The Fundamentals of Oppression Shareholder Litigation in New Jersey

Produced on: December 04, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

This program, presented by Stark & Stark attorney Scott Unger, will provide an overview of oppressed shareholder litigation in New Jersey. The program will begin by defining minority oppression and will provide corresponding examples. Other topics to be discussed include what to look for in the initial client intake meeting with a minority shareholder, and potential defenses to oppression claims. Finally, the program will review how these cases are litigated in court and address common scenarios encountered during discovery and settlement negotiations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define minority oppression and examine common illustrations of such oppression
  2. Develop strategies for successfully conducting a client intake meeting with a minority shareholder
  3. Review the business judgment rule, a potential defense to oppression claims
  4. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of litigating shareholder oppression claims
  5. Discuss the applicable discovery rules in oppression claims
  6. Review common issues that arise during settlement discussions


Scott Unger

Stark & Stark, Attorneys at Law

Scott I. Unger is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Litigation Group, where he concentrates his practice on litigation arising out of business and commercial disputes. Mr. Unger regularly counsels business owners on the prosecution and defense of minority oppression litigation (corporate divorces), breach of contract cases, uniform commercial code (U.C.C.) litigation, consumer fraud claims, appellate practice, employment, and estate litigation. He has extensive experience litigating cases in a variety of jurisdictions, including, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Texas, and Maryland.

Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Mr. Unger worked with the Ohio State University’s athletic department. He was responsible for ensuring that Ohio State’s coaches, athletes, and boosters adhered to NCAA, Big 10 and Title IV rules and regulations.

Recently, Mr. Unger authored chapters of an American Bar Association Treatise entitled “Business Divorce,” specifically addressing the minority oppression cause of action and procedural limitations associated with asserting derivative claims. Mr. Unger is also a frequent lecturer on shareholder/member oppression, commercial litigation, and business torts.


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