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Northern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news, issues and cases. By Lieber Williams & Labin LLP.

http://www.bayareacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    The Consequences of a First DUI Conviction in the Bay Area

    The Consequences of a First DUI Conviction in the Bay Area
    A Bay Area DUI arrest can be a very upsetting ordeal. If this is the first time you have been arrested, chances are you are feeling scared about what is going to happen to you. Remember, the first thing you should do is hire an experienced…
  • Dec 31

    Facebook and Criminal Justice

    Facebook and Criminal Justice
    A wise man once said "if the World ends in our lifetime, Facebook will have had something to do with it." And while the social networking site has connected people like never before, reduced degrees of separation, and developed its own rules…
  • Dec 7

    The media is equipped to try no one, not even Jerry Sandusky

    The media is equipped to try no one, not even Jerry Sandusky
    Jerry Sandusky, now gaining ground on Michael Jackson for "most famous accused child molester of all time" has lately been dominating much of the news, and, perhaps most distressingly, Sportscenter. The reports are alarming and…
Rank this Week: 510

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 652

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/
  • Jun 29

    ¿Demandado Por un Cobrador de Deudas? Levántese y Defendiese

    ¿Demandado Por un Cobrador de Deudas? Levántese y Defendiese
    Demandas de cobro de deudas falsas se han convertido en un gran negocio para los prestamistas sin escrúpulos y para los cobradores de deudas. Con demasiada frecuencia, los prestatarios no luchan contra las prácticas abusivas de…
  • May 17

    Sued By A Debt Collector? Stand Up and Fight Back

    Sued By A Debt Collector? Stand Up and Fight Back
    Bogus debt collection lawsuits have become big business for unscrupulous lenders and down-stream debt collectors. All too often, borrowers do not fight back against abusive debt collection practices. But when they do, it can be bad news for…
  • May 14

    Exploding Airbags, Exploding Recall

    Exploding Airbags, Exploding Recall
    The story of exploding Takata airbags just gets worse and worse. We previously wrote about this problem here and here. Now it looks like the recall itself can't be contained. Early efforts to limit its effect to certain makes and models,…
Rank this Week: 822

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: 1147

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    California Labor Commission Rules that Uber Drivers are Employee

    California Labor Commission Rules that Uber Drivers are Employee
    California’s Labor Commission recently ruled that Barbara Ann Berwick, a San Francisco Uber driver, was an employee, not an independent contractor. Uber is a ride-sharing company that uses apps on smart phones to connect drivers for the…
  • Jun 25

    In Bicycle Crashes, Thorough Police Investigations are Critical

    In Bicycle Crashes, Thorough Police Investigations are Critical
    Liberty Law was featured in an article about the importance of thorough police investigations into bicycle crashes.  The article appears here.  
  • Jun 25

    Roller Coaster at Great America Injures Two

    Roller Coaster at Great America Injures Two
    Two people were injured in a roller coaster accident at Great America amusement park in Santa Clara. The accident occurred when an employee was hit by a roller coaster that was returning to the station. The employee was allegedly struck on…
Rank this Week: 1225

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1154

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

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

    The old bait and switch

    The old bait and switch
    Don't know if you know this but while working in a law library is not as physically taxing as, say, ditch digging in August or running a marathon or chasing after a two year old, I do come home exhausted most days.  Oh, we have our…
  • Jun 22

    Another hand in your pocket

    Another hand in your pocket
    I was reading an article the other day about marriage and couples and what they fight about and, not surprisingly, the number one thing that couples argue about is money.I mention this because the other day I had a couple come into the…
  • Jun 15

    Keep your nose out of it

    Keep your nose out of it
    When I was a kid during the summer, I would hop on my bike and ride all around are city.  I'd rid up into the parks, on sidewalks, in placed I had never been before.  No one paid any attention to me and when I got home late…
Rank this Week: 1045

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/
  • Jun 29

    They Want to Move Where?!

    They Want to Move Where?!
    People from around the world settle in California and specifically San Diego for many reasons, for example, our beautiful weather, or to work in the booming biotech industry. When they arrive, they marry, have children and become an integral…
  • Jun 25

    Why Mediation?

    Why Mediation?
    County music singer Trace Adkins has just ended his divorce from his wife of 17 years, Rhonda. While the split has been in the news, the terms of the divorce have remained quiet. The reason why the parties were able to reach a resolution of…
  • Jun 8

    What do I do with my Thrift Savings Plan during my divorce?

    What do I do with my Thrift Savings Plan during my divorce?
    If you are a member of the uniformed services or work for the Federal Government you are eligible to sign up for a Thrift Savings Plan ("TSP"). A TSP is a retirement savings plan similar to a 401(k), and it often supplements other retirement…
Rank this Week: 735

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
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
  • Jun 24

    Trial Logistics: 4 Things to Set Up Before Heading to Court

    Trial Logistics: 4 Things to Set Up Before Heading to Court
    Any trial strategy should incorporate the mundane. Not only must you get to court on time, but everything you need to try the case also has to be there, at your fingertips. Here are four things you should consider and arrange for before you…
Rank this Week: 1343

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jun 29

    Back in Studio: Evan Thomas on “Being Nixon,” Senator Ted Cruz and Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith

    Back in Studio: Evan Thomas on “Being Nixon,” Senator Ted Cruz and Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith
    After two-plus weeks out of a suitcase out on road flogging The Queen: The Epic Ambition of Hillary and the Coming of a Second Clinton Era,” I am back in my home studio and looking forward to a visit from Evan Thomas to discuss his new…
  • Jun 29

    Notes from a gathering of conservatives and candidate

    Notes from a gathering of conservatives and candidate
    This weekend, I attended the Centennial Institute of Colorado Christian University’s annual Western Conservative Summit in Denver. The red-eye flight on Saturday night to D.C. gave me plenty of time to sort my impressions before…
  • Jun 28

    Where Stand The Church?

    Where Stand The Church?
    Thanks to Scott Johnson for leading me to Notre Dame Law Professor Gerard V. Bradley’s entry in NR’s post-Obergefell symposium.  Excerpting Bradley: …Obergefell’s evident determination to, somehow, use the law to…
Rank this Week: 1108

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jun 29

    Homeowner Beats Loan Servicer On Foreclosure Appeal

    Homeowner Beats Loan Servicer On Foreclosure Appeal
    California appeals court  slaps down servicer’s attempt to require payment the entire mortgage loan a condition of homeowner protection. Nice try, Ocwen. But no, says an intermediate California appeals court. Such an…
  • Jun 26

    Unicorns, Wookies, And Medical Bankruptcie

    Unicorns, Wookies, And Medical Bankruptcie
    What do Unicorns, Wookies, and Medical Bankruptcies  have in common? Each is a figment of our imagination. None of them exists in the real world. Medical bankruptcy does not exist, despite the suggestion in a recent FoxBusiness article,…
  • Jun 20

    No More Repossession Threat If Exemption Bill Passe

    No More Repossession Threat If Exemption Bill Passe
    What Congress took away ten years ago, the California legislature may give back if SB 308 becomes law. When the Bankruptcy Code was amended in 2005, Congress gifted the car finance industry with a plum:  those who filed bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 1132

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/
  • Jun 29

    Change The Ride

    Change The Ride
    I flew home anxious from the Summer California Applicants' Attorneys Association conference in Las Vegas Saturday; there were some tasty aftermarket parts to install on The Sewing Machine!TSM is a 2011 Honda CBR250R. I bought it from a friend…
  • Jun 26

    Haves Versus Have Not

    Haves Versus Have Not
    Disparity in treatment between people in similarly situated; this is one of the most fundamental constitutional analysis applied when a statute is tested.It's a test of fairness, a qualitative test that may have some quantitative basis, but…
  • Jun 25

    Padgett Out, Now What?

    Padgett Out, Now What?
    The big news that I'm sure will be circulating the workers' compensation world of information this week is that the Third District Court of Appeals in Florida reversed the Padgett decision.Recall back in 2014 (seems so long ago!) that a trial…
Rank this Week: 1272

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/
  • Jun 27

    Workers Compensation Premium Setting in California

    Workers Compensation Premium Setting in California
    Workers Compensation Premiums in California are based on a classification scheme that consideres the dangers of a particular business or occupation as well as the duties and functions of a particular job. The past safety record of the…
  • Jun 25

    Alta Arden Pedestrian Killed

    Alta Arden Pedestrian Killed
    A 79-year-old woman was killed in an auto versus pedestrian collision in Sacramento at the intersection of at Alta Arden Expressway and Professional Drive. The CHP did not fault the drive of the car that struck her, however, the causes…
  • Jun 25

    Are there Exclusions to California Workers Comp coverage?

    Are there Exclusions to California Workers Comp coverage?
    There are many exclusions from workers comp coverage in California.  Listed below are many of the exempt categories. An employer does not need to cover a “casual employee”. A casual employee is not one who is relaxed, but an…
Rank this Week: 1115

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    The Perils of Pro Bono

    The Perils of Pro Bono
    When an attorney is representing a client in court, certain items are sometime best left unspoken. Katzenstein v. Chabad of Poway (2015), ___ Cal.App.4th ___In this case, the decedent had originally named his trust as the beneficiary of two…
  • Jun 18

    Attorney Fee

    Attorney Fee
    Occasionally a party will represent themselves in a probate matter. "Pro per" is the term used to describe a self-represented party. For example, an heir could challenge the validity of a will by arguing that the testator lacked capacity to…
  • Jun 5

    Why Write a Trust and Will?

    Why Write a Trust and Will?
    Clients commonly ask, "why should I write a trust and a will?" Their rationale is that both are testamentary instruments which dispose of their property when they pass away. So if one is written, this eliminates the need to write the other…
Rank this Week: 733

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/
  • Jun 26

    Ohio School District and Family Settle Bullying Lawsuit

    Ohio School District and Family Settle Bullying Lawsuit
    A lawsuit filed by an Ohio family on behalf of their bullied daughter has been settled. The family sued the Green Local School District in 2011, alleging that their daughter had been systematically bullied over the course of years at…
  • Jun 19

    Will Lawsuits Force Uber and Lyft to Reclassify Drivers as Employees?

    Will Lawsuits Force Uber and Lyft to Reclassify Drivers as Employees?
    Thousands of consumers across the country have benefited from the ride services provided by companies like Uber and Lyft. They love the convenience and affordability of using these companies for their transportation needs. The arrangement is…
  • Jun 11

    Parents, Student Sue District Over Prayers at School Event

    Parents, Student Sue District Over Prayers at School Event
    A question regarding whether or not prayer is appropriate in public schools has led to a lawsuit in Indiana. Jim and Nicole Bellar, along with their son who is identified as J.B., filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Hammond. The…
Rank this Week: 979

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/
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality Nation-Wide

    SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality Nation-Wide
    11 years of dedication to marriage equality: The timeline below, culminating in today’s landmark SCOTUS opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, starts in 2004 when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom authorized...
  • Jun 25

    Past President Bequests $25,000 to the Justice & Diversity Center

    Past President Bequests $25,000 to the Justice & Diversity Center
    As the first woman president of The Bar Association of San Francisco, Joanne Garvey was a trailblazer for women attorneys, including being the first woman to serve on the California...
  • Jun 25

    2015 JDC Gala Chairs Announced

    2015 JDC Gala Chairs Announced
    The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco is pleased to announce the chairs for its annual gala: Charles Birenbaum, Greenberg Traurig and Kimberly Taylor,...
Rank this Week: 1168

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Says Everyone Can Marry

    Supreme Court Says Everyone Can Marry
    The issue of same sex marriage is now resolved in the United States. Marriage is marriage. Not traditional marriage, not man-woman marriage, not same sex marriage, not civil unions, etc., etc.   In a 5-4 opinion issued today Associate…
  • Jun 14

    Insurance payments to pay child support arrears?

    Insurance payments to pay child support arrears?
    From: Monterey County Herald California lawmakers are advancing a bill that would intercept more insurance payments and use them to pay beneficiaries’ overdue child support. About a quarter of insurance companies now voluntarily…
  • May 28

    The Awesome Balancing Act That Family Law Judges Must Perform

    The Awesome Balancing Act That Family Law Judges Must Perform
    Here is an interesting California child custody case brought to us courtesy of Bakersfield Now. It is complex on many layers: We see the monumental tasks charged to family law judges making life altering decisions We see how the media pick…
Rank this Week: 873

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
  • Jun 24

    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate

    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate
    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate When I graduated from law school about 20 years ago one of my friends thought they would be funny and bought me a new coffee mug that said: "A good lawyer knows the law, a…
  • Jun 22

    Don't Steel Watches Equipped with GPS Tracking Device

    Don't Steel Watches Equipped with GPS Tracking Device
    Don't Steel Watches Equipped With GPS Tracking Devices Ten men were arrested yesterday after what police describe as a movie-like robbery in the Korea Town area of Los Angeles. The men stormed into a jewelry store armed with guns and sledge…
  • Jun 22

    Don't Evade Police When you are Drunk or Don't Have a License

    Don't Evade Police When you are Drunk or Don't Have a License
    Don't Evade Police Even When you are Drunk or Don't Have a License I hear a lot of similar stories when it comes to clients being arrested for evading law enforcement. Why didn't you stop? I was scared because my license was suspended or I…
Rank this Week: 835

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
Rank this Week: 1275

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Learning About Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Learning About Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    Every year on June 15th, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the Administration on Aging (AoA) provide awareness resources and prevention information for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). According to a press release from the…
  • Jun 16

    Fatal Morphine Dose at Sacramento Nursing Home

    Fatal Morphine Dose at Sacramento Nursing Home
    According to a recent article in the Courthouse News Service, a California senior’s family filed an elder abuse lawsuit against “the nation’s largest nursing home chain” after the patient was accidentally given a fatal…
  • Jun 11

    Paramedics and Elder Abuse Reporting

    Paramedics and Elder Abuse Reporting
    When emergency medical responders receive a call to a nursing home or assisted-living facility, they may be in the best position to identify signs and symptoms of elder abuse. According to a recent article from ABC 7 KRCR News,…
Rank this Week: 1248

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/
  • Jun 22

    This blawg will be on hiatus until mid-July....

    This blawg will be on hiatus until mid-July....
    This blawg will be taking a short break. Should be fine, right? Nothing important could possibly happen in the appellate world in just a few weeks over the summer...
  • Jun 22

    No flim flam

    No flim flam
    Are orders remanding a case from state to federal court appealable?The recent 9th Circuit case of Flam v. Flam (9th Circ. June 8, 2015) provides a clue.H&L's Peder Batalden and John Querio explain all in today's DJ.Here're the opening…
  • Jun 18

    Today's appellate tidbit

    Today's appellate tidbit
    Today's DJ profiles LASC Judge Dick Burdge. Prominent commercial litigator in the LA legal community? Sure. But he earns his spot on this blog because: "His wife is Lee S. Edmon, a former presiding judge of the Los Angeles County Superior…
Rank this Week: 1094

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 874

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 12

    Sepsis in California Nursing Home

    Sepsis in California Nursing Home
    Sepsis, which is also known as blood poisoning, is a potentially life-threatening illness that develops when bacteria gets into the blood stream. In elders, this bacterium often enters into the blood stream through pressure ulcers, (AKA bed…
  • Jun 5

    Psychological Abuse of Elders in California

    Psychological Abuse of Elders in California
    It is believed that psychological abuse - a form of emotional abuse - is the most prevalent type of abuse facing California elders (anyone over the age of 65 in California). Unfortunately, it can be the most challenging type of abuse to…
  • Apr 17

    California's Proposed Budget Calls for Adding Hundreds of New Positions in the Licensing & Certification Division of California Department of Public Health

    California's Proposed Budget Calls for Adding Hundreds of New Positions in the Licensing & Certification Division of California Department of Public Health
    Perhaps in response to the revelation that the California Department of Public Health has been negligent in investigating claims of elder abuse occurring in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the state, Governor Jerry Brown's…
Rank this Week: 1090

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    California DUI Vehicular Manslaughter Law

    California DUI Vehicular Manslaughter Law
    Penal Code Section 191.5 defines Gross Vehicular Manslaughter as: (a) The unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, in the driving of a vehicle, where the driving was in violation of Section 23140, 23152, or 23153 of the…
  • Jun 5

    How Can I Defend My DUI Charge

    How Can I Defend My DUI Charge
    Can I Fight My DUI Case Being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs doesn’t mean that you will be convicted of driving under the influence. An experienced DUI defense lawyer will know the defenses available and…
  • May 27

    Driving Under The Influence of Drugs In Orange County

    Driving Under The Influence of Drugs In Orange County
    Driving Under the Influence of Drugs California has strict laws when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Drugs, as defined by California law, include anything other than alcohol that may affect a person’s…
Rank this Week: 813

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out
    So one of the biggest questions I get from tenants is about security deposits. No one has a probably paying it. But everyone has an issue when it comes time to move out. Landlords want more than they deserve. Tenants...
  • Jun 9

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trust and the Student Loan Lawsuit Machine

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trust and the Student Loan Lawsuit Machine
    Have you been sued by the Lawsuit Machine Behind Student Loan Debts? Bloomberg tells us how bad the problem is: "Student loans have eclipsed credit cards to become the second-largest source of outstanding debt in the U.S., after…
  • Jun 9

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your debt collection matter

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your debt collection matter
    People sometimes call me up and ask a simple question: Why should I hire you to help me with my debt collection case? As simple as it sounds, it is an important question. I have said this a thousand times,...
Rank this Week: 862

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jun 8

    Women victims of domestic violence can come to the U.S. and apply for asylum

    Women victims of domestic violence can come to the U.S. and apply for asylum
    Matter of A-R-C-G- is a great BIA case that shows that women who are victims of domestic violence outside the U.S. have a chance to escape their persecution by coming to the U.S. and applying for asylum based on persecution of a…
  • Jun 8

    Size of Board of Immigration Appeals is getting bigger

    Size of Board of Immigration Appeals is getting bigger
    EOIR issued an interim rule with a request for comments amending the DOJ regulations relating to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) by adding two Board member positions, expanding the BIA to 17 members. This rule is effective today.…
  • Jun 8

    Family Detention facility giving below average care to the detainee

    Family Detention facility giving below average care to the detainee
    Several of the women being held in family detention in Karnes City, Texas, are pregnant. According to the article, the women stated that they learned about their pregnancies after being given a urine test soon after admission, and one of the…
Rank this Week: 1104

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 5

    The White Collar Crime of Embezzlement

    The White Collar Crime of Embezzlement
    What is Embezzlement? Embezzlement is what is considered a “White Collar Crime” which occurs when someone steals property or money from another who has entrusted that person to manage or monitor his or her money or property. One…
  • May 27

    Juvenile Law And The Juvenile Court System

    Juvenile Law And The Juvenile Court System
    When a juvenile is arrested and charged with a crime, the effects can last a lifetime. Just being questioned by a police officer is intimidating; imagine being taken into custody as a child or teenager. When a child, under the age of 18 years…
  • May 14

    New Law Regarding Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance

    New Law Regarding Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance
    Possession Of A Controlled Substance Now A Misdemeanor In California, possession or a controlled substance use to be a “wobbler” meaning that it could be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type of drug and…
Rank this Week: 945

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • Jun 2

    Pre-dispute jury trial waiver is unenforceable in California… sometimes federal court, too

    Pre-dispute jury trial waiver is unenforceable in California… sometimes federal court, too
    Given the frequent use of pre-litigation jury trial waivers in contracts, it may be news to some that such waivers are considered unenforceable under California law since the California supreme court’s decision in…
  • May 28

    Which gTLD .sucks — protecting your business brand

    Which gTLD .sucks — protecting your business brand
    Since ICANN – the organization that allocates domain names — approved an initiative in 2011 to add thousands of new “generic” Top-Level Domains (gTLD), over 635 new gTLDs have been registered.  Many of…
  • May 27

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful
    Did you know that selling stock in exchange for an unsecured promissory note may be unlawful, void or voidable?  In an area like Silicon Valley where stock may be worth a fortune from the second a company is born,…
Rank this Week: 827

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 1

    IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)

    IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)
    On Friday the IRS released new guidance on how examiners should determine the amount of any penalty for the failure to file an FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank Account, FinCEN Form 114). The guidance is effective for all open cases as of May 13,…
  • May 28

    Have You Received a Deficiency Notice or Another Letter Regarding Tax Problems From the IRS?

    Have You Received a Deficiency Notice or Another Letter Regarding Tax Problems From the IRS?
    You filed your taxes like you were supposed to and you should be able to spend the rest of the year free from worries about taxes. But, then one day it appears. The envelope is fairly nondescript except for the name and address of the…
  • May 21

    U.S. Expatriates and International Workers: Beware of Exceptions to the Foreign Income Exclusion

    U.S. Expatriates and International Workers: Beware of Exceptions to the Foreign Income Exclusion
    U.S. citizen, resident aliens and others who are U.S. taxpayers face a unique mode of taxation in the United States. That is, U.S. taxpayers are taxed on their worldwide income regardless of where it was earned. Predictably and…
Rank this Week: 1064

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • May 29

    What to Expect in Divorce Court. What Happens and Why?

    What to Expect in Divorce Court. What Happens and Why?
    Divorce Court can be scary for everyone except for judges and divorce lawyers. We are used to it. What to expect in Divorce Court is the scariest part because the unexpected can lead to fear. Fear of what? Fear of the unknown. Sounds obvious…
  • Apr 25

    How Can I Kick My Wife or Husband out of the House?

    How Can I Kick My Wife or Husband out of the House?
    Question: How can I kick my wife or husband out of the house in California? Answer: California family law requires a showing of assault or threatened assault if the request is made on an emergency basis or the potential for physical or…
  • Mar 15

    What Are Typical Divorce Settlements in California?

    What Are Typical Divorce Settlements in California?
    Typical divorce settlements in California include terms that fit many cases. While every case is unique to its own facts, there are certain divorce settlement terms that overlap. What we write here are the overlapping terms we, as experienced…
Rank this Week: 1299

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 29

    Discretionary Sex Registration upheld by California Supreme Court

    Discretionary Sex Registration upheld by California Supreme Court
    In  Apprendi v. New Jersey (2000) 530 U.S. 466 the Supreme Court established that a criminal defendant generally has the Sixth Amendment right to a jury determination, beyond reasonable doubt, of any fact that increases the penalty for a…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment
    The United States Supreme Court pronounced yet another opinion safeguarding a person’s expectation of privacy, this time with respect to detentions occurring after a motor vehicle stop. The Court ruled that the police may not prolong…
  • Apr 16

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding
    A student has procedural rights enshrined in the state and federal constitutions, Title IX and Department of Education regulations, and the Civil Code, to challenge the evidence supporting allegations of misconduct and to present relevant…
Rank this Week: 1237

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Apr 13

    Government & Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele

    Government & Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele
    Los Angeles -- The Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy Group of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to welcome Daniel Freedman as an associate in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Freedman's experience includes…
  • Mar 20

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.
    By Benjamin M. Reznik The Los Angeles area, which once boasted two professional football teams, has been without an NFL franchise for twenty years. That's not to say there haven't been several stadium proposals during that time, among them…
  • Feb 5

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?
    By Benjamin M. Reznik In terms of land use regulations that have far-reaching effects on development in California, the application - or misapplication - of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is near the top of the list. CEQA,…
Rank this Week: 1073

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question
    QTIP trusts are excellent options for a number of married couples, especially those who have been married two or more times, or those with blended families. However, not many people understand what a QTIP trust is, what the benefits are, or…
  • Apr 10

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)
    In our last post, we outlined four common myths surrounding estate planning in California. Today, we’ll look at four more common misconceptions that we hear in our office from individuals new to estate planning.
  • Apr 9

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)
    One of the reasons that far too many people don’t take care of their basic estate planning needs is that they hold common misconceptions about what estate planning is, how it works, and whether they need to worry about it. Below, we…
Rank this Week: 908

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal laws and news in Sonoma County. By Amy Chapman.

http://www.sonomacountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Sonoma County Tenant Required to Pay $102K in Restitution after Grow Operation Damaged Home

    Sonoma County Tenant Required to Pay $102K in Restitution after Grow Operation Damaged Home
    Earlier this month in Sonoma County, a Graton man was ordered to pay over $102K in restitution damages to the owner of the home he was renting. According to a report by the San Jose Mercury News, the tenant was charged with and convicted of…
  • Mar 11

    "Plain Smell" Doctrine Results in Two Marijuana Busts in Sonoma County

    "Plain Smell" Doctrine Results in Two Marijuana Busts in Sonoma County
    Over the past few weeks, police in Sonoma County have made a number of arrests for transporting large amounts of marijuana. According to a report by Patch.com, two of the arrests resulted from an officer's report that he could smell marijuana…
  • Mar 5

    Santa Rosa Police Seize 135 Pounds of Marijuana and AK-47, One Man Arrested

    Santa Rosa Police Seize 135 Pounds of Marijuana and AK-47, One Man Arrested
    Earlier last month in Santa Rosa, police got word that the residents of an aging commercial facility that had been converted into three mechanic's bays were acting hostile towards a city inspector present to issue a cease-work order. The…
Rank this Week: 1030

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Shoplifting and Theft Defense

    Shoplifting and Theft Defense
    Arrested for shoplifting?  What do you do if you didn’t mean to steal?   Please click to play the audio:   Transcript:   Hi – This is Orange County Defense attorney Joe Dane. I’ve posted many articles,…
  • Feb 16

    The police didn’t read me my rights! Now what? Miranda and the law

    The police didn’t read me my rights! Now what? Miranda and the law
    What happens if the police didn’t read you your rights?  Can your entire case be thrown out or dismissed?   Please click to play audio (approximately 4 minutes):     Transcript of audio:   Hi – it’s…
  • Feb 12

    Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast

    Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast
    Please click to play:   Transcript of audio: Hi. This is Orange County defense attorney Joe Dane.   Today I’m going to talk about shoplifting and civil demand letters.   If you were detained or accused of shoplifting…
Rank this Week: 750

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

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

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
Rank this Week: 1250

Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

By Christopher Rehmet.

http://www.shermanaccidentlaw.com/personal-injury-law-blog/
  • Jan 28

    Do Trucks and SUVs Provide a Safer Commute for Your Family?

    Do Trucks and SUVs Provide a Safer Commute for Your Family?
    Countless Texas drivers are concerned with their own safety, as well as the safety of their friends and family riding in the backseat. As such, many drivers often choose to purchase larger, heavier automobiles, such as trucks and SUVs,…
  • Dec 29

    Personal Injury Protection Insurance in Texas – What You Need to Know

    Personal Injury Protection Insurance in Texas – What You Need to Know
    Texas, along with numerous others states, examines “fault” in a car accident when determining who is financially responsible. More specifically, according to the Texas Department of Insurance, “Texas law requires people who…
  • Sep 19

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer
    It is vital to have representation on your side if you hope to recover compensation after a car accident in north Texas. After all, an attorney’s sole job is to advocate on your behalf in order to help you win payment for any damages…
Rank this Week: 1063

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Covers recent family and divorce law news and events. By Paul Daniel Marks.

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Family Law Lawyers' Vacation, Problem

    Family Law Lawyers' Vacation, Problem
    As family law lawyers, we are used to emergencies - goes with the territory. Judges like to say that sorting out Christmas visitation is not an emergency, since it always comes at the same time every year. Well, that doesn't stop clients. …
  • Aug 14

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....
    Regardless of one's position on gay rights, every thinking being has to admit that married people need to have a place to get divorced when their marriage falls apart and they meet the standards for divorce in their home state. If they…
  • Jul 11

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution
    OK, so the headline is a slight exaggeration, but the effect is the same: Shasta's Judge Gary Gibson doesn't seem to think you have a Constitutional right to refuse to be a witness against yourself, and God protect the attorney who tells you…
Rank this Week: 755

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Dec 17

    Lawmakers eye University of California fee

    Lawmakers eye University of California fee
    Late last month, news that the University of California planned to increase tuition by up to 28 percent over the next five years sparked waves of walkouts and protests throughout the UC system. At the time, the California Legislature was in…
  • Dec 11

    Three Unconventional Laws That Allow People to Make Liberal, Wardrobe Choice

    Three Unconventional Laws That Allow People to Make Liberal, Wardrobe Choice
    Most people in the United States don’t need to dig in and do a whole ton of law research to know that they’re supposed to wear pants and other clothes in public. What might surprise you, though, is that there are tons of legal…
  • Nov 14

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today
    Any legal professional who’s ever done even the smallest amount of law research has more than likely encountered a legal statute or two that seems devoid of any legislative intent at all. Unbelievably, the U.S. legal system is rife with…
Rank this Week: 1086

Southern California Injury Law…

Southern California Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, dog bites, injuries, insurance disputes, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wills and trusts. By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Safety Belts Absent from Many Orange County School Buse

    Safety Belts Absent from Many Orange County School Buse
    Keeping our children safe is our highest priority. For years, we’ve known that safety belts save lives. In the event of a crash, they can reduce the risk of critical injuries and death by about 50 percent, according to the National…
  • Nov 7

    Halloween Hit-and-Run: How Big Is the Problem in Orange County?

    Halloween Hit-and-Run: How Big Is the Problem in Orange County?
    Orange County residents had more to fear last Halloween weekend than scary costumes and haunted houses after five pedestrians and bicyclists were struck and killed in less than forty-eight hours. One accident in Santa Ana left locals…
  • Oct 30

    Trick-Or-Treaters Follow These Halloween Safety Tip

    Trick-Or-Treaters Follow These Halloween Safety Tip
    Wearing a costume and walking the streets in the dark can be dangerous for anyone but especially for young trick-or-treaters. On Halloween, kids are four times more likely to be hit by a car than on any other day of the year, according to the…
Rank this Week: 877

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

Covers skill building for lawyers new to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. By Cathy Moran.

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Nov 13

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble
    Everything you need to know about taxes in bankruptcy, plus a bit more, in a virtual workshop. This NACBA webinar  November 20 and 21st will do far more than scratch the surface of the possibilities and pitfalls when your bankruptcy…
  • Sep 30

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word
    As lawyers, words are our stock in trade. If we want to describe, explain, or persuade, we need to use the right word. The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – ’tis the difference…
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
Rank this Week: 832

California Criminal Defense Blog

California Criminal Defense Blog

Covers drug crimes, legislation, sex crimes, sex offenses, and violent crimes. By Shouse Law Group.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Elko man given life sentence for several rape

    Elko man given life sentence for several rape
    Last week a District judge in Elko sentenced 77-year-old Grady Fisher to life in prison. He had been found guilty of several counts of sexually abusing young step-relatives. The crimes occurred in his Ryndon residence, which is a few miles…
  • Aug 13

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18
    California law is especially vigilant when it comes to protecting minor children. Under California Penal Code 647.6, annoying or molesting a child under 18, something as seemingly innocent as a comment can be a crime. All it takes is a…
  • Jul 17

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction
    Travel restrictions are often one of the consequences of a felony conviction in California. These can occur a number of ways. First, a judge may directly impose travel restrictions as a condition of probation. This may also include…
Rank this Week: 1050

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 1119

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law, asylum, and public benefits. By The Law Office of Geri Kahn.

http://www.californiaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?
    With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more people are eligible for health insurance including those who previously had a difficult time finding insurance.  One such group of people was elderly permanent residents under 65 years…
  • Aug 13

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014
    This post does not have anything to do with Immigration law, however the topic is important to all of us.  The Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be occurring this weekend, Saturday, August 16 through…
  • Aug 8

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit
    It is common in Immigration Court for the government attorney to file adverse evidence at the hearing and have it be accepted by the Immigration Judge.   It is unpleasant, to say the least, when this happens because it catches us…
Rank this Week: 934

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

http://takingthefifth-acriminallawblog.com
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Aug 8

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 1301