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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/
  • May 28

    Black Market Marijuana Competition to Legal California Medical Cannabis Dispensarie

    Black Market Marijuana Competition to Legal California Medical Cannabis Dispensarie
    While there has been much progress made in the legalization of medical marijuana and the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana in general, much of what has been accomplished still seems like half-measures. In some jurisdictions,…
  • May 27

    Patients on California Wait List for Organ Transplants Can Now Test Positive for THC

    Patients on California Wait List for Organ Transplants Can Now Test Positive for THC
    While most people are aware patients who are in need of an organ transplant are likely to have to wait on a very long wait list for donated organs. Most worry about whether they will live long enough to receive an organ, many people do not…
  • May 25

    'The Wire' Actor Arrested for Marijuana Possession and DUI

    'The Wire' Actor Arrested for Marijuana Possession and DUI
    According to a recent news article from Huffington Post, actor Seth Gilliam, who is best known for his roles as Ellis Carver on the Wire, Clayton Hughes on Oz, and Gabriel Stokes on the Walking Dead, was arrested for alleged drunk driving and…
Rank this Week: 636

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • May 28

    Legal Lack of Capacity vs. Eccentricity: What’s the difference in California?

    Legal Lack of Capacity vs. Eccentricity: What’s the difference in California?
    Let’s pretend you have a crazy uncle that only wears pajamas even when going to places outside his home.  He often goes to his neighbors’ houses and offers to buy all of their furniture even though he the furniture is not for…
  • May 21

    Just the Fees Please: How Much Should Your California Trustee Charge?

    Just the Fees Please: How Much Should Your California Trustee Charge?
    Most Trusts allow Trustees to pay themselves “reasonable” fees for the work they do, but what is reasonable?  That depends on the type of Trustee you have.  In this video, Keith Davidson discusses some of the issues…
  • May 14

    Top 5 Must Know Facts for your California Undue Influence Case

    Top 5 Must Know Facts for your California Undue Influence Case
    If you have an undue influence claim, here are the top five things you must consider in bringing your claim in court: 1.  It’s a Two-Headed Monster Starting January 1, 2014, the definition of undue influence was unified under…
Rank this Week: 3843

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3223

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1579

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: 2810

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/
  • May 28

    Stock Repurchases: “We Can’t Think Of Anything Better To Do With Your Money”

    Stock Repurchases: “We Can’t Think Of Anything Better To Do With Your Money”
    The Wall Street Journal took aim yesterday at stock repurchases and dividend payments, citing a commissioned study that concluded: “companies in the S&P 500 index sharply increased their spending on dividends and buybacks…
  • May 27

    Does Mandated Unbundling Deprive Stockholders The Right To Vote On The Whole?

    Does Mandated Unbundling Deprive Stockholders The Right To Vote On The Whole?
    A forthcoming academic paper looks for bundling in more than 1,500 management proposals between 2003 and 2012.  Bundling occurs when multiple matters are combined into a single proposal.  The authors, James Cox, Fabrizio…
  • May 26

    Doing The Math On Delaware Derivative Settlement

    Doing The Math On Delaware Derivative Settlement
    Last Friday, Delaware lawyer Francis G.X. Pileggi wrote about Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster’s recent decision to award more than $72 million in attorneys fees in costs in connection with the settlement of a derivative action…
Rank this Week: 517

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 28

    Former Congressman Phil English On TPA/TPP

    Former Congressman Phil English On TPA/TPP
    My colleague Phil English explained TPA and TPP today on today’s show, as Hillary Clinton continues her astonishing silence on this crucial part of the president’s agenda –the only part that has attracted widespread GOP…
  • May 27

    Former Federal Judge Stephen Larson On The FIFA Investigation And Charge

    Former Federal Judge Stephen Larson On The FIFA Investigation And Charge
    One of my law partners if former federal district court judge and federal prosecutor Stephen Larson.  He joined me to open Wednesday’s show and discuss the sweeping nature of the charges unveiled…
  • May 27

    Understanding Problems and Solution

    Understanding Problems and Solution
    Dennis Prager begins a series on understanding the differences between Left and Right in National Review: Material poverty doesn’t cause murder, rape, or terror. Moral poverty does. That’s one of the great divides between Left and…
Rank this Week: 1620

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/
  • May 27

    Lawsuit on Delay of EAD – work permit authorization.

    Lawsuit on Delay of EAD – work permit authorization.
    The work permit or work authorization is offered to many categories such as L2 visa holders, pending adjustment of status, Asylees, and lately the H4 visa holders. However recently USCIS has actually delayed the issuance of the work…
  • May 25

    Breaking Good News: H4 work authorization opening tomorrow May 26, 2015 – Save Jobs USA lawsuit lost!

    Breaking Good News: H4 work authorization opening tomorrow May 26, 2015 – Save Jobs USA lawsuit lost!
    For all those who were waiting to hear from the outcome on the H4 EAD lawsuit from Save Jobs USA, the Judge has made a decision.  The decision was that there will be no injunction against the H4 EAD regulatory rules and people on H4 who…
  • May 22

    New H1B Amendment Requirement Rule

    New H1B Amendment Requirement Rule
    H1b Amendment under the new rule of Simeio Solutions Decision from Shah Peerally, Attorney at Law Information provided above is for educational purposes only.  One should not act or refrain to act solely based on the information…
Rank this Week: 3399

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/
  • May 27

    Man Loses More than $1,000 through Unfounded DUI Charge

    Man Loses More than $1,000 through Unfounded DUI Charge
    The expenses associated with a DUI in Los Angeles are high and can include everything from fines and vehicle impoundment to the cost of getting an ignition lock system installed. Putting out that money is bad enough when the cops have some…
  • May 25

    DUI Arrest Pits Cops Against Town Administrator

    DUI Arrest Pits Cops Against Town Administrator
    Some people picked up for a DUI in Los Angeles or some other city may try to bluster their way out of a charge by claiming to have friends in high places who will get them off and make trouble for the arresting police officers. In almost all…
  • May 20

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?
    Most people understand that someone who meets the criteria for a DUI in Los Angeles has a good chance of getting hurt if he or she gets behind the wheel. But people in Wisconsin–and perhaps in other states as well–are more likely…
Rank this Week: 361

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California injury law. By Blady Weinreb Law Group LLP.

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • May 27

    SXSW Sued for Pedestrian Death

    SXSW Sued for Pedestrian Death
    A man whose daughter was injured at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival when a man fleeing police drove his car into a crowd claims the incident was preventable. As reported in Courthouse News Service, the lawsuit filed in…
  • May 2

    Man sues foreclosure company for leaving ammo at curb

    Man sues foreclosure company for leaving ammo at curb
    An Allentown, PA man recently sued a Michigan foreclosure firm alleging negligence in 2014, according to The Pennsylvania Record. Rene Rodriguez filed a lawsuit on April 24, 2015 against Five Brothers Inc. of Warren, Mich., in U.S. District…
  • Apr 22

    Pilots Ignored Safety Checks in Billionaire's Plane Crash

    Pilots Ignored Safety Checks in Billionaire's Plane Crash
    Investigators of the private-jet crash that killed Lewis Katz discovered that the billionaire's personal pilots rarely performed the required pre-flight safety checks when flying their boss around the country. As reported in the Insurance…
Rank this Week: 2721

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • May 27

    Woman Thanks Cop for DUI Arrest

    Woman Thanks Cop for DUI Arrest
    There are many things that people picked up for a DUI in Los Angeles would probably like to say to the officers who arrested them. “Thank you” is usually not one of them. But one California woman had a different reaction. Six…
  • May 25

    Cop Faces Higher Penalties under Michigan’s “Super Drunk” Law

    Cop Faces Higher Penalties under Michigan’s “Super Drunk” Law
    A blood alcohol content reading of .08 or higher is enough to get you charged with a DUI in Los Angeles. You face the same penalties whether or not your BAC is .09 or .16. But that’s not the case in Michigan. The Great Lake State has…
  • May 18

    DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Rece

    DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Rece
    Most people accused of a DUI in Los Angeles would make a point of making a good impression when their cases comes up for trial. That would include, of course, coming to court sober. Ignore that basic rule, and you could find yourself in even…
Rank this Week: 1306

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/
  • May 27

    No conference held the week of May 25, 2015

    No conference held the week of May 25, 2015
    The Court is holding no conference this week because it is hearing oral argument in San Francisco. Accordingly, this week no action will be taken on petitions for review and no opinions will be ordered published or depublished.
  • May 27

    Last “transition” rehearing petition denied with no votes from the new justices [UPDATED]

    Last “transition” rehearing petition denied with no votes from the new justices [UPDATED]
    The Supreme Court this afternoon denied rehearing in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley.  The denial of a rehearing petition is usually the most mundane of events; the outcome of such a petition is traditionally as…
  • May 27

    Workers’ compensation, criminal restitution/Marsy’s Law, death penalty opinions filing tomorrow

    Workers’ compensation, criminal restitution/Marsy’s Law, death penalty opinions filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file three opinions: (1)  People v. Ford , which was argued on the April calendar, is of interest not only for the issues presented, but because the crime victim in the case asked to speak at the…
Rank this Week: 3141

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • May 27

    IRS Downplays Latest Data Breach

    IRS Downplays Latest Data Breach
    The IRS recently announced the unauthorized access into 100,000 tax accounts by cyber-criminals through the “Get Transcript” application on the IRS website.  Virtually every word in Commissioner Koskinen’s statement is…
  • May 20

    Clinton Foundation Under Fire for Tax Error

    Clinton Foundation Under Fire for Tax Error
    Filing an amended tax return is normally not that big of a deal.  It is not uncommon for folks to make mistakes or leave out information on their Form 1040 personal income tax filing.  To amend a previously filed Form ……
  • May 18

    Board of Equalization is not of fan of Denny’s in California’s central valley

    Board of Equalization is not of fan of Denny’s in California’s central valley
    Have you been to one of the Denny’s operated by Abdul Halim? He operates three Denny’s restaurants located in Lathrop, Manteca, and Stockton. If you have a craving for a Moons Over My Hammy and live in the California’s…
Rank this Week: 3022

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • May 27

    When It Comes to Property Acquisitions and Private Development, Timing May Be Everything

    When It Comes to Property Acquisitions and Private Development, Timing May Be Everything
    As the old adage goes, the three most important things to consider with real estate are location, location, and location.  But any developer who has lived through a real estate cycle, and any public agency that is under a funding…
  • May 26

    Redevelopment By Any Other Name Would Still Be Redevelopment…

    Redevelopment By Any Other Name Would Still Be Redevelopment…
    It appears the state assembly is trying to get California back on the redevelopment wagon…again. (For a brief history lesson on redevelopment, see below.)  Assembly Bill 2 (AB2), which passed the assembly earlier this month,…
  • May 22

    What is “Just Compensation” for Gas Station Acquisitions?

    What is “Just Compensation” for Gas Station Acquisitions?
    Gas stations and car washes are primarily owner-occupied convenience businesses, typically located near freeway off-ramps and at the intersections of well-traveled roadways.  As a result, they’re frequently involved in eminent…
Rank this Week: 3478

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • May 27

    9th Circuit Limits Protection for Starving Artists to California’s Starving Artist

    9th Circuit Limits Protection for Starving Artists to California’s Starving Artist
    It is a well-known axiom of the art world that an artist must suffer for his (or her) art.  Unfortunately for many artists, particularly those who draw or paint or photograph, it has also been axiomatic that those artists must sell their…
  • May 27

    Remember the Alamo…..Beer?

    Remember the Alamo…..Beer?
    With the popularity of craft brews, we all know there are a lot more beers out there than ever before and they’re all competing for consumer attention.  So, what better way to popularize your new beer and to garner hometown support…
  • May 27

    Where Does the First Amendment End and the Lanham Act Begin?

    Where Does the First Amendment End and the Lanham Act Begin?
    When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled against the Washington Redskins over the NFL team’s registration of marks using the term “REDSKINS,” many of us learned that the First Amendment does not provide an absolute…
Rank this Week: 1827

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • May 27

    “Wellness” Has Made Us Better

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

    Will “Wellness” Make Us Better?

    Will “Wellness” Make Us Better?
    The United States Supreme Court will hand down its decision in the next few weeks in the case of Wellness Int’l Network, Ltd. v. Sharif (“Wellness”), 727 F.3d 751 (7th Cir. 2013) regarding bankruptcy courts’…
  • Apr 27

    As Retail Bankruptcies Rise, Landlords Must Prepare

    As Retail Bankruptcies Rise, Landlords Must Prepare
    Commercial landlords should take notice. Within the last several months, one women’s clothing retailer after another has gone out of business. On Dec. 4, 2014, Philadelphia-based Deb Shops filed Chapter 11. Next came Delia’s,…
Rank this Week: 1716

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: 391

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    What You Need to Know About Implied Easements in California

    What You Need to Know About Implied Easements in California
    Commercial real estate transactions include negotiations based on various information about the land in question. One issue that may come up when you are buying or selling commercial real estate is whether there are any easements on the land,…
  • May 11

    Legislature Considering Law that Would Clarify When a Limited Partnership's Life Begin

    Legislature Considering Law that Would Clarify When a Limited Partnership's Life Begin
    When you are forming a business, you have many entities to choose from. One option is a limited partnership. These entities are governed in California by the California Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2008 (CULPA). However, the law…
  • May 5

    The Operative Date of California's Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

    The Operative Date of California's Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act
    When you decide to form a business, there are many decisions you have to make which require business counseling and advice. One of those decisions is the decision regarding what sort of business entity you will form. Different laws,…
Rank this Week: 2790

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/
  • May 27

    $15 Million for Calimmune and California Stem Cell HIV Trial

    $15 Million for Calimmune and California Stem Cell HIV Trial
    Calimmune, Inc., which has received $8.3 million from the California stem cell agency, today announced it has rustled up another $15 million to help out with the work that the agency is backing.Calimmune of Tucson, Ariz., was co-founded by a…
  • May 27

    Cedars-Sinai Researcher Snags $5 Million for Stem Cell Eye Research

    Cedars-Sinai Researcher Snags $5 Million for Stem Cell Eye Research
    Another winner in last week's California stem cell awards was scientist Shaomei Wang of Cedars-Sinai, who will receive nearly $5 million for her work to find a treatment for retinitis pigmentosa. Shaomei Wang, Cedars photoThe board…
  • May 27

    Texas Scientist to Lead Melanoma Study Backed by $18 Million from California

    Texas Scientist to Lead Melanoma Study Backed by $18 Million from California
    NeoStem, Inc., yes­­­terday announced that University of Texas researcher Merrick Rosswill lead the skin cancer clinical trial that California has backed with nearly$18 million.Ross is a professor of surgery and chief of the…
Rank this Week: 1511

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • May 27

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful
    Did you know that selling stock in exchange for an unsecured promissory note may be unlawful, void or voidable?  In an area like Silicon Valley where stock may be worth a fortune from the second a company is born,…
  • May 22

    Are You Protecting Your Trade Secrets?

    Are You Protecting Your Trade Secrets?
    When patent, copyright and trademark law is not available or not desired to protect your intellectual property and other business information, trade secret law may be all that remains between your valuable intangibles and those would use…
  • Nov 8

    Let Your Lawyer Do The Talking — It’s A Snap!

    Let Your Lawyer Do The Talking — It’s A Snap!
    In today’s sophisticated, fast-paced and costly world of commerce, some people believe they can deal with legal matters on their own by working directly with an opposing party or lawyer. Presumably, the idea is that a matter might be…
Rank this Week: 3269

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/
  • May 27

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War
    "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?"  -- Groucho Marx"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating…
  • Apr 30

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie
    "It's a little-known fact, but we reporters could successfully sell Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or any other populist candidate as a serious contender for the White House if we wanted to. Hell, we told Americans it was okay to vote for …
  • Apr 29

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh
    "The pound of flesh which I demand of him Is deerely bought, 'tis mine, and I will have it."  -- Shylock, The Merchant of VeniceIn the 1970s, without any scientific testing, a state medical examiner from Oklahoma concocted a three-drug…
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • May 27

    How long should SCOTUS Justices serve?

    How long should SCOTUS Justices serve?
    Legal Times has this article on a move to have future nominees pledge to limit their tenure to 18 years: Initiative Urges Voluntary Term Limits for Future Justices.“We can and must expect better from the Supreme Court,” said…
  • May 26

    Diverse Trio to 2d DCA

    Diverse Trio to 2d DCA
    Today's DJ has a number of appellate-related articles.Governor Chooses Diverse Trio to 2nd District Court of Appeal: Governor Brown's appellate selections would come to bench from diverse political stripes. The article calls Elwood Lui,…
  • May 22

    2d DCA Appointments!!!

    2d DCA Appointments!!!
    Governor Brown Appoints Three Justices to the Second District Court of AppealSACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Elwood G. Lui to Division One, Lamar W. Baker to Division Five and John L. Segal…
Rank this Week: 629

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/
  • May 27

    Doe v. Ayers (9th Cir. - May 27, 2015)

    Doe v. Ayers (9th Cir. - May 27, 2015)
    Back in March, the Ninth Circuit unanimously granted habeas relief in a California death penalty case.  This was itself unusual.  (Though less unusual given the composition of the panel -- Judges Pregerson, Reinhardt, and Wardlaw.)…
  • May 26

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)
    Justice Robie publishes an opinion to say:  "We love that the parties have finally settled this long-running dispute, which has seen no less than eight different proceedings in the Court of Appeal over the past dozen years.  Thanks…
  • May 26

    Kumaraperu v. Feldsted (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)

    Kumaraperu v. Feldsted (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)
    A bank account is owned by X, but Y says that the money in it belongs to Y.  So Y writes a check on the account, payable to Y, and signs X's name on it.  Assume that Y is right that the money belongs to Y.Is the act of signing X's…
Rank this Week: 225

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/
  • May 27

    California Leads in Dog Bite Claim

    California Leads in Dog Bite Claim
                A recent study revealed California has largest number of dog bite claims in the U.S. according to the Insurance Information Institute. The number of dog-bite claims nationwide decreased by 4.7 in…
  • May 27

    Low Amniotic Fluid after a Car Accident

    Low Amniotic Fluid after a Car Accident
    In my practice, I have seen on more than one occasion, pregnant women diagnosed with low amniotic fluid after a car accident.  In some cases, it was not at all shocking to the expecting mother.  Especially is this so if she had…
  • May 27

    I’m Pregnant and Just Got in a Car Accident

    I’m Pregnant and Just Got in a Car Accident
    Without a doubt, most expectant mother’s will go to their OBGYN, an emergency room or an urgent care center after a car accident.  The overall health of both the mother and her child as well as the outcome of the pregnancy may…
Rank this Week: 695

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Juvenile Law And The Juvenile Court System

    Juvenile Law And The Juvenile Court System
    When a juvenile is arrested and charged with a crime, the effects can last a lifetime. Just being questioned by a police officer is intimidating; imagine being taken into custody as a child or teenager. When a child, under the age of 18 years…
  • May 14

    New Law Regarding Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance

    New Law Regarding Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance
    Possession Of A Controlled Substance Now A Misdemeanor In California, possession or a controlled substance use to be a “wobbler” meaning that it could be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type of drug and…
  • Apr 28

    What Constitutes Sexual Battery In California

    What Constitutes Sexual Battery In California
    Penal Code Section 243.4 defines sexual battery as follows:  Any person who touches an intimate part of another person while that person is unlawfully restrained by the accused or an accomplice, and if the touching is against…
Rank this Week: 562

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 27

    Los Angeles Set To Raise Minimum Wage by July 2016

    Los Angeles Set To Raise Minimum Wage by July 2016
    For those of you who don’t receive our Alerts or follow @WorkplaceWatch on Twitter, here’s a piece written by Carlos Becerra on LA’s new minimum wage ordinance.…
  • May 26

    CA Bill Would Tell Companies How to Schedule Worker

    CA Bill Would Tell Companies How to Schedule Worker
    According to a bill pending before the California Legislature (AB 357): Unpredictable scheduling practices and last-minute work schedule changes cause workers who are already struggling with low wages to live in a constant state of…
  • May 19

    The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Workplace Arbitration

    The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Workplace Arbitration
    Should your company have mandatory arbitration agreements with its employees? Having tried and arbitrated dozens of cases on behalf of employers, here are what I see as the pros and cons. The Pros: There are no runaway, emotion-fueled…
Rank this Week: 673

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Driving Under The Influence of Drugs In Orange County

    Driving Under The Influence of Drugs In Orange County
    Driving Under the Influence of Drugs California has strict laws when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Drugs, as defined by California law, include anything other than alcohol that may affect a person’s…
  • May 7

    Finding A Good DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County, California

    Finding A Good DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County, California
    Defending a DUI in Orange County is a specialized field of law, which requires an experienced defense lawyer. Understanding the science associated with blood alcohol testing, as well as understanding evidentiary law, combined with criminal…
  • Apr 9

    What are Driving Under the Influence Enhancements?

    What are Driving Under the Influence Enhancements?
    When you hear the word “enhancement”, it sound like a good thing. But when you are talking about enhancement as it relates to a DUI sentence, it means that the potential sentence may be enhanced, meaning additional penalties. An…
Rank this Week: 4296

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    Survival Tips for Divorce

    Survival Tips for Divorce
    As with anything important in life, the choices that you make at the beginning of your divorce can have consequences that last long after the divorce is final. That said, here are some of our top divorce survival tips to get you started on…
  • May 26

    What Judges Consider in Child Custody Case

    What Judges Consider in Child Custody Case
    If you're a parent who is getting divorced, the simplest, most effective way to decide on child custody is to reach an agreement with your soon to be ex-spouse. However, life and divorce are rarely simple. If you're already concerned that…
  • May 25

    Alimony & Taxes in California: What You Need to Know

    Alimony & Taxes in California: What You Need to Know
    Alimony, otherwise known as "spousal support" is money that one spouse pays to support the spouse with less financial resources. While California's divorce laws allow the courts to award spousal support to a former spouse during a divorce…
Rank this Week: 4945

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • May 27

    How Transparent is Your Supply Chain? California AG Issues Guidance

    How Transparent is Your Supply Chain? California AG Issues Guidance
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Dana Howells After almost five years since passage, California’s Attorney General has finally produced guidance on The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. With the Attorney General at…
  • May 22

    Thanks to you, we’re Chambers USA’s Labor & Employment Team of the Year!

    Thanks to you, we’re Chambers USA’s Labor & Employment Team of the Year!
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPWe are thrilled to announce that thanks to the feedback of clients and friends like our loyal blog readers, Seyfarth’s Labor & Employment group has just been recognized for excellence with one of the…
  • May 18

    Sticking up for Their Rights: Employers Taking the Offensive

    Sticking up for Their Rights: Employers Taking the Offensive
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy David Kadue The traditional posture of California employers apprehensive about “gotcha” wage and hour claims is to hunker down and wait for the next lawsuit. But a few brave souls have taken the…
Rank this Week: 2104

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

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

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
  • May 27

    CCS attorneys advocate for client rights in 2015 Justice Day

    CCS attorneys advocate for client rights in 2015 Justice Day
    In an effort protect the civil justice system and defend the rights of their clients, along with meeting with California legislators and key members of staff in their Capitol offices, two attorneys with the Bakersfield-based law…
  • May 20

    CCS represents family of boy who collapsed, died in Delano school

    CCS represents family of boy who collapsed, died in Delano school
    Thirteen-year-old Jose Manuel Beltran was participating in physical education class on Jan. 26 at his school’s gymnasium in Delano when he collapsed. Moments later, the eighth-grader was pronounced dead. How and why exactly are…
  • May 12

    Lawmakers, attorneys battle for fairness in workers’ compensation case

    Lawmakers, attorneys battle for fairness in workers’ compensation case
    Several recent news stories in Kern County and California have raised debate about workers’ compensation* issues and how workers can be more fairly compensated for job-related injuries and illnesses. Workers’…
Rank this Week: 2032

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/
Rank this Week: 293

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • May 27

    Senate Bill 603 Introduced to Prevent Defendants from Cross-Examining their Victim

    Senate Bill 603 Introduced to Prevent Defendants from Cross-Examining their Victim
    The Senate Committee on Public Safety recently held a hearing at the end of April on Sen. Ben Hueso (D- San Diego) and the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office’s proposed bill.  Senate Bill 603, which is currently…
  • May 25

    Evading a Police Officer: The Double Standard Created by the Supreme Court

    Evading a Police Officer: The Double Standard Created by the Supreme Court
    It has been a busy year for criminal law development.  With the seemingly unending current events surrounding police and citizen relations, the topic of when it is legal to run from police has resurfaced.  It is already established…
  • May 20

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Adjusts Penalties for White Collar Crime

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Adjusts Penalties for White Collar Crime
    Recently, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to adopt changes in the guidelines that judges use in sentencing white collar crimes – to be effective this coming November.  The decision came in part as a reaction to the…
Rank this Week: 1979

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
  • May 27

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition
    Every case is different, but there are some questions you should ask in most every deposition. Know your routine questions and use them. Every attorney should develop a list of stock questions and ask them of most deposition witnesses. Here…
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
Rank this Week: 2507

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • May 27

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition
    Every case is different, but there are some questions you should ask in most every deposition. Know your routine questions and use them. Every attorney should develop a list of stock questions and ask them of most deposition witnesses. Here…
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
Rank this Week: 387

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Do Assets in a Living Trust Get a Step-Up in Basis?

    Do Assets in a Living Trust Get a Step-Up in Basis?
    Before we get into the concept of the step-up in basis, we should explain some of the reasons why you may want to use a living trust as the centerpiece of your estate plan. First of all, you do not have to be afraid of the word…
  • May 26

    Probate in California: Basic Questions and Answer

    Probate in California: Basic Questions and Answer
    Probate in California: Basic Questions and Answers from Timothy Murphy After someone dies, you can begin a probate case by filing a petition with the local Superior Court clerk’s office The petition asks the court to start a new…
  • May 24

    What Is the Current State of Nursing Home Costs in California?

    What Is the Current State of Nursing Home Costs in California?
    Every person who is serious about the implementation of a plan for aging should take nursing home costs quite seriously. People often overlook the matter for two different reasons. For one, they assume that Medicare will pay for long-term…
Rank this Week: 576

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
  • May 26

    What is an Operating Agreement?

    What is an Operating Agreement?
    I have used the term “operating agreement” in quite a few of this blog’s posts. However none of those posts explains in detail what a limited liability company (LLC) operating agreement must contain. This post provides that…
  • Apr 7

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?
    This post about the origin of the copyright symbol (©) is based on my answer to a Quora question. See Why are the symbols of “©” and “®” used to identify copyrights and registered trademarks?…
  • Apr 1

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?
    This post answers a question I have been asked many times: How can a foreigner open a bank account in the U.S.? This question usually is asked by foreign entrepreneurs. They want to start a business in the U.S. And to do so effectively, a…
Rank this Week: 405

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • May 26

    Does classroom laptop use inhibit law school learning?

    Does classroom laptop use inhibit law school learning?
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about whether it was a good idea for judges to read appellate briefs on iPads or other screens, pointing out studies regarding decreased comprehension and retention reading from a screen compared to reading from…
  • May 13

    DigitalDemocracy.org: an experiment in legislative transparency

    DigitalDemocracy.org: an experiment in legislative transparency
    Imagine if you could go to a website, type in a term, and find every mention of that term in hearings in the California legislature . . . and not only that, but have the site take you directly to video of the hearing with a rolling transcript…
  • May 7

    Maybe “iPad Judges” aren’t such a good idea?

    Maybe “iPad Judges” aren’t such a good idea?
    I’m no Luddite. I own a PC, a Macbook, an iPad, an iPhone, and a Kindle. (I’m not in the market for an Apple Watch, though.) Yet, I’m not thrilled that more and more judges (supposedly) are reading briefs and reviewing…
Rank this Week: 1400

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/
  • May 26

    CA Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Augustus v. ABM

    CA Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Augustus v. ABM
    Employees and plaintiffs seeking rest breaks free from employer control received some good news from the California Supreme Court recently. On April 29, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted the plaintiffs’ petition for review in…
  • May 20

    High Court Hands CA Truckers Second Win in 2015

    High Court Hands CA Truckers Second Win in 2015
    In a victory for truck drivers throughout California, the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to review a Ninth Circuit ruling finding that California’s meal and rest break laws are not preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration…
  • May 12

    Ascertaining Ascertainability in the Third Circuit

    Ascertaining Ascertainability in the Third Circuit
    A recent opinion issued by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals is a must-read for any class action practitioner who has been flummoxed by the Court’s approach to ascertainability under Rule 23. Byrd, et al. v. Aaron’s Inc., et al.,…
Rank this Week: 2879

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • May 26

    DOL Updates FMLA Forms – Valid through May 2018

    DOL Updates FMLA Forms – Valid through May 2018
    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has been working for some time on updates to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. On several occasions, DOL extended the expiration dates on the forms while the updates were pending. Now, the…
  • May 22

    CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​

    CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​
    Attorney George David Kieffer, a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, has composed and directed a song and video to honor the nation’s veterans and raise funds for veterans organizations.…
  • May 21

    “Digital Native” — Watch Out for Code Word

    “Digital Native” — Watch Out for Code Word
    A recent article in Fortune magazine brought attention to a new recruiting trend of employers seeking to hire “digital natives.” According to the article, many employers are starting to use this term in employment ads, causing…
Rank this Week: 649

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Emotional Intelligence: Does Technology Hurt or Help?

    Emotional Intelligence: Does Technology Hurt or Help?
    Emotional intelligence is the ability to determine the emotional state that others, and ourselves, are in and change that state. If you’re involved in a negotiation or mediation, understanding and shaping the other party’s…
  • May 18

    Metaphors Can Be a Window into the Mind

    Metaphors Can Be a Window into the Mind
    Listening to the other party in a mediation or negotiation is key to resolving the issues between you. Whatever your assumptions, biases or preconceptions may be, you need to push them aside and focus on what the other party is saying. You…
  • May 9

    Monty Python, Water and Mediation

    Monty Python, Water and Mediation
    Many times in mediation you may face a situation where the day feels like it is going out of control.  The case isn’t settling the way that you wanted; the opposing parties are intractable, and the day looks like it is going to be…
Rank this Week: 4445

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

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

http://www.commercialinternationalarbitration.com/
  • May 26

    A Look at the New Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act

    A Look at the New Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
    Responding to the concerns of its large corporate citizenry regarding the increasing costs and inefficiencies that have come to define both litigation and commercial arbitration nowadays, the State of Delaware has enacted a new law…
  • May 11

    EU Proposes Significant Reforms to ISDS Arbitration

    EU Proposes Significant Reforms to ISDS Arbitration
    Reflecting the growing dissatisfaction among EU countries with the current state of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), the European Commission last week issued a “concept paper” which outlines several proposed reforms…
  • May 1

    Why Tech Companies Should Choose Arbitration Over Litigation

    Why Tech Companies Should Choose Arbitration Over Litigation
    “Litigation is too costly and time-consuming.”   “Litigation is too burdensome and distracting.”   “Litigation is inefficient.”   “Litigation is too risky and…
Rank this Week: 2005

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    California Court Holds Judgment of Legal Separation Establishes Date of Separation

    California Court Holds Judgment of Legal Separation Establishes Date of Separation
    Divorce is often an emotionally difficult process for all family members involved. For this reason, choosing to separate and divide up a family is usually the result of much thought and consideration on behalf of the spouses. But once the…
  • May 19

    California Court Upholds Wife's Award of Attorney Fees to Litigate Nevada Action

    California Court Upholds Wife's Award of Attorney Fees to Litigate Nevada Action
    Section 2030 of the California Family Code clearly authorizes courts to issue an award of attorney fees to parties to divorce actions. When a party makes such a request under this statute, the court determines whether an award of such fees…
  • May 12

    California Court Upholds Valuation of Marital Property in Divorce

    California Court Upholds Valuation of Marital Property in Divorce
    One of the most significant financial aspects of divorce is the court's ultimate division of community property. In California, courts will seek to divide equally the couple's marital assets and debts -- items that were accumulated during…
Rank this Week: 3643

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/
  • May 26

    Fiscal Sponsorship: What You Should Know and Why You Should Know It

    Fiscal Sponsorship: What You Should Know and Why You Should Know It
    Erin Bradrick‘s article on fiscal sponsorship published by the American Bar Association’s Business Law Today was made available online last week. Read it here. For lawyers who work with nonprofits and exempt organizations or…
  • May 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/22/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/22/15
    This week was marked by David Letterman‘s final Late Show, Red Nose Day, and the Center for Effective Philanthropy Annual Conference: Leading Effective Foundations. Have a listen to the Late Show Theme Song while perusing our…
  • May 19

    Nonprofit Radio: Crowdfunding

    Nonprofit Radio: Crowdfunding
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio speaking with host Tony Martignetti this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET about charitable crowdfunding. You can tune in to the live feed on Talking Alternative or catch up…
Rank this Week: 1599

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Law Librarians are just smarter than everyone

    Law Librarians are just smarter than everyone
    So, I had this guy come up to me today asking me how to fill in one line on a legal form.  When I said, "I'm sorry but I am unable to help with that because doing so would be legal advice" he got exponentially huffy and spat out that it…
  • May 18

    Impeaching the POTUS

    Impeaching the POTUS
    Do you even know what resources are available at your local county law library?  Do you?!  Most people think law libraries have a bunch of old, thick, dusty books filled with cases and codes about old, dusty people.  Fact is,…
  • May 11

    It's all new to me

    It's all new to me
    The other day I was talking with a friend of mine who was in a book club.  Seems she was on the prowl for a new book for her book club to dissect.  She was looking for something with BITE.  She wanted an intriguing murder…
Rank this Week: 3857

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3447