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Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3004

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jan 29

    How Being Rude to Your Boss Can Ruin Your Wrongful Termination Case

    How Being Rude to Your Boss Can Ruin Your Wrongful Termination Case
    Suppose your boss engages in what’s clear to be a discriminatory conduct toward you because of your age, race, gender, or because the employer is really unhappy that you filed a workers comp claim or harassment complaint. You are not…
  • Jan 18

    How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case

    How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case
    The post How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case appeared first on San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blog.
  • Jan 15

    Partners Are Protected from Retaliation for Reporting Harassment / Discrimination

    Partners Are Protected from Retaliation for Reporting Harassment / Discrimination
    In Fitzemons v California Emergency Physicans Med. Group 205 Cal.App. 4th 1423 (2012), the Appellate Court held that the anti-retaliation provisions of FEHA (Fair Employment and Housing Act) protect not only employees but also partners in a…
Rank this Week: 1259

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    CA Supreme Court: Employer Lawfully Fired Employee on CFRA Leave Who Violated Employer's Policy

    CA Supreme Court: Employer Lawfully Fired Employee on CFRA Leave Who Violated Employer's Policy
    The California Supreme Court did not decide whether an employer's "honest belief" that an employee is misusing family or medical leave is a defense to a claim against an employer for violating the California Family Rights Act.  Instead,…
  • Jan 29

    California Employers: A Reminder from CalOSHA

    California Employers: A Reminder from CalOSHA
    CalOSHA reminds employers to post their Form 300A, which must include any reportable injury or death during the previous reporting period.  See the handy press release here, which contains links to forms and other informationSHAW VALENZA…
  • Jan 25

    A Pot Pourri of Recent Employment Law Decision

    A Pot Pourri of Recent Employment Law Decision
    Here are some recent significant California employment law developments I missed. Long post, but chock full of employment law goodness. Or something:Employer's Summary Judgment on Disability Discrimination and Related ClaimsThe court of…
Rank this Week: 863

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/
  • Jan 29

    Hearing Loss due to Medication

    Hearing Loss due to Medication
      Recently a neighbor informed me that he was experiencing loss of hearing and tinnitus. Initially, I assumed this was age related. He went on to explain however that this was a side effect of a medication he was recently prescribed.…
  • Jan 29

    A Dog Owners Legal Defense

    A Dog Owners Legal Defense
    Does a dog owners legal defenses hold up in court if their dog bite’s someone?         In California, when a dog bite’s any person, the dog owner is held liable for any damages sustained by the victim. The Law…
  • Jan 29

    Children in Car Seat

    Children in Car Seat
    The reason for these car seat laws is that the standard adult seat belt does not fit a small child correctly. To avoid more serious injuries, the lap belt should not sit at the abdomen, but rest at the upper thighs/pelvic area. The shoulder…
Rank this Week: 3631

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jan 29

    Congressman Mike Pompeo On The New Document Dump On The Benghazi Committee

    Congressman Mike Pompeo On The New Document Dump On The Benghazi Committee
    Congressman Mike Pompeo is a member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi and he joined me today to discuss the massive document dump on the Committee by the Department of State and plans for the appearance of former Secretary of State…
  • Jan 29

    Defining Hillary Down

    Defining Hillary Down
    As Marco Rubio collects early support from key supporters, Scott Walker surges in grass roots’ awareness, Chris Christie organizes his fundraising, Jeb Bush wins the Murdoch primary, and Mitt Romney launches Campaign 3.0, the key…
  • Jan 28

    “SOTU Address: No Middle Class Economics but Lots of Spin” by Clark Judge

    “SOTU Address: No Middle Class Economics but Lots of Spin” by Clark Judge
    The weekly column from Clark Judge: SOTU Address: No Middle Class Economics but Lots of Spin By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; Chairman, Pacific Research Institute Last week President Obama delivered his…
Rank this Week: 1938

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Successful I-601A Waiver Case with Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.

    Successful I-601A Waiver Case with Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.
    In this video, we cover a successful I-601A Waiver case. For legal advice please visit us at www.h1b.biz Remember to follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Jan 20

    Self-Employment H1B and Start Up Work Visa Issue

    Self-Employment H1B and Start Up Work Visa Issue
    In this video, we cover the requirements for winning self employment H1B and the possibility of whether an H1B can lead to a Green Card. Did you know that forty percent of Fortune 500 companies in the United States were started by immigrants…
  • Jan 14

    My H1B or L1 Visa Was Denied, What Next?

    My H1B or L1 Visa Was Denied, What Next?
    You have applied for an H1B or L1 Visa and have been denied? What next? Our office has extensive experience assisting clients in filing H-1B petitions. We also help clients who are considering their options if the case is denied. Filing a…
Rank this Week: 4089

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/
  • Jan 29

    People v. Ramirez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 28, 2015)

    People v. Ramirez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 28, 2015)
    There's the old saying that you shouldn't bring a knife to a gunfight.  But what about a fistfight?  It's obvious you should bring your fists.  But what about a gun?  Just in case?What about if it's definitely going to be…
  • Jan 29

    Johnson v. Dept of Justice (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Jan. 29, 2015)

    Johnson v. Dept of Justice (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Jan. 29, 2015)
    Why does today's opinion by the California Supreme Court, which overrules the Court's eight-year old Equal Protection decision in Hofsheier, remind me of the old Gilda Radner skit.
  • Jan 28

    Harb v. City of Bakersfield (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 23, 2015)

    Harb v. City of Bakersfield (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 23, 2015)
    It's yet another drunk driver.  Routine.The guy loses control of his car and drives onto the sidewalk.  He's slurring his words, as usual.  He leaves the wrecked car and takes a pee in the bushes.  He's disoriented and…
Rank this Week: 2265

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2969

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Recent developments and analysis in commercial and consumer bankruptcy and insolvency issues. By MacDonald | Fernandez LLP.

http://calbk.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 734

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jan 29

    California Supreme Court: “Honest Belief” Defense Still Unsettled

    California Supreme Court: “Honest Belief” Defense Still Unsettled
    Today, the California Supreme Court upheld an arbitrator’s ruling in favor of an employer in a California Family Rights Act (CFRA) case. However, the Court avoided the main question that many wanted answered: Is an employer’s…
  • Jan 28

    February 1 – Form 300A Posting Requirement

    February 1 – Form 300A Posting Requirement
    HRWatchdog would like to remind employers that they must post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2014 at their place of business no later than February 1, 2015. Employers are required to post only the summary…
  • Jan 27

    Live Webinar on February 19: How to Pay by the Rules in California

    Live Webinar on February 19: How to Pay by the Rules in California
    California goes beyond federal law and requires more of employers when it comes to wage-and-hour laws. Properly classifying and paying employees gets complicated, so it’s important to pay by the rules to avoid fines or legal trouble…
Rank this Week: 4121

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Information on tort law in California. By Glotzer & Sweat LLP.

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Jan 29

    Most Dangerous Intersections in Los Angele

    Most Dangerous Intersections in Los Angele
    The most dangerous intersections in Los Angeles according to the most recent data statistics are, not surprisingly, all located in areas of high vehicle and foot traffic in downtown L.A., South Central Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.…
  • Jan 28

    California Evidence Limitations in Sexual Assault Claim

    California Evidence Limitations in Sexual Assault Claim
    California evidence limitations in sexual assault claims in civil actions for money damages are set up to protect the victim from having their entire sexual history made “fair game.”  California statutes and case law have set…
  • Jan 27

    Fire Accident Attorney Los Angele

    Fire Accident Attorney Los Angele
    As a fire accident attorney in Los Angeles who has represented victims of fires in both residential and commercial structures, I can tell you that these cases are heartbreaking.  Large scale infernos or even small house fires can cause…
Rank this Week: 1765

Higbee & Associates News

Higbee & Associates News

Covers law firm news.

http://www.higbeeassociates.com/news/
  • Jan 29

    Higbee & Associates Continues Tradition of Serving Veteran

    Higbee & Associates Continues Tradition of Serving Veteran
    Attorney Mathew Higbee of Higbee & Associates gave a presentation at an event for veterans at The California Endowment Conference Center in Los Angeles on the 27th of January. The daylong event, entitled “The…
  • Mar 31

    Another Successful Published Appeal for H&A

    Another Successful Published Appeal for H&A
    Recordgone.com, a division of the Law Firm of Higbee and Associates, recently defended an appeal of a granted California expungement. The question in the case was whether a conviction for an attempted violation of section 288(a) could be…
  • Mar 12

    Canada Takes Steps to Initiate an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Program

    Canada Takes Steps to Initiate an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Program
    Canada is working to improve border security by proposing the implementation of the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirement. Under this proposal citizens from countries other than the United States that do not currently require a…
Rank this Week: 1906

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage modification and short sales. By Nick Gebelt.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Jan 29

    The Feds Are Fishing For Loan Shark Collector

    The Feds Are Fishing For Loan Shark Collector
    Many ― but not all ― debt collectors working for loan sharks are alleged humans who do the bidding of the dark side of the force.  I have written about abusive debt collectors several times, in unflattering terms.  It…
  • Jan 23

    Obamacare And Bankruptcy

    Obamacare And Bankruptcy
    One of the putative motivations for enacting Obamacare (a.k.a. The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act; have fun reading it, and make sure you have industrial quantities of coffee on hand) was to ensure that no one would be financially…
  • Jan 22

    Can The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Seize Your Postpetition Commissions?

    Can The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Seize Your Postpetition Commissions?
    I recently answered a question posed by a fellow bankruptcy attorney, and thought you might find the discussion interesting. Here’s an edited version of my colleague’s question: A Chapter 7 debtor who is a real estate broker had…
Rank this Week: 3802

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/
  • Jan 29

    Evaluation of California's Stem Cell CEO Caps Today's Board Meeting

    Evaluation of California's Stem Cell CEO Caps Today's Board Meeting
    Directors of the California stem cell agency have gone into executive session to discuss evaluation of its new president, Randy Mills, who has been on the job since last May. No major additional action is expected from the board. The…
  • Jan 29

    From Fraud Checks to Unspent Funds: California's Proposed Rules for Stem Cell Researcher

    From Fraud Checks to Unspent Funds: California's Proposed Rules for Stem Cell Researcher
    The California stem cell agency today put off adoption of  new rules for the way it will hand out its last $1 billion, speeding the money to researchers and attempting to improve the quality of research proposals. The agency's staff…
  • Jan 29

    Stem Cell Research Training Program Terminated by California

    Stem Cell Research Training Program Terminated by California
    The California stem cell agency today scuttled its first grant program, a $131 million effort to train stem cell scholars at time when researchers were backing away from the field.The 29-member governing board voted, 14-5, to end the program…
Rank this Week: 327

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/
  • Jan 29

    Another rehearing alert: 5-2 Supreme Court overrules sex offender registration precedent

    Another rehearing alert: 5-2 Supreme Court overrules sex offender registration precedent
    Finding the “constitutional analysis faulty” in its own 2006 decision regarding the Sex Offender Registration Act, a 5-2 Supreme Court this morning overruled that case — People v. Hofsheier (2006) 37 Cal.4th 1185.  The…
  • Jan 29

    Supreme Court confirms pro-employer arbitration award

    Supreme Court confirms pro-employer arbitration award
    The Supreme Court this morning ruled in favor of an employer who had obtained a favorable arbitration award based on the federal “honest belief” defense to federal and state statutory claims by an employee who was fired while on…
  • Jan 28

    Sex offender registration, medical leave employment/arbitration opinions filing tomorrow

    Sex offender registration, medical leave employment/arbitration opinions filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file opinions in the last two undecided cases from the November calendar.  In one of the cases, the court has signaled that it might take the relatively rare step of overruling one of its own…
Rank this Week: 4623

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    The IRS is Confused Enough on their Own; Don’t Make it Worse

    The IRS is Confused Enough on their Own; Don’t Make it Worse
    Good thing I have this blog as a place to vent my frustrations with the IRS.  It has been like my therapist over the years. I can really identify with Robert Wood’s article today about 1099 forms.  It was obviously ……
  • Jan 28

    New Modesto tax relief announced

    New Modesto tax relief announced
    The City of Modesto recently announced details of a new tax relief and cash incentive program to lure businesses to downtown Modesto. The tax breaks apply variably to new businesses and existing businesses. The new Modesto tax relief program…
  • Jan 27

    Best IRS phone scam – 844-271-8465

    Best IRS phone scam – 844-271-8465
    I recently received an email from a tax client with a very serious tax problem that my tax law firm has been handling. My tax client was very concerned that the Internal Revenue Service left him a threating message on … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2953

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 29

    Looking to Divorce in 2015?

    Looking to Divorce in 2015?
    January is known to attorneys as "Divorce Month," As this is the time of year that people choose to follow through with New Year's resolutions and make necessary changes to their lives. This does not go to say that anyone makes the decision…
  • Jan 28

    5 Financial Tips for Divorce

    5 Financial Tips for Divorce
    In many cases, getting a divorce is a complicated and messy process. Even in situations where the couple is amicable and agrees to end the relationship without any hard feelings, there is still the division of property and debts, assets, and…
  • Jan 27

    Patrick Dempsey Ends 15 Year Marriage

    Patrick Dempsey Ends 15 Year Marriage
    After 15 years of marriage, actor Patrick Dempsey, known for his role playing Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy, and wife Jillian Fink are divorcing. The couple have three children together. The couple married July 31, 1999…
Rank this Week: 167

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jan 29

    How Your Bankruptcy Can Harm Your Family If You’re Not Careful

    How Your Bankruptcy Can Harm Your Family If You’re Not Careful
    What you did last year may come back to bite your family  when you file bankruptcy. Even if not fatal, the bite can  leave scars. I sat waiting for my turn at a bankruptcy hearing last week and watched a series of other…
  • Jan 19

    Is This Contract Legal?

    Is This Contract Legal?
    Even in a world where people attempt almost any skilled task with the help of Google, YouTube, or Legal Zoom,  people continue to ask: is this contract legal? They aren’t asking (usually) whether the subject matter of the…
  • Jan 14

    Can You Name The Problem A Bankruptcy Lawyer Can’t Fix?

    Can You Name The Problem A Bankruptcy Lawyer Can’t Fix?
    The problem even the best bankruptcy lawyer can’t fix is the one you hide. Sometimes  it’s a problem you don’t want to face yourself, or a debt your spouse doesn’t know about. Maybe it’s a claim you…
Rank this Week: 2075

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jan 29

    Valuing Rail Corridor

    Valuing Rail Corridor
    In the aftermath of last year’s Rails-to-Trails Decision, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States, 572 U.S. ___ (2014), the valuation of rail corridors may become increasingly necessary.  Typically there are three…
  • Jan 26

    CTC Makes First Allocations of 2015 But California’s Infrastructure Future is Murky

    CTC Makes First Allocations of 2015 But California’s Infrastructure Future is Murky
    At its meeting last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $174.8 million to 85 projects around the state.  Some of the projects receiving allocations this month include: $22.5 million for  construction of…
  • Jan 22

    Join Us at Nossaman’s 2015 Eminent Domain Seminar: “Taking Your Project from Concept Through Construction”

    Join Us at Nossaman’s 2015 Eminent Domain Seminar: “Taking Your Project from Concept Through Construction”
    On March 5, Nossaman’s eminent domain attorneys are hosting a complimentary seminar, “Taking Your Project from Concept Through Construction.”  We have some great topics and an exciting group of experts joining us to…
Rank this Week: 3859

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Some Probate and Trust Litigation War Stories in California

    Some Probate and Trust Litigation War Stories in California
    I have represented three sisters against their brother over their mother’s will. I’ve represented a child who was adopted and thought she had a great relationship with her presumed half-sister and then found out the sister…
  • Jan 25

    Why is There a Bypass Trust in Most Estate Plans? To Save Federal Estate Taxes on the Second Death.

    Why is There a Bypass Trust in Most Estate Plans? To Save Federal Estate Taxes on the Second Death.
    1. Each US citizen has a lifetime exclusion amount from estate taxes of $5,340,000 (this amount adjusts for inflation each year). 2. There is an unlimited marital deduction for gifts from a deceased spouse to a surviving spouse who is a…
  • Dec 1

    When Litigating a Will or Trust Contest in California, What Evidence do I look for?

    When Litigating a Will or Trust Contest in California, What Evidence do I look for?
    A typical case will involve a family member contacting me to complain about the dispositions in a will or trust of a deceased relative, with allegations that another family member or a caregiver "got" to the deceased relative to unduly…
Rank this Week: 678

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Huntington Beach Manufacturer Faces Whistleblower Case by Ex-Employee

    Huntington Beach Manufacturer Faces Whistleblower Case by Ex-Employee
    A “whistleblower” claim is a lawsuit filed by a current or former employee who alleges the defendant retaliated against him or her because of a report within a company or to a government agency of wrongdoing. This kind of cause of…
  • Jan 22

    Football, Rock and Roll and Alleged Fraud

    Football, Rock and Roll and Alleged Fraud
    Potential wrongdoing by business partners can happen in companies large and small, in industries you’ve never heard of and the well known world of profession sports. One such dispute became known when a lawsuit was filed in federal…
  • Jan 14

    Trademark Protection for Your Busine

    Trademark Protection for Your Busine
    Your company’s most valuable assets could be its intellectual property. Just like you lock the doors when you close to protect what’s inside your office, store or factory, there are ways to protect your intellectual property. A…
Rank this Week: 1795

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jan 29

    What “Downton Abbey” Teaches Us About Financial Planning

    What “Downton Abbey” Teaches Us About Financial Planning
    “Downton Abbey” is a show all about money — those who have it, those who don’t, and the tensions and expectations it can bring. View image | gettyimages.com It stands to reason, then, that we might glean a lesson or…
  • Jan 22

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Plans: Not as Tight as His Novel

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Plans: Not as Tight as His Novel
    In recent months, we’ve had occasion to tell you about a few late celebrities’ apparently airtight estate plans, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers among them. View image | gettyimages.com Celebrities don’t always leave their…
  • Jan 15

    Failing at Retirement

    Failing at Retirement
    Retiring isn’t easy, at least not for everybody. A few weeks ago, The New York Times looked at restlessness among senior citizens who are the right age for retirement but not of the right spirit. A series of seniors confessed to the…
Rank this Week: 3054

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/
  • Jan 29

    Car Recalls: What Should You Know?

    Car Recalls: What Should You Know?
    Every year, thousands and thousands of car recalls take place. For many Americans, hearing about a product defect can be very scary. But are all recalls emergency situations? A large number of these recalls aren’t going to have a…
  • Jan 20

    Evaluating Concussions with Eye-Tracking Technology

    Evaluating Concussions with Eye-Tracking Technology
    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have serious consequences. Even concussions, or mild TBIs, can result in significant threats to long-term health. Did you know that many people don’t even realize they have concussions? When head…
  • Jan 14

    Hit-and-Run Crashes Spike at End of Year

    Hit-and-Run Crashes Spike at End of Year
    Was 2014 really the year of the deadly hit-and-run accident in Southern California? Three deadly collisions that occurred just before the end of the year don’t bode well for car accident prevention and pedestrian fatalities in 2015.…
Rank this Week: 1129

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Jan 29

    Winner of the 2015 Abbott & Kindermann Puzzler is Announced

    Winner of the 2015 Abbott & Kindermann Puzzler is Announced
    The winner of the 2015 Puzzler is Steven Guiney of the Santa Cruz Planning Department. The puzzle and his answers, including the tie breakers are attached. Congratulations, the winner’s prize is on its way.
  • Jan 28

    Which Way To Turn? The United States Supreme Court Wrestles With Regulation Of Temporary Directional Signs For A Church

    Which Way To Turn? The United States Supreme Court Wrestles With Regulation Of Temporary Directional Signs For A Church
    By William W. Abbott Reed v. Town Of Gilbert A sign from the top? On January 12, 2015, the United States Supreme Court wrestled with local regulation of directional signage and whether the Town of Gilbert, Arizona had unpermissibly regulated…
  • Jan 21

    2014 CEQA ANNUAL REVIEW

    2014 CEQA ANNUAL REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Katherine J. Hart, Glen Hansen and Brian Russell Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2014 Annual CEQA update, cumulative for the year. The 4th quarter decisions are highlighted in bold font. To…
Rank this Week: 661

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect, quality of care, falls and abuse. By the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi.

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Doll Therapy: Dementia’s Newest Intervention in Nursing Home

    Doll Therapy: Dementia’s Newest Intervention in Nursing Home
    If you have ever experienced caring for a loved one who suffers from dementia, you are well aware of how difficult it is to find solutions that could ameliorate the disease’s troublesome effects. Caregivers of dementia patients in…
  • Jan 28

    Antipsychotic Drug Use Negatively Impacts Dementia Patient

    Antipsychotic Drug Use Negatively Impacts Dementia Patient
    Making the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility is a complex task. It is normal to fear the outcome of care for your loved one, especially regarding the use of medications and the possible abuse against…
  • Nov 13

    NBC News Confirms Nursing Homes Artificially Inflate Actual Nursing Levels Provided

    NBC News Confirms Nursing Homes Artificially Inflate Actual Nursing Levels Provided
    According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, there are a total of 16,100 nursing homes in America with approximately 1.5 million patients residing in these facilities. Due to the rapidly growing baby boomer generation, the…
Rank this Week: 2664

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: 1989

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jan 29

    Celebrity Divorce New

    Celebrity Divorce New
    It has been some time since we brought you a post under our most popular topic: Celebrity Divorce. There has been so much family law action in Hollywood lately that we just could not wait any longer. Patrick (“McDreamie”) Dempsey,…
  • Jan 17

    Divorce Disclosures Are Serious Stuff

    Divorce Disclosures Are Serious Stuff
    As part of every California divorce each spouse is compelled to complete and exchange declarations of disclosure that list all property and debt. Some lawyers take shortcuts when preparing the disclosures for their clients.  We…
  • Dec 23

    Happy Holidays From Harding & Associates Family Law

    Happy Holidays From Harding & Associates Family Law
     
Rank this Week: 2570

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Your Estate Planning Attorney Must Be Apprised of Relevant Detail

    Your Estate Planning Attorney Must Be Apprised of Relevant Detail
    When you sit down to discuss your estate with an estate planning lawyer you should be prepared to share all of the relevant details. If you leave out anything important your estate can wind up being quite tangled after you...
  • Jan 23

    Will Your Resources Last Long Enough?

    Will Your Resources Last Long Enough?
    Estate planning and retirement planning are naturally connected. If you have particular ideas in mind with regard to what you want to be able to do for your family after you pass away these intentions could impact your retirement budget....
  • Jan 14

    Promising Alzheimer's Research Reported

    Promising Alzheimer's Research Reported
    Alzheimer's disease is more common than a lot of people may think. The Alzheimer's Association does a lot of great work with regard to research and education, and they tell us that somewhere in the vicinity of 40% of the...
Rank this Week: 1579

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2815

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Selling Your Business? Avoid State & Federal Taxe

    Selling Your Business? Avoid State & Federal Taxe
    This post was taken from our December 2014 newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Are you planning on selling your business in several years?  Wouldn't it be nice to not pay the state and federal taxes on the…
  • Jan 27

    Transitioning from LLCs to Limited Partnership

    Transitioning from LLCs to Limited Partnership
    The following post was taken from our January newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. We have previously written to you about the problem that limited liability companies have with creditor protection after the January 1, 2014,…
  • Jan 22

    How to Make Your Irrevocable Trust Flexible

    How to Make Your Irrevocable Trust Flexible
    The following post was taken from our January newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. Irrevocable trusts are sometimes intimidating.  Why would I want to set up a trust that I can't revoke?  Even though you cannot…
Rank this Week: 2899

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    McDonald’s Sued for Discrimination and Harassment in Virginia Restaurant

    McDonald’s Sued for Discrimination and Harassment in Virginia Restaurant
    A few McDonald’s employees are suing the company, claiming that they were fired because of their race and that the company is attempting to avoid responsibility for discrimination and harassment. The lawsuit was filed in federal court…
  • Jan 26

    Jury Awards Family of Bicyclist Killed by Truck Driver $4 Million

    Jury Awards Family of Bicyclist Killed by Truck Driver $4 Million
    The family of a 24-year-old woman who was killed by a truck while riding a bicycle in San Francisco in 2013 was recently awarded $4 million by a San Francisco jury. The jury found the truck driver was negligent in striking and killing the…
  • Jan 22

    Eighteen Months after Recalling Jeeps for Gas Tank Fires, Drivers are Still Dying

    Eighteen Months after Recalling Jeeps for Gas Tank Fires, Drivers are Still Dying
    Even though certain models of Jeeps were recalled 18 months ago for defective gas tanks, drivers are still being killed in accidents involving the defective vehicles, many of which have not been repaired. The recalled vehicles are 2002-2007…
Rank this Week: 1746

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/
  • Jan 29

    The Memory Crisi

    The Memory Crisi
    Usually the debate in workers' compensation about the aging work force concerns employment risks of orthopedic based injuries or other associated, easily identifiable, age-related maladies.But there's a larger issue looming that affects more…
  • Jan 28

    Early Work Comp Politic

    Early Work Comp Politic
    It seems like the entire workers' compensation industry is under attack by legislators and regulators.Of course it's not, but this morning's headlines certainly lead to that impression:Minn. - DLI Working with Hospitals, Insurers on Framework…
  • Jan 27

    Probability vs. Possibility

    Probability vs. Possibility
    As Tennessee gets ready to start debating about offering a non-subscription option, a recent Texas award against a "bare" employer is a reminder that a part of workers' compensation is about risk mitigation.Tennessee Sen. Mark Green plans to…
Rank this Week: 3721

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: 3236

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/
  • Jan 29

    Can I Trademark My Hashtag?

    Can I Trademark My Hashtag?
    Once the sole province of Twitter users, the hashtag is everywhere now — on social networks, products, television and at political events. Hashtags are increasingly used to market a wide range of products, services, events and brands.…
  • Jan 28

    Why Everyone is an Expert on Startup Valuations [e144]

    Why Everyone is an Expert on Startup Valuations [e144]
    The guys talk about the different methods to value a startup, particularly when the business is pre-revenue.
  • Jan 27

    Legal Guide on Buying & Selling a Website or Mobile App

    Legal Guide on Buying & Selling a Website or Mobile App
    There are plenty of websites, web-based apps, mobile-based apps, or other internet-based business that are actually profitable. A unique result of easy entry into these types of businesses is that it is more likely they will reach…
Rank this Week: 1946

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/
  • Jan 29

    Court Of Appeal Decides Against Arbitration Bylaw Amendment

    Court Of Appeal Decides Against Arbitration Bylaw Amendment
    Much has been written of late about the enforceability of exclusive forum bylaws.  What happens when the forum isn’t a court, but an arbitration?  Does it make any difference if the arbitration bylaw is adopted after a dispute…
  • Jan 28

    California AG Declares Whistleblower Tally A State Secret

    California AG Declares Whistleblower Tally A State Secret
    Since 2004, the California Attorney General has been required to maintain a whistleblower hotline to receive calls from persons who have information regarding possible violations of state or federal statutes, rules, or regulations, or…
  • Jan 27

    Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund

    Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund
    In the waning days of the 2001-2002 legislative session, then Assemblymember Kevin Shelley gutted and amended AB 55. As introduced, AB 55 would have amended the Elections Code. Instead, AB 55 became the vehicle for the enactment of the deeply…
Rank this Week: 4495

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jan 28

    Supreme Court: It’s Only A Small Violation of the Constitution

    Supreme Court: It’s Only A Small Violation of the Constitution
    Being a criminal defense attorney is never an easy job. It doesn’t matter whether you’re dealing with the everyday instances of prosecutors who hide exculpatory evidence, and even perjure themselves over it while ignorant judges…
  • Jan 9

    A Personal Choice

    A Personal Choice
    Sorry I don’t have a spiffy title for today’s post. I wasn’t – probably still am not – really prepared to write it. But I want to at least try to clarify some things about yesterday’s post. When I…
  • Jan 8

    Being Charlie Hebdo

    Being Charlie Hebdo
    Censorship issues have not been high on my list of things to become upset about. It’s not that I don’t care about them. I care very much. After all, I have experienced first-hand what can happen when someone doesn’t like…
Rank this Week: 1120

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jan 28

    Proving willful infringement harder than ever

    Proving willful infringement harder than ever
    Bottom line: Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) suggests that substantial arguments presented during litigation (i.e., post litigation) for invalidity of a patent may be used as a defense to willful patent…
  • Jan 16

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software
    Bottom line: In Ultramercial v. Hulu (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit continued to provide vague guidance as to the patentability of software, specifically, whether a claimed invention is an unpatentable abstract idea.  The Federal…
  • Jan 13

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection
    Bottom line: Filing a continuing patent application is the best vehicle for broadening patent protection (i.e., patent’s claim), not reissue patent applications.  In a broadening reissue patent application, the patent’s…
Rank this Week: 3875

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/
  • Jan 28

    Weenie-ness in white collar America: Is it getting worse?

    Weenie-ness in white collar America: Is it getting worse?
    I just talked on the phone to the Most Obsequious Senate Committee Staffer Ever (male, likely a young lawyer, but that's not the point) over at the Senate Judiciary Committee where they are doing Day 2 of the Attorney General...
  • Jan 28

    CPR's New Cross-Border Arbitration Rule

    CPR's New Cross-Border Arbitration Rule
    Bravo, once again. New York City-based CPR (International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution), now in its fourth decade, has released its Rules for Administered Arbitration of International Disputes for use cross-border…
  • Jan 27

    Thinning Law Cattle: The Lawyer 'Occupational Transfer Rate' is as High as an Elephant's Eye.

    Thinning Law Cattle: The Lawyer 'Occupational Transfer Rate' is as High as an Elephant's Eye.
    Here is good news for clients if you believe, as this blog does, that even in pre-recession days--say, 8 years ago--there were far, far too many lawyers who disliked what they did. And that hurt, and still hurts, clients. The...
Rank this Week: 2206

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/
Rank this Week: 4459

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jan 28

    A Novel Defense to a Harassment Claim

    A Novel Defense to a Harassment Claim
    In Monday’s post, I referenced the pending sex harassment trial – Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi LLP - to highlight the importance of managers setting a good example. I somewhat smugly said that I was going to avoid the more…
  • Jan 26

    Having Harassment Policies In Place Is Only the First Step

    Having Harassment Policies In Place Is Only the First Step
    There’s a sex harassment case playing out in federal court in New York – Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi LLP -  that’s been getting a lot of attention. The allegations involve a law firm partner forcing himself on…
  • Jan 22

    What Now for Employment Arbitration in California?

    What Now for Employment Arbitration in California?
    For years, the rules surrounding employment arbitration agreements in California have been in a state of flux. In light of the US Supreme Court’s decision this week not to grant review in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation, that law…
Rank this Week: 892

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1320

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Your Efforts Paid Off! (HR 5658)

    Your Efforts Paid Off! (HR 5658)
    Last October we reached out to you regarding HR 5658 (the Recreational Vehicle Certainty Act of 2014) and HUD’s announcement of proposed interference with park model RV (PMRV) regulations. This Act would have had the effect of…
  • Jan 26

    Managing Partner Bill Hart Interviewed on Critical Mass Radio Show

    Managing Partner Bill Hart Interviewed on Critical Mass Radio Show
    Hart King managing partner, Bill Hart, speaks with Ric Franzi of the Critical Mass for Business Radio Show, about what middle market companies should be doing this year to keep their business on track.
  • Jan 13

    April 2Spring Legal Briefing Breakfast

    April 2Spring Legal Briefing Breakfast
    2015 Spring Legal Briefing for Manufactured Housing Communities Please join us for an analysis of new laws and a discussion on practical and efficient ways to run your park/community. Please RSVP by: March 26, 2015 Date: Thursday, April 2,…
Rank this Week: 533

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 455

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Jan 28

    TAKE A LOOK AT THIS

    TAKE A LOOK AT THIS
  • Jan 19

    WHY ARE YOU A LAWYER?

    WHY ARE YOU A LAWYER?
    Attorneys should ask themselves on a regular basis why they want to be a lawyer.
  • Jan 5

    ONE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

    ONE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
    I have been so annoyed with myself for the smallest thing.  When I am winding down for the night and in my nightgown and robe, I am constantly getting up to go into the kitchen to get my chapstick (no, I am not Susie!).  Especially…
Rank this Week: 2059

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jan 28

    Grammy Tickets, Duped Trademark Attorney, Cash, And Trademark Infringement

    Grammy Tickets, Duped Trademark Attorney, Cash, And Trademark Infringement
    This is not your ordinary trademark infringement case. It involves Grammy Awards ceremony tickets, allegedly sold by now ex-Recording Academy member and trademark attorney – Matthew Blakely – to alleged swindler and trademark infringer…
  • Jan 26

    Sam Smith To Pay Tom Petty Copyright Royalties For "Stay With Me" Song

    Sam Smith To Pay Tom Petty Copyright Royalties For "Stay With Me" Song
    Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me" was reportedly the subject of a copyright dispute with Tom Petty claiming that it infringed his "I Won't Back Down" hit song. Here's a third party's analysis and comparison of the two…
  • Jul 15

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement
    The U.S. music sub-publisher of Korean music publishers has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against several karaoke bars in Los Angeles and Korea town. I’m not sure how popular the 80’s glam-metal-hair-band Ratt is in Korean karaoke…
Rank this Week: 1279