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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 617.0830

General standards for directors.


A director shall discharge his or her duties as a director, including his or her duties as a member of a committee:


In good faith;


With the care an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would exercise under similar circumstances; and


In a manner he or she reasonably believes to be in the best interests of the corporation.


In discharging his or her duties, a director may rely on information, opinions, reports, or statements, including financial statements and other financial data, if prepared or presented by:


One or more officers or employees of the corporation whom the director reasonably believes to be reliable and competent in the matters presented;


Legal counsel, public accountants, or other persons as to matters the director reasonably believes are within the persons’ professional or expert competence; or


A committee of the board of directors of which he or she is not a member if the director reasonably believes the committee merits confidence.


A director is not acting in good faith if he or she has knowledge concerning the matter in question that makes reliance otherwise permitted by subsection (2) unwarranted.


A director is not liable for any action taken as a director, or any failure to take any action, if he or she performed the duties of his or her office in compliance with this section.


s. 52, ch. 90-179; s. 90, ch. 97-102.