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CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jan 26

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?
    When the tentative ruling is against you, you’ve got two choices: contest or concede. Here’s the spoiler: One of these choices is generally the way to go. A party should generally contest the tentative ruling if Oral argument may…
  • Jan 23

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
  • Jan 21

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing
    Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Keeping time records for most cases is useful because You can justify attorney…
Rank this Week: 1846

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jan 23

    Five indispensable items employers must know about California's Wage Theft Protection Act's Notice to Employee

    Five indispensable items employers must know about California's Wage Theft Protection Act's Notice to Employee
    The Wage Theft Protection act of 2011 added Labor Code section 2810.5 requiring all private California employers to provide a written notice containing specific information to non-exempt employees upon hire. Below are five indispensable…
  • Jan 16

    Five errors that make defending an employment lawsuit harder

    Five errors that make defending an employment lawsuit harder
    In litigation, the following five issues make defending an employment lawsuit much more difficult. 1. No documentation. No matter what type of employment litigation is at issue - wage and hour claims, leave issues, or harassment claims -…
  • Jan 9

    Five New Year's resolutions for California employers in 2015

    Five New Year's resolutions for California employers in 2015
    Happy New Year.  I started the Friday’s Five articles at the beginning of last summer, and the interest in the articles has been astounding, so I appreciate everyone who has read them and provided comments and feedback. If you…
Rank this Week: 1855

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/
  • Dec 22

    Family Law Lawyers' Vacation, Problem

    Family Law Lawyers' Vacation, Problem
    As family law lawyers, we are used to emergencies - goes with the territory. Judges like to say that sorting out Christmas visitation is not an emergency, since it always comes at the same time every year. Well, that doesn't stop clients. …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1860

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

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

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
  • Jan 25

    Attorneys Who ADVERTISE Service As A Temporary Judge Violate Judicial Ethic

    Attorneys Who ADVERTISE Service As A Temporary Judge Violate Judicial Ethic
    "Pro Tem" Attorneys Who Advertise Service As a Temporary Judge Violate the California Code of Judicial Ethics! If everybody does it, it cannot be wrong. Right? Wrong. Many lawyers who serve as temporary judges are inadvertently and very…
  • Jan 22

    Thurman Arnold III Named As A 2015 California Superlawyer for Divorce and Family Law!

    Thurman Arnold III Named As A 2015 California Superlawyer for Divorce and Family Law!
    Thurman W. Arnold Is Named As A 2015 Superlawyer! We are pleased and proud to announce that Thurman W. Arnold, III, has just been selected as a 2015 Southern California Family Law and Divorce SuperLawyer! This recognition places his skills…
  • Nov 16

    Making Persuasive Arguments: Using LEGAL MAXIMS In Family Law Case

    Making Persuasive Arguments: Using LEGAL MAXIMS In Family Law Case
    Legal Maxims: The More Human Puzzles Change, the More They Remain the Same! Author: Michael C. Peterson, Esq. Introduction This week's focus on the European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission dramatically reminds us that human beings are…
Rank this Week: 1886

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: 1903

Business, Entertainment, Sports &…

Business, Entertainment, Sports & Technology (B.E.S.T.) Law Blog

Covers business, copyright, entertainment, IP and technology law. By ARC Law Group.

http://best.arclg.com/
  • Jun 2

    Podcast: Tribute Band

    Podcast: Tribute Band
    Podcast: Tribute Bands This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we pay tribute to those who pay tribute…to their favorite bands. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark A. Pearson and attorney Ben Shaw as…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award
    Podcast: 2014 Academy Awards This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we hit the red carpet with our 2014 Academy Awards Special. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark Pearson and movie reviewer Chris Bollini for…
  • Feb 3

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014
    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014 This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we get you ready for the upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts Music Business Seminar. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark…
Rank this Week: 1929

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jan 23

    Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees Redux

    Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees Redux
    In an earlier article on New Laws for 2015 and on our website, Associate Robert Nuddleman, mentioned the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.  Let’s take a closer look at that new law. On or after July 1,…
  • Jan 9

    California Supreme Court Refuses Sleep Time Exemption

    California Supreme Court Refuses Sleep Time Exemption
    The California Supreme Court issued its decision in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, where the court examined California’s sleep time rules for employees working 24-hour shifts.  I previously wrote about this case in 2013,…
  • Dec 15

    NEW LAWS FOR 2015

    NEW LAWS FOR 2015
    The following is a quick summary of the most significant changes in the law impacting California businesses. Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees – Effective July 15, 2015, employers doing business in California…
Rank this Week: 1938

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jan 18

    How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case

    How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case
    The post How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case appeared first on San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blog.
  • Jan 15

    Partners Are Protected from Retaliation for Reporting Harassment / Discrimination

    Partners Are Protected from Retaliation for Reporting Harassment / Discrimination
    In Fitzemons v California Emergency Physicans Med. Group 205 Cal.App. 4th 1423 (2012), the Appellate Court held that the anti-retaliation provisions of FEHA (Fair Employment and Housing Act) protect not only employees but also partners in a…
  • Jan 10

    Workplace Mental Disabilities Rights and Bipolar Disorder

    Workplace Mental Disabilities Rights and Bipolar Disorder
    Recently, the Fourth District court has published a decision in Wills v. Superior Court – a very important opinion on workplace mental disabilities rights at workplace, addressing a not uncommon situation, where an employee who has been…
Rank this Week: 1937

California Business and Employment…

California Business and Employment Law

Covers employment and business law in California. By Sayer Fausto LLP.

http://sflegal.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre
    In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007) 550 U.S. 618,  Congress passed Senate Bill 181 (the “Lilly Ledbetter Fairy Pay Act of 2009?). There have been a number of attempts to…
  • Jan 29

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre
    In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007) 550 U.S. 618,  Congress passed Senate Bill 181 (the “Lilly Ledbetter Fairy Pay Act of 2009″). There have been a…
  • Jan 27

    Opposing Sexual Harassment

    Opposing Sexual Harassment
    The United States Supreme Court clarified what it means to “oppose” sexual harassment.  in Crawford v. Metropolitan of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, Crawford was asked questions during a sexual harassment investigation. In…
Rank this Week: 1962

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 21

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study
    This Friday, January 23, 2015, California will take the first step in investigating a road user charge pilot program as an alternative to the gas tax when the CTC convenes the Road User Charge Advisory Committee meeting.  The committee…
  • Jan 13

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”), on behalf of the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), announced today that three teams have been shortlisted to submit detailed proposals for the Request for…
  • Jan 13

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association
    Javier Rodriguez, P.E., Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), is ready to begin his role as president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) for 2015.  Rodriguez was elected during…
Rank this Week: 1971

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell Part 2

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell Part 2
    In the previous blog, there was discussion on possible defenses for DUI. While an arrest is stressful and often traumatic, it does not necessarily have to lead to a conviction if the right defenses are available. The strength of each…
  • Jan 2

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell – Part 1

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell – Part 1
    If you have been arrested for a DUI, this does not mean that you are automatically found guilty and will be sentenced. This means that officers believed there was a reasonable suspicion that you were under the influence while operating a…
  • Dec 26

    What Can I do to Ensure Successful Defense of a Los Angeles DUI?

    What Can I do to Ensure Successful Defense of a Los Angeles DUI?
    If you have been arrested for a DUI, you have not yet been charged or convicted. Officers will sent their report over to the Prosecutor’s office, and then prosecutors will determine if the State will take action and bring criminal…
Rank this Week: 1986

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Jan 15

    How a $2 Billion Deal Turned on a Little Known California Trust Provision.

    How a $2 Billion Deal Turned on a Little Known California Trust Provision.
      Ever wonder how Donald Sterling’s wife was able to sell the L.A. Clippers without her husband’s consent?  It all comes down to a little known Trust provision that allows the removal of a California Co-Trustee……
  • Jan 6

    Let’s Make a Deal: How California Trust and Will Mediations Work

    Let’s Make a Deal: How California Trust and Will Mediations Work
      If you have never mediated a legal case before, you may be in for a surprise in attending your mediation.  In this video, Stewart Albertson describes some basics of Trust and Will mediation… Continue Reading
  • Dec 29

    Top 14 for 2014: Our top blog posts of the year!

    Top 14 for 2014: Our top blog posts of the year!
    Another year almost down means it’s time to reflect on what took place this year before looking forward to a happy and hopefully prosperous 2015 (that sounds weird).  Here is our pick of top 14 posts for 2014 based on the amount of…
Rank this Week: 1995

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jan 9

    Can the State Seek Restitution After a Class Action Settlement?

    Can the State Seek Restitution After a Class Action Settlement?
    In The People of the State of California v. IntelliGender, LLC, 771 F.3d 1169 (9th Cir. Nov. 7, 2014) (Wardlaw, J.), the Ninth Circuit said the answer is “no.”  A federal court had approved a class action settlement involving…
  • Dec 4

    Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit

    Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit
    On November 26, 2014, the Seventh Circuit (Posner, J.) issued its order upon rehearing of Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp. (Case No. 14-8003). Motorola still effectively lost the appeal, but the Court’s more circumspect…
  • Nov 19

    Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Three Billy Goats Gruff
    (You know . . .  the fairy tale about trolls.) This summer, PwC published its 2014 Patent Litigation Study.  The tagline of the study is “[a]s case volume leaps, damages continue general decline.” Some of they key…
Rank this Week: 2003

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

Covers skill building for lawyers new to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. By Cathy Moran.

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Nov 13

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble
    Everything you need to know about taxes in bankruptcy, plus a bit more, in a virtual workshop. This NACBA webinar  November 20 and 21st will do far more than scratch the surface of the possibilities and pitfalls when your bankruptcy…
  • Sep 30

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word
    As lawyers, words are our stock in trade. If we want to describe, explain, or persuade, we need to use the right word. The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – ’tis the difference…
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
Rank this Week: 2021

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Litigation involing a Decedent

    Litigation involing a Decedent
    When a person passes away, the law does not automatically grant them immunity from civil litigation. A cause of action survives the decedent's death. For example, assume the decedent prematurely broke a fixed-term lease because he wanted…
  • Jan 16

    Ambiguous Terms in a Trust - Extrinsic Evidence

    Ambiguous Terms in a Trust - Extrinsic Evidence
    Occasionally a person will write a trust with an ambiguous distribution clause. That is, the clause is open to reasonable multiple interpretations. The determination of the rightful beneficiary is obviously paramount because no distribution…
  • Jan 7

    The Other Prop 8

    The Other Prop 8
    Many people are familiar with Prop 8, the gay marriage ban passed in 2008 by California voters which was ultimately ruled unconstitutional. However, unknown to many, there is another Prop 8 which was also passed by voters, albeit in November…
Rank this Week: 2022

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Law Offices of J Craig Fong.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Immigrants Cheated by Notaries and "Immigration Advisors"

    Immigrants Cheated by Notaries and "Immigration Advisors"
    President Obama's executive order to provide relief to undocumented immigrants opens up a new opportunity for many who had no options. However, whenever the immigration laws change, it also creates a chance for unlicensed notaries public,…
  • Nov 21

    Pres Obama Executive Order Protects Immigrant Familie

    Pres Obama Executive Order Protects Immigrant Familie
    With President Obama's announcement of executive action on immigration issues, the phone has been ringing constantly at both the Pasadena and Palm Springs offices. The Law Offices of J Craig Fong has fielded over 50 telephone inquiries this…
  • Nov 18

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later
    The tidal wave of the first same-sex marriage (SSM) cases has passed, and I'd like to share some very brief observations. The Immigration Law Office of J Craig Fong, with offices Hollywood and Palm Springs, fielded over 150 inquiries about...
Rank this Week: 2026

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jan 16

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software
    Bottom line: In Ultramercial v. Hulu (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit continued to provide vague guidance as to the patentability of software, specifically, whether a claimed invention is an unpatentable abstract idea.  The Federal…
  • Jan 13

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection
    Bottom line: Filing a continuing patent application is the best vehicle for broadening patent protection (i.e., patent’s claim), not reissue patent applications.  In a broadening reissue patent application, the patent’s…
  • Jan 7

    Extend patent protection and receive more royaltie

    Extend patent protection and receive more royaltie
    Bottom line: By filing a string of continuing patent applications and not claiming priority for the continuing patent applications back to a common parent application, the patent owner may be able to extend patent protection for its product.…
Rank this Week: 2034

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy relief. By the Law Office of Harold D. Thompson.

http://www.sandiegobankruptcylawyerblog.com
  • Oct 5

    Download Our Free Book: The California Guide to Bankruptcy

    Download Our Free Book: The California Guide to Bankruptcy
    As a San Diego Chapter 13 attorney, we know you have questions.  Not sure if bankruptcy is right for you?  Have questions about bankruptcy in California but you don’t know where to find the answers?  If you have ANY…
  • Oct 3

    Don’t Be Fooled By The Loan Modification Process – A San Diego Chapter 13 WILL Help

    Don’t Be Fooled By The Loan Modification Process – A San Diego Chapter 13 WILL Help
    As a San Diego foreclosure lawyer one of the most common mistakes I see homeowners make is trying to do a loan modification BEFORE filing a Chapter 13. This is a mistake.  First, let’s talk a little bit about your particular…
  • Oct 1

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home
    As a San Diego Chapter 13 lawyer, I want to explain to you a little bit about the process of saving your home.  But first, let’s talk basics.  Under a San Diego chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor sets a repayment plan the the…
Rank this Week: 2046

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law, asylum, and public benefits. By The Law Office of Geri Kahn.

http://www.californiaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?
    With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more people are eligible for health insurance including those who previously had a difficult time finding insurance.  One such group of people was elderly permanent residents under 65 years…
  • Aug 13

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014
    This post does not have anything to do with Immigration law, however the topic is important to all of us.  The Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be occurring this weekend, Saturday, August 16 through…
  • Aug 8

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit
    It is common in Immigration Court for the government attorney to file adverse evidence at the hearing and have it be accepted by the Immigration Judge.   It is unpleasant, to say the least, when this happens because it catches us…
Rank this Week: 2051

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: 2070

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Covers personal injury, employment law, social security, and corporate / business law litigation.

http://blog.mesrianilaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip
    As previously reported, an Applebee’s employee was surprised upon seeing a note written in receipt that was left by the diner at the said restaurant. Apparently, as part of the restaurant’s policy, a tip has to be added…
  • Feb 7

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant
    The American singer-song writer Lady Gaga is now being sued by her personal assistant named Jennifer O’Neill for failing to pay her overtime work and for forcing her to sleep with her. Nevertheless, O’Neill confirmed that no …
  • Feb 4

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier
    After reviewing its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report for 2013, tech-giant Apple Inc. found several labor law violations committed by many of its suppliers in China. The said report highlighted its findings from the previous year among…
Rank this Week: 2068

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children
    Three Southern California children out trick or treating on Halloween lost their lives in a tragic collision. The motor vehicle accident occurred in Santa Ana. All three girls were just 13 years old. The accident happened at just about…
  • Oct 29

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident
    Police officers put their lives on the line every day as they work hard to protect and serve their respective areas, but the knowledge that their job is dangerous does not make the loss of an officer any less tragic....
  • Oct 24

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident
    Political leaders of any kind are often held to a higher moral standard than the rest of society because of their positions of power. For this reason, when a politician may have caused a vehicle accident and been under the...
Rank this Week: 2071

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Changing Your Mind from Legal Separation to Divorce

    Changing Your Mind from Legal Separation to Divorce
    The term "Legal Separation" and "Dissolution" are distinctly different in that a legal separation does not result in dissolving the marriage itself, while a dissolution of marriage does indeed dissolve the marriage and will return the parties…
  • Jan 20

    I Filed for Divorce - Can I Change My Mind?

    I Filed for Divorce - Can I Change My Mind?
    It is not uncommon for spouses who have filed for divorce to question their decision to end the marriage multiple times throughout the process. Getting a divorce is life-changing for both spouses. Sometimes, after one or both parties realize…
  • Jan 19

    What Can You Learn From Looking at the Petition?

    What Can You Learn From Looking at the Petition?
    The realm of family law, as is the case with pretty much all areas of law, is filled with lots of legal paperwork and legal jargon. Being able to understand and properly fill out the judicial council form is half of the battle for a…
Rank this Week: 2078

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

Covers case law, regulation and legislation affecting the insurance industry. By Barger & Wollen LLP.

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Dec 24

    Sizing Up Cyber Risks after the Sony Breach

    Sizing Up Cyber Risks after the Sony Breach
    Sony’s most recent data breach underscores the difficulties in underwriting and insuring cyber risk. Sony incurred losses that were surprising in both their scope and type. The company already is a defendant in at least four new…
  • Dec 23

    Latest Updates to Media Liability Insurance in California

    Latest Updates to Media Liability Insurance in California
    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP partner James Castle recently enhanced and updated the chapter on Media Liability Insurance for LexisNexis' California Insurance Law & Practice. Cases discussed include: S.B.C.C., Inc. v. St. Paul Fire &…
  • Dec 23

    Latest Updates to the California Inurance Holding Company Act

    Latest Updates to the California Inurance Holding Company Act
    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP attorney Suh Choi has updated and enhanced Chapter 5, The California Insurance Holding Company Act, for the LexisNexis California Insurance Law & Practice treatise: The latest update features a new section on…
Rank this Week: 2099

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2115

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    New California Laws for 2015

    New California Laws for 2015
    California's many new laws for 2015 include some of interest to employers, including local minimum wage increases in Richmond, San Jose, and other California cities and mandatory paid sick leave starting in July.
  • Nov 5

    California Local Minimum Wage Increases 2014

    California Local Minimum Wage Increases 2014
    In the November 2014 elections, voters in the Northern California cities of San Francisco and Oakland have approved local increases to the minimum wage, that will apply to employees working within the city limits: San Francisco: The minimum…
  • Sep 23

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase
    Following an increase in the California state minimum wage (with another coming in 2015), Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed raising the City's minimum wage by steps to $13.25 by 2017. San Francisco already has, and San Diego…
Rank this Week: 2119

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jan 24

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?
    Middle Easterners are flooding out of their countries into neighboring states, Europe, Australia, and the United States. Asylum applications are chronically backlogged in America’s broken immigration system. The various observers and…
  • Jan 18

    Je ne suis pas Lenovo.

    Je ne suis pas Lenovo.
    Readers may have noticed that I have not posted for a while. My semi-routine blogging got interrupted – by Lenovo. Here’s how. My office’s copier contract ended and it was time for a new copier. Copiers these days – I…
  • Nov 23

    Ninth Circuit reminds the BIA of its real purpose in Singh v. Holder.

    Ninth Circuit reminds the BIA of its real purpose in Singh v. Holder.
    The Board of Immigration Appeals and the many other immigration-involved agencies in the federal government sometimes remind me of the movie, the Bridge on the River Kwai. A recent decision, Singh v. Holder,  highlighted this. If you…
Rank this Week: 2128

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 7

    Discharging Taxes - What Does it Mean to Willfully Evade Taxes?

    Discharging Taxes - What Does it Mean to Willfully Evade Taxes?
    WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO “WILLFULLY. . . EVADE OR DEFEAT” AN INCOME TAX? A couple months ago the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (which serves all of California and much of the West) ruled that it takes quite a lot for a taxpayer to…
  • Dec 30

    Can Stores Repossess What You Bought With The Store Card?

    Can Stores Repossess What You Bought With The Store Card?
    Do Credit Card and “Store Card” Creditors Have a Right to Repossess What You Bought on Those Cards After You File Bankruptcy? A few months ago I wrote about “Reaffirming Personal Property Other Than Your Vehicle.” A…
  • Dec 7

    Can The Bank Take Money From My Account to Pay What I Owe Them?

    Can The Bank Take Money From My Account to Pay What I Owe Them?
    Your financial institution can take your money on deposit because of its right of setoff. WHAT IS A SETOFF? When you think of money being grabbed out of somebody's checking or savings account, what probably first comes to mind is…
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Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    SEMA 2014 Las Vega

    SEMA 2014 Las Vega
    Cohen IP Law Group will be attending SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas.  SEMA is the number one annual convention of automotive specialty products.  If you will be there, let us know!SEMA Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
  • Oct 10

    Hershey Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Marijuana Edible Company

    Hershey Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Marijuana Edible Company
    This past June, Hershey filed a lawsuit in Colorado Federal Court against TinctureBell, LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC- two companies that marketed cannabis-laced chocolate bars that were allegedly packaged to look like Hershey…
  • Oct 7

    Protecting a Trademark and Avoiding Infringement

    Protecting a Trademark and Avoiding Infringement
    Here is an article about trademarks based off of my interview with McMurry/TMG  for their hospitals clients.http://mcmurrytmg.com/articles/protecting-trademark-and-avoiding-infringement Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
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California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Jan 7

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)
    “This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET…
  • Jun 26

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court
    The California Supreme Court is undergoing a few changes. Justice Joyce L. Kennard has retired and has not yet been replaced. And Justice Marvin R. Baxter is leaving at the end of the year. Much has already been written…
  • Apr 22

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?
    A recurring theme in my recent Daily Journal publications has been the rough doctrinal fit between operation of Civil Code section 1717 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1021 and section 1032. Section 1717 has been…
Rank this Week: 2156

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Provides information and insight for businesses.

http://www.businesslawalert.com/
  • Jan 9

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim
    In this case, we represented a business and the individual who owns that business. The defendant, a medical doctor named Pankaj Karan, was starting his own business, MDTelexchange, and traveled to an overseas company also owned by our client…
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
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San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Tenant Estoppel Certificates in Commercial Leasing

    Tenant Estoppel Certificates in Commercial Leasing
    Landlords routinely request estoppel certificates from their tenants. Tenant estoppel certificates are signed statements requested by third parties (typically lenders or prospective purchasers of commercial real estate) in order to verify…
  • Aug 1

    Exemptions to Registering Federal Securities with the SEC

    Exemptions to Registering Federal Securities with the SEC
    When forming a California limited liability company (LLC) or corporation, it is important that the owners determine whether any of the ownership interests in the company will be treated as a security.  Under federal and state law, if…
  • Jun 30

    Is Your Business Being Sued?

    Is Your Business Being Sued?
    Being served with a lawsuit can be one of the worst things that can happen to any business.  The specter of long drawn out litigation causes immediate anxiety and young and inexperienced owners worry that their business may…
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Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer…

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal laws and cases on DUI, theft and drug cases. By Kann Law Office.

http://www.losangelescountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI
    A local junior high school principal admitted that she had "made a mistake" and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The 57-year-old woman, a Canyon Country resident and principal…
  • Aug 6

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge
    A 28-year-old sheriff's deputy has been arrested and is facing charges for soliciting bribes and rape in connection with crimes he allegedly committed while on duty. The seven-year veteran, who is a resident of Valencia, was working at the…
  • Jul 16

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again
    A Canyon Country resident who was arrested last year and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon may finally get his day in court. He was accused of stabbing a man in a Canyon Country home in February 2012. It's been a…
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A View from the Valley

A View from the Valley

Covers issues affecting founders, startups and investors. By Matt Bartus.

http://www.mattbartus.com
  • Jul 9

    Unpaid Interns in Internships: Legal Risks Highlighted by New Court Decision

    Unpaid Interns in Internships: Legal Risks Highlighted by New Court Decision
    This is a really important topic for startups about the risks of having unpaid interns and internships, so I have pasted below the full text of a recent Cooley LLP legal alert. * * * A recent case in the U.S. District Court for the Southern…
  • Apr 8

    There is no such thing as Founder Stock (legally speaking)

    There is no such thing as Founder Stock (legally speaking)
    I often have a discussion that goes like this: New employee:  “I want Founder Stock” Me:  “I see, you want to buy Common Stock” New employee:  “No, I want Founder Stock, just like the founders…
  • Apr 7

    Cooley Venture Capital Financing Report – 2012 Year in Review

    Cooley Venture Capital Financing Report – 2012 Year in Review
    Cooley LLP recently released a report on venture financings for 2012. The report provides a summary of data reflecting our experience in venture capital financing terms and trends. Information is taken from transactions in which Cooley served…
Rank this Week: 2238

California Employee Rights Blog

California Employee Rights Blog

Covers employment contracts, discrimination, harassment and more. From the Peters Law Group.

http://www.calemployeerightsblog.com
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Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

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

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    July 2014 Visa Bulletin sees progress for EB2 India

    July 2014 Visa Bulletin sees progress for EB2 India
    Finally some move on the Visa Bulletin moving to September 2008 for India EB2. EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES First:  Priority Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for…
  • May 14

    H4 EAD rule now open for public comments.

    H4 EAD rule now open for public comments.
    Proposed rule. Summary The Department of Homeland Security proposes to extend the availability of employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants. The extension would be limited to H-4 dependent…
  • May 8

    The Office of Mangement and Business (OMB) has cleared the H4 Proposed Rule

    The Office of Mangement and Business (OMB) has cleared the H4 Proposed Rule
    For few years now we have been fighting for the H4 EAD rule and we have always requested that the rule be cleared through Executive powers which means directly through the office of the President.  The rule has been pending and a group…
Rank this Week: 2253

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers,…

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Blog

Covers safety and personal injury news.

http://harrispersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Automatic Emergency Braking Systems for New Car

    Automatic Emergency Braking Systems for New Car
    Automatic Emergency Braking Systems for New Cars The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release regarding state-of-the-art technology that is expected to save lives across the nation. U.S.…
  • Jan 26

    Bicyclist Injured by Unlicensed Driver

    Bicyclist Injured by Unlicensed Driver
    Bicyclist Injured by Unlicensed Driver On Thursday morning, a bicyclist was struck and injured by an unlicensed driver in Santa Maria. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened near College Drive and Betteravia Road.…
  • Jan 26

    Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed

    Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed
    Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed Last Saturday, a pickup truck hit and killed a tow truck driver and injured another in San Marcos. According to ABC News Channel 10, the incident happened at about 7:00 a.m. on State Route 78, when two tow…
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Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Holiday DUI Checkpoints Planed in San Rafael

    Holiday DUI Checkpoints Planed in San Rafael
    The City of San Rafael Police Department will be conducting drunk driving checkpoints and special DUI patrols this holiday season. The driving under the influence patrols and driving while impaired checkpoints will run through January 1,…
  • Dec 14

    November 2014 Bay Area Traffic Court Result

    November 2014 Bay Area Traffic Court Result
    LAW OFFICE OF JOHN STANKO, Inc. ________________________________________ TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS October 2014 COURT CHARGE RESULT Marin Speeding. Reduced to a no pointer! Marin Speeding, Out of State driver. Traffic school allowed. Marin…
  • Dec 13

    October 2014 Traffic Court Result

    October 2014 Traffic Court Result
    LAW OFFICE OF JOHN STANKO, Inc. ________________________________________ TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS October 2014 COURT CHARGE RESULT Marin Failure to yield to a pedestrian. Dismissed! Marin Speeding on Hwy. 101. Dismissed! Marin Speeding. Reduced…
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The Appellate Practitioner

The Appellate Practitioner

Covers appellate practice in California and the Ninth Circuit. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.appellatepractitioner.com/
  • Mar 23

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner
    Over the past couple of months, I haven't had time to keep The Appellate Practitioner updated in the way I'd like to. Therefore, I am putting the blog on hiatus for the time being. Please visit my primary blog, The UCL Practitioner, which I…
  • Jan 5

    "A High Court Training Regimen"

    "A High Court Training Regimen"
    Friday's Recorder had an article on a new moot program being organized at U.C. Berkeley for attorneys with California Supreme Court cases. It sounds very similar to what Professor Myron Moskovitz has been doing at Golden Gate University…
  • Dec 8

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"
    Slate has an interesting jurisprudence essay on the impact of amicus filings at the U.S. Supreme Court level. Adam Chandler, "The Early Brief Gets the Worm: Liberal groups are ceding a key way to influence the Supreme Court," Slate (Dec. 5,…
Rank this Week: 2299

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    California Wage and Hour Law

    California Wage and Hour Law
    Depending on the length of a particular shift, employees may be entitled to a meal and/or rest break. If an employee is entitled to a meal break, it must be at least 30 minutes and the employee cannot have any job duties to perform during…
  • Jan 16

    Forming a Nonprofit Organization 501(c)3: Common Question

    Forming a Nonprofit Organization 501(c)3: Common Question
    If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit, there are some steps to take before you begin. Forming a nonprofit organization is much like starting a regular corporation, except there are several additional steps you must take to…
  • Jan 9

    7 New Laws in 2015

    7 New Laws in 2015
    January 1st brought 930 new California laws which are enforceable in the new year. We’d like to share some of the new and relevant laws for 2015 that may affect you and your business activities. Here are 7 new federal and California…
Rank this Week: 2305

Nation of Immigrants

Nation of Immigrants

Covers immigration news, laws and policies. By Carl Shusterman.

http://shusterman.typepad.com/nation-of-immigrants/
  • Feb 23

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut
    The word “astronaut” is derived from the Greek word meaning “space sailor” and refers specifically to members of the United States’ space program, NASA. “Space sailors” in other parts of the world have different names, such as…
  • Feb 22

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion
    After 9 months of labor, our new website was born on February 17th. I hope that you will agree that after 16 years of being a content-rich, but a rather ugly-looking site, the new site is considerably better looking. I also hope that the site…
  • Feb 14

    Test Post

    Test Post
     
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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/
  • Jan 23

    Does It Really Matter If Students Can't Be Expelled Or Suspended For Willful Defiance Or Disruption?

    Does It Really Matter If Students Can't Be Expelled Or Suspended For Willful Defiance Or Disruption?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Recently, the suspension and expulsion codes of California were altered to take "willfully defied" and "disrupted" out of the mix as bases for expulsion (any grade) and…
  • Jan 13

    How To Consent To Some, But Not All, Of An IEP Document

    How To Consent To Some, But Not All, Of An IEP Document
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995 With special education, the magic document is the Individualized Education Program document, simply called the "IEP."  [The IEP document is different from the IEP…
  • Dec 3

    Expulsion Rights: Why Don't They Care About Other Students' Punishments When Punishing My Child?

    Expulsion Rights: Why Don't They Care About Other Students' Punishments When Punishing My Child?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995When a parent suddenly faces the terrible fact that their child is up for expulsion from school, the question always arises: why is my son or daughter being expelled for X…
Rank this Week: 2321

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Clients Who Don’t Mediate Have Lawyers Who Are Fool

    Clients Who Don’t Mediate Have Lawyers Who Are Fool
    Recently, a litigant refused to mediate their dispute, ultimately losing in court and paying the attorney's fees of the prevailing party.
  • Jan 15

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction
    California escrows perform an important role in modern real estate and business transactions. While escrow holders are not exempt from negligence, many escrows have made such an argument, contending that they cannot commit negligence so…
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
Rank this Week: 2342

3D Internet Law Blog

3D Internet Law Blog

Covers intellectual property and contracts in virtual worlds and multiuser online games. By Stephen Wu.

http://www.3dinternetlaw.com/index.html
  • Jul 17

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life
    Last week, Linden Research changed its policy on skills games in the Second Life® virtual world. Now, game creators and game operators can obtain a license to offer games and to operate games in Second Life. Players, region owners,…
  • Feb 2

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie
    While the virtual reality market seems to be quiet, the augmented reality is starting to grow. With Google Glass and new competitors on the horizon, people are turning to wearable computers. Wearable computers in the form factor of glasses…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice
    This past week, on September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 568, legislation enacted to protect minors online. The law is most famous for providing a so-called “Internet eraser” mechanism. The idea of…
Rank this Week: 2349

Social Security Disability…

Social Security Disability Advocates in Los Angeles

Covers social security disability benefits and claims. By Mesriani Law Group.

http://socialsecuritydisabilityadvocates.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    5 States that Rely on Social Security Benefits the Most

    5 States that Rely on Social Security Benefits the Most
    Ever since, millions of Americans rely on social security benefits for a living. In fact, in some states, it turns out that a greater proportion of their populations are depended on social security benefits to supplement their daily incomes.…
  • Nov 20

    Food Stamp Cuts Devalues Recent Social Security Benefit Increase

    Food Stamp Cuts Devalues Recent Social Security Benefit Increase
    Although many of the Social Security Benefit recipients were delighted with the recent increase in Cost-of-living Adjustment (COLA), some of them remain mum as the food stamp cut devalues the recent benefit raise. Last month, the Social…
  • Nov 6

    SSA Finally Announces Social Security Benefit Increase for 2014

    SSA Finally Announces Social Security Benefit Increase for 2014
    Image gives credit to © BRADLEY C BOWER/AP/Corbis.After various rumors and speculations regarding the automatic social security benefit increase for next year, the Social Security Administration has finally announced the exact amount of…
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