In this week’s New York Business Divorce, read about the opaque doctrine of disqualifying shareholder derivative plaintiff conflicts of interest, including a pair of decisions less than a month apart by New York and Delaware courts casting doubt upon the doctrine’s continued expanse and viability.
Continue Reading The “Conflict of Interest” Defense to Shareholder Derivative Standing

The Manhattan Commercial Division recently dismissed derivative claims by a partner in a family-owned realty partnership based on conflicts of interest and his “litigious nature”. Learn more about this unusual and instructive case in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Suing on Behalf of People You’re Suing Can Sink a Derivative Lawsuit — Especially If You Have a Litigious Nature

A recent decision by Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Jeffrey Oing dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a petition to dissolve a Delaware LLC whose operating agreement included a venue provision waiving the members’ right to sue anywhere but New York. Get the full story in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Delaware LLC Agreement Says Members Waive Right to Sue Outside New York, But New York Judge Says Otherwise in Dissolution Case

Provisions in LLC operating agreements, penalizing members for failing to make capital contributions, have generated a number of court decisions in recent years, but none as interesting and perhaps controversial as last week’s ruling by the Appellate Division, First Department, in Antonini v. Petito. You won’t want to miss it in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

Continue Reading Bad LLC Agreement Makes Bad Law in Dispute Over Capital Call