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Wilkes v. Springside Nursing Home, Inc.
Citation:353 N.E.2d 657 (Mass. 1976)
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Wilkes, Riche, Quinn, and Connor were the four directors of Springside Nursing Home, Inc. Each director owned an equal share, but there was eventually a falling out between Wilkes and the three other directors. The relationship was to a point where the three other directors refused to pay a profit to Wilkes, and attempted to strip him of his director role at the annual meeting. Wilkes continued to fulfill his obligations as director, despite not being recognized or paid by the corporation or other directors.
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