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The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4421

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 555

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: 3149

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Jul 28

    Uber Driver is an Employee, California Labor Commission Rule

    Uber Driver is an Employee, California Labor Commission Rule
    In a decision that could have reverberating effects in the so-called “sharing economy,” the California Labor Commission recently ruled that a driver for Uber Technologies, Inc. is an employee and not an independent contractor.…
  • Jul 22

    Federal District Court Approves $40 Million Data-Throttling Settlement

    Federal District Court Approves $40 Million Data-Throttling Settlement
    On July 2, 2015, Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California granted final approval of a $40 million settlement reached between the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and TracFone Wireless, Inc., d/b/a Straight Talk…
  • Jul 14

    Disney Reaches Vacation Pay Settlement with Former Employee

    Disney Reaches Vacation Pay Settlement with Former Employee
    A settlement was reportedly reached last week in Zorio v. Walt Disney Worldwide Services Inc., a case brought by former Disneyland employee Reykeel Zorio, who alleged on behalf of himself and other former employees at six Disney facilities…
Rank this Week: 3180

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
  • Jul 28

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All
    You probably have sung “Happy Birthday [to You]” countless times. This post is about a company that has been collecting royalties from that song and the possibility that those royalties soon may stop. In 1893, sisters Mildred Jane…
  • Jun 24

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM
    This post about email harvesting being a violation of CAN-SPAM is based on an answer to a Quora question that I provided. (Please see Is email harvesting illegal? ) Definitions: Email Harvesting and CAN-SPAM Email harvesting is the process by…
  • Jun 11

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated
    Several years ago, I wrote about the FTC Endorsement Guides. (These are known more formally as the Federal Trade Commission Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.) This post discusses a recent update to the…
Rank this Week: 3950

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Jul 28

    Some fresh links for getting paperwork…

    Some fresh links for getting paperwork straight - making sure DPF or pm filters are compliant.Truck and Bus Regulation, Fact Sheets and DocumentsTruck Regulation Upload, Compliance, and Reporting System (TRUCRS)  Truck ReportingTruck…
  • Jul 20

    CalCAP EVCS

    CalCAP EVCS
    CalCAP EVCSThe goal of the CalCAP Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Financing Program is to increase installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by small businesses in California.     Program…
  • Jul 16

    {New blog post} Title Issue

    {New blog post} Title Issue
    Occasionally parties may find themselves worked up when buying a work / commercial truck. After weeks {or maybe months} of waiting for the truck to be delivered, buyers may wonder about the dealer/seller not releasing the actual…
Rank this Week: 5056

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Jul 28

    WHAT’S ALL THE EXCITEMENT ABOUT WORK/LIFE BALANCE?

    WHAT’S ALL THE EXCITEMENT ABOUT WORK/LIFE BALANCE?
    While watching 60 Minutes, I saw the President’s then  Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel being interviewed about his life and work. He happily told the public that he works 7 days a week and only has time to see his three kids at…
  • Jul 20

    PARTLY PARTNERSHIPS MIGHT BE FOR YOU

    PARTLY PARTNERSHIPS MIGHT BE FOR YOU
        Last week I told you we would look into ways you could “partner” with another attorney but not in a traditional way with contracts, space, etc. *** One of the first ways is, of course, by sharing space.  In this…
  • Jul 13

    PARTNERSHIPS: GOOD, BAD AND THE VERY UGLY!

    PARTNERSHIPS: GOOD, BAD AND THE VERY UGLY!
    One of the most traitorous task is setting up a law office partnership. Sounds so great in the beginning to have someone to work with every day, to share your problems and joys, to equally contribute to the financial end of…
Rank this Week: 1407

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit…

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit Center

Focuses on personal injury accidents.

http://accidentlawfirmblog.lawyer/
  • Jul 28

    Compensation After a Blown Tire Rollover Crash

    Compensation After a Blown Tire Rollover Crash
    With California's many roads and highways, the risk of such accidents is too high to ignore. If you or a loved one was involved in such an accident and are in need of means to find and pay for medical care, battle insurance companies not…
  • Jul 28

    Drones and Fighting Fires – A Bad Combination?

    Drones and Fighting Fires – A Bad Combination?
    Various suggestions are coming from people on how to tackle the drones if such situations arise and many people think that they should be shot down. It must be understood here that drones are not as small as many people might imagine. The…
  • Jul 21

    California Elevated Section of 10 Freeway Collapses in Heavy Rain

    California Elevated Section of 10 Freeway Collapses in Heavy Rain
    It will probably be discovered that Cal Trans knew about these dangers based upon prior similar incidents in the area, and that CalTrans failed to prioritize the job. A lawyer needs to be very aggressive when dealing with government attorneys…
Rank this Week: 2430

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Rock v. Levinski – First Amendment Rights of Employee

    Rock v. Levinski – First Amendment Rights of Employee
    One of the most dearly held rights Americans have is stated in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: The right of free speech. It allows us to speak our minds without fear of government infringement. But that’s just the thing:…
  • Jul 25

    Perez v. D. Howes, LLC – Misclassification of Farm Worker Employee

    Perez v. D. Howes, LLC – Misclassification of Farm Worker Employee
    Somewhere between 1 and 3 million workers migrate from various locations across the world – usually Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean – to work as laborers in U.S. farms. Vital as these workers are to the labor force, they…
  • Jul 22

    Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hosp. Network – Rights Under FMLA

    Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hosp. Network – Rights Under FMLA
    The Family and Medical Leave Act – also routinely referred to as “FMLA” – entitles most workers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Workers can take up to 12 months in a given…
Rank this Week: 1642

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect, quality of care, falls and abuse. By the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi.

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Long-Term Care Facilities Need to Protect their Residents from Fall

    Long-Term Care Facilities Need to Protect their Residents from Fall
    The reporting rate of falls experienced by adults age 65 and older has increased from 28% in the late 1990s to 36% in 2010. This rise may partially be due to greater awareness of fall risks, but, according to study authors, it is not just a…
  • Jul 27

    More Nursing Homes are Performing Basic Procedures Normally Done in the Hospital

    More Nursing Homes are Performing Basic Procedures Normally Done in the Hospital
    According to a recent news article from The New York Times, nursing homes are beginning to take the hospital’s place when it comes to basic health care, preventing unnecessary hospitalizations for older adult residents. Not only does…
  • Jul 23

    Pet Therapy as an Approach to Improve Nursing Home Residents’ Quality of Life

    Pet Therapy as an Approach to Improve Nursing Home Residents’ Quality of Life
    A nursing home in St. Paul, Minnesota is giving its residents something to smile about every day—an employee’s teacup poodle. Nala, who has become the nursing home’s perky mascot, lovingly interacts with the residents on a…
Rank this Week: 2620

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3777

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/
  • Jul 28

    California Supreme Court Reviews Community Property Statute in Divorce Case

    California Supreme Court Reviews Community Property Statute in Divorce Case
    California law clearly provides that community property is to be divided between the spouses in divorce. Community property is further identified as assets and debts acquired during the length of the marriage, with some exceptions. But…
  • Jul 21

    California Court Upholds Prenuptial Agreement in Divorce Proceeding

    California Court Upholds Prenuptial Agreement in Divorce Proceeding
    The division of community property in divorce can be a tedious and contentious process. The parties must identify, characterize, and place a value on all assets that may be subject to division. To avoid this task, couples often choose to…
  • Jul 14

    Judge Sends Siblings to Juvenile Detention Center for Refusing to Have Lunch With Father

    Judge Sends Siblings to Juvenile Detention Center for Refusing to Have Lunch With Father
    A court-issued child custody order typically includes a determination of legal and physical custody, as well as the amount and type of visitation. Under California law, courts will endeavor to craft an arrangement that serves the best…
Rank this Week: 3307

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/
  • Jul 28

    Would You Flee to Mexico to Avoid Your Ex-Inlaws? This Mother Did

    Would You Flee to Mexico to Avoid Your Ex-Inlaws? This Mother Did
    How carefully have you reviewed the family law court order in your divorce? When Jennifer Lopez met and decided to marry George DeJongh, she had three children. But this isn't a story about Jennifer and George. No, this post is about the…
  • Jul 21

    The Next Frontier: The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    The Next Frontier: The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    It wasn't long after the U.S Supreme Court voted in favor of same-sex marriage throughout the country that a similar battle brewed in Texas: the right to divorce. Angelique Naylor and Sabina Daly, both from Texas, married in 2004 in the…
  • Jul 14

    Romantic Proposal Turns into Harassment Charges Between Former Lover

    Romantic Proposal Turns into Harassment Charges Between Former Lover
    It's amazing how quickly a romantic marriage proposal aboard a loved one's yacht can sink into a morass of reprisals these days. What caused the dramatic turn of events in this seemingly storybook tale of two star-crossed lovers? I can…
Rank this Week: 3013

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 996

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Jul 28

    Another On-line Will Form Problem

    Another On-line Will Form Problem
    Ouch. Of course attorneys can make mistakes too but in this case it was the use of an online document service (unnamed to protect the guilty) that messed up. Decedent, we will call Betty, signed a will a few months before dying. Betty asked…
  • Jun 11

    Digital Assets after death

    Digital Assets after death
    The world of “digital assets” is growing by leaps and bounds each day. The issues they present are growing just as fast. That is, what happens to the money left in your Itunes account after death? Or what about your photos on…
  • May 14

    The Pragmatic lawyer

    The Pragmatic lawyer
    I have always considered myself to be reasonable or a good sense of rough justice. A quick opinion of how things should end up. People have called me pragmatic many times during my 20 years as a lawyer. I will admit I didn’t know…
Rank this Week: 2865

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/
  • Jul 28

    How Long of a Prison Sentence Can Someone Face for Tax Fraud?

    How Long of a Prison Sentence Can Someone Face for Tax Fraud?
    As many tax controversy attorneys can state, tax problems can lead to major issues including a tax audit and even criminal tax charges. Even though tax problems are typically serious matters there are certain tax crimes that stand out even…
  • Jul 22

    How Many Years Back Can the IRS Go in its Search for Tax Fraud?

    How Many Years Back Can the IRS Go in its Search for Tax Fraud?
    The IRS and Department of Justice have cracked down on tax fraud and tax evasion regardless of its form. However, in recent announcements the Department of Justice has revealed its targeted enforcement focus on business payroll tax fraud,…
  • Jun 1

    IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)

    IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)
    On Friday the IRS released new guidance on how examiners should determine the amount of any penalty for the failure to file an FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank Account, FinCEN Form 114). The guidance is effective for all open cases as of May 13,…
Rank this Week: 1247

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jul 28

    Church/State Differences and Interaction

    Church/State Differences and Interaction
    The last few days I have found myself in a number of very interesting church/state conversations.  While I have not had a conversation with a liberal I have spoken with many shades of conservatives and found a huge variety of viewpoints…
  • Jul 27

    The Server, The Server, The Server: How Hillary Damaged National Security

    The Server, The Server, The Server: How Hillary Damaged National Security
    My column this morning at The Washington Examiner and Noah Rothman’s at Commentary both target the same incredible though so-far-largely-ignored story in the background of the noise around Hillary’s server. The former Secretary of…
  • Jul 27

    “Obama’s Iran Deal? Blame it on Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush” by Clark Judge

    “Obama’s Iran Deal? Blame it on Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush” by Clark Judge
    The weekly column from Clark Judge: Obama’s Iran Deal? Blame it on Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute Every day the Iran deal…
Rank this Week: 1492

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Jul 27

    NTSB Recommends Crashworthy Fuel Tanks for All New Helicopter

    NTSB Recommends Crashworthy Fuel Tanks for All New Helicopter
    Robinson Helicopters began installing crash-resistant fuel tanks in 2010.  Robinson Helicopters with fuel tanks installed before then tend to catch fire during accidents that, but for the fire, would have been survivable. The Australian…
  • Jul 8

    Ella Lake Crash: NTSB Report Points to Weather, Possible Controlled Flight Into Terrain

    Ella Lake Crash: NTSB Report Points to Weather, Possible Controlled Flight Into Terrain
    NTSB preliminary reports do not draw conclusions as the cause of a crash.  But the NTSB’s preliminary report of the Turbine Otter crash that killed 9 near Ketchikan on June 25 suggests a weather-related “CFIT” crash,…
  • Jun 27

    Ella Lake, Alaska Crash Looks Like Another CFIT Accident

    Ella Lake, Alaska Crash Looks Like Another CFIT Accident
    We don't know much yet about the plane crash in Alaska that killed the pilot and 8 tourists from the MS Westerdam.  But the crash looks eerily similar to the Alaskan crash that killed Senator Ted Stevens and three others in 2010. Like…
Rank this Week: 4303

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

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

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 386

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 27

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank
    On July 24, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a notice seeking authorization from the Office of Management and Budget to evaluate habitat conservation banks established under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) through…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a number of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a numbers of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
Rank this Week: 4926

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 27

    Where Things Stand Now With Suitable Seating Claim

    Where Things Stand Now With Suitable Seating Claim
    Most of the California Wage Orders say that: “All working employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.” The problem with that requirement is that no one…
  • Jul 21

    Happy 25th Birthday Americans With Disabilities Act. Now Go Find a Job.

    Happy 25th Birthday Americans With Disabilities Act. Now Go Find a Job.
    July 26, 2015 will mark 25 years since George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act. Has the ADA behaved like many 25 year olds by moving to Brooklyn and refusing to compromise its creativity and individuality to find…
  • Jul 16

    “That’s How We’ve Always Done It” Is Not a Defense to Wage Claim

    “That’s How We’ve Always Done It” Is Not a Defense to Wage Claim
    If you follow employment law (and who the heck doesn’t?), you’ve seen lawsuits alleging wage and hour violations by interns, cheerleaders, minor league baseball players, and a host of others. In each of these, I’m…
Rank this Week: 1767

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jul 27

    Initiating conflict resolution

    Initiating conflict resolution
    In a prior post, I suggested that in the absence of a thorough re-vamping of the rules of civil procedure, parties and practitioners should try to invent new ways to resolve disputes outside the court system, How exactly would that work?Let's…
  • Jul 14

    Iran

    Iran
    The ink is barely dry on the breakthrough agreement reached this week with Iran, requiring that country to eliminate most of its nuclear weapons capacity in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions, and many critics are already out in…
  • Jul 9

    Time

    Time
    Here is Secretary of State John Kerry reporting on the progress of negotiations with Iran. His statement should sound familiar to a lot of mediators: on continuing negotiations so long as progress is being made, on the importance of…
Rank this Week: 4365

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer…

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury news and updates in California. Published by Moseley Collins.

http://blog.moseleycollins.com/
  • Jul 27

    Personal Injury Lawyer Fraud

    Personal Injury Lawyer Fraud
    When clients come to a personal injury lawyer, they expect to be treated fairly and trust in their attorney to handle the case with care and dignity. For most people, it’s usually safe to assume that when someone tells you that he or…
  • Jul 24

    Catastrophic Amtrak Crash

    Catastrophic Amtrak Crash
    The Amtrak passenger train crash of September 2008 was devastating for crash victims and their families. Emergency vehicles that were the first on the scene described at as both despairing and devastating, and victims of that crash are still…
  • Jul 21

    Root Canal Gone Wrong

    Root Canal Gone Wrong
    For many people, going to the dentist is something to be dreaded. Maybe it’s the worry over a dentist’s drilling or the general dislike of having someone poke around in your mouth, but most people wouldn’t mind putting off a…
Rank this Week: 4200

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/
  • Jul 27

    The Supreme Court Interrets "Living Separate and Apart" in Marriage of Davi

    The Supreme Court Interrets "Living Separate and Apart" in Marriage of Davi
    In Marriage of Davis, the Supreme Court of California was asked to decide the following question: can spouses truly be "living separate and apart" within the meaning of Family Code section 771(a) if they share the same residence? The Court,…
  • Jul 8

    Same-Sex Divorce

    Same-Sex Divorce
    In recent years, same-sex marriage has undergone a radical transformation in California and in the rest of the nation. The Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford is well aware of these important changes in the law. On June 16, 2008, the Supreme…
  • Jul 6

    There is Life After Divorce

    There is Life After Divorce
    There may have been a general consensus that the stress of a relationship ending and divorce are damaging to your health, but those effects do not have a long term impact. Researchers from the University College London institute of education,…
Rank this Week: 3048

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Big Brother at its "best"

    Big Brother at its "best"
    Why do people blog about stuff they blog about?  While I generally talk about things legal, today I have a bug in my shorts and feel the need to rant.So, I was reading an article about a winery who was fined $115,000 for allowing…
  • Jul 20

    A better mousetrap

    A better mousetrap
    One of the things I like about working at a law library is the fact that every day is different.  Yes, I do some of the same things but we get new and interesting questions every day.  Some questions I file away as experience and…
  • Jul 14

    Cardnal Sin

    Cardnal Sin
    I know I shouldn't do it but I really feel really sorry for some people. I mean, I sit at the reference desk and to listen to all the problems of the world and I really want to help with a a few "suggestions"  because some people are…
Rank this Week: 3549

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jul 27

    How Much Should You Spend

    How Much Should You Spend
    The expenses your paycheck has to cover go on and on. Each dollar is stretched;  each expense clamors for attention. Too often, the expenses go on long after the available money is gone. What seem like immediate needs squeeze out…
  • Jul 22

    No Discharge Chapter 13 Effective To Strip Lien

    No Discharge Chapter 13 Effective To Strip Lien
    The wait is over; the decision is in. Homeowners in the 9th Circuit can strip off underwater mortgages in Chapter 13 cases even when they aren’t entitled to a bankruptcy discharge, the 9th Circuit BAP has held. Thus, courts have taken…
  • Jul 18

    Can You See The Signs Of A Collection Scam

    Can You See The Signs Of A Collection Scam
      It’s pretty scary when a payday loan turns into an investigation by the Federal Crimes Bureau. Not only was the recipient of the letter  below being  investigated for crimes,  his Social Security number…
Rank this Week: 1440

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Jul 27

    The Real Threat to Retirement in America

    The Real Threat to Retirement in America
    It seems pretty harmless at first.  The first several years, even decades go by as you begin to build a retirement savings.  You feel proud that you are on your way to retirement.  What an accomplishment that would be; to have…
  • Jul 13

    Private Student Loan Taken For Son’s Drug Treatment Discharged in Bankruptcy

    Private Student Loan Taken For Son’s Drug Treatment Discharged in Bankruptcy
    In a recent decision by Hon. Richard M. Neiter, United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Los Angeles Division of the Central District of California presiding, it was determined that loans taken for the treatment of a minor child for a drug…
  • Jul 1

    Student Loan Forgiveness Taxes Better than Debt

    Student Loan Forgiveness Taxes Better than Debt
    I’ve read a couple articles recently that warn about taxes when student loans are forgiven under the Income Driven Repayment program for federal student loans.  The articles are, Beware Taxes When Your Student Loan Debt is Forgiven…
Rank this Week: 3598

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/
  • Jul 27

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?
    They may be, according to a thought-provoking article by Harvard Law School Professor Einer Elhauge entitled “Horizontal Shareholding as an Antitrust Violation” (July 21, 2015), available here. In a nutshell, Professor…
  • Jul 21

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel
    The Planet Money podcast this week has a story about the Greek economy.  According to the podcast, there is a Greek milk producer “cartel.”  Of course cartels are unlawful in Europe, just as they are in the U.S.  So…
  • Jul 19

    Price Erosion and Restricting Online Distribution Right

    Price Erosion and Restricting Online Distribution Right
    A reader who works with clients who sell online asked me to address online distribution restrictions.  This is more-or-less the reverse of the question I addressed in “Can My Supplier Refuse to Sell Products to Me?”  As…
Rank this Week: 2653

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/
  • Jul 27

    The American Dream, 4th of July and Immigration Law

    The American Dream, 4th of July and Immigration Law
    The Fourth of July (or Independence Day), may have come and gone, but many people are still celebrating the opportunities they have found in the United States. They are celebrating the result of all the hard work they put in, and the long…
  • Jul 17

    I751 Removal of Conditions When the Marriage Has Ended

    I751 Removal of Conditions When the Marriage Has Ended
    Form I-751 The removal of conditions process is an additional safe-guard that USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) uses to make sure that a marriage is bona fide before approval for a permanent green card. If you obtained your…
  • Jul 2

    Success Story: Approval of I-601A for Client Brought to U.S. as a Child

    Success Story: Approval of I-601A for Client Brought to U.S. as a Child
    Case presented to USCIS on: January 27, 2015 RFE Issued: April 10, 2015 Responded to RFE on: May 8, 2015 Approved: June 3, 2015 Client was brought into the U.S. by his parents at the age of 2. He didn’t even realize or understand he…
Rank this Week: 2996

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jul 27

    New UCL opinion: Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co.

    New UCL opinion: Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co.
    The Court of Appeal (Sixth Appellate District) handed down an important new UCL opinion last week. In Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jul. 22, 2015), the Court of Appeal reinstated a UCL "fraudulent" prong…
  • Jul 24

    New class certification opinion: Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza)

    New class certification opinion: Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza)
    In Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jul. 22, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Four) refused to disturb an order granting class certification of a UCL claim predicated on violations…
  • Jul 20

    New UCL preemption opinion: Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp.

    New UCL preemption opinion: Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp.
    In Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jun. 9, 2015; pub. ord. Jul. 1, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) held that the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act preempted claims under the UCL…
Rank this Week: 2573

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 26

    Things that are not what they seem are what they seem.

    Things that are not what they seem are what they seem.
    Some of my clients understand what is going on in their cases. Others think of what is happening as a black box. They hire me to solve some problem. We fill out papers, pay fees, they pay me, we go to meetings or hearings, I may go to…
  • Jul 12

    A modest comparison – the Old South and the New Iraq

    A modest comparison – the Old South and the New Iraq
    The recent massacre in Charleston and the threatening emergence of ISIS are both dominating the news these days. The relationship between these two events leads to a meaningful lesson. Starting with Charleston, the June 17th murders at the…
  • May 31

    Advocates for unfettered executive discretionary authority, be careful what you ask for.

    Advocates for unfettered executive discretionary authority, be careful what you ask for.
    This week the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals put the brakes, rather a wheel lock, on President Obama’s prosecutorial discretion initiatives, DAPA and an expanded DACA, deciding not to lift the stay of implementation of these programs in a…
Rank this Week: 5078

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 25

    Why meeting with a lawyer is probably a good idea

    Why meeting with a lawyer is probably a good idea
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Hello everyone, this is Robert Mansour and today I wanted to make a brief video about why it's a good idea to talk to a lawyer after an automobile accident in which you may have been injured. The reason that you want…
  • Jul 12

    Be careful when renting a car after your accident

    Be careful when renting a car after your accident
    Do not simply rent a vehicle assuming the responsible party is going to pay for it. There is no guarantee the responsible party or their insurance company is going to pay for a vehicle you decide to rent. Even if they admit fault, make sure…
  • Jun 6

    Be careful before you start racking up medical bill

    Be careful before you start racking up medical bill
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:Hi, this is Robert Mansour. I'm a personal injury lawyer, and today I want to spend a minute cautioning you not to get yourself into a financial hole if you've been involved in a car accident. Let's say you've been involved…
Rank this Week: 1950

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Big Rig Crashes in California

    Big Rig Crashes in California
    Head On Big Rig Crash   No one wants to have a head on collision while driving. I think it’s safe to say that one of everyone’s biggest fears is being involved in a big rig crash. Being on a motorcycle would make it ten…
  • Jul 17

    Dog Bites In California

    Dog Bites In California
    Police Dog Bites A Suspect   Dog bites can happen anywhere. Police bites can also happen a lot. Whether it be on a suspect or the very rare dog turning on it’s partner in the field.   During a police hunt for a person who was…
  • Jul 5

    Bed Bug Issues In California

    Bed Bug Issues In California
    California Working on Issues with Bed Bug   Bed bugs can cause some pretty serious issues. Most people think, “Hey, my house is clean I can’t get bed bugs” or “I’m in a fancy hotel, no way bed bugs are in…
Rank this Week: 1420

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 24

    Major Decision on Date of Separation

    Major Decision on Date of Separation
    Until this week couples going through divorce could be considered separated even though they continued to live in the same home together.  No More… The California Supreme Court has issued its long awaited decision in the case of…
  • Jul 7

    What We Can Learn From Celebrity Divorce

    What We Can Learn From Celebrity Divorce
    You are not a big Hollywood star. You are not a famous athlete. You are not a high priced supermodel. If you end up getting divorced though, there is a lot to learn from the celebrity divorces that are in the news. Silvana D. Raso has a great…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Says Everyone Can Marry

    Supreme Court Says Everyone Can Marry
    The issue of same sex marriage is now resolved in the United States. Marriage is marriage. Not traditional marriage, not man-woman marriage, not same sex marriage, not civil unions, etc., etc.   In a 5-4 opinion issued today Associate…
Rank this Week: 2070

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4683

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1700

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: 1586

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/
  • Jul 23

    Costa Mesa Man Assumes Roles of Criminal, Judge, and Jury in His Own Hit and Run Case

    Costa Mesa Man Assumes Roles of Criminal, Judge, and Jury in His Own Hit and Run Case
    IRVINE Alec Scott Abraham sped through a red light, mowing down a family in a Chevy Cruz, killing a 2 year-old girl and her grandmother, while seriously injuring the girl’s mother and 7 year-old brother last month. Abraham fled the…
  • Jul 22

    Marijuana Found in Newport Beach Apartment Deemed Legal by Police

    Marijuana Found in Newport Beach Apartment Deemed Legal by Police
    After being alerted to a fire inside an apartment on the 1900 block of Sherrington Place, police discovered roughly 25 marijuana plants. The plants were part of a cultivation project, however, one that police determined to be legal. The…
  • Jul 20

    Small-Time OC Pimp Facing 22 Years if Convicted For Human Trafficking

    Small-Time OC Pimp Facing 22 Years if Convicted For Human Trafficking
    24 year-old Richard Sandoval has been charged with 8 felonies related to his violent attempts at persuading his 18 year-old girlfriend to become his prostitute at a hotel in Garden Grove. Along with burning her leg with a blow torch, Sandoval…
Rank this Week: 2939

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Negotiating with a creditor

    Negotiating with a creditor
    Sometimes people decide that they want to negotiate directly with a creditor. That is not always a bad idea. In fact, if you are early enough in the process, it can be good for you. But how do you do...
  • Jul 21

    FTC Goes After LifeLock

    FTC Goes After LifeLock
    Not really a surprise, but the Federal Trade Commission today announced a lawsuit against LifeLock. LifeLock knows that people are going to steal your identity, but apparently they do not know that they are going to be sued. A bit...
  • Jun 10

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out
    So one of the biggest questions I get from tenants is about security deposits. No one has a probably paying it. But everyone has an issue when it comes time to move out. Landlords want more than they deserve. Tenants...
Rank this Week: 1048

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Choosing an insurance agent

    Choosing an insurance agent
    I get asked often about picking an insurance agent. People buy a house and they want to find an agent. Or they want to shop around. Unfortunately, most people make the same mistake: they shop solely based on price. Insurance...
  • Jun 10

    Auto Insurance property damage issues - again

    Auto Insurance property damage issues - again
    I get a lot of calls in a month about property damage issues. The big ones are "How much do they owe for my car?" and "Why isn't there enough to pay for my repairs?" First, property damage claims, especially...
  • Jun 9

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your personal injury case

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your personal injury case
    People sometimes call me up and ask a simple question: Why should I hire you to help me with my car accident? After all, it should be easy to resolve. As simple as it sounds, it is an important question....
Rank this Week: 635

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Elder Abuse in Orange County, CA

    Elder Abuse in Orange County, CA
    I receive lots of inquiries about elder abuse from people who have read my previous blogs and visited my website. Most of the contacts are from folks who believe that their elderly relatives have been either physically or financially abused…
  • Jul 14

    Crime In The Court in Orange County, CA

    Crime In The Court in Orange County, CA
    I have had many clients come to me and say, either jokingly or for real, can't I pay someone to "take care of this?" I always laughingly say, "This isn't Chicago with Al Capone and gangsters running the courts". Apparently, I was wrong. At…
  • Jul 6

    DUI with Injury. Felony or Misdemeanor?

    DUI with Injury. Felony or Misdemeanor?
    The DA has the right to charge a DUI where injury is claimed, with either a felony or a misdemeanor. What makes it a felony charge or a less severe misdemeanor is the extent of the injury suffered by the victim. Sometimes it's obvious that…
Rank this Week: 4642

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Amusement Park Visit was a Gas!

    Amusement Park Visit was a Gas!
    In June 2009, Kent and Jennifer Higgins and family visited Santa Claus, an Indiana amusement park owned and operated by the Koch Development Corp. The filter pump connected to the park's lazy river malfunctioned. As staff worked to fix the…
  • Jul 1

    Job Applicant Sues Louisiana Walmart Over Chair Collapse

    Job Applicant Sues Louisiana Walmart Over Chair Collapse
    Walmart is being sued by a woman who claims she was injured when a chair collapsed underneath her when she visited a local store seeking a job. As reported in the Louisiana Record, Venice Mallet, and husband Dwayne, filed suit against…
  • Jun 21

    Guardrail company fined $663 million for defrauding government

    Guardrail company fined $663 million for defrauding government
    Trinity Industries Inc., manufacturers of a highway guardrail safety system tied to at least nine deaths, was ordered by a judge to pay $663 million for defrauding the U.S. government. As reported in The Insurance Journal, the decision on…
Rank this Week: 2310

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014
    Kantor & Kantor is honored to announce the selection of four attorneys from the firm for the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Inclusion in this list is reserved for attorneys who exhibit distinct excellence in their practice.…
  • Jul 22

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain
    Many of our clients have disabling pain. However, the difficulty is proving that the pain is disabling. There is no test to quantify the severity of pain as it is an entirely subjective condition. This does not mean however, that an…
  • Jul 8

    Miracle Hepatitis C Drug Cure Being Denied: Not Sick Enough

    Miracle Hepatitis C Drug Cure Being Denied: Not Sick Enough
    Have you been denied medically necessary prescription drug treatment for Hepatitis C? If you have, Kantor & Kantor, LLP has a solution to help navigate you toward insurance carrier approval of Harvoni treatment for Hepatitis C. In…
Rank this Week: 1162

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 22

    Craig McClellan Appears on ABC 10 News to Discuss Fatal Crash

    Craig McClellan Appears on ABC 10 News to Discuss Fatal Crash
    For the past decade, locals of Oceanside, CA have complained that Vista Way is a dangerous road to travel, referring to it as a “death trap.” With dozens of car accidents occurring over the past decade, it is no wonder why…
  • Jun 30

    Holiday Safety Tips: Staying Safe on Fourth of July

    Holiday Safety Tips: Staying Safe on Fourth of July
    The McClellan Law Firm hopes that everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend! During this time of year, many of us choose to celebrate the Fourth of July with a vacation, celebration, or backyard party. While having fun is a tradition…
  • May 6

    Cell Phone Restrictions Help Reduce Car Accidents -- At Least in California

    Cell Phone Restrictions Help Reduce Car Accidents -- At Least in California
    In July 2008, California banned handheld cell phone use while driving. Now, over three years later, it is clear that this ban has helped contribute to a decrease in distracted driving deaths throughout California state. The California…
Rank this Week: 4055

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Simi Valley Taxi Drivers Protest Lack of Uber Regulation

    Simi Valley Taxi Drivers Protest Lack of Uber Regulation
    According to the Simi Valley Acorn, local taxi drivers and taxi company owners were at the Simi Valley City Council meeting on Monday to protest against the rise of Uber, a popular ride sharing service, in the community. Their main problem…
  • Jul 15

    Malibu to Implement Safety Improvements to Prevent Accident

    Malibu to Implement Safety Improvements to Prevent Accident
    Due to the high frequency of Malibu car accidents, the city has decided to implement new safety measures to try to decrease the amount of accidents. Many Malibu accidents happen on Pacific Coast Highway, which is a long stretch of road…
  • Jun 16

    6 People Killed in California Apartment Balcony Collapse

    6 People Killed in California Apartment Balcony Collapse
    6 people died today and others suffered serious injuries when an apartment balcony they were on collapsed. The apartment balcony collapse accident happened in Berkeley, California, and the victims appear to be Irish citizens in California on…
Rank this Week: 4702