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Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Bluestein v. Cent. WI Anesthesiology, S.C: Employment Discrimination

    Bluestein v. Cent. WI Anesthesiology, S.C: Employment Discrimination
    Bluestein v. Cent. WI Anesthesiology, S.C, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involved an anesthesiologist who sued her employer for wrongful termination under Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964,…
  • Oct 18

    Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County

    Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County
    Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County is yet another example of a package delivery service trying to classify its drivers as independent contractors instead of employees to avoid paying overtime and benefits. This case was heard…
  • Oct 13

    L.A. Call Center Sued for Sexual Harassment

    L.A. Call Center Sued for Sexual Harassment
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will often be the first to intervene in the event of discrimination or another violation against an employee. In a recent case, the federal agency has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles…
Rank this Week: 1570

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    I'm Dual Purposing!

    I'm Dual Purposing!
    I'm in Austin, TX, for the next couple of days.My Aunt Gail died late last week after a protracted fight with cancer, so the extended family is here to both commiserate and celebrate - last night we drank some wine, ate some pasta, and did…
  • Oct 23

    Texas Plan Based Audit

    Texas Plan Based Audit
    Texas does a lot of things differently, and certainly when it comes to work injury protection the state is alone in a number of areas.Texas was one of the first to introduce an Independent Medical Review process to its system, an idea that…
  • Oct 22

    Occupational Codes and Rating

    Occupational Codes and Rating
    One of the concepts that got me through law school was that there was always a rule, then there were exceptions to the rule.And of course, being the academic study of law, there were always exceptions to the exceptions to the rule - but when…
Rank this Week: 3719

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 24, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 24, 2014
    Erin and I were in Burbank yesterday to to talk governance at a foundation’s board retreat. Have a listen to Amy Adams sing Happy Working Song while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Guidestar USA: Introducing…
  • Oct 17

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting a Hot Topic Call on legal issues for the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors. If you’re interested in viewing the accompanying slide deck, you can download it by clicking Hot Topics in…
  • Oct 17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014
    My week started in Houston speaking at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference and visiting the awesome dinosaur exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Have a listen to Was (Not Was)’s Walk the Dinosaur while perusing our…
Rank this Week: 1412

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/
  • Oct 23

    Is Insurance Really Exempt from the U.S. Antitrust Laws?

    Is Insurance Really Exempt from the U.S. Antitrust Laws?
    In many instances, conduct involving the business of insurance is, indeed, exempt from antitrust liability. So why does insurance sometimes get a free pass? In 1945, Congress passed a law called The McCarran-Ferguson Act. Insurance, of…
  • Oct 16

    The US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC

    The US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC
    The US Supreme Court does not review many antitrust cases. So when they do, it is kind of a big deal for antitrust attorneys around the world. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v.…
  • Oct 9

    Can You Make Money From an Antitrust Hedge Fund?

    Can You Make Money From an Antitrust Hedge Fund?
    So here’s an idea. Let me know what you think: A hedge fund or other investment vehicle centered on antitrust analysis. I’ll explain. As you might know, I am an antitrust attorney. And I write a blog on antitrust and competition…
Rank this Week: 2015

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    What Is a Family Limited Partnership?

    What Is a Family Limited Partnership?
    People often say that we live in a litigious society. Lawsuits are common, and people who like to sue others tend to seek out targets with deep pockets. As a result, certain people are particularly vulnerable to lawsuits. Landlords who own…
  • Oct 22

    What Is Joint Tenancy?

    What Is Joint Tenancy?
    People sometimes look for shortcuts that seem attractive on the surface, and this enters into the realm of estate planning. Joint tenancy is one of the shortcuts that you should understand thoroughly. You may want to take pause…
  • Oct 21

    What Is an Executor?

    What Is an Executor?
    Probate is a legal process that comes into play if you use a last will to facilitate asset transfers after you pass away. When you create a last will, you name an executor. This is the person who will handle the estate administration…
Rank this Week: 1751

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Direct Deposit Refund Rule: New for 2015

    Direct Deposit Refund Rule: New for 2015
    Nowadays almost everybody files their Federal Tax Returns electronically.  The IRS has encouraged e-filing for many years now.  It’s a win-win because the IRS can process electronic returns very rapidly and the filer is happy…
  • Oct 17

    I’m Becoming a TAS Fanboy

    I’m Becoming a TAS Fanboy
    I know I’ve said some harsh (maybe even disparaging) comments about the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) in the past.  My comments have usually been related to the “quasi independent” nature of this service and how they…
  • Oct 15

    IRS and the Plain Writing Act

    IRS and the Plain Writing Act
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently audited the IRS’ compliance with the Plain Writing Act of 2010.  The Plain Writing Act is not what you think.  It doesn’t restrict descriptive…
Rank this Week: 3182

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Happy National Estate Planning Awareness Week!

    Happy National Estate Planning Awareness Week!
    National Estate Planning Week is a good time to remind people about the importance of planning.
  • Oct 5

    State Inheritance and Estate Taxe

    State Inheritance and Estate Taxe
    Nineteen states and D.C. levy and estate or inheritance tax. These taxes can affect California residents.
  • Sep 23

    Taking Parents Off the Hook

    Taking Parents Off the Hook
    The New York Times published an interesting story this weekend on the expectations that parents and children have with respect to inheritances. The article summarized a study published in The Gerontologist last year, in which older adults and…
Rank this Week: 3536

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Community Property and Separate Property Trust

    Community Property and Separate Property Trust
    California is a community property state for marital property purposes. This means that assets considered "community property" are equally owned by the spouses, i.e. each owns 50%. Conversely, assets considered "separate property" are owned…
  • Oct 15

    Deathbed estate planning

    Deathbed estate planning
    Haste makes waste.Unfortunately when people engage in extremely expedient estate planning, disastrous results can occur. The reason being is that legal issues are not identified and addressed due to a shortage of time. Consequently, the…
  • Oct 9

    Heggstad Petition

    Heggstad Petition
    A Heggstad petition is a tool used to judicially transfer real estate into a revocable trust when the settlor failed to do so during their lifetime. That is, the settlor created a trust but never formally transferred their real estate into…
Rank this Week: 3097

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Oct 23

    HAPPY FRIDAY VIDEO

    HAPPY FRIDAY VIDEO
    This is a very funny video that will hopefully let you have a fun end of the week.
  • Oct 20

    DO LIKE OR HATE HALLOWEEN?

    DO LIKE OR HATE HALLOWEEN?
    When you take a survey of how people feel about Halloween, you usually get answers like: “oh, I love  to get dressed up and go to a party” or “I hate it.  All that candy and the kids get crazy” or ” I…
  • Oct 13

    LET’S GO BACK TO KINDNESS

    LET’S GO BACK TO KINDNESS
    I was watching a PBS show on “The Royals” and one of the surprising insights they talked about was the fact that the Royal Family is and was taught how to be interested in each person they spoke with.  This created good…
Rank this Week: 1659

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/
Rank this Week: 1534

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

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

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1978

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/
  • Oct 23

    Popular elections of American state judges is wasteful, anti-business, provincial, third-rate and a global joke.

    Popular elections of American state judges is wasteful, anti-business, provincial, third-rate and a global joke.
    On Tuesday, November 4, Americans will vote in mid-term federal elections for all House seats and one-third of the U.S. Senate seats. Moreover, except in Louisiana (with its general election in early December), voters in each state will vote…
  • Oct 23

    Pantheon: Nico

    Pantheon: Nico
    Born Christa Päffgen in Cologne (1938-1988)...
  • Oct 22

    Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014)

    Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014)
    Bradlee with Washington Post owner Katherine Graham in 1971. Ben Bradlee's death saddens me and many, many other people. In the 1970s and 1980s, Washington Post managing editor Bradlee was an idol to me and most of my friends...
Rank this Week: 2257

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    DWR to Host Informational Webinar Sessions for Incorporating Flood Risk into Local General Plan

    DWR to Host Informational Webinar Sessions for Incorporating Flood Risk into Local General Plan
    The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will host two informational webinar sessions on the recently released Guidance on General Plan Amendments for Addressing Flood Risk (September 2014). The Guidance document was…
  • Oct 14

    When It Comes To CEQA, It's Good To Be The King er, I Mean The Governor

    When It Comes To CEQA, It's Good To Be The King er, I Mean The Governor
    By William W. Abbott Picayune Rancheria v. Brown (September 24, 2014, C074506) ___ Cal.App.4th ___. Practitioners are familiar with the incredible breadth in the applicability of CEQA to numerous governmental agency actions. Agencies have…
  • Oct 10

    REMINDER - NEW CLASS - Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute

    REMINDER - NEW CLASS - Update on Easement Law and Boundary Dispute
    Join Glen C. Hansen of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, in a new class which discusses recent developments in resolving easement and boundary disputes in California. This is an advanced class aimed primarily at land surveyors, civil engineers,…
Rank this Week: 1408

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 23

    Safety First for Bicyclists in Stockton

    Safety First for Bicyclists in Stockton
    Bicycle accident lawyers at Sette Law in Stockton look at national trends regarding safety for residents who enjoy bike riding for fun and recreation. Those statistics, according to our Stockton personal injury attorneys, show a heightened…
  • Sep 30

    TBI a Danger to Young and Old in Stockton

    TBI a Danger to Young and Old in Stockton
    Personal injury lawyers in Stockton look at the rise in head injuries to children and older adults with concern. Sette Law’s, Stockton head injury attorneys are aware that many serious injuries are preventable with some basic…
Rank this Week: 4695

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    How Much is Your Business Worth?

    How Much is Your Business Worth?
    Thinking about selling your business? Maybe you’ve put in enough time and energy into it and you feel it’s time to retire or you want to start a new business. One of the first things you need to figure out is how much your…
  • Oct 16

    Failure to Disclose as Fraud Under the Securities and Exchange Act

    Failure to Disclose as Fraud Under the Securities and Exchange Act
    Corporate officers face an ever expanding and deepening pool of potential legal liability when it comes to running their business and making (or not making) disclosures about it. A recent case involving the federal Securities and Exchange…
  • Oct 9

    Every Vote Counts, Unless It Doesn’t

    Every Vote Counts, Unless It Doesn’t
    When it comes to shareholder voting, what votes are counted how can mean all the difference between a measure being approved or not. Over time if a measure failed in the past, if voting standards are changed, those in favor of it may be in…
Rank this Week: 1599

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

Features business updates with a focus on California law. By Top Floor Legal, PC.

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    Small Business Saturday

    Small Business Saturday
    Small Business Saturday is November 29, 2014. Last year shoppers spent approximately $5.7 billion at independent merchants around the country on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and the numbers have been rising steadily since 2010. American…
  • Oct 21

    What Should I Pay My Employees?

    What Should I Pay My Employees?
    If your small business is about to begin to hire its first employees, you may be puzzled about how much to pay them. If you offer too little, you won’t be able to hire who you want, but if you offer too much, you may find yourself…
  • Oct 16

    Bring Your Own Device – Good Idea?

    Bring Your Own Device – Good Idea?
    Many employers now either expect or permit employees to use their own electronic devices – smartphones, tablets and laptops – for work.  For company purposes, those devices need access to the company network and vice…
Rank this Week: 1650

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2760

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 23

    DaVita to Pay $350 Million Over Allegations of Kickback

    DaVita to Pay $350 Million Over Allegations of Kickback
    DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. has agreed to pay $350 million over allegations they paid kickbacks to induce referral fees for dialysis treatment. The allegations involve kickbacks that were paid between 2005 and 2014 to physicians and…
  • Oct 18

    Canadian Pilot Arrested for Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs Into John Wayne Airport

    Canadian Pilot Arrested for Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs Into John Wayne Airport
    A Canadian pilot and his passenger were arrested October 10, 2014 for allegedly trying to smuggle $2 million in ecstasy into John Wayne Airport. Giles Lapointe, 61 and Krista Boseley, 30 are in federal custody on charges of conspiracy to…
  • Oct 15

    Anaheim Physician Placed on Probation with the California Medical Board

    Anaheim Physician Placed on Probation with the California Medical Board
    Dr. Violeta Moyer De Jesus was placed on five years of probation by the California Medical Board after the board found her unsafe to practice safely due to her bipolar condition. Dr. De Jesus was subjected to a psychiatric evaluation las…
Rank this Week: 4249

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    What should I do if I have been injured in a train accident?

    What should I do if I have been injured in a train accident?
      Train accidents may not be something that you spend a great deal of time worrying about. You may believe that train travel is something that rarely occurs. There are actually 12 million cargo containers transported by train each year…
  • Oct 20

    Wells Fargo Paying $5 Million to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Allegation

    Wells Fargo Paying $5 Million to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Allegation
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced last week that it reached a $5 million settlement with Wells Fargo to resolve claims that the company discriminated against pregnant women, new mothers, and women on maternity…
  • Oct 16

    Can I sue if an ambulance comes too slowly in San Francisco?

    Can I sue if an ambulance comes too slowly in San Francisco?
    The subject of emergency response time is a hot topic in San Francisco right now. Late last month, an ambulance responding to a car accident involving the wife of the mayor arrived after the 10 minute time standard set by the San Francisco…
Rank this Week: 1714

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Oct 23

    Are There Defenses to Murder in California?

    Are There Defenses to Murder in California?
    Few criminal offenses carry with them the potential penalties that murder does in the State of California. In fact, capital murder can result in the death penalty in California, clearly the harshest possible penalty available. If you have…
  • Oct 21

    Possible Penalties for a Driving under the Influence Conviction in California

    Possible Penalties for a Driving under the Influence Conviction in California
    As a result of campaigns by groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, to raise public awareness about the risks associated with drinking and driving, the laws relating to driving under the influence, or DUI,  have changed…
  • Oct 16

    What Is Extortion in California?

    What Is Extortion in California?
    Have you ever been in a situation, knowingly or unknowingly, where you may have blackmailed someone? Meaning that you used information against someone in order to get something you wanted. Maybe it was a misunderstanding, or maybe you were…
Rank this Week: 3156

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Oct 22

    Inequitable conduct defense successful despite high standard

    Inequitable conduct defense successful despite high standard
    Inequitable conduct is a defense to patent infringement to avoid liability for patent infringement.  However, inequitable conduct also offers a way to introduce unfavorable facts about the patent owner, inventors, etc. to paint the…
  • Oct 16

    Uncorrected USPTO mistakes in a patent cuts off past damage

    Uncorrected USPTO mistakes in a patent cuts off past damage
    Immediately after issuance of a patent, it is useful to check that the claims are accurately printed on the patent.  The USPTO uses character recognition software which sometimes results in inconsistencies in the claims.  The…
  • Oct 1

    Attacking patent claims as indefinite made easier

    Attacking patent claims as indefinite made easier
    In Interval Licensing, LLC v. AOL, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Sept. 10, 2014), the Federal Circuit invalidated a patent claim as being indefinite under a new standard set forth by the Supreme Court of the United States in Biosig v. Nautilus (S. Ct.…
Rank this Week: 3894

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
Rank this Week: 1949

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By William D Hartsock, Tax Attorney Inc.

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1977

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Oct 22

    Federal Court Orders DOT to Respond to Sierra Club’s Unsafe Tank Car Lawsuit

    Federal Court Orders DOT to Respond to Sierra Club’s Unsafe Tank Car Lawsuit
    A Federal Court has ordered the Department of Transportation (DOT) to respond to a lawsuit filed by three environmental organizations—Earthjustice, Sierra Club and ForestEthics—in which the parties asked the court to order DOT to…
  • Oct 15

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build
    California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed California Senate Bill (SB) 785. As my colleague Nancy Smith has observed, enactment of SB 785 is a major step forward for the State of California, because now many more state and local…
  • Oct 15

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build
    California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed California Senate Bill (SB) 785. As my colleague Nancy Smith has observed, enactment of SB 785 is a major step forward for the State of California, because now many more state and local…
Rank this Week: 3818

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Oct 22

    The Civil Rights Act – looking ahead

    The Civil Rights Act – looking ahead
    By Marvin Krakow When we look back, few of us would want to be associated with opposition to our country’s efforts to end discrimination.  Yet, today, as we did then, we all too quickly close our eyes to the mistreatment of others,…
  • Oct 10

    Our overly-litigious society: The justice system is out of control

    Our overly-litigious society: The justice system is out of control
    By Craig Byrnes I’m a trial lawyer.  When people find out what I do for a living, I usually get an earful. Too many lawsuits, they say. The verdicts are too high, they tell me. The first thing I learned about being a good lawyer is…
  • Oct 7

    The Civil Rights Act – looking back, looking ahead

    The Civil Rights Act – looking back, looking ahead
    By Marvin Krakow The Civil Rights Act of 1964 guaranteed equal treatment in the workplace, in public facilities, and in public accommodations, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or sex.  Equality was not the norm in 1964. …
Rank this Week: 1703

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Oct 22

    Join Us at the Appraisal Institute’s Annual Litigation Seminar in Los Angeles on November 13

    Join Us at the Appraisal Institute’s Annual Litigation Seminar in Los Angeles on November 13
    The Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute will be holding its 47th annual Litigation Seminar on November 13, 2014 at the City Club in Los Angeles.  I’ll be presenting on the topic “The Perception of Advocacy…
  • Oct 21

    City of Pittsburg, CA moves forward on controversial Donlon Blvd. Project

    City of Pittsburg, CA moves forward on controversial Donlon Blvd. Project
    The Contra Costa Times reported last week that the City of Pittsburg certified the environmental document for the Donlon Boulevard extension after nearly two decades of trying.  Although the vote was unanimous, the project has vocal…
  • Oct 18

    Join Us at the ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Seminar

    Join Us at the ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Seminar
    For those of you interested in hearing from eminent domain experts across the United States on hot topic condemnation issues, I hope you’ll join us at the ALI-CLE’s 32nd Annual Eminent domain and Land Valuation Litigation Program.…
Rank this Week: 3766

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Oct 22

    Seeing Pink

    Seeing Pink
    It’s not often that you see guys in pink hard hats. So I had to take a picture when I saw these guys on my drive…
  • Oct 20

    California’s High Speed Rail Project. Are We Done With the Drama?

    California’s High Speed Rail Project. Are We Done With the Drama?
    Proponents of California’s high-speed rail project cleared a major hurdle this past week when the California Supreme Court declined to review a California Court of Appeals…
  • Oct 13

    Contractors: Beware the Subordination Clause

    Contractors: Beware the Subordination Clause
    Did you know that California is the only state in the country in which mechanics liens are a constitutional right? Tis true. Article XIV of the California Constitution…
Rank this Week: 1800

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Oct 22

    Temporary Employees: Are They Your Employees?

    Temporary Employees: Are They Your Employees?
    This blog post was authored by Michelle Meek. Many public employers turn to staffing companies to fulfill their temporary staffing needs. Although staffing companies offer quick access to qualified workers, employers should be aware that…
  • Oct 14

    Texts and E-mails on Personal Devices – Are They “Public Records”?

    Texts and E-mails on Personal Devices – Are They “Public Records”?
    Public officials may sometimes use personal devices such as smartphones and personal e-mail or other accounts to communicate concerning their agency’s business.  Are these e-mails, texts, or other communications “public…
  • Oct 7

    Screening Applicants With Domestic Violence Criminal History

    Screening Applicants With Domestic Violence Criminal History
    The National Football League’s handling of several recent high-profile domestic violence incidents involving players Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Jonathan Dwyer have raised the national consciousness regarding how employers handle domestic…
Rank this Week: 3589

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/
  • Oct 22

    Grant Funding to Combat Elder Abuse

    Grant Funding to Combat Elder Abuse
    Elder abuse is much too common across the country, and nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in California have proven particularly prominent offenders of nursing home abuse and neglect.  What do we need to prevent elder abuse in…
  • Oct 15

    Class Action Against California Nursing Home Owner

    Class Action Against California Nursing Home Owner
    Changes are on the way for nursing homes and California assisted living facilities.  In the midst of shifts to the law, victims of nursing home abuse are filing a class action lawsuit against the owner of 57 skilled nursing facilities in…
  • Oct 8

    Fines to Increase at Assisted-Living Facilitie

    Fines to Increase at Assisted-Living Facilitie
    New Bill Raises Penalties for Elder Abuse and Neglect Is the state of California taking seriously the problems with nursing home abuse and elder neglect at assisted-living facilities?  According to a recent article in UT San Diego,…
Rank this Week: 1351

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/
  • Oct 22

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney?

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney?
    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney? from Roy W. Litherland   Powers of attorney are often used within the legal field. Learn more about durable power of attorney in california in this presentation. The post Should I Have a Durable…
  • Oct 21

    How Is Property Distributed When There Is No Last Will?

    How Is Property Distributed When There Is No Last Will?
    If you were to die without a last will or any other estate planning document directing the transfer of your property, you would die intestate. Exactly how property would be distributed would depend upon the ownership details. Let’s look…
  • Oct 19

    Free Report: Why Should I Have A Durable Power of Attorney in California

    Free Report: Why Should I Have A Durable Power of Attorney in California
    A truly comprehensive estate plan will address the eventualities that you may face during the latter portion of your life. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Incapacity Planning California Adult Conservatorship Durable Powers of…
Rank this Week: 1748

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Oct 21

    Startling Benefit To Incorporating Your Busine

    Startling Benefit To Incorporating Your Busine
    Incorporate to protect yourself from the debts of your  business, shriek the ads. That’s the theory of incorporation:  create a separate legal entity in the form of the corporation. Let that entity incur debt and expose itself…
  • Oct 20

    Sign Your Corporation’s Name So You Aren’t On The Hook

    Sign Your Corporation’s Name So You Aren’t On The Hook
    John Hancock knew how to sign his name- so large that King George could read it without his glasses. But most small business folks who do business as a corporation are clueless when it comes to signing contracts on behalf of their…
  • Oct 17

    Get Out From Under Student Loans In Half The Time

    Get Out From Under Student Loans In Half The Time
    Work full time for a governmental agency or non-profit, and you can discharge your federal student loans after 10 years of payments. Regardless of the balance. Tax free. And regardless of the job you hold in a qualifying employer. Rich man,…
Rank this Week: 2040

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Oct 21

    Don't Let Your Workers Compensation Claim Hurt Your Wrongful Termination Case

    Don't Let Your Workers Compensation Claim Hurt Your Wrongful Termination Case
    Many disability discrimination and wrongful termination cases involve a workers compensation claim. One mistake that a wrongful termination claimant should avoid is exaggerating his/her disability when dealing with his workers comp doctors.…
  • Jul 16

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination
    A major health care provider Dialysis Clinic Inc. was sued for disability discrimination this week by EEOC. The lawsuit has been filed in the Eastern District Court in Sacramento. The plaintiff Francisca Lee had worked at the…
  • Jul 6

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"
    This week, the California Supreme Court reversed a prior troubling decision where one appellate court held that an employee's refusal to sign an acknowledgment form that he received a warning or PIP notice is misconduct within the meaning of…
Rank this Week: 1143

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

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

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Oct 21

    Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?

    Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?
    When life-saving airbags contain hidden defects, they can become lethal weapons. That awful irony is the story behind several tragic deaths and many injuries believed to be caused by certain defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corp.…
  • Sep 19

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny
    In a proposal released this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it intends to exercise increased scrutiny over non-bank auto finance companies that make, acquire or refinance 10,000 auto loans or leases per year. There…
  • Sep 17

    Car Buying Tips You Don't Want to Mi

    Car Buying Tips You Don't Want to Mi
    If you dread - absolutely dread - buying a car, you are not alone. A reported 83% of Americans loathe the process of dealing with a car salesman. You would rather go to the dentist, handle a job interview, or sit through dinner with the…
Rank this Week: 1017

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    New Client: Tuscany at Porter Ranch Community Association

    New Client: Tuscany at Porter Ranch Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Tuscany at Porter Ranch Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Tuscany is a private gated community in Porter Ranch which includes Cortile. It consists of…
  • Oct 10

    AB 1738 Signed: HOAs Set to Incur Greater Attorney's Fees to Resolve Member Disputes via IDR

    AB 1738 Signed: HOAs Set to Incur Greater Attorney's Fees to Resolve Member Disputes via IDR
    *New Legislation Provisions of the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (Civ. Code §§ 4000 - 6150) currently require homeowners associations ("HOAs") to "provide a fair, reasonable, and expeditious procedure for resolving…
  • Oct 7

    New Client: Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association

    New Client: Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association
    We are proud to announce that Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Heritage Ranch is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Winchester being developed by Beazer Homes.…
Rank this Week: 3100

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    What is Successor Liability and Why Should I Care?

    What is Successor Liability and Why Should I Care?
    This post about successor liability is prompted by a question that I answered recently on Quora. (See Can I dissolve my corporation and transfer its website to my personal ownership?) The following is oriented somewhat toward California law,…
  • Oct 16

    Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Part of Every California Contract

    Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Part of Every California Contract
    This post discusses and explains the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. For decades, courts have held that this covenant is implied in every California contract. Purpose of Good Faith and Fair Dealing In 1942, the California Supreme…
  • Oct 9

    Under RULLCA Operating Agreements Have Limit

    Under RULLCA Operating Agreements Have Limit
    At the beginning of this year, the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) took effect. (See RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014.) This post discusses how under RULLCA operating agreements for LLCs have…
Rank this Week: 3942

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Information on tort law in California. By Glotzer & Sweat LLP.

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Oct 21

    Personal Injury Insurance Settlement Negotiations in CA

    Personal Injury Insurance Settlement Negotiations in CA
    Personal injury insurance settlement negotiations in CA can be tricky without the right advice and assistance of legal counsel.  Having negotiated hundreds of claims throughout the Golden State ranging from traffic collisions to injuries…
  • Oct 14

    Video Message from Attorney Steven Sweat

    Video Message from Attorney Steven Sweat
    Watch my awesome new video. Thanks @SmartShootInc -> http://t.co/Ribn2uZ0oc #video #nofilter — Steven M. Sweat (@StevenMSweat) October 14, 2014 We welcome you to watch a video message from attorney Steven Sweat about the history of…
  • Oct 3

    Right of Way Car Accident Claims in California

    Right of Way Car Accident Claims in California
    Right of way car accident claims in California involve numerous, common traffic collision fact patterns as I can attest to as a personal injury attorney handling cases throughout the state including Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, the…
Rank this Week: 1755

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3034

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

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

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Oct 21

    Four of the Weirdest Animal Laws of All Time

    Four of the Weirdest Animal Laws of All Time
    Humans aren’t the only ones who have to follow the rules. It doesn’t take much legislative history research to turn up an animal law or two, but if you keep at it long enough, your law research will eventually yield some pretty…
  • Oct 13

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent
      What does this statute mean? As we are well aware here at Legislative Intent Service, in the face of ambiguous language, sometimes this simple question has no easy answers. Sure, we have canons of statutory interpretation. But what…
  • Sep 11

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today
    About 20% of all civil lawsuits in the U.S. have to do with automobile accidents. Every day, people get speeding tickets, have fender benders, or break traffic laws in a myriad of other ways — some of which may be stranger than…
Rank this Week: 1820

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Same-Sex Couples Who Marry Could Encounter Obstacles to Divorce

    Same-Sex Couples Who Marry Could Encounter Obstacles to Divorce
    Laws governing marriage and divorce vary from state to state, including whether the jurisdiction recognizes a same-sex union. Just recently, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear any cases on same-sex marriage from the lower…
  • Oct 14

    California Court Precludes Ex-Wife's Challenge of Child Support Arrearage and Attorney Fee

    California Court Precludes Ex-Wife's Challenge of Child Support Arrearage and Attorney Fee
    The California Family Code and other portions of state law govern many aspects of a divorce proceeding. Courts in this state are empowered to issue any number of orders affecting the parties' rights to items such as marital property, spousal…
  • Oct 7

    California Court Addresses A Mother's Efforts To "Reunify" With Her Child

    California Court Addresses A Mother's Efforts To "Reunify" With Her Child
    Many child custody issues arise within or are connected to a divorce proceeding. Courts will generally refer to what is known as "the best interests of the child" standard when making any rulings concerning a child's custody arrangement. …
Rank this Week: 3741

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Who Can Get A License To Carry A Concealed Weapon in California

    Who Can Get A License To Carry A Concealed Weapon in California
    As a Criminal Defense Lawyer, practicing law for more than 20 years in Orange County California, I am often asked about the law as it pertains to legally carrying a concealed weapon.  While my practice does not include assisting people…
  • Oct 6

    White Collar Crime in Orange County, California

    White Collar Crime in Orange County, California
    White collar crime involves illegal activity that is done for the sole purpose of financial gain to the individual being accused and typically takes place in a businesses or corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the business is a…
  • Sep 25

    New Phone App Leads to Bomb Threats and Closure of Orange County HIgh School

    New Phone App Leads to Bomb Threats and Closure of Orange County HIgh School
    A new phone app called “Yik Yak” has become extremely popular among teens over the last several months. The app was originally created and meant for college-age students as a virtual campus bulletin board. It is a location-based…
Rank this Week: 1140

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
  • Oct 21

    IKEA Swing Falls Short of Expectations; Injures Children

    IKEA Swing Falls Short of Expectations; Injures Children
    After IKEA  received various reports of children falling out of the GUNGGUNG swing and injuring themselves, it has recalled more than 2,000 swings in the US and 300 swings in Canada. The recall states that “IKEA urges customers who…
  • Oct 21

    Transgender Inmate Fails To Prove Jail Ignored Sexual Assault Risk

    Transgender Inmate Fails To Prove Jail Ignored Sexual Assault Risk
    On December 7, 2012 D.B., a transgender inmate housed at Orange County Jail, filed a lawsuit against Orange County and Orange County Jail officials for the sexual assault she endured as a result of being housed with another inmate rather than…
  • Oct 21

    New Litigation Blames Johnson’s Baby Powder for Causing Ovarian Cancer

    New Litigation Blames Johnson’s Baby Powder for Causing Ovarian Cancer
    For over a hundred years, new moms have trusted Johnson & Johnson baby products to provide the purest and gentlest care for their newborn babies. In addition to being used by babies, Johnson’s Baby Powder has been used for…
Rank this Week: 2531

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 3448

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Divorce Not Necessarily Bad For The Kid

    Divorce Not Necessarily Bad For The Kid
    Countless times I have sat in on meetings with parents during which they tell me that they stayed in bad marriages for the sake of the children.  For years psychologists at continuing legal education classes have told me that staying…
  • Oct 14

    Online Child Support Calculator

    Online Child Support Calculator
    Walk into most California family law courtrooms, or into the office of many California family law lawyers, and you will be introduced to a software program called Dissomaster.  This very expensive computer software, $500 plus per year,…
  • Oct 6

    Supreme Court Punts Again On Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Punts Again On Same-Sex Marriage
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court let stand appeals court rulings from five states that allow same-sex marriage.  It may seem odd to some folks not familiar with the workings of the court, but what it has done is made a decision by…
Rank this Week: 2594

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    West Sacramento removes freeway, neighborhood bloom

    West Sacramento removes freeway, neighborhood bloom
    25 years after the Loma Prieta earthquake prompted the removal of the Embarcadero Freeway in San Francisco, cities are increasingly following San Francisco’s template for urban revitalization. One interesting story of freeway removal…
  • Oct 15

    12-foot lanes don’t improve safety. So why do we keep building them?

    12-foot lanes don’t improve safety. So why do we keep building them?
    Lane widths might seem like a boring, esoteric aspect of traffic engineering, but they really matter for creating safe, livable streets. Noted city planner and urban designer Jeff Speck recently published a convincing piece on CityLab against…
  • Oct 2

    Oaklavia highlights need for better bicycle infrastructure around Lake Merritt

    Oaklavia highlights need for better bicycle infrastructure around Lake Merritt
    Oakland recently hosted Oaklavia, an open streets event that invites people to walk, bike, dance, play, and socialize in the streets. It’s a terrific, if underappreciated event that both showcases the city’s vibrancy and the…
Rank this Week: 2991

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Oct 21

    Bad Trustees: How to Handle Bad California Trustee

    Bad Trustees: How to Handle Bad California Trustee
    Bad Trustees can cause a great deal of harm to you and your Trust interests.  Here is a video describing how to handle a bad trustee. For our email subscribers, please click on the title link to watch this video on our blog……
  • Oct 16

    When California Trust No-Contest Clauses Apply…And When They Don’t

    When California Trust No-Contest Clauses Apply…And When They Don’t
    There is much confusion regarding the use, and misuse, of no-contest clauses.  No-contest clauses rarely apply, and they never apply to a beneficiary who questions the actions and management of the Trust by the Trustee.  In this…
  • Oct 6

    Trustee Surcharge: Holding Trustee’s Liable for Bad Act

    Trustee Surcharge: Holding Trustee’s Liable for Bad Act
        In California, Trustee’s have a host of duties and obligations they must abide by.  When a Trustee breaches his duty as Trustee, he is liable for money damages equal to the harm he causes.  This is called a…
Rank this Week: 3578