A party to a lawsuit served with the complaint may have an opportunity to end the case early by filing a motion to dismiss, known in California as a demurrer. The summary below illustrates such a scenario.

Once upon a recent time, there were three colleagues employed by a Silicon Valley company specialized in manufacturing of raw materials used in the semiconductor industry (quartz, silicon, ceramic, etc). The owners of the company intended to sell it and wanted to ensure that the employees would stay with the company and continue working until the sale was completed. As an incentive to key employees, the owners offered stock and stock options that would reward the loyalty of the employees who stayed during the pre-sale period.
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