Hard to believe the two, 50/50 owners of a company with half a billion annual sales and $80 million profit can’t overcome their mutual antipathy, but that’s exactly what happened in Shawe v. Elting, a decision last week by the Delaware Chancery Court ordering the appointment of a custodian to sell the company. It’s in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading “Locked in Corporate Hell”: Bitter Feud Between Deadlocked 50/50 Owners Leads Court to Order Sale of Lucrative Company

This week’s New York Business Divorce offers short summaries of three recent decisions of interest by Commercial Division Justices Melvin Schweitzer, Carolyn Demarest, and Marcy Friedman in which the courts addressed interesting issues concerning shareholder standing to seek removal of a director and dissolution of a wholly-owned subsidiary; venue in dissolution proceedings; and application of CPLR 205’s savings provision to the statute of limitations in a dissolution case.
Continue Reading Summer Shorts: Director Removal and Other Recent Decisions of Interest