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California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Negotiating with a creditor

    Negotiating with a creditor
    Sometimes people decide that they want to negotiate directly with a creditor. That is not always a bad idea. In fact, if you are early enough in the process, it can be good for you. But how do you do...
  • Jul 21

    FTC Goes After LifeLock

    FTC Goes After LifeLock
    Not really a surprise, but the Federal Trade Commission today announced a lawsuit against LifeLock. LifeLock knows that people are going to steal your identity, but apparently they do not know that they are going to be sued. A bit...
  • Jun 10

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out
    So one of the biggest questions I get from tenants is about security deposits. No one has a probably paying it. But everyone has an issue when it comes time to move out. Landlords want more than they deserve. Tenants...
Rank this Week: 1031

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

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

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Choosing an insurance agent

    Choosing an insurance agent
    I get asked often about picking an insurance agent. People buy a house and they want to find an agent. Or they want to shop around. Unfortunately, most people make the same mistake: they shop solely based on price. Insurance...
  • Jun 10

    Auto Insurance property damage issues - again

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

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your personal injury case

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your personal injury case
    People sometimes call me up and ask a simple question: Why should I hire you to help me with my car accident? After all, it should be easy to resolve. As simple as it sounds, it is an important question....
Rank this Week: 558

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Elder Abuse in Orange County, CA

    Elder Abuse in Orange County, CA
    I receive lots of inquiries about elder abuse from people who have read my previous blogs and visited my website. Most of the contacts are from folks who believe that their elderly relatives have been either physically or financially abused…
  • Jul 14

    Crime In The Court in Orange County, CA

    Crime In The Court in Orange County, CA
    I have had many clients come to me and say, either jokingly or for real, can't I pay someone to "take care of this?" I always laughingly say, "This isn't Chicago with Al Capone and gangsters running the courts". Apparently, I was wrong. At…
  • Jul 6

    DUI with Injury. Felony or Misdemeanor?

    DUI with Injury. Felony or Misdemeanor?
    The DA has the right to charge a DUI where injury is claimed, with either a felony or a misdemeanor. What makes it a felony charge or a less severe misdemeanor is the extent of the injury suffered by the victim. Sometimes it's obvious that…
Rank this Week: 4667

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    23 Must-Watch Courtroom Moments from TV & Movie

    23 Must-Watch Courtroom Moments from TV & Movie
    Lots of memorable things can happen in a courtroom here in the real world, but Hollywood has a way of making things seem bigger and more dramatic (or hilarious) on whichever-sized-screen it chooses. When compiling this list of the 23…
  • Jun 17

    21 Random, Amazing and Bizarre Facts about Perry Mason

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

    Top 17 Most Popular Fictional TV Lawyer

    Top 17 Most Popular Fictional TV Lawyer
    The law often seems more exhilarating on television and in movies than it actually is in the courtroom. Part of this difference is due to the men and women behind the arguments. Hollywood has a memorable way of presenting legal pros at their…
Rank this Week: 4192

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Amusement Park Visit was a Gas!

    Amusement Park Visit was a Gas!
    In June 2009, Kent and Jennifer Higgins and family visited Santa Claus, an Indiana amusement park owned and operated by the Koch Development Corp. The filter pump connected to the park's lazy river malfunctioned. As staff worked to fix the…
  • Jul 1

    Job Applicant Sues Louisiana Walmart Over Chair Collapse

    Job Applicant Sues Louisiana Walmart Over Chair Collapse
    Walmart is being sued by a woman who claims she was injured when a chair collapsed underneath her when she visited a local store seeking a job. As reported in the Louisiana Record, Venice Mallet, and husband Dwayne, filed suit against…
  • Jun 21

    Guardrail company fined $663 million for defrauding government

    Guardrail company fined $663 million for defrauding government
    Trinity Industries Inc., manufacturers of a highway guardrail safety system tied to at least nine deaths, was ordered by a judge to pay $663 million for defrauding the U.S. government. As reported in The Insurance Journal, the decision on…
Rank this Week: 2563

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 22

    Craig McClellan Appears on ABC 10 News to Discuss Fatal Crash

    Craig McClellan Appears on ABC 10 News to Discuss Fatal Crash
    For the past decade, locals of Oceanside, CA have complained that Vista Way is a dangerous road to travel, referring to it as a “death trap.” With dozens of car accidents occurring over the past decade, it is no wonder why…
  • Jun 30

    Holiday Safety Tips: Staying Safe on Fourth of July

    Holiday Safety Tips: Staying Safe on Fourth of July
    The McClellan Law Firm hopes that everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend! During this time of year, many of us choose to celebrate the Fourth of July with a vacation, celebration, or backyard party. While having fun is a tradition…
  • May 6

    Cell Phone Restrictions Help Reduce Car Accidents -- At Least in California

    Cell Phone Restrictions Help Reduce Car Accidents -- At Least in California
    In July 2008, California banned handheld cell phone use while driving. Now, over three years later, it is clear that this ban has helped contribute to a decrease in distracted driving deaths throughout California state. The California…
Rank this Week: 4884

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Simi Valley Taxi Drivers Protest Lack of Uber Regulation

    Simi Valley Taxi Drivers Protest Lack of Uber Regulation
    According to the Simi Valley Acorn, local taxi drivers and taxi company owners were at the Simi Valley City Council meeting on Monday to protest against the rise of Uber, a popular ride sharing service, in the community. Their main problem…
  • Jul 15

    Malibu to Implement Safety Improvements to Prevent Accident

    Malibu to Implement Safety Improvements to Prevent Accident
    Due to the high frequency of Malibu car accidents, the city has decided to implement new safety measures to try to decrease the amount of accidents. Many Malibu accidents happen on Pacific Coast Highway, which is a long stretch of road…
  • Jun 16

    6 People Killed in California Apartment Balcony Collapse

    6 People Killed in California Apartment Balcony Collapse
    6 people died today and others suffered serious injuries when an apartment balcony they were on collapsed. The apartment balcony collapse accident happened in Berkeley, California, and the victims appear to be Irish citizens in California on…
Rank this Week: 4652

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/
  • Jul 22

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know
    Attorney KC Marie Knox of Law Firm Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP will be teaching a 2-day Practical Course hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI) on the subject of Elder Law and Medicaid Planning. KC Marie Knox is a Los Angeles…
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

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

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
Rank this Week: 3220

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/
  • Jul 22

    Worker classification and secure work in the “sharing economy”

    Worker classification and secure work in the “sharing economy”
    By Veena Dubal Last month, a California Labor Commissioner decided that Barbara Ann Berwick was an employee of (venture capital darling) Uber for purposes of employment protection under California law.   A charged media…
  • Jul 2

    On to the next battle — employment equality for LGBT worker

    On to the next battle — employment equality for LGBT worker
    By Lisa Mak   Last Friday, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across America.  This historic decision was a momentous step forward in advancing equality for the LGBT community, but the fight for equality is far from over.…
  • Jun 21

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace
    By Sarah Schlehr and Mariko Yoshihara This Father’s Day, let’s do more than just celebrate our dads with Hallmark cards and backyard barbecues.  Instead, let’s give our dads something they really need – flexible…
Rank this Week: 1701

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

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

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
Rank this Week: 4783

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2929

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Mandelbrot Law Firm Publishes Comprehensive List of Asbestos Product

    Mandelbrot Law Firm Publishes Comprehensive List of Asbestos Product
    The Asbestos Factbook - 1944.pdf Sure - many know that insulation materials contained asbestos. But did you know automobile floorboards contained asbestos? How about movie curtains? Christmas Tree flock? Baking Sheets? Yes to all of them.…
  • Jul 20

    Mandelbrot Law Firm Publishes Comprehensive List of Asbestos Product

    Mandelbrot Law Firm Publishes Comprehensive List of Asbestos Product
    The Asbestos Factbook - 1944.pdf Sure - many know that insulation materials contained asbestos. But did you know automobile floorboards contained asbestos? How about movie curtains? Christmas Tree flock? Baking Sheets? Yes to all of them.…
  • Jul 20

    Mandelbrot Law Firm Publishes Comprehensive List of Asbestos Product

    Mandelbrot Law Firm Publishes Comprehensive List of Asbestos Product
    The Asbestos Factbook - 1944.pdf Sure - many know that insulation materials contained asbestos. But did you know automobile floorboards contained asbestos? How about movie curtains? Christmas Tree flock? Baking Sheets? Yes to all of them.…
Rank this Week: 3607

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/
  • Jul 20

    Caring for a Loved Elder from a Distance

    Caring for a Loved Elder from a Distance
    If you have a loved elder in your life who doesn't live near you, it can prove challenging to keep an eye on the care they are receiving in a nursing home, from an in-home caregiver, or even from another family member. For example, if you…
  • Jul 7

    San Diego Elders With Dementia: More Likely To Be Abused?

    San Diego Elders With Dementia: More Likely To Be Abused?
    According to The National Center on Elder Abuse it is estimated that between two to five million elderly Americans suffer from some form of elder abuse each year. Elder abuse occurs in many forms including physical, emotional, psychological,…
  • Jun 29

    Recognizing Self Neglect in Elder

    Recognizing Self Neglect in Elder
    While neglect of elders is often an intentional act by caregivers, it is important to understand that many times as people age, they begin to neglect their own care. This can easily lead to illness or injury. If you have concerns that a loved…
Rank this Week: 2691

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

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

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Jul 19

    What Happens After Divorce Papers Are Served? Answers for Uncontested and Contested Divorce

    What Happens After Divorce Papers Are Served? Answers for Uncontested and Contested Divorce
    What happens after divorce papers are served? The answer in a California divorce case depends on whether the divorce is contested or uncontested. In uncontested California divorce cases, a timely response is filed and served and the spouses…
  • May 29

    What to Expect in Divorce Court. What Happens and Why?

    What to Expect in Divorce Court. What Happens and Why?
    Divorce Court can be scary for everyone except for judges and divorce lawyers. We are used to it. What to expect in Divorce Court is the scariest part because the unexpected can lead to fear. Fear of what? Fear of the unknown. Sounds obvious…
  • Apr 25

    How Can I Kick My Wife or Husband out of the House?

    How Can I Kick My Wife or Husband out of the House?
    Question: How can I kick my wife or husband out of the house in California? Answer: California family law requires a showing of assault or threatened assault if the request is made on an emergency basis or the potential for physical or…
Rank this Week: 2554

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
  • Jul 17

    10 Ways Bankruptcy Solves Tax Problem

    10 Ways Bankruptcy Solves Tax Problem
    If you owe a lot of income taxes, you may have wondered whether bankruptcy can help you deal with this special kind of debt. There's a good chance that you have misconceptions about whether and how it might help. Hopefully this list will help…
  • Jun 5

    In Bankruptcy, Is Jointly Titled Property Community Property?

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

    Chapter 13 Can Help Your Co-Signer and Protect Them

    Chapter 13 Can Help Your Co-Signer and Protect Them
    WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL CHALLENGES WITH CO-SIGNED DEBTS? Co-signed debts present a number of issues if you are thinking about filing bankruptcy. First, there are risks in paying co-signed debts (or paying money to a co-signer directly) during…
Rank this Week: 3019

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jul 17

    Should California Eliminate USPAP as its Sole Standard of Valuation Practice for Real Estate Appraisers?

    Should California Eliminate USPAP as its Sole Standard of Valuation Practice for Real Estate Appraisers?
    Six weeks ago, I wrote about California Assembly Bill 624 and the Appraisal Institute’s effort to change California law that presently requires all licensed appraisers to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal…
  • Jul 10

    Expanding Your View of Takings Law

    Expanding Your View of Takings Law
    As an eminent domain attorney, when I think about a “takings” claim, I always think about a claim involving someone’s real property.  Has the government trespassed onto private property, has it imposed regulations that…
  • Jun 16

    California Supreme Court Holds Inclusionary Zoning Subject to Rational Basis Review

    California Supreme Court Holds Inclusionary Zoning Subject to Rational Basis Review
    2013 was a banner year for developers under the takings clause, as both the U.S. Supreme Court and California Supreme Court issued decisions expanding the developers’ ability to challenge exactions as unconstitutional. In Koontz v. St.…
Rank this Week: 3821

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1573

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.stocktoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Petaluma Premises Liability Lawyers Look at Slip and Fall Detail

    Petaluma Premises Liability Lawyers Look at Slip and Fall Detail
    At Sette Law, our Petaluma personal injury attorneys know that most people are at least vaguely aware of slip and fall litigation. For instance, someone falls in a retail store, breaks a leg and subsequently sues the store owner to recover…
  • Jun 16

    Product Liability Info for Petaluma

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

    Petaluma DUI Lawyers Urge Driver Awareness of Risk

    Petaluma DUI Lawyers Urge Driver Awareness of Risk
    In Petaluma, DUI attorneys at Sette Law want drivers in our community to be aware of the physical effects of alcohol that too often lead to a serious accident. As injury lawyers, we see first-hand the terrible results of the decision to drink…
Rank this Week: 4851

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers Examine Premises Liability

    Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers Examine Premises Liability
    Attorneys at Sacramento’s Sette Law focus on the expansive category of personal injury law. Attorneys specialize in one of the most important (and occasionally complex) arenas called premises liability – when an individual on the…
  • Jun 16

    Sacramento Liability Attorneys Look at Defective Product Law

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

    Drunk Drivers Not Welcome in Sacramento

    Drunk Drivers Not Welcome in Sacramento
    Accident attorneys at Sette Law begin this blog with a sobering statistic: According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of people admitting they drove while drunk exceed the population of Texas. Our…
Rank this Week: 4837

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
  • Jul 17

    California Reasonable Accommodation Bill Gets Signed Into Law (AB 987)

    California Reasonable Accommodation Bill Gets Signed Into Law (AB 987)
    Governor Brown has just signed AB 987, Employment discrimination: unlawful employment practices (2015-2016), authored by Assemblymember Levine, which amends the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) under the religious…
  • Jul 5

    California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522)

    California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522)
    July 1, 2015 rolled out the new Paid Sick Leave Law aka California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. Here is a quick checklist of what the new law means for employees and employers and a link to a mandatory DLSE…
  • Jun 18

    Uber DLSE Ruling Finds Driver an Employee

    Uber DLSE Ruling Finds Driver an Employee
    California’s labor commissioner, known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) has ruled that a driver for Uber should be classified as an employee of the company, a decision that marks the latest setback for…
Rank this Week: 3771

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    The IRS *Never* Phones You As Its First Contact

    The IRS *Never* Phones You As Its First Contact
    My client has several years of unfiled tax returns. Like many people with several years of unfiled tax returns, he’s been putting off working with me. So I hadn’t heard from him for about six months when he called me in a panic.…
  • Jul 14

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank Ever? Part IV…

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank Ever? Part IV…
    I’m cheered to see that others out there share my opinion of Wells Fargo Bank. For my prior screeds against this bank, see here, here, and here.  My rants against Wells Fargo may soon have as many volumes as the Harry Potter books.…
  • Jul 6

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account
    The United States has an unusual tax regime: it taxes its citizens and residents on their worldwide income, not just on what is earned in the United States. The only other country that does this is Eritrea. Can you even find Eritrea on a map?…
Rank this Week: 1656

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1641

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

Comments of a 30-Year Former IRS Insider. By Mopsick Tax Law, LLP.

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    WORKING WITH THE IRS WHILE IT IS IN THE PENALTY BOX: MIDYEAR REPORT FROM NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE

    WORKING WITH THE IRS WHILE IT IS IN THE PENALTY BOX: MIDYEAR REPORT FROM NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE
    On July 15, 2015, the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, issued her mid-year report which she is required to do twice a year.  For some time now, the IRS has been trying to do its job with one hand tied behind its back as it…
  • May 28

    Tax Conference - Federal Tax Practice & Procedure - 90 Years of Tax Wisdom

    Tax Conference - Federal Tax Practice & Procedure - 90 Years of Tax Wisdom
    Mopsick Tax Law, LLP, is pleased to announce that Steven Mopsick is teaming up with Tax Media Network, Inc. in scheduling a unique educational program.  The program is scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 18 and 19, 2015…
  • May 12

    FBARs Due June 30, 2015: Continuing Challenges For the Practitioner

    FBARs Due June 30, 2015: Continuing Challenges For the Practitioner
    We are pleased to republish with permission, a Tax Notes article my Partner Ryan Carrere and I published on April 27, 2015.  For those practitioners with clients with offshore financial accounts,  the filing season isn’t…
Rank this Week: 3696

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3914

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

Looks at personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical news from around the Sacramento area.

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Eleventh Consecutive Year

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Eleventh Consecutive Year
    Sacramento trial attorney and founder of Cutter Law P.C. recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer for his eleventh consecutive year. July 16, 2015 – (Sacramento, CA) – C. Brooks Cutter, founder of Cutter Law P.C., has been…
  • Jul 13

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life
    On Sunday, 33-year-old Mustafa Rafi was killed and his 8-year-old son suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a distracted driver while bike riding to a nearby store. Mustafa, along with his wife and four kids, arrived in…
  • Jul 6

    Former CEO of OtisMed Corporation Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison

    Former CEO of OtisMed Corporation Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison
    On June 26th, the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey sentenced former CEO of OtisMed Corporation, Charlie Chi, to 24 months in a prison for shipping adulterated knee replacement cutting guides. Additionally, he was ordered to…
Rank this Week: 1684

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

Covers business law. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.commercialinternationalarbitration.com/
  • Jul 15

    Bad Assumptions to Avoid in International Arbitration

    Bad Assumptions to Avoid in International Arbitration
    You are a seasoned U.S. trial lawyer who has been retained by an important client to handle a major breach of contract dispute between the client and its overseas business partner.  Congratulations!  The contract has a mandatory…
  • Jun 29

    Roundup of Recent Pro and Anti-ISDS Commentary

    Roundup of Recent Pro and Anti-ISDS Commentary
    Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) has been very much in the news lately as part of the raging political debate over the merits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade…
  • Jun 9

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration
    As experienced practitioners know, the old adage that arbitration is a less costly and more efficient alternative to litigation does not always hold true in practice.  Satellite litigation to enforce arbitration agreements, arbitrator…
Rank this Week: 1799

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Jul 15

    Must HOAs Provide Sick Leave to Employees?

    Must HOAs Provide Sick Leave to Employees?
    Here is some important information for homeowner associations in California that employ personnel. Note the key date of July 15, 2015. The following information was pulled verbatim from the California
  • Jul 8

    Should an Inspector in an HOA Election Give Out a List of Who Returned a Ballot?

    Should an Inspector in an HOA Election Give Out a List of Who Returned a Ballot?
    This is a small blog (for me)  but with large implications. Thus, I am planning to follow it up with an E-newsletter for the July edition and provide a more
  • Jul 4

    GIVING PROXIES IN AN HOA OR CONDO – IS IT LEGAL?

    GIVING PROXIES IN AN HOA OR CONDO – IS IT LEGAL?
    It’s summer time, a time for some summertime blogs. A time for vacation, yay! So what kind of problems arise in a homeowners association because of vacations?   One question
Rank this Week: 698

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3782

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown
    By Michael Reiter Attorney at Law You may have seen the articles about the new California law that permits dead lawns during the drought. Here is the text of AB1, introduced by Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino):…
  • Apr 6

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
  • Feb 20

    Byron Waters, Pioneering San Bernardino County Attorney and the First President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association

    Byron Waters, Pioneering San Bernardino County Attorney and the First President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law As a Director-At-Large of the San Bernardino County Bar Association, President Jack Osborn asked me to serve on the San Bernardino County Bar Association Bulletin Committee.  As such, I will be writing…
Rank this Week: 3127

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer…

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, negligence and product liability. By The Bogan Law Firm.

http://www.modestopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Bar Owner Liability and Negligent Security in California

    Bar Owner Liability and Negligent Security in California
    Generally bar owners and operators in California cannot be held civilly liable for the acts done by their patrons while intoxicated. Liability that is extended to bar owners for the actions of their patrons is known as "dram shop" laws. Laws…
  • Jul 8

    Uninsured Bicyclist Accidents in California

    Uninsured Bicyclist Accidents in California
    According to the Los Angeles Times article published on October 27, 2014, California leads the nation in bicycle accident deaths. The LA Times article references a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association. In that study Dr. Allan…
  • Aug 3

    California Man Awarded Millions In Motorcycle Accident After Defendant Refused To Negotiate A Settlement

    California Man Awarded Millions In Motorcycle Accident After Defendant Refused To Negotiate A Settlement
    Modesto motorcycle accident attorney knows that Modesto's area summer weather brings out the motorcycles. Modesto and its ideal central California location, being 90 minutes from San Francisco and within an hour of various mountains, make it…
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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/
  • Jul 13

    How to Give Your Kids Money Now That They Can’t Use Until Later

    How to Give Your Kids Money Now That They Can’t Use Until Later
    Crummey Trusts hold assets for the benefit of children that count as annual gifts, even though the children don't have control of the money for years.
  • Jun 25

    Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long

    Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long
    Women should approach estate planning as if they were single, because they might very well be.
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: Estate Planning Change

    Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: Estate Planning Change
    For those of us with a Supreme Court habit, the end of June is an exciting time. It’s kind of like October baseball, it’s when the big decisions get announced, at the very end of the year’s term. This June, there are two big…
Rank this Week: 3540

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law Group, P.C.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Maintaining Your Busine

    Maintaining Your Busine
    It is very important to maintain your business, and it is often something that is forgotten about while you focus on building your business and taking care of clients. Often life changes impact your business that you may not expect.  We…
  • Jul 6

    Asset Protection (Part 3)

    Asset Protection (Part 3)
    In Part 2, we discussed insurance protections for you.  Now we will explore some less common methods for asset protection. As many (or some) are already familiar, there are revocable living trusts for estate planning.  There are…
  • Jun 29

    Asset Protection (Part 2)

    Asset Protection (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we started discussing automobile insurance to protect your assets from an accident vehicles.  Now we will flip the coin and explore how higher limits on your automobile policy also provides better protection for you and your…
Rank this Week: 1724

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution
    On June 19, two Swiss banks agreed to pay penalties totaling nearly $6 million in order to avoid prosecution under the Department of Justice’s program which requires Swiss firms to disclose how they helped their American clients avoid…
  • Jul 7

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund
    On June 19, Enrique Free Pacheco filed his third complaint for a refund of taxes withheld from the winnings he earned by playing the slots in Las Vegas. This complaint is Pacheco’s third, following lawsuits filed in the US Court of…
  • Jun 18

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

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
Rank this Week: 2852

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/
  • Jul 10

    August 2015 Visa Bulletin was published today!

    August 2015 Visa Bulletin was published today!
    Visa Bulletin August 2015 was published today. Only movement and change noticeable was that the Philipines EB3 category is no longer under unavailable. As for India EB2, no movement staying October 1 2008. If the trend continues there is a…
  • Jul 8

    PeerallyLaw.com re-designed.

    PeerallyLaw.com re-designed.
    The website Peerallylaw.com has changed its look and has now some important features  including Breaking News , a radio archive of the SPLG law shows and information feed from H4toEAD.com. The breaking news section covers important…
  • Jul 6

    LawFuel.com – Shah Peerally Law Show 5 Years on Air.

    LawFuel.com – Shah Peerally Law Show 5 Years on Air.
    It’s not every lawyer who has his own radio show, but for prominent California immigration attorney Shah Peerally he has not only had one, but it is now entering its sixth successful year on air. The Shah Peerally Law Show is…
Rank this Week: 3738

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    August 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    August 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: August 2015 Visa Bulletin Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India (October 1, 2008) and China (December 15,…
  • May 20

    USCIS Announcement

    USCIS Announcement
    http://http://www.uscis.gov/news/uscis-temporarily-suspends-premium-processing-extension-stay-h-1b-petitions Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B…
  • Apr 29

    Amended H-1B petition is required for any material change to the H-1B employee’s worksite location

    Amended H-1B petition is required for any material change to the H-1B employee’s worksite location
    In a decision issued on April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), which conducts administrative review of certain categories of appeals to denials of immigration benefits, to ensure that immigration law and policy is interpreted…
Rank this Week: 4385

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

Covers environmental law, climate change, and clean technology. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
Rank this Week: 2870

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Pedestrian Hit in Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood

    Pedestrian Hit in Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood
    On Wednesday evening, a pedestrian was struck and injured near the Panhandle in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. According to KRON News Channel Four, the collision happened at about 7:15 p.m., at the intersection of Oak Street and Masonic…
  • May 15

    $500,000 Recovery In 2015 Dollars For Child Molestation: “Took Every Penny the Molester Had”

    $500,000 Recovery In 2015 Dollars For Child Molestation: “Took Every Penny the Molester Had”
    Molestation Case Against Stepfather Settled for San Jose Woman San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday, January 18, 1984 By Allyn Stone A young San Jose woman who was sexually molested by her stepfather nine years ago was awarded $210,000 worth of…
  • Apr 24

    Nearly One Million Trek Bicycles Recalled

    Nearly One Million Trek Bicycles Recalled
    After three reported incidents, one of which left a rider paralyzed, Trek has issued a recall of nearly one million bicycles across the United States and Canada. According to a recent article by Time Magazine, the bicycles in question have…
Rank this Week: 3458

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/
  • Jul 9

    High School Sports And Gender Identity- Which Team Can I Play On?

    High School Sports And Gender Identity- Which Team Can I Play On?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Is your son or daughter transgender, identifying as the opposite sex?  Do they play sports?  Which team do they play on: the teams of their physical gender (for…
  • May 5

    When In Doubt Go To The School District

    When In Doubt Go To The School District
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Are you frustrated that your school's Principal or Vice Principal are not listening nor acting adequately on your school complaints?  Are you being given a blank…
  • Mar 26

    One More Tool To Stop Your Child's Expulsion: No Proof Of Other Means Of Correction Or Physical Danger

    One More Tool To Stop Your Child's Expulsion: No Proof Of Other Means Of Correction Or Physical Danger
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995With school expulsions, it can sometimes seem hopeless.  The school may be able to prove a child "did it," and isn't that it?  Not necessarily.  Schools…
Rank this Week: 2849

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Jul 9

    Criminal Convictions Can Result in Serious Immigration Consequence

    Criminal Convictions Can Result in Serious Immigration Consequence
    Criminal convictions are always accompanied with consequences.  However the consequence for immigrant visa-holders can be dire.  Depending on the nature of the crimes committed, immigrants can face deportation, inadmissibility or…
  • Jun 23

    Parole Program for Entrepreneurs Part of Obama’s Executive Action

    Parole Program for Entrepreneurs Part of Obama’s Executive Action
    Part of the executive action announced by President Obama for immigration reform last November was a parole program for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are extremely valuable to American business and are responsible for many start up…
  • Jun 18

    H-1B Visa Alternative

    H-1B Visa Alternative
    This year 233,000 applicants competed for the 65,000 H-1B visas available. This means over 150,000 applicants were not considered and denied the opportunity to apply. The unlucky applicants can wait and try again next year, but in the…
Rank this Week: 1848

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/
  • Jul 7

    Hospitals, Antitrust, the Department of Justice, and Agreements to Not Compete on Marketing

    Hospitals, Antitrust, the Department of Justice, and Agreements to Not Compete on Marketing
    What is great about practicing antitrust law is that you take deep dives into the intricacies of different markets from the shelf space in drug stores for condoms—an actual case from several years ago—to insurance brokerage…
  • Jun 10

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

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

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

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case
    An amicus curiae brief is filed by a non-party—usually in an appellate court like the US Supreme Court—that seeks to educate the court by offering facts, analysis, or a perspective that the party briefing doesn’t present.…
Rank this Week: 1409

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

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

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Jul 7

    Rule 1

    Rule 1
    The reformers who drafted the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the 1930's thought that if we could only get rid of the complexities of ancient pleading practices, and liberalize discovery, cases could be fairly adjudicated on their merits…
  • May 12

    The Art of Negotiation

    The Art of Negotiation
    A long time ago, when I was fairly new at law practice, I represented a plaintiff in a contentious sexual harassment case against a large company. After a series of pre-trial battles, the defendant's counsel opened the door to the possibility…
  • Mar 26

    Patent litigation

    Patent litigation
    Recently I attended a program on patent reform featuring representatives from both sides in the "patent troll" debate. Though there was disagreement on the nature and extent of the problem, most of the panelists seemed receptive to proposed…
Rank this Week: 4426

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
Rank this Week: 2979

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

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

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1990

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/
  • Jul 6

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition
    After the historic 2013 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in US v. Windsor (570 US ___ ), many same-sex couples got married. This enabled a US citizen to petition successfully for a foreign spouse and for...
  • Jun 1

    Marriage-based Green Cards and Transgendered Person

    Marriage-based Green Cards and Transgendered Person
    There has been a great deal of recent internet discussion about Bruce Jenner's transition to a new identity as Caitlyn. I want to congratulate Caitlyn Jenner and address some questions about transgender people and immigration. There has been…
  • Jan 27

    Obama Immigration Policy Changes 2015

    Obama Immigration Policy Changes 2015
    Obama immigration policy changes… what’s to come in 2015 In November 2014, the President announced a number of changes to immigration policies. With the Republican party in charge of both chambers of the U.S. Congress, there have been…
Rank this Week: 4173

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jul 5

    Dieting with Dignity

    Dieting with Dignity
    In my short lifetime (they’re all short, when it comes down to it), I was taught that eating eggs was bad for you. Then it wasn’t. I was taught that you should eat a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet to live a healthy lifestyle.…
  • Jul 4

    Celebrating the Fourth

    Celebrating the Fourth
    In a way, it is fitting that July 4th is the big celebration of American – United States – freedom. As ConstitutionFacts.com notes: July 4, 1776 wasn’t the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence…
  • Jun 11

    Insuring That All Lives Matter

    Insuring That All Lives Matter
    Yes, that’s insuring, and not, ensuring, although I believe one can lead to the other. And I didn’t use any hashtag in the title here because, although I know about the #BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter controversy,…
Rank this Week: 857