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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/
  • Jul 20

    What Happens to a Living Trust when a Spouse Passes Away?

    What Happens to a Living Trust when a Spouse Passes Away?
    In this blog article, we will address the issue of living trusts as they apply to married couples and what happens to the trust upon the passing of the first spouse. First, we will review the value of living trusts in general. Many…
  • Jun 24

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?
    70 percent of seniors will eventually need living assistance and you should be aware of the potential long-term care costs that you could face as a senior. The post Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance? appeared first on Law Office of…
  • Jun 15

    Protecting Your Family in a Digital World

    Protecting Your Family in a Digital World
    What follows are some of the tips and strategies provided by the speaker, Jeff Lanza, a Retired FBI Agent, on how to better protect yourself and your family in a digital world. The post Protecting Your Family in a Digital World appeared first…
Rank this Week: 2529

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
  • Jul 20

    Why is BART in the long-term airport parking business?

    Why is BART in the long-term airport parking business?
    As BART’s ridership has surged over the past five years, the system has developed a shortage of station parking. On a typical weekday, many of BART’s lots fill up before 7:30 AM. Among those who do not secure a space, some have…
  • Jul 15

    7 years after cuts, restoration of off-peak BART service remains distant

    7 years after cuts, restoration of off-peak BART service remains distant
    Seven years ago in the midst of the Great Recession, BART significantly cut evening and Sunday service in an effort to balance its budget. Prior to cutting service, BART provided 15 minute headways – a level of frequency that supported…
  • Jul 11

    Are Pokemon Go’s creators potentially liable for injuries caused by inattentive game players?

    Are Pokemon Go’s creators potentially liable for injuries caused by inattentive game players?
    According to the Washington Post of July 11, 2016, although Pokemon Go (the latest summertime craze made by Niantic, Nintendo, and the Pokemon Company) was released just five days ago, it has already taken the country by storm. This…
Rank this Week: 3111

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

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

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
Rank this Week: 1711

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/
  • Jul 19

    When One Parent Stays Home – Consent for International Travel with Minor Children

    When One Parent Stays Home – Consent for International Travel with Minor Children
    Parents traveling internationally with children need permission letters from other parent or documentation of sole custody.
  • May 4

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will
    Prince's failure to execute a simple Will means he lost control of his estate. In California, the requirements for a valid holographic Will make it easy for anyone to write one.
  • Mar 26

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016
    On October 5, 2015, Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law. The law requires that two doctors determine that a patient has six months or less to live before the lethal drugs can be prescribed. Patients also must be mentally…
Rank this Week: 3462

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    D.C. Circuit Holds Informational Standing Nonexistent Prior to 12-Month Finding

    D.C. Circuit Holds Informational Standing Nonexistent Prior to 12-Month Finding
    In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed the dismissal of an environmental organization’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) claim, concluding that the organization lacked standing because the…
  • Jul 14

    Fifth Circuit Upholds USFWS Designation of “Uninhabitable” Critical Habitat for Endangered Dusky Gopher Frog

    Fifth Circuit Upholds USFWS Designation of “Uninhabitable” Critical Habitat for Endangered Dusky Gopher Frog
    In a 2-1 decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected challenges to the final rule designating critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and National Environmental Policy…
  • Jul 8

    Bipartisan ESA Bill Proposes Funding for State Program

    Bipartisan ESA Bill Proposes Funding for State Program
    In a year that has already seen its fair share of attempts to reform the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”), another proposal has made its way into the House of Representatives.  Representatives Don Young (R-Alaska) and Debbie…
Rank this Week: 4722

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

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

    California Court Considers Alleged Change of Circumstances In Request for Child Custody Modification

    California Court Considers Alleged Change of Circumstances In Request for Child Custody Modification
    There are state laws applicable to every aspect of a family law case. The California Family Code governs actions for divorce, spousal support, child custody, and many of the attendant issues to be resolved. Courts interpret such laws in light…
  • Jul 12

    California Court Determines Jurisdiction for Child Custody Dispute

    California Court Determines Jurisdiction for Child Custody Dispute
    One of the lesser-known legal hurdles in a family law case concerns the appropriate jurisdiction within which to bring your claims. Whether it is an action for divorce, child custody, spousal support, or any other related matter, parties must…
  • Jul 5

    California Court Denies Father’s Request to Modify Child Support Award

    California Court Denies Father’s Request to Modify Child Support Award
    In most divorce cases involving children, the family court will order the amount of monthly child support to be paid to the supported spouse. That amount will remain in effect for as long as the court decides, or until one party can show a…
Rank this Week: 3257

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Jul 19

    It You Got ‘Em…Flaunt ‘Em: A California Trustee’s Duty to Use Special Skill

    It You Got ‘Em…Flaunt ‘Em: A California Trustee’s Duty to Use Special Skill
    “If you got it, flaunt it baby!” That’s one of my favorite lines from the movie The Producers by Mel Brooks. The same can be said of California Trustees (although not referring to their looks of course). For Trustees, if you…
  • Jul 5

    The Downside of Co-Trustees in California Trust

    The Downside of Co-Trustees in California Trust
    Acrimony between Co-Trustees can raise significant problems. Co-Trustees each have a duty to participate in the administration of the Trust (PC 16013). A Co-Trustee also has a duty to prevent the other Co-Trustee from committing a breach of…
  • Jul 5

    The Downside of Co-Trustees in California Trust

    The Downside of Co-Trustees in California Trust
    Acrimony between Co-Trustees can raise significant problems. Co-Trustees each have a duty to participate in the administration of the Trust (PC 16013). A Co-Trustee also has a duty to prevent the other Co-Trustee from committing a breach of…
Rank this Week: 3548

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

Focuses on men and the legal issues that they must face as fathers and husbands. By David Pisarra.

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Jul 19

    Can Taylor Swift Sue Kanye West or Kim Kardashian for Libel? Find out here

    Can Taylor Swift Sue Kanye West or Kim Kardashian for Libel? Find out here
    I was interviewed by Hollywoodlife.com on the burning issue of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian being guilty of libel or slander of Taylor Swift and if that means there’s a lawsuit in the works. It turns out that Kim Kardashian West…
  • Jul 9

    Will Louis Tomlinson Pay Briana Jungwirth OUTRAGEOUS CHILD SUPPORT?

    Will Louis Tomlinson Pay Briana Jungwirth OUTRAGEOUS CHILD SUPPORT?
    So in the never ending world of child custody and child support battles, the demands can get outrageous. Case in Point – Briana Jungwirth, who plays baby-mama to Louis Tomlinson is looking for a bigger payday! Louis is already paying…
  • Jun 9

    MFL#044 – Suicidal Thoughts of Men and How To Help Them.

    MFL#044 – Suicidal Thoughts of Men and How To Help Them.
    Today’s show is about suicide and suicide prevention tactics for men going through a divorce. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in America, Men are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than women. White males were 70% of the…
Rank this Week: 2961

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

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

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    There are still no formulas for personal injury cases - including car accident

    There are still no formulas for personal injury cases - including car accident
    I have been saying this for 12 years while running my own law firm. Prior to that, I said it for almost a decade working for insurance companies. And yet, despite what I say, people do not listen. So let's...
  • May 31

    The Statute of Limitation

    The Statute of Limitation
    The what of what? I typically hear people call it the statue of limitations. However, folks, it is not a statue. It is a statute, or a law. The statute of limitations tells you how long you have to sue...
  • May 24

    Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

    Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
    Of all the automobile insurance coverage that exists, Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) is THE MOST important coverage. (In California, uninsured motorist also acts as underinsured motorist coverage.) Why is Uninsured Motorist Coverage so…
Rank this Week: 584

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Jul 19

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?
    People often think of life insurance as “tax-free,” but that’s not entirely true.  Life insurance proceeds generally are income-tax-free to your beneficiaries, but if you own the policy at your death, the proceeds may…
  • Jul 19

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?
    People often think of life insurance as “tax-free,” but that’s not entirely true.  Life insurance proceeds generally are income-tax-free to your beneficiaries, but if you own the policy at your death, the proceeds may…
  • Jul 1

    Jason Wansor Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell

    Jason Wansor Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell
    Jason W. Wansor Joins the Law Firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP is pleased to announce that Jason Wansor has joined the firm, effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Wansor is an accomplished civil…
Rank this Week: 1775

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Jul 18

    What Matters.

    What Matters.
    #allcatslivesmatter #alldogslivesmatter To be completely honest, I am not sure about anyone else....
  • Jul 11

    Answering Interrogatories.

    Answering Interrogatories.
    Several years ago, my friend and Renaissance man Ray Ward at his superb the (new) legal writer flagged a nicely done nuts-and-bolts resource for answering written interrogatories by Manhattan's Judge Gerald Lebovits which appeared in the…
  • Jul 11

    The Last Boomer: "It was the rock 'n' roll, mate".

    The Last Boomer: "It was the rock 'n' roll, mate".
    I see them in the streets I see them in the field I hear them shouting under my feet And I know it's got to be real. Oh, Lord, deliver me All the wrong I've done You can deliver...
Rank this Week: 2122

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 18

    Broadest reasonable interpretation does not mean broadest

    Broadest reasonable interpretation does not mean broadest
    During examination of a patent application, the patent examiner reviews the claims to determine whether the claimed invention is novel and non-obvious in light of the prior art or existing technology. In order to review the claims, the…
  • Jul 5

    S.Ct. revamps enhanced damages for patent infringement

    S.Ct. revamps enhanced damages for patent infringement
    Summary of Halo case In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. (S.Ct. June 13, 2016), the Supreme Court recently redefined the standard for determining when enhanced damages under 35 U.S.C. §284 is appropriate and when the…
  • May 26

    Software inventions increasingly eligible for patent

    Software inventions increasingly eligible for patent
    The case of Enfish v. MSFT (Fed. Cir. 2016) is one of the rare Section 101 case in which the Federal Circuit identified claims for software inventions as eligible for patent protection after the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice and…
Rank this Week: 4029

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?

    Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?
    Sometimes a California limited liability company (LLC) or California corporation dissolves and files a final tax return which shows it has a refund coming, but the refund is $800 short. How could this happen? It’s because the…
  • Jul 15

    LLC Annual Fee Clarified by Franchise Tax Board

    LLC Annual Fee Clarified by Franchise Tax Board
    A limited liability company (“LLC”) doing business in California (whether organized under California law or the law of another state) must pay an LLC annual fee on its “total income from all sources derived from or…
  • Apr 21

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

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!
    California charges a minimum franchise tax of $800 each year. This is a tax on the privilege of being a corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the corporation is profitable or even if it has any revenue. The state wants its ……
Rank this Week: 1581

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Is It Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?

    Is It Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?
    Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in U.S. v. Nosal. The decision included an interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030. It’s a lengthy opinion and covers a…
  • Jul 6

    California Innocence Project Praised by Exonerated Man

    California Innocence Project Praised by Exonerated Man
    It was heartfelt thanks expressed by William Richards to the law students at the San Diego based California Innocence Project (CIP). The Project is a law school clinic dedicated to freeing innocent men and women who have been wrongfully…
  • Jun 22

    School Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement

    School Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement
    A man employed by the Carlsbad school district was sentenced this week for his role in stealing almost $150,000 from the Carlsbad Unified School District. Daniel Czypinski previously served as technical director for the Cultural Arts Center.…
Rank this Week: 3272

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Is It Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?

    Is It Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?
    Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in U.S. v. Nosal. The decision included an interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030. It’s a lengthy opinion and covers a…
  • Jul 6

    California Innocence Project Praised by Exonerated Man

    California Innocence Project Praised by Exonerated Man
    It was heartfelt thanks expressed by William Richards to the law students at the San Diego based California Innocence Project (CIP). The Project is a law school clinic dedicated to freeing innocent men and women who have been wrongfully…
  • Jun 22

    School Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement

    School Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement
    A man employed by the Carlsbad school district was sentenced this week for his role in stealing almost $150,000 from the Carlsbad Unified School District. Daniel Czypinski previously served as technical director for the Cultural Arts Center.…
Rank this Week: 3051

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jul 17

    Internet Answers, Unsocial Media, and Blood Shed

    Internet Answers, Unsocial Media, and Blood Shed
    I don’t write as much as some other bloggers. Sometimes, I think it’s because I’m not as smart; I don’t see things as clearly. Other times, I think it’s just because having been a lawyer for only about 10 years,…
  • Jul 8

    Tin Soldier

    Tin Soldier
    If I don’t start with this, too many people are not going to be able to get past their own prejudices to understand what I’m going to try to say here: I am not going to advocate for shooting police officers. In fact, I posted this…
  • Jul 1

    Teach Your Children Well (Part 2 of 2)

    Teach Your Children Well (Part 2 of 2)
    Yesterday, I wrote a blog post after reading a Facebook posting from a friend, Hank Delcore. That post focused on the idea that children should be taught how to deal with police officers who might try to question them when their parents were…
Rank this Week: 1058

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop
    Within the last year in California, reports reveal that there were 882 fatalities due to drunk driving. As a result of this high number of fatalities, California strongly enforces its regulations regarding drunk driving. These consequences…
  • Jul 8

    Plea Bargains Explained

    Plea Bargains Explained
    Many of us believe that every criminal case ends up at trial. In reality, many cases end with a plea agreement between the defense and prosecution, which often provides a favorable outcome for the defendant. California continues to respect…
  • Jul 1

    Common Fourth of July Crime

    Common Fourth of July Crime
    While the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our country’s independence, enjoy summer vacation, and watch as fireworks explode in the sky, it is also a time when many individuals take the opportunity to engage in crime. This article…
Rank this Week: 3889

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
  • Jul 17

    How to Deal with Criminal Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Case

    How to Deal with Criminal Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Case
    How to Deal with an Emergency Protective Order or Criminal Protective Order in Domestic Violence Cases If you have been arrested for domestic violence there is a good chance there will be an emergency protective order issued immediately…
  • Jun 11

    Mental Health Issues in DUI and Criminal Defense

    Mental Health Issues in DUI and Criminal Defense
    Mental Health Issues in Criminal and DUI Defense I have often said that the majority of my cases involve substance abuse, financial pressures or relationship troubles. Many involve more than one of these issues. More and more lately, my…
  • Jun 9

    We are Moving to Encino

    We are Moving to Encino
    The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens are moving to Encino After over eight years working on the corner of Sepulveda and Ventura, we are moving down the road to 16030 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 260, Encino, 91436. Doron Tisser and Brian…
Rank this Week: 3026

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 15

    The Dreaded Custodial Exchange

    The Dreaded Custodial Exchange
    Ever wonder what the experience is like for a child of divide when she is handed of from one parent another? Rachelle Bergstein wants to tell you. My parents broke up when I was 5 years old, which means memories of life before shared custody…
  • Jun 9

    Alameda County Reorganizes Family Law Court

    Alameda County Reorganizes Family Law Court
    The long awaited consolidation of the family law departments in the Alameda County Superior Court appears to be complete. All of the family law departments that had previously been conducting business at the George E. McDonald Hall of Justice…
  • May 29

    No Fault Divorce

    No Fault Divorce
    California pioneered the concept of no fault divorce, a system that since been adopted in some form by most of the U.S. States. But what is no fault? The Huffington Post has an informative article on the topic. Please click here to learn…
Rank this Week: 2213

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4044

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Is the Institution of Marriage Under Assault?

    Is the Institution of Marriage Under Assault?
    There are no doubt people in this country who believe the institution of marriage is dead and should now be buried, that there is no longer a need or a use for marriage as it use to be described in our society.  Marriage has…
  • Jun 8

    What is Quasi-Community Property?

    What is Quasi-Community Property?
    Quasi-community property, what is it and what effect does this classification have on the distribution of the marital estate during divorce proceedings? Marital property, no matter what jurisdiction you live in, is any property that was…
  • Mar 2

    Step Parent Rights – An Overview – Santa Rosa Law Blog

    Step Parent Rights – An Overview – Santa Rosa Law Blog
    Step parent rights. Many families today are bit less traditional than they were a few decades ago. It is not uncommon for parents to remain unmarried while raising their children or for divorced individuals to remarry and blend two families.…
Rank this Week: 3073

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1623

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

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

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2514

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Jul 15

    Emergency Groundwater Management Regulations Now in Effect, Certain to Make an Impact

    Emergency Groundwater Management Regulations Now in Effect, Certain to Make an Impact
    The California Water Commission recently approved new emergency regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans (“GSPs”). In addition to substantially affecting groundwater management practices and procedures under…
  • Jun 24

    New Federal Law Fast Tracks Energy and Infrastructure Project

    New Federal Law Fast Tracks Energy and Infrastructure Project
    Looking only at its name, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), a long-term funding bill adopted by Congress in late 2015, would seem to benefit only ground transportation projects. For the most part, FAST has been…
  • May 26

    CEQA Reform and the California Supreme Court

    CEQA Reform and the California Supreme Court
    The need for “reform” of the California Environmental Quality Act is acknowledged by development interests and environmental groups alike. The challenge is that these stakeholders have very different ideas of what that reform…
Rank this Week: 1908

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jul 15

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign
    On July 13, 2016, the Senate passed by 92-2 vote the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (S. 524), a comprehensive set of 18 bills targeting the opioid crisis, which bill the U.S. House of Representatives approved in a 407-5 vote…
  • Jul 14

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
  • Jul 12

    Texas supreme court temporarily halts state Medicaid cuts for home health therapy programs for disabled children

    Texas supreme court temporarily halts state Medicaid cuts for home health therapy programs for disabled children
    The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s planned rate reductions for Medicaid home health services for severely disabled children, holding that a temporary injunction issued by a…
Rank this Week: 1754

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jul 14

    Fear

    Fear
    Someone renting the house across the street from me has been blasting loud music very late at night, and I've been wondering how to deal with it. The other night I wanted to go knock on his door at 2 am, but I was afraid that might cause an…
  • Jun 10

    Fighting

    Fighting
    In the highly-charged atmosphere of our current political season, is more fighting really what we need? Senator Elizabeth Warren evidently thinks so. Here is a portion of Senator Warren's comments on the Rachel Maddow show last night, when…
  • May 21

    Pre-litigation dispute resolution

    Pre-litigation dispute resolution
    More evidence that the practice of law has changed in fundamental ways: At a panel presentation this week at the SCMA employment institute, Ann Kotlarski, who represents employers and Curt Surls, who represents employees, both agreed that…
Rank this Week: 3918

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/
  • Jul 14

    New Client: Villa Portofino Homeowners Association

    New Client: Villa Portofino Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Villa Portofino Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association’s legal counsel. Villa Portofino is a planned development located at the southern gateway to the…
  • Jun 27

    New Client: Woodbury Lafayette Community Association

    New Client: Woodbury Lafayette Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Woodbury Lafayette Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association’s legal counsel. Woodbury Lafayette is a brand new condominium community by The New Home…
  • Jun 22

    Associations Could Be Held Liable for the Employees of Independent Contractor

    Associations Could Be Held Liable for the Employees of Independent Contractor
    On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) published its decision in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. case (“BFI Case”). In that case, Browning-Ferris Industries of California,…
Rank this Week: 2922

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Undue Influence by a Child

    Undue Influence by a Child
    A child is free to assist a parent with drafting their estate plan. However, a child cannot exert undue influence on the parent. A recent unpublished opinion involved the latter scenario for the late Elizabeth Plott.The opening paragraph…
  • Jun 30

    Attorney as Beneficiary of a Client's Estate (Don't do it!)

    Attorney as Beneficiary of a Client's Estate (Don't do it!)
    Santa Barbara County CourthouseAttorneys can receive gifts from clients. For example, one client gave me cookies during the holiday season a few years ago. Attorneys, however, should generally never write a testamentary instrument that…
  • Jun 17

    Amanuensis - Estate of Stephen

    Amanuensis - Estate of Stephen
    Can a person sign for somebody else on a document without their written authorization, e.g. on a deed? The answer is yes. The legal term for this is "amanuensis." See  Estate of Stephens (2002) 28 C4th 665.In Estate of Stephens, the…
Rank this Week: 2916

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2725

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Covers California probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, incapacity and related topics. By Helene P. Dreyer Koch.

http://indianwellsestateplanningattorney.com/
  • Jul 14

    What Is a Discretionary Trust?

    What Is a Discretionary Trust?
    A “discretionary trust” gives the trustee discretion over how, when, and if the beneficiaries may access trust assets. Certain uses of the money might be deemed acceptable, whereas other uses will be restricted. For instance, the…
  • Jun 25

    How Can You Help with Their College Expenses?

    How Can You Help with Their College Expenses?
    If you have children or grandchildren who have not yet completed their college education, you may be wondering how to help them achieve that goal. Two popular choices are the 529 College Education Plan and an Education Trust. A 529 ……
  • Feb 19

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?
    POLST stands for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” It differs from an Advance Healthcare Directive (aka medical power of attorney or power of attorney for healthcare) in several ways and is NOT intended to replace…
Rank this Week: 2346

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Comp Should Sue Purdue

    Comp Should Sue Purdue
    Over the past weekend the Los Angeles Times published a startling investigative story on Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, and everything they knew about illegal distribution of the drug, their investigations, their suspicions ... and…
  • Jul 13

    Uncompensated Californian

    Uncompensated Californian
    The third in a series, WorkCompCentral's latest special report on benefit adequacy, specifically temporary disability indemnity, takes a look at California.This is, of course, of particular interest to me. I'm from California and as much as…
  • Jul 11

    The Shrinking Market

    The Shrinking Market
    WorkCompCentral correspondent, Peter Rousmaniere, recently did an analysis of injury frequency rates by state and projected those declines out to the future, calendar year 2024.SUMMARYHere's the bottom line for those who's attention spans are…
Rank this Week: 3668

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneur

    Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneur
    Some of my favorite quotes of interest to entrepreneurs and small business people from a collection of 20 Small Business Quotes ("20 Small Business Quotes That Will Inspire You", about.com, March 15, 2016):“The critical ingredient is…
  • Jun 1

    Client Launches New Science Fiction Website

    Client Launches New Science Fiction Website
    Today, a client launched a new website - www.recursor.tv - "The Future Reflected" - dedicated to original and aggregated science fiction videos and web series. Please visit and enjoy!
  • Apr 18

    California personal income taxe

    California personal income taxe
    Two-thirds of California's overall tax revenue comes from personal income taxes, with the top fifth of income earners paying 90%, and the top one percent paying 45%, of these taxes.Source: The tax man cometh, and California rich –…
Rank this Week: 1236

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    IRS Tech Issue

    IRS Tech Issue
    I have a memory from my first job as a lawyer that reminds me how slow the legal profession can be ...
  • Apr 5

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured
    The Affordable Care Act is intended to make affordable health insurance available to all. But we have seen that simply making it available does not result in 100% enrollment…not even close. It seems odd that you would have to push…
  • Apr 5

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured
    The Affordable Care Act is intended to make affordable health insurance available to all. But we have seen that simply making ...
Rank this Week: 2657

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Covers discovery plans, depositions, interrogatories and privileges. By Katherine Gallo.

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Jul 13

    Avoiding the Technical Mistakes When Drafting Written Discovery

    Avoiding the Technical Mistakes When Drafting Written Discovery
    Recently I received a telephone call from an attorney wanting to discuss whether opposing party’s objections to her special interrogatories had any merit.  Listening to the list of objections, it was clear that the opposing party…
  • Jun 1

    Discovery and the Motion for Summary Judgment

    Discovery and the Motion for Summary Judgment
    In most practices areas, facts are king. The attorney who can discover and present the best “facts” will be the most persuasive when presenting their case to the judge or jury. However, some cases can be won in…
  • Apr 5

    The Interrogatory Says What it Say

    The Interrogatory Says What it Say
    There are very few discovery cases that come out each year.  Usually they are are significant and involve privileges such as Coito v. Superior Court and Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court.  The newly reported…
Rank this Week: 3675

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3667

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Fracking judicial review

    Fracking judicial review
    On 7 July 2016, local community groups Frack Free Ryedale and Friends of the Earth applied to the High Court to judicially review the decision made by the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) regarding Third Energy’s permit to frack in…
  • Jun 27

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision
    As discussed in a prior post, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl recently struck down the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. In the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, the BLM imposed stricter rules on well…
  • Jun 22

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated
    Last year, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a rule heightening the requirements placed on hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and tribal land. Specifically, the BLM heightened the rules for well casing and…
Rank this Week: 1753

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

Covers consumer credit law. By Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLC.

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jul 12

    New Reporting by Collection Agencies & Debt Buyer

    New Reporting by Collection Agencies & Debt Buyer
    Effective last month, collection agencies and debt buyers that report information to the credit bureaus must report the name of the original creditor and may not report debt that did not arise from a contract or agreement to pay, which…
  • Jun 7

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination
    A report by the National Consumer Law Center entitled Past Imperfect: How Credit Scores and Other Analytics “Bake In” and Perpetuate Past Discrimination shows how past discrimination perpetuates low credit scores. Credit…
  • Jun 7

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination
    A report by the National Consumer Law Center entitled Past Imperfect: How Credit Scores and Other Analytics “Bake In” and Perpetuate Past Discrimination shows how past discrimination perpetuates low credit scores. Credit…
Rank this Week: 518

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    Immigration Law: An Overview for Every Practitioner

    Immigration Law: An Overview for Every Practitioner
    There is a common misconception that the practice of immigration law is limited to individuals seeking to immigrate to the United States via a U.S. citizen spouse or child. The reality, however, is that the practice of immigration law is much…
  • Jul 5

    Corrective Deed of Trust in California- Is It Enforceable?

    Corrective Deed of Trust in California- Is It Enforceable?
    Title insurers often discover defects in transactions after escrow has closed. When this occurs, they regularly request that parties to a real estate transaction execute “corrective” trust deeds or grant deeds.…
  • Jun 29

    First American Title Company Wires $513K to Fraudsters; Sues Realtor

    First American Title Company Wires $513K to Fraudsters; Sues Realtor
    After falling victim to a well-known scam in which fraudulent wire instructions are sent by email, First American Title Company sued the Realtor who recommended its escrow services.
Rank this Week: 2953

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Jul 12

    FREE CALIFORNIA PROBATE BOOK

    FREE CALIFORNIA PROBATE BOOK
    It’s not on Amazon yet, there has been no official press release, but my book HOW TO LIVE AND DIE WITH CALIFORNIA PROBATE (A Layman’s Guide to Understanding Probate in California) has been printed and is in my hot little hands!…
  • Jun 27

    CONSOLIDATE YOUR ASSETS INTO YOUR TRUST

    CONSOLIDATE YOUR ASSETS INTO YOUR TRUST
    As you likely know, in the email world, to use ALL CAPS means that you are “yelling.”  Or, should I say, “YELLING!?”  So the title to this post could be construed as my YELLING and I am ok with that. For the…
  • Apr 1

    Lessons from mom on estate planning

    Lessons from mom on estate planning
    It’s only been three weeks, to the day, since my mom died and I have a few thoughts on what I have learned in regard to her estate planning matters. Some things done right and things not done right. VICTORY: My mom named me as…
Rank this Week: 2807

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    Cultural Differences Also Need to be Negotiated

    Cultural Differences Also Need to be Negotiated
    Whether you’re negotiating a matter here in the U.S. or representing a party in negotiations that involve a matter overseas, in addition to the complexities that come in any negotiation you’re also dealing with potential language…
  • Jul 12

    How Do You Negotiate With Someone Who Always Says No?

    How Do You Negotiate With Someone Who Always Says No?
    Resolving a matter is always worth at least a try. There are a number of reasons why a case didn’t settle and not trying to negotiate is reason number one. The other party, for whatever reason, may be very negative and difficult to deal…
  • Jul 7

    Use Visual Teaching to Educate Your Client and the Opposing Party

    Use Visual Teaching to Educate Your Client and the Opposing Party
    Not all brains are wired the same. We learn in different ways. Trying to educate someone in the style that works best for you may not work the best for that other person. Adapting how you provide information to your audience may make your…
Rank this Week: 4325

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

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

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Jul 11

    California PAGA Amendments Passed July 1, 2016

    California PAGA Amendments Passed July 1, 2016
    With the stated purpose of reducing “unnecessary litigation” and lowering the cost for employers doing business in California, on June 27, 2016 Governor Brown signed  SB 836, an amendment to California’s…
  • Jun 10

    Ninth Circuit Holds individual testimony regarding damages does not defeat class certification

    Ninth Circuit Holds individual testimony regarding damages does not defeat class certification
    The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the United States District Court’s granting a motion for class certification holding where a complaint alleges a company violated the law in the same way as to each member of a large class of…
  • Apr 22

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell
    California employment law recognizes two types of commissioned employees: (1) outside salespersons (Labor Code  § 1171) and (2) inside salespersons (8 Cal.C.Regs. § 11040, 11070).  Whether you are an employer or employee,…
Rank this Week: 3705

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1301

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Vann H. Slatter, Esq., APLC.

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyer.net/
  • Jul 11

    What Is Proposition 213 And How Can It Limit My Damage Recovery After An Accident?

    What Is Proposition 213 And How Can It Limit My Damage Recovery After An Accident?
    If you have been in an automobile collision that was not your fault, and you were driving without insurance at the time of the accident, there is a law in California that will prevent you from getting what would be the full value of your…
  • Jun 29

    Should I Submit To An MRI After My Injury?

    Should I Submit To An MRI After My Injury?
    During the course of 30+ years practicing personal injury law in Los Angeles, I have been asked by many clients whether it is a good idea to submit to an MRI as a part of their personal injury claim. In this article, I discuss the pros and…
  • Jun 20

    What Type Of Insurance Should I Carry On My New Car?

    What Type Of Insurance Should I Carry On My New Car?
    Getting a new car can be a very exciting time in a person’s life. That new-car smell, all the newest technology, bells, and whistles. Looking out into the driveway to see it sitting there, new paint glimmering in the sun. You love your…
Rank this Week: 1747

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/
  • Jul 11

    Why Have EpiPen Costs Spiked 5-6X in 12 Years?

    Why Have EpiPen Costs Spiked 5-6X in 12 Years?
    Image Credit: Mylan(R) Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli isn’t the only one charging new prices for old medicine. It appears that Mylan, the manufacturer of the EpiPen, has increased the price of its emergency epinephrine injection 5-6X over…
  • Jun 21

    Tip Skimming from Waitstaff is a Serious and Under-Reported Problem

    Tip Skimming from Waitstaff is a Serious and Under-Reported Problem
    Food safety is about more than just pathogens and pesticides. It’s also about making sure that the people who grow, process, cook, and serve our food have safe working conditions and are treated fairly. Tips provide a substantial…
  • Oct 22

    Shigella Food Poisoning Outbreak Closes San Jose Restaurant

    Shigella Food Poisoning Outbreak Closes San Jose Restaurant
    (Photo credits: http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_28995979/update-dozens-sickened-12-intensive-care-after-eating; KGO ABC 7 News.) The Santa Clara County Health Department has closed Mariscos San Juan, a San Jose, California seafood…
Rank this Week: 3110

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Jul 10

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat
    In today’s Los Angeles Times, Tom Petruno’s (@tpetruno) article entitled, Debt Threat Looms, again, he warns us of inevitable business cycles and where the economy is headed.  You see, in order for the economy to move full…
  • Jun 16

    Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy

    Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy
    I was just talking with a friend of mine the other day, Damon Day; and he was mentioning that he is seeing more and more folks all across the country, who have attended these unaccredited schools and carrying an enormous amount of student…
  • May 26

    New and Improved Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge

    New and Improved Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge
    Getting rid of those pesky, overwhelming student loans in bankruptcy just got a bit easier, thanks to a case in which an attorney won a bid to shed $250,000 in student debt. The case is In re Barrett, No. 14-43516; Barrett v. U.S. Department…
Rank this Week: 3547