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Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Jul 27

    NTSB Recommends Crashworthy Fuel Tanks for All New Helicopter

    NTSB Recommends Crashworthy Fuel Tanks for All New Helicopter
    Robinson Helicopters began installing crash-resistant fuel tanks in 2010.  Robinson Helicopters with fuel tanks installed before then tend to catch fire during accidents that, but for the fire, would have been survivable. The Australian…
  • Jul 8

    Ella Lake Crash: NTSB Report Points to Weather, Possible Controlled Flight Into Terrain

    Ella Lake Crash: NTSB Report Points to Weather, Possible Controlled Flight Into Terrain
    NTSB preliminary reports do not draw conclusions as the cause of a crash.  But the NTSB’s preliminary report of the Turbine Otter crash that killed 9 near Ketchikan on June 25 suggests a weather-related “CFIT” crash,…
  • Jun 27

    Ella Lake, Alaska Crash Looks Like Another CFIT Accident

    Ella Lake, Alaska Crash Looks Like Another CFIT Accident
    We don't know much yet about the plane crash in Alaska that killed the pilot and 8 tourists from the MS Westerdam.  But the crash looks eerily similar to the Alaskan crash that killed Senator Ted Stevens and three others in 2010. Like…
Rank this Week: 4136

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 27

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank
    On July 24, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a notice seeking authorization from the Office of Management and Budget to evaluate habitat conservation banks established under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) through…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a number of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a numbers of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
Rank this Week: 5080

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 27

    Where Things Stand Now With Suitable Seating Claim

    Where Things Stand Now With Suitable Seating Claim
    Most of the California Wage Orders say that: “All working employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.” The problem with that requirement is that no one…
  • Jul 21

    Happy 25th Birthday Americans With Disabilities Act. Now Go Find a Job.

    Happy 25th Birthday Americans With Disabilities Act. Now Go Find a Job.
    July 26, 2015 will mark 25 years since George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act. Has the ADA behaved like many 25 year olds by moving to Brooklyn and refusing to compromise its creativity and individuality to find…
  • Jul 16

    “That’s How We’ve Always Done It” Is Not a Defense to Wage Claim

    “That’s How We’ve Always Done It” Is Not a Defense to Wage Claim
    If you follow employment law (and who the heck doesn’t?), you’ve seen lawsuits alleging wage and hour violations by interns, cheerleaders, minor league baseball players, and a host of others. In each of these, I’m…
Rank this Week: 2537

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jul 27

    Initiating conflict resolution

    Initiating conflict resolution
    In a prior post, I suggested that in the absence of a thorough re-vamping of the rules of civil procedure, parties and practitioners should try to invent new ways to resolve disputes outside the court system, How exactly would that work?Let's…
  • Jul 14

    Iran

    Iran
    The ink is barely dry on the breakthrough agreement reached this week with Iran, requiring that country to eliminate most of its nuclear weapons capacity in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions, and many critics are already out in…
  • Jul 9

    Time

    Time
    Here is Secretary of State John Kerry reporting on the progress of negotiations with Iran. His statement should sound familiar to a lot of mediators: on continuing negotiations so long as progress is being made, on the importance of…
Rank this Week: 4221

Southern California Injury Lawyer…

Southern California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. By Sharifi Firm, PLC.

http://www.southerncaliforniainjurylawyer.net/
Rank this Week: 2381

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Big Brother at its "best"

    Big Brother at its "best"
    Why do people blog about stuff they blog about?  While I generally talk about things legal, today I have a bug in my shorts and feel the need to rant.So, I was reading an article about a winery who was fined $115,000 for allowing…
  • Jul 20

    A better mousetrap

    A better mousetrap
    One of the things I like about working at a law library is the fact that every day is different.  Yes, I do some of the same things but we get new and interesting questions every day.  Some questions I file away as experience and…
  • Jul 14

    Cardnal Sin

    Cardnal Sin
    I know I shouldn't do it but I really feel really sorry for some people. I mean, I sit at the reference desk and to listen to all the problems of the world and I really want to help with a a few "suggestions"  because some people are…
Rank this Week: 3834

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jul 27

    How Much Should You Spend

    How Much Should You Spend
    The expenses your paycheck has to cover go on and on. Each dollar is stretched;  each expense clamors for attention. Too often, the expenses go on long after the available money is gone. What seem like immediate needs squeeze out…
  • Jul 22

    No Discharge Chapter 13 Effective To Strip Lien

    No Discharge Chapter 13 Effective To Strip Lien
    The wait is over; the decision is in. Homeowners in the 9th Circuit can strip off underwater mortgages in Chapter 13 cases even when they aren’t entitled to a bankruptcy discharge, the 9th Circuit BAP has held. Thus, courts have taken…
  • Jul 18

    Can You See The Signs Of A Collection Scam

    Can You See The Signs Of A Collection Scam
      It’s pretty scary when a payday loan turns into an investigation by the Federal Crimes Bureau. Not only was the recipient of the letter  below being  investigated for crimes,  his Social Security number…
Rank this Week: 2283

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/
  • Jul 27

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?
    They may be, according to a thought-provoking article by Harvard Law School Professor Einer Elhauge entitled “Horizontal Shareholding as an Antitrust Violation” (July 21, 2015), available here. In a nutshell, Professor…
  • Jul 21

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel
    The Planet Money podcast this week has a story about the Greek economy.  According to the podcast, there is a Greek milk producer “cartel.”  Of course cartels are unlawful in Europe, just as they are in the U.S.  So…
  • Jul 19

    Price Erosion and Restricting Online Distribution Right

    Price Erosion and Restricting Online Distribution Right
    A reader who works with clients who sell online asked me to address online distribution restrictions.  This is more-or-less the reverse of the question I addressed in “Can My Supplier Refuse to Sell Products to Me?”  As…
Rank this Week: 3111

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    International Grantmaking: Expenditure Responsibility

    International Grantmaking: Expenditure Responsibility
    Private foundations in the United States are often interested in funding promising organizations and projects that are based outside of the country. When doing so, these foundations are required to follow certain rules and procedures…
  • Jul 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/24/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/24/15
    Today, I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio with host Tony Martignetti participating in the celebration of its 250th show and 5th anniversary! I hope you’ll join us live at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET or listen in later on…
  • Jul 20

    Social Media and Nonprofits: What You Need to Know

    Social Media and Nonprofits: What You Need to Know
      I’ll be presenting Social Media and Nonprofits: What You Need to Know with Carrie Garber Siegrist of Venable LLP on July 21 at 12:00 – 1:30 pm PT for the American Law Institute. Why You Should Attend Social media ……
Rank this Week: 1895

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 26

    Things that are not what they seem are what they seem.

    Things that are not what they seem are what they seem.
    Some of my clients understand what is going on in their cases. Others think of what is happening as a black box. They hire me to solve some problem. We fill out papers, pay fees, they pay me, we go to meetings or hearings, I may go to…
  • Jul 12

    A modest comparison – the Old South and the New Iraq

    A modest comparison – the Old South and the New Iraq
    The recent massacre in Charleston and the threatening emergence of ISIS are both dominating the news these days. The relationship between these two events leads to a meaningful lesson. Starting with Charleston, the June 17th murders at the…
  • May 31

    Advocates for unfettered executive discretionary authority, be careful what you ask for.

    Advocates for unfettered executive discretionary authority, be careful what you ask for.
    This week the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals put the brakes, rather a wheel lock, on President Obama’s prosecutorial discretion initiatives, DAPA and an expanded DACA, deciding not to lift the stay of implementation of these programs in a…
Rank this Week: 5006

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 25

    Why meeting with a lawyer is probably a good idea

    Why meeting with a lawyer is probably a good idea
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Hello everyone, this is Robert Mansour and today I wanted to make a brief video about why it's a good idea to talk to a lawyer after an automobile accident in which you may have been injured. The reason that you want…
  • Jul 12

    Be careful when renting a car after your accident

    Be careful when renting a car after your accident
    Do not simply rent a vehicle assuming the responsible party is going to pay for it. There is no guarantee the responsible party or their insurance company is going to pay for a vehicle you decide to rent. Even if they admit fault, make sure…
  • Jun 6

    Be careful before you start racking up medical bill

    Be careful before you start racking up medical bill
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:Hi, this is Robert Mansour. I'm a personal injury lawyer, and today I want to spend a minute cautioning you not to get yourself into a financial hole if you've been involved in a car accident. Let's say you've been involved…
Rank this Week: 2417

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Big Rig Crashes in California

    Big Rig Crashes in California
    Head On Big Rig Crash   No one wants to have a head on collision while driving. I think it’s safe to say that one of everyone’s biggest fears is being involved in a big rig crash. Being on a motorcycle would make it ten…
  • Jul 17

    Dog Bites In California

    Dog Bites In California
    Police Dog Bites A Suspect   Dog bites can happen anywhere. Police bites can also happen a lot. Whether it be on a suspect or the very rare dog turning on it’s partner in the field.   During a police hunt for a person who was…
  • Jul 5

    Bed Bug Issues In California

    Bed Bug Issues In California
    California Working on Issues with Bed Bug   Bed bugs can cause some pretty serious issues. Most people think, “Hey, my house is clean I can’t get bed bugs” or “I’m in a fancy hotel, no way bed bugs are in…
Rank this Week: 2226

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    A Romero Motion Can Help Avoid Third Strike Punishment

    A Romero Motion Can Help Avoid Third Strike Punishment
    California voters passed Proposition 184 in 1994. Proposition 184 created the “Three Strikes” sentencing law, significantly increasing the penalties for second and third offenders of serious felonies. According to the California…
  • Jul 20

    What is a California Expungement? What Should I Know?

    What is a California Expungement? What Should I Know?
    Whether you have a felony, misdemeanor, or infraction conviction, you can petition the court to expunge your criminal record. However, it is a common misunderstanding in California that getting a California Expungement means you get your…
  • Jun 29

    What is the LEAD Program?

    What is the LEAD Program?
    The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program started out as a pilot program in Seattle. The program was quite successful and is now being used by some counties in California. LEAD was developed as a solution to low-level drug and…
Rank this Week: 4298

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/
  • Jul 24

    The Importance of a Partnership Agreement

    The Importance of a Partnership Agreement
    An experienced business attorney can help you identify which issues need to be addressed in your particular partnership arrangement.
  • Jul 17

    Supreme Court Speaks in Two Different Intellectual Property Case

    Supreme Court Speaks in Two Different Intellectual Property Case
    At the end of June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) published several opinions, including the highly-publicized decision that ruled all bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. While most of America was focused on the…
  • Jul 10

    Legal Considerations for Internet-Based Businesse

    Legal Considerations for Internet-Based Businesse
    While the internet can be an excellent tool for growing a business, it can also expose a company to additional legal liability and regulatory oversight.
Rank this Week: 4765

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 2903

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jul 23

    Presidio Parkway Opens in San Francisco

    Presidio Parkway Opens in San Francisco
    The long-awaited Presidio Parkway opened for the first time to Bay Area motorists on July 12th, ahead of schedule and to local and national praises. The $1.1 billion Presidio Parkway replaces Doyle Drive – an outdated and seismically…
  • Jul 21

    Toll Road Use on the Rise

    Toll Road Use on the Rise
    Drivers in the U.S. are seeing the benefits of toll roads, according to a new report published by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA).   The 2015 Report on Tolling in the United States (June 30, 2015),…
  • Jul 17

    Procurement Issues: One-on-One Meeting Procedure

    Procurement Issues: One-on-One Meeting Procedure
    Experience with innovative procurements indicates that holding one-on-one meetings with proposers is beneficial whenever selection is based on a “best value” evaluation of competitive proposals—whether the procurement…
Rank this Week: 4068

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Costa Mesa Man Assumes Roles of Criminal, Judge, and Jury in His Own Hit and Run Case

    Costa Mesa Man Assumes Roles of Criminal, Judge, and Jury in His Own Hit and Run Case
    IRVINE Alec Scott Abraham sped through a red light, mowing down a family in a Chevy Cruz, killing a 2 year-old girl and her grandmother, while seriously injuring the girl’s mother and 7 year-old brother last month. Abraham fled the…
  • Jul 22

    Marijuana Found in Newport Beach Apartment Deemed Legal by Police

    Marijuana Found in Newport Beach Apartment Deemed Legal by Police
    After being alerted to a fire inside an apartment on the 1900 block of Sherrington Place, police discovered roughly 25 marijuana plants. The plants were part of a cultivation project, however, one that police determined to be legal. The…
  • Jul 20

    Small-Time OC Pimp Facing 22 Years if Convicted For Human Trafficking

    Small-Time OC Pimp Facing 22 Years if Convicted For Human Trafficking
    24 year-old Richard Sandoval has been charged with 8 felonies related to his violent attempts at persuading his 18 year-old girlfriend to become his prostitute at a hotel in Garden Grove. Along with burning her leg with a blow torch, Sandoval…
Rank this Week: 3331

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates.

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2365

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Negotiating with a creditor

    Negotiating with a creditor
    Sometimes people decide that they want to negotiate directly with a creditor. That is not always a bad idea. In fact, if you are early enough in the process, it can be good for you. But how do you do...
  • Jul 21

    FTC Goes After LifeLock

    FTC Goes After LifeLock
    Not really a surprise, but the Federal Trade Commission today announced a lawsuit against LifeLock. LifeLock knows that people are going to steal your identity, but apparently they do not know that they are going to be sued. A bit...
  • Jun 10

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out
    So one of the biggest questions I get from tenants is about security deposits. No one has a probably paying it. But everyone has an issue when it comes time to move out. Landlords want more than they deserve. Tenants...
Rank this Week: 4519

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Choosing an insurance agent

    Choosing an insurance agent
    I get asked often about picking an insurance agent. People buy a house and they want to find an agent. Or they want to shop around. Unfortunately, most people make the same mistake: they shop solely based on price. Insurance...
  • Jun 10

    Auto Insurance property damage issues - again

    Auto Insurance property damage issues - again
    I get a lot of calls in a month about property damage issues. The big ones are "How much do they owe for my car?" and "Why isn't there enough to pay for my repairs?" First, property damage claims, especially...
  • Jun 9

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your personal injury case

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your personal injury case
    People sometimes call me up and ask a simple question: Why should I hire you to help me with my car accident? After all, it should be easy to resolve. As simple as it sounds, it is an important question....
Rank this Week: 2717

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Elder Abuse in Orange County, CA

    Elder Abuse in Orange County, CA
    I receive lots of inquiries about elder abuse from people who have read my previous blogs and visited my website. Most of the contacts are from folks who believe that their elderly relatives have been either physically or financially abused…
  • Jul 14

    Crime In The Court in Orange County, CA

    Crime In The Court in Orange County, CA
    I have had many clients come to me and say, either jokingly or for real, can't I pay someone to "take care of this?" I always laughingly say, "This isn't Chicago with Al Capone and gangsters running the courts". Apparently, I was wrong. At…
  • Jul 6

    DUI with Injury. Felony or Misdemeanor?

    DUI with Injury. Felony or Misdemeanor?
    The DA has the right to charge a DUI where injury is claimed, with either a felony or a misdemeanor. What makes it a felony charge or a less severe misdemeanor is the extent of the injury suffered by the victim. Sometimes it's obvious that…
Rank this Week: 4768

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    California’s Senior Legislature Wants to Continue its Advocacy Work

    California’s Senior Legislature Wants to Continue its Advocacy Work
    For the last 35 years, California’s Senior Legislature has been advocating for the rights of older adults throughout the state. Indeed, according to a recent report from NBC News, the ground has been proposing laws to state legislators…
  • Jul 15

    Chemical Restraints and Nursing Home Abuse

    Chemical Restraints and Nursing Home Abuse
    Nursing homes in California continue to receive warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the use of antipsychotic medications given to elderly residents, yet the use of chemical restraints continues. Indeed, according…
  • Jul 9

    Campaign Against Elder Abuse in California

    Campaign Against Elder Abuse in California
    According to a recent article in the Orange County Register, Kerri Kasem has been heavily involved in a campaign against elder abuse that aims to both educate the community and change the laws on visitation. Kasem is the daughter of Casey…
Rank this Week: 1800

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/
  • Jul 23

    Helmet Could Have Prevented Teen’s Brain Injury

    Helmet Could Have Prevented Teen’s Brain Injury
    Do helmets really help to prevent children and teens from sustaining serious and life-threatening traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)? According to a recent report from Fox 5 San Diego, a teen athlete at Torrey Pines High School recently shared…
  • Jul 15

    Seniors Suffer Long-Term Injuries from Auto Accident

    Seniors Suffer Long-Term Injuries from Auto Accident
    Regardless of age, car accidents can cause serious and fatal injuries. Yet all auto accidents don’t produce the same level of damage or personal injuries. Indeed, some traffic collisions are more severe than others. However, when…
  • Jul 9

    San Diego Launches “Vision Zero” to End Traffic Death

    San Diego Launches “Vision Zero” to End Traffic Death
    San Diego officials recently announced the launch of a program called “Vision Zero,” which aims to “eliminate traffic deaths by 2025” and to “make the city more pedestrian and bike-friendly,” according to a…
Rank this Week: 4417

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

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

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    Claims for Defective Solar Panels Are Covered by CGL Insurance

    Claims for Defective Solar Panels Are Covered by CGL Insurance
    Several solar panel manufacturers and their distributors have been sued in class actions alleging the panels are defective and need to be replaced. As will be explained below, these kinds of claims are covered by general liability insurance…
  • Jun 29

    New Case Highlights Deep Hole in Cyber Insurance Policie

    New Case Highlights Deep Hole in Cyber Insurance Policie
    Insurance policies covering data breach liability began appearing roughly ten years ago. We noted then a troublesome provision in some forms that seemed to exclude coverage for the insured’s failure to maintain data security – in other…
  • Jun 15

    Insurance May Cover Call Recording Class Action

    Insurance May Cover Call Recording Class Action
    Companies often monitor or record conversations between their employees and customers for training or quality control purposes. California law prohibits monitoring or recording unless both parties consent. Class actions have been brought…
Rank this Week: 4132

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Amusement Park Visit was a Gas!

    Amusement Park Visit was a Gas!
    In June 2009, Kent and Jennifer Higgins and family visited Santa Claus, an Indiana amusement park owned and operated by the Koch Development Corp. The filter pump connected to the park's lazy river malfunctioned. As staff worked to fix the…
  • Jul 1

    Job Applicant Sues Louisiana Walmart Over Chair Collapse

    Job Applicant Sues Louisiana Walmart Over Chair Collapse
    Walmart is being sued by a woman who claims she was injured when a chair collapsed underneath her when she visited a local store seeking a job. As reported in the Louisiana Record, Venice Mallet, and husband Dwayne, filed suit against…
  • Jun 21

    Guardrail company fined $663 million for defrauding government

    Guardrail company fined $663 million for defrauding government
    Trinity Industries Inc., manufacturers of a highway guardrail safety system tied to at least nine deaths, was ordered by a judge to pay $663 million for defrauding the U.S. government. As reported in The Insurance Journal, the decision on…
Rank this Week: 2953

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014

    Four Kantor & Kantor Attorneys make the California Super Lawyers List for 2014
    Kantor & Kantor is honored to announce the selection of four attorneys from the firm for the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Inclusion in this list is reserved for attorneys who exhibit distinct excellence in their practice.…
  • Jul 22

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain

    Proving Disabilities Based On Pain
    Many of our clients have disabling pain. However, the difficulty is proving that the pain is disabling. There is no test to quantify the severity of pain as it is an entirely subjective condition. This does not mean however, that an…
  • Jul 8

    Miracle Hepatitis C Drug Cure Being Denied: Not Sick Enough

    Miracle Hepatitis C Drug Cure Being Denied: Not Sick Enough
    Have you been denied medically necessary prescription drug treatment for Hepatitis C? If you have, Kantor & Kantor, LLP has a solution to help navigate you toward insurance carrier approval of Harvoni treatment for Hepatitis C. In…
Rank this Week: 1804

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/
  • Jul 22

    Simi Valley Taxi Drivers Protest Lack of Uber Regulation

    Simi Valley Taxi Drivers Protest Lack of Uber Regulation
    According to the Simi Valley Acorn, local taxi drivers and taxi company owners were at the Simi Valley City Council meeting on Monday to protest against the rise of Uber, a popular ride sharing service, in the community. Their main problem…
  • Jul 15

    Malibu to Implement Safety Improvements to Prevent Accident

    Malibu to Implement Safety Improvements to Prevent Accident
    Due to the high frequency of Malibu car accidents, the city has decided to implement new safety measures to try to decrease the amount of accidents. Many Malibu accidents happen on Pacific Coast Highway, which is a long stretch of road…
  • Jun 16

    6 People Killed in California Apartment Balcony Collapse

    6 People Killed in California Apartment Balcony Collapse
    6 people died today and others suffered serious injuries when an apartment balcony they were on collapsed. The apartment balcony collapse accident happened in Berkeley, California, and the victims appear to be Irish citizens in California on…
Rank this Week: 4720

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Jul 22

    Changes to the S.F. Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinance

    Changes to the S.F. Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinance
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Laura Maechtlen and Jason Allen As our loyal CalPecs blog readers know, in November 2014, San Francisco passed two ordinances—“Hours and Retention Protections for Formula Retail Employees” and…
  • Jul 16

    The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition

    The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition
    Authored by Seyfarth ShawDear Friends and Loyal Readers, We need your help!  The Cal-Peculiarities Employment Law Blog has been invited to participate in a “best legal blog competition” sponsored by The Expert…
  • Jul 14

    AT LAST, Amendments to CA’s Paid Sick Leave Law Signed By Governor!

    AT LAST, Amendments to CA’s Paid Sick Leave Law Signed By Governor!
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Dana Peterson and Christopher Im California’s Paid Sick Leave Law, AB 304, or the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 as it is officially known, is a hot topic that we have blogged about…
Rank this Week: 2116

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/
  • Jul 22

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know
    Attorney KC Marie Knox of Law Firm Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP will be teaching a 2-day Practical Course hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI) on the subject of Elder Law and Medicaid Planning. KC Marie Knox is a Los Angeles…
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: There is something that I constantly heard over…
  • Feb 19

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
Rank this Week: 3551

Lord of the Lease

Lord of the Lease

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

http://lordofthelease.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Trust In the Anonymous World of Foreign Bitcoin Crowdfunding #CRE

    Trust In the Anonymous World of Foreign Bitcoin Crowdfunding #CRE
    I've noticed a few recurring CRE (commercial real estate) financing themes on my Feedly app: Surge in foreign investment Increase in crowd funding platforms Interest in Bitcoin-financed transactions As a result, I've been…
  • Jul 9

    Who Foots the (CRE) Roofer Bill?

    Who Foots the (CRE) Roofer Bill?
    I grew up in the Rain City (aka Vancouver) with an average of 161 rain days per year. Despite all the rain, I never did see a roof (pronounced "rooooof") leak. Roofs were built to sustain the wet climate. Contrast that to my current…
  • Jul 3

    Negotiating Tip: Have Confidence to Stop Talking

    Negotiating Tip: Have Confidence to Stop Talking
    I came across some useful advice in this article, "After You Close the Sale - Stop!" While the author discusses tactics for sales pitches, her advice applies to any situation where you need to convince another of your opinion. She…
Rank this Week: 3157

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Mandelbrot Law Firm Publishes Comprehensive List of Asbestos Product

    Mandelbrot Law Firm Publishes Comprehensive List of Asbestos Product
    The Asbestos Factbook - 1944.pdf Sure - many know that insulation materials contained asbestos. But did you know automobile floorboards contained asbestos? How about movie curtains? Christmas Tree flock? Baking Sheets? Yes to all of them.…
  • Jul 20

    Mandelbrot Law Firm Publishes Comprehensive List of Asbestos Product

    Mandelbrot Law Firm Publishes Comprehensive List of Asbestos Product
    The Asbestos Factbook - 1944.pdf Sure - many know that insulation materials contained asbestos. But did you know automobile floorboards contained asbestos? How about movie curtains? Christmas Tree flock? Baking Sheets? Yes to all of them.…
  • Jul 20

    Mandelbrot Law Firm Publishes Comprehensive List of Asbestos Product

    Mandelbrot Law Firm Publishes Comprehensive List of Asbestos Product
    The Asbestos Factbook - 1944.pdf Sure - many know that insulation materials contained asbestos. But did you know automobile floorboards contained asbestos? How about movie curtains? Christmas Tree flock? Baking Sheets? Yes to all of them.…
Rank this Week: 3832

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/
  • Jul 20

    Caring for a Loved Elder from a Distance

    Caring for a Loved Elder from a Distance
    If you have a loved elder in your life who doesn't live near you, it can prove challenging to keep an eye on the care they are receiving in a nursing home, from an in-home caregiver, or even from another family member. For example, if you…
  • Jul 7

    San Diego Elders With Dementia: More Likely To Be Abused?

    San Diego Elders With Dementia: More Likely To Be Abused?
    According to The National Center on Elder Abuse it is estimated that between two to five million elderly Americans suffer from some form of elder abuse each year. Elder abuse occurs in many forms including physical, emotional, psychological,…
  • Jun 29

    Recognizing Self Neglect in Elder

    Recognizing Self Neglect in Elder
    While neglect of elders is often an intentional act by caregivers, it is important to understand that many times as people age, they begin to neglect their own care. This can easily lead to illness or injury. If you have concerns that a loved…
Rank this Week: 3063

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3458

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 17

    10 Ways Bankruptcy Solves Tax Problem

    10 Ways Bankruptcy Solves Tax Problem
    If you owe a lot of income taxes, you may have wondered whether bankruptcy can help you deal with this special kind of debt. There's a good chance that you have misconceptions about whether and how it might help. Hopefully this list will help…
  • Jun 5

    In Bankruptcy, Is Jointly Titled Property Community Property?

    In Bankruptcy, Is Jointly Titled Property Community Property?
    THE COMMUNITY PROPERTY DILEMMA Let's flesh out the question stated in the title: In California, a community property state, if a married couple buys an asset during their marriage in which the deed or other legal indication of ownership…
  • May 13

    Chapter 13 Can Help Your Co-Signer and Protect Them

    Chapter 13 Can Help Your Co-Signer and Protect Them
    WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL CHALLENGES WITH CO-SIGNED DEBTS? Co-signed debts present a number of issues if you are thinking about filing bankruptcy. First, there are risks in paying co-signed debts (or paying money to a co-signer directly) during…
Rank this Week: 3430

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

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

    Should California Eliminate USPAP as its Sole Standard of Valuation Practice for Real Estate Appraisers?

    Should California Eliminate USPAP as its Sole Standard of Valuation Practice for Real Estate Appraisers?
    Six weeks ago, I wrote about California Assembly Bill 624 and the Appraisal Institute’s effort to change California law that presently requires all licensed appraisers to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal…
  • Jul 10

    Expanding Your View of Takings Law

    Expanding Your View of Takings Law
    As an eminent domain attorney, when I think about a “takings” claim, I always think about a claim involving someone’s real property.  Has the government trespassed onto private property, has it imposed regulations that…
  • Jun 16

    California Supreme Court Holds Inclusionary Zoning Subject to Rational Basis Review

    California Supreme Court Holds Inclusionary Zoning Subject to Rational Basis Review
    2013 was a banner year for developers under the takings clause, as both the U.S. Supreme Court and California Supreme Court issued decisions expanding the developers’ ability to challenge exactions as unconstitutional. In Koontz v. St.…
Rank this Week: 4012

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2880

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

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

    50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy, Trades In Da Club for In Da Courthouse

    50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy, Trades In Da Club for In Da Courthouse
    The rapper Curtis James “50 Cent” Jackson III filed a voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in Connecticut bankruptcy court on Monday, July 13, 2015.  Jackson rose to prominence with songs like In Da Club and P.I.M.P. from…
  • Jun 30

    $5.9 Million in Payments to Golf Channel Declared Out of Bound

    $5.9 Million in Payments to Golf Channel Declared Out of Bound
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that should make defendants in Ponzi cases shiver in their boots.  The court said that the defendant, the Golf Channel, had to return nearly $6 million and that it could not…
  • May 27

    “Wellness” Has Made Us Better

    “Wellness” Has Made Us Better
    On Thursday I published a blog article entitled Will “Wellness Make Us Better?, in which I posed the question of whether or not the U.S. Supreme Court would finally rule on whether or not bankruptcy courts can, in Stern type cases,…
Rank this Week: 2050

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    The IRS *Never* Phones You As Its First Contact

    The IRS *Never* Phones You As Its First Contact
    My client has several years of unfiled tax returns. Like many people with several years of unfiled tax returns, he’s been putting off working with me. So I hadn’t heard from him for about six months when he called me in a panic.…
  • Jul 14

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank Ever? Part IV…

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank Ever? Part IV…
    I’m cheered to see that others out there share my opinion of Wells Fargo Bank. For my prior screeds against this bank, see here, here, and here.  My rants against Wells Fargo may soon have as many volumes as the Harry Potter books.…
  • Jul 6

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account
    The United States has an unusual tax regime: it taxes its citizens and residents on their worldwide income, not just on what is earned in the United States. The only other country that does this is Eritrea. Can you even find Eritrea on a map?…
Rank this Week: 2286

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2186

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Jul 16

    2015 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

    2015 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
    Date: August 23 – 25, 2015 Location: Los Angeles Convention Center Partner Andrew Kienle is a repeat speaker at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. This year, Andrew’s Seven Key Legal…
  • Jul 7

    California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law: Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522)

    California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law: Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522)
    Law took effect January 1, 2015 but an employee’s accrual right and the right to take paid sick leave went into effect July 1, 2015. REMINDER: BY JULY 8, 2015, employers must individually notify all employees hired prior to January 1,…
  • Jul 2

    Could Your Free Wi-Fi Cost You A Bundle?

    Could Your Free Wi-Fi Cost You A Bundle?
    Wi-Fi is everywhere and much of the time it is offered for “free.” And, while many RV parks understand “free Wi-Fi” is a great ad component to help bring in new business, there are potential and significant…
Rank this Week: 2267

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    WORKING WITH THE IRS WHILE IT IS IN THE PENALTY BOX: MIDYEAR REPORT FROM NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE

    WORKING WITH THE IRS WHILE IT IS IN THE PENALTY BOX: MIDYEAR REPORT FROM NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE
    On July 15, 2015, the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, issued her mid-year report which she is required to do twice a year.  For some time now, the IRS has been trying to do its job with one hand tied behind its back as it…
  • May 28

    Tax Conference - Federal Tax Practice & Procedure - 90 Years of Tax Wisdom

    Tax Conference - Federal Tax Practice & Procedure - 90 Years of Tax Wisdom
    Mopsick Tax Law, LLP, is pleased to announce that Steven Mopsick is teaming up with Tax Media Network, Inc. in scheduling a unique educational program.  The program is scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 18 and 19, 2015…
  • May 12

    FBARs Due June 30, 2015: Continuing Challenges For the Practitioner

    FBARs Due June 30, 2015: Continuing Challenges For the Practitioner
    We are pleased to republish with permission, a Tax Notes article my Partner Ryan Carrere and I published on April 27, 2015.  For those practitioners with clients with offshore financial accounts,  the filing season isn’t…
Rank this Week: 3897

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4903

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

Looks at personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical news from around the Sacramento area.

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Eleventh Consecutive Year

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Eleventh Consecutive Year
    Sacramento trial attorney and founder of Cutter Law P.C. recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer for his eleventh consecutive year. July 16, 2015 – (Sacramento, CA) – C. Brooks Cutter, founder of Cutter Law P.C., has been…
  • Jul 13

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life
    On Sunday, 33-year-old Mustafa Rafi was killed and his 8-year-old son suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a distracted driver while bike riding to a nearby store. Mustafa, along with his wife and four kids, arrived in…
  • Jul 6

    Former CEO of OtisMed Corporation Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison

    Former CEO of OtisMed Corporation Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison
    On June 26th, the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey sentenced former CEO of OtisMed Corporation, Charlie Chi, to 24 months in a prison for shipping adulterated knee replacement cutting guides. Additionally, he was ordered to…
Rank this Week: 2219

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

Covers business law. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

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

    Bad Assumptions to Avoid in International Arbitration

    Bad Assumptions to Avoid in International Arbitration
    You are a seasoned U.S. trial lawyer who has been retained by an important client to handle a major breach of contract dispute between the client and its overseas business partner.  Congratulations!  The contract has a mandatory…
  • Jun 29

    Roundup of Recent Pro and Anti-ISDS Commentary

    Roundup of Recent Pro and Anti-ISDS Commentary
    Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) has been very much in the news lately as part of the raging political debate over the merits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade…
  • Jun 9

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration
    As experienced practitioners know, the old adage that arbitration is a less costly and more efficient alternative to litigation does not always hold true in practice.  Satellite litigation to enforce arbitration agreements, arbitrator…
Rank this Week: 2379

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury law. By The Law Offices of Stephen M. Fuerch.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2078