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Blane Law Blog

Blane Law Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Mark C. Blane.

http://www.blanelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 899

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jan 22

    “Rulezizrulez:” The Law of Rules v. The Rule of Law

    “Rulezizrulez:” The Law of Rules v. The Rule of Law
    Yesterday, the State of Alabama murdered a man to teach him – and presumably potential future murderers of people – that murdering people is wrong. The man’s name was Christopher Eugene Brooks. Alone, this…
  • Jan 19

    Red Herrings & Cop Apologetic

    Red Herrings & Cop Apologetic
    It is in vogue right now – at least over at Fault Lines on the Mimesis Law website – to remind people that cops allegedly have dangerous jobs, because they often travel to the scene of situations that could be dangerous for them.…
  • Jan 5

    Insanity & “The Law”

    Insanity & “The Law”
    Let me start with this: this post is not about the insanity defense, or about people accused of crimes who utilize some psychologically-oriented defense to escape punishment for their offenses. I even added scare quotes to the title partly to…
Rank this Week: 4431

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
  • Jan 22

    Forgotten Assets Commonly Omitted from Trust funding

    Forgotten Assets Commonly Omitted from Trust funding
    Having been an estate planning attorney for over 20 years I have come up with a short list of the forgotten assets that are most commonly omitted from trust funding.  That is, these assets are frequently found after death titled in…
  • Dec 29

    PATH – Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015

    PATH – Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015
    We in the tax and estate planning world love acronyms so no surprise the governments newest tax law is called “PATH” which stands for Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes act of 2015.   I like to blog about estate taxes…
  • Dec 26

    NEW IRS Form 8971 – BASIS reporting

    NEW IRS Form 8971 – BASIS reporting
    HOT OFF THE PRESSES:  The Internal Revenue Service has released a draft of a new Form 8971 for reporting basis information in accordance with new IRC section 6035 for assets held by a decedent and reported on a federal estate…
Rank this Week: 865

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Ramifications for Accepting the Wrong Plea Bargain in a Los Angeles DUI Case

    Ramifications for Accepting the Wrong Plea Bargain in a Los Angeles DUI Case
    When a person has been charge with drinking under the influence in a Los Angeles DUI Case , they will be given a date to appear in Court. This date is their arraignment. At the arraignment, the person’s rights will be read, the charges…
  • Jan 7

    Raising Alcohol Defense in a Los Angeles DUI Case

    Raising Alcohol Defense in a Los Angeles DUI Case
    There are many different defenses to a Driving Under the Influence Case. If the facts of your case allow for a strong defense, there is a good probability that you will get your case reduced or dismissed. One such defense is that of the…
  • Nov 5

    Can I be Charged with a Los Angeles DUI Charge and Los Angeles Probation Violation Charge Simultaneously for One Incident?

    Can I be Charged with a Los Angeles DUI Charge and Los Angeles Probation Violation Charge Simultaneously for One Incident?
    One set of facts, or incident, can give rise to an innumerable amount of charges. Many people believe that it will be one charge, with additional consequences. That is not the case. If you have been stopped for suspicion of driving under the…
Rank this Week: 4776

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 20

    Recent Buy America Development

    Recent Buy America Development
    At the end of 2015, two modal administrations of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) have encountered changes to their Buy America programs.  Both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway…
  • Jan 15

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project
    Design liability and right-of-way risk allocation are topics addressed in a legal research digest recently published by the Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).  The report, which…
  • Dec 14

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’
    We all know how hard it is to change federal statutes these days—you need an Act of Congress and the President to sign the bill.  Last week, a group of the top public finance lawyers in the US offered an approach relating to the…
Rank this Week: 453

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

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

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Jan 20

    Supreme Court Preserves Class Action Right

    Supreme Court Preserves Class Action Right
    The U.S. Supreme Court handed consumers and plaintiffs an important victory today, preserving the right to bring a class action against a corporate attempt to "buy off" the class representative. Writing for a 6-3 majority, Ruth Bader Ginsburg…
  • Jan 8

    Parando los Vendedores Telefónico

    Parando los Vendedores Telefónico
    A veces parece como si nunca van a parar. Llamadas telefónicas automáticas mañana, tarde y noche. Aun peor que escuchar un humano leer de una escritura de ventas es escuchar un mensaje pregrabado a cual uno no puede…
  • Dec 30

    FTC Campaña Contra Cobradores de Deuda

    FTC Campaña Contra Cobradores de Deuda
    Abuso de cobro de deudas es un problema grave. Apenas el año pasado la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) recibió 280,000 quejas sobre prácticas de cobro de deudas engañosas. Estos incluyen informes de…
Rank this Week: 1439

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

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

    Don’t go to MyFTB.com. It’s not the official site.

    Don’t go to MyFTB.com. It’s not the official site.
    To access your MyFTB account, go to the FTB’s website: www.ftb.ca.gov . Note that the word “my” is NOT part of the URL. MyFTB.com has been reported as a malware site. The post Don’t go to MyFTB.com. It’s not the…
  • Apr 1

    Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Employees of Acquired Company

    Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Employees of Acquired Company
    The following is the text of an e-bulletin that I authored and that was published by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. Francisco Marenco was employed by 180 Connect, Inc. As a ……
  • Jan 15

    Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transaction

    Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transaction
    The Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California just published an e-bulletin that I prepared. The e-bulletin alerts attorneys to a paper written by Leo Strine, Jr., chief justice of the Delaware Supreme…
Rank this Week: 2225

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4856

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: 1557

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Beverly Hills Bar Association Program – Wills, Evidence and Henry VIII: A Discussion of Estate of Duke

    Beverly Hills Bar Association Program – Wills, Evidence and Henry VIII: A Discussion of Estate of Duke
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, is looking forward to attending the A Discussion of Estate of Duke which will be presented on January 19, 2016, at Lawry’s in Beverly Hills, by the Beverly Hills Bar Association-Trust & Wills…
  • Dec 3

    Mental Competence/Conservatorship

    Mental Competence/Conservatorship
    Looks like an attempt at a potential conservatorship of Sumner Redstone the 92-year-old executive chairman of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp.  However, at this juncture Mr. Redstone will not have to submit to a battery of medical tests to…
  • Oct 10

    Probate Lawyers’ Breakfast Club – with Judge Daniel S. Murphy

    Probate Lawyers’ Breakfast Club – with Judge Daniel S. Murphy
    Ginzburg & Bronhteyn, LLP, Trust Litigator and firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, will attend the Probate Lawyers Event presented by ADR Services on October 27, 2015, where Judge Daniel S. Murphy, most recently sitting in Department 29…
Rank this Week: 3524

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Covers lead and phthlate laws, product safety and products liability.

http://www.swhlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4836

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Quaalude and Cosby

    Quaalude and Cosby
    More than 40 women have come forward, all of whom allege that comedian, Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted them. Although the specific details are still unknown, Cosby, an entertainer who has seen success for more than 50 years, is now infamously…
  • Jan 14

    Criminal Defense Attorneys in Maine Facing Cut

    Criminal Defense Attorneys in Maine Facing Cut
    Maine Governor Paul LePage appears to be working to cut funding for criminal defense attorney appointed to represent indigent client. The proposed changes would apply to payment to lawyers appointed in cases involving indigent defendants,…
  • Jan 14

    Civil Suit For Broadcom Founder After Alleged Domestic Violence

    Civil Suit For Broadcom Founder After Alleged Domestic Violence
    Billionaire and Newport Coast resident, Henry Nicholas, is being sued by former girlfriend of 6 years for $70 million. Nicholas’s former girlfriend, Melissa Montero, filed the suit after attempting to help Nicholas during, what she…
Rank this Week: 3284

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jan 15

    The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight
    Are there negotiating lessons one can learn from the world of Quentin Tarantino? Mediators tend to believe that if we encourage parties in conflict to continue talking even when resolution seems unlikely, they will eventually reach a level of…
  • Nov 30

    Spotlight

    Spotlight
    Confidentiality agreements often serve the short-term interests of the parties to a particular dispute: An enterprise accused of wrongdoing has a strong interest in keeping its alleged wrongful actions secret, both to protect its reputation…
  • Nov 14

    SCMA fall conference

    SCMA fall conference
    Congratulations to outgoing president Robyn Weinstein, incoming president Floyd Siegal, conference chair Hass Sadeghi, executive director Anne Sawyer, and all the other volunteers who helped create the Southern California Mediation…
Rank this Week: 4148

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sanmateoinjurylawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 2373

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit…

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit Center

Focuses on personal injury accidents.

http://accidentlawfirmblog.lawyer/
  • Jan 14

    Hoverboard Accident Attorney Information

    Hoverboard Accident Attorney Information
    We can challenge the manufacturer and distributor of the product for knowingly placing such a faulty product on the shelves. The post Hoverboard Accident Attorney Information appeared first on Michael Ehline's Accident Law Firm Blog.
  • Jan 14

    Fatal Uber Accident Highlights Risks from Rideshare

    Fatal Uber Accident Highlights Risks from Rideshare
    Uber crashes are nebulous, as the company holds that it does not hire any of its drivers. Many of the drivers have been found to be underinsured or simply not up to the task of running a taxi service. As consumers consider using Uber or Lyft…
  • Dec 28

    People On Foot Getting Killed by Autos – A Growing Problem

    People On Foot Getting Killed by Autos – A Growing Problem
    After the collision with the pedestrians the driver fled the scene on foot leaving the Los Angeles Police Department looking for the man for felony hit and run. The post People On Foot Getting Killed by Autos – A Growing Problem…
Rank this Week: 2299

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 11

    Bay Area Train Accident

    Bay Area Train Accident
    Not long ago, the San Jose Mercury News reported that four Bay Area train collisions occurred in the same evening. Caltrain, Amtrak's Capitol Corridor train, and a VTA light rail train were all involved in collisions within minutes of each…
  • Jan 4

    Multitasking While Driving is a Frequent Cause of Personal Injurie

    Multitasking While Driving is a Frequent Cause of Personal Injurie
    Many people are proud of their ability to multitask. Unfortunately, pride sometimes leads to overconfidence. Doing two tasks at once can be dangerous when one of those tasks — driving — demands full attention. More than 1,100…
  • Dec 21

    Wheelchair Users Endangered by Negligent Driver

    Wheelchair Users Endangered by Negligent Driver
    Each year, about 5,000 pedestrians are killed and another 76,000 are injured in collisions with motor vehicles. Crossing a road is particularly risky for the elderly and for other pedestrians who suffer from a loss of mobility. The greatest…
Rank this Week: 2834

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/
  • Jan 11

    Will 2016 Bring Fewer Petaluma Car Cash Injuries?

    Will 2016 Bring Fewer Petaluma Car Cash Injuries?
    Our Petaluma personal injury attorneys look back on 2015 and hope that a year of daily car crash injuries has come to an end. The region around Petaluma, our personal injury attorneys recall, seemed like a magnet for car accidents. However,…
  • Nov 23

    Truckers Traverse the State Via our Busy Freeway

    Truckers Traverse the State Via our Busy Freeway
    As residents of Petaluma, our personal injury law attorneys are aware of heavy, big-rig traffic that travels Highway 101 through Petaluma. Car accident attorneys deal closely with the victims of crashes involving commercial trucks and know…
  • Oct 14

    State Car Accident Data Alert

    State Car Accident Data Alert
    Petaluma car accident attorneys were alarmed to read a news report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announcing a significant rise is traffic deaths throughout the state. This most recent study, showing a traffic…
Rank this Week: 1015

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Jan 11

    How Long Does It Take to Get Spousal Support?

    How Long Does It Take to Get Spousal Support?
    How long does it take to get spousal support? In California, the answer to the question starts with understanding the difference between a temporary order versus a spousal support judgment. Once you understand that, the timeline becomes more…
  • Dec 28

    Gavron Warning in California Family Law – Definition and Application in Support Case

    Gavron Warning in California Family Law – Definition and Application in Support Case
    The term Gavron warning comes from a California appellate court decision called Marriage of Gavron. Since the Gavron appellate decision over 20 years ago, the California legislature has created Family Code section of 4330. In this article, we…
  • Dec 22

    How Can I Sell My House During a Divorce? How Can I Keep It? Answers and Practical Solutions.

    How Can I Sell My House During a Divorce? How Can I Keep It? Answers and Practical Solutions.
    How can I keep my house during a divorce? How can I sell my house during a divorce? No matter which side of the issue you are on, the question is a source of stress and uncertainty. For the spouse who wants to keep the house during a divorce,…
Rank this Week: 332

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Driverless Cars and Car Accident Safety

    Driverless Cars and Car Accident Safety
    The idea and implementation of autonomous (driverless) cars is getting much publicity lately, especially in California where many large technology companies such as Google have been experimenting with the technology. Bloomberg Business…
  • Jan 5

    RAIN CAUSES LOS ANGELES REAR END CAR ACCIDENT COLLISIONS

    RAIN CAUSES LOS ANGELES REAR END CAR ACCIDENT COLLISIONS
    The Los Angeles rain storm that started early this morning has caused many rear end car accidents.  The rain water, mixed with oil and other greasy like substances that has been accumulating on our streets, has coated the streets in Los…
  • Dec 3

    Police Looking for Driver Who Killed Pedestrian in Santa Ana Accident

    Police Looking for Driver Who Killed Pedestrian in Santa Ana Accident
    The Santa Ana Police Department is looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a man on Sunday. The Santa Ana pedestrian accident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning on W. 1st Street. According to KTLA5 News,…
Rank this Week: 3993

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/
  • Jan 8

    Concussion Drama Rings True for Sacramento

    Concussion Drama Rings True for Sacramento
    Personal injury law attorneys have long been familiar with the dire results of a serious head injury. However, the release of the 2015 film “Concussion,” makes the topic even more relevant in Sacramento. Our personal injury…
  • Nov 20

    Being on Alert for Truckers on Freeways of Sacramento

    Being on Alert for Truckers on Freeways of Sacramento
    Personal injury attorneys know from experience that when a client comes to us with injuries from a Sacramento truck accident, the physical damages are likely significant. Our Sacramento accident attorneys point out that freeway driving does…
  • Oct 15

    Increased Threat of Sacramento Car Accident Injurie

    Increased Threat of Sacramento Car Accident Injurie
    Here’s a new headline our Sacramento personal injury attorneys were not pleased to read: “Traffic deaths rise as drivers, dangers grows.” The Sept. 28 Sacramento Bee ran a disturbing story about national trends that should…
Rank this Week: 555

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jan 7

    Foreign patent filing to secure protection in other countrie

    Foreign patent filing to secure protection in other countrie
    FOREIGN PATENT FILING To secure patent protection in other countries with a foreign patent filing, inventors must file a patent application prior to a public disclosure of the invention to others. Public disclosures come in the form of…
  • Dec 29

    Injunction based on specific features is more likely to be granted

    Injunction based on specific features is more likely to be granted
    Role of an injunction and patents Prior to 2006, an injunction was typically issued as a right of the patent owner. If the defendant infringed a patent, the patent owner would seek and obtain an injunction almost without question.  The…
  • Nov 23

    Claim Drafting Tip: Avoid means plus function claim

    Claim Drafting Tip: Avoid means plus function claim
    Bottom line: A claim with a means plus function limitation may invalidate the claim if the claim and the specification are not properly drafted.  As such, it may be prudent to avoid language that implicates means plus function such as…
Rank this Week: 4845

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
  • Jan 6

    Recent Credit Card Charges and Cash Advances in Bankruptcy

    Recent Credit Card Charges and Cash Advances in Bankruptcy
    Most debts are discharged—legally, permanently written off—if you file a consumer bankruptcy case. But there are some exceptions. In today's blog post I address one kind of debt that might not be discharged. These are debts you…
  • Dec 1

    After Acquired Interest Not Part of The Bankruptcy Estate

    After Acquired Interest Not Part of The Bankruptcy Estate
    When you file a bankruptcy case, everything you own becomes your "bankruptcy estate." In a large majority of Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases everything in the "estate" is "exempt," meaning that it is protected and you are able to keep it all. Your…
  • Nov 20

    Chapter 13 Plan Can Delay Payments to Secured Creditor If No Objection

    Chapter 13 Plan Can Delay Payments to Secured Creditor If No Objection
    A very recent Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel ("BAP") ruling gave debtors a little more leverage in how they pay their secured debts in a Chapter 13 "adjustment of debts" case. (The BAP hears appeals from bankruptcy courts in…
Rank this Week: 3257

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    With Friends Like This, Who Needs Enemies?

    With Friends Like This, Who Needs Enemies?
    When you’re hiring someone for your business, especially for a position where the person can access funds, you need to find not only someone who’s competent but trustworthy as well. If you know someone for a while, maybe…
  • Dec 30

    Trade Secret Theft Cases Can Result in Big Jury Verdict

    Trade Secret Theft Cases Can Result in Big Jury Verdict
    Your business probably relies on a variety of information that you wouldn’t want disclosed to outside parties. That disclosure could make you less competitive and harm your business. If another company gains access to that information…
  • Dec 22

    Threatening Those Who Post Bad Reviews of Your Company is Risky Busine

    Threatening Those Who Post Bad Reviews of Your Company is Risky Busine
    We are living in the age of the consumer review, whether you’re in the market for a laptop, car, plumber or lawyer. Many of us will make buying decisions, or at least narrow down the choices, by using reviews we find on social media and…
Rank this Week: 1510

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Jan 5

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600
    Now that the California minimum wage has increased to $10 per hour as of January 1, 2016, California employers must also pay more to keep exempt workers exempt. In addition to the Duties Test, California employers who classify workers as...
  • Jan 4

    California Minimum Wage is Now $10 Per Hour

    California Minimum Wage is Now $10 Per Hour
    Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in California is $10.00 per hour. The minimum wage applies to adults and minors, tipped and non-tipped employees in California. If you are a sheepherder, in which case your minimum wage is a...
  • Dec 16

    DIRECTV Prevails in Class Arbitration Waiver SCOTUS Case

    DIRECTV Prevails in Class Arbitration Waiver SCOTUS Case
    Petitioner DIRECTV, Inc., and its customers entered into a service agreement that included a binding arbitration provision with a class-arbitration waiver. It specified that the entire arbitration provision was unenforceable if the “law of…
Rank this Week: 1202

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Jan 4

    New Law Allows Drug Convictions to be Invalidated for Some Defendant

    New Law Allows Drug Convictions to be Invalidated for Some Defendant
    As of January 1, 2016, California law provides that the deferred entry of judgment statute (Penal Code section 1000, et.seq.) misinformed defendants, including all non-citizens, about the consequences of the guilty plea. Consequently, these…
  • Sep 7

    Recent Successful Case Result: High Profile Arrest to High Profile Exoneration

    Recent Successful Case Result: High Profile Arrest to High Profile Exoneration
    This matter involves an arrest for alleged sexual violence alleging sexual assault, forced oral copulation, and false imprisonment. An intensive investigation by the defense lead to no criminal charges, and then we successfully litigated…
  • Sep 7

    Recent Successful Case Result: Vehicular Manslaughter, Felony Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

    Recent Successful Case Result: Vehicular Manslaughter, Felony Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
    This matter involved complex, intensive litigation over 3.5 years, 2 preliminary hearings, a dismissal for failure to disclose Brady evidence, a lengthy trial, and a double jeopardy motion granted. Charges were dismissed multiple times. On…
Rank this Week: 1391

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year and Hopefully Better News for Immigrants for 2016.

    Happy New Year and Hopefully Better News for Immigrants for 2016.
    We wish you all a Happy New Year 2016 and we hope that some better news for immigrants will be coming in this coming year. 1. One of the rumors might be that the I-140 EAD might actually come true. See this draft and article on the matter. 2.…
  • Dec 12

    Canada Welcome Syrian Refugees with open arms.

    Canada Welcome Syrian Refugees with open arms.
    While the USA is sinking in bigotry and hate, Canada is showing the world the true meaning of humanity. I am sure it is a blessing right now to be Canadian. We all wish that we learn from Canada especially Donald Trump! God Bless Canada!…
  • Dec 11

    Awesome answer from a Young Man – Well Done Raef!

    Awesome answer from a Young Man – Well Done Raef!
    This video simply explains where is home for many immigrants. This is a good answer to the racist arguments coming from Donald Trump and his followers. #WeAreHome By Awakening Records. Thank you for the Video. Information provided above is…
Rank this Week: 3973

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 30

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation
    "Hoverboards" as they have become known, have become popular this past year.  As explained in this Wall Street Journal article, the history and intellectual property behind the device is a bit murky.  When it comes to this…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3844

Noah F. Schwinghamer Blog

Noah F. Schwinghamer Blog

Cover personal injury.

http://www.nfsesq.com/blog/
  • Dec 29

    New Resource: California’s Prop 213

    New Resource: California’s Prop 213
    My new page on California’s Prop 213 can be found here.
  • Mar 5

    Top 6 Tricks Insurance Companies Use on Injured People

    Top 6 Tricks Insurance Companies Use on Injured People
    When you are injured, the insurance companies that represent the at-fault party have come up with a whole bag of tricks that they use to try to minimize your injury, so they can minimize the amount that they have to pay. They use these…
  • Dec 30

    Happy New Year: 2014 Court Holiday

    Happy New Year: 2014 Court Holiday
    It’s almost 2014, and that means new court holidays for a new year.  The following are Sacramento’s Court Holidays for 2014 from the court’s website. Holiday Date New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1st Martin…
Rank this Week: 3400

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Dec 26

    Signs of Age Discrimination at Your Workplace

    Signs of Age Discrimination at Your Workplace
    This day and age, most employers are far too sophisticated and careful to make their desire to get rid of the older workers and replace them with younger ones obvious, because they are so afraid of being hit with an age discrimination /…
  • Dec 26

    One Common Disability Leave Mistake To Avoid

    One Common Disability Leave Mistake To Avoid
    The most important advice we have for communicating with your employer during your disability leave is doing it in a way that would make it clear to them why and how long you will not be able to work for. While you, of course, have a certain…
  • Dec 15

    California CFRA Medical Leave Rights Explained

    California CFRA Medical Leave Rights Explained
    CFRA medical leave is intended to give employees an opportunity to take leave from work for certain presonal or family medical reasons without jeopardizing their job security. Nelson v United Technologieis (1999). Generally, CFRA makes it…
Rank this Week: 634

California Personal Injury Law…

California Personal Injury Law Case Notes

Provides information and insights into the law for California accident victims and their families. By the Danko Law Firm.

http://www.capersonalinjurycaselawnotes.com/
  • Dec 21

    PG&E Debris Removal Program: Cleaning up Victims' Properties or PG&E's Image?

    PG&E Debris Removal Program: Cleaning up Victims' Properties or PG&E's Image?
    Butte Fire victims are just now getting a letter from PG&E offering to clean up some of the woody debris left from the fire.  Sounds good, but is it really?  Here are some of the concerns:  No details.  We’ve…
  • Dec 16

    Where's the Haz Mat Clean Up Crew in Butte Fire Area?

    Where's the Haz Mat Clean Up Crew in Butte Fire Area?
      According to CalRecycle waste management engineer Wes Minderman, although at least 32 crews are working in the clean up area, they have only completed about 28% of the properties(779 registered and 216 completed.) Some property owners…
  • Dec 14

    PG&E Tree Inspection and Removal Continue

    PG&E Tree Inspection and Removal Continue
    An Updated PG&E  Tree Removal  Plan for the Week of 12/14/15- 12/20/15. ACRT, Inc. re-inspection continues in the following are as:  Jesus Maria Rd Ponderosa Way Worden Rd Hwy 26 Whiskey Slide  …
Rank this Week: 4665

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

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

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    Ontario Canada Court Authorizes Class Action Against Canadian Attorney

    Ontario Canada Court Authorizes Class Action Against Canadian Attorney
    This came across my desk and was interesting enough that I wanted to pass it on. An Ontario court has authorized a lawsuit against a personal injury law firm. According to the story, 6,000 clients are able to "participate in...
  • Dec 18

    Do you need insurance for your drone?

    Do you need insurance for your drone?
    I was looking at a drone and Google, being smart, also gave me a link to a Bloomberg Business story about drone insurance. My first thought was "what?" Drone insurance? But as I read the article and started to consider...
  • Dec 15

    Parking Lot Danger for the Holiday

    Parking Lot Danger for the Holiday
    My friend Bob Kraft at Kraft & Associates in Dallas, TX has a great post this morning on the danger of parking lots during the holidays. Did you know that backing up accounts for 1% of drive time but 25%...
Rank this Week: 2689

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/
  • Dec 21

    California first state to pass legislation to expedite U Visa Certification

    California first state to pass legislation to expedite U Visa Certification
    Background Most illegal immigrants come to the United States to escape a life of poverty and violence. Unfortunately, once they are here they fail to report even the most heinous crimes committed against them for fear of being deported. This…
  • Nov 30

    J Waiver Hardship Approval Based on U.S. Citizen Child

    J Waiver Hardship Approval Based on U.S. Citizen Child
    A Success Story from the Ranchod Law Group A J Hardship Waiver Approval for a Middle East Client Filed: May 26, 2015 Approved: November 9, 2015 Client and his family are from a Middle Eastern country. Client entered the U.S. on a J visa with…
  • Nov 20

    I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement

    I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement
    I-612 Waiver Approval: Application to waive foreign residence requirement
Rank this Week: 3281

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/
  • Dec 20

    Congress Makes Charitable Rollover Permanent

    Congress Makes Charitable Rollover Permanent
    In last week’s end of the year budget bill, Congress made permanent the qualified charitable rollover distribution. This lets individuals who are 70 1/2 or older donate up to $100,000 a year directly from their IRA to qualified…
  • Dec 14

    Making Smart Charitable Gift

    Making Smart Charitable Gift
    As the year draws to a close, now is the time to consider making charitable gifts, both because it’s a good thing to do and because year-end charitable gifts will provide tax deductions. In addition to the time-tested check writing…
  • Dec 4

    Announcing my new E-Book on Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Announcing my new E-Book on Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    Free e-book available on estate planning for digital assets. Learn how to provide, or deny, access to your digital assets.
Rank this Week: 3742

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
  • Dec 19

    Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County

    Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County
    Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County By now a lot of people have heard or dealt with the changes that have occurred in Ventura County’s criminal justice system. The biggest change is the seemingly permanent closure…
  • Nov 27

    Now is the Right Time to Post Bail

    Now is the Right Time to Post Bail
    Now is the Right Time to Post Bail One of the common questions in my business is: Should I bail him/her out? My answer is always the same – It depends. There are some basic rules of thumb I employ when deciding to advise bailing out…
  • Nov 12

    Beware of the Habitual Deuce Offender (H2O) Unit

    Beware of the Habitual Deuce Offender (H2O) Unit
    Beware of the Habitual Deuce Offender Unit (H2O) You likely didn’t notice several plain clothed cops hanging around outside of court in Van Nuys or San Fernando. They may have a cop radio hidden in a pocket or under a newspaper, but…
Rank this Week: 1791

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

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

    PETALUMA LAWYER STEPHEN HEALY SUED - Malpractice, Fraud, Breach of Contract
    Petaluma lawyer Stephen Healy has been sued by the Mandelbrot Law Firm.Filed Complaint - Mandelbrot v. Healy.pdf Despite being sued - Healy has continued to unethically solicit Mandelbrot clients. "The Complaint provides a good description…
  • Dec 15

    JENNIFER MORALES - CORRUPT ASBESTOS TRUST LAWYER - TYRANNIST (Updated 12/15/2015)

    JENNIFER MORALES - CORRUPT ASBESTOS TRUST LAWYER - TYRANNIST (Updated 12/15/2015)
    UPDATE - 12/16/2016 - Jennifer Morales continues to engage in extensive fraud and bad faith. While she may tout herself as a "Partner" and an "Established Lawyer", she is someone who has 'earned her stripes' by enabling fraud and harming the…
  • Nov 13

    Asbestos Trust Corrupt Lawyer - Kathleen Campbell Davis (Campbell & Levine, LLC)

    Asbestos Trust Corrupt Lawyer - Kathleen Campbell Davis (Campbell & Levine, LLC)
    Corrupt Asbestos Trust Lawyer - Kathleen Campbell Davis (Campbell and Levine) If you have filed a claim with the General Motors (MLC) Trust or A.P. Green Trust - watch out - the lawyer overseeing this Trust is one of the most dishonest in…
Rank this Week: 3748

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Alexander Law Group, LLP Wins $70 Million Punitive Judgment Against Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery

    Alexander Law Group, LLP Wins $70 Million Punitive Judgment Against Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery
    $9.8 Million in Compensatory Damages Levied by Jury Last Week San Jose, CA—December 14, 2015—Alexander Law Group, LLP announced today that a jury has awarded $70 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson’s…
  • Sep 24

    One Dead and Five Injured After Car Crashes Into Gym

    One Dead and Five Injured After Car Crashes Into Gym
    On Tuesday morning, one person was killed and five others were injured after a car crashed into a gym in Livermore. According to KRON Channel Four News, an 80-year-old driver was trying to park her Mercedes SUV when she hit the gas pedal…
  • Sep 22

    96 Percent of NFL Players Have Degenerative Brain Disease

    96 Percent of NFL Players Have Degenerative Brain Disease
    A recent Frontline investigation reported on the disturbing results of a study finding widespread brain damage in football players. According to researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University, a degenerative disease…
Rank this Week: 3674

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Where Should I File For Divorce?

    Where Should I File For Divorce?
    Where should I file for divorce? When contemplating a divorce, there are many things to consider, both practical and emotional. Taking on the financial and logistical aspects of a divorce alone can be an enormous burden. Issues such as child…
  • May 1

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?
    Santa Rosa supervised visitation attorney blog. According to California law, parents should have frequent and continuous contact with their minor children during the separation process and after their divorce is finalized. However, the law…
  • Apr 20

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce
    How are spousal support payments calculated in a California divorce? Ending a marriage can affect almost every aspect of your life, including your financial stability. In many relationships, one party chooses to forgo education or pursuing a…
Rank this Week: 1404

California Injury Attorney Blog

California Injury Attorney Blog

Covers California car accident, malpractice and products liability law. By Hersh & Hersh.

http://www.californiainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Shattering Consumer Trust — What “Clean Diesel,” Faulty Airbags and Bad Ignition Switches Have in Common

    Shattering Consumer Trust — What “Clean Diesel,” Faulty Airbags and Bad Ignition Switches Have in Common
    As 2015 comes to a close and we reflect on the year, the really big stories impacting consumers are tough to miss. Volkswagen’s scandal involving “clean diesel” that wasn’t clean at all; Takata’s scandal…
  • Jun 30

    Practicing Grace in Law Practice

    Practicing Grace in Law Practice
    Listening to President Obama's incredible eulogy of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, I was suddenly compelled to understand the meaning of grace. Amazing grace. And when a friend sent me a blog post by someone who studies and writes about the meaning…
  • Jun 20

    Verdict in Los Angeles Hip Implant Defect Case

    Verdict in Los Angeles Hip Implant Defect Case
    Recently, a Los Angeles jury awarded a hip implant plaintiff over $4 million dollars in a case involving a defect in manufacturing which eventually caused the hip to fracture and fail within the plaintiff's body. The plaintiff sued Wright…
Rank this Week: 1132

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Dec 11

    {New Blog Post} Features of "Family Business"

    {New Blog Post} Features of "Family Business"
    Estate Planning Consultant Steven M. Goldberg highlights characteristics or features of a family business in Chapter 1 of the 2014 edition of Matthew Bender's California Small Business Guide:For a family business entity that is an active…
  • Dec 11

    {New Blog Post} The "family business"

    {New Blog Post} The "family business"
    Family Business DefinedA "family business" is an enterprise owned or controlled by members of the same family. The term refers to the actual dollars and cents ownership of the business, rather than its legal structure. In terms of an active…
  • Sep 2

    What is the California Capital Access…

    What is the California Capital Access Program?California Capital Access Program or CalCAP is a loan program run by the California Pollution Control Financing Authority.Since it began, CalCAP lenders have cumulatively loaned over $2.2 billion…
Rank this Week: 4550

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Adult Day Care—An Alternative to Nursing Home Placement (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Adult Day Care—An Alternative to Nursing Home Placement (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Isolation is often a great danger to elders living independently and, as an alternative to moving into a nursing facility or assisted living facility, many elders have been able to remain living at home with the assistance of adult day care…
  • Dec 3

    Do You Need to Speak with an Elder Care Law Firm?

    Do You Need to Speak with an Elder Care Law Firm?
    The question of when you might need to speak to an elder care law firm can be a difficult one to answer. What is an elder care law firm? How can they help you? What if it is a loved one who needs help? This blog article will address these…
  • Nov 18

    Home Safety – Reducing the Risk of Falls (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Home Safety – Reducing the Risk of Falls (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and an older adult dies from a fall every 20 minutes. Falls can occur anywhere, but most occur in the home. Falls can be prevented and the home made safer for…
Rank this Week: 2997

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Shares insights about bankruptcy law and practice.

http://www.klavirlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    2016 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2016 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    How to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy starts with your bankruptcy petition. This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2016. It will help you Please see it below for your view and use: Please do not copy…
  • May 24

    2015 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2015 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2015. Please see it below for your view and use: Please do not copy the contents of the above Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition verbatim. It should be…
  • Mar 20

    2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    I can’t believe that it has been a couple years since I posted my first Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition. The Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2013. I continue to see Pro Se Debtors…
Rank this Week: 4606

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light
    Plaintiffs often make the mistake of alleging claims of false light on behalf of corporations. This often occurs when the case also involves individual plaintiffs, particularly in the context of internet defamation. It springs from a…
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
  • Nov 5

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
Rank this Week: 597

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2194

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2878

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1621