Authority to Sue on Behalf of a Wisconsin LLC After Marx V Morris
Jeff Storch | 03.30.21
In Marx v. Morris, 2019 WI 34, 386 Wis. 2d 122, 925 N.W.2d 112, the Wisconsin Supreme Court addressed the question of whether an LLC member has standing to assert a claim against another member of the same LLC based on an injury suffered primarily by the LLC (rather than by the individual member asserting the claim). That is, can an LLC member bring a claim on behalf of the LLC itself, or are they limited to "derivative claims," as are shareholders in a corporation? The court concluded that members do have standing to assert individual claims against other members and managers of the LLC based on harm to the LLC itself (in addition to claims based on harm to the individual member) and are not limited to derivative claims.