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Not a Potted Plant

Not a Potted Plant

Covers life in California, law, food, and politics. By Transplanted Lawyer.

http://notapottedplant.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    This blog is now resident within the…

    This blog is now resident within the online magazine Ordinary Times. Editor-in-Chief Erik Kain introduces the newly-revamped blog -- which looks really more of a net magazine, in my opinion. Not A Potted Plant is a category of posts…
  • Mar 5

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty
    Watching the protests in Egypt last month descend into violence, especially seeing video from the BBC and CNN of pro-democracy protesters clashing with agents of the authoritarian status quo in one of Cairo's most important
  • Feb 6

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment
    Here's the recent history:2001: Aerosmith (and guests)2002: U22003: Shania Twain (and guests)2004: Janet Jackson And Her All-Star Nipple 2005: Paul McCartney 2006: The Rolling Stones2007: Prince (and guests)2008: Tom Petty and the…
Rank this Week: 1665

Financial Freedom Law

Financial Freedom Law

Covers California bankruptcy law. By the Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.california-bankruptcyattorney.com/
  • Jun 11

    Information organization is a key element in achieving full benefits from the “fresh start” of bankruptcy

    Information organization is a key element in achieving full benefits from the “fresh start” of bankruptcy
    What are the Top Three Reasons to Be Able to Locate All Your Financial Documents Before Filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
  • May 15

    Bankruptcy filings rose sharply in the U.S. in February of 2012

    Bankruptcy filings rose sharply in the U.S. in February of 2012
    The American Bankruptcy Institute reports that bankruptcy filings rose sharply in the U.S. in February of 2012, with California filing rising more than any other state.  Although bankruptcy filings were down five percent nationally from…
  • May 12

    Bankruptcy and Medical Issue

    Bankruptcy and Medical Issue
    What is the impact that health issues have on a person’s decision to file for bankruptcy.  Recently I have had more and more clients who have had severe health issues and excessive medical bills.  We have been able to help many clients…
Rank this Week: 1735

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.
    When I first opened my practice in 2004, I knew that I needed a website to promote my services.  I had heard of blogging and figured that I needed one for my website.  So I started off with Yahoo's over priced web hosting service and a blog…
  • Sep 30

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010
    An open letter to the San Diego Chargers:
  • Sep 12

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 1745

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 1846

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Aug 19

    The Message of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Other Nonprofit

    The Message of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Other Nonprofit
    Could anyone have predicted that this would be the next big fundraising  strategy to go viral and bring in big bucks? You’ve by now no doubt heard about the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association‘s challenge, in…
  • Aug 11

    For Fundraising Auction, Parties Can Be Scaled to Any Size and Age

    For Fundraising Auction, Parties Can Be Scaled to Any Size and Age
    An auction to raise money for a school or other nonprofit may, over the years, develop its own, unique culture and tradition. That’s what has occurred in the Piedmont school district of California, where parties, put…
  • Jun 12

    Plus Side of Not Receiving Huge Donations: No Need to Return Huge Donations!

    Plus Side of Not Receiving Huge Donations: No Need to Return Huge Donations!
    It seems there’s been an epidemic recently of nonprofits either having to, or deciding to, return money to disgraced donors. On the “having to” list, just this week the Wall Street Journal reported that the College of…
Rank this Week: 1842

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 1819

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

Covers case law, regulation and legislation affecting the insurance industry. By Barger & Wollen LLP.

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Jul 21

    Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    By David McMahon and Robert G. Levy Companies doing business internationally no doubt have heard about the rise in claims brought by government agencies against companies and individuals under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Our…
  • Jul 7

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director
    by Robert Hogeboom & Samuel Sorich The California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) has issued a notification to insurers with 2013 written premiums of $100 million or more in California to complete and submit the CDI’s…
  • Jun 27

    Recent Victory on Behalf of Medical Supplement Insurers against California Department of Insurance

    Recent Victory on Behalf of Medical Supplement Insurers against California Department of Insurance
    As a result of the filing of a Writ of Mandate and Declaratory Relief Action by Barger & Wolen LLP Senior Regulatory Counsel Robert W. Hogeboom and Litigation Partner John Holmes, the California Department of Insurance (“CDI”)…
Rank this Week: 1834

California Family Law Paralegal

California Family Law Paralegal

Features legal information, stories and cases related to California family law. By Lori Paul.

http://californiafamilylawparalegal.com/
  • Feb 23

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation
    As I was looking through my news feed on Facebook today, a video of attorney Gerald Curry popped up.  Many of you probably don’t even know who Gerald Curry was, but he became headline news about 11 years ago when he was chased down…
  • Oct 6

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I am proud to have my good friend and colleague Eric G. Young, who is a retired California attorney, as my guest blogger on this personally important subject.  Eric formerly handled family…
  • Sep 22

    Republicans Vote to Cut Food Stamps Affecting Millions of Children

    Republicans Vote to Cut Food Stamps Affecting Millions of Children
    In an article in the New York Times, it was reported that a bill, written under the direction of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, would cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over the next 10 years.…
Rank this Week: 1841

Liberty Law Blog

Liberty Law Blog

Covers estate planning, estate taxes, probate and trusts.

http://www.libertylawapc.com/blog
  • Aug 6

    Successfully Passing the Family Business to Children

    Successfully Passing the Family Business to Children
    Some good reminders from www.estateplanning.com on the importance of being prepared to pass the family business to your kids: If you own and operate a business, you need to have a plan for the future of the business in the event you become…
  • Jun 28

    The Importance of Reviewing Beneficiary Designation

    The Importance of Reviewing Beneficiary Designation
    Did you know that if you do not properly designate beneficiaries on assets like life insurance & retirement accounts – those assets may be distributed to your “estate” instead of your intended beneficiary? This can increase the…
  • Jun 13

    Even young adults should plan their Estate

    Even young adults should plan their Estate
    Good summary article here on why its important for young adults to think about getting some basic documents in place. Tweet
Rank this Week: 1818

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law news. By Takakjian & Sitkoff.

http://www.california-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge
    A 49-year-old teacher has been arrested after meeting an undercover federal agent with whom he allegedly agreed to watch child pornography. According to a KTLA news report, the Covina teacher was arrested in his Royal Oak Middle School…
  • Jun 3

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend
    During major holiday weekends, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department increases its efforts to crack down on drunk driving. The Daily Breeze reports that 529 people were arrested in Los Angeles County over the Memorial Day weekend this…
  • May 28

    Soap Actor Arrested for Selling Cocaine

    Soap Actor Arrested for Selling Cocaine
    A former "Days of our Lives" actor has been arrested for allegedly selling illegal drugs out of his Los Angeles County home. According to The Malibu Times, the 20-year-old actor was arrested at his Agoura Hills home for selling cocaine. It is…
Rank this Week: 1766

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: 1767

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1844

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2018

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2029

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Not a Good Situation: Judge Arrested for DUI Claims She Had Been “Sleep Driving”

    Not a Good Situation: Judge Arrested for DUI Claims She Had Been “Sleep Driving”
    When you picture a “Los Angeles DUI arrestee,” what do you see? You might imagine a male in his mid-30s, perhaps, with a history of substance abuse problems and reckless behavior at work and his personal life. As in many areas of…
  • Aug 18

    Your Los Angeles DUI from a Police Officer’s Perspective

    Your Los Angeles DUI from a Police Officer’s Perspective
    As you’ve been contemplating your recent arrest for DUI in Los Angeles, you’ve probably been focusing on your own emotions and situation. Perhaps an officer pulled you over on Wilshire “unfairly,” after he noticed that…
  • Aug 13

    Second Bust in Two Years for Atlanta Police Officer: Implications for Your Los Angeles DUI Arrest?

    Second Bust in Two Years for Atlanta Police Officer: Implications for Your Los Angeles DUI Arrest?
    Whether police busted you at a checkpoint in Santa Monica Boulevard after a late night Hollywood party or authorities booked you for Los Angeles DUI following a fender bender on the 10, you’re probably feeling pretty sheepish,…
Rank this Week: 1910

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Alzheimer’s Patient Not Liable for Injury to Caregiver

    Alzheimer’s Patient Not Liable for Injury to Caregiver
    Caregivers typically work with clients who, as a result of age or disability, cannot completely care for themselves.  The work ranges from providing companionship to assisting someone with all their activities of daily living, such…
  • Jun 20

    Interesting Article Regarding New Regulations Regarding Homecare

    Interesting Article Regarding New Regulations Regarding Homecare
    The New York Times ran an blog article regarding an interview with Select Home Care regarding ways some employers are considering to survive recently enacted and currently pending changes regarding in-home care.  The implementation of…
  • Jun 11

    Is an Employer Responsible for Paying Overtime When It Does Not Know the Employee is Working Off The Clock?

    Is an Employer Responsible for Paying Overtime When It Does Not Know the Employee is Working Off The Clock?
    Possibly not. An employer is obligated to pay an employee for all hours worked. Most Wage Orders in California define “hours worked” as “the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and…
Rank this Week: 2001

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Aug 17

    Forget About Hiding Money Offshore!

    Forget About Hiding Money Offshore!
    On July 21, 2014 the OECD released the full version of a new global standard for the exchange of financial information in tax matters “OECD\Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters” The new…
  • Jul 27

    Streamline Certification Advice

    Streamline Certification Advice
    Effective July 1, 2014 new Streamline Procedures for voluntary disclosures may provide some taxpayers the opportunity to pay a substantially reduced or no penalty FBAR penalty depending upon whether they are domestic or non-resident…
  • Jul 20

    Reporting Foreign Account Gift

    Reporting Foreign Account Gift
    One of the areas of inquiry that is certain to receive increased attention by the IRS and Department of Justice (DOJ) is the claim that the funds in offshore accounts were the result of a “gift”. The proper documentation of gifts…
Rank this Week: 1981

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1923

California Appellate Lawyer Blog

California Appellate Lawyer Blog

Covers California appellate court decisions. By Dowling Aaron Incorporated.

http://www.californiaappellatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1969

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer…

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sacramentopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    The Basics of Personal Injury Tort

    The Basics of Personal Injury Tort
    The people who most often seek out their legal options by contacting an attorney are those who have been injured in a car accident, or by someone else’s negligence. In most of those cases it is the first time A may have seen online or…
  • Aug 5

    Pecuniary Recovery May Still be Possible in Single Car Calamitie

    Pecuniary Recovery May Still be Possible in Single Car Calamitie
    When people imagine horrible car accidents it is most often involving another car. Nightmarish flashes of drunk drivers and irresponsible big rig operators occur when talk of tragic car accidents comes up. Surprisingly, studies have shown…
  • Jul 29

    Car Accidents Can Cause Hard to Prove Chronic Pain

    Car Accidents Can Cause Hard to Prove Chronic Pain
    Slip and fall and construction accidents can cause life altering pain. However, automobile accidents result in more instances of chronic physical pain. Car accident collisions inflict great trauma and blunt force upon the human body resulting…
Rank this Week: 2017

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/
  • May 1

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak
    According to SF Gate, a San Francisco man named Gale Joseph Young was recently freed from prison after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal determined the DNA evidence against Young was too week to sustain the conviction. After serving six years…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1957

California Trademark Attorney Blog

California Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers trademark litigation, infringement and registration. By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.californiatrademarkattorney.pro/
  • Mar 17

    Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am Call it Quits in Trademark Fight

    Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am Call it Quits in Trademark Fight
    California - Two of hip hop's biggest names have called a truce in their headline-making legal dispute. Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am recently came to a formal agreement in a trademark infringement conflict. While the exact terms are…
  • Feb 4

    Makers of Popular Candy Crush Saga File Trademark for "Candy"

    Makers of Popular Candy Crush Saga File Trademark for "Candy"
    California - King. com Limited, the company behind 2013's most downloaded mobile app, has made a move to obtain trademark protection over the word "Candy." In an effort to prevent others from riding the wave of success of the enormously…
  • Dec 19

    ShareTV Wins Transfer of Domain Name in Trademark Lawsuit

    ShareTV Wins Transfer of Domain Name in Trademark Lawsuit
    California - San-Diego based ShareTV has landed a huge victory with a federal court judge awarding the company the rights to use the sharetv.com domain name. The lawsuit, which was filed in April in the Eastern District of Virginia, cited a…
Rank this Week: 1907

At Counsel Table

At Counsel Table

Covers the craft and business of the courtroom lawyer. By Alex Craigie.

http://atcounseltable.wordpress.com
  • Mar 9

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
    If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-quality, 100% irony-free, individually crafted blog posts at our new…
  • Feb 15

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
  • Feb 15

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
Rank this Week: 1951

San Diego Trademark Attorney Blog

San Diego Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers trademark law, including trademark litigation, infringement, registration and application issues. By Mandour & Associates, APC.

http://www.sandiegotrademarkattorney.pro/
  • Feb 27

    Good-for-you Snack Bars Face Off in Trademark Battle

    Good-for-you Snack Bars Face Off in Trademark Battle
    San Diego - According to documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the maker of KIND snacks is suing Clif Bar & Company for trade dress infringement over its soon-to-be released Mojo Bars. Kind…
  • Jan 23

    Kanye West Hurls Trademark Lawsuit at Makers of "COINYE" Currency

    Kanye West Hurls Trademark Lawsuit at Makers of "COINYE" Currency
    San Diego - Kanye West has commenced a lawsuit against the creators of a playfully named brand of virtual currency. What started off as an internet fad, calling online digital currently "COINYE WEST," quickly turned into a legal dispute,…
  • Dec 11

    "Hanginout" Alleges Google's Use of "Hangouts" is a Trademark Infringement

    "Hanginout" Alleges Google's Use of "Hangouts" is a Trademark Infringement
    San Diego - A lawsuit filed in late November by San Diego based Hanginout, Inc. claims that Google, Inc. has infringed its trademark for its video-focused social media app. The smaller company located in Carlsbad claims that it was using…
Rank this Week: 1890

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers work visas, green cards, and adjustments of status. By The Gee Law Firm.

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 30

    New Obama Directive to Aid Parents in Deportation Proceeding

    New Obama Directive to Aid Parents in Deportation Proceeding
    The Obama administration released a directive last Friday, instructing federal immigration officers to be cognizant of family connections and needs when detaining undocumented foreign nationals who have children. The directive does not…
  • Aug 13

    CBP Expands Global Entry Program

    CBP Expands Global Entry Program
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the federal government agency that oversees and enforces many of the country's international trade, customs, and immigration regulations. When entering and exiting the United States, travelers will…
  • Jul 23

    Reform Bill Increases Immigration Opportunities for Afghan National

    Reform Bill Increases Immigration Opportunities for Afghan National
    The Senate's reform bill is more than one thousand pages long and details plans to change employment-based immigration opportunities, as well as provides a pathway to citizenship for many foreign nationals who are currently in the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2028

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: 2007

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    The End of The United Stated Patent and Trademark Agency?

    The End of The United Stated Patent and Trademark Agency?
    Brand Ventures IP Law's Blog is back to weekly postings, and ideally, we will be cross-linking content with our other social media platforms (Brand Ventures IP Law's Facebook Page, Brand Venture's Twitter Feed, and the admittedly long overdue…
  • Jan 23

    The Emergence of Personal Branding in Professional Sport

    The Emergence of Personal Branding in Professional Sport
    For years, athletic leagues, collegiate sports associations, and professional teams have dominated the savvy use of intellectual property procurement to solidify their ownership of not only the teams, leagues and associations…
  • Jan 20

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Rank this Week: 1924

California Consumer & Bankruptcy…

California Consumer & Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers mortgages, foreclosures and bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Linda C. Garrett.

http://www.solanocountyconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 8

    Self Employed and Denied a MHA HAMP Loan?

    Self Employed and Denied a MHA HAMP Loan?
    As most of us know by now, while it may appear easy to apply for a loan modification under the Making Home Affordable (MHA) Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), it's not so easy to get approved
  • Jun 1

    Can Two Creditors Garnish Up to 50% of Your Take-Home Pay?

    Can Two Creditors Garnish Up to 50% of Your Take-Home Pay?
    Usually, when a person is sued by a creditor or is served with a garnishment order, a debtor/employee's first recourse is to contact a bankruptcy attorney, requesting that the attorney file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition on…
  • May 25

    Top 11 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Applying for a MHA HAMP Loan Modification

    Top 11 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Applying for a MHA HAMP Loan Modification
    Even now, three years after the Obama Administration introduced the Making Home Affordable Program (MHA) in February 2009 and the first program under the MHA intended to prevent foreclosure, the Home Affordable Modification Program (MHA HAMP)…
Rank this Week: 1974

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Provides eviction and landlord and tenant information.

http://www.losangelesevictionlawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 3

    Eviction discovery rule

    Eviction discovery rule
    Due to the expedited nature of eviction cases, it is only natural that the discovery process is also expedited.  Unlike in traditional discovery procedures, in eviction cases, the responses are due 5 days after service of the request.  This…
  • Feb 25

    Rent Control Eviction

    Rent Control Eviction
    Assuming your property is within a rent control jurisdiction there are two types of categories under which a landlord can eviction a tenant in a rent control property. As a caveat, rent controls covers all residential units except single…
  • Jan 13

    Forclosure Crisi

    Forclosure Crisi
    Lenders are posied to take back more homes in 2011 than any other year.  Last year, banks took back 1 million homes.  About 5 million borrowers are at least two months behind on their mortagages and more will miss payments.  Forecasters…
Rank this Week: 1956

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Aug 18

    When Life Gives You Lemons: OC Edition

    When Life Gives You Lemons: OC Edition
    From religion to politics; housing, transportation and food, the epic failures of the economic recession have delivered some real big lemons to the OC [Orange County]. No sector of the economy was left untouched and so many lives have been…
  • Aug 11

    A Medical Bankruptcy May Soon Discharge Student Loan

    A Medical Bankruptcy May Soon Discharge Student Loan
    Cited as the Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2014, S.2471 is a Bill recently introduced in the Senate, June 12, 2014. The proposed Bill would Amend the Bankruptcy Code to include definitions for a “medically distressed debtor”…
  • Aug 4

    Supreme Court Bankruptcy Trilogy & Bankruptcy Judge’s Inferiority Complex

    Supreme Court Bankruptcy Trilogy & Bankruptcy Judge’s Inferiority Complex
    In the Beginning In Stern v. Marshall,131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011), this Court held that Article III of the United States Constitution precludes Congress from assigning certain “core” bankruptcy proceedings involving private state law…
Rank this Week: 2115

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Aug 14

    Marching together

    Marching together
    What a remarkable turnaround we witnessed today in Ferguson, Missouri, where five days of protests in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown this past weekend, had been met with police armed to the teeth with military weapons and…
  • Aug 12

    Improvisation

    Improvisation
    Last night I had a chance to assist at an improvisation class, playing the role of mediator to actors working out various conflict situations. The class arose out of some discussions with the teacher, Rob Watzke, about the similarities…
  • Jul 24

    Prisoner

    Prisoner
    In the first episode of the second season of Orange is the New Black, the series presents a variation on the prisoner's dilemma problem that is often discussed in mediation programs and texts. Piper and her former girlfriend Alex both have to…
Rank this Week: 2189

Guru Immigration Law Blog

Guru Immigration Law Blog

The Guru's meditations and musings on Immigration Law. By Larry Liem Doan.

http://guruimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Not Sure to Marry Fiancee Before or After Naturalization

    Not Sure to Marry Fiancee Before or After Naturalization
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
  • Aug 3

    Can My Out of Status Boyfriend Get H4 Status Through Me?

    Can My Out of Status Boyfriend Get H4 Status Through Me?
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
  • Jul 26

    H-1B Priority Date Transfer with New Employer

    H-1B Priority Date Transfer with New Employer
    (Click on Top Banner to Return to the Blog Home Page from Any Blog Article) Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to…
Rank this Week: 2062

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/
  • Aug 10

    Squaw Valley skydiver killed after mid-air collision

    Squaw Valley skydiver killed after mid-air collision
    Two parachutists collided in midair in Acampo on Tuesday afternoon, killing a man from Squaw Valley and prompting an investigation by the FAA, officials said.Professional skier and BASE jumper Timy Dutton, 27, was killed 30 seconds into…
  • Aug 10

    Major Scandal: One of our main automakers knowingly allowed dangerous vehicles on the road to save .90 cents per vehicle

    Major Scandal: One of our main automakers knowingly allowed dangerous vehicles on the road to save .90 cents per vehicle
    There is one last remaining arena where politics, money and influence cannot corrupt the outcome: the jury trial.   Checks and balances was the design of our three areas of government; legislature, office of the president, and…
  • May 5

    Semi Truck Accident Injures 3 Workers In Fix 50 Area

    Semi Truck Accident Injures 3 Workers In Fix 50 Area
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A semi truck accident in the Fix 50 area has injured three workers, a California Highway Patrol official says.Three crew members on the Fix 50 project were hit by a piece of wood from one of their own workers. A…
Rank this Week: 2198

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Marin Traffic Ticket Defense July 2014

    Marin Traffic Ticket Defense July 2014
    LAW OFFICE OF JOHN STANKO, Inc. ________________________________________ JOHN W. STANKO Attorney at Law TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS July 2014 COURT CHARGE RESULT San Francisco Red Light Camera Reduced to a no pointer Sonoma Speeding with accident…
  • May 1

    DUI Crackdown Planned - Cinco de Mayo Weekend

    DUI Crackdown Planned - Cinco de Mayo Weekend
    The Marin County multi police agency DUI task force, Avoid the Marin 13, is going to be on the look out for impaired drivers this holiday weekend. The involved police departments will be holding a checkpoint in San Rafael on...
  • Apr 30

    TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS APRIL 2014

    TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS APRIL 2014
    TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS APRIL 2014 COURT CHARGE RESULT Marin Speeding and no license Dismissed Marin Speeding …
Rank this Week: 2046

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    Credit Scores May Rise with FICO’s New Scoring Model

    Credit Scores May Rise with FICO’s New Scoring Model
    FICO, the creator of the most widely used credit scoring system, last week announced that  new version (FICO 9) available this fall will make changes beneficial to consumers. The new model will ignore previously paid collection items…
  • Jul 23

    Free Credit Reports You May Not Know About

    Free Credit Reports You May Not Know About
    Many of you know you can get free credit reports once a year from Experian, Equifax and Trans Union by going to annualcreditreport.com (or you may call 1.877.322.8228 and use the prompts). But what you may not know is that there are quite a…
  • Jun 16

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian
    The State of Mississippi has sued Experian alleging violations of the FCRA and its own state law. Among other problems,  the Mississippi lawsuit said, Experian provides no straightforward way for consumers to correct erroneous…
Rank this Week: 2145

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Aug 7

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivolous" MH370 Filing
    The Illinois Attorney Ethics Committee has filed a complaint against Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the Chicago lawyer who started legal proceedings on behalf of a passenger's family shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.  One…
  • Aug 7

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivilous" MH370 Filing

    Ethics Committee Goes After Monica Ribbeck Kelly for "Frivilous" MH370 Filing
    The Illinois Attorney Ethics Committee has filed a complaint against Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the Chicago lawyer who started legal proceedings on behalf of a passenger's family shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.  One…
  • Jul 31

    The Risk of Automation in the General Aviation Cockpit

    The Risk of Automation in the General Aviation Cockpit
    I just returned from the American Association for Justice's annual convention in Baltimore, where I  on the risks automation poses to the general aviation pilot.  To prepare for the talk, I reviewed the research on the…
Rank this Week: 2177

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

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

http://blog.sfbar.org/
  • Aug 6

    Coming up: Financial Wellness Wednesday

    Coming up: Financial Wellness Wednesday
  • Aug 4

    Legal Writing Tip: Don’t Be Lame

    Legal Writing Tip: Don’t Be Lame
    When finishing up a piece of writing, whether it’s a document to be filed with the court or even a short e-mail to a client, consult a master editing checklist to ensure you don’t have...
  • Aug 1

    Managing Partners + Bay Area General Counsel = Legal Leaders Dinner

    Managing Partners + Bay Area General Counsel = Legal Leaders Dinner
    BASF’s 2014 Legal Leaders of the Bay Area Dinner was held on June 11 at One Market Restaurant. Managing Partners from BASF’s Leader Circle firms, as well as General Counsel from various Bay Area…
Rank this Week: 2148

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
Rank this Week: 2114

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Luncheon

    Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Luncheon
    This Thursday, July 24, 2014, Reno Fernandez is pleased to host a panel of sitting judges of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, who will speak over lunch at the City Club for the BASF…
  • Jun 29

    Military, Veterans and Other Overlooked Exemption

    Military, Veterans and Other Overlooked Exemption
    Did you know that a military soldier's deposits to savings accounts while on permanent duty abroad are fully exempt?  10 U.S.C. §1035(d) provides that: An amount deposited under this section, with interest thereon, is exempt…
  • Jun 25

    What is Congress Doing?! Insolvency Legislation and Rule

    What is Congress Doing?! Insolvency Legislation and Rule
    Reno Fernandez is pleased to be hosting Peter Califano, Diana Herman and Adam Lewis, who will speak to the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on insolvency legislation and rules updates over …
Rank this Week: 2091

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

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

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2092

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Jul 7

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director

    California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Director
    by Robert Hogeboom & Samuel Sorich The California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) has issued a notification to insurers with 2013 written premiums of $100 million or more in California to complete and submit the CDI’s…
  • Jun 11

    Ninth Circuit Takes Narrow View of ERISA Surcharge Remedy

    Ninth Circuit Takes Narrow View of ERISA Surcharge Remedy
    In Gabriel v. Alaska Electrical Pension Fund, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a pension plan participant could not be “made whole” by using the equitable remedy of surcharge to recover pension benefits he was erroneously told he…
  • May 29

    MICRA's Big Deception

    MICRA's Big Deception
    Michael Newman authored an op-ed for the May 29th edition of the Daily Journal to speak out against what he believes is an initiative that will deceive California voters this coming November.   Newman writes that…
Rank this Week: 2074

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Covers intellectual property law, open source software, and technology. By Mark Radcliffe.

http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development
    The year 2013 was continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. FOSS projects continues to increase from 900,000 in 2012 to 1,000,000 in 2013 according to Black Duck Software. Continuing the…
  • Dec 16

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup
    Nick Woodman, the founder of GoPro, gave a great keynote about the value of “ignorance” for startups. He made the point during a keynote at the recent NVCA lunch in Silicon Valley (we hosted the NVCA Board meeting at our…
  • Nov 13

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud
    The Open Source Summit in Hong Kong last week demonstrates the power of the open source methodology and the OpenStack community. The Summit was the first OpenStack Foundation conference outside of the United States and attracted over 3,000…
Rank this Week: 2143

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: 2146

Lawyer On A Leash Blog

Lawyer On A Leash Blog

Covers how to hire and work with a lawyer. By Gideon Grunfeld.

http://lawyeronaleash.com/loal-blog/
  • Jul 21

    How Important Is A Lawyer’s Computer Skills?

    How Important Is A Lawyer’s Computer Skills?
    When lawyers charge by the hour, it is natural to question how much of their time is wasted because they aren’t proficient at using software such as Word and Excel. D. Casey Flaherty, who works as a lawyer in the Law Department of Kia…
  • Jul 7

    Marketing Advice Lawyers Receive

    Marketing Advice Lawyers Receive
    The American Bar Association Journal on July 1 published an article entitled, “50 simple ways you can market your practice.” It is directed to lawyers and contains such gems as: 17.) People sometimes need to be convinced that…
  • Jun 24

    Getting Your Lawyer To Estimate Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Litigation

    Getting Your Lawyer To Estimate Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Litigation
    “I don’t know what this lawsuit will cost because there are so many factors involved, and I don’t control many of them.” Can’t tell you how many times I have heard experienced litigators voice this sentiment when…
Rank this Week: 2183

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: 2175