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How Carnival Cruise Protected Its Digital Treasure: The DXP Software Saga

Dive into the legal battle between Carnival Cruise and a bankrupt software developer over the OceanMedallion™ guest engagement system. Discover how Carnival fought to protect its proprietary innovation and the outcome of this high-stakes showdown. M&A Stories  September 8, 2023

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The asset purchase agreement provided for a breakup fee and expense reimbursement. However, the bankruptcy court did not approve the deal protection terms before the auction. Nevertheless, the court approved the breakup fee and expense reimbursement because it resulted in

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A buyer of a California business could not enforce seller’s promise not to solicit employees and customers

Today I want to talk about how a buyer of a California business failed to enforce seller’s covenant not to solicit the purchased business’s employees and customers. The buyer was already an operating company, with its own customer and employee

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Apportioning Professional Services Using the Sales Factor

Today I want to talk about professionals providing remote services across state lines. Let’s say you are a State A natural resources lawyer working on a State B mining project for a client based out of State C.  All your

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McCauley Knutsen

McCauley Knutsen (‘MK’) is a law business which understands the needs of business owners.   The firm specializes in entrepreneurial, privately held small and mid-size businesses.   With its offices in Carlsbad California, MK supplies growing companies with the quality

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