Code of Alabama - Title 10A: Alabama Business and Nonprofit Entities Code - Section 10A-1-3.21 - Rights of governing persons in certain cases

Section 10A-1-3.21 - Rights of governing persons in certain cases.

(a) In discharging a duty or exercising a power, a governing person, including a governing person who is a member of a committee, in good faith and with ordinary care, may rely on information, opinions, reports, or statements, including financial statements and other financial data, concerning a domestic entity or another person and prepared or presented by:

(1) an officer or employee of the entity;

(2) legal counsel;

(3) a public accountant or certified public accountant;

(4) an investment banker;

(5) a person who the governing person reasonably believes possesses professional expertise in the matter; or

(6) a committee of the governing authority of which the governing person is not a member.

(b) A governing person may not in good faith rely on the information described by subsection (a) if the governing person has knowledge of a matter that makes the reliance unwarranted.

(c) A governing person held liable on a claim is entitled to contribution from each of the other governing persons held liable on the same claim, as appropriate to achieve equity.

(Act 2009-513, p. 967, §18.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021