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Prop 8 On Trial

Prop 8 On Trial

Daily reports from the same-sex marriage trial by Berkeley Law students

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.…
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September. Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging…
Rank this Week: 1750

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Dec 19

    Apple Gets Patent for Three Dimensional iPhone with Motion Sensor

    Apple Gets Patent for Three Dimensional iPhone with Motion Sensor
    IPNews® - Apple has won a new patent for a ground-breaking mobile device screen that orients images on the screen according to the user's perspective relating to the phone. These features have yet to make an appearance in Apple products.…
  • Dec 10

    Samsung Sued for Use of Milk Trademark

    Samsung Sued for Use of Milk Trademark
    IPNews® - Milk Studios has filed a lawsuit against South Korean electronics maker Samsung for trademark infringement. The lawsuit alleges that Samsung has infringed Milk Studios' trademark for its newly-launched music and video streaming…
  • Dec 3

    Airbus Seeks Patent for Flying Doughnut

    Airbus Seeks Patent for Flying Doughnut
    IPNews® - Airbus has come up with a new doughnut-shaped design for its aircraft for which it has filed a patent application in Europe. Experts say the design will have pros and cons in that it can accommodate more passengers and cause…
Rank this Week: 1967

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1811

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/
  • Dec 19

    Re-Homing Adopted Kid

    Re-Homing Adopted Kid
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, see the full article here, “among pet owners, ‘re-homing’ an unwanted dog or cat is a relatively straightforward process. The owner who seeks an alternative home often places…
  • Feb 23

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation

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

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I am proud to have my good friend and colleague Eric G. Young, who is a retired California attorney, as my guest blogger on this personally important subject.  Eric formerly handled family…
Rank this Week: 2016

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Dec 19

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
Rank this Week: 2000

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Congress Passes Omnibus Bill.

    Congress Passes Omnibus Bill.
    This weekend, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the majority of the government through September 2015, but will only fund DHS through February 2015. Although Senator Cruz (R-TX) attempted to defund the…
  • Dec 19

    Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña as Director of ICE

    Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña as Director of ICE
    Despite GOP objections, the Senate voted 55-39 to confirm Sarah Saldaña as the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ms. Saldaña will be the first Latina to lead the agency.
  • Dec 19

    The AAO sustained the appeal and withdrew the director’s decision,

    The AAO sustained the appeal and withdrew the director’s decision,
    The AAO sustained the appeal and withdrew the director’s decision, finding that the petitioner established by a preponderance of the evidence that the beneficiary’s duties as a chief operating officer were managerial.…
Rank this Week: 1985

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/
  • Dec 18

    Caregiver Burnout (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Caregiver Burnout (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Are you experiencing caregiver “burn out”? Can you identify it if you are? With the help of others, there are five basic things you can do that will help you be the best at the caregiving you offer. The post Caregiver Burnout (An…
  • Dec 17

    What Benefits Do Trusts Provide?

    What Benefits Do Trusts Provide?
    If you are interested in learning about the estate planning benefits of trusts, you should be aware of the fact that there are different types of trusts, and they serve varying purposes. First, we will look at the value of revocable living…
  • Dec 15

    Does the State Take My Assets If I Apply for the Medi-Cal Program?

    Does the State Take My Assets If I Apply for the Medi-Cal Program?
    Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that provides health care insurance for people with very limited financial resources. If you are going to qualify for Medicare when you reach the age of 65, and you will be…
Rank this Week: 1822

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Dec 17

    Cuba and U.S. to Normalize Relation

    Cuba and U.S. to Normalize Relation
    President Barack Obama made a historic announcement today that he will move to normalize relations with Cuba. This will include immediate talks to restore diplomatic ties and the lifting of embargo and travel restrictions. He also mentioned…
  • Dec 14

    Russell Babcock argues Nevarez v. Katavich to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

    Russell Babcock argues Nevarez v. Katavich to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
    On December  Russell Babcock argued the case of Nevarez v  Katavich  (12-56058) to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena.   To Listen to the Entire Oral argument, click here. Mr. Nevarez was convicted largely…
  • Nov 9

    California aprueba ley de reduccion de sentencias y cargos en casos de drogas y robo

    California aprueba ley de reduccion de sentencias y cargos en casos de drogas y robo
    Al mismo tiempo que el gobierno federal ha reducido drásticamente las penas en casos de drogas y estupefacientes, los votantes de California han hecho lo mismo para casos de drogas del estado. Los votantes de California aprobaron por…
Rank this Week: 2071

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Dec 16

    Benefits of P3 Model – Rebuttal of Ontario Auditor General’s Report

    Benefits of P3 Model – Rebuttal of Ontario Auditor General’s Report
    Posted by Mark Romoff, President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships On December 9, 2014, Ontario’s Auditor General released her 2014 Annual Report, sharply criticizing Ontario’s Alternative Financing and…
  • Dec 15

    Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Project

    Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Project
    In the modern U.S. history of public-private partnerships, the prevailing project delivery models have been the toll concession and the availability payment contract.  In both cases, the private party raises equity and debt financing and…
  • Dec 15

    AASHTO Accepting Applications for Director, Project Finance Institute

    AASHTO Accepting Applications for Director, Project Finance Institute
    AASHTO is now accepting applications for the position of Director, AASHTO Project Finance Institute. The application deadline is Friday, January 2, 2015, and the full position description can be found in this AASHTO Journal entry.
Rank this Week: 2013

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    Endangered Species Act Roundup – Three For the Price of One

    Endangered Species Act Roundup – Three For the Price of One
    Although there were some notable downperiods when it came to Endangered Species Act news over the past twelve months, the past few weeks have been anything but slow.  Below are a few of the more recent newsworthy items that…
  • Dec 9

    NMFS Publishes Corrected Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Arctic Ringed Seal

    NMFS Publishes Corrected Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Arctic Ringed Seal
    On December 9, 2014, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Secretary of Commerce published a revised proposed rule designating critical habitat for the Arctic Ringed Seal.  The previous proposed rule was published here (and…
  • Dec 8

    Court Holds Small Business Administration and Farm Service Agency Must Consult on Loan Guarantee

    Court Holds Small Business Administration and Farm Service Agency Must Consult on Loan Guarantee
    A federal district court in Arkansas recently issued a decision clarifying that the obligation to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) extends to the Small Business Administration and the Farm Service Agency when…
Rank this Week: 1805

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
  • Dec 15

    California Court Upholds In-House Counsel Privilege

    California Court Upholds In-House Counsel Privilege
    By Terrence P. McAvoy and Michael G. Ruff Brief Summary In Palmer v. Superior Court California's Second District Court of Appeal upheld the in-house counsel privilege for communications concerning a dispute with a current client and, in…
  • Dec 5

    Insurance Regulator Too 'Aggressive,' Insurers Say

    Insurance Regulator Too 'Aggressive,' Insurers Say
    Four insurance companies sued the California Department of Insurance, claiming the agency has become "increasingly aggressive" in its efforts to enforce the state's Unfair Insurance Practices Act. The companies say the department is trying…
  • Oct 7

    California Insurance-Related Bills Signed into Law

    California Insurance-Related Bills Signed into Law
    September 30, 2014, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2014 regular legislative session. Here are summaries of noteworthy insurance-related bills that were signed…
Rank this Week: 1916

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1879

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • 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...
  • Sep 30

    Intersection, Part II

    Intersection, Part II
    Well the Supremes are now involved. No, not those Supremes, but the California Supreme Court. In my June post I talked about two "take-home" exposure cases which were decided by the California Court of Appeals. The first case was Kesner...
  • Aug 25

    A Whole Lot of Change

    A Whole Lot of Change
    I've been shopping for a car lately, one to replace the sturdy 1998 5 Series which has racked up 147,000 miles. I have visited dealerships to check out color combinations and the look and feel of the car. But it...
Rank this Week: 1888

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

    Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft
    Identity theft can be a huge headache, especially when it affects your federal tax record.  There are at least a couple ways how that might happen.  An identity thief may use your personal identifying information, including your…
  • Nov 21

    Founder of Happy’s Pizza Chain Convicted of Tax Crime

    Founder of Happy’s Pizza Chain Convicted of Tax Crime
    Happy Asker, the CEO and founder of a popular Michigan-based pizza chain has been convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States government and 32 counts of tax crimes, including 28 counts of aiding and assisting the filing of false…
  • Nov 18

    Sharpton: Some are Concerned that He’s Not a Going Concern

    Sharpton: Some are Concerned that He’s Not a Going Concern
    The Reverend Al Sharpton has always been one of those controversial figures that people either love or hate.  If you’re in the “hate him” camp, then you probably list his sketchy personal finances as one of your…
Rank this Week: 1965

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
  • Jun 5

    Employment Claims and the DFEH

    Employment Claims and the DFEH
    I heard a talk recently by Phyllis Cheng, the director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"). Ms. Cheng walked through the process of resolving employment claims in the department. For cases not processed by…
Rank this Week: 1964

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
  • Nov 19

    Redevelopment Is Back in California

    Redevelopment Is Back in California
    Back in 2011, Governor Jerry Brown abolished redevelopment agencies in California successfully gaining $1.5 billion of the redevelopment funding to close California’s budget gap. Recently, three bills have reached the Governor’s…
  • Oct 13

    Studio City Residents and Community Groups Seek to Stop Property Owner’s Redevelopment Plains: Open Space vs. Condo

    Studio City Residents and Community Groups Seek to Stop Property Owner’s Redevelopment Plains: Open Space vs. Condo
    Open Space vs. Condos Proposed development of a portion of the privately-owned 17 acre Weddington Golf and Tennis, located on the banks of the Los Angeles River in Studio City, is a hot topic of debate between Studio City residents and the…
  • Aug 27

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

    Tug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case
    Conflict between Simi Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla and those seeking public access to Martins Beach will make its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. Last week the state Senate approved Senate Bill 968 which, in essence, requires the State Land…
Rank this Week: 2072

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
  • Nov 16

    Making Persuasive Arguments: Using LEGAL MAXIMS In Family Law Case

    Making Persuasive Arguments: Using LEGAL MAXIMS In Family Law Case
    Legal Maxims: The More Human Puzzles Change, the More They Remain the Same! Author: Michael C. Peterson, Esq. Introduction This week's focus on the European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission dramatically reminds us that human beings are…
  • Nov 15

    Announcing The Enlightened Divorce Blog Roster of TOP CALIFORNIA FAMILY LAWYERS!

    Announcing The Enlightened Divorce Blog Roster of TOP CALIFORNIA FAMILY LAWYERS!
    Announcing The Enlightened Divorce Blog™ Roster of California's Top Family Law Attorneys! We are amazed and grateful that the Enlightened Divorce Blog™ is about to enter its sixth year as one of the top Internet sources of free…
  • Oct 26

    I've FIRED MY ATTORNEY But She Won't Release My FILES - What Should I do?

    I've FIRED MY ATTORNEY But She Won't Release My FILES - What Should I do?
    Q. I want to fire my divorce attorney. She claims I owe her money for legal services, but I don't feel I owe her because I was double billed for some items, and she is actually charging me 4 hours of time for supposedly writing the…
Rank this Week: 1843

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 13

    NBC News Confirms Nursing Homes Artificially Inflate Actual Nursing Levels Provided

    NBC News Confirms Nursing Homes Artificially Inflate Actual Nursing Levels Provided
    According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, there are a total of 16,100 nursing homes in America with approximately 1.5 million patients residing in these facilities. Due to the rapidly growing baby boomer generation, the…
  • Oct 29

    Vote Yes on Proposition 46

    Vote Yes on Proposition 46
    This November, there will be an important proposition on the ballot that all advocates of older adults should be aware of. The Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act, also known as Proposition 46, is a ballot initiative that will protect…
  • Oct 29

    How hospice care of a resident can affect family member

    How hospice care of a resident can affect family member
    End-of-life care and decisions are an emotional and stressful process for both the patient and surrounding family members. Death is part of life that everyone goes through, yet it remains a traumatic experience. Older adults face end-of-life…
Rank this Week: 1980

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Nov 10

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
Rank this Week: 1894

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

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

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)
    In Mejia v. Reed, 31 Cal. 4th 657 (2003), the California Supreme Court held that: 1) transfers of real property under a Marital Settlement Agreement ("MSA") may be fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act ("UFTA"); 2)…
  • Oct 7

    Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: What to do with Post-Petition Earnings?

    Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: What to do with Post-Petition Earnings?
    In a case of first impression, in In re Markosian, 506 B.R. 273 (9th Cir.BAP Cal) 2014 WL 956475, the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) held that an individual debtor's postpetition Chapter 11 earnings that are property of the…
  • Sep 16

    Chapter 13 Debtors Beware: Post Petition Inheritances in Chapter 13

    Chapter 13 Debtors Beware: Post Petition Inheritances in Chapter 13
    In In re Dale, 505 B.R. 8 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2014), the BAP held that for purposes of determining what constitutes property of the bankruptcy estate in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, §1306 of the Bankruptcy Code includes all property described…
Rank this Week: 1851

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1829

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage modification and short sales. By Nick Gebelt.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Oct 4

    Will The City Of Chicago File For Bankruptcy?

    Will The City Of Chicago File For Bankruptcy?
    My last post was motivated by an interesting article in the L.A. Times, written by Chris Megerian, Melody Petersen, and Dean Starkman, that discussed the recent ruling by Judge Christopher Klein, the judge in the Stockton, California Chapter…
  • Oct 3

    What Happens To Pensions In A Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?

    What Happens To Pensions In A Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?
    One chapter of the Bankruptcy Code that up until the last few years had not gotten much use is Chapter 9.  It is the chapter under which municipalities such as cities and counties file for bankruptcy protection. On October 13th, 2011, I…
  • Oct 2

    Liquidation Of An Asset In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Liquidation Of An Asset In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    I am regularly asked what happens when a Chapter 7 Trustee sells a debtor’s asset in a bankruptcy.  This post answers that question.   I.      Business Chapter 7   If a business files for Chapter 7…
Rank this Week: 2062

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Jun 26

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court
    The California Supreme Court is undergoing a few changes. Justice Joyce L. Kennard has retired and has not yet been replaced. And Justice Marvin R. Baxter is leaving at the end of the year. Much has already been written…
  • Apr 22

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?

    Contractual Attorney Fees in California: Which Statute Applies?
    A recurring theme in my recent Daily Journal publications has been the rough doctrinal fit between operation of Civil Code section 1717 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1021 and section 1032. Section 1717 has been…
  • Jan 8

    Contractual Attorney Fee Provisions: Words Matter

    Contractual Attorney Fee Provisions: Words Matter
    This blog entry provides an analytical metric for double-checking assumptions about application of Civil Code section 1717 and contractual attorney fee awards.  As the case law demonstrates, it is easy to…
Rank this Week: 2017

California Civil Litigation Blog

California Civil Litigation Blog

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

http://www.koller-law.com
  • Feb 28

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start

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

    The Target Breach: How the Financial Industry is Reacting

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

    The Ramifications of a Security Breach

    The Ramifications of a Security Breach
    New Study Finds that Two Thirds of U.S. Adults Would Not Return to a Business Where Their Personal Information was Stolen. From hackers to stolen laptops, security breaches have been on the rise.  While most businesses are aware of the…
Rank this Week: 2044

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

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

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

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development

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

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup

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

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud
    The Open Source Summit in Hong Kong last week demonstrates the power of the open source methodology and the OpenStack community. The Summit was the first OpenStack Foundation conference outside of the United States and attracted over 3,000…
Rank this Week: 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: 1968

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: 1882

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: 1955

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: 2001

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: 1949

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers disability and medical discrimination, employment claims, workplace discrimination, and workplace harassment. By the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg.

http://www.losangelesemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say
    It can feel like you’re being interrogated- your sat on a chair in front of one, or a row of people, who will give you question after question, judge your answers and make little notes while you talk. It’s a universal fact of life- nobody…
  • Aug 20

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?
    The battle of the sexes is an age old argument, but perhaps no issue gets either side more fired up than the question “Are women worse drivers than men?”  Women have gotten an unfair rap of being poor drivers, but who is it that is…
  • Aug 2

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer
    When it comes to finding the proper lawyer to fight your case, time might not be on your side. However it’s essential that you do take some time out to choose the right attorney and don’t be pushed into making any hasty choices. So how do…
Rank this Week: 2063

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Dec 19

    Chuck Todd On Cuba, Sony, And The Rumored Knife Fight For Donors Between Jeb Bush And Chris Christie

    Chuck Todd On Cuba, Sony, And The Rumored Knife Fight For Donors Between Jeb Bush And Chris Christie
    The moderator of Meet The Press always has insight, and does here in an interview with guest host, Ed Morrissey. The Audio: 12-19hhs-todd The Transcript: EM: Joining me on the line now, NBC News correspondent and Meet The Press host, Chuck…
  • Dec 18

    Robert C. O’Brien On The Fate Of Guantanamo Bay and What’s Next With Iran

    Robert C. O’Brien On The Fate Of Guantanamo Bay and What’s Next With Iran
    Hugh’s Arent Fox law partner was his guest to discuss the President’s move on Cuba, and how that portends to Guantanamo Bay’s future. The audio: 12-18hhs-obrien The transcript: HH: I’m joined now by my colleague and…
  • Dec 18

    “Red Kettle Rhymes” by Tarzana Joe and a “FMH” Update

    “Red Kettle Rhymes” by Tarzana Joe and a “FMH” Update
    Two things: First, our campaign to help the Salvation Army continues in full flood.  Tarzana Joe has leaked me tomorrow’s poem, available as all his verse is at TarzanaJoe.blogspot.com, but worth a sneak peak to prompt…
Rank this Week: 2260

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

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

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 2371

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    5 More Personal Injury Myths That You Should Ignore

    5 More Personal Injury Myths That You Should Ignore
    I previously wrote about 5 myths that would hurt your personal injury case. Those are not the only myths that can hurt you. Here are 5 more myths about a car accident case that can hurt you. Avoid falling for...
  • Dec 18

    5 Personal Injury Myths That You Should Ignore

    5 Personal Injury Myths That You Should Ignore
    Ignore these myths at your own peril. I found most of these by doing simple searches on Google. While I love Google, there are plenty of times when it leads you to websites that have nonsense on them. These myths...
  • Dec 17

    2 Concerns on Settling Your Personal Injury or Car Accident Case

    2 Concerns on Settling Your Personal Injury or Car Accident Case
    At some point, your case is going to settle. Well, maybe not. Most cases will settle. About 90% of cases settle before trial. About 95% of cases settle without the trial going forward. Some cases settle on the first day...
Rank this Week: 2197

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Small Talk Can Result in Big Benefit

    Small Talk Can Result in Big Benefit
    Small talk is not small or trivial. It’s a basic way to introduce ourselves to others, open lines of communication and can be a foundation upon which trust can be built. It’s a good way to start a negotiation or mediation session…
  • Dec 15

    Write It To Let Go Of It

    Write It To Let Go Of It
    There has been much discussed and written in mediation literature that one of the major benefits of mediation is the cathartic effect of telling a story to a neutral person.  Unfortunately, for some experiences the cathartic effect…
  • Dec 6

    Go With the Crowd, as Long as the Right People are in It

    Go With the Crowd, as Long as the Right People are in It
    Given the popularity of social media and the ease at which huge numbers of people can be contacted easily, there’s more news about the “wisdom of the crowd.” It’s thought that with enough people thinking about or…
Rank this Week: 2121

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Dec 19

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
Rank this Week: 2306

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Dec 19

    There’s Putting Up the Lights, and Then There’s Putting Up the Light

    There’s Putting Up the Lights, and Then There’s Putting Up the Light
    My wife has me put up the lights on our house during the holidays, but music teacher/director Tom BetGeorge of Newark, California not far from where…
  • Dec 15

    My Construction Law Wish List

    My Construction Law Wish List
      I’ve been good this year. Not great mind you, but good, and good is the standard, right? So, here’s my construction law wish list this…
  • Dec 11

    Heaven or Las Vega

    Heaven or Las Vega
    I was at the Construction SuperConference in Las Vegas this past week. It was good. Heard former Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, the self proclaimed “Transportation Mayor,”…
Rank this Week: 2102

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU
    A headline tells you that college students are now required to take a course relating to sexual crimes on campus. What would you think? For many of us, our thoughts would probably focus on how women can protect themselves against sexually…
  • Dec 11

    Race and crime in San Diego

    Race and crime in San Diego
    It should come as no surprise to our readers that, like most other areas in the country, black San Diegans shoulder a disproportionate share of both crime suspects and crime victims. We’re not offering a sociological analysis of the…
  • Dec 3

    Thanksgiving DUI Arrests in California Down from Last Year

    Thanksgiving DUI Arrests in California Down from Last Year
    Most of the news over the past couple of years regarding violent crimes has centered on the downward trend in major crimes. It’s not a perfect curve or straight line on a graph, but we have definitely been seeing declining numbers when…
Rank this Week: 2409

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Small Business Hardship Relief Act

    Small Business Hardship Relief Act
    While our state legislators here in California regulate businesses to a great extent, the federal government also passes laws that affect small businesses, especially those that do business in multiple states. Therefore, when you start a…
  • Dec 9

    Doing Business in California? You May Be Even if You Do Not Think You Are

    Doing Business in California? You May Be Even if You Do Not Think You Are
    For many of our clients, determining whether they do business in California is simple, because they either hold substantial real estate here or engage in the majority of their business dealings here. But whether or not your business is doing…
  • Dec 1

    New Law Changes Requirements for Notarial Acknowledgments, Proofs of Execution and Jurat

    New Law Changes Requirements for Notarial Acknowledgments, Proofs of Execution and Jurat
    The California Assembly has passed a law that will change the form and wording of certificates of acknowledgment, jurat and proof of execution. A jurat is the clause at the bottom of an affidavit that shows when, where, and before whom the…
Rank this Week: 2247

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Dec 16

    Medical Debt Wreaks Havoc on Consumers’ Credit Report

    Medical Debt Wreaks Havoc on Consumers’ Credit Report
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report that reveals that over 1 in 5 consumers, or 43 million, have black marks on their credit reports for medical debts, and that medical debts constitute over half of debt…
  • Dec 15

    Class Action Against Experian Involving Towing Debts is Approved

    Class Action Against Experian Involving Towing Debts is Approved
    Yesterday, Judge Wilken of the federal district court in Oakland gave final approval to settlement of Holman v Experian, Case No. 11-cv-0180 CW.  The case was based on the fact that Experian had impermissibly sold credit information to a…
  • Dec 4

    Consumer Reports on How Your Credit Report May Help or Hurt You

    Consumer Reports on How Your Credit Report May Help or Hurt You
    The January 2015 issue of Consumer Reports has an excellent article on credit reports. It is especially useful for any consumer who discovers a problem with his or her reports, but does not know how to begin to fix the problem. The…
Rank this Week: 2274

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Dec 15

    NEW LAWS FOR 2015

    NEW LAWS FOR 2015
    The following is a quick summary of the most significant changes in the law impacting California businesses. Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees – Effective July 15, 2015, employers doing business in California…
  • Oct 10

    Companies Will Be Responsible For Wages of Sub-Contractor

    Companies Will Be Responsible For Wages of Sub-Contractor
    Does your company use workers provided by other companies?  If so, your company may be liable for the other companies’ failure to pay wages or carry state-mandated workers’ compensation insurance. Governor Brown signed AB…
  • Oct 9

    DOL Delays Enforcement of Home Care Regulations, But Employees Are Still Entitled to Overtime

    DOL Delays Enforcement of Home Care Regulations, But Employees Are Still Entitled to Overtime
    Telling employers that the DOL is not going to enforce the regulations could lead employers to believe they are not required to comply with the regulations. This is simply not true. While the DOL may choose not to enforce the regulations,…
Rank this Week: 2252

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2414

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Can My Spouse Stop Our Divorce?

    Can My Spouse Stop Our Divorce?
    Can my spouse stop our divorce? After a petition for dissolution of marriage is filed, spouses may argue over many issues before the divorce is finally granted by the California family court. Issues that may cause contention include property…
  • Sep 5

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized
    Going through a divorce and settling all related issues can be trying. Most people want to put the marriage and legal issues behind them once the divorce is finalized. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Frequently, a former spouse…
  • Aug 7

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?
    Unmarried Couples? According to modern trends, more and more Californians are living together outside of marriage, whether for personal, financial, or other reasons. Even absent the traditional nuptials, however, such couples may, for all…
Rank this Week: 2250

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/
  • Dec 2

    Buckle Up For Safety

    Buckle Up For Safety
    The exploding airbag saga is not going away. We previously reported on this problem on October 21, 2014, in a post entitled "Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?" on this site. But now, Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp. appears to be defying…
  • Nov 29

    EPA Will Set New Clean Air Standard

    EPA Will Set New Clean Air Standard
    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced this week that the agency intends to issue new, stricter pollution standards in 2015. The Clean Air Act tasks the Environmental Protection Agency with the job of re-evaluating smog standards every…
  • Nov 19

    C.A.R.S. Targets CarMax for Sell of Unsafe Vehicle

    C.A.R.S. Targets CarMax for Sell of Unsafe Vehicle
    Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, known by the acronym C.A.R.S., has launched a campaign against the automotive megadealer CarMax, alleging that its used car lots engage in a widespread practice of reselling unsafe cars, some with…
Rank this Week: 2276

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit
    Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali in San Francisco said last week that he will allow a direct appeal to the Ninth Circuit from one of his rulings in the bankruptcy of Howrey LLP, skipping an intermediate appeal to the U.S. District Court.…
  • Nov 4

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale
    Editor’s note: this post originally appeared in Law360. Buying distressed assets is big business.  Many distressed assets are acquired through the seller’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.   In those instances, a buyer…
  • Sep 29

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation
    Shareholders of financially troubled S corporations may now be able to avoid the flow-through of taxes when the S corporation or its subsidiary files bankruptcy.  In In re Majestic Star Casino, LLC, 716 F.3d 736 (3rd Cir. 2013), the…
Rank this Week: 2305