Brice, Seward. A Treatise on the Doctrine of Ultra Vires: Being an Investigation of the Principles Which Limit the Capacities, Powers, and Liabilities of Corporations, and More Especially of Joint Stock Companies. 2nd American ed. New York: Baker, Voorhis & Co., 1880.
Seward Brice's (1846-1914) Treatise on the Doctrine of Ultra Vires (1874) was written for practitioners of corporate law and covers the role of the doctrine in corporate transactions, along with its impact on the rights and liabilities of corporations. Utra vires, Latin for "beyond the powers," relates to actions outside the legal authority of a corporation. The treatise summarizes major cases in both American and English law.
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