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Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    This blawg will be on hiatus until mid-July....

    This blawg will be on hiatus until mid-July....
    This blawg will be taking a short break. Should be fine, right? Nothing important could possibly happen in the appellate world in just a few weeks over the summer...
  • Jun 22

    No flim flam

    No flim flam
    Are orders remanding a case from state to federal court appealable?The recent 9th Circuit case of Flam v. Flam (9th Circ. June 8, 2015) provides a clue.H&L's Peder Batalden and John Querio explain all in today's DJ.Here're the opening…
  • Jun 18

    Today's appellate tidbit

    Today's appellate tidbit
    Today's DJ profiles LASC Judge Dick Burdge. Prominent commercial litigator in the LA legal community? Sure. But he earns his spot on this blog because: "His wife is Lee S. Edmon, a former presiding judge of the Los Angeles County Superior…
Rank this Week: 5008

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/
  • Jun 21

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace
    By Sarah Schlehr and Mariko Yoshihara This Father’s Day, let’s do more than just celebrate our dads with Hallmark cards and backyard barbecues.  Instead, let’s give our dads something they really need – flexible…
  • Jun 16

    Religious freedom comes of age in corporate America

    Religious freedom comes of age in corporate America
    By Alan Reinach Religious minorities have always been at the forefront of pushing religious freedom in American law. This year is no different, as Samantha Elauf, a young Muslim woman, won a critical case on behalf of all who seek workplace…
  • Jun 3

    The Fair Scheduling Act: Get the fact

    The Fair Scheduling Act: Get the fact
    Over the past few months, the Chamber of Commerce and its Big Business allies have mounted an all-out war against AB 357, the Fair Scheduling Act of 2015, by Assemblymember Chiu and Assemblymember Weber.  AB 357 is a bill that would…
Rank this Week: 1676

Research Freedom

Research Freedom

Covers developments in free legal research. By Professor Jason Potter.

http://researchfreedom.com/
  • Jun 21

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job
    If you’re a law student, you may be tearing your hair out on a legal research task in your summer job at this very moment. Below is a list of five tips pertaining to legal research to help you through it. This post is geared…
  • Aug 15

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial
    Below is a comprehensive tutorial on a range of free legal research tools, presented by folks at The John Marshall Law School. While some of the tools discussed relate to Illinois law specifically, you can find excellent information about the…
  • Aug 14

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext
    There’s a new free legal research tool in town: Casetext. Currently in the beta stage, Casetext allows users to search a directory of “over one million federal and Delaware cases” using keywords or retrieve a case by…
Rank this Week: 3699

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jun 20

    Will Complaints on Facebook be Protected from Retaliation?

    Will Complaints on Facebook be Protected from Retaliation?
    It is important to remember that the anti-retaliation provisions of Title VII and the similar California laws go far beyond protecting those employee who complain to the employer or a government agency about discrimination or harassment at…
  • Jun 15

    Proving Your Retaliation Case Through Employer’s Lie

    Proving Your Retaliation Case Through Employer’s Lie
    One of the important elements of proving a retaliation claim in an wrongful termination case is showing that the employer’s given reasons for termination are either inconsistent or plainly not true, which makes it look like the employer…
  • Jun 3

    Nurse Wins a Retaliation Case After Reporting Unlicensed Social Worker

    Nurse Wins a Retaliation Case After Reporting Unlicensed Social Worker
    On April 28, 2015, the Los Angeles Superior Court jury returned a verdict for a plaintiff-nurse in the amount of $299,000 in a retaliation and wrongful termination case against her employers – a hospice and a home health agency. The…
Rank this Week: 853

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    Driving Under the Influence or DUI

    Driving Under the Influence or DUI
    DUI Driver Arrested After Car Crash   DUI aka Driving Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol is just pure selfishness. Not only are you endangering yourself, but everyone on or near wherever you are as well.   A DUI Driver has now…
  • Jun 12

    Different Types of Vehicle Crash Incident

    Different Types of Vehicle Crash Incident
    Fatal Vehicle Crash   Vehicle accidents are always scary, you never know the outcome of a crash. Whether it was an accident, carelessness, or driving while under the influence, you’re always scared when you see one or are in an…
  • May 29

    Truck Wrecks With Injury

    Truck Wrecks With Injury
    Truck accident could leave the driver charged with negligence This summer when a Semi Truck smashed into a police car and injured the police man, a pedestrian, and himself it left everyone wondering what happened and why? Everyone is still…
Rank this Week: 1636

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Why You Should Require a Separate Indemnification Agreement

    Why You Should Require a Separate Indemnification Agreement
    When forming a business as a corporation, you will have to select corporate directors and officers. You may even be one of these directors or officers. Officers and directors can face personal exposure when the corporation inevitably…
  • Jun 12

    Agents Can Share Fees Under Limited Circumstance

    Agents Can Share Fees Under Limited Circumstance
    In California real estate brokers are usually allowed to share commission payments. Up until recently, however, it has been unclear whether real estate agents are allowed to share commissions. A California appellate court has finally…
  • Jun 5

    When is Email Notice Not Notice?

    When is Email Notice Not Notice?
    The California General Corporation Law governs how notice of stockholder meetings must be given. This information is of vital importance to all California corporations. It is important to note that while email notice is allowed, it is not…
Rank this Week: 3078

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Jun 18

    Uber DLSE Ruling Finds Driver an Employee

    Uber DLSE Ruling Finds Driver an Employee
    California’s labor commissioner, known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) has ruled that a driver for Uber should be classified as an employee of the company, a decision that marks the latest setback for…
  • Jun 3

    California Supreme Court Clarifies When Prevailing FEHA Defendants Can Recover Cost

    California Supreme Court Clarifies When Prevailing FEHA Defendants Can Recover Cost
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital…
  • Apr 11

    Re-Hire Bans May Be Banned -Golden v. California Emergency Physician

    Re-Hire Bans May Be Banned -Golden v. California Emergency Physician
    Something we often see when a case settles is that employers prefer to include a “no re-hire” provision in their agreement. What, you were harassed, sued, settled and now want your job back? You may be in luck. Read on – The…
Rank this Week: 3765

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

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

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
  • Jun 16

    Appropriations Bill Cuts IRS Budget for Sixth Straight Year

    Appropriations Bill Cuts IRS Budget for Sixth Straight Year
    The House Appropriation Committee’s fiscal year 2016 financial services and general government spending bill will cut the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS’s) budget for the sixth year in a row, slashing the agency’s…
  • May 14

    IRS Loses Couple’s Tax Return, Blames the Couple

    IRS Loses Couple’s Tax Return, Blames the Couple
    In a complaint filed April 30 in the US Court of Federal Claims, John and Dorothy Shea stated that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had erroneously denied their refund claim as untimely filed after the agency had admitted to losing the…
Rank this Week: 2870

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Erik Syverson, Partner at Raines Feldman.

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 17

    The Cardinals Way and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    The Cardinals Way and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    The big baseball news relates to the St. Louis Cardinals hacking of the Astros scouting database and not the latest deal for a high priced middle reliever.  As a data breach attorney and baseball fan, it is rare that two of my main…
  • Jun 17

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 2

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 2
    Previously, we explored the merits of the summary judgment as a responsive pleading to a Complaint in trademark and copyright lawsuits.  Let’s look at the other side of the coin.  Why would you not file a summary judgment and…
  • Jun 10

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 1

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 1
    When representing a defendant responding to a Complaint in federal court, intellectual property attorneys are faced with many strategic choices.  For purposes of this post, we will assume that jurisdiction and venue are…
Rank this Week: 1824

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Why Damages Are So Important in Litigation

    Why Damages Are So Important in Litigation
    It may seem obvious that damages are important to litigation but it's surprising how misunderstood the concept is amongst business owners and the general public. The misconception is understandable of course given the natural inclination to…
  • Jun 16

    Buy-Sell Agreement

    Buy-Sell Agreement
    Starting a new company with business partners requires a careful understanding of each partner's expectations and goals.  Lengthy and detailed discussions amongst the prospective partners are common.  Unfortunately, these…
  • May 15

    When Commercial Tenants File for Bankruptcy

    When Commercial Tenants File for Bankruptcy
    Because federal bankruptcy law preempts California landlord/tenant law, it's important that commercial landlords and tenants alike understand the process when a tenant has filed for (or is considering filing for) bankruptcy. The timing of a…
Rank this Week: 4200

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/
Rank this Week: 352

Legal Salad

Legal Salad

Covers new developments and various caveats in bankruptcy law. By the Law Offices of Victoria Maydanik.

http://www.lawyervictoria.com/bankruptcy-attorney-blog/
  • Jun 17

    Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy?

    Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy?
    Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy? is a post from: About bankruptcy Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy? is a post from: About bankruptcy The post Do you have to explain…
  • Dec 3

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy
    How to improve credit after bankruptcy is a post from: About bankruptcyHow to improve credit after bankruptcy is a post from: About bankruptcy
  • Sep 10

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…
    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcyBankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcy
Rank this Week: 3710

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    21 Random, Amazing and Bizarre Facts about Perry Mason

    21 Random, Amazing and Bizarre Facts about Perry Mason
    For close to a century, he has been one of the most famous, compelling characters in American culture. He has appeared in every storytelling medium that exists, and that iconic music from the long-running TV series is instantly recognizable…
  • May 14

    Top 17 Most Popular Fictional TV Lawyer

    Top 17 Most Popular Fictional TV Lawyer
    The law often seems more exhilarating on television and in movies than it actually is in the courtroom. Part of this difference is due to the men and women behind the arguments. Hollywood has a memorable way of presenting legal pros at their…
  • Apr 25

    What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Prediction

    What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Prediction
    This month we introduced our first TV Lawyer personality Saul Goodman/James McGill, a shady lawyer with an impressive track record of creating “strategies” to get his clients off the hook. This week we are introducing a piece…
Rank this Week: 4284

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Jun 16

    [New Blog Post] and AIG Wins ...Nothing

    [New Blog Post] and AIG Wins ...Nothing
    The folded up copy of today's LA Times my dad left on my desk, in my cubicle, letting me know about "the big case ..."uh Dad, like I say just about every morning, I read the paper every morning.  And btw, I read the article.  But…
  • Jun 16

    [New blog post] Bobby Shaps: Hindsight 20/20

    [New blog post] Bobby Shaps: Hindsight 20/20
    Big-time lawyers going at each other's throats. You got to like this one. As my good, old buddy Stevie Gold (@loveddrj), who never misses an opportunity to nickname someone would say, Bobby Shaps and Mark Geragos (not sure what he'd call him…
  • May 13

    The Brady Case All Lawyer'd Up

    The Brady Case All Lawyer'd Up
    Here is the framework for the Tom Brady case...The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the NFL and the NFLPA, the Constitution and Bylaws of the NFL, and the Official Playing Rules of the NFL are in play... see Rule 2.One of…
Rank this Week: 5057

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: 4750

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Sacramento and Stockton worker's compensation, personal injury and auto accident topics. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Sacramento Liability Attorneys Look at Defective Product Law

    Sacramento Liability Attorneys Look at Defective Product Law
    Our Sacramento injury lawyers work on behalf of people who are harmed by using products that should have been perfectly safe. Although it seems only fair that consumers should be compensated for such injuries, our personal injury attorneys…
  • May 18

    Drunk Drivers Not Welcome in Sacramento

    Drunk Drivers Not Welcome in Sacramento
    Accident attorneys at Sette Law begin this blog with a sobering statistic: According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of people admitting they drove while drunk exceed the population of Texas. Our…
  • Apr 27

    Sacramento Accident Lawyers Pitch in for Bicycle Safety

    Sacramento Accident Lawyers Pitch in for Bicycle Safety
    Spring came very early this year, inviting bicyclists to the streets of Sacramento. Personal injury attorneys at Sette Law want local riders to adopt proven safety habits that that help to prevent Sacramento accidents. Our lawyers, of course,…
Rank this Week: 4822

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/
  • Jun 16

    Product Liability Info for Petaluma

    Product Liability Info for Petaluma
    Attorneys at Sette Law in Petaluma feel it’s important for the community to be better informed about many aspects of law, such as what happens when a product causes an injury. Our lawyers are well aware that the prospect of facing off…
  • May 19

    Petaluma DUI Lawyers Urge Driver Awareness of Risk

    Petaluma DUI Lawyers Urge Driver Awareness of Risk
    In Petaluma, DUI attorneys at Sette Law want drivers in our community to be aware of the physical effects of alcohol that too often lead to a serious accident. As injury lawyers, we see first-hand the terrible results of the decision to drink…
  • Apr 27

    Springing into Bicycle Season in Stockton

    Springing into Bicycle Season in Stockton
    Bicycle accidents and car accidents may not seem to have a lot in common, but according to Stockton personal injury attorneys, at least one facet is shared. And that is related to the actions that people involved should take after an accident…
Rank this Week: 4842

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • Jun 16

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver
    In Oregel v. PacPizza, LLC, the First District California Court of Appeal denied defendant’s motion to compel arbitration, holding defendant had waived arbitration based on substantial conduct inconsistent with its claimed right to…
  • Jun 10

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?
    The U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit ruling in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co. The Court granted certiorari to answer the following three questions. Does an offer of complete relief render…
  • Jun 3

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction
    In Harrold v. Levi Strauss & Co., the First District California Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s interpretation of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, holding that section 1747.08 of the Act does not prohibit stores from…
Rank this Week: 1270

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jun 16

    California Supreme Court Holds Inclusionary Zoning Subject to Rational Basis Review

    California Supreme Court Holds Inclusionary Zoning Subject to Rational Basis Review
    2013 was a banner year for developers under the takings clause, as both the U.S. Supreme Court and California Supreme Court issued decisions expanding the developers’ ability to challenge exactions as unconstitutional. In Koontz v. St.…
  • Jun 12

    Join Nossaman at the IRWA Annual Education Conference in San Diego

    Join Nossaman at the IRWA Annual Education Conference in San Diego
    Next week, Nossaman’s eminent domain group will be attending the International Right of Way Association’s Annual Education Conference in San Diego.  While we’ve been attending the conference for several years,…
  • Jun 3

    Is the Current National Appraisal Regulatory System Being Challenged?

    Is the Current National Appraisal Regulatory System Being Challenged?
    Two days ago, the Appraisal Foundation issued a memorandum to “Appraisal Regulatory System Stakeholders” that warned of the Appraisal Institute approaching members of Congress to sponsor legislation that would…
Rank this Week: 3814

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Jun 15

    “Mixed-Income Development”: The California Supreme Court Declares that San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance is Valid

    “Mixed-Income Development”: The California Supreme Court Declares that San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance is Valid
    Forget nexus. Don’t worry about rough proportionality. It’s not an exaction and it’s not a taking.  In a ruling that will adversely impact landowner and market-rate developers, while providing new opportunities for…
  • Apr 14

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .
    2015 is shaping up as a year of significant developments in land use law thanks to the Governor, the Legislature, and the courts. Here’s an update on anticipated developments related to Sea Level Rise, Affordable Housing, Traffic Impact…
  • Jan 20

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review
    (Mike, a Cox Castle & Nicholson partner, is the Co-Author of the CEQA treatise “Practice Under the California Environmental Quality Act.”)   Click here to review an in depth summary of the legislative and case law…
Rank this Week: 1683

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Recent developments and analysis in commercial and consumer bankruptcy and insolvency issues. By MacDonald | Fernandez LLP.

http://calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 15

    Chapter 7 Trustee Must Notify Creditors and Obtain Court Approval Before Paying Taxe

    Chapter 7 Trustee Must Notify Creditors and Obtain Court Approval Before Paying Taxe
    In In re Cloobeck, 14 C.D.O.S. 5982, No. 23-15432 (9th Cir. June 12,  2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee must notify creditors, set a hearing or opportunity for…
  • Apr 13

    Reno Fernandez Recognized by Bar Association of San Francisco for National Volunteer Week

    Reno Fernandez Recognized by Bar Association of San Francisco for National Volunteer Week
    Today the Bar Association of San Francisco recognized Reno Fernandez in honor of National Volunteer Week for his work as chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, an arm of the bar association dedicated to continuing legal…
  • Mar 27

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle
    Join Matt Olson for lunch as he and Greg Demirchyan present "Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle" for the Business Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Reno…
Rank this Week: 1713

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Features news and commentary on current issues in the law of personal and business bankruptcy. By Macdonald & Associates.

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 15

    Chapter 7 Trustee Must Notify Creditors and Obtain Court Approval Before Paying Taxe

    Chapter 7 Trustee Must Notify Creditors and Obtain Court Approval Before Paying Taxe
    In In re Cloobeck, 14 C.D.O.S. 5982, No. 23-15432 (9th Cir. June 12,  2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee must notify creditors, set a hearing or opportunity for…
  • Apr 13

    Reno Fernandez Recognized by Bar Association of San Francisco for National Volunteer Week

    Reno Fernandez Recognized by Bar Association of San Francisco for National Volunteer Week
    Today the Bar Association of San Francisco recognized Reno Fernandez in honor of National Volunteer Week for his work as chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, an arm of the bar association dedicated to continuing legal…
  • Mar 27

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle
    Join Matt Olson for lunch as he and Greg Demirchyan present "Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle" for the Business Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Reno…
Rank this Week: 2990

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    Corrupt Asbestos Bankruptcy Fiduciary of the Month - Jason Rubenstien (Freidman Kaplan - NY)

    Corrupt Asbestos Bankruptcy Fiduciary of the Month - Jason Rubenstien (Freidman Kaplan - NY)
    To receive this coveted award - an Asbestos Trust Bankruptcy Fiduciary must not only be a liar. Their misconduct has to be greater. This month, we have a lawyer who has committed fraud, extortion, engages in bad faith and is a liar. He's also…
  • Jun 5

    Fraudulent Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claim results in 9 Month Jail Sentence

    Fraudulent Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claim results in 9 Month Jail Sentence
    Despite Conviction - Trustee Collusion, Bad Faith and Misconduct Continues to Harm Trust Beneficiaries John Lynch IV- former employee of the Western Asbestos, J.T. Thorpe, Inc., and Thorpe Insulation Trusts pled Guilty this week to Felony…
  • Nov 20

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    Lung Cancer Awareness Month! November is the month to raise lung cancer awareness to all! Although we may not all know someone with lung cancer, it is a disease that is affecting many today, and the more we know about it, the more support we…
Rank this Week: 3574

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 4330

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jun 11

    Insuring That All Lives Matter

    Insuring That All Lives Matter
    Yes, that’s insuring, and not, ensuring, although I believe one can lead to the other. And I didn’t use any hashtag in the title here because, although I know about the #BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter controversy,…
  • Jun 10

    It’s All In How You Define Thing

    It’s All In How You Define Thing
    Two articles in the May 21, 2015 Daily Journal out of San Francisco – yeah, I’m behind; I’m also reading out of order – make me wonder at the novel approaches of government when it comes to dealing with…
  • Jun 9

    Court Considers New Rules for “Hide the Ball”

    Court Considers New Rules for “Hide the Ball”
    I don’t often read the actual news section of the San Francisco Daily Journal, although I try at least every couple-or-three days to look over the Daily Appellate Report insert that comes with it. Today I was in a bad mood, so I decided…
Rank this Week: 761

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: 4753

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    California DUI Vehicular Manslaughter Law

    California DUI Vehicular Manslaughter Law
    Penal Code Section 191.5 defines Gross Vehicular Manslaughter as: (a) The unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, in the driving of a vehicle, where the driving was in violation of Section 23140, 23152, or 23153 of the…
  • Jun 5

    How Can I Defend My DUI Charge

    How Can I Defend My DUI Charge
    Can I Fight My DUI Case Being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs doesn’t mean that you will be convicted of driving under the influence. An experienced DUI defense lawyer will know the defenses available and…
  • May 27

    Driving Under The Influence of Drugs In Orange County

    Driving Under The Influence of Drugs In Orange County
    Driving Under the Influence of Drugs California has strict laws when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Drugs, as defined by California law, include anything other than alcohol that may affect a person’s…
Rank this Week: 980

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    What kind of Evidence and Arguments can I present at a Los Angeles DMV Hearing?

    What kind of Evidence and Arguments can I present at a Los Angeles DMV Hearing?
    When you have been arrested for a Los Angeles DUI, and are issued a citation to appear in court, you will also be given a notice to schedule your DMV hearing. This must be done within ten days of your arrest or you lose your right to hearing.…
  • Jun 4

    How is the DMV Hearing Related to the Criminal Los Angeles DUI Charge?

    How is the DMV Hearing Related to the Criminal Los Angeles DUI Charge?
    When you have been arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles, you have not yet been charged. Before you can be charged the Prosecutor has to review the evidence and observations. If a decision is made to charge you, the Prosecutors office will move…
  • May 28

    Does an Arrest Mean that I will be Charged and Convicted for a Los Angeles DUI? (Part Two)

    Does an Arrest Mean that I will be Charged and Convicted for a Los Angeles DUI? (Part Two)
    In the previous blog, a brief overview was provided regarding the difference between an arrest, charge and conviction. Further, an example was given. What follows is the analysis. At the point where David was stopped and administered a field…
Rank this Week: 4018

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Jun 11

    Digital Assets after death

    Digital Assets after death
    The world of “digital assets” is growing by leaps and bounds each day. The issues they present are growing just as fast. That is, what happens to the money left in your Itunes account after death? Or what about your photos on…
  • May 14

    The Pragmatic lawyer

    The Pragmatic lawyer
    I have always considered myself to be reasonable or a good sense of rough justice. A quick opinion of how things should end up. People have called me pragmatic many times during my 20 years as a lawyer. I will admit I didn’t know…
  • May 14

    The Pragmatic lawyer

    The Pragmatic lawyer
    I have always considered myself to be reasonable or a good sense of rough justice. A quick opinion of how things should end up. People have called me pragmatic many times during my 20 years as a lawyer. I will admit I didn’t know…
Rank this Week: 2874

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 2459

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Jun 10

    Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board

    Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board
    It is easier to succeed in business without competition than with it. And if you are used to practicing your profession in a particular way, it is quite uncomfortable when new approaches develop that undercut your business. (As an aside,…
  • May 20

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case
    An amicus curiae brief is filed by a non-party—usually in an appellate court like the US Supreme Court—that seeks to educate the court by offering facts, analysis, or a perspective that the party briefing doesn’t present.…
  • Apr 19

    The Colgate Doctrine and Other Alternatives to Resale-Price-Maintenance Agreement

    The Colgate Doctrine and Other Alternatives to Resale-Price-Maintenance Agreement
    As an antitrust attorney with an antitrust blog, my phone rings with a varied assortment of antitrust-related questions. One of the most common topics involves resale-price maintenance. “Resale price maintenance” is also one of…
Rank this Week: 1392

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

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

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Jun 10

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015
    The deadline for Assembly bills to be passed by the California Assembly and for Senate bills to be passed by the California Senate was June 5. Bills that met the deadline are eligible for enactment this year. Bills that failed to meet the…
  • Mar 25

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing
    In an unusual display of speedy discretion, federal District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell wasted no time in dismissing the complaint on a public works payment bond filed by Advance Industrial Coating, LLC in Advance Indus. Coating, LLC v.…
  • Mar 24

    TEST

    TEST
    In a significant decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that claims-made-and-reported requirements in claims made policies should be enforced as written. An insured's failure to report a claim during the time required by the policy…
Rank this Week: 3597

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Auto Insurance property damage issues - again

    Auto Insurance property damage issues - again
    I get a lot of calls in a month about property damage issues. The big ones are "How much do they owe for my car?" and "Why isn't there enough to pay for my repairs?" First, property damage claims, especially...
  • Jun 9

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your personal injury case

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your personal injury case
    People sometimes call me up and ask a simple question: Why should I hire you to help me with my car accident? After all, it should be easy to resolve. As simple as it sounds, it is an important question....
  • May 20

    More on personal injury formula

    More on personal injury formula
    Almost 10 years ago, I wrote about formulas used to settle your claim. You can read that post here. The gist of that story: there is no formula for figuring out the value of your personal injury case. 10 years...
Rank this Week: 507

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 9

    Hit By A Drunk Driver? What Are Punitive Damages?

    Hit By A Drunk Driver? What Are Punitive Damages?
    Drunk driving is a very serious problem in the United States. According to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, over ten thousand individuals were killed in car accidents involving drunk driving in 2010.Alcohol have been found to…
  • Jun 8

    Am I Liable For My Auto Accident?

    Am I Liable For My Auto Accident?
    Liability Insurance Overview Liability coverage is a type of insurance that is used to protect people from the potential expenses that they may be held responsible for in the event of an accident. Liability insurance does not cover other…
  • Jun 8

    Dog Bite Victim Awarded Millions Of Dollars For Injurie

    Dog Bite Victim Awarded Millions Of Dollars For Injurie
    Can you imagine living somewhere in the suburbs or a major city when out of nowhere a dangerous loose animal such as a dog comes charging up to you or your child biting you severely enough to cause serious damage? It’s a pretty scary…
Rank this Week: 3700

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
Rank this Week: 4797

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jun 8

    Women victims of domestic violence can come to the U.S. and apply for asylum

    Women victims of domestic violence can come to the U.S. and apply for asylum
    Matter of A-R-C-G- is a great BIA case that shows that women who are victims of domestic violence outside the U.S. have a chance to escape their persecution by coming to the U.S. and applying for asylum based on persecution of a…
  • Jun 8

    Size of Board of Immigration Appeals is getting bigger

    Size of Board of Immigration Appeals is getting bigger
    EOIR issued an interim rule with a request for comments amending the DOJ regulations relating to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) by adding two Board member positions, expanding the BIA to 17 members. This rule is effective today.…
  • Jun 8

    Family Detention facility giving below average care to the detainee

    Family Detention facility giving below average care to the detainee
    Several of the women being held in family detention in Karnes City, Texas, are pregnant. According to the article, the women stated that they learned about their pregnancies after being given a urine test soon after admission, and one of the…
Rank this Week: 2670

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • Jun 6

    Be careful before you start racking up medical bill

    Be careful before you start racking up medical bill
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:Hi, this is Robert Mansour. I'm a personal injury lawyer, and today I want to spend a minute cautioning you not to get yourself into a financial hole if you've been involved in a car accident. Let's say you've been involved…
  • May 10

    The importance of general damage

    The importance of general damage
    You might think your personal injury medical bills are $50,000 or more. You might even be surprised when the insurance company offers you $23,000 for your case. You see, when it comes to presenting your damages in a personal injury case, it's…
  • Apr 17

    There are some clients we simply can't help

    There are some clients we simply can't help
    This was a rough month.  We got a LOT of crazy calls, so I decided to make a list of clients we simply cannot help.  If you fall into one of these categories, we are not the best law firm for you.1) Clients who call my office and…
Rank this Week: 1858

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 5

    The White Collar Crime of Embezzlement

    The White Collar Crime of Embezzlement
    What is Embezzlement? Embezzlement is what is considered a “White Collar Crime” which occurs when someone steals property or money from another who has entrusted that person to manage or monitor his or her money or property. One…
  • May 27

    Juvenile Law And The Juvenile Court System

    Juvenile Law And The Juvenile Court System
    When a juvenile is arrested and charged with a crime, the effects can last a lifetime. Just being questioned by a police officer is intimidating; imagine being taken into custody as a child or teenager. When a child, under the age of 18 years…
  • May 14

    New Law Regarding Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance

    New Law Regarding Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance
    Possession Of A Controlled Substance Now A Misdemeanor In California, possession or a controlled substance use to be a “wobbler” meaning that it could be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type of drug and…
Rank this Week: 850

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Jun 5

    In Bankruptcy, Is Jointly Titled Property Community Property?

    In Bankruptcy, Is Jointly Titled Property Community Property?
    THE COMMUNITY PROPERTY DILEMMA Let's flesh out the question stated in the title: In California, a community property state, if a married couple buys an asset during their marriage in which the deed or other legal indication of ownership…
  • May 13

    Chapter 13 Can Help Your Co-Signer and Protect Them

    Chapter 13 Can Help Your Co-Signer and Protect Them
    WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL CHALLENGES WITH CO-SIGNED DEBTS? Co-signed debts present a number of issues if you are thinking about filing bankruptcy. First, there are risks in paying co-signed debts (or paying money to a co-signer directly) during…
  • Apr 28

    Discriminating in Favor of Co-Signed Debt

    Discriminating in Favor of Co-Signed Debt
    In a recent blog post I said that a Chapter 13 payment Plan can pay a co-signed debt in full, including interest, while paying little or nothing to the other "general unsecured" creditors. The practical benefits of this can be huge if you are…
Rank this Week: 3004

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jun 5

    Woman Gets 300 Credit Reports from Equifax

    Woman Gets 300 Credit Reports from Equifax
    One day this past March, Ms Katie Manning, who lives in Maine, came home and found her mailbox stuffed with more than 300 envelopes, each containing an Equifax credit report on 300 individuals! None of them had anything to do with her. A TV…
  • Mar 9

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the three national credit bureaus will improve the way they handle consumers’ requests to correct inaccuracies on their credit reports. The bureaus will also change the way they report on unpaid…
  • Feb 9

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.
    FICO announced it will make up to 18 variations of consumers’ FICO scores available for the first time. FICO publishes different scores based on the needs of the type of credit involved–car loans, mortgages, credit cards, etc.…
Rank this Week: 345

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Jun 5

    I Don’t Do Magic

    I Don’t Do Magic
    I don’t do magic (despite owning four bunnies that I could pull out of a hat). I say this because I occasionally have a client who has heard of a legal maneuver to solve her problem, yet is too good to be true.  In a particular…
  • May 25

    IRS Substitute for Return (SFR) Isn’t Always Nondischargeable

    IRS Substitute for Return (SFR) Isn’t Always Nondischargeable
    Debtors can discharge their taxes in bankruptcy so long as they meet certain tests: the three-year test, the two-year test, the 240-day test and no fraud. I lay it out in the first paragraphs here  and in the last paragraphs here . One…
  • May 19

    When Dealing with the IRS, More Documentation is Better than Le

    When Dealing with the IRS, More Documentation is Better than Le
    There are hundreds of strategies for handling IRS issues. But not all strategies are as effective as others. A car-repair owner got audited and brought his tax-return preparer (Jim) to handle the audit. The preparer said to give the IRS as…
Rank this Week: 1424

Ribbons and Red Tape

Ribbons and Red Tape

Discusses horses and the laws that affect the equine world. By Corinna M. W. Charlton.

http://ribbonsandredtape.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 4

    What can you do if an Owner won't take back his horse? PART 2

    What can you do if an Owner won't take back his horse? PART 2
    You wouldn't think it would pop up all that often...you have someone else's horse and you want the owner to take it back, but the owner refuses to accept their own horse! Because horses are expensive, an owner often wants the burden of…
  • May 28

    Three Common Equine Contract Error

    Three Common Equine Contract Error
    1. Not using a contractWhen a client comes to me with a problem related to the sale of a horse, a trial period, a lease, or similar and I ask to see the contract...and there isn't one.  Prevailing in a "he says" "she says" situation can…
  • May 5

    Equine Architecture: is your barn safe?

    Equine Architecture: is your barn safe?
    Have you ever had an accident happen at the barn? Horses kick each other, a barn fire, wash rack injury?  Being around horses is an inherently dangerous risk, and boarding barns should not be liable for injuries that occur as a…
Rank this Week: 3350

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jun 4

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)
    Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) contracted with Levy Premium Foods to manage the food and beverage services at several entertainment venues located in southern California. Levy, in turn, contracted with Canvas Corporation to provide 1099…
  • May 5

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted
    In January I posted an article about Augustus v. ABM Securities.  In that case, the appellate court held that employees were provided compliant rest breaks even though the employees were technically “on-call” and had to…
  • Apr 30

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015
    Effective May 1, 2015, employees who work 2 or more hours per week in San Francisco are entitled to receive at least $12.25 per hour.
Rank this Week: 419

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jun 4

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce
    Dr. Samantha Rodman, renowned divorce therapist and author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce, tells The Huffington Post that the hardest divorce experiences are, by far, the ones where small children are involved. It’s…
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
Rank this Week: 3027