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17-6517. Powers of district court in certain proceedings; punishment for disobedience of orders. (a) The district court, in any proceeding instituted under K.S.A. 17-6501, 17-6505 or 17-6515, and amendments thereto, may determine the right and power of persons claiming to own stock to vote at any meeting of the stockholders.

(b) The court may: (1) Appoint a master to hold any election provided for in K.S.A. 17-6501, 17-6505 or 17-6515, and amendments thereto, under such orders and powers as it deems proper; (2) punish any officer or director for contempt in case of disobedience of any order made by the court; and (3) in case of disobedience by a corporation of any order made by the court, may enter a decree against such corporation for a penalty of not more than $5,000.

History: L. 1972, ch. 52, § 70; L. 1973, ch. 100, § 4; L. 2004, ch. 143, § 41; L. 2016, ch. 110, § 60; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

8 Del. C. § 227.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Election of directors at organizational meeting, see 17-6008.

Filling of vacancies and newly created directorships, see 17-6513.

Appointment of custodian for corporation, see 17-6516.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"2007 Legislative Wrap Up: Reflections on the 2007 Session," James W. Clark, 76 J.K.B.A. No. 7, 26 (2007).

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