Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc., No. 18-15258 (9th Cir. 2019)Annotate this Case
The Ninth Circuit certified the following questions to the California Supreme Court: 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?
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on September 17, 2020.