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IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Court Orders Plaintiff to Pay Defendants’ $8 Million in Attorney’s Fees in Patent Row

    Court Orders Plaintiff to Pay Defendants’ $8 Million in Attorney’s Fees in Patent Row
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s twin 2014 decisions in Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc. and Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. attorney’s fees awards are becoming more common in patent…
  • Apr 15

    Supreme Court Battle Set Over Prohibition of Disparaging Trademark

    Supreme Court Battle Set Over Prohibition of Disparaging Trademark
    Section 2(a) of the Lanham act bars the registration of “scandalous, immoral or disparaging trademarks.” The USPTO has used this applied this provision to refuse the registration of marks such as F**K PROJECT, PORNO JESUS,…
  • Apr 1

    Are Pins, Posts, Tweets and Likes Appropriate for Use in Selecting Jurors?

    Are Pins, Posts, Tweets and Likes Appropriate for Use in Selecting Jurors?
    When you hear the name of someone you can’t place or don’t know much about, what do you do?  Chances are, you “Google” them.  Well that is what attorneys are doing to learn more about prospective jurors…
Rank this Week: 485

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    How to Avoid H-1B Visa Denial

    How to Avoid H-1B Visa Denial
    In this segment, attorney Ekaterina Powell Esq. from the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick, answers one of your most frequently asked questions: How can I avoid an H-1B visa denial? For the answer to this question please keep watching. For…
  • Apr 18

    What is the Executive Action on Immigration all about?

    What is the Executive Action on Immigration all about?
    In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick answers one of your most frequently asked questions: What is the Execution Action on immigration all about? What will happen if DACA/DAPA passes? For the answer to this question please keep…
  • Apr 11

    What options do I have if my H-1B or L-1 Visa is Denied?

    What options do I have if my H-1B or L-1 Visa is Denied?
    In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick answers one of your most frequently asked questions: What options do I have if my H-1B or L-1 visa is denied? For the answer to this question please keep watching. For more information about these…
Rank this Week: 3938

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat - A Professional Corporation.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    California Injury Verdict: Eggshell Plaintiff Receives $2.8M

    California Injury Verdict: Eggshell Plaintiff Receives $2.8M
    A California woman was awarded more than $2.8 million by a jury as compensation for past and future damages for injuries she suffered in a car accident. The verdict appears to rely on a legal doctrine known as the “eggshell plaintiff…
  • Apr 19

    Lowes Hardware Accident Attorney in California

    Lowes Hardware Accident Attorney in California
    As a Lowes hardware accident attorney in California, I know that Lowes Companies, Inc. is big business in the Golden State. The hardware, appliance and home improvement store operator has 1,140 stores in the United States, 40 stores in Canada…
  • Apr 9

    San Bernardino Head-On Collision Lawsuit Ends in $3.5 Million Jury Verdict

    San Bernardino Head-On Collision Lawsuit Ends in $3.5 Million Jury Verdict
    On Feb. 4, 2016, a jury unanimously awarded more than $3.5 million to two plaintiffs, the successors of the deceased, in a wrongful death case in San Bernardino. Damages included funeral expenses, past and future costs for bodily injury for…
Rank this Week: 2342

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    Issue

    Issue
    Working as a Reference Librarian can sometimes be a rough job.  Take, for instance, the other day whilst reading an article about a guy who got caught fiddling with young kids, a young woman came in saying she was referred to me by a…
  • Apr 18

    It's a Jungle Out There

    It's a Jungle Out There
    Sometimes, I have difficulty coming up with stuff to blog about.  Today is not one of those days.  See, on my drive to work today, I see this guy/pedestrian trying to cross the street whilst standing in the crosswalk. …
  • Apr 11

    Pants on Fire

    Pants on Fire
    The other day I was reading an article that read: Former L.A. sheriff admits guilty in jail abuse scandal.  What happened was that illegal stuff was going on at the LA County jail and, as it turned out, former Sheriff Lee Baca knew…
Rank this Week: 3533

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Apr 25

    To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate? That is the Question

    To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate? That is the Question
    It’s been the fodder of debate of philosophers, academics and the rest of us for ages: Do we have free will or are our actions predetermined and the result…
  • Apr 19

    Thanks JD Supra!

    Thanks JD Supra!
    I was taught to always say thank you. I was also taught not to boast. So let me just say thank you JD Supra for interviewing…
  • Apr 19

    Thanks JD Supra!

    Thanks JD Supra!
    I was taught to always say thank you. I was also taught not to boast. So let me just say thank you JD Supra for interviewing…
Rank this Week: 2390

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Apr 25

    When Do Officers Have a Right to Search Your Property Without a Warrant?

    When Do Officers Have a Right to Search Your Property Without a Warrant?
    When a police officer is questioning you, things can easily get out of hand if you’re uninformed about your rights and don’t understand search laws in California. To protect your rights, you must be knowledgeable about the scope…
  • Apr 18

    How to Get Police Record

    How to Get Police Record
    There are many reasons you may need to obtain a police record, especially if you’re involved in a personal injury lawsuit and need access to police reports of the accident, eyewitness interviews, and detailed evidences. All police…
  • Apr 12

    How to Get a Job After Prison

    How to Get a Job After Prison
    On paper, a convicted felon is a convicted felon. On a job application, there is no room to explain whether a criminal record is from armed assault or stealing from a local store when you were 18. That’s why California has joined 20…
Rank this Week: 2411

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2834

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Apr 24

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied
    I.  Background of Covered Business Method review Under U.S. patent laws, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can review the validity of patents that are financial in nature under a Covered Business Method…
  • Apr 6

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal
    COMMON LAW TRADEMARK RIGHTS v. TRADEMARK REGISTRATION In the United States, certain trademark rights are created whenever someone uses a mark in connection with a product or service. If a product is sold or a service is rendered in…
  • Mar 28

    Avoid disparaging prior art in patent application

    Avoid disparaging prior art in patent application
    Disparaging the prior art in the patent application may narrow patent claims When a patent application disparages a prior art technique, feature, aspect or apparatus, the court may assume that there is a disclaimer of the disparaged…
Rank this Week: 3821

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 24

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down
    The California Supreme Court in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy (opinion here)  issued a unanimous opinion interpreting California Wage Orders' (section 14(A)) requirement that employers provide[a]ll working employees  . . . suitable seats…
  • Apr 24

    Court of Appeal Saves Electronically Signed Arbitration Agreement - Relevant to Other Electronic Acknowledgements Too

    Court of Appeal Saves Electronically Signed Arbitration Agreement - Relevant to Other Electronic Acknowledgements Too
    Wait, don't skip this one yet. It's not just another arbitration case. If your business uses electronic acknowledgments of policies, handbooks or employment agreements (commissions, confidentiality agreements, etc.), it's worth a read.In this…
  • Apr 8

    Ninth Circuit's Tip Case Makes a Hash Out of California Tip Pool Law

    Ninth Circuit's Tip Case Makes a Hash Out of California Tip Pool Law
    The Ninth Circuit decided 2-1 that the U.S. Department of Labor was allowed to issue a regulation that applies to tip pooling arrangements, but even if the tips are not taken as credits against the federal minimum wage.  This is an…
Rank this Week: 690

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 24

    Prince’s Legal Battle

    Prince’s Legal Battle
    Prince v. Warner Bros Music Prince signed with Warner Bros records in 1977 and together they released the biggest albums of his career, including Purple Rain, Sign O The Times and the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie.…
  • Apr 15

    Texas Affluenza Teen Was Just Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison. Did He Get Off Light?

    Texas Affluenza Teen Was Just Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison. Did He Get Off Light?
    In 2013 Ethan Couch, still a 16-year old juvenile at the time, killed four people in a drunken-driving accident. His blood-alcohol level was triple the legal limit. Couch pleaded guilty to drunken driving and intoxication manslaughter and two…
  • Apr 9

    Do Some States Require Children to Financially Support their Aging Parents?

    Do Some States Require Children to Financially Support their Aging Parents?
    Believe it or not, about thirty states have laws on the books that that impose a duty, usually (but not always) on adult children, for the support of their impoverished parents or other relatives. Based on England’s Poor Law Act of…
Rank this Week: 4080

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 22

    Fraud is a Common Criminal Charge in California

    Fraud is a Common Criminal Charge in California
    In addition to Assault and battery, theft, driving, drug, and sex crimes, fraud is among the most common criminal charges in the state of California. If you have been charges with any of these common yet very serious crimes, you need a…
  • Apr 15

    Defending Against Common Criminal Charges in California

    Defending Against Common Criminal Charges in California
    Have you been charged with a crime in the state of California? If so, you should regard the charges with the utmost seriousness regardless of your personal perception of their validity.  The state’s prosecutor will be making every…
  • Apr 8

    Defending Against Auto Burglary Charges in California

    Defending Against Auto Burglary Charges in California
    If you are convicted of auto burglary in the state of California, you could be sentenced to up to three years in jail. With such serious consequences looming, you need an experienced California criminal defense attorney to protect your legal…
Rank this Week: 4285

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

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

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Apr 22

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell
    California employment law recognizes two types of commissioned employees: (1) outside salespersons (Labor Code  § 1171) and (2) inside salespersons (8 Cal.C.Regs. § 11040, 11070).  Whether you are an employer or employee,…
  • Mar 15

    Ninth Circuit Issues New Tip on Tip Pooling in California

    Ninth Circuit Issues New Tip on Tip Pooling in California
    The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a new tip pooling decision in Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez and consolidated case Cesarz, Ngoc Tang v. Wynn Las Vegas LLC, 14-15243 (Feb. 23, 2016). 2016 DJDAR 1809,…
  • Jan 31

    Notable Changes in California Employment Law for 2016

    Notable Changes in California Employment Law for 2016
    It is that time of year again for California employees to hear about the latest and greatest out of Sacramento and for California employers to revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California…
Rank this Week: 3695

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Four client

    Four client
    The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepared to explain…
  • Dec 1

    Spotlight

    Spotlight
    The new movie Spotlight might be about the most exciting drama that could be made about filing a motion to unseal court records. (Some viewers might say that the movie is also about how a team of investigative journalists uncovered widespread…
  • Nov 15

    Trumbo

    Trumbo
    After the title character is seen getting fired and blacklisted in the new movie Trumbo, I’m thinking, as most lawyers would, that he should sue! Dalton Trumbo was a highly paid screenwriter under contract to MGM at the time, and would…
Rank this Week: 1776

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 1527

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Apr 21

    Four kinds of client

    Four kinds of client
    The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepared to explain…
  • Apr 16

    Avoiding Litigation

    Avoiding Litigation
    The ABA Dispute Resolution conference, held this year in New York City, presents an interesting combination of programs on mediation, arbitration, negotiation and collaborative practice. The conference manages to combine these fields, even…
  • Mar 31

    Mediation's Potential

    Mediation's Potential
    A couple of recent experiences as a consumer of mediation services have made me wonder whether the practice is living up to its full potential. In one case, when the mediator and opposing counsel started talking about what was going to happen…
Rank this Week: 3854

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!
    California charges a minimum franchise tax of $800 each year. This is a tax on the privilege of being a corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the corporation is profitable or even if it has any revenue. The state wants its ……
  • Mar 31

    FTB Tax Clearance Certificate

    FTB Tax Clearance Certificate
    When a business is required to deduct and withhold taxes and remit them to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), a successor to the business can be responsible for paying the amount owing to the FTB  if the business does not pay ……
  • Mar 3

    Officer Liable for Restitution of Corporation’s Gains in Violation of FTC Act

    Officer Liable for Restitution of Corporation’s Gains in Violation of FTC Act
    In Federal Trade Commission v. Commerce Planet, Inc. (9th Cir. March 3, 2016) 16 C.D.O.S. 2355, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Commerce Planet, Inc., and three of its top officers for violating § 5(a) of the FTC Act, which…
Rank this Week: 1546

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Modifying an Irrevocable Trust

    Modifying an Irrevocable Trust
    A revocable trust can naturally be changed. The relevant probate code section provides "unless the trust instrument provides otherwise, if a trust is revocable by the settlor, the settlor may modify the trust by the procedure for …
  • Apr 7

    Interpretation of a Will

    Interpretation of a Will
    Santa Clara County Superior CourtWords matter. Words in a will matter more you could say. This brings us to the story of a recent unpublished appellate decision regarding the interpretation of a will.  This stemmed from a trial court…
  • Mar 25

    No-Contest Clause

    No-Contest Clause
    When a beneficiary or heir notifies the trustee that they intend to take legal action regarding the trust, this does not always trigger the no-contest clause found in the trust (assuming there is one). For reference, a no-contest clause in a…
Rank this Week: 2898

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Walsh Waiver Granted – another win for Brian Lerner

    Walsh Waiver Granted – another win for Brian Lerner
    I-485 approved for clients’ whose case had been pending since 2006 because of the petitioner’s criminal record.  In 2013, the case was erroneously denied by USCIS for failure to respond to a request for evidence and reopened…
  • Apr 21

    Another win for Brian D. Lerner regarding person waiting for year

    Another win for Brian D. Lerner regarding person waiting for year
    Our client’s date of birth was incorrect on his naturalization certificate and passport and for years he unsuccessfully tried to correct this error with Immigration, the Department of State, the IRS and the Social Security…
  • Apr 21

    Another win for Brian D. Lerner in Immigration Court

    Another win for Brian D. Lerner in Immigration Court
    Application for Cancellation of Removal granted for lawful permanent resident with nearly 30 years in the U.S. and a disabled daughter but with a conviction for possession of a controlled substance from 2006, an outstanding warrant for 10…
Rank this Week: 2618

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

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

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Apr 21

    A foolish outcome for Novato’s SMART station

    A foolish outcome for Novato’s SMART station
    As the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) corridor nears opening day this fall, the City of Novato is having buyer’s remorse on the placement of its stations. Although SMART has already built two stations in Novato, the Novato City…
  • Apr 15

    Community Involvement Scholarship deadline one week away

    Community Involvement Scholarship deadline one week away
    There’s only one week left to apply for GJEL and TransForm CA’s Community Involvement Scholarship. The scholarship, which will be awarded to two students, is designed to recognize high school seniors that have shown exemplary…
  • Apr 4

    San Francisco’s safest streets aren’t safe enough

    San Francisco’s safest streets aren’t safe enough
    As San Francisco’s Vision Zero campaign struggles to reduce traffic deaths, a sobering video posted last week of a bicycle crash along Valencia Street provides yet another reminder of the City’s significant safety challenges. On…
Rank this Week: 3092

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Crime up slightly in San Diego

    Crime up slightly in San Diego
    The good news is that crime in San Diego remained low last year. In fact, the rate was near the lowest in several decades. On the other hand, there was an overall increase in crime in our area of about 6%. Obviously, the numbers change from…
  • Apr 6

    San Diego Launches Wrongful Conviction Team

    San Diego Launches Wrongful Conviction Team
    In the wake of new DNA evidence and other factors contributing to the wrongful conviction of defendants in criminal cases, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has announced the creation of a dedicated team to deal with the issue. The…
  • Mar 28

    Marcus J.’s Story

    Marcus J.’s Story
    Being diagnosed with high risk Acute Lyphoblastic Leukemia at age 17 during the height of my recruiting process as a quarterback for football has been both detrimental but also a blessing in many ways.  I can’t imagine that anybody…
Rank this Week: 3256

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law in the San Diego and Southern California area. By David Shapiro.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Crime up slightly in San Diego

    Crime up slightly in San Diego
    The good news is that crime in San Diego remained low last year. In fact, the rate was near the lowest in several decades. On the other hand, there was an overall increase in crime in our area of about 6%. Obviously, the numbers change from…
  • Apr 6

    San Diego Launches Wrongful Conviction Team

    San Diego Launches Wrongful Conviction Team
    In the wake of new DNA evidence and other factors contributing to the wrongful conviction of defendants in criminal cases, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has announced the creation of a dedicated team to deal with the issue. The…
  • Mar 28

    Marcus J.’s Story

    Marcus J.’s Story
    Being diagnosed with high risk Acute Lyphoblastic Leukemia at age 17 during the height of my recruiting process as a quarterback for football has been both detrimental but also a blessing in many ways.  I can’t imagine that anybody…
Rank this Week: 3032

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 18

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim
    Don't ever assume that you Life Insurance policy will pay benefits to your beneficiaries. Why? Because so often, benefits are not paid. We know this is true because we are in the business of suing insurance companies when they fail to pay…
  • Apr 8

    Kantor & Kantor LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf of Chronic Hepatitis C Patients Against Blue Shield of California

    Kantor & Kantor LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf of Chronic Hepatitis C Patients Against Blue Shield of California
    On October 30, 2015, Kantor & Kantor LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Blue Shield of California. Later we amended the complaint to include “California Physicians’ Service doing business as Blue Shield of…
Rank this Week: 1256

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Chobani motion to dismiss unceremoniously vacated

    Chobani motion to dismiss unceremoniously vacated
    Last month, the Ninth Circuit, in an opinion scant on explanation, vacated the order of Judge Koh in the Northern District of California dismissing false advertising class action claims Chobani, LLC, the maker of Chobani Greek Yogurt.…
  • Apr 6

    UPDATE: Pom Wonderful victory proves Pyhrric

    UPDATE: Pom Wonderful victory proves Pyhrric
    In 2014, Pom Wonderful made headlines when the Supreme Court, in an 8-0 opinion, ruled in its favor that the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act does not preclude Lanham Act claims due to conflict between the two statutes.  This opinion allowed…
  • Apr 4

    MRSL: A new standard for chemical management

    MRSL: A new standard for chemical management
    We are pleased to welcome guest blogger and BLC Leather Technology Centre’s chemical and regulatory advisor, Georgina Mawer, to Consumer Products Law Blog. Georgina focus on product safety assessments, including guidance on…
Rank this Week: 1721

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
Rank this Week: 1864

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Apr 20

    Family of Former California Inmate Sues Los Angeles for Wrongful Death

    Family of Former California Inmate Sues Los Angeles for Wrongful Death
    The mother and son of deceased California resident Angela Slack, who died at the hospital less than a week after being arrested, are suing Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles. The police department is calling the incident an…
  • Apr 13

    California Resident Sues Over Tennis Court Noise

    California Resident Sues Over Tennis Court Noise
    Corona del Mar resident Sarah Thomas recently sued the city of Newport Beach, alleging that the public tennis courts roughly 100 yards from her house are too noisy. Thomas alleges that the noise from the courts at San Joaquin Hills Park…
  • Apr 6

    California Appeals Court Reverses Immunity Granted to Police Department Following Car Chase Death

    California Appeals Court Reverses Immunity Granted to Police Department Following Car Chase Death
    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently held that in order to avail itself of the statutory immunity granted to public entities from a death or injury resulting from police pursuits of suspected criminals, the entity…
Rank this Week: 1734

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    DUI Penalties in California Could Soon Include Mandatory IID

    DUI Penalties in California Could Soon Include Mandatory IID
    First-time DUI offenders in all of California may soon be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID). Lawmakers are looking to expand a pilot program that requires those convicted of DUI to install an IID on their vehicle in…
  • Apr 18

    Proposed Law Could Allow Marijuana Testing at DUI Stop

    Proposed Law Could Allow Marijuana Testing at DUI Stop
    California is one of a small number of states that allows for the use of medical marijuana. This may lead some marijuana users to feel more comfortable driving while under the effects of marijuana. As efforts to further legalize marijuana in…
  • Apr 15

    You May Need to Think Twice About Going to That Party in Orange

    You May Need to Think Twice About Going to That Party in Orange
    Have you ever been to a party that’s gotten out of hand? Everyone is having a good time and suddenly the police arrive to state that the noise level is just too high. In situations like these, police will often make contact with the…
Rank this Week: 420

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/
  • Apr 19

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?
    A popular workers compensation insurance program offered by Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company (Applied Underwriters) and California Insurance Company may be in trouble. On January 21, 2016,…
  • Apr 15

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home
    Recently, I was asked to look at coverage for a case where the insurer had denied a duty to defend several years before. We concluded that the insurer should have been defending based on certain allegations in the complaint and asked it to…
  • Apr 5

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change
    and David Smith In the December post Systemic Cyber Risks And The Internet of Things, we wrote about the increasing risk of cyber attacks on infrastructure and consumer products, and related insurance issues. We noted in that post that, while…
Rank this Week: 4367

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    The Raines Feldman Cyber Liability Update

    The Raines Feldman Cyber Liability Update
    The cyber liability team here at Raines Feldman has endeavoured to provide weekly cyber liability law updates.  While the production values are very public access, we hope that you will find some practical advice and useful legal…
  • Nov 17

    What the Shift to Chip-Cards Means for Your Small Busine

    What the Shift to Chip-Cards Means for Your Small Busine
    Accepting credit cards just became a riskier and more expensive proposition for small business owners. As a law firm specializing in data breach prevention and response, we know that the United States lags behind comparable markets globally…
  • Sep 3

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege
    Data Breach incidents are a continuing threat to modern commercial activities.  Almost every company of every size is affected by data breach.  Large companies are obvious targets due to the size, nature and scope of their data…
Rank this Week: 1705

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Salmonella Victims Won’t Get Restitution

    Salmonella Victims Won’t Get Restitution
    A former peanut company executive serving a 28-year prison sentence will not have to pay money to victims of a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to his Georgia facility, a federal judge ruled. As reported in the Claims Journal,…
  • Mar 30

    Mother Sues to Require Lifeguards on Cruise Ship Kiddie Pool

    Mother Sues to Require Lifeguards on Cruise Ship Kiddie Pool
    Valentina Azzia vividly remembers the moment her son nearly drowned in a pool while on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. Now, as reported by Florida’s WPLG Local 10 News, she has filed a lawsuit demanding that cruise…
  • Mar 15

    Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise for 2015

    Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise for 2015
    The number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents is expected to have risen by as much as 10 percent in 2015, reports The Insurance Journal, making it the biggest increase ever recorded. The annual Governors Highway Safety Association…
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California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Apr 19

    Facial Fracture Attorney Los Angele

    Facial Fracture Attorney Los Angele
    As a facial fracture attorney in Los Angeles, I am well aware that trauma to the head and face can result in serious bodily harm.  Facial fractures can happen in a variety of different types of accidents. Many people suffer fractures to…
  • Apr 6

    Chest Injuries After A Car Accident

    Chest Injuries After A Car Accident
    Chest injuries after a car accident are common and can be severe or more serious.  While seat belt use certainly saves lives, they can also cause chest injuries to people who are involved in car accidents. In an accident, the seat belt…
  • Mar 21

    Pregnancy Complications Following An Auto Accident

    Pregnancy Complications Following An Auto Accident
    Pregnancy complications following an auto accident can be devastating.  Injuries can harm both the mother and her unborn baby, so it is critical to seek immediate medical attention after a car crash involving an expectant mother. Besides…
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Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    NAACP Seeks More Diversity in Medical Cannabis Industry

    NAACP Seeks More Diversity in Medical Cannabis Industry
    According to a recent news feature from the San Francisco Weekly, NAACP leaders in California are pushing for more back ownership of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. While there are many black workers in the medical cannabis…
  • Apr 17

    Medical Cannabis Employees in California Required to Be Patients Themselve

    Medical Cannabis Employees in California Required to Be Patients Themselve
    If one goes to a local pharmacy and applied for a job as a technician, there is obviously no requirement that the prospective employee personally take any of the drugs with which he or she will be working. It would be rather ridiculous to…
  • Apr 17

    Medical Cannabis Employees in California Required to Be Patients Themselve

    Medical Cannabis Employees in California Required to Be Patients Themselve
    If one goes to a local pharmacy and applied for a job as a technician, there is obviously no requirement that the prospective employee personally take any of the drugs with which he or she will be working. It would be rather ridiculous to…
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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
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California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    California personal income taxe

    California personal income taxe
    Two-thirds of California's overall tax revenue comes from personal income taxes, with the top fifth of income earners paying 90%, and the top one percent paying 45%, of these taxes.Source: The tax man cometh, and California rich –…
  • Apr 14

    State of the San Francisco and Los Angeles, California Legal Markets 2015 / 2016

    State of the San Francisco and Los Angeles, California Legal Markets 2015 / 2016
    A recent survey of 15,000 California lawyers uncovered the following statistics concerning the Los Angeles and San Francisco legal markets and the lawyers who work there:New business growth slowed by 16 percent in Los Angeles and 26 percent…
  • Apr 4

    2016 California Minimum Wage Increase

    2016 California Minimum Wage Increase
    California has implemented legislation that is slated to increase the state minimum wage to $10.50 for larger employers on January 1, 2017, with employers of 25 or less employees following behind a year later. Further increases will push the…
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Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate
    You already know how you want your assets distributed and you have even discussed it with your heirs, but discussing it doesn't make it legal. If you don't create an estate plan, your heirs are free to do what they...
  • Mar 25

    Common Questions Regarding Living Trust

    Common Questions Regarding Living Trust
    If you're considering a living trust or revocable living trust, review these common questions and answers to help you better understand how they work and whether or not it's right for you: Can I be my own trustee? You can....
  • Mar 11

    Is Your Loved One's Identity at Risk?

    Is Your Loved One's Identity at Risk?
    When a person passes away, you assume they're safe from any wrongdoing, but you would be wrong. The number of identity theft cases against deceased individuals has grown substantially in the past few years. More family members are finding…
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May it Please the Court

May it Please the Court

Covers legal news and observations. By J. Craig Williams.

http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp
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Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Apr 14

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee
    If you are a business owner in California and you employ at least one person, you should be aware of the federal and state laws that mandate how your employees must be treated. There are many different laws that relate to employees that…
  • Mar 10

    Can I Use a Non-Disparagement Clause to Prevent Negative Reviews of my Startup?

    Can I Use a Non-Disparagement Clause to Prevent Negative Reviews of my Startup?
    Many startups gain success through word-of-mouth and by building a reputation for reliability and for providing high-quality products or services. Customers can leave reviews on websites such as Facebook or Yelp detailing their positive…
  • Feb 19

    A Comprehensive IP Strategy can Help Startups Save both Time and Money

    A Comprehensive IP Strategy can Help Startups Save both Time and Money
    In today’s tech startup world, intellectual property (IP) is often the most valuable asset a person or company possesses. Undoubtedly, the next billion dollar idea is currently being developed – and it is just as likely that it is…
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Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Aggravating Circumstances in a Los Angeles DUI

    Aggravating Circumstances in a Los Angeles DUI
    If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Los Angeles, you have not yet been convicted. The court must find you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of two elements: 1) driving AND 2) intoxicated.  The…
  • Apr 7

    The Pros and Cons of taking the Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test During a Los Angeles DUI Arrest

    The Pros and Cons of taking the Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test During a Los Angeles DUI Arrest
    When you have been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol under California Vehicle Code §23152, you will be asked to submit to a Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test. The Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test, or the…
  • Mar 11

    How Important is it for my Los Angeles DUI Attorney to Know the Court my Case is in?

    How Important is it for my Los Angeles DUI Attorney to Know the Court my Case is in?
    When you are facing criminal charges it is highly recommended that you speak to a Los Angeles lawyer who specializes in DUIs. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney will be well versed in available defenses, in arguments to be made, and…
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San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law and workers' compensation. By Law Offices of Galine, Frye & Fitting.

http://www.sanmateoinjurylawyers.com/
  • Apr 14

    Plaintiff Prevails on Appeal in California Personal Injury Case

    Plaintiff Prevails on Appeal in California Personal Injury Case
    In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment order entered by the trial court against the plaintiff, thereby allowing the plaintiff to proceed with his personal injury action against a cable company. In…
  • Apr 13

    California Court of Appeals Strikes Nonrelative Resident Exclusion Provision in Car Accident Case

    California Court of Appeals Strikes Nonrelative Resident Exclusion Provision in Car Accident Case
    A California Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether a nonrelative resident exclusion provision in an insurance policy should be upheld or struck as contrary to public policy. In Mercury Casualty Company v. Chu, the driver and his…
  • Mar 8

    California Court Rules that Injured Victims May Sue City After Pedestrian Accident

    California Court Rules that Injured Victims May Sue City After Pedestrian Accident
    A California Appeals Court has held that the victims of a pedestrian accident may proceed with their personal injury case against the city. In Castro v. City of Thousand Oaks, 192 Cal. Rptr. 3d 376 (Cal. App. 4th 2015), the plaintiffs had…
Rank this Week: 1762

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Union Workers May Not Benefit from New Minimum Wage in LA

    Union Workers May Not Benefit from New Minimum Wage in LA
    By now everyone is aware that the City of Los Angeles has raised the local minimum to $15 dollars an hour.  This was seen as a major victim for the city’s large number of working poor, and is one of the most progressive increases…
  • Apr 12

    Major Tax Breaks for Two Tech Sector Employers for Adding Jobs in California

    Major Tax Breaks for Two Tech Sector Employers for Adding Jobs in California
    If you turn on any cable news network you are likely to see what is going in the Republican primaries, and you are likely to hear about jobs to going to China if you ever see Donald Trump speak.  Regardless of your opinion of who, if any…
  • Apr 10

    California Supreme Court Orders Employer to Let Workers Have a Seat

    California Supreme Court Orders Employer to Let Workers Have a Seat
    Every time we go into a retail establishment we see workers standing at the register. There is no real reason that these workers can’t be sitting in a chair other than due to the fact that they have always been required to stand. …
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The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Apr 14

    The 2015 edition of the California Litigation Review is Out

    The 2015 edition of the California Litigation Review is Out
    The 2015 edition of the California Litigation Review hit my mailbox yesterday. It is published by the Litigation Section of the California State Bar and it has some terrific coverage of appeals and writs developments last year . . . and…
  • Apr 13

    Will a death penalty initiative make it easier to obtain Supreme Court review of your civil case?

    Will a death penalty initiative make it easier to obtain Supreme Court review of your civil case?
    Death penalty cases can be automatically appealed to the Supreme Court, but a mere civil litigant has to ask the supreme court — convince it, really — to review its case. The odds are terrible; only about 1 in…
  • Mar 31

    Insight into the Supreme Court’s decisions on whether to hear case

    Insight into the Supreme Court’s decisions on whether to hear case
    The Los Angeles Times has a story today on Justice Goodwin Liu, or, more particularly, on how his two recent lengthy dissents from orders denying review give some insight into what the court’s reasoning was. Usually, an order…
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Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
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The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?
    This post is about dissolution and cancellation of limited liability companies (LLCs) in California. It is based on an Avvo question that I answered. Please see What is the difference between a canceling or dissolving LLC? Dissolution…
  • Mar 9

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later
    In RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014 , I explained how California’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA” or “CA-RULLCA” – Corporations Code Sections…
  • Mar 1

    Corporate Compliance Center Joins Hall of Shame

    Corporate Compliance Center Joins Hall of Shame
    It is time to add another corporate compliance vendor – Corporate Compliance Center – to this blog’s Hall of Shame. This story is so common that it would be boring if we weren’t discussing scam artists. A…
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My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause
    I’m happy to be speaking on “Discounted Pricing Clauses: Drafting Enforceable and Compliant Provisions After Collins.”  We’ll be addressing potential pitfalls in drafting discounted pricing clauses in…
  • Mar 22

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge
    Say you’re a group of hospitals that get together under a Joint Operating Agreement.   You agree to form an integrated health system. You agree to total your net incomes into a single “network net income” that is…
  • Mar 8

    Maryland Lawsuit Shows Resale Price Maintenance Claims Are Not Dead

    Maryland Lawsuit Shows Resale Price Maintenance Claims Are Not Dead
    On March 4, 2016, the Maryland Attorney General announced a civil suit for alleged unlawful resale price maintenance against Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. (“J&J”) in connection with its sale of contact lenses. The…
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CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
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California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Simple Home Safety Measures for San Diego Elders To Reduce The Risk of Being Injured from a Fall

    Simple Home Safety Measures for San Diego Elders To Reduce The Risk of Being Injured from a Fall
    Each year, more than one in three seniors in San Diego sustain falls and serious injuries. In some instances, falls are the result of elder or nursing home abuse and/or neglect. But in other instances, falls are purely accidental. More and…
  • Apr 4

    Can A Healthy Diet Help Prevent Elders from Falling?

    Can A Healthy Diet Help Prevent Elders from Falling?
    A diet made up of healthy foods is necessary to maintain health and well-being. It can also help reduce factors that can contribute to falls. Some common conditions, which may lead to elders falling in a Southern California nursing home…
  • Mar 20

    Not Just Another Telemarketer: Phone Fraud in Southern California

    Not Just Another Telemarketer: Phone Fraud in Southern California
    According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) “financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered the crime of the 21st century.” There are all types of financial fraud including,…
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