711 Kings Highway Corp. v. F.I.M.'S Marine Repair Serv., Inc. Sup. Ct. Of N.Y.,

51 Misc. 2d 373, 273 N.Y.S.2d 299 (1966)


P entered into a written lease agreement with D to lease premises to D for a period of 15 years. The premises were to be used as a motion picture theatre. D paid a security deposit, and the rest of the contract was executory. D was formed and restricted generally to marine activities including marine repairs and the building and equipment of boats and vessels, as set forth in the certificate of incorporation. P sued claiming that the operation of a motion picture theatre business was completely outside the scope of the powers and authority conferred by D's corporate charter. This rendered the lease agreement invalid. P sought a declaratory judgment declaring the lease to be invalid or in the alternative for rescission.