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California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Does Too Much Credit Hurt Your Credit Score?

    Does Too Much Credit Hurt Your Credit Score?
    Does having too much credit hurt your credit score? Should you close credit cards to reduce your credit available? These are questions addressed by Barry Paperno a contributor to creditcards.com. Conventional wisdom 20 years ago was that if a…
  • Jul 8

    American Banker asks if Credit Bureaus Can Finally be Tamed

    American Banker asks if Credit Bureaus Can Finally be Tamed
    The American Banker magazine has an article that asks “Can credit bureaus can finally be tamed?” The article describes a “tough fix-it order” imposed by federal and state officials that was supposed to force…
  • Jun 5

    Woman Gets 300 Credit Reports from Equifax

    Woman Gets 300 Credit Reports from Equifax
    One day this past March, Ms Katie Manning, who lives in Maine, came home and found her mailbox stuffed with more than 300 envelopes, each containing an Equifax credit report on 300 individuals! None of them had anything to do with her. A TV…
Rank this Week: 534

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/
  • Jul 28

    Why Mediation is the Preferred Way to Divorce

    Why Mediation is the Preferred Way to Divorce
    When two parties are unable to sort out their differences and live together while barely tolerating each other’s presence, the best option for such a couple is to look towards the solution of divorce. Orange County divorce is the name…
  • Jul 23

    Divorce Mediation for the Modern Family

    Divorce Mediation for the Modern Family
    As time goes on, it seems that change is the only constant, and every aspect of life is undergoing a more modern transformation. The rapid speed at which these changes are happening has rendered several segments of the society unable to cope.…
  • Jul 21

    4 Secrets to Having a Successful Remarriage

    4 Secrets to Having a Successful Remarriage
    To most people in society and who have gone through a divorce, a divorce is considered as the end of the chapter of one’s married life. This however is not the case. Irrespective of the method of divorce you have gone through, whether…
Rank this Week: 1967

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: 1621

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
  • Jul 28

    Don’t treat one superior court judge as the reviewing court for another

    Don’t treat one superior court judge as the reviewing court for another
    Writs and appeals are sometimes not the only routes (or even the preferred routes) to relief from an adverse order or judgment. Motions for reconsideration, post-trial motions for new trial or to vacate the judgment, and motions to set aside…
  • Jul 23

    The appellate angle in Marriage of Davi

    The appellate angle in Marriage of Davi
    Family law attorneys are buzzing this week about Monday’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Marriage of Davis, case no. S215050 (July 20, 2015). The Metropolitan News-Enterprise summed up the holding this way: “A…
  • Jul 21

    Congrats and thank you to the new TEN Networks Blog (and welcome, TEN members!)

    Congrats and thank you to the new TEN Networks Blog (and welcome, TEN members!)
    The TEN Networks, Inc. launched its blog last week, and the editors graciously designated The California Blog of Appeal as one of its Member Blogs of the Month, along with with Elderupdates.com, the blog of Encino elder law attorney Brian…
Rank this Week: 599

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 28

    Make Sure Workers Know How to Protect Themselves in a Workplace Emergency

    Make Sure Workers Know How to Protect Themselves in a Workplace Emergency
    A recent CareerBuilder survey looks at how safe workers feel in their workplaces and how well they feel their companies work to ensure their security. The survey found that: The vast majority of workers (94 percent) feel their office is a…
  • Jul 24

    Workplace Investigations: The Need for Outside Expertise

    Workplace Investigations: The Need for Outside Expertise
    Workplace investigations may be conducted by your internal HR department, in-house counsel or other internal staff. Sometimes, however, you may need to turn to an external investigator; for instance, if the allegations involve your HR…
  • Jul 22

    Vacation Reminder

    Vacation Reminder
    With summer in full swing, many of your employees may be looking to take vacation. While there is no legal requirement to provide paid vacation to California employees, many employers choose to do so. If you do have a vacation policy in…
Rank this Week: 4166

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit…

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit Center

Focuses on personal injury accidents.

http://accidentlawfirmblog.lawyer/
  • Jul 28

    Compensation After a Blown Tire Rollover Crash

    Compensation After a Blown Tire Rollover Crash
    With California's many roads and highways, the risk of such accidents is too high to ignore. If you or a loved one was involved in such an accident and are in need of means to find and pay for medical care, battle insurance companies not…
  • Jul 28

    Drones and Fighting Fires – A Bad Combination?

    Drones and Fighting Fires – A Bad Combination?
    Various suggestions are coming from people on how to tackle the drones if such situations arise and many people think that they should be shot down. It must be understood here that drones are not as small as many people might imagine. The…
  • Jul 21

    California Elevated Section of 10 Freeway Collapses in Heavy Rain

    California Elevated Section of 10 Freeway Collapses in Heavy Rain
    It will probably be discovered that Cal Trans knew about these dangers based upon prior similar incidents in the area, and that CalTrans failed to prioritize the job. A lawyer needs to be very aggressive when dealing with government attorneys…
Rank this Week: 1763

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Jul 28

    The inquisitive Ninth Circuit asks for Supreme Court help again, this time regarding habeas procedure

    The inquisitive Ninth Circuit asks for Supreme Court help again, this time regarding habeas procedure
    For the second time this month and the fifth time since February, the Ninth Circuit is today asking the California Supreme Court to answer a question of state law.  We’ve speculated that the federal appeals court might be getting…
  • Jul 27

    Where there’s a will . . . there might be a need for extrinsic evidence, Supreme Court say

    Where there’s a will . . . there might be a need for extrinsic evidence, Supreme Court say
    A unanimous Supreme Court today overturns longstanding precedent that had precluded the admissibility of extrinsic evidence to reform an unambiguous will.  In an opinion written by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the court holds that…
  • Jul 25

    Sometimes you need more friend

    Sometimes you need more friend
    Sixteen months ago, the Supreme Court agreed to answer for the Ninth Circuit several questions regarding California Wage Orders that require the provision of suitable seating to employees.  The case — Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 4708

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect, quality of care, falls and abuse. By the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi.

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Long-Term Care Facilities Need to Protect their Residents from Fall

    Long-Term Care Facilities Need to Protect their Residents from Fall
    The reporting rate of falls experienced by adults age 65 and older has increased from 28% in the late 1990s to 36% in 2010. This rise may partially be due to greater awareness of fall risks, but, according to study authors, it is not just a…
  • Jul 27

    More Nursing Homes are Performing Basic Procedures Normally Done in the Hospital

    More Nursing Homes are Performing Basic Procedures Normally Done in the Hospital
    According to a recent news article from The New York Times, nursing homes are beginning to take the hospital’s place when it comes to basic health care, preventing unnecessary hospitalizations for older adult residents. Not only does…
  • Jul 23

    Pet Therapy as an Approach to Improve Nursing Home Residents’ Quality of Life

    Pet Therapy as an Approach to Improve Nursing Home Residents’ Quality of Life
    A nursing home in St. Paul, Minnesota is giving its residents something to smile about every day—an employee’s teacup poodle. Nala, who has become the nursing home’s perky mascot, lovingly interacts with the residents on a…
Rank this Week: 2717

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
  • Jul 28

    Engineers behaving badly: Oakland’s pedestrian signal fail

    Engineers behaving badly: Oakland’s pedestrian signal fail
    Oakland has a lot of strange, poorly-designed pedestrian signals, but we think we’ve found the worst example in the City at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Euclid Avenue. By over-engineering a simple sidewalk, Oakland has created a…
  • Jul 23

    Survey: most Temescal shoppers don’t drive

    Survey: most Temescal shoppers don’t drive
    The City of Oakland, in partnership with UC Berkeley, recently conducted a survey of shoppers in Temescal along a controversial segment of Telegraph Avenue to better understand the travel behavior of shoppers. The segment under study between…
  • Jul 20

    What is a protected intersection?

    What is a protected intersection?
    As protected bike lanes become more common across the U.S., the way in which we design intersections is also evolving. American cities are on the cusp of implementing the nation’s first protected intersections, a potentially…
Rank this Week: 3209

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/
  • Jul 28

    Still vacancies in the 2d District

    Still vacancies in the 2d District
    Despite last week's infusion of four new justices to the 2d District, there are still vacancies in Divisions 7, 6 and 3 (when Justice Kitching retires).The MetNews reports today that: Judge Ann Jones Is Under Consideration for one of those…
  • Jul 27

    Appellate tidbit

    Appellate tidbit
    The Recorder gives Justice Lui a thumbs-up:  Elwood Lui Why retire when you can return to the job you most loved? After nearly three decades in private practice, 74-year-old Lui will once again hold a seat on the Second District…
  • Jul 23

    New Justices Confirmed

    New Justices Confirmed
    Commission Confirms Appointments to Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, announced that the commission today confirmed the following…
Rank this Week: 4992

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3814

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: 1255

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    California Supreme Court Reviews Community Property Statute in Divorce Case

    California Supreme Court Reviews Community Property Statute in Divorce Case
    California law clearly provides that community property is to be divided between the spouses in divorce. Community property is further identified as assets and debts acquired during the length of the marriage, with some exceptions. But…
  • Jul 21

    California Court Upholds Prenuptial Agreement in Divorce Proceeding

    California Court Upholds Prenuptial Agreement in Divorce Proceeding
    The division of community property in divorce can be a tedious and contentious process. The parties must identify, characterize, and place a value on all assets that may be subject to division. To avoid this task, couples often choose to…
  • Jul 14

    Judge Sends Siblings to Juvenile Detention Center for Refusing to Have Lunch With Father

    Judge Sends Siblings to Juvenile Detention Center for Refusing to Have Lunch With Father
    A court-issued child custody order typically includes a determination of legal and physical custody, as well as the amount and type of visitation. Under California law, courts will endeavor to craft an arrangement that serves the best…
Rank this Week: 3345

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Would You Flee to Mexico to Avoid Your Ex-Inlaws? This Mother Did

    Would You Flee to Mexico to Avoid Your Ex-Inlaws? This Mother Did
    How carefully have you reviewed the family law court order in your divorce? When Jennifer Lopez met and decided to marry George DeJongh, she had three children. But this isn't a story about Jennifer and George. No, this post is about the…
  • Jul 21

    The Next Frontier: The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    The Next Frontier: The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    It wasn't long after the U.S Supreme Court voted in favor of same-sex marriage throughout the country that a similar battle brewed in Texas: the right to divorce. Angelique Naylor and Sabina Daly, both from Texas, married in 2004 in the…
  • Jul 14

    Romantic Proposal Turns into Harassment Charges Between Former Lover

    Romantic Proposal Turns into Harassment Charges Between Former Lover
    It's amazing how quickly a romantic marriage proposal aboard a loved one's yacht can sink into a morass of reprisals these days. What caused the dramatic turn of events in this seemingly storybook tale of two star-crossed lovers? I can…
Rank this Week: 3100

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Pair of Fatal Jet Ski Accidents Serve as a Reminder of the Danger on the Water

    Pair of Fatal Jet Ski Accidents Serve as a Reminder of the Danger on the Water
    Enjoying time on the water is one of the great joys of life in California.  With the ocean, numerous rivers, and thousands of lakes, water is (and we note the irony of this statement amid a long drought) everywhere.  Jet skiing is…
  • Jul 27

    Medi-Cal Fraud Targeting Drug Rehab Clinic

    Medi-Cal Fraud Targeting Drug Rehab Clinic
    As a health care fraud law firm, we work with private whistleblowers nationwide to protect taxpayer money and ensure the health of millions of Americans.  Often, scammers who defraud the federal system also target state health care…
  • Jul 24

    Garbage Truck Collisions and Other Refuse Collection Accident

    Garbage Truck Collisions and Other Refuse Collection Accident
    They blend into the everyday hubbub on streets throughout America, fitting in seamlessly because they visit most of our homes on a weekly basis.  This normalcy makes it easy to forget that they are actually powerful, heavy-duty…
Rank this Week: 2869

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Jul 28

    Another On-line Will Form Problem

    Another On-line Will Form Problem
    Ouch. Of course attorneys can make mistakes too but in this case it was the use of an online document service (unnamed to protect the guilty) that messed up. Decedent, we will call Betty, signed a will a few months before dying. Betty asked…
  • Jun 11

    Digital Assets after death

    Digital Assets after death
    The world of “digital assets” is growing by leaps and bounds each day. The issues they present are growing just as fast. That is, what happens to the money left in your Itunes account after death? Or what about your photos on…
  • May 14

    The Pragmatic lawyer

    The Pragmatic lawyer
    I have always considered myself to be reasonable or a good sense of rough justice. A quick opinion of how things should end up. People have called me pragmatic many times during my 20 years as a lawyer. I will admit I didn’t know…
Rank this Week: 2911

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/
  • Jul 28

    Opioids - the Webinar

    Opioids - the Webinar
    We were part of creating the problem, now its time to be part of correcting the problem.I'm talking about opioid addiction.In his seminal white paper, published by WorkCompCentral, Peter Rousmaniere presents an overview of how workers'…
  • Jul 27

    Auto Pilots and Hearing Aid

    Auto Pilots and Hearing Aid
    It was too smooth, I thought, as I flew down to Oceanside Saturday to check on Mom.There I was, flying Forty One Mike along the Orange County coastline, abeam Hermosa Beach, in prefect trim and configuration: 5,500 feet, 23 inches of manifold…
  • Jul 24

    Kid

    Kid
    The "happiest place on earth" might seem like an odd place for a conference on workers' compensation, but the attendees I talked to at the California Coalition on Workers' Compensation's 13th annual conference did indeed seem…
Rank this Week: 3731

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jul 28

    Church/State Differences and Interaction

    Church/State Differences and Interaction
    The last few days I have found myself in a number of very interesting church/state conversations.  While I have not had a conversation with a liberal I have spoken with many shades of conservatives and found a huge variety of viewpoints…
  • Jul 27

    The Server, The Server, The Server: How Hillary Damaged National Security

    The Server, The Server, The Server: How Hillary Damaged National Security
    My column this morning at The Washington Examiner and Noah Rothman’s at Commentary both target the same incredible though so-far-largely-ignored story in the background of the noise around Hillary’s server. The former Secretary of…
  • Jul 27

    “Obama’s Iran Deal? Blame it on Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush” by Clark Judge

    “Obama’s Iran Deal? Blame it on Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush” by Clark Judge
    The weekly column from Clark Judge: Obama’s Iran Deal? Blame it on Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute Every day the Iran deal…
Rank this Week: 1447

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/
  • Jul 28

    CalPERS Claims Success; Proxy Monitor Says CalPERS Success Leads To Lower Stock Price

    CalPERS Claims Success; Proxy Monitor Says CalPERS Success Leads To Lower Stock Price
    “Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair” In this press release issued last week, CalPERS congratulated itself on the “success” of its proxy voting initiatives: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System…
  • Jul 27

    Court Declines To Declare “S” Corporation Shareholders’ Agreement Unenforceable

    Court Declines To Declare “S” Corporation Shareholders’ Agreement Unenforceable
    In general, shareholders of a corporation that has elected to be taxed under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code are taxed on corporate profits regardless of whether the corporation makes any distribution of those profits to its…
  • Jul 24

    When It Comes To Director Compensation, California Is Not Delaware

    When It Comes To Director Compensation, California Is Not Delaware
    Yesterday, I wrote about my disagreements with the approach to director compensation adopted by the Delaware Court of Chancery in Calma v. Templeton, 114 A.3d 563 (Del. Ch. 2015) and Seinfeld v. Slager, 2012 Del. Ch. LEXIS 139…
Rank this Week: 4496

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

Provides insight and commentary on aviation accidents and the law. By Danko Meredith.

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Jul 27

    NTSB Recommends Crashworthy Fuel Tanks for All New Helicopter

    NTSB Recommends Crashworthy Fuel Tanks for All New Helicopter
    Robinson Helicopters began installing crash-resistant fuel tanks in 2010.  Robinson Helicopters with fuel tanks installed before then tend to catch fire during accidents that, but for the fire, would have been survivable. The Australian…
  • Jul 8

    Ella Lake Crash: NTSB Report Points to Weather, Possible Controlled Flight Into Terrain

    Ella Lake Crash: NTSB Report Points to Weather, Possible Controlled Flight Into Terrain
    NTSB preliminary reports do not draw conclusions as the cause of a crash.  But the NTSB’s preliminary report of the Turbine Otter crash that killed 9 near Ketchikan on June 25 suggests a weather-related “CFIT” crash,…
  • Jun 27

    Ella Lake, Alaska Crash Looks Like Another CFIT Accident

    Ella Lake, Alaska Crash Looks Like Another CFIT Accident
    We don't know much yet about the plane crash in Alaska that killed the pilot and 8 tourists from the MS Westerdam.  But the crash looks eerily similar to the Alaskan crash that killed Senator Ted Stevens and three others in 2010. Like…
Rank this Week: 4200

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/
Rank this Week: 1730

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Elk Grove’s Speed Control Program

    Elk Grove’s Speed Control Program
    Nothing can be as unnerving as careless drivers speeding through my neighborhood in total disregard of the posted 25 MPH speed limit. What makes this even more scary is the fact that our kids are often traveling by bicycle to the park and…
  • Jul 27

    Before the Impact comes to Elk Grove

    Before the Impact comes to Elk Grove
    During a 90-minute presentation, middle and high school students in Elk Grove get a close-up look at what happens before and after a collision. This presentation includes dramatic photos, victim’s clothing, and even the actual vehicle…
  • Jul 26

    Eye Trauma

    Eye Trauma
    I'm Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury lawyer who has handled many eye trauma cases.
Rank this Week: 3613

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 609

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    California's Salk Institute Looking for New CEO

    California's Salk Institute Looking for New CEO
    San Diego is a hotbed of biomedical research, so when one of the leaders of its top institutions leaves, it is significant news.William Brody, Salk photoWilliam Brody, head of the Salk Institute and a former director of the California stem…
  • Jul 23

    OAKLAND, Ca. -- Today's meeting of the…

    OAKLAND, Ca. -- Today's meeting of the governing board of the California stem cell agency has concluded. We will have more on its proceedings during the next few days. Here is a link to the agency's press release on the meeting. It identifies…
  • Jul 23

    Parkinson's Patients Dismayed by Slow Work at California Stem Cell Agency

    Parkinson's Patients Dismayed by Slow Work at California Stem Cell Agency
    OAKLAND, Ca. -- Directors of the California stem cell agency today unanimously approved $40 million for a program to advance or "translate" basic research during a session that was marked by emotional pleas from Parkinson's Disease patients…
Rank this Week: 1403

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 27

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank
    On July 24, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a notice seeking authorization from the Office of Management and Budget to evaluate habitat conservation banks established under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) through…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a number of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a numbers of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
Rank this Week: 4915

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2956

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 27

    Where Things Stand Now With Suitable Seating Claim

    Where Things Stand Now With Suitable Seating Claim
    Most of the California Wage Orders say that: “All working employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.” The problem with that requirement is that no one…
  • Jul 21

    Happy 25th Birthday Americans With Disabilities Act. Now Go Find a Job.

    Happy 25th Birthday Americans With Disabilities Act. Now Go Find a Job.
    July 26, 2015 will mark 25 years since George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act. Has the ADA behaved like many 25 year olds by moving to Brooklyn and refusing to compromise its creativity and individuality to find…
  • Jul 16

    “That’s How We’ve Always Done It” Is Not a Defense to Wage Claim

    “That’s How We’ve Always Done It” Is Not a Defense to Wage Claim
    If you follow employment law (and who the heck doesn’t?), you’ve seen lawsuits alleging wage and hour violations by interns, cheerleaders, minor league baseball players, and a host of others. In each of these, I’m…
Rank this Week: 2027

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jul 27

    Initiating conflict resolution

    Initiating conflict resolution
    In a prior post, I suggested that in the absence of a thorough re-vamping of the rules of civil procedure, parties and practitioners should try to invent new ways to resolve disputes outside the court system, How exactly would that work?Let's…
  • Jul 14

    Iran

    Iran
    The ink is barely dry on the breakthrough agreement reached this week with Iran, requiring that country to eliminate most of its nuclear weapons capacity in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions, and many critics are already out in…
  • Jul 9

    Time

    Time
    Here is Secretary of State John Kerry reporting on the progress of negotiations with Iran. His statement should sound familiar to a lot of mediators: on continuing negotiations so long as progress is being made, on the importance of…
Rank this Week: 3954

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    The Supreme Court Interrets "Living Separate and Apart" in Marriage of Davi

    The Supreme Court Interrets "Living Separate and Apart" in Marriage of Davi
    In Marriage of Davis, the Supreme Court of California was asked to decide the following question: can spouses truly be "living separate and apart" within the meaning of Family Code section 771(a) if they share the same residence? The Court,…
  • Jul 8

    Same-Sex Divorce

    Same-Sex Divorce
    In recent years, same-sex marriage has undergone a radical transformation in California and in the rest of the nation. The Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford is well aware of these important changes in the law. On June 16, 2008, the Supreme…
  • Jul 6

    There is Life After Divorce

    There is Life After Divorce
    There may have been a general consensus that the stress of a relationship ending and divorce are damaging to your health, but those effects do not have a long term impact. Researchers from the University College London institute of education,…
Rank this Week: 2983

Southern California Injury Lawyer…

Southern California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. By Sharifi Firm, PLC.

http://www.southerncaliforniainjurylawyer.net/
Rank this Week: 1819

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Big Brother at its "best"

    Big Brother at its "best"
    Why do people blog about stuff they blog about?  While I generally talk about things legal, today I have a bug in my shorts and feel the need to rant.So, I was reading an article about a winery who was fined $115,000 for allowing…
  • Jul 20

    A better mousetrap

    A better mousetrap
    One of the things I like about working at a law library is the fact that every day is different.  Yes, I do some of the same things but we get new and interesting questions every day.  Some questions I file away as experience and…
  • Jul 14

    Cardnal Sin

    Cardnal Sin
    I know I shouldn't do it but I really feel really sorry for some people. I mean, I sit at the reference desk and to listen to all the problems of the world and I really want to help with a a few "suggestions"  because some people are…
Rank this Week: 3579

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Pacific Property Assets CEO Faces Trial for Alleged $115 Million Fraud Scheme

    Pacific Property Assets CEO Faces Trial for Alleged $115 Million Fraud Scheme
    Investors are always looking for ways to make a good return but with limited risk of loss. Pacific Property Assets (PPA), an Irvine-based real estate investment firm, claimed to be offering many such opportunities. They may have been part of…
  • Jul 22

    Broad Attorney’s Fees Language in Form Lease Results in Appeals Ruling for Tenant

    Broad Attorney’s Fees Language in Form Lease Results in Appeals Ruling for Tenant
    A contract clause allowing the winning party litigating a lease issue to be awarded attorney’s fees is not uncommon. If there is a lawsuit concerning a lease it will probably be the landlord suing to collect rent, which, if properly…
  • Jul 15

    Proposed $500 Million Mixed Use Development Hinges on Parking Space

    Proposed $500 Million Mixed Use Development Hinges on Parking Space
    Cars are the life blood of Southern California. If no space can be found to park them, a proposed half billion dollar real estate development in Anaheim may never get beyond the planning stage. A massive development proposal that promises a…
Rank this Week: 1594

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

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

    How Much Should You Spend

    How Much Should You Spend
    The expenses your paycheck has to cover go on and on. Each dollar is stretched;  each expense clamors for attention. Too often, the expenses go on long after the available money is gone. What seem like immediate needs squeeze out…
  • Jul 22

    No Discharge Chapter 13 Effective To Strip Lien

    No Discharge Chapter 13 Effective To Strip Lien
    The wait is over; the decision is in. Homeowners in the 9th Circuit can strip off underwater mortgages in Chapter 13 cases even when they aren’t entitled to a bankruptcy discharge, the 9th Circuit BAP has held. Thus, courts have taken…
  • Jul 18

    Can You See The Signs Of A Collection Scam

    Can You See The Signs Of A Collection Scam
      It’s pretty scary when a payday loan turns into an investigation by the Federal Crimes Bureau. Not only was the recipient of the letter  below being  investigated for crimes,  his Social Security number…
Rank this Week: 1693

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jul 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
  • Jul 24

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You
    Sometimes you should view a new potential client with skepticism. If the matter has been handled by another attorney and is now being referred or brought to you, there may be a reason you won’t like. Before accepting a matter previously…
  • Jul 22

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board
    From time to time, attorneys are asked to serve as corporate directors or officers. Watch out—there may be some serious perils involved for the attorney and his or her law firm. Here are examples of the downsides to an attorney joining…
Rank this Week: 2947

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
  • Jul 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
  • Jul 24

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You
    Sometimes you should view a new potential client with skepticism. If the matter has been handled by another attorney and is now being referred or brought to you, there may be a reason you won’t like. Before accepting a matter previously…
  • Jul 22

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board
    From time to time, attorneys are asked to serve as corporate directors or officers. Watch out—there may be some serious perils involved for the attorney and his or her law firm. Here are examples of the downsides to an attorney joining…
Rank this Week: 2351

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Doctors’ Notes for Pregnant Employees Must be Carefully Written

    Doctors’ Notes for Pregnant Employees Must be Carefully Written
    Employment discrimination because of pregnancy is illegal under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act and other state and federal laws. If a woman is unable to perform her job because of a medical condition related to pregnancy or…
  • Jul 23

    Is it considered sexual harassment if work meetings are held at a strip club?

    Is it considered sexual harassment if work meetings are held at a strip club?
    It may be surprising, but even in 2015, with state and federal laws in place outlawing sexual discrimination in the work place, it is not uncommon for uncomfortable sexual situations to take place at work, many of which could be considered…
  • Jul 20

    Vallejo Girl Blames Nissan Floor Mats for Mother’s Death

    Vallejo Girl Blames Nissan Floor Mats for Mother’s Death
    A four year old girl filed a lawsuit against Nissan, blaming the design of its floor mats for her mother’s death. The suspect, a 65 year old man driving a 2012 Nissan Versa, ran into five people on Sonoma Boulevard in Vallejo earlier…
Rank this Week: 2380

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Jul 27

    The Real Threat to Retirement in America

    The Real Threat to Retirement in America
    It seems pretty harmless at first.  The first several years, even decades go by as you begin to build a retirement savings.  You feel proud that you are on your way to retirement.  What an accomplishment that would be; to have…
  • Jul 13

    Private Student Loan Taken For Son’s Drug Treatment Discharged in Bankruptcy

    Private Student Loan Taken For Son’s Drug Treatment Discharged in Bankruptcy
    In a recent decision by Hon. Richard M. Neiter, United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Los Angeles Division of the Central District of California presiding, it was determined that loans taken for the treatment of a minor child for a drug…
  • Jul 1

    Student Loan Forgiveness Taxes Better than Debt

    Student Loan Forgiveness Taxes Better than Debt
    I’ve read a couple articles recently that warn about taxes when student loans are forgiven under the Income Driven Repayment program for federal student loans.  The articles are, Beware Taxes When Your Student Loan Debt is Forgiven…
Rank this Week: 3626

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: 3133

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jul 27

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?
    They may be, according to a thought-provoking article by Harvard Law School Professor Einer Elhauge entitled “Horizontal Shareholding as an Antitrust Violation” (July 21, 2015), available here. In a nutshell, Professor…
  • Jul 21

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel
    The Planet Money podcast this week has a story about the Greek economy.  According to the podcast, there is a Greek milk producer “cartel.”  Of course cartels are unlawful in Europe, just as they are in the U.S.  So…
  • Jul 19

    Price Erosion and Restricting Online Distribution Right

    Price Erosion and Restricting Online Distribution Right
    A reader who works with clients who sell online asked me to address online distribution restrictions.  This is more-or-less the reverse of the question I addressed in “Can My Supplier Refuse to Sell Products to Me?”  As…
Rank this Week: 2695

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    The American Dream, 4th of July and Immigration Law

    The American Dream, 4th of July and Immigration Law
    The Fourth of July (or Independence Day), may have come and gone, but many people are still celebrating the opportunities they have found in the United States. They are celebrating the result of all the hard work they put in, and the long…
  • Jul 17

    I751 Removal of Conditions When the Marriage Has Ended

    I751 Removal of Conditions When the Marriage Has Ended
    Form I-751 The removal of conditions process is an additional safe-guard that USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) uses to make sure that a marriage is bona fide before approval for a permanent green card. If you obtained your…
  • Jul 2

    Success Story: Approval of I-601A for Client Brought to U.S. as a Child

    Success Story: Approval of I-601A for Client Brought to U.S. as a Child
    Case presented to USCIS on: January 27, 2015 RFE Issued: April 10, 2015 Responded to RFE on: May 8, 2015 Approved: June 3, 2015 Client was brought into the U.S. by his parents at the age of 2. He didn’t even realize or understand he…
Rank this Week: 3047

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jul 27

    New UCL opinion: Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co.

    New UCL opinion: Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co.
    The Court of Appeal (Sixth Appellate District) handed down an important new UCL opinion last week. In Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jul. 22, 2015), the Court of Appeal reinstated a UCL "fraudulent" prong…
  • Jul 24

    New class certification opinion: Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza)

    New class certification opinion: Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza)
    In Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jul. 22, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Four) refused to disturb an order granting class certification of a UCL claim predicated on violations…
  • Jul 20

    New UCL preemption opinion: Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp.

    New UCL preemption opinion: Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp.
    In Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jun. 9, 2015; pub. ord. Jul. 1, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) held that the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act preempted claims under the UCL…
Rank this Week: 2513

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?
    When you look into the statistics, you find that many American senior citizens will need long-term care at some point in time. If you have always been healthy, you should not be overconfident, because healthy people typically live…
  • Jul 23

    What Is an Incentive Trust?

    What Is an Incentive Trust?
    You have the power to plan your estate in a customized manner. Estate planning is not necessarily an exercise in slicing up a pie into different size pieces as you facilitate lump sum asset distributions after your passing. In many cases, a…
  • Jul 21

    Five Estate Planning Issues Everyone Should Consider

    Five Estate Planning Issues Everyone Should Consider
    There are some estate planning objectives that are rather self-evident. Clearly, you want to make sure that your assets get into the hands of your loved ones after you pass away, but there are many different ways to go about it. You should…
Rank this Week: 2421

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/
  • Jul 26

    International Grantmaking: Expenditure Responsibility

    International Grantmaking: Expenditure Responsibility
    Private foundations in the United States are often interested in funding promising organizations and projects that are based outside of the country. When doing so, these foundations are required to follow certain rules and procedures…
  • Jul 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/24/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/24/15
    Today, I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio with host Tony Martignetti participating in the celebration of its 250th show and 5th anniversary! I hope you’ll join us live at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET or listen in later on…
  • Jul 20

    Social Media and Nonprofits: What You Need to Know

    Social Media and Nonprofits: What You Need to Know
      I’ll be presenting Social Media and Nonprofits: What You Need to Know with Carrie Garber Siegrist of Venable LLP on July 21 at 12:00 – 1:30 pm PT for the American Law Institute. Why You Should Attend Social media ……
Rank this Week: 1199

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 26

    Things that are not what they seem are what they seem.

    Things that are not what they seem are what they seem.
    Some of my clients understand what is going on in their cases. Others think of what is happening as a black box. They hire me to solve some problem. We fill out papers, pay fees, they pay me, we go to meetings or hearings, I may go to…
  • Jul 12

    A modest comparison – the Old South and the New Iraq

    A modest comparison – the Old South and the New Iraq
    The recent massacre in Charleston and the threatening emergence of ISIS are both dominating the news these days. The relationship between these two events leads to a meaningful lesson. Starting with Charleston, the June 17th murders at the…
  • May 31

    Advocates for unfettered executive discretionary authority, be careful what you ask for.

    Advocates for unfettered executive discretionary authority, be careful what you ask for.
    This week the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals put the brakes, rather a wheel lock, on President Obama’s prosecutorial discretion initiatives, DAPA and an expanded DACA, deciding not to lift the stay of implementation of these programs in a…
Rank this Week: 5058

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Jul 25

    The Extra Sour Taste of a Lemon Truck

    The Extra Sour Taste of a Lemon Truck
    Pick up trucks are sold to men and women. But, let's face it, they are marketed mostly to men. One theme that runs through truck advertising is the image of power, strength, and control. Yet, a truck can end up being a lemon just like a car.…
  • Jul 16

    Honda Finance Settles Discrimination Investigation

    Honda Finance Settles Discrimination Investigation
    American Honda Finance Corporation will pay $24 million in compensation and change the way it does business to settle a discrimination case brought by the Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The two federal…
  • Jul 10

    FTC Acción Demanda que Termine una Estafa de Deuda Fantasma

    FTC Acción Demanda que Termine una Estafa de Deuda Fantasma
    La Comisión Federal de Comercio ("FTC") es el organismo superior del gobierno nacional que hace cumplir las leyes de equidad de cobro de deudas. Es un trabajo duro. Esta semana, la FTC anunció un acuerdo importante. Tuvieron…
Rank this Week: 538