California Bill Would Create Decentralized Nonprofit Association Law

As discussed in this recent post, Judge Larry Alan Burns recently ruled that the plaintiffs in class action had adequately pled that a distributed autonomous organization (DAO) was a partnership under California law.  Sarcuni v. bZX DAO, 2023 WL...

Court Finds FAC Adequately Pled DAO Was A Partnership Under California Law

A Decentralized Autonomous Organization, or DAO, is a governance structure popular with devotees of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.  It is decentralized because holders of tokens, rather than a board of managers, make decisions. See ...

Partnership Disclaimers Are Called Into Question

Professor Douglas K. Moll at the University of Houston recently published an interesting article in The Journal of Corporation Law that tackles the question of whether parties may contract out of a general partnership relationship.  He concludes...

No Separate Action For Partners

A corporation and a partnership enter into a contract.  Alleging that the partnership is in breach, the corporation sues the partnership and its two general partners.  Neither of the partners is a party to the contract.  However, California's...

Was This A Case Of A Partnership That Never Was Or A Superseded Partnership?

Three men got together to buy and operate a restaurant.  They formed a corporation, issued shares and made a "Subchapter S" election.  Later, disagreements arose and one of the three sued the other two.  Each side struggled to explain what...

This California Court Held That A Limited Partnership Is No Person

In preceding posts, I commented on the multifarious definitions of "person" in the Securities Act of 1933, the Exchange Act of 1934 and various laws within the California Corporations Code.  As noted, the Corporations Code's definition of "person"...

Partnership Dissolution And A Chief Judge's Lament

Decisions by U.S. District Court judges typically begin with an identification of the parties, an explanation of the procedural posture of the case, or a description of the dispute.  Chief Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill, however, chose to begin a recent...

Applying The Statute Of Frauds To "Et Al."

Charles II, aka the "Merry Monarch", was sitting on the English throne when the original Statute of Frauds was enacted in 1677.  Therefore, one should be forgiven for the mistaken presumption that all questions involving the application of the...

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