The Supreme Court today agreed to answer California business tort questions that the Ninth Circuit asked in Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc.  The questions are:

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?  [Link added.]
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?