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Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

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

http://www.commercialinternationalarbitration.com/
  • Aug 14

    Federal District Court Holds California PAGA Claim Not Waived Through Employment Arbitration Agreement

    Federal District Court Holds California PAGA Claim Not Waived Through Employment Arbitration Agreement
    Agreeing with the Supreme Court of California and disagreeing with other California federal district courts, the Central District of California recently held in Valdez v. Terminix Int’l Co. Ltd. Partnership, No. 14-09748 (C.D. Cal.…
  • Aug 7

    Covington’s New International Arbitration Resource App

    Covington’s New International Arbitration Resource App
    International law firm Covington & Burling LLP has developed a useful free app for Apple and Android smart phones and tablets, The Arbitration Handbook, which compiles over 90 resources commonly used in international…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2289

Construction Lawyers Blog

Construction Lawyers Blog

Covers real estate and property law. By Lockhart Park LP.

http://www.constructionlawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Is Pursuing Indemnity Claims Against a Subcontractor Whose Carrier Is Insolvent Pursuant to CIGA a Crime?

    Is Pursuing Indemnity Claims Against a Subcontractor Whose Carrier Is Insolvent Pursuant to CIGA a Crime?
      If a contractor’s carrier is insolvent, often times in California the insured will be defended by the California Insurance Guarantee Association (“CIGA”). Case law supports the propriety of indemnity claims against…
  • Sep 19

    Perfection of Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy

    Perfection of Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy
    If you are a contractor, subcontractor or supplier, you may notice that bankruptcies of developers and owners became more frequent during the downturn and can cause major problems on your projects. A mechanic’s lien is a significant and…
  • Sep 9

    Defective Stairways can be considered a Patent Construction Defect in California

    Defective Stairways can be considered a Patent Construction Defect in California
    Stairs are not safe!  At least the Court of Appeal in the Second Appellate District of California doesn’t think so. A rail station in Los Angeles was completed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority…
Rank this Week: 2333

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 1760

Corporate Finance & Securities Law…

Corporate Finance & Securities Law Blog

Covers mergers and acquisitions, private to public transactions, public company disclosure, regulatory defense, and other financial issues. By The Lebrecht Group.

http://www.thelebrechtgroup.com/blog/
  • Jul 11

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering
    At long last, the SEC has approved general solicitation in 506 offerings.  I have previously blogged on the subject here and here. It seems each stakeholder group is claiming it as their own victory.  Hedge funds, crowdfunders,…
  • Jun 19

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?
    This week, Fox Business News contributor Tobin Smith was terminated because he violated their policy that “no contributor to FBN [Fox Business Network], nor his/her firm, and/or family members are allowed to accept financial…
  • Jun 6

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?
    This, of course, is a misleading question.  The answer is never.  In case you need some law to back up that conclusion, take a look at the recent case of Robert J. Vitale.  Mr. Vitale was the subject of an SEC enforcement…
Rank this Week: 3758

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Aug 12

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving
    According to a recent Northwestern Mutual Insurance survey, nearly one-third of US adults believe that it is more likely than not that they will outlive their savings. Follow this link to the survey. A foundational estate plan can be a…
  • Jun 4

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce
    Dr. Samantha Rodman, renowned divorce therapist and author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce, tells The Huffington Post that the hardest divorce experiences are, by far, the ones where small children are involved. It’s…
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
Rank this Week: 607

Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers California criminal law. By Ryan P. McClure.

http://ryanmac1.wordpress.com
  • Nov 28

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney
    We are in a new office in San Bernardino, which is right next to the Rancho Cucamonga Court House. We can now walk to the Rancho Cucamonga to defend our clients cases in Rancho Cucamonga. Call today for your FREE Rancho Cucamonga Criminal…
  • Nov 28

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney
    We are in a new office in San Bernardino, which is right next to the Rancho Cucamonga Court House. We can now walk to the Rancho Cucamonga to defend our clients cases in Rancho Cucamonga. Call today for your FREE Rancho Cucamonga Criminal…
  • Apr 26

    California Vehicle Code 23153(a) DUI with Injury

    California Vehicle Code 23153(a) DUI with Injury
    California Vehicle Code 23153(a) is typically the Vehicle Code Section that one is charged with if there has been an arrest for driving under the influence of either alcohol and drugs with injury:
Rank this Week: 1173

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
  • Aug 1

    Thousand Oaks DUI Checkpoint Tonight

    Thousand Oaks DUI Checkpoint Tonight
    DUI Checkpoint Tonight in Thousand Oaks The Ventura County Star reports today that officers from the Thousand Oaks Police Department (Ventura County Sheriff's Deputies) will be conducting a DUI/sobriety checkpoint tonight from 9 p.m. until…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3516

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Michael McKneely.

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

    Prosecutor In Hot Water for Helping Mistre

    Prosecutor In Hot Water for Helping Mistre
    The President of the California District Attorneys Association, Sutter County District Attorney Carl Adams, is in hot water for involving himself in an investigation into an arson at the home of a former prostitute he had an an affair with.…
  • Jul 13

    Mike’s Client Gets Assistance from the President

    Mike’s Client Gets Assistance from the President
  • May 23

    Supreme Court Agrees: California’s Prisons are Overcrowded

    Supreme Court Agrees: California’s Prisons are Overcrowded
    The United States Supreme Court today affirmed an injunction by a three-judge panel requiring California to release prisoners so that within two years the state’s prisons are at no more than 137.5% of their designed occupancy limits. (Read…
Rank this Week: 3561

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: 3055

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

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

    Personal Opinion

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

    30th Anniversary Celebration

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

    ARC Overruled

    ARC Overruled
    QUESTION: Can the board of directors overrule an architectural committee’s approval of a homeowner’s application? ANSWER: Depending on how the committee is structured by your governing documents, an architectural committee either…
Rank this Week: 2809

DealFatigue

DealFatigue

Covers the entertainment business and deal making culture. By Peter L. Kaufman.

http://dealfatigue.com/
  • Feb 21

    Reflecting Oscar

    Reflecting Oscar
    Unlike anywhere else in the world, Oscar weekend has the greatest impact in Los Angeles. Aside from traffic closures and the heartbreak and envy of Oscar parties to the uninvited, Oscar weekend provides the creative community with a weekend…
  • Feb 20

    The Win-Win Deal-Making Fallacy

    The Win-Win Deal-Making Fallacy
    .@DanWilliams @lrozen win-win should always be the goal in any negotiation, but I get nervous when one side says that. It's a zero-sum tell. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 11, 2015
  • Feb 7

    What It Take

    What It Take
    1. Aspiring producers/writers/creatives: dogged persistence, while Capraesque, is not in itself enough (woefully misplaced?) to execute. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 7, 2015 2 indie or not, to produce for the mass market,…
Rank this Week: 1738

Declarations and Exclusions

Declarations and Exclusions

News and comment on California insurance law, the politics of insurance, and other risky business. By George Wallace.

http://www.declarationsandexclusions.com/
  • Nov 3

    BLAWG REVIEW #325.8 <br>"May There Be No Moaning of the Bar"

    BLAWG REVIEW #325.8 &lt;br&gt;"May There Be No Moaning of the Bar"
    ~~~ Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, * * * Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may...
  • Apr 2

    Blawg Review #315

    Blawg Review #315
    Welcome to Blawg Review #315, the initial Monday edition of the resurgent Blawg Review, the weekly blog carnival for everyone interested in the law.  Launched originally in April 2005, and overseen by the still-anonymous Editor, Blawg…
  • Mar 15

    Marc Randazza: The Mark of Excellence

    Marc Randazza: The Mark of Excellence
    You will recall, perhaps, that I am a defendant in The Litigation Commonly Known as Rakofsky v. Internet. I have not posted updates on the case since last October, principally because the case was subject to a stay order. With the stay in…
Rank this Week: 366

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Neuropsychology and QME

    Neuropsychology and QME
    I think my first real experience with traumatic brain injury was when I was about 8 years old. My younger brother and I were having a rock fight because that's what we did when the parents kicked us out of the house (which was all the time).…
  • Aug 28

    Beacon on Disparity

    Beacon on Disparity
    A recurring theme at the 70 Annual WCI Educational Conference in Orlando, FL this week was the media attacks on workers' compensation.General media has taken an interest in work comp. We've seen stories and anecdotes highlighting the bad this…
  • Aug 27

    Dog Day Discomfort

    Dog Day Discomfort
    The Dog Days of Summer are here in full force. It was generally a hundred degrees with nearly 100% humidity every day of the 70th Annual WCI Educational Conference in Orlando, FL.That weather yesterday produced flight suspending thunderstorms…
Rank this Week: 1741

Discussions

Discussions

Covers Los Angeles and Phoenix bankruptcy issues. By Hamid Jabbar.

http://www.jabbarlegal.com/discussions/
  • Apr 17

    Divorce Mediation

    Divorce Mediation
    Divorce MediationThe lawyers at Stuart & Jabbar, PLC have founded Arizona Mediation Partners to provide professional mediation services for those going through divorce or custody proceedings. Mediation is a process whereby the parties…
  • Mar 28

    Protecting Elderly and Vulnerable Family Member

    Protecting Elderly and Vulnerable Family Member
    Vulnerable Adult Exploitation and Arizona Law A sustained economic downturn, an ageing population, and a segment of society obsessed with material wealth at any cost, has produced the perfect storm for wrongdoers to prey upon people…
  • Apr 11

    Preventing Academic Plagiarism

    Preventing Academic Plagiarism
    Preventing Academic PlagiarismEducation is the Key When colleges and universities adopt strict liability standards that punish all forms of plagiarism equally they are usually trying to deter conduct. In theory, such systems sound good.…
Rank this Week: 3140

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Covers recent family and divorce law news and events. By Paul Daniel Marks.

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Aug 5

    Lawyer's Advertising - What You Are Reading....

    Lawyer's Advertising - What You Are Reading....
    I had a trial last year against an attorney I consider to be unethical. He's bad enough I no longer will speak to him, as I believe there should be consequences to his type of conduct. The old practice of shunning has, unfortunately, become…
  • Aug 3

    Lawyers Misleading Clients - Trying to Predict Outcomes...

    Lawyers Misleading Clients - Trying to Predict Outcomes...
    As part of my concern about lawyers' advertising, and misrepresenting themselves to clients, I recall an interesting interview with a prospective client a number of years ago. A client [name and gender sanitized] came to see me, referred…
  • Aug 1

    Date of Separation for Divorces - In re Marriage of Davis [2015]

    Date of Separation for Divorces - In re Marriage of Davis [2015]
    California became one of the first states to enact legislation stating that marital property stops being earned when the parties began to live separate and apart. This has been our rule for about 35 years. In a community property state like…
Rank this Week: 4562

Divorce Done Differently

Divorce Done Differently

Information and advice on dealing with divorce in a cordial and humane way. By the Family Law Center.

http://www.familylawcenter.us
  • Oct 21

    Community Property Interest In A Separate Spouses’ Residence

    Community Property Interest In A Separate Spouses’ Residence
    When couples marry they often bring to the marriage separate assets they had before marriage.  One of the most common assets is a residence.  When the couple now married makes payments on the separate asset of one spouse from earnings the…
  • Oct 16

    Student Loans and Divorce

    Student Loans and Divorce
      When a couple divorces, the court looks at the best way to divide both party’s debts as well as their assets. Just as there are community and individual assets, there can be community and individual (separate) debts. For example, if one…
  • Aug 21

    What is spousal support (Alimony)? How much Spousal support will I have to pay or receive?

    What is spousal support (Alimony)? How much Spousal support will I have to pay or receive?
    Spousal support is the term used for alimony in California. Alimony is money that one spouse pays to the other to help support them until they can support themselves at the standard of living they had during the marriage.
Rank this Week: 3690

Divorce With Respect

Divorce With Respect

Covers California divorce issues. By Bartholomew & Wasnicky LLP.

http://sacramentodivorcewithrespectattorney.com/
  • Oct 30

    Documents to Update After Your Divorce

    Documents to Update After Your Divorce
    Once your divorce decree becomes final, you’ll need to update many documents to reflect your newly single status and change beneficiaries. Many people only consider life insurance policies and updating their driver’s license if…
  • Oct 29

    How to Handle Your Ex Talking Negatively About You to Your Kid

    How to Handle Your Ex Talking Negatively About You to Your Kid
    Kids say the darnedest things, but when your children come home and tell you the negative comments they’ve heard about you from your ex, it can be infuriating. Hearing accusations, curse words, and negativity from your ex is one thing,…
  • Oct 29

    Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Ex-Spouse’s Affair?

    Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Ex-Spouse’s Affair?
    Making the decision to tell your children about your ex’s affair is entirely personal. Some spouses, out of spite, want the children to know what a “lousy so and so” the other parent is. Others want to sweep it under the…
Rank this Week: 3654

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 29

    Discretionary Sex Registration upheld by California Supreme Court

    Discretionary Sex Registration upheld by California Supreme Court
    In  Apprendi v. New Jersey (2000) 530 U.S. 466 the Supreme Court established that a criminal defendant generally has the Sixth Amendment right to a jury determination, beyond reasonable doubt, of any fact that increases the penalty for a…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment
    The United States Supreme Court pronounced yet another opinion safeguarding a person’s expectation of privacy, this time with respect to detentions occurring after a motor vehicle stop. The Court ruled that the police may not prolong…
  • Apr 16

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding
    A student has procedural rights enshrined in the state and federal constitutions, Title IX and Department of Education regulations, and the Civil Code, to challenge the evidence supporting allegations of misconduct and to present relevant…
Rank this Week: 3145

Dress Warm

Dress Warm

Covers criminal law. By Keith J. Bruno.

http://dresswarm.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    But Who Was The Better Singer??

    But Who Was The Better Singer??
    MAN FACES TRIAL FOR STABBING AND MURDERING ACQUAINTANCE IN PARK AFTER DISPUTE OVER WHO WAS A BETTER SINGER*Co-defendant has pleaded guilty in this case and is expected to testify in the trial
  • Jun 9

    More Cop Trouble, Jurors (who automatically believe the cops)

    More Cop Trouble, Jurors (who automatically believe the cops)
    June 9, 2010Case # TBAOCSD DEPUTY CHARGED WITH INJURING 78-YEAR-OLD IN CRASH WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS*Defendant is also charged with using fake cocaine to buy prescription drugs in an unrelated case
  • Jun 8

    Truly Tragic..

    Truly Tragic..
    DRIVER UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FACES TRIAL FOR CRASHING INTO AND MURDERING MOM WHO WAS RIDING BIKE WITH SON
Rank this Week: 4565

DUI Blogger

DUI Blogger

This blog covers DUI law, science, and policy. Topics include celebrity DUI arrests, DUI consequences, and DUI legislation. Published by Southern California criminal defense lawyer, Neil Shouse.

http://www.duiblogger.com/
  • Jun 17

    Can Police in California take Forced DUI Blood Draws?

    Can Police in California take Forced DUI Blood Draws?
    You are driving home from drinks with friends when you are stopped by the police. After you fail field sobriety tests, the officer asks you to agree to a breath test to measure your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). You decline....
  • May 28

    Distracted Driving Accidents May Result in Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in California

    Distracted Driving Accidents May Result in Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in California
    In California, driving under the influence is a crime. Using a handheld cell phone, or texting while driving, on the other hand, is a mere traffic violation under Penal Code 23123, also known as California’s “distracted driving” law.…
  • May 20

    .05 BAC as the New Legal Standard?

    .05 BAC as the New Legal Standard?
    The National Transportation Safety Board has called on all 50 states to reduce the allowable blood-alcohol concentration by more than a third, to 0.05 percent from 0.08 percent. The recommendation was one of 19 made in a safety report…
Rank this Week: 2863

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates.

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2270

EB5 Investor Visa Lawyer Blog

EB5 Investor Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers business and investor immigration law. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.eb5investorvisalawyer.com/
  • Aug 20

    Washington Post: EB 5 Investor Visa Article: January 2010

    Washington Post: EB 5 Investor Visa Article: January 2010
    The EB 5 investor visa has been implemented for some time. The Washington Post, in an article from 2010, has details regarding immigrants investing in United States business' in exchange for a visa. The article discusses that the number of…
  • Aug 20

    Washington Post: EB 5 Investor Visa Article: January 2010

    Washington Post: EB 5 Investor Visa Article: January 2010
    The EB 5 investor visa has been implemented for some time. The Washington Post, in an article from 2010, has details regarding immigrants investing in United States business' in exchange for a visa. The article discusses that the number of…
  • Aug 15

    United States Customs and Immigration Service Blog Posting: August 2011: EB 5 comment

    United States Customs and Immigration Service Blog Posting: August 2011: EB 5 comment
    USCIS has a blog website: The Beacon. The Beacon posts blogs regarding immigration issues and a recent blog posting in August of 2011 includes information on the EB5 immigrant investor visa.
Rank this Week: 3476

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/
  • Aug 20

    Why Won't The School Implement My Child's IEP Or 504 Plan?

    Why Won't The School Implement My Child's IEP Or 504 Plan?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Time and time again, I meet with parents who are baffled why their child's IEP (Individualized Educational Program) or 504 Plan (accommodations plan) is not being…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1551

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 498

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Covers legal issues affecting the entertainment industry, particularly the issues which arise in litigation. By the Avanzado Law Firm.

http://www.entertainmentlitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1148

Environmental Law & Climate Change…

Environmental Law & Climate Change Law Blog

Covers recent happenings in the world of environmental and climate change law. By Steven M. Taber.

http://taberlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 5048

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Aug 21

    EPA MUST CONSIDER COSTS OF REGULATING NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION

    EPA MUST CONSIDER COSTS OF REGULATING NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION
    The Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) placed national limits on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The agency projected MATS to prevent 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700 heart attacks and…
  • Aug 21

    Dallas repeals its plastic-bag ordinance

    Dallas repeals its plastic-bag ordinance
    The Dallas City Council passed the ordinance in 2014, in an effort to move shoppers away from the bags by requiring stores to charge 5 cents for each bag requested by the shopper. As we know here in California, the...
  • Aug 21

    EPA IN RETREAT

    EPA IN RETREAT
    Nothing lasts forever, which is what the federal Environmental Protection Agency may be finding out. Formed in the very early 1970’s under President Richard Nixon, EPA for the last 45 years has become a sacrosanct agency, revered by…
Rank this Week: 3010

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: 4948

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: 2591

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…
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Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Step-Child Inheritance

    Step-Child Inheritance
    If a person passes away without a will, the legal term for this is "intestacy." If the decedent's estate was not disposed of by a trust or beneficiary designation(s) such as a pay-on-death account, his or her estate will be distributed…
  • Aug 12

    Equitable Estoppel

    Equitable Estoppel
    The law does not look favorably upon trickery. This is exemplified by Evidence Code § 623, which states that "whenever a party has, by his own statement or conduct, intentionally and deliberately led another to believe a particular…
  • Jul 31

    Estate of Duke - Will Reformation

    Estate of Duke - Will Reformation
    The law in California used to be that in the case of an unambiguous clause in a will, extrinsic evidence could not be introduced to reform it. Stated in non-legalese, the term or terms of a will could not be altered through documentation…
Rank this Week: 1794

Estates of Mind

Estates of Mind

Covers estate planning and wealth preservation. By Mark A. Ziebold.

http://estatesofmind.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Uncertainty and what it means for you

    Uncertainty and what it means for you
    I have been receiving the same type of question from many clients lately. In each instance, the question centers around the activities of the government in spending more money than we have (and printing what it doesn't have!) and what that…
  • Jul 27

    Teaching in the Fall

    Teaching in the Fall
    I'll be teaching Federal Income Taxation in the Fall Semester at Trinity law School. For any students reading this, we'll be going through many of the fundamental code sections that are important in this practice area and focusing on…
  • Jul 27

    Teaching in the Fall

    Teaching in the Fall
    I'll be teaching Federal Income Taxation in the Fall Semester at Trinity law School. For any students reading this, we'll be going through many of the fundamental code sections that are important in this practice area and focusing on…
Rank this Week: 1192

Exempt Organizations Blog

Exempt Organizations Blog

Ccovers legal issues regarding tax exempt and nonprofit organizations. By Runquist & Associates.

http://exemptorgs.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1078

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    How Life And The Death Penalty Imitate The Marx Brother

    How Life And The Death Penalty Imitate The Marx Brother
    The Court:  We'll take up old business. Defense Counsel:  I wish to discuss the [constitutionality of the death penalty]   The Court:  Sit down, that's new business. No old business? Very well... We'll take up…
  • Aug 26

    Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Met Fan

    Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Met Fan
    My two daughters are the kind of socially conscious, progressive thinking, organic eating, nature loving children that one would expect from being born and raised in Berkeley, California.  They are Bay Area kids in just about every…
  • Aug 25

    Thank You Steven Gladstone, Wherever You Are

    Thank You Steven Gladstone, Wherever You Are
    Two of my all-time favorite rock albums were released in 1975.  Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks and Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run.  To commemorate the latter, which came out 40 years ago today, I've revised a piece I…
Rank this Week: 172

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 3

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee

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

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying

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

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

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee
    Ten female employees of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) filed a lawsuit in a California federal court against the CDCR for failing to address their claims of sexual harassment. The ten Plaintiffs alleged…
Rank this Week: 1674

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/
  • Dec 22

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat
    Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?”   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently.…
  • Nov 10

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

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

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

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
Rank this Week: 1170

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 31

    Study Finds Women More Likely to Initiate Divorce

    Study Finds Women More Likely to Initiate Divorce
    In today's modern world, the expectations for a spouse are higher than they were in previous generations. Before the rise of the feminist movement, marriage was not exactly equal. The wives would handle the majority of the childcare and…
  • Aug 28

    Engagement Ring Industry Explodes With Same-Sex Marriage

    Engagement Ring Industry Explodes With Same-Sex Marriage
    Since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, it's not so much referred to as "gay marriage," or "same-sex marriage," it just "marriage." Now that it's legal for same-sex couples to marry across the U.S., the wedding…
  • Aug 27

    Will Anna Duggar Seek a Divorce?

    Will Anna Duggar Seek a Divorce?
    Will Anna Duggar stay with her husband, or will she file for divorce? Ever since news broke out that her husband, Josh Duggar, star of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, molested four of his sisters, and another underage girl, and cheated on Anna,…
Rank this Week: 548

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent

    &quot;How Do I Refer....?&quot; I: Re-Locating Parent
    Ten Posts directed to trusted advisors, addressing issues of referring "clients with issues", to whom G.S.L.O. can provide ingenuity and practicality in advice and assistance:    I of X: HOW DO I REFER A PARENT WHO WANTS TO…
  • Apr 7

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody
    Courts are being asked to decide vaccination issues between disagreeing parents in child custody cases . These disagreements are catching the public's eye and ears in the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak, and public opposition to…
  • Jan 15

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?
    Recent changes in the California version of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act now permit a judge making a restraining order, to make an order for "... the exclusive care, possession, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased,…
Rank this Week: 1164

Family Law Update

Family Law Update

Covers California family law. By Kring & Chung Attorneys LLP.

http://www.kcfamilylawupdate.com/
  • Oct 8

    Wage Garnishment and Domestic Support Orders: Know Your Rights and Responsibilitie

    Wage Garnishment and Domestic Support Orders: Know Your Rights and Responsibilitie
    The two most common types of support orders in family law are for child support and spousal support. A child support order, for example, specifies a certain amount of money to be paid per month for the support of a child. In a bad economy,…
  • Aug 22

    Guideline Child Support in California

    Guideline Child Support in California
    By: Hoang-Anh Zapien When parties with children begin the divorce process, the first question they usually have is, “How much do I have to pay?” or “How much will I get?” in child support. In the state of California, the term…
  • Apr 5

    Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing

    Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing
    Many hearings in the family court involve supplying the court with evidence as to your claims. Only relevant and competent evidence can be received and considered by the court. Not every scrap of paper accumulated is going to be…
Rank this Week: 3241

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

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

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Aug 28

    How Do Judges Decide Divorce Cases? By Applying Facts, Law and Using Judicial Discretion

    How Do Judges Decide Divorce Cases? By Applying Facts, Law and Using Judicial Discretion
    How do judges decide divorce cases? The short answer is by application of law to fact and use of judicial discretion. The law is found in our code books (mostly the California Family Code) and cases (appellate and supreme court). The facts…
  • Jul 19

    What Happens After Divorce Papers Are Served? Answers for Uncontested and Contested Divorce

    What Happens After Divorce Papers Are Served? Answers for Uncontested and Contested Divorce
    What happens after divorce papers are served? The answer in a California divorce case depends on whether the divorce is contested or uncontested. In uncontested California divorce cases, a timely response is filed and served and the spouses…
  • May 29

    What to Expect in Divorce Court. What Happens and Why?

    What to Expect in Divorce Court. What Happens and Why?
    Divorce Court can be scary for everyone except for judges and divorce lawyers. We are used to it. What to expect in Divorce Court is the scariest part because the unexpected can lead to fear. Fear of what? Fear of the unknown. Sounds obvious…
Rank this Week: 1597

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Aug 26

    A Colgate Map to “Circumventing” Retail Price Restraint

    A Colgate Map to “Circumventing” Retail Price Restraint
    The confusion over the Leegin case is legion.  Leegin[1] is a 2007 Supreme Court Case which was supposed to unloose price restraints.  This was and remains of critical concern to the fashion community.   Classically a…
  • Aug 17

    Louis Vuitton and Damier: Inherent versus Acquired Distinctiveness in the European Union

    Louis Vuitton and Damier: Inherent versus Acquired Distinctiveness in the European Union
    When a Louis Vuitton (“LV”) trademark, duly registered in the European Union, is subject to a declaration of invalidity and therefore cancelled, it is a worthwhile exercise to determine what went wrong; a legal post mortem. This…
  • Aug 10

    Co-tenancy Clauses in a Lease for a New Mall Construction

    Co-tenancy Clauses in a Lease for a New Mall Construction
    In the fashion world, we are constantly being approached by landlords and brokers anxious to bring our brands into the mix of their stores in a Mall. A Mall is a unique situation whereby the marketing of your brand is sublimated to the…
Rank this Week: 4036

Financial Freedom Law

Financial Freedom Law

Covers California bankruptcy law. By the Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.california-bankruptcyattorney.com/
  • Jun 11

    Information organization is a key element in achieving full benefits from the “fresh start” of bankruptcy

    Information organization is a key element in achieving full benefits from the “fresh start” of bankruptcy
    What are the Top Three Reasons to Be Able to Locate All Your Financial Documents Before Filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
  • May 15

    Bankruptcy filings rose sharply in the U.S. in February of 2012

    Bankruptcy filings rose sharply in the U.S. in February of 2012
    The American Bankruptcy Institute reports that bankruptcy filings rose sharply in the U.S. in February of 2012, with California filing rising more than any other state.  Although bankruptcy filings were down five percent nationally from…
  • May 12

    Bankruptcy and Medical Issue

    Bankruptcy and Medical Issue
    What is the impact that health issues have on a person’s decision to file for bankruptcy.  Recently I have had more and more clients who have had severe health issues and excessive medical bills.  We have been able to help many clients…
Rank this Week: 3355

Fisher & Talwar Blog

Fisher & Talwar Blog

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.ftpersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Stories in Number

    Stories in Number
    Statistics - some people think numbers are boring, charts and graphs dreadful. However, statistics have their purpose and when we look at the larger picture we can identify patterns and reasons behind those patterns. Statistics bring out…
  • Jan 8

    What to Do After a Car Accident

    What to Do After a Car Accident
    If you drive, you probably have an idea of what to do after a car accident. You may have even been in an accident and dealt with your insurance company at some point. But, are you doing it right? Are you unwillingly making mistakes that can…
  • Jan 7

    Slip and Fall Accident Tip

    Slip and Fall Accident Tip
    If you were injured as a result of slipping/tripping and falling, you are probably wondering – what should I do? After all, slip and fall injuries can result in large medical debt unless you get the money you require to cover all…
Rank this Week: 3657

Food Safety and Risk Management

Food Safety and Risk Management

Covers food safety and food liability issues, such as minimizing the risk of and responding to food recalls. By Steven A. Kronenberg.

http://foodlawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Followup Re: GMOs and the Pesticide Arms Race: EPA Considering Testing Food for Roundup Residue

    Followup Re: GMOs and the Pesticide Arms Race: EPA Considering Testing Food for Roundup Residue
     (Photo Credit: zengardener.com. Trademarks and copyrights are property of their registered owners.) As reported by Reuters and Food Safety News, the EPA is considering testing food products for residues of glyphosate, also known by the…
  • Apr 18

    Genetically Modified Foods Are Still A Problem

    Genetically Modified Foods Are Still A Problem
    I hold Bill Nye in high regard for all he has done to raise public awareness of important scientific issues.  However, I respectfully disagree with his love of GMO foods for at least four reasons. (1) The Pesticide Resistance Arms Race:…
  • Aug 16

    “Natural” Food and Artificial Injustice – Toward a Fair Liability Standard

    “Natural” Food and Artificial Injustice – Toward a Fair Liability Standard
    Please see my recently-published article in Plaintiff Magazine regarding the liability standards that apply in California for food-related personal injuries. The Mexicali Rose decision allows plaintiffs to state some previously non-cognizable…
Rank this Week: 3570

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Covers criminal laws and cases.

http://www.criminaldefenseduilawyer.com
  • May 29

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense
    Today’s Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defenses is about the breath tests and the many physiological factors that can affect their accuracy. A breath test is, without a doubt, the most defensible of all the DUI chemical tests. The most…
  • Apr 4

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI
    Today’s Orange County DUI Lawyer News involves another fatal DUI crash and the arrest of the driver for a drug DUI. According to The Orange County Register, a Garden Grove man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of felony driving…
  • Apr 3

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result
    Los Angeles Superior Court – El Monte Courthouse CHARGE: 1st DUI with enhancement for refusing to submit to a chemical test. FACTS: Client was arrested for a DUI after getting involved in a traffic collision. Client did not speak or…
Rank this Week: 1005