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California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3824

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/
  • Aug 26

    Who Is Competent to Make a Will?

    Who Is Competent to Make a Will?
    Your estate plan should be tailor-made to suit your specific needs, because your family is unique from every other. You should consider the life situation and personal proclivities of every person on your inheritance list. Slicing up a pie…
  • Aug 20

    What is Division of Assets? (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    What is Division of Assets? (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Division of Assets is the name commonly used for the Spousal Impoverishment provisions of the Medicare Catastrophic Act of 1988. It applies only to married couples. The intent of the law was to change the eligibility requirements for Medi-Cal…
  • Aug 19

    FREE REPORT – A Family Guide on Medicaid/Medi-Cal Planning: What it is, How it Works, and Why You Need a Plan

    FREE REPORT – A Family Guide on Medicaid/Medi-Cal Planning: What it is, How it Works, and Why You Need a Plan
    It is possible to qualify for Medi-Cal and to preserve your resources. There are assets that are not counted, such as your home, your vehicle, and personal possessions. And, if you were to enter a nursing home, your spouse could keep his or…
Rank this Week: 2150

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Protect Yourself and Loved Ones through Estate Planning

    Protect Yourself and Loved Ones through Estate Planning
    If you have the means to do so, almost everyone - including veterans - might want to consider setting up a formal legal plan to protect your assets. This plan can protect you and your children, while protecting your eligibility...
  • Aug 24

    Elder Law 101: What Exactly is Elder Law, Anyway?

    Elder Law 101: What Exactly is Elder Law, Anyway?
    What exactly is Elder Law, anyway? This may have been a question you've asked yourself somewhere along the way. As the country's population ages and baby boomers find themselves facing their golden years, more and more people find themselves…
  • Aug 20

    Special Needs Planning

    Special Needs Planning
    It's never easy to discuss end of life plans. It's even more difficult when those plans must include determining care for a child or family member with special needs. There are the obvious issues of determining guardianship, establishing…
Rank this Week: 1929

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    How to Break the News of Your Los Angeles DUI to Your Boss [5 Strategies]

    How to Break the News of Your Los Angeles DUI to Your Boss [5 Strategies]
    Perhaps even more scary than contemplating going to jail for your recent Los Angeles DUI charge or facing the prospect of walking two miles to and from Trader Joe’s to get your groceries every week for the next year is the specter of…
  • Aug 24

    3 Reasons Why the Hot Summer Months Compound the Dangers of Driving DUI in Los Angele

    3 Reasons Why the Hot Summer Months Compound the Dangers of Driving DUI in Los Angele
    Driving DUI in Los Angeles can result in a veritable smorgasbord of problems — legal, personal, financial and even emotional. These might include license suspension, forced installation of an interlock ignition device in your car, jail…
  • Aug 21

    After Your Los Angeles DUI: The Biggest Hangover of Your Life?

    After Your Los Angeles DUI: The Biggest Hangover of Your Life?
    Whether police arrested you for a Los Angeles DUI after you veered across three lanes on the 101 on early Saturday morning, after partying hard with WB execs, or you lost your composure (and your balance) at a DUI check point, you’re…
Rank this Week: 4350

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    DUIs With A Twist

    DUIs With A Twist
    Although there’s no such thing as a typical arrest for DUI in Los Angeles, most cases don’t stand out as memorable for police officers. But sometimes they come across a DUI suspect that they will remember—and are likely tell…
  • Aug 24

    Is Uber Reducing California DUIs?

    Is Uber Reducing California DUIs?
    Could ride-sharing apps like Uber make a significant dent in the number of fatal accidents related to DUI in Los Angeles? Two students at Temple University are saying they already are. Brad Greenwood and Sunil Wattal wrote a paper…
  • Aug 21

    Deadly California DUI

    Deadly California DUI
    DUI-related accidents in California resulted in several fatalities in early August. Although police didn’t report any deaths due to DUIs in Los Angeles proper around that time, motorists in other parts of the state weren’t as…
Rank this Week: 1195

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3251

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: 3221

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1984

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3826

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/
  • Aug 25

    California Court Overturns Divorce Settlement Due to Coercion

    California Court Overturns Divorce Settlement Due to Coercion
    Many different factors can affect the length and cost of a divorce proceeding, not the least of which concerns the parties' ability to negotiate and interact with each other in a civil and amiable manner. Spouses who are able to work together…
  • Aug 18

    California Court Upholds Termination of Child Support by "Operation of Law"

    California Court Upholds Termination of Child Support by "Operation of Law"
    Parents who decide to divorce or separate must address a host of difficult issues, both financial and emotional. Among the most contentious is child support. Fortunately, there are state guidelines that assist the parties in calculating an…
  • Aug 11

    California Court Reviews Modification of Child Custody Default Judgment

    California Court Reviews Modification of Child Custody Default Judgment
    Laws governing marriage and divorce vary from state to state. In California, if one spouse decides to file for divorce, the court has the power to end the marriage, even if the other spouse does not agree or want to get divorced. Accordingly,…
Rank this Week: 3379

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: 1555

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 718

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Aug 24

    A Legal Morass: Overlapping Takings Law With the Endangered Species Act

    A Legal Morass: Overlapping Takings Law With the Endangered Species Act
    Last week, Jeremy Jacobs posted an interesting article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Horne v. Dep’t of Agriculture, No. 14-275 (U.S. Jun. 22, 2015), and its potential application to…
  • Aug 4

    Federal Highway Funds to Continue Flowing — Until October 2015

    Federal Highway Funds to Continue Flowing — Until October 2015
    Despite efforts by Congress to finally approve a long-term highway bill that would have secured funding for key infrastructure projects for the next several years, last week Congress managed only to kick the issue down the road a few more…
  • Jul 17

    Should California Eliminate USPAP as its Sole Standard of Valuation Practice for Real Estate Appraisers?

    Should California Eliminate USPAP as its Sole Standard of Valuation Practice for Real Estate Appraisers?
    Six weeks ago, I wrote about California Assembly Bill 624 and the Appraisal Institute’s effort to change California law that presently requires all licensed appraisers to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal…
Rank this Week: 3864

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    The 2 Year Rule for J-1 Visa

    The 2 Year Rule for J-1 Visa
    In this episode, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick, discusses the 2-year rule on the J-1 visa. J-1 visa holders are required to go to their home country for 2 years after the program. You have to either comply or get a waiver, if not, the…
  • Aug 20

    Update on OPT Stem Extension

    Update on OPT Stem Extension
     In this episode, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick, provides an update on the OPT Stem Extension Decision. Notes: OPT STEM has been extended. This ruling will basically stop OPT Program. District Court Judge Ellen Hovel found that the…
  • Aug 10

    How to Apply for an I-601 Extreme Hardship Waiver

    How to Apply for an I-601 Extreme Hardship Waiver
    In this episode, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick, discusses one of our most frequently asked questions: How to apply for an I-601 Extreme Hardship Waiver. For more information click below. It is our pleasure to assist you. Why is an I-601…
Rank this Week: 4046

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

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

    FROM 1,600 BILLABLE HOURS TO 2,100? WHAT?

    FROM 1,600 BILLABLE HOURS TO 2,100? WHAT?
    This morning on the radio I heard that the number of average annual required billable hours for attorneys not so long ago was 1,600 a year.  Today that number is 2,100.  Taking pen in hand I found out that was 500 more than it used…
  • Aug 18

    LEARN HOW TO UPDATE YOUR WEBSITE TODAY!

    LEARN HOW TO UPDATE YOUR WEBSITE TODAY!
    DON’T LET YOUR WEBSITE BE A HOLE IN THE GROUND! Your website is your best brochure and your blog is your most effective device to keep in contact with your clients and colleagues. Now that we have millions of websites to evaluate we…
  • Aug 11

    WHY CAN’T I WORK MY GOALS?

    WHY CAN’T I WORK MY GOALS?
        Sorry, I missed yesterday.  I know you are all waiting with bated breath (that’s holding your breath in fear. I just looked it up) for my new blog.  So here goes: I asked myself as I coach more and more…
Rank this Week: 1779

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    How Prison Realignment Gave Thousands the Right to Vote

    How Prison Realignment Gave Thousands the Right to Vote
    A new change in law is restoring the right to vote for thousands of persons convicted of a crime in California. Do you think people with a criminal record should have a right to vote?
  • Aug 17

    Recent Rulings Clarify California Three Strikes Reform Act

    Recent Rulings Clarify California Three Strikes Reform Act
    Prop. 36 changed California's Three Strikes law, but did it change it for everyone? Two recent court rulings clarified Prop. 36. Our Three Strikes law attorneys explain.
  • Aug 3

    Orange County Crime Lab Using New Fingerprint Detection Technology

    Orange County Crime Lab Using New Fingerprint Detection Technology
    The Orange County Crime Lab is using new fingerprint technology that can identify you using prints from any part of your hand. How could this impact your case?
Rank this Week: 912

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/
  • Aug 24

    Top 5 Qualities to Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer

    Top 5 Qualities to Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer
    No one ever plans to need a personal injury lawyer. Accidents happen to all of us, everyday, and for some of us, the consequences last for months, years or an entire lifetime. When that accident happens through no fault of your own, or, God…
  • Aug 17

    3 Celebrity Courtroom Sketches MUCH Worse than Tom Brady’s!

    3 Celebrity Courtroom Sketches MUCH Worse than Tom Brady’s!
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you surely have seen the news stories regarding the less-than-flattering courtroom sketch that was done of New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady. The sketch by veteran sketch artist Jane…
  • Aug 10

    The Rising Cost of Law School: Is a Law Degree Still a Good Investment?

    The Rising Cost of Law School: Is a Law Degree Still a Good Investment?
    If you’ve been reading the news you’ve probably seen multiple headlines about how tough the job market is for law school graduates. In fact, a recent study done by The Ohio State law professor Deborah Jones Merritt examined 2010…
Rank this Week: 4248

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Taking and Winning an Appeal in a Conservatorship Proceeding

    Taking and Winning an Appeal in a Conservatorship Proceeding
    Firm partner Yasha Bronshteyn, a practitioner who handles conservatorships, is looking forward to attending program presented by the Elder Law Committee of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.…
  • Jun 30

    California Law Provides Ways to Amend or Revoke an Irrevocable Trust

    California Law Provides Ways to Amend or Revoke an Irrevocable Trust
    At Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP we are dedicated to providing efficient, effective, and affordable solutions to clients involved in conservatorship cases, trust and estate disputes, as well as other types of family law issues. We are here…
  • Jun 3

    Trusts and Estates Section Presents A View From the Bench

    Trusts and Estates Section Presents A View From the Bench
    We are looking forward to attending the annual Los Angeles County Bar Association View From the Bench lunch. This year’s program will include a “State of the Court” address by the Hon. Maria E. Stratton and “Top…
Rank this Week: 3281

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

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

    I want it back

    I want it back
    Every day I get told stories.  Some fanciful like the guy who swore the girl looked 21 and was now looking at a 288 charge.  Some scary like the guy who had been staked by a rather large linebacker sized female.  Then there are…
  • Aug 17

    What would you do?!

    What would you do?!
    So, I'm sitting at the reference desk and I see this guy hanging across the way over by the Federal Digest.  Normally, I go up to people who appear lost in the stacks but this guy wasn't lost.  He was watching me.  Basically, a…
  • Aug 10

    Word of the Month for August 2015: Nystagmu

    Word of the Month for August 2015: Nystagmu
    This last month I attended the yearly AALL Annual Meeting and Convention for law Librarians. One of the presentations was entitled "Attorney Research Skills: Join the Conversation between Law Firm and Academic Law Librarians."  What I…
Rank this Week: 3582

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Arizona Sheriff’s case against Obama is thrown out

    Arizona Sheriff’s case against Obama is thrown out
    Politico reports that three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled unanimously on Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio lacked legal standing to challenge President Obama’s executive actions on…
  • Aug 24

    Not all Drug paraphernalia crimes make you deportable

    Not all Drug paraphernalia crimes make you deportable
    In light of Mellouli v. Lynch, the Ninth Circuit found that the Nevada statute under which the petitioner was convicted for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia was overbroad, because it penalizes possession of paraphernalia in…
  • Aug 24

    EB-5 Program in question.

    EB-5 Program in question.
    Forbes reports on the current state of the EB-5 investor immigrant program and reauthorization efforts, stating “it seems doubtful that anything more ambitious than a short-term extension of the existing EB-5 program will be passed…
Rank this Week: 2673

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/
  • Aug 24

    AB 596 Signed! New FHA and VA Disclosures Required Beginning July 1, 2016

    AB 596 Signed! New FHA and VA Disclosures Required Beginning July 1, 2016
    New Legislation* Civil Code Section 5300 requires a HOA to prepare and distribute to its members an annual budget report. The annual budget report serves as a consolidated disclosure statement which must include numerous items of information,…
  • Jul 29

    New Client: Portola Hills Community Association

    New Client: Portola Hills Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Portola Hills Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Portola Hills is a planned development located in Trabuco Canyon, surrounded by the…
  • Jul 24

    Occupancy Limitations and Homeowners Association

    Occupancy Limitations and Homeowners Association
    On January 20, 2015, a tragic fire ripped through a condominium complex in the city of San Juan Capistrano, killing three, injuring six, and displacing eighty residents living in eight units.  The decedents were three of seventeen…
Rank this Week: 2981

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
Rank this Week: 2721

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
  • Aug 24

    California’s doctrine of primary assumption of the risk: what, when, and how far?

    California’s doctrine of primary assumption of the risk: what, when, and how far?
    California’s “primary assumption of the risk” doctrine was first set forth in Knight v. Jewett (1992) 3 Cal.4th 296. That case involved a plaintiff’s claim for personal injuries sustained when the defendant knocked her…
  • Aug 20

    While SFPD tickets bicyclists, illegally parked cars in front of city hall go unnoticed

    While SFPD tickets bicyclists, illegally parked cars in front of city hall go unnoticed
    Last week we snapped an image that encapsulates the state of transportation policy in San Francisco: in front of City Hall along Fulton Street lies a row of illegally parked cars in the median of the street. We had never noticed this before,…
  • Aug 17

    Caltrans’ zombie highway

    Caltrans’ zombie highway
    Last week, we examined the I-80 Smart Corridor project and its highway-like approach to San Pablo Avenue. To recap, Caltrans has exercized its jurisdiction over San Pablo Avenue (as State Route 123) to provide capacity relief for I-80,…
Rank this Week: 3025

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Decisionmaking in Nursing Homes for Incompetent Resident

    Decisionmaking in Nursing Homes for Incompetent Resident
    According to a recent article from Kaiser Health News, until recently, a California law permitted nursing homes to make decisions—include about end-of-life care—for nursing home residents who have been declared incompetent.…
  • Aug 14

    Blood Thinner Causing Nursing Home Death

    Blood Thinner Causing Nursing Home Death
    A common blood-thinning drug, Coumadin, has been cited as the cause for numerous deaths in nursing homes, according to a recent article in the Washington Post. What’s the problem with Coumadin? In short, it requires that a very precise…
  • Aug 7

    Difficult Decisions for Families as Nursing Home Costs Rise

    Difficult Decisions for Families as Nursing Home Costs Rise
    When the costs of nursing home care are too high to provide families with seemingly decent options, do the risks of nursing home abuse and neglect become more prominent? According to a recent article from The Associated Press, elderly…
Rank this Week: 797

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

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

    A Simple Formula For Kick-Ass Car Buying

    A Simple Formula For Kick-Ass Car Buying
    The next time you’re looking for a new or newer car, remember to consider the landed costs, which include the taxes, annual registration, maintenance costs, insurance, gas consumption costs, and the like.  For more information on…
  • Aug 10

    Transportation Costs For That Car: Landed Cost

    Transportation Costs For That Car: Landed Cost
    It’s amusing when a friend tells me how much money they’re saving in gas with their brand new hybrid vehicle that they just proudly purchased. I’m sure it’s a much more fuel efficient car, but the question I have, is…
  • Aug 3

    50 Cent in One Hand and Half a Dollar . . .

    50 Cent in One Hand and Half a Dollar . . .
     . . . in the other.  I’m a bankruptcy lawyer.  There, I said it.  My product is a service that helps my clients save assets and eliminate debt.  The problem with my business model is that it sparks a never…
Rank this Week: 3592

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 23

    Advantages of an IPR for defendant

    Advantages of an IPR for defendant
    Bottom line: For parties accused of patent infringement an IPR (inter partes review) for the reasons below is an attractive alternative to full blown litigation for attacking the validity of a patent.   Amendments to the claims are…
  • Aug 18

    CBM patents broadly construed as any financial activity

    CBM patents broadly construed as any financial activity
    Bottom line: A covered business method (CBM) proceeding is a post patent grant proceeding at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Anyone to challenge the validity of certain patents based on any invalidity ground, with minor…
  • Aug 10

    CAFC defines competitive injury for false patent marking

    CAFC defines competitive injury for false patent marking
    In order to unfairly deter competition, companies would falsely mark a product as “patent pending” or even place a patent number on the product when no patent application or patent existed. Sometimes companies would make an…
Rank this Week: 3930

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Traffic Deaths and Injuries on Pace to Reach Highest Since 2007

    Traffic Deaths and Injuries on Pace to Reach Highest Since 2007
    Traffic deaths are 14 percent higher in 2015 than they were during the same period in 2014, and serious injuries are 30 percent higher, according to the National Safety Council. From January to June, almost 19,000 people died in traffic…
  • Aug 5

    Arizona Court Rules Against Worker Injured After Business Errand

    Arizona Court Rules Against Worker Injured After Business Errand
    An Arizona court ruled that an employee injured in a car accident is not entitled to workers' compensation even though she was doing a business-related errand to finish her work day. The employee, while driving home, deviated from her normal…
  • Jul 22

    Amusement Park Visit was a Gas!

    Amusement Park Visit was a Gas!
    In June 2009, Kent and Jennifer Higgins and family visited Santa Claus, an Indiana amusement park owned and operated by the Koch Development Corp. The filter pump connected to the park's lazy river malfunctioned. As staff worked to fix the…
Rank this Week: 2031

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 21

    San Diego Police Department Refuses to Release Video of Officer Shooting Homeless Man- Media Sues for Release

    San Diego Police Department Refuses to Release Video of Officer Shooting Homeless Man- Media Sues for Release
    Five San Diego news outlets have filed suit to release a video tape of a homeless man being shot and killed in the alley behind an adult store.  In April, I blogged about this story, as police shootings were highly publicized.  This…
  • Aug 14

    The San Diego DUI Innocence Files- Taking a Nap

    The San Diego DUI Innocence Files- Taking a Nap
    Everyone knows NOT to drink and drive.  Those that work with alcohol forensic toxicologists and criminal cases that involve alcohol and other drugs know that it is a tricky drug.  People begin to drink, and their judgment is…
  • Aug 12

    The San Diego DUI Innocence Files- Stopped on the Five

    The San Diego DUI Innocence Files- Stopped on the Five
    Prior to practicing in criminal law as a prosecutor, I worked in other areas of the law.  I represented homeowners in civil complex litigation lawsuits where they sued the developers and subcontractors that built their faulty, crocked…
Rank this Week: 2906

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Full DUI blitz underway in Orange County

    Full DUI blitz underway in Orange County
    DUI Checkpoints and Saturation patrols in Orange County now until Labor Day The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced today that a “full force” DUI task force will be underway from now, September 21, 2015 through…
  • Feb 19

    Shoplifting and Theft Defense

    Shoplifting and Theft Defense
    Arrested for shoplifting?  What do you do if you didn’t mean to steal?   Please click to play the audio:   Transcript:   Hi – This is Orange County Defense attorney Joe Dane. I’ve posted many articles,…
  • Feb 16

    The police didn’t read me my rights! Now what? Miranda and the law

    The police didn’t read me my rights! Now what? Miranda and the law
    What happens if the police didn’t read you your rights?  Can your entire case be thrown out or dismissed?   Please click to play audio (approximately 4 minutes):     Transcript of audio:   Hi – it’s…
Rank this Week: 1265

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

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

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

    EPA MUST CONSIDER COSTS OF REGULATING NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION

    EPA MUST CONSIDER COSTS OF REGULATING NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION
    The Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) placed national limits on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The agency projected MATS to prevent 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700 heart attacks and…
  • Aug 21

    Dallas repeals its plastic-bag ordinance

    Dallas repeals its plastic-bag ordinance
    The Dallas City Council passed the ordinance in 2014, in an effort to move shoppers away from the bags by requiring stores to charge 5 cents for each bag requested by the shopper. As we know here in California, the...
  • Aug 21

    EPA IN RETREAT

    EPA IN RETREAT
    Nothing lasts forever, which is what the federal Environmental Protection Agency may be finding out. Formed in the very early 1970’s under President Richard Nixon, EPA for the last 45 years has become a sacrosanct agency, revered by…
Rank this Week: 1839

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

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

    Apple Suffers Patent Invalidation in Samsung Case

    Apple Suffers Patent Invalidation in Samsung Case
    IPNews® - Apple took a hit in its continuing back and forth with nemesis Samsung, as the USPTO issued a finding that calls into question the validity of one of Apple’s iPhone patents. USPTO records show that one of Apple’s…
  • Aug 14

    Pop Group LMFAO Not Laughing About New Beer Trademark Dispute

    Pop Group LMFAO Not Laughing About New Beer Trademark Dispute
    IPNews® - A dispute has arisen between the popular music group LMFAO and a Michigan craft brewery, over the name of one of the brewery’s beers, the LMFAO Stout. Despite the founders of the brewery contending that they had no intent…
  • Aug 7

    Warner Music "Happy Birthday" Copyright Lawsuit Heating Up

    Warner Music "Happy Birthday" Copyright Lawsuit Heating Up
    IPNews® - Warner Music Group may soon see the end to a two year copyright battle that will decide if Warner owns a valid copyright to the song “Happy Birthday”.  A class action lawsuit against Warner has alleged that the…
Rank this Week: 3713

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

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

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Mediation Guidelines for Divorcing Parent

    Mediation Guidelines for Divorcing Parent
    To most people that have not had a divorce, Orange County divorce seems like one of the hardest most complex legal cases. They believe that the California courts and the Orange County divorce mediation services are enemies of one another,…
  • Aug 18

    The Role of the Mediator in Orange County Divorce Mediation

    The Role of the Mediator in Orange County Divorce Mediation
    Orange County divorce mediation is fast becoming one of the leading ways for people to get divorced and end their relationships. The role of mediation has increased in recent years with more and more people looking for an empowered mediation…
  • Aug 14

    Celebrities Turning to California Divorce Mediation

    Celebrities Turning to California Divorce Mediation
    Divorce has become something of norm in the society today with people increasingly looking to end their relations irrespective of their long standing associations with one another. Increasingly, the entertainment industry which is popular for…
Rank this Week: 1020

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Aug 21

    Supreme Court takes up discovery issue: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls)

    Supreme Court takes up discovery issue: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls)
    On August 19, 2015, the Supreme Court granted review in Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC), No. S227228. In this case, the plaintiff moved to compel production of employee names and contact information in a representative…
  • Aug 11

    "Will Uber drivers get class-action status for employment case?"

    "Will Uber drivers get class-action status for employment case?"
    The motion for class certification in the Uber misclassification case made the San Francisco Chronicle. The motion was argued last Thursday before U.S. District Judge Edward Chen. The article relates a few interesting exchanges that took…
  • Aug 5

    New Ninth Circuit CAFA "amount in controversy" opinion: Yocupicio v. PAE Group, LLC

    New Ninth Circuit CAFA "amount in controversy" opinion: Yocupicio v. PAE Group, LLC
    In Yocupicio v. PAE Group, Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. Jul. 30, 2015), the Ninth Circuit held that the amounts sought in plaintiff's non-class PAGA claim could not be added to the amounts sought in plaintiff's class claims in...
Rank this Week: 1647

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Estate Plan?

    Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Estate Plan?
    Instant gratification has become the expectation in many cases during our current era, and this is largely due to the emergence of the Internet. Without question, the fact that you can obtain information about anything with the click of a…
  • Aug 20

    Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Estate Plan?

    Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Estate Plan?
    Instant gratification has become the expectation in many cases during our current era, and this is largely due to the emergence of the Internet. Without question, the fact that you can obtain information about anything with the click of a…
  • Aug 20

    Using Powers of Attorney in California: Questions and Answer

    Using Powers of Attorney in California: Questions and Answer
    Using Powers of Attorney in California: Questions and Answers from Timothy Murphy   Powers of attorney give someone else the ability to represent your interests or make decisions on your behalf. Learn more about powers of attorney in…
Rank this Week: 2151

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Why Won't The School Implement My Child's IEP Or 504 Plan?

    Why Won't The School Implement My Child's IEP Or 504 Plan?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Time and time again, I meet with parents who are baffled why their child's IEP (Individualized Educational Program) or 504 Plan (accommodations plan) is not being…
  • Jul 9

    High School Sports And Gender Identity- Which Team Can I Play On?

    High School Sports And Gender Identity- Which Team Can I Play On?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Is your son or daughter transgender, identifying as the opposite sex?  Do they play sports?  Which team do they play on: the teams of their physical gender (for…
  • May 5

    When In Doubt Go To The School District

    When In Doubt Go To The School District
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Are you frustrated that your school's Principal or Vice Principal are not listening nor acting adequately on your school complaints?  Are you being given a blank…
Rank this Week: 2827

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

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

    Initial Estimates from May Data Breach were Low

    Initial Estimates from May Data Breach were Low
    It seems there was good reason for downplaying May’s security breach in the IRS “Get Transcript” application.  It really was quite a bit worse than they had described it back in May.  The breach was first described…
  • Aug 10

    IRS Impersonators Have New Trick

    IRS Impersonators Have New Trick
    Scam artists, posing as IRS agents, who contact innocent taxpayers out of the blue and demand payment on tax bills that don’t exist are getting more crafty and casting a bigger net these days. For at least the past few … Continue…
  • Jul 29

    Commissioner Koskinen Asked to Resign

    Commissioner Koskinen Asked to Resign
    IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, has been on the job for only a couple years, but he was brought in at a very difficult time for the agency. He was appointed by Pres. Obama and given the task of cleaning things … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3171

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3568

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Is an Adopted Adult Child a Person's Legal “Issue”?

    Is an Adopted Adult Child a Person's Legal “Issue”?
    Words matter when making a will or trust. Any ambiguity in the meaning of your estate planning documents may lead to protracted litigation among your family members or other designated beneficiaries. And even in cases where you think you are…
  • Aug 17

    Confusion Over Mother's Estate Plan Leads to Siblings' Court Battle

    Confusion Over Mother's Estate Plan Leads to Siblings' Court Battle
    A mother of six adult children owned a home in San Luis Obispo County. She lived in the house with one of her sons and his wife. The couple, together with two of the other children, gave their mother money each month to help pay her…
  • Aug 14

    Late Actor's Estate Prompts Litigation Between Sister, Biological Daughter

    Late Actor's Estate Prompts Litigation Between Sister, Biological Daughter
    Many people avoid making a will because they assume they will die without leaving a probate estate. And while estate planning can help keep many assets out of probate, you should always prepare for unexpected claims that may arise after your…
Rank this Week: 785

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates.

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1250

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

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

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Aug 19

    Forced Arbitration Locks Consumers Out of Court

    Forced Arbitration Locks Consumers Out of Court
    Hidden in the small print on the back of the standard form automotive contract is a paragraph of legalese called an arbitration clause. Translated into ordinary English, this pre-printed, non-negotiable language means California car buyers…
  • Aug 18

    FCC Curbs Robocalling Abuse

    FCC Curbs Robocalling Abuse
    Robocalls - those annoying phone calls made either with automated telephone dialing systems or a pre-recorded artificial voice -- are the basis for the most rapidly increasing category of consumer complaints to federal consumer protection…
  • Jul 31

    Honda Finance Resuelve Investigación de Discriminación

    Honda Finance Resuelve Investigación de Discriminación
    American Honda Finance Corporation pagará $24 millones en compensación y cambiará la forma en que hace negocios para resolver un caso de discriminación presentada por el Departamento de Justicia y la Oficina de…
Rank this Week: 903

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    JENNIFER MORALES - CORRUPT ASBESTOS TRUST LAWYER - LIAR

    JENNIFER MORALES - CORRUPT ASBESTOS TRUST LAWYER - LIAR
    "Don't become a lawyer - they are all corrupt." We all heard it prior to entering law school. I thought they were wrong. I've now learned in my 24 years as an attorney - at least in asbestos bankruptcy trust litigation - they were…
  • Aug 17

    PETALUMA LAWYER STEPHEN HEALY SUED - Malpractice, Fraud, Breach of Contract

    PETALUMA LAWYER STEPHEN HEALY SUED - Malpractice, Fraud, Breach of Contract
    Petaluma lawyer Stephen Healy has been sued by the Mandelbrot Law Firm.Filed Complaint - Mandelbrot v. Healy.pdf "The Complaint provides a good description of the misconduct of Stephen Healy," said attorney Michael Mandelbrot. "He's one of…
  • Aug 17

    MANVILLE TRUST - CHIEF JUDGE MORRIS (NY) CALLS MANVILLE TRUSTEE ACTIONS UNAUTHORIZED

    MANVILLE TRUST - CHIEF JUDGE MORRIS (NY) CALLS MANVILLE TRUSTEE ACTIONS UNAUTHORIZED
    On July 16, 2015, Judge Cecelia Morris (Chief Bankruptcy Judge - NY) deemed Manville Trustee actions unauthorized and without due process by suspending an attorneys claims. Manville Transcript - 7-16-2015 - key portions highlighted.pdf "They…
Rank this Week: 3583

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s): Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)

    The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s): Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)
    Susan Hartman, of the Law Offices of Susan L. Hartman, recently attended The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and The International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP) approved DWI Detection and Standardized Field…
  • Apr 30

    San Diego BUI (Boating Under The Influence) Law

    San Diego BUI (Boating Under The Influence) Law
    The Law Offices of Susan L. Hartman recently wrote a blog article about biking or cycling under the influence.  Now that it’s almost summer, not only is it good to brush up on the biking laws, it is also good to do a quick…
  • Mar 16

    San Diego County DMV Hearing Officer Guilty: Accepting DUI Defense Attorneys’ Bribe

    San Diego County DMV Hearing Officer Guilty: Accepting DUI Defense Attorneys’ Bribe
    In San Diego County, or anywhere in California, if you are arrested for drunk driving, two processes automatically begin.  One is the court process which is handled through the criminal court system and involves criminal charges and…
Rank this Week: 4666

The Parenting Lawyer

The Parenting Lawyer

Covers family law. By Lauren Johnson

http://www.theparentinglawyer.com/
  • Aug 18

    “Why Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer Before Talking To The Social Worker?”

    “Why Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer Before Talking To The Social Worker?”
    deer in a cage courtesy of freedigitalimages.net This morning I got a call from a potential new client who had made an appointment but called to cancel because he wanted to “wait and see how it goes” with the social worker. This…
  • Jul 30

    How To Build Healthy Boundaries And Teach Them To Your Kid

    How To Build Healthy Boundaries And Teach Them To Your Kid
    white vinyl fence by digidreamgrafix at freedigitalphotos.net I love boundaries. I love how they keep us safe, emotionally and physically. I love how we get to determine what our limits are as humans (and parents) and how our…
  • Jul 28

    3 Barriers to Reunification in CPS Cases That Parents Can Overcome

    3 Barriers to Reunification in CPS Cases That Parents Can Overcome
    hurdle courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net When I represent parents in CPS cases, the first thing I do is look at the family’s strengths and vulnerabilities. With my client as my partner, I strive to understand what has led the family…
Rank this Week: 1331

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/
  • Aug 18

    San Diego Police Department Uses Facial Recognition Software

    San Diego Police Department Uses Facial Recognition Software
    This week, the New York Times published an article about law enforcement’s use of facial recognition software. The article specifically mentions the San Diego Police Department, and accuses it of misuse of this software. Facial…
  • Aug 15

    Gang Member Becomes Attorney and Mentor

    Gang Member Becomes Attorney and Mentor
    If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in the San Diego area, it is vital that you contact an experienced attorney ASAP. The Law Offices of Sean F. Leslie have extensive experience fighting all types of charges, and we can help…
  • Aug 6

    DUI Checkpoint

    DUI Checkpoint
    Although they may not be the best tool for the identification of drunk drivers, DUI checkpoints are still commonly used in the San Diego area (and throughout the state of California). The efficiency and accuracy of these checkpoints are…
Rank this Week: 3982

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    OPT Extension for STEM Students Could be in Jeopardy

    OPT Extension for STEM Students Could be in Jeopardy
    Back in 2008, Optional Practical Training (OPT) was extended from 12 to 29 months for STEM students but a ruling by a court last week puts this extension in jeopardy. OTP is available to students on F-1 visas who have graduated or…
  • Aug 7

    How to a Renew Green Card

    How to a Renew Green Card
    A green card is the documentation granted to lawful permanent residents (LPR) by the USCIS which demonstrates that the holder is authorized to legally work and live in the United States. Green cards generally expire after 10 years.…
  • Jul 9

    Criminal Convictions Can Result in Serious Immigration Consequence

    Criminal Convictions Can Result in Serious Immigration Consequence
    Criminal convictions are always accompanied with consequences.  However the consequence for immigrant visa-holders can be dire.  Depending on the nature of the crimes committed, immigrants can face deportation, inadmissibility or…
Rank this Week: 1232