WeWork directors seek to preserve right to sue owner SoftBank

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A special committee of WeWork board members filed a motion in Delaware on Monday to prevent it from being disbanded, as it pursues legal action against majority owner SoftBank Group Corp over an abandoned $3 billion tender offer for the office space-sharing start-up.

It is the latest salvo in a heated legal dispute between the two sides. WeWork’s special committee, which represents minority shareholders in the company including its co-founder Adam Neumann, is contesting SoftBank’s decision to walk away from the tender offer agreed last year.

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