Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 181.0833

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
   (1)    When liable. Except as provided in sub. (3), a director who votes for or assents to a distribution made in violation of subch. XIII or the articles of incorporation is personally liable to the corporation for the amount of the distribution that exceeds what could have been distributed without violating subch. XIII or the articles of incorporation, if it is established that the director’s vote or assent constitutes conduct described by s. 181.0855 (1) (a), (b), (c) or (d). In any proceeding brought under this section, a director has all of the defenses ordinarily available to a director.
   (2)   Right to contribution. A director who is liable under sub. (1) for an unlawful distribution is entitled to contribution from all of the following persons:
      (a)    Every other director who could be held liable under sub. (1) for the unlawful distribution.
      (b)    Each member, for the amount that the member accepted knowing that the distribution was made in violation of subch. XIII or the articles of incorporation.
   (3)   When proceeding barred. A proceeding under this section is barred unless it is brought within 2 years after the date on which the distribution was made.