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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/
  • Jan 12

    Graduate Student Heather Marzenski wins $1000 Scholarship

    Graduate Student Heather Marzenski wins $1000 Scholarship
    We here at The Reeves Law Group are pleased to announce that Ohio graduate student Heather Marzenski has won our 2014 $1000 academic scholarship. Heather beat out a strong field  and will use the award to continue her education at…
  • Dec 19

    15 Dangerous Toys That Could Actually Kill You

    15 Dangerous Toys That Could Actually Kill You
    The holidays are a time of year when children can think of little else but Santa Claus, wish lists, and tearing into a new batch of toys while Mom and Dad try to stay awake. But even the most well-intended toys can be subject to hidden…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 318

The Problem is ERISA

The Problem is ERISA

ERISA is the federal law governing employee benefits, like your health insurance. If you get your insurance through your employment, and if you think "insurance" is an enforceable contract that the insurer will cover what it says it will, then you don't have insurance at all -- you only think you do.

http://problemiserisa.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 2163

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

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

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Jan 12

    Parable of the Dead Donkey

    Parable of the Dead Donkey
    Punitive damages are greatly misunderstood. The so-called "tort reform" movement is a campaign of misinformation designed to confuse the public about one of the most effective deterrent tools of the civil justice system. Funded by companies…
  • Jan 8

    Honda Faces $70 Million Fine for Under-reporting Injurie

    Honda Faces $70 Million Fine for Under-reporting Injurie
    Stepping up its enforcement authority, the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency ("NHTSA") levied two separate $35 million fines against Honda Motors this week. The total of $70 in penalties is believed to be the highest ever assessed…
  • Dec 2

    Buckle Up For Safety

    Buckle Up For Safety
    The exploding airbag saga is not going away. We previously reported on this problem on October 21, 2014, in a post entitled "Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?" on this site. But now, Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp. appears to be defying…
Rank this Week: 2920

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/
  • Jan 12

    Protecting your assets in an LLC

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

    Benefits of LLC

    Benefits of LLC
    Small business owners have several choices when they are deciding what type of legal entity is best for their particular business. One legal entity that is particularly popular among entrepreneurs is the limited liability corporation (LLC).…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2460

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/
  • Jan 11

    How to finance new hotel development with EB-5: Investors Conference at the Wynn Encore Resort

    How to finance new hotel development with EB-5: Investors Conference at the Wynn Encore Resort
    11 January 2015 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    JMBM is a Platinum Sponsorship of EB-5 Investors Conference in Las Vegas on January 17, 2015 and will moderate and talk about EB-5 for hotel development…
  • Jan 1

    ADA Defense Lawyer: New ADA standards for website accessibility

    ADA Defense Lawyer: New ADA standards for website accessibility
    01 January 2015 Click here for the latest articles on ADA Compliance & Defense. ADA Issues on Websites: Department of Justice Poised to Adopt Accessible Website Standards Since at least 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been…
  • Dec 22

    Hotel Lawyer on HMAs: “The shrinking terms of hotel management agreements”

    Hotel Lawyer on HMAs: “The shrinking terms of hotel management agreements”
    22 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Hotel Management Agreements. A version of this article first appeared in Hotel Business Review in December 2014, and this article is reprinted with permission from…
Rank this Week: 1057

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/
  • Jan 11

    California Appellate Court Rules "Concentrated Cannabis" Counts as Marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act

    California Appellate Court Rules "Concentrated Cannabis" Counts as Marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act
    Earlier last year in December, a California appellate court reversed a lower court's decision holding that concentrated cannabis was not considered "marijuana" under the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. According to one local news source out…
  • Jan 4

    Sonoma County Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charge

    Sonoma County Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charge
    Just last week on New Year's Eve, a Rohnert Park man was arrested and charged with several drug- and gun-related charges after Sonoma County sheriffs found methamphetamine, marijuana, and seven guns in the man's residence. According to one…
  • Dec 17

    Eighth Grader Arrested with Pot and a Gun at Santa Rosa School

    Eighth Grader Arrested with Pot and a Gun at Santa Rosa School
    Earlier this month in Santa Rosa, an eighth-grade boy was arrested after he was caught with a pellet gun and some marijuana on school property. According to a report by the Press Democrat, several other students saw the boy with the gun and…
Rank this Week: 3793

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

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

    Federal District Courts and California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)

    Federal District Courts and California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)
    California’s Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA, provides that employees can recover civil penalties that otherwise could be recovered only by state law enforcement agencies.  Examples of the civil penalties that can be…
  • Jan 11

    Hunter Pyle to speak on PAGA Claims for Low-Wage Worker

    Hunter Pyle to speak on PAGA Claims for Low-Wage Worker
    On January 18, 2015, Hunter Pyle, a partner at Sundeen Salinas & Pyle, will present at the fourth annual Staying True to Your Roots event in San Francisco.  Staying True to Your Roots is a day-long program aimed at progressive…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2808

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Jan 11

    Personal Opinion

    Personal Opinion
    QUESTION: Is a board member allowed to vote on an issue according to his own personal opinions? Example: board member personally does not like a certain type of tree so he votes against planting them in the common areas. ANSWER: Personal…
  • Jan 5

    30th Anniversary Celebration

    30th Anniversary Celebration
    30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! Governor George Deukmejian and the Board of Directors of the Foundation for California Community Association Education invite you to a celebration for the entire community association industry–the 30th…
  • Dec 14

    ARC Overruled

    ARC Overruled
    QUESTION: Can the board of directors overrule an architectural committee’s approval of a homeowner’s application? ANSWER: Depending on how the committee is structured by your governing documents, an architectural committee either…
Rank this Week: 1982

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Court rules to extend statute of limitations in case

    Court rules to extend statute of limitations in case
    Donald Martin, a worker at a paper plant, was killed by a machine while on the job. His widow, Nina Martin, attempted to sue the company that installed the machine, but that company no longer existed. Martin had difficulty determining which…
  • Dec 23

    Uber driver charged with vehicular manslaughter

    Uber driver charged with vehicular manslaughter
    A driver for Uber Technologies Inc. whose car hit and killed a six-year-old girl crossing a San Francisco street last January was charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, according to a spokesman for the city's district attorney. The…
  • Dec 1

    Walmart shopper sues over shoplifting accusation

    Walmart shopper sues over shoplifting accusation
    A man is suing Wal-Mart Stores, claiming he was wrongfully accused of theft and unlawfully detained for two hours. Alexander Ulteanu filed a lawsuit Oct. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and three…
Rank this Week: 698

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jan 9

    A Personal Choice

    A Personal Choice
    Sorry I don’t have a spiffy title for today’s post. I wasn’t – probably still am not – really prepared to write it. But I want to at least try to clarify some things about yesterday’s post. When I…
  • Jan 8

    Being Charlie Hebdo

    Being Charlie Hebdo
    Censorship issues have not been high on my list of things to become upset about. It’s not that I don’t care about them. I care very much. After all, I have experienced first-hand what can happen when someone doesn’t like…
  • Jan 6

    Vol-Delauter

    Vol-Delauter
    I was going to go with “He Who Must Not Be Named” for this post – which I suspect will be the shortest post in the history of my blogging career – but someone else already took that. Unfortunately, I was too busy this…
Rank this Week: 4376

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    What is a Divorce Deposition?

    What is a Divorce Deposition?
    What is a divorce deposition? Just like each marriage is different, each divorce case is also different. Some divorces are uncontested with few major issues and with couples agreeing on a settlement relatively easily and efficiently. Other…
  • Dec 23

    Child Support Enforcement in California

    Child Support Enforcement in California
    Child Support Enforcement in California. When a judge officially finalizes your divorce—approving any settlement agreements, issuing orders for child support or spousal support, and legally dissolving your marriage—you may feel a…
  • Dec 4

    Can My Spouse Stop Our Divorce?

    Can My Spouse Stop Our Divorce?
    Can my spouse stop our divorce? After a petition for dissolution of marriage is filed, spouses may argue over many issues before the divorce is finally granted by the California family court. Issues that may cause contention include property…
Rank this Week: 3490

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    New Proposed Law Could Make 3rd DUI A Felony

    New Proposed Law Could Make 3rd DUI A Felony
    Could A New Law In Colorado Make 3rd DUI’s In California A Felony? There is a proposed new law being considered in Colorado, which would make a third DUI a felony. Representatives of Weld County are reintroducing a bill that would make…
  • Jan 2

    DUI Arrests In Orange County In 2014

    DUI Arrests In Orange County In 2014
    Orange County Cracks Down on Driving Under the Influence Drivers Orange County continues to reinforce their commitment to crack down on individuals who drive under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. As they do every year, Orange County…
  • Dec 5

    DUI with Passenger Under The Age of 14

    DUI with Passenger Under The Age of 14
    Consequences Of DUI With Passenger Under The Age Of 14 In California, if you are arrested for driving under the influence and you have a passenger in your car under the age of 14, Vehicle Code section 23572 states that any sentence/punishment…
Rank this Week: 4521

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Jan 9

    Speedy trial rights – 10 day trailing period

    Speedy trial rights – 10 day trailing period
    What are the rules for a speedy trial in California?   There are actually a couple of different speedy trial rules. The first question is whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. If it is a misdemeanor, you have a right to…
  • Jan 6

    If you consent to a police search, can you limit where they can search? Orange County criminal defense attorney

    If you consent to a police search, can you limit where they can search? Orange County criminal defense attorney
    If the police ask if they can search, can you put limits on where or how they can search?   The answer is yes… and no. If the police search is based on consent, the person giving consent can set limits as to the scope of the…
  • Jan 5

    All about search warrants – Orange County criminal defense attorney

    All about search warrants – Orange County criminal defense attorney
    What is a search warrant? A search warrant is an order in writing, commanding a peace officer to search a particular person or place for specific listed items and return them to court.  Right off the bat, note that a warrant only allows…
Rank this Week: 4523

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jan 9

    Can the State Seek Restitution After a Class Action Settlement?

    Can the State Seek Restitution After a Class Action Settlement?
    In The People of the State of California v. IntelliGender, LLC, 771 F.3d 1169 (9th Cir. Nov. 7, 2014) (Wardlaw, J.), the Ninth Circuit said the answer is “no.”  A federal court had approved a class action settlement involving…
  • Dec 4

    Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit

    Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit
    On November 26, 2014, the Seventh Circuit (Posner, J.) issued its order upon rehearing of Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp. (Case No. 14-8003). Motorola still effectively lost the appeal, but the Court’s more circumspect…
  • Nov 19

    Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Three Billy Goats Gruff
    (You know . . .  the fairy tale about trolls.) This summer, PwC published its 2014 Patent Litigation Study.  The tagline of the study is “[a]s case volume leaps, damages continue general decline.” Some of they key…
Rank this Week: 3164

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2860

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    The Reality of Driving Under The Influence

    The Reality of Driving Under The Influence
    According to MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving), in 2014, drivers operating vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol killed around 10,500 people; 345,000 were injured. The statistics for the number of accidents occurring in…
  • Dec 1

    What Proposition 47 Means for Convicted

    What Proposition 47 Means for Convicted
    Back in the early 1970’s, during the Nixon era, a new phrase became commonplace in the United States. The War on Drugs was the phrase, and while the idea to combat the sale and use of illegal drugs may have seemed like a good one, it…
  • Nov 13

    Three Car Pileup In Escondido, Result Of DUI – San Diego

    Three Car Pileup In Escondido, Result Of DUI – San Diego
    A three car pileup occurred last night around the 1100 block of East Washington Avenue in Escondido. According to police, a black truck driving around 9p.m. crashed into a silver sedan; makes and models of the vehicles aren’t released.…
Rank this Week: 862

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Jan 8

    The Importance of Financial Disclosure in Divorce Mediation

    The Importance of Financial Disclosure in Divorce Mediation
    For most couples that have been part of a divorce, finances and declaration of the financial situation of the spouses is vital to the mediation process. All through this blog, we’ll talk about why financial declaration is vital for…
  • Jan 6

    Love and Life After Divorce

    Love and Life After Divorce
    The process of divorce can be bitter more often than not. When the time comes for couples to end a relationship that they had willingly wanted to pursue, emotions can sometimes get the best out of them and lead to a hateful attitude between…
  • Jan 4

    The Many Costs of Divorce

    The Many Costs of Divorce
    Some parties come to divorce mediation in Orange County and elsewhere because of the cost advantages of this process over litigation. This is a valid reason since divorce mediation is considerably more cost-efficient when compared to…
Rank this Week: 2433

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys…

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By the Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy.

http://www.sacramento-bankruptcy-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception
    As a Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorney, my potential clients are often concerned with the ramifications of filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy Petition. It is my job to help people understand and explain some of the myths that surround…
  • Jun 3

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES
    Sacramento area residents considering a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy should be aware the Eastern District of California has decided to raise the costs of filing a case effective June 01, 2014. The new Chapter 7 filing fee for the…
  • Mar 5

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce
    Yesterday, a local Sacramento man received a 17 year sentence for committing Bankruptcy Fraud after filing for Chapter 7. Steven Zinnel was convicted last July of hiding assets during his bankruptcy in an effort to avoid paying his wife…
Rank this Week: 1191

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell Part 2

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell Part 2
    In the previous blog, there was discussion on possible defenses for DUI. While an arrest is stressful and often traumatic, it does not necessarily have to lead to a conviction if the right defenses are available. The strength of each…
  • Jan 2

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell – Part 1

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell – Part 1
    If you have been arrested for a DUI, this does not mean that you are automatically found guilty and will be sentenced. This means that officers believed there was a reasonable suspicion that you were under the influence while operating a…
  • Dec 26

    What Can I do to Ensure Successful Defense of a Los Angeles DUI?

    What Can I do to Ensure Successful Defense of a Los Angeles DUI?
    If you have been arrested for a DUI, you have not yet been charged or convicted. Officers will sent their report over to the Prosecutor’s office, and then prosecutors will determine if the State will take action and bring criminal…
Rank this Week: 4882

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

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

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 7

    In the News (California): Consumer Reports released new ratings on more than 170 physician groups statewide

    In the News (California): Consumer Reports released new ratings on more than 170 physician groups statewide
    The new data, released by Consumer Reports this week, could help the tens of thousands of Californians picking out new health care plans and doctors for individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (Open enrollment runs through February…
  • Dec 22

    2014 Year in Review

    2014 Year in Review
    As 2014 comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to extend our warmest thanks and sincerest appreciation for entrusting our firm with the privilege of representing you in your case. This year we have continued our fight…
  • Dec 19

    Safe Travels During the Holiday

    Safe Travels During the Holiday
    The holidays are meant to be a time for family, celebration and cheer. However, traveling during the holidays can be a stressful occasion, especially if you are making long drives during rough winter conditions. To help ease the stress and…
Rank this Week: 1851

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 7

    Discharging Taxes - What Does it Mean to Willfully Evade Taxes?

    Discharging Taxes - What Does it Mean to Willfully Evade Taxes?
    WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO “WILLFULLY. . . EVADE OR DEFEAT” AN INCOME TAX? A couple months ago the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (which serves all of California and much of the West) ruled that it takes quite a lot for a taxpayer to…
  • Dec 30

    Can Stores Repossess What You Bought With The Store Card?

    Can Stores Repossess What You Bought With The Store Card?
    Do Credit Card and “Store Card” Creditors Have a Right to Repossess What You Bought on Those Cards After You File Bankruptcy? A few months ago I wrote about “Reaffirming Personal Property Other Than Your Vehicle.” A…
  • Dec 7

    Can The Bank Take Money From My Account to Pay What I Owe Them?

    Can The Bank Take Money From My Account to Pay What I Owe Them?
    Your financial institution can take your money on deposit because of its right of setoff. WHAT IS A SETOFF? When you think of money being grabbed out of somebody's checking or savings account, what probably first comes to mind is…
Rank this Week: 1947

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 823

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1588

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Jan 7

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)
    “This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET…
  • Jun 26

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court
    The California Supreme Court is undergoing a few changes. Justice Joyce L. Kennard has retired and has not yet been replaced. And Justice Marvin R. Baxter is leaving at the end of the year. Much has already been written…
  • Apr 22

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?
    A recurring theme in my recent Daily Journal publications has been the rough doctrinal fit between operation of Civil Code section 1717 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1021 and section 1032. Section 1717 has been…
Rank this Week: 1229

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

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

    Local Bar Association Files Amicus Brief in Baker Botts v. ASARCO Case

    Local Bar Association Files Amicus Brief in Baker Botts v. ASARCO Case
    Baker Botts L.L.P. et al. v. ASARCO L.L.C., currently pending before the Supreme Court of the United States, is of particular interest to bankruptcy practitioners because this decision will have far-reaching effects regarding attorney’s…
  • Nov 24

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit
    Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali in San Francisco said last week that he will allow a direct appeal to the Ninth Circuit from one of his rulings in the bankruptcy of Howrey LLP, skipping an intermediate appeal to the U.S. District Court.…
  • Nov 4

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale
    Editor’s note: this post originally appeared in Law360. Buying distressed assets is big business.  Many distressed assets are acquired through the seller’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.   In those instances, a buyer…
Rank this Week: 1960

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: 630

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/
  • Jan 5

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015
    California has roughly 900 new laws that will go into effect in 2015. Some of the highlights are: Immigrant Driver's Licenses The DMV will now issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants if they meet every qualification including…
  • Dec 15

    Palm Desert Estate Planning Attorney Discusses the A/B Trust

    Palm Desert Estate Planning Attorney Discusses the A/B Trust
    We have previously discussed the importance of keeping your estate plan up-to-date. It's a good rule of thumb to have an experienced estate planning attorney review your documents at least every five years. Out dated documents may have…
  • Apr 8

    401(k) Beneficiary Problems for Palm Springs Resident

    401(k) Beneficiary Problems for Palm Springs Resident
    As Palm Desert estate planning attorneys, we frequently see clients with beneficiary designation issues. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlights this integral part of estate planning. A Will or Trust is very important but will…
Rank this Week: 3596

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/
  • Jan 5

    A Cold, Dark Heart in Wyoming

    A Cold, Dark Heart in Wyoming
    Recently an inmate in Wyoming was released after serving 24 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Many states recognize the injustice suffered by the wrongfully imprisoned and require the state compensate the victim. When our system…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 999

California Injury Attorney Blog

California Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Why We Practice Law

    Why We Practice Law
    It is very difficult to understand why unfortunate things happen to wonderful people. Serious injury caused by the negligence of another person or a defective product, can leave a victim in pain. It can also lead to a sense of vulnerability…
  • Jul 24

    Apple Workers Claim Wage and Hour Violation

    Apple Workers Claim Wage and Hour Violation
    The San Francisco Bay Area is the home of great technology innovation and often the public assumes because this sector is healthy and vibrant, tech workers are as well. But not so fast. Workers at Apple are claiming in another class action…
  • May 15

    Traumatic Brain Injury: How does it happen? How do you know if it has happened to you?

    Traumatic Brain Injury: How does it happen? How do you know if it has happened to you?
    Often called concussion, post concussion syndrome or mild traumatic brain injury, these injuries can happen to anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision, particularly if you are struck from the rear. If your head and neck flex and extend…
Rank this Week: 4856

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

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

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Jan 5

    Law and Movie

    Law and Movie
    2014 wasn't much of a year for courtroom dramas, unless you want to count The Judge, which I really don't. That movie's only redeeming feature was the chance to watch two great actors, Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr., ply their trade.…
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
Rank this Week: 4107

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip

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

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action
     Click Here to download the Bulletin in Adobe PDF format...                                                  …
  • Nov 24

    President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action-What Individuals and Employers Need to Know

    President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action-What Individuals and Employers Need to Know
    On November 20, 2014, President Obama delivered remarks in a national address regarding his Immigration Accountability Executive Action[1], which will provide wide-reaching relief to millions of undocumented persons. While the President's…
Rank this Week: 4185

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Jan 3

    Update of California Employment Laws 2015

    Update of California Employment Laws 2015
    It is that time of year again for California employers revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California employment laws that take effect on January 1, 2015, or shortly thereafter. This year there is…
  • Dec 7

    Timeline for Felix v. AAA Class Member Checks Released

    Timeline for Felix v. AAA Class Member Checks Released
    According to the claims administrator, Simpluris, the timeline for the class member distribution is as follows: 12/05/2014 – Disbursement Database sent to Counsel 12/10/2014 – Deadline for Disbursement Database to be approved by…
  • Jun 18

    California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014

    California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014
    Although many employees and employers are aware of the upcoming change to the California state minimum wage, for those not paying attention (no pun intended) the California state minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour…
Rank this Week: 3990

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    New California Laws for 2015

    New California Laws for 2015
    California's many new laws for 2015 include some of interest to employers, including local minimum wage increases in Richmond, San Jose, and other California cities and mandatory paid sick leave starting in July.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2176

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 2

    Harris and Mixed Motives in Discrimination Case

    Harris and Mixed Motives in Discrimination Case
    The Supreme Court of California determined in Harris v. City of Santa Monica (2013) 56 Cal.4th 203, the proper remedy permitted for a plaintiff in a discrimination employment case under the Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) where, although…
  • Jun 9

    Martinez v. Combs and the Expanded Definition of “Employer”

    Martinez v. Combs and the Expanded Definition of “Employer”
    The California Supreme Court has recently expanded the definition of “employer” and what it means to “employ” for the purposes of Labor Code wage and hour violations. In the case of Martinez v. Combs, plaintiffs were seasonal…
Rank this Week: 2094

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 1

    Happy New Year!

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

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
  • Nov 30

    Appellate Case Timeline

    Appellate Case Timeline
    The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about the length of time that recent Supreme Court cases from the last five years were pending by the time they reached the apex court.  This article only considers cases where the…
Rank this Week: 3916

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Jan 1

    IRS Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions for 2015

    IRS Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions for 2015
    The IRS released their gift and estate tax exemption numbers for 2015 a few months back. In case you missed it they are: GIFT TAX: It remains at $14,000 per donor per donee.  So a husband and wife can do … Continue reading…
  • Dec 9

    International Will

    International Will
    I have been practicing law since 1994. I have been extremely focused on the areas of estate and probate law during that time.  Through those years I have a number of clients who have property in other countries. Usually we ……
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 1749

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Dec 31

    Is This the Future?

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

    Changing Demographic

    Changing Demographic
    I just returned from the SF Auto Show with my 12 year old son. It's a family tradition that takes place each Thanksgiving weekend, year after year. So what's different this year? Changing demographics for sure. See the picture of...
  • Sep 30

    Intersection, Part II

    Intersection, Part II
    Well the Supremes are now involved. No, not those Supremes, but the California Supreme Court. In my June post I talked about two "take-home" exposure cases which were decided by the California Court of Appeals. The first case was Kesner...
Rank this Week: 2903

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 546

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4531

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

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

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Dec 30

    5 Additional Ways to Find the Right Attorney For You

    5 Additional Ways to Find the Right Attorney For You
    6. WHAT CONTINUING EDUCATION DOES THE ATTORNEY TAKE? Every attorney in California is required to take continuing education. However, the types of courses and content of the courses is left to the discretion of the attorney. You want to…
  • Dec 29

    5 Ways to Find the Right Attorney For You

    5 Ways to Find the Right Attorney For You
    1. PRIOR RESULTS ARE NO GUARANTEE A lot of attorneys like to tell you about their other cases. However, your case is different. Each case has its own facts. Just because they got someone else millions of dollars does not...
  • Dec 27

    5 More Things You MUST Do After A Car Accident

    5 More Things You MUST Do After A Car Accident
    6. CHECK FOR WITNESSES Some people may stop, look around, and then leave. If you see these people, get their information. Talk to them. You want their name, number, address, and any other information they will give. You may need...
Rank this Week: 2635

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/
  • Dec 30

    San Diego County Going To Require IID’s For All DUI Convictions?

    San Diego County Going To Require IID’s For All DUI Convictions?
    California State Senator Jerry Hill plans on introducing a bill on Monday, January 5th,  that would require all defendants who are convicted of drunk driving to install ignition interlock devices, (IID’s).  A first DUI…
  • Dec 3

    San Diego DUI Sentencing Alternative: CPAC

    San Diego DUI Sentencing Alternative: CPAC
    In San Diego criminal courts, the judge sentences DUI defendants.  For first time misdemeanor drunk driving offenders, that sentence usually does not include any jail time other than what was served at the time of the arrest.  As…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1811

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Dec 30

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

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

    Helping Your Parents Plan Their Estate

    Helping Your Parents Plan Their Estate
    As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, millions of Americans are finding themselves in an awkward, critical position: their elderly parents need assistance with their estate planning, but they are hesitant to ask for help from their…
  • Nov 26

    Helping Your Elderly Parents Plan Their Estate

    Helping Your Elderly Parents Plan Their Estate
    As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, millions of Americans are finding themselves in an awkward, critical position: their elderly parents are need assistance with their estate planning, but they are hesitant to ask for help from…
Rank this Week: 1461

Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

By Christopher Rehmet.

http://www.shermanaccidentlaw.com/personal-injury-law-blog/
  • Dec 29

    Personal Injury Protection Insurance in Texas – What You Need to Know

    Personal Injury Protection Insurance in Texas – What You Need to Know
    Texas, along with numerous others states, examines “fault” in a car accident when determining who is financially responsible. More specifically, according to the Texas Department of Insurance, “Texas law requires people who…
  • Sep 19

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer
    It is vital to have representation on your side if you hope to recover compensation after a car accident in north Texas. After all, an attorney’s sole job is to advocate on your behalf in order to help you win payment for any damages…
  • Aug 22

    Sherman, Texas Bus Accident – A Look Back

    Sherman, Texas Bus Accident – A Look Back
    In early August of 2008, a horrific bus accident that killed 17 people, and injured dozens more, occurred in the city of Sherman, Texas. The aftermath of the crash has left many citizens of Sherman, as well as family members of the crash…
Rank this Week: 3037

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Dec 29

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie

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

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

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
  • Dec 10

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help
    A fellow named Ener sent us a email last week asking us to remove a spammy comment and link his company, logoworkgloves.com, left on one of our posts in 2010. For whatever reason, our spam filter didn't block it. Now...
Rank this Week: 640

The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

Covers the wine business, focusing on law-related issues, marketing trends and how the law interplays with that, and occasional posts about wine enjoyment. By Kevin Guidry.

http://thewinebarblog.com
  • Dec 28

    Update on The Wine Bar Blog

    Update on The Wine Bar Blog
    Dear friends and readers, As you may have noticed, it has been a few months since new content was added to The Wine Bar Blog.  Due to personal reasons, I have chosen to temporarily stop adding new content.  For the … Continue…
  • Aug 23

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking
    The question often comes up, even for lawyers who are well-versed in trademark law, what is the difference between labeling laws that govern alcohol labeling and trademark laws that have a direct impact on the content of alcohol labels. The…
  • Jul 19

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry
    Diageo is currently fighting a lawsuit regarding a Missouri distributor named Major Brands; the lawsuit involves, in part, various states’ franchise law.  Franchise law is, indeed, a complex area of law that can sneak up on…
Rank this Week: 2611