2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 180. Business corporations.
180.0850 Definitions applicable to indemnification and insurance provisions.

180.0850

180.0850 Definitions applicable to indemnification and insurance provisions. In ss. 180.0850 to 180.0859:

180.0850(1)

(1) "Corporation" means a domestic corporation and any domestic or foreign predecessor of a domestic corporation where the predecessor corporation's existence ceased upon the consummation of a merger or other transaction.

180.0850(2)

(2) "Director or officer" of a corporation means any of the following:

180.0850(2)(a)

(a) An individual who is or was a director or officer of the corporation.

180.0850(2)(b)

(b) An individual who, while a director or officer of the corporation, is or was serving at the corporation's request as a director, officer, partner, trustee, member of any governing or decision-making committee, manager, employee or agent of another corporation or foreign corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise.

180.0850(2)(c)

(c) An individual who, while a director or officer of the corporation, is or was serving an employee benefit plan because his or her duties to the corporation also impose duties on, or otherwise involve services by, the person to the plan or to participants in or beneficiaries of the plan.

180.0850(2)(d)

(d) Unless the context requires otherwise, the estate or personal representative of a director or officer.

180.0850(3)

(3) "Expenses" include fees, costs, charges, disbursements, attorney fees and any other expenses incurred in connection with a proceeding.

180.0850(4)

(4) "Liability" includes the obligation to pay a judgment, settlement, forfeiture, or fine, including an excise tax assessed with respect to an employee benefit plan, plus costs, fees, and surcharges imposed under ch. 814, and reasonable expenses.

180.0850(5)

(5) "Party" includes an individual who was or is, or who is threatened to be made, a named defendant or respondent in a proceeding.

180.0850(6)

(6) "Proceeding" means any threatened, pending or completed civil, criminal, administrative or investigative action, suit, arbitration or other proceeding, whether formal or informal, which involves foreign, federal, state or local law and which is brought by or in the right of the corporation or by any other person.

180.0850 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 303; 1993 a. 112; 2003 a. 139.

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