Business Law Section offers symposium

‘Corporate Oppression Actions’ to be explored

The State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section will present “Symposium on Corporate Oppression Actions” on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  at the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, Wayne State University Law School, 471 West Palmer in Detroit.

The interplay between the business courts and recent published precedents and the proliferation of claims under MCL 450.1489, 4515 is altering the landscape of the corporate oppression action and the application of fiduciary standards in the context of corporate disputes.

The “Symposium on Corporate Oppression” explores effective techniques and tools in both prosecuting and defending the corporate action. Top practitioners and scholars in this arena are slated to share their strategies and speak on a variety of relevant topics in corporate shareholder and member oppression law, including application and interpretation of the recent published precedent of Franks v. Franks (Sept. 24, 2019, COA # 343290), national standards and pending legislative amendments in Michigan, practice management, and perspectives from the bench. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Wayne State Journal of Business Law.

Speaking at the event will be Mark C. Rossman, Rossman Saxe PC; Professor Douglas K. Moll, University of Texas School of Law; E. Powell Miller, The Miller Firm; Daniel Quick, Dickinson Wright; Bernard Fuhs, Butzel Long; and Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Lita M. Popke.

Food and beverages will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost to attend is $25 (law students may attend at no cost). For additional information or to register, visit


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