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Thank you very much for your response. I have some followup questions. I was basically able to gather some of what you wrote from general searches through Google.
1. As far as piercing the corporate veil goes, how would they go about doing this? There was no personal guarantee in writing - not by my girlfriend or myself - that we would be personally held liable for any of the debts of the corporation.
2. Is it even possible for them to sue us twice through their lawyer? Please remember they already have one judgment against the corporation. Now they're coming after us personally for the same thing. Is it possible for them to do this? Just thinking out loud, wouldn't that be two judgments for the same debt?
3. Is this standard procedure - meaning that if a company suing an out-of-business corporation goes after the owner(s) personally? Are they grasping at straws to see what they can recover because they know they can't collect on the initial judgment?
I appreciate what you've written so far and might have a follow-up question or two after you reply. I'm just trying to understand everything. I await your reply, and again, am very grateful.
Also, one thing I forgot in the last message...
When filing an answer, do we have to file together or separately?
Can I just be the only one to file an answer?
Thanks in advance.
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