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Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Is Police Brutality Avoidable?

    Is Police Brutality Avoidable?
    Every year, innocent people die by the hands of law enforcement. However, many of these deaths could be avoided by handling the situation correctly when approached by police. Our attorneys explain how you could avoid police brutality.
  • Jan 23

    Study Shows Summer Jobs Program Reduces Violent Crime

    Study Shows Summer Jobs Program Reduces Violent Crime
    According to a recent study, violent crime rates may correlate to summer job programs for juveniles. The One Summer Plus program in Chicago showed juvenile violent crime rates dropped when those juveniles participated in a summer jobs…
  • Jan 21

    Could the Sony Hackers Face Federal Charges?

    Could the Sony Hackers Face Federal Charges?
    Will the hackers who attacked Sony and allegedly leaked information face federal charges? Our skilled federal defense attorneys break down the charges the hackers could face if they are arrested by federal law enforcement agencies.
Rank this Week: 733

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California

    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California
    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California from Roy W. Litherland An elder care attorney can help you create a long-term financial framework that leads to a comfortable retirement. Learn more about elder care attorney in Campbell…
  • Jan 25

    Free Report: Is Probate Always Required in California?

    Free Report: Is Probate Always Required in California?
    If you are in direct personal possession of property at the time of your passing, even if you have a last will, the property would become probate property initially. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Insurance Policy Records Property…
  • Jan 22

    Free Report: What is a Special Needs Trust in California?

    Free Report: What is a Special Needs Trust in California?
    Now that we have provided the necessary background information, we can look at the value of special needs trusts. These trusts are alternately called supplemental needs trusts. Topics covered in this report include: People With Disabilities…
Rank this Week: 656

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

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

    Will someone please give Julianne Moore her Oscar?

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

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

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

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

    Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.
    Look, as readers of this blog over the past 10 years know, I'm a swing voter, not a heavy Democrat and have some strong GOP leanings on some issues. (On the last item, re: my partial inner GOPness, I've had...
Rank this Week: 818

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Are Resale-Price-Maintenance Agreements Per Se Illegal Under California Antitrust Law?
    In an earlier blog post, we discussed Leegin and the controversial issue of resale-price maintenance agreements under the federal antitrust laws. I’ve also written about these agreements here. As you might recall, in Leegin Creative…
Rank this Week: 651

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California injury law. By Blady Weinreb Law Group LLP.

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Court rules to extend statute of limitations in case

    Court rules to extend statute of limitations in case
    Donald Martin, a worker at a paper plant, was killed by a machine while on the job. His widow, Nina Martin, attempted to sue the company that installed the machine, but that company no longer existed. Martin had difficulty determining which…
  • Dec 23

    Uber driver charged with vehicular manslaughter

    Uber driver charged with vehicular manslaughter
    A driver for Uber Technologies Inc. whose car hit and killed a six-year-old girl crossing a San Francisco street last January was charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, according to a spokesman for the city's district attorney. The…
  • Dec 1

    Walmart shopper sues over shoplifting accusation

    Walmart shopper sues over shoplifting accusation
    A man is suing Wal-Mart Stores, claiming he was wrongfully accused of theft and unlawfully detained for two hours. Alexander Ulteanu filed a lawsuit Oct. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and three…
Rank this Week: 714

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/
Rank this Week: 846

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/
  • Dec 23

    Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyers advocate for Justice

    Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyers advocate for Justice
    From working on behalf of families who have lost a loved one due to the fault of others, our Sacramento wrongful death attorneys know how difficult and devastating this kind of death can be. For many people the emotional healing process has…
  • Nov 21

    Dealing with a Car Accident in Sacramento

    Dealing with a Car Accident in Sacramento
    Personal injury attorneys with Sette Law frequently work with victims of car accidents in Sacramento. Accident lawyers deal with the outcome of missteps on the part of injured victims in the immediate aftermath of the accident – a…
  • Oct 21

    Pedestrian hit by Bike Rider seeks Compensation in Sacramento

    Pedestrian hit by Bike Rider seeks Compensation in Sacramento
    Bicycle accident lawyers in Sacramento will watch the development of an accident claim that focuses on code governing pedestrian safety in Sacramento. Bicycle accidents have become increasingly common as residents choose bikes over cars for…
Rank this Week: 734

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Dec 15

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.
    A homeowners association or HOA is no longer allowed to impose fines against members who reduce or even eliminate watering their lawns during a declared state of emergency due to drought, despite any provision in the association’s…
  • Dec 15

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.

    Prohibiting Certain Fines on Members during a Drought.
    A homeowners association or HOA is no longer allowed to impose fines against members who reduce or even eliminate watering their lawns during a declared state of emergency due to drought, despite any provision in the association’s…
  • Sep 26

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!
    In another year of severe drought, California faces a historic water shortage and wildfire danger. Matters are expected to worsen, as California’s rainfall and water supply has been dwindling. In response Governor Brown signed an…
Rank this Week: 754

Blane Law Blog

Blane Law Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Mark C. Blane.

http://www.blanelaw.com/blog
  • May 6

    National City Bicycle Accident Victim Testimonial

    National City Bicycle Accident Victim Testimonial
    Testing 1, 2, 3,
  • Apr 25

    Oceanside Pit Bull Bites Child in the Face Leaving a Scar

    Oceanside Pit Bull Bites Child in the Face Leaving a Scar
    On April 13, 2012, little Marley H., who was about 2 years old at the time, was playing in the living room of family member's home in Oceanside, California. There was a pitt bull present and Marley was going to put a sticker on the dog. The…
  • Apr 17

    Utilizing a "Structured Annuity" for Child Injury Settlement

    Utilizing a "Structured Annuity" for Child Injury Settlement
    Why use a structured annuity for your child's injury settlement? Simple. You get three huge benefits:  1) Time growth. The funds have to be deposited into a bank blocked account anyway until the child turns 18 (under California law).…
Rank this Week: 736

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 706

May it Please the Court

May it Please the Court

Covers legal news and observations. By J. Craig Williams.

http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp
  • Jun 11

    Personal Injury Law Just Got Trickier For Hospital

    Personal Injury Law Just Got Trickier For Hospital
    We thought the tort law in personal injury cases was fairly well defined, but a new appellate opinion has got hospitals and their attorneys in a dither, while plaintiffs and their lawyers are throwing a big party.Especially now that they can…
  • Jun 3

    You Can't Stop Your Home Address From Being Given to Your Union

    You Can't Stop Your Home Address From Being Given to Your Union
    Local 721 of the Service Employees International Union is the exclusive bargaining representative of all Los Angeles County employees.  No one employee can even ask his or her boss for a raise.  SEIU speaks on behalf of everyone,…
  • May 31

    When Is An Insurance Agent Not An Agent?

    When Is An Insurance Agent Not An Agent?
    You may be surprised to learn that an insurance broker, despite the broker's more commonly known name of "insurance agent," isn't really always considered an agent of the insurance company.  Sure, there are some insurance companies that…
Rank this Week: 794

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Covers criminal laws and cases.

http://www.criminaldefenseduilawyer.com
  • May 29

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense
    Today’s Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defenses is about the breath tests and the many physiological factors that can affect their accuracy. A breath test is, without a doubt, the most defensible of all the DUI chemical tests. The most…
  • Apr 4

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI
    Today’s Orange County DUI Lawyer News involves another fatal DUI crash and the arrest of the driver for a drug DUI. According to The Orange County Register, a Garden Grove man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of felony driving…
  • Apr 3

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result
    Los Angeles Superior Court – El Monte Courthouse CHARGE: 1st DUI with enhancement for refusing to submit to a chemical test. FACTS: Client was arrested for a DUI after getting involved in a traffic collision. Client did not speak or…
Rank this Week: 808

California DUI Injury Lawyer Blog

California DUI Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI accidents, injury and wrongful death liability issues. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.californiaduiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Pedestrian Killed by Motorcyclist in Suspected DUI Crash

    Pedestrian Killed by Motorcyclist in Suspected DUI Crash
    ALAMEDA COUNTY - A 67-year-old Hayward man tragically died Saturday night after he was struck by an allegedly speeding motorcyclist, the San Jose Mercury News reported. The collision occurred at Jackson Street at Silva Avenue around 8:54…
  • Oct 9

    Two People Killed in Suspected DUI Crash on Highway 152

    Two People Killed in Suspected DUI Crash on Highway 152
    MERCED COUNTY - Two people were killed early Tuesday morning in a suspected DUI crash on Highway 152, the Los Banos Enterprise reported. The accident was reported at 1:07 p.m. on October 9, 2012, on eastbound Highway 152, west of Highway 33.…
  • Aug 27

    Woman Killed, Man Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Concord

    Woman Killed, Man Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Concord
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY - A 23-year-old Napa woman was tragically killed Friday night in a collision on Highway 4 in Concord, the Napa Valley Register reported. According to the news report, the victim, Maria Anaya-Garcia was a passenger in a…
Rank this Week: 680

California Divorce and Family Law

California Divorce and Family Law

Covers celebrity marriages, child custody, child support, divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, remarriage and taxes. By Jeffrey Lalloway.

http://oc-divorce.typepad.com/california_divorce_and_fa/
  • Aug 7

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga
    Divorce, even at its most amicable, can cause an enormous amount of stress, anger, worry, confusion, and resentment. People often struggle to find ways to overcome the negative feelings that face them. However, in a recent study conducted by…
  • Aug 7

    'Gray Divorces' rising

    'Gray Divorces' rising
    More Baby Boomers couples in Fairfax County are calling it quits. A recent study by an area law firm shows residents older than 55 are divorcing at increasingly high rates. Calling the county "the divorce capital of Virginia," the Arlington…
  • Aug 6

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce
    Stevie Wonder, 62, is ending his 11-year marriage to fashion designer Kai Millard Morris. According to a report at www.tmz.com, the Saginaw-born Wonder filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court using his legal name: Stevland…
Rank this Week: 729

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

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

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Law School Enrollments Continue to Plunge

    Law School Enrollments Continue to Plunge
     Conventional wisdom is that legal costs are consuming an ever-greater portion of the economy each year as Americans supposedly grow more litigious over time. But that view apparently isn't shared by prospective lawyers, who are staying…
  • Jan 12

    When Must "On-Call" or other Employee Time Be Paid -- Mediola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc.

    When Must "On-Call" or other Employee Time Be Paid -- Mediola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc.
    California law is very clear in requiring that "all hours worked" must be compensated at statutory minimum wage or overtime rates.  Less clear, however, is what time must be counted as "work."  In Mediola v. CPS Security, Inc., the…
  • Jan 12

    When Must "On-Call" or other Employee Time Be Paid -- Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc.

    When Must "On-Call" or other Employee Time Be Paid -- Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc.
    California law is very clear in requiring that "all hours worked" must be compensated at statutory minimum wage or overtime rates.  Less clear, however, is what time must be counted as "work."  In Mediola v. CPS Security, Inc., the…
Rank this Week: 917

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Stockholder Inspections of Delaware Corporations in California

    Stockholder Inspections of Delaware Corporations in California
    When foreign corporations do business in California they need to comply with California laws governing such corporations. However, California's law is not the only law that applies to a foreign corporation. Such corporations also have to…
  • Jan 12

    Store Entrances are Not a Public Forum

    Store Entrances are Not a Public Forum
    Business owners have many obligations. They have to consider their obligations to customers, to employees, to vendors, and sometimes even to law enforcement. One set of obligations that sometimes gets overlooked, however, is a business's…
  • Jan 5

    Suspension for Failure to Pay Taxes Can Prevent Legal Action

    Suspension for Failure to Pay Taxes Can Prevent Legal Action
    California's tax code includes a provision that makes it so a domestic corporation that fails to pay certain taxes can have its corporate rights suspended. If your corporation's rights are suspended under this provision, it can affect both…
Rank this Week: 1146

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers,…

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Blog

Covers safety and personal injury news.

http://harrispersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Automatic Emergency Braking Systems for New Car

    Automatic Emergency Braking Systems for New Car
    Automatic Emergency Braking Systems for New Cars The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release regarding state-of-the-art technology that is expected to save lives across the nation. U.S.…
  • Jan 26

    Bicyclist Injured by Unlicensed Driver

    Bicyclist Injured by Unlicensed Driver
    Bicyclist Injured by Unlicensed Driver On Thursday morning, a bicyclist was struck and injured by an unlicensed driver in Santa Maria. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened near College Drive and Betteravia Road.…
  • Jan 26

    Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed

    Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed
    Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed Last Saturday, a pickup truck hit and killed a tow truck driver and injured another in San Marcos. According to ABC News Channel 10, the incident happened at about 7:00 a.m. on State Route 78, when two tow…
Rank this Week: 1071

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/
  • Jan 26

    Changing Your Mind from Legal Separation to Divorce

    Changing Your Mind from Legal Separation to Divorce
    The term "Legal Separation" and "Dissolution" are distinctly different in that a legal separation does not result in dissolving the marriage itself, while a dissolution of marriage does indeed dissolve the marriage and will return the parties…
  • Jan 20

    I Filed for Divorce - Can I Change My Mind?

    I Filed for Divorce - Can I Change My Mind?
    It is not uncommon for spouses who have filed for divorce to question their decision to end the marriage multiple times throughout the process. Getting a divorce is life-changing for both spouses. Sometimes, after one or both parties realize…
  • Jan 19

    What Can You Learn From Looking at the Petition?

    What Can You Learn From Looking at the Petition?
    The realm of family law, as is the case with pretty much all areas of law, is filled with lots of legal paperwork and legal jargon. Being able to understand and properly fill out the judicial council form is half of the battle for a…
Rank this Week: 1040

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jan 26

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Sarun v. Dignity Health

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Sarun v. Dignity Health
    In Sarun v. Dignity Health, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Dec. 15, 2014; pub. ord. Jan. 6, 2015), the plaintiff's UCL and CLRA causes of action alleged that the defendant hospital failed to disclose that it charged uninsured patients more for…
  • Jan 23

    Post-Brinker class certification opinion of note: Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holding

    Post-Brinker class certification opinion of note: Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holding
    Almost a year ago, I put together a list of twelve post-Brinker class certification opinions of note in wage and hour cases. One of the opinions was Martinez v. Joe’s Crab Shack Holdings, 221 Cal.App.4th 1148 (2013), in which the...
  • Jan 22

    New UCL "unlawful" prong opinion: Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court

    New UCL "unlawful" prong opinion: Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court
    In Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jan. 21, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three) held that the trial court should have sustained the defendant's demurrer to the…
Rank this Week: 919

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Wipe it clean

    Wipe it clean
    Picture it.  You're sitting by yourself in your car listening to a classical radio station.  No drugs (are present), you are wide awake, and all of a sudden a dozen police officers come out of nowhere, guns drawn and demand that you…
  • Jan 18

    It's a Trap!

    It's a Trap!
    A problem with the Internet age is that people seem to think that if they didn't find it on the Internet, it's not worth using.  More to the point, if they can't find it on Google.com, then it isn't worth using.  The problem…
  • Jan 14

    Everyone goes sometime

    Everyone goes sometime
    Earlier this week, I received another death threat.  I was debating writing this post but figured I'd do it now in case I'm not around to do so later.  Thing is, I get these threats every now and then from people who get mad that I…
Rank this Week: 999

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
  • Jan 25

    Attorneys Who ADVERTISE Service As A Temporary Judge Violate Judicial Ethic

    Attorneys Who ADVERTISE Service As A Temporary Judge Violate Judicial Ethic
    "Pro Tem" Attorneys Who Advertise Service As a Temporary Judge Violate the California Code of Judicial Ethics! If everybody does it, it cannot be wrong. Right? Wrong. Many lawyers who serve as temporary judges are inadvertently and very…
  • Jan 22

    Thurman Arnold III Named As A 2015 California Superlawyer for Divorce and Family Law!

    Thurman Arnold III Named As A 2015 California Superlawyer for Divorce and Family Law!
    Thurman W. Arnold Is Named As A 2015 Superlawyer! We are pleased and proud to announce that Thurman W. Arnold, III, has just been selected as a 2015 Southern California Family Law and Divorce SuperLawyer! This recognition places his skills…
  • Nov 16

    Making Persuasive Arguments: Using LEGAL MAXIMS In Family Law Case

    Making Persuasive Arguments: Using LEGAL MAXIMS In Family Law Case
    Legal Maxims: The More Human Puzzles Change, the More They Remain the Same! Author: Michael C. Peterson, Esq. Introduction This week's focus on the European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission dramatically reminds us that human beings are…
Rank this Week: 967

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jan 24

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?
    Middle Easterners are flooding out of their countries into neighboring states, Europe, Australia, and the United States. Asylum applications are chronically backlogged in America’s broken immigration system. The various observers and…
  • Jan 18

    Je ne suis pas Lenovo.

    Je ne suis pas Lenovo.
    Readers may have noticed that I have not posted for a while. My semi-routine blogging got interrupted – by Lenovo. Here’s how. My office’s copier contract ended and it was time for a new copier. Copiers these days – I…
  • Nov 23

    Ninth Circuit reminds the BIA of its real purpose in Singh v. Holder.

    Ninth Circuit reminds the BIA of its real purpose in Singh v. Holder.
    The Board of Immigration Appeals and the many other immigration-involved agencies in the federal government sometimes remind me of the movie, the Bridge on the River Kwai. A recent decision, Singh v. Holder,  highlighted this. If you…
Rank this Week: 876

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/
  • Jan 24

    Supreme Court expands judges’ discriminatory organization membership ban

    Supreme Court expands judges’ discriminatory organization membership ban
    We’ve noted that the Supreme Court has many non-case-related responsibilities.  One of those is the constitutionally required job of adopting a Code of Judicial Ethics.  (See article VI, section 18(m).)  The Code provides…
  • Jan 23

    Summary of January 21, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of January 21, 2015 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Jan 23

    Summary of January 21, 2015 conference report for civil case

    Summary of January 21, 2015 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
Rank this Week: 989

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Keep Calm and Carry On May Not Always Be the Best Strategy

    Keep Calm and Carry On May Not Always Be the Best Strategy
    Negotiators are told to keep an even keel when in negotiations, don’t get too excited, down or angry. It should inspire confidence in your client and show the other party you’re in control. But burying that anger may not always…
  • Jan 14

    Emotional Words Grab Attention, But May Not be Accurately Remembered

    Emotional Words Grab Attention, But May Not be Accurately Remembered
    Using emotion when speaking may get a listener’s attention and make what you’re saying seem more compelling, but those short term gains have long term losses, according to research discussed in ScienceDigest. Emotion helps us…
  • Jan 4

    Perceptions and Preferences: Looking Smart Means Looking Like a Negotiator

    Perceptions and Preferences: Looking Smart Means Looking Like a Negotiator
    People perceive others as good leaders or good negotiators based on their looks, according to a study by a university in Amsterdam discussed in Science Daily. Brian Spisak of the VU University Amsterdam and his colleagues studied implicit…
Rank this Week: 922

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

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

    How to Make Your Irrevocable Trust Flexible

    How to Make Your Irrevocable Trust Flexible
    The following post was taken from our January newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. Irrevocable trusts are sometimes intimidating.  Why would I want to set up a trust that I can't revoke?  Even though you cannot…
  • Jan 20

    Chicago Company Gets $2M Fine for Tax Fraud

    Chicago Company Gets $2M Fine for Tax Fraud
    This goes under the category of the more people you involve in your tax fraud, the more likely you are to come to the attention of the government.   On January 15, 2015, a federal judge imposed a $2.1 million fine against a Chicago-based…
  • Jan 13

    Incompetent Attorney Not Reasonable Cause for Late Filing

    Incompetent Attorney Not Reasonable Cause for Late Filing
    In the case of Specht v. United States, the District Court for the Southern District of Ohio found that the Executor of an estate could not recover penalties and interest accrued for failing to timely file or make tax payments because of his…
Rank this Week: 848

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1011

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

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

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse
    How to Take Paul Newman's "The Sting" Out of Your Taxes With the rise of the internet, cloud and smart phone economy, more and more people have the option of living in one state while working in another - remotely. The possibilities for…
  • Dec 12

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident
    California residents who plan to move to another (by definition lower income tax) state, either to retire or for business purposes, often face the problem of how to handle their business interests situated in California. Mostly these…
  • Dec 11

    CANADIAN SNOWBIRD OR LANDLORD OR BOTH? The Tax Difference

    CANADIAN SNOWBIRD OR LANDLORD OR BOTH? The Tax Difference
    Helped along by the depressed US housing market in the past few years, the Palm Springs, California, area has become a hot spot for Canadians to purchase vacation homes or rental property. Often the same property is used for both purposes:…
Rank this Week: 1041

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

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

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

    The Galleon On The Back of Redlands City Hall

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

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

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

    Downtown Redlands and Walkability

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

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

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

    Litigation involing a Decedent

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

    Ambiguous Terms in a Trust - Extrinsic Evidence

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

    The Other Prop 8

    The Other Prop 8
    Many people are familiar with Prop 8, the gay marriage ban passed in 2008 by California voters which was ultimately ruled unconstitutional. However, unknown to many, there is another Prop 8 which was also passed by voters, albeit in November…
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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/
  • Jan 20

    Elder Neglect and Home Caregiver

    Elder Neglect and Home Caregiver
    We know that California assisted-living facilities need to be better regulated by the state. After all, many of the serious and life-threatening injuries sustained by patients in nursing homes and residential care facilities for the elderly…
  • Jan 15

    Hospice Mistreatment and Federal Sanction

    Hospice Mistreatment and Federal Sanction
    Are our elderly loved ones receiving proper end-of-life care at California hospices? A recent article in the Huffington Post reported that, unlike other healthcare facilities that receive Medicare funding, hospices aren’t being punished…
  • Jan 6

    Nursing Home Complaints and Fraud Allegation

    Nursing Home Complaints and Fraud Allegation
    Many of us know that nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) in California made national news over the last year for undesirable reasons related to elder abuse and neglect. Even more…
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Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Features analysis and commentary on consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Offices of Jon G. Brooks.

http://www.bayareabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
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California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Long Term Consequences To Pleading Guilty To Gun Charge

    Long Term Consequences To Pleading Guilty To Gun Charge
    One of the most overlooked areas of criminal defense is the consequence to the defendant, after a conviction, to his or her gun rights. There are numerous convictions under the statutes that would bar a defendant from possessing or owning a…
  • Jan 2

    Teenagers and the Law

    Teenagers and the Law
    Turning 18 is a very exciting time in a teenager’s life, as well as for their parents. However, for most parents, along with the excitement that a parent feels for their child, there comes the serious reality of just what that means.…
  • Dec 4

    California Law Regarding Battery Charge

    California Law Regarding Battery Charge
    Penal Code 242 – Battery Laws in California The crime of battery is often confused with the crime of assault. This may be due to the frequently used term “assault and battery” which is most commonly used rather than just…
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Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Jan 11

    How to finance new hotel development with EB-5: Investors Conference at the Wynn Encore Resort

    How to finance new hotel development with EB-5: Investors Conference at the Wynn Encore Resort
    11 January 2015 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    JMBM is a Platinum Sponsorship of EB-5 Investors Conference in Las Vegas on January 17, 2015 and will moderate and talk about EB-5 for hotel development…
  • Jan 1

    ADA Defense Lawyer: New ADA standards for website accessibility

    ADA Defense Lawyer: New ADA standards for website accessibility
    01 January 2015 Click here for the latest articles on ADA Compliance & Defense. ADA Issues on Websites: Department of Justice Poised to Adopt Accessible Website Standards Since at least 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been…
  • Dec 22

    Hotel Lawyer on HMAs: “The shrinking terms of hotel management agreements”

    Hotel Lawyer on HMAs: “The shrinking terms of hotel management agreements”
    22 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Hotel Management Agreements. A version of this article first appeared in Hotel Business Review in December 2014, and this article is reprinted with permission from…
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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/
  • Jan 9

    The Reality of Driving Under The Influence

    The Reality of Driving Under The Influence
    According to MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving), in 2014, drivers operating vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol killed around 10,500 people; 345,000 were injured. The statistics for the number of accidents occurring in…
  • Dec 1

    What Proposition 47 Means for Convicted

    What Proposition 47 Means for Convicted
    Back in the early 1970’s, during the Nixon era, a new phrase became commonplace in the United States. The War on Drugs was the phrase, and while the idea to combat the sale and use of illegal drugs may have seemed like a good one, it…
  • Nov 13

    Three Car Pileup In Escondido, Result Of DUI – San Diego

    Three Car Pileup In Escondido, Result Of DUI – San Diego
    A three car pileup occurred last night around the 1100 block of East Washington Avenue in Escondido. According to police, a black truck driving around 9p.m. crashed into a silver sedan; makes and models of the vehicles aren’t released.…
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Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    A Cold, Dark Heart in Wyoming

    A Cold, Dark Heart in Wyoming
    Recently an inmate in Wyoming was released after serving 24 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Many states recognize the injustice suffered by the wrongfully imprisoned and require the state compensate the victim. When our system…
  • Nov 13

    In Orange County, CA How Does a Case Get Filed?

    In Orange County, CA How Does a Case Get Filed?
    Ever wonder just how a case gets filed? Let's say you and a neighbor get into a shouting match and the police are called. You are interviewed by the police, as is the other guy. You are not cited for anything, nor is the other person. 3…
  • Nov 6

    In Orange County, CA, Be Careful What You Tell Your Therapist

    In Orange County, CA, Be Careful What You Tell Your Therapist
    Stephen Collins, the actor, told the truth to his therapist. He wanted help with a disease. He felt sick and needed guidance. So he told his therapist about touching young girls in a sexual manner thinking it was a very private and…
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Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers dog bites, car accidents and insurance issues in Stockton and Modesto. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.stocktoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 23

    Stockton Accident Lawyers explain Liability

    Stockton Accident Lawyers explain Liability
    Liability is generally defined as an act or as an omission that resulted in harm to a person, according to Sette’s Stockton personal injury attorneys. But, liability is not a simple concept and accident lawyers representing an injured…
  • Nov 21

    Car Accidents – Stockton Injury Lawyers share their Insight

    Car Accidents – Stockton Injury Lawyers share their Insight
    In Stockton, car accident lawyers experience first-hand, some of the crucial mistakes made by injured parties at the scene of an accident. The minutes after an accident are often charged with emotion that, our personal injury attorneys say,…
  • Oct 23

    Stockton Dog Bites present Lawyers with Challenge

    Stockton Dog Bites present Lawyers with Challenge
    In Stockton, dog bite lawyers at Sette Law know that broad knowledge of state and local laws is critical to helping victims receive just compensation for their injuries. And, it’s important to recognize that although victims have legal…
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Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Nov 21

    AT&T PAYS $51 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA

    AT&T PAYS $51 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA
    The California Attorney General's office filed suit accusing AT&T of disposing of hazardous electronic waste over a 9-year period of time. The $51 million settlement was announced on the same day that the Attorney General filed suit. The…
  • Nov 15

    CHEMICAL LEAK NEAR HOUSTON KILLS 4

    CHEMICAL LEAK NEAR HOUSTON KILLS 4
    Sometimes chemicals designed for safety can themselves become deadly. For example, NBC reports that Saturday morning a chemical used to odorize natural gas, and thus warn people of the presence of the potentially explosive gas, itself leaked…
  • Apr 25

    Yet more controversy over solar power The…

    Yet more controversy over solar power The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a report concerning the effect on birds of three solar facilities in Southern California.…
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Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

http://wwwrealestatemediation.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 14

    California Association of Realtor

    California Association of Realtor
    Jim W Hildreth Mediator was appointed by the California Association of Realtors to serve on the newly formed mediation panel known as Mediation Center.Hildreth's focus is disputes involving real estate, with buyers, sellers and the real…
  • Dec 28

    California Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act

    California Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act
    California Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act: California’s solar access laws appear in the state’s Civil, Government, Health and SaJim W…
  • Dec 24

    Alameda County Superior Court, Oaklans, CA

    Alameda County Superior Court, Oaklans, CA
    Untitled, a photo by TulipFleurs on Flickr.Oakland, CA Happy Holidays from Real Estate Mediation Services.http://www.RealEstateMediation.orghttp://www.RealEstateMediation.org
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Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce
    Whenever a client contacts me at the office or after a seminar and they are in the early critical stages of the brand selection process, it is as clear as any other time in the brand development process that the nuances and misconceptions …
  • Sep 19

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)
  • Sep 9

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME
    Caterpillar Inc. may not be as recognizable as the most famous Hollywood Celebrities, but who says fame can't have its benefits for heavy machinery companies as well. News out of Alexandria, Virginia this past week with the TTAB issuing an…
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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…
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Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the fruits and nuts of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
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Jeff R. Layfield Blog

Jeff R. Layfield Blog

Provides tips on how to keep assets safe in case of a divorce.

http://www.layfieldlawfirm.com/blog.html
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Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 1020

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
  • Nov 5

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
  • Nov 4

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
Rank this Week: 879

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 1042