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California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4224

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
  • Nov 30

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement
    Who owns an employee’s inventions? This is an issue that’s vitally important to many businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Most companies are taking a proactive step by requiring employees to sign invention…
  • Nov 28

    Fee Agreements: Say What You Won’t Be Doing

    Fee Agreements: Say What You Won’t Be Doing
    Many times you can anticipate related services that you don’t intend to provide under the existing fee agreement with the client, but that the client might want provided. Like when you’re retained to negotiate a dispute, but not…
Rank this Week: 2848

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
  • Nov 30

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement
    Who owns an employee’s inventions? This is an issue that’s vitally important to many businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Most companies are taking a proactive step by requiring employees to sign invention…
  • Nov 28

    Fee Agreements: Say What You Won’t Be Doing

    Fee Agreements: Say What You Won’t Be Doing
    Many times you can anticipate related services that you don’t intend to provide under the existing fee agreement with the client, but that the client might want provided. Like when you’re retained to negotiate a dispute, but not…
Rank this Week: 2518

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Dec 2

    Means Test Cheat Sheet 2: Taxes In Bankruptcy

    Means Test Cheat Sheet 2: Taxes In Bankruptcy
      If the most useful trick for beating the means test involves projecting health care expenses, the second most useful trick involves taxes. Tax troubles drive the filing of a large percentage of bankruptcy cases these days.  It…
  • Dec 1

    Where Do I File My Bankruptcy Case?

    Where Do I File My Bankruptcy Case?
    Remember the kid’s geography game, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Clues took players all around the world to stop a gang of thieves. When it’s debt you want to stop, if you’ve moved around in the past two or three…
  • Nov 29

    Why The Gap Between Judges & Attorneys Over Fees?

    Why The Gap Between Judges & Attorneys Over Fees?
    Very few bankruptcy judges ever represented average individuals in bankruptcy before they became judges. Fewer were sole practitioners,who must rely on the fees they earn and collect to stay in business. Those two factors seem to create the…
Rank this Week: 1517

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Crowdfunding Rap

    Crowdfunding Rap
    I’m moderating a panel on crowdfunding this morning at the 20th Annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations. In honor of the session, and thinking back to my recent trip to New York where reasonably priced Hamilton tickets…
  • Dec 2

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/2/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/2/16
    The past week was marked by Giving Tuesday and (for me) the Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations. Have a listen to the Goo Goo Dolls’ version of Give a Little Bit while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week:…
  • Nov 28

    When Should a 501(c)(3) Consider Creating an Affiliated 501(c)(4)?

    When Should a 501(c)(3) Consider Creating an Affiliated 501(c)(4)?
    501(c)(3) organizations have numerous tools at their disposal for achieving their charitable purposes, and also have the distinct advantage of being able to receive contributions that are generally tax-deductible for donors.  However, in…
Rank this Week: 1101

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: 2361

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Amazon Wage Lawsuit Alleges Joint Employer Status With Trucking Companie

    Amazon Wage Lawsuit Alleges Joint Employer Status With Trucking Companie
    Amazon is working to shift its logistics duties away from parcel services like UPS and FedEx and more toward trucking company contractors. But now, the e-commerce company is facing legal challenges from those truck drivers who allege in their…
  • Nov 28

    Women Settle With Police, City for Gender Discrimination By Chief, Supervisor

    Women Settle With Police, City for Gender Discrimination By Chief, Supervisor
    Three women who reached settlements in their gender discrimination claims against a city and local police department in Iowa say that while the compensation has vindicated them, they have lost much over the last few years. They lost…
  • Nov 25

    L.A. Age Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Tesla

    L.A. Age Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Tesla
    A former engineer for Tesla Motors Inc. has sued the vehicle technology firm in a California federal court, asserting he was wrongly terminated for his age. As evidence, he cites a number of unfair criticisms and comments about his age from…
Rank this Week: 2410

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Legal Marijuana vs. 2nd Amendment – Gun Buyers Face Legal Conflict

    Legal Marijuana vs. 2nd Amendment – Gun Buyers Face Legal Conflict
    While a number of new states recently voted to expand marijuana rights, many did not realize that this could directly conflict with their Second Amendment right to purchase a firearm.  That’s because federal law –…
  • Nov 30

    Will New President Embrace Cannabis Economy?

    Will New President Embrace Cannabis Economy?
    Over the last eight years, the federal government’s approach to marijuana prosecution and civil action evolved. Although it was never within President Obama’s power to legalize the drug nationally himself, he oversaw a Department…
  • Nov 28

    Documentary Details Underground Medical Marijuana Trade in the UK

    Documentary Details Underground Medical Marijuana Trade in the UK
    While the marijuana laws in the U.S. are gradually becoming more relaxed, in the United Kingdom, the drug remains a Class B substance, which means simple possession can result in a five-year prison term. Those caught supplying the drug can…
Rank this Week: 179

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Dec 2

    Unregistered Sales Of Certificates Of Deposit

    Unregistered Sales Of Certificates Of Deposit
    Last spring, the California Department of Business Oversight warned consumers that two related companies have been offering unlicensed online securities broker-dealer services and “unregistered sales of certificates of deposit…
  • Dec 1

    Court Rules Fixed Income Annuity Is Not A Security Under The CSL

    Court Rules Fixed Income Annuity Is Not A Security Under The CSL
    Because annuity contracts involve the payment of money in the expectation of future payments, one might conclude that they are securities within the meaning of the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  Evidently, that is what Mr.…
  • Nov 30

    California’s Private Fund Adviser Exemption

    California’s Private Fund Adviser Exemption
    Before the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, many advisers to alternative investment vehicles, such as hedge funds, private-equity funds, and venture capital funds relied on the Section 203(b)(3) exemption from registration under the…
Rank this Week: 4554

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2621

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Antioch Food Poisoning Death

    Antioch Food Poisoning Death
    File:Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner With Paper Plates free creative commons (4139402176).jpg Antioch Food Poisoning Deaths I’m Ed Smith, an Antioch Food Poisoning Attorney. A Thanksgiving holiday dinner turned deadly in Antioch for several…
  • Dec 1

    Fatal Elderly Pedestrian Accident

    Fatal Elderly Pedestrian Accident
    Fatal Elderly Pedestrian Accident Fatal Elderly Pedestrian Accident Fatal Elderly Pedestrian Accident I'm Ed Smith, a Modesto pedestrian accident attorney. A pickup truck crashed into an elderly woman on the night of Tuesday, November 29,…
  • Dec 1

    Chico Mobile Home Fire

    Chico Mobile Home Fire
    Chico Mobile Home Fire I'm Ed Smith, a Chico personal injury attorney. A single wide mobile home tucked away behind a business in one of Chico's industrial areas was home to a mother and her four-year-old twin daughters. Dispatchers received…
Rank this Week: 114

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

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

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Dec 1

    Supreme Court finds duty to protect third persons from take-home asbestos exposure

    Supreme Court finds duty to protect third persons from take-home asbestos exposure
    In Kesner v. Superior Court (consolidated with Haver v. BNSF Railway Company), the Supreme Court today holds that employers and landowners owe a duty of care to workers’ household members who are exposed to asbestos when the workers…
  • Dec 1

    Another petition for review comes up one vote short

    Another petition for review comes up one vote short
    Every once in a while, a petition for review comes really close to being granted, but can’t find a fourth vote.  (See here, here,and here.)  That happened again yesterday. In People v. Superior Court (Tejeda), a 2-1 Court of…
  • Dec 1

    Supreme Court affirms death sentence for husband’s murder

    Supreme Court affirms death sentence for husband’s murder
    In People v. Thompson, the Supreme Court today affirms the death penalty judgment against the defendant, who was convicted of murdering her husband for financial gain.  Among many other things, the court’s unanimous opinion —…
Rank this Week: 2994

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Trustee-Attorney of a Trust

    Trustee-Attorney of a Trust
    Marin County Civic Center (the courthouse is in here, trust me)An old adage goes that oil and water do not mix. The same could roughly be said of an attorney simultaneously acting as the trustee. While the situation is not expressly…
  • Nov 18

    Notice from a Trustee

    Notice from a Trustee
    When a revocable trust becomes irrevocable, the trustee is required to provide notice of it to beneficiaries and heirs. See Prob C § 16061.7. The notice must inform the recipient that he or she is entitled to a complete copy…
  • Nov 2

    Estate Tax in 2017

    Estate Tax in 2017
    An annual occurrence for the IRS the past couple of falls has been to announce an increase in the estate tax threshold, or the applicable exclusion amount in tax parlance.  When the estate tax was re-instituted a couple of years ago,…
Rank this Week: 3136

Sacramento Injury Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Travis G. Black & Associates.

http://www.sacramentoinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Dec 1

    Traumatic Brain Injurie

    Traumatic Brain Injurie
    If you or a family member or friend has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an automobile accident or a slip and fall, trying to understand your legal options can be a very difficult task. Simply understanding the challenges…
  • Nov 26

    Holiday parties, gatherings, drinks, and DUI checkpoints!

    Holiday parties, gatherings, drinks, and DUI checkpoints!
    Obviously the best way to avoid being arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is to not Drink and Drive. However, if you are driving during the Holiday season and want to know where the DUI checkpoints are there are many online…
  • Nov 21

    DUI arrest and the criminal proceeding

    DUI arrest and the criminal proceeding
    If you have been arrested for Driving under the Influence there are two cases. One is the Administrative Per Se Hearing (DMV) and the other is the criminal proceedings. Here we will be discussing the criminal proceedings. If you are arrested…
Rank this Week: 1766

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 3158

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury…

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury Blog

Covers incidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.

http://www.thegomezfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    National Impaired Driving Prevention Month – Stay Safe This December

    National Impaired Driving Prevention Month – Stay Safe This December
    We have come to the time of year when people tend to relax and revel a bit.  The holiday season is always a time of fun with colleagues, friends and family.  Most people find themselves quite busy in terms of their social calendars.…
  • Nov 30

    Study: Traffic Deaths Spike In United States Due to Increase in Distracted Driving

    Study: Traffic Deaths Spike In United States Due to Increase in Distracted Driving
    We posted recently with regards to the troubling rise in traffic fatalities in the United States in 2015.  It was the sharpest rise in traffic deaths in the country in 50 years.  More recently, we followed that information up…
  • Nov 29

    Study: California Car Accidents Lead to Poor Ranking For State’s Driver

    Study: California Car Accidents Lead to Poor Ranking For State’s Driver
    People often compare drivers by state.  While this is purely an anecdotal analysis when drivers discuss it, there are certain states that have poor reputations in terms of the drivers it allows on their respective roads.  California…
Rank this Week: 3398

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Leondra Kruger program Dec. 6

    Leondra Kruger program Dec. 6
    CWL, WLALA, APAWLA, BWLALA, LLBA -- all are co-sponsors of A Conversation with California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, at the LA Law Library the evening of December 6 (cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:00). Judge…
  • Dec 1

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Allan Goodman (Retired) of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until January 31, 2017.Judge Rupa Goswami of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
  • Nov 30

    A "new arbitration" is not an appeal

    A "new arbitration" is not an appeal
    An arbital mulligan is not an appeal.Are you aware of "new arbitration" clauses? Apparently some contracts, especially auto sales contracts, not only have arbitration provisions, but also have "new arbitration" provisions. (E.g., Sanchez v.…
Rank this Week: 194

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Westside Estate Agency, Inc. v. Randall (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 1, 2016)

    Westside Estate Agency, Inc. v. Randall (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 1, 2016)
    Justice Hoffstadt begins today's opinion by saying:"We are all familiar with the phrase, “caveat emptor”: Buyer beware. This case deals with its less renowned cousin, “caveat sectorem”: Brokerbeware."Much less…
  • Nov 30

    Driscoll v. Granite Rock Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 30, 2016)

    Driscoll v. Granite Rock Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 30, 2016)
    One thing I like about reading judicial opinions is that you often learn something new.  Though, as a matter of fact, I already knew this part:"The concrete that Granitrock produces is a perishable product that cannot be stored. It is…
  • Nov 29

    U.S. v. Doe (9th Cir. - Nov. 29, 2016)

    U.S. v. Doe (9th Cir. - Nov. 29, 2016)
    When I first read the caption of this case, I was intrigued.  It's a criminal case, but the name of the defendant is deliberately obscured as a "Doe"?  Why?  It's a criminal case.  It's public.  Why not use the…
Rank this Week: 742

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Clamshell compliance: California’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Container law

    Clamshell compliance: California’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Container law
    California remains on the forefront of sustainability and recycling requirements. A key restriction in California is the Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Law, which targets hard plastic product packaging (namely…
  • Nov 30

    Drone requirements continue to evolve

    Drone requirements continue to evolve
    Back in 2015, the FAA promulgated various rules and regulations regarding the use of drones, which included a requirement to register all such aircraft. The FAA has subsequently finalized its rule for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which…
  • Jul 20

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification
    Given the low probability that a class action will go to trial and the high probability that a settlement favorable to plaintiffs and their attorneys will be reached after class certification, there is a consistent “race to…
Rank this Week: 1799

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Dec 1

    More Input Sought On Two Sets of Proposed Regulations: Use of Criminal Background Information and Transgender Issue

    More Input Sought On Two Sets of Proposed Regulations: Use of Criminal Background Information and Transgender Issue
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) is currently considering two different sets of proposed regulations. The FEHC is proposing regulations related to the use of criminal history information in employment decisions that…
  • Nov 30

    Corrected: New 2017 Exempt Classification Rate

    Corrected: New 2017 Exempt Classification Rate
    California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician or surgeon exemption. The new rates take effect January 1, 2017. DIR released initial…
  • Nov 28

    EEOC Issues National Origin Guidance

    EEOC Issues National Origin Guidance
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination. This guidance was last updated in 2002. The guidance is intended to address the increasingly diverse workforce…
Rank this Week: 3975

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Dec 1

    Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?

    Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?
    NRDC's Hinerfeld: "They win lawsuits." Several years ago, I wrote "Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?" at the request of Environmental Protection Magazine, where I had a bi-monthly column and feature commitment. Based on my trip…
  • Nov 30

    JDH, Jr. 1933

    JDH, Jr. 1933
    John Daniel Hull, II. 1900 - 1988. My grandfather--always a class act. I spent most of his last 15 or so Thanksgivings with him in Missouri with just him & my grandmother Alene, who died at 102. J. Dan had...
  • Nov 30

    Consciousness.

    Consciousness.
    Good morning, fellow American workers. Now in our 228th year of America. Which free speech, expression and ideas can I have today? Is there a list?...
Rank this Week: 2167

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/
  • Dec 1

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!
    The holidays are upon us.  Given that everything seems to be protected by intellectual property rights, could someone protect Christmas? The most likely candidate to try to patent Christmas would be Santa Claus.  But (assuming all…
  • Nov 22

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case
    The United States Supreme Court is considering whether the doctrine of laches will bar a patent infringement claim filed within the Patent Act’s six-year damage limitations period set forth in 35 U.S.C. §286.  The case before…
  • Nov 17

    Federal Circuit Takes A Common Law Approach to “Abstract Idea” Determinations in Alice Case

    Federal Circuit Takes A Common Law Approach to “Abstract Idea” Determinations in Alice Case
    By:  Eric Caligiuri In Amdocs (Israel) Ltd. v. Openet Telecom Inc. et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently upheld four software patents against a patent-eligibility challenge, finding that the patents do not…
Rank this Week: 714

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Our blog touches on all types of criminal law topics.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Anthony Michael Hall Facing Felony Battery Charge

    Anthony Michael Hall Facing Felony Battery Charge
    Anthony Michael Hall, the actor best known for his role in the ’80s teen movie “The Breakfast Club,” was recently arrested for felony battery of his neighbor. Actor is Facing Charges of Felony Battery Hall was recently…
  • Nov 24

    The Holiday Crime Season

    The Holiday Crime Season
    The holiday season is often the crime season. If you’ve been accused of committing a crime this holiday season, you’ll want to know just what you’ll need to avoid jail time next year. The Holidays Can Be a Season of Crime…
  • Nov 17

    Rehab Aid Accused of Sexual Assault and Insurance Fraud

    Rehab Aid Accused of Sexual Assault and Insurance Fraud
    Prosecutors in Los Angeles have charged a self-described “rehab mogul” with multiple sexual assault offenses as well as defrauding insurers as part of a $175-million billing scheme. “Rehab Mogul” Accused of Money…
Rank this Week: 1914

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2952

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 608

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Dec 1

    Ask the Public Adjustor: Covering Life with Wisdom*

    Ask the Public Adjustor: Covering Life with Wisdom*
    Dear Public Adjustor: I’m often proud of my dad, like when he stood up to the PTA about The Catcher in the Rye. But lately he has me worried. He’s sacrificed an entire season’s corn crop to build a ballfield in the middle of…
  • Nov 18

    Title Bout: Second Circuit Limits Parties’ Control Over Construction Of Policie

    Title Bout: Second Circuit Limits Parties’ Control Over Construction Of Policie
    Like other contracts, insurance policies are divided into parts, and most of the parts appear under headings or captions. A separate contract term (known as a “titles clause” or a “headings clause”) sometimes specifies…
  • Nov 11

    Point of Interest: Sixth Circuit Complicates Sureties’ Duty Of “Good Faith”

    Point of Interest: Sixth Circuit Complicates Sureties’ Duty Of “Good Faith”
    A hefty body of law declares that “suretyship is not insurance,” and so that sureties are not subject to claims for the tort of insurance bad faith. E.g., Upper Pottsgrove Township v. Internat’l Fidelity Ins. Co., 976…
Rank this Week: 1712

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: 3072

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Dec 1

    Employee, worker or self-employed?

    Employee, worker or self-employed?
    In UK employment law a person’s employment status determines both their rights and responsibilities. An individual can be an employee, a worker or self-employed.  Whilst traditionally individuals were employees or self-employed…
  • Dec 1

    Back to the Future for Federal Public Service Labour Relations Regime? 

    Back to the Future for Federal Public Service Labour Relations Regime? 
    The federal government has moved one step closer to making good on its promise earlier this year to restore the pre-2013 public service labour relations regime.  On November 28, 2016, the government tabled legislation to repeal parts of…
  • Nov 29

    Judgment on the qualification of a “payroll company” and a “temporary agency contract”

    Judgment on the qualification of a “payroll company” and a “temporary agency contract”
    On 4 November 2016, the Supreme Court in the Netherlands issued an important judgment  that will impact on the use of payroll companies. In this judgment, the Supreme Court held that no “allocation function” is needed to…
Rank this Week: 1813

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/
  • Nov 30

    The Future Of Obama’s Overtime Overhaul Is In Jeopardy After Court Injunction

    The Future Of Obama’s Overtime Overhaul Is In Jeopardy After Court Injunction
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the U.S. just underwent one of the most contentious elections in its history. The status of may current and proposed laws is now uncertain as we prepare for the shift in…
  • Nov 10

    Can Employers Implement English Only Policies Without Discriminating? [e281]

    Can Employers Implement English Only Policies Without Discriminating? [e281]
    After a long break, Nasir and Matt are back to discuss a Milwaukee frozen custard stand that is now revising it’s English only policy for employees. The guys also discuss how similar policies could be grounds for discrimination and what…
  • Oct 6

    Why You May No Longer See Actors’ Ages on Their IMDB Page [e280]

    Why You May No Longer See Actors’ Ages on Their IMDB Page [e280]
    The guys discuss the new California law that allows actors to request the removal of their date of birth and birthdays on their IMDB page and why they think the law won’t last. They also discuss how age discrimination claims arise for…
Rank this Week: 1553

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Nov 30

    Friend (or Foe) Requests: Using Social Media In Employment Litigation

    Friend (or Foe) Requests: Using Social Media In Employment Litigation
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Social media is a potential goldmine of information when it comes to defending against employment lawsuits—pictures, status updates, location markers, “likes,” groups, and associated friends, all from the…
  • Nov 23

    Counting Our Many Blessings—Thanks To You!

    Counting Our Many Blessings—Thanks To You!
    A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero Dearest Reader, We have much to be grateful for this year: Generous, smart colleagues who contribute regularly to our blog—more than 50…
  • Nov 16

    “Weight Watchers”— Weight Discrimination in the Workplace

    “Weight Watchers”— Weight Discrimination in the Workplace
    Seyfarth Synopsis: ‘Tis the season of food temptation: the average American gains at least five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. California employers need to beware of weight discrimination in the fluctuating legal…
Rank this Week: 1395

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3733

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Nov 30

    Section 271 determines whether global sales infringes a US patent

    Section 271 determines whether global sales infringes a US patent
    Under Section 271(a), activities considered to be infringing a patent when performed wholly in the United States may be transformed into non-infringing activities if some of those activities are performed outside of the United States. In this…
  • Nov 24

    Narrow written description leads to narrow patent protection

    Narrow written description leads to narrow patent protection
    In GPNE Corp. v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. August 1, 2016), the written description was presented in a way that narrowly described the invention, and thus the court ascribed a narrow meaning to the terms of the claims and found no patent…
  • Oct 20

    Functional language invalidates patent claim

    Functional language invalidates patent claim
    In AGIS, Inc. v. Life360, Inc. (Fed. Cir. July 28, 2016), AGIS (patent owner) held a patent directed to a cellular communication system that allows multiple cellular phone users to monitor the location of others and their status via a visual…
Rank this Week: 4039

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2555

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury law. By The Law Offices of Stephen M. Fuerch.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1660

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat - A Professional Corporation.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 30

    Elderly Man Injured in Low Impact Crash Receives $1M

    Elderly Man Injured in Low Impact Crash Receives $1M
    A recent personal injury case that was heard in Los Angeles Superior Court demonstrates a legal concept that is called the eggshell plaintiff rule as well as the difficulties with proving injuries in minor impact soft tissue cases. People who…
  • Oct 17

    Los Angeles Motorcycle Lane Split Accident Jury Verdict

    Los Angeles Motorcycle Lane Split Accident Jury Verdict
    Steven M. Sweat, APC has been helping injured bikers in Los Angeles and California for over 20 years. In a recent case in Los Angeles County (L.A. Superior Court Case No. BC553756), a jury returned a verdict of $3.7 million in a case…
  • Oct 3

    San Diego Target Found Liable for Trip and Fall

    San Diego Target Found Liable for Trip and Fall
    A recent California case involving a woman who was injured when she tripped over an unattended ladder in Target demonstrates both the business’s knowledge requirement as well as its duty to remove hazards, keeping the premises…
Rank this Week: 2411

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Nov 30

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?
    For the past seven months, CalBizLit, operating under the birth name Bruce Nye, has been regularly serving as a mediator in Northern California. With this peacemaking experience, and after a decades-long history of participating in mediations…
  • Nov 18

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6
    Safe Harbor Environmental Exposure Warnings Californians are used to seeing Proposition 65 warning signs at the doorway of every commercial building, warning them about potential exposures to chemicals. Under the new regulations, however, the…
  • Nov 17

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 5

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 5
    OK, let's get moving here. In the next of our seemingly endless series of posts on the new warning regulations (going into effect in August, 2018) we'll talk about the changed rules on owners' manuals and use and care guides,...
Rank this Week: 684

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Nov 30

    Wal Mart Injury Claims in California Explained by Personal Injury Attorney

    Wal Mart Injury Claims in California Explained by Personal Injury Attorney
    As an attorney who handles Wal-Mart injury claims in California, I know that most Californians are likely familiar with the huge retailer. The company is the largest one in the world according to its revenue in 2016. It is believed to be the…
  • Nov 11

    Undocumented Immigrants Entitled to Full Recovery in CA Personal Injury Claim

    Undocumented Immigrants Entitled to Full Recovery in CA Personal Injury Claim
    Can an undocumented immigrant obtain monetary recovery for a personal injury claim in California? Under a new law that was passed, courts will no longer be allowed to inquire about plaintiffs’ immigration statuses in personal injury…
  • Nov 3

    Why should I hire a personal injury attorney?

    Why should I hire a personal injury attorney?
    Why should I hire a personal injury attorney?  As a accident lawyer with over 20 years experience, I can tell you that this is one of the most common questions I get from prospective clients. Soon after you have been injured in an…
Rank this Week: 2557

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 30

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck
    Barack Obama seems to view his role in the last weeks of his presidency as that of enabler-in-chief -- to ensure the transition to the new administration will be as smooth and as peaceful as possible.  He deeply…
  • Nov 17

    How To Respond To The End Of Normalcy

    How To Respond To The End Of Normalcy
    Never more in my lifetime have we needed strong, aggressive, innovative, strategic leadership from the Democratic Party and the progressive movement that fuels it. Donald Trump will be no ordinary President. Rather than helping him protect…
  • Nov 9

    Five Stages Of Trump

    Five Stages Of Trump
    In On Death & Dying, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross identified five stages of grief, typically described as: (1) shock or denial; (2) anger; (3) guilt; (4) depression; and (5) acceptance.  I'm quickly working my way…
Rank this Week: 267

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 30

    America's Gray Divorce Revolution

    America's Gray Divorce Revolution
    After World War II ended and our soldiers came home, the birth rates across the United States and the world spiked in what’s become romantically referred to as the baby boom. Between 1946 and 1964, nearly 77 million babies were…
  • Nov 21

    Looking at Divorce and Taxe

    Looking at Divorce and Taxe
    If you’re headed for, or already going through a divorce, you already know that it’s difficult. What could add to the anxiety of gathering your financial records, dividing households, and trying to reach a marital settlement…
  • Nov 14

    Domestic Violence & Child Custody in California

    Domestic Violence & Child Custody in California
    Fifty years ago, domestic violence was something that people would keep quiet about. If a man abused his wife or children and people knew about it, they would “mind their own business” because back then, spousal and child…
Rank this Week: 3958

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Three mistakes parents of special needs children should avoid

    Three mistakes parents of special needs children should avoid
    Parents of special needs children hope to provide their offspring with financial security and the care they need. However, even with the best of intentions they risk making mistakes that could have costly, long-term consequences for their…
  • Nov 28

    National Gilfix & La Poll Article on Multigeneration Strategies and “New Economy” Service

    National Gilfix & La Poll Article on Multigeneration Strategies and “New Economy” Service
    At Gilfix & La Poll, we take pride in innovating new ways to serve our estate planning clients. We recently published an article in Estate Planning magazine covering two ways in which we build beneficial relationships with our clients…
  • Nov 9

    Study reveals misconceptions about long term care cost

    Study reveals misconceptions about long term care cost
    Planning ahead for long term care and how to fund it can seem daunting. The average American underestimates in-home care costs by nearly 50 percent, according to the Genworth Financial 2016 Cost of Care Study. The findings indicate many…
Rank this Week: 1746

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

Covers personal injury and the firm's involvement in the Bakersfield and Kern County community. By the Chain | Cohn | Stiles law firm.

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
Rank this Week: 341

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2414

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Nov 30

    CA State Minimum Wage Increases on January 1, 2017

    CA State Minimum Wage Increases on January 1, 2017
    On January 1, 2017, the California minimum wage will increase for businesses with more than 25 employees from $10 per hour to $10.50 per hour. This is another step toward a $15 per hour minimum wage on January 1, 2022. You can see a…
  • Nov 23

    Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rules Set to Take Effect December 1, 2016

    Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rules Set to Take Effect December 1, 2016
    Many employers have taken steps to comply with the US Department of Labor’s Final Overtime Rule that was set to take effect on December 1st. But yesterday, a District Court judge in Texas issued a temporary injunction barring the rules…
  • Nov 15

    What California’s Blue Bubble Means for Employer

    What California’s Blue Bubble Means for Employer
    While people have many questions and concerns arising from last week’s presidential election, one thing is for sure:  California remains entrenched in a very deep blue bubble. To say that California leans democratic is an…
Rank this Week: 1458

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/
  • Nov 30

    Can Police Use Stingrays to Take Information from Your Cellphone?

    Can Police Use Stingrays to Take Information from Your Cellphone?
    When you use your cellphone, you probably expect the information on it to stay private. You certainly don’t think that others will be able to access your private messages, account information and location unless you let them. However,…
  • Nov 28

    Food For Thought: How Selling Food Can Put You in Hot Water (HS 114381)

    Food For Thought: How Selling Food Can Put You in Hot Water (HS 114381)
    Mariza Ruelas only wanted a recipe for a cake. Now, the single mother of six faces a year in county jail.1 According to the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office, Ruelas and several others belonging to a Facebook group frequently broke…
  • Nov 23

    Can Police Scan Your Credit Card?

    Can Police Scan Your Credit Card?
    Credit cards are a convenient way to pay for pretty much anything. Many of us don’t think twice about handing our credit card over the counter to make a quick purchase or using it to buy something online. Those plastic cards can come in…
Rank this Week: 450

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/
  • Nov 30

    Father’s Rights Under California Law

    Father’s Rights Under California Law
    A father must first determine whether he is biological father of minor child if he is not married to the mother of the child. If it is conclusively proved that he is the biological father, he gets certain rights when it comes to the minor…
  • Nov 17

    How Does The Length Of A Marriage Affect A Divorce?

    How Does The Length Of A Marriage Affect A Divorce?
    During the financial settlement of a divorce, the court considers many factors. One of the factors that the Court considers is the age of both partners and the second is the length of the relationship. Note, however, that the outcome of a…
  • Nov 15

    How Much Does An Average Divorce Cost?

    How Much Does An Average Divorce Cost?
    So you have finally decided to divorce your spouse and start a new life without him or her by your side.  However, have you ever contemplated how big a hole, a divorce could punch in your pocket? It is quite difficult to evaluate how…
Rank this Week: 1453