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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/
  • Jul 29

    Can I Protect My Injury Settlement With a Special Needs Trust?

    Can I Protect My Injury Settlement With a Special Needs Trust?
    Supplemental Security Income or SSI is a government program that is in place to provide disabled people with a basic source of ongoing financial support. However, it is not automatically afforded to you if you are disabled. To qualify for…
  • Jul 15

    Can My Living Trust Protect a Spendthrift Heir?

    Can My Living Trust Protect a Spendthrift Heir?
    Revocable living trusts provide a number of different benefits. In this blog post, we will emphasize the ability for a living trust to allow you to protect a spendthrift heir (a spendthrift is a person who spends money in an…
  • Jul 13

    Beware of Prescription Discount Card Scam

    Beware of Prescription Discount Card Scam
    One of our office team members recently received a notice by National Prescription Savings Network and we felt it was important to share these consumer alerts regarding Prescription Card Scams and tips on saving money on prescriptions The…
Rank this Week: 1803

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    Rock v. Levinski – First Amendment Rights of Employee

    Rock v. Levinski – First Amendment Rights of Employee
    One of the most dearly held rights Americans have is stated in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: The right of free speech. It allows us to speak our minds without fear of government infringement. But that’s just the thing:…
  • Jul 25

    Perez v. D. Howes, LLC – Misclassification of Farm Worker Employee

    Perez v. D. Howes, LLC – Misclassification of Farm Worker Employee
    Somewhere between 1 and 3 million workers migrate from various locations across the world – usually Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean – to work as laborers in U.S. farms. Vital as these workers are to the labor force, they…
  • Jul 22

    Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hosp. Network – Rights Under FMLA

    Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hosp. Network – Rights Under FMLA
    The Family and Medical Leave Act – also routinely referred to as “FMLA” – entitles most workers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Workers can take up to 12 months in a given…
Rank this Week: 1935

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
  • Jul 28

    Engineers behaving badly: Oakland’s pedestrian signal fail

    Engineers behaving badly: Oakland’s pedestrian signal fail
    Oakland has a lot of strange, poorly-designed pedestrian signals, but we think we’ve found the worst example in the City at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Euclid Avenue. By over-engineering a simple sidewalk, Oakland has created a…
  • Jul 23

    Survey: most Temescal shoppers don’t drive

    Survey: most Temescal shoppers don’t drive
    The City of Oakland, in partnership with UC Berkeley, recently conducted a survey of shoppers in Temescal along a controversial segment of Telegraph Avenue to better understand the travel behavior of shoppers. The segment under study between…
  • Jul 20

    What is a protected intersection?

    What is a protected intersection?
    As protected bike lanes become more common across the U.S., the way in which we design intersections is also evolving. American cities are on the cusp of implementing the nation’s first protected intersections, a potentially…
Rank this Week: 1904

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

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

    Costa Mesa Man Assumes Roles of Criminal, Judge, and Jury in His Own Hit and Run Case

    Costa Mesa Man Assumes Roles of Criminal, Judge, and Jury in His Own Hit and Run Case
    IRVINE Alec Scott Abraham sped through a red light, mowing down a family in a Chevy Cruz, killing a 2 year-old girl and her grandmother, while seriously injuring the girl’s mother and 7 year-old brother last month. Abraham fled the…
  • Jul 22

    Marijuana Found in Newport Beach Apartment Deemed Legal by Police

    Marijuana Found in Newport Beach Apartment Deemed Legal by Police
    After being alerted to a fire inside an apartment on the 1900 block of Sherrington Place, police discovered roughly 25 marijuana plants. The plants were part of a cultivation project, however, one that police determined to be legal. The…
  • Jul 20

    Small-Time OC Pimp Facing 22 Years if Convicted For Human Trafficking

    Small-Time OC Pimp Facing 22 Years if Convicted For Human Trafficking
    24 year-old Richard Sandoval has been charged with 8 felonies related to his violent attempts at persuading his 18 year-old girlfriend to become his prostitute at a hotel in Garden Grove. Along with burning her leg with a blow torch, Sandoval…
Rank this Week: 1889

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/
  • Jul 23

    Negotiating with a creditor

    Negotiating with a creditor
    Sometimes people decide that they want to negotiate directly with a creditor. That is not always a bad idea. In fact, if you are early enough in the process, it can be good for you. But how do you do...
  • Jul 21

    FTC Goes After LifeLock

    FTC Goes After LifeLock
    Not really a surprise, but the Federal Trade Commission today announced a lawsuit against LifeLock. LifeLock knows that people are going to steal your identity, but apparently they do not know that they are going to be sued. A bit...
  • Jun 10

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out
    So one of the biggest questions I get from tenants is about security deposits. No one has a probably paying it. But everyone has an issue when it comes time to move out. Landlords want more than they deserve. Tenants...
Rank this Week: 1768

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/
  • Jul 22

    Worker classification and secure work in the “sharing economy”

    Worker classification and secure work in the “sharing economy”
    By Veena Dubal Last month, a California Labor Commissioner decided that Barbara Ann Berwick was an employee of (venture capital darling) Uber for purposes of employment protection under California law.   A charged media…
  • Jul 2

    On to the next battle — employment equality for LGBT worker

    On to the next battle — employment equality for LGBT worker
    By Lisa Mak   Last Friday, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across America.  This historic decision was a momentous step forward in advancing equality for the LGBT community, but the fight for equality is far from over.…
  • Jun 21

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace
    By Sarah Schlehr and Mariko Yoshihara This Father’s Day, let’s do more than just celebrate our dads with Hallmark cards and backyard barbecues.  Instead, let’s give our dads something they really need – flexible…
Rank this Week: 1966

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition
    After the historic 2013 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in US v. Windsor (570 US ___ ), many same-sex couples got married. This enabled a US citizen to petition successfully for a foreign spouse and for...
  • Jun 1

    Marriage-based Green Cards and Transgendered Person

    Marriage-based Green Cards and Transgendered Person
    There has been a great deal of recent internet discussion about Bruce Jenner's transition to a new identity as Caitlyn. I want to congratulate Caitlyn Jenner and address some questions about transgender people and immigration. There has been…
  • Jan 27

    Obama Immigration Policy Changes 2015

    Obama Immigration Policy Changes 2015
    Obama immigration policy changes… what’s to come in 2015 In November 2014, the President announced a number of changes to immigration policies. With the Republican party in charge of both chambers of the U.S. Congress, there have been…
Rank this Week: 1670

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC
    New York "business divorce" lawyer Peter Mahler blogs about his experiences involving two members of a New York limited liability company who relied on LegalZoom to draft their LLC's operating agreement. New York's LLC act differs from…
  • Jun 19

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California
    The California Labor Commissioner has determined than a driver for Uber was misclassified as an independent contractor rather than as an employee.  The decision is under appeal and will not therefore immediately affect Uber's operations…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 1999

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1717

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • Jun 16

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver
    In Oregel v. PacPizza, LLC, the First District California Court of Appeal denied defendant’s motion to compel arbitration, holding defendant had waived arbitration based on substantial conduct inconsistent with its claimed right to…
  • Jun 10

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?
    The U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit ruling in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co. The Court granted certiorari to answer the following three questions. Does an offer of complete relief render…
  • Jun 3

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction
    In Harrold v. Levi Strauss & Co., the First District California Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s interpretation of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, holding that section 1747.08 of the Act does not prohibit stores from…
Rank this Week: 1651

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: 1754

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jun 4

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)
    Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) contracted with Levy Premium Foods to manage the food and beverage services at several entertainment venues located in southern California. Levy, in turn, contracted with Canvas Corporation to provide 1099…
  • May 5

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted
    In January I posted an article about Augustus v. ABM Securities.  In that case, the appellate court held that employees were provided compliant rest breaks even though the employees were technically “on-call” and had to…
  • Apr 30

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015
    Effective May 1, 2015, employees who work 2 or more hours per week in San Francisco are entitled to receive at least $12.25 per hour.
Rank this Week: 1927

California Family Law Paralegal

California Family Law Paralegal

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

http://californiafamilylawparalegal.com/
  • Apr 23

    SERVICE OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS ON FACEBOOK? IT HAPPENS IN NEW YORK!!

    SERVICE OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS ON FACEBOOK? IT HAPPENS IN NEW YORK!!
    In case you haven’t heard, a New York judge ordered that a Wife could serve her Husband on Facebook with her divorce documents.  This was only done after the Wife could show that she had no other way to serve Husband, as he had no…
  • Feb 19

    OREGON COUPLE CHARGED WITH MURDER IN INFANT’S STARVATION DEATH

    OREGON COUPLE CHARGED WITH MURDER IN INFANT’S STARVATION DEATH
    As reported by NBC News and the Associated Press, an Oregon couple has been charged with murder after their infant son starved to death, police said. Amanda Hancock, 22, and Stephen Williams Jr., 27, of Glendale, Oregon, were arrested Tuesday…
  • Feb 12

    Cockatoo mimics Fighting Divorcing Couple

    Cockatoo mimics Fighting Divorcing Couple
    In an article in Today Pets, Elaine Sigmon, of Maiden, North Carolina, adopted the melodramatic bird about a month and a half ago. In the market for a new pet, she and her husband, Don, had visited a German shepherd breeder named Neil…
Rank this Week: 1869

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/
  • Apr 17

    Assembly Bill 1252: Is There Hope for a Real Proposition 65 Reform?

    Assembly Bill 1252: Is There Hope for a Real Proposition 65 Reform?
    CBL had said that an upcoming post would talk about another new Proposition 65 reform effort, Assembly Bill 1252. And now we will. Here’s what AB 1252 would change: Right now, in almost all cases, if a Proposition 65 private...
  • Apr 9

    Finally, Cal Supremes Schedule Hearing in Contractual Arbitration Case

    Finally, Cal Supremes Schedule Hearing in Contractual Arbitration Case
    For years now, companies, consumers and their lawyers have been waiting to see what would happen to the law involving contractual arbitration in Sanchez v. Valencia Holdings. The California Supreme Court has been sitting on this case for…
  • Mar 23

    Proposition 65: New Warning Regulations, New Proposed Amendments, A New Win for the Defense

    Proposition 65: New Warning Regulations, New Proposed Amendments, A New Win for the Defense
    There’s much happening in the world of Proposition 65 these days. In the posts coming up, Cal Biz Lit will talk about The status of the new safe harbor warning and web site regulations proposed by OEHHA; New AB 1252...
Rank this Week: 1915

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Apr 13

    Government & Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele

    Government & Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele
    Los Angeles -- The Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy Group of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to welcome Daniel Freedman as an associate in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Freedman's experience includes…
  • Mar 20

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.
    By Benjamin M. Reznik The Los Angeles area, which once boasted two professional football teams, has been without an NFL franchise for twenty years. That's not to say there haven't been several stadium proposals during that time, among them…
  • Feb 5

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?
    By Benjamin M. Reznik In terms of land use regulations that have far-reaching effects on development in California, the application - or misapplication - of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is near the top of the list. CEQA,…
Rank this Week: 1755

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: 1861

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children
    Three Southern California children out trick or treating on Halloween lost their lives in a tragic collision. The motor vehicle accident occurred in Santa Ana. All three girls were just 13 years old. The accident happened at just about…
  • Oct 29

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident
    Police officers put their lives on the line every day as they work hard to protect and serve their respective areas, but the knowledge that their job is dangerous does not make the loss of an officer any less tragic....
  • Oct 24

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident
    Political leaders of any kind are often held to a higher moral standard than the rest of society because of their positions of power. For this reason, when a politician may have caused a vehicle accident and been under the...
Rank this Week: 1744

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 3

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee
    On October 10, 2014, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx) for its discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers and job applicants. The EEOC asserted that FedEx,…
  • Oct 21

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying
    After 7 long years, plaintiff Michael Mercieca finally saw the court order demanding his former employer, Microsoft, to pay him $2 million for bullying him to a near breaking point. After finding the global tech giant culpable for acting…
  • Oct 6

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee
    Ten female employees of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) filed a lawsuit in a California federal court against the CDCR for failing to address their claims of sexual harassment. The ten Plaintiffs alleged…
Rank this Week: 2000

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

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

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1645

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

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

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 1958

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the fruits and nuts of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 1900

At Counsel Table

At Counsel Table

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

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

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
    If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-quality, 100% irony-free, individually crafted blog posts at our new…
  • Mar 9

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

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

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
Rank this Week: 1855

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

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

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

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

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

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

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
Rank this Week: 1623

The Truth About Loan Modification,…

The Truth About Loan Modification, Foreclosure & Bankruptcy

Recounts tales of horror from the trenches and warn people about banking practices. By R. Grace Rodriguez.

http://letbksaveyou.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1969

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers…

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers current events and answers to common questions about immigration law in the San Francisco area. By the Law Office of Gali Schaham Gordon.

http://gordonlawgrouppc.com/blog/
  • Oct 4

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?
      How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?   During the government shutdown, many government employees are furloughed and some immigration-related agencies are completely non-operational. So where does that leave…
  • Oct 4

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?
      How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?   During the government shutdown, many government employees are furloughed and some immigration-related agencies are completely non-operational. So where does that leave…
  • Aug 23

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant
    Pro-immigration reform groups lambasted Arizona Gov. Jan. Brewer for issuing an executive order that bans some 80,000 potential recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in her state from obtaining driver’s…
Rank this Week: 1979

California Employment Lawyer Blog

California Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment class actions, damages, and laws. By Fakhimi & Associates.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    California Sex Harassment Suffered by Farmworkers Too Often Ignored

    California Sex Harassment Suffered by Farmworkers Too Often Ignored
    Working out in the tomato fields of Central Valley, the young woman from Mexico was told by her supervisor that he needed her help in another area of the 15,000-acre farm. He drove her recklessly toward an isolated area, dense with almond…
  • Sep 19

    College Sexual Harassment, Assault, Takes Center Stage at Start of School Year

    College Sexual Harassment, Assault, Takes Center Stage at Start of School Year
    Nearly a dozen current and former students at Occidental College have reached a settlement with the school's top brass following a federal complaint alleging the school had improperly handled allegations of on-campus sexual harassment and…
  • Sep 15

    California Sex Harassment Claims Against L.A. Councilman Investigated

    California Sex Harassment Claims Against L.A. Councilman Investigated
    A panel established for the specific purpose of investigating claims of discrimination against elected officials in Los Angeles has convened to review the sexual harassment allegations made against Councilman Jose Huizar. For now, the…
Rank this Week: 1600

Environmental Law & Climate Change…

Environmental Law & Climate Change Law Blog

Covers recent happenings in the world of environmental and climate change law. By Steven M. Taber.

http://taberlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1692

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2008

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: 1952

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law news. By Takakjian & Sitkoff.

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

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge

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

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend

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

    Soap Actor Arrested for Selling Cocaine

    Soap Actor Arrested for Selling Cocaine
    A former "Days of our Lives" actor has been arrested for allegedly selling illegal drugs out of his Los Angeles County home. According to The Malibu Times, the 20-year-old actor was arrested at his Agoura Hills home for selling cocaine. It is…
Rank this Week: 1785

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt settlement. By DCDM Law Group.

http://www.pasadenabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Bankruptcy Discharge vs. Bankruptcy Dismissal

    Bankruptcy Discharge vs. Bankruptcy Dismissal
    When you file for bankruptcy protection, the ideal goal is to resolve your debts. There are a lot of different ways that you can do that, including Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. For each of these different types … Continue…
  • May 17

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Serves as the Model Worldwide

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Serves as the Model Worldwide
    Chapter 11 bankruptcy has long provided solutions for those running businesses in the United States who need assistance in restructuring their debts. With the help of a Pasadena bankruptcy lawyer, many local businesses have been able to climb…
  • May 13

    Advice on Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney

    Advice on Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney
    Recently, a Consumer Debt Expert for the Huffington Post provided some tips on how to find a great bankruptcy attorney to assist you with your bankruptcy filing. Finding the right bankruptcy attorney is very important because you want to make…
Rank this Week: 1761

California Civil Litigation

California Civil Litigation

Covers recent decisions of the California Courts that are of interest to the civil litigation practitioner. By Pamela Fasick.

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

    Big Change in the Parol Evidence Rule

    Big Change in the Parol Evidence Rule
    The California Supreme Court Discards the State's Idiosyncratic Interpretation of the Fraud Exception Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Association (No. S190581, January 14, 2013) The California Supreme Court…
  • Oct 27

    A Judgment Without Previous Notice of Lawsuit

    A Judgment Without Previous Notice of Lawsuit
    I Was Informed There's a Judgment Against Me But I Never Heard of Any LawsuitIt's relatively unusual for a person who had no notice that they had been named as a defendant in a civil action to be informed that there is a civil judgment…
  • May 11

    Hospital's Suit For Reimbursement Is Not Preempted by ERISA

    Hospital's Suit For Reimbursement Is Not Preempted by ERISA
    Court of Appeal Reverses a Judgment Sustaining a Demurrer by Blue CrossCoast Plaza Doctors Hospital v. Blue Cross of California (B205892, May 11, 2009)11 p.
Rank this Week: 1825

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law developments, including in the areas of DUI and search and seizure. By The Law Office Of Nancy King.

http://www.sacramentocriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 26

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication
    A recent California appellate court decision of a Placer County DUI case highlights the difference between voluntary and involuntary intoxication as it relates to driving under the influence. In People v. Mathson, the defendant was pulled…
  • Nov 25

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law
    California voters' overwhelming approval of Proposition 36 - a ballot measure that significantly alters the state's three strikes law - will result in more equitable sentencing and reduced prison costs. In 1994, California voters said yes to…
  • Nov 10

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement
    Sacramento city residents on Tuesday approved a half percent sales tax increase, with the new revenue targeted at restoring city services cut during the recession the last five years. According to city officials, one use of the annual $28…
Rank this Week: 1699

California Insurance Litigation…

California Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 1980

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Orange County crimes and criminal defense. By Lieber Williams & Labin.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 7

    What to Do If You Have Been Pulled Over for an Orange County DUI

    What to Do If You Have Been Pulled Over for an Orange County DUI
    By Becky Kate - Legal Brand Marketing Now that the summer months are fast approaching, it is common for the Orange County police to up the ante of nabbing drunk drivers. Be prepared to see more checkpoints and roving patrols around Orange…
  • Dec 31

    Orange County DUI checkpoints New Year's Eve

    Orange County DUI checkpoints New Year's Eve
    Many people do not realize that DUI cases resulting from law enforcement contact at a DUI checkpoint are some of the most beatable. The reason for this is that there are very strict rules about how a DUI checkpoint must be conducted. These…
  • Oct 22

    Buzzed Driving is NOT Drunk Driving

    Buzzed Driving is NOT Drunk Driving
    The "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving" campaign by the Ad Council has been around for a while now. I watched another attorney do a DUI trial in approximately 2006, and after the jury convicted her client, one of the jurors cited that ad…
Rank this Week: 1777

Robin Mashal's Blog

Robin Mashal's Blog

By Robin Mashal.

http://robinmashal.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1731

San Francisco Immigration Lawyer…

San Francisco Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Schwartz and Brown, LLP.

http://www.sanfranciscoimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Judgment Day: Explosion of Immigration Appeals in San Francisco Federal Court

    Judgment Day: Explosion of Immigration Appeals in San Francisco Federal Court
    Last year, the Obama Administration announced that it would pursue a different policy with respect to the 300,000 or so deportation cases languishing in the federal court system. Immigrants with "low priority" cases may be granted a stay,…
  • Feb 15

    Cancellation of Removal: A Catch-22

    Cancellation of Removal: A Catch-22
    Over the past few months, I have received a couple of calls from people asking for cancellation of removal. When I tell them that cancellation of removal is only available in deportation proceedings, they ask, "So should I surrender myself…
  • Feb 7

    Family Visas: How to bring family members to San Francisco?

    Family Visas: How to bring family members to San Francisco?
    When it comes to family members, people will do almost anything to ensure unity, be it a long lost cousin or their mother. When they hear that one family member might arrive by Christmas but another might arrive by Christmas 2014, they start…
Rank this Week: 1960

Orange County Criminal Lawyers…

Orange County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers fraud charges, white collar crime, investment fraud and elderly abuse. By the Law Offices of Vincent J. LaBarbera, Jr.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Two Arrests Made in Irvine Craigslist Robbery

    Two Arrests Made in Irvine Craigslist Robbery
    Two men were recently arrested and charged with robbery after allegedly setting up a purchase on Craigslist, The Orange County Register reports.
  • Jan 25

    Police Say They Have Arrested Santa Ana Serial Rapist

    Police Say They Have Arrested Santa Ana Serial Rapist
    Police recently made some serious allegations in a Santa Ana sex crimes case by arresting a man they're telling the public is responsible for several local sexual assaults.
  • Jan 10

    Anaheim Continues Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensarie

    Anaheim Continues Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensarie
    City officials recently extended a ban on Anaheim medical marijuana dispensaries as leaders try to figure out how legal challenges to California's law will play out, The Orange County Register reports.
Rank this Week: 1890

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 9

    Oregon Mut. Ins. Co. v. National General Ins. Co. Determines California Dog Bites Not Covered By Auto Insurance Policy

    Oregon Mut. Ins. Co. v. National General Ins. Co. Determines California Dog Bites Not Covered By Auto Insurance Policy
    In a recent Ninth Circuit case, the court determined that under California law, an insured's auto insurance policy did not cover a person's injury from a dog bite. In Oregon Mut. Ins. Co. v. National General Ins. Co., an individual…
  • Aug 2

    $17 Million Wrongful Death Verdict Against MTA

    $17 Million Wrongful Death Verdict Against MTA
    This past Friday a Los Angeles jury awarded $17 million to the family of a blind passenger - Cameron Cuthbertson - who died in a Metro Blue Line accident. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by Cuthbertson's mother after the Compton man…
  • Jul 25

    New Los Angeles Bicycle Law To Protect Bikers From Harassment And Assault

    New Los Angeles Bicycle Law To Protect Bikers From Harassment And Assault
    This past week the Los Angeles City Council approved a landmark ordinance - the "Prohibition Against Harassment of Bicyclists" providing bicyclists much greater protection from harassment and assault. Harassing bicyclists is now illegal and…
Rank this Week: 1804

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Provides eviction and landlord and tenant information.

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

    Eviction discovery rule

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

    Rent Control Eviction

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

    Forclosure Crisi

    Forclosure Crisi
    Lenders are posied to take back more homes in 2011 than any other year.  Last year, banks took back 1 million homes.  About 5 million borrowers are at least two months behind on their mortagages and more will miss payments.  Forecasters…
Rank this Week: 2007

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: 1688

LA's Dopest Attorney

LA's Dopest Attorney

Covers drugs, criminal law and LA life. By Allison B. Margolin.

http://allisonmargolin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    How lawyer navigates sea of secrecy in bizarre case

    How lawyer navigates sea of secrecy in bizarre case
    By Henry Weinstein, Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAugust 15, 2007SAN FRANCISCO — Oakland lawyer Jon Eisenberg calls the case of Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation v. George W. Bush the strangest he has ever handled. How strange? Eisenberg was…
  • Aug 14

    LINDSAY LOHAN: LAWSUIT OVER CAR PURSUIT

    LINDSAY LOHAN: LAWSUIT OVER CAR PURSUIT
    Lindsay Lohan was sued Tuesday for assault and negligence by a passenger in a car the actress allegedly chased while drunk last month
  • Aug 12

    ON THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRIVACY

    ON THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRIVACY
    Oregon subpoenas worry medical marijuana advocates PORTLAND (AP) — Federal subpoenas seeking medical records of 17 Oregon medical marijuana patients have growers and users upset and nervous even as a federal judge considers whether to throw…
Rank this Week: 1996

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/
  • Aug 1

    Trauma and Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Trauma and Trigeminal Neuralgia
    Trauma and Trigeminal Neuralgia Trigeminal neuralgia involves extreme pain in the face caused by damage or inflammation to the trigeminal nerve or the fifth cranial nerve. There are three branches to the trigeminal nerve, any one of which can…
  • Jul 31

    Concussions are common Injuries in Motorcycle and Auto Accident

    Concussions are common Injuries in Motorcycle and Auto Accident
    Concussions and closed head injuries, also known as traumatic brain injuries, are common injuries following an auto or motorcycle accident.  I have represented many clients over the years with these types of injuries and…
  • Jul 31

    Head injuries are not always easy to spot.

    Head injuries are not always easy to spot.
    Closed head injuries, also known as traumatic brain injuries, are not so easily seen following an auto or motorcycle accident.  But they are very common, and very hazardous if not diagnosed and treated properly.  I have represented…
Rank this Week: 2053

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Jul 31

    Protecting Your Eyes from Accidental Injury

    Protecting Your Eyes from Accidental Injury
    When most of us think about unintentional injuries we’re at risk of sustaining, we rarely think about harms that could come to our eyes. However, according to a recent article in The San Diego Union-Tribune, eye injuries occur more…
  • Jul 23

    Helmet Could Have Prevented Teen’s Brain Injury

    Helmet Could Have Prevented Teen’s Brain Injury
    Do helmets really help to prevent children and teens from sustaining serious and life-threatening traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)? According to a recent report from Fox 5 San Diego, a teen athlete at Torrey Pines High School recently shared…
  • Jul 15

    Seniors Suffer Long-Term Injuries from Auto Accident

    Seniors Suffer Long-Term Injuries from Auto Accident
    Regardless of age, car accidents can cause serious and fatal injuries. Yet all auto accidents don’t produce the same level of damage or personal injuries. Indeed, some traffic collisions are more severe than others. However, when…
Rank this Week: 2377

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home

    Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed a rule forbidding nursing homes from “requiring residents to sign binding arbitration agreements,” and according to a recent article in Modern Healthcare,…
  • Jul 23

    California’s Senior Legislature Wants to Continue its Advocacy Work

    California’s Senior Legislature Wants to Continue its Advocacy Work
    For the last 35 years, California’s Senior Legislature has been advocating for the rights of older adults throughout the state. Indeed, according to a recent report from NBC News, the ground has been proposing laws to state legislators…
  • Jul 15

    Chemical Restraints and Nursing Home Abuse

    Chemical Restraints and Nursing Home Abuse
    Nursing homes in California continue to receive warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the use of antipsychotic medications given to elderly residents, yet the use of chemical restraints continues. Indeed, according…
Rank this Week: 2284