January 14, 2022 -

This Week at the Ninth: Arbitration Two Ways

The Ninth Circuit addressed the ability of non-parties to invoke arbitration agreements, and refreshed its law on the applicability of Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity in the arbitration context. Read more from Lena Hughes in MoFo’s Left Coast Appeals blog. KIM NGO V. BMW OF NORTH …›

August 26, 2020 - Status Updates

Using Waivers to Curb COVID-19 Legal Exposure

As states ease stay at home orders and individuals return to places of work and play, businesses are working hard to reduce the risk of transmission among their employees and customers. In addition to addressing compliance with health and safety guidelines, companies should think …›

June 29, 2020 - Status Updates

Cancellations and Refunds Under California’s Consumer Protection Statutes in an Evolving COVID-19 Landscape

Several months into the widespread business closures and event cancellations resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic, we have seen businesses adopt a range of strategies to respond. Those strategies, in addition to the closures and cancellations themselves, have sparked a surge in class action …›

March 12, 2019 - SEC

Cannabidiol: Is CBD Legal in the United States in 2019?

Cannabis-derived extracts are one of the hottest trends in the consumer products industry. Sales of consumer products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are reported to exceed $510 million in 2018. Experts predict that the market for CBD products could grow to $22 billion by 2022. Hemp …›

November 1, 2018 - Status Updates

Annual California Legislative Recap

Another year has passed in the California Legislature, with new laws and amendments affecting California employers. Among the more significant changes, bills prompted by the #MeToo movement, including the new requirement that corporate boards of directors include women, have been passed. Other …›