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San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    The False Claims Act: From Shoddy Civil War Uniforms to Costly Defense Contracts in 2014

    The False Claims Act: From Shoddy Civil War Uniforms to Costly Defense Contracts in 2014
    As readers of this blog know, the False Claims Act (“the Act”) is an important tool for combatting health care fraud. The Act allows our Northern California whistleblowers’ law firm to partner with private whistleblowers to…
  • Oct 17

    Bay Area’s Spike in Rents Presents Incentive for Landlords to Turn Over Unit

    Bay Area’s Spike in Rents Presents Incentive for Landlords to Turn Over Unit
    With the San Francisco Bay Area long one of the most desirable areas in the country to live in and apartments in short supply for a variety of reasons, there is little surprise that rents in the region would be among the highest in the…
  • Oct 17

    The Dangerous Intersection of Drowsy Driving and Big Rig Accident

    The Dangerous Intersection of Drowsy Driving and Big Rig Accident
    Few among us haven’t experienced it, you feel your eyes get heavy and begin to close only to startle yourself back to reality; a moment of extreme fatigue that is extremely frightening when it happens while you’re behind the…
Rank this Week: 2907

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/
  • Oct 20

    Divorce for Men

    Divorce for Men
    One of the popular marketing strategies for family law firms throughout San Diego County is promoting "divorce for men". From billboards to newspaper ads and firm websites, many law firms advertise a focus on "husbands and fathers" and…
  • Oct 14

    VA Disability Compensation and Divorce in San Diego

    VA Disability Compensation and Divorce in San Diego
    San Diego is known for its large population of military members and their families. In the San Diego County there are 16 naval and military installations of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. We at the Law Offices of Nancy…
  • Oct 13

    The Neely's File for Divorce

    The Neely's File for Divorce
    Stars of the hit Food Network show Down Home with the Neelys, Gina and Pat Neely are getting divorced after twenty (20) years of marriage. Gina and Pat were high school sweethearts and have built a family brand consisting of products and…
Rank this Week: 3081

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Oct 20

    California’s High Speed Rail Project. Are We Done With the Drama?

    California’s High Speed Rail Project. Are We Done With the Drama?
    Proponents of California’s high-speed rail project cleared a major hurdle this past week when the California Supreme Court declined to review a California Court of Appeals…
  • Oct 13

    Contractors: Beware the Subordination Clause

    Contractors: Beware the Subordination Clause
    Did you know that California is the only state in the country in which mechanics liens are a constitutional right? Tis true. Article XIV of the California Constitution…
  • Oct 8

    Reality TV, Voyeurism and the Thrills of Construction

    Reality TV, Voyeurism and the Thrills of Construction
    My wife was watching Project Runway when I ran across an advertisement on Enr.com for ConstructionCamTv which describes itself as “[a] new 24-hour live streaming channel…
Rank this Week: 1793

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: 661

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Wells Fargo Paying $5 Million to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Allegation

    Wells Fargo Paying $5 Million to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Allegation
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced last week that it reached a $5 million settlement with Wells Fargo to resolve claims that the company discriminated against pregnant women, new mothers, and women on maternity…
  • Oct 16

    Can I sue if an ambulance comes too slowly in San Francisco?

    Can I sue if an ambulance comes too slowly in San Francisco?
    The subject of emergency response time is a hot topic in San Francisco right now. Late last month, an ambulance responding to a car accident involving the wife of the mayor arrived after the 10 minute time standard set by the San Francisco…
  • Oct 13

    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Take Case of Muslim Teen not Hired at Abercrombie because of Headscarf

    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Take Case of Muslim Teen not Hired at Abercrombie because of Headscarf
    Several years ago, a Muslim teen applied for a sales associate job at the Abercrombie Kids clothing store at a mall in Tulsa. Abercrombie has a strict dress and appearance code, and mandates that employees not wear black. The applicant asked…
Rank this Week: 1718

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Oct 20

    Student Loans Through A Concise History of Bankruptcy Amendment

    Student Loans Through A Concise History of Bankruptcy Amendment
    History of 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8) The Debate The student loan exception to discharge has a fairly short, but interesting, history. Congress first established the Guaranteed Student Loan Program under the auspices of the Higher Education…
  • Oct 14

    Mortgage Servicing Statements in Bankruptcy Fraught With Error

    Mortgage Servicing Statements in Bankruptcy Fraught With Error
    What happens when you take a homeowner who defaults on their mortgage into bankruptcy to stop the foreclosure sale?  You get a situation that is disease ridden with errors.  Katie Porter (@MsKatiePorter) recently wrote about this…
  • Oct 6

    The Future of Bankruptcy Courts Through the Supreme Court Opinion

    The Future of Bankruptcy Courts Through the Supreme Court Opinion
    I feel like a groupie at a rock concert knowing that Erwin Chemerinsky was going to speak.  Lawyers know this name because he wrote many of the books and treatises we used in law school.  I thought about battling the judges,…
Rank this Week: 718

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    No Chief's Disease Here

    No Chief's Disease Here
    The California Highway Patrol, criticized in the past for exploitative "Chief's Disease," has a program in place that demonstrates that workers' compensation can accomplish amazing things when all of the right motivations are in all of the…
  • Oct 17

    The Long Arm of Failure

    The Long Arm of Failure
    How far do failed New York self-insurance trust issues go?Answer: All the way across the nation to the West Coast.In a lawsuit recently filed, California-based Waste Connections Inc. says it was duped because New York based Hudson Valley…
  • Oct 16

    Ebola and Work Comp

    Ebola and Work Comp
    As the Ebola scare was developing there was speculation about the applicability of workers' compensation to such cases.Now that 2 nurses have contracted the disease from occupational exposure the debate is not about AOE/COE, but how far this…
Rank this Week: 695

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/
  • Oct 20

    This Hobby Lobby Proposal Is Much Mistaken

    This Hobby Lobby Proposal Is Much Mistaken
    Suzanne Weakley, editor-in-chief of the CEB Business Law Practitioner, recently called my attention to this letter from six professors at U.C. Berkeley (Robert P. Bartlett III, Richard Buxbaum, Stavros Gadinis, Justin McCrary, Steven…
  • Oct 17

    The Point Of An Unenforceable Noncompete May Be Very Sharp Indeed

    The Point Of An Unenforceable Noncompete May Be Very Sharp Indeed
    Writing for Mother Jones, Kevin Drum recently asked “What’s the point of an unenforceable noncompete agreement?”  He posits two possible answers: First, it’s just boilerplate language they don’t really care…
  • Oct 16

    Why Including The Year Of Enactment Can Be Important

    Why Including The Year Of Enactment Can Be Important
    Several provisions of the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968 need to be brought up to date.  Section 25100(i) is one of them.  That section exempts from the qualification requirements of Sections 25110, 25120 and 25130…
Rank this Week: 467

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

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

    What Is a Supplemental (Special) Needs Trust?

    What Is a Supplemental (Special) Needs Trust?
    A supplemental needs trust, also known as a special needs trust, is a type of trust that can be used to provide resources for the benefit of a loved one with a disability who is enrolled in government benefit programs. We will look…
  • Oct 18

    Can a Living Trust Be Contested?

    Can a Living Trust Be Contested?
    Many people who have not explored all the facts assume that they should use a last will to state their final wishes. You can go this route if you want to, but there are some drawbacks that go along with the utilization of a last will. A will…
  • Oct 13

    Should I Use My Unified Exclusion to Give Gifts?

    Should I Use My Unified Exclusion to Give Gifts?
    There are taxes on asset transfers in the United States. We have a federal estate tax, and it carries a top rate of 40 percent. Everyone does not pay the federal estate tax, because there is a reasonably large credit or exclusion. At the…
Rank this Week: 1754

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/
  • Oct 19

    California Marijuana Legalization on a State and Local Level

    California Marijuana Legalization on a State and Local Level
    While there is no question that the country is moving toward legalization of marijuana, there is a question of who is driving the recent trend. Some laws are created at the state level, while local governments enact others. A recent…
  • Oct 17

    Three Arrested in Large Marijuana Grow Operation in California

    Three Arrested in Large Marijuana Grow Operation in California
    In the ever-changing climate of marijuana legalization and medical marijuana legislation, it is sometimes hard to predict what police will do in any given situation. According to a recent news article from 760 AM KFMB News in San Diego,…
  • Oct 15

    Couple Arrested for Facebook Marijuana Busine

    Couple Arrested for Facebook Marijuana Busine
    Despite more states decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana for medical use and distribution, the fact remains that marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Medical marijuana business owners must be wary of state regulations as well as…
Rank this Week: 536

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Free Report: Why Should I Have A Durable Power of Attorney in California

    Free Report: Why Should I Have A Durable Power of Attorney in California
    A truly comprehensive estate plan will address the eventualities that you may face during the latter portion of your life. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Incapacity Planning California Adult Conservatorship Durable Powers of…
  • Oct 16

    Free Report: What is an Elder Care Attorney?

    Free Report: What is an Elder Care Attorney?
    Elder care attorneys react to the needs of senior citizens. Many people are concerned about long-term care costs, and elder care attorneys provide solutions. Topics covered in this white paper include: Long-Term Care Costs Medicare Medi-Cal…
  • Oct 16

    What Is a Capital Gains Tax?

    What Is a Capital Gains Tax?
    There can be taxes that come into play when you are planning your estate. You should know the facts so that there are no misconceptions. In this post we will look at these taxes, with an emphasis on the capital gains tax. Federal Transfer…
Rank this Week: 1744

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Oct 19

    Why an attorney for a federal sentencing reduction?

    Why an attorney for a federal sentencing reduction?
    Several individuals have asked me why the need for an attorney to reduce federal drug sentences.  If the law is going to change, why do I need to hire a criminal defense lawyer? In the first place, the reduction in sentence is not…
  • Oct 19

    Por qué un abogado para las reducciones federales de oraciones?

    Por qué un abogado para las reducciones federales de oraciones?
    Varias personas me han preguntado por qué deben usar un abogado para reducir sus sentencias federales de narcoticas. Si la ley va a entrar en vigor, ¿por qué tengo que tener una sentencia reducida a un abogado? En primer…
  • Oct 12

    A Green Light For Federal Sentencing Reduction

    A Green Light For Federal Sentencing Reduction
      In less than three weeks, the biggest reform in federal sentencing law will go into effect unless in the unlikely event Congress decides to repeal the changes. The United States Sentencing Commission has voted unanimously to roll back…
Rank this Week: 4575

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/
  • Oct 19

    California Stem Cells, College Football and Succe

    California Stem Cells, College Football and Succe
    The $3 billion California stem cell agency this week will deal with the sort of odds that often figure in the financial fate of college football players.The issue at hand involves education, helping young people and setting priorities. Should…
  • Oct 15

    No Appeals Filed Yet in California's $44 Million Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Round

    No Appeals Filed Yet in California's $44 Million Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Round
    None of the rejected California universities seeking multimillion dollar grants to join the Golden State’s new, ambitious network of Alpha Stem Cell Clinics has yet filed an appeal of the decisions, the state stem cell agency said…
  • Oct 15

    California to Spend Up to $44 Million for Ambitious Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Plan

    California to Spend Up to $44 Million for Ambitious Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Plan
    California late next week is expected to plunk down as much as $44 million to help make the Golden State the global leader in stem cell research as well as a go-to location worldwide for patient stem cell therapies. The ambitious proposal…
Rank this Week: 180

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Oct 19

    Missed Meeting

    Missed Meeting
    QUESTION: I need to know how many times a board member can miss meetings consecutively before being removed from the board. ANSWER: There is nothing in the law about removing a director for missed meetings. That would be covered by your…
  • Oct 12

    Controlling Management

    Controlling Management
    QUESTION:Our management company is trying to take over all board duties. I for one am against that. Can a board member perform certain duties within the association–like talking to vendors and current contractors to get information for…
  • Sep 28

    Good Faith Requirement

    Good Faith Requirement
    QUESTION: I listened to your webinar last week on reserves and have a question. You said that directors must carry out their duties in “good faith.” What does that mean? ANSWER: As fiduciaries, boards are held to a higher…
Rank this Week: 1659

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Oct 18

    A short-lived defense of bureaucracy.

    A short-lived defense of bureaucracy.
    A couple of weeks someone was talking to me about how she wanted an accommodation from someone within a big bureaucracy. She did not get it and was perplexed and slightly angry that she got know. As she saw it, a little accommodation would…
  • Sep 28

    Recent Ninth Circuit Decision could be of monumental significance.

    Recent Ninth Circuit Decision could be of monumental significance.
    On September 5, 2014, the Ninth Circuit issued a very important decision, Torres-Valdivias v. Holder. The decision held that when seeking a discretionary benefit, an alien who committed a violent or dangerous crime will not receive that…
  • Sep 7

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.
    There was immigration-practice-related developments in the main stream news this week. First, the President announced that any executive orders he will make about immigration law will be after the November (2014) elections.  Also, it was…
Rank this Week: 4930

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Oct 18

    Mark Steyn On The CDC As The DMV With Test Tube

    Mark Steyn On The CDC As The DMV With Test Tube
    ML: Mark Steyn is back with us here, New York Times bestselling author. In fact, another new book coming out in just a couple of days on the 20th, officially, the Undocumented Mark Steyn: Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned, and…
  • Oct 17

    The Weeked To-Do List, And A Conversation With Dr. Ben Carson About Ebola

    The Weeked To-Do List, And A Conversation With Dr. Ben Carson About Ebola
    Well that was an interesting chat with Dr. Ben Carson.  Audio and transcript coming asap and will be posted below.  But first, the to-do list for the weekend. If you like in Colorado, Georgia, New Hampshire or North…
  • Oct 17

    Ron Klain and the Staffing of the Ebola Tsardom

    Ron Klain and the Staffing of the Ebola Tsardom
    Much criticism online about the president’s appointment of Ron Klain, which I think is very premature. President Obama was clearly going to want someone he knows and trusts if we are on the cusp of a domestic as well as an already…
Rank this Week: 2013

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/
  • Oct 18

    Fatal Nighttime Diving Accident

    Fatal Nighttime Diving Accident
    Although the weather is beginning to cool down around the country, diving remains a popular sport in Southern California.  Indeed, lobster diving takes place with frequency at this time of year.  However, fatal diving accidents…
  • Oct 10

    Brain Impairment at Younger Age for Tackle Football Player

    Brain Impairment at Younger Age for Tackle Football Player
    New Court Documents on NFL Brain Injuries Even after the NFL settlement related to concussions and traumatic brain injuries last summer, many former players are still not satisfied.  A current lawsuit accuses the NFL of “hiding…
  • Oct 3

    Patients at Risk of Injury in Smaller Military Hospital

    Patients at Risk of Injury in Smaller Military Hospital
    Many Californians are wondering about the outcome of a ballot initiative to raise the damages cap in medical malpractice claims. If the proposed legislation goes through, California residents who sustain injuries because of medical negligence…
Rank this Week: 1308

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Canadian Pilot Arrested for Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs Into John Wayne Airport

    Canadian Pilot Arrested for Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs Into John Wayne Airport
    A Canadian pilot and his passenger were arrested October 10, 2014 for allegedly trying to smuggle $2 million in ecstasy into John Wayne Airport. Giles Lapointe, 61 and Krista Boseley, 30 are in federal custody on charges of conspiracy to…
  • Oct 15

    Anaheim Physician Placed on Probation with the California Medical Board

    Anaheim Physician Placed on Probation with the California Medical Board
    Dr. Violeta Moyer De Jesus was placed on five years of probation by the California Medical Board after the board found her unsafe to practice safely due to her bipolar condition. Dr. De Jesus was subjected to a psychiatric evaluation las…
  • Oct 15

    Laguna Niguel Man Arrested For Attacking Real Estate Agent

    Laguna Niguel Man Arrested For Attacking Real Estate Agent
    23-year-old John Glenn, a transient has been arrested for attacking a real estate agent last weekend. The real estate agent, a 55-year-old woman was punched in the face and put in a choke hold just after 1:00 p.m. The woman was attacked from…
Rank this Week: 234

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County

    Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County
    Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County is yet another example of a package delivery service trying to classify its drivers as independent contractors instead of employees to avoid paying overtime and benefits. This case was heard…
  • Oct 13

    L.A. Call Center Sued for Sexual Harassment

    L.A. Call Center Sued for Sexual Harassment
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will often be the first to intervene in the event of discrimination or another violation against an employee. In a recent case, the federal agency has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles…
  • Oct 11

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Over Mandatory Arbitration Clause

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Over Mandatory Arbitration Clause
    New hires are often required to sign contracts and some employers will include a mandatory arbitration clause in these agreements. A recent case highlights some of the legal issues that may come arise when an employee is forced to sign a…
Rank this Week: 1562

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Oct 18

    Join Us at the ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Seminar

    Join Us at the ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Seminar
    For those of you interested in hearing from eminent domain experts across the United States on hot topic condemnation issues, I hope you’ll join us at the ALI-CLE’s 32nd Annual Eminent domain and Land Valuation Litigation Program.…
  • Oct 17

    $1 Billion Dollars Headed to Infrastructure Around the State

    $1 Billion Dollars Headed to Infrastructure Around the State
    At its meeting last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $1 billion for local streets, highways and public transit.  This means a significant amount of money will be available for city, county and regional…
  • Oct 7

    Public Projects and Business Losses – Who Gets What and When?

    Public Projects and Business Losses – Who Gets What and When?
    Most of us have been inconvenienced by road construction or other public works.  Streets can be more congested, exits closed, and traffic re-routed, making it more difficult to get to the restaurants, yogurt shops, book stores and other…
Rank this Week: 3772

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 4871

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2942

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    I’m Becoming a TAS Fanboy

    I’m Becoming a TAS Fanboy
    I know I’ve said some harsh (maybe even disparaging) comments about the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) in the past.  My comments have usually been related to the “quasi independent” nature of this service and how they…
  • Oct 15

    IRS and the Plain Writing Act

    IRS and the Plain Writing Act
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently audited the IRS’ compliance with the Plain Writing Act of 2010.  The Plain Writing Act is not what you think.  It doesn’t restrict descriptive…
  • Oct 9

    IRS: The Raiders of Government Agencie

    IRS: The Raiders of Government Agencie
    Usually when people are dressed in black surrounding a hole in a solemn ceremony, its a funeral.  But Tony Sparano, the interim head coach of the 0-4 Oakland Raiders, gathered the team for a special symbolic football burial this…
Rank this Week: 619

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Oct 17

    What are the Elements of a Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Charge in the South Bay?

    What are the Elements of a Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Charge in the South Bay?
     California Penal Code §647 defines several different scenarios in which a person may be charged with lewd or lascivious conduct. One of the most common scenarios in which many of our clients find themselves, is when they are…
  • Oct 14

    Potential Sentence for Driving with a Suspended License

    Potential Sentence for Driving with a Suspended License
    Many people believe that a violation of Vehicle Code §14601 is an infraction and does not care with it significant consequences or penalties. This is not true. Driving with a suspended license is a serious charge, and can result in a…
  • Oct 6

    Can I Expunge a Los Angeles DUI?

    Can I Expunge a Los Angeles DUI?
    What is an Expungement? An Expungement basically allows certain criminal records to be sealed. This means that if you are applying for a job or a financial institution, home loan or otherwise, they would not be able to see your criminal…
Rank this Week: 3026

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/
  • Oct 17

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)
    The Court of Appeal confirms today that when CCP says that you have to have "three judges" on the panels that hears appeals, it really means "three".  Not two.  Three.  Even if two judges are enough to issue a judgment.You…
  • Oct 17

    Nixon Peabody v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)

    Nixon Peabody v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)
    Here are two hypotheticals.  Tell me how you think each one should come out.Hypothetical One.  Plaintiff files a state court lawsuit through counsel, plaintiff and his attorney decide to dismiss the lawsuit and refile it, and…
  • Oct 16

    People v. Blakely (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 16, 2014)

    People v. Blakely (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 16, 2014)
    Ordinarily you'd be happy if someone told you that you were pretty clearly sane.But the contrary is true when that person is a trial judge holding that the evidence of your sanity is so clear that she's taking this issue away from the jury.…
Rank this Week: 484

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/
  • Oct 17

    High School Principal Alleges Discrimination

    High School Principal Alleges Discrimination
    Discrimination in the workplace is always a hot topic. Usually, allegations of discrimination are brought by members of a specifically protected group. That's not the case with a recent lawsuit filed in New Jersey. High school principal Mae…
  • Oct 10

    Energy Drinks Leading to Increased Litigation

    Energy Drinks Leading to Increased Litigation
    Deceptive and misleading advertising, deaths and heart attacks are among the claims in lawsuits filed against energy drink makers. Vermont, Washington and Oregon have sued Living Essentials, makers of 5-Hour Energy for “deceptive and…
  • Sep 29

    Virginia Student May Sue a Principal for a Cell Phone Search

    Virginia Student May Sue a Principal for a Cell Phone Search
    A Virginia federal district court recently ruled that a student has the right to sue his high school principal after the school official conducted a search of the student's cell phone. The student, identified in the lawsuit only as W.S.G.,…
Rank this Week: 1194

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/
  • Oct 17

    Summary of October 15, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of October 15, 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, October 15, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Oct 17

    “Courting Corruption: The Auctioning of the Judicial System”

    “Courting Corruption: The Auctioning of the Judicial System”
    Norm Ornstein writes in The Atlantic about the post-Citizens United world of judicial elections.  Judicial elections, he says, “are no way to select impartial and high-quality jurists.  But judicial elections in the age of…
  • Oct 17

    Single act/multiple convictions opinion filing Monday; first opinion since August

    Single act/multiple convictions opinion filing Monday; first opinion since August
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Gonzalez, which raises the issue whether the defendant was properly convicted of both oral copulation of an unconscious person and oral copulation of an intoxicated…
Rank this Week: 525

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    5 Guardianship Clauses You Need in Your California Will

    5 Guardianship Clauses You Need in Your California Will
    Writing a will is one of the most important things that you can do for your children: you are ensuring that they will be taken care of after you are gone – both financially and emotionally. However, the time and effort that you put into…
  • Oct 16

    Qualified Domestic Trust (QDOT) Frequently Asked Question

    Qualified Domestic Trust (QDOT) Frequently Asked Question
    When an international couple comes into our office to plan their estate, they often have a lot of questions about qualified domestic trusts (QDOTs) – especially if they own a significant amount of property or assets. Below, we’ve…
  • Oct 15

    Recognizing the Signs of Special Needs Financial Abuse

    Recognizing the Signs of Special Needs Financial Abuse
    This month we have been discussing financial planning for your special needs child as well as how to protect your child from financial abuse and financial issues after you can no longer care for him or her. One of the best ways that you can…
Rank this Week: 4725

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
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
  • Oct 15

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event
    The following is a guest blog post by Elizabeth G. Blust, a solo practitioner in San Diego. Her practice focuses mainly on estate planning and probate. Law is her second career following over ten years in real estate development. So you want…
  • Oct 10

    4 Preliminary Questions for Every Deposition You Take

    4 Preliminary Questions for Every Deposition You Take
    Before you get to the substantive questions, make sure to ask these four important preliminary questions in every deposition you take. Is the deponent on medication or suffering from an illness? Ask questions about what medications, if any,…
Rank this Week: 224

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
  • Oct 15

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event
    The following is a guest blog post by Elizabeth G. Blust, a solo practitioner in San Diego. Her practice focuses mainly on estate planning and probate. Law is her second career following over ten years in real estate development. So you want…
  • Oct 10

    4 Preliminary Questions for Every Deposition You Take

    4 Preliminary Questions for Every Deposition You Take
    Before you get to the substantive questions, make sure to ask these four important preliminary questions in every deposition you take. Is the deponent on medication or suffering from an illness? Ask questions about what medications, if any,…
Rank this Week: 2933

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/
  • Oct 17

    Zombies Have IP Too

    Zombies Have IP Too
    Zombies have become part of our lives.  We are fascinated with vampires, but we are obsessed with zombies. Our obsession is best evidenced by the tremendous success of AMC’s television series “The Walking Dead,” about…
  • Oct 10

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex
    In this author’s opinion, I believe that most consumers see wine, beer and mineral water as unrelated products and would not believe that beer, wine or mineral water that share similar trademark elements (e.g., similar words or similar…
  • Oct 3

    New Jersey Woman Refuses to “Let It Go.”

    New Jersey Woman Refuses to “Let It Go.”
    You don’t have to be a Disney enthusiast like myself to be familiar with its latest blockbuster franchise, Frozen.  To date, the film has grossed over 1.2 billion dollars in worldwide box office revenue, making it the…
Rank this Week: 313

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/
  • Oct 17

    How an Attorney Can Help With Your Small Busine

    How an Attorney Can Help With Your Small Busine
    Deciding to start a small business can be both exciting and stressful, and seeing your business succeed can be highly rewarding. The reality of starting a small business is, however, that forming and running a business is generally far from…
  • Oct 10

    4 Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make

    4 Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make
    As much as you may want to avoid litigation when it comes to your business, conflicts arise and are sometimes unavoidable as a cost of running a successful business. While you and your business partners may have other philosophies on…
  • Oct 3

    5 Items to Include in a Real Estate Purchase Contract

    5 Items to Include in a Real Estate Purchase Contract
    5 Items to Include in a Real Estate Purchase Contract When you make an offer on real estate you want to buy, there can be a lot of paperwork involved. Many additions to real estate purchase contracts are obvious, such as the address of the…
Rank this Week: 4665

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Oct 17

    Friday's Five: Five answers to common questions about severance pay and severance agreement

    Friday's Five: Five answers to common questions about severance pay and severance agreement
    Severance pay is not required under California law. However, employers who have potential disputes with employees that are leaving employment should consider whether offering severance pay in exchange for a signed severance agreement…
  • Oct 10

    Five tips about tips under California law

    Five tips about tips under California law
    Today's Friday's Five provides a few points for employers to consider who have employees that receive gratuities. California law is very specific regarding gratuities left for employees, and since tips are property of the employee, employers…
  • Oct 3

    Friday's Five: Five things California employers should not forget about meal and rest break

    Friday's Five: Five things California employers should not forget about meal and rest break
    Back to some basics with this Friday’s Five. This post revisits some meal and rest break requirements. It has been a couple of years since the California Supreme Court issued it groundbreaking ruling in Brinker Restaurant Group v.…
Rank this Week: 1007

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/
  • Oct 17

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting a Hot Topic Call on legal issues for the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors. If you’re interested in viewing the accompanying slide deck, you can download it by clicking Hot Topics in…
  • Oct 17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014
    My week started in Houston speaking at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference and visiting the awesome dinosaur exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Have a listen to Was (Not Was)’s Walk the Dinosaur while perusing our…
  • Oct 14

    Fiscal Sponsorship: A Valuable Option for Grantmakers and Grantee

    Fiscal Sponsorship: A Valuable Option for Grantmakers and Grantee
      Yesterday, I had the honor of participating on a panel discussing fiscal sponsorship at the 2014 Grantmakers in the Arts 2014 Conference in Houston. Frances Phillips (Walter and Elise Haas Fund), Melanie Beene (consultant,…
Rank this Week: 1341

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/
  • Oct 17

    Tarrytown Dutch

    Tarrytown Dutch
    Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, New York...
  • Oct 17

    Photoshop This: Say it ain't so, Tom Corbett.

    Photoshop This: Say it ain't so, Tom Corbett.
    Since 2011, a former law partner of mine, Tom Corbett, a first-rate trial lawyer and past U.S. Attorney, has been the Republican governor of Pennsylvania. Not bad, considering that Pennsylvania, like its neighbor New Jersey, has been steadily…
  • Oct 17

    Photoshop This: Say it ain't so, Tom Corbett.

    Photoshop This: Say it ain't so, Tom Corbett.
    Since 2011, a former law partner of mine, Tom Corbett, a first-rate trial lawyer and past U.S. Attorney, has been the Republican governor of Pennsylvania since 2011. Not bad, considering that Pennsylvania, like its neighbor New Jersey, has…
Rank this Week: 2266

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    Oasis Frontman's Divorce Complicates Child Support Trial

    Oasis Frontman's Divorce Complicates Child Support Trial
    The famed singer of band Oasis is facing issues with a child-support settlement that depends on the finalization of the divorce with his estranged wife in England. Liam Gallagher split from his wife in London after it was revealed that he had…
  • Oct 16

    Wife of American Idol Host Files for Divorce

    Wife of American Idol Host Files for Divorce
    After 19 years of marriage, the wife of former "American Idol" host has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Friendly Divorce for Randy and Erika The couple was married in 1995 and remained…
  • Oct 15

    Cooking Show Couple Calls it Quit

    Cooking Show Couple Calls it Quit
    After twenty years of marriage, Food Network cooking hosts and stars of "Down Home with the Neelys" are getting a divorce. The couple dated while in high school and have one adult daughter from their marriage, and one daughter from a previous…
Rank this Week: 286

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Oct 17

    Get Out From Under Student Loans In Half The Time

    Get Out From Under Student Loans In Half The Time
    Work full time for a governmental agency or non-profit, and you can discharge your federal student loans after 10 years of payments. Regardless of the balance. Tax free. And regardless of the job you hold in a qualifying employer. Rich man,…
  • Oct 14

    Tax Trap When You Settle Debts Outside Of Bankruptcy

    Tax Trap When You Settle Debts Outside Of Bankruptcy
    Trying to decide between bankruptcy and debt settlement as the better path to financial health? Own a home? Here’s the killer reason why bankruptcy alone protects you from a serious tax consequence down the road. Debt forgiven…
  • Oct 9

    The Secret Bankruptcy Discharge For Community Property

    The Secret Bankruptcy Discharge For Community Property
      Psst! Let me tell you a secret about bankruptcy law. You can get 3/4 of the benefits of a bankruptcy discharge without ever going near a bankruptcy court if you are a married person in California, or any other community property…
Rank this Week: 801

California Employment and HR Law…

California Employment and HR Law Blog

Covers employment and HR law. By Micah K. Nilsson.

http://www.californiaemploymentlaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1702

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Oct 16

    The US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC

    The US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC
    The US Supreme Court does not review many antitrust cases. So when they do, it is kind of a big deal for antitrust attorneys around the world. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v.…
  • Oct 9

    Can You Make Money From an Antitrust Hedge Fund?

    Can You Make Money From an Antitrust Hedge Fund?
    So here’s an idea. Let me know what you think: A hedge fund or other investment vehicle centered on antitrust analysis. I’ll explain. As you might know, I am an antitrust attorney. And I write a blog on antitrust and competition…
  • Oct 2

    Classic Antitrust Cases: Leegin and Resale-Price Maintenance Agreement

    Classic Antitrust Cases: Leegin and Resale-Price Maintenance Agreement
    Some antitrust questions are easy: Is price-fixing among competitors a Sherman Act violation? Yes, of course it is. But there is one issue that is not only a common occurrence but also engenders great controversy among antitrust attorneys and…
Rank this Week: 2004

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Los Angeles Driver Posts Dashcam Video of Near Accident

    Los Angeles Driver Posts Dashcam Video of Near Accident
    A person with the username "habloconleche" recently posted a reddit video of some of the things seen, including many near car accidents, while driving around Los Angeles. The short video, which can be seen on laist, is shot from a dashcam in…
  • Aug 27

    BOBCAT KILLED BY HIT & RUN MOTORIST ON OLD TOPANGA CANYON ROAD, CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA - REMINDER TO DRIVE CAREFULLY

    BOBCAT KILLED BY HIT & RUN MOTORIST ON OLD TOPANGA CANYON ROAD, CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA - REMINDER TO DRIVE CAREFULLY
    A beautiful young bobcat was tragically struck by a hit and run car on Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas, California, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at about 8:20 a.m. The bobcat was crossing the street when a white car, traveling in a…
  • Aug 22

    Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Calabasas Gas Station Accident

    Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Calabasas Gas Station Accident
    According to the Los Angeles Times, a man suffered serious leg injuries today when a 1,000 pound sign fell on his legs at a Mobil gas station in Calabasas. The Calabasas gas station accident apparently occurred when he was working on a sign…
Rank this Week: 535

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Oct 16

    Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Part of Every California Contract

    Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Part of Every California Contract
    This post discusses and explains the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. For decades, courts have held that this covenant is implied in every California contract. Purpose of Good Faith and Fair Dealing In 1942, the California Supreme…
  • Oct 9

    Under RULLCA Operating Agreements Have Limit

    Under RULLCA Operating Agreements Have Limit
    At the beginning of this year, the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) took effect. (See RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014.) This post discusses how under RULLCA operating agreements for LLCs have…
  • Oct 6

    How to Perfect an Intellectual Property Security Interest

    How to Perfect an Intellectual Property Security Interest
    Last week I explained what a security interest is and how it can be perfected, i.e., made effective against third parties. (See What is a Security Interest, and Why Should I Care?) This post discusses how to perfect an intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 3940

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Oct 16

    California Takes Firm Stand Against Driver’s License Discrimination

    California Takes Firm Stand Against Driver’s License Discrimination
    California just added the circumstances under which an individual was issued a driver’s license to the list of categories protected by the Fair Employment and Housing Act. What’s that you say? You were unaware of…
  • Oct 14

    Thinking About Outsourcing? Think Again. (AB 1897)

    Thinking About Outsourcing? Think Again. (AB 1897)
    Guest post by Los Angeles associate, Connie Chen. Since Governor Brown signed AB 1897 on September 28, 2014, many businesses are likely wondering whether the new law, California Labor Code § 2810.3, will increase their liability when…
  • Oct 9

    5 Blogs for the Price of 1

    5 Blogs for the Price of 1
    I’ve posted before about Fox Rothschild’s dominance of the legal blogosphere. But in this post, I want to highlight the variety of our employment-related blogs. We have: California Employment Law – But you knew that.…
Rank this Week: 1942

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and laws. By Jacob J. Sapochnick.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    National Interest Waiver: What is it and how to obtain it

    National Interest Waiver: What is it and how to obtain it
    In this video, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq, will explain what a National Interest Waiver provision is and eligibility. For more information and eligibility questions please contact our office. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Youtube,…
  • Oct 6

    I601A Waiver What if my spouse is outside the US already?

    I601A Waiver What if my spouse is outside the US already?
    In this video, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain the I-601A waiver process for a spouse that is outside of  the United States. Who is not eligible to apply for a provisional waiver in the United States?…
  • Sep 30

    Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick responds to New Law Allowing Unaccompanied Minors to Seek Legal Representation

    Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick responds to New Law Allowing Unaccompanied Minors to Seek Legal Representation
    In this news segment with CBS8, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  discusses a new bill signed into law on Saturday, September 27, by California Governor Jerry Brown. The new law appropriated $3 million to nonprofit organizations who…
Rank this Week: 4096

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: 3593

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers,…

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Blog

Covers safety and personal injury news.

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

    Traffic Safety and Awareness Walk

    Traffic Safety and Awareness Walk
    Traffic Safety and Awareness Walk Community members from Santa Maria recently participated in 2014’s Traffic Safety and Awareness Memorial Walk at Preisker Park. Loved ones of Matthew O’Neill, a cyclist who was struck and killed…
  • Oct 16

    Montecito Motorcycle Crash

    Montecito Motorcycle Crash
    Montecito Motorcycle Crash On Monday, a crash involving a motorcycle and a car sent one person to the hospital. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened at about 10:20 a.m. on East Valley Road at a four-way…
  • Oct 16

    Fatal One-Car Crash in Escondido

    Fatal One-Car Crash in Escondido
    Fatal One-Car Crash in Escondido Early Sunday morning, a one-car crash in Escondido fatally injured two people. According to ABC Channel 10 News, the wreck happened just after 3:00 a.m. on Bear Valley Parkway. For currently unknown reasons,…
Rank this Week: 179