California Court Of Appeal Applies Three-Year Limitation Under Delaware Law To Claim Against Dissolved Delaware Corporation

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In Greb v. Diamond Int’l Corp., 2010 Cal. App. LEXIS 566 (Cal. App. 1st Dist. Apr. 26, 2010), the California Court of Appeal for the First District affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a personal injury claim against a dissolved Delaware corporation, holding that the claim was filed more than three years after dissolution of the corporation in violation of Delaware General Corporation Law Section 278. In doing so, the Court made it clear that, for purposes of lawsuits filed in California against dissolved non-California corporations, the law of the state of incorporation controls whether claims are timely filed.

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