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San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    California’s Three Strikes Law: What you Need to Know

    California’s Three Strikes Law: What you Need to Know
    California’s Three Strikes sentencing law was enacted in 1994. The law enacted a life sentence for essentially any offense, even an extremely minor one, if the offender has two previous convictions for “serious” or…
  • Apr 21

    Understanding Probation Violations in California

    Understanding Probation Violations in California
    A probation violation occurs when you break the conditions of probation. This may result in serious punishment, depending upon the nature and gravity of the violation, whether or not this is your first violation, and whether there are factors…
  • Apr 15

    Events in Ferguson Shine Light on a California Problem

    Events in Ferguson Shine Light on a California Problem
    Prior to the U.S. Department of Justice uncovering a history of racial profiling and discrimination in Ferguson, MO, a group of attorneys filed suit claiming that municipal courts in the town were arresting and imprisoning a large number…
Rank this Week: 4390

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/
  • Apr 30

    5 Myths about Divorce Mediation

    5 Myths about Divorce Mediation
    When a person decides to opt for divorce, they stand at a cross road of which method to choose to end their relationship. Ending a relationship is hard, which makes this one of the most important decisions that either of the spouse can take…
  • Apr 29

    A Guide for Divorcing Spouses to Make Informed and Voluntary Decision

    A Guide for Divorcing Spouses to Make Informed and Voluntary Decision
    Divorce rates have been on the up over the past decade or so and the reason for this range from petty to major life changing events. What is more important than looking at the reasons of divorce is to take a look at emotional torment that…
  • Apr 28

    Now is the Time for Peaceful Divorce

    Now is the Time for Peaceful Divorce
    Have you ever asked a person how they feel after going through a divorce? Chances are that whenever you do, their description of divorce will be nothing short of a horror story. Most people that have gone through divorce narrate a story of…
Rank this Week: 895

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

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

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4423

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Apr 30

    Step Into the Boxing Ring: Trust and Will Lawsuits can be a real FIGHT!

    Step Into the Boxing Ring: Trust and Will Lawsuits can be a real FIGHT!
    Make no mistake, litigation is a fight.  If you are going to try to set aside a Trust or Will document, you have a fight coming your way.  And in most cases, it can be a long, tough, expensive fight.  Unfortunately, there is no…
  • Apr 28

    Can You Text Your California Will?

    Can You Text Your California Will?
    You are on a plane and hit a good bit a turbulence, or the plane drops in altitude suddenly, and you think to yourself that you never did prepare your Will, so you send a quick text to a family member or friend setting out your desires should…
  • Apr 23

    Can You Escape a California No-Contest Clause?…Probably…

    Can You Escape a California No-Contest Clause?…Probably…
    Under California law, no-cotest clauses in California Trust and Wills have been substantially limited in their applicability.  In most cases they simply will not apply.  But even when a no-contest clause does apply, it may still be…
Rank this Week: 3627

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Angry Uber Driver Plows Into Bicyclist in San Francisco

    Angry Uber Driver Plows Into Bicyclist in San Francisco
    An angry Uber driver intentionally ran into a man riding a bicycle at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco earlier this month on a busy Sunday afternoon. The attack occurred after the bicyclist rode up to the Uber vehicle and began…
  • Apr 27

    Several Major Retailers Investigated on How Workers are Scheduled

    Several Major Retailers Investigated on How Workers are Scheduled
    New York’s attorney general is investigating several major retailers on how they set the schedules for their hourly workers. Thirteen retail chains received letters last week from the attorney general asking for information about their…
  • Apr 24

    STFLA 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year

    STFLA 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year
Rank this Week: 1972

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Avid Motorcyclist Killed by Drunk Driver in Lancaster Motorcycle Accident

    Avid Motorcyclist Killed by Drunk Driver in Lancaster Motorcycle Accident
    A Lancaster motorcycle accident on Sunday, April 19, 2015, resulted in the death of Glenn Arnold Grimm. According to the Antelope Valley Times, Mr. Grimm, who was 69 years old, was struck by a drunk driver in a pick up truck. Mr. Grimm was…
  • Apr 27

    Agoura Car Accident Injures 4 people

    Agoura Car Accident Injures 4 people
    Four people suffered injuries on Friday in a three car accident in Agoura. The Agoura car accident happened on Kanan Road, near Castle View Drive. This is about a mile and a half from the 101 Freeway. The Malibu Patch reports that the…
  • Apr 24

    Pedestrians Suffer Critical Injuries when hit by car in Winnetka

    Pedestrians Suffer Critical Injuries when hit by car in Winnetka
    A Winnetka pedestrian accident on Tuesday resulted in critical injuries to two pedestrians and car accident injuries to two other people. The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon in Winnetka, California. According to the Calabasas Patch, the…
Rank this Week: 4752

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    California Supreme Court Takes Up Important Rest Period Case:

    California Supreme Court Takes Up Important Rest Period Case:
    I posted about Augustus v. ABM here.  The California Supreme Court has granted review of the case. That means this published decision no longer is citable, unfortunately.   It also means that the Supreme Court will decide what a…
  • Apr 29

    U.S. Supreme Court: Courts Have the Power to Review EEOC's Conciliation Effort

    U.S. Supreme Court: Courts Have the Power to Review EEOC's Conciliation Effort
    The Supreme Court unanimously held that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's duty to "conciliate" after finding reasonable cause is reviewable in court.The EEOC typically investigates "charges," administrative complaints filed by…
  • Apr 5

    Court of Appeal: Exhaust Administrative Remedies Before Filing Suit Under Former Labor Code Section 1102.5

    Court of Appeal: Exhaust Administrative Remedies Before Filing Suit Under Former Labor Code Section 1102.5
    Labor Code Section 1102.5 is California's general "whistle blower" law. Here is the current version, in pertinent part.(b) An employer, or any person acting on behalf of the employer,shall not retaliate against an employee for disclosing…
Rank this Week: 2293

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 29

    Discretionary Sex Registration upheld by California Supreme Court

    Discretionary Sex Registration upheld by California Supreme Court
    In  Apprendi v. New Jersey (2000) 530 U.S. 466 the Supreme Court established that a criminal defendant generally has the Sixth Amendment right to a jury determination, beyond reasonable doubt, of any fact that increases the penalty for a…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment
    The United States Supreme Court pronounced yet another opinion safeguarding a person’s expectation of privacy, this time with respect to detentions occurring after a motor vehicle stop. The Court ruled that the police may not prolong…
  • Apr 16

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding
    A student has procedural rights enshrined in the state and federal constitutions, Title IX and Department of Education regulations, and the Civil Code, to challenge the evidence supporting allegations of misconduct and to present relevant…
Rank this Week: 3154

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    The Harsh Consequences of Intestacy - Estate of Britel

    The Harsh Consequences of Intestacy - Estate of Britel
    Intestacy, the consequence of a person not writing a will, can result in harsh consequences. For example, the decedent might have despised an heir who otherwise inherits from their estate just for the sheer fact that the heir is next of kin.…
  • Apr 24

    Beneficiary's Objections to a Probate Petition

    Beneficiary's Objections to a Probate Petition
    When a trust beneficiary objects to a trustee's petition, the objection(s) must be limited to the scope of the petition. Otherwise, the objection will be disregarded.  "Evidence offered on an unpleaded claim, theory, or defense is …
  • Apr 16

    Vested Benficiary and Contingent Beneficiary

    Vested Benficiary and Contingent Beneficiary
    Two terms that can describe a beneficiary of a testamentary instrument are "vested" and "contingent." There is a stark difference between the two terms. The former means that the beneficiary has a present interest in the estate, i.e. they can…
Rank this Week: 2958

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2556

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: 1020

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including H-1B visas. By Cornerstone Law Group.

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Amended H-1B petition is required for any material change to the H-1B employee’s worksite location

    Amended H-1B petition is required for any material change to the H-1B employee’s worksite location
    In a decision issued on April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), which conducts administrative review of certain categories of appeals to denials of immigration benefits, to ensure that immigration law and policy is interpreted…
  • Mar 27

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2015 Visa Bulletin In the April Bulletin, there is a retrogression of nearly 10 months in the EB-3 category for China, with a slight forward movement in most other visa…
  • Feb 24

    Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Worker

    Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Worker
    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) regulatory change will extend employment authorization eligibility to H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers who have already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent…
Rank this Week: 4339

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Hart King Trust Litigation Victories Continue!

    Hart King Trust Litigation Victories Continue!
    Hart King partner, Andrew Kienle, recently prevailed in two separate probate litigation matters in Orange County Superior Court.  In both cases, we represented the respondent, who was the trustee, in lawsuits brought to challenge the…
  • Apr 23

    Funny Doesn’t Make Up for Misleading

    Funny Doesn’t Make Up for Misleading
    Apparently, we all should have chosen to be like the less successful versions of Rob Lowe portrayed in the DirecTV television commercials if we wanted to avoid claims of false advertising. As anyone who watches television is aware, DirecTV…
  • Apr 23

    Is Your Website Accessible to Disabled Americans? Does it Need to Be?

    Is Your Website Accessible to Disabled Americans? Does it Need to Be?
    We’ve all visited websites that are hard to navigate and some that are even hard to understand, but can you imagine trying to navigate the Internet if you were blind or didn’t have the use of your hands or even were deaf?  It…
Rank this Week: 2089

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Apr 29

    DHS Releases FY2015 Mid-Year Border Security Update

    DHS Releases FY2015 Mid-Year Border Security Update
    In a status update on its border security efforts, DHS indicated that the number of total apprehensions along the southwest border during the first six months of FY2015 was 151,805, which is down nearly 60,000 (or 28%) compared to the same…
  • Apr 29

    USCIS Reminder: New Form G-28 Mandatory Starting May 18!

    USCIS Reminder: New Form G-28 Mandatory Starting May 18!
    USCIS posted a reminder that beginning May 18, 2015, USCIS will accept only the new Form G-28 with an edition date of March 4, 2015, and will stop accepting the earlier version of the form. If a filing is submitted with an old version of the…
  • Apr 29

    USCIS Reminder: Use the New Version of Form I-129 Beginning May 1

    USCIS Reminder: Use the New Version of Form I-129 Beginning May 1
    USCIS issued a reminder that beginning Friday, May 1, 2015, USCIS will accept only the new version of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, with an edition date of October 23, 2014. Any filings with previous editions of this form…
Rank this Week: 2658

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Apr 29

    Twitter Shows Expansion Plans with Trademark Application

    Twitter Shows Expansion Plans with Trademark Application
    IPNews® - Twitter has been on a tear recently filing a number of Trademark Applications to protect phrases associated with both its core business and also upcoming additions to the site. Twitter is aiming to broaden its scope beyond text…
  • Apr 20

    Fracking Company Attempts To Trademark A Smell

    Fracking Company Attempts To Trademark A Smell
    IPNews® - A Texas based company known for its orange scented fracking is attempting to register a trademark to protect its scented liquid products. Trademark officials may have to develop a keen sense of smell in the future as several…
  • Apr 15

    Jim Nantz phrase "A Tradition Unlike Any Other" Becomes a Trademark

    Jim Nantz phrase "A Tradition Unlike Any Other" Becomes a Trademark
    IPNews® - CBS announcer Jim Nantz coined the phrase “A Tradition Unlike Any Other” while working on the Masters Tournament broadcast.  Thereafter, Augusta National Golf Club begain to commercially use the phrase and last…
Rank this Week: 3706

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Features information, tidbits, and stories of legal interest to California paralegals. By Lori Paul.

http://lorijpaul.com
  • Apr 29

    California Supreme Court Corrects 125 Year Old Ruling and Grants License to Chinese Immigrant

    California Supreme Court Corrects 125 Year Old Ruling and Grants License to Chinese Immigrant
    As reported in the California Bar Journal this month, the California Supreme Court made history last month when it granted posthumous State Bar admission to Hong Yen Chang, who was denied a law license 125 years ago due to federal and state…
  • Nov 21

    Kansas Attorney Disbarred for “Inexplicable Incompetence”

    Kansas Attorney Disbarred for “Inexplicable Incompetence”
    In another ABA Journal article, a lawyer in Kansas who told jurors his capital murder client was a “professional drug dealer” and a “shooter of people” has been disbarred for “inexplicable incompetence.”…
  • Nov 21

    California Bar Fires Back at Former Fired Bar Leader, Claiming His Suit is Basele

    California Bar Fires Back at Former Fired Bar Leader, Claiming His Suit is Basele
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, The State Bar of California is firing back after its former executive director claimed in a lawsuit that he was fired for exposing “egregious improprieties.” The bar says the lawsuit by…
Rank this Week: 4617

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Covers discovery plans, depositions, interrogatories and privileges. By Katherine Gallo.

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Apr 29

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .
        If you perform a Lexis search using the words “Special Master” in the Code of Civil Procedure you will find “no results.” This is because there is no statutory authority for such an appointment.…
  • Jan 20

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right
    Personal Injury attorney Miles B. Cooper, a partner at Emison Hullverson LLP, wrote a very insightful article in the March, 2014 issue of  Plaintiff Magazine on the joys and pitfalls of deposing treating physicians.…
  • Jan 5

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act
      I am happy to report that there were no substantive changes to the Discovery Act. The only change to any of the discovery codes is C.C.P. Section 2025.510 which involves deposition transcripts. As you can see by the 2014 Amendment…
Rank this Week: 3789

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
  • Apr 28

    Discriminating in Favor of Co-Signed Debt

    Discriminating in Favor of Co-Signed Debt
    In a recent blog post I said that a Chapter 13 payment Plan can pay a co-signed debt in full, including interest, while paying little or nothing to the other "general unsecured" creditors. The practical benefits of this can be huge if you are…
  • Apr 9

    Can Creditors Pursue Me for Debts of My Deceased Spouse?

    Can Creditors Pursue Me for Debts of My Deceased Spouse?
    Because California is a “community property” state, in general both spouses are legally liable on the debts incurred by either spouse during a marriage. This means that, again in general, after the death of one spouse the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3044

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    What Constitutes Sexual Battery In California

    What Constitutes Sexual Battery In California
    Penal Code Section 243.4 defines sexual battery as follows:  Any person who touches an intimate part of another person while that person is unlawfully restrained by the accused or an accomplice, and if the touching is against…
  • Apr 9

    The Different Faces of Insurance Fraud in California

    The Different Faces of Insurance Fraud in California
    Insurance fraud is any act committed with the intent to obtain a fraudulent outcome from an insurance process. This may occur when a claimant attempts to obtain some benefit or advantage to which they are not otherwise entitled, or when an…
  • Mar 31

    The Insanity Defense in California

    The Insanity Defense in California
    There is no functional difference between temporary and permanent insanity under California law. The sole issue in California is the status of the defendant’s sanity at the time of the crime. The method of determining a…
Rank this Week: 1541

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Apr 28

    Testimony During a Los Angeles Domestic…

    Testimony During a Los Angeles Domestic Violence Criminal Case A person can be charged under California Penal Code §273.5 a person can be charged with domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as when a person “who willfully…
  • Nov 18

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

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

    Different Levels of Criminal Offense

    Different Levels of Criminal Offense
    When you have been arrested on suspicion of having committed a criminal offense, you will be issued a citation. The citation will contain the date in which you have to appear in court, the courthouse, the law that you have violated, and…
Rank this Week: 3193

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    What is Gross Negligence in Indemnification Clauses?

    What is Gross Negligence in Indemnification Clauses?
    Commercial tenants are often perplexed when they realize that under the terms of their lease, they are responsible for damages that occur on the leased premises even if caused by the landlord's own negligence. In most cases, the landlord's…
  • Apr 23

    Forming a California Partnership

    Forming a California Partnership
    One of the first decisions new partners face in pursuing a new business venture is what type of business entity to form.  Options include forming formal business entities such as a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) which…
  • Jan 27

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease
    The terms of commercial leases vary significantly depending on the type of commercial property being leased and the specific business goals of both landlords and tenants. "Option clauses," also known as "renewal terms,"…
Rank this Week: 4225

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    California Court Reviews Wife's Requests for Support and Costs After Five-Year Marriage

    California Court Reviews Wife's Requests for Support and Costs After Five-Year Marriage
    No matter how long a marriage lasts, when one spouse files for divorce, both parties are encouraged to consult with a family law attorney to protect their rights. There may be many significant issues to consider and address, such as the…
  • Apr 21

    Court Allows Wife to Serve Divorce Summons Via Facebook

    Court Allows Wife to Serve Divorce Summons Via Facebook
    Laws governing marriage and divorce vary somewhat from state to state. Most aspects of a divorce proceeding are regulated by the local state's family code, including procedural and substantive matters. In California, like most states,…
  • Apr 14

    California Family Code Governs Request for Attorney Fees in Divorce Proceeding

    California Family Code Governs Request for Attorney Fees in Divorce Proceeding
    The California Family Code governs various aspects of a divorce proceeding. In many cases, the Code operates to establish a fair and just process for both spouses and any children involved. One of the ways the law does this is to ensure…
Rank this Week: 3337

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2598

San Francisco Mediation: A Better…

San Francisco Mediation: A Better Solution

Explores mediation as a better solution for resolving any type of dispute. By Paula M. Lawhon.

http://sfmediation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Our Family Law Mediation Team Has Expanded!

    Our Family Law Mediation Team Has Expanded!
    Our Family Law Mediation Team has expanded! We now have three attorneys providing full-time Family Law Mediation services in addition to our paralegal/office assistant. I am in my 16th year of law practice and in my 10th year as a Family Law…
  • Feb 22

    ADRNC Salute to Bay Area Mediator

    ADRNC Salute to Bay Area Mediator
    I recently had the pleasure of working with the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (ADRNC) in creating their Public Service Announcement called "The Salute to Bay Area Mediators." This Public Service…
  • Feb 22

    More Posts Coming Soon in 2013.....

    More Posts Coming Soon in 2013.....
    After a bit of a hiatus in my blogging endeavors, I've decided to start posting more articles again. Of course, since mediation is a confidential process, much of what happens in my daily work life, (although very interesting!), cannot be…
Rank this Week: 2308

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: 602

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

Covers consumer finance developments, trends and analysis. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • Apr 28

    9th Circuit: Class Certification Triggered New CAFA Removal Period

    9th Circuit: Class Certification Triggered New CAFA Removal Period
    In Reyes v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., the 9th Circuit held that a state court's order certifying a class that met the requirements of removal under the Class Action Fairness Act ("CAFA") created a new occasion for removal. In Reyes,…
  • Apr 20

    CFPB Arbitration Study Revives Consumer Arbitration Policy Debate

    CFPB Arbitration Study Revives Consumer Arbitration Policy Debate
    The Arbitration Study issued last month by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau revives a long-standing policy debate over consumer arbitration. The CFPB Arbitration Study, mandated by Dodd-Frank, analyzes the prevalence of consumer…
  • Apr 5

    Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Song-Beverly Class Action

    Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Song-Beverly Class Action
    In Lewis v. Safeway, Inc., the First District California Court of Appeal held that collecting and recording a customer's date of birth in connection with the sale of alcohol is not a violation of the Song-Beverly Act's prohibition on…
Rank this Week: 1554

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Do Amendments to Corporate Bylaws Apply Retroactively?

    Do Amendments to Corporate Bylaws Apply Retroactively?
    Normally corporate bylaws are drafted during the business formation process. However, sometimes corporations amend their bylaws. The question then becomes one of whether amendments to the corporate bylaws can or should be applied…
  • Apr 21

    The Enforceability of Cotenancy Clauses in Retail Lease

    The Enforceability of Cotenancy Clauses in Retail Lease
    The California Court of Appeals recently decided a case that deals with the enforceability of cotenancy clauses in retail leases. This case was one of first impression in California, meaning that it was the first time that a California…
  • Mar 26

    There is Such a Thing as Being "Too Specific" in UCC Filing

    There is Such a Thing as Being "Too Specific" in UCC Filing
    An important part of business and commercial law is drafting security agreements and UCC filings. These sorts of documents require a certain degree of specificity to be valid. However, just as with anything, too much specificity can be too…
Rank this Week: 3124

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Apr 28

    SF Formula Retail Labor Protections Update: OLSE Holds Meeting to Give Overview of Ordinance

    SF Formula Retail Labor Protections Update: OLSE Holds Meeting to Give Overview of Ordinance
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Kristen Verrastro Yesterday, we attended a meeting at San Francisco City Hall where the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) gave an overview of the San Francisco Retail Labor Protections ordinances. As…
  • Apr 23

    Calling All Employers Who Use An Outside Salesforce

    Calling All Employers Who Use An Outside Salesforce
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy John R. Giovannone We feel your pain, and we have a prescription for you to consider: a non-accountable expense reimbursement plan. First, let’s discuss your problem. If you have a salesforce, the…
  • Apr 15

    Ninth Circuit Jeopardizes Broad “No Re-Hire” Clause

    Ninth Circuit Jeopardizes Broad “No Re-Hire” Clause
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Carrie Price and Robert Milligan In Golden v. California Emergency Physicians Medical Group, a divided Ninth Circuit panel held that a “no re-hire” provision in a settlement agreement could, under…
Rank this Week: 2286

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

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

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Apr 28

    Mother Loses Child Custody and Support Battle

    Mother Loses Child Custody and Support Battle
    Just when you think a child custody issue is resolved, something happens. As usual, two people fell in love, married, and had a beautiful child in 2006. But three years later the parents filed for divorce. Although the parents lived in…
  • Apr 21

    Mother Loses Physical Custody and Right to Homeschool Daughter

    Mother Loses Physical Custody and Right to Homeschool Daughter
    When I first read the headline and summary of this case, I wondered why a court would prohibit parents from homeschooling their children. I thought to myself, "This would never fly in California." Then I downloaded the court decision, and…
  • Apr 14

    In this Divorce Case, Neither Parent Won their Custody Battle

    In this Divorce Case, Neither Parent Won their Custody Battle
    When two people marry, have children and then file for divorce, what do you think one of the most contested issues can be? Here's the answer: anything and everything having to do with children. Custody, child support payments, and child…
Rank this Week: 3056

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 1775

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Florida Man Charged with Violent Threats against IRS

    Florida Man Charged with Violent Threats against IRS
    There are some pretty fierce-sounding gangster names in the history of American white collar crime.  You’ve got your “Greasy Thumb,” your “Pistol Pete,” “The Butcher,” and “Big Tuna,”…
  • Apr 21

    IRS Fails Taxpayers Again in 2015

    IRS Fails Taxpayers Again in 2015
    Based on the interim report published by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS achieved a 38.5 percent Level of Service and a 24.6 average hold time on IRS phone lines during the 2015 filing season.  I…
  • Apr 14

    Tax Day 2015 Has Arrived!

    Tax Day 2015 Has Arrived!
    Free food is great and all, but is that really what you want on Tax Day?  I suppose if you’ve already filed and you’re just waiting for a refund check, then you may have an appetite for a free Hard … Continue reading…
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Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate taxes, probate, trusts, wills and estate planning. By Julia Burt Law and El Paseo Law Group.

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Palm Springs Estate Attorney Discusses the Estate Tax

    Palm Springs Estate Attorney Discusses the Estate Tax
    The U.S. House of Representatives voted earlier this month to repeal the Federal Estate Tax. Republicans have long voiced their opposition over this tax but a vote to repeal hasn’t occurred in over a decade. The measure passed with 240…
  • Mar 16

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Explains the Pitfalls of Bankruptcy on Trust

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Explains the Pitfalls of Bankruptcy on Trust
    Bankruptcy can disrupt your estate plan. We previously discussed here the problem bankruptcy creates if you have assets in joint tenancy with a bankruptcy debtor. However, bankruptcy can also effect your estate plan for your beneficiaries if…
  • Jan 5

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015
    California has roughly 900 new laws that will go into effect in 2015. Some of the highlights are: Immigrant Driver's Licenses The DMV will now issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants if they meet every qualification including…
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Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Apr 27

    Cy Pres Settlement Approved in Google Privacy Action

    Cy Pres Settlement Approved in Google Privacy Action
    Last month, a Northern District of California judge finally approved an $8.5 million settlement of a class action challenging Google Inc.’s privacy policies. The plaintiffs alleged that Google invaded their and class members’…
  • Apr 21

    Arbitration Agreements Imposed on Exotic Dancers Held Unconscionable

    Arbitration Agreements Imposed on Exotic Dancers Held Unconscionable
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently held that an arbitration agreement in the “Performer Contracts” of exotic dancers was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable and denied a motion…
  • Apr 13

    McGill v. Citibank: Consumer Attorneys Buoyed by Grant of Review

    McGill v. Citibank: Consumer Attorneys Buoyed by Grant of Review
    On April 1, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted review of McGill v. Citibank to decide whether Citibank can use an arbitration clause to stymie a customer from pursuing public injunctive relief under California’s consumer…
Rank this Week: 3000

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Apr 27

    DOESN’T A WORRYNOMORE WARRANTY SOUND GOOD?

    DOESN’T A WORRYNOMORE WARRANTY SOUND GOOD?
    Again, I had a great revelation while watching television!  The scene was a Swedish detective mystery which I am addicted to.  The detective had pulled his car up to a house where he was going to interrogate a mean gal who might be…
  • Apr 21

    HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND GET SOME SLEEP

    HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND GET SOME SLEEP
    I was forced into watching the Dr. Oz show this morning because his program is on right after the Today Show. Not switching channels was my first lazy move of the day.  However, he had a guest psychologist on who spoke about constant…
  • Apr 13

    MORE GATEKEEPERS: THERE’S NEVER ENOUGH

    MORE GATEKEEPERS: THERE’S NEVER ENOUGH
    Last week we discussed the role of Gatekeepers in a business.  Not the people that keep you out but the people who know the people who have problems that you can help with and will refer to you.  So, getting more specific, how do…
Rank this Week: 2094

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Handshake Deals Often Go Sour. Don’t Let It Happen to You.

    Handshake Deals Often Go Sour. Don’t Let It Happen to You.
    It’s an all too familiar story. College students with a brilliant idea get together, start a hugely successful business then end up suing each other because handshake agreements end up being broken. These business founders may be…
  • Apr 20

    Considering Becoming a Franchisee? Do Your Due Diligence!

    Considering Becoming a Franchisee? Do Your Due Diligence!
    Starting a franchise can be a good way to get into business or add a new business if you already own one. Many franchisors offer turnkey operations and spell out what you should do, and how you should do it, to help you make your business a…
  • Apr 13

    Despite Challenges California Businesses Growing Stronger

    Despite Challenges California Businesses Growing Stronger
    California has been labeled a business unfriendly state. Other states have lower taxes, costs and regulations. Last year Chief Executive magazine named California as the worst state to do business in, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.…
Rank this Week: 1857

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

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

    This just torques my short

    This just torques my short
    So, for the last few days, I have been updating our copy of California Forms of Pleading and Practice (Lexis).  Notwithstanding my on/off dislike of Lexis, Pleading and Practice is the preeminent legal research resource when you draft a…
  • Apr 20

    Anticipation

    Anticipation
    I have discovered that I am not like most people.  No surprise to the wife but I generally don't wait until something happens to think about what legal research tools I might use to fix or defend against something.For instance, do you…
  • Apr 13

    I'm on fire

    I'm on fire
    An information god am I.  I stake this claim because if information is power, then by virtue of my position of a master of information (i.e. a Librarian), I must be a god, right?  Can I get an amen?!?  Anyway, the point to all…
Rank this Week: 3571

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1894

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers dog bites, car accidents and insurance issues in Stockton and Modesto. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.stocktoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Springing into Bicycle Season in Stockton

    Springing into Bicycle Season in Stockton
    Bicycle accidents and car accidents may not seem to have a lot in common, but according to Stockton personal injury attorneys, at least one facet is shared. And that is related to the actions that people involved should take after an accident…
  • Apr 2

    Awareness can Prevent Stockton Motorcycle Accident

    Awareness can Prevent Stockton Motorcycle Accident
    Attorneys at Sette Law understand the lure of riding motorcycles in and around Stockton. Our lawyers, however, also understand the often dire consequences of a serious motorcycle accident. As attorneys we are aware of grim statistics that…
  • Feb 23

    Stockton Injury Attorneys analyze Product Liability Law

    Stockton Injury Attorneys analyze Product Liability Law
    In the U.S. there are high standards for the manufacturing process that help prevent products from causing personal injury. But lawyers at Sette law in Stockton know that this area of product liability is quite complicated. Although laws…
Rank this Week: 4803

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Motorcycle Helmet Laws in California

    Motorcycle Helmet Laws in California
    What are the motorcycle helmet laws in California?  The Golden State is one of only 19 states and the District of Columbia to require all operators of motorcycles to wear helmets that meet federal safety standards. Although helmets have…
  • Apr 15

    Passenger Car Accident Claims in California

    Passenger Car Accident Claims in California
    Passenger car accident claims in California are a different variety of personal injury.  Passengers in vehicles are usually not the registered owner of the motor vehicle nor are they subject to the same standards as drivers for recovery…
  • Apr 13

    ¿Qué debo hacer después de un accidente de auto ?

    ¿Qué debo hacer después de un accidente de auto ?
    ¿Qué debo hacer después de un accidente de auto? Respuesta: Esto es probablemente algo que nadie quiere pensar, pero, algo que debe ser pensado. De acuerdo con las estadísticas de censo de Estados Unidos, hay un…
Rank this Week: 1658

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/
  • Apr 27

    Medical Marijuana and Child Custody in California

    Medical Marijuana and Child Custody in California
    California has always been at the forefront of progressive social change. In 1996, California became the first state to establish a medical marijuana program, allowing residents to grow and possess marijuana for personal use, so long as they…
  • Apr 22

    Discovery in Family Law Case

    Discovery in Family Law Case
    Once initial papers are filed to get the divorce process started (the petition and response) the next step is typically to gather all pertinent information regarding each spouse's financial and personal information. Although both parties are…
  • Apr 21

    Permissive Dismissal for Failure to Prosecute

    Permissive Dismissal for Failure to Prosecute
    Anyone with access to cable television or the internet probably knows more about the Kardashian family than they know about their own family. The Kardashian clan has broadcast their ups, their downs, weddings, births, break ups and in Khloe…
Rank this Week: 3095

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

Covers personal injury and the firm's involvement in the Bakersfield and Kern County community. By the Chain | Cohn | Stiles law firm.

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
Rank this Week: 1256

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    As Retail Bankruptcies Rise, Landlords Must Prepare

    As Retail Bankruptcies Rise, Landlords Must Prepare
    Commercial landlords should take notice. Within the last several months, one women’s clothing retailer after another has gone out of business. On Dec. 4, 2014, Philadelphia-based Deb Shops filed Chapter 11. Next came Delia’s,…
  • Apr 22

    Retail Chapter 11 Filings Up, Bucking Bankruptcy Trends In Economic Recovery

    Retail Chapter 11 Filings Up, Bucking Bankruptcy Trends In Economic Recovery
    The economy is humming along and bankruptcy filings are at historic lows.  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12432257.htm.   Nevertheless, a recent trend in retail may suggest that the times, they are a changing. Radio…
  • Apr 7

    9th Circ. Panel Bolsters Trustees’ Reach-Back Power

    9th Circ. Panel Bolsters Trustees’ Reach-Back Power
    Editor’s note: this post originally appeared in Law360. In a recent decision, the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit resolved what it described as an issue of “first impression” in the Ninth…
Rank this Week: 2530

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

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

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Apr 25

    How Can I Kick My Wife or Husband out of the House?

    How Can I Kick My Wife or Husband out of the House?
    Question: How can I kick my wife or husband out of the house in California? Answer: California family law requires a showing of assault or threatened assault if the request is made on an emergency basis or the potential for physical or…
  • Mar 15

    What Are Typical Divorce Settlements in California?

    What Are Typical Divorce Settlements in California?
    Typical divorce settlements in California include terms that fit many cases. While every case is unique to its own facts, there are certain divorce settlement terms that overlap. What we write here are the overlapping terms we, as experienced…
  • Feb 5

    What are Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders and What do They Prevent?

    What are Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders and What do They Prevent?
    When you first read the words automatic temporary restraining orders, a lot of things can go through your head. So what are these things and why are they really important to your California divorce case? This article focuses on the following…
Rank this Week: 1632

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Apr 25

    ARRESTO FEDERAL POR DROGAS EN LA FRONTERA: CULPABLE HASTA QUE SE DEMUESTRE LO CONTRARIO

    ARRESTO FEDERAL POR DROGAS EN LA FRONTERA: CULPABLE HASTA QUE SE DEMUESTRE LO CONTRARIO
      Cada semana en la frontera de San Ysidro-Tijuana, la frontera más transitada del mundo, agentes decomisan muchos kilos de metanfetamina, cocaína y heroína que se oculta en los coches. La mayoría de los…
  • Apr 25

    La Ley Federal Criminal & Una Cultura de Informante

    La Ley Federal Criminal & Una Cultura de Informante
      Cuando yo fui fiscal, fui entrenado para desconfiar de los informantes y los otros acusados. ¿Quién tiene un motivo más fuerte para mentir que una persona que está acusado de un delito y que no tiene…
  • Apr 24

    Mejor Sentencia En El Caso federal de metanfetamina

    Mejor Sentencia En El Caso federal de metanfetamina
    Mi cliente AC conducía un barco desde Ensenada, México a la ciudad de Oceanside el barco  estaba cargado con casi 500 libras de metanfetamina. Agentes describen este evento como el más grande decomiso de…
Rank this Week: 4696

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Prediction

    What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Prediction
    This month we introduced our first TV Lawyer personality Saul Goodman/James McGill, a shady lawyer with an impressive track record of creating “strategies” to get his clients off the hook. This week we are introducing a piece…
  • Apr 15

    Is the Money from a Personal Injury Settlement Subject to Tax?

    Is the Money from a Personal Injury Settlement Subject to Tax?
    Just in time for the tax filing deadline: You’ve gone through the litigation and your personal injury lawyer has successfully secured a settlement for you the previous tax year. Your question: is this money mine in entirety? What are…
  • Mar 28

    What TV Lawyer Personality are You? (Plus the Best Saul Goodman Quotes!)

    What TV Lawyer Personality are You? (Plus the Best Saul Goodman Quotes!)
    TV viewers love a good courtroom drama and you can’t have a courtroom drama without the lawyers.  There are many different TV lawyer personalities out there, some depict lawyers pretty favorably, others, not so much. …
Rank this Week: 4195