Many were upset with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Citizens United v. FEC, 558 U.S. 310 (2010). The California legislature was so upset that it passed a resolution memorializing its disagreement and asseverating that "Corporations are not people but, instead, are entities created by the laws of states and nations". AJR No. 22.
If not people, can a corporation at least be an individual under California law? The answer is "yes" if you ask the very same body that declared corporations are not people. Section 27002 of the California Corporations Code defines "individual" to include, among others, every domestic or foreign private corporation. The statute is part of California's security owners protection statute that imposes civil and criminal liability on persons who engage in specified fraudulent acts in connection with soliciting or receiving compensation from an owner of a security for the purpose of protecting, enforcing or representing the security holders.
The law may not care for trifles, but I care about de minimis
Readers of this blog will identify immediately the error in the following sentence that appeared this week in Tripplett v. Workers' Comp. Appeals Bd., 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 652