Sons Of Norway Execs Dodge Suit Over Club Tax Status

Law360, Los Angeles (February 7, 2014, 4:20 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday threw out a derivative lawsuit brought against current and former executives of fraternal organization Sons of Norway for allegedly jeopardizing the club’s tax status as a charitable organization, ruling that the plaintiffs didn’t have standing to sue on the organization’s behalf.

In April, the plaintiffs filed suit against Sons of Norway’s general counsel David Ness, current CEO Eivind Heiberg and retired board President Dan Rude, naming the fraternal benefit society as a nominal defendant. But U.S. District Judge Pamela...
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Case Information

Case Title

Thorsen et al v. Sons of Norway, Inc. et al

Case Number



New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Pamela K. Chen

Date Filed

April 27, 2013

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