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Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal.

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • May 17

    Talks of Ending Birthright Citizenship

    Talks of Ending Birthright Citizenship
    Generally, every child born in the United States is granted American citizenship. This is known as birthright citizenship. This policy has recently been the subject of scrutiny as many opponents of birthright citizenship have expressed…
  • May 4

    Cross-Chargeability, if applicable, May shorten the Wait Time to Apply for a Green Card

    Cross-Chargeability, if applicable, May shorten the Wait Time to Apply for a Green Card
    The last step when applying for a green card for applicants already in the United States on a non-immigrant temporary visa is the process of adjusting one’s status from the temporary nonimmigrant visa to a permanent immigrant visa. When…
  • Apr 27

    New Case Challenges New H-4 Regulation That Would Allow Spouses to Work in U.S.

    New Case Challenges New H-4 Regulation That Would Allow Spouses to Work in U.S.
    A few weeks ago we blogged about a new regulation allowing H-4 visa holders (dependents of H-1B visa holders) to work in the United States. However, a case has just been filed in Washington D.C. federal court challenging this…
Rank this Week: 1434

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • May 17

    Sued By A Debt Collector? Stand Up and Fight Back

    Sued By A Debt Collector? Stand Up and Fight Back
    Bogus debt collection lawsuits have become big business for unscrupulous lenders and down-stream debt collectors. All too often, borrowers do not fight back against abusive debt collection practices. But when they do, it can be bad news for…
  • May 14

    Exploding Airbags, Exploding Recall

    Exploding Airbags, Exploding Recall
    The story of exploding Takata airbags just gets worse and worse. We previously wrote about this problem here and here. Now it looks like the recall itself can't be contained. Early efforts to limit its effect to certain makes and models,…
  • May 11

    Driverless Cars: A Preview

    Driverless Cars: A Preview
    It was eerie. I was driving along the freeway between San Francisco and San Jose, comfortably guided under cruise control, when I noticed a car smoothly glide by on my left. Its occupants were engaged in conversation. They were not looking…
Rank this Week: 976

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • May 17

    A week of reinventing the wheel in a system too complicated to administer.

    A week of reinventing the wheel in a system too complicated to administer.
    Time and time again immigration lawyers like to tell you how complicated the immigration laws are.  Often the motivation for saying this is to encourage people to hire a lawyer. While hiring a lawyer may help to avoid the procedural…
  • Apr 30

    What if he was a foreigner?

    What if he was a foreigner?
    David Howell Patraeus On April 23, 2015, David Howell Petraeus pled guilty to violating 18 USC 1924, which states: (a) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office,…
  • Apr 12

    Prosecutorial discretion in immigration court still should be going strong

    Prosecutorial discretion in immigration court still should be going strong
    On August 6, 2015, Brian M. O’Leary, the Chief Immigration Judge, the head of the immigration judges,  and Riah Ramlogan, the Acting Principal legal Advisor for ICE, ICE’s head of its immigration court prosecutors, both…
Rank this Week: 5071

The May Firm Blog

The May Firm Blog

Covers issues related to personal injury cases.

http://www.mayfirm.com/blog/
  • May 16

    What To Expect From a Personal Injury Settlement

    What To Expect From a Personal Injury Settlement
    What Is a ? A personal injury settlement is reached when the plaintiff agrees in writing to permanently drop their legal case against the defendant in exchange for financial compensation from the defendant, the terms of which are also spelled…
  • May 14

    Motorcycle Accident: How Inattentional Blindness Can Result In Catastrophic Injury

    Motorcycle Accident: How Inattentional Blindness Can Result In Catastrophic Injury
     The following article will explain how and why “inattentional blindness” is often an important factor in motorcycle accident personal injury cases. One of the most common types of motorcycle accidents occurs when the driver…
  • Jun 4

    When to Hire a Fatal Bicycle Accident Attorney

    When to Hire a Fatal Bicycle Accident Attorney
    Bicycle Accident Fatality Lawyers | The May Firm The seventh most popular recreational activity in the U.S. brought in $7.2 billion in new and used equipment sales in 2012 with an estimated 40 million Americans participating a minimum of six…
Rank this Week: 3447

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law Group, P.C.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • May 15

    Preparing for the First Meeting with your Probate Attorney

    Preparing for the First Meeting with your Probate Attorney
    The untimely passing of a loved one is difficult enough, let alone getting through the legal nightmare that is probate.   First, the main functions of probate are to collect and manage all the assets subject to probate and to pay…
  • May 7

    Partnership

    Partnership
    Choosing what type of entity your business will be is an essential part of business planning.  A partnership is two or more people working together for a profit.  There are two basic types of partnerships, general partnerships and…
  • Feb 7

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 2)

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we discussed the non-legal issues that can influence where to incorporate, such as financial, convenience of where they are doing business, and continuing operations.  Now we will discuss some of the legal considerations for…
Rank this Week: 1622

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2183

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • May 15

    $500,000 Recovery In 2015 Dollars For Child Molestation: “Took Every Penny the Molester Had”

    $500,000 Recovery In 2015 Dollars For Child Molestation: “Took Every Penny the Molester Had”
    Molestation Case Against Stepfather Settled for San Jose Woman San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday, January 18, 1984 By Allyn Stone A young San Jose woman who was sexually molested by her stepfather nine years ago was awarded $210,000 worth of…
  • Apr 24

    Nearly One Million Trek Bicycles Recalled

    Nearly One Million Trek Bicycles Recalled
    After three reported incidents, one of which left a rider paralyzed, Trek has issued a recall of nearly one million bicycles across the United States and Canada. According to a recent article by Time Magazine, the bicycles in question have…
  • Apr 20

    Headgear for Girls’ Lacrosse

    Headgear for Girls’ Lacrosse
    Girls’ Lacrosse in Florida is the latest organized sport to adopt protective headgear for players. According to a recent New York Times article, Florida became the first state to require protective headgear for high school girls’…
Rank this Week: 3529

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury law. By The Law Offices of Stephen M. Fuerch.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2646

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/
  • May 15

    When Commercial Tenants File for Bankruptcy

    When Commercial Tenants File for Bankruptcy
    Because federal bankruptcy law preempts California landlord/tenant law, it's important that commercial landlords and tenants alike understand the process when a tenant has filed for (or is considering filing for) bankruptcy. The timing of a…
  • May 13

    Selling Shares of Stock in Your Privately Held Corporation

    Selling Shares of Stock in Your Privately Held Corporation
    Whether or not to sell shares in a privately held corporation is often hotly debated among shareholders. In most cases, the shareholders are seeking a necessary cash infusion either because initial funding has run out before the company could…
  • Apr 28

    What is Gross Negligence in Indemnification Clauses?

    What is Gross Negligence in Indemnification Clauses?
    Commercial tenants are often perplexed when they realize that under the terms of their lease, they are responsible for damages that occur on the leased premises even if caused by the landlord's own negligence. In most cases, the landlord's…
Rank this Week: 4484

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

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

    Multiple Crashes in California

    Multiple Crashes in California
     Weekend Crashes in California   You have got to love that weekend traffic. You try to be safe no matter what you do while driving but sometimes you can’t prevent or escape a traffic accident. The weekends are especially bad…
  • May 8

    Bicycle Accidents in California

    Bicycle Accidents in California
    Male Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle and In Critical Condition   According to the local authorities, a seventy-three year old had been hospitalized due to being in a grave condition on Saturday morning after he was struck by a vehicle as he…
  • May 1

    Weekend Hit and Run Incident

    Weekend Hit and Run Incident
    Hit and Run Incidents That Happened Over The Weekend   The weekend traffic issue always happens. Weekends are always busy and there is probably at least one or two crashes a weekend. The first incident I’ll be writing about is a…
Rank this Week: 2581

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/
  • May 14

    Showing Proper Respect for Death Certificate

    Showing Proper Respect for Death Certificate
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the “Respect After Death Act.” This law requires persons completing a death certificate to report the deceased person's correct “gender identity.” The law, sponsored by California…
  • May 12

    Understanding Advance Health Care Directives and “Living Wills”

    Understanding Advance Health Care Directives and “Living Wills”
    You often hear the term “living will” used to describe a document outlining a person's wishes in the event they become incapacitated or are otherwise unable to communicate with medical personnel. Actually, a living will is not a…
  • Apr 10

    “Undue Influence” Can Undo Your Estate Planning Intention

    “Undue Influence” Can Undo Your Estate Planning Intention
    Your deathbed is not the right place to make a will or begin the estate planning process. Individuals who are hospitalized or dying are often subject to the undue influence of others. California courts may invalidate a will or other estate…
Rank this Week: 1556

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 14

    New Law Regarding Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance

    New Law Regarding Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance
    Possession Of A Controlled Substance Now A Misdemeanor In California, possession or a controlled substance use to be a “wobbler” meaning that it could be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type of drug and…
  • Apr 28

    What Constitutes Sexual Battery In California

    What Constitutes Sexual Battery In California
    Penal Code Section 243.4 defines sexual battery as follows:  Any person who touches an intimate part of another person while that person is unlawfully restrained by the accused or an accomplice, and if the touching is against…
  • Apr 9

    The Different Faces of Insurance Fraud in California

    The Different Faces of Insurance Fraud in California
    Insurance fraud is any act committed with the intent to obtain a fraudulent outcome from an insurance process. This may occur when a claimant attempts to obtain some benefit or advantage to which they are not otherwise entitled, or when an…
Rank this Week: 1301

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • May 14

    IRS Loses Couple’s Tax Return, Blames the Couple

    IRS Loses Couple’s Tax Return, Blames the Couple
    In a complaint filed April 30 in the US Court of Federal Claims, John and Dorothy Shea stated that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had erroneously denied their refund claim as untimely filed after the agency had admitted to losing the…
  • May 12

    False Tax Returns Increase Tenfold since 2010

    False Tax Returns Increase Tenfold since 2010
    Several million taxpayers - and the number is rising sharply—have had returns falsely filed in their name in recent years. New consumer-protection rules were supposed to make it easier for people to figure out what thieves have stolen.…
  • May 7

    Couple Assessed Penalty for Wasting IRS’s Time

    Couple Assessed Penalty for Wasting IRS’s Time
    Judge Albert G. Lauber ruled on April 15 that a Michigan couple, who failed to pay the full amount of taxes they owed for the years 2005 – 2008, had “wasted many hours of respondent’s time and of this Court’s…
Rank this Week: 2952

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • May 14

    The Pragmatic lawyer

    The Pragmatic lawyer
    I have always considered myself to be reasonable or a good sense of rough justice. A quick opinion of how things should end up. People have called me pragmatic many times during my 20 years as a lawyer. I will admit I didn’t know…
  • Apr 16

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case
    I got notice a couple weeks ago of a new case to help get Heggstad petitions approved. That is, petitions brought under California probate code section 850. The case is: Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance Filed  March 16, 2015, Fourth…
  • Apr 16

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case
    I got notice a couple weeks ago of a new case to help get Heggstad petitions approved. That is, petitions brought under California probate code section 850. The case is: Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance Filed  March 16, 2015, Fourth…
Rank this Week: 2957

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Erik Syverson, Partner at Raines Feldman.

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • May 13

    Nominative Use is a Powerful Defense in Trademark Infringement Keyword Advertising Case

    Nominative Use is a Powerful Defense in Trademark Infringement Keyword Advertising Case
    In trademark cases involving keyword advertising, the nominative use defense is often a powerful tool that leads to early success on summary judgment.  We recently had a case where we represented a payment processor review site.  At…
  • Apr 30

    Cyber Liability Insurance is Becoming a Necessity for Companies Large and Small

    Cyber Liability Insurance is Becoming a Necessity for Companies Large and Small
    One issue that often faces small to medium sized companies is whether or not to buy cyber liability insurance policies.  The need and market for such policies is developing.  In this post, I will provide an overview of the product…
  • Apr 27

    Amazon Files Lawsuit to Stop Astroturfing for Profit Operation

    Amazon Files Lawsuit to Stop Astroturfing for Profit Operation
    E-tail behemoth Amazon recently filed a lawsuit against Jay Gentile, a California resident offering positive Amazon reviews for a price, otherwise known as “astroturfing”.  Gentile offered his service via the domain name…
Rank this Week: 1260

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • May 13

    The Brady Case All Lawyer'd Up

    The Brady Case All Lawyer'd Up
    Here is the framework for the Tom Brady case...The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the NFL and the NFLPA, the Constitution and Bylaws of the NFL, and the Official Playing Rules of the NFL are in play... see Rule 2.One of…
  • May 8

    Commercial Truck Sales: Transfer of Ownership - Passing Title

    Commercial Truck Sales: Transfer of Ownership - Passing Title
    The term "ownership" generally refers to possession of title and the ability to convey that title to another.  The UCC says when title passes in the sale of a truck or trailer from the seller to the buyer.U.C.C. §§ 2-401(2) and…
  • Aug 18

    All-in-One Taco/Banana Stand

    All-in-One Taco/Banana Stand
    "There it is, dude," read the text  from my friend, "Across from Metro. Another dream stolen. All-in-one DUI law office and taco stand.  Left line for payments. Right line for sticky's, notarized Tahls and '2 for 1' burritos."Great…
Rank this Week: 4985

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
  • May 13

    Chapter 13 Can Help Your Co-Signer and Protect Them

    Chapter 13 Can Help Your Co-Signer and Protect Them
    WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL CHALLENGES WITH CO-SIGNED DEBTS? Co-signed debts present a number of issues if you are thinking about filing bankruptcy. First, there are risks in paying co-signed debts (or paying money to a co-signer directly) during…
  • Apr 28

    Discriminating in Favor of Co-Signed Debt

    Discriminating in Favor of Co-Signed Debt
    In a recent blog post I said that a Chapter 13 payment Plan can pay a co-signed debt in full, including interest, while paying little or nothing to the other "general unsecured" creditors. The practical benefits of this can be huge if you are…
  • Apr 9

    Can Creditors Pursue Me for Debts of My Deceased Spouse?

    Can Creditors Pursue Me for Debts of My Deceased Spouse?
    Because California is a “community property” state, in general both spouses are legally liable on the debts incurred by either spouse during a marriage. This means that, again in general, after the death of one spouse the…
Rank this Week: 3157

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • May 13

    DigitalDemocracy.org: an experiment in legislative transparency

    DigitalDemocracy.org: an experiment in legislative transparency
    Imagine if you could go to a website, type in a term, and find every mention of that term in hearings in the California legislature . . . and not only that, but have the site take you directly to video of the hearing with a rolling transcript…
  • May 7

    Maybe “iPad Judges” aren’t such a good idea?

    Maybe “iPad Judges” aren’t such a good idea?
    I’m no Luddite. I own a PC, a Macbook, an iPad, an iPhone, and a Kindle. (I’m not in the market for an Apple Watch, though.) Yet, I’m not thrilled that more and more judges (supposedly) are reading briefs and reviewing…
  • Mar 17

    A break for some shipmates and a lesson on drilling down on the standard of review

    A break for some shipmates and a lesson on drilling down on the standard of review
    As a graduate of the “Boat School” (or “Canoe U”), I went on alert as soon as I spotted a case in yesterday’s advance sheets regarding whether some local county employees’ time as U.S. Naval Academy…
Rank this Week: 1015

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2467

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit…

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit Center

Focuses on personal injury accidents.

http://accidentlawfirmblog.lawyer/
  • May 13

    Lawsuit Filed Against Social Workers by Home Schooling Mother

    Lawsuit Filed Against Social Workers by Home Schooling Mother
    The lawyer went to the prosecutor with the findings and the prosecutor dismissed the petition immediately. The social workers during the time they kept the children in foster care by keeping the medical reports out of the courts hand,…
  • May 3

    Wheaties, and Wrongful Death Finally Have a Connection

    Wheaties, and Wrongful Death Finally Have a Connection
    When I was growing up in the 70’s to the 80’s, Bruce Jenner was the “man.” It was interesting, that after all of that fame from being on a Wheaties cereal box (Click here to see a Picture), Friday a...Read more The…
  • May 3

    Understanding Structured Settlement

    Understanding Structured Settlement
    You can either receive the full amount as lump sum payment or receive regular payments from the insurance company of the defendant. This serves as a steady stream of income for you that continues for many years until the full settlement…
Rank this Week: 1329

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • May 12

    IRS Notice CP81

    IRS Notice CP81
    It is critically important to know your rights before interacting with the IRS. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: IRS NoticesNotices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsRead more…
  • May 12

    IRS Notice CP80

    IRS Notice CP80
    It is critically important to know your rights before interacting with the IRS. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: IRS NoticesNotices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsRead more…
  • May 12

    IRS Notice CP39

    IRS Notice CP39
    It is critical to know your rights before turning any information over to the IRS. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: IRS NoticesNotices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsRead more…
Rank this Week: 1512

San Francisco Mediation: A Better…

San Francisco Mediation: A Better Solution

Explores mediation as a better solution for resolving any type of dispute. By Paula M. Lawhon.

http://sfmediation.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    Integrative Mediation: How involving other professionals in your divorce can help

    Integrative Mediation: How involving other professionals in your divorce can help
    I was recently a guest on Chuck Finney's local public radio show "Your Legal Rights" along with psychologist Stacey Shuster, PhD. We discussed divorce mediation and premarital mediation as well as the integrative mediation model in…
  • Apr 28

    Our Family Law Mediation Team Has Expanded!

    Our Family Law Mediation Team Has Expanded!
    Our Family Law Mediation Team has expanded! We now have three attorneys providing full-time Family Law Mediation services in addition to our paralegal/office assistant. I am in my 16th year of law practice and in my 10th year as a Family Law…
  • Feb 22

    ADRNC Salute to Bay Area Mediator

    ADRNC Salute to Bay Area Mediator
    I recently had the pleasure of working with the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (ADRNC) in creating their Public Service Announcement called "The Salute to Bay Area Mediators." This Public Service…
Rank this Week: 2235

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: 1723

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

Comments of a 30-Year Former IRS Insider. By Mopsick Tax Law, LLP.

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3750

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • May 12

    Conservatorships/Mandatory/Refresher Probate Volunteer Panel Attorney Training

    Conservatorships/Mandatory/Refresher Probate Volunteer Panel Attorney Training
    On May 9, 2015, firm partner Yasha Bronshteyn attended the Conservatorship/PVP lecture presented by the Los Angeles County Bar Association.  This course provides an introduction and overview to attorneys new to or seeking to join the…
  • Mar 27

    Lunch With the Probate Judges – 2015

    Lunch With the Probate Judges – 2015
    On March 24, 2015, the panel of Probate Judges discussed the current state of Probate Court in Los Angeles County and addressed questions and concerns submitted by members of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Fortunately six probate judges…
  • Feb 20

    Conservators Can Petition the Court to Stop the Abuse of Elder or Dependent Adult

    Conservators Can Petition the Court to Stop the Abuse of Elder or Dependent Adult
    Firm partners, Alexander R. Ginzburg and Yasha Bronshteyn, attended the Elder Abuse Restraining Orders: Nuts, Bolts and Other Miscellany program which was presented on February 19, 2014, by the Los Angeles Bar Association-Trust…
Rank this Week: 3329

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • May 12

    The Art of Negotiation

    The Art of Negotiation
    A long time ago, when I was fairly new at law practice, I represented a plaintiff in a contentious sexual harassment case against a large company. After a series of pre-trial battles, the defendant's counsel opened the door to the possibility…
  • May 5

    Doug Noll show

    Doug Noll show
    I was interviewed recently by California mediator Doug Noll, on topics ranging from the business of mediation, to the decline in joint sessions, mediation confidentiality, and mediator certification. I also had a chance to trot out some of my…
  • Apr 19

    Applied decision theory

    Applied decision theory
    Richard Birke, a law professor at Willamette University, gave a talk at the ABA Dispute Resolution conference expressing frustration with the term "Alternative Dispute Resolution." The term is too limiting to describe the many ways that the…
Rank this Week: 4039

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: 3871

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat - A Professional Corporation.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • May 12

    Is Google Hiding the Ball on Accidents Stats for Their Self-Driving Cars?

    Is Google Hiding the Ball on Accidents Stats for Their Self-Driving Cars?
    Google’s self-driving cars are here, but if you are in a state other than California, you wouldn’t know it from personal experience. To this date, California is the only state to allow these vehicles to be tested on the open…
  • May 11

    Dog Bite Propensity By Breed

    Dog Bite Propensity By Breed
    While a dog can be man’s best friend, this domesticated animal can also exhibit aggressive behavior toward them. Countless studies have been conducted to determine if there is a connection between certain breeds and their inclinations…
  • May 7

    California Home Depot Accidents Require Skilled Injury Lawyer

    California Home Depot Accidents Require Skilled Injury Lawyer
    A correctional officer was shopping in a Home Depot store in California when a palm tree for sale fell onto her back, which caused her injuries requiring surgery and left her unable to work. A welder in Boston broke his shoulder after falling…
Rank this Week: 1824

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • May 12

    Warehouse Liens and the Manufactured Housing Industry (Part 1)

    Warehouse Liens and the Manufactured Housing Industry (Part 1)
    This article by Jonathan Bond originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of The Journal. Posted with Permission Thousands of them occur every year, and yet very few people have a grasp on what the value or purpose of a warehouse lien…
  • May 6

    Helping Veterans and Military Familie

    Helping Veterans and Military Familie
    Hart King recently had the opportunity to assist a newly formed non-profit group. We managed the process for obtaining the new entity’s tax exemption certificate from the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to Internal Revenue Code…
  • Apr 29

    Hart King Trust Litigation Victories Continue!

    Hart King Trust Litigation Victories Continue!
    Hart King partner, Andrew Kienle, recently prevailed in two separate probate litigation matters in Orange County Superior Court.  In both cases, we represented the respondent, who was the trustee, in lawsuits brought to challenge the…
Rank this Week: 2495

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • May 11

    Unsocial Media: When Your Employees Vent What Can You Do?

    Unsocial Media: When Your Employees Vent What Can You Do?
    Social media contains a flood of people venting their views on every topic imaginable, including work. Though it’s not a good idea, employees often use social to vent their frustrations and dislikes about their job, co-workers, bosses…
  • May 4

    Too Big to Jail?

    Too Big to Jail?
    If a company is charged with violating criminal laws, just as with people charged with crimes, there can be a plea bargain agreement. When it comes to people, normally a defendant will plead guilty to a lesser charge, or have some charges…
  • Apr 27

    Handshake Deals Often Go Sour. Don’t Let It Happen to You.

    Handshake Deals Often Go Sour. Don’t Let It Happen to You.
    It’s an all too familiar story. College students with a brilliant idea get together, start a hugely successful business then end up suing each other because handshake agreements end up being broken. These business founders may be…
Rank this Week: 1772

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

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

http://www.commercialinternationalarbitration.com/
  • May 11

    EU Proposes Significant Reforms to ISDS Arbitration

    EU Proposes Significant Reforms to ISDS Arbitration
    Reflecting the growing dissatisfaction among EU countries with the current state of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), the European Commission last week issued a “concept paper” which outlines several proposed reforms…
  • May 1

    Why Tech Companies Should Choose Arbitration Over Litigation

    Why Tech Companies Should Choose Arbitration Over Litigation
    “Litigation is too costly and time-consuming.”   “Litigation is too burdensome and distracting.”   “Litigation is inefficient.”   “Litigation is too risky and…
  • Apr 24

    U.S. Supreme Court May Decide Whether California PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable

    U.S. Supreme Court May Decide Whether California PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable
    The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering a petition for certiorari seeking reversal of an unpublished California Supreme Court decision, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC v. Milton Brown, in which the court refused to enforce the…
Rank this Week: 1342

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/
  • May 11

    Legislature Considering Law that Would Clarify When a Limited Partnership's Life Begin

    Legislature Considering Law that Would Clarify When a Limited Partnership's Life Begin
    When you are forming a business, you have many entities to choose from. One option is a limited partnership. These entities are governed in California by the California Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2008 (CULPA). However, the law…
  • May 5

    The Operative Date of California's Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

    The Operative Date of California's Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act
    When you decide to form a business, there are many decisions you have to make which require business counseling and advice. One of those decisions is the decision regarding what sort of business entity you will form. Different laws,…
  • Apr 28

    Do Amendments to Corporate Bylaws Apply Retroactively?

    Do Amendments to Corporate Bylaws Apply Retroactively?
    Normally corporate bylaws are drafted during the business formation process. However, sometimes corporations amend their bylaws. The question then becomes one of whether amendments to the corporate bylaws can or should be applied…
Rank this Week: 3182

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • May 10

    The importance of general damage

    The importance of general damage
    You might think your personal injury medical bills are $50,000 or more. You might even be surprised when the insurance company offers you $23,000 for your case. You see, when it comes to presenting your damages in a personal injury case, it's…
  • Apr 17

    There are some clients we simply can't help

    There are some clients we simply can't help
    This was a rough month.  We got a LOT of crazy calls, so I decided to make a list of clients we simply cannot help.  If you fall into one of these categories, we are not the best law firm for you.1) Clients who call my office and…
  • Mar 15

    Don't dig yourself into a financial hole

    Don't dig yourself into a financial hole
    After a car accident, you have to be careful not to dig yourself into a financial hole by racking up all kinds for medical bills - and you have no idea how they are going to be paid.  Even if you have an idea how they are going to be…
Rank this Week: 818

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1405

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • May 8

    Live Streaming Apps Raise New/Old Copyright Concern

    Live Streaming Apps Raise New/Old Copyright Concern
    By: Scott Hervey Periscope (owned by Twitter) and Meerkat are two new “live streaming” apps which allow users to live stream videos from their phones.  These applications could potentially change the way live sporting or…
  • Apr 24

    Brewing Up Some IP

    Brewing Up Some IP
    With so many new microbreweries popping up in Sacramento, the Bay Area, and the Greater San Diego area, I felt compelled to write the present piece for the benefit of the aspiring, as well as the established, microbrew entrepreneur. These…
  • Apr 17

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent
    Enablement is the requirement that a patent teach a person skilled in the art (the field of the invention) how to make and use the invention without undue experimentation. In other words, a patent must describe the invention clearly enough so…
Rank this Week: 2255

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/
Rank this Week: 4687

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 1835

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2598

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • May 7

    Finding A Good DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County, California

    Finding A Good DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County, California
    Defending a DUI in Orange County is a specialized field of law, which requires an experienced defense lawyer. Understanding the science associated with blood alcohol testing, as well as understanding evidentiary law, combined with criminal…
  • Apr 9

    What are Driving Under the Influence Enhancements?

    What are Driving Under the Influence Enhancements?
    When you hear the word “enhancement”, it sound like a good thing. But when you are talking about enhancement as it relates to a DUI sentence, it means that the potential sentence may be enhanced, meaning additional penalties. An…
  • Feb 26

    DUI Charges Dropped After Blood Results Confirm No DUI

    DUI Charges Dropped After Blood Results Confirm No DUI
    There is an interesting case out of Livingston County where a man was arrested and charged with DUI and then the case later dismissed.  According to the article, the man was involved in an accident and asked to take a breathalyzer test…
Rank this Week: 4324

Higbee & Associates News

Higbee & Associates News

Covers law firm news.

http://www.higbeeassociates.com/news/
  • May 7

    Attorney Mathew Higbee Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on the Inclusion of Expunged Records in Background Check Report

    Attorney Mathew Higbee Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on the Inclusion of Expunged Records in Background Check Report
    Attorney Mathew Higbee was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article entitled, “Fight Grows to Stop Expunged Criminal Records Living On in Background Checks,” which illustrates the often overlooked problem of background check…
  • Jan 29

    Higbee & Associates Continues Tradition of Serving Veteran

    Higbee & Associates Continues Tradition of Serving Veteran
    Attorney Mathew Higbee of Higbee & Associates gave a presentation at an event for veterans at The California Endowment Conference Center in Los Angeles on the 27th of January. The daylong event, entitled “The…
  • Mar 31

    Another Successful Published Appeal for H&A

    Another Successful Published Appeal for H&A
    Recordgone.com, a division of the Law Firm of Higbee and Associates, recently defended an appeal of a granted California expungement. The question in the case was whether a conviction for an attempted violation of section 288(a) could be…
Rank this Week: 2360

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • May 6

    Tips from the Table: Drafting MOU Language Following a Tentative Agreement

    Tips from the Table: Drafting MOU Language Following a Tentative Agreement
    We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented…
  • May 5

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Ban of Unattended Park Display

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Ban of Unattended Park Display
    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a Santa Monica City ordinance which prohibited unattended exhibits in Palisades Park, among them displays of the Nativity Scene, erected annually by the Santa Monica…
  • Apr 30

    Court Holds City Lawfully Changed Retiree Medical Contributions After the Labor Agreements Expired

    Court Holds City Lawfully Changed Retiree Medical Contributions After the Labor Agreements Expired
    This blog post was authored by James Oldendorph. In a case handled by LCW attorneys, Steve Berliner, Frances Rogers and Stefanie Vaudreuil, a California Court of Appeal affirmed a judgment by the Los Angeles County Superior Court …
Rank this Week: 3869

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/
  • May 5

    When In Doubt Go To The School District

    When In Doubt Go To The School District
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Are you frustrated that your school's Principal or Vice Principal are not listening nor acting adequately on your school complaints?  Are you being given a blank…
  • Mar 26

    One More Tool To Stop Your Child's Expulsion: No Proof Of Other Means Of Correction Or Physical Danger

    One More Tool To Stop Your Child's Expulsion: No Proof Of Other Means Of Correction Or Physical Danger
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995With school expulsions, it can sometimes seem hopeless.  The school may be able to prove a child "did it," and isn't that it?  Not necessarily.  Schools…
  • Feb 12

    Filing A CIF Appeal On Sports Denials, How Does The Hearing Process Work?

    Filing A CIF Appeal On Sports Denials, How Does The Hearing Process Work?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Has your son or daughter been banned from playing sports by the local CIF office due to an alleged "sports motivated" transfer?  Is your initial sit-out period being…
Rank this Week: 2937

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 5

    Newport Beach Physician Arrested For Embezzlement And Tax Evasion

    Newport Beach Physician Arrested For Embezzlement And Tax Evasion
    Dr. Bruce Hagadorn, 56, was charged in Orange County Superior Court with one felony count of embezzlement and eight felony counts of tax evasion.  If convicted, Hagadorn faces up to 10 years in prison and the potential loss of his…
  • May 5

    Dana Hills High School Teacher Arrested

    Dana Hills High School Teacher Arrested
    Ezequiel Barragan, 48 of Aliso Viejo was arrested yesterday on charges of possessing child pornography and child molestation.  Barragan, a Spanish teacher at Dana Hills High School is being held on $500,000 bail after investigators said…
  • May 4

    Man Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI In Fullerton

    Man Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI In Fullerton
    Four people were injured when William Murray, 50, collided almost head-on with a Honda Civic over the weekend.  Murray was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated by Fullerton Police. A female passenger in Murray’s…
Rank this Week: 4224

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • May 5

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted
    In January I posted an article about Augustus v. ABM Securities.  In that case, the appellate court held that employees were provided compliant rest breaks even though the employees were technically “on-call” and had to…
  • Apr 30

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015
    Effective May 1, 2015, employees who work 2 or more hours per week in San Francisco are entitled to receive at least $12.25 per hour.
  • Apr 29

    Some Good Tips for Maintaining a Positive Work Environment

    Some Good Tips for Maintaining a Positive Work Environment
    Like most people, I occasionally receive unwanted email solicitations from companies that want to sell me this or that.  Some of them slip through my spam-filter, but I’m able to recognize and delete them fairly quickly.  One…
Rank this Week: 1163

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/
  • May 5

    Equine Architecture: is your barn safe?

    Equine Architecture: is your barn safe?
    Have you ever had an accident happen at the barn? Horses kick each other, a barn fire, wash rack injury?  Being around horses is an inherently dangerous risk, and boarding barns should not be liable for injuries that occur as a…
  • Feb 26

    An Equine Assignment (nope, not homework!)

    An Equine Assignment (nope, not homework!)
    I've seen a number of legal issues pop up recently in regard to contract assignments, and wanted to help you know 1. What they are and 2. What you should do if you see one in your contractA contractual assignment is the transfer by one party…
  • Dec 8

    To Buy a Horse Business...or to Buy its Assets?

    To Buy a Horse Business...or to Buy its Assets?
    Have you seen certain websites (like Equestrian Life) or blogs (like Dappled Grey Equestrian Style) close up shop, but as they do so, pitch an offer to sell the business to an interested party?Or perhaps your local hay seller or barn…
Rank this Week: 3439