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    Just revising for the exam, but I am struggling with remedies and derivative claims.

    If a director has breached his duties from s170-177 and the minority shareholder is looking for a derivative claim

    How would he do so through s994?
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    I am struggling to understand derivative claim s263 and UPC s994? any help would be great..thanks
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    (Original post by PepsiCola)
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    I am struggling to understand derivative claim s263 and UPC s994? any help would be great..thanks
    Go on Westlaw. Find s.994. Look to the left of it. There's a section where you can look at the cases and articles that have talked about it. Read them. Done.
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    Derivative claims and s994 claims are similar. You can get similar remedies. In fact, one of the possible remedies for a s994 claim is a derivative action (this is because the court doesn't want you to have to re-start the litigation process all over again if it turns out you should have started a derivative action instead of a s994 claim).

    The difference is that derivative claims are claims by the company. The shareholder represents the company in the litigation on behalf of all shareholders, and any remedies are awarded to the company. Section 994 claims are claims by that particular shareholder and any remedy is awarded to that particular shareholder. In any given scenario, think about what the claimant is trying to achieve - is the claim about protecting the company as a whole or is it about protecting that particular shareholder, or class of shareholders.
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    (Original post by jacketpotato)
    Derivative claims and s994 claims are similar. You can get similar remedies. In fact, one of the possible remedies for a s994 claim is a derivative action (this is because the court doesn't want you to have to re-start the litigation process all over again if it turns out you should have started a derivative action instead of a s994 claim).

    The difference is that derivative claims are claims by the company. The shareholder represents the company in the litigation on behalf of all shareholders, and any remedies are awarded to the company. Section 994 claims are claims by that particular shareholder and any remedy is awarded to that particular shareholder. In any given scenario, think about what the claimant is trying to achieve - is the claim about protecting the company as a whole or is it about protecting that particular shareholder, or class of shareholders.

    Thank you very much, jp.

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