In Family Business Fray, a Key Appraisal Ruling

null A Manhattan Commercial Division judge has awarded damages and attorney fees—plus a 25 percent share of a company valued at nearly $9 million—to a minority shareholder who was squeezed out of a family-run textile business.


General Jurisdiction in New York After 'Daimler'

George Bundy Smith and Thomas Hall write: Recent Commercial Division decisions make clear that the new standard set forth under Daimler v. Bauman has reduced the reach of New York courts' general jurisdiction over non-domiciliary corporations by providing only a 'limited set of affiliations' that can now confer general jurisdiction.

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