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San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    The Mental and Emotional Toll of Bed Bug

    The Mental and Emotional Toll of Bed Bug
    Think about a paper cut caused by a thin edge, a shaving nick caused by the smallest imperfection in a blade, or a bite from a mosquito you barely see that may carry deadly diseases.   These injuries prove that the neither the size…
  • Jun 30

    The Threat of Injuries and Deaths in the Aftermath of a Minor Fender-Bender

    The Threat of Injuries and Deaths in the Aftermath of a Minor Fender-Bender
    You’re in a car accident.  It’s relatively minor, but this certainly you are still shaken, upset, and angry.  You take a deep breath and try to be thankful that no one was injured.  That, however, can change in an…
  • Jun 29

    Spotlight on Government Contracts Fraud: The Threat of Government Set-Aside Fraud

    Spotlight on Government Contracts Fraud: The Threat of Government Set-Aside Fraud
    It shouldn’t surprise us anymore, but it’s the type of fraud that surprises anyone who believes in supporting the American dream.  We’ve seen it before and, sadly, we know we’ll see it again – people taking…
Rank this Week: 2839

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jul 1

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    The attorney-client privilege (Evid C §§950–962) protects a client from disclosure of confidential communications between attorney and client. But not every communication between attorney and client is protected. Do you know…
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
Rank this Week: 2890

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
  • Jul 1

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    The attorney-client privilege (Evid C §§950–962) protects a client from disclosure of confidential communications between attorney and client. But not every communication between attorney and client is protected. Do you know…
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
Rank this Week: 1996

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 1

    Child Custody Myths Every Parent Should Know

    Child Custody Myths Every Parent Should Know
    Parents often hear horror stories about child custody cases and are flooded with misinformation from well-meaning friends, colleagues and acquaintances. With so many child custody myths, we're going to debunk some here: 1. The child gets…
  • Jun 30

    Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

    Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce
    Even though it can be a relief to get a divorce, if you have children together your ex will be in your life for a long time. For your sanity and for the sake of the kids, you have to find a way to get along so you can co-parent successfully.…
  • Jun 26

    Victory: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage!

    Victory: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage!
    In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage would be recognized nationwide, and the decision would no longer be left to the states. After the ruling, President Obama called Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the…
Rank this Week: 426

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    Success Stories: Approval of the Appeal of Denial of Naturalization to Become a U.S. Citizen

    Success Stories: Approval of the Appeal of Denial of Naturalization to Become a U.S. Citizen
    Filed: November 25, 2014 Interview: February 24, 2015 Approved: June 16, 2015 Client came to us after his application for naturalization (to become a U.S. citizen) was denied. Client’s application was denied because he was accused of…
  • Jun 29

    Immigration Lawyer reveals a top reason for Green Card denials in Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose

    Immigration Lawyer reveals a top reason for Green Card denials in Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose
    One of the top questions I get from my marriage based clients is Why would my case be denied? One of the top reasons that cases are denied is because the couple fails to demonstrate that they have a bona fide relationship. However, let me be…
  • May 15

    How Home Country Conditions Support Hardship Waiver

    How Home Country Conditions Support Hardship Waiver
    Home Country Conditions Support Hardship Waivers A hardship waiver application should explain how each and every aspect of a denial could cause exceptional hardship to the U.S. citizen. This is not limited to how the U.S. citizen’s…
Rank this Week: 3035

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

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

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: 3132

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/
  • Jul 1

    Everything Passe

    Everything Passe
    It was one of those rough, emotional visits with Mom yesterday.She and Dad were married 70 years ago on June 30. I didn't think she would remember. I didn't know if she would even care. It would be interesting to see her reaction though.Mom…
  • Jun 30

    Nausea On Final

    Nausea On Final
    John Swan, Director of Sales and Marketing for DocuCents, flew home with me early Saturday morning from the Summer California Applicants' Attorneys Association conference in Las Vegas.We had a dinner meeting the night before and of course…
  • Jun 29

    Dr Terrazas' Rebuttal

    Dr Terrazas' Rebuttal
    The following is a rebuttal submitted by Dr. Ramon Terrazas, reprinted in its entirety, to my post "Change the Ride."Ramon J. Terrazas, M.D., M.P.H., QME, FACOEMMember, UMR Diversity Committe at University of Pennsylvania Occupational…
Rank this Week: 3730

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    Wearing the Color Red Makes You Sexier, Which May or May Not Be a Good Thing

    Wearing the Color Red Makes You Sexier, Which May or May Not Be a Good Thing
    Like wearing the color red? A benefit might be that the opposite sex may see you as sexier and more attractive. You may or may not want that, depending on the situation. While trying to professionally negotiate a settlement or argue a case…
  • Jun 23

    High Anxiety = Poor Decision Making Skill

    High Anxiety = Poor Decision Making Skill
    Being involved in a lawsuit can be very stressful and anxiety provoking. The average person or small business owner involved in a lawsuit could feel overwhelmed by the process, the costs of litigation and what may happen if a dispute goes to…
  • Jun 15

    What Color You Wear Sends a Message

    What Color You Wear Sends a Message
    Just about everything you do, consciously or not, during a negotiation sends a message. Not only the words you use, but the tone and volume of your voice, how you sit, whether you make eye contact with the other party, or whether you engage…
Rank this Week: 4432

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/
  • Jul 1

    Why Foreign Corporations Might Not Care Where You Live

    Why Foreign Corporations Might Not Care Where You Live
    I noticed the following description of California’s principal “pseudo-foreign” corporation statute in a recently filed registration statement: Section 2115(b) of the California Corporations Code imposes certain requirements…
  • Jun 30

    Unwaivable Statutes May Doom Forum Selection Provision

    Unwaivable Statutes May Doom Forum Selection Provision
    Nearly four years ago, I wrote this post asking whether California’s anti-waiver statute voids choice of forum agreements.  The statute in question was California Corporations Code Section 25701 which provides: Any condition,…
  • Jun 29

    New LLC Is Not Delivered By Sale Membership Interest

    New LLC Is Not Delivered By Sale Membership Interest
    Readers of this blog should be well aware of California’s general antipathy to covenants not to compete.  See The Point Of An Unenforceable Noncompete May Be Very Sharp Indeed,Covenants Not To Compete – Fourth DCA…
Rank this Week: 4481

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Jul 1

    Student Loan Forgiveness Taxes Better than Debt

    Student Loan Forgiveness Taxes Better than Debt
    I’ve read a couple articles recently that warn about taxes when student loans are forgiven under the Income Driven Repayment program for federal student loans.  The articles are, Beware Taxes When Your Student Loan Debt is Forgiven…
  • Jun 29

    What I do as a Bankruptcy Lawyer

    What I do as a Bankruptcy Lawyer
    I believe the world view of even the thought of filing bankruptcy is financial suicide for many people.  They believe their financial lives, credit scores, reputations and even careers are over.  It’s like the “Scarlet…
  • Jun 22

    Are You Stressed About Student Loan Debt?

    Are You Stressed About Student Loan Debt?
    Earlier this month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (@CFPB) launched a public inquiry into student loan servicing practices.  Read their full press release here. It’s time your voice was heard.  From my experience, the…
Rank this Week: 3622

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

Explores ways to integrate mediation into the litigation process. By Joseph Markowitz.

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jun 30

    Rule 1

    Rule 1
    The reformers who drafted the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the 1930's thought that if we could only get rid of the complexities of ancient pleading practices, and liberalize discovery, cases could be adjudicated on their merits instead…
  • Jun 22

    What work

    What work
    A mediator I know was explaining his system of taking and cataloging notes from his mediation sessions, to help him learn what was working and not working. He writes down phrases he has used that seem particularly effective, and keeps them on…
  • Jun 14

    Trade Negotiation

    Trade Negotiation
    Some points based on my experience with negotiation and mediation in general that may be relevant to the ongoing Congressional fight over passage of fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement (which suffered…
Rank this Week: 352

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Medi-Cal FAQs: Will the Government Take My Home?

    Medi-Cal FAQs: Will the Government Take My Home?
    Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that is in place around the country. The program is jointly administered by the federal government along with the state of California. Most people are aware of the fact that…
  • Jun 28

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?
    Everyone is aware of the fact that you have to take care of things that will happen after you pass away when you plan your estate. At the same time, you should also think about the period of time that would logically precede your passing.…
  • Jun 26

    What Is the Difference Between an Inheritance Tax and an Estate Tax?

    What Is the Difference Between an Inheritance Tax and an Estate Tax?
    You should educate yourself about taxation when you are devising your estate plan. People sometimes have misconceptions, and we will provide clarity in this blog post. Federal Estate Tax There is an estate tax on the federal level. We…
Rank this Week: 2027

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/
  • Jun 30

    Making Your Divorce Mediation Checklist

    Making Your Divorce Mediation Checklist
    There are several factors that play a part to determine the failure or success of Orange County divorce mediation. The levels of trust between the couple, the willingness to negotiate, the case’s complexity, and the level of contention…
  • Jun 28

    Division of Assets in Orange County Divorce Mediation

    Division of Assets in Orange County Divorce Mediation
    Think of having a divorce, and automatically there is a fear that starts to set in. The fear of failure, and the fear of the unchartered waters. One of the first questions that come to one’s mind is about their assets. These fears are…
  • Jun 25

    Another Five California Divorce Mediation Myth

    Another Five California Divorce Mediation Myth
    This blog is a continuation from the previous blog titled Five California Divorce Mediation Myths. Here is a list of five other mediation myths that mislead people with respect to mediation. Myth 6: I Have To Always Be In The Same Room As My…
Rank this Week: 648

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Jun 30

    Grind It Out

    Grind It Out
    Ever think about a brake grinder? It's a stand alone tool. Not much too it. Turn it on, it spins. Not much harm there. But when you use it to grind brakes, and the brakes contain asbestos, well in California,...
  • Apr 30

    Locked Out

    Locked Out
    Sometimes expert witnesses win cases, or at least help win important motions before the court. A California Federal Court judge reinforced this theory last week. The case involved claims against American Honda for allegedly selling cars with…
  • Mar 31

    Hit the Brake

    Hit the Brake
    I recently came across an interesting case filed in New York. An auto mechanic brought suit against Ford USA for exposure to asbestos containing brake parts stemming from his work as a mechanic in Ireland. Ford filed a motion for...
Rank this Week: 953

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/
  • Jun 30

    Big Rig Accident Near West Sacramento

    Big Rig Accident Near West Sacramento
    A big rig accident near west Sacramento killed a 62 year old man. A driver sideswiped a big rig. The big rig lost control and collided with an F-150, killing its 62 year old driver. Fatigue can be a cause of trucking accidents. Truck…
  • Jun 29

    Boat Accident: Jet Ski on Bass Lake

    Boat Accident: Jet Ski on Bass Lake
    On Sunday, June 28, 2015, a young boy was killed in a boating accident with a jet ski or personal watercraft on Bass Lake. The facts of the accident are not entirely clear. ABC reported that a family had been inner-tubing on Bass Lake when…
  • Jun 27

    Workers Compensation Premium Setting in California

    Workers Compensation Premium Setting in California
    Workers Compensation Premiums in California are based on a classification scheme that consideres the dangers of a particular business or occupation as well as the duties and functions of a particular job. The past safety record of the…
Rank this Week: 3621

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
Rank this Week: 1035

California Injury Attorney Blog

California Injury Attorney Blog

Covers California car accident, malpractice and products liability law. By Hersh & Hersh.

http://www.californiainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Practicing Grace in Law Practice

    Practicing Grace in Law Practice
    Listening to President Obama's incredible eulogy of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, I was suddenly compelled to understand the meaning of grace. Amazing grace. And when a friend sent me a blog post by someone who studies and writes about the meaning…
  • Jun 20

    Verdict in Los Angeles Hip Implant Defect Case

    Verdict in Los Angeles Hip Implant Defect Case
    Recently, a Los Angeles jury awarded a hip implant plaintiff over $4 million dollars in a case involving a defect in manufacturing which eventually caused the hip to fracture and fail within the plaintiff's body. The plaintiff sued Wright…
  • Jan 5

    Why We Practice Law

    Why We Practice Law
    It is very difficult to understand why unfortunate things happen to wonderful people. Serious injury caused by the negligence of another person or a defective product, can leave a victim in pain. It can also lead to a sense of vulnerability…
Rank this Week: 4057

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jun 30

    Means plus function presumption lowered to pre-2004 bar

    Means plus function presumption lowered to pre-2004 bar
    Bottom line: Under Williamson v. Citrix Online (en banc Fed. Cir. 2015), the Federal Circuit, en banc, lowered the standard back to the pre-2004 standard for when a claim limitation is to be construed as a means plus function (MPF) limitation…
  • Jun 15

    Whittling down patent damages below EMV

    Whittling down patent damages below EMV
    Bottom line: Patent damages for patent infringement can be whittled down in circumstances where the patented invention is directed to only one component of a multi-component system, or the claimed invention contains both conventional and…
  • Jun 11

    Patent drafting tip: Include the how-to and desired result

    Patent drafting tip: Include the how-to and desired result
    Bottom line: As a patent drafting tip, the patent specification must include the “how-to” of a desired result or benefit in order to satisfy the enablement and written description requirements. In Vasudevan Software v.…
Rank this Week: 3910

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jun 30

    Holiday Safety Tips: Staying Safe on Fourth of July

    Holiday Safety Tips: Staying Safe on Fourth of July
    The McClellan Law Firm hopes that everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend! During this time of year, many of us choose to celebrate the Fourth of July with a vacation, celebration, or backyard party. While having fun is a tradition…
  • May 6

    Cell Phone Restrictions Help Reduce Car Accidents -- At Least in California

    Cell Phone Restrictions Help Reduce Car Accidents -- At Least in California
    In July 2008, California banned handheld cell phone use while driving. Now, over three years later, it is clear that this ban has helped contribute to a decrease in distracted driving deaths throughout California state. The California…
  • May 6

    San Diego Drunk Driver Will Not See Prison for Serious Crash

    San Diego Drunk Driver Will Not See Prison for Serious Crash
    A San Diego Superior Court judge sentenced a driver who crashed into an 18 year-old girl's car, causing her serious injuries, to one year in a work release program, rather than the much longer prison sentence the man potentially could…
Rank this Week: 470

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/
  • Jun 30

    New California Supreme Court Historical Society newsletter

    New California Supreme Court Historical Society newsletter
    The California Supreme Court Historical Society has published its Spring/Summer 2015 newsletter.  (Disclosure:  I serve on the Society’s board.)  The first two articles are about Hong Yen Chang and the Supreme…
  • Jun 29

    Erroneous exclusion of prospective jurors leads to death sentence reversal

    Erroneous exclusion of prospective jurors leads to death sentence reversal
    The Supreme Court today reverses the death sentence (but not the conviction) in People v. Leon because of the improper exclusion of three prospective jurors.  This is not a Batson, racially-motivated-peremptory-challenge case. …
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court reverses Court of Appeals to affirm Supreme Court, kinda

    Supreme Court reverses Court of Appeals to affirm Supreme Court, kinda
    Yes, the title of this post is obtuse.  And we’re a bit late in commenting on this.  But the US Supreme Court on June 18 in a sense validated a 15-year-old California Supreme Court decision affirming a death penalty. The state…
Rank this Week: 4694

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    California Law Provides Ways to Amend or Revoke an Irrevocable Trust

    California Law Provides Ways to Amend or Revoke an Irrevocable Trust
    At Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP we are dedicated to providing efficient, effective, and affordable solutions to clients involved in conservatorship cases, trust and estate disputes, as well as other types of family law issues. We are here…
  • Jun 3

    Trusts and Estates Section Presents A View From the Bench

    Trusts and Estates Section Presents A View From the Bench
    We are looking forward to attending the annual Los Angeles County Bar Association View From the Bench lunch. This year’s program will include a “State of the Court” address by the Hon. Maria E. Stratton and “Top…
  • May 29

    Yasha Bronshteyn Receives Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®

    Yasha Bronshteyn Receives Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®
    Just this month Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP partner Yasha Bronshteyn, was given an “AV” rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with…
Rank this Week: 3275

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: 1960

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jun 30

    New Federal Overtime Rules Proposed

    New Federal Overtime Rules Proposed
    Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the highly anticipated proposed federal overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) more than a year after President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to begin creating new…
  • Jun 29

    Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature

    Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature
    On June 24, 2015, California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender won approval from an Assembly policy committee. SB 358 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) specifies that employees who are…
  • Jun 25

    Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to the Law

    Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to the Law
    With less than a week to go before the paid sick leave law passed last year takes effect on July 1, urgency legislation is pending in the Legislature to adjust how the law is implemented. AB 304 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), if passed and signed…
Rank this Week: 4158

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/
  • Jun 30

    People v. Awad (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Awad (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)
    This is an awesome opinion.  It shows a manifest concern for justice.  Three cheers for the Court of Appeal.I'll let the 4/3 explain the thing in its own words:"Appellant has appealed his felony conviction for multiple counts of…
  • Jun 30

    Ironridge Global v. ScripsAmerica (Cal. Ct. App. - June 30, 2015)

    Ironridge Global v. ScripsAmerica (Cal. Ct. App. - June 30, 2015)
    The rule's fairly simple:  Follow the trial court's injunction, or get it stayed.  If you do otherwise, you may well find your appeal dismissed.As the Court of Appeal does here.I'll add that today's opinion is also not a ringing…
  • Jun 29

    Ninth Circuit Mandamus Actions (9th Cir. - June 29, 2015)

    Ninth Circuit Mandamus Actions (9th Cir. - June 29, 2015)
    Today is apparently "Judge Jones" day in the Ninth Circuit.Judge Jones, from the District of Nevada, is the subject of not one, but two (unrelated) published mandamus opinions today.  The first stems from his routine practice of denying…
Rank this Week: 193

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    How to Apply for a Green Card from a Student Visa

    How to Apply for a Green Card from a Student Visa
    In this series, Attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick, Esq. discusses the process of applying for permanent residence for individuals on a valid student visa. Notes to keep in mind when applying for permanent residence: – F visa holders must…
  • Jun 22

    Who can be deported from the USA and what are the grounds for removal?

    Who can be deported from the USA and what are the grounds for removal?
    In this episode attorney Jacob Sapochnick, Esq. answers questions regarding deportation including who can be deported from the United States and what the grounds are for removal proceedings. – having a green card or visa does not mean…
  • Jun 15

    Legislative Update on Status of Extended DACA & DAPA

    Legislative Update on Status of Extended DACA & DAPA
    In this episode attorney Jacob Sapochnick, Esq. discusses the legislative update in regards to the court injunction which halted President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, including extended DACA and DAPA. So far the following…
Rank this Week: 4025

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: 1683

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: 2402

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Three Dead In San Juan Capistrano Car Accident

    Three Dead In San Juan Capistrano Car Accident
    Sergio Lugo, 23, Juan Jesus Gutierrez, 26, and Guillermo Enrique Belman-Sanchez, 22, were all killed in a San Juan Capistrano car accident following a violent head-on crash. According to a KTLA news report, a Ford Focus traveling northbound…
  • Jun 25

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident
    Mara Garcia, 13, was killed in a Huntington Beach pedestrian accident after a car struck her. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the night of June 13, 2015 at Pacific Coast Highway and Ecology…
  • Jun 22

    California Woman Paralyzed After Hit-and-Run Crash

    California Woman Paralyzed After Hit-and-Run Crash
    Nicole Brown, a 25-year-old Rio del Mar woman who was struck in a hit-and-run crash on June 13, 2015, may never walk again, her family members have said. According to a news report in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the incident occurred when Brown…
Rank this Week: 84

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

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

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Teenager Killed In Newport Beach Car Accident

    Teenager Killed In Newport Beach Car Accident
    Spencer Becker, 17, was killed in a Newport Beach car accident after the SUV he was driving collided with a sedan at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Daily Pilot, the fatal accident occurred at the intersection of…
  • Jun 29

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach DUI Crash

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach DUI Crash
    Ethan McEnally, 14, was killed in a Huntington Beach car crash, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver who crashed head-on into the vehicle in which the boy was a passenger. According to a news report in The Orange County…
  • Jun 22

    Couple Killed In Arleta DUI Collision

    Couple Killed In Arleta DUI Collision
    Two people were killed in a car accident in Arleta, which officials say, involved a suspected DUI driver. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the fatal crash occurred the night of June 19, 2015 at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 214

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    $5.9 Million in Payments to Golf Channel Declared Out of Bound

    $5.9 Million in Payments to Golf Channel Declared Out of Bound
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that should make defendants in Ponzi cases shiver in their boots.  The court said that the defendant, the Golf Channel, had to return nearly $6 million and that it could not…
  • May 27

    “Wellness” Has Made Us Better

    “Wellness” Has Made Us Better
    On Thursday I published a blog article entitled Will “Wellness Make Us Better?, in which I posed the question of whether or not the U.S. Supreme Court would finally rule on whether or not bankruptcy courts can, in Stern type cases,…
  • May 21

    Will “Wellness” Make Us Better?

    Will “Wellness” Make Us Better?
    The United States Supreme Court will hand down its decision in the next few weeks in the case of Wellness Int’l Network, Ltd. v. Sharif (“Wellness”), 727 F.3d 751 (7th Cir. 2013) regarding bankruptcy courts’…
Rank this Week: 2238

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2300

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Covers discovery plans, depositions, interrogatories and privileges. By Katherine Gallo.

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Jun 30

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment
    As a mediator, there is always a case that you question yourself as to what you could you could have done differently in order to resolve the matter.  My case involved a personal injury case.  It appeared to be straightforward, as…
  • Apr 29

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .
        If you perform a Lexis search using the words “Special Master” in the Code of Civil Procedure you will find “no results.” This is because there is no statutory authority for such an appointment.…
  • Jan 20

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right
    Personal Injury attorney Miles B. Cooper, a partner at Emison Hullverson LLP, wrote a very insightful article in the March, 2014 issue of  Plaintiff Magazine on the joys and pitfalls of deposing treating physicians.…
Rank this Week: 3786

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2173

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates.

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 814

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2660

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer…

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury news and updates in California. Published by Moseley Collins.

http://blog.moseleycollins.com/
  • Jun 30

    Serious Auto Accident in Sonoma County, CA

    Serious Auto Accident in Sonoma County, CA
    Almost every person who works a 9-5 job or similar craves the thrill of a Saturday night. Whether you’re going out with friends to a restaurant or night club or hanging out at home with your pet and spouse, Saturday night is usually one…
  • Jun 27

    Causes of Serious Auto Accident

    Causes of Serious Auto Accident
    Have you ever driven past an accident on the side of a highway and thought, “What in the world happened?” Sometimes it’s not easy to actually tell what happened at the scene of an accident, especially when you only have a…
  • Jun 24

    Motorcycle Safety Awareness in California

    Motorcycle Safety Awareness in California
    This past May, we celebrated Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in California, but this is really a topic that is applicable all year round. In 2013, about 14 percent of all vehicle fatalities were motorcyclists, which made them 16 times more…
Rank this Week: 4420

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jun 30

    McDonald's Opposes Supermac's Trademark in Europe

    McDonald's Opposes Supermac's Trademark in Europe
    IPNews® - McDonald’s is seeking to prevent fast-food chain Supermac’s from expanding outside of Ireland. Supermac’s is a popular Irish fast-food chain that is seeking Trademark protection throughout Europe in relation to…
  • Jun 23

    Sequenom Prenatal Test Patent Ruled Invalid

    Sequenom Prenatal Test Patent Ruled Invalid
    IPNews® - A judge recently ruled that the patent for a prenatal test should not have been issued to San Diego based bio-tech company Sequenom. Sequenom received the patent for the pre-natal test called MaterniT21.  However, a judge…
  • Jun 16

    Ford Allows Competitors Access to Patent

    Ford Allows Competitors Access to Patent
    IPNews® - Ford Motors is releasing its electrified vehicle patents to competitors in hopes that sharing technology will speed and strengthen future technological developments for electric cars. The move follows a similar recent move by…
Rank this Week: 3684

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3824

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jun 30

    Presentation: General rules to comply with California’s paid sick leave law

    Presentation: General rules to comply with California’s paid sick leave law
    I’ll be posting some short clips of a recent presentation I conducted on complying with California’s paid sick leave law.  In this first video, I discuss some general rules California employers need to consider to comply with…
  • Jun 26

    Friday’s Five: on-call time under California law

    Friday’s Five: on-call time under California law
    Businesses that have employees on standby waiting to be called for work must review whether this on-call time needs to be paid time.  It is a very fact intensive inquiry, that employers must ensure they get correct.  Any mistake in…
  • Jun 19

    Five employment related bills California employers must monitor

    Five employment related bills California employers must monitor
    With summer upon us, the California legislature is busy working on bills that could impact employers.  Here are five employment bills being considered by the state legislature that California employers should keep an eye on: 1. SB 3…
Rank this Week: 1062

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Jun 30

    Settlement Delivers $228M to FedEx Driver

    Settlement Delivers $228M to FedEx Driver
    After over 10 years of litigation, a settlement has finally been proposed in a case alleging that FedEx misclassified more than 2,300 California truck drivers who worked for the company between 2000 and 2007. The drivers’ complaint…
  • Jun 23

    California Court of Appeal: PacPizza Can’t Deliver on Arbitration Bid

    California Court of Appeal: PacPizza Can’t Deliver on Arbitration Bid
    On May 1, 2015, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, affirmed a Contra Costa County Superior Court decision denying a defendant pizza restaurant’s motion to compel arbitration in a wage-and-hour class action brought…
  • Jun 16

    Iskanian PAGA Ruling Stands; U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Bridgestone

    Iskanian PAGA Ruling Stands; U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Bridgestone
    On Monday, June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the defendant’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Brown, et al. v. Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, a wage-and-hour class action involving the enforceability of waivers of…
Rank this Week: 3217

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit…

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit Center

Focuses on personal injury accidents.

http://accidentlawfirmblog.lawyer/
  • Jun 30

    The Rise of the Perennial Snoop

    The Rise of the Perennial Snoop
    The President, of course, is in his own hot water for directing much of the phone snooping while preaching openness, leading to criticism recently seen in the Washington Post. The post The Rise of the Perennial Snoop appeared first on Michael…
  • Jun 30

    Easy Access to Porn and Brain Damage?

    Easy Access to Porn and Brain Damage?
    The ubiquity of modern pornography seems to permeate every part of American life. From the television to the computer, the explosion of easy to access porn has been a game changing event for millions. While such an event has propelled...Read…
  • Jun 30

    Oxnard Train Wreck Puts Public Transport Under a Microscope

    Oxnard Train Wreck Puts Public Transport Under a Microscope
    In this case, the negligent party was the truck driver that caused the accident. The driver now faces criminal charges, but should certainly be held to account through civil cases. Many injury victims do not take legal advice and often ignore…
Rank this Week: 1817

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4465

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

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

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    California's Stem Cell Program, Brain Cancer and the City of Hope

    California's Stem Cell Program, Brain Cancer and the City of Hope
    The City of Hope said yesterday that it has treated the first brain tumor patient at its state-financed Alpha stem cell clinic, part of an ambitious program aimed at creating four one-stop stem cell treatment centers in California.The City of…
  • Jun 26

    Today is the Last Day to Weigh in on the Direction of the California Stem Cell Agency

    Today is the Last Day to Weigh in on the Direction of the California Stem Cell Agency
    Don't like what the California stem cell agency is doing? Want more clinical trials and less basic research? Do you think the agency is too cozy with business or not cozy enough?Here is your chance to tell the agency directly what it should…
  • Jun 24

    The California Stem Cell Agency Celebrating a First

    The California Stem Cell Agency Celebrating a First
    The California stem cell agency today marked a signal event in its most advanced clinical trial by declaring: “Some things never get old. Like watching the sunset over the Grand Canyon. Listening to a baby laugh. Watching the San…
Rank this Week: 1402

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    “And the Plaintiffs Don’t Have to Sue My Competitors Because? . . . .”

    “And the Plaintiffs Don’t Have to Sue My Competitors Because? . . . .”
    One of the pet peeves of antitrust defendants is that the joint-and-several liability rule often means that plaintiffs can pick and choose which defendants to sue. (Plaintiffs will say – that’s a design feature of the antitrust…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Reaffirms that in Antitrust Cases, It Gives Less Deference to Precedent

    SCOTUS Reaffirms that in Antitrust Cases, It Gives Less Deference to Precedent
    Yesterday, in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rule first announced in Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964), that a patentee cannot collect royalties on sales made after expiration of the patent. The…
  • Jun 16

    Is Antitrust Relevant for Startups, Emerging, and Non-Dominant Firms?

    Is Antitrust Relevant for Startups, Emerging, and Non-Dominant Firms?
    The answer is (surprise!) “yes.” There are a number of ways in which antitrust law is relevant to emerging and non-dominant companies. Those firms may: Need to deal with the dominant firms in their markets, including by (i)…
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