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Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    SAVE JOBS USA filed a lawsuit against DHS H4 EAD rules – Breaking Bad News!

    SAVE JOBS USA filed a lawsuit against DHS H4 EAD rules – Breaking Bad News!
    Save Jobs USA filed a lawsuit regarding H4 EAD rules against DHS. Please read lawsuit. Note this is only a declaratory judgment lawsuit, the lawsuit does not interrupt the process at this point but it might actually hinder the possibility of…
  • Apr 25

    Proud Sponsor of the “North Star School” – Come and Join the Fundraising Dinner!

    Proud Sponsor of the “North Star School” – Come and Join the Fundraising Dinner!
    NURTURING THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Northstar School is a K-8th grade Islamic school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 2002, Northstar has grown from a student body of 7 students, to one of over 130 diverse and eager, young Muslim…
  • Apr 21

    How will ICE deal with Herguan University in case of a close down?

    How will ICE deal with Herguan University in case of a close down?
    On April 10, 2015, “The former chief executive of Herguan University has pleaded guilty to visa fraud — and while the school remains open, it could soon lose its ability to recruit foreign students with the promise of student…
Rank this Week: 94

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Apr 25

    Judges, Juries, and Arbitrators Are Looking for One Thing: Fairne

    Judges, Juries, and Arbitrators Are Looking for One Thing: Fairne
    While I certainly don’t want to downplay the importance of employers following the law, one rule will keep employers out of trouble in most situations: be fair. Did the employer gather all available information before making a…
  • Apr 21

    Clients Want Predictability. Can Employment Lawyers Give It to Them?

    Clients Want Predictability. Can Employment Lawyers Give It to Them?
    We all know that clients don’t like surprises. In litigation, they want to know what matters will cost and the likelihood of an adverse outcome. For lawyers to add value then, we need to figure out ways to control or account for a range…
  • Apr 16

    Should Your Settlement Agreements Have a No-Rehire Clause?

    Should Your Settlement Agreements Have a No-Rehire Clause?
    For years, employers settling with former employees have included a clause saying that the employee was not eligible for rehire. The rationale is obvious. After litigating, sometimes for years, no employer wants to bring the employee back and…
Rank this Week: 2056

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Prediction

    What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Prediction
    This month we introduced our first TV Lawyer personality Saul Goodman/James McGill, a shady lawyer with an impressive track record of creating “strategies” to get his clients off the hook. This week we are introducing a piece…
  • Apr 15

    Is the Money from a Personal Injury Settlement Subject to Tax?

    Is the Money from a Personal Injury Settlement Subject to Tax?
    Just in time for the tax filing deadline: You’ve gone through the litigation and your personal injury lawyer has successfully secured a settlement for you the previous tax year. Your question: is this money mine in entirety? What are…
  • Mar 28

    What TV Lawyer Personality are You? (Plus the Best Saul Goodman Quotes!)

    What TV Lawyer Personality are You? (Plus the Best Saul Goodman Quotes!)
    TV viewers love a good courtroom drama and you can’t have a courtroom drama without the lawyers.  There are many different TV lawyer personalities out there, some depict lawyers pretty favorably, others, not so much. …
Rank this Week: 4262

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Apr 25

    Important Things to Consider Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

    Important Things to Consider Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney
    When you have been arrested and accused of committing a crime, or you are under investigation, you need to find a criminal defense attorney immediately.  With the internet at your fingertips, it is hard to determine which attorney is…
  • Apr 13

    The Importance of the Juvenile Diversion Interview

    The Importance of the Juvenile Diversion Interview
    No parent wants to receive a phone call from a police officer informing them that their child has just been arrested for a crime.  Depending  on the seriousness of the crime, the police officer can send the police report to the…
  • Apr 8

    Federal Criminal Wire Fraud

    Federal Criminal Wire Fraud
    Fraud is a type of crime that can take on many different identities. Wire fraud is one such identity and it occurs when a scam takes place over interstate wires such as phone lines, electronic sources such as fax machines, or over the…
Rank this Week: 1978

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/
  • Apr 24

    Pedestrians Suffer Critical Injuries when hit by car in Winnetka

    Pedestrians Suffer Critical Injuries when hit by car in Winnetka
    A Winnetka pedestrian accident on Tuesday resulted in critical injuries to two pedestrians and car accident injuries to two other people. The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon in Winnetka, California. According to the Calabasas Patch, the…
  • Apr 2

    One Person Killed in Hawthorne Car Accident

    One Person Killed in Hawthorne Car Accident
    According to laist.com, one person was killed in a Hawthorne car accident today when a minivan struck a light pole. The minivan struck the light pole so hard that pictures show the van wrapped around the pole. The car accident fatality…
  • Apr 1

    Alleged DUI Driver Causes Agoura Hills Car Accident

    Alleged DUI Driver Causes Agoura Hills Car Accident
    Four people suffered injuries in an Agoura car accident on Sunday when a driver, who is suspected of being under the influence, collided with another vehicle. The DUI suspect and the three occupants of the other vehicle all suffered injuries…
Rank this Week: 4778

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/
  • Apr 24

    How Negative SEO is Impacting Small Businesses [e181]

    How Negative SEO is Impacting Small Businesses [e181]
    The guys end the week by explaining what negative SEO is and what legal remedies are available to victims of it.
  • Apr 22

    Gloversville Police Provoked Dispute Says Sno Kone Joe in Interview [e180]

    Gloversville Police Provoked Dispute Says Sno Kone Joe in Interview [e180]
    Nasir and Matt are joined by Josh Malatino of Sno Kone Joe to hear his side of the story behind the alleged altercations and arrest involving another ice cream truck vendor and the Gloversville police.
  • Apr 20

    Why You May Be Entitled to a Payout From SeaWorld [e179]

    Why You May Be Entitled to a Payout From SeaWorld [e179]
    The guys discuss why the Blackfish documentary may have led to a class action lawsuit against SeaWorld for fraud. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to our Legally Sound Smart Business podcast where we cover business in the news and add our legal…
Rank this Week: 1762

California Personal Injury Law…

California Personal Injury Law Case Notes

Provides information and insights into the law for California accident victims and their families. By the Danko Law Firm.

http://www.capersonalinjurycaselawnotes.com/
  • Apr 24

    Skin, Yes. Skim, No. Club Cannot Take Exotic Dancer's Tip

    Skin, Yes. Skim, No. Club Cannot Take Exotic Dancer's Tip
    Recently a California jury awarded 249 exotic dancers $6.5 million for unpaid wages.  The jury found that their employer, Paradise Showgirls, violated the Labor Code that prohibits a Club from taking a portion of the dancers' tips or…
  • Apr 2

    Deal or No Deal? Takeda offers $2.2 billion

    Deal or No Deal? Takeda offers $2.2 billion
     Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. the manufacture of Actos diabetes medicine has offered to pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve patients’ claims that the drug caused their cancer, according to Bloomberg News. More than 8,000…
  • Mar 15

    What are the risks of taking Propecia?

    What are the risks of taking Propecia?
    The risks of Propecia are still unfolding.  For several years, men have been taking Propecia for hair loss. Merck the manufacturer of Propecia represented that a limited number of users may experience side effects including sexual…
Rank this Week: 4714

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    IRS Notice CP11

    IRS Notice CP11
    Know your obligations and protections under the law. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: Notices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsIRS NoticesRead more about IRS Notice CP11
  • Apr 24

    IRS Notice CP10A

    IRS Notice CP10A
    Why did I receive a CP10A Notice from the IRS?Tags: Notices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsIRS NoticesRead more about IRS Notice CP10A
  • Apr 24

    IRS Notice CP10

    IRS Notice CP10
    Why did I receive a CP10 Notice from the IRS?Tags: Notices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsIRS NoticesRead more about IRS Notice CP10
Rank this Week: 1836

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/
  • Apr 24

    Summary of April 22, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of April 22, 2015 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, April 22, 2015. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Apr 24

    Death penalty opinion filing Monday

    Death penalty opinion filing Monday
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Smith, which is an automatic appeal from a December 2002 judgment of death.  Smith was argued on the court’s February calendar. The opinion can be viewed…
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court concludes sentence enhancement applied improperly

    Supreme Court concludes sentence enhancement applied improperly
    In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Goodwin Liu, the Supreme Court today concluded that a sentence of 229 years to life was improperly calculated because a five-year prior serious felony enhancement was applied to multiple terms for…
Rank this Week: 4656

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Apr 24

    Site Being Updated

    Site Being Updated
    We’re going to be updating the site over the next 24 hours (Friday evening – Saturday PM).  Google is requiring all sites to meet certain standards when it comes to
  • Apr 6

    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up?

    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up?
    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up? Have you been reading the headlines on short term rentals? Lawmakers want short-term rentals to pay transient occupancy tax. Homeowners who use Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway may face new…
  • Mar 15

    What is New for HOAs in the Area of Sales Disclosures and Transfer Fees?

    What is New for HOAs in the Area of Sales Disclosures and Transfer Fees?
    I hope you are signed up for the E-newsletter if you are interested in this topic because the edition coming out this coming Wednesday (March 18) is all about the new requirements that relate to providing disclosures and documents when an HOA…
Rank this Week: 875

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    STFLA 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year

    STFLA 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Apr 23

    San Francisco Travel Agency Sued for Discrimination by Employee with HIV

    San Francisco Travel Agency Sued for Discrimination by Employee with HIV
    An HIV positive man is suing a San Francisco travel agency, claiming it discriminated against him, harassed him, and disclosed his private medical information. He has worked for the company since 2008. The man, who is gay, says that when he…
  • Apr 20

    Cable Car Operator Hit by Passing Car, Critically Injured

    Cable Car Operator Hit by Passing Car, Critically Injured
    A San Francisco Muni cable car driver was rushed to the hospital earlier this month with critical injuries after he was hit by a car. The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. on the Powell Cable Car between Washington and Jackson streets in…
Rank this Week: 2540

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

Covers business law. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.commercialinternationalarbitration.com/
  • Apr 24

    U.S. Supreme Court May Decide Whether California PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable

    U.S. Supreme Court May Decide Whether California PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable
    The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering a petition for certiorari seeking reversal of an unpublished California Supreme Court decision, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC v. Milton Brown, in which the court refused to enforce the…
  • Apr 17

    California Supreme Court to Decide Two Important Arbitration Cases This Term

    California Supreme Court to Decide Two Important Arbitration Cases This Term
    The California Supreme Court will be deciding two cases this term — McGill v. Citibank, N.A. and  Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., LLC — which will decide critical questions regarding the enforceability of…
  • Apr 7

    Gary Born’s Model Bilateral Arbitration Treaty

    Gary Born’s Model Bilateral Arbitration Treaty
    Gary Born, one of the preeminent authorities on international commercial arbitration and Chair of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr’s International Arbitration Practice Group, has unveiled a draft of his proposed Model Bilateral…
Rank this Week: 1907

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/
  • Apr 24

    Sefton v. Sefton (Cal. Ct. App. - April 24, 2015)

    Sefton v. Sefton (Cal. Ct. App. - April 24, 2015)
    I never took Trusts & Estates.  And because I never studied for the bar exam, I never actually learned the stuff either.But I've picked up bits and pieces of this area over the subsequent decades by reading the California appellate…
  • Apr 23

    Stennett v. Britel (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2015)

    Stennett v. Britel (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2015)
    Anime Britel was a world-class triathelete.  In 1999, he met Jackie Stennett while they were both at the Harvard Business School, and they had a romantic relationship.  Jackie got pregnant.Fast forward to 2011.  Mr. Britel was…
  • Apr 23

    People v. Brothers (Cal. Ct. App. - April 21, 2015)

    People v. Brothers (Cal. Ct. App. - April 21, 2015)
    For those who believe child molesters deserve to die, I wonder what the reaction is to this fact pattern:"Early in the morning of December 5, 2005 Brothers learned information that caused her to believe Gates had sexually molested Mimi and…
Rank this Week: 200

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1188

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Apr 24

    Hillary Thinks She Is Bigger Than God

    Hillary Thinks She Is Bigger Than God
    Thanks to Ed Morrisey for pointing this out. Hillary Clinton last night addressing the sixth annual Women in The World Summit: “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t…
  • Apr 24

    Retreat, Fight, or Train?

    Retreat, Fight, or Train?
    There is a bit of blog war going on between two influential Christian bloggers – Rod Dreher of The American Conservative and David French of National Review.  Dreher describes himself as an “Orthodox Christian.”  I…
  • Apr 24

    “The Queen”

    “The Queen”
    . Coming, in very timely fashion, on June 19.  Preorders welcome, of course.  The introduction is available at the landing page.
Rank this Week: 1530

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/
  • Apr 24

    3 Due Diligence Concerns for a Target Company

    3 Due Diligence Concerns for a Target Company
    The buying company will want to dig into all important and relevant documents that may affect the sale or may demonstrate the true state of your company. Additionally, the buyer will likely want to interview executives and/or managers who…
  • Apr 17

    4 Common Legal Issues that Arise in Commercial Real Estate Transaction

    4 Common Legal Issues that Arise in Commercial Real Estate Transaction
    When you are shopping for a product, it is often easy to compare the price and quality to a similar product. However, pieces of real estate are often unique with no exact comparison based on size, age, use, and/or state of the building or…
  • Apr 10

    What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?

    What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?
    A termination is wrongful if it stems from bias based on many protected categories. In California, employees are protected from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, medical conditions, gender…
Rank this Week: 4672

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/
  • Apr 24

    Brewing Up Some IP

    Brewing Up Some IP
    With so many new microbreweries popping up in Sacramento, the Bay Area, and the Greater San Diego area, I felt compelled to write the present piece for the benefit of the aspiring, as well as the established, microbrew entrepreneur. These…
  • Apr 17

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent
    Enablement is the requirement that a patent teach a person skilled in the art (the field of the invention) how to make and use the invention without undue experimentation. In other words, a patent must describe the invention clearly enough so…
  • Apr 13

    Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney

    Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney
    In 2008, former Mayor of Washington, D.C., and then council member Marion Barry became ill with a kidney disease. To survive the illness, Mr. Barry required a kidney transplant, and one of his friends, Ms. Kim Dickens, came to his aid and…
Rank this Week: 825

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Beneficiary's Objections to a Probate Petition

    Beneficiary's Objections to a Probate Petition
    When a trust beneficiary objects to a trustee's petition, the objection(s) must be limited to the scope of the petition. Otherwise, the objection will be disregarded.  "Evidence offered on an unpleaded claim, theory, or defense is …
  • Apr 16

    Vested Benficiary and Contingent Beneficiary

    Vested Benficiary and Contingent Beneficiary
    Two terms that can describe a beneficiary of a testamentary instrument are "vested" and "contingent." There is a stark difference between the two terms. The former means that the beneficiary has a present interest in the estate, i.e. they can…
  • Apr 10

    Probating a Lost Will

    Probating a Lost Will
    When a person who wrote a will, the testator, passes away the will needs to be lodged with the appropriate probate court in California. If the person was domiciled in California at death, the county of domiciliary has jurisdiction. For…
Rank this Week: 3038

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    You’ve Got Mail. Now What Do You Do?

    You’ve Got Mail. Now What Do You Do?
    Modern office communications are increasing moving away from telephone conversations to emails, text messages and instant messaging. Whether you’re trying to work out an agreement with the opposing counsel or corresponding with…
  • Apr 22

    Help Us Celebrate Earth Day!

    Help Us Celebrate Earth Day!
    Today, we are celebrating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event, created by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution. Earth Day…
  • Apr 16

    How to Motivate a Millennial

    How to Motivate a Millennial
    Millennials, the generation after Generation X (making them Generation Y), born in the 1980’s and 1990’s, have their own demographic group. If you have a millennial client (or opposing party) in a negotiation or mediation…
Rank this Week: 4479

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 761

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Going to Class Could Get You Out of Jail in California

    Going to Class Could Get You Out of Jail in California
    Many California counties are introducing misdemeanor drug classes as an alternative to jail time. We take a look at why you should consider going to class in your case.
  • Apr 22

    Jailhouse Rocked: Jailhouse Snitches Backfire on Prosecutor

    Jailhouse Rocked: Jailhouse Snitches Backfire on Prosecutor
    Recent reports suggest jailhouse informant testimony is not as reliable as it once was. Our attorneys discuss why jailhouse snitch testimony is no longer a gold standard.
  • Apr 15

    What Happens to Your Funds after You Get Arrested?

    What Happens to Your Funds after You Get Arrested?
    You've been convicted of a crime, and you're being sent to jail. What's going to happen to your money? Our criminal defense attorneys explain.
Rank this Week: 365

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: 1773

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

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

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Are You Divorcing? Avoid Litigation!

    Are You Divorcing? Avoid Litigation!
    The process of divorce, in addition to being one of the most emotionally charged processes, continues to be a complicated one as far as divorce litigation is concerned. The complexity of the divorce process often means that most people tend…
  • Apr 22

    The Choice Between An Emotional and a “Conscious Uncoupling” Divorce

    The Choice Between An Emotional and a “Conscious Uncoupling” Divorce
    Have you seen couples ending their relationship? Are you aware of the pain that they go through? Divorce is one of the toughest decision couples can take in their lives. A divorce can mean an emotionally-charged decision that is likely to…
  • Apr 20

    7 Reasons to Use Parenting Plans in Divorce Mediation

    7 Reasons to Use Parenting Plans in Divorce Mediation
    When couples decide to separate, the decision does not always come easy to them. Orange County divorce proceedings in the court are more often than not loaded with anger, anguish, and emotions of hurt and betrayal. When it comes to divorce,…
Rank this Week: 2070

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Mejor Sentencia En El Caso federal de metanfetamina

    Mejor Sentencia En El Caso federal de metanfetamina
    Mi cliente AC conducía un barco desde Ensenada, México a la ciudad de Oceanside el barco  estaba cargado con casi 500 libras de metanfetamina. Agentes describen este evento como el más grande decomiso de…
  • Apr 24

    Russell Babcock es Super Lawyer 2015

    Russell Babcock es Super Lawyer 2015
    Russell Babcock a sido elegido a  Super Abogado de 2015 por su excelente defensa en casos criminales federales y estatales. Sólo el 5% de los abogados califican para Super lawyers. Mientras que Russell ha ganado muchos premios por…
  • Apr 24

    Cuba y EE.UU. normalizan las relacione

    Cuba y EE.UU. normalizan las relacione
      El presidente Barack Obama hizo un anuncio histórico hoy el cual que va a pasar a normalizar las relaciones con Cuba. Esto incluirá conversaciones inmediatas para restablecer relaciones diplomáticas y el…
Rank this Week: 4649

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

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

    California Bed Bug Lawyer on Why Landlords Must Take the Lead in Bed Bug Extermination

    California Bed Bug Lawyer on Why Landlords Must Take the Lead in Bed Bug Extermination
    A bed bug is only about the size of an apple seed and, while an initial bite often goes unnoticed, repeated bites can cause itchy welts that get worse with continued exposure.  A single female can lay 540 eggs(!!) in her 6 to 12 month…
  • Apr 22

    Illnesses and Deaths Tied to Multiple Foods Contaminated With Listeria

    Illnesses and Deaths Tied to Multiple Foods Contaminated With Listeria
    Imagine you’ve been hit by what feels like a nasty stomach flu.  You feel nauseous, develop diarrhea, and spike a fever.  Your body aches all over.  You feel miserable.  You haven’t heard about anything going…
  • Apr 20

    Provider Medical Identity Theft

    Provider Medical Identity Theft
    Identity theft is a common fear and a common problem.  Readers of this blog know that identity theft is a problem that reaches beyond the financial sphere.  Quite often, health care fraud cases involve an element of medical identity…
Rank this Week: 2892

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 24

    Support for Gay Marriage Reaches Record Level

    Support for Gay Marriage Reaches Record Level
    According to a new Washington Post-ABC News Poll, 6 in 10 Americans support same-sex marriage – a record high. As the national debate about gay marriage moves to corner stage on April 28, same-sex marriage advocates and opponents are…
  • Apr 23

    Hillary Duff Faces Child Custody Battle

    Hillary Duff Faces Child Custody Battle
    In January 2014, Hillary Duff and husband, retired Canadian NHL player, Mike Comrie announced that they were amicably separating and were going to continue co-parenting their son, Luca Cruz Comrie. Over a year since they announced their…
  • Apr 22

    Update: Orthodox Rabbis Found Guilty of Conspiracy

    Update: Orthodox Rabbis Found Guilty of Conspiracy
    On Tuesday, three Orthodox rabbis in New Jersey accused of kidnapping and torturing Jewish men into giving their wives a divorce were convicted of conspiracy in federal court. Rabbis, M. Epstein, 69, J. Goldstein, 60, and B Stimler, 39, were…
Rank this Week: 4072

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Apr 24

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over
    When you’re negotiating and drafting a contract, your client may be excited and focused on the positives, but you have to keep your eye on the dark side, i.e., the consequences of a breach. Consider bargaining over favorable damages…
  • Apr 22

    Size Up Your Adversary

    Size Up Your Adversary
    When it comes to litigating a case, your client’s objectives are only half the story. If you want to gain an advantage, you’ll also need to successfully assess your adversary’s goals, capabilities, and willingness to fight.…
  • Apr 20

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response
    So, you’ve been hit with interrogatories. Before you start working on responses, review these 6 points. 1. You have a duty to respond. A party who has been served with interrogatories under CCP §§2030.010–2030.410 has a…
Rank this Week: 2965

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
  • Apr 24

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over
    When you’re negotiating and drafting a contract, your client may be excited and focused on the positives, but you have to keep your eye on the dark side, i.e., the consequences of a breach. Consider bargaining over favorable damages…
  • Apr 22

    Size Up Your Adversary

    Size Up Your Adversary
    When it comes to litigating a case, your client’s objectives are only half the story. If you want to gain an advantage, you’ll also need to successfully assess your adversary’s goals, capabilities, and willingness to fight.…
  • Apr 20

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response
    So, you’ve been hit with interrogatories. Before you start working on responses, review these 6 points. 1. You have a duty to respond. A party who has been served with interrogatories under CCP §§2030.010–2030.410 has a…
Rank this Week: 2434

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/
  • Apr 24

    This Ain't No Circu

    This Ain't No Circu
    The Wall Street Journal yesterday ran a story on the plight of Cirque de Soleil performers following the death of Sarah Guillot-Guyard, who was killed while performing for the show “Kà”, said to be the most challenging of…
  • Apr 23

    Drugs, Formularies, Concept

    Drugs, Formularies, Concept
    Will California become the fifth state in the nation to adopt a prescription drug formulary for workers’ compensation?By all accounts, it certainly seems so.There is hardly ever a proposed legal change to California's workers'…
  • Apr 22

    Enforce What Exist

    Enforce What Exist
    The ink isn't yet dry, but a bill introduced into the California legislature would unwind a portion of three year old SB 863 to exempt certain medical treatment requests from utilization review, and thus, independent medical review.Senate…
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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/
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The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Apr 24

    A timely UCL reminder: East West Bank v. Rio School District

    A timely UCL reminder: East West Bank v. Rio School District
    In East West Bank v. Rio School District, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Apr. 1, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Six) reminded us that the doctrine of unclean hands does not apply to UCL claims, equitable though they...
  • Apr 22

    U.S. Supreme Court takes up another California arbitration case: DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia

    U.S. Supreme Court takes up another California arbitration case: DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia
    Many thanks to the blog reader who advised me that in March, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. in DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, Case No. 14-462. The case was relisted twice before cert. was granted. In Imburgia, the Court of...
  • Apr 21

    Consumer arbitration case set for oral argument in May: Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.

    Consumer arbitration case set for oral argument in May: Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.
    The California Supreme Court has announced that on May 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., it will hear oral argument in Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., Case No. S199119. This is the issue on review, according to the docket: Does the...
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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/
  • Apr 24

    CalPERS Board Member Contests Attorney General’s Conflicts Position

    CalPERS Board Member Contests Attorney General’s Conflicts Position
    Last December, I wrote about J.J. Jelincic, a long-term CalPERS employee who was elected for a four-year term to the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees Retirement System (aka CalPERS). Following Mr. Jelincic’s…
  • Apr 23

    Finders Bill Finds Success In Assembly Committee

    Finders Bill Finds Success In Assembly Committee
    In February, I wrote about the resurrection of a bill that would clarify the status of finders under the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  Earlier this week, the bill, AB 667 (Wagner) cleared its first policy committee…
  • Apr 22

    Who Files The Most Permit Applications?

    Who Files The Most Permit Applications?
    California Corporations Code Section 25113(d) requires the Commissioner of Business Oversight to prepare and publicize an annual report of the number of permits that it issues for the offer and sale of securities. The report must…
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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/
  • Apr 23

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/24/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/24/15
    The past week was highlighted by Earth Day, a day for reflecting on the actions we are willing to take to protect our planet, our communities, our families. Conserving personal use of resources is great, but supporting, advocating, and…
  • Apr 22

    Public Charity: Public Support Tests Part II: 509(a)(2)

    Public Charity: Public Support Tests Part II: 509(a)(2)
    A 501(c)(3) organization is presumed to be a private foundation unless it qualifies as a pubic charity. Part I of this post discussed how an organization can qualify as a public charity under one of two 509(a)(1) tests, either the ……
  • Apr 21

    Nonprofit Radio: Legal Issues Related to Volunteer

    Nonprofit Radio: Legal Issues Related to Volunteer
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio speaking with host Tony Martignetti this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET discussing volunteers and the legal issues nonprofits must consider when working with volunteers. You can tune in to the live…
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Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Lights, camera, roll 'em...

    Lights, camera, roll 'em...
    Today's LA Times presents After Court Adjourns, 9th Circuit Judge's Movie Nights Are A Hit here, about the movie nights at the Ninth Circuit, started by Judge Kozinski.Kozinski holds the event, known as KFF or Kozinski's Favorite Flicks,…
  • Apr 22

    Baseball themed dissent in Barry Bonds case

    Baseball themed dissent in Barry Bonds case
    The Barry Bonds en banc opinion is out (here), and Judge Rawlinson pens a baseball-themed dissent with the following intro, headings and conclusion:U.S. v. Bonds, No. 11-10669Rawlinson, Circuit Judge, dissenting:There is no joy in this…
  • Apr 21

    Editing tricks fail to fool court; brief stricken

    Editing tricks fail to fool court; brief stricken
    Looking for ways to outsmart the 14K word limit? Law360 today has a story titled Too-Long Brief Dooms Banking Patent Appeal at Fed. Circ., where "A trick straight out of high school English class cost [an appellant]" in a big way: its appeal…
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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/
  • Apr 23

    Falling Tree Cases – An Act of God?

    Falling Tree Cases – An Act of God?
    Falling trees or tree limbs have sadly resulted in severe debilitating injuries and even death.  An injured party has the right to seek compensation for their damages, pain and suffering, wage loss, future wage loss, necessary and…
  • Apr 23

    Injury or Damage due to a Fallen Tree or Tree Limb

    Injury or Damage due to a Fallen Tree or Tree Limb
    Sacramento is known to be a City of Trees.  In fact, Sacramento is a city with the most trees per capita in the world. Most Sacramento dwellers find our beautiful trees, fall foliage and spring blossoms to be aesthetically…
  • Apr 22

    Reduce your Chance of Getting Bit by a Dog

    Reduce your Chance of Getting Bit by a Dog
    Some behaviors can cause a dog to feel threatened or uncomfortable. Some behaviors will help reduce your chance of getting bit by a dog. The following tips will help increase your awareness when you encounter a dog in your surroundings so…
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San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Forming a California Partnership

    Forming a California Partnership
    One of the first decisions new partners face in pursuing a new business venture is what type of business entity to form.  Options include forming formal business entities such as a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) which…
  • Jan 27

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease
    The terms of commercial leases vary significantly depending on the type of commercial property being leased and the specific business goals of both landlords and tenants. "Option clauses," also known as "renewal terms,"…
  • Jan 20

    Derivative Lawsuits and the Closely Held Corporation

    Derivative Lawsuits and the Closely Held Corporation
    In general, shareholders are not permitted to sue corporations on their own behalf seeking damages for themselves. Instead, they are required to bring an action against wrongdoers (usually the officers and/or directors of the corporation) on…
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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Avelina Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Avelina is a brand new single family detached home community in the city of Perris being developed by Pulte…
  • Apr 13

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee
    *New Case LawIn the landmark case of Lamden v. La Jolla Shores Clubdominium Homeowners Assn. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 249 ("Lamden"), the California Supreme Court established what is known as the "Rule of Judicial Deference" or "Lamden Rule" that,…
  • Apr 7

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Coronado was built in 1994 by Lohn Laing Homes in the City of Aliso Viejo, which is known for…
Rank this Week: 398

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Funny Doesn’t Make Up for Misleading

    Funny Doesn’t Make Up for Misleading
    Apparently, we all should have chosen to be like the less successful versions of Rob Lowe portrayed in the DirecTV television commercials if we wanted to avoid claims of false advertising. As anyone who watches television is aware, DirecTV…
  • Apr 23

    Is Your Website Accessible to Disabled Americans? Does it Need to Be?

    Is Your Website Accessible to Disabled Americans? Does it Need to Be?
    We’ve all visited websites that are hard to navigate and some that are even hard to understand, but can you imagine trying to navigate the Internet if you were blind or didn’t have the use of your hands or even were deaf?  It…
  • Apr 23

    Who Owns Captain Kirk’s Photographs?

    Who Owns Captain Kirk’s Photographs?
    When Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Bones, Scotty and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise ventured forth “to boldly go where no one has gone before” it seems logical they probably took with them cameras or some futuristic version of a…
Rank this Week: 1556

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
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HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 23

    Assembly Policy Committee Passes “Job Killer” Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employer

    Assembly Policy Committee Passes “Job Killer” Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employer
    ​Yesterday, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee passed a “job killer” bill imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on general retail employers. AB 357 (Chiu; D-San Francisco) would increase the cost…
  • Apr 22

    Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation for a Disability?

    Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation for a Disability?
    The answer is not a simple yes or no.  Yet, a federal circuit court of appeals, in a positive ruling for employers, recently held that telecommuting is not a reasonable accommodation when regular predictable attendance is an essential…
  • Apr 20

    Fighting Human Trafficking

    Fighting Human Trafficking
    Last week, Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a consumer alert to Californians about how to find information on the efforts companies are taking to stop and prevent human trafficking and slavery in their product supply chains. Attorney…
Rank this Week: 4175

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    “Objective” Evidence of Disability

    “Objective” Evidence of Disability
    Frequently disability insurance companies and benefit plans will deny a claim for benefits on the ground that the claimant hasn’t provided “objective evidence” of disability. “Objective evidence” typically means…
  • Apr 15

    Make Your Long Term Care Insurance Work For You

    Make Your Long Term Care Insurance Work For You
    As one of the few firms in California who handle long term care disputes, Kantor & Kantor frequently sees long term care claims which were denied on the basis that the facility or caregiver were not “eligible” under the…
  • Apr 8

    Domestic Partner files Complaint after Cigna Fails to Recognize Domestic Partnership

    Domestic Partner files Complaint after Cigna Fails to Recognize Domestic Partnership
    When purchasing life insurance, the policyholder usually nominates a beneficiary, as the person who will receive the money should something happen to the policyholder. Usually, if a beneficiary is not nominated, the spouse or closest heir…
Rank this Week: 396

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Apr 23

    Calling All Employers Who Use An Outside Salesforce

    Calling All Employers Who Use An Outside Salesforce
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy John R. Giovannone We feel your pain, and we have a prescription for you to consider: a non-accountable expense reimbursement plan. First, let’s discuss your problem. If you have a salesforce, the…
  • Apr 15

    Ninth Circuit Jeopardizes Broad “No Re-Hire” Clause

    Ninth Circuit Jeopardizes Broad “No Re-Hire” Clause
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Carrie Price and Robert Milligan In Golden v. California Emergency Physicians Medical Group, a divided Ninth Circuit panel held that a “no re-hire” provision in a settlement agreement could, under…
  • Apr 10

    California Legislative Update: 2015 Employment Legislation To Watch

    California Legislative Update: 2015 Employment Legislation To Watch
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Kristina Launey and Christina Jackson Having reconvened this past Monday from Spring Recess, the California Legislature will return its attention to the employment-related bills that were introduced for this…
Rank this Week: 1959

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    United States Marshal Grabs Woman’s Camera, Throws on the Pavement in Rage

    United States Marshal Grabs Woman’s Camera, Throws on the Pavement in Rage
    A woman in East Los Angeles had the opportunity to witness first-hand what an angry United States Marshal will do when he is being filmed during a law enforcement activity. Standing on a residential sidewalk, the woman used her camera to film…
  • Apr 20

    Boy Removed From Parent’s Custody After Educating Class on Medical Cannabis During Anti-Drug Education

    Boy Removed From Parent’s Custody After Educating Class on Medical Cannabis During Anti-Drug Education
    Boy Removed From Parent’s Custody After Educating Class on Medical Cannabis During Anti-Drug Education On March 24th, 2015, Garden City, Kansas police executed a search warrant on the home of a medical marijuana user after her 11-year…
  • Apr 15

    Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

    Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First Degree Murder
    Fall River, MA – April 15, 2015 Jurors hearing the first-degree murder case in Massachusetts against Aaron Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, came back Wednesday with a verdict of guilty. The murder, which…
Rank this Week: 633

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
  • Apr 9

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?
    Nursing homes are expensive. The same goes for just about any kind of senior assistance or long-term care. So how are elderly people of modest means supposed to cope? A recent Gannett article lays out the three basic options: Get the…
Rank this Week: 4679

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Apr 23

    Can You Escape a California No-Contest Clause?…Probably…

    Can You Escape a California No-Contest Clause?…Probably…
    Under California law, no-cotest clauses in California Trust and Wills have been substantially limited in their applicability.  In most cases they simply will not apply.  But even when a no-contest clause does apply, it may still be…
  • Apr 16

    Top 8 Must Know Facts for Every California Trustee

    Top 8 Must Know Facts for Every California Trustee
    If you are a California Trustee, here are eight must know facts for your to properly administer your Trust and keep yourself safe from any personal liability: 1.  Know Your Duties Being a Trustee is a thankless job.  You owe many…
  • Apr 9

    Can You Prove It? Shifting the Burden of Proof in California Will and Trust Case

    Can You Prove It? Shifting the Burden of Proof in California Will and Trust Case
    Do you have the evidence required to prove your case in Court?  Why not make the other side prove it instead?  Under California law, there are time when you can shift the burden of proof onto your opponent.  In this video,…
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