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Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Aug 14

    Marching together

    Marching together
    What a remarkable turnaround we witnessed today in Ferguson, Missouri, where five days of protests in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown this past weekend, had been met with police armed to the teeth with military weapons and…
  • Aug 12

    Improvisation

    Improvisation
    Last night I had a chance to assist at an improvisation class, playing the role of mediator to actors working out various conflict situations. The class arose out of some discussions with the teacher, Rob Watzke, about the similarities…
  • Jul 24

    Prisoner

    Prisoner
    In the first episode of the second season of Orange is the New Black, the series presents a variation on the prisoner's dilemma problem that is often discussed in mediation programs and texts. Piper and her former girlfriend Alex both have to…
Rank this Week: 4326

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Motor vehicle accident kills 1 in California

    Motor vehicle accident kills 1 in California
    Car accidents occur every day throughout the United States, and these accidents have a range of causes from negligence to DUI. However, some accidents are not caused by driver error, but freak mishaps that are unexpected by everyone involved.…
  • Aug 6

    Fatal truck accident in California kills 2

    Fatal truck accident in California kills 2
    Tractor-trailers are a popular way for companies to transport their goods from one place to another in the United States, but when the drivers do not fully pay attention to the road, it can have severe consequences. Negligence by the...
  • Jul 30

    California motor vehicle accident kills pregnant woman

    California motor vehicle accident kills pregnant woman
    Drunk driving can often lead to dangerous situations that turn into serious accidents before any driver can react. These types of accidents can often leave the victims with serious injuries that have the ability to turn fatal. Car accidents…
Rank this Week: 1193

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/
  • Aug 14

    The myth of the disgruntled employee

    The myth of the disgruntled employee
    By Marvin Krakow Removed from the distant wars currently in the news, it is easy to see how neighbors alike in so many ways must dehumanize one another in the midst of conflict. It’s a form of blindness that is common not just to war,…
  • Aug 8

    Corporate clones no more: Religious diversity is coming to a store near you

    Corporate clones no more: Religious diversity is coming to a store near you
    By Alan Reinach Ever since the Civil Rights Act championed the rights of a diverse workforce, many American corporations have fought to hold on to their homogeneous corporate image.  Some industries, like airlines and retail stores, have…
  • Aug 1

    At-will employment: What would Midas do?

    At-will employment: What would Midas do?
    By Marvin Krakow In California, as in most of the United States, the default rule about job security is that there is none.  Employers call the default job security rule “at-will employment.”  What at-will employment…
Rank this Week: 1643

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Rate of Estate Tax May Shock You

    Rate of Estate Tax May Shock You
    While it is indeed important to look ahead toward the future, the fact is that as a young adult you may not be that interested in the details of tax laws that are applicable to the field of estate planning....
  • Aug 7

    Evaluate Heirlooms and Other Sentimental Item

    Evaluate Heirlooms and Other Sentimental Item
    Inheritance planning is often reduced to a somewhat overly simplistic analogy. You inventory your assets to determine the size of the "pie" as it were. You then decide who will be receiving slices of the pie. The last step is...
  • Jul 16

    Estate Planning: Retain a True Expert

    Estate Planning: Retain a True Expert
    Your family is unique from every other, and this is something to keep in mind when you are considering the future. There are websites out there that will sell you generic legal documents. They say that anyone can plan his...
Rank this Week: 1835

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1938

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Aug 14

    Pennsylvania Teacher's Free Speech Lawsuit Won't Go to Trial

    Pennsylvania Teacher's Free Speech Lawsuit Won't Go to Trial
    As various social media formats and blogs continue to evolve, the definition of free speech may also evolve. That seems to be the case with a former Bucks County, Pennsylvania English teacher who sued her former employer. The situation began…
  • Aug 8

    California Lawsuit Contends that Students Don't Get Enough PE

    California Lawsuit Contends that Students Don't Get Enough PE
    An enigmatic organization called Cal200 has come forward with a lawsuit that charges more than three dozen school districts with providing inadequate time for physical education. Los Angeles Unified, Riverside Unified, San Francisco Unified…
  • Aug 1

    Passengers Removed from Southwest Flight Over Tweet

    Passengers Removed from Southwest Flight Over Tweet
    A Southwest Airlines traveler is expressing his displeasure after he was temporarily removed from a flight for tweeting about a gate agent. Duff Watson was traveling between Denver and Minneapolis with his children, aged 6 and 9. Watson was a…
Rank this Week: 922

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Covers recent family and divorce law news and events. By Paul Daniel Marks.

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....
    Regardless of one's position on gay rights, every thinking being has to admit that married people need to have a place to get divorced when their marriage falls apart and they meet the standards for divorce in their home state. If they…
  • Jul 11

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution
    OK, so the headline is a slight exaggeration, but the effect is the same: Shasta's Judge Gary Gibson doesn't seem to think you have a Constitutional right to refuse to be a witness against yourself, and God protect the attorney who tells you…
  • Jan 6

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)
    According to Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, yesterday was the anniversary of the first legal divorce recorded in what was to become the United States of American. It happened January 5th, in 1643, as a result of the husband abandoning…
Rank this Week: 1259

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 14

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?
    IPNews® - British photographer David Slater is embroiled in a debate over the self-portrait taken by a monkey, which the animal shot using his unattended equipment three years ago. Wikimedia Commons, a database of millions of images and…
  • Aug 7

    University of Arkansas Gets Sound Trademark on Its Famous Hog Call

    University of Arkansas Gets Sound Trademark on Its Famous Hog Call
    IPNews® - The University of Arkansas has trademarked the sounds contained in its famous Hog Call – Wooo Pig Sooie! This trademark means that the Hog Call cannot be used by anyone for commercial purposes without permission or a…
  • Jul 31

    49ers Quarterback Obtained Copyright Waivers for Video Game

    49ers Quarterback Obtained Copyright Waivers for Video Game
    IPNews® - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick obtained the copyright waivers from two tattoo artists who designed and inked the tattoos on his biceps. The arm tattoos will be on display in Kaepernick's digital avatar in the…
Rank this Week: 3623

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4620

Sacramento Medical Malpractice…

Sacramento Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers California medical malpractice laws and issues. By Moseley Collins.

http://www.sacramentomedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    How Do I Know How Much My Medical Malpractice Case Is Worth?

    How Do I Know How Much My Medical Malpractice Case Is Worth?
    As patients, we expect that we will receive the best care possible from our medical providers. It is hard to believe that a medical provider would be negligent, careless or reckless in the manner in which he or she treats a patient. It is…
  • Aug 7

    Eight California Hospitals Fined for Safety Violation

    Eight California Hospitals Fined for Safety Violation
    Hospitals are often named as a party in medical malpractice cases. Whether it is the medical staff that made a mistake or the hospital who failed to provide a safe environment, hospitals are often the subject of medical malpractice lawsuits.…
  • Jul 23

    Las Vegas Hospital Files Defamation Case Against Attorney

    Las Vegas Hospital Files Defamation Case Against Attorney
    In a surprising turn of events, a Las Vegas hospital filed a defamation lawsuit against an attorney who represents a client in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital. Robert Cottle, a Nevada personal injury attorney, filed the…
Rank this Week: 4234

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Fiduciary Duties No Laughing Matter for Mr. Ha

    Fiduciary Duties No Laughing Matter for Mr. Ha
    Those who manage Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) have many responsibilities. It’s up to them to run a business and make a profit while living up to their responsibilities to fellow company members. Most managing partners, if…
  • Aug 7

    SLAPP Suits Are Not Just for Protestors Any More

    SLAPP Suits Are Not Just for Protestors Any More
    A SLAPP suit is a legal action to censor, intimidate and silence critics or opponents by forcing them to endure the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition. SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuit against…
  • Jul 31

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

    Breaking Up Can Be Hard to Do Without Planning: Voluntary and Judicial Dissolutions of Partnership
    When it comes to the dissolution of a limited partnership, you can do it the easy way or the hard way. Written into your partnership agreement, you can spell out how and under what circumstances your partnership can be voluntarily broken up,…
Rank this Week: 1676

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3098

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Aug 14

    New California Law Aimed at Brain Injury Prevention

    New California Law Aimed at Brain Injury Prevention
    Traumatic Brain Injuries and California Sports Brain injuries and American football have, unfortunately, seemed to go hand in hand in recent years.  Despite the popularity of contact sports, commentators have suggested that contact…
  • Aug 6

    Determining the Quality of a Drug Rehab Facility

    Determining the Quality of a Drug Rehab Facility
    What should you look for when deciding on a California drug rehabilitation facility?  In many cases, consumers believe the higher the price of the facility, the better the care.  However, many high-end drug rehabilitation facilities…
  • Jul 29

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

    Abuse, Violence, and Wrongful Death in High-End Rehab Facilitie
    When we hear about high-end drug rehabilitation facilities, many of us assume that paying high prices for treatment means a higher quality of care.  However, even the most expensive, high-end facilities can pose dangers for our loved…
Rank this Week: 1559

Guru Immigration Law Blog

Guru Immigration Law Blog

The Guru's meditations and musings on Immigration Law. By Larry Liem Doan.

http://guruimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Not Sure to Marry Fiancee Before or After Naturalization

    Not Sure to Marry Fiancee Before or After Naturalization
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
  • Aug 3

    Can My Out of Status Boyfriend Get H4 Status Through Me?

    Can My Out of Status Boyfriend Get H4 Status Through Me?
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
  • Jul 26

    H-1B Priority Date Transfer with New Employer

    H-1B Priority Date Transfer with New Employer
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
Rank this Week: 3884

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014
    This post does not have anything to do with Immigration law, however the topic is important to all of us.  The Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be occurring this weekend, Saturday, August 16 through…
  • Aug 8

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit
    It is common in Immigration Court for the government attorney to file adverse evidence at the hearing and have it be accepted by the Immigration Judge.   It is unpleasant, to say the least, when this happens because it catches us…
  • Aug 1

    Presentation on Drivers’ licenses and DACA in Fairfield, CA, August 28

    Presentation on Drivers’ licenses and DACA in Fairfield, CA, August 28
    On August 28, 2014, representatives of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”)  will be giving a presentation and answering questions about drivers’  licenses, specifically about AB 60, the law which…
Rank this Week: 1159

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

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

    When Palo Alto Highways Become Pathways to Injury

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

    Slips and Falls Are Serious Legal Matter

    Slips and Falls Are Serious Legal Matter
    Personal injury attorneys advocate for the rights of injured premises liability victims California requires people, business and public entities to take reasonable measures to protect the public from unsafe conditions on their property. If an…
Rank this Week: 1589

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

Covers consumer finance developments, trends and analysis. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1499

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Electronic Medical Records May be Causing more Harm than Good

    Electronic Medical Records May be Causing more Harm than Good
    Throughout the 21st century, technology has evolved and become a monumental necessity in our everyday lives. The technological advancements have unfolded exponentially throughout recent years and have modernized prominent industries,…
  • Aug 11

    Law Makers Called On to Improve Preventable Medical Error Death

    Law Makers Called On to Improve Preventable Medical Error Death
    Medical Errors account for approximately 1,000 deaths daily.  These preventable errors are the third leading cause of death in 2013. Medical Errors are avertable actions that can include errors in medication administration and botched…
  • Aug 8

    Caregivers Unable to Sue for Injuries Sustained by an Alzheimer’s Patient

    Caregivers Unable to Sue for Injuries Sustained by an Alzheimer’s Patient
    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior”. Alzheimer’s affects 5 million US citizens, which in turn, establishes the…
Rank this Week: 2692

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    Clerk Files Discrimination Case Against L.A. Law Firm

    Clerk Files Discrimination Case Against L.A. Law Firm
    Discrimination claims can arise in any industry or career field—even in businesses where leaders should know and follow the law. In a recent case, a law clerk who worked for a Los Angeles personal injury law firm filed a discrimination…
  • Aug 9

    Boeing Facing Lawsuit Alleging Widespread Age Discrimination

    Boeing Facing Lawsuit Alleging Widespread Age Discrimination
    Since Boeing announced that it will be moving thousands of engineering jobs out of the state of Washington, the union representing its engineers has filed an age-discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)…
  • Aug 6

    Warner Brothers Class-Action: Rights of Unpaid Intern

    Warner Brothers Class-Action: Rights of Unpaid Intern
    Nationwide, unpaid internship arrangements have been scrutinized for low wages and potential violations of state and federal labor laws. While some claim that the legal scrutiny of unpaid internships is putting programs and opportunities at…
Rank this Week: 1595

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/
  • Aug 12

    When is Enough Really Enough? The Importance of Experts in Music Copyright Infringement Action

    When is Enough Really Enough? The Importance of Experts in Music Copyright Infringement Action
    On June 17, 2014, a federal judge in Illinois granted summary judgment to Stefani Joanne Germanotta against plaintiff, Rebecca Francescatti, in a copyright infringement matter because he found that no reasonable trier of fact could find that…
  • Jul 25

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release
    Among the unstated powers of the federal (and sometimes state) government that few litigation targets think about is the power of the press release. Prosecutors, whether at the agency level or above (for example, at the state Attorney…
  • Jul 18

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe
    Clearly there is no love lost between John Wayne Enterprises, LLC (“JWE”), the entity owned by John Wayne’s heirs which controls the intellectual property related to of John Wayne, and Duke University.   Both have…
Rank this Week: 2356

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/
  • Aug 12

    California Court May Award Attorney Fees in Divorce Case

    California Court May Award Attorney Fees in Divorce Case
    The California Family Code strives to create an even playing field for spouses who are going through divorce proceedings. One significant matter concerns the ability of each spouse to be represented by an attorney. In many cases, one party…
  • Aug 5

    Court Enforces Stipulated Judgment Reached During Divorce Mediation

    Court Enforces Stipulated Judgment Reached During Divorce Mediation
    Couples who decide to divorce may approach the proceedings in a variety of different ways, depending on the nature of their current relationship and the number of issues to sort through. Mediation is one method that some couples pursue, in an…
  • Jul 31

    California Legislature Will Consider Bills to Update State Family Law

    California Legislature Will Consider Bills to Update State Family Law
    According to recent news reports, the California Family Law Code seems to be in need of some updates. As we can see from many advances in technology and science, as well as the evolution of the "family" itself, assorted state laws have yet…
Rank this Week: 3345

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: 1948

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/
  • Aug 12

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case
    What happens when a divorced parent serving in the military is deployed to a war zone? Typically, parents work out a temporary change to their custody agreement with the intent to return to the original agreement when the soldier…
  • Aug 5

    Kerri Kasem Fights to Protect the Right of Children to See Ailing Parent

    Kerri Kasem Fights to Protect the Right of Children to See Ailing Parent
    Legendary Casey Kasem, who died in June of this year, held many positions in the entertainment industry but perhaps was best-known for his American Top 40 radio countdown program, which he started in 1970. He was also famous for his…
  • Jul 29

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

    Congress Considers Tighter Restrictions on Private "Re-Homing" of Children
    The longhorn state of Texas outranks every other state in this country for foreign adoptions, followed by California and then New York. The inter-country adoptions that occurred in these states in 2013 were respectively 489, 477 and 360,…
Rank this Week: 4596

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Listing 12.05 requires onset prior to age 22, not diagnostic testing prior to age 22

    Listing 12.05 requires onset prior to age 22, not diagnostic testing prior to age 22
    Writing federal court briefs is hard work.  It takes a lot of time and I do not know if I am going to win (and collect fees).  The upside though is that I learn a lot and by having to … Continue reading →
  • Aug 7

    Solano County Public Health Department Starts Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program

    Solano County Public Health Department Starts Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program
    Solano County Department of Public Health is now offering rapid Hepatitis C testing at its HIV clinic in Vallejo, 365 Tuolumne Street. The test is confidential and free to anyone at risk for infection. Results are available in 20-40…
  • Jul 29

    Getting the Earnings Record Right

    Getting the Earnings Record Right
    I am seeing in more and more of my cases that the Social Security Earnings Record is an issue in and of itself.  It isn’t that Social Security is getting it wrong.  It is that the individuals have not checked … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2790

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/
  • Aug 11

    Mindful Case Management

    Mindful Case Management
    We recently litigated and successfully settled an insurance coverage case that offers a model for managing a case thoughtfully. Too often, parties reflexively dive into litigation with its procedural hurdles and delays, unbounded discovery,…
  • Aug 6

    Recent Developments in California Bad Faith Law and Related Trend

    Recent Developments in California Bad Faith Law and Related Trend
    On July 29, 2014, I spoke on a panel about recent developments in California bad faith law and related trends. My co-presenter was Robert K. Scott of The Law Offices of Robert K. Scott, and we gave the presentation at ACI’s 28th National…
  • Aug 1

    California Court of Appeals Clarifies Carrier's Duty to Settle

    California Court of Appeals Clarifies Carrier's Duty to Settle
    Insurers and insureds have long disagreed whether an insurer’s duty to settle is limited to the duty to accept a reasonable settlement offer made by a plaintiff, or whether the insurer has a duty to affirmatively seek a settlement within…
Rank this Week: 4352

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Why is There a Bypass Trust in Most Estate Plans? To Save Federal Estate Taxes on the Second Death.

    Why is There a Bypass Trust in Most Estate Plans? To Save Federal Estate Taxes on the Second Death.
    1. Each US citizen has a lifetime exclusion amount from estate taxes of $5,340,000 (this amount adjusts for inflation each year). 2. There is an unlimited marital deduction for gifts from a deceased spouse to a surviving spouse who is a…
  • Feb 1

    When Litigating a Will or Trust Contest in California, What Evidence do I look for?

    When Litigating a Will or Trust Contest in California, What Evidence do I look for?
    A typical case will involve a family member contacting me to complain about the dispositions in a will or trust of a deceased relative, with allegations that another family member or a caregiver "got" to the deceased relative to unduly…
  • Feb 1

    Undue Influence in California Will and Trust Contest

    Undue Influence in California Will and Trust Contest
    California defines undue influence in the Civil Code. Specifically, Civil Code Section 1575 states: "Undue influence consists: 1. In the use, by one in whom a confidence is reposed by another, or who holds a real or apparent authority over…
Rank this Week: 1013

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer…

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury news and updates in California. Published by Moseley Collins.

http://www.sacramentopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    The Basics of Personal Injury Tort

    The Basics of Personal Injury Tort
    The people who most often seek out their legal options by contacting an attorney are those who have been injured in a car accident, or by someone else’s negligence. In most of those cases it is the first time A may have seen online or…
  • Aug 5

    Pecuniary Recovery May Still be Possible in Single Car Calamitie

    Pecuniary Recovery May Still be Possible in Single Car Calamitie
    When people imagine horrible car accidents it is most often involving another car. Nightmarish flashes of drunk drivers and irresponsible big rig operators occur when talk of tragic car accidents comes up. Surprisingly, studies have shown…
  • Jul 29

    Car Accidents Can Cause Hard to Prove Chronic Pain

    Car Accidents Can Cause Hard to Prove Chronic Pain
    Slip and fall and construction accidents can cause life altering pain. However, automobile accidents result in more instances of chronic physical pain. Car accident collisions inflict great trauma and blunt force upon the human body resulting…
Rank this Week: 4182

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/
  • Aug 11

    California Needs a Tech Upgrade: Online Information and Assisting Living Facilitie

    California Needs a Tech Upgrade: Online Information and Assisting Living Facilitie
    It’s no secret that California assisted living facilities have been in the national news due to reports of nursing home abuse and neglect.  Indeed, over the last year, elder rights advocates have emphasized the need to make…
  • Aug 8

    Financial Elder Abuse Continues to Thrive in California

    Financial Elder Abuse Continues to Thrive in California
    Southern California Insurance Agent Charged with Financial Abuse Elder abuse comes in many forms, from physical violence to financial fraud.  A recent article in Consumer Affairs reported that a licensed insurance agent in Southern…
  • Jul 30

    Elder Abuse and the Poor

    Elder Abuse and the Poor
    When our elderly loved ones require care at a nursing home or assisted living facility, we need to balance the costs of a facility with the quality of care we know they’ll be receiving.  It’s necessary to remember that…
Rank this Week: 1322

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers dog bites, car accidents and insurance issues in Stockton and Modesto. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.stocktoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    Squaw Valley skydiver killed after mid-air collision

    Squaw Valley skydiver killed after mid-air collision
    Two parachutists collided in midair in Acampo on Tuesday afternoon, killing a man from Squaw Valley and prompting an investigation by the FAA, officials said.Professional skier and BASE jumper Timy Dutton, 27, was killed 30 seconds into…
  • Aug 10

    Major Scandal: One of our main automakers knowingly allowed dangerous vehicles on the road to save .90 cents per vehicle

    Major Scandal: One of our main automakers knowingly allowed dangerous vehicles on the road to save .90 cents per vehicle
    There is one last remaining arena where politics, money and influence cannot corrupt the outcome: the jury trial.   Checks and balances was the design of our three areas of government; legislature, office of the president, and…
  • May 5

    Semi Truck Accident Injures 3 Workers In Fix 50 Area

    Semi Truck Accident Injures 3 Workers In Fix 50 Area
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A semi truck accident in the Fix 50 area has injured three workers, a California Highway Patrol official says.Three crew members on the Fix 50 project were hit by a piece of wood from one of their own workers. A…
Rank this Week: 4806

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Features information, tidbits, and stories of legal interest to California paralegals. By Lori Paul.

http://lorijpaul.com
  • Aug 9

    Shoot, Misfired Emails are Possible Legal Malpractice Claim

    Shoot, Misfired Emails are Possible Legal Malpractice Claim
    Paralegals and attorneys beware!  According to a recent article in The Recorder, sending that email to the wrong person can be a possible legal malpractice claim in the future. “Emails sent in certain practices, such as commercial…
  • Aug 8

    Lawyer’s suspension includes lifetime ban on representing women

    Lawyer’s suspension includes lifetime ban on representing women
    According to the ABA Journal, a Connecticut lawyer has been suspended for four months and barred from representing female clients for the rest of his career after he was accused of representing women in family law and domestic-violence cases…
  • Jun 27

    Former Law Student Sues Over a D Grade in Contract

    Former Law Student Sues Over a D Grade in Contract
    In an article in the ABA Journal, it is reported that a former law student at the Massachusetts School of Law claims in a lawsuit that he received an unfair D grade in contracts. The suit by Martin Odemena says the D grade resulted in a…
Rank this Week: 4494

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 1785

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the fruits and nuts of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 2369

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Marin Traffic Ticket Defense July 2014

    Marin Traffic Ticket Defense July 2014
    LAW OFFICE OF JOHN STANKO, Inc. ________________________________________ JOHN W. STANKO Attorney at Law TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS July 2014 COURT CHARGE RESULT San Francisco Red Light Camera Reduced to a no pointer Sonoma Speeding with accident…
  • May 1

    DUI Crackdown Planned - Cinco de Mayo Weekend

    DUI Crackdown Planned - Cinco de Mayo Weekend
    The Marin County multi police agency DUI task force, Avoid the Marin 13, is going to be on the look out for impaired drivers this holiday weekend. The involved police departments will be holding a checkpoint in San Rafael on...
  • Apr 30

    TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS APRIL 2014

    TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS APRIL 2014
    TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS APRIL 2014 COURT CHARGE RESULT Marin Speeding and no license Dismissed Marin Speeding …
Rank this Week: 3886

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

Covers California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions, legislation, litigation and reform. By Miller Starr Regalia.

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3588

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Aug 8

    Settlement Value of California Personal Injury Claim

    Settlement Value of California Personal Injury Claim
    Settlement value of California personal injury claims is based upon many different factors, some factual and some legal.  Approximately 95 percent of all personal injury claims or lawsuits will be resolved by way of a settlement at some…
  • Jul 22

    California Car Insurance Accident Dispute

    California Car Insurance Accident Dispute
    California car insurance accident disputes arise much more often than they should in my opinion as a Los Angeles car accident lawyer.  We all hear the slogans constantly in television and radio ads: “like a good neighbor, State…
  • Jul 11

    Sexual Assault and Battery Claims in California

    Sexual Assault and Battery Claims in California
    Sexual assault and battery claims in California which may give rise to civil liability for money damages are clearly provided for by statute.  In fact, CA law provides an exact definition of a “sexual battery” and specific…
Rank this Week: 1775

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

Covers consumer credit law. By Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLC.

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    Credit Scores May Rise with FICO’s New Scoring Model

    Credit Scores May Rise with FICO’s New Scoring Model
    FICO, the creator of the most widely used credit scoring system, last week announced that  new version (FICO 9) available this fall will make changes beneficial to consumers. The new model will ignore previously paid collection items…
  • Jul 23

    Free Credit Reports You May Not Know About

    Free Credit Reports You May Not Know About
    Many of you know you can get free credit reports once a year from Experian, Equifax and Trans Union by going to annualcreditreport.com (or you may call 1.877.322.8228 and use the prompts). But what you may not know is that there are quite a…
  • Jun 16

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian
    The State of Mississippi has sued Experian alleging violations of the FCRA and its own state law. Among other problems,  the Mississippi lawsuit said, Experian provides no straightforward way for consumers to correct erroneous…
Rank this Week: 927

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 31

    The Risk of Automation in the General Aviation Cockpit

    The Risk of Automation in the General Aviation Cockpit
    I just returned from the American Association for Justice's annual convention in Baltimore, where I  on the risks automation poses to the general aviation pilot.  To prepare for the talk, I reviewed the research on the…
Rank this Week: 4199

California Comp Blog

California Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation legal decisions.

http://www.californiacompblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    We’ve Moved!

    We’ve Moved!
    The California Comp Blog has moved to: RTGR law.com Blog We’ll see you there!    
  • May 7

    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP Announces New Presentation on Safety Officer Benefits & Presumption

    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP Announces New Presentation on Safety Officer Benefits & Presumption
    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP is pleased to announce our new Powerpoint presentation: Safety Officer Benefits & Presumptions – Mitigating Public Agency Workers’ Compensation Exposure.  This presentation covers…
  • Mar 31

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation
    The Appeals Board has issued a proposed en banc decision addressing whether the original panel QME or AME must be used to address subsequent dates of injury. In Ismael Navarro v. City of Montebello, the Appeals Board proposed holding the…
Rank this Week: 4668

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • 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.…
  • Jul 15

    Golden Years and Gray Divorce

    Golden Years and Gray Divorce
    A gray divorce may not have been on one’s bucket list, but as noted in a recent story by The New York Times, the divorce rate among those fifty years and older has doubled since 1990. These so-called “gray divorces” are…
Rank this Week: 3128

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Aug 7

    OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P

    OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P
    In an historic move, Standard & Poor’s upgraded the Orange County Transportation Agency SR91 Express Lanes Toll Revenue Bonds to “AA-”, making it one the highest rated managed lanes projects in the world.  The bonds…
  • Aug 6

    Secretary Foxx Holds Virtual National Town Hall, Addresses Transportation Policy

    Secretary Foxx Holds Virtual National Town Hall, Addresses Transportation Policy
    Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx chaired a “virtual” town hall meeting, entitled “Moving from Uncertainty to Long-Term Transportation Investment,” on August 6, 2014.  The town hall was open to the general…
  • Aug 5

    Port of Miami Tunnel Open for Traffic

    Port of Miami Tunnel Open for Traffic
    On August 3, 2014, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Port of Miami achieved an important milestone when the est. $1 billion Port of Miami Tunnel opened for traffic.  The project consists of twin tunnels under…
Rank this Week: 3793

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
  • Jul 30

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy

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

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok
    We’ve had a string of them…. [Hint: in a small practice, a "string" means "three. " ] But three clients in the past month with confirmed Chapter 13 plans have contracted to sell their homes without mentioning it to us,…
Rank this Week: 4771

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

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

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Aug 6

    Parental Conflict After Divorce and an Interview with Dr. Max Wachtel.

    Parental Conflict After Divorce and an Interview with Dr. Max Wachtel.
    There is so much emphasis placed on the goal of “no conflict” parenting today. But is the elimination of parental conflict after separation or divorce realistic? Especially after a father and mother have gone through a bitter…
  • Jul 29

    Parental Gatekeeping and Breaking Barriers in Child Custody Dispute

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

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

    What are Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer at the Consultation and Before Hiring One?
    Here are the top five questions to ask a divorce lawyer at a consultation and before you hire one, to determine if he or she is a good fit for you. We know this entire selection process can be stressful, which is why we wrote this…
Rank this Week: 2479

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/
  • Aug 6

    Grandmother Killed in the Crossfire of Two Armed Men - San Diego

    Grandmother Killed in the Crossfire of Two Armed Men - San Diego
    A tragic shootout occurred in St. Louis last week when two men opened fire at each other in public streets. During the shootout, which happened just outside of an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Hodiamont Avenue, 46 year old Juliette…
  • Aug 5

    Expungements: What They Are and How They Help You!

    Expungements: What They Are and How They Help You!
    Ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felon and have had - or still have - trouble finding a job because of it? Not many employers are willing to look past a "yes" after asking if you've ever been convicted; luckily, you have an option.…
  • Aug 4

    Man Bites Finger Off of Another Man During Beyonce Concert - San Diego

    Man Bites Finger Off of Another Man During Beyonce Concert - San Diego
    At Jay-Z and Beyonce's Rose Bowl concert in Pasadena, an interesting altercation occurred between a man, woman and the woman's boyfriend. The man, later identified to be 25-year-old Roberto Alcaraz-Garnica, apparently copped a feel on the…
Rank this Week: 4262

Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog

Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog

Covers green cards and visas. By Behar International Counsel, PLC.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 6

    CONSULAR PROCESSING IN ISRAEL

    CONSULAR PROCESSING IN ISRAEL
    All of us watching the news know that the ceasefire is in effect in Israel. And as it enters the second day in Israel, the NIV unit within the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has elevated its visa processing from "emergency" based to "special". …
  • Jul 1

    WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID YESTERDAY ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ("CIR")

    WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID YESTERDAY ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ("CIR")
    In the Rose Garden yesterday, President Obama reiterated his commitment to immigration reform and reproached House Republicans for their unwillingness to confront this important issue. Speaking a year ago to the month when the Senate passed…
  • May 29

    AILA SPEAKS OUT: HOUSE MUST NOT DELAY IMMIGRATION REFORM!

    AILA SPEAKS OUT: HOUSE MUST NOT DELAY IMMIGRATION REFORM!
    Douglas T. Stump, President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) responded to news reports that President Obama has delayed the completion of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) review of deportation policy until…
Rank this Week: 3447

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: 4622