Friday, January 4, 2008
Angela Gilmore on "Using the Private Attorney General Theory to Protect Florida Charitable Corporations"
Angela Gilmore, Nova Law School, is certainly not a newcomer to the academy but she is a bright star nevertheless. A University of Pittsburgh School of Law graduate, Professor Gilmore published Using the Private Attorney General Theory to Protect Florida Chartitable Corporations, 31 Nova L. Rev. 27 (2006) [the dateline is 2006 but it was published in 2007, I assume as a result of the normal law review delays]. Here is a snippet from the article:
In light of the distinctions between the two types of nonprofit corporations, this article proposes that the Florida Legislature include a standing provision in the Florida Not for Profit Corporation Act that ensures that directors, of both mutual benefit and public benefit nonprofit corporations, are held accountable to all of the constituencies they serve. This article argues that Florida 's current approach, while adequately protecting the interests of mutual benefit nonprofit corporations, does not achieve for many public benefit nonprofit corporations its desired goal of protecting nonprofit corporations from the harmful acts of directors. Florida's approach to standing leaves the actions of directors of public benefit nonprofit corporations virtually untouchable and unchallengeable.
Tell Professor Gilmore you read about her article on the Nonprofit Law Prof Blog!