2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 14A - CORPORATIONS, GENERAL
Section 14A:3-6.7 - Termination of derivative proceeding, shareholder class action.
14A:3-6.7 Termination of derivative proceeding, shareholder class action.
7.On termination of a derivative proceeding or a shareholder class action the court may:
(1)order the corporation to pay the plaintiff's expenses incurred in the proceeding if it finds that the proceeding has resulted in a substantial benefit to the corporation;
(2)order the plaintiff to pay any defendant's expenses incurred in defending the proceeding if it finds that the proceeding was commenced or maintained without the exercise of reasonable diligence by the plaintiff or without reasonable cause or for an improper purpose; or
(3)order a party to pay an opposing party's expenses incurred because of the filing of a pleading, motion or other paper, if it finds that the pleading, motion or other paper was not well grounded in fact, after reasonable inquiry, or warranted by existing law or a good faith argument for the extension, modification or reversal of existing law and was interposed for an improper purpose, such as to harass or cause unnecessary delay or needlessly increase the cost of litigation.
L.2013, c.42, s.7.
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