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Stuart Carlson

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  1. tiredofit

    tiredofit said, about 2 years ago

    Exactly. Corporations are intended to separate the owner’s OTHER property (homes, cars, investments, cash, etc.) from liability for wrongdoing or debt of the corporation.

    If the owners of the corporation want to have all their personal rights transferred to the corporation then they should ALSO have the liabilities.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Corporations can die via dissolution of their charters. Their leadership can be arrested put on trial and if found guilty go away for life.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    If good corporations die, do they go to heaven? If bad ones die, do they carry their shareholders off to hell with them?
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    And when a bad corporation like Bear Sterns dies, how come the Federal Government pays THEIR burial fees but not the people they dragged along into the pit?
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    There are so-o-o-o-o many issues for Rush Fox Noise and the Supreme Catholic Court left to decide.

  4. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    We’ve all read about it often. A corporation does something outside the law, gets caught, and the corporation “settles”, or is fined a few hundred thousand dollars. Despite that fact that, perhaps hundreds of clients, or customers lost money, got injured, or even death, The State and Federal governments rarely, if ever, follow through on which corporate officer (s) made the decision to go ahead.
    (Enron was a rare example.)

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The corporation can drag out a lawsuit for years, and then they are often limited by law as to the amount of money they have to pay out.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Radish

    And even then, they can just keep appealing until the person they owe can’t afford the attorney fees.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    A corporation becomes person at the moment of conception. That’s when the soul enters the corporation.

  8. spyderred

    spyderred said, about 2 years ago

    The Supremes may well have opened the door to liability for defective products, disregarding corporate separateness, and a lot of other “unforeseen consequences”. I hope so anyway.

  9. martens

    martens said, about 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    Been listening to NeoconMan, haven’t you?
    ;-)

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    @martens

    Don’t you know? I’m just a sock puppet NeoconMan invented to make leftists look bad.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Just shows how much we have degenerated as the few rich have become so powerful and affecting our whole system of govt and legal system. It will be a long time before we regain control. Long after our life times in my estimation. Maybe centuries.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    It is like our legal system now allows the dummy to have not just equal rights with the ventriloquist who owns an controls the dummy or corporation. They keep getting more rights. I’d calling insanity except it is done for their own profits. Sly and corrupt.

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 2 years ago

    “Your statement is false as many hire lawyers who only collect when they win the case”
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    To Jase’s credit, a lawyer cannot hold out a case indefinitely since it has to be profitable for them.
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    To mostly everyone: well thought out posts.

  14. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    Yes, just like Wells Fargo, Chase, Citicorp, Americorp, J.P. Morgan and several other companies Bush bailed out!

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “Your statement is false as many hire lawyers who only collect when they win the case”

    No, it’s not. That has actually happened in the music industry. Companies that have produced compilation CDs or such may neglect to pay an artist royalties. The artist will sue and win, but the company would just not pay. The artist would have to keep taking the company to court. The artist, who may not have a lot of money can’t keep up with the legal fees and decides to sell the rights to the song in question. The company buys the song and has the case against it dismissed because it now has the right to use the song.

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