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Law Library Book of the Month
Understanding Fiduciary Duties in Business Entities
Phillip L. Jelsma, Executive Editor
The duty of loyalty, the hallmark of a fiduciary relationship, is the focus of this new CEB publication. As the authors explain, common-law fiduciary obligations were first codified in the California Civil Code in 1872, but harken back to the Code of Hammurabi. This title offers a substantive analysis of the nature of the duty as equitable principles have evolved by statute and judicial interpretations, the varied relationships and contexts from which a fiduciary duty may arise, and potential litigation, defenses, and remedies for breach. It addresses fiduciary duties owed within general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, profit and nonprofit corporations, and family businesses—along with the specific fiduciary duty owed by an individual professional such as an attorney or accountant, distinguished from the professional duty of care. Other chapters address indemnification issues and insurance, including an overview of D&O insurance policies as protection to corporate directors and officers. Forms include sample clauses for business agreements.
Available as an electronic resource on CEB OnLaw: may be used in-house on San Francisco Law Library public access computers or within the library on the SFLL WiFi network. Ask a Reference Librarian for assistance.
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