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Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    News from DC – GOP’s Draft Bill Illuminates Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    News from DC – GOP’s Draft Bill Illuminates Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
    While Congress was in recess last week, members met with constituents at home. For those senators and representatives who he­­­­ld town hall meetings, the ACA repeal and replace effort was the hot topic. Many constituents…
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – Immigration

    News from DC – Immigration
    On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order titled “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” (EO) barring foreign nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and…
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – President Trump’s Executive Order & Congressional Action to Repeal ACA

    News from DC – President Trump’s Executive Order & Congressional Action to Repeal ACA
    Repeal and Replacement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) On January 12 and 13, 2017, the 115th Congress set the stage for the Trump administration by passing a budget resolution to repeal major provisions of the ACA with…
Rank this Week: 1786

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • Feb 28

    Woman Finds Naked 2 Year-Old in a Parking Lot

    Woman Finds Naked 2 Year-Old in a Parking Lot
    Michael Ikeler, 38, is charged with allegedly kidnapping a 2 year old girl on April 2, 2015, while her mother vacuumed her car at a Gardena car wash. The mother looked up to find that her child was gone. Ikeler allegedly sexually assaulted…
  • Feb 23

    Off-duty Officer Fires Gun when Teen Walks on his Lawn

    Off-duty Officer Fires Gun when Teen Walks on his Lawn
    On Wednesday afternoon, a group of teens were walking home from school in an Anaheim neighborhood when an Anaheim resident confronted the teens. The resident is an LAPD officer who was off duty at the time. He complains that the teens were…
  • Feb 16

    Anaheim Man Threatens ‘Suicide by Cop’ gets Arrested for Domestic Violence

    Anaheim Man Threatens ‘Suicide by Cop’ gets Arrested for Domestic Violence
    Anaheim police Sgt. Darin Wyatt said that the police were called to the Friendly Village mobile home park on La Palma Ave. after a report of domestic violence. But, before the police had arrived, the suspect, a man in his 30’s, fled…
Rank this Week: 3142

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 1735

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1388

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 28

    Thighbone Fractures in Children

    Thighbone Fractures in Children
    I'm Ed Smith, a Bone Fracture Attorney in Sacramento. The thighbone, or femur as it is known to your doctor, is the largest as well as the strongest bone in your child’s body. Because this bone is so strong, it takes a considerable…
  • Feb 28

    Driver Hits Parked Cars in Novato Collision

    Driver Hits Parked Cars in Novato Collision
    I'm Ed Smith, a Novato car accident lawyer. We all know drinking and driving is dangerous and against the law. When it happens, lives can be lost, people injured and property damaged. An accident in Novato on February 19, 2017 illustrates how…
  • Feb 28

    Tree Crushes Car at Sacramento Elementary School

    Tree Crushes Car at Sacramento Elementary School
    Recent Tree Accidents in Sacramento On 17 February, a large eucalyptus trees crashed into a teacher’s car at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Rancho Cordova while class was in session. No one was injured, but the car sustained…
Rank this Week: 65

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and laws. By Jacob J. Sapochnick.

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

    Attorney Profile: Marie Puertollano, Esq.

    Attorney Profile: Marie Puertollano, Esq.
    It is our pleasure to introduce you to our in-house attorney Marie Puertollano. From preparing clients for their citizenship and marriage interviews to successfully filing I-601A waivers and I-360 applications, Marie Puertollano Esq. is…
  • Feb 20

    Staff Profile: Senior Case Manager Inese Grate

    Staff Profile: Senior Case Manager Inese Grate
    It is our pleasure to introduce our readers to our senior case manager, Inese Grate, one of the original members of the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick. Ms. Grate joined our firm when there were merely 2 employees working at the office. In…
  • Feb 13

    Immigration State of Affairs Facebook Live Stream with Attorney Jacob Sapochnick and Laurel Scott

    Immigration State of Affairs Facebook Live Stream with Attorney Jacob Sapochnick and Laurel Scott
    In this Facebook live stream, immigration attorneys Jacob J. Sapochnick and Laurel Scott discuss the impact of the President’s Executive Orders, the Ninth Circuit’s refusal to reinstate the travel and refugee ban, and what the…
Rank this Week: 4982

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/
  • Feb 28

    Teen Bullying Study Reveals Troubling, Even Potentially Violent Possibilitie

    Teen Bullying Study Reveals Troubling, Even Potentially Violent Possibilitie
    Bullying is a problem that has come to the forefront of the minds of many professionals who work with young people in recent years.  What used to be something that was just seen as a ‘normal’ part of growing up in the United…
  • Feb 27

    Survey: Distracted Driving Accidents Tied To Regular Smartphone Use in Vehicle

    Survey: Distracted Driving Accidents Tied To Regular Smartphone Use in Vehicle
    Generally, when society identifies and almost uniformly agrees that a behavior is dangerous, people tend to respond by avoiding that behavior as much as possible.  The past several years have seen more and more information coming out…
  • Feb 23

    Pothole Accidents – An Overlooked But Serious Traffic Safety Problem

    Pothole Accidents – An Overlooked But Serious Traffic Safety Problem
    There are certain things that we may find annoying as we drive through our daily routines, but we also tend to accept them.  Debris on the road is one example.  However, as we’ve covered recently, this is a problem that…
Rank this Week: 3519

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Feb 28

    Why Second Marriage Can Be Better Than the First

    Why Second Marriage Can Be Better Than the First
    Learning to love again after a divorce can be hard for some people, especially when their marriage was so stressful that they swore to themselves, “I’m never going to get married again!” Interestingly though, a lot of…
  • Feb 21

    Rights of Unwed Father

    Rights of Unwed Father
    In the last 20 to 30 years, the number of children born to unwed parents has exploded. The reasons for this societal shift are closely related to feminism, women becoming more financially independent, and the fact that divorce and unwed…
  • Feb 14

    How Child Custody is Determined

    How Child Custody is Determined
    Whenever child custody is a topic of debate or a contested issue, several factors will be considered. If you are a parent who is going through a divorce and you have minor children with your spouse, child custody will need to be…
Rank this Week: 178

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

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

    Announcement: I’m writing a book

    Announcement: I’m writing a book
    My friends, I have always thought of myself as a business attorney and not too much of an author. In college, it was a fantasy of mine to be an author writing novels for a living. However, I have always brushed it off as just a fantasy. Last…
  • Feb 27

    You May Get Convicted If You Illegally Traded Securities on Information Given to You as a Gift

    You May Get Convicted If You Illegally Traded Securities on Information Given to You as a Gift
    Can someone be guilty of insider trading if that person gives no money to the source of information? If the person is just tipping off friends or family members with no money paid back in return? The answer from the Supreme Court is yes.…
  • Feb 20

    The Bathroom Battle Comes to California

    The Bathroom Battle Comes to California
    This year the culture wars burst into public bathrooms across the country with repercussions in California. If you have a single stall bathroom at your place of business a state law passed this year mandates that it doesn’t matter your…
Rank this Week: 2625

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 28

    Lessons from Uber on How to Conduct a Harassment Investigation

    Lessons from Uber on How to Conduct a Harassment Investigation
    Investigating a harassment complaint is not rocket science, yet as the recent news from Uber illustrates, there are many ways for employers to mess it up. The first step is to gather sufficient details to understand the scope of the…
  • Feb 27

    Yes, Harassment Issues Still Persist — Just Ask Uber’s Lady Engineer

    Yes, Harassment Issues Still Persist — Just Ask Uber’s Lady Engineer
    I remember back in 2004 when AB 1825 passed, requiring all California businesses with over 50 employees to train all managers and supervisors on harassment prevention.  It was one of the first significant employment laws signed by Arnold…
  • Feb 25

    7 Takeaways from the EEOC’s Guidance on Mental Health Condition

    7 Takeaways from the EEOC’s Guidance on Mental Health Condition
    A December 2016 publication from the EEOC titled “Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights” doesn’t exactly break new ground. It does, however, highlight issues that…
Rank this Week: 1664

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4489

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 28

    Brown Releases 2016 Judicial Appointment Data

    Brown Releases 2016 Judicial Appointment Data
    Governor Brown Releases 2016 Judicial Appointment DataSACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released annual applicant and appointee data for the administration's judicial appointments.From 2011 through 2016, Governor Brown…
  • Feb 28

    LACBA ACS program

    LACBA ACS program
    The LA County Bar's Appellate Courts Section has some great upcoming programs.First, on March 14, is the Phil Goar Night of the Roundtables (usual time and place, 4:30 to 6 pm in the employee lounge at the 2d Dist.): "This is an opportunity…
  • Feb 27

    New Trial article

    New Trial article
    In today's Appellate Zealots column in the DJ, Audra Ibarra presents New Trials and Untimely Affidavits, about Kabran v. Sharp Memorial Hospital (2017) 2 Cal.5th 330, which asks "Can a court order a new trial based on an untimely affidavit?"…
Rank this Week: 4573

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 28

    People v. Acuna (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 28, 2017)

    People v. Acuna (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 28, 2017)
    The justices on the Court of Appeal want you to make their jobs easier, not harder.  So try to do so.  If only because, if you fail, you risk having them say something like this about you:"Appellants argue evidentiary error,…
  • Feb 28

    U.S. v. Lindsay (9th Cir. - Feb. 27, 2017)

    U.S. v. Lindsay (9th Cir. - Feb. 27, 2017)
    I'm impressed.The panel's original opinion was filed around a year ago.  I thought that some of Judge Gould's opinion was spot on, but had my doubts about other parts.Defendants file a petition for rehearing, and Judge Graber is drawn to…
  • Feb 23

    People v. Nicolas (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2017)

    People v. Nicolas (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2017)
    Don't text and drive.It's good counsel.  For a plethora of reasons.  For one, you don't want to kill (or even harm) anyone as a result of your distracted driving.  Which definitely exists.Here's another reason:  Even if…
Rank this Week: 483

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury law. By The Law Offices of Stephen M. Fuerch.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2494

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

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

    California Court Allows False Advertising Lawsuit to Proceed

    California Court Allows False Advertising Lawsuit to Proceed
    Three plaintiffs filed a putative class action against a retail clothing company, alleging that it induced them to enter store locations with misleading advertisements of a storewide sale. The defendant sought summary judgment, partly on the…
  • Feb 15

    Federal Circuit Rules on What Constitutes Use of a Trademark in Commerce

    Federal Circuit Rules on What Constitutes Use of a Trademark in Commerce
    Trademark registration grants the exclusive right to the registrant to use a name, phrase, or logo in commerce. The Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq., governs this process and provides measures for the enforcement of trademark rights.…
  • Jan 31

    New Federal Law Prohibits Businesses from Penalizing Customers for Bad Online Review

    New Federal Law Prohibits Businesses from Penalizing Customers for Bad Online Review
    Most businesses must maintain an online presence these days in order to succeed. Even if a business does not provide any kind of online service, consumers are still likely to look for a website or social media profile. Many consumers will…
Rank this Week: 2185

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

Explores ways to integrate mediation into the litigation process. By Joseph Markowitz.

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Feb 28

    Opposing Actor

    Opposing Actor
    While lots of attention is being paid to this year's Oscars fiasco in which the presenters were handed the wrong envelope for the final award, I want to call attention to a little-noticed speech by Mark Rylance, who presented the (correct)…
  • Feb 24

    How litigation resolves conflict

    How litigation resolves conflict
    The other day, I was trying to explain to another attorney why I've grown to dislike the term "litigation," even though it's the most commonly-accepted way of describing most of my law practice. I don't have any objections to filing or…
  • Feb 15

    "Us" vs. "Them"

    "Us" vs. "Them"
    You want to know about us? The kind of people you can trust, that's us. Reputable people. About them, they are the ones who caused the problem, not us. The thing about us, is that we're right. We did nothing wrong. OK, maybe we made a few…
Rank this Week: 3971

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 28

    California Law Regarding Illegally Obtained Evidence

    California Law Regarding Illegally Obtained Evidence
    A POWERFUL TOOL IN THE DEFENSE TOOLBOX: THE MOTION TO SUPPRESS Here’s an interesting case that caught my eye: Narcotics officers in Colorado Springs observed a driver in his parked vehicle conducting what appeared to be a narcotics…
  • Feb 14

    What California Criminal Convictions Can Result In Deportation

    What California Criminal Convictions Can Result In Deportation
    DEPORTABLE CRIMES With immigration a big topic in the news, many are confused about who exactly can be deported from the United States. It goes without saying that someone who is in the US without going through the proper channels, i.e., no…
  • Feb 10

    Prop 47 and California’s Realignment for Non-Violent Offender

    Prop 47 and California’s Realignment for Non-Violent Offender
    CRIME RATES REMAIN STABLE THROUGH CALIFORNIA’S POLICY REFORM ERA In 2011 the Public Safety Realignment Bill became law in California. This legislation was designed to stem the “revolving door” of non-violent criminals in the…
Rank this Week: 1094

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 28

    Breathalyzer Technology In California

    Breathalyzer Technology In California
    A TOSTITOS BREATHALYZER? In strange DUI news, Tostitos, yeah, the corn chips, is marketing a limited-edition “Party Safe” version of its Tostitos chip bag that …. get this: serves as a breathalyzer. Well, not really a…
  • Feb 14

    What Effect Does Marijuana Have On A Person’s Driving Ability

    What Effect Does Marijuana Have On A Person’s Driving Ability
    IS A PERSON’S DRIVING ABILITY AFFECTED BY MARIJUANA? As the laws and law enforcement scramble to keep up with the rapidly changing laws on marijuana use, researchers are asking the question: How does marijuana affect driving ability?…
  • Feb 10

    YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE DRIVING A CAR TO BE ARRESTED FOR DUI

    YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE DRIVING A CAR TO BE ARRESTED FOR DUI
    So, you are out with your buddies at the golf course on a beautiful Southern California day–putting along in your golf cart, knocking in a few balls and beers – ah, this is the life. Maybe you are having too much fun because you…
Rank this Week: 4280

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

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

    Commission assessment of EU equivalence decisions in financial services policy

    Commission assessment of EU equivalence decisions in financial services policy
    The European Commission (Commission) has published a staff working document which provides an assessment of EU equivalence decisions in financial services policy. The staff working document: provides a factual overview of third-country…
  • Feb 28

    Amendments to EMIR Delegated Regulation on RTS on risk mitigation techniques for uncleared OTC derivative contract

    Amendments to EMIR Delegated Regulation on RTS on risk mitigation techniques for uncleared OTC derivative contract
    There has been published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJ), Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/323 of 20 January 2017. This Delegated Regulation makes certain corrections to Article 37 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2251…
  • Feb 28

    CPMI report on DLT in payment, clearing and settlement

    CPMI report on DLT in payment, clearing and settlement
    The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI) has published a report on distributed ledger technology (DLT) in payment, clearing and settlement. The report aims to provide an analytical framework for central banks and other…
Rank this Week: 1788

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

    Common Misconceptions about the Fiduciary Role

    Common Misconceptions about the Fiduciary Role
    There are a lot of terms associated with estate planning. While most are readily understood, one of the most commonly misunderstood terms it the fiduciary. Your fiduciary holds a responsibility under the law. Fiduciaries are required to put…
  • Oct 14

    Last Minute Retirement Tips Everyone Should Consider

    Last Minute Retirement Tips Everyone Should Consider
    Retirement is just around the corner and while you think you're ready, you might be surprised at how much you still have left to do. You'll need to be 62 before you can even consider Social Security benefits and over...
  • Jul 6

    Medi-Cal Estate Recovery is changing. Is it for the better?

    Medi-Cal Estate Recovery is changing. Is it for the better?
    On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that limits the state's seizure of assets from the estates of low-income residents ages 55 to 64. This is a good thing.  But note that while this is a...
Rank this Week: 2576

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    California Restroom Sign Law Effective March 1

    California Restroom Sign Law Effective March 1
    Starting March 1, 2017, all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation or government agency must be identified as “all-gender” toilet facilities. The law authorizes inspectors or…
  • Feb 27

    Next in CalChamber’s Lineup of Webinars: Criminal Background Check

    Next in CalChamber’s Lineup of Webinars: Criminal Background Check
    While it’s not a crime for California employers to conduct background checks, strict rules govern when and how employers can check an applicant’s criminal background. Join CalChamber’s employment law experts for an arresting…
  • Feb 24

    Federal Overtime Rules Still on Hold – Response from DOL due May 1

    Federal Overtime Rules Still on Hold – Response from DOL due May 1
    The Department of Labor (DOL) was granted an extension until May 1, 2017, to form its position and file its briefs regarding the legitimacy of the new federal overtime rules. The revised federal overtime rule was set to take effect on…
Rank this Week: 4956

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

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

    Spring Cleaning – Have You Reviewed Your Personnel Rules Lately?

    Spring Cleaning – Have You Reviewed Your Personnel Rules Lately?
    We are settling into 2017 and winter is fading away.  As springtime approaches and we clean out our closets and desks, it is also a good time to review your agency’s personnel rules and policies and give them a thorough …
  • Feb 23

    Political Discussions in the Workplace

    Political Discussions in the Workplace
    Even though the 2016 Presidential election is almost four months in the rear view mirror, controversy continues, with the news each day describing what looks like a three ring circus in Washington D.C.  Pundits have opined that our…
  • Feb 21

    Are You Ready for Upcoming Negotiations? – Know Your Contract Cost

    Are You Ready for Upcoming Negotiations? – Know Your Contract Cost
    It’s that time of the year when we begin to negotiate labor agreements set to end on June 30th.  Have you started your preparations for the negotiating process? One critical step in labor negotiations is costing your existing MOU.…
Rank this Week: 3908

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Feb 28

    New Client: South Peak Community Association

    New Client: South Peak Community Association
    We are proud to announce that South Peak Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. South Peak is a guard gated community that features some of the largest custom homes in…
  • Feb 15

    What Does Legalized Marijuana Mean for Your HOA?

    What Does Legalized Marijuana Mean for Your HOA?
    Adult possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes is now legal in California as a result of the passage of Proposition 64 (“Prop 64”) in 2016. Prop 64 is comprised of sixty-two (62) pages of detailed, complicated,…
  • Feb 14

    New Client: McKinley Village Community Association

    New Client: McKinley Village Community Association
    We are proud to announce that McKinley Village Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. McKinley Village by The New Home Company is a progressive urban village set in…
Rank this Week: 3256

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

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

    Marijuana Sobriety Tests Still Elusive

    Marijuana Sobriety Tests Still Elusive
    For decades, prosecutors have been securing convictions against drunk drivers using the same tried-and-true means of evidence gathering: Roadside sobriety tests. The officer has the driver stand on a single leg, walk a straight line, recite…
  • Feb 27

    White House Will Step Up Federal Marijuana Enforcement

    White House Will Step Up Federal Marijuana Enforcement
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has rattled the cannabis industry after saying he anticipates the Department of Justice to ramp up enforcement of federal statutes that outlaw recreational marijuana – even in states where it is…
  • Feb 26

    Report: Most Banks Still Reticent About Reefer

    Report: Most Banks Still Reticent About Reefer
    When your business is legal, but you can’t access a bank for everyday functions, you have no choice but to become an all-cash venture. There is perhaps no industry that knows this woe better than those in the business of marijuana. But…
Rank this Week: 346

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

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

    Competition for Nonbank Small-Dollar Lending?

    Competition for Nonbank Small-Dollar Lending?
    As long as nonbank small-dollar lending faces additional regulation and regulatory scrutiny, as we have previously discussed, the role of small-dollar loans made by traditional depository institutions should not be ignored. To date, bank and…
  • Feb 22

    The Enduring Role of the States and Cities in Small-Dollar Lending

    The Enduring Role of the States and Cities in Small-Dollar Lending
    As discussed in our previous post, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a regulation that would impose numerous requirements regarding small-dollar lending. Unquestionably, that rule would be significant because it…
  • Feb 15

    The CFPB and Small-Dollar Lending: Where Do We Go from Here?

    The CFPB and Small-Dollar Lending: Where Do We Go from Here?
    As political developments affecting the federal regulatory landscape continue, one key area that consumer financial services practitioners will want to monitor is the future of nonbank small-dollar lending regulation and enforcement. The…
Rank this Week: 1830

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: 2621

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 28

    Should Corporate Law Preserve The Honor Of Salmon Or Fairness To Meinhard?

    Should Corporate Law Preserve The Honor Of Salmon Or Fairness To Meinhard?
    Should corporate law be concerned with the sinner or the sinned against?  In the venerable case of Meinhard v. Salmon, 249 N.Y. 458, 464 (1928), Benjamin Cardozo penned these now famous lines: A trustee is held to something stricter…
  • Feb 27

    Why Some Delaware Corporations May Be Concerned With California’s Supermajority Vote Requirement

    Why Some Delaware Corporations May Be Concerned With California’s Supermajority Vote Requirement
    Section 710(b) of the California Corporations Code defines a “supermajority vote” as a requirement set forth in a corporation’s articles of incorporation (or certificate of determination) that specified actions be…
  • Feb 24

    Officers And The Business Judgment Rule

    Officers And The Business Judgment Rule
    Last weekend, I attended a symposium at the UCLA School of Law entitled “Can Delaware Be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware’s Dominance of Corporate Law”.  The event, organized by ever erudite Professor Stephen…
Rank this Week: 427

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Feb 27

    Top Defense Strategies in Criminal Elder Abuse Case

    Top Defense Strategies in Criminal Elder Abuse Case
    According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), as many as five million elders may suffer abuse in the United States every year. In most cases, family members are the abusers. Considering the statistics, families and caregivers often cast…
  • Feb 23

    Murder vs. Homicide: What’s the Difference?

    Murder vs. Homicide: What’s the Difference?
    All murders are homicides, but not all homicides are murders. Although people use the words interchangeably, homicide is actually a broader term that includes every purposeful act of killing including both murder and self-defense. The…
  • Feb 21

    Watch Out for “Can You Hear Me Now” Scam

    Watch Out for “Can You Hear Me Now” Scam
    A new scam is – allegedly – wreaking havoc across the United States. While still unproven according to Snopes, the scam represents a potential threat to some answers. Knowledge of telephone answering scams remains one of the best…
Rank this Week: 2078

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

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

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

    SF Mayor’s Office and NCCLF Announce Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative

    SF Mayor’s Office and NCCLF Announce Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative
    Stabilizing nonprofits in a changing real estate market The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative helps San Francisco’s nonprofits secure new, nonprofit-owned space and creates solutions for organizations seeking long-term leases. The…
  • Feb 26

    Form 1023-EZ Approvals Now Available to the Public

    Form 1023-EZ Approvals Now Available to the Public
    On February 22, 2017, the IRS announced that publicly available information from approved Form 1023-EZ tax-exemption applications is now available electronically for the first time. The data on IRS.gov is available in…
  • Feb 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/24/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/24/17
    This past week was marked by the Day of Remembrance (and the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 leading to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans) and the current administration’s announcement of its…
Rank this Week: 1256

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issue

    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issue
    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issues for E-Commerce Companies to Consider Recently we’ve had queries from multiple clients dealing with Amazon FBA state sales tax issues for eCommerce stores. Often, sellers have dabbled on retail platforms…
  • Jan 27

    Dental Office Lease-10 Mandatory Negotiation Point

    Dental Office Lease-10 Mandatory Negotiation Point
    1o  Mandatory Terms to Negotiate in your Dental Office Lease: Term: Generally speaking, you will want to negotiate a dental office lease term between 5-15 years (including options to renew). Options to Renew: In order to get an…
  • Jan 7

    DIY Online Legal Form Services vs. Hiring a Lawyer

    DIY Online Legal Form Services vs. Hiring a Lawyer
    Why DIY Online Legal Form Services Cannot Replace Hiring a Lawyer You have no doubt seen advertisements for DIY online legal form services. They promise the resources you need to draft a will, appoint a power of attorney, incorporate a…
Rank this Week: 1869

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 124

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Memo put out by DHS Secretary violates the constitution

    Memo put out by DHS Secretary violates the constitution
    Aligning the Department’s Privacy Policies with the Law. The Department will no longer afford Privacy Act rights and protections to persons who are neither U.S. citizens nor lawful permanent residents.  This is one area that is…
  • Feb 27

    Court Says Determining Whether Petitioner’s Evidence Meets Good Faith Marriage Standard Is Subject to De Novo Review

    Court Says Determining Whether Petitioner’s Evidence Meets Good Faith Marriage Standard Is Subject to De Novo Review
    The Fourth Circuit granted the petition for review and remanded, holding that while the BIA properly reviewed the IJ’s credibility determination and findings of fact for clear error only, it should have reviewed de novo the…
  • Feb 27

    DOJ rescinds Memorandum on Use of Private Prison

    DOJ rescinds Memorandum on Use of Private Prison
    On February 21, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) rescinding former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates’ August 18, 2016, memo entitled “Reducing Our Use of Private…
Rank this Week: 2935

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Feb 27

    Trump, Infrastructure and the Construction Industry

    Trump, Infrastructure and the Construction Industry
    It’s been a whirlwind few weeks since Donald Trump became President. Many believed (including myself) that he couldn’t win. I was wrong. Some also believed (again, including myself) that…
  • Feb 21

    Could You Be More Specific . . . About My Excess AI Coverage?

    Could You Be More Specific . . . About My Excess AI Coverage?
    Are you a general contractor who is pretty sure that you have additional insured coverage for some stuff under your sub-subcontractor’s excess policy? Advent, Inc. v.…
  • Feb 10

    When Construction Contracts Go Sideways in Bankruptcy

    When Construction Contracts Go Sideways in Bankruptcy
    The contractor on a project files a bankruptcy case. How should the property owner and subcontractors proceed? When a party to a contract files bankruptcy, the…
Rank this Week: 2643

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

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

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

    Supreme Court clears way for lumber company challenge to salmon protection

    Supreme Court clears way for lumber company challenge to salmon protection
    In Central Coast Forest Association v. Fish and Game Commission, the Supreme Court today holds that a lumber company can proceed with its challenge to the Fish and Game Commission’s decision to not remove coho salmon south of San…
  • Feb 27

    Death sentence affirmed for prison murder

    Death sentence affirmed for prison murder
    The Supreme Court today affirms the death penalty judgment in People v. Delgado for the 1998 and 1999 murders by the defendant of two fellow inmates at Corcoran State Prison.  The court’s unanimous opinion by Justice Carol…
  • Feb 24

    Endangered species, death penalty opinions filing Monday

    Endangered species, death penalty opinions filing Monday
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinions in Central Coast Forest Association v. California Fish and Game Commission and People v. Delgado, which were both argued on the December calendar. The Central Coast case has…
Rank this Week: 355

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

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

    Little League and Child Custody Issues in California

    Little League and Child Custody Issues in California
    California courts look at a number of factors when faced with child custody questions related to one parent’s decision to move. As the state’s First District Court of Appeals recently explained, one of those factors is the…
  • Feb 15

    Know What You’re Getting Into Before Signing a Marital Settlement Agreement in California

    Know What You’re Getting Into Before Signing a Marital Settlement Agreement in California
    Marital settlement agreements can be useful in many divorce cases because they allow divorcing spouses to decide for themselves how some or all of the issues will be resolved, instead of leaving them for a judge. As a recent case out of…
  • Jan 31

    California Court: Retired Ex-Wife Can Get Spousal Support

    California Court: Retired Ex-Wife Can Get Spousal Support
    There are a number of factors that go into a court’s decision about whether to order one divorcing spouse to pay the other spousal support. One of them is the receiving spouse’s age. The other is his or her ability to work. So…
Rank this Week: 1606

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 882

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

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

    Danger from below

    Danger from below
    The other day as I was surfing the television channels, I happened upon one show that featured a whole lot of quicksand.  For those not in the know, quicksand is that stuff which, if stepped in or on sucks the hapless victims below…
  • Feb 20

    Some people's kid

    Some people's kid
    First, a limerick:There once was a couple who owed rent.They were so much in debt they were bent;Their folks they did get,To lend every cent,And now they all live in a tent.The other day, I was visited by a older couple. Seems couple's son…
  • Feb 13

    Crazy Love

    Crazy Love
    "Love" (or what people think is love) will make some people do some pretty stupid things.  This being the month of "love," I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring and tell a tale of woe and stupidity.Seems an older Lad was madly in love…
Rank this Week: 289

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

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

    Temecula Broadside Crash Leaves One Dead Two Injured

    Temecula Broadside Crash Leaves One Dead Two Injured
    A car accident in Temecula left one person dead and two others injured the evening of February 23, 2017. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Leena and Montelegro ways. Police…
  • Feb 21

    Man Suffers Head Injury in Newport Beach Bicycle Accident

    Man Suffers Head Injury in Newport Beach Bicycle Accident
    A man sustained a head injury in a Newport Beach bicycle accident after an SUV struck him near a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the night of February 20, 2017 on…
  • Feb 16

    Woman Killed in Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Killed in Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident
    A 46-year-old woman was killed in a Huntington Beach pedestrian accident after a car struck her. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and…
Rank this Week: 104

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Feb 27

    Where Should You Incorporate?

    Where Should You Incorporate?
    Launching a new business presents an exciting opportunity that includes making important decisions with far-reaching consequences. Not the least of these is deciding where to incorporate your business. Some states are widely considered more…
  • Oct 6

    10Fold to Host Media Sharktank Charitable Event

    10Fold to Host Media Sharktank Charitable Event
    10Fold, a San Francisco integrated marketing and public relations agency and friend of Kalia Law, P.C., is hosting its 6th annual Media Sharktank event on October 13, 2016. The event will allow startups, entrepreneurs, and others to pitch…
  • Sep 6

    How Zika May Affect Small Business Owner

    How Zika May Affect Small Business Owner
    If you live and work in California, the threat of the Zika virus may seem remote. However, more and more cases are being diagnosed across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these…
Rank this Week: 1686

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 27

    Tips for Doing Pro Bono Work from Someone in the Trenche

    Tips for Doing Pro Bono Work from Someone in the Trenche
    The following is a guest blog post by Richard M. Wilner, a founding shareholder and chair of the  Employment-based Immigration Practice Group of Wilner & O’Reilly in Orange County. Together with his partner Kelly S.…
  • Feb 24

    A Conflicts Check Can Save You

    A Conflicts Check Can Save You
    A global law firm recently embarrassed itself by not doing a simple conflicts check. As Joe Patrice in his blog post for Above the Law explains, Dentons’ attorneys shot off a letter demanding a retraction from CNN for a story on…
  • Feb 22

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party
    As a graduation present, your client purchases her son a home. Although the plan was for the son to live there alone, the client and her son take title as joint tenants. Years later, your client remarries and asks you to convey her interest…
Rank this Week: 2138

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Feb 27

    Tips for Doing Pro Bono Work from Someone in the Trenche

    Tips for Doing Pro Bono Work from Someone in the Trenche
    The following is a guest blog post by Richard M. Wilner, a founding shareholder and chair of the  Employment-based Immigration Practice Group of Wilner & O’Reilly in Orange County. Together with his partner Kelly S.…
  • Feb 24

    A Conflicts Check Can Save You

    A Conflicts Check Can Save You
    A global law firm recently embarrassed itself by not doing a simple conflicts check. As Joe Patrice in his blog post for Above the Law explains, Dentons’ attorneys shot off a letter demanding a retraction from CNN for a story on…
  • Feb 22

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party
    As a graduation present, your client purchases her son a home. Although the plan was for the son to live there alone, the client and her son take title as joint tenants. Years later, your client remarries and asks you to convey her interest…
Rank this Week: 2864

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

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

    Put A Lid On The Basket Of Deplorable Supporter

    Put A Lid On The Basket Of Deplorable Supporter
    Depending on the poll, there are between 38-42% of the American people who still approve of the vulgar talking yam.  This is roughly the same percentage of Americans who don't believe in evolution, by the way.  These…
  • Feb 22

    Baseball Is The Perfect Game

    Baseball Is The Perfect Game
    My heart skips a beat every time I enter a ballpark and see the perfect symmetry of the infield diamond enveloped by the wide swath of green outfield grass.  I love the meandering pace of the game, the sport's connection to its own…
  • Feb 21

    Resist Trump -- Play Ball!

    Resist Trump -- Play Ball!
    As the talking orange turd that lurks in the White House seeks to delegitimize truth, justice and the American Way, it is critical that we #resist by protesting, mobilizing and organizing.  We must insist on truth and push…
Rank this Week: 152

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Feb 27

    NY DFS Cybersecurity Regulations Take Effect March 1, 2017

    NY DFS Cybersecurity Regulations Take Effect March 1, 2017
    We previously reported on the New York Department of Financial Services’ proposed cybersecurity regulations. During the public comment period, the DFS received over 150 comments. In response, the DFS announced on December 28, 2016, that…
  • Feb 17

    Washington Weighs In On The Scope Of Insurance Regulators’ Authority

    Washington Weighs In On The Scope Of Insurance Regulators’ Authority
    In January, we reported that California’s Supreme Court had embraced a problematic approach to the state’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act—one that allows the Commissioner of Insurance to create new statutory torts by…
  • Feb 10

    Third Circuit Affirms Rescission of $25 Million Contaminated Products Policy

    Third Circuit Affirms Rescission of $25 Million Contaminated Products Policy
    In H.J. Heinz Co. v. Starr Surplus Lines Ins. Co., No. 16-1447 (3d Cir. Jan. 11, 2017), the Third Circuit affirmed a District Court’s order allowing insurer Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company (“Starr”) to rescind a $25…
Rank this Week: 1935

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Three Steps for Effective Communication and Dealing with Sensitive Issue

    Three Steps for Effective Communication and Dealing with Sensitive Issue
    Many lawsuits involve very personal, sensitive issues. They can include family law disputes, claims of discrimination and harassment in the workplace as well as personal injury claims. In many instances, an attorney needs to not only to be…
  • Feb 24

    How Well Do You Take Criticism?

    How Well Do You Take Criticism?
    We all need to learn from our mistakes, but we may be making mistakes without realizing it. Accepting and using criticism to improve ourselves is an art. It may be the difference between being stuck in a rut or being able to perform better…
  • Feb 23

    You Only Have a Few Moments to Make a Lasting, First Impression

    You Only Have a Few Moments to Make a Lasting, First Impression
    First impressions are lasting impressions. Trying to correct a bad first impression can be done, but it may take time and effort. Whether you’re meeting a prospective client, another attorney or the opposing party during a mediation,…
Rank this Week: 4445

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

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

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Feb 27

    Half a century later, Redwood City intersection to get crosswalk

    Half a century later, Redwood City intersection to get crosswalk
    Half a century ago, Caltrans plowed through Redwood City to build Woodside Road... Woodside Road was built according to the era’s abysmal design highway standards, creating a barrier between the eastern and western neighborhoods of…
  • Feb 22

    Trump, CA House Republicans jeopardize Caltrain electrification

    Trump, CA House Republicans jeopardize Caltrain electrification
    On the eve of construction, the Trump Administration has dealt a crippling blow to the Caltrain Electrification project, the Bay Area’s most critical transportation investment. The post Trump, CA House Republicans jeopardize Caltrain…
  • Feb 13

    Despite its flaws, Telegraph Avenue redesign is working

    Despite its flaws, Telegraph Avenue redesign is working
    The City of Oakland released a progress report for the Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets Project to assess the project’s performance over its first six months. The post Despite its flaws, Telegraph Avenue redesign is working appeared…
Rank this Week: 3217