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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • May 19

    Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction & Directs Local Water Suppliers to Regulate Water Conservation

    Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction & Directs Local Water Suppliers to Regulate Water Conservation
    In April of last year Governor Brown ordered mandatory water use reductions for the first time in California’s history in order to address the prolonged California drought crisis. That order directed the State Water Resources Control…
  • May 17

    New Client: Esencia Neighborhood Corporation

    New Client: Esencia Neighborhood Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Esencia Neighborhood Corporation has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Esencia is a brand new master planned community located in Rancho Mission Viejo.…
  • May 10

    New Client: Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc.

    New Client: Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc.
    We are proud to announce that Country Road Homeowner’s Association, Inc. has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Country Road is a planned community situated over 35 acres within the City of…
Rank this Week: 3306

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3797

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Giraldin revisited

    Giraldin revisited
    In re Estate of Giraldin (2012) 55 Cal.4th 1058, the California Supreme Court held that remainder trust beneficiaries have standing to sue a trustee, who was not the settlor, for alleged breach of fiduciary duties committed during the period…
  • May 5

    Transferring Property into a Trust

    Transferring Property into a Trust
    When a person transfers real property, it is typically required that the person's appropriate title be listed on the deed. For example, if John Smith owned 123 Green Street as trustee of their trust, the deed would show that designation.…
  • May 5

    Transferring a Home into a Trust

    Transferring a Home into a Trust
    When a person desires to transfer property, it is typically required that the person's appropriate title be listed on the deed. For example, if John Smith owned 123 Green Street as trustee of their trust, the deed would show that designation.…
Rank this Week: 3313

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • May 18

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
  • Apr 11

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale

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

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada
    According to a study described in the March 2016 edition of the journal Seismological Research Letters, hydraulic fracturing is linked to most induced earthquakes in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. The study looked at data for 12,289…
Rank this Week: 2124

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    School Crime Down, Researchers Say

    School Crime Down, Researchers Say
    Our nation’s schools are safer today than they were just a few years ago. The information comes from a report issued jointly this month by the United States Department of Justice and the National Center for Education Statistics. The…
  • May 4

    More Cops Needed in San Diego – Jaywalkers Beware!

    More Cops Needed in San Diego – Jaywalkers Beware!
    They say it takes a whole village to raise a child. A variation on that saying, in San Diego, should be that it apparently takes four police officers and three patrol cars to arrest a man for (allegedly) jaywalking. As an aside, the man…
  • Apr 21

    Crime up slightly in San Diego

    Crime up slightly in San Diego
    The good news is that crime in San Diego remained low last year. In fact, the rate was near the lowest in several decades. On the other hand, there was an overall increase in crime in our area of about 6%. Obviously, the numbers change from…
Rank this Week: 3456

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 2110

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
  • May 9

    New country of origin food labeling system

    New country of origin food labeling system
    The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and…
  • May 9

    Socially responsible advertising

    Socially responsible advertising
    On April 6, 2016, the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority considered a complaint made against Guccio Gucci SpA regarding a video, which originally appeared on the website at www.thetimes.co.uk. The advert featured several models…
Rank this Week: 2143

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/
  • May 16

    The legacy of the civil rights movement

    The legacy of the civil rights movement
    The struggle for civil rights puts us squarely within a longstanding movement. It is helpful to keep the history of those efforts in mind as we focus on the problems of the moment. Here are the reflections of a woman who has dedicated her…
  • May 8

    A Mother’s Day gift of job-security

    A Mother’s Day gift of job-security
    This Mother’s Day, let’s give moms the gift of job-security for the time they take away from work to bond with their new babies.  Just last month, Governor Brown signed into law a bill that would boost Paid Family Leave…
  • Apr 12

    What we can learn from the U.S. women’s soccer team this Equal Pay Day

    What we can learn from the U.S. women’s soccer team this Equal Pay Day
    The U.S. Women’s National Soccer team recently became the (familiar) faces of the problem of women being paid less than men for the same work.  Last month, Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe…
Rank this Week: 1928

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/
  • May 16

    FTC Accuses First-to-Market Manufacturer of Anticompetitive Practice

    FTC Accuses First-to-Market Manufacturer of Anticompetitive Practice
    Federal antitrust law is intended to protect the competitiveness of the marketplace, based in part on the idea that competition benefits consumers. In a genuinely competitive market, consumers give their business to the company that best…
  • Apr 29

    Delaware Supreme Court Ruling Changes Personal Jurisdiction Rules for Out-of-State Businesse

    Delaware Supreme Court Ruling Changes Personal Jurisdiction Rules for Out-of-State Businesse
    Doing business across state lines can potentially empower courts in other states to exercise jurisdiction over your business. The legal doctrine of personal jurisdiction determines when a court in a particular state may exercise its authority…
  • Apr 15

    Federal Rule Allows Pre-Trial Seizure of Assets in Maritime Dispute

    Federal Rule Allows Pre-Trial Seizure of Assets in Maritime Dispute
    Disputes arising from maritime transactions, which often cross both state and national boundaries and involve numerous related business entities, can present difficult challenges for creditors. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure include…
Rank this Week: 2822

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1809

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: 1964

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • May 13

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?
    Did you know that your company or the one that you represent may not have the right to enter into contracts, sue or defend itself against a lawsuit in California?  Well-settled law, ignored by many businesses and even lawyers…
  • May 13

    Dress Your App Smartly

    Dress Your App Smartly
    As evidenced by the recent hype about the new Instagram smart app icon, companies invest a lot of time and money to develop the look and feel of a smart device application (“app”) in order to promote brand recognition.…
  • May 12

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”), creating a new federal civil claim for misappropriation of trade secrets and adding measures beyond those available…
Rank this Week: 3354

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • May 13

    Industry fundamentals are good now and will continue improve

    Industry fundamentals are good now and will continue improve
    13 May 2016 Hotel industry fundamentals are good, and will continue to improve. But the hotel industry is being punished by the disconnect between the investment community of Wall Street and actual performance of the hotels on Main Street.…
  • May 10

    Hotel Cybersecurity: Closing the doors before the horses leave the barn

    Hotel Cybersecurity: Closing the doors before the horses leave the barn
    10 May 2016 One of the great breakout sessions at our recent Meet the Money® hotel conference in Los Angeles was organized by my partner Bob Braun and moderated by Jeff Higley of HotelNewsNow. I was particularly impressed by the…
  • May 7

    Hotel Industry Outlook: presentations from Meet the Money® 2016, now available

    Hotel Industry Outlook: presentations from Meet the Money® 2016, now available
    07 May 2016 Meet the Money® 2016 – Deals, dialog and learning Conference presentations now available JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2016, completed its 26th national hotel finance and investment conference this week in Los…
Rank this Week: 2519

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • May 12

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay
    In a wrongful termination case a prevailing employee is typically entitled to backpay from the date of judgment. So for example, if the case is litigated for 2 years that's two years of back pay. An employer charged with discrimination in…
  • Mar 9

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary
    As of January 1, 2016 the minimum hourly rate of pay in California increased from $9 to $10 per hour. This means if anyone in California is getting paid less than $10 they are being underpaid. The change in minimum wages impacts the minimum…
  • Jan 2

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract
    Where an employment contract is ambiguous, it will be construed most strongly against the party preparing it or employing the words concerning which doubt arises. This rule applies to contracts prepared by the employer, or by the employer's…
Rank this Week: 1669

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • May 12

    A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo

    A Dream on Hold: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Legal Limbo
    Although often controversial, executive actions have been used since the 1950’s by every president to cure immigration problems in this country. In September 2014, through a series of executive orders President Obama sought to address…
  • May 3

    The Biggest Benefits of U.S. Citizenship

    The Biggest Benefits of U.S. Citizenship
    Why would someone want to apply for U.S. citizenship? There are a lot of reasons, but for many immigrants, one of the most compelling is that it ensures they can stay in this country. Even green card holders with permanent immigration status…
  • May 2

    What you must know when you have a visa and travel outside of the United State

    What you must know when you have a visa and travel outside of the United State
    I was recently reminded of the importance of taking a family vacation. To celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday, we decided to go down to San Diego. We went to the beach, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld. We had an awesome time…
Rank this Week: 3109

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Successful Planning (An Elder Today Blog)

    Successful Planning (An Elder Today Blog)
    Elder law attorneys assist individuals and families in developing estate plans to avoid depleting their assets should they become ill and need long term care. For those individuals who are already in a nursing home, elder law attorneys help…
  • May 4

    A “Goodbye” Message from Our Director of Geriatric Care Management

    A “Goodbye” Message from Our Director of Geriatric Care Management
    On May 12th I, Lois Tager, will be retiring from this wonderful Law Firm. I wanted to take this opportunity to say “Goodbye” to all our exceptional clients. Together with Roy and his superb staff, building our Geriatric Division…
  • Apr 27

    Three Benefits of a Living Trust

    Three Benefits of a Living Trust
    You may have heard about the numerous benefits of living trusts. In this blog post, we will address three of those benefits. The post Three Benefits of a Living Trust appeared first on Law Office of Roy W. Litherland.
Rank this Week: 2796

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/
  • May 10

    Third Circuit Rejects Single-Product Bundling Claim – But Holds Its Fire on What Test to Apply

    Third Circuit Rejects Single-Product Bundling Claim – But Holds Its Fire on What Test to Apply
    In Eisai, Inc. v. Sanofi Aventis U.S., LLC, No. 14-2017 (3d Cir. May 4, 2016), the Third Circuit addressed a mix of allegedly exclusionary conduct, including the defendant’s discounting of its anti-coagulant drug Lovenox, and held that…
  • Apr 13

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause

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

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

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge
    Say you’re a group of hospitals that get together under a Joint Operating Agreement.   You agree to form an integrated health system. You agree to total your net incomes into a single “network net income” that is…
Rank this Week: 3053

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • May 9

    The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Basic

    The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Basic
    Data security and privacy lawyers Steve Gebelin and Erik Syverson talk the NFL draft and how a hacking incident impacted the draft status of prospect Laremy Tunsil.  The Raines Feldman cyber liability team then pivots to hacking…
  • Apr 19

    The Raines Feldman Cyber Liability Update

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

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

    What the Shift to Chip-Cards Means for Your Small Busine
    Accepting credit cards just became a riskier and more expensive proposition for small business owners. As a law firm specializing in data breach prevention and response, we know that the United States lags behind comparable markets globally…
Rank this Week: 2073

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • May 7

    Arguments On SFRs Before The Ninth Circuit

    Arguments On SFRs Before The Ninth Circuit
    I have written several times about discharging income tax debt in bankruptcy.  My most recent post on this topic dealt with the question of whether a return filed after a substitute for return is a return for bankruptcy discharge…
  • Apr 6

    Voluntary Sales And The Homestead Exemption

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

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy: Part II

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy: Part II
    Some time ago I wrote in great detail about a split among the circuits over whether the Bankruptcy Code preempts the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The gist of the split is over whether a debtor can simultaneously…
Rank this Week: 3901

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • May 7

    Top Five Misconceptions About California Employment Law

    Top Five Misconceptions About California Employment Law
    Here are five very common misconceptions that many employees have about California employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination laws: “If I file EEOC of DFEH charge, my employer cannot terminate…
  • Mar 14

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case

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

    The Most Common EEOC Claims Against Employers in 2015

    The Most Common EEOC Claims Against Employers in 2015
    Retaliation claims increased by nearly five percent in 2015 and continue to be the leading type of cases filed by workers across the US. Various disability law violations, including ADA  disability discrimination claims  increased…
Rank this Week: 1492

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 6

    Barbara G. Knox Joins Burt & Associate

    Barbara G. Knox Joins Burt & Associate
    We are pleased to announce that long-time Probate Attorney Barbara G. Knox is joining the firm as Of Counsel. She will be working in our Palm Springs office assisting clients with Estate Planning, Probate, Conservatorship and Guardianship…
  • Apr 30

    Palm Springs Probate Attorney Discusses Prince’s Death

    Palm Springs Probate Attorney Discusses Prince’s Death
    Estate taxes issues present headaches for the simplest estates. These potential issues are compounded when the decedent is a celebrity. In the wake of Prince’s untimely death, his estate attorneys will be tasked with the momentous task…
  • Apr 7

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

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Highlights the Importance of Financial Dialogues Between Parents and Children
    It is common that a married couple in their late sixties creates an estate plan which names their child or children as Trustees and/or Agents. This is a great first step in setting up a plan that can help when the parents are no longer able…
Rank this Week: 3248

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat - A Professional Corporation.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • May 3

    California Truck v. Auto Crash Results in Punitive Damage Award

    California Truck v. Auto Crash Results in Punitive Damage Award
    The case of Kayleigh McCall v. Coast Line Distributing, Inc. and Paul Anthony Ceja in the San Luis Obispo Superior Court case no. 14CV0535 has taken the nation by storm. The original case was filed back on October 16, 2014 by 27 year-old…
  • May 2

    California: The Land of High Speed Fatal Car Accident

    California: The Land of High Speed Fatal Car Accident
    Speeding is one of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. More than 10,000 deaths each year are attributable to accidents in which one or more of the drivers was speeding. In terms of economic impact, the…
  • Apr 25

    California Injury Verdict: Eggshell Plaintiff Receives $2.8M

    California Injury Verdict: Eggshell Plaintiff Receives $2.8M
    A California woman was awarded more than $2.8 million by a jury as compensation for past and future damages for injuries she suffered in a car accident. The verdict appears to rely on a legal doctrine known as the “eggshell plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 2637

May it Please the Court

May it Please the Court

Covers legal news and observations. By J. Craig Williams.

http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp
  • May 3

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error

    Different Rx Needed for Third Leading Cause of Death: Medical Error
    That's right: unless you're having a heart attack or suffering from cancer, you may be better off not seeking medical care.  According to the Washington Post, the medical industry itself is the third leading cause of death.  In…
  • Apr 15

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?

    Will the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau and the State Bar Ensure Recovered Funds Go to Defrauded Homeowners?
    The California State Bar has warned attorneys for a long time:  don't handle homeowner mortgage foreclosures.  In fact, those warnings started in 1978 after our state Legislature. The warnings started in earnest in 2008-2009…
  • Apr 5

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?

    Must California Businesses Provide Seats For Employees?
    Cubicle workers can't imagine standing all day long at their job, but many bank tellers, shelf stockers, assembly line workers and a host of other employees do. Apparently, howver, some of those employees are tired of standing. Workers from…
Rank this Week: 2517

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • May 2

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn
    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn Prince passed away without any estate planning done. No trust or will. $300 million dollar estate. We wanted to share this article with you from Forbes.com because whether you have $300...
  • Apr 15

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate
    You already know how you want your assets distributed and you have even discussed it with your heirs, but discussing it doesn't make it legal. If you don't create an estate plan, your heirs are free to do what they...
  • Mar 25

    Common Questions Regarding Living Trust

    Common Questions Regarding Living Trust
    If you're considering a living trust or revocable living trust, review these common questions and answers to help you better understand how they work and whether or not it's right for you: Can I be my own trustee? You can....
Rank this Week: 2624

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit…

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit Center

Focuses on personal injury accidents.

http://accidentlawfirmblog.lawyer/
  • May 2

    So Much for Sovereign Immunity?

    So Much for Sovereign Immunity?
    Lawmakers in the US and the state departments have been discussing Saudi Arabia’s threats seriously and they have passed on the message that passing such legislation will not be in economic and political favor of America. Looking at the…
  • Mar 16

    Parents Hear From Toddler Man Talks to Him At Night – Can They Sue?

    Parents Hear From Toddler Man Talks to Him At Night – Can They Sue?
    According to technology experts using this kind of technology talking about the app it is easy for hackers to get in, but do say a situation like this is rare. Anyone using an app and especially an app of these type experts say changing the…
  • Jan 14

    Hoverboard Accident Attorney Information

    Hoverboard Accident Attorney Information
    We can challenge the manufacturer and distributor of the product for knowingly placing such a faulty product on the shelves. The post Hoverboard Accident Attorney Information appeared first on Michael Ehline's Accident Law Firm Blog.
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The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 1962

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 4867

California Personal Injury Law…

California Personal Injury Law Case Notes

Provides information and insights into the law for California accident victims and their families. By the Danko Law Firm.

http://www.capersonalinjurycaselawnotes.com/
  • Apr 28

    Cal Fire Determines PG&E Power Line Cause of Butte Fire

    Cal Fire Determines PG&E Power Line Cause of Butte Fire
    Today Cal Fire issued a news release.  Cal Fire investigators determine the cause of the destructive Butte Fire was the PG&E power line.  Cal Fire will file a lawsuit against PG&E to recover over $90 million for firefighting…
  • Feb 22

    Coincidence? Or Something More?

    Coincidence? Or Something More?
    In February 2015, tree cutters working for PG&E were supposed to remove trees from a grove that threatened power lines.  But they left standing a tree in the middle of that grove – a 44-foot tall grey pine that had a diameter…
  • Feb 22

    Environmental Damages Quantified

    Environmental Damages Quantified
    Consultants and paid experts are now working to evaluate the environmental damages that the Butte fire caused. Some of the aspects of the loss they are looking into: Cost of Clean Up: Wholly apart for reasons of aesthetics, all properties…
Rank this Week: 4632

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?
    If you’re a fan of Nickelodoen’s popular cartoon series SpongeBob Squarepants, then you probably wouldn’t be surprised if Plankton, the nemesis of SpongeBob’s boss, Mr. Krabs, tried to use some ruse or another to make…
  • Apr 28

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union
    Trademarks can be powerful. If you don’t agree, just think of brands like Nike, McDonald’s and Mercedes-Benz that rely on their trademarks to define their reputations in the marketplace and to drive consumers to buy their…
  • Apr 28

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen
    Believe it or not, even the rich and famous get embroiled in trademark disputes. In this instance, those two are Kimbal Musk, restaurateur and lesser known brother of Elon Musk (the co-founder of PayPal)  and Wolfgang Puck, the…
Rank this Week: 1895

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
  • Apr 22

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell
    California employment law recognizes two types of commissioned employees: (1) outside salespersons (Labor Code  § 1171) and (2) inside salespersons (8 Cal.C.Regs. § 11040, 11070).  Whether you are an employer or employee,…
  • Mar 15

    Ninth Circuit Issues New Tip on Tip Pooling in California

    Ninth Circuit Issues New Tip on Tip Pooling in California
    The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a new tip pooling decision in Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez and consolidated case Cesarz, Ngoc Tang v. Wynn Las Vegas LLC, 14-15243 (Feb. 23, 2016). 2016 DJDAR 1809,…
  • 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…
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Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Four client

    Four client
    The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepared to explain…
  • Dec 1

    Spotlight

    Spotlight
    The new movie Spotlight might be about the most exciting drama that could be made about filing a motion to unseal court records. (Some viewers might say that the movie is also about how a team of investigative journalists uncovered widespread…
  • Nov 15

    Trumbo

    Trumbo
    After the title character is seen getting fired and blacklisted in the new movie Trumbo, I’m thinking, as most lawyers would, that he should sue! Dalton Trumbo was a highly paid screenwriter under contract to MGM at the time, and would…
Rank this Week: 2141

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!
    California charges a minimum franchise tax of $800 each year. This is a tax on the privilege of being a corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the corporation is profitable or even if it has any revenue. The state wants its ……
  • Mar 31

    FTB Tax Clearance Certificate

    FTB Tax Clearance Certificate
    When a business is required to deduct and withhold taxes and remit them to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), a successor to the business can be responsible for paying the amount owing to the FTB  if the business does not pay ……
  • Mar 3

    Officer Liable for Restitution of Corporation’s Gains in Violation of FTC Act

    Officer Liable for Restitution of Corporation’s Gains in Violation of FTC Act
    In Federal Trade Commission v. Commerce Planet, Inc. (9th Cir. March 3, 2016) 16 C.D.O.S. 2355, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Commerce Planet, Inc., and three of its top officers for violating § 5(a) of the FTC Act, which…
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Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

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

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

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?

    Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?
    A popular workers compensation insurance program offered by Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company (Applied Underwriters) and California Insurance Company may be in trouble. On January 21, 2016,…
  • Apr 15

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home

    Leave It to the Policyholder Professionals – Do Not Try This at Home
    Recently, I was asked to look at coverage for a case where the insurer had denied a duty to defend several years before. We concluded that the insurer should have been defending based on certain allegations in the complaint and asked it to…
  • Apr 5

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change

    Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing: Review Your Insurance As “Internet of Things” Risks Grow and Change
    and David Smith In the December post Systemic Cyber Risks And The Internet of Things, we wrote about the increasing risk of cyber attacks on infrastructure and consumer products, and related insurance issues. We noted in that post that, while…
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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1456

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

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

    California personal income taxe

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

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

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

    2016 California Minimum Wage Increase

    2016 California Minimum Wage Increase
    California has implemented legislation that is slated to increase the state minimum wage to $10.50 for larger employers on January 1, 2017, with employers of 25 or less employees following behind a year later. Further increases will push the…
Rank this Week: 1400

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

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

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee

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

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

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

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

    A Comprehensive IP Strategy can Help Startups Save both Time and Money
    In today’s tech startup world, intellectual property (IP) is often the most valuable asset a person or company possesses. Undoubtedly, the next billion dollar idea is currently being developed – and it is just as likely that it is…
Rank this Week: 1833

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 11

    Are You at Risk For Tax Evasion Prosecution?

    Are You at Risk For Tax Evasion Prosecution?
    Understanding the Tax Evasion Statute.   Tax evasion is the most commonly prosecuted federal tax crime.  Defined in 26 U.S.C. § 7201, tax evasion is a failure to report taxes, failure to report taxes accurately, or the failure…
  • Apr 8

    10 "Red Flags" that Can Trigger an IRS Audit

    10 "Red Flags" that Can Trigger an IRS Audit
    If any of the below applies to you or your business, your tax return will potentially be flagged for an audit. It is important to note that just because one or several red flags exist on a taxpayer’s returns, that doesn’t mean…
  • Mar 28

    Do You Call Your Salespersons Independent Contractors?

    Do You Call Your Salespersons Independent Contractors?
    They Might Be Employees, and You May Be in Hot Water with the IRS  Tags: Payroll Taxes InformationRead more about Do You Call Your Salespersons Independent Contractors?
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MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

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

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured

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

    IRS Warns of Spoof Emails from CEO Poser

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

    The Human Element

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

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
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Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Apr 5

    The Interrogatory Says What it Say

    The Interrogatory Says What it Say
    There are very few discovery cases that come out each year.  Usually they are are significant and involve privileges such as Coito v. Superior Court and Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court.  The newly reported…
  • Apr 5

    The Interrogatory Says What it Say

    The Interrogatory Says What it Say
    There are very few discovery cases that come out each year.  Usually they are are significant and involve privileges such as Coito v. Superior Court and Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court.  The newly reported…
  • Mar 15

    The Pitfalls of Bad Discovery Habit

    The Pitfalls of Bad Discovery Habit
    For years I have been blogging about bad discovery habits from Garbage Objections to unauthorized General Objections, and preached that attorneys must play by the rules. As you know if you have read my blogs, I am quite the supporter of the…
Rank this Week: 3828

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Visa Waiver Visitors MUST have Electronic Passport

    Visa Waiver Visitors MUST have Electronic Passport
    Both Los Angeles and Palm Springs are popular destinations for visitors from all over the world.  Some visitors, from certain trusted countries, are allowed to visit the USA without a B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa.  At both our Pasadena and…
  • Mar 11

    Work Permits for STEM Graduate

    Work Permits for STEM Graduate
    In the past, F-1 foreign students graduating from universities would receive a one-year permit to work in the USA to develop and use their skills.  Here at the immigration law offices of Fong & Aquino we have had many inquiries from…
  • Jul 6

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition
    After the historic 2013 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in US v. Windsor (570 US ___ ), many same-sex couples got married. This enabled a US citizen to petition successfully for a foreign spouse and for...
Rank this Week: 3992

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
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Autolaw

Autolaw

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

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

    Locked Out, Part II

    Locked Out, Part II
    Technology makes our lives easier, but it also has a downside. Sometimes it spawns a lawsuit. Last year Honda was hit with a lawsuit claiming that its window locks were defective. Now BMW has been named in a proposed class...
  • Jan 31

    Compelling?

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

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

    The Italians are Coming! (part two...)
    I just returned from the LA Auto Show over the Thanksgiving break. Lots of new models, lots of exciting displays! The one that caught my eye however was the Alfa Romeo concourse. Beautiful Italian design, lots of metal and espresso...
Rank this Week: 1728

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

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

    Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire

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

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

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

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

    “It’s not over until we say “it’s over.”
    Personal injury attorneys California is a very general area of law practice that encompasses various types of cases. However, most firms specialize in just a few areas of personal injury cases. Personal injury is defined as: “An injury…
Rank this Week: 3778

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

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

    Watch out for storage fees after a car accident!

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

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

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

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

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