California Business Litigation 2017

  • ID: 4296367
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  • Region: United States
  • ALM Media, LLC
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Extensive New Resource for Litigation and Transactional Work.  Includes Forms.

California Business Litigation brings together case analysis, best practice and advice from leaders in the field.  This is a front-line resource for advising clients, training staff, focusing initial research, marshaling evidence for trial, or drafting pleadings and motions. The two-volume collection includes over 130 exemplars and forms on CD.

Editors William Hebert and Peter Vestal have collaborated with recognized leaders at top firms, providing insight and direction to Business Litigation and Corporate attorneys, InHouse Counsel. Chapters Include: CORPORATIONS,  LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES, PARTNERSHIPS, SECURITIES FRAUD, BUSINESS TORTS, TRADEMARKS AND TRADE NAMES, UNFAIR COMPETITION, TRADE SECRETS AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS, EMPLOYMENT LAW LITIGATION.

The CD of forms includes pleadings, and common collateral documents. These include letters demanding preservation of evidence, a joint defense agreement, an expert retention agreement, stipulated protective orders, a temporary restraining order,injunctions, offers of compromise, and a form of judgment.  Also included are basic discovery exemplars, such as deposition notices,  interrogatory requests, document requests,requests for admissions, expert disclosures, and exemplar declarations to seek discovery beyond the statutory limits, and general objections to discovery requests.  Each document includes all of the necessary elements to state a cause of action, a claim for relief, or an affirmative defense.  Often included are specific facts, giving form to the types of background allegations that could be included, and serving as a checklist of the types of allegations that can support a claim or defense.

This collection of sample documents is intended to cover most common types of matters litigators face when representing either a plaintiff or a defendant. Forms are included for general claims such as breach of contract, often-pleaded common counts, declaratory relief, promissory estoppel and fraud, as well as specific claims for common business torts and statutory violations. You will find documents regarding theft of trade secrets, interference with economic advantage, trademark and copyright infringement, breach of confidence, breach of fiduciary duty, insurance bad faith, securities fraud and shareholder derivative suits, corporate dissolution, unfair business practices, and antitrust violations. Also included is a compendium of affirmative defenses frequently raised in business litigation.

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SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER1: CORPORATIONS
1-1       FORMATION AND PRELIMINARY ISSUES
1-2       OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
1-3       SHAREHOLDERS
1-4       CORPORATE BOOKS AND RECORDS
1-5       DERIVATIVE SUITS
1-6       THIRD PARTY LITIGATION
1-7       APPOINTMENT OF A RECEIVER
1-8       REORGANIZATIONS AND SALES OF ASSETS
1-9       DISSOLUTION
CHAPTER2:  LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES
2-1       INTRODUCTION
2-2       GOVERNING LAW
2-3       MEMBERS’ RIGHTS
2-4       MEMBER AND MANAGER LIABILITY
2-5       LIABILITY TO THIRD PARTIES
2-6       LLCS  IN THE COURTS
2-7       DISSOCIATION
2-8       DISSOLUTION
2-9       CONVERSIONS AND MERGERS
2-10     FOREIGN LLCS
CHAPTER3: PARTNERSHIPS
3-1       Formation
3-2       Liability Among Partners
3-3       Liability To Third Parties
3-4       Limited Liability Partnerships
3-5       Limited Partnerships
CHAPTER4: SECURITIES FRAUD
4-1       INTRODUCTION TO CALIFORNIA’S STATUTORY SCHEME
4-2       MARKET MANIPULATION  CALIFORNIA CORPORATIONS CODE SECTION 25400 
4-3       FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS  CALIFORNIA CORPORATIONS CODE SECTION 25401 
4-4       INSIDER TRADING  CALIFORNIA CORPORATIONS CODE SECTION 25402 
4-5       RIGHT TO INDEMNIFICATION AND CONTRIBUTION
CHAPTER5: BUSINESS TORTS
5-1       INTRODUCTION
5-2       INTERFERENCE TORTS
5-3.      DECEIT: FRAUD, CONCEALMENT, AND NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION
5-4.      DEFAMATION AND DISPARAGEMENT
5-5.      INVASION OF PRIVACY
5-6.      ANTI-SLAPP MOTIONS
CHAPTER6: TRADEMARKS AND TRADE NAMES
6-1       TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS AND TRADE NAMES DEFINED
6-2       TRADEMARK RIGHTS
6-3       REGISTRATION
6-4       PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS
6-5       CAUSES OF ACTION
6-6       SURVEYS
6-7       DEFENSES
6-8       REMEDIES AND RESOLUTIONS
6-9       TRADEMARK TRIAL AND APPEAL BOARD INTERPARTES PROCEEDINGS
CHAPTER7: UNFAIR COMPETITION
7-1       INTRODUCTION
7-2       CALIFORNIA’S UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW
7-3       CALIFORNIA’S FALSE ADVERTISING LAW
7-4       DEFENSES TO CALIFORNIA’S UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW AND FALSE ADVERTISING LAW
7-4:1    Overview
7-4:2    Subject Matter Jurisdiction
7-4:3    Safe Harbor
7-4:4    Defenses to “Unlawful” Business Practices Claims
7-4:5    Defenses to “Unfair” Business Practices Claims
7-4:6    Defenses to “Fraudulent” Business Practices Claims
7-5       PROCEDURE UNDER CALIFORNIA’S UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW AND FALSE ADVERTISING LAW
7-5:1    Standing to Sue
7-5:2    Liability
7-5:3    Class Action Considerations
7-5:4    Jurisdictional Reach
7-6       REMEDIES UNDER CALIFORNIA’S UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW AND FALSE ADVERTISING LAW
7-6:1Overview
7-6:3    Damages Not Recoverable
7-6:4Injunctions
7-6:5    Civil Penalties
7-6:6    Attorney’s Fees
7-7       THE CONSUMERS LEGAL REMEDIES ACT
7-7:1    Overview
7-7:2    Standing
7-7:3    Prohibited Acts
7-7:4    Mandatory Notice Requirement
7-7:5    Defenses
7-7:6    Procedure
7-7:7    Remedies
CHAPTER8: TRADE SECRETS AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS
8-1       INTRODUCTION
8-2       CALIFORNIA UNIFORM TRADE SECRET ACT
8-3       LITIGATING TRADE SECRET CLAIMS
8-4       COMPUTER FRAUD AND ABUSE ACT
8-5       PENAL CODE SECTION 502
8-6       RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS
CHAPTER9: EMPLOYMENT Litigation
9-1       EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
9-2       RETALIATION AND WHISTLEBLOWER LAW
9-3       REDUCTIONS IN FORCE  STATE AND FEDERAL 
9-4       LEAVES OF ABSENCE
9-5       Wage and Hour Law
9-6       EMPLOYMENT TORTS
9-7       EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT CLAIMS
9-8       PUBLIC EMPLOYERS
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About the Editors
William N. Hebert is a partner in the San Francisco office of Calvo Fisher & Jacob LLP. Mr.Hebert represents clients in business litigation, including class actions,business torts  such as antitrust, trade secret litigation, and interference with economic advantage, patent and trademark infringement, false advertising and California’s Unfair Competition Law.
Peter L. Vestal is a partner at Niesar & Vestal LLP in San Francisco. Mr. Vestal’s civil litigation practice includes business torts, trade secrets, employment, unfair competition and disputes concerning the ownership, control and management of business entities.

Contributing Authors Include:
Frank Cialone  (Partnerships)  Shartsis Friese LLP
Peter E. Gratzinger (Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenant)  Munger, Tolles &Olson
Stephen D. Hibbard (Securities Fraud) Shearman &Sterling LLP
Morgan Jackson (Business Torts)  Farella Braun+ Martel LLP
John A. Kelley (Limited Liability Companies) Niesar& Vestal LLP
Chaya M. Mandelbaum (Employment Law Litigation) Rudy,Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP
John T. Mullan (Employment Law Litigation) Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe LLP
Richard F. Munzinger (Corporations) Shartsis Friese LLP
Diane Marie O’Malley (Employment Law Litigation) Hanson Bridgett LLP.
Carla B. Oakley(Trademarks and Trade Names) Morgan,Lewis & Bockius LLP
John A. Polito (Trademarks and Trade Names) Morgan,Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Penelope A. Preovolos (Unfair Competition Law) Morrison & Foerster LLP
Roey Rahmil (Partnerships) Shartsis Friese LLP
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