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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/
  • Aug 28

    Do write "declination letters" confirming no representation to certain would-be clients.

    Do write "declination letters" confirming no representation to certain would-be clients.
    Lots of conversations with persons who approach your firm with a legal issue do not result in your getting hired. The matter might be too small, too insubstantial or not the kind of law you do. You usually know...
  • Aug 27

    Normal America: Maggie's Farm.

    Normal America: Maggie's Farm.
    Well, I try my best to be just like I am. But everybody wants you to be just like them They say sing while you slave--and I just get bored. I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more....
  • Aug 26

    Today's Sensitive Hollywood Moment.

    Today's Sensitive Hollywood Moment.
    Or Overheard in Santa Monica. A true risk-taker college friend--no matter what they tell you 95% of Duke grads are not bust-out thinkers and leaders but instead very bright, pleasant, straight-up bourgeois citizens who play it safe;…
Rank this Week: 2144

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Aug 28

    FTA Publishes Guidance on Joint Development

    FTA Publishes Guidance on Joint Development
    Earlier this week, on August 25, 2014, the Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) published Circular 7050.1, providing much anticipated guidance for grantees interested in pursuing joint development projects within FTA’s…
  • Aug 22

    The Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture Reach Agreement on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project

    The Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture Reach Agreement on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project
    On August 22, 2014, the Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture (Developer) reached commercial close on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project (Project).  The contract, which includes design-build…
  • Aug 7

    OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P

    OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P
    In an historic move, Standard & Poor’s upgraded the Orange County Transportation Agency SR91 Express Lanes Toll Revenue Bonds to “AA-”, making it one the highest rated managed lanes projects in the world.  The bonds…
Rank this Week: 3783

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

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

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4162

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Woman Killed in Bus Accident at Burning Man Festival

    Woman Killed in Bus Accident at Burning Man Festival
    NEVADA – A woman was tragically killed shortly after midnight Thursday morning at the Burning Man festival, multiple news outlets reported. The victim died after falling under a bus carrying participants.  The fatal incident…
  • Aug 27

    Hyundai Agrees to $17 Million Fine for Delayed Recall

    Hyundai Agrees to $17 Million Fine for Delayed Recall
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said earlier this month that Hyundai Motor Company agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delaying the recall of 43,500 vehicles. The fine is the maximum allowed by law at the time…
  • Aug 26

    What to Do After a Car Accident

    What to Do After a Car Accident
    The aftermath of a car accident is chaotic and unfamiliar, and very often emotionally charged and overwhelming. It is good to generally know what to do if you are in a car accident before it happens.  In any stressful situation, it is…
Rank this Week: 608

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/
  • Aug 28

    Nonprofit Limited Liability Company

    Nonprofit Limited Liability Company
    A limited liability company (LLC) is a legal form of enterprise, owned by one or more members, that may be organized and operated for a wide variety of purposes, including charitable purposes. One of the major advantages of an LLC is…
  • Aug 22

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 22, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 22, 2014
    Spent a wonderful week with family (including my two nieces pictured above) in beautiful Vancouver. Have a listen to Vancouver-based Marianas Trench’s Celebrity Status while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Emily…
  • Aug 15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 15, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 15, 2014
    Sad week: Ferguson, Robin Williams … Have a listen to Friend Like Me while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Rick Cohen: Missing in Action in #Ferguson: Key Government Leaders Don’t Show up – NPQ…
Rank this Week: 1308

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/
  • Aug 28

    Dissenting pro tems keep a streak going

    Dissenting pro tems keep a streak going
    The Supreme Court issued two 4-3 opinions this morning — in People v. Chandler and Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza LLC.  In each, the pro tem justice was one of the three dissenters.  In Chandler, Second District,…
  • Aug 28

    Cuéllar confirmed; election next

    Cuéllar confirmed; election next
    The Commission on Judicial Appointments this morning confirmed Governor Brown’s nomination to the Supreme Court of Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar.  The Commission members — Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye,…
  • Aug 27

    Tomorrow’s Cuéllar confirmation hearing will be televised

    Tomorrow’s Cuéllar confirmation hearing will be televised
    As with past Supreme Court confirmation hearings, tomorrow morning’s Commission on Judicial Appointments hearing on Governor Brown’s nomination of Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will be televised on the…
Rank this Week: 4655

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/
  • Aug 28

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    Two police officers are driving along doing their job and see three guys standing in front of a house in a high-crime area.  The officers have, I presume, a gut feeling and decide to pull up in front of the house and try to talk to the…
  • Aug 28

    People v. Kent (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 27, 2014)

    People v. Kent (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 27, 2014)
    I love the California Court of Appeal.Four weeks ago, I posted a lengthy critique of Justice Rylaarsdam's opinion that held that appointed counsel should not file Anders/Wende briefs raising "arguable but unmeritorious issues".  I…
  • Aug 27

    Alexander v. FedEx (9th Cir. - Aug. 27, 2014)

    Alexander v. FedEx (9th Cir. - Aug. 27, 2014)
    Judge Fletcher holds that FedEx drivers aren't independent contractors even though FedEx tries to make them ones.  Judge Trott, joined by Judge Goodwin, fully agrees with everything Judge Fletcher says.  But nonetheless writes…
Rank this Week: 676

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/
  • Aug 28

    If You’re Serious About Hiring Women Software Engineers……

    If You’re Serious About Hiring Women Software Engineers……
    Go where the women are, silly. The tech sector is notoriously awful at attracting and promoting women. There would be no point in spilling much more ink on that, but the truth is that the situation has gotten worse over the past 30 years in…
  • Aug 26

    Promoting Your Business Through Mobile Game

    Promoting Your Business Through Mobile Game
    It’s time to play. Now what could possibly be wrong with that? The traditional methods of promoting a business with sweepstakes, contests and giveaways are a little difficult to adapt to online commerce, at least from the legal…
  • Aug 21

    Women Entrepreneurs Hunt for Capital

    Women Entrepreneurs Hunt for Capital
    Many women in the workforce (and many men, as well) have realized that traditional employment just isn’t working for them. Lean in, lean out, right or left, embrace STEM, try to beat the boys at their own game or don’t sleep.…
Rank this Week: 1967

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    If You Haven’t Read It or Don’t Understand It, Don’t Sign It

    If You Haven’t Read It or Don’t Understand It, Don’t Sign It
    Whether oral, implied or written, businesses couldn’t exist without contracts. Whether you want others to be bound by your contract or another party has one for you to sign, you need to fully understand contract language and its…
  • Aug 21

    Fiduciary Strings Attached to Members of Limited Liability Companie

    Fiduciary Strings Attached to Members of Limited Liability Companie
    Managers and managing members of limited liability corporations (LLC’s) owe duties of care and loyalty (called fiduciary duties) to the LLC and its members. A member of an LLC has far more responsibility to fellow shareholders than an…
  • Aug 14

    Fiduciary Duties No Laughing Matter for Mr. Ha

    Fiduciary Duties No Laughing Matter for Mr. Ha
    Those who manage Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) have many responsibilities. It’s up to them to run a business and make a profit while living up to their responsibilities to fellow company members. Most managing partners, if…
Rank this Week: 1609

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 1889

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    California’s Workers’ Compensation System and Brain Injury Claims Brought By NFL Player

    California’s Workers’ Compensation System and Brain Injury Claims Brought By NFL Player
    As the summer quickly fades to fall, people throughout the state are gearing up to cheer on their favorite California NFL team. However, most fans are only now becoming aware of the severe medical conditions that their favorite athletes can…
  • Aug 26

    San Diego County Car Accident Kills Three Student

    San Diego County Car Accident Kills Three Student
    Late at night on August 21, 2014, a 2000 Honda Prelude driven by a 19-year-old male ran off of state Route 78 in San Diego County, traveled down an embankment, and collided with an electric pole. The impact with the pole split the vehicle
  • Aug 25

    Driver in Whittier Hit-and-Run Pleads No Contest

    Driver in Whittier Hit-and-Run Pleads No Contest
    A motorist pleaded no contest in court this week for leaving the scene of an accident after his vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian in a Whittier crosswalk. Isaiah Storey, 25, pleaded no contest to one felony count of leaving the scene and…
Rank this Week: 322

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Aug 28

    OSHA Orders Company to Pay Nearly $1M to Drivers Who Raised Safety Concern

    OSHA Orders Company to Pay Nearly $1M to Drivers Who Raised Safety Concern
    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently found that an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated a foreman and two truck drivers who raised safety concerns after they were directed to violate mandated hours…
  • Aug 27

    Safe Driving Is Good Busine

    Safe Driving Is Good Busine
    If any of your employees drive as part of the work they perform for you, you might want to keep these statistics in mind: Did you know that more than one-quarter of all driving accidents involve someone who is driving for work? Did you know…
  • Aug 26

    Why Employee Benefits Matter

    Why Employee Benefits Matter
    Smart employers realize that benefit options matter to their employees. The majority of employees (80 percent) believe their overall benefits package influences their engagement with their job and their company, according to the 2014 Aflac…
Rank this Week: 3868

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/
  • Aug 28

    Analysis of amended opinion

    Analysis of amended opinion
    If you scan the Court of Appeal's opinion pages, you'll sometimes see a case number followed by an M (or an A). These are modifications (or amendments) to opinions, typically denying rehearing and/or perhaps tweaking a line or two in a…
  • Aug 27

    Free 9th Cir. Practice Guide updated

    Free 9th Cir. Practice Guide updated
    The Appellate Lawyer Representatives’ Guide To Practice in the United States Court of Appeals for The Ninth Circuit has been updated here.Right Coast appellate update: The NY Law Journal issued a special appellate practice…
  • Aug 26

    Justice Baxter to keynote ABA Jury Project Symposium at USD

    Justice Baxter to keynote ABA Jury Project Symposium at USD
    Join the ABA Commission on the American Jury Project in beautiful San Diego for the 2014 National Symposium on the American Jury Project.  "Assuring Fair and Impartial Juries" is a two-day CLE event taking place October 23-24 at the…
Rank this Week: 299

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Dynasty Trust Can Be Effective For Wealth Preservation

    Dynasty Trust Can Be Effective For Wealth Preservation
    If you are in possession of wealth that will logically remain intact across multiple generations even as family members benefit from these resources you are going to have to seek avenues that provide tax efficiency. The estate tax sits…
  • Aug 21

    Medicare Contains Multiple Part

    Medicare Contains Multiple Part
    Some people are under the impression that things just take care of themselves when you achieve senior citizen status. Social Security will surely be enough to satisfy all of your financial needs and Medicare will cover your health care…
  • Aug 14

    Rate of Estate Tax May Shock You

    Rate of Estate Tax May Shock You
    While it is indeed important to look ahead toward the future, the fact is that as a young adult you may not be that interested in the details of tax laws that are applicable to the field of estate planning....
Rank this Week: 1716

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 138

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Aug 28

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Associated Press reports that fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close three temporary shelters. The decline could be the…
  • Aug 27

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Second Circuit remanded to the BIA for further proceedings, finding that the IJ erred when it required the petitioner to demonstrate that political opinion was “the central” as opposed to…
  • Aug 25

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    http://youtu.be/bVNaFucwkeQ
Rank this Week: 2664

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 28

    Courts encourage clarity at USPTO to combat patent troll

    Courts encourage clarity at USPTO to combat patent troll
    Recently, there has been a push for clarity in patents because non-practicing entities and patent trolls have been accused of taking patents with ambiguous claim terms and construing those ambiguous terms to cover things beyond what is…
  • Aug 19

    Abstract ideas require something more for patent protection

    Abstract ideas require something more for patent protection
    Under U.S. patent laws, Section 101 states that “Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject…
  • Aug 13

    KSR distinguished making it harder to reject a claim

    KSR distinguished making it harder to reject a claim
    The KSR decision could have been construed very broadly so as to make all inventions obvious.  In the opinion, the Supreme Court held that rigid rules cannot override common sense when determining obviousness.  In its broadest…
Rank this Week: 3929

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    ¡Muchas sentencias federales de drogas pueden ser reducidas con hasta dos años!

    ¡Muchas sentencias federales de drogas pueden ser reducidas con hasta dos años!
      La Comisión de Sentencias de Estados Unidos ha propuesto cambios en las pautas federales de sentencias que permitirán a muchas personas que están en la cárcel  reducir sus condenas. La comisión…
  • Aug 27

    Many Federal Drug Sentences May Be Cut By Up to Two Years!

    Many Federal Drug Sentences May Be Cut By Up to Two Years!
    The United States Sentencing Commission has proposed changes in the federal sentencing guidelines which will allow many individuals who are in jail to have their sentences reduced. The commission recommended a two point decrease in the…
  • Jun 26

    Release of Blind Mule Book

    Release of Blind Mule Book
        Well, it about time!  After three years Russell Babcock finally has published his novel, The Blind Mule.  The book is a legal thriller that calls upon his many years of defending blind mules, those who without their…
Rank this Week: 4566

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    The Brand News Report

    The Brand News Report
    Victoria's Secret loses Trademark Battle Over the "Pink" Brand in the UK.    Ethiopia seeks to brand, trademark signature coffee.New warning from the USPTO regarding Non-USPTO Solicitations that resemble official USPTO…
  • May 5

    The End of The United Stated Patent and Trademark Agency?

    The End of The United Stated Patent and Trademark Agency?
    Brand Ventures IP Law's Blog is back to weekly postings, and ideally, we will be cross-linking content with our other social media platforms (Brand Ventures IP Law's Facebook Page, Brand Venture's Twitter Feed, and the admittedly long overdue…
  • Jan 23

    The Emergence of Personal Branding in Professional Sport

    The Emergence of Personal Branding in Professional Sport
    For years, athletic leagues, collegiate sports associations, and professional teams have dominated the savvy use of intellectual property procurement to solidify their ownership of not only the teams, leagues and associations…
Rank this Week: 3331

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Hit Lower-Wage Workers the Most

    Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Hit Lower-Wage Workers the Most
    A recent study released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shows that pregnancy discrimination affects almost every industry and every part of the country. Attorneys for the EEOC say that pregnancy discrimination is one of the…
  • Aug 25

    Family of Patient Found Dead in Hospital’s Stairwell To Sue the City

    Family of Patient Found Dead in Hospital’s Stairwell To Sue the City
    The family of a woman who was found dead in a stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital, a city-run hospital, has filed a claim against the city for damages of over $25,000. Because the family is suing a government entity, a claim must be…
  • Aug 21

    Johnson & Johnson Removes Hysterectomy Device from Market after Cancer Report

    Johnson & Johnson Removes Hysterectomy Device from Market after Cancer Report
    Johnson & Johnson recently announced that it would remove from the global market a device that is used during uterine procedures such as hysterectomies or the removal of fibroids, after reports that the devices could spread and accelerate…
Rank this Week: 1768

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Pain, MRIs and Disability

    Pain, MRIs and Disability
    Another study sponsored by Liberty Mutual concludes that early magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis of back pain leads to higher costs and poorer outcomes.The study, published in the August issue of the medical journal Spine, showed that…
  • Aug 27

    Drug Testing En Masse Risky

    Drug Testing En Masse Risky
    A federal appellate court gave a pyric victory to an employer in Tennessee, remanding a case back to the trial level because the reasons for mass drug testing of its workforce might have a reasonable basis and not be violative of the…
  • Aug 26

    The Word Didn't Get There

    The Word Didn't Get There
    As you know I've been on a kick lately about professionalism in the industry and recognizing the good we do.Then I get an email from a former claims professional turned auditor that completely deflates my enthusiasm and makes me angry.The…
Rank this Week: 3695

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/
  • Aug 28

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All
    In a recent post in The New York Times DealBook, Berkeley Law School Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that keeping corporate lawyers silent “can shelter wrongdoing”.  I completely agree that the…
  • Aug 27

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim
    I was quite surprised to read Judge Gregory M. Sleet’s ruling in OpenGate Capital Group LLC v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92256 (D. Del. July 8, 2014).  The lawsuit was brought by the purchaser…
  • Aug 26

    Company Sues Former Officer For Failing To File Form 4

    Company Sues Former Officer For Failing To File Form 4
    A complaint filed in the Central District of California caught my eye because it involved the rather unusual circumstance of a corporation suing a former director and officer for, among other things, failing to file reports under Section…
Rank this Week: 4481

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Aug 28

    What Should I Do If I Have a Warrant for My Arrest in California?

    What Should I Do If I Have a Warrant for My Arrest in California?
    If you have an active warrant for your arrest in California, or in any other state for that matter, the police can arrest you at any time, in any place. This can result in you being arrested at your job in front of your co-workers, at home in…
  • Aug 26

    Free Report: Common Defenses to a Driving Under the Influence Charge in California

    Free Report: Common Defenses to a Driving Under the Influence Charge in California
    Over the last several decades both private advocacy groups and public agencies have waged a campaign against drunk driving across the United States. Their efforts have largely been successful. Laws throughout the U.S. have been changed to…
  • Aug 26

    Accepting a Plea Agreement – What You Need to Know

    Accepting a Plea Agreement – What You Need to Know
    If you are currently facing criminal charges in California you may eventually be offered a plea agreement in your case. A plea agreement resolves the case without the need to go to trial. Defendants frequently sign plea agreements without…
Rank this Week: 3142

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    Ninth Court Rendon decision weakens scope of Young v. Holder

    Ninth Court Rendon decision weakens scope of Young v. Holder
    I have written previously about how the Board of Immigration Appeals, the courts of appeal, and the Supreme Court have been struggling over how to determine whether an individual’s crime is a crime or moral turpitude or an aggravated…
  • Jul 23

    A difference of a day makes the immigration laws more consistent.

    A difference of a day makes the immigration laws more consistent.
    On July 21, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1310 into law which, oddly, has the State of California correct what appears to be a scrivener’s error in the Immigration and Nationality Act. As harsh as the immigration laws are, there…
  • Jul 13

    Law of unintended consequences pulls and pushes in current immigration problem

    Law of unintended consequences pulls and pushes in current immigration problem
    The flow of families with children and unaccompanied minors has been dominating the news recently. The causes of the trend are beginning to be explored with some care and insight by the media after at first relying on, I hate to say it, the…
Rank this Week: 4756

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    Parental Gatekeeping & Child Custody

    Parental Gatekeeping & Child Custody
    Parental gatekeeping is when one parent restricts the relationship between the other parent and a child. This is done through limiting communication or contact with the child. Sometimes, parental gatekeeping can be a way to keep a child out…
  • Aug 26

    Mississippi Same-Sex Couple Seeks Divorce

    Mississippi Same-Sex Couple Seeks Divorce
    The Mississippi Attorney General's office has been challenged to recognize same-sex marriage in the state in order to grant a divorce. A Tennessee couple recently asked for and was denied the same request, as discussed in a blog post a few…
  • Aug 25

    When a Prenuptial Agreement is Unfair

    When a Prenuptial Agreement is Unfair
    Prenuptial agreements are contracts entered into before a marriage that detail provisions about what the couple agree is fair in the event the marriage dissolves. These agreements commonly address property division, spousal support,…
Rank this Week: 3861

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

Looks at personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical news from around the Sacramento area.

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    FDA Issues Recall for DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction

    FDA Issues Recall for DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction
    On April 16th, 2014 the FDA initiated a Class 1 recall (the most serious type of recall) on the DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System – also known as an External Mandibular Fixator and/or Distractor and a Bone Plate. The…
  • Aug 27

    Texting While Driving – It Can Wait!

    Texting While Driving – It Can Wait!
    by: Karlee Cemo Distracted driving and the national “Texting While Driving” epidemic We’ve all seen at one time or another… the “Don’t Text and Drive” commercials. I know I’m not alone when I…
  • Aug 20

    The DOs and DON’Ts if You’re in a Car Accident

    The DOs and DON’Ts if You’re in a Car Accident
    by: Karlee Cemo The moments after a car accident can be overwhelming, even in minor incidences. There’s important actions to take and ones to avoid directly proceeding the accident. We’ve put a list together of some DOs and…
Rank this Week: 1555

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

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

    Ancillary Probate in California

    Ancillary Probate in California
    The ease in which people and capital can move from one place to another has naturally caused the accumulation of assets in multiple locations. It is relatively common for a California resident to re-locate to New York for a new job. While…
  • Aug 21

    Fiduciary Duty Owed to a Creditor?

    Fiduciary Duty Owed to a Creditor?
    In a fiduciary relationship, the fiduciary is legally obligated to act in the bests interests of the principal. This relationship can arise in various situations. For example, a lawyer owes a fiduciary duty to a client just as an executor…
  • Aug 15

    Is avoiding probate always positive?

    Is avoiding probate always positive?
    One of the main reasons why a person writes a revocable trust is to avoid probate. The rationale is that once the person dies, the administration of their trust estate is typically a more expedient and economical method to administer than a…
Rank this Week: 3059

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

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

    Earthquakes & Other Disasters: Are You Prepared?

    Earthquakes & Other Disasters: Are You Prepared?
    As reported by major media outlets, a 6.0 earthquake hit Northern California this past Sunday morning. As a result of this unpredictable disaster, some mobilehomes in a Napa area mobilehome park were knocked off their foundations and suffered…
  • Aug 25

    October 29Breakfast Briefing

    October 29Breakfast Briefing
    2014 Legal Briefing for Manufactured Housing Communities Please join us for a discussion on practical and efficient ways to run your park/community. Please RSVP by: October 22, 2014 Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Time: 8:30 – 9 am…
  • Aug 20

    The Duke Versus Duke

    The Duke Versus Duke
    A battle over trademark rights has spilled into the federal courts as the heirs of actor John Wayne, often known by his nickname of “The Duke,” have filed suit against Duke University, the North Carolina institute of higher…
Rank this Week: 1972

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location
    I am pleased to announce the new location of my office.  After six years in the previous location,  I have relocated from Orange to the city of Tustin.  Our new address is: 17581 Irvine Blvd., Suite 108 Tustin, CA  92780…
  • Jan 18

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)
    In the first two parts of this series, I’ve discussed the law of the Miranda rights and when the Miranda rights apply.  Now, it’s time to talk about how to invoke your rights if you choose not to talk… and you probably…
  • Jan 9

    Miranda rights and questioning: when it applies – part 2 of a serie

    Miranda rights and questioning: when it applies – part 2 of a serie
    In part one, I discussed what the law of the 1966 Miranda decision requires when a person is being questioned by police.  In this part, I’ll explain when the police are even required to read your rights. First – Custody The…
Rank this Week: 1054

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: 1588

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 27

    The Napa Earthquake – The Time To Think About Insurance Coverage Is Now

    The Napa Earthquake – The Time To Think About Insurance Coverage Is Now
    Last weekend’s Napa earthquake served as a wake-up call for everyone living and working in the Greater Bay Area. As with all natural disasters, after the immediate clean-up is over the analysis will begin as to how to make buildings safer…
  • Aug 26

    $1B Temblor Should Prompt Cos. To Revisit Quake Insurance

    $1B Temblor Should Prompt Cos. To Revisit Quake Insurance
    The 6.0 Napa earthquake has altered business in an around the Napa Valley, and Law360 called to ask my thoughts on earthquake insurance. While the article requires a subscription, my key point is: “This earthquake is a reminder of what…
  • Aug 11

    Mindful Case Management

    Mindful Case Management
    We recently litigated and successfully settled an insurance coverage case that offers a model for managing a case thoughtfully. Too often, parties reflexively dive into litigation with its procedural hurdles and delays, unbounded discovery,…
Rank this Week: 4172

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    BOBCAT KILLED BY HIT & RUN MOTORIST ON OLD TOPANGA CANYON ROAD, CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA - REMINDER TO DRIVE CAREFULLY

    BOBCAT KILLED BY HIT & RUN MOTORIST ON OLD TOPANGA CANYON ROAD, CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA - REMINDER TO DRIVE CAREFULLY
    A beautiful young bobcat was tragically struck by a hit and run car on Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas, California, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at about 8:20 a.m. The bobcat was crossing the street when a white car, traveling in a…
  • Aug 22

    Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Calabasas Gas Station Accident

    Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Calabasas Gas Station Accident
    According to the Los Angeles Times, a man suffered serious leg injuries today when a 1,000 pound sign fell on his legs at a Mobil gas station in Calabasas. The Calabasas gas station accident apparently occurred when he was working on a sign…
  • Aug 14

    Young Girl Tragically Killed in El Monte Milk Truck Accident

    Young Girl Tragically Killed in El Monte Milk Truck Accident
    According to the Los Angeles Times, a milk tanker truck apparently caused a serious accident on the 60 freeway today in El Monte. The big rig truck accident, which involved eight cars and three big rig trucks, killed a five year old girl. …
Rank this Week: 4644

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
  • Aug 27

    How to make your mediation brief effective

    How to make your mediation brief effective
    There are some big differences between appellate mediation and mediation while your case is still pending in the trial court. But appellate and trial lawyers can both benefit from reading mediator Rande Sotomayor’s excellent article,…
  • Jul 28

    Opposing the pro se appellant

    Opposing the pro se appellant
    I think a lot of people might think that any time the appellant is a lay person representing himself (i.e., appearing “pro se”), the respondent has a pretty easy time of it. Is that the case? I was reminded of this issue by an…
  • Jul 2

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?
    When is a brief written by a lay person likely to be of comparable quality to a brief written by lawyer for the other side in the same case? When both briefs stink: Brooks’s opening brief on appeal includes a statement of facts without…
Rank this Week: 816

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: 3168

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/
  • Aug 27

    California’s New Cybercrime Law

    California’s New Cybercrime Law
    As technology continues to become more advanced, new laws are required to be put into effect in order to protect our citizens. Do you think the government is doing enough to prevent cybercrime in California?
  • Aug 25

    State Budget Prioritizes Rehabilitation over Incarceration

    State Budget Prioritizes Rehabilitation over Incarceration
    California governor Jerry Brown recently signed a new state budget that is prioritizing rehabilitation for criminal offenders rather than sending them back to jail.
  • Aug 22

    Should California Allow Digital Search Warrants?

    Should California Allow Digital Search Warrants?
    A new law in Missouri allows for "digital search warrants" rather than forcing the police to obtain a physical paper copy. Do you think this is a violation of your constitutional rights? Should Californians enact this law as well?
Rank this Week: 979

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

Covers consumer finance developments, trends and analysis. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1099

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
  • Aug 27

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case
    Conflict between Simi Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla and those seeking public access to Martins Beach will make its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. Last week the state Senate approved Senate Bill 968 which, in essence, requires the State Land…
  • Aug 27

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land
    The recent approval of 160 parcels between Fresno and Kings County for segment two of the high speed rail track has stirred up some excitement for rail backers. As the California High Speed Rail Authority (“CHSRA”) wastes no time…
  • Aug 20

    Proposition 13: Property Tax Roll-Over in Eminent Domain Cases, 8/20/14

    Proposition 13: Property Tax Roll-Over in Eminent Domain Cases, 8/20/14
    In 1978, California’s Proposition 13 created security for home owners by limiting property taxes to one percent of the property’s value with a maximum two percent increase for inflation of the property value in a year. The…
Rank this Week: 4374

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 716

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Labor Day Driver's Beware Marin DUI Checkpoints Are Setup

    Labor Day Driver's Beware Marin DUI Checkpoints Are Setup
    Two DUI checkpoints will be run by Marin County police agencies over the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Police officers will be looking for drunk and unlicensed drivers. Marin County police will run one checkpoint from 6:00 p.m., on Friday,…
  • Aug 26

    2 Arrested at Novato DUI Checkpoint

    2 Arrested at Novato DUI Checkpoint
    Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence last Friday, August 22, 2014, at a checkpoint on De Long Ave. and Redwood Blvd., in Novato. More than 1,600 vehicles drove through the over 6 hour long checkpoint. The Novato...
  • Aug 24

    Avoid the Marin 13 DUI Saturation in San Rafael Labor Day Weekend

    Avoid the Marin 13 DUI Saturation in San Rafael Labor Day Weekend
    Officers from the San Rafael Police Department will be stepping up their drunk driving enforcement over the upcoming Labor Day Holiday. Along with other Marin County law enforcement departments the San Rafael Police, as part of the Avoid the…
Rank this Week: 114

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Sacramento and Stockton worker's compensation, personal injury and auto accident topics. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Alert for Chevy Cruze Owners in Sacramento

    Alert for Chevy Cruze Owners in Sacramento
    Personal injury attorneys at Sette Law are keeping a close eye on the recent recall of Chevy Cruze vehicles with airbags made by Takata Corp., headquartered in Japan. To date, GM has recalled 33,000 Cruze vehicles made in 2013 –…
  • Jun 6

    Modesto Bicycling Accident Ends In Tragedy

    Modesto Bicycling Accident Ends In Tragedy
    A popular member of the Stanislaus County Bicycling Club died Monday after being struck by a pick-up truck. According to the Modesto Bee, William Foltz, 73, was an easygoing man who “always rode with a smile on his face.” Foltz…
  • Jun 6

    Prevent Serious California Boating Accidents By Wearing Life Jacket

    Prevent Serious California Boating Accidents By Wearing Life Jacket
    Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of summer, and the Modesto Bee reports that local officials are speaking out against the dangers of boating on the Central Valley’s waterways without a life jacket. According to the…
Rank this Week: 4759

Mozaffari Law Blog

Mozaffari Law Blog

Covers legal updates, trial decisions and verdicts on employee and civil rights laws.

http://mozaffarilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3460

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Medicare Star Ratings and Quality of Care

    Medicare Star Ratings and Quality of Care
    Five-Star Nursing Homes May Not the Best Indicator of Care Are Medicare star ratings good predictors for the quality of care at nursing homes?  According to a recent article in the New York Times, a facility with a five-star rating…
  • Aug 20

    Assisted Living Reforms Are Not Enough, Some Advocates Say

    Assisted Living Reforms Are Not Enough, Some Advocates Say
    Many of us have heard about assisted living facility reforms pending before the California legislature, as well as those aimed specifically at residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs).  But are those reforms sufficient to…
  • Aug 11

    California Needs a Tech Upgrade: Online Information and Assisting Living Facilitie

    California Needs a Tech Upgrade: Online Information and Assisting Living Facilitie
    It’s no secret that California assisted living facilities have been in the national news due to reports of nursing home abuse and neglect.  Indeed, over the last year, elder rights advocates have emphasized the need to make…
Rank this Week: 1279

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/
  • Aug 27

    California's Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injury Moves Forward

    California's Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injury Moves Forward
    A California firm, backed by $14.3 million in state cash, today announced that it has received a federal go-ahead to advance its clinical trial involving a human embryonic (hESC) therapy for cervical spinal cord injury. Asterias…
  • Aug 24

    Earthquakes and Scientific Research: California's Exposure to Damage

    Earthquakes and Scientific Research: California's Exposure to Damage
    The 6.1 earthquake today in Northern California once again demonstrated the vulnerability of scientific research in the Golden State to disruption by tremor.As of Sunday morning, no research institutions – stem cell or otherwise --…
  • Aug 20

    Stem Cell Blowback on the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Stem Cell Blowback on the Ice Bucket Challenge
    Virulent opposition to research involving human embryonic stem cells is surfacing anew in the wake of the vast attention attracted by the Ice Bucket Challenge. Sarah Pulliam Bailey wrote on Religion News Service that the objections have…
Rank this Week: 1440

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

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

    Earthquakes, Insurance, and Liability

    Earthquakes, Insurance, and Liability
    Over the weekend, our area was hit by a 6.o earthquake. As Californians, we all know that earthquakes can happen, but it is always a bit surprising when it does and Sunday’s quake was the largest since 1989. In this post, our Northern…
  • Aug 27

    Earthquakes, Insurance, and Liability

    Earthquakes, Insurance, and Liability
    Over the weekend, our area was hit by a 6.o earthquake. As Californians, we all know that earthquakes can happen, but it is always a bit surprising when it does and Sunday’s quake was the largest since 1989. In this post, our Northern…
  • Aug 26

    Theater’s Alleged Bedbug Problem Reminder That Parasites Can Strike Anywhere

    Theater’s Alleged Bedbug Problem Reminder That Parasites Can Strike Anywhere
    Theatergoers typically flock to their favorite venues on weekends, and last weekend would be no exception with summer blockbusters available for viewing. However, last weekend was also the first one on which a theater in Lodi that had…
Rank this Week: 2821

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    The Veterans Administration problem that you haven’t heard about

    The Veterans Administration problem that you haven’t heard about
    Shortcomings in health care delivery at Veterans Health Administration (VA) clinics and hospitals have been much in the news for the past year. Hopefully, the widespread publicity about these problems, and the resulting Congressional…
  • Aug 20

    Active Transportation Program grants poised to reshape California’s citie

    Active Transportation Program grants poised to reshape California’s citie
    The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently announced a list of recommended projects to receive funding from the state’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) [PDF]. A new statewide program, the ATP provides grants to fund…
  • Aug 18

    Buy a bike, get a helmet: now through August 31st at select local bike shop

    Buy a bike, get a helmet: now through August 31st at select local bike shop
    Starting Monday, August 18th, we’re partnering with five local bike shops to promote safety and provide free helmets with every kid’s bike sold. Bike safety is a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts, and we’re…
Rank this Week: 2944