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California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?
    As I’ve written about before, there is a thin and often elusive line between what is actionable defamation and what is non-actionable opinion. An example of a type of statement that often confounds lawyers is one that appears to be a…
  • Dec 4

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light
    Plaintiffs often make the mistake of alleging claims of false light on behalf of corporations. This often occurs when the case also involves individual plaintiffs, particularly in the context of internet defamation. It springs from a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1199

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/
  • Aug 1

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute
    Q: The Seller terminated the contract and delivered a Cancellation of Contract, Release of Deposit and Joint Escrow Instructions (“CC”) to the Buyer, providing that the earnest money deposit (EMD) be released to the Seller. …
  • Aug 1

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute
    Q: The Seller terminated the contract and delivered a Cancellation of Contract, Release of Deposit and Joint Escrow Instructions (“CC”) to the Buyer, providing that the earnest money deposit (EMD) be released to the Seller. …
  • Jul 8

    Kristina Reed Named As A Northern California Super Lawyer for the 5th Year In A Row

    Kristina Reed Named As A Northern California Super Lawyer for the 5th Year In A Row
    Kristina Michelle Reed has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers list for the 5th year in a row. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a rating…
Rank this Week: 1594

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

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

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

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

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

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

    California Sick Law Law Explained

    California Sick Law Law Explained
    The laws regarding sick leave law in California can be confusing and are complex. However the following is a summary of the law as of June 15, 2016. Please note that local city governments can establish their own ordinances regarding sick…
Rank this Week: 1338

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

Explains key employment laws that every employee in California should know. By Branigan Robertson.

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Jun 17

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic
    Defamation. Slander. Libel. These terms are used so often nowadays that children are familiar with them. How does defamation of character factor into employment law? Employees often feel like they’ve been defamed. But if these phrases…
  • Jun 17

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic
    Defamation. Slander. Libel. These terms are used so often nowadays that children are familiar with them. How does defamation of character factor into employment law? Employees often feel like they’ve been defamed. But if these phrases…
  • Jun 2

    Evening the Playing Field: CA’s New Fair Pay Act

    Evening the Playing Field: CA’s New Fair Pay Act
    The lack of wage equality amongst genders has been well-documented for some time and, as you may have noticed, has become a staple of candidates’ speeches in election years. And rightly so, for even in 2013 women earned 84 cents…
Rank this Week: 1315

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 9

    Three paths forward for the GOP

    Three paths forward for the GOP
    In early 2015 I scheduled our annual listener cruise for the first two weeks of May 2016. I assumed the GOP nomination process would be over by then. When the pre-primary debate season seemed to point to an open convention, I told myself I…
  • May 9

    Discovering The Real Bad Guy

    Discovering The Real Bad Guy
    Is it just me, or do you miss a good bad guy in movies these days?  I first noticed in last year’s James Bond blockbuster “Spectre.”  Suddenly all those times 007 saved the world were reduced to a beef between…
  • May 8

    Offered Without Comment…

    Offered Without Comment…
    …this Sunday morning.  At the Last Supper – Luke: 22:24-26 A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.  But he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over…
Rank this Week: 1409

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 1214

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
Rank this Week: 1227

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

https://www.justice-firm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1559

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    How Do I Refer...? III. Someone Who Isn’t Separated, and Hasn’t Reached a Decision About Ending Their Marriage?

    How Do I Refer...? III. Someone Who Isn’t Separated, and Hasn’t Reached a Decision About Ending Their Marriage?
    Counseling a client who is contemplating separation or divorce, or even “maybe thinking” about one, is among the most sensitive tasks family law attorneys face, and it draws as much on our counseling skill-set as it does on our…
  • Sep 10

    How Do I Refer...? II. A Client With Alcohol/Drug/Significant Mental Health Issues?

    How Do I Refer...? II. A Client With Alcohol/Drug/Significant Mental Health Issues?
    Mental illness, drugs and alcohol.  They are the fodder of the divorce tabloids, and a source of anxiety for clients with family law issues who also are struggling with these problems.  Family law clients, particularly parents,  fear a…
  • Aug 17

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent
    Ten Posts directed to trusted advisors, addressing issues of referring "clients with issues", to whom G.S.L.O. can provide ingenuity and practicality in advice and assistance:    I of X: HOW DO I REFER A PARENT WHO WANTS TO…
Rank this Week: 1619

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Sep 21

    Watched a Dope Sale

    Watched a Dope Sale
    My nightmare actually began March 2005 when I moved in with boyfriend of 6 months at the age of 34.  I didn’t know him like I thought, he was involved in drugs. I knew of his use, but did not […] The post Watched a Dope Sale…
  • Sep 21

    Stupid Kid

    Stupid Kid
    My first wife and I got married in the early 60’s and thought that $100.00 a week, with her still in high school was a lot of money.  It was ok, but not the lifestyle she wanted.  Over the years, […] The post Stupid Kid…
  • Sep 21

    Snowmobiles and duck stamp

    Snowmobiles and duck stamp
    I had two misdemeanors when I was young. Both tickets were issued by the DNR. One for crossing a road on a snowmobile to get to the snowmobile trails and one for not signing a duck stamp (I purchased one, just forgot […] The…
Rank this Week: 1281

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

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

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving

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

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce

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

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
Rank this Week: 1521

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution
    On June 19, two Swiss banks agreed to pay penalties totaling nearly $6 million in order to avoid prosecution under the Department of Justice’s program which requires Swiss firms to disclose how they helped their American clients avoid…
  • Jul 7

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund
    On June 19, Enrique Free Pacheco filed his third complaint for a refund of taxes withheld from the winnings he earned by playing the slots in Las Vegas. This complaint is Pacheco’s third, following lawsuits filed in the US Court of…
  • Jun 18

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
Rank this Week: 1314

The May Firm Blog

The May Firm Blog

Covers issues related to personal injury cases.

http://www.mayfirm.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Personal Injury: Loss Of Enjoyment Of Life

    Personal Injury: Loss Of Enjoyment Of Life
    The legal lingo used during a personal injury lawsuit confuses many people. Even when you know the vernacular meaning of a term, you may not fully understand what that same term means in a legal setting. A personal injury term that often…
  • May 18

    Automobile Accidents: The Most Common Type Of Personal Injury Case

    Automobile Accidents: The Most Common Type Of Personal Injury Case
    It has been an American tradition for decades. Teenagers impatiently counting down the days until they can get their first driver’s license! Driving gives a young person a sense of freedom and excitement. Even as adults, a leisurely…
  • May 16

    What To Expect From a Personal Injury Settlement

    What To Expect From a Personal Injury Settlement
    What Is a ? A personal injury settlement is reached when the plaintiff agrees in writing to permanently drop their legal case against the defendant in exchange for financial compensation from the defendant, the terms of which are also spelled…
Rank this Week: 1388

Riverside County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Riverside County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Bankruptcy, foreclosure, law suits and settlements. Published By The Law Office of Christopher Hewitt

http://www.riversidecountybankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Overpayment of Unemployment and Bankruptcy EDD and Bankrputcy

    Overpayment of Unemployment and Bankruptcy EDD and Bankrputcy
    You can put overpayments of EDD or Unemployment in to a chapter 7 bankruptcy and discharge the debt. EDD overpayments happen when people are collecting unemployment when possibly working or other issues that allow the EDD to come after you.…
  • Feb 15

    HOA's Bankruptcy Past due Payments Foreclosure

    HOA's Bankruptcy Past due Payments Foreclosure
    I have been seeing more and more people with HOA issues. HOA's can foreclose against a property. HOA attorney's like Fiore Racobs and Power do exclusive HOA work and rack up very large attorney fees on behalf of HOA's when people are in…
  • Feb 15

    Overpayment of Unemployment and Bankruptcy EDD and Bankrputcy

    Overpayment of Unemployment and Bankruptcy EDD and Bankrputcy
    You can put overpayments of EDD or Unemployment in to a chapter 7 bankruptcy and discharge the debt. EDD overpayments happen when people are collecting unemployment when possibly working or other issues that allow the EDD to come after you.…
Rank this Week: 1503

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1373

Patricia Van Haren, Attorney At…

Patricia Van Haren, Attorney At Law

Addresses many questions and issues that people may encounter while going through their family law case.

http://pcvlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 24

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?
    No one likes spending their weekends filled with AYSO [All Your Saturdays Occupied – as I used to call it when my kids were young], dance classes, birthday parties, and running around like a chauffer, but for most of us, this is how we…
  • Feb 24

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?
    No one likes spending their weekends filled with AYSO [All Your Saturdays Occupied – as I used to call it when my kids were young], dance classes, birthday parties, and running around like a chauffer, but for most of us, this is how we…
  • Oct 17

    What Makes a Parent? More on Paternity and Parental Right

    What Makes a Parent? More on Paternity and Parental Right
    Once upon a time life was simple, people got married, had children and raised the children together until the kids went away to school.  Now the average American family looks much different. There are families which have one parent (either a…
Rank this Week: 1379

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Who Is Your Lawyer?

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

http://whoisyourlawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Unhelpful Trademark

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

    Collaboration Blue

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

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use
    This Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use appeared first on Who Is Your Lawyer?Given that Wilson is time-travelling back to 1920s Paris at the time he makes the statement, it’s more a reflection of his actual condition (i.e., the past is…
Rank this Week: 1255

Steigerwalt Law Firm Blog

Steigerwalt Law Firm Blog

Covers DUI.

http://www.sdcountydui.com/blog
  • Aug 21

    Pacific Beach DUI checkpoint nets 14 arrest

    Pacific Beach DUI checkpoint nets 14 arrest
     On August 16, 2013 the San Diego Police Department conducted a DUI checkpoint in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach. The checkpoint was made possible by a California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) “DUI Mini…
  • Jul 17

    San Diego DUI lawyer discussing Police Increasing DUI Enforcement Near Del Mar Race

    San Diego DUI lawyer discussing Police Increasing DUI Enforcement Near Del Mar Race
    Police will be looking for impaired drivers in Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and San Diego starting at 4 p.m., Wednesday.  Police are amping up DUI enforcement around the Del Mar racetrack for Opening Day on Wednesday.  "If you…
  • Jul 12

    San Diego DUI lawyers discussing Teen driver in custody following police chase, DUI crash

    San Diego DUI lawyers discussing Teen driver in custody following police chase, DUI crash
     The California Highway Patrol reports that a 17-year-old is under arrest, suspected of DUI in a high-speed chase and crash.  An SUV full of teens was spotted driving recklessly on eastbound Interstate 8 around 2:00 a.m. Thursday in…
Rank this Week: 1546

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer…

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal laws and cases on DUI, theft and drug cases. By Kann Law Office.

http://www.losangelescountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI
    A local junior high school principal admitted that she had "made a mistake" and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The 57-year-old woman, a Canyon Country resident and principal…
  • Aug 6

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge
    A 28-year-old sheriff's deputy has been arrested and is facing charges for soliciting bribes and rape in connection with crimes he allegedly committed while on duty. The seven-year veteran, who is a resident of Valencia, was working at the…
  • Jul 16

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again
    A Canyon Country resident who was arrested last year and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon may finally get his day in court. He was accused of stabbing a man in a Canyon Country home in February 2012. It's been a…
Rank this Week: 1271

Lawyer On A Leash Blog

Lawyer On A Leash Blog

Covers how to hire and work with a lawyer. By Gideon Grunfeld.

http://lawyeronaleash.com/loal-blog/
  • Jul 21

    How Important Is A Lawyer’s Computer Skills?

    How Important Is A Lawyer’s Computer Skills?
    When lawyers charge by the hour, it is natural to question how much of their time is wasted because they aren’t proficient at using software such as Word and Excel. D. Casey Flaherty, who works as a lawyer in the Law Department of Kia…
  • Jul 7

    Marketing Advice Lawyers Receive

    Marketing Advice Lawyers Receive
    The American Bar Association Journal on July 1 published an article entitled, “50 simple ways you can market your practice.” It is directed to lawyers and contains such gems as: 17.) People sometimes need to be convinced that…
  • Jun 24

    Getting Your Lawyer To Estimate Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Litigation

    Getting Your Lawyer To Estimate Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Litigation
    “I don’t know what this lawsuit will cost because there are so many factors involved, and I don’t control many of them.” Can’t tell you how many times I have heard experienced litigators voice this sentiment when…
Rank this Week: 1193

Civil Negotiation and Mediation…

Civil Negotiation and Mediation Blog

Covers divorce and mediation. By Nancy E. Hudgins.

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

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children

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

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

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

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due
    I conducted a divorce mediation recently where the parties have been separated for many years but now have started the divorce process by coming to mediation.  They have been co-parenting their children during the separation.  We have…
Rank this Week: 1403

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 1189

California Truck Accident Attorney…

California Truck Accident Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    Two Truck Drivers Injured in Collision on Interstate 10

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

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Dump Truck in Berkeley

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Dump Truck in Berkeley
    ALAMEDA COUNTY - A tragic accident occurred yesterday afternoon in the city of Berkeley involving a bicyclist and a dump truck. The bicyclist, identified as a 65-year-old Shlomo Bentin, was found lying on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street at…
Rank this Week: 1533

California Divorce and Family Law

California Divorce and Family Law

Covers celebrity marriages, child custody, child support, divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, remarriage and taxes. By Jeffrey Lalloway.

http://oc-divorce.typepad.com/california_divorce_and_fa/
  • Aug 7

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga
    Divorce, even at its most amicable, can cause an enormous amount of stress, anger, worry, confusion, and resentment. People often struggle to find ways to overcome the negative feelings that face them. However, in a recent study conducted by…
  • Aug 7

    'Gray Divorces' rising

    'Gray Divorces' rising
    More Baby Boomers couples in Fairfax County are calling it quits. A recent study by an area law firm shows residents older than 55 are divorcing at increasingly high rates. Calling the county "the divorce capital of Virginia," the Arlington…
  • Aug 6

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce
    Stevie Wonder, 62, is ending his 11-year marriage to fashion designer Kai Millard Morris. According to a report at www.tmz.com, the Saginaw-born Wonder filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court using his legal name: Stevland…
Rank this Week: 1433

Nation of Immigrants

Nation of Immigrants

Covers immigration news, laws and policies. By Carl Shusterman.

http://shusterman.typepad.com/nation-of-immigrants/
  • Feb 23

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut
    The word “astronaut” is derived from the Greek word meaning “space sailor” and refers specifically to members of the United States’ space program, NASA. “Space sailors” in other parts of the world have different names, such as…
  • Feb 22

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion
    After 9 months of labor, our new website was born on February 17th. I hope that you will agree that after 16 years of being a content-rich, but a rather ugly-looking site, the new site is considerably better looking. I also hope that the site…
  • Feb 14

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Rank this Week: 1248

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

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

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Tax-Exemption and Public Policy – Bob Jones University

    Tax-Exemption and Public Policy – Bob Jones University
    Bob Jones University v. United States, 461 U.S. 574 (1983), is a landmark case in which the United States Supreme Court held that the IRS had the authority to revoke the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status of Bob Jones University…
  • Feb 17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/17/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/17/17
    The past week was marked by the resignation of President Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn under the cloud of highly suspicious and likely unlawful communications, as a private citizen, with the Russians regarding U.S.…
  • Feb 16

    Converting a For-Profit into a Nonprofit

    Converting a For-Profit into a Nonprofit
    Increasingly, for-profit corporations are expanding their goals beyond profit-maximization and pursuing social or charitable goals. For owners of some of these corporations whose sole focus becomes a charitable purpose, conversion into a…
Rank this Week: 2039

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Feb 19

    Strategy to overcome patentable subject matter rejection

    Strategy to overcome patentable subject matter rejection
    Brief history of patentable subject matter rejections Ever since Alice/Mayo, a number of decisions have been rendered regarding patentable subject matter or 35 USC 101.  In other words, whether a claim in a patent or patent…
  • Feb 9

    Active inducement of infringement in physician patient relationship

    Active inducement of infringement in physician patient relationship
    Background In Eli Lilly v. Teva (Fed. Cir. 2017), the patent owner (Eli Lilly) sued Teva under a theory of active inducement of infringement.  In particular, the patent owner asserted that Teva induced others to infringe Eli…
  • Jan 19

    Broadest reasonable interpretation of claim terms cannot be illogical

    Broadest reasonable interpretation of claim terms cannot be illogical
    Basic facts In D’Agostino v. MasterCard International (Fed. Cir. 2017), the limits of what is the broadest reasonable interpretation of a claim limitation is explored.  In this case, if the interpretation is illogical based on the…
Rank this Week: 2651

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Feb 19

    Making Retirement Saving More Expensive

    Making Retirement Saving More Expensive
    Congress has taken the first step to bar states from sponsoring inexpensive retirement plans for employees. In the name of cutting regulation, H.J. Res. 66 repeals a regulation allowing states to promote retirement savings with plans of their…
  • Feb 17

    Can A Trust Protect You In Bankruptcy?

    Can A Trust Protect You In Bankruptcy?
    Can a trust protect your assets from loss? According to the lawyer advertising and the self-help books, everyone needs a revocable trust. The asset protection industry loves irrevocable trusts to get assets out of your name so your…
  • Feb 14

    How Will Bankruptcy Filers Retire?

    How Will Bankruptcy Filers Retire?
      Contributions to 401(k) retirement  plans during a Chapter 13 are not forbidden, as claimed by a colleague. He paints with far too broad a brush. A better reading of the Parks decision by the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate…
Rank this Week: 1916

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Feb 17

    Worker’s Medical Marijuana To Be Covered By Worker’s Compensation Insurance

    Worker’s Medical Marijuana To Be Covered By Worker’s Compensation Insurance
    A December 2016 decision reached by an Administrative Law Judge in New Jersey may have implications for employers in other states where medical marijuana is legal. With the current trend toward legalization of marijuana, it’s only…
  • Feb 9

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit
    U.S. District Judge Susan Illston has ruled that Walmart truck drivers are not entitled to an additional $80 million in a class action lawsuit settlement. The complaint was filed in 2008 with hundreds of California truck drivers claiming that…
  • Feb 3

    California Student Forced to Urinate in Bucket Awarded $1.25 Million By Jury

    California Student Forced to Urinate in Bucket Awarded $1.25 Million By Jury
    A former student in San Diego has been awarded more than $1.25 million stemming from an incident in which she was forced to relieve herself in a bucket. Back in 2012, the 14 year-old student was in a 25-minute advisory class at Patrick Henry…
Rank this Week: 2182

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Feb 17

    FAA Turns Over Increasing Inspection Authority to Manufacturer

    FAA Turns Over Increasing Inspection Authority to Manufacturer
    Four years ago, the NTSB questioned whether manufactures like Boeing should be allowed to self-certify that their aircraft designs meet FAA requirements.  The NTSB suggested that “self-certification” may have contributed to…
  • Nov 4

    Bogus Airplane Parts and a Cessna 182 Crash

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

    Miracle on the Hudson Immersive Video

    Miracle on the Hudson Immersive Video
    It was seven years ago that Kas Osterbuhr put together a nearly courtroom-ready reconstruction animation of Flight 1549. At the time, there really was nothing else like it. With the movie coming out, Kas went back and updated his work.…
Rank this Week: 1745

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/
  • Feb 17

    Defective IKEA Beach Chair Could Pose Injury Risk to San Diego Resident

    Defective IKEA Beach Chair Could Pose Injury Risk to San Diego Resident
    Did you recently purchase a beach chair at the IKEA store in San Diego on Fenton Parkway? While IKEA can be a great option for purchasing reasonably priced furniture, a recent report from the Newport Beach Patch indicates that the U.S.…
  • Feb 10

    Drowsy Driving in Carlsbad May Be as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

    Drowsy Driving in Carlsbad May Be as Dangerous as Drunk Driving
    What should Carlsbad drivers know about drowsy driving? It is extremely dangerous, and it may result in impaired driving car accidents that are similar to those involving alcohol. According to a recent study from the AAA Foundation for…
  • Jan 31

    Mouth Guard Helps Researchers to Assess Sports-Related Concussion

    Mouth Guard Helps Researchers to Assess Sports-Related Concussion
    a newly developed mouth guard with motion sensors may help to clarify the process of sustaining a concussion.
Rank this Week: 2043

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • Feb 16

    Anaheim Man Threatens ‘Suicide by Cop’ gets Arrested for Domestic Violence

    Anaheim Man Threatens ‘Suicide by Cop’ gets Arrested for Domestic Violence
    Anaheim police Sgt. Darin Wyatt said that the police were called to the Friendly Village mobile home park on La Palma Ave. after a report of domestic violence. But, before the police had arrived, the suspect, a man in his 30’s, fled…
  • Feb 15

    Aspiring Professional Poker Player gets Dealt 8 Years in Prison for Robbing Casino Customer

    Aspiring Professional Poker Player gets Dealt 8 Years in Prison for Robbing Casino Customer
    A Paramount man was convicted, on October 31, of four counts of second degree robbery and one count of attempted second degree robbery after he followed home customers from local casinos and robbed them. According to Deputy District Attorney…
  • Feb 10

    Orange County Sex Offender Gets Caught with His Pants Down

    Orange County Sex Offender Gets Caught with His Pants Down
    According to investigators, 37 year old Stephen Garcia flashed Orange County female bus riders. Garcia, who has a lengthy record dating back a decade of indecent exposure cases, pled guilty on Tuesday to two felony counts of indecent exposure…
Rank this Week: 2221

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Feb 15

    KEEP BUGGING! THIS TIME WITH POSTCARDS

    KEEP BUGGING! THIS TIME WITH POSTCARDS
      I came across Diane Feinstein’s request that we all send Postcards to the White House on March 15, 2017. SO LET’S DO IT! The site with the instructions…
  • Jan 31

    OMG, I’M OLD ENOUGH TO BE GEORGE CLOONEY’S MOTHER!

    OMG, I’M OLD ENOUGH TO BE GEORGE CLOONEY’S MOTHER!
    WHEN YOU GET TO THIS TIME IN LIFE, YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO TAKE ACTION. As promised, almost every week at least for awhile, I will be posting an action you can take to assert your resistance to Donald Trump.…
  • Jan 24

    OK, I’M BACK AND BRACED FOR A LONG FIGHT

    OK, I’M BACK AND BRACED FOR A LONG FIGHT
    were you there?   This is only the beginning of four years of doing everything we can to uphold the Constitution and our civil rights and more important, save our children’s future! I have, for the past few years, made this blog…
Rank this Week: 1919

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

Covers personal injury and the firm's involvement in the Bakersfield and Kern County community. By the Chain | Cohn | Stiles law firm.

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
Rank this Week: 2015

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1770

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2227

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    The Show Must Go On: Pageant Left High and Dry After Contractor Goes Belly Up

    The Show Must Go On: Pageant Left High and Dry After Contractor Goes Belly Up
    Those of us running businesses have a supporting cast, whether they’re contractors, suppliers, funders, banks, attorneys or employees. If a trusted cast member disappears at a critical time what do you do? Susan Jeske found herself in…
  • Feb 7

    Trademark Infringement Case Turns on Search Terms, Confusing Ads and Fruit

    Trademark Infringement Case Turns on Search Terms, Confusing Ads and Fruit
    A recent federal court decision from Connecticut has laid down some potentially new rules when it comes to trademarks and internet marketing. The lawsuit pits two competing companies and a dispute as to whether marketing practices of one…
  • Feb 6

    Trademark Infringement Case Turns on Search Terms, Confusing Ads and Fruit

    Trademark Infringement Case Turns on Search Terms, Confusing Ads and Fruit
    A recent federal court decision from Connecticut has laid down some potentially new rules when it comes to trademarks and internet marketing. The lawsuit pits two competing companies and a dispute as to whether marketing practices of one…
Rank this Week: 1931

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2578

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof
    In the United States, a trademark owner must use their mark in commerce to maintain a federal trademark registration. This requirement is different from many other countries which do not require use of the mark to maintain registration.…
  • Jan 5

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade
    In Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., 2016 ONSC 7201 (November 18, 2016), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Mars Canada Inc (“Mars”) summary judgment. Mars the well-known maker of inter alia, candy…
  • Jan 4

    U.S. Trademark fees increase on January 14

    U.S. Trademark fees increase on January 14
    On January 14, 2017, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will implement a number of fee increases for trademark applications and other trademark filings. A full schedule of the fee changes is available on the USPTO’s website.…
Rank this Week: 1689

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
  • Jan 23

    Alternative Fact

    Alternative Fact
    When Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” on Sunday to describe Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s counter-portrayal of the size of President Trump’s inauguration crowds, her comments were greeted derisively…
  • Dec 14

    CLA presentation

    CLA presentation
    I was asked to do a presentation for California Lawyers for the Arts, which I have titled “Dispute Resolution In and Out of Court.” Essentially I’m going to try to convey everything I know about the various forms of conflict…
Rank this Week: 1668

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Feb 6

    Consumer Review Protection Now Part of Federal Law

    Consumer Review Protection Now Part of Federal Law
    Consumer review protection now is part of federal law. Specifically, in December 2016, Congress passed, and then-President Obama signed, the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, 15 USC Section 45b. Interestingly, this law has some…
  • Dec 23

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why
    This post is about a legal concept, constructive notice. Its origin is a Quora answer that I provided. Please see If nobody reads the Terms of Service then how can they legally be acceptable as a disclaimer? Requiring that Terms Be…
  • Nov 21

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?
    I am writing this post about calculating one’s share ownership percentage because of an email exchange I had on behalf of a client. We had formed a Delaware corporation with 10 million authorized shares. Of the authorized shares, 8…
Rank this Week: 2540

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 6

    Please Join Us At The Potluck Conference (February 20-21st) in Los Angele

    Please Join Us At The Potluck Conference (February 20-21st) in Los Angele
    Attention hospitality professionals.  Come join me and Sahara Pynes at the Potluck Conference on February 20-21st at the Hudson Loft in downtown Los Angeles. This new conference is for professionals in the evolving hospitality industry,…
  • Jan 27

    Employer’s Guide to Doing Business In California – Newly Updated

    Employer’s Guide to Doing Business In California – Newly Updated
    We recently updated a 15-page Employer’s Guide to Doing Business In California. The guide provides clear summaries of California’s unique requirements for meal and rest periods, the Fair Pay Act, paychecks and wage…
  • Jan 23

    Beyond Politics — Lessons of Inclusion Relevant to All California Employer

    Beyond Politics — Lessons of Inclusion Relevant to All California Employer
    No matter which part of the political spectrum you might find yourself on, whether it be the far left, the alt right, or somewhere in between, this past weekend certainly provides some food for thought applicable to California employers. The…
Rank this Week: 2151

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Make Sure Your Lawyer Knows the Law Controlling the “Standard of Review!”

    Make Sure Your Lawyer Knows the Law Controlling the “Standard of Review!”
    Many of the “rules” governing ERISA claims are not contained in the statute itself, but rather are the result of judicial decisions interpreting ERISA. In the landmark case of Firestone v. Bruch, 489 U.S. 101 (1989), the U.S.…
  • Jan 23

    What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?

    What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?
    Donald Trump has just been sworn into office as this country’s 45th president, and Barack Obama is a private citizen once again. Now that Obama is gone, will his signature legislative achievement follow close behind him? If…
  • Jan 20

    The pitfalls of doing your own appeal without talking to an attorney first.

    The pitfalls of doing your own appeal without talking to an attorney first.
    Why pass on free personalized advice? One of the people who contacted us this week was a woman who had her Long Term Disability benefits terminated by Standard Insurance Company after Standard had paid her those benefits for many…
Rank this Week: 1999

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.pashalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1911

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 2432