Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 193.971
- Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
- Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
- Officers: when applied to corporations include directors and trustees. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
- Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed; "year" alone means "year of our Lord". See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
(1) Claims barred. Except as provided in s. 193.951 (3), a creditor or claimant who does not file a claim or bring an action during the pendency of the dissolution proceedings or has not brought an action before the commencement of the dissolution proceedings, and all those claiming through or under the creditor or claimant, are forever barred from bringing an action to collect on that claim or otherwise enforcing it, except as provided in this section.
(2) Certain claims allowed for good cause. Except as provided in s. 193.951 (3), within one year after the date on which the articles of dissolution are filed under s. 193.905 (5) or an order of dissolution is issued under s. 193.961, a creditor or claimant who shows good cause for not having previously filed the claim may apply to the circuit court to allow a claim against the cooperative’s undistributed assets or, if the undistributed assets are not sufficient to satisfy the claim, against a person to the extent of the distributions received by that person in the dissolution by virtue of that person’s status as a member.
(3) Certain omitted claims allowed. A person to whom is owed a debt, obligation, or liability incurred during an action under s. 193.931 (1), but who is not paid before the distribution of assets and proceeds under s. 193.935 (3) (f), may bring an action to recover on the claim against the officers, directors, or members of the cooperative before the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations.