This week’s New York Business Divorce highlights two recently published articles on two topics of great interest to business divorce practitioners: (1) whether courts of one state have jurisdiction to dissolve business entities formed in another state, and (2) the role of equity in Delaware LLC litigation.
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You may be surprised to learn that, according to a ruling last month in Shapiro v Ettenson, a minority member of a New York LLC that initially had no written operating agreement is bound by a written operating agreement subsequently adopted by the majority members, notwithstanding the minority member’s refusal to sign the agreement. Get the detailed story in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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The implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing is a much misunderstood and frequently misused legal doctrine in disputes between co-owners of business entities. A decision by the Delaware Supreme Court earlier this month provides an excellent roadmap to understand the doctrine and the ability–or not–to contract around it. It’s in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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A decision last month by Nassau County Commercial Division Justice Ira Warshawsky, and two recent decisions by the Delaware Chancery and Supreme Courts, clarify issues of standing and scope in proceedings under the business corporation and LLC statutes for inspection of company books and records. Read more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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