No File Number, No Filing

Several provisions of the California General Corporation Law that require filing with the Secretary of State specify that the filed instrument must include the Secretary of State's file number.  E.g., Cal. Corp. Code §§ 1502(a)(1) & 1113(g)(2)(A). ...

What Is And Is Not Mandatory With Respect To California's Female Director Quota Law

Liz Dunzhee wrote yesterday in the Mentor Blog:

Does A Statutory Fine Constitute A "Threat"?

As the trial of of the constitutionality of SB 826, California's female director quota, law continues, the question of the plaintiffs' standing remains in contention.  As I reported in June of last year, Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis previously...

Challenges To California Director Quota Law Keep Coming

It should be a surprise to no one that California's laws imposing strict gender and diversity requirements on publicly held corporations continue to attract legal challenges.  Tomorrow, a trial is scheduled to begin in California Superior Court on...

PEO Versus PPB

California's female and underrepresented community board quota statutes apply to publicly held corporations having their principal executive offices in California "according to the corporation's SEC 10-K form".  Cal. Corp. Code §§ 301.3(a) &...

Secretary Of State Claims "Round Robin" Board Selection Process Solves Discrimination

"A Round Robin is a Name given by Seamen, to an Instrument on which they sign their Names round a Circle, to prevent the Ring-leader being discover'd by it, if found."*

Does The Secretary Of State Misapprehend California's Board Quota Requirement?

As noted in prior posts, the Secretary of State has filed a motion to dismiss a federal court challenge to California's director quota laws (SB 826 and AB 979).   The Secretary's brief includes several remarkable and troubling assertions.  For...

Can A Corporation Change Its Board Size In Proprio Motu?

As noted in yesterday's post, Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber is asking U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner to dismiss a challenge to California's board quota statutes.   In her motion to dismiss, the Secretary of State advances the...

State Seeks Dismissal Of Federal Court Challenge To California Quota Laws

In July, a Texas non-profit membership association filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District (Western Division) of California, Alliance For Fair Board Recruitment v. Weber, Case No. 2:21-cv-05644-RGK-RAO (July...

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