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Business Law News 2016, ISSUE 1

Table of Contents

Executive Committee: Message from the Chair…………………………………………………………..4

BLN Editorial Board: Message from the Editor……………………………………………………………6

Super PACs, Ballot Measures, and You—A Campaign Finance Primer for California
Businesses …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7
By Andrew T. Kugler
With the presidential election in full swing, the public is debating the influence of independent expenditure-only committees or "super PACs." This article discusses the laws governing super PACs, corporate PACs and California independent expenditure committees.

Civil Remedies for Breach of the California Franchise Investment Law………………………12
By Brian H. Cole
Brian H. Cole discusses the sources of civil liability under the California Franchise Investment Law (CFIL), reviews the principles for damages or rescission under California law, briefly addresses the issue of reliance (and whether the reliance must be reasonable), and finally discusses practical application of these principles to the types of claims likely to arise under the CFIL.

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