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Kaycee Land and Livestock v. Flahive
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Plaintiff contracted with Flahive Oil & Gas in order to use the surface of the land to raise Plaintiff’s livestock. Plaintiff alleges that Flahive Oil & Gas contaminated the surface area, rendering it useless for Plaintiff’s needs. Flahive Oil & Gas does not have any assets, and is controlled by Defendant. Therefore, Plaintiff wants to use general corporate veil-piercing principles to hold Defendant personally liable for damages that the LLC could be held responsible for. Defendant argued that although the legislature passed a statute for piercing the corporate veil as pertaining to corporations, they have been silent on LLC’s, and therefore there is no express intention to allow for the remedy.
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