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California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1805

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Food Invention Reality Show

    Food Invention Reality Show
    Eyeworks TV, the producers behind Extreme Weight Loss on ABC and Bar Rescue on Spike, THIS WEEK ONLY, is holding an audition in Redondo Beach for entrepreneurs with food related inventions for a new…
  • Aug 26

    No Copyright Protection for Iconic Monkey Selfie

    No Copyright Protection for Iconic Monkey Selfie
    In 2011, wildlife photographer David Slater set up a camera on Sulawesi, a small island in Indonesia.  Mr. Slater received an unanticipated gift, a monkey picked up his camera and took hundreds of pictures, including self portraits or…
  • Jul 8

    LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM WONDERFUL

    LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM WONDERFUL
    For anyone in the food and beverage industry or involved in business marketing, Michael Cohen will be moderating a seminar on July 14, 2014 at 1PM entitled LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM…
Rank this Week: 1758

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Sep 16

    Georgia Plant Listed and 732 Acres Designated

    Georgia Plant Listed and 732 Acres Designated
    On September 12, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published notice of its final rule listing the Georgia rockcress (Arabis georgiana) as a threatened plant species under the Endangered Species Act.  On the same…
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Protection for Canada Lynx

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Protection for Canada Lynx
     On Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule (pdf) revising the critical habitat designation for the contiguous United States distinct population segment (DPS) of the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) and…
  • Sep 10

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists Two Florida Plants as Endangered

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists Two Florida Plants as Endangered
    Last Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule listing two plants as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The two species, Florida brickell-bush (Brickellia mosieri) and Carter’s…
Rank this Week: 1755

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Sep 16

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System
    An adoption case in Alaska recently became a test of the tribal court's legal authority to remove the parental rights of a parent who was not a member of the tribe. In this case, a daughter was removed from the home of Edward Parks and…
  • Sep 10

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women
    If you're reading this blog, you're probably a Boomer. A study released in February found that Americans who are over 50 years of age are twice as likely to divorce as people who were that age 20 years ago. No one wants to have a midlife…
  • Sep 2

    Florida Gets Closer to Allow Same-Sex Marriage - Update on Gay Marriage Around the Country

    Florida Gets Closer to Allow Same-Sex Marriage - Update on Gay Marriage Around the Country
    In July, two Key West residents prevailed in a same-sex marriage case in a Florida district court. In that case, Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia - similar to other judges -- characterized the ban on gay marriage as…
Rank this Week: 1856

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/
  • Sep 15

    Iain A. Macdonald Honored as Outstanding Mediator by Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Prpgram

    Iain A. Macdonald Honored as Outstanding Mediator by Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Prpgram
    At the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum's annual gathering of bankruptcy judges and attorneys on Thursday, Iain A. Macdonald was honored by the Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program (BDRP) for the following achievements in the past year:Most…
  • Sep 10

    Reno Fernandez Speaking on Chapter 11 Bankruptcy at State Bar Annual Meeting

    Reno Fernandez Speaking on Chapter 11 Bankruptcy at State Bar Annual Meeting
    We are proud to announce that Reno Fernandez will be speaking on chapter 11 bankruptcy cases tomorrow, kicking off the 87th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California with its first program, namely "Chapter 11 in a Nutshell."
  • Aug 29

    Involuntary Bankruptcy: It's Somewhere Debtors Do Not Want To Be

    Involuntary Bankruptcy: It's Somewhere Debtors Do Not Want To Be
    Reno Fernandez is pleased to host a panel of bankruptcy judges and attorneys to speak on involuntary bankruptcy cases over lunch at the City Club for the BASF Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. …
Rank this Week: 1769

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1879

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
  • Sep 5

    Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP

    Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP
    Barger & Wolen partner David McMahon was quoted in a Law360 article, Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP subscription required), on September 4, 2014, about U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier’s ruling which found…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1792

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Recent Trend: A Purchased Airline Ticket May Result in COS or AOS Denial

    Recent Trend: A Purchased Airline Ticket May Result in COS or AOS Denial
    A number of U.S. employers have recently received denials for change of status (COS) and adjustment of status (AOS) applications where the beneficiary purchased, but did not use, an airline ticket to depart the United States. The only reason…
  • Aug 4

    Technical Difficulties at Embassies and Consulates Worldwide

    Technical Difficulties at Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
    On July 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of State announced that its consular system is experiencing technical difficulties, which began in mid-July. The problem is worldwide and not specific to any particular country or visa category. These…
  • Jul 29

    DACA and State Driver’s License

    DACA and State Driver’s License
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy permits individuals who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and who meet other age, education, continuous presence, and criminal history-related requirements to remain in…
Rank this Week: 1836

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Top Criminal Defense Attorney – Orange County (OC Metro magazine)

    Top Criminal Defense Attorney – Orange County (OC Metro magazine)
    Joe Dane named as Top Criminal Defense Attorney in Orange County   I am honored to have been named by OC Metro magazine as one of the top attorneys for criminal defense. OC Metro Top Attorneys feature For additional information about my…
  • Aug 27

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location
    I am pleased to announce the new location of my office.  After six years in the previous location,  I have relocated from Orange to the city of Tustin.  Our new address is: 17581 Irvine Blvd., Suite 108 Tustin, CA  92780…
  • Jan 18

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)
    In the first two parts of this series, I’ve discussed the law of the Miranda rights and when the Miranda rights apply.  Now, it’s time to talk about how to invoke your rights if you choose not to talk… and you probably…
Rank this Week: 1857

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Aug 18

    All-in-One Taco/Banana Stand

    All-in-One Taco/Banana Stand
    "There it is, dude," read the text  from my friend, "Across from Metro. Another dream stolen. All-in-one DUI law office and taco stand.  Left line for payments. Right line for sticky's, notarized Tahls and '2 for 1' burritos."Great…
  • Jun 20

    Don Sterling Always Lawyering Up

    Don Sterling Always Lawyering Up
    Another issue comes to mind In Re the Donald Sterling case:If Don is judicially determined to be mentally unfit to serve as the family trustee, could that decision have an effect on whether he had the capacity to make the attorney-client fee…
  • Jun 16

    Attorney Client Fee Agreement

    Attorney Client Fee Agreement
    If you want to understand the Donald T. Sterling case, look at it from the point of view of an attorney- client fee agreement. There are two basic agreements:  litigation on a hourly basis and non-litigation on an hourly basis. Either…
Rank this Week: 1853

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: 1789

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

Covers class action issues, both in California and Nationwide. By Matt C. Bailey.

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1852

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 1868

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: 1785

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: 1878

California Civil Litigation Blog

California Civil Litigation Blog

Covers electronic discovery, insurance litigation, security and privacy, and other civil litigation topics in California. By M. Scott Koller.

http://www.koller-law.com
  • Feb 28

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start
    I recently authored an article for the Daily Journal on the new cybersecurity framework.  You can read about it by visiting the Daily Journal.  
  • Dec 31

    The Target Breach: How the Financial Industry is Reacting

    The Target Breach: How the Financial Industry is Reacting
    Retail giant Target recently suffered a massive security breach during the busiest shopping season of the year. The breach involved the credit and debit card information of an estimated 40 million customers who shopped at one of…
  • Nov 19

    The Ramifications of a Security Breach

    The Ramifications of a Security Breach
    New Study Finds that Two Thirds of U.S. Adults Would Not Return to a Business Where Their Personal Information was Stolen. From hackers to stolen laptops, security breaches have been on the rise.  While most businesses are aware of the…
Rank this Week: 1866

California Criminal Defense Blog

California Criminal Defense Blog

Covers drug crimes, legislation, sex crimes, sex offenses, and violent crimes. By Shouse Law Group.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18
    California law is especially vigilant when it comes to protecting minor children. Under California Penal Code 647.6, annoying or molesting a child under 18, something as seemingly innocent as a comment can be a crime. All it takes is a…
  • Jul 17

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction
    Travel restrictions are often one of the consequences of a felony conviction in California. These can occur a number of ways. First, a judge may directly impose travel restrictions as a condition of probation. This may also include…
  • Jun 17

    New York City Cop May Have Coerced Confession

    New York City Cop May Have Coerced Confession
    Many people think that everyone who confesses to a crime is guilty. But coerced, involuntary and false confessions can lead to wrongful conviction and grave injustice. And some cops will go to unscrupulous lengths to make a case. As a case…
Rank this Week: 1782

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Sep 18

    Wage Garnishment Trends in the U.S.

    Wage Garnishment Trends in the U.S.
    A recent report from ADP examined wage garnishment trends across the United States. In a figure that might be surprising, the research found that 7.2 percent of U.S. workers have had their wages garnished — usually for child support,…
  • Sep 16

    Cheerleaders’ Wage Theft Suit Proves Costly for the Oakland Raider

    Cheerleaders’ Wage Theft Suit Proves Costly for the Oakland Raider
    Last January, two cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the team had committed a host of state labor law violations, including not paying minimum wage, not paying wages on time, making illegal…
  • Sep 15

    New Law Will Include “Abusive Conduct” Training as Part of Sexual Harassment Training

    New Law Will Include “Abusive Conduct” Training as Part of Sexual Harassment Training
    California employers with 50 or more employees are required by law to provide a minimum of two-hours of supervisor training every two years on prevention of sexual harassment. Governor Edmund G. Brown recently signed AB 2053, which will…
Rank this Week: 1924

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Sep 16

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision
    By Scott Castro California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decisionOil and gas lease sales on public lands set to resume in 2015 based upon independent fracking report On August 28, 2014 the California…
  • Aug 26

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
  • Aug 22

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact
    By Robert I. McMurry A new Court of Appeal case, San Francisco Tomorrow v. City and County of San Francisco, 214 Cal App Lexis 735 lends support to A.B. 32 as a standard of significance for GHG impacts and to the use of an air district…
Rank this Week: 2011

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and laws. By Jacob J. Sapochnick.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    What is the E-1 -Treaty Traders Visa?

    What is the E-1 -Treaty Traders Visa?
    In this video, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain what the E-1 Treaty Trader Visa is and its requirements The Treaty Trader Visa (non-immigrant E-1 classification) is intended for the nationals of a foreign country with…
  • Sep 8

    Same Sex Marriage and Green Cards: Is Proof of Real Marriage Required, Standard of Proof?

    Same Sex Marriage and Green Cards: Is Proof of Real Marriage Required, Standard of Proof?
    In this post, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will address one of our most frequently asked questions for Same Sex Marriage and Green Cards: Is Proof of Real Marriage Required, Standard of Proof? Statement from Secretary of…
  • Sep 3

    Do Franchises qualify for E2 Investor Visa?

    Do Franchises qualify for E2 Investor Visa?
    In this post, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain whether franchises qualify for an E2 Investor Visa. What is an E2 Visa? The Treaty Investor Visa (nonimmigrant E-2 classification) is intended for nationals of a foreign…
Rank this Week: 1965

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/
  • Sep 11

    President Obama Disappoints Immigrants with News of Delaying Immigration Reform

    President Obama Disappoints Immigrants with News of Delaying Immigration Reform
    Often touted as a champion of immigrants' rights, President Obama truly disappointed the immigrant population, advocacy groups, and the nation at large when he announced that he would not pursue any executive actions to jumpstart immigration…
  • Sep 7

    Immigration Lawyers Association Blasts Obama's Immigration Failure

    Immigration Lawyers Association Blasts Obama's Immigration Failure
    The American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) is national association of immigration lawyers that advocates for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, and strives to advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and…
  • Sep 5

    What Do John Lennon and Immigration Law Have in Common?

    What Do John Lennon and Immigration Law Have in Common?
    For the past two years, the President and Congress have been working together (and often against each other) in the effort to formulate a solution to address the growing undocumented foreign national population in the United States. As part…
Rank this Week: 1891

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/
  • Sep 11

    A Critical Look at Stockton Bicycle Accident

    A Critical Look at Stockton Bicycle Accident
    Lawyers know there are at least 2 sides to every story. This holds true as we look at car vs Bicycle accidents in Stockton. Injury attorneys also know that in such accidents, it’s usually the bicycle rider who sustains the most serious…
  • Aug 26

    Do you Drive a Chevy Cruze in Stockton?

    Do you Drive a Chevy Cruze in Stockton?
    Injury lawyers at Sette Law want Stockton owners of GM’s Chevy Cruze to quickly respond to the June 28 recall of the 2013-2014 models due to airbag defects. This GM recall is not connected to earlier recalls that also involved defective…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2014

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Sep 7

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.
    There was immigration-practice-related developments in the main stream news this week. First, the President announced that any executive orders he will make about immigration law will be after the November (2014) elections.  Also, it was…
  • Aug 28

    BIA resists the normal way a court controls its docket.

    BIA resists the normal way a court controls its docket.
    A few months ago I attended a talk by a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. She stated that about two thirds of immigration appeals before the court are resolved before the cases are briefed. Because of active efforts by the court to…
  • Aug 27

    Ninth Court Rendon decision weakens scope of Young v. Holder

    Ninth Court Rendon decision weakens scope of Young v. Holder
    I have written previously about how the Board of Immigration Appeals, the courts of appeal, and the Supreme Court have been struggling over how to determine whether an individual’s crime is a crime or moral turpitude or an aggravated…
Rank this Week: 1897

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Aug 26

    New Client: Wildflower Community Association

    New Client: Wildflower Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Wildflower Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Wildflower is a brand new neighborhood in the city of Moreno Valley being developed by D.R. Horton. The…
  • Aug 19

    Riding Motorized Scooters in HOA Common Areas?

    Riding Motorized Scooters in HOA Common Areas?
    *Asked & Answered Asked - We have continued problems with unruly, unsupervised, and destructive children in our community's common areas. They ride motorized scooters, skateboards, bikes, etc. all throughout our walkways and have…
  • Aug 4

    New Client: The Orchards Community Association

    New Client: The Orchards Community Association
    We are proud to announce that The Orchards Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. The Orchards is located in Tustin Ranch, within walking distance to shopping, dining, and theaters in the…
Rank this Week: 1982

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jul 7

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner
    In Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (No. S208173), the California Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of architects who are the primary designers of a residential building, typically a…
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
  • Jan 30

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change
    Commencing July 1, 2014 under SB-745, all smoke alarms including combination smoke alarms, that are solely battery powered shall contain a nonreplaceable, nonremovable battery that is capable of powering the smoke alarm for at least 10…
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: 2044

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: 2034

Internet Lawyer Blog

Internet Lawyer Blog

Covers business, internet, and cyberspace law. By the Law Offices of Salar Atrizadeh.

http://www.internetlawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 19

    California's Homeowner Bill of Right

    California's Homeowner Bill of Right
    In January 2013, the California Homeowner Bill of Rights will take effect, providing unparalleled protection for homeowners across the state. This Bill, which is the first of its kind, will reform the foreclosure process and provide unique…
  • Nov 11

    Privacy Concerns in the Changing Face of the Internet and Technology

    Privacy Concerns in the Changing Face of the Internet and Technology
    The technological advancements and the ever-expansive world of cyberspace are in a perpetual state of conflict with individual privacy concerns. For example, a recent research project by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrates…
  • Nov 5

    Antitrust Accusations Building Against Google

    Antitrust Accusations Building Against Google
    The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") may be preparing to file an antitrust suit against Google for abusing its dominance as an Internet search engine to stifle competition from other search engines and arbitrarily increase advertisement…
Rank this Week: 2030

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: 1913

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Motor vehicle accident injures 1 in California

    Motor vehicle accident injures 1 in California
    Car accidents can be serious enough when regular vehicles are involved in the collision, but when a motorcycle is involved in the accident, it can be even more severe. Motorcyclists do not have the level of protection that drivers have,...
  • Sep 11

    Motor vehicle accident injures elderly woman in California

    Motor vehicle accident injures elderly woman in California
    Pickup trucks are a popular form of vehicle in the United States, and are highly useful when transporting anything from one location to another. However, when these vehicles are involved in an accident with a standard-sized vehicle it can…
  • Sep 3

    Motor vehicle accident in California kills 1

    Motor vehicle accident in California kills 1
    Car accidents that take place on a freeway can be serious enough, but when multiple vehicles are involved, the severity of the accident can be increased greatly. The increased speeds of the freeway combined with the number of vehicles can...
Rank this Week: 2067

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

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

    Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust/Crummey Trust

    Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust/Crummey Trust
    An irrevocable life insurance trust, commonly known as an "ILIT," is a type of trust used to avoid the inclusion of life insurance proceeds in a decedent's estate.Many people erroneously assume that life insurance proceeds are always…
  • Sep 10

    Undue Influence involving a California Trust

    Undue Influence involving a California Trust
    One method in which a testamentary instrument can be voided is if it is the product of "undue influence." California case law says that undue influence is dependent upon the facts and circumstances of the situation. Sparks v. Sparks (1950)…
  • Sep 3

    Business Transactions with a Client

    Business Transactions with a Client
    State Capitol, SacramentoWhen a client hires an attorney, a appreciable level of trust and respect is generally established. The client can expect the attorney to act in their best interest at all times. Similarly, the client can expect the…
Rank this Week: 2210

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Sep 16

    Hershey Files Trademark Lawsuit against Candy Importer

    Hershey Files Trademark Lawsuit against Candy Importer
    IPNews® - The Hershey Company is waging a trademark war against candy importer LBB Imports LLC accusing it of infringing its trademarks for famous brand names including Reese's and Kit Kat. Hershey has argued that LBB is violating both…
  • Sep 11

    Tesla and Amazon Founders Clash Over Space Flight Patent

    Tesla and Amazon Founders Clash Over Space Flight Patent
    IPNews® - Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin are butting heads over a patent application from Blue Origin that claims rights to a procedure for landing booster rockets at sea. SpaceX has filed its objections stating that the…
  • Sep 5

    ALS Association Backs Away from Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark

    ALS Association Backs Away from Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark
    IPNews® - The ALS Association has backed away from trademark applications that it filed for terms relating to the Ice Bucket Challenge, which gained momentum on social media and brought in more than $94 million for the group. ALSA…
Rank this Week: 2123

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/
  • Sep 16

    Class Action Suit against Southwest for Wiretapping

    Class Action Suit against Southwest for Wiretapping
    Plaintiff Aaron Siani says Southwest Airlines secretly recorded a cellphone conversation without his consent, in violation of his right to privacy. On September 1, 2014, Siani received a call from a Southwest customer service agent regarding…
  • Aug 22

    Man Suffering from Mental Breakdown Shot to Death by Police Officer

    Man Suffering from Mental Breakdown Shot to Death by Police Officer
    A Pennsylvania police officer is facing claims filed against him for having fatally shot a man inside his own home before the police obtained a mental health warrant. On November 7, 2012, “an employee or agent of Community Counseling…
  • Aug 21

    Whole Foods Class Action Accuses Grocer of Mislabeling

    Whole Foods Class Action Accuses Grocer of Mislabeling
    A class action lawsuit recently filed against Whole Foods asserts that the popular specialty food retailer is mislabeling products as “organic” or “all natural”—in spite of such products not meeting…
Rank this Week: 2201

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    What’s Wrong with the Credit Reporting System

    What’s Wrong with the Credit Reporting System
      On September 10, 2014, the House of Representatives SubCommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit heard testimony on the current state of the consumer credit reporting system. Mr Stuart Pratt, who is with the industry…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2240

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: 2088

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    How to Write an Employment Contract

    How to Write an Employment Contract
    An employment contract can be a useful tool to protect your business while providing clarity and structure for your employees. An effective agreement should clearly spell out the terms of both employment and termination. In this post we'll…
  • Sep 12

    What to Include in an LLC Operating Agreement

    What to Include in an LLC Operating Agreement
    In a previous blog post we briefly talked about operating agreements. This topic is important enough to merit further examination. We'll specifically look at what you need to include in an operating agreement for an LLC. The Purpose of an…
  • Aug 29

    Funding a Startup: Regulation D

    Funding a Startup: Regulation D
    There are a number of ways to fund a startup. We've all heard about loans, grants and crowdfunding but new rules from the SEC will make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise capital. In this post we're going to look at changes to "Regulation…
Rank this Week: 2079

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 12, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 12, 2014
    This week, the President announced his authorization of expanded military action against the Islamic State terror group (ISIS) and we remembered 9-11. Have a listen to Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising while perusing our curated…
  • Sep 5

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 5, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 5, 2014
    Today is the International Day of Charity, a perfect day to speak on fiscal sponsorship to the State Bar Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations Committees here in San Francisco. Have a listen to Jellyfish’s Russian Hill while…
  • Aug 29

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 29, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 29, 2014
    Last Tuesday was Women’s Equality Day. Have a listen to Nellie McKay‘s Mother of Pearl while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Women’s Foundation: Women #vote in higher percentages than men, but are…
Rank this Week: 2191

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law, asylum, and public benefits. By The Law Office of Geri Kahn.

http://www.californiaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?
    With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more people are eligible for health insurance including those who previously had a difficult time finding insurance.  One such group of people was elderly permanent residents under 65 years…
  • Aug 13

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014
    This post does not have anything to do with Immigration law, however the topic is important to all of us.  The Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be occurring this weekend, Saturday, August 16 through…
  • Aug 8

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit
    It is common in Immigration Court for the government attorney to file adverse evidence at the hearing and have it be accepted by the Immigration Judge.   It is unpleasant, to say the least, when this happens because it catches us…
Rank this Week: 2274

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

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

    What are the Potential Consequences of a First Offense Los Angeles DUI

    What are the Potential Consequences of a First Offense Los Angeles DUI
    California Vehicle Code §23152 makes it unlawful for a person to be driving a vehicle while they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are arrested and charged with the suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you will be…
  • Sep 2

    Los Angeles DUI Enhancement

    Los Angeles DUI Enhancement
    What exactly are DUI enhancements and what can they mean for you if you have been charged for a DUI? In certain DUI cases, the facts are fairly straightforward. For those case, they will be prosecuted under California Vehicle Code…
  • Aug 26

    Effective Defense of a Los Angeles DUI Charge

    Effective Defense of a Los Angeles DUI Charge
    There are certain legal hurdles a prosecutor must cross in order to successfully prosecute a case. They must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, using evidence, testimony and other exhibits that a person was: 1)     …
Rank this Week: 2279

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Sep 7

    Streanline Procedure-What does non-willful mean?

    Streanline Procedure-What does non-willful mean?
    In order to use the Streamline Procedures (domestic and non-resident) a U.S. taxpayer must certify that their failure to file a timely FBAR was non-willful. The term non-willful is essentially a “clinical” conclusion based upon…
  • Sep 1

    Don’t Stop Corporate Inversion

    Don’t Stop Corporate Inversion
    If you want to see specific stocks take a hit then stop corporate inversions. Corporate inversions are the relocation of a U.S. company’s corporate domicile, (its formal headquarters) to a lower tax jurisdiction. Inversions are a form…
  • Aug 24

    What Does a Fiduciary Do When Advised of an Offshore Account?

    What Does a Fiduciary Do When Advised of an Offshore Account?
    On June 18, 2014 the IRS announced changes to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). The changes include the following: “The changes announced today also make important modifications to the OVDP. The changes include:…
Rank this Week: 2148

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Los Angeles Bar Association Trust and Wills Symposium

    Los Angeles Bar Association Trust and Wills Symposium
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, is looking forward to attending the People Behaving Badly: Trustees and Beneficiaries Abusing Each Other and Settlors program being presented on September 19, 2014, at the Millennium Biltmore Grand,…
  • Sep 7

    Probate Schedule at the San Farncisco Superior Court

    Probate Schedule at the San Farncisco Superior Court
    Hearing dates for probate matters at the San Francisco Superior Court located at  400 McAllister St., Department 204, San Francisco, CA 94102-4514 are assigned by the filing clerk at the time the petition is filed. The typical schedule…
  • Aug 2

    New Judical Officer to Hear Conservatorships, Trust Matters, and other Probate Cases in Los Angeles Superior Court

    New Judical Officer to Hear Conservatorships, Trust Matters, and other Probate Cases in Los Angeles Superior Court
      Brenda Penny has been elected a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner, Presiding Judge David Wesley informed judicial officers. Brenda Penny has been hearing the morning probate calendar in Department 5 of the Los Angeles Superior…
Rank this Week: 2214

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Sep 4

    Effective Defense to a Los Angeles Internal Probation Violation

    Effective Defense to a Los Angeles Internal Probation Violation
    When a person is charged with a criminal offense in Los Angeles it is likely that as a part of their sentence, they will be put on probation. The probationary period is generally about 3 years on a misdemeanor and is usually informal…
  • Aug 25

    Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case

    Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case
    When a person has been convicted of a criminal charge in Los Angeles, it is likely that they will be put on probation for at least three years. As a part of the probation, the person charged will have certain conditions and requirements…
  • Aug 25

    Effect of a Los Angeles Criminal Conviction on an Out of State Criminal Charge

    Effect of a Los Angeles Criminal Conviction on an Out of State Criminal Charge
    What happens when you have a prior criminal record in California, and you are charged with a crime in a different state? This question becomes important when there is a potential probation violation due to the previous case. In order to…
Rank this Week: 2165

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

Covers consumer finance developments, trends and analysis. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 2137

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
  • Aug 27

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case
    Conflict between Simi Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla and those seeking public access to Martins Beach will make its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. Last week the state Senate approved Senate Bill 968 which, in essence, requires the State Land…
  • Aug 27

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Construction Slowed Down by Lack of Land
    The recent approval of 160 parcels between Fresno and Kings County for segment two of the high speed rail track has stirred up some excitement for rail backers. As the California High Speed Rail Authority (“CHSRA”) wastes no time…
  • Aug 20

    Proposition 13: Property Tax Roll-Over in Eminent Domain Cases, 8/20/14

    Proposition 13: Property Tax Roll-Over in Eminent Domain Cases, 8/20/14
    In 1978, California’s Proposition 13 created security for home owners by limiting property taxes to one percent of the property’s value with a maximum two percent increase for inflation of the property value in a year. The…
Rank this Week: 2243

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

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

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
  • Jul 30

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy
    All manners of avoiding tax on cancelled debt are NOT created equal. I have, up to this point, treated “discharge in a case under Title 11” and “insolvency” as equally effective ways to avoid including cancelled debt…
  • Jul 23

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok
    We’ve had a string of them…. [Hint: in a small practice, a "string" means "three. " ] But three clients in the past month with confirmed Chapter 13 plans have contracted to sell their homes without mentioning it to us,…
Rank this Week: 2200