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Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Nov 25

    Lost in translation

    Lost in translation
    How do we know whether those with whom we are dealing have hostile intentions? How do we establish communication with them? How do we develop trust? The new science fiction movie Arrival addresses these common problems in conflict…
  • Nov 22

    Election

    Election
    Senator George Mitchell, the architect of the Northern Ireland peace agreements, spoke at the SCMA Conference the Saturday just before the election. Senator Mitchell addressed what we, and whichever candidate won the election, need to do next…
  • Nov 8

    Public Meeting

    Public Meeting
    Dorit Cypis put together an interesting workshop at the SCMA conference this past weekend, in which participants explored the power of forming small groups to engage in dialogue. This format has been used successfully in a number of…
Rank this Week: 4075

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    The US Patent Proce

    The US Patent Proce
    Applying for a patent can be complex and time-consuming. People who aren’t familiar with the process can run into hurdles that lead to delays and higher costs. If you’re thinking about applying for a patent, here are a few…
  • Nov 18

    Bankruptcy: Is my LLC’s Operating Agreement an Executory Contract?

    Bankruptcy: Is my LLC’s Operating Agreement an Executory Contract?
    What happens to an LLC member’s membership interest in the LLC if the member files bankruptcy? How does the member’s (the debtor) bankruptcy filing impact the LLC and its other members? Does the bankruptcy trustee (or the debtor…
  • Nov 11

    Tips to Avoid Business Litigation

    Tips to Avoid Business Litigation
    Going to court is expensive and can take your focus away from running your business for a significant period of time. In order to avoid the added cost and stress of litigation whenever possible, include these steps in your business practices.
Rank this Week: 3252

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2205

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/
  • Nov 24

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

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

    What are Epstein Credits and Watts Charges?

    What are Epstein Credits and Watts Charges?
    What are Epstein Credits? What are Watts Charges? Their name don’t offer much help but this article will. Epstein Credits and Watts Charges often come up in a California divorce case. Spouses usually learn about Epstein Credits and…
  • Nov 12

    8 Common and Surprising Reasons to Lose Custody of a Child

    8 Common and Surprising Reasons to Lose Custody of a Child
    What are the reasons to lose custody of a child? Some of the reasons are ones you can probably guess. Others may surprise you. This article provides insight on what the most common and uncommon reasons are a parent may lose custody of a…
Rank this Week: 2300

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3223

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Nov 23

    Texas Judge Orders Nationwide Halt of the DOL’s New Overtime Rule

    Texas Judge Orders Nationwide Halt of the DOL’s New Overtime Rule
    On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas (a 2014 Obama-appointee) issued a preliminary injunction barring implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new…
  • Nov 22

    Third Annual Review of Unbelievable Employment Case

    Third Annual Review of Unbelievable Employment Case
    Yes, these are real cases involving real people. Everyone in Southern California Would Need to be Accommodated If This Were a Disability A former employee in New Jersey sued her employer for wrongful termination after she requested an…
  • Nov 9

    Tips from the Table: Caucuses During Negotiation

    Tips from the Table: Caucuses During Negotiation
    We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at your…
Rank this Week: 3872

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Nov 23

    Burn Injuries at UC San Diego Apartment

    Burn Injuries at UC San Diego Apartment
    According to a recent report from The San Diego Union-Tribune, a student at UC San Diego suffered critical burn injuries in a fire at an apartment complex traditionally housing transfer students to the university. When home fires start in an…
  • Nov 18

    Football in California May Irreparably Alter Kids’ Brain

    Football in California May Irreparably Alter Kids’ Brain
    If your child currently plays tackle football in San Diego County, you might want to think twice before agreeing to let your child attend another practice or play in another game. Indeed, according to a recent article from NBC News, a new…
  • Nov 12

    Deadly Bus Accident in Southern California

    Deadly Bus Accident in Southern California
    When we board tour buses or other modes of public transportation in Southern California, most of us do not immediately worry about the risk of a serious bus accident. However, as a recent article in CNN News emphasizes, bus accidents can…
Rank this Week: 1836

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect, quality of care, falls and abuse. By the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi.

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Aging and Sleep Disturbance

    Aging and Sleep Disturbance
    As we begin to age our bodies react to the changing conditions and often sleep disturbances can begin to occur. The effects of aging can have an impact on the sleep cycles of the elderly. Sleep disturbances, common amongst seniors, bring…
  • Nov 23

    Aging and Sleep Disturbance

    Aging and Sleep Disturbance
    As we begin to age our bodies react to the changing conditions and often sleep disturbances can begin to occur. The effects of aging can have an impact on the sleep cycles of the elderly. Sleep disturbances, common amongst seniors, bring…
  • Nov 22

    Under Recognition of Frailty Among the Elderly

    Under Recognition of Frailty Among the Elderly
    An increase in the health of the elderly population has produced a spike in the number of elderly that undergo surgery at an older age. Elderly who are candidates for major surgery often run great risks that are increased when partnered with…
Rank this Week: 2894

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving and new class certification opinion: Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp.

    Happy Thanksgiving and new class certification opinion: Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp.
    I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and that you're all planning to enjoy the long holiday weekend. As a special Thanksgiving treat for those of us on the plaintiffs' side, take a look at Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corporation,...
  • Nov 9

    New FAL/UCL opinion considers standing: Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC

    New FAL/UCL opinion considers standing: Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC
    In Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Nov. 4, 2016), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Four) affirmed the trial court's dismissal of the plaintiff's FAL and UCL claims for lack of Prop. 64 standing and…
  • Nov 8

    Ninth Circuit also considers disqualification of class counsel: Radcliffe v. Hernandez

    Ninth Circuit also considers disqualification of class counsel: Radcliffe v. Hernandez
    First of all, I want to encourage everyone to get to the polls today and vote! I certainly will be voting today (Go Hillary!). When I was reading the Walker opinion for my post yesterday, I realized the Ninth Circuit...
Rank this Week: 2351

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Nov 23

    STUDY CONTENDS THAT IPCC MISSES FACT THAT CEMENT ABSORBS CO2

    STUDY CONTENDS THAT IPCC MISSES FACT THAT CEMENT ABSORBS CO2
    According to a study by the China Emissions Accounts and Datasets, the calculations by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of worldwide CO2 emissions overlook the fact that cement structure's absorb a good deal of CO2…
  • Oct 26

    NEW SO CAL SMOG CONTROL PROPOSALS GETTING LITTLE TRACTION

    NEW SO CAL SMOG CONTROL PROPOSALS GETTING LITTLE TRACTION
    According to an article by David Danelski in the Riverside California Press Enterprise, http://www.presstelegram.com/article/20161002/NEWS/161009932, smog is getting worse in Southern California but there is no consensus on what if any…
  • Oct 20

    NEW PROP 65 WARNING REGULATIONS GET FINAL APPROVAL

    NEW PROP 65 WARNING REGULATIONS GET FINAL APPROVAL
    The Office of Emergency Health Hazard Assessment (California) has announced that the Office of Administrative Law has given final approval to the extensive revisions of what constitutes clear and reasonable warning under Proposition 65. You…
Rank this Week: 2293

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Nov 23

    FDA delays lab developed test guidance

    FDA delays lab developed test guidance
    The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced on November 18, 2016 that it will not release a final guidance to regulate laboratory developed tests (“LDTs”), in vitro diagnostic tests designed, manufactured,…
  • Nov 18

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement Proce

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement Proce
    On November 16, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) hosted a 2016 MLN Connects National Provider Call (“Provider Call”) for purposes of outlining the parameters of the 2016 Hospital Appeals…
  • Nov 16

    Australia – TGA consults on software as a medical device

    Australia – TGA consults on software as a medical device
    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has opened consultation on the use of software as a medical device (SaMD) as part of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum working group (IMDRF Working Group). The IMDRF Working Group…
Rank this Week: 1808

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/
  • Nov 22

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking
    Community group ‘Preston New Road Action Group’ (PNRAG) has taken further action to challenge the government’s decision to allow fracking of shale gas at a site near Little Plumpton, Lancashire (the Plumpton Site). As…
  • Nov 22

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking
    Community group ‘Preston New Road Action Group’ (PNRAG) has taken further action to challenge the government’s decision to allow fracking of shale gas at a site near Little Plumpton, Lancashire (the Plumpton Site). As…
  • Nov 18

    Researchers zero in on how fracking can cause earthquake

    Researchers zero in on how fracking can cause earthquake
    A new academic study reveals two ways hydraulic fracturing by oil and gas operators can cause earthquakes in Alberta, Canada. Researchers at the University of Calgary’s Department of Geoscience have discovered that tremors induced by…
Rank this Week: 1813

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

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

    Selecting your Trust or Will litigation lawyer

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

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

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

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

    Would you pay money to take on a thankless job? Fighting to be Trustee of a California Trust
    There are times when a Trust settlor names a successor Trustee who is not a beneficiary of the Trust. This is often a great idea because naming a child as Trustee can be disastrous. And naming two or more children as Co-Trustees is a…
Rank this Week: 3725

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
  • Nov 21

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?
    I am writing this post about calculating one’s share ownership percentage because of an email exchange I had on behalf of a client. We had formed a Delaware corporation with 10 million authorized shares. Of the authorized shares, 8…
  • Nov 10

    DMCA Designated Agent List Going Online

    DMCA Designated Agent List Going Online
    The U.S. Copyright Office maintains designated agent records under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Office recently announced that will be moving from paper to an online system. DMCA Background The DMCA protects online…
  • Nov 1

    Corporate Officers Need Not Be Human Being

    Corporate Officers Need Not Be Human Being
    This post discusses my surprise at finding that there apparently is no requirement that corporate officers be human beings. My answer to a Quora question is the basis for this post. Please see Could an A.I. create a company and do all…
Rank this Week: 4070

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Vann H. Slatter, Esq., APLC.

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyer.net/
  • Nov 21

    What Should I Know If I Am Injured By A Cannabis Product In California?

    What Should I Know If I Am Injured By A Cannabis Product In California?
    On November 8th of this year, over 56% of Californians voted in favor of Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana for recreational cultivation and use in California. On January 1st, 2018, products containing marijuana and cannabis will also be…
  • Oct 31

    What Do I Need To Know If I Am The Victim Of A Bus Accident?

    What Do I Need To Know If I Am The Victim Of A Bus Accident?
    Unfortunately, bus accidents are much more common than you would think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there are approximately 300 bus accidents each year. The recent tragedy near Palm Springs,…
  • Sep 28

    How Much Is My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?

    How Much Is My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?
    Every day, motorcyclists are injured by negligent drivers. This is especially true in busy metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles. If you or someone you know is injured in a motorcycle collision, how do you know how much your case…
Rank this Week: 1855

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/
  • Nov 21

    What Should I Look for in a California Tax Lawyer?

    What Should I Look for in a California Tax Lawyer?
    When you need tax help, it only makes sense to look for in-depth experience in all of the tax laws relevant to you and your business. Federal and California state tax law are constantly changing, and it isn’t easy for the average…
  • Nov 18

    Can Back Taxes and Penalties Be Negotiated?

    Can Back Taxes and Penalties Be Negotiated?
    Back taxes can be financially crippling both to you and your business. If your tax debt is more than you can afford to pay back in a lump sum, or if you think there may be some error on the part of the government in assessing how much you…
  • Nov 10

    Why Hire a Tax Litigation Lawyer?

    Why Hire a Tax Litigation Lawyer?
    When faced with a tax controversy between you and the IRS, you may feel like you are at a disadvantage. The IRS has a giant team at its disposal to pursue its case against you. However, you do not need to face tax issues alone. Hiring a tax…
Rank this Week: 2047

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Nov 20

    UAE Outlaws Sales of Personal Data and Increases Fines for Companie

    UAE Outlaws Sales of Personal Data and Increases Fines for Companie
    The United Arab Emirates Penal Code was amended with effect from October 29, 2016 to outlaw the copying, distribution or disclosure of information that a person obtains in the course of their employment. This new offence will target company…
  • Nov 17

    China Cybersecurity: New Law Increases Security Regulation Over Cyberspace

    China Cybersecurity: New Law Increases Security Regulation Over Cyberspace
    On November 7, 2016, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) voted to pass the Cyber Security Law (unofficial English translation). Its draft has gone through three rounds of readings and it will…
  • Nov 14

    EMA Issues Guidance on Anonymization in Clinical Trial

    EMA Issues Guidance on Anonymization in Clinical Trial
    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued guidance on the implementation of its Policy 0070 on the publication of clinical data for medicines, including with respect to anonymization of clinical reports for publication. (As background,…
Rank this Week: 1831

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/
  • Nov 20

    California And San Francisco Sick Leave Law – The Basic

    California And San Francisco Sick Leave Law – The Basic
    In addition to California law, San Francisco sick leave law applies to all employees who are employed within the geographic boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco by an employer. Every employee, whether exempt or non-exempt, full…
  • Nov 20

    San Francisco Sick Leave Laws for Employees – The Basic

    San Francisco Sick Leave Laws for Employees – The Basic
    In addition to California law, San Francisco sick leave law applies to all employees who are employed within the geographic boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco by an employer. Every employee, whether exempt or non-exempt, full…
  • Nov 17

    Terminating an At-Will Employee Without Giving A Reason – Good Idea?

    Terminating an At-Will Employee Without Giving A Reason – Good Idea?
    The post Terminating an At-Will Employee Without Giving A Reason – Good Idea? appeared first on San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blog.
Rank this Week: 4325

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    Santa Clarita intersections among most dangerous in California

    Santa Clarita intersections among most dangerous in California
    A new study reveals that seven major intersections in the Santa Clarita Valley are among the state's most dangerous intersections.  The accidents involve pedestrian and auto accidents.  Santa Clarita was found to have a "higher than…
  • Oct 10

    Taking photos of your bodily injurie

    Taking photos of your bodily injurie
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:Hello everyone. This is Robert Mansour, and today I wanted to shoot a brief video on the importance of taking photographs of your injuries. I recently had a client who was involved in a head-on collision. He's a 21 year-old…
  • Sep 17

    You don't always need a lawyer

    You don't always need a lawyer
    While it is often a good idea to consult with a personal injury lawyer about your accident case, it doesn't always make sense to hire a lawyer.  The truth is you may not need a lawyer.  Here are some top reasons why you might not…
Rank this Week: 1608

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3368

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Nov 18

    Herbicide Cancer Lawsuits Consolidated in Northern California

    Herbicide Cancer Lawsuits Consolidated in Northern California
    This month, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated 37 lawsuits alleging exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer causes cancer. The lawsuits were consolidated in Northern California, where two of the…
  • Nov 14

    California Appeals Court Upholds Ruling for Defendant Gym Following Locker Room Injury

    California Appeals Court Upholds Ruling for Defendant Gym Following Locker Room Injury
    Plaintiff Kirk Anderson appealed from a trial court’s grant of summary judgment for defendant Fitness International, LLC, (L.A. Fitness) following his being injured in a locker room shower. Anderson contended the trial court…
  • Nov 7

    Lawsuit Filed Over Palm Springs Tour Bus Crash

    Lawsuit Filed Over Palm Springs Tour Bus Crash
    The relatives of two deceased passengers in a Palm Springs tour bus crash last month have filed suit. The crash, which took place in the desert east of Los Angeles, resulted in 13 fatalities–the deadliest California crash in decades.…
Rank this Week: 1807

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/
Rank this Week: 1732

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

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

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 17

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

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

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown
    By Michael Reiter Attorney at Law You may have seen the articles about the new California law that permits dead lawns during the drought. Here is the text of AB1, introduced by Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino):…
Rank this Week: 2953

Law and Software

Law and Software

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

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

    With or Without DACA You Are Still American DREAMer

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

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery

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

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful
    Giving back is good. This truth we hold to be  self-evident. Lawyers learn the importance of service from their first days in law school. Securities lawyers take asylum cases, high-powered litigators mediate landlord-tenant disputes and…
Rank this Week: 2381

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3659

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3410

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 15

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

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

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

    Elders and Falls: The Danger and the Billion Dollar Price Tag
    Based on a 2012 study investigating the implications of injuries suffered by senior residents of nursing homes, some “24,190 fatal and 3.2 million medically treated non-fatal fall related injuries” were reported across the U.S.…
  • Oct 10

    Fighting Financial Abuse: Police Arrest Dozens at Call Center Linked to IRS Scam

    Fighting Financial Abuse: Police Arrest Dozens at Call Center Linked to IRS Scam
    Call center scams wherein callers identify themselves as IRS officials seeking allegedly unpaid taxes from call victims have been ongoing for years. This scam is particularly devastating to elders as many individuals have fallen victim to…
Rank this Week: 2905

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Nov 15

    California Fair Pay Act Expands State Law Against Pay Inequality

    California Fair Pay Act Expands State Law Against Pay Inequality
    The California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying men and women differently for equal work.  On October 6, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act, which expanded and strengthened the Equal Pay Act in…
  • Oct 31

    Workers Who Sue for Unpaid Wages in California and Attorney’s Fee

    Workers Who Sue for Unpaid Wages in California and Attorney’s Fee
    California law provides many different ways for workers to recover attorney’s fees in wage and hour claims.  Some of these avenues include prevailing on a claim for failure to pay the minimum wage (see Labor Code section 1194),…
  • Oct 12

    New Law Prohibits Employers From Forcing Workers To Bring Claims In Other States and Countrie

    New Law Prohibits Employers From Forcing Workers To Bring Claims In Other States and Countrie
    On September 26, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1241, which addresses choice of law and choice of forum clauses in employment contracts.  Simply put, some employers try to force workers to bring any claims they might have…
Rank this Week: 2459

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/
  • Nov 14

    The Underrated Virtue of Changing Your Mind

    The Underrated Virtue of Changing Your Mind
    At Bona Law, nobody owns any ideas. If I come up with an argument for a brief, it isn’t the Jarod-Bona idea. If a client or a paralegal or a junior attorney or my six-year-old son tells me that the strategy that I have set on a complex…
  • Oct 16

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?
    Federal district courts deciding motions to dismiss an antitrust case too often apply the summary-judgment standard to conspiracy allegations, particularly when confronted with non-parallel-conduct cases.
  • Oct 16

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?
    Federal district courts deciding motions to dismiss an antitrust case too often apply the summary-judgment standard to conspiracy allegations, particularly when confronted with non-parallel-conduct cases.
Rank this Week: 2465

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: 1984

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Nov 11

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid

    Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid
    One of the hot issues in eminent domain these days involves the government’s efforts to take over privately-run utility companies.  The argument typically is that the government — which has no profit-making motive — can…
  • Nov 3

    What Does the Election Mean for the Future of Infrastructure Development?

    What Does the Election Mean for the Future of Infrastructure Development?
    With only a few days remaining until one of the most controversial presidential elections in history, there has been little focus on the candidates’ plans as it pertains to the future of infrastructure development in…
  • Oct 7

    New Opinion Clarifies Takings Law Regarding Affordable Housing Program

    New Opinion Clarifies Takings Law Regarding Affordable Housing Program
    Last year, my partner Ben Rubin reported on the California Supreme Court’s decision in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, which analyzed an inclusionary housing ordinance and held that such…
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Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Nov 10

    Hotel Lawyer: How the Marriott-Starwood merger will affect you. . .

    Hotel Lawyer: How the Marriott-Starwood merger will affect you. . .
    10 November 2016 Global Hospitality Group® survey results: What does all the recent consolidation in the hotel industry mean to different stakeholders? Marriott closed its acquisition of Starwood on September 23, 2016, following…
  • Nov 7

    Hotel Lawyer: The PROs and CONs of multi-branded hotel

    Hotel Lawyer: The PROs and CONs of multi-branded hotel
    7 November 2016 Hotel Lawyer on multi-branded hotels. Hotels with more than one brand are increasingly common, but it wasn’t always so. Although some compelling advantages are driving this trend in many situations, developers and owners…
  • Oct 20

    Hotel Capital Markets Update: David Loeb, RW Baird

    Hotel Capital Markets Update: David Loeb, RW Baird
    20 October 2016 David Loeb, Senior Research Analyst at RW Baird, presented his research during the Meet the Money® 2017 planning meeting hosted recently during The Lodging Conference. His presentation covered factors currently impacting…
Rank this Week: 2222

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/
  • Nov 10

    Election aftermath: The road ahead

    Election aftermath: The road ahead
    When I was in law school, a white male student ran for a position in our student body government. In his campaign statement, he said that if elected, he would eliminate funding for the school’s minority organizations and use the money…
  • Sep 16

    A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical support

    A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical support
    By Jenna Gerry After receiving unprecedented bi-partisan support, a bill that would expand parental leave to 2.7 million more of California’s working families is on the Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. Introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth…
  • Aug 23

    We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day

    We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day
    Today we commemorate “African American Women’s Equal Pay Day,” the day in the year when African American women’s wages finally catch up to what men earned last year.  It is important to note that African American…
Rank this Week: 2688

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Nov 9

    Prop 64 and old marijuana conviction

    Prop 64 and old marijuana conviction
    Last night, California voters passed Proposition 64 which made sweeping changes to the marijuana laws. Possession by adults over 21 for personal, recreational use is now (as of 12:01 Wednesday November 9, 2016) legal in California. …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4445

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Nov 8

    Trust Beneficiaries' Bill of Right

    Trust Beneficiaries' Bill of Right
    One of the advantages of trusts is privacy. Unlike the probate of a will, there is no legal requirement that the trustee file the trust with the local court. However, privacy is also one of the disadvantages of trusts. Unless the Trustee…
  • Oct 25

    The Grantor Retained Annuity Trust

    The Grantor Retained Annuity Trust
    A key goal of what we refer to as “estate planning” is to preserve a legacy for your family.  How can you get as much of your estate as possible into the hands of your beneficiaries?  That means minimizing, if not…
  • Oct 4

    Estate Planning 101

    Estate Planning 101
    The purpose of this article is to explain the goals of estate planning so as to make you an expert on the subject. After reading this article, you will not only understand this for yourself, but also be able to explain it to your friends and…
Rank this Week: 1844

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Nov 4

    Spokeo Gets Lyft Off

    Spokeo Gets Lyft Off
    The Northern District of California dismissed a Fair Credit Reporting Act case against Lyft upon finding that plaintiff lacked Article III standing based on the Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S.…
  • Oct 3

    Third Circuit Applies Presumption of Timeliness to Pre-Certification Motion to Intervene as Class Representative

    Third Circuit Applies Presumption of Timeliness to Pre-Certification Motion to Intervene as Class Representative
    This case concerned a federal antitrust class action involving a proposed class of Class 8 truck purchasers who alleged a conspiracy by several truck transmission suppliers and manufacturers to raise prices by eliminating competition among…
  • Sep 29

    Third Circuit Creates Framework for Analyzing Numerosity

    Third Circuit Creates Framework for Analyzing Numerosity
    The Third Circuit recently vacated class certification, granted by the Eastern District of Pennsylvania after nearly a decade of litigation, in an antitrust case alleging that a pharmaceutical company entered into agreements with four generic…
Rank this Week: 2045

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/
Rank this Week: 3088

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Nov 2

    Kentucky Rolls Out its P3 Law in Lexington

    Kentucky Rolls Out its P3 Law in Lexington
    The National Council for Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently concluded on October 28 a very well-attended two day conference in Lexington, Kentucky on the Commonwealth’s new…
  • Nov 1

    U.S. Department of Transportation Solicits Project Applications for $850 Million in FASTLANE Grant

    U.S. Department of Transportation Solicits Project Applications for $850 Million in FASTLANE Grant
    The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is calling for project applications for $850 million in transportation infrastructure grants, representing the second opportunity for funding from a program that has already received tremendous…
  • Oct 24

    New Management Contract Rules Hot Topic At NABL Conference

    New Management Contract Rules Hot Topic At NABL Conference
    Over a thousand US public finance attorneys converged on the City of Chicago last week for the annual National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys Workshop.  The conference, the oldest and largest of its kind, featured a…
Rank this Week: 3820

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/
  • Nov 2

    Early Termination of a Commercial Lease

    Early Termination of a Commercial Lease
    There are a number of reasons why a business owner might be motivated to end a commercial lease early.  The most common reason is that a business is not doing well enough to keep up with the lease payments.  Other reasons include…
  • Oct 25

    Assignment Clauses and Related Terms in Commercial Leasing

    Assignment Clauses and Related Terms in Commercial Leasing
    Assignment clauses are an important part of commercial leasing. They provide successful tenants an opportunity to sell their businesses and provide failing businesses the possibility of finding replacement tenants in order to avoid breaching…
  • Oct 9

    Considerations in Drafting Indemnity Provision

    Considerations in Drafting Indemnity Provision
    Generally, parties are liable for their own negligent conduct.  An indemnity provision in a contract reallocates this liability from one party to another.  Viewed practically, an indemnity clause shifts insurance…
Rank this Week: 3936

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Oct 31

    Make Me an Offer

    Make Me an Offer
    Last week an interesting case was handed down by the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District in San Diego. The case involved a claim for attorney fees under the Song-Beverly Act (aka "The Lemon Law"). See, Nancy Goglin v BMW...
  • Sep 30

    Park to Reverse

    Park to Reverse
    The Family of the late Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin filed a wrongful death lawsuit last month against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. The popular Star Trek actor was killed in June of this year when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee...
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 1354

Jerry Burleson

Jerry Burleson

Covers the legal rights of minority shareholders of privately held corporations.

http://www.jerryburleson.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3407

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Oct 26

    If Your Smartphone Goes Dead, You be a Victim of SIM-Swapping

    If Your Smartphone Goes Dead, You be a Victim of SIM-Swapping
    CreditCards.com has a report on how scammers manager to steal your smartphone identity. If your phone mysteriously goes dead and your service provider tells you someone purchased and activated a new iPhone under your account, you are a victim…
  • Sep 23

    CFPB Sues Credit Repair Company and Advises Consumers Not to Fall for Misleading Credit Repair Ad

    CFPB Sues Credit Repair Company and Advises Consumers Not to Fall for Misleading Credit Repair Ad
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the credit repair company Prime Marketing Holdings alleging it charged consumers illegal advance fees and misrepresented the cost and effectiveness of…
  • Sep 12

    Trans Union’s Tenant Screening Service Trips Up NPR Reporter

    Trans Union’s Tenant Screening Service Trips Up NPR Reporter
    Bobby Allyn, a NPR reporter for station WHYY in Philadelphia writes in the Washington Post about his experience with Trans Union having mixed his identity with that of a criminal imprisoned in Tennessee. Mr Ally had applied to rent an…
Rank this Week: 1571

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

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

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Oct 25

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely
    Fran the funeral home director called the other day. Our office had been providing ongoing legal services related to her business structure. She knew that, in addition to other services our law firm provides, one of the areas we specialize in…
  • Nov 13

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet
    (*Interview with Attorney KC Marie Knox starts at 9min:50sec) Estate Planning Attorney KC Marie Knox was invited to “Love That Dog Hollywood” to speak about the importance of protecting your pet and planning in the event of a…
  • Nov 13

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet
    (*Interview with Attorney KC Marie Knox starts at 9min:50sec) Estate Planning Attorney KC Marie Knox was invited to “Love That Dog Hollywood” to speak about the importance of protecting your pet and planning in the event of a…
Rank this Week: 3293

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping
    Recently, our cyber liability team discussed the impact internet data scraping has had upon trade secrets litigation.  Trade secrets cases are tough to win as plaintiffs.  The availability of competitive data online presents…
  • Aug 30

    Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Internet Defamation

    Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Internet Defamation
    Often, data breaches are associated with internet defamation or other torts like impersonation.  Many times we come across strong defamation cases that cannot proceed because the potential client has waited too long to take action.…
  • Aug 22

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage
    Perhaps no other claim in federal litigation runs afoul of Rule 11 more than trade secrets claims.  As trade secrets lawyers, we have defended a number of frivolous cases.  That is why, in California, there is a fee shifting…
Rank this Week: 1889

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit…

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit Center

Focuses on personal injury accidents.

http://accidentlawfirmblog.lawyer/
  • Oct 23

    Palm Springs Tour Bus and Big Rig Collision Kills 13 Injures 31

    Palm Springs Tour Bus and Big Rig Collision Kills 13 Injures 31
    At least 25 people were transported to area hospitals. Those taken to the hospital five listed in critical condition and three in serious condition. The post Palm Springs Tour Bus and Big Rig Collision Kills 13 Injures 31 appeared first on…
  • Oct 20

    Elder Killed in Terrible South Bay Crash

    Elder Killed in Terrible South Bay Crash
    The victim Gomez said had blood all over him and his face. In addition, he said paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive the man. The post Elder Killed in Terrible South Bay Crash appeared first on Michael Ehline's Accident Law Firm Blog.
  • Oct 10

    Fatal Hermosa Scooter Crash

    Fatal Hermosa Scooter Crash
    This happened right down the street from my home. I am seeing more and more motorcycle and scooter collisions in the South Bay. I learned about this one when I drove past a pile of flowers laying in the street....Read more The post Fatal…
Rank this Week: 1946