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CORPORATION LAW

BY

JOSEPH C. FRANCE

Lecturer on the Law of Corporations in the University of Maryland

SECOND EDITION

BALTIMORE:

M. CURLANDER,

LAW BOOKSELLER, PUBLISHER AND IMPORTER.

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Copyright, 1903,

M. CURLANDER.

Copyright, 1914

M. CURLANDER.

PRINTED BY
BALTIMORE CITY PRINTING AND BINDING CO.

BALTIMORE, MD.

PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION.

The Codification of 1908, chapter 240, and the Uniform Stock Transfer Act (1910, chapter 73), have, to a considerable extent, rationalized the Maryland statutory law of corporations --with the result that much discussion in the former edition of purely local interest, has become useless. In this revision, I have tried to keep in view the original purpose, namely, to give to the student of corporation law a knowledge and understanding of its characteristic principles and problems. And by characteristic, I mean those principles and problems which are presented because, and only because, the rights and duties involved are those of a fictitious person :-one that is made and not born. Doubtless, in carrying out this purpose, I have made mistakes both of omission and of commission; but the intention was good, and the available time was limited.

For much and valuable assistance I am indebted to Samuel Want, Esq., of the Baltimore Bar,-to whom entire credit is due for the Appendix of Forms and the Index.

J. C. F.

January, 1914.

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