The Delaware Court of Chancery, in Skye Mineral Investors, LLC, et al. v. DXS Capital (US), Ltd., et al. and Skye Mineral Partners, LLC, C.A. No. 2018-0059-JRS, memo. op. (Del. Ch. Feb. 24, 2020), found it conceivable that minority members of an LLC used contractual blocking rights and other means of negative control in a in a scheme to force an LLC subsidiary into bankruptcy and acquire its assets at a fraction of their worth, in breach of fiduciary duties.
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