Dodge v. Ford Motor Co. May Still Be "Good Law" In Michigan, But What About California?

Professor Stephen Bainbridge recently controverted the following assertion that Dodge v. Ford Motor Co. does not represent the law of Michigan: 

"Disinterested" May Be Pretermitted In Delaware But Not In California

In this post, Professor Stephen Bainbridge posits that the Delaware Supreme Court incorrectly decided Fliegler v. Lawrence, 361 A.2d 218 (Del. 1976) by requiring that stockholder approval of conflicted transaction requires a majority vote of the...

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...

Is Compliance With California's Female Quota Law Voluntary?

California's female director quota law was on trial last week.  According to Brian Melley, a reporter for the Associated Press, a witness from the Secretary of State's office testified "It’s required but there’s no penalty, so it’s essentially...

Secretary Of State Argues SB 826 Does Not Require An Impermissible Quota

SB 826 is scheduled to go on trial today before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis.  Crest v. Weber, Cal. Super. Ct. Case No. 19STCV27561.   SB 826 requires all publicly held corporations headquartered in California to have at...

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...

Study Finds "A Robust and Significantly Negative Stock Market Reaction" To California's Gender Quota Mandate

A study by an international team of scholars has concluded that California's imposition of a gender quota on publicly held corporations with their principal executive offices in the state resulted in a "robust and significantly negative stock market...

Is Self-Identification Antithetical To Remedying Discrimination?

As has been previously discussed in this space, California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber is seeking dismissal of a federal court challenge to California's director quota mandates - SB 826 and AB 979.  Alliance For Fair Board Recruitment v....

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