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Consumer Finance

District Court (Cal.) Prohibits Further Discovery from Dialer Manufacturer on Whether its Product is an ATDS Due to Other District Court Opinions Saying that It Is Not

In In re Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, No. 11md02295 JAH – BGS, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 216747, at *32-34 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 9, 2021), Judge Houston denied TCPA plaintiffs’ request for further discovery from the dialer manufacturer on whether its…


California Appellate Tracker

Drink Tank Ventures LLC v. Real Soda in Real Bottles, Ltd., No. B298881, 2021 Cal. App. LEXIS 948 (Ct. App. Nov. 10, 2021)

A breach of contract is not “wrongful conduct” sufficient to support a claim for interference with prospective economic relationships.  Here, plaintiff narrowed its claim to interference based on the defendant’s breach of a nondisclosure agreement.  Held, the trial court erred in submitting that claim to the jury since it was the court’s responsibility to determine whether the alleged conduct was…


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The Northern California Employment Roundtable

Investigating and Resolving Harassment and Discrimination Complaints in California: A Two-Part Webinar Series Register at: www.eventbrite.com/e/179572384837 Part 1: Best Practices for Conducting Internal Workplace Investigations Date: November 10, 2021 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost : $50 Approved for…