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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/
  • Mar 11

    "Plain Smell" Doctrine Results in Two Marijuana Busts in Sonoma County

    "Plain Smell" Doctrine Results in Two Marijuana Busts in Sonoma County
    Over the past few weeks, police in Sonoma County have made a number of arrests for transporting large amounts of marijuana. According to a report by Patch.com, two of the arrests resulted from an officer's report that he could smell marijuana…
  • Mar 5

    Santa Rosa Police Seize 135 Pounds of Marijuana and AK-47, One Man Arrested

    Santa Rosa Police Seize 135 Pounds of Marijuana and AK-47, One Man Arrested
    Earlier last month in Santa Rosa, police got word that the residents of an aging commercial facility that had been converted into three mechanic's bays were acting hostile towards a city inspector present to issue a cease-work order. The…
  • Feb 24

    Four Charged with Smuggling $250K Worth of Marijuana from California to Pennsylvania

    Four Charged with Smuggling $250K Worth of Marijuana from California to Pennsylvania
    Earlier this month, four people were arrested and charged with various offenses relating to the alleged smuggling of 85 pounds of marijuana. According to one local Pennsylvania news source, the four had a complex plan to transport the…
Rank this Week: 3280

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 11

    The New Trend of “Conscious Uncoupling”

    The New Trend of “Conscious Uncoupling”
    The new trend of “conscious uncoupling”. When actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced her split from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin this past spring, the term “conscious uncoupling” came onto the radar of many Americans.…
  • Feb 9

    Does Facebook have a Role in Divorce Cases?

    Does Facebook have a Role in Divorce Cases?
    Does Facebook have a role in divorce cases? Many people believe Facebook to be simply a way to have fun, stay in touch with friends play games, and other light-hearted and harmless activities. However, Facebook has been playing an increasing…
  • Jan 9

    What is a Divorce Deposition?

    What is a Divorce Deposition?
    What is a divorce deposition? Just like each marriage is different, each divorce case is also different. Some divorces are uncontested with few major issues and with couples agreeing on a settlement relatively easily and efficiently. Other…
Rank this Week: 3864

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: 3018

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4613

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 10

    Face Your Immigration Law and Life Challenges with Optimism

    Face Your Immigration Law and Life Challenges with Optimism
    The immigration process is unquestionably challenging. It takes a long time and communication between government agencies and those who are applying for visas, waivers, a green card, or citizenship, is often unclear. At the Ranchod Law Group,…
  • Mar 1

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo
    El proceso de inmigración es un reto sin duda. Toma mucho tiempo y comunicación entre agencias del gobierno y aquellos que soliciten visas, exenciones, una tarjeta de residencia o ciudadanía, es a menudo confuso. En el…
  • Mar 1

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo

    Enfrenta tus retos con optimismo
    El proceso de inmigración es un reto sin duda. Toma mucho tiempo y comunicación entre agencias del gobierno y aquellos que soliciten visas, exenciones, una tarjeta de residencia o ciudadanía, es a menudo confuso. En el…
Rank this Week: 4037

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Mar 9

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the three national credit bureaus will improve the way they handle consumers’ requests to correct inaccuracies on their credit reports. The bureaus will also change the way they report on unpaid…
  • Feb 9

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.
    FICO announced it will make up to 18 variations of consumers’ FICO scores available for the first time. FICO publishes different scores based on the needs of the type of credit involved–car loans, mortgages, credit cards, etc.…
  • Jan 25

    Useful List of all Credit Reporting Agencie

    Useful List of all Credit Reporting Agencie
    Most people are familiar with Experian, Equifax and Trans Union, but there are many more credit reporting agencies (CRAs) that are unknown to most people. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published a list of all the CRAs. The…
Rank this Week: 2177

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 9

    Employment Authorization Eligibility to Extend to Some H-1B Spouse

    Employment Authorization Eligibility to Extend to Some H-1B Spouse
    Starting May 26, 2015, certain spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants will become eligible to apply for employment authorization. Currently, spouses and unmarried minor children of H-1B nonimmigrants, who hold H-4 status, are not eligible for…
  • Mar 3

    Should You Pay to Premium Process Your H-1B Cap Case

    Should You Pay to Premium Process Your H-1B Cap Case
    The five-day window for the 2015 H-1B cap season is just over a month away, and this is the time for employers to make decisions on processing their cap-subject petitions. The H-1B petition has the highest filing fees per petition, of all…
  • Feb 26

    Making the H-1B Cap When Your Degree Will not be Conferred Until After April 1st

    Making the H-1B Cap When Your Degree Will not be Conferred Until After April 1st
    Most foreign students graduating from a U.S. University this Spring will want the opportunity to stay in the U.S. and put their new knowledge and skills to the test by working for a U.S. employer. For students with an employment offer, their…
Rank this Week: 3654

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
Rank this Week: 792

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Mar 8

    DOJ WarnsAgainst Wrongful Use of Streamline Procedure

    DOJ WarnsAgainst Wrongful Use of Streamline Procedure
    The U.S. Department of Justice is considering actions against taxpayers who wrongfully used the Streamlined Procedures to assert non-willful conduct. As quoted in Tax Notes Today: “Speaking at the Federal Bar Association Section on…
  • Feb 22

    How Not to Use Bitcoin

    How Not to Use Bitcoin
    The use of Bitcoin has both legal and potentially illegal applications. Bitcoin is just a contemporary version of the Informal Value Transfer System, (“IVTS”) which in some countries is known as the Hawala. The IVTS has been used…
  • Feb 7

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record
    What happens when a taxpayer operates a cash based business and lacks adequate books and records according to the IRS? The IRS can use any reasonable method to reconstruct the taxpayers income and expenses. (See, Estate of Rodrigo F. Fenta,…
Rank this Week: 2227

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/
  • Mar 6

    If You Are Named as Executor, Pay Attention

    If You Are Named as Executor, Pay Attention
    Executor fails to file estate taxes when due. $1.2 million in penalties result.
  • Feb 11

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff
    Estate planning is often motivated by the big things. I’m not getting philosophical here. Forget about life and death. On a practical level, what brings families into my office are often the big financial assets–the house,…
  • Jan 23

    Right to Die Law Proposed for California

    Right to Die Law Proposed for California
    For the first time since 2007, legislation has been introduced in this year’s State Senate that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in California. The bill, SB 128,  The End of Life Option Act, is modeled on Oregon’s…
Rank this Week: 1800

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Mar 6

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers II Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers II Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine
    If success is the path you make yourself, then our attorneys have certainly carved out a very clear path for themselves. Congratulations are in order to our hard-working attorneys, Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers II! Both can…
  • Mar 6

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers III Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers III Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine
    If success is the path you make yourself, then our attorneys have certainly carved out a very clear path for themselves. Congratulations are in order to our hard-working attorneys, Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers III! Both can…
  • Jan 22

    California Law Increases Nursing Home Violation Fine

    California Law Increases Nursing Home Violation Fine
    Noncompliant assisted living facilities could face serious fines in the future, news sources report. According to new California legislature, fines for out-of-line nursing homes will increase hundredfold in the coming year. The new law…
Rank this Week: 854

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 1877

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Mar 6

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)
    In Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Feb. 27, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) considered an arbitration clause purporting to bar all class and…
  • Mar 5

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II
    On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, I attended the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. (See this post for more on the case.) The argument was extremely interesting, and very well handled by both sides....
  • Mar 3

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II
    This morning at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, the Court will hear oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. This case involves some interesting questions of antitrust law as well as a sleeper UCL issue....
Rank this Week: 692

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: 3128

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4751

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    It’s Better to Give Than Receive, as Long as the Recipient Likes the Gift

    It’s Better to Give Than Receive, as Long as the Recipient Likes the Gift
    Actions have unintended consequences, whether that’s giving a gift or making an offer to resolve an issue. When planning a negotiation, you put yourself in the shoes of the other party and try to think about what the party wants or…
  • Feb 28

    Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation

    Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation
    So what do Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation have to do with one another.  The answer is that everything worth doing is worth building.  Well that is at least what pyschological research shows.  Researchers at Harvard were able…
  • Feb 26

    Abra Cadabra! Behold! A Bad Offer!

    Abra Cadabra! Behold! A Bad Offer!
    Are you and your client susceptible to verbal slight of hand? If there are multiple issues on the table, might the other party try to draw your attention to one seemingly generous offer in order to obscure from your view the fact the…
Rank this Week: 715

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Asylum Overview with Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq.

    Asylum Overview with Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq.
    In this segment, Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq. will explain the asylum process and necessary components. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Feb 23

    5 FAQs Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident

    5 FAQs Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident
    Interested in applying for your adjustment of status to permanent resident? Here are the top 5 frequently asked questions from viewers like you regarding this topic. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter,…
  • Feb 17

    Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick, Find Out What We Do

    Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick, Find Out What We Do
    This is the Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick: Find out what we do! Since 2004, we have efficiently and conveniently served our clients located across the United States and around the world through the use of cutting-edge technology and other…
Rank this Week: 1957

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Mar 4

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee
    The California Supreme Court has decided to grant review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International (Brennan) (2014) 180 Cal.Rptr.3d 136. The case addresses whether, under Serrano v. Priest (1977) 20 Cal.3d 25, the trial court can anchor its…
  • Dec 29

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie
    AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 goes into effect on January 1, 2015 (although paid sick leave accrual does not begin until July 1, 2015). Starting with the new year, employers must comply with AB 1522's...
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
Rank this Week: 2606

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/
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute
    A frequent issue over the last several years has been whether a plaintiff must exhaust administrative remedies under Labor Code section 98.7 by filing a claim with the Labor Commissioner before filing a statutory whistleblower action under…
  • Jan 6

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year to all of you. Last year was a terrific one personally and professionally for me. I hope that yours was as well and that 2015 will be even better.
  • Nov 26

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action
    In In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases (10/23/14, pub. 11/13/14) --- Cal.App.4th ---, the plaintiffs sought to certify a class of hourly employees on the theory that Walgreens propounded a lawful meal period policy, but in practice…
Rank this Week: 290

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

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

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Mar 1

    Intimate Partner Violence Report From CDC

    Intimate Partner Violence Report From CDC
    Here’s the CDC Report on Intimate Partner Violence that supports the statements I make about how prevalent female on male abuse is.   National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
  • Mar 5

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!
    If you’re sharing custody of a child, it’s a brutally hard thing to do. If you’ve had to fight for your rights to see your son or daughter, the battles can be long and frustrating. But here’s an activity you can do,…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?
    Men’s Family Law – Nationally recognized Father’s Rights expert David Pisarra discusses substance abuse and how it will effect a child custody case, how hard it is to prove and what you can do to protect yourself. If you…
Rank this Week: 3986

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law
    In 2007 California enacted a law banning the sale of handguns that lack the ability to imprint the weapon's make, model, and serial number on the cartridge when the bullet is fired.  The purpose of the law is fairly obvious. …
  • Jan 1

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year, 2015!Below are some links about the New Year.  Among other things, New York has banned taking selfie photos with tigers, lions, and other big…
  • Dec 19

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 4634

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Feb 28

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation
    Although pre-trial conferences are not a typical occurrence in tax litigation, the Tax Court will occasionally allow them to take place to address intractable disputes between the parties. In tax litigation, it is generally the…
  • Feb 24

    Preparing for a Tax Court Trial

    Preparing for a Tax Court Trial
    When your case is set for trial in the tax court, you will generally receive notice approximately five months prior to the trial date. The Tax Court provides ample notice to litigants so that they are able to pursue out-of-court settlements…
  • Feb 20

    What to Expect at a Tax Court Trial

    What to Expect at a Tax Court Trial
    If you are preparing for a Tax Court trial, you likely have many questions regarding what to expect. On the first day of your trial, the Tax Court trial clerk will announce the calendar call, which announces the name of each case that has…
Rank this Week: 2955

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Feb 28

    Arrival!

    Arrival!
    The future has arrived! In my last post I wrote about AutoNation's plans to develop a digital storefront. Well, in case you hadn't noticed, it's not just AutoNation, but virtually every dealership is developing a similar platform. It may…
  • Dec 31

    Is This the Future?

    Is This the Future?
    Is the computer really replacing the dealership's "Sales Lot"? Well, maybe not completely, but at least one national dealer is ramping up its online presence. AutoNation is pumping up to $100 million into a "digital storefront" program led by…
  • Nov 30

    Changing Demographic

    Changing Demographic
    I just returned from the SF Auto Show with my 12 year old son. It's a family tradition that takes place each Thanksgiving weekend, year after year. So what's different this year? Changing demographics for sure. See the picture of...
Rank this Week: 4539

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Feb 28

    Don't Run People Over With Your Car

    Don't Run People Over With Your Car
    Don't Run People Over With Your Car It may seem like common sense, but we really shouldn't run people over with our cars. Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of this going around lately and not just by Suge Knight. Using a car as a weapon…
  • Feb 27

    How Can You Benefit From Proposition 47?

    How Can You Benefit From Proposition 47?
    How Can You Benefit From Proposition 47? A man was arrested recently for the felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of Penal Code Section 29805. The gentlemen was convicted of a felony drug offense over ten…
  • Jan 20

    Finally Something Worth Steeling...Grapes?

    Finally Something Worth Steeling...Grapes?
    Finally, Something Worth Steeling…Grapes? http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/ex-vineyard-manager-winery-owner-pleads-not-guilty-to-grape/article_366c1816-6577-57b8-b730-c15a655aa796.html And, just so that we are all on the same…
Rank this Week: 2295

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date
    H-1B petitions will be accepted by the USCIS for employer filing for October 1, 2015 employment is April 1, 2015. Last year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 9, 2014, that it had received 172,500 H-1B …
  • Jan 4

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip
    Immigration Attorney Chuck Miller lists his Top Ten H-1B tips for employers and professional employees, in advance of the start of the April 1, 2015 H-1B filing periodEmployers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers…
  • Nov 26

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action
     Click Here to download the Bulletin in Adobe PDF format...                                                  …
Rank this Week: 4743

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Oakland

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Oakland
    On Tuesday afternoon, a female bicyclist was struck and killed in an East Oakland neighborhood. According to KRON Channel Four News, the collision happened near Prune and San Leandro Streets, sometime around 4:30 p.m. The bicyclist, a woman…
  • Feb 24

    Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Athlete

    Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Athlete
    Youth sports, tackle football in particular, have been under fire lately as the discovery and continued research regarding the connection between playing and the potential for impaired cognitive development and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A…
  • Jan 28

    CPSC Pushes for Window Blind Safety Regulation

    CPSC Pushes for Window Blind Safety Regulation
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been pushing for safety regulations for the cords connected to window coverings on blinds and shades. Although, the industry has had ‘voluntary’ standards in place, this has not…
Rank this Week: 3175

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

Looks at personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical news from around the Sacramento area.

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Feb 26

    Settlement Reached in Lawsuits And Claims Involving Riata Defibrillator Lead

    Settlement Reached in Lawsuits And Claims Involving Riata Defibrillator Lead
    For Immediate Release Sacramento, CA – February 26, 2015 – A group of attorneys representing individuals who have asserted claims and litigation against St. Jude Medical concerning its Riata defibrillator lead today announced a…
  • Feb 25

    Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.5M After First Risperdal Verdict

    Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.5M After First Risperdal Verdict
    (February 24, 2015) – Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $2.5 million in damages, in the first verdict involving claims that the antipsychotic drug, Risperdal, is linked to gynecomastia in adolescent boys. A Philadelphia jury…
  • Feb 20

    DePuy Agrees to Extend Current U.S. Settlement Program

    DePuy Agrees to Extend Current U.S. Settlement Program
    DePuy has entered an agreement which will effectively extend the current U.S. Settlement Program for those with a qualifying revision surgery that occurred on or before January 31, 2015. With our extensive experience representing individuals…
Rank this Week: 3420

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Cohen IP Law Group's Lawsuit Against Universal and Seth MacFarlane

    Cohen IP Law Group's Lawsuit Against Universal and Seth MacFarlane
    Hollywood Reporter has covered Cohen IP Law Group’s recent lawsuit against Universal Pictures, Seth MacFarlane and other defendants for trade dress infringement and other…
  • Feb 18

    $1.3 million Judgment Vacated by Cohen IP Law Group

    $1.3 million Judgment Vacated by Cohen IP Law Group
    Cohen IP Law Group is happy to announce that it has obtained an order today in favor of our client, from the Hon. Dale Fischer, vacating a $1.3 million judgment previously obtained by Beats Electronics. Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
  • Jan 28

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter
    The US Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, which came down last June elaborated on patent ineligible subject matter, particularly as it applies to software patents.  But the scope of these 101 type rejections has…
Rank this Week: 4194

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    DUI Charges Dropped After Blood Results Confirm No DUI

    DUI Charges Dropped After Blood Results Confirm No DUI
    There is an interesting case out of Livingston County where a man was arrested and charged with DUI and then the case later dismissed.  According to the article, the man was involved in an accident and asked to take a breathalyzer test…
  • Feb 2

    DUI Arrests In Orange County California

    DUI Arrests In Orange County California
    Recent statistics have shown that there are approximately 13,000 DUI arrests in Orange County alone, out of nearly 200,000 in the State of California. In some years, more than 90 percent of Orange County DUI arrests result in conviction. A…
  • Jan 9

    New Proposed Law Could Make 3rd DUI A Felony

    New Proposed Law Could Make 3rd DUI A Felony
    Could A New Law In Colorado Make 3rd DUI’s In California A Felony? There is a proposed new law being considered in Colorado, which would make a third DUI a felony. Representatives of Weld County are reintroducing a bill that would make…
Rank this Week: 4715

Ribbons and Red Tape

Ribbons and Red Tape

Discusses horses and the laws that affect the equine world. By Corinna M. W. Charlton.

http://ribbonsandredtape.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    An Equine Assignment (nope, not homework!)

    An Equine Assignment (nope, not homework!)
    I've seen a number of legal issues pop up recently in regard to contract assignments, and wanted to help you know 1. What they are and 2. What you should do if you see one in your contractA contractual assignment is the transfer by one party…
  • Dec 8

    To Buy a Horse Business...or to Buy its Assets?

    To Buy a Horse Business...or to Buy its Assets?
    Have you seen certain websites (like Equestrian Life) or blogs (like Dappled Grey Equestrian Style) close up shop, but as they do so, pitch an offer to sell the business to an interested party?Or perhaps your local hay seller or barn…
  • Dec 5

    Equine Entrepreneur Mastermind

    Equine Entrepreneur Mastermind
    The Equine Entrepreneur Mastermind is an energetic, supportive, and educational membership for people who:Own a small business that sell equestrian products or services Want to grow the reach and financial profitability of their…
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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/
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Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 24

    Gray Market Goods: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Recent Opinion In Favor of Costco

    Gray Market Goods: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Recent Opinion In Favor of Costco
    Gray market goods are typically defined as authentic items sold by an unauthorized retailer.  This often means that the goods are imported and sold outside the normal distribution channels, without the brand owner’s consent. …
  • Feb 20

    Design Law Change Streamlines Process for Protecting Designs Outside of the U.S.

    Design Law Change Streamlines Process for Protecting Designs Outside of the U.S.
    Currently, U.S. applicants looking to pursue protection of industrial designs outside of the United States must file individual applications in each jurisdiction where protection is desired. Depending on the number of applications, this can…
  • Feb 18

    The Virtue of a UPC Code for Brand Protection

    The Virtue of a UPC Code for Brand Protection
    A brand is a brand is a brand…or so it would seem. Purveyors of fashion understand the allure of a brand in connection with sales.  While knock-offs are ubiquitous and virtually a religion in the United States, apparel which is…
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Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Under Cover Officer Goes Under the Covers in Orange County, CA , Part 2 Or Did the Cop Get His Happy Ending?

    Under Cover Officer Goes Under the Covers in Orange County, CA , Part 2 Or Did the Cop Get His Happy Ending?
    The jury selection process was dicey. Who among you is open to the idea that the police aren't telling the truth and the Defendant is? A few hands went up. Most just stared at the Defendant wondering why she was going to trial. Who among…
  • Feb 19

    Undercover Officer Goes Under the Covers In Orange County, CA

    Undercover Officer Goes Under the Covers In Orange County, CA
    In an effort to stamp out crime, the undercover officer entered the business slowly, looking around for any sign of the criminal activity. He thoughtfully removed a $100 bill and gave it to the suspect. He was directed into the darkness of…
  • Feb 16

    Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay in Orange County?

    Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay in Orange County?
    René "Boxer" Enriquez was a high level Mexican Mafia crime figure. His life was based on intimidation, murder, drug sales and evil. Boxer was a made member of the Mexican Mafia. What's a made member you ask? It's somebody who has…
Rank this Week: 2088

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

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

    How Do You Find The Best Truck Accident Attorney?

    How Do You Find The Best Truck Accident Attorney?
    Truck Accident Attorney California If you feel uncomfortable traveling alongside large trucks on the highway, you may have good reason. According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2012 fatalities involving large…
  • Feb 20

    The Best Car Accident Lawyer California for Better Settlement and Compensatio

    The Best Car Accident Lawyer California for Better Settlement and Compensatio
    Some unfortunate situations can never be predicted and it can have catastrophic impacts with respect to finance, emotional, and physical damages. When in an accident, it is necessary to consult with a lawyer as they can provide legal…
  • Feb 20

    Seek Legal Help from California Car Accident Lawyer

    Seek Legal Help from California Car Accident Lawyer
    I recently met with a serious car accident during one of my business trips. I was in very bad state both mentally and physically. Apart from the emotional turmoil and stress, I had to deal with many other issues as well. This is when I…
Rank this Week: 2699

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Proving Product Liability in Sacramento

    Proving Product Liability in Sacramento
    Personal injury due to manufacturer defect of products happens in the U.S. even though quality controls and rigorous manufacturing standards are governed by tough product laws. At Sette Law, our Sacramento personal injury attorneys know that…
  • Feb 18

    Be Informed about Sacramento Car Accident

    Be Informed about Sacramento Car Accident
    Attorneys at Sette Law are immersed in the complexities and nuances of Sacramento car accidents. Our lawyers know that people outside the legal profession are unaware of many details regarding accident law until they, or someone they love,…
  • Jan 28

    Sacramento Injury Lawyers consider Truck Accident Data

    Sacramento Injury Lawyers consider Truck Accident Data
    Major freeways lace around and through Sacramento. Our injury lawyers at Sette law want to draw attention to trucking accidents that are a tragic byproduct of being part of a major interstate highway system. Our Sacramento accident attorneys…
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Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers dog bites, car accidents and insurance issues in Stockton and Modesto. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.stocktoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Stockton Injury Attorneys analyze Product Liability Law

    Stockton Injury Attorneys analyze Product Liability Law
    In the U.S. there are high standards for the manufacturing process that help prevent products from causing personal injury. But lawyers at Sette law in Stockton know that this area of product liability is quite complicated. Although laws…
  • Feb 18

    Stockton Accident Attorneys review State Law

    Stockton Accident Attorneys review State Law
     Stockton personal injury attorneys at Sette Law want drivers to be aware of state laws that may impact legal actions following car accidents. Attorneys say many people are not aware that all drivers of vehicles must have insurance,…
  • Jan 28

    Stockton Truck Accidents alarm Injury Lawyer

    Stockton Truck Accidents alarm Injury Lawyer
    In our niche of Central California there is one unavoidable traffic factor - trucks and big rigs are ever-present on freeways surrounding Stockton. Truck accidents attorneys at Sette Law deal with many victims, from truck drivers themselves…
Rank this Week: 1367

DealFatigue

DealFatigue

Covers the entertainment business and deal making culture. By Peter L. Kaufman.

http://dealfatigue.com/
  • Feb 21

    Reflecting Oscar

    Reflecting Oscar
    Unlike anywhere else in the world, Oscar weekend has the greatest impact in Los Angeles. Aside from traffic closures and the heartbreak and envy of Oscar parties to the uninvited, Oscar weekend provides the creative community with a weekend…
  • Feb 20

    The Win-Win Deal-Making Fallacy

    The Win-Win Deal-Making Fallacy
    .@DanWilliams @lrozen win-win should always be the goal in any negotiation, but I get nervous when one side says that. It's a zero-sum tell. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 11, 2015
  • Feb 7

    What It Take

    What It Take
    1. Aspiring producers/writers/creatives: dogged persistence, while Capraesque, is not in itself enough (woefully misplaced?) to execute. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 7, 2015 2 indie or not, to produce for the mass market,…
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Police Investigate Fatal Crash That Might Have Been On Purpose

    Police Investigate Fatal Crash That Might Have Been On Purpose
    Car Crash Turns into Homicide Investigation   Today the Sheriff’s homicide detectives have to investigate a possible, deliberate car crash. The crash had left two innocent children injured and their forty-six year old father dead.…
  • Feb 16

    Driver Claims Bruce Jenner Crashed into His Vehicle

    Driver Claims Bruce Jenner Crashed into His Vehicle
    Lawyer’s Duke It Out Over Who Is At Fault in Bruce Jenner Crash   Most have heard Bruce Jenner’s name in the news, on the internet and in the tabloid magazines before. However, here lately that name has been dropping out of…
  • Feb 12

    Hummer Involved in Bruce Jenner’s Crash

    Hummer Involved in Bruce Jenner’s Crash
    Local Family in Hummer Involved in Bruce Jenner Crash   According to the accident report that has the world buzzing with information about Bruce Jenner’s crash, a Hummer H2 vehicle that was involved in the crash had been carrying a…
Rank this Week: 2864

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/
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Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Feb 12

    Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast

    Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast
    Please click to play:   Transcript of audio: Hi. This is Orange County defense attorney Joe Dane.   Today I’m going to talk about shoplifting and civil demand letters.   If you were detained or accused of shoplifting…
Rank this Week: 5015

California Family Law Paralegal

California Family Law Paralegal

Features legal information, stories and cases related to California family law. By Lori Paul.

http://californiafamilylawparalegal.com/
  • Feb 19

    OREGON COUPLE CHARGED WITH MURDER IN INFANT’S STARVATION DEATH

    OREGON COUPLE CHARGED WITH MURDER IN INFANT’S STARVATION DEATH
    As reported by NBC News and the Associated Press, an Oregon couple has been charged with murder after their infant son starved to death, police said. Amanda Hancock, 22, and Stephen Williams Jr., 27, of Glendale, Oregon, were arrested Tuesday…
  • Feb 12

    Cockatoo mimics Fighting Divorcing Couple

    Cockatoo mimics Fighting Divorcing Couple
    In an article in Today Pets, Elaine Sigmon, of Maiden, North Carolina, adopted the melodramatic bird about a month and a half ago. In the market for a new pet, she and her husband, Don, had visited a German shepherd breeder named Neil…
  • Dec 19

    Re-Homing Adopted Kid

    Re-Homing Adopted Kid
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, see the full article here, “among pet owners, ‘re-homing’ an unwanted dog or cat is a relatively straightforward process. The owner who seeks an alternative home often places…
Rank this Week: 472

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Three Reasons to Include Life Insurance in Your Estate Plan

    Three Reasons to Include Life Insurance in Your Estate Plan
    Life insurance policies offer an important tool to a wide range of people planning their estate, though the specific way that life insurance policies are utilized often differs depending on the needs and situation of the individual. For…
  • Dec 30

    2015 News & 2014 Most Viewed CA Estate Planning & Probate Blog Post

    2015 News & 2014 Most Viewed CA Estate Planning & Probate Blog Post
    Season's greetings and happy new year! This is my last post of 2014. News: Elected to State Bar of California Board of Trustees   Here I am consulting with Terri. If you'd like to discuss asset protection, here's a good place to start…
  • Nov 26

    Helping Your Parents Plan Their Estate

    Helping Your Parents Plan Their Estate
    As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, millions of Americans are finding themselves in an awkward, critical position: their elderly parents need assistance with their estate planning, but they are hesitant to ask for help from their…
Rank this Week: 1069

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Antelope Valley High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrest of Woman

    Antelope Valley High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrest of Woman
    On Wednesday February 18, a woman whose name was not revealed in news reports was handcuffed and taken into custody following a high-speed chase on Antelope Valley Freeway and Pearblossom Highway, according to articles at the Daily News.…
  • Feb 6

    Tragic Bus Accident in Redondo Beach Takes Life of Elderly Man

    Tragic Bus Accident in Redondo Beach Takes Life of Elderly Man
    Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys know that deadly accidents occur every day on roadways in the Los Angeles and Redondo Beach areas. Tragically, a recent accident involving a South Bay bus left an 83-year-old man dead at the scene, while…
  • Jan 22

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence
    In 2014, Los Angeles saw a significant jump in violent crime; in fact, it was up 14.3%, according to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti in a January 12 news report at NBC4. According to Beck and Garcetti, the biggest factor in…
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Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Feb 17

    How to Legally Name a Busine

    How to Legally Name a Busine
    Naming a new business is often a difficult decision that many entrepreneurs may spend countless hours struggling with. The choice of a particular business name can significant legal implications and also may affect the overall success of your…
  • Jan 12

    Protecting your assets in an LLC

    Protecting your assets in an LLC
    As we have previously discussed on this blog, limited liability companies (LLCs) have many benefits for business owners. We will now examine one of those benefits more in depth—the protection of your personal assets. In a sole…
  • Dec 13

    Benefits of LLC

    Benefits of LLC
    Small business owners have several choices when they are deciding what type of legal entity is best for their particular business. One legal entity that is particularly popular among entrepreneurs is the limited liability corporation (LLC).…
Rank this Week: 3096

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Lawyer Movies and the Oscar

    Lawyer Movies and the Oscar
    Sunday, February 22, 2015, is Oscar night. So I was talking with my wife, Sheila, and we were discussing the upcoming Oscars and our favorite movies this year (Two of my favorites are Whiplash and Birdman). This led to a discussion of my…
  • Feb 4

    Insurance Study Shows Cars With Fewest Death

    Insurance Study Shows Cars With Fewest Death
    My first car was a 1965 Chevy Impala SS. It was blue, with a black interior, bucket seats--the whole nine yards. It was a dream car for a kid just coming out of high school (yes, I did work and earn the money to buy it myself). What it…
  • Jan 28

    City of South San Francisco Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Caused by Dangerous Condition of Public Property

    City of South San Francisco Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Caused by Dangerous Condition of Public Property
    I recently represented a family in a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of South San Francisco and a private parking lot operator, Park SFO. The lawsuit stemmed out of the death of the adult sibling of six brothers and sisters. This…
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