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In Ixchel Pharma, LLC v Biogen, Inc. (2020) 9 C5th 1130, the California Supreme Court held that contractual restraints on engaging in a lawful trade or business are subject to a reasonableness standard. And in Quidel v Superior Court (2020) 57 CA5th 155, the appellate court followed Ixchel in confirming application of the rule of reason in determining the validity of an exclusive dealing agreement. See §§3.10, 3.16–3.17, 3.48. Read more
As we enter autumn, the California Lawyers Association closes the 2020-2021 term and with it, BLS welcomes its new leadership slate. Our incoming class of Executive Committee members and Standing Committee leadership Chairs are poised to take up the mantle to support our business law community. BLS recently increased its executive committee class from five to eight because of the breadth and depth of our activities. 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. Read more
Starting Fall 2021, CLA will launch a new membership plans. Read more
BLS and the Litigation Section are continuing a series of webinars on Hot Topics in Business Litigation. Read more
Soyeun Choi Welcome to August! It is time to savor the last long days of summer to finish off goals and then turn our attention to focus on the upcoming autumn season, entering the last quarter of the year. I hope all of your running/reading/walking/writing/cycling/ metrics were met! The 2021 year may be winding down but BLS leadership prepares for the beginning of California Lawyers Association’s (CLA) new term at the end of September. BLS is very fortunate to welcome… Read more
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

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