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Courtesy of CEB, we are bringing you selected legal developments in areas of California business law that are covered by CEB’s publications.  Read more
I hope that you are all having a terrific autumn, adjusting well to the recent time change, and that you and your loved ones have had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Read more
Challenges of Privacy Compliance and Litigation. New or amended state privacy laws were recently enacted in Nevada, Colorado, and Utah. In addition, New York City recently adopted its own regulations on biometric identifying information, prohibiting all selling, leasing, trading, and sharing of such information for anything of value or profit, including allowing for a private right of action for violations of the regulation. See §1.3. Read more
Your hard work and passion have contributed to the growth and success of our Section.  Read more
A transmission is public when it occurs in a place open to the public. 17 USC §101. In Bell v Wilmott Storage Servs., LLC (9th Cir 2021) 12 F4th 1065, the Ninth Circuit held that an image that was only accessible through the URL or a reverse Google image search was a display to the public. 12 F4th at 1072–74. Proof that anyone from the public actually viewed the work was unnecessary. Although Bell only addressed the public display right, and not the public performance right, Bell's holding appears to apply with equal force to the public performance right. See §§1.11, 1.12. Read more
This month, we are delighted to highlight the achievements of former Chair of the Consumer Financial Services Committee, Rita Lin. On July 29, 2022, President Biden announced the nomination of Judge Rita Lin for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.   Judge Lin, a very accomplished consumer financial services litigator, served as the Chair of the Consumer Financial Services Committee.  During her tenure, the CFSC held monthly lunchtime lectures, which were open to the public, on emerging… Read more
The BLS is comprised of 15 Standing Committees, including the BLN Editorial Board, whose members review and propose legislation, draft and edit eBulletins, BLN articles, and practice guides, and speak at live and webinar programs. Membership on a Standing Committee affords unique opportunities to participate in the creation of law in your practice area, to get to know and be known by other practitioners, to work with the recognized leaders in your field and to stay on the cutting edge of developments and practice techniques. Read more
Courtesy of CEB, we are bringing you selected legal developments in areas of California business law that are covered by CEB’s publications. This month’s feature is from the April 2022 update to California Law of Contracts. References are to the book’s section numbers. The most significant legal developments since the last update include developments in such important topic areas as contract formation and interpretation, breach of contract, arbitration, and contract damages. Read more
The Distinguished Service Award of the American Law Institute (“Institute”) was recently presented to Steven O. Weise. This award is given from time to time to a member who over many years has played a major role in the Institute as an institution, by accepting significant burdens as an officer, Council member, committee chair, or project participant and by helping keep the Institute on a steady course. Read more
Our members form the heart of the Business Law Section. Whether you are in your first year of membership, or your tenth, we remain focused on providing content and opportunities to ensure that you are engaged in the practice and development of business and commercial law. Read more

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