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California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Canadian appellate court reduces record-setting $4.5 million punitive damages award

    Canadian appellate court reduces record-setting $4.5 million punitive damages award
    The StarPhoenix of Saskatoon reports that an appellate court in Saskatchewan has reduced an "unprecedented" $5 million damages award in an insurance bad faith case.The plaintiff claimed that two insurance companies unreasonably denied his…
  • Jul 1

    New York jury awards $16 million in punitive damages in sexual harassment case

    New York jury awards $16 million in punitive damages in sexual harassment case
    This story in the New York Daily News reports that a federal jury in Manhattan has awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and $16 million in punitive damages to a plaintiff who claimed that her employer sexually harassed her and then…
  • Jun 8

    San Bernardino jury awards $2 million in punitive damages in murder-for-hire case

    San Bernardino jury awards $2 million in punitive damages in murder-for-hire case
    The Associated Press reported over the weekend that a San Bernardino jury awarded $2 million in punitive damages, on top of $4.5 million in compensatory damages, to a man who claimed that the defendants plotted to murder him.  According…
Rank this Week: 64

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Three Dead In San Juan Capistrano Car Accident

    Three Dead In San Juan Capistrano Car Accident
    Sergio Lugo, 23, Juan Jesus Gutierrez, 26, and Guillermo Enrique Belman-Sanchez, 22, were all killed in a San Juan Capistrano car accident following a violent head-on crash. According to a KTLA news report, a Ford Focus traveling northbound…
  • Jun 25

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident
    Mara Garcia, 13, was killed in a Huntington Beach pedestrian accident after a car struck her. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the night of June 13, 2015 at Pacific Coast Highway and Ecology…
  • Jun 22

    California Woman Paralyzed After Hit-and-Run Crash

    California Woman Paralyzed After Hit-and-Run Crash
    Nicole Brown, a 25-year-old Rio del Mar woman who was struck in a hit-and-run crash on June 13, 2015, may never walk again, her family members have said. According to a news report in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the incident occurred when Brown…
Rank this Week: 74

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Teenager Killed In Newport Beach Car Accident

    Teenager Killed In Newport Beach Car Accident
    Spencer Becker, 17, was killed in a Newport Beach car accident after the SUV he was driving collided with a sedan at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Daily Pilot, the fatal accident occurred at the intersection of…
  • Jun 29

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach DUI Crash

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach DUI Crash
    Ethan McEnally, 14, was killed in a Huntington Beach car crash, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver who crashed head-on into the vehicle in which the boy was a passenger. According to a news report in The Orange County…
  • Jun 22

    Couple Killed In Arleta DUI Collision

    Couple Killed In Arleta DUI Collision
    Two people were killed in a car accident in Arleta, which officials say, involved a suspected DUI driver. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the fatal crash occurred the night of June 19, 2015 at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 79

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    21 Random, Amazing and Bizarre Facts about Perry Mason

    21 Random, Amazing and Bizarre Facts about Perry Mason
    For close to a century, he has been one of the most famous, compelling characters in American culture. He has appeared in every storytelling medium that exists, and that iconic music from the long-running TV series is instantly recognizable…
  • May 14

    Top 17 Most Popular Fictional TV Lawyer

    Top 17 Most Popular Fictional TV Lawyer
    The law often seems more exhilarating on television and in movies than it actually is in the courtroom. Part of this difference is due to the men and women behind the arguments. Hollywood has a memorable way of presenting legal pros at their…
  • Apr 25

    What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Prediction

    What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Prediction
    This month we introduced our first TV Lawyer personality Saul Goodman/James McGill, a shady lawyer with an impressive track record of creating “strategies” to get his clients off the hook. This week we are introducing a piece…
Rank this Week: 85

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla
    LA JOLLA – A 45-year-old La Jolla woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car on Girard Avenue, NBC San Diego reported. Just before noon, authorities say the woman was unloading her car when an elderly driver backed…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw
    Last month, a jury in Chicago federal court awarded $1.25 million to an Illinois man who was severely injured by a defective table saw.  The victim, Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of two other fingers in 2007…
  • Oct 6

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash
    BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway…
Rank this Week: 123

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 151

Blane Law Blog

Blane Law Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Mark C. Blane.

http://www.blanelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 153

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Lawyer Movies and the Oscar

    Lawyer Movies and the Oscar
    Sunday, February 22, 2015, is Oscar night. So I was talking with my wife, Sheila, and we were discussing the upcoming Oscars and our favorite movies this year (Two of my favorites are Whiplash and Birdman). This led to a discussion of my…
  • Feb 4

    Insurance Study Shows Cars With Fewest Death

    Insurance Study Shows Cars With Fewest Death
    My first car was a 1965 Chevy Impala SS. It was blue, with a black interior, bucket seats--the whole nine yards. It was a dream car for a kid just coming out of high school (yes, I did work and earn the money to buy it myself). What it…
  • Jan 28

    City of South San Francisco Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Caused by Dangerous Condition of Public Property

    City of South San Francisco Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Caused by Dangerous Condition of Public Property
    I recently represented a family in a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of South San Francisco and a private parking lot operator, Park SFO. The lawsuit stemmed out of the death of the adult sibling of six brothers and sisters. This…
Rank this Week: 146

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 157

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 5

    Newport Beach Physician Arrested For Embezzlement And Tax Evasion

    Newport Beach Physician Arrested For Embezzlement And Tax Evasion
    Dr. Bruce Hagadorn, 56, was charged in Orange County Superior Court with one felony count of embezzlement and eight felony counts of tax evasion.  If convicted, Hagadorn faces up to 10 years in prison and the potential loss of his…
  • May 5

    Dana Hills High School Teacher Arrested

    Dana Hills High School Teacher Arrested
    Ezequiel Barragan, 48 of Aliso Viejo was arrested yesterday on charges of possessing child pornography and child molestation.  Barragan, a Spanish teacher at Dana Hills High School is being held on $500,000 bail after investigators said…
  • May 4

    Man Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI In Fullerton

    Man Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI In Fullerton
    Four people were injured when William Murray, 50, collided almost head-on with a Honda Civic over the weekend.  Murray was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated by Fullerton Police. A female passenger in Murray’s…
Rank this Week: 212

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 29

    Discretionary Sex Registration upheld by California Supreme Court

    Discretionary Sex Registration upheld by California Supreme Court
    In  Apprendi v. New Jersey (2000) 530 U.S. 466 the Supreme Court established that a criminal defendant generally has the Sixth Amendment right to a jury determination, beyond reasonable doubt, of any fact that increases the penalty for a…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment
    The United States Supreme Court pronounced yet another opinion safeguarding a person’s expectation of privacy, this time with respect to detentions occurring after a motor vehicle stop. The Court ruled that the police may not prolong…
  • Apr 16

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding
    A student has procedural rights enshrined in the state and federal constitutions, Title IX and Department of Education regulations, and the Civil Code, to challenge the evidence supporting allegations of misconduct and to present relevant…
Rank this Week: 235

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 247

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 218

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)
    It's the day before July 4.  So everyone's on holiday.  (Except for most lawyers, of course.)  Which means no new opinions.But as we head into the holiday, let's just send a simple message.  You'd think that you wouldn't…
  • Jul 2

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)
    How much do you think this fact pattern settles for:"The St. Regis is a resort facility located in Dana Point and is owned by CPH Monarch Hotel, LLC (CPH). . . . On September 15, 2007, Epp dived into the shallow end of one the swimming…
  • Jul 1

    Santos v. Brown (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)

    Santos v. Brown (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)
    The Court of Appeal publishes this opinion today.  And it's relentless.  Relentless.  Seriously. Relentless.Justice Hull lets you know at the very outset that we're not just talking about any defendant.  He lets you know…
Rank this Week: 319

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 3

    As Same-Sex Couples Wed, Others Celebrate Divorce Equality

    As Same-Sex Couples Wed, Others Celebrate Divorce Equality
    As same-sex couples across the nation line up to say their vows, many other courts are observing another effect of marriage equality: it's called divorce equality. While same-sex couples anxiously awaited the Supreme Court's decision on June…
  • Jul 1

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Announce Divorce

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Announce Divorce
    The divorce rumors have been circulating for weeks as moving trucks have been spotted at the couple's home and now, they rumors are confirmed. On Tuesday, June 30, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their plans to divorce, one day…
  • Jul 1

    Child Custody Myths Every Parent Should Know

    Child Custody Myths Every Parent Should Know
    Parents often hear horror stories about child custody cases and are flooded with misinformation from well-meaning friends, colleagues and acquaintances. With so many child custody myths, we're going to debunk some here: 1. The child gets…
Rank this Week: 259

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 2

    Professor Bainbridge Takes On S.B. 75 And The Delaware Bar

    Professor Bainbridge Takes On S.B. 75 And The Delaware Bar
    UCLA Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge recently posted an article calling Delaware’s recently enacted S.B. 75 a “self-inflicted wound”.   SB 75, which was signed into law late last month, limits the ability of…
  • Jul 1

    Why Foreign Corporations Might Not Care Where You Live

    Why Foreign Corporations Might Not Care Where You Live
    I noticed the following description of California’s principal “pseudo-foreign” corporation statute in a recently filed registration statement: Section 2115(b) of the California Corporations Code imposes certain requirements…
  • Jun 30

    Unwaivable Statutes May Doom Forum Selection Provision

    Unwaivable Statutes May Doom Forum Selection Provision
    Nearly four years ago, I wrote this post asking whether California’s anti-waiver statute voids choice of forum agreements.  The statute in question was California Corporations Code Section 25701 which provides: Any condition,…
Rank this Week: 294

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Concern: The Fight for Equality and Dignity and Why Elections Matter

    Supreme Concern: The Fight for Equality and Dignity and Why Elections Matter
    The Supreme Court's historic ruling that the Constitution guarantees the right to marry for same-sex couples is cause for celebration and relief.  It shows what unrelenting activism and struggle can accomplish.  And it shows what…
  • Jun 19

    Racism Deserves A Remedy

    Racism Deserves A Remedy
    The American flag and the South Carolina state flag were lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol to honor the nine African Americans killed in what surely seems like a racially-motivated terrorist attack at Emanuel African Methodist…
  • Jun 17

    Rachel Dolezal Is Acting Like A Child Abuse Victim Act

    Rachel Dolezal Is Acting Like A Child Abuse Victim Act
    Guest post by Tina DupuyIn the wake of the Duggar molestation scandal and now the quirky case of Rachel Dolezal, one thing is clear: We as a public don’t know what child abuse looks like. The CDC estimates that one in four American…
Rank this Week: 307

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Says Everyone Can Marry

    Supreme Court Says Everyone Can Marry
    The issue of same sex marriage is now resolved in the United States. Marriage is marriage. Not traditional marriage, not man-woman marriage, not same sex marriage, not civil unions, etc., etc.   In a 5-4 opinion issued today Associate…
  • Jun 14

    Insurance payments to pay child support arrears?

    Insurance payments to pay child support arrears?
    From: Monterey County Herald California lawmakers are advancing a bill that would intercept more insurance payments and use them to pay beneficiaries’ overdue child support. About a quarter of insurance companies now voluntarily…
  • May 28

    The Awesome Balancing Act That Family Law Judges Must Perform

    The Awesome Balancing Act That Family Law Judges Must Perform
    Here is an interesting California child custody case brought to us courtesy of Bakersfield Now. It is complex on many layers: We see the monumental tasks charged to family law judges making life altering decisions We see how the media pick…
Rank this Week: 324

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 291

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out
    So one of the biggest questions I get from tenants is about security deposits. No one has a probably paying it. But everyone has an issue when it comes time to move out. Landlords want more than they deserve. Tenants...
  • Jun 9

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trust and the Student Loan Lawsuit Machine

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trust and the Student Loan Lawsuit Machine
    Have you been sued by the Lawsuit Machine Behind Student Loan Debts? Bloomberg tells us how bad the problem is: "Student loans have eclipsed credit cards to become the second-largest source of outstanding debt in the U.S., after…
  • Jun 9

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your debt collection matter

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your debt collection matter
    People sometimes call me up and ask a simple question: Why should I hire you to help me with my debt collection case? As simple as it sounds, it is an important question. I have said this a thousand times,...
Rank this Week: 323

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2015, a time for reflection

    Memorial Day 2015, a time for reflection
    Memorial Day is a day that we honor those brave souls amongst us who have gone to battle for our great nation, and have given the ultimate sacrifice the service of their nation. Contrary to popular belief, Memorial Day is not about just a day…
  • Nov 11

    Happy Veterans Day 2014 from Biker Law Blog

    Happy Veterans Day 2014 from Biker Law Blog
    Many moons ago on a sunny day, my girlfriend, my father, and my childhood friend who I grew up with drove me from the San Fernando Valley to Los Angeles Airport for my trip to United States Air Force basic training. I had just turned 17 a few…
  • Aug 31

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie
    On July 31 – August 13th, 2014 I traveled to the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and to Yellowstone for the 3rd consecutive year. The below movie is a slideshow movie of the pictures I took at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally…
Rank this Week: 276

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 402

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 339

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Jul 1

    Student Loan Forgiveness Taxes Better than Debt

    Student Loan Forgiveness Taxes Better than Debt
    I’ve read a couple articles recently that warn about taxes when student loans are forgiven under the Income Driven Repayment program for federal student loans.  The articles are, Beware Taxes When Your Student Loan Debt is Forgiven…
  • Jun 29

    What I do as a Bankruptcy Lawyer

    What I do as a Bankruptcy Lawyer
    I believe the world view of even the thought of filing bankruptcy is financial suicide for many people.  They believe their financial lives, credit scores, reputations and even careers are over.  It’s like the “Scarlet…
  • Jun 22

    Are You Stressed About Student Loan Debt?

    Are You Stressed About Student Loan Debt?
    Earlier this month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (@CFPB) launched a public inquiry into student loan servicing practices.  Read their full press release here. It’s time your voice was heard.  From my experience, the…
Rank this Week: 372

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jun 30

    Holiday Safety Tips: Staying Safe on Fourth of July

    Holiday Safety Tips: Staying Safe on Fourth of July
    The McClellan Law Firm hopes that everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend! During this time of year, many of us choose to celebrate the Fourth of July with a vacation, celebration, or backyard party. While having fun is a tradition…
  • May 6

    Cell Phone Restrictions Help Reduce Car Accidents -- At Least in California

    Cell Phone Restrictions Help Reduce Car Accidents -- At Least in California
    In July 2008, California banned handheld cell phone use while driving. Now, over three years later, it is clear that this ban has helped contribute to a decrease in distracted driving deaths throughout California state. The California…
  • May 6

    San Diego Drunk Driver Will Not See Prison for Serious Crash

    San Diego Drunk Driver Will Not See Prison for Serious Crash
    A San Diego Superior Court judge sentenced a driver who crashed into an 18 year-old girl's car, causing her serious injuries, to one year in a work release program, rather than the much longer prison sentence the man potentially could…
Rank this Week: 431

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Why You Should Require a Separate Indemnification Agreement

    Why You Should Require a Separate Indemnification Agreement
    When forming a business as a corporation, you will have to select corporate directors and officers. You may even be one of these directors or officers. Officers and directors can face personal exposure when the corporation inevitably…
  • Jun 12

    Agents Can Share Fees Under Limited Circumstance

    Agents Can Share Fees Under Limited Circumstance
    In California real estate brokers are usually allowed to share commission payments. Up until recently, however, it has been unclear whether real estate agents are allowed to share commissions. A California appellate court has finally…
  • Jun 5

    When is Email Notice Not Notice?

    When is Email Notice Not Notice?
    The California General Corporation Law governs how notice of stockholder meetings must be given. This information is of vital importance to all California corporations. It is important to note that while email notice is allowed, it is not…
Rank this Week: 446

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

Covers case law, regulation and legislation affecting the insurance industry. By Barger & Wollen LLP.

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Jun 10

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015
    The deadline for Assembly bills to be passed by the California Assembly and for Senate bills to be passed by the California Senate was June 5. Bills that met the deadline are eligible for enactment this year. Bills that failed to meet the…
  • Mar 25

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing
    In an unusual display of speedy discretion, federal District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell wasted no time in dismissing the complaint on a public works payment bond filed by Advance Industrial Coating, LLC in Advance Indus. Coating, LLC v.…
  • Mar 24

    TEST

    TEST
    In a significant decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that claims-made-and-reported requirements in claims made policies should be enforced as written. An insured's failure to report a claim during the time required by the policy…
Rank this Week: 375

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, trucking acident and product liability law. By Brett A. Burlison.

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball
    Athletes are at a higher than average risk for a mild traumatic brain injury or concussions due to the nature of their sports and the mechanism of these injuries. And no where is this risk more evident than in youth soccer. So when we read…
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
Rank this Week: 363

Not a Potted Plant

Not a Potted Plant

Covers life in California, law, food, and politics. By Transplanted Lawyer.

http://notapottedplant.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    This blog is now resident within the…

    This blog is now resident within the online magazine Ordinary Times. Editor-in-Chief Erik Kain introduces the newly-revamped blog -- which looks really more of a net magazine, in my opinion. Not A Potted Plant is a category of posts…
  • Mar 5

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty
    Watching the protests in Egypt last month descend into violence, especially seeing video from the BBC and CNN of pro-democracy protesters clashing with agents of the authoritarian status quo in one of Cairo's most important
  • Feb 6

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment
    Here's the recent history:2001: Aerosmith (and guests)2002: U22003: Shania Twain (and guests)2004: Janet Jackson And Her All-Star Nipple 2005: Paul McCartney 2006: The Rolling Stones2007: Prince (and guests)2008: Tom Petty and the…
Rank this Week: 391

Accident Blog

Accident Blog

Covers personal injury, accident prevention, and consumer issues. By the Law Offices of Michael Pines.

http://seriousaccidents.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident
    A young man has been charged with speeding and reckless driving after killing a local woman in a San Diego pedestrian accident. Lawrence Joseph Farry, 25, is facing misdemeanor charges including gross vehicular manslaughter after speeding…
  • Mar 4

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road
    We recently reported on driving tips for teenage drivers, but senior drivers need just as much advice to stay current and safe on the road, and timing couldn’t be any better since next week is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
  • Dec 30

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?
    New York City motorists may be in for a surprise once Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ordinance to collect “crash tax” becomes in-effect. The “crash tax” also referred to as an “accident tax” collects every time a car accident occurs.…
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At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Jul 4

    Ninth Circuit asks (will ask?) Supreme Court to interpret an insurance policy

    Ninth Circuit asks (will ask?) Supreme Court to interpret an insurance policy
    The Ninth Circuit wants help construing an insurance policy and it’s hoping the California Supreme Court will do that work for it.  So says an order requesting the Supreme Court to answer a question of California law under rule…
  • Jul 2

    One defendant wins, another loses in Three Strikes Reform Act opinion. Death penalty affirmed.

    One defendant wins, another loses in Three Strikes Reform Act opinion. Death penalty affirmed.
    The Supreme Court today addresses two issues concerning resentencing provisions in the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012, which was adopted by the voters’ approval of Proposition 36.  The court also affirms a death sentence. …
  • Jul 2

    Peace officer personnel file discovery opinion filing Monday

    Peace officer personnel file discovery opinion filing Monday
    On Monday morning the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Superior Court (Johnson), a case that concerns the intersection of the prosecution’s duty to disclose exculpatory evidence and the requirement of a hearing about…
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California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Jul 4

    GIVING PROXIES IN AN HOA OR CONDO – IS IT LEGAL?

    GIVING PROXIES IN AN HOA OR CONDO – IS IT LEGAL?
    It’s summer time, a time for some summertime blogs. A time for vacation, yay! So what kind of problems arise in a homeowners association because of vacations?   One question
  • Jun 7

    ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED?

    ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED?
    ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED? A manager recently said to me: “I was under the impression the term “annual meeting” was obsolete now due to the
  • May 6

    Clotheslines Are On the HOA Radar!

    Clotheslines Are On the HOA Radar!
    Clotheslines – Don’t Get in a Bind About Them Clotheslines are becoming a big issue in HOAs (this I perceived 3 years ago when I first wrote this blog). Many
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What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Jul 3

    O rare Partner Emeritu

    O rare Partner Emeritu
  • Jul 3

    Dear Network Solution

    Dear Network Solution
    Email earlier today: Network Solutions: Can you please expedite our renewal of our main domain so we can have our website back? Please help. This has been an needlessly irritating & frankly brain-damaged process. For 15 years nothing…
  • Jul 1

    Thank you, Harry Beckwith: "Rule 4: Deliver work that changes the way clients think about lawyers."

    Thank you, Harry Beckwith: "Rule 4: Deliver work that changes the way clients think about lawyers."
    Beckwith was a huge influence on how we could make changes in everyone's lawyering--and the idea here is really his, not ours. Thank you, Harry Beckwith. At this blog, we never set out to be customer/client service experts or...
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The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
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California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Jul 2

    Duties, Rights & Obligations…Oh My! The Heavy Burden of California Trustee

    Duties, Rights & Obligations…Oh My! The Heavy Burden of California Trustee
    If you are a California Trustee, you have a heavy burden in carrying out your duties. Find out more in this video on the rights, obligations, and duties of a California Trustee.… Continue Reading
  • Jun 25

    Top 6 Must Know Facts: How Assets are Titled in California

    Top 6 Must Know Facts: How Assets are Titled in California
    1. Surviving Joint Tenants Don’t Have to Share I have seen it a thousand times, a parent puts one child on title to a bank account or a house to “help manage” that asset.  Well, the law presumes automatically that you…
  • Jun 18

    The Growing Threat: California Financial Elder Abuse

    The Growing Threat: California Financial Elder Abuse
    The growing area of California Financial Abuse; a lot can be learned from real life examples. In this video we describe California Financial Elder Abuse.… Continue Reading
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CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jul 1

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    The attorney-client privilege (Evid C §§950–962) protects a client from disclosure of confidential communications between attorney and client. But not every communication between attorney and client is protected. Do you know…
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
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Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    California Cannabis Cup: State's Biggest Marijuana Festival

    California Cannabis Cup: State's Biggest Marijuana Festival
    With increased support for medical marijuana legalization and complete marijuana legalization, the medical cannabis industry has not only become a legitimate business but also a potentially very profitable business. While not too many…
  • Jun 25

    Study: Legalized Marijuana Doesn't Increase Teen Use

    Study: Legalized Marijuana Doesn't Increase Teen Use
    One of the most damaging claims of those who are against legalization of medical marijuana or even decriminalization is that doing so would make it easier for teens to get their hands on marijuana. Saying something will corrupt children has…
  • Jun 23

    Statewide Medical Marijuana Regulation in California on the Table

    Statewide Medical Marijuana Regulation in California on the Table
    In 1996, California led the way in medical marijuana legalization. This was a very big step, and it was done at a time when the federal government and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) had every intention of arresting and…
Rank this Week: 495

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Sign petition against blaming immigrants for California drought.

    Sign petition against blaming immigrants for California drought.
    Recently few groups are blaming immigrants for California severe drought and for not helping in the battle against this drought. The truth is that immigrants can actually help fight this disastrous situation because: 1. Most immigrants move…
  • Jun 24

    Department of Homeland Security Designate Nepal for TPS.

    Department of Homeland Security Designate Nepal for TPS.
    WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to designate Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months based on the conditions resulting from the devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake that…
  • Jun 20

    State Department stop issuing visas around the world due to a computer hardware problem.

    State Department stop issuing visas around the world due to a computer hardware problem.
    The State Department has indicated that they are presently unable to issue any visa due a hardware problem. The issue is affecting the system globally and as such the inability to issue any visa. “The Bureau of Consular affairs is…
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The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jun 24

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM
    This post about email harvesting being a violation of CAN-SPAM is based on an answer to a Quora question that I provided. (Please see Is email harvesting illegal? ) Definitions: Email Harvesting and CAN-SPAM Email harvesting is the process by…
  • Jun 11

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated
    Several years ago, I wrote about the FTC Endorsement Guides. (These are known more formally as the Federal Trade Commission Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.) This post discusses a recent update to the…
  • May 26

    What is an Operating Agreement?

    What is an Operating Agreement?
    I have used the term “operating agreement” in quite a few of this blog’s posts. However none of those posts explains in detail what a limited liability company (LLC) operating agreement must contain. This post provides that…
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Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Sacramento and Stockton worker's compensation, personal injury and auto accident topics. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Sacramento Liability Attorneys Look at Defective Product Law

    Sacramento Liability Attorneys Look at Defective Product Law
    Our Sacramento injury lawyers work on behalf of people who are harmed by using products that should have been perfectly safe. Although it seems only fair that consumers should be compensated for such injuries, our personal injury attorneys…
  • May 18

    Drunk Drivers Not Welcome in Sacramento

    Drunk Drivers Not Welcome in Sacramento
    Accident attorneys at Sette Law begin this blog with a sobering statistic: According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of people admitting they drove while drunk exceed the population of Texas. Our…
  • Apr 27

    Sacramento Accident Lawyers Pitch in for Bicycle Safety

    Sacramento Accident Lawyers Pitch in for Bicycle Safety
    Spring came very early this year, inviting bicyclists to the streets of Sacramento. Personal injury attorneys at Sette Law want local riders to adopt proven safety habits that that help to prevent Sacramento accidents. Our lawyers, of course,…
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Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Jun 10

    Buyer Beware: Project Conditions Of Approval Run With The Land

    Buyer Beware: Project Conditions Of Approval Run With The Land
    By William W. Abbott City of Berkeley v. 1080 Delaware, LLC (2015) 234 Cal.App.4th 1144. As the real estate market gathers steam post-recession, many development projects involve project approvals obtained during the height of the real estate…
  • Jun 3

    SAVE THE DATE - Abbott & Kindermann's 2nd Annual Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute

    SAVE THE DATE - Abbott & Kindermann's 2nd Annual Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute
    Glen C. Hansen of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, will present the 2nd annual update on recent developments in resolving easement and boundary disputes in California. This is an advanced class aimed primarily at land surveyors, civil engineers,…
  • Jun 2

    Local Zoning Laws Prevent an Eldercare Facility from Proceeding with Plans for Development

    Local Zoning Laws Prevent an Eldercare Facility from Proceeding with Plans for Development
    By Brian Russell Walnut Acres Neighborhood Assn. v. City of Los Angeles (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 1303 The owners of the property and the developer Community MultiHousing, Inc. sought a permit under Los Angeles City code section 14.3.1 to build…
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Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jun 8

    Women victims of domestic violence can come to the U.S. and apply for asylum

    Women victims of domestic violence can come to the U.S. and apply for asylum
    Matter of A-R-C-G- is a great BIA case that shows that women who are victims of domestic violence outside the U.S. have a chance to escape their persecution by coming to the U.S. and applying for asylum based on persecution of a…
  • Jun 8

    Size of Board of Immigration Appeals is getting bigger

    Size of Board of Immigration Appeals is getting bigger
    EOIR issued an interim rule with a request for comments amending the DOJ regulations relating to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) by adding two Board member positions, expanding the BIA to 17 members. This rule is effective today.…
  • Jun 8

    Family Detention facility giving below average care to the detainee

    Family Detention facility giving below average care to the detainee
    Several of the women being held in family detention in Karnes City, Texas, are pregnant. According to the article, the women stated that they learned about their pregnancies after being given a urine test soon after admission, and one of the…
Rank this Week: 548

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant
    Co-ownership of real estate in California can be expensive when one co-owner, known in the law as a co-tenant, does not cooperate in the sale of the property. This often occurs when the uncooperative co-tenant is…
  • Mar 27

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer
    When an fraudulent transfer occurs before a debtor files for protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code, creditors must promptly protect their rights to ensure that the bankruptcy does not discharge the debtor's liability for their…
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
Rank this Week: 521

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Mar 4

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee
    The California Supreme Court has decided to grant review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International (Brennan) (2014) 180 Cal.Rptr.3d 136. The case addresses whether, under Serrano v. Priest (1977) 20 Cal.3d 25, the trial court can anchor its…
  • Dec 29

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie
    AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 goes into effect on January 1, 2015 (although paid sick leave accrual does not begin until July 1, 2015). Starting with the new year, employers must comply with AB 1522's...
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
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Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors – The Basic

    Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors – The Basic
    Every year, I get calls from clients who need help resolving boundary disputes with their neighbors. One such dispute involved an adjacent neighbor who built a wall on the client’s property. Another involved a neighbor who built a barn…
  • Aug 21

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound
    James Madison said that: “In suits at common law, trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.” The drafters of the California Constitution…
  • Jul 14

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California
    It is critical for contractors in California to be familiar with the key provisions of the Contractors’ State License Law (CSLL) (§7000 et seq.) The CSLL requires that contractors performing construction work on California roads,…
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