Jenner & Block

Firm Wins on Issues of First Impression Interpreting Michigan Shareholder-Oppression Statute

Jenner & Block Partners John F. Ward, Jr. and Jessica Ring Amunson and Associate Michelle R. Singer recently secured an important victory for client Benjamin A. Taub when the Michigan Supreme Court unanimously reversed the judgment of the court of appeals and the trial court against Taub.  The firm became involved with the case after Mr. Taub received an adverse jury verdict finding that he had violated Michigan’s shareholder oppression statute.  The case generated significant attention from the business bar in Michigan as it involved issues of first impression regarding the proper interpretation of Michigan’s shareholder-oppression statute and the right to a jury under the statute.  Taking the case from post-trial motions, through the court of appeals, and finally to the Michigan Supreme Court, the firm obtained a unanimous ruling in favor of Mr. Taub.  Former associate Adam C.G. Ringguth also assisted with the case.  Please click here to read the court’s opinion.