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What is the rule in Salomon vs Salomon?

The principle of separate corporate personality has been firmly established in the common law since the decision in the case of Salomon v Salomon & Co Ltd[1], whereby a corporation has a separate legal personality, rights and obligations totally distinct from those of its shareholders.

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Hereof, what was the significance of the Salomon v Salomon case?

The case concerned claims of certain unsecured creditors in the liquidation process of Salomon Ltd., a company in which Salomon was the majority shareholder, and accordingly, was sought to be made personally liable for the company's debt.

why was Salomon v Salomon an important decision in corporate law? The effect of the House of Lords' unanimous ruling was to uphold firmly the doctrine of corporate personality, as set out in the Companies Act 1862, so that creditors of an insolvent company could not sue the company's shareholders to pay up outstanding debts owed.

Also question is, what is the Salomon principle?

Salomon Principle is the principle which is derived from the Salomon Case, namely Salomon v A Salomon & Co Ltd in which the House of Lord held that there is a separation of liability between a company and its shareholders, hence the shareholders of a company could not be sued for the failure or liability of its company

What is the doctrine of separate legal entity?

The doctrine of separate legal entity is the main reason why companies are being incorporated. Separate legal entity means that a company really exists, can sue or be sued in its own name, holds its own property and is liable of the debts it incurred.

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