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Shareholder Fiduciary Accountability

[2014] Journal of Business Law 1

30 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2012 Last revised: 21 Feb 2014

Robert Flannigan

University of Saskatchewan

Date Written: September 16, 2012

Abstract

Judges have concluded that shareholders have no status fiduciary duty to their corporations. They have also concluded that majority shareholders have a status duty to minority shareholders. Both conclusions are wrong.

Keywords: shareholder, fiduciary duty, opportunism, limited access, duty of loyalty, voting, will definition, authority, division of power, majority rule, fraud on the minority, joint stock company

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Flannigan, Robert, Shareholder Fiduciary Accountability (September 16, 2012). [2014] Journal of Business Law 1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2147519 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2147519

Robert Flannigan (Contact Author)

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