35-9-208. Court costs and other expenses. (1) The court in a proceeding commenced under 35-9-207 shall determine the total costs of the proceeding, including the reasonable compensation and expenses of appraisers appointed by the court and of counsel and experts employed by the parties. Except as provided in subsection (2), the court shall assess these costs equally against the corporation and the party exercising the compulsory purchase right.
(2) The court may assess all or a portion of the total costs of the proceeding:
(a) against the person exercising the compulsory purchase right if the court finds that the fair value of the shares does not substantially exceed the corporation's last purchase offer made before commencement of the proceeding and that the person's failure to accept the offer was arbitrary, vexatious, or otherwise not in good faith; or
(b) against the corporation if the court finds that the fair value of the shares substantially exceeds the corporation's last sale offer made before commencement of the proceeding and that the offer was arbitrary, vexatious, or otherwise not made in good faith.
History: En. Sec. 11, Ch. 432, L. 1987.