Paul v. China MediaExpress Holdings, Inc.Annotate this Case
This was an action to inspect the books and records of a corporation under 8 Del. C. 220. A shareholder brought this action after a series of reports and events, including the resignation of the company's independent auditor, raised suspicions that the company had engaged in fraud and falsified its financial statements. The court found that the shareholder had established proper purposes to inspect the books and records of the company. Therefore, the court granted the shareholder's demand as to the documents at issue, but only to the extent the documents were necessary for one of his proper purposes. The court also denied the company's request to stay this action.