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California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By William D Hartsock, Tax Attorney Inc.

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2688

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Listing 12.05 requires onset prior to age 22, not diagnostic testing prior to age 22

    Listing 12.05 requires onset prior to age 22, not diagnostic testing prior to age 22
    Writing federal court briefs is hard work.  It takes a lot of time and I do not know if I am going to win (and collect fees).  The upside though is that I learn a lot and by having to … Continue reading →
  • Aug 7

    Solano County Public Health Department Starts Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program

    Solano County Public Health Department Starts Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program
    Solano County Department of Public Health is now offering rapid Hepatitis C testing at its HIV clinic in Vallejo, 365 Tuolumne Street. The test is confidential and free to anyone at risk for infection. Results are available in 20-40…
  • Jul 29

    Getting the Earnings Record Right

    Getting the Earnings Record Right
    I am seeing in more and more of my cases that the Social Security Earnings Record is an issue in and of itself.  It isn’t that Social Security is getting it wrong.  It is that the individuals have not checked … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3348

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    Mindful Case Management

    Mindful Case Management
    We recently litigated and successfully settled an insurance coverage case that offers a model for managing a case thoughtfully. Too often, parties reflexively dive into litigation with its procedural hurdles and delays, unbounded discovery,…
  • Aug 6

    Recent Developments in California Bad Faith Law and Related Trend

    Recent Developments in California Bad Faith Law and Related Trend
    On July 29, 2014, I spoke on a panel about recent developments in California bad faith law and related trends. My co-presenter was Robert K. Scott of The Law Offices of Robert K. Scott, and we gave the presentation at ACI’s 28th National…
  • Aug 1

    California Court of Appeals Clarifies Carrier's Duty to Settle

    California Court of Appeals Clarifies Carrier's Duty to Settle
    Insurers and insureds have long disagreed whether an insurer’s duty to settle is limited to the duty to accept a reasonable settlement offer made by a plaintiff, or whether the insurer has a duty to affirmatively seek a settlement within…
Rank this Week: 4300

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/
  • Aug 11

    Why is There a Bypass Trust in Most Estate Plans? To Save Federal Estate Taxes on the Second Death.

    Why is There a Bypass Trust in Most Estate Plans? To Save Federal Estate Taxes on the Second Death.
    1. Each US citizen has a lifetime exclusion amount from estate taxes of $5,340,000 (this amount adjusts for inflation each year). 2. There is an unlimited marital deduction for gifts from a deceased spouse to a surviving spouse who is a…
  • Feb 1

    When Litigating a Will or Trust Contest in California, What Evidence do I look for?

    When Litigating a Will or Trust Contest in California, What Evidence do I look for?
    A typical case will involve a family member contacting me to complain about the dispositions in a will or trust of a deceased relative, with allegations that another family member or a caregiver "got" to the deceased relative to unduly…
  • Feb 1

    Undue Influence in California Will and Trust Contest

    Undue Influence in California Will and Trust Contest
    California defines undue influence in the Civil Code. Specifically, Civil Code Section 1575 states: "Undue influence consists: 1. In the use, by one in whom a confidence is reposed by another, or who holds a real or apparent authority over…
Rank this Week: 2752

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: 956

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer…

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury news and updates in California. Published by Moseley Collins.

http://www.sacramentopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    The Basics of Personal Injury Tort

    The Basics of Personal Injury Tort
    The people who most often seek out their legal options by contacting an attorney are those who have been injured in a car accident, or by someone else’s negligence. In most of those cases it is the first time A may have seen online or…
  • Aug 5

    Pecuniary Recovery May Still be Possible in Single Car Calamitie

    Pecuniary Recovery May Still be Possible in Single Car Calamitie
    When people imagine horrible car accidents it is most often involving another car. Nightmarish flashes of drunk drivers and irresponsible big rig operators occur when talk of tragic car accidents comes up. Surprisingly, studies have shown…
  • Jul 29

    Car Accidents Can Cause Hard to Prove Chronic Pain

    Car Accidents Can Cause Hard to Prove Chronic Pain
    Slip and fall and construction accidents can cause life altering pain. However, automobile accidents result in more instances of chronic physical pain. Car accident collisions inflict great trauma and blunt force upon the human body resulting…
Rank this Week: 1255

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/
  • Aug 10

    Squaw Valley skydiver killed after mid-air collision

    Squaw Valley skydiver killed after mid-air collision
    Two parachutists collided in midair in Acampo on Tuesday afternoon, killing a man from Squaw Valley and prompting an investigation by the FAA, officials said.Professional skier and BASE jumper Timy Dutton, 27, was killed 30 seconds into…
  • Aug 10

    Major Scandal: One of our main automakers knowingly allowed dangerous vehicles on the road to save .90 cents per vehicle

    Major Scandal: One of our main automakers knowingly allowed dangerous vehicles on the road to save .90 cents per vehicle
    There is one last remaining arena where politics, money and influence cannot corrupt the outcome: the jury trial.   Checks and balances was the design of our three areas of government; legislature, office of the president, and…
  • May 5

    Semi Truck Accident Injures 3 Workers In Fix 50 Area

    Semi Truck Accident Injures 3 Workers In Fix 50 Area
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A semi truck accident in the Fix 50 area has injured three workers, a California Highway Patrol official says.Three crew members on the Fix 50 project were hit by a piece of wood from one of their own workers. A…
Rank this Week: 2299

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Features information, tidbits, and stories of legal interest to California paralegals. By Lori Paul.

http://lorijpaul.com
  • Aug 9

    Shoot, Misfired Emails are Possible Legal Malpractice Claim

    Shoot, Misfired Emails are Possible Legal Malpractice Claim
    Paralegals and attorneys beware!  According to a recent article in The Recorder, sending that email to the wrong person can be a possible legal malpractice claim in the future. “Emails sent in certain practices, such as commercial…
  • Aug 8

    Lawyer’s suspension includes lifetime ban on representing women

    Lawyer’s suspension includes lifetime ban on representing women
    According to the ABA Journal, a Connecticut lawyer has been suspended for four months and barred from representing female clients for the rest of his career after he was accused of representing women in family law and domestic-violence cases…
  • Jun 27

    Former Law Student Sues Over a D Grade in Contract

    Former Law Student Sues Over a D Grade in Contract
    In an article in the ABA Journal, it is reported that a former law student at the Massachusetts School of Law claims in a lawsuit that he received an unfair D grade in contracts. The suit by Martin Odemena says the D grade resulted in a…
Rank this Week: 4588

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 3274

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the fruits and nuts of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 1774

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3969

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    Credit Scores May Rise with FICO’s New Scoring Model

    Credit Scores May Rise with FICO’s New Scoring Model
    FICO, the creator of the most widely used credit scoring system, last week announced that  new version (FICO 9) available this fall will make changes beneficial to consumers. The new model will ignore previously paid collection items…
  • Jul 23

    Free Credit Reports You May Not Know About

    Free Credit Reports You May Not Know About
    Many of you know you can get free credit reports once a year from Experian, Equifax and Trans Union by going to annualcreditreport.com (or you may call 1.877.322.8228 and use the prompts). But what you may not know is that there are quite a…
  • Jun 16

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian
    The State of Mississippi has sued Experian alleging violations of the FCRA and its own state law. Among other problems,  the Mississippi lawsuit said, Experian provides no straightforward way for consumers to correct erroneous…
Rank this Week: 863

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Aug 8

    Michigan Ruled by the Elite

    Michigan Ruled by the Elite
    I was convicted in 1999 and ever since then with my 3 felonies i cant find a job, only crappy minimum wage crap. i tried a pardon and it didnt work and then i tried getting an attorney who said […] The post Michigan Ruled by the Elite…
  • Aug 5

    Keep your mouth shut…..

    Keep your mouth shut…..
    My story starts on a day I went for a motorcycle ride, and returned home early to find my wife at that time, was packing up the house in my vehicle and attempting to leave.  Her and I had been […] The post Keep your mouth…
  • Aug 5

    Wrongful conviction

    Wrongful conviction
     It was 2008 and I was working for a Company as a Caregiver. All of a sudden a group of people who were working for the same company decided that they did not like me so the Company had launched […] The post Wrongful conviction…
Rank this Week: 995

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Aug 7

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

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing
    The Illinois Attorney Ethics Committee has filed a complaint against Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the Chicago lawyer who started legal proceedings on behalf of a passenger's family shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.  One…
  • Aug 7

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

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivilous" MH370 Filing
    The Illinois Attorney Ethics Committee has filed a complaint against Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the Chicago lawyer who started legal proceedings on behalf of a passenger's family shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.  One…
  • Jul 31

    The Risk of Automation in the General Aviation Cockpit

    The Risk of Automation in the General Aviation Cockpit
    I just returned from the American Association for Justice's annual convention in Baltimore, where I  on the risks automation poses to the general aviation pilot.  To prepare for the talk, I reviewed the research on the…
Rank this Week: 4150

California Comp Blog

California Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation legal decisions.

http://www.californiacompblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    We’ve Moved!

    We’ve Moved!
    The California Comp Blog has moved to: RTGR law.com Blog We’ll see you there!    
  • May 7

    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP Announces New Presentation on Safety Officer Benefits & Presumption

    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP Announces New Presentation on Safety Officer Benefits & Presumption
    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP is pleased to announce our new Powerpoint presentation: Safety Officer Benefits & Presumptions – Mitigating Public Agency Workers’ Compensation Exposure.  This presentation covers…
  • Mar 31

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation
    The Appeals Board has issued a proposed en banc decision addressing whether the original panel QME or AME must be used to address subsequent dates of injury. In Ismael Navarro v. City of Montebello, the Appeals Board proposed holding the…
Rank this Week: 4691

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?
    Unmarried Couples? According to modern trends, more and more Californians are living together outside of marriage, whether for personal, financial, or other reasons. Even absent the traditional nuptials, however, such couples may, for all…
  • Jul 18

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point
    Marriage and Money Marriage and Money. Marriage can be challenging, especially when it comes to family finances. Many studies suggest that financial issues are the most common sources of contention in a marriage and a common cause of divorce.…
  • Jul 15

    Golden Years and Gray Divorce

    Golden Years and Gray Divorce
    A gray divorce may not have been on one’s bucket list, but as noted in a recent story by The New York Times, the divorce rate among those fifty years and older has doubled since 1990. These so-called “gray divorces” are…
Rank this Week: 3624

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Aug 7

    OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P

    OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P
    In an historic move, Standard & Poor’s upgraded the Orange County Transportation Agency SR91 Express Lanes Toll Revenue Bonds to “AA-”, making it one the highest rated managed lanes projects in the world.  The bonds…
  • Aug 6

    Secretary Foxx Holds Virtual National Town Hall, Addresses Transportation Policy

    Secretary Foxx Holds Virtual National Town Hall, Addresses Transportation Policy
    Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx chaired a “virtual” town hall meeting, entitled “Moving from Uncertainty to Long-Term Transportation Investment,” on August 6, 2014.  The town hall was open to the general…
  • Aug 5

    Port of Miami Tunnel Open for Traffic

    Port of Miami Tunnel Open for Traffic
    On August 3, 2014, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Port of Miami achieved an important milestone when the est. $1 billion Port of Miami Tunnel opened for traffic.  The project consists of twin tunnels under…
Rank this Week: 2236

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Aug 7

    Telephone pole ads to repair your credit: are they legitimate?

    Telephone pole ads to repair your credit: are they legitimate?
    I’d like to mention something I see around Southern California that may show up in other parts of the country:  Ads on telephone poles promising to repair your credit in two weeks.  Are these ads legitimate?  The answer…
  • Aug 5

    Post-Bankruptcy Credit Report

    Post-Bankruptcy Credit Report
    Many of my clients express concern over their ability to obtain credit and take out loans after they have gone through a bankruptcy.  I have written in great detail about the topic, and included tips on rebuilding credit after…
  • Jul 24

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy
    A very recent Eleventh Circuit decision, Crawford v. LVNV Funding, LLC, No. 13-12389 (11th Cir., July 10, 2014), highlights an interesting split among the circuits, which makes things ripe for an appeal to the Supremes. First let’s get…
Rank this Week: 2270

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

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

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy
    All manners of avoiding tax on cancelled debt are NOT created equal. I have, up to this point, treated “discharge in a case under Title 11” and “insolvency” as equally effective ways to avoid including cancelled debt…
  • Jul 23

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok
    We’ve had a string of them…. [Hint: in a small practice, a "string" means "three. " ] But three clients in the past month with confirmed Chapter 13 plans have contracted to sell their homes without mentioning it to us,…
Rank this Week: 4924

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 6

    Grandmother Killed in the Crossfire of Two Armed Men - San Diego

    Grandmother Killed in the Crossfire of Two Armed Men - San Diego
    A tragic shootout occurred in St. Louis last week when two men opened fire at each other in public streets. During the shootout, which happened just outside of an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Hodiamont Avenue, 46 year old Juliette…
  • Aug 5

    Expungements: What They Are and How They Help You!

    Expungements: What They Are and How They Help You!
    Ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felon and have had - or still have - trouble finding a job because of it? Not many employers are willing to look past a "yes" after asking if you've ever been convicted; luckily, you have an option.…
  • Aug 4

    Man Bites Finger Off of Another Man During Beyonce Concert - San Diego

    Man Bites Finger Off of Another Man During Beyonce Concert - San Diego
    At Jay-Z and Beyonce's Rose Bowl concert in Pasadena, an interesting altercation occurred between a man, woman and the woman's boyfriend. The man, later identified to be 25-year-old Roberto Alcaraz-Garnica, apparently copped a feel on the…
Rank this Week: 1389

Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog

Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog

Covers green cards and visas. By Behar International Counsel, PLC.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 6

    CONSULAR PROCESSING IN ISRAEL

    CONSULAR PROCESSING IN ISRAEL
    All of us watching the news know that the ceasefire is in effect in Israel. And as it enters the second day in Israel, the NIV unit within the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has elevated its visa processing from "emergency" based to "special". …
  • Jul 1

    WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID YESTERDAY ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ("CIR")

    WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID YESTERDAY ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ("CIR")
    In the Rose Garden yesterday, President Obama reiterated his commitment to immigration reform and reproached House Republicans for their unwillingness to confront this important issue. Speaking a year ago to the month when the Senate passed…
  • May 29

    AILA SPEAKS OUT: HOUSE MUST NOT DELAY IMMIGRATION REFORM!

    AILA SPEAKS OUT: HOUSE MUST NOT DELAY IMMIGRATION REFORM!
    Douglas T. Stump, President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) responded to news reports that President Obama has delayed the completion of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) review of deportation policy until…
Rank this Week: 3862

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4703

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2827

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
  • Aug 6

    One-Eyed Gang member Arrested for Panorama City Double Murder

    One-Eyed Gang member Arrested for Panorama City Double Murder
    A one-eyed gang member whose street name is "Winky" was arrested yesterday after authorities linked him to a double murder in Panorama City, California. Police say Winky, or Angel Santana, and another suspect who is still at large, shot three…
  • Aug 6

    Do Good DUI Lawyers Take Payment Plans?

    Do Good DUI Lawyers Take Payment Plans?
    Do Good DUI Attorneys Take Payment Plans? Lots of lawyers take payment plans. I often joke about one lawyer who I still see in the Metropolitan traffic court who has bright orange stickers on his client files that say: "Payment Plan" in bold…
  • Aug 2

    How Do I Know When it is Time to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

    How Do I Know When it is Time to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
    How Do I Know When it's Time to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer? If I got arrested for some serious charge, like murder, I would likely want to hire a lawyer. But what if I am got driving on a suspended driver's license? Do I need to hire a…
Rank this Week: 2065

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

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

    Modesto Police Officers Failure To Act Led To Death Young Mother

    Modesto Police Officers Failure To Act Led To Death Young Mother
    Last year, a young woman lost her life after first responders with the Modesto Police Department (MPD) carelessly failed to act as responsible adults when checking on the welfare of a distressed mother and child. On June 21, 2013, police…
  • Aug 6

    Eight Construction Workers Injured in Three-Alarm Hotel Fire

    Eight Construction Workers Injured in Three-Alarm Hotel Fire
    On Monday, a fire at a construction site injured eight construction workers in San Francisco. According to KTVU Channel 2 the fire happened at the former Renoir Hotel, in the Mid-Market neighborhood at 45 McAllister Street. Apparently, crews…
  • Jul 23

    NHTSA’s TireWise Campaign Not Enough to Keep Consumers Safe

    NHTSA’s TireWise Campaign Not Enough to Keep Consumers Safe
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) http://www.safercar.gov/tires/index.html safety campaign isn’t going to be enough to keep consumers safe. The agency has chosen not to take a hard line on tire safety…
Rank this Week: 3866

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/
  • Aug 5

    The Elder Justice Roadmap Has Been Announced

    The Elder Justice Roadmap Has Been Announced
    Just last month, came word that the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services have released "The Elder Justice Roadmap." According to a press release on www.hhs.org: Supported by the Department of Justice (DOJ)…
  • Jul 28

    Be Aware: Fake IRS Phone Scam Still Targeting Elder

    Be Aware: Fake IRS Phone Scam Still Targeting Elder
    Opportunists continue to seek occasions to defraud elders out of money, and one of the many ways they continue to try to do it is through phone scams. In fact, according to the National Consumers League nearly 1/3 of phone fraud victims are…
  • Jul 13

    Understaffing in California Nursing Homes Continues To Prove Dangerou

    Understaffing in California Nursing Homes Continues To Prove Dangerou
    Understaffing nursing homes is incredibly dangerous to adults over 65 residing in long-term care facilities such as Southern California nursing homes. That's precisely why specific laws and regulations are in place which mandate proper…
Rank this Week: 3299

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Aug 5

    Franchise Tax Board Settlements – Part Two

    Franchise Tax Board Settlements – Part Two
    A taxpayer who wants to settle must submit a written request, which must include the following information: 1)Taxpayer’s name and current address; 2)Taxpayer representative’s name, current address, fax and telephone number;…
  • Aug 5

    Franchise Tax Board Settlements – Part One

    Franchise Tax Board Settlements – Part One
    Franchise Tax Board Settlements The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has authority to settle administrative civil tax disputes. Such authority allows FTB to settle civil tax disputes that arise out of protests, appeals or refund claims…
  • Aug 1

    California Employment Development Tax Settlement

    California Employment Development Tax Settlement
    California EDD offers taxpayers tax settlement program, where EDD and taxpayer can settle a claim for less than the amount owed. EDD can settle if it evaluates costs and risks associated with the litigation of the case and determines that it…
Rank this Week: 2485

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Aug 5

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

    Why Every Insurance Carrier Should Insist That The New Construction Form Interrogatories Be Used
      John Podesta, an insurance coverage attorney in San Francisco, brings us his perspective on why the Form Interrogatories for Construction Defect should be used.  For over 20 years John has has handled hundreds of…
  • Jul 23

    Discovery Plan Part 4 — The Year Before Trial

    Discovery Plan Part 4 — The Year Before Trial
    Somewhere in the back of your mind you are aware that discovery and Motions for Summary Judgment deadlines are looming. Yet, you really don’t pay attention to them until they are upon us usually around day 45 when you start trying to…
  • Apr 4

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law
    As a discovery referee in family law matters, I often come upon issues where opposing counsel does not think the Discovery Act applies to their proceeding. They argue that it is not necessary to make a diligent search and a reasonable inquiry…
Rank this Week: 4046

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/
  • Aug 4

    Three Men Arrested in Santa Rosa Drug Bust

    Three Men Arrested in Santa Rosa Drug Bust
    Earlier this month in Santa Rosa, two men were arrested on drug charges when officers stopped their vehicle near Coddington Mall. According to a report by SFBay.ca, as part of the arrest, officers executed search warrants on the home where…
  • Jul 18

    Northern California Man Charged for Starting Wildfire While Growing Marijuana

    Northern California Man Charged for Starting Wildfire While Growing Marijuana
    Earlier this month, a 27-year-old man was charged with marijuana cultivation and with recklessly starting a fire in northern California. According to a report by the Guardian, the man's farm in Shasta County caught fire when the exhaust from…
  • Jul 10

    Cannabis Cup Comes to Santa Rosa Fairground

    Cannabis Cup Comes to Santa Rosa Fairground
    Just last week, High Times Magazine hosted its annual "Cannabis Cup" at the Santa Rosa fairgrounds. The event, which one report claimed brought in over 5,000 people, was a two-day event celebrating all things cannabis. From cannabis ice…
Rank this Week: 3880

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3572

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Technical Difficulties at Embassies and Consulates Worldwide

    Technical Difficulties at Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
    On July 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of State announced that its consular system is experiencing technical difficulties, which began in mid-July. The problem is worldwide and not specific to any particular country or visa category. These…
  • Jul 29

    DACA and State Driver’s License

    DACA and State Driver’s License
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy permits individuals who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and who meet other age, education, continuous presence, and criminal history-related requirements to remain in…
  • Jul 15

    E-Verify Participation May Spur Compliance Investigation

    E-Verify Participation May Spur Compliance Investigation
    I-9 and E-Verify compliance enthusiasts report a noteworthy trend in recent cases brought to the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC). Many of the recent cases in which OSC has reached…
Rank this Week: 4257

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/
  • Aug 3

    Too Old to Drive?

    Too Old to Drive?
    Families need to help seniors know when it's time to stop driving. Here's a list of danger signs, self-assessment tests, and resources for families who need to help someone stop driving.
  • Jul 11

    Summer Time Is Here: Estate Planning on the Run

    Summer Time Is Here: Estate Planning on the Run
    Inevitably, in the summer months, I get phone calls from people who are about to take a trip somewhere, often within just a few days. Sometimes they have a Will or a trust that’s out of date; sometimes they have no estate planning…
  • Jul 9

    What Not to Leave Behind: Massive Piles of Paper

    What Not to Leave Behind: Massive Piles of Paper
    Recently, a client of mine described having to go through about 30 years of their father’s financial records after he had passed away. Needless to say, that’s not an easy task, especially when you’re not entirely sure what…
Rank this Week: 2174

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer…

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, negligence and product liability. By the Law Offices of Tai C. Bogan.

http://www.modestopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    California Man Awarded Millions In Motorcycle Accident After Defendant Refused To Negotiate A Settlement

    California Man Awarded Millions In Motorcycle Accident After Defendant Refused To Negotiate A Settlement
    Modesto motorcycle accident attorney knows that Modesto's area summer weather brings out the motorcycles. Modesto and its ideal central California location, being 90 minutes from San Francisco and within an hour of various mountains, make it…
  • Jan 12

    Modesto Area Car Accident: Negligence To Blame In Wrongful Death Of Child

    Modesto Area Car Accident: Negligence To Blame In Wrongful Death Of Child
    On Christmas Eve 2013, a 9 year old Manteca Girl was died as a result of a car accident in Escalon, California, just north of Modesto. As reported by the Modesto Bee, nine year old Mariah Izzo of Manteca, California suffered fatal injuries…
  • Mar 27

    Car Accident Near Modesto Kills Young Woman

    Car Accident Near Modesto Kills Young Woman
    Hitting the Road As the spring weather heats up, more and more Modesto and Stockton families and 'weekend warriors' will be 'hitting the road' to their respective recreational destinations. Unfortunately, some of these families will be…
Rank this Week: 3887

Los Angeles Probate Litigation…

Los Angeles Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    New Judical Officer to Hear Conservatorships, Trust Matters, and other Probate Cases in Los Angeles Superior Court

    New Judical Officer to Hear Conservatorships, Trust Matters, and other Probate Cases in Los Angeles Superior Court
      Brenda Penny has been elected a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner, Presiding Judge David Wesley informed judicial officers. Brenda Penny has been hearing the morning probate calendar in Department 5 of the Los Angeles Superior…
  • Jun 13

    2014 Probate Court Reception

    2014 Probate Court Reception
    Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP, firm partners are looking forward to attending the Los Angeles County Bar -Trusts and Estates Section reception honoring the Probate Department of the Los Angeles Superior Court on the evening of June 17, 2014,…
  • Mar 28

    Update-Casey Kasem Children Settle Conservatorship Matter

    Update-Casey Kasem Children Settle Conservatorship Matter
    Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BP 145805 concerning the Appointment of the Conservatorship over the Person and Temporary Appointment of the Conservatorship over the Person of Casey Kasem had been filed on October 7, 2013. Casey Kasem…
Rank this Week: 2127

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Exemptions to Registering Federal Securities with the SEC

    Exemptions to Registering Federal Securities with the SEC
    When forming a California limited liability company (LLC) or corporation, it is important that the owners determine whether any of the ownership interests in the company will be treated as a security.  Under federal and state law, if…
  • Jun 30

    Is Your Business Being Sued?

    Is Your Business Being Sued?
    Being served with a lawsuit can be one of the worst things that can happen to any business.  The specter of long drawn out litigation causes immediate anxiety and young and inexperienced owners worry that their business may…
  • Jun 9

    Negotiating Tenant Improvement Allowance

    Negotiating Tenant Improvement Allowance
    A Tenant Improvement Allowance (TIA) is a landlord incentive designed to assist new tenants with the build-out of their space. Build-outs are improvements to leased space to make the space usable for a particular tenant's needs. Whether or…
Rank this Week: 4172

Plaintiffs-Advocate

Plaintiffs-Advocate

Covers personal injury. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://plaintiffsadvocate.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 1

    Prison Guards Repeatedly Taser Immobilized Vietnam Veteran

    Prison Guards Repeatedly Taser Immobilized Vietnam Veteran
    Dwain Smith, a Vietnam War veteran, was allegedly Tasered multiple times by Arkansas prison guards because he could not stand due to severe back pain. Smith, who also suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), was arrested for…
  • Jul 23

    Complaint Filed Against LA Superior Court for Stripping Disabled Americans’ Voting Right

    Complaint Filed Against LA Superior Court for Stripping Disabled Americans’ Voting Right
    On July 10, 2014, The Disability and Abuse Project of Spectrum Institute, an advocacy group, filed a complaint with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division alleging Los Angeles Superior Courts of unlawfully stripping away…
  • Jul 10

    USC Students Racially Profiled by Los Angeles Police Department

    USC Students Racially Profiled by Los Angeles Police Department
    On May 4, 2014, approximately seventy-nine police officers, some dressed in riot gear, responded to a noise complaint at a house party mostly attended by African-American and Latino students of the University of Southern California (USC). As…
Rank this Week: 2170

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Report from the BHBA’s Review of the Three Bankruptcy-Related Supreme Court Decision

    Report from the BHBA’s Review of the Three Bankruptcy-Related Supreme Court Decision
    The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section recently held a program discussing the three recent bankruptcy-related Supreme Court decisions: Law v. Siegel (a case regarding surcharge, which was discussed on this blog in a…
  • May 16

    When One Solution Is Better Than Two

    When One Solution Is Better Than Two
    Over the years, clients have sought my advice after they have obtained a judgment against a limited liability company or a corporation, and after they have tried, without success, to collect on that judgment.  All of the typical judgment…
  • May 14

    When One Solution Is Better Than Two

    When One Solution Is Better Than Two
    Over the years, clients have sought my advice after they have obtained a judgment against a limited liability company or a corporation but have tried, without success, to collect on the judgment.  All of the typical judgment enforcement…
Rank this Week: 2755

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, trucking acident and product liability law. By Brett A. Burlison.

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 1

    Poultry Plants Get To Police Self

    Poultry Plants Get To Police Self
    As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and other media outlets, the US Department of Agriculture has released new poultry-inspection rules that will adversely affect workplace safety. According to the New York Times, the executive…
  • Jul 31

    Difficulty With Brain Injury And Brain Science

    Difficulty With Brain Injury And Brain Science
    The difficulty understanding and predicting and treating brain injuries resides in the difficulties with brain science. Recently Professor Gary Marcus wrote an excellent Op-Ed for the New York Times, The Trouble With Brain Science (7/12/14),…
  • Jul 29

    New Concussion Guidelines for Children

    New Concussion Guidelines for Children
    If your child is injured and suffers a concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury or MTBI, often they are told to rest and take it easy for a couple of days. But according to new research, this is nowhere near enough time for…
Rank this Week: 319

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Aug 1

    What Type of Evidence is Presented in a Los Angeles Criminal Case?

    What Type of Evidence is Presented in a Los Angeles Criminal Case?
    If you have been charged with a criminal charge in California, you have several rights available to you. These rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and taken very seriously. You have the right to an attorney, you have the right to…
  • Aug 1

    How Does my Domestic Violence Case Affect my Pending Dissolution Case?

    How Does my Domestic Violence Case Affect my Pending Dissolution Case?
    If you have been charged with domestic violence, it is important that you not only consult with a Los Angeles Criminal Defense attorney right away, but also with a family law attorney if you are going through a dissolution. It used to be that…
  • Jul 21

    What is a Plea Bargain in a Los Angeles Criminal Case?

    What is a Plea Bargain in a Los Angeles Criminal Case?
    When you have been charged with a criminal offense, you will be given the opportunity to appear in court before a criminal Judge and have your case heard. This hearing will be referred to as an Arraignment. At the Arraignment, several things…
Rank this Week: 3705

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial
    A few days ago a California probate court ruled in the Donald Sterling/Shelly Sterling trust dispute concerning the pending sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Balmer (Former Microsoft CEO) for $2 Billion.  The pending…
  • Jun 30

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    A few months ago I wrote about software patents before the Supreme Court.  Instead of issuing a broad ruling the Court merely decided that adding a computer to an abstract idea would not be enough to make it patentable.  Abstract…
  • Apr 5

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN
    This is an excellent historical perspective on the 14th Amendment to the U.S .Constitution. Professor Ross describes it as Congress' peace treaty to the South. That is quite accurate. He also notes that it only came about because of a…
Rank this Week: 2226

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
Rank this Week: 3973

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case
    If you are driving a vehicle in California, you have agreed to a chemical test of your breath or blood to determine the alcohol and/or drug content, if you are lawfully arrested and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs,…
  • Jul 15

    Under 21 Driving Under The Influence & The DMV APS Hearing

    Under 21 Driving Under The Influence & The DMV APS Hearing
    Whether you are 21 years old or older, or under 21 years old, if you are arrested for driving under the influence, two separate actions are triggered. The first is the Administrative Per Se, or APS, action from the California Department of…
  • Jul 7

    Seal and Destroy Drunk Driving Arrest Record

    Seal and Destroy Drunk Driving Arrest Record
    If you were arrested for DUI in San Diego but criminal charges were never filed, the case was eventually dismissed in court, or you were acquitted after a jury trial, you may be able to have your arrest records sealed and destroyed under…
Rank this Week: 2277

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    The Senate is Considering Minimum Resale Pricing for Contact Lense

    The Senate is Considering Minimum Resale Pricing for Contact Lense
    NPR has the story.  Under federal law, of course, RPM is subject to the Rule of Reason.  Apparently the Senate is interested because a large portion of the contact lens market is subject to the restrictions. It is unclear to me…
  • Jul 17

    Northern District of California Addresses Functional Discounts, Price Discrimination Claim

    Northern District of California Addresses Functional Discounts, Price Discrimination Claim
    In Mathew Enterprise, Inc. v. Chrysler Group, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95522 (N.D. Cal. July 11, 2014) (Freeman, J.), the court dismissed certain Robinson-Patman Act price discrimination claims and allowed others to proceed, and in so doing…
  • Jul 10

    A World Without Patents?

    A World Without Patents?
    Planet Money’s recent podcast interviews two economists who advocate for the ultimate patent law reform: the abolition of patents. They argue that patents inhibit innovation.  For example, the Wright Brothers supposedly secured a…
Rank this Week: 1947

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Five things to know when hiring your child to work for you

    Five things to know when hiring your child to work for you
    I love having my 18-year-old daughter work in my law firm.  She’s smart and motivated.  She gets to see law in action.  She’s done wonders for my website, and she gets the mail out. She keeps a timesheet.  I…
  • Jul 30

    A Benefit of Bankruptcy That Most People Don’t Think Of

    A Benefit of Bankruptcy That Most People Don’t Think Of
    Bankruptcy works in unexpected ways.  That’s how a colleague sells his potential clients on hiring him to get a discharge in bankruptcy.  And he’s right. My client opened a fast-food restaurant with a partner in 2008 and…
  • Jul 28

    So you want to buy something from a bankruptcy estate

    So you want to buy something from a bankruptcy estate
    More than 99 percent of all bankruptcy estates are “no-asset” cases, meaning that the trustee opens the case, talks to the debtor, looks at the schedules, and determines that the debtor truly has nothing.  (Or almost nothing:…
Rank this Week: 2586

Los Angeles Hit And Run Lawyer…

Los Angeles Hit And Run Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangeleshitandrunlawyer.com/
  • Jul 31

    How to Fight a Los Angeles Hit and Run…

    How to Fight a Los Angeles Hit and Run Many of our blogs address the law, potential arguments and potential consequences. Whereas these are very important concerns that a client would have, it is also important to understand how our strategy…
  • Jul 24

    What is a Valid Defense to a Los Angeles Hit and Run Involving Bodily Injury?

    What is a Valid Defense to a Los Angeles Hit and Run Involving Bodily Injury?
    A person who has injured another with his or her vehicle may be charged with a Los Angeles Hit and Run under California Vehicle Code §20003. California Vehicle Code §20003 states that any such person finding themselves in a…
  • Jul 15

    What is a Valid Defense to a Los Angeles Hit and Run Charge with Property Damage?

    What is a Valid Defense to a Los Angeles Hit and Run Charge with Property Damage?
    If you have been charged with a Hit and Run with damage to property, you have been charged under California Vehicle Code §20002. California Vehicle Code §20002 outlines what is expected of a driver when they have been involved in an…
Rank this Week: 2702