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San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Five Things to Consider When Hiring a San Jose Business Litigation Attorney

    Five Things to Consider When Hiring a San Jose Business Litigation Attorney
    Whether you are starting a company or already have an established business, you will likely need legal advice on many different issues. From business formation to dissolution, an attorney can assist you regarding contracts, employees,…
  • Apr 15

    Paying The Right Price When Acquiring A Busine

    Paying The Right Price When Acquiring A Busine
    An important step in the business acquisition process is determining the true value of the business to ensure you are paying an appropriate price. Valuation of a business can be complicated and can depend on the type of company in question,…
  • Apr 8

    What Should Be Included In A Shareholder Agreement?

    What Should Be Included In A Shareholder Agreement?
    In this day and age of online accessibility, all you have to do is a quick Google search to find an array of sample shareholder agreements at your disposal. While it may seem much easier to pay a few dollars and use an online template for…
Rank this Week: 4603

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/
  • Apr 22

    Mixed Age Population in California’s Nursing Home May Be ‘Dangerous’

    Mixed Age Population in California’s Nursing Home May Be ‘Dangerous’
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Many of us know that the population of seniors in California is growing, and that it will continue to expand over the next couple of decades. According to statistics from the Administration on Aging (AoA), Americans…
  • Apr 15

    Boarding Homes and Elder Abuse Risk

    Boarding Homes and Elder Abuse Risk
    When we read news stories or hear anecdotes about elder abuse and neglect in San Diego, we often thinking about harms that occur in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs). In other…
  • Apr 8

    Reexamining California’s Nursing Home Quality

    Reexamining California’s Nursing Home Quality
    Over the last couple of years, the quality of care in California nursing homes and assisted-living facilities—in effect, the salient instances of nursing home abuse—has received national attention. Back in 2013, a special report…
Rank this Week: 1633

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Apr 21

    Four kinds of client

    Four kinds of client
    The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepared to explain…
  • Apr 16

    Avoiding Litigation

    Avoiding Litigation
    The ABA Dispute Resolution conference, held this year in New York City, presents an interesting combination of programs on mediation, arbitration, negotiation and collaborative practice. The conference manages to combine these fields, even…
  • Mar 31

    Mediation's Potential

    Mediation's Potential
    A couple of recent experiences as a consumer of mediation services have made me wonder whether the practice is living up to its full potential. In one case, when the mediator and opposing counsel started talking about what was going to happen…
Rank this Week: 3907

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!
    California charges a minimum franchise tax of $800 each year. This is a tax on the privilege of being a corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the corporation is profitable or even if it has any revenue. The state wants its ……
  • Mar 31

    FTB Tax Clearance Certificate

    FTB Tax Clearance Certificate
    When a business is required to deduct and withhold taxes and remit them to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), a successor to the business can be responsible for paying the amount owing to the FTB  if the business does not pay ……
  • Mar 3

    Officer Liable for Restitution of Corporation’s Gains in Violation of FTC Act

    Officer Liable for Restitution of Corporation’s Gains in Violation of FTC Act
    In Federal Trade Commission v. Commerce Planet, Inc. (9th Cir. March 3, 2016) 16 C.D.O.S. 2355, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Commerce Planet, Inc., and three of its top officers for violating § 5(a) of the FTC Act, which…
Rank this Week: 2078

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court asked to review disparaging trademarks decision

    Supreme Court asked to review disparaging trademarks decision
    On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office petitioned the Supreme Court to take up the case on disparaging trademarks. Petition, Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Petitioner…
  • Apr 19

    Trade Marks: EUTM Specification checker

    Trade Marks: EUTM Specification checker
    Act now to ensure that your business requirements are appropriately safeguarded For owners of EUTMs which predate 22 June 2012, there is a “window of opportunity” until 23 September 2016 to review and ‘perfect’ their…
  • Apr 14

    PTO not required to register disparaging trademark until cert deadline passe

    PTO not required to register disparaging trademark until cert deadline passe
    In December 2015, the Federal Circuit struck down the “disparagement” clause of §2(a) of the Lanham Act on First Amendment grounds. However, according to a recent ruling from the court, the USPTO is not required to register…
Rank this Week: 1170

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Modifying an Irrevocable Trust

    Modifying an Irrevocable Trust
    A revocable trust can naturally be changed. The relevant probate code section provides "unless the trust instrument provides otherwise, if a trust is revocable by the settlor, the settlor may modify the trust by the procedure for …
  • Apr 7

    Interpretation of a Will

    Interpretation of a Will
    Santa Clara County Superior CourtWords matter. Words in a will matter more you could say. This brings us to the story of a recent unpublished appellate decision regarding the interpretation of a will.  This stemmed from a trial court…
  • Mar 25

    No-Contest Clause

    No-Contest Clause
    When a beneficiary or heir notifies the trustee that they intend to take legal action regarding the trust, this does not always trigger the no-contest clause found in the trust (assuming there is one). For reference, a no-contest clause in a…
Rank this Week: 3021

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Walsh Waiver Granted – another win for Brian Lerner

    Walsh Waiver Granted – another win for Brian Lerner
    I-485 approved for clients’ whose case had been pending since 2006 because of the petitioner’s criminal record.  In 2013, the case was erroneously denied by USCIS for failure to respond to a request for evidence and reopened…
  • Apr 21

    Another win for Brian D. Lerner regarding person waiting for year

    Another win for Brian D. Lerner regarding person waiting for year
    Our client’s date of birth was incorrect on his naturalization certificate and passport and for years he unsuccessfully tried to correct this error with Immigration, the Department of State, the IRS and the Social Security…
  • Apr 21

    Another win for Brian D. Lerner in Immigration Court

    Another win for Brian D. Lerner in Immigration Court
    Application for Cancellation of Removal granted for lawful permanent resident with nearly 30 years in the U.S. and a disabled daughter but with a conviction for possession of a controlled substance from 2006, an outstanding warrant for 10…
Rank this Week: 2758

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law in the San Diego and Southern California area. By David Shapiro.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Crime up slightly in San Diego

    Crime up slightly in San Diego
    The good news is that crime in San Diego remained low last year. In fact, the rate was near the lowest in several decades. On the other hand, there was an overall increase in crime in our area of about 6%. Obviously, the numbers change from…
  • Apr 6

    San Diego Launches Wrongful Conviction Team

    San Diego Launches Wrongful Conviction Team
    In the wake of new DNA evidence and other factors contributing to the wrongful conviction of defendants in criminal cases, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has announced the creation of a dedicated team to deal with the issue. The…
  • Mar 28

    Marcus J.’s Story

    Marcus J.’s Story
    Being diagnosed with high risk Acute Lyphoblastic Leukemia at age 17 during the height of my recruiting process as a quarterback for football has been both detrimental but also a blessing in many ways.  I can’t imagine that anybody…
Rank this Week: 3198

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Crime up slightly in San Diego

    Crime up slightly in San Diego
    The good news is that crime in San Diego remained low last year. In fact, the rate was near the lowest in several decades. On the other hand, there was an overall increase in crime in our area of about 6%. Obviously, the numbers change from…
  • Apr 6

    San Diego Launches Wrongful Conviction Team

    San Diego Launches Wrongful Conviction Team
    In the wake of new DNA evidence and other factors contributing to the wrongful conviction of defendants in criminal cases, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has announced the creation of a dedicated team to deal with the issue. The…
  • Mar 28

    Marcus J.’s Story

    Marcus J.’s Story
    Being diagnosed with high risk Acute Lyphoblastic Leukemia at age 17 during the height of my recruiting process as a quarterback for football has been both detrimental but also a blessing in many ways.  I can’t imagine that anybody…
Rank this Week: 3364

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 18

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim
    Don't ever assume that you Life Insurance policy will pay benefits to your beneficiaries. Why? Because so often, benefits are not paid. We know this is true because we are in the business of suing insurance companies when they fail to pay…
  • Apr 8

    Kantor & Kantor LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf of Chronic Hepatitis C Patients Against Blue Shield of California

    Kantor & Kantor LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf of Chronic Hepatitis C Patients Against Blue Shield of California
    On October 30, 2015, Kantor & Kantor LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Blue Shield of California. Later we amended the complaint to include “California Physicians’ Service doing business as Blue Shield of…
Rank this Week: 1551

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

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

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Chobani motion to dismiss unceremoniously vacated

    Chobani motion to dismiss unceremoniously vacated
    Last month, the Ninth Circuit, in an opinion scant on explanation, vacated the order of Judge Koh in the Northern District of California dismissing false advertising class action claims Chobani, LLC, the maker of Chobani Greek Yogurt.…
  • Apr 6

    UPDATE: Pom Wonderful victory proves Pyhrric

    UPDATE: Pom Wonderful victory proves Pyhrric
    In 2014, Pom Wonderful made headlines when the Supreme Court, in an 8-0 opinion, ruled in its favor that the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act does not preclude Lanham Act claims due to conflict between the two statutes.  This opinion allowed…
  • Apr 4

    MRSL: A new standard for chemical management

    MRSL: A new standard for chemical management
    We are pleased to welcome guest blogger and BLC Leather Technology Centre’s chemical and regulatory advisor, Georgina Mawer, to Consumer Products Law Blog. Georgina focus on product safety assessments, including guidance on…
Rank this Week: 1166

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
Rank this Week: 1043

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Apr 20

    Family of Former California Inmate Sues Los Angeles for Wrongful Death

    Family of Former California Inmate Sues Los Angeles for Wrongful Death
    The mother and son of deceased California resident Angela Slack, who died at the hospital less than a week after being arrested, are suing Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles. The police department is calling the incident an…
  • Apr 13

    California Resident Sues Over Tennis Court Noise

    California Resident Sues Over Tennis Court Noise
    Corona del Mar resident Sarah Thomas recently sued the city of Newport Beach, alleging that the public tennis courts roughly 100 yards from her house are too noisy. Thomas alleges that the noise from the courts at San Joaquin Hills Park…
  • Apr 6

    California Appeals Court Reverses Immunity Granted to Police Department Following Car Chase Death

    California Appeals Court Reverses Immunity Granted to Police Department Following Car Chase Death
    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently held that in order to avail itself of the statutory immunity granted to public entities from a death or injury resulting from police pursuits of suspected criminals, the entity…
Rank this Week: 1319

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

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

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Visa Bulletin Predictions for June 2016

    Visa Bulletin Predictions for June 2016
    While it is quite impossible to predict the visa bulletin, Shah Peerally has actually tried his best to analyze the situation of EB2 and EB3 India and China. This is based on some of the factors affected the number of the applications, the…
  • Apr 17

    Why so many undocumented Immigrants?

    Why so many undocumented Immigrants?
    With the Supreme Court taking on US v Texas this coming week, we often wonder why so many undocumented workers from Mexico and other countries are in the United States. In addition, this election year has raise the stake of the situation of…
  • Apr 16

    Press Release – RE: Finding the Truth about the University of Northern New Jersey (UNNJ)

    Press Release – RE: Finding the Truth about the University of Northern New Jersey (UNNJ)
    For Immediate Press Release April 16 2016 Newark CA – We would like to bring to you a pressing story because it is affecting the lives of 1500 to 6000 foreign students. The story has been mostly unfolding as a that of a big and…
Rank this Week: 3825

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/
  • Apr 19

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?
    A popular workers compensation insurance program offered by Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company (Applied Underwriters) and California Insurance Company may be in trouble. On January 21, 2016,…
  • Apr 15

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home
    Recently, I was asked to look at coverage for a case where the insurer had denied a duty to defend several years before. We concluded that the insurer should have been defending based on certain allegations in the complaint and asked it to…
  • Apr 5

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change
    and David Smith In the December post Systemic Cyber Risks And The Internet of Things, we wrote about the increasing risk of cyber attacks on infrastructure and consumer products, and related insurance issues. We noted in that post that, while…
Rank this Week: 4328

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    The Raines Feldman Cyber Liability Update

    The Raines Feldman Cyber Liability Update
    The cyber liability team here at Raines Feldman has endeavoured to provide weekly cyber liability law updates.  While the production values are very public access, we hope that you will find some practical advice and useful legal…
  • Nov 17

    What the Shift to Chip-Cards Means for Your Small Busine

    What the Shift to Chip-Cards Means for Your Small Busine
    Accepting credit cards just became a riskier and more expensive proposition for small business owners. As a law firm specializing in data breach prevention and response, we know that the United States lags behind comparable markets globally…
  • Sep 3

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege
    Data Breach incidents are a continuing threat to modern commercial activities.  Almost every company of every size is affected by data breach.  Large companies are obvious targets due to the size, nature and scope of their data…
Rank this Week: 1094

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California injury law. By Blady Weinreb Law Group LLP.

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Salmonella Victims Won’t Get Restitution

    Salmonella Victims Won’t Get Restitution
    A former peanut company executive serving a 28-year prison sentence will not have to pay money to victims of a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to his Georgia facility, a federal judge ruled. As reported in the Claims Journal,…
  • Mar 30

    Mother Sues to Require Lifeguards on Cruise Ship Kiddie Pool

    Mother Sues to Require Lifeguards on Cruise Ship Kiddie Pool
    Valentina Azzia vividly remembers the moment her son nearly drowned in a pool while on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. Now, as reported by Florida’s WPLG Local 10 News, she has filed a lawsuit demanding that cruise…
  • Mar 15

    Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise for 2015

    Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise for 2015
    The number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents is expected to have risen by as much as 10 percent in 2015, reports The Insurance Journal, making it the biggest increase ever recorded. The annual Governors Highway Safety Association…
Rank this Week: 1814

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Apr 19

    Facial Fracture Attorney Los Angele

    Facial Fracture Attorney Los Angele
    As a facial fracture attorney in Los Angeles, I am well aware that trauma to the head and face can result in serious bodily harm.  Facial fractures can happen in a variety of different types of accidents. Many people suffer fractures to…
  • Apr 6

    Chest Injuries After A Car Accident

    Chest Injuries After A Car Accident
    Chest injuries after a car accident are common and can be severe or more serious.  While seat belt use certainly saves lives, they can also cause chest injuries to people who are involved in car accidents. In an accident, the seat belt…
  • Mar 21

    Pregnancy Complications Following An Auto Accident

    Pregnancy Complications Following An Auto Accident
    Pregnancy complications following an auto accident can be devastating.  Injuries can harm both the mother and her unborn baby, so it is critical to seek immediate medical attention after a car crash involving an expectant mother. Besides…
Rank this Week: 1886

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Vann H. Slatter, Esq., APLC.

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyer.net/
  • Apr 19

    What do I do if I am involved in a collision where another driver made a left turn or U-turn in front of me?

    What do I do if I am involved in a collision where another driver made a left turn or U-turn in front of me?
    This article deals with California’s Left Turn/Failure to Yield law, and explains what typically happens in the event you are involved in a collision in Los Angeles where another driver makes a left turn in front of you. California…
  • Apr 3

    What Steps Should I Take At The Scene of An Accident

    What Steps Should I Take At The Scene of An Accident
    Being involved in a car accident can be a very scary thing. Often, the parties are shaken up, scared, and emotions can run high. When overwhelmed by the fear, shock, and physical injuries often associated with an automobile collision, it can…
  • Mar 26

    To Settle or Not To Settle-That is the Question

    To Settle or Not To Settle-That is the Question
    When you have decided on an  experienced personal injury attorney to represent you, how do you know when to finally settle your case or go to court? There are several factors to take into account in making your decision to settle or go…
Rank this Week: 1296

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    California personal income taxe

    California personal income taxe
    Two-thirds of California's overall tax revenue comes from personal income taxes, with the top fifth of income earners paying 90%, and the top one percent paying 45%, of these taxes.Source: The tax man cometh, and California rich –…
  • Apr 14

    State of the San Francisco and Los Angeles, California Legal Markets 2015 / 2016

    State of the San Francisco and Los Angeles, California Legal Markets 2015 / 2016
    A recent survey of 15,000 California lawyers uncovered the following statistics concerning the Los Angeles and San Francisco legal markets and the lawyers who work there:New business growth slowed by 16 percent in Los Angeles and 26 percent…
  • Apr 4

    2016 California Minimum Wage Increase

    2016 California Minimum Wage Increase
    California has implemented legislation that is slated to increase the state minimum wage to $10.50 for larger employers on January 1, 2017, with employers of 25 or less employees following behind a year later. Further increases will push the…
Rank this Week: 1545

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
  • Apr 18

    MMA Coach Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Los Angele

    MMA Coach Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Los Angele
    The coach for one of the world’s most well-known mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy during the summer of 2015. In re Tarverdyan, No. 2:15-bk-21909, petition (C.D. Cal., Jul. 29, 2015).…
  • Apr 11

    Bankruptcy Judge Denies Hockey Player’s Request to Convert Case to Chapter 7

    Bankruptcy Judge Denies Hockey Player’s Request to Convert Case to Chapter 7
    A bankruptcy judge recently denied a debtor’s request to convert his case from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7, finding that he had not acted in accordance with his fiduciary duties throughout the case. Most individual debtors do not find…
  • Apr 6

    Court Dismisses California Bankruptcy Debtor’s Adversary Proceeding, Finding It Barred by Prior Order

    Court Dismisses California Bankruptcy Debtor’s Adversary Proceeding, Finding It Barred by Prior Order
    The American justice system provides people with a variety of options for seeking resolution of disputes and asserting their rights when they believe they have been wronged. Bankruptcy courts operate at the federal level, but sometimes they…
Rank this Week: 1736

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: 1952

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2023

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate
    You already know how you want your assets distributed and you have even discussed it with your heirs, but discussing it doesn't make it legal. If you don't create an estate plan, your heirs are free to do what they...
  • Mar 25

    Common Questions Regarding Living Trust

    Common Questions Regarding Living Trust
    If you're considering a living trust or revocable living trust, review these common questions and answers to help you better understand how they work and whether or not it's right for you: Can I be my own trustee? You can....
  • Mar 11

    Is Your Loved One's Identity at Risk?

    Is Your Loved One's Identity at Risk?
    When a person passes away, you assume they're safe from any wrongdoing, but you would be wrong. The number of identity theft cases against deceased individuals has grown substantially in the past few years. More family members are finding…
Rank this Week: 1713

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: 1897

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/
  • Apr 14

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee
    If you are a business owner in California and you employ at least one person, you should be aware of the federal and state laws that mandate how your employees must be treated. There are many different laws that relate to employees that…
  • Mar 10

    Can I Use a Non-Disparagement Clause to Prevent Negative Reviews of my Startup?

    Can I Use a Non-Disparagement Clause to Prevent Negative Reviews of my Startup?
    Many startups gain success through word-of-mouth and by building a reputation for reliability and for providing high-quality products or services. Customers can leave reviews on websites such as Facebook or Yelp detailing their positive…
  • Feb 19

    A Comprehensive IP Strategy can Help Startups Save both Time and Money

    A Comprehensive IP Strategy can Help Startups Save both Time and Money
    In today’s tech startup world, intellectual property (IP) is often the most valuable asset a person or company possesses. Undoubtedly, the next billion dollar idea is currently being developed – and it is just as likely that it is…
Rank this Week: 2554

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

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

    Aggravating Circumstances in a Los Angeles DUI

    Aggravating Circumstances in a Los Angeles DUI
    If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Los Angeles, you have not yet been convicted. The court must find you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of two elements: 1) driving AND 2) intoxicated.  The…
  • Apr 7

    The Pros and Cons of taking the Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test During a Los Angeles DUI Arrest

    The Pros and Cons of taking the Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test During a Los Angeles DUI Arrest
    When you have been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol under California Vehicle Code §23152, you will be asked to submit to a Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test. The Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test, or the…
  • Mar 11

    How Important is it for my Los Angeles DUI Attorney to Know the Court my Case is in?

    How Important is it for my Los Angeles DUI Attorney to Know the Court my Case is in?
    When you are facing criminal charges it is highly recommended that you speak to a Los Angeles lawyer who specializes in DUIs. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney will be well versed in available defenses, in arguments to be made, and…
Rank this Week: 4850

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law and workers' compensation. By Law Offices of Galine, Frye & Fitting.

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

    Plaintiff Prevails on Appeal in California Personal Injury Case

    Plaintiff Prevails on Appeal in California Personal Injury Case
    In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment order entered by the trial court against the plaintiff, thereby allowing the plaintiff to proceed with his personal injury action against a cable company. In…
  • Apr 13

    California Court of Appeals Strikes Nonrelative Resident Exclusion Provision in Car Accident Case

    California Court of Appeals Strikes Nonrelative Resident Exclusion Provision in Car Accident Case
    A California Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether a nonrelative resident exclusion provision in an insurance policy should be upheld or struck as contrary to public policy. In Mercury Casualty Company v. Chu, the driver and his…
  • Mar 8

    California Court Rules that Injured Victims May Sue City After Pedestrian Accident

    California Court Rules that Injured Victims May Sue City After Pedestrian Accident
    A California Appeals Court has held that the victims of a pedestrian accident may proceed with their personal injury case against the city. In Castro v. City of Thousand Oaks, 192 Cal. Rptr. 3d 376 (Cal. App. 4th 2015), the plaintiffs had…
Rank this Week: 1592

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    Union Workers May Not Benefit from New Minimum Wage in LA

    Union Workers May Not Benefit from New Minimum Wage in LA
    By now everyone is aware that the City of Los Angeles has raised the local minimum to $15 dollars an hour.  This was seen as a major victim for the city’s large number of working poor, and is one of the most progressive increases…
  • Apr 12

    Major Tax Breaks for Two Tech Sector Employers for Adding Jobs in California

    Major Tax Breaks for Two Tech Sector Employers for Adding Jobs in California
    If you turn on any cable news network you are likely to see what is going in the Republican primaries, and you are likely to hear about jobs to going to China if you ever see Donald Trump speak.  Regardless of your opinion of who, if any…
  • Apr 10

    California Supreme Court Orders Employer to Let Workers Have a Seat

    California Supreme Court Orders Employer to Let Workers Have a Seat
    Every time we go into a retail establishment we see workers standing at the register. There is no real reason that these workers can’t be sitting in a chair other than due to the fact that they have always been required to stand. …
Rank this Week: 1743

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

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

    The 2015 edition of the California Litigation Review is Out

    The 2015 edition of the California Litigation Review is Out
    The 2015 edition of the California Litigation Review hit my mailbox yesterday. It is published by the Litigation Section of the California State Bar and it has some terrific coverage of appeals and writs developments last year . . . and…
  • Apr 13

    Will a death penalty initiative make it easier to obtain Supreme Court review of your civil case?

    Will a death penalty initiative make it easier to obtain Supreme Court review of your civil case?
    Death penalty cases can be automatically appealed to the Supreme Court, but a mere civil litigant has to ask the supreme court — convince it, really — to review its case. The odds are terrible; only about 1 in…
  • Mar 31

    Insight into the Supreme Court’s decisions on whether to hear case

    Insight into the Supreme Court’s decisions on whether to hear case
    The Los Angeles Times has a story today on Justice Goodwin Liu, or, more particularly, on how his two recent lengthy dissents from orders denying review give some insight into what the court’s reasoning was. Usually, an order…
Rank this Week: 1149

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4015

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
  • Apr 13

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?
    This post is about dissolution and cancellation of limited liability companies (LLCs) in California. It is based on an Avvo question that I answered. Please see What is the difference between a canceling or dissolving LLC? Dissolution…
  • Mar 9

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later
    In RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014 , I explained how California’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA” or “CA-RULLCA” – Corporations Code Sections…
  • Mar 1

    Corporate Compliance Center Joins Hall of Shame

    Corporate Compliance Center Joins Hall of Shame
    It is time to add another corporate compliance vendor – Corporate Compliance Center – to this blog’s Hall of Shame. This story is so common that it would be boring if we weren’t discussing scam artists. A…
Rank this Week: 3915

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

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

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause
    I’m happy to be speaking on “Discounted Pricing Clauses: Drafting Enforceable and Compliant Provisions After Collins.”  We’ll be addressing potential pitfalls in drafting discounted pricing clauses in…
  • Mar 22

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge
    Say you’re a group of hospitals that get together under a Joint Operating Agreement.   You agree to form an integrated health system. You agree to total your net incomes into a single “network net income” that is…
  • Mar 8

    Maryland Lawsuit Shows Resale Price Maintenance Claims Are Not Dead

    Maryland Lawsuit Shows Resale Price Maintenance Claims Are Not Dead
    On March 4, 2016, the Maryland Attorney General announced a civil suit for alleged unlawful resale price maintenance against Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. (“J&J”) in connection with its sale of contact lenses. The…
Rank this Week: 2838

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/
Rank this Week: 2048

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Simple Home Safety Measures for San Diego Elders To Reduce The Risk of Being Injured from a Fall

    Simple Home Safety Measures for San Diego Elders To Reduce The Risk of Being Injured from a Fall
    Each year, more than one in three seniors in San Diego sustain falls and serious injuries. In some instances, falls are the result of elder or nursing home abuse and/or neglect. But in other instances, falls are purely accidental. More and…
  • Apr 4

    Can A Healthy Diet Help Prevent Elders from Falling?

    Can A Healthy Diet Help Prevent Elders from Falling?
    A diet made up of healthy foods is necessary to maintain health and well-being. It can also help reduce factors that can contribute to falls. Some common conditions, which may lead to elders falling in a Southern California nursing home…
  • Mar 20

    Not Just Another Telemarketer: Phone Fraud in Southern California

    Not Just Another Telemarketer: Phone Fraud in Southern California
    According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) “financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered the crime of the 21st century.” There are all types of financial fraud including,…
Rank this Week: 2761

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 11

    Are You at Risk For Tax Evasion Prosecution?

    Are You at Risk For Tax Evasion Prosecution?
    Understanding the Tax Evasion Statute.   Tax evasion is the most commonly prosecuted federal tax crime.  Defined in 26 U.S.C. § 7201, tax evasion is a failure to report taxes, failure to report taxes accurately, or the failure…
  • Apr 8

    10 "Red Flags" that Can Trigger an IRS Audit

    10 "Red Flags" that Can Trigger an IRS Audit
    If any of the below applies to you or your business, your tax return will potentially be flagged for an audit. It is important to note that just because one or several red flags exist on a taxpayer’s returns, that doesn’t mean…
  • Mar 28

    Do You Call Your Salespersons Independent Contractors?

    Do You Call Your Salespersons Independent Contractors?
    They Might Be Employees, and You May Be in Hot Water with the IRS  Tags: Payroll Taxes InformationRead more about Do You Call Your Salespersons Independent Contractors?
Rank this Week: 2323

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

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

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale
    Overview On 6 April 2016 regulations came into force setting out areas to be excluded from fracking and providing for a number of safeguards for onshore fracking in England and Wales. What areas are excluded from fracking? The Onshore…
  • Apr 5

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada
    According to a study described in the March 2016 edition of the journal Seismological Research Letters, hydraulic fracturing is linked to most induced earthquakes in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. The study looked at data for 12,289…
  • Mar 22

    That’s a lot of Gas!

    That’s a lot of Gas!
    Up to 425 trillion cubic feet. That’s a lot of gas. A new joint study by Canada’s National Energy Board, British Columbia’s Oil and Gas Commission, the Northwest Territories’ Geological Survey and the Yukon Geological…
Rank this Week: 1277

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 8

    Recent Successful Case Result: DUI Dismissed for Illegal Stop

    Recent Successful Case Result: DUI Dismissed for Illegal Stop
    This case involved a client alleged to be DUI with a prior and while on probation, with a high blood alcohol level. The case was dismissed for the unlawful detention of my client, the driver. Law enforcement received a report that led to my…
  • Jan 4

    New Law Allows Drug Convictions to be Invalidated for Some Defendant

    New Law Allows Drug Convictions to be Invalidated for Some Defendant
    As of January 1, 2016, California law provides that the deferred entry of judgment statute (Penal Code section 1000, et.seq.) misinformed defendants, including all non-citizens, about the consequences of the guilty plea. Consequently, these…
  • Sep 7

    Recent Successful Case Result: High Profile Arrest to High Profile Exoneration

    Recent Successful Case Result: High Profile Arrest to High Profile Exoneration
    This matter involves an arrest for alleged sexual violence alleging sexual assault, forced oral copulation, and false imprisonment. An intensive investigation by the defense lead to no criminal charges, and then we successfully litigated…
Rank this Week: 2797

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/
  • Apr 8

    Defending Against Auto Burglary Charges in California

    Defending Against Auto Burglary Charges in California
    If you are convicted of auto burglary in the state of California, you could be sentenced to up to three years in jail. With such serious consequences looming, you need an experienced California criminal defense attorney to protect your legal…
  • Apr 1

    Defending Against Indecent Exposure Criminal Charges in California

    Defending Against Indecent Exposure Criminal Charges in California
    Indecent exposure is a crime that is both serious and embarrassing in nature. The crime is defined as willfully exposing your genitals to another person with a desire to either sexually gratify yourself or offend the other individual. You…
  • Mar 25

    Defending Against Assault Charges in California

    Defending Against Assault Charges in California
    Assault is one of the oldest crimes in the book. Often, as is evidenced by film and television, it is linked to the crime of battery. While it is true that is it possible to be charged with “assault and battery,” it is possible to…
Rank this Week: 3878

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Highlights the Importance of Financial Dialogues Between Parents and Children

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Highlights the Importance of Financial Dialogues Between Parents and Children
    It is common that a married couple in their late sixties creates an estate plan which names their child or children as Trustees and/or Agents. This is a great first step in setting up a plan that can help when the parents are no longer able…
  • Nov 5

    Importance of Changing Beneficiary Designations after Divorce

    Importance of Changing Beneficiary Designations after Divorce
    A surprising number of families learn the painful lesson that divorce doesn’t fully resolve beneficial ownership issues with certain retirement accounts. Any plans governed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974…
  • Oct 9

    Right to Die in California

    Right to Die in California
    On October 5, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation allowing terminally ill patients in California the option to end their lives. The so-called Option to Die Act will not come into effect until sometime in 2016. California joins…
Rank this Week: 3245

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Apr 6

    The Importance of Retaining a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney for your Bail Hearing

    The Importance of Retaining a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney for your Bail Hearing
    If you have been arrested and the crime is a felony, chances are the State of California will keep you in custody pending the conclusion of your case. However, you are entitled to a bail hearing to determine the amount of bail, if any, will…
  • Apr 6

    Potential Consequences of a Los Angeles Hit and Run Offense

    Potential Consequences of a Los Angeles Hit and Run Offense
    To determine the possible consequences of a hit and run offense, you must first determine which Vehicle Code Section the conviction was made under. It is important to remember that a person has not been convicted until the person has been…
  • Mar 17

    Elements of a Los Angeles Hit and Run

    Elements of a Los Angeles Hit and Run
    In order for a person to be charged and convicted of a Los Angeles Hit and Run, the prosecutor must prove two elements: There was damage to property, or injury to person The driver must have made no effort to provide contact information.…
Rank this Week: 3238

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/
  • Apr 6

    New Client: Mallorca Condominium Association

    New Client: Mallorca Condominium Association
    We are proud to announce that Mallorca Condominium Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Mallorca is an exclusive private guard gated community located in the city of Mission…
  • Mar 30

    Sober Living Homes in your HOA?

    Sober Living Homes in your HOA?
    *Asked & Answered Asked – We have seen several sober living homes surface within our community. What can our HOA do to prohibit these facilities? Aren’t they businesses which violate the commercial use restrictions in our…
  • Mar 21

    New Client: The Orchards Condominium Association

    New Client: The Orchards Condominium Association
    We are proud to announce that The Orchards Condominium Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Located in Upland, The Orchards presents two brand new neighborhoods by William Lyon…
Rank this Week: 3024

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage modification and short sales. By Nick Gebelt.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Apr 6

    Voluntary Sales And The Homestead Exemption

    Voluntary Sales And The Homestead Exemption
    I have written several times about exempting assets in bankruptcy.  The gist is that in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor gets to keep all assets that are exempt using the appropriate exemption table, but the Chapter 7 Trustee assigned…
  • Apr 4

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy: Part II

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy: Part II
    Some time ago I wrote in great detail about a split among the circuits over whether the Bankruptcy Code preempts the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The gist of the split is over whether a debtor can simultaneously…
  • Apr 1

    The Absolute Priority Rule Applies To Individual Chapter 11 Debtor

    The Absolute Priority Rule Applies To Individual Chapter 11 Debtor
    Some time ago I wrote in great detail about personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  In that post I discussed the application of one of the complexities of Chapter 11 bankruptcy to individual (as opposed to business) cases.  That complexity…
Rank this Week: 3776

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Apr 5

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured
    The Affordable Care Act is intended to make affordable health insurance available to all. But we have seen that simply making it available does not result in 100% enrollment…not even close. It seems odd that you would have to push…
  • Mar 2

    IRS Warns of Spoof Emails from CEO Poser

    IRS Warns of Spoof Emails from CEO Poser
    As an employee, when the CEO or other executive asks you to jump, the typical response is “how high?” So if you were to get an email from the CEO asking for a list of employee data, you probably wouldn’t … Continue…
  • Feb 8

    The Human Element

    The Human Element
    Sometimes I complain (mostly to myself, and sometimes to other people who don’t care) that the IRS customer service employees are like robots. They tend to go by the book even when there presents itself a more common sense and ……
Rank this Week: 2773

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3692