Home State Law Applied to Dissolved Corporation

In Robinson v. SSW, Inc. (2012), a California court applied Nebraska law to determine the liability of a dissolved Nebraska corporation for injuries the corporation allegedly caused to a California resident. Douglas G. Robinson died in November 2005 from mesothelioma, a … Continue reading

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Minority Shareholder Can Not Bring Claims Against the Corporation’s Counsel

In Reilly v. Greenwald & Hoffman, LLP (2011) 196 Cal. App. 4th 891, the court held that a minority shareholder could not bring a derivative action against the corporation’s outside counsel for misrepresentation, malpractice, or breach of contract. In March … Continue reading

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A Risk of Making Threats in Disputes

When there is a business dispute, a party sometimes wants to use the maximum leverage possible. Caution should be exercised to make sure that the effort to exercise leverage does not boomerang. One of the common ways that parties seek … Continue reading

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Careful Drafting Pays off in Contracts

Flint Hills Resources, LP  v. Jag Energy, Inc., 559 F.3d 373 (5th Cir. 2009) doesn’t establish any particularly important principle of law. Instead it’s being mentioned because it illustrates the value of good drafting. Flint Hills, a refiner of crude … Continue reading

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