direct claim

direct claim
USA
A litigation claim brought by a stockholder against the management or board of directors of a corporation on behalf of itself alleging an injury to the stockholder in particular (as opposed to an injury to the corporation). Since a direct claim does not have the procedural burdens of a derivative claim, it is easier for a stockholder to survive a motion to dismiss if it is alleging a direct claim.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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