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Motions to adjourn do they end or continue a meeting?

USA - June 24 2013 I've previously remarked on the different usages attached to the word "adjourn". Often a meeting will end with a motion to adjourn. Sometimes, a

The burdens and standards of proof and review

USA - April 4 2014 I expect that that most lawyers can explain the difference between the "burden of proof" and the "standard of proof". Some lawyers might be more

Are bylaws required?

USA - June 15 2012 Is a corporation required to have bylaws?

Just who is a promoter and why you may want to know

USA - November 11 2013 The California General Corporation Law uses, but does not define, the term "promoter". For example, a promoter can be criminally prosecuted

Court says “no way” to no-hire

USA - September 20 2012 California is known for its hostility to covenants not to compete

Judge rules choice of law waives CSL claim

USA - August 27 2014 I was quite surprised to read Judge Gregory M. Sleet's ruling in OpenGate Capital Group LLC v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS

Company sues former officer for failing to file Form 4s

USA - August 26 2014 A complaint filed in the Central District of California caught my eye because it involved the rather unusual circumstance of a corporation suing a

Court rules LLC form provided no fiduciary shield to personal jurisdiction

USA - August 25 2014 Last Friday's post concerned whether a plaintiff could establish jurisdiction by tagging a corporate officer attending a conference in California

California Energy Commission delays AB 1103 energy benchmarking and disclosure requirements for 2 years for buildings between 5,000 and 10,000 square feet

USA - August 25 2014 The California Energy Commission ("CEC") issued an Emergency Rulemaking Action to delay the implementation of the California Nonresidential Building

Ninth Circuit finds no tag jurisdiction over foreign corporation

USA - August 22 2014 When a corporation sends an officer to a conference in California, is the corporation present in California? A corporation can only act through its