Federal Court Fashions ‘Unique’ Pricing Remedy in Shareholder Oppression Case

Business Valuation UpdateVol. 15 No. 6
Legal and Court Case Update
June 2009
6552 Land Subdividers and Developers, Except Cemeteries
judicial dissolution

Kaplan v. First Hartford Corp.
2009 WL 737681 (D. Me.)
March 20, 2009
Federal Court
United States District Court
Guilliaem Aertsen (plaintiff); Nancy Fannon and Timothy Riddiough (defendants)


An oppressed minority shareholder sought judicial appraisal of the First Hartford Corp., a company that managed and developed real estate through several subsidiaries, with several attributes that made it unique.

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Kaplan v. First Hartford Corp.

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