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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP | USA | 15 Jan 2013

Forum selection bylaws and the California Constitution

Last December, I briefly discussed whether a forum selection bylaw with respect to officers and directors would pass muster as a contractual choice

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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP | USA | 11 Dec 2012

Is FDIC v. Van Dellem California’s Smith v. Van Gorkom?

Last Friday, the jury in FDIC v. Van Dellem (C.D. Cal. Case No. CV 10-4915 DSF (SHx)) returned a verdict totalling nearly $169 million against three former officers of the home builder division of IndyMac Bank, F.S.B.

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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP | USA | 15 Nov 2012

Court rejects use of alter ego doctrine to “borrow” contractor license

California’s Contractors’ State License Law, Business & Professions Code Section 7000 et seq., requires contractors to be licensed unless they are exempt from licensure.

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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP | USA | 6 Nov 2012

Should your articles of incorporation include a choice of law provision?

In yesterday’s post, I considered the fundamental question of why indemnification provisions are included in articles of incorporation.

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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP | USA | 28 Aug 2012

1 for 3 million reverse split fraud claim survives motion to dismiss

Nancy Wojtas at Cooley LLP alerted me to an interesting ruling case decided last week by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Gardner v. Major Auto. Cos., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118191 (E.D. N.Y. Aug. 21, 2012).

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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP | USA | 7 May 2012

Bill illustrates ILS besetting corporate fraud fund

In 2002, the Legislature enacted AB 55 creating the victims of corporate fraud fund.

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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP | USA | 27 Apr 2012

Court applies California demand requirement to Scottish company (again)

Last December, I wrote about U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel’s decision in Johnson v. Myers, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112897 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 30, 2011).

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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP | USA | 10 Feb 2012

Ninth Circuit strikes down choice of state of incorporation law

No one puts a choice of law provision at the beginning of a contract.

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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP | USA | 27 Dec 2011

Court rules choice of law provision takes precedence over internal affairs doctrine

To say that the Delaware courts and bar are very fond of the internal affairs doctrine is about as controversial as wearing white before Labor Day.

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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP | USA | 28 Oct 2011

Federal judge refuses to find that california “can have no real interest” in loans closed out of state

The geographic reach of California’s statutes continues to be tested in the courts.

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