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California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3078

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller
    News about the war on drugs is all over the media on a regular basis, and most people’s attention, when they hear about it, focuses on international drug smuggling, cocaine, heroin, and related topics. But according to law enforcement…
  • Aug 20

    Racial Tensions from Ferguson, MO felt in San Diego

    Racial Tensions from Ferguson, MO felt in San Diego
    The shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri has led to nationwide demonstrations and concerns about racial profiling. Ferguson, a working-class suburb of St. Louis, was the scene of the shooting earlier this month. Police…
  • Aug 5

    Multiple Felonies Charged in San Marcos Motorcycle Crash

    Multiple Felonies Charged in San Marcos Motorcycle Crash
    Another tragedy in the San Diego area occurred last week in San Marcos. A man was riding his motorcycle in the early morning hours on Las Flores Drive. Police say another man, driving a Toyota 4Runner SUV, approached the intersection at S.…
Rank this Week: 3745

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/
  • Sep 10

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller
    News about the war on drugs is all over the media on a regular basis, and most people’s attention, when they hear about it, focuses on international drug smuggling, cocaine, heroin, and related topics. But according to law enforcement…
  • Aug 20

    Racial Tensions from Ferguson, MO felt in San Diego

    Racial Tensions from Ferguson, MO felt in San Diego
    The shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri has led to nationwide demonstrations and concerns about racial profiling. Ferguson, a working-class suburb of St. Louis, was the scene of the shooting earlier this month. Police…
  • Aug 5

    Multiple Felonies Charged in San Marcos Motorcycle Crash

    Multiple Felonies Charged in San Marcos Motorcycle Crash
    Another tragedy in the San Diego area occurred last week in San Marcos. A man was riding his motorcycle in the early morning hours on Las Flores Drive. Police say another man, driving a Toyota 4Runner SUV, approached the intersection at S.…
Rank this Week: 3232

Construction Lawyers Blog

Construction Lawyers Blog

Covers real estate and property law. By Lockhart Park LP.

http://www.constructionlawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Defective Stairways can be considered a Patent Construction Defect in California

    Defective Stairways can be considered a Patent Construction Defect in California
    Stairs are not safe!  At least the Court of Appeal in the Second Appellate District of California doesn’t think so. A rail station in Los Angeles was completed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority…
  • Aug 31

    Is The Construction Industry in Arizona Back to Normal?

    Is The Construction Industry in Arizona Back to Normal?
    The Phoenix Metro area is finally pulling out of the Great Recession of 2008.  Potential homebuyers are frantically looking to buy a home before interest rates rise and prices continue their ascent to normalcy.   For the last…
  • Aug 18

    Brief Overview of Rights of Unlicensed Contractors in California

    Brief Overview of Rights of Unlicensed Contractors in California
    Under California Contractor’s State License Law enumerated in Business and Professions Code Sections 7000 to 7191, a contractor may not “bring or maintain” any action for compensation for performing any act or contract for…
Rank this Week: 1988

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Aug 28

    Mountain View, CA Self-driving Car—Can It Reduce Auto Accidents?

    Mountain View, CA Self-driving Car—Can It Reduce Auto Accidents?
    Google’s test car hits the streets  Google recently conducted a test of its driverless vehicle on the streets of Mountain View, its Silicon Valley headquarters. It stopped at stop signs. It obeyed traffic laws. Its developer…
  • Aug 13

    San Francisco-Area Attorneys Use Experience and Common Sense to Obtain Justice in Your Personal Injury Case

    San Francisco-Area Attorneys Use Experience and Common Sense to Obtain Justice in Your Personal Injury Case
    Passionate injury lawyers committed to keeping communities safe The personal injury attorneys at Bohn & Fletcher have successfully helped injured clients recover fair compensation for losses and damages resulting from auto accidents,…
Rank this Week: 1625

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1624

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    Divorced Parents Wanted For Upcoming Reality TV Show

    Divorced Parents Wanted For Upcoming Reality TV Show
    I just got contacted by a friend down Hollywood way.  From the Producers who brought you transformational shows such as The Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss, Eyeworks USA announced that casting has begun for their new series on NBC.…
  • Sep 8

    A Simple Explanation of the UCCJEA

    A Simple Explanation of the UCCJEA
    The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act is a body of laws that help us to determine which court in which state is the appropriate one to make decisions regarding child custody and visitation.  In one version or another the…
  • Sep 5

    John Harding Speaking At State Bar Annual Meeting

    John Harding Speaking At State Bar Annual Meeting
    Harding & Associates Family Law principal John Harding will be presenting at the 2014 California State Bar Association Annual Meeting.  Scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2014  My Smoke, Your Mirrors: Accounting Games People…
Rank this Week: 2630

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child
    A good example of why it's often not a good idea to leave an inheritance outright to a young child, and better to instead consider an ongoing trust, staggered and/or contingent distribution schedule, or simply a greater age than 18, 21, or 25…
  • Jul 1

    California Minimum Wage Increase for 2014

    California Minimum Wage Increase for 2014
    California's minimum wage increased from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour today (a 12.5% increase), and will rise again to $10.00 on January 1, 2016 (a further 11.1% increase). California employers must pay the higher of the applicable federal,…
  • May 25

    DIY Legal Mistakes Haunt Deceased

    DIY Legal Mistakes Haunt Deceased
    A recent Forbes article highlights three recent cases where do-it-yourself legal planning and failure to follow through on the details resulted in unintended postmortem consequences:[L]egal mistakes made during a lifetime can create a mess at…
Rank this Week: 1386

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    Who Really Owns Your Debt?

    Who Really Owns Your Debt?
    I deal a lot with bill collectors.  Here is an eye-opening description of how their business works. Settling a debt can be . . . .unsettling.  If some unknown company collects on a credit card debt that’s five years old, how…
  • Sep 4

    Two Good Reasons to Avoid Post-Bankruptcy Loan

    Two Good Reasons to Avoid Post-Bankruptcy Loan
    A client sent me a letter he got from a car dealership touting the financing he can get even though he is currently in bankruptcy.  You can find a copy of the letter here. How does a car dealer think of a person going through bankruptcy?…
  • Aug 29

    Payday Lender

    Payday Lender
    Here is a very amusing and outraged report on “payday lenders” from John Oliver, the British reporter who apprenticed with Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert. He’s accurate in presenting the problem: desperate and unthinking…
Rank this Week: 2089

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Court Addresses Interplay Between Juvenile and Family Courts in Custody Dispute

    Court Addresses Interplay Between Juvenile and Family Courts in Custody Dispute
    Divorce is difficult. When there are children involved, the process can become even more complicated and fraught with strong (often opposing) personal views as to the best interests of the children. In some cases, the juvenile court and the…
  • Sep 2

    California Court Construes Disclosure Statute in Divorce Proceeding

    California Court Construes Disclosure Statute in Divorce Proceeding
    Courts are often called upon to interpret or construe assorted statutory provisions. When an appellate court is faced with an issue of statutory construction, it is considered a question of law and subject to an independent review. In a…
  • Aug 26

    Spouse Seeking Attorney Fees in Divorce Must Show "Disparity" Between the Partie

    Spouse Seeking Attorney Fees in Divorce Must Show "Disparity" Between the Partie
    In many divorce cases, one spouse often earns a greater income or has easier access to financial resources than the other. For the less advantaged spouse, this can present a multitude of problems throughout the proceedings. But fortunately,…
Rank this Week: 3754

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)

    Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)
    As we all know, on June 9 of this year, the Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Executive Benefits Ins. Agency vs. Arkison, 134 S. Ct. 2165, 189 L. Ed. 2d 83 (2014), which we had hoped would resolve the open questions arising…
  • Sep 3

    ABI Southwest Starts Tomorrow

    ABI Southwest Starts Tomorrow
    The 22nd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, hosted by the American Bankruptcy Institute, starts tomorrow and runs through September 6th.  This conference features programs by judges and top practitioners.…
  • Aug 25

    Security Interests in Intellectual Property and Related Issues in Bankruptcy

    Security Interests in Intellectual Property and Related Issues in Bankruptcy
    Intellectual property (“IP”) can act as collateral to be pledged to secure an extension of credit.  For example, a company that borrows money from a bank can pledge its patents as collateral for the loan.  The bank…
Rank this Week: 2098

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 29

    Labor Day Holiday DUI Arrests Anticipated

    Labor Day Holiday DUI Arrests Anticipated
    Every summer, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department launches their “Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI mobilization” in an effort to minimize the number of people who get behind the wheel after drinking.  The campaign…
  • May 27

    Finding A Good, Experienced DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County California

    Finding A Good, Experienced DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County California
    If you have been arrested for DUI in Orange County, California, you need a lawyer who can protect your rights and who will make sure that your rights are not violated. Orange County is considered very strict when it comes to driving under…
Rank this Week: 4221

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 24

    Discovery Plan Part 4 — The Year Before Trial

    Discovery Plan Part 4 — The Year Before Trial
    Somewhere in the back of your mind you are aware that discovery and Motions for Summary Judgment deadlines are looming. Yet, you really don’t pay attention to them until they are upon us usually around day 45 when you start trying to…
Rank this Week: 3710

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1492

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/
  • Sep 9

    A Closer Look At Recent Trends At The Intersection Of Intellectual Property And Bankruptcy Law

    A Closer Look At Recent Trends At The Intersection Of Intellectual Property And Bankruptcy Law
    I had the honor of being a panelist at the American Bankruptcy Institute‘s 22nd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference last Friday, speaking on current developments in business bankruptcy. My part of the discussion focused on…
  • Jul 23

    Cooley GO: A Great New Resource For Entrepreneurs And Their Companie

    Cooley GO: A Great New Resource For Entrepreneurs And Their Companie
    Cooley GO Earlier this month, Cooley LLP launched Cooley GO, a terrific new resource center for entrepreneurs with businesses at all stages of the growth cycle. Cooley GO is a mobile-friendly microsite that provides a wide range of…
  • Jul 1

    Why Creditors Can’t Afford To Ignore Objections To Bankruptcy Claim

    Why Creditors Can’t Afford To Ignore Objections To Bankruptcy Claim
    It’s been several years since I last posted about objections to bankruptcy claims, and the topic is so important to creditors that it’s time to revisit it. File And Forget? When a customer or other party with which you do business…
Rank this Week: 2186

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME
    Caterpillar Inc. may not be as recognizable as the most famous Hollywood Celebrities, but who says fame can't have its benefits for heavy machinery companies as well. News out of Alexandria, Virginia this past week with the TTAB issuing an…
  • Sep 4

    Sports and Branding: The Anatomy of The JOHNNY FOOTBALL Branding and Trademark Strategy

    Sports and Branding: The Anatomy of The JOHNNY FOOTBALL Branding and Trademark Strategy
    Over the past several years, the proliferation of trademark filings by athletes and their personal management companies has reflected a growing trend in sports branding that has athletes increasingly taking control of the mechanisms that make…
  • Sep 3

    The Brand News Report (Vol. II)

    The Brand News Report (Vol. II)
    ALS Association Withdraws "ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE" Trademark Applications (USPTO) Amid Backlash  Dish Network's NUTV Trademark Teases Upcoming Internet TV ServiceRGII Makes Fun of His Trademarked Phrases in New TV CommercialDisney in Legal…
Rank this Week: 3373

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2961

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4661

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    It's just a moniker

    It's just a moniker
    Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered when you die?  I know this guy who has no love for a particular religion but because he wanted his name plastered on the side of an academic building, he donated LOTS of money to…
  • Sep 1

    Word of the Month for September 2014

    Word of the Month for September 2014
    On August 25, I saw my beautiful 5-year old daughter off to school.  She enters kindergarten this year in the Spanish/English immersion program.  So proud of her, I am.  If she only uses half of the words she learned from Dora…
  • Aug 29

    Who are you trying to kid?!

    Who are you trying to kid?!
    So, I'm reading yesterday's Press Enterprise (Thursday, August 28, 2014) and I see the front page top headline: 3 plead not guilty in police shootout.  Apparently, a rookie officer was driving down a neighborhood in San Bernardino,…
Rank this Week: 3670

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/
  • Sep 8

    Woman Arrested for DUI Injury to Officer Had Been Busted for DUI Only Days Before

    Woman Arrested for DUI Injury to Officer Had Been Busted for DUI Only Days Before
    Only a few days after Leslie W. Thurow of Mount Prospect, Illinois, pleaded guilty to an aggravated DUI charge, she was arrested again. Her second arrest was more extensive and extremely reckless – a mistake easily avoided if you have a…
  • Sep 3

    NFL Commissioner Imposes Maximum Fine, Suspension on Colts Owner After DUI Conviction

    NFL Commissioner Imposes Maximum Fine, Suspension on Colts Owner After DUI Conviction
    If you are currently facing professional difficulties due to a recent Los Angeles DUI arrest, you likely relate to the woes of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay (if not on a significantly smaller scale). Irsay’s March arrest, which…
  • Aug 29

    Steelers Players’ Arrests Shed Light on Drug DUI Case

    Steelers Players’ Arrests Shed Light on Drug DUI Case
    Did you know you can receive Los Angeles DUI charges for driving under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs? If not, this story involving two Pittsburgh Steelers players may be of particular interest. On Wednesday, August 20, police…
Rank this Week: 1534

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Sep 8

    Private Student Loan Taken For Struggling Addict Entitled To Bankruptcy Discharge

    Private Student Loan Taken For Struggling Addict Entitled To Bankruptcy Discharge
    I’ve been quietly at work on a book for lawyers on effective ways of helping clients with both federal and private student loans, Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy.  Lately, I’ve been running up against National…
  • Sep 2

    Ninth Circuit Appellate Panel Overturns the BAP; Approves Wells Fargo Freeze Policy

    Ninth Circuit Appellate Panel Overturns the BAP; Approves Wells Fargo Freeze Policy
    We have been following the Mwangi case since 2010 when we first heard of Wells Fargo placing a “temporary administrative pledge,” known as a “freeze” on a debtor’s bank account after it discovered that they had…
  • Aug 18

    When Life Gives You Lemons: OC Edition

    When Life Gives You Lemons: OC Edition
    From religion to politics; housing, transportation and food, the epic failures of the economic recession have delivered some real big lemons to the OC [Orange County]. No sector of the economy was left untouched and so many lives have been…
Rank this Week: 3682

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/
Rank this Week: 4333

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Sep 7

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.
    There was immigration-practice-related developments in the main stream news this week. First, the President announced that any executive orders he will make about immigration law will be after the November (2014) elections.  Also, it was…
  • Aug 28

    BIA resists the normal way a court controls its docket.

    BIA resists the normal way a court controls its docket.
    A few months ago I attended a talk by a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. She stated that about two thirds of immigration appeals before the court are resolved before the cases are briefed. Because of active efforts by the court to…
  • Aug 27

    Ninth Court Rendon decision weakens scope of Young v. Holder

    Ninth Court Rendon decision weakens scope of Young v. Holder
    I have written previously about how the Board of Immigration Appeals, the courts of appeal, and the Supreme Court have been struggling over how to determine whether an individual’s crime is a crime or moral turpitude or an aggravated…
Rank this Week: 4732

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Sep 7

    Let’s Make a Deal: the Joy of the Old “In-and-Out”

    Let’s Make a Deal: the Joy of the Old “In-and-Out”
    I’ve said before that I hate plea bargains. I think they should be illegal. They have become little more than a bludgeon that puts too many innocent people in jail, or prison, and imprisons even too many guilty people for longer…
  • Aug 24

    I Wanna Hold Your Hand

    I Wanna Hold Your Hand
    A post this morning on “Thinking Like a Lawyer” snapped me to attention. It was perfect in so many ways, but one part in particular told me what I was writing about this morning. I write this blog for a couple of reasons. The…
  • Aug 22

    The Sound of Silence

    The Sound of Silence
    The Sound of Silence. The song written, performed, and made famous by Simon & Garfunkel — according to Simon in an NPR interview — had no deep meaning when written. That hasn’t stopped others from imbuing the words with…
Rank this Week: 1415

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Sep 7

    Streanline Procedure-What does non-willful mean?

    Streanline Procedure-What does non-willful mean?
    In order to use the Streamline Procedures (domestic and non-resident) a U.S. taxpayer must certify that their failure to file a timely FBAR was non-willful. The term non-willful is essentially a “clinical” conclusion based upon…
  • Sep 1

    Don’t Stop Corporate Inversion

    Don’t Stop Corporate Inversion
    If you want to see specific stocks take a hit then stop corporate inversions. Corporate inversions are the relocation of a U.S. company’s corporate domicile, (its formal headquarters) to a lower tax jurisdiction. Inversions are a form…
  • Aug 24

    What Does a Fiduciary Do When Advised of an Offshore Account?

    What Does a Fiduciary Do When Advised of an Offshore Account?
    On June 18, 2014 the IRS announced changes to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). The changes include the following: “The changes announced today also make important modifications to the OVDP. The changes include:…
Rank this Week: 3016

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2631

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Los Angeles Bar Association Trust and Wills Symposium

    Los Angeles Bar Association Trust and Wills Symposium
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, is looking forward to attending the People Behaving Badly: Trustees and Beneficiaries Abusing Each Other and Settlors program being presented on September 19, 2014, at the Millennium Biltmore Grand,…
  • Sep 7

    Probate Schedule at the San Farncisco Superior Court

    Probate Schedule at the San Farncisco Superior Court
    Hearing dates for probate matters at the San Francisco Superior Court located at  400 McAllister St., Department 204, San Francisco, CA 94102-4514 are assigned by the filing clerk at the time the petition is filed. The typical schedule…
  • Aug 2

    New Judical Officer to Hear Conservatorships, Trust Matters, and other Probate Cases in Los Angeles Superior Court

    New Judical Officer to Hear Conservatorships, Trust Matters, and other Probate Cases in Los Angeles Superior Court
      Brenda Penny has been elected a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner, Presiding Judge David Wesley informed judicial officers. Brenda Penny has been hearing the morning probate calendar in Department 5 of the Los Angeles Superior…
Rank this Week: 3304

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, trucking acident and product liability law. By Brett A. Burlison.

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
  • Aug 1

    Poultry Plants Get To Police Self

    Poultry Plants Get To Police Self
    As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and other media outlets, the US Department of Agriculture has released new poultry-inspection rules that will adversely affect workplace safety. According to the New York Times, the executive…
  • Jul 31

    Difficulty With Brain Injury And Brain Science

    Difficulty With Brain Injury And Brain Science
    The difficulty understanding and predicting and treating brain injuries resides in the difficulties with brain science. Recently Professor Gary Marcus wrote an excellent Op-Ed for the New York Times, The Trouble With Brain Science (7/12/14),…
Rank this Week: 4211

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/
  • Sep 5

    California May Adopt Uniform Law on Conservatorship

    California May Adopt Uniform Law on Conservatorship
    California is poised to join the majority of its sister states in adopting a uniform law designed to promote interstate cooperation on the subject of adult conservatorship proceedings. In May, the California Senate passed SB-940, a bill that…
  • Sep 4

    Leaving a Legacy or Financial Abuse of the Elderly?

    Leaving a Legacy or Financial Abuse of the Elderly?
    Many people use their estate plan to “leave a legacy.” A common example of this is making a gift to a charitable organization as part of a last will and testament. A person might, for instance, leave a gift to a university with…
  • Aug 31

    Medi-Cal and “Estate Recovery”

    Medi-Cal and “Estate Recovery”
    An estate is not only responsible for distributing property after your death. It must also pay any valid debts to the extent your assets allow. Medical debts are a common expense most estates must pay. And if the deceased received health care…
Rank this Week: 1241

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
  • Sep 5

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important
    This post discusses why an operating agreement is important for every limited liability company (LLC). It expands upon an answer I provided on Quora several months ago. (See In simple terms, why are operating agreements important?) An…
  • Aug 25

    Browsewrap Agreements Must Be Brought to Users’ Attention

    Browsewrap Agreements Must Be Brought to Users’ Attention
    In Online Terms can be Binding, even if You don’t have to Click!, I compared the enforceability of clickwrap and browsewrap agreements. This post discusses Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth…
  • Jul 29

    A DBA is not a Legal Entity

    A DBA is not a Legal Entity
    This post is based on a question that I answered on Avvo. The question illustrates a common misunderstanding concerning DBAs. (DBA is an abbreviation for “doing business as” – i.e., a fictitious business name.) The…
Rank this Week: 3937

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    Vicarious Liability Under the Lanham Act: The Amazon Affiliate Case

    Vicarious Liability Under the Lanham Act: The Amazon Affiliate Case
    In a sensible decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Amazon.com Inc. is not vicariously liable for copyright infringement based upon the conduct of its Associates who use copyrighted photos without permission on…
  • Aug 29

    Who Owns Facebook “Likes” on Your Page

    Who Owns Facebook “Likes” on Your Page
    The answer may surprise you. This dispute over ownership of Facebook ‘likes’ pits the creator of a fan Facebook page for a TV show against the television network that owns the show.  The facts of the dispute are as…
  • Aug 22

    Copyright Ownership Claim Of Pictures Taken By Wild Ape is Monkey Busine

    Copyright Ownership Claim Of Pictures Taken By Wild Ape is Monkey Busine
    Recently, Wikimedia (the entity behind Wikipedia) has refused repeated requests from professional photographer David Slater to remove from one of his most famous photos from its royalty free photo collection website.  The photo at issue…
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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
  • 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…
  • Jul 21

    Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    By David McMahon and Robert G. Levy Companies doing business internationally no doubt have heard about the rise in claims brought by government agencies against companies and individuals under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Our…
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Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized
    Going through a divorce and settling all related issues can be trying. Most people want to put the marriage and legal issues behind them once the divorce is finalized. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Frequently, a former spouse…
  • Aug 7

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?
    Unmarried Couples? According to modern trends, more and more Californians are living together outside of marriage, whether for personal, financial, or other reasons. Even absent the traditional nuptials, however, such couples may, for all…
  • Jul 18

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point
    Marriage and Money Marriage and Money. Marriage can be challenging, especially when it comes to family finances. Many studies suggest that financial issues are the most common sources of contention in a marriage and a common cause of divorce.…
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Orange County Business &…

Orange County Business & Entertainment Law

Covers business, entertainment, restaurant, retail and landlord/tenant law. By Ashley C. L. Brown.

http://ocbusinessentertainmentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 5

    Janis Krums' invitation is awaiting your response

    Janis Krums' invitation is awaiting your response
     Janis Krums just posted new business opportunities on OPPRTUNITY.  Sign-In to OPPRTUNITY to see if you have an opportunity to do business…
  • Jun 16

    Find Leads on LinkedIn using OPPRTUNITY

    Find Leads on LinkedIn using OPPRTUNITY
    See which of your LinkedIn contacts can bring you business opportunities right now (sales, jobs, and more).  Quickly learn how to export your LinkedIn contacts and find out who among them can bring you business - without…
  • May 20

    Reminder: Your LinkedIn contact LAUREN ZAHRINGER referred you...

    Reminder: Your LinkedIn contact LAUREN ZAHRINGER referred you...
    Lauren Zahringer uses OPPRTUNITY to discover hidden business opportuntiies within his Linkedin network and beyond.  Find out if you have an opportunity to do business with Lauren as well as members of your own LinkedIn network…
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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
  • Sep 4

    Effective Defense to a Los Angeles Internal Probation Violation

    Effective Defense to a Los Angeles Internal Probation Violation
    When a person is charged with a criminal offense in Los Angeles it is likely that as a part of their sentence, they will be put on probation. The probationary period is generally about 3 years on a misdemeanor and is usually informal…
  • Aug 25

    Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case

    Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case
    When a person has been convicted of a criminal charge in Los Angeles, it is likely that they will be put on probation for at least three years. As a part of the probation, the person charged will have certain conditions and requirements…
  • Aug 25

    Effect of a Los Angeles Criminal Conviction on an Out of State Criminal Charge

    Effect of a Los Angeles Criminal Conviction on an Out of State Criminal Charge
    What happens when you have a prior criminal record in California, and you are charged with a crime in a different state? This question becomes important when there is a potential probation violation due to the previous case. In order to…
Rank this Week: 3032

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Recent Trend: A Purchased Airline Ticket May Result in COS or AOS Denial

    Recent Trend: A Purchased Airline Ticket May Result in COS or AOS Denial
    A number of U.S. employers have recently received denials for change of status (COS) and adjustment of status (AOS) applications where the beneficiary purchased, but did not use, an airline ticket to depart the United States. The only reason…
  • Aug 4

    Technical Difficulties at Embassies and Consulates Worldwide

    Technical Difficulties at Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
    On July 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of State announced that its consular system is experiencing technical difficulties, which began in mid-July. The problem is worldwide and not specific to any particular country or visa category. These…
  • Jul 29

    DACA and State Driver’s License

    DACA and State Driver’s License
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy permits individuals who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and who meet other age, education, continuous presence, and criminal history-related requirements to remain in…
Rank this Week: 4332

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Sep 4

    SCOTUS reduces liability for indirect patent infringement

    SCOTUS reduces liability for indirect patent infringement
    The scope of patent protection of a patent is defined by the claims.  Ideally, the claims should be written in a variety of ways so that different entities along the distribution channel can be identified as direct infringers. …
  • Aug 28

    Courts encourage clarity at USPTO to combat patent troll

    Courts encourage clarity at USPTO to combat patent troll
    Recently, there has been a push for clarity in patents because non-practicing entities and patent trolls have been accused of taking patents with ambiguous claim terms and construing those ambiguous terms to cover things beyond what is…
  • Aug 19

    Abstract ideas require something more for patent protection

    Abstract ideas require something more for patent protection
    Under U.S. patent laws, Section 101 states that “Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject…
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MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Sep 4

    OPR: The Standard-Bearer for Integrity?

    OPR: The Standard-Bearer for Integrity?
    We know the IRS has a habit of making outrageously stupid decisions from time to time.  But moral decay over the past few decades is swiftly converting into a full-blown moral nosedive.   The debacle this week in the Office of…
  • Aug 28

    Rolling Stone on Taxe

    Rolling Stone on Taxe
    I read a lot of tax-related articles and they come from a variety of sources, but it is not every day that I find one in Rolling Stone.  I have to say that the article entitled “The Biggest Tax Scam … Continue reading →
  • Aug 26

    Manteca Tax Cheat Files Lien Against IRS Commissioner

    Manteca Tax Cheat Files Lien Against IRS Commissioner
    There was a story I saw in the Modesto Bee recently about a Manteca woman who pleaded guilty to defrauding the IRS out of about $313,000.  It is not really your typical refund fraud case in the sense that the … Continue reading…
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California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    PG&E Fined $1.4 Billion for Deadly Gas Explosion

    PG&E Fined $1.4 Billion for Deadly Gas Explosion
    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued a fine of $1.4 Billion against Pacific Gas & Electric, a California Utility Provider for the gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno California that killed 8 people including a…
  • Aug 21

    How does California Law define Elder Abuse?

    How does California Law define Elder Abuse?
    According to the governmental statistics compiled and studies conducted by the California Department of Aging, the population of the Golden State over the age of 60 (considered “elderly”) and over the age of 85 has steadily…
  • Jul 24

    CA Prop 46 Takes Aim At Medical Malpractice Cap

    CA Prop 46 Takes Aim At Medical Malpractice Cap
    This November, California voters will get to decide whether or not the caps on damages in medical malpractice cases should be raised for the first time since they were enacted in 1975.   Along with this lift on damages, will be further…
Rank this Week: 1639

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal laws and news in Sonoma County. By Amy Chapman.

http://www.sonomacountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Mysterious Vigilantes Destroying Marijuana Crops and Threatening Grower

    Mysterious Vigilantes Destroying Marijuana Crops and Threatening Grower
    Recently in Mendocino County, a number of accounts have surfaced that a group of unnamed men have been dropping from helicopters into marijuana fields and destroying the crops and threatening the growers. According to a report by the Press…
  • Aug 18

    Four Men Arrested After Authorities Bust Marijuana Growing Operation

    Four Men Arrested After Authorities Bust Marijuana Growing Operation
    Earlier this month in Austin Creek State Recreational Area, park rangers and Fish and Wildlife officers busted four men in relation to a small-to-medium-sized marijuana grow operation. According to a report by the Press Democrat, park…
  • Aug 4

    Three Men Arrested in Santa Rosa Drug Bust

    Three Men Arrested in Santa Rosa Drug Bust
    Earlier this month in Santa Rosa, two men were arrested on drug charges when officers stopped their vehicle near Coddington Mall. According to a report by SFBay.ca, as part of the arrest, officers executed search warrants on the home where…
Rank this Week: 3495

Los Angeles Hit And Run Lawyer…

Los Angeles Hit And Run Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangeleshitandrunlawyer.com/
  • Sep 4

    Effective Representation of a Los Angeles Hit and Run

    Effective Representation of a Los Angeles Hit and Run
    In order to successfully represent a person in a Hit and Run, it is important to understand the code from which the offense arises. There are several defenses available to a person who finds themselves in such a situation, and with the help…
  • Aug 28

    Los Angeles Probation Violation with a Hit and Run

    Los Angeles Probation Violation with a Hit and Run
    Many of our clients ask us if a probation violation is an additional charge on top of their Hit and Run charge, or if it is a part of the Hit and run. Unfortunately, a probation violation is its own offense and can potentially add to your…
  • Jul 31

    How to Fight a Los Angeles Hit and Run…

    How to Fight a Los Angeles Hit and Run Many of our blogs address the law, potential arguments and potential consequences. Whereas these are very important concerns that a client would have, it is also important to understand how our strategy…
Rank this Week: 1987

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 6

    Modesto Police Officers Failure To Act Led To Death Young Mother

    Modesto Police Officers Failure To Act Led To Death Young Mother
    Last year, a young woman lost her life after first responders with the Modesto Police Department (MPD) carelessly failed to act as responsible adults when checking on the welfare of a distressed mother and child. On June 21, 2013, police…
Rank this Week: 3456

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Sep 3

    AB 1738- re: MEET AND CONFER in California Should be Stopped…Here’s Why…

    AB 1738- re: MEET AND CONFER in California Should be Stopped…Here’s Why…
    Boy, a lot of people generate a lot of work and energy promoting and opposing bills in Sacramento. I have a lot of respect for the groups that are working to protect HOAs and to try and minimize costs for Associations where possible, and am…
  • Jul 24

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?
    Who sets the Agenda for meetings in your HOA? Membership meetings? Board Meetings? Committee Meetings? Do you know? Do you care? You will if there is something you as a director want to on the Agenda and you run up against a roadblock. Why…
  • Jul 23

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem
    I did 6 telephone consultations with owners the past 3 days. They all paid my fee, and felt better after talking with me. 3 were able to resolve their issues with their associations/managers -once they understood their options and the…
Rank this Week: 2339

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2757

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: 1540