Business Finance
discussion about business ethical environment and avoiding alter ego liability

Question Description

Prompt: Using, ( research a case that involves alter-ego liability. In 250 words, define the term "alter-ego" and list the elements the court considered when determining whether to pierce the corporate shield. Incorporate the material from the required readings and support your statements.

In addition, discuss whether it is ethical for a company to move its corporate headquarters overseas to avoid paying income tax. Which duty do you believe is higher, the duty of corporations to pay tax to government or the duty of corporations to pay dividends to shareholders? Why?

Instructions: Incorporate the material from the required readings along with scholarly outside research. All sources used must be cited. Please review the grading rubric that is posted in the lessons.

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Alter Ego Liability
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In piercing the corporate veil or the alter ego there are circumstances under which the court will
disregard the corporate form to hold the individual officers of the shareholders liable for the
debts to conducts of the corporate entity. In the case Dietel v. Day, 492 P.2d 455 (Ariz. 1972) the
elements used to pierce the corporate veil was “ when a person dominates the entity or exercises
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