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California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 87

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

    Medi-Cal Estate Recovery is changing. Is it for the better?

    Medi-Cal Estate Recovery is changing. Is it for the better?
    On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that limits the state's seizure of assets from the estates of low-income residents ages 55 to 64. This is a good thing.  But note that while this is a...
  • May 2

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn
    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn Prince passed away without any estate planning done. No trust or will. $300 million dollar estate. We wanted to share this article with you from Forbes.com because whether you have $300...
  • Apr 15

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate
    You already know how you want your assets distributed and you have even discussed it with your heirs, but discussing it doesn't make it legal. If you don't create an estate plan, your heirs are free to do what they...
Rank this Week: 2673

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 3

    Be careful when speaking with insurance adjuster

    Be careful when speaking with insurance adjuster
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:Hello, everyone. This is Robert Mansour, and I want to make a brief video about an issue that comes up all the time - "Should I give a recorded statement to the other party's insurance company?" The answer is generally "no."…
  • Mar 27

    Watch out for storage fees after a car accident!

    Watch out for storage fees after a car accident!
    After a severe car accident, your vehicle may be stored at a "storage facility."  Usually your car will end up at a tow yard (or an auto body shop).  Tow yards (and similar storage locations like body shops) usually charge about $50…
  • Jan 24

    Things to keep in mind after being involved in a car accident

    Things to keep in mind after being involved in a car accident
    After working for an insurance company for over 13 years as a defense lawyer, I opened my own practice, this time representing victims of car accidents.   One of the biggest questions I get all the time is this: …
Rank this Week: 2296

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Don't Wait for the $15 Minimum Wage - San Francisco's Goes Up to $13 Today!

    Don't Wait for the $15 Minimum Wage - San Francisco's Goes Up to $13 Today!
    If you know someone doing business in San Francisco, remember to let that special person know that the minimum wage goes up to $13.00 per hour effective today.  The SF minimum wage web page with access to the poster etc. is here.As of…
  • Jun 20

    Happy 10th Anniversary Shaw Valenza LLP

    Happy 10th Anniversary Shaw Valenza LLP
    Yep, lil ol' Shaw Valenza LLP is now officially lil' AND 10 years old as of 6/19. The blog is turning 10 in a week or so too. And that means it's time to thank you once again for reading and passing along to your colleagues and such.…
  • Jun 2

    Ninth Circuit: Pay In Lieu of Benefits Is Included in the Regular Rate of Pay

    Ninth Circuit: Pay In Lieu of Benefits Is Included in the Regular Rate of Pay
    for Overtime Purposes, Even.Yes, this is what they call a "case of first impression." That means no court has decided the issue before.  The issue the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided is this: Although the value of benefits are…
Rank this Week: 1385

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Potential Consequences of a Los Angeles DUI

    Potential Consequences of a Los Angeles DUI
    A person may be charged for a DUI under two different code sections: California Vehicle Code §23152, and California Vehicle Code §23153. If a person is charged under California Vehicle Code §23152, it is likely a misdemeanor.…
  • May 19

    Miranda Rights in a Los Angeles DUI Case

    Miranda Rights in a Los Angeles DUI Case
    We have all seen Miranda rights read to a suspect on television, and most of us could probably recite them verbatim. However, Miranda rights are much more complicated than they appear to be on television. When a person has been taken into…
  • Apr 14

    Aggravating Circumstances in a Los Angeles DUI

    Aggravating Circumstances in a Los Angeles DUI
    If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Los Angeles, you have not yet been convicted. The court must find you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of two elements: 1) driving AND 2) intoxicated.  The…
Rank this Week: 1114

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

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

    Deja Vu, Again

    Deja Vu, Again
    VW announced the other day that it had reached an tentative agreement with the U.S. government to pay $14.7 billion to settle allegations linked to software emissions violations for some of its diesel engines sold in the U.S. While the...
  • Mar 31

    Locked Out, Part II

    Locked Out, Part II
    Technology makes our lives easier, but it also has a downside. Sometimes it spawns a lawsuit. Last year Honda was hit with a lawsuit claiming that its window locks were defective. Now BMW has been named in a proposed class...
  • Jan 31

    Compelling?

    Compelling?
    I came across an interesting case from the 1st Appellate District involving binding arbitration and the use (or not) of Spanish Language contracts. In Ramos v Westlake Services, LLC, 1st Appellate District, A141353 the dealership sold the…
Rank this Week: 1816

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit…

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit Center

Focuses on personal injury accidents.

http://accidentlawfirmblog.lawyer/
  • Jun 30

    Pedestrian Killed in Oceanside DUI Collision

    Pedestrian Killed in Oceanside DUI Collision
    Here is a reminder that people on foot near roadways must be especially vigilant. The collision resulting in a man’s death in Oceanside occurred in the 4000 block of Mission Avenue at approximately 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Suspected of DUI…
  • May 2

    So Much for Sovereign Immunity?

    So Much for Sovereign Immunity?
    Lawmakers in the US and the state departments have been discussing Saudi Arabia’s threats seriously and they have passed on the message that passing such legislation will not be in economic and political favor of America. Looking at the…
  • Mar 16

    Parents Hear From Toddler Man Talks to Him At Night – Can They Sue?

    Parents Hear From Toddler Man Talks to Him At Night – Can They Sue?
    According to technology experts using this kind of technology talking about the app it is easy for hackers to get in, but do say a situation like this is rare. Anyone using an app and especially an app of these type experts say changing the…
Rank this Week: 2165

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/
  • Jun 28

    Nursing Home Residents Labeled as “Difficult” are Regularly Targeted for Abuse and Eviction

    Nursing Home Residents Labeled as “Difficult” are Regularly Targeted for Abuse and Eviction
    According to a recent report from the Associated Press, elderly residents of nursing homes who are considered to be challenging to care for are often targeted for eviction, and sometimes abuse. Those advocating on behalf of elderly nursing…
  • Jun 12

    Elder Neglect: Poor Nutrition in San Diego Nursing Home

    Elder Neglect: Poor Nutrition in San Diego Nursing Home
    Nursing homes in San Diego have a legal responsibility to ensure that residents are properly nourished. Nursing home staff must monitor residents during mealtime to ensure that all residents are being properly fed. Likewise, failure to…
  • Jun 12

    Elder Neglect: Poor Nutrition in San Diego Nursing Home

    Elder Neglect: Poor Nutrition in San Diego Nursing Home
    Nursing homes in San Diego have a legal responsibility to ensure that residents are properly nourished. Nursing home staff must monitor residents during mealtime to ensure that all residents are being properly fed. Likewise, failure to…
Rank this Week: 2900

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Traffic Death Trends in San Jose: A Public Health Crisi

    Traffic Death Trends in San Jose: A Public Health Crisi
    The Mercury News proclaimed San Jose traffic deaths to be the “worst public-safety trend” of 2015. The year ended with 59 traffic accident fatalities, an increase of 35% from 2014. The 2015 statistics represent San Jose’s…
  • Jun 21

    Laser Surgery Malpractice — Skin Injurie

    Laser Surgery Malpractice — Skin Injurie
    Laser surgery can be a useful tool in the hands of a skilled operator. In some cases, however, patients have experienced severe and permanent harm as the result of negligent doctors as well as operators who are not licensed as physicians.…
  • Jun 14

    Laser Surgery Malpractice — Eye Injuries from LASIK or PRK

    Laser Surgery Malpractice — Eye Injuries from LASIK or PRK
    Ophthalmologists perform LASIK surgery to improve focusing power by removing corneal tissue and reshaping eyes. LASIK is short for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. An older procedure, known as PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), is…
Rank this Week: 1998

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Some information on the E-2

    Some information on the E-2
    If you are petitioning to get an E-2 Employee, there might only be a 3 month, or 6 month or 1 year limitation. It will depend on the Consulate. Some might even go as far as 5 years. You might get some visitors from Immigration to make sure…
  • May 16

    Committing fraud may deny AOS

    Committing fraud may deny AOS
    The Eighth Circuit denied the petition for review of the denial of the Tanzanian petitioner’s adjustment application, upholding the BIA’s finding that the petitioner intended to falsely represent himself as a U.S. citizen on his…
  • May 9

    Need to take Biometrics Overseas?

    Need to take Biometrics Overseas?
    As noted on the newly created web pages for individual USCIS International Operations (USCIS IO) field offices, USCIS has confirmed that it will now permit biometrics to be collected abroad in certain “rare” and compelling…
Rank this Week: 2891

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    When is an admission not an admission and when is a parole not a parole? When ICE makes up the law.

    When is an admission not an admission and when is a parole not a parole? When ICE makes up the law.
    When you encounter a non-citizen of the United States on an American street, the usual understanding is that he could be one of six things: 1. A person who was admitted to the United States after inspection at a port of entry (border or air…
  • Jun 5

    San Diego ICE – The troops are ignoring their bosse

    San Diego ICE – The troops are ignoring their bosse
    In Band of Brothers, there is a story line where Captain Winters is ordered to send some of his troops across enemy lines to capture a German soldier to gather intel. Winters begrudgingly comes up with a plan and sends some soldiers and they…
  • May 22

    Mandatory detention of asylees is back, though no one will say it out loud.

    Mandatory detention of asylees is back, though no one will say it out loud.
    I recently read a New Yorker article  by Adam Gopnik where he started the article and ended the article quoting Alexander Pope. Good article, but why quote a guy I did not even know was Pope? My article will quote someone a little more…
Rank this Week: 4530

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Jun 25

    New Icon A5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue

    New Icon A5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue
    In the face of intense market rejection, Icon says it has heard its customers and is going to revise the rather onerous purchase contract it planned to require of its buyers.  It hasn’t yet made the new contract public.  But…
  • Jun 25

    New Icon 5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue

    New Icon 5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue
    In the face of intense market rejection, Icon says it has heard its customers and is going to revise the rather onerous purchase contract it planned to require of its buyers.  It hasn’t yet made the new contract public.  But…
  • May 23

    No Mayday Call from Egypt Air Flight 804

    No Mayday Call from Egypt Air Flight 804
    Aviation expert Clive Irving suggests that, because the Egypt Air pilots made no mayday call, they must have been killed before the aircraft crashed.  In other words, the crash was the result of terrorism rather than a mechanical…
Rank this Week: 4013

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

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

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2315

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

http://irvinebusinesslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement
    In California the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) adjudicates wage claims on behalf of workers who file claims for nonpayment of wages, overtime, or vacation pay, pursuant to California Labor Code sections 96 and 98. DLSE…
  • Jun 18

    The Cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica Have Imposed Sick Leave Ordinances on Employer

    The Cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica Have Imposed Sick Leave Ordinances on Employer
    So far this year three cities in Southern California have passed ordinances mandating certain sick leave requirements for employers. These ordinances are considerably more liberal then the state sick leave laws mandated by the State of…
  • Jun 18

    California Sick Law Law Explained

    California Sick Law Law Explained
    The laws regarding sick leave law in California can be confusing and are complex. However the following is a summary of the law as of June 15, 2016. Please note that local city governments can establish their own ordinances regarding sick…
Rank this Week: 2705

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Jun 21

    Should You Sell Your Startup?

    Should You Sell Your Startup?
    Selling a startup may seem counterintuitive to many people–after all, you have just started the business. However, many small business owners know that selling a new business can be a lucrative venture. Many people start businesses with…
  • May 31

    The New Federal Overtime Rules – What you Need to Know

    The New Federal Overtime Rules – What you Need to Know
    Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced a new overtime rule that make millions of workers eligible for overtime pay. The current rule, implemented more than a decade ago, exempts executive, administrative, or professional…
  • Apr 14

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee
    If you are a business owner in California and you employ at least one person, you should be aware of the federal and state laws that mandate how your employees must be treated. There are many different laws that relate to employees that…
Rank this Week: 2325

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Jun 20

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing
    This may be pretty big for California appellate lawyers and any lawyer or client involved in motion practice at the trial court level.The California Supreme Court has just eliminated its long-standing rule that "de-published" any lower court…
  • May 25

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data
    Every year about this time, the Attorney General posts and summarizes all of the Proposition 65 settlements from the preceding year, providing information about which settlements require reformulation of products, which require warnings,…
  • Apr 4

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?
    About a year and a half ago, Cal Biz Lit took a look at all of the 60 day notices for the previous year (July 2013 through June, 2014) to see what chemicals were being cited for companies’ failure to...
Rank this Week: 953

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

Explains key employment laws that every employee in California should know. By Branigan Robertson.

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Jun 17

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic
    Defamation. Slander. Libel. These terms are used so often nowadays that children are familiar with them. How does defamation of character factor into employment law? Employees often feel like they’ve been defamed. But if these phrases…
  • Jun 17

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic
    Defamation. Slander. Libel. These terms are used so often nowadays that children are familiar with them. How does defamation of character factor into employment law? Employees often feel like they’ve been defamed. But if these phrases…
  • Jun 2

    Evening the Playing Field: CA’s New Fair Pay Act

    Evening the Playing Field: CA’s New Fair Pay Act
    The lack of wage equality amongst genders has been well-documented for some time and, as you may have noticed, has become a staple of candidates’ speeches in election years. And rightly so, for even in 2013 women earned 84 cents…
Rank this Week: 2669

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2067

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3012

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Jun 7

    Silencing the survivors: How the Brock Turner case reflects the failures of our justice system

    Silencing the survivors: How the Brock Turner case reflects the failures of our justice system
    By Lisa Mak Like many others, I was outraged by the outcome of Brock Turner’s case for his rape of an unconscious, intoxicated woman behind a dumpster.  This woman was brave enough to go through the process of a 16-month criminal…
  • May 16

    The legacy of the civil rights movement

    The legacy of the civil rights movement
    The struggle for civil rights puts us squarely within a longstanding movement. It is helpful to keep the history of those efforts in mind as we focus on the problems of the moment. Here are the reflections of a woman who has dedicated her…
  • May 8

    A Mother’s Day gift of job-security

    A Mother’s Day gift of job-security
    This Mother’s Day, let’s give moms the gift of job-security for the time they take away from work to bond with their new babies.  Just last month, Governor Brown signed into law a bill that would boost Paid Family Leave…
Rank this Week: 2036

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jun 7

    California Truck Accident

    California Truck Accident
    Big Rig Truck Crash in California Crashes happen daily. No matter how cautious you try to be, you can be in a crash before you can even blink. Whether it’s your fault or someone else’s they can happen at any time. Police say that…
  • Jun 3

    Bicycle Crashes in California

    Bicycle Crashes in California
    Bicyclist Hit and Killed in Crash Reports from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tells that a bicyclist was hit and killed by a moving truck on Tuesday in the Rancho Palos Verdes area. The deputies arrived to the crash scene…
  • May 27

    Train Crashes In California

    Train Crashes In California
    Deadly Train Crash   New questions are being raised about the deadly train accident that killed a mother and her toddler in San Leandro Tuesday. Some are wondering whether construction in the area contributed to the accident on…
Rank this Week: 1875

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/
  • Jun 2

    Ex Parte Divorce and Child Custody Procedure and Hearing

    Ex Parte Divorce and Child Custody Procedure and Hearing
    Ex parte divorce proceedings are common in California family law cases. Unfortunately, they are too common and too many ex parte divorce or child custody applications are heard every day. In this article, we will discuss Orange County Family…
  • May 30

    Divorcing an Alcoholic with Smart Tips for Husbands and Wive

    Divorcing an Alcoholic with Smart Tips for Husbands and Wive
    What is it like to divorce an alcoholic? What can a spouse expect when divorcing an alcoholic? If you asked 10 different spouses who have gone through this experience, you may get 10 different answers. That is because we believe the number…
  • May 22

    Divorcing a Sociopath Husband or Wife and Persevering With Intelligence and Courage

    Divorcing a Sociopath Husband or Wife and Persevering With Intelligence and Courage
    Divorcing a sociopath comes with challenges greater than a typical California divorce. Divorcing a sociopath means you will have to endure what you likely endured during the marriage. This includes intimidation, manipulation and deception. In…
Rank this Week: 2818

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • Jun 2

    How a Lawyer Will Use Facebook Against You

    How a Lawyer Will Use Facebook Against You
    Everyone has heard the Miranda advisement “You have the right to remain silent. Everything you say can and will be used against you…” As an Orange County criminal defense lawyer, I would like everyone to hear that…
  • May 24

    Getting Therapist Records in a Child Sexual Abuse Allegation

    Getting Therapist Records in a Child Sexual Abuse Allegation
    It is common for children to be placed in therapy when sexual abuse is either suspected or alleged. In fact, police departments, social workers and child abuse investigators will frequently refer cases to child therapists that they believe…
  • May 19

    How To End Up in Jail

    How To End Up in Jail
    In nearly twenty years of practice as an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I have seen the following too many times to recall: He has been served with a temporary restraining order and wants to fight it. The says there’s no…
Rank this Week: 3279

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • May 31

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation
    Earlier this month, the United States EPA proposed a rule (“Proposed Rule”) that would update and revise National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) regulations. Rather than reopening the existing NPDES…
  • May 31

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation
    Earlier this month, the United States EPA proposed a rule (“Proposed Rule”) that would update and revise National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) regulations. Rather than reopening the existing NPDES…
  • Mar 17

    California Supreme Court Finds that a Public Agency Cannot Inadvertently Waive Attorney-Client and Work Product Privilege

    California Supreme Court Finds that a Public Agency Cannot Inadvertently Waive Attorney-Client and Work Product Privilege
    Last year, I wrote about the Second Appellate District case of Ardon v. City of Los Angeles.  In Ardon, the appellate court found that a public agency can waive statutory privileges that it otherwise would have if it produces privileged…
Rank this Week: 3088

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • May 31

    Marin County Memorial Day Weekend DUI Checkpoint Result

    Marin County Memorial Day Weekend DUI Checkpoint Result
    On Friday, May 27, 2016, the Avoid the Marin 13, Marin County’s multi agency DUI task force conducted a drunk driving checkpoint in Novato.  The checkpoint ran from 6:00 p.m. to midnight and resulted in two drunk driving…
  • May 28

    Fiery Car Chase Results In DUI Arrest With Kids In The Car

    Fiery Car Chase Results In DUI Arrest With Kids In The Car
    On May 18, 2016, Marin County CHP officers attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding when the driver refused to yield and took them on a chase into Sonoma County.  CHP officers eventually stopped the driver by placing spike strips on…
  • May 27

    Driver Hits CHP Officer and Flees – Arrested for DUI

    Driver Hits CHP Officer and Flees – Arrested for DUI
    On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, a 76 year old driver was booked for felony hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence,  after he allegedly hit a CHP officer as she stood in the road directing traffic.  The driver then…
Rank this Week: 1295

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
Rank this Week: 755

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2294

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
  • May 27

    When Can I Use California's Property Exemptions If I've Moved Here?

    When Can I Use California's Property Exemptions If I've Moved Here?
    My last blog asked how long you need to live in California before being able to file bankruptcy here. In general you must live here for at least 91 days. I ended that blog post saying that "[j]ust because you have venue [so that you can file…
  • May 27

    Social Security Act Benefits Exclusion is Broadened by the 9th Circuit BAP

    Social Security Act Benefits Exclusion is Broadened by the 9th Circuit BAP
    THE ROLE OF "CURRENT MONTHLY INCOME" IN CHAPTER 13 Whether or not a particular source of a debtor's incoming funds is considered part of his or her "current monthly income" can have a tremendous effect on how much the debtor must pay to…
  • Mar 30

    Where Should My Bankruptcy Case Be Filed?

    Where Should My Bankruptcy Case Be Filed?
    This is one of those questions that has a very easy answer, for most people. But then can get more complicated for others. I'll start by making clear that this blog post is about people filing bankruptcy, not corporations or other business…
Rank this Week: 3151

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • May 25

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face
       An e-cigarette exploded and tore through a Santa Ana, CA man’s eye, smashed two cheekbones and then started a fire, according to a lawsuit against vaping retailers and distributors. The victim, Joseph Cavins, and his…
  • May 25

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face
       An e-cigarette exploded and tore through a Santa Ana, CA man’s eye, smashed two cheekbones and then started a fire, according to a lawsuit against vaping retailers and distributors. The victim, Joseph Cavins, and his…
  • Apr 29

    Atlanta Braves Sued for Death at Stadium

    Atlanta Braves Sued for Death at Stadium
    The upper-deck railing at Turner Field should have been higher than 33 inches, the family of a man who fell to his death at an Atlanta Braves game last year claimed in court. In a wrongful-death suit filed in Fulton County, Georgia…
Rank this Week: 1218

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/
  • May 24

    San Diego DUI: Early Termination Of Probation/Expungement

    San Diego DUI: Early Termination Of Probation/Expungement
    Once a driving under the influence defendant pleads guilty or is convicted after a jury trial, their criminal record will reflect this indefinitely. Since criminal records are public records, they can be easily searched and found by law…
  • Apr 26

    SCRAM

    SCRAM
    If you are arrested for drunk driving in San Diego, you may be ordered to SCRAM, (which stands for “Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor”). The judge may include this in your sentence after you enter a guilty plea, after a…
  • Oct 6

    One Leg Stand (OLS):  A NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST)

    One Leg Stand (OLS):  A NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST)
    As you will recall, Susan Hartman, of the Law Offices of Susan L. Hartman, attended The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and The International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP) approved DWI Detection and…
Rank this Week: 3221

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • May 20

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute
    The Ninth Circuit has reinstated an arbitration decision that had been vacated by the U.S. District Court. In SW Reg. Council of Carpenters v. Drywall Dynamics, Inc. (9th Cir. 14-55250 5/19/16), the arbitrator ruled that an employer was bound…
  • May 17

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp
    The Supreme Court has agreed to review the Court of Appeal's decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California (2016) 243 Cal.App.4th 1200 (SC S232607/E061645, review granted, 5/11/16), concerning overtime calculations and the…
  • May 3

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay
    In Corbin v. Time Warner (9th Cir. 13-55622 5/2/16), the 9th Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership in a putative class action brought by a Time Warner…
Rank this Week: 2395

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • May 13

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?
    Did you know that your company or the one that you represent may not have the right to enter into contracts, sue or defend itself against a lawsuit in California?  Well-settled law, ignored by many businesses and even lawyers…
  • May 13

    Dress Your App Smartly

    Dress Your App Smartly
    As evidenced by the recent hype about the new Instagram smart app icon, companies invest a lot of time and money to develop the look and feel of a smart device application (“app”) in order to promote brand recognition.…
  • May 12

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”), creating a new federal civil claim for misappropriation of trade secrets and adding measures beyond those available…
Rank this Week: 3378

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

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

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1122

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • May 12

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay
    In a wrongful termination case a prevailing employee is typically entitled to backpay from the date of judgment. So for example, if the case is litigated for 2 years that's two years of back pay. An employer charged with discrimination in…
  • Mar 9

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary
    As of January 1, 2016 the minimum hourly rate of pay in California increased from $9 to $10 per hour. This means if anyone in California is getting paid less than $10 they are being underpaid. The change in minimum wages impacts the minimum…
  • Jan 2

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract
    Where an employment contract is ambiguous, it will be construed most strongly against the party preparing it or employing the words concerning which doubt arises. This rule applies to contracts prepared by the employer, or by the employer's…
Rank this Week: 1753

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

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

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • May 10

    Walk For Brain Injury In San Francisco

    Walk For Brain Injury In San Francisco
    The Brain Injury Association of California is holding its ninth (9th) annual walk for brain injury in San Francisco and other locations this Summer. The walk is a great opportunity to raise awareness of an injury and disease that impacts…
  • May 6

    Playgrounds And Traumatic Brain Injury

    Playgrounds And Traumatic Brain Injury
    A new study from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has found the incidence of tribes to the ER due to traumatic brain injury among children under 14 increased significantly from 2005 to 2013. Researchers theorized that the…
  • Aug 13

    Injury Victims Using Exoskeleton

    Injury Victims Using Exoskeleton
    We have written previously about robotics and exoskeletons helping injury victims. But the importance of this technology cannot be overstated. So when we came across a product like ReWalk Robotics we felt that we really needed to share…
Rank this Week: 268

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 9

    Three paths forward for the GOP

    Three paths forward for the GOP
    In early 2015 I scheduled our annual listener cruise for the first two weeks of May 2016. I assumed the GOP nomination process would be over by then. When the pre-primary debate season seemed to point to an open convention, I told myself I…
  • May 9

    Discovering The Real Bad Guy

    Discovering The Real Bad Guy
    Is it just me, or do you miss a good bad guy in movies these days?  I first noticed in last year’s James Bond blockbuster “Spectre.”  Suddenly all those times 007 saved the world were reduced to a beef between…
  • May 8

    Offered Without Comment…

    Offered Without Comment…
    …this Sunday morning.  At the Last Supper – Luke: 22:24-26 A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.  But he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over…
Rank this Week: 1946

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

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

    Arguments On SFRs Before The Ninth Circuit

    Arguments On SFRs Before The Ninth Circuit
    I have written several times about discharging income tax debt in bankruptcy.  My most recent post on this topic dealt with the question of whether a return filed after a substitute for return is a return for bankruptcy discharge…
  • Apr 6

    Voluntary Sales And The Homestead Exemption

    Voluntary Sales And The Homestead Exemption
    I have written several times about exempting assets in bankruptcy.  The gist is that in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor gets to keep all assets that are exempt using the appropriate exemption table, but the Chapter 7 Trustee assigned…
  • Apr 4

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy: Part II

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy: Part II
    Some time ago I wrote in great detail about a split among the circuits over whether the Bankruptcy Code preempts the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The gist of the split is over whether a debtor can simultaneously…
Rank this Week: 3913

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate taxes, probate, trusts, wills and estate planning. By Julia Burt Law and El Paseo Law Group.

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 6

    Barbara G. Knox Joins Burt & Associate

    Barbara G. Knox Joins Burt & Associate
    We are pleased to announce that long-time Probate Attorney Barbara G. Knox is joining the firm as Of Counsel. She will be working in our Palm Springs office assisting clients with Estate Planning, Probate, Conservatorship and Guardianship…
  • Apr 30

    Palm Springs Probate Attorney Discusses Prince’s Death

    Palm Springs Probate Attorney Discusses Prince’s Death
    Estate taxes issues present headaches for the simplest estates. These potential issues are compounded when the decedent is a celebrity. In the wake of Prince’s untimely death, his estate attorneys will be tasked with the momentous task…
  • Apr 7

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Highlights the Importance of Financial Dialogues Between Parents and Children

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Highlights the Importance of Financial Dialogues Between Parents and Children
    It is common that a married couple in their late sixties creates an estate plan which names their child or children as Trustees and/or Agents. This is a great first step in setting up a plan that can help when the parents are no longer able…
Rank this Week: 3258

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • May 6

    Government Planes Harvesting Cell Phone Communications over San Diego?

    Government Planes Harvesting Cell Phone Communications over San Diego?
    A recent article published by the news website BuzzFeed prompted in my curiosity as to whether the government is using cell tower spoofing devices attached to aircraft in the skies over San Diego. A derivative article in the Union Tribune…
  • May 6

    Collateral Consequence Relief from Drug Diversion for Licensed Professional

    Collateral Consequence Relief from Drug Diversion for Licensed Professional
    This article is published on my Linkedin profile relating to misinformation” promulgated under Penal Code section 1000.4 that indicates that “successful completion of deferred entry of judgment shall not be used in any way…
  • Apr 8

    Recent Successful Case Result: DUI Dismissed for Illegal Stop

    Recent Successful Case Result: DUI Dismissed for Illegal Stop
    This case involved a client alleged to be DUI with a prior and while on probation, with a high blood alcohol level. The case was dismissed for the unlawful detention of my client, the driver. Law enforcement received a report that led to my…
Rank this Week: 1317

May it Please the Court

May it Please the Court

Covers legal news and observations. By J. Craig Williams.

http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp
  • May 3

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error
    That's right: unless you're having a heart attack or suffering from cancer, you may be better off not seeking medical care.  According to the Washington Post, the medical industry itself is the third leading cause of death.  In…
  • Apr 15

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?
    The California State Bar has warned attorneys for a long time:  don't handle homeowner mortgage foreclosures.  In fact, those warnings started in 1978 after our state Legislature. The warnings started in earnest in 2008-2009…
  • Apr 5

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?
    Cubicle workers can't imagine standing all day long at their job, but many bank tellers, shelf stockers, assembly line workers and a host of other employees do. Apparently, howver, some of those employees are tired of standing. Workers from…
Rank this Week: 1336

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 995

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

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

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 837

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 4868

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?
    If you’re a fan of Nickelodoen’s popular cartoon series SpongeBob Squarepants, then you probably wouldn’t be surprised if Plankton, the nemesis of SpongeBob’s boss, Mr. Krabs, tried to use some ruse or another to make…
  • Apr 28

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union
    Trademarks can be powerful. If you don’t agree, just think of brands like Nike, McDonald’s and Mercedes-Benz that rely on their trademarks to define their reputations in the marketplace and to drive consumers to buy their…
  • Apr 28

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen
    Believe it or not, even the rich and famous get embroiled in trademark disputes. In this instance, those two are Kimbal Musk, restaurateur and lesser known brother of Elon Musk (the co-founder of PayPal)  and Wolfgang Puck, the…
Rank this Week: 1878

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Four client

    Four client
    The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepared to explain…
  • Dec 1

    Spotlight

    Spotlight
    The new movie Spotlight might be about the most exciting drama that could be made about filing a motion to unseal court records. (Some viewers might say that the movie is also about how a team of investigative journalists uncovered widespread…
  • Nov 15

    Trumbo

    Trumbo
    After the title character is seen getting fired and blacklisted in the new movie Trumbo, I’m thinking, as most lawyers would, that he should sue! Dalton Trumbo was a highly paid screenwriter under contract to MGM at the time, and would…
Rank this Week: 1704