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CTS Corp. v. Dynamics Corp. of America
Citation:481 U.S. 69 (1987)
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On March, 1986, the Governor of Indiana signed a revised Indiana Business Corporation Law. Beginning on August 1, 1987, the Act will apply to any corporation incorporated in Indiana. Under the Act, an entity acquires “control shares” whenever it acquires shares that, but for the operation of the Act, would bring its voting power in the corporation. On March 10, 1986, appellee Dynamics Corporation of America owned 9.6% of the common stock of appellant CTS Corporation. Six days after the Act went into effect, Dynamics announced a tender offer for another million shares in CTS. Four days later, Dynamics filed a complaint, alleging that the Act is preempted by the Williams Act.
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