CEO Retaliation Claims Are Calif.'s Biz, Not Del.'s, Court Says

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Wednesday refused to apply Delaware law to a former semiconductor company CEO's suit, holding that regardless of where a company is incorporated, California law governs a corporate officer's allegations of being ousted for complaining about possible criminal activity.

Finding as a matter of first impression that the internal affairs doctrine does not apply to cases where a corporate officer maintains that he was removed in retaliation for complaints about possible illegal or harmful activity, the Second Appellate District overturned a trial...
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