I spent the Fourth of July holiday in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein, a very beautiful and surprisingly inaccessible part of Europe. Its capital city has no airport. The country is also largely vertical, as it is sandwiched in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland. While enjoying a cappuccino in an outdoor cafe in Vaduz, the principality’s capital,
For the record, “Independence Day” is mentioned in the following five California statutes: Civil Code § 1689.24 Civil Code § 1689.5 Civil Code § 1695.1 Civil Code § 1812.303 Health & Safety Code § 8344.5 Have a happy and safe holiday!
Tomorrow will be the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth in 1564. He died on the same date in 1616, making this the 400th anniversary of his death. Actually, the exact date of his birth is unknown, but it is traditionally given as the same date of the month as his death. Below are just a
Last January, I wrote about one plaintiff’s unsuccessful attempt to pursue claims against the maker of Fancy Feast cat food for failure to disclose the alleged use of forced labor. Barber v. Nestlé USA, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170608 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 9, 2015). Readers may recall that the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires
While watching the NCAA tournament, I sat through several replays of this Allstate commercial featuring an anthropomorphized mayhem. The advertisement is one of a series featuring actor Dean Winters as the cause of all manner of “mayhem”. Although mayhem in common parlance has come to refer to all manner of chaotic violence or destruction, that
California has patterned its false claim law, Cal. Gov’t Code §§ 12650 et seq., after the federal False Claims Act. As the names of these laws suggest, they are intended to protect the public fisc from false or fraudulent claims. The CFCA empowers private parties to pursue actions for, and in the name of, the
Section 711 of the California Corporations Code is so poorly drafted that it almost defies explanation. According to the legislature’s findings, the ostensible purpose of the statute is to facilitate the informed and active involvement of beneficial owners of shares “in holding legal owners and through them, management accountable in their exercise of corporate power”. The statute purports
I first wrote about the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act more than four years ago. See California To Require Website Disclosure Regarding Efforts To Eradicate Slavery And Human Trafficking. At the time, I noted that “The Act provides that the exclusive remedy for a violation is a suit for injunctive relief brought by the California Attorney General.”
Three years ago, I wrote this brief post about how to interpret an indemnity claim. I wrote that post to remind readers that the California Civil Code not only defines “indemnity”, it provides a series of interpretational rules. According to the Code, “indemnity” is “a contract by which one engages to save another from a
Readers may remember this blog post from September of last year: Nevada Supreme Court Upholds Fraud Verdict Against The California Franchise Tax Board. The subject of the post was Franchise Tax Bd. v. Hyatt, 335 P.3d 125 (Nev. 2014) in which the Nevada Supreme Court partially affirmed a Nevada jury verdict against the California Franchise Tax Board.