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Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • May 23

    No Mayday Call from Egypt Air Flight 804

    No Mayday Call from Egypt Air Flight 804
    Aviation expert Clive Irving suggests that, because the Egypt Air pilots made no mayday call, they must have been killed before the aircraft crashed.  In other words, the crash was the result of terrorism rather than a mechanical…
  • May 17

    Aviation Defense Attorneys Tout Their Chummy Relationship With The NTSB

    Aviation Defense Attorneys Tout Their Chummy Relationship With The NTSB
    The NTSB allows aviation manufacturers to participate in its crash investigations.  But it excludes from the investigation the crash victims, the victims’ lawyers, and their experts.  That’s how the NTSB has gone about…
  • May 13

    Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive Corp.: Manufacturer Can Be Sued Even Though FAA Approved Design

    Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive Corp.: Manufacturer Can Be Sued Even Though FAA Approved Design
    Here’s the pre-emption argument: Our plane’s design was approved by the FAA.  If plaintiffs think there is something wrong with it, they should take it up with the FAA. But they should leave us alone.”…
Rank this Week: 4115

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • May 23

    Bicycle Accidents Caused by Parked Car

    Bicycle Accidents Caused by Parked Car
    Bicycle accidents caused by parked cars are more common than you think. For bike riders, safely navigating their way on the roads requires not only following the current traffic laws with the California Vehicle Code (CVC), but also factoring…
  • May 10

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Caused By Trauma

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Caused By Trauma
    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) caused by trauma is a condition that can develop after a motor vehicle collision, slip and fall accident, or some other trauma causing event. This condition involves regionalized pain in an area…
  • May 5

    Pacific Coast Highway Accident Attorney

    Pacific Coast Highway Accident Attorney
    As a Pacific Coast Highway accident attorney for over 20 years, I have seen both the beauty and danger of this great coastal roadway.  The Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), which spans 1700 miles along the coast of three states, is one of the…
Rank this Week: 2510

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 2412

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

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

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • May 22

    Divorcing a Sociopath Husband or Wife and Persevering With Intelligence and Courage

    Divorcing a Sociopath Husband or Wife and Persevering With Intelligence and Courage
    Divorcing a sociopath comes with challenges greater than a typical California divorce. Divorcing a sociopath means you will have to endure what you likely endured during the marriage. This includes intimidation, manipulation and deception. In…
  • Jan 11

    How Long Does It Take to Get Spousal Support?

    How Long Does It Take to Get Spousal Support?
    How long does it take to get spousal support? In California, the answer to the question starts with understanding the difference between a temporary order versus a spousal support judgment. Once you understand that, the timeline becomes more…
  • Dec 28

    Gavron Warning in California Family Law – Definition and Application in Support Case

    Gavron Warning in California Family Law – Definition and Application in Support Case
    The term Gavron warning comes from a California appellate court decision called Marriage of Gavron. Since the Gavron appellate decision over 20 years ago, the California legislature has created Family Code section of 4330. In this article, we…
Rank this Week: 2547

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • May 22

    Hunter Pyle to speak about Workers’ Rights at Swiss Conference

    Hunter Pyle to speak about Workers’ Rights at Swiss Conference
    I will be speaking at two conferences in Lausanne, Switzerland on May 27 and 27, 2016, along with a colleague, Todd Jackson, of Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow.  We have been invited by a Swiss attorney and law professor, Bettina…
  • May 19

    Article III Standing and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Article III Standing and the U.S. Supreme Court
    One of the big picture struggles playing out in federal courts is how much injury a plaintiff must suffer in order to have standing to sue under Article III of the U.S. Constitution.  This issue is important because many laws provide…
  • May 19

    Representative Evidence May Be Used to Prove Class Action Wage Claim

    Representative Evidence May Be Used to Prove Class Action Wage Claim
    In a case of national importance, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers could use representative or statistical evidence to prove their claims for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Tyson Foods, Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 2373

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4863

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Vann H. Slatter, Esq., APLC.

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyer.net/
  • May 22

    Why It’s Important To Maintain A Strict Medical Treatment Plan After Being Injured

    Why It’s Important To Maintain A Strict Medical Treatment Plan After Being Injured
    In this article, we explain the medical nature of what typically happens after an accident, and discuss why it is important to seek and follow up on your treatment after an injury. When it comes to a bodily injury, whether it be from an…
  • May 18

    Payment Of Your Medical Bills By Your Insurance Is Not Free

    Payment Of Your Medical Bills By Your Insurance Is Not Free
    In this article we explain how payment of your medical bills typically works in a personal injury claim, and discuss the concept of reimbursable med-pay. How does med pay work in a personal injury claim? So you were injured in an automobile…
  • May 10

    Social Media And Your Personal Injury Claim

    Social Media And Your Personal Injury Claim
    SOCIAL MEDIA AND PERSONAL INJURY CASES If you have been injured as the result of another’s negligence and are pursuing a personal injury claim, you have probably been made aware that the defendant’s insurance company will do…
Rank this Week: 1762

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

http://irvinebusinesslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    California Hourly Wage and Effect on "Exempt Employees"

    California Hourly Wage and Effect on "Exempt Employees"
    On January 1, 2016, California’s minimum wage increased to $10.00 per hour.California’s overtime laws require employers to compensate “non-exempt” employees who work in excess of eight hours in one workday or in excess…
  • May 19

    The Importance of Employee Handbooks in California

    The Importance of Employee Handbooks in California
    Although there are many advantages to utilizing an employee handbook, from a purely legal perspective, the employer is usually hoping to establish ground rules of acceptable conduct and prevent the company from being subjected to legal…
  • May 4

    Mediation vs. Arbitration

    Mediation vs. Arbitration
    In a perfect world there would be no business lawsuits because the parties involved would resolve their differences without resorting to court action.   At Jacobs & Dodds each of our lawyers has been trying cases for…
Rank this Week: 2332

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1677

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • May 21

    Common Prescription Medication That May Increase Risk of Falls for San Diego Elder

    Common Prescription Medication That May Increase Risk of Falls for San Diego Elder
    Each year, more than one in three seniors sustain falls, which result in serious injuries. In some instances, falls are the result of elder or nursing home abuse. But in other instances, falls are purely accidental. An experienced San Diego…
  • May 15

    5 Simple Steps San Diego Elders Can Take to Prevent Fall

    5 Simple Steps San Diego Elders Can Take to Prevent Fall
    When an elder (defined as anyone over the age of 65) falls down, injuries can range from minor bumps or bruises to serious injuries, including bone fractures or even brain injuries. Studies have also shown that even minor falls which produce…
  • May 5

    Balance Exercises: Can They Help San Diego Elders to Reduce Their Chance of Falling?

    Balance Exercises: Can They Help San Diego Elders to Reduce Their Chance of Falling?
    Each year, more than one in three elders in San Diego falls, with serious injuries resulting. In some instances, falls are the result of elder or nursing home abuse. But in other cases, falls are purely accidental. If an elder you love has…
Rank this Week: 2613

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • May 21

    Pre-litigation dispute resolution

    Pre-litigation dispute resolution
    More evidence that the practice of law has changed in fundamental ways: At a panel presentation this week at the SCMA employment institute, Ann Kotlarski, who represents employers and Curt Surls, who represents employees, both agreed that…
  • Apr 21

    Four kinds of client

    Four kinds of client
    The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepared to explain…
  • Apr 16

    Avoiding Litigation

    Avoiding Litigation
    The ABA Dispute Resolution conference, held this year in New York City, presents an interesting combination of programs on mediation, arbitration, negotiation and collaborative practice. The conference manages to combine these fields, even…
Rank this Week: 3917

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • May 20

    Taking Steps to Avoid Hospital Mistake

    Taking Steps to Avoid Hospital Mistake
    Opened First Aid KitWhen you visit a hospital in San Diego for a routine procedure, you should not have to worry about sustaining a serious injury as a result of medical negligence. However, medical mistakes happen much more often than any of…
  • May 15

    Brain Injury Markers Present in Former NFL Player

    Brain Injury Markers Present in Former NFL Player
    Just how pervasive are concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among professional athletes? According to a recent article in MedPage Today, a recent study determined that more than 40% of all former NFL players show signs…
  • May 6

    Child Injury Risks at Daycare Facilitie

    Child Injury Risks at Daycare Facilitie
    When you drop off your child at a daycare facility each weekday morning, should you be worried about safety issues? According to a recent report from NBC News, there may be more child injury risks at daycare locations that most parents in San…
Rank this Week: 1262

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/
  • May 20

    Geriatric Emergency Department Planned for UCSD

    Geriatric Emergency Department Planned for UCSD
    We often hear news about instances of nursing home abuse and neglect in which an elderly patient dies after being taken to a hospital after it is much too late. Particularly in cases of elder neglect, a patient may require care at a hospital.…
  • May 13

    Allegations of Abuse and Neglect at Stockton Facility

    Allegations of Abuse and Neglect at Stockton Facility
    One of the largest nursing homes in Stockton, CA is facing numerous allegations of nursing home abuse and neglect, according to a recent article from Recordnet.com. Reports from patients and their families allege lack of privacy, physical…
  • May 6

    Learning More About California’s Elder Neglect Law

    Learning More About California’s Elder Neglect Law
    We often discuss cases of nursing home abuse and neglect in San Diego, and in facilities throughout the state of California. But when we talk about filing an elder abuse or neglect lawsuit, what exactly do we mean? In other words, what…
Rank this Week: 1287

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 20

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit
    Megan Messina, a 42 year-old executive at Bank of America, is suing her employer for gender discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. The complaint was filed in a Manhattan federal court in May of 2016. Messina began working at Bank of…
  • May 13

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message
    Facebook is facing a federal lawsuit based on their practice of sending text messages to people who have been given recycled cell phone numbers. Washington, D.C. resident Christine Holt is not a Facebook member. Nonetheless, when she got a…
  • May 6

    California Jurors Who Violate Internet and Social Media Rules Could Be Fined

    California Jurors Who Violate Internet and Social Media Rules Could Be Fined
    In an age where smartphones, social media and the Internet have led to improved connectivity, California legislators are looking for ways to prevent jurors from violating the rules. Judges issue strict instructions to jurors that they must…
Rank this Week: 402

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

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

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    $4 Million in Big Ideas Approved by California Stem Cell Agency

    $4 Million in Big Ideas Approved by California Stem Cell Agency
    The $3 billion California stem cell agency this week welcomed the first members of its "Great Ideas" club and gave them a total of  nearly $4 million to pursue the scientific gleams in their eyes.Nineteen researchers received awards at a…
  • May 18

    A "Chicken in Every Pot" -- Stem Cells and the Latest Warnings About Hype

    A "Chicken in Every Pot" -- Stem Cells and the Latest Warnings About Hype
    Let's face it, folks, without some hype, California's $3 billion stem cell research effort would not exist. That's because it is a creature of a popular vote in 2004, and the Golden State's voters needed to be persuaded to pony up their…
  • May 15

    Big Pharma's $100 Million Spending Plan for the Golden State

    Big Pharma's $100 Million Spending Plan for the Golden State
    Big Pharma is going to be spending $100 million in California this year for a special effort, but none of the cash will be going for stem cells or, for that matter, any research purpose whatsoever.The target of the spending is a ballot…
Rank this Week: 1332

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • May 20

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer
    The DOL’s Final Rule was issued this week (see my previous article for the details), and we have had a few days to digest the new rules.  Now employers need to start putting together a plan to ensure compliance with the federal…
  • May 19

    Department of Labor issues overtime rule change

    Department of Labor issues overtime rule change
    On May 18, 2016 the Department of Labor issued long awaited changes to the Federal rules setting forth the requirements for employees to qualify as exempt under the while collar exemptions.  Exempt employees are “exempt” from…
  • May 13

    Five interview practices every employer should know

    Five interview practices every employer should know
    Yes, it is that time again: Friday’s Five.  This week I address five interview practices that every California employer should know: 1.      Understand which questions employers cannot ask that may be…
Rank this Week: 1014

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4594

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Know Your Rights Regarding A Stop and Frisk Detention

    Know Your Rights Regarding A Stop and Frisk Detention
    THE TERRY STOP – “STOP AND FRISK” DETENTION You’ve seen it in the movies and on TV shows: The police approach a person on the street or tell them to get out of a vehicle after a traffic stop and command the person to…
  • May 17

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN POLICE WANT TO QUESTION ME IN CALIFORNIA

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN POLICE WANT TO QUESTION ME IN CALIFORNIA
    YOUR RIGHTS WHEN THE POLICE STOP AND QUESTION YOU If a police officer stops you in a public place and begins asking you questions, what rights do you have? (Note that this post does not apply to a DUI stop. For information on your rights if…
  • Apr 27

    California Prison Population

    California Prison Population
    WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE LOCKED UP IN THE UNITED STATES? In last week’s post, I discussed the high prison population in the United States relative to other countries. According to all available statistics, the U.S. leads the world in the…
Rank this Week: 883

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    California Law Regarding A DUI Arrest

    California Law Regarding A DUI Arrest
    THE DUI ARREST In my last post, I discussed your rights when you are pulled over for suspected driving under the influence of alcohol. As I discussed in that post, you are free to decline the field sobriety tests but whether you stumble on…
  • May 17

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN I AM PULLED OVER FOR A SUSPECTED DUI?

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN I AM PULLED OVER FOR A SUSPECTED DUI?
    (This post applies only to persons over the age of 21 or who are not on probation for a previous DUI.) What should you do if you are stopped while driving a vehicle and the cop suspects you are driving under the influence of alcohol? The laws…
  • Apr 27

    Consequences of a DUI Probation Violation in California

    Consequences of a DUI Probation Violation in California
    WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU VIOLATE THE CONDITIONS OF YOUR DUI PROBATION? First- and second-time DUI charges that don’t involve an accident, injury, or death almost always end in a sentence of probation, or what is more correctly termed, a…
Rank this Week: 4161

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • May 20

    Man Accused of Setting Man Ablaze Charged With Torture

    Man Accused of Setting Man Ablaze Charged With Torture
    A man named Jose Ricardo Garibay, 26, is accused of dousing a stranger, 39-year-old Julio Edeza, with a flammable liquid in a busy Oak Park parking lot and setting him on fire. The victim Edeza has been hospitalized and is currently in…
  • May 18

    California Judge Orders Jetblue Attendant Held Without Bail on Cocaine Charge

    California Judge Orders Jetblue Attendant Held Without Bail on Cocaine Charge
    A federal judge in California, U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte, recently overruled a Brooklyn magistrate judge and ordered a flight attendant held without bail after she allegedly dumped a bag of cocaine and fled authorities at Los Angeles…
  • May 13

    Lawsuit Filed Against California’s New Ivory Ban; Criminal Penalties for Ivory Possession

    Lawsuit Filed Against California’s New Ivory Ban; Criminal Penalties for Ivory Possession
    Last year California became the third state in the country to pass legislation (Assembly Bill 96) making the ivory market there illegal, which is one of the three largest ivory markets in the United States. However, in December of last year,…
Rank this Week: 1659

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • May 20

    What Are Super PACs?

    What Are Super PACs?
    Traditional political action committees are bound by a $5,000 annual limit on the size of contributions they can accept from individuals and cannot accept contributions from corporations or labor unions. A Super PAC, on the other hand, is…
  • May 13

    Too much ice and too little coffee at Starbucks.

    Too much ice and too little coffee at Starbucks.
    A class action lawsuit against Starbucks is seeking $5 million in damages over ice. Here is a copy of the Complaint (PDF), which was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. According to the complaint,…
  • May 11

    History’s 16 Most Creative Legal Defenses … And Their Result!

    History’s 16 Most Creative Legal Defenses … And Their Result!
    As long as judicial systems have existed, there has been a tug-of-war between prosecutors and the defense. Often, the conflict is straight-forward, but some struggles are more complicated. For example, in the 19th Century as advancements were…
Rank this Week: 4143

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2835

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/
  • May 19

    Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction & Directs Local Water Suppliers to Regulate Water Conservation

    Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction & Directs Local Water Suppliers to Regulate Water Conservation
    In April of last year Governor Brown ordered mandatory water use reductions for the first time in California’s history in order to address the prolonged California drought crisis. That order directed the State Water Resources Control…
  • May 17

    New Client: Esencia Neighborhood Corporation

    New Client: Esencia Neighborhood Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Esencia Neighborhood Corporation has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Esencia is a brand new master planned community located in Rancho Mission Viejo.…
  • May 10

    New Client: Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc.

    New Client: Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc.
    We are proud to announce that Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc. has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Country Road is a planned community situated over 35 acres within the City of…
Rank this Week: 2916

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3662

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Giraldin revisited

    Giraldin revisited
    In re Estate of Giraldin (2012) 55 Cal.4th 1058, the California Supreme Court held that remainder trust beneficiaries have standing to sue a trustee, who was not the settlor, for alleged breach of fiduciary duties committed during the period…
  • May 5

    Transferring Property into a Trust

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

    Transferring a Home into a Trust

    Transferring a Home into a Trust
    When a person desires to transfer property, it is typically required that the person's appropriate title be listed on the deed. For example, if John Smith owned 123 Green Street as trustee of their trust, the deed would show that designation.…
Rank this Week: 2910

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity
    It is no coincidence that the most potent insurgencies from the left come to the fore at the end of a Democratic -- not Republican -- Administration.  That is when progressives are (often understandably) angered…
  • May 11

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal
    "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."  -- Satchell PaigeInteresting juxtaposition.  President Obama announces plans to become the first sitting president to visit Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima -- the very…
  • May 6

    Obama's Mic Drop In Flint

    Obama's Mic Drop In Flint
    "And this kind of thinking -- this myth that government is always the enemy; that forgets that our government is us -- it’s us; that it’s an extension of us, ourselves -- that attitude is as corrosive to our democracy as the stuff…
Rank this Week: 2918

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
  • May 18

    Ninth Circuit Rules on Bankruptcy Appellate Panel’s Jurisdiction Over Certain Proceeding

    Ninth Circuit Rules on Bankruptcy Appellate Panel’s Jurisdiction Over Certain Proceeding
    The bankruptcy system in the U.S. includes multiple levels of courts, including bankruptcy courts, bankruptcy appellate panels (BAPs), and district courts. Some of these courts have overlapping areas of jurisdiction, while others are excluded…
  • May 9

    California Bankruptcy and the Various Types of Personal Debt

    California Bankruptcy and the Various Types of Personal Debt
    Personal bankruptcy under Chapters 7 and 13 offer ways for people to obtain financial relief when their income is not enough to continue making required payments on their debts. The federal Bankruptcy Code deals with different types of debt…
  • Apr 30

    Medical Debt Remains a Major Factor in Personal Bankruptcy Filing

    Medical Debt Remains a Major Factor in Personal Bankruptcy Filing
    Medical debt may be the single biggest factor leading to personal bankruptcy in the country. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which began to take effect in 2014, makes health insurance coverage much more widely available to people. It does not,…
Rank this Week: 2343

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • May 18

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
  • Apr 11

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale
    Overview On 6 April 2016 regulations came into force setting out areas to be excluded from fracking and providing for a number of safeguards for onshore fracking in England and Wales. What areas are excluded from fracking? The Onshore…
  • Apr 5

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada
    According to a study described in the March 2016 edition of the journal Seismological Research Letters, hydraulic fracturing is linked to most induced earthquakes in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. The study looked at data for 12,289…
Rank this Week: 1749

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    School Crime Down, Researchers Say

    School Crime Down, Researchers Say
    Our nation’s schools are safer today than they were just a few years ago. The information comes from a report issued jointly this month by the United States Department of Justice and the National Center for Education Statistics. The…
  • May 4

    More Cops Needed in San Diego – Jaywalkers Beware!

    More Cops Needed in San Diego – Jaywalkers Beware!
    They say it takes a whole village to raise a child. A variation on that saying, in San Diego, should be that it apparently takes four police officers and three patrol cars to arrest a man for (allegedly) jaywalking. As an aside, the man…
  • Apr 21

    Crime up slightly in San Diego

    Crime up slightly in San Diego
    The good news is that crime in San Diego remained low last year. In fact, the rate was near the lowest in several decades. On the other hand, there was an overall increase in crime in our area of about 6%. Obviously, the numbers change from…
Rank this Week: 3258

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law in the San Diego and Southern California area. By David Shapiro.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    School Crime Down, Researchers Say

    School Crime Down, Researchers Say
    Our nation’s schools are safer today than they were just a few years ago. The information comes from a report issued jointly this month by the United States Department of Justice and the National Center for Education Statistics. The…
  • May 4

    More Cops Needed in San Diego – Jaywalkers Beware!

    More Cops Needed in San Diego – Jaywalkers Beware!
    They say it takes a whole village to raise a child. A variation on that saying, in San Diego, should be that it apparently takes four police officers and three patrol cars to arrest a man for (allegedly) jaywalking. As an aside, the man…
  • Apr 21

    Crime up slightly in San Diego

    Crime up slightly in San Diego
    The good news is that crime in San Diego remained low last year. In fact, the rate was near the lowest in several decades. On the other hand, there was an overall increase in crime in our area of about 6%. Obviously, the numbers change from…
Rank this Week: 3046

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 1759

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
  • May 9

    New country of origin food labeling system

    New country of origin food labeling system
    The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and…
  • May 9

    Socially responsible advertising

    Socially responsible advertising
    On April 6, 2016, the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority considered a complaint made against Guccio Gucci SpA regarding a video, which originally appeared on the website at www.thetimes.co.uk. The advert featured several models…
Rank this Week: 1770

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/
  • May 16

    The legacy of the civil rights movement

    The legacy of the civil rights movement
    The struggle for civil rights puts us squarely within a longstanding movement. It is helpful to keep the history of those efforts in mind as we focus on the problems of the moment. Here are the reflections of a woman who has dedicated her…
  • May 8

    A Mother’s Day gift of job-security

    A Mother’s Day gift of job-security
    This Mother’s Day, let’s give moms the gift of job-security for the time they take away from work to bond with their new babies.  Just last month, Governor Brown signed into law a bill that would boost Paid Family Leave…
  • Apr 12

    What we can learn from the U.S. women’s soccer team this Equal Pay Day

    What we can learn from the U.S. women’s soccer team this Equal Pay Day
    The U.S. Women’s National Soccer team recently became the (familiar) faces of the problem of women being paid less than men for the same work.  Last month, Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe…
Rank this Week: 1518

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
  • May 16

    FTC Accuses First-to-Market Manufacturer of Anticompetitive Practice

    FTC Accuses First-to-Market Manufacturer of Anticompetitive Practice
    Federal antitrust law is intended to protect the competitiveness of the marketplace, based in part on the idea that competition benefits consumers. In a genuinely competitive market, consumers give their business to the company that best…
  • Apr 29

    Delaware Supreme Court Ruling Changes Personal Jurisdiction Rules for Out-of-State Businesse

    Delaware Supreme Court Ruling Changes Personal Jurisdiction Rules for Out-of-State Businesse
    Doing business across state lines can potentially empower courts in other states to exercise jurisdiction over your business. The legal doctrine of personal jurisdiction determines when a court in a particular state may exercise its authority…
  • Apr 15

    Federal Rule Allows Pre-Trial Seizure of Assets in Maritime Dispute

    Federal Rule Allows Pre-Trial Seizure of Assets in Maritime Dispute
    Disputes arising from maritime transactions, which often cross both state and national boundaries and involve numerous related business entities, can present difficult challenges for creditors. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure include…
Rank this Week: 2500

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1354

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury law. By The Law Offices of Stephen M. Fuerch.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1609

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • May 16

    FICO on Understanding Credit Score

    FICO on Understanding Credit Score
    FICO credit scores are used by 90% of lenders. For a thorough explanation of how FICO scores are computed, go to FICO’s website, myfico.com. FICO’s booklet on the subject covers the subject, which you may download here.
  • May 5

    New CFPB Rule–Banks and Finance Companies Will be Barred from Using Forced Arbitration to ban Class Action

    New CFPB Rule–Banks and Finance Companies Will be Barred from Using Forced Arbitration to ban Class Action
    Banks and payday lenders have had a good deal going for a while: They could break the law, trick their customers in illegal ways, and not have to face any consumer lawsuits. Armed by some pretty bad 5-4 Supreme Court decisions, they could…
  • May 4

    Millions of Consumers Are “Credit Invisible”

    Millions of Consumers Are “Credit Invisible”
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a report on the 26 million Americans who are “credit invisible.” The Bureau found that one in every 10 adults do not have any credit history with a nationwide consumer…
Rank this Week: 409

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/
  • May 16

    Will Bartenders Need to Help Prevent Drunk Driving?

    Will Bartenders Need to Help Prevent Drunk Driving?
    In California, there are many laws in place to help prevent and punish drunk driving. Despite the efforts of lawmakers and police officers, drunk drivers get on the roads and cause accidents, property damage, injuries and deaths. What else…
  • May 6

    Bill Could Raise Vaping and Smoking Age to 21 in California

    Bill Could Raise Vaping and Smoking Age to 21 in California
    If a proposed set of bills is signed into law in California, it could drastically affect how many people are allowed to smoke tobacco and use vaping devices. The proposed laws are meant to address the amount of teen smoking in the state by…
  • May 4

    Party Foul: Can a Judge Order You to Stop Partying?

    Party Foul: Can a Judge Order You to Stop Partying?
    Nyjah Huston is just 21 years old and already is at the top of his profession. Huston is one of the world’s top professional skaters. Armed with an income from competitions and a slew of corporate sponsors like Nike, Huston bought a…
Rank this Week: 383

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • May 16

    Committing fraud may deny AOS

    Committing fraud may deny AOS
    The Eighth Circuit denied the petition for review of the denial of the Tanzanian petitioner’s adjustment application, upholding the BIA’s finding that the petitioner intended to falsely represent himself as a U.S. citizen on his…
  • May 9

    Need to take Biometrics Overseas?

    Need to take Biometrics Overseas?
    As noted on the newly created web pages for individual USCIS International Operations (USCIS IO) field offices, USCIS has confirmed that it will now permit biometrics to be collected abroad in certain “rare” and compelling…
  • May 9

    The Petty Offense Exception

    The Petty Offense Exception
    Question: I committed a relatively small crime. Am I now not admissible to the U.S.? Answer: It will depend on what exactly you committed. However, there is what is known as the petty offense exception. Question: What is the petty offense…
Rank this Week: 2639

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

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

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • May 13

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?
    Did you know that your company or the one that you represent may not have the right to enter into contracts, sue or defend itself against a lawsuit in California?  Well-settled law, ignored by many businesses and even lawyers…
  • May 13

    Dress Your App Smartly

    Dress Your App Smartly
    As evidenced by the recent hype about the new Instagram smart app icon, companies invest a lot of time and money to develop the look and feel of a smart device application (“app”) in order to promote brand recognition.…
  • May 12

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”), creating a new federal civil claim for misappropriation of trade secrets and adding measures beyond those available…
Rank this Week: 3133

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/
  • May 13

    Industry fundamentals are good now and will continue improve

    Industry fundamentals are good now and will continue improve
    13 May 2016 Hotel industry fundamentals are good, and will continue to improve. But the hotel industry is being punished by the disconnect between the investment community of Wall Street and actual performance of the hotels on Main Street.…
  • May 10

    Hotel Cybersecurity: Closing the doors before the horses leave the barn

    Hotel Cybersecurity: Closing the doors before the horses leave the barn
    10 May 2016 One of the great breakout sessions at our recent Meet the Money® hotel conference in Los Angeles was organized by my partner Bob Braun and moderated by Jeff Higley of HotelNewsNow. I was particularly impressed by the…
  • May 7

    Hotel Industry Outlook: presentations from Meet the Money® 2016, now available

    Hotel Industry Outlook: presentations from Meet the Money® 2016, now available
    07 May 2016 Meet the Money® 2016 – Deals, dialog and learning Conference presentations now available JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2016, completed its 26th national hotel finance and investment conference this week in Los…
Rank this Week: 2252

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
  • May 12

    DTSA (Defend Trade Secrets Act) Requires Notice to Employee

    DTSA (Defend Trade Secrets Act) Requires Notice to Employee
    Until recently, trade secrets were solely a matter of state law.  However, on May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the DTSA, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Because of the DTSA, trade secret misappropriation suits with an…
  • Apr 13

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?
    This post is about dissolution and cancellation of limited liability companies (LLCs) in California. It is based on an Avvo question that I answered. Please see What is the difference between a canceling or dissolving LLC? Dissolution…
  • Mar 9

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later
    In RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014 , I explained how California’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA” or “CA-RULLCA” – Corporations Code Sections…
Rank this Week: 3928

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • May 12

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay
    In a wrongful termination case a prevailing employee is typically entitled to backpay from the date of judgment. So for example, if the case is litigated for 2 years that's two years of back pay. An employer charged with discrimination in…
  • Mar 9

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary
    As of January 1, 2016 the minimum hourly rate of pay in California increased from $9 to $10 per hour. This means if anyone in California is getting paid less than $10 they are being underpaid. The change in minimum wages impacts the minimum…
  • Jan 2

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract
    Where an employment contract is ambiguous, it will be construed most strongly against the party preparing it or employing the words concerning which doubt arises. This rule applies to contracts prepared by the employer, or by the employer's…
Rank this Week: 1139

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • May 12

    A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo

    A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo
    Although often controversial, executive actions have been used since the 1950’s by every president to cure immigration problems in this country. In September 2014, through a series of executive orders President Obama sought to address…
  • May 3

    The Biggest Benefits of U.S. Citizenship

    The Biggest Benefits of U.S. Citizenship
    Why would someone want to apply for U.S. citizenship? There are a lot of reasons, but for many immigrants, one of the most compelling is that it ensures they can stay in this country. Even green card holders with permanent immigration status…
  • May 2

    What you must know when you have a visa and travel outside of the United State

    What you must know when you have a visa and travel outside of the United State
    I was recently reminded of the importance of taking a family vacation. To celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday, we decided to go down to San Diego. We went to the beach, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld. We had an awesome time…
Rank this Week: 3019

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/
  • May 11

    Successful Planning (An Elder Today Blog)

    Successful Planning (An Elder Today Blog)
    Elder law attorneys assist individuals and families in developing estate plans to avoid depleting their assets should they become ill and need long term care. For those individuals who are already in a nursing home, elder law attorneys help…
  • May 4

    A “Goodbye” Message from Our Director of Geriatric Care Management

    A “Goodbye” Message from Our Director of Geriatric Care Management
    On May 12th I, Lois Tager, will be retiring from this wonderful Law Firm. I wanted to take this opportunity to say “Goodbye” to all our exceptional clients. Together with Roy and his superb staff, building our Geriatric Division…
  • Apr 27

    Three Benefits of a Living Trust

    Three Benefits of a Living Trust
    You may have heard about the numerous benefits of living trusts. In this blog post, we will address three of those benefits. The post Three Benefits of a Living Trust appeared first on Law Office of Roy W. Litherland.
Rank this Week: 2514