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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.0854
607.0854 Court-ordered indemnification and advance for expenses.
(1) Unless the corporation’s articles of incorporation provide otherwise, notwithstanding the failure of a corporation to provide indemnification, and despite any contrary determination of the board of directors or of the shareholders in the specific case, a director or officer of the corporation who is a party to a proceeding because he or she is or was a director or officer may apply for indemnification or an advance for expenses, or both, to a court having jurisdiction over the corporation which is conducting the proceeding, or to a circuit court of competent jurisdiction. After receipt of an application and after giving any notice it considers necessary, the court may:
(a) Order indemnification if the court determines that the director or officer is entitled to mandatory indemnification under s. 607.0852;
(b) Order indemnification or advance for expenses if the court determines that the director or officer is entitled to indemnification or advance for expenses pursuant to a provision authorized by s. 607.0858(1); or
(c) Order indemnification or advance for expenses if the court determines, in view of all the relevant circumstances, that it is fair and reasonable to indemnify the director or officer or to advance expenses to the director or officer, even if he or she has not met the relevant standard of conduct set forth in s. 607.0851(1), has failed to comply with s. 607.0853, or was adjudged liable in a proceeding referred to in s. 607.0859. If the director or officer was adjudged liable, indemnification shall be limited to expenses incurred in connection with the proceeding.
(2) If the court determines that the director or officer is entitled to indemnification under paragraph (1)(a) or to indemnification or advance for expenses under paragraph (1)(b), it shall also order the corporation to pay the director’s or officer’s expenses incurred in connection with obtaining court-ordered indemnification or advance for expenses. If the court determines that the director or officer is entitled to indemnification or advance for expenses under paragraph (1)(c), it may also order the corporation to pay the director’s or officer’s expenses to obtain court-ordered indemnification or advance for expenses.
History.s. 111, ch. 2019-90.