TITLE 6
Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

CHAPTER 6-36
Antitrust Law

SECTION 6-36-17


§ 6-36-17 Forfeiture of charter rights and privileges to do business.

(a)(1) Upon the failure of any person to comply with the terms of a final judgment or decree rendered by a court of this state issued for a violation of the provisions of this chapter, or to comply with a consent settlement approved by a court of this state concerning an alleged violation of this chapter, the attorney general may apply to the court:

(i) For the forfeiture of any charter rights, franchise privileges, or powers of the corporation held by the person under the laws of this state;

(ii) For dissolution, if the person is a corporation or limited partnership organized under the laws of this state; or

(iii) For the suspension of the privilege to conduct business within this state.

(2) The court, after giving due consideration to the public interest and to relevant competitive and economic circumstances, may grant so much of the requested relief as is deemed appropriate. Dissolution shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures specified by law for either voluntary or judicial dissolution of the particular type of corporation, association, firm, or partnership.

(b) If any corporation, association, partnership, or limited partnership shall be dissolved or have its privilege to transact business in this state suspended or revoked as provided in subsection (a) of this section, no assignee, transferee, or successor in interest of the corporation, association, partnership, or limited partnership shall be permitted to incorporate or to transact business in this state without first applying to the court for and receiving an order permitting incorporation or transaction of business. No order shall be granted unless the applicant proves to the satisfaction of the court that it will conduct its affairs in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1979, ch. 98, § 1.)