Under the law, a person can sue and be sued, can own property, and can enter into contracts. The term "person" includes both natural person and legal person.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) A human being. 2) A corporation treated as having the rights and obligations of a person. Counties and cities can be treated as a person in the same manner as a corporation. However, corporations, counties, and cities cannot have the emotions of humans such as malice, and therefore are not liable for punitive damages.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:21 pm