Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 16. Records and Reports

Inspection Rights Of Directors

35-14-1605. Inspection rights of directors. (1) A director of a corporation is entitled to inspect and copy the books, records, and documents of the corporation at any reasonable time to the extent reasonably related to the performance of the director's duties as a director, including duties as a member of a board committee, but not for any other purpose or in any manner that would violate any duty to the corporation.

(2) The district court of the county where the corporation's principal office is located or, if its principal office is not located in this state, of the first judicial district may order inspection and copying of the books, records, and documents at the corporation's expense upon application of a director who has been refused inspection rights unless the corporation establishes that the director is not entitled to those inspection rights. The court shall dispose of an application under this subsection on an expedited basis.

(3) If an order is issued, the court may include provisions protecting the corporation from undue burden or expense and prohibiting the director from using information obtained by exercise of the inspection rights in a manner that would violate a duty to the corporation and may also order the corporation to reimburse the director for the director's expenses incurred in connection with the application.

History: En. Sec. 219, Ch. 271, L. 2019.