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Corporate Veil Alter Ego

California Court Green Lights Reverse Veil Piercing Of Delaware LLC

by Allen Matkins on

Courts historically have applied the alter ego doctrine to “pierce the corporate veil” so that a shareholder may be held liable for the debts or conduct of the corporation. California has extended the possibility of alter...more

Nevada’s Secretary of State Concatenates Veil Piercing, Indemnification And Exculpation

by Allen Matkins on

The Nevada Secretary of State’s website unabashedly proclaims “Nevada is the second most popular commercial filing jurisdiction in the country, due largely to our favorable business laws and low-tax environment.” The website...more

Behind the Veil and the Blurred Distinctions of Entity Liability

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

As corporate counsel, you are well aware that the practice of creating, expanding, or reorganizing corporate entities and their subsidiaries is fraught with legal peril, both for your client and its officers and directors....more

Internal Affairs Doctrine May Not Control Alter Ego Liability

by Allen Matkins on

The internal affairs doctrine “is a conflict of laws principle which recognizes that only one State should have the authority to regulate a corporation’s internal affairs — matters peculiar to the relationships among or...more

New York Appeals Court Issues Important Rule B And Maritime Corporate Veil-Piercing Decision; Lenient U.S. Maritime Law...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

For the past sixty years, and until January 11, 2013, U.S. federal courts routinely have applied the comparatively expansive (and potentially creditor-friendly) "maritime law of veil piercing" when examining veil-piercing...more

Alter Ego – “Easy To State But Difficult To Apply”

by Allen Matkins on

Yesterday, the California Court of Appeal found substantial evidence in the record to uphold a trial court’s decision to add an affiliated corporation as a judgment debtor under the “single enterprise” theory. Toho-Towa Co.,...more

What Doth The Alter Ego Doctrine Require Of Thee, But To “Do Justice”?

by Allen Matkins on

Yesterday’s post briefly discussed the internal affairs doctrine and alter ego claims. Professor Stephen Bainbridge responded with this post which discusses the approaches of courts in New York and Delaware. Professor...more

Fourth Circuit Refuses to Pierce the Corporate Veil in Oil Spill Case

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has refused to enforce a judgment against an entity with ties to the judgment debtor, finding that the judgment creditor had not adequately pled an alter ego claim....more

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