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Property Management Expert Discusses Rental Management Dispute BUSINESS Expert Case

This case involves a group of minority shareholders in a company which owns and manages a chain of rental properties in the Orlando area. The company was spending more than 18% of its sales income to pay the salaries of persons who perform the same functi …

Ethics Expert Comments on Minority Shareholder Rights BUSINESS Expert Case

Ethics Expert Comments on Minority Shareholder Rights

This case involves the minority shareholder and Chief Operating Officer of a C-corporation, where the owners of the company are taxed separately from the company itself. The minority shareholder was forced out of her role, but her former colleagues refused …

SEC Expert Opines on Illegal Poison Pill Agreement BUSINESS Expert Case

SEC Expert Opines on Illegal Poison Pill Agreement

This case involves a defending company that had a board who have entrenched themselves in the positions by enacting a “poison pill” agreement that prevents any takeover of the company by shareholders. One of the shareholders attempted to vote out the curre …

Company Sues Oil Exploration Consultant Over Conflict of Interest BUSINESS Expert Case

CASE: Mar Oil Co. v. Korpan, 973 F. Supp. 2d 775 BACKGROUND: On January 27, 2000, MAR Oil Company entered into a Consulting and Gross Overriding Royalty Interest (GORI) Agreement with Myron Korpan as its consultant for exploring oil and gas reserves  …

Mortgage Company Executives Face SEC Action Over Misrepresentations BUSINESS Expert Case

This is a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action for fraudulent misrepresentations and omissions about a mortgage company’s financial condition, margin call activity, and liquidity by the mortgage company’s executives. The company, wh …