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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 46: Stockholder's action; qualifications of plaintiff

Section 46. No stockholder shall institute or maintain any suit or proceeding in the right of the corporation against stockholders, directors or officers of the corporation as such, based on liability under this chapter or otherwise with respect to any alleged act or default of such stockholders, directors or officers unless the stockholder owned stock in the corporation at the time of the act or default complained of or his stock devolved upon him thereafter by operation of law from one who was a stockholder at such time.