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Oct 16, 2017

Misunderstandings Among Owners Can Lead To Business Divorce Litigation

One of the most common reasons for a minority shareholder to file “business divorce litigation” is because that minority owner feels left out, pushed out, squeezed out – simply not part of the process in any significant way.  Quite often, the minority owner is pushed out for a reason that is not entirely unjustified.  But just as often, these feelings are the result of a misunderstanding that has spiraled out of control.» Read More

Jul 27, 2016

Steps a Company Can Take to Inoculate Itself Against Shareholder Dispute Litigation

As discussed many times on this blog, shareholder dispute litigation can be extremely costly and terribly disruptive to company operations.  From the company’s point of view, it should be avoided if at all possible.  Once an oppressed minority shareholder complaint is filed, or is about to be filed, it is often too late to avoid.  This post is more focused on what company management can do to make sure the circumstances that could lead to such a lawsuit do not infect your company.» Read More

Aug 31, 2015

Shareholder Dispute Litigation and Employee Loyalty

I have previously written on this site about who gets “custody” of the company’s customers in a business divorce.  Related to this topic, can employee loyalty become an issue in shareholder divorce litigation?

Many times, it is clear who will remain with the company in the event of shareholder dispute litigation.  For example, if a 10% shareholder who has never worked for the company sues for oppression, the suit is not likely to confuse the employees, as it will be viewed as an internal, ownership matter. » Read More

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