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Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. By Rust, Armenis & Schwartz.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 1

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy
    In Northern California families are continuing to struggle with the economy.
  • Oct 30

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    Many individuals in Northern California have significantly reduced their consumer debt in the past several years. This is not the case for those, however, who have student loan debts.
  • Oct 29

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy
    Families considering bankruptcy in Northern California often have questions regarding the impact a bankruptcy will have on a family trust.
Rank this Week: 307

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: 451

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior
    News reports that a 21-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to a San Diego felony DUI accident that killed a woman. The man was sentenced to four years and four months in prison as the result of the drunk driving accident.
  • Aug 9

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase
    According to the Los Angeles Daily Breeze, a suspected drunk driver led Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on a high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles before crashing into several cars and running into a fire hydrant. The…
  • Aug 6

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident
    The Los Angeles/LAX Daily Breeze reports that a previously convicted drunk driver is now being held on charges of allegedly causing a fatal DUI crash in Orange County. Yannis Ismael Galanis was arrested for felony gross vehicular…
Rank this Week: 577

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy, consumer debt and finance law with a focus on California law. By Scott Sagaria.

http://www.californiabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?
    President Obama's home foreclosure program, Making Home Affordable, is a program that provides a number of government-subsidized options for homeowners who are struggling. The goal is for these homeowners to avoid home foreclosure, which…
  • Jul 26

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?
    Home Foreclosures and It's Affects on Home Vacancies Home foreclosure rates have a direct affect on nearby property values through the supply effect. Residents currently living near vacant properties have a sense of mistrust and fear, from…
  • Jul 11

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?
    The process of home foreclosure in Sacramento and eviction pre-foreclosure and the formal legal foreclosure process. Completion of all of these steps, which will probably take a few months or so, will lead to the eviction of the previous…
Rank this Week: 299

License Advocates Law Group

License Advocates Law Group

Provides information for professional and occupational licensees and license applicants in California who have been denied a license, credential, or certificate or who are at risk for disciplinary action (revocation, suspension, probation) against the license by the State.

http://licenseadvocateslawgroup.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 589

Nation of Immigrants

Nation of Immigrants

Covers immigration news, laws and policies. By Carl Shusterman.

http://shusterman.typepad.com/nation-of-immigrants/
  • Feb 23

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut
    The word “astronaut” is derived from the Greek word meaning “space sailor” and refers specifically to members of the United States’ space program, NASA. “Space sailors” in other parts of the world have different names, such as…
  • Feb 22

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion
    After 9 months of labor, our new website was born on February 17th. I hope that you will agree that after 16 years of being a content-rich, but a rather ugly-looking site, the new site is considerably better looking. I also hope that the site…
  • Feb 14

    Test Post

    Test Post
     
Rank this Week: 627

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.
    When I first opened my practice in 2004, I knew that I needed a website to promote my services.  I had heard of blogging and figured that I needed one for my website.  So I started off with Yahoo's over priced web hosting service and a blog…
  • Sep 30

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010
    An open letter to the San Diego Chargers:
  • Sep 12

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 449

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

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

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    How do you get fair market value for your car after a car accident?

    How do you get fair market value for your car after a car accident?
    In all of my years in handling car accident cases, personal injury cases, and other insurance claims, the thing that gets most people upset is damage to their car. Most of the time, the car is fixed. But what happens...
  • Dec 20

    First 5 Steps of a Personal Injury Claim

    First 5 Steps of a Personal Injury Claim
    Have you ever wondered what happens after a car accident? What are the steps of a personal injury claim? How does this whole process work? Here are the first 5 steps of a personal injury claim: 1. INVESTIGATE FACTS OF...
  • Dec 19

    5 More Personal Injury Myths That You Should Ignore

    5 More Personal Injury Myths That You Should Ignore
    I previously wrote about 5 myths that would hurt your personal injury case. Those are not the only myths that can hurt you. Here are 5 more myths about a car accident case that can hurt you. Avoid falling for...
Rank this Week: 2257

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Dec 21

    “Tame By Christie’s Volcanic Standards”

    “Tame By Christie’s Volcanic Standards”
          This David Farenhold piece in the Washington Post is clearly an early entry in the “define the candidates” sweepstakes getting underway as the race to succeed President Obama gets underway, and it makes…
  • Dec 19

    Chuck Todd On Cuba, Sony, And The Rumored Knife Fight For Donors Between Jeb Bush And Chris Christie

    Chuck Todd On Cuba, Sony, And The Rumored Knife Fight For Donors Between Jeb Bush And Chris Christie
    The moderator of Meet The Press always has insight, and does here in an interview with guest host, Ed Morrissey. The Audio: 12-19hhs-todd The Transcript: EM: Joining me on the line now, NBC News correspondent and Meet The Press host, Chuck…
  • Dec 18

    Robert C. O’Brien On The Fate Of Guantanamo Bay and What’s Next With Iran

    Robert C. O’Brien On The Fate Of Guantanamo Bay and What’s Next With Iran
    Hugh’s Arent Fox law partner was his guest to discuss the President’s move on Cuba, and how that portends to Guantanamo Bay’s future. The audio: 12-18hhs-obrien The transcript: HH: I’m joined now by my colleague and…
Rank this Week: 2318

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    Sony Employee Rights After Privacy Hack

    Sony Employee Rights After Privacy Hack
    The Sony privacy hack has drawn international attention and calls into question internet security for companies and employees. For employees who were victim to the security breach, legal questions remain. What are their rights? Can employees…
  • Dec 19

    Fired Black Editor Sues People Magazine for Discrimination

    Fired Black Editor Sues People Magazine for Discrimination
    Discriminatory practices in the workplace can impact the lowest paid minimum wage workers to high paid executives. There have been cases of discrimination in every industry, from manufacturing to law firms. Earlier this year, a black editor…
  • Dec 18

    Unpaid Interns and Volunteers Covered by FEHA in 2015

    Unpaid Interns and Volunteers Covered by FEHA in 2015
    California law will now give unpaid interns and volunteers a number of the same legal protections as regular employees. Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees based…
Rank this Week: 1850

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

Explores ways to integrate mediation into the litigation process. By Joseph Markowitz.

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Dec 20

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  • Dec 13

    The never-ending debate over joint session

    The never-ending debate over joint session
    Suddenly it seems that joint sessions have shown up as a hot topic again. The fall issue of the ABA Dispute Resolution magazine features an article by Eric Galton and Tracy Allen called "Don't Torch the Joint Session," which decries the…
  • Dec 11

    The Grand Bargain

    The Grand Bargain
    The city of Detroit emerged from bankruptcy yesterday, a process that was successful because of something the participants labeled the "Grand Bargain." The Grand Bargain was a complicated plan, but its key feature involved the transfer of the…
Rank this Week: 3966

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Dec 20

    Making Sure Your Living Trust Performs As Intended

    Making Sure Your Living Trust Performs As Intended
    When setting up a trust, preparing the documents does not finish the process. If the person who sets up the trust fails to properly transfer their assets into it, it can become an underfunded or unfunded. This lack of proper funding can lead…
  • Dec 19

    Does a Living Trust Protect My Assets?

    Does a Living Trust Protect My Assets?
    Living trusts can be very useful for a wide range of people. When you create this type of trust, you are called the grantor of the trust. There is a trustee who administers the trust, and a beneficiary who can receive monetary…
  • Dec 18

    How to Protect IRAs Left to Your Beneficiairie

    How to Protect IRAs Left to Your Beneficiairie
    A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Clark v. Rameker, will have big implications for clients.  In the Clark case, the Supreme Court held that, while a person’s own IRA can be protected in the case of bankruptcy, the court has…
Rank this Week: 2041

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    You must be told if information in your credit file file has been used against you

    You must be told if information in your credit file file has been used against you
    Anyone who uses a credit report or another type of consumer report to deny your application for credit, insurance, or employment – or to take another adverse action against you - must tell you, and must give you the name,...
  • Dec 19

    You May Not Always Need an Attorney for a Landlord Tenant Dispute

    You May Not Always Need an Attorney for a Landlord Tenant Dispute
    here may be problems that you can resolve without an attorney. The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has a website with excellent information and sources of information. You may want to consult them. 10. Hire an attorney. When…
  • Dec 18

    Tenants May Be Able to Legally Withhold Rent in California

    Tenants May Be Able to Legally Withhold Rent in California
    This is a riskier way of trying to get the property repaired. By law, a tenant is allowed to withhold some or all of the rent if the landlord does not fix serious defects. These defects must make the property...
Rank this Week: 1238

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
  • Nov 30

    Appellate Case Timeline

    Appellate Case Timeline
    The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about the length of time that recent Supreme Court cases from the last five years were pending by the time they reached the apex court.  This article only considers cases where the…
  • Oct 31

    Jurors and the Plea

    Jurors and the Plea
    In Williams v. Swarthout the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction, because the judge erroneously stated after swearing in the jury that the defendant pleaded guilty at the beginning of the trial.  The defendant…
Rank this Week: 3712

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    Common Divorce Misconception

    Common Divorce Misconception
    When you get divorced, you should expect that everyone will have a comment to share on your situation. From those that disapprove your decision to the ones who become incessantly nosy of the details, many people do not understand the months…
  • Dec 18

    5 Tips for a Cheaper Divorce

    5 Tips for a Cheaper Divorce
    No matter how amicable the divorce may be, it is still a time consuming, messy, and complicated process to see through. Not only will all property, assets, and debts need to be re-organized and amassed accordingly, but a solid financial plan…
  • Dec 17

    Celebrating Divorce Is a New Hot Busine

    Celebrating Divorce Is a New Hot Busine
    Divorce is increasingly being seen as less shameful and more liberating. With the rise in acceptance that accompanies this new life milestone comes the rise new celebrations for the end of a marriage with. One of the ways people are…
Rank this Week: 4152

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/
  • Dec 19

    In the Blood: Pros and Cons of Los Angeles DUI Blood Test

    In the Blood: Pros and Cons of Los Angeles DUI Blood Test
    We’re going to look north today, to Idaho, for insight into the often misunderstood arena of Los Angeles DUI blood tests. In an Idaho Supreme Court decision on December 3, 2014, a judge ruled that police must get a warrant before…
  • Dec 17

    DUI Charge Against Texas Judge Nora Longoria Dropped

    DUI Charge Against Texas Judge Nora Longoria Dropped
    Los Angeles DUI attorneys and pundits have been following the story of Nora Longoria, a judge for the 13th Court of Appeals in Texas, who was charged with a DUI in July 2014. Recently, prosecutors dropped her charges. McAllen police say that…
  • Dec 15

    Celebrity DUI: Le’Von Bell Accepts Plea Deal for DUI With Marijuana

    Celebrity DUI: Le’Von Bell Accepts Plea Deal for DUI With Marijuana
    Los Angeles DUI drug arrests may become increasingly common over the next few years, as an increasing number of Californians turn to legal medicinal marijuana for treatment. In August 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Von Bell…
Rank this Week: 4433

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/
  • Dec 19

    Summary of December 17, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of December 17, 2014 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 Wednesday, December 17, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Dec 18

    Kruger gets top JNE rating

    Kruger gets top JNE rating
    Cheryl Miller in The Recorder and Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle report that Supreme Court appointee Leondra Kruger has received the best rating — exceptionally well qualified — from the Commission on Judicial Nominees…
  • Dec 18

    Dangerous vacationing

    Dangerous vacationing
    We warned you:  if you are counsel in a Supreme Court case that might be argued during a vacation you’ve planned, tell the court about your plans as soon as possible, but definitely before the case is placed on the court’s…
Rank this Week: 4653

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: 2536

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Dec 19

    Apple Gets Patent for Three Dimensional iPhone with Motion Sensor

    Apple Gets Patent for Three Dimensional iPhone with Motion Sensor
    IPNews® - Apple has won a new patent for a ground-breaking mobile device screen that orients images on the screen according to the user's perspective relating to the phone. These features have yet to make an appearance in Apple products.…
  • Dec 10

    Samsung Sued for Use of Milk Trademark

    Samsung Sued for Use of Milk Trademark
    IPNews® - Milk Studios has filed a lawsuit against South Korean electronics maker Samsung for trademark infringement. The lawsuit alleges that Samsung has infringed Milk Studios' trademark for its newly-launched music and video streaming…
  • Dec 3

    Airbus Seeks Patent for Flying Doughnut

    Airbus Seeks Patent for Flying Doughnut
    IPNews® - Airbus has come up with a new doughnut-shaped design for its aircraft for which it has filed a patent application in Europe. Experts say the design will have pros and cons in that it can accommodate more passengers and cause…
Rank this Week: 3705

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Dec 19

    What Do You Do When The Bank Wants Your Condemnation Award?

    What Do You Do When The Bank Wants Your Condemnation Award?
    Property owners typically have a lot on their minds when they find out that the government is going to be taking their property.  For residential owners, they need to worry about where they are going to live with their families once the…
  • Dec 12

    41 Projects Get Funding at CTC December Meeting

    41 Projects Get Funding at CTC December Meeting
    The California Transportation Commission met in Riverside on Wednesday.  On the agenda was the allocation of $254 million in funding for transportation projects throughout the state.  You can read Caltrans’ press release…
  • Dec 12

    Don’t Like Your Utility Rates? Then Condemn The Provider….

    Don’t Like Your Utility Rates? Then Condemn The Provider….
    There has been a remarkable movement lately throughout California:  local government agencies are attempting to take over investor-owned, quasi-public utility companies in an effort to reduce utility bills to their constituents.  A…
Rank this Week: 3833

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Pizza Trademark

    Pizza Trademark
    Everyone loves pizza. New York Style, Chicago deep dish, Sicilian style. And, everyone has a favorite pizza joint, hence the popularity of pizza franchises like Dominoes, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut. Their advertising is everywhere.…
  • Dec 19

    WTF? OMG! This Case Made Me ROFLOL and Almost LMAO

    WTF? OMG! This Case Made Me ROFLOL and Almost LMAO
    When you see the acronym “WTF,” do you think of chewing gum? Probably not. If you text, then you probably have a very different understanding of the acronyms intended reference and, depending upon your sensibilities, you might…
  • Dec 19

    Dole Declares Sweet Victory in False Advertising Case

    Dole Declares Sweet Victory in False Advertising Case
    Can fruit in a can be “all natural”? What if I told you the canned fruit you were eating was “All Natural Fruit” and then went on to describe the ingredients as including ascorbic acid and citric acid; would you find…
Rank this Week: 2256

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1868

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/
  • Dec 19

    Cinematic dissent from denial of review

    Cinematic dissent from denial of review
    Justice Willett of the Texas Supreme Court pens this must-read dissent from the denial of review.And just as in the movie he repeatedly references, you'll enjoy it most if you stay with it to the very end....Also of note: Lawyer who filed…
  • Dec 18

    Judge Berzon on Justice Brennan

    Judge Berzon on Justice Brennan
    On January 22 at the Biltmore in downtown LA, LACBA's Labor & Employment Law Section presents a dinner/MCLE program: Justice Brennan's Labor & Employment Jurisprudence: Will We See the Like Again?Justice William J. Brennan, the…
  • Dec 18

    3 Questions for the hiring of appellate counsel

    3 Questions for the hiring of appellate counsel
    On Law360, H&L's David Axelrad offer some client-centered advice in 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Hiring Appellate Counsel. Every good appellate lawyer should (1) be able to help build and preserve the record; (2) know…
Rank this Week: 4916

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

Looks at personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical news from around the Sacramento area.

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 19

    Safe Travels During the Holiday

    Safe Travels During the Holiday
    The holidays are meant to be a time for family, celebration and cheer. However, traveling during the holidays can be a stressful occasion, especially if you are making long drives during rough winter conditions. To help ease the stress and…
  • Nov 17

    Boston Scientific ordered to pay $26.7 million after losing first round in Federal Court over Transvaginal Mesh

    Boston Scientific ordered to pay $26.7 million after losing first round in Federal Court over Transvaginal Mesh
    Boston Scientific Corporation has been ordered to pay $26.7 million to a group of four women that filed lawsuits against the manufacturer alleging injuries from their transvaginal mesh implants. Jurors in the Miami federal court sided with…
  • Nov 3

    Plaintiffs reach settlement agreement with Stryker for the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement

    Plaintiffs reach settlement agreement with Stryker for the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement
    Stryker has agreed to a settlement for all patients that have received a Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant and have undergone revision surgery to remove and replace their recalled Stryker device by November 3, 2014. The settlement proposed…
Rank this Week: 2431

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Small Talk Can Result in Big Benefit

    Small Talk Can Result in Big Benefit
    Small talk is not small or trivial. It’s a basic way to introduce ourselves to others, open lines of communication and can be a foundation upon which trust can be built. It’s a good way to start a negotiation or mediation session…
  • Dec 15

    Write It To Let Go Of It

    Write It To Let Go Of It
    There has been much discussed and written in mediation literature that one of the major benefits of mediation is the cathartic effect of telling a story to a neutral person.  Unfortunately, for some experiences the cathartic effect…
  • Dec 6

    Go With the Crowd, as Long as the Right People are in It

    Go With the Crowd, as Long as the Right People are in It
    Given the popularity of social media and the ease at which huge numbers of people can be contacted easily, there’s more news about the “wisdom of the crowd.” It’s thought that with enough people thinking about or…
Rank this Week: 4416

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/
  • Dec 19

    Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Employees: Part 2

    Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Employees: Part 2
    Does your company have a social media policy for employees? Policies regulating Internet use in the workplace can be very effective for maintaining your business' positive reputation online. Last week, we discussed the first 3 items to think…
  • Dec 12

    Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Employees: Part 1

    Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Employees: Part 1
    Instituting a company-wide social media policy is one of the best ways to protect your business's brand and image on the Internet. Disgruntled employees may say negative things about your business online, harming your reputation and putting…
  • Dec 5

    4 Steps to Building a Successful Busine

    4 Steps to Building a Successful Busine
    Are you thinking about starting a business? The success or failure of your business venture depends on your ability to plan ahead, take action, and respond to what happens after your idea becomes a company. Here are 4 actions to consider on…
Rank this Week: 4641

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Dec 19

    California Ranks as No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole”

    California Ranks as No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole”
     California was identified as the No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole” in the nation, after two years of taking the No. 1 spot, in the latest ranking of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American Tort Reform…
  • Dec 18

    NLRB Issues Final “Quickie Election” Rule … Again

    NLRB Issues Final “Quickie Election” Rule … Again
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has once again adopted a rule designed to speed up the union-election process and to streamline the process for resolving representation disputes — often referred to as the “quickie…
  • Dec 16

    NLRB: Employees Can Use Employer Email for Unionization

    NLRB: Employees Can Use Employer Email for Unionization
    A split National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently held that employees can use employer email systems during non-working times to communicate about wages, working conditions and other protected concerted activity, including union…
Rank this Week: 4096

California Family Law Paralegal

California Family Law Paralegal

Features legal information, stories and cases related to California family law. By Lori Paul.

http://californiafamilylawparalegal.com/
  • Dec 19

    Re-Homing Adopted Kid

    Re-Homing Adopted Kid
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, see the full article here, “among pet owners, ‘re-homing’ an unwanted dog or cat is a relatively straightforward process. The owner who seeks an alternative home often places…
  • Feb 23

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation
    As I was looking through my news feed on Facebook today, a video of attorney Gerald Curry popped up.  Many of you probably don’t even know who Gerald Curry was, but he became headline news about 11 years ago when he was chased down…
  • Oct 6

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I am proud to have my good friend and colleague Eric G. Young, who is a retired California attorney, as my guest blogger on this personally important subject.  Eric formerly handled family…
Rank this Week: 4553

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/
  • Dec 19

    Rising Number of Falls and Dangerous Injuries Among the Elderly

    Rising Number of Falls and Dangerous Injuries Among the Elderly
    For elderly adults who live on their own or in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, falls can result in serious and life-threatening injuries. While falls are not the result of elder abuse, they can occur when there is a clear issue…
  • Dec 12

    Elders Abusing Elders in Nursing Home

    Elders Abusing Elders in Nursing Home
    When we think about nursing home abuse and neglect, most of us imagine a scenario in which a healthcare professional or nursing home employee mistreats an elderly resident. However, a recent study conducted by Cornell University Weill Medical…
  • Dec 3

    Elder Abuse is an Underreported Crime

    Elder Abuse is an Underreported Crime
    Statistics in Southern California suggest that elder abuse is an extremely underreported crime, which means that many older adults suffer injuries while their abuses go unpunished. A recent article in the Los Angeles Daily News reported that…
Rank this Week: 919

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Dec 19

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
Rank this Week: 2903

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
  • Dec 19

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
Rank this Week: 2020

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1279

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    The Uncertain Legal Status of Uber and Other Ride-Share Companie

    The Uncertain Legal Status of Uber and Other Ride-Share Companie
    Perhaps the biggest phenomenon in the transportation world during 2014 has been the rise of Uber and other ride-share apps. While some have been in existence for a number of years, ride sharing companies grew exponentially this year with…
  • Dec 18

    The Impact of Alcohol: Santa Rosa Injury Lawyer Examines the True Meaning of BAC

    The Impact of Alcohol: Santa Rosa Injury Lawyer Examines the True Meaning of BAC
    In most news stories (and blog posts) about drunk driving accidents there is at least one reference to blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”). Most readers have probably heard that the legal limit in all states is 0.08%, but it can…
  • Dec 16

    Commercial Truck Accidents and Legal Liability: Who’s Responsible When Trucks Cause Injuries?

    Commercial Truck Accidents and Legal Liability: Who’s Responsible When Trucks Cause Injuries?
    Responsibility. It is one of the most important values we can pass on to our children. As children grow into young adults, it becomes increasingly clear that responsibility is at once a simple concept and a quite complex one. If you…
Rank this Week: 2827

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Dec 19

    There’s Putting Up the Lights, and Then There’s Putting Up the Light

    There’s Putting Up the Lights, and Then There’s Putting Up the Light
    My wife has me put up the lights on our house during the holidays, but music teacher/director Tom BetGeorge of Newark, California not far from where…
  • Dec 15

    My Construction Law Wish List

    My Construction Law Wish List
      I’ve been good this year. Not great mind you, but good, and good is the standard, right? So, here’s my construction law wish list this…
  • Dec 11

    Heaven or Las Vega

    Heaven or Las Vega
    I was at the Construction SuperConference in Las Vegas this past week. It was good. Heard former Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, the self proclaimed “Transportation Mayor,”…
Rank this Week: 1705

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/
  • Dec 19

    15 Dangerous Toys That Could Actually Kill You

    15 Dangerous Toys That Could Actually Kill You
    The holidays are a time of year when children can think of little else but Santa Claus, wish lists, and tearing into a new batch of toys while Mom and Dad try to stay awake. But even the most well-intended toys can be subject to hidden…
  • Nov 3

    12 Unbelievable Courtroom Moments Caught on Tape

    12 Unbelievable Courtroom Moments Caught on Tape
    The courtroom is supposed to be a place where law and order reign supreme, and for the most part it is. However, there are occasions when it can turn scary, wild, and downright unpredictable. It’s not hard to understand why when you…
  • Oct 9

    The Massive Airbag Recall You Do Not Know About

    The Massive Airbag Recall You Do Not Know About
    Recall-related news is all over the place. However, many Americans are probably not aware of a massive airbag recall that has been going on for many months now. This recall affects an important safety feature in your car that could…
Rank this Week: 4205

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/
  • Dec 19

    Why You Shouldn’t Use Homeless People to Fill Job Vacancies [e132]

    Why You Shouldn’t Use Homeless People to Fill Job Vacancies [e132]
    The guys end the week by recapping the story on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a local non-profit that paid homeless people with food and shelter to work concessions at games.  Then they answer, “How risky is it to discuss…
  • Dec 18

    Disrupting Employee Health Insurance

    Disrupting Employee Health Insurance
    A recent New York Times rumination about running a small business, employee health insurance and the apparent inevitability of higher cost and compromised benefits wound around to this somewhat plaintive reflection: Yet, I have a feeling that…
  • Dec 17

    The Perils of Signing of For Free Trials [e131]

    The Perils of Signing of For Free Trials [e131]
    Nasir and Matt discuss how signing up for free trials can backfire for consumers and businesses.  They also answer the question, “I used to occupy the space next door but I needed less space, so after I left that area the landlord…
Rank this Week: 2649

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

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

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    How Divorce Mediation Saves Your Family From Financial Ruin (PODCAST)

    How Divorce Mediation Saves Your Family From Financial Ruin (PODCAST)
    Welcome to California Divorce Mediator’s PODCAST explaining how divorce mediation can save the financial future of your children and your family.
  • Dec 17

    Advice On Effective Communication With Your Spouse From A Divorce Attorney

    Advice On Effective Communication With Your Spouse From A Divorce Attorney
    Most fights and disagreements in a relationship usually start by verbal tirades against one another. Effective communication is vital for the health and success of a relationship. Communication, however, can’t be limited to either…
  • Dec 15

    How Sexual Orientation, Religion And Handicap Affect Child Custody

    How Sexual Orientation, Religion And Handicap Affect Child Custody
    In a child custody case, people sometimes wonder if a parent’s sexual orientation, physical handicap, or religious beliefs have an impact or effect on child custody. Sexual Orientation It is fair to say that Orange County, California…
Rank this Week: 1541

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Congress Passes Omnibus Bill.

    Congress Passes Omnibus Bill.
    This weekend, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the majority of the government through September 2015, but will only fund DHS through February 2015. Although Senator Cruz (R-TX) attempted to defund the…
  • Dec 19

    Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña as Director of ICE

    Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña as Director of ICE
    Despite GOP objections, the Senate voted 55-39 to confirm Sarah Saldaña as the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ms. Saldaña will be the first Latina to lead the agency.
  • Dec 19

    The AAO sustained the appeal and withdrew the director’s decision,

    The AAO sustained the appeal and withdrew the director’s decision,
    The AAO sustained the appeal and withdrew the director’s decision, finding that the petitioner established by a preponderance of the evidence that the beneficiary’s duties as a chief operating officer were managerial.…
Rank this Week: 2683

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/
  • Dec 19

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    The Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde Team Wish You and Yours a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year
  • Dec 12

    Zillow Sued Over Employment Practice

    Zillow Sued Over Employment Practice
    Online real estate company Zillow is the subject of several lawsuits that allege a hostile working environment. The latest was filed by former Zillow employee Jennifer Young, a 41 year-old single mother with two children. Young was employed…
  • Dec 4

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great
    One of the questions I hear frequently is about whether we are accepting new clients. While the short answer is “Yes”, here is some additional information which many people find interesting. Our law firm, Sylvester Oppenheim…
Rank this Week: 2345

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/
  • Dec 19

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – December 19, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – December 19, 2014
    This week, the Pakistan Taliban killed over 130 children in Peshawar in one of the most horrendous and despicable acts of terror directed at school children in modern history. Pakistan has lost more than 70,000 in 13 years to terror ……
  • Dec 18

    Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2014

    Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2014
    Here are some selected highlights from NEO Law Group over the past year that we hope you’ll find helpful. 2014 was also highlighted by an addition to Erin’s family and Michele’s graduation and passage of the bar…
  • Dec 15

    What Issues Should a Nonprofit Board Consider Annually?

    What Issues Should a Nonprofit Board Consider Annually?
    As the end of a year approaches, a nonprofit’s board of directors should begin to reflect on a number of issues involving governance and management of the organization to encourage its growth and success. Among the areas that boards…
Rank this Week: 788

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    The “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyer

    The “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyer
    The television ads are never-ending. You’ve all heard them. “The BEST personal injury lawyer in Sacramento” or ”the BEST in California” or perhaps even of the world. Truth is, the television ads are a lot of…
  • Dec 17

    Drunk Driving and the Holiday

    Drunk Driving and the Holiday
    Avoiding late night driving, especially on weekends or holidays, when possible. Obviously, if you are planning on a festive evening out, make arrangements for a designated drive, taxi or other car service. If you are out with a friend who…
  • Dec 16

    How Attorney’s Investigate Electrical Injurie

    How Attorney’s Investigate Electrical Injurie
    Electrical injuries are caused by high voltage electricity and can lead to death or serious injury. Small amounts of current, less than 700 ml.  can lead to fibrillation which can sometimes be helped with a defibrillator but current over…
Rank this Week: 3633

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

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

    Richard Burt Law: Handling M&A Transaction

    Richard Burt Law: Handling M&A Transaction
    Smart merger and acquisition transactions can be a key component of business growth and on-going success. Business attorney Richard G. Burt is ready to assist at every stage of a merger or other acquisition transaction and to assure that the…
  • Dec 17

    Misleading Certificate of Status Solicitation

    Misleading Certificate of Status Solicitation
    The California Secretary of State has issued warnings about misleading certificate of status solicitations. Directors and officers of corporations and managers and members of limited liability companies (LLCs) should be wary of such…
  • Dec 8

    Out-of-State LLC Owning Property in California

    Out-of-State LLC Owning Property in California
    Many California residents are members of LLCs formed under the law of other states (often referred to as “foreign LLCs”). California, being hungry for tax revenue, often tries to tax the LLC on the ground that it is doing business…
Rank this Week: 2437

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

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

    Insider Trading is No Game: SEC’s Increased Scrutiny of Insider Info Spread on the Link

    Insider Trading is No Game: SEC’s Increased Scrutiny of Insider Info Spread on the Link
    The game of golf has long been associated with business owners getting together, enjoying a round or two and using the time together to work out deals. That’s all well and good when the parties stick to the rules of the game and laws…
  • Dec 11

    Directors, Not Corporations, Owe a Fiduciary Duty to Shareholder

    Directors, Not Corporations, Owe a Fiduciary Duty to Shareholder
    A corporation, in and of itself, is a legal entity. Laws have been established to encourage their creation to help the economy grow. It’s a vehicle by which investors can engage in business while limiting their financial and legal…
  • Dec 4

    Employment Practices of Franchisees and Franchisors Coming Under More Scrutiny

    Employment Practices of Franchisees and Franchisors Coming Under More Scrutiny
    One of the fundamental understandings of the franchisee/franchisor relationship is that the franchisee is an independent business responsible for its own human resources decisions. Plaintiff attorneys representing ex-employees and the federal…
Rank this Week: 2492

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/
  • Dec 18

    North Korea, Sony and California Stem Cell

    North Korea, Sony and California Stem Cell
    Lauren Miller, a California stem cell agency director, and Seth Rogen at the Los Angeles premier of "The Interview" on Dec. 11. The appearance coincidentally followed the agency's board meeting. Getty Photo, Michael TranIt…
  • Dec 16

    Former California Stem Cell CEO Zach Hall on Conflicts of Interest and Last Week's CIRM Board Voting

    Former California Stem Cell CEO Zach Hall on Conflicts of Interest and Last Week's CIRM Board Voting
    Conflict of interest issues have long been a difficult issue for the California stem cell agency, and so it was last week.The matter involved a proposal to reduce the indirect cost funding rate for both businesses and nonprofit institutions…
  • Dec 15

    Eleven Percent Stock Price Drop for StemCells, Inc., on Bad News From California Stem Cell Agency

    Eleven Percent Stock Price Drop for StemCells, Inc., on Bad News From California Stem Cell Agency
    Six month performance StemCells, Inc., stock priceYahoo chartThe stock price of StemCells, Inc., of Newark, Ca., plummeted nearly 11 percent today following a federal filing that it had lost its $19 million award from the California stem cell…
Rank this Week: 821

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Dec 18

    Should California Employers Stop Providing PTO and Paid Vacation and Just Give Paid Sick Leave?

    Should California Employers Stop Providing PTO and Paid Vacation and Just Give Paid Sick Leave?
    Beginning on July 1, 2015, California employers will need to provide paid sick leave to pretty much all full-time, part-time, temporary and even on-call employees. As the year end approaches, many employers are revising their vacation, sick,…
  • Dec 17

    Probationary Periods, ACA and CA Law are Back in Sync (SB 1034)

    Probationary Periods, ACA and CA Law are Back in Sync (SB 1034)
    Last year many California employers were forced to adapt their traditional 90-day probationary periods to comport with a state-specific requirement imposing a maximum eligibility waiting period for benefits of 60 days. This created a…
  • Dec 17

    NLRB Alters Post-Arbitral Deferral Standard

    NLRB Alters Post-Arbitral Deferral Standard
    On December 15, 2014, in a split decision along party lines, the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) in Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc., overruled 30 year-old precedent that will needlessly undermine the…
Rank this Week: 1625