Liquid Audio is deliberately delaying shareholder meeting, claims angry
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Source: MusicDish/Mi2N - June 25, 2002
Musicmaker.com, Inc, with a 6.9% stake in Liquid, says the proposed merger of
Liquid with Alliance Entertainment Corp is, "solely another attempt by
current management to delay the 2002 annual meeting".
Announcing that the Delaware Court of Chancery has set a trial date of July
15 on its motion to require Liquid to hold its 2002 AGM, musicmaker.com says
if it's successful, it expects Liquid will be required to set a new record
date for the 2002 annual meeting and a new date for the annual meeting.
On May 3, musicmaker.com filed a lawsuit against Liquid to compel it to hold
its annual meeting but suspended its action following the company's
announcement that the AGM was scheduled for July 1.
"Subsequently, on June 13, 2002, Liquid Audio announced a proposed merger
with Alliance Entertainment Corp. and the indefinite postponement of the
2002 annual meeting," says musicmaker.com. "As a result, musicmaker.com
renewed its lawsuit to compel the annual meeting."
The Delaware Court also denied Liquid Audio's motion to dismiss the
Another Liquid shareholder, Steel Partners with 9%, last week opposed
Liquid's proposed merger and offered to buy Liquid for $2.75 a share
through a cash tender offer.
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