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An accelerated clause is a term in a loan agreement that requires the borrower to pay off the loan immediately under certain conditions.

Overview

An accelerated clause is typically invoked when the borrower materially breaches the loan...

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Apparent authority is the power of an agent to act on behalf of a principal, even though not expressly or impliedly granted.  This power arises only if a third party reasonably infers, from the principal's conduct, that the principal...

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The business judgment rule is invoked in lawsuits when a director of a corporation takes an action that affects the corporation, and a plaintiff sues, alleging that the director violated the duty of care to the corporation.

In suits...

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Legal person refers to a human or non-human entity that is treated as a person for limited legal purposes.

Typically, a legal persons can sue and be sued, own property, and enter into contracts. 

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"Legal person" is...

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A non-profit organization is a group organized for purposes other than generating profit and in which no part of the organization's income is distributed to its members, directors, or officers. Non-profit corporations are often termed "non-...

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"Piercing the corporate veil" refers to a situation in which courts put aside limited liability and hold a corporation's shareholders or directors personally liable for the corporation’s actions or debts. Veil piercing is most common in...