Category Archives: Case Studies

Grocery Startups Struggle With Delivery Costs

San Francisco-based grocery delivery startup Instacart is one of a slew of new delivery services hoping to revolutionize the way we shop for groceries. Others include Blue Apron, HelloFresh, and Peapod. Google’s new service, Google Express, is even getting into the act, delivering fresh groceries in parts of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Now, the

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Stock Value Changes with Sale/Non-Sale News

Insider trading laws are meant to discourage those with “insider” access to company information from getting a leg up on other investors in the markets who do not have access to this nonpublic information about a company that indicates its stock price may go up or go down (thus prompting a rush to buy or

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Delaware Court Refuses to Nullify California Non-Compete Provision

What are ‘Non-Competes’?  Many employment contracts include a provision called a “non-compete,” which is a set of restrictions that the hiree agrees to abide by when his or her employment is over. This will tend to limit the person’s ability to find employment in the same industry or sector in the same geographic area for

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Yahoo Will Spin Off Its Alibaba Holdings, Not Pay Much in Taxes

When popular search engine and major Silicon Valley company Yahoo looked to rebrand itself and get back strength in the industry and market, it whisked away former Google executive Marissa Mayer to take over as its chief executive officer. Ms. Mayer has worked to engineer a comeback for Yahoo, and part of that has included

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Piercing the Corporate Veil as Applied to Shareholders

        Companies incorporate for a variety of reasons, chief among them to protect themselves from certain levels of liability to the company, as well as to the shareholders.  Corporations are themselves legal entities with the freedom to buy, sell and make certain decisions much as an individual person would.  Under corporate law,

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Daily Journal Article: What SF & LA Businesses Should Know About Interns

Last week the CEO of the De Cárdenas Law Group, Antonio De Cárdenas, was published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal. The article discusses the need for all California businesses to be aware of the legal issues affecting summer internships.  Far too many companies are haphazard about the process, resulting in violation of employment laws and severe

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