Category Archives: News

23 Jul

Biz Brief: Recent Case Affirms the Importance of Corporate Formalities for LLCs

An Ohio appellate court recently held in Denny v. Breawick, L.L.C., 2019-Ohio-2066, that the doctrine of piercing the corporate veil applied, and found the sole member of two limited liability companies was personally liable for a judgment.  This case, although not binding in our Circuit, is a reminder of the importance for maintaining corporate formalities.

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13 Jul

Biz Brief: Force Majeure Clause Triggered by COVID-19

On June 2, 2020, an Illinois bankruptcy court considered the force majeure clause in a restaurant’s lease.  In re Hitz Restaurant Group, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 1470.  The court held that the force majeure clause was triggered by the government mandated shutdown order due to COVID-19 and thus restricted the amount of rent that the tenant

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20 Sep

Scam Letter Reported by the Secretary of the State

Be aware that a scam letter which looks like it was sent from the California Secretary of State is being circulated to California corporations, and those doing business in California.  http://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/customer-alerts/alert-misleading-solicitations-certificate-status/ The letter requests that the entity pay $49.50 to obtain a “certificate of status.”  However, the payment request is a scam because no corporation

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