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California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Oct 20

    California’s High Speed Rail Project. Are We Done With the Drama?

    California’s High Speed Rail Project. Are We Done With the Drama?
    Proponents of California’s high-speed rail project cleared a major hurdle this past week when the California Supreme Court declined to review a California Court of Appeals…
  • Oct 13

    Contractors: Beware the Subordination Clause

    Contractors: Beware the Subordination Clause
    Did you know that California is the only state in the country in which mechanics liens are a constitutional right? Tis true. Article XIV of the California Constitution…
  • Oct 8

    Reality TV, Voyeurism and the Thrills of Construction

    Reality TV, Voyeurism and the Thrills of Construction
    My wife was watching Project Runway when I ran across an advertisement on Enr.com for ConstructionCamTv which describes itself as “[a] new 24-hour live streaming channel…
Rank this Week: 2165

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3489

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Wells Fargo Paying $5 Million to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Allegation

    Wells Fargo Paying $5 Million to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Allegation
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced last week that it reached a $5 million settlement with Wells Fargo to resolve claims that the company discriminated against pregnant women, new mothers, and women on maternity…
  • Oct 16

    Can I sue if an ambulance comes too slowly in San Francisco?

    Can I sue if an ambulance comes too slowly in San Francisco?
    The subject of emergency response time is a hot topic in San Francisco right now. Late last month, an ambulance responding to a car accident involving the wife of the mayor arrived after the 10 minute time standard set by the San Francisco…
  • Oct 13

    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Take Case of Muslim Teen not Hired at Abercrombie because of Headscarf

    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Take Case of Muslim Teen not Hired at Abercrombie because of Headscarf
    Several years ago, a Muslim teen applied for a sales associate job at the Abercrombie Kids clothing store at a mall in Tulsa. Abercrombie has a strict dress and appearance code, and mandates that employees not wear black. The applicant asked…
Rank this Week: 2095

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 19

    H.G. Wells on Editors.

    H.G. Wells on Editors.
    No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. --H.G. Wells (1866-1946)...
  • Oct 18

    Answering Interrogatories.

    Answering Interrogatories.
    A couple of years ago, my friend and Renaissance man Ray Ward at his superb the (new) legal writer flagged a nicely done nuts-and-bolts resource for answering written interrogatories by Manhattan's Judge Gerald Lebovits which appeared in the…
  • Oct 17

    Tarrytown Dutch

    Tarrytown Dutch
    Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, New York...
Rank this Week: 1290

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

    What Is a Supplemental (Special) Needs Trust?

    What Is a Supplemental (Special) Needs Trust?
    A supplemental needs trust, also known as a special needs trust, is a type of trust that can be used to provide resources for the benefit of a loved one with a disability who is enrolled in government benefit programs. We will look…
  • Oct 18

    Can a Living Trust Be Contested?

    Can a Living Trust Be Contested?
    Many people who have not explored all the facts assume that they should use a last will to state their final wishes. You can go this route if you want to, but there are some drawbacks that go along with the utilization of a last will. A will…
  • Oct 13

    Should I Use My Unified Exclusion to Give Gifts?

    Should I Use My Unified Exclusion to Give Gifts?
    There are taxes on asset transfers in the United States. We have a federal estate tax, and it carries a top rate of 40 percent. Everyone does not pay the federal estate tax, because there is a reasonably large credit or exclusion. At the…
Rank this Week: 2791

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/
  • Oct 19

    California Marijuana Legalization on a State and Local Level

    California Marijuana Legalization on a State and Local Level
    While there is no question that the country is moving toward legalization of marijuana, there is a question of who is driving the recent trend. Some laws are created at the state level, while local governments enact others. A recent…
  • Oct 17

    Three Arrested in Large Marijuana Grow Operation in California

    Three Arrested in Large Marijuana Grow Operation in California
    In the ever-changing climate of marijuana legalization and medical marijuana legislation, it is sometimes hard to predict what police will do in any given situation. According to a recent news article from 760 AM KFMB News in San Diego,…
  • Oct 15

    Couple Arrested for Facebook Marijuana Busine

    Couple Arrested for Facebook Marijuana Busine
    Despite more states decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana for medical use and distribution, the fact remains that marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Medical marijuana business owners must be wary of state regulations as well as…
Rank this Week: 3375

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Free Report: Why Should I Have A Durable Power of Attorney in California

    Free Report: Why Should I Have A Durable Power of Attorney in California
    A truly comprehensive estate plan will address the eventualities that you may face during the latter portion of your life. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Incapacity Planning California Adult Conservatorship Durable Powers of…
  • Oct 16

    Free Report: What is an Elder Care Attorney?

    Free Report: What is an Elder Care Attorney?
    Elder care attorneys react to the needs of senior citizens. Many people are concerned about long-term care costs, and elder care attorneys provide solutions. Topics covered in this white paper include: Long-Term Care Costs Medicare Medi-Cal…
  • Oct 16

    What Is a Capital Gains Tax?

    What Is a Capital Gains Tax?
    There can be taxes that come into play when you are planning your estate. You should know the facts so that there are no misconceptions. In this post we will look at these taxes, with an emphasis on the capital gains tax. Federal Transfer…
Rank this Week: 2786

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Oct 19

    Why an attorney for a federal sentencing reduction?

    Why an attorney for a federal sentencing reduction?
    Several individuals have asked me why the need for an attorney to reduce federal drug sentences.  If the law is going to change, why do I need to hire a criminal defense lawyer? In the first place, the reduction in sentence is not…
  • Oct 19

    Por qué un abogado para las reducciones federales de oraciones?

    Por qué un abogado para las reducciones federales de oraciones?
    Varias personas me han preguntado por qué deben usar un abogado para reducir sus sentencias federales de narcoticas. Si la ley va a entrar en vigor, ¿por qué tengo que tener una sentencia reducida a un abogado? En primer…
  • Oct 12

    A Green Light For Federal Sentencing Reduction

    A Green Light For Federal Sentencing Reduction
      In less than three weeks, the biggest reform in federal sentencing law will go into effect unless in the unlikely event Congress decides to repeal the changes. The United States Sentencing Commission has voted unanimously to roll back…
Rank this Week: 3826

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

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

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    California Stem Cells, College Football and Succe

    California Stem Cells, College Football and Succe
    The $3 billion California stem cell agency this week will deal with the sort of odds that often figure in the financial fate of college football players.The issue at hand involves education, helping young people and setting priorities. Should…
  • Oct 15

    No Appeals Filed Yet in California's $44 Million Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Round

    No Appeals Filed Yet in California's $44 Million Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Round
    None of the rejected California universities seeking multimillion dollar grants to join the Golden State’s new, ambitious network of Alpha Stem Cell Clinics has yet filed an appeal of the decisions, the state stem cell agency said…
  • Oct 15

    California to Spend Up to $44 Million for Ambitious Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Plan

    California to Spend Up to $44 Million for Ambitious Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Plan
    California late next week is expected to plunk down as much as $44 million to help make the Golden State the global leader in stem cell research as well as a go-to location worldwide for patient stem cell therapies. The ambitious proposal…
Rank this Week: 1550

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Oct 19

    Missed Meeting

    Missed Meeting
    QUESTION: I need to know how many times a board member can miss meetings consecutively before being removed from the board. ANSWER: There is nothing in the law about removing a director for missed meetings. That would be covered by your…
  • Oct 12

    Controlling Management

    Controlling Management
    QUESTION:Our management company is trying to take over all board duties. I for one am against that. Can a board member perform certain duties within the association–like talking to vendors and current contractors to get information for…
  • Sep 28

    Good Faith Requirement

    Good Faith Requirement
    QUESTION: I listened to your webinar last week on reserves and have a question. You said that directors must carry out their duties in “good faith.” What does that mean? ANSWER: As fiduciaries, boards are held to a higher…
Rank this Week: 2378

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Oct 18

    A short-lived defense of bureaucracy.

    A short-lived defense of bureaucracy.
    A couple of weeks someone was talking to me about how she wanted an accommodation from someone within a big bureaucracy. She did not get it and was perplexed and slightly angry that she got know. As she saw it, a little accommodation would…
  • Sep 28

    Recent Ninth Circuit Decision could be of monumental significance.

    Recent Ninth Circuit Decision could be of monumental significance.
    On September 5, 2014, the Ninth Circuit issued a very important decision, Torres-Valdivias v. Holder. The decision held that when seeking a discretionary benefit, an alien who committed a violent or dangerous crime will not receive that…
  • Sep 7

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.
    There was immigration-practice-related developments in the main stream news this week. First, the President announced that any executive orders he will make about immigration law will be after the November (2014) elections.  Also, it was…
Rank this Week: 3423

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Oct 18

    Fatal Nighttime Diving Accident

    Fatal Nighttime Diving Accident
    Although the weather is beginning to cool down around the country, diving remains a popular sport in Southern California.  Indeed, lobster diving takes place with frequency at this time of year.  However, fatal diving accidents…
  • Oct 10

    Brain Impairment at Younger Age for Tackle Football Player

    Brain Impairment at Younger Age for Tackle Football Player
    New Court Documents on NFL Brain Injuries Even after the NFL settlement related to concussions and traumatic brain injuries last summer, many former players are still not satisfied.  A current lawsuit accuses the NFL of “hiding…
  • Oct 3

    Patients at Risk of Injury in Smaller Military Hospital

    Patients at Risk of Injury in Smaller Military Hospital
    Many Californians are wondering about the outcome of a ballot initiative to raise the damages cap in medical malpractice claims. If the proposed legislation goes through, California residents who sustain injuries because of medical negligence…
Rank this Week: 1513

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County

    Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County
    Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County is yet another example of a package delivery service trying to classify its drivers as independent contractors instead of employees to avoid paying overtime and benefits. This case was heard…
  • Oct 13

    L.A. Call Center Sued for Sexual Harassment

    L.A. Call Center Sued for Sexual Harassment
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will often be the first to intervene in the event of discrimination or another violation against an employee. In a recent case, the federal agency has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles…
  • Oct 11

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Over Mandatory Arbitration Clause

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Over Mandatory Arbitration Clause
    New hires are often required to sign contracts and some employers will include a mandatory arbitration clause in these agreements. A recent case highlights some of the legal issues that may come arise when an employee is forced to sign a…
Rank this Week: 1979

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Oct 18

    Join Us at the ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Seminar

    Join Us at the ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Seminar
    For those of you interested in hearing from eminent domain experts across the United States on hot topic condemnation issues, I hope you’ll join us at the ALI-CLE’s 32nd Annual Eminent domain and Land Valuation Litigation Program.…
  • Oct 17

    $1 Billion Dollars Headed to Infrastructure Around the State

    $1 Billion Dollars Headed to Infrastructure Around the State
    At its meeting last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $1 billion for local streets, highways and public transit.  This means a significant amount of money will be available for city, county and regional…
  • Oct 7

    Public Projects and Business Losses – Who Gets What and When?

    Public Projects and Business Losses – Who Gets What and When?
    Most of us have been inconvenienced by road construction or other public works.  Streets can be more congested, exits closed, and traffic re-routed, making it more difficult to get to the restaurants, yogurt shops, book stores and other…
Rank this Week: 1464

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 3386

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: 3367

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
  • Oct 17

    What are the Elements of a Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Charge in the South Bay?

    What are the Elements of a Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Charge in the South Bay?
     California Penal Code §647 defines several different scenarios in which a person may be charged with lewd or lascivious conduct. One of the most common scenarios in which many of our clients find themselves, is when they are…
  • Oct 14

    Potential Sentence for Driving with a Suspended License

    Potential Sentence for Driving with a Suspended License
    Many people believe that a violation of Vehicle Code §14601 is an infraction and does not care with it significant consequences or penalties. This is not true. Driving with a suspended license is a serious charge, and can result in a…
  • Oct 6

    Can I Expunge a Los Angeles DUI?

    Can I Expunge a Los Angeles DUI?
    What is an Expungement? An Expungement basically allows certain criminal records to be sealed. This means that if you are applying for a job or a financial institution, home loan or otherwise, they would not be able to see your criminal…
Rank this Week: 3588

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Oct 17

    High School Principal Alleges Discrimination

    High School Principal Alleges Discrimination
    Discrimination in the workplace is always a hot topic. Usually, allegations of discrimination are brought by members of a specifically protected group. That's not the case with a recent lawsuit filed in New Jersey. High school principal Mae…
  • Oct 10

    Energy Drinks Leading to Increased Litigation

    Energy Drinks Leading to Increased Litigation
    Deceptive and misleading advertising, deaths and heart attacks are among the claims in lawsuits filed against energy drink makers. Vermont, Washington and Oregon have sued Living Essentials, makers of 5-Hour Energy for “deceptive and…
  • Sep 29

    Virginia Student May Sue a Principal for a Cell Phone Search

    Virginia Student May Sue a Principal for a Cell Phone Search
    A Virginia federal district court recently ruled that a student has the right to sue his high school principal after the school official conducted a search of the student's cell phone. The student, identified in the lawsuit only as W.S.G.,…
Rank this Week: 1154

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

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

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Oct 17

    Summary of October 15, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of October 15, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Oct 17

    “Courting Corruption: The Auctioning of the Judicial System”

    “Courting Corruption: The Auctioning of the Judicial System”
    Norm Ornstein writes in The Atlantic about the post-Citizens United world of judicial elections.  Judicial elections, he says, “are no way to select impartial and high-quality jurists.  But judicial elections in the age of…
  • Oct 17

    Single act/multiple convictions opinion filing Monday; first opinion since August

    Single act/multiple convictions opinion filing Monday; first opinion since August
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Gonzalez, which raises the issue whether the defendant was properly convicted of both oral copulation of an unconscious person and oral copulation of an intoxicated…
Rank this Week: 3836

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/
  • Oct 17

    Zombies Have IP Too

    Zombies Have IP Too
    Zombies have become part of our lives.  We are fascinated with vampires, but we are obsessed with zombies. Our obsession is best evidenced by the tremendous success of AMC’s television series “The Walking Dead,” about…
  • Oct 10

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex
    In this author’s opinion, I believe that most consumers see wine, beer and mineral water as unrelated products and would not believe that beer, wine or mineral water that share similar trademark elements (e.g., similar words or similar…
  • Oct 3

    New Jersey Woman Refuses to “Let It Go.”

    New Jersey Woman Refuses to “Let It Go.”
    You don’t have to be a Disney enthusiast like myself to be familiar with its latest blockbuster franchise, Frozen.  To date, the film has grossed over 1.2 billion dollars in worldwide box office revenue, making it the…
Rank this Week: 1356

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    How an Attorney Can Help With Your Small Busine

    How an Attorney Can Help With Your Small Busine
    Deciding to start a small business can be both exciting and stressful, and seeing your business succeed can be highly rewarding. The reality of starting a small business is, however, that forming and running a business is generally far from…
  • Oct 10

    4 Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make

    4 Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make
    As much as you may want to avoid litigation when it comes to your business, conflicts arise and are sometimes unavoidable as a cost of running a successful business. While you and your business partners may have other philosophies on…
  • Oct 3

    5 Items to Include in a Real Estate Purchase Contract

    5 Items to Include in a Real Estate Purchase Contract
    5 Items to Include in a Real Estate Purchase Contract When you make an offer on real estate you want to buy, there can be a lot of paperwork involved. Many additions to real estate purchase contracts are obvious, such as the address of the…
Rank this Week: 3790

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Oct 17

    Friday's Five: Five answers to common questions about severance pay and severance agreement

    Friday's Five: Five answers to common questions about severance pay and severance agreement
    Severance pay is not required under California law. However, employers who have potential disputes with employees that are leaving employment should consider whether offering severance pay in exchange for a signed severance agreement…
  • Oct 10

    Five tips about tips under California law

    Five tips about tips under California law
    Today's Friday's Five provides a few points for employers to consider who have employees that receive gratuities. California law is very specific regarding gratuities left for employees, and since tips are property of the employee, employers…
  • Oct 3

    Friday's Five: Five things California employers should not forget about meal and rest break

    Friday's Five: Five things California employers should not forget about meal and rest break
    Back to some basics with this Friday’s Five. This post revisits some meal and rest break requirements. It has been a couple of years since the California Supreme Court issued it groundbreaking ruling in Brinker Restaurant Group v.…
Rank this Week: 4230

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

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

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting a Hot Topic Call on legal issues for the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors. If you’re interested in viewing the accompanying slide deck, you can download it by clicking Hot Topics in…
  • Oct 17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014
    My week started in Houston speaking at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference and visiting the awesome dinosaur exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Have a listen to Was (Not Was)’s Walk the Dinosaur while perusing our…
  • Oct 14

    Fiscal Sponsorship: A Valuable Option for Grantmakers and Grantee

    Fiscal Sponsorship: A Valuable Option for Grantmakers and Grantee
      Yesterday, I had the honor of participating on a panel discussing fiscal sponsorship at the 2014 Grantmakers in the Arts 2014 Conference in Houston. Frances Phillips (Walter and Elise Haas Fund), Melanie Beene (consultant,…
Rank this Week: 1940

California Employment and HR Law…

California Employment and HR Law Blog

Covers employment and HR law. By Micah K. Nilsson.

http://www.californiaemploymentlaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2113

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

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

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Oct 16

    The US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC

    The US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC
    The US Supreme Court does not review many antitrust cases. So when they do, it is kind of a big deal for antitrust attorneys around the world. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v.…
  • Oct 9

    Can You Make Money From an Antitrust Hedge Fund?

    Can You Make Money From an Antitrust Hedge Fund?
    So here’s an idea. Let me know what you think: A hedge fund or other investment vehicle centered on antitrust analysis. I’ll explain. As you might know, I am an antitrust attorney. And I write a blog on antitrust and competition…
  • Oct 2

    Classic Antitrust Cases: Leegin and Resale-Price Maintenance Agreement

    Classic Antitrust Cases: Leegin and Resale-Price Maintenance Agreement
    Some antitrust questions are easy: Is price-fixing among competitors a Sherman Act violation? Yes, of course it is. But there is one issue that is not only a common occurrence but also engenders great controversy among antitrust attorneys and…
Rank this Week: 2408

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
  • Oct 16

    Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Part of Every California Contract

    Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Part of Every California Contract
    This post discusses and explains the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. For decades, courts have held that this covenant is implied in every California contract. Purpose of Good Faith and Fair Dealing In 1942, the California Supreme…
  • Oct 9

    Under RULLCA Operating Agreements Have Limit

    Under RULLCA Operating Agreements Have Limit
    At the beginning of this year, the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) took effect. (See RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014.) This post discusses how under RULLCA operating agreements for LLCs have…
  • Oct 6

    How to Perfect an Intellectual Property Security Interest

    How to Perfect an Intellectual Property Security Interest
    Last week I explained what a security interest is and how it can be perfected, i.e., made effective against third parties. (See What is a Security Interest, and Why Should I Care?) This post discusses how to perfect an intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 4787

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

Covers California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions, legislation, litigation and reform. By Miller Starr Regalia.

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 4309

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Can my minor child ride my motorcycle as a passenger?

    Can my minor child ride my motorcycle as a passenger?
      As illustrated in the above YouTube video, true lovers of motorcycles, want to pass this love on to their children.  (Incidentally, there was significant backlash from the above video.) Reader of this blog should note that this…
  • Oct 16

    Common Causes of Motorcycle Accident

    Common Causes of Motorcycle Accident
    Motorcycle accidents occur every day in California, with many resulting in serious injury and even death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported the number of motorcycle crash-related fatalities has doubled in the past…
  • Oct 16

    Motorcycles and Insurance Coverage

    Motorcycles and Insurance Coverage
    Most motorcyclists have an additional form of transportation besides their motorcycle. In fact, many use their car as their principal form of transportation and the motorcycle on the weekends or for an evening ride.   Since some…
Rank this Week: 4446

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

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

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce
    Whenever a client contacts me at the office or after a seminar and they are in the early critical stages of the brand selection process, it is as clear as any other time in the brand development process that the nuances and misconceptions …
  • Sep 19

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)
  • Sep 9

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME
    Caterpillar Inc. may not be as recognizable as the most famous Hollywood Celebrities, but who says fame can't have its benefits for heavy machinery companies as well. News out of Alexandria, Virginia this past week with the TTAB issuing an…
Rank this Week: 989

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Oct 16

    Truth, or No Consequence

    Truth, or No Consequence
    Yesterday, I wrote to point out that the death of the Constitution comes more from the lack of integrity of the judiciary, than from the batons, pepper spray, or bullets of cops. Today, Gideon, a public defender, tells a tale of…
  • Oct 15

    A Blank Paper By Construction

    A Blank Paper By Construction
    Scott Greenfield writes today about a new United States Supreme Court decision – better characterized as a non-decision – in which the court had finally been handed a case they supposedly had been waiting for, for quite some…
  • Sep 17

    It Can Happen To You

    It Can Happen To You
    Just about a year-and-a-half ago, I wrote a post titled “It Can’t Happen To Me.” In it, I talked about the attitude I run into repeatedly, one that seems to be now as ingrained as the idea that people gotta breathe,…
Rank this Week: 4243

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    New FAQs For Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) Released by IRS

    New FAQs For Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) Released by IRS
    Our tax lawyers have reviewed the IRS' newly issued FAQs for its Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures, the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures for U.S. Taxpayers Residing in the United States (SDOP), and the…
  • Sep 16

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return
    Individuals using offshore bank accounts to conceal assets and facilitate tax fraud continue to be prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Under the Bank Secrecy Act, citizens and lawful permanent residents (i.e. "Green Card" holders) that…
  • Sep 3

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion
    Sometimes understating income is just carelessness. Sometimes its tax fraud or tax evasion. People don't always realize that tax fraud or tax evasion can lead to time in jail. Convincing judges to sentence defendants to prison for criminal…
Rank this Week: 1854

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
  • Dec 10

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help
    A fellow named Ener sent us a email last week asking us to remove a spammy comment and link his company, logoworkgloves.com, left on one of our posts in 2010. For whatever reason, our spam filter didn't block it. Now...
  • Nov 8

    SB 390 Signed

    SB 390 Signed
    SB 390 (employee wage withholdings, failure to remit) amending Labor Code § 227 concerning employee wage withholdings, has been signed by Governor Brown: Existing law makes it a crime for an employer to fail to make agreed-upon payments to…
Rank this Week: 2596

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?
    When you start to plan your estate in earnest you would do well to consider the details that must be attended to after you pass away. Unless the situation is very simple there are going to be some considerable tasks...
  • Oct 7

    Take Pause Before Starting Joint Bank Account

    Take Pause Before Starting Joint Bank Account
    People sometimes make estate planning mistakes that result in truly devastating consequences. With this in mind you would do well to take pause before starting a joint bank account and relying on your co-account holder to distribute your…
  • Oct 3

    Choose Your Retirement Spot Carefully

    Choose Your Retirement Spot Carefully
    If you are in a position to simply go about your business with no financial constraints during retirement you are in a fantastic position, but it is in fact a minority position. Most people are going to have to plan...
Rank this Week: 2189

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Failure to Disclose as Fraud Under the Securities and Exchange Act

    Failure to Disclose as Fraud Under the Securities and Exchange Act
    Corporate officers face an ever expanding and deepening pool of potential legal liability when it comes to running their business and making (or not making) disclosures about it. A recent case involving the federal Securities and Exchange…
  • Oct 9

    Every Vote Counts, Unless It Doesn’t

    Every Vote Counts, Unless It Doesn’t
    When it comes to shareholder voting, what votes are counted how can mean all the difference between a measure being approved or not. Over time if a measure failed in the past, if voting standards are changed, those in favor of it may be in…
  • Oct 2

    Detective Work Yields Controversial Evidence for Plaintiffs in Class Action Securities Case

    Detective Work Yields Controversial Evidence for Plaintiffs in Class Action Securities Case
    A corporate whistleblower can be a plaintiff’s best friend when it comes to starting a lawsuit and providing evidence to support it. A case in San Francisco federal court resulted in an unusual evidentiary decision in the…
Rank this Week: 2064

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3151

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3951

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Oct 16

    When California Trust No-Contest Clauses Apply…And When They Don’t

    When California Trust No-Contest Clauses Apply…And When They Don’t
    There is much confusion regarding the use, and misuse, of no-contest clauses.  No-contest clauses rarely apply, and they never apply to a beneficiary who questions the actions and management of the Trust by the Trustee.  In this…
  • Oct 6

    Trustee Surcharge: Holding Trustee’s Liable for Bad Act

    Trustee Surcharge: Holding Trustee’s Liable for Bad Act
        In California, Trustee’s have a host of duties and obligations they must abide by.  When a Trustee breaches his duty as Trustee, he is liable for money damages equal to the harm he causes.  This is called a…
  • Sep 22

    The Most Important Question for Your California Trust and Will Lawsuit

    The Most Important Question for Your California Trust and Will Lawsuit
    California’s Form Interrogatory 15.1 is probably the most important question you will ever ask in your Trust or Will lawsuit.  Why?  Because it requires the opposing party to tell you all facts, witnesses and documents they…
Rank this Week: 4352

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Oct 16

    Bring Your Own Device – Good Idea?

    Bring Your Own Device – Good Idea?
    Many employers now either expect or permit employees to use their own electronic devices – smartphones, tablets and laptops – for work.  For company purposes, those devices need access to the company network and vice…
  • Oct 14

    Are Women-Only Gyms Discriminatory?

    Are Women-Only Gyms Discriminatory?
    Why don’t health clubs that restrict their membership to women run afoul of discrimination laws?  Or for that matter, why don’t any clubs that restrict membership by gender violate the law? The answer, in short, is that…
  • Oct 9

    Civil Forfeiture and the Cash Problem

    Civil Forfeiture and the Cash Problem
    Halloween is nearly upon us, and if you feel an adolescent need to terrify your lawyer, or your landlord or shut down an airport, try paying in cash. Used twenties in a brown paper lunch bag would be best;  grease stains add a special…
Rank this Week: 2038

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Oct 16

    What Is Extortion in California?

    What Is Extortion in California?
    Have you ever been in a situation, knowingly or unknowingly, where you may have blackmailed someone? Meaning that you used information against someone in order to get something you wanted. Maybe it was a misunderstanding, or maybe you were…
  • Oct 14

    What Is the Difference between Assault and Battery?

    What Is the Difference between Assault and Battery?
    If you have been charged with assault and/or battery in the State of California you could be facing serious penalties if convicted. Although people often use the two terms together, the charges of assault and battery are actually separate…
  • Oct 9

    Are All Plea Agreements the Same?

    Are All Plea Agreements the Same?
    If you are currently facing criminal charges in California and you plan to plead guilty to the charges you may be contemplating whether or not to retain the service of an attorney. After all, the plea agreements offered by the prosecuting…
Rank this Week: 3704

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 15

    HVAC Co. Sued for Carbon Monoxide Leak

    HVAC Co. Sued for Carbon Monoxide Leak
    As reported by the Cook County Record, a Chicago couple is suing a heating and cooling company, claiming they suffered from carbon monoxide exposure after gas valves were left open. Dennis and Gloria Turner filed a lawsuit Sept. 24 in Cook…
  • Oct 1

    Walmart Responds to Tracy Morgan Crash Lawsuit

    Walmart Responds to Tracy Morgan Crash Lawsuit
    Earlier this week, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Walmart submitted its defense in New Jersey federal court to actor Tracy Morgan's lawsuit arising from a six-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. Among nine defenses, Walmart…
  • Sep 15

    Widow Sues Casino for Husband's Suicide

    Widow Sues Casino for Husband's Suicide
    The wife of a recently deceased West Virginia man has filed suit against Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, claiming that her husband's gambling addiction caused him to commit suicide. Stacy Stevens alleges her husband, Scott…
Rank this Week: 2825

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    Deathbed estate planning

    Deathbed estate planning
    Haste makes waste.Unfortunately when people engage in extremely expedient estate planning, disastrous results can occur. The reason being is that legal issues are not identified and addressed due to a shortage of time. Consequently, the…
  • Oct 9

    Heggstad Petition

    Heggstad Petition
    A Heggstad petition is a tool used to judicially transfer real estate into a revocable trust when the settlor failed to do so during their lifetime. That is, the settlor created a trust but never formally transferred their real estate into…
  • Oct 2

    The Dangers of Do It Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning

    The Dangers of Do It Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning
    The Eternal Struggle: Client, Attorney and FeesA common reason why some people balk at writing a trust or will through an attorney is because of the cost. The familiar refrain goes that why pay an attorney in excess of a thousand dollars when…
Rank this Week: 3847

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2444

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’
    Out on the town and you had a couple of drinks. Knowing San Diego’s drunk driving laws, you decide it’s best not to drive home and chance getting a DUI.  You ask yourself, “How am I going to get home?”  You…
  • Sep 23

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification
    California has an implied consent law, which requires a driver that is lawfully arrested, suspected of driving under the influence, to submit to a chemical test. The tests that are typically offered for suspected alcohol intoxication is a…
  • Jul 31

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case
    If you are driving a vehicle in California, you have agreed to a chemical test of your breath or blood to determine the alcohol and/or drug content, if you are lawfully arrested and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs,…
Rank this Week: 3785

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

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

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2770

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1359