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Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal.

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Feb 3

    It’s Not too Early to Begin Preparing for the H-1B CAP

    It’s Not too Early to Begin Preparing for the H-1B CAP
    The H-1B CAP will Open on April 1st It’s that time again for employers to begin preparing for the H-1B CAP. The H-1B CAP refers to the quota system that the USCIS uses to review 85,000 H-1B applications each year. The CAP only…
  • Jan 22

    Can DACA Recipients File for Adjustment of Status?

    Can DACA Recipients File for Adjustment of Status?
    Applying for adjustment of status while in the U.S. as a DACA recipient can be a complicated and intricate process. While several DACA recipients have successfully made the transition from DACA recipient to lawful permanent resident, the…
  • Dec 18

    The Holiday Season is a Time to Celebrate Immigrant Families and the American Dream

    The Holiday Season is a Time to Celebrate Immigrant Families and the American Dream
    The holidays are upon us and true to American tradition many will travel home for the holidays to see family, share meals and exchange gifts. While the holidays are a time to help others, give thanks and be near the ones we love,…
Rank this Week: 2168

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers work visas, green cards, and adjustments of status. By The Gee Law Firm.

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 3

    Get Started NOW for H-1B Season

    Get Started NOW for H-1B Season
    Silicon Valley employers need to get started now in order to take advantage of the next H-1B filing window.  Like last year, new H-1B petitions must be received at the USCIS between April 1, 2016 and April 7, 2016.  The H-1B visa…
  • Jan 26

    H-1B Employer Sued over Disney Layoff

    H-1B Employer Sued over Disney Layoff
    01-26-2016  Last week two former Disney employees sued Disney and two global consulting companies, claiming that Disney and the companies illegally conspired to violate the H-1B visa regulations by replacing U.S. workers with H-1B…
  • Mar 9

    Employment Authorization Eligibility to Extend to Some H-1B Spouse

    Employment Authorization Eligibility to Extend to Some H-1B Spouse
    Starting May 26, 2015, certain spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants will become eligible to apply for employment authorization. Currently, spouses and unmarried minor children of H-1B nonimmigrants, who hold H-4 status, are not eligible for…
Rank this Week: 4855

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    FATCA, FBARs, AND THE IRS: THE EROSION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF VOLUNTARY SELF-REPORTING

    FATCA, FBARs, AND THE IRS: THE EROSION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF VOLUNTARY SELF-REPORTING
    STEVE MOPSICK'S SPEECH TO SAN FRANCISCO TAX CLUB--JANUARY 14, 2016 This talk could easily have been titled “a look at the IRS in difficult times.” Unfortunately it is not a pretty picture. I want to share some perspectives with…
  • Jan 28

    FATCA UPDATE: EASING THE “BURDEN” ON FOREIGN BANKS AND THE LIST OF “BAD” BANKS

    FATCA UPDATE: EASING THE “BURDEN” ON FOREIGN BANKS AND THE LIST OF “BAD” BANKS
    FATCA has been on the books since 2010. While the United States is taking the heat for pushing for an Orwellian, virtual, international banking and taxation data base, recall that the overwhelming majority of developed countries are…
  • Jan 25

    UNDERSTAFFING THE IRS HURTS A LOT MORE THAN TAXPAYER SERVICE

    UNDERSTAFFING THE IRS HURTS A LOT MORE THAN TAXPAYER SERVICE
    “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.”  Yogi Berra Most of the publicity on Congress’ multi-year punishment program for the IRS focuses on the budget cuts for…
Rank this Week: 3851

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Feb 3

    The ‘rescue doctrine’ in California: whose fault counts?

    The ‘rescue doctrine’ in California: whose fault counts?
    As common law doctrines evolve, sometimes their rationale, and proper application, can get lost; that can be because of just one “less than thoughtful” reported appellate decision. One example is an appellate decision in the 1990s…
  • Jan 29

    Oakland pedestrian enforcement operation includes jaywalking tickets, provides fashion tip

    Oakland pedestrian enforcement operation includes jaywalking tickets, provides fashion tip
    The Oakland Police Department issued a press release on Wednesday announcing a pedestrian safety enforcement operation on Monday, February 1st. The press release notes increasing rates of pedestrian collisions (876 total in Oakland over the…
  • Jan 25

    Downtown Oakland needs accessible & walkable public space

    Downtown Oakland needs accessible & walkable public space
    What kinds of open spaces does Oakland need? The City recently posed this question via Twitter as a part of its ongoing Downtown Specific Plan efforts. The Downtown Plan presents an exciting opportunity to guide a new chapter of growth and…
Rank this Week: 3477

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Kenney Legal Defense Corporation.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Feb 2

    So They Escaped…

    So They Escaped…
      Orange County was hit with the news that three inmates had escaped from the Orange County Jail on January 22, 2016. These men used their knowledge of the jail and the procedures in place—timing their escape so that they got a…
  • Jan 27

    You Made A Mistake And Are Charged With A Crime…You May Have A Defense!

    You Made A Mistake And Are Charged With A Crime…You May Have A Defense!
    “Mistakes – call them unexpected learning experiences.” ― Richard Bach   There are certain situations where you may not be held liable for a crime that you have committed. Yes, you read that correctly, in some…
  • Jan 14

    The Importance of Jury Nullification …

    The Importance of Jury Nullification …
    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” … Martin Luther King, Jr. You’re sitting at the defense table, handcuffed. You’re waiting for the jury to read their verdict, the verdict that decides your…
Rank this Week: 2630

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/
  • Feb 2

    5 Insurance Tips for Emerging Companie

    5 Insurance Tips for Emerging Companie
    When a new company moves to secure funding and formalize operations, insurance is often an afterthought. But with a bit of effort, emerging companies can obtain strong insurance protection, maximize their existing coverage, and make…
  • Jan 20

    Talking to the Board About Cyber Insurance

    Talking to the Board About Cyber Insurance
    In the ACC Docket article, Cybersecurity and Data Breaches: How In-House Counsel Can Engage the Board, my fellow partner Carly Alameda and her co-author Olga Mack of ClearSlide correctly observe that cyber insurance may cover costs a company…
  • Jan 6

    Protect Your Wine Business Against Data Security Breaches and Other Cyber Risk

    Protect Your Wine Business Against Data Security Breaches and Other Cyber Risk
    and David Smith David Smith and I have recently been writing and speaking about cyber risks and cyber insurance for the wine industry. While many of the high-profile data security breaches in the news involve large public companies, all…
Rank this Week: 4024

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/
  • Feb 2

    Tax Season is Phishing & Scam Season

    Tax Season is Phishing & Scam Season
    I recently received an email solicitation — purporting to be from the IRS — claiming I was eligible for a refund and asking me to click a link to process my return for the refund. Here’s a copy of it.  It is shamelessly…
  • Jan 19

    If You Sign Your Tax Return, You’re Responsible For It — Even If You Use A Preparer…

    If You Sign Your Tax Return, You’re Responsible For It — Even If You Use A Preparer…
    My client called in a panic. He was being audited, and the IRS wanted to know why he claimed $2,500 in mileage expense on his Schedule C. My client doesn’t own a Schedule C business. The IRS also questioned my client’s $10,000…
  • Jan 12

    The IRS Appeals Officer & Proce

    The IRS Appeals Officer & Proce
    When a taxpayer disagrees with the IRS auditor’s determination, the IRS assigns the matter to an appeals officer. This is a second, new IRS employee that the taxpayer can negotiate with. Importantly, as a taxpayer deals with…
Rank this Week: 2327

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Feb 2

    What Small Business Owners Should Know About Joint Employment

    What Small Business Owners Should Know About Joint Employment
    In recent years, many business models have become more flexible and labor arrangements have become more creative to better suit business owners. Many small businesses may need assistance but may not have the need or ability to hire full-time…
  • Jan 8

    Intellectual Property Concerns for Tech Startup

    Intellectual Property Concerns for Tech Startup
    For many startups in the technology sector, their most valuable asset is an idea, and in today’s Internet-connected world, an idea can be worth billions of dollars. The ability to instantly reach and connect millions of people on their…
  • Jan 4

    Information Regarding California’s Paid Sick Leave Requirement

    Information Regarding California’s Paid Sick Leave Requirement
    If you own a business in California and have any employees, you should be well aware of the new law that went into effect in July of 2015. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act requires employers to allow employees to accrue paid sick…
Rank this Week: 2597

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Feb 2

    2016 New Years Resolution–New Requirements for Deposition Notice

    2016 New Years Resolution–New Requirements for Deposition Notice
    There was only one change to the Discovery Codes but it was significant.  The legislature added language to Code of Civil Procedure Section 2025.220 with added requirements when you serve a deposition notice.  The deposition…
  • Jan 12

    Are You Following Up on Your Opponent’s Discovery Responses?

    Are You Following Up on Your Opponent’s Discovery Responses?
    Unlike Federal Rule Civil Procedure 26(e)(1) – (2), California law does not impose a continuing duty on a party to supplement their interrogatory or document responses.  Biles v. Exxon Mobil Corp. (2004) 124 CA 4th 1315. …
  • Dec 9

    No Waiver of Privileges for Inadequate Privilege Log

    No Waiver of Privileges for Inadequate Privilege Log
      Can a trial court order a party to disclose potentially privileged information because the party’s privilege log did not provide sufficient information for the court to evaluate whether the privilege applies?  According to…
Rank this Week: 3913

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Information on tort law in California. By Glotzer & Sweat LLP.

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Feb 2

    Spinal Fusion Surgery Due To Trauma

    Spinal Fusion Surgery Due To Trauma
    Spinal injuries are some of the most severe injury types that people may suffer when they are injured in motor vehicle accidents or in slip-and-fall accidents. When a person suffers such things as fractures to the vertebrae, protruding discs…
  • Jan 28

    Concussions Following Motor Vehicle Accident

    Concussions Following Motor Vehicle Accident
    Concussions are a common diagnosis following a motor vehicle accident. No matter whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident or pedestrian mishap, it is essential that you seek medical attention…
  • Jan 27

    Los Angeles Traffic Accident

    Los Angeles Traffic Accident
    The City of Los Angeles has the highest rate of vehicle related accidents in the United States. With a population of over 18.5 million people in the greater Los Angeles area, and an influx of business visitors and tourists, it is very easy to…
Rank this Week: 2226

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 2

    Just in Case of a Car Accident-Forewarned is Fore Armed – Arm Yourself with Knowledge

    Just in Case of a Car Accident-Forewarned is Fore Armed – Arm Yourself with Knowledge
    Car accidents can have far-reaching results, especially when the driver or passengers suffer injuries in a collision. Medical bills are a certainty, legal issues are a definite possibility, and an injury accident can generate collateral…
  • Jan 21

    What are the common causes of 18 wheeler truck accidents?

    What are the common causes of 18 wheeler truck accidents?
    Big trucks like 18 wheeler are an important part of our economy. They carry goods across the country all day and night, delivering much-needed products rapidly. Unfortunately, those 18 wheelers can also cause considerable damage if in an…
  • Jan 2

    Surprising Reasons Why an Employer is Liable for an Employee’s Auto Accident

    Surprising Reasons Why an Employer is Liable for an Employee’s Auto Accident
    Car accident attorneys in California caution employers that they may have liability for employee auto accidents, not only if they occur when an employee is driving in a company vehicle, but in some cases, while an employee is driving personal…
Rank this Week: 3876

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1894

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Feb 1

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!
    This post discusses how (amazingly!) an unauthorized stranger can cancel your LLC (limited liability company) or corporation. It is based on a Quora question that I answered. See What prevents someone from filing a restated certificate of…
  • Jan 13

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?
    In Terms of Use and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), I discussed DMCA provisions pertaining to takedown notices. This post discusses how an online service provider should respond to a takedown notice and the role of the counter…
  • Jan 11

    Limited Liability – a Definition

    Limited Liability – a Definition
    This post on the meaning of the term limited liability is based on a Quora answer that I provided. Please see What does limited liability and unlimited liability mean in case of companies? Meaning of Limited Liability “Limited…
Rank this Week: 4119

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

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

http://celavoice.org/
Rank this Week: 2447

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Drug Trafficking found to be particularly serious crime

    Drug Trafficking found to be particularly serious crime
    The Fourth Circuit upheld the BIA and the IJ’s determination that the petitioner’s aggravated felony conviction for a drug trafficking crime, for which the petitioner received a sentence of five years’ imprisonment, was per…
  • Feb 1

    BALCA overturns denial of Labor Cert

    BALCA overturns denial of Labor Cert
    BALCA overturned the Certifying Officer’s denial and ordered that the labor certification be granted, holding that Notice of Filing (NOF) regulations only require the NOF to contain information specific enough to apprise U.S. workers of…
  • Feb 1

    Portability Provisions cannot be used if original I-140 not valid

    Portability Provisions cannot be used if original I-140 not valid
    The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal, holding that the court lacked jurisdiction to consider whether USCIS failed to comply with disclosure requirements under 8 CFR §103.2(b)(16) when it revoked the…
Rank this Week: 3035

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Jan 31

    Notable Changes in California Employment Law for 2016

    Notable Changes in California Employment Law for 2016
    It is that time of year again for California employees to hear about the latest and greatest out of Sacramento and for California employers to revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California…
  • Oct 7

    Governor Brown Signs California Fair Pay Act

    Governor Brown Signs California Fair Pay Act
    California women will now enjoy the most specific laws in the United States aimed at requiring equal pay for equal work while concurrently fighting employers in discrimination claims. With the signing of SB 358 by Senator Hannah-Beth…
  • Sep 28

    Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail – 9th Circuit Holds FAA Does not Preempt Iskanian and PAGA

    Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail – 9th Circuit Holds FAA Does not Preempt Iskanian and PAGA
    In a victory over mandatory arbitration, the 9th Circuit panel reversed the United States District Court’s Order granting Luxottica Retail North America’s motion to compel arbitration of claims and dismissing the remainder of…
Rank this Week: 3869

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

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

    Compelling?

    Compelling?
    I came across an interesting case from the 1st Appellate District involving binding arbitration and the use (or not) of Spanish Language contracts. In Ramos v Westlake Services, LLC, 1st Appellate District, A141353 the dealership sold the…
  • Nov 30

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

    The Italians are Coming! (part two...)
    I just returned from the LA Auto Show over the Thanksgiving break. Lots of new models, lots of exciting displays! The one that caught my eye however was the Alfa Romeo concourse. Beautiful Italian design, lots of metal and espresso...
  • Oct 27

    Enzo Lives!

    Enzo Lives!
    I was recently invited to Auto Week down in Monterey, California. No, I didn't make it to Pebble Beach, but I did make it to Legends of the Autobahn. They had some truly beautiful German cars on the greens. The...
Rank this Week: 2165

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    EEOC Proposes to Modify EEO-1 Form to Include Wage Data

    EEOC Proposes to Modify EEO-1 Form to Include Wage Data
    The EEOC is proposing to change EEO-1 reporting requirements to add wage data.  Employers who file the EEO-1 (private sector employers with > 100 employees and federal contractors with > 50 employees) already report race and sex of…
  • Jan 26

    Court of Appeal: Employer Entitled to Recoup Training Costs Under Repayment Agreement

    Court of Appeal: Employer Entitled to Recoup Training Costs Under Repayment Agreement
    Employers invest in employees in different ways. For example, sometimes employers pay for employees to undergo significant training.  And they hope the employee will not promptly leave and use that training while working for another…
  • Jan 24

    Back in 2013, a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court…

    Back in 2013, a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court "assumed" in Genesis Healthcare v. Symczyk that an unaccepted "offer of judgment" could moot a plaintiff's class action, if the offer would have provided the plaintiff complete relief on her individual…
Rank this Week: 2689

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Jan 30

    El Defenso de Owen Hanson

    El Defenso de Owen Hanson
    I have the honor of representing Owen Hanson in charges related to alleged narcotics (methamphetamine and cocaine) and gambling activity. HIs case, which is filed in the federal criminal court in San Diego, has gotten a great deal of…
  • Jan 30

    Defense of Owen Hanson

    Defense of Owen Hanson
    I have the honor of representing Owen Hanson in charges related to alleged narcotics (methamphetamine and cocaine) and gambling activity. HIs case, which is filed in the federal criminal court in San Diego, has gotten a great deal of…
  • Jul 24

    Of Bridges, Police, And Criminal Defense Attorney

    Of Bridges, Police, And Criminal Defense Attorney
      I just got back from a vacation.  Yes, a vacation for me is taking three days off, driving 500 miles to go fishing, worrying about my clients, putting out a fishing line, catching no fish, worrying more about my clients, and…
Rank this Week: 3331

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Train Trouble in California

    Train Trouble in California
    Train Accident in Philadelphia   A train crash can be a scary thing. When a train crashes,there’s not much anyone can do but pray for the best.     Original post: Investigators examining last month’s fatal…
  • Jan 22

    Bicycle Accidents in California

    Bicycle Accidents in California
    Girl Riding Bicycle Fatally Struck It’s not uncommon for children to be riding their bikes around town or especially around schools, where that might be there means of transportation to and from the school. People generally slow down…
  • Jan 18

    Dog Bite Awareness Never Hurt

    Dog Bite Awareness Never Hurt
    Young Child Suffered From Dog Bite   “My grandson came back with his whole face bloody.” Patty Hanenberg says her 6-year-old grandson Emerick was playing with the kids next door, when suddenly the neighbor’s pet dog…
Rank this Week: 2196

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Jan 29

    A MASTERMIND GROUP CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

    A MASTERMIND GROUP CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
      I wanted to let you know that we are forming a Mastermind Group for Attorneys here in Santa Cruz, CA.  Below is the announcement.  If you don’t live in this area but are interested in attending a group , let me…
  • Jan 25

    MORE MONEY TALK: OH BOY!

    MORE MONEY TALK: OH BOY!
    Since it is the first of the year, it is still great fun to talk about money!  Last blog you got on it and created a plan to find out if you were meeting your monthly nut.  Today, I thought it would be fun to take a look at a few…
  • Jan 11

    BE HONEST: DID YOU MAKE ENOUGH MONEY IN 2015?

    BE HONEST: DID YOU MAKE ENOUGH MONEY IN 2015?
    LET’S BE HONEST.  NO ONE IS LOOKING. Review your income and expenses in 2015 NOW.  Yes, I know you don’t have to do taxes for a few more months but this is really important.  Also label expenses or categorize them…
Rank this Week: 2206

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2947

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Employers in California May Not Enact “Use It or Lose It” Policies for Accrued Vacation Time

    Employers in California May Not Enact “Use It or Lose It” Policies for Accrued Vacation Time
    When an employee parts ways with an employer—whether by the employee’s choice or the employer’s—it is often a difficult process of transition. Among many important questions for the employer to consider is the total…
  • Jan 15

    California Fair Pay Act Takes Effect at the Beginning of 2016

    California Fair Pay Act Takes Effect at the Beginning of 2016
    A new wage equality law took effect in California on January 1, 2016. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 358, the California Fair Pay Act, on October 6, 2015. Wage discrimination based on sex has been prohibited by state and federal law for…
  • Dec 31

    Court Rules Against TV Streaming Company in Copyright Lawsuit

    Court Rules Against TV Streaming Company in Copyright Lawsuit
    Web-based streaming services, which allow users to view movies and television programs on their computers, televisions, and mobile devices without having to download large video files, have become a major component of the entertainment and…
Rank this Week: 2224

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: 2578

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Jan 29

    Your Guide to California’s New Police Law

    Your Guide to California’s New Police Law
    As of late 2015, California has two new laws regarding police shooting cases and police recordings. Both pieces of legislation were passed in light of the civil unrest and attention to police misconduct around the country. Here’s what…
  • Jan 25

    Juvie and Gang Crimes: 8 Signs Your Child May Be in a Gang

    Juvie and Gang Crimes: 8 Signs Your Child May Be in a Gang
    Gang involvement is a serious problem in southern California, and many dangerous gangs operate in and around the Riverside area. These groups indoctrinate children into their organizations, and once you’re in a gang, it’s…
  • Jan 22

    How Social Media Can Weaken Your Defense in a Criminal Case

    How Social Media Can Weaken Your Defense in a Criminal Case
    Some people live out their lives on social media. They post everything that happens to them, from their first coffee in the morning until their fight with a boyfriend or girlfriend at night. Unfortunately, these social interactions can be…
Rank this Week: 2217

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

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

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Jan 28

    Passengers Fall Ill on American Airlines Flight 109: Another Fume Event?

    Passengers Fall Ill on American Airlines Flight 109: Another Fume Event?
    American Airlines Flight 109, traveling from London to Los Angeles, was two hours into its flight when passengers and crew members suddenly started fainting or otherwise becoming ill.   The captain turned the Boeing 777 around and…
  • Dec 21

    Piper Turbo Lance Crash in Bakersfield: Icing?

    Piper Turbo Lance Crash in Bakersfield: Icing?
    Piper N36402 departed Reid-Hillview Airport for Las Vegas as it was getting dark.  The pilot had his wife and three children on board.  Though the weather was challenging, the aircraft was turbocharged, which would have allowed the…
  • Dec 13

    SkyLife HEMS Crash and Weather

    SkyLife HEMS Crash and Weather
    The SkyLife Bell 407 air ambulance helicopter departed from Porterville Airport at 6:52.  It crashed minutes later, halfway into its 50 mile flight to San Joaquin Hospital in Bakersfield.  The four aboard will killed, including the…
Rank this Week: 4102

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing Season

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing Season
    The Miller Law Offices provides guidance for employers in advance of the April 1, 2016 initial filing date for H-1B petitions.Employers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers who possess the equivalent of a U.S.…
  • Jan 28

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing SeasonThe…

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing SeasonThe Miller Law Offices provides guidance for employers in advance of the April 1, 2016 initial filing date for H-1B petitions.Employers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign…
  • Nov 16

    Obama Administration to seek Supreme Court Review of Immigration Plan

    Obama Administration to seek Supreme Court Review of Immigration Plan
    The Justice Department has indicated that it intends to appeal the Circuit Court's decision to uphold the temporary injunction halting the implementation of President Obama's expanded deferred action immigration plans to the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 4056

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    El Chapo and Trademark

    El Chapo and Trademark
    Just wrapped up an interview with Noticias 62 about Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, the notorious drug lord who was recently captured, and trademark issues related to him believe it or not.  Evidently, his family has filed for…
  • Nov 10

    LA Gadget Expo Cohen IP Law Group

    LA Gadget Expo Cohen IP Law Group
    Michael Cohen of Cohen IP Law Group will be presenting a 30 minute lecture on IP issues on December 6th at the LA Gadget Expo. We are also a Silver Sponsor of the LA Gadget Expo! They’re giving 50% off exhibitor fees to those of you who…
  • Oct 23

    Trademark and Patent Registrations Granted!

    Trademark and Patent Registrations Granted!
    We have been extremely busyat Cohen IP Law Group. Here are just some of the trademark and patent registrations we received this week alone. We are excited to exceed our 2014 total registrations for our clients!Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
Rank this Week: 4966

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    School Discipline For Damaging School Or Private Property

    School Discipline For Damaging School Or Private Property
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995We all know that our kids' schools can expel or suspend a student for a myriad of items listed in state law and reflected in the school or school district handbook(s). One…
  • Jan 11

    When A Bullied Student Becomes A Target For School Discipline

    When A Bullied Student Becomes A Target For School Discipline
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Over the years, I have heard many terrible stories, but some of the saddest are when a student who is a victim is disciplined, while the bully escapes punishment.…
  • Nov 17

    Special Education Basics: "We Don't Have Those Here" Is Not A Legal Reason To Deny Special Education Service

    Special Education Basics: "We Don't Have Those Here" Is Not A Legal Reason To Deny Special Education Service
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995So many times I have met with parents who are beside themselves, unable to obtain services for their child based on a school "not having" services available at their site…
Rank this Week: 3163

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreement

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreement
    A Trap for the Unwary?   Word processing programs make it easier to archive and re-use work product, as we all know.  This has led to the expansion of standard agreements by adding boilerplate, sometimes without thinking.   One…
  • Jan 18

    All Employers Should Adopt A Written Policy to Address Questions About Former

    All Employers Should Adopt A Written Policy to Address Questions About Former
    Businesses are often contacted by other businesses that are seeking information about the job performance of a former employee. The first step that should be taken by a prudent business is to establish a company-wide policy on how such…
  • Jan 15

    New California Minimum Wage Effect On Split Shift Employee

    New California Minimum Wage Effect On Split Shift Employee
    Split Shift Employees and New California Minimum Wage
Rank this Week: 3358

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
Rank this Week: 4858

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    Gay Adoption Battle Continues to Brew in Alabama and the Problem with SwanLuv

    Gay Adoption Battle Continues to Brew in Alabama and the Problem with SwanLuv
    An Alabama Supreme Court made a huge mistake. The court refused to recognize parental rights to a lesbian woman who had already adopted the children in a neighboring state. In fact, the woman at the center of this case, V.L, adopted the…
  • Jan 12

    Maternal Grandparents Help Kids Sue Father After Mother's Death

    Maternal Grandparents Help Kids Sue Father After Mother's Death
    Can minor children sue the surviving father over an estate after the mother is killed in a car accident? After a district court appointed a retired judge as Guardian Ad Litem for his children, Michael Soule filed an appeal to Supreme Court…
  • Dec 22

    Same-sex equality in the courts takes another step forward

    Same-sex equality in the courts takes another step forward
    The fight for same-sex equality in the arena of family law recently took a giant step forward. A Utah judge who earlier decided to remove a foster baby from its same-sex foster parents decided to amend his decision and return the child to…
Rank this Week: 3261

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Judge Tosses $21.5M Verdict in Cruise Ship Injury Case

    Judge Tosses $21.5M Verdict in Cruise Ship Injury Case
    A federal judge on Jan. 5 threw out a $21.5 million jury verdict awarded to an Illinois man who claimed he was injured during a cruise in 2011, after the man's former assistant came forward to say he had intentionally deleted emails that…
  • Jan 13

    $13.3 Million Lawsuit Filed Against University of Portland

    $13.3 Million Lawsuit Filed Against University of Portland
    The family of a 55-year-old worker who accidentally plummeted to his death at the University of Portland's Chiles Center has filed a $13.3 million lawsuit against the university. The lawsuit states that on Sept. 22, 2014, Thomas Charles "TC"…
  • Dec 16

    Montana Suit Over Skier's Death Will Go to Trial

    Montana Suit Over Skier's Death Will Go to Trial
    A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 16-year-old German exchange student who fell head first into a pocket of loose snow while skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort will go to trial, ruled a federal judge. According to the Claims…
Rank this Week: 2269

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    DHS’s Final Rule Impacting Highly Skilled Workers Effective February 16, 2016

    DHS’s Final Rule Impacting Highly Skilled Workers Effective February 16, 2016
    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final rule, effective on February 16, 2016, revises regulations affecting highly skilled workers in the nonimmigrant classifications for specialty occupations from Chile, Singapore (H-1B1) and…
  • Jan 15

    February 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    February 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: February 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
  • Dec 21

    January 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    January 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: January 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
Rank this Week: 4172

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Who Owns Yosemite National Park? (The Trademark, Not The Actual Park)

    Who Owns Yosemite National Park? (The Trademark, Not The Actual Park)
    If the federal government changed the name of Yosemite National Park to something else, would it change the beauty of the natural setting, the breathtaking grandeur of the vistas or even the popularity of visiting the national park amongst…
  • Jan 26

    The Return of the Los Angeles Charger

    The Return of the Los Angeles Charger
    When the Rams and the Raiders both left Los Angeles back in the 1990’s, no one thought it would be more than twenty years before an NFL franchise returned to the City of Angels. But, now that it appears the Rams are on their way back…
  • Jan 26

    Chick-fil-A says, “Eat Mor Chikin…..And Kale.”

    Chick-fil-A says, “Eat Mor Chikin…..And Kale.”
    I don’t know about you, but I just don’t get kale. I’ve read the articles about it being a “nutritional powerhouse” and I know it’s supposed to be part of the proverbial balanced diet, but I don’t…
Rank this Week: 2202

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/
  • Jan 26

    An Unaccepted Offer of Judgment Won’t Moot a (Class) Claim

    An Unaccepted Offer of Judgment Won’t Moot a (Class) Claim
    In Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 577 U.S. ___ (2016), the Supreme Court held that an unaccepted offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 does not moot a named plaintiff’s claim, and, therefore, the named plaintiff can…
  • Jan 11

    Twombly’s Teeth

    Twombly’s Teeth
    Occasionally a would-be plaintiff (or counter-claimant) asks whether one can file an antitrust claim and then get some discovery to back it up. This is not a good game plan. In Eastman v. Quest Diagnostics Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1282…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    Blogging will resume after New Year’s.
Rank this Week: 3193

Exempt Organizations Blog

Exempt Organizations Blog

Ccovers legal issues regarding tax exempt and nonprofit organizations. By Runquist & Associates.

http://exemptorgs.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4747

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 24

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

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

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

    Don't assume the insurance company is going to pay your bills
    I got a call today from a very frustrated caller.  She was injured after another car ran a red light and t-boned her vehicle. Unfortunately, she fell into the same trap many fall into after an auto accident - she assumed the…
  • Dec 11

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

    Don't assume the insurance company is going to pay your bills
    I got a call today from a very frustrated caller.  She was injured after another car ran a red light and t-boned her vehicle. Unfortunately, she fell into the same trap many fall into after an auto accident - she assumed the…
Rank this Week: 2735

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Jan 23

    Debt Collection Scam

    Debt Collection Scam
    Although I have written at length on debt collection scams, I am still amazed by the fact that they continue to proliferate.  You’d think the word would get out far enough so that people would be on their guard against these…
  • Jan 14

    Can A Creditor Garnish My Social Security Check?

    Can A Creditor Garnish My Social Security Check?
    I have written in great detail about the treatment of social security income in a bankruptcy case.  What happens outside of bankruptcy?  The answer is obvious:  It depends. Well, that was a worthless answer, wasn’t…
  • Jan 13

    Lien Stripping In A Chapter 20 Bankruptcy

    Lien Stripping In A Chapter 20 Bankruptcy
    A very recent opinion from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit (“BAP”) establishes the legitimacy of something I have been doing in Chapter 20 cases.  It’s nice to know I was right all along.  This…
Rank this Week: 3925

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jan 22

    “Rulezizrulez:” The Law of Rules v. The Rule of Law

    “Rulezizrulez:” The Law of Rules v. The Rule of Law
    Yesterday, the State of Alabama murdered a man to teach him – and presumably potential future murderers of people – that murdering people is wrong. The man’s name was Christopher Eugene Brooks. Alone, this…
  • Jan 19

    Red Herrings & Cop Apologetic

    Red Herrings & Cop Apologetic
    It is in vogue right now – at least over at Fault Lines on the Mimesis Law website – to remind people that cops allegedly have dangerous jobs, because they often travel to the scene of situations that could be dangerous for them.…
  • Jan 5

    Insanity & “The Law”

    Insanity & “The Law”
    Let me start with this: this post is not about the insanity defense, or about people accused of crimes who utilize some psychologically-oriented defense to escape punishment for their offenses. I even added scare quotes to the title partly to…
Rank this Week: 4439

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Jan 22

    Forgotten Assets Commonly Omitted from Trust funding

    Forgotten Assets Commonly Omitted from Trust funding
    Having been an estate planning attorney for over 20 years I have come up with a short list of the forgotten assets that are most commonly omitted from trust funding.  That is, these assets are frequently found after death titled in…
  • Dec 29

    PATH – Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015

    PATH – Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015
    We in the tax and estate planning world love acronyms so no surprise the governments newest tax law is called “PATH” which stands for Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes act of 2015.   I like to blog about estate taxes…
  • Dec 26

    NEW IRS Form 8971 – BASIS reporting

    NEW IRS Form 8971 – BASIS reporting
    HOT OFF THE PRESSES:  The Internal Revenue Service has released a draft of a new Form 8971 for reporting basis information in accordance with new IRC section 6035 for assets held by a decedent and reported on a federal estate…
Rank this Week: 3177

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Ramifications for Accepting the Wrong Plea Bargain in a Los Angeles DUI Case

    Ramifications for Accepting the Wrong Plea Bargain in a Los Angeles DUI Case
    When a person has been charge with drinking under the influence in a Los Angeles DUI Case , they will be given a date to appear in Court. This date is their arraignment. At the arraignment, the person’s rights will be read, the charges…
  • Jan 7

    Raising Alcohol Defense in a Los Angeles DUI Case

    Raising Alcohol Defense in a Los Angeles DUI Case
    There are many different defenses to a Driving Under the Influence Case. If the facts of your case allow for a strong defense, there is a good probability that you will get your case reduced or dismissed. One such defense is that of the…
  • Nov 5

    Can I be Charged with a Los Angeles DUI Charge and Los Angeles Probation Violation Charge Simultaneously for One Incident?

    Can I be Charged with a Los Angeles DUI Charge and Los Angeles Probation Violation Charge Simultaneously for One Incident?
    One set of facts, or incident, can give rise to an innumerable amount of charges. Many people believe that it will be one charge, with additional consequences. That is not the case. If you have been stopped for suspicion of driving under the…
Rank this Week: 4767

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    Don’t go to MyFTB.com. It’s not the official site.

    Don’t go to MyFTB.com. It’s not the official site.
    To access your MyFTB account, go to the FTB’s website: www.ftb.ca.gov . Note that the word “my” is NOT part of the URL. MyFTB.com has been reported as a malware site. The post Don’t go to MyFTB.com. It’s not the…
  • Apr 1

    Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Employees of Acquired Company

    Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Employees of Acquired Company
    The following is the text of an e-bulletin that I authored and that was published by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. Francisco Marenco was employed by 180 Connect, Inc. As a ……
  • Jan 15

    Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transaction

    Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transaction
    The Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California just published an e-bulletin that I prepared. The e-bulletin alerts attorneys to a paper written by Leo Strine, Jr., chief justice of the Delaware Supreme…
Rank this Week: 2432

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: 4825

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Beverly Hills Bar Association Program – Wills, Evidence and Henry VIII: A Discussion of Estate of Duke

    Beverly Hills Bar Association Program – Wills, Evidence and Henry VIII: A Discussion of Estate of Duke
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, is looking forward to attending the A Discussion of Estate of Duke which will be presented on January 19, 2016, at Lawry’s in Beverly Hills, by the Beverly Hills Bar Association-Trust & Wills…
  • Dec 3

    Mental Competence/Conservatorship

    Mental Competence/Conservatorship
    Looks like an attempt at a potential conservatorship of Sumner Redstone the 92-year-old executive chairman of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp.  However, at this juncture Mr. Redstone will not have to submit to a battery of medical tests to…
  • Oct 10

    Probate Lawyers’ Breakfast Club – with Judge Daniel S. Murphy

    Probate Lawyers’ Breakfast Club – with Judge Daniel S. Murphy
    Ginzburg & Bronhteyn, LLP, Trust Litigator and firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, will attend the Probate Lawyers Event presented by ADR Services on October 27, 2015, where Judge Daniel S. Murphy, most recently sitting in Department 29…
Rank this Week: 3511