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The Relief You May Seek if You Are Suffering From Shareholder Oppression

So you’re suffering from shareholder oppression and you’re hoping relief is available; what relief may you seek in Iowa?   Shareholder oppression may be difficult to “diagnose” (read more here), but once diagnosed and similar to any other ailment, the … Continue reading

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What you Need to Consider When Selling a Majority Ownership in a Corporation

As discussed in several previous posts (here and here), Iowa law recognizes the existence of fiduciary duties between majority and minority shareholders in Iowa corporations.  See Linge v. Ralston Purina Co., 293 N.W.2d 191, 194 (Iowa 1980); see also Cookies Food Prods., Inc. v. … Continue reading

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10 Characteristics of Shareholder Oppression in an Iowa Business – The Iowa Court of Appeals Explains

       In Heidecker Farms, Inc. v. Heidecker, the Iowa Court of Appeals identified several different actions / inactions that may arise to shareholder oppression in Iowa.  The court began by explaining shareholder oppression generally, stating: “Oppressive conduct ‘is an … Continue reading

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Oppression, Breach of Fiduciary Duties, Freeze Out, and Judicial Dissolution – An Iowa Court of Appeals 2011 Analysis

The Iowa Court of Appeals addressed Oppression, Breach of Fiduciary Duty,  Freeze Out, and Judicial Dissolution in Jochimsen v. Wapsi Hunting Club, Inc., 803 N.W.2d 672 (Iowa Ct. App. 2011) (CLICK HERE FOR THE OPINION).  As described below, among other issues, … Continue reading

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