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308A.945 PROCEDURE IN INVOLUNTARY OR COURT-SUPERVISED VOLUNTARY DISSOLUTION.

Subdivision 1.Action before hearing.

In dissolution proceedings before a hearing can be completed the court may:

(1) issue injunctions;

(2) appoint receivers with all powers and duties that the court directs;

(3) take actions required to preserve the cooperative's assets wherever located; and

(4) carry on the business of the cooperative.

Subd. 2.Action after hearing.

After a hearing is completed, on notice the court directs to be given to parties to the proceedings and to other parties in interest designated by the court, the court may appoint a receiver to collect the cooperative's assets, including amounts owing to the cooperative by subscribers on account of an unpaid portion of the consideration for the issuance of shares. A receiver has authority, subject to the order of the court, to continue the business of the cooperative and to sell, lease, transfer, or otherwise dispose of the property and assets of the cooperative either at public or private sale.

Subd. 3.Discharge of obligations.

The assets of the cooperative or the proceeds resulting from a sale, lease, transfer, or other disposition shall be applied in the following order of priority or:

(1) the costs and expenses of the proceedings, including attorneys' fees and disbursements;

(2) debts, taxes and assessments due the United States, the state of Minnesota and their subdivisions, and other states and their subdivisions, in that order;

(3) claims duly proved and allowed to employees under the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act except that claims under this clause may not be allowed if the cooperative has carried workers' compensation insurance, as provided by law, at the time the injury was sustained;

(4) claims, including the value of all compensation paid in a medium other than money, proved and allowed to employees for services performed within three months preceding the appointment of the receiver, if any; and

(5) other claims proved and allowed.

Subd. 4.Remainder to members.

After payment of the expenses of receivership and claims of creditors are proved, the remaining assets, if any, may be distributed to the members or distributed pursuant to an approved liquidation plan.