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Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Nov 14

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today
    Any legal professional who’s ever done even the smallest amount of law research has more than likely encountered a legal statute or two that seems devoid of any legislative intent at all. Unbelievably, the U.S. legal system is rife with…
  • Oct 21

    Four of the Weirdest Animal Laws of All Time

    Four of the Weirdest Animal Laws of All Time
    Humans aren’t the only ones who have to follow the rules. It doesn’t take much legislative history research to turn up an animal law or two, but if you keep at it long enough, your law research will eventually yield some pretty…
  • Oct 13

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent
      What does this statute mean? As we are well aware here at Legislative Intent Service, in the face of ambiguous language, sometimes this simple question has no easy answers. Sure, we have canons of statutory interpretation. But what…
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Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
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Ribbons and Red Tape

Ribbons and Red Tape

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

http://ribbonsandredtape.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 14

    It's Clinic Season!

    It's Clinic Season!
    Winter and horses go together about as well as a peanut butter and mustard sandwich.  Sure, the weather is cooler and Pinterest has some beautiful photos of horses in the snow, but the reality of my winter riding tends to be muddy…
  • Nov 6

    Hello!

    Hello!
    I know, things have been a little silent.  I hope you have had a wonderful summer and fall!  There are some exciting things coming up on the blog: projects to launch, posts to write, announcements to share, and more! Have you…
  • May 14

    May is for Mares and Mothers!

    May is for Mares and Mothers!
     Continuing our series on Motherhood and Riding, we have a special treat today! Two professional women, who love horses and their young children, share HOW and WHY they have stayed active in the horse community during this busy…
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Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
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Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sonomacountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    SUV Plunges into Ravine, Leading to Seizure of Four Pounds of Marijuana

    SUV Plunges into Ravine, Leading to Seizure of Four Pounds of Marijuana
    Earlier this month in Santa Rosa, police seized four pounds of marijuana near an SUV that had tumbled down into a ravine while attempting to evade the authorities. According to a report by the Press Democrat, police attempted to initiate a…
  • Nov 4

    911 Call Leads to Huge Marijuana Bust in Santa Rosa

    911 Call Leads to Huge Marijuana Bust in Santa Rosa
    Earlier last month, police responded to a 911 call alerting them to a shooter and ended up arresting six people in a drug bust. According to a report by SFGate, Santa Rosa police received a call reporting a shooter near Finley and Fresno…
  • Oct 25

    End of Marijuana Season Brings Increased Police Presence in Santa Rosa

    End of Marijuana Season Brings Increased Police Presence in Santa Rosa
    Earlier last month, sheriffs seized and destroyed almost 3,700 marijuana plants in a county-wide effort to reduce drug trafficking in the area. According to a report by the Press Democrat, the efforts of the Sheriff's Department coincided…
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Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Effective Representation of a Los Angeles DUI Involving Drug

    Effective Representation of a Los Angeles DUI Involving Drug
    The legislature amended the California Vehicle Code §23152 pertaining to misdemeanor DUIs to specifically include language stating that it is unlawful for a person to be operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs. A person…
  • Nov 6

    Can I be Convicted of a Los Angeles DUI if I was not Under the Influence of Alcohol?

    Can I be Convicted of a Los Angeles DUI if I was not Under the Influence of Alcohol?
    In January 2014, the legislature changed the language in California Vehicle Code §23152 and 23153. California Vehicle Code §23152 is the code section that pertains to misdemeanor DUI charges. The new code section reads as follows:…
  • Oct 28

    Can I be Convicted of a Los Angeles DUI if I was not Driving?

    Can I be Convicted of a Los Angeles DUI if I was not Driving?
    In order to be convicted of a Los Angeles DUI, the court must show that you are guilty of both elements beyond a reasonable doubt. One element that is crucial to a Los Angeles DUI is driving. California Vehicle Code §23152 states as…
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IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
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California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Mercury Insurance Can’t Avoid Payment of CA Judgment Based Upon Claimed Exclusion

    Mercury Insurance Can’t Avoid Payment of CA Judgment Based Upon Claimed Exclusion
    Mercury Insurance is one of California’s largest auto insurance carriers.  In a recent decision, Mercury Cas. Co. v. Chu, 229 Cal. App. 4th 1432, 178 Cal. Rptr. 3d 144 (2014) the Fourth District California Court of Appeal has…
  • Nov 3

    Hotel Injury Claims in CA – Lawrence v. La Jolla Beach Club

    Hotel Injury Claims in CA – Lawrence v. La Jolla Beach Club
    I saw an interesting appellate decision out of the California Fourth District Court of Appeal (Southern California) regarding tort liability of hotel operators.  The case was Lawrence v. La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Inc. –…
  • Oct 30

    Halloween Child Pedestrian Accidents in California

    Halloween Child Pedestrian Accidents in California
    Halloween child pedestrian accidents in California are still a major problem, as they are across the United States.  We all love to see our kids dress up in costumes and be able to go from door to door trick or treating but, according…
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Southern California Injury Law…

Southern California Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, dog bites, injuries, insurance disputes, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wills and trusts. By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Safety Belts Absent from Many Orange County School Buse

    Safety Belts Absent from Many Orange County School Buse
    Keeping our children safe is our highest priority. For years, we’ve known that safety belts save lives. In the event of a crash, they can reduce the risk of critical injuries and death by about 50 percent, according to the National…
  • Nov 7

    Halloween Hit-and-Run: How Big Is the Problem in Orange County?

    Halloween Hit-and-Run: How Big Is the Problem in Orange County?
    Orange County residents had more to fear last Halloween weekend than scary costumes and haunted houses after five pedestrians and bicyclists were struck and killed in less than forty-eight hours. One accident in Santa Ana left locals…
  • Oct 30

    Trick-Or-Treaters Follow These Halloween Safety Tip

    Trick-Or-Treaters Follow These Halloween Safety Tip
    Wearing a costume and walking the streets in the dark can be dangerous for anyone but especially for young trick-or-treaters. On Halloween, kids are four times more likely to be hit by a car than on any other day of the year, according to the…
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Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    In Orange County, CA How Does a Case Get Filed?

    In Orange County, CA How Does a Case Get Filed?
    Ever wonder just how a case gets filed? Let's say you and a neighbor get into a shouting match and the police are called. You are interviewed by the police, as is the other guy. You are not cited for anything, nor is the other person. 3…
  • Nov 6

    In Orange County, CA, Be Careful What You Tell Your Therapist

    In Orange County, CA, Be Careful What You Tell Your Therapist
    Stephen Collins, the actor, told the truth to his therapist. He wanted help with a disease. He felt sick and needed guidance. So he told his therapist about touching young girls in a sexual manner thinking it was a very private and…
  • Nov 3

    DUI of Ambien in Orange County, CA

    DUI of Ambien in Orange County, CA
    The media has reported a rise in the number of prescription drug DUI arrests in recent months. It is important to know that if you take a prescription drug which impairs your ability to drive you can be charged and convicted of a DUI just as…
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California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect, quality of care, falls and abuse. By the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi.

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 13

    NBC News Confirms Nursing Homes Artificially Inflate Actual Nursing Levels Provided

    NBC News Confirms Nursing Homes Artificially Inflate Actual Nursing Levels Provided
    According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, there are a total of 16,100 nursing homes in America with approximately 1.5 million patients residing in these facilities. Due to the rapidly growing baby boomer generation, the…
  • Oct 29

    Vote Yes on Proposition 46

    Vote Yes on Proposition 46
    This November, there will be an important proposition on the ballot that all advocates of older adults should be aware of. The Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act, also known as Proposition 46, is a ballot initiative that will protect…
  • Oct 29

    How hospice care of a resident can affect family member

    How hospice care of a resident can affect family member
    End-of-life care and decisions are an emotional and stressful process for both the patient and surrounding family members. Death is part of life that everyone goes through, yet it remains a traumatic experience. Older adults face end-of-life…
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California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Nov 13

    LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY?

    LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY?
    HOORAY – I am able to get back into this blog!! So let’s tackle an important subject. LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY? Let’s get it straight for the many people out there who have sent…
  • Sep 21

    Children vs. Mature Adults – What Do You Do When They Clash in the Streets!

    Children vs. Mature Adults – What Do You Do When They Clash in the Streets!
    Board, have any of you this problem on your plate – a “mature” owner comes to you and complaints about children playing in the street in your HOA? And/or the parents come to you because the neighbor is complaining about the…
  • Sep 3

    AB 1738- re: MEET AND CONFER in California Should be Stopped…Here’s Why…

    AB 1738- re: MEET AND CONFER in California Should be Stopped…Here’s Why…
    Boy, a lot of people generate a lot of work and energy promoting and opposing bills in Sacramento. I have a lot of respect for the groups that are working to protect HOAs and to try and minimize costs for Associations where possible, and am…
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Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Nov 13

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble
    Everything you need to know about taxes in bankruptcy, plus a bit more, in a virtual workshop. This NACBA webinar  November 20 and 21st will do far more than scratch the surface of the possibilities and pitfalls when your bankruptcy…
  • Sep 30

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word

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

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

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

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
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Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Nov 12

    “Can I get my felony reduced to a misdemeanor because of Prop 47?”

    “Can I get my felony reduced to a misdemeanor because of Prop 47?”
    Can your conviction get dropped to a misdemeanor?  Does Prop 47 affect your case?   In the past week since Proposition passed, I’ve gotten several calls and emails asking about getting felony charges changed to misdemeanors.…
  • Nov 6

    Prop 47 – reducing a felony to misdemeanor (old conviction or new case)

    Prop 47 – reducing a felony to misdemeanor (old conviction or new case)
    Proposition 47 made some substantial changes to drug and theft laws   California voters approved Proposition 47 (“Prop 47″) in the statewide general election November 4, 2014.  It was commonly known as the “Safe…
  • Sep 2

    Top Criminal Defense Attorney – Orange County (OC Metro magazine)

    Top Criminal Defense Attorney – Orange County (OC Metro magazine)
    Joe Dane named as Top Criminal Defense Attorney in Orange County   I am honored to have been named by OC Metro magazine as one of the top attorneys for criminal defense. OC Metro Top Attorneys feature For additional information about my…
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California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Nov 12

    Pedicure Gone Bad Results in Lawsuit

    Pedicure Gone Bad Results in Lawsuit
    According to The Louisiana Record, a Louisiana nail salon is being sued by a woman who claims that she received an E. Coli infection during a pedicure. Ruby Condol filed suit against Le Solar Nails, Solar nails and their insurer in the 24th…
  • Oct 29

    Physical Therapist Sued by Patient for Fall

    Physical Therapist Sued by Patient for Fall
    A Louisiana woman is suing a physical therapist and clinic after she allegedly was allowed to fall and injure herself while in their care, necessitating two surgeries and several months of being bedridden. As reported in The Louisiana…
  • Oct 15

    HVAC Co. Sued for Carbon Monoxide Leak

    HVAC Co. Sued for Carbon Monoxide Leak
    As reported by the Cook County Record, a Chicago couple is suing a heating and cooling company, claiming they suffered from carbon monoxide exposure after gas valves were left open. Dennis and Gloria Turner filed a lawsuit Sept. 24 in Cook…
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Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
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Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
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Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

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

http://www.swhlaw.com/
  • Nov 11

    High profile helmet case against Citi bike

    High profile helmet case against Citi bike
    This is an interesting recent case against the very large and prominent Citi Bike operation in New York. There has been a lot of media attention on them.  Unfortunately it is not clear from the article what stage the case is in. Our…
  • Jan 24

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation
    Published July 29, 2013 in Bicycle Retailer and Industry NewsRepublished with permissionby Steven W HansenAfter reading two articles in BRAIN’s June 15, 2013 issue (“Speedy e-bikes trouble industry” and “NYC e-bike…
  • Dec 18

    Legal Analysis: Trademark issues proliferate in the Internet age

    Legal Analysis: Trademark issues proliferate in the Internet age
    Published in Bicycle Retailer and Industry News December 17, 2013Reprinted with permission by Steven W. HansenThere has been quite a bit of ink used recently discussing trademarks and their enforcement and the folks at BRAIN wanted me to…
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IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

Comments of a 30-Year Former IRS Insider. By Mopsick Tax Law, LLP.

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3534

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result
    Despite the lingering outrage and disapproval many of us have regarding the Republican victory at the polls last Tuesday, there were some major wins for workers across California and the country which should be embraced and not overlooked.…
  • Oct 30

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal
    Last year, a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage laws by not paying interns that worked on the set of the movie “Black Swan.”  In holding that employers could not simply avail…
  • Sep 30

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014
    [Each year, I participate in an employment/wage and hour law update put on by the Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee.  This year, I am going to summarize some of the topics that I discussed (or wanted to…
Rank this Week: 2994

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/
  • Nov 11

    Common “Gotchas” in Commercial Lease

    Common “Gotchas” in Commercial Lease
    If you operate a business that has a bricks-and-mortar presence, your monthly lease payment is likely among the most significant of your operating expenses. A commercial lease is the document you sign with the owner of the property that…
  • Oct 13

    Small Business Websites and Privacy Policie

    Small Business Websites and Privacy Policie
    In recent years, many consumers have become wary of conducting business online due to hacking schemes, fraud, identity theft, spamming, and more. In order to attract business from hesitant online users, you must get them to trust that your…
  • Oct 1

    Claire Kalia to Speak at QuickBooks Connect Conference

    Claire Kalia to Speak at QuickBooks Connect Conference
    California small business attorney Claire Kalia has been invited to speak at a first-of-its-kind conference this fall hosted by Intuit QuickBooks. Occurring between October 20th and 23rd of this year, the QuickBooks Connect conference will…
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California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 11

    Debts Owed on Your Checking and Savings Account

    Debts Owed on Your Checking and Savings Account
    Special issues arise if you owe money to a bank or other financial institution on a checking or savings account because of a negative balance on that account. We'll explore some of the important issues here. DEBTS OWED ON YOUR DEPOSIT…
  • Nov 5

    What Can You Do If you Paid a Relative Money Before Filing for Bankruptcy?

    What Can You Do If you Paid a Relative Money Before Filing for Bankruptcy?
    If you have made a payment to a relative or friend for a debt then it may be treated as a preference. To learn more about preferences go to:Should I Pay Relatives Money I Owe Them Before Filing Bankruptcy? The most straightforward way to…
  • Nov 5

    Should I Pay Relatives Money I Owe Them Before Filing Bankruptcy?

    Should I Pay Relatives Money I Owe Them Before Filing Bankruptcy?
    Prior to filing for bankruptcy you should avoid paying relatives and friends any money owed to them. Paying them any money owed prior to filing for bankruptcy can be treated as a "preference". WHAT'S A "PREFERENCE"? It's a payment you…
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Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Nov 11

    Getting Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday

    Getting Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday
    It used to be that nonprofits’ biggest concern at this time of year was roping in those last tax-deduction-seeking donors before December 31st. But this year, December 2nd also requires a big red circle on one’s calendar, as…
  • Oct 31

    Season of Sugar Begins: Can We Reduce It When Fundraising?

    Season of Sugar Begins: Can We Reduce It When Fundraising?
    No, I’m not going to become the Halloween equivalent of a Scrooge and give out toothbrushes or apples on Halloween — there will be candy at my door. Nevertheless, if I can put on my Berkeley hippie hat for a moment, now seems…
  • Oct 10

    Is It All Bad News Regarding Individual Giving?

    Is It All Bad News Regarding Individual Giving?
    What a rush of apparent bad news we’ve seen lately in the realm of recorded or anticipated donations to nonprofits:  The wealthy are giving less of a share of their income to charity, according to analysis by the Chronicle of…
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Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    Happy Veterans Day 2014 from Biker Law Blog

    Happy Veterans Day 2014 from Biker Law Blog
    Many moons ago on a sunny day, my girlfriend, my father, and my childhood friend who I grew up with drove me from the San Fernando Valley to Los Angeles Airport for my trip to United States Air Force basic training. I had just turned 17 a few…
  • Aug 31

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie
    On July 31 – August 13th, 2014 I traveled to the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and to Yellowstone for the 3rd consecutive year. The below movie is a slideshow movie of the pictures I took at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally…
  • Jul 11

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle
    I have created a series of videos to help people wrench on their Harley Davidson motorcycles. The below video discusses not only how to get to the fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle, it also teaches you how to remove…
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Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Nov 10

    Living Trust for Discretion, Efficiency

    Living Trust for Discretion, Efficiency
    As you are weighing your options with regard to estate planning vehicles you would do well to consider the advantages of revocable living trusts. Some people don't feel as though a trust would be right for them because they are...
  • Nov 4

    Is a Gift of College Tuition Taxable?

    Is a Gift of College Tuition Taxable?
    When you are a young child you invariably look forward to Christmas and your birthday because you know that you will be receiving gifts. Giving someone a gift seems like a very innocent and kind gesture, and the last thing...
  • Oct 16

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?
    When you start to plan your estate in earnest you would do well to consider the details that must be attended to after you pass away. Unless the situation is very simple there are going to be some considerable tasks...
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Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Nov 10

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
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California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Nov 10

    California Heggstad Petitions and Kucker v. Kucker

    California Heggstad Petitions and Kucker v. Kucker
    I recently had the following calendar note in a probate case in Alameda County. We had filed a Heggstad petition, pursuant to California probate code 850, to get two properties into a trust after death. I should clarify our firm ……
  • Oct 1

    Bank of America mortgage trust certification form

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

    Dying on your terms and POLST

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

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Nov 10

    Channel 7 Interview with Mixed File Victim

    Channel 7 Interview with Mixed File Victim
    Last night, Michael Finney of Channel 7 in San Francisco interviewed our client Lisa Allen about her experience with the credit reporting agencies. When Lisa was just a child, the Social Security Administration mistakenly gave her social…
  • Oct 24

    Bank Account Screening Agencie

    Bank Account Screening Agencie
    When a consumer applies to open a new bank account, the bank employee takes down information about the consumer. 80% of banks send the information a bank account screening agency, usually either Chex Systems or Early Warning Services (owned…
  • Sep 15

    What’s Wrong with the Credit Reporting System

    What’s Wrong with the Credit Reporting System
      On September 10, 2014, the House of Representatives SubCommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit heard testimony on the current state of the consumer credit reporting system. Mr Stuart Pratt, who is with the industry…
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IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
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Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Nov 9

    Informal surrender of Green Card doesn’t work

    Informal surrender of Green Card doesn’t work
    The recent decision of the U.S.Tax Court, in Gerd Topsnik, (2014) makes it clear that an “informal” surrender of a Green Card, while recognized under immigration laws is not recognized for tax purposes. As stated in Checkpoint,…
  • Nov 2

    Orwell’s 1984 30 Year Later

    Orwell’s 1984 30 Year Later
    Welcome to 1984 30 years later! One of the most famous quotes from George Orwell’s 1984 is “Big Brother is Watching You.”. This quote is more true now than at any time in past. At the just concluded Global Forum on Tax…
  • Oct 26

    U.S. Will Disclose Swiss Bank Information

    U.S. Will Disclose Swiss Bank Information
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently made demand of 106 Swiss banks for information and cooperation under the terms of proposed Non-prosecution agreements (NPA). Non-prosecution agreements were offered to Swiss banks in 2013 subject to…
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Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Nov 9

    California aprueba ley de reduccion de sentencias y cargos en casos de drogas y robo

    California aprueba ley de reduccion de sentencias y cargos en casos de drogas y robo
    Al mismo tiempo que el gobierno federal ha reducido drásticamente las penas en casos de drogas y estupefacientes, los votantes de California han hecho lo mismo para casos de drogas del estado. Los votantes de California aprobaron por…
  • Nov 9

    California passes criminal law reducing drug and theft sentence

    California passes criminal law reducing drug and theft sentence
    At the same time that the federal government has dramatically cut sentences in drug and narcotic cases, the California voters have done the same for state drug cases. The voters of California approved by a very large margin Proposition 47.…
  • Nov 3

    Ley de Reduction de Sentencia Penal Federal Promulgada

    Ley de Reduction de Sentencia Penal Federal Promulgada
      El 01 de noviembre 2014 se promulgó la mayor reducción en las sentencias federales de drogas en la historia de Estados Unidos. Congreso permitió permanecer intacta la reducción de dos puntos por delitos…
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San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3438

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
  • Oct 11

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry
    Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway that could cost you and your client tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. The Scam The scam is simple: the scammer obtains access to an email…
  • Aug 4

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner
    When a probate judge cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the Clippers not only Shelly Sterling came away as a winner. Donald and Shelly’s silent partners, the federal and California governments, were also in for their share of…
Rank this Week: 4720

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/
  • Nov 7

    Why Are Elders So Susceptible To Bed Sores?

    Why Are Elders So Susceptible To Bed Sores?
    Southern California elders - particularly those residing in nursing homes, or skilled nursing facilities - are unfortunately prone to developing life-threatening bedsores. Bedsores, which are also known as pressure ulcers, can lead to a host…
  • Oct 31

    Health Changes in Elders Residing in California Nursing Home

    Health Changes in Elders Residing in California Nursing Home
    By law, the staff members employed by California nursing homes are required to report health changes observed in the elders residing in their facilities. Unfortunately, all too often these changes are unreported. The change in condition of a…
  • Oct 13

    Elder Isolation: An Overview

    Elder Isolation: An Overview
    Isolation is a form of Elder Abuse in California, per California Penal Code §15610.43. Elder abuse is a violation of the rights of elders by those charged with caring for them in facilities, such as California nursing homes. California…
Rank this Week: 3474

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children
    Three Southern California children out trick or treating on Halloween lost their lives in a tragic collision. The motor vehicle accident occurred in Santa Ana. All three girls were just 13 years old. The accident happened at just about…
  • Oct 29

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident
    Police officers put their lives on the line every day as they work hard to protect and serve their respective areas, but the knowledge that their job is dangerous does not make the loss of an officer any less tragic....
  • Oct 24

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident
    Political leaders of any kind are often held to a higher moral standard than the rest of society because of their positions of power. For this reason, when a politician may have caused a vehicle accident and been under the...
Rank this Week: 2078

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    California Local Minimum Wage Increases 2014

    California Local Minimum Wage Increases 2014
    In the November 2014 elections, voters in the Northern California cities of San Francisco and Oakland have approved local increases to the minimum wage, that will apply to employees working within the city limits: San Francisco: The minimum…
  • Sep 23

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase
    Following an increase in the California state minimum wage (with another coming in 2015), Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed raising the City's minimum wage by steps to $13.25 by 2017. San Francisco already has, and San Diego…
  • Sep 9

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child
    A good example of why it's often not a good idea to leave an inheritance outright to a young child, and better to instead consider an ongoing trust, staggered and/or contingent distribution schedule, or simply a greater age than 18, 21, or 25…
Rank this Week: 1836

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Can a Creditor Challenge a Trustee's Mismanagement?

    Can a Creditor Challenge a Trustee's Mismanagement?
    When you create a living trust, you transfer personal assets to a trustee, who then manages those assets on your behalf. In most cases, this won't be a problem, since you can name yourself as trustee during your lifetime. But when someone…
  • Nov 3

    How Does a “Survivorship Clause” in a Will or Trust Work?

    How Does a “Survivorship Clause” in a Will or Trust Work?
    In making a will or trust, you should consider the possibility your chosen beneficiaries will not outlive you. It is therefore common practice to include a survivorship clause, specifying that a gift will lapse unless the recipient survives…
  • Nov 1

    What Happens When an Equal Distribution of Property Is Not So Equal?

    What Happens When an Equal Distribution of Property Is Not So Equal?
    If you have multiple children, you may wish to structure your estate plan so that each child receives an equal share of your property. Sometimes this is easier said than done—or written. If your will or trust contains conflicting or…
Rank this Week: 1841

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Nov 4

    A Third-Party Can Expect Sanctions for Ignoring a Subpoena for Electronically Stored Information

    A Third-Party Can Expect Sanctions for Ignoring a Subpoena for Electronically Stored Information
    W. George Wailes, a Business Trial Attorney and Director at Carr McClellan, in Burlingame, CA brings us this warning from the California Court of Appeal about what could happen to a third party that refuses to comply with a subpoena for…
  • Oct 9

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection

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

    What is a General Objection?

    What is a General Objection?
    ANSWER:     A fictional document. A non-existent objection neither based in statutory authority nor found in case law. A statement by a party during the discovery phase that they will neither be held to the Code of Civil…
Rank this Week: 4197

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

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

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    SEMA 2014 Las Vega

    SEMA 2014 Las Vega
    Cohen IP Law Group will be attending SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas.  SEMA is the number one annual convention of automotive specialty products.  If you will be there, let us know!SEMA Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
  • Oct 10

    Hershey Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Marijuana Edible Company

    Hershey Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Marijuana Edible Company
    This past June, Hershey filed a lawsuit in Colorado Federal Court against TinctureBell, LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC- two companies that marketed cannabis-laced chocolate bars that were allegedly packaged to look like Hershey…
  • Oct 7

    Protecting a Trademark and Avoiding Infringement

    Protecting a Trademark and Avoiding Infringement
    Here is an article about trademarks based off of my interview with McMurry/TMG  for their hospitals clients.http://mcmurrytmg.com/articles/protecting-trademark-and-avoiding-infringement Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
Rank this Week: 2622

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 3

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee
    On October 10, 2014, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx) for its discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers and job applicants. The EEOC asserted that FedEx,…
  • Oct 21

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying
    After 7 long years, plaintiff Michael Mercieca finally saw the court order demanding his former employer, Microsoft, to pay him $2 million for bullying him to a near breaking point. After finding the global tech giant culpable for acting…
  • Oct 6

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee
    Ten female employees of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) filed a lawsuit in a California federal court against the CDCR for failing to address their claims of sexual harassment. The ten Plaintiffs alleged…
Rank this Week: 1295

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 3

    12 Unbelievable Courtroom Moments Caught on Tape

    12 Unbelievable Courtroom Moments Caught on Tape
    The courtroom is supposed to be a place where law and order reign supreme, and for the most part it is. However, there are occasions when it can turn scary, wild, and downright unpredictable. It’s not hard to understand why when you…
  • Oct 9

    The Massive Airbag Recall You Do Not Know About

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

    CPSC Likely to Ban Magnet Toy

    CPSC Likely to Ban Magnet Toy
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has admitted that it is considering the possibility of banning magnet toys linked to a number of child choking injuries and fatalities. The CPSC has admitted that at least one fatality last year…
Rank this Week: 112

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

Covers class action issues, both in California and Nationwide. By Matt C. Bailey.

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1389

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

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

    Jurors and the Plea

    Jurors and the Plea
    In Williams v. Swarthout the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction, because the judge erroneously stated after swearing in the jury that the defendant pleaded guilty at the beginning of the trial.  The defendant…
  • Aug 31

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation
    In September 2012 New York City's Board of Health prohibited the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and some other venues such as movie theaters, fast food restaurants, and cafeterias that it inspects.  Five years…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2465

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/
  • Oct 31

    First Time DUI: Do I Really Need A Drunk Driving Lawyer?

    First Time DUI: Do I Really Need A Drunk Driving Lawyer?
    San Diego residents often call me for their free phone consultation after being charged with their first drunk driving offense. At the end of the call, the person often says, “I have been talking to my friends and I just don’t…
  • Oct 15

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’
    Out on the town and you had a couple of drinks. Knowing San Diego’s drunk driving laws, you decide it’s best not to drive home and chance getting a DUI.  You ask yourself, “How am I going to get home?”  You…
  • Sep 23

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification
    California has an implied consent law, which requires a driver that is lawfully arrested, suspected of driving under the influence, to submit to a chemical test. The tests that are typically offered for suspected alcohol intoxication is a…
Rank this Week: 986