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Gatz Props., LLC v. Auriga Capital Corp.
Citation:59 A.3d 1206 (2012)
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Peconic Bay, LLC was formed to hold a long-term lease from Gatz Properties LLC. Its manager was Gatz Properties, which itself was managed by William Gatz. Over the source of the second half of 2007, Matthew Galvin, acting on behalf of RDC Gold Group, Inc., made two offers to purchase the remainder of Peconic’s long-term lease. Gatz refused to provide Galvin an opportunity to conduct due diligence in connection with the offers. Nevertheless, Gatz did present Galvin’s two offers to the membership which unanimously rejected the offers. In December 2008, Gatz proposed to auction Peconic Bay. This was approved by the voting power of the Gatz controlled interests. Gatz then hired Maltz Auctions to conduct the auction. In 2010, Auriga and the remaining LLC minority members brought action for money damages.
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