Silver Lining For California's Small Business Defendants

Law360, New York (May 20, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT) -- Recently, Toyota announced it will be leaving Torrance, California, and relocating over 3,000 jobs to Plano, Texas, which has spurred a flood of negativity about California’s business climate. As a defense attorney, it is tempting to join in the doom and gloom by telling war stories about defending small businesses and startups against California’s plaintiff-friendly legal system. But let’s resist the urge and have a more positive conversation.

Say what you will about California’s business climate, at least one legal doctrine in the Golden State serves to protect startups and other small businesses facing the challenge of defending against a lawsuit....

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