Abstract

One of the most important and firmly entrenched concepts of modern corporate law is the concept of limited liability. The digests abound with ringing phrases granting the owners of corporations immunity from liability beyond their initial investment. There are, however, numerous cases in which the courts have denied the owners of corporations the protection of limited liability and have held the owners liable for an obligation incurred by the corporation. It is the purpose of this paper to examine the theories under which the owners of corporations have been held liable for the contractual obligation of corporations.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1975

Notes/Citation Information

Kentucky Law Journal, Vol. 63, No. 1 (1974-1975), pp. 23-71

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