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California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

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

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint
    So, it turns out that when you are really good at something you should continue doing it. In this case, debt collectors are really good at having complaints filed against them with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to…
  • Sep 18

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case
    In what is good news for one of my clients, she was sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in 2 separate cases. The lawsuits were filed in 2012 for two alleged credit card debts. She denied she owed any money to...
  • Aug 24

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe
    Debt collectors call a lot of people about debts. Heck, I got a call over the weekend from Portfolio Recovery Associates about a debt owed by Jonathan A Stein. Of course, that isn't my name. And the last four of...
Rank this Week: 1617

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Jan 7

    DIY Online Legal Form Services vs. Hiring a Lawyer

    DIY Online Legal Form Services vs. Hiring a Lawyer
    Why DIY Online Legal Form Services Cannot Replace Hiring a Lawyer You have no doubt seen advertisements for DIY online legal form services. They promise the resources you need to draft a will, appoint a power of attorney, incorporate a…
  • Jan 3

    Handling the Probate Proce

    Handling the Probate Proce
    If you’re dealing with the probate process in the state of California, you can count yourself relatively lucky. It may be costly, but probate in California is a somewhat simpler process than you’d undergo in other states. It can,…
  • Dec 5

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?
    If you run your own small business, you already realize the importance of legal advice in handling your daily operations. Of course, not all your activities will require this sort of assistance. Any business owner with half a brain can fill…
Rank this Week: 1981

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

Features business updates with a focus on California law. By Top Floor Legal, PC.

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Jan 5

    When Using Celebrity Deaths for Brand Promotion Crosses the Line [e284]

    When Using Celebrity Deaths for Brand Promotion Crosses the Line [e284]
    The guys kick in the new year by first discussing Cinnabon’s portrayal of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia soon after her death, as well as other gaffes involving Prince and David Bowie. They also talk about right of publicity claims…
  • Dec 29

    Customers Are Now Free to Post Negative Online Reviews, Thanks to the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

    Customers Are Now Free to Post Negative Online Reviews, Thanks to the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016
    In today’s digital age, people have no hesitation in sharing their opinions on just about anything online. Internet reviews on review aggregation websites like Yelp.com or TripAdvisor.com have become a fact of life for most business…
  • Dec 22

    Are Employers Liable When Employees Are Accused of Racism? [e283]

    Are Employers Liable When Employees Are Accused of Racism? [e283]
    Nasir and Matt discuss the recent incident at a Victoria’s Secret store where the store manager kicked out all black women after one black woman was caught shoplifting. They then each present dueling steps businesses should take…
Rank this Week: 2317

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Our blog touches on all types of criminal law topics.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 5

    DUI Charges Have Lasting Impact

    DUI Charges Have Lasting Impact
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith can confirm the fact that DUI charges have lasting impacts on a person’s life. Aldon Smith Was Arrested for Vandalism, Hit and Run, and DUI After San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was…
  • Dec 29

    President Obama Pardons Non-Violent Drug Conviction

    President Obama Pardons Non-Violent Drug Conviction
    This week President Obama pardoned or commuted the sentences of 231 people, the largest single-day clemency announcement since he became president. The majority of the pardons and commutations over the past years have been given to people…
  • Dec 22

    The ACLU Responds to Body Cameras Used by the LAPD

    The ACLU Responds to Body Cameras Used by the LAPD
    In spite of the ACLU’s outcry about body cameras and their use, body cameras have become a part of the crime enforcement for the Los Angeles Police Department. Body Cameras Recently Used Recently two LAPD officers responded after…
Rank this Week: 2079

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat - A Professional Corporation.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 3

    California Bans Holding Cell Phone While Driving

    California Bans Holding Cell Phone While Driving
    Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, drivers in California will be prohibited from holding their cell phones while they drive. Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1785 in September, and its effective date is on Jan. 1, 2017. The law prohibits holding a cell…
  • Dec 14

    Inspector Who Fell From Ladder Supplied by Property Owner Awarded $2M

    Inspector Who Fell From Ladder Supplied by Property Owner Awarded $2M
    People who are injured while they are working are allowed to file claims for workers’ compensation benefits through their employers. When a worker is injured while working at a site that his or her employer does not own or control, the…
  • Dec 8

    Starline Tour Bus Crash Wrongful Death Verdict

    Starline Tour Bus Crash Wrongful Death Verdict
    In the largest jury verdict in California involving the death of a minor, a couple of parties who were involved in the Starline tour bus crash that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old Mira Costa High School student were found liable to pay…
Rank this Week: 2390

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect, quality of care, falls and abuse. By the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi.

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 2

    Concerns for Future Antimicrobial-Resistance

    Concerns for Future Antimicrobial-Resistance
    Many people today use medication unnecessarily. The smallest flu or cold warrants the use of antibacterial medication that often does greater harm to our bodies. We ask our doctors for medications that cure common illnesses without thinking…
  • Dec 30

    Nursing Homes Should Refrain from Using Physical Restraints and Psychotropic Drug

    Nursing Homes Should Refrain from Using Physical Restraints and Psychotropic Drug
    The regular use of physical restraints on patients in nursing home facilities without an appropriate medical reason or regard for their dignity and wellbeing is not only a strong indicator of poor quality of care, but also a sign of…
  • Dec 29

    Food Fortification is Effective in Preventing Malnutrition in Elderly Patient

    Food Fortification is Effective in Preventing Malnutrition in Elderly Patient
    Malnutrition is one of the primary dangers for older adult residents living in long-term care settings.  Defined as the state of not having adequate food and micronutrient intake, malnutrition is common among elderly…
Rank this Week: 1853

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 30

    Appealing a California Divorce Decision – In re Marriage of Plasse

    Appealing a California Divorce Decision – In re Marriage of Plasse
    If you don’t like a ruling from a trial court in a divorce case, you have the right to appeal. The problem, however, is that appeals courts take a fairly deferential stance in those cases. As the Fourth District Court of Appeals…
  • Dec 15

    Marital Home Issues in California Divorce Cases – In re Marriage of Moosa

    Marital Home Issues in California Divorce Cases – In re Marriage of Moosa
    The family home is often a source of much debate in California divorce cases. State law generally treats real estate obtained by one or both spouses during the marriage as community property to be divided equally upon divorce. Spouses…
  • Nov 29

    Father’s Marijuana Habit Fair Game in California Child Custody Case – Marriage of Weber

    Father’s Marijuana Habit Fair Game in California Child Custody Case – Marriage of Weber
    Marijuana is now legal in California for both medicinal and recreational use. But, as the state’s Fourth District Court of Appeals recently explained, that doesn’t mean pot is off limits for courts considering child custody cases.…
Rank this Week: 1847

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Rest Period Pay and Overtime Premiums for Piece-Rate Worker

    Rest Period Pay and Overtime Premiums for Piece-Rate Worker
    A complicated and developing area of California wage and hour law involves how to calculate wages and premium pay for piece-rate workers. In this post, we will explain the calculations for rest period wages and overtime premiums for…
  • Dec 23

    No On Call or On-Duty Rest Periods in California

    No On Call or On-Duty Rest Periods in California
    On December 22, 2016, the California Supreme issued a blockbuster opinion in the case of Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc. (S224853).  As described more fully below, the Court held that California law prohibits both…
  • Dec 5

    Another Win for Workers in the War over Sampling and Damages in Class Action

    Another Win for Workers in the War over Sampling and Damages in Class Action
    As workers have increasingly turned to class actions in order to combat wage theft and other unlawful actions in the workplace, employers have fought back on a number of fronts.  Two issues that have gotten a lot of attention lately are…
Rank this Week: 2380

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Dec 29

    Take Home Exposure, Finally?

    Take Home Exposure, Finally?
    Earlier this month the California Supreme Court finally ruled on the status of "Take Home" exposure cases. The Court consolidated two conflicting appellate court decisions, Haver v BNSF Railways, and Kesner v Pneumo Abex for oral argument and…
  • Oct 31

    Make Me an Offer

    Make Me an Offer
    Last week an interesting case was handed down by the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District in San Diego. The case involved a claim for attorney fees under the Song-Beverly Act (aka "The Lemon Law"). See, Nancy Goglin v BMW...
  • Sep 30

    Park to Reverse

    Park to Reverse
    The Family of the late Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin filed a wrongful death lawsuit last month against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. The popular Star Trek actor was killed in June of this year when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee...
Rank this Week: 2023

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

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

http://www.swhlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1544

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Federal Appeals Court Considers Workplace Protections for LGBT Community

    Federal Appeals Court Considers Workplace Protections for LGBT Community
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit recently heard arguments in the LGBT discrimination case of Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, a case that could have profound implications for the future of gay rights as it may well end…
  • Dec 18

    Federal Appeals Court Considers Workplace Protections for LGBT Community

    Federal Appeals Court Considers Workplace Protections for LGBT Community
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit recently heard arguments in the LGBT discrimination case of Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, a case that could have profound implications for the future of gay rights as it may well end…
  • Dec 15

    Lawsuit: “Phantom” Meal Breaks Keep Nurses on Job With No Pay

    Lawsuit: “Phantom” Meal Breaks Keep Nurses on Job With No Pay
    A wage-and-hour lawsuit filed in Texas by a nurse at a large hospital alleges the health system docks the pay of nurses each shift for 30 minutes, but they aren’t actually allowed a 30-minute meal break. Instead, nurses are expected to…
Rank this Week: 2421

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Dec 5

    CAL Supremes Reverse Previous Appellate Cases, Rule In Favor Of Plaintiffs In “Take-Home” Exposure Asbestos Case

    CAL Supremes Reverse Previous Appellate Cases, Rule In Favor Of Plaintiffs In “Take-Home” Exposure Asbestos Case
    So as not to bury the lede, here’s the short version: Last week, the California Supreme Court overruled two recent Court of Appeals decisions to hold that a company can be held liable for negligence liability when it exposes an...
  • Nov 30

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?
    For the past seven months, CalBizLit, operating under the birth name Bruce Nye, has been regularly serving as a mediator in Northern California. With this peacemaking experience, and after a decades-long history of participating in mediations…
  • Nov 18

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6
    Safe Harbor Environmental Exposure Warnings Californians are used to seeing Proposition 65 warning signs at the doorway of every commercial building, warning them about potential exposures to chemicals. Under the new regulations, however, the…
Rank this Week: 1974

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Dec 2

    California-new toxicity criteria; see DTSC announcement

    California-new toxicity criteria; see DTSC announcement
    Ver batim quotation from the DTSC: Notice: The Department of Toxic Substances Control Will Hold a Public Workshop to Discuss Proposed Regulations Specifying the Toxicity Criteria for Human Health Risk-Based Screening Levels, Action Levels and…
  • Dec 2

    EPA IS WITHDRAWING POLLUTION RULE FOR TEXAS POWER PLANTS

    EPA IS WITHDRAWING POLLUTION RULE FOR TEXAS POWER PLANTS
    From the San Antonio Express News (http://www.expressnews.com/business/eagle-ford-energy/article/EPA-plans-to-withdraw-pollution-rule-for-7-Texas-10645121.php): "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to withdraw a rule that…
  • Nov 23

    STUDY CONTENDS THAT IPCC MISSES FACT THAT CEMENT ABSORBS CO2

    STUDY CONTENDS THAT IPCC MISSES FACT THAT CEMENT ABSORBS CO2
    According to a study by the China Emissions Accounts and Datasets, the calculations by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of worldwide CO2 emissions overlook the fact that cement structure's absorb a good deal of CO2…
Rank this Week: 1577

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2203

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt settlement. By DCDM Law Group.

http://www.pasadenabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 29

    home test

    home test
    We Help Businesses and Individuals The experienced lawyers at DCDM Law Group help clients across Southern California with their personal and business needs. This includes protecting their assets from the reach of creditors, whether employing…
  • Aug 5

    Estate Planning

    Estate Planning
    Estate Planning Services Los Angeles With the day-to-day stresses and responsibilities of life, taking the time to make sure that your currently implemented estate planning strategies and instruments accurately reflect your current financial…
  • Apr 26

    Five Wealth Preservation Strategie

    Five Wealth Preservation Strategie
    After the global financial crisis that occurred during the past decade, most people realize that it is not enough to accumulate wealth — it is also necessary to protect your assets. Strategies to preserve wealth are an important part of…
Rank this Week: 1913

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2074

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Nov 22

    Selecting your Trust or Will litigation lawyer

    Selecting your Trust or Will litigation lawyer
    How do you select a lawyer to represent you in a Trust or Will litigation matter? It can be a frustrating process. What we suggest to people is to be comfortable with the person you are meeting with before hiring a lawyer. Lawyers have a…
  • Nov 8

    How to fight against the Big Dogs: Fighting big law firms in Trust and Will litigation lawsuit

    How to fight against the Big Dogs: Fighting big law firms in Trust and Will litigation lawsuit
    Occasionally we are asked about fighting against a big firm. Maybe your Trustee decides to hire a big firm in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, or some other big city. How are you going to fight your Trustee when he or she is…
  • Oct 25

    Would you pay money to take on a thankless job? Fighting to be Trustee of a California Trust

    Would you pay money to take on a thankless job? Fighting to be Trustee of a California Trust
    There are times when a Trust settlor names a successor Trustee who is not a beneficiary of the Trust. This is often a great idea because naming a child as Trustee can be disastrous. And naming two or more children as Co-Trustees is a…
Rank this Week: 1806

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    SOLANO COUNTY PROBATION GETS DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT GRANT

    SOLANO COUNTY PROBATION GETS DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT GRANT
    The California Office of Traffic Safety has granted the Solano County Probation Department $290,000 to ensure that DUI offenders are complying with the terms of their court ordered probation. Felony and repeat misdemeanor drunk…
  • Nov 17

    SOLANO COUNTY PROBATION GETS DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT GRANT

    SOLANO COUNTY PROBATION GETS DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT GRANT
    The California Office of Traffic Safety has granted the Solano County Probation Department $290,000 to ensure that DUI offenders are complying with the terms of their court ordered probation. Felony and repeat misdemeanor drunk…
  • Oct 3

    San Rafael DUI Checkpoint Result

    San Rafael DUI Checkpoint Result
    The San Rafael police department conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, September 30, 2016.  The checkpoint ran from 6 p.m. to midnight at the intersection of Lincoln and Grand avenues.  Ask the conclusion…
Rank this Week: 1582

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 15

    The Grandparent Scam is Back: Telemarketers Targeting Elders In Southern California

    The Grandparent Scam is Back: Telemarketers Targeting Elders In Southern California
    We’ve previously chronicled the rise of the grandparent scam, wherein a telephone scammer poses as a relative or grandchild and calls an elderly person, citing an emergency and asking him or her to send money or account information…
  • Nov 15

    The Grandparent Scam is Back: Telemarketers Targeting Elders In Southern California

    The Grandparent Scam is Back: Telemarketers Targeting Elders In Southern California
    We’ve previously chronicled the rise of the grandparent scam, wherein a telephone scammer poses as a relative or grandchild and calls an elderly person, citing an emergency and asking him or her to send money or account information…
  • Nov 4

    Elders and Falls: The Danger and the Billion Dollar Price Tag

    Elders and Falls: The Danger and the Billion Dollar Price Tag
    Based on a 2012 study investigating the implications of injuries suffered by senior residents of nursing homes, some “24,190 fatal and 3.2 million medically treated non-fatal fall related injuries” were reported across the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1849

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1892

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Nov 10

    Election aftermath: The road ahead

    Election aftermath: The road ahead
    When I was in law school, a white male student ran for a position in our student body government. In his campaign statement, he said that if elected, he would eliminate funding for the school’s minority organizations and use the money…
  • Sep 16

    A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical support

    A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical support
    By Jenna Gerry After receiving unprecedented bi-partisan support, a bill that would expand parental leave to 2.7 million more of California’s working families is on the Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. Introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth…
  • Aug 23

    We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day

    We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day
    Today we commemorate “African American Women’s Equal Pay Day,” the day in the year when African American women’s wages finally catch up to what men earned last year.  It is important to note that African American…
Rank this Week: 2453

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Nov 4

    Bogus Airplane Parts and a Cessna 182 Crash

    Bogus Airplane Parts and a Cessna 182 Crash
    A courageous client speaks to Stephen Stock about the risks to the flying public.   
  • Sep 10

    Miracle on the Hudson Immersive Video

    Miracle on the Hudson Immersive Video
    It was seven years ago that Kas Osterbuhr put together a nearly courtroom-ready reconstruction animation of Flight 1549. At the time, there really was nothing else like it. With the movie coming out, Kas went back and updated his work.…
  • Jun 25

    New Icon A5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue

    New Icon A5 Purchase Contract Will Require Buyers to Sign Away Their Rights to Sue
    In the face of intense market rejection, Icon says it has heard its customers and is going to revise the rather onerous purchase contract it planned to require of its buyers.  It hasn’t yet made the new contract public.  But…
Rank this Week: 1521

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Nov 1

    Harding & Associates Family Law Earns Best Law Firms Distinction

    Harding & Associates Family Law Earns Best Law Firms Distinction
    Harding & Associates Family Law has been honored as a 2017 Best Lawyers Tier 1 Best Law Firm.  From the U.S. News-Best Lawyers press release: U.S. News – Best Lawyers® releases 2017 “Best Law Firms” list…
  • Sep 27

    One Mighty Big Divorce

    One Mighty Big Divorce
    Mr. Zhou Yahui and his wife Ms. Li Qiong live in China. As a couple, they were ranked 11th in a global list of self-made billionaires under the age of 40.  Mr. Zhou is the chairman of online gaming firm Beijing Kunlun Tech. Most notably…
  • Sep 8

    6 Steps Toward Friendship With Your Ex After Divorce

    6 Steps Toward Friendship With Your Ex After Divorce
    The heartbreak of a breakup, separation or divorce can shatter your world with such intensity that it feels as if you’re the only who has ever experienced such unbearable pain. If children are involved, not only did your heart break,…
Rank this Week: 1677

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Oct 28

    A light-hearted Friday post: what is the standard of music on appeal?

    A light-hearted Friday post: what is the standard of music on appeal?
    I wrote last year about In re Christopher B., case no. C077467 (3rd Dist. Sept. 28, 2015), a cautionary tale about a trial court’s “clarification” of its order (read: “void modification for lack of…
  • Sep 20

    Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom

    Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom
    Or, as the headline over Judge Kozinski’s opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal calls it, “voodoo science.” And what this justice on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (a federal appellate court)…
  • Sep 16

    Will appeals lawyers be replaced by computers?

    Will appeals lawyers be replaced by computers?
    Technology has been displacing low-wage and less-skilled workers for a long time. Is it time for white collar professionals – including lawyers – to fear they are next? At  The American Interest blog: “Venture…
Rank this Week: 1965

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • Sep 28

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund
    Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that it permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims from the California UST Cleanup Fund (Fund) for…
  • May 31

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation
    Earlier this month, the United States EPA proposed a rule (“Proposed Rule”) that would update and revise National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) regulations. Rather than reopening the existing NPDES…
  • May 31

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation
    Earlier this month, the United States EPA proposed a rule (“Proposed Rule”) that would update and revise National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) regulations. Rather than reopening the existing NPDES…
Rank this Week: 1918

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Michael McKneely.

http://www.mikeonyourside.com/blog
  • Sep 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Aug 28

    Prosecutor In Hot Water for Helping Mistre

    Prosecutor In Hot Water for Helping Mistre
    The President of the California District Attorneys Association, Sutter County District Attorney Carl Adams, is in hot water for involving himself in an investigation into an arson at the home of a former prostitute he had an an affair with.…
  • Aug 28

    Prosecutor In Hot Water for Helping Mistre

    Prosecutor In Hot Water for Helping Mistre
    The President of the California District Attorneys Association, Sutter County District Attorney Carl Adams, is in hot water for involving himself in an investigation into an arson at the home of a former prostitute he had an an affair with.…
Rank this Week: 2315

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 1

    Stop an Eviction in California through Bankruptcy

    Stop an Eviction in California through Bankruptcy
    Filing a bankruptcy stops the eviction process in California, but only if it hasn't gone too far. The topic of today's blog post is how far is too far. A very recent appeals court ruling in a case out of the bankruptcy court in Los Angeles,…
  • Aug 31

    Bankruptcy Solutions for Getting Back Your Repossed Vehicle

    Bankruptcy Solutions for Getting Back Your Repossed Vehicle
    My last blog post detailed two ways under California law that you can get your vehicle back AFTER it's been repossessed. One involves "reinstatement" of the loan—catching up on the missed payments. This option is usually but not always…
  • Aug 30

    Can I Get My Repossessed Vehicle Back in California?

    Can I Get My Repossessed Vehicle Back in California?
    CAN I GET BACK MY VEHICLE UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW WITHOUT BANKRUPTCY? Possibly. Here's what happens after the repossession. Although there is no required priornotice of repossession, after the repossession you are entitled to written…
Rank this Week: 2396

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

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

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money
    Taking a trip is exciting. You have a staring place [“Point A”] and a destination [“Point B”]. Along the way, is the “journey.” Getting from Point A to Point B is simple when it’s a road trip because…
  • Aug 21

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money
    Taking a trip is exciting. You have a staring place [“Point A”] and a destination [“Point B”]. Along the way, is the “journey.” Getting from Point A to Point B is simple when it’s a road trip because…
  • Jul 10

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat
    In today’s Los Angeles Times, Tom Petruno’s (@tpetruno) article entitled, Debt Threat Looms, again, he warns us of inevitable business cycles and where the economy is headed.  You see, in order for the economy to move full…
Rank this Week: 1808

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

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

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop
    Within the last year in California, reports reveal that there were 882 fatalities due to drunk driving. As a result of this high number of fatalities, California strongly enforces its regulations regarding drunk driving. These consequences…
  • Jul 17

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop
    Within the last year in California, reports reveal that there were 882 fatalities due to drunk driving. As a result of this high number of fatalities, California strongly enforces its regulations regarding drunk driving. These consequences…
  • Jul 8

    Plea Bargains Explained

    Plea Bargains Explained
    Many of us believe that every criminal case ends up at trial. In reality, many cases end with a plea agreement between the defense and prosecution, which often provides a favorable outcome for the defendant. California continues to respect…
Rank this Week: 1545

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Comp Should Sue Purdue

    Comp Should Sue Purdue
    Over the past weekend the Los Angeles Times published a startling investigative story on Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, and everything they knew about illegal distribution of the drug, their investigations, their suspicions ... and…
  • Jul 13

    Uncompensated Californian

    Uncompensated Californian
    The third in a series, WorkCompCentral's latest special report on benefit adequacy, specifically temporary disability indemnity, takes a look at California.This is, of course, of particular interest to me. I'm from California and as much as…
  • Jul 11

    The Shrinking Market

    The Shrinking Market
    WorkCompCentral correspondent, Peter Rousmaniere, recently did an analysis of injury frequency rates by state and projected those declines out to the future, calendar year 2024.SUMMARYHere's the bottom line for those who's attention spans are…
Rank this Week: 2099

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

http://irvinebusinesslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement
    In California the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) adjudicates wage claims on behalf of workers who file claims for nonpayment of wages, overtime, or vacation pay, pursuant to California Labor Code sections 96 and 98. DLSE…
  • Jun 18

    The Cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica Have Imposed Sick Leave Ordinances on Employer

    The Cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica Have Imposed Sick Leave Ordinances on Employer
    So far this year three cities in Southern California have passed ordinances mandating certain sick leave requirements for employers. These ordinances are considerably more liberal then the state sick leave laws mandated by the State of…
  • Jun 18

    California Sick Law Law Explained

    California Sick Law Law Explained
    The laws regarding sick leave law in California can be confusing and are complex. However the following is a summary of the law as of June 15, 2016. Please note that local city governments can establish their own ordinances regarding sick…
Rank this Week: 2288

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • May 25

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face
       An e-cigarette exploded and tore through a Santa Ana, CA man’s eye, smashed two cheekbones and then started a fire, according to a lawsuit against vaping retailers and distributors. The victim, Joseph Cavins, and his…
  • May 25

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face
       An e-cigarette exploded and tore through a Santa Ana, CA man’s eye, smashed two cheekbones and then started a fire, according to a lawsuit against vaping retailers and distributors. The victim, Joseph Cavins, and his…
  • May 25

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face
       An e-cigarette exploded and tore through a Santa Ana, CA man’s eye, smashed two cheekbones and then started a fire, according to a lawsuit against vaping retailers and distributors. The victim, Joseph Cavins, and his…
Rank this Week: 2148

May it Please the Court

May it Please the Court

Covers legal news and observations. By J. Craig Williams.

http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp
  • May 3

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error
    That's right: unless you're having a heart attack or suffering from cancer, you may be better off not seeking medical care.  According to the Washington Post, the medical industry itself is the third leading cause of death.  In…
  • Apr 15

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?
    The California State Bar has warned attorneys for a long time:  don't handle homeowner mortgage foreclosures.  In fact, those warnings started in 1978 after our state Legislature. The warnings started in earnest in 2008-2009…
  • Apr 5

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?
    Cubicle workers can't imagine standing all day long at their job, but many bank tellers, shelf stockers, assembly line workers and a host of other employees do. Apparently, howver, some of those employees are tired of standing. Workers from…
Rank this Week: 1647

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?
    If you’re a fan of Nickelodoen’s popular cartoon series SpongeBob Squarepants, then you probably wouldn’t be surprised if Plankton, the nemesis of SpongeBob’s boss, Mr. Krabs, tried to use some ruse or another to make…
  • Apr 28

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union
    Trademarks can be powerful. If you don’t agree, just think of brands like Nike, McDonald’s and Mercedes-Benz that rely on their trademarks to define their reputations in the marketplace and to drive consumers to buy their…
  • Apr 28

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen
    Believe it or not, even the rich and famous get embroiled in trademark disputes. In this instance, those two are Kimbal Musk, restaurateur and lesser known brother of Elon Musk (the co-founder of PayPal)  and Wolfgang Puck, the…
Rank this Week: 2314

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?
    A popular workers compensation insurance program offered by Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company (Applied Underwriters) and California Insurance Company may be in trouble. On January 21, 2016,…
  • Apr 15

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home
    Recently, I was asked to look at coverage for a case where the insurer had denied a duty to defend several years before. We concluded that the insurer should have been defending based on certain allegations in the complaint and asked it to…
  • Apr 5

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change
    and David Smith In the December post Systemic Cyber Risks And The Internet of Things, we wrote about the increasing risk of cyber attacks on infrastructure and consumer products, and related insurance issues. We noted in that post that, while…
Rank this Week: 1727

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental
    A new law in effect for 2016, requires short-term vacation rental websites such as Airbnb to provide disclosures to tenants.  While subletting is often not allowed in rental agreements, and can even lead to eviction, many tenants…
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
Rank this Week: 1506

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1998

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Feb 10

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Dec 14

    Hiring a Contractor: What you Need to Know About California Residential Remodeling and Construction Contract

    Hiring a Contractor: What you Need to Know About California Residential Remodeling and Construction Contract
    No matter where in Southern California you live, and no matter how long ago your home was built, remodeling and making improvements to your home is a generally a good idea. Whether you are knocking out a non-structural wall to create more…
Rank this Week: 1944

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing Season

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing Season
    The Miller Law Offices provides guidance for employers in advance of the April 1, 2016 initial filing date for H-1B petitions.Employers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers who possess the equivalent of a U.S.…
  • Jan 28

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing SeasonThe…

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing SeasonThe Miller Law Offices provides guidance for employers in advance of the April 1, 2016 initial filing date for H-1B petitions.Employers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign…
  • Nov 16

    Obama Administration to seek Supreme Court Review of Immigration Plan

    Obama Administration to seek Supreme Court Review of Immigration Plan
    The Justice Department has indicated that it intends to appeal the Circuit Court's decision to uphold the temporary injunction halting the implementation of President Obama's expanded deferred action immigration plans to the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 1508

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

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

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Dec 11

    {New Blog Post} Features of "Family Business"

    {New Blog Post} Features of "Family Business"
    Estate Planning Consultant Steven M. Goldberg highlights characteristics or features of a family business in Chapter 1 of the 2014 edition of Matthew Bender's California Small Business Guide:For a family business entity that is an active…
  • Dec 11

    {New Blog Post} The "family business"

    {New Blog Post} The "family business"
    Family Business DefinedA "family business" is an enterprise owned or controlled by members of the same family. The term refers to the actual dollars and cents ownership of the business, rather than its legal structure. In terms of an active…
  • Sep 2

    What is the California Capital Access…

    What is the California Capital Access Program?California Capital Access Program or CalCAP is a loan program run by the California Pollution Control Financing Authority.Since it began, CalCAP lenders have cumulatively loaned over $2.2 billion…
Rank this Week: 2157

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

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

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 3

    Arbitration Clauses: Depriving Consumers of Legal Recourse

    Arbitration Clauses: Depriving Consumers of Legal Recourse
    Recently, The New York Times published an article about arbitration clauses and the impact they’ve had on the justice system. Arbitration clauses have effectively blocked many consumers from seeking a legal recourse. Below,…
  • Jul 16

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

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

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

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life
    On Sunday, 33-year-old Mustafa Rafi was killed and his 8-year-old son suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a distracted driver while bike riding to a nearby store. Mustafa, along with his wife and four kids, arrived in…
Rank this Week: 2435

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Features information, tidbits, and stories of legal interest to California paralegals. By Lori Paul.

http://lorijpaul.com
  • Oct 26

    Lori is Reworking her Blawg, Please be Patient!

    Lori is Reworking her Blawg, Please be Patient!
    The year 2015 has been a difficult one for me and my family.  My youngest son, Brian, age 39, lost his battle to diabetes, bi-polar disorder and addiction on May 30, 2015.  While I continue to work as a Paralegal and have attempted…
  • Jul 31

    ABA to Debate Attorney Mental Health Disclosure

    ABA to Debate Attorney Mental Health Disclosure
    ABA to debate how much a bar applicant should have to reveal their mental health history.…
  • May 25

    Licensing Paralegals in California

    Licensing Paralegals in California
    I just read a great blog at The Estrin Report, written by fellow paralegal, Chere Estrin, called “Still Thinking about Licensing Paralegals? Hogwash.  Old School Thinking.” I am still on the fence about licensing paralegals.…
Rank this Week: 2290

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Aug 12

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving
    According to a recent Northwestern Mutual Insurance survey, nearly one-third of US adults believe that it is more likely than not that they will outlive their savings. Follow this link to the survey. A foundational estate plan can be a…
  • Jun 4

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce
    Dr. Samantha Rodman, renowned divorce therapist and author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce, tells The Huffington Post that the hardest divorce experiences are, by far, the ones where small children are involved. It’s…
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
Rank this Week: 2385

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
  • Jun 10

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015
    The deadline for Assembly bills to be passed by the California Assembly and for Senate bills to be passed by the California Senate was June 5. Bills that met the deadline are eligible for enactment this year. Bills that failed to meet the…
  • Mar 25

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing
    In an unusual display of speedy discretion, federal District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell wasted no time in dismissing the complaint on a public works payment bond filed by Advance Industrial Coating, LLC in Advance Indus. Coating, LLC v.…
  • Mar 24

    TEST

    TEST
    In a significant decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that claims-made-and-reported requirements in claims made policies should be enforced as written. An insured's failure to report a claim during the time required by the policy…
Rank this Week: 1807

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

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

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

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question

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

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)

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

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)
    One of the reasons that far too many people don’t take care of their basic estate planning needs is that they hold common misconceptions about what estate planning is, how it works, and whether they need to worry about it. Below, we…
Rank this Week: 2293