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(1) Except as provided in subs. (2) and (3), a director or officer of a county or district dental society organized or continued under s. 447.12 is not liable to the dental society, its members or creditors, or any person asserting rights on behalf of the dental society, its members or creditors, or any other person, for damages, settlements, fees, fines, penalties or other monetary liabilities arising from a breach of, or failure to perform, any duty resulting solely from his or her status as a director or officer, unless the person asserting liability proves that the breach or failure to perform constitutes any of the following:
(a) A willful failure to deal fairly with the dental society or its members in connection with a matter in which the director or officer has a material conflict of interest.
(b) A violation of criminal law, unless the director or officer had reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was lawful or no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful.
(c) A transaction from which the director or officer derived an improper personal profit.
(d) Willful misconduct.
(2) Except as provided in sub. (3), this section does not apply to any of the following:
(a) A civil or criminal proceeding brought by or on behalf of any governmental unit, authority or agency.
(b) A proceeding brought by any person for a violation of state or federal law where the proceeding is brought pursuant to an express private right of action created by state or federal statute.
(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a proceeding brought by a governmental unit, authority or agency in its capacity as a private party or contractor.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Wisconsin Statutes Regulation and Licensing (Ch. 440 to 480) § 447.38. Limited liability of directors and officers - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wi/regulation-and-licensing-ch-440-to-480/wi-st-447-38/
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