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California Court of Appeal Extends the Reach of Section 16600 to Upset Arbitration Award Because of Alleged Overly Broad Confidentiality Provisions

USA - December 18 2020 In an expansive recent ruling, the California Court of Appeal in Brown v. TGS Management Co., LLC reversed a judgment confirming an arbitration award…

Robert B. Milligan.

California Courts Weigh in on Contractual Obligations in the Era of COVID-19

USA - October 28 2020 As discussed in previous updates (the most recent of which you can find here and here), courts across the country continue to grapple with the…

Eddy Salcedo, Jonathan P. Wolfert, Owen Wolfe.

California Court Of Appeal Concludes There Is No Private Right Of Action Under The State’s Auto-Renewal Law

USA - October 21 2020 On September 11, 2020, the California Court of Appeal issued a decision with two crucial holdings limiting the scope of California’s Automatic…

Robert Milligan.

California Supreme Court clarifies pleading requirements for claims of tortious interference with at-will contracts and adopts rule of reason in evaluating competitive restraints in contracts between businesses

USA - August 18 2020 Called upon by the Ninth Circuit in Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc. to answer two key questions concerning the validity of a settlement provision…

Robert B. Milligan.

No Rest For The Plaintiffs’ Bar: Companies Using Automatic Renewal Business Model With California Consumers Face Increased Risk of Class Actions During The Pandemic

USA - May 20 2020 Companies responding to the pandemic are faced with the challenges of not only complying with federal, state, and local emergency orders and…

Robert Milligan.