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California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Reno Fernandez Reappointed Director of Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum

    Reno Fernandez Reappointed Director of Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
    Macdonald Fernandez LLP congratulates partner Reno Fernandez on his reappointment to a second three-year term as a member of the board of directors of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum.  Check out the Forum here.
  • Nov 10

    Major Pitfalls in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case

    Major Pitfalls in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case
    Check out Iain A. Macdonald's program presented at the State Bar of California's Annual Meeting in 2012:FIFTEEN MAJOR PITFALLS IN CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY CASESThese tips are essential for businesses, general counsel and litigators considering or…
  • Oct 14

    Now Available Online: Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC

    Now Available Online: Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC
    On October 7, 2014, Reno Fernandez hosted a continuing legal education program for the State Bar of California's Business Law Section covering certain special liens and bankruptcy, including inchoate liens, tax liens and the scope…
Rank this Week: 3007

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Nov 25

    New Client: Jacaranda 1 & II Maintenance Corporation

    New Client: Jacaranda 1 & II Maintenance Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Jacaranda I & II Maintenance Corporations have selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Jacaranda is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Stanton being developed by MBK Homes. …
  • Nov 20

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground
    Most every set of Homeowners Association ("HOA") CC&Rs contain a provision prohibiting conduct which constitutes a "nuisance." That conduct often includes "noxious, illegal or offensive activities," anything which "unreasonably interferes…
  • Nov 18

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014
    We are privileged for the opportunities we have to build relationships with our HOA clients throughout the state of California. We are humbled when board members and managers take the time to express their appreciation for the work we provide…
Rank this Week: 3059

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    The Benefits of Divorce Mediation for Business Owner

    The Benefits of Divorce Mediation for Business Owner
    It is said that entrepreneurs have a high divorce rate.  If this is true, it is because building a business can require years of dedication, effort and singular focus. And this is one reason that anyone who owns a business should…
  • Nov 18

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?
    Divorce Mediation is one of the most underrated methods of dispute resolution. California Divorce mediation services are underused by couples who are unaware of the potential of divorce mediation in Orange County. Most couples don’t…
  • Nov 6

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce
    One of the most difficult issues to deal with in any divorce proceeding is the division of martial property. Typically the biggest question is what is to happen with the house, a question that may trigger sparring matches between the…
Rank this Week: 1242

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/
  • Nov 25

    Charles Manson and the Right to Marry in U.S. Prison

    Charles Manson and the Right to Marry in U.S. Prison
    Will convicted serial killer Charles Manson really get married? It's hard to tell. What we do know is that 26-year-old "Star" Afton Elaine Burton, who reportedly has been seeing Manson for nine years, obtained a marriage license in Kings…
  • Nov 18

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case
    International marriages, when a divorce follows, can turn into messy divorces with surprising outcomes. Consider this case. After marrying in the Ukraine in 2004, Richard Villar and Olga moved to Alaska with the woman's daughter, Linda. As…
  • Oct 28

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer
    How far would you go to keep your children? Would you hire an attorney? Would you appeal any decision that separated you from your kids? The answer is obvious, right? Every parent would do whatever it took to keep their children with…
Rank this Week: 4611

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Nov 25

    Don’t Fall For Your Mortgage Lender’s Insurance

    Don’t Fall For Your Mortgage Lender’s Insurance
    If the mortgage company provides your property insurance, you are not in good hands. No matter how much time it saves you. Your lender is not a good neighbor when it comes to insurance. When your insurance lapses Somehow my client let her…
  • Nov 20

    Ten Essential Nuggets For Creditors in Bankruptcy Notice

    Ten Essential Nuggets For Creditors in Bankruptcy Notice
    You’re looking at bankruptcy official form B9. It arrived in your mail because someone has filed bankruptcy and listed you on the schedules of a newly filed bankruptcy case. Most likely, the debtor owes you money or you have an…
  • Nov 17

    Will A Second Bankruptcy Really Protect?

    Will A Second Bankruptcy Really Protect?
      Getting immediate protection from your creditors heads the list of goals for most bankruptcy filers. But, if this isn’t your first bankruptcy case, do you get that protection? What the automatic stay does The Automatic Stay (or…
Rank this Week: 1063

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Divorce Myths and Urban Legends Debunked

    Divorce Myths and Urban Legends Debunked
    As a divorce attorney, most of my clients come to see me for the first time with some misconceptions regarding California family law and/or divorce procedures. When clients mention divorce to family and friends their loved ones often have…
  • Nov 24

    Making a Major Purchase Before Your Divorce is Final

    Making a Major Purchase Before Your Divorce is Final
    After 23 years of marriage, Kris Jenner filed for divorce from Bruce Jenner. Sources say that Bruce "celebrated" his upcoming freedom by dropping $50,000 on a new NASCAR-approved UTV race car. Although the Jenners' divorce documents allege…
  • Nov 18

    Instruction Manual for San Diego Courthouse

    Instruction Manual for San Diego Courthouse
    For many people, their first experience with a courthouse is through a divorce proceeding. Going to court for the first time can be intimating for someone who does not know what to expect. If you have not been inside a courtroom before you…
Rank this Week: 3026

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

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

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Nov 25

    Bakersfield plans to bulldoze a neighborhood and build a freeway

    Bakersfield plans to bulldoze a neighborhood and build a freeway
    During the height of California’s highway boom from the 1950s through the 1970s, Caltrans bulldozed through hundreds of neighborhoods to construct freeways. The economic and environmental toll on these communities was far-reaching:…
  • Nov 14

    ‘Starry Night’ installation transforms bike path into art

    ‘Starry Night’ installation transforms bike path into art
    We’ve already written about the broad appeal of cycle tracks and Copenhagen’s sustainable bike superhighway, but this time it’s the self proclaimed “bike capital of the world” making headlines for an art…
  • Nov 7

    Signal timing: a critical element of safe, livable street

    Signal timing: a critical element of safe, livable street
    For the vast majority of people, signal timing is not an exciting subject. Apart from traffic engineers and a select group of superwonks, few people pay attention to or advocate for better signal timing. Whereas the physical designs (and…
Rank this Week: 2948

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Nov 25

    Race War [Updated]

    Race War [Updated]
    From the moment the news was out that Darren Wilson had killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, there was probable cause to hold Wilson to answer at trial. Yet, from the moment the news was out that Darren Wilson had killed Michael Brown…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1573

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/
  • Nov 25

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde
    We at Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde would like to take a moment to wish our clients, family and friends (including our blog readers), a very joyous and happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are celebrating with a small gathering, or preparing…
  • Nov 20

    Who Is At Fault and Who Will be Liable in a Lyft Ride Sharing Crash?

    Who Is At Fault and Who Will be Liable in a Lyft Ride Sharing Crash?
    Car crashes are common, especially in the automobile-dependent American culture. It's one of the reasons why drivers are required to hold a valid insurance policy. Typically, when a driver is at fault in an accident, their insurance policy…
  • Nov 6

    Chipotle Employees Claim They are Underpaid: Class Action Lawsuits Filed

    Chipotle Employees Claim They are Underpaid: Class Action Lawsuits Filed
    Restaurant employees are required to work long hours. Running a restaurant begins hours before and sometimes continues for hours after the actual operating hours. In addition, employees are required to attend staff meetings, training sessions…
Rank this Week: 2367

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Nov 25

    Should you talk to the police if you have not been arrested or charged yet?

    Should you talk to the police if you have not been arrested or charged yet?
    When you are under investigation for committing a crime, it can be a very frightening experience. Your future freedom and your reputation may be at stake and your job and relationships may be affected just by virtue of the fact that you are…
  • Nov 20

    Will I Be Released on Bail in California?

    Will I Be Released on Bail in California?
    Whether it is your tenth arrest or your first, being arrested is never fun. Often, it is downright terrifying. For most people, the first concern after being arrested is getting out of jail. In almost all cases, bail will be set, providing…
  • Nov 18

    Arrest Tips – What to Do and What Not to Do during a California Arrest

    Arrest Tips – What to Do and What Not to Do during a California Arrest
    No one plans to be arrested; however, it could happen to you at any time and for any reason. Sometimes an arrest is expected, or at least a reasonable possibility. Other times it comes out of the blue. If you have never been taken into…
Rank this Week: 3151

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/
  • Nov 24

    How Do You “Stretch” an IRA?

    How Do You “Stretch” an IRA?
    An IRA is an individual retirement account. These accounts are very useful for people who are looking ahead toward the future. Clearly, an IRA can provide you with a financial underpinning during your retirement years, but you could…
  • Nov 23

    Is There a Medi-Cal Asset Limit in San Jose California?

    Is There a Medi-Cal Asset Limit in San Jose California?
    Is There a Medi-cal Asset Limit in San Jose California? from Roy W. Litherland Medicare is a government health insurance program most people will qualify for Medicare coverage when they reach the age of 65. Learn more about medi-cal asset…
  • Nov 19

    What Is a Totten Trust?

    What Is a Totten Trust?
    Sometimes legal documents are referred to by multiple different names. This can be confusing, and we try to clear things up on this blog. With this in mind, we will look at the Totten trust in this post. Transferring Assets When you hear…
Rank this Week: 2058

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

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

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
Rank this Week: 2006

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit
    Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali in San Francisco said last week that he will allow a direct appeal to the Ninth Circuit from one of his rulings in the bankruptcy of Howrey LLP, skipping an intermediate appeal to the U.S. District Court.…
  • Nov 4

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale
    Editor’s note: this post originally appeared in Law360. Buying distressed assets is big business.  Many distressed assets are acquired through the seller’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.   In those instances, a buyer…
  • Sep 29

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation
    Shareholders of financially troubled S corporations may now be able to avoid the flow-through of taxes when the S corporation or its subsidiary files bankruptcy.  In In re Majestic Star Casino, LLC, 716 F.3d 736 (3rd Cir. 2013), the…
Rank this Week: 756

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    I can only do so much

    I can only do so much
    The other day as I was getting my law Librarian groove on, a guy was wanting some advice on how to proceed with his case.  When I was not forthcoming, he got screaming mad and he said, "If you don't tell me what I need to know, I'll get…
  • Nov 18

    I can't make this stuff up

    I can't make this stuff up
    Have you ever read a story and it sounds so out in left field that it can't possibly be true?  Like all those fish stories where the guy fights for hours and lands a prehistoric megalodon, or the 5 year old kid who pulls a superman and…
  • Nov 13

    Word of the Month for November 2014

    Word of the Month for November 2014
    Ever since I can remember, I have loved to write.  Short stories, poems, limericks, and even the occasional 50 page paper were a blast.  Love it.  What I could never figure out was sentence structure.  See, when I begin to…
Rank this Week: 3548

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Court Rules Web Site’s “Look and Feel” May Be Protectable Trade Dre

    Court Rules Web Site’s “Look and Feel” May Be Protectable Trade Dre
    In what may be a “first of its kind” ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently held that the “look and feel” of a corporate Web site may constitute “trade dress” and,…
  • Nov 24

    One Contract Provision to Rule Them All

    One Contract Provision to Rule Them All
    Peter Jackson is a genius. Well, maybe not a genius, but he sure knows how to make a buck or two off a hobbit movie. Why stop at one when you can make three? And, apparently, he knows how to negotiate a contract. It seems that Harvey and Bob…
  • Nov 24

    “And hold the Just Mayo, please.”

    “And hold the Just Mayo, please.”
    The post “And hold the Just Mayo, please.” appeared first on Hart King.
Rank this Week: 1059

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Driving Under the Influence and DMV License Suspension

    Driving Under the Influence and DMV License Suspension
    In California, when a driver is arrested for driving under the influence, they are given a temporary, 30-day license from the Department of Motor Vehicles. On that notice, it states that the license is good for only thirty days and that after…
  • Oct 28

    DUI Hit & Run Charges in Orange County, CA

    DUI Hit & Run Charges in Orange County, CA
    Driving Under The Influence And Hit & Run In Orange County Under California law, anyone who is involved in an accident is required to immediately stop at the scene, provide the other party involved with contact and insurance information,…
  • Oct 8

    Penalties For DUI With Priors In Orange County

    Penalties For DUI With Priors In Orange County
    DUI’S WITH PRIORS If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County California, hiring an experienced DUI Defense Lawyer should be your first step toward getting the DUI arrest behind you. Although a conviction…
Rank this Week: 1358

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Nov 24

    CHANGE: EVERYONE CAN DO IT BUT FEW DO!

    CHANGE: EVERYONE CAN DO IT BUT FEW DO!
    Every lawyer wants to change something.  It might be a very small change, like not having to look for their keys every morning.  Or something big, like the area of law that they practice. When you look at it, the small change seems…
  • Nov 17

    WHAT CAN LAWYERS LEARN FROM THE TODAY SHOW?

    WHAT CAN LAWYERS LEARN FROM THE TODAY SHOW?
    For years I have watch the Today Show most mornings when I am getting ready.  I have noticed that in the past year or so they are having a lot of musical groups on in the first few hours of the show.  Then about 9:00am, they switch…
  • Nov 10

    SHOULD A WOMEN LAWYER REALLY BE MORE LIKE A MAN?

    SHOULD A WOMEN LAWYER REALLY BE MORE LIKE A MAN?
    This is a question that really bothers me!   Since we now know that 25 years after we were told that Women Lawyers were making only 75% of Male Lawyers and that the statistics are still pretty much the same, we have been inundated…
Rank this Week: 1058

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Takata Airbag Lawsuits Being Filed By Those Injured By Defective Airbag

    Takata Airbag Lawsuits Being Filed By Those Injured By Defective Airbag
    The last thing that anyone driving expects is to be injured by defective airbags. That is what happened however when a woman in Florida was involved in a car accident in her Honda. The woman was involved in what should have been an accident…
  • Nov 24

    The History of Transvaginal Mesh Implantation

    The History of Transvaginal Mesh Implantation
    There has been a great deal of publicity regarding “transvaginal mesh” implantation in the past few years. However, the reference is somewhat of a misnomer, in that the product is actually surgical mesh that is used in a…
  • Nov 20

    Takata Airbag Inflator Recall After Many Wrongful Death

    Takata Airbag Inflator Recall After Many Wrongful Death
    TK Holdings Inc., which does business as Takata, is a manufacturer of motor vehicle seatbelts, air bags, steering wheels, and child restraint systems. On April 11, 2013, Takata issued a Defect Information Report (“DIR”) to the…
Rank this Week: 3692

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
  • Nov 24

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence
    With court time and patience at a premium, it may be best to introduce an edited version of a video recording into evidence instead of the whole—possible very long—version. But before you do this, you’ll have to authenticate…
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
Rank this Week: 1808

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Nov 24

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence
    With court time and patience at a premium, it may be best to introduce an edited version of a video recording into evidence instead of the whole—possible very long—version. But before you do this, you’ll have to authenticate…
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
Rank this Week: 2883

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3511

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2880

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3198

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Joan Rivers: Lessons from a Life Well Lived

    Joan Rivers: Lessons from a Life Well Lived
    It’s been two months since Joan Rivers passed away and she’s still a part of the media cycle. That’s a testament to the impact she made on the culture… an impact we may not have quite realized until she was gone. But…
  • Nov 13

    Is It Really Impossible to Have Both Family and Fortune?

    Is It Really Impossible to Have Both Family and Fortune?
    How much is your family costing you? Does “everything” sound like an overestimate? Not according to one Forbes financial writer. #142456905 / gettyimages.com In an interesting but arguably excessively cynical analysis, columnist…
  • Nov 6

    Study: America’s End-of-Life System is Totally Broken

    Study: America’s End-of-Life System is Totally Broken
    Sometimes official studies are commissioned and they end up telling us what we already know. Eating bread leads to weight gain. Speeding causes car crashes. Long workdays make us tired. #150666790 / gettyimages.com Now a new report from The…
Rank this Week: 4558

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Nov 24

    Taking Stock of the Student Loan Crisi

    Taking Stock of the Student Loan Crisi
    I’m using real numbers as taken from the U.S. National Debt Clock as of Tuesday, November 4, 2014. You can watch the numbers move at a dizzying pace, here. It frustrates me when journalists and others in the media use inaccurate numbers…
  • Nov 17

    They Went Broke and Lived Happily Ever After

    They Went Broke and Lived Happily Ever After
    I’ve been wondering recently about how my clients are doing long after their bankruptcy case ends and the debt is gone.  Then, I happened upon Bryan Fears’  (@fearsnachawati) article, File Bankruptcy and Live Longer and…
  • Nov 10

    Time-Barred Debt Collections and FDCPA

    Time-Barred Debt Collections and FDCPA
    “Tick-tock” goes the clock on a creditor’s legal ability to collect on a debt owed.  Known as the Statute of Limitations, state laws that vary in each state, limits the time a creditor has to file a law suit to collect…
Rank this Week: 3538

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

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

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
  • Jun 5

    Employment Claims and the DFEH

    Employment Claims and the DFEH
    I heard a talk recently by Phyllis Cheng, the director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"). Ms. Cheng walked through the process of resolving employment claims in the department. For cases not processed by…
Rank this Week: 4150

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    Mediation is often touted as a better alternative to taking a lawsuit to trial. It usually is; but I believe that is still the wrong comparison to make in most cases. The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to…
  • Nov 9

    Metric

    Metric
    I was interviewed the other day for a possible article on court-ordered mediation. In discussing this topic, it's hard to avoid talking about such questions as settlement rates in various kinds of programs, or how mediation programs affect…
  • Nov 9

    SCMA

    SCMA
    I really appreciated receiving this memento of a memorable year as president of the Southern California Mediation Association, at our conference in Malibu. I didn't achieve everything I wanted to achieve. Some projects are still ongoing. But…
Rank this Week: 4319

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Nov 23

    Ninth Circuit reminds the BIA of its real purpose in Singh v. Holder.

    Ninth Circuit reminds the BIA of its real purpose in Singh v. Holder.
    The Board of Immigration Appeals and the many other immigration-involved agencies in the federal government sometimes remind me of the movie, the Bridge on the River Kwai. A recent decision, Singh v. Holder,  highlighted this. If you…
  • Nov 11

    Matter of Almanza-Arenas, RIP

    Matter of Almanza-Arenas, RIP
    It has finally happened. The Ninth Circuit ruled in the case of Almanza-Arenas v. Holder. The case at the Ninth Circuit was on review from the Board of Immigration Appeals. It stood for the proposition that when a record of conviction is…
  • Nov 8

    Why the silence about the Cuban population surge?

    Why the silence about the Cuban population surge?
    Saying something is “political” is not necessarily pejorative as the making of government policy is a political act. Nonetheless, when you see the actual political biases in actions, it is hard to be sanguine about the hypocrisy.…
Rank this Week: 4743

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Nov 23

    Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources NCADD

    Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources NCADD
    Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources To me the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) has been nothing more than the liaison between the court and the court ordered alcohol education program after my clients have been…
  • Nov 14

    An Interview With a Family Lawyer

    An Interview With a Family Lawyer
    An Interview with a Family Lawyer I often joke that 75% of my client's criminal and DUI problems are brought about by substance abuse, money or relationship problems (often brought about by the first two triggers). This being said, one might…
  • Nov 12

    Fisherman get Fed, Poachers get Busted

    Fisherman get Fed, Poachers get Busted
    Fisherman Get Fed, Poachers Get Busted I read the news every day. I search out articles about people being arrested almost as often. Sometimes what I find makes me sad, sometimes I find it interesting and sometimes I get downright mad. When…
Rank this Week: 2962

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Law Offices of J Craig Fong.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Immigrants Cheated by Notaries and "Immigration Advisors"

    Immigrants Cheated by Notaries and "Immigration Advisors"
    President Obama's executive order to provide relief to undocumented immigrants opens up a new opportunity for many who had no options. However, whenever the immigration laws change, it also creates a chance for unlicensed notaries public,…
  • Nov 21

    Pres Obama Executive Order Protects Immigrant Familie

    Pres Obama Executive Order Protects Immigrant Familie
    With President Obama's announcement of executive action on immigration issues, the phone has been ringing constantly at both the Pasadena and Palm Springs offices. The Law Offices of J Craig Fong has fielded over 50 telephone inquiries this…
  • Nov 18

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later
    The tidal wave of the first same-sex marriage (SSM) cases has passed, and I'd like to share some very brief observations. The Immigration Law Office of J Craig Fong, with offices Hollywood and Palm Springs, fielded over 150 inquiries about...
Rank this Week: 4179

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
Rank this Week: 1597

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Nov 21

    AT&T PAYS $51 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA

    AT&T PAYS $51 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA
    The California Attorney General's office filed suit accusing AT&T of disposing of hazardous electronic waste over a 9-year period of time. The $51 million settlement was announced on the same day that the Attorney General filed suit. The…
  • Nov 15

    CHEMICAL LEAK NEAR HOUSTON KILLS 4

    CHEMICAL LEAK NEAR HOUSTON KILLS 4
    Sometimes chemicals designed for safety can themselves become deadly. For example, NBC reports that Saturday morning a chemical used to odorize natural gas, and thus warn people of the presence of the potentially explosive gas, itself leaked…
  • Apr 25

    Yet more controversy over solar power The…

    Yet more controversy over solar power The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a report concerning the effect on birds of three solar facilities in Southern California.…
Rank this Week: 2134

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/
  • Nov 21

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry
    By Lisa Mak Making the headlines this week was a landmark $4 million backpay and compliance settlement for 280 current and former workers at the popular Yank Sing restaurant in San Francisco.  Last summer, a group of Yank Sing employees,…
  • Nov 11

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training
    In a recent article published on the popular online magazine, Truthout, CELA VOICE blogger and police misconduct lawyer, Jim DeSimone, explains why police officers need to be properly trained in order to avoid unnecessary use of force…
  • Nov 5

    Despite losses in Congress, workers gain ground in state and local election

    Despite losses in Congress, workers gain ground in state and local election
    Although the Republicans had a sizable victory in last night’s midterm elections, and even picked up a few seats in the California state legislature, workers in California and across the U.S. scored some major…
Rank this Week: 2346

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers work visas, green cards, and adjustments of status. By The Gee Law Firm.

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Nov 21

    President Obama Initiates Immigration Reform

    President Obama Initiates Immigration Reform
    Just as he promised, last night President Obama announced his own series of executive actions to usher in significant immigration benefits. The most important, and dramatic, action is the introduction of a program allowing Deferred Action…
  • Sep 11

    President Obama Disappoints Immigrants with News of Delaying Immigration Reform

    President Obama Disappoints Immigrants with News of Delaying Immigration Reform
    Often touted as a champion of immigrants' rights, President Obama truly disappointed the immigrant population, advocacy groups, and the nation at large when he announced that he would not pursue any executive actions to jumpstart immigration…
  • Sep 7

    Immigration Lawyers Association Blasts Obama's Immigration Failure

    Immigration Lawyers Association Blasts Obama's Immigration Failure
    The American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) is national association of immigration lawyers that advocates for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, and strives to advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and…
Rank this Week: 3849

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/
Rank this Week: 2585

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1626

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform
    On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced he will provide immediate relief for many of those impacted by of our immigration system, and he is offering Congress an architecture for the permanent reforms. Under the new policies…
  • Nov 17

    National Visa Center No Longer Collects Original Civil Document

    National Visa Center No Longer Collects Original Civil Document
    As of November 12, 2014, immigrant visa applicants at non-electronic processing posts will be instructed to submit photocopies of their civil documents by mail to the National Visa Center (NVC). When the appointment is scheduled, NVC will…
  • Nov 11

    U.S. and China Agree to Extend Visas for Business Travelers, Tourists, and Student

    U.S. and China Agree to Extend Visas for Business Travelers, Tourists, and Student
    The U.S. Department of State announced that starting November 12, 2014, the U.S. will issue extended visas to Chinese business travelers, tourists, students, and exchange visitors in accordance with the new reciprocal agreement between the…
Rank this Week: 4284

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/
  • Nov 21

    Car Accidents – Stockton Injury Lawyers share their Insight

    Car Accidents – Stockton Injury Lawyers share their Insight
    In Stockton, car accident lawyers experience first-hand, some of the crucial mistakes made by injured parties at the scene of an accident. The minutes after an accident are often charged with emotion that, our personal injury attorneys say,…
  • Oct 23

    Stockton Dog Bites present Lawyers with Challenge

    Stockton Dog Bites present Lawyers with Challenge
    In Stockton, dog bite lawyers at Sette Law know that broad knowledge of state and local laws is critical to helping victims receive just compensation for their injuries. And, it’s important to recognize that although victims have legal…
  • Oct 23

    Safety First for Bicyclists in Stockton

    Safety First for Bicyclists in Stockton
    Bicycle accident lawyers at Sette Law in Stockton look at national trends regarding safety for residents who enjoy bike riding for fun and recreation. Those statistics, according to our Stockton personal injury attorneys, show a heightened…
Rank this Week: 4765

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Sacramento and Stockton worker's compensation, personal injury and auto accident topics. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Dealing with a Car Accident in Sacramento

    Dealing with a Car Accident in Sacramento
    Personal injury attorneys with Sette Law frequently work with victims of car accidents in Sacramento. Accident lawyers deal with the outcome of missteps on the part of injured victims in the immediate aftermath of the accident – a…
  • Oct 21

    Pedestrian hit by Bike Rider seeks Compensation in Sacramento

    Pedestrian hit by Bike Rider seeks Compensation in Sacramento
    Bicycle accident lawyers in Sacramento will watch the development of an accident claim that focuses on code governing pedestrian safety in Sacramento. Bicycle accidents have become increasingly common as residents choose bikes over cars for…
  • Oct 21

    Dangerous Dogs threaten Neighborhood Safety in Sacramento

    Dangerous Dogs threaten Neighborhood Safety in Sacramento
    Dog bite lawyers at Sette Law pay close attention to legal cases involving death or injuries. Unfortunately, it’s the most spectacular and deadly incidents that grab headlines. But our Sacramento dog bite attorneys are keenly aware of…
Rank this Week: 4710

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed
    I was wrongfully arrested in 2008 for an alleged terrible crime that happened in 2007, but the accusations were false and I was held in the Parrish jail in Covington, La, without bail and without trial until it was determined […] The…
  • Oct 28

    No where to turn

    No where to turn
    Hi my name is Saleema and I reside in Philadelphia. I have two children. Okay so an assault happened in 2009 and the assaulted accused me, don’t ask me why but I was not there I didn’t even see the […] The post No where to…
  • Oct 9

    Railroaded

    Railroaded
    In 1998 I got wrongfully accused of a lewd act with my son. This event was supposed to have happened 5 years prior to conviction. No real dates or times of this event were documented nor were presented in the […] The post Railroaded…
Rank this Week: 4412

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/
  • Nov 21

    Obtaining Licenses and Permits for Your Busine

    Obtaining Licenses and Permits for Your Busine
    In any business venture, compliance with applicable laws and regulations is essential. These vary significantly depending on your industry and the jurisdiction in which you operate. In some cases, you may be subject to licensing and…
  • Nov 14

    Business Entrepreneurship: 4 Keys to Achieving Succe

    Business Entrepreneurship: 4 Keys to Achieving Succe
    Breaking away from the rest and forming your own business is a dream for many people. Business entrepreneurship can be a risky but rewarding venture, and it's possible to achieve great success in your new company. Although running a business…
  • Nov 7

    Consider Your Options: Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration

    Consider Your Options: Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration
    Sometimes, avoiding litigation in a legal dispute is the best way to achieve a resolution. Mediation and arbitration may be viable alternatives to reduce the time and money spent litigating. Here are some pros and cons to choosing meditation…
Rank this Week: 4685

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/
  • Nov 21

    Not Enough Votes to Raise Medical Malpractice Cap

    Not Enough Votes to Raise Medical Malpractice Cap
    Over the last year, we have read many news stories and seen various advertisements related to California’s medical malpractice cap. A ballot initiative, Prop. 46, aimed to raise the current cap to $1.1 million and to allow for inflation…
  • Nov 17

    Can I Afford an Ambulance After My Injury?

    Can I Afford an Ambulance After My Injury?
    Sky-High Ambulance Costs Deter Injury Victims When you have sustained an injury in a severe accident, it is important to seek immediate medical care.  Only a trained healthcare professional can assess the severity of your injuries, and…
  • Nov 7

    Spinal Cord Injury Breakthroughs: Fact or Fiction?

    Spinal Cord Injury Breakthroughs: Fact or Fiction?
    Many Californians who suffered debilitating spinal cord injuries maintain the hope that scientific innovations will result in the possibility to recover from paralysis.  But how realistic is such a cure?  According to a recent…
Rank this Week: 855

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Translation Issues in Elder Abuse Case

    Translation Issues in Elder Abuse Case
    Did you know that Southern California is home to the largest Latino and Asian populations in the country? According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, elderly persons within these populations may not be getting a fair deal in elder…
  • Nov 14

    New Elder Care Protections on the Way in San Diego County

    New Elder Care Protections on the Way in San Diego County
    First Nursing Home Facility Rating System in California As the population of California continues to age, and more baby boomers find themselves thinking about San Diego assisted-living facilities and nursing homes, it is becoming more…
  • Nov 6

    California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

    California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
    Who looks out for aging Californians who do not have relatives our outside caregivers to keep an eye out for the signs of elder abuse?  The California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is in place to make sure that older adults…
Rank this Week: 835

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

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

http://lorijpaul.com
  • Nov 21

    Kansas Attorney Disbarred for “Inexplicable Incompetence”

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

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

    California Bar Fires Back at Former Fired Bar Leader, Claiming His Suit is Basele
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, The State Bar of California is firing back after its former executive director claimed in a lawsuit that he was fired for exposing “egregious improprieties.” The bar says the lawsuit by…
  • Nov 20

    California Courtroom Closure

    California Courtroom Closure
    The California Bar Journal reported that due to budget cuts, the state’s trial courts have been devastated. To see where the closures have occurred in your county and which parts of the state have been hit the hardest, click on this…
Rank this Week: 4494

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Nov 21

    Lucasfilm Opposes "Empire Strikes Bock" Beer Trademark

    Lucasfilm Opposes "Empire Strikes Bock" Beer Trademark
    IPNews® - Lucasfilm, the creator of the Star Wars franchise, has filed a trademark opposition against a small brewery in Syracuse, N.Y. Empire Brewing Co. wants to trademark a German lager it calls "Empire Strikes Bock," which has grown…
  • Nov 13

    Judge Rules "Blurred Lines" Bears Copyright Similarities to Marvin Gaye's Song

    Judge Rules "Blurred Lines" Bears Copyright Similarities to Marvin Gaye's Song
    IPNews® - A judge has ruled that a copyright infringement case regarding Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke's song, "Blurred Lines," should go to trial. Music legend Marvin Gaye's family has alleged that "Blurred Lines" is a copyright…
  • Oct 31

    Denon Faces Lawsuit over Allegation of Speaker Patent Infringement

    Denon Faces Lawsuit over Allegation of Speaker Patent Infringement
    IPNews® - Sonos, a manufacturer of wireless home music systems, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Denon alleging that its newest lines of speakers bear striking similarities to Sonos products. In its complaint, Sonos says…
Rank this Week: 3610