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CALIFORNIA CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW

Court Finds Tort Claims To Be Covered By Forum Selection Agreement

Contractual forum selection provisions are often broadly written so as to encompass not just claims involving enforcement of the contract but claims arising out of or related to the contract.  But how far do these clauses reach?  In the case of Laboratory Specialists International, Inc. v. Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc., 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 1036, the…

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Legitimate Interests Provide No Immunity For Intentional Interference Claims

In law school we study contract law and we study torts.  We don’t study contracts and torts as a single subject (e.g., “contorts”).  Why?  Because they are generally regarded as fundamentally different areas of the law.  They involve different issues – contracts is all about consent while torts is all about the lack of consent. …

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