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" A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law. it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incidental... "
The Writings of John Marshall: Late Chief Justice of the United States, Upon ... - Página 195
de John Marshall - 1839 - 728 páginas
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Collected Works of Harold Laski

Harold Joseph Laski
...is not a solid reality about the dinners of the Corporation of London. "It is," said Marshall, CJ,10 "an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law" . . . "it is precisely," he says again, "what the act of incorporation makes it." "Persons," said Best,...
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Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America

Nancy L. Rosenblum - 2000 - 438 páginas
...evolve. The contrasting view sees corporations as artificial entities. In Chief Justice Marshall's words: "a corporation is an artificial being, invisible,...possesses only those properties which the charter of creation confers upon it."87 It follows that corporations are restricted to the specific purposes set...
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Hungary: Towards a Market Economy

Hungary) Hungary: Towards a Market Economy (1995 Budapest, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia. Közgazdaságtudományi Intézet, Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain) - 1998 - 390 páginas
...have been a company. but in most cases it wasn'ta corporation. We understand by the term 'corporation' 'An artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. It is exclusively the work of the law, and the best evidence is the grant of corporate powers by the...
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John Marshall: Definer of a Nation

Jean Edward Smith - 1998 - 800 páginas
...turned to the nature of a corporation. In a definition destined for constitutional immortality, he said: A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible; and existing only in the contemplation of the law. ... It possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation...
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Consuming Power: A Social History of American Energies

David E. Nye - 1999 - 331 páginas
...Because of its diverse ownership and its large size, the corporation at first was legally understood as "an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law." 14 By 1900, however, corporations had far broader powers. 15 "In historical perspective," writes Mulford...
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Gain: A Novel

Richard Powers - 1999 - 355 páginas
...the classic definition that Marshall gave in Dartmouth College v. Woodward, a half century before: A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. By this point in Samuel's oration, most of his day laborers had slipped quietly back to work. Those...
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Decent and in Order: Conflict, Christianity, and Polity in a Presbyterian ...

Ronald R. Stockton - 2000 - 238 páginas
...concept of a legal person) is from Chief Justice John Marshall in Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819). "A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in the contemplation of the law. Being the mere creature of the law, it possesses only those properties...
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Foreign in a Domestic Sense: Puerto Rico, American Expansion, and the ...

Christina Duffy Burnett, Burke Marshall, Gilbert M. Joseph, Emily S. Rosenberg - 2001 - 422 páginas
...Woodward (1819) when Chief Justice John Marshall drew on common law tradition to define a corporation as "an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing...it, either expressly, or as incidental to its very existence."55 If Marshall's definition granted a corporation a legal status different from the people...
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Ethics and Governance: Business as Mediating Institution

Timothy L. Fort - 2001 - 320 páginas
...1, 14 (1995). 16. The seminal portion of Marshall's opinion reads: "[A] corporation is an artif1cial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in...creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incident to its very existence. These are such as supposed best calculated to effect the object for...
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Corporate Irresponsibility: America's Newest Export

Lawrence E. Mitchell - 2008 - 313 páginas
...behavior. The corporation has always been acknowledged to be, in the words of Chief Justice John Marshall, "an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law." But despite this artificiality, despite the inhuman legal construct that it is, the law treats it as...
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