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Law and Software

Law and Software

Covers legal tech, encryption, big data, and the cloud. By Andrew Bartlett.

http://www.lawandsoftware.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    With or Without DACA You Are Still American DREAMer

    With or Without DACA You Are Still American DREAMer
    I’d like to make a few comments. They may be helpful Since the election, many people are making scary comments and predictions about immigration in the new Donald Trump world.  I don’t believe that these nightmare…
  • Sep 27

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery
    I have two active sites. This one, and law191.org – my community immigration law office site. I keep them separate because I am not writing a splog. I need this blog space to write about anything and everything without worrying whether…
  • Sep 11

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful
    Giving back is good. This truth we hold to be  self-evident. Lawyers learn the importance of service from their first days in law school. Securities lawyers take asylum cases, high-powered litigators mediate landlord-tenant disputes and…
Rank this Week: 2518

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3439

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Nov 16

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit
    Everyone who thought they were protected from copyright lawsuits based on user postings, read this and take action by December 1st. Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!   The post protect your site from copyright lawsuits…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing
    Justia has made the full docket of legal filings in the Happy Birthday case available for free online at https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2013cv04460/564772 The post Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket…
  • Dec 22

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat
    Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?”   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently.…
Rank this Week: 1127

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3172

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 15

    The Grandparent Scam is Back: Telemarketers Targeting Elders In Southern California

    The Grandparent Scam is Back: Telemarketers Targeting Elders In Southern California
    We’ve previously chronicled the rise of the grandparent scam, wherein a telephone scammer poses as a relative or grandchild and calls an elderly person, citing an emergency and asking him or her to send money or account information…
  • Nov 4

    Elders and Falls: The Danger and the Billion Dollar Price Tag

    Elders and Falls: The Danger and the Billion Dollar Price Tag
    Based on a 2012 study investigating the implications of injuries suffered by senior residents of nursing homes, some “24,190 fatal and 3.2 million medically treated non-fatal fall related injuries” were reported across the U.S.…
  • Oct 10

    Fighting Financial Abuse: Police Arrest Dozens at Call Center Linked to IRS Scam

    Fighting Financial Abuse: Police Arrest Dozens at Call Center Linked to IRS Scam
    Call center scams wherein callers identify themselves as IRS officials seeking allegedly unpaid taxes from call victims have been ongoing for years. This scam is particularly devastating to elders as many individuals have fallen victim to…
Rank this Week: 2591

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/
  • Nov 14

    The Underrated Virtue of Changing Your Mind

    The Underrated Virtue of Changing Your Mind
    At Bona Law, nobody owns any ideas. If I come up with an argument for a brief, it isn’t the Jarod-Bona idea. If a client or a paralegal or a junior attorney or my six-year-old son tells me that the strategy that I have set on a complex…
  • Oct 16

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?
    Federal district courts deciding motions to dismiss an antitrust case too often apply the summary-judgment standard to conspiracy allegations, particularly when confronted with non-parallel-conduct cases.
  • Oct 16

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?
    Federal district courts deciding motions to dismiss an antitrust case too often apply the summary-judgment standard to conspiracy allegations, particularly when confronted with non-parallel-conduct cases.
Rank this Week: 1615

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1044

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Nov 11

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid
    One of the hot issues in eminent domain these days involves the government’s efforts to take over privately-run utility companies.  The argument typically is that the government — which has no profit-making motive — can…
  • Nov 3

    What Does the Election Mean for the Future of Infrastructure Development?

    What Does the Election Mean for the Future of Infrastructure Development?
    With only a few days remaining until one of the most controversial presidential elections in history, there has been little focus on the candidates’ plans as it pertains to the future of infrastructure development in…
  • Oct 7

    New Opinion Clarifies Takings Law Regarding Affordable Housing Program

    New Opinion Clarifies Takings Law Regarding Affordable Housing Program
    Last year, my partner Ben Rubin reported on the California Supreme Court’s decision in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, which analyzed an inclusionary housing ordinance and held that such…
Rank this Week: 3744

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Nov 10

    California Tax Guide for Marijuana Businesses and Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act

    California Tax Guide for Marijuana Businesses and Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act
    On Tuesday, California voters passed historic legislation by voting to allow the recreational use of marijuana in California. Regardless of your opinion about marijuana use, the legislation will have a huge impact on the state of California…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
Rank this Week: 1583

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
  • Nov 10

    New Overtimes Rules Start December 1, 2016 

    New Overtimes Rules Start December 1, 2016 
    With the holidays right around the corner it is important to make sure your company is in compliance with the new overtime rules that will effect over 390,000 California employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has…
  • Nov 10

    New Overtimes Rules Start December 1, 2016 

    New Overtimes Rules Start December 1, 2016 
    With the holidays right around the corner it is important to make sure your company is in compliance with the new overtime rules that will effect over 390,000 California employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has…
  • Oct 20

    Nguyen v. Applied Medical – Arbitrator Decides Whether Class Claims Proceed

    Nguyen v. Applied Medical – Arbitrator Decides Whether Class Claims Proceed
    The Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, recently held in Nguyen v. Applied Medical, that the question of whether an arbitration clause in an employment agreement contemplates class claims is a question for the arbitrator to decide, not…
Rank this Week: 3684

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Nov 10

    Hotel Lawyer: How the Marriott-Starwood merger will affect you. . .

    Hotel Lawyer: How the Marriott-Starwood merger will affect you. . .
    10 November 2016 Global Hospitality Group® survey results: What does all the recent consolidation in the hotel industry mean to different stakeholders? Marriott closed its acquisition of Starwood on September 23, 2016, following…
  • Nov 7

    Hotel Lawyer: The PROs and CONs of multi-branded hotel

    Hotel Lawyer: The PROs and CONs of multi-branded hotel
    7 November 2016 Hotel Lawyer on multi-branded hotels. Hotels with more than one brand are increasingly common, but it wasn’t always so. Although some compelling advantages are driving this trend in many situations, developers and owners…
  • Oct 20

    Hotel Capital Markets Update: David Loeb, RW Baird

    Hotel Capital Markets Update: David Loeb, RW Baird
    20 October 2016 David Loeb, Senior Research Analyst at RW Baird, presented his research during the Meet the Money® 2017 planning meeting hosted recently during The Lodging Conference. His presentation covered factors currently impacting…
Rank this Week: 2114

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/
  • Nov 10

    Election aftermath: The road ahead

    Election aftermath: The road ahead
    When I was in law school, a white male student ran for a position in our student body government. In his campaign statement, he said that if elected, he would eliminate funding for the school’s minority organizations and use the money…
  • Sep 16

    A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical support

    A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical support
    By Jenna Gerry After receiving unprecedented bi-partisan support, a bill that would expand parental leave to 2.7 million more of California’s working families is on the Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. Introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth…
  • Aug 23

    We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day

    We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day
    Today we commemorate “African American Women’s Equal Pay Day,” the day in the year when African American women’s wages finally catch up to what men earned last year.  It is important to note that African American…
Rank this Week: 2333

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Nov 9

    Prop 64 and old marijuana conviction

    Prop 64 and old marijuana conviction
    Last night, California voters passed Proposition 64 which made sweeping changes to the marijuana laws. Possession by adults over 21 for personal, recreational use is now (as of 12:01 Wednesday November 9, 2016) legal in California. …
  • Jul 8

    Shoplifting and Corrective Education Company (CEC) cla

    Shoplifting and Corrective Education Company (CEC) cla
    There’s another twist to shoplifting cases now – Corrective Education Company (CEC).   I recently heard about somebody that was stopped and accused of shoplifting in a large store – it rhymes with Walmart – and…
  • Jul 2

    Can a guest allow the police to search your house?

    Can a guest allow the police to search your house?
    I had the question asked: can a guest who is staying in your house allow the police to search? What about if they were to call the police and invite them to search? Would that evidence still be admissible against the homeowner?  Apparent…
Rank this Week: 853

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Nov 4

    Bogus Airplane Parts and a Cessna 182 Crash

    Bogus Airplane Parts and a Cessna 182 Crash
    A courageous client speaks to Stephen Stock about the risks to the flying public.   
  • Sep 10

    Miracle on the Hudson Immersive Video

    Miracle on the Hudson Immersive Video
    It was seven years ago that Kas Osterbuhr put together a nearly courtroom-ready reconstruction animation of Flight 1549. At the time, there really was nothing else like it. With the movie coming out, Kas went back and updated his work.…
  • Jun 25

    New Icon A5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue

    New Icon A5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue
    In the face of intense market rejection, Icon says it has heard its customers and is going to revise the rather onerous purchase contract it planned to require of its buyers.  It hasn’t yet made the new contract public.  But…
Rank this Week: 4113

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/
Rank this Week: 2805

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Nov 2

    Kentucky Rolls Out its P3 Law in Lexington

    Kentucky Rolls Out its P3 Law in Lexington
    The National Council for Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently concluded on October 28 a very well-attended two day conference in Lexington, Kentucky on the Commonwealth’s new…
  • Nov 1

    U.S. Department of Transportation Solicits Project Applications for $850 Million in FASTLANE Grant

    U.S. Department of Transportation Solicits Project Applications for $850 Million in FASTLANE Grant
    The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is calling for project applications for $850 million in transportation infrastructure grants, representing the second opportunity for funding from a program that has already received tremendous…
  • Oct 24

    New Management Contract Rules Hot Topic At NABL Conference

    New Management Contract Rules Hot Topic At NABL Conference
    Over a thousand US public finance attorneys converged on the City of Chicago last week for the annual National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys Workshop.  The conference, the oldest and largest of its kind, featured a…
Rank this Week: 3645

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/
  • Nov 2

    Early Termination of a Commercial Lease

    Early Termination of a Commercial Lease
    There are a number of reasons why a business owner might be motivated to end a commercial lease early.  The most common reason is that a business is not doing well enough to keep up with the lease payments.  Other reasons include…
  • Nov 2

    Early Termination of a Commercial Lease

    Early Termination of a Commercial Lease
    There are a number of reasons why a business owner might be motivated to end a commercial lease early.  The most common reason is that a business is not doing well enough to keep up with the lease payments.  Other reasons include…
  • Oct 25

    Assignment Clauses and Related Terms in Commercial Leasing

    Assignment Clauses and Related Terms in Commercial Leasing
    Assignment clauses are an important part of commercial leasing. They provide successful tenants an opportunity to sell their businesses and provide failing businesses the possibility of finding replacement tenants in order to avoid breaching…
Rank this Week: 4332

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Nov 1

    Harding & Associates Family Law Earns Best Law Firms Distinction

    Harding & Associates Family Law Earns Best Law Firms Distinction
    Harding & Associates Family Law has been honored as a 2017 Best Lawyers Tier 1 Best Law Firm.  From the U.S. News-Best Lawyers press release: U.S. News – Best Lawyers® releases 2017 “Best Law Firms” list…
  • Sep 27

    One Mighty Big Divorce

    One Mighty Big Divorce
    Mr. Zhou Yahui and his wife Ms. Li Qiong live in China. As a couple, they were ranked 11th in a global list of self-made billionaires under the age of 40.  Mr. Zhou is the chairman of online gaming firm Beijing Kunlun Tech. Most notably…
  • Sep 8

    6 Steps Toward Friendship With Your Ex After Divorce

    6 Steps Toward Friendship With Your Ex After Divorce
    The heartbreak of a breakup, separation or divorce can shatter your world with such intensity that it feels as if you’re the only who has ever experienced such unbearable pain. If children are involved, not only did your heart break,…
Rank this Week: 2111

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Oct 31

    Make Me an Offer

    Make Me an Offer
    Last week an interesting case was handed down by the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District in San Diego. The case involved a claim for attorney fees under the Song-Beverly Act (aka "The Lemon Law"). See, Nancy Goglin v BMW...
  • Sep 30

    Park to Reverse

    Park to Reverse
    The Family of the late Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin filed a wrongful death lawsuit last month against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. The popular Star Trek actor was killed in June of this year when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee...
  • Jun 30

    Deja Vu, Again

    Deja Vu, Again
    VW announced the other day that it had reached an tentative agreement with the U.S. government to pay $14.7 billion to settle allegations linked to software emissions violations for some of its diesel engines sold in the U.S. While the...
Rank this Week: 324

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Some DUI Offenders Never Learn

    Some DUI Offenders Never Learn
    One of the most discouraging aspects of being a police officer on the lookout for cases of DUI in Los Angeles must be the number of repeat offenders that they find on the road. Unfortunately, this phenomenon is not limited to LA or to the…
  • Oct 26

    Would Legalized Pot Increase DUIs in California?

    Would Legalized Pot Increase DUIs in California?
    With Election Day just a few weeks away, proponents and opponents of California’s Proposition 64 are weighing in on how the legalization of marijuana could impact the incidence of DUI in Los Angeles and other jurisdictions throughout…
  • Oct 24

    Minnesota Supreme Court: Get A Warrant for DUI Urine Test

    Minnesota Supreme Court: Get A Warrant for DUI Urine Test
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruling last June requiring warrants for blood tests for drivers suspected of DUI has continued to have repercussions throughout the United States. Now the Minnesota Supreme Court has decided that police cannot compel a…
Rank this Week: 4282

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    DUI Case Headed to Court After Multiple Postponement

    DUI Case Headed to Court After Multiple Postponement
    Judges will often grant postponements of cases involving DUI in Los Angeles if the prosecutor or the defending lawyer can provide a good reason for the delay. But a judge in Shasta County, California, finally reached her limit on granting…
  • Oct 26

    Florida Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On DUI Blood Sampling

    Florida Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On DUI Blood Sampling
    Since the penalties can be so severe, drivers convicted of causing death or injuries in crashes involving a DUI in Los Angeles and other jurisdictions usually seek out every avenue of appeal. Many of their arguments center around the way that…
  • Oct 24

    DUI Driver Plunges Over Bridge, Kills Four

    DUI Driver Plunges Over Bridge, Kills Four
    In most cases, only a few passing motorists, pedestrians or nearby residents catch a glimpse of the grisly details when a driver who is DUI in Los Angeles causes a fatal crash. But when Richard Anthony Sepolio’s truck plunged over the…
Rank this Week: 696

Jerry Burleson

Jerry Burleson

Covers the legal rights of minority shareholders of privately held corporations.

http://www.jerryburleson.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3225

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/
  • Oct 28

    Eleventh Circuit Opens the Door to Discrimination Against Older Workers, But Not So in California

    Eleventh Circuit Opens the Door to Discrimination Against Older Workers, But Not So in California
    Applicants for employment who are over forty years old often face numerous hurdles to finding new employment. In addition to facing stereotypes about their longevity and energy levels, applicants may find themselves searching for a job in a…
  • Jun 11

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Employees' Rights to Religious Accommodation

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Employees' Rights to Religious Accommodation
    In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., 575 U.S. ____ (2015), the United States Supreme Court delivered the straight-forward rule that employers "may not make an applicant's religious practice,…
  • Jun 11

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Employees’ Rights to Religious Accommodation

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Employees’ Rights to Religious Accommodation
    In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., 575 U.S. ____ (2015), the United States Supreme Court delivered the straight-forward rule that employers “may not make an applicant’s religious…
Rank this Week: 4614

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Oct 28

    A light-hearted Friday post: what is the standard of music on appeal?

    A light-hearted Friday post: what is the standard of music on appeal?
    I wrote last year about In re Christopher B., case no. C077467 (3rd Dist. Sept. 28, 2015), a cautionary tale about a trial court’s “clarification” of its order (read: “void modification for lack of…
  • Sep 20

    Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom

    Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom
    Or, as the headline over Judge Kozinski’s opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal calls it, “voodoo science.” And what this justice on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (a federal appellate court)…
  • Sep 16

    Will appeals lawyers be replaced by computers?

    Will appeals lawyers be replaced by computers?
    Technology has been displacing low-wage and less-skilled workers for a long time. Is it time for white collar professionals – including lawyers – to fear they are next? At  The American Interest blog: “Venture…
Rank this Week: 352

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Oct 26

    If Your Smartphone Goes Dead, You be a Victim of SIM-Swapping

    If Your Smartphone Goes Dead, You be a Victim of SIM-Swapping
    CreditCards.com has a report on how scammers manager to steal your smartphone identity. If your phone mysteriously goes dead and your service provider tells you someone purchased and activated a new iPhone under your account, you are a victim…
  • Sep 23

    CFPB Sues Credit Repair Company and Advises Consumers Not to Fall for Misleading Credit Repair Ad

    CFPB Sues Credit Repair Company and Advises Consumers Not to Fall for Misleading Credit Repair Ad
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the credit repair company Prime Marketing Holdings alleging it charged consumers illegal advance fees and misrepresented the cost and effectiveness of…
  • Sep 12

    Trans Union’s Tenant Screening Service Trips Up NPR Reporter

    Trans Union’s Tenant Screening Service Trips Up NPR Reporter
    Bobby Allyn, a NPR reporter for station WHYY in Philadelphia writes in the Washington Post about his experience with Trans Union having mixed his identity with that of a criminal imprisoned in Tennessee. Mr Ally had applied to rent an…
Rank this Week: 302

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/
  • Oct 25

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely
    Fran the funeral home director called the other day. Our office had been providing ongoing legal services related to her business structure. She knew that, in addition to other services our law firm provides, one of the areas we specialize in…
  • Nov 13

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet
    (*Interview with Attorney KC Marie Knox starts at 9min:50sec) Estate Planning Attorney KC Marie Knox was invited to “Love That Dog Hollywood” to speak about the importance of protecting your pet and planning in the event of a…
  • Nov 13

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet
    (*Interview with Attorney KC Marie Knox starts at 9min:50sec) Estate Planning Attorney KC Marie Knox was invited to “Love That Dog Hollywood” to speak about the importance of protecting your pet and planning in the event of a…
Rank this Week: 3135

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping
    Recently, our cyber liability team discussed the impact internet data scraping has had upon trade secrets litigation.  Trade secrets cases are tough to win as plaintiffs.  The availability of competitive data online presents…
  • Aug 30

    Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Internet Defamation

    Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Internet Defamation
    Often, data breaches are associated with internet defamation or other torts like impersonation.  Many times we come across strong defamation cases that cannot proceed because the potential client has waited too long to take action.…
  • Aug 22

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage
    Perhaps no other claim in federal litigation runs afoul of Rule 11 more than trade secrets claims.  As trade secrets lawyers, we have defended a number of frivolous cases.  That is why, in California, there is a fee shifting…
Rank this Week: 1859

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit…

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit Center

Focuses on personal injury accidents.

http://accidentlawfirmblog.lawyer/
  • Oct 23

    Palm Springs Tour Bus and Big Rig Collision Kills 13 Injures 31

    Palm Springs Tour Bus and Big Rig Collision Kills 13 Injures 31
    At least 25 people were transported to area hospitals. Those taken to the hospital five listed in critical condition and three in serious condition. The post Palm Springs Tour Bus and Big Rig Collision Kills 13 Injures 31 appeared first on…
  • Oct 20

    Elder Killed in Terrible South Bay Crash

    Elder Killed in Terrible South Bay Crash
    The victim Gomez said had blood all over him and his face. In addition, he said paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive the man. The post Elder Killed in Terrible South Bay Crash appeared first on Michael Ehline's Accident Law Firm Blog.
  • Oct 10

    Fatal Hermosa Scooter Crash

    Fatal Hermosa Scooter Crash
    This happened right down the street from my home. I am seeing more and more motorcycle and scooter collisions in the South Bay. I learned about this one when I drove past a pile of flowers laying in the street....Read more The post Fatal…
Rank this Week: 1918

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Court of Appeal: Wage Statements Need Not Include Vacation and PTO Balance

    Court of Appeal: Wage Statements Need Not Include Vacation and PTO Balance
    Labor Code section 226 explains in detail what information must be included in an itemized wage statement, which must accompany paychecks in California.  Here are the section's requirements:(1) gross wages earned,  (2) total hours…
  • Oct 12

    New Laws for 2017 - Shaw Valenza's Annual Employment Law Update

    New Laws for 2017 - Shaw Valenza's Annual Employment Law Update
    We're not publishing here on the blog as regularly as we'd like. And there are just too many new laws to cover.The California legislature was very busy last year.  Everything from a separate retirement plan for employees without an…
  • Sep 29

    Federal Contractors: Federal Paid Sick Leave Final Regulations Are Here

    Federal Contractors: Federal Paid Sick Leave Final Regulations Are Here
    California employers have to provide paid sick leave.  How much paid leave, and how to administer it, depends where your business is located within the Golden State.  There is a statewide law, and a growing list of local ordinances.…
Rank this Week: 611

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    DUI Laws In California To Get Stricter In 2019

    DUI Laws In California To Get Stricter In 2019
    Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1046 into law after the State Senate and Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor, (unanimously with the exception of one “no vote recorded” in the Assembly).  This law will…
  • Aug 8

    Uber Claims Its App Lowers DUI’s, Study Says No

    Uber Claims Its App Lowers DUI’s, Study Says No
    Uber, a rideshare program that has been in operation for over 6 years, gives riders an option to get around town without using the bus, a taxi, a bike or walking. Over the past couple of years, their program has greatly cut fares and in many…
  • Aug 8

    Uber Claims Its App Lowers DUI’s, Study Says No

    Uber Claims Its App Lowers DUI’s, Study Says No
    Uber, a rideshare program that has been in operation for over 6 years, gives riders an option to get around town without using the bus, a taxi, a bike or walking. Over the past couple of years, their program has greatly cut fares and in many…
Rank this Week: 4602

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Many DACA Cases Running Late

    Many DACA Cases Running Late
      The law office of Fong & Aquino has noticed that many Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals are taking a very long time.  Cases in Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs are taking over six months.  We…
  • Oct 14

    “Talking” to Immigration Officers and Border Guard

    “Talking” to Immigration Officers and Border Guard
    Learn about some of the most common interrogation techniques border guards and immigration officers use.
  • Oct 12

    American Immigrants Win Nobel Prizes in the Science

    American Immigrants Win Nobel Prizes in the Science
    The US political dialog is ugly and divisive this year.  It is also full of misinformation.  One  political party would want you to believe that immigrants are bad for our nation, that they make no contribution to our nation.…
Rank this Week: 4136

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate taxes, probate, trusts, wills and estate planning. By Julia Burt Law and El Paseo Law Group.

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Heidi Richert Clerc becomes a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

    Heidi Richert Clerc becomes a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
    We are pleased to announce that the California Board of Legal Specialization has certified Heidi Richert Clerc in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. Heidi joins the ranks of the other Certified Specialists at Burt & Associates…
  • Sep 23

    Make a Better Charitable Gift

    Make a Better Charitable Gift
    Making charitable bequests in Wills or Trusts is a common practice. However, many individuals merely name a charity and do not specify for what purpose such a gift should be earmarked. Recently, an extremely generous, if not equally frugal,…
  • Sep 23

    Make a Better Charitable Gift

    Make a Better Charitable Gift
    Making charitable bequests in Wills or Trusts is a common practice. However, many individuals merely name a charity and do not specify for what purpose such a gift should be earmarked. Recently, an extremely generous, if not equally frugal,…
Rank this Week: 3044

Fisher & Talwar Blog

Fisher & Talwar Blog

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.ftpersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Oct 14

    Child Head Injury Statistic

    Child Head Injury Statistic
    The post Child Head Injury Statistics appeared first on fisher-talwar.
  • Feb 19

    Stories in Number

    Stories in Number
    Statistics – some people think numbers are boring, charts and graphs dreadful. However, statistics have their purpose and when we look at the larger picture we can identify patterns and reasons behind those patterns. Statistics…
  • Feb 19

    Stories in Number

    Stories in Number
    Statistics - some people think numbers are boring, charts and graphs dreadful. However, statistics have their purpose and when we look at the larger picture we can identify patterns and reasons behind those patterns. Statistics bring out…
Rank this Week: 3258

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

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

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2742

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case
    Jury rules that Led Zeppelin did not infringe when composed and recorded Stairway to Heaven.
  • Oct 13

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether disparaging trademarks can be registered by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Oct 13

    Unaurthorized Use of Social Media Account is Illegal

    Unaurthorized Use of Social Media Account is Illegal
      The 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has expanded the reach of a Federal anti-hacking statute to include social media accounts.  The unauthorized use of social media account is illegal.
Rank this Week: 4048

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    November 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    November 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: November 2016 Visa Bulletin. For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 remains current for all countries except…
  • Oct 13

    November 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    November 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: November 2016 Visa Bulletin. For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 remains current for all countries except…
  • Jul 29

    U.S. State Department May Revoke Visa for DUI Arrest without Determination of Guilt

    U.S. State Department May Revoke Visa for DUI Arrest without Determination of Guilt
    Based on the recently released guidance from the U.S. Department of State (DOS), individuals who hold nonimmigrant visas in the U.S. are likely to face severe consequences if arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or a related…
Rank this Week: 3884

JKR Law

JKR Law

Covers criminal laws affecting California residents.

http://www.jkrlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 12

    PROPOSITION 57

    PROPOSITION 57
    PROPOSITION 57 CALIFORNIA PAROLE FOR NON-VIOLENT CRIMINALS AND JUVENILE COURT TRIAL REQUIREMENTS INITIATIVE Proposition 57, also known as the California Parole for Non-violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements, will be on the…
  • Aug 18

    Proposition 64 Legalizing Marijuana on California November 2016 Ballot

    Proposition 64 Legalizing Marijuana on California November 2016 Ballot
    Proposition 64: Legalization of Marijuana I am sure by now, everyone has heard about a Proposition that will be on the November 2016 Ballot that legalizes Marijuana.  But what does the Proposition specifically propose?  Below is the…
  • Jun 29

    THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND FOR THE JULY 4TH WEEKEND

    THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND FOR THE JULY 4TH WEEKEND
    Happy July 4th weekend!  July 4th is around the corner, and everyone is looking forward to the three day weekend that is coming up.  When you think about July 4th, you think of fireworks, parades, BBQ, the beach, and of course…
Rank this Week: 1634

Sarieh Law Offices ALC Blog

Sarieh Law Offices ALC Blog

Covers California family law.

http://www.sariehlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 12

    Who Gets The House In A Divorce in Orange County?

    Who Gets The House In A Divorce in Orange County?
    We all know how contentious divorce can be in California. Especially in Orange County, where there is so much on the line as far as the family home is concerned. In most cases, one of the main items that hold up the proceedings, as well as…
  • Oct 12

    Different Types of Child Custody

    Different Types of Child Custody
    If you are separated with your partner or you are planning to file for divorce, deciding child custody will be one of the issues that you will have to deal with during the divorce process. In some cases, child custody is usually decided by…
  • Oct 12

    Child Custody and Domestic Violence

    Child Custody and Domestic Violence
    Does either party involved in your child custody case have a history domestic violence? Are you aware how this can affect a child custody case? If not, then you need to know more about the legal process of child custody cases in Orange…
Rank this Week: 1415

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Oct 10

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?
    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? October is National Anti- Bullying Month, officially. It doesn’t just apply to bullying in the schools or in relationships between family members or friends.
  • Oct 5

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER
    HOA sales transactions can be precarious when the parties that are doing the talking do not know what they’re talking about. I did a blog about a month ago with
  • Oct 1

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?
      October 1 2016 OCTOBER has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Today happens to be the10th anniversary. Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™
Rank this Week: 356

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Screenwriters: How to Find An Agent

    Screenwriters: How to Find An Agent
    ScreenwritingU is offering a free teleconference on a topic many new screenwriters have lots of questions about - how to land an agent. Sign up here.
  • Sep 19

    Tips for Starting a Part-Time Side Business While Still Employed

    Tips for Starting a Part-Time Side Business While Still Employed
    Tips for Starting a Side Business from balance.com include:[C]onsider running your business as a part-time operation alongside your current job... understand and follow your employment contract to the letter, especially if it makes reference…
  • Sep 16

    Screenwriters: Find An Agent (or Manager) with Script Contest

    Screenwriters: Find An Agent (or Manager) with Script Contest
    Getting representation from an agent or manager in Hollywood is not easy. You have to find someone who believes in you and your work, and you need to believe that they are both capable and willing to sell your work.One of the better ways to…
Rank this Week: 1300

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Oct 6

    10Fold to Host Media Sharktank Charitable Event

    10Fold to Host Media Sharktank Charitable Event
    10Fold, a San Francisco integrated marketing and public relations agency and friend of Kalia Law, P.C., is hosting its 6th annual Media Sharktank event on October 13, 2016. The event will allow startups, entrepreneurs, and others to pitch…
  • Sep 6

    How Zika May Affect Small Business Owner

    How Zika May Affect Small Business Owner
    If you live and work in California, the threat of the Zika virus may seem remote. However, more and more cases are being diagnosed across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these…
  • Jun 21

    Should You Sell Your Startup?

    Should You Sell Your Startup?
    Selling a startup may seem counterintuitive to many people–after all, you have just started the business. However, many small business owners know that selling a new business can be a lucrative venture. Many people start businesses with…
Rank this Week: 1440

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Oct 4

    The Ninth Circuit’s Martin Decision

    The Ninth Circuit’s Martin Decision
    I have written several times about discharging income tax debt in bankruptcy.  Some time ago I wrote a post that dealt with the question of whether a return filed after a substitute for return is a return for bankruptcy discharge…
  • Sep 18

    Zombie Debt Redux

    Zombie Debt Redux
    In today’s LA Times, Sean Pyles wrote a nice summary of the problem of zombie debt. He began with the observation that when the statute of limitations has passed on debt collection actions, creditors are estopped from suing you to…
  • May 7

    Arguments On SFRs Before The Ninth Circuit

    Arguments On SFRs Before The Ninth Circuit
    I have written several times about discharging income tax debt in bankruptcy.  My most recent post on this topic dealt with the question of whether a return filed after a substitute for return is a return for bankruptcy discharge…
Rank this Week: 3771

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Oct 4

    Meet and Confer

    Meet and Confer
    For those who still think that litigation must always be conducted in an adversarial manner–that litigants must oppose anything suggested by the other side, and bring every dispute before the court for resolution–consider that the…
  • Apr 22

    Four client

    Four client
    The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepared to explain…
  • Dec 1

    Spotlight

    Spotlight
    The new movie Spotlight might be about the most exciting drama that could be made about filing a motion to unseal court records. (Some viewers might say that the movie is also about how a team of investigative journalists uncovered widespread…
Rank this Week: 1644

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    Motorcycle Helmets Reduce Traumatic Brain Injurie

    Motorcycle Helmets Reduce Traumatic Brain Injurie
    As California personal injury attorneys, we know that head injuries are among the most tragic outcomes of motorcycle accidents. Half of all deaths in motorcycle accidents are caused by head injuries. When riders survive the crash, impacts to…
  • Sep 23

    Northern California Motorcycle Crash Injurie

    Northern California Motorcycle Crash Injurie
    The recent death of a San Jose motorcycle officer calls attention to the risks taken by California motorcyclists every day. The officer was on duty, but the fatal crash was unrelated to his law enforcement work. It was the kind of accident…
  • Sep 16

    Can Accident Bystanders Recover Damages for Emotional Distress?

    Can Accident Bystanders Recover Damages for Emotional Distress?
    Another person’s negligent act, such as running a red light, can cause both physical harm and emotional distress to an accident victim. California law defines emotional distress as including suffering, anguish, fright, horror,…
Rank this Week: 2351

Noah F. Schwinghamer Blog

Noah F. Schwinghamer Blog

Cover personal injury.

http://www.nfsesq.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Changes to the Code of Civil Procedure

    Changes to the Code of Civil Procedure
    As of September 22, 2016, the following sections of the California Code of Civil Procedure were changed: CCP 129  (Regarding obtaining copies of coroner photos for use in a civil action.) CCP 2025.280 …
  • Dec 29

    New Resource: California’s Prop 213

    New Resource: California’s Prop 213
    My new page on California’s Prop 213 can be found here.
  • Mar 5

    Top 6 Tricks Insurance Companies Use on Injured People

    Top 6 Tricks Insurance Companies Use on Injured People
    When you are injured, the insurance companies that represent the at-fault party have come up with a whole bag of tricks that they use to try to minimize your injury, so they can minimize the amount that they have to pay. They use these…
Rank this Week: 3136