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San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    The Risks of Making Charitable Gifts Through Trust

    The Risks of Making Charitable Gifts Through Trust
    Charitable giving is a common feature of many estate plans. In many cases this takes the form of a simple gift in a person’s last will and testament, but charitable giving can also involve complex trust arrangements designed to benefit…
  • Jan 17

    Handwritten Wills Often Lead to Legal Problem

    Handwritten Wills Often Lead to Legal Problem
    The legal requirements for making a valid will in California are straightforward. A will should be in writing and signed by the testator (the person making the will) in the presence of at least two witnesses. Ideally the will is typewritten…
  • Jan 4

    What Happens to My Bankruptcy Case if I Die?

    What Happens to My Bankruptcy Case if I Die?
    In a typical probate administration, the personal representative named in the deceased person’s will must pay off any valid debts presented to the estate. What if the decedent was already in bankruptcy at the time of his or her death?…
Rank this Week: 1322

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Jan 18

    Nip/Tuck Leave: When Employees Take Leave for Elective Procedure

    Nip/Tuck Leave: When Employees Take Leave for Elective Procedure
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers are usually mindful of the many laws governing employee medical leaves and how they interact. But what about accommodation for non-medically necessary leaves? This post discusses the basics of employee leaves for…
  • Jan 11

    Transparency in Terminology and Treating Transgender Employees Fairly

    Transparency in Terminology and Treating Transgender Employees Fairly
    Seyfarth Synopsis: With increased attention placed on transgender rights in recent years, employers should pay close attention to transgender discrimination and related issues in the workplace. This post offers some tips for some best…
  • Jan 4

    Charting the Future: What’s Coming in 2017 in California Employment Law?

    Charting the Future: What’s Coming in 2017 in California Employment Law?
    Seyfarth Synopsis: 2016 brought a wave of new protections for California employees and scant protection for employers. In this week’s post, we anticipate changes for 2017, in the ever-peculiar world of California employment law. True to…
Rank this Week: 1375

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

Covers consumer credit law. By Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLC.

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jan 18

    Consumer Agency Sues Navient fka Sallie Mae, for Cheating Student Loan Borrower

    Consumer Agency Sues Navient fka Sallie Mae, for Cheating Student Loan Borrower
    This is the CFPB’s Announcement of a Very Significant Enforcement Action CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU SUES NATION’S LARGEST STUDENT LOAN COMPANY NAVIENT FOR FAILING BORROWERS AT EVERY STAGE OF REPAYMENT Today the Consumer…
  • Jan 3

    CFPB Orders TransUnion and Equifax to Pay for Deceiving Consumers in Marketing Credit Score

    CFPB Orders TransUnion and Equifax to Pay for Deceiving Consumers in Marketing Credit Score
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today announced it has taken action against Equifax and TransUnion for deceiving consumers about the usefulness and actual cost of credit scores they sold to consumers. The companies also lured…
  • Oct 26

    If Your Smartphone Goes Dead, You be a Victim of SIM-Swapping

    If Your Smartphone Goes Dead, You be a Victim of SIM-Swapping
    CreditCards.com has a report on how scammers manager to steal your smartphone identity. If your phone mysteriously goes dead and your service provider tells you someone purchased and activated a new iPhone under your account, you are a victim…
Rank this Week: 459

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Your Insurance Claim Will Probably Be Denied!

    Your Insurance Claim Will Probably Be Denied!
    On January 13, 2017, the Los Angeles Times published a column entitled Healthcare insurance hell: If at first your claim is denied, try, try again The article describes on insured’s extreme difficulty in obtaining approval for…
  • Sep 22

    Using the Courts to Move Insurance Coverage Goals Part I

    Using the Courts to Move Insurance Coverage Goals Part I
    HOW INSURERS’ RECENT WRONGFUL RATIONING OF HARVONI DRUG TREATMENT FOR HEPATITIS C EXPOSES A LONG HISTORY OF UNREASONABLE AND HARMFUL INSURANCE COMPANY PRACTICES Written by Tim Rozelle, Esq. In July, August, October and December 2015,…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
Rank this Week: 1321

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/
  • Jan 18

    5 notable case results from 2016 include motorcycle accident, civil rights, car accident case

    5 notable case results from 2016 include motorcycle accident, civil rights, car accident case
    With 2017 just beginning, we wanted to take a look back at some noteworthy case results Chain | Cohn | Stiles obtained for the people of Kern County in their accident, wrongful death and workers’ compensation* cases.  …
  • Jan 11

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles Newsletter: Remembering 2016, looking ahead to 2017

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles Newsletter: Remembering 2016, looking ahead to 2017
    Editor’s Note: The following was published in an e-newsletter sent out to those signed up to receive the Chain | Cohn | Stiles newsletter. View it in your browser here. To keep up with the latest news, contests and updates from Chain |…
  • Jan 4

    Supporting victims of sexual assault one ‘Fog Run’ at a time

    Supporting victims of sexual assault one ‘Fog Run’ at a time
    For the past 28 years, thousands of runners, families and community members have rallied around Lake Ming east of Bakersfield to support at-risk youth and Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault. Chain | Cohn | Stiles is…
Rank this Week: 1908

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: 3758

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1175

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    6 Proposed California Criminal Laws That Could Change Your Life

    6 Proposed California Criminal Laws That Could Change Your Life
    The 2017 legislative session is underway and California lawmakers have introduced a flurry of proposed laws. Many of the proposed laws could have a major impact on the California criminal justice system and how certain crimes are punished.…
  • Jan 4

    8 New California Laws that Went Into Effect Jan. 1, 2017

    8 New California Laws that Went Into Effect Jan. 1, 2017
    In 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed nearly 1,000 pieces of legislation into law. Many of these new laws went into effect Jan. 1, 2017. Here are eight new California laws you need to know about. No More Bullet Buttons (PC 30515,…
  • Dec 19

    Do Police Need a Warrant to Search Your Cellphone During a Traffic Stop?

    Do Police Need a Warrant to Search Your Cellphone During a Traffic Stop?
    The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. This means that police cannot search you or your property without a warrant or probable cause. So what happens if law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 460

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jan 18

    Chart: Compare Summary Judgment to Other Motion

    Chart: Compare Summary Judgment to Other Motion
    When considering whether to move for summary judgment or summary adjudication, always assess whether there are better procedures available for narrowing the issues or terminating the litigation. Keep the following chart handy to help you…
  • Jan 13

    Say It Early and Often

    Say It Early and Often
    The most important concept to remember in organizing your statements to the jury, whether during opening statement or closing argument, is the “rule of primacy”: Jurors tend to believe what they hear first and most frequently.…
  • Jan 11

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right
    Employers often set up an “introductory” or “probationary” period for initial evaluation of new employees. There’s often a performance evaluation at the end of this period, and employers may believe they have…
Rank this Week: 2857

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law and workers' compensation. By Law Offices of Galine, Frye & Fitting.

http://www.sanmateoinjurylawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 1797

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

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

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    Ways to Protect Your Assets in a Divorce

    Ways to Protect Your Assets in a Divorce
    You would be well aware of the fact that once you separate from your spouse and start a new life from scratch, you will need substantial financial support to pay your bills and maintain your regular standard of living. It is, therefore…
  • Jan 17

    How to Help Your Child Adjust to a Divorce

    How to Help Your Child Adjust to a Divorce
    A divorce can be a highly traumatizing and overwhelming situation for a child. Although a divorce is a stressful time for the partners getting separated, it is actually the children involved who suffer the deepest impact of a broken family.…
  • Jan 16

    Strategies for Dealing with an Angry Spouse in a Divorce

    Strategies for Dealing with an Angry Spouse in a Divorce
    What with the obvious anguish and stress of a shattered life, the involvement of a toxic spouse can make it even harder for you to deal with your divorce. The stubborn and aggressive attitude of a resentful partner can not only promote…
Rank this Week: 1435

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Exclusion of Gains from Sale of Personal Residence

    Exclusion of Gains from Sale of Personal Residence
    In this blog post, Justin M. Kennedy discusses a special exclusion of gains from the sale of a personal residence built into the Internal Revenue Code in Section 121. The post Exclusion of Gains from Sale of Personal Residence appeared first…
  • Jan 11

    Clayton Trust – The Advantages of the B-Trust

    Clayton Trust – The Advantages of the B-Trust
    By: Justin M. Kennedy, Attorney Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Prior to 2014, for married clients with estates valued at over one million dollar ($1,000,000), our office often recommended ABC Trusts.  This trust structure was used to…
  • Jan 3

    Litherland Law Office 2017 Government Policy Forecast

    Litherland Law Office 2017 Government Policy Forecast
    By:  Matthew M. Shafae, Attorney Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Elections have consequences. On January 3, 2017, the 115th United States Congress met for the first time, with both houses controlled by the Republican Party. On January…
Rank this Week: 2573

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2771

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    The H-1B Guide: Preparing for H-1B Season

    The H-1B Guide: Preparing for H-1B Season
    The H1-B visa season is fast approaching. In this video, Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq.,  shares our top tips on how to prepare for the H-1B visa lottery and the eligibility requirements for this popular visa. To read more…
  • Jan 9

    Discussion of the NEW NIW EB-2 Eligibility Standard in Matter of Dhanasar

    Discussion of the NEW NIW EB-2 Eligibility Standard in Matter of Dhanasar
    In this video attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick discusses the new decision in Matter of Dhanasar, 26 I&N Dec. 884 (AAO 2016) handed down by the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) which has changed the analytical framework for…
  • Jan 3

    Attorney Profile: Charles Ward, Esq.

    Attorney Profile: Charles Ward, Esq.
    Attorney Charles Ward has been a long time attorney at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick. Charles received his Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Southern Methodist University graduating Cum Laude. He has been a California licensed attorney…
Rank this Week: 4025

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    SEC Sues Orange County Firm Accused of Defrauding Investors Seeking Permanent Residency

    SEC Sues Orange County Firm Accused of Defrauding Investors Seeking Permanent Residency
    It’s never a good thing to have a federal judge order a freeze on your business’ assets. That’s what happened to an Orange County firm that federal officials claim stole money from foreign investors, mostly Chinese citizens,…
  • Dec 17

    Companies Need New Ideas to Thrive. What Happens if They Steal Them?

    Companies Need New Ideas to Thrive. What Happens if They Steal Them?
    A stagnant company, one that’s not looking to improve on its products or come up with new ones, may not have a bright future. There may be pressure to come up with the next successful products as well as pressure to cut costs and…
  • Dec 12

    Take Steps to Avoid Conflict but Prepare to Deal With It If It Happen

    Take Steps to Avoid Conflict but Prepare to Deal With It If It Happen
    Starting a business can be very exciting. You make plans for a bright future. You’re optimistic not only about how well the business will run, but how profitable it will be too. Plans and dreams are great, but it’s preparation and…
Rank this Week: 2349

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 17

    21st Century Fox v. Netflix . . . Will This Lawsuit Determine the Value of Employment Contracts?

    21st Century Fox v. Netflix . . . Will This Lawsuit Determine the Value of Employment Contracts?
    A heated lawsuit between 21st Century Fox and Netflix reveals a great deal about the inner workings of Hollywood while also providing useful insights for employers in California and across the country. This high-profile case is a helpful…
  • Jan 6

    How Will Proposition 64 Affect California Employers?

    How Will Proposition 64 Affect California Employers?
    With the passage of Proposition 64 in November, California became one of a handful of states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Many residents are thrilled with the outcome, but the new law is leaving employers wondering what…
  • Dec 21

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    The Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde Team Wish You and Yours a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year
Rank this Week: 407

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 17

    Is Life After Divorce Always Difficult?

    Is Life After Divorce Always Difficult?
    When people go through a divorce, they often face various psychological and physiological issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, weight loss or weight gain, stress-induced illness, and sleep difficulties. Along with losing the…
  • Jan 11

    Why People Really Get Divorced

    Why People Really Get Divorced
    If you take a moment to think about it, there are divorced people everywhere. You probably have divorced co-workers, divorced family members, divorced neighbors, and divorced friends. With roughly 50 percent of first marriages ending…
  • Jan 4

    Fundamentals of a California Divorce

    Fundamentals of a California Divorce
    If you are planning on getting a divorce in Los Angeles, California, or anywhere else in the state, it would be beneficial for you to conduct some research before you move forward. Often, it is best for spouses to speak with a divorce…
Rank this Week: 4011

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    California caregiver law aims to prevent elder abuse

    California caregiver law aims to prevent elder abuse
    The law seeks to enhance the safety of elderly and disabled people who receive private home care services from a caregiver who assists them with daily tasks. Senior citizens can often be vulnerable to abuse, whether it is physical, sexual,…
  • Dec 29

    Robin Williams’ family battles over estate

    Robin Williams’ family battles over estate
    Robin Williams’ widow Susan Williams settled out of court a lawsuit over the late actor’s estate last year. The highly publicized dispute with his children revolved around an estate worth an estimated $100 million. Disagreements…
  • Dec 5

    Michael Gilfix, National Experts Form Trump Policy Analysis Group

    Michael Gilfix, National Experts Form Trump Policy Analysis Group
    THE TRUMP POLICY ANALYSIS GROUP (TPAG) – FOCUSING ON OLDER AMERICANS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS The Trump Policy Analysis Group (TPAG)1 has convened to consider probable changes in law that will affect older Americans and those with…
Rank this Week: 2153

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1730

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Jan 17

    SB 814: Penalties for Excessive Water Use

    SB 814: Penalties for Excessive Water Use
    California is experiencing the worst drought in over a century.  As a result, the California Legislature has enacted a number of laws aimed at water conservation.  Existing law requires the Department of Water Resources and the…
  • Jan 12

    New Client: Wallis Ranch Owners Association

    New Client: Wallis Ranch Owners Association
    We are proud to announce that Wallis Ranch Owners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Wallis Ranch is a gated master planned community of 800 new homes in 8 distinctive…
  • Jan 9

    AB 1978: Janitorial Service Providers Must be Registered

    AB 1978: Janitorial Service Providers Must be Registered
    AB 1978 creates the Property Services Workers Protection Act.  Adding Part 4.2 (commencing with Section 1420) to Division 2 of the Labor Code, it requires every janitorial business within the State of California to register yearly with…
Rank this Week: 3148

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jan 17

    Stupid Moves Before Seeing A Bankruptcy Lawyer

    Stupid Moves Before Seeing A Bankruptcy Lawyer
    Don’t tidy up your financial affairs before consulting a bankruptcy lawyer. You may waste money or lose bankruptcy options when you make last minute changes to your situation. You’ll have the widest set of options for a…
  • Jan 14

    Bankruptcy Alphabet: O Is For Omitted

    Bankruptcy Alphabet: O Is For Omitted
      O stands for Omitted in my Bankruptcy Alphabet.  Whether it’s creditors or assets that are omitted, omissions can create trouble in a bankruptcy filing. So, O could also stand for Oops. When creditors are missing Omitted…
  • Jan 13

    Who Gets Grannie’s Cash – Grannie Or The Bankruptcy Trustee?

    Who Gets Grannie’s Cash – Grannie Or The Bankruptcy Trustee?
    Good intentions go wrong in a hurry when there’s a joint bank account and a bankruptcy. The bankruptcy trustee sees a pile of money in the bank to which the debtor has access. If the debtor can get the money, the trustee contends, so…
Rank this Week: 1513

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: 3103

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

Covers employment discrimination, retaliation, and arbitration. By Eugene Lee.

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • Jan 16

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?
    If your boss gives you a 1099 tax form each year, does that mean you are an independent contractor? What if you signed an independent contractor agreement? What if you submit invoices to your boss to... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Mar 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 1203

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Ninth Circuit Rules in Consumer’s Favor in California Vehicle Warranty Case

    Ninth Circuit Rules in Consumer’s Favor in California Vehicle Warranty Case
    Businesses that sell goods to the public must follow guidelines established by consumer protection laws, which prohibit deceptive advertising and other fraudulent or misleading acts. This can apply to the use of specific words in particular…
  • Dec 30

    New California Statutes Aimed at Reducing Wage Disparity Go into Effect

    New California Statutes Aimed at Reducing Wage Disparity Go into Effect
    Laws at the federal and state levels regulate multiple aspects of the employer/employee relationship. Federal law sets certain minimum standards for many employers nationwide, such as a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and a prohibition on…
  • Dec 15

    Krispy Kreme Sued for Misleading Customers Into Thinking Doughnuts Contain Fruit

    Krispy Kreme Sued for Misleading Customers Into Thinking Doughnuts Contain Fruit
    A Los Angeles resident is suing Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. in federal court in California for false advertising. Specifically, plaintiff Jason Saidian claimed that the doughnut company’s blueberry, raspberry, and maple filled…
Rank this Week: 2539

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Covers all types of criminal defense topics.

http://www.losangelescrimelawyer.com/blog/
  • Jan 16

    Consuming Caffeine Illegal in California?

    Consuming Caffeine Illegal in California?
    Nearly 55% of Americans drink coffee every single day. Furthermore, the average American consumes 3.1 cups of coffee per day, according to statisticsbrain.com. So, how is it that a California man is facing criminal charges for being…
  • Jan 3

    Understanding California Kidnapping Law

    Understanding California Kidnapping Law
    You decide to pick up your kids from your ex-spouse’s home or from school. As you are driving down a Los Angeles city street, a police officer pulls you over and arrests you after an APB was issued stating you The post Understanding…
  • Dec 19

    Marijuana Legalization Having Ripple Effect for Californians Facing Drug Possession Charge

    Marijuana Legalization Having Ripple Effect for Californians Facing Drug Possession Charge
    The 2016 election resulted in much more than a new president. Residents of California voted overwhelmingly for Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which legalized possession of marijuana and the use of marijuana for…
Rank this Week: 1712

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jan 16

    Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures Seek Patent for Sensor-Filled Helmet

    Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures Seek Patent for Sensor-Filled Helmet
    IPNews® - Bill Gates is among many inventors listed on a patent application for a high technology football helmet.   The helmet is designed to reduce forces and head accelerations due to impact.  The helmet also includes sensors…
  • Jan 4

    DJ Threatens to Sue to Get Trademark for Cat's Meowingtons Name

    DJ Threatens to Sue to Get Trademark for Cat's Meowingtons Name
    IPNews® - A famous DJ is seeking to protect his cat’s brand by suing a business who owns the trademark of his cat’s name. The cat, named Meowington, has extensive branding including use in social media and on merchandise, and…
  • Dec 22

    USPTO Denies Trademark Application for NHL's Newest Team

    USPTO Denies Trademark Application for NHL's Newest Team
    IPNews® - The name of the NHL’s newest team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, is being questioned by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The USPTO claims that a likelihood of consumer confusion exists with a similar…
Rank this Week: 3533

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    Play it again, Sam

    Play it again, Sam
    Have you ever listened to lyrics to songs?  I'm not talking about church hymns. Those are pretty tame.  I'm talking about some of these songs that preach hatred for most everyone. Songs like Cop Killer by Ice T:I got my twelve gauge…
  • Jan 9

    Smooth Move, Exlax

    Smooth Move, Exlax
    I'm a member of a local online group and today, a message came across the board reading:Yesterday, an officer responded to Main Street regarding a subject brandishing a knife. Upon arrival, the officer located and detained the subject.…
  • Jan 2

    Word of the Month for January 2017: Resolve

    Word of the Month for January 2017: Resolve
    When is is acceptable to have an sex with a minor?  When you're their teacher?  When you're their employer?  A parent?  A priest?  I suspect, the answer is when they're over the age of majority (in which case, they…
Rank this Week: 3583

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

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

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4304

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/
  • Jan 16

    EU Data Package Highlights Connections between Data Protection and the Digital Single Market

    EU Data Package Highlights Connections between Data Protection and the Digital Single Market
    On January 10, 2017, the EU Commission published a package of documents on the EU’s data economy strategy, including e-privacy, data protection and the “European Data Economy.” The Commission documents,  published in…
  • Jan 5

    FDA Issues Final Guidance on Postmarket Medical Device Cybersecurity

    FDA Issues Final Guidance on Postmarket Medical Device Cybersecurity
    On December 28, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance on the management of cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed and distributed medical devices.  The guidance establishes a risk-based approach…
  • Dec 28

    Identifying and Mitigating Data Privacy Risks in Vendor Contract

    Identifying and Mitigating Data Privacy Risks in Vendor Contract
    Norton Rose Fulbright has teamed up with the global risk advisory company Willis Towers Watson to help provide their clients with the information they need to manage data privacy risks.  In Willis Towers Watson’s Winter 2016 Cyber…
Rank this Week: 1770

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    EPA publishes formaldehyde in compliance wood rule – Dec. 2017 compliance date

    EPA publishes formaldehyde in compliance wood rule – Dec. 2017 compliance date
    EPA recently published its final rule restricting formaldehyde emissions from composite wood. The publication now triggers the rule’s effective date (Feb. 10, 2017) and the first compliance dates (December 12, 2017). The rule…
  • Dec 1

    Clamshell compliance: California’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Container law

    Clamshell compliance: California’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Container law
    California remains on the forefront of sustainability and recycling requirements. A key restriction in California is the Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Law, which targets hard plastic product packaging (namely…
  • Nov 30

    Drone requirements continue to evolve

    Drone requirements continue to evolve
    Back in 2015, the FAA promulgated various rules and regulations regarding the use of drones, which included a requirement to register all such aircraft. The FAA has subsequently finalized its rule for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which…
Rank this Week: 1767

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
  • Jan 15

    Prostitution: Beware of a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude

    Prostitution: Beware of a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude
    Take Caution: Prostitution is a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude Many people, myself included, feel that prostitution should be legalized, regulated, licensed and taxed. Maybe one day that will happen in our fine state. However, the…
  • Jan 2

    What to do if you were Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays?

    What to do if you were Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays?
    Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays? If you or someone close to you was one of the unlucky people who were arrested for DUI this holiday season, then you are in good company. The task forces were out in force and the number of people…
  • Dec 23

    Getting Arrested During the Holidays really Sucks!

    Getting Arrested During the Holidays really Sucks!
    Getting Arrested During the Holidays Really Sucks Getting arrested is NOT a good way to avoid family events during the holidays. I know that we all have certain obligations this time of year. We need to spend money on holiday gifts. We…
Rank this Week: 3124

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Jan 15

    Different Personality Types and How to Best Communicate with Each

    Different Personality Types and How to Best Communicate with Each
    Humans have been attempting to figure themselves out as well as others for as long as we’ve been able to think. The DISC personality model was developed by Dr. William Marston, a physiological psychologist, and is explained in further…
  • Jan 15

    Tips for Working With Passive-Aggressive People

    Tips for Working With Passive-Aggressive People
    Nice but Unhelpful on the Outside, Angry on the Inside A person who is passive-aggressive may be very angry or upset but instead of expressing those feelings they resort to a toolbox full of behaviors to get through situations in ways that…
  • Jan 14

    Are You and the Other Party Talking Past Each Other?

    Are You and the Other Party Talking Past Each Other?
    You and the opposing attorney or party may be very good communicators yet still not listen to or hear each other. The reason may be your communication styles may be so different that you may perceive each other as annoying or irritating which…
Rank this Week: 4407

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 14

    What is the Implied Warranty of Habitability I Keep Hearing About?

    What is the Implied Warranty of Habitability I Keep Hearing About?
    As a renter in the San Francisco Bay Area, you have probably heard the term “implied warranty of habitability” thrown around by friends, neighbors, and even lawyers on TV. However, without a thorough understanding of what this…
  • Jan 13

    Is the Nursing Home Properly Managing Your Parent’s Diabetes?

    Is the Nursing Home Properly Managing Your Parent’s Diabetes?
    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 million individuals in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes and another 8.1 million go undiagnosed. A small percentage of these individuals have Type 1 diabetes, while…
  • Jan 11

    Cuisinart Food Processor Defect Could Lead to Product Liability Lawsuit

    Cuisinart Food Processor Defect Could Lead to Product Liability Lawsuit
    You likely use metal kitchen utensils all the time. You would hardly think twice of using a metal knife. In the same way, it is entirely normal that a blender or food processor has metal blades. You use metal implements to cook and bake…
Rank this Week: 2772

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jan 13

    Understanding joint employer liability

    Understanding joint employer liability
    Joint employer liability can arise in many different contexts, such as when using staffing agencies, management companies, or in even in the franchise context.  Companies must understand the factors a court could apply in determining if…
  • Jan 6

    Five key employment issues facing California employers in 2017

    Five key employment issues facing California employers in 2017
    I’m starting 2017 off with videos taken from my recent webinar discussing local minimum wage issues, California’s new employment laws, Los Angeles’ ban the box ordinance, the new Form I-9 required in 2017, and potential…
  • Dec 30

    California Supreme Court closes out 2016 with monumental ruling on employer’s obligations to provide rest period

    California Supreme Court closes out 2016 with monumental ruling on employer’s obligations to provide rest period
    In Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., the California Supreme Court issued a ruling on employer’s obligations to permit employees to take “off-duty” rest periods.  The Court’s ruling ends 2016 with a major…
Rank this Week: 1038

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/
  • Jan 13

    Pigs & Poultry on Airplanes: the Law of Emotional Support Animal

    Pigs & Poultry on Airplanes: the Law of Emotional Support Animal
    Last October, an emotional support duck named Daniel made an appearance on a flight. Daniel wore red booties and a diaper and quacked gently. My seatmate, CLT➡️AVL, is this handsome duck named Daniel. His gentle quacking…
  • Jan 10

    Law Student Ron Ruangtragool wins $3000 College Scholarship

    Law Student Ron Ruangtragool wins $3000 College Scholarship
    The Reeves Law Group is pleased to announce that Ron Ruangtragool is the 2016 winner of our college scholarship. Ron is currently a second year law student at Notre Dame School of Law and will use the $3000 award to complete his education.…
  • Jan 9

    Will Your Obamacare Plan be Repealed in Early 2017?

    Will Your Obamacare Plan be Repealed in Early 2017?
    With control of both houses of Congress, as well as the White House, the Republicans have vowed to finally repeal President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation — the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. In early January, Senate…
Rank this Week: 4178

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1443

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Some California Leaders Vow to Resist Deportations Under Trump

    Some California Leaders Vow to Resist Deportations Under Trump
    Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has made clear that he wants to “build a wall” along the border of the U.S. and Mexico and that he wants to deport or incarcerate as many as 3 million undocumented immigrants who…
  • Jan 6

    New California Law Prohibiting Employers from Asking about Juvenile Criminal Records Takes Effect January 1

    New California Law Prohibiting Employers from Asking about Juvenile Criminal Records Takes Effect January 1
    A new law that prohibits employers in the state of California from asking about a job applicant’s juvenile criminal records is set to take effect January 1of the new year. Assembly Bill (A.B.) No. 1843 amends Section 432.7 of the…
  • Dec 29

    Eldest Bundy Son Wants Hearing to Challenge Detention Statu

    Eldest Bundy Son Wants Hearing to Challenge Detention Statu
    Ryan Bundy, the eldest son of Cliven Bundy and member of the clan involved in the armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon has asked for a hearing to challenge his detention status in a Nevada jail. He claims that he…
Rank this Week: 1708

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE REQUIRED AFTER A DUI CONVICTION IN CALIFORNIA

    ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE REQUIRED AFTER A DUI CONVICTION IN CALIFORNIA
    ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AFTER CONVICTION FOR DUI When a person is convicted of DUI in California, or even if he or she is not but the DMV admin per se hearing officers finds that the driver was driving under the influence, the offender…
  • Jan 13

    Arrested For DUI While Asleep In Your Car

    Arrested For DUI While Asleep In Your Car
    ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL Have you ever heard this one: A guy in Any City California drank too much and decided to sleep it off in his car. He was snoozing in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition but the car was not running. Police…
  • Dec 30

    California Man Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Caffeine?

    California Man Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Caffeine?
    NO, A CALIFORNIA MAN DID NOT GET ARRESTED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CAFFEINE Maybe you read the many news stories recently about the Solano County man who was stopped and arrested for DUI when an officer observed him driving erratically,…
Rank this Week: 4264

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jan 13

    Is Open Source Open To Women? – Candid Discussion

    Is Open Source Open To Women? – Candid Discussion
    The following was posted in advance of the launch of Toptal Scholarships for Female Developers. To support scholarship applicants, Toptal has also published a guide to making your first open source contribution. Women are…
  • Jan 8

    CA Law Limits The Employers’ Right To Inquire Into Employees’ Juvenile Information

    CA Law Limits The Employers’ Right To Inquire Into Employees’ Juvenile Information
    California recently amended its existing law governing inquiries into and the use of juvenile criminal information. Effective January 1, 2017 employers will be restricted from asking about, seeking, or using a California…
  • Dec 5

    Are You An Intern Or An Employee Under California Law?

    Are You An Intern Or An Employee Under California Law?
    The distinction between an internship and employee / employer relationship has been subject to much debate and litigation all over the country during the past few years. However, in California the existing law states that a worker can be…
Rank this Week: 779

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 13

    Alter Ego Liability in California

    Alter Ego Liability in California
    One of the primary benefits of incorporating your business and complying with corporate governance laws is that a corporation provides personal liability protections for its owners from the debts and liabilities of the corporation. These…
  • Jan 13

    Alter Ego Liability in California

    Alter Ego Liability in California
    One of the primary benefits of incorporating your business and complying with corporate governance laws is that a corporation provides personal liability protections for its owners from the debts and liabilities of the corporation. These…
  • Jan 6

    Post-Closing Disputes In Mergers and Acquisition

    Post-Closing Disputes In Mergers and Acquisition
    In the early stages of a merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction, owners may be willing to overlook certain differences in favor of focusing on the benefits of the deal. However, as the M&A transaction is completed, the rose-colored…
Rank this Week: 2995

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Is Entering a vacant house a burglary in California?

    Is Entering a vacant house a burglary in California?
    A man walked down the narrow street. He saw a house being remodeled. There was no furniture in the house but there was obviously work being done on it. A “porta potty” was outside the house for the workmen to use. Lots of tools…
  • Dec 20

    Can a judge remove a juror just because the juror is the lone holdout?

    Can a judge remove a juror just because the juror is the lone holdout?
    In a criminal case, a defendant is entitled to a unanimous verdict by all the jurors selected to hear his case.  Many times if only one juror votes in a defendant’s favor it’s a win for the defense.  The prosecutor…
  • Sep 26

    Evading A Police Officer in Orange County, CA

    Evading A Police Officer in Orange County, CA
    California Vehicle Code Section 2800.1 and 2800.2 make it illegal to flee or attempt to evade a police officer. The individual who flees from the police after the police turn on the overhead lights would seem to be in for trouble. What with…
Rank this Week: 2999

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 13

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/13/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/13/17
    The past week was marked by President Obama‘s farewell address, President-Elect Trump‘s denial and denouncement of an unsubstantiated report that said Russia had compromising information about him, Trump’s concession that…
  • Jan 11

    Two Lawline CLE Programs for Attorneys Helping California Nonprofit

    Two Lawline CLE Programs for Attorneys Helping California Nonprofit
    We are presenting two Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs for Lawline on Friday, January 13, 2016 that we hope California attorneys will find helpful in their representation of nonprofits:  Forming a California…
  • Jan 6

    How to Be a Good Ally: A Strategic (Civil Rights) Engagement Conference

    How to Be a Good Ally: A Strategic (Civil Rights) Engagement Conference
    On January 6, 2016, I joined over 1,000 lawyers and legal professionals attending the How to Be a Good Ally conference in San Francisco. You can follow the Storify here. Lieff Cabraser has provided important relevant materials on its…
Rank this Week: 1120

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3033

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 756

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury law. By The Law Offices of Stephen M. Fuerch.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1650