2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 180. Business corporations.
180.1915 Professional relationships and liability.

180.1915

180.1915 Professional relationships and liability. Except as provided in this section, ss. 180.1901 to 180.1921 do not alter any contract, tort or other legal relationship between a person receiving professional services and one or more persons who are licensed, certified or registered to render those professional services and who are shareholders, directors, officers or employees in the same service corporation. A shareholder, director, officer or employee of a service corporation is not personally liable for the debts or other contractual obligations of the service corporation nor for the omissions, negligence, wrongful acts, misconduct and malpractice of any person who is not under his or her actual supervision and control in the specific activity in which the omissions, negligence, wrongful acts, misconduct and malpractice occurred. A service corporation may charge for the services of its shareholders, directors, officers, employees or agents, may collect such charges and may compensate those who render such personal services. Nothing in this section shall affect any of the following:

180.1915(1)

(1) The liability of a service corporation for the omissions, negligence, wrongful acts, misconduct and malpractice of a shareholder, director, officer or employee while the person, on behalf of the service corporation, provides professional services.

180.1915(2)

(2) The personal liability of a shareholder, director, officer or employee of a service corporation for his or her own omissions, negligence, wrongful acts, misconduct and malpractice and for the omissions, negligence, wrongful acts, misconduct and malpractice of any person acting under his or her actual supervision and control in the specific activity in which the omissions, negligence, wrongful acts, misconduct and malpractice occurred.

180.1915 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 303; 1993 a. 473; 1995 a. 400.

180.1915 - ANNOT.

A service corporation and its shareholders are not jointly and severally liable for the intentional tort of a shareholder that was not committed in the ordinary course of the corporation's business with the authority of the tortfeasor's fellow shareholders or within the tortfeasor's authority in the course of his or her employment. Anderson v. McBurney, 160 Wis. 2d 866, 467 N.W.2d 158 (Ct. App. 1991).

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