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OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 31

    Common sense used to evaluate obviousness with caveat

    Common sense used to evaluate obviousness with caveat
    In Arendi v. Apple (Fed. Cir. August 10, 2016), the Federal Circuit held that the use of common sense during examination of a patent application is permitted with at least three caveats. To the layperson, this statement may sound strange. In…
  • Aug 25

    Ordered combination of software steps is patent eligible

    Ordered combination of software steps is patent eligible
    In Bascom v. AT&T (Fed. Cir. June 27, 2016), the Court  held that the ordered combination of software steps recited in the claims of the patent were eligible for patent protection (i.e., patent eligible) under Section 101. In…
  • Aug 8

    Process patent blocks importation of product

    Process patent blocks importation of product
    1. Process patent may be used to block importation of products made with patented method steps Everything begins and ends with the claim set since the claims define the scope of protection afforded under the patent and to a large extent…
Rank this Week: 4933

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Internet Defamation

    Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Internet Defamation
    Often, data breaches are associated with internet defamation or other torts like impersonation.  Many times we come across strong defamation cases that cannot proceed because the potential client has waited too long to take action.…
  • Aug 22

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage
    Perhaps no other claim in federal litigation runs afoul of Rule 11 more than trade secrets claims.  As trade secrets lawyers, we have defended a number of frivolous cases.  That is why, in California, there is a fee shifting…
  • Jul 22

    Companies Need to Update Terms of Use or Risk Class Action Lawsuit

    Companies Need to Update Terms of Use or Risk Class Action Lawsuit
    In the latest Raines Feldman cyber liability update, terms of use lawyers Erik Syverson and Stephen Farkas discuss a wave of class action lawsuits against companies based upon technical legal violations found in terms of use.  In…
Rank this Week: 2165

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: 874

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/
  • Aug 29

    Frailty and Sarcopenia are Strong Indicators of Future Negative Health Outcome

    Frailty and Sarcopenia are Strong Indicators of Future Negative Health Outcome
    One of the primary health issues in the United States that significantly affects the older adult population is diabetes mellitus. Not only is this disease related to premature aging, chronic diabetes is related to serious physical and…
  • Aug 24

    A Healthy Diet and Regular Exercise Can Treat Obesity and Prevent Diabete

    A Healthy Diet and Regular Exercise Can Treat Obesity and Prevent Diabete
    Diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose levels and is the most common age-related disorder of the endocrine system. Diabetes is found in an estimated 10% of people between the ages of 56 and 64, 20% in those ages 65 to 74, and 40% in…
  • Aug 19

    Poor Incontinence Care Can Deteriorate Quality of Life

    Poor Incontinence Care Can Deteriorate Quality of Life
    Urinary and faecal incontinence are serious health problems that are detrimental to overall health and quality of life and commonly affect older adults. Both types of incontinence are prevalent among the elderly population all over…
Rank this Week: 3887

(619) Divorce Blog

(619) Divorce Blog

Divorce and Family Law topics related to San Diego, CA.

http://619divorce.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Depp Might Be Violating Divorce Agreement

    Depp Might Be Violating Divorce Agreement
    Amber Heard received $7 million as part of her divorce agreement. Though she had plans to donate the money, in full, to her two favorite charities – the American Civil Liberties Union, with a focus on battling violence against women,…
  • Aug 22

    Do Self-Care As You Divorce

    Do Self-Care As You Divorce
    Divorce is not only a difficult time in a person’s life, but it can also be emotionally traumatic. The relationship with your spouse and the structure of your lives that you helped establish in what you thought would be a…
  • Aug 16

    Legal Grounds for Annulment, Separation, and Divorce

    Legal Grounds for Annulment, Separation, and Divorce
    Just like marriage, divorce has a long history. While divorce was not at all common around the time people began to get married, that doesn’t mean thise weren’t people wishing for the end of their marriages. Hise we walk through…
Rank this Week: 2090

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Moral turpitude, it’s time to put a stake in its heart

    Moral turpitude, it’s time to put a stake in its heart
    This week brought two moral turpitude decisions from two courts of appeals, Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch in the Ninth Circuit  and Arias v.  Lynch in the 7th Circuit. Moral turpitude is important in immigration law. Getting convicted of…
  • Aug 21

    Flores v. Lynch, an example of the risks in winning your case.

    Flores v. Lynch, an example of the risks in winning your case.
    On July 6, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in Flores v. Lynch, a lawsuit brought by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law to decide about a difference in interpretation of a Settlement agreement the…
  • Jun 26

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

    When is an admission not an admission and when is a parole not a parole? When ICE makes up the law.
    When you encounter a non-citizen of the United States on an American street, the usual understanding is that he could be one of six things: 1. A person who was admitted to the United States after inspection at a port of entry (border or air…
Rank this Week: 4594

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 3608

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    First Steps to take After Being Arrested for a Los Angeles DUI

    First Steps to take After Being Arrested for a Los Angeles DUI
    If you have been arrested for a Los Angeles DUI, remember that you have not yet been convicted.  An arrest simply means that there is a reasonable suspicion that you have committed a criminal offense, it does not mean you are guilty. You…
  • Aug 25

    First Steps to take After Being Arrested for a Los Angeles DUI

    First Steps to take After Being Arrested for a Los Angeles DUI
    If you have been arrested for a Los Angeles DUI, remember that you have not yet been convicted.  An arrest simply means that there is a reasonable suspicion that you have committed a criminal offense, it does not mean you are guilty. You…
  • Aug 4

    What Happens Immediately After a Los Angeles DUI Arrest

    What Happens Immediately After a Los Angeles DUI Arrest
    If you have been stopped for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, it is important to remember that you have not yet been convicted. In order to be convicted a plea or a finding of guilty needs to be entered. If you have not had a trial, or…
Rank this Week: 4542

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    BOE Tax Clearance

    BOE Tax Clearance
    When a business that sells or leases goods at retail owes sales taxes to the California Board of Equalization (BOE), the buyer of the business can be responsible for paying the BOE the amount owing if the seller does not … Continue…
  • Aug 24

    EDD Tax Clearance Certificate

    EDD Tax Clearance Certificate
    When a business is an employer that owes contributions, interest, or penalties to the California Employment Development Department (EDD), the buyer of the business can be responsible for paying the EDD the amount owing if the seller does not…
  • Aug 15

    New LLC Statement of Information Form

    New LLC Statement of Information Form
    Every two years, a California limited liability company must file a statement of information with the California Secretary of State. The same is true for  a limited liability company formed in another state but registered…
Rank this Week: 2669

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat - A Professional Corporation.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Construction Site Accident Wrongful Death Jury Verdict

    Construction Site Accident Wrongful Death Jury Verdict
    A recent construction site accident wrongful death Los Angeles County case and jury verdict illustrate several important topics, including cases in which several parties share liability in causing workplace accidents, workers’…
  • Aug 8

    City Truck Runs Over Sleeping Man $2.3M Verdict

    City Truck Runs Over Sleeping Man $2.3M Verdict
    Californians are sometimes injured by people who are working at the time of their accidents, including public employees. Both private and public employers may be held to be liable for the actions of their employees in certain situations. A…
  • Aug 3

    Actor’s Parents File Lawsuit in Los Angeles for Defective Jeep Rollover

    Actor’s Parents File Lawsuit in Los Angeles for Defective Jeep Rollover
    On June 19, 2016 actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a rollaway car accident in the driveway of his Studio City, California home. Mr. Yelchin, most famous for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek movies, had parked his Jeep Cherokee in his…
Rank this Week: 2705

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/
  • Aug 24

    Don't trust insurance companies - a true story

    Don't trust insurance companies - a true story
    Let me relate a real story about why you should never trust an insurance company. This is for a case I am currently working on. As background, my client was rear ended in a car accident by an unlicensed, uninsured...
  • Jul 19

    There are still no formulas for personal injury cases - including car accident

    There are still no formulas for personal injury cases - including car accident
    I have been saying this for 12 years while running my own law firm. Prior to that, I said it for almost a decade working for insurance companies. And yet, despite what I say, people do not listen. So let's...
  • May 31

    The Statute of Limitation

    The Statute of Limitation
    The what of what? I typically hear people call it the statue of limitations. However, folks, it is not a statue. It is a statute, or a law. The statute of limitations tells you how long you have to sue...
Rank this Week: 961

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Your California Condo or Coop Community Association Could Likely Benefit From An Umbrella Policy

    Your California Condo or Coop Community Association Could Likely Benefit From An Umbrella Policy
    By David Swedelson, Senior Partner at Swedelson & Gottlieb, California Community Association Attorneys We are often asked how much insurance a condo or coop association should carry. I often respond by saying as much as the association…
  • Aug 17

    Has The Pokemon GO Craze Impacted Your California HOA?

    Has The Pokemon GO Craze Impacted Your California HOA?
    By David Swedelson, Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys Have you noticed some unusual behavior from some association residents lately? You may have seen them walking outside swiping their smartphones. They may have…
  • Aug 15

    Zika Virus and Your Community Association

    Zika Virus and Your Community Association
    By David Swedelson, Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys Although the Zika Virus has not yet been found in California, that does not mean that it will not find it’s way here. Florida community association…
Rank this Week: 1259

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Haffner Law PC.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2035

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Aug 21

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money
    Taking a trip is exciting. You have a staring place [“Point A”] and a destination [“Point B”]. Along the way, is the “journey.” Getting from Point A to Point B is simple when it’s a road trip because…
  • Jul 10

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat
    In today’s Los Angeles Times, Tom Petruno’s (@tpetruno) article entitled, Debt Threat Looms, again, he warns us of inevitable business cycles and where the economy is headed.  You see, in order for the economy to move full…
  • Jun 16

    Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy

    Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy
    I was just talking with a friend of mine the other day, Damon Day; and he was mentioning that he is seeing more and more folks all across the country, who have attended these unaccredited schools and carrying an enormous amount of student…
Rank this Week: 711

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Federal Judge Rules that Employees who use Medical Marijuana can be Fired

    Federal Judge Rules that Employees who use Medical Marijuana can be Fired
    A federal judge in Fresno recently ruled that although medical marijuana has been legal in California since 1996, employees who use the drug can be fired. The judge ruled that employers do not violate California’s laws against workplace…
  • Aug 11

    Increasing Numbers of Women Suing Law Firms for Gender Bia

    Increasing Numbers of Women Suing Law Firms for Gender Bia
    A number of cases have been filed in recent years against major law firms by female employees who allege gender discrimination. Their lawsuits claim that the cultures of many major law firms favor men when it comes to pay and promotion.…
  • Aug 9

    STOCKTON MAYOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT WITH CHILDREN

    STOCKTON MAYOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT WITH CHILDREN
    While Stockton’s Silver Lake Family Camp is the home for underprivileged youths in the summer, on August 4 it also served as the location of Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva’s arrest.  Silva was arrested by the Federal Bureau of…
Rank this Week: 2786

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Being “Offended” as an Impediment to Settlement

    Being “Offended” as an Impediment to Settlement
    A Mediation Scuttled by Emotions             Recently, I participated in a mediation with a highly-regarded and experienced mediator who was frustrated that the…
  • Aug 10

    UPDATE WRITTEN POLICIES TO COMPLY WITH NEW FEHA REGULATIONS REGARDING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

    UPDATE WRITTEN POLICIES TO COMPLY WITH NEW FEHA REGULATIONS REGARDING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION
    The California State Legislature and various State agencies continue to expand employer responsibilities and duties.  In case you missed it, effective April 1, 2016, (and pursuant to new regulations promulgated by the Fair Employment and…
  • Aug 8

    Employment-Based Immigration.

    Employment-Based Immigration.
    My company is growing but I am unable to find qualified workers to keep up with business demands. Are foreign workers an option? Yes, albeit a qualified yes, given the strict requirements imposed by Congress. Immigration law allows employers…
Rank this Week: 265

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 12

    Truck Wrecks With Injury

    Truck Wrecks With Injury
    Truck Accident Could Leave the Driver Charged with Negligence This summer when a Semi Truck smashed into a police car and injured the police man, a pedestrian, and himself left everyone wondering what happened and why? Everyone was still…
  • Aug 5

    Police Dog Involved in Dog Bite Incident

    Police Dog Involved in Dog Bite Incident
    Police Dog Bites College Student Dog bites can sometimes be harmless or they could sometimes become deadly. You just never know what could cause an animal to react, no matter how trained or well behaved they are. Even Police dogs have their…
  • Jul 29

    Motorcycle Incidents in California

    Motorcycle Incidents in California
    Motorcycle Incident in Diamond Bar Authorities have identified a 24-year-old Pomona man who died in a motorcycle crash on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar Thursday afternoon. Ivan Galindo died shortly after the 3:50 p.m. three-vehicle collision…
Rank this Week: 1947

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 9

    Producers Beware: What happens when your movie distributor files bankruptcy?

    Producers Beware: What happens when your movie distributor files bankruptcy?
    The Issue There has been written a plethora of articles about Bankruptcy Code §365(n) regarding the rights of parties to license agreements when the licensor files a bankruptcy and rejects a license agreement. Generally, Code Section…
  • Feb 4

    11th Circuit Says Assignee Cannot File Bankruptcy for Company

    11th Circuit Says Assignee Cannot File Bankruptcy for Company
    An “Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors” (an “ABC”) is an alternative to bankruptcy available under California law—as well as the laws of other states.  An ABC is often a more cost-efficient alternative…
  • Feb 2

    Litigation Funders Find Opportunity in Bankruptcy

    Litigation Funders Find Opportunity in Bankruptcy
    Published in the Daily Journal on January 27, 2016 Greenberg Glusker partner Brian Davidoff, was quoted in a January 27, 2016, article by Daily Journal reporter Steve Creighton on the opportunities for litigation funding of adversary cases in…
Rank this Week: 1992

Blane Law Blog

Blane Law Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Mark C. Blane.

http://www.blanelaw.com/blog
  • Aug 9

    Bicycle Head Injury With Ford F-250 In San Diego, California

    Bicycle Head Injury With Ford F-250 In San Diego, California
    I represented Joshua B. against an at-fault Ford F-250 truck driver who violated a well-known safety rule when he pulled out in front of Joshua on a busy San Diego California street. The truck driver was inattentive. The next thing Josh knew…
  • Aug 8

    Elderly Trip & Fall Case At A Business In Chula Vista, CA

    Elderly Trip & Fall Case At A Business In Chula Vista, CA
    I represented Ms. Constance Newell, an 84 year old Bonita resident who tripped and fell in a poorly lit room when she was directed by the owner of a store (Glass Depot) to go into the room to look for a pen. First of all, no one should have…
  • Aug 2

    Ford F-250 Truck pulls out in front of Josh while he was riding his bicycle down a San Diego street

    Ford F-250 Truck pulls out in front of Josh while he was riding his bicycle down a San Diego street
    If you have been injured in a bicycle collision with another motorist, please give me a call today at (619) 813-7955, or download one of my FREE injury guide
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Aug 8

    Uber Claims Its App Lowers DUI’s, Study Says No

    Uber Claims Its App Lowers DUI’s, Study Says No
    Uber, a rideshare program that has been in operation for over 6 years, gives riders an option to get around town without using the bus, a taxi, a bike or walking. Over the past couple of years, their program has greatly cut fares and in many…
  • May 24

    San Diego DUI: Early Termination Of Probation/Expungement

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

    SCRAM

    SCRAM
    If you are arrested for drunk driving in San Diego, you may be ordered to SCRAM, (which stands for “Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor”). The judge may include this in your sentence after you enter a guilty plea, after a…
Rank this Week: 2918

California Personal Injury Law…

California Personal Injury Law Case Notes

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

http://www.capersonalinjurycaselawnotes.com/
Rank this Week: 3295

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law in the San Diego and Southern California area. By David Shapiro.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    What is “Internet Extortion”?

    What is “Internet Extortion”?
    The internet has opened up new worlds in many areas, and crime is no exception. We hear all the time about child pornography, identity theft, and other activities involving the internet. While these types of crimes existed long before the…
  • Jul 18

    Is It Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?

    Is It Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?
    Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in U.S. v. Nosal. The decision included an interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030. It’s a lengthy opinion and covers a…
  • Jul 6

    California Innocence Project Praised by Exonerated Man

    California Innocence Project Praised by Exonerated Man
    It was heartfelt thanks expressed by William Richards to the law students at the San Diego based California Innocence Project (CIP). The Project is a law school clinic dedicated to freeing innocent men and women who have been wrongfully…
Rank this Week: 3377

San Diego Injury Lawyer Blog

San Diego Injury Lawyer Blog

By Jurewitz Law Group.

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

    Jurewitz Law Group Supports Anti-bullying Campaign

    Jurewitz Law Group Supports Anti-bullying Campaign
    To show our support of the National City Police Department’s (NCPD) anti-bullying campaign, Jurewitz Law Group donated $1,250 that will enable the NCPD to hand out 500 magnetic memo boards for free that will enhance Emergency Safety…
  • Oct 7

    What are My Employer’s Duties Regarding Workplace Safety?

    What are My Employer’s Duties Regarding Workplace Safety?
    In California, workplace safety in most places of employment is regulated by Cal/OSHA, the government agency responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations. When Cal/OSHA regulations are violated, workers can file reports with the…
  • Sep 30

    October is National Spinal Health Month

    October is National Spinal Health Month
    October is National Spinal Health Month, offering Californians of all ages the chance to learn more about how to protect themselves from spinal cord injuries and keep a healthy spine. Back and spine injuries are among the catastrophic…
Rank this Week: 1556

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/
  • Aug 2

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled
    On August 1 the California Supreme Court finally resolved a split of authority among California’s appellate courts over operation of the anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, in the mixed cause of action…
  • Mar 17

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032
    The California Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff who obtains a monetary settlement and dismisses the action is the prevailing party entitled to statutory costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032. DeSaulles v. Community…
  • Feb 11

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute
    In yet another installment of the gravamen of the complaint conundrum, the California Supreme Court is currently reviewing Park v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1258. The issue is whether the…
Rank this Week: 1478

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers…

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers current events and answers to common questions about immigration law in the San Francisco area. By the Law Office of Gali Schaham Gordon.

http://gordonlawgrouppc.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3179

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    WOMAN SCORNED SOLICITS “RAPE FANTASIES” TO EX-BOYFRIENDS PREGNANT WIFE ON CRAIGSLIST

    WOMAN SCORNED SOLICITS “RAPE FANTASIES” TO EX-BOYFRIENDS PREGNANT WIFE ON CRAIGSLIST
    Michelle Suzanne Hadley a 29 year old woman from Ontario California is charged with stalking among other crimes after she pretended to be her ex-boyfriends pregnant wife on craigslist, and responded to ads soliciting rape fantasies. Hadley…
  • Jul 20

    Mortgage Fraud In Southern California Arrest

    Mortgage Fraud In Southern California Arrest
    The California Attorney General’s Office announced the indictment of six people involving the operation of a mortgage fraud scheme in Southern California. The individuals were charged with a total of 135 felony charges including…
  • Jun 30

    Penal Code Section 550

    Penal Code Section 550
    Recently, we wrote a blog about the biggest national health care fraud sweep, which resulted in 301 people charged and over $900 million dollars in fraudulent billings. The Medicare fraud strike force was responsible for uncovering this fraud…
Rank this Week: 449

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    U.S. State Department May Revoke Visa for DUI Arrest without Determination of Guilt

    U.S. State Department May Revoke Visa for DUI Arrest without Determination of Guilt
    Based on the recently released guidance from the U.S. Department of State (DOS), individuals who hold nonimmigrant visas in the U.S. are likely to face severe consequences if arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or a related…
  • Jul 29

    August 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    August 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: August 2016 Visa Bulletin. For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries except China (January 1, 2010) and India (January 1,…
  • Mar 24

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
Rank this Week: 4813

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: 3424

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification
    Given the low probability that a class action will go to trial and the high probability that a settlement favorable to plaintiffs and their attorneys will be reached after class certification, there is a consistent “race to…
  • Jul 11

    New PCI requirements for retailer

    New PCI requirements for retailer
    For retailers that accept credit or debit cards and use service providers, a new version of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS v3.2) will impose new requirements as of November 1, 2016. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards…
  • Jul 7

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law
    Continuing our review of state green chemistry laws, Maine’s Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products Act primarily requires reporting the use of specified chemicals in certain children’s products based on risk and hazard…
Rank this Week: 832

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/
  • Jul 17

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop
    Within the last year in California, reports reveal that there were 882 fatalities due to drunk driving. As a result of this high number of fatalities, California strongly enforces its regulations regarding drunk driving. These consequences…
  • Jul 8

    Plea Bargains Explained

    Plea Bargains Explained
    Many of us believe that every criminal case ends up at trial. In reality, many cases end with a plea agreement between the defense and prosecution, which often provides a favorable outcome for the defendant. California continues to respect…
  • Jul 1

    Common Fourth of July Crime

    Common Fourth of July Crime
    While the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our country’s independence, enjoy summer vacation, and watch as fireworks explode in the sky, it is also a time when many individuals take the opportunity to engage in crime. This article…
Rank this Week: 4798

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
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Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Is the Institution of Marriage Under Assault?

    Is the Institution of Marriage Under Assault?
    There are no doubt people in this country who believe the institution of marriage is dead and should now be buried, that there is no longer a need or a use for marriage as it use to be described in our society.  Marriage has…
  • Jun 8

    What is Quasi-Community Property?

    What is Quasi-Community Property?
    Quasi-community property, what is it and what effect does this classification have on the distribution of the marital estate during divorce proceedings? Marital property, no matter what jurisdiction you live in, is any property that was…
  • Mar 2

    Step Parent Rights – An Overview – Santa Rosa Law Blog

    Step Parent Rights – An Overview – Santa Rosa Law Blog
    Step parent rights. Many families today are bit less traditional than they were a few decades ago. It is not uncommon for parents to remain unmarried while raising their children or for divorced individuals to remarry and blend two families.…
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Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jul 14

    Fear

    Fear
    Someone renting the house across the street from me has been blasting loud music very late at night, and I've been wondering how to deal with it. The other night I wanted to go knock on his door at 2 am, but I was afraid that might cause an…
  • Jun 10

    Fighting

    Fighting
    In the highly-charged atmosphere of our current political season, is more fighting really what we need? Senator Elizabeth Warren evidently thinks so. Here is a portion of Senator Warren's comments on the Rachel Maddow show last night, when…
  • May 21

    Pre-litigation dispute resolution

    Pre-litigation dispute resolution
    More evidence that the practice of law has changed in fundamental ways: At a panel presentation this week at the SCMA employment institute, Ann Kotlarski, who represents employers and Curt Surls, who represents employees, both agreed that…
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Estate Planning & Probate 411

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Covers California probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, incapacity and related topics. By Helene P. Dreyer Koch.

http://indianwellsestateplanningattorney.com/
  • Jul 14

    What Is a Discretionary Trust?

    What Is a Discretionary Trust?
    A “discretionary trust” gives the trustee discretion over how, when, and if the beneficiaries may access trust assets. Certain uses of the money might be deemed acceptable, whereas other uses will be restricted. For instance, the…
  • Jun 25

    How Can You Help with Their College Expenses?

    How Can You Help with Their College Expenses?
    If you have children or grandchildren who have not yet completed their college education, you may be wondering how to help them achieve that goal. Two popular choices are the 529 College Education Plan and an Education Trust. A 529 ……
  • Feb 19

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?
    POLST stands for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” It differs from an Advance Healthcare Directive (aka medical power of attorney or power of attorney for healthcare) in several ways and is NOT intended to replace…
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DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Comp Should Sue Purdue

    Comp Should Sue Purdue
    Over the past weekend the Los Angeles Times published a startling investigative story on Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, and everything they knew about illegal distribution of the drug, their investigations, their suspicions ... and…
  • Jul 13

    Uncompensated Californian

    Uncompensated Californian
    The third in a series, WorkCompCentral's latest special report on benefit adequacy, specifically temporary disability indemnity, takes a look at California.This is, of course, of particular interest to me. I'm from California and as much as…
  • Jul 11

    The Shrinking Market

    The Shrinking Market
    WorkCompCentral correspondent, Peter Rousmaniere, recently did an analysis of injury frequency rates by state and projected those declines out to the future, calendar year 2024.SUMMARYHere's the bottom line for those who's attention spans are…
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Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Jul 13

    Avoiding the Technical Mistakes When Drafting Written Discovery

    Avoiding the Technical Mistakes When Drafting Written Discovery
    Recently I received a telephone call from an attorney wanting to discuss whether opposing party’s objections to her special interrogatories had any merit.  Listening to the list of objections, it was clear that the opposing party…
  • Jun 1

    Discovery and the Motion for Summary Judgment

    Discovery and the Motion for Summary Judgment
    In most practices areas, facts are king. The attorney who can discover and present the best “facts” will be the most persuasive when presenting their case to the judge or jury. However, some cases can be won in…
  • Apr 5

    The Interrogatory Says What it Say

    The Interrogatory Says What it Say
    There are very few discovery cases that come out each year.  Usually they are are significant and involve privileges such as Coito v. Superior Court and Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court.  The newly reported…
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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
  • Jul 11

    California PAGA Amendments Passed July 1, 2016

    California PAGA Amendments Passed July 1, 2016
    With the stated purpose of reducing “unnecessary litigation” and lowering the cost for employers doing business in California, on June 27, 2016 Governor Brown signed  SB 836, an amendment to California’s…
  • Jun 10

    Ninth Circuit Holds individual testimony regarding damages does not defeat class certification

    Ninth Circuit Holds individual testimony regarding damages does not defeat class certification
    The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the United States District Court’s granting a motion for class certification holding where a complaint alleges a company violated the law in the same way as to each member of a large class of…
  • Apr 22

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell
    California employment law recognizes two types of commissioned employees: (1) outside salespersons (Labor Code  § 1171) and (2) inside salespersons (8 Cal.C.Regs. § 11040, 11070).  Whether you are an employer or employee,…
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California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
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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/
  • Jul 8

    Shoplifting and Corrective Education Company (CEC) cla

    Shoplifting and Corrective Education Company (CEC) cla
    There’s another twist to shoplifting cases now – Corrective Education Company (CEC).   I recently heard about somebody that was stopped and accused of shoplifting in a large store – it rhymes with Walmart – and…
  • Jul 2

    Can a guest allow the police to search your house?

    Can a guest allow the police to search your house?
    I had the question asked: can a guest who is staying in your house allow the police to search? What about if they were to call the police and invite them to search? Would that evidence still be admissible against the homeowner?  Apparent…
  • Jun 28

    Attempted murder and aggravated assault – can they charge both?

    Attempted murder and aggravated assault – can they charge both?
    Why does the District Attorney charge both attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon? Can you be charged with both crimes even though it was one event?  Yes, you can be charged with both. The prosecutor will often charge a…
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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/
  • Jul 6

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

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

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn

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

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate

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

Autolaw

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

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

    Deja Vu, Again

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

    Locked Out, Part II

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

    Compelling?

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

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

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

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

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

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

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

    California Sick Law Law Explained

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

CA Employee Rights Blog

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

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Jun 17

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic

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

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic

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

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

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

Farzad Family Law Blawg

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

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Jun 2

    Ex Parte Divorce and Child Custody Procedure and Hearing

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

    Divorcing an Alcoholic with Smart Tips for Husbands and Wive

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

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

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