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Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    New Jersey passes new drivers license swipe law

    New Jersey passes new drivers license swipe law
    In enacting the Personal Information and Privacy Protection Act (S-1913), New Jersey joins a growing minority of states with so-called “swipe laws.” New Jersey’s law generally aligns with swipe laws in the approximately…
  • Jul 7

    EPA formaldehyde saga continue

    EPA formaldehyde saga continue
    Back in January, the EPA published its final rule restricting formaldehyde emissions from composite wood. While the original rule set compliance dates starting December 12, 2017 (with additional dates in 2018 and 2023), the rule has undergone…
  • Jun 29

    Specific jurisdiction ruling gives companies a new weapon to combat class action

    Specific jurisdiction ruling gives companies a new weapon to combat class action
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court limited the ability of plaintiffs to pursue nationwide class actions in state court. In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, the Supreme Court limited personal jurisdiction over…
Rank this Week: 1757

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Aug 6

    Law Regarding A Day’s Rest After Working Six Consecutive Days Is Clarified

    Law Regarding A Day’s Rest After Working Six Consecutive Days Is Clarified
    The following are the key points of California law regarding entitlement to a day’s rest after working more than six consecutive days that both employees and employers should know: California Labor Code sections 551 and 552 generally…
  • Jul 25

    The Importance Of Witness Statements In Winning An Employment Case

    The Importance Of Witness Statements In Winning An Employment Case
    The importance of witnesses and witness statements in an employment or a wrongful termination case cannot be overstated. Even one witness can make a difference between having a no case and having a case, and between having a weaker case and…
  • Jun 24

    Broad California Anti-Retaliation Laws Allow A Claim Against “Any Person”

    Broad California Anti-Retaliation Laws Allow A Claim Against “Any Person”
    Unlike many other claims that can only be brought against employers or individual employees, California anti-retaliation laws extend much further. In many cases, a retaliation case can be made in many cases against “any person”.…
Rank this Week: 858

McCormack & Erlich Blog

McCormack & Erlich Blog

Covers employment law.

http://mcelawfirm.com/articles/
  • Aug 4

    Vending company delivery drivers demand owed wages and overtime

    Vending company delivery drivers demand owed wages and overtime
    Sometimes employers who prioritize their company’s bottom line choose to cut corners by not paying workers their due wages. Delivery drivers often end up feeling pressure from their managers to do more in less time […]
  • Jul 28

    California considers expanding overtime pay to more worker

    California considers expanding overtime pay to more worker
    A larger number of California workers could soon be eligible for overtime pay, thanks to new legislation being examined in the state Senate. Under AB 1565, employers would have to extend overtime pay to salaried […]
  • Jul 21

    African American worker sues Tesla for racial discrimination and retaliation

    African American worker sues Tesla for racial discrimination and retaliation
    For one African American assembly line worker, being hired to work at Tesla was a dream come true until he became the victim of harassment and racial discrimination. He has now sued the electric carmaker […]
Rank this Week: 1831

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Covers discovery plans, depositions, interrogatories and privileges. By Katherine Gallo.

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Aug 4

    Discovery May Be Obtained of the Identity and Location of Persons Having Knowledge of Any Discoverable Matter

    Discovery May Be Obtained of the Identity and Location of Persons Having Knowledge of Any Discoverable Matter
    The title of this blog is a quote from the most basic tenant of the 2016 Discovery Act found in Code of Civil Procedure Section 2017.010 titled Matters Subject to Discovery which reads: “Unless otherwise limited by…
  • Jun 13

    A Needle in a Haystack – When Opposing Party Dumps Document

    A Needle in a Haystack – When Opposing Party Dumps Document
    Have you ever had a situation where the opposing side has responded to each of your document production requests with the response? All responsive documents within the custody and control of responding party will be produced. and then they…
  • Mar 28

    To Sign or Not to Sign Your Proof of Service

    To Sign or Not to Sign Your Proof of Service
      When I was a research attorney for Alameda County Superior Court, my judge drilled into me to always check the proof of service to make sure that it was signed and service on all parties had properly been made.  As a…
Rank this Week: 3213

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    If You See Someone in Trouble, is it a Crime Not to Help?

    If You See Someone in Trouble, is it a Crime Not to Help?
    Here is the scenario: Bob is fishing at Lake X. Sally is swimming and seems to be struggling and then disappears beneath the water. Does Bob, who is an excellent swimmer, have a duty to help save Sally? In a word, NO. Legally, he has no duty…
  • Jun 26

    In Orange County, CA, Can Jurors Be Removed Simply Because of Their Race?

    In Orange County, CA, Can Jurors Be Removed Simply Because of Their Race?
    Can prosecutors strike minorities from a jury simply because of their race? Since 1978 criminal attorneys in California have not been allowed to remove potential jurors from a jury simply because of their race. During voir dire, or…
  • Jun 12

    Juvenile Law at it’s Best

    Juvenile Law at it’s Best
    Restored Faith My job, as a criminal defense attorney, is difficult.  The judges, by and large, are against me and my client.  The District Attorney is often unwilling to be sympathetic to the human side of my client’s…
Rank this Week: 2809

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Aug 3

    New UCL class certification opinion: Kizer v. Tristar Risk Management

    New UCL class certification opinion: Kizer v. Tristar Risk Management
    In Kizer v. Tristar Risk Management, ___ Cal.App.5th ___ (Jun. 26, 2017; pub. ord. Jul. 26, 2017), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed an order denying class certification of Labor Code claims arising out…
  • Jul 14

    Supreme Court confirms broad scope of Civil Discovery Act: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC)

    Supreme Court confirms broad scope of Civil Discovery Act: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC)
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court held that the trial court abused its discretion by placing unreasonable restrictions on the plaintiff's right to seek discovery of percipient witness names and contact information in an action under the Labor Code…
  • Jul 10

    New UCL and class certification opinion: Espejo v. The Copley Press, Inc.

    New UCL and class certification opinion: Espejo v. The Copley Press, Inc.
    In Espejo v. The Copley Press, Inc., ___ Cal.App.5th ___ (Jul. 7, 2017), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) considered a series of challenges to a post-trial judgment in a certified class action alleging that the…
Rank this Week: 2109

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    INEOS granted second UK exploratory drilling permit

    INEOS granted second UK exploratory drilling permit
    On 18 July 2017, INEOS was granted an environmental permit to drill an exploratory borehole to take core shale samples at a site near Common Road, Harthill, South Yorkshire. It was the second permit granted by the Environment Agency (EA) to…
  • Jul 30

    US BLM plans to rescind Obama-era fracking rule

    US BLM plans to rescind Obama-era fracking rule
    The US Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday issued a proposed rule that would rescind Obama-era fracking regulations. The regulations, which were promulgated in 2015 and related to hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands, had never…
  • Jul 5

    More production cuts possible in Europe’s Groningen gas field due to earthquake

    More production cuts possible in Europe’s Groningen gas field due to earthquake
    Authorities in the Netherlands have proposed more production cuts in the Groningen gas field, Europe’s largest, in response to earthquake concerns. The cuts would limit production by another 10%, in addition to cuts that have already…
Rank this Week: 1755

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Aug 1

    How a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Can Be Crucial to your Criminal Case

    How a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Can Be Crucial to your Criminal Case
    There is a process to the criminal court. A person is not automatically found guilty of a crime and sentenced. There are many hurdles and protections given to each and every person through the United States Constitution so that their rights…
  • Aug 1

    The Importance of Winning Over an Angry Los Angeles Hit and Run Victim

    The Importance of Winning Over an Angry Los Angeles Hit and Run Victim
    Oftentimes in a Los Angeles Hit and Run there will be a person who has been negatively impacted by a person’s alleged actions. It may be someone that has been injured or that someone’s property has been injured. Either way, they…
  • Aug 1

    Sentencing in a Los Angeles Criminal Case

    Sentencing in a Los Angeles Criminal Case
    There are two ways to be convicted of a criminal offense in Los Angeles. You are not automatically convicted when you are arrested or when you are charged. In order to be convicted, you must have entered a plea of guilty voluntarily before…
Rank this Week: 2607

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 1

    California Appeals Court Reverses Ruling for City in Tree Branch Injury Case

    California Appeals Court Reverses Ruling for City in Tree Branch Injury Case
    A tree branch fell on a woman while she and her boyfriend were walking through Mission Bay Park. She filed suit against the City of San Diego, alleging the existence of a dangerous condition on public property, namely a negligently maintained…
  • Jul 19

    California Appeals Court Upholds Damages for Plaintiff In Pedestrian/Vehicle Collision Case

    California Appeals Court Upholds Damages for Plaintiff In Pedestrian/Vehicle Collision Case
    A pedestrian sued a driver for negligence following a collision between them in which the pedestrian was injured. Before trial, the parties stipulated that the driver was negligent. Therefore, the only issue for the jury to decide…
  • Jul 12

    San Luis Obispo Fraternity Under Fire

    San Luis Obispo Fraternity Under Fire
    A February lawsuit filed in San Luis Obispo (“SLO”) Superior Court claims that a member of a California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) fraternity chased the plaintiff into a glass panel in the fraternity house. The…
Rank this Week: 1893

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
  • Aug 1

    California Civil Code 2920.7 – Survivor Rights with Real Estate Mortgage

    California Civil Code 2920.7 – Survivor Rights with Real Estate Mortgage
    On January 1, 2017 the California legislature enacted a new law, California Civil Code 2920.7 (pasted below) which aims to help the survivor deal with a mortgage company when their name is not actually on the mortgage. It’s like a…
  • Jun 24

    Steps to Take upon death of a loved one

    Steps to Take upon death of a loved one
    You just lost a loved one… now what? As a probate attorney for over 20 years I have dealt with well over 1,000 deaths at work. I have also dealt with the deaths of several family members and close friends. It’s a part of…
  • Apr 26

    Bad deed

    Bad deed
    I have had multiple cases recently where title companies have refused to honor deeds recorded around the time of death. That is, the person just before death signed a deed to transfer the property to another. In each case the facts are…
Rank this Week: 2684

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Jul 31

    The Trump Effect on California’s Wetland Regulation

    The Trump Effect on California’s Wetland Regulation
    One of Trump’s primary targets has been environmental regulations, and wetland regulations in particular have been in the crosshairs. Federal pullback from wetland regulations may have unintended consequences in California, which is on…
  • May 10

    CEQA Changes Proposed

    CEQA Changes Proposed
    Over the past four months, Sacramento lawmakers have introduced a number of bills to tinker with the state’s premier environmental statute, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). While it is too early to know whether any of…
  • May 10

    CEQA Changes Proposed

    CEQA Changes Proposed
    Over the past four months, Sacramento lawmakers have introduced a number of bills to tinker with the state’s premier environmental statute, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). While it is too early to know whether any of…
Rank this Week: 1575

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3666

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Marital Settlement Agreements are Tough to Undo in California

    Marital Settlement Agreements are Tough to Undo in California
    A marital settlement agreement can be a great tool for divorcing spouses. These agreements let the spouses decide largely for themselves how their children will be cared for, how their property will be divided, and how issues like spousal…
  • Jul 17

    Increasing Spousal Support in California Divorce Case

    Increasing Spousal Support in California Divorce Case
    California courts typically order one divorcing spouse to pay the other spouse alimony or spousal support in order to help the receiving spouse maintain a certain standard of living similar to that enjoyed during the marriage. Judges take a…
  • Jun 30

    How Length of Marriage Impacts Spousal Support – In re Marriage of Abrew

    How Length of Marriage Impacts Spousal Support – In re Marriage of Abrew
    Courts look at a number of factors when they decide whether to order one spouse to pay alimony or support to the other following a divorce. They also consider various factors when the paying spouse asks for the order to be changed or…
Rank this Week: 2260

McKneely Law Firm Legal Blog

McKneely Law Firm Legal Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Michael McKneely.

https://www.fresnocriminalattorney.com/legal-blog/
  • Jul 31

    DNA Evidence Can Be Wrong

    DNA Evidence Can Be Wrong
    The use of DNA testing has undoubtedly revolutionized how criminal cases are investigated and prosecuted. Widely regarded as irrefutable evidence, traces of your genetic information can connect you to a criminal investigation, and later…
  • Jul 28

    Sex Offenders May Be Offered Early Release Under Prop 57

    Sex Offenders May Be Offered Early Release Under Prop 57
    California is notorious for its overcrowded prisons and a powerful corrections and law enforcement lobby that seeks to keep them that way. The situation is so dire that in 2011, the United States Supreme Court ordered California to take…
  • Jul 26

    Defenses Against Conspiracy Charge

    Defenses Against Conspiracy Charge
    Conspiracy is one of the few offenses you can get charged with when, in a sense, you haven’t actually committed a crime. Even if no one gets hurt, no drugs get sold, or no property gets damaged, you can still face criminal penalties if…
Rank this Week: 3020

JKR Law

JKR Law

Covers criminal laws affecting California residents.

http://www.jkrlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    CALIFORNIA STATE PAROLE BOARD GIVEN MORE DISCRETION TO GRANT PAROLE

    CALIFORNIA STATE PAROLE BOARD GIVEN MORE DISCRETION TO GRANT PAROLE
    CALIFORNIA STATE PAROLE BOARD GIVEN MORE DISCRETION TO GRANT PAROLE For years, members of the State Board of Parole Hearings could, and often would, deny prisoners early release based on their past, focusing solely on the criminal offense…
  • Jun 19

    CALIFORNIA BAIL SYSTEM REVAMP IN DISCUSSIONS IN SACRAMENTO

    CALIFORNIA BAIL SYSTEM REVAMP IN DISCUSSIONS IN SACRAMENTO
      California’s bail system is currently based on ability to pay, rather than risk posed.  Currently, when a person is arrested, bail is set according to a county fee schedule and depends on the seriousness of the alleged…
  • Apr 24

    PROPOSITION 57: HOW IT WORKS

    PROPOSITION 57: HOW IT WORKS
    PROPOSITION 57: THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND REHABILITATION ACT INTRODUCTION Many people have called us about Proposition 57, how it works, and who qualifies. As a result, we have decided to cover this topic to hopefully enlighten and inform you…
Rank this Week: 1314

California Personal Injury Law…

California Personal Injury Law Case Notes

Provides information and insights into the law for California accident victims and their families. By the Danko Law Firm.

http://www.capersonalinjurycaselawnotes.com/
  • Jul 30

    Usually It's OK to Ride in the Crosswalk

    Usually It's OK to Ride in the Crosswalk
    Is it legal to ride your bike in a crosswalk? Most of the time, the answer is yes, it is. 
  • Jun 25

    Court Rules That PG&E is Liable for Butte Fire

    Court Rules That PG&E is Liable for Butte Fire
    This week the Sacramento County judge who is responsible for overseeing the thousands of cases arising from the Butte Fire ruled that PG&E must pay property owners for the damage the fire caused.   The first cases will be going to…
  • Aug 4

    Chandler Family Seeks to Make Crosswalks Safe

    Chandler Family Seeks to Make Crosswalks Safe
     After a  jury verdict in their favor, the Chandler family seeks to make El Camino crosswalks safe for others.  
Rank this Week: 2939

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Covers bankruptcy and employment law.

http://www.goldbachlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Equal Pay And Equal Rights For All

    Equal Pay And Equal Rights For All
    An equal right for all is always a hot button topic and Rizo v. Yovino is a very hot button case. Many small and large businesses have paid particular attention to this case as it directly relates to how they … Continue reading…
  • Jul 23

    Protecting College Savings in Bankruptcy

    Protecting College Savings in Bankruptcy
    College tuition is on the rise in almost every campus across the United States, which makes saving for college an essential part of rising kids today.  When exploring bankruptcy you may be wondering what will happen to your child’s…
  • Jun 17

    The Tipping Game in California

    The Tipping Game in California
    Minimum wage is fairly standard and the laws surrounding it are generally laid out and easy to follow.  It’s a whole new ballgame for employers when they have tipped workers to consider.  If you employ servers, bartenders,…
Rank this Week: 1369

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    Understanding Uninsured Motorist Coverage

    Understanding Uninsured Motorist Coverage
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:Hello. This is Robert Mansour. Today I wanted to make a brief video about uninsured motorist claims. If you get into an automobile accident and the other party either doesn't have insurance or the other party doesn't have…
  • May 14

    10 Things to do Following a Car Accident

    10 Things to do Following a Car Accident
    1) Stop as soon as you can and move your vehicle only if it is safe to do so.  There's no need to unnecessarily hold up all the other traffic. If the positions of the vehicles involved in the accident are important to preserve, take…
  • Mar 15

    Psychological and emotional effects of car accident

    Psychological and emotional effects of car accident
    Sometimes, the most devastating effects of a car accident may have nothing to do with your physical injuries. Sure, you might have some cuts, bumps, bruises, or perhaps worse.  However, you may also have psychological effects from the…
Rank this Week: 2280

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1853

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2636

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

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

    Probate Attorney Fees - Extraordinary Compensation

    Probate Attorney Fees - Extraordinary Compensation
    When an attorney handles a probate, they may be entitled to two methods of payment from the estate, ordinary compensation and extraordinary compensation. This is also known as ordinary fees and extraordinary fees. Ordinary compensation is…
  • Jul 14

    Power of Attorney - Agent's Authority

    Power of Attorney - Agent's Authority
    When a principal appoints an agent, the agent's authority is limited by the scope of the authorizing document. For example, if the principal only permits the agent to sell the principal's house while they are on vacation, this would not…
  • Jun 29

    Estate Planning and Divorce

    Estate Planning and Divorce
    Unfortunately the words "till death do us part" do not hold true with every marriage. Stating the obvious, some marriages end with a dissolution. When it comes to inheritance rights, married, legally separated and divorced have very important…
Rank this Week: 2985

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
Rank this Week: 3207

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Information on tort law in California. By Glotzer & Sweat LLP.

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Jul 27

    California Forklift Accident Attorney | Los Angeles Injury Lawyer

    California Forklift Accident Attorney | Los Angeles Injury Lawyer
    As a California forklift accident attorney, I know that these incidents happen all too often throughout our state from urban areas like Los Angeles to more rural settings like the San Joaquin Valley and other agricultural areas.…
  • Jul 14

    California Scaffolding Injury Lawyer

    California Scaffolding Injury Lawyer
    As a California scaffolding injury lawyer, I know that injuries sometimes happen in and around construction sites from Los Angeles to many other parts of the state.  These incidents usually occur when the scaffolding collapses or…
  • Jul 6

    Are Los Angeles Drivers the Worst in the Country?

    Are Los Angeles Drivers the Worst in the Country?
    Are Los Angeles drivers the worst in the country? A new study suggests they may be.  Los Angeles is a dangerous city in which to drive. Many people have long complained about how badly people drive in Los Angeles, and their complaints…
Rank this Week: 2148

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Jul 26

    Incarceration Tips: How to Prepare for Prison

    Incarceration Tips: How to Prepare for Prison
    After being convicted of a crime, a jail or prison sentence is likely to be most people’s worst case scenario, and for good reason. Jail and prison are not pleasant experiences in even the best of cases. If you’re facing criminal…
  • Jul 19

    How to Seal Arrest Warrants: Penal Code Section 851.8

    How to Seal Arrest Warrants: Penal Code Section 851.8
    Carrying a criminal record can complicate many aspects of life after conviction, but having an arrest on your record can cause significant problems. People who are arrested and charged, but never convicted, can have their arrest records…
  • Jul 12

    What You Need to Know About House Arrest (PC 1203.016)

    What You Need to Know About House Arrest (PC 1203.016)
    You’ll likely have many questions after a conviction for a crime, particularly when it comes to your sentencing. The court decides a punishment based on the severity of a crime and several other factors. While some charges typically…
Rank this Week: 2173

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR REDEPLOYMENT OF EB-5 INVESTMENT FUNDS

    STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR REDEPLOYMENT OF EB-5 INVESTMENT FUNDS
    The white paper below was updated on July 24, 2017. It first appeared in the Investment Law Blog on February 21, 2017. Now that the USCIS has released amendments to its Policy Manual regarding the required “sustainment period” for…
  • Feb 21

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
  • Feb 21

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
Rank this Week: 2301

Sarieh Law Offices ALC Blog

Sarieh Law Offices ALC Blog

Covers California family law.

http://www.sariehlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    What To Do When You Want a Divorce, But Your Spouse Doesn’t

    What To Do When You Want a Divorce, But Your Spouse Doesn’t
    Getting a divorce in California is always a complicated legal process, and if you want to divorce but your spouse doesn’t, it’s probably going to be even more complicated. In Southern California, if you are divorcing your spouse…
  • Jun 22

    How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Orange County?

    How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Orange County?
    In the state of California, what is the cost of a divorce? Without any details, it’s just impossible to say. Every couple’s situation is unique, and every divorce is different. In Orange County and throughout Southern California,…
  • May 22

    What Are The Rights Of Unwed Fathers In California

    What Are The Rights Of Unwed Fathers In California
    In the past, the parental rights of unmarried fathers were either ignored or given little consideration by the courts, and few unmarried fathers were prepared to fight for their parental rights. In recent years, however, unmarried fathers…
Rank this Week: 1513

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

Covers employment discrimination, retaliation, and arbitration. By Eugene Lee.

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • Jul 22

    Can Employers Require Employees to Remain on Premises?

    Can Employers Require Employees to Remain on Premises?
    A reader of this blog recently asked an intriguing question: “Your boss may require you to remain on work premises during your rest break.: Is this still true after the recent California... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 791

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1990

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Can You Go to Jail for Not Getting a Building Permit?

    Can You Go to Jail for Not Getting a Building Permit?
    Building a structure without a permit (with exceptions on the meaning of structure under the California Building Code) is a misdemeanor in most California local entities. Usually, the punishment for a misdemeanor under most municipal codes…
  • Jul 12

    Neighbors, Google Maps and Dispute

    Neighbors, Google Maps and Dispute
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law I have been involved in a number of neighbor disputes, long-running and costly.  But this is a new one. You should definitely click on the article, but a neighbor in Washington State mowed the shortened…
  • Dec 20

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map
    “inewsource.org” is a non-profit news-gathering organization in San Diego.  They have put together data regarding complaints and resolutions into a searchable database found here.   This database includes all complaints…
Rank this Week: 2534

Law Offices of Elliott Kanter Blog

Law Offices of Elliott Kanter Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.enkanter.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Driving Under The Influence of Marijuana

    Driving Under The Influence of Marijuana
    If you are high on pot and you’re driving in California, you can be arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Marijuana-DUI arrests – and serious traffic collisions and injuries related to marijuana intoxication…
  • Jun 23

    Crime Rate Declines In San Diego – Is Proposition 47 The Reason?

    Crime Rate Declines In San Diego – Is Proposition 47 The Reason?
    It’s hard to believe, but it is nevertheless true. While the national news was filled with stories last year about rising crime in Baltimore, Chicago, and several other major cities, crime in San Diego was plummeting. In fact, the crime…
  • May 20

    How A Motion To Suppress Can Help Your DUI Case

    How A Motion To Suppress Can Help Your DUI Case
    According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, in the decade starting with 2003 and ending with 2012, prosecutors in this state won DUI convictions against 76.6 percent of those charged with the crime. Thus, in any typical year,…
Rank this Week: 1845

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jul 18

    How Mediation Work

    How Mediation Work
    A new book by Sephen Goldberg, Jeanne Brett, Beatrice Blohorn-Brenneur and Nancy Rogers presents a concise primer on what participants can expect from the mediation process. Being academics, the authors ground their discussion in theory,…
  • Jun 26

    California Law Revision Commission Recommendation

    California Law Revision Commission Recommendation
    The California Law Revision Commission has issued its draft recommendations for an amendment to the Evidence Code carving out a new exception to mediation confidentiality. This project has been about four years in the making, and was…
  • Jun 14

    Ten Duel Commandment

    Ten Duel Commandment
    I’ve been listening to the cast album from the musical “Hamilton”, in preparation for finally getting to see the show when it comes to LA later this summer. One of the bits of historical information that can be gleaned from…
Rank this Week: 3990

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

Focuses on men and the legal issues that they must face as fathers and husbands. By David Pisarra.

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Jul 18

    Help Men teach Men To Be Better Men – GoodMenProject.com

    Help Men teach Men To Be Better Men – GoodMenProject.com
    Hey Guys, I’ve been writing for the GoodMenProject.com for years. You may have read my articles on contraception for teens or about my documentary What About The Men? regarding domestic violence and male victims. I’ve covered…
  • May 30

    Prenuptial Agreement

    Prenuptial Agreement
    Memorial Day is in the rear view mirror and we are rounding the corner into June, the most popular month to get married in the United States.  Unfortunately, many of these marriages will not make it, and a prenuptial agreement is a…
  • May 24

    What is the Difference Between Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse?

    What is the Difference Between Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse?
    Domestic abuse and domestic violence are two terms which hold a great deal of weight in family law courtrooms. Both are used to secure domestic violence restraining orders, and the prevention of domestic abuse, and violence, is one of the…
Rank this Week: 2844

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    California Appears Ready to Impose Deposition Time Limits in Asbestos Case

    California Appears Ready to Impose Deposition Time Limits in Asbestos Case
    On July 3, 2017,California’s State Assembly was poised to vote on a new law that aims to significantly alter deposition procedures for many asbestos cases filed in the state of California. As it stands, the bill has been read a third…
  • Jul 14

    Long Beach Mesothelioma Lawyer

    Long Beach Mesothelioma Lawyer
    20th Century Naval Veterans Were Exposed to Asbestos for Decades Asbestos is well-known for its fire proofing capabilities, which naturally was a desirable property on Navy vessels. Unfortunately, this fact led to Navy ships being constructed…
  • Jul 11

    Asbestos Attorney Says Major Changes In Long Beach May Create Quiet Danger

    Asbestos Attorney Says Major Changes In Long Beach May Create Quiet Danger
    Long Beach is a major city that does not hesitate to enact massive change. And they do not waste time. The city just completed a gleaming new courthouse and they are now in the process of tearing down the old one. The old, former courthouse,…
Rank this Week: 3597

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4282

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2281

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: 3407

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 14

    What Does It Mean to Hold X Shares?

    What Does It Mean to Hold X Shares?
    I am writing this post because of a Quora question that I answered. Please see What does it mean when you have X shares in a company? Before addressing the significance of the number of shares, I will address the significance of…
  • Jun 12

    What Are My Entity’s Compliance Obligations?

    What Are My Entity’s Compliance Obligations?
    Frequently, the first service I provide to a client is to form a new legal entity (corporation or limited liability company). And frequently, once that entity is formed, the client’s first question is “What are my entity’s…
  • Jun 2

    How Delaware Became the Incorporation Capital

    How Delaware Became the Incorporation Capital
    This post explains how Delaware became the incorporation capital of the U.S. It is based on a Quora question that I answered recently. Please see How did Delaware acquire its status as a corporate haven? There are a number of law…
Rank this Week: 3973

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

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

    Self-Managed Liability

    Self-Managed Liability
    QUESTION: My wife and I are the president and treasurer of our association. We have been holding these positions since 1988 because we own 13 of the 18 units. We have not been providing the required annual documents to the other homeowners…
  • Jul 12

    Contact Information

    Contact Information
      QUESTION: I understand there is a new notice requirement we have to give the membership involving contact information. Our year-end disclosures get longer every year. What is the purpose of this new requirement? Do we include it in our…
  • May 31

    Phantom Smell Syndrome

    Phantom Smell Syndrome
    QUESTION: I am on the board of a retirement community. We have a resident complaining of cigarette smoke. We investigated and could not smell any smoke, nor is there anyone around her who smokes. She is threatening to go to Fair Housing if we…
Rank this Week: 2371

May it Please the Court

May it Please the Court

Covers legal news and observations. By J. Craig Williams.

http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp
Rank this Week: 665

Internet Lawyer Blog

Internet Lawyer Blog

Covers business, internet, and cyberspace law. By the Law Offices of Salar Atrizadeh.

http://www.internetlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 10

    What is Arbitration and How Does It Work?

    What is Arbitration and How Does It Work?
    Due to the rising costs in litigation, there has been a large increase in the use of alternative dispute resolution. By utilizing the methods of alternative dispute resolution, parties are able to often save time and money when resolving…
  • Jul 3

    How to Defend Against Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Award

    How to Defend Against Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Award
    In July 2017’s newsletter, we discussed how you can enforce an international arbitration award in the United States. Although, there are people who may want to enforce a foreign arbitration award, there are others who seek to defend…
  • Jun 26

    Matal v. Tam

    Matal v. Tam
    The Supreme Court recently reviewed Matal, Interim Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Tam (Matal v. Tam), which deals with trademark laws and what can be trademarked.  In fact, before the case reached the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 4571

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 251

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/
  • Jul 7

    Knee Replacement Class Action

    Knee Replacement Class Action
    Knee Replacement Complications Knee replacements are now one of the most common surgical procedures that are done in the United States. Overall, the success rates tend to be quite high over the long term. However, several knee implant systems…
  • Jun 21

    Knee Replacement Lawyer

    Knee Replacement Lawyer
    Knee Replacement Lawsuits Knee replacements are one of the most common surgeries done in the United States. If you’ve experienced complications arising out of your knee replacement, our experienced knee replacement lawyers are standing…
  • Jun 19

    DePuy Knee Replacement Lawyer

    DePuy Knee Replacement Lawyer
    DePuy Knee Replacement – General Information For the past few decades, surgical outcomes involving total knee replacements have greatly improved. While past generations would often put off seeing a doctor for knee pain, today’s…
Rank this Week: 3327

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/
  • Jul 6

    VETPAW – A Great Cause to Donate Money

    VETPAW – A Great Cause to Donate Money
    If you love animals like we do, we highly support contributing money to VETPAW –  Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife.  This organization not only helps protect African wildlife like elephants and rhinos from…
  • Jun 30

    Los Angeles Motorcycle Risk

    Los Angeles Motorcycle Risk
    Riding a motorcycle on the freeways of Los Angeles is a very exhilarating experience, yet many of the reasons it feels so freeing are the same reasons why it can be quite dangerous. Risks inherent in driving—such as potholes,…
  • Jun 25

    What Reports Should I Make After an Orange County Car Accident?

    What Reports Should I Make After an Orange County Car Accident?
    If you’ve been in an Orange County car accident, you’re aware of the shock and fright brought on by such an event. Car accidents can shake you up physically and mentally. Immediately after an accident, you’re likely thinking…
Rank this Week: 2931

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
  • Jul 6

    Why You Should Not Delay Filing for Bankruptcy

    Why You Should Not Delay Filing for Bankruptcy
    As a bankruptcy lawyer I want to help my clients resolve their financial situation and eliminate their debts. One of the largest frustrations I encounter is when a client can't use the bankruptcy laws nearly as well because of actions he or…
  • Jun 26

    Creditor Reporting of Late Payments During Chapter 13 Does Not Violate Automatic Stay

    Creditor Reporting of Late Payments During Chapter 13 Does Not Violate Automatic Stay
    WHAT IS THE "AUTOMATIC STAY"? The "automatic stay" is one of the most valuable benefits of filing bankruptcy. This law makes just about every act of a creditor to collect a debt illegal once you file a bankruptcy case. See Section 362 of the…
  • May 31

    Son's Juvenile Detention Costs Ruled Dischargeable in Chapter 7

    Son's Juvenile Detention Costs Ruled Dischargeable in Chapter 7
    THE FACTS Maria Rivera filed a Chapter 7 case in the Santa Ana Division of the bankruptcy court. She included among her debts $9,905 owed to the Orange County Probation Department for costs related to her son's involuntary juvenile…
Rank this Week: 3058

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4717