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Shawe v. Elting
Citation:157 A.3d 152 (Del. 2017)
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TransPerfect Global, Inc. has 100 shares of common stick issued and outstanding, divided fifty shares to Elting, forty-nine shares to Shawe, and one share to Shirley Shawe. Elting and Shawe co-founded the business in 1922 while living together. As the company grew, the founders were not satisfied with their financial success. Shawe engaged in a secret campaign to spy on Elting and invade her privacy by intercepting her mail, monitoring her phone calls, accessing her emails. The court below also made detailed findings about continuous acrimonious disputes over personal and business expenses and mutual hostaging between the founders over proposed acquisitions. While Shawe and Elting continued to harass each other, interfere with the business and demoralize the employees, they filed lawsuits against each other. The conflict eventually distilled down to Elting’s petition to declare a deadlock and appoint a custodian to sell TPG.
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