Successful Supreme Court Ruling in Business Litigation Case

May 2010

Douglas Hargett, together with co-counsel at a large Alabama law firm, represented two multi-million dollar companies who were minority shareholders in a privately-held, multi-million dollar corporation in an action against the defendant corporation and certain of its board members, both directly and derivatively, challenging an incentive-compensation plan. Before the trial court, the defendants unsuccessfully challenged personal jurisdiction in Alabama and raised the forum non conveniens and internal affairs doctrines as affirmative defenses. The Alabama Supreme Court denied the defendants' petition of writ of mandamus, affirming the trial court's order and maintaining jurisdiction in Alabama. Ex parte Bentley, 2010 WL 2034943 (Ala. 2010).

Related Practice Area: Business Litigation