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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.0850
607.0850 Definitions.In ss. 607.0850-607.0859, the term:
(1) “Agent” includes a volunteer.
(2) “Corporation” includes, in addition to the resulting corporation, any constituent corporation (including any constituent of a constituent) absorbed in a merger, so that any person who is or was a director or officer of a constituent corporation, or is or was serving at the request of a constituent corporation as a director or officer, member, manager, partner, trustee, employee, or agent of another domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan, or other enterprise or entity, is in the same position under this section with respect to the resulting or surviving corporation as he or she would have been with respect to such constituent corporation if its separate existence had continued.
(3) “Director” or “officer” means an individual who is or was a director or officer, respectively, of a corporation or who, while a director or officer of the corporation, is or was serving at the corporation’s request as a director or officer, manager, partner, trustee, employee, or agent of another domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan, or another enterprise or entity. A director or officer is considered to be serving an employee benefit plan at the corporation’s request if the individual’s duties to the corporation or such plan also impose duties on, or otherwise involve services by, the individual to the plan or to participants in or beneficiaries of the plan. The term includes, unless the context otherwise requires, the estate, heirs, executors, administrators, and personal representatives of a director or officer.
(4) “Expenses” includes reasonable attorney fees, including those incurred in connection with any appeal.
(5) “Liability” means the obligation to pay a judgment, settlement, penalty, fine (including an excise tax assessed with respect to an employee benefit plan), or reasonable expenses incurred with respect to a proceeding.
(6) “Party” means an individual who was, is, or is threatened to be made, a defendant or respondent in a proceeding.
(7) “Proceeding” means any threatened, pending, or completed action, suit, or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, arbitrative, or investigative and whether formal or informal.
(8) “Serving at the corporation’s request” includes any service as a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation that imposes duties on such persons, including duties relating to an employee benefit plan and its participants or beneficiaries.
History.s. 93, ch. 89-154; s. 30, ch. 97-102; s. 107, ch. 2019-90.