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Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Apr 15

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument
    Oral arguments in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032, took place before the California Supreme Court on April 3, 2014 (Mr. Iskanian is represented by Capstone Law APC). Previously, the Court of Appeal had affirmed an…
  • Apr 7

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case
    On March 20, 2014, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action against Hilton, based on violations of the California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”) by recording incoming customer…
  • Apr 1

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in ATM Sticker Notice Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in ATM Sticker Notice Case
    On March 10, 2014, the Supreme Court denied a certiorari petition in First National Bank of Wahoo v. Charvat, No. 13-679 (8th Cir. 2013), a case involving the core question of whether a statutory violation is enough to confer Article III…
Rank this Week: 2987

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Former Minor League Baseball Player Dies in Crash

    Former Minor League Baseball Player Dies in Crash
     Former Baseball Player Dies High in Crash On February 14th a former minor league baseball player did in a South Bay car crash. Thirty-seven year old, Christian Franco had drugs in his system as well as a high blood alcohol content. The…
  • Apr 14

    21 Year Old Woman Dies in Crash, Unknown Cause

    21 Year Old Woman Dies in Crash, Unknown Cause
    Unknown Cause of Vehicle Crash Kills a Young Woman On Sunday, April 13 a twenty-one year old woman sadly died after her car had overturned on State Route 78 in the San Marcos area. The car had hit a tree as it overturned. According to the…
  • Apr 11

    Single Vehicle Crash on SeaWorld Drive

    Single Vehicle Crash on SeaWorld Drive
    One Car Crash On SeaWorld Drive On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 there was a single car crash near SeaWorld that left one person dead. The police say that the woman was driving a red pickup truck on the southbound Interstate 5. She then veered off…
Rank this Week: 2116

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3627

Orange County Injury Attorney Blog

Orange County Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, car safety tips and travel safety information. By Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.

http://www.orangecountyinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Perils of Semi-Truck Accidents: How To Determine Fault?

    The Perils of Semi-Truck Accidents: How To Determine Fault?
    While it may be hard to believe, around 170,000 individuals are injured every year in trucking accidents. Further, one eighth of all auto-related deaths involve large commercial freighters. So why don't you hear more about these commonplace…
  • Apr 9

    Pedestrian Saved by Placentia Good Samaritan

    Pedestrian Saved by Placentia Good Samaritan
    In a case of miraculous tragedy, a Good Samaritan saved a pedestrian from sure death late Saturday evening in Placentia. The pedestrian was clipped by a car at the intersection of Melrose and La Jolla streets and lay unconscious in the road…
  • Apr 7

    Another Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accident in Huntington Beach

    Another Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accident in Huntington Beach
    Orange County residents had to endue yet another horrific hit-and-run bicycle accident over the weekend. It seems there is no end in sight for such an alarming trend that is taking the lives of many innocent, unsuspecting individuals. The…
Rank this Week: 3212

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Apr 14

    Are electronic signatures valid in the employment setting?

    Are electronic signatures valid in the employment setting?
    Generally, yes, and surprisingly this is one area that legislation is well ahead of the general adoption of the technical capabilities available in the marketplace. For example, in 1999 the California Legislature enacted the Uniform…
  • Feb 26

    Interviewed for KTLA news story about employers' use of social media in the workplace

    Interviewed for KTLA news story about employers' use of social media in the workplace
    I was interviewed for a news story that aired on KTLA here in Los Angeles about employer’s use of social media in evaluating applicants and employees. I’ve been writing and speaking about this topic for at least five years now,…
  • Feb 6

    Are on-duty meal periods valid in California?

    Are on-duty meal periods valid in California?
    As many California employers know, ignoring or failing to comply with the requirements of providing meal and rest breaks in California can create huge liability for companies. California law does allow for “on-duty” meal periods,…
Rank this Week: 1402

Plaintiffs-Advocate

Plaintiffs-Advocate

Covers personal injury. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://plaintiffsadvocate.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3478

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching. By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Apr 14

    ASKING A GROUP

    ASKING A GROUP
    For the last couple of weeks we have been working on just plain old asking for what we want.  Now let’s explore asking a group for something we want.  Here we can use some of our techniques for public speaking to think about…
  • Apr 7

    ASKING IS GETTING

    ASKING IS GETTING
    Ever hear the old phrase “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”?    Well, its true.  Last week you were tasked with asking one person for what you wanted.  Did you do that?  Did you think about…
  • Mar 31

    ASKING FOR BUSINESS

    ASKING FOR BUSINESS
    Some attorneys, especially women, think that asking for business is right up there with being a really bad person.  The Yellow Paper Series at nextion.com  published a recent article which followed a research project to find out if…
Rank this Week: 2129

California Corporate & Business…

California Corporate & Business Law Blog

Reports on California corporations, start-ups, and small businesses. By Soofi Legal Counsel.

http://business.soofilc.com
  • Apr 14

    Cybersecurity Requirements Businesses Should Demand from Vendor

    Cybersecurity Requirements Businesses Should Demand from Vendor
    With massive data breaches that have recently wreaked havoc on privacy concerns among U.S. businesses and consumers, a growing number of companies are now demanding that vendors fill out questionnaires to show proof of cybersecurity measures.…
  • Apr 9

    Disney’s Frozen Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Snowman and Hungry Moose Teaser

    Disney’s Frozen Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Snowman and Hungry Moose Teaser
    Disney’s Frozen is at the center of another copyright lawsuit.  Certainly, allegations of theft in Hollywood are common, but this one is unique in that it alleges a dispute with Frozen’s film teaser — not the film…
  • Apr 9

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment
    Kay Jewelers (Photo credit: JeepersMedia) Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry has been sued for massive gender discrimination and sexual harassment spanning nearly 15 years.  According…
Rank this Week: 1917

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/
  • Apr 14

    GM Recalls Recalled Cars for New Defect

    GM Recalls Recalled Cars for New Defect
    General Motors (“GM”) has issued a new recall to replace another part of the ignition mechanism in small cars that had already been recalled for faulty ignition switches.  The new recall is for 2003 to 2011 car models,…
  • Apr 8

    T-Mobile Settles Robocall Class Action Suit

    T-Mobile Settles Robocall Class Action Suit
    T-Mobile USA Inc. has agreed to settle a putative consumer class action in the amount of $5 million. The suit alleges that T-Mobile used autodialing technology to call non T-Mobile customers on their cellular telephones for telemarketing…
  • Apr 7

    Hotel Fees at the Center of Recent Class Action Investigation

    Hotel Fees at the Center of Recent Class Action Investigation
    A recent  investigation has been launched to explore the possibility of a class action lawsuit against hotel chains who engage in deceitful practices regarding hotel fees. Specifically, there have been numerous complaints over the…
Rank this Week: 1779

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2044

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    How Can Mediation Be Used in Business Disputes?

    How Can Mediation Be Used in Business Disputes?
    The court system is a way to resolve disputes that parties cannot resolve amongst themselves. It is a very costly system, in financial resources and time and energy not spent running your business. The vast majority of business litigation…
  • Apr 7

    Contract Enforcement in California

    Contract Enforcement in California
    Business couldn’t be conducted and businesses couldn’t exist without contracts of one kind or another. A contract is a binding agreement between parties for an exchange of things or services. It can be an exchange of money for a…
  • Mar 31

    What Should I Do Before Buying a Business?

    What Should I Do Before Buying a Business?
    Whether you own one business and want to buy another or instead of starting a business from the ground up you’re thinking of buying an existing business, you need to be careful to make sure you’re making the right decision. There…
Rank this Week: 2033

Ribbons and Red Tape

Ribbons and Red Tape

Discusses horses and the laws that affect the equine world. By Corinna M. W. Charlton.

http://ribbonsandredtape.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Keep 'em Safe on your Horse and Don't Lose $300 grand

    Keep 'em Safe on your Horse and Don't Lose $300 grand
    A recent equine law Florida case provides valuable insights into ways YOU can avoid liability when allowing anyone to ride your horse.It is such a shame that fear of liability has caused so many of us to become hyperaware and fearful of…
  • Apr 7

    Euthanize Moody Mares! And other thoughts on a crazy Court Decision

    Euthanize Moody Mares! And other thoughts on a crazy Court Decision
    Over on Twitter (come and follow me!) we've been having various discussions about the recent Connecticut court ruling.  If you haven't been brought up to speed- please make yourself aware of the case and its potential ramifications as…
  • Mar 31

    Marketing your Horse Business (a guest post!)

    Marketing your Horse Business (a guest post!)
    Are you a member of enough social media sites?  It certainly overwhelms me with how many sites I am told by various gurus that I should join.  Some of them really work for networking and promoting content!  But there is one old…
Rank this Week: 3356

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Apr 14

    Debt Is Holding You Back From Wealth

    Debt Is Holding You Back From Wealth
    You cannot spend your way to wealth, unless it’s a debt elimination plan. If there was a magic pill to getting rich, you would think that more people would be taking it, but that simply isn’t the truth.  The truth is that…
  • Apr 7

    The Curse Of The Red Queen

    The Curse Of The Red Queen
    Are you really in control of your financial future?  Every turn the economy takes, anywhere on the planet, changes your financial future.  The game is always changing; it’s evolutionary.  There’s an evolutionary…
  • Mar 31

    Student Loan Business Profits Buys Sallie Mae CEO A Golf Course

    Student Loan Business Profits Buys Sallie Mae CEO A Golf Course
    According to this article, the CEO of Sallie Mae has made so much money from the student loan business that he owns his very own golf course!  The article is entitled, Student Loans — Do Criminals Have More Rights? by attorney…
Rank this Week: 3583

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1716

Legal Salad

Legal Salad

Covers new developments and various caveats in bankruptcy law. By the Law Offices of Victoria Maydanik.

http://www.lawyervictoria.com/bankruptcy-attorney-blog/
  • Apr 13

    What can you do about wage garnishment?

    What can you do about wage garnishment?
    With a judgment in hand, a creditor can garnish the person’s wages. Typically, a creditor can take 25% of net earnings from each  pay check until the entire debt – plus collection fees – is paid off. What can you do if…
  • Feb 8

    21 things NOT to do at the 341 Meeting of Creditor

    21 things NOT to do at the 341 Meeting of Creditor
    If you file a bankruptcy petition, you will normally be required to attend one court meeting, called 341 Meeting of Creditors.  This meeting is a very important step to getting your debts discharged. 341 Meeting is brief and…
  • Jan 14

    Are you affected by the new California law on collecting old debt?

    Are you affected by the new California law on collecting old debt?
    If you live in California and have old debt – debt that you have not been able to make payments on for the last few years – you may be affected by the new California law regarding debt collection. For many common types of debts…
Rank this Week: 3821

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/
Rank this Week: 1572

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Apr 13

    Collection Statute of Limitation

    Collection Statute of Limitation
    QUESTION: What is the statute of limitations for collecting delinquent assessments? ANSWER: Statutes of limitations (SOL) are laws that restrict the time period within which legal proceedings may be brought. For example, if a driver runs a…
  • Apr 6

    Free Speech and Porn

    Free Speech and Porn
    QUESTION: Our HOA held an election but never received the results. I heard about it through the grapevine. I emailed the board and never received a reply. I was of the understanding that election results are supposed to be published. ANSWER:…
  • Mar 23

    Drunk Board Member

    Drunk Board Member
    QUESTION: What do you do about a board member who shows up drunk at meetings? ANSWER: To avoid personal liability for their actions/decisions, directors must perform their fiduciary duties “with such care, including reasonable inquiry,…
Rank this Week: 2105

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    No good can come of thi

    No good can come of thi
    A few years back, the Obama administration delivered a new program to "stimulate" the economy.  They called it the Car Allowance Rebate System (aka "cash for clunkers").  Basically, you turn in your old, beat-up, smog spewing…
  • Apr 8

    Down but not out

    Down but not out
    So, the other day as I was getting my law Librarian groove on, I had a patron come up to me with a dilemma.  Seems he had filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court, had lost, and was now in the process of appealing that decision. …
  • Mar 30

    Everyone talk

    Everyone talk
    One of the things that I had to get used to being a law Librarian was the fact that people often treat me like their priest.  They will often will tell me things that they wouldn't dare tell their beautician.  Everyone has something…
Rank this Week: 3682

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Tips for Choosing a Southern California Nursing Home for A Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

    Tips for Choosing a Southern California Nursing Home for A Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease
    The decision to place a loved one with Alzheimer's disease into a Southern California nursing home is a difficult decision. However, you may feel more comfortable about the decision if you've done your homework to research nursing homes in…
  • Apr 6

    Feeding Tubes in Southern California Nursing Home

    Feeding Tubes in Southern California Nursing Home
    Thousands of elders reside in nursing homes in Southern California. Many of them require a feeding tube temporarily, or even on a permanent basis. Feeding tubes may prove the only source of nutrition for some residents of California nursing…
  • Mar 29

    Wandering In Nursing Homes: What You Need To Know

    Wandering In Nursing Homes: What You Need To Know
    According to the World Health Organization, dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people. Dementia, which is a syndrome in which there is a deterioration in memory, behavior and thinking, causes many who…
Rank this Week: 2807

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

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

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

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

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

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

    Obstruction of Justice Charges in California

    Obstruction of Justice Charges in California
    In California as in every state, the judicial system’s integrity hinges on honest actions by participants, without fear of reprisals; when a participant does not act honestly, he or she may be charged with obstruction of justice. …
Rank this Week: 2113

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Apr 11

    The Educational-Entertainment Complex exposed, under fire

    The Educational-Entertainment Complex exposed, under fire
    By Guest Blogger:  Matthew A. Kaufman The National Labor Relations Board recently publicized the NCAA’s playbook.  For sports fans, the NLRB revealed all the things that we kind of knew (or should have known) were true, but…
  • Apr 8

    Equal Pay Day and the elusive gender pay gap

    Equal Pay Day and the elusive gender pay gap
    By Elizabeth Kristen April 8, 2014, is “Equal Pay Day” in the United States. On average, women earn less than men. In fact, in 2012, full-time working women earned only 77% of what men made. That means the average woman must work…
  • Apr 2

    Pillage in private: Raiders try to punt cheerleader wage claims into arbitration

    Pillage in private: Raiders try to punt cheerleader wage claims into arbitration
    Employee and consumer advocates have been screaming for years about the harsh realities of arbitration clauses.  We’ve decried them for being secret; for being unfair; and unconscionable and unconstitutional.  Like the frog in…
Rank this Week: 1998

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Never Wait Until the Last Minute to Make a Will

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

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

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

    Family Heirlooms Can Lead to Family Litigation

    Family Heirlooms Can Lead to Family Litigation
    We often read stories about heirs fighting over a deceased relative's multimillion-dollar fortune. But some estate disputes arise over seemingly trivial matters. The common thread in many of these disputes is insufficient direction from the…
Rank this Week: 1245

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

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

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

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

    California Parent Seeks Restraining Order Against Nine Year-Old

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

    Michigan Teacher Files Suit After Order for Psychological Exam

    Michigan Teacher Files Suit After Order for Psychological Exam
    Whether or not a public school district can require a teacher to submit to psychological examination is at the heart of a lawsuit recently filed in Michigan. The math teacher from Huron High School, who remains anonymous in the filing, states…
Rank this Week: 2329

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

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

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

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

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery

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

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

    Book Excerpt: PERM process for employment green cards from Immigration Law in the Workplace
    Foreign workers applying for permanent resident (green card) status under certainclassifications, such as the employment based third preference classification(EB-3) and employment based second preference classification (EB-2), except for…
Rank this Week: 1088

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

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

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

    Tragic Orland Bus Truck Accident

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

    Sacramento Car Accidents: Children on the Road

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

    Inflatable Bicycle Helmet

    Inflatable Bicycle Helmet
    The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 677 cyclists were killed and 48,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2011. Wearing a helmet is the most effective means of protecting against a head injury.…
Rank this Week: 3579

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Update: 10 Killed in Orland, California Bus Accident

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

    Northern California Bus Accident With Fed-Ex Truck Kills 9

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

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

    Pasadena Big Rig Truck Accidents Caused by Rain - No Serious Injurie
    Fortunately, after two Pasadena big rig truck freeway accidents this week, caused by the overnight rain that came down both nights, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that no occupants of the big rig trucks or other people on the freeway…
Rank this Week: 4668

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

    Redlands, CA VA Benefit

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

    Estate Administration: Who Does The Legwork?

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

    Engage A VA Accredited Elder Law Attorney

    Engage A VA Accredited Elder Law Attorney
    The legal profession spans many different specialties, and each individual attorney is generally going to be an expert in a particular aspect of the law. This is something to keep in mind when you are interested in planning ahead for...
Rank this Week: 1633

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury…

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury Blog

Covers incidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.

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

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

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

    General Motors (GM) Recall for Loss of Power Steering

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

    Fitbit Lawsuit

    Fitbit Lawsuit
    The Fitbit Force is a dangerous, defective product causing skin burns,blisters, open wounds, skin cracking, peeling, and tissue and nerve damage, among other injuries. The Fitbit Force has already injured thousands of customers who trusted…
Rank this Week: 3474

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1218

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

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

    Filing Bankruptcy without Your Spouse in California, Part 2

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

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

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

    Can I Buy a Vehicle During a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Can I Buy a Vehicle During a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    Chapter 13 "adjustment of debts" is an incredibly good tool for dealing with many situations, often much better than Chapter 7 "straight bankruptcy." If you owe income or property taxes, are behind on child support or your mortgage, have a…
Rank this Week: 4590

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including H-1B visas. By Cornerstone Law Group.

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

    H-1B Cap Met in a Quick 5 Day

    H-1B Cap Met in a Quick 5 Day
    This year’s H-1B cap was reached in a mere 5 days, a rate rapid enough to aggravate members of the Silicon Valley tech industry. The speed at which the cap was met indicates the great need for skilled foreign workers, especially…
  • Mar 3

    How to Update or Correct Your Immigration Record

    How to Update or Correct Your Immigration Record
    USCIS identifies 5 ways to update or correct immigration records, depending on which document must be changed. Employees should be aware of each of these ways, especially after the resolution of an E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC).…
  • Feb 28

    March 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    March 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The new visa bulletin is out at this link: March 2014 Visa Bulletin Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries, except India (November 15, 2004) and China (February…
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The May Firm Blog

The May Firm Blog

Covers issues related to personal injury cases.

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

    California Drunk Driving Accidents | DUI Injury Attorney

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

    California Drunk Driving Accidents | DUI Injury Attorney

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

    How To Find An Injury Lawyer In San Luis Obispo

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

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

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

    Unique Discrimination Risk--Recent Employment Law Case

    Unique Discrimination Risk--Recent Employment Law Case
    A recent federal court ruling offers a good reminder of the many unique claims that may be made against employers by their unhappy employees. All Sacramento business owners--from established enterprises to start ups--should be familiar with…
  • Apr 2

    Employer Obligations: Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilitie

    Employer Obligations: Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilitie
    Many business owners, particularly start-ups, remain unaware of the complex legal issues involved in employer-employee relationships. It is critical to have guidance on these matters, to understand your risks, rights, and obligation as an…
  • Mar 20

    What California Landlords and Business Tenants Should Know About Renewal Options in Commercial Lease

    What California Landlords and Business Tenants Should Know About Renewal Options in Commercial Lease
    Landlords and business tenants entering into commercial leases in California should be aware of the legal issues surrounding lease renewal options. One of the best ways to do this it to examine two cases that have dealt with California…
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San Francisco Injury Attorney Blog

San Francisco Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Liability in Rear-end Accident

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

    California Man Will Face Civil and Criminal Cases Following Auto Accident

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

    Business Patrons Injured Inside a Store Have Multiple Legal Option

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

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    Landlords Selling Tenant Occupied Property: Open Houses, Showings and Realtor

    Landlords Selling Tenant Occupied Property: Open Houses, Showings and Realtor
    California landlords wanting to sell their tenant occupied properties need to abide by the tenant rights found in California Civil Code Section 1954.  Essentially, landlords are allowed to show the property to prospective buyers so long…
  • Mar 26

    House of Horrors: Landlords Go To Jail For Outlandis Eviction Effort

    House of Horrors: Landlords Go To Jail For Outlandis Eviction Effort
    House of HorrorsPolice called a husband and wife that owned an apartment building San Francisco "landlords from hell."  The district attorney likened their actions to a plot line in a horror movie.  This landlord couple simply…
  • Mar 13

    Wondering Which Neighbor Has to Pay for Broken Fence in California?

    Wondering Which Neighbor Has to Pay for Broken Fence in California?
    California has updated its fencing laws between adjoining landowners.  The new statute is is called the Good Neighbor Fence Act of 2013.  Part of me is sad that California has to legislate how to be a good neighbor. Here are the…
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California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
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the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Apr 8

    Arbitration agreement that arguably applied California law on the issue of enforceability is, ironically, unenforceable

    Arbitration agreement that arguably applied California law on the issue of enforceability is, ironically, unenforceable
    It's been a while since I have posted here.  It's not for lack of interest in finding something appropriate to address, but the interesting decisions have been few and far between.  Plus this "start your own firm" thing tends to eat…
  • Feb 27

    You can look at maps on your cellphone in California

    You can look at maps on your cellphone in California
    As a victim (who later prevailed at trial) of law enforcement over-reach regarding the various Vehicle Code provisions relating to cell phones, it is nice to see some common sense out there (it is rare these days).  In People v. Spriggs…
  • Feb 23

    Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available

    Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available
    Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now published (a bit earlier in the day than usual).  Episode 9 guests are Jennifer Zargarof of Sidley and Eric B. Kingsley of Kingsley & Kingsley.  Show topics include discussions of…
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California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

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

    On the Difficulty of Dauberting Antitrust Economist

    On the Difficulty of Dauberting Antitrust Economist
    It’s difficult.  Despite a valiant effort, the defendants in In re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation, 2014 U.S. Dist. Lexis 47181 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 4, 2014) (Koh, J.), failed to exclude the expert testimony of…
  • Mar 31

    UC Hastings — Antitrust and IP

    UC Hastings — Antitrust and IP
    I’m pleased to have spoken today to a group of law students at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law on the intersection of antitrust and IP law.  It was nice to see an almost-full lecture hall — lots of…
  • Mar 18

    Book Review: Louis Kaplow’s Competition Policy and Price Fixing

    Book Review: Louis Kaplow’s Competition Policy and Price Fixing
    Undoubtedly you’ve seen television commercials by a well-known insurance company where one character turns to another and says: “you can save 15% or more in 15 minutes.” The other character then replies: “everyone…
Rank this Week: 2724

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

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

    Blithely We Go

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

    The Suspicion Tax

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

    We Are Not Nice People

    We Are Not Nice People
    We are not nice people. And by “we,” I hope you do not erroneously come to the conclusion that I meant to exclude you. At least — or, more accurately, I should say “particularly”–  in the United…
Rank this Week: 1421

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

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

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 8

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

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

    Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system

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

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

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

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Apr 8

    Same-Sex Harassment Suit Settled By the EEOC

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

    $4.4 Million Settlement in Canon Wage and Hour Class Action

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

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

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

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    401(k) Beneficiary Problems for Palm Springs Resident

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

    Estate Planning Lessons from the Rich and Famou

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

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

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

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

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

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

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

    Beware of Penalty Clauses In California Contract

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

    My Week of Jury Duty

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