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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/
  • Feb 12

    California mandatory bicycle helmet law and retroreflective clothing bill [Senate Bill 192 2015]

    California mandatory bicycle helmet law and retroreflective clothing bill [Senate Bill 192 2015]
    This is an interesting bill (reprinted below as of this posting) just introduced February 10, 2015 here in the California Legislature. Most states bicycle helmet laws only require helmets for minors (under 18). This proposed law goes well…
  • Nov 11

    High profile helmet case against Citi bike

    High profile helmet case against Citi bike
    This is an interesting recent case against the very large and prominent Citi Bike operation in New York. There has been a lot of media attention on them.  Unfortunately it is not clear from the article what stage the case is in. Our…
  • Jan 24

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation
    Published July 29, 2013 in Bicycle Retailer and Industry NewsRepublished with permissionby Steven W HansenAfter reading two articles in BRAIN’s June 15, 2013 issue (“Speedy e-bikes trouble industry” and “NYC e-bike…
Rank this Week: 4179

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/
  • Feb 12

    Filing A CIF Appeal On Sports Denials, How Does The Hearing Process Work?

    Filing A CIF Appeal On Sports Denials, How Does The Hearing Process Work?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Has your son or daughter been banned from playing sports by the local CIF office due to an alleged "sports motivated" transfer?  Is your initial sit-out period being…
  • Jan 23

    Does It Really Matter If Students Can't Be Expelled Or Suspended For Willful Defiance Or Disruption?

    Does It Really Matter If Students Can't Be Expelled Or Suspended For Willful Defiance Or Disruption?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Recently, the suspension and expulsion codes of California were altered to take "willfully defied" and "disrupted" out of the mix as bases for expulsion (any grade) and…
  • Jan 13

    How To Consent To Some, But Not All, Of An IEP Document

    How To Consent To Some, But Not All, Of An IEP Document
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995 With special education, the magic document is the Individualized Education Program document, simply called the "IEP."  [The IEP document is different from the IEP…
Rank this Week: 2897

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys…

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By the Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy.

http://www.sacramento-bankruptcy-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Feb 12

    USEFUL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FILING BANKRUPTCY AND DIVORCE SIMULTANEOUSLY

    USEFUL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FILING BANKRUPTCY AND DIVORCE SIMULTANEOUSLY
    Many people going through bankruptcy or divorce in the Sacramento area find that these two distinct legal fields can actually run hand in hand. Often times, financial problems can lead to the breakdown of a marriage, or conversely, the…
  • Feb 4

    BANKRUPTCY DEMOGRAPHICS AND STATISTICS

    BANKRUPTCY DEMOGRAPHICS AND STATISTICS
    Many people considering filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the Sacramento metropolitan area are interested to know the statistics associated with filing for protection from their creditors and elimination of their debts. These…
  • Jan 8

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception
    As a Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorney, my potential clients are often concerned with the ramifications of filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy Petition. It is my job to help people understand and explain some of the myths that surround…
Rank this Week: 5055

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
  • Feb 12

    California Eminent Domain Project News: Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Updates and Current Issue

    California Eminent Domain Project News: Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Updates and Current Issue
    Construction of the Crenshaw/LAX green line has been underway for many months now. The project is planned to connect the north-south Crenshaw Line and the east-west Green Line into a monorail system that extends towards the LAX.  This…
  • Feb 12

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Settles Lawsuit with Bakersfield

    California Eminent Domain Project News: California High Speed Rail Settles Lawsuit with Bakersfield
    Last month, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board held that the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, is pre-empted by federal environmental law relative to the Fresno-Bakersfield route of the proposed high speed rail. STB stated in…
  • Dec 24

    Claremonts Ready for Golden State Water System Takeover

    Claremonts Ready for Golden State Water System Takeover
    In early November of this year, Claremont resident voters backed a measure that gave the city the ability to borrow as much as $135 million dollars to acquire Golden State Water Co., a private water company servicing the City of Claremont.…
Rank this Week: 3990

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/
  • Feb 11

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff
    Estate planning is often motivated by the big things. I’m not getting philosophical here. Forget about life and death. On a practical level, what brings families into my office are often the big financial assets–the house,…
  • Jan 23

    Right to Die Law Proposed for California

    Right to Die Law Proposed for California
    For the first time since 2007, legislation has been introduced in this year’s State Senate that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in California. The bill, SB 128,  The End of Life Option Act, is modeled on Oregon’s…
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
     I am wishing a lovely New Year to all of our    clients and readers! May 2015 bring love, wisdom, and compassion to you all. Here’s to keeping all of our eyes firmly fixed on what truly matters in the year ahead, in…
Rank this Week: 3592

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/
  • Feb 11

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial
    Now, more than ever, terms like “illegal alien,” “illegal immigrant,” and “undocumented worker” generate fear and controversy in our society.  And in the courtroom setting, the passionate responses…
  • Jan 7

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)
    “This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET…
  • Jun 26

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court

    Changing of the Guard at State’s High Court
    The California Supreme Court is undergoing a few changes. Justice Joyce L. Kennard has retired and has not yet been replaced. And Justice Marvin R. Baxter is leaving at the end of the year. Much has already been written…
Rank this Week: 1586

Blane Law Blog

Blane Law Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Mark C. Blane.

http://www.blanelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4851

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
  • Feb 10

    Felix v. AAA – UPDATE- Checks Delivered to Claims Administrator 2.10.15

    Felix v. AAA – UPDATE- Checks Delivered to Claims Administrator 2.10.15
    It was just reported to our office that checks were delivered to the claims administrator. We will follow up and report when they are being mailed. Please make sure they have your updated address, phone and email. Krista Tittle •…
  • Jan 3

    Update of California Employment Laws 2015

    Update of California Employment Laws 2015
    It is that time of year again for California employers revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California employment laws that take effect on January 1, 2015, or shortly thereafter. This year there is…
  • Dec 7

    Timeline for Felix v. AAA Class Member Checks Released

    Timeline for Felix v. AAA Class Member Checks Released
    According to the claims administrator, Simpluris, the timeline for the class member distribution is as follows: 12/05/2014 – Disbursement Database sent to Counsel 12/10/2014 – Deadline for Disbursement Database to be approved by…
Rank this Week: 3804

Rifkin Consulting Attorney…

Rifkin Consulting Attorney Recruiter Blog

Covers job search advice for lawyers.

http://rifkinconsulting.com/blog
  • Feb 10

    Ten Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile

    Ten Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile
    My esteemed colleague, Anabella Bonfa, is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who writes and lectures on how to enhance your LinkedIn profile to maximize this marketing tool.  I have personally observed how Anabella works…
  • May 16

    Get My Attention – Send a Respectable Cover Letter!

    Get My Attention – Send a Respectable Cover Letter!
    Recently I read an article by a recruiter who very straightforwardly acknowledged that she often receives unimpressive application materials from job-seekers.  This is often a non-starter and the result is…Delete.  Why? …
  • May 9

    Make Yourself Memorable!

    Make Yourself Memorable!
    Summertime is almost here and numerous law students will begin jobs, many in law firms.  These are probably the lucky ones, because they will have an edge over colleagues who were unable to secure a position.    Our…
Rank this Week: 2010

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Does Facebook have a Role in Divorce Cases?

    Does Facebook have a Role in Divorce Cases?
    Does Facebook have a role in divorce cases? Many people believe Facebook to be simply a way to have fun, stay in touch with friends play games, and other light-hearted and harmless activities. However, Facebook has been playing an increasing…
  • Jan 9

    What is a Divorce Deposition?

    What is a Divorce Deposition?
    What is a divorce deposition? Just like each marriage is different, each divorce case is also different. Some divorces are uncontested with few major issues and with couples agreeing on a settlement relatively easily and efficiently. Other…
  • Dec 23

    Child Support Enforcement in California

    Child Support Enforcement in California
    Child Support Enforcement in California. When a judge officially finalizes your divorce—approving any settlement agreements, issuing orders for child support or spousal support, and legally dissolving your marriage—you may feel a…
Rank this Week: 3214

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 9

    San Jose Strikes Out in Baseball Antitrust Challenge

    San Jose Strikes Out in Baseball Antitrust Challenge
    “Baseball? It’s just a game — as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. It’s a sport, business — and sometimes even religion.” Ernie Harwell, “The Game for…
  • Jan 9

    Can the State Seek Restitution After a Class Action Settlement?

    Can the State Seek Restitution After a Class Action Settlement?
    In The People of the State of California v. IntelliGender, LLC, 771 F.3d 1169 (9th Cir. Nov. 7, 2014) (Wardlaw, J.), the Ninth Circuit said the answer is “no.”  A federal court had approved a class action settlement involving…
  • Dec 4

    Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit

    Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit
    On November 26, 2014, the Seventh Circuit (Posner, J.) issued its order upon rehearing of Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp. (Case No. 14-8003). Motorola still effectively lost the appeal, but the Court’s more circumspect…
Rank this Week: 2750

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

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

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.
    FICO announced it will make up to 18 variations of consumers’ FICO scores available for the first time. FICO publishes different scores based on the needs of the type of credit involved–car loans, mortgages, credit cards, etc.…
  • Jan 25

    Useful List of all Credit Reporting Agencie

    Useful List of all Credit Reporting Agencie
    Most people are familiar with Experian, Equifax and Trans Union, but there are many more credit reporting agencies (CRAs) that are unknown to most people. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published a list of all the CRAs. The…
  • Dec 16

    Medical Debt Wreaks Havoc on Consumers’ Credit Report

    Medical Debt Wreaks Havoc on Consumers’ Credit Report
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report that reveals that over 1 in 5 consumers, or 43 million, have black marks on their credit reports for medical debts, and that medical debts constitute over half of debt…
Rank this Week: 1102

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

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

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
Rank this Week: 2179

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer & Associates, P.C.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Feb 7

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 2)

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we discussed the non-legal issues that can influence where to incorporate, such as financial, convenience of where they are doing business, and continuing operations.  Now we will discuss some of the legal considerations for…
  • Jan 28

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 1)

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 1)
    Where should I incorporate? This is a question that I am often asked, and although we can explore the legal issues as to where you should incorporate, there are non-legal issues to consider as well.  People often hear advertising…
  • Jan 22

    Do I need to update my estate plan if I am moving?

    Do I need to update my estate plan if I am moving?
    There are many things that can cause someone to move, and depending to the reasons, the method, or other decisions, it may be appropriate to update a trust or a will.  Some of the reasons for moving, may be a reason to review, for…
Rank this Week: 1440

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

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

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1054

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury…

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury Blog

Covers incidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.

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

    Aviation Legal Update

    Aviation Legal Update
    A federal appellate court in Narayanan et al. v. British Airways (No. 11-5580, 2014 WL 1057304; 9th Cir. Mar. 19, 2014) has decided that the family of a British Airways passenger, who died six months after the carrier allegedly denied him…
  • Aug 22

    Wrong Way Driver Fatality

    Wrong Way Driver Fatality
    Early this morning August 22, 2014 a man, who has not been publicly identified, died after driving his Nissan Xterra north on the southbound State Route 163. The Accident happened around 2am near State Route 52 and involved a U.S. Postal…
  • Aug 22

    Fatal Single Car Crash in Oceanside

    Fatal Single Car Crash in Oceanside
    Three lives were lost and five were injured last night, Thursday August 21, 2014 as a vehicle carrying 8 total passengers drove off of State Route 78 and smashed into a power pole. CHP Reports are not clear as to what caused the 19 year old…
Rank this Week: 3508

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/
  • Feb 5

    What are Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders and What do They Prevent?

    What are Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders and What do They Prevent?
    When you first read the words automatic temporary restraining orders, a lot of things can go through your head. So what are these things and why are they really important to your California divorce case? This article focuses on the following…
  • Jan 15

    What Will My Divorce Lawyer Need and Ask Me? Answers About Information and Documents.

    What Will My Divorce Lawyer Need and Ask Me? Answers About Information and Documents.
    What will my divorce lawyer need? What will my divorce lawyer ask me? When searching for a divorce lawyer, it’s normal to wonder. You have never been through a divorce before and it’s a little scary walking into an…
  • Jan 1

    Will My Wife Get Spousal Support from Me for Life?

    Will My Wife Get Spousal Support from Me for Life?
    In a long-term marriage, spousal support for life is every high income earner’s fear. “Will my wife get spousal support from me for life” is usually the first question a man will ask in a California divorce. But is that…
Rank this Week: 2009

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: 3005

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: 919

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: 2531

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    One Sonoma CHP Officer Gets Two DUI Drivers on 101

    One Sonoma CHP Officer Gets Two DUI Drivers on 101
    Sonoma County CHP Officer Mike Phennecie arrested two drivers within a matter of hours on Highway 101 on Monday. Shortly before 6 a.m. Officer Phennecie stopped a Honda Civic traveling northbound for speeding, allegedly at 92 mph. The driver…
  • Jan 31

    Sonoma County DUI Enforcement Increased for Super Bowl

    Sonoma County DUI Enforcement Increased for Super Bowl
    Sonoma County law enforcement agencies will be sending out extra patrols to look for intoxicated drivers on Super Sunday. These special patrols are solely used to look for drunk drivers and to make DUI arrests. The Santa Rosa-area CHP,…
  • Jan 30

    Extra DUI Patrols In Marin For Super Bowl Weekend

    Extra DUI Patrols In Marin For Super Bowl Weekend
    The multi police agency DUI enforcement team, "Avoid the Marin 13" will be putting extra officer out this weekend to look for drunk drivers. Football fans on Super Bowl Sunday had better not drink and drive as the police will...
Rank this Week: 4180

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Feb 2

    The California Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claim

    The California Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claim
    What you need to know You may have heard the term, “statute of limitations.” Here the experienced personal injury attorneys at Bohn & Fletcher explain the term and what it may mean to you and your injury claim. First, a…
  • Jan 22

    Santa Clara County Probes into Accident-Prone Driver

    Santa Clara County Probes into Accident-Prone Driver
    Campbell public employees among them  Santa Clara County performed an audit in 2009 that identified a small number a drivers whose poor driving records resulted in the most number of accidents. The San Jose Mercury News reported that in…
  • Jan 6

    Representing Bus Accident Victims Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area

    Representing Bus Accident Victims Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
    We seek full and fair compensation from negligent bus drivers and their companies  In 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported 12,000 bus crashes nationwide and 23,000 people injured as a result. Accidents involving…
Rank this Week: 1868

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

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

    Penal Code 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Nonviolent Firearm Offense

    Penal Code 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Nonviolent Firearm Offense
    Penal Code Chapter 2.9C 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Firearm Offenses The Legislature has introduced a new bill that will establish a pretrial diversion education program for those who are arrested for nonviolent misdemeanor or felony…
  • Jan 16

    Long Term Consequences To Pleading Guilty To Gun Charge

    Long Term Consequences To Pleading Guilty To Gun Charge
    One of the most overlooked areas of criminal defense is the consequence to the defendant, after a conviction, to his or her gun rights. There are numerous convictions under the statutes that would bar a defendant from possessing or owning a…
  • Jan 2

    Teenagers and the Law

    Teenagers and the Law
    Turning 18 is a very exciting time in a teenager’s life, as well as for their parents. However, for most parents, along with the excitement that a parent feels for their child, there comes the serious reality of just what that means.…
Rank this Week: 1613

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1156

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4458

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Feb 1

    Oral Complaints About Labor Law Violations Are Protected

    Oral Complaints About Labor Law Violations Are Protected
    Some employees assume that unless they have proof of complaining about a particular labor law violation, the protections of anti-retaliation laws do not apply to them. However, as the US Supreme Court recently held in Kasten v Saint-Gobain…
  • Jan 29

    How Being Rude to Your Boss Can Ruin Your Wrongful Termination Case

    How Being Rude to Your Boss Can Ruin Your Wrongful Termination Case
    Suppose your boss engages in what’s clear to be a discriminatory conduct toward you because of your age, race, gender, or because the employer is really unhappy that you filed a workers comp claim or harassment complaint. You are not…
  • Jan 18

    How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case

    How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case
    The post How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case appeared first on San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blog.
Rank this Week: 1627

Orange County Business &…

Orange County Business & Entertainment Law

Covers business, entertainment, restaurant, retail and landlord/tenant law. By Ashley C. L. Brown.

http://ocbusinessentertainmentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    The best watches in the world!

    The best watches in the world!
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  • Jan 20

    Best watches in the world! Luxury bags, phones, jewelry in our boutique.

    Best watches in the world! Luxury bags, phones, jewelry in our boutique.
    Best watches in the world! +Luxury bags,phones,jewelry in our boutique- http://x.co/6Aq55 zwu opnb fp osm gbzgl dkvd tjlpo udje zz qrymp vzvy jhfles t phjhe blbkh q sjw xq bbo lea xbhi gydprrbf rm hdutn mvd avoxm…
  • Jan 16

    An Invite from your LinkedIn contact Lauren Zahringer

    An Invite from your LinkedIn contact Lauren Zahringer
    Get Matched With Professionals Who NEED What You OFFER  Sign-In to OPPRTUNITY to discover a business …
Rank this Week: 4828

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jan 30

    Being “On-Call” Does Not Consitute “Work”

    Being “On-Call” Does Not Consitute “Work”
    The Second Appellate District published its decision in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, which overturned a trial court’s award of $90 million in statutory damages, interest, penalties, and attorney fees for a class of…
  • Jan 23

    Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees Redux

    Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees Redux
    In an earlier article on New Laws for 2015 and on our website, Associate Robert Nuddleman, mentioned the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.  Let’s take a closer look at that new law. On or after July 1,…
  • Jan 9

    California Supreme Court Refuses Sleep Time Exemption

    California Supreme Court Refuses Sleep Time Exemption
    The California Supreme Court issued its decision in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, where the court examined California’s sleep time rules for employees working 24-hour shifts.  I previously wrote about this case in 2013,…
Rank this Week: 1118

Higbee & Associates News

Higbee & Associates News

Covers law firm news.

http://www.higbeeassociates.com/news/
  • Jan 29

    Higbee & Associates Continues Tradition of Serving Veteran

    Higbee & Associates Continues Tradition of Serving Veteran
    Attorney Mathew Higbee of Higbee & Associates gave a presentation at an event for veterans at The California Endowment Conference Center in Los Angeles on the 27th of January. The daylong event, entitled “The…
  • Mar 31

    Another Successful Published Appeal for H&A

    Another Successful Published Appeal for H&A
    Recordgone.com, a division of the Law Firm of Higbee and Associates, recently defended an appeal of a granted California expungement. The question in the case was whether a conviction for an attempted violation of section 288(a) could be…
  • Mar 12

    Canada Takes Steps to Initiate an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Program

    Canada Takes Steps to Initiate an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Program
    Canada is working to improve border security by proposing the implementation of the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirement. Under this proposal citizens from countries other than the United States that do not currently require a…
Rank this Week: 1044

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Jan 29

    The Feds Are Fishing For Loan Shark Collector

    The Feds Are Fishing For Loan Shark Collector
    Many ― but not all ― debt collectors working for loan sharks are alleged humans who do the bidding of the dark side of the force.  I have written about abusive debt collectors several times, in unflattering terms.  It…
  • Jan 23

    Obamacare And Bankruptcy

    Obamacare And Bankruptcy
    One of the putative motivations for enacting Obamacare (a.k.a. The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act; have fun reading it, and make sure you have industrial quantities of coffee on hand) was to ensure that no one would be financially…
  • Jan 22

    Can The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Seize Your Postpetition Commissions?

    Can The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Seize Your Postpetition Commissions?
    I recently answered a question posed by a fellow bankruptcy attorney, and thought you might find the discussion interesting. Here’s an edited version of my colleague’s question: A Chapter 7 debtor who is a real estate broker had…
Rank this Week: 3832

Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

By Christopher Rehmet.

http://www.shermanaccidentlaw.com/personal-injury-law-blog/
  • Jan 28

    Do Trucks and SUVs Provide a Safer Commute for Your Family?

    Do Trucks and SUVs Provide a Safer Commute for Your Family?
    Countless Texas drivers are concerned with their own safety, as well as the safety of their friends and family riding in the backseat. As such, many drivers often choose to purchase larger, heavier automobiles, such as trucks and SUVs,…
  • Dec 29

    Personal Injury Protection Insurance in Texas – What You Need to Know

    Personal Injury Protection Insurance in Texas – What You Need to Know
    Texas, along with numerous others states, examines “fault” in a car accident when determining who is financially responsible. More specifically, according to the Texas Department of Insurance, “Texas law requires people who…
  • Sep 19

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer
    It is vital to have representation on your side if you hope to recover compensation after a car accident in north Texas. After all, an attorney’s sole job is to advocate on your behalf in order to help you win payment for any damages…
Rank this Week: 1844

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease
    The terms of commercial leases vary significantly depending on the type of commercial property being leased and the specific business goals of both landlords and tenants. "Option clauses," also known as "renewal terms,"…
  • Jan 20

    Derivative Lawsuits and the Closely Held Corporation

    Derivative Lawsuits and the Closely Held Corporation
    In general, shareholders are not permitted to sue corporations on their own behalf seeking damages for themselves. Instead, they are required to bring an action against wrongdoers (usually the officers and/or directors of the corporation) on…
  • Jan 13

    Indemnification Clauses in Commercial Leasing

    Indemnification Clauses in Commercial Leasing
    Indemnity clauses in general are designed to shift liability for claims asserted by third parties from one party to another. In the commercial lease context, tenants typically agree to both indemnify landlords and to defend and hold them…
Rank this Week: 4473

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/
  • Jan 27

    OEHHA Proposes Proposition 65 Warning "Reforms." Really?

    OEHHA Proposes Proposition 65 Warning "Reforms." Really?
    Almost two years ago, California Governor Jerry Brown announced a series of proposals to reform Proposition 65. These were going to include • Capping or limiting private party enforcer attorney’s fees; • Requiring a stronger…
  • Aug 21

    Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Cal Supremes To Hear Asbestos Take-Home Case

    Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Cal Supremes To Hear Asbestos Take-Home Case
    Just a few days ago, CBL reviewed the state of the law in California on company liability for asbestos take-home exposure. We framed the question this way: When a worker has been exposed to asbestos fibers and brought those fibers...
  • Aug 5

    Asbestos Take-Home Exposure: Will the Cal Supremes Decide?

    Asbestos Take-Home Exposure: Will the Cal Supremes Decide?
    The last 90 days have seen two Court of Appeal decisions addressing this question: when a worker has been exposed to asbestos fibers and brought those fibers home on his or her clothing, can a relative who contracts mesothelioma sue...
Rank this Week: 2422

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

Covers consumer finance developments, trends and analysis. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1707

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4332

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 23

    It's important to keep your lawyer informed

    It's important to keep your lawyer informed
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:Hello everyone. This is Robert Mansour and I wanted to make a brief video today about keeping your lawyer in the loop. This is something that happens to me on many cases even though I tell my clients this over and over again.…
  • Dec 14

    The critical importance of good photo

    The critical importance of good photo
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Hello everyone. This is Robert Mansour. I'm a personal injury lawyer in the Los Angeles area. Today I want to talk about something that I've talked about before but I think it deserves some more more attention. That is the…
  • Oct 13

    Don't ignore your medical bills after an accident

    Don't ignore your medical bills after an accident
    Today I wanted to write a blog entry about medical bills that you might incur during your personal injury case. If you incurred medical bills from the hospital, an emergency room, urgent care, or other facility, you are responsible for those…
Rank this Week: 989

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Jan 23

    Can your trial judge give you a boost toward getting appellate review of a non-appealable order?

    Can your trial judge give you a boost toward getting appellate review of a non-appealable order?
    In theory, at least, the answer is yes, in some circumstances, by certifying the non-appealable order pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 166.1. Yesterday’s opinion in Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court,…
  • Nov 25

    Don’t lightly assume that you’ve extended your time to appeal with a post-trial motion

    Don’t lightly assume that you’ve extended your time to appeal with a post-trial motion
    The parties in your case have stipulated to have their case tried before a temporary judge (pursuant to Cal. Const., art. VI, § 21) and filed all trial-related papers (trial briefs, closing briefs, and requests for statement of decision)…
  • Nov 18

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court
    I received an invitation yesterday afternoon to attend a reception to celebrate the launch of a new blog “focused on providing substantive coverage of issues concerning the Supreme Court of California,” and billed as a joint…
Rank this Week: 1025

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law in the San Diego and Southern California area. By David Shapiro.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)
    If you been charged with a crime you need to choose the right lawyer to defend you in court. DO NOT try to defend yourself! Here are a few questions to ask when selecting an attorney to represent you in your time of need. The post How to…
  • Dec 18

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU

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

    Race and crime in San Diego

    Race and crime in San Diego
    It should come as no surprise to our readers that, like most other areas in the country, black San Diegans shoulder a disproportionate share of both crime suspects and crime victims. We’re not offering a sociological analysis of the…
Rank this Week: 3272

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)
    If you been charged with a crime you need to choose the right lawyer to defend you in court. DO NOT try to defend yourself! Here are a few questions to ask when selecting an attorney to represent you in your time of need. The post How to…
  • Dec 18

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU

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

    Race and crime in San Diego

    Race and crime in San Diego
    It should come as no surprise to our readers that, like most other areas in the country, black San Diegans shoulder a disproportionate share of both crime suspects and crime victims. We’re not offering a sociological analysis of the…
Rank this Week: 3406

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

Covers environmental law, climate change, and clean technology. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • Jan 22

    Public Entities Can Inadvertently Waive Privilege in Response to a Public Records Act Request

    Public Entities Can Inadvertently Waive Privilege in Response to a Public Records Act Request
    California’s Public Records Act (PRA) law requires public entities to make their public records open for inspection and copying. Environmental practitioners often use PRA requests as a tool to obtain information regarding a contaminated…
  • Nov 26

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED
    On September 25, 2014, Governor Brown signed SB 445 (Hill) Underground storage tanks; hazardous substances: petroleum: groundwater and surface water contamination into law (UST Law).  The UST Law was an urgency measure that took effect…
  • Nov 26

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA
    Recently, the court in Rominger v. County of Colusa found that a lead agency which approved a mitigated negative declaration for a project, can take the seemingly inconsistent position that the proposed project was not a California…
Rank this Week: 2954

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
  • Jan 21

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse
    How to Take Paul Newman's "The Sting" Out of Your Taxes With the rise of the internet, cloud and smart phone economy, more and more people have the option of living in one state while working in another - remotely. The possibilities for…
  • Dec 12

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident
    California residents who plan to move to another (by definition lower income tax) state, either to retire or for business purposes, often face the problem of how to handle their business interests situated in California. Mostly these…
  • Dec 11

    CANADIAN SNOWBIRD OR LANDLORD OR BOTH? The Tax Difference

    CANADIAN SNOWBIRD OR LANDLORD OR BOTH? The Tax Difference
    Helped along by the depressed US housing market in the past few years, the Palm Springs, California, area has become a hot spot for Canadians to purchase vacation homes or rental property. Often the same property is used for both purposes:…
Rank this Week: 3121

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Jan 20

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review
    (Mike, a Cox Castle & Nicholson partner, is the Co-Author of the CEQA treatise “Practice Under the California Environmental Quality Act.”)   Click here to review an in depth summary of the legislative and case law…
  • Jan 20

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you only had to prepare a mitigated negative declaration (MND), rather than an EIR, before getting your project approved? The Planning Director says “That’s all we need,” but your lawyer says…
  • Jan 20

    In case you haven’t heard, there’s . . .

    In case you haven’t heard, there’s . . .
    A new CEQA requirement to evaluate impacts on tribal cultural resources New fracking reporting requirements for oil operators A mandatory change to notary acknowledgment forms A new CDFW CEQA filing fee schedule   In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 1434

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Covers news and law in the area of video games, digital law, privacy, and technology.

http://dlr-law.com/writings--pubs.html
Rank this Week: 3560

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Covers discovery plans, depositions, interrogatories and privileges. By Katherine Gallo.

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Jan 20

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right
    Personal Injury attorney Miles B. Cooper, a partner at Emison Hullverson LLP, wrote a very insightful article in the March, 2014 issue of  Plaintiff Magazine on the joys and pitfalls of deposing treating physicians.…
  • Jan 5

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act
      I am happy to report that there were no substantive changes to the Discovery Act. The only change to any of the discovery codes is C.C.P. Section 2025.510 which involves deposition transcripts. As you can see by the 2014 Amendment…
  • Dec 11

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?
    I have always been a strong advocate that you should be awarded sanctions if you had to bring a motion to get the relief you were entitled to even if the other side complied prior to the hearing on the motion.  However in the case of…
Rank this Week: 3816

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    CA DMV Study Shows IID Pilot Program Not A General Drunk Driving Deterrent

    CA DMV Study Shows IID Pilot Program Not A General Drunk Driving Deterrent
    Currently, there are four counties in California that are participating in the ignition interlock device, IID, pilot program:  Los Angeles, Alameda, Tulare, and Sacramento, per California Vehicle Code Section 23700.  The pilot…
  • Dec 30

    San Diego County Going To Require IID’s For All DUI Convictions?

    San Diego County Going To Require IID’s For All DUI Convictions?
    California State Senator Jerry Hill plans on introducing a bill on Monday, January 5th,  that would require all defendants who are convicted of drunk driving to install ignition interlock devices, (IID’s).  A first DUI…
  • Dec 3

    San Diego DUI Sentencing Alternative: CPAC

    San Diego DUI Sentencing Alternative: CPAC
    In San Diego criminal courts, the judge sentences DUI defendants.  For first time misdemeanor drunk driving offenders, that sentence usually does not include any jail time other than what was served at the time of the arrest.  As…
Rank this Week: 4638