piercing the corporate veil

Here are some recent pieces from the web that I found interesting. Perhaps you will too.

How to read an online privacy policy. Does anyone really read privacy policies or website terms? Of course not. Who has the time? Well, that’s a bit of an overstatement, but as I noted in The E-Contracting Paradox: No One Reads Online Terms But Everyone Agrees to Them, very few people read online terms. But these terms often constitute binding contractual commitments, so it’s a good idea to know what you’re agreeing to. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse provides helpful hints in the Reading a Privacy Policy section of its Social Networking Privacy fact sheet as to what to look for when you read an online privacy policy.

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The Weitz Co. v. MH Washington, LLC

MacKenzie House, LLC, the developer of the 46th and Washington Townhomes in Kansas City, Missouri, hired The Weitz Company as general contractor. The project was fraught with difficulties, and Weitz sued MacKenzie, MH Washington, LLC (an entity of which MacKenzie was the managing member), and Summit Steel Fabricators, Inc. (a subcontractor hired by Weitz at the behest of MacKenzie) for breach of contract.

The jury returned verdicts for Weitz against MacKenzie, MH Washington, and Summit Steel, and also found for MacKenzie and MH Washington on their breach of contract counterclaims against Weitz. [click to continue…]

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