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    Section 16600 Wipes Out Invention Assignment

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    Non competition agreements

    The DFPI And Insider Trading

    All securities transactions by members and employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission must comply with 5 CFR § 200.735-5 which in turn requires compliance with 5 CFR § 4401.102.  In general, § 4401.102 adopts a "possession" standard for...

    Insider Trading, Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

    How To Correct A Defective Meeting of Shareholders

    Last Friday's post  noted the multiple ways in which a meeting of shareholders may be invalidated.  Fortunately, the California General Corporation Law provides several opportunities for curing an improperly called or noticed meeting of...

    How Not To Take Valid Shareholder Action

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    One More Reason For Foreign Corporations To Not Have Any Office In California . . .

    Chapter 22 of the California General Corporation Law specifies a number of crimes that may be committed by corporations and/or their directors, officers or agents.  The penalties for some violations can be significant.  For example, a director,...

    foreign corporation

    Light Is Both A Wave And Particle, But A Corporation And A Partnership Is A "Legal Impossibility"

    In 1905, Albert Einstein proposed that light, which until then had been considered to exist as waves, must also be regarded as particles.  Later, Nobel Prize winner Louis-Victor-Pierre-Raymond, 7th duc de Broglie, found that electrons have wave and...

    Uniform Partnership Act

    NASAA Urges No Liftoff For Finders Relief

    Last week, the North American Securities Administrators Association issued a comment letter urging the Securities and Exchange Commission not to move forward on its proposal to issue a conditional order exempting finders from the requirement to...

    broker-dealer

    Broad Confidentiality Restriction Void As Illegal Non-Compete Provision

    Section 16600 of the California Business & Professions Code declares "every contract" that restrains "anyone . . . from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void".  There are only three statutory...

    Non competition agreements

    Calcorporatelaw.com And The Library Of Congress

    The U.S. Library of Congress is more than just printed books.  Among the millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collection, it maintains a legal blawgs web archive.  The Library describes this...

    legal writing

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