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California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 20

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important

    Why Your ERISA Appeal Is So Important
    In a previous blog, we discussed the steps you need to take if you have a long term disability claim through a policy provided by your employer, before you hire an attorney. This blog will piggy back on that one, focusing on why the appeal…
  • Apr 18

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim

    Life Insurance Companies Investigated for Not Paying Claim
    Don't ever assume that you Life Insurance policy will pay benefits to your beneficiaries. Why? Because so often, benefits are not paid. We know this is true because we are in the business of suing insurance companies when they fail to pay…
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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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Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    The Raines Feldman Cyber Liability Update

    The Raines Feldman Cyber Liability Update
    The cyber liability team here at Raines Feldman has endeavoured to provide weekly cyber liability law updates.  While the production values are very public access, we hope that you will find some practical advice and useful legal…
  • Nov 17

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

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

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege
    Data Breach incidents are a continuing threat to modern commercial activities.  Almost every company of every size is affected by data breach.  Large companies are obvious targets due to the size, nature and scope of their data…
Rank this Week: 1923

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Salmonella Victims Won’t Get Restitution

    Salmonella Victims Won’t Get Restitution
    A former peanut company executive serving a 28-year prison sentence will not have to pay money to victims of a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to his Georgia facility, a federal judge ruled. As reported in the Claims Journal,…
  • Mar 30

    Mother Sues to Require Lifeguards on Cruise Ship Kiddie Pool

    Mother Sues to Require Lifeguards on Cruise Ship Kiddie Pool
    Valentina Azzia vividly remembers the moment her son nearly drowned in a pool while on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. Now, as reported by Florida’s WPLG Local 10 News, she has filed a lawsuit demanding that cruise…
  • Mar 15

    Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise for 2015

    Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise for 2015
    The number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents is expected to have risen by as much as 10 percent in 2015, reports The Insurance Journal, making it the biggest increase ever recorded. The annual Governors Highway Safety Association…
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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1839

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    California personal income taxe

    California personal income taxe
    Two-thirds of California's overall tax revenue comes from personal income taxes, with the top fifth of income earners paying 90%, and the top one percent paying 45%, of these taxes.Source: The tax man cometh, and California rich –…
  • Apr 14

    State of the San Francisco and Los Angeles, California Legal Markets 2015 / 2016

    State of the San Francisco and Los Angeles, California Legal Markets 2015 / 2016
    A recent survey of 15,000 California lawyers uncovered the following statistics concerning the Los Angeles and San Francisco legal markets and the lawyers who work there:New business growth slowed by 16 percent in Los Angeles and 26 percent…
  • Apr 4

    2016 California Minimum Wage Increase

    2016 California Minimum Wage Increase
    California has implemented legislation that is slated to increase the state minimum wage to $10.50 for larger employers on January 1, 2017, with employers of 25 or less employees following behind a year later. Further increases will push the…
Rank this Week: 1964

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Apr 14

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee
    If you are a business owner in California and you employ at least one person, you should be aware of the federal and state laws that mandate how your employees must be treated. There are many different laws that relate to employees that…
  • Mar 10

    Can I Use a Non-Disparagement Clause to Prevent Negative Reviews of my Startup?

    Can I Use a Non-Disparagement Clause to Prevent Negative Reviews of my Startup?
    Many startups gain success through word-of-mouth and by building a reputation for reliability and for providing high-quality products or services. Customers can leave reviews on websites such as Facebook or Yelp detailing their positive…
  • Feb 19

    A Comprehensive IP Strategy can Help Startups Save both Time and Money

    A Comprehensive IP Strategy can Help Startups Save both Time and Money
    In today’s tech startup world, intellectual property (IP) is often the most valuable asset a person or company possesses. Undoubtedly, the next billion dollar idea is currently being developed – and it is just as likely that it is…
Rank this Week: 1443

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Aggravating Circumstances in a Los Angeles DUI

    Aggravating Circumstances in a Los Angeles DUI
    If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Los Angeles, you have not yet been convicted. The court must find you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of two elements: 1) driving AND 2) intoxicated.  The…
  • Apr 7

    The Pros and Cons of taking the Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test During a Los Angeles DUI Arrest

    The Pros and Cons of taking the Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test During a Los Angeles DUI Arrest
    When you have been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol under California Vehicle Code §23152, you will be asked to submit to a Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test. The Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test, or the…
  • Mar 11

    How Important is it for my Los Angeles DUI Attorney to Know the Court my Case is in?

    How Important is it for my Los Angeles DUI Attorney to Know the Court my Case is in?
    When you are facing criminal charges it is highly recommended that you speak to a Los Angeles lawyer who specializes in DUIs. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney will be well versed in available defenses, in arguments to be made, and…
Rank this Week: 4778

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law and workers' compensation. By Law Offices of Galine, Frye & Fitting.

http://www.sanmateoinjurylawyers.com/
  • Apr 14

    Plaintiff Prevails on Appeal in California Personal Injury Case

    Plaintiff Prevails on Appeal in California Personal Injury Case
    In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment order entered by the trial court against the plaintiff, thereby allowing the plaintiff to proceed with his personal injury action against a cable company. In…
  • Apr 13

    California Court of Appeals Strikes Nonrelative Resident Exclusion Provision in Car Accident Case

    California Court of Appeals Strikes Nonrelative Resident Exclusion Provision in Car Accident Case
    A California Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether a nonrelative resident exclusion provision in an insurance policy should be upheld or struck as contrary to public policy. In Mercury Casualty Company v. Chu, the driver and his…
  • Mar 8

    California Court Rules that Injured Victims May Sue City After Pedestrian Accident

    California Court Rules that Injured Victims May Sue City After Pedestrian Accident
    A California Appeals Court has held that the victims of a pedestrian accident may proceed with their personal injury case against the city. In Castro v. City of Thousand Oaks, 192 Cal. Rptr. 3d 376 (Cal. App. 4th 2015), the plaintiffs had…
Rank this Week: 1629

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: 4815

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?
    This post is about dissolution and cancellation of limited liability companies (LLCs) in California. It is based on an Avvo question that I answered. Please see What is the difference between a canceling or dissolving LLC? Dissolution…
  • Mar 9

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later
    In RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014 , I explained how California’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA” or “CA-RULLCA” – Corporations Code Sections…
  • Mar 1

    Corporate Compliance Center Joins Hall of Shame

    Corporate Compliance Center Joins Hall of Shame
    It is time to add another corporate compliance vendor – Corporate Compliance Center – to this blog’s Hall of Shame. This story is so common that it would be boring if we weren’t discussing scam artists. A…
Rank this Week: 4155

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/
  • Apr 13

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause
    I’m happy to be speaking on “Discounted Pricing Clauses: Drafting Enforceable and Compliant Provisions After Collins.”  We’ll be addressing potential pitfalls in drafting discounted pricing clauses in…
  • Mar 22

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge
    Say you’re a group of hospitals that get together under a Joint Operating Agreement.   You agree to form an integrated health system. You agree to total your net incomes into a single “network net income” that is…
  • Mar 8

    Maryland Lawsuit Shows Resale Price Maintenance Claims Are Not Dead

    Maryland Lawsuit Shows Resale Price Maintenance Claims Are Not Dead
    On March 4, 2016, the Maryland Attorney General announced a civil suit for alleged unlawful resale price maintenance against Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. (“J&J”) in connection with its sale of contact lenses. The…
Rank this Week: 3057

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
Rank this Week: 2795

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Simple Home Safety Measures for San Diego Elders To Reduce The Risk of Being Injured from a Fall

    Simple Home Safety Measures for San Diego Elders To Reduce The Risk of Being Injured from a Fall
    Each year, more than one in three seniors in San Diego sustain falls and serious injuries. In some instances, falls are the result of elder or nursing home abuse and/or neglect. But in other instances, falls are purely accidental. More and…
  • Apr 4

    Can A Healthy Diet Help Prevent Elders from Falling?

    Can A Healthy Diet Help Prevent Elders from Falling?
    A diet made up of healthy foods is necessary to maintain health and well-being. It can also help reduce factors that can contribute to falls. Some common conditions, which may lead to elders falling in a Southern California nursing home…
  • Mar 20

    Not Just Another Telemarketer: Phone Fraud in Southern California

    Not Just Another Telemarketer: Phone Fraud in Southern California
    According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) “financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered the crime of the 21st century.” There are all types of financial fraud including,…
Rank this Week: 2869

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

Provides insight and commentary on aviation accidents and the law. By Danko Meredith.

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 11

    Spirit Airlines Likely Immune from Allred's Suit Alleging Airline Served Too Much Alcohol

    Spirit Airlines Likely Immune from Allred's Suit Alleging Airline Served Too Much Alcohol
    Injured passengers have filed suit against Spirit Airlines in connection with last month’s drunken melee on board a flight from Baltimore to LAX.  The plaintiffs, represented by Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred, seek to hold…
  • Apr 1

    Icon Aircraft A5 Purchase Agreement: Who would sign this thing?

    Icon Aircraft A5 Purchase Agreement: Who would sign this thing?
    As AOPA is pointing out, Icon’s 41-page purchase agreement for its long-awaited A5 is, well, “unusual.”  Perhaps what is most troubling is its language that seeks to allow Icon to dodge liability for any accident,…
  • Mar 7

    MH 370 Families File Last Minute Lawsuits Against Malaysia Airline

    MH 370 Families File Last Minute Lawsuits Against Malaysia Airline
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is still missing.  Before filing any lawsuits, the families of those missing would certainly prefer to know what happened. But with a strict two year statute of limitations set to expire tomorrow, the…
Rank this Week: 4382

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: 1872

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale
    Overview On 6 April 2016 regulations came into force setting out areas to be excluded from fracking and providing for a number of safeguards for onshore fracking in England and Wales. What areas are excluded from fracking? The Onshore…
  • Apr 5

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada
    According to a study described in the March 2016 edition of the journal Seismological Research Letters, hydraulic fracturing is linked to most induced earthquakes in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. The study looked at data for 12,289…
  • Mar 22

    That’s a lot of Gas!

    That’s a lot of Gas!
    Up to 425 trillion cubic feet. That’s a lot of gas. A new joint study by Canada’s National Energy Board, British Columbia’s Oil and Gas Commission, the Northwest Territories’ Geological Survey and the Yukon Geological…
Rank this Week: 1792

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Highlights the Importance of Financial Dialogues Between Parents and Children

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Highlights the Importance of Financial Dialogues Between Parents and Children
    It is common that a married couple in their late sixties creates an estate plan which names their child or children as Trustees and/or Agents. This is a great first step in setting up a plan that can help when the parents are no longer able…
  • Nov 5

    Importance of Changing Beneficiary Designations after Divorce

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

    Right to Die in California

    Right to Die in California
    On October 5, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation allowing terminally ill patients in California the option to end their lives. The so-called Option to Die Act will not come into effect until sometime in 2016. California joins…
Rank this Week: 3268

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Apr 6

    Voluntary Sales And The Homestead Exemption

    Voluntary Sales And The Homestead Exemption
    I have written several times about exempting assets in bankruptcy.  The gist is that in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor gets to keep all assets that are exempt using the appropriate exemption table, but the Chapter 7 Trustee assigned…
  • Apr 4

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy: Part II

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy: Part II
    Some time ago I wrote in great detail about a split among the circuits over whether the Bankruptcy Code preempts the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The gist of the split is over whether a debtor can simultaneously…
  • Apr 1

    The Absolute Priority Rule Applies To Individual Chapter 11 Debtor

    The Absolute Priority Rule Applies To Individual Chapter 11 Debtor
    Some time ago I wrote in great detail about personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  In that post I discussed the application of one of the complexities of Chapter 11 bankruptcy to individual (as opposed to business) cases.  That complexity…
Rank this Week: 3858

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Apr 5

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured
    The Affordable Care Act is intended to make affordable health insurance available to all. But we have seen that simply making it available does not result in 100% enrollment…not even close. It seems odd that you would have to push…
  • Mar 2

    IRS Warns of Spoof Emails from CEO Poser

    IRS Warns of Spoof Emails from CEO Poser
    As an employee, when the CEO or other executive asks you to jump, the typical response is “how high?” So if you were to get an email from the CEO asking for a list of employee data, you probably wouldn’t … Continue…
  • Feb 8

    The Human Element

    The Human Element
    Sometimes I complain (mostly to myself, and sometimes to other people who don’t care) that the IRS customer service employees are like robots. They tend to go by the book even when there presents itself a more common sense and ……
Rank this Week: 2915

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: 3765

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Apr 5

    2016 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

    2016 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, Brian Russell and Dan Cucchi Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2016 1st Quarter CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog.…
  • Apr 1

    State Of California To Redirect Infrastructure Dollars To Areas Free From Climate Change Risk.

    State Of California To Redirect Infrastructure Dollars To Areas Free From Climate Change Risk.
    By William W. Abbott Citing the need for planning for the long term, Assemblyman Elwood Mead unveiled his new legislation promoting the planning and development of new urban centers in California, planned and financially underwritten by the…
  • Mar 16

    Community Character Is Not Within The Scope Of Required CEQA Analysi

    Community Character Is Not Within The Scope Of Required CEQA Analysi
    Preserve Poway v. City of Poway (March 9, 2016, D066635) ___ Cal.App.4th ___. By William W. Abbott It is no surprise that people dislike change. California’s near constant state of evolvement is fertile ground for localized conflict…
Rank this Week: 1358

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Apr 5

    Reducing and Expunging Criminal Conviction

    Reducing and Expunging Criminal Conviction
    The Importance of Reducing and Expunging Convictions I get a lot of questions these days about expunging convictions, reducing felonies to misdemeanors, sealing records and even certificates of rehabilitation and…
  • Dec 19

    Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County

    Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County
    Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County By now a lot of people have heard or dealt with the changes that have occurred in Ventura County’s criminal justice system. The biggest change is the seemingly permanent closure…
  • Nov 27

    Now is the Right Time to Post Bail

    Now is the Right Time to Post Bail
    Now is the Right Time to Post Bail One of the common questions in my business is: Should I bail him/her out? My answer is always the same – It depends. There are some basic rules of thumb I employ when deciding to advise bailing out…
Rank this Week: 3325

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 15

    The Pitfalls of Bad Discovery Habit

    The Pitfalls of Bad Discovery Habit
    For years I have been blogging about bad discovery habits from Garbage Objections to unauthorized General Objections, and preached that attorneys must play by the rules. As you know if you have read my blogs, I am quite the supporter of the…
  • Feb 23

    DISCOVERY GAMES AND MISCONCEPTIONS – Is the Court Correct That There is No Motion to Strike in Discovery?

    DISCOVERY GAMES AND MISCONCEPTIONS – Is the Court Correct That There is No Motion to Strike in Discovery?
    Recently I received an e-mail from an attorney who followed my advice regarding General Objections.  It went like this: “I read your article ‘Why you Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objections,’ and filed a…
Rank this Week: 3846

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

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

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
Rank this Week: 2608

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1564

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: 2673

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Apr 1

    Lessons from mom on estate planning

    Lessons from mom on estate planning
    It’s only been three weeks, to the day, since my mom died and I have a few thoughts on what I have learned in regard to her estate planning matters. Some things done right and things not done right. VICTORY: My mom named me as…
  • Mar 29

    Losing a loved one

    Losing a loved one
    We have all lost a loved one… or will eventually lose a loved one. Losing a loved one is hard there is no question. It is a sad reality of life though.  I lost my dad when I was 14. I remember it well of course.  My mom was a…
  • Feb 18

    Billable Hours – be careful!

    Billable Hours – be careful!
    I was talking to one of my probate clients yesterday and he told me a story about a bill he received from the attorney who drafted his mom’s will and trust which include some scary billable hours.  My client, who we will call Bob…
Rank this Week: 3046

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • 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…
  • Nov 30

    The Italians are Coming! (part two...)

    The Italians are Coming! (part two...)
    I just returned from the LA Auto Show over the Thanksgiving break. Lots of new models, lots of exciting displays! The one that caught my eye however was the Alfa Romeo concourse. Beautiful Italian design, lots of metal and espresso...
Rank this Week: 1561

Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard M. Oberto.

http://www.fresnocriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1724

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

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

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1852

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire

    Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire
    It’s hard to prepare yourself for what to do in the event or in the aftermath of an accident because no one expects an accident to happen. But the truth is that many accidents occur every day and what you do or not do after a car…
  • Mar 17

    In the Event of a Car Accident: A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

    In the Event of a Car Accident: A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
    Car accidents happen all the time, but it’s hard to prepare for this type of eventuality because you don’t think it will happen to you, so if and when it does, it becomes very personal. The steps you take after a car accident can…
  • Mar 1

    “It’s not over until we say “it’s over.”

    “It’s not over until we say “it’s over.”
    Personal injury attorneys California is a very general area of law practice that encompasses various types of cases. However, most firms specialize in just a few areas of personal injury cases. Personal injury is defined as: “An injury…
Rank this Week: 3787

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Mar 28

    Prolonging Divorce Hurts Kid

    Prolonging Divorce Hurts Kid
    Is it reasonable to delay Divorce for the sake of the children? According to a thoughtful article at The Huffington Post the answer is no. “How Prolonged Divorce Plans Affect Children” ow.ly/100eDq Edited with BlogPad Pro
  • Mar 20

    AAML Mid-year Meeting Report

    AAML Mid-year Meeting Report
    By John Harding  I am just back from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Mid-Year Meeting. Held at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas, the conference featured three days of outstanding continuing legal education from a…
  • Mar 7

    A Website That Helps With Child Support Payments and Record

    A Website That Helps With Child Support Payments and Record
      Supportpay.com is a pretty nifty web portal that assists parents with their child support obligations. As the folks at Supportpay.com explain it, child support is not just a single monthly payment but also a broad collection of shared…
Rank this Week: 2067

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    Watch out for storage fees after a car accident!

    Watch out for storage fees after a car accident!
    After a severe car accident, your vehicle may be stored at a "storage facility."  Usually your car will end up at a tow yard (or an auto body shop).  Tow yards (and similar storage locations like body shops) usually charge about $50…
  • Jan 24

    Things to keep in mind after being involved in a car accident

    Things to keep in mind after being involved in a car accident
    After working for an insurance company for over 13 years as a defense lawyer, I opened my own practice, this time representing victims of car accidents.   One of the biggest questions I get all the time is this: …
  • Dec 11

    Don't assume the insurance company is going to pay your bills

    Don't assume the insurance company is going to pay your bills
    I got a call today from a very frustrated caller.  She was injured after another car ran a red light and t-boned her vehicle. Unfortunately, she fell into the same trap many fall into after an auto accident - she assumed the…
Rank this Week: 1595

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    An Even Playing Field

    An Even Playing Field
    Over at Danger & Play – which is almost, but not quite, the BDSM site you might expect it to be – Mike Cernovich told us last month that: When Jian Ghomeshi, a world-famous social justice warrior and male feminist, was accused…
  • Mar 20

    One Big Cauldron of Legal Fiction

    One Big Cauldron of Legal Fiction
    Darryl Hunt killed himself the other day. I hope you came back to this post after clicking the link, because I know more than a few you of were asking, “Who the hell is Darryl Hunt?,” and didn’t want to wait to hear it from…
  • Mar 19

    Refusal of Recusal: More on Orange County

    Refusal of Recusal: More on Orange County
    Yesterday, I wrote an article about Orange County which was unsatisfying to at least one reader. The problem, of course, was with my writing; not with the reader. I wrote the post over the course of the day the hearing was being held, going…
Rank this Week: 4299

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: 2631

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3238

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Lunch with The Probate Judges – 2016

    Lunch with The Probate Judges – 2016
    On March 15, 2016, Judges of the Probate Court for Los Angeles County discussed the current state of the Probate Court and addressed issues and concerns affecting the Court, the courtroom transitions, modernizing the system to benefit…
  • Mar 5

    The Game Changer in the Legal World of Trustees, Beneficiaries and Incapacitated Settlor

    The Game Changer in the Legal World of Trustees, Beneficiaries and Incapacitated Settlor
    To discuss your needs and discover your options, consult the Los Angeles incapacity and estate planning attorneys at Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP.  We serve clients in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ventura County, and…
  • Feb 19

    LOS ANGELES- CENTRAL PROBATE DIVISION ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO COURTROOM OPERATIONS

    LOS ANGELES- CENTRAL PROBATE DIVISION ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO COURTROOM OPERATIONS
    Effective February 1, 2016, Judge William Barry will be assigned to Dept. 67 of the Los Angeles Superior Court Central Probate Division at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles California, 90012. All cases currently…
Rank this Week: 3377

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
Rank this Week: 3041

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/
  • Mar 17

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032
    The California Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff who obtains a monetary settlement and dismisses the action is the prevailing party entitled to statutory costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032. DeSaulles v. Community…
  • Feb 11

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute
    In yet another installment of the gravamen of the complaint conundrum, the California Supreme Court is currently reviewing Park v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1258. The issue is whether the…
  • Feb 3

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action
    The California Supreme Court is reviewing the mixed cause of action conundrum in Baral v. Schnitt (2015) 233 Cal.App.4th 1423. According to the Court’s docket, the issue is whether the SLAPP statute, Code of Civil…
Rank this Week: 1687

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • Mar 16

    What To Do When You’re Arguing And Neighbors Call the Police

    What To Do When You’re Arguing And Neighbors Call the Police
    As an Orange County criminal defense lawyer who has handled thousands of domestic violence or spousal abuse cases, I get calls daily from people who were arrested or whose significant other was arrested because neighbors heard them fighting…
  • Jan 4

    Making a Murderer: How YOU Can Protect Yourself

    Making a Murderer: How YOU Can Protect Yourself
    The Single Most Important Lesson From Making a Murderer: How YOU Can Protect Yourself The world is abuzz with talk of Netflix’s new docuseries “Making a Murderer”, which chronicles the investigation and murder trial of…
  • Jan 4

    Making a Murderer: How YOU Can Protect Yourself

    Making a Murderer: How YOU Can Protect Yourself
    The Single Most Important Lesson From Making a Murderer: How YOU Can Protect Yourself The world is abuzz with talk of Netflix’s new docuseries “Making a Murderer”, which chronicles the investigation and murder trial of…
Rank this Week: 3357

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1623

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/
  • Mar 14

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case
    Recently, the Fifth District Court of Appeal made a very important distinction in its disability discrimination opinion Wallace v County of Stanislaus, which is highly useful to employees-plaintiffs. The court clarified, among other things,…
  • Feb 18

    The Most Common EEOC Claims Against Employers in 2015

    The Most Common EEOC Claims Against Employers in 2015
    Retaliation claims increased by nearly five percent in 2015 and continue to be the leading type of cases filed by workers across the US. Various disability law violations, including ADA  disability discrimination claims  increased…
  • Dec 26

    Signs of Age Discrimination at Your Workplace

    Signs of Age Discrimination at Your Workplace
    This day and age, most employers are far too sophisticated and careful to make their desire to get rid of the older workers and replace them with younger ones obvious, because they are so afraid of being hit with an age discrimination /…
Rank this Week: 4277

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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  • 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: 4603

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 2

    Harris and Mixed Motives in Discrimination Case

    Harris and Mixed Motives in Discrimination Case
    The Supreme Court of California determined in Harris v. City of Santa Monica (2013) 56 Cal.4th 203, the proper remedy permitted for a plaintiff in a discrimination employment case under the Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) where, although…
Rank this Week: 1384