Alter Ego for LLCs
The Writ – Appellate Briefs, Feb 1, 2018
In the recently issued case of Gardner v. Eighth Judicial District Court, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 89 (Nov. 22, 2017), the Nevada Supreme Court was asked to consider whether managers of a limited liability company could be subject to suit for personal negligence as individual tortfeasors or under an alter ego theory of liability. The Court concluded that Nevada statutes protecting members of an LLC from liability were not intended to shield members or managers of an LLC from their personal negligence. The Court further concluded that the corporate alter ego doctrine applies to LLCs, just as it does to corporations.
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