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PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL: NEW IMPLICATIONS FOR NON-SHAREHOLDERS AND NON-TITLE HOLDERS

Confident Businessman portrait in a conference roomPiercing the Corporate Veil (i.e. reaching past the corporation to a Shareholder’s personal assets) is a phrase most Shareholders are concerned about. Careful Shareholders will take great pains to maintain the legal formalities required to protect their personal assets. However the ability to “pierce” goes beyon...
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7th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS $325,000 ATTORNEY FEE AWARD IN FMLA CASE DESPITE EMPLOYEE ONLY RECOVERING $42,000 IN DAMAGES

aHeartWBandaid_vectorstock_2302163Imagine you are an employer and were just served a complaint by an ex-employee under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). You review your HR files, his prior emails and interview his co-workers and discover, after the fact, this same ex-employee engaged in various form of employee misconduct that, that had you known about this m...
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