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Case: Fashion Valley Mall, LLC v. National Labor Relations Board, Case No. S144753 (Cal. Sup. Ct. 12/24/07)

The One Sentence Summary: Although shopping centers may enforce reasonable time, place, and manner rules to ensure that free speech activities do not interfere with normal business operations, they may not enforce content-based restrictions such as prohibiting speech

Case: Van v. Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc., Case No. B190831 (Cal. Ct. App. 10/5/07)

The One Sentence Summary: The California Constitution does not protect expressive activity in the area immediately surrounding the entrance of an individual retail store that does not itself possess the characteristics of a public form, even when the store is

Case: Schultz v. Neovi Data Corp., No. G033879 (Cal. Ct. App. 6/15/07)

The One Sentence Summary: Complaint alleging that credit card processors had knowledge of and provided substantial assistance to web site’s operation of illegal lottery, wherein consumers had to make online purchases for the chance to win expensive home electronics products, stated a

Case: Parlour Enterprises, Inc. v. The Kirin Group, Inc., No. G036525 (Cal. Ct. App. 6/19/07)

The One Sentence Summary: Lost profits awarded by jury for breach of franchise agreement were reversed due to speculative expert testimony based on unreliable proforma financial projections and market data for other restaurants not shown to be sufficiently similar