[CCWG-ACCT] Concept of some form of "independent" member

Burr, Becky Becky.Burr at neustar.biz
Mon Jul 20 15:54:50 UTC 2015

Nigel, US law on unincorporated bodies is very different from UK law.

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On 7/17/15, 3:11 PM, "Nigel Roberts" <nigel at channelisles.net> wrote:

>OK.. this is interesting.
>It has the limited liability you previously talked about, agreed. I've
>read the section.
>But if it has legal personality, it is then a body corporate, and is no
>longer "unincorporated", surely?
>I'd like you, please, to point me to the section in the statute that
>states these kind of associations have legal personality, and construe
>it for me, please, since I'm obvious being dim. (It's quite possible we
>have different understandings of the term "legal personality" here.)
>On 17/07/15 14:06, Greg Shatan wrote:
>> Nigel,
>> Disagree in part.  A California UA does have legal personality and does
>> have limited liability.
>> Greg
>> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 8:58 AM, Nigel Roberts <nigel at channelisles.net
>> <mailto:nigel at channelisles.net>> wrote:
>>     Well, I've looked at the sections of California Law that we have
>>     been referred to.
>>     I see nothin in the California law that contradicts what I wrote
>>     below, with the single exception that, as previously noted,
>>     California statute adds the gloss of a limited version of limited
>>     liability to the common-law concept of unincorporated associations.
>>     Do you not agree that the reality is that a California UA does NOT
>>     have legal personality but DOES have a form of limited liability
>>     granted by statute?
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