DONALD J. ROBERTS IRA, ET AL. v. PHILLIP H. MCNEILL, SR., ET AL. (Tenn. Ct. App. February 23, 2011)
This is an interlocutory appeal from a class certification. The named plaintiffs, former owners of preferred stock in Equity Inns, Inc., filed a class action against the company's former directors. Their amended complaint asserted breaches of the fiduciary duties allegedly owed to the preferred shareholders during the negotiation and approval of a merger. The trial court granted the plaintiffs' motion for class certification with respect to "[a]ll holders of Equity Inns preferred stock as of June 21, 2007." We vacate and remand for further consideration.
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