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Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    California Crimes: Misdemeanors, Felonies, and ‘Wobblers’ – Understanding the Difference

    California Crimes: Misdemeanors, Felonies, and ‘Wobblers’ – Understanding the Difference
    As seasoned Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys, we understand that many people do not really know the difference between a misdemeanor and felony offense.  In California, there are also criminal offenses that are classified as…
  • Mar 27

    After 32 Years in Prison, Judge Orders Release of 74-year-old Los Angeles Woman Convicted of 1981 Murder

    After 32 Years in Prison, Judge Orders Release of 74-year-old Los Angeles Woman Convicted of 1981 Murder
    Mary Virginia Jones, a 74-year-old Los Angeles woman who has been incarcerated for 32 years in connection with a 1981 murder, was scheduled to be released from prison on March 25, according to a news article at CBS Los Angeles.  A judge…
  • Mar 20

    Obstruction of Justice Charges in California

    Obstruction of Justice Charges in California
    In California as in every state, the judicial system’s integrity hinges on honest actions by participants, without fear of reprisals; when a participant does not act honestly, he or she may be charged with obstruction of justice. …
Rank this Week: 2898

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/
  • Apr 11

    Never Wait Until the Last Minute to Make a Will

    Never Wait Until the Last Minute to Make a Will
    Ideally, estate planning is something you do long before it becomes necessary. It is never a good idea to wait until you are on your deathbed to make a will. You may run out of time before you can execute a will that meets with the legal…
  • Apr 10

    What You Need to Know about Estate Planning and “The Cloud”

    What You Need to Know about Estate Planning and “The Cloud”
    In the Internet age, your estate no longer includes just physical property but digital assets like social media accounts, cloud storage and even computer-based currency. Taking stock of your digital assets is therefore an essential part of…
  • Apr 9

    Family Heirlooms Can Lead to Family Litigation

    Family Heirlooms Can Lead to Family Litigation
    We often read stories about heirs fighting over a deceased relative's multimillion-dollar fortune. But some estate disputes arise over seemingly trivial matters. The common thread in many of these disputes is insufficient direction from the…
Rank this Week: 2175

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Apr 11

    Google's "GLASS" Trademark Application Bogged Down at the USPTO

    Google's "GLASS" Trademark Application Bogged Down at the USPTO
    When a company develops an innovative new product, it's natural for them to protect it. Protecting it might involve applying for a patent that covers the design or production method. It can also involve applying to register a name or slogan…
  • Apr 4

    California Parent Seeks Restraining Order Against Nine Year-Old

    California Parent Seeks Restraining Order Against Nine Year-Old
    The media has turned a lot of attention toward bullying in recent years. Campaigns online and in school seek to educate kids about bullying and how to handle it. Schools have adopted "zero tolerance" policies and instituted stiff penalties…
  • Mar 28

    Michigan Teacher Files Suit After Order for Psychological Exam

    Michigan Teacher Files Suit After Order for Psychological Exam
    Whether or not a public school district can require a teacher to submit to psychological examination is at the heart of a lawsuit recently filed in Michigan. The math teacher from Huron High School, who remains anonymous in the filing, states…
Rank this Week: 1969

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    2015 H-1B Lottery Held; Winners get Receipt Notices Not Rejection

    2015 H-1B Lottery Held; Winners get Receipt Notices Not Rejection
    On April 10, 2014, the USCIS randomly selected 85,000 H-1B petitions in what is popularly called the H-1B lottery.    The random selection was necessary because the agency received approximately 172,500 new H-1B petitions.  The…
  • Apr 9

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery
    On April 7, 2014, the USCIS  announcedthat the heavy volume of cap-subject H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2015, has required that the filing period close after five business days of receipts.  Due to the large number of cases…
  • Mar 2

    Book Excerpt: PERM process for employment green cards from Immigration Law in the Workplace

    Book Excerpt: PERM process for employment green cards from Immigration Law in the Workplace
    Foreign workers applying for permanent resident (green card) status under certainclassifications, such as the employment based third preference classification(EB-3) and employment based second preference classification (EB-2), except for…
Rank this Week: 4251

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Tragic Orland Bus Truck Accident

    Tragic Orland Bus Truck Accident
    Our hearts go out to the parents and relatives of the High School students tragically killed and seriously injured in a Federal Express vs Tour Bus Accident near Orland on Thursday, April 10th. The accident occurred when a tour bus was…
  • Mar 31

    Sacramento Car Accidents: Children on the Road

    Sacramento Car Accidents: Children on the Road
    No auto accident is more tragic than those involving children. It is incumbent upon everyone to act carefully when traveling to ensure that youngsters are protected from harm, whether that means - using proper child safety seats, slowing down…
  • Mar 5

    Inflatable Bicycle Helmet

    Inflatable Bicycle Helmet
    The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 677 cyclists were killed and 48,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2011. Wearing a helmet is the most effective means of protecting against a head injury.…
Rank this Week: 3978

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Update: 10 Killed in Orland, California Bus Accident

    Update: 10 Killed in Orland, California Bus Accident
    CNN is reporting that a total of 10 people have passed away due to the Fed-Ex big rig truck crash with the bus in Orland, California yesterday. The fatalities from the Northern California bus crash include the drivers of both the FedEx truck…
  • Apr 10

    Northern California Bus Accident With Fed-Ex Truck Kills 9

    Northern California Bus Accident With Fed-Ex Truck Kills 9
    A tragic California bus accident today, in which a bus was struck by a Fed-Ex big rig truck, has resulted in at least nine deaths and numerous injuries. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Northern California bus crash occurred when the…
  • Apr 2

    Pasadena Big Rig Truck Accidents Caused by Rain - No Serious Injurie

    Pasadena Big Rig Truck Accidents Caused by Rain - No Serious Injurie
    Fortunately, after two Pasadena big rig truck freeway accidents this week, caused by the overnight rain that came down both nights, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that no occupants of the big rig trucks or other people on the freeway…
Rank this Week: 3576

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Redlands, CA VA Benefit

    Redlands, CA VA Benefit
    All attorneys are not created equal, and this is something to keep in mind if you are a veteran who is interested in planning for the future. While virtually everyone in the legal profession is completely sincere and well-intentioned,…
  • Apr 4

    Estate Administration: Who Does The Legwork?

    Estate Administration: Who Does The Legwork?
    Recording your final wishes on paper is all well and good and it is of course quite necessary. But as you are doing so you must also recognize the fact that somebody is going to have to carry out your...
  • Mar 18

    Engage A VA Accredited Elder Law Attorney

    Engage A VA Accredited Elder Law Attorney
    The legal profession spans many different specialties, and each individual attorney is generally going to be an expert in a particular aspect of the law. This is something to keep in mind when you are interested in planning ahead for...
Rank this Week: 2687

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury…

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury Blog

Covers incidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.

http://www.thegomezfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Tragic and Fatal Accident Involving Fedex Big Rig and Bus Load of Students and Chaperone

    Tragic and Fatal Accident Involving Fedex Big Rig and Bus Load of Students and Chaperone
    A tragic accident took place just last night, Thursday April 10, 2014, in Northern California. The result of this accident was the loss of life of 10 individuals, many of which were young high school students. The accident involved a Fedex…
  • Apr 2

    General Motors (GM) Recall for Loss of Power Steering

    General Motors (GM) Recall for Loss of Power Steering
    On Monday March 31, 2014 GM issued a recall of over 1 million vehicles. The recall is due to a sudden loss of power steering in some older vehicles.  Although control of the vehicle can still be maintained, GM says that, extra effort put…
  • Mar 19

    Fitbit Lawsuit

    Fitbit Lawsuit
    The Fitbit Force is a dangerous, defective product causing skin burns,blisters, open wounds, skin cracking, peeling, and tissue and nerve damage, among other injuries. The Fitbit Force has already injured thousands of customers who trusted…
Rank this Week: 849

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

Covers consumer finance developments, trends and analysis. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1196

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 10

    Filing Bankruptcy without Your Spouse in California, Part 2

    Filing Bankruptcy without Your Spouse in California, Part 2
    In my last blog post I discussed how, in a community property state like California, property in a marriage is either "community property" or "separate property," and how those types of property are treated if only one spouse files…
  • Apr 9

    Filing Bankruptcy without Your Spouse in California, a Community Property State: Property Issue

    Filing Bankruptcy without Your Spouse in California, a Community Property State: Property Issue
    IF BANKRUPTCY IS A FEDERAL COURT PROCEDURE, WHY DOES CALIFORNIA LAW MATTER? Even though the U.S. Constitution gives the federal government the power "to establish . . . uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United…
  • Mar 6

    Can I Buy a Vehicle During a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Can I Buy a Vehicle During a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    Chapter 13 "adjustment of debts" is an incredibly good tool for dealing with many situations, often much better than Chapter 7 "straight bankruptcy." If you owe income or property taxes, are behind on child support or your mortgage, have a…
Rank this Week: 3524

Southern California Injury Law…

Southern California Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Despite Controversial Recall, GM SUVs Earn Top Safety Pick

    Despite Controversial Recall, GM SUVs Earn Top Safety Pick
    Crash test dummy in a 2010 Hyundai Tucson GLS at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Vehicle Research Center. Category:Hyundai_Tucson_LM Category:Crash tests Category:Crash test dummies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Amid the controversy…
  • Apr 3

    Safety Tip for Spring Breakers Traveling by Bu

    Safety Tip for Spring Breakers Traveling by Bu
    Panama City Beach, Florida, during spring break (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Thinking of traveling by bus to your spring break destination or taking a party bus around town with friends once you’re there? Be careful. It may prove riskier…
  • Apr 2

    OCTA to Hold Bicycle Safety Workshop

    OCTA to Hold Bicycle Safety Workshop
    With the number of cyclists seriously or fatally injured in traffic accidents on the rise in Orange County and throughout California, it’s important for representatives of local communities to communicate about ways to improve safety,…
Rank this Week: 307

The May Firm Blog

The May Firm Blog

Covers issues related to personal injury cases.

http://www.mayfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 10

    California Drunk Driving Accidents | DUI Injury Attorney

    California Drunk Driving Accidents | DUI Injury Attorney
    California Drunk Driving Accidents Require An Injury Attorney If you or a loved one has been injured in a California drunk driving accident, you will likely require the legal services of a car accident injury attorney. According to Mothers…
  • Apr 10

    California Drunk Driving Accidents | DUI Injury Attorney

    California Drunk Driving Accidents | DUI Injury Attorney
    California Drunk Driving Accidents Require An Injury Attorney If you or a loved one has been injured in a California drunk driving accident, you will likely require the legal services of a car accident injury attorney. According to Mothers…
  • Apr 10

    How To Find An Injury Lawyer In San Luis Obispo

    How To Find An Injury Lawyer In San Luis Obispo
    How should you find a San Luis Obispo injury lawyer? you are injured, finding the right injury lawyer in San Luis Obispo can significantly reduce your stress level and make a bad situation much more bearable. Moreover, an experienced injury…
Rank this Week: 3824

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/
  • 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 →
  • Jan 20

    An Example of What Can Go Wrong When You Make Your Own Will.

    An Example of What Can Go Wrong When You Make Your Own Will.
    Do-it-yourself Wills: a sad story of planning gone wrong.  Here is a case study by Janet L. Brewer, detailing some of the bad things that can happen when you make your own Will. Read about John, widow and father, faced … Continue…
  • Nov 24

    What to Do with Your Business When You Die or Retire

    What to Do with Your Business When You Die or Retire
    Business Succession Planning Business succession planning is the process of providing for the passage of ownership and control of your business to others when you decide to retire, or if you should die or become incapacitated. Planning for…
Rank this Week: 2582

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 294

San Francisco Injury Attorney Blog

San Francisco Injury Attorney Blog

Covers automobile accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death. By Callaway & Wolf.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Liability in Rear-end Accident

    Liability in Rear-end Accident
    Motor vehicle accidents affect millions of people each year. In fact, a person is injured in a motor vehicle collision every 2 minutes and 20 seconds in California, according to data provided by the California Highway Patrol. In most cases,…
  • Mar 18

    California Man Will Face Civil and Criminal Cases Following Auto Accident

    California Man Will Face Civil and Criminal Cases Following Auto Accident
    A majority of the time, a car accident is simply that--an accident. Usually, the responsible driver never meant to cause a crash and injure or kill anyone. Sometimes, though the driver did not intend to hurt anyone, he or she may have been…
  • Feb 13

    Business Patrons Injured Inside a Store Have Multiple Legal Option

    Business Patrons Injured Inside a Store Have Multiple Legal Option
    The moment you enter a place of business, that business's owner/manager, or whomever controls that facility, has a responsibility to you. That responsibility involves ensuring that everyplace in that store where you might go is safe and free…
Rank this Week: 4840

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3479

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

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

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 403

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Apr 8

    A substantial evidence argument works on appeal

    A substantial evidence argument works on appeal
    Substantial evidence challenges don’t succeed very often on appeal, so I sat up and took notice when I saw a successful challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence in today’s decision in Martinez v. County of Ventura, case no.…
  • Mar 27

    What happens when standards of review collide?

    What happens when standards of review collide?
    Sometimes . . . nothing. As in Pielstick v. MidFirst Bank, case no. B247106 (2d Dist. Mar 26, 2014), in which the court was asked to reverse the trial court’s refusal to allow a plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss his suit after the…
  • Mar 24

    The consequences of reluctant unanimity in appellate decision

    The consequences of reluctant unanimity in appellate decision
    Through LinkedIn, I ran across an interesting appellate blog, Briefly Writing. In a post yesterday, blogger Michael Skotnicki shared his alarm at learning from the Eleventh Circuit’s chief judge that panel judges that initially dissent…
Rank this Week: 637

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2612

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Apr 8

    Blithely We Go

    Blithely We Go
    In 2008, Edward Robb Ellis’s, A Diary of the Century: Tales from America’s Greatest Diarist, was published. In it, the retired journalist chronicled his life from 1927 to 1995, keeping track of what was happening in his life, and…
  • Mar 23

    The Suspicion Tax

    The Suspicion Tax
    Scott Greenfield wrote a post Friday on a topic that I’ve often wondered over, and which I’ve occasionally discussed with other attorneys. This is the question of the delay between a warrantless arrest, and the time when the…
  • Feb 19

    We Are Not Nice People

    We Are Not Nice People
    We are not nice people. And by “we,” I hope you do not erroneously come to the conclusion that I meant to exclude you. At least — or, more accurately, I should say “particularly”–  in the United…
Rank this Week: 4538

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/
  • Apr 8

    H4 EAD Dream for some might now actually come true – but it is still on proposal stage.

    H4 EAD Dream for some might now actually come true – but it is still on proposal stage.
    As we predicted the rule for H4 visa will actually come from an executive order. We have actually focused for years on the H4 visas and our target was the Obama Administration and the focus has paid off.  It seems they are now…
  • Apr 7

    Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system

    Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 7, 2014 CONTACTS: George Tzamaras or Belle Woods 202-507-7649 - 202-507-7675 gtzamaras@aila.org - bwoods@aila.org Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system WASHINGTON, DC…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
    As you know we were all expecting a lottery on the FY 2015 regular H1b cap. Well, it seems we got worse than that. It seems already the lottery is on for the Maters’ Cap. Now we can only guess what will be on the regular Cap. NEWS…
Rank this Week: 2135

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Apr 8

    Same-Sex Harassment Suit Settled By the EEOC

    Same-Sex Harassment Suit Settled By the EEOC
    Roy Farms Inc., one of the largest hop producers in the world, has agreed to settle a same-sex harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Roy Farms will pay $85,000 to four male farm workers that…
  • Apr 7

    $4.4 Million Settlement in Canon Wage and Hour Class Action

    $4.4 Million Settlement in Canon Wage and Hour Class Action
    The wage and hour class action lawsuit against Canon Business Solutions has reached a preliminary settlement in the amount of $4.4 million. Preliminary approval was granted by the court for the plaintiffs, which consisted of service…
  • Mar 25

    City of Los Angeles Employees Awarded 3 Years of Double Overtime for Willful Misclassification

    City of Los Angeles Employees Awarded 3 Years of Double Overtime for Willful Misclassification
    On March 18, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court award of three years of double overtime to City of Los Angeles fire department dispatchers and aeromedical technicians (paramedics in air ambulance helicopters)…
Rank this Week: 1183

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    401(k) Beneficiary Problems for Palm Springs Resident

    401(k) Beneficiary Problems for Palm Springs Resident
    As Palm Desert estate planning attorneys, we frequently see clients with beneficiary designation issues. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlights this integral part of estate planning. A Will or Trust is very important but will…
  • Mar 10

    Estate Planning Lessons from the Rich and Famou

    Estate Planning Lessons from the Rich and Famou
    Some celebrity estates are embroiled in the media and legal battles while others remain private and relatively peaceful. Here are some lessons learned from the estates of the rich and famous. Fund Your Revocable Trust Recently deceased Paul…
  • Mar 7

    Bankruptcy Can Spoil Your Estate Plan if You Deed Property to Children

    Bankruptcy Can Spoil Your Estate Plan if You Deed Property to Children
    As estate planning lawyers in Palm Springs, we frequently get asked by clients to prepare deeds transferring property to children. As we have previously discussed, using deeds as an estate plan is very risky and not recommended. A recent…
Rank this Week: 3634

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Property Owners Must Comply With Builders’ Prelitigation Procedures In Purchase Agreements Before Proceeding With Lawsuit

    Property Owners Must Comply With Builders’ Prelitigation Procedures In Purchase Agreements Before Proceeding With Lawsuit
    Provisions in contracts requiring parties to first mediate their disputes are increasingly common in real estate transactions.  In fact, many standard real estate purchase agreements require such alternative dispute resolution (ADR)…
  • Mar 18

    Beware of Penalty Clauses In California Contract

    Beware of Penalty Clauses In California Contract
    Clients often ask me how we can give certain clauses in contracts “teeth” to ensure that the other side performs.  For instance, in settlement agreements, many clients seek to impose monetary penalties that the other side…
  • Feb 28

    My Week of Jury Duty

    My Week of Jury Duty
    In corporate America, many executives believe that jury verdicts are out of control, and, as evidence, point to cases like the McDonald’s hot coffee case in which a woman was awarded millions of dollars in damages after spilling…
Rank this Week: 1657

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2010

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    What Is A Ramey Warrant And How Is It Different From An Arrest Warrant?

    What Is A Ramey Warrant And How Is It Different From An Arrest Warrant?
    In very simple terms, a Ramey Warrant is an arrest warrant that is obtained by a police agency by going directly to a judge and bypassing the district attorney. Typically, in order for a police agency to get a warrant, they must submit a…
  • Apr 1

    Sealing And Destroying Your Juvenile Court And Arrest Record

    Sealing And Destroying Your Juvenile Court And Arrest Record
    Why Should I Seal My Juvenile Record? Although you may have successfully completed your probation, having a juvenile record can have a negative effect on your life going forward. It may become an issue when you are trying to get a job or…
  • Mar 12

    Southern California Criminal Arrests At Popular Beache

    Southern California Criminal Arrests At Popular Beache
    There are some who believe that as the weather warms up, there is an increase in criminal behavior. This however may be due to the increase in the number of interactions that people have with one another during the warmer months. Warmer…
Rank this Week: 1034

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Apr 6

    Mediating discovery

    Mediating discovery
    At the ABA Dispute Resolution section spring conference, I attended a talk on mediating discovery disputes, a subject that has been of interest to me for a long time, but which should be more urgent given the difficulty traditional court…
  • Apr 4

    New name needed

    New name needed
    Lots of ideas have been floating around for awhile describing new ways to practice law in light of the rise of alternative dispute resolution and the vanishing trial. These ideas revolve around finding a more cooperative, negotiated approach…
  • Mar 29

    Payment

    Payment
    The problem with payment plans is that they are a nuisance to enforce. It seems that more often than not, the party that is supposed to make the payments at some point stops keeping up with its obligations, and the party to whom the payments…
Rank this Week: 1806

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Apr 6

    California Passenger Rail Summit

    California Passenger Rail Summit
      Last week I attended the 2014 California Passenger Rail Summit where industry leaders met to discuss the modernization and integration of passenger rail service in California. While the California High Speed Rail train was an important…
  • Mar 21

    Smoother Pavement and Safer Bridges are Coming Soon to a Road Near You

    Smoother Pavement and Safer Bridges are Coming Soon to a Road Near You
    On March 20, 2014, the California Transportation Commission allocated $334 Million to 53 projects around the state.  As one Caltrans press release puts it, "Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the…
  • Mar 19

    Court Decision Raises Questions About Viability of Precondemnation "Right of Entry" Effort

    Court Decision Raises Questions About Viability of Precondemnation "Right of Entry" Effort
    Last week, the Court of Appeal issued a decision that may be one of the ones we look back on as among the most significant of 2014 (at least in the world of eminent domain).  For years (and certainly for the entire 20 years I've been…
Rank this Week: 2104

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Apr 6

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST
    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST The following is a list of questions that should lead to the discovery of offshore assets, whether properly reported or not. If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you…
  • Mar 16

    Are you an innocent spouse for FBAR purposes?

    Are you an innocent spouse for FBAR purposes?
    The U.S. Tax Court (Tax Court) has restated the basic principles for a person to obtain “innocent spouse” relief from tax assessments. The criteria are as follows: “Rev. Proc. 2013-34, supra, provides a three-step analysis…
  • Mar 9

    Is Mental Disease or Impairment a defense to “Willfulness” penalties for FBAR purposes?

    Is Mental Disease or Impairment a defense to “Willfulness” penalties for FBAR purposes?
    In a pending civil penalty case in Florida the government puts forth its argument in clear language to describe what constitutes “willful” failure to file a Report of Foreign Financial Account (FBAR). In its Motion for Summary…
Rank this Week: 3673

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/
Rank this Week: 1716

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sonomacountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Police Seize Over $2.6 Million in Marijuana Plants in Recent Bust

    Police Seize Over $2.6 Million in Marijuana Plants in Recent Bust
    Earlier this month in Los Banos, California, police executed four search warrants based on their determination that probable cause existed to find illegal grow operations. Police do not believe that the operations were related. Upon executing…
  • Mar 29

    Three-Month Long Investigation Leads to Big Marijuana Bust in Sonoma and Napa Countie

    Three-Month Long Investigation Leads to Big Marijuana Bust in Sonoma and Napa Countie
    After a three-month long investigation, police last week busted a multi-location marijuana grow operation seizing over 370 plants, 26 pounds of marijuana, ammunition, evidence of sales, and over $7,000 in cash. The investigation led to the…
  • Feb 28

    New Federal Guidance for Banks Encourages them To Accept Marijuana Businesse

    New Federal Guidance for Banks Encourages them To Accept Marijuana Businesse
    While marijuana has been de-criminalized across California, possession, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana is still against federal laws. This prohibition has put business owners who are conducting legitimate business operations under…
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Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN
    This is an excellent historical perspective on the 14th Amendment to the U.S .Constitution. Professor Ross describes it as Congress' peace treaty to the South. That is quite accurate. He also notes that it only came about because of a…
  • Mar 29

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment
    The link below will take you to an informative article on the tax consequences of judgments and settlements. Taxation of judgments and settlments varies depending on the type of case and the chacter of the damages. For instance back pay in…
  • Mar 1

    Birthday Post

    Birthday Post
    Today is my birthday and I thought I would post a picture of the cake my fellow workers bought for me. The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County); Copyright 2012 by Kurt…
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Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
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Oakland Employment Attorneys Blog

Oakland Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.oaklandemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    The California Supreme Court and the fate of Class Action

    The California Supreme Court and the fate of Class Action
    The California Supreme Court heard oral argument on April 3, 2014, in a case that is  likely to significantly shape the landscape of class actions in both state and federal court:  Iskanian v. CLS Transportation, No. S204032.…
  • Mar 6

    The Profoundly Negative Impact of Arbitration on Workers’ Right

    The Profoundly Negative Impact of Arbitration on Workers’ Right
    Lawyers who represent employers regularly argue that there is no real difference between arbitration and jury trials.  They contend that arbitration does not affect the outcomes of cases.  And, it is “cheap and quick,”…
  • Mar 5

    Hunter Pyle to teach Employment Law at Berkeley Law in Fall 2014

    Hunter Pyle to teach Employment Law at Berkeley Law in Fall 2014
    Hunter Pyle (along with Todd Jackson of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.) will be teaching the Employment Law course at Berkeley Law during the Fall 2014 semester.
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Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

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

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law
    As a discovery referee in family law matters, I often come upon issues where opposing counsel does not think the Discovery Act applies to their proceeding. They argue that it is not necessary to make a diligent search and a reasonable inquiry…
  • Mar 5

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?
    Last November I received the following e-mail: Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6 months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to interrogatories in a meaningful way? I…
  • Mar 5

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?
    Last November I received the following e-mail: Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6 months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to interrogatories in a meaningful way? I…
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California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Connecticut Woman Can Not Sue State for Chimp Attack

    Connecticut Woman Can Not Sue State for Chimp Attack
    A Connecticut woman whose face and hands were ripped off by a friend's pet chimpanzee in 2009, on Wednesday was denied a bid to sue the state for up to $150 million to cover her medical expenses. As reported in Reuters, the state…
  • Mar 19

    Parents Sue Accused Child Killer

    Parents Sue Accused Child Killer
    The parents of a 10 year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered last month have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her accused killer, according to Courthouse News. Hailey Owens of Springfield, MO was kidnapped as she was walking…
  • Feb 26

    Innocent Deaf Man Tasered by Hawthorne Police

    Innocent Deaf Man Tasered by Hawthorne Police
    Hawthorne police beat and Tasered a deaf man as he signed to them that he was deaf and his friend had given him the snowboard he was carrying, claimed the victim in court. In a federal complaint for violation of the Americans with…
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Rifkin Consulting Attorney…

Rifkin Consulting Attorney Recruiter Blog

Covers job search advice for lawyers.

http://rifkinconsulting.com/blog
  • Apr 3

    What An Employer Looks For in an Applicant: The Basic

    What An Employer Looks For in an Applicant: The Basic
    Part 3;   How to Start Networking and Get a Job Submissions of application materials: Make it personal. Submissions should always be addressed to an individual – not “To Whom It May Concern”.  Methods…
  • Feb 28

    How to Start Networking and Get a Job

    How to Start Networking and Get a Job
    PART 2; HOW TO GET STARTED NETWORKING   MAKE CONNECTIONS, DEVELOP THE RELATIONSHIPS Approach: Network with Intention; implement an intentional and strategic approach, both (a) online and (b) in person. Lay the…
  • Feb 20

    How to Start Networking and Get a Job

    How to Start Networking and Get a Job
    Part One; Why You Must Network Based on a presentation at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles on 2/12/14.  INTRODUCTION In 1988, I graduated from Villanova School of Law outside Philadelphia.  Villanova is viewed very much back…
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Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    Confidentiality Agreements and small firms vs. big firms - Newsletter for April 2014

    Confidentiality Agreements and small firms vs. big firms - Newsletter for April 2014
    We just published the latest Morton Memo with articles about the enforceability of confidentiality agreements and small firms vs. big firms.
  • Jan 26

    Newsletter January 2014 - Trademarks; and Cell Phone Tower Lease Trend

    Newsletter January 2014 - Trademarks; and Cell Phone Tower Lease Trend
    Our latest newsletter.  Articles by Mike Ritter, on cell phone tower lease trends, and Anna Burnett, on trademarks.  http://www.ericmortonlaw.com/mm_jan2014.html
  • Sep 15

    Employee Theft is Rampant

    Employee Theft is Rampant
    Employee theft has become a rampant problem.  Several our of clients have had employees steal customer lists, designs, website content, and other intellectual property.  Other clients have been embezzled. Thieving employees have…
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Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

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

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
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OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Apr 3

    Patent drafting tools that help broaden scope of patent protection

    Patent drafting tools that help broaden scope of patent protection
    In drafting patent applications, it may be useful to broaden the language by using words such as “preferred” and to use claim language such as “substantially” or words of similar import.  Preferred connotes that…
  • Mar 17

    Construing claim when validity and infringement depends on size

    Construing claim when validity and infringement depends on size
    Construing claim when validity and infringement depends on size The Federal Circuit in Takeda v. Zydus (Fed. Cir. Feb. 20, 2014) resolved issues in relation to claim construction, infringement and invalidity.  The patent was directed to…
  • Mar 12

    Doctrine of Equivalents not limited by foreseeability of the structure

    Doctrine of Equivalents not limited by foreseeability of the structure
    Doctrine of Equivalents not limited by foreseeability of the structure In determining the scope of patent protection under a patent, the claims are construed literally to determine whether the accused product infringes the patent’s…
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Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Apr 3

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses to Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VIII)

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses to Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VIII)
    Here is the eighth defense against preference avoidance actions, the so-called de minimis transfer defense.  This defense has two versions. Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions, Part VIII: The De Minimis Transfer Defense…
  • Apr 2

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VII)

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VII)
    Here is the sixth defense against preference avoidance actions, the so-called domestic support defense.  This one is short. Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions, Part VII: The Domestic Support Defense A comparison of the Bankruptcy…
  • Apr 1

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VI)

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VI)
    Here is the sixth defense against preference avoidance actions, the so-called statutory lien defense. Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions, Part VI: The Statutory Lien Defense Some liens are voluntary, the result of the debtor voluntarily…
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Law Law Land

Law Law Land

A lawyer's look at the weird, wacky, wonderful world of the entertainment industry. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.lawlawlandblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.
    In 2004, the Chinese Communist Party announced a new national goal of building a “Harmonious Society.”  Since then, this goal has often been cited by the Chinese government as a reason for Internet censorship.  In…
  • Feb 19

    Fun with Facebook

    Fun with Facebook
    In the last few months, numerous cases involving Facebook have resulted in amusing rulings that we would be remiss to ignore.  On deck for this blog post we have three good ones: A judge issued an adverse ruling to a litigant who refused…
  • Jan 22

    Did King.com Really “Trademark” the Word Candy?

    Did King.com Really “Trademark” the Word Candy?
    Much of the independent video game world is up in arms regarding the recent news that large UK game developer King.com has “trademarked” the word CANDY.  Many see this as an attempt by a Wonka-esque behemoth to grab control…
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Gartland Law Blog

Gartland Law Blog

Covers tax laws. By Bernard Gartland.

http://gartlandlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Is a Real Estate Agent a Real Estate Professional in the eyes of the IRS?

    Is a Real Estate Agent a Real Estate Professional in the eyes of the IRS?
    If you have rental properties you may not get the full use of your tax losses unless you meet the tax code definition of a real estate professional. Its kind of common sense for a real estate agent to think … Continue reading →
  • Feb 25

    Can the IRS take away your Social Security check?

    Can the IRS take away your Social Security check?
    Is social security exempt from an IRS levy or garnishment?  The short answer is no, the IRS is allowed to take away your social security if you fall behind on your payments to the IRS. The rules are laid out … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Fighting a 6672 penalty for employment taxes?

    Fighting a 6672 penalty for employment taxes?
    If you were the officer of a company that went belly up there is a good chance the IRS is going to come after you for the missed employment taxes.  Typically the IRS will hit you with something called the … Continue reading →
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California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Apr 1

    SMALL ASSOCIATION OUT OF COMPLIANCE – WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

    SMALL ASSOCIATION OUT OF COMPLIANCE – WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!
    I got an email from someone that posed a simple little problem – ha ha. There seems to be very few of those in this business. When I wrote back asking if the person was seeking legal advice, I got this answer: “I do not need a…
  • Apr 1

    Updating HOA Documents – How Can You Save Money?

    Updating HOA Documents – How Can You Save Money?
    I received an email inquiry today from a board member who says they want to work with me to update their governing documents. They are filled with anticipation and ready to go. They say “Our Board has set up a committee to tackle this…
  • Mar 22

    BLANKET HOA RECORDING FOR NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

    BLANKET HOA RECORDING FOR NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
    This is a long post. It is excerpted from the currently updated Primer – Assessments A-2 – What Happens in an HOA Foreclosure Situation, which is all about foreclosures in HOAs. If you are interested as an HOA in getting notice of…
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Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Apr 1

    Tips From an Experienced Charity Auctioneer

    Tips From an Experienced Charity Auctioneer
    I recently spoke to someone who’s been volunteering at a nonprofit’s live auction for ten years — and in a major role, too. He’s the one who stands up in front of the room and solicit bids from the audience. He’s…
  • Mar 21

    When Crowdfunding Fails, It Can Fail Big

    When Crowdfunding Fails, It Can Fail Big
    If a nonprofit sends out a direct mail appeal for funding and no one answers it, who will ever know? Except for some long faces in the hallway and somber analyses at the next board meeting, the matter may attract little attention. Not so with…
  • Mar 11

    “Just seeing the look on the faces of those kids . . . .”

    “Just seeing the look on the faces of those kids . . . .”
    A recent article in the East Bay Monthly, called “In the Philanthropic Swim” contained a powerful reminder of how donors’ giving instincts are fueled not just by knowing that they’ve made a difference, but actually…
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