[hackerspaces] Hackerspace legal formation and insurance

Carlyn Maw carlynorama at gmail.com
Wed May 26 01:21:03 CEST 2010

What I was hearing was more like if someone gets pissed at your policies, or
screws up on bookeeping or you miss some a deadline for delivering something
that is core to your mission, or someone get hurts on a machine and thinks
it is because the safety training policy wasn't strict enough that the
officers and directors can end up getting sued. Not as individuals a la
piecing of the vail, but as officers and directors, even elected or hired
individuals not on the corp paperwork. But I know a lot of MBAs and Lawyers,
maybe they're paranoid but they seem pretty adamant...

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Leigh Honeywell <leigh at hypatia.ca> wrote:

> On 10-05-25 05:15 PM, Carlyn Maw wrote:
>> I've been told by a number of people that we should have D&O insurance.
>> Anyone have any thoughts on that?
> I was told by a (Canadian, but still seems relevant) lawyer that the main
> thing D&O covers that a good common general liability policy doesn't is
> slander/libel.  So if you're going to keep a public blog with controversial
> content, that would be a good reason to get D&O.
> -Leigh
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