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Bylaw change cannot redefine minority shareholder protection (access required)

Corporate directors cannot avoid obtaining minority shareholder approval to sell a company by amending its bylaws to redefine a statutory safe harbor provision. The statutory provision is designed to protect minority shareholders when a sale would leave the company without ...

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FOIA exemptions improperly applied to legal fee records (access required)

The circuit court too broadly applied the attorney-client and work-product exemptions in Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act when approving a city’s redactions of invoices for legal and expert witness fees. The case is remanded for further review and to determine ...

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Tax payments did not create right to illegal property use (access required)

The circuit court incorrectly ruled that respondent property owners who paid property taxes for more than 15 years acquired a vested right to continue their illegal use of two buildings. Code § 15.2-2307(D) provides that buildings or structures may not ...

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