Business Associations Keyed to Hamilton
Abreu v. Unica Indus. Sales, Inc.
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Abreu (P) held half interest and presidency of Ebro Foods, Inc. Ralph (D) and William Steinbarth (D) held the other half interest via La Preferida, Inc. (D). They were also owners and directors of Unica Industrial Sales, Inc (Unica) (D), which distributed Ebro products. Abreu (P) filed suit against usurping. The court found that Ralph (D) created Unica (D) to directly compete with Ebro and removed him as a director. Abreu (P) was awarded monetary and injunctive relief. The court also appointed Vega, Abreu’s (P) son in law as a provisional director to break deadlocks between the directors. The Steinbarths (D) appealed Vega’s appointment.
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