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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

    Test Post

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Rank this Week: 1335

Johnny California

Johnny California

Analysis, explanation of of California law, government, and politics (with a special focus on the epic mess known as the California ballot proposition system).

http://johnnycalifornia.com/
Rank this Week: 1567

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 1280

Dress Warm

Dress Warm

Covers criminal law. By Keith J. Bruno.

http://dresswarm.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    But Who Was The Better Singer??

    But Who Was The Better Singer??
    MAN FACES TRIAL FOR STABBING AND MURDERING ACQUAINTANCE IN PARK AFTER DISPUTE OVER WHO WAS A BETTER SINGER*Co-defendant has pleaded guilty in this case and is expected to testify in the trial
  • Jun 9

    More Cop Trouble, Jurors (who automatically believe the cops)

    More Cop Trouble, Jurors (who automatically believe the cops)
    June 9, 2010Case # TBAOCSD DEPUTY CHARGED WITH INJURING 78-YEAR-OLD IN CRASH WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS*Defendant is also charged with using fake cocaine to buy prescription drugs in an unrelated case
  • Jun 8

    Truly Tragic..

    Truly Tragic..
    DRIVER UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FACES TRIAL FOR CRASHING INTO AND MURDERING MOM WHO WAS RIDING BIKE WITH SON
Rank this Week: 1450

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

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

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

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

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

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

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1237

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    New GOP Bill Would Make it Virtually Impossible to Sue the Police

    New GOP Bill Would Make it Virtually Impossible to Sue the Police
    Republicans in the House and Senate recently introduced two companion bills they are calling the Back the Blue Act of 2017, to keep up with the Trump Administration’s rhetoric of “law and order.”
  • Jul 19

    California Lawmakers Consider Bill that Ends Lifetime Registration for Certain Sex Offender

    California Lawmakers Consider Bill that Ends Lifetime Registration for Certain Sex Offender
    In Alameda county, California lawmakers are considering a contentious bill that would end lifetime registration for certain sex offenders. The lawmaker who introduced the bill, Nancy O’Malley, and the District Attorney of Alameda…
  • Jul 14

    Big Changes Recommended for California’s Traffic Court

    Big Changes Recommended for California’s Traffic Court
    According to California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the over four million traffic tickets handed out to the state’s drivers each year should no longer be criminal charges. If other lawmakers agree with her,…
Rank this Week: 2209

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jul 25

    The Importance Of Witness Statements In Winning An Employment Case

    The Importance Of Witness Statements In Winning An Employment Case
    The importance of witnesses and witness statements in an employment or a wrongful termination case cannot be overstated. Even one witness can make a difference between having a no case and having a case, and between having a weaker case and…
  • Jun 24

    Broad California Anti-Retaliation Laws Allow A Claim Against “Any Person”

    Broad California Anti-Retaliation Laws Allow A Claim Against “Any Person”
    Unlike many other claims that can only be brought against employers or individual employees, California anti-retaliation laws extend much further. In many cases, a retaliation case can be made in many cases against “any person”.…
  • Jun 4

    How To Present Your Wrongful Termination Case To A Lawyer

    How To Present Your Wrongful Termination Case To A Lawyer
    Here are my top three tips on presenting your potential employment case or wrongful termination case to a lawyer: I. Be able to explain the basics of your case in just a few sentences to capture a lawyers attention right away. For instance…
Rank this Week: 1734

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Jul 25

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Are hotels still the darling of EB-5 financing?

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Are hotels still the darling of EB-5 financing?
      25 July 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  The article below was updated in July 2017 based upon an earlier version which appeared on HotelLawBlog.com. The EB-5 immigrant investor visa program has provided…
  • Jul 20

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5
      20 July 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  The article below is updated as of July 2017. It first appeared on HotelLawBlog.com on 8 May 2017.   EB-5 generates billions of dollars of affordable…
  • Jul 20

    Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5

    Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5
    20 July 2017 EB-5 generates billions of dollars of affordable construction financing for developments located in the United States that create new jobs for US citizens. JMBM’s EB-5 financing group has closed more than $1.5 billion of…
Rank this Week: 1633

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Injured horseback rider denied recovery due to assumption of the risk

    Injured horseback rider denied recovery due to assumption of the risk
    Sports and recreational activity participants may be barred from recovering damages following injury accidents during those activities if what occurred was an inherent risk associated with that sport or activity. When people choose to engage…
  • Jun 23

    $10.7M Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Jury Verdict

    $10.7M Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Jury Verdict
    People who are injured in accidents and who are already are injured may be able to recover damages for the aggravation of their preexisting conditions or injuries. In M.C. v. Victor Matthews, Los Angeles Superior Court case number BC557692,…
  • May 18

    California Care Facility Liable for Sex Among Special Needs Children

    California Care Facility Liable for Sex Among Special Needs Children
    In California, residential care facilities owe a duty of care to their residents. In some cases, that duty extends to when the residents are off of the facility’s campus, depending on the circumstances. In Doe v. FamiliesFirst Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 2377

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/
  • Jul 25

    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP hosts CIPO Consultations on Trademark Regulation

    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP hosts CIPO Consultations on Trademark Regulation
    From June 19 to July 21, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) held public consultations on proposed amendments to the Trademark Regulations. The amendments, part of the modernization of Canada’s…
  • Jul 11

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained
    The Full Federal Court has made it clear that, in an action for unjustified threats, a party is entitled only to damage sustained as a result of the unjustified threats under section 128 of the Patents Act 1990 (the Act), and not damage…
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
Rank this Week: 1922

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jul 25

    No Foreclosure If Loan Modification In Proce

    No Foreclosure If Loan Modification In Proce
      The cruelest trick played on homeowners trying to modify their mortgage was dual tracking. One side of the bank assured the borrower that their loan modification application was being considered and they didn’t need to worry. All…
  • Jul 21

    Does THIS Violate My Bankruptcy Discharge?

    Does THIS Violate My Bankruptcy Discharge?
    The bankruptcy discharge is the goal of bankruptcy. Having been through the financial wringer, debtors hope for a tranquil and prosperous life after bankruptcy. Then, life intervenes. A debt buyer calls demanding payment Discharged debt…
  • Jul 18

    10 Top Tricks Of The Lending Industry

    10 Top Tricks Of The Lending Industry
      The tricks of the lending trade are limited only by the imagination of the lender. And they’re all conceived with one end in mind — big profits, not helping you. And, unlike Pinocchio’s ever-growing nose,  the…
Rank this Week: 1975

(619) Divorce Blog

(619) Divorce Blog

Divorce and Family Law topics related to San Diego, CA.

http://619divorce.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    To Divorce or Not To Divorce: A Health Care Dilemma

    To Divorce or Not To Divorce: A Health Care Dilemma
    As the future of health care hangs in limbo, so do many couples’ marriages. For couples across the nation, the determination to repeal and replace health care will have far reaching influence on whether or not they should stay married…
  • Jul 17

    When Celebs Call Off Divorce

    When Celebs Call Off Divorce
    For many, the decision to get divorced is not made lightly. Therefore, it’s not uncommon for people to say they’re getting divorced, and then decide to stay together. This is also very true for many celebrity couples. While…
  • Jul 13

    Is Cheating Responsible for Gray Divorce?

    Is Cheating Responsible for Gray Divorce?
    According to a recent Pew Research Center analysis gray divorces, those that take place in marriages where people are over the age of 50, have doubled since 1990. And another recent study by The Institute for Family Studies, reveals…
Rank this Week: 2112

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Immigrating a Foreign Fiance to the United State

    Immigrating a Foreign Fiance to the United State
    In this video attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick explains the process of immigrating a foreign fiance to the United States. For more information just keep on watching. What are the requirements to apply for a K-1 fiance visa? You must be able to…
  • Jul 17

    Tour Our Office with Attorney Jacob Sapochnick

    Tour Our Office with Attorney Jacob Sapochnick
    Live outside our office building with a few fun facts you should know…. Posted by San Diego Immigration Lawyer, Jacob J. Sapochnick on Sunday, August 23, 2015 In this video Attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick takes you on a tour of our law…
  • Jul 5

    E Visa Options for Israeli Entrepreneur

    E Visa Options for Israeli Entrepreneur
    In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses the status of the E-2 visa program for the country of Israel, as well as different E visa options for Israeli entrepreneurs. For a free first time consultation please contact our office. Our…
Rank this Week: 2291

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 1957

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 24

    Go Fish: Discovery in PAGA Actions Just Got Easier

    Go Fish: Discovery in PAGA Actions Just Got Easier
    Guest post by Charlie Nelson Keever: Brace yourself.  Plaintiffs can now use representative PAGA actions as the basis for a statewide “fishing expedition” to discover alleged employer misconduct. Now, I’m a baby lawyer…
  • Jul 21

    Be One of Our ABA Blawg 100 Amici!

    Be One of Our ABA Blawg 100 Amici!
    Every year, the ABA Journal invites nominations for its Blawg 100 list, a compilation of staff and reader “favorites” within the legal blogosphere. The rigorous selection process for the 2017 list has begun, with the…
  • Jul 21

    Where Do Fitness Instructors “Fit” in the Current Worker Classification System?

    Where Do Fitness Instructors “Fit” in the Current Worker Classification System?
    Guest blog post by Mikella Wickham: They say location is everything in business.  How about classification of workers? In certain industries, workers have a unique combination of specified skills and relative freedom to do their…
Rank this Week: 2299

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Covers bankruptcy and employment law.

http://www.goldbachlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Protecting College Savings in Bankruptcy

    Protecting College Savings in Bankruptcy
    College tuition is on the rise in almost every campus across the United States, which makes saving for college an essential part of rising kids today.  When exploring bankruptcy you may be wondering what will happen to your child’s…
  • Jun 17

    The Tipping Game in California

    The Tipping Game in California
    Minimum wage is fairly standard and the laws surrounding it are generally laid out and easy to follow.  It’s a whole new ballgame for employers when they have tipped workers to consider.  If you employ servers, bartenders,…
  • Jun 1

    How Mental Health Issues Cost Employer’

    How Mental Health Issues Cost Employer’
    In today’s increasingly busy society your employee’s mental health should be a high priority.  Studies have shown that one out of four employees will experience some form of mental health issues throughout the year, with the…
Rank this Week: 1917

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 22

    Coined term do not transform an abstract idea into patent eligible subject matter

    Coined term do not transform an abstract idea into patent eligible subject matter
    Background of Section 101 or patent eligibility issue Ever since Alice (2014), the USPTO and the courts have to a large extent invalidated software patents.  Also, the USPTO has had a significantly lower than average patent allowance…
  • Jul 17

    Transitional phrase in a claim determines scope of patent protection

    Transitional phrase in a claim determines scope of patent protection
    A patent claim has three major sections, namely, a preamble, a transitional phrase and a body.  The body of the claim contains the elements which define the scope of patent protection as defined by that claim. The transitional phrase…
  • Jun 17

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm
    I.  Preliminary injunction background An issued patent provides its owner the right to exclude or stop others from competing against the patented invention.  However, that right has been weakened in that it is much harder to…
Rank this Week: 2311

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

Covers employment discrimination, retaliation, and arbitration. By Eugene Lee.

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • Jul 22

    Can Employers Require Employees to Remain on Premises?

    Can Employers Require Employees to Remain on Premises?
    A reader of this blog recently asked an intriguing question: “Your boss may require you to remain on work premises during your rest break.: Is this still true after the recent California... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 1855

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jul 21

    Recommended summer reading for human resources and manager

    Recommended summer reading for human resources and manager
    In this Friday’s Five I recommend books that I am either reading and have read related to managing employees or a business.  I hope everyone is having a great summer.   1. Manager Onboarding: 5 Steps for Setting New Leaders Up…
  • Jul 17

    Revised I-9 available for employer

    Revised I-9 available for employer
    USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The revised I-9 was released on July 17, 2017, and employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through…
  • Jul 14

    1.45 million reasons why employers in Southern California need to pay special attention to local wage and hour law

    1.45 million reasons why employers in Southern California need to pay special attention to local wage and hour law
    The City of Los Angeles recently assessed Carl’s Jr. Restaurants $1.45 million in fines for violation of the City’s minimum wage law ordinance.  The City sought these penalties against Carl’s Jr. for allegedly failing…
Rank this Week: 1908

McCormack & Erlich Blog

McCormack & Erlich Blog

Covers employment law.

http://mcelawfirm.com/articles/
  • Jul 21

    African American worker sues Tesla for racial discrimination and retaliation

    African American worker sues Tesla for racial discrimination and retaliation
    For one African American assembly line worker, being hired to work at Tesla was a dream come true until he became the victim of harassment and racial discrimination. He has now sued the electric carmaker […]
  • Jul 14

    DoorDash to pay delivery workers $5 million in misclassification lawsuit

    DoorDash to pay delivery workers $5 million in misclassification lawsuit
    As on-demand food delivery services such as GrubHub and UberEats grow in popularity, their business practices are coming under increasing scrutiny, often accompanied by legal trouble. One such company is DoorDash, which was hit with…
  • Jul 7

    Former line cook files sexual harassment lawsuit against San Francisco restaurant

    Former line cook files sexual harassment lawsuit against San Francisco restaurant
    Despite recent progress to improve what is often a difficult workplace environment for women, stories about sexual harassment and discrimination in the restaurant industry continue to appear in the media. In a recent case, a […]
Rank this Week: 1879

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: 2384

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
  • Jul 21

    FL Jury Awards $1.1M for Student's Back-Breaking Fall From Rental Home's Deck

    FL Jury Awards $1.1M for Student's Back-Breaking Fall From Rental Home's Deck
     Stock image.  Jacksonville, FL—Jurors Tuesday found a North Florida landlord largely responsible for the broken back a college student suffered in a fall from a rental home’s deck, and awarded more than $1.1 million…
  • Jul 20

    Ford Cleared at Trial Over Airbag Deployment in Deadly Crash

    Ford Cleared at Trial Over Airbag Deployment in Deadly Crash
    Stock image.  West Palm Beach, FL—Ford Motor Co. and the airbags in its 2003 Mustang were not responsible for a South Florida crash that killed a 20-year old, jurors found Tuesday in trial against the auto giant. Llera v. Ford…
  • Jul 18

    $1.65M Verdict Against RJR in Retrial Over Smoker's Fatal Cancer Complication

    $1.65M Verdict Against RJR in Retrial Over Smoker's Fatal Cancer Complication
    Stock image.  Fort Myers, FL—A Florida state court jury Tuesday awarded $1.65 million to the widower of a 61-year-old smoker after finding R.J. Reynolds responsible for her cancer-related death. Maloney v. R.J.…
Rank this Week: 1888

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jul 20

    Amazon's Meal Kit Trademark filing Negatively Impacts Blue Apron

    Amazon's Meal Kit Trademark filing Negatively Impacts Blue Apron
    IPNews® - Amazon recently filed a trademark application for a meal kit service, placing it in direct competition with companies like Blue Apron. Coming on the heels of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, it appears that Amazon has…
  • Jul 12

    Nike Opposes Rob Gronkowski's Trademark Application

    Nike Opposes Rob Gronkowski's Trademark Application
    IPNews® - NFL Star Rob Gronkowski has filed a trademark application for his company, Gronk Nation L.L.C., which Nike has opposed. The trademark features Gronk, in silhouette, spiking a football.  Nike filed the opposition to the…
  • Jul 6

    Forever 21 Sues Gucci, Attempts to Have Trademarks Cancelled

    Forever 21 Sues Gucci, Attempts to Have Trademarks Cancelled
    IPNews® - Forever 21 is suing Italian designer Gucci as a result of Gucci’s claims of trademark infringement against Forever 21. Forever 21 is seeking a declaratory judgement, asking a California Federal Court to rule that they are…
Rank this Week: 1723

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Jul 19

    New National Origin Discrimination Regs: FEHC Hears Public Comment

    New National Origin Discrimination Regs: FEHC Hears Public Comment
    Seyfarth Synopsis: On July 17, 2017, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) heard public comments on its proposed regulations covering national origin discrimination under the FEHA. Discussion centered on employer-imposed…
  • Jul 13

    California Peculiarities Employment Law Readers: Cast Your Vote in the ABA’s Web 100 Competition!

    California Peculiarities Employment Law Readers: Cast Your Vote in the ABA’s Web 100 Competition!
    Voting is open for the American Bar Association’s annual 100 Best Legal Blawgs competition, though this year the contest is a “Web 100” and will include websites and social media along with legal blogs. We hope you will cast…
  • Jul 12

    Need Cool Relief From Summer Heat? Try a Refreshing Handbook Update!

    Need Cool Relief From Summer Heat? Try a Refreshing Handbook Update!
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Although there’s no right or wrong time to do a handbook update, we recommend them annually. Might as well take the opportunity when operations are typically slower, summertime, to give your handbook a shine.…
Rank this Week: 2013

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Jul 19

    How to Seal Arrest Warrants: Penal Code Section 851.8

    How to Seal Arrest Warrants: Penal Code Section 851.8
    Carrying a criminal record can complicate many aspects of life after conviction, but having an arrest on your record can cause significant problems. People who are arrested and charged, but never convicted, can have their arrest records…
  • Jul 12

    What You Need to Know About House Arrest (PC 1203.016)

    What You Need to Know About House Arrest (PC 1203.016)
    You’ll likely have many questions after a conviction for a crime, particularly when it comes to your sentencing. The court decides a punishment based on the severity of a crime and several other factors. While some charges typically…
  • Jun 23

    Everything You Need to Know About CA Juvenile Probation

    Everything You Need to Know About CA Juvenile Probation
    Juvenile probation is a court order given to about half of all offenders who enter the juvenile court system. Probation is an alternative to jail that comes with certain rules and restrictions the offender must follow. Probation is beneficial…
Rank this Week: 1959

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Cannabis: How Much Is Too Much? More Questions Than Answers In Detecting DUI Level

    Cannabis: How Much Is Too Much? More Questions Than Answers In Detecting DUI Level
    Recent studies commissioned by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington State after it legalized usage of the drug. This fact makes it clear that states…
  • Jul 5

    Life Gets Tougher After A DUI: Here Are Some Ways To Cope

    Life Gets Tougher After A DUI: Here Are Some Ways To Cope
    Dealing with the aftereffects of a DUI is never easy. It’s especially difficult, however, when you’re living on the economic edge: if you’re a single mom who’s working two jobs and struggling to make ends meet, a…
  • Jun 20

    So Your Teen Got a DUI…

    So Your Teen Got a DUI…
    It’s the call that no parent wants but too many of us receive. “Mom, Dad, I’m at the police station. I’ve been charged with DUI.” As you drive to pick up your wayward teen, your emotions range from relief that…
Rank this Week: 1886

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

Explores ways to integrate mediation into the litigation process. By Joseph Markowitz.

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jul 18

    How Mediation Work

    How Mediation Work
    A new book by Sephen Goldberg, Jeanne Brett, Beatrice Blohorn-Brenneur and Nancy Rogers presents a concise primer on what participants can expect from the mediation process. Being academics, the authors ground their discussion in theory,…
  • Jun 26

    California Law Revision Commission Recommendation

    California Law Revision Commission Recommendation
    The California Law Revision Commission has issued its draft recommendations for an amendment to the Evidence Code carving out a new exception to mediation confidentiality. This project has been about four years in the making, and was…
  • Jun 14

    Ten Duel Commandment

    Ten Duel Commandment
    I’ve been listening to the cast album from the musical “Hamilton”, in preparation for finally getting to see the show when it comes to LA later this summer. One of the bits of historical information that can be gleaned from…
Rank this Week: 1735

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

Focuses on men and the legal issues that they must face as fathers and husbands. By David Pisarra.

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Jul 18

    Help Men teach Men To Be Better Men – GoodMenProject.com

    Help Men teach Men To Be Better Men – GoodMenProject.com
    Hey Guys, I’ve been writing for the GoodMenProject.com for years. You may have read my articles on contraception for teens or about my documentary What About The Men? regarding domestic violence and male victims. I’ve covered…
  • May 30

    Prenuptial Agreement

    Prenuptial Agreement
    Memorial Day is in the rear view mirror and we are rounding the corner into June, the most popular month to get married in the United States.  Unfortunately, many of these marriages will not make it, and a prenuptial agreement is a…
  • May 24

    What is the Difference Between Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse?

    What is the Difference Between Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse?
    Domestic abuse and domestic violence are two terms which hold a great deal of weight in family law courtrooms. Both are used to secure domestic violence restraining orders, and the prevention of domestic abuse, and violence, is one of the…
Rank this Week: 2225

California Criminal Defense and…

California Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Blog

By the Law Offices of Bamieh & Erickson, PLC.

http://www.bamieherickson.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    How to Get Out of a Public Intoxication Charge in Ventura Superior Court

    How to Get Out of a Public Intoxication Charge in Ventura Superior Court
    Every county in California has a court known as a “superior court” or “trial court,” which has jurisdiction (authority) over criminal cases in that county. For example, Ventura Superior Court has jurisdiction over…
  • Jun 29

    Can You Go to Jail for Public Intoxication on the Beach in Ventura County, CA?

    Can You Go to Jail for Public Intoxication on the Beach in Ventura County, CA?
    Boasting balmy weather, great surf, and pristine sand, the beaches in Ventura County are some of the best in the country, attracting thousands of locals and tourists alike. Emma Wood State Beach, Harbor Cove Beach, La Conchita Beach, Marina…
  • Jun 26

    What is the Penalty for Underage DUI in California?

    What is the Penalty for Underage DUI in California?
    Getting a DUI as an adult can throw a wrench into your career, your reputation, and your personal relationships. Getting a DUI under 21 can be equally devastating, because it has the potential to affect college admission, eligibility for…
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CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
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Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    California Appears Ready to Impose Deposition Time Limits in Asbestos Case

    California Appears Ready to Impose Deposition Time Limits in Asbestos Case
    On July 3, 2017,California’s State Assembly was poised to vote on a new law that aims to significantly alter deposition procedures for many asbestos cases filed in the state of California. As it stands, the bill has been read a third…
  • Jul 14

    Long Beach Mesothelioma Lawyer

    Long Beach Mesothelioma Lawyer
    20th Century Naval Veterans Were Exposed to Asbestos for Decades Asbestos is well-known for its fire proofing capabilities, which naturally was a desirable property on Navy vessels. Unfortunately, this fact led to Navy ships being constructed…
  • Jul 11

    Asbestos Attorney Says Major Changes In Long Beach May Create Quiet Danger

    Asbestos Attorney Says Major Changes In Long Beach May Create Quiet Danger
    Long Beach is a major city that does not hesitate to enact massive change. And they do not waste time. The city just completed a gleaming new courthouse and they are now in the process of tearing down the old one. The old, former courthouse,…
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Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

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

    STB Jurisdiction Over Intrastate Passenger Rail

    STB Jurisdiction Over Intrastate Passenger Rail
    In Florida, All Aboard Florida, a private entity, is about to launch passenger rail service from Miami to West Palm Beach, with future service extending to Orlando. In California, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is currently…
  • Jun 12

    Air Traffic Control Reform – Is It an Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come?

    Air Traffic Control Reform – Is It an Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come?
    President Trump kicked off “infrastructure week” on Monday, June 5th, by proposing to “corporatize” the U.S. air traffic control system, shifting about 35,000 workers, including unionized traffic controllers,…
  • May 30

    Recycling an Idea to Fund Infrastructure Improvement

    Recycling an Idea to Fund Infrastructure Improvement
    Among other policy initiatives, the Trump Administration has advocated for the need to improve the nation’s infrastructure in order to maintain America’s economic competitiveness. In its recently released 2018 proposed budget, the…
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Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Schools Have An Obligation To Provide Translated Document

    Schools Have An Obligation To Provide Translated Document
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995California is a diverse state, with many different cultures, nationalities and languages being spoken.  Residents' children, regardless of language spoken by students…
  • May 3

    Cats and Dogs Released From Public Colleges: The Obligation To Allow Adoption After The Experiment Is Over

    Cats and Dogs Released From Public Colleges: The Obligation To Allow Adoption After The Experiment Is Over
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Did you know that cats and dogs are used as test subjects in colleges and universities?  People often think of rats, mice and primates as animals used in research,…
  • Jan 17

    Cyber Sexual Bullying: One More Reason To Boot Your Kids Out Of School

    Cyber Sexual Bullying: One More Reason To Boot Your Kids Out Of School
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995  Cyber sexual bullying is now a suspendable or expellable offense in California schools.  Bullying already is an expellable offense, but apparently the…
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Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Jul 13

    Self-Managed Liability

    Self-Managed Liability
    QUESTION: My wife and I are the president and treasurer of our association. We have been holding these positions since 1988 because we own 13 of the 18 units. We have not been providing the required annual documents to the other homeowners…
  • Jul 12

    Contact Information

    Contact Information
      QUESTION: I understand there is a new notice requirement we have to give the membership involving contact information. Our year-end disclosures get longer every year. What is the purpose of this new requirement? Do we include it in our…
  • May 31

    Phantom Smell Syndrome

    Phantom Smell Syndrome
    QUESTION: I am on the board of a retirement community. We have a resident complaining of cigarette smoke. We investigated and could not smell any smoke, nor is there anyone around her who smokes. She is threatening to go to Fair Housing if we…
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Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?
    When you start to plan your estate in earnest you would do well to consider the details that must be attended to after you pass away. Unless the situation is very simple there are going to be some considerable tasks...
  • Jun 14

    The Do's of Estate Planning

    The Do's of Estate Planning
    You hear time and time again that you need an estate plan. While you already know this, there are some important do's that you should consider as part of your estate plan. Use a Reputable Estate Planning Attorney If you...
  • Jun 7

    Lack of Planning hit Boomers Hard

    Lack of Planning hit Boomers Hard
    When you are living in the moment going about your day to day responsibilities you may find it difficult to imagine a time when you will be approaching retirement age. As understandable as this may be if you are two...
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The Gomez Firm Personal Injury…

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury Blog

Covers incidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.

http://www.thegomezfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    Knee Replacement Class Action

    Knee Replacement Class Action
    Knee Replacement Complications Knee replacements are now one of the most common surgical procedures that are done in the United States. Overall, the success rates tend to be quite high over the long term. However, several knee implant systems…
  • Jun 21

    Knee Replacement Lawyer

    Knee Replacement Lawyer
    Knee Replacement Lawsuits Knee replacements are one of the most common surgeries done in the United States. If you’ve experienced complications arising out of your knee replacement, our experienced knee replacement lawyers are standing…
  • Jun 19

    DePuy Knee Replacement Lawyer

    DePuy Knee Replacement Lawyer
    DePuy Knee Replacement – General Information For the past few decades, surgical outcomes involving total knee replacements have greatly improved. While past generations would often put off seeing a doctor for knee pain, today’s…
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California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 6

    Why You Should Not Delay Filing for Bankruptcy

    Why You Should Not Delay Filing for Bankruptcy
    As a bankruptcy lawyer I want to help my clients resolve their financial situation and eliminate their debts. One of the largest frustrations I encounter is when a client can't use the bankruptcy laws nearly as well because of actions he or…
  • Jun 26

    Creditor Reporting of Late Payments During Chapter 13 Does Not Violate Automatic Stay

    Creditor Reporting of Late Payments During Chapter 13 Does Not Violate Automatic Stay
    WHAT IS THE "AUTOMATIC STAY"? The "automatic stay" is one of the most valuable benefits of filing bankruptcy. This law makes just about every act of a creditor to collect a debt illegal once you file a bankruptcy case. See Section 362 of the…
  • May 31

    Son's Juvenile Detention Costs Ruled Dischargeable in Chapter 7

    Son's Juvenile Detention Costs Ruled Dischargeable in Chapter 7
    THE FACTS Maria Rivera filed a Chapter 7 case in the Santa Ana Division of the bankruptcy court. She included among her debts $9,905 owed to the Orange County Probation Department for costs related to her son's involuntary juvenile…
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Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Whistleblower Retaliation Claim Against Space X Rejected By Jury

    Whistleblower Retaliation Claim Against Space X Rejected By Jury
    A “whistleblower” is an employee who complains of something illegal or unethical internally, to the press or to a government agency and because of that suffers as a result. A lawsuit filed by such an employee, especially when it…
  • Jun 12

    Patenting Something Doesn’t Mean Controlling It After It’s Sold Says Supreme Court

    Patenting Something Doesn’t Mean Controlling It After It’s Sold Says Supreme Court
    If you patent your product can you limit what your customer can do with it? Not so much says the U.S. Supreme Court in a decision released late last month. It involved a dispute over printer ink cartridges but this could be applied to any…
  • Jun 8

    State’s Private Attorneys General Act May Be Used to Challenge Nondisclosure Agreement

    State’s Private Attorneys General Act May Be Used to Challenge Nondisclosure Agreement
    Though there’s only one Attorney General for the State of California under certain circumstances a state law allows a party to step into the Attorney General’s shoes and file a lawsuit. Current and former Google employees have…
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California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Loved One with Dementia: Does their Facility Offer the Correct Services they need?

    Loved One with Dementia: Does their Facility Offer the Correct Services they need?
    In our last post, we suggested tips for confirming that a potential skilled nursing facility or residential nursing home has the appropriate staff to address the needs of elders with dementia. To recap, dementia is a syndrome in which there…
  • Jun 14

    What to Look for in a Facility for Your Loved One Suffering from Dementia

    What to Look for in a Facility for Your Loved One Suffering from Dementia
    According to the World Health Organization, dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people. Dementia, which is a syndrome in which there is a deterioration in memory, behavior and thinking, causes many who…
  • Jun 2

    Telemarketers Targeting Elder

    Telemarketers Targeting Elder
    Unfortunately, there are far too many opportunists in the world, and the one thing they all share in common is that they are looking for the simplest way to get what they want. As a result, many con-artists specifically target the elderly,…
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California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Jun 20

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account
    For investors, entrepreneurs, and other business-minded individuals the Wall Street Journal is the gold standard for business and financial news. Thus, when the Wall Street Journal warns investors about potential civil or criminal exposure in…
  • May 29

    3 Easy Steps to Approach an Unexpected Letter from the IRS Following Tax Day

    3 Easy Steps to Approach an Unexpected Letter from the IRS Following Tax Day
    For weeks you stressed over getting your income tax and report of foreign accounts in order. You spent time tracking down W-2s, various 1099s, and other statements of income. You also spent time ensuring that the tax positions you or your…
  • May 24

    What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?

    What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?
    Many taxpayers are highly conscientious regarding tax deadlines and ensuring that all obligations are squared away in a timely manner. Other taxpayers may take a more relaxed approach to their taxes but nevertheless successfully manage to get…
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Panish Shea & Boyle Personal…

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal Injury Blog

Features Los Angeles personal injury news and case results.

http://www.psblaw.com/blog.html/
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Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    Conflict Resolution website

    Conflict Resolution website
    Most of my blogging deals with alternative dispute resolution, including alternative ways to practice litigation. Sometimes I re-print those posts here, but usually they remain on a separate site, called Conflict Resolution, which can be…
  • Mar 31

    Conflict resolution, not litigation

    Conflict resolution, not litigation
    I prefer to describe my practice as “conflict resolution” rather than “litigation.” It’s not because I have any objections to filing or defending lawsuits, and I am not at all adverse to taking cases to trial.…
  • 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…
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Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    Do the Courts or the DMV Issue a License Suspension Following a Los Angeles DUI Arrest?

    Do the Courts or the DMV Issue a License Suspension Following a Los Angeles DUI Arrest?
    The Los Angeles Criminal Courts and the Los Angeles Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) are two completely separate entities. Each has their own restrictions on issuing consequences of a DUI arrest, and each follows their own standards and…
  • Jun 8

    The Benefits of Hiring a Los Angeles DUI Lawyer to handle your Los Angeles DUI

    The Benefits of Hiring a Los Angeles DUI Lawyer to handle your Los Angeles DUI
    If you have been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, you have not yet been charged or convicted. This is a very important distinction. When you are arrested, it is only because officers believe there may be enough evidence…
  • Apr 20

    Attacking Probable Cause in a Los Angeles DUI Case

    Attacking Probable Cause in a Los Angeles DUI Case
    If you have been stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, there are certain things you need to be aware of. In order for an officer to arrest you for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or…
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Exempt Organizations Blog

Exempt Organizations Blog

Ccovers legal issues regarding tax exempt and nonprofit organizations. By Runquist & Associates.

http://exemptorgs.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    Article Published May 31, 2017 in…

    Article Published May 31, 2017 in ChurchLaw&Tax [available for reading without a subscription only for the next week]: What Pastors Need to Know About Mental Health, Ministry, and Liability  How both legal experts and ministry…
  • Jan 25

    Super Lawyers Magazine 2016

    Super Lawyers Magazine 2016
    Super Lawyers Magazine released their Annual List of Top Attorneys in Southern California.
  • Jun 4

    Two Recent Tax Court Rulings on Charitable Contribution Deductions That Charities Should Be Aware Of

    Two Recent Tax Court Rulings on Charitable Contribution Deductions That Charities Should Be Aware Of
    Two recent Tax Court cases were decided last month in which the court upheld the IRS's denial of significant charitable contribution deductions. In both of these cases, there was no dispute that the taxpayers made the contributions, or that…
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Life/Death/Law Blog

Life/Death/Law Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Liza Hanks.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust
    You can refinance your house if it is in a living trust, but you need to pay attention and make sure your house stays in the trust before and after the transaction.
  • May 23

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea
    A few months ago, the New York Times published an article entitled, “Single? No Children? No Will? Big Mistake.” I’ve been meaning to write about it ever since. The author writes, “Certain people never reach one of…
  • May 3

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act
    The End of Life Option Act allows Californians to request drugs to end their lives if certain condition are met. In March of 2017, Tom Negrino used that law to end his life.
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