Behind the Mask
When the corporation doesn't protect its owner
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Suppose a small corporation owes you money, won't pay, andyou suspect the corporate form is just a sham to protect the ownersfrom having to pay out of their own pockets. Can you get your moneyout of the owners?
While it's still fairly rare, courts are sometimes willingto "pierce the corporate veil," holding owners personallyliable for the debts of the corporation. Two situations especiallysmack of fraud or injustice sufficient for a court to disregard thecorporate entity.
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