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Exempt Organizations Blog

Exempt Organizations Blog

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

http://exemptorgs.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    Article Published May 31, 2017 in…

    Article Published May 31, 2017 in ChurchLaw&Tax [available for reading without a subscription only for the next week]: What Pastors Need to Know About Mental Health, Ministry, and Liability  How both legal experts and ministry…
  • Jan 25

    Super Lawyers Magazine 2016

    Super Lawyers Magazine 2016
    Super Lawyers Magazine released their Annual List of Top Attorneys in Southern California.
  • Jun 4

    Two Recent Tax Court Rulings on Charitable Contribution Deductions That Charities Should Be Aware Of

    Two Recent Tax Court Rulings on Charitable Contribution Deductions That Charities Should Be Aware Of
    Two recent Tax Court cases were decided last month in which the court upheld the IRS's denial of significant charitable contribution deductions. In both of these cases, there was no dispute that the taxpayers made the contributions, or that…
Rank this Week: 5142

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Jun 12

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.
    In Dhillon v. John Muir Health, 2017 Cal. LEXIS 3649, the Supreme Court of California shed some light on the resolution of the long-standing conflict concerning the appealability of a trial court’s order on a petition for writ of…
  • Apr 10

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership
    Parties (typically plaintiffs) may request the appointment of a receiver in cases involving disputes over corporate assets or interests in real estate.  But the appointment of a receiver may have unexpected consequences for the party…
  • Jan 10

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?
    Are the commonly accepted features of arbitration—speed and finality—being watered down by rules permitting a second arbitration that expose parties to delays and significantly increased expenses? In a recently published decision,…
Rank this Week: 4418

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
  • Jun 12

    What Are My Entity’s Compliance Obligations?

    What Are My Entity’s Compliance Obligations?
    Frequently, the first service I provide to a client is to form a new legal entity (corporation or limited liability company). And frequently, once that entity is formed, the client’s first question is “What are my entity’s…
  • Jun 2

    How Delaware Became the Incorporation Capital

    How Delaware Became the Incorporation Capital
    This post explains how Delaware became the incorporation capital of the U.S. It is based on a Quora question that I answered recently. Please see How did Delaware acquire its status as a corporate haven? There are a number of law…
  • May 25

    Parent and Subsidiary – Who Owns What?

    Parent and Subsidiary – Who Owns What?
    I am writing this post about parent and subsidiary ownership because of a question that I answered recently on Quora and a similar question that a prospective client posed to me. (Please see Can an LLC allocate ownership to individuals…
Rank this Week: 4610

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Setting Aside Default Judgment

    Setting Aside Default Judgment
    As an experienced San Diego litigation attorney, this writer knows just how devastating it is when someone learns that a court judgment has been entered against them without their knowledge. This usually occurs via what is called a default…
  • Feb 16

    California Default Judgment

    California Default Judgment
    Simply put, a default judgment is a judgment against a defendant who fails to answer a lawsuit. If a person or entity is sued and ignores the lawsuit entirely, the person or entity suing has the ability to get a judgment upon meeting certain…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Landlords’ Duty to Mitigate Damage

    Commercial Landlords’ Duty to Mitigate Damage
    There are numerous challenges facing San Diego business owners especially in today’s economic climate. Fighting for a share in an ever tightening market makes it difficult to keep up with monthly outlays not the least of which are lease…
Rank this Week: 4080

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

Covers California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions, legislation, litigation and reform. By Miller Starr Regalia.

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 4002

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Jun 9

    California couple’s eviction highlights dangers of elderly financial abuse

    California couple’s eviction highlights dangers of elderly financial abuse
    The elderly can be vulnerable to various forms of elder abuse, one of which is financial exploitation. Financial exploitation involves unauthorized use of an elderly person’s finances or property, either by a family member, caregiver or…
  • May 29

    ‘Finding Dory’ puts spotlight on children with special need

    ‘Finding Dory’ puts spotlight on children with special need
    Pixar’s recent film “Finding Dory” will have resonance for parents who have children with special needs. The animated film is the sequel to the 2003 blockbuster “Finding Nemo.” It tells the tale of a blue tang…
  • May 26

    Thank You For Making our 13th Annual Special Needs Seminar our Best Yet

    Thank You For Making our 13th Annual Special Needs Seminar our Best Yet
    Gilfix and La Poll wishes to thank the hundreds of attendees, and wonderful nonprofit co-sponsors, for making our 13th annual Special Needs Seminar our best yet! We were overwhelmed with the response, and with all of the kind comments we…
Rank this Week: 1687

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Jun 9

    Trump’s Infrastructure Weak

    Trump’s Infrastructure Weak
    This past week was President Trump’s “Infrastructure Week.” A week dedicated, according to the White House’s official blog, “to addressing America’s crumbling infrastructure” and to try…
  • Jun 5

    Indemnitor Owes Indemnity Even Where Indemnitee is Actively Negligent, California Court Hold

    Indemnitor Owes Indemnity Even Where Indemnitee is Actively Negligent, California Court Hold
    Indemnity provisions are one of the most fought over provisions in design and construction contracts. But while parties generally understand the intent behind indemnity provisions —…
  • May 22

    Wendel Rosen’s Rebuilding Together Oakland Project 2017

    Wendel Rosen’s Rebuilding Together Oakland Project 2017
    At Wendel Rosen not only do we know construction law, we know construction. Each April, friends, family and colleagues of Wendel Rosen come together to give back…
Rank this Week: 2353

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 1248

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 8

    The Benefits of Hiring a Los Angeles DUI Lawyer to handle your Los Angeles DUI

    The Benefits of Hiring a Los Angeles DUI Lawyer to handle your Los Angeles DUI
    If you have been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, you have not yet been charged or convicted. This is a very important distinction. When you are arrested, it is only because officers believe there may be enough evidence…
  • Apr 20

    Attacking Probable Cause in a Los Angeles DUI Case

    Attacking Probable Cause in a Los Angeles DUI Case
    If you have been stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, there are certain things you need to be aware of. In order for an officer to arrest you for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or…
  • Dec 29

    Does my Prior DUI Have an Effect on Current DUI Charges?

    Does my Prior DUI Have an Effect on Current DUI Charges?
    When a person has been arrested under the suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles, officers have only gathered evidence that leads to possible charges. The information is then transferred over to the Prosecutor’s office,…
Rank this Week: 5180

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Jun 7

    Ultimate Legal Breakdown: Social Media Marketing [e287]

    Ultimate Legal Breakdown: Social Media Marketing [e287]
    On this episode of the Ultimate Legal Breakdown, Nasir and Matt break down social media marketing with guests Tyler Sickmeyer and Kyle Weber of Fidelitas Development. They first discuss contests and promotions and talk…
  • Apr 3

    Ultimate Legal Breakdown: Subscription Box Businesses [e286]

    Ultimate Legal Breakdown: Subscription Box Businesses [e286]
    On this episode of the Ultimate Legal Breakdown, Nasir and Matt go in depth with the subscription box business. They discuss where subscription box companies have gone wrong, the importance of a specifically tailored terms and…
  • Feb 1

    Can Companies Protect Against Foreseeable Misuse of Apps [e285]

    Can Companies Protect Against Foreseeable Misuse of Apps [e285]
    Nasir and Matt discuss the suit against Apple that resulted from a car crashed caused by the use of FaceTime while driving. They also discuss how foreseeable use of apps can increase liability for companies.
Rank this Week: 2038

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/
  • Jun 7

    Self-Driving Car Technology at Center of California Trade Secret Lawsuit

    Self-Driving Car Technology at Center of California Trade Secret Lawsuit
    Self-driving cars have been a subject of great interest in Silicon Valley recently. The technology that would make autonomous vehicles viable on a wide scale is not here yet, but numerous companies are working to make it a reality. As with…
  • May 26

    Court Dismisses Objection to Corporate Merger, Finding that Shareholders Had Sufficient Information

    Court Dismisses Objection to Corporate Merger, Finding that Shareholders Had Sufficient Information
    Minority shareholders, meaning those whose shares in a corporation make up only a small percentage of the total outstanding shares, are at a disadvantage if one or more majority shareholders take actions that harm their interests. State…
  • May 9

    Northern California Employment Lawsuit Alleges Race Discrimination, Wage Claim

    Northern California Employment Lawsuit Alleges Race Discrimination, Wage Claim
    California imposes numerous responsibilities on businesses, particularly in their capacity as employers. These include requirements regarding the payment of wages and the maintenance of employment records. Employers are also prohibited from…
Rank this Week: 2655

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 6

    New Study Analyzing Preventable Nursing Home Rehospitalization

    New Study Analyzing Preventable Nursing Home Rehospitalization
    The consequences of lack of communication between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are not new knowledge. According to a 2013 study, in the U.S. alone, more than 5 million patients transition from hospital to SNFs yearly. These…
  • Feb 8

    Association of Prior Falls with Adverse Outcomes After Neurosurgical Operations in the Elderly

    Association of Prior Falls with Adverse Outcomes After Neurosurgical Operations in the Elderly
    As our population ages, there has been an increase in the number of elderly patients that undergo neurosurgical interventions. This increase is accompanied by aging risk factors, such as frailty, that increase the risk of complications…
  • Jan 2

    Concerns for Future Antimicrobial-Resistance

    Concerns for Future Antimicrobial-Resistance
    Many people today use medication unnecessarily. The smallest flu or cold warrants the use of antibacterial medication that often does greater harm to our bodies. We ask our doctors for medications that cure common illnesses without thinking…
Rank this Week: 3157

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

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

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Jun 6

    Save some money on car insurance

    Save some money on car insurance
    I am a big proponent of not shopping for insurance solely based on price. There are other important factors. But, for some people, price is the biggest factor. And for some people, two insurance companies may offer the same personal...
  • Jan 8

    FAQ: Am I responsible for my medical bills after a car accident?

    FAQ: Am I responsible for my medical bills after a car accident?
    Question: I was involved in a car crash. I have medical insurance. Am I responsible to pay these bills back when I settle my case? Answer: This is based on two recent cases I have had! I wish it wasn't,...
  • Aug 24

    Don't trust insurance companies - a true story

    Don't trust insurance companies - a true story
    Let me relate a real story about why you should never trust an insurance company. This is for a case I am currently working on. As background, my client was rear ended in a car accident by an unlicensed, uninsured...
Rank this Week: 1279

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: 4917

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jun 3

    My Boyfriend Told me to Refuse the Test

    My Boyfriend Told me to Refuse the Test
    /Criminal-Defense/Traffic-Offenses.aspxMy Boyfriend told me to Refuse the Test I repeat client called me yesterday to tell me she was arrested for her third DUI last weekend. She was driving home from work at a local night club and was…
  • May 28

    Meet Your Lawyer Before You Hire Him

    Meet Your Lawyer Before You Hire Him
    Meet Your Lawyer Before you Hire Him I got a call Friday from a potential client. I was walking out the door to meet a colleague for lunch when the phone rang. I asked the caller if I could call her back in 90 minutes. She said o.k. and I…
  • May 3

    The Mill vs. the Real Criminal Defense Lawyer

    The Mill vs. the Real Criminal Defense Lawyer
    The Mill vs. the Real Criminal Defense Lawyer Almost every criminal defense lawyer who is under 70 and has been practicing for more that 6 weeks, has a website. Some sites are better, and some are worse. Some sites are larger and some…
Rank this Week: 3319

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Semi-truck and Car Crash in Chino Kills One

    Semi-truck and Car Crash in Chino Kills One
    According to the Daily Bulletin, just before 2 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017, a semi-truck drifted towards the shoulder of the eastbound 60 Freeway in Chino, California. The truck then hit several guardrail posts and slammed into the…
  • May 31

    California Big Rig Crash Kills Four in Desert Center

    California Big Rig Crash Kills Four in Desert Center
    A tragic accident on Memorial Day killed four people approximately 20 miles north of Desert Center in Riverside County, California. A witness called in to report the accident at 3:11 p.m. According to an eyewitness who spoke to the Los…
  • May 27

    Riverside Accident Leaves One Dead and One Injured

    Riverside Accident Leaves One Dead and One Injured
    According to My Valley News, Early in the morning on May 19, 2017, around 12:45 am, several witnesses called 911 to report a crash at the intersection of Van Buren Boulevard and King Avenue in Riverside, California. Riverside Fire and Police…
Rank this Week: 3192

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Jun 1

    CEQA: Is It Better the Second Time Around?

    CEQA: Is It Better the Second Time Around?
    By William W. Abbott Friends of the College of San Mateo Gardens v. San Mateo County Community College District  (2017) 11 Cal.App.5th 596 In the follow up decision to the Supreme Court’s decision in Friends of the College of San…
  • Apr 4

    2017 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

    2017 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, Brian Russell and Dan Cucchi Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2017 1st Quarter CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog.…
  • Apr 1

    POTUS Doubles Down On Local Government – Cuts In Federal Funding To Local Governments Looming

    POTUS Doubles Down On Local Government – Cuts In Federal Funding To Local Governments Looming
    By William W. Abbott The White House puts punitive zoning regulations under the magnifying glass. In his latest Saturday morning tweet, POTUS signaled that his love affair with local government was over. “Local government is worst enemy…
Rank this Week: 1441

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • May 31

    Accountability

    Accountability
    Ryo Oyamada was fatally mowed down by a police car in New York City four years ago. An article in the New York Daily News today reported on the settlement of a family's suit against the police department for the wrongful death of their…
  • May 17

    Reading emotion

    Reading emotion
    In the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie, there is a character named Mantis who has the power to sense the emotional state of anyone she touches. She can't read their thoughts, but she can read their feelings. The other characters are…
  • May 3

    Winning

    Winning
    This week Congress appears poised to succeed in passing a budget, a feat many were not sure was possible in these partisan times. Budget negotiations were a subject I took a strange interest in during the Obama years, when all the talk was of…
Rank this Week: 4229

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • May 31

    Phantom Smell Syndrome

    Phantom Smell Syndrome
    QUESTION: I am on the board of a retirement community. We have a resident complaining of cigarette smoke. We investigated and could not smell any smoke, nor is there anyone around her who smokes. She is threatening to go to Fair Housing if we…
  • May 16

    Failure to Pay Vendor

    Failure to Pay Vendor
    QUESTION: I have a board that is refusing to pay vendors, including the management company. Is there a Civil Code stating they have an obligation to pay vendors? ANSWER: There is nothing in the Davis-Stirling Act stating “Boards must…
  • Apr 30

    Drought Emergency Over

    Drought Emergency Over
    As everyone is aware, this winter produced rivers of water in the sky. On April 7, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-40-17 ending the drought emergency in all California counties except Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Tuolumne where…
Rank this Week: 2053

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

Focuses on men and the legal issues that they must face as fathers and husbands. By David Pisarra.

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • May 30

    Prenuptial Agreement

    Prenuptial Agreement
    Memorial Day is in the rear view mirror and we are rounding the corner into June, the most popular month to get married in the United States.  Unfortunately, many of these marriages will not make it, and a prenuptial agreement is a…
  • May 24

    What is the Difference Between Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse?

    What is the Difference Between Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse?
    Domestic abuse and domestic violence are two terms which hold a great deal of weight in family law courtrooms. Both are used to secure domestic violence restraining orders, and the prevention of domestic abuse, and violence, is one of the…
  • May 18

    Wednesday Book Review For You!

    Wednesday Book Review For You!
    Los Angeles family law attorney David Pisarra reviews the book, “A Family’s Heartbreak” by Mike Jeffries. The post Wednesday Book Review For You! appeared first on Men's Family Law.
Rank this Week: 3217

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • May 30

    The Habits of Successful Single Parenting

    The Habits of Successful Single Parenting
    Learning to go easy on yourself and focusing on the big picture will enable you and your children to make healthy adjustments. Please click here for a very helpful tips on single parenting.
  • Apr 28

    Relationships and Dating

    Relationships and Dating
    Coping with Mistrust in Relationships Post-Divorce  You can face your trust issues with optimism when you extend trust to those who deserve it and learn to trust yourself day by day.…
  • Apr 19

    8 Personal Finance Tips to Follow During Divorce

    8 Personal Finance Tips to Follow During Divorce
    During divorce, you’re going from a two-income to a one-income household. You need to get a handle on your finances — not only for yourself, but also for your children. Click here for valuable…
Rank this Week: 2593

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • May 28

    Types of Expert

    Types of Expert
    In a previous blog, we talked about different classes of experts (Joint, Hired Gun, Review) employed in family law cases.  In this blog, we will talk about the different “types” of experts we use in family law.  Forensic…
  • May 24

    Hiring an Expert in Your Family Law Case

    Hiring an Expert in Your Family Law Case
    Lawyers love to make jokes about how bad we are at math.  Often those jokes include statements like, “if I were good at math I would have become an engineer” or if “I was good at math and science I would be a doctor not…
  • May 21

    Divorce Insurance

    Divorce Insurance
    A new product has just come on the market that may have piqued your interest if you are going through a divorce: Divorce Insurance. That’s right, you read correctly, divorce insurance actually exists! A man named Richard Zizian, a legal…
Rank this Week: 3452

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/
  • May 26

    Could I go to Jail?

    Could I go to Jail?
    My client’s shaking, horrified. She lied on her tax return and worries the IRS will find out when they open the audit.  She thinks she’ll end up in handcuffs if she even talks to the IRS.  She won’t.  …
  • May 17

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client
    The IRS is woefully understaffed: in IRS offices across the country staffing is down 7 to 41% and not one office has seen an increase. Complicated correspondence is not answered timely, or sometimes at all. I have a large collection of…
  • May 14

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock
    Most people don’t know that the IRS stops trying to collect on tax debt after 10 years. This 10-year clock can be valuable to people who owe back taxes from several years ago. The statute of limitation on collecting tax owed is at 26…
Rank this Week: 1876

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • May 26

    Washington restricts flame retardants in children’s products and upholstered furniture

    Washington restricts flame retardants in children’s products and upholstered furniture
    On July 1, 2017, Washington’s “Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act” goes into effect, restricting the use of the following five flame retardants in children’s products and residential upholstered furniture: Additive…
  • May 25

    Drone registry rule grounded by court

    Drone registry rule grounded by court
    Updating our previous post about the Federal Aviation Administration’s rules and regulations regarding the use of drones, an appeals court has struck down one of the more hotly disputed aspects of the program – the FAA’s…
  • Apr 21

    Your product labels could be deceptive based on what’s on a competitor’s label

    Your product labels could be deceptive based on what’s on a competitor’s label
    In what seems to be an ever-expanding zone of liability for false advertising claims on food products, the Ninth Circuit ruled this week that “external facts” – aka what a competitor does or does not put on their labels…
Rank this Week: 2520

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3212

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • May 24

    Emotional Intelligence and Why It’s Important In Mediation

    Emotional Intelligence and Why It’s Important In Mediation
    The other day, CBL ran across an interesting mediation article in International Comparative Jurisprudence by Edward J. Kelly of the University of Tennessee and Natalija Kaminiskiené of Lithuania’s Mykolis Romeric University. The…
  • May 17

    PROPOSITION 65 SIXTY DAY NOTICES ARE SKYROCKETING – AND WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHY!

    PROPOSITION 65 SIXTY DAY NOTICES ARE SKYROCKETING – AND WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHY!
    It’s been more than a year since CBL did an analysis of the frequency various chemicals were the subjects of Proposition 65 Sixty Day Notices / Notices of Violation. As most readers will know, before private party enforcer can bring...
  • Jan 31

    Ninth Circuit Rules “No, You Can’t Just Stash the Binding Arbitration Agreement in the Box”

    Ninth Circuit Rules “No, You Can’t Just Stash the Binding Arbitration Agreement in the Box”
    We know that under the “shrink-wrap doctrine,” the manufacturer of software can place language on the outside of its package stating that by opening the shrink-wrap around the DVD or CD-ROM that contains the software, the user…
Rank this Week: 1654

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • May 24

    Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs (DUID): California Vehicle Code Section 23152(e)

    Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs (DUID): California Vehicle Code Section 23152(e)
    Driving under the influence of drugs, or DUID, is essentially the same as a DUI with alcohol. The code section reads: “It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle. “ In essence, the…
  • May 24

    Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs (DUID): California Vehicle Code Section 23152(e)

    Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs (DUID): California Vehicle Code Section 23152(e)
    Driving under the influence of drugs, or DUID, is essentially the same as a DUI with alcohol. The code section reads: “It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle. “ In essence, the…
  • Apr 21

    California DMV’s Physical and Mental Evaluation or P & M Hearing

    California DMV’s Physical and Mental Evaluation or P & M Hearing
    My criminal defense practice is almost exclusively in the area of drunk driving. However, I have had a few DUI cases were my client was able to prevail at the DMV APS Hearing, just to receive another notice of suspension from the DMV because…
Rank this Week: 3185

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

Covers environmental law, climate change, and clean technology. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • May 22

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard
    Earlier this month, Judge Christopher E. Krueger of the Sacramento Superior Court issued an order invalidating the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for hexavalent chromium. The California Department of Public Health (“DPH”)…
  • Apr 13

    RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017

    RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017
    EPA’s final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (“Rule”), which goes into effect on May 30, 2017, contains approximately 60 revisions to the hazardous waste generator regulatory program. The revisions focus on…
  • Sep 28

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund
    Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that it permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims from the California UST Cleanup Fund (Fund) for…
Rank this Week: 3054

Food Safety and Risk Management

Food Safety and Risk Management

Covers food safety and food liability issues, such as minimizing the risk of and responding to food recalls. By Steven A. Kronenberg.

http://foodlawblog.com/
  • May 22

    Nacho cheese sauce blamed for botulism food poisoning cases in Sacramento

    Nacho cheese sauce blamed for botulism food poisoning cases in Sacramento
    CNN is reporting an outbreak of botulism food poisoning allegedly caused by nacho cheese from a convenience store.
  • Sep 13

    Real Food/Fake Food

    Real Food/Fake Food
    I’m honored to be quoted in Larry Olmsted’s New York Times bestseller, Real Food Fake Food. Food fraud is a recurring and pervasive problem in many industries – seafood, olive oil, wine, honey, and many more; even rice. Why…
  • Aug 23

    Legislators Question Epi-Pen Price Spike

    Legislators Question Epi-Pen Price Spike
    Image Credits: Mylan (R), New York Times Following up on my posting about why Epi-Pen prices have increased 5-6X in 12 years, the New York Times reports that a bipartisan group of legislators is questioning the basis for these price spikes.…
Rank this Week: 3374

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

Covers employment discrimination, retaliation, and arbitration. By Eugene Lee.

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • May 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Apr 6

    California Supremes Limit Arbitration Waiver

    California Supremes Limit Arbitration Waiver
    The key excerpt from this latest ruling from the California Supreme Court, McGill v Citybank, says it all: In previous decisions, this court has said that the statutory remedies available for a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 1537

Law Offices of Elliott Kanter Blog

Law Offices of Elliott Kanter Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.enkanter.com/blog/
  • May 20

    How A Motion To Suppress Can Help Your DUI Case

    How A Motion To Suppress Can Help Your DUI Case
    According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, in the decade starting with 2003 and ending with 2012, prosecutors in this state won DUI convictions against 76.6 percent of those charged with the crime. Thus, in any typical year,…
  • Apr 22

    Uber Or Lyft Accident In San Diego? Here’s What To Do

    Uber Or Lyft Accident In San Diego? Here’s What To Do
    In the state of California, across the United States, and around the world, the rideshare industry has flourished with amazing speed. It’s hard to remember that Uber was founded only eight years ago and that Lyft was founded only five…
  • Mar 16

    Misdemeanor vs. Felony DUIs In San Diego

    Misdemeanor vs. Felony DUIs In San Diego
    All fifty states have laws that govern drinking and driving. Whether a state calls it DWI (driving while intoxicated), DUI (driving under the influence), or OUI (operating under the influence), the laws are similar, the enforcement is…
Rank this Week: 1592

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3981

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 15

    Meet the Money 2017 presentations now available for download!

    Meet the Money 2017 presentations now available for download!
    15 May 2017 Meet the Money®2017 wrapped up last week at the Hyatt Regency LAX, and looks to be one of our most successful years yet! More than 350 hotel industry leaders gathered to hear from 130+ speakers who gave their expert…
  • May 15

    Meet the Money 2017 presentations now available for download!

    Meet the Money 2017 presentations now available for download!
    15 May 2017 Meet the Money®2017 wrapped up last week at the Hyatt Regency LAX, and looks to be one of our most successful years yet! More than 350 hotel industry leaders gathered to hear from 130+ speakers who gave their expert…
  • May 10

    The Lodging Industry Investment Council’s Top Ten: investment trends and challenge

    The Lodging Industry Investment Council’s Top Ten: investment trends and challenge
    10 May 2017 Hotel Real Estate: Forecasting Clear Skies with Some Clouds and Slightly Cooling Temperatures For well over a decade, the members of the hotel industry’s preeminent think tank, “LIIC – The Lodging Industry…
Rank this Week: 2592

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Does LegalZoom Do Its Own Trademark Registrations?

    Does LegalZoom Do Its Own Trademark Registrations?
    LegalZoom offers trademark filing services, so naturally, when it comes to its own trademarks used to promote this and other of its online, non-attorney services, it trusts these to its in-house team, the same ones used by its customers,…
  • Mar 21

    Why don't TV/film studios and producers accept unsolicited material?

    Why don't TV/film studios and producers accept unsolicited material?
    Why Do TV Networks Have 'No Unsoliciated Materials' Policies? One reason:LAWSUITS. Networks do not want to get sued because you thought they stole your idea. When creators pitch an undeveloped idea anybody could have come up with ... they…
  • Oct 7

    Screenwriters: How to Find An Agent

    Screenwriters: How to Find An Agent
    ScreenwritingU is offering a free teleconference on a topic many new screenwriters have lots of questions about - how to land an agent. Sign up here.
Rank this Week: 1470

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • May 14

    10 Things to do Following a Car Accident

    10 Things to do Following a Car Accident
    1) Stop as soon as you can and move your vehicle only if it is safe to do so.  There's no need to unnecessarily hold up all the other traffic. If the positions of the vehicles involved in the accident are important to preserve, take…
  • Mar 15

    Psychological and emotional effects of car accident

    Psychological and emotional effects of car accident
    Sometimes, the most devastating effects of a car accident may have nothing to do with your physical injuries. Sure, you might have some cuts, bumps, bruises, or perhaps worse.  However, you may also have psychological effects from the…
  • Feb 14

    Your insurance rates may rise after a car accident

    Your insurance rates may rise after a car accident
    After an accident, many of my clients and prospective clients are worried about their insurance rates going up. That is a natural and common concern.  Here is the short answer: I don't know!  Insurance companies use all kinds of…
Rank this Week: 2325

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • May 13

    CHP Crash in California

    CHP Crash in California
    Car Crash in Modesto A sheriff’s deputy and a community service officer have died in Modesto when the patrol car they were riding in struck a building and caught fire. Authorities said Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason…
  • May 5

    A Car Crash Can Happen Anywhere

    A Car Crash Can Happen Anywhere
    Driver Killed in Crash A Honolulu driver was killed and his passenger critically injured after a crash in the California Mille Tuesday, April 25. The driver, who was not identified by the California Highway Patrol, was driving eastbound on…
  • Apr 28

    Head On Bus Crash in California

    Head On Bus Crash in California
    Tour Bus Crash A bus crash is almost like a Semi Truck Crash, Train Crash, or any other large vehicle crash. Highly unpredictable and more than likely there will be multiple people with multiple injuries. There was a tour bus that crossed…
Rank this Week: 2055

Sacramento Injury Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Travis G. Black & Associates.

http://www.sacramentoinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • May 10

    What you should know if you’ve been involved in an Auto Accident in California

    What you should know if you’ve been involved in an Auto Accident in California
    When you are involved in a motor vehicle collision and you are injured there are certain questions that every injured party wants answered. Some of this information and the corresponding insurance terms can be confusing, and rightfully so…
  • Apr 5

    Slip and Fall Injury Case

    Slip and Fall Injury Case
    Premises Liability Slip and fall injuries are often covered under what is known as premises liability cases. These injuries often occur at a place of business, but the incidents can also occur just about anywhere from a government building,…
  • Dec 14

    Motorcycle accidents in California

    Motorcycle accidents in California
    Call a motorcycle attorney that rides! A true motorcycle enthusiast all his life, Travis Black has ridden a motorcycle most of his life. He started off with a 1970 Honda 350 and has owned over a dozen motorcycles since this first one. One of…
Rank this Week: 1708

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • May 10

    CEQA Changes Proposed

    CEQA Changes Proposed
    Over the past four months, Sacramento lawmakers have introduced a number of bills to tinker with the state’s premier environmental statute, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). While it is too early to know whether any of…
  • May 10

    CEQA Changes Proposed

    CEQA Changes Proposed
    Over the past four months, Sacramento lawmakers have introduced a number of bills to tinker with the state’s premier environmental statute, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). While it is too early to know whether any of…
  • Feb 13

    The Initiative and CEQA

    The Initiative and CEQA
    The development of a real estate project of almost any size is going to require compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act – CEQA – generally through the preparation of an environmental impact report – an…
Rank this Week: 2201

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Doppelt & Forney, a Professional Law Corporation.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3595

Bay Area Wills, Trusts & Probate…

Bay Area Wills, Trusts & Probate Report

Covers planned giving, estate planning, taxes and wills and trusts. By Karen Meckstroth.

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

    Starting the Philanthropic Conversation

    Starting the Philanthropic Conversation
    One of my favorite quotes regarding charitable giving is this statement by Bill and Melinda Gates in their Giving Pledge letter: We have been blessed with good fortune beyond our wildest expectations, and we are profoundly grateful.  But…
  • Nov 19

    California Court Says Mother’s Trust Can Fund Trustee to Fight Trust Contest after Her Death

    California Court Says Mother’s Trust Can Fund Trustee to Fight Trust Contest after Her Death
    There’s a new no-contest case in California — Doolittle v. Exchange Bank (pdf).  The twist here is the beneficiary who contested the validity of trust amendments also sought to broaden the reach of…
  • Oct 27

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Bumps Up a Bit for 2016

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Bumps Up a Bit for 2016
    It’s that time when the IRS announces what you can pass on to others next year without paying federal gift or estate tax.  Revenue Procedure 2015-53 contains 27 pages of inflation-adjusted items for 2016.  Wedged between…
Rank this Week: 4016

Natural Resources and Mining Law…

Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog

Covers energy law and real estate and property law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://mininglaw.jmbm.com/
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated
    My partner, Jon Welner, is a leading practitioner of prevailing wage law in California and is the Chair of JMBM’s Prevailing Wage Group. He is also a member of JMBM’s Natural Resources and Mining Group and advises and defends the…
Rank this Week: 1517

Orange County Family Law Blog

Orange County Family Law Blog

By Pinkham & Associates, APLC. Covers California divorce and family law matters.

http://pinkhamlaw.com/blog
  • May 8

    More About Date of Separation in a Divorce

    More About Date of Separation in a Divorce
    The post More About Date of Separation in a Divorce appeared first on Douglas S Pinkham - Divorce Attorney Orange County.
  • May 8

    Can Someone Convicted of Domestic Violence Receive Alimony?

    Can Someone Convicted of Domestic Violence Receive Alimony?
    The post Can Someone Convicted of Domestic Violence Receive Alimony? appeared first on Douglas S Pinkham - Divorce Attorney Orange County.
  • Mar 27

    Most Important Thing To Do Before Filing For Divorce

    Most Important Thing To Do Before Filing For Divorce
    The most important thing to do prior to filing for Divorce and prior to separating, especially when you are the lower wage earner, is to gather documentation regarding your spouse income and expenses, such as paystubs, credit card statements,…
Rank this Week: 1216

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/
Rank this Week: 3825

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • May 3

    California Legislative Update: May is Bike Month

    California Legislative Update: May is Bike Month
    “Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.” — Claude Pepper Given that our offices here at Legislative Intent Service, Inc. in Woodland, California are located next door to the…
  • May 2

    We Love Law Librarians!

    We Love Law Librarians!
    We attended all three California Law Librarian annual meetings this year and enjoyed meeting and catching up with our librarian friends from private practice, government and academia.  These meetings provide a fascinating glimpse into…
  • Apr 24

    What Is A Government Shutdown?

    What Is A Government Shutdown?
    With congress grappling over a new federal budget, you may have heard that a government shutdown could be on the horizon. Opinions vary over whether this could actually happen, with many Republican leaders assuring constituents that they will…
Rank this Week: 2733

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Features commentary on personal injury, car accidents, insurance, and medical malpractice. By Rice & Bloomfield, LLP.

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    Underinsured Motorist Coverage Can Protect You If You Are Hurt in an Auto Accident

    Underinsured Motorist Coverage Can Protect You If You Are Hurt in an Auto Accident
    If you are in a car accident in Los Angeles that is not your fault, you should be compensated. That is what the law says. You should be able to go the doctors you pick for treatment. You should receive your salary. You should be compensated…
  • Apr 21

    Insurance Companies Mislead the Public About Car Accident Injurie

    Insurance Companies Mislead the Public About Car Accident Injurie
    Living in Los Angeles, there are a lot of cars and a lot of people going places. Unfortunately, that also means there are a lot of car accidents. No one ever intends to be in a car crash, but especially throughout the San Fernando Valley,…
  • Apr 13

    Reducing Accidents in Los Angeles with Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Reducing Accidents in Los Angeles with Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    People in Encino, Tarzana, Reseda and across the San Fernando Valley are injured in car crashes everyday. In fact, someone is hurt in a car accident every 8 seconds. The National Safety Council has made April Distracted Driving Awareness…
Rank this Week: 1288