Tuesday, February 07, 2023

JPV v. Koetting (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 7, 2023)

There's some useful stuff in this opinion about alter ego liability and adding nonparties as judgment debtors, so on the doctrinal front, it's worthy of a read.

As for extra-legal lessons learned, I might suggest that one of them might be that if you're planning on getting together with a partner to make usurious loans to poor people over the Internet, it should perhaps not come as a surprise to you when your partner eventually tries 9allegedly) to steal from you; e.g., by emptying a $1.45 million bank account so you can't collect on your judgment against him.

One's character tends not to change over time, IMHO.