Docket No. S042831.

11 Cal.4th 85 (1995)

900 P.2d 669

44 Cal. Rptr.2d 420

FREEMAN & MILLS, INCORPORATED, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. BELCHER OIL COMPANY, Defendant and Appellant.

Supreme Court of California.

August 31, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


McClintock, Weston, Benshoof, Rochefort, Rubalcava & MacCuish, John M. Rochefort, Martha S. Doty, Saman Zia-Zarifi and Andrew M. Gilford for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Ian Herzog, Douglas DeVries, Leonard Sacks, Bruce Broillet, Thomas Stolpman, Robert B. Steinberg, Roland Wrinkle, Gary Paul, Steven Kleifeld, Harvey Levine, Wayne McClean, William Turley, Rose, Klein & Marias, David A. Rosen, Miller, Starr & Regalia, Edmund L. Regalia, Bernard & Wood, David P. Bonaccorsi, Crowe & Day, J. Michael Crowe and Douglas L. Day as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Stanley E. Crawford, Jr., David A. Engels, Sands, Narwitz, Forgie, Leonard & Lerner and Arthur A. Leonard for Defendant and Appellant.

Horvitz & Levy, Ellis J. Horvitz, Lisa Perrochet, John A. Taylor, Jr., Tanke & Willemsen, Tony J. Tanke, Michael A. Willemsen, McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, John R. Reese, Robert A. Lewis and William Carpenter as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.



We granted review in this case to resolve some of the widespread confusion that has arisen regarding the application of our opinion in Seaman's Direct Buying Service, Inc. v. Standard Oil Co. (1984) 36 Cal.3d 752 [206 Cal.Rptr. 354, 686 P.2d 1158] (Seaman's). We held in that case...

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