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San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Can a Tenant Object to the Probate of a Landlord's Estate?

    Can a Tenant Object to the Probate of a Landlord's Estate?
    In preparing a last will and testament, you need to be conscious of the location of any property you own. In the United States, wills and estates are handled on a state-by-state basis. If, for instance, you live in California but own a second…
  • Jul 18

    How to Self-Prove a Will

    How to Self-Prove a Will
    A last will and testament is a legal document that must be filed with a probate court after your death. California law normally requires a will must be signed by the maker (testator) and at least two other persons as witnesses. The witnesses…
  • Jul 16

    What Is a “Small Estate”?

    What Is a “Small Estate”?
    Not every estate requires a formal probate process. Most states, including California, have simplified procedures for administering “small” estates. The actual definition of a small estate varies from state to state. California…
Rank this Week: 922

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 18

    Online communications can be prior art against patent

    Online communications can be prior art against patent
    Under U.S. patent laws, an application for patent must be filed within one year of the first public use, sale, offer for sale, or printed publication.   Otherwise, those activities will be considered prior art against any later…
  • Jul 11

    Common ownership problems for those new to patent

    Common ownership problems for those new to patent
    For those new to protecting their inventions with patents, one of the more common issues that needs to be resolved is ownership.  Who owns the invention or patent?  A company may believe that it owns the rights to an…
  • Jul 7

    Power given to district courts to stop abusive litigation tactic

    Power given to district courts to stop abusive litigation tactic
    In the United States, each party generally pays their own attorney fees.  Shifting attorney fees to the non-prevailing party is permitted in certain circumstances. For example, in patent litigation, fee shifting is permitted for…
Rank this Week: 1005

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Steps to Creating Bylaw

    Steps to Creating Bylaw
    One of the first things any newly formed corporation should do is draft bylaws. Bylaws are a corporation's operational blueprint. They identify what the business does, how it is run and who is in charge. Here then are five steps to drafting…
  • Jul 11

    3 Steps to Creating a Strategic Alliance

    3 Steps to Creating a Strategic Alliance
    A strategic alliance is a fairly simple concept. Two companies with similar interests join forces to produce favorable outcomes for all involved. An everyday example is the Starbucks inside of Barnes and Noble bookstores. This move helped…
  • Jul 3

    Gross Lease vs. Net Lease

    Gross Lease vs. Net Lease
    Whether you're starting a business or looking to expand, chances are you'll encounter some kind of lease. The most common are the gross lease and the net lease. In this blog post we'll take a look at the differences between the two and the…
Rank this Week: 679

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

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

    FTC Sues Amazon Over Unfair Billing Practice

    FTC Sues Amazon Over Unfair Billing Practice
    The FTC has sued Amazon over its in-app billing practices. In the lawsuit, the FTC alleges that parents have been unlawfully charged millions of dollars by allowing their children to play with apps on smart phones and other devices. The apps…
  • Jul 11

    ABA Ruling Says Attorneys May Review Social Media Posts by Juror

    ABA Ruling Says Attorneys May Review Social Media Posts by Juror
    As more and more people establish a presence on social media websites, the line between the real world and the virtual world becomes increasingly blurred. That's true in many aspects of life, and it is particularly relevant when applied to…
  • Jul 2

    Happy 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July
    The team at Sylvester, Oppenheim & Linde and CaliforniaBusinessLitigation.com wish all of our Clients, friends, business associates and blog readers a very safe and extremely fun 4th of July Holiday! In observance of Independence Day our…
Rank this Week: 661

California Tax Law Blog

California Tax Law Blog

By David Klasing.

http://www.klasing-associates.com/law-blog/
  • Jul 18

    Russian Banks to Begin Complying with FATCA

    Russian Banks to Begin Complying with FATCA
    For those of you who follow international matters, it is an understatement to say that there has been tension between the United States and Russia over the past several decades.... The post Russian Banks to Begin Complying with FATCA appeared…
  • Jul 9

    INVENTOR SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR HIDING MONEY IN OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS!!!

    INVENTOR SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR HIDING MONEY IN OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS!!!
    Yesterday, the Department of Justice announced that Ashvin Desai was sentenced to six months in federal prison and six months and one day of home confinement. This sentence was doled... The post INVENTOR SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR HIDING MONEY…
  • Jul 1

    Taiwan and China Agree to Hand Over American Account Info

    Taiwan and China Agree to Hand Over American Account Info
    As we have previously reported, foreign countries have been lining up to enter into agreements that will provide the United States government with foreign account information of American account holders.... The post Taiwan and China Agree to…
Rank this Week: 723

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Locating Trust Asset

    Locating Trust Asset
    One of the primary functions that a trustee is entrusted with undertaking is inventorying and appraising the decedent's trust estate, i.e. the assets in the trust. Naturally this can be a difficult situation because the decedent will…
  • Jul 10

    Trust Modification

    Trust Modification
    One should not be penny-wise pound-foolish when amending a trustThere are many issues in life that, at first blush, require ostensibly only a slight tweak, gentle nudge or subtle adjustment. For example, a leaking faucet, a malfunctioning…
  • Jul 3

    Attorney Fees - Hourly, Flat and Contingency

    Attorney Fees - Hourly, Flat and Contingency
    When a client hires an attorney, one question that always arises is the fee arrangement. The client is obviously interested in knowing how the attorney will be paid. The three generally understood fee arrangements are (1) hourly rate, (2)…
Rank this Week: 709

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Die

    Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Die
    Federal District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney held, in an Order filed July 16, 2014, that California’s death penalty system was unconstitutional.  This holding resulted in the death penalty sentence of Ernest Dewayne Jones…
  • Jul 15

    You Say You Want A Revolution (Redux) (Update)

    You Say You Want A Revolution (Redux) (Update)
    Scott Greenfield has a post up that has had me thinking all day, even when I’m ostensibly working on something else. And I knew I wanted to try to blog today — I’ve been upset at myself for letting my blog go untended for…
  • Jul 14

    Likelihood Ratios in Attorney Marketing

    Likelihood Ratios in Attorney Marketing
    This post is a bit outside my normal range of writing. I usually leave this sort of thing to others, like Scott Greenfield, who frequently complains about things like this, saying: [O]ne need not worry about legal competence when, with a…
Rank this Week: 831

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
Rank this Week: 652

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

Covers California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions, legislation, litigation and reform. By Miller Starr Regalia.

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 1136

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 705

California Car Accident Lawsuit…

California Car Accident Lawsuit Center

Features car accident news and discussions on motor vehicle safety issues. By Michael Ehline.

http://caraccidentlawsuits.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 15

    Leading Five Causes of Auto Accident

    Leading Five Causes of Auto Accident
    Traffic incidents take a staggering number of lives every year that involve cars, motorcycles, trucks, vans, SUVs, buses and pedestrians on U.S. highways nationwide. In California there was 2,739 people killed and 229,354 people injured. This…
  • Jun 2

    Car Accidents—Loss of Work and Compensation

    Car Accidents—Loss of Work and Compensation
    Being involved in a car accident can be a devastating experience, because life can change in the matter of seconds. Medical bills can begin mounting up, recovery can be painful and it may be impossible to work for an extended amount of time.…
  • Jun 2

    Car Accidents and Whiplash Symptom

    Car Accidents and Whiplash Symptom
    Car accidents are the most common type of mishap that results in whiplash.  When the vehicles collide upon impact the head of the individual is violently thrown back and forth and the rest of the body remains stationary, because it is…
Rank this Week: 684

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jul 15

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement
    The U.S. music sub-publisher of Korean music publishers has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against several karaoke bars in Los Angeles and Korea town. I’m not sure how popular the 80’s glam-metal-hair-band Ratt is in Korean karaoke…
  • Jul 7

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song
    Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Rigamortus” may be DOA because he is accused of blatantly copying the music from “The Thorn.” Composer, musician, and recording artist Eric S. Reed composed “The Thorn” in 2009 for Willie Jones III’s…
  • Jul 1

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay
    Levi Strauss & Co. has been making jeans forever and owns some of the earliest trademarks registered at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The trademarks at issue involve Levi’s two-horses pulling on a pair of jeans design, one…
Rank this Week: 918

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Is Alcohol Monitoring an Option for me During my Los Angeles DUI?

    Is Alcohol Monitoring an Option for me During my Los Angeles DUI?
    What is alcohol monitoring? Alcohol monitoring looks like a small bracelet that you wear on your ankle. It monitors your alcohol use and transmits reports to either the court, or to you directly. It is referred to as transdermal monitoring…
  • Jul 1

    Injury or Death to Person in a Los Angeles Hit and Run

    Injury or Death to Person in a Los Angeles Hit and Run
    California Vehicle Code §20003 and 20004 dictate a driver’s duty upon injury or death to another driver or pedestrian. California Vehicle Code §20003 states in pertinent part: “The driver of any vehicle involved in an…
  • Jun 26

    Consequences of a Los Angeles Hit and Run

    Consequences of a Los Angeles Hit and Run
    There are two statute that govern sentencing deadlines for a Los Angeles Hit and Run. They are divided up by damage to property and injury to person. California Vehicle Code §20002 addresses damage to property. The relevant portion…
Rank this Week: 630

Plaintiffs-Advocate

Plaintiffs-Advocate

Covers personal injury. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://plaintiffsadvocate.wordpress.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 2

    Police Murder 95-Year-Old WWII Veteran

    Police Murder 95-Year-Old WWII Veteran
    On June 20, 2014, Sharon Mangerson filed suit against the Village of Park Forest, Chicago and six police officers for shooting her stepfather, John Wrana Jr., to death. On July 26, 2013, after Mr. Wrana refused to go to the hospital to treat…
Rank this Week: 1185

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

Covers class action issues, both in California and Nationwide. By Matt C. Bailey.

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1013

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 8

    Shared Parenting

    Shared Parenting
    Separation always disrupts the familiar patterns of family life. Routines and responsibilities that had been established as the family grew and developed have to be renegotiated. How your family operated probably came about without a lot…
  • Jun 26

    Don’t Get Hung Up on Fairne

    Don’t Get Hung Up on Fairne
    People who spend a lot of time worrying about whether or not something is “fair” tend to have serious problems while getting divorced. Deciding what’s fair and what isn’t can be a tough call on the playground, in…
  • Jun 12

    The children’s best interest, counts most

    The children’s best interest, counts most
    The children’s best interest: get used to hearing this phrase and more importantly, get used to making it your number one priority because this is what it all boils down to. Your attorney will fight for you in the court room with…
Rank this Week: 928

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as DUI Defense, Judicial Misconduct, Police Misconduct, Search & Seizure, and Probation cases. By Mary Frances Prevost.

http://www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 989

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
  • Jun 3

    2 Ways to Stop Adverse Possession Easement

    2 Ways to Stop Adverse Possession Easement
    In California, an easement is typically the right to use another person's property for a particular purpose.  Common examples are people creating paths, or dirt roads to cross property to get to another property.  Sometimes, people…
Rank this Week: 815

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Features information, tidbits, and stories of legal interest to California paralegals. By Lori Paul.

http://lorijpaul.com
  • Jun 27

    Former Law Student Sues Over a D Grade in Contract

    Former Law Student Sues Over a D Grade in Contract
    In an article in the ABA Journal, it is reported that a former law student at the Massachusetts School of Law claims in a lawsuit that he received an unfair D grade in contracts. The suit by Martin Odemena says the D grade resulted in a…
  • Jun 25

    Former San Francisco Paralegal Who Embezzled, Gets Over 2 Years In Federal Prison

    Former San Francisco Paralegal Who Embezzled, Gets Over 2 Years In Federal Prison
    A longtime secretary, paralegal and office manager for a since-disbarred California lawyer has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison for embezzling $327,000 from the firm and its clients. The attorney she worked for,…
  • Jun 4

    Judge and Attorney Fight in Court

    Judge and Attorney Fight in Court
    I am sure there are times that attorneys and judges want to go at each other physically, but I never thought we would see it on camera. Warning, there is profanity in the video. http://Judge, attorney fight after argument in court
Rank this Week: 805

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
Rank this Week: 916

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Jun 20

    Don Sterling Always Lawyering Up

    Don Sterling Always Lawyering Up
    Another issue comes to mind In Re the Donald Sterling case:If Don is judicially determined to be mentally unfit to serve as the family trustee, could that decision have an effect on whether he had the capacity to make the attorney-client fee…
  • Jun 16

    Attorney Client Fee Agreement

    Attorney Client Fee Agreement
    If you want to understand the Donald T. Sterling case, look at it from the point of view of an attorney- client fee agreement. There are two basic agreements:  litigation on a hourly basis and non-litigation on an hourly basis. Either…
  • Jun 4

    Lawyer Video

    Lawyer Video
    Two remarkable lawyer videos:One is (allegedly) an advertisement:The other is (allegedly) from a Florida courtroom:
Rank this Week: 593

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 892

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • 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…
  • May 23

    Paul Walker Car Crash Prompts Lawsuit Against Porsche

    Paul Walker Car Crash Prompts Lawsuit Against Porsche
    The Paul Walker car crash near Los Angeles last year has prompted a lawsuit against Porsche of North America.  The lawsuit alleges various causes of action including negligence and strict products liability.  (For full copy of…
Rank this Week: 785

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1228

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Jun 12

    Plus Side of Not Receiving Huge Donations: No Need to Return Huge Donations!

    Plus Side of Not Receiving Huge Donations: No Need to Return Huge Donations!
    It seems there’s been an epidemic recently of nonprofits either having to, or deciding to, return money to disgraced donors. On the “having to” list, just this week the Wall Street Journal reported that the College of…
  • May 30

    Nonprofit Email Subject Line Fail

    Nonprofit Email Subject Line Fail
    Ping, ping, ping. New messages keep popping up in my email box, many of them from various nonprofits. (Silly me, I can’t resist signing all those petitions; an apparently effective way for nonprofits to capture names and email…
  • May 20

    Why Billionaires Sign on to Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge

    Why Billionaires Sign on to Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge
    A total of 127 people have now added their names to the “Giving Pledge” list  started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. It’s no token commitment: The billionaires on this list have agreed to give over half of…
Rank this Week: 804

San Diego Divorce Attorney Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and spousal support issues in California. By Thomas M. Huguenor.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    California Courts Oversee Amount of Child Support

    California Courts Oversee Amount of Child Support
    When parents divorce, they must address many serious and life-changing issues, including custody, visitation, and child support. In many cases, these issues will arise during family law proceedings involving parents who never married but had…
  • Jun 5

    Court Upholds Divorce Judgment by Default, Despite Allegations of Fraud

    Court Upholds Divorce Judgment by Default, Despite Allegations of Fraud
    California is a no-fault divorce state. This means that if one person wants to end the marriage, the court has the power to do so, without any "cause" and even if the other spouse does not want it to end. It is important to understand the…
  • May 29

    Highest Court in California Rules Life Insurance Policy is Community Property

    Highest Court in California Rules Life Insurance Policy is Community Property
    When people get divorced in California, the law mandates that their "community property" be divided equally between them. This means that any property accumulated during the marriage, with the exception of inheritances and gifts, is subject…
Rank this Week: 578

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    DIY Legal Mistakes Haunt Deceased

    DIY Legal Mistakes Haunt Deceased
    A recent Forbes article highlights three recent cases where do-it-yourself legal planning and failure to follow through on the details resulted in unintended postmortem consequences:[L]egal mistakes made during a lifetime can create a mess at…
  • May 10

    Client Launches Online Drones, Unmanned Systems, and Robotics Resource

    Client Launches Online Drones, Unmanned Systems, and Robotics Resource
    Client BriMar Entprises, LLC has launched their fascinating new websiteTheFutureIsUnmanned.comfocusing on unmanned systems and robotic technology.The site provides news, information, and commentary about what are more popularly known as…
  • Apr 23

    Unpaid Internships and the Minimum Wage

    Unpaid Internships and the Minimum Wage
    As reported today by the Wall Street Journal (Colleges, Employers Rethink Internship Policies) unpaid interns continue to cause labor law issues for companies and non-profit organizations, leading to the elimination of some internships and…
Rank this Week: 907

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • May 21

    Attorney General Posts 2013 Proposition 65 Settlement Number

    Attorney General Posts 2013 Proposition 65 Settlement Number
    Every year, Cal Biz Lit eagerly awaits the Attorney General's release of the Alpert report, summarizing the past year's Proposition 65 settlements by defendant and by private party enforcer. CBL hasn't yet figured out who Alpert is, but…
  • Oct 9

    Assembly Bill 227: Proposition 65 Reform or Sausage Making?

    Assembly Bill 227: Proposition 65 Reform or Sausage Making?
    Two different efforts to reform Proposition 65 abuses have fallen flat. As CalBizLit readers know, last May, Governor Brown announced a plan to eliminate a number of abuses of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.…
  • Jul 16

    Attorney General Releases 2012 Proposition 65 Settlement Data

    Attorney General Releases 2012 Proposition 65 Settlement Data
    Each year, California's Attorney General posts a document listiing all of the past year's Proposition 65 settlements. Cal Biz Lit has summarized these in past years adding information about the percentage of private party enforcer /…
Rank this Week: 697

California Comp Blog

California Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation legal decisions.

http://www.californiacompblog.com/
  • May 7

    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP Announces New Presentation on Safety Officer Benefits & Presumption

    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP Announces New Presentation on Safety Officer Benefits & Presumption
    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP is pleased to announce our new Powerpoint presentation: Safety Officer Benefits & Presumptions – Mitigating Public Agency Workers’ Compensation Exposure.  This presentation covers…
  • Mar 31

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation
    The Appeals Board has issued a proposed en banc decision addressing whether the original panel QME or AME must be used to address subsequent dates of injury. In Ismael Navarro v. City of Montebello, the Appeals Board proposed holding the…
  • Mar 3

    Appeals Board Limits Applicability of Independent Medical Review

    Appeals Board Limits Applicability of Independent Medical Review
    The Appeals Board has issued an en banc decision addressing the WCAB’s jurisdiction to resolve medical disputes and the applicability of Independent Medical Review. In Jose Dubon v. World Restoration, Inc.; and State Compensation…
Rank this Week: 675

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Apr 25

    Yet more controversy over solar power The…

    Yet more controversy over solar power The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a report concerning the effect on birds of three solar facilities in Southern California.…
  • Oct 14

    Europe threatened by power outages this winter | EurActiv

    Europe threatened by power outages this winter | EurActiv
    The French multinational company Cap Gemini warned in their European Observatory of Energy Markets that energy security in Europe was under threat and that the region could soon be exposed to massive power outages during the winter, due to…
  • Sep 24

    Der Spiegel: Climate Scientists Face Crisis Over Global Warming Pause - SPIEGEL ONLINE

    Der Spiegel: Climate Scientists Face Crisis Over Global Warming Pause - SPIEGEL ONLINE
    A survey conducted on behalf of SPIEGEL found a dramatic shift in public opinion -- Germans are losing their fear of climate change. While in 2006 a sizeable majority of 62 percent expressed a fear of global warning, that number...
Rank this Week: 1008

Orange County Trademark Attorney

Orange County Trademark Attorney

Covers trademark litigation, infringement, and registration. By Mandour & Associates APC.

http://www.orangecountytrademarkattorney.pro/
  • Apr 16

    Google Runs into Trouble in Attempt to Secure Trademark Protection for "Glass"

    Google Runs into Trouble in Attempt to Secure Trademark Protection for "Glass"
    Orange County - There has been no smooth sailing so far for Google in its push to get the word "Glass" registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as a federally protected trademark. While the company obtained…
  • Feb 13

    Big Money at Stake Over "12th Man" Trademark in Football

    Big Money at Stake Over "12th Man" Trademark in Football
    Orange County - Lately, it has been hard to miss the reigning Superbowl Champion Seattle Seahawks' "12th Man" signs, banners and cheers across TV, the internet, and social media. Popular as it may be, the term famously associated with the…
  • Jan 10

    Ford and Tesla Clash Over "Model E" Trademark

    Ford and Tesla Clash Over "Model E" Trademark
    Orange County - Two of the world's most well known car manufacturers are going head to head over the trademark right to the name "Model E." Records on file with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) show that on August 5,…
Rank this Week: 1241

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Covers discovery plans, depositions, interrogatories and privileges. By Katherine Gallo.

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Apr 4

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law
    As a discovery referee in family law matters, I often come upon issues where opposing counsel does not think the Discovery Act applies to their proceeding. They argue that it is not necessary to make a diligent search and a reasonable inquiry…
  • Mar 5

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?
    Last November I received the following e-mail: Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6 months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to interrogatories in a meaningful way? I…
  • Mar 5

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?
    Last November I received the following e-mail: Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6 months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to interrogatories in a meaningful way? I…
Rank this Week: 1189

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 18

    New California Law Reduces Bicycle Injury Accident

    New California Law Reduces Bicycle Injury Accident
    Everyday I see articles in the newspapers about bicyclists being injured in collisions with autos. Recently, Governor Brown signed a bill which should help reduce the number of these accidents. The new law (AB 1371), known as "Three Feet for…
  • Dec 3

    Alameda Pedestrian Accidents Raise Safety Concern

    Alameda Pedestrian Accidents Raise Safety Concern
    This past November two pedestrians were critically injured in separate auto accidents in Alameda. One accident occurred on Bay Farm Island, and the other occurred on Webster Street near the Posey Tube. Both accidents are still under…
  • Nov 7

    Experts Invaluable for Alameda Personal Injury Practice

    Experts Invaluable for Alameda Personal Injury Practice
    I heard the other day yet another theory of how the young Pharaoh King Tutankhamen died and my interest was peaked. So many diverse theories have surrounded his demise; a blow to the head, various diseases possibly as a result of congenital…
Rank this Week: 760

California Trademark Attorney Blog

California Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers trademark litigation, infringement and registration. By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.californiatrademarkattorney.pro/
  • Mar 17

    Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am Call it Quits in Trademark Fight

    Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am Call it Quits in Trademark Fight
    California - Two of hip hop's biggest names have called a truce in their headline-making legal dispute. Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am recently came to a formal agreement in a trademark infringement conflict. While the exact terms are…
  • Feb 4

    Makers of Popular Candy Crush Saga File Trademark for "Candy"

    Makers of Popular Candy Crush Saga File Trademark for "Candy"
    California - King. com Limited, the company behind 2013's most downloaded mobile app, has made a move to obtain trademark protection over the word "Candy." In an effort to prevent others from riding the wave of success of the enormously…
  • Dec 19

    ShareTV Wins Transfer of Domain Name in Trademark Lawsuit

    ShareTV Wins Transfer of Domain Name in Trademark Lawsuit
    California - San-Diego based ShareTV has landed a huge victory with a federal court judge awarding the company the rights to use the sharetv.com domain name. The lawsuit, which was filed in April in the Eastern District of Virginia, cited a…
Rank this Week: 1196

Nerds in Court

Nerds in Court

Focuses on emerging legal issues and news stories relating to video games, comic books, anime, and other nerd culture. By John G. Nowakowski and Christina R. Evola.

http://nerdsincourt.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1244

Environmental Law & Climate Change…

Environmental Law & Climate Change Law Blog

Covers recent happenings in the world of environmental and climate change law. By Steven M. Taber.

http://taberlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 639

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

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  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Dec 29

    Gifts Made By Personal Check

    Gifts Made By Personal Check
    A check written in 2012 that does not clear until 2013 is at risk of being a 2013 gift, not a 2012 gift, since the donor could have stopped payment in 2013 before it cleared. The issue with using checks to make gifts is that until the check…
Rank this Week: 609

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers work visas, green cards, and adjustments of status. By The Gee Law Firm.

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 30

    New Obama Directive to Aid Parents in Deportation Proceeding

    New Obama Directive to Aid Parents in Deportation Proceeding
    The Obama administration released a directive last Friday, instructing federal immigration officers to be cognizant of family connections and needs when detaining undocumented foreign nationals who have children. The directive does not…
  • Aug 13

    CBP Expands Global Entry Program

    CBP Expands Global Entry Program
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the federal government agency that oversees and enforces many of the country's international trade, customs, and immigration regulations. When entering and exiting the United States, travelers will…
  • Jul 23

    Reform Bill Increases Immigration Opportunities for Afghan National

    Reform Bill Increases Immigration Opportunities for Afghan National
    The Senate's reform bill is more than one thousand pages long and details plans to change employment-based immigration opportunities, as well as provides a pathway to citizenship for many foreign nationals who are currently in the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1006

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 945

Products Liability and Injury…

Products Liability and Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Defective Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices, Products Liability, and Medical Malpractice. By Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.

http://www.productsliabilityinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jul 17

    Does Your Child Ride in the Right Car Seat?

    Does Your Child Ride in the Right Car Seat?
    Car accidents are the number-one cause of death for U.S. children ages one to 12, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). You can help protect your kids in case of a crash by making sure they’re using…
  • Jun 6

    GENERAL RELEASES—UNNAMED PARTIES

    GENERAL RELEASES—UNNAMED PARTIES
    Rodriguez v. Oto, (Sixth District, January 15, 2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 1020, 151 Cal.Rptr.3d 667, 13 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 602, 2013 Daily Journal D.A.R. 636 A man who was injured in a collision with a rented automobile retained an attorney the…
  • May 30

    MICRA—INTENTIONAL TORTS

    MICRA—INTENTIONAL TORTS
    Yun Hee So v. Sook Ja Shin, HP, (Second District, January 3, 2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 652, 151 Cal.Rptr. 34d 257, 13 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 168, 2013 Daily Journal D.A.R. 153 A woman who awoke while under anesthesia during a D & C procedure…
Rank this Week: 836

The Lebrecht Group, APLC Blog

The Lebrecht Group, APLC Blog

Discusses corporate securities law .

http://www.thelebrechtgroup.com/blog/
  • Jul 11

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering
    At long last, the SEC has approved general solicitation in 506 offerings.  I have previously blogged on the subject here and here. It seems each stakeholder group is claiming it as their own victory.  Hedge funds, crowdfunders,…
  • Jun 19

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?
    This week, Fox Business News contributor Tobin Smith was terminated because he violated their policy that “no contributor to FBN [Fox Business Network], nor his/her firm, and/or family members are allowed to accept financial…
  • Jun 6

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?
    This, of course, is a misleading question.  The answer is never.  In case you need some law to back up that conclusion, take a look at the recent case of Robert J. Vitale.  Mr. Vitale was the subject of an SEC enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1201

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    Lung Cancer Awareness Month! November is the month to raise lung cancer awareness to all! Although we may not all know someone with lung cancer, it is a disease that is affecting many today, and the more we know about it, the more support we…
  • Oct 9

    Exposure to Asbestos: When are we at risk of being in contact with it?

    Exposure to Asbestos: When are we at risk of being in contact with it?
    Asbestos can ruin the lives of people who become sick with one of the many Asbestos- related diseases. Most people are exposed to asbestos while at work, which unfortunately, is where we spend most of our time. Being a great insulator,…
  • Oct 3

    Asbestos Compensation for Victim

    Asbestos Compensation for Victim
    Exposure to asbestos can cause various forms of diseases from asbestosis to various forms of cancer including mesothelioma. Exposure to asbestos often occurred in construction trades or industrial sites such as shipyards, refineries, power…
Rank this Week: 1217

SF Bay Area Real Estate and…

SF Bay Area Real Estate and Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers trends, news and legal developments in the California real estate, bankruptcy and business legal communities. By David C. Winton.

http://dcwintonlaw.com
  • Nov 19

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing
    After years of representing clients in bankruptcy, I have assembled a short list of things to do and not do in the 90 (or so) days leading up to a bankruptcy filing.  This list is not exhaustive, nor are these set in stone.  Just some good…
  • Oct 19

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?
    In my January, 2011 blogpost with the catchy title “California anti-deficiency rules redux: California’s new anti-deficiency component, CCP §580e, protects short sellers on first mortgages” and my March, 2010 post on tax issues in…
  • Sep 21

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?
    I was recently introduced to a concept which is being loosely described as a “Dodd-Frank Certification,” by which homeowners can apparently get juniors liens (seconds, thirds, etc.) reduced or fully extinguished if they meet certain…
Rank this Week: 634

Los Angeles Injury Attorney Blog

Los Angeles Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury, auto accident, and medical negligence news. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.losangelesinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Teen Boy Tragically Killed in Upland Hit-and-Run Accident

    Teen Boy Tragically Killed in Upland Hit-and-Run Accident
    SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY - A 13-year-old boy was tragically killed Monday night in a hit-and-run collision that took place at the intersection of Campus Avenue and Arrow Highway in Upland. According to police, the crash occurred shortly before…
  • Oct 4

    Teen Girl Tragically Killed in Collision Involving Suspected DUI Driver

    Teen Girl Tragically Killed in Collision Involving Suspected DUI Driver
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY - A 17-year-old girl was tragically killed after the vehicle she was riding in crashed into the back of a Nissan late Tuesday night in West Covina. California Highway Patrol officers said the driver of the car, Arianna…
  • Sep 24

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Broken Toe Injurie

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Broken Toe Injurie
    Q. What are the symptoms of a broken toe? A. The most common symptoms of a broken toe are: swelling, bruising, difficulty bearing weight, pain, and reduced range of motion. If these symptoms persist, even after you stopped wearing Skechers…
Rank this Week: 659

Northern California Accident…

Northern California Accident Attorney Blog

Published By Estey & Bomberger, LLP

http://www.northerncaliforniaaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    One Motorcyclist Killed, One Injured in Head-on Collision in Siskiyou County

    One Motorcyclist Killed, One Injured in Head-on Collision in Siskiyou County
    YREKA - A head-on collision that left a Fort Jones resident and an Etna man seriously injured is being blamed on distracted driving, the Siskiyou Daily has reported. The accident happened on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at approximately 2:55…
  • Oct 4

    Teen Cyclist Struck by Car in San Leandro Intersection

    Teen Cyclist Struck by Car in San Leandro Intersection
    SAN LEANDRO - A teenage bicyclist was hurt Wednesday morning when he was hit by a car, Mercury News reported. The accident occurred at the intersection of Liberty Street and 163rd Avenue. According to the news report, the cyclist, a…
  • Sep 27

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Back Injurie

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Back Injurie
    Q. I thought one of the benefits of wearing a Skechers Shape-ups was back pain relief? A. One of the many benefits of Shape-ups touted by Skechers was back pain relief, however, a number of consumers have experienced the opposite - the…
Rank this Week: 596