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Rosenfeld v. Fairchild Engine & Airplane Corp.
Citation:128 N.E>2d 291 (1955)
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In a stockholder’s derivative action brought by plaintiff, an attorney, who owns 25 out of the company’s over 2,300,000 shares, seeks to compel the return of $261,522, paid out of the corporate treasury to reimburse both sides in a proxy contest for their expenses. Of the amount in controversy, $106,000 was spent out of corporate funds by the old board of directors; $28,000 was paid to the old board by the new board after the change of management following the proxy contest; payment of $127,000, representing reimbursement of expenses to members of the prevailing group, was ratified by a 16 to 1 majority vote of the stockholders.
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