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IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 594

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 22

    L.A. Marijuana Tax to Help the Homele

    L.A. Marijuana Tax to Help the Homele
    Taxation of legalized marijuana is slated to boost funds for homeless services in L.A. County. That’s if a ballot measure, just approved  by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, is green-lighted by local voters.  Following a…
  • Jul 19

    Synthetic Marijuana Poses Serious Danger

    Synthetic Marijuana Poses Serious Danger
    One of the reasons our L.A. marijuana lawyers advocate so strongly for legalization – both for medicinal and recreational purposes – is that we know safe, legal marijuana allows for regulation and minimizes the black market trade.…
  • Jul 17

    Official: California Voters to Decide on Recreational Pot

    Official: California Voters to Decide on Recreational Pot
    A popular initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in California is now officially on the November ballot.  The measure had to garner a minimum of 600,000 valid voter signatures to qualify for consideration. A random…
Rank this Week: 4490

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/
  • Jul 22

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/22/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/22/16
    The past week was marked by the Republican National Convention and Melania Trump’s alleged plagiarism of a Michelle Obama speech from 2008. Have a listen to Robin Thicke’s (and Marvin Gaye’s) Blurred Lines while…
  • Jul 15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/15/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/15/16
    The past week was marked by continuing commentary about the resolution of issues between police and communities (including at President Obama’s participation in a Disney Media Networks town hall titled “The President and the…
  • Jul 11

    New IRS Notification Requirement for 501(c)(4) Organizations – Form 8976

    New IRS Notification Requirement for 501(c)(4) Organizations – Form 8976
    On July 8, 2016, the IRS issued final and temporary regulations and published Revenue Procedure 2016-41 relating to the immediately effective requirement that organizations notify the IRS of their intent to operate under section…
Rank this Week: 1029

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: 2768

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jul 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
  • Jul 20

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!
    One of the first and most important purchases for an attorney opening a new practice is insurance coverage. Here’s a look a what you’ll need. Here are the basic insurance needs for an attorney starting a new practice: General…
  • Jul 18

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?
    Motions are tactical tools, and your decision to seek an order should be made in the context of your overall litigation plan. Always keep in mind that making a motion entails time, effort, and expense for the moving party. Is it worth it?…
Rank this Week: 2832

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
  • Jul 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
  • Jul 20

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!
    One of the first and most important purchases for an attorney opening a new practice is insurance coverage. Here’s a look a what you’ll need. Here are the basic insurance needs for an attorney starting a new practice: General…
  • Jul 18

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?
    Motions are tactical tools, and your decision to seek an order should be made in the context of your overall litigation plan. Always keep in mind that making a motion entails time, effort, and expense for the moving party. Is it worth it?…
Rank this Week: 2393

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 22

    Nevada Supreme Court Refuses To “Blue Pencil” Unreasonable Non-Compete

    Nevada Supreme Court Refuses To “Blue Pencil” Unreasonable Non-Compete
    Nevada, unlike California, applies a reasonableness test to non-compete agreements.  Although the Nevada courts haven’t identified a specific heuristic to be followed, a covenant not to compete will be found to…
  • Jul 21

    In The DBO’s World, Money, Money, Money Transmitter

    In The DBO’s World, Money, Money, Money Transmitter
    Many may not realize that the Money Transmitter Division of the California Department of Business Oversight licenses and regulates money transmitters.  Money transmitters include issuers of payment instruments (money orders),…
  • Jul 20

    California And Delaware Corporate Law Differ In Many Respects, Including The Authority Of Committee

    California And Delaware Corporate Law Differ In Many Respects, Including The Authority Of Committee
    Both California and Delaware allow the formations of committees of the Board of Directors.  Both states also allow these committees to exercise the authority of the board, but with certain exceptions.  California, however, has far…
Rank this Week: 4455

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

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

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    How To Avoid The Mistakes Most Divorced Parents Make

    How To Avoid The Mistakes Most Divorced Parents Make
    When parents get divorced, they sometimes forget that they’re divorcing a spouse, and that their child is not divorcing a parent. Unless there’re serious circumstances that make your ex-spouse an unfit parent as deemed by the…
  • Jul 21

    Major Reasons Why Couples Split Up

    Major Reasons Why Couples Split Up
    Divorces can be sought for a myriad number of reasons. No divorcing couples ever have the same reasons for seeking a separation. No one ever gets married thinking that they will get divorced. But situations and circumstances may become such…
  • Jul 20

    The 5 Emotional Stages of Divorce

    The 5 Emotional Stages of Divorce
    Most of you might be aware of the five stages of grief that have been often cited in psychological studies as the basis of all human response to anguish. Those of you, going through the distressful times of a divorce or a legal separation,…
Rank this Week: 1832

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal…

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal Injury Blog

Features Los Angeles personal injury news and case results.

http://www.psblaw.com/blog.html/
  • Jul 21

    $8.3 Million Verdict In DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trial Affirmed on Appeal

    $8.3 Million Verdict In DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trial Affirmed on Appeal
    On July 21, 2016, the California Court of Appeal upheld a $8,338,116 judgment against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. (DePuy) in the first case in the country to go to trial involving DePuy’s defective ASR hip implants. DePuy is a division of…
  • Jul 13

    Brian Panish Speaks With Forbes Magazine Regarding Tesla Autopilot Accident

    Brian Panish Speaks With Forbes Magazine Regarding Tesla Autopilot Accident
    Following a series of accidents involving Tesla’s Autopilot system, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP founding partner Brian Panish weighs-in with Forbes magazine on the potential liabilities the California-based carmaker may face if problems…
  • Jul 11

    PSB Files Suit On Behalf Of Two Men Severely Burned By Exploding E-Cig Batterie

    PSB Files Suit On Behalf Of Two Men Severely Burned By Exploding E-Cig Batterie
    On July 11, 2016, two Southern California men filed lawsuits against the makers, wholesalers and retailers of electronic cigarettes after the lithium-ion battery contained within their E-cig devices exploded in the pocket of their pants.…
Rank this Week: 1632

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled
    This post about California’s $800 franchise tax is based on my recent answer to a Quora question. Q.: In California, can someone shut down an LLC before the $800 franchise tax is due on the 15th day of the 4th month? A.: One can…
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection
    This post discusses the civil and criminal protections for trade secrets available since May 12, 2016 under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Relevant definitions in the DTSA roughly follow – with numerous modest…
  • Jun 13

    May a Minor Be a Partner?

    May a Minor Be a Partner?
    This post answers the following question: May a minor be a partner (in a partnership legal entity)? It is based on my answer to the Avvo question, In California, can a minor be a partner in a General Partnership? Please note that, at…
Rank this Week: 3858

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jul 21

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement
    The Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (known as the NIS Directive) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 19, 2016. Member States will have until May 9, 2018 to implement this Directive into…
  • Jul 16

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity
    Earlier this week, our colleague Sue Ross wrote on the intersection of trademark law and cybersecurity on Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brand Protection Blog. The post explains that by protecting its brand, a company can help to…
  • Jul 14

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
Rank this Week: 1772

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jul 21

    California’s Precondemnation Right of Entry Statutes Upheld — With a Slight Judicial Tweak

    California’s Precondemnation Right of Entry Statutes Upheld — With a Slight Judicial Tweak
    For the last two-plus years, we have been waiting for guidance from the California Supreme Court on whether public agencies could utilize the statutory “right of entry” procedure to gain access to private property to conduct…
  • Jul 6

    Can Technology Preserve Government Rights of Entry?

    Can Technology Preserve Government Rights of Entry?
    As we await the California Supreme Court’s decision in the Property Reserve case (see related posts here and here), many government agencies are faced with the question of what they will do if the justices deem the current…
  • Jul 5

    Government May Use Eminent Domain to Save Mobile Home Park from Closure

    Government May Use Eminent Domain to Save Mobile Home Park from Closure
    Santa Clara County, the City of Palo Alto, and the local Housing Authority have come together to acquire the Buena Vista mobile home park from its current owner, the Jisser family, in an effort to save the mobile home park from closure.…
Rank this Week: 3735

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Jul 21

    California Appeals Court Upholds Multi-million Dollar Award to Plaintiff Raped in Bar Bathroom

    California Appeals Court Upholds Multi-million Dollar Award to Plaintiff Raped in Bar Bathroom
    The California Court of Appeals for the Second District recently upheld a $5.42 million award to a plaintiff following her being raped by an employee in a West Hollywood club bathroom. Defendant 696 North Robertson, LLC owns and operates…
  • Jul 14

    Los Angeles Startup Faces Explosive Lawsuit from Co-founder

    Los Angeles Startup Faces Explosive Lawsuit from Co-founder
    In a lawsuit filed on July 12 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Silicon Valley insider Shervin Pishevar was accused of mismanaging his latest startup, Hyperloop One, a company aiming to create a high-speed train. The lawsuit was filed by Brogan…
  • Jun 22

    California Sues Johnson & Johnson for Failure to Warn About Dangers Associated With Surgical Mesh

    California Sues Johnson & Johnson for Failure to Warn About Dangers Associated With Surgical Mesh
    Last month, California sued Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn patients and doctors regarding the risks and likelihood of complications resulting from the company’s pelvic mesh devices. The suit also alleges false advertising and…
Rank this Week: 1736

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2224

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2614

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/
  • Jul 21

    Supreme Court clears way for state testing for possible Delta water project

    Supreme Court clears way for state testing for possible Delta water project
    In Property Reserve, Inc. v. Superior Court, the Supreme Court today holds that the Department of Water Resources can use precondemnation judicial procedures instead of a classic condemnation action to get authority to conduct environmental…
  • Jul 21

    Trial court has discretion to strike gang enhancement

    Trial court has discretion to strike gang enhancement
    In People v. Fuentes, the Supreme Court today holds that trial courts have the discretion to strike sentencing enhancement allegations for gang-related offenses.  Resolving a conflict in the case law, the court’s unanimous opinion…
  • Jul 20

    When to submit letters supporting petitions for review

    When to submit letters supporting petitions for review
    When a party petitions the Supreme Court for review, non-parties can submit letters to the court in support of review.  (Rule 8.500(g).)  Those letters can be effective.  (See here and here). The rules specify when a petition…
Rank this Week: 4581

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jul 21

    Inclusion in bankruptcy doesn’t equal discharged

    Inclusion in bankruptcy doesn’t equal discharged
    One of the petty struggles I have with clients is convincing them that they need to include all of their debts in bankruptcy. Sometimes, they will tell me they don’t want to include their car loan in the case because they “need…
  • Jul 20

    Melania Trump Sold The American Dream Short

    Melania Trump Sold The American Dream Short
    The infamous Melania Trump speech at the Republican convention shared more than a paragraph or so with Michelle Obama. It shared Michelle’s  aspirational thought that in America, any child with hard work and perseverance can…
  • Jul 18

    What Should Bankruptcy Cost?

    What Should Bankruptcy Cost?
    Bargain basement bankruptcy lawyers is the common denominator in my newest cases. It seems the newest specialty for bankruptcy lawyers is fixing mucked-up cases from other  lawyers. Most of the problems we’re seeing seem fixable,…
Rank this Week: 1609

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3011

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Fox News Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Headed for Arbitration?

    Fox News Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Headed for Arbitration?
    Amid allegations of sexual harassment, Fox News is reportedly ousting 76-year-old CEO Roger Ailes. An internal investigation was launched after former Fox & Friends host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against…
  • Jul 18

    Discrimination Against HIV-Positive Worker

    Discrimination Against HIV-Positive Worker
    For decades, fear spawned widespread discrimination against people with HIV/ AIDS that resulted in sufferers losing their homes, jobs, education opportunities and access to medical and social services.  A series of federal…
  • Jul 15

    No-Beard Policy Sparks Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against NYPD

    No-Beard Policy Sparks Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against NYPD
    A Muslim police officer who is Pakistani-American has filed a federal religious discrimination lawsuit against the New York Police Department, alleging he was wrongly suspended during Ramadan for refusal to shave his one-inch beard.  The…
Rank this Week: 2352

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/
  • Jul 20

    Startling Child Sexual Abuse Statistics – Things You Should Know

    Startling Child Sexual Abuse Statistics – Things You Should Know
    There are certain topics that no one wants to talk about or think about.  Unfortunately, some of these topics are so important they need to be discussed even though they are uncomfortable for some and excruciating for others.  One…
  • Jul 19

    Collision Focus: The 5 Most Common Types of Serious Orange County Accident

    Collision Focus: The 5 Most Common Types of Serious Orange County Accident
    If you live in Orange County or in other populous areas of California, you simply understand that car accidents are a way of life and something that happens multiple times every day.  While that’s not a comforting thought,…
  • Jul 18

    Vehicle Passenger Rights – Passenger Killed in San Diego Rollover Accident

    Vehicle Passenger Rights – Passenger Killed in San Diego Rollover Accident
    All of us have ridden in vehicles as passengers recently, and few if any of us have thought about the legal duties that attach when such a situation unfolds.  Sadly, it seems all too often that either passengers who have been badly…
Rank this Week: 3371

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Heads up play prevents serious sports injury

    Heads up play prevents serious sports injury
    Tampa Bay Ray’s Evan Langoria’s quick reflexes prevented what could have been a serious injury to a reporter during an on- field interview over the weekend. The interview was alongside the first baseline while it looks like…
  • Jul 15

    Should California bike riders be allowed to roll through stop signs?

    Should California bike riders be allowed to roll through stop signs?
    Last October, the City of San Francisco was considering a law, known as the Bike Yield Law, which would allow bicyclists to roll through stop signs under certain circumstances.  When I first heard about the proposed law, my gut reaction…
  • Jul 8

    Are Embedded Safety Lights A Good Idea For Alameda Pedestrian

    Are Embedded Safety Lights A Good Idea For Alameda Pedestrian
    I reviewed an article recently about a City in Germany which has embedded traffic lights into the pavement at crosswalks.  The City of Augsburg, is a college town of about 270,000 residents. The decision to install the lights was made…
Rank this Week: 4528

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

Comments of a 30-Year Former IRS Insider. By Mopsick Tax Law, LLP.

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3608

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    DUI Firefighter Will Cost City $5 Million

    DUI Firefighter Will Cost City $5 Million
    Courts don’t hold a city responsible when an off-duty employee drinks too much and faces charges of DUI. But if that city employee is DUI in Los Angeles when on the job, the result could be costly for his/her employer. One recent…
  • Jul 20

    Spokane Prosecutor Gets Tough on DUI Driver

    Spokane Prosecutor Gets Tough on DUI Driver
    In 2014, 9,967 people in the U.S. lost their lives in DUI-related crashes. Of that number, 882 deaths occurred in California, with some of those due to Los Angeles DUIs. But these figures don’t reflect the number of people whose lives…
  • Jul 13

    Charges Dismissed, Accused DUI Driver Sues Prosecutor

    Charges Dismissed, Accused DUI Driver Sues Prosecutor
    It’s rare for drivers to file suit when prosecutors or a judge dismiss a charge of DUI in Los Angeles. In Bozeman, Montana, however, a man once charged with felony vehicular homicide in his wife’s death is seeking his day in…
Rank this Week: 4303

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law and workers' compensation. By Law Offices of Galine, Frye & Fitting.

http://www.sanmateoinjurylawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 1708

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jul 20

    Adidas Sues Skechers Over Patent Infringement

    Adidas Sues Skechers Over Patent Infringement
    IPNews® - Adidas has filed a lawsuit against Skechers, claiming patent infringement over a shoe design that attaches running blades to the sole of the shoe. This lawsuit is the second one by Adidas and third one by a major competitor…
  • Jul 14

    Google Seeks a Patent for a Smart Crib

    Google Seeks a Patent for a Smart Crib
    IPNews® - Based on a patent filed by Google, baby monitoring is going high-tech.  The patent seeks to protect a smart crib integrated with high technology baby monitoring which detects things like baby movements, temperature, and…
  • Jul 4

    Ivanka Trump in Trademark Lawsuit with Luxury Shoe Brand

    Ivanka Trump in Trademark Lawsuit with Luxury Shoe Brand
    IPNews® - Ivanka Trump has been accused of committing trademark infringement related to a shoe design.  Italian-based luxury shoe brand Aquazzura has filed a trade dress infringement lawsuit against her and has alleged this…
Rank this Week: 3594

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

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

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification
    Given the low probability that a class action will go to trial and the high probability that a settlement favorable to plaintiffs and their attorneys will be reached after class certification, there is a consistent “race to…
  • Jul 11

    New PCI requirements for retailer

    New PCI requirements for retailer
    For retailers that accept credit or debit cards and use service providers, a new version of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS v3.2) will impose new requirements as of November 1, 2016. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards…
  • Jul 7

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law
    Continuing our review of state green chemistry laws, Maine’s Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products Act primarily requires reporting the use of specified chemicals in certain children’s products based on risk and hazard…
Rank this Week: 1773

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 20

    What Happens to a Living Trust when a Spouse Passes Away?

    What Happens to a Living Trust when a Spouse Passes Away?
    In this blog article, we will address the issue of living trusts as they apply to married couples and what happens to the trust upon the passing of the first spouse. First, we will review the value of living trusts in general. Many…
  • Jun 24

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?
    70 percent of seniors will eventually need living assistance and you should be aware of the potential long-term care costs that you could face as a senior. The post Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance? appeared first on Law Office of…
  • Jun 15

    Protecting Your Family in a Digital World

    Protecting Your Family in a Digital World
    What follows are some of the tips and strategies provided by the speaker, Jeff Lanza, a Retired FBI Agent, on how to better protect yourself and your family in a digital world. The post Protecting Your Family in a Digital World appeared first…
Rank this Week: 2473

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Jul 20

    End of The Employment Road? Tips To Avoid a Collision

    End of The Employment Road? Tips To Avoid a Collision
    Seyfarth Synopsis: When the decision is to terminate, getting the basics right can go a long way toward preventing claims down the road by departing employees.  Inevitably, at some point, every employment relationship comes to an end.…
  • Jul 13

    Ruff CA Leave Laws: Pet Care and Other Peculiaritie

    Ruff CA Leave Laws: Pet Care and Other Peculiaritie
    Seyfarth Synopsis: In leaves of absence, as in employment law generally, California can be peculiar. We examine at a few examples, including particular city ordinances in Emeryville and San Francisco, and other statewide oddities such as…
  • Jul 5

    Court Enjoins Enforcement of “Safe Harbor” Deadline for Piece Rate Law

    Court Enjoins Enforcement of “Safe Harbor” Deadline for Piece Rate Law
    Seyfarth Synopsis: A court has temporarily suspended the deadline for employers to elect the statutory “safe harbor” for purposes of complying with recent legislation that makes it even more difficult for employers that pay with a…
Rank this Week: 1477

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 20

    Mortgage Fraud In Southern California Arrest

    Mortgage Fraud In Southern California Arrest
    The California Attorney General’s Office announced the indictment of six people involving the operation of a mortgage fraud scheme in Southern California. The individuals were charged with a total of 135 felony charges including…
  • Jun 30

    Penal Code Section 550

    Penal Code Section 550
    Recently, we wrote a blog about the biggest national health care fraud sweep, which resulted in 301 people charged and over $900 million dollars in fraudulent billings. The Medicare fraud strike force was responsible for uncovering this fraud…
  • Jun 26

    Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep

    Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep
    United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced the nationwide sweep of a Medicare Fraud Strike Force that included individuals from 36 federal districts. In total, 301 people were criminally charged with participating in health…
Rank this Week: 4222

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
  • Jul 20

    Why is BART in the long-term airport parking business?

    Why is BART in the long-term airport parking business?
    As BART’s ridership has surged over the past five years, the system has developed a shortage of station parking. On a typical weekday, many of BART’s lots fill up before 7:30 AM. Among those who do not secure a space, some have…
  • Jul 15

    7 years after cuts, restoration of off-peak BART service remains distant

    7 years after cuts, restoration of off-peak BART service remains distant
    Seven years ago in the midst of the Great Recession, BART significantly cut evening and Sunday service in an effort to balance its budget. Prior to cutting service, BART provided 15 minute headways – a level of frequency that supported…
  • Jul 11

    Are Pokemon Go’s creators potentially liable for injuries caused by inattentive game players?

    Are Pokemon Go’s creators potentially liable for injuries caused by inattentive game players?
    According to the Washington Post of July 11, 2016, although Pokemon Go (the latest summertime craze made by Niantic, Nintendo, and the Pokemon Company) was released just five days ago, it has already taken the country by storm. This…
Rank this Week: 3099

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

Covers personal injury and the firm's involvement in the Bakersfield and Kern County community. By the Chain | Cohn | Stiles law firm.

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
Rank this Week: 1677

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
Rank this Week: 1745

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    When One Parent Stays Home – Consent for International Travel with Minor Children

    When One Parent Stays Home – Consent for International Travel with Minor Children
    Parents traveling internationally with children need permission letters from other parent or documentation of sole custody.
  • May 4

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will
    Prince's failure to execute a simple Will means he lost control of his estate. In California, the requirements for a valid holographic Will make it easy for anyone to write one.
  • Mar 26

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016
    On October 5, 2015, Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law. The law requires that two doctors determine that a patient has six months or less to live before the lethal drugs can be prescribed. Patients also must be mentally…
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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 19

    D.C. Circuit Holds Informational Standing Nonexistent Prior to 12-Month Finding

    D.C. Circuit Holds Informational Standing Nonexistent Prior to 12-Month Finding
    In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed the dismissal of an environmental organization’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) claim, concluding that the organization lacked standing because the…
  • Jul 14

    Fifth Circuit Upholds USFWS Designation of “Uninhabitable” Critical Habitat for Endangered Dusky Gopher Frog

    Fifth Circuit Upholds USFWS Designation of “Uninhabitable” Critical Habitat for Endangered Dusky Gopher Frog
    In a 2-1 decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected challenges to the final rule designating critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and National Environmental Policy…
  • Jul 8

    Bipartisan ESA Bill Proposes Funding for State Program

    Bipartisan ESA Bill Proposes Funding for State Program
    In a year that has already seen its fair share of attempts to reform the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”), another proposal has made its way into the House of Representatives.  Representatives Don Young (R-Alaska) and Debbie…
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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 19

    California Court Considers Alleged Change of Circumstances In Request for Child Custody Modification

    California Court Considers Alleged Change of Circumstances In Request for Child Custody Modification
    There are state laws applicable to every aspect of a family law case. The California Family Code governs actions for divorce, spousal support, child custody, and many of the attendant issues to be resolved. Courts interpret such laws in light…
  • Jul 12

    California Court Determines Jurisdiction for Child Custody Dispute

    California Court Determines Jurisdiction for Child Custody Dispute
    One of the lesser-known legal hurdles in a family law case concerns the appropriate jurisdiction within which to bring your claims. Whether it is an action for divorce, child custody, spousal support, or any other related matter, parties must…
  • Jul 5

    California Court Denies Father’s Request to Modify Child Support Award

    California Court Denies Father’s Request to Modify Child Support Award
    In most divorce cases involving children, the family court will order the amount of monthly child support to be paid to the supported spouse. That amount will remain in effect for as long as the court decides, or until one party can show a…
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Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Jul 19

    YOUR WEBSITE AND YOUR BEST BROCHURE

    YOUR WEBSITE AND YOUR BEST BROCHURE
    NOW THAT YOU HAVE YOUR “MISSION STATEMENT” IT’S TIME TO WORK ON YOUR WEBSITE. Taking into account, the value you are going to give to your Target Market, you begin to build or modify your website.  Remember last week we…
  • Jul 11

    GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR TARGET MARKET (think outside the box)

    GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR TARGET MARKET (think outside the box)
    So you have taken a week to absorb my last blog and to reflect on EXACTLY who your target market(s) is. Next……… I’m sure you’ve been told the next step is to find out where your target market hangs out, what…
  • Jul 5

    WHY ISN’T YOUR SOLO PRACTICE MARKETING WORKING?

    WHY ISN’T YOUR SOLO PRACTICE MARKETING WORKING?
    AS A SOLO YOU ARE DOING ALL THE TASKS SHOWN ABOVE. YOU ARE  NOT  MAKING ALL THE INCOME YOU WANT AND YOU ARE PUZZLED WHY YOUR MARKETING DOESN’T SEEM TO BE WORKING. Read on.  This might just be the answer.  You…
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Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 19

    California's Child Custody Law

    California's Child Custody Law
    If you and your spouse are filing for divorce in the near future, your top concern will be the well-being of your children. Where will the children live, and with whom? Will you try to share custody evenly, or will the children live with…
  • Jul 13

    Property Division in a California Divorce

    Property Division in a California Divorce
    If you are headed for divorce and this is your first time down the path, you will naturally have a LOT of questions, especially about how California’s divorce laws affect a spouse’s property rights. For starters, you must…
  • Jul 4

    What You Should Know About Divorce

    What You Should Know About Divorce
    If you are contemplating divorce, we recommend doing your research so you understand your rights under California law. In fact, there are many benefits to learning about the divorce process before telling one’s spouse, as this arms…
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California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Jul 19

    It You Got ‘Em…Flaunt ‘Em: A California Trustee’s Duty to Use Special Skill

    It You Got ‘Em…Flaunt ‘Em: A California Trustee’s Duty to Use Special Skill
    “If you got it, flaunt it baby!” That’s one of my favorite lines from the movie The Producers by Mel Brooks. The same can be said of California Trustees (although not referring to their looks of course). For Trustees, if you…
  • Jul 5

    The Downside of Co-Trustees in California Trust

    The Downside of Co-Trustees in California Trust
    Acrimony between Co-Trustees can raise significant problems. Co-Trustees each have a duty to participate in the administration of the Trust (PC 16013). A Co-Trustee also has a duty to prevent the other Co-Trustee from committing a breach of…
  • Jul 5

    The Downside of Co-Trustees in California Trust

    The Downside of Co-Trustees in California Trust
    Acrimony between Co-Trustees can raise significant problems. Co-Trustees each have a duty to participate in the administration of the Trust (PC 16013). A Co-Trustee also has a duty to prevent the other Co-Trustee from committing a breach of…
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Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

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

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Jul 19

    Can Taylor Swift Sue Kanye West or Kim Kardashian for Libel? Find out here

    Can Taylor Swift Sue Kanye West or Kim Kardashian for Libel? Find out here
    I was interviewed by Hollywoodlife.com on the burning issue of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian being guilty of libel or slander of Taylor Swift and if that means there’s a lawsuit in the works. It turns out that Kim Kardashian West…
  • Jul 9

    Will Louis Tomlinson Pay Briana Jungwirth OUTRAGEOUS CHILD SUPPORT?

    Will Louis Tomlinson Pay Briana Jungwirth OUTRAGEOUS CHILD SUPPORT?
    So in the never ending world of child custody and child support battles, the demands can get outrageous. Case in Point – Briana Jungwirth, who plays baby-mama to Louis Tomlinson is looking for a bigger payday! Louis is already paying…
  • Jun 9

    MFL#044 – Suicidal Thoughts of Men and How To Help Them.

    MFL#044 – Suicidal Thoughts of Men and How To Help Them.
    Today’s show is about suicide and suicide prevention tactics for men going through a divorce. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in America, Men are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than women. White males were 70% of the…
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California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    There are still no formulas for personal injury cases - including car accident

    There are still no formulas for personal injury cases - including car accident
    I have been saying this for 12 years while running my own law firm. Prior to that, I said it for almost a decade working for insurance companies. And yet, despite what I say, people do not listen. So let's...
  • May 31

    The Statute of Limitation

    The Statute of Limitation
    The what of what? I typically hear people call it the statue of limitations. However, folks, it is not a statue. It is a statute, or a law. The statute of limitations tells you how long you have to sue...
  • May 24

    Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

    Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
    Of all the automobile insurance coverage that exists, Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) is THE MOST important coverage. (In California, uninsured motorist also acts as underinsured motorist coverage.) Why is Uninsured Motorist Coverage so…
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Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Jul 19

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?
    People often think of life insurance as “tax-free,” but that’s not entirely true.  Life insurance proceeds generally are income-tax-free to your beneficiaries, but if you own the policy at your death, the proceeds may…
  • Jul 19

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?
    People often think of life insurance as “tax-free,” but that’s not entirely true.  Life insurance proceeds generally are income-tax-free to your beneficiaries, but if you own the policy at your death, the proceeds may…
  • Jul 1

    Jason Wansor Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell

    Jason Wansor Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell
    Jason W. Wansor Joins the Law Firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP is pleased to announce that Jason Wansor has joined the firm, effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Wansor is an accomplished civil…
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OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 18

    Broadest reasonable interpretation does not mean broadest

    Broadest reasonable interpretation does not mean broadest
    During examination of a patent application, the patent examiner reviews the claims to determine whether the claimed invention is novel and non-obvious in light of the prior art or existing technology. In order to review the claims, the…
  • Jul 5

    S.Ct. revamps enhanced damages for patent infringement

    S.Ct. revamps enhanced damages for patent infringement
    Summary of Halo case In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. (S.Ct. June 13, 2016), the Supreme Court recently redefined the standard for determining when enhanced damages under 35 U.S.C. §284 is appropriate and when the…
  • May 26

    Software inventions increasingly eligible for patent

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

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?

    Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?
    Sometimes a California limited liability company (LLC) or California corporation dissolves and files a final tax return which shows it has a refund coming, but the refund is $800 short. How could this happen? It’s because the…
  • Jul 15

    LLC Annual Fee Clarified by Franchise Tax Board

    LLC Annual Fee Clarified by Franchise Tax Board
    A limited liability company (“LLC”) doing business in California (whether organized under California law or the law of another state) must pay an LLC annual fee on its “total income from all sources derived from or…
  • Apr 21

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!
    California charges a minimum franchise tax of $800 each year. This is a tax on the privilege of being a corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the corporation is profitable or even if it has any revenue. The state wants its ……
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Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Your Company May Be Liable for Vehicle Accidents Caused By Employee

    Your Company May Be Liable for Vehicle Accidents Caused By Employee
    If your company has employees driving either company owned or employee owned vehicles in the course of their duties depending on the circumstances your firm may be held liable for their negligence. Given the potential damages of a…
  • Jul 11

    Warranties for Consumer Products Can Now Be Posted Online, Need Not Be Printed

    Warranties for Consumer Products Can Now Be Posted Online, Need Not Be Printed
    How many times have your purchased some consumer good and in the box is a copy of the warranty in print so small it made you squint? Now thanks to a recent change in the law if a consumer good has a warranty a copy need not be provided in the…
  • Jun 27

    Taylor Swift Settles Trademark Infringement Case With Orange County Clothing Company

    Taylor Swift Settles Trademark Infringement Case With Orange County Clothing Company
    “Lucky 13” wasn’t so lucky for pop star Taylor Swift who found herself being sued by Blue Sphere, a seller of clothing of the same name based in Orange County. The lawsuit was filed in May 2014, according to the Hollywood…
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Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Can an Undocumented Immigrant Apply for a California Driver’s License?

    Can an Undocumented Immigrant Apply for a California Driver’s License?
    In this video, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq. discusses a new California law called AB-60 enacted in 2015 which grants undocumented immigrants the ability to apply for a California drivers license. Overview: Beginning in 2015,…
  • Jul 11

    I have a minor US Citizen child. Can I get a green card?

    I have a minor US Citizen child. Can I get a green card?
    In this video, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick answers one of your most frequently asked questions: I have a minor US Citizen child. Can I get a green card? Overview: This is a very common question. This question comes to us from a Chinese…
  • Jul 5

    I stayed overseas after my green card expired? Can I renew my green card?

    I stayed overseas after my green card expired? Can I renew my green card?
    In this video, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick answers one of your frequently asked questions: I stayed overseas after my green card expired. Can I renew my green card? Overview:  This is a very important question that we often receive from…
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