Labor Code section 2802 Does Not Apply to Employer’s Unsuccessful Suit Against Employee

In Nicholas Laboratories, LLC  v. Chen (October 12, 2011) 11 C.D.O.S. 12769, the court decided that an employer was not obligated to indemnify its employee for expenses the employee incurred in successfully defending himself against employer’s lawsuit for breach of … Continue reading

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Zalkind v. Ceradyne, Inc.

In Zalkind v. Ceradyne, Inc. (2011) 194 Cal. App. 4th 1010, Ceradyne, Inc. (Ceradyne), entered into an asset purchase agreement (asset purchase agreement) with Stanley and Elizabeth Zalkind (the Zalkinds) and Quest Technology, LP (Quest), a limited partnership owned by … Continue reading

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A Risk of Making Threats in Disputes

When there is a business dispute, a party sometimes wants to use the maximum leverage possible. Caution should be exercised to make sure that the effort to exercise leverage does not boomerang. One of the common ways that parties seek … Continue reading

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Careful Drafting Pays off in Contracts

Flint Hills Resources, LP  v. Jag Energy, Inc., 559 F.3d 373 (5th Cir. 2009) doesn’t establish any particularly important principle of law. Instead it’s being mentioned because it illustrates the value of good drafting. Flint Hills, a refiner of crude … Continue reading

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