Fee Shifting May Be New To Delaware, But It's Old Hat In California

Writing for DealLawyers.com, John Jenkins yesterday took note of the Delaware Court of Chancery's decision in Pettry v. Gilead Sciences, (Del. Ch.; 11/20).  Quoting this Cleary Gottlieb blog, John observes that Pettry "introduces a new element of...

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,...

A Foreign Corporation, Whether Or Not Dissolved, Is Not A Corporation

In a recent ruling involving a motion to confirm an arbitration award involving a default, Judge Vince Chhabria asked the plaintiff for supplemental briefing on whether the defendant had been properly served. Tetronics Int'l (United Kingdom) v....

Moving Your Principal Executive Office? Don't Forget To Make This Filing

Note to readers:  This blog has been updated to correct and clarify the original posting.

A foreign corporation registering to transact intrastate business in California must disclose, among other things:

How To Change A Foreign Corporation's State Or Place Of Domicile

'No statutory authority exists in California for a foreign corporation that is qualified to transact intrastate business in California to amend its statement of information to reflect a new state or place of domicile.  A foreign corporation desiring...

Serving Agents That Can't Be Found

Yesterday's post discussed how to effect service on a foreign corporation.  Two of three statutory options relate to service on an agent of the corporation.  What if an agent cannot be found?  Mirabile dictu!  The GCL provides answers when:

Whom Do You Serve?

Due process requires proper notice.  Without notice, all may be for naught.  James Joyce's alter ego, Leopold Bloom, took note of this fact in the Cyclops chapter of Ulysses:

Reinstatement Held To Validate Retroactive Recordation Of Lien

Last Friday, the Sixth District Court of Appeal held that a corporation's recording of a an abstract of judgment while suspended was a procedural matter that was retroactively validated when its corporate powers were restored.  Longview Int'l v....

Court Rules Registration To Transact Intrastate Business Does Not Establish General Jurisdiction

A foreign corporation registering with the California Secretary of State to transact intrastate business must, among other things, designate an agent for service of process in California. Does this amenability to service confer personal...

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