Pending California Legislation Threatens to Eviscerate Consumer and Employment Contractual Choice of Law and Venue Provisions

Pending California Legislation Threatens to Eviscerate Consumer and Employment Contractual Choice of Law and Venue Provisions

Apr 25, 2016

Client Alert

Brownstein Client Alert, April 25, 2016

Out-of-state companies doing business in California would be well-advised to look closely at a new bill pending in the California State Legislature. If you are concerned about defending litigation cases in the most plaintiff-friendly venues, or having some of the most anti-business/pro-consumer laws in the nation applied to your company, pay attention to California Senate Bill 1241, which threatens to remove any home-court advantage built into your consumer and employment contracts and apply California law to those types of disputes.  Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Government Relations team can assist companies in preventing this bill from being enacted, but time is short.

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