2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 180. Business corporations.
180.0833 Liability for unlawful distributions.


180.0833 Liability for unlawful distributions.


(1) Except as provided in sub. (3), a director who votes for or assents to a distribution made in violation of s. 180.0640 or the articles of incorporation is personally liable to the corporation for the amount of the distribution that exceeds what could have been distributed without violating s. 180.0640 or the articles of incorporation, if it is established that the director's vote or assent constitutes conduct described by s. 180.0828 (1) (a), (b), (c) or (d). In any proceeding brought under this section, a director has all of the defenses ordinarily available to a director.


(2) A director who is liable under sub. (1) for an unlawful distribution is entitled to contribution from all of the following persons:


(a) Every other director who could be held liable under sub. (1) for the unlawful distribution.


(b) Each shareholder for the amount that the shareholder accepted knowing that the distribution was made in violation of s. 180.0640 or the articles of incorporation.


(3) A proceeding under this section is barred unless it is brought within 2 years after the date on which the effect of the distribution was measured under s. 180.0640 (5).

180.0833 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 303.

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