Legal Question in Civil Litigation in California

If the defendant in civil litigation is a subsidiary, what Code of Civil Procedure requires the defendant to disclose its parent company to the court?

Asked on 8/30/13, 12:13 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Charles Perry Law Offices of Charles R. Perry

There is no such section of the CCP.

You may be able to obtain the answer to your question in discovery.

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Answered on 8/30/13, 12:15 am

Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

I agree with Mr. Perry. You propound the proper discovery and demonstrate to the court how it is relevant if the subsidiary resists discovery.

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Answered on 8/30/13, 8:03 am
Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

The previous answers are correct, but you also need to bear in mind that if a true parent/subsidiary structure exists and is maintained, in which the parent is a wholly separate corporate entity that owns the shares of the subsidiary, the parent is irrelevant to your case and discovery into the parent may not be permitted any more than you could obtain discovery from me because I own stock in a company.

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Answered on 8/30/13, 8:15 am

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