Dissent Case Cites Delaware Law But Applies Its Own Interpretation

Business Valuation UpdateVol. 3 No. 4
Legal and Court Case Update
April 1997
6021 National Commercial Banks
522110 Commercial Banking
shareholder dissent/oppression
investment value, delaware block rule

Berens v. Ludwig
953 F. Supp. 249, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1551
February 13, 1997
Federal Court
United States District Court


A bank consolidation gave rise to minority stockholders' appraisal rights, which Berens exercised.

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Berens v. Ludwig

At issue is the plaintiff's claim that the comptroller's, the defendant, appraisal of his stock in a bank was conducted in an arbitrary and capricious manner and the appraisal should be set aside.