[Ads-l] Who Is Anyone?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 19 22:05:14 UTC 2015


My take is that it needs to be a human being. I recognize this language
defining a "Management Person". I do not think you can delegate management
responsibilities to a corporate entity. (For example, "XYZ Corp." cannot be
the CEO of a company.)

DanG

On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 10:02 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> I'd just write in the company name and let the form-makers figure it out?
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> Especially if there's no actual human being to be named. What else can you
> do except give incomplete information?
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> Of course, I'm not a lawyer, and the very fact of your asking suggests
> possible complications and implications far beyond those of mortal men.
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> JL
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> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 6:05 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:
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> > Does "anyone" include a company?  I'm struggling with an instruction on a
> > f=
> > orm that defines a "management person" as "anyone with the power to
> > exercis=
> > e, directly or indirectly, a controlling influence over your firm's
> > managem=
> > ent or policies."  The form goes on to give examples, and all of the
> > exampl=
> > es involve natural persons (i.e., human beings).
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> > Now, if the form said "any person with the power . . ." it would
> certainly
> > =
> > include companies, because the form defines "person" to mean a natural
> > pers=
> > on or a company.   Does the use of the word "anyone" instead narrow the
> > def=
> > inition so that I only need to worry about human beings with this power?
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