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Against church union.
Courts have no jurisdiction to enjoin a union of church organizations where no civil or property rights are involved.
Fussell v. Hail, 233 Ill. 73.
Against collection of tax.
Injunction lies at the instance of a bank to restrain collection of an illegal tax assessed upon the bank stock, or suit may be by individual stockholder.
Knopf v. First Nat. Bank, 173 Ill. 331.
Against labor unions.
An injunction restraining members of a labor union from picketing the premises of a printing firm, interfering with its employes, congregating about its premises, for the purpose of compelling, inducing or soliciting employes to leave their service is properly allowed. Mere persuason may be unlawful.
Barnes & Co. v. Chicago Typographical Union, 232 III. 402.
Doremus v. Hennessey, 176 III, 608. Injunction by voluntary association of employers, or an employe, against labor union, for conspiracy, picketing, unlawful persuasion, etc., sustained. Two judges dissent.
Franklin Union No. 4 v. People, 220 Ill. 355.
O'Brien v. People, 216 Ill. 354. An injunction restraining the placing of a name on the "unfair list" of a labor union and from notifying others than members of that fact is proper, and not too broad, when the purpose of so placing a name is to establish a boycott.
Wilson v. Hey, 232 Ill. 389.
What is not a sufficient showing in contempt proceedings for an alleged violation of an injunction against “picketing,” etc.
McBride v. People, 225 Ill. 315. Injunction will not issue to prevent peaceable persuasion to join a strike.
Chicago Stone Cutters v. Stone Cutters' Ass'n, 2 III. C. C. R. 118. Injunction will lie to prevent a sympathetic strike-when.
Chicago Stone Cutters v. Stone Cutters' Ass'n, 2 III. C. C. R. 118.
Against Telegraph or Telephone Company.
An injunction lies to enjoin a telephone company from placing poles and wires in a city street where its only authority is a license from the city. The consent of owners, or condemnation, is necessary, such poles and wires being an additional servitude on the abutting fee.
De Kalb Co. Tel. Co. v. Dutton, 228 Ill. 178. An injunction will be granted on the prayer of an abutting owner when a telephone company erects poles and wires on a highway outside of any incorporated city or village, without the consent of such owner, no condemnation being had.
Burrall v. Amer. Tel. Co., 224 Ill. 266. Facts held to show no such interference of one telephone company with the poles and wires of another in same street, as to justify injunction.
Chicago Tel. Co. v. N. W. Tel. Co., 199 Ill. 324 (346). When injunction will not lie to restrain a second telephone company from placing poles and wires in a street already occupied by one company.
Chicago Tel. Co. v. N. W. Tel. Co., 199 Ill. 324 (353). Telegraph company leased building on condition lessor would not lease any part of same to another telegraph company. The other company bought the fee and used part of the building for its offices. Held proper-injunction denied.
Postal Tel. Co. v. W. U. Tel. Co., 155 Ill. 335.
Injunction lies to compel public service corporations to give like service to any who may desire it; there being no remedy at law.
Public Grain & S. Ex. v. B. & O. Tel. Co., 1 Ill. C. C. R. 548.
Against collection of corporate note.
Injunction lies to restrain collection of an invalid note and mortgage against corporation, although in hands of innocent holder.
Hodson v. Eugene Glass Co., 156 Ill. 397 (403).
Against Associated Press.
Injunction will lie to restrain an Associated News Company from refusing to furnish news to one complying with its reasonable rules and regulations.
Inter Ocean Co. v. Associated Press, 184 III. 438.
MEETINGS OF STOCKHOLDERS AND DIRECTORS.
OF STOCKHOLDERS--GENERAL AND SPECIAL.
The meetings of stockholders and directors are the most important of the corporate activities, for in them the officers are selected and given directions as to the policy of the company and what is expected of them. The ordinary management of the corporation is governed by the by-laws, State laws and the usages of the business it is organized to conduct. Special and unusual matters are regulated by the action of the directors or stockholders at their regular or special meetings.
The annual meeting of the stockholders is for the purpose of electing directors, changing the corporate name, object, dissolving the company, reorganizing or consolidating with other companies, or other fundamental action. This meeting is not provided for by statute but is customary with all corporations. The by-laws should provide for the time and place of holding it. Notice to stockholders of this meeting is required to be mailed to each stockholder a reasonable time before the meeting, and should be provided for by by-laws. (For form see Form No.--)
The president usually presides at the stockholders' meetings and the secretary makes a note of all motions and the action taken as to them, unless the meeting chooses a special chairman and secretary. Where the matter is not regulated by a bylaw the meeting may select its officers. A complete record of the meeting should be written up in the Minute Book.
Voting at all stockholders' meetings is by stock held at the date of the meeting as shown by the Stockholders' Ledger and Register. Stock assigned but not regularly transferred on the Transfer Book or Register cannot be voted by the assignee until duly transferred, but must be voted in the name of the holder appearing on the books. (As to who are owners of stock see Stock —.) In taking a vote on any matter the Secretary calls the names of the stockholders from the Register. Each stockholder as his name is called states whether he votes Yes or No and the number of shares. Persons holding proxies vote the stock so held in the name of the owner. Proxies must be duly executed and filed with the secretary before the voting. (Form No.-.) One stockholder may hold proxies from any number of other stockholders and vote under same.
A majority of the entire stock is necessary to constitute a quorum and a majority of the stock present at the meeting is required to carry any motion or resolution.
Special stockholders' meetings.—The stockholders owning two-thirds of the stock fully paid for may call a special meeting of stockholders at any time by signing a call. (For form of call see Form No. —.) The call must show the stock held by each person signing it, and is filed with the president or secretary and a copy must be published in two newspapers, one in the residence city of the corporation where the main office is established and another at Springfield, the State capital. (For notice of call see Form No. —.) This notice must appear in said newspapers "for three successive weeks,” one day in each week. The first and last publication must be three weeks apart. In addition to the above publication the secretary is required to mail a copy of the call to each director at his usual place of residence, and should make and file in the company's records an affidavit of mailing. (Form No. —.) The secretary also attends to the publication of the call in the newspaper and should secure a certificate of publication from the published. (Form No. —.) The secretary is further required to make an entry of said call and publication in the corporate records; which entry should be in the Minute Book immediately preceding the minutes of the doings at such special meeting. (For form of record see Form No. —.)