Justia Business Law Opinion Summaries

Articles Posted in Maryland Supreme Court
The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the appellate court reversing the judgment of the circuit court granting Defendants' motion to dismiss this case for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, holding that the appellate court erred in finding that Plaintiff's complaint alleged sufficient facts to state a cause of each for counts two and three.Plaintiff, a minority stockholder in a family-owned corporation, brought this action alleging one count of stockholder oppression seeking equitable relief short of dissolution (count one) and compensatory damages for claims of breach of fiduciary duty (count two) and unjust enrichment (count three). The circuit court granted Defendants' motion to dismiss, thereby denying Plaintiff's request for leave to amend the complaint. The appellate court reversed the judgment in its entirety. The Supreme Court affirmed as to count one and reversed as to the remaining counts, holding that Plaintiff's proposed amended complaint set forth sufficient facts to state a claim for stockholder oppression but did not allege sufficient facts to support Plaintiff's direct causes of action for breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment. View "Eastland Food Corp. v. Mekhaya" on Justia Law