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California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By William D Hartsock, Tax Attorney Inc.

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1898

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: 1387

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/
  • Sep 24

    Elderly Conservatee Rights Violation

    Elderly Conservatee Rights Violation
    A recent article in the Examiner alleges that Scott Phipps of Phisco Fiduciary committed elder abuse against a senior conservatee, Elinor Frerichs.  Elder advocates argue that Scott Phipps kept Frerichs “confined and…
  • Sep 17

    Northern California Nursing Home Sued for Overmedicating Resident

    Northern California Nursing Home Sued for Overmedicating Resident
    Nursing homes in California should take note of the negative publicity surrounding elder abuse and assisted-living facilities in our state.  A recent article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel described serious nursing home abuse…
  • Sep 10

    Sacramento Lawyer Charged with Elder Abuse

    Sacramento Lawyer Charged with Elder Abuse
    A recent article in the Sacramento Bee reported on an attorney in the northern California area who was charged with financial elder abuse.  At the Walton Law Firm, we take elder financial abuse very seriously.  As…
Rank this Week: 1275

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    Motor vehicle accident in California kills 1 near Squirrel Creek

    Motor vehicle accident in California kills 1 near Squirrel Creek
    The massive trucks that navigate California roadways are used for various jobs that standard vehicles could not properly accomplish. When these trucks are involved in an accident with a standard vehicle, it can catastrophic consequences. The…
  • Sep 18

    Motor vehicle accident injures 1 in California

    Motor vehicle accident injures 1 in California
    Car accidents can be serious enough when regular vehicles are involved in the collision, but when a motorcycle is involved in the accident, it can be even more severe. Motorcyclists do not have the level of protection that drivers have,...
  • Sep 11

    Motor vehicle accident injures elderly woman in California

    Motor vehicle accident injures elderly woman in California
    Pickup trucks are a popular form of vehicle in the United States, and are highly useful when transporting anything from one location to another. However, when these vehicles are involved in an accident with a standard-sized vehicle it can…
Rank this Week: 854

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase
    Following an increase in the California state minimum wage (with another coming in 2015), Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed raising the City's minimum wage by steps to $13.25 by 2017. San Francisco already has, and San Diego…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1293

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 23

    What Happens at an Arraignment if I am Represented by Counsel in my Los Angeles Criminal Case?

    What Happens at an Arraignment if I am Represented by Counsel in my Los Angeles Criminal Case?
    When you have been issued a citation upon arrest, you are ordered to appear in Court, on or before the date stated on the citation. This is not voluntary, or optional. It is a mandatory order and one subject to consequences if you fail to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3193

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/
  • Sep 23

    New Client: Griffin Ranch Homeowners Association

    New Client: Griffin Ranch Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Griffin Ranch Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Griffin Ranch is a brand new neighborhood in the city of La Quinta being developed by Lennar Homes. …
  • Sep 19

    Are You Prepared for the New Annual Disclosures?

    Are You Prepared for the New Annual Disclosures?
    For many associations with a December year end, September marks the first opportunity for the board of directors to review the first draft of the budget and disclosures materials. As of January 1, 2014, changes to the Davis-Stirling Act now…
  • Aug 26

    New Client: Wildflower Community Association

    New Client: Wildflower Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Wildflower Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Wildflower is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Moreno Valley being developed by D.R. Horton. The…
Rank this Week: 2993

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Sep 23

    The 2014 California Water Bond—A Fluid Situation

    The 2014 California Water Bond—A Fluid Situation
    This article first appeared in Orange County Lawyer, August 2014 (Vol.56 No. 8), p. 28. The views expressed herein are those of the Author. They do not necessarily represent the views of Orange County Lawyer magazine, the Orange County Bar…
  • Sep 18

    Litigation Update: Mouse Wars Intensify

    Litigation Update: Mouse Wars Intensify
    Earlier this year, we reported on the ongoing struggle between The Walt Disney Company and Deadmau5 over the right to use a big round rodent head with big round ears as a trademark. Disney, the well-known entertainment behemoth, owns…
  • Sep 17

    Holographic Homer Draws Patent Infringement Lawsuit

    Holographic Homer Draws Patent Infringement Lawsuit
    For those of us lucky enough to have passes and who were willing to brave the massive crowds of nerds and geeks at this year’s Comic Con International in San Diego, we were treated to a celebration of the The Simpsons in a myriad of…
Rank this Week: 2002

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification
    California has an implied consent law, which requires a driver that is lawfully arrested, suspected of driving under the influence, to submit to a chemical test. The tests that are typically offered for suspected alcohol intoxication is a…
  • Jul 31

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case
    If you are driving a vehicle in California, you have agreed to a chemical test of your breath or blood to determine the alcohol and/or drug content, if you are lawfully arrested and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs,…
  • Jul 31

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case
    If you are driving a vehicle in California, you have agreed to a chemical test of your breath or blood to determine the alcohol and/or drug content, if you are lawfully arrested and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs,…
Rank this Week: 4658

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
  • Aug 25

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case
        Kathleen Aubain is in the Oneida County Jail in New York for violating a court order.  Aubain has a two and a half year old daughter, Isabellah Rose Campos with Eric Campos.  All three were living in Arizona.  Campos has custody of…
  • Aug 15

    Child Custody And Religion Again

    Child Custody And Religion Again
    We've got another child custody and religion case from New York, about, at least ostensibly,  what should happen when one parent, but not the other, decides to "change horses mid-stream" in terms of the child's religious…
Rank this Week: 1069

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3678

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Taking Parents Off the Hook

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

    Too Old to Drive?

    Too Old to Drive?
    Families need to help seniors know when it's time to stop driving. Here's a list of danger signs, self-assessment tests, and resources for families who need to help someone stop driving.
  • Jul 11

    Summer Time Is Here: Estate Planning on the Run

    Summer Time Is Here: Estate Planning on the Run
    Inevitably, in the summer months, I get phone calls from people who are about to take a trip somewhere, often within just a few days. Sometimes they have a Will or a trust that’s out of date; sometimes they have no estate planning…
Rank this Week: 3530

California Employment and HR Law…

California Employment and HR Law Blog

Covers employment and HR law. By Micah K. Nilsson.

http://www.californiaemploymentlaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1751

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

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

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 1652

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 23

    California Court Upholds Stipulated Settlement Agreement in Divorce Case

    California Court Upholds Stipulated Settlement Agreement in Divorce Case
    While divorce is a difficult process, there are many cases where the parties actually work together to come to an agreement on the significant issues that must be resolved, such as child support, division of property, and spousal support. By…
  • Sep 16

    Court Denied Ex-Husband's Request to Reduce Spousal Support Payment

    Court Denied Ex-Husband's Request to Reduce Spousal Support Payment
    Spousal support is an integral part of most divorce cases. It is the amount of money one spouse pays the other for support each month. As one may expect, the divorcing couple often does not agree on the amount to be awarded to the supported…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3339

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

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

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Sep 23

    Settling Spats Over Rover: What to Expect in Pet Custody Case

    Settling Spats Over Rover: What to Expect in Pet Custody Case
    Increasingly, Americans view their pets as family members. We only need to look at the pet industry to see how manufacturers reinforce this feeling by marketing clothing, specialized kibble and treats, shampoos, conditioners, collars and…
  • Sep 16

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System
    An adoption case in Alaska recently became a test of the tribal court's legal authority to remove the parental rights of a parent who was not a member of the tribe. In this case, a daughter was removed from the home of Edward Parks and…
  • Sep 10

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women
    If you're reading this blog, you're probably a Boomer. A study released in February found that Americans who are over 50 years of age are twice as likely to divorce as people who were that age 20 years ago. No one wants to have a midlife…
Rank this Week: 4594

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3082

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Sep 22

    Software patents questionable due to algorithm requirement

    Software patents questionable due to algorithm requirement
    For software patents including a computer-implemented means-plus-function limitation, the patent application or patent must disclose an algorithm or structure for performing the claimed function. This is to satisfy the definiteness…
  • Sep 16

    Infringement reversed based on court’s new language after jury trial

    Infringement reversed based on court’s new language after jury trial
    In litigation, a court construes the requirements of a patent claim and instructs the jury on what the claims require for infringement. The jury must follow these instructions to decide if the defendant has infringed the patent claims at…
  • 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. …
Rank this Week: 3830

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Sep 22

    The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debt Limits And An Undersecured Mortgage On A Principal Residence

    The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debt Limits And An Undersecured Mortgage On A Principal Residence
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy has an important limitation.  If the debtor’s debts are too large, Chapter 13 is unavailable: Only an individual with regular income that owes, on the date of the filing of the petition, noncontingent,…
  • Sep 11

    The Wonderful World Of Loan Shark

    The Wonderful World Of Loan Shark
    What’s in your wallet?  It’s a loan shark!  That’s how many people feel when they consider their ever-increasing debt burden.  Unfortunately, many of those same people continue to feed the shark by patronizing…
  • Sep 4

    The Automatic Stay In Chapter 13, And Foreclosure Sale

    The Automatic Stay In Chapter 13, And Foreclosure Sale
    A fellow bankruptcy attorney recently posed an interesting question regarding a threatened foreclosure sale before the automatic stay is lifted in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  Here is the exchange I had with her: Question:…
Rank this Week: 3780

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1870

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Sep 22

    What a Headache (Part 2) – Challenges of AB 1522 (California Paid Sick Leave)

    What a Headache (Part 2) – Challenges of AB 1522 (California Paid Sick Leave)
    Nothing in California is easy for employers, and California’s new paid sick leave statute (AB 1522) is no exception. Here is the first challenge. While employers can make employees give notice of paid sick time when foreseeable, they…
  • Sep 19

    NLRB Increases Employers’ Burdens in Responding to Frivolous Information Request

    NLRB Increases Employers’ Burdens in Responding to Frivolous Information Request
    If you have unionized workers, you know that a union gets to request information that may be relevant to it its functions. This includes information potentially relevant in deciding to grieve a matter or to assisting with…
  • Sep 16

    New California Laws Address Bullying and Interns’ Right

    New California Laws Address Bullying and Interns’ Right
    If you were worried that California employers weren’t sufficiently regulated, let me calm your fears. Governor Jerry Brown has signed several new bills this month. Nancy Yaffe already reported on the new paid sick leave requirements…
Rank this Week: 1914

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and laws. By Jacob J. Sapochnick.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    O-1 Visas for Extraordinary Ability Individual

    O-1 Visas for Extraordinary Ability Individual
    In this video, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain the O-1 visa process for extraordinary individuals. The O1 visa is a temporary work visa for people with extraordinary ability in athletics, arts, business, education…
  • Sep 15

    What is the E-1 -Treaty Traders Visa?

    What is the E-1 -Treaty Traders Visa?
    In this video, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain what the E-1 Treaty Trader Visa is and its requirements The Treaty Trader Visa (non-immigrant E-1 classification) is intended for the nationals of a foreign country with…
  • Sep 8

    Same Sex Marriage and Green Cards: Is Proof of Real Marriage Required, Standard of Proof?

    Same Sex Marriage and Green Cards: Is Proof of Real Marriage Required, Standard of Proof?
    In this post, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will address one of our most frequently asked questions for Same Sex Marriage and Green Cards: Is Proof of Real Marriage Required, Standard of Proof? Statement from Secretary of…
Rank this Week: 4082

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Sep 22

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

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

    The Message of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Other Nonprofit

    The Message of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Other Nonprofit
    Could anyone have predicted that this would be the next big fundraising  strategy to go viral and bring in big bucks? You’ve by now no doubt heard about the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association‘s challenge, in…
  • Aug 11

    For Fundraising Auction, Parties Can Be Scaled to Any Size and Age

    For Fundraising Auction, Parties Can Be Scaled to Any Size and Age
    An auction to raise money for a school or other nonprofit may, over the years, develop its own, unique culture and tradition. That’s what has occurred in the Piedmont school district of California, where parties, put…
Rank this Week: 4487

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Sep 22

    The Most Important Question for Your California Trust and Will Lawsuit

    The Most Important Question for Your California Trust and Will Lawsuit
    California’s Form Interrogatory 15.1 is probably the most important question you will ever ask in your Trust or Will lawsuit.  Why?  Because it requires the opposing party to tell you all facts, witnesses and documents they…
  • Sep 18

    What Are You Waiting For? Don’t sit on your rights to contest a California Trust or Will

    What Are You Waiting For? Don’t sit on your rights to contest a California Trust or Will
    If you think you have been wrongly disinherited from an estate, please do me a favor and act quickly.  I cannot tell you how many people I have talked to who have great claims, or rather HAD great claims, only to find out that they…
  • Sep 10

    How to Use a Financial Elder Abuse Claim in Your California Trust or Will Contest

    How to Use a Financial Elder Abuse Claim in Your California Trust or Will Contest
    When you bring a Will or Trust contest the facts you use to overturn an unfair Will or Trust may also apply to support a Financial Elder Abuse claim.  It is important to know how to use a Financial Elder Abuse claim properly. For our…
Rank this Week: 3536

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Sep 22

    Governor Brown vetoes SB 1151, a bipartisan school zone safety bill

    Governor Brown vetoes SB 1151, a bipartisan school zone safety bill
    Last Friday, Governor Brown vetoed SB 1151, a bill that would have increased traffic fines in school zones and used these funds for active transportation investments. The bill had unanimous, bipartisan support in both houses and all…
  • Sep 19

    ‘Three Feet for Safety Act’ now in effect

    ‘Three Feet for Safety Act’ now in effect
    By now you’ve probably already heard that the Three Feet for Safety Act went into effect on Tuesday. The bill, which was finally signed by Governor Brown last year, was the result of significant work from groups like the California…
  • Aug 27

    The Veterans Administration problem that you haven’t heard about

    The Veterans Administration problem that you haven’t heard about
    Shortcomings in health care delivery at Veterans Health Administration (VA) clinics and hospitals have been much in the news for the past year. Hopefully, the widespread publicity about these problems, and the resulting Congressional…
Rank this Week: 3028

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 22

    Invite from Lauren Zahringer (Greater New York, NY)

    Invite from Lauren Zahringer (Greater New York, NY)
    Get Matched With Professionals Who NEED What You OFFER  OPPRTUNITY will match your professional skills (or services)…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4705

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 21

    Children vs. Mature Adults – What Do You Do When They Clash in the Streets!

    Children vs. Mature Adults – What Do You Do When They Clash in the Streets!
    Board, have any of you this problem on your plate – a “mature” owner comes to you and complaints about children playing in the street in your HOA? And/or the parents come to you because the neighbor is complaining about the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1006

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/
  • Sep 19

    California has collected $31 million under the Private Attorneys General Act

    California has collected $31 million under the Private Attorneys General Act
    By Christian Schreiber Last week, I posted that the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) had collected more than $24 million in penalties from lawsuits brought under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) through April 10,…
  • Sep 17

    California’s new sick leave law provides hardly a cure

    California’s new sick leave law provides hardly a cure
    By Mariko Yoshihara and Hina Shah Last week lawmakers, advocates, and workers gathered together in Los Angeles to celebrate the Governor’s signing of Assembly Bill 1522, heralded as an “historic action” to give millions of…
  • Sep 12

    If you’ve ever wondered how much California has received from PAGA settlements…wonder no more!

    If you’ve ever wondered how much California has received from PAGA settlements…wonder no more!
    The California Supreme Court’s June decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation has thrust the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) back into the foreground of wage-and-hour class actions.  The court held that despite a…
Rank this Week: 1625

Construction Lawyers Blog

Construction Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.constructionlawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Perfection of Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy

    Perfection of Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy
    If you are a contractor, subcontractor or supplier, you may notice that bankruptcies of developers and owners became more frequent during the downturn and can cause major problems on your projects. A mechanic’s lien is a significant and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1925

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

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

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Announced Today that Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims With 46 State

    Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Announced Today that Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims With 46 State
    News and Information Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Announced Today that Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims With 46 States Following the $9.8 million Federal settlement in May 2014, Medtronic has agreed to pay 46 states and the…
  • Aug 27

    FDA Issues Recall for DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction

    FDA Issues Recall for DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction
    On April 16th, 2014 the FDA initiated a Class 1 recall (the most serious type of recall) on the DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System – also known as an External Mandibular Fixator and/or Distractor and a Bone Plate. The…
  • Aug 27

    Texting While Driving – It Can Wait!

    Texting While Driving – It Can Wait!
    by: Karlee Cemo Distracted driving and the national “Texting While Driving” epidemic We’ve all seen at one time or another… the “Don’t Text and Drive” commercials. I know I’m not alone when I…
Rank this Week: 1665

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Sep 19

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny
    In a proposal released this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it intends to exercise increased scrutiny over non-bank auto finance companies that make, acquire or refinance 10,000 auto loans or leases per year. There…
  • Sep 17

    Car Buying Tips You Don't Want to Mi

    Car Buying Tips You Don't Want to Mi
    If you dread - absolutely dread - buying a car, you are not alone. A reported 83% of Americans loathe the process of dealing with a car salesman. You would rather go to the dentist, handle a job interview, or sit through dinner with the…
  • Sep 12

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gets Green Light For Arbitration Survey

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gets Green Light For Arbitration Survey
    One of the troubling things about forced arbitration is that most people know nothing about it. The problem is, what you don't know can hurt you. The participants in arbitration are often sworn to secrecy. No wonder most people are in the…
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Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4650

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 19

    Gallo Whines Its Way Into the Tequila Busine

    Gallo Whines Its Way Into the Tequila Busine
    In the not so distant past, E & J Gallo Winery (“Gallo”) decided that it was not satisfied with only being a player in the wine business.  It decided to expand his horizons and venture into the tequila business, which is…
  • Sep 12

    Ninth Circuit Limits Application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Ninth Circuit Limits Application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    Victims of trade secret theft often can seek a variety of civil and criminal remedies against those who have absconded with proprietary information.  The Ninth Circuit however recently rejected criminal charges in a situation where the…
  • 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…
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Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

By Christopher Rehmet.

http://www.shermanaccidentlaw.com/personal-injury-law-blog/
  • Sep 19

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer
    It is vital to have representation on your side if you hope to recover compensation after a car accident in north Texas. After all, an attorney’s sole job is to advocate on your behalf in order to help you win payment for any damages…
  • Aug 22

    Sherman, Texas Bus Accident – A Look Back

    Sherman, Texas Bus Accident – A Look Back
    In early August of 2008, a horrific bus accident that killed 17 people, and injured dozens more, occurred in the city of Sherman, Texas. The aftermath of the crash has left many citizens of Sherman, as well as family members of the crash…
  • Jul 22

    Lake Texoma- A Look at Accident Number

    Lake Texoma- A Look at Accident Number
    Located within the USACE Tulsa district of Texas and parts of Oklahoma, and formed by the Denison Dam on the Red River, Lake Texoma is one of the most popular lakes in the entirety of the United States. Each year, the massive lake and the…
Rank this Week: 1784

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/
Rank this Week: 3353

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: 2592

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 18

    Medical Marijuana is Legal in California -- Just do it the Right Way

    Medical Marijuana is Legal in California -- Just do it the Right Way
    Medical Marijuana is Legal In California -- Just do it the Right Way These days one of the most common requests I get from clients is to help them "set up" a dispensary to sell medical marijuana. "No really", they say, "I want to be legit".…
  • Sep 10

    Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense

    Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense
    Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense Unless you live in a cave, by now you have likely heard about Ray Rice, the NFL player who was cut by the Baltimore Ravens after his video-taped domestic violence incident went viral. So I'm…
  • Sep 7

    Deputy LA City Attorney Arrested for Child Porn

    Deputy LA City Attorney Arrested for Child Porn
    A Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney was arrested Thursday for possession and distribution of child pornography. He was taken into custody at his home in San Pedro, California by Los Angeles Police Officers. The man, 57 year old Christopher…
Rank this Week: 2960

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 18

    Consumer Non-disparagement Clauses Nixed in California

    Consumer Non-disparagement Clauses Nixed in California
    Earlier this month, Governor Brown approved California Assembly Bill No. 2365. This bill added Civil Code Section 1670.8, which prohibits non-disparagement clauses in consumer contracts. Statute Prohibits Non-disparagement Clauses Core…
  • Sep 16

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter
    I have written several times about ICANN’s longstanding Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). This post discusses a more recent way to thwart some cybersquatters, namely, URS – Uniform Rapid Suspension. According…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4300

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4499

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 17

    Man Arrested for Santa Rosa Murder After Drug Deal Gone Bad

    Man Arrested for Santa Rosa Murder After Drug Deal Gone Bad
    Earlier this week in Santa Rosa, a 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for his involvement in the killing of a 21-year-old man in what police are describing as a drug deal gone bad. According to a report by the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3479

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/
  • Sep 17

    Setting Up a Successful Negotiation Regarding “2860 Rates”

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

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

    The Napa Earthquake – The Time To Think About Insurance Coverage Is Now
    Last weekend’s Napa earthquake served as a wake-up call for everyone living and working in the Greater Bay Area. As with all natural disasters, after the immediate clean-up is over the analysis will begin as to how to make buildings safer…
  • Aug 26

    $1B Temblor Should Prompt Cos. To Revisit Quake Insurance

    $1B Temblor Should Prompt Cos. To Revisit Quake Insurance
    The 6.0 Napa earthquake has altered business in an around the Napa Valley, and Law360 called to ask my thoughts on earthquake insurance. While the article requires a subscription, my key point is: “This earthquake is a reminder of what…
Rank this Week: 4353

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

Provides insight and commentary on aviation accidents and the law. By Danko Meredith.

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Sep 16

    NTSB Sued for Obstruction of Justice

    NTSB Sued for Obstruction of Justice
    Families of those involved in five different general aviation crashes and their lawyer are suing the NTSB, charging it with obstruction of justice.  The suit claims that the NTSB withheld information concerning each of the crashes from…
  • Aug 7

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing
    The Illinois Attorney Ethics Committee has filed a complaint against Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the Chicago lawyer who started legal proceedings on behalf of a passenger's family shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.  One…
  • Aug 7

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivilous" MH370 Filing

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivilous" MH370 Filing
    The Illinois Attorney Ethics Committee has filed a complaint against Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the Chicago lawyer who started legal proceedings on behalf of a passenger's family shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.  One…
Rank this Week: 4194

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Sep 16

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

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

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
  • Aug 22

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact
    By Robert I. McMurry A new Court of Appeal case, San Francisco Tomorrow v. City and County of San Francisco, 214 Cal App Lexis 735 lends support to A.B. 32 as a standard of significance for GHG impacts and to the use of an air district…
Rank this Week: 2888

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1605

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return
    Individuals using offshore bank accounts to conceal assets and facilitate tax fraud continue to be prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Under the Bank Secrecy Act, citizens and lawful permanent residents (i.e. "Green Card" holders) that…
  • Sep 3

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion
    Sometimes understating income is just carelessness. Sometimes its tax fraud or tax evasion. People don't always realize that tax fraud or tax evasion can lead to time in jail. Convincing judges to sentence defendants to prison for criminal…
  • Aug 22

    Expect Increased Assessment and Collection of Trust Fund Recovery Penaltie

    Expect Increased Assessment and Collection of Trust Fund Recovery Penaltie
    Enforcement of The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) is a source of potential government revenue that, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), needs to be revamped to become more efficient. Under existing…
Rank this Week: 1244