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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/
  • Mar 24

    Mother Wins Primary Custody and Proves She Knows How to Protect Her Children

    Mother Wins Primary Custody and Proves She Knows How to Protect Her Children
    At times, life seems horribly unfair. That must be how Andrea felt after being accosted by her husband and fleeing to her local police department for help. What happened next was social services took her children and then attempted to…
  • Mar 17

    A Tale of Two Mothers Fighting for Custody and Safety

    A Tale of Two Mothers Fighting for Custody and Safety
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for these two mothers. If you are active on Twitter or Facebook, you've probably seen this popular hashtag #StandWithNanHui. #StandWithNanHui Case Draws Attention to Domestic…
  • Mar 10

    Are You Sure You Don't Need a Divorce Lawyer?

    Are You Sure You Don't Need a Divorce Lawyer?
    Are you thinking about leaving your spouse but fear that you can't afford a divorce? There are resources that you can access that can help you reduce your costs. Resources for Divorces To find court forms, courthouse information and to run…
Rank this Week: 1680

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Asylum Overview with Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq.

    Asylum Overview with Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq.
    In this segment, Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq. will explain the asylum process and necessary components. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Feb 23

    5 FAQs Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident

    5 FAQs Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident
    Interested in applying for your adjustment of status to permanent resident? Here are the top 5 frequently asked questions from viewers like you regarding this topic. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter,…
  • Feb 17

    Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick, Find Out What We Do

    Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick, Find Out What We Do
    This is the Law Offices of Jacob J Sapochnick: Find out what we do! Since 2004, we have efficiently and conveniently served our clients located across the United States and around the world through the use of cutting-edge technology and other…
Rank this Week: 1734

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/
  • Feb 26

    Cohen IP Law Group's Lawsuit Against Universal and Seth MacFarlane

    Cohen IP Law Group's Lawsuit Against Universal and Seth MacFarlane
    Hollywood Reporter has covered Cohen IP Law Group’s recent lawsuit against Universal Pictures, Seth MacFarlane and other defendants for trade dress infringement and other…
  • Feb 18

    $1.3 million Judgment Vacated by Cohen IP Law Group

    $1.3 million Judgment Vacated by Cohen IP Law Group
    Cohen IP Law Group is happy to announce that it has obtained an order today in favor of our client, from the Hon. Dale Fischer, vacating a $1.3 million judgment previously obtained by Beats Electronics. Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
  • Jan 28

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter
    The US Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, which came down last June elaborated on patent ineligible subject matter, particularly as it applies to software patents.  But the scope of these 101 type rejections has…
Rank this Week: 1612

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Under Cover Officer Goes Under the Covers in Orange County, CA , Part 2 Or Did the Cop Get His Happy Ending?

    Under Cover Officer Goes Under the Covers in Orange County, CA , Part 2 Or Did the Cop Get His Happy Ending?
    The jury selection process was dicey. Who among you is open to the idea that the police aren't telling the truth and the Defendant is? A few hands went up. Most just stared at the Defendant wondering why she was going to trial. Who among…
  • Feb 19

    Undercover Officer Goes Under the Covers In Orange County, CA

    Undercover Officer Goes Under the Covers In Orange County, CA
    In an effort to stamp out crime, the undercover officer entered the business slowly, looking around for any sign of the criminal activity. He thoughtfully removed a $100 bill and gave it to the suspect. He was directed into the darkness of…
  • Feb 16

    Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay in Orange County?

    Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay in Orange County?
    René "Boxer" Enriquez was a high level Mexican Mafia crime figure. His life was based on intimidation, murder, drug sales and evil. Boxer was a made member of the Mexican Mafia. What's a made member you ask? It's somebody who has…
Rank this Week: 1662

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    New California Laws for 2015

    New California Laws for 2015
    California's many new laws for 2015 include some of interest to employers, including local minimum wage increases in Richmond, San Jose, and other California cities and mandatory paid sick leave starting in July.
  • Nov 5

    California Local Minimum Wage Increases 2014

    California Local Minimum Wage Increases 2014
    In the November 2014 elections, voters in the Northern California cities of San Francisco and Oakland have approved local increases to the minimum wage, that will apply to employees working within the city limits: San Francisco: The minimum…
  • Sep 23

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase
    Following an increase in the California state minimum wage (with another coming in 2015), Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed raising the City's minimum wage by steps to $13.25 by 2017. San Francisco already has, and San Diego…
Rank this Week: 1741

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: 1797

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: 1732

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: 1781

California Truck Accident Attorney…

California Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Covers California truck and highway accidents. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

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

    Off-Duty Sherriff's Detective Tragically Killed in Crash Involving Big-Rig

    Off-Duty Sherriff's Detective Tragically Killed in Crash Involving Big-Rig
    SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY - A 41-year-old off-duty San Bernardino County sheriff's detective was tragically killed in a crash involving a big-rig early Saturday morning, reports The Press-Enterprise. A written statement from the San Bernardino…
  • Aug 7

    Two Truck Drivers Injured in Collision on Interstate 10

    Two Truck Drivers Injured in Collision on Interstate 10
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY - The Pasadena Star-News is reporting that two truck drivers sustained minor to moderate injuries in a crash that occurred on the eastbound Interstate 10 Tuesday morning. The crash occurred at about 7:20 a.m. when a semi…
  • Jul 14

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Dump Truck in Berkeley

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Dump Truck in Berkeley
    ALAMEDA COUNTY - A tragic accident occurred yesterday afternoon in the city of Berkeley involving a bicyclist and a dump truck. The bicyclist, identified as a 65-year-old Shlomo Bentin, was found lying on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street at…
Rank this Week: 1645

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy, consumer debt and finance law with a focus on California law. By Scott Sagaria.

http://www.californiabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?
    President Obama's home foreclosure program, Making Home Affordable, is a program that provides a number of government-subsidized options for homeowners who are struggling. The goal is for these homeowners to avoid home foreclosure, which…
  • Jul 26

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?
    Home Foreclosures and It's Affects on Home Vacancies Home foreclosure rates have a direct affect on nearby property values through the supply effect. Residents currently living near vacant properties have a sense of mistrust and fear, from…
  • Jul 11

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?
    The process of home foreclosure in Sacramento and eviction pre-foreclosure and the formal legal foreclosure process. Completion of all of these steps, which will probably take a few months or so, will lead to the eviction of the previous…
Rank this Week: 1616

License Advocates Law Group

License Advocates Law Group

Provides information for professional and occupational licensees and license applicants in California who have been denied a license, credential, or certificate or who are at risk for disciplinary action (revocation, suspension, probation) against the license by the State.

http://licenseadvocateslawgroup.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1776

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Driver Runs Out of Luck in St. Patrick’s Day DUI Arrest

    Driver Runs Out of Luck in St. Patrick’s Day DUI Arrest
    The LAPD may have cracked down on motorists who were partying a little too freely on March 17th, but there were no Los Angeles DUI arrests that were quite as news-making as the chase near Annapolis, Maryland. It involved three other cars, a…
  • Mar 25

    District Attorney Criticizes Colorado Law After Denver Man Racks Up 16 DUI Conviction

    District Attorney Criticizes Colorado Law After Denver Man Racks Up 16 DUI Conviction
    Late last year, a grand jury in Arapahoe County, Colorado, indicted Denny Lovem on several charges related to a DUI incident. That kind of judicial action wouldn’t normally attract a great deal of attention unless the accused was a…
  • Mar 23

    9 Poor Excuses for Having an Interlock Ignition Device

    9 Poor Excuses for Having an Interlock Ignition Device
    Drivers found guilty of a Los Angeles DUI offense may have to get an interlock ignition device (ILL) installed in their vehicles. While the equipment will prevent them from driving under the influence, having this device wired into their cars…
Rank this Week: 1810

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2015 Visa Bulletin In the April Bulletin, there is a retrogression of nearly 10 months in the EB-3 category for China, with a slight forward movement in most other visa…
  • Feb 24

    Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Worker

    Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Worker
    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) regulatory change will extend employment authorization eligibility to H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers who have already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent…
  • Jan 31

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application
    The employment authorization document (EAD) provides for employment authorization. Once the EAD expires, however, the employee must stop working. Continued employment is not permitted based on the filing an application to extend the EAD. …
Rank this Week: 2018

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    How to Get Fired if you Work for the IRS

    How to Get Fired if you Work for the IRS
    As far as I know, an IRS employee can’t be fired just for leaving you on hold for 3 hours, or for giving you bad information that contradicts what the previous IRS employee told you, or for rejecting your Offer … Continue reading…
  • Mar 21

    IRS Impersonation Scams More Prevelant Than Ever

    IRS Impersonation Scams More Prevelant Than Ever
    TIGTA big shot, Timothy Camus, recently testified before the US Senate Finance Committee on the topic of “Tax Schemes and Scams.”  By TIGTA, I of course mean the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.  And by…
  • Mar 11

    The IRS Has Wisely Steered Clear of Instagram

    The IRS Has Wisely Steered Clear of Instagram
    The IRS’ use of social media has always seemed sort of awkward to me.  There’s the IRS Facebook account, for example.  Completely bare bones.  A couple pictures of IRS national headquarters, a blurb about this not…
Rank this Week: 1960

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Mar 27

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim
    Bottom line: The Federal Circuit construed the meaning of a phrase (i.e., a contact hole) which typically is construed to mean “one or more” to mean “two or more.” This case illustrates the fickleness of patent…
  • Mar 23

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect
    Bottom line: Claim sets that include independent claims directed to different types of entities (e.g., manufacturer v. end user, receiver v. transmitter, method v. apparatus) may enable the patent owner to license its patents to one entity…
  • Mar 17

    Using the word “invention” narrows your patent protection

    Using the word “invention” narrows your patent protection
    Bottom line: It  may be counter-intuitive, but use of the word “invention” when drafting a patent application is a disfavored practice.   For the most part, use of the word “invention” narrows the patent…
Rank this Week: 1862

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Mar 27

    Dead Debts Haunt Home Purchase

    Dead Debts Haunt Home Purchase
    Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom. It’s also the price of freedom from old debts, as my former bankruptcy client learned. He was about to close escrow on a new home a couple of years after his discharge. But the sale came to a…
  • Mar 26

    Time Running Out To Claim Prior Year Tax Break

    Time Running Out To Claim Prior Year Tax Break
    Time is running out on your 2011 tax return. Whaaaat?, you say.  You’re working on 2014 between now and April 15th. But if you’re one of those people who overlooked a tax deduction or, better yet, a tax credit like…
  • Mar 19

    What Kenny Rogers Teaches Us About Getting Out of Debt

    What Kenny Rogers Teaches Us About Getting Out of Debt
        You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em; know when to walk away, know when to run... So goes the gambler’s advice to the young card player in the hit Kenny Rogers song. Hum along as we…
Rank this Week: 1949

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Keeping Inherited Money Separate

    Keeping Inherited Money Separate
    Most parents want to ensure their children have every advantage and opportunity they can afford to provide to ensure they are successful and happy. Many parents also want to leave a financial legacy for their children after they pass away in…
  • Mar 25

    Can I be Forced to Testify as a Witness?

    Can I be Forced to Testify as a Witness?
    Here at the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, we do our best to settle family law disputes in an amicable fashion. If the circumstances permit, we work with the parties (and opposing counsel) to help the parties reach a settlement agreement…
  • Mar 24

    "Your Cheating Hart"

    "Your Cheating Hart"
    Actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, whose new movie Get Hard co-starring Will Farrell set to release on March 27th, is on top of the world. It also appears that the feud between Kevin's first Wife and mother of his two children, Torrei Hart, and…
Rank this Week: 1887

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: 1944

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    Social media tips for personal injury plaintiff

    Social media tips for personal injury plaintiff
    Social media can be an oversharer’s dream and a personal injury attorney’s worst nightmare. For plaintiffs currently in litigation, one ill-advised status update can have a negative impact on their settlement or verdict.…
  • Mar 10

    Stanislaus County plans to expand freeways in the name of safety and air quality

    Stanislaus County plans to expand freeways in the name of safety and air quality
    For decades, California regions built freeways to enable the growth of new suburbs farther and farther afield. In response to the negative environmental effects of suburban sprawl, California enacted SB-375 in 2008 to reduce greenhouse gas…
  • Mar 5

    Uptown Oakland bike station opens: when will infrastructure catch up?

    Uptown Oakland bike station opens: when will infrastructure catch up?
    At long last, the Uptown Bike Station opened this week adjacent to BART’s 19th Street Station. The Bike Station offers free, secure bike parking between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm and a range of bicycle-related services – similar…
Rank this Week: 1951

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

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

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
  • Jan 13

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Business Attorney Doug Schreiber of Anker, Hymes and Schreiber,…
Rank this Week: 2007

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • Mar 17

    California Court of Appeal Holds Unconscionable Arbitration Provisions are Severable

    California Court of Appeal Holds Unconscionable Arbitration Provisions are Severable
    In Trabert v. Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc., the Fourth District California Court of Appeal reversed a trial court order and held that certain unconscionable provisions of an arbitration agreement should be severed, and the remainder of…
  • Jan 26

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds TILA Rescission Does Not Require Suit

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds TILA Rescission Does Not Require Suit
    In Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court held that only written notice is required, and a borrower need not file suit, to rescind a loan under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). In Jesinoski, borrowers…
  • Jan 9

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds CAFA Removal Notice Need Not Include Evidence of Amount in Controversy

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds CAFA Removal Notice Need Not Include Evidence of Amount in Controversy
    Overturning Tenth Circuit precedent, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, or "CAFA," does not require that a party seeking removal to federal court submit with its notice of removal evidentiary…
Rank this Week: 1909

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Feb 28

    Arrival!

    Arrival!
    The future has arrived! In my last post I wrote about AutoNation's plans to develop a digital storefront. Well, in case you hadn't noticed, it's not just AutoNation, but virtually every dealership is developing a similar platform. It may…
  • Dec 31

    Is This the Future?

    Is This the Future?
    Is the computer really replacing the dealership's "Sales Lot"? Well, maybe not completely, but at least one national dealer is ramping up its online presence. AutoNation is pumping up to $100 million into a "digital storefront" program led by…
  • Nov 30

    Changing Demographic

    Changing Demographic
    I just returned from the SF Auto Show with my 12 year old son. It's a family tradition that takes place each Thanksgiving weekend, year after year. So what's different this year? Changing demographics for sure. See the picture of...
Rank this Week: 1921

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

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

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 24

    Gray Market Goods: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Recent Opinion In Favor of Costco

    Gray Market Goods: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Recent Opinion In Favor of Costco
    Gray market goods are typically defined as authentic items sold by an unauthorized retailer.  This often means that the goods are imported and sold outside the normal distribution channels, without the brand owner’s consent. …
  • Feb 20

    Design Law Change Streamlines Process for Protecting Designs Outside of the U.S.

    Design Law Change Streamlines Process for Protecting Designs Outside of the U.S.
    Currently, U.S. applicants looking to pursue protection of industrial designs outside of the United States must file individual applications in each jurisdiction where protection is desired. Depending on the number of applications, this can…
  • Feb 18

    The Virtue of a UPC Code for Brand Protection

    The Virtue of a UPC Code for Brand Protection
    A brand is a brand is a brand…or so it would seem. Purveyors of fashion understand the allure of a brand in connection with sales.  While knock-offs are ubiquitous and virtually a religion in the United States, apparel which is…
Rank this Week: 1926

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/
  • Feb 23

    Stockton Injury Attorneys analyze Product Liability Law

    Stockton Injury Attorneys analyze Product Liability Law
    In the U.S. there are high standards for the manufacturing process that help prevent products from causing personal injury. But lawyers at Sette law in Stockton know that this area of product liability is quite complicated. Although laws…
  • Feb 18

    Stockton Accident Attorneys review State Law

    Stockton Accident Attorneys review State Law
     Stockton personal injury attorneys at Sette Law want drivers to be aware of state laws that may impact legal actions following car accidents. Attorneys say many people are not aware that all drivers of vehicles must have insurance,…
  • Jan 28

    Stockton Truck Accidents alarm Injury Lawyer

    Stockton Truck Accidents alarm Injury Lawyer
    In our niche of Central California there is one unavoidable traffic factor - trucks and big rigs are ever-present on freeways surrounding Stockton. Truck accidents attorneys at Sette Law deal with many victims, from truck drivers themselves…
Rank this Week: 2028

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/
  • Feb 12

    California mandatory bicycle helmet law and retroreflective clothing bill [Senate Bill 192 2015]

    California mandatory bicycle helmet law and retroreflective clothing bill [Senate Bill 192 2015]
    This is an interesting bill (reprinted below as of this posting) just introduced February 10, 2015 here in the California Legislature. Most states bicycle helmet laws only require helmets for minors (under 18). This proposed law goes well…
  • Nov 11

    High profile helmet case against Citi bike

    High profile helmet case against Citi bike
    This is an interesting recent case against the very large and prominent Citi Bike operation in New York. There has been a lot of media attention on them.  Unfortunately it is not clear from the article what stage the case is in. Our…
  • Jan 24

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation
    Published July 29, 2013 in Bicycle Retailer and Industry NewsRepublished with permissionby Steven W HansenAfter reading two articles in BRAIN’s June 15, 2013 issue (“Speedy e-bikes trouble industry” and “NYC e-bike…
Rank this Week: 1904

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?
    Recent changes in the California version of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act now permit a judge making a restraining order, to make an order for "... the exclusive care, possession, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased,…
  • Nov 19

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
  • Oct 1

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married?  What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?" It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that…
Rank this Week: 1940

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Dec 4

    Backing Up Your Case for Support With Statistics; or Not

    Backing Up Your Case for Support With Statistics; or Not
    As Jerold Panas brilliantly explains in this excerpt from Making a Case Your Donors Will Love, statistics should be used only sparingly when making a case that your organization needs support due to an identifiable community…
  • Nov 11

    Getting Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday

    Getting Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday
    It used to be that nonprofits’ biggest concern at this time of year was roping in those last tax-deduction-seeking donors before December 31st. But this year, December 2nd also requires a big red circle on one’s calendar, as…
  • Oct 31

    Season of Sugar Begins: Can We Reduce It When Fundraising?

    Season of Sugar Begins: Can We Reduce It When Fundraising?
    No, I’m not going to become the Halloween equivalent of a Scrooge and give out toothbrushes or apples on Halloween — there will be candy at my door. Nevertheless, if I can put on my Berkeley hippie hat for a moment, now seems…
Rank this Week: 2010

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: 2034

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Who Is Your Lawyer?

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

http://whoisyourlawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Unhelpful Trademark

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

    Collaboration Blue

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

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use
    This Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use appeared first on Who Is Your Lawyer?Given that Wilson is time-travelling back to 1920s Paris at the time he makes the statement, it’s more a reflection of his actual condition (i.e., the past is…
Rank this Week: 1855

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: 1913

Civil Negotiation and Mediation…

Civil Negotiation and Mediation Blog

Covers divorce and mediation. By Nancy E. Hudgins.

http://www.hudginsmediation.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children
    Playworks, a non-profit that contracts with schools to bring organization, socialization and conflict resolution skills to school playgrounds, has incorporated rock-paper-scissors in its curriculum.   (Disclosure:  my daughter…
  • Jan 17

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.
    I have been extolling the virtues of listening as a condition precedent to persuasion in mediation and negotiation.  It was interesting to read that political pollsters are touting the same thing. The Washington Post had a long article…
  • Jun 7

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due
    I conducted a divorce mediation recently where the parties have been separated for many years but now have started the divorce process by coming to mediation.  They have been co-parenting their children during the separation.  We have…
Rank this Week: 1914

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

Focused on California labor and employment law from an employer perspective. By Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.

http://aalrremploymentlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!
    Due largely to your support, we have out grown our current blog site and have created a new blog in connection with the release of our new firm website – www.aalrr.com. It is new, but the same great information is still available.
  • Oct 16

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie
    By Ronald W. Novotny and Jonathan JudgeIn the past several months, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a series of decisions that could affect everyday policies that union and non-union employers maintain in the workplace. …
  • Sep 24

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation
    On August 31, 2012, AALRRattorneys Irma Rodriguez Moisa and Sharon J. Ormond obtained a unanimous jury defense verdict in favor of The Regents of the University of California after a 14-day jury trial.  The Plaintiff, James Friedman, was…
Rank this Week: 2048

Northern California Criminal…

Northern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news, issues and cases. By Lieber Williams & Labin LLP.

http://www.bayareacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    The Consequences of a First DUI Conviction in the Bay Area

    The Consequences of a First DUI Conviction in the Bay Area
    A Bay Area DUI arrest can be a very upsetting ordeal. If this is the first time you have been arrested, chances are you are feeling scared about what is going to happen to you. Remember, the first thing you should do is hire an experienced…
  • Dec 31

    Facebook and Criminal Justice

    Facebook and Criminal Justice
    A wise man once said "if the World ends in our lifetime, Facebook will have had something to do with it." And while the social networking site has connected people like never before, reduced degrees of separation, and developed its own rules…
  • Dec 7

    The media is equipped to try no one, not even Jerry Sandusky

    The media is equipped to try no one, not even Jerry Sandusky
    Jerry Sandusky, now gaining ground on Michael Jackson for "most famous accused child molester of all time" has lately been dominating much of the news, and, perhaps most distressingly, Sportscenter. The reports are alarming and…
Rank this Week: 1974

Outlaw Mom's Blawg

Outlaw Mom's Blawg

Covers the dilemmas facing the lawyer mom and the struggle to achieve the ever elusive state of being called work-life balance.

http://lawyer-mom.com/
  • Jun 28

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: What Working Moms Really Think About Stay-At-Home-Mom

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: What Working Moms Really Think About Stay-At-Home-Mom
    Over the past two years I’ve been debating the pros and cons of being a stay at home mom or stay at work mom and have picked the brains of countless other working moms who have already waded through this dilemma or are currently struggling…
  • Jun 7

    WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception (6/9)

    WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception (6/9)
    Join WIPLA at MacArthur Park Restaurant in Palo Alto from 5:30-7:30  p.m. this Thursday (6/9) for cocktails and friendly networking with your fellow female intellectual property litigators from the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Jun 7

    Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law (6/8)

    Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law (6/8)
    Join Ian C. Ballon, Author (E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d Edition) and Internet and IP litigator (Greenberg Traurig LLP) and Santa Clara Law School Professor Eric Goldman for a free breakfast seminar on Hot Topics in…
Rank this Week: 1815

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

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

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

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

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

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

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1867

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Liability for unsupervised trampoline use

    Liability for unsupervised trampoline use
    There are thousands of children and adults hurt using trampolines each year. While adults may well have assumed the risk of injury, it is a different situation where children are involved.
  • Mar 26

    Fracture of the Talu

    Fracture of the Talu
    A fracture of the ankle may occur to a person involved in a motor vehicle collision.  A fracture involving the talus, a bone that makes up the lowest part of the ankle joint, is usually apparent in people involved in a motor vehicle…
  • Mar 26

    Zip Lining Danger

    Zip Lining Danger
    A clear blue sky, a beautiful mountain or body of water - as Spring Break 2015 descends upon us, thoughts turn to outdoor fun - such as zip lining - which is a fun outdoor activity that while mostly safe, has inherent dangers as well.
Rank this Week: 2312

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 2199

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 2373

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    What Qualities Should I Look for in an Executor?

    What Qualities Should I Look for in an Executor?
    When you think about the process of estate planning, the execution of documents will probably come to mind. This is a large part of the endeavor to be sure, but someone must follow the instructions that you leave behind in these documents. If…
  • Mar 24

    Elder Care FAQS: How Common is Alzheimer’s Disease?

    Elder Care FAQS: How Common is Alzheimer’s Disease?
    Elder care law firms help people who are serious about preparing for the eventualities of aging. Pragmatism is key, and you have to confront some circumstances that can be quite challenging if you want to be optimally prepared.…
  • Mar 19

    Can I Take Back Assets in Medi-cal Trust?

    Can I Take Back Assets in Medi-cal Trust?
    Can I Take Back Assets in Medi-cal Trust? from Roy W. Litherland As a result, many seniors who were never financially needy seek Medi-Cal eligibility.  Learn more about Assets in Medi-cal Trust in this presentation. The post Can I Take…
Rank this Week: 2394

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Mar 25

    Federal Court Approves BMW Z4 Cracked Wheels Class Action Settlement

    Federal Court Approves BMW Z4 Cracked Wheels Class Action Settlement
    The Honorable Vincent Chhabria of the U.S. District Court (Northern California) has granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement, which will provide BMW owners and lessees significant compensation for past repairs and the promise…
  • Mar 19

    The Faith-Based Fight Against Usury

    The Faith-Based Fight Against Usury
    Usury is a term that generally refers to an unlawful rate of interest. The California Constitution states that usury is more than 10% per annum (even 7% in some circumstances). But the California banking lobby has managed to get a loophole…
  • Mar 10

    CFPB Study Slams Forced Arbitration

    CFPB Study Slams Forced Arbitration
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its long-awaited study of forced arbitration today, and the study paints a grim picture of justice denied. The arbitration clause tucked into standard form contracts deprives consumers and…
Rank this Week: 2356

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050
    Dementia is not an easy illness to manage. Family members are forced to care for and financially back their loved ones when they are no longer able to do so for themselves. In most cases, individuals do not have adequate...
  • Mar 18

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?
    Aid & Attendance is a special pension that offers veterans and their surviving spouses additional funding/assistance for another person to help with eating, dressing, bathing and other daily maintenance matters. Not all veterans will…
  • Mar 16

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?
    Though life expectancy tables can predict that individuals will live a certain number of years, the fact of the matter is that there is a large variety of factors that play into how long a person might live. Mortality tables...
Rank this Week: 2320

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    The Importance of Managing Trust Asset

    The Importance of Managing Trust Asset
    A living trust can help provide for both you and your children. Married couples often establish a joint trust to manage their assets during their lifetimes, and when one spouse dies, the other spouse may continue to benefit from the trust. A…
  • Mar 20

    Addressing “Joint” and “Community” Property in Your Estate Plan

    Addressing “Joint” and “Community” Property in Your Estate Plan
    California is a “community property” state. This means any property acquired during a marriage belongs to the spouses equally. In the event of divorce, any community property must be divided between the spouses. Of course, a…
  • Mar 15

    Understanding Reverse Mortgage

    Understanding Reverse Mortgage
    Many elderly persons wish to remain in their own homes, but lack the financial means to do so. One option for such individuals is to take out what is known as a “home equity conversion mortgage,” commonly referred to as a…
Rank this Week: 2116

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Mar 16

    Can Comments By a Federal Employee Result in a Taking Requiring Compensation Under the Fifth Amendment?

    Can Comments By a Federal Employee Result in a Taking Requiring Compensation Under the Fifth Amendment?
    It depends.  A recent decision out of the Federal Circuit tackled this very issue, and the court’s decision strongly suggests that a taking could arise under the right circumstances.  (Filler v. U.S. (Fed. Cir. Mar. 10,…
  • Mar 11

    Lake Elsinore to use Eminent Domain to Expand Serenity Park

    Lake Elsinore to use Eminent Domain to Expand Serenity Park
    On Tuesday, the Lake Elsinore City Council adopted a Resolution of Necessity to acquire a 2+ acre property in order to expand Serenity Park.  As Michael Williams describes in his article “City hopes to take over boat…
  • Mar 6

    Long-Awaited Montebello Grade Crossings Moving Forward

    Long-Awaited Montebello Grade Crossings Moving Forward
    As this article by OCTA explains, the Southern California region is growing both in terms of population and in the volume of goods moving through the region via both road and rail.  I am sure many of us are familiar with the impacts this…
Rank this Week: 2379

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 2395

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/
  • Mar 9

    Employment Authorization Eligibility to Extend to Some H-1B Spouse

    Employment Authorization Eligibility to Extend to Some H-1B Spouse
    Starting May 26, 2015, certain spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants will become eligible to apply for employment authorization. Currently, spouses and unmarried minor children of H-1B nonimmigrants, who hold H-4 status, are not eligible for…
  • Mar 3

    Should You Pay to Premium Process Your H-1B Cap Case

    Should You Pay to Premium Process Your H-1B Cap Case
    The five-day window for the 2015 H-1B cap season is just over a month away, and this is the time for employers to make decisions on processing their cap-subject petitions. The H-1B petition has the highest filing fees per petition, of all…
  • Feb 26

    Making the H-1B Cap When Your Degree Will not be Conferred Until After April 1st

    Making the H-1B Cap When Your Degree Will not be Conferred Until After April 1st
    Most foreign students graduating from a U.S. University this Spring will want the opportunity to stay in the U.S. and put their new knowledge and skills to the test by working for a U.S. employer. For students with an employment offer, their…
Rank this Week: 2342