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Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the fruits and nuts of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 828

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer…

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal laws and cases on DUI, theft and drug cases. By Kann Law Office.

http://www.losangelescountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI
    A local junior high school principal admitted that she had "made a mistake" and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The 57-year-old woman, a Canyon Country resident and principal…
  • Aug 6

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge
    A 28-year-old sheriff's deputy has been arrested and is facing charges for soliciting bribes and rape in connection with crimes he allegedly committed while on duty. The seven-year veteran, who is a resident of Valencia, was working at the…
  • Jul 16

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again
    A Canyon Country resident who was arrested last year and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon may finally get his day in court. He was accused of stabbing a man in a Canyon Country home in February 2012. It's been a…
Rank this Week: 741

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: 723

Robin Mashal's Blog

Robin Mashal's Blog

By Robin Mashal.

http://robinmashal.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 694

Orange County Criminal Lawyers…

Orange County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers fraud charges, white collar crime, investment fraud and elderly abuse. By the Law Offices of Vincent J. LaBarbera, Jr.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Two Arrests Made in Irvine Craigslist Robbery

    Two Arrests Made in Irvine Craigslist Robbery
    Two men were recently arrested and charged with robbery after allegedly setting up a purchase on Craigslist, The Orange County Register reports.
  • Jan 25

    Police Say They Have Arrested Santa Ana Serial Rapist

    Police Say They Have Arrested Santa Ana Serial Rapist
    Police recently made some serious allegations in a Santa Ana sex crimes case by arresting a man they're telling the public is responsible for several local sexual assaults.
  • Jan 10

    Anaheim Continues Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensarie

    Anaheim Continues Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensarie
    City officials recently extended a ban on Anaheim medical marijuana dispensaries as leaders try to figure out how legal challenges to California's law will play out, The Orange County Register reports.
Rank this Week: 513

Dress Warm

Dress Warm

Covers criminal law. By Keith J. Bruno.

http://dresswarm.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    But Who Was The Better Singer??

    But Who Was The Better Singer??
    MAN FACES TRIAL FOR STABBING AND MURDERING ACQUAINTANCE IN PARK AFTER DISPUTE OVER WHO WAS A BETTER SINGER*Co-defendant has pleaded guilty in this case and is expected to testify in the trial
  • Jun 9

    More Cop Trouble, Jurors (who automatically believe the cops)

    More Cop Trouble, Jurors (who automatically believe the cops)
    June 9, 2010Case # TBAOCSD DEPUTY CHARGED WITH INJURING 78-YEAR-OLD IN CRASH WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS*Defendant is also charged with using fake cocaine to buy prescription drugs in an unrelated case
  • Jun 8

    Truly Tragic..

    Truly Tragic..
    DRIVER UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FACES TRIAL FOR CRASHING INTO AND MURDERING MOM WHO WAS RIDING BIKE WITH SON
Rank this Week: 540

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • May 29

    On Defending Real People; or, Not Losing Sight of the Trees for the Forest

    On Defending Real People; or, Not Losing Sight of the Trees for the Forest
    As a criminal defense lawyer who also writes a blog, I struggle sometimes to maintain my sanity a level head. (Yeah, to be frank, I kept switching the struck-out clause with the final clause, and finally settled on this way of putting it.) As…
  • May 23

    Liquor, Soda, and the Fifth Amendment

    Liquor, Soda, and the Fifth Amendment
    Back in the day—prior to about 1980—liquor and soda could be bought in fifths. A fifth, so-called because it amounted to a fifth of a gallon, was also known as a “short quart” because it was a one-fifth short of a full…
  • May 20

    Quick Look: Speedy Executions, Fewer Exoneration

    Quick Look: Speedy Executions, Fewer Exoneration
    Jennifer Thompson writes about a bill to speed up appeals. The original version of the bill, it appears, would have meant speedy executions, with fewer exonerations. Jennifer points out that this is a problem.  As Anthony Ray Hinton…
Rank this Week: 4583

California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • May 29

    3 Easy Steps to Approach an Unexpected Letter from the IRS Following Tax Day

    3 Easy Steps to Approach an Unexpected Letter from the IRS Following Tax Day
    For weeks you stressed over getting your income tax and report of foreign accounts in order. You spent time tracking down W-2s, various 1099s, and other statements of income. You also spent time ensuring that the tax positions you or your…
  • May 24

    What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?

    What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?
    Many taxpayers are highly conscientious regarding tax deadlines and ensuring that all obligations are squared away in a timely manner. Other taxpayers may take a more relaxed approach to their taxes but nevertheless successfully manage to get…
  • May 24

    Is a Living Trust Appropriate for a Californian? If I Form One, Do I Still Need a Will?

    Is a Living Trust Appropriate for a Californian? If I Form One, Do I Still Need a Will?
    As most California lawyers and estate planning professional would likely state, estate plans are necessary to protect not only your assets and the things you have worked for but also your goals. While there are many ways for an individual to…
Rank this Week: 1538

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • May 29

    How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

    How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?
    According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), “40% of California women experience physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes,” and “In a single day, domestic violence shelters served…
  • May 22

    Roadmap to a Simplified Divorce in California

    Roadmap to a Simplified Divorce in California
    In the United States, it’s very common for people to get married and divorced. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “In Western cultures, more than 90 percent of people marry by age 50.” However,…
  • May 15

    How to Look for Hidden Assets in a Divorce

    How to Look for Hidden Assets in a Divorce
    It’s no secret that once divorce is on the horizon, bitter spouses can get very protective about their assets. In situations where spouses don’t share all of their financial activities with each other, it’s very easy…
Rank this Week: 5167

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • May 29

    ‘Finding Dory’ puts spotlight on children with special need

    ‘Finding Dory’ puts spotlight on children with special need
    Pixar’s recent film “Finding Dory” will have resonance for parents who have children with special needs. The animated film is the sequel to the 2003 blockbuster “Finding Nemo.” It tells the tale of a blue tang…
  • May 26

    Thank You For Making our 13th Annual Special Needs Seminar our Best Yet

    Thank You For Making our 13th Annual Special Needs Seminar our Best Yet
    Gilfix and La Poll wishes to thank the hundreds of attendees, and wonderful nonprofit co-sponsors, for making our 13th annual Special Needs Seminar our best yet! We were overwhelmed with the response, and with all of the kind comments we…
  • May 1

    Gilfix and La Poll invites families to attend 13th Annual Special Needs Trust Seminar

    Gilfix and La Poll invites families to attend 13th Annual Special Needs Trust Seminar
    Let’s face it, everyone is worried about the future of government benefits and how individuals with special needs will be cared for. To address this attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark Gilfix of Gilfix and La Poll Associates are offering…
Rank this Week: 1642

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    What Does It All Mean?

    What Does It All Mean?
    The other day, I was going about my business when I heard a person use a word out of context over and over and over.  After a while it was just funny and I asked her if she knew what the word meant.  Said, she, "who cares what it…
  • May 22

    Inconvenient Truth

    Inconvenient Truth
    I teach a class on the "how" of legal research.  In one of my post-class discussions, one vocal person emphasized her point on immigration saying, "They can't deport them all!" referring to the recent call to deport illegal aliens.Two…
  • May 15

    I just don't get it

    I just don't get it
    So, the other day I was at a restaurant and ordered a $5 burger.  Yeah, I know; Carl's Jr makes fun of those guys all the time.  Anyway, when I got my burger, I noticed yellow stuff running down the side.  I ask the server what…
Rank this Week: 4016

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • May 29

    Judge Blasts Draconian Sentence for 18 Grams of Marijuana

    Judge Blasts Draconian Sentence for 18 Grams of Marijuana
    While the state of California empowers collectives and cooperatives to provide affordable access to medical cannabis, there are still criminal laws in California for certain offenses related to the drug. If you are accused of violating any of…
  • May 27

    The Cannabis Industry is Attracting Mainstream Investor

    The Cannabis Industry is Attracting Mainstream Investor
    Los Angeles cannabis business lawyers have been helping marijuana entrepreneurs to build thriving, professional businesses for a long time in places like California where marijuana businesses are permitted. Now, more states are allowing…
  • May 25

    Cannabis Arrest Follows Gift of a Cannabis Edible

    Cannabis Arrest Follows Gift of a Cannabis Edible
    A California man was arrested recently in connection with an alleged crime involving a chocolate bar containing THC. According to KEYT, the incident occurred on March 12, 2017 and the man was arrested both because of other drugs found during…
Rank this Week: 4918

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/
  • May 29

    Juvenile Sentencing Options in California

    Juvenile Sentencing Options in California
    The juvenile court system is not simply a smaller version of the adult system. It is completely different, with entirely separate goals for sentencing. Unlike the adult system, which serves to promote public safety and punish the individual…
  • May 22

    CA HS 11378: Explaining Prosecution Arguments & Best Defense

    CA HS 11378: Explaining Prosecution Arguments & Best Defense
    California Health and Safety Code 11378 HS makes it illegal to possess methamphetamine for the purpose of selling or distributing it to others. Convictions under this law result in felony charges, up to three years in jail, and fines of up to…
  • May 15

    CA Health & Safety Codes 11378 and 11377

    CA Health & Safety Codes 11378 and 11377
    California has several laws regarding the sale and possession of illicit substances. There are two health and safety codes that relate to methamphetamine in particular: 11378 HS and 11377 HS. These two codes break down what is illegal in the…
Rank this Week: 2713

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/
  • May 28

    California Divorce Waiting Period of Six Months Explained

    California Divorce Waiting Period of Six Months Explained
    The California divorce waiting period is six months. Most people know that. What most do not know is from what date the six months begins to run. This article takes the mystery out of this aspect of the California divorce process and not…
  • Dec 31

    Over 50 Custody Battle Tips for Mothers That Will Help Moms Make Smart Decision

    Over 50 Custody Battle Tips for Mothers That Will Help Moms Make Smart Decision
    Hello moms. In this article about custody battle tips for mothers, we are going to tell you something you deserve to know – the blunt truth. Custody battle tips for mothers starts with: the truth about the California family law system,…
  • Nov 24

    Family Code 2030 Attempts to Bring Fairness to the California Divorce Proce

    Family Code 2030 Attempts to Bring Fairness to the California Divorce Proce
    Family Code 2030 is one of the most important California laws we have in divorce, legal separation and annulment cases. Family Code 2030 is intended to bring fairness to the California divorce process. It is designed to ensure that both the…
Rank this Week: 2102

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • May 28

    Meet Your Lawyer Before You Hire Him

    Meet Your Lawyer Before You Hire Him
    Meet Your Lawyer Before you Hire Him I got a call Friday from a potential client. I was walking out the door to meet a colleague for lunch when the phone rang. I asked the caller if I could call her back in 90 minutes. She said o.k. and I…
  • May 3

    The Mill vs. the Real Criminal Defense Lawyer

    The Mill vs. the Real Criminal Defense Lawyer
    The Mill vs. the Real Criminal Defense Lawyer Almost every criminal defense lawyer who is under 70 and has been practicing for more that 6 weeks, has a website. Some sites are better, and some are worse. Some sites are larger and some…
  • May 1

    Jail Alternatives in LA's Criminal Justice System

    Jail Alternatives in LA's Criminal Justice System
    Welcome to Los Angeles County. Home of the largest municipal jail facility in the world; Home of one of the most overcrowded jails in the country; Home of some of the most disgusting jail conditions in the country. Even inmates in Los…
Rank this Week: 3391

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • May 28

    “Good Cop/Bad Cop“ When Negotiating

    “Good Cop/Bad Cop“ When Negotiating
    You’ve seen it countless times in TV shows and movies. Two police officers are interrogating a suspect or someone withholding important information. One yells and threatens while demanding information or a confession. The other officer…
  • May 20

    Speaking with Imagery Could Help You Verbally Paint a Picture

    Speaking with Imagery Could Help You Verbally Paint a Picture
    A picture is worth a thousand words, but you can paint a picture verbally with far fewer words. Communicating in succinct, concrete and exact language is often a plus in the legal world, but there are times you should also break out your…
  • May 11

    Don’t Go Overboard Trying to Be Nice

    Don’t Go Overboard Trying to Be Nice
    There is definite value to being seen as nice by your client, opposing party and counsel when it comes to negotiations. They should hopefully be nice back, and they may even open up and trust you more because of your nice behavior. But overly…
Rank this Week: 4106

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

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/
  • May 28

    Do Illegitimate Children Have Inheritance Rights Under California Law?

    Do Illegitimate Children Have Inheritance Rights Under California Law?
    There was a time when only legitimate children–i.e., children born to a lawfully married couple–could inherit property from a parent. Modern law in California and most states have largely eliminated the distinction between…
  • May 27

    Can My Spouse Still Inherit if We are Legally Separated?

    Can My Spouse Still Inherit if We are Legally Separated?
    If you die without a will, California’s intestacy law dictates how your estate must be distributed. For example, if you are married at the time of your death, your spouse is entitled to a certain share of your property under intestacy.…
  • May 26

    When is a Trust Not a Trust?

    When is a Trust Not a Trust?
    The term “trust” refers to an arrangement in which one person holds property for the benefit of another. In estate planning we commonly use revocable and irrevocable trusts as tools to bypass traditional probate. You give your…
Rank this Week: 1672

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

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

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • May 28

    “Standing Her Ground” — LA Times profile of the Chief Justice

    “Standing Her Ground” — LA Times profile of the Chief Justice
    Now in her seventh year as California’s Chief Justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye is the subject of an extensive profile by Maura Dolan in today’s Los Angeles Times.  (The online version includes a 3-minute video of parts of…
  • May 26

    Summary of May 24, 2017 conference report for civil case

    Summary of May 24, 2017 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on May 24, 2017. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been granted, (2)…
  • May 26

    “If I couldn’t speak out as chief justice, I don’t know who could”

    “If I couldn’t speak out as chief justice, I don’t know who could”
    U.S. News & World Report reports on Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye’s appearance yesterday at a meeting of the Sacramento Press Club.  [“California Chief Justice:  Governor Brown Still Unpredictable.”] …
Rank this Week: 3233

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    Will Cities and Counties Soon Investigate Discrimination Claims in California?

    Will Cities and Counties Soon Investigate Discrimination Claims in California?
    When you believe you have been discriminated against, it can be difficult to know where you should turn. If the discrimination caused you to experience damages, Orange County employment attorneys can assist you in using the civil court system…
  • May 24

    California Sues Store Over English Only Policy

    California Sues Store Over English Only Policy
    Discrimination on the basis of race and national origin are prohibited by both state and federal law, and Orange County employment discrimination lawyers provide legal assistance to victims of unlawful discriminatory actions who wish to…
  • May 21

    Tesla Accused of Racial Discrimination

    Tesla Accused of Racial Discrimination
    A lawsuit has been filed against Tesla by an African-American who spent two years working on the assembly line. The worker claims in the lawsuit he experienced harassment on an ongoing basis for months on the basis of his race. Orange…
Rank this Week: 2334

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • May 28

    How Many Murders Have Been Streamed on Facebook Live?

    How Many Murders Have Been Streamed on Facebook Live?
    In April 2017, Steve Stephens in Cleveland uploaded video of himself shooting and killing a 74-year-old grandfather. After he was done, the killer logged on to the social network to talk about his actions. Facebook claimed it…
  • May 22

    True or False: A Special Counsel is the Same as A Special Prosecutor

    True or False: A Special Counsel is the Same as A Special Prosecutor
    This is false! While both terms basically refer to a person tasked with investigating legal breaches amid conflicts of interest in the government, different laws govern their appointment and operation. On May 17, 2017, acting Attorney General…
  • May 17

    15 Tech-based Legal Disruptors Changing the Field of Law

    15 Tech-based Legal Disruptors Changing the Field of Law
    Moore’s Law states the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years. While the concept is a familiar one to those working in the semiconductor industry, it can also be applied to those who practice…
Rank this Week: 4087

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    California Stem Cell Report Going Dark for a Few Day

    California Stem Cell Report Going Dark for a Few Day
    The California Stem Cell Report expects to be offline for perhaps the next five to seven days.The moving home of this web site, the sailing vessel Hopalong, will be making a passage north from Mazatlan into the Sea of Cortez, formally known…
  • May 27

    Full Text: The California Stem Cell Agency's Response on its Accomplishment

    Full Text: The California Stem Cell Agency's Response on its Accomplishment
      Stem Cell Agency's Response to Questions About Its Performance From Capitol Weekly_ the Newspaper of Califo... by DavidJensen on Scribd
  • May 27

    A Longer Look at the Golden State's Stem Cell Research Effort

    A Longer Look at the Golden State's Stem Cell Research Effort
    Here is the overview of the California stem cell agency, published May 23, 2017, on Capitol Weekly and written by yours truly.  California's Stem Cell Agency Confronts Uncertain Future: Capitol Weekly by DavidJensen on Scribd
Rank this Week: 1659

Blane Law Blog

Blane Law Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Mark C. Blane.

http://www.blanelaw.com/blog
  • May 26

    Two Successive Car Collisions Results In Great Settlement

    Two Successive Car Collisions Results In Great Settlement
    I represented a 34 year-old female Restaurant Manager injured in two successive preventable car collisions. Each collision occurred approximately 9 months from one another so technically, my client was still in medical care from the first…
  • May 23

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  • May 19

    Collision Reconstruction Can Make a Difference in Your Preventable Injury Case

    Collision Reconstruction Can Make a Difference in Your Preventable Injury Case
    Sometimes you need to present your injury case for a jury, or in anticipation of a jury trial. Usually such settings can include a settlement conference with a judge, or a mediation. Consider hiring a collision reconstructionist that can…
Rank this Week: 4725

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • May 26

    Five must-have policies for California employer

    Five must-have policies for California employer
    In speaking to a few groups of California employers this week, a common question kept coming up about what are the essential employment policies California employers must have?  While there are more than five, this week’s…
  • May 19

    Mileage reimbursement issues under California law

    Mileage reimbursement issues under California law
    Expense reimbursement may seem like a small issue in comparison with the other areas of liability facing California employers, but the exposure for not appropriately reimbursing employees can be substantial. In Gattuso v. Harte-Hanks…
  • May 12

    Employment practices audit: five areas to review

    Employment practices audit: five areas to review
    Happy Friday!  This Friday’s Five covers five areas that employers can start with in conducting an employment practices audit.  Coming up on the mid-point of the year, it is a good time to conduct an employment law practices…
Rank this Week: 4593

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2258

The Rodriguez Law Group Criminal…

The Rodriguez Law Group Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense matters in Los Angeles.

http://www.aerlawgroup.com/blog.html
  • May 26

    What is Clemency?

    What is Clemency?
    Clemency is a type of forgiveness for a crime, granted either by the governor of a state for a state crime, or the President of the United States for a federal crime. There are different types of clemency: Pardon, Reprieve, and Commutation of…
  • May 13

    Charges of Public Urination in Los Angele

    Charges of Public Urination in Los Angele
    Public Urination Laws Primarily Affect the Homeless or the Inebriated Public urination generally prohibits urination on any street, public facility, sidewalk, beach public building, alley, park or plaza. Urination on private property is also…
  • Apr 8

    Domestic Violence and Restraining Order

    Domestic Violence and Restraining Order
    Penalties for instances of domestic violence have become much more severe over the past few years, not only in California, but across the nation. Governments and politicians seek to prove they are tough on crime, yet the crime of domestic…
Rank this Week: 1826

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • May 26

    Ramped up immigration enforcement: It’s happening

    Ramped up immigration enforcement: It’s happening
    Not too long ago, the immigration attorneys at Fong & Aquino opined that Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be seeking to arrest more people due to immigration violations. Folks, this is no longer a remote possibility.  It is…
  • May 19

    On my naturalization application, I forgot to mention that time I went 60 in a 55

    On my naturalization application, I forgot to mention that time I went 60 in a 55
    The immigration lawyers at Fong & Aquino LLP have handled many applications for naturalization for our clients in the Los Angeles area as well as the Coachella Valley area. I have always chuckled about Question # 22:  “Have you…
  • May 11

    Trump’s immigration plans (beyond the wall)

    Trump’s immigration plans (beyond the wall)
    Within his first 100 days in office, President Trump has signed more executive orders than his three most recent predecessors.  For immigrants, the executive order that should cause the highest level of concern was signed on January 25,…
Rank this Week: 4071

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Could I go to Jail?

    Could I go to Jail?
    My client’s shaking, horrified. She lied on her tax return and worries the IRS will find out when they open the audit.  She thinks she’ll end up in handcuffs if she even talks to the IRS.  She won’t.  …
  • May 17

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client
    The IRS is woefully understaffed: in IRS offices across the country staffing is down 7 to 41% and not one office has seen an increase. Complicated correspondence is not answered timely, or sometimes at all. I have a large collection of…
  • May 14

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock
    Most people don’t know that the IRS stops trying to collect on tax debt after 10 years. This 10-year clock can be valuable to people who owe back taxes from several years ago. The statute of limitation on collecting tax owed is at 26…
Rank this Week: 2202

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: 4020

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/
Rank this Week: 2140

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
  • May 26

    Can I sue a county or city government in California?

    Can I sue a county or city government in California?
    City, county, and state governments can be held liable in lawsuits the same as private citizens; however, the process regarding suing a county or city in California is far different and more complex than suing a person. This article details:…
  • May 26

    How Soon After I am Injured do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

    How Soon After I am Injured do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
    Have you been injured and are wondering how soon after you have to file a lawsuit? This blog entry will tell you: The strict time limits for personal injury claims in California Important information regarding the personal injury lawsuit…
  • May 24

    FAQ: Personal Injuries That Occur While on the Job

    FAQ: Personal Injuries That Occur While on the Job
    What if I’m injured on the job? If you’re injured on the job, you may have two separate kinds of cases. You definitely have a worker’s comp case under California law, but in addition, if there was someone other than your…
Rank this Week: 3374

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2225

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

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

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • May 26

    Washington restricts flame retardants in children’s products and upholstered furniture

    Washington restricts flame retardants in children’s products and upholstered furniture
    On July 1, 2017, Washington’s “Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act” goes into effect, restricting the use of the following five flame retardants in children’s products and residential upholstered furniture: Additive…
  • May 25

    Drone registry rule grounded by court

    Drone registry rule grounded by court
    Updating our previous post about the Federal Aviation Administration’s rules and regulations regarding the use of drones, an appeals court has struck down one of the more hotly disputed aspects of the program – the FAA’s…
  • Apr 21

    Your product labels could be deceptive based on what’s on a competitor’s label

    Your product labels could be deceptive based on what’s on a competitor’s label
    In what seems to be an ever-expanding zone of liability for false advertising claims on food products, the Ninth Circuit ruled this week that “external facts” – aka what a competitor does or does not put on their labels…
Rank this Week: 1682

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Miller v. Ford Motor Co. (9th Cir. - May 26, 2017)

    Miller v. Ford Motor Co. (9th Cir. - May 26, 2017)
    This is one of those cases in which I'm not entirely sure why the panel decides to certify the state law question to the state supreme court.More accurately, I know why the panel wants to certify the question.  It wants to make sure…
  • May 24

    EEOC v. McLane Company (9th Cir. - May 24, 2017)

    EEOC v. McLane Company (9th Cir. - May 24, 2017)
    The EEOC wants contact information from the defendant about those female employees the company required to take a strength test (their names, social security numbers, last known address, etc.).  The district court didn't allow the EEOC…
  • May 23

    In Re Marriage of Janes (Cal. Ct. App. - May 23, 2017)

    In Re Marriage of Janes (Cal. Ct. App. - May 23, 2017)
    I think this is a darn good -- and equitable -- opinion by Justice Miller.  The separation agreement was signed in 2010 that says that Wife was entitled to $112,000 of Husband's 401(k) account.  That in turn means that Wife's…
Rank this Week: 1360

McCormack & Erlich Blog

McCormack & Erlich Blog

Covers employment law.

http://mcelawfirm.com/articles/
  • May 26

    Uber vows to fix sexist workplace culture and diversity issue

    Uber vows to fix sexist workplace culture and diversity issue
    Uber recently released its first employee diversity report following a string of scandals and allegations of sexism and sexual harassment. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company is now rethinking its approach to hiring amid ongoing…
  • May 24

    Landmark federal court ruling protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination

    Landmark federal court ruling protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination
    In what gay rights advocates are calling a historic victory, a federal appeals court ruled that an existing civil rights law protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers from discrimination in the workplace. The Civil […]
  • Apr 26

    Sexual assault website reveals dark underbelly of LA cocktail industry

    Sexual assault website reveals dark underbelly of LA cocktail industry
    The hospitality industry is slowly coming to terms with a reality it has long known about but neglected to address. It is becoming harder and harder to deny that the dangers of sexual assault exist […]
Rank this Week: 1442

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/
  • May 26

    What do I Need to Know when Firing a Problem Employee?

    What do I Need to Know when Firing a Problem Employee?
    As the owner of a corporation, LLC, or other business, you want employees on your team who improve efficiency and increase profits. However, as cautious as you may be during the hiring process, there is always the chance that an employee may…
  • May 19

    How do you Treat Leases in Bankruptcy?

    How do you Treat Leases in Bankruptcy?
    A commercial landlord is confronted with a number of issues when a tenant files bankruptcy. When a tenant files bankruptcy with an unexpired lease, the debtor tenant is given the option to “assume” or “reject” the…
  • May 12

    Venture Capital Financing – Is it Right for my Startup Business?

    Venture Capital Financing – Is it Right for my Startup Business?
    Venture capital financing can be an extremely important asset to startups that do not have access to other types of traditional business financing, such as bank loans or the public markets. There can be many benefits to venture capital…
Rank this Week: 3225

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

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

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • May 26

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/26/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/26/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: The terror attack in Manchester, England resulting in 22 dead and many more injured has led the U.K. to raise…
  • May 20

    AAPIP2017: The Legal Aspects of Philanthropic & Nonprofit Advocacy in the Trump Era

    AAPIP2017: The Legal Aspects of Philanthropic & Nonprofit Advocacy in the Trump Era
    The Asian Americans-Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) 2017 National Network Convening and Annual Meeting – May 19-20 I’m honored to be participating at the Convening. Hope to see you there! The Legal Aspects of…
  • May 19

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/19/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/19/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: A memo written by former FBI director, James B. Comey indicated that President Trump asked Comey “to…
Rank this Week: 1555

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 2291

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/
  • May 26

    Can the IRS Collect From a Non-Liable Spouse?

    Can the IRS Collect From a Non-Liable Spouse?
    The IRS may be able to collect delinquent tax debt from a non-liable spouse in some cases. This means that tax debt that was accrued by one spouse on a return filed separately, may still result in collection action being taken on the other…
  • May 24

    How the IRS Initiates Criminal Tax Investigation

    How the IRS Initiates Criminal Tax Investigation
    What seemed like a minor transgression when filing your tax return could end up being a tax crime punishable by years in prison. The IRS Criminal Investigation Division (CI) pursues about 3,000 criminal prosecutions per year to provide a…
  • May 22

    Avoid These Mistakes When Filing FBAR

    Avoid These Mistakes When Filing FBAR
    Some taxpayers are not aware of the requirement that they file a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) if the value of their foreign financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during the year. Even taxpayers who are aware of their obligation…
Rank this Week: 1465

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • May 26

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice
    After receiving a deposition notice or subpoena, counsel should to take a careful look at the documents served and make decisions about how to proceed. To organize the process, follow these five steps. Analyze the documents that were served.…
  • May 24

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor
    To combat the trafficking and exploitation of foreign workers, the California Legislature enacted SB 477 in 2014 to strengthen regulations on “foreign labor contractors” who recruit foreign workers to relocate to California. See…
  • May 22

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce
    When dealing with a family home that’s entirely or substantially part of the parties’ community property, the facts of the situation will lead to taking one of the following five approaches in the divorce agreement. Interspousal…
Rank this Week: 3103

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • May 26

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice
    After receiving a deposition notice or subpoena, counsel should to take a careful look at the documents served and make decisions about how to proceed. To organize the process, follow these five steps. Analyze the documents that were served.…
  • May 24

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor
    To combat the trafficking and exploitation of foreign workers, the California Legislature enacted SB 477 in 2014 to strengthen regulations on “foreign labor contractors” who recruit foreign workers to relocate to California. See…
  • May 22

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce
    When dealing with a family home that’s entirely or substantially part of the parties’ community property, the facts of the situation will lead to taking one of the following five approaches in the divorce agreement. Interspousal…
Rank this Week: 2126

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • May 26

    Myth Of The Corporate Credit Card

    Myth Of The Corporate Credit Card
    Ranking with unicorns, Big Foot, and leprechauns is the myth of the business credit card. Every struggling small business owner who crosses the threshold of my office believes that his corporate credit card is not a personal debt.…
  • May 26

    California Only Middling In Protecting Families From Debt Collector

    California Only Middling In Protecting Families From Debt Collector
    When it comes to protecting working families from debt collectors, California gets only a C, according to a study of state exemption laws conducted by NCLC. No state got an A in the study: Alabama, Delaware, Kentucky and Michigan rated…
  • May 25

    Business Debt No Different To Unpaid Creditor

    Business Debt No Different To Unpaid Creditor
    Business debt can bleed over into an entrepreneur’s personal assets, to the apparent amazement of a recent client. He was aghast that the generous equity in the home he and his wife owned was at risk when his corporate business folded.…
Rank this Week: 2203

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

Covers skill building for lawyers new to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. By Cathy Moran.

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • May 26

    Use All Channels to Educate Bankruptcy Debtor

    Use All Channels to Educate Bankruptcy Debtor
    The skill set of a consumer bankruptcy lawyer must include a healthy dose of  the skills of a teacher. The client has to master any number of legal issues and procedures to make informed decisions about the case.  An effective…
  • May 25

    The Change We Need In Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

    The Change We Need In Consumer Bankruptcy Practice
    The American Bankruptcy Institute under the leadership of retired Judge Eugene Wedoff is gathering input for a review of changes needed in consumer bankruptcy law.  I was privileged to offer my thoughts at NACBA’s 25th annual…
  • May 18

    Hammered By Rule 3002.1

    Hammered By Rule 3002.1
    To my mind, Rule 3002.1 is the most powerful, most under-utilized tool in our tool box. And its power is coming to the fore as Chapter 13’s filed in 2011 and 2012 wind to a close. Don’t let your home-owning client leave Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 4742

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law and qui tam. By The Brod Law Firm.

https://www.healthcare-fraud-lawyer.com/
  • May 26

    CareCore National, LLC to pay $54 Million for Fraudulently Overbilling

    CareCore National, LLC to pay $54 Million for Fraudulently Overbilling
    CareCore National, LLC and the U.S. Department of Justice entered into a settlement agreement, according to a May announcement. CareCore will pay $54 million to resolve a False Claims Act suit based on allegations it fraudulently billed…
  • May 19

    Omnicare to Pay $8 Million FCA Settlement

    Omnicare to Pay $8 Million FCA Settlement
    The U.S. Department of Justice and CVS Health Corp.’s Omnicare Inc. have settled a suit based on the federal False Claims Act for $8 million. Omnicare is the country’s largest nursing home pharmacy. It was formed in 1981 and…
  • May 12

    Oncology Therapy Center Pays $3 Million in Healthcare Fraud Settlement

    Oncology Therapy Center Pays $3 Million in Healthcare Fraud Settlement
    A radiation therapy center based in Lancaster agreed to pay $3 million to the federal government to resolve a claim that it committed healthcare fraud for close to 10 years. A qui tam suit based on the federal False Claims Act, filed by…
Rank this Week: 1369

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    Is My California Apartment Rent Controlled?

    Is My California Apartment Rent Controlled?
    Despite what you might have heard, California does not have a statewide rent control provision. This leaves rent control up to cities or counties. If you live in a unit that is applicable to your local rent control ordinance, then you have a…
  • May 24

    What Should I do if I Believe My Elderly Parent is Being Abused?

    What Should I do if I Believe My Elderly Parent is Being Abused?
    When you have elderly parents in nursing homes, it can be difficult to monitor their health and safety. You are not around every day to ensure that they get enough food and water, are properly bathed, receive their medications, and are not…
  • May 22

    Construction Site Catches Fire a Second Time

    Construction Site Catches Fire a Second Time
    A construction site on San Pablo Avenue between Oakland and Emeryville caught fire on Saturday, May 13. The fire broke out in the mixed-use apartment complex around 5 a.m. and took about 100 hours to control. Both the Oakland Fire Department…
Rank this Week: 3898

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • May 26

    Did A Non-Existent Committee Move To Update Corporations Code?

    Did A Non-Existent Committee Move To Update Corporations Code?
    In April, I kvetched about numerous outdated references in the California Corporations Code.  For example, several provisions of the Code continue to refer to the “Internal Revenue Code of 1954” more than three decades after…
  • May 25

    Can Pseudo-Foreign Corporations Exonerate Their Directors?

    Can Pseudo-Foreign Corporations Exonerate Their Directors?
    Corporations Code Section 2115 is not an easy read.  Fortunately, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has provided a more digestible overview of the statute: Section 2115 was enacted as part of a comprehensive…
  • May 24

    California Judge Troubled By Trulia Refuses To Approve Settlement

    California Judge Troubled By Trulia Refuses To Approve Settlement
    Kevin LaCroix recently tackled the question Is Deal Litigation in Delaware Done?  According to Kevin, “deal litigation has been shifting from Delaware Chancery Court to courts in other states and to federal…
Rank this Week: 4829