- Boland v. Boland -- The Court of Appeals Raises the Standard in Derivative Lawsuits. Metro, A. Howard; Cascio, Ginny // Maryland Bar Journal;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p4
The article focuses on the Maryland court case Boland v. Boland, which dealt with derivative lawsuits brought by corporate shareholders. Topics include claims of frivolous spending, the standards of procedural fairness, and good faith dealings. Information is provided on the rights of minority...
- VARIATIONS ON THE CLASS THEME. Bourne, Nicholas // Accountancy;Jan1988, Vol. 101 Issue 1133, p128
This article examines some court cases in Great Britain that have involved a consideration of what constitutes a class of shares and what amounts to a variation of class rights and the method of varying class rights. There are few more difficult areas of company law than the complex web of legal...
- Proposed amendment to draft Fifth Company. Dishington, Jo // Accountancy;May91, Vol. 107 Issue 1173, p58
Reports on the proposed amendments to the European Commission's fifth company law directive. Limits to preferential shares issued in return for restricted voting rights; Number of votes allowed to a single shareholder; Nomination of board members.
- Days may be numbered for Volkswagen Law. // Automotive Manufacturing Solutions;Mar/Apr2007, p10
The article deals with the implementation of a German legislation which protects Volkswagen from foreign takeover. Under the legislation, shareholders in the company are not allowed to exercise more than 20 percent of the firm's voting rights, regardless of their level of stock holding....
- Some important sections of the Companies Acts -- Part 2. Keenan, Denis // Accountancy;Oct81, Vol. 92 Issue 1058, p113
Part II. Discusses important provisions of Great Britain's Companies Act of 1980 for those reviewing for accounting licensure examinations. Classification of companies; Right of preemption in equity shareholders; Loans to directors and connected persons.
- Preferential settlement. // Accountancy;Jun96, Vol. 117 Issue 1234, p94
The article discusses the court decision on preference shares in the U.S. The issue of preference shares to the wives of the sole directors and shareholders of the issuing company which entitled them to an income rights with no voting rights. It was constituted through a settlement by the...
- Swallowing the Pill. MALESKE, MELISSA // InsideCounsel;Oct2010, Vol. 22 Issue 225, p18
The article discusses a court case which involved billionaire investor Ron Burkle's challenge of the poison pill by Barnes & Noble (B&N). The board of B&N enacted the shareholder rights plan, also called a poison pill, wherein when a shareholder acquires more than 20 percent of stocks, current...
- Supreme Court Report. Young, Rowland L. // American Bar Association Journal;Apr83, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p516
Focuses on cases handled by the United States Supreme Court during January 1983. Definition of shareholder rights in securities fraud cases; Expansion of concept of 'maritime employment'; Liability of trade-union for breach of duty in wrongful firing case.
- SELECTICA, INC. v. VERSATA ENTERPRISES, INC. // Delaware Journal of Corporate Law;2011, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p319
The article discusses a court case wherein plaintiff Selectica Inc. has sued for alleged breaches of shareholder rights agreement against Versata Enterprise Inc., at the Court of Chancery in Delaware. The defendant have countersued, seeking to have the rights agreement and other actions by...