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Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    U.S. State Department May Revoke Visa for DUI Arrest without Determination of Guilt

    U.S. State Department May Revoke Visa for DUI Arrest without Determination of Guilt
    Based on the recently released guidance from the U.S. Department of State (DOS), individuals who hold nonimmigrant visas in the U.S. are likely to face severe consequences if arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or a related…
  • Jul 29

    August 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    August 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: August 2016 Visa Bulletin. For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries except China (January 1, 2010) and India (January 1,…
  • Mar 24

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
Rank this Week: 3864

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

Comments of a 30-Year Former IRS Insider. By Mopsick Tax Law, LLP.

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3601

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification
    Given the low probability that a class action will go to trial and the high probability that a settlement favorable to plaintiffs and their attorneys will be reached after class certification, there is a consistent “race to…
  • Jul 11

    New PCI requirements for retailer

    New PCI requirements for retailer
    For retailers that accept credit or debit cards and use service providers, a new version of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS v3.2) will impose new requirements as of November 1, 2016. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards…
  • Jul 7

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law
    Continuing our review of state green chemistry laws, Maine’s Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products Act primarily requires reporting the use of specified chemicals in certain children’s products based on risk and hazard…
Rank this Week: 1776

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

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

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop
    Within the last year in California, reports reveal that there were 882 fatalities due to drunk driving. As a result of this high number of fatalities, California strongly enforces its regulations regarding drunk driving. These consequences…
  • Jul 8

    Plea Bargains Explained

    Plea Bargains Explained
    Many of us believe that every criminal case ends up at trial. In reality, many cases end with a plea agreement between the defense and prosecution, which often provides a favorable outcome for the defendant. California continues to respect…
  • Jul 1

    Common Fourth of July Crime

    Common Fourth of July Crime
    While the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our country’s independence, enjoy summer vacation, and watch as fireworks explode in the sky, it is also a time when many individuals take the opportunity to engage in crime. This article…
Rank this Week: 3866

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4018

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Is the Institution of Marriage Under Assault?

    Is the Institution of Marriage Under Assault?
    There are no doubt people in this country who believe the institution of marriage is dead and should now be buried, that there is no longer a need or a use for marriage as it use to be described in our society.  Marriage has…
  • Jun 8

    What is Quasi-Community Property?

    What is Quasi-Community Property?
    Quasi-community property, what is it and what effect does this classification have on the distribution of the marital estate during divorce proceedings? Marital property, no matter what jurisdiction you live in, is any property that was…
  • Mar 2

    Step Parent Rights – An Overview – Santa Rosa Law Blog

    Step Parent Rights – An Overview – Santa Rosa Law Blog
    Step parent rights. Many families today are bit less traditional than they were a few decades ago. It is not uncommon for parents to remain unmarried while raising their children or for divorced individuals to remarry and blend two families.…
Rank this Week: 3049

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jul 14

    Fear

    Fear
    Someone renting the house across the street from me has been blasting loud music very late at night, and I've been wondering how to deal with it. The other night I wanted to go knock on his door at 2 am, but I was afraid that might cause an…
  • Jun 10

    Fighting

    Fighting
    In the highly-charged atmosphere of our current political season, is more fighting really what we need? Senator Elizabeth Warren evidently thinks so. Here is a portion of Senator Warren's comments on the Rachel Maddow show last night, when…
  • May 21

    Pre-litigation dispute resolution

    Pre-litigation dispute resolution
    More evidence that the practice of law has changed in fundamental ways: At a panel presentation this week at the SCMA employment institute, Ann Kotlarski, who represents employers and Curt Surls, who represents employees, both agreed that…
Rank this Week: 3901

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/
  • Jul 14

    What Is a Discretionary Trust?

    What Is a Discretionary Trust?
    A “discretionary trust” gives the trustee discretion over how, when, and if the beneficiaries may access trust assets. Certain uses of the money might be deemed acceptable, whereas other uses will be restricted. For instance, the…
  • Jun 25

    How Can You Help with Their College Expenses?

    How Can You Help with Their College Expenses?
    If you have children or grandchildren who have not yet completed their college education, you may be wondering how to help them achieve that goal. Two popular choices are the 529 College Education Plan and an Education Trust. A 529 ……
  • Feb 19

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?
    POLST stands for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” It differs from an Advance Healthcare Directive (aka medical power of attorney or power of attorney for healthcare) in several ways and is NOT intended to replace…
Rank this Week: 2269

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Comp Should Sue Purdue

    Comp Should Sue Purdue
    Over the past weekend the Los Angeles Times published a startling investigative story on Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, and everything they knew about illegal distribution of the drug, their investigations, their suspicions ... and…
  • Jul 13

    Uncompensated Californian

    Uncompensated Californian
    The third in a series, WorkCompCentral's latest special report on benefit adequacy, specifically temporary disability indemnity, takes a look at California.This is, of course, of particular interest to me. I'm from California and as much as…
  • Jul 11

    The Shrinking Market

    The Shrinking Market
    WorkCompCentral correspondent, Peter Rousmaniere, recently did an analysis of injury frequency rates by state and projected those declines out to the future, calendar year 2024.SUMMARYHere's the bottom line for those who's attention spans are…
Rank this Week: 3672

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

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

    Avoiding the Technical Mistakes When Drafting Written Discovery

    Avoiding the Technical Mistakes When Drafting Written Discovery
    Recently I received a telephone call from an attorney wanting to discuss whether opposing party’s objections to her special interrogatories had any merit.  Listening to the list of objections, it was clear that the opposing party…
  • Jun 1

    Discovery and the Motion for Summary Judgment

    Discovery and the Motion for Summary Judgment
    In most practices areas, facts are king. The attorney who can discover and present the best “facts” will be the most persuasive when presenting their case to the judge or jury. However, some cases can be won in…
  • Apr 5

    The Interrogatory Says What it Say

    The Interrogatory Says What it Say
    There are very few discovery cases that come out each year.  Usually they are are significant and involve privileges such as Coito v. Superior Court and Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court.  The newly reported…
Rank this Week: 3655

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
  • Jul 11

    California PAGA Amendments Passed July 1, 2016

    California PAGA Amendments Passed July 1, 2016
    With the stated purpose of reducing “unnecessary litigation” and lowering the cost for employers doing business in California, on June 27, 2016 Governor Brown signed  SB 836, an amendment to California’s…
  • Jun 10

    Ninth Circuit Holds individual testimony regarding damages does not defeat class certification

    Ninth Circuit Holds individual testimony regarding damages does not defeat class certification
    The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the United States District Court’s granting a motion for class certification holding where a complaint alleges a company violated the law in the same way as to each member of a large class of…
  • Apr 22

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell
    California employment law recognizes two types of commissioned employees: (1) outside salespersons (Labor Code  § 1171) and (2) inside salespersons (8 Cal.C.Regs. § 11040, 11070).  Whether you are an employer or employee,…
Rank this Week: 3680

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: 375

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Shoplifting and Corrective Education Company (CEC) cla

    Shoplifting and Corrective Education Company (CEC) cla
    There’s another twist to shoplifting cases now – Corrective Education Company (CEC).   I recently heard about somebody that was stopped and accused of shoplifting in a large store – it rhymes with Walmart – and…
  • Jul 2

    Can a guest allow the police to search your house?

    Can a guest allow the police to search your house?
    I had the question asked: can a guest who is staying in your house allow the police to search? What about if they were to call the police and invite them to search? Would that evidence still be admissible against the homeowner?  Apparent…
  • Jun 28

    Attempted murder and aggravated assault – can they charge both?

    Attempted murder and aggravated assault – can they charge both?
    Why does the District Attorney charge both attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon? Can you be charged with both crimes even though it was one event?  Yes, you can be charged with both. The prosecutor will often charge a…
Rank this Week: 890

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

    Medi-Cal Estate Recovery is changing. Is it for the better?

    Medi-Cal Estate Recovery is changing. Is it for the better?
    On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that limits the state's seizure of assets from the estates of low-income residents ages 55 to 64. This is a good thing.  But note that while this is a...
  • May 2

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn
    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn Prince passed away without any estate planning done. No trust or will. $300 million dollar estate. We wanted to share this article with you from Forbes.com because whether you have $300...
  • Apr 15

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate
    You already know how you want your assets distributed and you have even discussed it with your heirs, but discussing it doesn't make it legal. If you don't create an estate plan, your heirs are free to do what they...
Rank this Week: 2256

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Jun 30

    Deja Vu, Again

    Deja Vu, Again
    VW announced the other day that it had reached an tentative agreement with the U.S. government to pay $14.7 billion to settle allegations linked to software emissions violations for some of its diesel engines sold in the U.S. While the...
  • Mar 31

    Locked Out, Part II

    Locked Out, Part II
    Technology makes our lives easier, but it also has a downside. Sometimes it spawns a lawsuit. Last year Honda was hit with a lawsuit claiming that its window locks were defective. Now BMW has been named in a proposed class...
  • Jan 31

    Compelling?

    Compelling?
    I came across an interesting case from the 1st Appellate District involving binding arbitration and the use (or not) of Spanish Language contracts. In Ramos v Westlake Services, LLC, 1st Appellate District, A141353 the dealership sold the…
Rank this Week: 369

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

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

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

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

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

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

    California Sick Law Law Explained

    California Sick Law Law Explained
    The laws regarding sick leave law in California can be confusing and are complex. However the following is a summary of the law as of June 15, 2016. Please note that local city governments can establish their own ordinances regarding sick…
Rank this Week: 2289

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

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

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Jun 17

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic

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

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic

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

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

    Evening the Playing Field: CA’s New Fair Pay Act
    The lack of wage equality amongst genders has been well-documented for some time and, as you may have noticed, has become a staple of candidates’ speeches in election years. And rightly so, for even in 2013 women earned 84 cents…
Rank this Week: 2251

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: 2826

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • Jun 2

    How a Lawyer Will Use Facebook Against You

    How a Lawyer Will Use Facebook Against You
    Everyone has heard the Miranda advisement “You have the right to remain silent. Everything you say can and will be used against you…” As an Orange County criminal defense lawyer, I would like everyone to hear that…
  • May 24

    Getting Therapist Records in a Child Sexual Abuse Allegation

    Getting Therapist Records in a Child Sexual Abuse Allegation
    It is common for children to be placed in therapy when sexual abuse is either suspected or alleged. In fact, police departments, social workers and child abuse investigators will frequently refer cases to child therapists that they believe…
  • May 19

    How To End Up in Jail

    How To End Up in Jail
    In nearly twenty years of practice as an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I have seen the following too many times to recall: He has been served with a temporary restraining order and wants to fight it. The says there’s no…
Rank this Week: 3117

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • May 27

    How fear of death can present a hurdle to retirement planning

    How fear of death can present a hurdle to retirement planning
    A new study has found that many people fail to make necessary decisions about the future because they are too scared to think about death. According to researchers from Boston College in Massachusetts, fear of death causes individuals to…
  • May 13

    The difference between conservatorship and guardianship in California

    The difference between conservatorship and guardianship in California
    Every individual hopes to live an independent life in which they are able manage their own affairs. However, mental or physical incapacity may leave a person unable to make informed decisions for themselves. In such cases, conservatorship and…
  • Apr 8

    Choosing Wisely: avoiding bad care and maximizing the chance of getting good care

    Choosing Wisely: avoiding bad care and maximizing the chance of getting good care
    By Myra Gerson Gilfix The Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation in partnership with Consumer Reports (begun in 2012), is an attempt to alert both doctors and patients to problematic and…
Rank this Week: 1752

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California injury law. By Blady Weinreb Law Group LLP.

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • May 25

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face
       An e-cigarette exploded and tore through a Santa Ana, CA man’s eye, smashed two cheekbones and then started a fire, according to a lawsuit against vaping retailers and distributors. The victim, Joseph Cavins, and his…
  • May 25

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face

    Man Sues After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face
       An e-cigarette exploded and tore through a Santa Ana, CA man’s eye, smashed two cheekbones and then started a fire, according to a lawsuit against vaping retailers and distributors. The victim, Joseph Cavins, and his…
  • Apr 29

    Atlanta Braves Sued for Death at Stadium

    Atlanta Braves Sued for Death at Stadium
    The upper-deck railing at Turner Field should have been higher than 33 inches, the family of a man who fell to his death at an Atlanta Braves game last year claimed in court. In a wrongful-death suit filed in Fulton County, Georgia…
Rank this Week: 2538

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • May 13

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?
    Did you know that your company or the one that you represent may not have the right to enter into contracts, sue or defend itself against a lawsuit in California?  Well-settled law, ignored by many businesses and even lawyers…
  • May 13

    Dress Your App Smartly

    Dress Your App Smartly
    As evidenced by the recent hype about the new Instagram smart app icon, companies invest a lot of time and money to develop the look and feel of a smart device application (“app”) in order to promote brand recognition.…
  • May 12

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”), creating a new federal civil claim for misappropriation of trade secrets and adding measures beyond those available…
Rank this Week: 3078

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

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

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4362

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • May 12

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay
    In a wrongful termination case a prevailing employee is typically entitled to backpay from the date of judgment. So for example, if the case is litigated for 2 years that's two years of back pay. An employer charged with discrimination in…
  • Mar 9

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary
    As of January 1, 2016 the minimum hourly rate of pay in California increased from $9 to $10 per hour. This means if anyone in California is getting paid less than $10 they are being underpaid. The change in minimum wages impacts the minimum…
  • Jan 2

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract
    Where an employment contract is ambiguous, it will be construed most strongly against the party preparing it or employing the words concerning which doubt arises. This rule applies to contracts prepared by the employer, or by the employer's…
Rank this Week: 1115

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 9

    Three paths forward for the GOP

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

    Discovering The Real Bad Guy

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

    Offered Without Comment…

    Offered Without Comment…
    …this Sunday morning.  At the Last Supper – Luke: 22:24-26 A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.  But he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over…
Rank this Week: 1597

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • May 6

    Government Planes Harvesting Cell Phone Communications over San Diego?

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

    Collateral Consequence Relief from Drug Diversion for Licensed Professional

    Collateral Consequence Relief from Drug Diversion for Licensed Professional
    This article is published on my Linkedin profile relating to misinformation” promulgated under Penal Code section 1000.4 that indicates that “successful completion of deferred entry of judgment shall not be used in any way…
  • Apr 8

    Recent Successful Case Result: DUI Dismissed for Illegal Stop

    Recent Successful Case Result: DUI Dismissed for Illegal Stop
    This case involved a client alleged to be DUI with a prior and while on probation, with a high blood alcohol level. The case was dismissed for the unlawful detention of my client, the driver. Law enforcement received a report that led to my…
Rank this Week: 2629

May it Please the Court

May it Please the Court

Covers legal news and observations. By J. Craig Williams.

http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp
  • May 3

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error
    That's right: unless you're having a heart attack or suffering from cancer, you may be better off not seeking medical care.  According to the Washington Post, the medical industry itself is the third leading cause of death.  In…
  • Apr 15

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?
    The California State Bar has warned attorneys for a long time:  don't handle homeowner mortgage foreclosures.  In fact, those warnings started in 1978 after our state Legislature. The warnings started in earnest in 2008-2009…
  • Apr 5

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?
    Cubicle workers can't imagine standing all day long at their job, but many bank tellers, shelf stockers, assembly line workers and a host of other employees do. Apparently, howver, some of those employees are tired of standing. Workers from…
Rank this Week: 2204

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: 1593

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: 4155

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

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

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

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

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

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

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

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 4931

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?
    If you’re a fan of Nickelodoen’s popular cartoon series SpongeBob Squarepants, then you probably wouldn’t be surprised if Plankton, the nemesis of SpongeBob’s boss, Mr. Krabs, tried to use some ruse or another to make…
  • Apr 28

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union
    Trademarks can be powerful. If you don’t agree, just think of brands like Nike, McDonald’s and Mercedes-Benz that rely on their trademarks to define their reputations in the marketplace and to drive consumers to buy their…
  • Apr 28

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen
    Believe it or not, even the rich and famous get embroiled in trademark disputes. In this instance, those two are Kimbal Musk, restaurateur and lesser known brother of Elon Musk (the co-founder of PayPal)  and Wolfgang Puck, the…
Rank this Week: 1512

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Four client

    Four client
    The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepared to explain…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Apr 19

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?
    A popular workers compensation insurance program offered by Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company (Applied Underwriters) and California Insurance Company may be in trouble. On January 21, 2016,…
  • Apr 15

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home
    Recently, I was asked to look at coverage for a case where the insurer had denied a duty to defend several years before. We concluded that the insurer should have been defending based on certain allegations in the complaint and asked it to…
  • Apr 5

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change
    and David Smith In the December post Systemic Cyber Risks And The Internet of Things, we wrote about the increasing risk of cyber attacks on infrastructure and consumer products, and related insurance issues. We noted in that post that, while…
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The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 11

    Are You at Risk For Tax Evasion Prosecution?

    Are You at Risk For Tax Evasion Prosecution?
    Understanding the Tax Evasion Statute.   Tax evasion is the most commonly prosecuted federal tax crime.  Defined in 26 U.S.C. § 7201, tax evasion is a failure to report taxes, failure to report taxes accurately, or the failure…
  • Apr 8

    10 "Red Flags" that Can Trigger an IRS Audit

    10 "Red Flags" that Can Trigger an IRS Audit
    If any of the below applies to you or your business, your tax return will potentially be flagged for an audit. It is important to note that just because one or several red flags exist on a taxpayer’s returns, that doesn’t mean…
  • Mar 28

    Do You Call Your Salespersons Independent Contractors?

    Do You Call Your Salespersons Independent Contractors?
    They Might Be Employees, and You May Be in Hot Water with the IRS  Tags: Payroll Taxes InformationRead more about Do You Call Your Salespersons Independent Contractors?
Rank this Week: 1923

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    I will make an exciting announcement in the next month!

    I will make an exciting announcement in the next month!
    I know many people do not like surprises, but I have a big surprise that’s coming that will revolutionize the way motorcycle accident cases are handled nationwide. As many of you know I have been utterly disgusted at the marketing…
  • Feb 2

    The dangers of following too close while riding a motorcycle

    The dangers of following too close while riding a motorcycle
    I have been a personal injury attorney for almost 20 years. I have been riding motorcycles over 40 years. The one thing I can say for certain is that a motorcycle with 2 wheels, has much less traction than a car with 4 wheels. Further, a…
  • Dec 3

    My video picture slideshow of the 2015 75th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally

    My video picture slideshow of the 2015 75th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally
    Every year for the past 5 years I have posted pictures by way of a video slideshow of all the pictures I take at the Sturgis motorcycle rally. This year, 2015, was the 75th annual rally, and as usual I am publishing my video picture…
Rank this Week: 578

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Visa Waiver Visitors MUST have Electronic Passport

    Visa Waiver Visitors MUST have Electronic Passport
    Both Los Angeles and Palm Springs are popular destinations for visitors from all over the world.  Some visitors, from certain trusted countries, are allowed to visit the USA without a B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa.  At both our Pasadena and…
  • Apr 1

    Visa Waiver Visitors MUST have Electronic Passport

    Visa Waiver Visitors MUST have Electronic Passport
    Both Los Angeles and Palm Springs are popular destinations for visitors from all over the world.  Some visitors, from certain trusted countries, are allowed to visit the USA without a B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa.  At both our Pasadena and…
  • Mar 11

    Work Permits for STEM Graduate

    Work Permits for STEM Graduate
    In the past, F-1 foreign students graduating from universities would receive a one-year permit to work in the USA to develop and use their skills.  Here at the immigration law offices of Fong & Aquino we have had many inquiries from…
Rank this Week: 4111

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: 590

Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard M. Oberto.

http://www.fresnocriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1729

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    “Fast” Track? IRS Program Will Slow Down Tax Audits…

    “Fast” Track? IRS Program Will Slow Down Tax Audits…
    The IRS appeals office recently launched its “Fast-Track Settlement” procedure for tax audits. This process allows an appeals officer to look at a tax case before the auditor is done, and the auditor serves as a sort of mediator…
  • Feb 18

    IRS Performs Fewer Tax Audit

    IRS Performs Fewer Tax Audit
    I attended the USC Tax Institute, a gathering of tax geeks in downtown Los Angeles, last month. Among the more accessible topics was a presentation on tax audits given by Ted Meyer, a former territory manager for IRS auditors. In 2014, he…
  • Feb 12

    Tax “Love Gifts”

    Tax “Love Gifts”
    Churches and ministers receive many tax breaks: churches do not need to withhold social security taxes from their ministers’ pay; churches receive income tax-free; and ministers do not pay tax on the cash value of church-provided…
Rank this Week: 1613

Southern California Injury Law…

Southern California Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, dog bites, injuries, insurance disputes, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wills and trusts. By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 14

    Orange County Personal Injury Lawyers Outline the Basis for Imposing Liability in a Dog Bite Lawsuit

    Orange County Personal Injury Lawyers Outline the Basis for Imposing Liability in a Dog Bite Lawsuit
    While dogs traditionally are regarded as “man’s best friend,” the behavior of any animal can be unpredictable. Our Orange County personal injury lawyers recognize that many people never expect to be attacked and bitten by a…
  • Mar 1

    Record Settlement Reached in Bakersfield Dog Bite Case

    Record Settlement Reached in Bakersfield Dog Bite Case
    An ABC affiliate in Bakersfield reported that a record-breaking settlement worth $2 million was reached in a dog bite case, which was the largest award for a dog bite case against a public entity in California. The case revolves around an…
  • Nov 13

    Safety Belts Absent from Many Orange County School Buse

    Safety Belts Absent from Many Orange County School Buse
    Keeping our children safe is our highest priority. For years, we’ve known that safety belts save lives. In the event of a crash, they can reduce the risk of critical injuries and death by about 50 percent, according to the National…
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San Diego Bankruptcy Blog

San Diego Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy information for debtors and consumers. By the Law Office of Asaph Abrams.

http://sandiegobankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 12

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    hi bankruptcy
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  • Apr 28

    Canus Lupus in Bankruptcy

    Canus Lupus in Bankruptcy
    The domestic dog, member of the Canus Lupus Species, Canidae Family, Carnivora Order, and Cute-and-Furry Genus represents a matter of interest in bankruptcy.  The Price is Right
  • Apr 22

    Tax Refunds in Bankruptcy

    Tax Refunds in Bankruptcy
    My editor shall double-take at the San Diego bankruptcy attorney's for-once straightforward and  not-cutesy title.*  Well, it's good to try something new. We dread our tax-return filings, though more often than not a rewarding refund…
Rank this Week: 4553

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/
Rank this Week: 3616

San Francisco Mediation: A Better…

San Francisco Mediation: A Better Solution

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

http://sfmediation.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Retirement Transfers with IRAs Upon Divorce

    Retirement Transfers with IRAs Upon Divorce
    In a divorce, spouses can transfer retirement funds from one spouse's account to the other spouse as part of the property settlement in the divorce mediation. In this post, San Francisco Divorce Mediator Shelley Kennedy describes the steps…
  • Feb 24

    Mediation in San Francisco, Marin & our newest location in Contra Costa!

    Mediation in San Francisco, Marin & our newest location in Contra Costa!
    We are pleased to announce a third office location for Lawhon Law & Mediation, P.C.! Our main office (and mailing address) remains in San Francisco at Market and Powell. Our second office is in Marin County just off the 101 freeway in…
  • Feb 21

    I picked up this book, among others, at…

    I picked up this book, among others, at the AFCC Conference this week (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts where I was speaking on the topic of co-mediation) and am writing here to recommend this to children whose parents are going…
Rank this Week: 512

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3521

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Behind the Ethicon Endo- Surgery $70 million punitive damages award

    Behind the Ethicon Endo- Surgery $70 million punitive damages award
    What it takes to try a products liability case without the defective product I hate being lied to. When I say “hate,” I mean the emotion born in your stomach that spreads rapidly through your body, heating every cell as it…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3367