Dodge V. Ford Motor Company

Dodge v. Ford Motor Company, 204 Mich. 459, 170 N.W. 668. (Mich. 1919), is a case in which the Michigan Supreme Court held that Henry Ford owed a duty to the shareholders of the Ford Motor Company to operate his business to profit his shareholders, rather than the community as a whole or employees. It is often cited as embodying the principle of "shareholder value" in companies.

For a more recent case, see AP Smith Manufacturing Co v. Barlow 39 ALR 2d 1179 (1953) or Shlensky v. Wrigley, 237 NE 2d 776 (1968) It has not been overruled.

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