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Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 28

    Changing Company Policies and Marijuana in the Workplace

    Changing Company Policies and Marijuana in the Workplace
    Legalization of marijuana means that employers will likely have to change their policies. Previously, employers have had the right to drug test employees before hiring or could randomly drug test an employee. In the event that an employee…
  • Dec 20

    Budget Bill Includes Historic Measure to End DOJ Enforcement

    Budget Bill Includes Historic Measure to End DOJ Enforcement
    Despite the changing tides for entrepreneurship in states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana sales and use, many business owners are still hesitant given the potential for Department of Justice involvement or DEA enforcement of…
  • Dec 18

    Legalization and the Impact on Mexican Trade

    Legalization and the Impact on Mexican Trade
    Legalization of marijuana is not only shifting individual usage patterns, local markets, and medical treatment options--it is also having an impact on the global marijuana industry. While Colorado and Washington have completely legalized…
Rank this Week: 576

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    First 5 Steps of a Personal Injury Claim

    First 5 Steps of a Personal Injury Claim
    Have you ever wondered what happens after a car accident? What are the steps of a personal injury claim? How does this whole process work? Here are the first 5 steps of a personal injury claim: 1. INVESTIGATE FACTS OF...
  • Dec 19

    5 More Personal Injury Myths That You Should Ignore

    5 More Personal Injury Myths That You Should Ignore
    I previously wrote about 5 myths that would hurt your personal injury case. Those are not the only myths that can hurt you. Here are 5 more myths about a car accident case that can hurt you. Avoid falling for...
  • Dec 18

    5 Personal Injury Myths That You Should Ignore

    5 Personal Injury Myths That You Should Ignore
    Ignore these myths at your own peril. I found most of these by doing simple searches on Google. While I love Google, there are plenty of times when it leads you to websites that have nonsense on them. These myths...
Rank this Week: 2278

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

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

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    You must be told if information in your credit file file has been used against you

    You must be told if information in your credit file file has been used against you
    Anyone who uses a credit report or another type of consumer report to deny your application for credit, insurance, or employment – or to take another adverse action against you - must tell you, and must give you the name,...
  • Dec 19

    You May Not Always Need an Attorney for a Landlord Tenant Dispute

    You May Not Always Need an Attorney for a Landlord Tenant Dispute
    here may be problems that you can resolve without an attorney. The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has a website with excellent information and sources of information. You may want to consult them. 10. Hire an attorney. When…
  • Dec 18

    Tenants May Be Able to Legally Withhold Rent in California

    Tenants May Be Able to Legally Withhold Rent in California
    This is a riskier way of trying to get the property repaired. By law, a tenant is allowed to withhold some or all of the rent if the landlord does not fix serious defects. These defects must make the property...
Rank this Week: 1116

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
  • Nov 30

    Appellate Case Timeline

    Appellate Case Timeline
    The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about the length of time that recent Supreme Court cases from the last five years were pending by the time they reached the apex court.  This article only considers cases where the…
  • Oct 31

    Jurors and the Plea

    Jurors and the Plea
    In Williams v. Swarthout the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction, because the judge erroneously stated after swearing in the jury that the defendant pleaded guilty at the beginning of the trial.  The defendant…
Rank this Week: 3702

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/
  • Dec 19

    Big day Sunday for all you pagans in New York, DC, LA and Dublin.

    Big day Sunday for all you pagans in New York, DC, LA and Dublin.
    Sunday the 21st is the winter solstice. It has big meanings in science, spirituality, religions and world history and culture. Many scholars believe that winter solstice, in effect, drove the date for celebrating Christmas. The retention of…
  • Dec 18

    Cuba

    Cuba
    Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes...
  • Dec 17

    Yeats on Writing Well

    Yeats on Writing Well
    Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry. --W.B. Yeats (1865–1939)...
Rank this Week: 2132

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Does a Living Trust Protect My Assets?

    Does a Living Trust Protect My Assets?
    Living trusts can be very useful for a wide range of people. When you create this type of trust, you are called the grantor of the trust. There is a trustee who administers the trust, and a beneficiary who can receive monetary…
  • Dec 18

    How to Protect IRAs Left to Your Beneficiairie

    How to Protect IRAs Left to Your Beneficiairie
    A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Clark v. Rameker, will have big implications for clients.  In the Clark case, the Supreme Court held that, while a person’s own IRA can be protected in the case of bankruptcy, the court has…
  • Dec 18

    Free Report: What is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust in California

    Free Report: What is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust in California
    Asset transfers to people other than your spouse are potentially subject to the estate tax if you are transferring more than $5.34 million to your heirs. Learn more about qualified personal residence trust in California in this presentation.…
Rank this Week: 2473

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Dec 19

    Chuck Todd On Cuba, Sony, And The Rumored Knife Fight For Donors Between Jeb Bush And Chris Christie

    Chuck Todd On Cuba, Sony, And The Rumored Knife Fight For Donors Between Jeb Bush And Chris Christie
    The moderator of Meet The Press always has insight, and does here in an interview with guest host, Ed Morrissey. The Audio: 12-19hhs-todd The Transcript: EM: Joining me on the line now, NBC News correspondent and Meet The Press host, Chuck…
  • Dec 18

    Robert C. O’Brien On The Fate Of Guantanamo Bay and What’s Next With Iran

    Robert C. O’Brien On The Fate Of Guantanamo Bay and What’s Next With Iran
    Hugh’s Arent Fox law partner was his guest to discuss the President’s move on Cuba, and how that portends to Guantanamo Bay’s future. The audio: 12-18hhs-obrien The transcript: HH: I’m joined now by my colleague and…
  • Dec 18

    “Red Kettle Rhymes” by Tarzana Joe and a “FMH” Update

    “Red Kettle Rhymes” by Tarzana Joe and a “FMH” Update
    Two things: First, our campaign to help the Salvation Army continues in full flood.  Tarzana Joe has leaked me tomorrow’s poem, available as all his verse is at TarzanaJoe.blogspot.com, but worth a sneak peak to prompt…
Rank this Week: 1562

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 19

    Common Divorce Misconception

    Common Divorce Misconception
    When you get divorced, you should expect that everyone will have a comment to share on your situation. From those that disapprove your decision to the ones who become incessantly nosy of the details, many people do not understand the months…
  • Dec 18

    5 Tips for a Cheaper Divorce

    5 Tips for a Cheaper Divorce
    No matter how amicable the divorce may be, it is still a time consuming, messy, and complicated process to see through. Not only will all property, assets, and debts need to be re-organized and amassed accordingly, but a solid financial plan…
  • Dec 17

    Celebrating Divorce Is a New Hot Busine

    Celebrating Divorce Is a New Hot Busine
    Divorce is increasingly being seen as less shameful and more liberating. With the rise in acceptance that accompanies this new life milestone comes the rise new celebrations for the end of a marriage with. One of the ways people are…
Rank this Week: 4099

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/
  • Dec 19

    In the Blood: Pros and Cons of Los Angeles DUI Blood Test

    In the Blood: Pros and Cons of Los Angeles DUI Blood Test
    We’re going to look north today, to Idaho, for insight into the often misunderstood arena of Los Angeles DUI blood tests. In an Idaho Supreme Court decision on December 3, 2014, a judge ruled that police must get a warrant before…
  • Dec 17

    DUI Charge Against Texas Judge Nora Longoria Dropped

    DUI Charge Against Texas Judge Nora Longoria Dropped
    Los Angeles DUI attorneys and pundits have been following the story of Nora Longoria, a judge for the 13th Court of Appeals in Texas, who was charged with a DUI in July 2014. Recently, prosecutors dropped her charges. McAllen police say that…
  • Dec 15

    Celebrity DUI: Le’Von Bell Accepts Plea Deal for DUI With Marijuana

    Celebrity DUI: Le’Von Bell Accepts Plea Deal for DUI With Marijuana
    Los Angeles DUI drug arrests may become increasingly common over the next few years, as an increasing number of Californians turn to legal medicinal marijuana for treatment. In August 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Von Bell…
Rank this Week: 627

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/
  • Dec 19

    Summary of December 17, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of December 17, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Dec 18

    Kruger gets top JNE rating

    Kruger gets top JNE rating
    Cheryl Miller in The Recorder and Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle report that Supreme Court appointee Leondra Kruger has received the best rating — exceptionally well qualified — from the Commission on Judicial Nominees…
  • Dec 18

    Dangerous vacationing

    Dangerous vacationing
    We warned you:  if you are counsel in a Supreme Court case that might be argued during a vacation you’ve planned, tell the court about your plans as soon as possible, but definitely before the case is placed on the court’s…
Rank this Week: 4644

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: 1714

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Dec 19

    Apple Gets Patent for Three Dimensional iPhone with Motion Sensor

    Apple Gets Patent for Three Dimensional iPhone with Motion Sensor
    IPNews® - Apple has won a new patent for a ground-breaking mobile device screen that orients images on the screen according to the user's perspective relating to the phone. These features have yet to make an appearance in Apple products.…
  • Dec 10

    Samsung Sued for Use of Milk Trademark

    Samsung Sued for Use of Milk Trademark
    IPNews® - Milk Studios has filed a lawsuit against South Korean electronics maker Samsung for trademark infringement. The lawsuit alleges that Samsung has infringed Milk Studios' trademark for its newly-launched music and video streaming…
  • Dec 3

    Airbus Seeks Patent for Flying Doughnut

    Airbus Seeks Patent for Flying Doughnut
    IPNews® - Airbus has come up with a new doughnut-shaped design for its aircraft for which it has filed a patent application in Europe. Experts say the design will have pros and cons in that it can accommodate more passengers and cause…
Rank this Week: 387

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/
  • Dec 19

    Graciano v. Mercury Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 12, 2104)

    Graciano v. Mercury Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 12, 2104)
    I agree with the Court of Appeal.  There are plenty of cases in which an insurance company acts in bad faith by failing to timely accept a policy limits demand.  The trial court thought that this was one of them.But it's not.…
  • Dec 18

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)
    Pigs get fat.  Hogs get slaughtered.Lennar Homes of California learns that lesson today.It put an incredibly onerous "indemnity" clause into its contract of adhesion with its home buyers, and then tried to enforce that clause to force a…
  • Dec 17

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)
    There's only one published opinion from the Ninth Circuit today.  But it's a procedural doozy.Do you remember your first year of civil procedure?  That's what this case is all about.  (At least as I read it.)  It's about…
Rank this Week: 113

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Dec 19

    What Do You Do When The Bank Wants Your Condemnation Award?

    What Do You Do When The Bank Wants Your Condemnation Award?
    Property owners typically have a lot on their minds when they find out that the government is going to be taking their property.  For residential owners, they need to worry about where they are going to live with their families once the…
  • Dec 12

    41 Projects Get Funding at CTC December Meeting

    41 Projects Get Funding at CTC December Meeting
    The California Transportation Commission met in Riverside on Wednesday.  On the agenda was the allocation of $254 million in funding for transportation projects throughout the state.  You can read Caltrans’ press release…
  • Dec 12

    Don’t Like Your Utility Rates? Then Condemn The Provider….

    Don’t Like Your Utility Rates? Then Condemn The Provider….
    There has been a remarkable movement lately throughout California:  local government agencies are attempting to take over investor-owned, quasi-public utility companies in an effort to reduce utility bills to their constituents.  A…
Rank this Week: 3823

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Impaired Driver Suspected In Fatal Redondo Beach Pedestrian Collision

    Impaired Driver Suspected In Fatal Redondo Beach Pedestrian Collision
    Police say that a physically disabled woman, who has been accused of causing a pedestrian accident in Redondo Beach that killed four and injured several others, was under the influence of prescription drugs. According to a news report in the…
  • Dec 12

    Woman Killed in Irvine Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Killed in Irvine Pedestrian Accident
    Oanh Tranh, 47, of Costa Mesa, was killed in an Irvine pedestrian accident after a vehicle hit her on the sidewalk. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred the morning of December 10, 2014 on…
  • Dec 9

    Discussion Revived about Link Between Brain Injury and Mental Instability

    Discussion Revived about Link Between Brain Injury and Mental Instability
    Recently, the news of Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge has once again raised the important issue of the link between traumatic brain injuries and mental instability. According to an NBC News report, Karageorge allegedly…
Rank this Week: 117

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

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

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Woman Killed In Hawthorne Car Accident

    Woman Killed In Hawthorne Car Accident
    Yvette Latrice Freeman, 49, was killed in a car accident in Hawthorne after the Access Services van in which she was traveling was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Daily Breeze, the fatal accident…
  • Dec 12

    Three Injured in Garden Grove Car Accident

    Three Injured in Garden Grove Car Accident
    Two women and a 10-year-old girl were injured in a Garden Grove car accident when a vehicle crashed into Pho 86 Restaurant. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the afternoon of December 8,…
  • Dec 8

    Elderly Woman Fatally Injured in Riverside County Pedestrian Accident

    Elderly Woman Fatally Injured in Riverside County Pedestrian Accident
    An elderly woman was killed in a Riverside pedestrian accident after an SUV struck her while crossing the roadway. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the fatal accident occurred the morning of December 4, 2014. Police say the…
Rank this Week: 376

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Pizza Trademark

    Pizza Trademark
    Everyone loves pizza. New York Style, Chicago deep dish, Sicilian style. And, everyone has a favorite pizza joint, hence the popularity of pizza franchises like Dominoes, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut. Their advertising is everywhere.…
  • Dec 19

    WTF? OMG! This Case Made Me ROFLOL and Almost LMAO

    WTF? OMG! This Case Made Me ROFLOL and Almost LMAO
    When you see the acronym “WTF,” do you think of chewing gum? Probably not. If you text, then you probably have a very different understanding of the acronyms intended reference and, depending upon your sensibilities, you might…
  • Dec 19

    Dole Declares Sweet Victory in False Advertising Case

    Dole Declares Sweet Victory in False Advertising Case
    Can fruit in a can be “all natural”? What if I told you the canned fruit you were eating was “All Natural Fruit” and then went on to describe the ingredients as including ascorbic acid and citric acid; would you find…
Rank this Week: 1473

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1748

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/
  • Dec 19

    Cinematic dissent from denial of review

    Cinematic dissent from denial of review
    Justice Willett of the Texas Supreme Court pens this must-read dissent from the denial of review.And just as in the movie he repeatedly references, you'll enjoy it most if you stay with it to the very end....Also of note: Lawyer who filed…
  • Dec 18

    Judge Berzon on Justice Brennan

    Judge Berzon on Justice Brennan
    On January 22 at the Biltmore in downtown LA, LACBA's Labor & Employment Law Section presents a dinner/MCLE program: Justice Brennan's Labor & Employment Jurisprudence: Will We See the Like Again?Justice William J. Brennan, the…
  • Dec 18

    3 Questions for the hiring of appellate counsel

    3 Questions for the hiring of appellate counsel
    On Law360, H&L's David Axelrad offer some client-centered advice in 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Hiring Appellate Counsel. Every good appellate lawyer should (1) be able to help build and preserve the record; (2) know…
Rank this Week: 4924

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Small Talk Can Result in Big Benefit

    Small Talk Can Result in Big Benefit
    Small talk is not small or trivial. It’s a basic way to introduce ourselves to others, open lines of communication and can be a foundation upon which trust can be built. It’s a good way to start a negotiation or mediation session…
  • Dec 15

    Write It To Let Go Of It

    Write It To Let Go Of It
    There has been much discussed and written in mediation literature that one of the major benefits of mediation is the cathartic effect of telling a story to a neutral person.  Unfortunately, for some experiences the cathartic effect…
  • Dec 6

    Go With the Crowd, as Long as the Right People are in It

    Go With the Crowd, as Long as the Right People are in It
    Given the popularity of social media and the ease at which huge numbers of people can be contacted easily, there’s more news about the “wisdom of the crowd.” It’s thought that with enough people thinking about or…
Rank this Week: 4205

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

Looks at personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical news from around the Sacramento area.

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 19

    Safe Travels During the Holiday

    Safe Travels During the Holiday
    The holidays are meant to be a time for family, celebration and cheer. However, traveling during the holidays can be a stressful occasion, especially if you are making long drives during rough winter conditions. To help ease the stress and…
  • Nov 17

    Boston Scientific ordered to pay $26.7 million after losing first round in Federal Court over Transvaginal Mesh

    Boston Scientific ordered to pay $26.7 million after losing first round in Federal Court over Transvaginal Mesh
    Boston Scientific Corporation has been ordered to pay $26.7 million to a group of four women that filed lawsuits against the manufacturer alleging injuries from their transvaginal mesh implants. Jurors in the Miami federal court sided with…
  • Nov 3

    Plaintiffs reach settlement agreement with Stryker for the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement

    Plaintiffs reach settlement agreement with Stryker for the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement
    Stryker has agreed to a settlement for all patients that have received a Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant and have undergone revision surgery to remove and replace their recalled Stryker device by November 3, 2014. The settlement proposed…
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • Dec 19

    Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Employees: Part 2

    Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Employees: Part 2
    Does your company have a social media policy for employees? Policies regulating Internet use in the workplace can be very effective for maintaining your business' positive reputation online. Last week, we discussed the first 3 items to think…
  • Dec 12

    Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Employees: Part 1

    Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Employees: Part 1
    Instituting a company-wide social media policy is one of the best ways to protect your business's brand and image on the Internet. Disgruntled employees may say negative things about your business online, harming your reputation and putting…
  • Dec 5

    4 Steps to Building a Successful Busine

    4 Steps to Building a Successful Busine
    Are you thinking about starting a business? The success or failure of your business venture depends on your ability to plan ahead, take action, and respond to what happens after your idea becomes a company. Here are 4 actions to consider on…
Rank this Week: 4634

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Dec 19

    California Ranks as No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole”

    California Ranks as No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole”
     California was identified as the No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole” in the nation, after two years of taking the No. 1 spot, in the latest ranking of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American Tort Reform…
  • Dec 18

    NLRB Issues Final “Quickie Election” Rule … Again

    NLRB Issues Final “Quickie Election” Rule … Again
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has once again adopted a rule designed to speed up the union-election process and to streamline the process for resolving representation disputes — often referred to as the “quickie…
  • Dec 16

    NLRB: Employees Can Use Employer Email for Unionization

    NLRB: Employees Can Use Employer Email for Unionization
    A split National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently held that employees can use employer email systems during non-working times to communicate about wages, working conditions and other protected concerted activity, including union…
Rank this Week: 4116

California Family Law Paralegal

California Family Law Paralegal

Features legal information, stories and cases related to California family law. By Lori Paul.

http://californiafamilylawparalegal.com/
  • Dec 19

    Re-Homing Adopted Kid

    Re-Homing Adopted Kid
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, see the full article here, “among pet owners, ‘re-homing’ an unwanted dog or cat is a relatively straightforward process. The owner who seeks an alternative home often places…
  • Feb 23

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation
    As I was looking through my news feed on Facebook today, a video of attorney Gerald Curry popped up.  Many of you probably don’t even know who Gerald Curry was, but he became headline news about 11 years ago when he was chased down…
  • Oct 6

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I am proud to have my good friend and colleague Eric G. Young, who is a retired California attorney, as my guest blogger on this personally important subject.  Eric formerly handled family…
Rank this Week: 540

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/
  • Dec 19

    First District of California Rules DNA Sample Law Unconstitutional

    First District of California Rules DNA Sample Law Unconstitutional
    In a recent California state court ruling, the court ruled that a law that permitted police to gather a DNA sample from any suspect arrested for a felony was unconstitutional.
  • Dec 17

    Why Suge Knight and Katt Williams Face Different Sentences for the Same Crime (PC 667.5)

    Why Suge Knight and Katt Williams Face Different Sentences for the Same Crime (PC 667.5)
    Why is it that Suge Knight is facing 30 years in prison while Katt Williams faces only seven years for the same incident? Our criminal defense attorneys explain.
  • Nov 17

    Should Internet Trolling Be a Serious Crime?

    Should Internet Trolling Be a Serious Crime?
    If you spend any amount of time online (and we know you do because you are reading this article), you are undoubtedly familiar with Internet “trolls.” These are the people who, empowered by the anonymity of the Internet, seemingly…
Rank this Week: 876

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Rising Number of Falls and Dangerous Injuries Among the Elderly

    Rising Number of Falls and Dangerous Injuries Among the Elderly
    For elderly adults who live on their own or in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, falls can result in serious and life-threatening injuries. While falls are not the result of elder abuse, they can occur when there is a clear issue…
  • Dec 12

    Elders Abusing Elders in Nursing Home

    Elders Abusing Elders in Nursing Home
    When we think about nursing home abuse and neglect, most of us imagine a scenario in which a healthcare professional or nursing home employee mistreats an elderly resident. However, a recent study conducted by Cornell University Weill Medical…
  • Dec 3

    Elder Abuse is an Underreported Crime

    Elder Abuse is an Underreported Crime
    Statistics in Southern California suggest that elder abuse is an extremely underreported crime, which means that many older adults suffer injuries while their abuses go unpunished. A recent article in the Los Angeles Daily News reported that…
Rank this Week: 1424

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Dec 19

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
Rank this Week: 2885

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
  • Dec 19

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
Rank this Week: 2497

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Dec 19

    Different Brain Injury Risks for Kid

    Different Brain Injury Risks for Kid
    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from many different kinds of accidents; often, these serious and life-threatening injuries are not preventable. But if we know what kinds of accidents can put our kids at risk of a severe head…
  • Dec 12

    Brain Injury Prevention Funding from the NFL

    Brain Injury Prevention Funding from the NFL
    Did the NFL turn over a new leaf when it comes to traumatic brain injuries, or is the league attempting to paint itself in a better light in the media? According to a recent post in GeekWire, the NFL provided $3.5 million in funding for brain…
  • Dec 8

    Trucking Accident Kills Grad Student

    Trucking Accident Kills Grad Student
    A dangerous truck accident in Fresno recently took the life of a 22-year-old graduate student, Ana Tapia, according to an article in the New York Daily News. Trucking accidents can be particularly deadly given the size and weight of these…
Rank this Week: 1359

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 956

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Dec 19

    There’s Putting Up the Lights, and Then There’s Putting Up the Light

    There’s Putting Up the Lights, and Then There’s Putting Up the Light
    My wife has me put up the lights on our house during the holidays, but music teacher/director Tom BetGeorge of Newark, California not far from where…
  • Dec 15

    My Construction Law Wish List

    My Construction Law Wish List
      I’ve been good this year. Not great mind you, but good, and good is the standard, right? So, here’s my construction law wish list this…
  • Dec 11

    Heaven or Las Vega

    Heaven or Las Vega
    I was at the Construction SuperConference in Las Vegas this past week. It was good. Heard former Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, the self proclaimed “Transportation Mayor,”…
Rank this Week: 1639

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    The Uncertain Legal Status of Uber and Other Ride-Share Companie

    The Uncertain Legal Status of Uber and Other Ride-Share Companie
    Perhaps the biggest phenomenon in the transportation world during 2014 has been the rise of Uber and other ride-share apps. While some have been in existence for a number of years, ride sharing companies grew exponentially this year with…
  • Dec 18

    The Impact of Alcohol: Santa Rosa Injury Lawyer Examines the True Meaning of BAC

    The Impact of Alcohol: Santa Rosa Injury Lawyer Examines the True Meaning of BAC
    In most news stories (and blog posts) about drunk driving accidents there is at least one reference to blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”). Most readers have probably heard that the legal limit in all states is 0.08%, but it can…
  • Dec 16

    Commercial Truck Accidents and Legal Liability: Who’s Responsible When Trucks Cause Injuries?

    Commercial Truck Accidents and Legal Liability: Who’s Responsible When Trucks Cause Injuries?
    Responsibility. It is one of the most important values we can pass on to our children. As children grow into young adults, it becomes increasingly clear that responsibility is at once a simple concept and a quite complex one. If you…
Rank this Week: 2810

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/
  • Dec 19

    15 Dangerous Toys That Could Actually Kill You

    15 Dangerous Toys That Could Actually Kill You
    The holidays are a time of year when children can think of little else but Santa Claus, wish lists, and tearing into a new batch of toys while Mom and Dad try to stay awake. But even the most well-intended toys can be subject to hidden…
  • Nov 3

    12 Unbelievable Courtroom Moments Caught on Tape

    12 Unbelievable Courtroom Moments Caught on Tape
    The courtroom is supposed to be a place where law and order reign supreme, and for the most part it is. However, there are occasions when it can turn scary, wild, and downright unpredictable. It’s not hard to understand why when you…
  • Oct 9

    The Massive Airbag Recall You Do Not Know About

    The Massive Airbag Recall You Do Not Know About
    Recall-related news is all over the place. However, many Americans are probably not aware of a massive airbag recall that has been going on for many months now. This recall affects an important safety feature in your car that could…
Rank this Week: 4289

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/
  • Dec 19

    Why You Shouldn’t Use Homeless People to Fill Job Vacancies [e132]

    Why You Shouldn’t Use Homeless People to Fill Job Vacancies [e132]
    The guys end the week by recapping the story on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a local non-profit that paid homeless people with food and shelter to work concessions at games.  Then they answer, “How risky is it to discuss…
  • Dec 18

    Disrupting Employee Health Insurance

    Disrupting Employee Health Insurance
    A recent New York Times rumination about running a small business, employee health insurance and the apparent inevitability of higher cost and compromised benefits wound around to this somewhat plaintive reflection: Yet, I have a feeling that…
  • Dec 17

    The Perils of Signing of For Free Trials [e131]

    The Perils of Signing of For Free Trials [e131]
    Nasir and Matt discuss how signing up for free trials can backfire for consumers and businesses.  They also answer the question, “I used to occupy the space next door but I needed less space, so after I left that area the landlord…
Rank this Week: 1543

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Fired Black Editor Sues People Magazine for Discrimination

    Fired Black Editor Sues People Magazine for Discrimination
    Discriminatory practices in the workplace can impact the lowest paid minimum wage workers to high paid executives. There have been cases of discrimination in every industry, from manufacturing to law firms. Earlier this year, a black editor…
  • Dec 18

    Unpaid Interns and Volunteers Covered by FEHA in 2015

    Unpaid Interns and Volunteers Covered by FEHA in 2015
    California law will now give unpaid interns and volunteers a number of the same legal protections as regular employees. Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees based…
  • Dec 15

    Joint Liability for Businesses and Contract Vendors in 2015

    Joint Liability for Businesses and Contract Vendors in 2015
    One of the reasons that using third-party vendors and other staffing companies is attractive to businesses, is that they were able to shift legal responsibilities elsewhere. Needing manpower didn’t require concern for worker…
Rank this Week: 1732

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/
  • Dec 19

    How Divorce Mediation Saves Your Family From Financial Ruin (PODCAST)

    How Divorce Mediation Saves Your Family From Financial Ruin (PODCAST)
    Welcome to California Divorce Mediator’s PODCAST explaining how divorce mediation can save the financial future of your children and your family.
  • Dec 17

    Advice On Effective Communication With Your Spouse From A Divorce Attorney

    Advice On Effective Communication With Your Spouse From A Divorce Attorney
    Most fights and disagreements in a relationship usually start by verbal tirades against one another. Effective communication is vital for the health and success of a relationship. Communication, however, can’t be limited to either…
  • Dec 15

    How Sexual Orientation, Religion And Handicap Affect Child Custody

    How Sexual Orientation, Religion And Handicap Affect Child Custody
    In a child custody case, people sometimes wonder if a parent’s sexual orientation, physical handicap, or religious beliefs have an impact or effect on child custody. Sexual Orientation It is fair to say that Orange County, California…
Rank this Week: 1813

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Congress Passes Omnibus Bill.

    Congress Passes Omnibus Bill.
    This weekend, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the majority of the government through September 2015, but will only fund DHS through February 2015. Although Senator Cruz (R-TX) attempted to defund the…
  • Dec 19

    Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña as Director of ICE

    Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña as Director of ICE
    Despite GOP objections, the Senate voted 55-39 to confirm Sarah Saldaña as the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ms. Saldaña will be the first Latina to lead the agency.
  • Dec 19

    The AAO sustained the appeal and withdrew the director’s decision,

    The AAO sustained the appeal and withdrew the director’s decision,
    The AAO sustained the appeal and withdrew the director’s decision, finding that the petitioner established by a preponderance of the evidence that the beneficiary’s duties as a chief operating officer were managerial.…
Rank this Week: 2675

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/
  • Dec 19

    This May Not Be Rocket Science, But Is NASAA’s Form D Filing Fee Legal?

    This May Not Be Rocket Science, But Is NASAA’s Form D Filing Fee Legal?
    Earlier this week, the North American Securities Administrators Association (aka NASAA) announced the launch of its Electronic Filing Depository (EFD).  The EFD allows issuers to file Form Ds in Rule 506 offerings online.  A number…
  • Dec 18

    9th Circuit Upholds Issue Preclusion In Subsequent Derivative Suit

    9th Circuit Upholds Issue Preclusion In Subsequent Derivative Suit
    Derivative suits rarely arrive alone.  When something goes awry, directors and officers can be expected to see multiple suits based on demand futility as well as wrongful demand refusal.  Often, suits will be filed at different…
  • Dec 17

    Ninth Circuit Requires Particularity In All Elements Of Securities Fraud Pleading

    Ninth Circuit Requires Particularity In All Elements Of Securities Fraud Pleading
    Sometimes, I find it useful to take a step back and review the legal standard applicable to securities fraud claims under Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5.  To stay in court, and securities litigation all about surviving motions to dismiss,…
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • Dec 19

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    The Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde Team Wish You and Yours a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year
  • Dec 12

    Zillow Sued Over Employment Practice

    Zillow Sued Over Employment Practice
    Online real estate company Zillow is the subject of several lawsuits that allege a hostile working environment. The latest was filed by former Zillow employee Jennifer Young, a 41 year-old single mother with two children. Young was employed…
  • Dec 4

    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 I hear 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. Our law firm, Sylvester Oppenheim…
Rank this Week: 880

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/
  • Dec 19

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – December 19, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – December 19, 2014
    This week, the Pakistan Taliban killed over 130 children in Peshawar in one of the most horrendous and despicable acts of terror directed at school children in modern history. Pakistan has lost more than 70,000 in 13 years to terror ……
  • Dec 18

    Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2014

    Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2014
    Here are some selected highlights from NEO Law Group over the past year that we hope you’ll find helpful. 2014 was also highlighted by an addition to Erin’s family and Michele’s graduation and passage of the bar…
  • Dec 15

    What Issues Should a Nonprofit Board Consider Annually?

    What Issues Should a Nonprofit Board Consider Annually?
    As the end of a year approaches, a nonprofit’s board of directors should begin to reflect on a number of issues involving governance and management of the organization to encourage its growth and success. Among the areas that boards…
Rank this Week: 890

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/
  • Dec 18

    The “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyer

    The “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyer
    The television ads are never-ending. You’ve all heard them. “The BEST personal injury lawyer in Sacramento” or ”the BEST in California” or perhaps even of the world. Truth is, the television ads are a lot of…
  • Dec 17

    Drunk Driving and the Holiday

    Drunk Driving and the Holiday
    Avoiding late night driving, especially on weekends or holidays, when possible. Obviously, if you are planning on a festive evening out, make arrangements for a designated drive, taxi or other car service. If you are out with a friend who…
  • Dec 16

    How Attorney’s Investigate Electrical Injurie

    How Attorney’s Investigate Electrical Injurie
    Electrical injuries are caused by high voltage electricity and can lead to death or serious injury. Small amounts of current, less than 700 ml.  can lead to fibrillation which can sometimes be helped with a defibrillator but current over…
Rank this Week: 368

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Richard Burt Law: Handling M&A Transaction

    Richard Burt Law: Handling M&A Transaction
    Smart merger and acquisition transactions can be a key component of business growth and on-going success. Business attorney Richard G. Burt is ready to assist at every stage of a merger or other acquisition transaction and to assure that the…
  • Dec 17

    Misleading Certificate of Status Solicitation

    Misleading Certificate of Status Solicitation
    The California Secretary of State has issued warnings about misleading certificate of status solicitations. Directors and officers of corporations and managers and members of limited liability companies (LLCs) should be wary of such…
  • Dec 8

    Out-of-State LLC Owning Property in California

    Out-of-State LLC Owning Property in California
    Many California residents are members of LLCs formed under the law of other states (often referred to as “foreign LLCs”). California, being hungry for tax revenue, often tries to tax the LLC on the ground that it is doing business…
Rank this Week: 1620

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Insider Trading is No Game: SEC’s Increased Scrutiny of Insider Info Spread on the Link

    Insider Trading is No Game: SEC’s Increased Scrutiny of Insider Info Spread on the Link
    The game of golf has long been associated with business owners getting together, enjoying a round or two and using the time together to work out deals. That’s all well and good when the parties stick to the rules of the game and laws…
  • Dec 11

    Directors, Not Corporations, Owe a Fiduciary Duty to Shareholder

    Directors, Not Corporations, Owe a Fiduciary Duty to Shareholder
    A corporation, in and of itself, is a legal entity. Laws have been established to encourage their creation to help the economy grow. It’s a vehicle by which investors can engage in business while limiting their financial and legal…
  • Dec 4

    Employment Practices of Franchisees and Franchisors Coming Under More Scrutiny

    Employment Practices of Franchisees and Franchisors Coming Under More Scrutiny
    One of the fundamental understandings of the franchisee/franchisor relationship is that the franchisee is an independent business responsible for its own human resources decisions. Plaintiff attorneys representing ex-employees and the federal…
Rank this Week: 1696

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

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

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    North Korea, Sony and California Stem Cell

    North Korea, Sony and California Stem Cell
    Lauren Miller, a California stem cell agency director, and Seth Rogen at the Los Angeles premier of "The Interview" on Dec. 11. The appearance coincidentally followed the agency's board meeting. Getty Photo, Michael TranIt…
  • Dec 16

    Former California Stem Cell CEO Zach Hall on Conflicts of Interest and Last Week's CIRM Board Voting

    Former California Stem Cell CEO Zach Hall on Conflicts of Interest and Last Week's CIRM Board Voting
    Conflict of interest issues have long been a difficult issue for the California stem cell agency, and so it was last week.The matter involved a proposal to reduce the indirect cost funding rate for both businesses and nonprofit institutions…
  • Dec 15

    Eleven Percent Stock Price Drop for StemCells, Inc., on Bad News From California Stem Cell Agency

    Eleven Percent Stock Price Drop for StemCells, Inc., on Bad News From California Stem Cell Agency
    Six month performance StemCells, Inc., stock priceYahoo chartThe stock price of StemCells, Inc., of Newark, Ca., plummeted nearly 11 percent today following a federal filing that it had lost its $19 million award from the California stem cell…
Rank this Week: 1408

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Dec 18

    Should California Employers Stop Providing PTO and Paid Vacation and Just Give Paid Sick Leave?

    Should California Employers Stop Providing PTO and Paid Vacation and Just Give Paid Sick Leave?
    Beginning on July 1, 2015, California employers will need to provide paid sick leave to pretty much all full-time, part-time, temporary and even on-call employees. As the year end approaches, many employers are revising their vacation, sick,…
  • Dec 17

    Probationary Periods, ACA and CA Law are Back in Sync (SB 1034)

    Probationary Periods, ACA and CA Law are Back in Sync (SB 1034)
    Last year many California employers were forced to adapt their traditional 90-day probationary periods to comport with a state-specific requirement imposing a maximum eligibility waiting period for benefits of 60 days. This created a…
  • Dec 17

    NLRB Alters Post-Arbitral Deferral Standard

    NLRB Alters Post-Arbitral Deferral Standard
    On December 15, 2014, in a split decision along party lines, the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) in Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc., overruled 30 year-old precedent that will needlessly undermine the…
Rank this Week: 1773