2011 Vermont Code
Title 11B Nonprofit Corporations
Chapter 16 RECORDS AND REPORTS
§ 4 Court-ordered inspection
§ 16.04. Court-ordered inspection
(a) If a corporation does not allow a member who complies with subsection 16.02(a) of this title to inspect and copy any records required by that subsection to be available for inspection, the superior court in the county where the corporation's principal office (or, if none in this state, then the registered office) is located may summarily order inspection and copying of the records demanded at the corporation's expense upon application of the member.
(b) If a corporation does not within a reasonable time allow a member to inspect and copy any other record, the member who complies with subsections 16.02(b) and (c) of this title may apply to the superior court in the county where the corporation's principal office (or, if none in this state, the registered office) is located for an order to permit inspection and copying of the records demanded. The court shall dispose of an application under this subsection on an expedited basis.
(c) If the court orders inspection and copying of the records demanded, it shall also order the corporation to pay the member's costs (including reasonable counsel fees) incurred to obtain the order unless the corporation proves that it refused inspection in good faith because it had a reasonable basis for doubt about the right of the member to inspect the records demanded.
(d) If the court orders inspection and copying of the records demanded, it may impose reasonable restrictions on the use or distribution of the records by the demanding member. (Added 1995, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.)
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