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Sacramento Medical Malpractice…

Sacramento Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Marijuana and DUI – What Does California Law Say?

    Marijuana and DUI – What Does California Law Say?
    Marijuana laws in the United States are changing rapidly. It seems every few months another state has another bill to introduce, either in favor or against in some way. It is a controversial subject with remnants of prohibition days thrown…
  • Apr 13

    $62 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $62 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Settlement
    The birth of a child should be a thrilling time in a woman’s life, but when doctors, nurses and hospital are negligent, new mothers may find themselves facing a painful and long lawsuit instead of late-night feedings. Last year, a New…
  • Aug 14

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

    How Do I Know How Much My Medical Malpractice Case Is Worth?
    As patients, we expect that we will receive the best care possible from our medical providers. It is hard to believe that a medical provider would be negligent, careless or reckless in the manner in which he or she treats a patient. It is…
Rank this Week: 4410

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer…

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sacramentopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Marijuana and DUI – What Does California Law Say?

    Marijuana and DUI – What Does California Law Say?
    Marijuana laws in the United States are changing rapidly. It seems every few months another state has another bill to introduce, either in favor or against in some way. It is a controversial subject with remnants of prohibition days thrown…
  • Apr 13

    $62 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $62 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Settlement
    The birth of a child should be a thrilling time in a woman’s life, but when doctors, nurses and hospital are negligent, new mothers may find themselves facing a painful and long lawsuit instead of late-night feedings. Last year, a New…
  • Aug 14

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

    How Do I Know How Much My Medical Malpractice Case Is Worth?
    As patients, we expect that we will receive the best care possible from our medical providers. It is hard to believe that a medical provider would be negligent, careless or reckless in the manner in which he or she treats a patient. It is…
Rank this Week: 4421

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/
  • Apr 14

    Physical and Sexual Abuse in California Nursing Home

    Physical and Sexual Abuse in California Nursing Home
    Physical and sexual abuse in California nursing homes, assisted living institutions and adult day care facilities is still a huge problem. Elder abuse is a silent epidemic that’s prevalent in nursing homes and long-term care…
  • Apr 9

    Sexual Abuse Lawsuit in California Hospital

    Sexual Abuse Lawsuit in California Hospital
    Two patients of Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital filed complaints against Cottage Health System in 2013 for alleged sexual abuse. Just recently, a third patient filed a lawsuit against the company for the same reason. The lawsuit alleges that…
  • Apr 8

    Sacramento Injury Verdict Demonstrates “Eggshell Plaintiff Rule”

    Sacramento Injury Verdict Demonstrates “Eggshell Plaintiff Rule”
    According to Juryverdictalert.com , a jury in Sacramento California rendered a verdict of approximately $360,000 in a case of “disputed injury”in the matter of “Doe v. Landis” Case No. 34-2012000133121.  (See jury…
Rank this Week: 2252

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/
  • Apr 14

    In this Divorce Case, Neither Parent Won their Custody Battle

    In this Divorce Case, Neither Parent Won their Custody Battle
    When two people marry, have children and then file for divorce, what do you think one of the most contested issues can be? Here's the answer: anything and everything having to do with children. Custody, child support payments, and child…
  • Apr 7

    Mother Indicted for Manslaughter in Child Abuse Case

    Mother Indicted for Manslaughter in Child Abuse Case
    Doesn't it appear as though I'm writing a lot about child custody issues of late? You're right. It's because child custody issues can be the most emotionally contested issues in a divorce. And there are simply too many cases where parents…
  • Mar 31

    Custody Battle: Fighting The Ex-Husband from Hell

    Custody Battle: Fighting The Ex-Husband from Hell
    There are custody disputes, and then there are all-out custody wars. That was the case when Richard Rifkin and Kimberly Dawn Carty decided to divorce. As they took their battle to family law court in three counties (Marin, Los Angeles, and…
Rank this Week: 3140

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2325

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Apr 13

    The Importance of the Juvenile Diversion Interview

    The Importance of the Juvenile Diversion Interview
    No parent wants to receive a phone call from a police officer informing them that their child has just been arrested for a crime.  Depending  on the seriousness of the crime, the police officer can send the police report to the…
  • Apr 8

    Federal Criminal Wire Fraud

    Federal Criminal Wire Fraud
    Fraud is a type of crime that can take on many different identities. Wire fraud is one such identity and it occurs when a scam takes place over interstate wires such as phone lines, electronic sources such as fax machines, or over the…
  • Apr 2

    What Constitutes a Criminal Conspiracy?

    What Constitutes a Criminal Conspiracy?
    A criminal conspiracy occurs when two or more people conspire to commit almost any illegal act, and then take some type of action towards completing that illegal act. The specific action that they take does not need to be illegal; rather, it…
Rank this Week: 2319

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/
  • Apr 13

    McGill v. Citibank: Consumer Attorneys Buoyed by Grant of Review

    McGill v. Citibank: Consumer Attorneys Buoyed by Grant of Review
    On April 1, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted review of McGill v. Citibank to decide whether Citibank can use an arbitration clause to stymie a customer from pursuing public injunctive relief under California’s consumer…
  • Apr 6

    Ninth Circuit Finds “Service Advisors” Not Exempt from FLSA OT

    Ninth Circuit Finds “Service Advisors” Not Exempt from FLSA OT
    The Ninth Circuit recently considered whether “Service Advisors” who work at car dealerships are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime requirements. In answering in the negative, the Ninth Circuit parted…
  • Mar 30

    Settlement Process Speeds Along in Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation

    Settlement Process Speeds Along in Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation
    In a Joint Status Report filed on March 17, 2015, with Judge James V. Selna in the Central District of California, the parties informed the court that settlement deals continue to be made at a steady pace in In Re: Toyota Motor Corp.…
Rank this Week: 3366

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 13

    How to Remove Defamatory Content from the Internet

    How to Remove Defamatory Content from the Internet
    Businesses are constantly in danger of being defamed on the Internet.  Often, this defamation is anonymous.  Typically, it is committed by a competitor or a disgruntled former employee.  Because of this, it can be difficult for…
  • Apr 7

    Privacy Laws Apply to Divorcing Spouse

    Privacy Laws Apply to Divorcing Spouse
    Increasingly, divorcing spouses are using data breach and privacy laws to sue each other in federal and state court.  This leads to “spillover” litigation, as the divorce proceeding spills over into another separate…
  • Jan 9

    Data Breach Class Action Standing in California

    Data Breach Class Action Standing in California
    2014 was an interesting year in data breach litigation in California at both the federal and state level.  As always is the case in data breach cases, the requirement of a cognizable harm or “standing” took center…
Rank this Week: 1160

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    Refund Claims Made in Tax Litigation

    Refund Claims Made in Tax Litigation
    Sometimes, it is in the best interest of the taxpayer to make a refund claim instead of file a deficiency action in the Tax Court. The goal of a refund claim is to have the IRS refund the taxpayer for an overpayment of tax. The IRS has the…
  • Apr 10

    Pre-Trial Stipulations in Tax Litigation

    Pre-Trial Stipulations in Tax Litigation
    Litigation in the Tax Court is unique among all other forums in that the process involves various pre-trial stipulations made by both parties. In fact, the Tax Court requires litigant to submit to extensive pretrial stipulations, which are…
  • Feb 28

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation
    Although pre-trial conferences are not a typical occurrence in tax litigation, the Tax Court will occasionally allow them to take place to address intractable disputes between the parties. In tax litigation, it is generally the…
Rank this Week: 1458

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question
    QTIP trusts are excellent options for a number of married couples, especially those who have been married two or more times, or those with blended families. However, not many people understand what a QTIP trust is, what the benefits are, or…
  • Apr 10

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)
    In our last post, we outlined four common myths surrounding estate planning in California. Today, we’ll look at four more common misconceptions that we hear in our office from individuals new to estate planning.
  • Apr 9

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)
    One of the reasons that far too many people don’t take care of their basic estate planning needs is that they hold common misconceptions about what estate planning is, how it works, and whether they need to worry about it. Below, we…
Rank this Week: 5057

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Apr 13

    Change of H-1B Workplace Requires Amended Petition

    Change of H-1B Workplace Requires Amended Petition
    H-1B holders working at multiple worksites must have a Labor Condition Application (LCA) on file for each worksite. Last week the USCIS Administrative Appeals released a decision that states any geographic change in the workplace listed on…
  • Apr 8

    Foreign Students and the H-1B Cap Gap

    Foreign Students and the H-1B Cap Gap
    With the school year coming to a close, it’s time for foreign students to start thinking on ways to continue to remain in the United States, following the conclusion of their academic programs. Some college students on F-1 visas who are…
  • Mar 31

    L-1B Denials Particularly High for Indian National

    L-1B Denials Particularly High for Indian National
    L-1B classification was initially created by Congress to allow multinational companies to easily transfer employers from foreign operations to intra-company offices in the United States. To receive L-1B classification the applicant must work…
Rank this Week: 1079

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Apr 13

    MORE GATEKEEPERS: THERE’S NEVER ENOUGH

    MORE GATEKEEPERS: THERE’S NEVER ENOUGH
    Last week we discussed the role of Gatekeepers in a business.  Not the people that keep you out but the people who know the people who have problems that you can help with and will refer to you.  So, getting more specific, how do…
  • Apr 6

    GATEKEEPERS: MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

    GATEKEEPERS: MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
    Just imagine a nice person standing on one side of a gate and letting in all kinds of referrals to your business each time the gate is opened.  You could even have each referral be a real qualified lead and if you have trained your…
  • Mar 31

    PAM: PUT IT ALTOGETHER AND IT SPELLS “SUCCESS”

    PAM: PUT IT ALTOGETHER AND IT SPELLS “SUCCESS”
    Purpose, Autonomy and Mastery spells  PAM.  We could make a logo of that and carry it around to remind us each day that if those three elements can be attained , then we will be doing much better in our lives. I’m thinking…
Rank this Week: 2117

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Despite Challenges California Businesses Growing Stronger

    Despite Challenges California Businesses Growing Stronger
    California has been labeled a business unfriendly state. Other states have lower taxes, costs and regulations. Last year Chief Executive magazine named California as the worst state to do business in, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.…
  • Mar 30

    Insider Trading Case Involves Legal Secretary

    Insider Trading Case Involves Legal Secretary
    If you think insider trading cases only involve high level executives passing secret information to fellow wealthy businessmen during cigar smoke filled friendly poker games, you’d be mistaken. These cases can follow disclosures by low…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2275

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Covers lead and phthlate laws, product safety and products liability.

http://www.swhlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4150

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee
    *New Case LawIn the landmark case of Lamden v. La Jolla Shores Clubdominium Homeowners Assn. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 249 ("Lamden"), the California Supreme Court established what is known as the "Rule of Judicial Deference" or "Lamden Rule" that,…
  • Apr 7

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Coronado was built in 1994 by Lohn Laing Homes in the City of Aliso Viejo, which is known for…
  • Mar 25

    CA Supreme Court Expands Scope of Attorney's Fees Awards Under Civ. Code Section 5975(c)

    CA Supreme Court Expands Scope of Attorney's Fees Awards Under Civ. Code Section 5975(c)
    *New Case LawLitigation can be a time consuming and costly endeavor. These two factors typically weigh heavily against filing a lawsuit, especially where there is no ability for the party prevailing in the lawsuit to recover its attorney's…
Rank this Week: 3323

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

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

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 2265

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: 2498

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

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

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

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

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle
    Join Matt Olson for lunch as he and Greg Demirchyan present "Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle" for the Business Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Reno…
  • Feb 19

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy
    This Monday, February 23, 2015, at the City Club of San Francisco, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum in cooperation with the Taxation Section and the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will present…
Rank this Week: 3320

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

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

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

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

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle
    Join Matt Olson for lunch as he and Greg Demirchyan present "Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle" for the Business Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Reno…
  • Feb 19

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy
    This Monday, February 23, 2015, at the City Club of San Francisco, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum in cooperation with the Taxation Section and the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will present…
Rank this Week: 1581

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Apr 13

    What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board

    What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board
    I questioned whether to even write this post. Because, of course, YOU would never find yourself hightailing it out of town  with the California Contractor’s State License Board…
  • Apr 8

    Back in My Day . . .

    Back in My Day . . .
    A report released by our neighbors up north has been making the press rounds recently about how smartphones, and computers in general, have made us more dumberer, eh. But before…
  • Apr 6

    What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?: Ghost Schedules on Construction Project

    What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?: Ghost Schedules on Construction Project
    I just finished reading a report issued this past month by Navigant’s Construction Forum entitled, “Ghost Schedules – What, Why & What’s the Risk.” As one…
Rank this Week: 2186

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Apr 12

    Prosecutorial discretion in immigration court still should be going strong

    Prosecutorial discretion in immigration court still should be going strong
    On August 6, 2015, Brian M. O’Leary, the Chief Immigration Judge, the head of the immigration judges,  and Riah Ramlogan, the Acting Principal legal Advisor for ICE, ICE’s head of its immigration court prosecutors, both…
  • Apr 3

    USCIS in San Diego has new rule – no proof of submission of document

    USCIS in San Diego has new rule – no proof of submission of document
    Every adjudicative body I have ever dealt with, from government agencies to the Supreme Court, provide proof of filing documents. Today I met the exception. I delivered documents for a case as requested by USCIS to the San Diego USCIS office.…
  • Mar 29

    Let’s be serious about Alejandro Mayorka

    Let’s be serious about Alejandro Mayorka
    For 4 years, from 2009 to 2013, Alejandro Mayorkas was the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This was not a glamor position highly coveted in government. It meant taking over a portion of the former INS which was…
Rank this Week: 5007

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2284

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Apr 11

    3 Basic Concepts of Patent Infringement

    3 Basic Concepts of Patent Infringement
    A patent is a right of the patent owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale and importing the invention into the United States.  A patent provides: an exclusionary right, not a right to do something; a remedy…
  • Mar 27

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim
    Bottom line: The Federal Circuit construed the meaning of a phrase (i.e., a contact hole) which typically is construed to mean “one or more” to mean “two or more.” This case illustrates the fickleness of patent…
  • Mar 23

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect
    Bottom line: Claim sets that include independent claims directed to different types of entities (e.g., manufacturer v. end user, receiver v. transmitter, method v. apparatus) may enable the patent owner to license its patents to one entity…
Rank this Week: 4123

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
  • Apr 11

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

    Re-Hire Bans May Be Banned -Golden v. California Emergency Physician
    Something we often see when a case settles is that employers prefer to include a “no re-hire” provision in their agreement. What, you were harassed, sued, settled and now want your job back? You may be in luck. Read on – The…
  • 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 •…
Rank this Week: 3880

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Apr 11

    What if I am forced to bring illegal drugs into the United States?

    What if I am forced to bring illegal drugs into the United States?
    Suppose for instance that you are sipping a margarita in Rosarito Beach , Mexico. You are approached by armed men and told that you must carry a package of methamphetamine, cocaine, or heroin in your car into the United States or your…
  • Apr 5

    Finding the Best Defense Attorney

    Finding the Best Defense Attorney
    Suppose for a minute that you live in San Diego, California. Someone in your family has just been arrested for a serious federal drug crime, importation of methamphetamine, “crystal,” into the United States at the San Ysidro Port…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3232

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    “Undue Influence” Can Undo Your Estate Planning Intention

    “Undue Influence” Can Undo Your Estate Planning Intention
    Your deathbed is not the right place to make a will or begin the estate planning process. Individuals who are hospitalized or dying are often subject to the undue influence of others. California courts may invalidate a will or other estate…
  • Mar 22

    The Importance of Managing Trust Asset

    The Importance of Managing Trust Asset
    A living trust can help provide for both you and your children. Married couples often establish a joint trust to manage their assets during their lifetimes, and when one spouse dies, the other spouse may continue to benefit from the trust. A…
  • Mar 20

    Addressing “Joint” and “Community” Property in Your Estate Plan

    Addressing “Joint” and “Community” Property in Your Estate Plan
    California is a “community property” state. This means any property acquired during a marriage belongs to the spouses equally. In the event of divorce, any community property must be divided between the spouses. Of course, a…
Rank this Week: 1539

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 1474

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

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

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Catherine DeBono Holmes Will Participate as a Panelist at the 2015 IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference

    Catherine DeBono Holmes Will Participate as a Panelist at the 2015 IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference
    LOS ANGELES – Catherine De Bono Holmes, Chair of the Investment Capital Law Group at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP and publisher of the Investment Law Blog, will participate on a panel at the IIUSA 8th annual EB-5 Regional…
  • Apr 6

    EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development

    EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development
    By Catherine DeBono Holmes and Bruce Baltin This article was first published in the Winter 2015 edition of EB5 Investors magazine.      For EB-5 financing of hotel projects, proving that new jobs will be created…
  • Mar 5

    New Publication on EB-5 Financing and U.S. Securities Law

    New Publication on EB-5 Financing and U.S. Securities Law
    JMBM and AAEB5 Announce New Publication on EB-5 Financing and U.S. Securities Laws Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) and Advantage America EB5 Group are pleased to announce the publication of Regional Centers & Sponsors and…
Rank this Week: 1272

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3247

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Reporter at Wall Street Journal looking for F1 students story

    Reporter at Wall Street Journal looking for F1 students story
    A reporter for The Wall Street Journal is looking for F-1 students to share their experience about working on OPT and CPT. His story will look at the challenges international students face – from schools to employers to the visa system…
  • Apr 8

    As expected the H1B 2016 Cap is reached.

    As expected the H1B 2016 Cap is reached.
    For those who were hoping there will be no lottery on the H1B visa 2016, we have bad news. Today USCIS announced that the cap is reached both. Please see announcement from the USCIS today. WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration…
  • Apr 6

    USCIS H1B delivery Alert – Delivery Service Error Guidance for FY16 H-1B Cap Filing

    USCIS H1B delivery Alert – Delivery Service Error Guidance for FY16 H-1B Cap Filing
    USCIS would like to inform stakeholders about the proper action to take if cap-subject filings for fiscal year 2016 H-1B petitions are mishandled by delivery services. If a petitioner filed an FY16 H-1B cap petition in a timely manner,…
Rank this Week: 3833

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    What are Driving Under the Influence Enhancements?

    What are Driving Under the Influence Enhancements?
    When you hear the word “enhancement”, it sound like a good thing. But when you are talking about enhancement as it relates to a DUI sentence, it means that the potential sentence may be enhanced, meaning additional penalties. An…
  • Feb 26

    DUI Charges Dropped After Blood Results Confirm No DUI

    DUI Charges Dropped After Blood Results Confirm No DUI
    There is an interesting case out of Livingston County where a man was arrested and charged with DUI and then the case later dismissed.  According to the article, the man was involved in an accident and asked to take a breathalyzer test…
  • Feb 2

    DUI Arrests In Orange County California

    DUI Arrests In Orange County California
    Recent statistics have shown that there are approximately 13,000 DUI arrests in Orange County alone, out of nearly 200,000 in the State of California. In some years, more than 90 percent of Orange County DUI arrests result in conviction. A…
Rank this Week: 4273

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Apr 9

    Manslaughter Charge for Party Bus Owner

    Manslaughter Charge for Party Bus Owner
    Earlier this week, a party bus owner was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2012 death of a woman who fell out of his bus. According to NBC Bay Area News, 58-year-old Jon Reno St. James was found guilty in the Superior Court of…
  • Apr 9

    Consumers’ rights in the legal marketplace: problems of contingency fee clients who change attorney

    Consumers’ rights in the legal marketplace: problems of contingency fee clients who change attorney
    This article was published By Richard Alexander in September 1979 in the California State Bar Journal as a proposal for modifying a decision of the California Supreme Court that failed to consider the needs of consumers when changing…
  • Feb 27

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Oakland

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Oakland
    On Tuesday afternoon, a female bicyclist was struck and killed in an East Oakland neighborhood. According to KRON Channel Four News, the collision happened near Prune and San Leandro Streets, sometime around 4:30 p.m. The bicyclist, a woman…
Rank this Week: 3585

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    The Different Faces of Insurance Fraud in California

    The Different Faces of Insurance Fraud in California
    Insurance fraud is any act committed with the intent to obtain a fraudulent outcome from an insurance process. This may occur when a claimant attempts to obtain some benefit or advantage to which they are not otherwise entitled, or when an…
  • Mar 31

    The Insanity Defense in California

    The Insanity Defense in California
    There is no functional difference between temporary and permanent insanity under California law. The sole issue in California is the status of the defendant’s sanity at the time of the crime. The method of determining a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1659

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
  • Apr 9

    Can Creditors Pursue Me for Debts of My Deceased Spouse?

    Can Creditors Pursue Me for Debts of My Deceased Spouse?
    Because California is a “community property” state, in general both spouses are legally liable on the debts incurred by either spouse during a marriage. This means that, again in general, after the death of one spouse the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3137

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Can I get a Public Defender for my Los Angeles DUI Case?

    Can I get a Public Defender for my Los Angeles DUI Case?
    When you have been charged with drinking under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, you will asked to appear in court on a mandatory appearance. This first appearance is referred to as an Arraignment. At the arraignment one of the…
  • Apr 2

    What is a Pre Trial Hearing in a Los Angeles DUI Case?

    What is a Pre Trial Hearing in a Los Angeles DUI Case?
    When you have been stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence, you have not yet been convicted. Chances are you were arrested, and charged under California Vehicle Code §23152 or 23153. These are the California DUI statutes. You…
  • Mar 26

    Probable Cause During a Los Angeles DUI Stop – Part Two

    Probable Cause During a Los Angeles DUI Stop – Part Two
    As discussed in the previous blog, you will be asked certain questions by an officer during a routine DUI stop. An officer needs probable cause for intoxication before he can arrest you for suspicion of driving under the influence. Admissions…
Rank this Week: 4911

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Apr 9

    Catholic Divorce

    Catholic Divorce
    Every religion has its dogma and practice regarding divorce.  That includes the Catholic Church.  With a billion+ catholics around the world, the effect of Catholic policy has an impact on divorce practice. A recent…
  • Mar 31

    John Harding Speaks at Spain Program

    John Harding Speaks at Spain Program
    Harding & Associates Family Law principal John Harding enjoyed the privilege of appearing as a speaker at the European Chapter meeting of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Conducted in Seville, Spain in March, the…
  • Mar 17

    The Vexatious Litigant

    The Vexatious Litigant
    If you have a compulsion to go to court for no apparent reason it can get you into hot water.  Section 391 of California’s Code of Civil Procedure says a vexatious litigant is “a person who has, while acting [as his or her…
Rank this Week: 2810

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Apr 9

    What Goldilocks Knew About Tax Season

    What Goldilocks Knew About Tax Season
    It’s so easy to get a tax filing extension and put off the unpleasant work til fall. Procrastination is easy, and even sanctioned by the simplicity of an extension. But doing it now is important to your financial wellbeing From a purely…
  • Apr 2

    Time’s Running Out

    Time’s Running Out
    Why does April tax season put me in mind of September Song ? Oh, the days dwindle down, to a precious few…. A precious few days to make your 2014 contribution to tax advantaged retirement accounts. Or, do you tap your foot to…
  • Apr 1

    The Homeowner Nightmare After Loan Modification

    The Homeowner Nightmare After Loan Modification
    Mortgage modifications were supposed to save the day. They promised to keep homeowners in their homes despite the housing crash of the Great Recession. To some extent that has worked. Or at least mortgage modifications spread the…
Rank this Week: 2177

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Apr 9

    Non-Compete Agreements and Limitations on Future Employment in California

    Non-Compete Agreements and Limitations on Future Employment in California
    Section 16600 of the California Business and Professions Code provides that “every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind of to that extent void”. The law is not…
  • Mar 27

    Waiting Time Penalties Rules Due in California

    Waiting Time Penalties Rules Due in California
    Under California Labor Code section 203, an employer must pay a waiting time penalty on wages owed when the employer willfully fails to pay wages due under section 201 ore 202. A waiting time penalty is equal to one day’s pay fore each…
  • Feb 1

    Oral Complaints About Labor Law Violations Are Protected

    Oral Complaints About Labor Law Violations Are Protected
    Some employees assume that unless they have proof of complaining about a particular labor law violation, the protections of anti-retaliation laws do not apply to them. However, as the US Supreme Court recently held in Kasten v Saint-Gobain…
Rank this Week: 1652

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: 1146

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Along Came A Spider....

    Along Came A Spider....
    As reported in the Louisiana Record, a customer at Deanie's Seafood asserts that he ingested a spider while eating a platter of seafood. Lee Taylor filed suit against Chifici Enterprises Inc. and Deanie's Seafood in the Orleans Parish Civil…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1830

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/
  • Apr 8

    Finding Lost Life Insurance

    Finding Lost Life Insurance
    Consumer Reports estimates that at least $1 billion in benefits from forgotten life insurance policies are waiting to be claimed. Often, when I meet with adult children administering a trust after the death of a parent, they’re not…
  • Mar 6

    If You Are Named as Executor, Pay Attention

    If You Are Named as Executor, Pay Attention
    Executor fails to file estate taxes when due. $1.2 million in penalties result.
  • Feb 11

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff
    Estate planning is often motivated by the big things. I’m not getting philosophical here. Forget about life and death. On a practical level, what brings families into my office are often the big financial assets–the house,…
Rank this Week: 3654

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
  • Apr 8

    Vote ‘No’ on S.B. 192

    Vote ‘No’ on S.B. 192
    At GJEL, we’re very supportive of wearing bicycle helmets. We’ve seen countless victims hit by drivers while bicycling whose lives were saved by helmets, and others not wearing helmets who’ve experienced significant injuries…
  • Apr 6

    Baby, you can drive my “self-driving” car: but what if it hits somebody?

    Baby, you can drive my “self-driving” car: but what if it hits somebody?
    photo credit: 2420 via photopin (license) It is clear that the object of romantic interest in the Beatles’ song never anticipated a self-driving (“autonomous”) car; but as that technology gets closer to becoming a commercial…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 3360

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Apr 7

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?
    This post about the origin of the copyright symbol (©) is based on my answer to a Quora question. See Why are the symbols of “©” and “®” used to identify copyrights and registered trademarks?…
  • Apr 1

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?
    This post answers a question I have been asked many times: How can a foreigner open a bank account in the U.S.? This question usually is asked by foreign entrepreneurs. They want to start a business in the U.S. And to do so effectively, a…
  • Mar 27

    May a Minor Form an LLC?

    May a Minor Form an LLC?
    This post – asking “May a minor form an LLC?” – is a companion to May a Minor Form a Corporation? I have been wanting to write this post for more than two years, ever  since writing the corporation post referenced…
Rank this Week: 3992

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody
    Courts are being asked to decide vaccination issues between disagreeing parents in child custody cases . These disagreements are catching the public's eye and ears in the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak, and public opposition to…
  • Jan 15

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?
    Recent changes in the California version of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act now permit a judge making a restraining order, to make an order for "... the exclusive care, possession, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased,…
  • Nov 19

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
Rank this Week: 4302

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    9th Circ. Panel Bolsters Trustees’ Reach-Back Power

    9th Circ. Panel Bolsters Trustees’ Reach-Back Power
    Editor’s note: this post originally appeared in Law360. In a recent decision, the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit resolved what it described as an issue of “first impression” in the Ninth…
  • Jan 6

    Local Bar Association Files Amicus Brief in Baker Botts v. ASARCO Case

    Local Bar Association Files Amicus Brief in Baker Botts v. ASARCO Case
    Baker Botts L.L.P. et al. v. ASARCO L.L.C., currently pending before the Supreme Court of the United States, is of particular interest to bankruptcy practitioners because this decision will have far-reaching effects regarding attorney’s…
  • Nov 24

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit
    Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali in San Francisco said last week that he will allow a direct appeal to the Ninth Circuit from one of his rulings in the bankruptcy of Howrey LLP, skipping an intermediate appeal to the U.S. District Court.…
Rank this Week: 2688