artificial person


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artificial person

A legal entity that is granted some of the rights and responsibilities of a natural person,such as corporations that may enter into contracts,partnerships that may sue and be sued, and church associations that may hold title to real estate.Almost all artificial persons enjoy the same rights and responsibilities as each other.

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In the cases of amparo actions against artificial persons of public or private law, the complaint, on the one hand, must identify both the artificial person and its representatives, and, on the other hand, can be filled directly against the natural person that represents the artificial person or against the artificial entity in itself (Brewer-Carias, 2009: 293).
A first conclusion that must be aimed reveals that the claimant in an amparo proceeding can be a natural or artificial person as a general rule, but in some determined cases a public entity can stand in an amparo suit and also a third party can join the petition of the claimant and intervene in the trial.
The communication model needs to encapsulate the artificial person that is the classroom, and the artificial person that is the real-world content provider, in such a way as to allow these to unfold into the various natural people who are participating.
Real-World Content Provider--The Scottish Parliament, an artificial person, provided a real-world scenario for the schools as an educational experience.
It has been held that when the word person is used in a legislative act, natural persons will be intended unless something appear in the context to show that it applies to artificial persons (citations to court cases omitted).
101 The Amazons, a collection of natural persons, unite to form a civil or artificial person.
An individual can therefore "personate" (that is, represent) an artificial person that is physically very different from him (or her) self.
Based on the legislative history to the amendment, its purpose was, inter alia, to effect the taxation of transfers of real property to artificial persons by statutorily closing the "consideration" loophole.
If corporations are artificial persons, does that mean that robots can also attain that status?
This having been said, suppose technology were able to create artificial persons that are equal to (or even, in some cases, surpass) humans in rational powers.
If, in the end, our value to God is not based on anything intrinsic to us, then the fear that artificial persons might somehow undermine our value as humans really represents a fundamental misunderstanding of biblical teaching.
But the bottom line for Wolgast is that institutions and other artificial persons must adjust to some measure of individual responsibility--"the conditions in which people act would create the implications of responsibility we choose" [148].