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At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

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

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Aug 27

    There will be an October calendar after all

    There will be an October calendar after all
    When the Supreme Court announced a rare second September calendar — a special session in San Diego coinciding with the first day of the State Bar’s annual meeting — it looked like that oral argument session would take the…
  • Aug 26

    Supreme Court Clerk Frank McGuire is retiring

    Supreme Court Clerk Frank McGuire is retiring
    Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced today that Frank McGuire is retiring as Court Administrator and Clerk of the Supreme Court of California, effective at the end of next month.  McGuire has been in that position for over four…
  • Aug 26

    Jurisdiction, reimbursable mandate opinions filing Monday

    Jurisdiction, reimbursable mandate opinions filing Monday
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinions in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court and Department of Finance v. Commission on State Mandates, which were both argued on the June calendar. Bristol-Myers is expected to…
Rank this Week: 4583

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/
  • Aug 27

    Understanding Family Law Emergency Restraining Order

    Understanding Family Law Emergency Restraining Order
    Not all family law cases can be mediated and resolved amicably, particularly where domestic violence or child abuse is involved where emergency restraining orders may be necessary to obtain.  Emergency restraining orders are granted only…
  • Aug 26

    Post-Judgment Modifications of California Family Law Order

    Post-Judgment Modifications of California Family Law Order
    It usually means the end of visiting the court and interacting with lawyers once a divorce has been finalized. But if the divorced couple has children, it does not mean an end to an emotionally ugly divorce case. It is because after a divorce…
  • Aug 25

    Guidelines For Peaceful Co-Parenting With Your Ex

    Guidelines For Peaceful Co-Parenting With Your Ex
    In a majority of divorce cases, both the parties involved are caught up in a perpetual cycle of resentment and retaliation. Both partners are willing to go to extremes in trying to avenge the psychological damage a divorce brings to them.…
Rank this Week: 1862

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/
  • Aug 27

    Davis Double Parking Violation Law

    Davis Double Parking Violation Law
    Davis Double Parking Violation Law Davis Double Parking Violation Law Davis Double Parking Violation Law I'm Ed Smith, a Davis Auto Accident Attorney. The California university town of Davis will be enforcing its law for violators that are…
  • Aug 27

    UC Davis Video Game Therapy Project

    UC Davis Video Game Therapy Project
    UC Davis Video Game Therapy Project UC Davis Video Game Therapy Project UC Davis Video Game Therapy Project I'm Ed Smith, a Davis Personal Injury Lawyer. A freshman from UC Davis has created a nonprofit project to assist individuals that…
  • Aug 26

    Butte County West Nile Virus Report

    Butte County West Nile Virus Report
    Butte County West Nile Virus Reports Butte County West Nile Virus Butte County West Nile Virus Reports I'm Ed Smith, a Chico Personal Injury Lawyer. There has been a scary report announced by officials from Butte County stating that the…
Rank this Week: 3547

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/
  • Aug 27

    Heidelberg Schlo

    Heidelberg Schlo
    By Jacques Fouquières, Hortus Palatinus, (before 1620). Heidelberg Palace, gardens and terracing....
  • Aug 22

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.
    Our world-famous 12 Rules of Client Service. Revel in their wisdom. Ignore them at your peril. Teach them to your coworkers. Argue about them. Improve them....
  • Aug 20

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.
    Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), the "Liberator of Ireland", led a movement that forced the British to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, allowing Catholics to become members of the British House of Commons. History knows him…
Rank this Week: 239

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 206

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Aug 26

    No Reverse CEQA Just Because of Existing Air Contaminant

    No Reverse CEQA Just Because of Existing Air Contaminant
    In a decision that should provide more certainty for the development of residential infill and transit-oriented projects, the Court of Appeal recently held that the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) “cannot be used by a lead…
  • Jul 15

    Emergency Groundwater Management Regulations Now in Effect, Certain to Make an Impact

    Emergency Groundwater Management Regulations Now in Effect, Certain to Make an Impact
    The California Water Commission recently approved new emergency regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans (“GSPs”). In addition to substantially affecting groundwater management practices and procedures under…
  • Jun 24

    New Federal Law Fast Tracks Energy and Infrastructure Project

    New Federal Law Fast Tracks Energy and Infrastructure Project
    Looking only at its name, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), a long-term funding bill adopted by Congress in late 2015, would seem to benefit only ground transportation projects. For the most part, FAST has been…
Rank this Week: 2030

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

Covers California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions, legislation, litigation and reform. By Miller Starr Regalia.

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3746

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Amber Heard and Johnny Depp New Deposition Drama; what role do depositions play in divorce?

    Amber Heard and Johnny Depp New Deposition Drama; what role do depositions play in divorce?
    As much as Johnny Depp has tried to keep the happenings of his divorce from Amber Heard under wraps, the media continues to report as their story unfolds. The latest headlines from Johnny and Amber’s divorce indicate that the parties…
  • Aug 23

    What is a Family Law Tracing?

    What is a Family Law Tracing?
      In Family Law, tracing is the method by which a party proves that funds in a particular account are, or were, used to acquire separate property.  Family Code section 760 holds that all property acquired during a marriage,…
  • Aug 19

    Do I really need a Premarital Agreement?

    Do I really need a Premarital Agreement?
    California Family Code section 1612 lays out what can and cannot be included in a premarital agreement. The most important issues in just about any premarital agreement are the property rights of the parties and whether or not there are any…
Rank this Week: 2914

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/
  • Aug 26

    Bad Moves By DUI Driver

    Bad Moves By DUI Driver
    Intoxicated drivers often make bad decisions that draw police officers’ attention and leave the drivers vulnerable to arrest on a charge of DUI in Los Angeles. But California drivers aren’t the only ones making mistakes, as these…
  • Aug 23

    Many Repeat DUI Offenders Never Seem To Learn

    Many Repeat DUI Offenders Never Seem To Learn
    For some people, one charge of DUI in Los Angeles is enough to make them resolve they will never again drive under the influence. They never want to go through the humiliating experience of arrest, a bond hearing and a court trial again.…
  • Aug 21

    California: Good State to Get a DUI?

    California: Good State to Get a DUI?
    While it’s probably little consolation to someone convicted of a DUI in Los Angeles, California is apparently far down on the list when it comes to states with the strictest DUI enforcement. WalletHub, a personal finance website, looked…
Rank this Week: 4253

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/
  • Aug 26

    Trader Joe's Co. v. Hallatt (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2016)

    Trader Joe's Co. v. Hallatt (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2016)
    Here's a neat little trademark case from earlier today.Michael Hallett lives in Washington state, buys a ton of products from Trader Joe's stores, drives 'em across the border to Canada, and then sells them (at a huge markup) in his own…
  • Aug 25

    Reyes v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2016)

    Reyes v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2016)
    I think this line from today's opinion by Judge Kleinfeld is even funnier when read in isolation.He's describing the "normal" liberties that "regular" people have (as opposed to, say, people on probation).  He says:"Those of us who have…
  • Aug 24

    Randall v. Mousseau (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 24, 2016)

    Randall v. Mousseau (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 24, 2016)
    Now that many (if not most) trial courts no longer provide a court reporter, it's gotten tougher to prepare and transmit the record to the Court of Appeal -- something that's a prerequisite to success on appeal.  You can't just simply…
Rank this Week: 231

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/
  • Aug 26

    Tidbits of note

    Tidbits of note
    Today's DJ is chock full of tidbits:The new federal courthouse in downtown LA may be open as soon as Sept. 12. An opening ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.In Sculpt the Elephant (Appeals), the DJ's Rulings Editor, Brian Cardile,…
  • Aug 26

    CSC Clerk Frank McGuire to Retire

    CSC Clerk Frank McGuire to Retire
    August 26, 2016San Francisco—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced today that Mr. Frank A. McGuire will retire from his position as the 26th Court Administrator and Clerk of the Supreme Court of California, effective September…
  • Aug 25

    The Write Stuff

    The Write Stuff
    The LA Law Library will be hosting GMSR appellate lawyers Cindy Tobisman and David Hackett's MCLE presentation:The Write Stuff: How to Win Your Case With a Compelling StyleWednesday, September 14, 201612:15 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.This class…
Rank this Week: 4485

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/
  • Aug 26

    Study: California Car Insurance Spikes $1,500/Year for Driving Under Influence of Marijuana

    Study: California Car Insurance Spikes $1,500/Year for Driving Under Influence of Marijuana
    When it comes to drunk driving, the laws are fairly uniform from state-to-state. There may be some variation in penalties, including the amount of the fine or the length of possible jail time. Some states require ignition interlocks after a…
  • Aug 24

    FDA: Liquid Marijuana Synthetic Approved for Cancer, AIDS Patient

    FDA: Liquid Marijuana Synthetic Approved for Cancer, AIDS Patient
    Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly approved a drug called Syndros, which is a synthetic form of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Its use is limited to patients who are suffering from AIDS and cancer.…
  • Aug 22

    Obama Frees Record 214 Federal Drug War Prisoners, More Work Left to Do

    Obama Frees Record 214 Federal Drug War Prisoners, More Work Left to Do
    Recently, President Obama commuted the sentences of a record 214 federal inmates, which was the largest single-day commutations grant in our national history. It means the total number of presidential commutations the president has issued is…
Rank this Week: 230

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Aug 26

    San Diego’s changing minimum wage and paid sick leave law – five updates to know

    San Diego’s changing minimum wage and paid sick leave law – five updates to know
    The City of San Diego passed the Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance which took effect on July 11, 2016.  Now, less and two months later, the City has approved an “Implementing Ordinance” clarifying the law’s…
  • Aug 19

    California Supreme Court agrees to review Starbucks’ de minimis defense

    California Supreme Court agrees to review Starbucks’ de minimis defense
    Douglas Troester filed suit alleging that Starbucks violated the California Labor Code by failing to pay him for short periods of time he spent closing the store.  He alleged that Starbucks failed to pay him for time spent walking out of…
  • Aug 12

    Five reminders about sexual harassment training for supervisors under California law

    Five reminders about sexual harassment training for supervisors under California law
    I’ve been conducting many harassment prevention trainings for clients during the last few weeks.  Employers in California with 50 or more workers must provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all…
Rank this Week: 1119

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Aug 26

    Federal Contractors Must Follow New Rules on Fair Pay and Other Workplace Protection

    Federal Contractors Must Follow New Rules on Fair Pay and Other Workplace Protection
    Federal contractors need to be aware of new rules that will affect how they do business. First, the Department of Labor has issued final rules and guidance on the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The intent of this Executive…
  • Aug 24

    Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractor

    Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractor
    Have you designated your California worker as an independent contractor or employee, and do you know the difference under California law? These are multimillion-dollar questions as class action “misclassification” lawsuits…
  • Aug 23

    California Supreme Court Will Consider How to Deal With “De Minimis” Time

    California Supreme Court Will Consider How to Deal With “De Minimis” Time
    Employers frequently run into questions regarding counting small, or “de minimis,” periods of time. Lawsuits have been filed over small amounts of uncompensated time that is spent either before or after the employee clocks in. The…
Rank this Week: 4070

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Trade Secrets In California

    Trade Secrets In California
    Businesses must endeavor to guard their trade secrets jealously. Failure to do so can wreak havoc upon development and growth. It will also give competitors a leg-up in the marketplace. Knowing and understanding California's trade secret law…
  • Aug 19

    Should You Take Your Contract Dispute To Court?

    Should You Take Your Contract Dispute To Court?
    Whenever you believe the other party has breached its agreement with you, these and all other provisions of the agreement must be carefully evaluated before embarking on a particular course of action.
  • Aug 12

    Reviewing Your Commercial Lease

    Reviewing Your Commercial Lease
    While many business owners choose to own their building, many others do not have means to do so, or may not want to commit to one location long-term. For these reasons and more, many business owners lease their commercial spaces. For any type…
Rank this Week: 4610

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 26

    Proctor and Gamble Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Versus Shaving Rival

    Proctor and Gamble Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Versus Shaving Rival
    IPNews® - In response to a new razor design by Edgewell Personal Care Co, Proctor and Gamble has filed a lawsuit through its subsidiary The Gillette Company.   Gillette argues false advertising over Edgewell’s claim that the…
  • Aug 18

    Statutory Copyright Damages Not Available in Lebron James Tattoo Lawsuit

    Statutory Copyright Damages Not Available in Lebron James Tattoo Lawsuit
    IPNews® - A federal judge has ruled that Solid Oaks, a tattoo artist company, cannot seek statutory damages or attorney’s fees in its copyright infringement lawsuit.   The lawsuit was brought against Take-Two Interactive…
  • Aug 12

    Tasty Burger Chain Claims Chipotle Has Infringed its Trademark

    Tasty Burger Chain Claims Chipotle Has Infringed its Trademark
    IPNews® - Hamburger chain Tasty Burger claims Chipotle has violated its trademark rights with its new chain Tasty Made.   Both companies also use a red banner with white text as part of the logo.  Though Tasty Burger sent a…
Rank this Week: 3609

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Numbers Show Increase in Assaults Against San Diego Police Officer

    Numbers Show Increase in Assaults Against San Diego Police Officer
    While the nation is on edge from the high profile killings of unarmed citizens and police in Dallas and Baton Rouge earlier this year, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) is currently trying to investigate whether a shooting death of…
  • Aug 24

    New Article Sheds Light on Sexual Harassment and Assault on Women in Trucking Industry

    New Article Sheds Light on Sexual Harassment and Assault on Women in Trucking Industry
    Riverside, California, is home to the West Coast terminal of trucking company CRST, located just off Interstate 215, where a woman named Cathy Sellars has filed a lawsuit against CRST for sexual harassment. Over the last 20 years, hundreds of…
  • Aug 19

    112 Fugitives Across Southern California Arrested in ICE Operation

    112 Fugitives Across Southern California Arrested in ICE Operation
    Earlier this week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 112 fugitives on the run from the law across the San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties during a special operation that aimed…
Rank this Week: 1431

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 284

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
  • Aug 26

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money
    When it comes to settlement negotiations, money is usually not the entire picture. Parties generally have more than just cash to offer; it’s a question of coming up with the right combination of incentives. In his blog post for Above…
  • Aug 24

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon, a former practicing attorney and now a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC. This blog entry is the second of a two-part series, in response to questions submitted by our…
  • Aug 22

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order
    According to an alarming 2014 FBI study, nearly 68% of homicides involved the use of firearms, with over a quarter of victims killed by a family member. From these numbers alone, it’s clear to see the urgency of a…
Rank this Week: 1667

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Aug 26

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money
    When it comes to settlement negotiations, money is usually not the entire picture. Parties generally have more than just cash to offer; it’s a question of coming up with the right combination of incentives. In his blog post for Above…
  • Aug 24

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon, a former practicing attorney and now a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC. This blog entry is the second of a two-part series, in response to questions submitted by our…
  • Aug 22

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order
    According to an alarming 2014 FBI study, nearly 68% of homicides involved the use of firearms, with over a quarter of victims killed by a family member. From these numbers alone, it’s clear to see the urgency of a…
Rank this Week: 2875

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal…

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal Injury Blog

Features Los Angeles personal injury news and case results.

http://www.psblaw.com/blog.html/
  • Aug 26

    State Senate Unanimously Passes ‘Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law’

    State Senate Unanimously Passes ‘Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law’
    The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” received unanimous approval by the state Senate on Friday and is now on its way to Governor Jerry Brown in hopes of becoming a law. Senate Bill 1072 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza ……
  • Aug 15

    Eight PSB Attorneys Recognized As ‘Best Lawyers in America’ for 2017

    Eight PSB Attorneys Recognized As ‘Best Lawyers in America’ for 2017
    Eight Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys have been included in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® as leading lawyers in the Los Angeles area. Since 1983, the annual Best Lawyers list has been universally regarded as…
  • Jul 21

    $8.3 Million Verdict In DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trial Affirmed on Appeal

    $8.3 Million Verdict In DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trial Affirmed on Appeal
    On July 21, 2016, the California Court of Appeal upheld a $8,338,116 judgment against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. (DePuy) in the first case in the country to go to trial involving DePuy’s defective ASR hip implants. DePuy is a division of…
Rank this Week: 1044

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 3784

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/
  • Aug 26

    Does The Class Action Suit Go to Arbitration? And Who Decides?

    Does The Class Action Suit Go to Arbitration? And Who Decides?
    Here comes Chapter Three in the law of arbitration and class actions in California. Chapter One: In Discover Bank v. Superior Court (2005) 36 Cal. 4th 148, Cal Supremes rule that a consumer contract provision that waives the right to...
  • Jun 20

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing
    This may be pretty big for California appellate lawyers and any lawyer or client involved in motion practice at the trial court level.The California Supreme Court has just eliminated its long-standing rule that "de-published" any lower court…
  • May 25

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data
    Every year about this time, the Attorney General posts and summarizes all of the Proposition 65 settlements from the preceding year, providing information about which settlements require reformulation of products, which require warnings,…
Rank this Week: 765

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 2449

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3027

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/
  • Aug 26

    Three Considerations For Drafting A Code of Business Conduct

    Three Considerations For Drafting A Code of Business Conduct
    Although the Securities and Exchange Commission does not require that a company adopt a code of business conduct and ethics, I would be very surprised to hear of an SEC reporting company that has not adopted such a code.  Item 406…
  • Aug 25

    Are Alternate Committee Members “Then Serving”?

    Are Alternate Committee Members “Then Serving”?
    A number of amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law took effect at the beginning of this month.  One of these changes was to establish a default quorum requirement for meetings of committees of corporate boards of…
  • Aug 24

    Chevron Deference In California

    Chevron Deference In California
    In mid July, the House of Representatives passed the Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016, H.R. 4768 (SOPRA).  If enacted, the SOPRA would amend the federal Administrative Procedure Act to require a reviewing court to…
Rank this Week: 504

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/
  • Aug 25

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/26/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/26/16
    Back in Vancouver to see family, friends, and Romeo and Juliet at Bard on the Beach, Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festival. Have a listen to A Time for Us while perusing our curated…
  • Aug 22

    FASB Updates Not-for-Profit Accounting Standard

    FASB Updates Not-for-Profit Accounting Standard
      The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released its Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, on August 18, 2016. The Update modifies previous…
  • Aug 19

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/19/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/19/16
    The Summer Olympics continues to occupy much of the media’s attention though there continues to be important developments with respect to the U.S. Presidential election, police-citizen relations, Syria, and the Louisiana…
Rank this Week: 1301

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 401

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/
  • Aug 25

    Whistleblowers Receive$11 Million Settlement Against Marinello Schools of Beauty

    Whistleblowers Receive$11 Million Settlement Against Marinello Schools of Beauty
    From outward appearances, the 56 campuses of the Marinello Schools of Beauty were profitable and successful. However, the Department of Education believed that school administrators had engaged in an ongoing and systematic program of…
  • Aug 19

    Led Zeppelin Wins Lawsuit; Can’t Collect Legal Fee

    Led Zeppelin Wins Lawsuit; Can’t Collect Legal Fee
    Judge R. Gary Klausner has ruled that Led Zeppelin may not collect almost $800,000 in defense fees from the plaintiffs in a recent copyright lawsuit. Earlier, the copyright infringement case was settled in the band’s favor. The lawsuit…
  • Aug 11

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great
    One of the questions people ask me frequently is about whether we are accepting new clients. While the short answer is “Yes”, here is some additional information which many people find interesting . . .
Rank this Week: 885

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/
  • Aug 25

    Attention Media: Trump Is A Bigot. He Is Not Trying To Appeal To People Of Color

    Attention Media: Trump Is A Bigot. He Is Not Trying To Appeal To People Of Color
    I woke up to an NPR teaser informing me that Donald Trump is reaching out to African Americans.  All over the media the last few days have appeared reports of a Trump Pivot -- a move towards a kinder, gentler Trump who is…
  • Aug 25

    Swiftboating Hillary . . . Again

    Swiftboating Hillary . . . Again
    Republicans with the complicity of the so-called liberal media, are expert at undermining Democratic candidates on the basis of bogus allegations that are repeated so often they become part of the political fabric.  Al Gore said he…
  • Aug 19

    Trump Exposed

    Trump Exposed
    "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small." -- Parks Department spokesperson Sam BiedermanThe statues of a grotesque, flabby, emasculated Trump that appeared in public spaces on Thursday in…
Rank this Week: 149

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Probate Order

    Probate Order
    Probate participants naturally appreciate consistency. If a judge rules one way in a case in 2016, then presumably that ruling will apply in 2017 as well even if the case is before a different judge. "For one superior court judge, no matter…
  • Aug 11

    Enforcing a Court Order Through an Elisor

    Enforcing a Court Order Through an Elisor
    The vast majority of lawsuits are settled. I have read that 95% of lawsuits do not end up being decided by a judge or jury but rather through settlement.  Still, just because you have a settlement agreement, this does not necessarily…
  • Jul 27

    Settlement Agreement in a Trust Dispute

    Settlement Agreement in a Trust Dispute
    Santa Clara Co. Superior CourtGregge v. Hugill (2016) ___ Cal.App.4th _____  In Santa Clara County Superior Court, a disgruntled beneficiary challenged the validity of a trust amendment citing a lack of testamentary capacity and undue…
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Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Continuing Repercussions From Supreme Court DUI Ruling

    Continuing Repercussions From Supreme Court DUI Ruling
    Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police must have warrants to draw blood from DUI suspects, defendants accused of DUI in Los Angeles and their lawyers have been working to get any incriminating blood evidence suppressed in their…
  • Aug 21

    Buggy Driver Gets DUI

    Buggy Driver Gets DUI
    When New York State passed the nation’s first DUI law back in 1910, automobile owners weren’t the only drivers that authorities were targeting. At that time, plenty of horse-drawn vehicles still traveled the roads, and their…
  • Aug 17

    Judge Sentences DUI Doctor to Jail

    Judge Sentences DUI Doctor to Jail
    Although judges may try to be impartial when hearing cases of DUI in Los Angeles or any other locale, in reality, the occupation of the defendant can impact the way that the justice system treats them. But sometimes the accused driver presses…
Rank this Week: 917

Southern California Injury Lawyer…

Southern California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. By Sharifi Firm, PLC.

http://www.southerncaliforniainjurylawyer.net/
Rank this Week: 942

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

Features business updates with a focus on California law. By Top Floor Legal, PC.

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Aug 25

    How Independent Artists Reacted to Fashion Mogul Zara’s Alleged Infringement [e277]

    How Independent Artists Reacted to Fashion Mogul Zara’s Alleged Infringement [e277]
    Nasir and Matt talk about the accusations surrounding fashion giant Zara ripping off the designs of independent artists like Tuesday Bassen and how smaller companies can battle the industry giants. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to…
  • Aug 18

    Can Brave’s Ad Replacing Software Defeat Newspapers and Copyright Law? [e276]

    Can Brave’s Ad Replacing Software Defeat Newspapers and Copyright Law? [e276]
    Nasir and Matt discuss Brave Software’s ad replacing technology that has caught the eye of almost every national newspaper and has a potential copyright infringement claim looming. They also welcome digital marketing expert Matt…
  • Jul 28

    Why The Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Is Far From Normal [e275]

    Why The Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Is Far From Normal [e275]
    Nasir and Matt discuss the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Gretchen Carlson against Fox CEO Roger Ailes. They also talk about the importance of sexual harassment training and properly handling such allegations in the office.
Rank this Week: 1586

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/
  • Aug 25

    Federal Circuit Holds the PTAB Must Apply Narrower Phillips Claim Construction Standard to Patents that Expire During Pendency of Re-exam

    Federal Circuit Holds the PTAB Must Apply Narrower Phillips Claim Construction Standard to Patents that Expire During Pendency of Re-exam
    By:  Eric Caligiuri In In re CSB-System Int’l, Inc., No. 15-1832 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 9, 2016), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held that patents that expire during a pending re-examination before the Patent Trial…
  • Aug 18

    The Seattle Seahawks’ 12th Man Flies Again

    The Seattle Seahawks’ 12th Man Flies Again
    If you regularly follow our publication, you may remember when I discussed the Seattle Seahawks and their use of the Texas A&M trademark “12TH MAN” over a year ago. If not, that’s okay too. In short, I discussed how the…
  • Aug 11

    Small Burger Chain Has a Beef With Chipotle

    Small Burger Chain Has a Beef With Chipotle
    By: Scott Hervey Chipotle’s entry into the burger business has a Boston based small burger chain up in arms.  The Boston burger spot, which has been in operation since 2010 and goes by the name Tasty Burger, has a beef with…
Rank this Week: 491

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Aug 25

    Show Me the Money! California’s Underfunded Court

    Show Me the Money! California’s Underfunded Court
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Sustained cuts to California’s court system have strained access to justice across the state, and not enough is being done to fix the situation.  But, you can help! Since the “Great Recession” of…
  • Aug 18

    San Diego Implementing Ordinance Ameliorates Its Paid Sick Leave Law

    San Diego Implementing Ordinance Ameliorates Its Paid Sick Leave Law
    Seyfarth Synopsis: We’ve regularly reported on California’s peculiar paid sick leave laws. Not counting industry-specific paid sick laws (e.g., the Long Beach and Los Angeles ordinances regulating hotel employers), there are now…
  • Aug 10

    What To Do About Employee Thieves—Catch Them If You Can!

    What To Do About Employee Thieves—Catch Them If You Can!
    Seyfarth Synopsis: When employee theft occurs, employers must be cautious in investigating, avoiding self-help, and in deciding if and how to terminate the offending employee. Companies work hard to hire trustworthy employees, but employee…
Rank this Week: 1782

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 25

    Ordered combination of software steps is patent eligible

    Ordered combination of software steps is patent eligible
    In Bascom v. AT&T (Fed. Cir. June 27, 2016), the Court  held that the ordered combination of software steps recited in the claims of the patent were eligible for patent protection (i.e., patent eligible) under Section 101. In…
  • Aug 8

    Process patent blocks importation of product

    Process patent blocks importation of product
    1. Process patent may be used to block importation of products made with patented method steps Everything begins and ends with the claim set since the claims define the scope of protection afforded under the patent and to a large extent…
  • Jul 27

    Printed publication may include web page

    Printed publication may include web page
    1.  Printed publication being a category of prior art includes online content Patent laws require that the invention be new  and non obvious over existing information in the public domain.  Information about the invention can…
Rank this Week: 4046

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Hugging and Sexual Harassment: What You Need to Know

    Hugging and Sexual Harassment: What You Need to Know
    A public transportation worker in Washington D.C. is suing the agency for damages in excess of $200,000 after she claims her supervisor repeatedly asked her for, demanded or forced hugs. Eventually, she said, when she reported the sexual…
  • Aug 23

    Disability Discrimination Settlement $90K Against Wal-Mart

    Disability Discrimination Settlement $90K Against Wal-Mart
    Disability discrimination against a Wal-Mart employee could have been avoided had management simply agreed to continue to accommodate the worker with a written list of daily tasks. Instead, court records show, managers chose to fire the…
  • Aug 21

    Hollywood Age Discrimination Target of Bill

    Hollywood Age Discrimination Target of Bill
    California age discrimination is the target of a new bill passed by the state Senate that would allow actors and actresses to keep secrete their ages from certain websites. In particular, the Internet Movie Database, which is frequently used…
Rank this Week: 1518

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Covers all types of criminal defense topics.

http://www.losangelescrimelawyer.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Consequences of a DUI Can Be Steep

    Consequences of a DUI Can Be Steep
    If you or a loved one is facing Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Other Illegal Substance (DUI) charges, do not take them lightly. Do not think that you will receive a slap on the wrist, even if it The post Consequences of a DUI Can…
  • Aug 22

    Charged with Hit-and-Run DUI? Understand Your Legal Right

    Charged with Hit-and-Run DUI? Understand Your Legal Right
    Getting charged with a hit-and-run can potentially lead to significant fines and criminal penalties. Those fines and penalties are “enhanced” if you are convicted of a hit-and-run while intoxicated (DUI) and operating a motor…
  • Aug 18

    Fighting Firearm and Related Criminal Charges.

    Fighting Firearm and Related Criminal Charges.
    If you or a loved have been charged with firearm related criminal charges, or are facing criminal charges related to owning or carrying a firearm, do not fight the government alone. The laws surrounding firearms in California are quite…
Rank this Week: 1239

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2799

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Our blog touches on all types of criminal law topics.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Drug Diversion Program Participation and Prop 47

    Drug Diversion Program Participation and Prop 47
    A few months ago a newspaper article about the Los Angeles Police Department gave an interesting insight into the controversy about how Prop 47 has changed the day-to-day procedures of police departments.   Prop 47 Changes Felonies to…
  • Aug 18

    Conviction Overturned for Dassey of “Making a Murderer”

    Conviction Overturned for Dassey of “Making a Murderer”
    Brendan Dassey, one of the main subjects in Netflix’s hit documentary series “Making a Murderer,” conviction has been overturned by a federal judge. The 27-year-old was implicated in connection to a crime that was ruled to…
  • Aug 11

    California Marijuana Laws and Possession of Drug

    California Marijuana Laws and Possession of Drug
    California’s laws pertaining to marijuana are complex and vast from legal possession for medical justifications to criminalized sales, including the cultivation as well as the importing of the plant.   The War for Marijuana Over…
Rank this Week: 1197

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Aug 25

    What You Need To Know About Reaffirmation

    What You Need To Know About Reaffirmation
    Decisions, decisions. Your bankruptcy filing requires that you state your intentions about reaffirmation right up front. Translated, that means what are you going to do about the car after bankruptcy.  The car on which you still owe…
  • Aug 24

    Bankruptcy Judge: The Phantom In Your Case

    Bankruptcy Judge: The Phantom In Your Case
    Will the judge approve my bankruptcy case? Do I have to explain to the judge why I’m in bankruptcy? What if the judge makes a plan I can’t pay? When you’re considering bankruptcy, you start to think about your upcoming…
  • Aug 23

    Small Businesses Need SB 308

    Small Businesses Need SB 308
    Small businesses stand to gain a bit of protection from adverse financial events if the California Assembly passes S.B. 308. Cash, inventory, or receivables up to $5,000 would be protected under the proposed bill should the entrepreneur get…
Rank this Week: 1551

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3071

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury…

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury Blog

Covers incidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.

http://www.thegomezfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    C1 Fractures: Jefferson Fracture and Atlas Fracture

    C1 Fractures: Jefferson Fracture and Atlas Fracture
    A Jefferson fracture, or atlas fracture, is a bone break within the anterior and posterior arches of the C1 vertebra, named after the British neurosurgeon (Sir Geoffrey Jefferson) who wrote reports about the fracture in 1920. This…
  • Aug 24

    C2 Fractures : The Hangman’s Fracture

    C2 Fractures : The Hangman’s Fracture
    “Hangman’s fracture” is the colloquial name for a traumatic spinal cord injury that affects the axis vertebrae. Doctors have used this term since 1965, when some doctors used it to describe traumatic…
  • Aug 24

    Orbital Fractures: Causes, Treatment and Prognosi

    Orbital Fractures: Causes, Treatment and Prognosi
    An orbital fracture, or a broken bone in the eye-socket, is a common type of traumatic facial injury. The eye socket, or the orbit, surrounds the eye and protects it from external forces. The floor and nasal sides of the eye socket…
Rank this Week: 3400

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    BOE Tax Clearance

    BOE Tax Clearance
    When a business that sells or leases goods at retail owes sales taxes to the California Board of Equalization (BOE), the buyer of the business can be responsible for paying the BOE the amount owing if the seller does not … Continue…
  • Aug 24

    EDD Tax Clearance Certificate

    EDD Tax Clearance Certificate
    When a business is an employer that owes contributions, interest, or penalties to the California Employment Development Department (EDD), the buyer of the business can be responsible for paying the EDD the amount owing if the seller does not…
  • Aug 15

    New LLC Statement of Information Form

    New LLC Statement of Information Form
    Every two years, a California limited liability company must file a statement of information with the California Secretary of State. The same is true for  a limited liability company formed in another state but registered…
Rank this Week: 1489