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  • Squeeze-outs and Freeze-outs in a Closely Held Business

    Forms of Minority Shareholder Oppression in Texas Because of the nature of the business structure in a closely held corporation, it’s not uncommon for conflict to arise between owners, often leading to oppression of minority shareholders . A closely held company is typically ... Read Article
  • Your Rights and Remedies as a Minority Shareholder (Worry Not: You Have Plenty)

    The Supreme Court of Texas has made it much more difficult for minority shareholders to sue majority shareholders for oppression. In the 2014 case of Ritchie v. Rupe, the Court declined to recognize the common law cause of action for shareholder oppression. This severely ... Read Article
  • Do minority shareholders have remedies after Ritchie v. Rupe?

    The Texas Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Ritchie v. Rupe completely changed the landscape of Texas laws regarding minority shareholder rights by rejecting the shareholder oppression cause of action. Prior to that ruling, minority shareholders could bring a claim that would ... Read Article
  • Texas Supreme Court: No Common Law Shareholder Oppression

    The Texas Supreme Court has declined to recognize a common-law cause of action for minority shareholder impression. The decision, issued on Friday, June 20, has been widely anticipated and could have a significant impact on shareholder-related business law and business litigation ... Read Article
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