Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 14. Dissolution

Court Proceedings

35-14-1408. Court proceedings. (1) A dissolved corporation that has published a notice under 35-14-1407 may file an application with the district court of the county where its principal office is located or, if its principal office is not located in this state, of the first judicial district for a determination of the amount and form of security to be provided for payment of claims that are contingent or have not been made known to the dissolved corporation or that are based on an event occurring after the effective date of dissolution but that, based on the facts known to the dissolved corporation, are reasonably estimated to arise after the effective date of dissolution. Provision need not be made for any claim that is or is reasonably anticipated to be barred under 35-14-1407(3).

(2) Within 10 days after the filing of the application, notice of the proceeding must be given by the dissolved corporation to each claimant holding a contingent claim whose contingent claim is shown on the records of the dissolved corporation.

(3) The court may appoint a guardian ad litem to represent all claimants whose identities are unknown in any proceeding brought under this section. The reasonable fees and expenses of the guardian, including all reasonable expert witness fees, must be paid by the dissolved corporation.

(4) Provision by the dissolved corporation for security in the amount and the form ordered by the court under subsection (1) satisfies the dissolved corporation's obligations with respect to claims that are contingent, have not been made known to the dissolved corporation, or are based on an event occurring after the effective date of dissolution, and those claims may not be enforced against a shareholder who received assets in liquidation.

History: En. Sec. 191, Ch. 271, L. 2019.