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eBay Domestic Holdings, Inc. v. Newmark
Citation:16 A.3d 1 (Del. Ch. 2010)
Newmark and Buckmaster, majority shareholders of craigslist, implemented a voting agreement aimed to maintain the corporation‘s community-service focus beyond their lifetimes. The agreement was designed to prevent their heirs from selling shares to eBay, who they feared would lead the corporation away from this community-focus. eBay, as minority shareholder, brought suit against Newmark and Buckmaster, claiming the voting agreement violated their fiduciary duty owed to the corporation.
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