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CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Jan 23

    The myth about sleeping on the job

    The myth about sleeping on the job
    24-Hour Shift Workers Entitled to Pay for All Hours Under the Employer’s Control By Hina B. Shah When a receptionist has some down time at work, she surfs the internet or flips through a magazine.  Her employer still pays…
  • Jan 19

    The March for Jobs and Freedom continues: A daughter walks in her mother’s footstep

    The March for Jobs and Freedom continues: A daughter walks in her mother’s footstep
    By Tiren Angela Steinbach My mother grew up in a middle class African American family in Hyde Park, Chicago.  She graduated from high school in 1963 and was enrolled in Skidmore College for the fall. As a girl, she was a dancer, so she…
  • Jan 16

    A New Year’s resolution for CEOs: Admit the mistake and take action to end bia

    A New Year’s resolution for CEOs: Admit the mistake and take action to end bia
    By Sharon Vinick On February 4, 2014, Microsoft announced that Satya Nadella would become the new Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft.  Nadella had worked in Silicon Valley since 1992, and had been with Microsoft for 22 years when he…
Rank this Week: 1572

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jan 23

    Endangered Species Act Roundup: More Rule

    Endangered Species Act Roundup: More Rule
    Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published three new rules, continuing its flurry of activity from December as we previously noted here and here.  Below are the latest final and proposed rules issued by the…
  • Dec 31

    Endangered Species Act Year End Roundup: FWS Issues Findings on A Listing Petition and NMFS Issues A Correction

    Endangered Species Act Year End Roundup: FWS Issues Findings on A Listing Petition and NMFS Issues A Correction
    Coming in just under the wire for the New Year, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published new rules today, making December a very busy month for Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing…
  • Dec 31

    Fish & Wildlife Service Finds That Gnatcatcher Delisting May Be Warranted

    Fish & Wildlife Service Finds That Gnatcatcher Delisting May Be Warranted
    Continuing the quarter century controversy over the listing of the Coastal California gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica californica) as a threatened subspecies, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has concluded that a petition to…
Rank this Week: 4876

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/
  • Jan 23

    The Legalities of Exploding Glitter and Mailing Animal Feces [e142]

    The Legalities of Exploding Glitter and Mailing Animal Feces [e142]
    Nasir and Matt end the week by talking about businesses based on pranks, including exploding glitter and mailing animal feces. Transcript: NASIR: All right. Welcome to our podcast where we cover business legal news. My name is Nasir Pasha.…
  • Jan 22

    Trends in Privacy Law for 2015

    Trends in Privacy Law for 2015
    Privacy is back in 2015. Just when many observers were ready to declare privacy dead, consumers and businesspeople have developed new concerns about how information is being collected, sold, manipulated and even accessed by government…
  • Jan 21

    What to Consider When Hiring Employees in 2015 [e141]

    What to Consider When Hiring Employees in 2015 [e141]
    The guys discuss the recent developments in employment law for 2015 and what employers should consider when hiring new employees. Transcript: NASIR: All right. Welcome to our podcast where we cover business legal news. My name is Nasir Pasha.…
Rank this Week: 1805

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Saks Claims Right to Discriminate Against Transgendered Employee

    Saks Claims Right to Discriminate Against Transgendered Employee
    Transgendered employees are a protected class under California state laws and federal law. The Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hold it is illegal for employers to discriminate against transgendered…
  • Jan 21

    Catholic High School Liable for Gender Discrimination

    Catholic High School Liable for Gender Discrimination
    The American Civil Liberties Union has succeeded in taking on a gender discrimination case against a Catholic school in Indiana. According to court documents, a teacher was discriminated against after she sought in vitro fertilization…
  • Jan 19

    Rise in FCRA Lawsuits: Employer Liability in Background Checking

    Rise in FCRA Lawsuits: Employer Liability in Background Checking
    Employers are being more heavily scrutinized for taking potentially illegal action when background checking employees either prior to hire or during the course of employment. A class action lawsuit was filed in a Missouri federal court…
Rank this Week: 1930

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jan 23

    Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees Redux

    Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees Redux
    In an earlier article on New Laws for 2015 and on our website, Associate Robert Nuddleman, mentioned the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.  Let’s take a closer look at that new law. On or after July 1,…
  • Jan 9

    California Supreme Court Refuses Sleep Time Exemption

    California Supreme Court Refuses Sleep Time Exemption
    The California Supreme Court issued its decision in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, where the court examined California’s sleep time rules for employees working 24-hour shifts.  I previously wrote about this case in 2013,…
  • Dec 15

    NEW LAWS FOR 2015

    NEW LAWS FOR 2015
    The following is a quick summary of the most significant changes in the law impacting California businesses. Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees – Effective July 15, 2015, employers doing business in California…
Rank this Week: 973

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

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

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 1856

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Jan 23

    Can your trial judge give you a boost toward getting appellate review of a non-appealable order?

    Can your trial judge give you a boost toward getting appellate review of a non-appealable order?
    In theory, at least, the answer is yes, in some circumstances, by certifying the non-appealable order pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 166.1. Yesterday’s opinion in Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court,…
  • Nov 25

    Don’t lightly assume that you’ve extended your time to appeal with a post-trial motion

    Don’t lightly assume that you’ve extended your time to appeal with a post-trial motion
    The parties in your case have stipulated to have their case tried before a temporary judge (pursuant to Cal. Const., art. VI, § 21) and filed all trial-related papers (trial briefs, closing briefs, and requests for statement of decision)…
  • Nov 18

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court
    I received an invitation yesterday afternoon to attend a reception to celebrate the launch of a new blog “focused on providing substantive coverage of issues concerning the Supreme Court of California,” and billed as a joint…
Rank this Week: 803

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Looking for a reason to visit St. Louis in March?

    Looking for a reason to visit St. Louis in March?
    National Appellate Advocacy Competition Seeks Judges for St. Louis Competition on March 5-7, 2015The ABA Law Student Division seeks 120 lawyers and judges to serve as oral argument judges for the Division’s regional National…
  • Jan 22

    9th Cir. Judge Nguyen video profile online

    9th Cir. Judge Nguyen video profile online
    'Pathways' Video: Judge Nguyen Cites Lessons in Family's Flight from VietnamU.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen understands the importance of  reaching out to accept opportunities to serve.In the newest U.S. Courts…
  • Jan 21

    "Appeals Court Slapped Over Lengthy 'Unpublished' Ruling"

    "Appeals Court Slapped Over Lengthy 'Unpublished' Ruling"
     The NLJ presents "Appeals Court Slapped Over Lengthy 'Unpublished' Ruling", which explains:U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday sharply criticized a federal appeals court for issuing a lengthy opinion that was…
Rank this Week: 4956

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jan 23

    Who owns the Yosemite National Park Trademarks?

    Who owns the Yosemite National Park Trademarks?
    IPNews® - Some attractions at Yosemite National Park could experience a name change as ownership of the Trademarks is under dispute. Delaware North of New York has been contracted for 20 years to run many aspects of tourism at Yosemite…
  • Jan 16

    Nike Golf Submits Patent For New Tracker Ball

    Nike Golf Submits Patent For New Tracker Ball
    IPNews® - Nike Golf’s new patent may allow golfers to enjoy more accuracy in their game through constant data created by the ball.  Over the past few years, a number of companies have developed sensors aimed at allowing golfers…
  • Jan 8

    Sony's Movie The Interview May Also Be a Copyright Infringement

    Sony's Movie The Interview May Also Be a Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Sony Corporation faces new legal struggles regarding “The Interview” as a possible Copyright Infringement case looms over its alleged unauthorized use of a 30 second clip of the song “Pay Day”. K-Pop star…
Rank this Week: 3687

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/
  • Jan 23

    California Wage and Hour Law

    California Wage and Hour Law
    Depending on the length of a particular shift, employees may be entitled to a meal and/or rest break. If an employee is entitled to a meal break, it must be at least 30 minutes and the employee cannot have any job duties to perform during…
  • Jan 16

    Forming a Nonprofit Organization 501(c)3: Common Question

    Forming a Nonprofit Organization 501(c)3: Common Question
    If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit, there are some steps to take before you begin. Forming a nonprofit organization is much like starting a regular corporation, except there are several additional steps you must take to…
  • Jan 9

    7 New Laws in 2015

    7 New Laws in 2015
    January 1st brought 930 new California laws which are enforceable in the new year. We’d like to share some of the new and relevant laws for 2015 that may affect you and your business activities. Here are 7 new federal and California…
Rank this Week: 4746

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/
  • Jan 23

    Will someone please give Julianne Moore her Oscar?

    Will someone please give Julianne Moore her Oscar?
    We think her fifth Academy Award nomination is the charm for this astonishingly versatile and hard-working actress, author and human being....
  • Jan 21

    Dang. Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.

    Dang. Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.
    As readers of this blog over the past 10 years know, I'm a swing voter, not a heavy Democrat, worked on the Hill a total of 4 years for two fine and mega-bright men, a Wisconsin senator (D) and later...
  • Jan 21

    Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.

    Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.
    Look, as readers of this blog over the past 10 years know, I'm a swing voter, not a heavy Democrat and have some strong GOP leanings on some issues. (On the last item, re: my partial inner GOPness, I've had...
Rank this Week: 2624

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jan 23

    Furnish W-2 by January 31

    Furnish W-2 by January 31
    Employers must furnish the Form W-2 to employees by January 31, 2015. Employers meet the requirement to “furnish” the W-2 to employees if the form is properly addressed and mailed on or before the due date. Employers may submit…
  • Jan 22

    Workplace Harassment Focus of EEOC Meeting

    Workplace Harassment Focus of EEOC Meeting
    Workplace harassment is alleged in approximately 30 percent of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang. “By identifying underlying problems in workplaces and…
  • Jan 21

    U.S. Supreme Court: Air Marshal Can Proceed with Whistleblower Claim

    U.S. Supreme Court: Air Marshal Can Proceed with Whistleblower Claim
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a fired air marshal today, allowing him to proceed with his whistleblower claim in a homeland security case. Robert J. Maclean was a federal air marshal for the transportation Security Administration…
Rank this Week: 3895

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Will Your Resources Last Long Enough?

    Will Your Resources Last Long Enough?
    Estate planning and retirement planning are naturally connected. If you have particular ideas in mind with regard to what you want to be able to do for your family after you pass away these intentions could impact your retirement budget....
  • Jan 14

    Promising Alzheimer's Research Reported

    Promising Alzheimer's Research Reported
    Alzheimer's disease is more common than a lot of people may think. The Alzheimer's Association does a lot of great work with regard to research and education, and they tell us that somewhere in the vicinity of 40% of the...
  • Jan 5

    Kinkade May Have Penned Wills While Intoxicated

    Kinkade May Have Penned Wills While Intoxicated
    Acute intoxication was listed as the cause of death when the artist Thomas Kinkade passed away recently at the age of 54. Kinkade was very successful financially and it is estimated that the value of his estate when he died...
Rank this Week: 1885

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
  • Jan 23

    Hövding releases updated “invisible” bike helmet, but US launch still “further away”

    Hövding releases updated “invisible” bike helmet, but US launch still “further away”
    This month, Hövding released an updated version of their “invisible” bike helmet that has taken Europe by storm. The Swedish startup produces an unobtrusive collar for cyclists that functions as a helmet/airbag. If a…
  • Jan 12

    The perils of driving in Los Angeles rain

    The perils of driving in Los Angeles rain
    Los Angeles is famous for freaking out when it rains. Recently, Noah Deneau, an electrical engineer from Austin, Texas, graphically illustrated the effect of rain on the rate of traffic crashes in Los Angeles. The results provide a telling…
  • Jan 6

    Berkeley to address unsafe intersection, but still oblivious about pedestrian safety

    Berkeley to address unsafe intersection, but still oblivious about pedestrian safety
    The City of Berkeley has taken a step toward improving pedestrian safety at a deadly intersection, but continues to mishandle its broader approach to street safety. Last April, Joseph Luft was killed while crossing Sacramento Street at…
Rank this Week: 2998

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
  • Jan 23

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
  • Jan 21

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing
    Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Keeping time records for most cases is useful because You can justify attorney…
  • Jan 16

    10 Steps to Hiring Without Violating Disability Discrimination Law

    10 Steps to Hiring Without Violating Disability Discrimination Law
    Regardless of whether a job applicant has an apparent disability, employers should always follow these 10 steps to reduce the risk of liability for running afoul of the anti-discrimination provisions of the ADA or the FEHA. Both the Americans…
Rank this Week: 2090

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jan 23

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
  • Jan 21

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing
    Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Keeping time records for most cases is useful because You can justify attorney…
  • Jan 16

    10 Steps to Hiring Without Violating Disability Discrimination Law

    10 Steps to Hiring Without Violating Disability Discrimination Law
    Regardless of whether a job applicant has an apparent disability, employers should always follow these 10 steps to reduce the risk of liability for running afoul of the anti-discrimination provisions of the ADA or the FEHA. Both the Americans…
Rank this Week: 2881

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 23

    5 Realities of Divorce

    5 Realities of Divorce
    Divorce can be a hard decision for many families, especially for couples that still have a friendly relationship. Unfortunately, this leads many couples to assume that they should simply stick it out and avoid divorce, even if they are not…
  • Jan 22

    Discovering the Cost of Divorce

    Discovering the Cost of Divorce
    One of the reasons why some people may choose to delay their divorce is because of the financial toll that filing can cause. Cost of divorce is definitely a factor, but the health and happiness of an individual should be the primary…
  • Jan 21

    First Same Sex Divorce Granted in Kentucky

    First Same Sex Divorce Granted in Kentucky
    One of the common reasons that courts in states that do not allow same sex marriage are reluctant to perform divorces for these couples is that the legal premise of doing so would make the marriages themselves valid. Under the law, in order…
Rank this Week: 4112

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    The Threat of Overmedication in California Nursing Home

    The Threat of Overmedication in California Nursing Home
    In modern day America, many working adults find themselves as a caregiver two times over, caring for their growing children and aging parents. Often the needs of aging parents become too great for their adult children to address on their own…
  • Jan 22

    Backover Accidents: Prevention and Compensation

    Backover Accidents: Prevention and Compensation
    Driving is a risky activity and far too many of us fail to give it the attention it deserves, especially when we’re travelling a common route. For many, trips begin by putting the vehicle in reverse and backing out of a garage or…
  • Jan 20

    The Surprisingly Common Danger of Vehicles Crashing Into Building

    The Surprisingly Common Danger of Vehicles Crashing Into Building
    It’s the type of news story that always grabs attention. Yet, it is also an event that happens much more often than you might imagine. As the following blog post notes, vehicle-into-building crashes happen dozens of times each day in…
Rank this Week: 2795

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/
  • Jan 23

    Crossing The Line

    Crossing The Line
    Earlier this month I wrote about crossing the line - the "premises line."The Hartford, the workers' compensation carrier for defense contractor JT3 on Edwards Airforce Base, lost an appeal before the 2nd District Court of Appeals, which…
  • Jan 22

    In San Diego

    In San Diego
    The weather for San Diego tomorrow through the weekend is forecast to persuade nearly everyone from attending the Annual California Applicants' Attorneys Association Winter Conference today through Sunday:Of course I'll take my bicycle -…
  • Jan 21

    Pharmaceutical Conundrum

    Pharmaceutical Conundrum
    Drugs and workers' compensation seem to go together.And it seems, generally not for the purpose of ensuring the injured worker gets better.2 stories in WorkCompCentral this morning highlight the creep of prescriptions into work comp and…
Rank this Week: 3708

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/
  • Jan 23

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/23/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/23/15
    The past week was marked by the President’s State of the Union address and the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Have a listen to the Beatles’ Getting Better while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the…
  • Jan 22

    What Is A Donor Advised Fund?

    What Is A Donor Advised Fund?
    Donor advised funds are an increasingly popular mechanism for individuals with charitable objectives who want to make a deductible charitable contribution in one year but make charitable distributions (grants) over a period of years. They are…
  • Jan 19

    2 Questions Nonprofit Board Members Should Consider on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Beyond

    2 Questions Nonprofit Board Members Should Consider on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Beyond
    On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, consider the following two questions: Is social justice a core value of your organization and something you strive for in pursuit of advancing its mission? Is your organization investing its…
Rank this Week: 518

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

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

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/
  • Jan 23

    Magna Carta Friday – King John Guarantees The Freedom Of The English Church

    Magna Carta Friday – King John Guarantees The Freedom Of The English Church
    As I’ve mentioned, this year marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede.  I previously posted the introduction and my translation of the original Latin of the 1215 version.  Today,…
  • Jan 22

    Some LLC Names Slip Past California’s Statutory Ban

    Some LLC Names Slip Past California’s Statutory Ban
    The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act explicitly bans a number of different words from being included in LLC names: The name shall not include the words “bank,” “trust,” “trustee,”…
  • Jan 21

    SEC Charges Attorney For Allegedly False Legal Opinion

    SEC Charges Attorney For Allegedly False Legal Opinion
    Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against an attorney who was allegedly involved in the filing of false registration statements.  The SEC’s order instituting proceedings alleges that the attorney…
Rank this Week: 4586

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)
    If you been charged with a crime you need to choose the right lawyer to defend you in court. DO NOT try to defend yourself! Here are a few questions to ask when selecting an attorney to represent you in your time of need. The post How to…
  • Dec 18

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU
    A headline tells you that college students are now required to take a course relating to sexual crimes on campus. What would you think? For many of us, our thoughts would probably focus on how women can protect themselves against sexually…
  • Dec 11

    Race and crime in San Diego

    Race and crime in San Diego
    It should come as no surprise to our readers that, like most other areas in the country, black San Diegans shoulder a disproportionate share of both crime suspects and crime victims. We’re not offering a sociological analysis of the…
Rank this Week: 3185

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)
    If you been charged with a crime you need to choose the right lawyer to defend you in court. DO NOT try to defend yourself! Here are a few questions to ask when selecting an attorney to represent you in your time of need. The post How to…
  • Dec 18

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU
    A headline tells you that college students are now required to take a course relating to sexual crimes on campus. What would you think? For many of us, our thoughts would probably focus on how women can protect themselves against sexually…
  • Dec 11

    Race and crime in San Diego

    Race and crime in San Diego
    It should come as no surprise to our readers that, like most other areas in the country, black San Diegans shoulder a disproportionate share of both crime suspects and crime victims. We’re not offering a sociological analysis of the…
Rank this Week: 3344

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

Covers environmental law, climate change, and clean technology. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • Jan 22

    Public Entities Can Inadvertently Waive Privilege in Response to a Public Records Act Request

    Public Entities Can Inadvertently Waive Privilege in Response to a Public Records Act Request
    California’s Public Records Act (PRA) law requires public entities to make their public records open for inspection and copying. Environmental practitioners often use PRA requests as a tool to obtain information regarding a contaminated…
  • Nov 26

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED
    On September 25, 2014, Governor Brown signed SB 445 (Hill) Underground storage tanks; hazardous substances: petroleum: groundwater and surface water contamination into law (UST Law).  The UST Law was an urgency measure that took effect…
  • Nov 26

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA
    Recently, the court in Rominger v. County of Colusa found that a lead agency which approved a mitigated negative declaration for a project, can take the seemingly inconsistent position that the proposed project was not a California…
Rank this Week: 2675

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/
  • Jan 22

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

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great
    One of the questions I hear frequently is about whether we are accepting new clients. While the short answer is “Yes”, here is some additional information which many people find interesting. Our law firm, Sylvester Oppenheim…
  • Jan 16

    Plaintiffs Accept Settlement in Silicon Valley Antitrust Employment Lawsuit

    Plaintiffs Accept Settlement in Silicon Valley Antitrust Employment Lawsuit
    Big technology firms like Google, Intel, Apple and Adobe are used to being in the spotlight. Whenever any of these companies launches a new project, it's all over the media. Moreover, these Silicon Valley giants get a lot of press about being…
  • Jan 9

    Walgreens Lawsuit May Set Troubling Precedent for Employer

    Walgreens Lawsuit May Set Troubling Precedent for Employer
    The Court of Appeals in Indiana has upheld a $1.4 million dollar verdict against the Walgreens Company. This decision sets a troubling precedent for employers who work in the health care industry, as it holds the company responsible for a…
Rank this Week: 881

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: 3803

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Jan 22

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies CLS’ Cert. Petition in Iskanian

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies CLS’ Cert. Petition in Iskanian
    On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the United States Supreme Court declined certiorari review of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. 14-341. In June 2014, the California Supreme Court ruled that class action waivers in arbitration…
  • Jan 20

    CA Supreme Court: Security Guards Must Be Paid for Sleep Time

    CA Supreme Court: Security Guards Must Be Paid for Sleep Time
    On January 8, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated decision, ruling that employers must pay workers for all time spent on a job site, even if they are on-call or sleeping rather than on-patrol, clarifying the meaning…
  • Jan 14

    Bower v. Inter-Con: CA Ct. of App. Upholds Employer’s Waiver of Arb.

    Bower v. Inter-Con: CA Ct. of App. Upholds Employer’s Waiver of Arb.
    On December 31, 2014, a California Court of Appeal issued a ruling affirming the trial court’s decision to deny employer Inter-Con Security Systems Inc.’s motion to compel arbitration of a putative wage-and-hour class action.…
Rank this Week: 2997

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jan 22

    California Law Increases Nursing Home Violation Fine

    California Law Increases Nursing Home Violation Fine
    Noncompliant assisted living facilities could face serious fines in the future, news sources report. According to new California legislature, fines for out-of-line nursing homes will increase hundredfold in the coming year. The new law…
  • Jan 15

    911 Dispatcher May Have Given Faulty Instruction

    911 Dispatcher May Have Given Faulty Instruction
    A 911 dispatcher in San Diego may have given questionable medical instructions, local news reports. The accident occurred when a motorcycle struck a pedestrian, amputating his leg. A bystander used his belt as a tourniquet in an attempt…
  • Jan 7

    Licensed Undocumented Drivers Expected to Make California Roadways Safer

    Licensed Undocumented Drivers Expected to Make California Roadways Safer
    The New Year brings a number of new laws to the state of California. From campus sexual consent laws to plastic bag bans, many of these new laws are designed to make California a better, safer place to live. That couldn't be more true…
Rank this Week: 4072

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 22

    Santa Clara County Probes into Accident-Prone Driver

    Santa Clara County Probes into Accident-Prone Driver
    Campbell public employees among them  Santa Clara County performed an audit in 2009 that identified a small number a drivers whose poor driving records resulted in the most number of accidents. The San Jose Mercury News reported that in…
  • Jan 6

    Representing Bus Accident Victims Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area

    Representing Bus Accident Victims Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
    We seek full and fair compensation from negligent bus drivers and their companies  In 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported 12,000 bus crashes nationwide and 23,000 people injured as a result. Accidents involving…
  • Dec 17

    Santa Clara County Prepares for the Holiday Season

    Santa Clara County Prepares for the Holiday Season
    DUI holiday crackdown enforced   The holiday season brings family and friends together. However, celebrations can quickly turn into tragedy. Holidays mean more drivers on the road and, unfortunately, more drivers operating vehicles while…
Rank this Week: 1915

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jan 22

    What Now for Employment Arbitration in California?

    What Now for Employment Arbitration in California?
    For years, the rules surrounding employment arbitration agreements in California have been in a state of flux. In light of the US Supreme Court’s decision this week not to grant review in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation, that law…
  • Jan 19

    CA Supreme Court to Decide When Employers Can Recover Litigation Cost

    CA Supreme Court to Decide When Employers Can Recover Litigation Cost
    The California Supreme Court may be poised to rewrite the rules on what costs an employer can recover if it wins a discrimination case. It’s no secret how difficult it is for prevailing employers to recover attorneys’ fees in…
  • Jan 16

    CA Judges Bring Class Action Wage Claim

    CA Judges Bring Class Action Wage Claim
    Yesterday, in Robert M. Mallano v. John Chiang et al., the court certified a class of 1,600 active state court judges and 1,800 retired judges and pension beneficiaries. The judges claim that the state has unlawfully withheld wage…
Rank this Week: 1372

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3805

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Football, Rock and Roll and Alleged Fraud

    Football, Rock and Roll and Alleged Fraud
    Potential wrongdoing by business partners can happen in companies large and small, in industries you’ve never heard of and the well known world of profession sports. One such dispute became known when a lawsuit was filed in federal…
  • Jan 14

    Trademark Protection for Your Busine

    Trademark Protection for Your Busine
    Your company’s most valuable assets could be its intellectual property. Just like you lock the doors when you close to protect what’s inside your office, store or factory, there are ways to protect your intellectual property. A…
  • Jan 7

    Important Details for Executive Severance Agreement

    Important Details for Executive Severance Agreement
    If you’re an executive who’s been asked to leave, or in a position where you’ll be terminating the employment of an executive, a separation agreement makes sense for all parties. Both parties will know what their rights and…
Rank this Week: 1925

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence
    In 2014, Los Angeles saw a significant jump in violent crime; in fact, it was up 14.3%, according to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti in a January 12 news report at NBC4. According to Beck and Garcetti, the biggest factor in…
  • Dec 11

    No One is Above Being Indicted for a White Collar Crime

    No One is Above Being Indicted for a White Collar Crime
    As experienced Los Angeles white collar crime defense attorneys, we know that regardless of career or social standing, anyone can be accused of or indicted for a white collar crime. These offenses are generally those that are financially…
  • Oct 9

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead
    Five days ago, a fiery three car collision ended with the tragic loss of five lives in Chino. According to a news article at CBS Los Angeles, four of the deceased victims were friends who graduated from Roosevelt High School. Crews were…
Rank this Week: 1714

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3058

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jan 22

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Plans: Not as Tight as His Novel

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Plans: Not as Tight as His Novel
    In recent months, we’ve had occasion to tell you about a few late celebrities’ apparently airtight estate plans, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers among them. View image | gettyimages.com Celebrities don’t always leave their…
  • Jan 15

    Failing at Retirement

    Failing at Retirement
    Retiring isn’t easy, at least not for everybody. A few weeks ago, The New York Times looked at restlessness among senior citizens who are the right age for retirement but not of the right spirit. A series of seniors confessed to the…
  • Jan 8

    A New Year, A New Increase in the Estate Tax Exemption

    A New Year, A New Increase in the Estate Tax Exemption
    A new year always brings a number of new changes to the state and federal tax rules. Right off the bat, one of 2015’s more notable changes involves the federal estate tax exemption. View image | gettyimages.com In 2014, estates worth…
Rank this Week: 4685

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: 3816

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Eighteen Months after Recalling Jeeps for Gas Tank Fires, Drivers are Still Dying

    Eighteen Months after Recalling Jeeps for Gas Tank Fires, Drivers are Still Dying
    Even though certain models of Jeeps were recalled 18 months ago for defective gas tanks, drivers are still being killed in accidents involving the defective vehicles, many of which have not been repaired. The recalled vehicles are 2002-2007…
  • Jan 19

    Over Thirty New California Employment Laws Take Effect in 2015

    Over Thirty New California Employment Laws Take Effect in 2015
    California’s lawmakers were busy last year. Over 30 state employment laws are set to take effect this year. The most significant new employment law is the paid sick leave law. This law requires employers to provide paid sick leave to…
  • Jan 15

    GM Recalls Topped 30 Million in 2014

    GM Recalls Topped 30 Million in 2014
    On December 31, General Motors issued its final recall for 2014, which affected over 92,000 Cadillac, Chevy, and GMC vehicles. That recall pushed the total number of GM recalls for 2014 to 30.4 million vehicles. The year started off quietly…
Rank this Week: 2045

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: 3241

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

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

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Jan 21

    US Supreme Court Allows Appeal of Terminated Individual Case from MDL Proceeding

    US Supreme Court Allows Appeal of Terminated Individual Case from MDL Proceeding
    The US Supreme Court just issued its decision in an antitrust case called Ellen Gelboim v. Bank of America Corporation. This case arises out of major multi-district litigation (an MDL) centered on allegations that major banks conspired to…
  • Jan 15

    Major League Baseball, an Antitrust Exemption, and the Ninth Circuit

    Major League Baseball, an Antitrust Exemption, and the Ninth Circuit
    Baseball is special. How do we know that? Is it the fact that it has been declared America’s Pastime? Or is it the feelings we have when we smell the freshly cut grass on a sunny spring day? Or is it the acoustics of a wood bat striking…
  • Jan 8

    Are Resale-Price-Maintenance Agreements Per Se Illegal Under California Antitrust Law?

    Are Resale-Price-Maintenance Agreements Per Se Illegal Under California Antitrust Law?
    In an earlier blog post, we discussed Leegin and the controversial issue of resale-price maintenance agreements under the federal antitrust laws. I’ve also written about these agreements here. As you might recall, in Leegin Creative…
Rank this Week: 2185

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Information on tort law in California. By Glotzer & Sweat LLP.

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Jan 21

    California Hazing Assault Lawsuit Attorney

    California Hazing Assault Lawsuit Attorney
    As a California hazing assault lawsuit attorney, I am glad that hazing, of all sorts, is rare, however, it still happens too often in our schools, universities and other institutional settings.   Recent events show that assault and…
  • Jan 20

    Hiring the Wrong Injury Lawyer Can Ruin Your Case Forever!

    Hiring the Wrong Injury Lawyer Can Ruin Your Case Forever!
    Hiring the wrong injury lawyer can ruin your case forever!  This is a harsh statement but, one that I find to be true time and time again as a California personal injury attorney.  The State of California has one of the highest…
  • Jan 15

    Bicycle Commuter Accidents in Southern California

    Bicycle Commuter Accidents in Southern California
    Bicycle commuter accidents in Southern California are more of a problem than one might think.  When we usually think of people riding bikes in SoCal, we picture wheeling along the Venice CA boardwalk or through Santa Monica, Huntington…
Rank this Week: 2001

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 21

    The Galleon On The Back of Redlands City Hall

    The Galleon On The Back of Redlands City Hall
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Frank E. Moore, in Redlands, Our Town, mocks this galleon on the back of (old) City Hall because it has oars.   I decided to check it out in person today on my way to the library. Here’s…
  • Jan 12

    The Process in 2006 for the Redlands Council Vacancy That Resulted in The Appointment of Pete Aguilar

    The Process in 2006 for the Redlands Council Vacancy That Resulted in The Appointment of Pete Aguilar
    The City of Redlands is appointing a new Council Member on January 20, 2015.  I am one of the candidates.   In 2006, when Susan Peppler resigned, the Council had a similar appointment process.  I remember being in the audience…
  • Dec 22

    Downtown Redlands and Walkability

    Downtown Redlands and Walkability
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law When I moved from West Redlands to Downtown Redlands, I found that it was much easier to walk to lunch.  The Walk Score is listed as 84 Very Walkable Most errands can be accomplished on foot. Today, on…
Rank this Week: 3108

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Litigation involing a Decedent

    Litigation involing a Decedent
    When a person passes away, the law does not automatically grant them immunity from civil litigation. A cause of action survives the decedent's death. For example, assume the decedent prematurely broke a fixed-term lease because he wanted…
  • Jan 16

    Ambiguous Terms in a Trust - Extrinsic Evidence

    Ambiguous Terms in a Trust - Extrinsic Evidence
    Occasionally a person will write a trust with an ambiguous distribution clause. That is, the clause is open to reasonable multiple interpretations. The determination of the rightful beneficiary is obviously paramount because no distribution…
  • Jan 7

    The Other Prop 8

    The Other Prop 8
    Many people are familiar with Prop 8, the gay marriage ban passed in 2008 by California voters which was ultimately ruled unconstitutional. However, unknown to many, there is another Prop 8 which was also passed by voters, albeit in November…
Rank this Week: 2969

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 1018

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 21

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study
    This Friday, January 23, 2015, California will take the first step in investigating a road user charge pilot program as an alternative to the gas tax when the CTC convenes the Road User Charge Advisory Committee meeting.  The committee…
  • Jan 13

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”), on behalf of the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), announced today that three teams have been shortlisted to submit detailed proposals for the Request for…
  • Jan 13

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association
    Javier Rodriguez, P.E., Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), is ready to begin his role as president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) for 2015.  Rodriguez was elected during…
Rank this Week: 3831