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This Professor Asks Why Does CARULLCA Cabin The Duty Of Loyalty?

Professor Douglas K. Moll points out a small, but significant, difference between the duty of loyalty owed by a partner under California's Uniform Partnership Act of 1994 and the duty of loyalty owed by a member or manager under California's Revised...

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Court Rules LLC Members May Be "Fiduciaries In Fact"

U.S. District Court Judge Tena Campbell's ruling in Strong v. Cochran, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170073, is a reminder that sometimes what you do matters more than what you say.  The case involved claims by the liquidating trustee for a failed real...

Limited Liability Companies, llc, Tena Campbell, CAREIC, fiduciary in fact, Limited Liability Company, Strong v. Cochran

Filing Statements Of Information Online

Last June, the California Secretary of State's office announced bizfile California, which it described as "a new online portal to help businesses file, search, and order business records quickly and conveniently from one webpage".  Bizfile...

llc, Section 17702.09, Secretary of State, applicable filing period, bizfile California, foreign, Limited Liability Company, Statements of Information

Are Limited Liability Companies "Persons"?

Limited liability companies did not exist when Congress enacted the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Therefore, it should be no surprise that as originally enacted these acts did not mention LLCs.  Congress has since...

California Securities Laws, Limited Liability Companies, LLCs, person, Exchange Act, Limited Liability Company, Section 25013, Section 2(a)(2), Section 3(a)(9), Securities Act of 1933

California Court Green Lights Reverse Veil Piercing Of Delaware LLC

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 ego liability to members...

Limited Liability Companies, llc, reverse veil piercing, Section 17705.03, Alter Ego, Baldwin, Curci Investments, Kaswa, Limited Liability Company, Postal Instant Press, Section 17703.04, veil piercing

Court Declines To Impose Alter Ego Liability On LLC's President

In general, the debts, obligations, or other liabilities of a California limited liability company do not become the debts, obligations, or other liabilities of a member or manager solely by reason of the member acting as a member or manager acting...

Limited Liability Companies, llc, Show Ready, Alter Ego, default, Judge Otis D. Wright, liability, Limited Liability Company, Section 17703.04

Fictitious Name Use Fails To Engender Standing Or Jurisdictional Issue

California Code of Civil Procedure Section 367 requires that every action must be prosecuted in the name of the real party of interest.  What happens when a plaintiff sues under a fictitious business name of a dissolved foreign limited liability...

llc, Rossdale Group LLC v. Walton, Corporate Governance, Conrad L. Rushing, fictitious name, Limited Liability Company, suspended

Alter Ego and the Nevada LLC

California's version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act expressly subjects members to potential alter ego liability:

 A member of a limited liability company shall be subject to liability under the common law governing alter ego...

Limited Liability Companies, Nevada Corporations, llc, webb v. shull, 17703.04, Alter Ego, Jennifer A. Dorsey, Limited Liability Company, Pharmaplast S.A.E. v. Zeus Medical, piercing the corporate veil

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