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California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Oct 10

    Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate is Taking Off

    Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate is Taking Off
    by Ben Reznik Once considered an area of Los Angeles that had virtually nothing to do after 5pm, downtown Los Angeles is experiencing a development boom. Sure, part of it is due to the fact that our regional economy is on an upswing. But…
  • Sep 16

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision
    By Scott Castro California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decisionOil and gas lease sales on public lands set to resume in 2015 based upon independent fracking report On August 28, 2014 the California…
  • Aug 26

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
Rank this Week: 815

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Glotzer & Sweat, LLP.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    Car Crash Resulting in Multiple Teen Deaths in Orange County CA

    Car Crash Resulting in Multiple Teen Deaths in Orange County CA
    A car crash resulting in multiple teen deaths in Orange County, CA was reported by the Los Angeles Times to involve the following all too common factors in traffic collisions involving younger persons as follows: The auto accident happened at…
  • Sep 25

    CHP to Pay $1.5 Million For Police Brutality

    CHP to Pay $1.5 Million For Police Brutality
    The Los Angeles Times reported today (see article here) that the California Highway Patrol has agreed to settle a civil rights police brutality claim for $1.5 Million.  The plaintiff, Marlene Pinnock, was a 51 year old woman who was held…
  • Sep 18

    Res Ipsa Loquitur – Can Negligence Be Presumed in California Injury Claims?

    Res Ipsa Loquitur – Can Negligence Be Presumed in California Injury Claims?
    “Res Ipsa Loquitur” is a Latin phrase which, literally, translates to, “the thing speaks for itself.”  Under California personal injury laws, its meaning is that there are times when evidence cannot necessarily be…
Rank this Week: 1741

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Railroaded

    Railroaded
    In 1998 I got wrongfully accused of a lewd act with my son. This event was supposed to have happened 5 years prior to conviction. No real dates or times of this event were documented nor were presented in the […] The post Railroaded…
  • Oct 7

    Wrongfully Charged

    Wrongfully Charged
    My name is Shawn and I have a unique situation so I’ve been told. A little over 2 years ago I was involved in a domestic altercation in which I had no choice but to defend myself. However I was […] The post Wrongfully Charged…
  • Oct 2

    Expungement

    Expungement
    33 years ago I was drinking with my buddies and one was killed. I know it was reduced to a misdemeanor reckless driving. This is showing up as “pending” on my Life Scan, so I can’t get the job I […] The post…
Rank this Week: 598

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/
  • Oct 9

    The Massive Airbag Recall You Do Not Know About

    The Massive Airbag Recall You Do Not Know About
    Recall-related news is all over the place. However, many Americans are probably not aware of a massive airbag recall that has been going on for many months now. This recall affects an important safety feature in your car that could…
  • Oct 8

    CPSC Likely to Ban Magnet Toy

    CPSC Likely to Ban Magnet Toy
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has admitted that it is considering the possibility of banning magnet toys linked to a number of child choking injuries and fatalities. The CPSC has admitted that at least one fatality last year…
  • Oct 8

    Honda Goldwing Motorcycle Recall Linked to Tire Defect

    Honda Goldwing Motorcycle Recall Linked to Tire Defect
    A tire dragging problem that could lead to a fire is being blamed for a massive recall of Honda Goldwing motorcycles. The company recently recalled approximately 100,000 Gold Wing touring motorcycles, claiming that an issue with a secondary…
Rank this Week: 403

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Oct 9

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection
    Recently I was contacted to help on a party’s Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Requests for Admissions. In viewing opposing counsel’s responses to the discovery,…
  • Sep 9

    What is a General Objection?

    What is a General Objection?
    ANSWER:     A fictional document. A non-existent objection neither based in statutory authority nor found in case law. A statement by a party during the discovery phase that they will neither be held to the Code of Civil…
  • Aug 5

    Why Every Insurance Carrier Should Insist That The New Construction Form Interrogatories Be Used

    Why Every Insurance Carrier Should Insist That The New Construction Form Interrogatories Be Used
      John Podesta, an insurance coverage attorney in San Francisco, brings us his perspective on why the Form Interrogatories for Construction Defect should be used.  For over 20 years John has has handled hundreds of…
Rank this Week: 2503

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead
    Five days ago, a fiery three car collision ended with the tragic loss of five lives in Chino. According to a news article at CBS Los Angeles, four of the deceased victims were friends who graduated from Roosevelt High School. Crews were…
  • Jun 6

    Four People Lose Their Lives After Truck Jackknifes on Interstate 10

    Four People Lose Their Lives After Truck Jackknifes on Interstate 10
    On May 21 of this year, an accident involving a truck carrying steel pipes triggered a bus accident that left four people dead. According to a report at U.S. News & World Report,  a flatbed truck was hauling steel pipes on a remote…
  • May 4

    Orange County Deputy Recognizes Attempted Robbery Suspect While Viewing Surveillance Footage

    Orange County Deputy Recognizes Attempted Robbery Suspect While Viewing Surveillance Footage
    On Monday April 28, a San Clemente man was arrested after being viewed in surveillance footage and recognized by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy.  The man was allegedly attempting to rob a CVS Pharmacy just before 5 p.m. in the…
Rank this Week: 3085

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 477

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    Penalties For DUI With Priors In Orange County

    Penalties For DUI With Priors In Orange County
    DUI’S WITH PRIORS If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County California, hiring an experienced DUI Defense Lawyer should be your first step toward getting the DUI arrest behind you. Although a conviction…
  • Oct 3

    Felony DUI vs. Misdemeanor DUI in Orange County California

    Felony DUI vs. Misdemeanor DUI in Orange County California
    Typically, if you are arrested for driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated, you will be charged with a misdemeanor. However, there are situations that can and will result in a felony DUI. Here are some examples of felony…
  • Sep 9

    The DMV’s Power to Suspend Your License

    The DMV’s Power to Suspend Your License
    Most people do not realize how much power the California Department of Motor Vehicles has until they are forced to come in contact with them.  Unfortunately this is usually as a result of being arrested for driving under the…
Rank this Week: 3967

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla
    LA JOLLA – A 45-year-old La Jolla woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car on Girard Avenue, NBC San Diego reported. Just before noon, authorities say the woman was unloading her car when an elderly driver backed…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw
    Last month, a jury in Chicago federal court awarded $1.25 million to an Illinois man who was severely injured by a defective table saw.  The victim, Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of two other fingers in 2007…
  • Oct 6

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash
    BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway…
Rank this Week: 123

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    What are the Potential Consequences of a Second Offense Los Angeles DUI?

    What are the Potential Consequences of a Second Offense Los Angeles DUI?
    A person who has been stopped on the suspicion of driving under the influence will be charged under California Vehicle Code §23152. If a person has been convicted of a DUI within ten years, the previous DUI will be considered when…
  • Sep 30

    How Does it Impact my Los Angeles DUI Case if I have Minors in my Vehicle?

    How Does it Impact my Los Angeles DUI Case if I have Minors in my Vehicle?
    If you are stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence, you may potentially be facing a DUI conviction. There are certain elements that must be proven by Prosecutors beyond a reasonable doubt before a person can be convicted. They…
  • Sep 23

    Retaining an Attorney for a Torrance DUI

    Retaining an Attorney for a Torrance DUI
    DUI’s are common charges that people all over Southern California face. It is a growing concern, and not all drivers are stopped lawfully, or legitimately. Torrance, being an active, and lively area, there is a consistent concern for…
Rank this Week: 1120

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    What is the parent's legal liability in California for personal injuries when a teenage child throws a party at your house?

    What is the parent's legal liability in California for personal injuries when a teenage child throws a party at your house?
    With four grown children, I've experienced the angst that all parents do when their teenage children go to a "party" at a friend's house. And on the few occasions when I've left home for a weekend and left my older kids at home, I have felt…
  • Mar 18

    New California Law Reduces Bicycle Injury Accident

    New California Law Reduces Bicycle Injury Accident
    Everyday I see articles in the newspapers about bicyclists being injured in collisions with autos. Recently, Governor Brown signed a bill which should help reduce the number of these accidents. The new law (AB 1371), known as "Three Feet for…
  • Dec 3

    Alameda Pedestrian Accidents Raise Safety Concern

    Alameda Pedestrian Accidents Raise Safety Concern
    This past November two pedestrians were critically injured in separate auto accidents in Alameda. One accident occurred on Bay Farm Island, and the other occurred on Webster Street near the Posey Tube. Both accidents are still under…
Rank this Week: 257

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3229

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3471

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

Covers case law, regulation and legislation affecting the insurance industry. By Barger & Wollen LLP.

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Oct 7

    California Insurance-Related Bills Signed into Law

    California Insurance-Related Bills Signed into Law
    September 30, 2014, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2014 regular legislative session. Here are summaries of noteworthy insurance-related bills that were signed…
  • Sep 5

    Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP

    Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP
    Barger & Wolen partner David McMahon was quoted in a Law360 article, Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP subscription required), on September 4, 2014, about U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier’s ruling which found…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
Rank this Week: 2868

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    Governor Brown Signs End of Session Employment Laws Part II

    Governor Brown Signs End of Session Employment Laws Part II
    Here are some of the other employment laws that Governor Jerry Brown has signed, which will result in new obligations and liabilities in 2015.  AB 1897 (text is here)  This new law states that employers that use temp agencies…
  • Oct 1

    California Governor Brown Signing More New Employment Laws at End of 2014 Session (Part I)

    California Governor Brown Signing More New Employment Laws at End of 2014 Session (Part I)
    The 2014 legislative session is over.  But employers will be remembering this one for a long time.  California Governor Jerry Brown signed a host of new laws at the end of the session.  Many deal with narrow-cast and public…
  • Oct 1

    Did the California Legislature Kill Arbitration?

    Did the California Legislature Kill Arbitration?
    Could be.  Certainly, arbitration services should be concerned that their services may not command the interest they once did.Governor Brown just signed AB 802. This law applies to new arbitrations administered after 1/1/2015.I'm…
Rank this Week: 673

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1658

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 6

    New Addre

    New Addre
    My new address is 300 E. State Street, Suite 517 Redlands CA 92373-5235
  • Jun 5

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law My office is on Colton Avenue between Tennessee and Redlands Boulevard. That is confusing to people, because Colton Avenue dead-ends into Redlands Boulevard.  I tell visitors to exit the 10 at Tennessee…
  • Jun 4

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law One of the more relatively popular posts on this website is this post on  Constitutionalists. From time to time, I run across them in either my Code Enforcement or my Civil Rights practices. However, I…
Rank this Week: 1484

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 1473

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Oct 6

    Pradaxa Manufacturer Cherry-Picking Risk Data

    Pradaxa Manufacturer Cherry-Picking Risk Data
    Best-selling drug Pradaxa has been a popular alternative to the blood-thinner warfarin. Unfortunately, its safety track record has been less than stellar. Earlier this year, an article published by Fierce Pharma outlined the latest scandal…
  • Sep 4

    Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes in Women

    Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes in Women
    New information is coming to light about serious side effects associated with the popularly prescribed drug, Lipitor. Pfizer, the manufacturer of the cholesterol-lowering drug has been named in about 1,000 lawsuits over the past five months. …
  • Aug 25

    Apple Bans Two Hazardous Chemicals from iPhone and iPad Production

    Apple Bans Two Hazardous Chemicals from iPhone and iPad Production
    Thanks to labor-watch groups and activists, Apple is finally banning the use of two hazardous chemicals from the final production stages of iPhones and iPads. After an investigation into 22 factories, Apple has decided to ban the use of…
Rank this Week: 2941

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy relief. By the Law Office of Harold D. Thompson.

http://www.sandiegobankruptcylawyerblog.com
  • Oct 5

    Download Our Free Book: The California Guide to Bankruptcy

    Download Our Free Book: The California Guide to Bankruptcy
    As a San Diego Chapter 13 attorney, we know you have questions.  Not sure if bankruptcy is right for you?  Have questions about bankruptcy in California but you don’t know where to find the answers?  If you have ANY…
  • Oct 3

    Don’t Be Fooled By The Loan Modification Process – A San Diego Chapter 13 WILL Help

    Don’t Be Fooled By The Loan Modification Process – A San Diego Chapter 13 WILL Help
    As a San Diego foreclosure lawyer one of the most common mistakes I see homeowners make is trying to do a loan modification BEFORE filing a Chapter 13. This is a mistake.  First, let’s talk a little bit about your particular…
  • Oct 1

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home
    As a San Diego Chapter 13 lawyer, I want to explain to you a little bit about the process of saving your home.  But first, let’s talk basics.  Under a San Diego chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor sets a repayment plan the the…
Rank this Week: 2422

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage modification and short sales. By Nick Gebelt.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Oct 4

    Will The City Of Chicago File For Bankruptcy?

    Will The City Of Chicago File For Bankruptcy?
    My last post was motivated by an interesting article in the L.A. Times, written by Chris Megerian, Melody Petersen, and Dean Starkman, that discussed the recent ruling by Judge Christopher Klein, the judge in the Stockton, California Chapter…
  • Oct 3

    What Happens To Pensions In A Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?

    What Happens To Pensions In A Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?
    One chapter of the Bankruptcy Code that up until the last few years had not gotten much use is Chapter 9.  It is the chapter under which municipalities such as cities and counties file for bankruptcy protection. On October 13th, 2011, I…
  • Oct 2

    Liquidation Of An Asset In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Liquidation Of An Asset In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    I am regularly asked what happens when a Chapter 7 Trustee sells a debtor’s asset in a bankruptcy.  This post answers that question.   I.      Business Chapter 7   If a business files for Chapter 7…
Rank this Week: 2899

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    USCIS to Delete E-Verify Records More Than 10 Years Old

    USCIS to Delete E-Verify Records More Than 10 Years Old
    USCIS announced that effective January 1, 2015 it will delete annually all E-Verify transaction records that are more than 10 years old. This means that on January 1, 2015, employers will no longer have access to E-Verify cases created prior…
  • Oct 2

    2016 Diversity Program Registration

    2016 Diversity Program Registration
    The Department of State (DOS) opened registration for the 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) on October 1, 2014, and it will close at noon (EST) on November 3, 2014. Applicants must submit entries electronically during the registration…
  • Sep 4

    Recent Trend: A Purchased Airline Ticket May Result in COS or AOS Denial

    Recent Trend: A Purchased Airline Ticket May Result in COS or AOS Denial
    A number of U.S. employers have recently received denials for change of status (COS) and adjustment of status (AOS) applications where the beneficiary purchased, but did not use, an airline ticket to depart the United States. The only reason…
Rank this Week: 4148

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors – The Basic

    Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors – The Basic
    Every year, I get calls from clients who need help resolving boundary disputes with their neighbors. One such dispute involved an adjacent neighbor who built a wall on the client’s property. Another involved a neighbor who built a barn…
  • Aug 21

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound
    James Madison said that: “In suits at common law, trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.” The drafters of the California Constitution…
  • Jul 14

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California
    It is critical for contractors in California to be familiar with the key provisions of the Contractors’ State License Law (CSLL) (§7000 et seq.) The CSLL requires that contractors performing construction work on California roads,…
Rank this Week: 3063

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

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

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3172

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

Provides insight and commentary on aviation accidents and the law. By Danko Meredith.

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Oct 2

    Air Force Hides the Ball on Andreini Crash Response

    Air Force Hides the Ball on Andreini Crash Response
    Hall of Fame Aerobatic pilot Eddie Andreini died during the "Thunder Over Solano" air show at Travis Air Force Base in May.  There was a mishap during his routine, and his Stearman biplane slid to a stop on the runway. Eddie wasn't hurt,…
  • Sep 16

    NTSB Sued for Obstruction of Justice

    NTSB Sued for Obstruction of Justice
    Families of those involved in five different general aviation crashes and their lawyer are suing the NTSB, charging it with obstruction of justice.  The suit claims that the NTSB withheld information concerning each of the crashes from…
  • Aug 7

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing
    The Illinois Attorney Ethics Committee has filed a complaint against Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the Chicago lawyer who started legal proceedings on behalf of a passenger's family shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.  One…
Rank this Week: 1158

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4885

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1696

Jerry Burleson

Jerry Burleson

Covers the legal rights of minority shareholders of privately held corporations.

http://www.jerryburleson.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2470

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married?  What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?" It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that…
  • Sep 23

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
  • Aug 25

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case
        Kathleen Aubain is in the Oneida County Jail in New York for violating a court order.  Aubain has a two and a half year old daughter, Isabellah Rose Campos with Eric Campos.  All three were living in Arizona.  Campos has custody of…
Rank this Week: 3969

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Cover California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Los Angeles Divorce for Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner

    Los Angeles Divorce for Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner
    Keeping up with the Kardashians stars Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner are finally putting their marriage to bed. Kris Jenner filed her Petition for Dissolution of Marriage this month, citing a date of separation of June 1, 2013. Kris and…
  • Sep 29

    Divorce for Amber Rose

    Divorce for Amber Rose
    Amber Rose has filed for divorce from Wiz Khalifa, E! News confirms. The pair wed on July 8, 2013 and have one son together, one-year-old Sebastian 'The Bash' Taylor Thomaz, whom they welcomed on February 21, 2013. According to the…
  • Sep 26

    Telephonic Witnesses in a Court Hearing

    Telephonic Witnesses in a Court Hearing
    When Mother filed for divorce from Father, the parties' daughter was living with Mother, and the parties' son was living with Father. Both parties sought custody of their son. During trial, Mother's witness was her son's guidance counselor,…
Rank this Week: 134

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
  • Oct 1

    Bank of America mortgage trust certification form

    Bank of America mortgage trust certification form
    For some time now I have advised clients to contact their mortgage holder to see about linking their trust to their mortgage. Without that you can leave your trustee with a problem. The house might be owned by the trust … Continue…
  • Sep 29

    Dying on your terms and POLST

    Dying on your terms and POLST
    My grandma is 98 years old…. or should I say 98 years YOUNG!?  She called last week to tell me about a great article in the LA Times.  It’s about dying on YOUR TERMS. In fact, the headline in the … Continue…
  • Aug 20

    Robin Williams estate in the new

    Robin Williams estate in the new
    I was reading this article about Robin Williams’ estate. It is written by a Minnesota lawyer.  I am not saying the story is “wrong” but it is a little misleading. Now that makes for better reading than a 100% accurate…
Rank this Week: 2413

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Choose a Suitable Law Firm in California for Car Accident Matter

    Choose a Suitable Law Firm in California for Car Accident Matter
    Personal injury matters are very vast in form. These matters involve case pertaining to motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents as well as dog bites. An injury lawyer in California is commonly known to handle matters pertaining to car…
  • Sep 29

    Get In Touch With Reputed California Car Accident Lawyer Online

    Get In Touch With Reputed California Car Accident Lawyer Online
    Facing accidents is a common phenomenon and could happen to anyone. Most of the road accidents occur to due breaking of signal, changing lanes or over-speeding. You may get hurt even if you are not at fault. If you faced an accident while…
  • Sep 28

    CALIFORNIA: THE STATE WHERE ROADS BLEED

    CALIFORNIA: THE STATE WHERE ROADS BLEED
    The true ancestor of vehicles we see today was the petrol/gasoline powered auto-mobile the Benz Patent-Motor-wagon invented by Karl Benz in 1886. After that no one looked back. A new era of human transportation was initiated.…
Rank this Week: 2838

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Sep 30

    Intersection, Part II

    Intersection, Part II
    Well the Supremes are now involved. No, not those Supremes, but the California Supreme Court. In my June post I talked about two "take-home" exposure cases which were decided by the California Court of Appeals. The first case was Kesner...
  • Aug 25

    A Whole Lot of Change

    A Whole Lot of Change
    I've been shopping for a car lately, one to replace the sturdy 1998 5 Series which has racked up 147,000 miles. I have visited dealerships to check out color combinations and the look and feel of the car. But it...
  • Jun 16

    Intersection

    Intersection
    There have been a couple of cases handed down recently by the California Appellate Courts, albeit in different districts, which involve a timely intersection with the work I do as a lawyer. Both cases involve "take home" exposure to…
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Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal laws and news in Sonoma County. By Amy Chapman.

http://www.sonomacountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Botched Home Invasion Leads to Several Charges for One Santa Rosa Man

    Botched Home Invasion Leads to Several Charges for One Santa Rosa Man
    Earlier this month in Rincon Valley, two men allegedly broke into a marijuana grower's home and attempted to ransack the indoor and outdoor gardens for pot. According to a report by the Press Democrat, the two men allegedly broke into the…
  • Sep 17

    Man Arrested for Santa Rosa Murder After Drug Deal Gone Bad

    Man Arrested for Santa Rosa Murder After Drug Deal Gone Bad
    Earlier this week in Santa Rosa, a 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for his involvement in the killing of a 21-year-old man in what police are describing as a drug deal gone bad. According to a report by the…
  • Sep 4

    Mysterious Vigilantes Destroying Marijuana Crops and Threatening Grower

    Mysterious Vigilantes Destroying Marijuana Crops and Threatening Grower
    Recently in Mendocino County, a number of accounts have surfaced that a group of unnamed men have been dropping from helicopters into marijuana fields and destroying the crops and threatening the growers. According to a report by the Press…
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GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • Sep 30

    Substantive Dispute over Land Application of Biosolids Remains Unresolved

    Substantive Dispute over Land Application of Biosolids Remains Unresolved
    Form over substance continues to obscure the substantive issue presented in the case of the City of Los Angeles (City) vs. Kern County (County). At its core, the dispute involves the land application of biosolids. Biosolids are organic…
  • Jan 6

    ASTM Issues New Standard For Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

    ASTM Issues New Standard For Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
    On November 6, 2013, ASTM revised its standard for conducting Phase I environmental site assessments, known as Standard E1527-13 (entitled “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment…
  • Jan 6

    City’s Decision to Not Prepare an EIR Upheld Under Substantial Evidence Standard

    City’s Decision to Not Prepare an EIR Upheld Under Substantial Evidence Standard
    Earlier this month, in Latinos Unidos De Napa v. City of Napa, the California Court of Appeals upheld the city of Napa’s determination that it did not have to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California…
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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/
  • Sep 30

    Records Rights In California Community College

    Records Rights In California Community College
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Do you or a family member attend one of the many California community colleges?  Have you ever wondered what data the college is gathering on you? Or, have you had…
  • Sep 8

    Do You Want To Be In Our Group? Eat This: Hazing And School Discipline

    Do You Want To Be In Our Group? Eat This: Hazing And School Discipline
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Do you remember entering high school and the wild rumors that preceded it? Of groups of high schoolers who would submit all freshman to hazing: humiliating them and…
  • Sep 3

    Special Education: What To Consider When Deciding Whether To Take The Plunge

    Special Education: What To Consider When Deciding Whether To Take The Plunge
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995When parents are faced with issues at school involving their child's education, such as a lack of school progress or repeated behavioral problems in the classroom, the…
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Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014
    [Each year, I participate in an employment/wage and hour law update put on by the Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee.  This year, I am going to summarize some of the topics that I discussed (or wanted to…
  • Sep 9

    California Supreme Court Holds Fast Food Employee Cannot Sue Franchisor For Sexual Harassment Claims.

    California Supreme Court Holds Fast Food Employee Cannot Sue Franchisor For Sexual Harassment Claims.
    On August 28, 2014, the California Supreme Court ruled that Domino’s Pizza could not be held liable for sexual harassment claims by an employee of a franchisee. The highly anticipated decision came on the eve of Labor Day weekend,…
  • Aug 15

    A Win for Commissioned Salespeople:  Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc.

    A Win for Commissioned Salespeople:  Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc.
    In order to be exempt from the overtime requirements of California law (as well as other wage and hour laws such as those requiring meal and rest breaks), commissioned employees must meet two requirements: [1] 1.     …
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Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

Covers skill building for lawyers new to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. By Cathy Moran.

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Sep 30

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word
    As lawyers, words are our stock in trade. If we want to describe, explain, or persuade, we need to use the right word. The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – ’tis the difference…
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
  • Jul 30

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy
    All manners of avoiding tax on cancelled debt are NOT created equal. I have, up to this point, treated “discharge in a case under Title 11” and “insolvency” as equally effective ways to avoid including cancelled debt…
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Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation
    Shareholders of financially troubled S corporations may now be able to avoid the flow-through of taxes when the S corporation or its subsidiary files bankruptcy.  In In re Majestic Star Casino, LLC, 716 F.3d 736 (3rd Cir. 2013), the…
  • Sep 9

    Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)

    Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)
    As we all know, on June 9 of this year, the Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Executive Benefits Ins. Agency vs. Arkison, 134 S. Ct. 2165, 189 L. Ed. 2d 83 (2014), which we had hoped would resolve the open questions arising…
  • Sep 3

    ABI Southwest Starts Tomorrow

    ABI Southwest Starts Tomorrow
    The 22nd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, hosted by the American Bankruptcy Institute, starts tomorrow and runs through September 6th.  This conference features programs by judges and top practitioners.…
Rank this Week: 3103

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Sep 28

    Cooperating With the Feds – Is It Worth It??

    Cooperating With the Feds – Is It Worth It??
    As an Orange County criminal attorney who practices in both state and federal courts, I’ve had cases with clients who wanted to cooperate with the prosecution in hopes of getting a reduced sentence. Those who make the decision to…
  • Aug 31

    California Three Strikes Law – Still Unfair for Some!

    California Three Strikes Law – Still Unfair for Some!
    As an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney, I have handled numerous “three strikes” cases.  Those cases were considered “life cases” under the prior three strikes law, and included cases where the…
  • Jul 26

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent
    As an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I am often faced with a situation where my client has voluntarily given a statement to the police, and later claims that he was never given his Miranda rights.  Although it depends on the…
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California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

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

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
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The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Sep 26

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!
    In another year of severe drought, California faces a historic water shortage and wildfire danger. Matters are expected to worsen, as California’s rainfall and water supply has been dwindling. In response Governor Brown signed an…
  • Jul 7

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner
    In Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (No. S208173), the California Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of architects who are the primary designers of a residential building, typically a…
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
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Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
  • Sep 26

    2015 AMENDMENTS To Family Code: The Obsolescence of a "HUSBAND" and "WIFE"

    2015 AMENDMENTS To Family Code: The Obsolescence of a "HUSBAND" and "WIFE"
    Gender Neutrality and Same-Sex Equality: The California Family Code Becomes Politically and Psychologically Correct in 2015! With a stroke of his pen on July 7, 2014, Governor Gerry Brown signed a death warrant ending the 150 plus year…
  • Aug 27

    Can My Wife LEASE OUT Our Rental Property Without My CONSENT?

    Can My Wife LEASE OUT Our Rental Property Without My CONSENT?
    Q. I am recently separated, but neither my wife nor I have filed anything with the Court. I just learned she renewed the lease for a rental property we own in Joshua Tree, without my first asking me. I don't want to tie the property up with a…
  • Aug 22

    Are SUPPORT Orders SUSPENDED If Spouses RECONCILE and Resume Living Together?

    Are SUPPORT Orders SUSPENDED If Spouses RECONCILE and Resume Living Together?
    Q. Last year I filed for divorce after my wife moved out with our twin daughters. My wife took me to Court and got orders for child support for our twins, and spousal support. Since then, we've decided to try marital counseling, and she and…
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California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 26

    Eliminating Checking and Savings Account Debt in Bankruptcy

    Eliminating Checking and Savings Account Debt in Bankruptcy
    Special issues arise if you owe money to a bank or other financial institution on a checking or savings account because of a negative balance on that account. We'll explore some of the important issues here. DEBTS OWED ON YOUR DEPOSIT…
  • Sep 11

    What is the Statute of Limitations for Debt in California?

    What is the Statute of Limitations for Debt in California?
    IN CALIFORNIA HOW LONG IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATION ON A DEBT? That simple question has a rather simple answer: 4 years on a claim for breach of a written contract. That's plainly stated in California's Code of Civil Procedure § 337(1).…
  • Aug 29

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?
    To start it helps to understand the purpose behind statutes of limitations. They are policy decisions by state legislatures intended to limit how long a person or business can pursue someone in court on certain kinds of legal claim before the…
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Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

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

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

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III
    I took a client through a chapter 7, and got her a discharge.  She and I were done, and she had no more personal debt. Then she sought a loan modification with Wells Fargo. I knew that she was doing a loan modification because Wells…
  • Sep 23

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II
    If you have more than $5,000 in your Wells Fargo checking account when you file a bankruptcy petition, be prepared. Wells Fargo will freeze your account until the bankruptcy trustee tells them it’s okay to release it. This is due to…
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