Shareholder Derivative Suit
What is a Shareholder Derivative Suit?
Shareholder Derivative Suit may refer to a legal claim brought by a shareholder on behalf of a corporation against a third party. This type of lawsuit is typically initiated when the company's board of directors refuses to take action, or fails to act in the best interests of the corporation. The shareholder, in this case, is acting as a representative of the corporation and may seek to recover damages or other remedies for the company.
Shareholder Derivative Suit in More Detail
In a Shareholder Derivative Suit, the shareholder stands in the shoes of the company and seeks to recover damages or other remedies for the company’s benefit. This type of lawsuit is usually brought when the board of directors refuses to take action, or fails to act in the best interests of the corporation. For example, if a company’s board of directors fails to investigate a potential scam involving company assets, a shareholder may file a Shareholder Derivative Suit to recover losses for the company.
In order to bring a Shareholder Derivative Suit, the shareholder must be able to show that the company’s board of directors has failed to act in the best interests of the company. Additionally, the shareholder must have a direct interest in the outcome of the suit, such as owning a significant number of shares in the company or having been appointed as a representative of the company.
The purpose of a Shareholder Derivative Suit is to protect the interests of shareholders by holding board of directors accountable for their actions. By bringing such a suit, shareholders can help to ensure that the company is acting in the best interests of all stakeholders, including shareholders.
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