California Supreme Court Watch

Nov 13, 2019
#19-182 Quidel Corp. v. Superior Court, S258283. (D075217; 39 Cal.App.5th 530; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2017-00044865-CU-AT-CTL.)

#19-182 Quidel Corp. v. Superior Court, S258283. (D075217; 39 Cal.App.5th 530; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2017-00044865-CU-AT-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Ixchel Pharma v. Biogen, S256927 (#19-142), which presents the following issues: (1) 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? (2) 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, briefing deferred: 11/13/2019

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.