'Cap 46:03 Laws of Malawi 1968. Foss v Harbottle (1843) 2 Hare 461, 67 E R 189 14.11 , 14.12 , 14.68 , 14.69 , 16.28 Franbar Holdings Ltd v Patel  EWHC 1534 (Ch),  1 BCLC 1,  All ER (D) 14 (Jul) (1991) pp 506 – 511, and the cases there cited). In Foss v Harbottle (1842), two shareholders commenced legal action against the promoters and directors of the company alleging that they had misapplied the company assets and had improperly mortgaged the company property. The principle which has come to be known as the “Foss v Harbottle” rule (made famous in the English case of Foss v Harbottle (1843) 2 HARE 461: (1843) 67 ER 189) is not as entrenched as everyone may think. 2(1843) 2 Hare 461; 67 ER 189. Rule in Foss v Harbottle is a leading English precedent in corporate law. *Yanu-Yanu Company Ltd v Mbewe Civil cause 121 of 1982 (unreported) and Commercial Bank of Malawi Ltd v Kaseko and Kaseko Civil cause 49 of 1983. 1064 at 1067per Jenkins, L.J.. Russell v… In any action in which a wrong is alleged to have been done to … Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. The rule is named after the 1843 case in which it was developed. This interpretation of the Act is in accord with the common law rule in Foss v Harbottle (1843) 2 Hare 461, 67 ER 189, also known as the ‘proper plaintiff rule’. According to this rule, the shareholders have no separate cause of action in law for any wrongs which may have been inflicted upon a corporation. Recognizing the Second Proposition as an exception to Foss v. Harbottle (1843) 2 Hare 461, 67 ER 189 aligns Ontario law with other common law jurisdictions. the rule in Foss v. Harbottle.12 However, there is an exception where (a) there has been a fraud on the minority shareholders and(b) the wrongdoers ... 19 Foss v. Harbozrle (1843) 2 Hare 461 at 492, 67 E.R. (see Hahlo’s South African Company Law through the Cases, JT Pretorius et al. Foss v Harbottle — (1843) 2 Hare 461, 67 ER 189 is a famous decision English precedent on corporate law. The rule is easy enough to apply when the company is defrauded by outsiders. Such is the rule in Foss v. Harbottle (1843) 2 Hare 461. The company itself is the only person who can sue. 3 1 QB 1 at 16-17. 6S 15 of the Republic of Malawi (Constitution) Act 1966 dating back to 1889 (but mainly 1902). If it is defrauded by a wrongdoer, the company itself is the one person to sue for the damage. 189 at 203 per Wigram, V.C., Edwards v. HalliweN 19501 2 All E.R. So named in reference to the 1843 case in which the rule was developed.