Hockessin Cmty. Ctr., Inc. v. SwiftAnnotate this Case
After a dispute resulting in a call for the resignation of several members of the Hockessin Community Center's board of directors, the Center filed a complaint seeking a determination of the lawful board of the Center. The complaint also sought damages and equitable relief under theories of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and secondary liability, based on Defendants' status as directors. The Court of Chancery named the lawful members of the board and the board president in its opinion, concluding (1) the disputed directors did not disqualify themselves and cease to be directors by failing to attend three board meetings in a row; (2) the disputed directors were not validly removed pursuant to a director-removal right in an agreement; (3) several of the defendant directors did not resign from the board; (4) although the Center failed to follow corporate formalities when adding certain directors, the directors validly served on the board as de facto directors; (5) a resolution adding five other non-defendants to the board was invalid; and (6) the actions taken at meetings at which the disputed directors reconstituted the board were partially valid.