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(a) Any court of record having equity jurisdiction in the county where a corporation's principal office (or if none in this state, its registered office) is located may remove any director of the corporation from office in a proceeding commenced either by the corporation, its members holding at least ten percent (10%) of the voting power of any class or the attorney general and reporter in the case of a public benefit corporation if the court finds that:
(1) The director engaged in fraudulent or dishonest conduct, or gross abuse of authority or discretion, with respect to the corporation, or a final judgment has been entered finding that the director has violated a duty set forth in part 3 of this chapter; and
(2) Removal is in the best interest of the corporation.
(b) The court that removes a director may bar the director from serving on the board for a period prescribed by the court.
(c) If members or the attorney general and reporter commence a proceeding under subsection (a), the corporation shall be made a party defendant.
(d) If a public benefit corporation or its members commence a proceeding under subsection (a), they shall give the attorney general and reporter written notice of the proceeding.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Code Title 48. Corporations and Associations § 48-58-110 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-48-corporations-and-associations/tn-code-sect-48-58-110/
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