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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: 32

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Five People Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Los Angele

    Five People Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Los Angele
    Five people were injured in two separate car accidents in Winnetka, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the crashes were reported the night of March 19, 2017…
  • Mar 15

    Bicyclist Killed in La Palma Car Accident

    Bicyclist Killed in La Palma Car Accident
    A man in his 30s suffered fatal injuries in a bicycle accident after he was struck by a sedan. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred when the man was riding his bike along La Palma Avenue just west of…
  • Mar 13

    Woman and Pet Injured in San Diego Dog Attack

    Woman and Pet Injured in San Diego Dog Attack
    Dawn Fenner, a resident of San Marcos, says she and her pet were injured in a dog attack when they were walking home near Pyramid Lake. According to a 10News.com report, Fenner says an off-leash pit bull charged at her and her dog. The pit…
Rank this Week: 55

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Unpublished Appellate Opinions - Don't Use Them

    Unpublished Appellate Opinions - Don't Use Them
    A hallmark of our legal system is the establishment of precedent, or case holding, from appellate courts that bind future cases. That is, the prior case can be cited in a subsequent case to argue for a similar outcome, provided the facts are…
  • Mar 9

    Settlement Agreement

    Settlement Agreement
    When given the opportunity to be certain in a litigated matter, it is typically prudent to opt for such a route. This can eliminate future uncertainty. In a recent unpublished appellate opinion, the parties unfortunately decided against such…
  • Feb 22

    A California Estate Tax?

    A California Estate Tax?
    There is a federal estate tax, for now. The current president and both houses of Congress have indicated a desire to repeal the federal estate tax. Although the details of such a repeal have not been clearly defined. In response, CA state…
Rank this Week: 131

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Mar 15

    Man Critically Injured in Anaheim Motorcycle Accident

    Man Critically Injured in Anaheim Motorcycle Accident
    A man suffered life-threatening injuries in an Anaheim motorcycle accident. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the night of February 13, 2017 on Lincoln Avenue near Empire Street.…
  • Mar 8

    Three Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Tarzana

    Three Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Tarzana
    Three people were injured in a car accident in Tarzana, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the crash occurred the afternoon of March 5, 2017 near North Yolanda Avenue…
  • Feb 14

    Pedestrian Struck and Killed in South Los Angele

    Pedestrian Struck and Killed in South Los Angele
    A 69-year-old man was killed in a South Los Angeles pedestrian accident, which officials said, involved a suspected hit-and-run driver. According to a KABC news report, a vehicle was going south on Broadway early morning on February 11, 2017…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Mar 24

    Can Employers Require You to Undergo Genetic Testing?

    Can Employers Require You to Undergo Genetic Testing?
    Why Do Employers Want to Genetically Test Employees Anyway? Workplace wellness programs, which offer workers a variety of incentives to monitor and improve their health, have become increasingly popular with companies. Under the Affordable…
  • Mar 20

    Can the Federal Government Interfere with State Marijuana Laws?

    Can the Federal Government Interfere with State Marijuana Laws?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Statements on Marijuana Eight states have voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Twenty-nine states have legalized medical marijuana. Twenty-one states have decriminalized the drug. However, marijuana…
  • Mar 10

    Do Other Countries Offer Birthright Citizenship?

    Do Other Countries Offer Birthright Citizenship?
    Birthright Citizenship, also known as jus soli or “right of the soil,” is the automatic granting of citizenship to any children born within a nation’s borders or territories. The only two countries in the developed world…
Rank this Week: 146

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Mar 28

    Tramps Like Us: Heidelberg Castle.

    Tramps Like Us: Heidelberg Castle.
    Around 1620, Jacques Fouquières painted Germany's Heidelberg Castle, a famous structure in both German history and art, in "Hortus Palatinus" (below). Although the Castle has been in splendid ruin for most of its history, artists…
  • Mar 27

    Getting Paid: Pedestrian Tip No. 3 on Invoicing to Avoid Hating Life.

    Getting Paid: Pedestrian Tip No. 3 on Invoicing to Avoid Hating Life.
    If you are a professional services biller, your bills should genuinely reflect value and effort. Your descriptions in each bill of the work performed should be honest, in plain English and bounce off the page with "problem-solving".…
  • Mar 27

    Pantheon: Charlotte Rampling. Still smoldering.

    Pantheon: Charlotte Rampling. Still smoldering.
    Cannes Film Festival 2001 Circa 1975...
Rank this Week: 207

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Should I See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?

    Should I See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?
    Should I See A Chiropractor After A Car Accident? I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. After a car accident, you might suffer pain and muscle tension right away or your symptoms might be delayed. Even though you…
  • Mar 27

    Vineyard and Winery Accident Lawyer

    Vineyard and Winery Accident Lawyer
    I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer and I want to warn you of the dangers of local wineries and vineyards. As the weather improves and people flock to visit local businesses, it’s important to be aware of the risks…
  • Mar 27

    Knee Injuries Following Car Accident

    Knee Injuries Following Car Accident
    The trauma and blunt force of a truck or car accident can cause some serious health risks. Items within and from the vehicle are thrown about the vehicle during a car crash including parts of the windshield, unsecured objects in the car,…
Rank this Week: 196

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Catering Truck Crashes into Pole in Sunnyvale

    Catering Truck Crashes into Pole in Sunnyvale
    On March 17 at around 9:30 a.m., a catering truck crashed into a traffic signal pole in East Caribbean Drive. Two women were in the truck. One was airlifted to a nearby hospital and the other was taken by ambulance. Both are being treated for…
  • Mar 22

    New California Tenant Rights Laws in Effect January 1

    New California Tenant Rights Laws in Effect January 1
    If you rent an apartment or house in California, then you should be aware of a few new laws that went into effect on January 1. These laws may affect your rights. The Bed Bug Law, AB 551 This law is important since bed bugs continue to plague…
  • Mar 20

    HR 1215 Concerns Lawmakers, Attorneys, and the Elderly

    HR 1215 Concerns Lawmakers, Attorneys, and the Elderly
    Under House Bill 1215, introduced in February 2017 by Rep. Steve King, R-IA, there would be a cap of $250,000 on non-economic damages for civil malpractice cases involving elderly and dependent adults. While California has a similar cap, it…
Rank this Week: 195

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case
    Jury rules that Led Zeppelin did not infringe when composed and recorded Stairway to Heaven.
  • Oct 13

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether disparaging trademarks can be registered by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Oct 13

    Unaurthorized Use of Social Media Account is Illegal

    Unaurthorized Use of Social Media Account is Illegal
      The 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has expanded the reach of a Federal anti-hacking statute to include social media accounts.  The unauthorized use of social media account is illegal.
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • Jul 14

    Comp Should Sue Purdue

    Comp Should Sue Purdue
    Over the past weekend the Los Angeles Times published a startling investigative story on Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, and everything they knew about illegal distribution of the drug, their investigations, their suspicions ... and…
  • Jul 13

    Uncompensated Californian

    Uncompensated Californian
    The third in a series, WorkCompCentral's latest special report on benefit adequacy, specifically temporary disability indemnity, takes a look at California.This is, of course, of particular interest to me. I'm from California and as much as…
  • Jul 11

    The Shrinking Market

    The Shrinking Market
    WorkCompCentral correspondent, Peter Rousmaniere, recently did an analysis of injury frequency rates by state and projected those declines out to the future, calendar year 2024.SUMMARYHere's the bottom line for those who's attention spans are…
Rank this Week: 167

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/
  • Mar 24

    November Horror Leads To March Madne

    November Horror Leads To March Madne
    The FBI is investigating a sitting president to determine whether his campaign colluded with Russia  in the 2016 election.  As CNN reported, U.S. officials have indicated that "associates of President Donald Trump communicated…
  • Mar 20

    Hearings To Appoint A Supreme Court Justice Must Be Postponed While There Is A Cancer On The Presidency

    Hearings To Appoint A Supreme Court Justice Must Be Postponed While There Is A Cancer On The Presidency
    FBI Director James Comey, testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, acknowledged the existence of what the Washington Post described as "a counterintelligence investigation into the Russian government’s efforts…
  • Mar 17

    Trump, Like Reagan, Hopes To Slam The Courthouse Door In Poor People's Face

    Trump, Like Reagan, Hopes To Slam The Courthouse Door In Poor People's Face
    "We promote what Thomas Jefferson described as "the most sacred of the duties of government," which is "to provide equal and impartial justice to all its citizens." And we do it at a cost that amounts to less than one one-hundredth of 1…
Rank this Week: 244

Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern 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/
  • Mar 24

    San Diego Community Grant Awarded to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform

    San Diego Community Grant Awarded to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform
    In San Diego, an advocacy group aimed at improving residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) has been awarded a $30,000 grant to undertake a community project in Southern California, according to a recent article in the California…
  • Mar 17

    Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Report and Oceanside Resident

    Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Report and Oceanside Resident
    If you have an elderly loved one who lives in a nursing home in Oceanside or elsewhere in Southern California, do you need to be concerned about the risks of nursing home sexual abuse? According to a recent report from CNN News,…
  • Mar 17

    Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Report and Oceanside Resident

    Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Report and Oceanside Resident
    If you have an elderly loved one who lives in a nursing home in Oceanside or elsewhere in Southern California, do you need to be concerned about the risks of nursing home sexual abuse? According to a recent report from CNN News,…
Rank this Week: 288

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Mar 23

    Pennsylvania Worker Wins Work Injury Claim in Court

    Pennsylvania Worker Wins Work Injury Claim in Court
    A Workers’ Compensation claim made by a woman who lost part of her leg at work has been upheld by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. The decision comes after her employer, Starr Aviation, disagreed with the decision of the…
  • Mar 17

    Disagreement Between IBM and State of Pennsylvania Turns Into Lawsuit

    Disagreement Between IBM and State of Pennsylvania Turns Into Lawsuit
    Technology giant IBM is on the receiving end of a lawsuit by the State of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of the Department of Labor and Industry, is in response to what the government says is a failed update to its…
  • Mar 10

    California Lawsuit Targets Kona Brewing Over Labeling Practice

    California Lawsuit Targets Kona Brewing Over Labeling Practice
    In general, American consumers are willing to pay extra for a premium product that has to be imported. That’s because they realize that getting that product to the shelf costs more than an item that is produced in the contiguous U.S.…
Rank this Week: 268

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Feb 19

    Computer Professional Salary For Exemption Purposes Increases This Year (2017)

    Computer Professional Salary For Exemption Purposes Increases This Year (2017)
    On October 5, 2016, the Division of Labor Statistics and Research (DLSR) has announced a slight increase in the salary requirements for exempt employees under computer professional exemption. The increase is 1.3% as per California Consumer…
  • Feb 15

    San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance – Key Facts And Rule

    San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance – Key Facts And Rule
    The City of San Francisco has enacted this Ordinance to limit the employers’ ability to inquire into and consider an employee or applicant’s criminal history in hiring and employment decisions. The goal is to help individuals with…
  • Jan 29

    Employers Must Reimburse Employees For Mandatory Personal Cellphone Use

    Employers Must Reimburse Employees For Mandatory Personal Cellphone Use
    In the opening line of Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. (2014) the court says: “We hold that when employees must use their personal cell phones for work-related calls, Labor Code section 2802 requires the employer…
Rank this Week: 286

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Oct 10

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?
    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? October is National Anti- Bullying Month, officially. It doesn’t just apply to bullying in the schools or in relationships between family members or friends.
  • Oct 5

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER
    HOA sales transactions can be precarious when the parties that are doing the talking do not know what they’re talking about. I did a blog about a month ago with
  • Oct 1

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?
      October 1 2016 OCTOBER has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Today happens to be the10th anniversary. Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™
Rank this Week: 248

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Sep 15

    California's Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Becomes Permanent

    California's Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Becomes Permanent
    Existing law, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (Labor Code section 1451-1453), regulates the hours of work of domestic work employees who are personal attendants and provides an overtime compensation rate for those employees. The Domestic…
  • Sep 14

    Changes Made to Exemptions for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in California

    Changes Made to Exemptions for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in California
    School teachers often work long hour, and are generally exemption from overtime pay under California law. However, public school teachers often enjoy high salaries and outstanding benefits. The same is not always true, however, for private…
  • Sep 13

    California Farm Workers to Get Daily Overtime

    California Farm Workers to Get Daily Overtime
    AB 1066, a bill authored Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), to provide daily overtime to California agricultural workers, has been signed into law by Governor Brown. Existing law sets wage, hour, meal break requirements, and other…
Rank this Week: 272

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 305

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Features news and commentary on current issues in the law of personal and business bankruptcy. By Macdonald & Associates.

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 245

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 251

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.…
Rank this Week: 253

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
Rank this Week: 544

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/
  • Mar 28

    Interstate Versus Intrastate Business – What’s The Difference?

    Interstate Versus Intrastate Business – What’s The Difference?
    Some words are easily confused such as hyperthermia and hypothermia.  In the case of the former, one is overheated and in the case of the latter, one is not warm enough.  The difference becomes more understandable…
  • Mar 27

    Improper Purpose Frustrates Member’s Assertion Of A Proper Purpose

    Improper Purpose Frustrates Member’s Assertion Of A Proper Purpose
    The inspection rights of members of California nonprofit mutual benefit corporations mirror those of shareholders of corporations under the General Corporation Law. Section 8333 of the Corporations Code provides that the accounting books and…
  • Mar 24

    Want To File A Derivative Suit? You May Soon Be Required To Read Statute

    Want To File A Derivative Suit? You May Soon Be Required To Read Statute
    I have been writing recently about SB 203, a bill that is now pending in the Nevada legislature.  As introduced, the bill would, among other things, require the following: In an action involving or relating to a…
Rank this Week: 485

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/
Rank this Week: 427

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Mar 27

    New Criminal Background Regulations Coming July 1

    New Criminal Background Regulations Coming July 1
    Today, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved new regulations relating to the use of criminal background information in employment decisions. These regulations will be filed with the Secretary of State’s office and…
  • Mar 23

    New Rule Targets Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

    New Rule Targets Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care
    The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has developed a regulation addressing workplace violence protection in health care. I am the HR director for an acute care facility. How will the new regulation for workplace violence…
  • Mar 22

    H-1B Filing Season Opens April 3; Premium Processing Suspended

    H-1B Filing Season Opens April 3; Premium Processing Suspended
    Employers who need to apply for H-1B visas for foreign workers in specialized skill areas, such as science, engineering or computer programming, have a fast approaching deadline, as well as some new information regarding requests for premium…
Rank this Week: 411

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/
  • Mar 27

    Williams v. Yamaha (9th Cir. - March 24, 2017)

    Williams v. Yamaha (9th Cir. - March 24, 2017)
    It's hard to win a consumer class action these days.  So many roadblocks in the way.Here's an example.  Which highlights just one of the many, many ways you can lose.And the fact that I'm not sure that the plaintiffs…
  • Mar 24

    Espinoza v. Shiomoto (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2017)

    Espinoza v. Shiomoto (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2017)
    Even when you think you're right, one downside of filing an appeal is that it may result in an opinion that's published and that tells the world the factual circumstances that gave rise to your appeal.That's sometimes bad.  Even in the…
  • Mar 24

    Wind Dancer Production Group v. Walt Disney Pictures (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2017)

    Wind Dancer Production Group v. Walt Disney Pictures (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2017)
    Opinions like this one make me think that Disney can be a 600-pound gorilla, and not a nice one at that.And that's even without any discussion in the opinion about how, on the merits, Disney was (allegedly) stealing the royalties owed to its…
Rank this Week: 483

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Take Action Today to Protect the Nonprofit, Religious, and Foundation Communities!

    Take Action Today to Protect the Nonprofit, Religious, and Foundation Communities!
    So far, 2,500+ charitable nonprofits, community and private foundations, and for-profit entities have signed the Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship to protect the 501(c)(3) community from the ravages of…
  • Mar 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/24/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/24/17
    Notable Events of the Week: FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Intelligence Committee, asserting that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia and repudiating…
  • Mar 21

    FTC/NASCO Conference on Consumers, Contributions and Charity

    FTC/NASCO Conference on Consumers, Contributions and Charity
    On March 21, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) hosted Give & Take: Consumers, Contributions, and Charity, a conference exploring charitable solicitations and consumer…
Rank this Week: 512

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Does Your Estate Need a Probate Attorney?

    Does Your Estate Need a Probate Attorney?
    Probate is a subject that most people ignore or just put off, but it's highly important. Probate is something you most likely would rather avoid, but this process isn't always that easy to skip over - especially if your estate...
  • Mar 24

    Ways to Minimize Costs for Your Estate after Death

    Ways to Minimize Costs for Your Estate after Death
    Death isn't cheap. There are costs most people don't account for - outside of the realm of funeral and burial costs. To make sure your estate and loved ones don't foot the bill, consider these tips for how to reduce...
  • Mar 3

    Why we Fail to Plan for Long-Term Care

    Why we Fail to Plan for Long-Term Care
    Introduction Most Americans do not know, or refuse to accept, the facts surrounding their potential need for long-term care and the costs associated with it. This was reconfirmed recently in a telephone survey of 1,735 Americans over the age…
Rank this Week: 439

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Mar 27

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?
    Whether and how you discuss damages in your opening statement and closing argument is a strategic consideration. A plaintiff discussing damages in the opening may turn jurors off, but not doing so can be a tactical mistake. Defendants usually…
  • Mar 24

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?
    Automobile liability policies provide coverage both to “named insureds” and “insureds.” Do you understand the coverage consequences of this distinction? When representing an insured in a car accident case, you need to…
  • Mar 22

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel
    The timing of a motion to compel depends largely on whether responses have been served. Here’s a review of the timing in common situations and a handy chart with the time limits. If no responses served. If the responding party fails to…
Rank this Week: 383

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Mar 27

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?
    Whether and how you discuss damages in your opening statement and closing argument is a strategic consideration. A plaintiff discussing damages in the opening may turn jurors off, but not doing so can be a tactical mistake. Defendants usually…
  • Mar 24

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?
    Automobile liability policies provide coverage both to “named insureds” and “insureds.” Do you understand the coverage consequences of this distinction? When representing an insured in a car accident case, you need to…
  • Mar 22

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel
    The timing of a motion to compel depends largely on whether responses have been served. Here’s a review of the timing in common situations and a handy chart with the time limits. If no responses served. If the responding party fails to…
Rank this Week: 436

Wade Law Offices Blog

Wade Law Offices Blog

Coves estate planning.

http://wadelawcorp.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Picking the Right Successor Trustee

    Picking the Right Successor Trustee
    Few people take the time to arrange in advance for someone else to handle their financial issues when they can no longer fully care for themselves. It’s an easy decision to put off, partly because it’s emotionally stressful to…
  • Mar 23

    The advantages of establishing a quiet trust

    The advantages of establishing a quiet trust
    Many families are concerned about transferring wealth to their children because they feel the children are unprepared to manage their inheritance. In fact, just one-third of affluent parents have revealed their wealth to their heirs.…
  • Feb 27

    Estate Plans Aren’t Just About Avoiding Probate

    Estate Plans Aren’t Just About Avoiding Probate
    Avoiding probate, reducing taxes, providing for heirs, and protecting a family business. These are the more popular reasons that clients share with us when they start talking about why they want to establish an estate plan. However, there are…
Rank this Week: 546

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/
  • Mar 24

    Do You Have to Keep Your Gun in the Trunk of Your Car? (PC 25140)

    Do You Have to Keep Your Gun in the Trunk of Your Car? (PC 25140)
    California gun laws are extremely complex and can be difficult to understand. You have the right to own firearms, but that doesn’t give you the right to take a gun wherever you please. A new California gun law answers one question…
  • Mar 20

    Can I Legally Possess a Firearm If I Have Been Convicted of Misdemeanor Battery?

    Can I Legally Possess a Firearm If I Have Been Convicted of Misdemeanor Battery?
    The legality of firearm possession for people who have committed crimes in California is often a difficult issue. If you have been convicted of certain crimes, not only are you subject to California’s laws restricting gun possession,…
  • Mar 17

    Your Murder Case Could Be Thrown Out if Police Don’t Record the Conversation (PC 859.5)

    Your Murder Case Could Be Thrown Out if Police Don’t Record the Conversation (PC 859.5)
    In a fair criminal justice system, the guilty are punished and the innocent are set free. Unfortunately, our system is not always fair, and innocent people sometimes go to prison for crimes they did not commit. In 2015, 149 people were…
Rank this Week: 388

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Common Misconceptions About Divorce Mediation in California

    Common Misconceptions About Divorce Mediation in California
    Divorce mediation is an attractive process for California couples that seek to resolve their disputes amicably without the need to have a public battle in court. However, there are still a lot of things that people do not know about divorce…
  • Mar 22

    Child Custody In Paternity Cases: What You Need to Know

    Child Custody In Paternity Cases: What You Need to Know
    As a Californian, you’re probably aware of the fact that our state is quite progressive. As a result, progressive policies are bound to affect every area of a Californian’s life and that includes family law.  In this blog, we…
  • Mar 21

    California Law on Extramarital Affairs and Alimony

    California Law on Extramarital Affairs and Alimony
    The worst thing that can happen to a marriage is infidelity. Most married people hope that something like this never happens. However, extramarital affairs occur more often than one could imagine. In fact, the American Association for…
Rank this Week: 357

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 21

    Good Advice: Don't Compare Your Divorce

    Good Advice: Don't Compare Your Divorce
    Just about everybody feels insecure while they’re going through a divorce, and this makes perfect sense. When we split from our spouse, we’re literally turning our lives upside-down, and we don’t know what’s to…
  • Mar 14

    5 Ways to Positively Manage Your Divorce

    5 Ways to Positively Manage Your Divorce
    How a spouse handles the news that their beloved husband or wife no longer wants to be married to them determines how quickly they’re able to recover emotionally and healthfully from the breakup. If you are at the beginning of…
  • Mar 7

    Do You Need a Los Angeles Prenuptial Agreement?

    Do You Need a Los Angeles Prenuptial Agreement?
    Since the 1950s, Hollywood and the Greater Los Angeles Area have been a magnet for the rich, the beautiful, and the successful. From Millennial entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley transplants, to A-list actors, models, and top-ranking CEOs,…
Rank this Week: 403

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    How Long Does The District Attorney Have To File DUI Charge

    How Long Does The District Attorney Have To File DUI Charge
    DUI CHARGES CAN BE FILED UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER A DUI ARREST               When a person is arrested for suspected misdemeanor DUI, he or she is typically booked at the…
  • Mar 10

    How Accurate Are Field Sobriety Tests In California

    How Accurate Are Field Sobriety Tests In California
    HOW ACCURATE ARE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS? One of the first things an officer will ask a driver to do when he or she suspects the driver is under the influence is to perform field sobriety tests or FSTs for short. In California, drivers are not…
  • Feb 28

    Breathalyzer Technology In California

    Breathalyzer Technology In California
    A TOSTITOS BREATHALYZER? In strange DUI news, Tostitos, yeah, the corn chips, is marketing a limited-edition “Party Safe” version of its Tostitos chip bag that …. get this: serves as a breathalyzer. Well, not really a…
Rank this Week: 368

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 496

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/
Rank this Week: 465

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

Covers employment discrimination, retaliation, and arbitration. By Eugene Lee.

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • Jan 16

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?
    If your boss gives you a 1099 tax form each year, does that mean you are an independent contractor? What if you signed an independent contractor agreement? What if you submit invoices to your boss to... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jan 16

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?
    If your boss gives you a 1099 tax form each year, does that mean you are an independent contractor? What if you signed an independent contractor agreement? What if you submit invoices to your boss to... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Mar 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 562

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/
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Dec 14

    Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration

    Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration
    Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration The Center for Immigration Studies’ Jessica Vaughan and the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s William Stock talked about President-elect Trump’s immigration policy,…
  • Dec 6

    5 Things California Should Do To protect its Immigrant population.

    5 Things California Should Do To protect its Immigrant population.
    According to Fortune.com “California has more than 2.7 million undocumented immigrants—about 7% of its population. Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald…
  • Dec 3

    Top 5 Reasons to Quickly file for your citizenship.

    Top 5 Reasons to Quickly file for your citizenship.
    With the immigrants’ fear soaring after the U.S elections, we are recommending to people who are eligible to file for their U.S citizenship to actually move forward with their applications. The five reasons stated below are just few of…
Rank this Week: 541

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/
  • Apr 8

    I will make an exciting announcement in the next month!

    I will make an exciting announcement in the next month!
    I know many people do not like surprises, but I have a big surprise that’s coming that will revolutionize the way motorcycle accident cases are handled nationwide. As many of you know I have been utterly disgusted at the marketing…
  • Feb 2

    The dangers of following too close while riding a motorcycle

    The dangers of following too close while riding a motorcycle
    I have been a personal injury attorney for almost 20 years. I have been riding motorcycles over 40 years. The one thing I can say for certain is that a motorcycle with 2 wheels, has much less traction than a car with 4 wheels. Further, a…
  • Dec 3

    My video picture slideshow of the 2015 75th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally

    My video picture slideshow of the 2015 75th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally
    Every year for the past 5 years I have posted pictures by way of a video slideshow of all the pictures I take at the Sturgis motorcycle rally. This year, 2015, was the 75th annual rally, and as usual I am publishing my video picture…
Rank this Week: 433

Southern California Injury Law…

Southern California Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, dog bites, injuries, insurance disputes, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wills and trusts. By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 367

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the intersection…
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • May 4

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I’m Speaking At Bridgeport’s Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education’s “Trade Secret and Employee Mobility” seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about…
Rank this Week: 516

Law Law Land

Law Law Land

A lawyer's look at the weird, wacky, wonderful world of the entertainment industry. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.lawlawlandblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • May 6

    A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law

    A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law
    A former high school teacher and NFL cheerleader sleeps with her student.  She faces widespread scorn, including scathing Internet comments.  Despite the scorn, she becomes engaged to the student. It sounds like the plot of a…
  • Apr 3

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.
    In 2004, the Chinese Communist Party announced a new national goal of building a “Harmonious Society.”  Since then, this goal has often been cited by the Chinese government as a reason for Internet censorship.  In…
Rank this Week: 319