2012 District of Columbia Code
Section 29-303.04

Ultra vires

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section, the validity of corporate action may not be challenged on the ground that the corporation lacks, or lacked, power to act.

(b) A corporation's power to act may be challenged in a proceeding by:

(1) A shareholder against the corporation to enjoin the act;

(2) The corporation, directly, derivatively, or through a receiver, trustee, or other legal representative, against an incumbent or former director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation; or

(3) The Attorney General for the District of Columbia under § 29-312.20.

(c) In a shareholder's proceeding under subsection (b)(1) of this section to enjoin an unauthorized corporate act, the Superior Court may enjoin or set aside the act, if equitable and if all affected persons are parties to the proceeding, and may award damages for loss, other than anticipated profits, suffered by the corporation or another party because of enjoining the unauthorized act.


(July 2, 2011, D.C. Law 18-378, § 2, 58 DCR 1720.)


Legislative History of Laws
For history of Law 18-378, see notes under § 29-101.01.

Current through September 13, 2012

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