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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/
  • Oct 13

    Small Business Websites and Privacy Policie

    Small Business Websites and Privacy Policie
    In recent years, many consumers have become wary of conducting business online due to hacking schemes, fraud, identity theft, spamming, and more. In order to attract business from hesitant online users, you must get them to trust that your…
  • Oct 1

    Claire Kalia to Speak at QuickBooks Connect Conference

    Claire Kalia to Speak at QuickBooks Connect Conference
    California small business attorney Claire Kalia has been invited to speak at a first-of-its-kind conference this fall hosted by Intuit QuickBooks. Occurring between October 20th and 23rd of this year, the QuickBooks Connect conference will…
  • Sep 12

    Legal Issues Associated with Domain Name

    Legal Issues Associated with Domain Name
    Domain names are the Internet equivalent of a physical address, allowing people to find your site when they wish to visit it. For example, the domain name associated with this site is www.kalialawpc.com. This domain name is divided into two…
Rank this Week: 1915

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Oct 13

    Could Amazon Possibly Be a Monopolist?

    Could Amazon Possibly Be a Monopolist?
    Franklin Foer, at the New Republic, argues that the answer is yes.  The alleged “crime”: predatory pricing — if not express, than at least in spirit. In “There’s one huge problem with calls for anti-trust…
  • Oct 2

    Can you ever successfully Daubert an antitrust economist?

    Can you ever successfully Daubert an antitrust economist?
    It’s really a very difficult thing to do — and query whether it’s worth the effort.  See, e.g., The Apple iPod iTunes Antitrust Litigation, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136437 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 26, 2014) (Gonzalez Rogers, J.)…
  • Sep 17

    Ninth Circuit Holds State Action Immunity Doctrine Bars Claims Against Convention Center

    Ninth Circuit Holds State Action Immunity Doctrine Bars Claims Against Convention Center
    In United National Maintenance, Inc. v. San Diego Convention Center, Inc., No. 12-56809 (9th Cir. May 14, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the San Diego Convention center enjoyed state-action immunity…
Rank this Week: 2695

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Elder Isolation: An Overview

    Elder Isolation: An Overview
    Isolation is a form of Elder Abuse in California, per California Penal Code §15610.43. Elder abuse is a violation of the rights of elders by those charged with caring for them in facilities, such as California nursing homes. California…
  • Oct 1

    Learning To Spot Warning Signs of Financial Abuse of Elder

    Learning To Spot Warning Signs of Financial Abuse of Elder
    In California, financial elder abuse is defined in Welfare and Institutions Code §15610.30. The code states: "Financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult occurs when a person or entity... takes, secrets, appropriates, obtains, or…
  • Sep 30

    Fines For Violations Of State Regulations At Assisted Living Homes Increase Substantially

    Fines For Violations Of State Regulations At Assisted Living Homes Increase Substantially
    Governor Jerry Brown made it clear that assisted living facilities in California will be held accountable for violations of state regulations, to the tune of a 100% increase in fines. Until recently, fines for violations at assisted living…
Rank this Week: 2689

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/
  • Oct 13

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent
      What does this statute mean? As we are well aware here at Legislative Intent Service, in the face of ambiguous language, sometimes this simple question has no easy answers. Sure, we have canons of statutory interpretation. But what…
  • Sep 11

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today
    About 20% of all civil lawsuits in the U.S. have to do with automobile accidents. Every day, people get speeding tickets, have fender benders, or break traffic laws in a myriad of other ways — some of which may be stranger than…
  • Aug 22

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?
    People all over the world seek help from law professionals to interpret and understand legal statutes and legislative history — and with good reason. Legal English is very different from standard English, with its own dictionary and a…
Rank this Week: 1791

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/
  • Oct 13

    New Nursing Home Rating System to Better Evaluate Quality of Care

    New Nursing Home Rating System to Better Evaluate Quality of Care
    According to the New York Times, the federal government will be implementing significant changes to the rating system of nursing homes in the United States. Currently, the ratings are based on a five star system that is scrutinized by the…
  • Sep 30

    The Overuse of Antipsychotics in the Healthcare Industry

    The Overuse of Antipsychotics in the Healthcare Industry
    Antipsychotic drugs are an increasingly common form of medication for elderly patients in health care facilities. Although these drugs treat a wide variety of health concerns, most prescribed are unnecessary, and have the potential to cause…
  • Sep 15

    Elder Care Technology can give Independence to Alzheimer’s Patient

    Elder Care Technology can give Independence to Alzheimer’s Patient
    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5.3 million people over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. Alzheimer’s is a disease that not only inhibits the patient’s…
Rank this Week: 2693

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

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

    Scary Storie

    Scary Storie
    By raise of hands, how many out there in blogland have heard of the attorney-client privilege?  How about the doctor-patient privilege? How about the law Librarian-patron privilege?  Haven't heard of that one?  Not surprising…
  • Oct 5

    Fighting for the underdog

    Fighting for the underdog
    Do any of  you out in blogland remember the cartoon Underdog?  I loved that cartoon - Shoeshine Boy, Polly Purebred (because she was pure bred, get it?!) - great characters.  As things happen, I got older and found myself…
  • Oct 2

    Word of the Month for October 2014

    Word of the Month for October 2014
    You ever been in a bind and your best option was to blame someone else? Politicians do it all the time. I've have yet to hear a politician or POTUS ever say, "I screwed up" or "It was my fault."  I mean, have these people never heard the…
Rank this Week: 3551

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Oct 13

    Contractors: Beware the Subordination Clause

    Contractors: Beware the Subordination Clause
    Did you know that California is the only state in the country in which mechanics liens are a constitutional right? Tis true. Article XIV of the California Constitution…
  • Oct 8

    Reality TV, Voyeurism and the Thrills of Construction

    Reality TV, Voyeurism and the Thrills of Construction
    My wife was watching Project Runway when I ran across an advertisement on Enr.com for ConstructionCamTv which describes itself as “[a] new 24-hour live streaming channel…
  • Oct 6

    Required Contract Provisions for Construction Contracts in California

    Required Contract Provisions for Construction Contracts in California
    One question I get fairly often when drafting or reviewing construction contracts is what provisions, if any, are required in construction contracts in California. This is, of course, different…
Rank this Week: 1747

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    L.A. Call Center Sued for Sexual Harassment

    L.A. Call Center Sued for Sexual Harassment
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will often be the first to intervene in the event of discrimination or another violation against an employee. In a recent case, the federal agency has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles…
  • Oct 11

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Over Mandatory Arbitration Clause

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Over Mandatory Arbitration Clause
    New hires are often required to sign contracts and some employers will include a mandatory arbitration clause in these agreements. A recent case highlights some of the legal issues that may come arise when an employee is forced to sign a…
  • Oct 10

    CA Unpaid Interns Extended Protection Against Sexual Harassment

    CA Unpaid Interns Extended Protection Against Sexual Harassment
    Unpaid internships have been increasingly under scrutiny for taking advantage of new college graduates and the unemployed. Though new regulations have been implemented to help protect young workers and to hold employers accountable, it…
Rank this Week: 1513

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Oct 12

    Put Another Notch in the DOJ Gun

    Put Another Notch in the DOJ Gun
    In the history of the old west when gun fighters survived a gun fight they might put a “notch” in their pistol as a badge of honor. Well the U.S. Department of Justice can put another notch in its weapon of choice, threat of…
  • Oct 5

    IRS Use of Customs Hold for International Taxpayer

    IRS Use of Customs Hold for International Taxpayer
    In a recent Memorandum from the Treasury Inspector General Tax Administration (“TIGTA”) to the IRS TIGTA discussed one of the methods the IRS uses in its efforts to collect delinquent taxes and penalties, namely the Customs Hold.…
  • Sep 28

    FATCA Letters-What should I do now?

    FATCA Letters-What should I do now?
    As a result of the Foreign Account Tax Comliance Act, (FATCA), the latest estimates are that over 77,000 Foreign Financial Institutions (FFI’s) and over 80 foreign governments have entered into agreements to provide information about…
Rank this Week: 2959

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    Is a Will Necessary When There Is No Probate Estate?

    Is a Will Necessary When There Is No Probate Estate?
    A last will and testament is a document that applies only to your “probate estate.” A probate estate may not include all of your assets. In some cases, you might not even own any assets subject to probate. Probate…
  • Oct 10

    The Dangers of Using a Pre-Printed Power of Attorney

    The Dangers of Using a Pre-Printed Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a legal document whereby a person, known as the “principal,” grants to another person, known as the “attorney-in-fact,” the authority to act on his or her behalf in certain financial matters. The…
  • Sep 26

    Collecting Payments After Your Death

    Collecting Payments After Your Death
    Although you might think of an estate plan simply as a way to dispose of your existing assets, in fact your future estate might also be responsible for collecting additional income generated after your death. If you work in the entertainment…
Rank this Week: 1495

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 12

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Infosys Immigration Case Featured at Stanford Law School Symposium

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Infosys Immigration Case Featured at Stanford Law School Symposium
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will be the featured speaker at Stanford Law School's Fourth Annual Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium to be held October 28, 2014, on the University's campus.The Symposium will also feature a…
  • Aug 30

    Executive Immigration Action Timing and Content Debated

    Executive Immigration Action Timing and Content Debated
    President Obama's expected executive action with regard to the Central American border crisis and legal immigration reform is now the subject of media speculation as to both timing and content.The political timing of such an announcement has…
  • Aug 25

    I-9 Central-The USCIS Employer Resource

    I-9 Central-The USCIS Employer Resource
    Do you know about the USCIS I-9 Central, the online resource for your Form I-9 verification responsibilities?I-9 Central has links to popular I-9 topics such as: ·       Acceptable…
Rank this Week: 4212

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry
    Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway that could cost you and your client tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. The Scam The scam is simple: the scammer obtains access to an email…
  • Aug 4

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner
    When a probate judge cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the Clippers not only Shelly Sterling came away as a winner. Donald and Shelly’s silent partners, the federal and California governments, were also in for their share of…
  • Jul 28

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed
    The article below appeared in the California Real Property Journal, the Official Publication of the Real Property Section fo the State Bar of California. A PDF of the article is available here. Volume 32, Number 2, 2014 Mortgage Shotgunning…
Rank this Week: 4563

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 11

    What You Should Know about Distracted Driver

    What You Should Know about Distracted Driver
    California law prohibits texting while driving Eighty percent of vehicle crashes occur because of some type of driver inattention. The number one source of driver distraction is talking or texting on a cell phone.  According to the…
  • Sep 26

    Gilroy Trucking Accident Fatal for Victim

    Gilroy Trucking Accident Fatal for Victim
    An out-of-control tractor-trailer raises questions Recently a big rig in Gilroy, California crashed into several cars on the corner of Ferguson Street and State Route 152 during rush hour. Nine people and a total of eight vehicles were…
  • Sep 9

    Common Causes of California Trucking Accident

    Common Causes of California Trucking Accident
    Federal and state regulations are often ignored Truck drivers have many obligations to fulfill. They must follow California state and federal regulations governing many issues ranging from their driving to safe cargo loading. Truck drivers…
Rank this Week: 1543

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/
  • Oct 10

    USA Swimming Brings Down Hammer on Michael Phelps for His DUI

    USA Swimming Brings Down Hammer on Michael Phelps for His DUI
    Many people – including celebrities, actors, sport stars and captains of industry — underestimate the damage that non-injury Los Angeles DUI arrests can do to their careers. Even if you didn’t hurt anybody — and you…
  • Oct 6

    Drug DUI for Amanda Bynes Creates Major Problems for Beleaguered Actre

    Drug DUI for Amanda Bynes Creates Major Problems for Beleaguered Actre
    Of all the celebrity Los Angeles DUI cases that we’ve covered on this blog over many years, the peculiar case of Amanda Bynes has stood out, because the actress’ encounters with the law have had less to do with willful rule…
  • Oct 3

    Most Decorated Olympian in History Gets a Second DUI: What’s Next for Michael Phelps?

    Most Decorated Olympian in History Gets a Second DUI: What’s Next for Michael Phelps?
    When ultra Olympian Michael Phelps got arrested in 2004 for DUI, he had not yet become an uber Olympic legend. When he got caught with a bong in 2009, he had already transformed the Olympics, but he had not yet become the most gold-decorated…
Rank this Week: 846

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/
Rank this Week: 2506

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Oct 10

    Is It All Bad News Regarding Individual Giving?

    Is It All Bad News Regarding Individual Giving?
    What a rush of apparent bad news we’ve seen lately in the realm of recorded or anticipated donations to nonprofits:  The wealthy are giving less of a share of their income to charity, according to analysis by the Chronicle of…
  • Sep 22

    Don’t Let Tax Rules Intimidate When Writing Nonprofit Thank-You’s to Donor

    Don’t Let Tax Rules Intimidate When Writing Nonprofit Thank-You’s to Donor
    Reading Roger Craver (author of Retention Fundraising: The New Art and Science of Keeping Your Donors for Life) should put a jolt into any fundraiser’s Monday morning, with his analysis of why the nonprofit sector is…
  • Aug 19

    The Message of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Other Nonprofit

    The Message of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Other Nonprofit
    Could anyone have predicted that this would be the next big fundraising  strategy to go viral and bring in big bucks? You’ve by now no doubt heard about the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association‘s challenge, in…
Rank this Week: 4477

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/
  • Oct 10

    Our overly-litigious society: The justice system is out of control

    Our overly-litigious society: The justice system is out of control
    By Craig Byrnes I’m a trial lawyer.  When people find out what I do for a living, I usually get an earful. Too many lawsuits, they say. The verdicts are too high, they tell me. The first thing I learned about being a good lawyer is…
  • Oct 7

    The Civil Rights Act – looking back, looking ahead

    The Civil Rights Act – looking back, looking ahead
    By Marvin Krakow The Civil Rights Act of 1964 guaranteed equal treatment in the workplace, in public facilities, and in public accommodations, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or sex.  Equality was not the norm in 1964. …
  • Oct 2

    No free pass to discriminate against immigrant workers:  Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co.

    No free pass to discriminate against immigrant workers:  Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co.
    By Megan Beaman and Kevin Kish Low-wage workers—regardless of immigration status—shoulder more than their fair share of workplace violations, including unpaid wages, unsafe working conditions, and discrimination and…
Rank this Week: 1643

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

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

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    Hershey Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Marijuana Edible Company

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

    Protecting a Trademark and Avoiding Infringement

    Protecting a Trademark and Avoiding Infringement
    Here is an article about trademarks based off of my interview with McMurry/TMG  for their hospitals clients.http://mcmurrytmg.com/articles/protecting-trademark-and-avoiding-infringement Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
  • Oct 6

    Design Patent Term Extended to 15 Year

    Design Patent Term Extended to 15 Year
    Design patents are a critical form of intellectual property for businesses to protect their product designs.  The prior term for design patents were fourteen (14) years from the issuance date.  Now, pursuant to the changes made in…
Rank this Week: 4795

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Oct 10

    AB 1738 Signed: HOAs Set to Incur Greater Attorney's Fees to Resolve Member Disputes via IDR

    AB 1738 Signed: HOAs Set to Incur Greater Attorney's Fees to Resolve Member Disputes via IDR
    *New Legislation Provisions of the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (Civ. Code §§ 4000 - 6150) currently require homeowners associations ("HOAs") to "provide a fair, reasonable, and expeditious procedure for resolving…
  • Oct 7

    New Client: Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association

    New Client: Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association
    We are proud to announce that Heritage Ranch Maintenance Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Heritage Ranch is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Winchester being developed by Beazer Homes.…
  • Sep 30

    AB2104 Signed: Low-Water Using Plants; Watering During Drought

    AB2104 Signed: Low-Water Using Plants; Watering During Drought
    *New Legislation We have previously blogged about several bills being considered by the California Legislature relating to drought relief. Among them was AB2104 (Gonzales), which has now been signed by Governor Brown and will take effect…
Rank this Week: 2974

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Oct 10

    Companies Will Be Responsible For Wages of Sub-Contractor

    Companies Will Be Responsible For Wages of Sub-Contractor
    Does your company use workers provided by other companies?  If so, your company may be liable for the other companies’ failure to pay wages or carry state-mandated workers’ compensation insurance. Governor Brown signed AB…
  • Oct 9

    DOL Delays Enforcement of Home Care Regulations, But Employees Are Still Entitled to Overtime

    DOL Delays Enforcement of Home Care Regulations, But Employees Are Still Entitled to Overtime
    Telling employers that the DOL is not going to enforce the regulations could lead employers to believe they are not required to comply with the regulations. This is simply not true. While the DOL may choose not to enforce the regulations,…
  • Oct 1

    New Law Expands Time Period for Liquidated Damages in Unpaid Minimum Wage Claim

    New Law Expands Time Period for Liquidated Damages in Unpaid Minimum Wage Claim
    AB 2074 amends Labor Code section 1194.2 to make it clear that "A suit may be filed for liquidated damages at any time before the expiration of the statute of limitations on an action for wages from which the liquidated damages arise."
Rank this Week: 873

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Oct 10

    Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate is Taking Off

    Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate is Taking Off
    by Ben Reznik Once considered an area of Los Angeles that had virtually nothing to do after 5pm, downtown Los Angeles is experiencing a development boom. Sure, part of it is due to the fact that our regional economy is on an upswing. But…
  • Sep 16

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision
    By Scott Castro California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decisionOil and gas lease sales on public lands set to resume in 2015 based upon independent fracking report On August 28, 2014 the California…
  • Aug 26

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
Rank this Week: 2895

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    Car Crash Resulting in Multiple Teen Deaths in Orange County CA

    Car Crash Resulting in Multiple Teen Deaths in Orange County CA
    A car crash resulting in multiple teen deaths in Orange County, CA was reported by the Los Angeles Times to involve the following all too common factors in traffic collisions involving younger persons as follows: The auto accident happened at…
  • Sep 25

    CHP to Pay $1.5 Million For Police Brutality

    CHP to Pay $1.5 Million For Police Brutality
    The Los Angeles Times reported today (see article here) that the California Highway Patrol has agreed to settle a civil rights police brutality claim for $1.5 Million.  The plaintiff, Marlene Pinnock, was a 51 year old woman who was held…
  • Sep 18

    Res Ipsa Loquitur – Can Negligence Be Presumed in California Injury Claims?

    Res Ipsa Loquitur – Can Negligence Be Presumed in California Injury Claims?
    “Res Ipsa Loquitur” is a Latin phrase which, literally, translates to, “the thing speaks for itself.”  Under California personal injury laws, its meaning is that there are times when evidence cannot necessarily be…
Rank this Week: 1512

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/
Rank this Week: 1532

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Deadline Extended on New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure

    Deadline Extended on New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure
    There has been an important development in California commercial real estate law. California Public Resources Code Section 25402.10 requires owners and operators of certain non-residential buildings to disclose building energy performance…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Changes Property Tax Law and Closes Contract Voidability Penalty Loophole

    New California Law Changes Property Tax Law and Closes Contract Voidability Penalty Loophole
    A new law important to certain foreign LLCs went into effect in California on September 15, 2014. According to the Imperial Valley News, Governor Brown signed the law that day, and it includes a clause that indicates that the law takes effect…
  • Sep 22

    Probe Shows Government is not Following Small Business Contracting Rule

    Probe Shows Government is not Following Small Business Contracting Rule
    The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a seemingly wonderful program under which certain federal contracts are supposed to be reserved for competitions among small businesses, called the "8(a) Business Development Program." The SBA…
Rank this Week: 3206

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1149

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Railroaded

    Railroaded
    In 1998 I got wrongfully accused of a lewd act with my son. This event was supposed to have happened 5 years prior to conviction. No real dates or times of this event were documented nor were presented in the […] The post Railroaded…
  • Oct 7

    Wrongfully Charged

    Wrongfully Charged
    My name is Shawn and I have a unique situation so I’ve been told. A little over 2 years ago I was involved in a domestic altercation in which I had no choice but to defend myself. However I was […] The post Wrongfully Charged…
  • Oct 2

    Expungement

    Expungement
    33 years ago I was drinking with my buddies and one was killed. I know it was reduced to a misdemeanor reckless driving. This is showing up as “pending” on my Life Scan, so I can’t get the job I […] The post…
Rank this Week: 4471

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Oct 9

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection
    Recently I was contacted to help on a party’s Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Requests for Admissions. In viewing opposing counsel’s responses to the discovery,…
  • Sep 9

    What is a General Objection?

    What is a General Objection?
    ANSWER:     A fictional document. A non-existent objection neither based in statutory authority nor found in case law. A statement by a party during the discovery phase that they will neither be held to the Code of Civil…
  • Aug 5

    Why Every Insurance Carrier Should Insist That The New Construction Form Interrogatories Be Used

    Why Every Insurance Carrier Should Insist That The New Construction Form Interrogatories Be Used
      John Podesta, an insurance coverage attorney in San Francisco, brings us his perspective on why the Form Interrogatories for Construction Defect should be used.  For over 20 years John has has handled hundreds of…
Rank this Week: 3684

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead
    Five days ago, a fiery three car collision ended with the tragic loss of five lives in Chino. According to a news article at CBS Los Angeles, four of the deceased victims were friends who graduated from Roosevelt High School. Crews were…
  • Jun 6

    Four People Lose Their Lives After Truck Jackknifes on Interstate 10

    Four People Lose Their Lives After Truck Jackknifes on Interstate 10
    On May 21 of this year, an accident involving a truck carrying steel pipes triggered a bus accident that left four people dead. According to a report at U.S. News & World Report,  a flatbed truck was hauling steel pipes on a remote…
  • May 4

    Orange County Deputy Recognizes Attempted Robbery Suspect While Viewing Surveillance Footage

    Orange County Deputy Recognizes Attempted Robbery Suspect While Viewing Surveillance Footage
    On Monday April 28, a San Clemente man was arrested after being viewed in surveillance footage and recognized by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy.  The man was allegedly attempting to rob a CVS Pharmacy just before 5 p.m. in the…
Rank this Week: 1586

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    Penalties For DUI With Priors In Orange County

    Penalties For DUI With Priors In Orange County
    DUI’S WITH PRIORS If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County California, hiring an experienced DUI Defense Lawyer should be your first step toward getting the DUI arrest behind you. Although a conviction…
  • Oct 3

    Felony DUI vs. Misdemeanor DUI in Orange County California

    Felony DUI vs. Misdemeanor DUI in Orange County California
    Typically, if you are arrested for driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated, you will be charged with a misdemeanor. However, there are situations that can and will result in a felony DUI. Here are some examples of felony…
  • Sep 9

    The DMV’s Power to Suspend Your License

    The DMV’s Power to Suspend Your License
    Most people do not realize how much power the California Department of Motor Vehicles has until they are forced to come in contact with them.  Unfortunately this is usually as a result of being arrested for driving under the…
Rank this Week: 1453

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Oct 8

    When Do Employers Get a Break From Meal Period Rules?

    When Do Employers Get a Break From Meal Period Rules?
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Colleen M. Regan Over the past decade, plaintiffs have filed hundreds of class actions alleging that California employers have failed to “provide” meal breaks.  The California Supreme court…
  • Oct 1

    CA Legislature and Governor Pass More Employment Laws: End of 2014 Session Summary

    CA Legislature and Governor Pass More Employment Laws: End of 2014 Session Summary
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Kristina Launey, Dana Howells, and Christina Jackson The California Legislature adjourned in the wee hours of the morning on August 30, in advance of the official August 31 close of the 2013-14 Legislative…
  • Sep 25

    Let’s Get Creative: The Creative Professional Exemption

    Let’s Get Creative: The Creative Professional Exemption
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Pamela L. Vartabedian and Justin T. Curley Unlike its two conformist siblings—the licensed professional and learned professional exemptions—the “creative professional” exemption is an…
Rank this Week: 1801

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Oct 8

    Accessing The D&O Liability Coverage of a Bankrupt Corporation

    Accessing The D&O Liability Coverage of a Bankrupt Corporation
    An automatic stay in bankruptcy prevents anyone from accessing the property of the debtor estate, including the directors’ and officers’ liability (D&O) policies which insure individual directors and officers of the estate as well as…
  • Sep 17

    Setting Up a Successful Negotiation Regarding “2860 Rates”

    Setting Up a Successful Negotiation Regarding “2860 Rates”
    “The insurer’s obligation to pay fees to the independent counsel selected by the insured is limited to the rates which are actually paid by the insurer to attorneys retained by it in the ordinary course of business in the defense of…
  • Aug 27

    The Napa Earthquake – The Time To Think About Insurance Coverage Is Now

    The Napa Earthquake – The Time To Think About Insurance Coverage Is Now
    Last weekend’s Napa earthquake served as a wake-up call for everyone living and working in the Greater Bay Area. As with all natural disasters, after the immediate clean-up is over the analysis will begin as to how to make buildings safer…
Rank this Week: 4356

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    What is the parent's legal liability in California for personal injuries when a teenage child throws a party at your house?

    What is the parent's legal liability in California for personal injuries when a teenage child throws a party at your house?
    With four grown children, I've experienced the angst that all parents do when their teenage children go to a "party" at a friend's house. And on the few occasions when I've left home for a weekend and left my older kids at home, I have felt…
  • Mar 18

    New California Law Reduces Bicycle Injury Accident

    New California Law Reduces Bicycle Injury Accident
    Everyday I see articles in the newspapers about bicyclists being injured in collisions with autos. Recently, Governor Brown signed a bill which should help reduce the number of these accidents. The new law (AB 1371), known as "Three Feet for…
  • Dec 3

    Alameda Pedestrian Accidents Raise Safety Concern

    Alameda Pedestrian Accidents Raise Safety Concern
    This past November two pedestrians were critically injured in separate auto accidents in Alameda. One accident occurred on Bay Farm Island, and the other occurred on Webster Street near the Posey Tube. Both accidents are still under…
Rank this Week: 4876

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2042

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1554

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

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

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Oct 7

    California Insurance-Related Bills Signed into Law

    California Insurance-Related Bills Signed into Law
    September 30, 2014, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2014 regular legislative session. Here are summaries of noteworthy insurance-related bills that were signed…
  • Sep 5

    Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP

    Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP
    Barger & Wolen partner David McMahon was quoted in a Law360 article, Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP subscription required), on September 4, 2014, about U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier’s ruling which found…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
Rank this Week: 3559

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    Governor Brown Signs End of Session Employment Laws Part II

    Governor Brown Signs End of Session Employment Laws Part II
    Here are some of the other employment laws that Governor Jerry Brown has signed, which will result in new obligations and liabilities in 2015.  AB 1897 (text is here)  This new law states that employers that use temp agencies…
  • Oct 1

    California Governor Brown Signing More New Employment Laws at End of 2014 Session (Part I)

    California Governor Brown Signing More New Employment Laws at End of 2014 Session (Part I)
    The 2014 legislative session is over.  But employers will be remembering this one for a long time.  California Governor Jerry Brown signed a host of new laws at the end of the session.  Many deal with narrow-cast and public…
  • Oct 1

    Did the California Legislature Kill Arbitration?

    Did the California Legislature Kill Arbitration?
    Could be.  Certainly, arbitration services should be concerned that their services may not command the interest they once did.Governor Brown just signed AB 802. This law applies to new arbitrations administered after 1/1/2015.I'm…
Rank this Week: 2237

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 3427

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
  • Oct 6

    Parents of a Toddler Who Fell to His Death at Staples Center Are Allowed to Seek Punitive Damage

    Parents of a Toddler Who Fell to His Death at Staples Center Are Allowed to Seek Punitive Damage
    Last Friday, a judge ruled that the parents of a two year old boy who fell to who his death at Staples Center can seek punitive damages in their wrongful death lawsuit against L.A. Arena Co. and L.A. Arena Funding. On November 21, 2010, two…
  • Sep 24

    Lewis County Jail Sued For Outdated “Post Card Only” Policy

    Lewis County Jail Sued For Outdated “Post Card Only” Policy
    On April 11, 2014, Prisoner Legal News (PLN), a project of the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), filed a lawsuit against Lewis County of the State of Washington and several of its employees directly involved in the operation of Lewis County…
  • Sep 24

    Faulty Ignition Switch in GM Vehicles Causes 19 Death

    Faulty Ignition Switch in GM Vehicles Causes 19 Death
    General Motors agrees to set up a victim’s compensation fund to pay for 19 deaths caused by faulty ignition switches in their vehicles. The estimate of deaths due to ignition switch problems originally stood at 13, but has recently…
Rank this Week: 2486

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Oct 6

    Hit and Run Has Police Searching South Los Angele

    Hit and Run Has Police Searching South Los Angele
    Police Searching for Hit and Run Driver   Early morning Monday traffic can usually cause some problems. People get in a hurry due to waking up late, kids delaying your routine, whatever the cause people seem either extremely rushed…
  • Oct 4

    Bicyclist Killed Another in Critical Condition in San Fernando Crash

    Bicyclist Killed Another in Critical Condition in San Fernando Crash
    Crash Kills Bicyclist and Injures Another Person   On July 17th of 2014 a bicyclist was sadly killed. Another person was injured and said to be in critical condition after a traffic accident in the San Fernando Valley area on a Thursday…
  • Oct 2

    Bed Bugs Infest an Apartment Building in Canoga Park

    Bed Bugs Infest an Apartment Building in Canoga Park
    Residents in Apartment Complex Complain of Bed Bugs Infestation   Bed bugs are pretty disgusting little creatures. They attack at night, when you’re most vulnerable and then leave little sores all over you that itches like crazy.…
Rank this Week: 1607

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/
  • Oct 6

    New Addre

    New Addre
    My new address is 300 E. State Street, Suite 517 Redlands CA 92373-5235
  • Jun 5

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law My office is on Colton Avenue between Tennessee and Redlands Boulevard. That is confusing to people, because Colton Avenue dead-ends into Redlands Boulevard.  I tell visitors to exit the 10 at Tennessee…
  • Jun 4

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law One of the more relatively popular posts on this website is this post on  Constitutionalists. From time to time, I run across them in either my Code Enforcement or my Civil Rights practices. However, I…
Rank this Week: 3110

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2139

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    White Collar Crime in Orange County, California

    White Collar Crime in Orange County, California
    White collar crime involves illegal activity that is done for the sole purpose of financial gain to the individual being accused and typically takes place in a businesses or corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the business is a…
  • Sep 25

    New Phone App Leads to Bomb Threats and Closure of Orange County HIgh School

    New Phone App Leads to Bomb Threats and Closure of Orange County HIgh School
    A new phone app called “Yik Yak” has become extremely popular among teens over the last several months. The app was originally created and meant for college-age students as a virtual campus bulletin board. It is a location-based…
  • Sep 10

    Eliminating Criminal History Questions From Job Application

    Eliminating Criminal History Questions From Job Application
    In California, current law prohibits both public and private employers from asking an applicant to disclose any information concerning an arrest or detention that did not result in a conviction. Further, as of July 1, 2014, all state and…
Rank this Week: 1360

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Oct 6

    Pradaxa Manufacturer Cherry-Picking Risk Data

    Pradaxa Manufacturer Cherry-Picking Risk Data
    Best-selling drug Pradaxa has been a popular alternative to the blood-thinner warfarin. Unfortunately, its safety track record has been less than stellar. Earlier this year, an article published by Fierce Pharma outlined the latest scandal…
  • Sep 4

    Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes in Women

    Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes in Women
    New information is coming to light about serious side effects associated with the popularly prescribed drug, Lipitor. Pfizer, the manufacturer of the cholesterol-lowering drug has been named in about 1,000 lawsuits over the past five months. …
  • Aug 25

    Apple Bans Two Hazardous Chemicals from iPhone and iPad Production

    Apple Bans Two Hazardous Chemicals from iPhone and iPad Production
    Thanks to labor-watch groups and activists, Apple is finally banning the use of two hazardous chemicals from the final production stages of iPhones and iPads. After an investigation into 22 factories, Apple has decided to ban the use of…
Rank this Week: 3446

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Download Our Free Book: The California Guide to Bankruptcy

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

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

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

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home
    As a San Diego Chapter 13 lawyer, I want to explain to you a little bit about the process of saving your home.  But first, let’s talk basics.  Under a San Diego chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor sets a repayment plan the the…
Rank this Week: 4720

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

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

    State Inheritance and Estate Taxe

    State Inheritance and Estate Taxe
    Nineteen states and D.C. levy and estate or inheritance tax. These taxes can affect California residents.
  • Sep 23

    Taking Parents Off the Hook

    Taking Parents Off the Hook
    The New York Times published an interesting story this weekend on the expectations that parents and children have with respect to inheritances. The article summarized a study published in The Gerontologist last year, in which older adults and…
  • Aug 3

    Too Old to Drive?

    Too Old to Drive?
    Families need to help seniors know when it's time to stop driving. Here's a list of danger signs, self-assessment tests, and resources for families who need to help someone stop driving.
Rank this Week: 3515