California Supreme Court Watch

Sep 24, 2019
#19-142 Ixchel Pharma v. Biogen, S256927. (9th Cir. No. 18-15258; 930 F.3d 1031; Eastern District of California No. 2:17-cv-00715-WBS-EFB.)

#19-142 Ixchel Pharma v. Biogen, S256927. (9th Cir. No. 18-15258; 930 F.3d 1031; Eastern District of California No. 2:17-cv-00715-WBS-EFB.) Request under California Rules of Court rule 8.548, that this court decide questions of California law presented in a matter pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The questions presented are: “Does section 16600 of the California Business and Professions Code void a contract by which a business is restrained from engaging in a lawful trade or business with another business? Is a plaintiff required to plead an independently wrongful act in order to state a claim for intentional interference with a contract that can be terminated by a party at any time, or does that requirement apply only to at-will employment contracts?”

Review granted: 09/11/2019

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