Last year, in Pokoik v Norsel Realties, the trial court cited the plaintiff’s “litigious nature” and personal animus in dismissing his derivative claims based on conflict of interest. You’ll be interested to learn in this week’s New York Business Divorce that an appellate panel last week reversed the decision and reinstated the claims based on its finding that the parties’ relationship was not “especially acrimonious.”
Continue Reading Appeals Court Reinstates Derivative Claims Dismissed for Conflict of Interest Where Parties’ Relationship Not “Especially Acrimonious”

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

In a decision of apparent first impression in New York, an appellate panel last week upheld the common-law right of a shareholder to inspect the books and records of the corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Get the full story in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Ruling Upholds Shareholder’s Right to Inspect Subsidiary’s Books and Records

New York Business Divorce proudly presents its seventh annual list of the past year’s ten most noteworthy business divorce cases, along with short summaries and links to prior posts on the featured cases. Happy New Year!
Continue Reading Top Ten Business Divorce Cases of 2014