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AB-1355 Limited liability companies: indemnification: agents.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 17704.08 of the Corporations Code is amended to read:

17704.08.
 (a) A limited liability company shall reimburse for any payment made and indemnify for any debt, obligation, or other liability incurred by a member of a member-managed limited liability company or the manager of a manager-managed limited liability company in the course of the member’s or manager’s activities on behalf of the limited liability company, if, in making the payment or incurring the debt, obligation, or other liability, the member or manager complied with the duties stated in Section 17704.09.
(b) Except as provided in subdivision (g) of Section 17701.10, a limited liability company may reimburse for any payment made and may indemnify for any debt, obligation, or other liability incurred by a person not identified in subdivision (a), including, without limitation, any officer, employee, or agent of the limited liability company, in the course of that person’s activities on behalf of the limited liability company.
(c) (b)  A limited liability company may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person  a member or manager of the limited liability company  against liability asserted against or incurred by that person  the member or manager in that capacity or arising from that status  even if, under subdivision (g) of Section 17701.10, the operating agreement could not eliminate or limit the person’s liability to the limited liability company for the conduct giving rise to the liability.
(d) (c)  (1) Without limiting subdivision (a), to  To  the extent that an agent of a limited liability company has been successful on the merits in defense or settlement of any claim, issue, or matter in any proceeding in which the agent was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party by reason of the fact that the person is or was an agent of the limited liability company, if the agent acted in good faith and  faith,  in a manner that  the agent reasonably  believed to be in the best interests of the limited liability company and its members, the agent shall be indemnified against expenses actually and reasonably incurred by the agent in connection therewith.  
(2) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms have the following meanings: meaning: 
(A) “Agent” means any person who is or was a member of a member-managed limited liability company, manager of a manager-managed limited liability company, officer,  company or a manager,  employee, or other agent of the limited liability company, or is or was serving at the request of the limited liability company as a member of another member-managed limited liability company or foreign limited liability company, or as a  manager, director, officer, employee, employee  or agent of another foreign or domestic corporation, limited liability company or foreign limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, or was a member of another member-managed limited liability company or foreign limited liability company, or a  manager, director, officer, employee, employee  or agent of a foreign or domestic corporation,  limited liability company or foreign limited liability  company, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise that was a predecessor of the limited liability company or of another enterprise at the request of the predecessor entity corporation  or other enterprise.
(B) “Expenses” include, includes  without limitation, limitation  the attorney’s fees and any  expenses of establishing a right to indemnification under this subdivision.
(C) “Proceeding” means any threatened, pending, or completed action or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative.