In another lawsuit concerning cooperatives’ capital credit practices, a North Carolina trial court ruled in favor of a cooperative that we previously wrote about in another blog post.
The court ruled, based on the facts at issue, that the cooperative had no fiduciary duty to the plaintiffs, which were a group of deceased members’ estates. In addition, it declared that the cooperative had authority to adopt a procedure for retiring deceased members’ capital credits on an accelerated and discounted basis. However, it expressly did not rule on whether the cooperative, in practice, properly discounted the capital credits. In other words, the court reserved judgment on the specific manner of discounting the particular capital credits at issue in this case. Read More »Cooperative Litigation Update: N.C. Court Rules on Coop’s Discounting Program