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California Insurance Defense

California Insurance Defense

Covers claims handling practices and litigation procedures for insurers, self-insured businesses, claims adjusters, and insurance attorneys. By John Armstrong.

http://californiainsurancedefense.wordpress.com/
  • May 8

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price

    Grammar and the Law: Use the Restrictive Comma; It Adds Clarity: Fail to Use It, And Pay the Price
    Many of us had an English teacher that taught us that adding the final comma to a list was not necessary so we didn’t need to do it. And if you writing or reading for pleasure, and dollars and cents are not determined but how your sentence…
  • Mar 14

    The Best Defense Is A Good Setoff

    The Best Defense Is A Good Setoff
    If you got it, of course. Today, I’m talking about the common law doctrine of setoff as it applies in California litigation. Contractual offsets are a different topic for another day, such as offsetting worker’s compensation payments from…
  • Mar 8

    Employee’s Negligence Trumps Owner of Premise’s Knowledge of Dangerous Condition Creating Triable Issues of Fact

    Employee’s Negligence Trumps Owner of Premise’s Knowledge of Dangerous Condition Creating Triable Issues of Fact
    In premise liability cases, a tried and true defense to a customer’s slip and fall action was to argue that the spillage or other dangerous condition happened before the business knew about the spill or other condition that caused or…
Rank this Week: 2309

Trademark Sentinel

Trademark Sentinel

Covers trademark practice and trademark law.

http://www.trademark-sentinel.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    USPTO fixes issues with electronic notices to courtesy email

    USPTO fixes issues with electronic notices to courtesy email
    Back in the day (i.e., before November 19, 2011), trademark applicants could only list a single email address to receive electronic notices from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).  However, after the most recent version of …
  • Feb 6

    New Trademark Examination Guide Regarding Unitarine

    New Trademark Examination Guide Regarding Unitarine
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark just released a new Exam Guide entitled Additional Considerations for Determining Whether Wording in a Mark Comprises a Unitary Phrase or Slogan for Purposes of Disclaimer.  The new Exam Guide can be found at…
  • Jan 16

    USPTO’S New Look for 2012

    USPTO’S New Look for 2012
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has redone its website at www.uspto.gov.  According to the USPTO, the new website was designed from best practices to make it easier to learn about and engage in the activities and…
Rank this Week: 2264

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers disability and medical discrimination, employment claims, workplace discrimination, and workplace harassment. By the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg.

http://www.losangelesemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say
    It can feel like you’re being interrogated- your sat on a chair in front of one, or a row of people, who will give you question after question, judge your answers and make little notes while you talk. It’s a universal fact of life- nobody…
  • Aug 20

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?
    The battle of the sexes is an age old argument, but perhaps no issue gets either side more fired up than the question “Are women worse drivers than men?”  Women have gotten an unfair rap of being poor drivers, but who is it that is…
  • Aug 2

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer
    When it comes to finding the proper lawyer to fight your case, time might not be on your side. However it’s essential that you do take some time out to choose the right attorney and don’t be pushed into making any hasty choices. So how do…
Rank this Week: 1858

California Police Brutality Lawyer…

California Police Brutality Lawyer Blog

Covers police brutality and excessive force. By Okorie Okorocha.

http://www.californiapolicebrutalitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2319

Orange County Criminal Lawyers…

Orange County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers fraud charges, white collar crime, investment fraud and elderly abuse. By the Law Offices of Vincent J. LaBarbera, Jr.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Two Arrests Made in Irvine Craigslist Robbery

    Two Arrests Made in Irvine Craigslist Robbery
    Two men were recently arrested and charged with robbery after allegedly setting up a purchase on Craigslist, The Orange County Register reports.
  • Jan 25

    Police Say They Have Arrested Santa Ana Serial Rapist

    Police Say They Have Arrested Santa Ana Serial Rapist
    Police recently made some serious allegations in a Santa Ana sex crimes case by arresting a man they're telling the public is responsible for several local sexual assaults.
  • Jan 10

    Anaheim Continues Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensarie

    Anaheim Continues Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensarie
    City officials recently extended a ban on Anaheim medical marijuana dispensaries as leaders try to figure out how legal challenges to California's law will play out, The Orange County Register reports.
Rank this Week: 2169

Los Angeles California Tax…

Los Angeles California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy, fraud and criminal tax, offer in compromise, and other tax news and updates. By Victor Yoo of the Tax Lawyers Group.

http://www.irstaxlawattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 1996

Lord of the Lease

Lord of the Lease

Law, news & trends in the California commercial leasing market. By Janis Hui.

http://lordofthelease.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Occupy LA Offered 10,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space for $1 Per Year Plus Farmland

    Occupy LA Offered 10,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space for $1 Per Year Plus Farmland
    Didn't think I'd be writing about the Occupy Movement but here we are... Occupy LA and Los Angeles officials may be entering lease negotiations for a space near City Hall.  In exchange for cleaning up camp, officials have offered the…
  • Nov 2

    Protect Clients from Repeated and Harassing Lawsuit

    Protect Clients from Repeated and Harassing Lawsuit
    California’s vexatious litigant statute, Code of Civil Procedure 391, et seq., has been around for some time but it is worth revisiting in today’s litigation climate.  Improved access to law and courts and legal information is allowing…
  • Aug 23

    Thanks Justia!

    Thanks Justia!
    Lord of the Lease has been selected for inclusion in Justia's Blawg Directory. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Justia provides online legal and consumer information to the public, including case law, codes, regulations, legal…
Rank this Week: 2122

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney

Covers personal bankruptcy.

http://www.labankruptcyattorney.net
  • Oct 13

    Tax Savings with real estate

    Tax Savings with real estate
    Under our existing tax code, we are able to deduct the interest and property tax that we pay in any given year from our gross income. This is basically the federal government subsidizing the purchase of our homes, according to Jeff Lowe,…
  • Jan 11

    Justice Kagan

    Justice Kagan
    Supreme Court Justice Kagan delivered her first opinion ruling for a credit card company in a bankruptcy dispute. The court ruled 8-1, against a debtor who wanted to shield some income from his creditor by claiming a $471 monthly allowance…
  • Jan 8

    Wamu Bankruptcy Plan Rejected

    Wamu Bankruptcy Plan Rejected
    A Delaware bankruptcy judge has rejected Washington Mutual’s reorganization plan because it gave too much protection to the former executive of the bank. The judge further stated that the way the reorganization plan calls for doling out up…
Rank this Week: 2382

Prop 8 On Trial

Prop 8 On Trial

Daily reports from the same-sex marriage trial by Berkeley Law students

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.…
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September. Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging…
Rank this Week: 2041

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 9

    Oregon Mut. Ins. Co. v. National General Ins. Co. Determines California Dog Bites Not Covered By Auto Insurance Policy

    Oregon Mut. Ins. Co. v. National General Ins. Co. Determines California Dog Bites Not Covered By Auto Insurance Policy
    In a recent Ninth Circuit case, the court determined that under California law, an insured's auto insurance policy did not cover a person's injury from a dog bite. In Oregon Mut. Ins. Co. v. National General Ins. Co., an individual…
  • Aug 2

    $17 Million Wrongful Death Verdict Against MTA

    $17 Million Wrongful Death Verdict Against MTA
    This past Friday a Los Angeles jury awarded $17 million to the family of a blind passenger - Cameron Cuthbertson - who died in a Metro Blue Line accident. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by Cuthbertson's mother after the Compton man…
  • Jul 25

    New Los Angeles Bicycle Law To Protect Bikers From Harassment And Assault

    New Los Angeles Bicycle Law To Protect Bikers From Harassment And Assault
    This past week the Los Angeles City Council approved a landmark ordinance - the "Prohibition Against Harassment of Bicyclists" providing bicyclists much greater protection from harassment and assault. Harassing bicyclists is now illegal and…
Rank this Week: 2226

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • Jun 9

    Martinez v. Combs and the Expanded Definition of “Employer”

    Martinez v. Combs and the Expanded Definition of “Employer”
    The California Supreme Court has recently expanded the definition of “employer” and what it means to “employ” for the purposes of Labor Code wage and hour violations. In the case of Martinez v. Combs, plaintiffs were seasonal…
  • Oct 7

    How Hostile Does It Have to Be?

    How Hostile Does It Have to Be?
    Racist comments or ethnic slurs at work can amount to a “hostile work environment” depending on the number of incidents and the working relationship between the speaker and receiver of the discriminatory comments.
  • Jun 9

    Harassing Behavior

    Harassing Behavior
    The following is a list of some sexual harassing behaviors defined by California statutory law:1. Sexual favors -- unwanted sexual advances or propositions2. Verbal conduct -- epithets, slurs or derogatory comments, including comments about…
Rank this Week: 1793

Nolo's Small Business Legal Blog

Nolo's Small Business Legal Blog

http://www.smallbusinesslegalblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    Business in the Cloud

    Business in the Cloud
    The talk of clouds in business is everywhere--mostly recently with the unveiling of iClouds for iTunes music storage. What is it? Simply put, with cloud computing, you pay to access an Internet-based service which hosts the software,…
  • Jun 6

    We've Moved!

    We've Moved!
    Our new home is http://blog.nolo.com/smallbusiness/.
  • May 10

    Secrets of Chinese Business Owners' Succe

    Secrets of Chinese Business Owners' Succe
    Unless you've been living in a cave for the past few months, you've probably heard of Amy Chua's infamous book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. After reading the book, small business owner and mother Barbara Taylor wondered if there were…
Rank this Week: 2009

The Rap Sheet: Nolo's Criminal Law…

The Rap Sheet: Nolo's Criminal Law Blog

http://www.criminallawblawg.com/
  • Jun 6

    The Rap Sheet Has Moved (But in the Electronic World, Not Far!)

    The Rap Sheet Has Moved (But in the Electronic World, Not Far!)
    The Rap Sheet has moved to the bucoloic community of blog.Nolo.com. The blog's URL is http://blog.nolo.com/criminallaw/.
  • Apr 26

    Sex-Change Surgery for Transgender Inmates?

    Sex-Change Surgery for Transgender Inmates?
    Lyralisa Sevens is a California transgender prison inmate.  Stevens was born a male but identifies as female. California provides Stevens with hormone replacement therapy, but Stevens is housed with male prisoners because Stevens' male…
  • Apr 21

    Christian Longo's Plea: "After you execute me, please harvest my organs."

    Christian Longo's Plea: "After you execute me, please harvest my organs."
    Christian Longo is on Oregon's death row, convicted of brutally murdering his wife and three small children.  A healthy man aged 37, Longo has made an interesting humanitarian proposal.  He will drop his appeal of the death sentence. …
Rank this Week: 2008

License Advocates Law Group

License Advocates Law Group

Provides information for professional and occupational licensees and license applicants in California who have been denied a license, credential, or certificate or who are at risk for disciplinary action (revocation, suspension, probation) against the license by the State.

http://licenseadvocateslawgroup.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2011

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 1861

Real Divorce Mediation

Real Divorce Mediation

By Debra Synovec.

http://www.wholemediation.com/rdmblog/
  • May 15

    Curiosity Is Everything

    Curiosity Is Everything
    John Medina points out in Brain Rules that curiosity is everything. Curious mind.  Cpen mind.  Responsive mind.  All three advance your divorce settlement conversations.
  • May 2

    How Many Mediators Does It Take?

    How Many Mediators Does It Take?
    The 17th Annual Dispute Resolution Conference, an outstanding event sponsored by the Washington Law School Foundation ,the
  • Apr 25

    Mediation Is Better Process for Divorce

    Mediation Is Better Process for Divorce
    Last Thursday I had the opportunity to hear Gloria Steinem, author and activist, famous for the Women’s Liberation Movement, speak at a fundraising luncheon for the YWCA.  She spoke in part about how empowerment starts with the least…
Rank this Week: 1672

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
Rank this Week: 3120

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 21

    AT&T PAYS $51 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA

    AT&T PAYS $51 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA
    The California Attorney General's office filed suit accusing AT&T of disposing of hazardous electronic waste over a 9-year period of time. The $51 million settlement was announced on the same day that the Attorney General filed suit. The…
  • Nov 15

    CHEMICAL LEAK NEAR HOUSTON KILLS 4

    CHEMICAL LEAK NEAR HOUSTON KILLS 4
    Sometimes chemicals designed for safety can themselves become deadly. For example, NBC reports that Saturday morning a chemical used to odorize natural gas, and thus warn people of the presence of the potentially explosive gas, itself leaked…
  • Apr 25

    Yet more controversy over solar power The…

    Yet more controversy over solar power The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a report concerning the effect on birds of three solar facilities in Southern California.…
Rank this Week: 2509

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    President Obama's Immigration Speech: "We were strangers once, too".

    President Obama's Immigration Speech: "We were strangers once, too".
    By Charles M. Miller, Partner Miller Law Offices On November 20, 2014, President Obama delivered a speech which introduced the Immigration Accountability Executive Actions, an executive order that will provide wide-reaching relief to millions…
  • Nov 19

    President Obama Immigration Address Thursday, November 20, 2014 5PM Pacific/8 Eastern

    President Obama Immigration Address Thursday, November 20, 2014 5PM Pacific/8 Eastern
    President Obama will give a live address tomorrow at 8 pm(ET) to lay out the executive actions he will be taking to fix our broken immigration system. Additionally, on Friday afternoon, the President is planning to fully unveil the plan in…
  • Oct 12

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Infosys Immigration Case Featured at Stanford Law School Symposium

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Infosys Immigration Case Featured at Stanford Law School Symposium
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will be the featured speaker at Stanford Law School's Fourth Annual Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium to be held October 28, 2014, on the University's campus.The Symposium will also feature a…
Rank this Week: 3922

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 21

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry
    By Lisa Mak Making the headlines this week was a landmark $4 million backpay and compliance settlement for 280 current and former workers at the popular Yank Sing restaurant in San Francisco.  Last summer, a group of Yank Sing employees,…
  • Nov 11

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training
    In a recent article published on the popular online magazine, Truthout, CELA VOICE blogger and police misconduct lawyer, Jim DeSimone, explains why police officers need to be properly trained in order to avoid unnecessary use of force…
  • Nov 5

    Despite losses in Congress, workers gain ground in state and local election

    Despite losses in Congress, workers gain ground in state and local election
    Although the Republicans had a sizable victory in last night’s midterm elections, and even picked up a few seats in the California state legislature, workers in California and across the U.S. scored some major…
Rank this Week: 3033

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Law Offices of J Craig Fong.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Pres Obama Executive Order Protects Immigrant Familie

    Pres Obama Executive Order Protects Immigrant Familie
    With President Obama's announcement of executive action on immigration issues, the phone has been ringing constantly at both the Pasadena and Palm Springs offices. The Law Offices of J Craig Fong has fielded over 50 telephone inquiries this…
  • Nov 18

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later
    The tidal wave of the first same-sex marriage (SSM) cases has passed, and I'd like to share some very brief observations. The Immigration Law Office of J Craig Fong, with offices Hollywood and Palm Springs, fielded over 150 inquiries about...
  • Nov 15

    USCIS Asked to Designate TPS for Philippines -- under consideration

    USCIS Asked to Designate TPS for Philippines -- under consideration
    The Immigration Law Offices of J Craig Fong has many, many clients from the Philippines, both at the Los Angeles office and the Palm Springs office. Last week, the Philippine Islands suffered catastrophic damage from the winds and rain of...
Rank this Week: 3650

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform
    On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced he will provide immediate relief for many of those impacted by of our immigration system, and he is offering Congress an architecture for the permanent reforms. Under the new policies…
  • Nov 17

    National Visa Center No Longer Collects Original Civil Document

    National Visa Center No Longer Collects Original Civil Document
    As of November 12, 2014, immigrant visa applicants at non-electronic processing posts will be instructed to submit photocopies of their civil documents by mail to the National Visa Center (NVC). When the appointment is scheduled, NVC will…
  • Nov 11

    U.S. and China Agree to Extend Visas for Business Travelers, Tourists, and Student

    U.S. and China Agree to Extend Visas for Business Travelers, Tourists, and Student
    The U.S. Department of State announced that starting November 12, 2014, the U.S. will issue extended visas to Chinese business travelers, tourists, students, and exchange visitors in accordance with the new reciprocal agreement between the…
Rank this Week: 4209

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Sacramento and Stockton worker's compensation, personal injury and auto accident topics. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Dealing with a Car Accident in Sacramento

    Dealing with a Car Accident in Sacramento
    Personal injury attorneys with Sette Law frequently work with victims of car accidents in Sacramento. Accident lawyers deal with the outcome of missteps on the part of injured victims in the immediate aftermath of the accident – a…
  • Oct 21

    Pedestrian hit by Bike Rider seeks Compensation in Sacramento

    Pedestrian hit by Bike Rider seeks Compensation in Sacramento
    Bicycle accident lawyers in Sacramento will watch the development of an accident claim that focuses on code governing pedestrian safety in Sacramento. Bicycle accidents have become increasingly common as residents choose bikes over cars for…
  • Oct 21

    Dangerous Dogs threaten Neighborhood Safety in Sacramento

    Dangerous Dogs threaten Neighborhood Safety in Sacramento
    Dog bite lawyers at Sette Law pay close attention to legal cases involving death or injuries. Unfortunately, it’s the most spectacular and deadly incidents that grab headlines. But our Sacramento dog bite attorneys are keenly aware of…
Rank this Week: 4023

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 21

    Obtaining Licenses and Permits for Your Busine

    Obtaining Licenses and Permits for Your Busine
    In any business venture, compliance with applicable laws and regulations is essential. These vary significantly depending on your industry and the jurisdiction in which you operate. In some cases, you may be subject to licensing and…
  • Nov 14

    Business Entrepreneurship: 4 Keys to Achieving Succe

    Business Entrepreneurship: 4 Keys to Achieving Succe
    Breaking away from the rest and forming your own business is a dream for many people. Business entrepreneurship can be a risky but rewarding venture, and it's possible to achieve great success in your new company. Although running a business…
  • Nov 7

    Consider Your Options: Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration

    Consider Your Options: Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration
    Sometimes, avoiding litigation in a legal dispute is the best way to achieve a resolution. Mediation and arbitration may be viable alternatives to reduce the time and money spent litigating. Here are some pros and cons to choosing meditation…
Rank this Week: 3870

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

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

http://lorijpaul.com
  • Nov 21

    Kansas Attorney Disbarred for “Inexplicable Incompetence”

    Kansas Attorney Disbarred for “Inexplicable Incompetence”
    In another ABA Journal article, a lawyer in Kansas who told jurors his capital murder client was a “professional drug dealer” and a “shooter of people” has been disbarred for “inexplicable incompetence.”…
  • Nov 21

    California Bar Fires Back at Former Fired Bar Leader, Claiming His Suit is Basele

    California Bar Fires Back at Former Fired Bar Leader, Claiming His Suit is Basele
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, The State Bar of California is firing back after its former executive director claimed in a lawsuit that he was fired for exposing “egregious improprieties.” The bar says the lawsuit by…
  • Nov 20

    California Courtroom Closure

    California Courtroom Closure
    The California Bar Journal reported that due to budget cuts, the state’s trial courts have been devastated. To see where the closures have occurred in your county and which parts of the state have been hit the hardest, click on this…
Rank this Week: 3783

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

Features business updates with a focus on California law. By Top Floor Legal, PC.

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Starbucks Suffers from a Holiday Promotion Gone Awry [e121]

    Starbucks Suffers from a Holiday Promotion Gone Awry [e121]
    Nasir and Matt close out the week by talking about the Starbucks’ promotion that resulted in untended buy one get one free offers.   The guys then answer, “Can I have one of my employees also be a contractor for special…
  • Nov 20

    Should I Organize My Business as a Professional Corporation?

    Should I Organize My Business as a Professional Corporation?
    The professional corporation, or PC, is a form of business organization available under various state laws to narrow list of licensed professionals, including doctors, dentists, chiropractors and acupuncturists. Decisions about business form…
  • Nov 19

    Why the USPS Data Breach was Significantly Different [e120]

    Why the USPS Data Breach was Significantly Different [e120]
    The guys discuss the recent data breach at the US Postal Service that led to confidential employee information being compromised.  They also answer the question, “What do I need to do to my guest room to make it a writeoff for my…
Rank this Week: 3007

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Bicyclist Struck and Severely Injured in Laguna Wood

    Bicyclist Struck and Severely Injured in Laguna Wood
    Male Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle and In Critical Condition   According to the local authorities, a seventy-three year old had been hospitalized due to being in a grave condition on Saturday morning after he was struck by a vehicle as he…
  • Nov 19

    Man Hit by Pickup Truck and Killed in Ramona

    Man Hit by Pickup Truck and Killed in Ramona
    Man Dies After Struck by Pickup Truck   Crossing the road at anytime is pretty scary and can be quite dangerous. However, crossing an interstate on foot is reckless and even scarier. According to the CHP (California Highway Patrol) a man…
  • Nov 18

    Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle in Laguna Wood

    Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle in Laguna Wood
    Male Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle and In Critical Condition   According to the local authorities, a seventy-three year old had been hospitalized due to being in a grave condition on Saturday morning after he was struck by a vehicle as he…
Rank this Week: 3075

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Thanksgiving Driving in Santa Clara County

    Thanksgiving Driving in Santa Clara County
    Holiday driving can be dangerous  Last year AAA estimated that more than 39 million people were going to travel by car 50 or more miles for Thanksgiving. Closer to home, in Santa Clara County, a 66-year-old man driving a motor home along…
  • Oct 30

    Seatbelts Are California Law | Sunnyvale, CA Auto Accident

    Seatbelts Are California Law | Sunnyvale, CA Auto Accident
    Fatalities occur in car crashes when occupants do not wear their seat belts Recently a man decided to operate a vehicle after attending a birthday celebration where alcohol was being served. Several others got into his Honda Accord and after…
  • Oct 11

    What You Should Know about Distracted Driver

    What You Should Know about Distracted Driver
    California law prohibits texting while driving Eighty percent of vehicle crashes occur because of some type of driver inattention. The number one source of driver distraction is talking or texting on a cell phone.  According to the…
Rank this Week: 3531

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Writ Petitions and Administrative Records – At What Cost?

    Writ Petitions and Administrative Records – At What Cost?
    Our modern world has created a framework where many factual and legal decisions are made by administrative agencies. Decisions of administrative agencies are typically reviewed by superior courts pursuant to provisions in California Code of…
  • Nov 18

    Kurt Knepper Joins Hart King

    Kurt Knepper Joins Hart King
    We are pleased to announce that Kurt Knepper has joined the firm as an associate in our litigation and manufactured housing practice groups. Kurt represent clients in California and has represented clients in Texas. He has a multi-faceted…
  • Nov 12

    Accomplished Law Firm Hart King is One of South Coast Metro’s Pioneer

    Accomplished Law Firm Hart King is One of South Coast Metro’s Pioneer
    Reprinted with the permission of South Coast Metro360. One of Southern California’s most respected law firms, Hart King, and the South Coast Metro Alliance have something in common. Both were founded in the early 1980s. Back then, the…
Rank this Week: 3084

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Nov 20

    New California Employment Laws for 2015

    New California Employment Laws for 2015
    We’ve written throughout the year about new employment laws that take effect in California in 2015. But as the year winds down, here’s a handy list of the most significant ones (with links to our earlier entries). Many…
  • Nov 13

    Judge Begs Higher Courts to Clarify Exempt Statu

    Judge Begs Higher Courts to Clarify Exempt Statu
    Determining whether employees are exempt from overtime requirements under California law is more difficult than determining their status under federal law. Under federal law, exempt status depends on an employee’s primary duty and the…
  • Nov 11

    San Francisco and Oakland Bump Up Minimum Wage

    San Francisco and Oakland Bump Up Minimum Wage
    With Republicans taking control of the Senate, an increase in the US minimum wage ($7.25) seems unlikely anytime soon. However, California’s minimum wage stands at $9 and will increase to $10 on January 1, 2016. On a local level,…
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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground
    Most every set of Homeowners Association ("HOA") CC&Rs contain a provision prohibiting conduct which constitutes a "nuisance." That conduct often includes "noxious, illegal or offensive activities," anything which "unreasonably interferes…
  • Nov 18

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014
    We are privileged for the opportunities we have to build relationships with our HOA clients throughout the state of California. We are humbled when board members and managers take the time to express their appreciation for the work we provide…
  • Nov 7

    AB 968 Signed: Clarifying Repair/Replacement of Exclusive Use Common Area

    AB 968 Signed: Clarifying Repair/Replacement of Exclusive Use Common Area
    *New Legislation A common legal issue affecting Homeowners Associations ("HOAs") deals with determining the extent of the HOA's maintenance and repair responsibilities versus those of its homeowners. Most sets of HOA CC&Rs address the…
Rank this Week: 4697

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
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California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

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

    Who Is At Fault and Who Will be Liable in a Lyft Ride Sharing Crash?

    Who Is At Fault and Who Will be Liable in a Lyft Ride Sharing Crash?
    Car crashes are common, especially in the automobile-dependent American culture. It's one of the reasons why drivers are required to hold a valid insurance policy. Typically, when a driver is at fault in an accident, their insurance policy…
  • Nov 6

    Chipotle Employees Claim They are Underpaid: Class Action Lawsuits Filed

    Chipotle Employees Claim They are Underpaid: Class Action Lawsuits Filed
    Restaurant employees are required to work long hours. Running a restaurant begins hours before and sometimes continues for hours after the actual operating hours. In addition, employees are required to attend staff meetings, training sessions…
  • Oct 31

    Nevada Parents Sue School District Over Failure to Report Bullying

    Nevada Parents Sue School District Over Failure to Report Bullying
    Nevada parents Jennifer and Jason Lamberth thought everything was going well with their 13 year-old daughter, Hailee. She was enrolled as a seventh grader at White Middle School in Henderson. The day that her life came to a tragic end, she…
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California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
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HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Nov 20

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is considering amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations. The proposed amendments would make significant changes to: Required content, dissemination and translation of…
  • Nov 18

    Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation

    Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation
    ​The biennial study by the Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services has confirmed that California employers pay the highest workers’ compensation costs in the nation — by a wide margin. California has consistently…
  • Nov 17

    EEOC Targets Illegal Medical History Inquirie

    EEOC Targets Illegal Medical History Inquirie
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a charge alleging that a class of job applicants was subjected to illegal medical exams and family medical history inquiries. The employer will pay $187,500 to settle the…
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Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3838

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By William D Hartsock, Tax Attorney Inc.

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
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On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

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

    Ten Essential Nuggets For Creditors in Bankruptcy Notice

    Ten Essential Nuggets For Creditors in Bankruptcy Notice
    You’re looking at bankruptcy official form B9. It arrived in your mail because someone has filed bankruptcy and listed you on the schedules of a newly filed bankruptcy case. Most likely, the debtor owes you money or you have an…
  • Nov 17

    Will A Second Bankruptcy Really Protect?

    Will A Second Bankruptcy Really Protect?
      Getting immediate protection from your creditors heads the list of goals for most bankruptcy filers. But, if this isn’t your first bankruptcy case, do you get that protection? What the automatic stay does The Automatic Stay (or…
  • Nov 14

    The Killer Rule That Zaps Private Student Loan

    The Killer Rule That Zaps Private Student Loan
    Got private student loans? I’ve got good news and bad news. Bad news first. Private Student Loans Inflexible Private student loans have no built in mechanisms for deferment and forbearances, like government-backed loans do. There…
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Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Takata Airbag Inflator Recall After Many Wrongful Death

    Takata Airbag Inflator Recall After Many Wrongful Death
    TK Holdings Inc., which does business as Takata, is a manufacturer of motor vehicle seatbelts, air bags, steering wheels, and child restraint systems. On April 11, 2013, Takata issued a Defect Information Report (“DIR”) to the…
  • Nov 8

    Hire a Reliable Car Accident Attorney California

    Hire a Reliable Car Accident Attorney California
    Personal vehicle has become more of a necessity than a luxury to many. No person has the patience to wait for a public transport for their traveling needs. Everyone wants to reach office and school on time. For this reason, many people prefer…
  • Nov 8

    Hire a Reliable Car Accident Attorney California

    Hire a Reliable Car Accident Attorney California
    Personal vehicle has become more of a necessity than a luxury to many. No person has the patience to wait for a public transport for their traveling needs. Everyone wants to reach office and school on time. For this reason, many people prefer…
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Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

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

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead
    Earlier this month, three men and one woman died when a private fishing boat was capsized in the cold waters near Bodega Bay. The accident occurred on the opening day of crab season. The boat capsized after it was hit by a wave. One man…
  • Nov 17

    Oakland’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

    Oakland’s New Paid Sick Leave Law
    America’s midterm elections this month have made national news, mainly reporting on a slew of members of Congress and Senators who got replaced or reelected. For many though, the local issues on the ballots actually impact their daily…
  • Nov 13

    Lyft has First Fatality in Company History

    Lyft has First Fatality in Company History
    A tragic accident near Sacramento last weekend was the first fatality for popular ridesharing company Lyft. The accident occurred when a 24 year old man, who was a resident of West Sacramento, was returning home from Halloween in a Lyft…
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Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Nov 20

    Will I Be Released on Bail in California?

    Will I Be Released on Bail in California?
    Whether it is your tenth arrest or your first, being arrested is never fun. Often, it is downright terrifying. For most people, the first concern after being arrested is getting out of jail. In almost all cases, bail will be set, providing…
  • Nov 18

    Arrest Tips – What to Do and What Not to Do during a California Arrest

    Arrest Tips – What to Do and What Not to Do during a California Arrest
    No one plans to be arrested; however, it could happen to you at any time and for any reason. Sometimes an arrest is expected, or at least a reasonable possibility. Other times it comes out of the blue. If you have never been taken into…
  • Nov 14

    Free Report: California’s Three Strikes Law – What You Need to Know

    Free Report: California’s Three Strikes Law – What You Need to Know
    Because of the individual nature of a sentence, it is always best to consult with an experienced California criminal defense attorney. If you have specific questions about your sentence, however, a general overview of common probation…
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Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

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

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
  • Oct 1

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married?  What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?" It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that…
  • Sep 23

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
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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/
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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/
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Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

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

    Trustee compensation

    Trustee compensation
    When a successor trustee assumes office, one question that naturally arises is, how much can I be compensated? Or in common verbiage, how much can I be paid? A trustee, like most people, will want to be compensated for their time, especially…
  • Nov 14

    Right to die statutes - Brittany Maynard

    Right to die statutes - Brittany Maynard
    Rod of AsclepiusThe story of the late Brittany Maynard has brought to light the contrast between states regarding right-to-die statutes, also known as euthanasia or assisted suicide. These statutes pertain to a third-party assisting with the…
  • Nov 7

    Estate Tax in 2015

    Estate Tax in 2015
    When Congress averted the fiscal cliff a few years ago, enough votes were garnered so as to make the federal estate tax "permanent." Congress also established that the federal estate tax would be pegged to inflation. Thus it has steadily been…
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