Two Entities Operate as a Single Entity by Sharing Corporate Officers

In Ramnarine v. Memorial Center for Cancer and Allied Diseases, 281 AD2d 218, 722 N.Y.S.2d 493 (1st Dept 2001), the Appellate Division held that evidence submitted, showing that two entities operate as a single entity by sharing corporate officers, a single insurance policy and a single human resources department among sharing other essential aspects of their operations, can demonstrate that even entities with separate certificates of incorporation may be considered to be "alter egos" of each other. In Hernandez v. Sanchez, 40 AD3d 446, 836 N.Y.S.2d 577 (1st Dept 2008) citing Ramnarine, supra., it was also held, that two entities, "functioning as one in their day-to-day operations" are afforded the same immunities and therefore an action barred against one for civil liability by Workers' Compensation Law 11 and 29(6) is also barred as to their alter ego entity.