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Goodwin v. Agassiz
Citation:186 N.E. 659 (Mass. 1933).
Agassiz was the president and director of Cliff Mining Company. MacNaughton was the general manager and a director. In 1925, exploration began on Cliff Mining Company property. Exploration ended in May 1926, resulting in a theory that there were copper deposits. Defendants did not want adjacent property owners to learn about the geologist’s theory for fear they may have difficulty securing options on those lands in the future. A newspaper article on May 14, 1926 reported that exploration operations had ended on the Cliff Mining Company property. Plaintiff immediately sold his shares of stock after reading the article. The shares were sold through brokers which were then bought by defendants’ brokers.
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