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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.0859
607.0859 Overriding restrictions on indemnification.
(1) Unless ordered by a court under s. 607.0854(1)(c), a corporation may not indemnify a director or officer under s. 607.0851 or s. 607.0858 or advance expenses to a director or officer under s. 607.0853 or s. 607.0858 if a judgment or other final adjudication establishes that his or her actions, or omissions to act, were material to the cause of action so adjudicated and constitute:
(a) Willful or intentional misconduct or a conscious disregard for the best interests of the corporation in a proceeding by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor or in a proceeding by or in the right of a shareholder;
(b) A transaction in which a director or officer derived an improper personal benefit;
(c) A violation of the criminal law, unless the director or officer had reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was lawful or had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful; or
(d) In the case of a director, a circumstance under which the liability provisions of s. 607.0834 are applicable.
(2) A corporation may provide indemnification or advance expenses to a director or an officer only as allowed by ss. 607.0850-607.0859.
History.s. 115, ch. 2019-90.