Vermillion shareholder George Bessenyei this week brought an action against the company in the Delaware Court of Chancery to force it to hold its annual shareholder meeting.

In the action, Bessenyei notes that Vermillion's last shareholder meeting was in June 2011 and asserts that the company is in violation of Section 211 of Delaware's General Corporation Law, which establishes the rules for corporate stockholder meetings.

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