June 24, 2021

HOLDINGS: [1]-A trial court’s decision to amend a stipulated

HOLDINGS: [1]-A trial court’s decision to amend a stipulated judgment to add the principal of a corporate judgment debtor and the entities he controlled as additional judgment debtors under the alter ego doctrine was supported by overwhelming evidence where the principal owned and controlled all the entities, and the judgment debtor was nothing but a shell, as it had no substantial business activity and no income with which to pay its debts, and the trial court could reasonably conclude its only function was to act as a screen for its principal and the other entities he controlled and had ownership interests in to hide behind to avoid paying the judgment creditor; [2]-Because the stipulated judgment arose directly from the debtor’s breach of its settlement agreement with the creditor, by the terms of the settlement agreement, the releases in the agreement did not apply.

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Outcome

Order affirmed.