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Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
  • Jul 31

    Summer in the City – Diversity Reception

    Summer in the City – Diversity Reception
    BASF kicked off its Annual Summer Diversity Receptions on June 20, with its Latino Partners and Associates Reception at Littler Mendelson. More than 100 guests attended including Judge Suzanne R. Bolanos, Judge…
  • Jul 31

    Interesting News from the World of Estate Planning

    Interesting News from the World of Estate Planning
    Frank Sinatra Planned Well Frank Sinatra died in 1993. A corporation he controlled owned his most valuable asset — the right to his name and likeness. He was well aware of the bitterness between...
  • Jul 31

    Legal Ethics Corner: Law Practice in the Cloud — Just Be Careful

    Legal Ethics Corner: Law Practice in the Cloud — Just Be Careful
    The rent’s too high, we don’t have room for storage anymore, everyone is going paperless. Let’s move our practice into the cloud. Have you heard of this before? Perhaps you are already using the…
Rank this Week: 2320

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

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

    EPA Won't Require Formal Rulemaking for WIFIA Program

    EPA Won't Require Formal Rulemaking for WIFIA Program
    During the “Use of WIFIA” breakout session at the NCPPP P3 Connect conference this week in Denver, Elizabeth Corr, Associate Division Director for the EPA, confirmed that the agency will not need to complete the formal federal…
  • Jul 31

    National Conference for Public-Private Partnerships Concludes P3 Connect Summit

    National Conference for Public-Private Partnerships Concludes P3 Connect Summit
    After a re-boot, the National Conference for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) concluded a three day summit July 30 in Denver, Colorado on all things P3. NCPPP’s “P3 Connect” annual meeting held programs addressing P3…
  • Jul 30

    Arizona DOT Announces Procurement Decision for South Mountain Freeway Project

    Arizona DOT Announces Procurement Decision for South Mountain Freeway Project
    The Arizona Department of Transportation announced today its decision to deliver the $1.9 billion South Mountain Freeway Project under a single design-build-maintain public-private partnership.  While there will be a long-term…
Rank this Week: 2264

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

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

    Relocation Benefits and Eminent Domain: How do they Fit Together?

    Relocation Benefits and Eminent Domain: How do they Fit Together?
    One issue that eminent domain attorneys face routinely involves helping businesses obtain the relocation benefits to which they are entitled under the law, while at the same time pursuing a claim for lost business goodwill.  To us, there…
  • Jul 28

    Court Provides Guidelines on Valuing Natural Resources in Eminent Domain Proceeding

    Court Provides Guidelines on Valuing Natural Resources in Eminent Domain Proceeding
    Valuing mineral rights in eminent domain proceedings is inherently speculative and can lead to wide swings in property valuations.  So how do appraisers best deal with the uncertainty involved in mineral exploitation?  The…
  • Jul 25

    How Untimely Service Can Be Deadly To Your Takings Claim

    How Untimely Service Can Be Deadly To Your Takings Claim
    If you ask ten attorneys what keeps them up at night, at least six of them will recount nightmares about missing a filing deadline.  I know what you're thinking.  How hard can it be?  You just…
Rank this Week: 1911

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: 3007

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers,…

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Blog

Covers safety and personal injury news.

http://harrispersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Fatal Semi Truck Crash on Highway 166

    Fatal Semi Truck Crash on Highway 166
    Fatal Semi Truck Crash on Highway 166 On Monday, a 29-year-old man from Bakersfield was killed in a head-on collision involving a semi truck on Highway 166. The collision happened at about 3:15 a.m. near Cuyama. According to Santa…
  • Jul 31

    Pickup Truck Hit by Train in Oceanside

    Pickup Truck Hit by Train in Oceanside
    Pickup Truck Hit by Train in Oceanside On Monday, a pickup truck was struck by a Sprinter train in Oceanside. Thankfully, no injuries were reported, but the truck and train did sustain damage from the collision. According to Fox Channel Five…
  • Jul 29

    Safer Summer Bicycling Tip

    Safer Summer Bicycling Tip
    Safer Summer Bicycling Tips The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release reminding bicyclists to think safe, ride safe and be safe this summer. Sadly, bicyclists, along with pedestrians, are…
Rank this Week: 4671

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: 2640

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Jul 31

    Getting Investors for your Busine

    Getting Investors for your Busine
    When you start a new business, you likely have many questions including: Which business entity should I choose? Should I have partners? How can I get the proper funding? This last question may often lead you to ask—should I seek funding…
  • Jul 24

    How to Get Your Federal EIN and California Payroll Tax ID Number

    How to Get Your Federal EIN and California Payroll Tax ID Number
    When starting a new business, most people are excited to get out and sell and market their product or service as soon as possible. While this excitement is understandable, it is important for entrepreneurs to ensure that they are complying…
  • Jul 10

    How to File a Patent

    How to File a Patent
    If you have invented something, chances are high that you want to implement protections to ensure that no one else misappropriates or wrongfully takes credit for your idea. The best way to protect your invention is to obtain a patent. A…
Rank this Week: 2620

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Five things to know when hiring your child to work for you

    Five things to know when hiring your child to work for you
    I love having my 18-year-old daughter work in my law firm.  She’s smart and motivated.  She gets to see law in action.  She’s done wonders for my website, and she gets the mail out. She keeps a timesheet.  I…
  • Jul 30

    A Benefit of Bankruptcy That Most People Don’t Think Of

    A Benefit of Bankruptcy That Most People Don’t Think Of
    Bankruptcy works in unexpected ways.  That’s how a colleague sells his potential clients on hiring him to get a discharge in bankruptcy.  And he’s right. My client opened a fast-food restaurant with a partner in 2008 and…
  • Jul 28

    So you want to buy something from a bankruptcy estate

    So you want to buy something from a bankruptcy estate
    More than 99 percent of all bankruptcy estates are “no-asset” cases, meaning that the trustee opens the case, talks to the debtor, looks at the schedules, and determines that the debtor truly has nothing.  (Or almost nothing:…
Rank this Week: 2359

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Minimizing Monetary Risks While Hiring Personal Injury Law Firm In California

    Minimizing Monetary Risks While Hiring Personal Injury Law Firm In California
    When you happen to meet with a car accident or with a truck accident, you will be surprised to see that numerous car accident lawyers in California appear before you from nowhere. How does a law firm in California get to know that you have…
  • Jul 25

    The Role Of An Auto Accident Attorney California In The Claim Proce

    The Role Of An Auto Accident Attorney California In The Claim Proce
    Did you happen to be a victim of a recent car or truck accident? You are likely to be healing slowly out of the physical injuries and trying to get back on your feet. You are also required to deal with the associated emotional trauma. In this…
  • Jul 19

    Hiring Car Accident Attorneys Factors To Consider

    Hiring Car Accident Attorneys Factors To Consider
    Car, truck, motorcycle or any other automobile accident is a highly traumatizing experience. No one is adequately prepared for facing such unfortunate happenings but when you do have to face such eventualities, there is no way of running away…
Rank this Week: 2234

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

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

    Wage Order Series, Part I: Is Pay For Performance Effectively Extinct?

    Wage Order Series, Part I: Is Pay For Performance Effectively Extinct?
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Mark Grajski and Maya Harel In theory, the California Labor Code and the Wage Orders allow employers the freedom to do what employers traditionally have done: pay employees solely with commissions or solely…
  • Jul 23

    Time to Revisit Your Pay Stubs?

    Time to Revisit Your Pay Stubs?
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Nicholas Clements and Kerry Friedrichs Well-intended employers often lament the various gotchas that await them down the dark and winding road that is the California Labor Code. Perhaps no turn in…
  • Jul 18

    We Need Your Votes! – California Peculiarities Employment Law in the Running for Top 100 Legal Blog

    We Need Your Votes! – California Peculiarities Employment Law in the Running for Top 100 Legal Blog
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP The American Bar Association is holding its annual competition for the 100 best legal blogs and Seyfarth’s California Peculiarities Employment Law blog is in the running. Whether you are an avid reader of…
Rank this Week: 2575

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

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

    Breaking Up Can Be Hard to Do Without Planning: Voluntary and Judicial Dissolutions of Partnership

    Breaking Up Can Be Hard to Do Without Planning: Voluntary and Judicial Dissolutions of Partnership
    When it comes to the dissolution of a limited partnership, you can do it the easy way or the hard way. Written into your partnership agreement, you can spell out how and under what circumstances your partnership can be voluntarily broken up,…
  • Jul 24

    More Chinese Citizens Calling Southern California Home

    More Chinese Citizens Calling Southern California Home
    The growing wealth of China and its citizens is resulting in more demand for residential properties in Southern California, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times which cites a report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).…
  • Jul 17

    Whole Foods in Hot Water Due to Violations of False Advertising and Unfair Competition Law

    Whole Foods in Hot Water Due to Violations of False Advertising and Unfair Competition Law
    One explanation why the supermarket chain nicknamed “Whole Paycheck” has such high prices is illegal practices. Whole Foods will pay about $800,000 in penalties and fees after an investigation found the grocery retailer was…
Rank this Week: 2323

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect, quality of care, falls and abuse. By the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi.

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Overuse of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Home

    Overuse of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Home
    According to the American Association of Retired Persons, AARP, 1 in 5 elderly patients—in over 15,500 nursing homes—are administered powerful antipsychotic medications that have the ability to create detrimental, and possibly…
  • Jul 30

    Understaffed and Overworked Nurses Contribute to Poor Patient Care

    Understaffed and Overworked Nurses Contribute to Poor Patient Care
    Over 3.4 million nurses are employed at various healthcare facilities throughout the United States. Although, a commendable and necessary profession, low wages, coupled with a stressful work environment, leads to an exceedingly high turnover…
  • Jul 15

    Blood Test to Predict the Onset of Alzheimer’

    Blood Test to Predict the Onset of Alzheimer’
      According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s affects 40% of the American population, constituting the disease as the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Due to the staggering amount of people…
Rank this Week: 4575

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

Features business updates with a focus on California law. By Top Floor Legal, PC.

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    More Pain Than Gain in On-Call Employment

    More Pain Than Gain in On-Call Employment
    Anything that shifts risk away from a small business appeals to the business owner, and three employment practices seem to do just that: on-call employment, flexible shift changes and part-time employment. But these practices shift economic…
  • Jul 29

    Small Businesses Are Tasty Treats for Patent Troll

    Small Businesses Are Tasty Treats for Patent Troll
    Patent trolls hold patents, not to manufacture or design a product or process, but to profit through patent infringement claims. Patent litigation has exploded since 1995, doubling between 2004 and 2012, alone. Patent trolls bring a whopping…
  • Jul 24

    Peer-to-Peer Business Lending

    Peer-to-Peer Business Lending
    Many small businesses feel that access to credit is still tight. But even in the best of times, we now know that every entrepreneur needs a couple of financing choices under his or her belt. Peer-to-peer lending may be an option especially…
Rank this Week: 2344

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: 3238

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

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

    Twitter Accused of Age Discrimination

    Twitter Accused of Age Discrimination
    A former Twitter employee is suing the social media company, alleging it fired him because he was too old. The man was 57 at the time he was fired. He had surgery to remove his kidney stones, and he was fired a month later with no warning.…
  • Jul 28

    Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart in Automobile Accident Case

    Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart in Automobile Accident Case
    Nationally known comedian Tracy Morgan recently sued Walmart for an accident that left one person dead and several people hospitalized. On June 7, a truck driver for Walmart plowed into a limousine van carrying Tracy Morgan and several…
  • Jul 24

    Jury Awards $18 Million to San Francisco Giants Fan after Beating

    Jury Awards $18 Million to San Francisco Giants Fan after Beating
    A San Francisco man who was brutally beaten outside the Dodgers stadium was awarded almost $18 million in damages. The attack occurred on opening day in 2011. Bryan Stow, who was a Giants fan from Santa Cruz and the father of two young…
Rank this Week: 3084

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Jul 31

    What Happens During My First Court Appearance in a California Criminal Case?

    What Happens During My First Court Appearance in a California Criminal Case?
    If you have recently been arrested and charged with a criminal offense in California you are likely apprehensive about your first court appearance. Unless this is not your first arrest, you may have no idea what to expect from your initial…
  • Jul 29

    Can I Finish My Probation Early in California?

    Can I Finish My Probation Early in California?
    If you were convicted of a criminal offense in California, either through accepting a guilty plea agreement or at trial, you may have been sentenced to a lengthy term of probation. Probation can be restrictive, costly, and time-consuming. In…
  • Jul 24

    Can I Be Arrested for Theft by A Credit or Debit Card in California?

    Can I Be Arrested for Theft by A Credit or Debit Card in California?
    In today’s electronic age most people do the bulk of their financial transactions online and with bank cards. Few people use cash anymore to make purchases or pay bills. As a result, theft offenses involving credit cards and debit cards…
Rank this Week: 3598

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

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

    Georgia Woman Sentenced for DUI Driving… With 4 Children in Her Car!

    Georgia Woman Sentenced for DUI Driving… With 4 Children in Her Car!
    A recent incident in Milton, Georgia serves as a cautionary tale for potential Los Angeles DUI drivers. On Tuesday, July 8, Milton resident Marjorie Rose Ryan-Santos pled guilty in a DUI driving incident that led to a car accident the week…
  • Jul 28

    Signs That You Might Need a New Los Angeles DUI Lawyer

    Signs That You Might Need a New Los Angeles DUI Lawyer
    You’ve already retained an attorney for a DUI in Los Angeles charge, and you’re hoping that your first few uncomfortable experiences with the attorney (or his or her law firm) were just a hiccup. But you’re not so sure. No…
  • Jul 23

    Give Yourself a “Time Out” from Worrying about Your Los Angeles DUI

    Give Yourself a “Time Out” from Worrying about Your Los Angeles DUI
    Ever since you woke up the morning after your Los Angeles DUI arrest, you have been obsessed with your case and deeply worried about what will happen to you and your life. • Will a six-month California driver’s license suspension…
Rank this Week: 4460

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: 2515

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

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

    When Palo Alto Highways Become Pathways to Injury

    When Palo Alto Highways Become Pathways to Injury
    Tips for safety along U.S. 101, a frequent accident site  Within Santa Clara County, Caltrans currently has six projects relating to maintenance and safety on U.S. Highway 101. But as this highway passes through Palo Alto, it can be the…
  • Jul 17

    Slips and Falls Are Serious Legal Matter

    Slips and Falls Are Serious Legal Matter
    Personal injury attorneys advocate for the rights of injured premises liability victims California requires people, business and public entities to take reasonable measures to protect the public from unsafe conditions on their property. If an…
  • Jul 2

    Los Gatos Accident Victims Benefit from Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

    Los Gatos Accident Victims Benefit from Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
    Workplace accidents need legal advocacy Recently a crane killed two employees working on a bridge connecting Yolo and Sutter counties in northern California. One of the two men, Marcus Zane Powell, age 25, was from Los Gatos. Investigators…
Rank this Week: 2468

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

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

    House Passes ESA Reform Package

    House Passes ESA Reform Package
    On July 29, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform legislation introduced by members of the House Natural Resources Committee. As previously reported, the legislation consists of four bills seeking…
  • Jul 24

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant
    On July 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not required to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding potential endangered species…
  • Jul 22

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has released its final recovery plan for Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, and Central Valley steelhead.  The website for the recovery plan…
Rank this Week: 3317

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    Judge Certifies Wage-and-Hour Class Action Against Apple

    Judge Certifies Wage-and-Hour Class Action Against Apple
    Apple is facing another class action that could prove costly if 20,000 employees succeed. According to the New York Times, a California state court has certified a class of former Apple employees over wage and hour claims. The complaint…
  • Jul 28

    California Celebrates 10 Years of Paid Family Leave

    California Celebrates 10 Years of Paid Family Leave
    California is celebrating 10 years of its Paid Family Leave Program since the law went into effect in July of 2004. According to a recent analysis, the number of families taking advantage of the law has continued to rise and the majority of…
  • Jul 26

    ACLU and Gay Rights Groups Withdraw Support For ENDA

    ACLU and Gay Rights Groups Withdraw Support For ENDA
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, also known as ENDA, passed the Senate last fall but is no longer receiving support from the ACLU and other gay rights groups. Support was withdrawn after gay rights advocates cited concern over an…
Rank this Week: 2481

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

Explains key employment laws that every employee in California should know. By Branigan Robertson.

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Jul 30

    Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Claims: Just as Powerful as Opposite-sex Harassment Claim

    Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Claims: Just as Powerful as Opposite-sex Harassment Claim
    The right to work in an environment free from sexual or gender based harassment is a federal and California civil right. Sexual harassment includes the the unwanted and unwelcomed visual, verbal or physical conduct that is sex-based or of a…
  • Jun 13

    California Labor Law Update: Sexual Harassment Protection

    California Labor Law Update: Sexual Harassment Protection
    Every year, the California legislature passes new employment laws or amendments to already existing laws. These new laws and amendments directly impact the employer-employee relationship as well as impacts the way an employer conducts…
  • Apr 21

    Sheldon Cooper on How Not to Behave in Court

    Sheldon Cooper on How Not to Behave in Court
    While this video isn’t about employment law, it does demonstrate improper courtroom demeanor. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons of the Big Bang Theory) decides to insult a traffic court judge and finds himself in contempt. Hilarious.
Rank this Week: 2442

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1898

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

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

    Elder Abuse and the Poor

    Elder Abuse and the Poor
    When our elderly loved ones require care at a nursing home or assisted living facility, we need to balance the costs of a facility with the quality of care we know they’ll be receiving.  It’s necessary to remember that…
  • Jul 23

    Hospice “Crisis” and Elder Care

    Hospice “Crisis” and Elder Care
    A Booming Hospice Industry in America Did you know that about half of all Medicare patients who die “will do so as a hospice patient”?  According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, just ten years ago only about 25…
  • Jul 15

    Liquid Nutritional Substances and Nursing Home Neglect

    Liquid Nutritional Substances and Nursing Home Neglect
    Many of us in the San Diego area have seen commercials for liquid nutritional supplements, particularly those marketed toward older adults.  According to a story in the New York Times, these bottles have become “staples in older…
Rank this Week: 1990

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/
  • Jul 30

    Orange County Woman Wanted in $5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Orange County Woman Wanted in $5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
    Federal authorities are on the hunt for a Fullerton woman who they say is involved in a scheme to defraud Medicare of millions of dollars. Ji Have Kim, 43, of Fullerton is the woman they are looking for. Kim, a registered nurse worked for…
  • Jul 28

    Man Sentenced for Cold Case Sexual Assault in Orange County

    Man Sentenced for Cold Case Sexual Assault in Orange County
    Raul Moreno-Perez, 34, was sentenced to 25 years to life and lifetime registration as a sex offender for a crime he committed in 2001. On November 3, 2001 a 19-year-old girl was waiting at a bus stop in the city of Orange when Moreno-Perez…
  • Jul 26

    Cypress Resident Charged with 24 Felony Counts of Lewd Act

    Cypress Resident Charged with 24 Felony Counts of Lewd Act
    Michael Mordaunt, 45, of Cypress was arrested and charged with 24 felony counts, including 7 counts of lewd acts with minors under 14. According to authorities, Mordaunt was posing as a teenage boy on social media connecting with underage…
Rank this Week: 4845

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

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

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy
    All manners of avoiding tax on cancelled debt are NOT created equal. I have, up to this point, treated “discharge in a case under Title 11” and “insolvency” as equally effective ways to avoid including cancelled debt…
  • Jul 23

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok
    We’ve had a string of them…. [Hint: in a small practice, a "string" means "three. " ] But three clients in the past month with confirmed Chapter 13 plans have contracted to sell their homes without mentioning it to us,…
  • Jul 17

    One Trait Makes A Bankruptcy Lawyer Great

    One Trait Makes A Bankruptcy Lawyer Great
    One trait distinguishes great bankruptcy lawyers from the run of the mill. Bankruptcy forms suck you in to the view that filing a case is just recording what the debtor owns and owes today.  If all you focus on is the here and now, you…
Rank this Week: 3232

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Jul 29

    Parental Gatekeeping and Breaking Barriers in Child Custody Dispute

    Parental Gatekeeping and Breaking Barriers in Child Custody Dispute
    Parental gatekeeping in California child custody disputes is an old and ongoing problem. Maternal gatekeeping is more dominant than the paternal kind but both can create barriers toward co-parenting, communication, quality time between a…
  • Jun 28

    What are Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer at the Consultation and Before Hiring One?

    What are Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer at the Consultation and Before Hiring One?
    Here are the top five questions to ask a divorce lawyer at a consultation and before you hire one, to determine if he or she is a good fit for you. We know this entire selection process can be stressful, which is why we wrote this…
  • May 20

    California Divorce Brown Formula. Understanding the “Time Rule”

    California Divorce Brown Formula. Understanding the “Time Rule”
    The California divorce Brown Formula, also known as the “time rule”, refers to the 1976 case of Marriage of Brown. The perception is that this case established a rule whereby community property such as retirement…
Rank this Week: 3162

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3954

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/
Rank this Week: 4265

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 29

    A DBA is not a Legal Entity

    A DBA is not a Legal Entity
    This post is based on a question that I answered on Avvo. The question illustrates a common misunderstanding concerning DBAs. (DBA is an abbreviation for “doing business as” – i.e., a fictitious business name.) The…
  • Jul 15

    Can I Walk Away from My Suspended LLC?

    Can I Walk Away from My Suspended LLC?
    This post addresses a question that arises frequently from founders of California limited liability companies that have been suspended: Can I walk away from my suspended LLC? A suspended LLC is the result of a founder who has neglected to…
  • Jul 2

    What Does Non-binding Mean and Why Should I Care?

    What Does Non-binding Mean and Why Should I Care?
    This post discusses the meaning of non-binding with respect to a letter of intent (LOI) or a memorandum of understanding (MOU). (Non-binding has a similar meaning in other legal contexts, such as legislation or arbitration, but I will not…
Rank this Week: 4704

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Jul 29

    DSA Announces New Project Certification Process Which Takes Effect August 1, 2014

    DSA Announces New Project Certification Process Which Takes Effect August 1, 2014
    If you’re a design professional, project inspector, or public entity involved in the design or construction of K-12 or community college facilities then you’ll be interested…
  • Jul 28

    A Lesson in Patent Defect

    A Lesson in Patent Defect
    As years pass following construction of a project, patent versus latent defect issues can become the tail that wags the dog in construction disputes since each…
  • Jul 24

    Lawyers. We’re a Sad Bunch

    Lawyers. We’re a Sad Bunch
    A few (literally) depressing facts about lawyers: Lawyers rank 4th among professions in the rate of suicide. Number one? Dentists. Go figure. Lawyers are 3.6 times as…
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Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Earning Capacity, Child Support Calculations – In Re Marriage of Browne

    Earning Capacity, Child Support Calculations – In Re Marriage of Browne
    One of the factors that California courts usually take into account when ordering child support awards is the spouses’ current income and their ability to earn more money. Earning capacity can be tricky to calculate, especially in cases…
  • Jul 22

    High Court Says Singer’s Life Insurance Policy is Community Property – In re Marriage of Valli

    High Court Says Singer’s Life Insurance Policy is Community Property – In re Marriage of Valli
    Celebrity crooner Frankie Valli recently ran into a legal spat with his ex-wife. The case made it all the way up to the California Supreme Court, and the high court’s ruling is likely to affect how judges classify life insurance…
  • Jul 15

    Divorce, Child Support, & Orthodontia – In re Marriage of Bush

    Divorce, Child Support, & Orthodontia – In re Marriage of Bush
    When spouses with minor children divorce, the most important issue to resolve is how the kids will be taken care of. That includes securing their financial stability. Child support awards are intended to ensure that parents provide for…
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Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    DACA and State Driver’s License

    DACA and State Driver’s License
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy permits individuals who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and who meet other age, education, continuous presence, and criminal history-related requirements to remain in…
  • Jul 15

    E-Verify Participation May Spur Compliance Investigation

    E-Verify Participation May Spur Compliance Investigation
    I-9 and E-Verify compliance enthusiasts report a noteworthy trend in recent cases brought to the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC). Many of the recent cases in which OSC has reached…
  • Jul 14

    CSC and VSC System Glitches Lead to Approval Notices Without I-94

    CSC and VSC System Glitches Lead to Approval Notices Without I-94
    The USCIS California Service Center (CSC) reports that it accidentally issued I-797 approval notices without I-94 cards. It notes that corrected approval notices have been issued. If you do not receive a corrected notice by July 20, email…
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OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 29

    Everyone in the supply chain could be sued for patent infringement

    Everyone in the supply chain could be sued for patent infringement
    Patent owners can sue anyone up and down the chain of distribution for infringement of patent.  Manufacturers, distributors and end users are all possible litigants.  For example, the end user can be sued for using the patented…
  • Jul 18

    Online communications can be prior art against patent

    Online communications can be prior art against patent
    Under U.S. patent laws, an application for patent must be filed within one year of the first public use, sale, offer for sale, or printed publication.   Otherwise, those activities will be considered prior art against any later…
  • Jul 11

    Common ownership problems for those new to patent

    Common ownership problems for those new to patent
    For those new to protecting their inventions with patents, one of the more common issues that needs to be resolved is ownership.  Who owns the invention or patent?  A company may believe that it owns the rights to an…
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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
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Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Jul 29

    Dividing the state: An old idea is new again

    Dividing the state: An old idea is new again
        You may have heard about it: Silicon Valley billionaire Tim Draper wants to divide California into six separate states, and he wants Californians to vote on the issue. Earlier this year, supporters of the proposed ballot measure…
  • Jul 24

    Frequently asked question: Can Legislative Intent Service, Inc. locate California Legislative Counsel Opinions?

    Frequently asked question: Can Legislative Intent Service, Inc. locate California Legislative Counsel Opinions?
    FAQ: Can Legislative Intent Service, Inc. locate California Legislative Counsel Opinions? Answer: Yes, when the Opinion is part of the legislative history of a proposed, failed or chaptered bill. Our expertise at Legislative Intent Service,…
  • Jul 10

    Retroactive v. Prospective Application of New Law

    Retroactive v. Prospective Application of New Law
    Our California clients ask us about retroactive application of enactments or amendments in bills that affect their statutes of interest and which could adversely affect their claims or litigation strategy.  We understand their concerns…
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Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Congress Considers Tighter Restrictions on Private "Re-Homing" of Children

    Congress Considers Tighter Restrictions on Private "Re-Homing" of Children
    The longhorn state of Texas outranks every other state in this country for foreign adoptions, followed by California and then New York. The inter-country adoptions that occurred in these states in 2013 were respectively 489, 477 and 360,…
  • Jul 22

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie
    Do you find yourself laden with debt? Have you been tempted to contact a debt-settlement company that promises to reduce your debt by negotiating with your creditors? A new report issued by the Center for Responsible Lending indicates that…
  • Jul 15

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!
    Do you remember when a federal jury decided that Bank of America was guilty of selling subprime mortgages and ordered the bank to pay $863 million in damages? In that case, the US Justice Department argued that Countrywide, which Bank of…
Rank this Week: 3815

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Jul 29

    Abuse, Violence, and Wrongful Death in High-End Rehab Facilitie

    Abuse, Violence, and Wrongful Death in High-End Rehab Facilitie
    When we hear about high-end drug rehabilitation facilities, many of us assume that paying high prices for treatment means a higher quality of care.  However, even the most expensive, high-end facilities can pose dangers for our loved…
  • Jul 25

    Do Product Recalls Prevent Consumer Injury?

    Do Product Recalls Prevent Consumer Injury?
    Consumers May Be ‘Numb’ to Product Recalls, Says Bloomberg Do product recalls actually affect sales, or have many California residents become “numb” to news about defective products that may cause harm?  According…
  • Jul 17

    Female Athletes, High School Athletes, and Brain Injury Severity

    Female Athletes, High School Athletes, and Brain Injury Severity
    Are certain athletes at greater risk of a debilitating brain injury than others?  According to an article in Women’s Health, female and younger athletes may “take longer to recover from concussions.”  The article…
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Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

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

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    Find a Lawyer That is Right for You

    Find a Lawyer That is Right for You
    by: Margot Cutter Find a Lawyer in the Field of Law that Concerns You If you have a legal problem, you may need a lawyer to represent you. Lawyers help people with a wide variety of issues. However, attorneys don’t … Continue…
  • Jul 22

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Included on Top 25 List of Sacramento Super Lawyer

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Included on Top 25 List of Sacramento Super Lawyer
    The Sacramento personal injury lawyer and founding partner of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP, has been named on the Top 25 List of Sacramento Super Lawyers and selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer for his tenth consecutive…
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court Denies Medtronic’s Petition in Product Liability Suit

    Supreme Court Denies Medtronic’s Petition in Product Liability Suit
    Last week the U.S. Supreme Court gave injured medical device patients a win, when they rejected efforts by Medtronic to dismiss their claims. In a number of courts nationwide, the Minneapolis-based company has been challenging claims that…
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California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
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San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    The Right Result in California Divorce

    The Right Result in California Divorce
    Family law is such an emotional and unpredictable area of law. Because of the various personal, economical, and emotional factors that are involved in divorce cases, it is difficult to pin down the "right" path for each family. If a divorce…
  • Jul 28

    Divorce and Marriage World Record

    Divorce and Marriage World Record
    At some point during your divorce you will inevitably be feeling emotionally drained. You may feel like the only person in the world going through your type of situation or you may wonder if there is hope for you to someday remarry again.…
  • Jul 23

    Protecting Your Career During Divorce

    Protecting Your Career During Divorce
    As one would expect, going through a divorce is typically a time of emotional upheaval and chaos. You will likely be required to spend a significant amount of time preparing legal paperwork, attending court hearings, going to your attorney's…
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California Immigration Lawyer Blog

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Can I get political asylum if there is a civil war in my country?

    Can I get political asylum if there is a civil war in my country?
    I recently saw someone in my San Francisco office who was interested in applying for political asylum because there is a civil war raging in his country.  Unfortunately there are a number of civil wars raging around the world today so…
  • Jul 6

    Political asylum based on fear of serving in military

    Political asylum based on fear of serving in military
    Due to the numerous conflicts around the world, a fear of being conscripted into the military is often a claim that arises in political asylum cases.  Recently, the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) issued some…
  • Jun 15

    Can’t USCIS just look at my Facebook page to see that I have a real marriage?

    Can’t USCIS just look at my Facebook page to see that I have a real marriage?
    When preparing my clients for their green card interviews based on marriage, they often ask me whether they can just show the USCIS officer their Facebook page to prove that they have a real marriage. The answer is “no,” at least…
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San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Police Screen and Make Arrests at Mission Bay Drive Checkpoint in San Diego

    Police Screen and Make Arrests at Mission Bay Drive Checkpoint in San Diego
    Authorities set up a checkpoint somewhere in the 4200 block of Mission Bay Drive in the hopes of removing some drunk drivers from the streets - which they have successfully done on numerous occasions in the past - and continue to do…
  • Jul 24

    Officers Test New Drug Designed to Reverse Overdose - San Diego

    Officers Test New Drug Designed to Reverse Overdose - San Diego
    Supposedly a new medication exists to help overdose victims on the verge of death caused by opiate overuse. Officers at the Santee Sheriff's station have started carrying the new drug as part of a pilot program; they have been using them in…
  • Jul 22

    Woman Accused of DUI Manslaughter in Custody Awaiting Trial in San Diego

    Woman Accused of DUI Manslaughter in Custody Awaiting Trial in San Diego
    New developments have occurred regarding a DUI incident covered a few weeks back. The driver at fault is now awaiting a trial date and is in custody with a bond price of $500,000. A cab driver, 42-year-old Antenah Minassie, was driving his…
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CELA Voice

CELA Voice

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

http://celavoice.org/
  • Jul 28

    Low wages & unpredictable schedules: A toxic combination for part time employee

    Low wages & unpredictable schedules: A toxic combination for part time employee
    By Charlotte Fishman In a society that blurs the lines between corporations and people, perhaps it was inevitable that some employers would blur the lines between people and inanimate objects.  Even so, it is shocking to learn that in a…
  • Jul 25

    Tinderslut: Just another day in the tech world

    Tinderslut: Just another day in the tech world
    By Lisa Mak A “whore,” “gold-digger,” “desperate loser,” and “just a bad girl.”  These are only a handful of the sexist comments that Whitney Wolfe, co-founder of the mobile dating app…
  • Jul 1

    Californians get a raise today, but we can do better!

    Californians get a raise today, but we can do better!
    By Kevin Schwin Today, California’s minimum wage increases to $9 per hour.  To many Californians, this comes as good news, but will still not be enough to lift them out of a life of poverty.  Other localities have taken more…
Rank this Week: 2291

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Jul 28

    RESILIENCY: YOU GOTTA HAVE IT!

    RESILIENCY: YOU GOTTA HAVE IT!
    Every attorney in any career needs to work on their resiliency!   There is just no way around it.  Attorneys face mistakes, errors, goofs and downright failures on a daily basis.  The ability to “bounce back”…
  • Jul 21

    MAKE YOUR BUSINESS CARD IMPORTANT

    MAKE YOUR BUSINESS CARD IMPORTANT
    I was looking through a bunch of attorney business cards that I have collected at various events and I was shocked.  By and far the majority were plain white with only the name, sometimes the address, phone number and email on…
  • Jul 8

    I’M BACK…

    I’M BACK…
    Hi to all, Yes, I made it back just to check in on you and see if you did the Action Tasks that I gave you before I left. I’m still too jet lagged to write much but I did want to tell you that my book HOW TO BE A BETTER LAWYER: A Short…
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