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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 17

    California Reasonable Accommodation Bill Gets Signed Into Law (AB 987)

    California Reasonable Accommodation Bill Gets Signed Into Law (AB 987)
    Governor Brown has just signed AB 987, Employment discrimination: unlawful employment practices (2015-2016), authored by Assemblymember Levine, which amends the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) under the religious…
  • Jul 5

    California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522)

    California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522)
    July 1, 2015 rolled out the new Paid Sick Leave Law aka California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. Here is a quick checklist of what the new law means for employees and employers and a link to a mandatory DLSE…
  • Jun 18

    Uber DLSE Ruling Finds Driver an Employee

    Uber DLSE Ruling Finds Driver an Employee
    California’s labor commissioner, known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) has ruled that a driver for Uber should be classified as an employee of the company, a decision that marks the latest setback for…
Rank this Week: 3958

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    The IRS *Never* Phones You As Its First Contact

    The IRS *Never* Phones You As Its First Contact
    My client has several years of unfiled tax returns. Like many people with several years of unfiled tax returns, he’s been putting off working with me. So I hadn’t heard from him for about six months when he called me in a panic.…
  • Jul 14

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank Ever? Part IV…

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank Ever? Part IV…
    I’m cheered to see that others out there share my opinion of Wells Fargo Bank. For my prior screeds against this bank, see here, here, and here.  My rants against Wells Fargo may soon have as many volumes as the Harry Potter books.…
  • Jul 6

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account
    The United States has an unusual tax regime: it taxes its citizens and residents on their worldwide income, not just on what is earned in the United States. The only other country that does this is Eritrea. Can you even find Eritrea on a map?…
Rank this Week: 2877

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2724

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    WORKING WITH THE IRS WHILE IT IS IN THE PENALTY BOX: MIDYEAR REPORT FROM NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE

    WORKING WITH THE IRS WHILE IT IS IN THE PENALTY BOX: MIDYEAR REPORT FROM NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE
    On July 15, 2015, the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, issued her mid-year report which she is required to do twice a year.  For some time now, the IRS has been trying to do its job with one hand tied behind its back as it…
  • May 28

    Tax Conference - Federal Tax Practice & Procedure - 90 Years of Tax Wisdom

    Tax Conference - Federal Tax Practice & Procedure - 90 Years of Tax Wisdom
    Mopsick Tax Law, LLP, is pleased to announce that Steven Mopsick is teaming up with Tax Media Network, Inc. in scheduling a unique educational program.  The program is scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 18 and 19, 2015…
  • May 12

    FBARs Due June 30, 2015: Continuing Challenges For the Practitioner

    FBARs Due June 30, 2015: Continuing Challenges For the Practitioner
    We are pleased to republish with permission, a Tax Notes article my Partner Ryan Carrere and I published on April 27, 2015.  For those practitioners with clients with offshore financial accounts,  the filing season isn’t…
Rank this Week: 3907

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4924

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

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

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Eleventh Consecutive Year

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Eleventh Consecutive Year
    Sacramento trial attorney and founder of Cutter Law P.C. recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer for his eleventh consecutive year. July 16, 2015 – (Sacramento, CA) – C. Brooks Cutter, founder of Cutter Law P.C., has been…
  • Jul 13

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life
    On Sunday, 33-year-old Mustafa Rafi was killed and his 8-year-old son suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a distracted driver while bike riding to a nearby store. Mustafa, along with his wife and four kids, arrived in…
  • Jul 6

    Former CEO of OtisMed Corporation Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison

    Former CEO of OtisMed Corporation Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison
    On June 26th, the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey sentenced former CEO of OtisMed Corporation, Charlie Chi, to 24 months in a prison for shipping adulterated knee replacement cutting guides. Additionally, he was ordered to…
Rank this Week: 2990

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

Covers business law. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

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

    Bad Assumptions to Avoid in International Arbitration

    Bad Assumptions to Avoid in International Arbitration
    You are a seasoned U.S. trial lawyer who has been retained by an important client to handle a major breach of contract dispute between the client and its overseas business partner.  Congratulations!  The contract has a mandatory…
  • Jun 29

    Roundup of Recent Pro and Anti-ISDS Commentary

    Roundup of Recent Pro and Anti-ISDS Commentary
    Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) has been very much in the news lately as part of the raging political debate over the merits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade…
  • Jun 9

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration
    As experienced practitioners know, the old adage that arbitration is a less costly and more efficient alternative to litigation does not always hold true in practice.  Satellite litigation to enforce arbitration agreements, arbitrator…
Rank this Week: 2148

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Jul 15

    Must HOAs Provide Sick Leave to Employees?

    Must HOAs Provide Sick Leave to Employees?
    Here is some important information for homeowner associations in California that employ personnel. Note the key date of July 15, 2015. The following information was pulled verbatim from the California
  • Jul 8

    Should an Inspector in an HOA Election Give Out a List of Who Returned a Ballot?

    Should an Inspector in an HOA Election Give Out a List of Who Returned a Ballot?
    This is a small blog (for me)  but with large implications. Thus, I am planning to follow it up with an E-newsletter for the July edition and provide a more
  • Jul 4

    GIVING PROXIES IN AN HOA OR CONDO – IS IT LEGAL?

    GIVING PROXIES IN AN HOA OR CONDO – IS IT LEGAL?
    It’s summer time, a time for some summertime blogs. A time for vacation, yay! So what kind of problems arise in a homeowners association because of vacations?   One question
Rank this Week: 2746

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3853

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown
    By Michael Reiter Attorney at Law You may have seen the articles about the new California law that permits dead lawns during the drought. Here is the text of AB1, introduced by Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino):…
  • Apr 6

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
  • Feb 20

    Byron Waters, Pioneering San Bernardino County Attorney and the First President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association

    Byron Waters, Pioneering San Bernardino County Attorney and the First President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law As a Director-At-Large of the San Bernardino County Bar Association, President Jack Osborn asked me to serve on the San Bernardino County Bar Association Bulletin Committee.  As such, I will be writing…
Rank this Week: 517

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer…

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, negligence and product liability. By The Bogan Law Firm.

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

    Bar Owner Liability and Negligent Security in California

    Bar Owner Liability and Negligent Security in California
    Generally bar owners and operators in California cannot be held civilly liable for the acts done by their patrons while intoxicated. Liability that is extended to bar owners for the actions of their patrons is known as "dram shop" laws. Laws…
  • Jul 8

    Uninsured Bicyclist Accidents in California

    Uninsured Bicyclist Accidents in California
    According to the Los Angeles Times article published on October 27, 2014, California leads the nation in bicycle accident deaths. The LA Times article references a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association. In that study Dr. Allan…
  • Aug 3

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

    California Man Awarded Millions In Motorcycle Accident After Defendant Refused To Negotiate A Settlement
    Modesto motorcycle accident attorney knows that Modesto's area summer weather brings out the motorcycles. Modesto and its ideal central California location, being 90 minutes from San Francisco and within an hour of various mountains, make it…
Rank this Week: 3754

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

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

    How to Give Your Kids Money Now That They Can’t Use Until Later

    How to Give Your Kids Money Now That They Can’t Use Until Later
    Crummey Trusts hold assets for the benefit of children that count as annual gifts, even though the children don't have control of the money for years.
  • Jun 25

    Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long

    Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long
    Women should approach estate planning as if they were single, because they might very well be.
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: Estate Planning Change

    Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: Estate Planning Change
    For those of us with a Supreme Court habit, the end of June is an exciting time. It’s kind of like October baseball, it’s when the big decisions get announced, at the very end of the year’s term. This June, there are two big…
Rank this Week: 3800

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

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

    The future is here: Driverless Car

    The future is here: Driverless Car
    Can you imagine giving your car keys to your teenage son or daughter and not have to worry about their safety? Do you have concerns about an elderly parent about whether its still safe for them to drive? Are you worried about the distracted…
  • Feb 17

    Lawyer Movies and the Oscar

    Lawyer Movies and the Oscar
    Sunday, February 22, 2015, is Oscar night. So I was talking with my wife, Sheila, and we were discussing the upcoming Oscars and our favorite movies this year (Two of my favorites are Whiplash and Birdman). This led to a discussion of my…
  • Feb 4

    Insurance Study Shows Cars With Fewest Death

    Insurance Study Shows Cars With Fewest Death
    My first car was a 1965 Chevy Impala SS. It was blue, with a black interior, bucket seats--the whole nine yards. It was a dream car for a kid just coming out of high school (yes, I did work and earn the money to buy it myself). What it…
Rank this Week: 419

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law Group, P.C.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Maintaining Your Busine

    Maintaining Your Busine
    It is very important to maintain your business, and it is often something that is forgotten about while you focus on building your business and taking care of clients. Often life changes impact your business that you may not expect.  We…
  • Jul 6

    Asset Protection (Part 3)

    Asset Protection (Part 3)
    In Part 2, we discussed insurance protections for you.  Now we will explore some less common methods for asset protection. As many (or some) are already familiar, there are revocable living trusts for estate planning.  There are…
  • Jun 29

    Asset Protection (Part 2)

    Asset Protection (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we started discussing automobile insurance to protect your assets from an accident vehicles.  Now we will flip the coin and explore how higher limits on your automobile policy also provides better protection for you and your…
Rank this Week: 649

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Illegal Reentry? Try to get it vacated for violation of due process.

    Illegal Reentry? Try to get it vacated for violation of due process.
    Have an Illegal Reentry? How to get it vacated so you don’t have to go to prison   Question: I had a deportation order years ago. I re-entered the U.S. illegally, got caught and was convicted in U.S. District Court for illegal…
  • Jul 13

    Adopted after 16? You may still qualify for Immigration Benefit

    Adopted after 16? You may still qualify for Immigration Benefit
    n a precedent decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) held that the beneficiary of a visa petition who was adopted pursuant to a state court order that was entered when the beneficiary was more than 16 years old, but with an…
  • Jul 13

    Did Immigration Judge forget to let you know your rights?

    Did Immigration Judge forget to let you know your rights?
    The Ninth Circuit vacated the defendant’s conviction for illegal reentry, holding that the defendant’s due process rights were violated when the Immigration Judge (IJ) failed to advise the defendant during his 1999 removal…
Rank this Week: 3060

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution
    On June 19, two Swiss banks agreed to pay penalties totaling nearly $6 million in order to avoid prosecution under the Department of Justice’s program which requires Swiss firms to disclose how they helped their American clients avoid…
  • Jul 7

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund
    On June 19, Enrique Free Pacheco filed his third complaint for a refund of taxes withheld from the winnings he earned by playing the slots in Las Vegas. This complaint is Pacheco’s third, following lawsuits filed in the US Court of…
  • Jun 18

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
Rank this Week: 3257

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2041

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    August 2015 Visa Bulletin was published today!

    August 2015 Visa Bulletin was published today!
    Visa Bulletin August 2015 was published today. Only movement and change noticeable was that the Philipines EB3 category is no longer under unavailable. As for India EB2, no movement staying October 1 2008. If the trend continues there is a…
  • Jul 8

    PeerallyLaw.com re-designed.

    PeerallyLaw.com re-designed.
    The website Peerallylaw.com has changed its look and has now some important features  including Breaking News , a radio archive of the SPLG law shows and information feed from H4toEAD.com. The breaking news section covers important…
  • Jul 6

    LawFuel.com – Shah Peerally Law Show 5 Years on Air.

    LawFuel.com – Shah Peerally Law Show 5 Years on Air.
    It’s not every lawyer who has his own radio show, but for prominent California immigration attorney Shah Peerally he has not only had one, but it is now entering its sixth successful year on air. The Shah Peerally Law Show is…
Rank this Week: 1570

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 10

    August 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    August 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: August 2015 Visa Bulletin Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India (October 1, 2008) and China (December 15,…
  • May 20

    USCIS Announcement

    USCIS Announcement
    http://http://www.uscis.gov/news/uscis-temporarily-suspends-premium-processing-extension-stay-h-1b-petitions Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B…
  • Apr 29

    Amended H-1B petition is required for any material change to the H-1B employee’s worksite location

    Amended H-1B petition is required for any material change to the H-1B employee’s worksite location
    In a decision issued on April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), which conducts administrative review of certain categories of appeals to denials of immigration benefits, to ensure that immigration law and policy is interpreted…
Rank this Week: 4322

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
Rank this Week: 3175

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Pedestrian Hit in Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood

    Pedestrian Hit in Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood
    On Wednesday evening, a pedestrian was struck and injured near the Panhandle in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. According to KRON News Channel Four, the collision happened at about 7:15 p.m., at the intersection of Oak Street and Masonic…
  • May 15

    $500,000 Recovery In 2015 Dollars For Child Molestation: “Took Every Penny the Molester Had”

    $500,000 Recovery In 2015 Dollars For Child Molestation: “Took Every Penny the Molester Had”
    Molestation Case Against Stepfather Settled for San Jose Woman San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday, January 18, 1984 By Allyn Stone A young San Jose woman who was sexually molested by her stepfather nine years ago was awarded $210,000 worth of…
  • Apr 24

    Nearly One Million Trek Bicycles Recalled

    Nearly One Million Trek Bicycles Recalled
    After three reported incidents, one of which left a rider paralyzed, Trek has issued a recall of nearly one million bicycles across the United States and Canada. According to a recent article by Time Magazine, the bicycles in question have…
Rank this Week: 3718

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    High School Sports And Gender Identity- Which Team Can I Play On?

    High School Sports And Gender Identity- Which Team Can I Play On?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Is your son or daughter transgender, identifying as the opposite sex?  Do they play sports?  Which team do they play on: the teams of their physical gender (for…
  • May 5

    When In Doubt Go To The School District

    When In Doubt Go To The School District
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Are you frustrated that your school's Principal or Vice Principal are not listening nor acting adequately on your school complaints?  Are you being given a blank…
  • Mar 26

    One More Tool To Stop Your Child's Expulsion: No Proof Of Other Means Of Correction Or Physical Danger

    One More Tool To Stop Your Child's Expulsion: No Proof Of Other Means Of Correction Or Physical Danger
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995With school expulsions, it can sometimes seem hopeless.  The school may be able to prove a child "did it," and isn't that it?  Not necessarily.  Schools…
Rank this Week: 1474

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal.

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Jul 9

    Criminal Convictions Can Result in Serious Immigration Consequence

    Criminal Convictions Can Result in Serious Immigration Consequence
    Criminal convictions are always accompanied with consequences.  However the consequence for immigrant visa-holders can be dire.  Depending on the nature of the crimes committed, immigrants can face deportation, inadmissibility or…
  • Jun 23

    Parole Program for Entrepreneurs Part of Obama’s Executive Action

    Parole Program for Entrepreneurs Part of Obama’s Executive Action
    Part of the executive action announced by President Obama for immigration reform last November was a parole program for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are extremely valuable to American business and are responsible for many start up…
  • Jun 18

    H-1B Visa Alternative

    H-1B Visa Alternative
    This year 233,000 applicants competed for the 65,000 H-1B visas available. This means over 150,000 applicants were not considered and denied the opportunity to apply. The unlucky applicants can wait and try again next year, but in the…
Rank this Week: 2208

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

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

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Jul 7

    Hospitals, Antitrust, the Department of Justice, and Agreements to Not Compete on Marketing

    Hospitals, Antitrust, the Department of Justice, and Agreements to Not Compete on Marketing
    What is great about practicing antitrust law is that you take deep dives into the intricacies of different markets from the shelf space in drug stores for condoms—an actual case from several years ago—to insurance brokerage…
  • Jun 10

    Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board

    Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board
    It is easier to succeed in business without competition than with it. And if you are used to practicing your profession in a particular way, it is quite uncomfortable when new approaches develop that undercut your business. (As an aside,…
  • May 20

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case
    An amicus curiae brief is filed by a non-party—usually in an appellate court like the US Supreme Court—that seeks to educate the court by offering facts, analysis, or a perspective that the party briefing doesn’t present.…
Rank this Week: 1959

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/
  • Jul 7

    Rule 1

    Rule 1
    The reformers who drafted the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the 1930's thought that if we could only get rid of the complexities of ancient pleading practices, and liberalize discovery, cases could be fairly adjudicated on their merits…
  • May 12

    The Art of Negotiation

    The Art of Negotiation
    A long time ago, when I was fairly new at law practice, I represented a plaintiff in a contentious sexual harassment case against a large company. After a series of pre-trial battles, the defendant's counsel opened the door to the possibility…
  • Mar 26

    Patent litigation

    Patent litigation
    Recently I attended a program on patent reform featuring representatives from both sides in the "patent troll" debate. Though there was disagreement on the nature and extent of the problem, most of the panelists seemed receptive to proposed…
Rank this Week: 4082

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

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

http://ihwlaw.me/
Rank this Week: 3431

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

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

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2268

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition
    After the historic 2013 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in US v. Windsor (570 US ___ ), many same-sex couples got married. This enabled a US citizen to petition successfully for a foreign spouse and for...
  • Jun 1

    Marriage-based Green Cards and Transgendered Person

    Marriage-based Green Cards and Transgendered Person
    There has been a great deal of recent internet discussion about Bruce Jenner's transition to a new identity as Caitlyn. I want to congratulate Caitlyn Jenner and address some questions about transgender people and immigration. There has been…
  • Jan 27

    Obama Immigration Policy Changes 2015

    Obama Immigration Policy Changes 2015
    Obama immigration policy changes… what’s to come in 2015 In November 2014, the President announced a number of changes to immigration policies. With the Republican party in charge of both chambers of the U.S. Congress, there have been…
Rank this Week: 1151

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jul 5

    Dieting with Dignity

    Dieting with Dignity
    In my short lifetime (they’re all short, when it comes down to it), I was taught that eating eggs was bad for you. Then it wasn’t. I was taught that you should eat a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet to live a healthy lifestyle.…
  • Jul 4

    Celebrating the Fourth

    Celebrating the Fourth
    In a way, it is fitting that July 4th is the big celebration of American – United States – freedom. As ConstitutionFacts.com notes: July 4, 1776 wasn’t the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence…
  • Jun 11

    Insuring That All Lives Matter

    Insuring That All Lives Matter
    Yes, that’s insuring, and not, ensuring, although I believe one can lead to the other. And I didn’t use any hashtag in the title here because, although I know about the #BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter controversy,…
Rank this Week: 1213

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
  • Feb 2

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco
    New legislation in the City and County of San Francisco is taking effect that allows qualified residents to legally rent their units through the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry via the San Francisco Planning Department.  San…
Rank this Week: 256

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    Determining Fault in Multiple Vehicle Collision

    Determining Fault in Multiple Vehicle Collision
    Multiple vehicle collisions are common on California’s congested highways. A tragic example occurred last year when a big rig collided with a car, starting a chain reaction that involved ten vehicles on Highway 17 near Lexington…
  • Jun 12

    The Defective Airbag Crisis Comes to Santa Clara County

    The Defective Airbag Crisis Comes to Santa Clara County
    About 34 million passenger vehicles in the United States may be affected by the recall of defective airbags announced last month. The recall is necessary because defective parts, including an inflator and propellant devices, cause airbags…
  • Jun 4

    Hospital Infections May Entitle Patients to Compensation

    Hospital Infections May Entitle Patients to Compensation
    Most people have heard horror stories about hospital patients who are admitted for a minor procedure and die after exposure to an infectious disease. Unfortunately, those stories are more common than many believe. Hospital-acquired…
Rank this Week: 3022

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

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

    Grind It Out

    Grind It Out
    Ever think about a brake grinder? It's a stand alone tool. Not much too it. Turn it on, it spins. Not much harm there. But when you use it to grind brakes, and the brakes contain asbestos, well in California,...
  • Apr 30

    Locked Out

    Locked Out
    Sometimes expert witnesses win cases, or at least help win important motions before the court. A California Federal Court judge reinforced this theory last week. The case involved claims against American Honda for allegedly selling cars with…
  • Mar 31

    Hit the Brake

    Hit the Brake
    I recently came across an interesting case filed in New York. An auto mechanic brought suit against Ford USA for exposure to asbestos containing brake parts stemming from his work as a mechanic in Ireland. Ford filed a motion for...
Rank this Week: 1897

California Injury Attorney Blog

California Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Practicing Grace in Law Practice

    Practicing Grace in Law Practice
    Listening to President Obama's incredible eulogy of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, I was suddenly compelled to understand the meaning of grace. Amazing grace. And when a friend sent me a blog post by someone who studies and writes about the meaning…
  • Jun 20

    Verdict in Los Angeles Hip Implant Defect Case

    Verdict in Los Angeles Hip Implant Defect Case
    Recently, a Los Angeles jury awarded a hip implant plaintiff over $4 million dollars in a case involving a defect in manufacturing which eventually caused the hip to fracture and fail within the plaintiff's body. The plaintiff sued Wright…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4858

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

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

    California Law Provides Ways to Amend or Revoke an Irrevocable Trust

    California Law Provides Ways to Amend or Revoke an Irrevocable Trust
    At Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP we are dedicated to providing efficient, effective, and affordable solutions to clients involved in conservatorship cases, trust and estate disputes, as well as other types of family law issues. We are here…
  • Jun 3

    Trusts and Estates Section Presents A View From the Bench

    Trusts and Estates Section Presents A View From the Bench
    We are looking forward to attending the annual Los Angeles County Bar Association View From the Bench lunch. This year’s program will include a “State of the Court” address by the Hon. Maria E. Stratton and “Top…
  • May 29

    Yasha Bronshteyn Receives Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®

    Yasha Bronshteyn Receives Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®
    Just this month Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP partner Yasha Bronshteyn, was given an “AV” rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with…
Rank this Week: 3580

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

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

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment
    As a mediator, there is always a case that you question yourself as to what you could you could have done differently in order to resolve the matter.  My case involved a personal injury case.  It appeared to be straightforward, as…
  • Jun 30

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment
    As a mediator, there is always a case that you question yourself as to what you could you could have done differently in order to resolve the matter.  My case involved a personal injury case.  It appeared to be straightforward, as…
  • Apr 29

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .
        If you perform a Lexis search using the words “Special Master” in the Code of Civil Procedure you will find “no results.” This is because there is no statutory authority for such an appointment.…
Rank this Week: 3943

Higbee & Associates News

Higbee & Associates News

Covers law firm news.

http://www.higbeeassociates.com/news/
Rank this Week: 1984

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Is a Promise to Leave Your Estate to Someone Legally Enforceable?

    Is a Promise to Leave Your Estate to Someone Legally Enforceable?
    A probate court in New York recently addressed an unusual will contest. An 82-year-old Roman Catholic nun died in 2012, leaving a surprisingly large estate worth over $2 million, the product of a 1982 personal injury settlement. The sister…
  • Jun 25

    Dealing With Break Ups in Your Estate Plan

    Dealing With Break Ups in Your Estate Plan
    Estate planning is often a snapshot of your life at a particular moment. The beneficiaries or agents named in your will and other estate planning documents reflects your relationships at that point in time. And as those relationships change,…
  • Jun 17

    Distinguishing Marital and Separate Assets in Estate Planning

    Distinguishing Marital and Separate Assets in Estate Planning
    In making an estate plan, it is important to make a complete list of all assets you own. This is especially helpful to your future executor or trustee, who will be responsible for marshaling your assets after your death and distributing them…
Rank this Week: 2127

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/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage
    In a landmark decision issued June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the right of same sex couples to marry in the United States. My fellow members at Wealth Counsel issued a succinct summary of this ruling ……
  • Jan 15

    Remember: Update Insurance Policies When You Put Property In Your Trust

    Remember: Update Insurance Policies When You Put Property In Your Trust
    Keep Your Real Estate Titled to Your Trust. Good planning includes having a Trust and keeping your major assets titled to yourselves as Trustees of the Trust.  (This does not apply to retirement account assets.)  Failing to maintain…
  • Apr 10

    Dangers of Do It Yourself Wills and Trust

    Dangers of Do It Yourself Wills and Trust
    In a previous post, I discussed An Example of What Can Go Wrong When You Make Your Own Will, as well as an article, Consumer Reports: Write Your Own Will? We tested 3 software products that claim to help you … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2493

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC
    New York "business divorce" lawyer Peter Mahler blogs about his experiences involving two members of a New York limited liability company who relied on LegalZoom to draft their LLC's operating agreement. New York's LLC act differs from…
  • Jun 19

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California
    The California Labor Commissioner has determined than a driver for Uber was misclassified as an independent contractor rather than as an employee.  The decision is under appeal and will not therefore immediately affect Uber's operations…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 2056

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/
Rank this Week: 1960

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jun 24

    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate

    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate
    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate When I graduated from law school about 20 years ago one of my friends thought they would be funny and bought me a new coffee mug that said: "A good lawyer knows the law, a…
  • Jun 22

    Don't Steel Watches Equipped with GPS Tracking Device

    Don't Steel Watches Equipped with GPS Tracking Device
    Don't Steel Watches Equipped With GPS Tracking Devices Ten men were arrested yesterday after what police describe as a movie-like robbery in the Korea Town area of Los Angeles. The men stormed into a jewelry store armed with guns and sledge…
  • Jun 22

    Don't Evade Police When you are Drunk or Don't Have a License

    Don't Evade Police When you are Drunk or Don't Have a License
    Don't Evade Police Even When you are Drunk or Don't Have a License I hear a lot of similar stories when it comes to clients being arrested for evading law enforcement. Why didn't you stop? I was scared because my license was suspended or I…
Rank this Week: 3337

Research Freedom

Research Freedom

Covers developments in free legal research. By Professor Jason Potter.

http://researchfreedom.com/
  • Jun 21

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job
    If you’re a law student, you may be tearing your hair out on a legal research task in your summer job at this very moment. Below is a list of five tips pertaining to legal research to help you through it. This post is geared…
  • Aug 15

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial
    Below is a comprehensive tutorial on a range of free legal research tools, presented by folks at The John Marshall Law School. While some of the tools discussed relate to Illinois law specifically, you can find excellent information about the…
  • Aug 14

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext
    There’s a new free legal research tool in town: Casetext. Currently in the beta stage, Casetext allows users to search a directory of “over one million federal and Delaware cases” using keywords or retrieve a case by…
Rank this Week: 4041

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Erik Syverson, Partner at Raines Feldman.

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 17

    The Cardinals Way and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    The Cardinals Way and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    The big baseball news relates to the St. Louis Cardinals hacking of the Astros scouting database and not the latest deal for a high priced middle reliever.  As a data breach attorney and baseball fan, it is rare that two of my main…
  • Jun 17

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 2

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 2
    Previously, we explored the merits of the summary judgment as a responsive pleading to a Complaint in trademark and copyright lawsuits.  Let’s look at the other side of the coin.  Why would you not file a summary judgment and…
  • Jun 10

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 1

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 1
    When representing a defendant responding to a Complaint in federal court, intellectual property attorneys are faced with many strategic choices.  For purposes of this post, we will assume that jurisdiction and venue are…
Rank this Week: 2186

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Why Damages Are So Important in Litigation

    Why Damages Are So Important in Litigation
    It may seem obvious that damages are important to litigation but it's surprising how misunderstood the concept is amongst business owners and the general public. The misconception is understandable of course given the natural inclination to…
  • Jun 16

    Buy-Sell Agreement

    Buy-Sell Agreement
    Starting a new company with business partners requires a careful understanding of each partner's expectations and goals.  Lengthy and detailed discussions amongst the prospective partners are common.  Unfortunately, these…
  • May 15

    When Commercial Tenants File for Bankruptcy

    When Commercial Tenants File for Bankruptcy
    Because federal bankruptcy law preempts California landlord/tenant law, it's important that commercial landlords and tenants alike understand the process when a tenant has filed for (or is considering filing for) bankruptcy. The timing of a…
Rank this Week: 4075

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1759