GENERAL BUSINESS CORPORATIONS
30-29-1330. court action. (a) If a shareholder makes demand for payment under section 30-29-1326, Idaho Code, that remains unsettled, the corporation shall commence a proceeding within sixty (60) days after receiving the payment demand and petition the court to determine the fair value of the shares and accrued interest. If the corporation does not commence the proceeding within the sixty (60) day period, it shall pay in cash to each shareholder the amount the shareholder demanded pursuant to section 30-29-1326, Idaho Code, plus interest.
(b) The corporation shall commence the proceeding in the appropriate court of the county where the corporation’s principal office is located, or, if none in this state, Ada county. If the corporation is a foreign corporation, it shall commence the proceeding in the county in this state where the principal office of the domestic corporation merged with the foreign corporation was located or, if the domestic corporation did not have its principal office in this state at the time of the transaction, in Ada county.
(c) The corporation shall make all shareholders, regardless of whether they are residents of this state, whose demands remain unsettled parties to the proceeding, as in an action against their shares, and all parties shall be served with a copy of the petition. Nonresidents may be served by registered or certified mail or by publication as provided by law.
(d) The jurisdiction of the court in which the proceeding is commenced under subsection (b) of this section is plenary and exclusive. The court may appoint one (1) or more persons as appraisers to receive evidence and recommend a decision on the question of fair value. The appraisers shall have the powers described in the order appointing them or in any amendment to it. The shareholders demanding appraisal rights are entitled to the same discovery rights as parties in other civil proceedings. There shall be no right to a jury trial.
(e) Each shareholder made a party to the proceeding is entitled to judgment:
(1) For the amount, if any, by which the court finds the fair value of the shareholder’s shares exceeds the amount paid by the corporation to the shareholder for such shares, plus interest; or
(2) For the fair value, plus interest, of the shareholder’s shares for which the corporation elected to withhold payment under section 30-29-1325, Idaho Code.
[30-29-1330, added 2015, ch. 243, sec. 68, p. 955; am. 2019, ch. 90, sec. 142, p. 317.]