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Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Consequences of Entering a Sham Marriage

    Consequences of Entering a Sham Marriage
    If you are considering a fake, or sham, marriage as a means of getting U.S. lawful permanent residence (a green card), you probably already know that what you are planning is illegal. In this episode attorney Jacob Sapochnick, Esq. explains…
  • May 11

    Can an H1B Employee work at different sites?

    Can an H1B Employee work at different sites?
    In this segment, Attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick responds to one of our most frequently asked questions. Can an H1B employee work at different sites and locations? Can an H1B employee change jobs easily? Find out here. For legal advice please…
  • May 5

    Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick On What Makes Us Unique on 1700 AM ESPN Radio

    Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick On What Makes Us Unique on 1700 AM ESPN Radio
    In this segment, Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick discusses what makes the Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick unique, our law firm specialties, and his legal blog  on the popular radio show 1700 AM ESPN Radio with Eric Atilano. Remember to…
Rank this Week: 4067

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

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

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
  • May 20

    CCS represents family of boy who collapsed, died in Delano school

    CCS represents family of boy who collapsed, died in Delano school
    Thirteen-year-old Jose Manuel Beltran was participating in physical education class on Jan. 26 at his school’s gymnasium in Delano when he collapsed. Moments later, the eighth-grader was pronounced dead. How and why exactly are…
  • May 12

    Lawmakers, attorneys battle for fairness in workers’ compensation case

    Lawmakers, attorneys battle for fairness in workers’ compensation case
    Several recent news stories in Kern County and California have raised debate about workers’ compensation* issues and how workers can be more fairly compensated for job-related injuries and illnesses. Workers’…
  • May 4

    Bakersfield crashes involving law enforcement vehicles share similar storie

    Bakersfield crashes involving law enforcement vehicles share similar storie
    Late last week, a family of four was driving in southwest Bakersfield when a Bakersfield Police officer driving his cruiser at freeway speeds crashed into them head-on, family members told Eyewitness News. The officer, they said,…
Rank this Week: 1951

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Clinton Foundation Under Fire for Tax Error

    Clinton Foundation Under Fire for Tax Error
    Filing an amended tax return is normally not that big of a deal.  It is not uncommon for folks to make mistakes or leave out information on their Form 1040 personal income tax filing.  To amend a previously filed Form ……
  • May 18

    Board of Equalization is not of fan of Denny’s in California’s central valley

    Board of Equalization is not of fan of Denny’s in California’s central valley
    Have you been to one of the Denny’s operated by Abdul Halim? He operates three Denny’s restaurants located in Lathrop, Manteca, and Stockton. If you have a craving for a Moons Over My Hammy and live in the California’s…
  • May 12

    North Carolina Man Still Fighting IRS over $107k Account Seizure

    North Carolina Man Still Fighting IRS over $107k Account Seizure
    When Lyndon McLellan, owner of a convenience store in North Carolina, was suspected of “structuring,” he received an unwelcome visit from federal agents at his store.  In a small town, this kind of thing doesn’t happen…
Rank this Week: 2823

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1992

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • May 20

    More on personal injury formula

    More on personal injury formula
    Almost 10 years ago, I wrote about formulas used to settle your claim. You can read that post here. The gist of that story: there is no formula for figuring out the value of your personal injury case. 10 years...
  • May 14

    Why are insurance limits important?

    Why are insurance limits important?
    People talk about insurance limits all the time and most of the time no one knows what it means. Attorneys are notorious for this. "My client has a 15/30 policy." Or "The defendant only has a 30/60 policy." What are...
  • Dec 30

    5 Additional Ways to Find the Right Attorney For You

    5 Additional Ways to Find the Right Attorney For You
    6. WHAT CONTINUING EDUCATION DOES THE ATTORNEY TAKE? Every attorney in California is required to take continuing education. However, the types of courses and content of the courses is left to the discretion of the attorney. You want to…
Rank this Week: 787

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • May 20

    Jury Hits Debt Collector with HUGE Verdict

    Jury Hits Debt Collector with HUGE Verdict
    So I am probably a day late and a dollar short with this story, but here goes. From Consumerist, here is the opening: "A jury in Missouri recently awarded $251,000 in damages to a local woman who was wrongfully sued...
  • May 14

    Settling a debt collection claim

    Settling a debt collection claim
    Clients come to me frequently after being contacted by a debt collector. They don't know what to do or how to deal with the collection agency. They just know that they want the debt issue resolved. What can they do?...
  • Dec 31

    You may limit “prescreened” offers of credit and insurance you get based on information in your credit report

    You may limit “prescreened” offers of credit and insurance you get based on information in your credit report
    Unsolicited “prescreened” offers for credit and insurance must include a toll-free phone number you can call if you choose to remove your name and address from the lists these offers are based on. You may opt-out with the nationwide…
Rank this Week: 1096

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • May 20

    USCIS Announcement

    USCIS Announcement
    http://http://www.uscis.gov/news/uscis-temporarily-suspends-premium-processing-extension-stay-h-1b-petitions Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B…
  • Apr 29

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

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

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2015 Visa Bulletin In the April Bulletin, there is a retrogression of nearly 10 months in the EB-3 category for China, with a slight forward movement in most other visa…
Rank this Week: 3983

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • May 20

    The Use of Government Snitches – Fair or Unfair??

    The Use of Government Snitches – Fair or Unfair??
    A recent hot topic In Orange County, California has been the use of in custody government snitches against in-custody defendants.  The Seal Beach, California mass murder case involving Scott Dekraai, involved weeks of hearings resulting…
  • May 1

    Prostitution Stings in Orange County, California – Don’t Fall For the Fake Ads!!

    Prostitution Stings in Orange County, California – Don’t Fall For the Fake Ads!!
    Law enforcement officers routinely use tax payer funded “sting” operations involving fake ads to trap johns for prostitution.  Recently, there have been several sting operations resulting in the arrests of business…
  • Apr 25

    Important Things to Consider Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

    Important Things to Consider Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney
    When you have been arrested and accused of committing a crime, or you are under investigation, you need to find a criminal defense attorney immediately.  With the internet at your fingertips, it is hard to determine which attorney is…
Rank this Week: 1977

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: 1696

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer…

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury news and updates in California. Published by Moseley Collins.

http://blog.moseleycollins.com/
  • May 20

    Are Sacramento School Zones Safe?

    Are Sacramento School Zones Safe?
    Whenever you see the yellow diamond-shaped sign with two black figures crossing a road, you know you’ve entered a school zone. Typically the speed limit drops, and drivers need to be extra cautious to avoid hitting any parents and…
  • May 20

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Driverless Car

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Driverless Car
    How cool would it be to never have to drive your car again? Some people are lucky enough to experience this now. They have chauffeurs or private drivers to handle the task, but what about the regular, average Joes out there? What if you never…
  • May 18

    Explosive Car Accident

    Explosive Car Accident
    When a car crash suddenly goes from bad to explosive, there is little you or any other bystander can do about it. One evening around 10 pm in 2002, a California man driving a black Ferrari at high speeds suddenly lost control of his vehicle…
Rank this Week: 4467

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • May 20

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Adjusts Penalties for White Collar Crime

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Adjusts Penalties for White Collar Crime
    Recently, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to adopt changes in the guidelines that judges use in sentencing white collar crimes – to be effective this coming November.  The decision came in part as a reaction to the…
  • May 18

    Protester Rights and the Bail Proce

    Protester Rights and the Bail Proce
    On April 12, 2015, a man by the name of Freddie Gray was chased down and arrested for “possession of a switchblade” by Baltimore PD.  Eyewitnesses report Gray screaming and asking for medical attention.  By April 19, a…
  • May 13

    Freddie Gray Tragedy a Lesson in Constitutional Right

    Freddie Gray Tragedy a Lesson in Constitutional Right
    As Baltimore becomes the latest casualty of events transpiring from police brutality, another Justice Department investigation is underway for the multitude of constitutional rights Freddie Gray may have suffered at the hands of police.…
Rank this Week: 1897

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • May 20

    High Court Hands CA Truckers Second Win in 2015

    High Court Hands CA Truckers Second Win in 2015
    In a victory for truck drivers throughout California, the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to review a Ninth Circuit ruling finding that California’s meal and rest break laws are not preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration…
  • May 12

    Ascertaining Ascertainability in the Third Circuit

    Ascertaining Ascertainability in the Third Circuit
    A recent opinion issued by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals is a must-read for any class action practitioner who has been flummoxed by the Court’s approach to ascertainability under Rule 23. Byrd, et al. v. Aaron’s Inc., et al.,…
  • May 5

    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Robins v. Spokeo

    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Robins v. Spokeo
    On April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to grant review of a Ninth Circuit decision addressing what constitutes “actual injury” for purposes of Article III standing. See Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., 742 F.3d 409 (9th Cir.…
Rank this Week: 3256

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
  • May 15

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
Rank this Week: 3004

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
  • May 15

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
Rank this Week: 2428

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • May 20

    Inability to Work With a Particular Supervisor is Not a Disability

    Inability to Work With a Particular Supervisor is Not a Disability
    Generally, an employee who suffers from anxiety / stress depression as a result of working for a particular supervisor is not entitled to having a different manager as a reasonable accommodation to that disability. This is because inability…
  • May 3

    When ADHD Qualifies as a Disability under ADA / FEHA

    When ADHD Qualifies as a Disability under ADA / FEHA
    In Weaving v City of Hillsboro, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal made an important distinction of when ADHD symptoms make the condition a qualifying disability under ADA, and when they don’t. In dismissing Weaving’s case, the…
  • Apr 9

    Non-Compete Agreements and Limitations on Future Employment in California

    Non-Compete Agreements and Limitations on Future Employment in California
    Section 16600 of the California Business and Professions Code provides that “every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind of to that extent void”. The law is not…
Rank this Week: 948

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: 3190

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/
Rank this Week: 1515

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 826

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • May 19

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation
    While a number of Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform bills continue to wind their way through Congress (see our May 6, 2015 post), yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service…
  • May 14

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day
    This Friday, April 15, marks the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species Day. Events are scheduled throughout the country to recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats, which have occurred primarily as a…
  • May 7

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice
    Nossaman is pleased to announce that it has reinforced its nationally renowned endangered species practice by adding a team of attorneys, led by Alan Glen and Steve Quarles, that also includes J.B. Ruhl, Brooke Wahlberg, Rebecca Barho, and…
Rank this Week: 4875

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3781

California Personal Injury Law…

California Personal Injury Law Case Notes

Provides information and insights into the law for California accident victims and their families. By the Danko Law Firm.

http://www.capersonalinjurycaselawnotes.com/
  • May 19

    Settlement Reached for Actos Bladder Cancer Victim

    Settlement Reached for Actos Bladder Cancer Victim
    Takeda, the manufacturer of Actos, has agreed to pay $nearly $2.4 billion to settle bladder cancer claims brought by users:  who  took Actos at some time prior to December 1, 2011, who were diagnosed with bladder cancer on or…
  • Apr 24

    Skin, Yes. Skim, No. Club Cannot Take Exotic Dancer's Tip

    Skin, Yes. Skim, No. Club Cannot Take Exotic Dancer's Tip
    Recently a California jury awarded 249 exotic dancers $6.5 million for unpaid wages.  The jury found that their employer, Paradise Showgirls, violated the Labor Code that prohibits a Club from taking a portion of the dancers' tips or…
  • Apr 2

    Deal or No Deal? Takeda offers $2.2 billion

    Deal or No Deal? Takeda offers $2.2 billion
     Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. the manufacture of Actos diabetes medicine has offered to pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve patients’ claims that the drug caused their cancer, according to Bloomberg News. More than 8,000…
Rank this Week: 4793

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.stocktoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Petaluma DUI Lawyers Urge Driver Awareness of Risk

    Petaluma DUI Lawyers Urge Driver Awareness of Risk
    In Petaluma, DUI attorneys at Sette Law want drivers in our community to be aware of the physical effects of alcohol that too often lead to a serious accident. As injury lawyers, we see first-hand the terrible results of the decision to drink…
  • Apr 27

    Springing into Bicycle Season in Stockton

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

    Awareness can Prevent Stockton Motorcycle Accident

    Awareness can Prevent Stockton Motorcycle Accident
    Attorneys at Sette Law understand the lure of riding motorcycles in and around Stockton. Our lawyers, however, also understand the often dire consequences of a serious motorcycle accident. As attorneys we are aware of grim statistics that…
Rank this Week: 4856

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2085

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • May 19

    When Dealing with the IRS, More Documentation is Better than Le

    When Dealing with the IRS, More Documentation is Better than Le
    There are hundreds of strategies for handling IRS issues. But not all strategies are as effective as others. A car-repair owner got audited and brought his tax-return preparer (Jim) to handle the audit. The preparer said to give the IRS as…
  • Sep 26

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?
    If the government can prove that you “willfully attempted in any manner” to “evade or defeat” a tax, then you cannot discharge that tax debt in bankruptcy. 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(1)(c).   I’ve always seen…
  • Sep 24

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III
    I took a client through a chapter 7, and got her a discharge.  She and I were done, and she had no more personal debt. Then she sought a loan modification with Wells Fargo. I knew that she was doing a loan modification because Wells…
Rank this Week: 1762

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 19

    The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Workplace Arbitration

    The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Workplace Arbitration
    Should your company have mandatory arbitration agreements with its employees? Having tried and arbitrated dozens of cases on behalf of employers, here are what I see as the pros and cons. The Pros: There are no runaway, emotion-fueled…
  • May 14

    Efforts to Halt Los Angeles Hotel Minimum Wage Ordinance Thwarted

    Efforts to Halt Los Angeles Hotel Minimum Wage Ordinance Thwarted
    The herculean effort by the hotel industry to obtain a preliminary injunction to halt the July 1, 2015 implementation date for the Los Angeles Hotel Minimum Wage Ordinance was defeated.  The motion for preliminary injunction previously…
  • May 12

    Employers Can’t Win – Part 3 (No Cost Recovery for Defendants in FEHA Actions)

    Employers Can’t Win – Part 3 (No Cost Recovery for Defendants in FEHA Actions)
    Until last week, employers who prevailed in discrimination actions under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act – like all other litigants – were entitled to recover certain statutory court costs. These included such…
Rank this Week: 2052

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    California Court Upholds Wife's Award of Attorney Fees to Litigate Nevada Action

    California Court Upholds Wife's Award of Attorney Fees to Litigate Nevada Action
    Section 2030 of the California Family Code clearly authorizes courts to issue an award of attorney fees to parties to divorce actions. When a party makes such a request under this statute, the court determines whether an award of such fees…
  • May 12

    California Court Upholds Valuation of Marital Property in Divorce

    California Court Upholds Valuation of Marital Property in Divorce
    One of the most significant financial aspects of divorce is the court's ultimate division of community property. In California, courts will seek to divide equally the couple's marital assets and debts -- items that were accumulated during…
  • May 5

    Kelly Rutherford Petitions President Obama for Assistance in Child Custody Case

    Kelly Rutherford Petitions President Obama for Assistance in Child Custody Case
    In what a federal court has described as an "unprecedented situation," Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford is seeking help from the White House in an effort to bring her children, now ages eight and five, back to the United States. In an…
Rank this Week: 3387

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3048

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • May 19

    Amazon Patents Drone Delivery System

    Amazon Patents Drone Delivery System
    IPNews® - Amazon was recently awarded a patent related to aerial delivery of packages, meaning that drones may be delivering goods to our front door in the future. After being awarded the patent for a system for aerial delivery, Amazon…
  • May 13

    Apple Watch Appearance Awarded a Design Patent

    Apple Watch Appearance Awarded a Design Patent
    IPNews® - The Apple Watch has been awarded a design patent from the USPTO that protects all three models of the newest smart watch. Similar to design patents for its iPad and iPhone, the patent protects the general appearance including a…
  • May 8

    Kendall and Kylie Jenner to Trademark Their Name

    Kendall and Kylie Jenner to Trademark Their Name
    IPNews® - Kendall and Kylie Jenner filed a number of Trademark applications for their first and last names in relation to different categories including perfume, entertainment services, and apparel. Kendall and Kylie Jenner are following…
Rank this Week: 3727

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

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

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • May 19

    The New Frontier: Custody Fights over Embryo

    The New Frontier: Custody Fights over Embryo
    You fall in love, you move in together and instead of having children you decide to create embryos together. It's not the typical storybook progression, is it? So what happens when a live-in couple who share embryos split up? The answer can…
  • May 13

    Girl Returns to Mother Following Abuse by Adoptive Father

    Girl Returns to Mother Following Abuse by Adoptive Father
    When do adoptive parents lose the right to continue to raise the children they adopt? The answer is simple: when they abuse the privilege of raising children. Or in the case of the adoptive parents of a child identified simply as T.H., once…
  • May 5

    Before You Say 'I Do,' Talk to Your Fiancé's Parent

    Before You Say 'I Do,' Talk to Your Fiancé's Parent
    How many people interview their prospective in-laws about homosexuality, climate change, or corporal punishment? I suspect very few people. Yet when a marriage falls apart, and the grandparents come knocking at your door with a summons…
Rank this Week: 3124

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/
  • May 19

    Policyholders Should Resist Insurer Demands to Allocate Settlement

    Policyholders Should Resist Insurer Demands to Allocate Settlement
    Policyholders seeking insurance funds to settle a case often face an insurer’s demand that some amount should be allocated to uncovered claims or parties. The issue arises often under directors and officers liability (D&O) policies,…
  • Apr 30

    California’s “Independent” Cumis Counsel Regime Faces A Novel Challenge

    California’s “Independent” Cumis Counsel Regime Faces A Novel Challenge
    On May 5, the California Supreme Court will hear argument in a case that has the potential to profoundly change the relationship between the insurer, its insured and the insured’s independent defense counsel under Civil Code section 2860.…
  • Apr 15

    Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business Strategy

    Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business Strategy
    I will be speaking tomorrow at BASF (301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco) about insurance coverage issues arising out of legal malpractice claims. The presentation is “Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business…
Rank this Week: 4385

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • May 18

    DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Rece

    DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Rece
    Most people accused of a DUI in Los Angeles would make a point of making a good impression when their cases comes up for trial. That would include, of course, coming to court sober. Ignore that basic rule, and you could find yourself in even…
  • May 13

    Cops Get Volunteers Drunk for Field Sobriety Test

    Cops Get Volunteers Drunk for Field Sobriety Test
    Ever wonder how much training a police officer gets before administering a field sobriety test to a driver suspected of DUI in Los Angeles? Are they really qualified to make a judgement about whether or not someone is really impaired? How…
  • May 11

    Tweeting DUI Drivers Cause Fatal Accidents in Florida

    Tweeting DUI Drivers Cause Fatal Accidents in Florida
    There are a few things that drivers should never do before or during their time behind the wheel. One is imbibing to excess; others include tweeting or texting while they’re on the road. (Anyone charged with a DUI in Los Angeles could…
Rank this Week: 992

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Metaphors Can Be a Window into the Mind

    Metaphors Can Be a Window into the Mind
    Listening to the other party in a mediation or negotiation is key to resolving the issues between you. Whatever your assumptions, biases or preconceptions may be, you need to push them aside and focus on what the other party is saying. You…
  • May 9

    Monty Python, Water and Mediation

    Monty Python, Water and Mediation
    Many times in mediation you may face a situation where the day feels like it is going out of control.  The case isn’t settling the way that you wanted; the opposing parties are intractable, and the day looks like it is going to be…
  • May 2

    Laughter Can Open Doors to New and Better Relationship

    Laughter Can Open Doors to New and Better Relationship
    A big part of practicing law and negotiation is creating and managing relationships. You need to have a good relationship with your client and ideally be able to at least work with opposing counsel. One way to start a good relationship, or…
Rank this Week: 4474

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • May 18

    AP: Judge: DACA Recipients Can Get In-State Tuition in Arizona

    AP: Judge: DACA Recipients Can Get In-State Tuition in Arizona
    The Associated Press reports that a judge in Arizona ruled yesterday that DACA recipients are eligible for in-state college tuition at Maricopa County colleges. In his ruling, the judge wrote, “Federal law, not state law, determines who…
  • May 18

    EB-5 China Cut-Off

    EB-5 China Cut-Off
    Effective May, 1, 2015, only Chinese-born EB-5 applicants with priority dates before May 1, 2013, Tagged: chinese eb5, cutoff of eb-5, EB-5, eb5, retreogression
  • May 18

    BIA Finds That Respondent Who Voted in a Federal Election Is Removable Under the INA

    BIA Finds That Respondent Who Voted in a Federal Election Is Removable Under the INA
    In a precedent decision issued yesterday, the BIA held that a respondent who has voted in an election involving candidates for federal office in violation of 18 USC §611(a) is removableunder section 237(a)(6)(A) of the INA, regardless of…
Rank this Week: 2773

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • May 18

    PROCRASTINATION: A REALLY HOT TOPIC

    PROCRASTINATION: A REALLY HOT TOPIC
    I was giving a seminar on GRIT at the Littler law firm in San Jose, CA last week and one of the lawyers mentioned that procrastination was one of her areas that she needed more grit in.  I didn’t have time to go into too much…
  • May 11

    THERAPY AND COACHING: THE DIFFERENCE

    THERAPY AND COACHING: THE DIFFERENCE
    Didn’t have time for a blog today, so I am reprinting an article that I did earlier to explain the difference between therapy and coaching.  Hope you like it!    …
  • May 4

    SHAME CAN BE REALLY ANNOYING!

    SHAME CAN BE REALLY ANNOYING!
    So, there I was in front of the ATM.  I put my card in as instructed and then it asked me how much cash I wanted.  I punched the button for $50.00 (a modest sum) and the MACHINE told me that there was no money in the account!!! Now,…
Rank this Week: 1741

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/
  • May 18

    What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common?

    What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common?
    What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common?  According to the United Nations, they are the only countries in the world without any sort of paid time off for new mothers. In the Mother’s Day edition of his HBO…
  • Apr 14

    Three California bills to support this Equal Pay Day

    Three California bills to support this Equal Pay Day
    By Mariko Yoshihara Today we recognize Equal Pay Day, which marks the day in 2015 when the average woman could finally stop working if she was hoping to make the same amount of money the average man made last year.  Last year, Equal…
  • Apr 3

    Closing the wage gap: Why employers should stop asking for prior salarie

    Closing the wage gap: Why employers should stop asking for prior salarie
    By Mariko Yoshihara In an op-ed published this week in the San Francisco Chronicle, I argue that we are forcing women to bear the burden of the gender wage gap when we allow employers to use prior salaries as a basis for pay…
Rank this Week: 1779

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 943

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4280

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant
    Co-ownership of real estate in California can be expensive when one co-owner, known in the law as a co-tenant, does not cooperate in the sale of the property. This often occurs when the uncooperative co-tenant is…
  • Mar 27

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer
    When an fraudulent transfer occurs before a debtor files for protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code, creditors must promptly protect their rights to ensure that the bankruptcy does not discharge the debtor's liability for their…
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
Rank this Week: 3111

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Impeaching the POTUS

    Impeaching the POTUS
    Do you even know what resources are available at your local county law library?  Do you?!  Most people think law libraries have a bunch of old, thick, dusty books filled with cases and codes about old, dusty people.  Fact is,…
  • May 11

    It's all new to me

    It's all new to me
    The other day I was talking with a friend of mine who was in a book club.  Seems she was on the prowl for a new book for her book club to dissect.  She was looking for something with BITE.  She wanted an intriguing murder…
  • May 4

    Word for the Month of May 2015: Entrapment

    Word for the Month of May 2015: Entrapment
    Are you so situated in business that you notice trends?  Rally on commodities, stocks, bonds, T-bills - they all have trends.  Like economic markets, there are trends in and law and the legal research business, too.  For…
Rank this Week: 3624

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1712

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 2521

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • May 18

    Song About Bills Shows You’re Not Alone

    Song About Bills Shows You’re Not Alone
    With nearly 800,000 bankruptcy filings over the past few years and the folks over at Credit Slips (@CreditSlips) estimating the trend continuing, those that file for bankruptcy protection are truly not alone.  Then, we begin hearing this…
  • May 11

    Credit After Bankrutpcy Just Got a Bit Better

    Credit After Bankrutpcy Just Got a Bit Better
    This just in!  As originally reported in the New York Times and posted through Consumerists’ (@Consumerist) blog, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America have both agreed to clear debt from credit reports that was discharged in…
  • May 4

    The Startling TRUTH About Your Creditors . . .REVEALED!

    The Startling TRUTH About Your Creditors . . .REVEALED!
    People who file for bankruptcy all believe in playing fair and paying their bills when life somehow got in the way and life became unmanageable. I know because they tell me. Many clients believe that filing bankruptcy is somehow…
Rank this Week: 3671

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal.

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • May 17

    Talks of Ending Birthright Citizenship

    Talks of Ending Birthright Citizenship
    Generally, every child born in the United States is granted American citizenship. This is known as birthright citizenship. This policy has recently been the subject of scrutiny as many opponents of birthright citizenship have expressed…
  • May 4

    Cross-Chargeability, if applicable, May shorten the Wait Time to Apply for a Green Card

    Cross-Chargeability, if applicable, May shorten the Wait Time to Apply for a Green Card
    The last step when applying for a green card for applicants already in the United States on a non-immigrant temporary visa is the process of adjusting one’s status from the temporary nonimmigrant visa to a permanent immigrant visa. When…
  • Apr 27

    New Case Challenges New H-4 Regulation That Would Allow Spouses to Work in U.S.

    New Case Challenges New H-4 Regulation That Would Allow Spouses to Work in U.S.
    A few weeks ago we blogged about a new regulation allowing H-4 visa holders (dependents of H-1B visa holders) to work in the United States. However, a case has just been filed in Washington D.C. federal court challenging this…
Rank this Week: 1892

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

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

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • May 17

    Sued By A Debt Collector? Stand Up and Fight Back

    Sued By A Debt Collector? Stand Up and Fight Back
    Bogus debt collection lawsuits have become big business for unscrupulous lenders and down-stream debt collectors. All too often, borrowers do not fight back against abusive debt collection practices. But when they do, it can be bad news for…
  • May 14

    Exploding Airbags, Exploding Recall

    Exploding Airbags, Exploding Recall
    The story of exploding Takata airbags just gets worse and worse. We previously wrote about this problem here and here. Now it looks like the recall itself can't be contained. Early efforts to limit its effect to certain makes and models,…
  • May 11

    Driverless Cars: A Preview

    Driverless Cars: A Preview
    It was eerie. I was driving along the freeway between San Francisco and San Jose, comfortably guided under cruise control, when I noticed a car smoothly glide by on my left. Its occupants were engaged in conversation. They were not looking…
Rank this Week: 919

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • May 17

    A week of reinventing the wheel in a system too complicated to administer.

    A week of reinventing the wheel in a system too complicated to administer.
    Time and time again immigration lawyers like to tell you how complicated the immigration laws are.  Often the motivation for saying this is to encourage people to hire a lawyer. While hiring a lawyer may help to avoid the procedural…
  • Apr 30

    What if he was a foreigner?

    What if he was a foreigner?
    David Howell Patraeus On April 23, 2015, David Howell Petraeus pled guilty to violating 18 USC 1924, which states: (a) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office,…
  • Apr 12

    Prosecutorial discretion in immigration court still should be going strong

    Prosecutorial discretion in immigration court still should be going strong
    On August 6, 2015, Brian M. O’Leary, the Chief Immigration Judge, the head of the immigration judges,  and Riah Ramlogan, the Acting Principal legal Advisor for ICE, ICE’s head of its immigration court prosecutors, both…
Rank this Week: 5081