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Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Covers all types of criminal defense topics.

http://www.losangelescrimelawyer.com/blog/
  • Feb 6

    Facing Multiple DUI Convictions in Los Angele

    Facing Multiple DUI Convictions in Los Angele
    Legal Representation Essential if Facing Multiple DUI Convictions   If you or a loved one is charged with a DUI and you already have a DUI conviction on your record (or multiple DUI convictions), then it is critical that you The post…
  • Jan 16

    Consuming Caffeine Illegal in California?

    Consuming Caffeine Illegal in California?
    Nearly 55% of Americans drink coffee every single day. Furthermore, the average American consumes 3.1 cups of coffee per day, according to statisticsbrain.com. So, how is it that a California man is facing criminal charges for being…
  • Jan 3

    Understanding California Kidnapping Law

    Understanding California Kidnapping Law
    You decide to pick up your kids from your ex-spouse’s home or from school. As you are driving down a Los Angeles city street, a police officer pulls you over and arrests you after an APB was issued stating you The post Understanding…
Rank this Week: 1534

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Feb 2

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Venture

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Venture
    I’ve begun a new blog series on the antitrust analysis of joint ventures on the Orrick AntitrustWatch blog.  Here’s a link to the first article.  As I wrote there: Joint ventures (“JVs”) can require…
  • Nov 3

    Tenth Circuit Rules That Invocation of IP Rights Is Presumptively Valid Defense to Antitrust Refusal to Deal Claim

    Tenth Circuit Rules That Invocation of IP Rights Is Presumptively Valid Defense to Antitrust Refusal to Deal Claim
    Embed from Getty Images In SOLIDFX, LLC v. Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc., Case Nos. 15-1079 and 15-1097 (opinion available here), the Tenth Circuit aligned itself with the First and Federal Circuits to hold that the invocation of intellectual…
  • Oct 10

    Getty Images Complains About Google’s Image “Scraping”

    Getty Images Complains About Google’s Image “Scraping”
    Getty Images and a group of professional photographers sent a letter this week to the Senate Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee complaining about Google’s image “scraping.”  In a nutshell, Getty alleges that…
Rank this Week: 2962

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Features commentary on personal injury, car accidents, insurance, and medical malpractice. By Rice & Bloomfield, LLP.

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    New Driving Laws for 2017 Are Designed to Reduce Car Accident

    New Driving Laws for 2017 Are Designed to Reduce Car Accident
    New laws which may reduce car crashes effecting Encino, Van Nuys, Reseda, Los Angeles, and all of California went into effect on January 1. Some of those laws relate to use of your cell phone while driving, and child car seats. The most…
  • Feb 17

    Birth Injury Cases Provide Needed Support for Injured Babie

    Birth Injury Cases Provide Needed Support for Injured Babie
    Representing families in birth injury cases is one of the most emotionally difficult things we do at Rice & Bloomfield.  The birth of a child is usually a most joyful event for the parents and family. However, an estimated 29 births…
  • Feb 17

    Birth Injury Cases Provide Needed Support for Injured Babie

    Birth Injury Cases Provide Needed Support for Injured Babie
    Representing families in birth injury cases is one of the most emotionally difficult things we do at Rice & Bloomfield.  The birth of a child is usually a most joyful event for the parents and family. However, an estimated 29 births…
Rank this Week: 361

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: 2498

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
  • Jan 31

    Can You Claim a Homestead Exemtpion If You Are Not Living in the Home?

    Can You Claim a Homestead Exemtpion If You Are Not Living in the Home?
    The homestead exemption determines how much equity in your home you can protect from your creditors. When you file bankruptcy in California, usually California statutes determine the amount of your homestead exemption. However, in my last…
  • Jan 31

    Increase in Homestead Exemption for Recently Acquired Homes in California

    Increase in Homestead Exemption for Recently Acquired Homes in California
    WHAT ARE PROPERTY "EXEMPTION" LAWS IN BANKRUPTCY? When you file a bankruptcy case, your property and possessions are protected through a set of "exemptions" under California law. "Exemptions" are categories of your assets, usually with…
  • Sep 1

    Stop an Eviction in California through Bankruptcy

    Stop an Eviction in California through Bankruptcy
    Filing a bankruptcy stops the eviction process in California, but only if it hasn't gone too far. The topic of today's blog post is how far is too far. A very recent appeals court ruling in a case out of the bankruptcy court in Los Angeles,…
Rank this Week: 3053

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
Rank this Week: 376

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jan 29

    It sure is difficult to represent someone detained in San Diego.

    It sure is difficult to represent someone detained in San Diego.
    On Friday afternoon, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order barring citizens of Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, who are not also United States citizens, from entering the United States, initially for 90 days. People…
  • Jan 2

    The USCIS fee increase inanity

    The USCIS fee increase inanity
    USCIS ushered out the old year and welcomed the new in some bizarre moves regarding fees and forms. At the end of October, USCIS announced that fees would go up on December 23, 2016.  The announcement indicated that the fee applied to…
  • Jan 2

    The USCIS fee increase inanity

    The USCIS fee increase inanity
    USCIS ushered out the old year and welcomed the new in some bizarre moves regarding fees and forms. At the end of October, USCIS announced that fees would go up on December 23, 2016.  The announcement indicated that the fee applied to…
Rank this Week: 4677

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Jan 26

    Beginning of the End for Davis-Bacon?

    Beginning of the End for Davis-Bacon?
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Dec 19

    Reversal of Fortune: AB 219 is Back!

    Reversal of Fortune: AB 219 is Back!
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Nov 21

    Charter Cities: No Longer an Oasis From CA Prevailing Wage

    Charter Cities: No Longer an Oasis From CA Prevailing Wage
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 2820

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Jan 24

    Quintilone & Associates reaches a Class Action settlement with Sprint over Unpaid Wage

    Quintilone & Associates reaches a Class Action settlement with Sprint over Unpaid Wage
    In a lawsuit brought by Viet Bui and Christina Avalos-Reyes on behalf of themselves and similarly situated employees known as Viet Bui et al. v. Sprint Corporation, a Sprint Communications Company, L.P., et al., No. 2:14-cv- 02461-TLN-AC,…
  • Dec 24

    Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp. – New Statistical Class Certification Opinion

    Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp. – New Statistical Class Certification Opinion
    Sample your way to Class Certification – California’s Second Appellate District holds statistical sampling may be used to certify a class, and also clarification on what constitutes an “injury” for a pay stub claim. On…
  • Nov 10

    New Overtimes Rules Start December 1, 2016 

    New Overtimes Rules Start December 1, 2016 
    With the holidays right around the corner it is important to make sure your company is in compliance with the new overtime rules that will effect over 390,000 California employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has…
Rank this Week: 3826

The Cross Law Firm's Landlord Law…

The Cross Law Firm's Landlord Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting landlords, owners, and property management companies.

http://lawmatters.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Mobilehome Notices Required by Feb. 1 Under the 2017 MRL

    Mobilehome Notices Required by Feb. 1 Under the 2017 MRL
    Per California Law, there are three important notices mobilehome park owners and manufactured housing community owners and/or their management need to send to all homeowners/residents by February 1 of each year:   1. Notice of MRL…
  • May 29

    CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Issues New Income Qualification Level

    CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Issues New Income Qualification Level
    The California Alternate Rates for Energy, otherwise known as “CARE” has issued new income qualification levels as of June 1, 2013. These new income levels will be used to determine if an individual or household qualifies for…
  • May 29

    CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Issues New Income Qualification Level

    CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Issues New Income Qualification Level
    The California Alternate Rates for Energy, otherwise known as “CARE” has issued new income qualification levels as of June 1, 2013. These new income levels will be used to determine if an individual or household qualifies for…
Rank this Week: 5094

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 21

    How Much Is My Auto Accident Case Worth?

    How Much Is My Auto Accident Case Worth?
    Are you considering filing a personal injury lawsuit due to injuries you sustained from an auto accident that was due to the negligence of some else? If so, you most likely have a lot of questions regarding your case, but the most common…
  • Sep 19

    TESLA Autopilot Accident Death A Cause For Concern

    TESLA Autopilot Accident Death A Cause For Concern
    Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, has long touted the safety of his luxury electric cars. Then on May 7, 2016, there was a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S car being driven on autopilot, which crashed into a…
  • Mar 31

    Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire

    Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire
    It’s hard to prepare yourself for what to do in the event or in the aftermath of an accident because no one expects an accident to happen. But the truth is that many accidents occur every day and what you do or not do after a car…
Rank this Week: 3845

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1214

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

http://wwwrealestatemediation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Notary Fees Increase California

    Notary Fees Increase California
    January 19 2017Notary Public Maximum Fees Effective 1/1/17 Maximum fees that can be charged by a notary public for taking a proof of deed will increase from $10 to $15. Currently, the law sets maximum fees that may be charged by a notary…
  • Jan 14

    New California Update Law Disclosures on Death

    New California Update Law Disclosures on Death
    01/14/2017Keeping you informedDisclosures Death of Occupant Rule Clarified Effective 9/25/16 The existing law concerning disclosure of death of an occupant is clarified to say that the death of an occupant, or the manner of death, occurring…
  • Jan 9

    Legal Education California

    Legal Education California
    January 09 2017As a California Real Estate Broker, a Mediator with the California Association of Realtors, itis important to complete continuing education as to the profession.This week the California Association of Realtors are…
Rank this Week: 2993

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2654

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/
Rank this Week: 3728

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • Jan 16

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?
    If your boss gives you a 1099 tax form each year, does that mean you are an independent contractor? What if you signed an independent contractor agreement? What if you submit invoices to your boss to... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jan 16

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?
    If your boss gives you a 1099 tax form each year, does that mean you are an independent contractor? What if you signed an independent contractor agreement? What if you submit invoices to your boss to... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Mar 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: 1241

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4249

San Francisco Mediation: A Better…

San Francisco Mediation: A Better Solution

Explores mediation as a better solution for resolving any type of dispute. By Paula M. Lawhon.

http://sfmediation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 11

    Divorce Mediator Marin

    Divorce Mediator Marin
    We are a firm of neutral divorce mediators in Marin, San Francisco and the East Bay (Lafayette) working collaboratively with individuals and families to reach complete agreements outside of court. As divorce mediators in Marin, we work with…
  • Dec 22

    Regaining Balance in Marin; Mindfulness Skills for Parents in Transition

    Regaining Balance in Marin; Mindfulness Skills for Parents in Transition
    Liz Salin, MFT and Ruth Jaeger, LCSW, have just completed a very successful first series of Regaining Balance, a six week course for parents who are experiencing a separation or divorce. The class focuses on teaching participants to use…
  • Mar 3

    Retirement Transfers with IRAs Upon Divorce

    Retirement Transfers with IRAs Upon Divorce
    In a divorce, spouses can transfer retirement funds from one spouse's account to the other spouse as part of the property settlement in the divorce mediation. In this post, San Francisco Divorce Mediator Shelley Kennedy describes the steps…
Rank this Week: 327

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Jan 10

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?
    Are the commonly accepted features of arbitration—speed and finality—being watered down by rules permitting a second arbitration that expose parties to delays and significantly increased expenses? In a recently published decision,…
  • Aug 2

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled
    On August 1 the California Supreme Court finally resolved a split of authority among California’s appellate courts over operation of the anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, in the mixed cause of action…
  • Mar 17

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032
    The California Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff who obtains a monetary settlement and dismisses the action is the prevailing party entitled to statutory costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032. DeSaulles v. Community…
Rank this Week: 890

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint
    So, it turns out that when you are really good at something you should continue doing it. In this case, debt collectors are really good at having complaints filed against them with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to…
  • Sep 18

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case
    In what is good news for one of my clients, she was sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in 2 separate cases. The lawsuits were filed in 2012 for two alleged credit card debts. She denied she owed any money to...
  • Aug 24

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe
    Debt collectors call a lot of people about debts. Heck, I got a call over the weekend from Portfolio Recovery Associates about a debt owed by Jonathan A Stein. Of course, that isn't my name. And the last four of...
Rank this Week: 4360

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

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

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    FAQ: Am I responsible for my medical bills after a car accident?

    FAQ: Am I responsible for my medical bills after a car accident?
    Question: I was involved in a car crash. I have medical insurance. Am I responsible to pay these bills back when I settle my case? Answer: This is based on two recent cases I have had! I wish it wasn't,...
  • Aug 24

    Don't trust insurance companies - a true story

    Don't trust insurance companies - a true story
    Let me relate a real story about why you should never trust an insurance company. This is for a case I am currently working on. As background, my client was rear ended in a car accident by an unlicensed, uninsured...
  • Jul 19

    There are still no formulas for personal injury cases - including car accident

    There are still no formulas for personal injury cases - including car accident
    I have been saying this for 12 years while running my own law firm. Prior to that, I said it for almost a decade working for insurance companies. And yet, despite what I say, people do not listen. So let's...
Rank this Week: 296

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
  • Jan 8

    Best age to get Married To Reduce Chance of A Divorce. 

    Best age to get Married To Reduce Chance of A Divorce. 
    Studies show that there is a time in your life that it statistically better to get married so that you have the least chance of facing a divorce. The thinkin gos hat you wnat to be mature enough to recognize a good spouse partner and not so…
  • Jan 7

    World Series Ticket Fight Lands in Divorce Court. 

    World Series Ticket Fight Lands in Divorce Court. 
    As if you needed another reason to learn how to protect yourself and your important personal assets. This case out of Chicago will remind you that buying tickets and box seats with community funds can cost you.  This poor guy bought…
  • Jan 6

    Can Brad Pitt be told who to date by Angelina Jolie?

    Can Brad Pitt be told who to date by Angelina Jolie?
      The rumors are flying that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are doing battle on their post divorce relationships. Some people are saying that Angie wants to limit who Brad can date and how publicly. Sure  sounds like someone is being…
Rank this Week: 2982

Silicon Valley Law Group Blog

Silicon Valley Law Group Blog

Covers business law. By Silicon Valley Law Group

http://blog.svlg.com/
  • Jan 6

    Stephen Wu to Speak at the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference

    Stephen Wu to Speak at the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference
    On January 19, 2017, SVLG attorney Stephen Wu will present a program at the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference entitled “Product Liability Issues in AI Systems.”  The talk will focus on product liability risks to…
  • Jan 6

    Stephen Wu to Speak at the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference

    Stephen Wu to Speak at the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference
    On January 19, 2017, SVLG attorney Stephen Wu will present a program at the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference entitled “Product Liability Issues in AI Systems.”  The talk will focus on product liability risks to…
  • Dec 19

    Healthtech Devices Raise Security Compliance and Liability Issue

    Healthtech Devices Raise Security Compliance and Liability Issue
    by Stephen Wu Healthtech devices are increasingly common. People are wearing sensor devices that monitor fitness metrics. They can count steps and distance walked or run, calories burned, elevation changes, and heart rate. In the future,…
Rank this Week: 1786

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Dec 31

    Over 50 Custody Battle Tips for Mothers That Will Help Moms Make Smart Decision

    Over 50 Custody Battle Tips for Mothers That Will Help Moms Make Smart Decision
    Hello moms. In this article about custody battle tips for mothers, we are going to tell you something you deserve to know – the blunt truth. Custody battle tips for mothers starts with: the truth about the California family law system,…
  • Nov 24

    Family Code 2030 Attempts to Bring Fairness to the California Divorce Proce

    Family Code 2030 Attempts to Bring Fairness to the California Divorce Proce
    Family Code 2030 is one of the most important California laws we have in divorce, legal separation and annulment cases. Family Code 2030 is intended to bring fairness to the California divorce process. It is designed to ensure that both the…
  • Nov 21

    What are Epstein Credits and Watts Charges?

    What are Epstein Credits and Watts Charges?
    What are Epstein Credits? What are Watts Charges? Their name don’t offer much help but this article will. Epstein Credits and Watts Charges often come up in a California divorce case. Spouses usually learn about Epstein Credits and…
Rank this Week: 2061

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year!The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County); Copyright 2012 by Kurt Koehler The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI)…
  • Dec 30

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation
    "Hoverboards" as they have become known, have become popular this past year.  As explained in this Wall Street Journal article, the history and intellectual property behind the device is a bit murky.  When it comes to this…
  • Feb 28

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law
    In 2007 California enacted a law banning the sale of handguns that lack the ability to imprint the weapon's make, model, and serial number on the cartridge when the bullet is fired.  The purpose of the law is fairly obvious. …
Rank this Week: 3617

The Problem is ERISA

The Problem is ERISA

ERISA is the federal law governing employee benefits, like your health insurance. If you get your insurance through your employment, and if you think "insurance" is an enforceable contract that the insurer will cover what it says it will, then you don't have insurance at all -- you only think you do.

http://problemiserisa.blogspot.com
  • Dec 31

    A whole year's worth in one post

    A whole year's worth in one post
    So the break from blogging has extended far longer than originally planned. Lest an entire calendar year pass without a post, let me lust say on New Year's Eve that ERISA remains a problem for those who have insurance and pension claims…
  • Jan 12

    ERISA insurers subject to punitive damages? Yes, says New York federal court

    ERISA insurers subject to punitive damages? Yes, says New York federal court
    Not much time to day, and I'll follow up on this later on, but this is a potentially big deal (indeed it will be a very big deal if it catches on).Back in 2011 the Supreme Court opened the door to the possibility of aggrieved ERISA claimants…
  • Aug 29

    Baby Steps: Two Recent Court of Appeal Decisions Move Deferential Judicial Analysis in the Right Direction

    Baby Steps: Two Recent Court of Appeal Decisions Move Deferential Judicial Analysis in the Right Direction
    I used to tell clients that, if their case is subject to ERISA’s absurd abuse-of-discretion, insurer-can’t-lose burden of proof (I refuse to call it “standard of review” as many do, ‘cause that’s bogus …
Rank this Week: 1656

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Dec 30

    Proposition 64: Bountiful Harvest of Relief to Many Convicted of Marijuana Offense

    Proposition 64: Bountiful Harvest of Relief to Many Convicted of Marijuana Offense
    Proposition 64, otherwise known as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” changed the legal landscape for marijuana-related activity in California. “The Act,” which became law on November 8, 2016, is required reading for…
  • May 6

    Government Planes Harvesting Cell Phone Communications over San Diego?

    Government Planes Harvesting Cell Phone Communications over San Diego?
    A recent article published by the news website BuzzFeed prompted in my curiosity as to whether the government is using cell tower spoofing devices attached to aircraft in the skies over San Diego. A derivative article in the Union Tribune…
  • May 6

    Collateral Consequence Relief from Drug Diversion for Licensed Professional

    Collateral Consequence Relief from Drug Diversion for Licensed Professional
    This article is published on my Linkedin profile relating to misinformation” promulgated under Penal Code section 1000.4 that indicates that “successful completion of deferred entry of judgment shall not be used in any way…
Rank this Week: 2794

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Does my Prior DUI Have an Effect on Current DUI Charges?

    Does my Prior DUI Have an Effect on Current DUI Charges?
    When a person has been arrested under the suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles, officers have only gathered evidence that leads to possible charges. The information is then transferred over to the Prosecutor’s office,…
  • Dec 8

    Can I get Charged with a Los Angeles DUI Without Having Consumed Any Alcohol?

    Can I get Charged with a Los Angeles DUI Without Having Consumed Any Alcohol?
    Many of our clients mistakenly believe that a person can only be charged with driving under the influence if a person is intoxicated by consuming alcohol. This is not true at all. A person can be charged with a DUI in Los Angeles without ever…
  • Nov 17

    Failed Sobriety Test in a Los Angeles DUI Case

    Failed Sobriety Test in a Los Angeles DUI Case
    If you have been charged with a DUI, you were likely arrested after having submitted to some blood alcohol tests. One such test that many people submit themselves to during a arrest, is a field sobriety test. However, a field sobriety test is…
Rank this Week: 4920

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Covers lead and phthlate laws, product safety and products liability.

http://www.swhlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4163

Higbee & Associates News

Higbee & Associates News

Covers law firm news.

http://www.higbeeassociates.com/news/
  • Dec 28

    Higbee & Associates Named One of the Top 100 Most Active Copyright Litigation Law Firms in 2016

    Higbee & Associates Named One of the Top 100 Most Active Copyright Litigation Law Firms in 2016
    Lex Machina, an industry leader in law firm analytics, named the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates as one of the top 100 most active copyright litigation law firms in 2016. Lex Machina helps clients find top law firms in various legal…
  • Dec 28

    Higbee & Associates Named One of the Top 100 Most Active Copyright Litigation Law Firms in 2016

    Higbee & Associates Named One of the Top 100 Most Active Copyright Litigation Law Firms in 2016
    Lex Machina, an industry leader in law firm analytics, named the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates as one of the top 100 most active copyright litigation law firms in 2016. Lex Machina helps clients find top law firms in various legal…
  • Dec 22

    Higbee & Associates Gives Back for the Holiday

    Higbee & Associates Gives Back for the Holiday
    This holiday season, the Higbee & Associates team joined together to bring Christmas to a family in need, made sure our furry friends were warm, and helped feed our community through donations. Higbee & Associates brought joy to a…
Rank this Week: 2442

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Sit Down. Rest for a Period. OK, Now Get Up and Rewrite All Your Policies and Procedures.

    Sit Down. Rest for a Period. OK, Now Get Up and Rewrite All Your Policies and Procedures.
    The California Supreme Court has just issued a Christmas present to the plaintiffs' bar. The Court was generous with a coal delivery to employers as well.  OK, holiday segue over.  Whatever you thought you knew about rest…
  • Dec 22

    IRS Mileage Rate for 2017

    IRS Mileage Rate for 2017
    As we say goodbye (go away, and never come back) to 2016, let's make sure you're ready for the New Year.Big changes are in store.  And by big changes, I must mean the IRS Standard Mileage Rate.  That's the rate at which employers…
  • Oct 20

    Court of Appeal: Wage Statements Need Not Include Vacation and PTO Balance

    Court of Appeal: Wage Statements Need Not Include Vacation and PTO Balance
    Labor Code section 226 explains in detail what information must be included in an itemized wage statement, which must accompany paychecks in California.  Here are the section's requirements:(1) gross wages earned,  (2) total hours…
Rank this Week: 397

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

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

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 20

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map
    “inewsource.org” is a non-profit news-gathering organization in San Diego.  They have put together data regarding complaints and resolutions into a searchable database found here.   This database includes all complaints…
  • Nov 17

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016
    People are asking about the recount procedure in the Redlands City Council Election. California Elections Code section 15620 et seq. governs recounts requested by voters.  Any voter may file a request for a recount pursuant to Elections…
  • Oct 13

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
Rank this Week: 2814

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    USCIS Application and Petition Fees to Increase December 23, 2016

    USCIS Application and Petition Fees to Increase December 23, 2016
    Effective December 23, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions.  Applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after December 23,…
  • Oct 13

    November 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    November 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: November 2016 Visa Bulletin. For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 remains current for all countries except…
  • Oct 13

    November 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    November 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: November 2016 Visa Bulletin. For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 remains current for all countries except…
Rank this Week: 3939

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration

    Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration
    Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration The Center for Immigration Studies’ Jessica Vaughan and the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s William Stock talked about President-elect Trump’s immigration policy,…
  • Dec 6

    5 Things California Should Do To protect its Immigrant population.

    5 Things California Should Do To protect its Immigrant population.
    According to Fortune.com “California has more than 2.7 million undocumented immigrants—about 7% of its population. Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald…
  • Dec 3

    Top 5 Reasons to Quickly file for your citizenship.

    Top 5 Reasons to Quickly file for your citizenship.
    With the immigrants’ fear soaring after the U.S elections, we are recommending to people who are eligible to file for their U.S citizenship to actually move forward with their applications. The five reasons stated below are just few of…
Rank this Week: 3785

Sacramento Injury Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Travis G. Black & Associates.

http://www.sacramentoinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Dec 14

    Motorcycle accidents in California

    Motorcycle accidents in California
    Call a motorcycle attorney that rides! A true motorcycle enthusiast all his life, Travis Black has ridden a motorcycle most of his life. He started off with a 1970 Honda 350 and has owned over a dozen motorcycles since this first one. One of…
  • Dec 14

    Motorcycle accidents in California

    Motorcycle accidents in California
    Call a motorcycle attorney that rides! A true motorcycle enthusiast all his life, Travis Black has ridden a motorcycle most of his life. He started off with a 1970 Honda 350 and has owned over a dozen motorcycles since this first one. One of…
  • Dec 1

    Traumatic Brain Injurie

    Traumatic Brain Injurie
    If you or a family member or friend has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an automobile accident or a slip and fall, trying to understand your legal options can be a very difficult task. Simply understanding the challenges…
Rank this Week: 1844

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 638

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt settlement. By DCDM Law Group.

http://www.pasadenabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 29

    home test

    home test
    We Help Businesses and Individuals The experienced lawyers at DCDM Law Group help clients across Southern California with their personal and business needs. This includes protecting their assets from the reach of creditors, whether employing…
  • Aug 5

    Estate Planning

    Estate Planning
    Estate Planning Services Los Angeles With the day-to-day stresses and responsibilities of life, taking the time to make sure that your currently implemented estate planning strategies and instruments accurately reflect your current financial…
  • Apr 26

    Five Wealth Preservation Strategie

    Five Wealth Preservation Strategie
    After the global financial crisis that occurred during the past decade, most people realize that it is not enough to accumulate wealth — it is also necessary to protect your assets. Strategies to preserve wealth are an important part of…
Rank this Week: 2908

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 29

    Prenuptial Agreement – Important in California?

    Prenuptial Agreement – Important in California?
    When a couple makes the decision to get married, divorce generally is not an issue that is on their minds. That is why a prenuptial agreement may seem like a taboo topic for a couple in this position to discuss. However, a couple should not…
  • Jul 15

    Is the Institution of Marriage Under Assault?

    Is the Institution of Marriage Under Assault?
    There are no doubt people in this country who believe the institution of marriage is dead and should now be buried, that there is no longer a need or a use for marriage as it use to be described in our society.  Marriage has…
  • Jul 15

    Is the Institution of Marriage Under Assault?

    Is the Institution of Marriage Under Assault?
    There are no doubt people in this country who believe the institution of marriage is dead and should now be buried, that there is no longer a need or a use for marriage as it use to be described in our society.  Marriage has…
Rank this Week: 2750

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Nov 22

    Selecting your Trust or Will litigation lawyer

    Selecting your Trust or Will litigation lawyer
    How do you select a lawyer to represent you in a Trust or Will litigation matter? It can be a frustrating process. What we suggest to people is to be comfortable with the person you are meeting with before hiring a lawyer. Lawyers have a…
  • Nov 8

    How to fight against the Big Dogs: Fighting big law firms in Trust and Will litigation lawsuit

    How to fight against the Big Dogs: Fighting big law firms in Trust and Will litigation lawsuit
    Occasionally we are asked about fighting against a big firm. Maybe your Trustee decides to hire a big firm in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, or some other big city. How are you going to fight your Trustee when he or she is…
  • Oct 25

    Would you pay money to take on a thankless job? Fighting to be Trustee of a California Trust

    Would you pay money to take on a thankless job? Fighting to be Trustee of a California Trust
    There are times when a Trust settlor names a successor Trustee who is not a beneficiary of the Trust. This is often a great idea because naming a child as Trustee can be disastrous. And naming two or more children as Co-Trustees is a…
Rank this Week: 3875

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    SOLANO COUNTY PROBATION GETS DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT GRANT

    SOLANO COUNTY PROBATION GETS DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT GRANT
    The California Office of Traffic Safety has granted the Solano County Probation Department $290,000 to ensure that DUI offenders are complying with the terms of their court ordered probation. Felony and repeat misdemeanor drunk…
  • Nov 17

    SOLANO COUNTY PROBATION GETS DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT GRANT

    SOLANO COUNTY PROBATION GETS DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT GRANT
    The California Office of Traffic Safety has granted the Solano County Probation Department $290,000 to ensure that DUI offenders are complying with the terms of their court ordered probation. Felony and repeat misdemeanor drunk…
  • Oct 3

    San Rafael DUI Checkpoint Result

    San Rafael DUI Checkpoint Result
    The San Rafael police department conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, September 30, 2016.  The checkpoint ran from 6 p.m. to midnight at the intersection of Lincoln and Grand avenues.  Ask the conclusion…
Rank this Week: 4135

Law and Software

Law and Software

Covers legal tech, encryption, big data, and the cloud. By Andrew Bartlett.

http://www.lawandsoftware.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    With or Without DACA You Are Still American DREAMer

    With or Without DACA You Are Still American DREAMer
    I’d like to make a few comments. They may be helpful Since the election, many people are making scary comments and predictions about immigration in the new Donald Trump world.  I don’t believe that these nightmare…
  • Sep 27

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery
    I have two active sites. This one, and law191.org – my community immigration law office site. I keep them separate because I am not writing a splog. I need this blog space to write about anything and everything without worrying whether…
  • Sep 11

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful
    Giving back is good. This truth we hold to be  self-evident. Lawyers learn the importance of service from their first days in law school. Securities lawyers take asylum cases, high-powered litigators mediate landlord-tenant disputes and…
Rank this Week: 2151

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3577

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/
  • Nov 15

    The Grandparent Scam is Back: Telemarketers Targeting Elders In Southern California

    The Grandparent Scam is Back: Telemarketers Targeting Elders In Southern California
    We’ve previously chronicled the rise of the grandparent scam, wherein a telephone scammer poses as a relative or grandchild and calls an elderly person, citing an emergency and asking him or her to send money or account information…
  • Nov 15

    The Grandparent Scam is Back: Telemarketers Targeting Elders In Southern California

    The Grandparent Scam is Back: Telemarketers Targeting Elders In Southern California
    We’ve previously chronicled the rise of the grandparent scam, wherein a telephone scammer poses as a relative or grandchild and calls an elderly person, citing an emergency and asking him or her to send money or account information…
  • Nov 4

    Elders and Falls: The Danger and the Billion Dollar Price Tag

    Elders and Falls: The Danger and the Billion Dollar Price Tag
    Based on a 2012 study investigating the implications of injuries suffered by senior residents of nursing homes, some “24,190 fatal and 3.2 million medically treated non-fatal fall related injuries” were reported across the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2901

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1291

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Nov 10

    California Tax Guide for Marijuana Businesses and Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act

    California Tax Guide for Marijuana Businesses and Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act
    On Tuesday, California voters passed historic legislation by voting to allow the recreational use of marijuana in California. Regardless of your opinion about marijuana use, the legislation will have a huge impact on the state of California…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
Rank this Week: 2360