2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 180. Business corporations.
180.1604 Court-ordered inspection.

180.1604

180.1604 Court-ordered inspection.

180.1604(1)

(1) If a corporation does not within a reasonable time allow a shareholder to inspect and copy any record described in s. 180.1602 (1) or (2), the shareholder who complies with s. 180.1602 (1m) or (2), as applicable, may apply to the circuit court for the county where the corporation's principal office or, if none in this state, its registered office is located for an order to permit inspection and copying of the records demanded.

180.1604(2)

(2) If the court orders inspection and copying of the records demanded, it shall also order the corporation to pay the shareholder's costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, notwithstanding s. 814.04 (1), 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 shareholder to inspect the records demanded. The order shall also specify whether the corporation may impose a charge under s. 180.1603 (2) for copying the records demanded.

180.1604(3)

(3) 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 shareholder.

180.1604(4)

(4) Notwithstanding sub. (1) and s. 180.1602 (2), the circuit court for the county where the corporation's principal office or, if none in this state, its registered office is located may, in the proper exercise of its discretion, order the corporation to permit a shareholder of the corporation to inspect and copy any of the records described in s. 180.1602 (2) (a) 1. to 3., irrespective of the period of time during which the shareholder has been a shareholder or the number of shares that he or she owns, if the shareholder proves in a proceeding by the shareholder that he or she satisfies s. 180.1602 (2) (b) 3., 4. and 5.

180.1604 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 303; 1995 a. 400.

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