Minority Shareholder Rights in California

Minority Shareholder Rights in California

Are you thinking about investing as a minority shareholder in a company? Perhaps you are thinking about taking on outside investors for your current company? What are your minority shareholder rights as an investor? What should you be concerned about…

European M&A: Financial Assistance Overview

European M&A: Financial Assistance Overview

The leveraged buy out (LBO) and management buy out (MBO) are common tools of American businesses whereby an acquiring entity will purchase its target through a combination of debt and equity. No brilliance there, right? The clever part, however, comes…

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

Does Sexual Harassment Include Sex? There are two recent decisions that we believe may be very significant for Plaintiffs in wrongful termination actions, particularly gender-based claims. In Miller v. Department of Corrections, California Supreme Court, July 18, 2005, No. 114097, the…

Minority Shareholder Rights in Delaware

Minority Shareholder Rights in Delaware

Many venture backed (and other corporations) choose to incorporate in Delaware due to its well-developed law regarding various common corporate issues. One such issue is a shareholder’s right to inspection. 8 Del. C. Sec. 220 The controlling statute governing shareholder…

Employment Law: At Will After Dore

Employment Law: At Will After Dore

On August 3, 2006, the California Supreme Court ruled reversed an appellate court ruling that had reversed a trial court summary judgment on behalf of the defendant employer. The Appellate Court ruling would have allowed Plaintiff Dore to bring specific…

Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements

Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements

Have you been fired from your job? Do you believe that your termination was wrongful? Would you like to file a wrongful termination complaint against your former employer? Does your employment agreement contain an arbitration clause? What is arbitration? Does…

“You’re Fired!”

“You’re Fired!”

Have you been fired from your job? Was your termination in good faith, or was it wrongful? Are you unsure? Does it matter? Does your employment agreement contain an “at-will” clause? Does this mean that your employer can fire you…

Forum Non-Conveniens

Forum Non-Conveniens

Are you unsure of where to file your case? Have you received a motion for dismissal based on forum non-conveniens (FNC)? What does filing for a dismissal based on forum non-conveniens mean and entail? Under what circumstances can this motion…