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Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Sep 29

    Father Sues for Copyright Infringement After Live Streaming Baby's Birth

    Father Sues for Copyright Infringement After Live Streaming Baby's Birth
    IPNews® - ABC and Yahoo are being sued for the use a California father’s live stream of his son’s birth. The father is stating that the companies did not have permission to use the video.  ABC and Yahoo claim that the…
  • Sep 19

    Walmart Seeks Patent for Robo-Shopping Cart

    Walmart Seeks Patent for Robo-Shopping Cart
    IPNews® - Walmart has filed for a patent that might bring your shopping cart to life.  The patent involves technology that would allow your shopping cart to drive itself and answer your questions while you focus on shopping. …
  • Sep 9

    Grumpy Cat Sues Grenade Beverage for Copyright Infringement

    Grumpy Cat Sues Grenade Beverage for Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - The owners of famous feline Grumpy Cat filed a lawsuit against its coffee maker licensee Grenade Beverage.   The lawsuit claims that Grenade used the famous Grumpy Cat images and trademark on t-shirts without authorization.…
Rank this Week: 3584

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court arguments in San Diego today

    Supreme Court arguments in San Diego today
    Supreme Court Oral Arguments The Supreme Court will live webcast oral arguments beginning at 10:45 A.M. This special session is being held in San Diego and will feature a Q&A exchange between attending students and the…
  • Sep 29

    RIP Chief Justice Malcolm Luca

    RIP Chief Justice Malcolm Luca
    The Recorder reports that Former State Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas Dies at 89: "The conservative judge steered the court through the post-Rose Bird era." Lucas was an associate justice on the Supreme Court from April 1984 to February 1987,…
  • Sep 29

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Allan Goodman (Retired) of the Los Angeles Superior court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until November 30, 2016.Judge Maria E. Stratton of the Los Angeles…
Rank this Week: 4465

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Federal Contractors: Federal Paid Sick Leave Final Regulations Are Here

    Federal Contractors: Federal Paid Sick Leave Final Regulations Are Here
    California employers have to provide paid sick leave.  How much paid leave, and how to administer it, depends where your business is located within the Golden State.  There is a statewide law, and a growing list of local ordinances.…
  • Sep 28

    CA Employers: Learn Your I-9 Rules or Pay Up to $10,000

    CA Employers: Learn Your I-9 Rules or Pay Up to $10,000
    The employment of more undocumented immigrants, formerly known as illegal aliens, remains a top priority for the California legislature.  Whatever you think of that, the policy creates a dilemma for employers. The dilemma is…
  • Sep 27

    A Couple of New California Employment Laws that Require Attention

    A Couple of New California Employment Laws that Require Attention
    Here are two recently signed laws that will go into effect 1/1/17.First, the Legislature re-drafted the Labor Code provision that prohibits asking applicants about arrests, convictions that have been expunged, or about misdemeanor marijuana…
Rank this Week: 707

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Covers all types of criminal defense topics.

http://www.losangelescrimelawyer.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Four Key Questions to Ask Your Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Four Key Questions to Ask Your Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Being arrested and charged with a crime is a traumatic experience. You are handcuffed and transported to a police station. You are deprived of your freedom until you make bond. It can be overwhelming, especially if you or a loved The post…
  • Sep 27

    Staying Informed: Legislature Passes Bills Affecting California Criminal Law

    Staying Informed: Legislature Passes Bills Affecting California Criminal Law
    The California legislature passed over 700 bills during its most recent term. Governor Jerry Brown has until September 30, 2016 to decide which bills will be enacted into law. The Sacramento Bee published a great, in-depth article breaking…
  • Sep 22

    Is Sexting Considered Child Pornography in California?

    Is Sexting Considered Child Pornography in California?
    If your child has been sending or receiving sexually provocative photos or videos on a computer or smartphone, it is likely considered to be “sexting.”  California law enforcement consider sexting to be child pornography,…
Rank this Week: 1690

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/
  • Sep 29

    Brager IRS Survey Yields Surprise

    Brager IRS Survey Yields Surprise
    Periodically, the Brager Tax Law Group surveys tax preparers and/or taxpayers on a variety of issues. Our most recent survey targeted tax preparers and their interaction with the IRS in a number of areas, including disclosure programs,…
  • Sep 28

    How to Limit Your Tax Penalties for Failure to File

    How to Limit Your Tax Penalties for Failure to File
    Are you behind in filing your tax return? If you have not filed a tax return for one or more years, you could be facing some steep penalties and interest on your past due tax returns and payments. Penalties for failure to file and interest on…
  • Sep 23

    Why Hire a Tax Attorney for a Tax Return Audit?

    Why Hire a Tax Attorney for a Tax Return Audit?
    When you are notified that you have been chosen for a tax return audit, you may not be sure what to do next. How do you prepare for an intense inspection of your tax documents and ensure you can answer any questions the tax auditor may have?…
Rank this Week: 1085

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Sep 29

    Appellate Law — What Are Amicus Curiae Briefs?

    Appellate Law — What Are Amicus Curiae Briefs?
    A couple of years ago we blogged about Amicus Curiae briefs, their role in the appellate law, and how they can benefit California’s employers. Since our original post, we witnessed a number of cases in which Amicus Curiae briefs played…
  • Sep 22

    The Importance of Posting a Salary Schedule

    The Importance of Posting a Salary Schedule
    This post was authored by Heather Coffman We’ve all heard the saying, “If it’s not written down, it didn’t happen.”  In the context of retirement benefits for PERS members, the saying is slightly modified:…
  • Sep 14

    Employers, Prepare for the Wave of Unequal Pay Litigation

    Employers, Prepare for the Wave of Unequal Pay Litigation
    Dear Human Resource Managers (and other interested management): How many times has an employee complained to you that he or she was not being paid fairly?  Certainly, at least once and possibly more.  What was your impression of the…
Rank this Week: 3685

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: 3012

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers work visas, green cards, and adjustments of status. By Seaport Law Group.

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 28

    2018 Green Card Diversity Lottery Starts October 4

    2018 Green Card Diversity Lottery Starts October 4
    Diversity Lottery 2018 to open October 4, 2016. The post 2018 Green Card Diversity Lottery Starts October 4 appeared first on Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog.
  • Feb 25

    Data Shows Most PERM Applications are for Highly Educated Worker

    Data Shows Most PERM Applications are for Highly Educated Worker
    Each quarter, the Department of Labor publishes statistical data about the applications and certifications it adjudicates as a preliminary step in employment-based immigration petitions.  Applicants for H-1B’s, H-2A’s,…
  • Feb 18

    Increased Immigration Filing Fees for this Year’s H-1B Lottery

    Increased Immigration Filing Fees for this Year’s H-1B Lottery
    Some Silicon Valley employers preparing to file new H-1B petitions on April 1st may be shocked by the filing fees, extraordinarily high for some employers.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, raised the supplemental fees from…
Rank this Week: 3993

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

Covers environmental law, climate change, and clean technology. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • Sep 28

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund
    Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that it permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims from the California UST Cleanup Fund (Fund) for…
  • May 31

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation
    Earlier this month, the United States EPA proposed a rule (“Proposed Rule”) that would update and revise National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) regulations. Rather than reopening the existing NPDES…
  • May 31

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation
    Earlier this month, the United States EPA proposed a rule (“Proposed Rule”) that would update and revise National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) regulations. Rather than reopening the existing NPDES…
Rank this Week: 2770

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Vann H. Slatter, Esq., APLC.

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyer.net/
  • Sep 28

    How Much Is My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?

    How Much Is My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?
    Every day, motorcyclists are injured by negligent drivers. This is especially true in busy metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles. If you or someone you know is injured in a motorcycle collision, how do you know how much your case…
  • Sep 16

    What Should I Know If I Am Injured By A Third Party While A Guest At A Hotel?

    What Should I Know If I Am Injured By A Third Party While A Guest At A Hotel?
    All too often these days, hotel guests are hurt by the criminal acts of another person. Assault, battery, and sexual assault are just a few of the criminal acts that good people often suffer at the hands of another. This is…
  • Sep 7

    What Do I Need To Know If I Am Injured By The Criminal Acts Of A Third Party On A Business Owner’s Property?

    What Do I Need To Know If I Am Injured By The Criminal Acts Of A Third Party On A Business Owner’s Property?
    In this article, we discuss if and when a business property owner is liable for the criminal acts of a third party on their property, and what you should do if you are injured by the criminal acts of a third party while on the property owned…
Rank this Week: 1710

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/
  • Sep 28

    CDC Report: Rate of Car Accident Deaths Highest in United State

    CDC Report: Rate of Car Accident Deaths Highest in United State
    Since the turn of the 21st Century, car accident deaths had been falling in the United States.  That downward trend is likely due to several different safety initiatives.  These initiatives include improved safety and technology in…
  • Sep 28

    Study: NFL Traumatic Brain Injuries Shockingly Prevalent

    Study: NFL Traumatic Brain Injuries Shockingly Prevalent
    NFL fans understand that the risks involved with playing this violent game are extreme.  We have heard the stories about players whose brains were severely injured while playing.  The worst part of this is that we only found out…
  • Sep 27

    Types of Spinal Fracture

    Types of Spinal Fracture
    Spinal fractures are common outcomes of many impact accidents, such as motor vehicle collisions, falls from heights, gunshots, or sports incidents.  The spinal cord is a complex bundle of nerves and vertebrae, responsible for…
Rank this Week: 3360

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1429

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

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

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

    California Lawsuit Claims Fraud, Negligence Against Business for Alleged Pricing Scheme

    California Lawsuit Claims Fraud, Negligence Against Business for Alleged Pricing Scheme
    Businesses that sell goods and services to the general public must take care regarding how they advertise their products and themselves in order to avoid possible claims under state and federal consumer laws prohibiting false or misleading…
  • Sep 15

    “Independent Contractors” Versus “Employees” Under California Labor Law

    “Independent Contractors” Versus “Employees” Under California Labor Law
    The precise nature of the legal relationships between an employer and the people who work for it depends on whether those workers are employees or independent contractors. Employees are often entitled to a broad range of legal protections…
  • Aug 31

    Corporate Directors, Officers in California Owe a Duty of Loyalty to Shareholder

    Corporate Directors, Officers in California Owe a Duty of Loyalty to Shareholder
    California law gives the directors and officers of a corporation principal authority over the corporation’s ordinary affairs. It also identifies certain fiduciary duties that the directors and officers owe to the shareholders and to the…
Rank this Week: 2473

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/
  • Sep 28

    Could A Skin Patch Help Prevent DUIs?

    Could A Skin Patch Help Prevent DUIs?
    Would the number of DUIs in Los Angeles decrease if drivers and/or police officers had an easier, more reliable way to measure blood alcohol content? Researchers at the University of San Diego have developed a wearable, flexible sensor that…
  • Sep 26

    Officers Face Charges After DUI Cover Up

    Officers Face Charges After DUI Cover Up
    Most police officers in the City of Angels take very seriously their responsibility to get Los Angeles DUI drivers off the road. Occasionally, however, some law enforcement officials may turn a blind eye to someone’s drinking and…
  • Sep 21

    Children Are Often Victims in DUI Crashe

    Children Are Often Victims in DUI Crashe
    The State of California law recognizes that children involved in incidents of DUI in Los Angeles are at special risk; in fact, California Vehicle Code 23572 mandates enhancements in penalties for anyone driving DUI with kids in the car. For a…
Rank this Week: 4246

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    Free Rides Home Yields Fewer DUI Arrest

    Free Rides Home Yields Fewer DUI Arrest
    Drivers who want to party on New Year’s Eve but don’t want to risk an arrest on a charge of DUI in Los Angeles usually have some options: free rides on public transit, or a “Tipsy Tow” offered by a local AAA driving…
  • Sep 26

    Dad Kills Daughter in DUI Accident

    Dad Kills Daughter in DUI Accident
    For most parents, the chilling prospect of losing a child in a car crash would be enough to persuade them from DUI in Los Angeles when their son or daughter is riding with them. But that didn’t deter one father in Cortland, New York,…
  • Sep 19

    The Fix Was in for DUI Case

    The Fix Was in for DUI Case
    The only surefire way to avoid a conviction on DUI in Los Angeles is not to get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking or using drugs. But if you’ve made an error in judgment, and the police arrest you on a DUI charge, your…
Rank this Week: 761

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: 1672

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    How the California Juvenile Justice System Continues to Change

    How the California Juvenile Justice System Continues to Change
    If you’ve ever heard the term “juvenile hall,” you know there is a difference between adult criminal courts and the juvenile justice system. But what really is the difference? Don’t minors convicted of crimes just go…
  • Sep 19

    New Law Permits Police to Use Body Scanners to Search You When Arrested

    New Law Permits Police to Use Body Scanners to Search You When Arrested
    The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. This protection requires law enforcement to seek a warrant or to have probable cause in order to search you or your property. However, a new California law allows…
  • Sep 16

    New More Liberal California Supreme Court Could Protect Your Right

    New More Liberal California Supreme Court Could Protect Your Right
    In the criminal justice system, there is almost always a way for you to get a second chance. If you are convicted of a crime, you may be able to appeal your conviction. If your appeal fails, you may be able to appeal to a higher court. If you…
Rank this Week: 405

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2967

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    EEOC Issues New Retaliation Guidance for Worker

    EEOC Issues New Retaliation Guidance for Worker
    For the first time in nearly two decades, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has revised its guidance on the issue of workplace retaliation. This is an important issue because retaliation is the most frequently-alleged…
  • Sep 25

    U.S. Rep.: Chipotle Wage Theft Needs DOL Investigation

    U.S. Rep.: Chipotle Wage Theft Needs DOL Investigation
    The U.S. Department of Labor should investigate alleged wage theft by Chipotle Mexican Grill, says U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut.  The burrito chain, which last year grappled with a host of food safety problems, is now…
  • Sep 22

    Age Discrimination Cited in Apple Genius Bar Denying Work to Renowned Apple Software Engineer

    Age Discrimination Cited in Apple Genius Bar Denying Work to Renowned Apple Software Engineer
    Age discrimination is something we’re going to be seeing a lot more of in the coming years, as older generations are working longer and in more highly specialized fields. As of 2016, nearly 20 percent of Americans over the age of 65 are…
Rank this Week: 2334

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    CHP Gets Involved in Crashe

    CHP Gets Involved in Crashe
    CHP Helps with Deadly Collison The California Highway Patrol has identified the officer involved in a crash that killed a 15-year-old Willows boy on Interstate 5 earlier this week. Officer Jim Gamble, 49, was driving his patrol vehicle just…
  • Sep 23

    Truck Incidents in California Cause Traffic Delay

    Truck Incidents in California Cause Traffic Delay
    Truck Collision Injures Children Two little girls, ages 4 and 7, were killed in a terrible accident Tuesday after the truck they were riding in crashed in the Russian River. The crash happened on a stretch of Highway 116 with a narrow…
  • Sep 16

    Dog Bite Number

    Dog Bite Number
    Dog Bite Cases Among US Postal Service Mail Carriers The good news for National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 15-21) is that Los Angeles is no longer the USPS ‘Dog-Bite Capital,” a distinction garnered in 2014 from 77 dog bites to…
Rank this Week: 1510

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Sep 27

    Trigger-Happy Warning

    Trigger-Happy Warning
    An article on Heatstreet—HeatStreet? Heat Street? I’d really like to get this right. I don’t want anyone upset. It’s upsetting me that I might be unable to un-upset others—anyway, this article posted on a website…
  • Sep 26

    World-Wide Pariah

    World-Wide Pariah
    In this post, I’m going to talk a little bit about sex offenders. I’m not going to ask you to like them. I’m not going to ask you to feel sorry for them. You can continue to think of them as the vilest forms of human beings…
  • Sep 22

    A Culture of Lie

    A Culture of Lie
    This may seem—especially to anyone who knows my views, and read the headline—like it’s going to be a post about cops. I suppose, mostly, it is. But it’s really a post about all of us. It’s a post about the fact…
Rank this Week: 770

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Sep 27

    One Mighty Big Divorce

    One Mighty Big Divorce
    Mr. Zhou Yahui and his wife Ms. Li Qiong live in China. As a couple, they were ranked 11th in a global list of self-made billionaires under the age of 40.  Mr. Zhou is the chairman of online gaming firm Beijing Kunlun Tech. Most notably…
  • Sep 8

    6 Steps Toward Friendship With Your Ex After Divorce

    6 Steps Toward Friendship With Your Ex After Divorce
    The heartbreak of a breakup, separation or divorce can shatter your world with such intensity that it feels as if you’re the only who has ever experienced such unbearable pain. If children are involved, not only did your heart break,…
  • Aug 23

    New Law on Date of Separation

    New Law on Date of Separation
    In the Summer of 2015 the California Supreme Court released its opinion in the Marriage of Davis case. In that case the Court took the traditional test for date of separation, i.e., state of mind that the marriage was irretrievably broken…
Rank this Week: 2233

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 4694

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    A Partition Referee Can Help Make Breaking Up Real Estate Ownership Easier

    A Partition Referee Can Help Make Breaking Up Real Estate Ownership Easier
    If you are a part owner of a piece of real estate you may have disagreements with your fellow owners about what should be done with it. If these disagreements are serious enough the best option may be to sell the property and the owners can…
  • Sep 20

    Orange County’s Housing Market Continues to Warm Up

    Orange County’s Housing Market Continues to Warm Up
    The Orange County housing market continues to do well for sellers, buyers not so much. The Orange County Register reports that for the 22 business days ending February 9 the county’s median selling residential home price was $620,000,…
  • Sep 6

    Delaware Judge Overrules Corporate Board, Decides Price for Corporate Buyout

    Delaware Judge Overrules Corporate Board, Decides Price for Corporate Buyout
    Normally a judge will not get involved in the sale of the business as long as there was no fraud and there was fair dealing with the purchase. In May the Delaware Court of Chancery did something out of the ordinary in a decision with…
Rank this Week: 1531

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 27

    When a Child is Removed Due to Abuse or Neglect

    When a Child is Removed Due to Abuse or Neglect
    In California, if the state learns that a child is being neglected or abused, the child can be removed from the parent’s home. When a child is taken away from their parents because of neglect and/or abuse, it is referred to as…
  • Sep 19

    What Can Change in a Family Law Case?

    What Can Change in a Family Law Case?
    When people first file a family law case, such as a paternity action, a legal separation, or a divorce, it can be quite overwhelming and understandably so. For some parties, the court process can be intimidating, but please know that…
  • Sep 12

    FAQs About Child Custody

    FAQs About Child Custody
    When parents decide that it’s time to end their marriage, one of their greatest concerns is child custody, especially when they predict child custody to be a point of contention with their spouse. If you are contemplating divorce…
Rank this Week: 3948

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

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

    Crying In Baseball

    Crying In Baseball
    I recently heard someone talk about the power of being intensely passionate about something that you know deep down is really not that important.  And it is just possible that my love of, perhaps obsession with, baseball -- and…
  • Sep 21

    California's Death Penalty Cannot Be Reformed; It Must Be Replaced: Yes on 62 And No on 66

    California's Death Penalty Cannot Be Reformed; It Must Be Replaced: Yes on 62 And No on 66
    Voters have an opportunity to finally put an end to California's failed experiment with the death penalty by passing Proposition 62, and replacing it with a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.The history of California's…
  • Sep 19

    Birtherism And Basket Case

    Birtherism And Basket Case
    This weekend proved that the mainstream media is incapable of handling the sheer volume of dishonesty and deceit that oozes out of the Trump campaign.  After Donald Trump brazenly lied about his role in the birther…
Rank this Week: 2896

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Sep 27

    WHAT’S YOUR TARGET MARKET?

    WHAT’S YOUR TARGET MARKET?
    AT A RECENT SEMINAR FOR LAWYERS, I MENTIONED THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING YOUR TARGET MARKET. THE RESPONSE I GOT WAS “WHAT IS A TARGET MARKET?” Since this is the basis of all marketing, I thought it would be appropriate to spend some…
  • Sep 19

    WHY ATTORNEYS DON’T ASK FOR HELP: Or ask for the wrong help

    WHY ATTORNEYS DON’T ASK FOR HELP: Or ask for the wrong help
                           One of the hardest things attorneys find to do is ask for the right help.                        …
  • Aug 22

    FOUR STEPS TO TAKE WHEN PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AT YOU

    FOUR STEPS TO TAKE WHEN PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AT YOU
    You might consider a few therapy sessions if these simple suggestions don’t work for you.  Because, let’s face it….you can’t be a successful, happy attorney unless you can handle a lot of negativity.  Solos…
Rank this Week: 1502

Southern California Injury Lawyer…

Southern California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. By Sharifi Firm, PLC.

http://www.southerncaliforniainjurylawyer.net/
Rank this Week: 1637

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1164

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Sep 27

    Effective oral arguments in court

    Effective oral arguments in court
    I have seen many lawyers argue themselves OUT of a win by talking too much in court. The first rule of oral argument in court is that if you do not need to say anything because the judge is agreeing with you, then SHUT UP. You do yourself no…
  • Sep 15

    Make your point: How to write a winning brief

    Make your point: How to write a winning brief
    How do you write a winning brief? Say what you are going to say, say it, and then say what you said. That is an old rule in writing and it applies to well written legal briefs also. The biggest problem with most written legal arguments is the…
  • Aug 30

    Not too much…and not too few: Reciting the facts of your California Trust or Will lawsuit

    Not too much…and not too few: Reciting the facts of your California Trust or Will lawsuit
      When you are faced with a California Trust or Will lawsuit, you have to respond. But what does a response look like? How much do you have to say and what effect does your response have on your case? Responses are funny things. Sometime…
Rank this Week: 3525

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/
  • Sep 27

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 3

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 3
    In our last post, we looked at the new, general regulations for consumer product warnings under Proposition 65. There are also new warning regulations for specific types of product, and we start looking at them today. Product-Specific Warning…
  • Sep 20

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 2

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 2
    In our last post, we gave a summary of some of the changes to OEHHA's regulations setting out requirements for Proposition 65 warnings that will be deemed "clear and reasonable." Today, we look at the new provisions which generally apply...
  • Sep 16

    New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations, Part 1

    New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations, Part 1
    For many years, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment ("OEHHA"), the lead agency for Proposition 65, has had enabling regulations intended to provide "safe harbor" warnings, that would be automatically deemed "clear and…
Rank this Week: 596

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Sep 26

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system
    In an Advisory Opinion issued on September 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) announced that  it would not impose administrative sanctions against the manufacturer…
  • Sep 22

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)
    In March 2016, the Austrian Supreme Court granted an award for pain and suffering to a patient for mental strain after a piece of broken scissors was left in his body following a surgery despite the fact that the claimant had not suffered any…
  • Sep 21

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)
    The mother of a 2-year old child who suffered grave injuries in a road traffic accident appealed against the court order obtained by the grandmother to withdraw all respiration and to treat the child only with pain relief, sedation and…
Rank this Week: 1771

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    E-2 Visa: How to determine the minimum investment amount

    E-2 Visa: How to determine the minimum investment amount
    In this video, Attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq. discusses one of your frequently asked questions about the E-2 visa program: Is there a minimum investment amount? How can I determine how much money to invest for the E-2 visa? For more…
  • Sep 19

    The Ultimate Frequently Asked Question: HOW YOU can find a job and work in the US

    The Ultimate Frequently Asked Question: HOW YOU can find a job and work in the US
    In this video, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick discusses job search tips for foreign workers. This video will teach you how to find a job in the United States as a foreign national, how to present yourself to employers as a foreign national, and…
  • Sep 12

    What to Expect at the STOKES ‘Fraud’ Interview and How to Avoid It

    What to Expect at the STOKES ‘Fraud’ Interview and How to Avoid It
    In this segment Attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq. discusses the STOKES interview otherwise known as the infamous “fraud interview” for the green card application. During the STOKES interview the US Citizen petitioner is separated…
Rank this Week: 3986

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat - A Professional Corporation.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Jim Carrey Sued for Wrongful Death in California

    Jim Carrey Sued for Wrongful Death in California
    On September 19, news broke that Jim Carrey is being sued in California for wrongful death by his girlfriend’s estranged husband. Carrey’s girlfriend, Cathriona White, committed suicide in September 2015 by overdosing on several…
  • Aug 24

    Construction Site Accident Wrongful Death Jury Verdict

    Construction Site Accident Wrongful Death Jury Verdict
    A recent construction site accident wrongful death Los Angeles County case and jury verdict illustrate several important topics, including cases in which several parties share liability in causing workplace accidents, workers’…
  • Aug 8

    City Truck Runs Over Sleeping Man $2.3M Verdict

    City Truck Runs Over Sleeping Man $2.3M Verdict
    Californians are sometimes injured by people who are working at the time of their accidents, including public employees. Both private and public employers may be held to be liable for the actions of their employees in certain situations. A…
Rank this Week: 2340

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Sep 26

    California Prevailing Wage: Five Traps to Avoid

    California Prevailing Wage: Five Traps to Avoid
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Sep 22

    California Prevailing Wage Law Expanded to Cover Private Project

    California Prevailing Wage Law Expanded to Cover Private Project
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Nov 4

    ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources: Economic impacts in ESA critical habitat designation

    ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources: Economic impacts in ESA critical habitat designation
    Federal environmental lawyer, Matthew J. Sanders, recently joined Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell as Of Counsel in our San Francisco office. Sanders' federal and California environmental law experience includes successfully litigating…
Rank this Week: 2823

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Sep 26

    The 16th Edition of Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions Is Here!

    The 16th Edition of Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions Is Here!
    Authored by Christopher A. Crosman. We are excited to announce the 16th edition of Seyfarth Shaw’s publication Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions. As in previous editions, this publication reviews the…
  • Sep 22

    No Rest for the Weary: California Law on Rest Break

    No Rest for the Weary: California Law on Rest Break
    Seyfarth Synopsis: California’s rules on rest breaks are still developing. Recent cases have addressed the timing of rest breaks, and whether employees (particularly those who remain “on call”) must be relieved of all duty…
  • Sep 15

    The Fault Line Running Under “No Fault” Attendance Policie

    The Fault Line Running Under “No Fault” Attendance Policie
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Many employers have “no fault” attendance policies in place to manage employee absenteeism.  Are these policies putting California employers on shaky ground? Read on…. “No fault”…
Rank this Week: 1476

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Evading A Police Officer in Orange County, CA

    Evading A Police Officer in Orange County, CA
    California Vehicle Code Section 2800.1 and 2800.2 make it illegal to flee or attempt to evade a police officer. The individual who flees from the police after the police turn on the overhead lights would seem to be in for trouble. What with…
  • Jul 23

    Elder Abuse in Orange County, CA

    Elder Abuse in Orange County, CA
    I receive lots of inquiries about elder abuse from people who have read my previous blogs and visited my website. Most of the contacts are from folks who believe that their elderly relatives have been either physically or financially abused…
  • Jul 23

    Elder Abuse in Orange County, CA

    Elder Abuse in Orange County, CA
    I receive lots of inquiries about elder abuse from people who have read my previous blogs and visited my website. Most of the contacts are from folks who believe that their elderly relatives have been either physically or financially abused…
Rank this Week: 4575

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
  • Sep 26

    Absent federal, state, and regional leadership, cities and counties seek transportation funding this November

    Absent federal, state, and regional leadership, cities and counties seek transportation funding this November
    Facing congested and deteriorating infrastructure, California voters will decide on an unprecedented 16+ transportation measures on this November’s ballot. The post Absent federal, state, and regional leadership, cities and counties…
  • Sep 13

    The complicated story behind widening Highway 1 in Santa Cruz

    The complicated story behind widening Highway 1 in Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz County is in the midst of a debate over how to relieve gridlock along Highway 1. Traffic congestion has continued to worsen in recent years along the four lane freeway, to the point that an 18 mile one-way commute to or from…
  • Sep 13

    The complicated story behind widening Highway 1 in Santa Cruz

    The complicated story behind widening Highway 1 in Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz County is in the midst of a debate over how to relieve gridlock along Highway 1. Traffic congestion has continued to worsen in recent years along the four lane freeway, to the point that an 18 mile one-way commute to or from…
Rank this Week: 3090

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 2356

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers disability and medical discrimination, employment claims, workplace discrimination, and workplace harassment. By the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg.

http://www.losangelesemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

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  • Mar 21

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say
    It can feel like you’re being interrogated- your sat on a chair in front of one, or a row of people, who will give you question after question, judge your answers and make little notes while you talk. It’s a universal fact of life- nobody…
  • Aug 20

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?
    The battle of the sexes is an age old argument, but perhaps no issue gets either side more fired up than the question “Are women worse drivers than men?”  Women have gotten an unfair rap of being poor drivers, but who is it that is…
Rank this Week: 1083

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/
  • Sep 26

    Recent Case Highlights The Dangers Of Consequential Damage Waivers in IT Contract

    Recent Case Highlights The Dangers Of Consequential Damage Waivers in IT Contract
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit—one of the highest federal courts below the Supreme Court—recently affirmed a decision in Silverpop Systems, Inc. v. Leading Market Technologies, Inc. finding that all damages…
  • Sep 18

    Sixth Circuit: Suit Challenging Data Breach Caused by Hacking May Proceed

    Sixth Circuit: Suit Challenging Data Breach Caused by Hacking May Proceed
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit concluded that certain allegations of harm after a data breach caused by hacking are sufficiently concrete to confer Article III standing. This case may make it more difficult for companies…
  • Sep 13

    CASL Enforcement: Canadian Authorities Secure New Undertaking

    CASL Enforcement: Canadian Authorities Secure New Undertaking
    A major food manufacturer can be added to the list of companies that have entered into a voluntary undertaking to avoid enforcement proceedings under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL”). Kellogg Settlement For about two…
Rank this Week: 1766

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

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

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Sep 26

    What the Kimye-Taylor Swift Feud Taught Us About Recording Conversation

    What the Kimye-Taylor Swift Feud Taught Us About Recording Conversation
    Are you aware of the “Kimye” and Taylor Swift feud? The latest piece of celebrity gossip may serve as juicy fodder for the rumor mill, but it also raises some interesting legal questions. For the uninitiated, here’s the…
  • Sep 19

    How Common is Domestic Abuse?

    How Common is Domestic Abuse?
    Domestic violence remains a problem both in the United States as well as globally. It affects both women and men: about 85% of domestic violence victims are women and 15% are men. Domestic violence comes in several forms. Here are the most…
  • Sep 12

    FAQs About Domestic Violence

    FAQs About Domestic Violence
    Being accused of a crime is a daunting prospect. Knowing the facts about how the criminal charge process works can help bring you some peace of mind. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about criminal charges and domestic…
Rank this Week: 2402

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Sep 25

    How to Go About Getting A Divorce the Right Way, From Start to Finish

    How to Go About Getting A Divorce the Right Way, From Start to Finish
    How to go about getting a divorce from start to finish, the right way, may feel overwhelming. Perhaps the divorce process feels too complex. It doesn’t have to be. It takes smart choices and reasonable expectations to get through it…
  • Jun 2

    Ex Parte Divorce and Child Custody Procedure and Hearing

    Ex Parte Divorce and Child Custody Procedure and Hearing
    Ex parte divorce proceedings are common in California family law cases. Unfortunately, they are too common and too many ex parte divorce or child custody applications are heard every day. In this article, we will discuss Orange County Family…
  • May 30

    Divorcing an Alcoholic with Smart Tips for Husbands and Wive

    Divorcing an Alcoholic with Smart Tips for Husbands and Wive
    What is it like to divorce an alcoholic? What can a spouse expect when divorcing an alcoholic? If you asked 10 different spouses who have gone through this experience, you may get 10 different answers. That is because we believe the number…
Rank this Week: 2412

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Sep 25

    The erroneous statistics of the Justice Department and the pointless detention of Haitian

    The erroneous statistics of the Justice Department and the pointless detention of Haitian
    In August 26, 2016, the Justice Department informed the Supreme Court through letters that it provided it with erroneous statistics that formed the basis of the government’s victory in a 2003 case, Demore v. Kim, which upheld the…
  • Aug 28

    Moral turpitude, it’s time to put a stake in its heart

    Moral turpitude, it’s time to put a stake in its heart
    This week brought two moral turpitude decisions from two courts of appeals, Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch in the Ninth Circuit  and Arias v.  Lynch in the 7th Circuit. Moral turpitude is important in immigration law. Getting convicted of…
  • Aug 21

    Flores v. Lynch, an example of the risks in winning your case.

    Flores v. Lynch, an example of the risks in winning your case.
    On July 6, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in Flores v. Lynch, a lawsuit brought by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law to decide about a difference in interpretation of a Settlement agreement the…
Rank this Week: 4863

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Sep 24

    Being Laid Off And The Right to Stock Option

    Being Laid Off And The Right to Stock Option
    One of the more painful things that happen to employees of start-ups in San Francisco and the rest of Silicon Valley is being laid off shortly before or right before they become eligible for a stock or right before an important vesting…
  • Sep 10

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave?

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave?
    One common question employees ask is whether they can be fired while on disability leave and whether that would be legal. The reality is that an employer can choose to fire you at any time for any reason, and nothing can physically stop them…
  • Aug 28

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean
    Many employees (and employers) misunderstand what FMLA protection means. They assume that this protection provides them with a certain immunity from being terminated – i.e. that they cannot be terminated while on FMLA leave no…
Rank this Week: 860