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Panish Shea & Boyle Personal Injury Blog

Features Los Angeles personal injury news and case results.

http://www.psblaw.com/blog.html/
Rank this Week: 1619

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • May 23

    Liquor, Soda, and the Fifth Amendment

    Liquor, Soda, and the Fifth Amendment
    Back in the day—prior to about 1980—liquor and soda could be bought in fifths. A fifth, so-called because it amounted to a fifth of a gallon, was also known as a “short quart” because it was a one-fifth short of a full…
  • May 20

    Quick Look: Speedy Executions, Fewer Exoneration

    Quick Look: Speedy Executions, Fewer Exoneration
    Jennifer Thompson writes about a bill to speed up appeals. The original version of the bill, it appears, would have meant speedy executions, with fewer exonerations. Jennifer points out that this is a problem.  As Anthony Ray Hinton…
  • May 17

    Their Wildest Dream

    Their Wildest Dream
    A gentleman in Elk River, Minnesota, worries about the money spent on cops, and their wildest dreams. While the money issue concerns me, this post is about cops’ wildest dreams. I focus on this because money is one thing, but the…
Rank this Week: 4432

Life/Death/Law Blog

Life/Death/Law Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Liza Hanks.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea
    A few months ago, the New York Times published an article entitled, “Single? No Children? No Will? Big Mistake.” I’ve been meaning to write about it ever since. The author writes, “Certain people never reach one of…
  • May 3

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act
    The End of Life Option Act allows Californians to request drugs to end their lives if certain condition are met. In March of 2017, Tom Negrino used that law to end his life.
  • Nov 16

    How to Keep Your Old Property Tax Rate for a New House if You Are Over 55

    How to Keep Your Old Property Tax Rate for a New House if You Are Over 55
    Homeowners 55 years and older can purchase a new home of equal or lesser value and keep their low property taxes, if certain rules are followed.
Rank this Week: 3651

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

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

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    A Look at the California Stem Cell Agency: Its Origins, Its Accomplishments and Its Future

    A Look at the California Stem Cell Agency: Its Origins, Its Accomplishments and Its Future
    The Capitol Weekly online news and information service this afternoon posted a major overview of the $3 billion California stem cell agency.The piece covered the agency's origins, recent high water marks and discussed its future. Here is the…
  • May 23

    Major Overview of California Stem Cell Upcoming This Afternoon

    Major Overview of California Stem Cell Upcoming This Afternoon
    Look for a major overview of the $3 billion California stem cell agency later today on Capitol Weekly, a well-respected online news and information service that focuses on state government and politics.The piece was written by yours truly on…
  • May 22

    California Stem Cell Agency Has Opportunity for 'All-in" Executive Assistant

    California Stem Cell Agency Has Opportunity for 'All-in" Executive Assistant
    Looking for a great job with a $3 billion operation headquartered in downtown Oakland? You will be able to share in the progress of one of the hottest biomedical fields in the country and perhaps help save some lives.The job is executive…
Rank this Week: 772

Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern 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/
  • May 23

    Could Decline in Aging Studies Students Affect Escondido Residents?

    Could Decline in Aging Studies Students Affect Escondido Residents?
    If fewer students are interested in pursuing careers in gerontology and other fields associated with aging populations, could more residents of Escondido and other areas of Southern California be subject to elder abuse or neglect in the…
  • May 19

    Alzheimer’s Study Could Prevent Nursing Home Abuse in San Marco

    Alzheimer’s Study Could Prevent Nursing Home Abuse in San Marco
    While its effects may not be noticeable for years down the road, a new Alzheimer’s study could help to prevent nursing home abuse in San Marcos and other cities throughout the country. As the Alzheimer’s Association elucidates,…
  • May 10

    Shortage of Home Health Aides in Vista

    Shortage of Home Health Aides in Vista
    If there is a shortage of home health aides in Vista and other areas of Southern California, how will such a shortage impact nursing home neglect in the state? According to a recent article in The Washington Post, there is a rising shortage…
Rank this Week: 1338

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/
  • May 23

    Motorcycle Awareness Month in Valley Center

    Motorcycle Awareness Month in Valley Center
    If you live in Valley Center or elsewhere in Southern California, now is a great time to learn more about motorcycle safety. According to a recent article in the Patch, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in California, and the…
  • May 19

    California Hotel Liability and Swimming Pool Accident

    California Hotel Liability and Swimming Pool Accident
    If you are staying at a hotel in Rancho Bernardo with your family, and there is a swimming pool accident, who is liable? Hotel accidents and accidental drowning incidents happen more often than they should. Hotels in Southern California and…
  • May 10

    Increase in California Dog Bite Insurance Claim

    Increase in California Dog Bite Insurance Claim
    According to a recent article in Bloomberg, the year 2016 saw a noticeable increase in dog bite insurance claims across the country, including in places like San Marcos. Data from the Insurance Information Institute (III) and other industry…
Rank this Week: 719

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 23

    Trump Era Ushers in New Unofficial Policy on Asylum-Seeker

    Trump Era Ushers in New Unofficial Policy on Asylum-Seeker
    It has been reported by Rolling Stone Magazine that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has virtually stopped granting detained immigrants bond or parole, keeping them incarcerated throughout their cases unless they successfully appeal…
  • May 16

    Congressman Hunter Under Criminal Investigation Over Campaign Spending

    Congressman Hunter Under Criminal Investigation Over Campaign Spending
    It was recently reported that Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is currently under criminal investigation by the federal Department of Justice for allegedly misspending tens of thousands in campaign funds. According to a report by the Office of…
  • May 9

    55 Indicted in Massive North County Heroin and Meth Takedown

    55 Indicted in Massive North County Heroin and Meth Takedown
    Earlier this year, San Diego police arrested dozens of people believed to be amongst North County San Diego’s biggest criminal gun and drug dealers in a massive takedown. In total, 55 men and women were charged in 10 federal indictments…
Rank this Week: 1631

Blane Law Blog

Blane Law Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Mark C. Blane.

http://www.blanelaw.com/blog
  • May 23

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  • May 19

    Collision Reconstruction Can Make a Difference in Your Preventable Injury Case

    Collision Reconstruction Can Make a Difference in Your Preventable Injury Case
    Sometimes you need to present your injury case for a jury, or in anticipation of a jury trial. Usually such settings can include a settlement conference with a judge, or a mediation. Consider hiring a collision reconstructionist that can…
  • May 5

    Ten Car Collision Pile Up on Interstate 15 & Mira Mesa Blvd

    Ten Car Collision Pile Up on Interstate 15 & Mira Mesa Blvd
    CASE NAME: Jose Cervantes v. Nestor Garcia, CAL-STATE Auto Parts, Inc. Case No. 37-2015-00012711-CU-PA-CTL, Judge Kevin Enright.Mr. Cervantes was an injured passenger in a work truck where a Ford F-650 caused a 10-vehicle collision pile up on…
Rank this Week: 5106

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/
  • May 23

    Did the Supreme Court Just Close the Door on Eastern District of Texas Patent Plaintiffs?

    Did the Supreme Court Just Close the Door on Eastern District of Texas Patent Plaintiffs?
    For over 25 years, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States district courts have interpreted the patent venue statute 28 U.S.C. §1400(b) to allow plaintiffs to bring patent infringement cases against a…
  • May 18

    Googling Google

    Googling Google
    “I googled it …” has become ubiquitous in every day conversation. Many of us refer to “googling” as the act of searching the internet regardless of whether we use the Google search engine to do so.  But has…
  • May 11

    Everything Old is New Again!* Not So!

    Everything Old is New Again!* Not So!
    *This line is the title of a song written by Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager that was performed in Bob Fosse’s movie “All that Jazz.”  The song was a hit, and the phrase has a lot of relevance to everyday life, but…
Rank this Week: 1389

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3972

Simon Resnik Hayes Bankruptcy Blog

Simon Resnik Hayes Bankruptcy Blog

Features bankruptcy updates & news in Los Angeles.

http://www.simonresnik.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Obama’s Affordable Care Act Kept Medical Bankruptcies Low

    Obama’s Affordable Care Act Kept Medical Bankruptcies Low
    A recent analysis of bankruptcy court data and the results of a questionnaire of 2,000 consumers was published by Consumer Reports. Its findings? The Affordable Care Act may have contributed to a drop in personal bankruptcies as the result fo…
  • May 16

    Bankruptcy and Receiving Social Security

    Bankruptcy and Receiving Social Security
    A common question during bankruptcy is if social security payments will be garnished to pay off creditors. Below we discuss how social security is handled during both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. What is Social Security? Before we…
  • May 8

    Navient Faces Class-Action Lawsuit from Borrower

    Navient Faces Class-Action Lawsuit from Borrower
    Student loan servicing giant Navient is facing a class-action lawsuit from its borrowers. Those borrowers are claiming that Navient attempted to collect on loans that had been discharged in bankruptcy. Navient Faces Class-Action Lawsuit from…
Rank this Week: 2092

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: 2672

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

Covers environmental law, climate change, and clean technology. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • May 22

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard
    Earlier this month, Judge Christopher E. Krueger of the Sacramento Superior Court issued an order invalidating the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for hexavalent chromium. The California Department of Public Health (“DPH”)…
  • Apr 13

    RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017

    RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017
    EPA’s final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (“Rule”), which goes into effect on May 30, 2017, contains approximately 60 revisions to the hazardous waste generator regulatory program. The revisions focus on…
  • Sep 28

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund
    Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that it permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims from the California UST Cleanup Fund (Fund) for…
Rank this Week: 3032

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Bail Bond Hearings in California

    Bail Bond Hearings in California
    COMPUTER-ASSISTED BAIL HEARINGS When a person is arrested and held in custody, his or her first appearance before a judge will be in what is called an arraignment.   Under California law, the defendant must be afforded an…
  • Apr 27

    Post-Conviction Relief to Remove Potential Immigration Consequence

    Post-Conviction Relief to Remove Potential Immigration Consequence
    Legislature Enacts Post-Conviction Relief to Remove Potential Immigration Consequences After a Penal Code Section 1000 Plea Last week I wrote about the immigration consequences that may attach to an “expunged” conviction. This…
  • Apr 20

    AN “EXPUNGED” CONVICTION MAY STILL BE A DEPORTABLE OFFENSE

    AN “EXPUNGED” CONVICTION MAY STILL BE A DEPORTABLE OFFENSE
    Many people who have been convicted on a misdemeanor charge or certain felonies for which they were not sentenced to prison can, after certain conditions are met, apply to the court for what is commonly called an “expungement” of…
Rank this Week: 953

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    What To Do If You Are Pulled Over For DUI

    What To Do If You Are Pulled Over For DUI
    WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU ARE PULLED OVER AFTER DRINKING After an enjoyable dinner party where several bottles of wine were opened—feeling full in body and mind, but not particularly feeling effects of that wine, or so you…
  • May 8

    Repeat DUI Offender Sobriety Program

    Repeat DUI Offender Sobriety Program
    24/7 SOBRIETY PROGRAMS FOR REPEAT DUI OFFENDERS What if every person who was a repeat drunk driver was prohibited from drinking alcohol at all—day or night, seven days a week—as part of their sentence. It may sound far-fetched but…
  • Apr 28

    Driving Under the Influence of Drugs is Now Deadlier than Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

    Driving Under the Influence of Drugs is Now Deadlier than Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
    Headline: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs is Now Deadlier than Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol You might have heard something on the news or read a news story, or perhaps you only caught the headline suggesting that drugged…
Rank this Week: 4571

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Is It Important to Execute an Advance Health Care Directive?

    Is It Important to Execute an Advance Health Care Directive?
    Clearly there is a financial component that lies at the core of your estate planning efforts, but this is not the only thing to take into consideration. If you want to be comprehensively prepared for the future it is important...
  • May 17

    The Costs of Dementia: For the Patient and the Family

    The Costs of Dementia: For the Patient and the Family
    A recent report from the Alzheimer's Association states that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer's. With the baby boomer generation aging and people living longer, that number may nearly triple by 2050. Alzheimer's,…
  • May 16

    Who Can Benefit from Estate Planning?

    Who Can Benefit from Estate Planning?
    You may wonder if estate planning is right for you. Is it necessary, even if you don't have millions of dollars and a lot of property to leave to your loved ones? No matter how much you have to give...
Rank this Week: 2214

Food Safety and Risk Management

Food Safety and Risk Management

Covers food safety and food liability issues, such as minimizing the risk of and responding to food recalls. By Steven A. Kronenberg.

http://foodlawblog.com/
  • May 22

    Nacho cheese sauce blamed for botulism food poisoning cases in Sacramento

    Nacho cheese sauce blamed for botulism food poisoning cases in Sacramento
    CNN is reporting an outbreak of botulism food poisoning allegedly caused by nacho cheese from a convenience store.
  • Sep 13

    Real Food/Fake Food

    Real Food/Fake Food
    I’m honored to be quoted in Larry Olmsted’s New York Times bestseller, Real Food Fake Food. Food fraud is a recurring and pervasive problem in many industries – seafood, olive oil, wine, honey, and many more; even rice. Why…
  • Aug 23

    Legislators Question Epi-Pen Price Spike

    Legislators Question Epi-Pen Price Spike
    Image Credits: Mylan (R), New York Times Following up on my posting about why Epi-Pen prices have increased 5-6X in 12 years, the New York Times reports that a bipartisan group of legislators is questioning the basis for these price spikes.…
Rank this Week: 3255

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    E-2 Visas for Franchisee

    E-2 Visas for Franchisee
    In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses the E-2 visa option for franchisees with Sheila Purim the co-founder of Franchise Wizard, a consulting service that helps entrepreneurs connect with franchisors. The E-2 treaty investor visa…
  • May 15

    Obtaining the 212(d)(3) Waiver to Overcome Inadmissability

    Obtaining the 212(d)(3) Waiver to Overcome Inadmissability
    In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses the non-immigrant visa waiver process for individuals who are ineligible to obtain a non-immigrant visa (such as a tourist visa or work visa) due to previous immigration violations such as an…
  • May 1

    The Consequences of Overstaying the Visa Waiver Program: A Case Study

    The Consequences of Overstaying the Visa Waiver Program: A Case Study
    In this video, attorney Jacob Sapochnick explains the potential problems that may arise when an immigrant who has overstayed the Visa Waiver Program later applies for adjustment of status based on their marriage to a US citizen. In this case…
Rank this Week: 4916

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 22

    CA Required Onboarding Materials Get A Makeover

    CA Required Onboarding Materials Get A Makeover
    California employers are required to provide employees with several documents upon hire.  But not all CA employers do.  I was working with a retail boutique chain last week and when I provided them the list of required onboarding…
  • May 12

    National Survey on Restrictive Covenant

    National Survey on Restrictive Covenant
    Employers doing business in California should know that the state takes a dim view of restrictive covenants. But what about the other 49 states? You can find the answer to that question in Fox Rothschild LLP’s newly updated National…
  • May 11

    California Employers Get Some Clarity on “Day of Rest” Requirement

    California Employers Get Some Clarity on “Day of Rest” Requirement
    Earlier this week, in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, the California Supreme Court clarified some ambiguous issues involving requirements under the California Labor Code involving when a “day of rest” must be provided to employees. The…
Rank this Week: 1783

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Inconvenient Truth

    Inconvenient Truth
    I teach a class on the "how" of legal research.  In one of my post-class discussions, one vocal person emphasized her point on immigration saying, "They can't deport them all!" referring to the recent call to deport illegal aliens.Two…
  • May 15

    I just don't get it

    I just don't get it
    So, the other day I was at a restaurant and ordered a $5 burger.  Yeah, I know; Carl's Jr makes fun of those guys all the time.  Anyway, when I got my burger, I noticed yellow stuff running down the side.  I ask the server what…
  • May 8

    Always something to talk about

    Always something to talk about
    Did you realize that I've been blogging almost six (6) full years? Heck, most bloggers don't last more than a few months before they run out of things to talk about but not me. Law and legal things are like that - always something to talk…
Rank this Week: 3729

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • May 22

    True or False: A Special Counsel is the Same as A Special Prosecutor

    True or False: A Special Counsel is the Same as A Special Prosecutor
    This is false! While both terms basically refer to a person tasked with investigating legal breaches amid conflicts of interest in the government, different laws govern their appointment and operation. On May 17, 2017, acting Attorney General…
  • May 17

    15 Tech-based Legal Disruptors Changing the Field of Law

    15 Tech-based Legal Disruptors Changing the Field of Law
    Moore’s Law states the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years. While the concept is a familiar one to those working in the semiconductor industry, it can also be applied to those who practice…
  • May 12

    Fact or Fiction: In Washington D.C., It Is Legal to Record Private Conversations Without the Consent of All Participants.

    Fact or Fiction: In Washington D.C., It Is Legal to Record Private Conversations Without the Consent of All Participants.
    Incredibly, this is a fact! The District of Columbia has a “one-party consent” wiretapping law.  This means that in our nation’s capital, it is not a crime to record a phone call or conversation as long as at least…
Rank this Week: 4492

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/
  • May 22

    CA HS 11378: Explaining Prosecution Arguments & Best Defense

    CA HS 11378: Explaining Prosecution Arguments & Best Defense
    California Health and Safety Code 11378 HS makes it illegal to possess methamphetamine for the purpose of selling or distributing it to others. Convictions under this law result in felony charges, up to three years in jail, and fines of up to…
  • May 15

    CA Health & Safety Codes 11378 and 11377

    CA Health & Safety Codes 11378 and 11377
    California has several laws regarding the sale and possession of illicit substances. There are two health and safety codes that relate to methamphetamine in particular: 11378 HS and 11377 HS. These two codes break down what is illegal in the…
  • Apr 26

    1 in 3 Defendants in San Diego Not Convicted

    1 in 3 Defendants in San Diego Not Convicted
    San Diego County has displayed some interesting trends in conviction and acquittal rates for criminal cases over the past few years. According to an internal District Attorney’s Office analysis of trial results for recent years, the…
Rank this Week: 2384

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
  • May 21

    NONRESIDENTS WORKING TEMPORARILY IN CALIFORNIA

    NONRESIDENTS WORKING TEMPORARILY IN CALIFORNIA
    The digital economy has allowed increasing numbers of nonresidents to work remotely for California firms without becoming California residents, and even without paying California income taxes (see my article Nonresidents Working Remotely for…
  • May 17

    THEY’RE BACK! FTB 4600 Notices Coming Soon to You

    THEY’RE BACK! FTB 4600 Notices Coming Soon to You
    It’s that time of year again.  The time the Franchise Tax Board sends out its 4600 Notices, “Request for Tax Return,” the bane of snowbirds and other part-time residents of California, especially those with vacation…
  • Feb 9

    HOW TO TITLE US REAL ESTATE FOR CANADIANS: A Primer

    HOW TO TITLE US REAL ESTATE FOR CANADIANS: A Primer
    One of the perennial questions my Canadian clients ask me is how they should take title to their US real estate, usually a vacation home.  My answer is, it depends on a number of considerations, but the right choice probably involves a…
Rank this Week: 3320

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • May 21

    An example of how a court deals with contrary precedents in making a decision.

    An example of how a court deals with contrary precedents in making a decision.
    It has been a while since I have blogged. My apologies. Between executive orders and all the other shenanigans (if high crimes and misdemeanors are shenanigans), I have been distracted. Having not been to a demonstration since I was 16 years…
  • Jan 29

    It sure is difficult to represent someone detained in San Diego.

    It sure is difficult to represent someone detained in San Diego.
    On Friday afternoon, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order barring citizens of Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, who are not also United States citizens, from entering the United States, initially for 90 days. People…
  • Jan 2

    The USCIS fee increase inanity

    The USCIS fee increase inanity
    USCIS ushered out the old year and welcomed the new in some bizarre moves regarding fees and forms. At the end of October, USCIS announced that fees would go up on December 23, 2016.  The announcement indicated that the fee applied to…
Rank this Week: 4744

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

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

    Speaking with Imagery Could Help You Verbally Paint a Picture

    Speaking with Imagery Could Help You Verbally Paint a Picture
    A picture is worth a thousand words, but you can paint a picture verbally with far fewer words. Communicating in succinct, concrete and exact language is often a plus in the legal world, but there are times you should also break out your…
  • May 11

    Don’t Go Overboard Trying to Be Nice

    Don’t Go Overboard Trying to Be Nice
    There is definite value to being seen as nice by your client, opposing party and counsel when it comes to negotiations. They should hopefully be nice back, and they may even open up and trust you more because of your nice behavior. But overly…
  • May 4

    What Can I Do to Persuade Others?

    What Can I Do to Persuade Others?
    Being persuasive is part of your job. Whether you’re trying to persuade your client on what they plan on doing is a really bad idea or trying to persuade another party that your client’s offer to settle is very fair and…
Rank this Week: 4133

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3413

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

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

    Mileage reimbursement issues under California law

    Mileage reimbursement issues under California law
    Expense reimbursement may seem like a small issue in comparison with the other areas of liability facing California employers, but the exposure for not appropriately reimbursing employees can be substantial. In Gattuso v. Harte-Hanks…
  • May 12

    Employment practices audit: five areas to review

    Employment practices audit: five areas to review
    Happy Friday!  This Friday’s Five covers five areas that employers can start with in conducting an employment practices audit.  Coming up on the mid-point of the year, it is a good time to conduct an employment law practices…
  • May 5

    House passes the “Working Family Flexibility Act” – what California employers need to understand

    House passes the “Working Family Flexibility Act” – what California employers need to understand
    This Friday’s Five comes on Cinco de Mayo – how appropriate.  The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Family Flexibility Act, now it is being considered by the Senate.  President Trump has indicated that he…
Rank this Week: 4428

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • May 19

    Important Ways You Can Help Stop Elder Abuse

    Important Ways You Can Help Stop Elder Abuse
    Elder abuse has been called an epidemic and is viewed by many as a national crisis, for good reason. As many as five million elders in the United States are abused, neglected, or exploited each year and 90% of these cases are perpetrated by…
  • May 19

    Helpful Tips to Selecting a Nursing Home for Your Loved One

    Helpful Tips to Selecting a Nursing Home for Your Loved One
    As a nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer, one of the most common questions is, “how do I choose the right nursing home for my loved one?” Unfortunately, there is rarely an easy answer to this question. However, there are some…
  • May 4

    How Medication Errors Occur in Nursing Home

    How Medication Errors Occur in Nursing Home
    Elder abuse in any form is strictly prohibited by California law. In addition to physical abuse and neglect, medication errors in nursing homes are considered a form of elder abuse. Unfortunately, due to insufficient staffing in many…
Rank this Week: 2991

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 788

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 Fong & Aquino.

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

    On my naturalization application, I forgot to mention that time I went 60 in a 55

    On my naturalization application, I forgot to mention that time I went 60 in a 55
    The immigration lawyers at Fong & Aquino LLP have handled many applications for naturalization for our clients in the Los Angeles area as well as the Coachella Valley area. I have always chuckled about Question # 22:  “Have you…
  • May 11

    Trump’s immigration plans (beyond the wall)

    Trump’s immigration plans (beyond the wall)
    Within his first 100 days in office, President Trump has signed more executive orders than his three most recent predecessors.  For immigrants, the executive order that should cause the highest level of concern was signed on January 25,…
  • Oct 17

    Many DACA Cases Running Late

    Many DACA Cases Running Late
      The law office of Fong & Aquino has noticed that many Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals are taking a very long time.  Cases in Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs are taking over six months.  We…
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San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sanmateoinjurylawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 2045

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1634

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/
  • May 19

    How do you Treat Leases in Bankruptcy?

    How do you Treat Leases in Bankruptcy?
    A commercial landlord is confronted with a number of issues when a tenant files bankruptcy. When a tenant files bankruptcy with an unexpired lease, the debtor tenant is given the option to “assume” or “reject” the…
  • May 12

    Venture Capital Financing – Is it Right for my Startup Business?

    Venture Capital Financing – Is it Right for my Startup Business?
    Venture capital financing can be an extremely important asset to startups that do not have access to other types of traditional business financing, such as bank loans or the public markets. There can be many benefits to venture capital…
  • May 5

    What is the Importance of Letters of Intent in an M&A Negotiation?

    What is the Importance of Letters of Intent in an M&A Negotiation?
    Corporate merger and acquisitions are highly technical transactions with a lot at stake for all parties involved. It can take thousands of hours of dedicated work to finalize this type of deal and the last thing you want is to commit time,…
Rank this Week: 3198

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3726

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1906

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

Covers real estate and property law. By Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • May 18

    Defining “Projects” in a California Real Estate Partnership Agreement

    Defining “Projects” in a California Real Estate Partnership Agreement
    Author: Staff In a recent unpublished California appellate decision, the plaintiff appealed after a bench trial was conducted on his complaint for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. The case arose when one of the defendants,…
  • May 14

    Valuing Interests in a Sham Real Estate Partnership

    Valuing Interests in a Sham Real Estate Partnership
    Author: Staff In a recent California appellate decision titled Ito v. Ito, the appellate court considered how to value two brothers’ respective interests in real estate they’d bought and sold. One of the brothers, a…
  • May 10

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: How Long Must Property Be Investment Property To Qualify for Section 1031?

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: How Long Must Property Be Investment Property To Qualify for Section 1031?
    Author: Matthew Riley Matthew Riley is an attorney with Bona Law, primarily focused on antitrust, commercial litigation, real-estate, and federal administrative law. Does property that started off as non-qualifying (i.e.…
Rank this Week: 1916

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/
Rank this Week: 3225

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

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

    Spendthrift Clause - Carmack v. Reynold

    Spendthrift Clause - Carmack v. Reynold
    A common provision to include in a trust for a careless beneficiary is a spendthrift provision. This provision provides protection to a beneficiary's inheritance by limiting the ability of a creditor to attach their claim to a beneficiary's…
  • May 10

    Equitable Estoppel

    Equitable Estoppel
    When a litigant desires to seek legal action, timeliness is key. A party is generally obligated to seek redress within a certain period of time. This is known as the statute of limitations.For example, Code of Civil Procedure § 366.3(a)…
  • Apr 21

    Trust Accounting

    Trust Accounting
    A beneficiary is generally free to contest a trustee's accounting without fear of consequence. However, there is an exception to this rule.Probate Code § 17211(a) provides that "if a beneficiary contests the trustee's account and…
Rank this Week: 3355

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • May 18

    On sale bar applies even if offer doesn’t publicly disclose details of invention

    On sale bar applies even if offer doesn’t publicly disclose details of invention
    In Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 5/1/17), the Federal Circuit held that under the America Invents Act (AIA), if the existence of the sale is public, the details of the invention need not be publicly disclosed for the…
  • Apr 25

    Detailed explanation for motivation to combine required for obviousne

    Detailed explanation for motivation to combine required for obviousne
    Summary A proper rejection on obviousness requires that the examiner show how one of ordinary skill in the art would have been motivated to combine two or more prior art references to make the claimed invention. In Personal Web Technologies…
  • Apr 18

    Bar to initiate Covered Business Method review was raised

    Bar to initiate Covered Business Method review was raised
    The threshold bar for being able to successfully petition the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to initiate the covered business method review used to be low.  See Versata.…
Rank this Week: 5017

Southern California Injury Lawyer…

Southern California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. By Sharifi Firm, PLC.

http://www.southerncaliforniainjurylawyer.net/
Rank this Week: 1643

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1621

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • May 18

    Alaska Inmate’s Attorney Charged With Smuggling Drugs Into an Anchorage Jail

    Alaska Inmate’s Attorney Charged With Smuggling Drugs Into an Anchorage Jail
    A jailed inmate and his attorney are facing federal charges for a scheme to allegedly distribute drugs to an Anchorage Correctional Complex for sale between inmates, according to federal prosecutors. Kit Lee Karjala, a 54 year-old attorney…
  • May 3

    New Jersey Court Says Mom Smoking Marijuana is Not Child Abuse

    New Jersey Court Says Mom Smoking Marijuana is Not Child Abuse
    A New Jersey judge was scolded by his peers for ruling that an Essex County mom was guilty of child abuse and neglect because she occasionally smoked marijuana. On Thursday the Essex County mother was cleared of her charges almost…
  • Apr 28

    Police Use Fitbit Data to Charge Husband with his Wife’s Murder

    Police Use Fitbit Data to Charge Husband with his Wife’s Murder
    Richard Dabate, a 40 year old man from Connecticut, was charged with the alleged murder of his wife after the police found electronic evidence which included data from her Fitbit fitness tracker. In December 2015, Dabate told the police that…
Rank this Week: 3259

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

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

    California Care Facility Liable for Sex Among Special Needs Children

    California Care Facility Liable for Sex Among Special Needs Children
    In California, residential care facilities owe a duty of care to their residents. In some cases, that duty extends to when the residents are off of the facility’s campus, depending on the circumstances. In Doe v. FamiliesFirst Inc.,…
  • May 2

    Road Safety for Truckers and Drivers in California

    Road Safety for Truckers and Drivers in California
    The trucking industry in the United states have grown immensely in the last few years. The nation moves over 70% of its freight tonnage via trucks. In 2015, the trucking business generated over $700 billion, surpassing industry standards.…
  • Apr 20

    Legal Ramifications of Uber Ignoring Drunk Driver Complaint

    Legal Ramifications of Uber Ignoring Drunk Driver Complaint
    Should Uber get sued if its driver is drunk and injures or kills someone after ignoring complaints about that driver being DUI? People routinely use Uber and similar ride-share services for transportation throughout Southern California and…
Rank this Week: 2630

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Features recent criminal and DUI defense news.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Poway Still Safest City in San Diego County

    Poway Still Safest City in San Diego County
    Poway was, once again, named as the safest city in San Diego County. Safest San Diego County City is Still Poway According to recently released FBI crime statistics for 2016, Poway had a 7 percent decrease in crime in 2016, thus marking it…
  • May 11

    Did You Get a Cinco de Mayo DUI?

    Did You Get a Cinco de Mayo DUI?
    Typically over big weekends like Cinco de Mayo (commonly referred to as Cinco de Drinko) the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will team up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to keep impaired drivers off San…
  • May 4

    Truck Driver Fired for Refusing to Text and Drive

    Truck Driver Fired for Refusing to Text and Drive
    A San Diego based truck driver Thomas R. Aylott recently sued his former employer on claims that he was fired because of his refusal to text and drive. Refusal to Text and Drive Causes Truck Driver to be Fired Thomas R. Aylott, 53, has sued…
Rank this Week: 2093

Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman…

Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman Blog

Covers criminal and DUI defense news and updates.

http://www.danielperlmanlaw.com/blog.shtml
  • May 18

    Sessions Wants to Crack Down on Drug Offender

    Sessions Wants to Crack Down on Drug Offender
    Attorney General Jeff Session has ordered federal prosecutors to crack down on drug offenders. He also made it plain that he has plans to turn back to an earlier, tougher stance seen in the earlier eras of the four-decades-long war on drugs.…
  • May 11

    UCLA Financial Director Charged with Embezzlement

    UCLA Financial Director Charged with Embezzlement
    A UCLA finance director has been arrested and charged with the embezzlement of tens of thousands of dollars from City University of New York. He worked at CUNY from 2008 to 2012 as a finance official. Embezzlement Charges Against UCLA…
  • May 2

    Woman Arrested For Puppy Smuggling and Fake Pet Rescue

    Woman Arrested For Puppy Smuggling and Fake Pet Rescue
    Nine puppies are up for adoption following a bust on a puppy smuggling and Fake Pet Rescue operation. Fake Pet Rescue Results in Woman Arrested For Puppy Smuggling The nine dogs were among 19 puppies in 42-year-old Megan Ann…
Rank this Week: 2089