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California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

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

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    Ontario Canada Court Authorizes Class Action Against Canadian Attorney

    Ontario Canada Court Authorizes Class Action Against Canadian Attorney
    This came across my desk and was interesting enough that I wanted to pass it on. An Ontario court has authorized a lawsuit against a personal injury law firm. According to the story, 6,000 clients are able to "participate in...
  • Dec 18

    Do you need insurance for your drone?

    Do you need insurance for your drone?
    I was looking at a drone and Google, being smart, also gave me a link to a Bloomberg Business story about drone insurance. My first thought was "what?" Drone insurance? But as I read the article and started to consider...
  • Dec 15

    Parking Lot Danger for the Holiday

    Parking Lot Danger for the Holiday
    My friend Bob Kraft at Kraft & Associates in Dallas, TX has a great post this morning on the danger of parking lots during the holidays. Did you know that backing up accounts for 1% of drive time but 25%...
Rank this Week: 851

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 21

    California first state to pass legislation to expedite U Visa Certification

    California first state to pass legislation to expedite U Visa Certification
    Background Most illegal immigrants come to the United States to escape a life of poverty and violence. Unfortunately, once they are here they fail to report even the most heinous crimes committed against them for fear of being deported. This…
  • Nov 30

    J Waiver Hardship Approval Based on U.S. Citizen Child

    J Waiver Hardship Approval Based on U.S. Citizen Child
    A Success Story from the Ranchod Law Group A J Hardship Waiver Approval for a Middle East Client Filed: May 26, 2015 Approved: November 9, 2015 Client and his family are from a Middle Eastern country. Client entered the U.S. on a J visa with…
  • Nov 20

    I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement

    I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement
    I-612 Waiver Approval: Application to waive foreign residence requirement
Rank this Week: 2965

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/
  • Dec 20

    Congress Makes Charitable Rollover Permanent

    Congress Makes Charitable Rollover Permanent
    In last week’s end of the year budget bill, Congress made permanent the qualified charitable rollover distribution. This lets individuals who are 70 1/2 or older donate up to $100,000 a year directly from their IRA to qualified…
  • Dec 14

    Making Smart Charitable Gift

    Making Smart Charitable Gift
    As the year draws to a close, now is the time to consider making charitable gifts, both because it’s a good thing to do and because year-end charitable gifts will provide tax deductions. In addition to the time-tested check writing…
  • Dec 4

    Announcing my new E-Book on Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Announcing my new E-Book on Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    Free e-book available on estate planning for digital assets. Learn how to provide, or deny, access to your digital assets.
Rank this Week: 3470

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    PETALUMA LAWYER STEPHEN HEALY SUED - Malpractice, Fraud, Breach of Contract

    PETALUMA LAWYER STEPHEN HEALY SUED - Malpractice, Fraud, Breach of Contract
    Petaluma lawyer Stephen Healy has been sued by the Mandelbrot Law Firm.Filed Complaint - Mandelbrot v. Healy.pdf Despite being sued - Healy has continued to unethically solicit Mandelbrot clients. "The Complaint provides a good description…
  • Dec 15

    JENNIFER MORALES - CORRUPT ASBESTOS TRUST LAWYER - TYRANNIST (Updated 12/15/2015)

    JENNIFER MORALES - CORRUPT ASBESTOS TRUST LAWYER - TYRANNIST (Updated 12/15/2015)
    UPDATE - 12/16/2016 - Jennifer Morales continues to engage in extensive fraud and bad faith. While she may tout herself as a "Partner" and an "Established Lawyer", she is someone who has 'earned her stripes' by enabling fraud and harming the…
  • Nov 13

    Asbestos Trust Corrupt Lawyer - Kathleen Campbell Davis (Campbell & Levine, LLC)

    Asbestos Trust Corrupt Lawyer - Kathleen Campbell Davis (Campbell & Levine, LLC)
    Corrupt Asbestos Trust Lawyer - Kathleen Campbell Davis (Campbell and Levine) If you have filed a claim with the General Motors (MLC) Trust or A.P. Green Trust - watch out - the lawyer overseeing this Trust is one of the most dishonest in…
Rank this Week: 3492

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Alexander Law Group, LLP Wins $70 Million Punitive Judgment Against Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery

    Alexander Law Group, LLP Wins $70 Million Punitive Judgment Against Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery
    $9.8 Million in Compensatory Damages Levied by Jury Last Week San Jose, CA—December 14, 2015—Alexander Law Group, LLP announced today that a jury has awarded $70 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson’s…
  • Sep 24

    One Dead and Five Injured After Car Crashes Into Gym

    One Dead and Five Injured After Car Crashes Into Gym
    On Tuesday morning, one person was killed and five others were injured after a car crashed into a gym in Livermore. According to KRON Channel Four News, an 80-year-old driver was trying to park her Mercedes SUV when she hit the gas pedal…
  • Sep 22

    96 Percent of NFL Players Have Degenerative Brain Disease

    96 Percent of NFL Players Have Degenerative Brain Disease
    A recent Frontline investigation reported on the disturbing results of a study finding widespread brain damage in football players. According to researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University, a degenerative disease…
Rank this Week: 3392

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Where Should I File For Divorce?

    Where Should I File For Divorce?
    Where should I file for divorce? When contemplating a divorce, there are many things to consider, both practical and emotional. Taking on the financial and logistical aspects of a divorce alone can be an enormous burden. Issues such as child…
  • May 1

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?
    Santa Rosa supervised visitation attorney blog. According to California law, parents should have frequent and continuous contact with their minor children during the separation process and after their divorce is finalized. However, the law…
  • Apr 20

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce
    How are spousal support payments calculated in a California divorce? Ending a marriage can affect almost every aspect of your life, including your financial stability. In many relationships, one party chooses to forgo education or pursuing a…
Rank this Week: 3100

California Injury Attorney Blog

California Injury Attorney Blog

Covers California car accident, malpractice and products liability law. By Hersh & Hersh.

http://www.californiainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Shattering Consumer Trust — What “Clean Diesel,” Faulty Airbags and Bad Ignition Switches Have in Common

    Shattering Consumer Trust — What “Clean Diesel,” Faulty Airbags and Bad Ignition Switches Have in Common
    As 2015 comes to a close and we reflect on the year, the really big stories impacting consumers are tough to miss. Volkswagen’s scandal involving “clean diesel” that wasn’t clean at all; Takata’s scandal…
  • Jun 30

    Practicing Grace in Law Practice

    Practicing Grace in Law Practice
    Listening to President Obama's incredible eulogy of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, I was suddenly compelled to understand the meaning of grace. Amazing grace. And when a friend sent me a blog post by someone who studies and writes about the meaning…
  • Jun 20

    Verdict in Los Angeles Hip Implant Defect Case

    Verdict in Los Angeles Hip Implant Defect Case
    Recently, a Los Angeles jury awarded a hip implant plaintiff over $4 million dollars in a case involving a defect in manufacturing which eventually caused the hip to fracture and fail within the plaintiff's body. The plaintiff sued Wright…
Rank this Week: 3940

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Dec 11

    {New Blog Post} Features of "Family Business"

    {New Blog Post} Features of "Family Business"
    Estate Planning Consultant Steven M. Goldberg highlights characteristics or features of a family business in Chapter 1 of the 2014 edition of Matthew Bender's California Small Business Guide:For a family business entity that is an active…
  • Dec 11

    {New Blog Post} The "family business"

    {New Blog Post} The "family business"
    Family Business DefinedA "family business" is an enterprise owned or controlled by members of the same family. The term refers to the actual dollars and cents ownership of the business, rather than its legal structure. In terms of an active…
  • Sep 2

    What is the California Capital Access…

    What is the California Capital Access Program?California Capital Access Program or CalCAP is a loan program run by the California Pollution Control Financing Authority.Since it began, CalCAP lenders have cumulatively loaned over $2.2 billion…
Rank this Week: 4862

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Adult Day Care—An Alternative to Nursing Home Placement (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Adult Day Care—An Alternative to Nursing Home Placement (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Isolation is often a great danger to elders living independently and, as an alternative to moving into a nursing facility or assisted living facility, many elders have been able to remain living at home with the assistance of adult day care…
  • Dec 3

    Do You Need to Speak with an Elder Care Law Firm?

    Do You Need to Speak with an Elder Care Law Firm?
    The question of when you might need to speak to an elder care law firm can be a difficult one to answer. What is an elder care law firm? How can they help you? What if it is a loved one who needs help? This blog article will address these…
  • Nov 18

    Home Safety – Reducing the Risk of Falls (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Home Safety – Reducing the Risk of Falls (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and an older adult dies from a fall every 20 minutes. Falls can occur anywhere, but most occur in the home. Falls can be prevented and the home made safer for…
Rank this Week: 2326

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Shares insights about bankruptcy law and practice.

http://www.klavirlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    2016 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2016 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    How to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy starts with your bankruptcy petition. This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2016. It will help you Please see it below for your view and use: Please do not copy…
  • May 24

    2015 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2015 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2015. Please see it below for your view and use: Please do not copy the contents of the above Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition verbatim. It should be…
  • Mar 20

    2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    I can’t believe that it has been a couple years since I posted my first Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition. The Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2013. I continue to see Pro Se Debtors…
Rank this Week: 4893

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

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

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light
    Plaintiffs often make the mistake of alleging claims of false light on behalf of corporations. This often occurs when the case also involves individual plaintiffs, particularly in the context of internet defamation. It springs from a…
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

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

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
Rank this Week: 502

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1641

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: 2379

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 918

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Spotlight

    Spotlight
    The new movie Spotlight might be about the most exciting drama that could be made about filing a motion to unseal court records. (Some viewers might say that the movie is also about how a team of investigative journalists uncovered widespread…
  • Nov 15

    Trumbo

    Trumbo
    After the title character is seen getting fired and blacklisted in the new movie Trumbo, I’m thinking, as most lawyers would, that he should sue! Dalton Trumbo was a highly paid screenwriter under contract to MGM at the time, and would…
  • Nov 2

    Bridge of Spie

    Bridge of Spie
    The beleaguered legal profession should be gratified by the new Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, based on the true story of the prisoner exchange for U2 pilot Gary Powers. Unlike most movie portrayals of attorneys, this one casts its…
Rank this Week: 1778

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: 2174

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1573

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1829

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 23

    The Dangers of Nursing Home Falls: How Can We Prevent Elders From Falling?

    The Dangers of Nursing Home Falls: How Can We Prevent Elders From Falling?
    One of the most common dangers that the elderly encounter in nursing home settings is the potential for falls. According to the CDC, approximately 1,800 elderly adults die each year from fall-related injuries, while those that suffer from…
  • Nov 20

    The Dangers of Nursing Home Falls: How Can We Prevent Elders From Falling?

    The Dangers of Nursing Home Falls: How Can We Prevent Elders From Falling?
    One of the most common dangers that the elderly encounter in nursing home settings is the potential for falls. According to the CDC, approximately 1,800 elderly adults die each year from fall-related injuries, while those that suffer from…
  • Nov 11

    Not Just Another Telemarketer: Phone Fraud in Southern California

    Not Just Another Telemarketer: Phone Fraud in Southern California
    According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) "financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they're now considered the crime of the 21st century." There are all types of financial fraud including, investment schemes,…
Rank this Week: 2647

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent
    Ten Posts directed to trusted advisors, addressing issues of referring "clients with issues", to whom G.S.L.O. can provide ingenuity and practicality in advice and assistance:    I of X: HOW DO I REFER A PARENT WHO WANTS TO…
Rank this Week: 4189

Bay Area Wills, Trusts & Probate…

Bay Area Wills, Trusts & Probate Report

Covers planned giving, estate planning, taxes and wills and trusts. By Karen Meckstroth.

http://www.bayareawillsandtrustslawblog.com
  • Nov 19

    California Court Says Mother’s Trust Can Fund Trustee to Fight Trust Contest after Her Death

    California Court Says Mother’s Trust Can Fund Trustee to Fight Trust Contest after Her Death
    There’s a new no-contest case in California — Doolittle v. Exchange Bank (pdf).  The twist here is the beneficiary who contested the validity of trust amendments also sought to broaden the reach of…
  • Oct 27

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Bumps Up a Bit for 2016

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Bumps Up a Bit for 2016
    It’s that time when the IRS announces what you can pass on to others next year without paying federal gift or estate tax.  Revenue Procedure 2015-53 contains 27 pages of inflation-adjusted items for 2016.  Wedged between…
  • Oct 14

    California Protects Personal Autonomy at End-of-Life

    California Protects Personal Autonomy at End-of-Life
    When Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act on October 5th, California became the fifth state to allow physicians to assist terminally ill individuals to end their own lives. Governor Brown issued a signing…
Rank this Week: 3629

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

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

    What the Shift to Chip-Cards Means for Your Small Busine

    What the Shift to Chip-Cards Means for Your Small Busine
    Accepting credit cards just became a riskier and more expensive proposition for small business owners. As a law firm specializing in data breach prevention and response, we know that the United States lags behind comparable markets globally…
  • Sep 3

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege
    Data Breach incidents are a continuing threat to modern commercial activities.  Almost every company of every size is affected by data breach.  Large companies are obvious targets due to the size, nature and scope of their data…
  • Sep 3

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege
    Data Breach incidents are a continuing threat to modern commercial activities.  Almost every company of every size is affected by data breach.  Large companies are obvious targets due to the size, nature and scope of their data…
Rank this Week: 1704

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Nov 13

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet
    (*Interview with Attorney KC Marie Knox starts at 9min:50sec) Estate Planning Attorney KC Marie Knox was invited to “Love That Dog Hollywood” to speak about the importance of protecting your pet and planning in the event of a…
  • Jul 22

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know
    Attorney KC Marie Knox of Law Firm Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP will be teaching a 2-day Practical Course hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI) on the subject of Elder Law and Medicaid Planning. KC Marie Knox is a Los Angeles…
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: There is something that I constantly heard over…
Rank this Week: 3167

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 1441

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2870

California Securities Fraud Lawyer…

California Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities regulation, fiduciaries, and securities disputes news and updates. Published By Alcala Law Firm.

http://www.californiasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Investor Alert: Magnum Hunter Resources to be Delisted

    Investor Alert: Magnum Hunter Resources to be Delisted
    Today, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced their decision to proceed with delisting Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR). Trading in MHR's common stock will be suspended immediately causing irreparable harm to many main…
  • Oct 8

    Leveraged & Inverse ETFs: Public Enemy Number One

    Leveraged & Inverse ETFs: Public Enemy Number One
    By now, readers of this blog are hopefully aware that we are very negative on the marketing and sale of leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") to average investors. The New York Times recently published a news piece declaring…
  • Sep 22

    LPL Financial LLC Fined Again Over Sale of Non-Traded REIT

    LPL Financial LLC Fined Again Over Sale of Non-Traded REIT
    As previously reported in this blog, LPL Financial has recently been faced with numerous fines from various regulators and also securities lawsuits from unhappy investors over the firm's uncontrolled sale of non-traded REITs and leveraged…
Rank this Week: 4253

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

http://wwwrealestatemediation.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    Mold Habitability Standards for California Rental

    Mold Habitability Standards for California Rental
    November 7 2015California landlords should be aware that a new law starting January 1 2016is that Mold has been added to the list of habitability problemsNo obligation to repair until given notice or if a tenant fails to to keep property…
  • Nov 4

    California Smoke Alarm Reminder

    California Smoke Alarm Reminder
     November 4 2015Smoke Alarm Reminder for California LandlordsBeginning January 1, 2016Landlord shall install additional smoke alarms as needed, to insure that the smoke alarms are incompliance with current building  standards1) each…
  • Aug 13

    Small Claims Court California

    Small Claims Court California
    Having a dispute? One can file a claim up to $10,000 in California Superior Courts.Types of Disputes Real Estate, Landlord Tenant, vendor- vendee, money owedOne can visit the local court and often under forms file a simple application for…
Rank this Week: 2960

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen
    This week it was revealed that Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving it's vehicles to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA maintains a database of vehicle defects that lead to…
  • Nov 5

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen
    This week it was revealed that Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving it’s vehicles to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA maintains a database of vehicle defects that lead…
  • Nov 3

    California Consumers -- Beware of Arbitration Clause

    California Consumers -- Beware of Arbitration Clause
    An interesting expose in the New York Times about arbitration has sparked a lot of interest. KQED's radio program Forum, featured one of the authors and provided a lively discussion from the audience. Arbitration clauses are now commonly…
Rank this Week: 4522

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate taxes, probate, trusts, wills and estate planning. By Julia Burt Law and El Paseo Law Group.

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Importance of Changing Beneficiary Designations after Divorce

    Importance of Changing Beneficiary Designations after Divorce
    A surprising number of families learn the painful lesson that divorce doesn’t fully resolve beneficial ownership issues with certain retirement accounts. Any plans governed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974…
  • Oct 9

    Right to Die in California

    Right to Die in California
    On October 5, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation allowing terminally ill patients in California the option to end their lives. The so-called Option to Die Act will not come into effect until sometime in 2016. California joins…
  • Sep 25

    Ancillary Probate in California

    Ancillary Probate in California
    We frequently get calls from beneficiaries wanting to change the title to California vacation homes. They already have a probate process in another state and merely need help “transferring title.” However, transferring title to…
Rank this Week: 3141

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/
Rank this Week: 2858

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

Looks at personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical news from around the Sacramento area.

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 3

    Arbitration Clauses: Depriving Consumers of Legal Recourse

    Arbitration Clauses: Depriving Consumers of Legal Recourse
    Recently, The New York Times published an article about arbitration clauses and the impact they’ve had on the justice system. Arbitration clauses have effectively blocked many consumers from seeking a legal recourse. Below,…
  • Jul 16

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Eleventh Consecutive Year

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Eleventh Consecutive Year
    Sacramento trial attorney and founder of Cutter Law P.C. recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer for his eleventh consecutive year. July 16, 2015 – (Sacramento, CA) – C. Brooks Cutter, founder of Cutter Law P.C., has been…
  • Jul 13

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life
    On Sunday, 33-year-old Mustafa Rafi was killed and his 8-year-old son suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a distracted driver while bike riding to a nearby store. Mustafa, along with his wife and four kids, arrived in…
Rank this Week: 1526

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?
    The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA) created the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  It gives employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers.  This is called unionization.  It…
  • Jun 4

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

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

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted
    In January I posted an article about Augustus v. ABM Securities.  In that case, the appellate court held that employees were provided compliant rest breaks even though the employees were technically “on-call” and had to…
Rank this Week: 1144

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

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

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Nov 2

    What Motivates Employees to Sue their Employer?

    What Motivates Employees to Sue their Employer?
    I’ve written extensively about this subject. I’ve repeated it over and over that employees don’t sue their boss because “the law was broken,” they sue because they feel like they were treated like garbage.…
  • Oct 15

    Top 3 Excuses Employers Use to Fire Employee

    Top 3 Excuses Employers Use to Fire Employee
    Our firm receives dozens of calls per week from people who were terminated from their job. Whenever people call we always ask, “Why did your company fire you?” While we receive a variety of answers, we do hear some of ……
  • Oct 2

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Men Harassing Men or Women Harassing Women is still Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Men Harassing Men or Women Harassing Women is still Harassment
    Is same-sex sexual harassment even a legal claim? Although sexual harassment in the workplace claims are often brought by female employees, they can also be brought by male employees against female supervisors or coworkers, and even male…
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Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer…

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, negligence and product liability. By The Bogan Law Firm.

http://www.modestopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    Suing The Employee's Boss: When Does Respondeat Superior Apply in California Personal Injury Lawsuits?

    Suing The Employee's Boss: When Does Respondeat Superior Apply in California Personal Injury Lawsuits?
    In Delgado v. Las Lomas Spanish Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, a woman in a car crashed into a bike rider. The woman had just finished preaching door-to-door as a Jehovah's Witness. She was a member of the religion and the Bancroft…
  • Oct 22

    Slip and Fall in a California Parking Lot

    Slip and Fall in a California Parking Lot
    Slip and fall cases can be challenging to prove in California. In many cases, defendants bring motions for summary judgment to get the case dismissed on the grounds that the plaintiff can't prove crucial elements of notice or…
  • Jul 13

    Bar Owner Liability and Negligent Security in California

    Bar Owner Liability and Negligent Security in California
    Generally bar owners and operators in California cannot be held civilly liable for the acts done by their patrons while intoxicated. Liability that is extended to bar owners for the actions of their patrons is known as "dram shop" laws. Laws…
Rank this Week: 3417

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/
  • Oct 27

    Are Proposition 65 Warnings Required for Meat?

    Are Proposition 65 Warnings Required for Meat?
    This story will be just about impossible for anyone to miss: Yesterday, the International Agency for Research on Cancer ("IARC"), an agency of the World Health Organization, which is itself an agency of the United Nations, announced a…
  • Oct 2

    Consumer Legal Remedies Act: Court of Appeal Provides a Guide to How Defendants Can Shut These Actions Down

    Consumer Legal Remedies Act: Court of Appeal Provides a Guide to How Defendants Can Shut These Actions Down
    It’s nice once in awhile when a court understands how the real world works. It’s also nice when a court holds a statute means what it says. The Court of Appeal recently did both those things in Benson v. Southern...
  • Sep 18

    Coming Soon to The Proposition 65 List: Roundup, Malathion and Aloe Vera

    Coming Soon to The Proposition 65 List: Roundup, Malathion and Aloe Vera
    There are more than 800 chemicals on the Proposition 65 list, supposedly known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. CBL doesn't try to report on every new listing. But we've seen...
Rank this Week: 520

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Features information, tidbits, and stories of legal interest to California paralegals. By Lori Paul.

http://lorijpaul.com
  • Oct 26

    Lori is Reworking her Blawg, Please be Patient!

    Lori is Reworking her Blawg, Please be Patient!
    The year 2015 has been a difficult one for me and my family.  My youngest son, Brian, age 39, lost his battle to diabetes, bi-polar disorder and addiction on May 30, 2015.  While I continue to work as a Paralegal and have attempted…
  • Jul 31

    ABA to Debate Attorney Mental Health Disclosure

    ABA to Debate Attorney Mental Health Disclosure
    ABA to debate how much a bar applicant should have to reveal their mental health history.…
  • May 25

    Licensing Paralegals in California

    Licensing Paralegals in California
    I just read a great blog at The Estrin Report, written by fellow paralegal, Chere Estrin, called “Still Thinking about Licensing Paralegals? Hogwash.  Old School Thinking.” I am still on the fence about licensing paralegals.…
Rank this Week: 4403

Food Safety and Risk Management

Food Safety and Risk Management

Covers food safety and food liability issues, such as minimizing the risk of and responding to food recalls. By Steven A. Kronenberg.

http://foodlawblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Shigella Food Poisoning Outbreak Closes San Jose Restaurant

    Shigella Food Poisoning Outbreak Closes San Jose Restaurant
    (Photo credits: http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_28995979/update-dozens-sickened-12-intensive-care-after-eating; KGO ABC 7 News.) The Santa Clara County Health Department has closed Mariscos San Juan, a San Jose, California seafood…
  • Apr 21

    Followup Re: GMOs and the Pesticide Arms Race: EPA Considering Testing Food for Roundup Residue

    Followup Re: GMOs and the Pesticide Arms Race: EPA Considering Testing Food for Roundup Residue
     (Photo Credit: zengardener.com. Trademarks and copyrights are property of their registered owners.) As reported by Reuters and Food Safety News, the EPA is considering testing food products for residues of glyphosate, also known by the…
  • Apr 18

    Genetically Modified Foods Are Still A Problem

    Genetically Modified Foods Are Still A Problem
    I hold Bill Nye in high regard for all he has done to raise public awareness of important scientific issues.  However, I respectfully disagree with his love of GMO foods for at least four reasons. (1) The Pesticide Resistance Arms Race:…
Rank this Week: 3123

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown
    By Michael Reiter Attorney at Law You may have seen the articles about the new California law that permits dead lawns during the drought. Here is the text of AB1, introduced by Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino):…
  • Apr 6

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
Rank this Week: 3068

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Covers all types of criminal defense topics.

http://www.losangelescrimelawyer.com/blog/
  • Oct 7

    Gun Control, Mass Shootings and Mass Distraction

    Gun Control, Mass Shootings and Mass Distraction
    There appears to be an immediate discussion about gun control every time an unfortunate incident occurs. It seems such a discussion is based on dogma and entrenched in political beliefs rather than a rational discussion of what’s truly…
  • May 19

    Recent Cases, Criminal Law & The Second Amendment

    Recent Cases, Criminal Law & The Second Amendment
    As the national debate over guns and control continues, a new appellate decision once again struck down the District of Columbia’s efforts to restrict (and make it as difficult as possible) for residents to carry a firearm. Washington…
  • May 5

    Accused of Domestic Violence? Get a Lawyer!

    Accused of Domestic Violence? Get a Lawyer!
    Ever since the days of the O.J. Simpson case, domestic violence penalties have become stiffer and the consequences more severe. We have posted here many such celebrity incidents. However, except for the high profile nature of celebrity…
Rank this Week: 1801

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Covers California probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, incapacity and related topics. By Helene P. Dreyer Koch.

http://indianwellsestateplanningattorney.com/
  • Oct 6

    California Passes Right to Die Law

    California Passes Right to Die Law
    New Law Permits Terminally Ill Patients to End Their Lives. Known as the End of Life Option Act, California’s newest law decriminalizes self-end to one’s life and allows terminally ill people to end their lives humanely.  The…
  • Oct 2

    DIY Death Transfer by Deed Is No Substitute for a Good Estate Plan

    DIY Death Transfer by Deed Is No Substitute for a Good Estate Plan
    Joint Tenancy or California’s new “Transfer on Death Deed” May Help with Do-It-Yourself (DYI) Planning, But It Is Easy to Make Mistakes.  Existing law allows a “joint tenancy with right of survivorship” deed…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage
    In a landmark decision issued June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the right of same sex couples to marry in the United States. My fellow members at Wealth Counsel issued a succinct summary of this ruling ……
Rank this Week: 2418

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    Orange County Woman Sentenced For Foreclosure Fraud

    Orange County Woman Sentenced For Foreclosure Fraud
    An Orange County woman was sentenced to six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to crimes related to mortgage fraud.  Najia Jalan, 31, of Costa Mesa, used different companies such as United Mortgage Protection, OC…
  • Oct 5

    Laguna Niguel Teen Arrested in Hit and Run

    Laguna Niguel Teen Arrested in Hit and Run
    Andrew Michaels, 19, of Laguna Niguel was arrested Saturday following the death of a San Clemente man who was killed while crossing the street on his skateboard.  Cesar Medina, 23, was rushed to Mission Hospital after being struck by a…
  • Sep 29

    Saudi Prince Arrested in Los Angeles for Sexual Assault

    Saudi Prince Arrested in Los Angeles for Sexual Assault
    Saudi Prince Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 28 was arrested after an employee at his Beverly Hills estate told police he tried to force her to perform oral sex on her.  Prince Al-Saudi was released on $300,000 bail. Neighbors in the exclusive…
Rank this Week: 4210

Legal Salad

Legal Salad

Covers new developments and various caveats in bankruptcy law. By the Law Offices of Victoria Maydanik.

http://www.lawyervictoria.com/bankruptcy-attorney-blog/
  • Oct 5

    Disabled clients in bankruptcy

    Disabled clients in bankruptcy
    The post Disabled clients in bankruptcy appeared first on About bankruptcy.
  • Jun 17

    Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy?

    Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy?
    Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy? is a post from: About bankruptcy Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy? is a post from: About bankruptcy The post Do you have to explain…
  • Dec 3

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy
    How to improve credit after bankruptcy is a post from: About bankruptcyHow to improve credit after bankruptcy is a post from: About bankruptcy
Rank this Week: 3663

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
Rank this Week: 3734

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates.

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1694

Law and Software

Law and Software

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

http://www.lawandsoftware.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 27

    Chrome works fine on my low cost unlocked firephone. So does Gmail

    Chrome works fine on my low cost unlocked firephone. So does Gmail
    I have Chrome on my Amazon firephone. I use gmail all the time. And I didn’t try to install google play services. I know there are ways to do it – but I don’t like the idea of installing rogue “copies” of key…
Rank this Week: 2522