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Officers and the Business Judgment Rule
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2013

Recently, I came across the following assertion: First, other than the recent aberration of Poggetto v. Switzer , the BJR has never been applied to


Future filing date or future effective date?
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2013

In general, the date of filing an instrument under the General Corporation Law is the date on which it is received by the Secretary of State's office


Accountant’s defamatory report to audit committee held to be absolutely privileged
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

Once upon a time, an independent accounting firm learned from a law enforcement source that its publicly traded client and two of its directors had


“If there be nothing new, but that which is hath been before . . .”
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2013

The California General Corporation Law has imposes a single qualification to serve as a director - the person must be a "natural person". Cal. Corp


Bitcoin and the corporations code
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2013

I've been seeing an increasing number of references to Bitcoin and other forms of virtual or crypto currencies in the news. For example, Jeffrey


SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee pushes for oddly named “universal proxy ballots”
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2013

In late July, the SEC's Investor Advisory Committee issued a recommendation that the SEC "explore relaxing the 'bona fide nominee' rule embodied in


Those who hold themselves apart seem to be getting all the attention
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2014

Who knew that abstentions were so newsworthy? Here are three recent news stories involving abstentions at annual meetings: Warren Buffett Defends


Legislature repeals subversive organization registration law and loosens advance notice requirement for reorganizations
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2013

Just over a year ago, I posted this piece on California's World War II era Subversive Organization Registration Law. A few months later, the Assembly


If you’re relying on the signature of two officers, you may want to think again
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2013

It is widely assumed that if a contract, note or other instrument is signed by a corporation's president and its secretary, it will not be


Bill would mandate indemnification of LLC agents
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2013

California's current limited liability act permits indemnification of any person (including any manager, member, officer, employee, or agent of the