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Business Organizations Law

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Yale Law School

1941

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Trade Union Liability: The Problem Of The Unincorporated Corporation, T. Richard Witmer Jan 1941

Trade Union Liability: The Problem Of The Unincorporated Corporation, T. Richard Witmer

Faculty Scholarship Series

A COMMERCIAL world that does most of its thinking in terms typified
by the corporation and the partnership, the entity and the aggregate,
the named and the nameless, the 'state-created and the contractual, the
limitedly liable and the unlimitedly liable, the perpetual and the temporary
is likely to think strange the creatures that inhabit the noncommercial
universe. For these non-commercial associations have at
least some of the attributes of the corporation. In practice the trade
unions, for instance, frequently make use of a common seal.' In fact
they have as perpetual an existence and as perpetual a succession of
interests ...


Civil Liberties And The Trade Union, T. Richard Witmer Jan 1941

Civil Liberties And The Trade Union, T. Richard Witmer

Faculty Scholarship Series

WE usually think of the civil liberties problem, I suppose, as one of
limiting the area within which the state may bring its power to bear
against the individual. We do not ordinarily think of it as a matter of
protecting one private person from the power of another. But it can
have this aspect, too. The importance of this side of it was as well put
as it ever has been by Governor Shunk of Pennsylvania ninety-five years
ago. Asked by the General Assembly of the state to approve a bill to
incorporate the North Branch Railroad and Coal ...