fiduciary shield doctrine
- A principle that prevents a state from applying personal jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant on an individual basis, if the defendant's actions that led to the lawsuit were executed while acting in a corporate agent or employee role
- The push to apply the fiduciary shield doctrine was declined by the court, as they deemed the individual's corporate and personal actions inseparable.
- In the lawsuit, the defense sought protection using the fiduciary shield doctrine, stating the defendant was acting as a corporate agent at the time of the incident.
- While the fiduciary shield doctrine often protects corporate employees from individual lawsuits, its application can sometimes be contested by courts depending on the circumstances.