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Walkovzky v. Carlton
Citation:223 N.E.2d 6 (N.Y. 1966)
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Carlton maintained a large taxi business, which was structured such that he was the controlling shareholder of ten different corporations. Each corporation held title to two of Carlton’s cabs, with each cab maintaining the minimum car liability insurance. Carlton maintained no other assets in each of these individual corporations. Walkovsky was struck and injured by one of Carlton’s cabs. Walkovsky brought a claim against Seon Cab Corporation (one of Carlton’s corporations), and sought to pierce the corporate veil to hold Carlton personally liable for his injuries.
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