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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 28

    Looking into an EB1A since EB2 is highly retrogressed.

    Looking into an EB1A since EB2 is highly retrogressed.
    With the horrible retrogression on the June 2016 Visa Bulletin for India and China, many have now started looking into EB1 categories where actually the visa number are presently current for both India and China.  There are three EB1…
  • May 27

    DHS being sued for releasing the Undocumented Immigrant.

    DHS being sued for releasing the Undocumented Immigrant.
    Kate Steinle murder has released an uproar against undocumented immigrants and now against ICE (Immigration Custom Enforcement), a unit of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In a federal lawsuit, Kate Steinle’s family is suing…
  • May 25

    Visa Bulletin Predictions for July 2016

    Visa Bulletin Predictions for July 2016
    As you all know June 2016 is horrible for India F4 family category and EB2 category. We have tried to analyze the possibilities to actually give you a perspective what we can expect in the next month. Please watch the video and share it.
Rank this Week: 3659

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Fiery Car Chase Results In DUI Arrest With Kids In The Car

    Fiery Car Chase Results In DUI Arrest With Kids In The Car
    On May 18, 2016, Marin County CHP officers attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding when the driver refused to yield and took them on a chase into Sonoma County.  CHP officers eventually stopped the driver by placing spike strips on…
  • May 27

    Driver Hits CHP Officer and Flees – Arrested for DUI

    Driver Hits CHP Officer and Flees – Arrested for DUI
    On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, a 76 year old driver was booked for felony hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence,  after he allegedly hit a CHP officer as she stood in the road directing traffic.  The driver then…
  • May 26

    Marin County DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols this Memorial Day Weekend

    Marin County DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols this Memorial Day Weekend
    The Marin County DUI task force, Avoid the 13, will be holding a Drunk Driving and driver’s license checkpoint and conducing DUI saturation patrols throughout the county this Memorial Day weekend.  Marin County police officers will…
Rank this Week: 4074

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Taxi Medallion Sale Highlights Importance of Making a Will

    Taxi Medallion Sale Highlights Importance of Making a Will
    It is always a good idea to make a will. Although the law of intestacy provides for the distribution of your assets if you die without leaving a will, making a will (or trust) allows you to decide who should inherit from your estate. This can…
  • May 27

    Can I Transfer Ownership of My Stocks Without a Will?

    Can I Transfer Ownership of My Stocks Without a Will?
    While real estate and cash are the first assets you might think about in connection with estate planning, you should not neglect your stock portfolio. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, approximately 55% of Americans have money invested in the…
  • May 26

    Can a Probate Court Admit an Earlier Version of My Will?

    Can a Probate Court Admit an Earlier Version of My Will?
    Signing a last will and testament is often not a one-time affair. You may in fact execute several wills over the course of your lifetime. While a “last” will usually refers to the document signed most recently before your death,…
Rank this Week: 1337

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 28

    Midtown Wrong Way Crash

    Midtown Wrong Way Crash
    Midtown Wrong Way Crash Midtown Wrong Way Crash Midtown Wrong Way Crash I'm Ed Smith, a Sacramento Injury Lawyer. A motorist had to be hospitalized for injuries sustained in a wrong way driving collision in Sacramento. What Happened? On…
  • May 28

    Elk Grove Certified Farmers’ Market

    Elk Grove Certified Farmers’ Market
    Elk Grove Certified Farmers' Market Elk Grove Certified Farmers' Market Elk Grove Certified Farmers' Market I'm Ed Smith, an Elk Grove personal injury lawyer. If you are planning on staying close to home this Memorial Day weekend, why not…
  • May 27

    Fatal Crash Near Rio Vista

    Fatal Crash Near Rio Vista
    Fatal Crash Near Rio Vista Head-On Crash Fatality Near Rio Vista Fatal Crash Near Rio Vista I'm Ed Smith, a Rio Vista auto accident attorney. A woman was tragically killed in a crash, east of Shiloh and Lambie Roads, along Highway 12 on…
Rank this Week: 3517

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • May 28

    Should You Do A Pre-Mediation Conference Call?

    Should You Do A Pre-Mediation Conference Call?
    It might seem counter-intuitive to have a call to discuss what you think should be part of the mediation process, but a growing number of divorce mediation specialists are recommending pre-mediation conference calls. Here’s why you too…
  • May 27

    What You Ought To Know About Divorce Mediation

    What You Ought To Know About Divorce Mediation
    Much has been said and written about divorce mediation, and yet there are some things no one really tells you. Here are a few things you should know before you get into your first session. Even if you arrive at an agreement, you may need a…
  • May 26

    Is Interstate Divorce Mediation Possible?

    Is Interstate Divorce Mediation Possible?
    Divorce mediation can be enough of a challenge between coordinating the schedules of you, your spouse, and the mediator. But what happens if you throw the hurdle of geography into the mix? How does mediation cross state lines and is divorce…
Rank this Week: 1848

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

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

    Train Crashes In California

    Train Crashes In California
    Deadly Train Crash   New questions are being raised about the deadly train accident that killed a mother and her toddler in San Leandro Tuesday. Some are wondering whether construction in the area contributed to the accident on…
  • May 20

    Big Rig Crash In California

    Big Rig Crash In California
    Big Rig Driver Dies in Crash A big rig driver is dead following a Thursday morning accident in which the truck he was driving came off of a northbound Highway 99 lane and crashed near a nearby apartment complex building. CHP officials confirm…
  • May 20

    Big Rig Truck Accidents In California

    Big Rig Truck Accidents In California
    Big Rig Truck Driver Dead After Crash   A big rig driver is dead following a Thursday morning accident in which the truck he was driving came off of a northbound Highway 99 lane and crashed near a nearby apartment complex building. CHP…
Rank this Week: 1523

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1654

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: 1558

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

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

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America's Fallen

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America's Fallen
    Pausing to remember and honor America’s fallen service members is a practice dating back more than 100 years. Since the days of the Civil War, humble Americans have gathered together on Memorial Day to remember and pay tribute to all…
  • May 20

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit
    Megan Messina, a 42 year-old executive at Bank of America, is suing her employer for gender discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. The complaint was filed in a Manhattan federal court in May of 2016. Messina began working at Bank of…
  • May 13

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message
    Facebook is facing a federal lawsuit based on their practice of sending text messages to people who have been given recycled cell phone numbers. Washington, D.C. resident Christine Holt is not a Facebook member. Nonetheless, when she got a…
Rank this Week: 481

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

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

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • May 27

    Johnny Depp’s Dog Custody Is An Issue in His Celebrity Divorce From Amber Heard

    Johnny Depp’s Dog Custody Is An Issue in His Celebrity Divorce From Amber Heard
    I am frequently asked to comment on dog and pet custody cases since writing the book What About Wally? Co-Parenting a Pet With Your Ex. As the nation’s leading authority on pet custody, I have strong opinions on what can and should be…
  • May 25

    The Rules of Family Court – Top Tips for Child Custody

    The Rules of Family Court – Top Tips for Child Custody
    You can’t play football by the rules of baseball, and you can’t play the game of Child Custody in Family Court if you don’t know the rules – today I share with you three keys to better results in child custody battles.…
  • May 20

    Father Caring for His Sick Son in Shower Should Be Honored NOT Reported

    Father Caring for His Sick Son in Shower Should Be Honored NOT Reported
    I come from a different age, I don’t view nudity as a big deal. I especially don’t think it’s a big deal between a parent and a sick child who is puking and pooping from the stomach flu. This story was written by a mother to…
Rank this Week: 2953

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

    What To Do If I Am Arrested In California

    What To Do If I Am Arrested In California
    THE FIRST RULE TO FOLLOW AFTER AN ARREST: REMAIN SILENT EXCEPT TO REQUEST AN ATTORNEY There is a scene in the Showtime series “Billions” where one of the characters is arrested by the F.B.I. for financial fraud. As he is read his…
  • May 20

    Know Your Rights Regarding A Stop and Frisk Detention

    Know Your Rights Regarding A Stop and Frisk Detention
    THE TERRY STOP – “STOP AND FRISK” DETENTION You’ve seen it in the movies and on TV shows: The police approach a person on the street or tell them to get out of a vehicle after a traffic stop and command the person to…
  • May 17

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN POLICE WANT TO QUESTION ME IN CALIFORNIA

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN POLICE WANT TO QUESTION ME IN CALIFORNIA
    YOUR RIGHTS WHEN THE POLICE STOP AND QUESTION YOU If a police officer stops you in a public place and begins asking you questions, what rights do you have? (Note that this post does not apply to a DUI stop. For information on your rights if…
Rank this Week: 872

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

    THE DMV ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE HEARING

    THE DMV ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE HEARING
    In my previous post I discussed the DUI arrest process and the fact that when you are arrested for DUI, your license to drive will be immediately suspended by the DMV and you are issued a temporary 30-day license to drive. One of the reasons…
  • May 20

    California Law Regarding A DUI Arrest

    California Law Regarding A DUI Arrest
    THE DUI ARREST In my last post, I discussed your rights when you are pulled over for suspected driving under the influence of alcohol. As I discussed in that post, you are free to decline the field sobriety tests but whether you stumble on…
  • May 17

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN I AM PULLED OVER FOR A SUSPECTED DUI?

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN I AM PULLED OVER FOR A SUSPECTED DUI?
    (This post applies only to persons over the age of 21 or who are not on probation for a previous DUI.) What should you do if you are stopped while driving a vehicle and the cop suspects you are driving under the influence of alcohol? The laws…
Rank this Week: 4163

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

    Spaceman For Governor

    Spaceman For Governor
    You're supposed to sit on your assAnd nod at stupid things man, that's hard to doAnd if you don't they'll screw youAnd if you do, they'll screw you, too And when I'm standing in the middleOf the diamond all aloneI always play to winWhen it…
  • May 18

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity
    It is no coincidence that the most potent insurgencies from the left come to the fore at the end of a Democratic -- not Republican -- Administration.  That is when progressives are (often understandably) angered…
  • May 11

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal
    "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."  -- Satchell PaigeInteresting juxtaposition.  President Obama announces plans to become the first sitting president to visit Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima -- the very…
Rank this Week: 2917

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

    Commencement speaker roundup!

    Commencement speaker roundup!
    Yesterday's DJ has a great two-page spread (pp. 10-11) showing the commencement speakers at law schools around the state. Of appellate note: Justice Cuellar (and his wife, Judge Koh) spoke at Santa Clara; Justice Liu spoke at UCLA; Justice…
  • May 25

    Cornell Saves the Oyez Project

    Cornell Saves the Oyez Project
    After months of uncertainty about its future, the Oyez Project, a free repository of more than 10,000 hours of U.S. Supreme Court oral-argument audio and other court resources, has found a new home. The project’s founder, Jerry…
  • May 25

    UCI Supreme Court Program set for Bastille Day

    UCI Supreme Court Program set for Bastille Day
    Registration opens one week from today (6/1/16) for the 6th annual UCI Supreme Court Term in Review to be presented July 14, 2016 (noon to 1:30 for 1.5 mcle hours). Panelists will be Erwin Chemerinsky, Howard…
Rank this Week: 4486

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 544

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • May 27

    Financing Program: Helping Small Businesses Become ADA Compliant

    Financing Program: Helping Small Businesses Become ADA Compliant
    A June 2 webinar will help businesses learn more about a new loan program to assist California small businesses with financing the costs to alter or retrofit existing small business facilities to comply with the requirements of the…
  • May 26

    Closed for Memorial Day? Paying Wages to Employee

    Closed for Memorial Day? Paying Wages to Employee
    If an employer is closed on a payday that falls on a holiday listed in the California Government Code, such as Memorial Day, the employer can pay wages on the next business day. Of course, paying the day before the holiday is acceptable, as…
  • May 24

    Underground Economy Targeted in Statewide Enforcement Effort

    Underground Economy Targeted in Statewide Enforcement Effort
    On May 19, a multi-agency team led by the California Department of Insurance conducted a statewide enforcement and outreach effort targeting those businesses that may operate in the underground economy. The multi-agency team visited dozens of…
Rank this Week: 4055

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

    Williams v. Johnson (9th Cir. - May 27, 2016)

    Williams v. Johnson (9th Cir. - May 27, 2016)
    The Ninth Circuit unanimously grants habeas relief because the state court erroneously discharged a juror.The Supreme Court reverses and remands.The Ninth Circuit then issues a brief order dismissing the habeas petition pursuant to its view…
  • May 26

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)
    A fifteen-year old gang member shoots and kills a fourteen-month old baby in a "drive-by" shooting in which the defendant was riding a bike.The baby is dead.  The fifteen year old is essentially sentenced to spend the rest of his life in…
  • May 24

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)
    I'm not sure why the City of San Diego filed an appeal in this one.Here's how the Ninth Circuit describes the case:  "In October of 2010, officers with the San Diego Police Department responded to a report that two armed black males had…
Rank this Week: 19

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    FDA approves first implantable buprenorphine maintenance treatment for opioid addiction

    FDA approves first implantable buprenorphine maintenance treatment for opioid addiction
    On May 26, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Probuphine as part of a targeted initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the FDA to reduce prescription opioid and heroin-related overdose,…
  • May 25

    FDA finally unveils new nutrition facts label

    FDA finally unveils new nutrition facts label
    Added Sugars are in. Calories From Fat are out. And would the typical American eat the package of food in one sitting? If so, those Americans will now know from the label what they will consume in that sitting. On May 20, 2016, the FDA…
  • May 24

    Australia: Review of pharmaceutical reimbursement rule

    Australia: Review of pharmaceutical reimbursement rule
    Background On 25 April 2015, the Minister for Health announced a review of the Guidelines (Guidelines) for Preparing Submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), the body that recommends which products should be…
Rank this Week: 1743

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Food Fortification is Effective in Preventing Malnutrition in Elderly Patient

    Food Fortification is Effective in Preventing Malnutrition in Elderly Patient
    Malnutrition is one of the primary dangers for older adult residents living in long-term care settings, such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  Defined as the state of not having adequate food and micronutrient intake,…
  • May 26

    Nursing Homes Should Refrain From Using Physical Restraints and Psychotropic Drug

    Nursing Homes Should Refrain From Using Physical Restraints and Psychotropic Drug
    The regular use of physical restraints on patients in nursing home facilities without an appropriate medical reason or regard for their dignity and wellbeing is not only a strong indicator of poor quality of care, but also a sign of elder…
  • May 24

    CMS’ Final Rule for 2016 Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Payment Rate

    CMS’ Final Rule for 2016 Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Payment Rate
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its final rule for 2016 Medicare skilled nursing facility payment rates on August 4, 2015. The rule: Revises the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system’s…
Rank this Week: 2627

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

    California's Stem Cell Agency Says FDA 'Chilling' Development of Stem Cell Therapie

    California's Stem Cell Agency Says FDA 'Chilling' Development of Stem Cell Therapie
    CIRM graphicThe president of the $3 billion California stem cell agency hit the campaign trail this month but not to head off Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton or even Bernie Sanders.Randy Mills targeted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),…
  • May 20

    $4 Million in Big Ideas Approved by California Stem Cell Agency

    $4 Million in Big Ideas Approved by California Stem Cell Agency
    The $3 billion California stem cell agency this week welcomed the first members of its "Great Ideas" club and gave them a total of  nearly $4 million to pursue the scientific gleams in their eyes.Nineteen researchers received awards at a…
  • May 18

    A "Chicken in Every Pot" -- Stem Cells and the Latest Warnings About Hype

    A "Chicken in Every Pot" -- Stem Cells and the Latest Warnings About Hype
    Let's face it, folks, without some hype, California's $3 billion stem cell research effort would not exist. That's because it is a creature of a popular vote in 2004, and the Golden State's voters needed to be persuaded to pony up their…
Rank this Week: 117

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    FDA says evaporated cane juice labels are false and misleading

    FDA says evaporated cane juice labels are false and misleading
    On Wednesday, the FDA issued guidance on the use of the phrase “evaporated cane juice” in order to “enhance consumers’ ability to make informed choices among sweeteners by promoting accurate and consistent…
  • May 25

    FTC aims to modernize warranty requirement

    FTC aims to modernize warranty requirement
    The FTC has recently proposed amendments to the Disclosure Rule and Pre-Sale Availability Rule it issued under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the federal law governing warranties on consumer products. These amendments come in response…
  • May 22

    Update: OEHHA issues revised Prop 65 warning regulation

    Update: OEHHA issues revised Prop 65 warning regulation
    On May 16, OEHHA issued its fifth iteration of the revised Proposition 65 warning regulations. As these changes largely seek to clarify existing language in the proposed regulations since the prior revision in March, we have a pretty good…
Rank this Week: 1795

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4610

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

    DUI Drivers In Albuquerque Can Lose Their Vehicles: Could Southland Drivers Face a Similar Punishment?

    DUI Drivers In Albuquerque Can Lose Their Vehicles: Could Southland Drivers Face a Similar Punishment?
    Should the government be able to seize a vehicle driven by someone convicted of multiple DUIs in Los Angeles? California’s vehicle codes do permit temporary impoundment of motor vehicles driven by anyone convicted of even a first-time…
  • May 25

    In Emotionally Charged Case, Judge Throws Out DUI Driver’s Plea Agreement

    In Emotionally Charged Case, Judge Throws Out DUI Driver’s Plea Agreement
    Many drivers charged with DUI in Los Angeles end up taking plea agreements – they get charges and penalties reduced by agreeing to admit guilt to lesser offenses. Judges usually accept such deals, but occasionally a new piece of…
  • May 16

    NJ Supreme Court: No Jury Trial for Repeat DUI Driver

    NJ Supreme Court: No Jury Trial for Repeat DUI Driver
    Under California law, drivers charged with DUI in Los Angeles have the right to demand a jury trial. That’s not the case in every state. In a May 12th ruling, the New Jersey Supreme Court said that defendants facing trial for repeat DUI…
Rank this Week: 4256

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

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

    Child Support and Spousal Support in California Bankruptcy

    Child Support and Spousal Support in California Bankruptcy
    Child support, spousal support, and any other “domestic support obligation” (DSO), as defined by the Bankruptcy Code, are treated differently in a bankruptcy case from most other types of debt. DSOs have the highest priority…
  • May 18

    Ninth Circuit Rules on Bankruptcy Appellate Panel’s Jurisdiction Over Certain Proceeding

    Ninth Circuit Rules on Bankruptcy Appellate Panel’s Jurisdiction Over Certain Proceeding
    The bankruptcy system in the U.S. includes multiple levels of courts, including bankruptcy courts, bankruptcy appellate panels (BAPs), and district courts. Some of these courts have overlapping areas of jurisdiction, while others are excluded…
  • May 9

    California Bankruptcy and the Various Types of Personal Debt

    California Bankruptcy and the Various Types of Personal Debt
    Personal bankruptcy under Chapters 7 and 13 offer ways for people to obtain financial relief when their income is not enough to continue making required payments on their debts. The federal Bankruptcy Code deals with different types of debt…
Rank this Week: 2352

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/
Rank this Week: 750

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

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

    Five questions about Los Angeles’ minimum wage increase all employers should understand

    Five questions about Los Angeles’ minimum wage increase all employers should understand
    Businesses that have worksites or operate within Los Angeles City or County need to review the minimum wage laws that go into effect July 1, 2016.  While there are still many unanswered questions about the ordinances, there are key items…
  • May 26

    Employment law mid-year update and mixer

    Employment law mid-year update and mixer
    Join me for a seminar for a mid-year update on California employment law issues.  Learn how to keep your company compliant with new developments in California.  Topics will include: Top five pitfalls facing California employers in…
  • May 20

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer
    The DOL’s Final Rule was issued this week (see my previous article for the details), and we have had a few days to digest the new rules.  Now employers need to start putting together a plan to ensure compliance with the federal…
Rank this Week: 1009

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

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

    New Law Protects Californians From Debt Buyer

    New Law Protects Californians From Debt Buyer
    Zombie debt may have met its match. New California law prohibits a debt buyer from bringing suit on a claim that is barred by the statute of limitations, effective January 1, 2014.   Civil Code § 1788.56. Up until now, a…
  • May 27

    Pay Your Debts Or Go To Jail?

    Pay Your Debts Or Go To Jail?
    What would you do if you got a tip there was an arrest warrant out because you hadn’t paid one of your bills? Scrape up the money any way you can? Get out of town? Laugh? The right answer is “laugh”. In the US we don’t…
  • May 24

    Can IRS Really Collect Interest On Taxes Paid Through Chapter 13?

    Can IRS Really Collect Interest On Taxes Paid Through Chapter 13?
    At the end of a Chapter 13, you may still owe some interest on taxes included in bankruptcy. But not nearly as often as the IRS would have you think. It’s a huge let down to think after all the payments in a Chapter 13, not everything…
Rank this Week: 1620

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 27

    Gourmet Medical Marijuana Edible

    Gourmet Medical Marijuana Edible
    When people think of marijuana edibles, things like pot brownies are likely to come to mind. Today, however, there are many more marijuana menu choices, according to a recent news feature from The Washington Post. Some of these…
  • May 25

    Congress Approves Medical Marijuana for Veteran

    Congress Approves Medical Marijuana for Veteran
    There are many veterans being treated at one of the nation’s Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers that would probably benefit from medical cannabis in one form or another.  These are patients who have fought bravely for our nation…
  • May 23

    LA County Democratic Party Endorses Adult Use of Marijuana Act

    LA County Democratic Party Endorses Adult Use of Marijuana Act
    California voters will have a chance to legalize marijuana for adult use, and this includes using marijuana for recreational purposes.  If this legalization of marijuana in California does occur, it will be accomplished through a ballot…
Rank this Week: 148

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    4 Things Divorcing Spouses Need to Know

    4 Things Divorcing Spouses Need to Know
    Ending a marriage is not something that comes easy to most people, even if it is clearly the right thing to do. Spouses are under a great deal of stress: they have to make new living arrangements, decide on a parenting schedule, gather…
  • May 26

    Help Your Divorce Attorney Help You

    Help Your Divorce Attorney Help You
    The relationship you have with your divorce attorney is important, especially because going through a divorce is stressful. Since your divorce lawyer has other clients, you want to do everything possible to help your attorney do their…
  • May 25

    One of the Smartest Pieces of Divorce Advice

    One of the Smartest Pieces of Divorce Advice
    As divorce attorneys, our goal is to help people have a divorce that they can feel good about after all is said and done. To accomplish this, it takes teamwork. We have found that the best way to get our clients on board is to impress…
Rank this Week: 3954

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2792

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/
  • May 27

    Social Media should improve--not take the place of--Real Life, you Dorks.

    Social Media should improve--not take the place of--Real Life, you Dorks.
    Don't all call or visit at once but I implore all Facebook, LinkedIn IN friends to make or maintain "live" relationships with everyone they digitally befriend. 100% virtual relationships miss much--and I think miss the point. SM…
  • May 24

    Where in the World is Partner Emeritus?

    Where in the World is Partner Emeritus?
    A recent dispatch from my friend Partner Emeritus, who for political reasons is touring familiar points south and scouting residential properties: Dan, one of the sexual fantasies on my bucket list entails me dressing up as a British naval…
  • May 18

    Full text of May 17, 2017 DDC pro-2nd Amendment Decision.

    Full text of May 17, 2017 DDC pro-2nd Amendment Decision.
    Well-written plain English opinion yesterday U.S. District Judge Richard. R. Leon. DDC May 17, 2016 handgun decision...
Rank this Week: 2122

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

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition
    For most clients, being questioned in a deposition is a new and frightening experience. The more you can do to prepare your client, the better he or she will feel and perform. When it comes to instructing your client on how to respond to…
  • May 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 264

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • May 27

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition
    For most clients, being questioned in a deposition is a new and frightening experience. The more you can do to prepare your client, the better he or she will feel and perform. When it comes to instructing your client on how to respond to…
  • May 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 2868

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    United Auto Workers Union Sets Sights on Tesla Motors California Factory Worker

    United Auto Workers Union Sets Sights on Tesla Motors California Factory Worker
    When we think of an electric car, several economy models like the Chevrolet Volt, the Nissan Leaf, or Toyota Prius might come to mind.  However, for those looking for a higher end luxury or sport model electric car, a Tesla might be a…
  • May 24

    SuperShuttle Files Lawsuit in California Over Worker Classification

    SuperShuttle Files Lawsuit in California Over Worker Classification
    According to a recent news feature from the Los Angeles Times, SuperShuttle has filed a lawsuit in California to get all of its many drivers classified as independent contractors.  There are a variety of reasons for this, but it is…
  • May 21

    Car Wash Workers in LA Standing Up to Employer

    Car Wash Workers in LA Standing Up to Employer
    There are many full service car washes in Los Angeles and Orange County, California.  For many years, these workers would put in a full day of hard work at leave with less than $50 paid in cash.  There was no fixed schedule,…
Rank this Week: 2368

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • May 27

    When Can I Use California's Property Exemptions If I've Moved Here?

    When Can I Use California's Property Exemptions If I've Moved Here?
    My last blog asked how long you need to live in California before being able to file bankruptcy here. In general you must live here for at least 91 days. I ended that blog post saying that "[j]ust because you have venue [so that you can file…
  • May 27

    Social Security Act Benefits Exclusion is Broadened by the 9th Circuit BAP

    Social Security Act Benefits Exclusion is Broadened by the 9th Circuit BAP
    THE ROLE OF "CURRENT MONTHLY INCOME" IN CHAPTER 13 Whether or not a particular source of a debtor's incoming funds is considered part of his or her "current monthly income" can have a tremendous effect on how much the debtor must pay to…
  • Mar 30

    Where Should My Bankruptcy Case Be Filed?

    Where Should My Bankruptcy Case Be Filed?
    This is one of those questions that has a very easy answer, for most people. But then can get more complicated for others. I'll start by making clear that this blog post is about people filing bankruptcy, not corporations or other business…
Rank this Week: 3021

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 27

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/27/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/27/16
    The past week was marked by lots of election-related news. Have a listen to Electoral College – Schoolhouse Rock while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Nonprofit Quarterly: In the future the #IRS will be…
  • May 26

    501(c)(3) Electioneering Rules: Voter Guides & Candidate Questionnaire

    501(c)(3) Electioneering Rules: Voter Guides & Candidate Questionnaire
        In this next post in our series on election-related activities and 501(c)(3) organizations, we are taking a closer look at nonpartisan voter guides and candidate questionnaires.  Despite the fact that such guides and…
  • May 25

    Nonprofit Corporation Legal Audit

    Nonprofit Corporation Legal Audit
    All too often, whether a nonprofit corporation is legally compliant in its operations receives attention only after a conflict or issue arises. Instead, a nonprofit corporation can better prevent such conflicts and protect itself through…
Rank this Week: 1088

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/
  • May 27

    Huge New Rule Change: Do You Qualify for Overtime Pay Now?

    Huge New Rule Change: Do You Qualify for Overtime Pay Now?
    According to Vice President Joe Biden, “In 1975, 62 percent of workers automatically qualified for overtime. Today, that’s 7 percent.” Under a new labor rule that will come into effect on December 1, 2016, MILLIONS more…
  • May 20

    What Are Super PACs?

    What Are Super PACs?
    Traditional political action committees are bound by a $5,000 annual limit on the size of contributions they can accept from individuals and cannot accept contributions from corporations or labor unions. A Super PAC, on the other hand, is…
  • May 13

    Too much ice and too little coffee at Starbucks.

    Too much ice and too little coffee at Starbucks.
    A class action lawsuit against Starbucks is seeking $5 million in damages over ice. Here is a copy of the Complaint (PDF), which was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. According to the complaint,…
Rank this Week: 4145

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/
  • May 27

    Distrust Government

    Distrust Government
    There are three stakeholders in workers' compensation: employers who pay for it; injured workers who benefit from it; and government which sets the rules and enforces them.Or at least is supposed to.We prosecute employers who commit fraud.…
  • May 26

    Culture and Claim

    Culture and Claim
    Jon Pearson, Director of Life Path Services for QLI, a spine and brain injury rehabilitation service, gave a wonderful presentation about returning folks to a new normal during the recovery from injury at the Self Insurance Institute of…
  • May 25

    Colorado Disruption

    Colorado Disruption
    Voters in Colorado are being asked to adopt a single payer medical system.Proposition 20 would enact Amendment 69 to the state Constitution, creating ColoradoCare to pay for medical services provided to all residents of the state regardless…
Rank this Week: 3693

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/
Rank this Week: 4454

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • May 26

    Software inventions increasingly eligible for patent

    Software inventions increasingly eligible for patent
    The case of Enfish v. MSFT (Fed. Cir. 2016) is one of the rare Section 101 case in which the Federal Circuit identified claims for software inventions as eligible for patent protection after the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice and…
  • Apr 24

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied
    I.  Background of Covered Business Method review Under U.S. patent laws, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can review the validity of patents that are financial in nature under a Covered Business Method…
  • Apr 6

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal
    COMMON LAW TRADEMARK RIGHTS v. TRADEMARK REGISTRATION In the United States, certain trademark rights are created whenever someone uses a mark in connection with a product or service. If a product is sold or a service is rendered in…
Rank this Week: 224

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • May 26

    CEQA Reform and the California Supreme Court

    CEQA Reform and the California Supreme Court
    The need for “reform” of the California Environmental Quality Act is acknowledged by development interests and environmental groups alike. The challenge is that these stakeholders have very different ideas of what that reform…
  • May 3

    How Would “Justice Garland” Address Environmental Issues?

    How Would “Justice Garland” Address Environmental Issues?
    We previously shared with you the critical role that the late Justice Antonin Scalia played in landmark Supreme Court land use decisions. So now let’s look at how Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s current nominee for…
  • Apr 20

    Community Character is Not a CEQA Issue – Unless It’s About Aesthetic

    Community Character is Not a CEQA Issue – Unless It’s About Aesthetic
    Have you ever been required to have your Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) or Environmental Impact Report (EIR) evaluate whether your project will be compatible with the “character of the community”? Recently, in a ruling…
Rank this Week: 1892

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury…

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury Blog

Covers incidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.

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

    San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer Alert: Man Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash

    San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer Alert: Man Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash
    Every San Diego personal injury lawyer at Gomez Trial Attorneys feels a duty to inform the public of things that tend to occur that everyone should be aware of so that the chances for terrible things happening are minimized.  One problem…
  • May 25

    Suspected San Diego DUI Accident Leaves Four People Injured

    Suspected San Diego DUI Accident Leaves Four People Injured
    By now, there are no excuses for anyone to be unaware of the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance, whether it’s legal to purchase and consume or not.  Sadly, despite the fact…
  • May 25

    Taxotere Hair Loss – Living with Difficult Choice

    Taxotere Hair Loss – Living with Difficult Choice
    We’ve been working to raise awareness of emerging reports relating to alleged Taxotere hair loss and the harm this development inflicts on women. Many women are considering filing a Taxotere lawsuit, because they were never made aware…
Rank this Week: 3384

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/
Rank this Week: 4581

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

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

    New and Improved Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge

    New and Improved Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge
    Getting rid of those pesky, overwhelming student loans in bankruptcy just got a bit easier, thanks to a case in which an attorney won a bid to shed $250,000 in student debt. The case is In re Barrett, No. 14-43516; Barrett v. U.S. Department…
  • Apr 4

    Let’s Make A Deal; Debt Collectors!

    Let’s Make A Deal; Debt Collectors!
    Today we’re going to play a game that I love.  Negotiations with debt collectors! Also known as debt settlement. In the recent Los Angeles Times article, Making a Deal with Debt Collectors, by Liz Weston, she provides such a…
  • Mar 2

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts: California Update

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts: California Update
    Even though private student loans make up a fraction of the overall student loan debt in the United States, they pose a threat to our future economy for several reasons. First, nearly all of these loans are co-signed, which means we have…
Rank this Week: 3545

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

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

    San Francisco Construction Worker Killed at Construction Site at Moscone Center

    San Francisco Construction Worker Killed at Construction Site at Moscone Center
    Police are currently investigating the death of a construction worker who was tragically killed while operating equipment at a construction site at the Moscone Center. The accident occurred around 8 a.m. one morning when a worker was…
  • May 23

    Unpaid Mileage Expenses for Uber Drivers Total over $700 Million

    Unpaid Mileage Expenses for Uber Drivers Total over $700 Million
    Uber drivers who worked for the ride-sharing company in Massachusetts and California over the past seven years would have been entitled to roughly $730 million in expense reimbursements if they had been classified as employees instead of…
  • May 19

    I slipped and fell in a business’s parking lot. What are my legal options?

    I slipped and fell in a business’s parking lot. What are my legal options?
    When you are walking through a parking lot to your car, you may assume that nothing will happen. Unfortunately, in reality there are a number of types of accidents that can happen in that short walk. When a California property owner fails to…
Rank this Week: 2306