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Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Mar 26

    Compensating the Families of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525

    Compensating the Families of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525
     It looks as though the Germanwings first officer intentionally crashed the aircraft, killing all aboard.  Reporters are asking about the airline's obligation to provide the passengers' families monetary compensation.  Here are…
  • Mar 12

    Andreini Family Speaks Out

    Andreini Family Speaks Out
    The Andreini family gave their first interview since Eddie's death to KTVU's John Sasaki.  John asks us about the lawsuit we filed today against the United States Air Force.   
  • Mar 12

    Andreini Family Files Suit Against Air Force

    Andreini Family Files Suit Against Air Force
    Eddie Andreini's plane slid to a stop at show center and caught fire.  Eddie was trapped inside. The crowd watched, prayed, and waited for fire trucks to arrive. Some bystanders wanted to rush to the plane to help Eddie get out, but the…
Rank this Week: 4922

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Mar 26

    Sixth Circuit Applies Cost Screen to Tying by Differential Pricing

    Sixth Circuit Applies Cost Screen to Tying by Differential Pricing
    In Collins Inkjet Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co., No. 14-3306 (6th Cir. March 16, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that differential pricing – charging more for one product when the customer does not also purchase…
  • Mar 20

    Return of Robinson-Patman Act and Resale Price Maintenance Litigation?

    Return of Robinson-Patman Act and Resale Price Maintenance Litigation?
    A quick note on a few recent developments suggesting that RP and RPM litigation is not yet dead. First, on February 2, 2015, a court refused to dismiss claims against Clorox arising from its refusal to sell a small regional grocery chain the…
  • Feb 9

    San Jose Strikes Out in Baseball Antitrust Challenge

    San Jose Strikes Out in Baseball Antitrust Challenge
    “Baseball? It’s just a game — as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. It’s a sport, business — and sometimes even religion.” Ernie Harwell, “The Game for…
Rank this Week: 4747

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    IRS Drops Penalty Against Marijuana Company For Not Filing Electronically

    IRS Drops Penalty Against Marijuana Company For Not Filing Electronically
    In a settlement reached with the Internal Revenue Service, a Colorado medical marijuana dispensary will not have to pay a penalty for failing to pay certain taxes electronically. The dispensary, Allgreens LLC, failed to pay employee…
  • Mar 5

    IRS Declines to Further Define “Willful” vs. “Non-Willful”

    IRS Declines to Further Define “Willful” vs. “Non-Willful”
    During a February 24 webcast hosted by the American Bar Association, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official declined to provide further definition on “willful” versus “non-willful” behavior for taxpayers hoping to…
  • Feb 26

    Protect Your Assets with a Private Retirement Plan

    Protect Your Assets with a Private Retirement Plan
    The following post was taken from our February 2015 newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Most people will not spend a penny today to put a hurdle between their valuable assets and some currently unknown, but…
Rank this Week: 4774

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Mar 26

    The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake

    The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake
    Everyone knows an estate plan is a good idea, but too few actually follow through on one. Even then, people who think they’ve dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” still make critical errors that will cause…
  • Mar 19

    Things You Should Have in a Secure Location When You Die

    Things You Should Have in a Secure Location When You Die
    Most people hear “end-of-life plan” and imagine a will, perhaps a trust, maybe even healthcare directives and a power of attorney. Certainly, those are all crucial documents that everyone should have in place. But there are…
  • Mar 12

    How to Choose the Right Agent for Your California Estate Plan

    How to Choose the Right Agent for Your California Estate Plan
    An estate plan is as much of a contingency arrangement as an inheritance mechanism. We all hope to live long lives free of catastrophe or disease, but it would be irresponsible to discount the “what-if”s altogether. View image |…
Rank this Week: 3703

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Mar 26

    Promises, Promises…Can You Enforce a Promise to Leave You Property in a California Will?

    Promises, Promises…Can You Enforce a Promise to Leave You Property in a California Will?
    Ever have someone make you a promise?  How about a promise to leave you property after they die, if only you take care of them while they are alive?  That can be a good deal, or a terrible deal when the person making the promise…
  • Mar 19

    Top 10 Things Every Will Beneficiary Must Know!

    Top 10 Things Every Will Beneficiary Must Know!
    If you are the beneficiary of a California Will, there’s a few things you need to know in order to understand and protect your rights.  Here’s  the Top 10 things you must know as a Will Beneficiary: 1.  The Last…
  • Mar 12

    The Four Factors For California Financial Elder Abuse

    The Four Factors For California Financial Elder Abuse
    Financial elder abuse in California is become more commonplace with our aging population.  In California, there are laws that are meant to protect the physical and financial wellbeing of seniors.  In this video, Stewart Albertson…
Rank this Week: 1784

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Mar 26

    Fasten Your Seatbelts and Enjoy the Ride: the 2015 Edition of Cal-Peculiarities is Coming Soon!

    Fasten Your Seatbelts and Enjoy the Ride: the 2015 Edition of Cal-Peculiarities is Coming Soon!
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPAs loyal Cal Pecs Blog readers, you probably know of our signature book Cal-Peculiarities: How California Employment Law Is Different, which we update on an annual basis.  The 2015 edition will be ready…
  • Mar 19

    How Do We Treat the Leased Among Us? New Law on Joint Liability With Labor Contractor

    How Do We Treat the Leased Among Us? New Law on Joint Liability With Labor Contractor
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Laura Maechtlen and Dana Howells As of January 1, 2015, new California Labor Code section 2810.3 requires a “client employer” to share civil liability with “labor contractors” (aka…
  • Mar 12

    A One-Two Punch: New CFRA Regs and Abusive Conduct Training

    A One-Two Punch: New CFRA Regs and Abusive Conduct Training
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Dana Peterson Breaking News: New CFRA regulations will take effect July 1, 2015. Mandatory paid sick leave will not be the only new rule affecting California employers this summer. Also effective on July 1…
Rank this Week: 2529

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Mar 26

    Patent litigation

    Patent litigation
    Recently I attended a program on patent reform featuring representatives from both sides in the "patent troll" debate. Though there was disagreement on the nature and extent of the problem, most of the panelists seemed receptive to proposed…
  • Jan 5

    Law and Movie

    Law and Movie
    2014 wasn't much of a year for courtroom dramas, unless you want to count The Judge, which I really don't. That movie's only redeeming feature was the chance to watch two great actors, Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr., ply their trade.…
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
Rank this Week: 5036

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Keeping Inherited Money Separate

    Keeping Inherited Money Separate
    Most parents want to ensure their children have every advantage and opportunity they can afford to provide to ensure they are successful and happy. Many parents also want to leave a financial legacy for their children after they pass away in…
  • Mar 25

    Can I be Forced to Testify as a Witness?

    Can I be Forced to Testify as a Witness?
    Here at the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, we do our best to settle family law disputes in an amicable fashion. If the circumstances permit, we work with the parties (and opposing counsel) to help the parties reach a settlement agreement…
  • Mar 24

    "Your Cheating Hart"

    "Your Cheating Hart"
    Actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, whose new movie Get Hard co-starring Will Farrell set to release on March 27th, is on top of the world. It also appears that the feud between Kevin's first Wife and mother of his two children, Torrei Hart, and…
Rank this Week: 3642

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    McMaster v. Eastern Armored Servs. – Motor Carrier Act Exemption to Overtime

    McMaster v. Eastern Armored Servs. – Motor Carrier Act Exemption to Overtime
    One of the ways companies frequently attempt to skirt overtime wage laws is to wrongly classify workers as exempt. They may fudge the definition of the job, or in some cases, simply look for any available legal loophole and stretch it to fit…
  • Mar 21

    Walz v. Ameriprise Fin. Inc. – Mental Illness Discrimination Allegation

    Walz v. Ameriprise Fin. Inc. – Mental Illness Discrimination Allegation
    A federal appeals court has affirmed a judgment in favor of a company accused of disability discrimination, finding because employee never informed her bosses of the nature of her disability and never requested accommodations, she could not…
  • Mar 18

    Dickson v. Burke Williams, Inc. – Failure to Prevent Harassment Alleged by Spa Worker

    Dickson v. Burke Williams, Inc. – Failure to Prevent Harassment Alleged by Spa Worker
    A California appellate court reversed a $285,000 verdict in favor of a former spa worker who alleged her employer failed to take reasonable steps necessary to protect her from the sexual harassment and gender discrimination of two customers.…
Rank this Week: 2933

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    San Francisco Firefighter Claims Discrimination on Basis of HIV Diagnosi

    San Francisco Firefighter Claims Discrimination on Basis of HIV Diagnosi
    A 40 year old firefighter in San Francisco has filed a claim with city officials, alleging that he was discriminated against and harassed at work after his coworkers learned he had tested positive for HIV. The man says that he does not know…
  • Mar 23

    San Francisco Rec and Parks Employee Injured in Falling Tree Accident

    San Francisco Rec and Parks Employee Injured in Falling Tree Accident
    A worker with the San Francisco Rec and Parks Department was injured earlier this month by a falling tree in the Bayview District. The man is a long-time employee of the department, and is one of the managers. The incident occurred close to…
  • Mar 19

    72 Passengers from Asiana Airlines Crash Reach Settlement

    72 Passengers from Asiana Airlines Crash Reach Settlement
    Asiana Airlines settled 72 personal injury claims in lawsuits that were filed over a July 2013 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport. The flight was carrying 291 passengers and struck a seawall as pilots were attempting to…
Rank this Week: 3107

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    What Qualities Should I Look for in an Executor?

    What Qualities Should I Look for in an Executor?
    When you think about the process of estate planning, the execution of documents will probably come to mind. This is a large part of the endeavor to be sure, but someone must follow the instructions that you leave behind in these documents. If…
  • Mar 24

    Elder Care FAQS: How Common is Alzheimer’s Disease?

    Elder Care FAQS: How Common is Alzheimer’s Disease?
    Elder care law firms help people who are serious about preparing for the eventualities of aging. Pragmatism is key, and you have to confront some circumstances that can be quite challenging if you want to be optimally prepared.…
  • Mar 19

    Can I Take Back Assets in Medi-cal Trust?

    Can I Take Back Assets in Medi-cal Trust?
    Can I Take Back Assets in Medi-cal Trust? from Roy W. Litherland As a result, many seniors who were never financially needy seek Medi-Cal eligibility.  Learn more about Assets in Medi-cal Trust in this presentation. The post Can I Take…
Rank this Week: 3020

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1303

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2093

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance, Inc. - Heggstad Petition

    Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance, Inc. - Heggstad Petition
    A Heggstad petition is a commonly filed probate petition in California. The petition is filed under Probate Code § 850. The purpose of the Heggstad petition is to obtain a court order confirming that a particular piece of…
  • Mar 19

    Executor of a Will (Letters Testamentary)

    Executor of a Will (Letters Testamentary)
    A statement I commonly hear, albeit erroneous, is where a person mentions that a relative or friend passed away and they are now the executor after reading their will. However, this hypothetical person is misinformed in terms of California…
  • Mar 11

    Birth dates in a Testamentary Document

    Birth dates in a Testamentary Document
    A common provision in a parent's testamentary document, i.e. a trust or will, is the birth dates of their children. This causes many parents to ask, why should I list the birth dates of my children in a testamentary document? The answer is…
Rank this Week: 3848

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
  • 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…
  • Mar 16

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded
    In GEICO v. Ryan, No. 4D13-2615 (Fla. 4th DCA, Mar. 11, 2015), the Court reversed the Trial Court's award of attorney's fees in favor of the insured because the "Proposal for Settlement contains a patent ambiguity--spelling out $100,000 in…
Rank this Week: 4430

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Mar 25

    Cartoons Can Infringe Copyrights?

    Cartoons Can Infringe Copyrights?
    Fans of the FX animated television series Archer would likely tell you they enjoy the show for its irreverent humor or the voice acting of Hollywood actors such as Jessica Walter and Jon Benjamin or the stylized way the animation is…
  • Mar 25

    New York Court Denies “Fair Use” Defense in September 11 Photograph Case

    New York Court Denies “Fair Use” Defense in September 11 Photograph Case
    A recent district court ruling is an important reminder of the consequences of not having social media policies in place and properly training employees in the use of social media, particularly third party images and photographs. North Jersey…
  • Mar 25

    Litigation Update – Oral Argument in the Batmobile Infringement Case

    Litigation Update – Oral Argument in the Batmobile Infringement Case
    In 2013, we reported on a trial court ruling out of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California which held that DC Comics could enforce its intellectual property in the Batmobile, a fictional vehicle used by a fictional…
Rank this Week: 2347

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

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

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    Social media tips for personal injury plaintiff

    Social media tips for personal injury plaintiff
    Social media can be an oversharer’s dream and a personal injury attorney’s worst nightmare. For plaintiffs currently in litigation, one ill-advised status update can have a negative impact on their settlement or verdict.…
  • Mar 10

    Stanislaus County plans to expand freeways in the name of safety and air quality

    Stanislaus County plans to expand freeways in the name of safety and air quality
    For decades, California regions built freeways to enable the growth of new suburbs farther and farther afield. In response to the negative environmental effects of suburban sprawl, California enacted SB-375 in 2008 to reduce greenhouse gas…
  • Mar 5

    Uptown Oakland bike station opens: when will infrastructure catch up?

    Uptown Oakland bike station opens: when will infrastructure catch up?
    At long last, the Uptown Bike Station opened this week adjacent to BART’s 19th Street Station. The Bike Station offers free, secure bike parking between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm and a range of bicycle-related services – similar…
Rank this Week: 3736

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
  • Mar 25

    Debt Owed by Contractor to Homeowners Was Fraud and Non-Dischargeable

    Debt Owed by Contractor to Homeowners Was Fraud and Non-Dischargeable
    As I regularly review court cases to keep up on the law, I often run into ones that provide a good way to help my readers understand some important aspect of bankruptcy. Today's blog post does this through a recent decision by the federal…
  • Mar 1

    Avoiding an Administrative Freeze on Your Bank Account

    Avoiding an Administrative Freeze on Your Bank Account
    WHAT'S AN "ADMINISTRATIVE FREEZE" OF A BANK ACCOUNT? I discussed bank administrative freezes in a very recent article called Court of Appeals Allows "Administrative Freeze". If you have a checking or savings account at a bank or other…
  • Feb 16

    Can Stores Enforce Their Credit Card Security Agreements in California

    Can Stores Enforce Their Credit Card Security Agreements in California
    In a recent blog post I addressed the question, "Can Stores Repossess What You Bought with the Store Card?" The basic answer was that they can if their store credit card contract gave them a right to do so. In other words, the issue is…
Rank this Week: 3635

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
  • Mar 25

    Court Holds Electronic Signature Not Enough to Compel Arbitration

    Court Holds Electronic Signature Not Enough to Compel Arbitration
    In Ruiz v. Moss Bros. Auto Group Inc.,(2014) 232 Cal. App.4th 836, an auto parts company cannot enforce its agreement to arbitrate employment disputes individually in a class action case since  it…
  • Feb 10

    Felix v. AAA – UPDATE- Checks Delivered to Claims Administrator 2.10.15

    Felix v. AAA – UPDATE- Checks Delivered to Claims Administrator 2.10.15
    It was just reported to our office that checks were delivered to the claims administrator. We will follow up and report when they are being mailed. Please make sure they have your updated address, phone and email. Krista Tittle •…
  • Jan 3

    Update of California Employment Laws 2015

    Update of California Employment Laws 2015
    It is that time of year again for California employers revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California employment laws that take effect on January 1, 2015, or shortly thereafter. This year there is…
Rank this Week: 1883

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1714

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: 2596

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 2893

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat - A Professional Corporation.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Los Angeles Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise

    Los Angeles Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise
    Many pedestrian accidents occur every year in Los Angeles, and their numbers are increasing. The organization “Los Angeles Walks” studied this issue carefully and developed a map that lists the busiest intersections where many of…
  • Mar 16

    Record Personal Injury Jury Verdict in Sonoma County CA

    Record Personal Injury Jury Verdict in Sonoma County CA
    In what is believed to be a new record high jury verdict for a personal injury claim in Sonoma County, CA, a woman was awarded $13.4 Million related to a crash that happened approximately 4 years ago. (See article here).  The…
  • Mar 11

    California May Require Adults to Wear Bike Helmet

    California May Require Adults to Wear Bike Helmet
    The first U.S. state to require bike helmets for adult riders could be California. The bill that Senator Carol Liu introduced would impose a $25 fine on adults who ride their bicycles without helmets. Statistics on Bike Helmet Laws and…
Rank this Week: 2932

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Mar 25

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
    As more attorneys are dipping their toes into the social media waters to network through LinkedIn and reach potential clients through Facebook, many are wondering whether they should also be using Twitter. There are definitely benefits…
  • Mar 23

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam
    As part of CEB’s commitment to bringing together California’s legal community, here’s a short interview with one of your fellow attorneys, Agnieszka Adams: CEB: What is your practice area and how did you choose it?…
  • Mar 20

    Demonstrative Evidence: When You Want to Show and Tell

    Demonstrative Evidence: When You Want to Show and Tell
    An episode of This American Life described the failed effort to get a Tic-tac-toe-playing chicken into evidence in the death penalty case of a mentally ill man with a very low IQ. Defense counsel was trying to rebut a psychiatrist’s…
Rank this Week: 3111

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    California Insurance Code section 10110.6 - Applies to Employer Group Plan Document

    California Insurance Code section 10110.6 - Applies to Employer Group Plan Document
    Back in December 2013, we announced an early victory we won on behalf of a client under California Insurance Code section 10110.6. Well, we did it again! First, some background. Section 10110.6 was enacted effective January 1, 2012. Its…
  • Mar 23

    Long-term Care Insurer Fined Over Failure to Pay Timely Claim

    Long-term Care Insurer Fined Over Failure to Pay Timely Claim
    Recently, the Commerce Department of Minnesota fined Bankers Life and Casualty Company $20,000, as a result of complaints about the long term care insurer's failure to pay timely claims and pay interest. "Consumers invest in long-term care…
  • Feb 28

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!
    A common problem we see in correspondence from insurance companies to insureds is ambiguous and misleading language. A new life insurance matter we are handling provides a perfect example: In this case, a woman who had just been diagnosed…
Rank this Week: 1756

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Mar 24

    The Champions of Diversity Challenge – Support the Bay Area Urban Debate League

    The Champions of Diversity Challenge – Support the Bay Area Urban Debate League
    The Bay Area Urban Debate League (“BAUDL”) is a debate mentoring program that currently serves 14 Bay Area schools and over 400 students. Studies show that these programs improve literacy, GPA, graduation rates, and provide a host…
  • Mar 19

    Top Ten Take-Aways from the Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference 2015

    Top Ten Take-Aways from the Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference 2015
    I just returned from the Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference in Las Vegas with my partner Carolyn Richmond.  I participated in the Executive Summit and shared ideas with some of the most progressive minds in the hospitality…
  • Mar 18

    Conduct Under a Microscope at Kleiner-Perkins Trial

    Conduct Under a Microscope at Kleiner-Perkins Trial
    Unless you’ve seen it in person, it’s hard to appreciate how the litigation process magnifies and distorts people’s behavior. The ongoing trial of Ellen Pao’s discrimination and retaliation claims against Silicon…
Rank this Week: 2570

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: There is something that I constantly heard over…
  • Feb 19

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
  • Jan 13

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Business Attorney Doug Schreiber of Anker, Hymes and Schreiber,…
Rank this Week: 3773

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050
    Dementia is not an easy illness to manage. Family members are forced to care for and financially back their loved ones when they are no longer able to do so for themselves. In most cases, individuals do not have adequate...
  • Mar 18

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?
    Aid & Attendance is a special pension that offers veterans and their surviving spouses additional funding/assistance for another person to help with eating, dressing, bathing and other daily maintenance matters. Not all veterans will…
  • Mar 16

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?
    Though life expectancy tables can predict that individuals will live a certain number of years, the fact of the matter is that there is a large variety of factors that play into how long a person might live. Mortality tables...
Rank this Week: 3076

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Mar 24

    Thirteen Days in September

    Thirteen Days in September
    Speaking of peace in the Middle East, I've been reading the new book about the Camp David negotiations by Lawrence Wright. Surprisingly, reading this account made me feel a little more hopeful about the prospects for peace between…
  • Mar 21

    Mandatory mediation

    Mandatory mediation
    At the Orange County Mediation Conference yesterday, one of the lunchtime speakers, Judge Nakamura, who is chair of the ADR committee of the Orange County Superior Court, mentioned that the court's existing mediation program has been…
  • Mar 20

    Patent litigation

    Patent litigation
    At South by Southwest this week I attended a program on patent reform featuring representatives from both sides in the "patent troll" debate. Though there was disagreement on the nature and extent of the problem, most of the panelists…
Rank this Week: 4697

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/
  • Mar 24

    California Court Had Jurisdiction to Hear Child Support "Application"

    California Court Had Jurisdiction to Hear Child Support "Application"
    Most divorce proceedings that involve children tend to address the issue of child support, as well as custody and visitation. Local courts and state agencies alike take very seriously the matter of support, and will even step in to ensure…
  • Mar 17

    California Court Holds Custody Order Not Appealable Under the Law

    California Court Holds Custody Order Not Appealable Under the Law
    Family law cases come in all shapes and sizes; no two divorce proceedings are alike. But certain aspects of divorce are fairly predictable, especially when you know what to expect. The California Family Code, in conjunction with established…
  • Mar 10

    California Court Upholds Marital Settlement Agreement Covering LA Dodgers'-Related Asset

    California Court Upholds Marital Settlement Agreement Covering LA Dodgers'-Related Asset
    The division of marital assets is often a contentious part of a divorce proceeding. Since California is a "community property" state, this is an extremely important phase in cases arising in this jurisdiction. According to Section 2601 of…
Rank this Week: 1277

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal.

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Mar 24

    DACA Expansion and Creation of DAPA- Things to Know

    DACA Expansion and Creation of DAPA- Things to Know
    Reforms are expected to be in place for undocumented foreign nationals  applying for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and parents of United States Citizens or Legal Permanent Residences applying for DAPA (Deferred Action…
  • Mar 3

    Need for H-1B Visas- The Time to Apply Is Now!

    Need for H-1B Visas- The Time to Apply Is Now!
    As H-1B season approaches, it’s time to begin your application process for a spot in the lottery. Currently, the USCIS allots 65,000 H-1B visas each year. Vying for a spot in the lottery are an estimated  195,000…
  • Feb 19

    Protect Yourself Against Common Immigration Scam

    Protect Yourself Against Common Immigration Scam
    Scam artists have always targeted immigrants but with the Obama Administration’s issuance of the new Executive Order scams could be on the rise. The immigration reform has caused much confusion among immigrant populations causing some…
Rank this Week: 2452

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/
  • Mar 24

    Treatment for Nursing Homes Residents with Osteoporosis Must be Given with Caution

    Treatment for Nursing Homes Residents with Osteoporosis Must be Given with Caution
    Osteoporosis (OP) is a bone disease that causes low bone mineral density (BMD) and loss of bone strength, increasing the risk of osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporotic fracture has been known to result in significant morbidity and…
  • Mar 19

    Troops Abroad Threatened by Repossessions At Home

    Troops Abroad Threatened by Repossessions At Home
    The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) was passed by Congress in order to grant certain legal protection for members of the military. However, Corporate America and its front groups have found a loophole in the SCRA that allows them to…
  • Mar 19

    Greater Vigilance Must Be Used to Protect Nursing Home Residents from Dehydration

    Greater Vigilance Must Be Used to Protect Nursing Home Residents from Dehydration
    Dehydration occurs far too often in nursing home facilities. A study proved that 6-month incidence of dehydration was as high as 1 in 3. Up to 1.4% of residents in a single nursing home are dehydrated. In Taiwan, fluid intake of 45% of…
Rank this Week: 3467

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Mar 24

    California Court Reverses Century-Old Racist Ruling

    California Court Reverses Century-Old Racist Ruling
    The Associated Press reports that the California Supreme Court righted what it called a “grievous wrong” on Monday by posthumously granting a law license to a Chinese immigrant whose application 125 years ago was denied solely…
  • Mar 9

    Federal Judge who granted injunction on DAPA drags feet on ruling on Motion to Stay injunction

    Federal Judge who granted injunction on DAPA drags feet on ruling on Motion to Stay injunction
    The federal judge in Texas who blocked President Barack Obama’s latest executive actions on immigration signaled Tuesday that he isn’t inclined to rush a decision on the Obama Administration’s request to lift the injunction…
  • Mar 9

    AAO Sustains appeal of Form I-212

    AAO Sustains appeal of Form I-212
    In a nonprecedent decision, the AAO sustained an appeal of a Form I-212, finding that although the applicant was removed in 2012 for being an intending immigrant, there is no indication she misrepresented her intentions or willfully violated…
Rank this Week: 3424

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Can Robert Durst’s HBO The Jinx “Confession” Be Used Against Him?

    Can Robert Durst’s HBO The Jinx “Confession” Be Used Against Him?
    Last week on HBO’s documentary, “The Jinx,” real estate mogul Robert Durst seemed to have confessed to killing Kathleen McCormack Durst, Susan Berman and Morris Black, for which he was a prime suspect. The question,…
  • Mar 24

    Orange County Court of Appeal Affirms Conviction On Appeal In Robbery Case

    Orange County Court of Appeal Affirms Conviction On Appeal In Robbery Case
    The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District affirmed sentences for Rashon Abernathy, Shaquille Jordan and Seandell Jones on counts of robbery and murder.he three defendants were convicted to 25 years to life (Jordan and…
  • Feb 24

    Orange County Court of Appeal Affirms Conviction On Appeal In Robbery Case

    Orange County Court of Appeal Affirms Conviction On Appeal In Robbery Case
    The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District affirmed sentences for Rashon Abernathy, Shaquille Jordan and Seandell Jones on counts of robbery and murder.he three defendants were convicted to 25 years to life (Jordan and…
Rank this Week: 3811

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/
  • Mar 24

    Mother Wins Primary Custody and Proves She Knows How to Protect Her Children

    Mother Wins Primary Custody and Proves She Knows How to Protect Her Children
    At times, life seems horribly unfair. That must be how Andrea felt after being accosted by her husband and fleeing to her local police department for help. What happened next was social services took her children and then attempted to…
  • Mar 17

    A Tale of Two Mothers Fighting for Custody and Safety

    A Tale of Two Mothers Fighting for Custody and Safety
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for these two mothers. If you are active on Twitter or Facebook, you've probably seen this popular hashtag #StandWithNanHui. #StandWithNanHui Case Draws Attention to Domestic…
  • Mar 10

    Are You Sure You Don't Need a Divorce Lawyer?

    Are You Sure You Don't Need a Divorce Lawyer?
    Are you thinking about leaving your spouse but fear that you can't afford a divorce? There are resources that you can access that can help you reduce your costs. Resources for Divorces To find court forms, courthouse information and to run…
Rank this Week: 3631

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Mar 23

    Ninth Circuit Affirms Final Approval of Walmart Gift Card Settlement

    Ninth Circuit Affirms Final Approval of Walmart Gift Card Settlement
    The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in In re Online DVD-Rental Antitrust Litig., 12-15705 (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2015) (“Online DVD-Rental”), which affirmed an order granting final approval of a class action settlement totaling…
  • Mar 16

    U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review, Hands Win to California Trucker

    U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review, Hands Win to California Trucker
    California truck drivers enjoyed a victory recently when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the California Supreme Court which held that the state’s Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”) is not preempted by…
  • Mar 10

    Studies Reveal That Class Actions Are Still Vital To Consumer Justice

    Studies Reveal That Class Actions Are Still Vital To Consumer Justice
    In 2013, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (which represents some of the largest corporations in the world), published a memo purporting to be “An Empirical Analysis of Class Actions” (available here). The memo, drafted by attorneys at…
Rank this Week: 3740

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Mar 23

    MCDonalds Workers Getting Burned

    MCDonalds Workers Getting Burned
    McDonald's french fries are cooked in vegetable oil heated to more than 335 degrees F. The hamburger grill is coated with hot grease. Not surprisingly, burns are the most common injury in fast food restaurants. Seventy-nine percent of…
  • Mar 4

    Ebola Nurse Sues Hospital

    Ebola Nurse Sues Hospital
    Nina Pham, a nurse who contracted Ebola while treating a fatally infected patient, has sued the Dallas hospital where she worked, according to her attorney. Pham and another Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas nurse, Amber Vinson,…
  • Feb 18

    GNC sued for false claims in PA

    GNC sued for false claims in PA
    Health product retailer GNC was sued on Feb. 5, 2014 for mislabeling one of its products, according to The Pennsylvania Record Stacey Wright sued the company in Pennsylvania federal court, alleging that its ginkgo biloba product doesn't…
Rank this Week: 3039

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    ‘Kaitlyn’s Law': The Legal Repercussions of Leaving a Child Unattended in the Car

    ‘Kaitlyn’s Law': The Legal Repercussions of Leaving a Child Unattended in the Car
    As temperatures rise going into spring and summer, so does the risk of vehicular hyperthermia for children left inside hot vehicles. Each year since 1998 an average of 38 children have died in hot cars in the U.S. Although these tragedies…
  • Feb 2

    Penal Code 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Nonviolent Firearm Offense

    Penal Code 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Nonviolent Firearm Offense
    Penal Code Chapter 2.9C 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Firearm Offenses The Legislature has introduced a new bill that will establish a pretrial diversion education program for those who are arrested for nonviolent misdemeanor or felony…
  • Jan 16

    Long Term Consequences To Pleading Guilty To Gun Charge

    Long Term Consequences To Pleading Guilty To Gun Charge
    One of the most overlooked areas of criminal defense is the consequence to the defendant, after a conviction, to his or her gun rights. There are numerous convictions under the statutes that would bar a defendant from possessing or owning a…
Rank this Week: 4557

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/
  • Mar 23

    The buck starts here: Living wages and sustainable employment

    The buck starts here: Living wages and sustainable employment
    By Anne Richardson The massive push toward subcontracting and supply chains I wrote about in my prior post didn’t happen overnight, and it certainly won’t be fixed overnight either. There are many pieces to this puzzle, all in the…
  • Feb 27

    Lactating men, toilet stalls and the arc of justice

    Lactating men, toilet stalls and the arc of justice
    By Christian Schreiber For the vast majority of workers, the laws that protect their rights operate silently in the background. This is especially true in California, where labor laws are frequently hailed – or assailed – as the…
  • Feb 20

    Will the “real” employer please stand up? The consequences of the global shift to subcontracting, franchising, and outsourcing

    Will the “real” employer please stand up? The consequences of the global shift to subcontracting, franchising, and outsourcing
    By Anne Richardson A fundamental change has taken place in the American workplace, and we are only now beginning to realize just how monumental it is. A new book, The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can be Done…
Rank this Week: 2294

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Mar 23

    PURPOSE: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

    PURPOSE: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
    Purpose is the final trait that brings Autonomy and Mastery together for greater success!  So, exactly what is Purpose? You would think we would all know. And how does it fit into our Success Trio? Being the glue that binds Autonomy and…
  • Mar 16

    MASTERY: YOU GOTTA HAVE IT

    MASTERY: YOU GOTTA HAVE IT
    Last week we discussed Autonomy . This week it is Mastery. That’s the second trait you need to fully succeed.  I’ll keep you guessing what the third and final trait you need until next week.  So what is Mastery? …
  • Mar 9

    AUTONOMY: WHY ITS IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE!

    AUTONOMY: WHY ITS IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE!
    I had to look this one up.  Autonomy, per Webster is “having self-government” or “existing or functioning independently”.  Then I looked at the word just ahead of it in the dictionary which was…
Rank this Week: 2349

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2597

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Mirror, mirror

    Mirror, mirror
    When you look in the mirror, what do you see?  Do you see yourself as you see yourself; do you see yourself as everyone else sees you; or do you see yourself as you want everyone to see you?  Such was the thoughts that were going…
  • Mar 16

    I Did Not Know That!

    I Did Not Know That!
    Did you know that...111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12345678987654321?Did you know that during the middle ages, a slice of lemon was served with fish because it was thought the juice would dissolve any bones that were …
  • Mar 9

    Experience is the best teacher

    Experience is the best teacher
    Have you ever noticed that there are some things you just don't do?  Don't argue with a cop; don't wolf whistle at Gloria Allred; and never, ever get a law Librarian mad at you.  Yeah, that last one will zing you every time in ways…
Rank this Week: 4450

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Does Your Company Have a Future Without You?

    Does Your Company Have a Future Without You?
    Do you want your business to outlast you? What will happen if you become disabled or not well enough to continue to manage it? These can be tough questions to think about because they require some thought about unpleasant topics, such as…
  • Mar 16

    When is a California Case Not a California Case? Non-Compete Agreements and Choice of Venue

    When is a California Case Not a California Case? Non-Compete Agreements and Choice of Venue
    It’s not uncommon for businesses to incorporate under Delaware law even if they have no contact with that state. Delaware law is considered more business friendly than California law. In one case a business in California, incorporated…
  • Mar 9

    Chinese Investment in American Manufacturing on the Rise

    Chinese Investment in American Manufacturing on the Rise
    It’s been well documented that many manufacturing jobs in the U.S. have been lost to foreign competition, especially to China. But we’ve come to a point where more and more Chinese companies are investing in the U.S. and creating…
Rank this Week: 2947

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2451

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Mar 23

    Thoughts on Preparation for a Federal Criminal Sentencing

    Thoughts on Preparation for a Federal Criminal Sentencing
    This blog is probably not what you think it will be. 6:00 AM  , San Diego California…… As I go over my notes, my black cat is never far from my side.  He knows the ritual by now…….I get up and stare out…
  • Feb 15

    Federal Drug Border Arrests: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

    Federal Drug Border Arrests: Guilty Until Proven Innocent
    Every week at the San Ysidro-Tijuana border, the busiest border in the world, agents seize many kilos of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin that is hidden in cars. The majority of the drivers know of the presence of the contraband. They are…
  • Feb 11

    Federal Criminal Law and A Culture of Informant

    Federal Criminal Law and A Culture of Informant
    When I used to be a prosecutor, I was trained to distrust informants and co-defendants. Who has a stronger motive to lie than a person who is charged with a crime and who has no defense? The jails are full of informants who are constantly…
Rank this Week: 3674