Derivative claims seeking recovery on behalf of the business entity frequently are brought in liitgation among the business’s co-owners. Often they are combined with direct claims seeking individual redress. A decision last week by a Manhattan appellate panel in Yudell v. Gilbert, featuring a signed opinion by Justice Karla Moskowitz, adopts Delaware’s approach to distinguish direct from derivative claims, which is crucial in determining whether the plaintiff must satisfy the requirement of pre-suit demand upon the entity’s controlling body. This week’s New York Business Divorce has the story.

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