NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 162 of 1982
450.2551 Liability of directors for certain corporate actions; liability of shareholder or member accepting or receiving unauthorized distribution.
(1) In addition to any other liability imposed by this act or other law upon directors of a corporation, directors who vote for, or concur in, any of the following corporate actions are jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the benefit of its creditors, shareholders, or members, to the extent of any legally recoverable injury suffered by such persons as a result of the action but not to exceed the amount unlawfully paid or distributed:
(a) Distribution of assets to shareholders or members contrary to this act or contrary to any restriction in the articles of incorporation or bylaws.
(b) Purchase of shares or memberships of the corporation contrary to this act or contrary to any restriction in the articles or bylaws.
(c) Distribution of assets to shareholders or members during or after dissolution of the corporation without paying, or adequately providing for, all known debts, obligations, and liabilities of the corporation.
(d) Making of a loan to an officer, director, or employee of the corporation or of a subsidiary thereof contrary to this act.
(2) A director is not liable under this section if the director has complied with section 541.
(3) A shareholder or member who accepts or receives a distribution with knowledge of facts indicating it is not authorized by this act is liable to the corporation in the amount accepted or received by the shareholder or member.
History: 1982, Act 162, Eff. Jan. 1, 1983
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