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California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Laguna v. Coverall North America (9th Cir. - Nov. 20, 2014)

    Laguna v. Coverall North America (9th Cir. - Nov. 20, 2014)
    Is that pesky Ninth Circuit perhaps getting in the way of your cushy class action settlement and fee award?  Fear not.  They've got an app for that.The settlement at issue in this case gives former franchisees $475 in cash and adds…
  • Nov 19

    Helgestad v. Vargas (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)

    Helgestad v. Vargas (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)
    Sometimes I lean towards not talking about opinions by a particular author because I don't want to sound like a homer.  You don't need me saying five dozen times that this justice writes especially well because, well, it's self-evident.…
  • Nov 18

    Gwartz v. Weilert (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)

    Gwartz v. Weilert (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)
    Today's published opinion from Justice Franson begins by saying:  "This appeal follows a highly publicized jury trial of a fraud claim arising from a $2.3 million sale of 15 acres of land that included a residence, riding arena and…
Rank this Week: 2275

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 1835

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Nov 20

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is considering amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations. The proposed amendments would make significant changes to: Required content, dissemination and translation of…
  • Nov 18

    Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation

    Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation
    ​The biennial study by the Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services has confirmed that California employers pay the highest workers’ compensation costs in the nation — by a wide margin. California has consistently…
  • Nov 17

    EEOC Targets Illegal Medical History Inquirie

    EEOC Targets Illegal Medical History Inquirie
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a charge alleging that a class of job applicants was subjected to illegal medical exams and family medical history inquiries. The employer will pay $187,500 to settle the…
Rank this Week: 4078

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4628

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: 1959

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Nov 20

    Maryland Jurisdictions Expanding P3 Strategies Despite Political Uncertainty

    Maryland Jurisdictions Expanding P3 Strategies Despite Political Uncertainty
    Despite perceived uncertainty as to the future of two, prominent transportation P3 projects, it appears that jurisdictions within Maryland are looking to P3 structures to solve a wider array of infrastructure issues in the state. Prince…
  • Nov 17

    VP Biden Calls for Greater Investment in Port Infrastructure

    VP Biden Calls for Greater Investment in Port Infrastructure
    On November 12, during a keynote address at the annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities in Houston, Vice President Biden issued a call to action for greater investment in U.S. port facilities. “We are investing…
  • Nov 7

    Orange County Toll Agency Successfully Refinances Over $1 Billion of Toll Revenue Debt

    Orange County Toll Agency Successfully Refinances Over $1 Billion of Toll Revenue Debt
    The San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency today successfully refinanced $1.4 billion of its $2.2 billion in outstanding debt issued to fund construction of the 73 Toll Road. “This is great news for drivers and the communities…
Rank this Week: 3797

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Nov 20

    Ten Essential Nuggets For Creditors in Bankruptcy Notice

    Ten Essential Nuggets For Creditors in Bankruptcy Notice
    You’re looking at bankruptcy official form B9. It arrived in your mail because someone has filed bankruptcy and listed you on the schedules of a newly filed bankruptcy case. Most likely, the debtor owes you money or you have an…
  • Nov 17

    Will A Second Bankruptcy Really Protect?

    Will A Second Bankruptcy Really Protect?
      Getting immediate protection from your creditors heads the list of goals for most bankruptcy filers. But, if this isn’t your first bankruptcy case, do you get that protection? What the automatic stay does The Automatic Stay (or…
  • Nov 14

    The Killer Rule That Zaps Private Student Loan

    The Killer Rule That Zaps Private Student Loan
    Got private student loans? I’ve got good news and bad news. Bad news first. Private Student Loans Inflexible Private student loans have no built in mechanisms for deferment and forbearances, like government-backed loans do. There…
Rank this Week: 1635

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Nov 20

    From A to Zeal: What it takes to win your California Trust or Will lawsuit

    From A to Zeal: What it takes to win your California Trust or Will lawsuit
    By: Keith Davidson Lawyers are duty-bound to provide “zealous” advocacy for their clients.  The term “zealous” means to show zeal, and zeal means “great energy or enthusiasm in pursuant of a cause or an…
  • Nov 18

    What’s the Deal with Your California Trustee?

    What’s the Deal with Your California Trustee?
    It can be confusing, and a little worrisome, to be kept in the dark by your Trustee.  Time to find out what’s going on.  In this video, Keith Davidson discusses how to find out what your Trustee is up to. For our email…
  • Nov 13

    How Long Will it Last? A California Trust and Will Contest Can Take Some Time…

    How Long Will it Last? A California Trust and Will Contest Can Take Some Time…
    If you are not familiar with the Court system in California, you may be surprised how long a case can last in our Court system.  In this video, Stewart R. Albertson describes the length of time your lawsuit can take in Court in regards…
Rank this Week: 3548

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Takata Airbag Inflator Recall After Many Wrongful Death

    Takata Airbag Inflator Recall After Many Wrongful Death
    TK Holdings Inc., which does business as Takata, is a manufacturer of motor vehicle seatbelts, air bags, steering wheels, and child restraint systems. On April 11, 2013, Takata issued a Defect Information Report (“DIR”) to the…
  • Nov 8

    Hire a Reliable Car Accident Attorney California

    Hire a Reliable Car Accident Attorney California
    Personal vehicle has become more of a necessity than a luxury to many. No person has the patience to wait for a public transport for their traveling needs. Everyone wants to reach office and school on time. For this reason, many people prefer…
  • Nov 8

    Hire a Reliable Car Accident Attorney California

    Hire a Reliable Car Accident Attorney California
    Personal vehicle has become more of a necessity than a luxury to many. No person has the patience to wait for a public transport for their traveling needs. Everyone wants to reach office and school on time. For this reason, many people prefer…
Rank this Week: 3708

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead
    Earlier this month, three men and one woman died when a private fishing boat was capsized in the cold waters near Bodega Bay. The accident occurred on the opening day of crab season. The boat capsized after it was hit by a wave. One man…
  • Nov 17

    Oakland’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

    Oakland’s New Paid Sick Leave Law
    America’s midterm elections this month have made national news, mainly reporting on a slew of members of Congress and Senators who got replaced or reelected. For many though, the local issues on the ballots actually impact their daily…
  • Nov 13

    Lyft has First Fatality in Company History

    Lyft has First Fatality in Company History
    A tragic accident near Sacramento last weekend was the first fatality for popular ridesharing company Lyft. The accident occurred when a 24 year old man, who was a resident of West Sacramento, was returning home from Halloween in a Lyft…
Rank this Week: 1684

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Nov 20

    Will I Be Released on Bail in California?

    Will I Be Released on Bail in California?
    Whether it is your tenth arrest or your first, being arrested is never fun. Often, it is downright terrifying. For most people, the first concern after being arrested is getting out of jail. In almost all cases, bail will be set, providing…
  • Nov 18

    Arrest Tips – What to Do and What Not to Do during a California Arrest

    Arrest Tips – What to Do and What Not to Do during a California Arrest
    No one plans to be arrested; however, it could happen to you at any time and for any reason. Sometimes an arrest is expected, or at least a reasonable possibility. Other times it comes out of the blue. If you have never been taken into…
  • Nov 14

    Free Report: California’s Three Strikes Law – What You Need to Know

    Free Report: California’s Three Strikes Law – What You Need to Know
    Because of the individual nature of a sentence, it is always best to consult with an experienced California criminal defense attorney. If you have specific questions about your sentence, however, a general overview of common probation…
Rank this Week: 3120

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/
  • Nov 19

    What Is a Totten Trust?

    What Is a Totten Trust?
    Sometimes legal documents are referred to by multiple different names. This can be confusing, and we try to clear things up on this blog. With this in mind, we will look at the Totten trust in this post. Transferring Assets When you hear…
  • Nov 17

    When Does a Trust Terminate?

    When Does a Trust Terminate?
    A trust can be a very useful estate planning tool. There are a number of different types of trusts that can accomplish varying objectives. Sometimes people assume that trusts are only useful for very wealthy people, and it is true that high…
  • Nov 12

    What’s the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

    What’s the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?
    There are many different acronyms that come into play when you are looking into estate planning and elder law topics. SSDI and SSI are two of them. Because they are so similar, some people think that there is no difference. In fact, there are…
Rank this Week: 1732

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    How to: Green Card through Employer

    How to: Green Card through Employer
    In this video, Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.,  will explain the process of applying for a green card through an employer. For legal advice please contact our office.  Remember to follow us…
  • Nov 15

    The H1B Guide with Attorney Ekaterina Powell Esq.

    The H1B Guide with Attorney Ekaterina Powell Esq.
    With the H1B season approaching, we have you covered on all things H1B. In this video, Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq.,  will explain the process of applying for an H1B visa including eligibility requirements. For more…
  • Nov 4

    L1 A & B Intra-Company Transfer Visa

    L1 A & B Intra-Company Transfer Visa
    In this video, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain the process of applying for an L1A & B Visa For more information and eligibility questions please contact our office.  Remember to follow us…
Rank this Week: 4090

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

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

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
  • Oct 1

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married?  What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?" It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that…
  • Sep 23

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
Rank this Week: 984

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1460

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1526

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

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

    Trustee compensation

    Trustee compensation
    When a successor trustee assumes office, one question that naturally arises is, how much can I be compensated? Or in common verbiage, how much can I be paid? A trustee, like most people, will want to be compensated for their time, especially…
  • Nov 14

    Right to die statutes - Brittany Maynard

    Right to die statutes - Brittany Maynard
    Rod of AsclepiusThe story of the late Brittany Maynard has brought to light the contrast between states regarding right-to-die statutes, also known as euthanasia or assisted suicide. These statutes pertain to a third-party assisting with the…
  • Nov 7

    Estate Tax in 2015

    Estate Tax in 2015
    When Congress averted the fiscal cliff a few years ago, enough votes were garnered so as to make the federal estate tax "permanent." Congress also established that the federal estate tax would be pegged to inflation. Thus it has steadily been…
Rank this Week: 3088

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

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

    President Obama Immigration Address Thursday, November 20, 2014 5PM Pacific/8 Eastern

    President Obama Immigration Address Thursday, November 20, 2014 5PM Pacific/8 Eastern
    President Obama will give a live address tomorrow at 8 pm(ET) to lay out the executive actions he will be taking to fix our broken immigration system. Additionally, on Friday afternoon, the President is planning to fully unveil the plan in…
  • Oct 12

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Infosys Immigration Case Featured at Stanford Law School Symposium

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Infosys Immigration Case Featured at Stanford Law School Symposium
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will be the featured speaker at Stanford Law School's Fourth Annual Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium to be held October 28, 2014, on the University's campus.The Symposium will also feature a…
  • Aug 30

    Executive Immigration Action Timing and Content Debated

    Executive Immigration Action Timing and Content Debated
    President Obama's expected executive action with regard to the Central American border crisis and legal immigration reform is now the subject of media speculation as to both timing and content.The political timing of such an announcement has…
Rank this Week: 4248

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    The Use of Psychoactive Drugs in Truck Driver

    The Use of Psychoactive Drugs in Truck Driver
    Truck drivers traversing the country to deliver goods are important to the economy. This is especially true in countries with poor rail systems. Truck drivers often have long work hours, short deadlines and tight goals that make their job…
  • Nov 19

    Why is Living in Texas so Dangerous? ( Just the stats)

    Why is Living in Texas so Dangerous? ( Just the stats)
    As a California  personal injury attorney, I often read publications and texts nationwide regarding different varieties of injury as well as different ways of dying. I was struck today reading a brief from the National Safety Council,…
  • Nov 19

    Dog Bite Claims in California Hit Record High

    Dog Bite Claims in California Hit Record High
    A report released that dog bite claims are on the rise across the states by 5.5 percent since last year and California is ranked the highest according to the Insurance Information Institute. California had the most claims last year at 1,919.…
Rank this Week: 3555

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
  • Nov 19

    Redevelopment Is Back in California

    Redevelopment Is Back in California
    Back in 2011, Governor Jerry Brown abolished redevelopment agencies in California successfully gaining $1.5 billion of the redevelopment funding to close California’s budget gap. Recently, three bills have reached the Governor’s…
  • Oct 13

    Studio City Residents and Community Groups Seek to Stop Property Owner’s Redevelopment Plains: Open Space vs. Condo

    Studio City Residents and Community Groups Seek to Stop Property Owner’s Redevelopment Plains: Open Space vs. Condo
    Open Space vs. Condos Proposed development of a portion of the privately-owned 17 acre Weddington Golf and Tennis, located on the banks of the Los Angeles River in Studio City, is a hot topic of debate between Studio City residents and the…
  • Aug 27

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case
    Conflict between Simi Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla and those seeking public access to Martins Beach will make its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. Last week the state Senate approved Senate Bill 968 which, in essence, requires the State Land…
Rank this Week: 4274

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    California’s Proposition 47, Felonies, and Orange County Court

    California’s Proposition 47, Felonies, and Orange County Court
    Finally, the problem of overcrowding in prisons is beginning to be alleviated. Thanks to California voters, Proposition 47 was passed on November 4th, 2014. This not only begins a process that will lead to less crowded prisons due…
  • May 1

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak
    According to SF Gate, a San Francisco man named Gale Joseph Young was recently freed from prison after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal determined the DNA evidence against Young was too week to sustain the conviction. After serving six years…
  • Dec 23

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California
    Despite the legalization of growing medical marijuana in California in 1996, it still remains illegal under federal law to grow, sell, or use the drug. Those who do grow within the state's regulations do not usually find any problems with the…
Rank this Week: 3052

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/
Rank this Week: 3532

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    Be Wary Ye Paternity Payor Who Returns To The Family

    Be Wary Ye Paternity Payor Who Returns To The Family
    When a published opinion starts with “family law is not getting any easier” in the first paragraph and “the question is of first impression in California”in the second paragraph you know something big is about to…
  • Nov 11

    Interpreting Court Order

    Interpreting Court Order
    An unpublished opinion out of San Diego County gives an intriguing analysis of interpreting the language in family law court orders that could be considered ambiguous. Denny and Catherine got divorced in 2009. The court ordered Denny to pay…
  • Oct 31

    Dem Cat

    Dem Cat
    If you come by to visit us at our Pleasanton office you are going to see a lot of cats around the property. Well, not a lot, but four or five. Turns out we have become home base for a colony of feral cats. The pictures you see are of some of…
Rank this Week: 2580

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Nov 19

    Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Three Billy Goats Gruff
    (You know . . .  the fairy tale about trolls.) This summer, PwC published its 2014 Patent Litigation Study.  The tagline of the study is “[a]s case volume leaps, damages continue general decline.” Some of they key…
  • Nov 5

    Is the NCAA a Cartel?

    Is the NCAA a Cartel?
    The usually good Planet Money program has an excellent recent podcast setting forth the arguments for and against the NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] being an unlawful cartel.
  • Oct 13

    Could Amazon Possibly Be a Monopolist?

    Could Amazon Possibly Be a Monopolist?
    Franklin Foer, at the New Republic, argues that the answer is yes.  The alleged “crime”: predatory pricing — if not express, than at least in spirit. In “There’s one huge problem with calls for anti-trust…
Rank this Week: 2684

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/
  • Nov 19

    Alcohol Stings and Entrapment

    Alcohol Stings and Entrapment
    Most people are aware that it’s illegal to sell alcohol to minors. You could be charged if you purchase alcohol for an underage person, or, for example, if you are a bartender who serves a minor. The state agencies that are responsible…
  • Oct 15

    Drug and Alcohol Deaths Continue to Rise

    Drug and Alcohol Deaths Continue to Rise
    The number of unintentional deaths in San Diego County involving the use of drugs and/or alcohol has been increasing steadily since the year 2000. According to the County Medical Examiner, this included 541 such deaths last year, an increase…
  • Sep 10

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller
    News about the war on drugs is all over the media on a regular basis, and most people’s attention, when they hear about it, focuses on international drug smuggling, cocaine, heroin, and related topics. But according to law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 3208

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    Alcohol Stings and Entrapment

    Alcohol Stings and Entrapment
    Most people are aware that it’s illegal to sell alcohol to minors. You could be charged if you purchase alcohol for an underage person, or, for example, if you are a bartender who serves a minor. The state agencies that are responsible…
  • Oct 15

    Drug and Alcohol Deaths Continue to Rise

    Drug and Alcohol Deaths Continue to Rise
    The number of unintentional deaths in San Diego County involving the use of drugs and/or alcohol has been increasing steadily since the year 2000. According to the County Medical Examiner, this included 541 such deaths last year, an increase…
  • Sep 10

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller
    News about the war on drugs is all over the media on a regular basis, and most people’s attention, when they hear about it, focuses on international drug smuggling, cocaine, heroin, and related topics. But according to law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 3540

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    When Should I Begin Estate Planning?

    When Should I Begin Estate Planning?
    Many people have the misconception that estate planning is reserved for the very old or the very rich. However, estate people can help the majority of people protect the ones they love, protect themselves, and protect the assets that they…
  • Nov 18

    International Estate Planning and the Question of Domicile

    International Estate Planning and the Question of Domicile
    Home is where the heart is, right? Unfortunately, the matter is not quite that simple when it comes to international estate planning. Establishing where you home – referred to officially as your domicile by attorneys and the government…
  • Nov 16

    Four Great Reasons for International Estate Planning

    Four Great Reasons for International Estate Planning
    Estate planning is extremely important for anyone who cares for their family and wants to protect what they have earned over their lifetime. But if you are part of an international family, if you are married to a non-citizen, or if you live…
Rank this Week: 4724

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3190

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    I can't make this stuff up

    I can't make this stuff up
    Have you ever read a story and it sounds so out in left field that it can't possibly be true?  Like all those fish stories where the guy fights for hours and lands a prehistoric megalodon, or the 5 year old kid who pulls a superman and…
  • Nov 13

    Word of the Month for November 2014

    Word of the Month for November 2014
    Ever since I can remember, I have loved to write.  Short stories, poems, limericks, and even the occasional 50 page paper were a blast.  Love it.  What I could never figure out was sentence structure.  See, when I begin to…
  • Nov 8

    Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

    Liar, Liar Pants on Fire
    It is rare these days to not open the newspaper (yes, I read the paper version) and see the vast numbers of people lie to get out of doing something (like getting a legitimate job).  Take, for instance the guy who faked a coma for two…
Rank this Week: 3561

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Nov 18

    Can a Domestic Violence Criminal Case Affect my Family Law Case?

    Can a Domestic Violence Criminal Case Affect my Family Law Case?
    If you are going through a dissolution, it will be handled by the Family Law Court. This court is very different from the criminal court. The laws are different, procedures are different, and the Judges are different. If you are going through…
  • Oct 28

    Different Levels of Criminal Offense

    Different Levels of Criminal Offense
    When you have been arrested on suspicion of having committed a criminal offense, you will be issued a citation. The citation will contain the date in which you have to appear in court, the courthouse, the law that you have violated, and…
  • Oct 17

    What are the Elements of a Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Charge in the South Bay?

    What are the Elements of a Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Charge in the South Bay?
     California Penal Code §647 defines several different scenarios in which a person may be charged with lewd or lascivious conduct. One of the most common scenarios in which many of our clients find themselves, is when they are…
Rank this Week: 3012

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
  • Nov 18

    May a Minor Form an LLC?

    May a Minor Form an LLC?
    This post – asking “May a minor form an LLC?” – is a companion to May a Minor Form a Corporation? I have been wanting to write this post for more than two years, ever since writing the corporation post referenced…
  • Nov 13

    What are Repeated and Successive Transactions?

    What are Repeated and Successive Transactions?
    In Doing Business in CA? Be Sure to Register, I discussed when a foreign entity must register to do business in California. The test is whether the entity has transacted intrastate business, i.e., has engaged in repeated and successive…
  • Nov 11

    Who Is Bound by a Pre-incorporation Contract?

    Who Is Bound by a Pre-incorporation Contract?
    This post about entering into a pre-incorporation contract is based on a question I answered on Avvo. See Can I legally speak as my company in things like terms & conditions if I have not officially registered the company yet? The term…
Rank this Week: 3921

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Nov 18

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid
    In Abbvie v. Janssen (Fed. Cir. 2014), the claims of the patents at issue defined the claimed invention by its function, rather than by its structure. To put it in layman’s terms, it claimed a sports car going 0 to 60 mph within X…
  • Nov 17

    Court struggles to define abstract ideas for patent eligibility purpose

    Court struggles to define abstract ideas for patent eligibility purpose
    Under U.S. patent laws, an invention must be directed to a statutory category that is eligible for patent protection. These categories include a process, a machine, a manufacture or a composition of matter. (35 USC § 101). If the…
  • Nov 7

    Dangers of 1 yr grace period under first-inventor-to-file system

    Dangers of 1 yr grace period under first-inventor-to-file system
    In 2013, the United States transitioned from a first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system under the America Invents Act. A basic difference in the two systems is that the first-to-invent system focuses on the inventor’s…
Rank this Week: 3842

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Probate Court Program at Stanley Mosk Courthouse

    Probate Court Program at Stanley Mosk Courthouse
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, attended the Ex-Parte Probate Court Program Presented by Trusts and Estates Section of the Los Angeles Bar Association at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, California. Speakers…
  • Sep 7

    Los Angeles Bar Association Trust and Wills Symposium

    Los Angeles Bar Association Trust and Wills Symposium
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, is looking forward to attending the People Behaving Badly: Trustees and Beneficiaries Abusing Each Other and Settlors program being presented on September 19, 2014, at the Millennium Biltmore Grand,…
  • Sep 7

    Probate Schedule at the San Farncisco Superior Court

    Probate Schedule at the San Farncisco Superior Court
    Hearing dates for probate matters at the San Francisco Superior Court located at  400 McAllister St., Department 204, San Francisco, CA 94102-4514 are assigned by the filing clerk at the time the petition is filed. The typical schedule…
Rank this Week: 3282

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Nov 18

    Ambulance and Police Crash Claims in California

    Ambulance and Police Crash Claims in California
    Ambulance and police crash claims in California have very specific rules and exceptions with regard to civil liability for personal injury or wrongful death when an emergency vehicle is involved in a traffic collision with another automobile,…
  • Nov 13

    Top Five Reasons People Hire A Personal Injury Attorney

    Top Five Reasons People Hire A Personal Injury Attorney
    What are the top five reasons people hire a personal injury attorney?  As an accident claims lawyer in Los Angeles in practice for over 18 years now, I have my opinions but, I decided to research the topic a little further.  I came…
  • Nov 11

    Civil Claims for Elder Patient Rights Abuses in California

    Civil Claims for Elder Patient Rights Abuses in California
    Civil claims for elder patient rights abuses in California shouldn’t be necessary in a “perfect world” but, unfortunately, the elderly are some of the most vulnerable in our society and too often fall prey to physical,…
Rank this Week: 2485

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Nov 18

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court
    I received an invitation yesterday afternoon to attend a reception to celebrate the launch of a new blog “focused on providing substantive coverage of issues concerning the Supreme Court of California,” and billed as a joint…
  • Nov 3

    What can Ernest Hemingway teach you about legal writing?

    What can Ernest Hemingway teach you about legal writing?
    In a Wall Street Journal article last month, “Why Adverbs, Maligned by Many, Flourish in the American Legal System,” Ernest Hemingway is cited twice as an example of an effective writer who eschewed adverbs. This colorful…
  • Aug 27

    How to make your mediation brief effective

    How to make your mediation brief effective
    There are some big differences between appellate mediation and mediation while your case is still pending in the trial court. But appellate and trial lawyers can both benefit from reading mediator Rande Sotomayor’s excellent article,…
Rank this Week: 1071

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

Covers California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions, legislation, litigation and reform. By Miller Starr Regalia.

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3590

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: 1958

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/
Rank this Week: 1412

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Nov 18

    Be Willing to Walk Away in a Negotiation

    Be Willing to Walk Away in a Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: Be willing to walk away. That sometimes is the…
  • Aug 18

    Knowing Your Bottom Line in a Negotiation

    Knowing Your Bottom Line in a Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: You need to know your bottom line.  Nowadays…
  • Jun 11

    Art of Negotiation: Starting and Pressure Point

    Art of Negotiation: Starting and Pressure Point
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: Before you go into a negotiation you need to be…
Rank this Week: 3008

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/
  • Nov 18

    State Laws Vary on the Division of Marital Property in Divorce

    State Laws Vary on the Division of Marital Property in Divorce
    If you are thinking of initiating a divorce proceeding, be sure to understand how the state family code could affect your case, particularly how the provisions apply to property division. Each state has the authority to enact laws affecting…
  • Nov 11

    California Court Refuses to Reduce Father's Child Support Obligation

    California Court Refuses to Reduce Father's Child Support Obligation
    As a couple navigates the divorce process, there are many important issues to sort through, such as child custody, support, and the division of property. It is not surprising that couples often fail to see "eye to eye" on every matter,…
  • Nov 4

    California Courts Retain Jurisdiction to Allocate Community Property After Divorce Judgment

    California Courts Retain Jurisdiction to Allocate Community Property After Divorce Judgment
    The California Family Code governs many aspects of divorce proceedings. In many respects, the various provisions operate to place the parties on "equal footing." Courts interpreting these laws are guided by overriding principles of fairness…
Rank this Week: 3352

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case
    International marriages, when a divorce follows, can turn into messy divorces with surprising outcomes. Consider this case. After marrying in the Ukraine in 2004, Richard Villar and Olga moved to Alaska with the woman's daughter, Linda. As…
  • Oct 28

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer
    How far would you go to keep your children? Would you hire an attorney? Would you appeal any decision that separated you from your kids? The answer is obvious, right? Every parent would do whatever it took to keep their children with…
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
Rank this Week: 4621

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?
    Divorce Mediation is one of the most underrated methods of dispute resolution. California Divorce mediation services are underused by couples who are unaware of the potential of divorce mediation in Orange County. Most couples don’t…
  • Nov 6

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce
    One of the most difficult issues to deal with in any divorce proceeding is the division of martial property. Typically the biggest question is what is to happen with the house, a question that may trigger sparring matches between the…
  • Nov 4

    If I use divorce mediation, will I have to go to court?

    If I use divorce mediation, will I have to go to court?
    In California, couples who use mediation can obtain a complete, legal divorce without ever having to go to court.  In fact, the Judicial Branch of California officially recommends that all couples consider divorce mediation as a way to…
Rank this Week: 1952

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Instruction Manual for San Diego Courthouse

    Instruction Manual for San Diego Courthouse
    For many people, their first experience with a courthouse is through a divorce proceeding. Going to court for the first time can be intimating for someone who does not know what to expect. If you have not been inside a courtroom before you…
  • Nov 17

    Date of Infidelity Doesn't Automatically Set Date of Separation

    Date of Infidelity Doesn't Automatically Set Date of Separation
    It comes as no big surprise that Katharine McPhee, American Idol finalist and actress in Smash and Scorpion, is divorcing her husband, Nick Cokas after six years of marriage. The couple became estranged about a year ago when McPhee was…
  • Nov 11

    Spending the Holidays without your Children

    Spending the Holidays without your Children
    If you are recently divorced or still in the midst of the divorce process, this holiday season will likely be the first that your children spend time away from you. Throughout the divorce process, when minor children are involved, the main…
Rank this Week: 3068

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3092

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

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

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1489