Case Law Index Business Organizations

January 1, 2002 – March 22, 2021

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Business Organizations that were decided between the dates listed above. The cases are listed in reverse chronological order. The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion.  These listings are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for legal counsel.


Milton Abeles, Inc. v. Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC, No. 06-CV-3893 (JFB) (AKT), 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34017 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 1, 2010) (burden of proof to show intent to create a joint venture) Text

Milton Abeles, Inc. v. Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC, No. 06-CV-3893 (JFB)(AKT), 2009 WL 875553 (E.D. N.Y. Mar. 30, 2009) (creation of joint venture)  Text

Thompson v. Comm’r, 499 F.3d 129 (2d Cir. 2007) (discount on valuation of closely held company)   Text


Estate of Smith v. United States, No. 02-264 ERIE, 2005 WL 3021918 (W.D. Penn. July 22, 2005) (family limited partnership valuation)

Estate of Smith v. United States, No. C.A. 02-264 ERIE, 2004 WL 2051218 (W.D. Penn. July 23, 2004), acq., No. C.A. 02-264 ERIE, 2004 WL 1879212 (W.D. Penn. June 30, 2004) (valuation of family limited partnership) Text


Livermore v. Engles, No. 3-10-CV-0882-BD, 2010 WL 3583999 (N.D. Tex. Sept. 13, 2010) (derivative action for conspiracy to manipulate milk prices)  Text

Tullous v. Tex. Aquaculture Processing Co. LLC, 579 F.Supp.2d 811 (S.D. Tex. 2008) (ag cooperative’s qualification for agricultural exemption under FLSA)  Text

McCord v. Comm’r, 461 F.3d 614 (5th Cir. 2006), rev’g, 120 T.C. 358 (2003) (valuation of LLC)   Text

Estate of Baird v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2006-140, (T.C. 2006), modifying, 416 F.3d 442 (5th Cir. 2005), rev’g and rem’g, T.C. Memo. 2002-299 (T.C. 2002) (discounting value of timberland owned through trusts)   Text

Temple v. United States, 423 F.Supp.2d 605 (E.D. Tex. 2006) (valuation of partnership interests) Text

Kinder Canal Co. Inc. v. Johanns, No. 05-1123, 2006 WL 250485 (W.D. La. Jan. 31, 2006) (PFC payments to family-owned corporation)

Anderson v. United States, No. Civ. 02-2168-S, 2005 WL 3747984, (W.D. La. Dec. 28, 2005) (valuation of LLCs)

Strangi v. Comm’r, 417 F.3d 468 (5th Cir. 2005), aff’g, T.C. Memo. 2003-145, on rem. from, Gulig v. Comm’r, 293 F.3d 279 (5th Cir. 2002), aff’g sub nom., Estate of Strangi v. Comm’r, 115 T.C. 478 (2000)) (valuation of a family limited partnership)   Text

Weiner v. United States, 389 F.3d 152 (5th Cir. 2004), aff’g in part and rev’g in part, 255 F.Supp.2d 673 (S.D. Tex. 2002) (creation of limited partnership farming operations to create tax write-offs)   Text

Kimbell v. United States, 371 F.3d 257 (5th Cir. 2004), vac’g and rem’g, 244 F.Supp.2d 700 (N.D. Tex. 2003) (transferring property into a family limited partnership)   Text

Carter Trust ex rel. Fortson v. United States, 256 F.Supp.2d 536 (N.D. Tex. 2003) (material participation in a ranch by a business entity)   Text

Dunn v. Comm’r, 301 F.3d 339 (5th Cir. 2002) (valuation of a closely held corporation)   Text


In re Bli Farms, 312 B.R. 606 (E.D. Mich. 2004) (family partnership was consolidated in with individual members in bankruptcy action)   Text

In re Bli, 309 B.R. 295 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2004) (joint venture farming satisfies definition of farmer)   Text

In re Crowell, 305 F.3d 474 (6th Cir. 2002), aff’g, 258 B.R. 885 (E.D. Tenn. 2001) (consequences of creating a fraudulent cattle ranching partnership)   Text


Cent. States, Se. & Sw. Areas Pension Fund v. Pioneer Ranch Ltd. P’ship, 2006 WL 2054385 (N.D. Ill. 2006) (existence of a trade or business)

Parsons Tanning Co. ex rel. Weinstein v. Schwartz, 2004 WL 1593909 (N.D. Ill. 2004) (derivative action in a family-run corporation)   Text

Hackl v. Comm’r, 335 F.3d 664 (7th Cir. 2003), aff’g, 118 T.C. 279 (T.C. 2002) (gifting interests in business entities with a restraint on alienation)   Text

Seggerman Farms, Inc. v. Comm’r, 308 F.3d 803 (7th Cir. 2002), aff’g, T.C. Memo. 2001-99 (T.C. 2001) (transfer of farm assets into a family farming corporation)   Text


Stine Seed Co. v. A & W Agribusiness, LLC, 862 F.3d 1094 (8th Cir. 2017) (implied-in-fact contract) Text

In re Simmons, 364 B.R. 673 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. 2007) (acts of one partner are imputable to other partners)   Text

Jones v. Gale, 470 F.3d 1261 (8th Cir. 2006) (constitutional challenge corporate farming law)  Text

In re James, 368 B.R. 800 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. 2006) (debtors leased land to themselves through a partnership and were able to obtain a landlord’s lien on their own crops)   Text

Jones v. Gale, 405 F.Supp.2d 1066 (D. Neb. 2005) (constitutional challenge corporate farming law)   Text

Coop. Supply, Inc. v. Corn-Pro Nonstock Coop. Inc. (In re Corn-Pro Nonstock Coop., Inc.), 318 B.R. 153 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2004), aff’g, 317 B.R. 56 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2004) (non-stock cooperative considered farmer)   Text

Smithfield Foods, Inc. v. Miller, 367 F.3d 1061 (8th Cir. 2004) (corporate farming law)   Text

Bot v. Comm’r, 353 F.3d 595 (8th Cir. 2003), aff’g, 118 T.C. 138 (T.C. 2002) (cooperative structure causes farmer’s to pay self-employment tax)   Text

S.D. Farm Bureau, Inc. v. Hazeltine, 340 F.3d 583 (8th Cir. 2003) (corporate farming law)   Text

Ballantyne v. Comm’r, 341 F.3d 802 (8th Cir. 2003), aff’g, T.C. Memo. 2002-160 (T.C. 2002) (division of income after the termination of a farming partnership)   Text

S.D. Farm Bureau, Inc. v. Hazeltine, 202 F.Supp.2d 1020 (D. S.D. 2002) (corporate farming law)   Text

Hollen v. Comm’r, 25 Fed. App’x. 484 (8th Cir. 2002), aff’g, T.C. Memo. 2000-99, (T.C. 2000) (oral partnership could not be later disavowed)


Agricola ABC, S.A. De C.V. v. Chiquita Fresh North America, No. 10cv772-IEG (NLS), 2010 WL 29855500 (S.D. Cal. July 28, 2010) (dispute involving debt-settling agreement)

Rodriguez v. SGLC, No. 2:08-cv-01971-MCE-KJN, 2010 WL 2943128 (E.D. Cal. July 23, 2010) (fraud and unfair competition claim)  Text

Estate of Murphy v. United States, No. 07-CV-1013, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94923, 104 A.F.T.R.2d (RIA) 2009-7703 (W.D. Ark. Oct. 2, 2009) (use of the bona fide sale exception for FLP creation)

Logan v. Tiegs, 262 Fed.App’x. 739 (9th Cir. 2007) (formation of farming partnerships)

Colvin v. Colvin, Civil No. 05-409-AA, 2007 WL 2248160 (D. Or. Aug. 1, 2007) (division of a ranching corporation)

Hall v. Glenn’s Ferry Grazing Ass’n, No. CV-03-386-S-BLW, 2006 WL 2711849 (D. Idaho Sept. 21, 2006) (dissolution of a grazing corporation)

In re Hale, No. 04-40076, 2004 WL 4960381 (Bankr. D. Idaho Aug. 26, 2004) (use of homestead exemption when home is owned through a limited partnership)

In re Loomis, No. 03-03318, 2004 WL 4960372 (Bankr. D. Idaho Feb. 4, 2004) (obligation of debtors for partnership debts after the partnership was dissolved)


McClure Bros. Land & Cattle Operating P’ship v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 06-1307-JTM, 2007 WL 1412669 (D. Kan. May 10, 2007) (emergency operating loans to family-owned farming operations)

Van Scoten v. Comm’r, 439 F.3d 1243 (10th Cir. 2006), aff’g, T.C. Memo. 2004-275 (T.C. 2004) (ranching partnership used as a tax shelter)   Text

Estate of True v. Comm’r, 390 F.3d 1210 (10th Cir. 2004), aff’g, T.C. Memo. 2001-167 (T.C. 2001) (valuation of a family-owned partnership)  Text


Kloha v. Duda, 246 F.Supp.2d 1237 (M.D. Fla. 2003) (derivative action in family-owned company)   Text

Shepherd v. Comm’r, 283 F.3d 1258 (11th Cir. 2002), aff’g, 115 T.C. 376 (T.C. 2000) (gifting of an interest in a family limited partnership)   Text


Esch v. United States, 77 Fed. Cl. 582 (Fed. Cl. 2007) (change of partnership does not relieve the individual partners of liability on security agreement)


Benavides & Co., P.C. v. Commissioner, Nos. 6761-14, 6840-14, 2019 Tax Ct. Memo LEXIS 120 (T.C. Sep. 9, 2019) (constructive dividends when a C corporation confers an economic benefit upon a shareholder) Text

Estate of Jones v. Commissioner, No. 27952-13, 2019 Tax Ct. Memo LEXIS 108 (T.C. Aug. 19, 2019) (estates valuation of stock shares and limited partner units) Text

Estate of Streightoff v. Commissioner, No. 4379-15, 2018 Tax Ct. Memo LEXIS 179 (T.C. Oct. 24, 2018) (lack of marketability discount treated as limited partnership interest) Text

Martin v. Commissioner, 149 T.C. 293 (2017) (agriculture-related rental income not included in net self-employment income) Text

Estate of Giustina v. Comm’r, No. 10983-09, 2016 Tax Ct. Memo LEXIS 113 (T.C. June 13, 2016) (valuation of timber farming partnership interest) Text

Estate of Wimmer v. Commissioner, No. 26540-07, 2012 T.C. Memo. 157 (T.C. June 4, 2012) (tax treatment of gifts of limited partnership interests)

Estate of Stone v. Commissioner, No. 23290-09, 2012 T.C. Memo. 48 (T.C. Feb. 22, 2012) (property transferred to family members to be managed as a family asset was not included in the decedent’s estate)

Holdner v. Commissioner, Nos. 10367-08, 10375-08, 2010 Tax Ct. Memo LEXIS 211 (T.C. Aug. 4, 2010) (farming operation expenses under partnership are to be split equally) Text

Estate of Litchfield v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo 2009-21, 2009 WL 211421 (T.C. 2009) (tax consequences of the conversion of a family C corp. into an S corp.)   Text

Estate of Malkin v. Commissioner, Nos. 9222-05, 9252-05, 9253-05, 9531-05, 2009 T.C. Memo. 212 (T.C. Sep. 16, 2009) (stocks transferred to family limited partnerships included in estate because decedent retained possession and enjoyment of those stocks)

Estate of Hurford v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2008-278, 2008 WL 5203652 (T.C. 2008) (transfer of assets into a family limited partnership)   Text

Astleford v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2008-128, 2008 WL 2610466 (T.C. 2008) (tax consequences of a transfer into a family limited partnership)   Text

Smith v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2007-368, 2007 WL 4410771 (T.C. 2007) (family limited partnerships and charitable giving)   Text

Albers v. Commissioner, No. 18440-05, 2007 T.C. Memo. 144 (T.C. June 7, 2007) (health insurance premiums and dental and medical expenses not deductible on Schedule F)

Francis v. Commissioner, No. 6742-05, 2007 Tax Ct. Memo LEXIS 33 (T.C. Feb. 8, 2007) (wife’s health insurance premiums were only partially deductible)

Hauge v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2005-276, 2005 WL 3214581 (T.C. 2005) (partnership and controlling partner’s deduction of delinquent farm loans for a second partnership)   Text

Bartelma v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2005-64, 2005 WL 713798 (T.C. 2005) (tax deficiency of farming partnership)   Text

Mortensen v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2004-279, 2004 WL 2900972 (T.C. 2004) (ranching partnership used as a tax shelter)   Text

Solvie v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2004-55, 2004 WL 793173 (T.C. 2004) (income from wholly-owned corporation treated as self-employment income)   Text

Johnson v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2004-56, 2004 WL 793179 (T.C. 2004) (income from wholly-owned corporation treated as self-employment income)   Text

Luiz v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2004-21, 2004 WL 171334 (T.C. 2004) (S Corp’s losses disallowed)   Text

Weeldreyer v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2003-324, 2003 WL 22790870 (T.C. 2003) (incorporating a farming operation to deduct expenses)

Welter v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2003-299, 2003 WL 22456794 (T.C. 2003) (hedging not allowed by individual owners of a farming corporation)

Lappo v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2003-258, 2003 WL 22048909 (T.C. 2003) (valuation of a family limited partnership)

Meier v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2003-94, 2003 WL 1700083 (T.C. 2003) (corporation created to loan to the landlord’s tenants)

Dobbe v. Comm’r, 61 Fed. App’x. 348 (9th Cir. 2003), aff’g, T.C. Memo. 2000-330, (T.C. 2000) (using a family corporation to deduct home improvement expenses)

Estate of Armstrong v. Comm’r, 119 T.C. 220 (T.C. 2002) (valuation of stock from a closely held family corporation)   Text

Welch v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2002-39, 2002 WL 205657 (T.C. 2002) (farming LLC used as a tax shelter)


United States v. Wilfran Agri. Industries, No. 07-00231, 2010 WL 3199833 (C.I.T. Aug. 11, 2010) (refusal of service of process)  Text


Jones v. Sherrell, — So.3d —-, 2010 WL 2465468 (Ala. Civ. App. 2010) (dissolution of a partnership operating a pumpkin patch)  Text

Carey v. Howard, 950 So.2d 1131 (Ala. 2006) (Family LLC’s and option contracts for the sale of farmland) Text


Hitt v. Lyle, 2020 Ark. App. 124 (Ct. App.) (dissolution of family farm partnership) Text

Fudge v. Parks, 2019 Ark. App. 191, 574 S.W.3d 723 (Ct. App.) (dissolution of cattle partnership) Text

Perez-Benites v. Candy Brand, LLC, No. 1:07-CV-1048, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 55003 (W.D. Ark. May 20, 2011) (LLC Act did not immune corporate officers) Text


Nunes v. Cent. Valley Dairymen, No. F056381, 2010 WL 4362850 (Cal. Ct. App. Nov. 4, 2010) (misappropriation of funds and business opportunity)  Text


DeJesus v. A.M.J.R.K. Corp., 255 So. 3d 879 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2018) (homestead exemption not applicable for corporate owned real property) Text


Godwin v. Mizpah Farms, LLLP, 330 Ga. App. 31, 766 S.E.2d 497 (2014) (dissolve a family farm partnership business) Text

Smith v. Smith, 637 S.E.2d 662 (Ga. 2006) (ownership in a family owned partnership)   Text


Fisher v. Grove Farm Co., — P.3d —, 2009 WL 5117005 (Haw. Ct. App. 2009) (minority shareholders challenging corporate sale)  Text

Fisherv. Grove Farm Co., Nos. 28626, 28772, 2009 WL 4362580 (Haw. Ct. App. Dec. 3, 2009) (stockholder’s challenge to merger)  Text


Reding v. Reding, 109 P.3d 1111 (Idaho 2005) (final accounting for a member of a family farm partnership)   Text

Kohring v. Robertson, 44 P.3d 1149 (Idaho 2002) (dissolution of a family farming corporation)   Text


McGinley Partners, Ltd. Liab. Co. v. Royalty Props., Ltd. Liab. Co., 2018 IL App (1st) 171317, 427 Ill. Dec. 270, 117 N.E.3d 1207 (corporate survival statute did not preclude assignee’s claim) Text


Fisher v. United States, No. 1:08-cv-0908-LJM-TAB, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23380, 105 A.F.T.R.2d (RIA) 2010-1347 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 11, 2010) (tax treatment of gifts of membership units in LLC)

F.B.I. Farms, Inc. v. Moore, 798 N.E.2d 440 (Ind. 2003) (cancellation of stock in a family farming corporation)   Text


Van Horn v. R.H. Van Horn Farms, Inc., 919 N.W.2d 768 (Iowa Ct. App. 2018) (no minority shareholder oppression in family farm corporation) Text

Baur v. Baur Farms, Inc., 885 N.W.2d 829 (Iowa Ct. App. 2016) (no minority shareholder oppression in closely-held family farm corporation) Text

Ahrens v. Ahrens Agric. Indus. Co., 867 N.W.2d 195 (Iowa Ct. App. 2015) (no oppressive conduct on minority shareholders) Text

Sharafabadi v. Pac. Nw. Farmers Coop., Inc., No. C09-1043JLR, 2010 WL 715679 (W.D. Wash. Feb. 23, 2010) (infringement on yellow mustard gum patent)

Daniels v. Holtz, No. 08-1729, 2009 WL 4118336 (Table) (Iowa Ct. App. Nov. 25, 2009) (sheriff sale of corporation’s stock)  Text

In re Estate of Liike, No. 08-1875, 2009 WL 3337605 (Table) (Iowa Ct. App. Oct. 7, 2009) (farm property was partnership property)  Text

Felten v. Felten, 672 N.W.2d 333 (Table) (Iowa Ct. App. 2003) (dissolving a farm partnership)


Cargill Meat Sols. Corp. v. Premium Beef Feeders, LLC, 168 F. Supp. 3d 1334 (D. Kan. 2016) (joint venture for profit but ambiguous language regarding risk management duties) Text

Giles v. Giles Land Co., L.P., 47 Kan. App. 2d 744, 279 P.3d 139 (2012) (dissolution of a partner from a family farm partnership) Text

In re Estate of Hjersted, 175 P.3d 810 (Kan. 2008) (discount for ownership through a family limited partnership)   Text

Schauf v. Schauf, 107 P.3d 1237 (Kan. Ct. App. 2005) (existence of a farming partnership)   Text


Sawyer Place Co. v. Adler, No. 2009-CA-001112-MR, 2011 WL 43233 (Ken. Ct. App. Jan. 7, 2011) (whether there existed a joint venture between two parties who operated farms)

Mills v. Mills, No. 2007-CA-000774-MR, 2008 WL 4683015 (Ky. Ct. App. Oct. 24, 2008) (partition of real property owned by a limited farming partnership)   Text

Gripshover v. Gripshover, 246 S.W.3d 460 (Ky. 2008) (transfer of real property into a limited partnership before a divorce)   Text

Elder v. Elder, 2005 WL 2469656 (Ky. Ct. App. 2005) (value of “goodwill” in a farming partnership)

Monin v. Monin, 156 S.W.3d 309 (Ky. Ct. App. 2004) (dissolution and reparation for farming corporation)   Text


Schauf v. Schauf, 51919 (La. App. 2 Cir 04/25/18), 247 So. 3d 172 (death of a member of the family limited liability company does not terminate the dissolution process once initiated) Text

Monsanto Co. v. KT Farms P’ship, 51740 (La. App. 2 Cir 11/15/17), 245 So. 3d 191 (individual partners of a farming partnership were liable for their share of debt) Text

Wilkerson v. Wilkerson, 962 So.2d 1137 (La. Ct. App. 2007) (dissolution of a family farming corporation)   Text


Bender v. Schwartz, 917 A.2d 142 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2007) (minority shareholders try to bring a derivative suit)   Text


Jaeschke v. O’Connor, 822 N.E.2d 330 (Table) (Mass. App. Ct. 2005) (creation of a partnership)   Text


Acosta v. Timberline S. Ltd. Liab. Co., No. 16-cv-11552, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165935 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 6, 2017) (timber did not qualify for agricultural exemption under FLSA) Text

Duckert v. Duckert, No. 239952, 2003 WL 22221387 (Mich. Ct. App. Sept. 25, 2003) (dissolution of family farming partnership)


Luthens v. Cty. of McLeod, No. 43-CV-15-641, 2018 WL 6626177 (Minn. Tax Dec. 10, 2018) (joint family farm venture and family farm corporation sole shareholder cannot claim agricultural homestead) Text

Scherping v. Scherping, No. A16-1815, 2017 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 581 (July 3, 2017) (farm equipment is not a fixture) Text

Schlegelmilch v. Schlegelmilch, No. C1-03-9, 2003 WL 22290904 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 7, 2003), aff’g and modifying, No. C1-00-951 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 23, 2001) (dissolution of family-farm partnership)


Rainbow Ranch, Inc. v. Hardin (In re Will of Hardin), 158 So. 3d 341 (Miss. App. 2014) (dissolution of a closely held family corporation) Text


Mick v. Mays, 459 S.W.3d 924 (Mo. Ct. App. 2015) (former partner who sold his partnership interest was not entitled to accounting) Text

Marshall v. Marshall Farms, No. SD 30440, 2010 WL 4630226 (Mo. Ct. App. Nov. 10, 2010) (partnership distributions sent to state pursuant to garnishment order) Text

Missouri ex rel. Nixon v. Premium Standard Farms, Inc., 100 S.W.3d 157 (Mo. Ct. App. 2003) (corporate farming prohibition against the leasing of grazing rights)   Text


Larson v. Larson, 2017 MT 299, 389 Mont. 458, 406 P.3d 925 (gifting majority of shares in the family farm) Text

Whitehorn v. Whitehorn Farms, Inc., 195 P.3d 836 (Mont. 2008) (suit to split a family owned farming corporation)   Text

McCormick v. Brevig, 169 P.3d 352 (Mont. 2007), aff’g in part and rev’g in part, 980 P.2d 603 (Mont. 1999) (dissolution and accounting of family ranching partnership)   Text

Hjartarson v. Hjartarson, 147 P.3d 164 (Mont. 2006) (intergenerational family corporation)   Text

Pankratz Farms, Inc. v. Pankratz, 95 P.3d 671 (Mont. 2004) (dissolution of family farming corporation)   Text

McCormick v. Brevig, 96 P.3d 697 (Mont. 2004) (dissolution and accounting of family ranching partnership)   Text

Baltrusch v. Baltrusch, 83 P.3d 256 (Mont. 2003) (dissolution and liquidation of a family farming partnership)   Text


Jones v. McDonald Farms, Inc., 24 Neb. App. 649, 896 N.W.2d 199 (2017) (no oppressive act by farming corporation) Text

Elting v. Elting, 288 Neb. 404, 849 N.W.2d 444 (2014) (partner of a farming partnership did not authority to enter into grain contracts) Text

Heritage Bank v. Kasson, 22 Neb. App. 401, 853 N.W.2d 868 (2014) (sharing equipment and labor does not establish a partnership between ranchers) Text

Wiles v. Wiles Bros., Inc. (In re Wiles Bros., Inc.), 285 Neb. 920, 830 N.W.2d 474 (2013) (None beneficial owners of corporate share cannot seek involuntary judicial dissolution of family farming company) Text

Mogensen v. Mogensen, 729 N.W.2d 44 (Neb. 2007) (dissolution of a family-owned farming partnership)   Text

Olson v. Olson, 693 N.W.2d 572 (Neb. Ct. App. 2005) (transferring premarital assets into a family farming corporation does not change the nature of the property)   Text


Eklund v. Pinkey, 31 A.D.3d 908, (N.Y. App. Div. 2006) (dispute over intertwined family farming corporation)   Text


Smithberg v. Smithberg, 2019 ND 195, 931 N.W.2d 211 (minority shareholder challenging shareholder claims) Text

Estate of Moore v. Moore, 2018 ND 221, 918 N.W.2d 69 (farm partnership continued with the surviving partner) Text

N.D. Farm Bureau, Inc. v. Stenehjem, 333 F. Supp. 3d 900 (D.N.D. 2018) (family farm exception against out-of-state corporations unconstitutional) Text

Nelson v. Mattson, 2018 ND 99, 910 N.W.2d 171 (property owned by partners as joint tenants was not transferred to partnership) Text

N.D. Farm Bureau, Inc. v. Stenehjem, 333 F. Supp. 3d 900 (D.N.D. 2018) (removing “domestic corporation” and “domestic limited liability company” from North Dakota’s family farm exemption statute) Text

Knudson v. Kyllo, 2013 ND 102, 831 N.W.2d 763 (acquisition of property was one of the partnership’s purposes and the income from the lease went to the partnership) Text

Stenehjem ex rel. State v. Crosslands, Inc., 2010 ND 91, 782 N.W.2d 632 (court upheld N.D. anti-corporate farming law against constitutional challenge) Text

Tibert v. Slominski, 692 N.W.2d 133 (N.D. 2005)(corporate-structured elevator’s status as a farming operation)  Text


Swank v. Swank, No. 10-CA-2, 2010 WL 2643371 (Ohio Ct. App. June 30, 2010) (existence of a partnership)  Text

Bischoff v. Bischoff, 2005 WL 2931842 (Ohio Ct. App. 2005) (division of assets from a family farming partnership)   Text


KLR Angus, LLC v. 4S Farms, LLC, No. 12-CV-0309-CVE-PJC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118486 (N.D. Okla. Aug. 22, 2012) (contracts enough to establish substantial connection with the state for personal jurisdiction) Text


Mark Hershey Farms, Inc. v. Robinson, 2017 PA Super 306, 171 A.3d 810 (estate executor not liable for dairy farm corporation debts) Text


Berbos v. Berbos, 2018 S.D. 82, 921 N.W.2d 475 (landowners of farm property were not entitled to intervene in partnership dissolution) Text

Gibson v. Gibson Family Ltd. P’ship, 2016 S.D. 26, 877 N.W.2d 597 (not entitled to dissociation in family partnership) Text


Cherry v. Cherry, 2007 WL 3072747 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2007) (ownership of a family farming partnership)

In re Estate of Threefoot, 2006 WL 3114147 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2006) (oral contract to create a limited family partnership)   Text


Brent v. Field, 275 S.W.3d 611 (Tex. App. 2008) (sale of partnership interests within a family partnership)   Text


Utah v. Johnson, 224 P.3d 720 (Utah Ct. App. 2009) (securities fraud involving dairy)  Text

Shiba v. Shiba, 186 P.3d 329 (Utah 2008) (dissolution of a family farming limited partnership)   Text


Frye v. Frye, 619 S.E.2d 187 (W. Va. 2005) (dissolution of a family farming corporation)   Text


Redland v. Redland (In re Redland Family Tr.), 2019 WY 17, 435 P.3d 349 (consolidation of ranch holdings is a legitimate purpose for continuing the trust) Text

Warnick v. Warnick, 76 P.3d 316 (Wyo. 2003), rev’g in part, 76 P.3d 316 (Wyo. 2003) (partnership dissolution)  Text