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Judicial review of the decision of a special litigation committee appointed by a corporation's board of directors is governed by the business judgment rule. Neither the merits of a shareholders' derivative claim nor the substance of the committee's decision to reject the claim is subject to judicial review at this stage.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/29/2003
  • Published 04/29/2003


  • PREMO, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Archer & Hanson, Richard J. Archer, Jaress & Leong, R. Patrick Jaress, for Plaintiffs/Appellants:  Aarathi Desaigoudar, Chan Desaigoudar, as trustees of the Chan Desaigoudar Foundation.

  • For Appellees:
  • Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, Michael H. Kalkstein, Valerie M. Wagner, Palo Alto, for Defendants/Respondents:  Wade Meyercord, Scott Hover-Smoot, Angel Jordan, Jeffrey Kalb, C. Kumar Patel, Stuart Schube, John Sprague, John Trewin.
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