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What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
Rank this Week: 260

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: 907

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

Focuses on men and the legal issues that they must face as fathers and husbands. By David Pisarra.

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Mar 1

    Intimate Partner Violence Report From CDC

    Intimate Partner Violence Report From CDC
    Here’s the CDC Report on Intimate Partner Violence that supports the statements I make about how prevalent female on male abuse is.   National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
  • Mar 5

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!
    If you’re sharing custody of a child, it’s a brutally hard thing to do. If you’ve had to fight for your rights to see your son or daughter, the battles can be long and frustrating. But here’s an activity you can do,…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?
    Men’s Family Law – Nationally recognized Father’s Rights expert David Pisarra discusses substance abuse and how it will effect a child custody case, how hard it is to prove and what you can do to protect yourself. If you…
Rank this Week: 3866

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Mar 1

    What A Great Weekend To Be A Conservative Political Junkie, But….

    What A Great Weekend To Be A Conservative Political Junkie, But….
    …my mind keeps returning to the abducted Assyrian Christians that I wrote about Thursday.   The good news is, in what looks like the first humanitarian act by ISIS to date, some are reporting that a few of the abductees are…
  • Feb 27

    Reading For The Red Eye To Meet The Pre

    Reading For The Red Eye To Meet The Pre
    Off to D.C. tonight after the show for a Sunday appearance on Meet the Press.  Taking with me galleys of C. J. Box’s Endangered and of Guy P. Benson’s and Mary Katharine Ham’s End of Discussion to pass the red eye…
  • Feb 27

    Chuck Todd On The CPAC Proceeding

    Chuck Todd On The CPAC Proceeding
    Meet The Press host Chuck Todd joined me for his regular Friday spot and we talked through what CPAC has shown (and not shown) about the state of the GOP race for the 2016 nomination: Audio: 02-27hhs-todd transcript: HH: Of course, it is…
Rank this Week: 1913

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 1

    Avoiding an Administrative Freeze on Your Bank Account

    Avoiding an Administrative Freeze on Your Bank Account
    WHAT'S AN "ADMINISTRATIVE FREEZE" OF A BANK ACCOUNT? I discussed bank administrative freezes in a very recent article called Court of Appeals Allows "Administrative Freeze". If you have a checking or savings account at a bank or other…
  • Feb 16

    Can Stores Enforce Their Credit Card Security Agreements in California

    Can Stores Enforce Their Credit Card Security Agreements in California
    In a recent blog post I addressed the question, "Can Stores Repossess What You Bought with the Store Card?" The basic answer was that they can if their store credit card contract gave them a right to do so. In other words, the issue is…
  • Jan 28

    Court of Appeals Allows "Administrative Freeze"

    Court of Appeals Allows "Administrative Freeze"
    AREN'T CREDITORS USUALLY PREVENTED FROM TOUCHING YOUR BANK ACCOUNT ONCE YOU FILE BANKRUPTY? Yes. The powerful federal law called the "automatic stay" strictly forbids your creditors from garnishing your checking or savings account from the…
Rank this Week: 3762

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law
    In 2007 California enacted a law banning the sale of handguns that lack the ability to imprint the weapon's make, model, and serial number on the cartridge when the bullet is fired.  The purpose of the law is fairly obvious. …
  • Jan 1

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year, 2015!Below are some links about the New Year.  Among other things, New York has banned taking selfie photos with tigers, lions, and other big…
  • Dec 19

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 860

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Feb 28

    Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation

    Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation
    So what do Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation have to do with one another.  The answer is that everything worth doing is worth building.  Well that is at least what pyschological research shows.  Researchers at Harvard were able…
  • Feb 26

    Abra Cadabra! Behold! A Bad Offer!

    Abra Cadabra! Behold! A Bad Offer!
    Are you and your client susceptible to verbal slight of hand? If there are multiple issues on the table, might the other party try to draw your attention to one seemingly generous offer in order to obscure from your view the fact the…
  • Feb 17

    A Selfie Can Show More Than What’s On the Outside

    A Selfie Can Show More Than What’s On the Outside
    Social media can be a critical tool in doing research into your own client or the other party and his or her attorney. It can give you an idea as to who this person is, his or her past and what to expect from them. If you find a lot of…
Rank this Week: 4175

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Top 10 Dumb Mistakes Made by People Under the Influence of Alcohol

    Top 10 Dumb Mistakes Made by People Under the Influence of Alcohol
    A recent post on our Los Angeles DUI blog, we spoke about how alcohol affects the brain’s ability to care about mistakes. There’s never a shortage of news to justify that finding. Here are ten of the dumbest mistakes people have…
  • Feb 23

    Research Suggests an Intriguing Reason for Why People Do Stupid Things While DUI in Los Angeles and Elsewhere

    Research Suggests an Intriguing Reason for Why People Do Stupid Things While DUI in Los Angeles and Elsewhere
    One of our recent blog posts covered some strange Los Angeles DUI stories, and today’s tale isn’t any less bizarre. On February 17th, an Australian man presented at a local hospital with a deep chainsaw wound that he had allegedly…
  • Feb 20

    What Happens After a Los Angeles DUI: The Long-term Picture

    What Happens After a Los Angeles DUI: The Long-term Picture
    Los Angeles DUI attorneys completely understand the long-term impact of a DUI conviction. Every case and every individual faces different repercussions. One person may bounce back from a conviction with help from a supportive community.…
Rank this Week: 337

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Santa Ana Man Charged with Murder After Fatal DUI

    Santa Ana Man Charged with Murder After Fatal DUI
    A Santa Ana man was charged with murder and felony hit and run causing death after killing Pearleen Hopkins on January 28, 2015.  Dallas Reichstein, 46 faces 34 years to life in prison after his SUV struck Hopkins on West MacArthur…
  • Feb 3

    Suge Knight Charged with Murder and Attempted Murder in Los Angele

    Suge Knight Charged with Murder and Attempted Murder in Los Angele
    The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed murder and attempted murder charges against Marion "Suge" Knight for allegedly running down two men in Compton. One of the men, Terry Carter, 55, was killed while Cle "Bone" Sloan, has…
  • Jan 28

    Irvine Man Arrested for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated

    Irvine Man Arrested for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated
    Irvine resident, Colin Selsted, 27, was arrested after a passenger in his vehicle died as a result of a crash on Shady Canyon Drive. Devon Williams, 23, of Westminster, was transported to Western Medical Center where she died from her…
Rank this Week: 4053

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Feb 28

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation
    Although pre-trial conferences are not a typical occurrence in tax litigation, the Tax Court will occasionally allow them to take place to address intractable disputes between the parties. In tax litigation, it is generally the…
  • Feb 24

    Preparing for a Tax Court Trial

    Preparing for a Tax Court Trial
    When your case is set for trial in the tax court, you will generally receive notice approximately five months prior to the trial date. The Tax Court provides ample notice to litigants so that they are able to pursue out-of-court settlements…
  • Feb 20

    What to Expect at a Tax Court Trial

    What to Expect at a Tax Court Trial
    If you are preparing for a Tax Court trial, you likely have many questions regarding what to expect. On the first day of your trial, the Tax Court trial clerk will announce the calendar call, which announces the name of each case that has…
Rank this Week: 2276

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Feb 28

    Arrival!

    Arrival!
    The future has arrived! In my last post I wrote about AutoNation's plans to develop a digital storefront. Well, in case you hadn't noticed, it's not just AutoNation, but virtually every dealership is developing a similar platform. It may…
  • Dec 31

    Is This the Future?

    Is This the Future?
    Is the computer really replacing the dealership's "Sales Lot"? Well, maybe not completely, but at least one national dealer is ramping up its online presence. AutoNation is pumping up to $100 million into a "digital storefront" program led by…
  • Nov 30

    Changing Demographic

    Changing Demographic
    I just returned from the SF Auto Show with my 12 year old son. It's a family tradition that takes place each Thanksgiving weekend, year after year. So what's different this year? Changing demographics for sure. See the picture of...
Rank this Week: 1752

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/
  • Feb 28

    Mobile Marijuana Dispensaries Targeted by City Councils, Fed

    Mobile Marijuana Dispensaries Targeted by City Councils, Fed
    Mobile medical marijuana dispensaries seemed to be a solution to a host of issues encountered by brick-and-motor locations. They could avoid issues with being too close to certain structures, such as schools or day care centers. They could…
  • Feb 27

    Marijuana Munchies: Researchers Discover Neurological Link

    Marijuana Munchies: Researchers Discover Neurological Link
    U.S. researchers have long sought to explain the link between consumption of marijuana and the trigger in appetite - often referred to as "the munchies." The connection is significant not just for the potential spike in Twinkies sales, but…
  • Feb 26

    Marijuana Legislation Weighed by Ohio, Vermont

    Marijuana Legislation Weighed by Ohio, Vermont
    The patchwork of state laws pertaining to marijuana continues to be subject to even more stitching. When California passed its medical marijuana law in 1996, it was historical and revolutionary. Now, nearly two decades later, nearly half of…
Rank this Week: 3424

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Feb 28

    Don't Run People Over With Your Car

    Don't Run People Over With Your Car
    Don't Run People Over With Your Car It may seem like common sense, but we really shouldn't run people over with our cars. Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of this going around lately and not just by Suge Knight. Using a car as a weapon…
  • Feb 27

    How Can You Benefit From Proposition 47?

    How Can You Benefit From Proposition 47?
    How Can You Benefit From Proposition 47? A man was arrested recently for the felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of Penal Code Section 29805. The gentlemen was convicted of a felony drug offense over ten…
  • Jan 20

    Finally Something Worth Steeling...Grapes?

    Finally Something Worth Steeling...Grapes?
    Finally, Something Worth Steeling…Grapes? http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/ex-vineyard-manager-winery-owner-pleads-not-guilty-to-grape/article_366c1816-6577-57b8-b730-c15a655aa796.html And, just so that we are all on the same…
Rank this Week: 4003

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!
    A common problem we see in correspondence from insurance companies to insureds is ambiguous and misleading language. A new life insurance matter we are handling provides a perfect example: In this case, a woman who had just been diagnosed…
  • Feb 26

    What is “Binding Arbitration”?

    What is “Binding Arbitration”?
    From time-to-time we review a health insurance policy for a client who has been denied medical treatment, services, or benefits and we find that their policy contains a binding arbitration provision. Oftentimes our clients are surprised to…
  • Feb 25

    Lyme Disease Disables Client - Long Term Disability Insurance Denial Overturned!

    Lyme Disease Disables Client - Long Term Disability Insurance Denial Overturned!
    Our client, a 32 year old, highly successful professional, was diagnosed with Lyme disease, as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein Barr virus, Barbonella and babesia. As a result of her disease, she suffered from cognitive impairment,…
Rank this Week: 1409

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Franchises Face Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit

    Franchises Face Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit
    Wage theft is a serious problem within many varying industries. It’s worth noting there is an overall increase in wage-and-hour lawsuits, due to a combination of factors that includes workers becoming more aware of their rights, more…
  • Feb 26

    Nikmanesh v. Wal-Mart – Pharmacists File California Labor Lawsuit

    Nikmanesh v. Wal-Mart – Pharmacists File California Labor Lawsuit
    A California labor lawsuit has been filed by a former Wal-Mart pharmacist on behalf of all pharmacists working for the retailer, alleging missed breaks and unpaid overtime. Plaintiff in Nikmanesh v. Wal-Mart worked for the company for more…
  • Feb 25

    Truckers Win Racial Discrimination Lawsuit – One of Many in the Industry

    Truckers Win Racial Discrimination Lawsuit – One of Many in the Industry
    Truckers have a tough job, working long hours, traveling long distances and navigating tough terrain with heavy machinery. The job can be made even more difficult when bosses engage in racial discrimination. Yet time and again, we hear about…
Rank this Week: 2105

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/
  • Feb 27

    2014 Judicial Appointment Data

    2014 Judicial Appointment Data
    Governor Brown Releases2014 Judicial Appointment DataSACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released annual applicant and appointee data for the administration’s judicial appointments.From 2011 through 2014, there were…
  • Feb 27

    Potter apparates to San Jose quickly

    Potter apparates to San Jose quickly
    Today's MetNews has Dan Potter Named Clerk of Sixth District Court of Appeal, noting "longtime assistant clerk/administrator of the Second District Court of Appeal, is leaving that post next week to become clerk/administrator of the Sixth…
  • Feb 27

    Beds: "Viewpoint: Airbags in His Underpants"

    Beds: "Viewpoint: Airbags in His Underpants"
    Yep, that sounds like a Beds' column (click here); except that it's not really about what you might think at all; it's far more serious, it's about -- oh, wait, wow, have you seen these dancing kittens? And ten ways celebrities lose…
Rank this Week: 110

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 27

    New Report On Elder Financial Abuse Shows Shocking Statistic

    New Report On Elder Financial Abuse Shows Shocking Statistic
    A new report, released by True Link Financial, a financial services firm based in San Francisco has revealed that seniors lose $36.48 Billion each year due to financial elder abuse. According to the report: "The fraud research community…
  • Feb 19

    Poor Nutrition: A Form of Elder Neglect in California

    Poor Nutrition: A Form of Elder Neglect in California
    Nursing homes in California have a responsibility to prevent malnutrition in resident elders, per the California Department of Public Health. In fact, failure by nursing home staff to monitor residents during mealtime, and/or failure to…
  • Feb 12

    The Dangers of Improper Maintenance of Nursing Homes in California

    The Dangers of Improper Maintenance of Nursing Homes in California
    When you entrust the care of your loved elder to a nursing home in California, you have the right to expect that the facility they are residing in will be properly maintained, so as to prevent an injury. However, all too often nursing home…
Rank this Week: 3690

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: 2043

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/
  • Feb 27

    Recalls are announced to keep consumers…

    Recalls are announced to keep consumers safe from defective products. But, are we really keeping defective children's products out of homes, schools, and day care centers? Learn more on the San Diego Injury Law Blog.
  • Feb 20

    Bicycle Accidents and Highway Interchange

    Bicycle Accidents and Highway Interchange
    There are many reasons to commute by bicycle. However, sharing the road with cars can be risky, especially around interchanges. Learn more on the San Diego Injury Law Blog.
  • Feb 13

    Construction Accident in Northern California

    Construction Accident in Northern California
    Construction sites can be dangerous workplaces. Learn more from the San Diego Injury Law Blog about how one construction site resulted in serious injuries to worker.
Rank this Week: 783

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Revocable Transfer upon Death Deed

    Revocable Transfer upon Death Deed
    Back on June 21, 2011, I penned a post about proposed bill AB-699 which would have authorized a homeowner to designate a beneficiary for their property upon their death. The bill ultimately failed in the Senate Judiciary committee and thus…
  • Feb 18

    Following a Court Order

    Following a Court Order
    A sure-fire way to get into a legal predicament is to disobey a court order. Failure to abide by a court order is grounds for dismissal of an appeal. The term for this is the disentitlement doctrine. This legal remedy was recently applied in…
  • Feb 11

    Time of Death - Survivorship Requirement

    Time of Death - Survivorship Requirement
    A person is entitled to receive an inheritance only if they outlive the decedent. Dead people, no matter what you may hear otherwise, are not allowed to inherit anything.  This is known as survivorship. A logical follow-up question then…
Rank this Week: 4007

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/
  • Feb 27

    Police Seek Information In Victorville Hit-and-Run Accident

    Police Seek Information In Victorville Hit-and-Run Accident
    Officials announced this week that they are seeking two vehicles, a small black Infiniti SUV and a red, white and blue motorcycle, as "vehicles of interest" in connection with the hit-and-run death of 39-year-old Mandy Joy Sky. According to…
  • Feb 24

    Orange County Woman Killed In Diamond Bar Car Accident

    Orange County Woman Killed In Diamond Bar Car Accident
    Juana Gutierrez-Gomez, 50, of Fullerton sustained fatal injuries in a car accident in Diamond Bar the afternoon of February 16, 2015. According to a City News Service report, the crash occurred on the northbound 57 Freeway just north of…
  • Feb 23

    Huntington Beach DUI Collision Proves Fatal

    Huntington Beach DUI Collision Proves Fatal
    Ronald Larson, 72, was fatally injured in a Huntington Beach car accident, which officials say was caused by a suspected drunk driver who fled the scene. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, police found Larson in the…
Rank this Week: 78

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Chino Hills Head On Crash Causes Major Injurie

    Chino Hills Head On Crash Causes Major Injurie
    A head-on car accident in Chino Hills left two motorists severely injured. According to a news report in in The Press-Enterprise, the major injury collision occurred the night of February 26, 2015 at Carbon Canyon Road and Canyon Hills near…
  • Feb 23

    Man Injured Falling Off Ladder At Huntington Beach Construction Site

    Man Injured Falling Off Ladder At Huntington Beach Construction Site
    A man was injured in a construction site accident after he fell off a ladder the afternoon of February 16, 2015. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred at a parking structure under construction near…
  • Feb 18

    Dropped Mattress Leads to Fatal Santa Ana Crash on 55 Freeway

    Dropped Mattress Leads to Fatal Santa Ana Crash on 55 Freeway
    Cynthia Brock, 53, of Costa Mesa was killed in a Santa Ana car accident, which officials say, was caused by a dropped mattress on the 55 Freeway. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of the…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Feb 27

    Motorcyle Accident Statistic

    Motorcyle Accident Statistic
    All information regarding the motorcycle accident statistics compiled here comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Feb 25

    How Smart is a “Smart” Car in an Accident?

    How Smart is a “Smart” Car in an Accident?
    American automobiles are on a diet - getting smaller and more lightweight in order to comply with mileage regulations. This means that auto makers are replacing steel with light metals and plastics, which lowers gas mileage but also…
  • Feb 24

    Cops Cheating Accident Victim

    Cops Cheating Accident Victim
    Just to be clear, it's technically the officer's choice to write a police report or not if someone says they are not injured ,
Rank this Week: 4282

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/
  • Feb 27

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)
    It's not that I don't feel bad for the defendant in this case.  I do.  It turns out that it was the last holder in a game of hot potato.But a deal's a deal.  Even if it's a bad one.  So it loses the property.Shortened to…
  • Feb 26

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)
    Can you guess what this appeal is about?  Can you guess the result?  Here are the first three sentences of the opinion:"A jury convicted defendant Jerrold Elwin Johnson of the first degree murder of Ellen Salling with the special…
  • Feb 24

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)
    Nothing good ever comes out of the following fact pattern:"On Saturday, November 28, 2009, around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m., the 44-year-old defendant was home, drinking beer, and playing video games, when his son Theo brought home three friends and…
Rank this Week: 519

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date
    H-1B petitions will be accepted by the USCIS for employer filing for October 1, 2015 employment is April 1, 2015. Last year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 9, 2014, that it had received 172,500 H-1B …
  • Jan 4

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip
    Immigration Attorney Chuck Miller lists his Top Ten H-1B tips for employers and professional employees, in advance of the start of the April 1, 2015 H-1B filing periodEmployers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers…
  • Nov 26

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action
     Click Here to download the Bulletin in Adobe PDF format...                                                  …
Rank this Week: 4040

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: 1911

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3682

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/
  • Feb 27

    IP in the NFL: “I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined,” or Are You?

    IP in the NFL: “I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined,” or Are You?
    Just last week, on February 18, 2015, Seattle Seahawks superstar running back Marshawn Lynch (“Lynch”), also known as Beast Mode, filed for a federal trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Feb 27

    Congress is Reconsidering “Anti Troll” Legislation

    Congress is Reconsidering “Anti Troll” Legislation
    On February 5, 2015, Congressman Bob Goodlatte reintroduced the “Innovation Act”; a bill designed to implement several changes to the legal framework governing United States patent law. The law is designed to make it more…
  • Feb 13

    The Left Shark, Katy Perry and Copyright Chum

    The Left Shark, Katy Perry and Copyright Chum
    What do you get when you take one shark costume, add a confused backup dancer, throw in Katy Perry and the Super Bowl halftime show and top it off with a satirical artist with a 3D printer? First the backstory. The “Left Shark” in…
Rank this Week: 948

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/
  • Feb 27

    CEQA; sex offender registration, residency-restriction opinions filing Monday

    CEQA; sex offender registration, residency-restriction opinions filing Monday
    As expected, the Supreme Court will file opinions on Monday in the last three undecided cases from the December calendar.  These will be the last opinions signed by now-retired Justice Marvin Baxter. In Berkeley Hillside Preservation v.…
  • Feb 26

    Supreme Court affirms death judgment, leaves open possible vicarious liability against CHP

    Supreme Court affirms death judgment, leaves open possible vicarious liability against CHP
    The Supreme Court filed two opinions this morning, one a review of a Court of Appeal writ decision and one a decision of an automatic direct appeal of a judgment of death. In State of California v. Superior Court, the court held that the…
  • Feb 25

    Vicarious liability, death penalty opinions filing tomorrow

    Vicarious liability, death penalty opinions filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file two opinions.  In State of California v. Superior Court, the court will address whether the California Highway Patrol can be considered the special employer of a tow truck driver…
Rank this Week: 3844

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/
  • Feb 27

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement
    In a post in August, 2014 (HERE), the California Business Litigation blog wrote about a lawsuit filed by Cal200. That suit alleged that many school districts in California were failing to meet the elementary school standard for PE of 200…
  • Feb 20

    Los Angeles Unified School District Attorneys to Help Students Facing Deportation

    Los Angeles Unified School District Attorneys to Help Students Facing Deportation
    Immigration issues are nothing new in the U.S. In the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials and teachers have long dealt with students who may not have been in the country legally. The LAUSD is the second largest school district in…
  • Feb 13

    Florida Court of Appeals Makes Social Media Discoverable

    Florida Court of Appeals Makes Social Media Discoverable
    In January of 2015, the Florida State Court of Appeals delivered a ruling that may prove to be a landmark. Within the context of a personal injury case, the court ruled that social media posts made by the plaintiff were discoverable even…
Rank this Week: 1028

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Feb 27

    Lactating men, toilet stalls and the arc of justice

    Lactating men, toilet stalls and the arc of justice
    By Christian Schreiber For the vast majority of workers, the laws that protect their rights operate silently in the background. This is especially true in California, where labor laws are frequently hailed – or assailed – as the…
  • Feb 20

    Will the “real” employer please stand up? The consequences of the global shift to subcontracting, franchising, and outsourcing

    Will the “real” employer please stand up? The consequences of the global shift to subcontracting, franchising, and outsourcing
    By Anne Richardson A fundamental change has taken place in the American workplace, and we are only now beginning to realize just how monumental it is. A new book, The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can be Done…
  • Jan 30

    It’s time to proclaim your own “Ed Roberts Day”

    It’s time to proclaim your own “Ed Roberts Day”
    Most of us did not observe “Ed Roberts Day” on January 23rd, but we should have.  Roberts, one of the founders of the independent living movement, lived a bold life “out-loud,”as one of a cadre of activists who…
Rank this Week: 2153

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 4322

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/
  • Feb 27

    IRS Counsel's Memorandum Could Have Important Implications for S Corporation Shareholder

    IRS Counsel's Memorandum Could Have Important Implications for S Corporation Shareholder
    The Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a memorandum late last year addressing a question about the rights of shareholders in a corporation that switched from subchapter S to subchapter C and then switched…
  • Feb 13

    Delaware Law Applies to California Shareholder Derivative Suit, According to Court

    Delaware Law Applies to California Shareholder Derivative Suit, According to Court
    A California appellate court applied Delaware law in its ruling against a shareholder's derivative action. Jones v. Martinez, 230 Cal. App. 4th 1248 (2014). The corporation is headquartered in California but incorporated in Delaware. The…
  • Jan 30

    Judge Rules in Favor of eBook Retailer in Copyright Claim Brought by Publisher

    Judge Rules in Favor of eBook Retailer in Copyright Claim Brought by Publisher
    An eBook retailer did not commit copyright infringement, a judge ruled late last year, when it published information about software that can be used to strip digital rights management (DRM) from eBooks purchased through its online store. The…
Rank this Week: 2958

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/
  • Feb 27

    Questions and Answers on new H4 EAD

    Questions and Answers on new H4 EAD
    Answers by attorney Shah Peerally For all your questions please post on SPLAWFORUM.com Information provided above is for educational purposes only.  One should not act or refrain to act solely based on the information provided.  You…
  • Feb 24

    H4 – EAD – After years of years of fighting the H4 Employment Authorization is here – Finally!

    H4 – EAD – After years of years of fighting the H4 Employment Authorization is here – Finally!
    As you all know our law firm and a group of very dedicated individuals have been fighting for the H4 EAD for years. Finally DHS announced today that on May 26, 2015 some H4 Visa holders will actually get a work permit. 510 742 5887 If you…
  • Feb 20

    March 2015 Visa Bulletin – India EB2 moving to January 1, 2007

    March 2015 Visa Bulletin – India EB2 moving to January 1, 2007
    EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES First:  Priority Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences. Second:  Members of the Professions Holding…
Rank this Week: 1541

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

Features business updates with a focus on California law. By Top Floor Legal, PC.

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Feb 27

    Friday Grab Bag: Pizza, Sweepstakes, and Rants [e157]

    Friday Grab Bag: Pizza, Sweepstakes, and Rants [e157]
    The guys finish off the week by discussing the sweepstakes being conducted by Domino’s and how a franchisee can deviate from the franchise model. Transcript: NASIR: All right. Welcome to our business law podcast where we cover business…
  • Feb 26

    Temporary Relief from ACA Penalty for Small Employer

    Temporary Relief from ACA Penalty for Small Employer
    On February 18, the IRS announced that it would delay the imposition of an excise tax penalty on small employers who maintain standalone health reimbursement arrangements. The delay recognizes that the Small Business Health Options Program,…
  • Feb 25

    California Employers and Waiving Meal Periods [e156]

    California Employers and Waiving Meal Periods [e156]
    Nasir and Matt discuss the recent conflict between the California Labor Code and Industrial Welfare Commission concerning a second meal period for healthcare employees working in excess of 12 hours.
Rank this Week: 2168

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/
  • Feb 27

    Selling Your Business: 3 Tip

    Selling Your Business: 3 Tip
    The first document you should prepare when selling your business is a sales agreement. All terms of the company’s purchase should be outlined in this document and it will be the center of the sale. Here are some key items to include in…
  • Feb 20

    Ensuring Your Business is Labor-Law Compliant

    Ensuring Your Business is Labor-Law Compliant
    If you employ workers, chances are good that your business is subject to a number of labor laws enacted by the United States Department of Labor as well as the California Department of Industrial Relations. Failure to comply with these labor…
  • Feb 13

    Why You Should Have An Attorney Review Your Commercial Lease

    Why You Should Have An Attorney Review Your Commercial Lease
    Even sophisticated business owners that have rented before may have difficulty understanding certain aspects of a commercial lease or may miss details that could have a significant impact on their operations. Below are 4 common issues…
Rank this Week: 232

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Feb 27

    Gray Divorce

    Gray Divorce
    According to a study on rising divorce among middle-aged and older adults by the Department of Sociology and National Center for Family & Marriage Research Bowling Green State University, the divorce rate among adults ages 50 and up…
  • Feb 26

    Same-Sex Marriage Sweeps Nation by Storm

    Same-Sex Marriage Sweeps Nation by Storm
    As of February 2015, 37 states, the District of Columbia, and 22 Native American tribal jurisdictions recognize same-sex marriage. Due to the Supreme Court's June 2013 ruling to strike down a key aspect of the Defense of Marriage Act, those…
  • Feb 25

    Can Cheating Affect Spousal Support?

    Can Cheating Affect Spousal Support?
    Many cases that we handle at Claery & Green, LLP involve adultery, either on behalf of a client's spouse, or on behalf of our client. Since cheating, racy text messages, and rekindled Facebook love affairs lead to so many divorces, we are…
Rank this Week: 4660

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/
  • Feb 27

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/27/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/27/15
    Last Sunday, the Oscars telecast featured several films and acceptance speeches that focused on themes of social justice and social good. Have a listen to Bob Marley‘s Get Up, Stand Up while perusing our curated nonprofit…
  • Feb 25

    Expedited Determination Process for 501(c)(4) Organization

    Expedited Determination Process for 501(c)(4) Organization
    The Internal Revenue Service recently released a memorandum modifying and clarifying procedures for Section 501(c)(4) applicants seeking exemption after December 23, 2014, which may potentially be engaged in political campaign intervention or…
  • Feb 22

    CEB: Nonprofit Law: Hot Topics – Livecast on Thu, 2/26, at noon

    CEB: Nonprofit Law: Hot Topics – Livecast on Thu, 2/26, at noon
    Erin and I will be presenting a program on Nonprofit Law: Hot Topics for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) – State Bar of California livecast on Thursday, February 26 from noon to 1 p.m. The following description of our program…
Rank this Week: 1811

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/
  • Feb 27

    Evolution Of The Republican Party Or Why Democrats Need To Tune In And Turn Out

    Evolution Of The Republican Party Or Why Democrats Need To Tune In And Turn Out
    What does it mean that your typical Republican does not believe in global warming or evolution, but does believe that Christianity should be established as this country's national religion?  According to a recent Public Policy…
  • Feb 20

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point
    Rudy Giuliani is a mean-spirited hack who long ago gave up any right to appear in polite society, much less be the driver of a news cycle.  But there he was, speaking at a fundraiser for a fellow traveler, Wisconsin Governor Scott…
  • Feb 18

    Hope Springs Eternal

    Hope Springs Eternal
    As I wrote last year in Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan, since their heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the 2006 playoffs, the Mets have experienced historic collapses to miss the playoffs, baffling player moves, an unprecedented…
Rank this Week: 271

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Glotzer & Sweat, LLP.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    California Appellate Decision on Nursing Home Abuse Claim

    California Appellate Decision on Nursing Home Abuse Claim
    In a recent California Court of Appeal decision, Lemaire v. Covenant Care California, LLC, the court struck down a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs in a blow to patient’s rights.  My insight in this decision is as…
  • Jan 26

    Kern County CA $1 Million Wrongful Death Jury Verdict: Auto v. Tractor Trailer

    Kern County CA $1 Million Wrongful Death Jury Verdict: Auto v. Tractor Trailer
    The Los Angeles Daily Journal this week reported a $1 Million jury verdict out of Kern County CA involving an traffic collision between tractor trailer and a passenger automobile (Cardenas v. Hettinga Transportation, Inc.; Freddy Garcia and…
  • Jan 20

    Things We Can Learn from $4 Million California Bicycle Accident Verdict

    Things We Can Learn from $4 Million California Bicycle Accident Verdict
    As reported by the various local news stations, a jury in San Francisco California last week awarded the family of a bicyclist killed by a commercial truck a verdict of $4 Million.  While this may seem like a lot to many, I’m sure…
Rank this Week: 2103

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
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
  • Feb 25

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well
    The following is a guest blog post by Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP in Los Angeles, a firm focused exclusively on family law. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 25 years. It’s not uncommon for out-of-state…
  • Feb 23

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire
    When next faced with preparing for jury voir dire examination before trial, consider these five practical suggestions. Determine the types of jurors that you do and don’t want. Rather than selecting jurors through stereotypes (e.g.,…
Rank this Week: 2752

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
  • Feb 25

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well
    The following is a guest blog post by Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP in Los Angeles, a firm focused exclusively on family law. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 25 years. It’s not uncommon for out-of-state…
  • Feb 23

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire
    When next faced with preparing for jury voir dire examination before trial, consider these five practical suggestions. Determine the types of jurors that you do and don’t want. Rather than selecting jurors through stereotypes (e.g.,…
Rank this Week: 3965

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Oakland

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Oakland
    On Tuesday afternoon, a female bicyclist was struck and killed in an East Oakland neighborhood. According to KRON Channel Four News, the collision happened near Prune and San Leandro Streets, sometime around 4:30 p.m. The bicyclist, a woman…
  • Feb 24

    Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Athlete

    Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Athlete
    Youth sports, tackle football in particular, have been under fire lately as the discovery and continued research regarding the connection between playing and the potential for impaired cognitive development and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A…
  • Jan 28

    CPSC Pushes for Window Blind Safety Regulation

    CPSC Pushes for Window Blind Safety Regulation
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been pushing for safety regulations for the cords connected to window coverings on blinds and shades. Although, the industry has had ‘voluntary’ standards in place, this has not…
Rank this Week: 2543

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    ATV Accidents: Statistics, Safety, and Legal Representation

    ATV Accidents: Statistics, Safety, and Legal Representation
    While cars are responsible for a strong majority of vehicle-related accidents, they are not the only culprit in the fatal or injury-causing accidents we see in our Northern California injury practice. All-terrain vehicle accidents…
  • Feb 25

    California Child Injury Lawyer on the Danger of Scooter Accident

    California Child Injury Lawyer on the Danger of Scooter Accident
    There are few sounds as good for the soul as the noise of children at play. In a world where technology often keeps even young children glued to screens, it is especially heart-warming to hear kids engaged in active, outdoor play. It is…
  • Feb 24

    San Francisco Apartment Rental Fires & The Law

    San Francisco Apartment Rental Fires & The Law
    There are few images as peaceful and serene as a cozy room adorned with oversized chairs and handmade blankets, all set before a blazing fire. Fire can be beautiful and functional; fire can also be destructive, frightening, and even deadly. …
Rank this Week: 3049

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Dez Bryant Domestic Violence Video Rumors: Is Dez Bryant Being Extorted?

    Dez Bryant Domestic Violence Video Rumors: Is Dez Bryant Being Extorted?
    Recent rumors have surfaced regarding a potential video of NFL star Dez Bryant engaging in an act of domestic violence. Is the video being withheld from the public due to extortion?
  • Feb 25

    Hit and Run Epidemic Leads LA to Launch New System

    Hit and Run Epidemic Leads LA to Launch New System
    Los Angeles has launched a hit and run alert system that will make public information regarding hit and run suspects in an attempt to make more hit and run-related arrests.
  • Feb 23

    Could Your Smartphone Carry Your Driver’s License?

    Could Your Smartphone Carry Your Driver’s License?
    California could implement a plan to let drivers possess their license on their smartphone. Would you apply for a digital driver's license?
Rank this Week: 1712