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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

While searching for evidence that the state legislature raised the financial penalty for not wearing your seat belt while riding in your car, I came across the following definition. I read it to my wife just to make sure I didn't misread this and got the same reaction from her.
(2) "Entity" means a person other than a natural person.
Source: see Page 3, Line 27)
You really can't make this stuff up. Can you imagine what a person other than a natural person would be? A rock? A building? Your neighbor's dog? Actually, Page 4, Line 15 contains the definition of person:

(8) "Person" means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, association, governmental entity, or other entity, of any kind or nature.

So and "entity" would be Coca Cola, or the Boeing Company, or the City of Seattle, but not Mr. Smith. However, they would all be considered persons in law. Interesting.


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