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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/
  • May 27

    DUI Drivers In Albuquerque Can Lose Their Vehicles: Could Southland Drivers Face a Similar Punishment?

    DUI Drivers In Albuquerque Can Lose Their Vehicles: Could Southland Drivers Face a Similar Punishment?
    Should the government be able to seize a vehicle driven by someone convicted of multiple DUIs in Los Angeles? California’s vehicle codes do permit temporary impoundment of motor vehicles driven by anyone convicted of even a first-time…
  • May 25

    In Emotionally Charged Case, Judge Throws Out DUI Driver’s Plea Agreement

    In Emotionally Charged Case, Judge Throws Out DUI Driver’s Plea Agreement
    Many drivers charged with DUI in Los Angeles end up taking plea agreements – they get charges and penalties reduced by agreeing to admit guilt to lesser offenses. Judges usually accept such deals, but occasionally a new piece of…
  • May 16

    NJ Supreme Court: No Jury Trial for Repeat DUI Driver

    NJ Supreme Court: No Jury Trial for Repeat DUI Driver
    Under California law, drivers charged with DUI in Los Angeles have the right to demand a jury trial. That’s not the case in every state. In a May 12th ruling, the New Jersey Supreme Court said that defendants facing trial for repeat DUI…
Rank this Week: 4263

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
  • May 27

    Child Support and Spousal Support in California Bankruptcy

    Child Support and Spousal Support in California Bankruptcy
    Child support, spousal support, and any other “domestic support obligation” (DSO), as defined by the Bankruptcy Code, are treated differently in a bankruptcy case from most other types of debt. DSOs have the highest priority…
  • May 18

    Ninth Circuit Rules on Bankruptcy Appellate Panel’s Jurisdiction Over Certain Proceeding

    Ninth Circuit Rules on Bankruptcy Appellate Panel’s Jurisdiction Over Certain Proceeding
    The bankruptcy system in the U.S. includes multiple levels of courts, including bankruptcy courts, bankruptcy appellate panels (BAPs), and district courts. Some of these courts have overlapping areas of jurisdiction, while others are excluded…
  • May 9

    California Bankruptcy and the Various Types of Personal Debt

    California Bankruptcy and the Various Types of Personal Debt
    Personal bankruptcy under Chapters 7 and 13 offer ways for people to obtain financial relief when their income is not enough to continue making required payments on their debts. The federal Bankruptcy Code deals with different types of debt…
Rank this Week: 2396

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/
Rank this Week: 812

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • May 27

    Five questions about Los Angeles’ minimum wage increase all employers should understand

    Five questions about Los Angeles’ minimum wage increase all employers should understand
    Businesses that have worksites or operate within Los Angeles City or County need to review the minimum wage laws that go into effect July 1, 2016.  While there are still many unanswered questions about the ordinances, there are key items…
  • May 26

    Employment law mid-year update and mixer

    Employment law mid-year update and mixer
    Join me for a seminar for a mid-year update on California employment law issues.  Learn how to keep your company compliant with new developments in California.  Topics will include: Top five pitfalls facing California employers in…
  • May 20

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer
    The DOL’s Final Rule was issued this week (see my previous article for the details), and we have had a few days to digest the new rules.  Now employers need to start putting together a plan to ensure compliance with the federal…
Rank this Week: 1007

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • May 27

    New Law Protects Californians From Debt Buyer

    New Law Protects Californians From Debt Buyer
    Zombie debt may have met its match. New California law prohibits a debt buyer from bringing suit on a claim that is barred by the statute of limitations, effective January 1, 2014.   Civil Code § 1788.56. Up until now, a…
  • May 27

    Pay Your Debts Or Go To Jail?

    Pay Your Debts Or Go To Jail?
    What would you do if you got a tip there was an arrest warrant out because you hadn’t paid one of your bills? Scrape up the money any way you can? Get out of town? Laugh? The right answer is “laugh”. In the US we don’t…
  • May 24

    Can IRS Really Collect Interest On Taxes Paid Through Chapter 13?

    Can IRS Really Collect Interest On Taxes Paid Through Chapter 13?
    At the end of a Chapter 13, you may still owe some interest on taxes included in bankruptcy. But not nearly as often as the IRS would have you think. It’s a huge let down to think after all the payments in a Chapter 13, not everything…
Rank this Week: 1626

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Gourmet Medical Marijuana Edible

    Gourmet Medical Marijuana Edible
    When people think of marijuana edibles, things like pot brownies are likely to come to mind. Today, however, there are many more marijuana menu choices, according to a recent news feature from The Washington Post. Some of these…
  • May 25

    Congress Approves Medical Marijuana for Veteran

    Congress Approves Medical Marijuana for Veteran
    There are many veterans being treated at one of the nation’s Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers that would probably benefit from medical cannabis in one form or another.  These are patients who have fought bravely for our nation…
  • May 23

    LA County Democratic Party Endorses Adult Use of Marijuana Act

    LA County Democratic Party Endorses Adult Use of Marijuana Act
    California voters will have a chance to legalize marijuana for adult use, and this includes using marijuana for recreational purposes.  If this legalization of marijuana in California does occur, it will be accomplished through a ballot…
Rank this Week: 4470

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    4 Things Divorcing Spouses Need to Know

    4 Things Divorcing Spouses Need to Know
    Ending a marriage is not something that comes easy to most people, even if it is clearly the right thing to do. Spouses are under a great deal of stress: they have to make new living arrangements, decide on a parenting schedule, gather…
  • May 26

    Help Your Divorce Attorney Help You

    Help Your Divorce Attorney Help You
    The relationship you have with your divorce attorney is important, especially because going through a divorce is stressful. Since your divorce lawyer has other clients, you want to do everything possible to help your attorney do their…
  • May 25

    One of the Smartest Pieces of Divorce Advice

    One of the Smartest Pieces of Divorce Advice
    As divorce attorneys, our goal is to help people have a divorce that they can feel good about after all is said and done. To accomplish this, it takes teamwork. We have found that the best way to get our clients on board is to impress…
Rank this Week: 3950

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: 2786

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/
  • May 27

    Social Media should improve--not take the place of--Real Life, you Dorks.

    Social Media should improve--not take the place of--Real Life, you Dorks.
    Don't all call or visit at once but I implore all Facebook, LinkedIn IN friends to make or maintain "live" relationships with everyone they digitally befriend. 100% virtual relationships miss much--and I think miss the point. SM…
  • May 24

    Where in the World is Partner Emeritus?

    Where in the World is Partner Emeritus?
    A recent dispatch from my friend Partner Emeritus, who for political reasons is touring familiar points south and scouting residential properties: Dan, one of the sexual fantasies on my bucket list entails me dressing up as a British naval…
  • May 18

    Full text of May 17, 2017 DDC pro-2nd Amendment Decision.

    Full text of May 17, 2017 DDC pro-2nd Amendment Decision.
    Well-written plain English opinion yesterday U.S. District Judge Richard. R. Leon. DDC May 17, 2016 handgun decision...
Rank this Week: 2140

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • May 27

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition
    For most clients, being questioned in a deposition is a new and frightening experience. The more you can do to prepare your client, the better he or she will feel and perform. When it comes to instructing your client on how to respond to…
  • May 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 2856

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • May 27

    When Can I Use California's Property Exemptions If I've Moved Here?

    When Can I Use California's Property Exemptions If I've Moved Here?
    My last blog asked how long you need to live in California before being able to file bankruptcy here. In general you must live here for at least 91 days. I ended that blog post saying that "[j]ust because you have venue [so that you can file…
  • May 27

    Social Security Act Benefits Exclusion is Broadened by the 9th Circuit BAP

    Social Security Act Benefits Exclusion is Broadened by the 9th Circuit BAP
    THE ROLE OF "CURRENT MONTHLY INCOME" IN CHAPTER 13 Whether or not a particular source of a debtor's incoming funds is considered part of his or her "current monthly income" can have a tremendous effect on how much the debtor must pay to…
  • Mar 30

    Where Should My Bankruptcy Case Be Filed?

    Where Should My Bankruptcy Case Be Filed?
    This is one of those questions that has a very easy answer, for most people. But then can get more complicated for others. I'll start by making clear that this blog post is about people filing bankruptcy, not corporations or other business…
Rank this Week: 2984

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

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

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • May 27

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/27/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/27/16
    The past week was marked by lots of election-related news. Have a listen to Electoral College – Schoolhouse Rock while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Nonprofit Quarterly: In the future the #IRS will be…
  • May 26

    501(c)(3) Electioneering Rules: Voter Guides & Candidate Questionnaire

    501(c)(3) Electioneering Rules: Voter Guides & Candidate Questionnaire
        In this next post in our series on election-related activities and 501(c)(3) organizations, we are taking a closer look at nonpartisan voter guides and candidate questionnaires.  Despite the fact that such guides and…
  • May 25

    Nonprofit Corporation Legal Audit

    Nonprofit Corporation Legal Audit
    All too often, whether a nonprofit corporation is legally compliant in its operations receives attention only after a conflict or issue arises. Instead, a nonprofit corporation can better prevent such conflicts and protect itself through…
Rank this Week: 1116

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Huge New Rule Change: Do You Qualify for Overtime Pay Now?

    Huge New Rule Change: Do You Qualify for Overtime Pay Now?
    According to Vice President Joe Biden, “In 1975, 62 percent of workers automatically qualified for overtime. Today, that’s 7 percent.” Under a new labor rule that will come into effect on December 1, 2016, MILLIONS more…
  • May 20

    What Are Super PACs?

    What Are Super PACs?
    Traditional political action committees are bound by a $5,000 annual limit on the size of contributions they can accept from individuals and cannot accept contributions from corporations or labor unions. A Super PAC, on the other hand, is…
  • May 13

    Too much ice and too little coffee at Starbucks.

    Too much ice and too little coffee at Starbucks.
    A class action lawsuit against Starbucks is seeking $5 million in damages over ice. Here is a copy of the Complaint (PDF), which was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. According to the complaint,…
Rank this Week: 4120

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

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

    Distrust Government

    Distrust Government
    There are three stakeholders in workers' compensation: employers who pay for it; injured workers who benefit from it; and government which sets the rules and enforces them.Or at least is supposed to.We prosecute employers who commit fraud.…
  • May 26

    Culture and Claim

    Culture and Claim
    Jon Pearson, Director of Life Path Services for QLI, a spine and brain injury rehabilitation service, gave a wonderful presentation about returning folks to a new normal during the recovery from injury at the Self Insurance Institute of…
  • May 25

    Colorado Disruption

    Colorado Disruption
    Voters in Colorado are being asked to adopt a single payer medical system.Proposition 20 would enact Amendment 69 to the state Constitution, creating ColoradoCare to pay for medical services provided to all residents of the state regardless…
Rank this Week: 3638

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/
Rank this Week: 4455

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • May 26

    Software inventions increasingly eligible for patent

    Software inventions increasingly eligible for patent
    The case of Enfish v. MSFT (Fed. Cir. 2016) is one of the rare Section 101 case in which the Federal Circuit identified claims for software inventions as eligible for patent protection after the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice and…
  • Apr 24

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied
    I.  Background of Covered Business Method review Under U.S. patent laws, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can review the validity of patents that are financial in nature under a Covered Business Method…
  • Apr 6

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal
    COMMON LAW TRADEMARK RIGHTS v. TRADEMARK REGISTRATION In the United States, certain trademark rights are created whenever someone uses a mark in connection with a product or service. If a product is sold or a service is rendered in…
Rank this Week: 4031

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/
  • May 26

    CEQA Reform and the California Supreme Court

    CEQA Reform and the California Supreme Court
    The need for “reform” of the California Environmental Quality Act is acknowledged by development interests and environmental groups alike. The challenge is that these stakeholders have very different ideas of what that reform…
  • May 3

    How Would “Justice Garland” Address Environmental Issues?

    How Would “Justice Garland” Address Environmental Issues?
    We previously shared with you the critical role that the late Justice Antonin Scalia played in landmark Supreme Court land use decisions. So now let’s look at how Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s current nominee for…
  • Apr 20

    Community Character is Not a CEQA Issue – Unless It’s About Aesthetic

    Community Character is Not a CEQA Issue – Unless It’s About Aesthetic
    Have you ever been required to have your Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) or Environmental Impact Report (EIR) evaluate whether your project will be compatible with the “character of the community”? Recently, in a ruling…
Rank this Week: 1885

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury…

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury Blog

Covers incidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.

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

    San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer Alert: Man Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash

    San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer Alert: Man Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash
    Every San Diego personal injury lawyer at Gomez Trial Attorneys feels a duty to inform the public of things that tend to occur that everyone should be aware of so that the chances for terrible things happening are minimized.  One problem…
  • May 25

    Suspected San Diego DUI Accident Leaves Four People Injured

    Suspected San Diego DUI Accident Leaves Four People Injured
    By now, there are no excuses for anyone to be unaware of the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance, whether it’s legal to purchase and consume or not.  Sadly, despite the fact…
  • May 25

    Taxotere Hair Loss – Living with Difficult Choice

    Taxotere Hair Loss – Living with Difficult Choice
    We’ve been working to raise awareness of emerging reports relating to alleged Taxotere hair loss and the harm this development inflicts on women. Many women are considering filing a Taxotere lawsuit, because they were never made aware…
Rank this Week: 3379

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/
Rank this Week: 4593

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

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

    New and Improved Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge

    New and Improved Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge
    Getting rid of those pesky, overwhelming student loans in bankruptcy just got a bit easier, thanks to a case in which an attorney won a bid to shed $250,000 in student debt. The case is In re Barrett, No. 14-43516; Barrett v. U.S. Department…
  • Apr 4

    Let’s Make A Deal; Debt Collectors!

    Let’s Make A Deal; Debt Collectors!
    Today we’re going to play a game that I love.  Negotiations with debt collectors! Also known as debt settlement. In the recent Los Angeles Times article, Making a Deal with Debt Collectors, by Liz Weston, she provides such a…
  • Mar 2

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts: California Update

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts: California Update
    Even though private student loans make up a fraction of the overall student loan debt in the United States, they pose a threat to our future economy for several reasons. First, nearly all of these loans are co-signed, which means we have…
Rank this Week: 3540

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

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

    San Francisco Construction Worker Killed at Construction Site at Moscone Center

    San Francisco Construction Worker Killed at Construction Site at Moscone Center
    Police are currently investigating the death of a construction worker who was tragically killed while operating equipment at a construction site at the Moscone Center. The accident occurred around 8 a.m. one morning when a worker was…
  • May 23

    Unpaid Mileage Expenses for Uber Drivers Total over $700 Million

    Unpaid Mileage Expenses for Uber Drivers Total over $700 Million
    Uber drivers who worked for the ride-sharing company in Massachusetts and California over the past seven years would have been entitled to roughly $730 million in expense reimbursements if they had been classified as employees instead of…
  • May 19

    I slipped and fell in a business’s parking lot. What are my legal options?

    I slipped and fell in a business’s parking lot. What are my legal options?
    When you are walking through a parking lot to your car, you may assume that nothing will happen. Unfortunately, in reality there are a number of types of accidents that can happen in that short walk. When a California property owner fails to…
Rank this Week: 2310

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: 1652

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 26

    Time for a Mid-Year Handbook and Confidentiality Agreement Tune Up

    Time for a Mid-Year Handbook and Confidentiality Agreement Tune Up
    As I have mentioned before, every California employer, large or small, needs three things: (1) an Employee Handbook that addresses California specific issues; (2) a comprehensive Confidentiality Agreement to protect the company’s…
  • May 20

    Impact of New Federal Overtime Rule on California Employers (Not So Much)

    Impact of New Federal Overtime Rule on California Employers (Not So Much)
    The press is full of reports on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules just published on May 17, 2016, including this helpful Fox Rothschild summary.  While these rules will have a broad impact in other states, what about…
  • May 17

    The Trend of Unlimited Vacation Policie

    The Trend of Unlimited Vacation Policie
    With the Silicon Valley trend of unlimited vacation policies creeping into non-tech workplaces, I’ve had a few calls this week about how they work.  In theory, an unlimited vacation policy allows employees to take as much time off…
Rank this Week: 1862

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/
  • May 26

    What Companies Should Know About Employees’ New Retirement Plan Protection

    What Companies Should Know About Employees’ New Retirement Plan Protection
    Financial planning is kind of like healthy eating: for a lot of people, they love the potential results, but the thought of doing the work at the outset to get the process moving is painful. Not only does it take sacrifice and the…
  • May 25

    Why Millions of Employees May Now Be Entitled to Overtime Pay [e270]

    Why Millions of Employees May Now Be Entitled to Overtime Pay [e270]
    Nasir and Matt discuss the increase in the salary threshold for exempt employees and how employers can try to avoid paying overtime as a result.
  • May 24

    What the New Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for You

    What the New Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for You
    President Barack Obama recently signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which went into effect at signing. With the passage of this law, trade secrets, which have historically been protected only at the state level, will have…
Rank this Week: 1505

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

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

    Los Angeles Misdemeanor in Comparison to a Los Angeles Felony Criminal Charge

    Los Angeles Misdemeanor in Comparison to a Los Angeles Felony Criminal Charge
    Many factors will influence prosecutors in how the charge a criminal offense. Most often it is the variable of injuries that will persuade their final decision. However, many times misdemeanors are overcharged as felonies, and a person ends…
  • May 26

    Benefits of a Civil Compromise in a Los Angeles Hit and Run Case

    Benefits of a Civil Compromise in a Los Angeles Hit and Run Case
    If you have been arrested for a Hit and Run, you have not yet been convicted. A conviction can only be made after the Court has made a finding of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, or you have entered a plea of guilty or no contest. Once a…
  • May 5

    Los Angeles Hit and Run Arraignment

    Los Angeles Hit and Run Arraignment
    If you have been charged with a Hit and Run in Los Angeles, you will be given a citation and a notice to appear in Court. This citation will state the time and which court house. This is not an optional appearance. You must appear on or…
Rank this Week: 3140

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • May 26

    Oakland forgets to reinstall parking meters on busy stretch of Grand Avenue

    Oakland forgets to reinstall parking meters on busy stretch of Grand Avenue
    Oakland’s Department of Transportation is finally taking shape, and it can’t come soon enough. In the latest example of poor attention to detail in street design, the City has neglected to reinstall parking meters on a busy…
  • May 23

    Self-driving cars are the future, but major questions remain

    Self-driving cars are the future, but major questions remain
    Whether you like it or not, self-driving cars are coming. Slowly. Over 30 different companies are working on some form of self-driving vehicle, with the highest profile entry coming from Google, which currently boasts over 1.4 million miles…
  • May 23

    Self-driving cars are the future, but major questions remain

    Self-driving cars are the future, but major questions remain
    Whether you like it or not, self-driving cars are coming. Slowly. Over 30 different companies are working on some form of self-driving vehicle, with the highest profile entry coming from Google, which currently boasts over 1.4 million miles…
Rank this Week: 3100

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • May 26

    How to Avoid Posting Bail in California Criminal/DUI Case

    How to Avoid Posting Bail in California Criminal/DUI Case
    How to Avoid Posting Bail Not everyone has to post bail in order to secure their pre-trial release from custody. Just yesterday I walked a woman into court after a warrant was issued for her arrest. She was charged with DUI with a prior,…
  • Apr 5

    Reducing and Expunging Criminal Conviction

    Reducing and Expunging Criminal Conviction
    The Importance of Reducing and Expunging Convictions I get a lot of questions these days about expunging convictions, reducing felonies to misdemeanors, sealing records and even certificates of rehabilitation and…
  • Dec 19

    Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County

    Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County
    Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County By now a lot of people have heard or dealt with the changes that have occurred in Ventura County’s criminal justice system. The biggest change is the seemingly permanent closure…
Rank this Week: 2915

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

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

    Think You Are Exempt? New FLSA Salary Thresholds Affect California Employers, Too.

    Think You Are Exempt? New FLSA Salary Thresholds Affect California Employers, Too.
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  Changes to the FLSA regulations increasing the minimum weekly salary for exempt employees will impact California employees who currently are being paid less than $47,476 per year. Wise employers will start planning…
  • May 18

    It’s Not Just the Bathrooms: Look Out for Amended FEHC Regulations re Transgender Employee

    It’s Not Just the Bathrooms: Look Out for Amended FEHC Regulations re Transgender Employee
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) is currently drafting new regulations that define employment practices that constitute discrimination against transgender applicants and…
  • May 11

    FEHC Proposed Criminal History Regulations Put Employers in Hot Seat

    FEHC Proposed Criminal History Regulations Put Employers in Hot Seat
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  The Fair Employment and Housing Council is vetting proposed regulations to prevent employers from discriminating against applicants or employees with criminal histories. Our colleague Kate Svinarich attended a recent…
Rank this Week: 1486

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/
  • May 26

    Bill Cosby Heading to Court

    Bill Cosby Heading to Court
    It’s been more than decade since comedian Bill Cosby was first accused of sexual misconduct and assault. And now it appears he will finally be going to trial. Bill Cosby Will Stand Trial for Assault A Pennsylvania has determined that…
  • May 25

    Samantha Featured in Attorney Journal

    Samantha Featured in Attorney Journal
    The post Samantha Featured in Attorney Journal appeared first on Sevens Legal.
  • May 19

    Ex-Offenders and National Reentry Week

    Ex-Offenders and National Reentry Week
    April 24 to 30th marked National Reentry Week in every state across the US. While this weekly acknowledgement might mean little to those unfamiliar with the term “re-entry,” it meant everything to ex-offenders that are trying to…
Rank this Week: 1660

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1786

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    Wolf-Rider Introduced in House Funding Bill

    Wolf-Rider Introduced in House Funding Bill
    As recently reported by the Center for Biological Diversity, a rider has been proposed for an appropriations bill that would provide $1.5 billion to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2017.  The controversial…
  • May 19

    Senate Hears Testimony on Senator Feinstein’s Emergency Drought Relief Bill

    Senate Hears Testimony on Senator Feinstein’s Emergency Drought Relief Bill
    On May, 17, 2016, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water and Energy held hearings on a number of pending bills, including S. 2533, sponsored by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA).  The bill,…
  • May 12

    Lesser Prairie-Chicken Appeal Abandoned

    Lesser Prairie-Chicken Appeal Abandoned
    After filing an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit less than two weeks prior, on May 10, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) filed an unopposed motion to voluntarily dismiss its appeal of the…
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Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

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

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

    Riverside Now Has More Unmarked Cars Than Standard Vehicles – Does This Affect Your Rights?

    Riverside Now Has More Unmarked Cars Than Standard Vehicles – Does This Affect Your Rights?
    Are you paying attention on the road? The city of Riverside is devoted to its unmarked vehicles. Though you may think that you can get away with speeding through a school zone or passing everyone on the highway if you keep an eye out for…
  • May 23

    Do Crime Documentaries Make Jury Selection More Difficult?

    Do Crime Documentaries Make Jury Selection More Difficult?
    TV and cinema have a strange effect on an audience. Especially in a world where anyone can go online and share his or her expertise after watching a few episodes of Making a Murderer, it seems that everyone has an opinion about the way laws…
  • May 20

    Police Dogs 101: What You Need to Know About These Canine Officer

    Police Dogs 101: What You Need to Know About These Canine Officer
    Dogs aren’t just our best friends; these domesticated animals have served people in countless ways for thousands of years. Today, they help individuals with disabilities – but they also have applications in the military, dating…
Rank this Week: 2472

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

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

    Is the Other Party Your Enemy? If so the Case Will Never Settle

    Is the Other Party Your Enemy? If so the Case Will Never Settle
    If the other party genuinely is your enemy something has to change. You need to resign yourself to the expensive, time consuming roll of the dice known as litigation or the other party must cease being your enemy. If you’d like to avoid…
  • May 20

    How to Handle the Negotiator Bully

    How to Handle the Negotiator Bully
    We all have our own negotiating styles. Some of us try to bully the other party into agreeing to favorable terms. If you’ve encountered the bully it’s because that suits his or her personality and that approach must have succeeded…
  • May 19

    Supreme Court: Elder Abuse Does Not Apply to Healthcare Provider’s Failure to Refer to Specialist

    Supreme Court: Elder Abuse Does Not Apply to Healthcare Provider’s Failure to Refer to Specialist
    Today, the Supreme Court of California in Winn v. Pioneer Medical Group,  held that “the Act does not apply unless the defendant health care provider had a substantial caretaking or custodial relationship, involving ongoing…
Rank this Week: 4314

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California injury law. By Blady Weinreb Law Group LLP.

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • May 25

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face
       An e-cigarette exploded and tore through a Santa Ana, CA man’s eye, smashed two cheekbones and then started a fire, according to a lawsuit against vaping retailers and distributors. The victim, Joseph Cavins, and his…
  • Apr 29

    Atlanta Braves Sued for Death at Stadium

    Atlanta Braves Sued for Death at Stadium
    The upper-deck railing at Turner Field should have been higher than 33 inches, the family of a man who fell to his death at an Atlanta Braves game last year claimed in court. In a wrongful-death suit filed in Fulton County, Georgia…
  • Apr 19

    Salmonella Victims Won’t Get Restitution

    Salmonella Victims Won’t Get Restitution
    A former peanut company executive serving a 28-year prison sentence will not have to pay money to victims of a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to his Georgia facility, a federal judge ruled. As reported in the Claims Journal,…
Rank this Week: 2539

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • May 25

    City of Perris v. Stamper Oral Arguments Tomorrow

    City of Perris v. Stamper Oral Arguments Tomorrow
    Eminent domain fans!  Take heed: The City of Perris v. Stamper case (S213468) will finally be heard by the California Supreme Court tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco.  I recapped the issues that are going to be addressed in my…
  • May 19

    Next Stops for the Alameda Corridor East – Montebello, Maple and Turnbull Canyon Grade Separation

    Next Stops for the Alameda Corridor East – Montebello, Maple and Turnbull Canyon Grade Separation
    At some time or another, most of us have experienced sitting in our cars at a railroad crossing waiting for what seems like the longest freight train in the world go by. And it always seems to happen when you’re late for an appointment…
  • May 14

    Oakley to Condemn Century-Old Building for Street Widening Project

    Oakley to Condemn Century-Old Building for Street Widening Project
    As cities become more dense and urbanized, it is common for infrastructure to get outdated or insufficient to handle increased demand.  We see this with roads, highways, schools, and even utilities.  When new infrastructure is…
Rank this Week: 3747

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

Covers personal injury and the firm's involvement in the Bakersfield and Kern County community. By the Chain | Cohn | Stiles law firm.

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
  • May 25

    Safety tips for all during National Bike Month and beyond

    Safety tips for all during National Bike Month and beyond
    Each May, the League of American Bicyclist reminds us all during National Bike Month of the many, many benefits of bicycling, and encourage more of us to give biking a try. “National Bike Month is an opportunity to…
  • May 18

    The wrongful death case of David Sal Silva

    The wrongful death case of David Sal Silva
    On the night of May 7, 2013, David Sal Silva fell asleep in front of a home in east Bakersfield, across from Kern Medical Center. Several law enforcement officers arrived on scene and proceeded to use unreasonable and excessive force in…
  • May 11

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Beatriz Trejo leads local group advocating for injured worker

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Beatriz Trejo leads local group advocating for injured worker
    The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association is “the most powerful, and most knowledgeable legal voice for the injured workers of California,” serving the state’s injured workers since…
Rank this Week: 1717

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • May 25

    Google Granted Patent for Auto Adhesive for Collisions With Pedestrian

    Google Granted Patent for Auto Adhesive for Collisions With Pedestrian
    IPNews® – Google has been granted a patent for a system that would adhere victims of auto collisions to a self-driving vehicle. The adhesive material would be hidden on the hood and bumper of a car, the locations where a pedestrian…
  • May 10

    Sony Files Patent for Smart Contact Lens with Camera Capabilitie

    Sony Files Patent for Smart Contact Lens with Camera Capabilitie
    IPNews® – Sony recently became the third major player to file a patent application for a smart contact lens.   Sony’s smart lens contains a camera that captures images when the user creates a special blink. Sony’s…
  • Apr 26

    Siri Patent Infringement Settlement to Cost Apple $24.9M

    Siri Patent Infringement Settlement to Cost Apple $24.9M
    IPNews® - Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to settle a years-long lawsuit alleging that its Siri voice assistant technology violated a patent licensed to a Dallas company by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. The Dallas…
Rank this Week: 3590

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/
  • 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,…
  • Apr 4

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?
    About a year and a half ago, Cal Biz Lit took a look at all of the 60 day notices for the previous year (July 2013 through June, 2014) to see what chemicals were being cited for companies’ failure to...
  • Mar 31

    Coming in the Next Two Years: Revised Proposition 65 Safe Harbor Warning Regulations, Part II

    Coming in the Next Two Years: Revised Proposition 65 Safe Harbor Warning Regulations, Part II
    On Tuesday, CBL blogged about some of the new proposed Proposition 65 warnings. As promised, there is more, and here it is. OEHHA Tries and Fails to Solve The “Label” vs. “Labeling” Problem OEHHA’s Safe Harbor…
Rank this Week: 631

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3024

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • May 25

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016
    As of May 1, 2016, the VAR-declaration (Verklaring Arbeidsrelatie) will be replaced by model agreements approved by the Dutch Tax Authorities for each sector or professional field. This is due to the implementation of the Assessment of…
  • May 25

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?
    This post was contributed by Daniel Jacobs, Trainee Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London   Gender Pay Gap Reporting What is the gender pay gap? Despite a longstanding prohibition on gender discrimination, on average, woman still…
  • May 24

    Nepotism creates a conflict of interest

    Nepotism creates a conflict of interest
    This article was written by Shenaaz Munga, a Candidate Attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The non-disclosure of a close personal relationship with someone being interviewed for employment results in a conflict of interest…
Rank this Week: 1736

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: 3706

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • May 24

    San Diego DUI: Early Termination Of Probation/Expungement

    San Diego DUI: Early Termination Of Probation/Expungement
    Once a driving under the influence defendant pleads guilty or is convicted after a jury trial, their criminal record will reflect this indefinitely. Since criminal records are public records, they can be easily searched and found by law…
  • Apr 26

    SCRAM

    SCRAM
    If you are arrested for drunk driving in San Diego, you may be ordered to SCRAM, (which stands for “Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor”). The judge may include this in your sentence after you enter a guilty plea, after a…
  • Oct 6

    One Leg Stand (OLS):  A NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST)

    One Leg Stand (OLS):  A NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST)
    As you will recall, Susan Hartman, of the Law Offices of Susan L. Hartman, attended The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and The International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP) approved DWI Detection and…
Rank this Week: 4604

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • May 24

    Getting Therapist Records in a Child Sexual Abuse Allegation

    Getting Therapist Records in a Child Sexual Abuse Allegation
    It is common for children to be placed in therapy when sexual abuse is either suspected or alleged. In fact, police departments, social workers and child abuse investigators will frequently refer cases to child therapists that they believe…
  • May 19

    How To End Up in Jail

    How To End Up in Jail
    In nearly twenty years of practice as an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I have seen the following too many times to recall: He has been served with a temporary restraining order and wants to fight it. The says there’s no…
  • Mar 16

    What To Do When You’re Arguing And Neighbors Call the Police

    What To Do When You’re Arguing And Neighbors Call the Police
    As an Orange County criminal defense lawyer who has handled thousands of domestic violence or spousal abuse cases, I get calls daily from people who were arrested or whose significant other was arrested because neighbors heard them fighting…
Rank this Week: 3164

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • May 24

    Juries Find that Talcum Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer

    Juries Find that Talcum Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer
    In the first five months of 2016, two juries have awarded multi-million-dollar verdicts to women who suffered from ovarian cancer caused by long-term use of talcum powder manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The women relied on studies that…
  • May 21

    Personal Injury Compensation for Pain and Suffering in California

    Personal Injury Compensation for Pain and Suffering in California
    Accident victims usually understand that they are entitled to compensation for financial losses caused by another person’s carelessness. They reasonably expect their medical bills to be paid and their lost wages to be reimbursed.…
  • May 17

    Smart Drivers Don’t Use “Snapshot” on Smartphones While Driving

    Smart Drivers Don’t Use “Snapshot” on Smartphones While Driving
    Drivers who dial a cellphone when they should be concentrating on the road are a menace to other drivers and pedestrians. Even more dangerous are drivers who type texts or use their smartphones to surf the web as they drive. The latest driver…
Rank this Week: 2334

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    California Court Upholds Stipulated Divorce Judgment and Sanction

    California Court Upholds Stipulated Divorce Judgment and Sanction
    Under California law, courts are authorized to “bifurcate” or divide a divorce case into two parts. The first phase would address the status of the marriage (i.e., granting a judgment of divorce as to status only), and the second…
  • May 17

    California Court Addresses the Division of the Marital Home in Divorce

    California Court Addresses the Division of the Marital Home in Divorce
    The marital home is typically one of the most valuable assets to be divided in divorce. In California, unless the spouses agree on the division of community (or marital) property, courts will endeavor to allocate evenly the assets and debts…
  • May 10

    California Court Holds Social Security Benefits May Apply to Child Support Arrear

    California Court Holds Social Security Benefits May Apply to Child Support Arrear
    A court order for child support in a divorce case or child custody dispute between two parents is a serious matter. The parent who is obligated to make the child support payments will be expected to adhere to the court order or else face…
Rank this Week: 3248