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the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 617

California Comp Blog

California Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation legal decisions.

http://www.californiacompblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    We’ve Moved!

    We’ve Moved!
    The California Comp Blog has moved to: RTGR law.com Blog We’ll see you there!    
  • May 7

    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP Announces New Presentation on Safety Officer Benefits & Presumption

    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP Announces New Presentation on Safety Officer Benefits & Presumption
    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP is pleased to announce our new Powerpoint presentation: Safety Officer Benefits & Presumptions – Mitigating Public Agency Workers’ Compensation Exposure.  This presentation covers…
  • Mar 31

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation
    The Appeals Board has issued a proposed en banc decision addressing whether the original panel QME or AME must be used to address subsequent dates of injury. In Ismael Navarro v. City of Montebello, the Appeals Board proposed holding the…
Rank this Week: 544

San Diego Injury Lawyer Blog

San Diego Injury Lawyer Blog

By Jurewitz Law Group.

http://www.sandiegoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    What are My Employer’s Duties Regarding Workplace Safety?

    What are My Employer’s Duties Regarding Workplace Safety?
    In California, workplace safety in most places of employment is regulated by Cal/OSHA, the government agency responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations. When Cal/OSHA regulations are violated, workers can file reports with the…
  • Sep 30

    October is National Spinal Health Month

    October is National Spinal Health Month
    October is National Spinal Health Month, offering Californians of all ages the chance to learn more about how to protect themselves from spinal cord injuries and keep a healthy spine. Back and spine injuries are among the catastrophic…
  • Sep 9

    NHTSA Extends “Smart Car” Testing Another Six Month

    NHTSA Extends “Smart Car” Testing Another Six Month
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently extended a testing program for self-driving cars. The program was initiated in August 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the collection of data on the safety of these vehicles…
Rank this Week: 562

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 439

Los Angeles Injury Attorney Blog

Los Angeles Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury, auto accident, and medical negligence news. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.losangelesinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Teen Boy Tragically Killed in Upland Hit-and-Run Accident

    Teen Boy Tragically Killed in Upland Hit-and-Run Accident
    SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY - A 13-year-old boy was tragically killed Monday night in a hit-and-run collision that took place at the intersection of Campus Avenue and Arrow Highway in Upland. According to police, the crash occurred shortly before…
  • Oct 4

    Teen Girl Tragically Killed in Collision Involving Suspected DUI Driver

    Teen Girl Tragically Killed in Collision Involving Suspected DUI Driver
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY - A 17-year-old girl was tragically killed after the vehicle she was riding in crashed into the back of a Nissan late Tuesday night in West Covina. California Highway Patrol officers said the driver of the car, Arianna…
  • Sep 24

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Broken Toe Injurie

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Broken Toe Injurie
    Q. What are the symptoms of a broken toe? A. The most common symptoms of a broken toe are: swelling, bruising, difficulty bearing weight, pain, and reduced range of motion. If these symptoms persist, even after you stopped wearing Skechers…
Rank this Week: 537

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Transferring Property into a Trust

    Transferring Property into a Trust
    When a person transfers real property, it is typically required that the person's appropriate title be listed on the deed. For example, if John Smith owned 123 Green Street as trustee of their trust, the deed would show that designation.…
  • May 5

    Transferring a Home into a Trust

    Transferring a Home into a Trust
    When a person desires to transfer property, it is typically required that the person's appropriate title be listed on the deed. For example, if John Smith owned 123 Green Street as trustee of their trust, the deed would show that designation.…
  • Apr 21

    Modifying an Irrevocable Trust

    Modifying an Irrevocable Trust
    A revocable trust can naturally be changed. The relevant probate code section provides "unless the trust instrument provides otherwise, if a trust is revocable by the settlor, the settlor may modify the trust by the procedure for …
Rank this Week: 846

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/
  • May 5

    A dozen cases on the late-May calendar

    A dozen cases on the late-May calendar
    May is the only month with two oral argument calendars, and both are typically larger than normal.  So, as the court today finishes its 15-case early-May calendar, it announces a 12-case late-May calendar. Two of the cases made their…
  • May 5

    Vexatious-litigant defendant doesn’t need permission to appeal adverse judgment

    Vexatious-litigant defendant doesn’t need permission to appeal adverse judgment
    Concluding that “[a] different interpretation would impede . . . access to the appellate courts without advancing the underlying purpose of the vexatious litigant statutes,” the Supreme Court in John v. Superior Court today holds…
  • May 5

    No conference held the week of May 2, 2016

    No conference held the week of May 2, 2016
    The Court held no conference this week because it is hearing oral argument in San Francisco on 15 cases (including the Governor’s writ petition seeking to qualify his Justice and Rehabilitation Act initiative for the November…
Rank this Week: 761

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • May 5

    8 Money Tips for Divorce

    8 Money Tips for Divorce
    When couples are headed for divorce, they are not always thinking with a clear head. Regardless of the reason for the divorce, most spouses experience a deep sense of loss. Even if you are emotionally ready to “move on” and…
  • May 4

    How Long Does Spousal Support Last?

    How Long Does Spousal Support Last?
    In California, alimony is referred to as “spousal support.” Spousal support is money that the higher-earning spouse pays to the lower-earning spouse each month to help them get on their feet. The higher-earning spouse (payor…
  • May 3

    Why You May Want a Postnuptial Agreement

    Why You May Want a Postnuptial Agreement
    Finding “the one,” and getting married is exciting for couples. Sometimes a prenuptial agreement is the last thing on their minds, especially when they don’t expect their wonderful relationship to ever fall…
Rank this Week: 816

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • May 4

    Things Are About to Get Cal-Peculiar! The 2016 Edition of Cal-Peculiarities is Here

    Things Are About to Get Cal-Peculiar! The 2016 Edition of Cal-Peculiarities is Here
    Seyfarth synopsis:  It’s here: the 2016 edition of the popular and informative Cal-Peculiarities: How California Employment Law is Different. Order it here. Also, we report the results of our recent reader survey. Wage-hour Issues…
  • Apr 28

    UPDATE: Santa Monica Amends Minimum Wage Ordinance, Delays Sick Pay Implementation.

    UPDATE: Santa Monica Amends Minimum Wage Ordinance, Delays Sick Pay Implementation.
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  Santa Monica has amended its Minimum Wage Ordinance to postpone implementation of its paid sick leave entitlements, now starting January 1, 2017 instead of July 1, 2016, and create a two phase implementation process…
  • Apr 27

    Vote YES! for Compliance: An Election Law Refresher for California Employer

    Vote YES! for Compliance: An Election Law Refresher for California Employer
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  Under California law, employers have a part to play in protecting employee voting rights and other political activity.  What follows is a short reminder of employer duties and obligations. With the June 7, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 1008

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • May 4

    7 Tips for a Successful Networking Lunch

    7 Tips for a Successful Networking Lunch
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
  • May 2

    Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand

    Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand
    You’re representing someone injured in a car accident and you’ve reached the point at which you’re ready to send a demand letter to communicate a settlement offer to the defendant’s insurance carrier. But what should…
  • Apr 29

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert
    The task of deposing the opposition’s expert is simplified immeasurably by keeping in mind the deposition’s fundamental purpose: to discover all of the expert’s opinions and all of the bases for those opinions. Your goal…
Rank this Week: 1185

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/
  • May 4

    The Problem With Text Message

    The Problem With Text Message
    Texting is the most widely-used and frequently used app on a smartphone, with 97% of Americans using it at least once a day.  Not impressed…Over 6 billion text messages are sent in the U.S. each day, making it the most common cell…
  • May 3

    Race to the Courthouse

    Race to the Courthouse
    “Race to the courthouse” is an informal name used to describe the rule in some jurisdictions that the first conveyance instrument, mortgage, lien or judgment to be filed with the appropriate recorder’s office, will have…
  • May 2

    Gwen Stefani, is dating during divorce wise?

    Gwen Stefani, is dating during divorce wise?
    Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s divorce was recently finalized after a 13-year marriage. They had 3 children together. Gavin subjected Gwen to the stereotypical man cheats on woman with the nanny scenario. And allegedly in this case,…
Rank this Week: 900

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • May 3

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay
    In Corbin v. Time Warner (9th Cir. 13-55622 5/2/16), the 9th Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership in a putative class action brought by a Time Warner…
  • Feb 17

    Debtor's Prisons?

    Debtor's Prisons?
    This is slightly off topic, but since we have some unsatisfied judgments we're trying to collect, this story caught our eye. "U.S. marshals arrest man for unpaid student loan." You can have someone arrested for not paying a debt?…
  • Jan 5

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600
    Now that the California minimum wage has increased to $10 per hour as of January 1, 2016, California employers must also pay more to keep exempt workers exempt. In addition to the Duties Test, California employers who classify workers as...
Rank this Week: 836

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • May 2

    High on Aerosol Dust Clean? No DUI Charges with Synthetic Drug

    High on Aerosol Dust Clean? No DUI Charges with Synthetic Drug
    Synthetic drugs are causing a real dilemma for states striving to enforce laws against driving under the influence. Depending on the type of drug a driver uses to get high, prosecutors can find it next to impossible to obtain a DUI…
  • Apr 29

    Sentencing for DUI Driver Who Killed Three

    Sentencing for DUI Driver Who Killed Three
    There’s often some sense of relief when a driver convicted of multiple deaths due to DUI in Los Angeles goes to jail; at least that person will be off the road for a few years. But in Anderson County, South Carolina, a recent DUI…
  • Apr 27

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction
    Arrests for DUI in Los Angeles frequently have a twist–a celebrity arrested, an incident involving some unusual circumstances. But L.A. doesn’t have a monopoly on strange DUI arrests, as evidenced by this East Coast case. A judge…
Rank this Week: 1077

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 2

    Why we do what we do at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick

    Why we do what we do at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick
    In this segment, attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq., explains why we do what we do at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick. For more information about our office and the services we provide please click here. Overview:  Since 2004, we have…
  • Apr 25

    How to Avoid H-1B Visa Denial

    How to Avoid H-1B Visa Denial
    In this segment, attorney Ekaterina Powell Esq. from the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick, answers one of your most frequently asked questions: How can I avoid an H-1B visa denial? For the answer to this question please keep watching. For…
  • Apr 18

    What is the Executive Action on Immigration all about?

    What is the Executive Action on Immigration all about?
    In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick answers one of your most frequently asked questions: What is the Execution Action on immigration all about? What will happen if DACA/DAPA passes? For the answer to this question please keep…
Rank this Week: 773

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/
  • May 2

    'Paying for Miracles:' the Vatican and California's Stem Cell Research Program

    'Paying for Miracles:' the Vatican and California's Stem Cell Research Program
    California's $3 billion stem cell program owes its life to human embryonic stem cells. The effort was created in 2004 to finance research involving such cells, long a matter a major controversy and banned at the time from federal funding by…
  • Apr 26

    California Stem Cell Report Dark This Week

    California Stem Cell Report Dark This Week
    Since the publisher of this report is making a passage aboard the sailing vessel Hopalong this week along the west coast of Mexico, don't expect any fresh items. Postings will resume next week.
  • Apr 22

    California Stem Cell Research and a Super Doc: Inside a $4.4 Million Windpipe Grant at UC Davi

    California Stem Cell Research and a Super Doc: Inside a $4.4 Million Windpipe Grant at UC Davi
    Paolo Macchiarini, Guardian photo Headlines around the world once hailed Paolo Macchiarini as a super-surgeon, a stem cell trailblazer who was responsible for the ground-breaking, first-ever stem cell-based trachea…
Rank this Week: 1140

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • May 1

    Changes to California’s Sexual Harassment Law to Take Effect

    Changes to California’s Sexual Harassment Law to Take Effect
    According to a recent news feature from the National Law Review, a new law has taken effect in California that will make some changes to the state’s mandatory sexual harassment education requirement. Specifically, the new law will…
  • Apr 30

    Report: Increase in Paid Family Leave in California

    Report: Increase in Paid Family Leave in California
    According to a recent news feature from Benefits News, a new labor law taking effect in 2018 will increase the amount of pay for family leave based upon a percentage of their average weekly wages during normal (not overtime) working hours.…
  • Apr 27

    Uber Settles with Drivers in Employment Lawsuit in Los Angele

    Uber Settles with Drivers in Employment Lawsuit in Los Angele
    By now, most everyone is familiar with Uber.  The company makes a smart phone app that you can download and use when you need a ride.  When the company first started, it was primarily a black car service.  The company got limo…
Rank this Week: 1206

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Enforceability of Oral Contract

    Enforceability of Oral Contract
    Contracts are utilized in every type of business and every business owner should know that written contracts should be carefully drafted, reviewed, and negotiated before signing. However, not every business deal is memorialized in writing and…
  • Apr 22

    Five Things to Consider When Hiring a San Jose Business Litigation Attorney

    Five Things to Consider When Hiring a San Jose Business Litigation Attorney
    Whether you are starting a company or already have an established business, you will likely need legal advice on many different issues. From business formation to dissolution, an attorney can assist you regarding contracts, employees,…
  • Apr 15

    Paying The Right Price When Acquiring A Busine

    Paying The Right Price When Acquiring A Busine
    An important step in the business acquisition process is determining the true value of the business to ensure you are paying an appropriate price. Valuation of a business can be complicated and can depend on the type of company in question,…
Rank this Week: 778

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/
  • Apr 29

    Older Adults with Stress Can Raise Their Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Older Adults with Stress Can Raise Their Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
    As the older adult population continues to rise worldwide, an increasing number of people are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  For many, mild cognitive impairment is the initial sign. Mild cognitive impairment occurs…
  • Apr 26

    Oral Health is a Fundamental Part of Overall Health and Well-Being that Should Not Be Neglected

    Oral Health is a Fundamental Part of Overall Health and Well-Being that Should Not Be Neglected
    When considering the health and well-being of elderly people, oral health does not often come to mind as an important component.  In literature regarding risk factors for diminished well-being among older adults, it is uncommon for oral…
  • Apr 25

    Being Physically Fit Helps Protect Brain Health Later in Life

    Being Physically Fit Helps Protect Brain Health Later in Life
    Physical activity is beneficial in aging in more ways than most would think.  Research has shown that exercise not only benefits overall biological health, but particularly enhances brain health and cognitive functioning. It is well…
Rank this Week: 1168

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?
    If you’re a fan of Nickelodoen’s popular cartoon series SpongeBob Squarepants, then you probably wouldn’t be surprised if Plankton, the nemesis of SpongeBob’s boss, Mr. Krabs, tried to use some ruse or another to make…
  • Apr 28

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union
    Trademarks can be powerful. If you don’t agree, just think of brands like Nike, McDonald’s and Mercedes-Benz that rely on their trademarks to define their reputations in the marketplace and to drive consumers to buy their…
  • Apr 28

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen
    Believe it or not, even the rich and famous get embroiled in trademark disputes. In this instance, those two are Kimbal Musk, restaurateur and lesser known brother of Elon Musk (the co-founder of PayPal)  and Wolfgang Puck, the…
Rank this Week: 1378

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    California Prison Population

    California Prison Population
    WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE LOCKED UP IN THE UNITED STATES? In last week’s post, I discussed the high prison population in the United States relative to other countries. According to all available statistics, the U.S. leads the world in the…
  • Apr 21

    THE UNITED STATES LEADS THE WORLD IN PRISON POPULATION

    THE UNITED STATES LEADS THE WORLD IN PRISON POPULATION
    According to the London-based International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS), which is an arm of the University of London Law School Institute for Criminal Policy Research, the United State ranks 2nd in the world for the number of prisoners…
  • Apr 15

    DNA EXONORATES MAN AFTER 33 YEARS IN PRISON

    DNA EXONORATES MAN AFTER 33 YEARS IN PRISON
    33 YEARS IN PRISON FOR A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT Imagine you are a 26 years old sailor docked at port. A murder and brutal rape is committed in the city where your ship is docked. The rape victim cannot identify her assailant but she does…
Rank this Week: 938

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1181

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    SCRAM

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

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

    One Leg Stand (OLS):  A NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST)
    As you will recall, Susan Hartman, of the Law Offices of Susan L. Hartman, attended The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and The International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP) approved DWI Detection and…
  • Sep 30

    Walk And Turn (WAT):  One Of The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s)

    Walk And Turn (WAT):  One Of The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s)
    As you will recall, Susan Hartman, of the Law Offices of Susan L. Hartman, attended The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and The International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP) approved DWI Detection and…
Rank this Week: 774

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down
    The California Supreme Court in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy (opinion here)  issued a unanimous opinion interpreting California Wage Orders' (section 14(A)) requirement that employers provide[a]ll working employees  . . . suitable seats…
  • Apr 24

    Court of Appeal Saves Electronically Signed Arbitration Agreement - Relevant to Other Electronic Acknowledgements Too

    Court of Appeal Saves Electronically Signed Arbitration Agreement - Relevant to Other Electronic Acknowledgements Too
    Wait, don't skip this one yet. It's not just another arbitration case. If your business uses electronic acknowledgments of policies, handbooks or employment agreements (commissions, confidentiality agreements, etc.), it's worth a read.In this…
  • Apr 8

    Ninth Circuit's Tip Case Makes a Hash Out of California Tip Pool Law

    Ninth Circuit's Tip Case Makes a Hash Out of California Tip Pool Law
    The Ninth Circuit decided 2-1 that the U.S. Department of Labor was allowed to issue a regulation that applies to tip pooling arrangements, but even if the tips are not taken as credits against the federal minimum wage.  This is an…
Rank this Week: 796

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Fraud is a Common Criminal Charge in California

    Fraud is a Common Criminal Charge in California
    In addition to Assault and battery, theft, driving, drug, and sex crimes, fraud is among the most common criminal charges in the state of California. If you have been charges with any of these common yet very serious crimes, you need a…
  • Apr 15

    Defending Against Common Criminal Charges in California

    Defending Against Common Criminal Charges in California
    Have you been charged with a crime in the state of California? If so, you should regard the charges with the utmost seriousness regardless of your personal perception of their validity.  The state’s prosecutor will be making every…
  • Apr 8

    Defending Against Auto Burglary Charges in California

    Defending Against Auto Burglary Charges in California
    If you are convicted of auto burglary in the state of California, you could be sentenced to up to three years in jail. With such serious consequences looming, you need an experienced California criminal defense attorney to protect your legal…
Rank this Week: 1219

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 18

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim
    Don't ever assume that you Life Insurance policy will pay benefits to your beneficiaries. Why? Because so often, benefits are not paid. We know this is true because we are in the business of suing insurance companies when they fail to pay…
Rank this Week: 1109

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
  • Apr 14

    The 2015 edition of the California Litigation Review is Out

    The 2015 edition of the California Litigation Review is Out
    The 2015 edition of the California Litigation Review hit my mailbox yesterday. It is published by the Litigation Section of the California State Bar and it has some terrific coverage of appeals and writs developments last year . . . and…
  • Apr 13

    Will a death penalty initiative make it easier to obtain Supreme Court review of your civil case?

    Will a death penalty initiative make it easier to obtain Supreme Court review of your civil case?
    Death penalty cases can be automatically appealed to the Supreme Court, but a mere civil litigant has to ask the supreme court — convince it, really — to review its case. The odds are terrible; only about 1 in…
  • Mar 31

    Insight into the Supreme Court’s decisions on whether to hear case

    Insight into the Supreme Court’s decisions on whether to hear case
    The Los Angeles Times has a story today on Justice Goodwin Liu, or, more particularly, on how his two recent lengthy dissents from orders denying review give some insight into what the court’s reasoning was. Usually, an order…
Rank this Week: 1252

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 8

    Recent Successful Case Result: DUI Dismissed for Illegal Stop

    Recent Successful Case Result: DUI Dismissed for Illegal Stop
    This case involved a client alleged to be DUI with a prior and while on probation, with a high blood alcohol level. The case was dismissed for the unlawful detention of my client, the driver. Law enforcement received a report that led to my…
  • Jan 4

    New Law Allows Drug Convictions to be Invalidated for Some Defendant

    New Law Allows Drug Convictions to be Invalidated for Some Defendant
    As of January 1, 2016, California law provides that the deferred entry of judgment statute (Penal Code section 1000, et.seq.) misinformed defendants, including all non-citizens, about the consequences of the guilty plea. Consequently, these…
  • Sep 7

    Recent Successful Case Result: High Profile Arrest to High Profile Exoneration

    Recent Successful Case Result: High Profile Arrest to High Profile Exoneration
    This matter involves an arrest for alleged sexual violence alleging sexual assault, forced oral copulation, and false imprisonment. An intensive investigation by the defense lead to no criminal charges, and then we successfully litigated…
Rank this Week: 989

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 30

    Where Should My Bankruptcy Case Be Filed?

    Where Should My Bankruptcy Case Be Filed?
    This is one of those questions that has a very easy answer, for most people. But then can get more complicated for others. I'll start by making clear that this blog post is about people filing bankruptcy, not corporations or other business…
  • Mar 30

    Timing Issues for Passing the Means Test

    Timing Issues for Passing the Means Test
    WHAT'S THE MEANS TEST? The means test determines whether or not you qualify for Chapter 7 "straight bankruptcy." Those who don't pass the test are considered in the eyes of the law to have the "means," or the ability, to pay a meaningful…
  • Feb 24

    The Risks of Using a Paralegal to File for Bankruptcy

    The Risks of Using a Paralegal to File for Bankruptcy
    DO I NEED LEGAL ADVICE WHEN DECIDING TO FILE BANKRUPTCY? The decision whether or not to file bankruptcy is your first step towards your entire financial future. You need to know the consequences one way or the other. It's just not smart to…
Rank this Week: 896

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/
  • Mar 14

    Orange County Personal Injury Lawyers Outline the Basis for Imposing Liability in a Dog Bite Lawsuit

    Orange County Personal Injury Lawyers Outline the Basis for Imposing Liability in a Dog Bite Lawsuit
    While dogs traditionally are regarded as “man’s best friend,” the behavior of any animal can be unpredictable. Our Orange County personal injury lawyers recognize that many people never expect to be attacked and bitten by a…
  • Mar 1

    Record Settlement Reached in Bakersfield Dog Bite Case

    Record Settlement Reached in Bakersfield Dog Bite Case
    An ABC affiliate in Bakersfield reported that a record-breaking settlement worth $2 million was reached in a dog bite case, which was the largest award for a dog bite case against a public entity in California. The case revolves around an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 802

Blane Law Blog

Blane Law Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Mark C. Blane.

http://www.blanelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1051

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Step Parent Rights – An Overview – Santa Rosa Law Blog

    Step Parent Rights – An Overview – Santa Rosa Law Blog
    Step parent rights. Many families today are bit less traditional than they were a few decades ago. It is not uncommon for parents to remain unmarried while raising their children or for divorced individuals to remarry and blend two families.…
  • Dec 14

    Where Should I File For Divorce?

    Where Should I File For Divorce?
    Where should I file for divorce? When contemplating a divorce, there are many things to consider, both practical and emotional. Taking on the financial and logistical aspects of a divorce alone can be an enormous burden. Issues such as child…
  • May 1

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?
    Santa Rosa supervised visitation attorney blog. According to California law, parents should have frequent and continuous contact with their minor children during the separation process and after their divorce is finalized. However, the law…
Rank this Week: 710

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
  • Mar 1

    The Date of Separation Wars Continue - Will New Family Code Section 70 Abrogate Marriage of Davis?

    The Date of Separation Wars Continue - Will New Family Code Section 70 Abrogate Marriage of Davis?
    The Uncertain Landscape of Date of Separation in California Divorce - Going From Bad to Worse? My colleague, attorney David C. Stone of Anaheim, recently brought to my attention Senate Bill 1255 (introduced by Senator John Moorlach on…
  • Feb 25

    May I Make a Motion for a Directed Verdict in a California Family Law Case?

    May I Make a Motion for a Directed Verdict in a California Family Law Case?
    What is the Correct Procedure for Making a Motion for Judgment in a Family Law, Non-Jury Trial? Most trial lawyers, and particularly those with jury trial experience, are generally familiar with a Motion for Directed Verdict. These may be …
  • Jan 26

    The Art of the Objection In California Family Law Litigation

    The Art of the Objection In California Family Law Litigation
    The Art of the Family Law and Divorce Objections: Evidence and Procedure in California Family Law Proceedings and RFO Requests By: Michael C. Peterson, CFLS Introduction: Whether you are an attorney, or "in pro per", the rules of…
Rank this Week: 1041

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers work visas, green cards, and adjustments of status. By The Gee Law Firm.

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 25

    Data Shows Most PERM Applications are for Highly Educated Worker

    Data Shows Most PERM Applications are for Highly Educated Worker
    Each quarter, the Department of Labor publishes statistical data about the applications and certifications it adjudicates as a preliminary step in employment-based immigration petitions.  Applicants for H-1B’s, H-2A’s,…
  • Feb 18

    Increased Immigration Filing Fees for this Year’s H-1B Lottery

    Increased Immigration Filing Fees for this Year’s H-1B Lottery
    Some Silicon Valley employers preparing to file new H-1B petitions on April 1st may be shocked by the filing fees, extraordinarily high for some employers.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, raised the supplemental fees from…
  • Feb 11

    Silicon Valley Employers Need to Time their H-1B Application

    Silicon Valley Employers Need to Time their H-1B Application
    Many Silicon Valley employers know that in order to secure one of the coveted H-1B slots in this year’s immigration H-1B lottery, they must take all the necessary steps to assure that their H-1B petitions are received by the United…
Rank this Week: 881

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Behind the Ethicon Endo- Surgery $70 million punitive damages award

    Behind the Ethicon Endo- Surgery $70 million punitive damages award
    What it takes to try a products liability case without the defective product I hate being lied to. When I say “hate,” I mean the emotion born in your stomach that spreads rapidly through your body, heating every cell as it…
  • Dec 16

    Alexander Law Group, LLP Wins $70 Million Punitive Judgment Against Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery

    Alexander Law Group, LLP Wins $70 Million Punitive Judgment Against Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery
    $9.8 Million in Compensatory Damages Levied by Jury Last Week San Jose, CA—December 14, 2015—Alexander Law Group, LLP announced today that a jury has awarded $70 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson’s…
  • Sep 24

    One Dead and Five Injured After Car Crashes Into Gym

    One Dead and Five Injured After Car Crashes Into Gym
    On Tuesday morning, one person was killed and five others were injured after a car crashed into a gym in Livermore. According to KRON Channel Four News, an 80-year-old driver was trying to park her Mercedes SUV when she hit the gas pedal…
Rank this Week: 1362

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1247

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/
  • Feb 2

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam
    The Better Business Bureau came out with their top 10 scams of 2015. Yes, I know it is already February of 2016, but I had to help people who were victims of the first two scams: IRS issues and debt...
  • Dec 18

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim
    Good news for California consumers: JPMorgan Chase, also known as Chase, also known as one of the worst banks around, is finally going to pay restitution to California. This litigation has been going on for over 2 years. Between 2009...
  • Dec 11

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle
    This is a common problem in December and January. People spend too much money on their holiday gifts. See my last post! Then, they take out a payday loan and cannot pay it back. They are being harassed by a...
Rank this Week: 1150

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jan 28

    U.S. Supreme Court limits "pick off" attempts in federal court: Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez

    U.S. Supreme Court limits "pick off" attempts in federal court: Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez
    In Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, ___ S.Ct. ___ (2016), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the defendant may not "pick off" the class representative by offering full individual relief under Rule 68. If the plaintiff rejects the offer,…
  • Oct 29

    New opinion on pre-certification discovery: CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court

    New opinion on pre-certification discovery: CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court
    In CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court (DeLuca), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Sept. 15, 2015; pub. ord. Oct. 15, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Third Appellate District) reversed the trial court's order allowing a proposed class representative who…
  • Oct 28

    New opinion applies exception to Concepcion: Garrido v. Air Liquide Indus. U.S. LP

    New opinion applies exception to Concepcion: Garrido v. Air Liquide Indus. U.S. LP
    In Garrido v. Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 26, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) declined to enforce an arbitration clause with a class action ban, finding the clause…
Rank this Week: 905

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Sacramento and Stockton worker's compensation, personal injury and auto accident topics. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Concussion Drama Rings True for Sacramento

    Concussion Drama Rings True for Sacramento
    Personal injury law attorneys have long been familiar with the dire results of a serious head injury. However, the release of the 2015 film “Concussion,” makes the topic even more relevant in Sacramento. Our personal injury…
  • Nov 20

    Being on Alert for Truckers on Freeways of Sacramento

    Being on Alert for Truckers on Freeways of Sacramento
    Personal injury attorneys know from experience that when a client comes to us with injuries from a Sacramento truck accident, the physical damages are likely significant. Our Sacramento accident attorneys point out that freeway driving does…
  • Oct 15

    Increased Threat of Sacramento Car Accident Injurie

    Increased Threat of Sacramento Car Accident Injurie
    Here’s a new headline our Sacramento personal injury attorneys were not pleased to read: “Traffic deaths rise as drivers, dangers grows.” The Sept. 28 Sacramento Bee ran a disturbing story about national trends that should…
Rank this Week: 1118

California Injury Attorney Blog

California Injury Attorney Blog

Covers California car accident, malpractice and products liability law. By Hersh & Hersh.

http://www.californiainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Shattering Consumer Trust — What “Clean Diesel,” Faulty Airbags and Bad Ignition Switches Have in Common

    Shattering Consumer Trust — What “Clean Diesel,” Faulty Airbags and Bad Ignition Switches Have in Common
    As 2015 comes to a close and we reflect on the year, the really big stories impacting consumers are tough to miss. Volkswagen’s scandal involving “clean diesel” that wasn’t clean at all; Takata’s scandal…
  • Jun 30

    Practicing Grace in Law Practice

    Practicing Grace in Law Practice
    Listening to President Obama's incredible eulogy of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, I was suddenly compelled to understand the meaning of grace. Amazing grace. And when a friend sent me a blog post by someone who studies and writes about the meaning…
  • Jun 20

    Verdict in Los Angeles Hip Implant Defect Case

    Verdict in Los Angeles Hip Implant Defect Case
    Recently, a Los Angeles jury awarded a hip implant plaintiff over $4 million dollars in a case involving a defect in manufacturing which eventually caused the hip to fracture and fail within the plaintiff's body. The plaintiff sued Wright…
Rank this Week: 799

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    How Do I Refer...? III. Someone Who Isn’t Separated, and Hasn’t Reached a Decision About Ending Their Marriage?

    How Do I Refer...? III. Someone Who Isn’t Separated, and Hasn’t Reached a Decision About Ending Their Marriage?
    Counseling a client who is contemplating separation or divorce, or even “maybe thinking” about one, is among the most sensitive tasks family law attorneys face, and it draws as much on our counseling skill-set as it does on our…
  • Sep 10

    How Do I Refer...? II. A Client With Alcohol/Drug/Significant Mental Health Issues?

    How Do I Refer...? II. A Client With Alcohol/Drug/Significant Mental Health Issues?
    Mental illness, drugs and alcohol.  They are the fodder of the divorce tabloids, and a source of anxiety for clients with family law issues who also are struggling with these problems.  Family law clients, particularly parents,  fear a…
  • Aug 17

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent
    Ten Posts directed to trusted advisors, addressing issues of referring "clients with issues", to whom G.S.L.O. can provide ingenuity and practicality in advice and assistance:    I of X: HOW DO I REFER A PARENT WHO WANTS TO…
Rank this Week: 1020

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    Orange County Woman Sentenced For Foreclosure Fraud

    Orange County Woman Sentenced For Foreclosure Fraud
    An Orange County woman was sentenced to six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to crimes related to mortgage fraud.  Najia Jalan, 31, of Costa Mesa, used different companies such as United Mortgage Protection, OC…
  • Oct 5

    Laguna Niguel Teen Arrested in Hit and Run

    Laguna Niguel Teen Arrested in Hit and Run
    Andrew Michaels, 19, of Laguna Niguel was arrested Saturday following the death of a San Clemente man who was killed while crossing the street on his skateboard.  Cesar Medina, 23, was rushed to Mission Hospital after being struck by a…
  • Sep 29

    Saudi Prince Arrested in Los Angeles for Sexual Assault

    Saudi Prince Arrested in Los Angeles for Sexual Assault
    Saudi Prince Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 28 was arrested after an employee at his Beverly Hills estate told police he tried to force her to perform oral sex on her.  Prince Al-Saudi was released on $300,000 bail. Neighbors in the exclusive…
Rank this Week: 995

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
Rank this Week: 986

Lord of the Lease

Lord of the Lease

Law, news & trends in the California commercial leasing market. By Janis Hui.

http://lordofthelease.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    I'm very excited to announce that I'll…

    I'm very excited to announce that I'll be speaking and moderating a lively Q&A panel discussion next weekend at IABA's national conference put on in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Law. Our panel…
  • Aug 3

    Commercial Landlords: Check Lease Before Entering Property

    Commercial Landlords: Check Lease Before Entering Property
    The most popular blog post since I started Lord of the Lease four years ago is (drum roll please)... "When Can a Commercial Landlord Enter Property?" The views keep coming.  I recently got a call about this exact issue and…
  • Jul 21

    Trust In the Anonymous World of Foreign Bitcoin Crowdfunding #CRE

    Trust In the Anonymous World of Foreign Bitcoin Crowdfunding #CRE
    I've noticed a few recurring CRE (commercial real estate) financing themes on my Feedly app: Surge in foreign investment Increase in crowd funding platforms Interest in Bitcoin-financed transactions As a result, I've been…
Rank this Week: 1253

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 1264

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys…

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By the Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy.

http://www.sacramento-bankruptcy-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Feb 12

    USEFUL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FILING BANKRUPTCY AND DIVORCE SIMULTANEOUSLY

    USEFUL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FILING BANKRUPTCY AND DIVORCE SIMULTANEOUSLY
    Many people going through bankruptcy or divorce in the Sacramento area find that these two distinct legal fields can actually run hand in hand. Often times, financial problems can lead to the breakdown of a marriage, or conversely, the…
  • Feb 4

    BANKRUPTCY DEMOGRAPHICS AND STATISTICS

    BANKRUPTCY DEMOGRAPHICS AND STATISTICS
    Many people considering filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the Sacramento metropolitan area are interested to know the statistics associated with filing for protection from their creditors and elimination of their debts. These…
  • Jan 8

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception
    As a Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorney, my potential clients are often concerned with the ramifications of filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy Petition. It is my job to help people understand and explain some of the myths that surround…
Rank this Week: 1297