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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: 2803

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
  • Feb 3

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?
    Although it may be tempting to cover everything during cross-examination, there are situations in which it’s better to save something for your closing argument. In fact, it’s a time-honored rule among some litigators to always…
Rank this Week: 2877

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
  • Feb 3

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?
    Although it may be tempting to cover everything during cross-examination, there are situations in which it’s better to save something for your closing argument. In fact, it’s a time-honored rule among some litigators to always…
Rank this Week: 2350

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: 362

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Feb 8

    Your Creditors Lie In Wait For Your Kid

    Your Creditors Lie In Wait For Your Kid
    Is your legacy to your kids an encounter with your unpaid creditors? Debt problems for those over 65 may not be problems for the elder at all.  Income and assets are largely protected by law from creditors. But that doesn’t trouble…
  • Feb 5

    Bail Yourself Out Of Payroll Tax Trouble

    Bail Yourself Out Of Payroll Tax Trouble
    Business owners with unpaid payroll taxes are in deep trouble. There’s no corporate shield when it comes to payroll taxes. Even if the employer is a corporation, the corporation’s management is personally liable for the trust…
  • Feb 4

    Bankruptcy Alphabet: Y is for Yoke

    Bankruptcy Alphabet: Y is for Yoke
      Y, in my Bankruptcy Alphabet, stands for Yoke. Debt is a yoke around the neck of a person.  It keeps him harnessed to the weight of past financial decisions and, sometimes, to events over which he had no control. There are times…
Rank this Week: 1677

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Feb 8

    Wildlife Agencies Announce Final Critical Habitat Rules and Policy

    Wildlife Agencies Announce Final Critical Habitat Rules and Policy
    On February 5, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, the “Services”) announced the availability of two final rules and one policy addressing critical habitat under the…
  • Feb 4

    Republican Congressmen Introduce Legislation to Opt Out of Ninth Circuit

    Republican Congressmen Introduce Legislation to Opt Out of Ninth Circuit
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R) recently introduced a bill (pdf) that would remove several western states from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and move them to a proposed, to-be-created Twelfth…
  • Jan 27

    NMFS Designates Additional Critical Habitat for North Atlantic Right Whale

    NMFS Designates Additional Critical Habitat for North Atlantic Right Whale
    On January 27, 2016, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a final rule designating approximately 29,763 nautical square miles of marine habitat for the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). The critical habitat is…
Rank this Week: 4707

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Lyft Agrees to Pay Drivers $12.25 Million to Settle Employment Lawsuit

    Lyft Agrees to Pay Drivers $12.25 Million to Settle Employment Lawsuit
    Lyft, a ridesharing service, recently agreed to pay $12.25 million to settle a lawsuit with some California drivers. The drivers had been seeking the right to be classified as employees rather than as independent contractors. Under the deal,…
  • Feb 4

    San Francisco Has First Accident Involving Self-Driving Car

    San Francisco Has First Accident Involving Self-Driving Car
    Earlier this month, San Francisco had its first traffic accident involving a self-driving car. The accident occurred on January 8th when a self-driving Nissan Leaf hit a parked Toyota Prius. The Leaf was being operated by Cruise Automation.…
  • Feb 1

    Can I be forced to participate in my employer’s wellness program?

    Can I be forced to participate in my employer’s wellness program?
    Employee wellness programs are popular among employers right now, as a way to save money on their health insurance costs. Most wellness programs encourage healthy employee habits. They typically perform health assessments on employees, and…
Rank this Week: 310

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/
  • Feb 8

    Football - Of Course...

    Football - Of Course...
    The day after Super Bowl Sunday - what did you expect from this blog?I did what nearly every other American did: watch one of the single biggest media events on television, uniting with millions of others to experience the pageantry, suspense…
  • Feb 5

    Keep It Simple

    Keep It Simple
    Boscoe is simple...Workers' compensation is designed to benefit two opposite interests: the people that get hurt doing work and the people that pay for that work to get done.While these two interests may seem inapposite, the reality is that…
  • Feb 4

    The New Mexico Lesson

    The New Mexico Lesson
    Workers' compensation has always been a legislatively gratuitous act - what the legislature giveth, the legislature can taketh away. Not always with clarity, a state legislature dictates the beneficence of a system and, ultimately, the cost…
Rank this Week: 3645

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: 3067

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/
  • Feb 8

    Promises, Promises: Secretary of State Admits California Can’t Accommodate Cumulative Voting

    Promises, Promises: Secretary of State Admits California Can’t Accommodate Cumulative Voting
    California’s 1879 Constitution enshrined cumulative voting as a constitutional right.  Cal. Const. of 1879, Art. XII, § 12 (repealed).  The 1931 California General Corporation Law continued mandatory cumulative…
  • Feb 5

    A Failure To Mediate Results In A Failure To Litigate

    A Failure To Mediate Results In A Failure To Litigate
    Mediation is often viewed as less costly alternative to litigation.  Therefore, it is not unusual for parties to include a mediation provision in their contracts, such as the following: The parties agree that any disputes or…
  • Feb 4

    9th Circuit Holds Subsidiary Could Be The General Manager Of Its Parent

    9th Circuit Holds Subsidiary Could Be The General Manager Of Its Parent
    Section 2110 of the California Corporations Code governs service of process on a foreign corporation.  One means of valid service under the statute is by delivering process by hand to the corporation’s general manager in…
Rank this Week: 4446

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/
  • Feb 7

    Child Custody And Why You Should Seek Mediation

    Child Custody And Why You Should Seek Mediation
    Fighting over the custody of your children during a divorce process can be a painful experience. Frequent visits to court and constant battling can be a harrowing time for your children. Child custody is the highest priority among divorcing…
  • Feb 4

    Divorce Mediation – A Stress Reducer

    Divorce Mediation – A Stress Reducer
    One of the hardest things to do in life is parting way with things that you cherished, loved and spent time with. The same is the case in marriages, where two people come together and decide to spend the rest of their life with one another.…
  • Feb 3

    F.E.A.R. and Divorce Mediation

    F.E.A.R. and Divorce Mediation
    When spouses have decided to opt for divorce, the problem most of them face is whether to go for a litigated divorce or a mediated one.  The “F.E.A.R.” of the future is likely to help them in the decision that they make. Here…
Rank this Week: 413

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    Hillay Clinton Calls for Estate Tax Increase

    Hillay Clinton Calls for Estate Tax Increase
    As part of her campaign, Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton has called for increasing the estate tax rate and the number of estates the tax would apply to. Specifically, her proposal calls for reducing the individual estate…
  • Jun 25

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC
    New York "business divorce" lawyer Peter Mahler blogs about his experiences involving two members of a New York limited liability company who relied on LegalZoom to draft their LLC's operating agreement. New York's LLC act differs from…
  • Jun 19

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California
    The California Labor Commissioner has determined than a driver for Uber was misclassified as an independent contractor rather than as an employee.  The decision is under appeal and will not therefore immediately affect Uber's operations…
Rank this Week: 1357

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 7

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract
    California is falling into line with Congress' attempt to put an end to the gag clause associated with a number of consumer contracts. Whether you are a consumer or a producer, you know the importance of reviews. Many people turn to quality…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court Case Serves as Reminder for Small Business Owner

    Supreme Court Case Serves as Reminder for Small Business Owner
    The recent court case of Scafidi v. Hille No. 2014-CA-01261-SCT offers countless reminders for small business owners both experienced and novice about the importance of planning and documenting no matter what the relationship is between the…
  • Jan 15

    Extended Bill Helps Energy-Efficient Businesse

    Extended Bill Helps Energy-Efficient Businesse
    New and established businesses are becoming more and more energy conscious as they create business plans and make decisions for the future. However, the costs associated with transforming a building into an energy-efficient hub can be great.…
Rank this Week: 3034

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 7

    Fun Things To Do Around Auburn, CA

    Fun Things To Do Around Auburn, CA
    Fun Things To Do Around Auburn, CA I’m Ed Smith, an Auburn, CA Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer. If you’ve never visited Auburn you are missing out.  With all the places to visit, activities to do, and fun to…
  • Feb 6

    Natomas Pedestrian Collision

    Natomas Pedestrian Collision
    Natomas Pedestrian Collision I’m Ed Smith, a pedestrian injury lawyer in Natomas. Recently there was an accident involving a pedestrian on West El Camino Avenue, near Northgate Boulevard. What Happened? A  woman was in…
  • Feb 6

    Fun Things to do in El Dorado Hills CA

    Fun Things to do in El Dorado Hills CA
    Fun Things to do in El Dorado Hills CA Fun Things to Do in El Dorado Hills CA I'm Ed Smith, an El Dorado Hills Car Accident Lawyer. Located just 22 miles east of Sacramento, California in El Dorado County lies the prestigious city of El…
Rank this Week: 237

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/
  • Feb 7

    Modern Men: Indoor Neutered Cats.

    Modern Men: Indoor Neutered Cats.
    I see it on the streets, in stores, at sporting events, in airports and in both cities and town. The female demand for Indoor Cats--i.e., neutered, obedient heterosexual Western men who do as they are told--is apparently quite high these...
  • Feb 6

    Cincinnati's Big Joe Duskin

    Cincinnati's Big Joe Duskin
    Went to a couple of his practices when I was in high school. Authentic bluesman in the staid Queen City....
  • Feb 5

    Heroes: My favorite tribe.

    Heroes: My favorite tribe.
Rank this Week: 2258

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Feb 7

    Diversity Perversity

    Diversity Perversity
    Most of us, when we think of the word “perverse,” think of sexuality.  But it is really much broader than that.  Merriam-Webster gives the simple definition: wrong or different in a way that others feel is strange or…
  • Feb 5

    Dr. Larry Arnn Reacts To The Iowa Caucu

    Dr. Larry Arnn Reacts To The Iowa Caucu
    HH: It’s the last radio hour of the week. And it’s actually prerecorded, because I’m in Nashua, New Hampshire, and in Manchester, Hew Hampshire, for the big New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. And my good friend, Dr. Larry…
  • Feb 5

    Left and Right Religious Narrative

    Left and Right Religious Narrative
    Double standards in the press are not surprising.  Most of us are well aware of how they cover religious conservatives.  We’re always battling to find just the right person.  That narrative is based in fact.  We do…
Rank this Week: 1433

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Feb 6

    MacDonald v. Ford: “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Automotive Defect Case

    MacDonald v. Ford: “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Automotive Defect Case
    In a recent Northern District of California ruling, Judge Tigar found that the plaintiffs, owners and lessees of certain Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid vehicles, were entitled to attorney’s fees after Ford Motor Company…
  • Jan 26

    “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” Plaintiffs May Lack Standing Because They Won’t Be Fooled Again

    “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” Plaintiffs May Lack Standing Because They Won’t Be Fooled Again
    To have Article III standing for injunctive relief, a plaintiff must allege that a “real and immediate threat” exists that he will be wronged again. Chapman v. Pier 1 Imps. (U.S.), Inc., 631 F.3d 939, 946 (9th Cir. 2011). In cases…
  • Jan 22

    Cal. Supreme Court to Clarify Employer’s Obligation to Provide Seating

    Cal. Supreme Court to Clarify Employer’s Obligation to Provide Seating
    On January 5, 2016, the California Supreme Court, at the request of the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, heard oral argument in two cases alleging that the employers failed to provide seating to their employees as required by…
Rank this Week: 3114

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/
  • Feb 6

    How a California Power of Attorney Work

    How a California Power of Attorney Work
    A power of attorney is a document authorizing someone to act on your behalf with respect to financial and contractual matters. Among other acts, a person holding your power of attorney may sell your house, write checks from your bank account,…
  • Feb 5

    How the Estate Tax Will Work in 2016

    How the Estate Tax Will Work in 2016
    The new year is a good opportunity to reconsider your estate planning needs. You should periodically review, and if necessary revise, your will, trust, and other estate planning documents such as a durable power of attorney, to keep your…
  • Feb 3

    What Happens if My Estate is Insolvent?

    What Happens if My Estate is Insolvent?
    Normally when we talk about estate planning, we assume there will be an estate with sufficient assets to provide for a person’s heirs. What happens if you die with more debts than assets? In legal terms, this is known as an…
Rank this Week: 330

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/
  • Feb 6

    Big Money and Big Science: The Battle Over CRISPR

    Big Money and Big Science: The Battle Over CRISPR
    CRISPR: It’s simply a billion dollar matter of learning more or earning more. At least that’s the view of a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at the Los Angeles Times. “A case of big money shaping science” said the…
  • Feb 5

    California's Stem Cell Agency to Tackle Host of Touchy Issues on Human Genetic Change

    California's Stem Cell Agency to Tackle Host of Touchy Issues on Human Genetic Change
    California's stem cell agency yesterday embarked on what is likely to be an exhaustive review of genetic alteration of human embryos with likely recommendations for changes in the $3 billion research effort.The 11-year-old agency plans to…
  • Feb 4

    Coverage Concluded on California Human Genetic Modification Conference

    Coverage Concluded on California Human Genetic Modification Conference
    The California Stem Cell Report is concluding its live coverage of today's California conference on human genetic modification of human embryos. The quality of the stem cell agency's audiocast is so poor that it is impossible to compile an…
Rank this Week: 220

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    Nonprofits and Social Media: Clear Law Institute CLE

    Nonprofits and Social Media: Clear Law Institute CLE
    Social media is a rising trend, a declining trend, just another communication, the Wild West. Each of these statements may ring true, depending on the context. But there’s no doubt that nonprofits are using social media and many would…
  • Feb 5

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/5/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/5/16
    Here in our hometown of San Francisco, the past week has been building up to Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 but it was also marked by Fred Korematsu Day and another loss of a musical legend (RIP Maurice White). Have a listen ……
  • Jan 31

    Nonprofit Radio: Wounded Warrior Project and Overhead

    Nonprofit Radio: Wounded Warrior Project and Overhead
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET discussing the Wounded Warrior Project controversy and overhead with host Tony Martignetti. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a few days later…
Rank this Week: 1161

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
Rank this Week: 678

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    New Year’s Round Up: The Criminal Law Changes That Will Take Place in 2016

    New Year’s Round Up: The Criminal Law Changes That Will Take Place in 2016
    With the New year just starting, a lot of new criminal laws will be effective that may affect you.  There have been 807 bills signed into law set to take place in the new year, affecting everything from gun ownership, new regulations on…
  • Feb 3

    Local Company Owners Indicted in $7M Hotel-Worker Fraud Case

    Local Company Owners Indicted in $7M Hotel-Worker Fraud Case
    The owners of Good Neighbor Services, an Orange County based janitorial company that provides cleaning services to luxury hotels across Southern California, have been indicted in a $7 million insurance fraud and tax evasion scheme that has…
  • Jan 29

    Russell Taylor, Jared Fogle’s Accomplice, Sentenced to 27 Year

    Russell Taylor, Jared Fogle’s Accomplice, Sentenced to 27 Year
    Russell Taylor, the man who was accused of being Jared Fogle’s accomplice in a child pornography ring, was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, on December 10, 2015. Mr. Taylor is convicted of producing…
Rank this Week: 1818

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/
  • Feb 5

    Fact or Fiction: In China Convicted Defendants Can Hire “Body Doubles” to Serve Their Sentence

    Fact or Fiction: In China Convicted Defendants Can Hire “Body Doubles” to Serve Their Sentence
    Incredibly, this is true! Slate.com originally broke the story of how the super rich in China get with pretty much everything, including murder. According to Slate, a wealthy 20-year-old named Hu was drag racing his friends, when he struck…
  • Jan 22

    Most Important New California Laws of 2016

    Most Important New California Laws of 2016
    A whopping 807 new laws will come into effect in California in 2016. Here are some of the most important: HEALTHCARE Doctors will be allowed to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to certain terminally ill patients. California is now the…
  • Jan 16

    When People Sue and Sue and Sue and Sue … Vexatious Litigant

    When People Sue and Sue and Sue and Sue … Vexatious Litigant
    Their lawsuits add strain to already overburdened court systems. Some jurisdictions, like California, maintain a list of vexatious litigants to screen them out for special handling. In addition, lawyers can be disciplined or disbarred for…
Rank this Week: 4154

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Defending Against First Degree Murder Charges in the State of California

    Defending Against First Degree Murder Charges in the State of California
    If you have been charged with first degree murder in the state of California, your future, your freedom, your everything hangs in the balance. You need to mount the strongest possible defense, and this requires the dedication of a skilled…
  • Jan 28

    Defending Against Hit and Run Charges in California

    Defending Against Hit and Run Charges in California
    If you have been charged with a hit and run offense of the state of California, you need to know what to expect if you are convicted.  The precise consequences depend first on whether the offense is categorized as a misdemeanor or…
  • Jan 22

    Defending Against “Three Strikes” Criminal Charges in the State of California

    Defending Against “Three Strikes” Criminal Charges in the State of California
    While California’s “three strikes” law conjures images of America’s national pastime, it is anything but fun and games.  A “third strike” criminal conviction in the state of California can have serious…
Rank this Week: 3892

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 90

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Feb 5

    Hospital-Acquired Infections in San Diego

    Hospital-Acquired Infections in San Diego
    Each day, San Diego residents visit local hospitals and healthcare facilities for routine and outpatient surgeries. Yet much too often, preventable infections lead to severe and even life-threatening patient injuries. According to a recent…
  • Jan 29

    Mild Head Injuries Cause Long-Term Impairment

    Mild Head Injuries Cause Long-Term Impairment
    We know that multiple concussions can result in irreparable, long-term damage. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease of the brain, is now a condition that we know results from sustaining repeated traumatic brain…
  • Jan 22

    Rising Highway Deaths in California

    Rising Highway Deaths in California
    Is it safe to travel on the highways in California? Whether you are commuting to work in San Diego on the I-5 or are taking a vacation that requires you to drive with your family along the I-10, it is extremely important to be aware of…
Rank this Week: 1305

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/
  • Feb 5

    Physicians Ask: What Provokes Elder Abuse?

    Physicians Ask: What Provokes Elder Abuse?
    For those of us with elderly loved ones who are currently living in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities, the threat of injuries caused by nursing home abuse is all too real. But what leads staff members at these facilities to…
  • Jan 29

    Nursing Home Abuse and Social Media

    Nursing Home Abuse and Social Media
    If you have an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted-living facility in the San Diego area, do you need to worry about whether abusive photos of your loved one will end up on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat?…
  • Jan 22

    More Problems in California’s Assisted-Living Facilitie

    More Problems in California’s Assisted-Living Facilitie
    Are California’s assisted-living facilities getting any safer for elderly residents? You might remember a series of reports in U-T San Diego about the prevalence of “deadly neglect” in assisted living facilities throughout…
Rank this Week: 1381

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    DRUNKEN SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS HIGHLIGHTS THE INCREASING INCIDENCE OF FEMALE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

    DRUNKEN SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS HIGHLIGHTS THE INCREASING INCIDENCE OF FEMALE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
      Did this Napa school bus driver take a wine tasting detour? A school bus driver in Napa was recently arrested for driving under the influence after she damaged the undercarriage of her bus with 28 students on board. Fortunately, none…
  • Jan 29

    SUPER BOWL SUNDAY – OR ANY DAY – A DUI WILL COST YOU A LOT IN TIME AND MONEY

    SUPER BOWL SUNDAY – OR ANY DAY – A DUI WILL COST YOU A LOT IN TIME AND MONEY
      Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. Time for gathering around the big screen with chips and beer, lots of beer. And time for the CHP to be out in full force. The Super Bowl Sunday roads are notoriously plagued with drivers…
  • Jan 21

    DO RIDE SHARING APPS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE OUR ROADS SAFER?

    DO RIDE SHARING APPS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE OUR ROADS SAFER?
      Is this a trend? The DUI arrests made in Orange County during the 2016 New Year’s holiday was almost half the number of DUI arrests during the 2015 New Year’s holiday. Los Angeles County also saw a decrease in DUI arrests…
Rank this Week: 4159

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Dashcam mayhem!

    Dashcam mayhem!
      In recent years, technical tools that can record a cop’s every act have shined a bright light on police abuses. This is especially true now with the ubiquitous dashcams attached to almost every police cruiser in the nation.…
  • Jan 29

    OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE AS JUVENILES ARE GIVEN HOPE FOR PAROLE BY THE SUPREME COURT

    OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE AS JUVENILES ARE GIVEN HOPE FOR PAROLE BY THE SUPREME COURT
      In 1963 Henry Montgomery was a 17 year old living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was playing hooky from school when he was approached by a deputy sheriff assigned to round up truants. When the deputy frisked Henry, Henry pulled out a…
  • Jan 21

    THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SEX OFFENSE RECIDIVISM

    THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SEX OFFENSE RECIDIVISM
    California’s sex offender laws are among the strictest in the country. Even relatively minor sex offense convictions usually end up requiring a lifetime registration on the sex offender list. So what is a “relatively minor”…
Rank this Week: 932

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2647

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Covers California divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, and paternity. By Clarke Logan Young.

http://blog.clarkeyoung.com/
  • Feb 5

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce
    Almost every divorce, whether low-net-worth or high-net-worth (HNW) individuals, involves dividing retirement assets, and failing to divide these retirement assets properly can result in significant, unanticipated, irreversible, negative…
  • Jan 20

    Borderline Personality Disorder Comes Slowly Out of the Shadow

    Borderline Personality Disorder Comes Slowly Out of the Shadow
    As an attorney who litigates Borderline divorces in Los Angeles and who consults nationally and internationally with spouses of Borderlines, attorneys and child custody evaluators, watching Borderline Personality Disorder (“BPD”)…
  • Aug 24

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court
    A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discusses the unexpected to-do that surrounds determination of pet custody. An increasing amount of money, time and resources is being spent to decide the fate of household pets, and the process can…
Rank this Week: 2238

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Feb 5

    More Outrageous Excuses for Being Late to Work

    More Outrageous Excuses for Being Late to Work
    Some people have a hard time getting to work on time. A new survey from CareerBuilder asked employees how often they come in late to work: 1 in 4 workers (25 percent) admitted they do it at least once a month, and 13 percent say it’s a…
  • Feb 4

    California Company Appeals NLRB Decision on Joint-Employer Standard

    California Company Appeals NLRB Decision on Joint-Employer Standard
    Waste services company Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. (BFI) has filed a legal challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expansive decision redefining the joint employer standard. Last summer, as previously…
  • Feb 1

    EEOC Would Collect Pay Data from W-2s Under New Proposal

    EEOC Would Collect Pay Data from W-2s Under New Proposal
    In a significant departure from existing requirements, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it is seeking to require large employers to report pay data to the agency, including aggregate information from…
Rank this Week: 4076

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 5

    Sick Day Monday Follows Super Bowl Sunday

    Sick Day Monday Follows Super Bowl Sunday
    An estimated 16.5 million employees may miss work the day after the Super Bowl, with another 7.5 million workers reporting late to work, according to a new study. In fact, 10.5 million people have already requested Monday off of work. And…
  • Feb 5

    CA State Budget Proposes to “Improve” Handling of PAGA Case

    CA State Budget Proposes to “Improve” Handling of PAGA Case
    For lawyers who defend wage and hour cases in California, “PAGA” is a four-letter word. The Private Attorneys General Act allows private employees to sue to recover penalties that the state labor commissioner could have…
  • Jan 31

    Can CA Employers Require A Doctor’s Note for Paid Sick Leave (Part 2)

    Can CA Employers Require A Doctor’s Note for Paid Sick Leave (Part 2)
    Can California employers require employees who request paid sick leave to provide a note from their doctors? I addressed that question last May in response to a webinar put out by the California Department of Industrial Relations,…
Rank this Week: 1865

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Feb 5

    Class Action Lawsuit May Bring Greater Transparency to PayPal

    Class Action Lawsuit May Bring Greater Transparency to PayPal
    PayPal may soon bring to an end an ongoing class action lawsuit that it has been fighting since 2010. Parties to the case, known as Zepeda vs. PayPal, have reached a tentative settlement agreement over allegations that the online payment…
  • Jan 29

    California Bill Would Make Encrypted Smartphones Illegal

    California Bill Would Make Encrypted Smartphones Illegal
    Jim Cooper, a member of the California Assembly, has proposed bill AB 1681. The bill is designed to outlaw the sale of encrypted smartphones beginning on January 1, 2017. Any retailer who sells an encrypted phone to a consumer after that date…
  • Jan 15

    San Francisco Yellow Cab Co-Op to File Bankruptcy Amid Uber/Lyft Competition and Lawsuit

    San Francisco Yellow Cab Co-Op to File Bankruptcy Amid Uber/Lyft Competition and Lawsuit
    An ongoing series of setbacks appears to be forcing San Francisco-based Yellow Cab Co-Op to file for bankruptcy. Company executives sent a letter to each of the cab drivers who work for the co-op in December of 2015 that lays out a plan for…
Rank this Week: 794

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Stuard v. Stuard (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 5, 2016)

    Stuard v. Stuard (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 5, 2016)
    I'm looking at the caption of the case.  "Stuard v. Stuard".  Divorce case, I assume.Except it's Jeffrey Stuard v. Matthew Stuard.  No biggie.  Gay divorce case.Nope.Not a family law case at all, then.  Brothers…
  • Feb 4

    Smith v. Schiro (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2016)

    Smith v. Schiro (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2016)
    An test that Robert Smith took when he was 15 years old (in 1964) indicated that he had an I.Q. of 62.  One that he took later that year indicated an I.Q. of 71.Smith committed a murder in 1980.Tests taken in 2005 and 2007 indicated in…
  • Feb 3

    People v. Valenzuela (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 3, 2016)

    People v. Valenzuela (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 3, 2016)
    Defendant carjacks someone, pushing the victim down while her six-year old child stood by crying.  Defendant then speeds off in the vehicle, almost running over a bystander in the process.When the police start a chase, defendant then…
Rank this Week: 707

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Super Bowl Weekend Checkpoint and DUI Enforcement Planned.

    Super Bowl Weekend Checkpoint and DUI Enforcement Planned.
    The Avoid the 13 Marin County DUI Task Force will be running a drunk driving checkpoint tonight, February 5, 2016, in San Rafael.  In addition, the multi agency task force will deploy DUI Saturations Patrols throughout…
  • Jan 11

    San Rafael Holiday DUI Checkpoint Nets One Arrest

    San Rafael Holiday DUI Checkpoint Nets One Arrest
    On Saturday, January 2, 2016, San Rafael Police Officers screened almost 800 cars at a DUI checkpoint.  Out of all of those divers the police made only one arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription…
  • Dec 31

    Concord DUI Enforcement Nets 3 Arrest

    Concord DUI Enforcement Nets 3 Arrest
    In the City of Concord police officers made three aclohol related arrests between 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 26 and 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2015.  Officers stopped 50 cars and conducted 16 drunk driving investigations. In…
Rank this Week: 4045

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Cal Supreme Court Statistical Review

    Cal Supreme Court Statistical Review
    Kirk Jenkins at Sedgwick presents The California Supreme Court In 2015: A Year In Transition at Law360.2015 was a year of transition for the California Supreme Court as two new justices appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown, Justices…
  • Feb 4

    The Real Groundhog Day

    The Real Groundhog Day
    Speaking of Groundhog Day, the Court's online dockets have been stuck on February 2 until this afternoon! So check your dockets now....
  • Feb 2

    Koh-ing up?

    Koh-ing up?
    How Appealing reports that the San Jose Mercury News reports that Judge Lucy Koh is expected to be nominated to the 9th Circuit in this article here."I think the likelihood of an Obama nominee to the 9th Circuit getting through the…
Rank this Week: 4681

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Feb 5

    LeBron and Kobe Tattoos Lead to Copyright Lawsuit over NBA 2K16 Videogame

    LeBron and Kobe Tattoos Lead to Copyright Lawsuit over NBA 2K16 Videogame
    IPNews® - The question over whether tattoos can be copyrighted is the heart of a lawsuit against Take-Two Software, the creators of the videogame NBA 2K16. Solid Oak Sketches claims copyright ownership over tattoos on NBA players, and…
  • Jan 26

    Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers Trademark

    Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers Trademark
    IPNews® - The San Diego Chargers have applied for the Los Angeles Charges trademark.  The team remains the San Diego Chargers for now, but the Rams and Chargers are currently in negotiations that would move the Chargers to Los…
  • Jan 20

    Iconic Yosemite Attractions to Change Names in Trademark Dispute

    Iconic Yosemite Attractions to Change Names in Trademark Dispute
    IPNews® - Yosemite National Park is changing the names of its iconic attractions due to a trademark dispute with its concessionaire company Delaware North.  When the national park turned the contract over to Aramark, Delaware North…
Rank this Week: 3603

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Feb 5

    “California Supreme Court In 2015: A Year In Transition”

    “California Supreme Court In 2015: A Year In Transition”
    After presenting a webinar early last year about what to expect from the Supreme Court in 2015, veteran appellate lawyer Kirk Jenkins gives a comprehensive statistical wrap up in Law360 [subscription].  His conclusions:  “(1)…
  • Feb 4

    Four cases on the March calendar

    Four cases on the March calendar
    The Supreme Court today announced its March calendar.  The court will hear four arguments, two of which will be in death penalty appeals.  That will be the second calendar in a row with only four cases. On March 1, in San Francisco,…
  • Feb 4

    Two death penalty judgments unanimously affirmed

    Two death penalty judgments unanimously affirmed
    The Supreme Court today unanimously affirms the death sentences in People v. Casares and People v. Peoples.  The Casares opinion is written by Justice Kathryn Werdegar.  Justice Goodwin Liu writes for the court in Peoples.  In…
Rank this Week: 4600

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law in the San Diego and Southern California area. By David Shapiro.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Dismissal Motion Denied in Cosby Sex Case

    Dismissal Motion Denied in Cosby Sex Case
    A judge in Philadelphia has rejected a defense motion to dismiss the sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby, moving the case one step closer to trial. Bill Cosby’s attorneys had asked the judge to throw out the case against him, in…
  • Jan 20

    Investigating Cyber Crime

    Investigating Cyber Crime
    San Diego County is loaded with military bases and defense contractors, which is one of the reasons why we have one of the highest concentrations of biotechnology operations in the world. And with such a technologically sophisticated group,…
  • Jan 5

    San Diego Court Cases in the News in 2016

    San Diego Court Cases in the News in 2016
    We thought it would be appropriate to provide our readers with info on a few newsworthy cases to watch in 2016. Here are some of the issues you can expect to hear about as we move forward into the new year: Concealed carry permits. Questions…
Rank this Week: 3159

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Dismissal Motion Denied in Cosby Sex Case

    Dismissal Motion Denied in Cosby Sex Case
    A judge in Philadelphia has rejected a defense motion to dismiss the sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby, moving the case one step closer to trial. Bill Cosby’s attorneys had asked the judge to throw out the case against him, in…
  • Jan 20

    Investigating Cyber Crime

    Investigating Cyber Crime
    San Diego County is loaded with military bases and defense contractors, which is one of the reasons why we have one of the highest concentrations of biotechnology operations in the world. And with such a technologically sophisticated group,…
  • Jan 5

    San Diego Court Cases in the News in 2016

    San Diego Court Cases in the News in 2016
    We thought it would be appropriate to provide our readers with info on a few newsworthy cases to watch in 2016. Here are some of the issues you can expect to hear about as we move forward into the new year: Concealed carry permits. Questions…
Rank this Week: 3289

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Using Equity as Compensation in a Tech Startup

    Using Equity as Compensation in a Tech Startup
    Many startups are faced with the issue of how to pay their employees during the development and launch phase, before they are generating any revenue. A very popular option is to offer employees equity shares in a company in lieu of cash…
  • Jan 29

    Incorporating your Tech Startup: The Importance of Bylaw

    Incorporating your Tech Startup: The Importance of Bylaw
    It is critical to put clear organizational rules into place that address how a tech company is to be internally managed. While friendships and aligned mutual interests may be sufficient to keep a tech startup conflict-free in the development…
  • Jan 22

    Due Diligence in Acquisitions: Five Issues to Thoroughly Investigate

    Due Diligence in Acquisitions: Five Issues to Thoroughly Investigate
    A comprehensive evaluation of a target company is a critical component of any successful corporate acquisition. The most effective way to ensure that a thorough due diligence investigation is conducted is to retain legal counsel that is…
Rank this Week: 428

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Feb 5

    Update on Alameda County Family Court Reorganization

    Update on Alameda County Family Court Reorganization
    Presently the Alameda County Superior Court hears family law cases at two courthouses: the Hayward Hall of Justice in the City of Hayward, California and the George E. McDonald Hall of Justice in the City of Alameda, California. In 2015 the…
  • Jan 21

    Can You Name The Two Countries On The Planet Where You Cannot Divorce?

    Can You Name The Two Countries On The Planet Where You Cannot Divorce?
    On this great big planet of ours there are two countries where you cannot get divorced (up to you decide if that is good or bad).  The first might be obvious if you are Catholic:  Vatican City. Yes the Vatican is an autonomous…
  • Jan 5

    Date of Separation Update

    Date of Separation Update
    In July, 2015 the California Supreme Court clarified the law on date of separation for divorce. In IRMO Davis (here is the link to the opinion: Davis S215050) the Court held that to establish a date of separation a divorcing spouse…
Rank this Week: 136

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Feb 5

    Five point checklist: sexual harassment and reducing liability in the workplace

    Five point checklist: sexual harassment and reducing liability in the workplace
    Employers need to review their compliance with California’s sexual harassment training requirements on a periodic basis.  When doing so, it is a good time to update policies and remind employees about the company’s policies…
  • Jan 29

    Termination checklists: five considerations to start with

    Termination checklists: five considerations to start with
    Happy Friday!  This Friday’s Five focuses on the termination process.  Employers should develop a termination checklist to ensure all documents and contingencies are consistently covered during the process.  Here are five…
  • Jan 27

    Don’t forget to update wage information on notices required by Wage Theft Protection Act in 2016

    Don’t forget to update wage information on notices required by Wage Theft Protection Act in 2016
    California employers are required to provide non-exempt employees with certain information upon hire as required by the Wage Theft Protection Act.  The law became effective in 2012 and is codified at Labor Code section 2810.5.  Many…
Rank this Week: 1063

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Feb 5

    How Do Domestic Partners File Taxes?

    How Do Domestic Partners File Taxes?
    Are you looking for information regarding domestic partnership in California? First off, you may be wondering if the legalization of same-sex marriage last year changed the rights of domestic partners. No, it did not. On June 26, 2015, in…
  • Feb 4

    Keys to a Friendly Divorce

    Keys to a Friendly Divorce
    Divorce impacts more than just the couple, it affects their children, family and friends. The best way to minimize the negative and long-term consequences of a divorce is to consciously have an amicable one. But you're going to have to work…
  • Feb 3

    Divorcing? Get Your Affairs in Order Now

    Divorcing? Get Your Affairs in Order Now
    Even if you've been "thinking" about divorce for years, it's still hard. All of the small details are draining, making it one of the most difficult things you'll ever go through in your life. Those who are served the divorce papers are often…
Rank this Week: 193