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California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Recent developments and analysis in commercial and consumer bankruptcy and insolvency issues. By MacDonald | Fernandez LLP.

http://calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle
    Join Matt Olson for lunch as he and Greg Demirchyan present "Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle" for the Business Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Reno…
  • Feb 19

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy
    This Monday, February 23, 2015, at the City Club of San Francisco, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum in cooperation with the Taxation Section and the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will present…
  • Feb 16

    Chapter 11 Reorganization Solutions to Port Strikes and Shipping Delay

    Chapter 11 Reorganization Solutions to Port Strikes and Shipping Delay
    A strategic chapter 11 bankruptcy case can provide crucial help to businesses facing delayed shipments of supplies and inventory resulting from the port strikes and shutdowns, including:  •  The Automatic Stay.  A…
Rank this Week: 2024

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Mar 27

    Top 5 Causes of Trucking Accident

    Top 5 Causes of Trucking Accident
    What are the top 5 causes of trucking accidents?  Trucks are an important part of the economy. On any given day, California motorists share the road with tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, vans and other commercial vehicles. A truck…
  • Mar 26

    Nighttime Motorcycle Accidents in California

    Nighttime Motorcycle Accidents in California
    Nighttime motorcycle accidents in California, including Los Angeles and other urban areas like San Diego, Orange County and the Inland Empire are a huge problem.  Too often, the convenience, economy and adventure of motorcycle riding…
  • Mar 21

    Mechanical Failure Traffic Accidents in California

    Mechanical Failure Traffic Accidents in California
    Mechanical failure traffic accidents in California are still a major problem.  On the road, safety is critical. While distracted driving, human error and intoxication cause a considerable number of traffic accidents, mechanical…
Rank this Week: 2536

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
  • Mar 27

    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…
  • Mar 20

    Fraudulent Takedown Notice Leads to $25,000 Judgment

    Fraudulent Takedown Notice Leads to $25,000 Judgment
    Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the author of a fraudulent takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to pay more than $25,000. U.K. Student Journalist Oliver Hotham…
  • Feb 20

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?
    This post, about why many legal documents use Shall rather than Will, is based on a Quora answer that I wrote. See Why was “should” substituted for “would” in the 1800s? For example, why did people say, “I should…
Rank this Week: 3949

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/
  • Mar 27

    Liability for unsupervised trampoline use

    Liability for unsupervised trampoline use
    There are thousands of children and adults hurt using trampolines each year. While adults may well have assumed the risk of injury, it is a different situation where children are involved.
  • Mar 26

    Fracture of the Talu

    Fracture of the Talu
    A fracture of the ankle may occur to a person involved in a motor vehicle collision.  A fracture involving the talus, a bone that makes up the lowest part of the ankle joint, is usually apparent in people involved in a motor vehicle…
  • Mar 26

    Zip Lining Danger

    Zip Lining Danger
    A clear blue sky, a beautiful mountain or body of water - as Spring Break 2015 descends upon us, thoughts turn to outdoor fun - such as zip lining - which is a fun outdoor activity that while mostly safe, has inherent dangers as well.
Rank this Week: 3670

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Mar 27

    The Costly Consequences of One Big Company’s Legal Mistake [e169]

    The Costly Consequences of One Big Company’s Legal Mistake [e169]
    Nasir and Matt cap off the week by discussing how AT&T’s legal counsel failed to appeal a decision and the costly consequences that resulted.
  • Mar 26

    Wellness Plan Dilemma

    Wellness Plan Dilemma
    Employers who want to encourage employees to participate in wellness plans face a legal dilemma about whether the incentives and/or penalties permitted under the Affordable Care Act may render participation “involuntary,” and in…
  • Mar 25

    How to Record Video of Your Employees and Get Away With It [e168]

    How to Record Video of Your Employees and Get Away With It [e168]
    Nasir and Matt talk about Panera Bread’s decision to start recording video of its employees and whether that decision is legal.
Rank this Week: 1843

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Mar 27

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim
    Bottom line: The Federal Circuit construed the meaning of a phrase (i.e., a contact hole) which typically is construed to mean “one or more” to mean “two or more.” This case illustrates the fickleness of patent…
  • Mar 23

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect
    Bottom line: Claim sets that include independent claims directed to different types of entities (e.g., manufacturer v. end user, receiver v. transmitter, method v. apparatus) may enable the patent owner to license its patents to one entity…
  • Mar 17

    Using the word “invention” narrows your patent protection

    Using the word “invention” narrows your patent protection
    Bottom line: It  may be counter-intuitive, but use of the word “invention” when drafting a patent application is a disfavored practice.   For the most part, use of the word “invention” narrows the patent…
Rank this Week: 4155

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Mar 27

    Waiting Time Penalties Rules Due in California

    Waiting Time Penalties Rules Due in California
    Under California Labor Code section 203, an employer must pay a waiting time penalty on wages owed when the employer willfully fails to pay wages due under section 201 ore 202. A waiting time penalty is equal to one day’s pay fore each…
  • Feb 1

    Oral Complaints About Labor Law Violations Are Protected

    Oral Complaints About Labor Law Violations Are Protected
    Some employees assume that unless they have proof of complaining about a particular labor law violation, the protections of anti-retaliation laws do not apply to them. However, as the US Supreme Court recently held in Kasten v Saint-Gobain…
  • Jan 29

    How Being Rude to Your Boss Can Ruin Your Wrongful Termination Case

    How Being Rude to Your Boss Can Ruin Your Wrongful Termination Case
    Suppose your boss engages in what’s clear to be a discriminatory conduct toward you because of your age, race, gender, or because the employer is really unhappy that you filed a workers comp claim or harassment complaint. You are not…
Rank this Week: 1059

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Lunch With the Probate Judges – 2015

    Lunch With the Probate Judges – 2015
    On March 24, 2015, the panel of Probate Judges discussed the current state of Probate Court in Los Angeles County and addressed questions and concerns submitted by members of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Fortunately six probate judges…
  • Feb 20

    Conservators Can Petition the Court to Stop the Abuse of Elder or Dependent Adult

    Conservators Can Petition the Court to Stop the Abuse of Elder or Dependent Adult
    Firm partners, Alexander R. Ginzburg and Yasha Bronshteyn, attended the Elder Abuse Restraining Orders: Nuts, Bolts and Other Miscellany program which was presented on February 19, 2014, by the Los Angeles Bar Association-Trust…
  • Feb 2

    New California Conservatorship Jurisdiction Act

    New California Conservatorship Jurisdiction Act
      On January 20, 2015, Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, attended the New California Conservatorship Jurisdiction Act: Protecting Conservatees from Multi-State Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse,  presented by…
Rank this Week: 3375

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Mar 27

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Allegations of gender discrimination in Silicon Valley are nothing new. High profile lawsuits have already been filed against several tech companies. Now a former Twitter employee has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her former…
  • Mar 13

    David Copperfield Prepares to Settle Wage Dispute

    David Copperfield Prepares to Settle Wage Dispute
    Illusionist David Copperfield is poised to settle a wage dispute with employees. For the last several years, Copperfield has performed a magic show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. The Las Vegas show is a major tourist attraction and…
  • Feb 27

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement
    In a post in August, 2014 (HERE), the California Business Litigation blog wrote about a lawsuit filed by Cal200. That suit alleged that many school districts in California were failing to meet the elementary school standard for PE of 200…
Rank this Week: 1493

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1136

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1420

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Holding Trucking Companies Responsible When Mechanical Issues Lead to Tragic Crashe

    Holding Trucking Companies Responsible When Mechanical Issues Lead to Tragic Crashe
    Large trucks have the potential to cause terrible accidents. Whether the victim is an employee or a bystander, large truck accidents are frightening and tragic. The tragedy of a truck-related fatality is compounded when the investigation…
  • Mar 25

    Child Care Injuries in Northern California

    Child Care Injuries in Northern California
    While our culture often defines success by looking at someone’s material possessions, our work reminds us every day that our own health and the well-being of our loved ones that truly matters most. From the moment your child is born,…
  • Mar 24

    Oakland Apartment Fire Attorney on Civilian Deaths in Residential Fire

    Oakland Apartment Fire Attorney on Civilian Deaths in Residential Fire
    Many of us have sat before a burning fire and marveled at its intricacy and beauty. While fire can be fascinating, it remains one of the most powerful and dangerous forces known to man. As described below, residential fires pose a greater…
Rank this Week: 2916

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

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

    Dead Debts Haunt Home Purchase

    Dead Debts Haunt Home Purchase
    Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom. It’s also the price of freedom from old debts, as my former bankruptcy client learned. He was about to close escrow on a new home a couple of years after his discharge. But the sale came to a…
  • Mar 26

    Time Running Out To Claim Prior Year Tax Break

    Time Running Out To Claim Prior Year Tax Break
    Time is running out on your 2011 tax return. Whaaaat?, you say.  You’re working on 2014 between now and April 15th. But if you’re one of those people who overlooked a tax deduction or, better yet, a tax credit like…
  • Mar 19

    What Kenny Rogers Teaches Us About Getting Out of Debt

    What Kenny Rogers Teaches Us About Getting Out of Debt
        You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em; know when to walk away, know when to run... So goes the gambler’s advice to the young card player in the hit Kenny Rogers song. Hum along as we…
Rank this Week: 1660

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/
  • Mar 27

    Divorce Mediation: What You Should Expect From Your Ex-Spouse

    Divorce Mediation: What You Should Expect From Your Ex-Spouse
    Divorce is one of the hardest times for a person, with emotional traumas and mental setbacks being one of the few things that are usually encountered by spouses going through a divorce. Ending a relation that was started with the aim of it…
  • Mar 25

    A Sneak Peak At California Divorce Law: What You Should Know!

    A Sneak Peak At California Divorce Law: What You Should Know!
    Divorce in California can be one of the easiest and one of the hardest processes within the family law jurisdiction.  Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions with regards to California divorce law, so that you are able…
  • Mar 23

    Don’t Let Your Divorce Take A Toll On You!

    Don’t Let Your Divorce Take A Toll On You!
    When marriages start to turn sour with a lack of love and trust, people start to feel trapped and suffocated. In such cases, people yearn to be free – free from the stress, the constant fighting, and the endless arguments. They want a…
Rank this Week: 2114

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    "Historic" Marijuana Bill Introduced by U.S. Senator

    "Historic" Marijuana Bill Introduced by U.S. Senator
    The marijuana reform bill introduced by a trio of high-profile U.S. senators is being called "historic" for the way in which it would pave a path toward the drug's legitimacy nationwide. It's a first for the Senate, and advocates are…
  • Mar 25

    California Lawmakers Lay Off Marijuana DUI - For Now

    California Lawmakers Lay Off Marijuana DUI - For Now
    California state lawmakers will be mulling a myriad of issues related to marijuana in the coming months. In all, there are approximately 20 bills that address the drug in some form or another. Those measures were all filed before the…
  • Mar 23

    Lawsuits Seek to Open Doors to Costa Mesa Medical Marijuana Dispensarie

    Lawsuits Seek to Open Doors to Costa Mesa Medical Marijuana Dispensarie
    Two lawsuits against the City of Costa Mesa, filed in Orange County Superior Court, alleges the city blocked a special election on a medical marijuana initiative for purely political reasons, violating state election law. City officials…
Rank this Week: 4600

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3075

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Is There a Medi-cal Asset Limit in Northern California

    Is There a Medi-cal Asset Limit in Northern California
    Is There a Medi-cal Asset Limit in Northern California from Timothy Murphy This is a health insurance program that is jointly administered by the federal government along with each state government. Learn more about medi-cal asset limit in…
  • Mar 24

    How Do Elder Law Attorneys Charge?

    How Do Elder Law Attorneys Charge?
    Sometimes you make a relatively small investment in the present so that you can save a great deal of money in the future. This is a dynamic that enters the picture when you are looking at the value of a consultation with an elder law…
  • Mar 23

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?
    There is a legal process called probate that will often enter the picture when an estate is being administered. Generally speaking, property that is in your direct personal possession when you pass away would be looked upon as probate…
Rank this Week: 2476

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

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

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/27/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/27/15
    TED 2015: Truth and Dare was held in my hometown of Vancouver from March 16-20. Have a listen to tween pianist Joey Alexander (featured at TED) perform Giant Steps while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Gene:…
  • Mar 23

    Private Foundations & Self-Dealing  

    Private Foundations & Self-Dealing  
    We recently added a post to the blog about private foundations and the rules that they are subject to.  Of the private foundation rules, those regarding self-dealing are some of the most complex and have some of the most serious ……
  • Mar 20

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/20/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/20/15
      This week I had the pleasure of attending the Wharton Social Impact Conference (see Storify). Have a listen to Ramy Essam‘s Irhal (anthem of the Egyptian protests in Tahrir Square) while perusing our…
Rank this Week: 1396

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    It's A Digital World

    It's A Digital World
    If one waits long enough opportunities appear, almost magically.Early EAMS observers will remember this scene...Medical records reproduction companies in California have been waiting now for 2 years to get a fee schedule.Still waiting.In the…
  • Mar 26

    Henley's Song

    Henley's Song
    Yesterday fellow blogger Bob Wilson of WorkersCompensation.com wrote that Tennessee's pending opt-out bill, SB 721, was "complete and utter bullshit."Wilson chastised the proponent's attempt to cap medical costs at $500,000, which was…
  • Mar 25

    A Family Affair

    A Family Affair
    One of the interesting things about workers' compensation law is how it can differ from state to state, and how the "arm" of the law can extend to people who may, or may not, be intended to be covered.Indeed, exclusive remedy is a tricky…
Rank this Week: 3810

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Mar 27

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number
    In a recently published article, three professors undertook an empirical analysis of noncompetition and other restrictive postemployment covenants in public company Chief Executive Officer contracts.  Norman D. Bishara, Kenneth J.…
  • Mar 26

    Did The Judge’s Ruling Truly Decimate The Defendant’s Contention?

    Did The Judge’s Ruling Truly Decimate The Defendant’s Contention?
    Yesterday’s post concerned Justice M. Kathleen Butz’ recent holding in Yee v. Am. Nat’l Ins. Co., 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 257 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015).  The case involved the California Controller’s attempt to examine…
  • Mar 25

    Controller Must Still “Look To Find A Reason To Believe”

    Controller Must Still “Look To Find A Reason To Believe”
    Last month, I wrote about reports that the SEC is seeking years of employment agreements, nondisclosure agreements and other documents in an effort to ferret out possible restraints on whistleblowers.  See Is Anything…
Rank this Week: 4501

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
  • Mar 26

    Coach Dean Smith leaves a small legacy… what will you do?

    Coach Dean Smith leaves a small legacy… what will you do?
    As an estate planning attorney I help clients plan the legacy they will leave. Often it’s simple such as “I leave everything to my children….”  Other times it’s a gift to an old friend, a church, or other…
  • Mar 11

    Best nursing homes in Sacramento

    Best nursing homes in Sacramento
    I just saw this article at US News rating the best nursing homes in Sacramento. Good list to consider for your loved ones. Here’s the link.
  • Mar 11

    Best nursing homes in Sacramento

    Best nursing homes in Sacramento
    I just saw this article at US News rating the best nursing homes in Sacramento. Good list to consider for your loved ones. Here’s the link. The post Best nursing homes in Sacramento appeared first on California Probate Attorney.
Rank this Week: 3003

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Mar 26

    What Is A Religion? Or “I know It When I See It.” By Phillip J. Griego

    What Is A Religion? Or “I know It When I See It.” By Phillip J. Griego
    One of the great things about the practice of law is that it is never dull or boring. A new unpublished case confirms this opinion. Plaintiff and appellant Marshel Copple filed a case under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act…
  • Mar 17

    How to Prove Discrimination When There is No Smoking Gun

    How to Prove Discrimination When There is No Smoking Gun
    More often than not, employees do not have direct evidence of discrimination.  Occasionally an employer will say or write something that clearly indicates an unlawful motive, but in most cases the employee tries to prove the…
  • Jan 30

    Being “On-Call” Does Not Consitute “Work”

    Being “On-Call” Does Not Consitute “Work”
    The Second Appellate District published its decision in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, which overturned a trial court’s award of $90 million in statutory damages, interest, penalties, and attorney fees for a class of…
Rank this Week: 1540

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

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

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2919

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Felony Elder Abuse Charges in Castro Valley Case

    Felony Elder Abuse Charges in Castro Valley Case
    Back in 2013, a number of elderly residents in a Castro Valley facility were abandoned, “left without proper staffing or care for two days,” according to a recent article in the San Jose Mercury News. Now, the owner and…
  • Mar 17

    Court Prohibits California Health Department from Hiding Nursing Home Citation

    Court Prohibits California Health Department from Hiding Nursing Home Citation
    Getting information about the details of a citation at a nursing home facility can be difficult. However, a new California Supreme Court Decision could change that. Learn more from the California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer blog.
  • Mar 11

    Sexual Abuse Reported at Nursing Home

    Sexual Abuse Reported at Nursing Home
    Elder abuse and neglect can include sexual assault. Learn more about one incident of sexual assault at a nursing home from the California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog.
Rank this Week: 1276

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/
  • Mar 26

    Sixth Circuit Applies Cost Screen to Tying by Differential Pricing

    Sixth Circuit Applies Cost Screen to Tying by Differential Pricing
    In Collins Inkjet Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co., No. 14-3306 (6th Cir. March 16, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that differential pricing – charging more for one product when the customer does not also purchase…
  • Mar 20

    Return of Robinson-Patman Act and Resale Price Maintenance Litigation?

    Return of Robinson-Patman Act and Resale Price Maintenance Litigation?
    A quick note on a few recent developments suggesting that RP and RPM litigation is not yet dead. First, on February 2, 2015, a court refused to dismiss claims against Clorox arising from its refusal to sell a small regional grocery chain the…
  • Feb 9

    San Jose Strikes Out in Baseball Antitrust Challenge

    San Jose Strikes Out in Baseball Antitrust Challenge
    “Baseball? It’s just a game — as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. It’s a sport, business — and sometimes even religion.” Ernie Harwell, “The Game for…
Rank this Week: 2808

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Mar 26

    Seth McFarlane Sued Over Alleged "Ted" Copyright Infringement

    Seth McFarlane Sued Over Alleged "Ted" Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - A Los Angeles Federal court ruled that Seth McFarlane’s “Ted” does not constitute as a copyright infringement of “Charlie” another wild teddy bear. “Ted” the vulgar teddy bear movie star…
  • Mar 18

    Apple's Latest Patent To Allow App Sharing In Real Time

    Apple's Latest Patent To Allow App Sharing In Real Time
    IPNews® - Apple has been granted a patent that would allow two users to collaborate on the same app in real time. Apple’s latest patent allows two or more iPhone or iPad users to interact with the same app in real time and…
  • Mar 12

    Copyright Infringement Costs Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams $7 Million

    Copyright Infringement Costs Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams $7 Million
    IPNews® - “Blurred Lines” is Robin Thicke’s biggest hit to date, however the song was found to violate Marvin Gaye’s copyrighted song “Got to Give it Up”.    Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams…
Rank this Week: 3764

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    IRS Drops Penalty Against Marijuana Company For Not Filing Electronically

    IRS Drops Penalty Against Marijuana Company For Not Filing Electronically
    In a settlement reached with the Internal Revenue Service, a Colorado medical marijuana dispensary will not have to pay a penalty for failing to pay certain taxes electronically. The dispensary, Allgreens LLC, failed to pay employee…
  • Mar 5

    IRS Declines to Further Define “Willful” vs. “Non-Willful”

    IRS Declines to Further Define “Willful” vs. “Non-Willful”
    During a February 24 webcast hosted by the American Bar Association, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official declined to provide further definition on “willful” versus “non-willful” behavior for taxpayers hoping to…
  • Feb 26

    Protect Your Assets with a Private Retirement Plan

    Protect Your Assets with a Private Retirement Plan
    The following post was taken from our February 2015 newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Most people will not spend a penny today to put a hurdle between their valuable assets and some currently unknown, but…
Rank this Week: 3017

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Mar 26

    The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake

    The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake
    Everyone knows an estate plan is a good idea, but too few actually follow through on one. Even then, people who think they’ve dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” still make critical errors that will cause…
  • Mar 19

    Things You Should Have in a Secure Location When You Die

    Things You Should Have in a Secure Location When You Die
    Most people hear “end-of-life plan” and imagine a will, perhaps a trust, maybe even healthcare directives and a power of attorney. Certainly, those are all crucial documents that everyone should have in place. But there are…
  • Mar 12

    How to Choose the Right Agent for Your California Estate Plan

    How to Choose the Right Agent for Your California Estate Plan
    An estate plan is as much of a contingency arrangement as an inheritance mechanism. We all hope to live long lives free of catastrophe or disease, but it would be irresponsible to discount the “what-if”s altogether. View image |…
Rank this Week: 3163

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Mar 26

    Promises, Promises…Can You Enforce a Promise to Leave You Property in a California Will?

    Promises, Promises…Can You Enforce a Promise to Leave You Property in a California Will?
    Ever have someone make you a promise?  How about a promise to leave you property after they die, if only you take care of them while they are alive?  That can be a good deal, or a terrible deal when the person making the promise…
  • Mar 19

    Top 10 Things Every Will Beneficiary Must Know!

    Top 10 Things Every Will Beneficiary Must Know!
    If you are the beneficiary of a California Will, there’s a few things you need to know in order to understand and protect your rights.  Here’s  the Top 10 things you must know as a Will Beneficiary: 1.  The Last…
  • Mar 12

    The Four Factors For California Financial Elder Abuse

    The Four Factors For California Financial Elder Abuse
    Financial elder abuse in California is become more commonplace with our aging population.  In California, there are laws that are meant to protect the physical and financial wellbeing of seniors.  In this video, Stewart Albertson…
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California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Mar 26

    Fasten Your Seatbelts and Enjoy the Ride: the 2015 Edition of Cal-Peculiarities is Coming Soon!

    Fasten Your Seatbelts and Enjoy the Ride: the 2015 Edition of Cal-Peculiarities is Coming Soon!
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPAs loyal Cal Pecs Blog readers, you probably know of our signature book Cal-Peculiarities: How California Employment Law Is Different, which we update on an annual basis.  The 2015 edition will be ready…
  • Mar 19

    How Do We Treat the Leased Among Us? New Law on Joint Liability With Labor Contractor

    How Do We Treat the Leased Among Us? New Law on Joint Liability With Labor Contractor
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Laura Maechtlen and Dana Howells As of January 1, 2015, new California Labor Code section 2810.3 requires a “client employer” to share civil liability with “labor contractors” (aka…
  • Mar 12

    A One-Two Punch: New CFRA Regs and Abusive Conduct Training

    A One-Two Punch: New CFRA Regs and Abusive Conduct Training
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Dana Peterson Breaking News: New CFRA regulations will take effect July 1, 2015. Mandatory paid sick leave will not be the only new rule affecting California employers this summer. Also effective on July 1…
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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/
  • Mar 26

    Keeping Inherited Money Separate

    Keeping Inherited Money Separate
    Most parents want to ensure their children have every advantage and opportunity they can afford to provide to ensure they are successful and happy. Many parents also want to leave a financial legacy for their children after they pass away in…
  • Mar 25

    Can I be Forced to Testify as a Witness?

    Can I be Forced to Testify as a Witness?
    Here at the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, we do our best to settle family law disputes in an amicable fashion. If the circumstances permit, we work with the parties (and opposing counsel) to help the parties reach a settlement agreement…
  • Mar 24

    "Your Cheating Hart"

    "Your Cheating Hart"
    Actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, whose new movie Get Hard co-starring Will Farrell set to release on March 27th, is on top of the world. It also appears that the feud between Kevin's first Wife and mother of his two children, Torrei Hart, and…
Rank this Week: 3181

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    McMaster v. Eastern Armored Servs. – Motor Carrier Act Exemption to Overtime

    McMaster v. Eastern Armored Servs. – Motor Carrier Act Exemption to Overtime
    One of the ways companies frequently attempt to skirt overtime wage laws is to wrongly classify workers as exempt. They may fudge the definition of the job, or in some cases, simply look for any available legal loophole and stretch it to fit…
  • Mar 21

    Walz v. Ameriprise Fin. Inc. – Mental Illness Discrimination Allegation

    Walz v. Ameriprise Fin. Inc. – Mental Illness Discrimination Allegation
    A federal appeals court has affirmed a judgment in favor of a company accused of disability discrimination, finding because employee never informed her bosses of the nature of her disability and never requested accommodations, she could not…
  • Mar 18

    Dickson v. Burke Williams, Inc. – Failure to Prevent Harassment Alleged by Spa Worker

    Dickson v. Burke Williams, Inc. – Failure to Prevent Harassment Alleged by Spa Worker
    A California appellate court reversed a $285,000 verdict in favor of a former spa worker who alleged her employer failed to take reasonable steps necessary to protect her from the sexual harassment and gender discrimination of two customers.…
Rank this Week: 1864

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    San Francisco Firefighter Claims Discrimination on Basis of HIV Diagnosi

    San Francisco Firefighter Claims Discrimination on Basis of HIV Diagnosi
    A 40 year old firefighter in San Francisco has filed a claim with city officials, alleging that he was discriminated against and harassed at work after his coworkers learned he had tested positive for HIV. The man says that he does not know…
  • Mar 23

    San Francisco Rec and Parks Employee Injured in Falling Tree Accident

    San Francisco Rec and Parks Employee Injured in Falling Tree Accident
    A worker with the San Francisco Rec and Parks Department was injured earlier this month by a falling tree in the Bayview District. The man is a long-time employee of the department, and is one of the managers. The incident occurred close to…
  • Mar 19

    72 Passengers from Asiana Airlines Crash Reach Settlement

    72 Passengers from Asiana Airlines Crash Reach Settlement
    Asiana Airlines settled 72 personal injury claims in lawsuits that were filed over a July 2013 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport. The flight was carrying 291 passengers and struck a seawall as pilots were attempting to…
Rank this Week: 2588

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/
  • Mar 26

    What Qualities Should I Look for in an Executor?

    What Qualities Should I Look for in an Executor?
    When you think about the process of estate planning, the execution of documents will probably come to mind. This is a large part of the endeavor to be sure, but someone must follow the instructions that you leave behind in these documents. If…
  • Mar 24

    Elder Care FAQS: How Common is Alzheimer’s Disease?

    Elder Care FAQS: How Common is Alzheimer’s Disease?
    Elder care law firms help people who are serious about preparing for the eventualities of aging. Pragmatism is key, and you have to confront some circumstances that can be quite challenging if you want to be optimally prepared.…
  • Mar 19

    Can I Take Back Assets in Medi-cal Trust?

    Can I Take Back Assets in Medi-cal Trust?
    Can I Take Back Assets in Medi-cal Trust? from Roy W. Litherland As a result, many seniors who were never financially needy seek Medi-Cal eligibility.  Learn more about Assets in Medi-cal Trust in this presentation. The post Can I Take…
Rank this Week: 2478

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Vehicle Destroyed, But Police Officer Charged with DUI Survives Train Wreck

    Vehicle Destroyed, But Police Officer Charged with DUI Survives Train Wreck
    A police officer in southern Texas may be recalling the old saying about people who live in glass houses never throwing stones. We don’t know if Devon Brittany New, a member of the Nixon, Texas, police force, ever arrested anyone for…
  • Mar 20

    Will You Use Your Smartphone to Avoid Charges of DUI in Los Angeles?

    Will You Use Your Smartphone to Avoid Charges of DUI in Los Angeles?
    People who have had a drink or two (or three) often don’t realize that they shouldn’t drive because they’re over the legal limit for blood alcohol content. That could change if Uber (the app that connects people needing…
  • Mar 18

    Better Call the Right Cab If You’re Worried about DUI in Los Angele

    Better Call the Right Cab If You’re Worried about DUI in Los Angele
    Motorists who know they’ve had too much to drink do the right thing when they call a cab to take them home. But if they get into the wrong cab, they could end up talking to a Los Angeles DUI lawyer, not as a client but as a witness.…
Rank this Week: 4399

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: 1584

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance, Inc. - Heggstad Petition

    Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance, Inc. - Heggstad Petition
    A Heggstad petition is a commonly filed probate petition in California. The petition is filed under Probate Code § 850. The purpose of the Heggstad petition is to obtain a court order confirming that a particular piece of…
  • Mar 19

    Executor of a Will (Letters Testamentary)

    Executor of a Will (Letters Testamentary)
    A statement I commonly hear, albeit erroneous, is where a person mentions that a relative or friend passed away and they are now the executor after reading their will. However, this hypothetical person is misinformed in terms of California…
  • Mar 11

    Birth dates in a Testamentary Document

    Birth dates in a Testamentary Document
    A common provision in a parent's testamentary document, i.e. a trust or will, is the birth dates of their children. This causes many parents to ask, why should I list the birth dates of my children in a testamentary document? The answer is…
Rank this Week: 3115

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

Covers case law, regulation and legislation affecting the insurance industry. By Barger & Wollen LLP.

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Mar 25

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing
    In an unusual display of speedy discretion, federal District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell wasted no time in dismissing the complaint on a public works payment bond filed by Advance Industrial Coating, LLC in Advance Indus. Coating, LLC v.…
  • Mar 24

    TEST

    TEST
    In a significant decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that claims-made-and-reported requirements in claims made policies should be enforced as written. An insured's failure to report a claim during the time required by the policy…
  • Mar 16

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded
    In GEICO v. Ryan, No. 4D13-2615 (Fla. 4th DCA, Mar. 11, 2015), the Court reversed the Trial Court's award of attorney's fees in favor of the insured because the "Proposal for Settlement contains a patent ambiguity--spelling out $100,000 in…
Rank this Week: 3638

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Mar 25

    Cartoons Can Infringe Copyrights?

    Cartoons Can Infringe Copyrights?
    Fans of the FX animated television series Archer would likely tell you they enjoy the show for its irreverent humor or the voice acting of Hollywood actors such as Jessica Walter and Jon Benjamin or the stylized way the animation is…
  • Mar 25

    New York Court Denies “Fair Use” Defense in September 11 Photograph Case

    New York Court Denies “Fair Use” Defense in September 11 Photograph Case
    A recent district court ruling is an important reminder of the consequences of not having social media policies in place and properly training employees in the use of social media, particularly third party images and photographs. North Jersey…
  • Mar 25

    Litigation Update – Oral Argument in the Batmobile Infringement Case

    Litigation Update – Oral Argument in the Batmobile Infringement Case
    In 2013, we reported on a trial court ruling out of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California which held that DC Comics could enforce its intellectual property in the Batmobile, a fictional vehicle used by a fictional…
Rank this Week: 1634

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

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

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Mar 25

    Federal Court Approves BMW Z4 Cracked Wheels Class Action Settlement

    Federal Court Approves BMW Z4 Cracked Wheels Class Action Settlement
    The Honorable Vincent Chhabria of the U.S. District Court (Northern California) has granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement, which will provide BMW owners and lessees significant compensation for past repairs and the promise…
  • Mar 19

    The Faith-Based Fight Against Usury

    The Faith-Based Fight Against Usury
    Usury is a term that generally refers to an unlawful rate of interest. The California Constitution states that usury is more than 10% per annum (even 7% in some circumstances). But the California banking lobby has managed to get a loophole…
  • Mar 10

    CFPB Study Slams Forced Arbitration

    CFPB Study Slams Forced Arbitration
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its long-awaited study of forced arbitration today, and the study paints a grim picture of justice denied. The arbitration clause tucked into standard form contracts deprives consumers and…
Rank this Week: 1428

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

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

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    Social media tips for personal injury plaintiff

    Social media tips for personal injury plaintiff
    Social media can be an oversharer’s dream and a personal injury attorney’s worst nightmare. For plaintiffs currently in litigation, one ill-advised status update can have a negative impact on their settlement or verdict.…
  • Mar 10

    Stanislaus County plans to expand freeways in the name of safety and air quality

    Stanislaus County plans to expand freeways in the name of safety and air quality
    For decades, California regions built freeways to enable the growth of new suburbs farther and farther afield. In response to the negative environmental effects of suburban sprawl, California enacted SB-375 in 2008 to reduce greenhouse gas…
  • Mar 5

    Uptown Oakland bike station opens: when will infrastructure catch up?

    Uptown Oakland bike station opens: when will infrastructure catch up?
    At long last, the Uptown Bike Station opened this week adjacent to BART’s 19th Street Station. The Bike Station offers free, secure bike parking between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm and a range of bicycle-related services – similar…
Rank this Week: 3296

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 25

    Debt Owed by Contractor to Homeowners Was Fraud and Non-Dischargeable

    Debt Owed by Contractor to Homeowners Was Fraud and Non-Dischargeable
    As I regularly review court cases to keep up on the law, I often run into ones that provide a good way to help my readers understand some important aspect of bankruptcy. Today's blog post does this through a recent decision by the federal…
  • Mar 1

    Avoiding an Administrative Freeze on Your Bank Account

    Avoiding an Administrative Freeze on Your Bank Account
    WHAT'S AN "ADMINISTRATIVE FREEZE" OF A BANK ACCOUNT? I discussed bank administrative freezes in a very recent article called Court of Appeals Allows "Administrative Freeze". If you have a checking or savings account at a bank or other…
  • Feb 16

    Can Stores Enforce Their Credit Card Security Agreements in California

    Can Stores Enforce Their Credit Card Security Agreements in California
    In a recent blog post I addressed the question, "Can Stores Repossess What You Bought with the Store Card?" The basic answer was that they can if their store credit card contract gave them a right to do so. In other words, the issue is…
Rank this Week: 3139

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Mar 25

    Court Holds Electronic Signature Not Enough to Compel Arbitration

    Court Holds Electronic Signature Not Enough to Compel Arbitration
    In Ruiz v. Moss Bros. Auto Group Inc.,(2014) 232 Cal. App.4th 836, an auto parts company cannot enforce its agreement to arbitrate employment disputes individually in a class action case since  it…
  • Feb 10

    Felix v. AAA – UPDATE- Checks Delivered to Claims Administrator 2.10.15

    Felix v. AAA – UPDATE- Checks Delivered to Claims Administrator 2.10.15
    It was just reported to our office that checks were delivered to the claims administrator. We will follow up and report when they are being mailed. Please make sure they have your updated address, phone and email. Krista Tittle •…
  • Jan 3

    Update of California Employment Laws 2015

    Update of California Employment Laws 2015
    It is that time of year again for California employers revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California employment laws that take effect on January 1, 2015, or shortly thereafter. This year there is…
Rank this Week: 3786

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: 1390