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Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    How Lawyers Use Car Accident Data to Protect Their Client

    How Lawyers Use Car Accident Data to Protect Their Client
    If you’re involved in an auto accident, you’ll have a lot of different things to keep in mind. If you or anyone else riding in your vehicle is injured, there will be worries about hospitalization, doctor’s visits, physical…
  • Aug 21

    Motorcycle Accidents Causes and Statistic

    Motorcycle Accidents Causes and Statistic
    Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the ‘Motorcycle Crash Causes and Outcomes: Pilot Study” is a detailed reporting on the causes and statistics regarding motorcycle crashes in the United States. The…
  • Aug 18

    My Life Goal = To Be A Hero To My Children

    My Life Goal = To Be A Hero To My Children
    Fifteen years ago, I was sitting at my computer, wedged between a steaming coffee maker to my left and my fledgling law firm’s first associate three feet to my right. Today I’m humbled to have 10,000 square feet working alongside…
Rank this Week: 3827

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/
  • Aug 29

    Ride Sharing Company Uber Faces Lawsuit

    Ride Sharing Company Uber Faces Lawsuit
    Ride sharing is enjoying growing popularity. Many of these services don't provide a professional driver, opting instead to function more like a rental car company where the renter drives themselves. However, the ride share business run by…
  • Aug 20

    Whistleblowing Teacher Sues School District

    Whistleblowing Teacher Sues School District
    The Fremont (Michigan) Public Schools District is the subject of a new lawsuit. Fremont High School teacher Scott Herlein filed it after being terminated. Herlein maintains that the district violated his First Amendment rights and his rights…
  • Aug 14

    Pennsylvania Teacher's Free Speech Lawsuit Won't Go to Trial

    Pennsylvania Teacher's Free Speech Lawsuit Won't Go to Trial
    As various social media formats and blogs continue to evolve, the definition of free speech may also evolve. That seems to be the case with a former Bucks County, Pennsylvania English teacher who sued her former employer. The situation began…
Rank this Week: 2453

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Features news and commentary on current issues in the law of personal and business bankruptcy. By Macdonald & Associates.

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Involuntary Bankruptcy: It's Somewhere Debtors Do Not Want To Be

    Involuntary Bankruptcy: It's Somewhere Debtors Do Not Want To Be
    Reno Fernandez is pleased to host a panel of bankruptcy judges and attorneys to speak on involuntary bankruptcy cases over lunch at the City Club for the BASF Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. …
  • Jul 21

    Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Luncheon

    Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Luncheon
    This Thursday, July 24, 2014, Reno Fernandez is pleased to host a panel of sitting judges of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, who will speak over lunch at the City Club for the BASF…
  • Jun 29

    Military, Veterans and Other Overlooked Exemption

    Military, Veterans and Other Overlooked Exemption
    Did you know that a military soldier's deposits to savings accounts while on permanent duty abroad are fully exempt?  10 U.S.C. §1035(d) provides that: An amount deposited under this section, with interest thereon, is exempt…
Rank this Week: 3145

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

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

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2115

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Payday Lender

    Payday Lender
    Here is a very amusing and outraged report on “payday lenders” from John Oliver, the British reporter who apprenticed with Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert. He’s accurate in presenting the problem: desperate and unthinking…
  • Jul 31

    Five things to know when hiring your child to work for you

    Five things to know when hiring your child to work for you
    I love having my 18-year-old daughter work in my law firm.  She’s smart and motivated.  She gets to see law in action.  She’s done wonders for my website, and she gets the mail out. She keeps a timesheet.  I…
  • Jul 30

    A Benefit of Bankruptcy That Most People Don’t Think Of

    A Benefit of Bankruptcy That Most People Don’t Think Of
    Bankruptcy works in unexpected ways.  That’s how a colleague sells his potential clients on hiring him to get a discharge in bankruptcy.  And he’s right. My client opened a fast-food restaurant with a partner in 2008 and…
Rank this Week: 2296

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Aug 29

    District Court Rules Grizzly Bears Trump Montana's Plan to Log Forest Lands to Fund School

    District Court Rules Grizzly Bears Trump Montana's Plan to Log Forest Lands to Fund School
    On August 21, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Montana remanded the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Forested State Trust Lands Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and suspended the…
  • Aug 29

    ABA Endangered Species Committee Releases Newsletter

    ABA Endangered Species Committee Releases Newsletter
    The Endangered Species Committee within the American Bar Association's Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources recently released its periodic Endangered Species Committee Newsletter (pdf).  The newsletter includes articles…
  • Aug 26

    Court Reluctantly Upholds Designation of Critial Habitat for Frog

    Court Reluctantly Upholds Designation of Critial Habitat for Frog
    Last week, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana upheld the designation of approximately 1,544 acres of privately-owned timber land located in Louisiana as critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog (Rana…
Rank this Week: 4769

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Who are you trying to kid?!

    Who are you trying to kid?!
    So, I'm reading yesterday's Press Enterprise (Thursday, August 28, 2014) and I see the front page top headline: 3 plead not guilty in police shootout.  Apparently, a rookie officer was driving down a neighborhood in San Bernardino,…
  • Aug 24

    Going down

    Going down
    I see it almost everyday.  People coming into the law library DESPERATE for legal help. They're so desperate that they'll listen to anyone who wears a tie or gives them the time of day.  Take, for instance, the guy who was here the…
  • Aug 19

    Can't please everyone

    Can't please everyone
    It's taken a while but over the years, I have developed a low opinion of judges.  Not the person, per se, but the position. See, too often I hear about cases where we the people decided what we the people have decided and then some judge…
Rank this Week: 3681

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Aug 29

    Contractor Liability ‘Job Killer’ Bill Goes to Governor​​​​​​

    Contractor Liability ‘Job Killer’ Bill Goes to Governor​​​​​​
    ​A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that forces one company to ensure the wage-and-hour obligations of another passed the Legislature and is on its way to the governor’s desk. AB…
  • Aug 28

    Employer-Friendly Ruling in Sexual Harassment and Franchisor Liability Case

    Employer-Friendly Ruling in Sexual Harassment and Franchisor Liability Case
    Today, the California Supreme Court ruled that a franchisor can’t be held vicariously liable for unlawful conduct committed by a franchisee’s employee, where the franchisor exercises no control over the franchisee’s relevant…
  • Aug 28

    OSHA Orders Company to Pay Nearly $1M to Drivers Who Raised Safety Concern

    OSHA Orders Company to Pay Nearly $1M to Drivers Who Raised Safety Concern
    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently found that an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated a foreman and two truck drivers who raised safety concerns after they were directed to violate mandated hours…
Rank this Week: 4096

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Funding a Startup: Regulation D

    Funding a Startup: Regulation D
    There are a number of ways to fund a startup. We've all heard about loans, grants and crowdfunding but new rules from the SEC will make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise capital. In this post we're going to look at changes to "Regulation…
  • Aug 22

    Corporation Formation: 6 Steps to Succe

    Corporation Formation: 6 Steps to Succe
    Forming a corporation may seem like a lot of work but the process isn't too difficult. In this blog post we'll walk you through some important steps to incorporate in California. Every state is different so make sure to check with the…
  • Aug 15

    Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions Part I

    Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions Part I
    A merger or acquisition can be a great way to grow your business. Joining forces or purchasing another company increases your market share and potential profits. There's no real way to know if the venture will pay off. However, the proper…
Rank this Week: 4642

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Marijuana Plants Found Growing in Orange County California

    Marijuana Plants Found Growing in Orange County California
    A grove of marijuana plants was found a few weeks ago by Orange County Parks Personnel, which they believe had been growing for quite some time. The grove was discovered very close to a “really nice residential area”, which is…
  • May 19

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law
    St. Paul, Minn has a new bill that may someday make it's way to California. It is called the criminal records expungement bill. The bill will allow those convicted of misdemeanors and some low-level felonies, to get their criminal records…
  • May 12

    What Constitutes Kidnapping In California

    What Constitutes Kidnapping In California
    The crime of kidnapping is defined as the use of force or fear to take a person and move him or her, a substantial distance. If convicted of kidnapping, the penalty can be up to 8 years in State Prison, or more if: 1) The victim was injured…
Rank this Week: 1684

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1157

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/
  • Aug 29

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 29, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 29, 2014
    Last Tuesday was Women’s Equality Day. Have a listen to Nellie McKay‘s Mother of Pearl while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Women’s Foundation: Women #vote in higher percentages than men, but are…
  • Aug 28

    Nonprofit Limited Liability Company

    Nonprofit Limited Liability Company
    A limited liability company (LLC) is a legal form of enterprise, owned by one or more members, that may be organized and operated for a wide variety of purposes, including charitable purposes. One of the major advantages of an LLC is…
  • Aug 22

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 22, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 22, 2014
    Spent a wonderful week with family (including my two nieces pictured above) in beautiful Vancouver. Have a listen to Vancouver-based Marianas Trench’s Celebrity Status while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Emily…
Rank this Week: 1174

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

Comments of a 30-Year Former IRS Insider. By Mopsick Tax Law, LLP.

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2917

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Aug 29

    Auto Accident Leaves Cyclist with Spinal Cord Injury

    Auto Accident Leaves Cyclist with Spinal Cord Injury
    Earlier this month, a cyclist suffered catastrophic injuries after being struck by a wrong-way driver on Fiesta Island, according to a recent story from NBC San Diego.  Other riders in San Diego’s cycling community…
  • Aug 22

    Car Accidents and the California Cell Phone Ban

    Car Accidents and the California Cell Phone Ban
    New Study Questions Significance of California’s Cell Phone Ban Six years ago, the use of hand-held phones while driving was banned in California.  The ban, aimed at preventing serious car accidents, led other states to pass…
  • Aug 14

    New California Law Aimed at Brain Injury Prevention

    New California Law Aimed at Brain Injury Prevention
    Traumatic Brain Injuries and California Sports Brain injuries and American football have, unfortunately, seemed to go hand in hand in recent years.  Despite the popularity of contact sports, commentators have suggested that contact…
Rank this Week: 1579

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Concussions and Other Head Injuries in Youth Soccer

    Concussions and Other Head Injuries in Youth Soccer
    Earlier this summer, sports lovers in America joined those across the globe in watching (and cheering for) a game loved the world over – soccer. While long-popular in other countries, Americans have been slow to embrace soccer, but the…
  • Aug 28

    Allegations Against Doctor, if Confirmed, Suggest Brazen Medicare Fraud

    Allegations Against Doctor, if Confirmed, Suggest Brazen Medicare Fraud
    As we have detailed on these pages, the scope and brazenness of Medicare fraud is truly breathtaking. The federal government is having trouble keeping up with all the schemes, and some of them are quite blatant indeed. But San Francisco qui…
  • Aug 27

    Earthquakes, Insurance, and Liability

    Earthquakes, Insurance, and Liability
    Over the weekend, our area was hit by a 6.o earthquake. As Californians, we all know that earthquakes can happen, but it is always a bit surprising when it does and Sunday’s quake was the largest since 1989. In this post, our Northern…
Rank this Week: 2983

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Aug 29

    Money, family, love, and Wills: Where does it all end for Anna Nicole Smith’s Estate?

    Money, family, love, and Wills: Where does it all end for Anna Nicole Smith’s Estate?
    Forbes.com reported recently Anna Nicole Smith’s Will contest case may be over…or maybe not so fast.  This mess of a case started nearly 19 years ago after the death of J. Howard Marshall. A Good Old-Fashioned Will Contest…
  • Aug 27

    Trustee Exculpation: Letting a California Trustee Off the Hook

    Trustee Exculpation: Letting a California Trustee Off the Hook
    In California, a Settlor can limit the liability of a Trustee by including Trust provisions that make the Trustee liable only in the event he acts recklessly or with gross negligence.  That may not sound significant, but it can have a…
  • Aug 21

    Cinderella Story: Problems Caused by Step-Parents in California Trust and Will Case

    Cinderella Story: Problems Caused by Step-Parents in California Trust and Will Case
    Step-parents, second marriages, children from prior marriages, these all cause problems in California Trust and Will matters.  Step-parent relationships are already primed for conflict and disagreements in most cases.  And when…
Rank this Week: 3598

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 29

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence
    The following is a guest blog post by Norton Tooby, who has a national law practice in Oakland, California, providing expert consultation and representation on immigration consequences of criminal convictions, post-conviction relief, and…
  • Aug 27

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination
    Attorneys risk expert contamination when they provide information to an expert about a case. Although you need to discuss the case candidly and openly with your expert, you don’t want to contaminate the expert with information on the…
  • Aug 25

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter
    A witness who would otherwise be incompetent because he or she can’t understand or speak English can be made effectively competent by using an interpreter. But what happens when the interpreter is accused of being incompetent? Dealing…
Rank this Week: 2098

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Aug 29

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence
    The following is a guest blog post by Norton Tooby, who has a national law practice in Oakland, California, providing expert consultation and representation on immigration consequences of criminal convictions, post-conviction relief, and…
  • Aug 27

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination
    Attorneys risk expert contamination when they provide information to an expert about a case. Although you need to discuss the case candidly and openly with your expert, you don’t want to contaminate the expert with information on the…
  • Aug 25

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter
    A witness who would otherwise be incompetent because he or she can’t understand or speak English can be made effectively competent by using an interpreter. But what happens when the interpreter is accused of being incompetent? Dealing…
Rank this Week: 2795

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Aug 29

    What One Romney Interview Wrought

    What One Romney Interview Wrought
    GOP 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney joined me on air Tuesday –the complete audio and transcript of the interview are here– and our brief conversation unleashed an avalanche of commentary.  Here’s a…
  • Aug 28

    Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson On POTUS, Hillary

    Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson On POTUS, Hillary
    Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson completed Badger week today, talking with me about President Obama’s presser today and Hillary’s memoir. Audio of interview: 08-28hhs-johnson Transcript of interview: HH: Pleased to welcome on Badger…
  • Aug 28

    Mark Steyn Had Something Barack Obama Didn’t Have – A Plan And A Strategy

    Mark Steyn Had Something Barack Obama Didn’t Have – A Plan And A Strategy
    HH: We’re lucky Mark Steyn is in the house, Columnist To the World. And before we go to the serious stuff, Mark Steyn, I’ve got to know if you’re back in the studio recording a new Christmas album. MS: I am actually, before…
Rank this Week: 1136

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
  • Aug 29

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?
    To start it helps to understand the purpose behind statutes of limitations. They are policy decisions by state legislatures intended to limit how long a person or business can pursue someone in court on certain kinds of legal claim before the…
  • Aug 15

    Refinancing Your Mortgage After Bankruptcy

    Refinancing Your Mortgage After Bankruptcy
    REFINANCING YOUR MORTGAGE AFTER FILING BANKRUPTCY Contrary to a common misunderstanding, filing bankruptcy can often improve your credit record instead of harm it. This is true for a number of reasons but mostly because while having…
  • Jul 31

    Reaffirming a Mortgage in California -What Are the Advantages and Disadvantage

    Reaffirming a Mortgage in California -What Are the Advantages and Disadvantage
    A couple months ago I discussed why My Mortgage Company Is Not Sending Me Statements After Bankruptcy, and why My Credit Report Does Not Show Mortgage Payments After Bankruptcy. Both of these situations are related to the reality that in…
Rank this Week: 4570

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    EEOC Files Religious Discrimination Suit Against Food Lion

    EEOC Files Religious Discrimination Suit Against Food Lion
    Title IV of the Civil Rights Act prohibits private companies from discrimination based on religious practices. While we often hear about discrimination based on race, national origin, or gender, cases less common are based on religious…
  • Aug 26

    $1.13 Million Verdict for Ecuadorian Engineer in Discrimination Lawsuit

    $1.13 Million Verdict for Ecuadorian Engineer in Discrimination Lawsuit
    The numerical value of a settlement or verdict in a discrimination lawsuit can vary widely. Damages will often incorporate lost wages, emotional distress, and other personal or financial losses related to the discrimination. In one recent…
  • Aug 22

    LinkedIn to Pay $6 Million in Overtime Settlement

    LinkedIn to Pay $6 Million in Overtime Settlement
    Under federal law, employees are entitled to breaks for meals and rest. Overtime payments are also required when an employee is required to work more than a standard 40-hour week, unless that employee is classified as “exempt.” In…
Rank this Week: 2585

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Aug 29

    Five U.S. Antitrust Law Tips for Foreign Companie

    Five U.S. Antitrust Law Tips for Foreign Companie
    Just because your company isn’t based in the United States doesn’t mean it can ignore US antitrust law. In this interconnected world, there is a good chance that if you produce something, the United States is a market that matters…
  • Aug 20

    Why Does Antitrust Law Matter to You?

    Why Does Antitrust Law Matter to You?
    Antitrust matters to me. It is a big part of how I make my living—as an antitrust attorney. That is why the blog is called (unimaginatively) The Antitrust Attorney Blog. You might be an antitrust lawyer too. And if so, I guess the above…
  • Aug 15

    Does a Refusal to Deal With a Competitor Create Antitrust Liability?

    Does a Refusal to Deal With a Competitor Create Antitrust Liability?
    Yes, in certain narrow circumstances, refusing to do business with a competitor violates Section 2 of the Sherman Act, which regulates monopolies, attempts at monopoly, and exclusionary conduct. This probably seems odd—don’t…
Rank this Week: 1088

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    California motor vehicle accident injures 3

    California motor vehicle accident injures 3
    Car accidents can sometimes cause physical injuries to those involved, but even if the injuries are minor, the victim may have emotional injuries as well. These types of injuries can not only change the victim's routine, but it also has...
  • Aug 22

    Driver pleads no contest to motor vehicle accident in California

    Driver pleads no contest to motor vehicle accident in California
    Negligent driving is one of the most common causes for accidents, but the majority of the crashes caused are not severe enough to injure those involved. However, if an accident is serious enough to fatally injure one victim, it can...
  • Aug 14

    Motor vehicle accident kills 1 in California

    Motor vehicle accident kills 1 in California
    Car accidents occur every day throughout the United States, and these accidents have a range of causes from negligence to DUI. However, some accidents are not caused by driver error, but freak mishaps that are unexpected by everyone involved.…
Rank this Week: 4237

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    BIA resists the normal way a court controls its docket.

    BIA resists the normal way a court controls its docket.
    A few months ago I attended a talk by a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. She stated that about two thirds of immigration appeals before the court are resolved before the cases are briefed. Because of active efforts by the court to…
  • Aug 27

    Ninth Court Rendon decision weakens scope of Young v. Holder

    Ninth Court Rendon decision weakens scope of Young v. Holder
    I have written previously about how the Board of Immigration Appeals, the courts of appeal, and the Supreme Court have been struggling over how to determine whether an individual’s crime is a crime or moral turpitude or an aggravated…
  • Jul 23

    A difference of a day makes the immigration laws more consistent.

    A difference of a day makes the immigration laws more consistent.
    On July 21, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1310 into law which, oddly, has the State of California correct what appears to be a scrivener’s error in the Immigration and Nationality Act. As harsh as the immigration laws are, there…
Rank this Week: 4742

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Rolling Stone on Taxe

    Rolling Stone on Taxe
    I read a lot of tax-related articles and they come from a variety of sources, but it is not every day that I find one in Rolling Stone.  I have to say that the article entitled “The Biggest Tax Scam … Continue reading →
  • Aug 26

    Manteca Tax Cheat Files Lien Against IRS Commissioner

    Manteca Tax Cheat Files Lien Against IRS Commissioner
    There was a story I saw in the Modesto Bee recently about a Manteca woman who pleaded guilty to defrauding the IRS out of about $313,000.  It is not really your typical refund fraud case in the sense that the … Continue reading…
  • Aug 21

    IRS Busts 83-Year-Old Florida Man for Tax Evasion

    IRS Busts 83-Year-Old Florida Man for Tax Evasion
    Bernard Kramer, an 83-year-old resident of Delray Beach, Florida, admitted to stashing $1.1 million in secret Swiss and Israeli bank accounts to avoid paying taxes.  This news broke on Tuesday and since then I have seen quite a bit of…
Rank this Week: 3184

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tesla Trademark Dispute in China Resolved

    Tesla Trademark Dispute in China Resolved
    IPNews® - Tesla has announced that it has amicably and completely resolved a trademark dispute in China making way for CEO Elon Musk to grow the company's brands in the world's largest automobile market. Tesla was locked in a legal battle…
  • Aug 22

    Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Spurs Patent Lawsuit

    Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Spurs Patent Lawsuit
    IPNews® - The special appearance of Homer Simpson's hologram at the Comic-Con conference in San Diego last month has given rise to a patent infringement lawsuit against 20th Century Fox. Alki David's Hologram USA, Musion Das Hologram and…
  • Aug 14

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?
    IPNews® - British photographer David Slater is embroiled in a debate over the self-portrait taken by a monkey, which the animal shot using his unattended equipment three years ago. Wikimedia Commons, a database of millions of images and…
Rank this Week: 3664

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

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

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Asterias Stock Price Jumps Nearly 13 Percent Today Following hESC Therapy New

    Asterias Stock Price Jumps Nearly 13 Percent Today Following hESC Therapy New
    The California stem cell agency and Asterias Biotherapeuticstoday picked up a modicum of news coverage in connection with an advance on a spinal injury therapy that was once hailed as historic. The news about the Menlo Park, Ca., firm’s…
  • Aug 27

    California's Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injury Moves Forward

    California's Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injury Moves Forward
    A California firm, backed by $14.3 million in state cash, today announced that it has received a federal go-ahead to advance its clinical trial involving a human embryonic (hESC) therapy for cervical spinal cord injury. Asterias…
  • Aug 24

    Earthquakes and Scientific Research: California's Exposure to Damage

    Earthquakes and Scientific Research: California's Exposure to Damage
    The 6.1 earthquake today in Northern California once again demonstrated the vulnerability of scientific research in the Golden State to disruption by tremor.As of Sunday morning, no research institutions – stem cell or otherwise --…
Rank this Week: 1125

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Aug 28

    FTA Publishes Guidance on Joint Development

    FTA Publishes Guidance on Joint Development
    Earlier this week, on August 25, 2014, the Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) published Circular 7050.1, providing much anticipated guidance for grantees interested in pursuing joint development projects within FTA’s…
  • Aug 22

    The Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture Reach Agreement on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project

    The Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture Reach Agreement on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project
    On August 22, 2014, the Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture (Developer) reached commercial close on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project (Project).  The contract, which includes design-build…
  • Aug 7

    OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P

    OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P
    In an historic move, Standard & Poor’s upgraded the Orange County Transportation Agency SR91 Express Lanes Toll Revenue Bonds to “AA-”, making it one the highest rated managed lanes projects in the world.  The bonds…
Rank this Week: 3845

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Aug 28

    Dissenting pro tems keep a streak going

    Dissenting pro tems keep a streak going
    The Supreme Court issued two 4-3 opinions this morning — in People v. Chandler and Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza LLC.  In each, the pro tem justice was one of the three dissenters.  In Chandler, Second District,…
  • Aug 28

    Cuéllar confirmed; election next

    Cuéllar confirmed; election next
    The Commission on Judicial Appointments this morning confirmed Governor Brown’s nomination to the Supreme Court of Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar.  The Commission members — Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye,…
  • Aug 27

    Tomorrow’s Cuéllar confirmation hearing will be televised

    Tomorrow’s Cuéllar confirmation hearing will be televised
    As with past Supreme Court confirmation hearings, tomorrow morning’s Commission on Judicial Appointments hearing on Governor Brown’s nomination of Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will be televised on the…
Rank this Week: 4685

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1459

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/
  • Aug 28

    If You’re Serious About Hiring Women Software Engineers……

    If You’re Serious About Hiring Women Software Engineers……
    Go where the women are, silly. The tech sector is notoriously awful at attracting and promoting women. There would be no point in spilling much more ink on that, but the truth is that the situation has gotten worse over the past 30 years in…
  • Aug 26

    Promoting Your Business Through Mobile Game

    Promoting Your Business Through Mobile Game
    It’s time to play. Now what could possibly be wrong with that? The traditional methods of promoting a business with sweepstakes, contests and giveaways are a little difficult to adapt to online commerce, at least from the legal…
  • Aug 21

    Women Entrepreneurs Hunt for Capital

    Women Entrepreneurs Hunt for Capital
    Many women in the workforce (and many men, as well) have realized that traditional employment just isn’t working for them. Lean in, lean out, right or left, embrace STEM, try to beat the boys at their own game or don’t sleep.…
Rank this Week: 2334

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    If You Haven’t Read It or Don’t Understand It, Don’t Sign It

    If You Haven’t Read It or Don’t Understand It, Don’t Sign It
    Whether oral, implied or written, businesses couldn’t exist without contracts. Whether you want others to be bound by your contract or another party has one for you to sign, you need to fully understand contract language and its…
  • Aug 21

    Fiduciary Strings Attached to Members of Limited Liability Companie

    Fiduciary Strings Attached to Members of Limited Liability Companie
    Managers and managing members of limited liability corporations (LLC’s) owe duties of care and loyalty (called fiduciary duties) to the LLC and its members. A member of an LLC has far more responsibility to fellow shareholders than an…
  • Aug 14

    Fiduciary Duties No Laughing Matter for Mr. Ha

    Fiduciary Duties No Laughing Matter for Mr. Ha
    Those who manage Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) have many responsibilities. It’s up to them to run a business and make a profit while living up to their responsibilities to fellow company members. Most managing partners, if…
Rank this Week: 2510

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 1709

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Dynasty Trust Can Be Effective For Wealth Preservation

    Dynasty Trust Can Be Effective For Wealth Preservation
    If you are in possession of wealth that will logically remain intact across multiple generations even as family members benefit from these resources you are going to have to seek avenues that provide tax efficiency. The estate tax sits…
  • Aug 21

    Medicare Contains Multiple Part

    Medicare Contains Multiple Part
    Some people are under the impression that things just take care of themselves when you achieve senior citizen status. Social Security will surely be enough to satisfy all of your financial needs and Medicare will cover your health care…
  • Aug 14

    Rate of Estate Tax May Shock You

    Rate of Estate Tax May Shock You
    While it is indeed important to look ahead toward the future, the fact is that as a young adult you may not be that interested in the details of tax laws that are applicable to the field of estate planning....
Rank this Week: 2186

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3084

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Aug 28

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Associated Press reports that fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close three temporary shelters. The decline could be the…
  • Aug 27

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Second Circuit remanded to the BIA for further proceedings, finding that the IJ erred when it required the petitioner to demonstrate that political opinion was “the central” as opposed to…
  • Aug 25

    http://youtu.be/bVNaFucwkeQ

    http://youtu.be/bVNaFucwkeQ
    http://youtu.be/bVNaFucwkeQ
Rank this Week: 2865

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 28

    Courts encourage clarity at USPTO to combat patent troll

    Courts encourage clarity at USPTO to combat patent troll
    Recently, there has been a push for clarity in patents because non-practicing entities and patent trolls have been accused of taking patents with ambiguous claim terms and construing those ambiguous terms to cover things beyond what is…
  • Aug 19

    Abstract ideas require something more for patent protection

    Abstract ideas require something more for patent protection
    Under U.S. patent laws, Section 101 states that “Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject…
  • Aug 13

    KSR distinguished making it harder to reject a claim

    KSR distinguished making it harder to reject a claim
    The KSR decision could have been construed very broadly so as to make all inventions obvious.  In the opinion, the Supreme Court held that rigid rules cannot override common sense when determining obviousness.  In its broadest…
Rank this Week: 3915

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    ¡Muchas sentencias federales de drogas pueden ser reducidas con hasta dos años!

    ¡Muchas sentencias federales de drogas pueden ser reducidas con hasta dos años!
      La Comisión de Sentencias de Estados Unidos ha propuesto cambios en las pautas federales de sentencias que permitirán a muchas personas que están en la cárcel  reducir sus condenas. La comisión…
  • Aug 27

    Many Federal Drug Sentences May Be Cut By Up to Two Years!

    Many Federal Drug Sentences May Be Cut By Up to Two Years!
    The United States Sentencing Commission has proposed changes in the federal sentencing guidelines which will allow many individuals who are in jail to have their sentences reduced. The commission recommended a two point decrease in the…
  • Jun 26

    Release of Blind Mule Book

    Release of Blind Mule Book
        Well, it about time!  After three years Russell Babcock finally has published his novel, The Blind Mule.  The book is a legal thriller that calls upon his many years of defending blind mules, those who without their…
Rank this Week: 4691

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    The Brand News Report

    The Brand News Report
    Victoria's Secret loses Trademark Battle Over the "Pink" Brand in the UK.    Ethiopia seeks to brand, trademark signature coffee.New warning from the USPTO regarding Non-USPTO Solicitations that resemble official USPTO…
  • May 5

    The End of The United Stated Patent and Trademark Agency?

    The End of The United Stated Patent and Trademark Agency?
    Brand Ventures IP Law's Blog is back to weekly postings, and ideally, we will be cross-linking content with our other social media platforms (Brand Ventures IP Law's Facebook Page, Brand Venture's Twitter Feed, and the admittedly long overdue…
  • Jan 23

    The Emergence of Personal Branding in Professional Sport

    The Emergence of Personal Branding in Professional Sport
    For years, athletic leagues, collegiate sports associations, and professional teams have dominated the savvy use of intellectual property procurement to solidify their ownership of not only the teams, leagues and associations…
Rank this Week: 3389

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Hit Lower-Wage Workers the Most

    Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Hit Lower-Wage Workers the Most
    A recent study released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shows that pregnancy discrimination affects almost every industry and every part of the country. Attorneys for the EEOC say that pregnancy discrimination is one of the…
  • Aug 25

    Family of Patient Found Dead in Hospital’s Stairwell To Sue the City

    Family of Patient Found Dead in Hospital’s Stairwell To Sue the City
    The family of a woman who was found dead in a stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital, a city-run hospital, has filed a claim against the city for damages of over $25,000. Because the family is suing a government entity, a claim must be…
  • Aug 21

    Johnson & Johnson Removes Hysterectomy Device from Market after Cancer Report

    Johnson & Johnson Removes Hysterectomy Device from Market after Cancer Report
    Johnson & Johnson recently announced that it would remove from the global market a device that is used during uterine procedures such as hysterectomies or the removal of fibroids, after reports that the devices could spread and accelerate…
Rank this Week: 2206

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/
  • Aug 28

    Pain, MRIs and Disability

    Pain, MRIs and Disability
    Another study sponsored by Liberty Mutual concludes that early magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis of back pain leads to higher costs and poorer outcomes.The study, published in the August issue of the medical journal Spine, showed that…
  • Aug 27

    Drug Testing En Masse Risky

    Drug Testing En Masse Risky
    A federal appellate court gave a pyric victory to an employer in Tennessee, remanding a case back to the trial level because the reasons for mass drug testing of its workforce might have a reasonable basis and not be violative of the…
  • Aug 26

    The Word Didn't Get There

    The Word Didn't Get There
    As you know I've been on a kick lately about professionalism in the industry and recognizing the good we do.Then I get an email from a former claims professional turned auditor that completely deflates my enthusiasm and makes me angry.The…
Rank this Week: 3783

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

Looks at personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical news from around the Sacramento area.

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    FDA Issues Recall for DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction

    FDA Issues Recall for DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction
    On April 16th, 2014 the FDA initiated a Class 1 recall (the most serious type of recall) on the DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System – also known as an External Mandibular Fixator and/or Distractor and a Bone Plate. The…
  • Aug 27

    Texting While Driving – It Can Wait!

    Texting While Driving – It Can Wait!
    by: Karlee Cemo Distracted driving and the national “Texting While Driving” epidemic We’ve all seen at one time or another… the “Don’t Text and Drive” commercials. I know I’m not alone when I…
  • Aug 20

    The DOs and DON’Ts if You’re in a Car Accident

    The DOs and DON’Ts if You’re in a Car Accident
    by: Karlee Cemo The moments after a car accident can be overwhelming, even in minor incidences. There’s important actions to take and ones to avoid directly proceeding the accident. We’ve put a list together of some DOs and…
Rank this Week: 2682

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Earthquakes & Other Disasters: Are You Prepared?

    Earthquakes & Other Disasters: Are You Prepared?
    As reported by major media outlets, a 6.0 earthquake hit Northern California this past Sunday morning. As a result of this unpredictable disaster, some mobilehomes in a Napa area mobilehome park were knocked off their foundations and suffered…
  • Aug 25

    October 29Breakfast Briefing

    October 29Breakfast Briefing
    2014 Legal Briefing for Manufactured Housing Communities Please join us for a discussion on practical and efficient ways to run your park/community. Please RSVP by: October 22, 2014 Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Time: 8:30 – 9 am…
  • Aug 20

    The Duke Versus Duke

    The Duke Versus Duke
    A battle over trademark rights has spilled into the federal courts as the heirs of actor John Wayne, often known by his nickname of “The Duke,” have filed suit against Duke University, the North Carolina institute of higher…
Rank this Week: 2283

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location
    I am pleased to announce the new location of my office.  After six years in the previous location,  I have relocated from Orange to the city of Tustin.  Our new address is: 17581 Irvine Blvd., Suite 108 Tustin, CA  92780…
  • Jan 18

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)
    In the first two parts of this series, I’ve discussed the law of the Miranda rights and when the Miranda rights apply.  Now, it’s time to talk about how to invoke your rights if you choose not to talk… and you probably…
  • Jan 9

    Miranda rights and questioning: when it applies – part 2 of a serie

    Miranda rights and questioning: when it applies – part 2 of a serie
    In part one, I discussed what the law of the 1966 Miranda decision requires when a person is being questioned by police.  In this part, I’ll explain when the police are even required to read your rights. First – Custody The…
Rank this Week: 1456

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 27

    The Napa Earthquake – The Time To Think About Insurance Coverage Is Now

    The Napa Earthquake – The Time To Think About Insurance Coverage Is Now
    Last weekend’s Napa earthquake served as a wake-up call for everyone living and working in the Greater Bay Area. As with all natural disasters, after the immediate clean-up is over the analysis will begin as to how to make buildings safer…
  • Aug 26

    $1B Temblor Should Prompt Cos. To Revisit Quake Insurance

    $1B Temblor Should Prompt Cos. To Revisit Quake Insurance
    The 6.0 Napa earthquake has altered business in an around the Napa Valley, and Law360 called to ask my thoughts on earthquake insurance. While the article requires a subscription, my key point is: “This earthquake is a reminder of what…
  • Aug 11

    Mindful Case Management

    Mindful Case Management
    We recently litigated and successfully settled an insurance coverage case that offers a model for managing a case thoughtfully. Too often, parties reflexively dive into litigation with its procedural hurdles and delays, unbounded discovery,…
Rank this Week: 4406