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A.P. Smith Mfg. Co. v. Barlow
Citation:346 U.S. 861 (1953)
The company was incorporated in 1896 and is engaged in the manufacture of sale of valves, fire hydrants and special equipment, mainly for water and gas industries. Over the years, the company has contributed regularly to the local community chest and to Upsala College in East Oranage and Newark University. On July, 1951, the board of directors adopted a resolution which set forth that was in the corporation’s best interests to join with others in the 1951 Annual Giving to Princeton University and appropriated $1,500 to be transferred by the corporation’s treasurer to the university as a contribution. The corporation instituted an action when the stockholders questioned the corporate activity.
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