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I am very sorry that you are dealing with this situation. Section 53-11-39 Removal of directors states that unless otherwise stating in the bylaws or articles of organization if a meeting is called expressly for the purpose of removing a director, he/she may be removed with or without cause by a majority of shareholders entitled to vote.
Here is a link to the statute: www.nmprc.state.nm.us/corporations/statutes/article11/39.html
The exception to removal with or without cause is if the Articles of Incorporation provides for 2 or 3 classes of directors to be elected and each class is to serve 1 term of office and then the next class steps in for the second term. If this is the case, removal must be for cause.
I am sorry the shareholder's have voted out a director for vindictive reasons. Unless the Articles of Incorporation or bylaws state removal of a director may only be for cause, a director does not have a claim of action against the shareholders for removal if a majority voted for such removal.
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