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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/
  • Aug 30

    Nevada Corporations And Virtual Stockholder Meeting

    Nevada Corporations And Virtual Stockholder Meeting
    Companies typically cite cost savings and ease of access as the motivation for holding virtual stockholder meetings.  Andy D. Bryant, Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation, for example, provided the following rationale in the…
  • Aug 29

    Agreement To Arbitrate “Any Disputes” Doesn’t Reach Derivative Claim

    Agreement To Arbitrate “Any Disputes” Doesn’t Reach Derivative Claim
    Corn v. Superior Court, 2016 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 6182 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. Aug. 22, 2016) is a case about the meaning of one sentence in a settlement agreement consisting of just seven words – “The Parties…
  • Aug 26

    Three Considerations For Drafting A Code of Business Conduct

    Three Considerations For Drafting A Code of Business Conduct
    Although the Securities and Exchange Commission does not require that a company adopt a code of business conduct and ethics, I would be very surprised to hear of an SEC reporting company that has not adopted such a code.  Item 406…
Rank this Week: 2979

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/
  • Aug 29

    Tennessee’s New DUI Law Could Be Costly To State’s Coffer

    Tennessee’s New DUI Law Could Be Costly To State’s Coffer
    If a driver is under age 21 in California, state law (Vehicle Code 23140) makes it easier for prosecutors to convict them of DUI in Los Angeles. Instead of the typical blood alcohol content measurement of 0.08 required for a DUI conviction,…
  • Aug 26

    Bad Moves By DUI Driver

    Bad Moves By DUI Driver
    Intoxicated drivers often make bad decisions that draw police officers’ attention and leave the drivers vulnerable to arrest on a charge of DUI in Los Angeles. But California drivers aren’t the only ones making mistakes, as these…
  • Aug 23

    Many Repeat DUI Offenders Never Seem To Learn

    Many Repeat DUI Offenders Never Seem To Learn
    For some people, one charge of DUI in Los Angeles is enough to make them resolve they will never again drive under the influence. They never want to go through the humiliating experience of arrest, a bond hearing and a court trial again.…
Rank this Week: 3850

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/
  • Aug 29

    Unexpected Penalties Under New Kentucky DUI Law

    Unexpected Penalties Under New Kentucky DUI Law
    Under the terms of Section 23550 of the California Vehicle Code, a driver convicted of DUI in Los Angeles three or more times within 10 years faces felony (rather than misdemeanor) DUI charges, which can result in anywhere from 16 months to…
  • Aug 29

    Oklahoma Court Dismisses DUI License Revocation

    Oklahoma Court Dismisses DUI License Revocation
    One serious consequence for those convicted of DUI in Los Angeles is the loss of their licenses. If a breathalyzer, blood test or urine test show that a person is operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or greater, the…
  • Aug 25

    Continuing Repercussions From Supreme Court DUI Ruling

    Continuing Repercussions From Supreme Court DUI Ruling
    Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police must have warrants to draw blood from DUI suspects, defendants accused of DUI in Los Angeles and their lawyers have been working to get any incriminating blood evidence suppressed in their…
Rank this Week: 1212

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/
  • Aug 29

    Frailty and Sarcopenia are Strong Indicators of Future Negative Health Outcome

    Frailty and Sarcopenia are Strong Indicators of Future Negative Health Outcome
    One of the primary health issues in the United States that significantly affects the older adult population is diabetes mellitus. Not only is this disease related to premature aging, chronic diabetes is related to serious physical and…
  • Aug 24

    A Healthy Diet and Regular Exercise Can Treat Obesity and Prevent Diabete

    A Healthy Diet and Regular Exercise Can Treat Obesity and Prevent Diabete
    Diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose levels and is the most common age-related disorder of the endocrine system. Diabetes is found in an estimated 10% of people between the ages of 56 and 64, 20% in those ages 65 to 74, and 40% in…
  • Aug 19

    Poor Incontinence Care Can Deteriorate Quality of Life

    Poor Incontinence Care Can Deteriorate Quality of Life
    Urinary and faecal incontinence are serious health problems that are detrimental to overall health and quality of life and commonly affect older adults. Both types of incontinence are prevalent among the elderly population all over…
Rank this Week: 3783

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/
  • Aug 29

    Chief Justice is the swing vote in two 4-3 decisions today

    Chief Justice is the swing vote in two 4-3 decisions today
    Just a month ago, when the Supreme Court issued a 4-3 decision in an arbitration case, we noted how unusual such a split vote was.  In the last week, however, there have been three more 4-3 decisions, including two today. Chief Justice…
  • Aug 29

    Divided court finds jurisdiction over out-of-state pharmaceutical manufacturer

    Divided court finds jurisdiction over out-of-state pharmaceutical manufacturer
    In Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court, the Supreme Court today holds that hundreds of non-California plaintiffs can sue a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a California court for injuries allegedly caused by one of the defendant…
  • Aug 29

    Divided court finds water quality mandates are reimbursable

    Divided court finds water quality mandates are reimbursable
    In Department of Finance v. Commission on State Mandates, the Supreme Court today holds conditions imposed by the state on local agencies that operate storm drain systems are state mandates for which — under the California Constitution…
Rank this Week: 3151

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Jacob W’s Story

    Jacob W’s Story
    The silence was deafening inside the car. I had never known a quiet to last so long, or be so ... The post Jacob W’s Story appeared first on Law Office of David P. Shapiro.
  • Aug 29

    Nikole K’s Story

    Nikole K’s Story
    At 19 I thought I was invincible. It was July; I had finished my freshman year at Colorado State University ... The post Nikole K’s Story appeared first on Law Office of David P. Shapiro.
  • Aug 29

    Onyema’s Story

    Onyema’s Story
    Scholarship My Story I have extreme tiredness, called fatigue, is very common in people treated for cancer. This is not ... The post Onyema’s Story appeared first on Law Office of David P. Shapiro.
Rank this Week: 4521

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Motorcyclist Killed in Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash

    Motorcyclist Killed in Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash
    Officials are searching for a hit-and-run driver who they say struck and killed a motorcyclist in Reseda on August 24, 2016. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Vanowen Street and…
  • Aug 23

    Orange County Crash Fatally Injures Mother and Two Daughter

    Orange County Crash Fatally Injures Mother and Two Daughter
    Patricia Ledezma, 34, and her two daughters, Stephanie, 8, and Dayana, 4, were all killed in a Placentia pedestrian accident the night of August 20, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the mother and daughters were…
  • Aug 18

    Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal

    Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal
    A 43-year-old woman was fatally injured in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred just after midnight on…
Rank this Week: 662

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

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

    Mirror, mirror

    Mirror, mirror
    What is with people who take selfies?  Don't these people have a mirror to look in?!  In order of stupidity, here are some of the dumbest selfies I've read, to date:Justin Bahler:  A bank robber who took a selfie (and got…
  • Aug 22

    It Just Perpetuates Crime

    It Just Perpetuates Crime
    How many times have you read cases where people pay premiums for years and then, when they look to collect on a policy, the insurance companies pull a fast one and deny the claim?  I see it all the time.Funny, then, when I'm reading the…
  • Aug 15

    Take it to the Bank

    Take it to the Bank
    In today's news is a story about a homeless couple who received a $20,000 wedding all donated by their community. Despite research showing the more you pay on a wedding, the better chance your union will end in divorce, this community chose…
Rank this Week: 3491

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

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

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Aug 29

    6 Facts and Myths of Hair Follicle Drug Test

    6 Facts and Myths of Hair Follicle Drug Test
    In addition to blood and urine tests, some employers and law enforcement agencies may require a hair follicle drug test. They may use the results to make hiring decisions, custody decisions, or to prove the presence of drugs in the…
  • Aug 22

    Watch Out for Plain-Clothed Police Officers on the Road

    Watch Out for Plain-Clothed Police Officers on the Road
    In late 2015, the San Bernardino police force used a different sort of tactic to catch distracted drivers on the roadways. Officers stood on the side of the road with cardboard signs and radioed patrol cars when they spotted…
  • Aug 15

    What You Should Know About Police Officers and Domestic Abuse

    What You Should Know About Police Officers and Domestic Abuse
    With the recent press surrounding instances of law enforcement abuse of power, one distinct problem in the policing community remains—and many are reluctant to discuss it. Police officers are supposed to protect and serve, but…
Rank this Week: 2193

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1582

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Aug 29

    Los Angeles Hotel Ordinance Update

    Los Angeles Hotel Ordinance Update
    Last week, Nancy Yaffe and I hosted approximately 30 Human Resources professionals in the hospitality industry in our Century City office for a working group discussion on the challenges of the Los Angeles Citywide Hotel Worker Minimum Wage…
  • Aug 29

    Judicial Hostility to Employment Arbitration Flares up in 9th Circuit

    Judicial Hostility to Employment Arbitration Flares up in 9th Circuit
    When you draft employment arbitration agreements, it’s not enough to know what the law is. You should also know what the law will be at the time that someone challenges the agreement. Since this area of law changes…
  • Aug 22

    Confused By Overtime Rules, U.S. Department of Labor Agrees to $7 Million Settlement

    Confused By Overtime Rules, U.S. Department of Labor Agrees to $7 Million Settlement
    The U.S. Department of Labor, among other things, enforces federal wage and hour laws. These include the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. When it believes employers have violated those laws, the DOL can pursue litigation…
Rank this Week: 2006

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    The Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule with Attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq.

    The Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule with Attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq.
    In this segment Attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq. discusses a new proposed rule referred to as the International Entrepreneur Rule. This new rule is expected to make it easier for certain foreign entrepreneurs to receive temporary…
  • Aug 22

    My Visa Waiver has expired. I am now married to a US Citizen. Can I obtain a green card inside the US?

    My Visa Waiver has expired. I am now married to a US Citizen. Can I obtain a green card inside the US?
    In this video, Attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq. discusses one of your frequently asked questions: I entered the United States on the visa waiver program 2 years ago. My stay has now expired. Recently, I married a US Citizen. Can I get my…
  • Aug 15

    Is there a minimum investment amount required for the E-2 visa?

    Is there a minimum investment amount required for the E-2 visa?
    In this video, Attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq. discusses one of your frequently asked questions: Is there a minimum investment amount required to apply for the E-2 Treaty Investor visa? To read more about the E-2 visa click here. To read…
Rank this Week: 4929

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Covers all types of criminal defense topics.

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

    Accused of a Probation Violation?

    Accused of a Probation Violation?
    Being accused of a probation violation can have serious consequences. Probation is the equivalent of having an invisible collar around your neck. You are not free to do whatever you like. In fact, probation simply means that a judge…
  • Aug 25

    Consequences of a DUI Can Be Steep

    Consequences of a DUI Can Be Steep
    If you or a loved one is facing Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Other Illegal Substance (DUI) charges, do not take them lightly. Do not think that you will receive a slap on the wrist, even if it The post Consequences of a DUI Can…
  • Aug 22

    Charged with Hit-and-Run DUI? Understand Your Legal Right

    Charged with Hit-and-Run DUI? Understand Your Legal Right
    Getting charged with a hit-and-run can potentially lead to significant fines and criminal penalties. Those fines and penalties are “enhanced” if you are convicted of a hit-and-run while intoxicated (DUI) and operating a motor…
Rank this Week: 1883

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2741

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
  • Aug 29

    Using Postnups to Renegotiate a Marriage

    Using Postnups to Renegotiate a Marriage
    When a marriage hits a rocky stage, a postnuptial agreement might be just the thing to restore trust and put things back on a smoother track. Beyoncé and Jay-Z may have thought so, as they reportedly entered into a postnup after a…
  • Aug 26

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money
    When it comes to settlement negotiations, money is usually not the entire picture. Parties generally have more than just cash to offer; it’s a question of coming up with the right combination of incentives. In his blog post for Above…
  • Aug 24

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon, a former practicing attorney and now a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC. This blog entry is the second of a two-part series, in response to questions submitted by our…
Rank this Week: 2664

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Aug 29

    FCA case involving interpretation of 60 day overpayment rule settle

    FCA case involving interpretation of 60 day overpayment rule settle
    Last week, the United States and New York announced a settlement with Mount Sinai Health System for $3 million dollars to resolve allegations that Mount Sinai violated the False Claims Act by retaining overpayments for longer than 60 days…
  • Aug 22

    Australia: Regulator considers permitting the sale of food derived from low THC hemp seed

    Australia: Regulator considers permitting the sale of food derived from low THC hemp seed
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for submissions in response to its draft variation of the Food Standards Code that would permit the sale of foods derived from low tetrahydrocannbinol (THC) hemp.  The proposal…
  • Aug 18

    Judge declines to certify order for appeal in Texas Teladoc case

    Judge declines to certify order for appeal in Texas Teladoc case
    On August 15, 2016, United States District Judge Robert Pitman denied the motion of the Texas Medical Board (“TMB”) to certify order for an immediate appeal of the court’s decision not to dismiss the Teladoc case.  The…
Rank this Week: 1946

(619) Divorce Blog

(619) Divorce Blog

Divorce and Family Law topics related to San Diego, CA.

http://619divorce.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Depp Might Be Violating Divorce Agreement

    Depp Might Be Violating Divorce Agreement
    Amber Heard received $7 million as part of her divorce agreement. Though she had plans to donate the money, in full, to her two favorite charities – the American Civil Liberties Union, with a focus on battling violence against women,…
  • Aug 22

    Do Self-Care As You Divorce

    Do Self-Care As You Divorce
    Divorce is not only a difficult time in a person’s life, but it can also be emotionally traumatic. The relationship with your spouse and the structure of your lives that you helped establish in what you thought would be a…
  • Aug 16

    Legal Grounds for Annulment, Separation, and Divorce

    Legal Grounds for Annulment, Separation, and Divorce
    Just like marriage, divorce has a long history. While divorce was not at all common around the time people began to get married, that doesn’t mean thise weren’t people wishing for the end of their marriages. Hise we walk through…
Rank this Week: 1885

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    If you can Lead you can Negotiate

    If you can Lead you can Negotiate
    Researchers constantly seek to learn more about the trick to being a good leader. According to Dina Krasikova, assistant professor of management at the University of Texas in San Antonio (UTSA), confidence is the key to being a successful and…
  • Aug 22

    Meditation May Make You Better at Negotiation

    Meditation May Make You Better at Negotiation
    Meditation is seen as a way to relax, focus on yourself and clear your cluttered brain of extraneous and harmful thoughts. Dina Kaplan, in an article in Forbes magazine, wrote about how meditation may make you better at negotiation She…
  • Aug 8

    Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Has Suggestions on How You Can be a Better Negotiator

    Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Has Suggestions on How You Can be a Better Negotiator
    You may negotiate the resolution of lawsuits or other conflicts between people or businesses and there may be family issues or money at stake. There are some of us who negotiate when lives are on the line, such as negotiators talking to…
Rank this Week: 3918

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Aug 28

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean
    Many employees (and employers) misunderstand what FMLA protection means. They assume that this protection provides them with a certain immunity from being terminated – i.e. that they cannot be terminated while on FMLA leave no…
  • Jul 17

    Top 6 Things Employers Do Which Are Not Illegal

    Top 6 Things Employers Do Which Are Not Illegal
    The following is is a list of things that employers often do, which might seem unfair or hurtful, but generally not illegal (in the absence of specific evidence of discrimination or unlawful retaliation) in an at-will employment setting: (1)…
  • Jul 9

    Why Employers Offer Severance To Fired Employee

    Why Employers Offer Severance To Fired Employee
    Employers in the San Francisco area routinely offer severance package to the employee they lay off or fire or even to those employees who choose to resign. This severance may include monetary compensation, additional stock options, continued…
Rank this Week: 1196

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/
  • Aug 28

    CalNonprofits Annual Convention 2016

    CalNonprofits Annual Convention 2016
    The CalNonprofits 2016 Annual Convention takes place as The California Endowment (1000 N. Alameda Street) in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 6. The Convention features Alicia Garza, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter, as its…
  • Aug 25

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/26/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/26/16
    Back in Vancouver to see family, friends, and Romeo and Juliet at Bard on the Beach, Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festival. Have a listen to A Time for Us while perusing our curated…
  • Aug 22

    FASB Updates Not-for-Profit Accounting Standard

    FASB Updates Not-for-Profit Accounting Standard
      The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released its Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, on August 18, 2016. The Update modifies previous…
Rank this Week: 1460

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Aug 28

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

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

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

    Flores v. Lynch, an example of the risks in winning your case.
    On July 6, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in Flores v. Lynch, a lawsuit brought by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law to decide about a difference in interpretation of a Settlement agreement the…
  • Jun 26

    When is an admission not an admission and when is a parole not a parole? When ICE makes up the law.

    When is an admission not an admission and when is a parole not a parole? When ICE makes up the law.
    When you encounter a non-citizen of the United States on an American street, the usual understanding is that he could be one of six things: 1. A person who was admitted to the United States after inspection at a port of entry (border or air…
Rank this Week: 4627

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/
  • Aug 27

    Heidelberg Schlo

    Heidelberg Schlo
    By Jacques Fouquières, Hortus Palatinus, (before 1620). Heidelberg Palace, gardens and terracing....
  • Aug 22

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.
    Our world-famous 12 Rules of Client Service. Revel in their wisdom. Ignore them at your peril. Teach them to your coworkers. Argue about them. Improve them....
  • Aug 20

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.
    Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), the "Liberator of Ireland", led a movement that forced the British to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, allowing Catholics to become members of the British House of Commons. History knows him…
Rank this Week: 726

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/
  • Aug 26

    No Reverse CEQA Just Because of Existing Air Contaminant

    No Reverse CEQA Just Because of Existing Air Contaminant
    In a decision that should provide more certainty for the development of residential infill and transit-oriented projects, the Court of Appeal recently held that the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) “cannot be used by a lead…
  • Jul 15

    Emergency Groundwater Management Regulations Now in Effect, Certain to Make an Impact

    Emergency Groundwater Management Regulations Now in Effect, Certain to Make an Impact
    The California Water Commission recently approved new emergency regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans (“GSPs”). In addition to substantially affecting groundwater management practices and procedures under…
  • Jun 24

    New Federal Law Fast Tracks Energy and Infrastructure Project

    New Federal Law Fast Tracks Energy and Infrastructure Project
    Looking only at its name, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), a long-term funding bill adopted by Congress in late 2015, would seem to benefit only ground transportation projects. For the most part, FAST has been…
Rank this Week: 2104

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3422

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

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

    San Diego’s changing minimum wage and paid sick leave law – five updates to know

    San Diego’s changing minimum wage and paid sick leave law – five updates to know
    The City of San Diego passed the Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance which took effect on July 11, 2016.  Now, less and two months later, the City has approved an “Implementing Ordinance” clarifying the law’s…
  • Aug 19

    California Supreme Court agrees to review Starbucks’ de minimis defense

    California Supreme Court agrees to review Starbucks’ de minimis defense
    Douglas Troester filed suit alleging that Starbucks violated the California Labor Code by failing to pay him for short periods of time he spent closing the store.  He alleged that Starbucks failed to pay him for time spent walking out of…
  • Aug 12

    Five reminders about sexual harassment training for supervisors under California law

    Five reminders about sexual harassment training for supervisors under California law
    I’ve been conducting many harassment prevention trainings for clients during the last few weeks.  Employers in California with 50 or more workers must provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all…
Rank this Week: 1163

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/
  • Aug 26

    Trade Secrets In California

    Trade Secrets In California
    Businesses must endeavor to guard their trade secrets jealously. Failure to do so can wreak havoc upon development and growth. It will also give competitors a leg-up in the marketplace. Knowing and understanding California's trade secret law…
  • Aug 19

    Should You Take Your Contract Dispute To Court?

    Should You Take Your Contract Dispute To Court?
    Whenever you believe the other party has breached its agreement with you, these and all other provisions of the agreement must be carefully evaluated before embarking on a particular course of action.
  • Aug 12

    Reviewing Your Commercial Lease

    Reviewing Your Commercial Lease
    While many business owners choose to own their building, many others do not have means to do so, or may not want to commit to one location long-term. For these reasons and more, many business owners lease their commercial spaces. For any type…
Rank this Week: 3181

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 26

    Proctor and Gamble Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Versus Shaving Rival

    Proctor and Gamble Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Versus Shaving Rival
    IPNews® - In response to a new razor design by Edgewell Personal Care Co, Proctor and Gamble has filed a lawsuit through its subsidiary The Gillette Company.   Gillette argues false advertising over Edgewell’s claim that the…
  • Aug 18

    Statutory Copyright Damages Not Available in Lebron James Tattoo Lawsuit

    Statutory Copyright Damages Not Available in Lebron James Tattoo Lawsuit
    IPNews® - A federal judge has ruled that Solid Oaks, a tattoo artist company, cannot seek statutory damages or attorney’s fees in its copyright infringement lawsuit.   The lawsuit was brought against Take-Two Interactive…
  • Aug 12

    Tasty Burger Chain Claims Chipotle Has Infringed its Trademark

    Tasty Burger Chain Claims Chipotle Has Infringed its Trademark
    IPNews® - Hamburger chain Tasty Burger claims Chipotle has violated its trademark rights with its new chain Tasty Made.   Both companies also use a red banner with white text as part of the logo.  Though Tasty Burger sent a…
Rank this Week: 3317

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Numbers Show Increase in Assaults Against San Diego Police Officer

    Numbers Show Increase in Assaults Against San Diego Police Officer
    While the nation is on edge from the high profile killings of unarmed citizens and police in Dallas and Baton Rouge earlier this year, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) is currently trying to investigate whether a shooting death of…
  • Aug 24

    New Article Sheds Light on Sexual Harassment and Assault on Women in Trucking Industry

    New Article Sheds Light on Sexual Harassment and Assault on Women in Trucking Industry
    Riverside, California, is home to the West Coast terminal of trucking company CRST, located just off Interstate 215, where a woman named Cathy Sellars has filed a lawsuit against CRST for sexual harassment. Over the last 20 years, hundreds of…
  • Aug 19

    112 Fugitives Across Southern California Arrested in ICE Operation

    112 Fugitives Across Southern California Arrested in ICE Operation
    Earlier this week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 112 fugitives on the run from the law across the San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties during a special operation that aimed…
Rank this Week: 1875

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal…

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal Injury Blog

Features Los Angeles personal injury news and case results.

http://www.psblaw.com/blog.html/
  • Aug 26

    State Senate Unanimously Passes ‘Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law’

    State Senate Unanimously Passes ‘Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law’
    The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” received unanimous approval by the state Senate on Friday and is now on its way to Governor Jerry Brown in hopes of becoming a law. Senate Bill 1072 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza ……
  • Aug 18

    Attorney Robert Glassman Delivers Keynote Address At Southwestern Law School Orientation

    Attorney Robert Glassman Delivers Keynote Address At Southwestern Law School Orientation
    On August 11, 2016, PSB attorney Robert Glassman returned to his alma mater to deliver an inspring orientation keynote address to students entering their first year at Southwestern Law School. Drawing on his experience, Mr. Glassman shared a…
  • Aug 15

    Eight PSB Attorneys Recognized As ‘Best Lawyers in America’ for 2017

    Eight PSB Attorneys Recognized As ‘Best Lawyers in America’ for 2017
    Eight Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys have been included in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® as leading lawyers in the Los Angeles area. Since 1983, the annual Best Lawyers list has been universally regarded as…
Rank this Week: 1853

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 3464

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

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

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Aug 26

    Does The Class Action Suit Go to Arbitration? And Who Decides?

    Does The Class Action Suit Go to Arbitration? And Who Decides?
    Here comes Chapter Three in the law of arbitration and class actions in California. Chapter One: In Discover Bank v. Superior Court (2005) 36 Cal. 4th 148, Cal Supremes rule that a consumer contract provision that waives the right to...
  • Jun 20

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing
    This may be pretty big for California appellate lawyers and any lawyer or client involved in motion practice at the trial court level.The California Supreme Court has just eliminated its long-standing rule that "de-published" any lower court…
  • May 25

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data
    Every year about this time, the Attorney General posts and summarizes all of the Proposition 65 settlements from the preceding year, providing information about which settlements require reformulation of products, which require warnings,…
Rank this Week: 394

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2823

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 4513

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/
  • Aug 25

    Whistleblowers Receive$11 Million Settlement Against Marinello Schools of Beauty

    Whistleblowers Receive$11 Million Settlement Against Marinello Schools of Beauty
    From outward appearances, the 56 campuses of the Marinello Schools of Beauty were profitable and successful. However, the Department of Education believed that school administrators had engaged in an ongoing and systematic program of…
  • Aug 19

    Led Zeppelin Wins Lawsuit; Can’t Collect Legal Fee

    Led Zeppelin Wins Lawsuit; Can’t Collect Legal Fee
    Judge R. Gary Klausner has ruled that Led Zeppelin may not collect almost $800,000 in defense fees from the plaintiffs in a recent copyright lawsuit. Earlier, the copyright infringement case was settled in the band’s favor. The lawsuit…
  • Aug 11

    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 people ask me 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 . . .
Rank this Week: 646

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: 1831

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/
  • Aug 25

    How Independent Artists Reacted to Fashion Mogul Zara’s Alleged Infringement [e277]

    How Independent Artists Reacted to Fashion Mogul Zara’s Alleged Infringement [e277]
    Nasir and Matt talk about the accusations surrounding fashion giant Zara ripping off the designs of independent artists like Tuesday Bassen and how smaller companies can battle the industry giants. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to…
  • Aug 18

    Can Brave’s Ad Replacing Software Defeat Newspapers and Copyright Law? [e276]

    Can Brave’s Ad Replacing Software Defeat Newspapers and Copyright Law? [e276]
    Nasir and Matt discuss Brave Software’s ad replacing technology that has caught the eye of almost every national newspaper and has a potential copyright infringement claim looming. They also welcome digital marketing expert Matt…
  • Jul 28

    Why The Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Is Far From Normal [e275]

    Why The Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Is Far From Normal [e275]
    Nasir and Matt discuss the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Gretchen Carlson against Fox CEO Roger Ailes. They also talk about the importance of sexual harassment training and properly handling such allegations in the office.
Rank this Week: 1723

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Aug 25

    Show Me the Money! California’s Underfunded Court

    Show Me the Money! California’s Underfunded Court
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Sustained cuts to California’s court system have strained access to justice across the state, and not enough is being done to fix the situation.  But, you can help! Since the “Great Recession” of…
  • Aug 18

    San Diego Implementing Ordinance Ameliorates Its Paid Sick Leave Law

    San Diego Implementing Ordinance Ameliorates Its Paid Sick Leave Law
    Seyfarth Synopsis: We’ve regularly reported on California’s peculiar paid sick leave laws. Not counting industry-specific paid sick laws (e.g., the Long Beach and Los Angeles ordinances regulating hotel employers), there are now…
  • Aug 10

    What To Do About Employee Thieves—Catch Them If You Can!

    What To Do About Employee Thieves—Catch Them If You Can!
    Seyfarth Synopsis: When employee theft occurs, employers must be cautious in investigating, avoiding self-help, and in deciding if and how to terminate the offending employee. Companies work hard to hire trustworthy employees, but employee…
Rank this Week: 1553

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 25

    Ordered combination of software steps is patent eligible

    Ordered combination of software steps is patent eligible
    In Bascom v. AT&T (Fed. Cir. June 27, 2016), the Court  held that the ordered combination of software steps recited in the claims of the patent were eligible for patent protection (i.e., patent eligible) under Section 101. In…
  • Aug 8

    Process patent blocks importation of product

    Process patent blocks importation of product
    1. Process patent may be used to block importation of products made with patented method steps Everything begins and ends with the claim set since the claims define the scope of protection afforded under the patent and to a large extent…
  • Jul 27

    Printed publication may include web page

    Printed publication may include web page
    1.  Printed publication being a category of prior art includes online content Patent laws require that the invention be new  and non obvious over existing information in the public domain.  Information about the invention can…
Rank this Week: 4840

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/
  • Aug 25

    Drug Diversion Program Participation and Prop 47

    Drug Diversion Program Participation and Prop 47
    A few months ago a newspaper article about the Los Angeles Police Department gave an interesting insight into the controversy about how Prop 47 has changed the day-to-day procedures of police departments.   Prop 47 Changes Felonies to…
  • Aug 18

    Conviction Overturned for Dassey of “Making a Murderer”

    Conviction Overturned for Dassey of “Making a Murderer”
    Brendan Dassey, one of the main subjects in Netflix’s hit documentary series “Making a Murderer,” conviction has been overturned by a federal judge. The 27-year-old was implicated in connection to a crime that was ruled to…
  • Aug 11

    California Marijuana Laws and Possession of Drug

    California Marijuana Laws and Possession of Drug
    California’s laws pertaining to marijuana are complex and vast from legal possession for medical justifications to criminalized sales, including the cultivation as well as the importing of the plant.   The War for Marijuana Over…
Rank this Week: 1884

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3337

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    BOE Tax Clearance

    BOE Tax Clearance
    When a business that sells or leases goods at retail owes sales taxes to the California Board of Equalization (BOE), the buyer of the business can be responsible for paying the BOE the amount owing if the seller does not … Continue…
  • Aug 24

    EDD Tax Clearance Certificate

    EDD Tax Clearance Certificate
    When a business is an employer that owes contributions, interest, or penalties to the California Employment Development Department (EDD), the buyer of the business can be responsible for paying the EDD the amount owing if the seller does not…
  • Aug 15

    New LLC Statement of Information Form

    New LLC Statement of Information Form
    Every two years, a California limited liability company must file a statement of information with the California Secretary of State. The same is true for  a limited liability company formed in another state but registered…
Rank this Week: 2471

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Construction Site Accident Wrongful Death Jury Verdict

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

    City Truck Runs Over Sleeping Man $2.3M Verdict

    City Truck Runs Over Sleeping Man $2.3M Verdict
    Californians are sometimes injured by people who are working at the time of their accidents, including public employees. Both private and public employers may be held to be liable for the actions of their employees in certain situations. A…
  • Aug 3

    Actor’s Parents File Lawsuit in Los Angeles for Defective Jeep Rollover

    Actor’s Parents File Lawsuit in Los Angeles for Defective Jeep Rollover
    On June 19, 2016 actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a rollaway car accident in the driveway of his Studio City, California home. Mr. Yelchin, most famous for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek movies, had parked his Jeep Cherokee in his…
Rank this Week: 2509

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Being Associated With A Gang In California Can Carry Serious Consequence

    Being Associated With A Gang In California Can Carry Serious Consequence
    CalGang Database Contains Numerous Errors and Incorrect Information Beginning in the 1970’s, California police departments started a system of filling out 5- by 7-inch index cards, known as “field cards”, whenever the…
  • Aug 12

    CALIFORNIA LAW REGARDING GANGS AND STREET TERRORISM

    CALIFORNIA LAW REGARDING GANGS AND STREET TERRORISM
    WALKING THE GANGPLANK In 1988, the California Legislature enacted the STEP Act; STEP stands for “Street Terrorism and Enforcement.” This legislation added penalties for participation in a street gang (Penal Code §186.22(a))…
  • Aug 12

    Theft Laws In California

    Theft Laws In California
    NUTTY THIEVES My father always reminded me that “money doesn’t grow on trees.” Well, that’s not exactly true. In California’s Central Valley thieves with computer hacking skills have stolen millions of dollars of…
Rank this Week: 1176

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Alcohol Addiction Is Often Associated With Arrests For DUI’s In California

    Alcohol Addiction Is Often Associated With Arrests For DUI’s In California
    DUI OFFENDERS OFTEN HAVE AN ADDICTION After 20 years of defending DUI cases I am convinced that many of the individuals who have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs — and especially those who have been…
  • Aug 12

    IS CALIFORNIA THE STRICTEST STATE WHEN IT COMES TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

    IS CALIFORNIA THE STRICTEST STATE WHEN IT COMES TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
    CALIFORNIA NOT THE STRICTEST STATE ON DRIVERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE WalletHub recently tallied up the states from the strictest to the most lenient on DUIs. You may be surprised to learn that according to WalletHub’s methodology,…
  • Jul 29

    DUI Manslaughter Laws In California

    DUI Manslaughter Laws In California
    OCEANSIDE WOMAN DRIVING DRUNK HITS MAN AND CONTINUES TO DRIVE WITH THE DEAD MAN IN HER FRONT PASSENGER SEAT A recent and particularly gruesome DUI incident in Oceanside made news around the world. In the early morning of June 27, a…
Rank this Week: 4365

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/
  • Aug 24

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe
    Debt collectors call a lot of people about debts. Heck, I got a call over the weekend from Portfolio Recovery Associates about a debt owed by Jonathan A Stein. Of course, that isn't my name. And the last four of...
  • Feb 2

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam
    The Better Business Bureau came out with their top 10 scams of 2015. Yes, I know it is already February of 2016, but I had to help people who were victims of the first two scams: IRS issues and debt...
  • Dec 18

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim
    Good news for California consumers: JPMorgan Chase, also known as Chase, also known as one of the worst banks around, is finally going to pay restitution to California. This litigation has been going on for over 2 years. Between 2009...
Rank this Week: 4203