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Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

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

    Open PJ Spots in 2/1 AND 2/3?

    Open PJ Spots in 2/1 AND 2/3?
    The JNE Commission is circulating a questionnaire to evaluate Justice Rothschild "for Presiding Justice, Second District Court of Appeal, Divisions One and Three."Division One is missing a PJ since Justice Mallano retired earlier this year,…
  • Apr 21

    Another name in the hopper for the 2d DCA

    Another name in the hopper for the 2d DCA
    Today's MetNews reports Ventura Judge Tari Cody Being Considered for Court of Appeal. Presumably that would be for the spot on 2/6. "The MetNews previously reported that Los Angeles Superior Court Judges John Segal, Luis Lavin, Helen Bendix,…
  • Apr 21

    More analogies: How to attract a Supreme Court's attention

    More analogies: How to attract a Supreme Court's attention
    On Friday, Law360 Appellate offered 5 Tips For Winning Over The Texas Supreme Court, a report from a program presented to the appellate sections of the Texas State Bar and Austin Bar Ass'n. Not surprisingly, the Texas Supreme Court is…
Rank this Week: 1647

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Gains Momentum

    RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Gains Momentum
    We’ve been following the reform initiatives for residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) in California, and a story in U-T San Diego emphasizes that support for the RCFE Reform Act of 2014 has been gaining momentum.…
  • Apr 9

    Online Map to Track Elder Financial Abuse

    Online Map to Track Elder Financial Abuse
    Elder abuse and nursing home neglect are crimes that aren’t confined to physical or emotional abuse.  In fact, every year many older Americans become victims of financial mistreatment.  A recent article in the New York Times…
  • Apr 4

    Nursing Home Inspectors “Rushed” Investigations in Los Angeles County

    Nursing Home Inspectors “Rushed” Investigations in Los Angeles County
    As many California residents know, our state has made national news over the last year for concerns about nursing home negligence and nursing home abuse.  A recent article in the Sacramento Bee reported that Los Angeles County…
Rank this Week: 1686

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Hiring Employee

    Hiring Employee
    Now that you've committed to starting your new business, developed a solid business plan, obtained necessary financing, decided on a business entity and entered into a commercial lease, it's time to consider the hiring of employees. Whether…
  • Apr 14

    When Is a California Commercial Property Considered Abandoned?

    When Is a California Commercial Property Considered Abandoned?
    It is more common than one might imagine for a commercial tenant to pack up and leave the premises rather than negotiate with its landlord for lease termination. This is most often because the business owner/tenant is far behind in...
  • Apr 2

    Profit Interests in California Limited Liability Companie

    Profit Interests in California Limited Liability Companie
    A limited liability company is a type of legal entity that possesses many of the same characteristics as a standard corporation. A limited liability company, or LLC, is attractive to many business owners because it combines the limited…
Rank this Week: 1617

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

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

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

    California Drunk Driving Laws Revised

    California Drunk Driving Laws Revised
    Before January 1st, 2014, California law enforcement agencies were using California Vehicle Code (VC) Sections 23152(a) and (b) to prosecute cases involving alcohol, drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs. VC 23152(a) stated, "It is…
  • Mar 31

    SR-22: What Is It & Why Do I Need It After My License Was Suspended?

    SR-22: What Is It & Why Do I Need It After My License Was Suspended?
    An SR-22 is a certificate of insurance. It is proof that you have met the state's minimum requirements for liability car insurance. This form is obtained from your insurance company and they file it with the California Department of Motor…
  • Mar 17

    Cops Use Audio & Video Recording Devices And Use Of Force Decline

    Cops Use Audio & Video Recording Devices And Use Of Force Decline
    One California city tested the use of cameras by their officers last year and the results were just as one would expect. The use of force by officers dropped by over two thirds overall, and those not made to wear cameras were twice as likely…
Rank this Week: 1790

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 11

    Never Wait Until the Last Minute to Make a Will

    Never Wait Until the Last Minute to Make a Will
    Ideally, estate planning is something you do long before it becomes necessary. It is never a good idea to wait until you are on your deathbed to make a will. You may run out of time before you can execute a will that meets with the legal…
  • Apr 10

    What You Need to Know about Estate Planning and “The Cloud”

    What You Need to Know about Estate Planning and “The Cloud”
    In the Internet age, your estate no longer includes just physical property but digital assets like social media accounts, cloud storage and even computer-based currency. Taking stock of your digital assets is therefore an essential part of…
  • Apr 9

    Family Heirlooms Can Lead to Family Litigation

    Family Heirlooms Can Lead to Family Litigation
    We often read stories about heirs fighting over a deceased relative's multimillion-dollar fortune. But some estate disputes arise over seemingly trivial matters. The common thread in many of these disputes is insufficient direction from the…
Rank this Week: 1653

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Apr 6

    Mediating discovery

    Mediating discovery
    At the ABA Dispute Resolution section spring conference, I attended a talk on mediating discovery disputes, a subject that has been of interest to me for a long time, but which should be more urgent given the difficulty traditional court…
  • Apr 4

    New name needed

    New name needed
    Lots of ideas have been floating around for awhile describing new ways to practice law in light of the rise of alternative dispute resolution and the vanishing trial. These ideas revolve around finding a more cooperative, negotiated approach…
  • Mar 29

    Payment

    Payment
    The problem with payment plans is that they are a nuisance to enforce. It seems that more often than not, the party that is supposed to make the payments at some point stops keeping up with its obligations, and the party to whom the payments…
Rank this Week: 1697

Law Law Land

Law Law Land

A lawyer's look at the weird, wacky, wonderful world of the entertainment industry. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.lawlawlandblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.
    In 2004, the Chinese Communist Party announced a new national goal of building a “Harmonious Society.”  Since then, this goal has often been cited by the Chinese government as a reason for Internet censorship.  In…
  • Feb 19

    Fun with Facebook

    Fun with Facebook
    In the last few months, numerous cases involving Facebook have resulted in amusing rulings that we would be remiss to ignore.  On deck for this blog post we have three good ones: A judge issued an adverse ruling to a litigant who refused…
  • Jan 22

    Did King.com Really “Trademark” the Word Candy?

    Did King.com Really “Trademark” the Word Candy?
    Much of the independent video game world is up in arms regarding the recent news that large UK game developer King.com has “trademarked” the word CANDY.  Many see this as an attempt by a Wonka-esque behemoth to grab control…
Rank this Week: 1754

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure news. By Nader Law Firm.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Navigating L.A. Bankruptcy and Divorce Simultaneously

    Navigating L.A. Bankruptcy and Divorce Simultaneously
    For some contemplating filing for bankruptcy in Los Angeles, the move is preceded by the ending of a marriage. It is common for couples who are separating to be faced with a host of money struggles. This is born not only of the fees…
  • Mar 24

    Williams, et al. v. King - Determining Post-Petition Debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Williams, et al. v. King - Determining Post-Petition Debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    On the day you file for a Los Angeles Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you provide to the court a snapshot of your finances. Any debts that you owe at that point are considered "pre-petition debts," also sometimes referred to as "pre-conversion…
  • Mar 20

    Debt-Buyer Lawsuits Predicated on Inaccurate Data

    Debt-Buyer Lawsuits Predicated on Inaccurate Data
    There is now another reason that those in debt should feel confident about fighting lawsuits brought by a debt-buyer. According to a new report published in the spring 2014 issue of Communities & Banking, debt-buyers are frequently…
Rank this Week: 1797

California Patent Attorney Blog

California Patent Attorney Blog

Covers patent litigation and infringement.

http://www.californiapatentattorney.pro/
  • Mar 18

    Apple's Latest Patent Allows for Voicemail Screening

    Apple's Latest Patent Allows for Voicemail Screening
    California - Apple was recently assigned a patent, numbered 8,666,034 , which will allow users to listen to a message as it is being left by a caller and then pick up mid-message, if desired. In a time known as "the age of texting" where…
  • Feb 6

    Patent Filings Point to "Hot Corners" as Part of New Samsung Smartphone Interface

    Patent Filings Point to "Hot Corners" as Part of New Samsung Smartphone Interface
    California - A series of recently unveiled patents give a glimpse into what we might see as part of the next line of Samsung smartphones. With the new Samsung Galaxy S5 set to be released in March, all eyes are on the Korean based company…
  • Jan 6

    Samsung Patent Reveals Plans for a Futuristic Foldable Smartphone Display

    Samsung Patent Reveals Plans for a Futuristic Foldable Smartphone Display
    California - The next generation of Samsung smartphones will likely feature a game changing foldable dual screen, as revealed by a patent filed in Korea. The Seoul-headquartered company confirmed its plans to make the foldable screens a…
Rank this Week: 1765

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

Focuses on men and the legal issues that they must face as fathers and husbands. By David Pisarra.

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Mar 5

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!
    If you’re sharing custody of a child, it’s a brutally hard thing to do. If you’ve had to fight for your rights to see your son or daughter, the battles can be long and frustrating. But here’s an activity you can do,…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?
    Men’s Family Law – Nationally recognized Father’s Rights expert David Pisarra discusses substance abuse and how it will effect a child custody case, how hard it is to prove and what you can do to protect yourself. If you…
  • Mar 1

    3 Immediate Survival Tips for Dads Scared About Losing Their Kid

    3 Immediate Survival Tips for Dads Scared About Losing Their Kid
    You’re faced with LOSING your kids.  You’re SCARED and  don’t know what to do.  You don’t know how to PROTECT YOURSELF. LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST NOW. It gives you ACTIONABLE STEPS TO KEEP YOUR KIDS…
Rank this Week: 1782

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
  • Nov 5

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
  • Nov 4

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
Rank this Week: 1682

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 1734

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 23

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California
    Despite the legalization of growing medical marijuana in California in 1996, it still remains illegal under federal law to grow, sell, or use the drug. Those who do grow within the state's regulations do not usually find any problems with the…
  • Dec 16

    Four Arrested for the Alleged Kidnapping and Torture of Medical Marijuana Proprietor

    Four Arrested for the Alleged Kidnapping and Torture of Medical Marijuana Proprietor
    Last week, four people were charged for their involvement in an alleged kidnapping that ended with a man's penis being cut off. According to a report by the NY Daily News, one of the group members had conducted business with a medical…
  • Dec 9

    Police Seize 107 lbs of Methamphetamine in Southern California Drug Bust

    Police Seize 107 lbs of Methamphetamine in Southern California Drug Bust
    After an investigation that lasted over a month, investigators arrested four men who are suspected to belong to a Southern California drug trafficking ring. The men, who are alleged to have imported cocaine, heroin, and other drugs to the…
Rank this Week: 1758

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Covers intangible assets, fair use and parody. By Robert Scott Lawrence.

http://whoisyourlawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Unhelpful Trademark

    The Unhelpful Trademark
    Those of you who watch Hulu on a regular basis will have noticed the ubiquitous advertising that is increasingly crowded into all the popular shows. From two or perhaps three 30-second advertisements when Hulu debuted, viewers are now…
  • Jul 25

    Collaboration Blue

    Collaboration Blue
    This is a tale with a simple premise. You and a friend decide to collaborate on a screenplay. He’s got a great idea for Godzilla meets Colossus meets Gigantor meets angry mythological Greek from Wrath of the Titans, and you’ve got…
  • Mar 18

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use
    This Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use appeared first on Who Is Your Lawyer?Given that Wilson is time-travelling back to 1920s Paris at the time he makes the statement, it’s more a reflection of his actual condition (i.e., the past is…
Rank this Week: 1731

Mozaffari Law Blog

Mozaffari Law Blog

Covers legal updates, trial decisions and verdicts on employee and civil rights laws.

http://mozaffarilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1776

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Dec 29

    Gifts Made By Personal Check

    Gifts Made By Personal Check
    A check written in 2012 that does not clear until 2013 is at risk of being a 2013 gift, not a 2012 gift, since the donor could have stopped payment in 2013 before it cleared. The issue with using checks to make gifts is that until the check…
Rank this Week: 1710

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer…

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal laws and cases on DUI, theft and drug cases. By Kann Law Office.

http://www.losangelescountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI
    A local junior high school principal admitted that she had "made a mistake" and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The 57-year-old woman, a Canyon Country resident and principal…
  • Aug 6

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge
    A 28-year-old sheriff's deputy has been arrested and is facing charges for soliciting bribes and rape in connection with crimes he allegedly committed while on duty. The seven-year veteran, who is a resident of Valencia, was working at the…
  • Jul 16

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again
    A Canyon Country resident who was arrested last year and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon may finally get his day in court. He was accused of stabbing a man in a Canyon Country home in February 2012. It's been a…
Rank this Week: 1626

DUI Blogger

DUI Blogger

This blog covers DUI law, science, and policy. Topics include celebrity DUI arrests, DUI consequences, and DUI legislation. Published by Southern California criminal defense lawyer, Neil Shouse.

http://www.duiblogger.com/
  • Jun 17

    Can Police in California take Forced DUI Blood Draws?

    Can Police in California take Forced DUI Blood Draws?
    You are driving home from drinks with friends when you are stopped by the police. After you fail field sobriety tests, the officer asks you to agree to a breath test to measure your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). You decline....
  • May 28

    Distracted Driving Accidents May Result in Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in California

    Distracted Driving Accidents May Result in Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in California
    In California, driving under the influence is a crime. Using a handheld cell phone, or texting while driving, on the other hand, is a mere traffic violation under Penal Code 23123, also known as California’s “distracted driving” law.…
  • May 20

    .05 BAC as the New Legal Standard?

    .05 BAC as the New Legal Standard?
    The National Transportation Safety Board has called on all 50 states to reduce the allowable blood-alcohol concentration by more than a third, to 0.05 percent from 0.08 percent. The recommendation was one of 19 made in a safety report…
Rank this Week: 1645

California Insurance Litigation…

California Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers California insurance law and litigation, including ERISA law, class actions and unfair business practices. By McKennon Schindler LLP.

http://www.californiainsurancelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 1683

Los Angeles Patent Attorney Blog

Los Angeles Patent Attorney Blog

Published by Mandour & Associates APC

http://www.losangelespatentattorney.pro/
  • Sep 3

    Apple Brings Samsung Galaxy S III, Other Products Into Patent War

    Apple Brings Samsung Galaxy S III, Other Products Into Patent War
    Los Angeles - Apple Inc. filed an amended complaint against Samsung Electronics Co.
  • Aug 29

    Google Nets Major Video Object Recognition Patent

    Google Nets Major Video Object Recognition Patent
    Los Angeles - Google Inc. was issued a patent on Tuesday covering technology allowing for automatic recognition of large objects in videos without any need for a user's assistance, pointing the way to possible new online video applications on…
  • Aug 27

    Federal Circuit Upholds $100M Verizon Video On Demand Patent Damage

    Federal Circuit Upholds $100M Verizon Video On Demand Patent Damage
    Los Angeles - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday issued a mixed ruling upholding a $100 million damage award against Verizon Communications Inc. in a patent dispute with ActiveVideo Networks Inc. over video on demand…
Rank this Week: 1771

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Covers legal issues affecting the entertainment industry, particularly the issues which arise in litigation. By the Avanzado Law Firm.

http://www.entertainmentlitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1633

Los Angeles California Tax…

Los Angeles California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy, fraud and criminal tax, offer in compromise, and other tax news and updates. By Victor Yoo of the Tax Lawyers Group.

http://www.irstaxlawattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 1628

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
  • Apr 22

    First Financial Services, Inc. Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

    First Financial Services, Inc. Class Action Lawsuit Investigation
    The law offices of Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti, LLP are conducting an ongoing investigation into the business practices of First Financial Services, Inc. on suspicion that it violated various federal regulations. First Financial is a…
  • Apr 14

    GM Recalls Recalled Cars for New Defect

    GM Recalls Recalled Cars for New Defect
    General Motors (“GM”) has issued a new recall to replace another part of the ignition mechanism in small cars that had already been recalled for faulty ignition switches.  The new recall is for 2003 to 2011 car models,…
  • Apr 8

    T-Mobile Settles Robocall Class Action Suit

    T-Mobile Settles Robocall Class Action Suit
    T-Mobile USA Inc. has agreed to settle a putative consumer class action in the amount of $5 million. The suit alleges that T-Mobile used autodialing technology to call non T-Mobile customers on their cellular telephones for telemarketing…
Rank this Week: 1895

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Alex Noland Named Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb

    Alex Noland Named Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb
    SwedelsonGottlieb, California Community Association Attorneys, proudly announces Alex Noland’s elevation to partner in the firm. Alex has been the senior attorney in the San Francisco office of SwedelsonGottlieb since 2011, and he has…
  • Apr 2

    The Impacts of California’s 2020 Water Law on Community Association

    The Impacts of California’s 2020 Water Law on Community Association
    By: W. Alexander Noland, Esq. & Cyrus Koochek, Esq., SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys In recent years, California has been faced with drought conditions, reduced water supplies and a consistently growing population. One…
  • Mar 14

    SwedelsonGottlieb and ALS Awarded 1st Place Exhibitor Booth at CACM

    SwedelsonGottlieb and ALS Awarded 1st Place Exhibitor Booth at CACM
    This year's Southern California Law Seminar and Expo hosted by the California Association of Community Managers was a huge success. Representatives from SwedelsonGottlieb and Association Lien Services presented at the event, and we also…
Rank this Week: 1878

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Apr 21

    Debt Collection Tricks Exposed By the Court

    Debt Collection Tricks Exposed By the Court
    The recent case of McMahon v. LVNV Funding et al, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 4592 (7th Cir., 2014) held that a letter from a non-attorney debt collector on a time barred debt was false, deceptive and misleading because it used the word…
  • Apr 14

    Debt Is Holding You Back From Wealth

    Debt Is Holding You Back From Wealth
    You cannot spend your way to wealth, unless it’s a debt elimination plan. If there was a magic pill to getting rich, you would think that more people would be taking it, but that simply isn’t the truth.  The truth is that…
  • Apr 7

    The Curse Of The Red Queen

    The Curse Of The Red Queen
    Are you really in control of your financial future?  Every turn the economy takes, anywhere on the planet, changes your financial future.  The game is always changing; it’s evolutionary.  There’s an evolutionary…
Rank this Week: 1961

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Apr 18

    Congressional Panel Explores International Experience with Public-Private Partnership

    Congressional Panel Explores International Experience with Public-Private Partnership
    On Tuesday, April 8th, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Panel on Public-Private Partnerships held a hearing on "The International Experience with Public-Private Partnerships".  The Panel focused in particular on the Canadian…
  • Apr 17

    The Regents of the University of California Issues RFQ for UC Merced 2020 Project

    The Regents of the University of California Issues RFQ for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California (the "Regents"), on behalf of University of California, Merced ("UC Merced"), issued a Request for Qualifications today for the UC Merced 2020 Project (the "Project"). UC Merced is the newest campus…
  • Apr 9

    Indiana Achieves Commercial Close on its Second Availability Payment P3

    Indiana Achieves Commercial Close on its Second Availability Payment P3
    Indiana closed its second availability payment-based P3 project, the I-69 Section 5 project.  "Section 5" is the fifth of six planned sections to link Evansville, Indiana with Indianapolis.  The RFQ for Section 5 was published on…
Rank this Week: 1923

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Apr 18

    Summary of April 16, 2014, conference report for civil case

    Summary of April 16, 2014, conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Apr 16

    Will the court have seven permanent justices for its September calendar?

    Will the court have seven permanent justices for its September calendar?
    It’s now been over two months since Justice Kennard announced her retirement, which became effective just 11 days ago.  Next month will be the court’s first oral argument calendar without her, and will feature 12…
  • Apr 11

    Summary of April 9, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of April 9, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
Rank this Week: 1848

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Lodging of a Will - Probate Code §8200

    Lodging of a Will - Probate Code §8200
    When a testator passes away, i.e. a person who wrote a will, California law requires the custodian of the will to deliver such to the clerk of the superior court of the county where probate may be initiated. Probate Code §8200. For…
  • Apr 11

    Small Estate Affidavit - Transfer of a Deed of Trust

    Small Estate Affidavit - Transfer of a Deed of Trust
    When a person passes away and they have a modest probate estate, for example $150,000 or less in gross assets, beneficiaries may collect the estate using a small estate affidavit. The figure of $150,000 is used because that is the threshold…
  • Apr 4

    Fiduciary Duty of a California Trustee - Impartiality

    Fiduciary Duty of a California Trustee - Impartiality
    A trustee of a trust, whether revocable or irrevocable, owes various fiduciary duties to all beneficiaries. Hearst v. Ganzi (2006) 145 Cal.App.4th 1195, 1208. A fiduciary duty can basically be described as the trustee putting the best…
Rank this Week: 1947

San Diego Divorce Attorney Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and spousal support issues in California. By Thomas M. Huguenor.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Parents May Restrict Court's Review of Adult Child Support Order

    Parents May Restrict Court's Review of Adult Child Support Order
    Under California law, support orders may be modified or terminated at any time, as the court deems necessary. The law further defines "support order" as including a child, family or spousal support order. These provisions apply to cases…
  • Apr 10

    In Custody Dispute, Court Temporarily Prevents Child from Traveling Outside the Country

    In Custody Dispute, Court Temporarily Prevents Child from Traveling Outside the Country
    When a court issues a child custody order, there's a good chance that it will be modified before the children reach adulthood. Parents may consider renegotiating the arrangement every couple of years or so. Changes may occur in the family's…
  • Apr 3

    California Court Denies Wife's Request for Attorney's Fees in Divorce Proceeding

    California Court Denies Wife's Request for Attorney's Fees in Divorce Proceeding
    The overwhelming sentiment is that parties to divorce proceedings should be represented by counsel, especially when there are children involved. There are many intricate legal details and requirements that must be followed throughout the…
Rank this Week: 2083

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

Covers skill building for lawyers new to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. By Cathy Moran.

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Apr 17

    Marital Adjustment: Everything But The Kitchen Sink

    Marital Adjustment: Everything But The Kitchen Sink
    Not every expenditure that benefits the debtor’s household or his family is a household expense. And, if it’s not a household expense, it doesn’t get added to CMI in a single spouse bankruptcy filing. That’s how…
  • Apr 2

    Phantom Creditors In Bankruptcy

    Phantom Creditors In Bankruptcy
    In rem is nifty sounding Latin, the original language of lawyering. It’s defined as an action “against a thing”.  It  concerns the property, rather than the person. In bankruptcy we encounter it most often when a…
  • Mar 26

    Can You Tell A Lien From A Secured Claim?

    Can You Tell A Lien From A Secured Claim?
    The underwater second deed of trust was listed on Schedule F in the debtor’s prior Chapter 13 case as an unsecured claim. Functionally, the lien was without value. But, the debtor, now my client in a subsequent case, took a gentle…
Rank this Week: 2028

Orange County Injury Attorney Blog

Orange County Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, car safety tips and travel safety information. By Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.

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

    The Perils of Semi-Truck Accidents: How To Determine Fault?

    The Perils of Semi-Truck Accidents: How To Determine Fault?
    While it may be hard to believe, around 170,000 individuals are injured every year in trucking accidents. Further, one eighth of all auto-related deaths involve large commercial freighters. So why don't you hear more about these commonplace…
  • Apr 9

    Pedestrian Saved by Placentia Good Samaritan

    Pedestrian Saved by Placentia Good Samaritan
    In a case of miraculous tragedy, a Good Samaritan saved a pedestrian from sure death late Saturday evening in Placentia. The pedestrian was clipped by a car at the intersection of Melrose and La Jolla streets and lay unconscious in the road…
  • Apr 7

    Another Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accident in Huntington Beach

    Another Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accident in Huntington Beach
    Orange County residents had to endue yet another horrific hit-and-run bicycle accident over the weekend. It seems there is no end in sight for such an alarming trend that is taking the lives of many innocent, unsuspecting individuals. The…
Rank this Week: 1870

San Francisco Injury Attorney Blog

San Francisco Injury Attorney Blog

Covers automobile accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death. By Callaway & Wolf.

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

    Liability in Rear-end Accident

    Liability in Rear-end Accident
    Motor vehicle accidents affect millions of people each year. In fact, a person is injured in a motor vehicle collision every 2 minutes and 20 seconds in California, according to data provided by the California Highway Patrol. In most cases,…
  • Mar 18

    California Man Will Face Civil and Criminal Cases Following Auto Accident

    California Man Will Face Civil and Criminal Cases Following Auto Accident
    A majority of the time, a car accident is simply that--an accident. Usually, the responsible driver never meant to cause a crash and injure or kill anyone. Sometimes, though the driver did not intend to hurt anyone, he or she may have been…
  • Feb 13

    Business Patrons Injured Inside a Store Have Multiple Legal Option

    Business Patrons Injured Inside a Store Have Multiple Legal Option
    The moment you enter a place of business, that business's owner/manager, or whomever controls that facility, has a responsibility to you. That responsibility involves ensuring that everyplace in that store where you might go is safe and free…
Rank this Week: 1863

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1873

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

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

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
Rank this Week: 2079

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Mar 16

    I’m tellin’ a story to a man named Jeh.

    I’m tellin’ a story to a man named Jeh.
    President Obama on Thursday ordered his Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson,  to review the government’s immigration policies to determine ways to make them more humane, a response, some speculate, to…
  • Mar 13

    United States v. Garcia-Santana, more chipping away at the Almanza-Arenas / Young burden of proof issue.

    United States v. Garcia-Santana, more chipping away at the Almanza-Arenas / Young burden of proof issue.
    When an alien applies for relief from removal, he has to prove eligibility for the relief according to INA § 240(c)(4)(A). For some forms of relief, principally voluntary departure and Cancellation of Removal for Certain Nonpermanent…
  • Feb 24

    Three pointless things that should stop?

    Three pointless things that should stop?
    Immigration law, as immigration lawyers (and their clients) say often, is quite complex. There are a lot of hoops people have to jump though to get a benefit. Forms on top of forms asking the same things over and over. Fees on top of fees.…
Rank this Week: 2026

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/
  • Feb 11

    OC District Attorney's Office Accused of Violating Constitutional Right

    OC District Attorney's Office Accused of Violating Constitutional Right
    Recently the Orange County Public Defender's Office filed a 500 page brief with the Orange County Superior Court alleging that their client, Scott Dekraai, had his Constitutional Rights violated by intentional misconduct by the Orange County…
  • Jan 31

    No More DMV? No More DUI's? Could it happen...

    No More DMV? No More DUI's? Could it happen...
    No more DUIs? No more car accidents? No more driving on a suspended license? No more rites of passage like getting your drivers license at 16? You mean the DMV doesn't exist? Well yes, there could be lots of benefits to the concept car…
  • Jan 21

    Can Police Search Your Cell Phone After a Traffic Stop in Orange County, CA?

    Can Police Search Your Cell Phone After a Traffic Stop in Orange County, CA?
    Imagine you are driving along and you get pulled over for a registration violation. The police officer asks for your cell phone along with your drivers license and insurance card. You say what? You have a right to have my cell phone?? The…
Rank this Week: 1847

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/
  • Dec 8

    5 Former NFL Players File New Brain Injury Lawsuit

    5 Former NFL Players File New Brain Injury Lawsuit
    A new brain injury lawsuit has just been filed by 5 former Kansas City Chiefs players.  The negligence lawsuit was filed by players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993, a time when collective bargaining was not in place.  The…
  • Nov 29

    Pedestrian Killed In Fair Oaks Car Accident

    Pedestrian Killed In Fair Oaks Car Accident
    Sacramento news reports that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car Wednesday as she was walking along the shoulder of Winding Way in Fair Oaks.  According to sources, a 53-year-old was driving his Ford Taurus eastbound on Winding…
  • Nov 24

    Visalia Man Killed In Single Car Accident

    Visalia Man Killed In Single Car Accident
    San Francisco news reports that a Visalia man was killed Saturday in a car accident just south of Devil Slide in San Mateo County.   According to reports, all lanes of the highway were closed after the accident in order to allow…
Rank this Week: 2073

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 1931

Wald Law Blog

Wald Law Blog

Covers family law. By Deborah Wald.

http://debwald.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 30

    Happy Thanksgiving from Waldlaw

    Happy Thanksgiving from Waldlaw
    Just a quick note to wish my readers a belated Happy Thanksgiving!  I have been trying to soak in the peace and quiet after a very hectic November, and hope you all also are enjoying the opportunity to relax with loved ones over this…
  • Nov 24

    The Miller-McKenna Custody Battle and the Rights of Pregnant Women

    The Miller-McKenna Custody Battle and the Rights of Pregnant Women
    My dear friend Maggie Geddes, employment lawyer extraordinaire, sent me a note this morning about an article she saw in today's New York Times.  Although I had not previously been aware of the Miller-McKenna case discussed in the…
  • Nov 15

    Reporting Back from the AAARTA/ABA Conference in Charleston

    Reporting Back from the AAARTA/ABA Conference in Charleston
    I spent most of this past week at a conference on cross-border assisted reproduction, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA) and the Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee of the…
Rank this Week: 1838

Corporate Finance & Securities Law…

Corporate Finance & Securities Law Blog

Covers mergers and acquisitions, private to public transactions, public company disclosure, regulatory defense, and other financial issues. By The Lebrecht Group.

http://www.thelebrechtgroup.com/blog/
  • Jul 11

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering
    At long last, the SEC has approved general solicitation in 506 offerings.  I have previously blogged on the subject here and here. It seems each stakeholder group is claiming it as their own victory.  Hedge funds, crowdfunders,…
  • Jun 19

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?
    This week, Fox Business News contributor Tobin Smith was terminated because he violated their policy that “no contributor to FBN [Fox Business Network], nor his/her firm, and/or family members are allowed to accept financial…
  • Jun 6

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?
    This, of course, is a misleading question.  The answer is never.  In case you need some law to back up that conclusion, take a look at the recent case of Robert J. Vitale.  Mr. Vitale was the subject of an SEC enforcement…
Rank this Week: 2036

The Lebrecht Group, APLC Blog

The Lebrecht Group, APLC Blog

Discusses corporate securities law .

http://www.thelebrechtgroup.com/blog/
  • Jul 11

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering
    At long last, the SEC has approved general solicitation in 506 offerings.  I have previously blogged on the subject here and here. It seems each stakeholder group is claiming it as their own victory.  Hedge funds, crowdfunders,…
  • Jun 19

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?
    This week, Fox Business News contributor Tobin Smith was terminated because he violated their policy that “no contributor to FBN [Fox Business Network], nor his/her firm, and/or family members are allowed to accept financial…
  • Jun 6

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?
    This, of course, is a misleading question.  The answer is never.  In case you need some law to back up that conclusion, take a look at the recent case of Robert J. Vitale.  Mr. Vitale was the subject of an SEC enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1823

Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

Covers conducting workplace investigations involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, and other types of employee misconduct. By Debra L. Reilly.

http://www.workplaceinvestigationsblog.com/
  • May 23

    Public Sector Investigation Training

    Public Sector Investigation Training
    I will be speaking on "Public Sector Investigations" on June 4, 2013 (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Location:  Weintraub Tobin ♦ 400 Capitol Mall 11th Floor ♦ Sacramento CACo-Presenters:  Kelli Kennaday and Donna Peter 3 hours…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the training…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 1874

California Divorce and Family Law

California Divorce and Family Law

Covers celebrity marriages, child custody, child support, divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, remarriage and taxes. By Jeffrey Lalloway.

http://oc-divorce.typepad.com/california_divorce_and_fa/
  • Aug 7

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga
    Divorce, even at its most amicable, can cause an enormous amount of stress, anger, worry, confusion, and resentment. People often struggle to find ways to overcome the negative feelings that face them. However, in a recent study conducted by…
  • Aug 7

    'Gray Divorces' rising

    'Gray Divorces' rising
    More Baby Boomers couples in Fairfax County are calling it quits. A recent study by an area law firm shows residents older than 55 are divorcing at increasingly high rates. Calling the county "the divorce capital of Virginia," the Arlington…
  • Aug 6

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce
    Stevie Wonder, 62, is ending his 11-year marriage to fashion designer Kai Millard Morris. According to a report at www.tmz.com, the Saginaw-born Wonder filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court using his legal name: Stevland…
Rank this Week: 1940

Prop 8 On Trial

Prop 8 On Trial

Daily reports from the same-sex marriage trial by Berkeley Law students

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.…
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September. Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging…
Rank this Week: 2061

California Family Law Blog

California Family Law Blog

Covers adoption, child support, divorce and other family law issues with a focus on California law. Published by Scott J. Sagaria.

http://www.californiafamilylawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Fremont Family Law Attorney advises California residents to keep an eye on the Elkins Family Law Task Force.

    Fremont Family Law Attorney advises California residents to keep an eye on the Elkins Family Law Task Force.
    Fremont Family Law Attorney advises California residents to keep an eye on the Elkins Family Law Task Force.
  • Jul 1

    What is a Common Law Marriage?

    What is a Common Law Marriage?
    A San Jose Family Law Attorney defines common law mariage A common law marriage os one that is created via cohabitation for a certain period of time (as oppsed to a marriage created by a ceremony). The period of time for a common law marriage…
  • Aug 5

    What is Putitive Marriage?

    What is Putitive Marriage?
    A San Jose Family Law Attorney blogs on the definition of a putitive marriage A putative marriage is a egally invalid marriage, although entered into with good faith by one or both parites. Reasons that a putitive marriage is not legally…
Rank this Week: 1916