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Covid-19 treatment progresses further, as eligibility for vaccinations broadens: After April 1, 2021 for citizens over the age of 50 and after April 15, 2021 for those over the age of 16. Read more
It is well settled in Delaware that removal of default fiduciary duties through an LLC agreement must be accomplished with clear and unambiguous language. 77 Charters, Inc. v Gould (Del Ch May 18, 2020, No. 2019-0127-JRS) 2020 Del Ch Lexis 186, *22. "Although fiduciary duties may be disclaimed, agreements' drafters must do so clearly, and should not be incentivized to obfuscate or surprise investors by ambiguously stripping away the protections investors would ordinarily receive." Ross Holding & Mgmt. Co. v Advance Realty Group, LLC (Del Ch Sept. 4, 2014, No. 4113-VCN) 2014 Del Ch Lexis 173, *51. See §3.54. Read more
Six years after publishing the popular First Edition of the Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors Desk Guide, the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association has updated and enhanced the Guide for continued use by assignors, assignees, creditors, landlords, purchasers of assets, owners, accountants, real and personal property brokers and other related professionals. 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. Read more
The first case to reject a trade secret claim on grounds that the information was nonsecret was Avocado Sales Co. v Wyse (1932) 122 CA 627; the rule has been applied many times since. See, e.g., Amgen Inc. v California Correctional Health Care Servs. (2020) 47 CA5th 716 (company disclosed information to registered purchasers and others). See §1.7. Read more
The Franchise Law Committee presents the following case update. In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the matter of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. The court rejected a previous test for determining whether workers should be classified as either employees or independent contractors. Read more
Business Law Section (BLS) members and friends, present and future: Welcome to March and please enjoy a moment of gratitude, as we have completed one year managing the Covid-19 pandemic. This past year challenged every aspect of our lives and narrowed our priorities to the basics: good health and wellness. In that context, BLS was especially grateful for our members’ continued engagement, to offer and receive support, to exchange ideas, to build community . . . and for providing inspiration, humor and some tasty cocktail recipes along the way. Read more
Business Law Section (BLS) members and friends, Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! Throughout the challenges of the past year, meeting with BLS members has always been a pleasure. This dynamic group of professionals keeps moving ahead of the curve and returns with guidance. With this constant vigilance, it is not a coincidence that BLS initiatives and programs address the major issues of the day. The following list is not exhaustive so, to learn more, please contact the BLS Standing Committee leadership. Read more
California Lawyers Association (“CLA”) all in-person activities were suspended. The Business Law Section (“BLS”) has since operated remotely, with Standing Committees adapting to new operational protocol to continue to provide for constituents. Read more
As the calendar advances another month, the Business Law Section (BLS) standing committees and Business Law News continue to produce updates, events and networking opportunities. Whether as a new or seasoned professional, engagement with a standing committee benefits your practice by honing legal knowledge, improving management skills and expanding networks. These opportunities are made available by talented, patient colleagues who have contributed substantial time and expertise to the betterment of the legal profession. Read more

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