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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/
  • Jul 24

    Law Firm Memo on Trounson Investigation

    Law Firm Memo on Trounson Investigation
    Here is the memo provided by Remcho, Johansen & Purcellconcerning its limited investigation of Alan Trounson and his contact during May and June with StemCells, Inc. It contains additional details and the names of persons…
  • Jul 24

    Limited Trounson Investigation Shows No Evidence of Illegal Conflict

    Limited Trounson Investigation Shows No Evidence of Illegal Conflict
    The California stem cell agency said today that its "severely" limited investigation found no evidence that its former president, Alan Trounson, attempted to influence action on behalf of StemCells, Inc., during June of this year.Randy Mills,…
  • Jul 24

    California Stem Cell Agency Directors Conclude Meeting

    California Stem Cell Agency Directors Conclude Meeting
    Directors of the California stem cell agency adjourned their meeting today at 12:09 p.m. PDT. A story on the discussion of the Trounson Affair will be carried shortly.
Rank this Week: 1460

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/
  • Jul 24

    Could Increasing the Minimum Wage be Good for Small Businesses?

    Could Increasing the Minimum Wage be Good for Small Businesses?
    Conventional wisdom provides that increases to the minimum wage are bad for small business. After all, income that business owners have to spend on labor costs increases what it costs when starting new businesses and uses money that could be…
  • Jul 17

    Bank Loans Are Becoming Easier To Come By For Small Businesse

    Bank Loans Are Becoming Easier To Come By For Small Businesse
    Starting a new business requires help from a lot of sources. You need excellent employees, the advice of an experienced and licensed Sacramento small business attorney, and investors. Throughout the down economy, that third requirement was…
  • Jul 14

    California Small Businesses Get Extra Time to Comply with the Affordable Care Act

    California Small Businesses Get Extra Time to Comply with the Affordable Care Act
    Some small businesses in California are getting an extra year to comply with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, which is also colloquially known as "Obamacare." Radio Station 89.3 KPCC is reporting that a bill signed by Governor…
Rank this Week: 3238

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Spouse Seeking Legal Separation Should Pay Close Attention to Filing Date

    Spouse Seeking Legal Separation Should Pay Close Attention to Filing Date
    The California Family Code applies to parties seeking a divorce or legal separation, among other things. For quite some time now, California has been a "no-fault" state, permitting one spouse or the other to seek a divorce or separation…
  • Jul 22

    Division of Community Property in Divorce Includes Assets and Debt

    Division of Community Property in Divorce Includes Assets and Debt
    Often when people think about the division of marital property in divorce, they consider mainly the couple's accumulated assets, such as the family home, bank accounts, investments and other property. But because California is a "community…
  • Jul 17

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Question as to Unborn Child's Fate

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Question as to Unborn Child's Fate
    The most simple divorce case is not easy. Without question, there are difficult emotional and financial aspects to any dissolution of marriage. But certain cases are simply more complicated and unconventional than others, requiring the…
Rank this Week: 3806

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 1090

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1567

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Jul 24

    Frequently asked question: Can Legislative Intent Service, Inc. locate California Legislative Counsel Opinions?

    Frequently asked question: Can Legislative Intent Service, Inc. locate California Legislative Counsel Opinions?
    FAQ: Can Legislative Intent Service, Inc. locate California Legislative Counsel Opinions? Answer: Yes, when the Opinion is part of the legislative history of a proposed, failed or chaptered bill. Our expertise at Legislative Intent Service,…
  • Jul 10

    Retroactive v. Prospective Application of New Law

    Retroactive v. Prospective Application of New Law
    Our California clients ask us about retroactive application of enactments or amendments in bills that affect their statutes of interest and which could adversely affect their claims or litigation strategy.  We understand their concerns…
  • Jul 10

    New California Laws Effective July 1, 2014

    New California Laws Effective July 1, 2014
    A number of new laws became effective on July 1st.  For the most part, when a bill is enacted into law in California, its effective date is governed by Government Code § 9600, which sets forth when an enactment takes effect. …
Rank this Week: 1968

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Jul 24

    Lawyers. We’re a Sad Bunch

    Lawyers. We’re a Sad Bunch
    A few (literally) depressing facts about lawyers: Lawyers rank 4th among professions in the rate of suicide. Number one? Dentists. Go figure. Lawyers are 3.6 times as…
  • Jul 21

    Just Because You’re in Line Doesn’t Mean You’re Gonna Get a Piece of that Proverbial Pie

    Just Because You’re in Line Doesn’t Mean You’re Gonna Get a Piece of that Proverbial Pie
    This past week two of my colleagues – Bruce Scheidt, our firm’s Managing Shareholder, and Bruce Emard – wrote about a new case involving lien priorities…
  • Jul 17

    CSLB Gets Tough on Phony Qualifier

    CSLB Gets Tough on Phony Qualifier
    Last year the California Contractors State License Board (“CSLB”) warned licensees of the “perils” of renting a qualifier. Renting a qualifier means that you pay an individual…
Rank this Week: 1823

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Man Arrested for Lewd Act with 16-year-old Girl

    Man Arrested for Lewd Act with 16-year-old Girl
    A man was arrested after San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff found him performing a sexual act on a minor. 40-year-old Adelanto School District substitute teacher, Rakshannah Ranney was arrested yesterday and charged with Penal Code Section…
  • Jul 24

    Jurors Deliberating in Santa Ana Brawl Case

    Jurors Deliberating in Santa Ana Brawl Case
    The jurors began deliberating Wednesday following the trial of two women accused of kicking Kim Pham, 23, in the head outside The Crosby in Santa Ana. Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala are both charged with second-degree murder in the fatal…
  • Jul 23

    Chino Hills Man Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter in Pomona

    Chino Hills Man Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter in Pomona
    Rick Krujin Lee, 25, of Chino Hills was arrested after striking a bicyclist in Pomona. Police arrested Lee for vehicular manslaughter and DUI causing death and he is currently being held on $100,000 bail. According to law enforcement, Lee…
Rank this Week: 4227

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Jul 24

    VICTORY: Defense Verdict in a Trust Litigation Matter!

    VICTORY: Defense Verdict in a Trust Litigation Matter!
    Hart King partner, Andrew C. Kienle, recently prevailed in a seven-day bench trial in a real estate disclosure litigation matter in Orange County Superior Court. He represented the sellers of a multi-million dollar custom home who were being…
  • Jul 15

    If You’re Not a Redskins Fan, Why Should You Care What They Call the Team?

    If You’re Not a Redskins Fan, Why Should You Care What They Call the Team?
    If you’ve been living in a cave the last few months, then you probably haven’t heard about the cancellation of the Washington Redskins federal trademark registrations for the word REDSKINS based on the decision that the term is…
  • Jul 15

    What the Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision Means to You

    What the Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision Means to You
    Last month, the United States Supreme Court (sometimes referred to as “SCOTUS”) released a record nine decisions involving intellectual property and, while most of those opinions involved esoteric issues of patent law, one of the…
Rank this Week: 2194

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jul 24

    Prisoner

    Prisoner
    In the first episode of the second season of Orange is the New Black, the series presents a variation on the prisoner's dilemma problem that is often discussed in mediation programs and texts. Piper and her former girlfriend Alex both have to…
  • Jul 19

    War and peace

    War and peace
    Conflicts that have recently erupted into violence in Gaza and in Ukraine raise the question of how to end the killing and lead the parties back to a less destructive process. President Obama yesterday, in his press…
  • Jul 14

    Dawn of the Planet of the Ape

    Dawn of the Planet of the Ape
    Surprisingly, the second in the new series of Planet of the Apes movies (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) presents a pretty good illustration of the forces that drive groups into violent conflict, or provide opportunities for diplomacy. As the…
Rank this Week: 3916

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Glotzer & Sweat, LLP.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    CA Prop 46 Takes Aim At Medical Malpractice Cap

    CA Prop 46 Takes Aim At Medical Malpractice Cap
    This November, California voters will get to decide whether or not the caps on damages in medical malpractice cases should be raised for the first time since they were enacted in 1975.   Along with this lift on damages, will be further…
  • Jun 16

    Former “That 70′s Show” Star’s Overdose at CA Rehab Spawns Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Former “That 70′s Show” Star’s Overdose at CA Rehab Spawns Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    The Hollywood Reporter reports today that the death of Lisa Robin Kelly at a drug rehabilitation facility in California (“Pax House”) has spawned a wrongful death lawsuit by her former husband, Robert Gilliam.…
  • Jun 3

    Dodger Stadium Negligent Security Trial Begins in Los Angele

    Dodger Stadium Negligent Security Trial Begins in Los Angele
    The trial of Brian Stow vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers began last week in L.A.   Almost three years ago, Mr. Stow was severely beaten in the parking lot after a game between the Dodgers and the Giants.  Two assailants, Marvin Norwood…
Rank this Week: 1870

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/
  • Jul 24

    People v. Boyce (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 24, 2014)

    People v. Boyce (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 24, 2014)
    I don't think I need to tell you what sentence the jury returned for this offense:"Shayne York and his fiancée, Jennifer Parish, were both Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs. On August 14, 1997, they were planning a trip to Las Vegas…
  • Jul 23

    Los Angeles USD v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 23, 2014)

    Los Angeles USD v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 23, 2014)
    "The Los Angeles Unified School District (the District or LAUSD) has developed a statistical model designed to measure a teacher’s effect on his or her students’ performance in the California Standards Tests (CST). This model…
  • Jul 23

    Wood v. Ryan (9th Cir. - July 23, 2014)

    Wood v. Ryan (9th Cir. - July 23, 2014)
    Joseph Wood certainly has had a busy week.He killed his ex-girlfriend and her father in 1989, and was sentenced to death.  The usual appeals and habeas petitions followed.  Finally, in 2012, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the denial of…
Rank this Week: 2548

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Jury Awards $18 Million to San Francisco Giants Fan after Beating

    Jury Awards $18 Million to San Francisco Giants Fan after Beating
    A San Francisco man who was brutally beaten outside the Dodgers stadium was awarded almost $18 million in damages. The attack occurred on opening day in 2011. Bryan Stow, who was a Giants fan from Santa Cruz and the father of two young…
  • Jul 21

    San Francisco Cashier Reaches Settlement with Walgreen’s after Improper Termination

    San Francisco Cashier Reaches Settlement with Walgreen’s after Improper Termination
    A diabetic San Francisco woman who worked at Walgreen’s was fired after she ate a bag of chips without paying for them. She claims she ate the chips to stop a low blood sugar attack. The woman sued Walgreen’s for disability…
  • Jul 17

    California Chicken Company Facing Federal Investigation Related to Tainted Food

    California Chicken Company Facing Federal Investigation Related to Tainted Food
    Two members of Congress are pushing agriculture regulators to close Foster Farms poultry plants until a salmonella outbreak has been contained. Foster Farms, which is a California based chicken poultry company, has been under fire from the…
Rank this Week: 1999

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 24

    Recently Divorced and Re-entering the Workforce?

    Recently Divorced and Re-entering the Workforce?
    Many married couples function around one spouse committed to a full time job, while the other stays at home and manages the house and family. After a divorce; however, the two ex-spouses may be put into a position where they both need to be…
  • Jul 23

    Divorced and Still Living Together?

    Divorced and Still Living Together?
    Divorce can be an overwhelming, stressful, and let's face it—sometimes brutal—process. But what happens when your marriage does not end on good terms, and yet you are still forced to cohabitate with your ex-spouse? With the…
  • Jul 22

    The Advantages of Avoiding the Courtroom during Divorce

    The Advantages of Avoiding the Courtroom during Divorce
    Divorce can be one of the most emotionally charged legal processes, which is why it is not uncommon for spouses to find themselves in the courtroom when they are ending their marriage. However, if you could avoid the time, stress, and money…
Rank this Week: 455

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 24

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant
    On July 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not required to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding potential endangered species…
  • Jul 22

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has released its final recovery plan for Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, and Central Valley steelhead.  The website for the recovery plan…
  • Jul 22

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Credit Program for At-Risk Specie

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Credit Program for At-Risk Specie
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced a proposed policy establishing credits for voluntary prelisting conservation actions for imperiled species. The policy is intended to establish an additional measure for…
Rank this Week: 876

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: 1843

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Cover California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Bill to Protect Military Men in Custody Case

    Bill to Protect Military Men in Custody Case
    Michigan legislation would protect military members in child custody cases while serving overseas. The bill proposed Wednesday responds to a Lenawee County judge's decision to order a sailor to come to court despite him being aboard a U.S.…
  • Jul 23

    International Custody Battle moves to Cypru

    International Custody Battle moves to Cypru
    Because a pile of legal bills and her own government were doing little to help bring back her two young children, Marla Theocharides quit her job in South Bend and moved halfway around the world to be with them more than a year ago. Marla's…
  • Jul 21

    Child Custody Drama for Clay Aiken

    Child Custody Drama for Clay Aiken
    American Idol Runner Up, Clay Aiken, who is also a North Carolina congressional candidate has been involved in a custody battle over his son. According to Radar Online, a source says Aiken and the mother of his child, Jaymes Foster, are at…
Rank this Week: 70

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers,…

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Blog

Covers safety and personal injury news.

http://harrispersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    The Dangers of Distracted Driving in Southern California

    The Dangers of Distracted Driving in Southern California
    The Dangers of Distracted Driving in Southern California It’s no secret that distracted driving has become a dangerous epidemic in California and across the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…
  • Jul 24

    Rollover crash in Lompoc

    Rollover crash in Lompoc
    Rollover crash in Lompoc On Sunday morning, a one-car crash just east of Lompoc sent at least one person to the hospital. The rollover wreck occurred sometime around 11:00 a.m. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the wreck happened…
  • Jul 24

    Three Pedestrians Struck in Carlsbad

    Three Pedestrians Struck in Carlsbad
    Three Pedestrians Struck in Carlsbad Last week, three pedestrians were struck by a car on the Old Coast Highway in central Carlsbad. The incident happened late at night, just before 12:45 a.m. First responders from Carlsbad and Oceanside were…
Rank this Week: 4120

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Jul 24

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?
    Who sets the Agenda for meetings in your HOA? Membership meetings? Board Meetings? Committee Meetings? Do you know? Do you care? You will if there is something you as a director want to on the Agenda and you run up against a roadblock. Why…
  • Jul 23

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem
    I did 6 telephone consultations with owners the past 3 days. They all paid my fee, and felt better after talking with me. 3 were able to resolve their issues with their associations/managers -once they understood their options and the…
  • Jul 23

    I’m Baaaaaaaaccccccccccccckkkkkkkkk! Thanks.

    I’m Baaaaaaaaccccccccccccckkkkkkkkk! Thanks.
    I know its been a long time since I posted. I was on a 5 week National Parks road trip with my two kids, two “in-law” spouses and 5 grandchildren – 2 vans – 5 weeks, over 5000 miles.  Yellowstone, Grand Tetons,…
Rank this Week: 2468

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    More Chinese Citizens Calling Southern California Home

    More Chinese Citizens Calling Southern California Home
    The growing wealth of China and its citizens is resulting in more demand for residential properties in Southern California, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times which cites a report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).…
  • Jul 17

    Whole Foods in Hot Water Due to Violations of False Advertising and Unfair Competition Law

    Whole Foods in Hot Water Due to Violations of False Advertising and Unfair Competition Law
    One explanation why the supermarket chain nicknamed “Whole Paycheck” has such high prices is illegal practices. Whole Foods will pay about $800,000 in penalties and fees after an investigation found the grocery retailer was…
  • Jul 10

    When it Comes to Advertising, Truth May be in the Eye of the Beholder

    When it Comes to Advertising, Truth May be in the Eye of the Beholder
    Though there are laws against false advertising, businesses still have a fair amount of leeway in how to describe their products (short of being false and deceptive). Food labelling is a good example. What would you think of a product…
Rank this Week: 1883

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: 2987

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

Features business updates with a focus on California law. By Top Floor Legal, PC.

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    Peer-to-Peer Business Lending

    Peer-to-Peer Business Lending
    Many small businesses feel that access to credit is still tight. But even in the best of times, we now know that every entrepreneur needs a couple of financing choices under his or her belt. Peer-to-peer lending may be an option especially…
  • Jul 22

    Disruptive Advertising Names Name

    Disruptive Advertising Names Name
    There is nothing actually wrong with naming the competition in advertising. Roughly speaking, the legal standard under the Federal Trade Commission Act is that true statements that can be substantiated, and are neither expressly nor…
  • Jul 17

    Student Loan Debt Hurts Small Business, Too

    Student Loan Debt Hurts Small Business, Too
    The numbers for student loan debt are truly staggering. Approximately 37 million Americans carry $1 trillion in educational debt according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The under 30 set is the most heavily burdened, but the 30…
Rank this Week: 2203

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage modification and short sales. By Nick Gebelt.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Jul 24

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy
    A very recent Eleventh Circuit decision, Crawford v. LVNV Funding, LLC, No. 13-12389 (11th Cir., July 10, 2014), highlights an interesting split among the circuits, which makes things ripe for an appeal to the Supremes. First let’s get…
  • Jul 23

    Comment On Liz Weston’s Column: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Is An Option

    Comment On Liz Weston’s Column: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Is An Option
    Last Sunday, July 20, 2014, Liz Weston of the L.A. Times gave an interesting answer to a question posed by a reader of the newspaper’s Money Talk feature.  Today’s post adds to Liz’s advice. The reader had accumulated…
  • Jul 22

    Tolling A Statute Of Limitations In Bankruptcy

    Tolling A Statute Of Limitations In Bankruptcy
    I recently had an email exchange regarding statute of limitations tolling in bankruptcy, with a friend who is a fellow bankruptcy attorney.  My friend posed a couple of questions based on an interesting fact pattern.  Herewith I…
Rank this Week: 3859

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 367

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/
  • Jul 24

    Projections 2014-2016: Legislative Changes in Marijuana Law

    Projections 2014-2016: Legislative Changes in Marijuana Law
    Recreational marijuana use is legal in both Colorado and Washington, and now 23 states have passed legislation for some form of medical use. Despite the rapid changes taking place state-by-state, there is still no clear path on how marijuana…
  • Jul 22

    Medical Marijuana Researcher Loses University Position Over PTSD Trial

    Medical Marijuana Researcher Loses University Position Over PTSD Trial
    Medical marijuana research is complicated by federal law, the FDA, as well as varying opinions in the public and private sector. According to recent reports, a University of Arizona researcher lost her job over a study involving the impact of…
  • Jul 20

    L.A. Marijuana Farmers' Market Forced to Shut Down

    L.A. Marijuana Farmers' Market Forced to Shut Down
    The L.A. marijuana farmers market, which only opened over the 4th of July weekend, had a short existence and was ordered to shut down by a Superior Court Judge after a city attorney filed an injunction. The farmers' market is being forced to…
Rank this Week: 726

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Proper Estate Planning Can Ease Everyone’s Mind

    Proper Estate Planning Can Ease Everyone’s Mind
    While death is just as inevitable as taxes, dying without being properly prepared is not. Proper estate planning, one that delves into as many contingencies as possible, can provide great comfort to not only the person reaching the end of the…
  • Jul 17

    Planning For Death, Like Estate Planning, Is A Last Gift To Loved One

    Planning For Death, Like Estate Planning, Is A Last Gift To Loved One
    Proper estate planning is like a gift people give to their loved ones and possibly to organizations they wish to include in the disbursement of their holdings. Another gift, one that is much more emotionally charged but equally important, is…
  • Jul 10

    Celebrity Estate Planning Foul-Ups Provide Lessons To Learn From

    Celebrity Estate Planning Foul-Ups Provide Lessons To Learn From
    An article in Forbes magazine a while back points out that there are lessons to be learned in estate planning from some celebrities. For the most part that lesson is: Don’t do what these people did. “Like many Americans, you may…
Rank this Week: 861

California Injury Attorney Blog

California Injury Attorney Blog

Covers California car accident, malpractice and products liability law. By Hersh & Hersh.

http://www.californiainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Apple Workers Claim Wage and Hour Violation

    Apple Workers Claim Wage and Hour Violation
    The San Francisco Bay Area is the home of great technology innovation and often the public assumes because this sector is healthy and vibrant, tech workers are as well. But not so fast. Workers at Apple are claiming in another class action…
  • May 15

    Traumatic Brain Injury: How does it happen? How do you know if it has happened to you?

    Traumatic Brain Injury: How does it happen? How do you know if it has happened to you?
    Often called concussion, post concussion syndrome or mild traumatic brain injury, these injuries can happen to anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision, particularly if you are struck from the rear. If your head and neck flex and extend…
  • Feb 28

    Smartphone Maps and Driving -- Headed Up to a Higher Court?

    Smartphone Maps and Driving -- Headed Up to a Higher Court?
    California drivers know that our laws prohibit the handheld use of a cell phone while driving. We are not permitted to either text and drive or talk and drive holding our phones. But one man who was cited for checking a map while in the…
Rank this Week: 4094

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Common Questions About Executors and Their Dutie

    Common Questions About Executors and Their Dutie
    Question 1: What does an executor have to do? Anyone appointed to the position of an executor has to perform a number of tasks as required under the probate code. The executor is responsible for settling a deceased person’s estate,…
  • Jul 23

    Baby Boomers Refusing to Confront Realities of Elder Care

    Baby Boomers Refusing to Confront Realities of Elder Care
    A new poll from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that millions of baby boomers are woefully unprepared for the realities that await them in old age. The poll shows that about 30% of boomers prefer not to think about…
  • Jul 22

    What Is the Difference Between Medicare and Medi-Cal?

    What Is the Difference Between Medicare and Medi-Cal?
    Medicare and Medi-Cal are two government programs that have similar sounding names. In this post we will look at the differences between these two programs, and we will highlight the elder law implications. Medicare Medicare is a health…
Rank this Week: 1907

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Tinder Co-Founder Suspended, Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed

    Tinder Co-Founder Suspended, Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed
    Silicon Valley employment lawsuits are making headlines, including those involving sexual harassment claims against a Yahoo executive, age discrimination claims throughout the high-tech industries, and now a sexual harassment claim has been…
  • Jul 22

    CA Employment Protections Extend to Undocumented and Illegal Worker

    CA Employment Protections Extend to Undocumented and Illegal Worker
    A recent California Supreme Court decision is being both lauded and criticized for extending rights to undocumented workers. The recent decision gives legal protection to immigrant workers who have suffered from illegal discrimination or pay…
  • Jul 20

    EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guideline

    EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guideline
    Pregnancy discrimination continues to pose a threat to women working or those looking to enter the workforce. For the first time in 30 years, the EEOC has updated its pregnancy discrimination guidelines to clarify the law for employers. The…
Rank this Week: 1872

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • Jul 24

    Work Comp Isn't Magical

    Work Comp Isn't Magical
    "Enchantment" means of or having a magical influence or characteristic, but New Mexico isn't sure work comp the value and relevancy of workers' compensation is so enchanting - at least not the state's agricultural industry.New Mexico farmers…
  • Jul 23

    So Long Norman

    So Long Norman
    It was announced yesterday that the head ombudsman for Texas injured workers, Norman Darwin, is going to retire this year, at the end of August.While Darwin is certainly entitled to retire - after all he is 76 years old and has been in the…
  • Jul 22

    Forms Imperative: Reduce Clutter

    Forms Imperative: Reduce Clutter
    The California Division of Workers' Compensation is finally getting around to moving forward with revising various notices that go to injured workers.This is a project started long ago, following a 2010 report from the Commission on Health,…
Rank this Week: 3829

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Jul 24

    Can I Be Arrested for Theft by A Credit or Debit Card in California?

    Can I Be Arrested for Theft by A Credit or Debit Card in California?
    In today’s electronic age most people do the bulk of their financial transactions online and with bank cards. Few people use cash anymore to make purchases or pay bills. As a result, theft offenses involving credit cards and debit cards…
  • Jul 22

    Should I Take My Criminal Case to Jury Trial in California?

    Should I Take My Criminal Case to Jury Trial in California?
    As a defendant in a criminal prosecution in California you have a number of rights guaranteed to you by the United States Constitution as well as the California State Constitution. Among those rights is the right to a trial by a jury of your…
  • Jul 16

    Can My Probation Be Reinstated after a Technical Violation in California?

    Can My Probation Be Reinstated after a Technical Violation in California?
    If you were convicted of a criminal offense in California and were sentenced to probation in addition to, or in lieu of, a term of incarceration it is crucial that you take the terms of your probation seriously. We often have clients ask…
Rank this Week: 2914

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/
  • Jul 24

    In This Case, Placement Agent Status Was Better Than Underwriter Statu

    In This Case, Placement Agent Status Was Better Than Underwriter Statu
    As a general matter, California Corporations Code Section 25401 declares it unlawful to make an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of…
  • Jul 23

    Facebook/Oculus VR Acquisition Raises Pseudo-Foreign Corporation Question

    Facebook/Oculus VR Acquisition Raises Pseudo-Foreign Corporation Question
    Yesterday, The Guardian reported that Facebook had acquired Oculus VR using a combination of cash and stock.  Facebook avoided SEC registration by availing itself of a fairness hearing before the Department of Business Oversight.…
  • Jul 22

    California Dividend Statutes Found To Preempt Common Law Claim

    California Dividend Statutes Found To Preempt Common Law Claim
    Chapter 5 of the California Corporations Code imposes specific limitations on “distributions to shareholders”, a term defined in Corporations Code section 166.  Directors who approve the making of any distribution to…
Rank this Week: 611

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/
  • Jul 24

    The Potomac Boat Club.

    The Potomac Boat Club.
    I'm in Washington, D.C. this week. I usually stay on the other side of the Potomac River in downtown Washington. But this week my hotel is in a part of Arlington, Virginia called Rosslyn, a small unincorporated area which is...
  • Jul 21

    The Post Pub, 1422 L Street NW, Friday, 5:00 pm, July 25, 2014.

    The Post Pub, 1422 L Street NW, Friday, 5:00 pm, July 25, 2014.
    Most of this week, and early next, I'll be in Washington, D.C. I should be finishing work early this Friday (the 25th). If anyone wants to meet up, meet me for the first time or just meet some new people,...
  • Jul 19

    Anton Chekov on Storytelling.

    Anton Chekov on Storytelling.
    Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. --Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Chekov in Melikhovo, Russia, 1897...
Rank this Week: 2373

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    What Is Estate Tax Exclusion Portability?

    What Is Estate Tax Exclusion Portability?
    High net worth individuals must be very aware of the potential impact of the federal estate tax. This tax carries a maximum rate of 40 percent, so it can take a heavy toll on the financial legacy that you are leaving behind to your loved…
  • Jul 22

    When Is a Federal Estate Tax Return Due?

    When Is a Federal Estate Tax Return Due?
    The estate tax is a factor if the value of your estate exceeds the amount of the federal estate tax credit or exclusion. For the rest of 2014, the federal estate tax exclusion is $5.34 million. If your assets do not exceed this amount, you…
  • Jul 17

    Who Can Act as an Agent Under a Power of Attorney?

    Who Can Act as an Agent Under a Power of Attorney?
    Your estate plan should ideally be looked upon as the culmination of a long-term financial plan. It is important to prepare for your active retirement years so that you can enjoy that stage of life, and there are also the twilight years that…
Rank this Week: 1913

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 23

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

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

    Law of unintended consequences pulls and pushes in current immigration problem

    Law of unintended consequences pulls and pushes in current immigration problem
    The flow of families with children and unaccompanied minors has been dominating the news recently. The causes of the trend are beginning to be explored with some care and insight by the media after at first relying on, I hate to say it, the…
  • Jun 29

    USCIS, is this any way to run an immigration system?

    USCIS, is this any way to run an immigration system?
    In one short week, this is some of the wisdom that has come from USCIS. 1. A woman in Las Vegas is a long-term permanent resident. Her ten-year green card is expiring next month. She went online to the USCIS website to file to renew the green…
Rank this Week: 4951

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Features commentary on personal injury, car accidents, insurance, and medical malpractice. By Rice & Bloomfield, LLP.

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Attorneys Help Personal Injury Victim

    Attorneys Help Personal Injury Victim
    I am a trial lawyer. A personal injury lawyer in the San Fernando Valley, who is proud to represent victims of car crashes and dangerous conditions that cause falls, which injure or kill. But, I am perhaps proudest of the work I do as…
  • Jan 21

    Cell Can Cause Car Crashe

    Cell Can Cause Car Crashe
    As cell phones have become so common, especially in Los Angeles, where people spent so much time driving, the incidence of distracted driving collisions has gone up. Nobody wants to be injured in a car accident and no one wants to need a car…
  • Feb 17

    Los Angeles Accident Lawyers Help Prevent Harm

    Los Angeles Accident Lawyers Help Prevent Harm
    This is part two in a two part series relating to social benefits from personal injury lawsuits. Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died on February 12, 2010. He should not have. Lawsuits remind people to take the care necessary to make…
Rank this Week: 2514

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/
  • Jul 23

    Comment on proposed 9th Circuit rule changes!

    Comment on proposed 9th Circuit rule changes!
    The 9th Circuit has posted a request for public comment about possible rule changes here, including codification of the streamlined extension procedure. Weigh in by emailing comments before September 3.
  • Jul 23

    Pro tem update: Another couple months for Judge Burke in 2/6

    Pro tem update: Another couple months for Judge Burke in 2/6
    2d DCA Assigned JudgesThe following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until July 31, 2014 Judge John Shepard Wiley, Jr. of the Los Angeles…
  • Jul 23

    "No Substitutions"

    "No Substitutions"
    Settle v. State of California, published by 2/6's Justice Yegan today, begins and ends like this: A patron orders a hamburger from the menu at a diner and asks the server if he can substitute edamame for french fries. "No substitutions," says…
Rank this Week: 422

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    They're gonna get you

    They're gonna get you
    Whether or not you believe in a god does not distract from the fact that I suspect there is a higher power that is making fun of people on a daily basis.  I mean, how in blazes can anyone explain the duck-billed platypus and not think…
  • Jul 10

    Show me the money

    Show me the money
    In other news is a story about a woman who was hired as a live-in nanny who stopped working as a live-in nanny, claimed some cockamamie story about being disabled, got fired as a live-in nanny, won't leave the house, only comes out…
  • Jul 5

    Come again?

    Come again?
    It is becoming increasing regular that I read appellate decisions from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that make no sense.  In fact, it is becoming so regular that few things surprise me.  Take, for instance, the case that just…
Rank this Week: 3634

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

Covers consumer credit law. By Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLC.

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    Free Credit Reports You May Not Know About

    Free Credit Reports You May Not Know About
    Many of you know you can get free credit reports once a year from Experian, Equifax and Trans Union by going to annualcreditreport.com (or you may call 1.877.322.8228 and use the prompts). But what you may not know is that there are quite a…
  • Jun 16

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian
    The State of Mississippi has sued Experian alleging violations of the FCRA and its own state law. Among other problems,  the Mississippi lawsuit said, Experian provides no straightforward way for consumers to correct erroneous…
  • May 13

    Court Gives Preliminary Approval to Class Action Settlement in Tow Bill Case Against Experian

    Court Gives Preliminary Approval to Class Action Settlement in Tow Bill Case Against Experian
    On April 29, 2014, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken preliminarily approved the settlement of a class action against Experian Information Solutions in which our law firm represented the plaintiffs and the class. The settlement will resolve…
Rank this Week: 1359

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Jul 23

    Home Depot Faces a Background Check Class Action

    Home Depot Faces a Background Check Class Action
    Trent Henderson filed a class action lawsuit against Home Depot, Inc. for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by running credit reports and background checks without notifying employees and job applicants. Additionally,…
  • Jul 23

    Orchard Park Settles Unpaid Wages Lawsuit

    Orchard Park Settles Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
    On June 19, 2014, the Town of Orchard Park settled a lawsuit brought by city police officers. The suit alleges police officers were not properly paid for time spent donning and doffing their uniforms. The city police officers alleged they…
  • Jul 17

    Female Yahoo Executive Sued for Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination

    Female Yahoo Executive Sued for Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination
    Maria Zhang, a Senior Director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by the company’s principal Software Engineer, Nan Shi, for sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and wrongful termination. Yahoo is…
Rank this Week: 766

Plaintiffs-Advocate

Plaintiffs-Advocate

Covers personal injury. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://plaintiffsadvocate.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 23

    Complaint Filed Against LA Superior Court for Stripping Disabled Americans’ Voting Right

    Complaint Filed Against LA Superior Court for Stripping Disabled Americans’ Voting Right
    On July 10, 2014, The Disability and Abuse Project of Spectrum Institute, an advocacy group, filed a complaint with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division alleging Los Angeles Superior Courts of unlawfully stripping away…
  • Jul 10

    USC Students Racially Profiled by Los Angeles Police Department

    USC Students Racially Profiled by Los Angeles Police Department
    On May 4, 2014, approximately seventy-nine police officers, some dressed in riot gear, responded to a noise complaint at a house party mostly attended by African-American and Latino students of the University of Southern California (USC). As…
  • Jul 2

    Twitter Sued for Spamming Phones with Unsolicited Advertisement

    Twitter Sued for Spamming Phones with Unsolicited Advertisement
    Social media service Twitter continues to illegally spam its users and non-users with text message advertisements from third parties, despite many text recipient’s repeated pleas to stop. Last week, a class action lawsuit was filed in…
Rank this Week: 821

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
  • Jul 23

    Settlement Reached in Suave Keratin Infusion Class Action

    Settlement Reached in Suave Keratin Infusion Class Action
    On July 9, 2014, a federal judge granted approval of a $10.2 million settlement in the Suave Keratin class action lawsuit, which alleged that Unilever PLC—the manufacturer of the Suave Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit—had…
  • Jul 2

    California Federal Court Denies Certification of Consumer Class Action Against ConAgra Food

    California Federal Court Denies Certification of Consumer Class Action Against ConAgra Food
    On June 13, 2014, a California federal judge denied a motion to certify a class of California consumers in a class action against ConAgra Foods for alleged deceptive and misleading advertising of the company’s Hunt’s tomato…
  • Jul 2

    California Federal Court Denies Certification of Consumer Class Action Against ConAgra Food

    California Federal Court Denies Certification of Consumer Class Action Against ConAgra Food
    On June 13, 2014, a California federal judge denied a motion to certify a class of California consumers in a class action against ConAgra Foods for alleged deceptive and misleading advertising of the company’s Hunt’s tomato…
Rank this Week: 2680

Southern California Injury Law…

Southern California Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, dog bites, injuries, insurance disputes, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wills and trusts. By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Stone Fruits Recalled Nationwide Due to Listeria Contamination

    Stone Fruits Recalled Nationwide Due to Listeria Contamination
    Yummy peach! (Photo credit: skyseeker)Summer barbecues and picnics are often made sweeter with stone fruits like peaches, nectarines, and plums. This year, eating these fruits may leave you feeling pretty awful unless you’re certain…
  • Jul 22

    Newest Member of California Supreme Court Could Be from Mexico

    Newest Member of California Supreme Court Could Be from Mexico
    English: Seal of the Supreme Court of California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The newest member of the California Supreme Court could be from Mexico. Today, Governor Jerry Brown announced his nomination of Mexican-born Stanford law professor…
  • Jul 17

    Beware of Toll Road Billing Scam

    Beware of Toll Road Billing Scam
    Morning commute: Toll booth (Photo credit: soumit)In Orange County, there’s been a lot of confusion in recent months as to how to pay to use local toll roads. In the first few weeks after the Transportation Corridor Agencies removed…
Rank this Week: 305

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
  • Jul 23

    Cooley GO: A Great New Resource For Entrepreneurs And Their Companie

    Cooley GO: A Great New Resource For Entrepreneurs And Their Companie
    Cooley GO Earlier this month, Cooley LLP launched Cooley GO, a terrific new resource center for entrepreneurs with businesses at all stages of the growth cycle. Cooley GO is a mobile-friendly microsite that provides a wide range of…
  • Jul 1

    Why Creditors Can’t Afford To Ignore Objections To Bankruptcy Claim

    Why Creditors Can’t Afford To Ignore Objections To Bankruptcy Claim
    It’s been several years since I last posted about objections to bankruptcy claims, and the topic is so important to creditors that it’s time to revisit it. File And Forget? When a customer or other party with which you do business…
  • Jun 23

    A New Way Of Looking At Termination On Bankruptcy Contract Clause

    A New Way Of Looking At Termination On Bankruptcy Contract Clause
    Image Courtesy of NobMouse Ken Adams, Professor Adrian Walters, and I recently collaborated on an article about the ubiquitous “termination on bankruptcy” or ipso facto clauses in contracts. The article was just published by…
Rank this Week: 2323