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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: 2838

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/
  • Oct 6

    Parents of a Toddler Who Fell to His Death at Staples Center Are Allowed to Seek Punitive Damage

    Parents of a Toddler Who Fell to His Death at Staples Center Are Allowed to Seek Punitive Damage
    Last Friday, a judge ruled that the parents of a two year old boy who fell to who his death at Staples Center can seek punitive damages in their wrongful death lawsuit against L.A. Arena Co. and L.A. Arena Funding. On November 21, 2010, two…
  • Sep 24

    Lewis County Jail Sued For Outdated “Post Card Only” Policy

    Lewis County Jail Sued For Outdated “Post Card Only” Policy
    On April 11, 2014, Prisoner Legal News (PLN), a project of the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), filed a lawsuit against Lewis County of the State of Washington and several of its employees directly involved in the operation of Lewis County…
  • Sep 24

    Faulty Ignition Switch in GM Vehicles Causes 19 Death

    Faulty Ignition Switch in GM Vehicles Causes 19 Death
    General Motors agrees to set up a victim’s compensation fund to pay for 19 deaths caused by faulty ignition switches in their vehicles. The estimate of deaths due to ignition switch problems originally stood at 13, but has recently…
Rank this Week: 1785

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: 3579

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen
    Over the weekend my family and I watched Frozen at Movies in the Park. Frozen is Disney’s reinterpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Queen fairy tale.  As I watched the movie for the umpteenth…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
Rank this Week: 2062

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…
  • 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:
  • Apr 26

    California Penal Code 245 (PC 245)

    California Penal Code 245 (PC 245)
    Here is California Penal Code 245:
Rank this Week: 4760

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
  • Sep 18

    Medical Marijuana is Legal in California -- Just do it the Right Way

    Medical Marijuana is Legal in California -- Just do it the Right Way
    Medical Marijuana is Legal In California -- Just do it the Right Way These days one of the most common requests I get from clients is to help them "set up" a dispensary to sell medical marijuana. "No really", they say, "I want to be legit".…
  • Sep 10

    Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense

    Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense
    Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense Unless you live in a cave, by now you have likely heard about Ray Rice, the NFL player who was cut by the Baltimore Ravens after his video-taped domestic violence incident went viral. So I'm…
  • Sep 7

    Deputy LA City Attorney Arrested for Child Porn

    Deputy LA City Attorney Arrested for Child Porn
    A Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney was arrested Thursday for possession and distribution of child pornography. He was taken into custody at his home in San Pedro, California by Los Angeles Police Officers. The man, 57 year old Christopher…
Rank this Week: 4708

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: 4933

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

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

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 15

    Creating Change: Brooks Cutter Explains His Passion for Wind Youth Service

    Creating Change: Brooks Cutter Explains His Passion for Wind Youth Service
    For nearly four years Brooks Cutter has served on the Board of Directors for Wind Youth Services. Learn more about what sparked his passion to work with WIND and why he believes so strongly in its cause. Brooks Cutter is a ……
  • Oct 13

    Red Bull Could Owe You $10

    Red Bull Could Owe You $10
    Have you purchased a Red Bull between 2002-2014? If so, they owe you $10. Red Bull recently agreed to a $13 million settlement to resolve two consumer class action lawsuits that alleged the energy drink maker’s marketing and labeling…
  • Sep 19

    Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Announced Today that Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims With 46 State

    Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Announced Today that Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims With 46 State
    News and Information Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Announced Today that Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims With 46 States Following the $9.8 million Federal settlement in May 2014, Medtronic has agreed to pay 46 states and the…
Rank this Week: 1748

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Oct 19

    Missed Meeting

    Missed Meeting
    QUESTION: I need to know how many times a board member can miss meetings consecutively before being removed from the board. ANSWER: There is nothing in the law about removing a director for missed meetings. That would be covered by your…
  • Oct 12

    Controlling Management

    Controlling Management
    QUESTION:Our management company is trying to take over all board duties. I for one am against that. Can a board member perform certain duties within the association–like talking to vendors and current contractors to get information for…
  • Sep 28

    Good Faith Requirement

    Good Faith Requirement
    QUESTION: I listened to your webinar last week on reserves and have a question. You said that directors must carry out their duties in “good faith.” What does that mean? ANSWER: As fiduciaries, boards are held to a higher…
Rank this Week: 1730

DealFatigue

DealFatigue

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

http://dealfatigue.com/
  • Sep 25

    More With Le

    More With Le
    Closing binder for $3 million film financing (left). Closing binder for $25 million VC startup financing (right).
  • Mar 16

    Saturdays With Harvey

    Saturdays With Harvey
    Last week’s Entertainment Business symposium at UCLA lacked the usual spark one feels when 500 lawyers gather together in one room. Even so, I live-tweeted a number of the highlights from the two-day event. #uclaentertainmentsymposiym…
  • Mar 10

    Success After Succe

    Success After Succe
    This has been said often but still not often enough. 2day's nugget: "Success brings with it the fear of blowing it. With more to lose, there's more pressure not to lose it" via @ThisIsSethsBlog — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) March 9,…
Rank this Week: 2676

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: 792

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/
  • Oct 20

    No Chief's Disease Here

    No Chief's Disease Here
    The California Highway Patrol, criticized in the past for exploitative "Chief's Disease," has a program in place that demonstrates that workers' compensation can accomplish amazing things when all of the right motivations are in all of the…
  • Oct 17

    The Long Arm of Failure

    The Long Arm of Failure
    How far do failed New York self-insurance trust issues go?Answer: All the way across the nation to the West Coast.In a lawsuit recently filed, California-based Waste Connections Inc. says it was duped because New York based Hudson Valley…
  • Oct 16

    Ebola and Work Comp

    Ebola and Work Comp
    As the Ebola scare was developing there was speculation about the applicability of workers' compensation to such cases.Now that 2 nurses have contracted the disease from occupational exposure the debate is not about AOE/COE, but how far this…
Rank this Week: 609

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: 4434

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 14

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....
    Regardless of one's position on gay rights, every thinking being has to admit that married people need to have a place to get divorced when their marriage falls apart and they meet the standards for divorce in their home state. If they…
  • Jul 11

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution
    OK, so the headline is a slight exaggeration, but the effect is the same: Shasta's Judge Gary Gibson doesn't seem to think you have a Constitutional right to refuse to be a witness against yourself, and God protect the attorney who tells you…
  • Jan 6

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)
    According to Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, yesterday was the anniversary of the first legal divorce recorded in what was to become the United States of American. It happened January 5th, in 1643, as a result of the husband abandoning…
Rank this Week: 741

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: 2672

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: 2609

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Oct 16

    What Is Extortion in California?

    What Is Extortion in California?
    Have you ever been in a situation, knowingly or unknowingly, where you may have blackmailed someone? Meaning that you used information against someone in order to get something you wanted. Maybe it was a misunderstanding, or maybe you were…
  • Oct 14

    What Is the Difference between Assault and Battery?

    What Is the Difference between Assault and Battery?
    If you have been charged with assault and/or battery in the State of California you could be facing serious penalties if convicted. Although people often use the two terms together, the charges of assault and battery are actually separate…
  • Oct 9

    Are All Plea Agreements the Same?

    Are All Plea Agreements the Same?
    If you are currently facing criminal charges in California and you plan to plead guilty to the charges you may be contemplating whether or not to retain the service of an attorney. After all, the plea agreements offered by the prosecuting…
Rank this Week: 4401

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: 3886

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: 1964

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: 4946

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/
  • Sep 30

    Records Rights In California Community College

    Records Rights In California Community College
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Do you or a family member attend one of the many California community colleges?  Have you ever wondered what data the college is gathering on you? Or, have you had…
  • Sep 8

    Do You Want To Be In Our Group? Eat This: Hazing And School Discipline

    Do You Want To Be In Our Group? Eat This: Hazing And School Discipline
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Do you remember entering high school and the wild rumors that preceded it? Of groups of high schoolers who would submit all freshman to hazing: humiliating them and…
  • Sep 3

    Special Education: What To Consider When Deciding Whether To Take The Plunge

    Special Education: What To Consider When Deciding Whether To Take The Plunge
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995When parents are faced with issues at school involving their child's education, such as a lack of school progress or repeated behavioral problems in the classroom, the…
Rank this Week: 2247

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: 546

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: 4325

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: 961

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/
  • Apr 25

    Yet more controversy over solar power The…

    Yet more controversy over solar power The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a report concerning the effect on birds of three solar facilities in Southern California.…
  • Oct 14

    Europe threatened by power outages this winter | EurActiv

    Europe threatened by power outages this winter | EurActiv
    The French multinational company Cap Gemini warned in their European Observatory of Energy Markets that energy security in Europe was under threat and that the region could soon be exposed to massive power outages during the winter, due to…
  • Sep 24

    Der Spiegel: Climate Scientists Face Crisis Over Global Warming Pause - SPIEGEL ONLINE

    Der Spiegel: Climate Scientists Face Crisis Over Global Warming Pause - SPIEGEL ONLINE
    A survey conducted on behalf of SPIEGEL found a dramatic shift in public opinion -- Germans are losing their fear of climate change. While in 2006 a sizeable majority of 62 percent expressed a fear of global warning, that number...
Rank this Week: 1112

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…
Rank this Week: 4045

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: 3029

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    Deathbed estate planning

    Deathbed estate planning
    Haste makes waste.Unfortunately when people engage in extremely expedient estate planning, disastrous results can occur. The reason being is that legal issues are not identified and addressed due to a shortage of time. Consequently, the…
  • Oct 9

    Heggstad Petition

    Heggstad Petition
    A Heggstad petition is a tool used to judicially transfer real estate into a revocable trust when the settlor failed to do so during their lifetime. That is, the settlor created a trust but never formally transferred their real estate into…
  • Oct 2

    The Dangers of Do It Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning

    The Dangers of Do It Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning
    The Eternal Struggle: Client, Attorney and FeesA common reason why some people balk at writing a trust or will through an attorney is because of the cost. The familiar refrain goes that why pay an attorney in excess of a thousand dollars when…
Rank this Week: 4710

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: 3668

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: 4114

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/
  • Oct 15

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...
    it dehumanizes the condemned and condemners, fosters rather than abates violence, and is inherently arbitrary, discriminatory and unreliable.As described in the New York Times, photographer Marc Asnin asked his…
  • Oct 10

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria
    Guest Post by Tom EngelhardtIt happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in.Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to catch a show of neo-Impressionist…
  • Oct 1

    Do Not Vote Republican

    Do Not Vote Republican
    It is not true that all politics is local.  Voting for a Republican congressperson or senator means you are aiding and abetting a national party that is little more than a collection of far right wing lunatics who…
Rank this Week: 210

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1166

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/
  • 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,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case &ndash; full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
  • Jun 9

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle
    Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Advisory Board Member Peter Hirtle reviews Is it in the Public Domain? It is very difficult to determine whether works are in the public domain in the United States.  That is why I had to…
Rank this Week: 4442

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 17

    Oasis Frontman's Divorce Complicates Child Support Trial

    Oasis Frontman's Divorce Complicates Child Support Trial
    The famed singer of band Oasis is facing issues with a child-support settlement that depends on the finalization of the divorce with his estranged wife in England. Liam Gallagher split from his wife in London after it was revealed that he had…
  • Oct 16

    Wife of American Idol Host Files for Divorce

    Wife of American Idol Host Files for Divorce
    After 19 years of marriage, the wife of former "American Idol" host has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Friendly Divorce for Randy and Erika The couple was married in 1995 and remained…
  • Oct 15

    Cooking Show Couple Calls it Quit

    Cooking Show Couple Calls it Quit
    After twenty years of marriage, Food Network cooking hosts and stars of "Down Home with the Neelys" are getting a divorce. The couple dated while in high school and have one adult daughter from their marriage, and one daughter from a previous…
Rank this Week: 550

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?

    &quot;Conscious Coupling&quot; What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married?  What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?" It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that…
  • Sep 23

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
  • Aug 25

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case
        Kathleen Aubain is in the Oneida County Jail in New York for violating a court order.  Aubain has a two and a half year old daughter, Isabellah Rose Campos with Eric Campos.  All three were living in Arizona.  Campos has custody of…
Rank this Week: 3959

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: 2254

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/
Rank this Week: 3611

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
Rank this Week: 1522

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: 4808

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: 2089

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 18

    “Good Things Come From Sysco” (Allegedly Via Unrefrigerated Storage Lockers)

    “Good Things Come From Sysco” (Allegedly Via Unrefrigerated Storage Lockers)
    NBC Bay Area has reported that foodservice giant Sysco allegedly kept perishable foods in unrefrigerated storage lockers for several hours before delivering them to customers. If these allegations are true, they raise multiple issues…
  • Jan 7

    Why is Food Fraud Pervasive? Follow the Money.

    Why is Food Fraud Pervasive? Follow the Money.
    NPR recently reported that a sushi chain owner in Japan paid $1.76 million for just one (489 pound) bluefin Tuna.  Per pound, that is more than the price of “the very best connoisseur cannabis” in California.  With such…
Rank this Week: 4938

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: 738

Gartland Law Blog

Gartland Law Blog

Covers tax laws. By Bernard Gartland.

http://gartlandlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    FTB can penalize you even if you fully pay your taxe

    FTB can penalize you even if you fully pay your taxe
    One of the wive’s tales about taxes is that you are due a refund you can file anytime you want. Be careful, that advice might cost you thousands of dollars. California has a law on its books that says if … Continue reading →
  • Apr 28

    Want to tell the FTB you are a resident of Nevada? Its probably not going to work.

    Want to tell the FTB you are a resident of Nevada? Its probably not going to work.
    Getting enticed by those radio ads promoting Nevada corporations and becoming a Nevada resident so as to save on California taxes?  Its not going to be easy. Below I posted a recent Board of Equalization case where a guy: 1. ……
  • Apr 26

    Want to stop an IRS Levy?

    Want to stop an IRS Levy?
    If you can’t afford to pay your IRS tax bill, the IRS has a multitude of programs to help you out. One of the most interesting of the IRS programs is something called currently not collectible status.  If the IRS … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3323

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 676

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Oct 15

    12-foot lanes don’t improve safety. So why do we keep building them?

    12-foot lanes don’t improve safety. So why do we keep building them?
    Lane widths might seem like a boring, esoteric aspect of traffic engineering, but they really matter for creating safe, livable streets. Noted city planner and urban designer Jeff Speck recently published a convincing piece on CityLab against…
  • Oct 2

    Oaklavia highlights need for better bicycle infrastructure around Lake Merritt

    Oaklavia highlights need for better bicycle infrastructure around Lake Merritt
    Oakland recently hosted Oaklavia, an open streets event that invites people to walk, bike, dance, play, and socialize in the streets. It’s a terrific, if underappreciated event that both showcases the city’s vibrancy and the…
  • Sep 22

    Governor Brown vetoes SB 1151, a bipartisan school zone safety bill

    Governor Brown vetoes SB 1151, a bipartisan school zone safety bill
    Last Friday, Governor Brown vetoed SB 1151, a bill that would have increased traffic fines in school zones and used these funds for active transportation investments. The bill had unanimous, bipartisan support in both houses and all…
Rank this Week: 1450