2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 42 - PARTNERSHIPS AND PARTNERSHIP ASSOCIATIONS
Section 42:2C-38 - Indemnification and insurance.
42:2C-38 Indemnification and insurance.
38.Indemnification and Insurance.
a.As used in this section:
(1)"Company agent" means any person who is or was a member of a member-managed company, a manager of a manager-managed company, an officer, employee or agent of the indemnifying company or of any constituent company absorbed by the indemnifying company in a consolidation or merger and any person who is or was a member, manager, officer, director, trustee, employee or agent of any other enterprise, serving as such at the request of the indemnifying company, or any such constituent company, or the legal representatives of any such member, manager, officer, director, trustee, employee or agent.
(2)"Other enterprise" and "another enterprise" mean any domestic or foreign limited liability company other than the company, and any corporation, partnership, joint venture, sole proprietorship, trust or other enterprise, whether or not for profit, served by a company agent;
(3)"Expenses" means reasonable costs, disbursements and attorney's fees;
(4)"Liabilities" means amounts paid or incurred in satisfaction of settlements, judgments, fines and penalties; and
(5)"Proceeding" means any pending, threatened or completed civil, criminal, administrative or arbitrative action, suit or proceeding, and any appeal therein, and any inquiry or investigation which could lead to that action or proceeding.
(6)References to an "other enterprise" or "another enterprise" include employee benefit plans; and references to "fines" include any excise taxes assessed on a person with respect to an employee benefit plan.
b.A limited liability company shall indemnify a company agent against expenses to the extent that such company agent has been successful on the merits or otherwise in any proceeding brought against the company agent by reason of the company agent serving as a company agent or serving another enterprise at the request of the limited liability company. If the company agent is successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of any claim, issue or matter in any such proceeding, indemnification shall be provided under this subsection with respect to the claim, issue or matter.
c.A limited liability company shall indemnify a company agent against any debt, obligation, expense or other liability incurred by that company agent in the course of the company agent's activities on behalf of the limited liability company or another enterprise at the request of the limited liability company, if, in making the payment or incurring the debt, obligation, expense or other liability, the company agent complied with the duties stated in sections 35 and 39 of this act.
d.A limited liability company may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any company agent against any expenses incurred in any proceeding and any liabilities asserted against the company agent in his or her capacity as a company agent, whether or not the limited liability company could eliminate or limit the person's liability to the company for the conduct giving rise to the liability under subsection g. of section 11 of this act. The limited liability company may purchase such insurance from, or such insurance may be reinsured in whole or in part by, an insurer owned by or otherwise affiliated with the limited liability company, whether or not such insurer does business with other insureds.
L.2012, c.50, s.38.
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