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DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Football - Of Course...

    Football - Of Course...
    The day after Super Bowl Sunday - what did you expect from this blog?I did what nearly every other American did: watch one of the single biggest media events on television, uniting with millions of others to experience the pageantry, suspense…
  • Feb 5

    Keep It Simple

    Keep It Simple
    Boscoe is simple...Workers' compensation is designed to benefit two opposite interests: the people that get hurt doing work and the people that pay for that work to get done.While these two interests may seem inapposite, the reality is that…
  • Feb 4

    The New Mexico Lesson

    The New Mexico Lesson
    Workers' compensation has always been a legislatively gratuitous act - what the legislature giveth, the legislature can taketh away. Not always with clarity, a state legislature dictates the beneficence of a system and, ultimately, the cost…
Rank this Week: 3645

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: 3067

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/
  • Feb 8

    Promises, Promises: Secretary of State Admits California Can’t Accommodate Cumulative Voting

    Promises, Promises: Secretary of State Admits California Can’t Accommodate Cumulative Voting
    California’s 1879 Constitution enshrined cumulative voting as a constitutional right.  Cal. Const. of 1879, Art. XII, § 12 (repealed).  The 1931 California General Corporation Law continued mandatory cumulative…
  • Feb 5

    A Failure To Mediate Results In A Failure To Litigate

    A Failure To Mediate Results In A Failure To Litigate
    Mediation is often viewed as less costly alternative to litigation.  Therefore, it is not unusual for parties to include a mediation provision in their contracts, such as the following: The parties agree that any disputes or…
  • Feb 4

    9th Circuit Holds Subsidiary Could Be The General Manager Of Its Parent

    9th Circuit Holds Subsidiary Could Be The General Manager Of Its Parent
    Section 2110 of the California Corporations Code governs service of process on a foreign corporation.  One means of valid service under the statute is by delivering process by hand to the corporation’s general manager in…
Rank this Week: 4446

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    Hillay Clinton Calls for Estate Tax Increase

    Hillay Clinton Calls for Estate Tax Increase
    As part of her campaign, Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton has called for increasing the estate tax rate and the number of estates the tax would apply to. Specifically, her proposal calls for reducing the individual estate…
  • Jun 25

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC
    New York "business divorce" lawyer Peter Mahler blogs about his experiences involving two members of a New York limited liability company who relied on LegalZoom to draft their LLC's operating agreement. New York's LLC act differs from…
  • Jun 19

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California
    The California Labor Commissioner has determined than a driver for Uber was misclassified as an independent contractor rather than as an employee.  The decision is under appeal and will not therefore immediately affect Uber's operations…
Rank this Week: 1357

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 7

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract
    California is falling into line with Congress' attempt to put an end to the gag clause associated with a number of consumer contracts. Whether you are a consumer or a producer, you know the importance of reviews. Many people turn to quality…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court Case Serves as Reminder for Small Business Owner

    Supreme Court Case Serves as Reminder for Small Business Owner
    The recent court case of Scafidi v. Hille No. 2014-CA-01261-SCT offers countless reminders for small business owners both experienced and novice about the importance of planning and documenting no matter what the relationship is between the…
  • Jan 15

    Extended Bill Helps Energy-Efficient Businesse

    Extended Bill Helps Energy-Efficient Businesse
    New and established businesses are becoming more and more energy conscious as they create business plans and make decisions for the future. However, the costs associated with transforming a building into an energy-efficient hub can be great.…
Rank this Week: 3034

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Feb 7

    Modern Men: Indoor Neutered Cats.

    Modern Men: Indoor Neutered Cats.
    I see it on the streets, in stores, at sporting events, in airports and in both cities and town. The female demand for Indoor Cats--i.e., neutered, obedient heterosexual Western men who do as they are told--is apparently quite high these...
  • Feb 6

    Cincinnati's Big Joe Duskin

    Cincinnati's Big Joe Duskin
    Went to a couple of his practices when I was in high school. Authentic bluesman in the staid Queen City....
  • Feb 5

    Heroes: My favorite tribe.

    Heroes: My favorite tribe.
Rank this Week: 2258

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Feb 7

    Diversity Perversity

    Diversity Perversity
    Most of us, when we think of the word “perverse,” think of sexuality.  But it is really much broader than that.  Merriam-Webster gives the simple definition: wrong or different in a way that others feel is strange or…
  • Feb 5

    Dr. Larry Arnn Reacts To The Iowa Caucu

    Dr. Larry Arnn Reacts To The Iowa Caucu
    HH: It’s the last radio hour of the week. And it’s actually prerecorded, because I’m in Nashua, New Hampshire, and in Manchester, Hew Hampshire, for the big New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. And my good friend, Dr. Larry…
  • Feb 5

    Left and Right Religious Narrative

    Left and Right Religious Narrative
    Double standards in the press are not surprising.  Most of us are well aware of how they cover religious conservatives.  We’re always battling to find just the right person.  That narrative is based in fact.  We do…
Rank this Week: 1433

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Feb 6

    MacDonald v. Ford: “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Automotive Defect Case

    MacDonald v. Ford: “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Automotive Defect Case
    In a recent Northern District of California ruling, Judge Tigar found that the plaintiffs, owners and lessees of certain Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid vehicles, were entitled to attorney’s fees after Ford Motor Company…
  • Jan 26

    “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” Plaintiffs May Lack Standing Because They Won’t Be Fooled Again

    “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” Plaintiffs May Lack Standing Because They Won’t Be Fooled Again
    To have Article III standing for injunctive relief, a plaintiff must allege that a “real and immediate threat” exists that he will be wronged again. Chapman v. Pier 1 Imps. (U.S.), Inc., 631 F.3d 939, 946 (9th Cir. 2011). In cases…
  • Jan 22

    Cal. Supreme Court to Clarify Employer’s Obligation to Provide Seating

    Cal. Supreme Court to Clarify Employer’s Obligation to Provide Seating
    On January 5, 2016, the California Supreme Court, at the request of the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, heard oral argument in two cases alleging that the employers failed to provide seating to their employees as required by…
Rank this Week: 3114

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/
  • Feb 6

    Nonprofits and Social Media: Clear Law Institute CLE

    Nonprofits and Social Media: Clear Law Institute CLE
    Social media is a rising trend, a declining trend, just another communication, the Wild West. Each of these statements may ring true, depending on the context. But there’s no doubt that nonprofits are using social media and many would…
  • Feb 5

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/5/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/5/16
    Here in our hometown of San Francisco, the past week has been building up to Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 but it was also marked by Fred Korematsu Day and another loss of a musical legend (RIP Maurice White). Have a listen ……
  • Jan 31

    Nonprofit Radio: Wounded Warrior Project and Overhead

    Nonprofit Radio: Wounded Warrior Project and Overhead
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET discussing the Wounded Warrior Project controversy and overhead with host Tony Martignetti. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a few days later…
Rank this Week: 1161

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
Rank this Week: 678

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    New Year’s Round Up: The Criminal Law Changes That Will Take Place in 2016

    New Year’s Round Up: The Criminal Law Changes That Will Take Place in 2016
    With the New year just starting, a lot of new criminal laws will be effective that may affect you.  There have been 807 bills signed into law set to take place in the new year, affecting everything from gun ownership, new regulations on…
  • Feb 3

    Local Company Owners Indicted in $7M Hotel-Worker Fraud Case

    Local Company Owners Indicted in $7M Hotel-Worker Fraud Case
    The owners of Good Neighbor Services, an Orange County based janitorial company that provides cleaning services to luxury hotels across Southern California, have been indicted in a $7 million insurance fraud and tax evasion scheme that has…
  • Jan 29

    Russell Taylor, Jared Fogle’s Accomplice, Sentenced to 27 Year

    Russell Taylor, Jared Fogle’s Accomplice, Sentenced to 27 Year
    Russell Taylor, the man who was accused of being Jared Fogle’s accomplice in a child pornography ring, was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, on December 10, 2015. Mr. Taylor is convicted of producing…
Rank this Week: 1818

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/
  • Feb 5

    Fact or Fiction: In China Convicted Defendants Can Hire “Body Doubles” to Serve Their Sentence

    Fact or Fiction: In China Convicted Defendants Can Hire “Body Doubles” to Serve Their Sentence
    Incredibly, this is true! Slate.com originally broke the story of how the super rich in China get with pretty much everything, including murder. According to Slate, a wealthy 20-year-old named Hu was drag racing his friends, when he struck…
  • Jan 22

    Most Important New California Laws of 2016

    Most Important New California Laws of 2016
    A whopping 807 new laws will come into effect in California in 2016. Here are some of the most important: HEALTHCARE Doctors will be allowed to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to certain terminally ill patients. California is now the…
  • Jan 16

    When People Sue and Sue and Sue and Sue … Vexatious Litigant

    When People Sue and Sue and Sue and Sue … Vexatious Litigant
    Their lawsuits add strain to already overburdened court systems. Some jurisdictions, like California, maintain a list of vexatious litigants to screen them out for special handling. In addition, lawyers can be disciplined or disbarred for…
Rank this Week: 4154

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Defending Against First Degree Murder Charges in the State of California

    Defending Against First Degree Murder Charges in the State of California
    If you have been charged with first degree murder in the state of California, your future, your freedom, your everything hangs in the balance. You need to mount the strongest possible defense, and this requires the dedication of a skilled…
  • Jan 28

    Defending Against Hit and Run Charges in California

    Defending Against Hit and Run Charges in California
    If you have been charged with a hit and run offense of the state of California, you need to know what to expect if you are convicted.  The precise consequences depend first on whether the offense is categorized as a misdemeanor or…
  • Jan 22

    Defending Against “Three Strikes” Criminal Charges in the State of California

    Defending Against “Three Strikes” Criminal Charges in the State of California
    While California’s “three strikes” law conjures images of America’s national pastime, it is anything but fun and games.  A “third strike” criminal conviction in the state of California can have serious…
Rank this Week: 3892

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Feb 5

    Hospital-Acquired Infections in San Diego

    Hospital-Acquired Infections in San Diego
    Each day, San Diego residents visit local hospitals and healthcare facilities for routine and outpatient surgeries. Yet much too often, preventable infections lead to severe and even life-threatening patient injuries. According to a recent…
  • Jan 29

    Mild Head Injuries Cause Long-Term Impairment

    Mild Head Injuries Cause Long-Term Impairment
    We know that multiple concussions can result in irreparable, long-term damage. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease of the brain, is now a condition that we know results from sustaining repeated traumatic brain…
  • Jan 22

    Rising Highway Deaths in California

    Rising Highway Deaths in California
    Is it safe to travel on the highways in California? Whether you are commuting to work in San Diego on the I-5 or are taking a vacation that requires you to drive with your family along the I-10, it is extremely important to be aware of…
Rank this Week: 1305

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Physicians Ask: What Provokes Elder Abuse?

    Physicians Ask: What Provokes Elder Abuse?
    For those of us with elderly loved ones who are currently living in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities, the threat of injuries caused by nursing home abuse is all too real. But what leads staff members at these facilities to…
  • Jan 29

    Nursing Home Abuse and Social Media

    Nursing Home Abuse and Social Media
    If you have an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted-living facility in the San Diego area, do you need to worry about whether abusive photos of your loved one will end up on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat?…
  • Jan 22

    More Problems in California’s Assisted-Living Facilitie

    More Problems in California’s Assisted-Living Facilitie
    Are California’s assisted-living facilities getting any safer for elderly residents? You might remember a series of reports in U-T San Diego about the prevalence of “deadly neglect” in assisted living facilities throughout…
Rank this Week: 1381

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    DRUNKEN SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS HIGHLIGHTS THE INCREASING INCIDENCE OF FEMALE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

    DRUNKEN SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS HIGHLIGHTS THE INCREASING INCIDENCE OF FEMALE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
      Did this Napa school bus driver take a wine tasting detour? A school bus driver in Napa was recently arrested for driving under the influence after she damaged the undercarriage of her bus with 28 students on board. Fortunately, none…
  • Jan 29

    SUPER BOWL SUNDAY – OR ANY DAY – A DUI WILL COST YOU A LOT IN TIME AND MONEY

    SUPER BOWL SUNDAY – OR ANY DAY – A DUI WILL COST YOU A LOT IN TIME AND MONEY
      Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. Time for gathering around the big screen with chips and beer, lots of beer. And time for the CHP to be out in full force. The Super Bowl Sunday roads are notoriously plagued with drivers…
  • Jan 21

    DO RIDE SHARING APPS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE OUR ROADS SAFER?

    DO RIDE SHARING APPS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE OUR ROADS SAFER?
      Is this a trend? The DUI arrests made in Orange County during the 2016 New Year’s holiday was almost half the number of DUI arrests during the 2015 New Year’s holiday. Los Angeles County also saw a decrease in DUI arrests…
Rank this Week: 4159

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Dashcam mayhem!

    Dashcam mayhem!
      In recent years, technical tools that can record a cop’s every act have shined a bright light on police abuses. This is especially true now with the ubiquitous dashcams attached to almost every police cruiser in the nation.…
  • Jan 29

    OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE AS JUVENILES ARE GIVEN HOPE FOR PAROLE BY THE SUPREME COURT

    OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE AS JUVENILES ARE GIVEN HOPE FOR PAROLE BY THE SUPREME COURT
      In 1963 Henry Montgomery was a 17 year old living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was playing hooky from school when he was approached by a deputy sheriff assigned to round up truants. When the deputy frisked Henry, Henry pulled out a…
  • Jan 21

    THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SEX OFFENSE RECIDIVISM

    THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SEX OFFENSE RECIDIVISM
    California’s sex offender laws are among the strictest in the country. Even relatively minor sex offense convictions usually end up requiring a lifetime registration on the sex offender list. So what is a “relatively minor”…
Rank this Week: 932

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2647

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Covers California divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, and paternity. By Clarke Logan Young.

http://blog.clarkeyoung.com/
  • Feb 5

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce
    Almost every divorce, whether low-net-worth or high-net-worth (HNW) individuals, involves dividing retirement assets, and failing to divide these retirement assets properly can result in significant, unanticipated, irreversible, negative…
  • Jan 20

    Borderline Personality Disorder Comes Slowly Out of the Shadow

    Borderline Personality Disorder Comes Slowly Out of the Shadow
    As an attorney who litigates Borderline divorces in Los Angeles and who consults nationally and internationally with spouses of Borderlines, attorneys and child custody evaluators, watching Borderline Personality Disorder (“BPD”)…
  • Aug 24

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court
    A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discusses the unexpected to-do that surrounds determination of pet custody. An increasing amount of money, time and resources is being spent to decide the fate of household pets, and the process can…
Rank this Week: 2238

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Feb 5

    More Outrageous Excuses for Being Late to Work

    More Outrageous Excuses for Being Late to Work
    Some people have a hard time getting to work on time. A new survey from CareerBuilder asked employees how often they come in late to work: 1 in 4 workers (25 percent) admitted they do it at least once a month, and 13 percent say it’s a…
  • Feb 4

    California Company Appeals NLRB Decision on Joint-Employer Standard

    California Company Appeals NLRB Decision on Joint-Employer Standard
    Waste services company Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. (BFI) has filed a legal challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expansive decision redefining the joint employer standard. Last summer, as previously…
  • Feb 1

    EEOC Would Collect Pay Data from W-2s Under New Proposal

    EEOC Would Collect Pay Data from W-2s Under New Proposal
    In a significant departure from existing requirements, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it is seeking to require large employers to report pay data to the agency, including aggregate information from…
Rank this Week: 4076

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 5

    Sick Day Monday Follows Super Bowl Sunday

    Sick Day Monday Follows Super Bowl Sunday
    An estimated 16.5 million employees may miss work the day after the Super Bowl, with another 7.5 million workers reporting late to work, according to a new study. In fact, 10.5 million people have already requested Monday off of work. And…
  • Feb 5

    CA State Budget Proposes to “Improve” Handling of PAGA Case

    CA State Budget Proposes to “Improve” Handling of PAGA Case
    For lawyers who defend wage and hour cases in California, “PAGA” is a four-letter word. The Private Attorneys General Act allows private employees to sue to recover penalties that the state labor commissioner could have…
  • Jan 31

    Can CA Employers Require A Doctor’s Note for Paid Sick Leave (Part 2)

    Can CA Employers Require A Doctor’s Note for Paid Sick Leave (Part 2)
    Can California employers require employees who request paid sick leave to provide a note from their doctors? I addressed that question last May in response to a webinar put out by the California Department of Industrial Relations,…
Rank this Week: 1865

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Feb 5

    Class Action Lawsuit May Bring Greater Transparency to PayPal

    Class Action Lawsuit May Bring Greater Transparency to PayPal
    PayPal may soon bring to an end an ongoing class action lawsuit that it has been fighting since 2010. Parties to the case, known as Zepeda vs. PayPal, have reached a tentative settlement agreement over allegations that the online payment…
  • Jan 29

    California Bill Would Make Encrypted Smartphones Illegal

    California Bill Would Make Encrypted Smartphones Illegal
    Jim Cooper, a member of the California Assembly, has proposed bill AB 1681. The bill is designed to outlaw the sale of encrypted smartphones beginning on January 1, 2017. Any retailer who sells an encrypted phone to a consumer after that date…
  • Jan 15

    San Francisco Yellow Cab Co-Op to File Bankruptcy Amid Uber/Lyft Competition and Lawsuit

    San Francisco Yellow Cab Co-Op to File Bankruptcy Amid Uber/Lyft Competition and Lawsuit
    An ongoing series of setbacks appears to be forcing San Francisco-based Yellow Cab Co-Op to file for bankruptcy. Company executives sent a letter to each of the cab drivers who work for the co-op in December of 2015 that lays out a plan for…
Rank this Week: 794

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/
  • Feb 5

    Stuard v. Stuard (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 5, 2016)

    Stuard v. Stuard (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 5, 2016)
    I'm looking at the caption of the case.  "Stuard v. Stuard".  Divorce case, I assume.Except it's Jeffrey Stuard v. Matthew Stuard.  No biggie.  Gay divorce case.Nope.Not a family law case at all, then.  Brothers…
  • Feb 4

    Smith v. Schiro (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2016)

    Smith v. Schiro (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2016)
    An test that Robert Smith took when he was 15 years old (in 1964) indicated that he had an I.Q. of 62.  One that he took later that year indicated an I.Q. of 71.Smith committed a murder in 1980.Tests taken in 2005 and 2007 indicated in…
  • Feb 3

    People v. Valenzuela (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 3, 2016)

    People v. Valenzuela (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 3, 2016)
    Defendant carjacks someone, pushing the victim down while her six-year old child stood by crying.  Defendant then speeds off in the vehicle, almost running over a bystander in the process.When the police start a chase, defendant then…
Rank this Week: 707

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Super Bowl Weekend Checkpoint and DUI Enforcement Planned.

    Super Bowl Weekend Checkpoint and DUI Enforcement Planned.
    The Avoid the 13 Marin County DUI Task Force will be running a drunk driving checkpoint tonight, February 5, 2016, in San Rafael.  In addition, the multi agency task force will deploy DUI Saturations Patrols throughout…
  • Jan 11

    San Rafael Holiday DUI Checkpoint Nets One Arrest

    San Rafael Holiday DUI Checkpoint Nets One Arrest
    On Saturday, January 2, 2016, San Rafael Police Officers screened almost 800 cars at a DUI checkpoint.  Out of all of those divers the police made only one arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription…
  • Dec 31

    Concord DUI Enforcement Nets 3 Arrest

    Concord DUI Enforcement Nets 3 Arrest
    In the City of Concord police officers made three aclohol related arrests between 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 26 and 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2015.  Officers stopped 50 cars and conducted 16 drunk driving investigations. In…
Rank this Week: 4045

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/
  • Feb 5

    Cal Supreme Court Statistical Review

    Cal Supreme Court Statistical Review
    Kirk Jenkins at Sedgwick presents The California Supreme Court In 2015: A Year In Transition at Law360.2015 was a year of transition for the California Supreme Court as two new justices appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown, Justices…
  • Feb 4

    The Real Groundhog Day

    The Real Groundhog Day
    Speaking of Groundhog Day, the Court's online dockets have been stuck on February 2 until this afternoon! So check your dockets now....
  • Feb 2

    Koh-ing up?

    Koh-ing up?
    How Appealing reports that the San Jose Mercury News reports that Judge Lucy Koh is expected to be nominated to the 9th Circuit in this article here."I think the likelihood of an Obama nominee to the 9th Circuit getting through the…
Rank this Week: 4681

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Feb 5

    LeBron and Kobe Tattoos Lead to Copyright Lawsuit over NBA 2K16 Videogame

    LeBron and Kobe Tattoos Lead to Copyright Lawsuit over NBA 2K16 Videogame
    IPNews® - The question over whether tattoos can be copyrighted is the heart of a lawsuit against Take-Two Software, the creators of the videogame NBA 2K16. Solid Oak Sketches claims copyright ownership over tattoos on NBA players, and…
  • Jan 26

    Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers Trademark

    Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers Trademark
    IPNews® - The San Diego Chargers have applied for the Los Angeles Charges trademark.  The team remains the San Diego Chargers for now, but the Rams and Chargers are currently in negotiations that would move the Chargers to Los…
  • Jan 20

    Iconic Yosemite Attractions to Change Names in Trademark Dispute

    Iconic Yosemite Attractions to Change Names in Trademark Dispute
    IPNews® - Yosemite National Park is changing the names of its iconic attractions due to a trademark dispute with its concessionaire company Delaware North.  When the national park turned the contract over to Aramark, Delaware North…
Rank this Week: 3603

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/
  • Feb 5

    “California Supreme Court In 2015: A Year In Transition”

    “California Supreme Court In 2015: A Year In Transition”
    After presenting a webinar early last year about what to expect from the Supreme Court in 2015, veteran appellate lawyer Kirk Jenkins gives a comprehensive statistical wrap up in Law360 [subscription].  His conclusions:  “(1)…
  • Feb 4

    Four cases on the March calendar

    Four cases on the March calendar
    The Supreme Court today announced its March calendar.  The court will hear four arguments, two of which will be in death penalty appeals.  That will be the second calendar in a row with only four cases. On March 1, in San Francisco,…
  • Feb 4

    Two death penalty judgments unanimously affirmed

    Two death penalty judgments unanimously affirmed
    The Supreme Court today unanimously affirms the death sentences in People v. Casares and People v. Peoples.  The Casares opinion is written by Justice Kathryn Werdegar.  Justice Goodwin Liu writes for the court in Peoples.  In…
Rank this Week: 4600

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Dismissal Motion Denied in Cosby Sex Case

    Dismissal Motion Denied in Cosby Sex Case
    A judge in Philadelphia has rejected a defense motion to dismiss the sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby, moving the case one step closer to trial. Bill Cosby’s attorneys had asked the judge to throw out the case against him, in…
  • Jan 20

    Investigating Cyber Crime

    Investigating Cyber Crime
    San Diego County is loaded with military bases and defense contractors, which is one of the reasons why we have one of the highest concentrations of biotechnology operations in the world. And with such a technologically sophisticated group,…
  • Jan 5

    San Diego Court Cases in the News in 2016

    San Diego Court Cases in the News in 2016
    We thought it would be appropriate to provide our readers with info on a few newsworthy cases to watch in 2016. Here are some of the issues you can expect to hear about as we move forward into the new year: Concealed carry permits. Questions…
Rank this Week: 3289

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law in the San Diego and Southern California area. By David Shapiro.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Dismissal Motion Denied in Cosby Sex Case

    Dismissal Motion Denied in Cosby Sex Case
    A judge in Philadelphia has rejected a defense motion to dismiss the sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby, moving the case one step closer to trial. Bill Cosby’s attorneys had asked the judge to throw out the case against him, in…
  • Jan 20

    Investigating Cyber Crime

    Investigating Cyber Crime
    San Diego County is loaded with military bases and defense contractors, which is one of the reasons why we have one of the highest concentrations of biotechnology operations in the world. And with such a technologically sophisticated group,…
  • Jan 5

    San Diego Court Cases in the News in 2016

    San Diego Court Cases in the News in 2016
    We thought it would be appropriate to provide our readers with info on a few newsworthy cases to watch in 2016. Here are some of the issues you can expect to hear about as we move forward into the new year: Concealed carry permits. Questions…
Rank this Week: 3159

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Feb 5

    Five point checklist: sexual harassment and reducing liability in the workplace

    Five point checklist: sexual harassment and reducing liability in the workplace
    Employers need to review their compliance with California’s sexual harassment training requirements on a periodic basis.  When doing so, it is a good time to update policies and remind employees about the company’s policies…
  • Jan 29

    Termination checklists: five considerations to start with

    Termination checklists: five considerations to start with
    Happy Friday!  This Friday’s Five focuses on the termination process.  Employers should develop a termination checklist to ensure all documents and contingencies are consistently covered during the process.  Here are five…
  • Jan 27

    Don’t forget to update wage information on notices required by Wage Theft Protection Act in 2016

    Don’t forget to update wage information on notices required by Wage Theft Protection Act in 2016
    California employers are required to provide non-exempt employees with certain information upon hire as required by the Wage Theft Protection Act.  The law became effective in 2012 and is codified at Labor Code section 2810.5.  Many…
Rank this Week: 1063

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Liar! Liar! My Computer’s on Fire!

    Liar! Liar! My Computer’s on Fire!
    Knowing the truth and being able to tell when someone is lying would make an attorney’s job much easier. You need not speculate as to who is telling the truth or trust your “gut” when it comes to piecing together what…
  • Jan 27

    Your Mediation May End Up Being a Marathon. Warm Up at the Start.

    Your Mediation May End Up Being a Marathon. Warm Up at the Start.
    Mediation sessions can take a long time and may seem not only to be a test of wills but a test as to who’s willing to physically outlast the other. Don’t expect a sprint. Prepare for a marathon. Also don’t expect huge leaps…
  • Jan 25

    Why Do Smart People Make Bad Decisions?

    Why Do Smart People Make Bad Decisions?
    There are many reasons why intelligent, reasonable people make bad decisions. One of those reasons is that a decision may be more the result of unconscious, mental short cuts, not rational, objective facts and evidence. A recent article in…
Rank this Week: 4321

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    11th Circuit Says Assignee Cannot File Bankruptcy for Company

    11th Circuit Says Assignee Cannot File Bankruptcy for Company
    An “Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors” (an “ABC”) is an alternative to bankruptcy available under California law—as well as the laws of other states.  An ABC is often a more cost-efficient alternative…
  • Feb 2

    Litigation Funders Find Opportunity in Bankruptcy

    Litigation Funders Find Opportunity in Bankruptcy
    Published in the Daily Journal on January 27, 2016 Greenberg Glusker partner Brian Davidoff, was quoted in a January 27, 2016, article by Daily Journal reporter Steve Creighton on the opportunities for litigation funding of adversary cases in…
  • Feb 1

    Greenberg Glusker Guides Imaging3, Inc. Through Multiple Bankruptcy Appeal

    Greenberg Glusker Guides Imaging3, Inc. Through Multiple Bankruptcy Appeal
    Published in the Los Angeles Business Journal on January 18, 2015 Imaging3, Inc., a Burbank-based medical technology developer, emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2013 after the reorganization plan that would convert the company’s…
Rank this Week: 1400

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Feb 4

    2015 CEQA Update – Summary of New Court Decisions, Statutory Changes and Proposed CEQA Guidelines Amendment

    2015 CEQA Update – Summary of New Court Decisions, Statutory Changes and Proposed CEQA Guidelines Amendment
    The Cox Castle & Nicholson land use team has prepared a summary of all the 2015 legal developments relating to the California Environmental Quality Act, including all the published court decisions, a very few legislative changes, and…
  • Dec 9

    SB 350 Marks California’s Next Step in Combating Climate Change

    SB 350 Marks California’s Next Step in Combating Climate Change
    As we start to look back on significant new laws approved by California’s Legislature in 2015, climate change once again took a prominent role. In particular, SB 350 ups the State’s targets for the amount of electricity to be…
  • Dec 9

    A Development Agreement For Your Project — Who Gets To Choose?!

    A Development Agreement For Your Project — Who Gets To Choose?!
    Cities are increasingly requiring development agreements to sidestep legal limits on exactions imposed during the entitlement process. Because the courts have determined that DAs are “contracts”, cities are using DAs to exact…
Rank this Week: 1742

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Is Sunday's Super Bowl Game Impacting Employee Performance At Your HOA/Condo Association?

    Is Sunday's Super Bowl Game Impacting Employee Performance At Your HOA/Condo Association?
    By David C. Swedelson, Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys Many of our condo and HOA association clients have employees. Some have many employees. And this week, many of those employees are talking about and betting…
  • Feb 4

    Good News For California Condo Associations; U.S. House Votes to Improve FHA Approval Proce

    Good News For California Condo Associations; U.S. House Votes to Improve FHA Approval Proce
    By Mark Petrie, Marketing Coordinator at SwedelsonGottlieb H.R. 3700 has passed the House of Representatives and now moves on to the Senate, to the cheer of affordable housing advocates and Community Associations Institute, which issued this…
  • Jan 19

    View Law in Laguna Beach Provides Some Good Ideas For California HOA

    View Law in Laguna Beach Provides Some Good Ideas For California HOA
    By David Swedelson, Senior Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys The City of Laguna Beach has for a long time had an ordinance that provided homeowners in that city some protection of their ocean and mountain views.…
Rank this Week: 1247

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4363

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: 1806

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Feb 4

    Controlling your California Trust or Will mediation–Part 1

    Controlling your California Trust or Will mediation–Part 1
    The process of mediation. Mediation is a process, a process you can use to reach a successful resolution in your case, but only if you understand how the process works. So many people fail to maximize what they can get out of their case by…
  • Jan 28

    How to Handle Bad Trustees: Damages for Breach of Trust

    How to Handle Bad Trustees: Damages for Breach of Trust
    When a California Trustee breaches his duties of Trust, there can be damages that must be repaid by the Trustee.  However, not every type of damage is available.  For example, there are no “pain and suffering” type…
  • Jan 21

    Quality Matters in California Trust and Will Contest

    Quality Matters in California Trust and Will Contest
    When exactly did we lose sight of quality? In our fast paced world, we often expect things (1) cheaply, and (2) quickly. That works great for fast food and cheap electronics, but not so well for professional services. If you need a heart…
Rank this Week: 3548

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Our blog touches on all types of criminal law topics.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Sexual Assault Case Settled in Florida

    Sexual Assault Case Settled in Florida
    Florida State University has settled a sexual assault claim with former student Erica Kinsman over allegations that she was raped by quarterback Jameis Winston in December 2012. Florida Sexual Assault Case Settled The settlement of the…
  • Jan 28

    New Supreme Court Ruling Could Release Thousands of Inmate

    New Supreme Court Ruling Could Release Thousands of Inmate
    The Supreme Court ruling announced Monday will allow those inmates who were sentenced as individuals that are currently serving life-without-parole sentences will have a chance to argue their release from prison. New Supreme Court Ruling…
  • Jan 21

    US Treasury Department Cracks Down on Money Laundering

    US Treasury Department Cracks Down on Money Laundering
    The US Treasury Department will begin a new initiative of tracking sales of high-end real estate transactions in an attempt to crack down on money laundering. US Treasury Department Cracks Down on Money Laundering Starting in March, the…
Rank this Week: 1814

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4222

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal.

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Feb 3

    It’s Not too Early to Begin Preparing for the H-1B CAP

    It’s Not too Early to Begin Preparing for the H-1B CAP
    The H-1B CAP will Open on April 1st It’s that time again for employers to begin preparing for the H-1B CAP. The H-1B CAP refers to the quota system that the USCIS uses to review 85,000 H-1B applications each year. The CAP only…
  • Jan 22

    Can DACA Recipients File for Adjustment of Status?

    Can DACA Recipients File for Adjustment of Status?
    Applying for adjustment of status while in the U.S. as a DACA recipient can be a complicated and intricate process. While several DACA recipients have successfully made the transition from DACA recipient to lawful permanent resident, the…
  • Dec 18

    The Holiday Season is a Time to Celebrate Immigrant Families and the American Dream

    The Holiday Season is a Time to Celebrate Immigrant Families and the American Dream
    The holidays are upon us and true to American tradition many will travel home for the holidays to see family, share meals and exchange gifts. While the holidays are a time to help others, give thanks and be near the ones we love,…
Rank this Week: 1715

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Feb 3

    The twists and turns of precedent

    The twists and turns of precedent
    Lawyers, and especially appellate lawyers, talk about “precedent” all the time, but do we regularly consider the rationale behind the rules of precedent and stare decisis? Mary Whisner does. Whisner is a reference librarian at the…
  • Jan 13

    “Petty Theft Auto” just doesn’t have the same ring to it

    “Petty Theft Auto” just doesn’t have the same ring to it
    Enthusiasts of the “Grand Theft Auto” video game might think that “petty theft auto” sounds rather wimpy, but to a felon car thief seeking a sentence reduction under Proposition 47, “petty theft…
  • Oct 26

    To the Court of Appeal, there is no such thing as a “wrongly decided” Supreme Court case

    To the Court of Appeal, there is no such thing as a “wrongly decided” Supreme Court case
    Last week, I wrote about Miranda v. Anderson Enterprises, Inc., case no. A140328 (1st Dist., Oct. 15, 2015), describing how the appellant there benefited from a Supreme Court decision (Iskanian) that came…
Rank this Week: 542

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Feb 3

    The California Regular Rate Of Pay: Not So Peculiar

    The California Regular Rate Of Pay: Not So Peculiar
    We normally write about how California law differs from American law generally. Today, though, we highlight a recent California case that rejected the notion that California law should deviate from analogous federal wage and hour law. That…
  • Jan 25

    What’s A Blog To Do?

    What’s A Blog To Do?
    As we have expressed many times, we could not achieve the successes we have nor continue to entertain and educate without our beloved and loyal readers. For this reason, we want to make sure we continue to deliver a blog that is relevant…
  • Jan 20

    Holiday Madness: What are the Rules Again?

    Holiday Madness: What are the Rules Again?
    Earlier this week, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, many employees got the day off from work. It is, after all, one of the ten annual federal holidays. California state employees get additional holidays: Lincoln Day (February 12), Cesar Chavez…
Rank this Week: 1485

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/
  • Feb 3

    Los Angeles DUI Celebs and Politicians Make the News [Vince Young DUI and More]

    Los Angeles DUI Celebs and Politicians Make the News [Vince Young DUI and More]
    Have you ever noticed how high-profile DUI arrests seem to come in spates? You’ll read nothing about celebrity DUI in Los Angeles for a few months, and then police arrest a number of stars and/or elected officials within a week or two.…
  • Feb 2

    Dumb Things DUI Drivers Should Never Do

    Dumb Things DUI Drivers Should Never Do
    Want to get police officers to pay more attention to you? Try pulling one of these dumb stunts when you’re at risk for a DUI in Los Angeles. A woman from Baraboo, Minnesota, apparently couldn’t find her own vehicle when she…
  • Jan 27

    Judge Refuses Pleas in DUI Case

    Judge Refuses Pleas in DUI Case
    Pity the poor judges who have to spend multiple hours in court each week hearing cases involving DUIs in Los Angeles. The stories they hear about deaths and destruction caused by people driving under the influence are often devastating. One…
Rank this Week: 4251

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/
  • Feb 3

    Can Los Angeles DUI Drivers Be Guilty If They’re Not Driving?

    Can Los Angeles DUI Drivers Be Guilty If They’re Not Driving?
    When police arrest a driver on charges of DUI in Los Angeles and causing a death, you can generally assume that motorist was behind the wheel when the accident occurred. But James Ryan, a 28-year-old part-time student in New York, could face…
  • Feb 1

    Dashing–DUI–Through The Snow

    Dashing–DUI–Through The Snow
    Residents of Southern California may have to worry about drought, but there’s one problem we’re not going to face. Even in these times of climate change, police won’t be charging any drivers for a DUI in Los Angeles while a…
  • Jan 27

    New Year Starts With Unusual DUI Arrest

    New Year Starts With Unusual DUI Arrest
    While city police officers were tackling the typical arrests for DUI in Los Angeles, law enforcement officers in other states were coping with some more atypical incidents. In Tucson, Arizona, a woman who gained national fame for wearing a…
Rank this Week: 822

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Feb 3

    Why Joint Employment Will Become a Major Issue for Employers [e250!]

    Why Joint Employment Will Become a Major Issue for Employers [e250!]
    Nasir and Matt celebrate episode 250 by discussing the Department of Labor opinion about joint employment and how to distinguish between horizontal and vertical joint employment.
  • Feb 2

    What Employers Need to Know During the Election Season

    What Employers Need to Know During the Election Season
    With the Iowa caucus yesterday, the 2016 presidential elect has officially kicked off. Of course, that may surprise you seeing as you’ve probably been so bombarded by political ads, debates, news, etc., over the last several months that…
  • Jan 26

    How to Protect Trade Secret

    How to Protect Trade Secret
    Coca-Cola’s recipe for its soda is supposed to be one of the best kept secrets ever. The original recipe is said to be kept in a vault in the company’s Atlanta home where visitors to the World of Coca-Cola can see it (the vault…
Rank this Week: 1614