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California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jul 22

    Five myths about California employment law

    Five myths about California employment law
    This week’s Friday’s Five covers five misconceptions about California employment law that can land employers in a lot of hot water: Meal and rest breaks see so trivial. The topic for the uneducated (or out of state) employer does…
  • Jul 15

    Friday’s Five: Five reminders about rest breaks under CA law

    Friday’s Five: Five reminders about rest breaks under CA law
    Friday is here already?  Today’s post is a review for many experienced operators in California, but surprisingly I’ve been getting a lot of questions about 10-minute rest breaks recently by a lot of employers.  So I…
  • Jul 14

    City of San Diego’s minimum wage and paid sick leave law effective July 11, 2016

    City of San Diego’s minimum wage and paid sick leave law effective July 11, 2016
    The City of San Diego’s minimum wage increase and paid sick leave were made effective on July 11, 2016.  Therefore, all employers that have workers who work within the City of San Diego for two hours or more in any week must comply…
Rank this Week: 993

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    California Bill Proposes Mandatory Sentence in Wake of Brock Turner Case

    California Bill Proposes Mandatory Sentence in Wake of Brock Turner Case
    In lieu of the national outrage over the seemingly light sentence of Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, the state of California has just proposed a bill which would mandate a minimum sentence of three years for crimes of sexual…
  • Jul 20

    California Bill Allows Window Smashing to Save Dogs from Hot Car

    California Bill Allows Window Smashing to Save Dogs from Hot Car
    Last month, California lawmakers proposed a new law that would allow people who spot a dog (and presumably any animal) left in a hot car to legally smash the window out to rescue it.  Assembly Bill 797, “The Right to Rescue…
  • Jul 15

    Family of Murdered Woman Sues City of San Francisco over ‘Sanctuary City’ Policy

    Family of Murdered Woman Sues City of San Francisco over ‘Sanctuary City’ Policy
    The family of Kathryn Steinle, the woman who was gunned down and killed while walking along San Francisco Pier last year, has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the city of San Francisco and other government agencies after the…
Rank this Week: 1678

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Jul 22

    Using Crash-Test Dummies to Make Uber Riding Safer

    Using Crash-Test Dummies to Make Uber Riding Safer
    If you live in the San Diego area, you are probably familiar with Uber and Lyft. These ride-sharing services have become extremely popular in Southern California, allowing residents and visitors to take advantage of quicker, and often less…
  • Jul 15

    Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Accidents in San Diego

    Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Accidents in San Diego
    Carlsbad Pedestrian Struck on Freeway Shoulder How often do pedestrian accidents, in particular hit-and-run collisions, occur in the San Diego area? According to a recent report from The San Diego Union-Tribune, a hit-and-run pickup truck…
  • Jul 8

    Injuries Caused By Exploding E-Cigarette

    Injuries Caused By Exploding E-Cigarette
    Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems, have been “promoted as safer alternatives to traditional cigarettes,” according to a fact sheet from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.…
Rank this Week: 1281

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    How Virtual Reality Could Help Calm Nursing Home Patient

    How Virtual Reality Could Help Calm Nursing Home Patient
    A recent article in Reuters Health reported that one out of every five nursing home residents that suffers verbal or physical nursing home abuse is not enduring that abuse at the hands of one of the staff members at a facility. Rather, about…
  • Jul 15

    Nursing Home Abuse at the Hands of Other Resident

    Nursing Home Abuse at the Hands of Other Resident
    While it might sound unlikely, perpetrators of nursing home abuse are not always those employed as caregivers for the elderly. According to a recent article in HealthDay, many elderly residents at nursing homes suffer injuries at the hands of…
  • Jul 8

    Elder Abuse Victims Remain Silent Too Often

    Elder Abuse Victims Remain Silent Too Often
    In order to stop nursing home abuse or to remove California seniors from assisted-living facilities where they have suffered serious injuries as a result of elder neglect, we need to know that this kind of abuse is occurring. However,…
Rank this Week: 1349

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/
  • Jul 22

    Raising Kaine: Clinton Disappoints With VP Pick, But I'm Still With Her

    Raising Kaine: Clinton Disappoints With VP Pick, But I'm Still With Her
    Hillary Clinton could have chosen a chimpanzee to be her running mate and I would still support her.  The stakes in this election are too high.  If nothing else, the last few Days of Dystopia, aka the Republican National…
  • Jul 7

    Business As Usual While Police Kill Black Men

    Business As Usual While Police Kill Black Men
    #Shitdoesntjusthappen"I think he's just black in the wrong place."  -- Valerie CastileRepublicans on Capitol Hill, determined to validate their conspiracy theories, are grilling the FBI Director over his recommendation to not indict…
  • Jun 23

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold
    In 2006, the Mets were one pitch away -- albeit, a nasty, possibly unhittable Adam Wainwright curveball (that Carlos Beltran watched for strike three with the bases loaded, but I digress) -- from making the World Series.  That…
Rank this Week: 214

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: 1566

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Is a Creditor’s Judgment Enforceable Against My Estate?

    Is a Creditor’s Judgment Enforceable Against My Estate?
    Death does not automatically void any debts owed by the deceased. In the normal course of administering an estate, the personal representative named in the decedent’s last will and testament is responsible for paying any valid creditor…
  • Jul 21

    New California Budget Restricts Medi-Cal Claims Against Recipients’ Estate

    New California Budget Restricts Medi-Cal Claims Against Recipients’ Estate
    In a recent post we discussed how Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid system, can go after the assets of a deceased beneficiary recipient’s probate estate or revocable living trust for reimbursement of medical costs paid during the…
  • Jul 14

    How Can My Divorce Settlement Affect My California Estate Planning?

    How Can My Divorce Settlement Affect My California Estate Planning?
    There are many legal events that may affect your estate planning. For example, if you get divorced, the terms of your property settlement may require you to alter the terms of your will or trust. It is therefore important to resolve any…
Rank this Week: 220

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Jul 22

    Pedestrian Accident Injury Statistic

    Pedestrian Accident Injury Statistic
    Each year, many pedestrians in Los Angeles and throughout California and the U.S. are seriously injured or killed when they are struck by motor vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, reports that 4,735…
  • Jul 19

    Bicycle Accident Injurie

    Bicycle Accident Injurie
    Bicycle accident injuries can happen in an instant.  Each year in California and in the rest of the country, thousands of bicyclists are seriously injured and hundreds are killed in accidents involving motor vehicles. According to the…
  • Jul 5

    Most Common Motorcycle Crash Injurie

    Most Common Motorcycle Crash Injurie
    What are the most common motorcycle crash injuries? Many people are seriously injured in motorcycle accidents each year. Motorcycle riders are at a much greater risk of suffering injuries when they are involved in collisions than are the…
Rank this Week: 2513

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/
  • Jul 22

    Rio Linda Library Event

    Rio Linda Library Event
    Rio Linda Library Events Rio Linda Library Events Rio Linda Library Events I'm Ed Smith, a Rio Linda Personal Injury Lawyer. There will be multiple events wrapping up the summer reading program at the local Rio Linda Library. Friday…
  • Jul 22

    Elk Grove Presents Strauss Fest

    Elk Grove Presents Strauss Fest
    Read My Customer Reviews & Past Settlements and Verdicts I belong to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We are an association of successful trial lawyers who have won multiple million dollar verdicts and/or settlements. To read some of…
  • Jul 22

    Modesto Fatal Rear End Crash

    Modesto Fatal Rear End Crash
    Modesto Fatal Rear End Crash Modesto Fatal Rear End Crash Modesto Fatal Rear End Crash I'm Ed Smith, a Modesto Auto Accident Lawyer. A fatal rear end crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 219 and Tully Road in Modesto,…
Rank this Week: 3521

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 22

    Three Things About Los Angeles’ New Sick Leave Ordinance That Will Give You Indigestion

    Three Things About Los Angeles’ New Sick Leave Ordinance That Will Give You Indigestion
    The City of Los Angeles is not making it easy for employers operating within city limits.  First, they rushed through an ordinance implementing new paid sick leave requirements on an urgency basis that became effective July 1st. …
  • Jul 21

    Minimum Wage/Salary Requirements for Non-Exempt and Exempt Employee

    Minimum Wage/Salary Requirements for Non-Exempt and Exempt Employee
    As we’ve blogged about before, many cities in California have increased their minimum wage, effective July 1st.  July 1st has come and gone, and just when you think that it is impossible to have another local minimum wage ordinance…
  • Jul 14

    Layoffs Gone Wrong

    Layoffs Gone Wrong
    I have been waiting for a gap in my practice with no pending claims about a layoff gone wrong.  Honestly, I have been waiting for over two years, and there has been no gap, so I am taking the plunge and writing this blog post now. Why…
Rank this Week: 1880

Southern California Injury Lawyer…

Southern California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. By Sharifi Firm, PLC.

http://www.southerncaliforniainjurylawyer.net/
Rank this Week: 1671

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/
  • Jul 22

    Do Cop Killers Always Get the Death Penalty?

    Do Cop Killers Always Get the Death Penalty?
    Back in December 2015, Donald Trump told a room of gathered law enforcement officials that all police murderers would receive the death penalty under a Trump administration. That may not be legally feasible since individual states set…
  • Jul 15

    Law and Order: Pokémon Go Edition

    Law and Order: Pokémon Go Edition
    A new app game, Pokémon Go, was released on July 6 in the U.S., and is already causing chaos amid the fun: A 19-year-old wandering Pokémon hunter in Wyoming discovered a dead body floating in the Big Wind River while…
  • Jul 9

    Can Taylor Swift Sue Kanye West for Her Naked Appearance in His “Famous” Music Video?

    Can Taylor Swift Sue Kanye West for Her Naked Appearance in His “Famous” Music Video?
    Kanye West just released a new music video called Famous, in which a seemingly naked Taylor Swift is shown lying in bed next to Kanye West in a gigantic bed along with 11 other famous people. As the camera slowly pans over Swift’s naked…
Rank this Week: 4154

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Companies Need to Update Terms of Use or Risk Class Action Lawsuit

    Companies Need to Update Terms of Use or Risk Class Action Lawsuit
    In the latest Raines Feldman cyber liability update, terms of use lawyers Erik Syverson and Stephen Farkas discuss a wave of class action lawsuits against companies based upon technical legal violations found in terms of use.  In…
  • Jul 14

    Snapchat sued for failing to warn minors of mature content

    Snapchat sued for failing to warn minors of mature content
    Raines Feldman privacy and data security lawyers discuss privacy issues implicated by mature content appearing on Snapchat without warning to minors.  Among other issues presented, the team discusses the applicability of the…
  • May 9

    The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Basic

    The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Basic
    Data security and privacy lawyers Steve Gebelin and Erik Syverson talk the NFL draft and how a hacking incident impacted the draft status of prospect Laremy Tunsil.  The Raines Feldman cyber liability team then pivots to hacking…
Rank this Week: 1709

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jul 22

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case
    The Third Circuit Court has ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania school district in a lawsuit brought by the family of a student who was assaulted on a school campus. The assault occurred in the 2012-2013 school year at Chester High School, which…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education
    An online charter school in Ohio filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Education in an effort to block an attendance audit. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, known as ECOT, advertises that it enrolls more than 15,000…
  • Jul 7

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement
    Sometimes, the only appropriate way to respond to a lawsuit is by filing a countersuit. At least, that seems to be the philosophy of Groupon, Inc. The story began a few months ago when International Business Machines, better known as IBM,…
Rank this Week: 443

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 22

    Updated: Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill

    Updated: Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill
    UPDATE: Late this morning Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that clarifies the employees for whom an employer must track hours worked and record those hours on an itemized wage statement. AB…
  • Jul 21

    10 Things Businesses Might Not Know About California’s Paid Sick Leave Law

    10 Things Businesses Might Not Know About California’s Paid Sick Leave Law
    Paid sick leave (PSL) questions continue to trouble many employers who want to comply, but are unsure about certain parts of the law. To highlight several lesser-known aspects of the PSL benefit and provide practical tips to follow, the…
  • Jul 20

    NLRB Expands Ability of Temp Workers to Organize

    NLRB Expands Ability of Temp Workers to Organize
    Following on the heels of last year’s expansive Browning-Ferris decision that redefined the joint-employer standard, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has now issued a decision that multiplies the problem for employers with…
Rank this Week: 4063

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/
  • Jul 22

    Important Contracts for Startup

    Important Contracts for Startup
    Contracts are an integral part of conducting business and the necessity for certain contracts can arise from the very start of your company.
  • Jul 15

    LLCs – Fiduciary Duties of Members and Managers in California

    LLCs – Fiduciary Duties of Members and Managers in California
    Under the duty of loyalty, a managing member or manager is required to put the interests of the LLC above any their personal interests. This loyalty is manifested through managing members and managers acting honestly in any dealings with the…
  • Jul 8

    Dissolving Your LLC in California – Important Things to Consider

    Dissolving Your LLC in California – Important Things to Consider
    While there are many ways to dissolve an LLC, including involuntary dissolution, this article focuses on voluntary dissolution by the LLC’s member(s) and for those LLCs which were active in conducting business during its lifespan.
Rank this Week: 4577

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3710

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Uber’s Legal Liability when Drivers get Hurt

    Uber’s Legal Liability when Drivers get Hurt
    When an independent contractor gets injured on the job, the injured worker is not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits like employees are. The injured worker could choose to sue the company for negligence, but those cases can…
  • Jul 19

    Recent Study Found that Female Doctors Earn Less than Male Doctor

    Recent Study Found that Female Doctors Earn Less than Male Doctor
    An analysis recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that female doctors at some of the country’s most prominent public medical schools earn $20,000 less a year on average than their male colleagues. Researchers found that…
  • Jul 15

    EEOC Weighs In On Transgender Bathroom Acce

    EEOC Weighs In On Transgender Bathroom Acce
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has joined in the nationwide discussion on transgender bathroom access.  This issue was recently thrust into the spotlight when North Carolina passed legislation that explicitly restricts…
Rank this Week: 2312

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/
  • Jul 22

    Tracking California Stem Cell Awards: Diabetes to Dialysi

    Tracking California Stem Cell Awards: Diabetes to Dialysi
    The California stem cell agency, as expected, yesterday pumped $10 million into a North Carolina firm for a kidney dialysis device and upped its stake in a San Diego diabetes therapy firm to $60 million.The awards were first reported (see…
  • Jul 21

    California Stem Cell Appeals: Zika, Parkinson's and 'Heart-on-a-Chip'

    California Stem Cell Appeals: Zika, Parkinson's and 'Heart-on-a-Chip'
    Three California researchers are asking the directors of the state's stem cell agency today to reject the decisions of its blue-ribbon scientific reviewers and grant them awards ranging up to $2 million.The scientists are Alysson Muotri,…
  • Jul 14

    Text of ViaCyte's Statement on its New Proposed Diabetes Product

    Text of ViaCyte's Statement on its New Proposed Diabetes Product
    The California Stem Cell Report this morning queried Paul Laikind, the CEO of ViaCyte, Inc., of San Diego, about the company's upcoming $4 million award from the California stem cell agency and the award's relationship to the ViaCyte product…
Rank this Week: 1333

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/
Rank this Week: 571

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/
  • Jul 22

    L.A. Marijuana Tax to Help the Homele

    L.A. Marijuana Tax to Help the Homele
    Taxation of legalized marijuana is slated to boost funds for homeless services in L.A. County. That’s if a ballot measure, just approved  by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, is green-lighted by local voters.  Following a…
  • Jul 19

    Synthetic Marijuana Poses Serious Danger

    Synthetic Marijuana Poses Serious Danger
    One of the reasons our L.A. marijuana lawyers advocate so strongly for legalization – both for medicinal and recreational purposes – is that we know safe, legal marijuana allows for regulation and minimizes the black market trade.…
  • Jul 17

    Official: California Voters to Decide on Recreational Pot

    Official: California Voters to Decide on Recreational Pot
    A popular initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in California is now officially on the November ballot.  The measure had to garner a minimum of 600,000 valid voter signatures to qualify for consideration. A random…
Rank this Week: 4465

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/
  • Jul 22

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/22/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/22/16
    The past week was marked by the Republican National Convention and Melania Trump’s alleged plagiarism of a Michelle Obama speech from 2008. Have a listen to Robin Thicke’s (and Marvin Gaye’s) Blurred Lines while…
  • Jul 15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/15/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/15/16
    The past week was marked by continuing commentary about the resolution of issues between police and communities (including at President Obama’s participation in a Disney Media Networks town hall titled “The President and the…
  • Jul 11

    New IRS Notification Requirement for 501(c)(4) Organizations – Form 8976

    New IRS Notification Requirement for 501(c)(4) Organizations – Form 8976
    On July 8, 2016, the IRS issued final and temporary regulations and published Revenue Procedure 2016-41 relating to the immediately effective requirement that organizations notify the IRS of their intent to operate under section…
Rank this Week: 1128

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2796

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 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
  • Jul 20

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!
    One of the first and most important purchases for an attorney opening a new practice is insurance coverage. Here’s a look a what you’ll need. Here are the basic insurance needs for an attorney starting a new practice: General…
  • Jul 18

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?
    Motions are tactical tools, and your decision to seek an order should be made in the context of your overall litigation plan. Always keep in mind that making a motion entails time, effort, and expense for the moving party. Is it worth it?…
Rank this Week: 2319

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jul 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
  • Jul 20

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!
    One of the first and most important purchases for an attorney opening a new practice is insurance coverage. Here’s a look a what you’ll need. Here are the basic insurance needs for an attorney starting a new practice: General…
  • Jul 18

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?
    Motions are tactical tools, and your decision to seek an order should be made in the context of your overall litigation plan. Always keep in mind that making a motion entails time, effort, and expense for the moving party. Is it worth it?…
Rank this Week: 2870

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/
  • Jul 22

    The Shah Peerally Law Show

    The Shah Peerally Law Show
    The post The Shah Peerally Law Show appeared first on Immigration Blog covering latest immigration issues & news on immigration reform.
  • Jul 21

    Arizona Judge Draws Line Between State and Federal Authority

    Arizona Judge Draws Line Between State and Federal Authority
    For Immediate Release Focus Must Now Return to Comprehensive Federal Solutions July 28, 2010 Washington, D.C. – Today, Phoenix district court judge Susan Bolton enjoined key provisions of Arizona’s controversial…
  • Jul 20

    This was posted on the Indian Consulate

    This was posted on the Indian Consulate
    LATEST NEWS: In supercession of previous rules, Government of India has decided the following: All naturalized US citizens of Indian descent, who have already acquired foreign citizenship voluntarily in the past shall cease to be Indian…
Rank this Week: 3667

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 22

    Nevada Supreme Court Refuses To “Blue Pencil” Unreasonable Non-Compete

    Nevada Supreme Court Refuses To “Blue Pencil” Unreasonable Non-Compete
    Nevada, unlike California, applies a reasonableness test to non-compete agreements.  Although the Nevada courts haven’t identified a specific heuristic to be followed, a covenant not to compete will be found to…
  • Jul 21

    In The DBO’s World, Money, Money, Money Transmitter

    In The DBO’s World, Money, Money, Money Transmitter
    Many may not realize that the Money Transmitter Division of the California Department of Business Oversight licenses and regulates money transmitters.  Money transmitters include issuers of payment instruments (money orders),…
  • Jul 20

    California And Delaware Corporate Law Differ In Many Respects, Including The Authority Of Committee

    California And Delaware Corporate Law Differ In Many Respects, Including The Authority Of Committee
    Both California and Delaware allow the formations of committees of the Board of Directors.  Both states also allow these committees to exercise the authority of the board, but with certain exceptions.  California, however, has far…
Rank this Week: 4431

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/
  • Jul 22

    How To Avoid The Mistakes Most Divorced Parents Make

    How To Avoid The Mistakes Most Divorced Parents Make
    When parents get divorced, they sometimes forget that they’re divorcing a spouse, and that their child is not divorcing a parent. Unless there’re serious circumstances that make your ex-spouse an unfit parent as deemed by the…
  • Jul 21

    Major Reasons Why Couples Split Up

    Major Reasons Why Couples Split Up
    Divorces can be sought for a myriad number of reasons. No divorcing couples ever have the same reasons for seeking a separation. No one ever gets married thinking that they will get divorced. But situations and circumstances may become such…
  • Jul 20

    The 5 Emotional Stages of Divorce

    The 5 Emotional Stages of Divorce
    Most of you might be aware of the five stages of grief that have been often cited in psychological studies as the basis of all human response to anguish. Those of you, going through the distressful times of a divorce or a legal separation,…
Rank this Week: 1857

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/
  • Jul 21

    Glenn v. Hyundai Motor: Defeating Primary Jurisdiction and Preemption Argument

    Glenn v. Hyundai Motor: Defeating Primary Jurisdiction and Preemption Argument
    Last month, Judge David O. Carter of the Central District of California issued an order granting in part Hyundai’s Motion to Dismiss and/or Strike Allegations in First Amended Complaint in Glenn, et al. v. Hyundai Motor America, et al.…
  • Jul 13

    Campbell-Ewald’s Offer of Judgment Revisited by District Court

    Campbell-Ewald’s Offer of Judgment Revisited by District Court
    Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court decided Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, No. 14-857 (U.S. Sup. Ct. Jan. 20, 2016) (previously covered on the ILJ here). The Court, in a majority opinion authored by Justice Ginsburg, focused on…
  • Jul 8

    DOL Overtime Changes to Increase Protections for and Wages of Millions of Worker

    DOL Overtime Changes to Increase Protections for and Wages of Millions of Worker
    On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced new overtime rules under the Federal Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), giving employers until December 1, 2016, to comply. The rules increase the salary threshold…
Rank this Week: 3118

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal…

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal Injury Blog

Features Los Angeles personal injury news and case results.

http://www.psblaw.com/blog.html/
  • Jul 21

    $8.3 Million Verdict In DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trial Affirmed on Appeal

    $8.3 Million Verdict In DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trial Affirmed on Appeal
    On July 21, 2016, the California Court of Appeal upheld a $8,338,116 judgment against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. (DePuy) in the first case in the country to go to trial involving DePuy’s defective ASR hip implants. DePuy is a division of…
  • Jul 13

    Brian Panish Speaks With Forbes Magazine Regarding Tesla Autopilot Accident

    Brian Panish Speaks With Forbes Magazine Regarding Tesla Autopilot Accident
    Following a series of accidents involving Tesla’s Autopilot system, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP founding partner Brian Panish weighs-in with Forbes magazine on the potential liabilities the California-based carmaker may face if problems…
  • Jul 11

    PSB Files Suit On Behalf Of Two Men Severely Burned By Exploding E-Cig Batterie

    PSB Files Suit On Behalf Of Two Men Severely Burned By Exploding E-Cig Batterie
    On July 11, 2016, two Southern California men filed lawsuits against the makers, wholesalers and retailers of electronic cigarettes after the lithium-ion battery contained within their E-cig devices exploded in the pocket of their pants.…
Rank this Week: 1665

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled
    This post about California’s $800 franchise tax is based on my recent answer to a Quora question. Q.: In California, can someone shut down an LLC before the $800 franchise tax is due on the 15th day of the 4th month? A.: One can…
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection
    This post discusses the civil and criminal protections for trade secrets available since May 12, 2016 under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Relevant definitions in the DTSA roughly follow – with numerous modest…
  • Jun 13

    May a Minor Be a Partner?

    May a Minor Be a Partner?
    This post answers the following question: May a minor be a partner (in a partnership legal entity)? It is based on my answer to the Avvo question, In California, can a minor be a partner in a General Partnership? Please note that, at…
Rank this Week: 3902

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jul 21

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement
    The Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (known as the NIS Directive) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 19, 2016. Member States will have until May 9, 2018 to implement this Directive into…
  • Jul 16

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity
    Earlier this week, our colleague Sue Ross wrote on the intersection of trademark law and cybersecurity on Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brand Protection Blog. The post explains that by protecting its brand, a company can help to…
  • Jul 14

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
Rank this Week: 1805

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jul 21

    California’s Precondemnation Right of Entry Statutes Upheld — With a Slight Judicial Tweak

    California’s Precondemnation Right of Entry Statutes Upheld — With a Slight Judicial Tweak
    For the last two-plus years, we have been waiting for guidance from the California Supreme Court on whether public agencies could utilize the statutory “right of entry” procedure to gain access to private property to conduct…
  • Jul 6

    Can Technology Preserve Government Rights of Entry?

    Can Technology Preserve Government Rights of Entry?
    As we await the California Supreme Court’s decision in the Property Reserve case (see related posts here and here), many government agencies are faced with the question of what they will do if the justices deem the current…
  • Jul 5

    Government May Use Eminent Domain to Save Mobile Home Park from Closure

    Government May Use Eminent Domain to Save Mobile Home Park from Closure
    Santa Clara County, the City of Palo Alto, and the local Housing Authority have come together to acquire the Buena Vista mobile home park from its current owner, the Jisser family, in an effort to save the mobile home park from closure.…
Rank this Week: 3749

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/
  • Jul 21

    Wanted: Your Input on proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct

    Wanted: Your Input on proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct
    2/3's PJ Edmon chairs the State Bar's Second Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct. As she explains in the DJ this week:The State Bar is in the midst of developing comprehensive amendments to the California Rules of…
  • Jul 18

    Clairvoyance helps prepare for oral argument

    Clairvoyance helps prepare for oral argument
    Today's Moskovitz on Appeals DJ-column is Successful Oral Arguments Require a Little Clairvoyance, about how preparing for oral argument involves prognosticating what's headed your way when you assume the lectern. Retired PJ Ardaiz says…
  • Jul 17

    KFF presents Woman in Gold

    KFF presents Woman in Gold
    On Thursday, August 4, Kozsinki's Favorite Flicks will present Woman in Gold, about the famous Altmann case. Special guests will include Randy Schoenberg (played by Ryan Reynolds in the film) and Judge Wardlaw, who wrote the 9th Circuit…
Rank this Week: 204

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Jul 21

    California Appeals Court Upholds Multi-million Dollar Award to Plaintiff Raped in Bar Bathroom

    California Appeals Court Upholds Multi-million Dollar Award to Plaintiff Raped in Bar Bathroom
    The California Court of Appeals for the Second District recently upheld a $5.42 million award to a plaintiff following her being raped by an employee in a West Hollywood club bathroom. Defendant 696 North Robertson, LLC owns and operates…
  • Jul 14

    Los Angeles Startup Faces Explosive Lawsuit from Co-founder

    Los Angeles Startup Faces Explosive Lawsuit from Co-founder
    In a lawsuit filed on July 12 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Silicon Valley insider Shervin Pishevar was accused of mismanaging his latest startup, Hyperloop One, a company aiming to create a high-speed train. The lawsuit was filed by Brogan…
  • Jun 22

    California Sues Johnson & Johnson for Failure to Warn About Dangers Associated With Surgical Mesh

    California Sues Johnson & Johnson for Failure to Warn About Dangers Associated With Surgical Mesh
    Last month, California sued Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn patients and doctors regarding the risks and likelihood of complications resulting from the company’s pelvic mesh devices. The suit also alleges false advertising and…
Rank this Week: 1768

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2233

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: 2644

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/
  • Jul 21

    Martin v. Yasuda (9th Cir. - July 21, 2016)

    Martin v. Yasuda (9th Cir. - July 21, 2016)
    The Ninth Circuit concludes today that the defendant waived its right to arbitrate.  And it's exactly right.  This is, indeed, a pretty classic -- and easy -- example of how to waive your rights.It'd almost be enough itself to…
  • Jul 20

    Kaur v. Things Remembered, Inc. (9th Cir. - July 20, 2016)

    Kaur v. Things Remembered, Inc. (9th Cir. - July 20, 2016)
    Well now here's a strange one.I was wondering when I read it why the Ninth Circuit published the order.  It's an incredibly short thing.  It basically just says (1) we hereby grant you permission to file a reply, and (2), sure,…
  • Jul 19

    Barrientos v. Lynch (9th Cir. - July 19, 2016)

    Barrientos v. Lynch (9th Cir. - July 19, 2016)
    The Ninth Circuit holds that the "mailbox rule" applies to petitioners who seek relief from deportation and who are in detention at the time they file their appeal, and that the required declaration that states that the petitioner is indeed…
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Jul 21

    Supreme Court clears way for state testing for possible Delta water project

    Supreme Court clears way for state testing for possible Delta water project
    In Property Reserve, Inc. v. Superior Court, the Supreme Court today holds that the Department of Water Resources can use precondemnation judicial procedures instead of a classic condemnation action to get authority to conduct environmental…
  • Jul 21

    Trial court has discretion to strike gang enhancement

    Trial court has discretion to strike gang enhancement
    In People v. Fuentes, the Supreme Court today holds that trial courts have the discretion to strike sentencing enhancement allegations for gang-related offenses.  Resolving a conflict in the case law, the court’s unanimous opinion…
  • Jul 20

    When to submit letters supporting petitions for review

    When to submit letters supporting petitions for review
    When a party petitions the Supreme Court for review, non-parties can submit letters to the court in support of review.  (Rule 8.500(g).)  Those letters can be effective.  (See here and here). The rules specify when a petition…
Rank this Week: 4588

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 379

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jul 21

    Inclusion in bankruptcy doesn’t equal discharged

    Inclusion in bankruptcy doesn’t equal discharged
    One of the petty struggles I have with clients is convincing them that they need to include all of their debts in bankruptcy. Sometimes, they will tell me they don’t want to include their car loan in the case because they “need…
  • Jul 20

    Melania Trump Sold The American Dream Short

    Melania Trump Sold The American Dream Short
    The infamous Melania Trump speech at the Republican convention shared more than a paragraph or so with Michelle Obama. It shared Michelle’s  aspirational thought that in America, any child with hard work and perseverance can…
  • Jul 18

    What Should Bankruptcy Cost?

    What Should Bankruptcy Cost?
    Bargain basement bankruptcy lawyers is the common denominator in my newest cases. It seems the newest specialty for bankruptcy lawyers is fixing mucked-up cases from other  lawyers. Most of the problems we’re seeing seem fixable,…
Rank this Week: 1635

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: 276

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Fox News Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Headed for Arbitration?

    Fox News Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Headed for Arbitration?
    Amid allegations of sexual harassment, Fox News is reportedly ousting 76-year-old CEO Roger Ailes. An internal investigation was launched after former Fox & Friends host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against…
  • Jul 18

    Discrimination Against HIV-Positive Worker

    Discrimination Against HIV-Positive Worker
    For decades, fear spawned widespread discrimination against people with HIV/ AIDS that resulted in sufferers losing their homes, jobs, education opportunities and access to medical and social services.  A series of federal…
  • Jul 15

    No-Beard Policy Sparks Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against NYPD

    No-Beard Policy Sparks Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against NYPD
    A Muslim police officer who is Pakistani-American has filed a federal religious discrimination lawsuit against the New York Police Department, alleging he was wrongly suspended during Ramadan for refusal to shave his one-inch beard.  The…
Rank this Week: 2368

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Man Killed in Orange County Motorcycle Accident

    Man Killed in Orange County Motorcycle Accident
    Navpreet Singh, 19, was killed in an Orange County motorcycle accident after he was struck by a vehicle that veered off its lane. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred on Santiago Canyon Road near…
  • Jul 12

    5-Year-Old Boy Nearly Drowns in Garden Grove Swimming Pool

    5-Year-Old Boy Nearly Drowns in Garden Grove Swimming Pool
    A 5-year-old boy nearly drowned in a swimming pool accident, which occurred at a community pool in Garden Grove. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the night of July 8, 2016 in the 13000 block of…
  • Jul 6

    Man Killed in Anaheim Motorcycle Accident

    Man Killed in Anaheim Motorcycle Accident
    James Hogg, 37, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Anaheim after officials said he lost control and crashed. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred along the westbound 91 Freeway at Tustin…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Jul 20

    Startling Child Sexual Abuse Statistics – Things You Should Know

    Startling Child Sexual Abuse Statistics – Things You Should Know
    There are certain topics that no one wants to talk about or think about.  Unfortunately, some of these topics are so important they need to be discussed even though they are uncomfortable for some and excruciating for others.  One…
  • Jul 19

    Collision Focus: The 5 Most Common Types of Serious Orange County Accident

    Collision Focus: The 5 Most Common Types of Serious Orange County Accident
    If you live in Orange County or in other populous areas of California, you simply understand that car accidents are a way of life and something that happens multiple times every day.  While that’s not a comforting thought,…
  • Jul 18

    Vehicle Passenger Rights – Passenger Killed in San Diego Rollover Accident

    Vehicle Passenger Rights – Passenger Killed in San Diego Rollover Accident
    All of us have ridden in vehicles as passengers recently, and few if any of us have thought about the legal duties that attach when such a situation unfolds.  Sadly, it seems all too often that either passengers who have been badly…
Rank this Week: 3388