The board attempts to remove a director

There becomes a time when the majority on a board cannot, or do not want to, work with one of the directors.

This director may be a lone wolf who can't work with anyone. However, most of the time, he has an agenda. Perhaps he wants to dominate the board so he can get control of the finances and change contractors. Perhaps he wants to freeze the monthly fees or even roll them back and he opposes spending money on any and all major repairs.

The minority director may be too disruptive and abusive to contribute at board meetings. Or he may sit back and refuse to share his opinions during the meetings or vote on any motions (I abstain) but later will undermine the board by telling the owners that the other directors are not working in their best interests.

This director is on the board to collect information and is waiting until the next election when he hopes to get his confederates elected and seize control of the board.

Alternatively, the minority director has been newly elected and has caught on that the majority on the board is looking after their own interests at the expense of the majority of owners. Perhaps the new director suspects fraud or other wrongful behaviours.

She is asking too many questions and wants to see too many documents. She has to go.

For whatever reason, good or bad, the majority wants a director removed from the board and they don't want to wait until his term is up for re-election. As long as the by-laws to not give the majority the board the power to remove a director, a requisition to remove the troublesome director by is required.

A requisition to remove a director, signed and supported by the majority of directors, creates a lot of tensions within the corporation. All the dirty laundry is aired out in the open. As the accusations and counter-accusations start flying, it can get real ugly.

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