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Rodney has several legal remedies available to him in this case. He can bring a claim for breach of contract, alleging that Lily and Morris failed to honour the terms of their agreement when they appointed him as a director and diverted the valuable government design contract away from Zap Graphic Pty Ltd.
There is also a cause of action for unjust enrichment if Rodney can show that he was being used as merely a source of money without any promise or expectation of return on investment. Further, Rodney could bring an action for breach of fiduciary duty against Lil and Morris for failing to adhere to their obligations as directors which would include honoring their agreement with him and not making decisions in order to benefit themselves rather than the company.
In addition, under shareholder oppression law Rodney may have grounds to argue that his rights were unfairly limited by Lily’s and Morris’ actions such as removing him from his position as director or denying dividends despite increased profits made possible through his investment. Finally, since he was wrongfully removed from his position at board meetings due solely to voicing opinions about pay raises taken by Lil & Morris -he might be eligible compensatory damages-pain suffering endured loss value reputation suffered employment settings(Carrington et al., 2011).
References: Carrington MJ , Zettelmeyer G Stein JC . Involuntary job loss long-term earnings mobility Evidence Italian administrative panel data2011 J Appl Econ 24: 163–84