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California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Boys Drown After Driving ATV Into Pond

    Boys Drown After Driving ATV Into Pond
    Two young boys drowned after an ATV accident the afternoon of April 12, 2015. According to a news report in The Sacramento Bee, California Highway Patrol officials reported that the boys were identified as Blake Lee Cronkhite, 5, and Jayden…
  • Apr 13

    Fatal Fountain Valley Hit-and-Run Collision

    Fatal Fountain Valley Hit-and-Run Collision
    Theodore Antolin, 30, was killed in a Fountain Valley car accident, which officials say, involved two hit-and-run drivers. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, police found Antolin lying in the southbound lanes of…
  • Apr 6

    Bicycle Accident In Anaheim Proves Fatal

    Bicycle Accident In Anaheim Proves Fatal
    A bicycle accident in Anaheim involving a tanker truck proved fatal for a man identified as 42-year-old Timothy Binau. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal bicycle accident occurred at the intersection of…
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/
  • Apr 17

    Orange County Motorcycle Accident Proves Fatal

    Orange County Motorcycle Accident Proves Fatal
    Robert Baker, 70, was killed in an Orange County motorcycle accident after a vehicle struck him. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal collision occurred on Antonio Parkway near El Prado in Rancho Santa…
  • Apr 13

    Man Killed In Monterey Park DUI Crash

    Man Killed In Monterey Park DUI Crash
    One man was killed and four others were injured in what officials describe as a suspected DUI crash in Monterey Park. According to a news report in the Pasadena Star-News, the fatal collision occurred the night of April 9, 2015 in the 300…
  • Apr 13

    Head-On Crash Leaves Two Dead In San Bernardino County

    Head-On Crash Leaves Two Dead In San Bernardino County
    A head-on collision in the city of Adelanto killed two passengers including a 13-year-old girl, according to a news report in The Press-Enterprise. Officials said Dana Rivera, 13, of Victorville and a 26-year-old San Diego woman died at the…
Rank this Week: 98

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/
  • Apr 17

    Bravo, National Park Service, Actors and Historians on 10th Street Vigil for 150th Lincoln anniversary.

    Bravo, National Park Service, Actors and Historians on 10th Street Vigil for 150th Lincoln anniversary.
    See The Washington Post this week....
  • Apr 13

    CPR's Cross-Border Arbitration Rule

    CPR's Cross-Border Arbitration Rule
    Just a reminder that, just a few months ago, New York City-based CPR (International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution) released its Rules for Administered Arbitration of International Disputes for use in cross-border business…
  • Apr 12

    Fight Corporate Wankspeak.

    Fight Corporate Wankspeak.
    Let's nix corporate wankspeak and start speaking like human beings who value originality in language. Examples of wankspeak: empower, next level, unpack that, core competency and calling garden variety problems "challenges " . Get…
Rank this Week: 117

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 113

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 17

    What Paternity Means to an Unwed Father

    What Paternity Means to an Unwed Father
    These days, lots of children are born out of wedlock. Whether the parents knew that marriage wasn't in their future, or never would be, or if they broke up before getting the chance to walk down the aisle, families without marriage are…
  • Apr 16

    Building a Brighter Future After Divorce

    Building a Brighter Future After Divorce
    If you're getting divorced, you probably understand why the Holmes-Rahne Stress Inventory found that divorce is the second leading stress in life, just behind the death of a spouse, yet above incarceration or a serious injury or illness.…
  • Apr 15

    Guam's Attorney General Directs Same-Sex Marriage Licenses to Be Issued

    Guam's Attorney General Directs Same-Sex Marriage Licenses to Be Issued
    HAGATANA, Guam – Guam's Attorney General, Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson says that she's directing the public health department to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. In a legal memorandum to Public Health's acting…
Rank this Week: 151

John Rogers Burk

John Rogers Burk

Covers estate planning and elder law in California.

http://www.roseville-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    Your Child’s Inheritance

    Your Child’s Inheritance
      Many people give little thought to the details of leaving behind their estate.  They figure if they’ve drawn up a Will, the matter is settled and requires no more thought.  If you have children, however, there is more…
  • Mar 6

    Portability–Using Your Deceased Spouse’s Estate Tax Exemption

    Portability–Using Your Deceased Spouse’s Estate Tax Exemption
      I recently appreciated being able to use this IRS Revenue Procedure to help a client.  However, it does have one important requirement that is time-sensitive. In amendments to the Internal Revenue Code in December 2010…
  • Feb 25

    What You Need to Know About Being a Trustee

    What You Need to Know About Being a Trustee
    It can be intimidating to be named a Trustee.  It is a big responsibility to be entrusted with a person’s assets.  Likely you’ve been named a successor Trustee, meaning your responsibilities don’t begin until the…
Rank this Week: 161

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: 202

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 216

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/
  • Apr 6

    Time Begins On Opening Day

    Time Begins On Opening Day
    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.  -- Jim BoutonThe long-time sportswriter for the Washington Post, Thomas Boswell, wrote a timeless piece…
  • Mar 24

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
    "Evolving standards of decency" is a phrase used in Eighth Amendment jurisprudence to analyze whether a given practice is cruel and unusual.  While the Supreme Court has so far refused to find that capital punishment offends "the…
  • Mar 20

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil
    "We're too great a nation to allow the evil-doers to affect our soul and our spirit."  -- G.W. BushProgressives (myself included) invariably bemoan the lack of a legitimate presidential candidate that mirrors our values.  We pine…
Rank this Week: 236

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

Explores ways to integrate mediation into the litigation process. By Joseph Markowitz.

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Apr 6

    Woman in Gold

    Woman in Gold
    About halfway through the new movie Woman in Gold--which tells the story of Maria Altmann's lengthy legal battle to recover the famous Klimt painting of her aunt from the Austrian government--the parties try to resolve the dispute…
  • Apr 3

    Three option

    Three option
    President Obama's statement announcing the framework agreement reached with Iran this week outlined the three options the world has for preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.First, we can reach a robust and verifiable deal -- like…
  • Mar 24

    Thirteen Days in September

    Thirteen Days in September
    Speaking of peace in the Middle East, I've been reading the new book about the Camp David negotiations by Lawrence Wright. Surprisingly, reading this account made me feel a little more hopeful about the prospects for peace between…
Rank this Week: 256

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: 271

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 257

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/
  • Apr 17

    California AG Asks Retailers And Manufacturers To Report On Supply Chains Act Compliance

    California AG Asks Retailers And Manufacturers To Report On Supply Chains Act Compliance
    The California Attorney General’s office recently sent letters to retailers and manufacturers asking them to demonstrate compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act or why they are not subject to the act.  I…
  • Apr 16

    Study Concludes That California’s Lending Laws Are Number One

    Study Concludes That California’s Lending Laws Are Number One
    In a recently published paper, Colleen Honigsberg, Sharon P. Katz, and Gil Sadka examine the relationship between debt contracts and state law.  Perhaps only Captain Renault will be shocked by their finding that “California…
  • Apr 15

    Email Notice Without Consent Is Not Notice

    Email Notice Without Consent Is Not Notice
    The California General Corporation Law unequivocally authorizes the giving of notice of stockholder meetings by electronic transmission.  Section 601(b) provides “Notice of a shareholders’ meeting or any report shall be given…
Rank this Week: 292

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 3

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee
    On October 10, 2014, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx) for its discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers and job applicants. The EEOC asserted that FedEx,…
  • Oct 21

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying
    After 7 long years, plaintiff Michael Mercieca finally saw the court order demanding his former employer, Microsoft, to pay him $2 million for bullying him to a near breaking point. After finding the global tech giant culpable for acting…
  • Oct 6

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee
    Ten female employees of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) filed a lawsuit in a California federal court against the CDCR for failing to address their claims of sexual harassment. The ten Plaintiffs alleged…
Rank this Week: 294

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 17

    CalChamber-Supported Job Creator Bill Reduces Costly Employment Class Action Litigation

    CalChamber-Supported Job Creator Bill Reduces Costly Employment Class Action Litigation
    The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a “Job Creator” bill that will address a loophole in state law and help limit frivolous class action litigation against California employers that are creating highly paid jobs. The…
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Proposes Regulations on Employer Wellness Program

    EEOC Proposes Regulations on Employer Wellness Program
    Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) describing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans.…
  • Apr 15

    Labor Commissioner’s Office Holds Webinar on Paid Sick Leave

    Labor Commissioner’s Office Holds Webinar on Paid Sick Leave
    Last week, the Labor Commissioner’s office held a webinar on the new paid sick leave mandate — the California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (the Act).  The presenters discussed the Facts and Resources…
Rank this Week: 319

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    California's 'Incredible' Stem Cell Invention

    California's 'Incredible' Stem Cell Invention
    C. Randal Mills - CIRM 2.0. Building a better stem cell agency (Part 2) from MCC Industry Relations on Vimeo.Randy Mills, the president of the $3 billion California stem cell agency, was selling hard a couple of months ago in San Diego.…
  • Apr 2

    'Born in Hype:' The California Experiment and Stem Cell Research

    'Born in Hype:' The California Experiment and Stem Cell Research
    A California newspaper with a daily readership of 1.5 million this week thrashed the field of stem cell science, declaring that it “is slathered with so much money that immoderate predictions of success are common.”“Infected…
  • Apr 1

    Moratorium on Possible Genetic Alteration of Human Race on Agenda Tomorrow at California Stem Cell Agency

    Moratorium on Possible Genetic Alteration of Human Race on Agenda Tomorrow at California Stem Cell Agency
    The select panel that helps the $3 billion California stem cell agency set  research standards meets tomorrow and Friday in Los Angeles, its first session since 2013. The agenda appears modest but it does include a discussion involving…
Rank this Week: 341

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Mendiola v. CPS: Supreme Court Addresses Compensable Time for Resident Security Guard

    Mendiola v. CPS: Supreme Court Addresses Compensable Time for Resident Security Guard
    In Mendiola v. CPS (2015) 60 Cal.4th 833, a security guard contracted with his employer to reside at a work site to provide 24 hour security services. The employer paid him hourly wages for eight on duty hours per day, paid him for actual…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute
    A frequent issue over the last several years has been whether a plaintiff must exhaust administrative remedies under Labor Code section 98.7 by filing a claim with the Labor Commissioner before filing a statutory whistleblower action under…
  • Jan 6

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year to all of you. Last year was a terrific one personally and professionally for me. I hope that yours was as well and that 2015 will be even better.
Rank this Week: 379

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
  • Mar 6

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers II Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers II Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine
    If success is the path you make yourself, then our attorneys have certainly carved out a very clear path for themselves. Congratulations are in order to our hard-working attorneys, Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers II! Both can…
  • Mar 6

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers III Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers III Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine
    If success is the path you make yourself, then our attorneys have certainly carved out a very clear path for themselves. Congratulations are in order to our hard-working attorneys, Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers III! Both can…
  • Jan 22

    California Law Increases Nursing Home Violation Fine

    California Law Increases Nursing Home Violation Fine
    Noncompliant assisted living facilities could face serious fines in the future, news sources report. According to new California legislature, fines for out-of-line nursing homes will increase hundredfold in the coming year. The new law…
Rank this Week: 350

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Apr 15

    Jim Nantz phrase "A Tradition Unlike Any Other" Becomes a Trademark

    Jim Nantz phrase "A Tradition Unlike Any Other" Becomes a Trademark
    IPNews® - CBS announcer Jim Nantz coined the phrase “A Tradition Unlike Any Other” while working on the Masters Tournament broadcast.  Thereafter, Augusta National Golf Club begain to commercially use the phrase and last…
  • Apr 10

    Rand Paul's Video Removed From YouTube For Copyright Infringement

    Rand Paul's Video Removed From YouTube For Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Rand Paul’s race for Presidency didn’t necessarily get off to a good start.  To promote his campaign, he created a YouTube video featuring his announcement for candidacy.  Unfortunately for him,…
  • Apr 3

    Kentucky Fights for "40-0" Season and Trademark

    Kentucky Fights for "40-0" Season and Trademark
    IPNews® - On the verge of the first perfect season in college basketball in almost 40 years, the University of Kentucky is trying to defeat opposition off the court as well.  The University recently sent a cease and desist letter to…
Rank this Week: 437

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury news involving truck, ATV and highway accidents. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.california-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume
    SEATTLE - The Seattle Times and CNN reported more than 1,300 Halloween pirate costumes manufactured in China were recently seized because high lead levels were detected in the buttons. The costumes, which were headed for a Seattle-area…
  • Sep 20

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe
    Skechers claims Shape-ups curved sole will get you in shape without ever having to step foot in a gym. But several independent studies have found no evidence to substantiate Skecher's claims. What cannot be disputed, however, is that the…
  • Sep 6

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair
    On September 6, 2012 Consumer Reports issued a safety alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair because an unharnessed child could slide down to the floor or slip out of the side of the chair, posing a serious fall-related injury risk. An…
Rank this Week: 389

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers,…

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Blog

Covers safety and personal injury news.

http://harrispersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Motorcyclist Injured in Santa Barbara

    Motorcyclist Injured in Santa Barbara
    On Thursday afternoon, a motorcyclist was injured in a collision that occurred near the Vista del Monte senior community. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the crash happened sometime before 3:00 p.m., in the 3700 block of Modoc.…
  • Apr 16

    Pedestrian Injured in San Diego

    Pedestrian Injured in San Diego
    On Thursday night, a pedestrian was struck and injured by a car in San Diego. According to NBC San Diego Channel Seven News, the incident happened just after 8:00 p.m., at College Avenue and Streamview Drive. Apparently, the 60-year-old…
  • Apr 13

    #1 Killer of Teens is Preventable

    #1 Killer of Teens is Preventable
    #1 Killer of Teens is Preventable The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release regarding the number-one killer of teens, reckless and distracted driving. Although texting while driving has become an epidemic in…
Rank this Week: 493

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Swiss Asset Manager Pleads Guilty For Aiding in Tax Evasion

    Swiss Asset Manager Pleads Guilty For Aiding in Tax Evasion
    On March 31, a Swiss asset manager appeared before Judge Sidney H. Stein of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, where he pleaded guilty to charges that he aided his American taxpayer clients and others in schemes to…
  • Apr 14

    Swiss Bank Pays $211 Million to Avoid Prosecution for Aiding Tax Evasion

    Swiss Bank Pays $211 Million to Avoid Prosecution for Aiding Tax Evasion
    On March 30, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the Swiss bank BSI SA had agreed to pay $211 million to the US in order to avoid prosecution for helping Americans evade taxes. The bank is the first Swiss financial institution…
  • Apr 9

    Why Is The Franchise Tax Board More Difficult Than The IRS?

    Why Is The Franchise Tax Board More Difficult Than The IRS?
    Some taxpayers and tax advisors think that the FTB professionals are simply not as nice as the professionals at the IRS, and that is the reason why dealing with the FTB is more difficult.  That is simply untrue.  The overwhelming…
Rank this Week: 451

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Apr 10

    Don’t Overlook the Potential Value Added By Green Building

    Don’t Overlook the Potential Value Added By Green Building
    It is increasingly important for buildings to be energy efficient.  So-called “green buildings” can not only lead to more efficient energy use, but can also result in significant cost savings over time.  Indeed, green…
  • Apr 1

    Caltrans and Temecula Join Forces to Relieve I-15 Congestion

    Caltrans and Temecula Join Forces to Relieve I-15 Congestion
    The City of Temecula is moving forward with the French Valley Parkway.  The project involves constructio of a new arterial, as well as improvements to the I-15 Winchester Road interchange.  Phase I of the project included…
  • Mar 16

    Can Comments By a Federal Employee Result in a Taking Requiring Compensation Under the Fifth Amendment?

    Can Comments By a Federal Employee Result in a Taking Requiring Compensation Under the Fifth Amendment?
    It depends.  A recent decision out of the Federal Circuit tackled this very issue, and the court’s decision strongly suggests that a taking could arise under the right circumstances.  (Filler v. U.S. (Fed. Cir. Mar. 10,…
Rank this Week: 496

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
  • Mar 17

    A break for some shipmates and a lesson on drilling down on the standard of review

    A break for some shipmates and a lesson on drilling down on the standard of review
    As a graduate of the “Boat School” (or “Canoe U”), I went on alert as soon as I spotted a case in yesterday’s advance sheets regarding whether some local county employees’ time as U.S. Naval Academy…
  • Mar 10

    Do longer briefs correlate to success for Appellants?

    Do longer briefs correlate to success for Appellants?
    I cannot think of a single writing seminar I have attended or book I have read that did not emphasize succinctness. Now comes a paper published at the Social Science Research Network, “Too Many Notes”? An Empirical…
  • Jan 23

    Can your trial judge give you a boost toward getting appellate review of a non-appealable order?

    Can your trial judge give you a boost toward getting appellate review of a non-appealable order?
    In theory, at least, the answer is yes, in some circumstances, by certifying the non-appealable order pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 166.1. Yesterday’s opinion in Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court,…
Rank this Week: 449

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 11

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle
    I have created a series of videos to help people wrench on their Harley Davidson motorcycles. The below video discusses not only how to get to the fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle, it also teaches you how to remove…
Rank this Week: 466

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 460

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: 492

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 501

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/
  • Apr 17

    Carlwig v. Carlwig (9th Cir. - April 17, 2015)

    Carlwig v. Carlwig (9th Cir. - April 17, 2015)
    I'm confused.I get that under the relevant child abduction treaty, federal courts sometimes have to wade into family law questions.  So while "Carlwig v. Carlwig" is a typical caption for a state court case, it's presence in the federal…
  • Apr 16

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)
    All that work -- which I discussed here -- was for nothing."Never mind."
  • Apr 16

    County of Orange v. US Dist. Ct. (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)

    County of Orange v. US Dist. Ct. (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)
    This is a really good opinion by Judge Tallman.It's a classic Erie issue.  One that Judge Tallman resolves clearly and with a great deal of erudition.  If one of my students wrote it for my civil procedure class, I'd definitely…
Rank this Week: 564

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Apr 16

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case
    I got notice a couple weeks ago of a new case to help get Heggstad petitions approved. That is, petitions brought under California probate code section 850. The case is: Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance Filed  March 16, 2015, Fourth…
  • Mar 26

    Coach Dean Smith leaves a small legacy… what will you do?

    Coach Dean Smith leaves a small legacy… what will you do?
    As an estate planning attorney I help clients plan the legacy they will leave. Often it’s simple such as “I leave everything to my children….”  Other times it’s a gift to an old friend, a church, or other…
  • Mar 11

    Best nursing homes in Sacramento

    Best nursing homes in Sacramento
    I just saw this article at US News rating the best nursing homes in Sacramento. Good list to consider for your loved ones. Here’s the link.
Rank this Week: 536

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/
  • Apr 15

    Doctor Sentenced for Dispensing Marijuana to Patients Without Exam

    Doctor Sentenced for Dispensing Marijuana to Patients Without Exam
    A doctor who prescribed marijuana to patients for whom he never actually examined was not acting out of greed, but rather compassion, his attorney said following his sentencing hearing. The 58-year-old Michigan physician conceded he knew he…
  • Apr 13

    Industry Guidelines for Hemp Regulation, Labeling and Manufacturing Released

    Industry Guidelines for Hemp Regulation, Labeling and Manufacturing Released
    As a number of states have opened the doors to the cultivation, manufacture and distribution of hemp and related products, a number of industry advocates have released a series of guidelines for best practices in order to ensure both quality…
  • Apr 12

    Medical Marijuana Advocates Fear Full Legalization's Effect

    Medical Marijuana Advocates Fear Full Legalization's Effect
    Those who rely on medicinal marijuana for treatment of severe illnesses and medical conditions fear that the expansion of recreational marijuana may harm their chances for safe access. An example of this was recently outlined by the…
Rank this Week: 588

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    No Class Action Suit for Questionable DUI Arrest

    No Class Action Suit for Questionable DUI Arrest
    People involved in Los Angeles DUI cases–and in DUI cases across the country–often allege that the cops who have charged them have lied about the evidence that was used against them. Whether that’s true or not, drivers in…
  • Apr 13

    Driving High Could Get You a DUI

    Driving High Could Get You a DUI
    California’s police officers don’t yet have to worry about issuing a DUI in Los Angeles for someone who is driving erratically after legally smoking marijuana in the state. (They’ve undoubtedly arrested many for that offense…
  • Apr 8

    After Killing Teen, Illinois Driver Arrested Again for DUI

    After Killing Teen, Illinois Driver Arrested Again for DUI
    It would be devastating to learn that someone you loved had been killed or seriously injured by someone arrested for a Los Angeles DUI. It would make matters even worse if you found out that ten years later that driver hadn’t learned…
Rank this Week: 526

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: 579

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Apr 13

    Consumer’s Guide to Asset Protection and Bankruptcy

    Consumer’s Guide to Asset Protection and Bankruptcy
    I sat in on a recent panel discussion entitled, “Busting Trusts,” held by the Orange County Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section. With a bankruptcy judge and two trustees on the panel, the discussion turned on…
  • Apr 6

    Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Fiancial Industry: Pound Foolish

    Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Fiancial Industry: Pound Foolish
    I have been reading the book, Pound Foolish by Helaine Olen (@helaineolen) and I couldn’t get past the first fourteen pages without thinking that here is a woman who is a writer and journalist, who once wrote  for the Los Angeles…
  • Mar 28

    Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Starts Here

    Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Starts Here
    With so many companies guarantying student loan debt forgiveness and using Obama’s words to market and sell their offerings, I thought I would set the record straight! YOU CAN HELP YOURSELF FOR FREE YOU CAN HIRE ONE OF THESE COMPANIES…
Rank this Week: 618

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 507

Visa Lawyer Blog

Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law topics including all aspects of family and work visas. Published by Jacob Sapochnick.

http://www.visalawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Commuter Status: How Travels Into and Out of the U.S. Can Affect Maintaining Your Permanent Residence Statu

    Commuter Status: How Travels Into and Out of the U.S. Can Affect Maintaining Your Permanent Residence Statu
    By Andrew Desposito, Esq For many individuals, becoming a United States Permanent Resident and maintaining that status is a pretty simple thing. Simply living and working in the U.S. maintains the status because the purpose of being a…
  • Jan 23

    Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrant

    Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrant
    Like many other immigrants, Mery Martinez has no legal status in the United States, no health insurance and no money. Sadly, Ms. Martinez does have leukemia, and has been struggling to find treatment for the disease, first in New York...
  • Jan 20

    Immigration and Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream

    Immigration and Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream
    Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose dream of equality and human rights changed the course of history. His legacy will be remembered this week by people of all colors and...
Rank this Week: 604

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Covers legal issues affecting the entertainment industry, particularly the issues which arise in litigation. By the Avanzado Law Firm.

http://www.entertainmentlitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 548

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent
    Enablement is the requirement that a patent teach a person skilled in the art (the field of the invention) how to make and use the invention without undue experimentation. In other words, a patent must describe the invention clearly enough so…
  • Apr 13

    Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney

    Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney
    In 2008, former Mayor of Washington, D.C., and then council member Marion Barry became ill with a kidney disease. To survive the illness, Mr. Barry required a kidney transplant, and one of his friends, Ms. Kim Dickens, came to his aid and…
  • Mar 31

    Scott Hervey quoted in International Business Times article

    Scott Hervey quoted in International Business Times article
    Scott Hervey was quoted in an article in the International Business Times on how Fox’s fair use defense in a copyright infringement lawsuit arising over its use of a famous 9/11 image could change the landscape of copyright enforcement…
Rank this Week: 675

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    9th Circuit Writ Relief

    9th Circuit Writ Relief
    Getting writ relief from the Ninth Circuit is exceedingly difficult. Most writ petitions crash and burn on the Bauman factors. But see today's opinion in In Re County of Orange, which finds that extraordinary mandamus relief is…
  • Apr 16

    Celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015)

    Celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015)
    Yes, National Law Day is coming, and the LA Law Library will be offering a full "Law Week" of FREE seminars and entertainment from April 27 to May 2 (For more information or to register for any of the events please click here). But…
  • Apr 15

    2d DCA Pro Tem update

    2d DCA Pro Tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until April 30, 2015 Judge Anne Harwood Egerton of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
Rank this Week: 655

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

http://takingthefifth-acriminallawblog.com
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Aug 8

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 672

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Dec 29

    Gifts Made By Personal Check

    Gifts Made By Personal Check
    A check written in 2012 that does not clear until 2013 is at risk of being a 2013 gift, not a 2012 gift, since the donor could have stopped payment in 2013 before it cleared. The issue with using checks to make gifts is that until the check…
Rank this Week: 649

San Diego Personal Injury Attorney…

San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers San Diego personal injury and wrongful death news. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.sandiegopersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Bicyclist Injured in Pacific Beach Hit and Run Accident

    Bicyclist Injured in Pacific Beach Hit and Run Accident
    PACIFIC BEACH - A female bicyclist was hit by a car early Sunday morning at the intersection of Garnet Avenue and Everts Street, NBC San Diego reported. The woman was struck just after 3 a.m., but a four-door sedan carrying at least three…
  • Sep 10

    Woman Tragically Killed in Single-Vehicle Car Crash on Interstate 15

    Woman Tragically Killed in Single-Vehicle Car Crash on Interstate 15
    ESCONDIDO - A 34-year-old woman was tragically killed in a single-vehicle car accident that took place on Interstate 15, reports 10 News. The woman was a rear-seat passenger in a 2007 Nissan Frontier pickup truck driven by a 62-year-old…
  • Sep 6

    Two Teens Seriously Injured in Multi-Vehicle Car Crash

    Two Teens Seriously Injured in Multi-Vehicle Car Crash
    POWAY - According to NBC San Diego, two teens were seriously injured in a car crash involving three vehicles Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 2:30 p.m. a Ford Escort driven by a 17-year-old boy was traveling westbound on Twin Peaks Road…
Rank this Week: 681

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    California Begins Clearing Nursing Home Complaint Backlog

    California Begins Clearing Nursing Home Complaint Backlog
    Over the past year, elderly California residents and their family members have been made all too aware that, if they file elder abuse complaints, the Department of Public Health isn’t likely to respond in a timely manner. However,…
  • Apr 8

    Learning More About Elder Abuse Investigation

    Learning More About Elder Abuse Investigation
    How, exactly, do elder abuse investigations work? After national news that Harper Lee, the famous author of To Kill A Mockingbird, might have been the victim of elder abuse, an article in Slate provided an in-depth look into investigations…
  • Apr 2

    Pilot Program for Elder Abuse Victim

    Pilot Program for Elder Abuse Victim
    When older adults become victims of elder abuse in their own homes, do they have any options to escape the violence? According to a recent article in the Orange County Register, more elderly adults are reporting that they’ve been the…
Rank this Week: 870

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Apr 17

    Assembly Bill 1252: Is There Hope for a Real Proposition 65 Reform?

    Assembly Bill 1252: Is There Hope for a Real Proposition 65 Reform?
    CBL had said that an upcoming post would talk about another new Proposition 65 reform effort, Assembly Bill 1252. And now we will. Here’s what AB 1252 would change: Right now, in almost all cases, if a Proposition 65 private...
  • Apr 9

    Finally, Cal Supremes Schedule Hearing in Contractual Arbitration Case

    Finally, Cal Supremes Schedule Hearing in Contractual Arbitration Case
    For years now, companies, consumers and their lawyers have been waiting to see what would happen to the law involving contractual arbitration in Sanchez v. Valencia Holdings. The California Supreme Court has been sitting on this case for…
  • Mar 23

    Proposition 65: New Warning Regulations, New Proposed Amendments, A New Win for the Defense

    Proposition 65: New Warning Regulations, New Proposed Amendments, A New Win for the Defense
    There’s much happening in the world of Proposition 65 these days. In the posts coming up, Cal Biz Lit will talk about The status of the new safe harbor warning and web site regulations proposed by OEHHA; New AB 1252...
Rank this Week: 913

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    No Religion For True Religion

    No Religion For True Religion
    An industry friend reminded me the other day that exclusive remedy, and indeed all of workers' compensation, came about, not to protect the injured worker, but to protect the employers. And that is absolutely true. When workers'…
  • Apr 16

    Super-D-Duper

    Super-D-Duper
    Super-de-duper.I like that phrase because it makes people smile.I got hooked on "super-d-duper" watching Sponge Bob Square Pants when my children were little. That cartoon program was revolutionary in the sense that Bugs Bunny was when I was…
  • Apr 15

    It's An Exclusive Relationship

    It's An Exclusive Relationship
    The timing can't be better.Tomorrow I will be in Biloxi, MS for a presentation on exclusive remedy, or more precisely whether the concept of exclusive remedy has eroded, at the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Educational Association…
Rank this Week: 910