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Undercapitalizing a subsidiary, means creating it and putting it in business without a reasonably sufficient supply of money. Missouri courts will disregard the existence of a corporate entity that is operated while undercapitalized 891 F.2d at 674. Accord, Grote Meat Co. v. Goldenberg, 735 S.W.2d 379 (Mo. App. 1987); Collet, supra, 728 S.W.2d at 286-87. Undercapitalisation, in and of itself, is not unlawful (though it may be for some purposes), but rather because the creation of an undercapitalized subsidiary justifies an inference that the parent is either deliberately or recklessly creating a business that will not be able to pay its bills or satisfy judgments against it. This point has been made clear by the Supreme Court of Missouri. In May Department Stores Co. v. Union Electric Light & Power Co., 341 Mo. 299, 327, 107 S.W.2d 41, 55 (1937), the Court found an improper purpose in a case where a corporation was 'operating it without sufficient funds to meet obligations to those who must deal with it.' Similarly, in Consolidated Sun Ray, Inc. v. Oppenstein, 335 F.2d 801 (8th Cir. 1964) , the court said: Making a corporation a supplemental part of an economic unit ...

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