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Iowa State Bar Association’s Business Law Council opposes HSB 42
Feb. 17, 2011 – J. Marc Ward, Iowa LLC Blog
HSB 42 would amend the Iowa Business Corporation Act to mandate that publicly-held Iowa corporations have staggered terms for boards of directors and only permit directors of such boards to be removed for cause. Casey’s, Inc. is advocating passage of the bill in order to add another roadblock to a hostile takeover bid like the one it avoided last year. In a memo to the president of the Iowa Bar Association the ISBA Business Law Council opposes the bill because it is contrary to one of the principles of corporate law that shareholders should have a say in all fundamental corporate governance issues.
The full version of this article is available online at Ward on Iowa Limited Liability Company Law.
Tags: corporate governance, Iowa Business Corporation Act, Iowa HSB 42, Iowa State Bar Association Business Law Council, publicly-held Iowa corporations, staggered terms for boards of directors