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Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

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

    Right to Die Law Proposed for California

    Right to Die Law Proposed for California
    For the first time since 2007, legislation has been introduced in this year’s State Senate that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in California. The bill, SB 128,  The End of Life Option Act, is modeled on Oregon’s…
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
     I am wishing a lovely New Year to all of our    clients and readers! May 2015 bring love, wisdom, and compassion to you all. Here’s to keeping all of our eyes firmly fixed on what truly matters in the year ahead, in…
  • Dec 22

    IRA Charitable Rollover Extended for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Extended for 2014
    Congress extends direct charitable rollover for 2014 until December 31, 2014
Rank this Week: 3840

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

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

    Airbags can Cause Injurie

    Airbags can Cause Injurie
    There is little doubt based on safety studies that vehicle airbags offer protection against severe injuries in automobile collisions; that said, the deployment of airbags during a crash can also in and of itself cause injurie
  • Jan 21

    Tinnitus after a Car Accident

    Tinnitus after a Car Accident
    Tinnitus is the medical word to describe ringing or buzzing noises in the ear.  Medically speaking tinnitus is a diagnosis but is not a disease.  It is a condition that is associated with another injury, trauma or disorder. …
  • Jan 21

    Social Media and Lawsuit

    Social Media and Lawsuit
    Whether we like it or not social media is here to stay. Social media has changed the landscape of human society in many ways.  It has impacted how humans communicate with each other and what we share with each other.  It has changed…
Rank this Week: 3852

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/
  • Jan 23

    The myth about sleeping on the job

    The myth about sleeping on the job
    24-Hour Shift Workers Entitled to Pay for All Hours Under the Employer’s Control By Hina B. Shah When a receptionist has some down time at work, she surfs the internet or flips through a magazine.  Her employer still pays…
  • Jan 19

    The March for Jobs and Freedom continues: A daughter walks in her mother’s footstep

    The March for Jobs and Freedom continues: A daughter walks in her mother’s footstep
    By Tiren Angela Steinbach My mother grew up in a middle class African American family in Hyde Park, Chicago.  She graduated from high school in 1963 and was enrolled in Skidmore College for the fall. As a girl, she was a dancer, so she…
  • Jan 16

    A New Year’s resolution for CEOs: Admit the mistake and take action to end bia

    A New Year’s resolution for CEOs: Admit the mistake and take action to end bia
    By Sharon Vinick On February 4, 2014, Microsoft announced that Satya Nadella would become the new Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft.  Nadella had worked in Silicon Valley since 1992, and had been with Microsoft for 22 years when he…
Rank this Week: 2960

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/
  • Jan 23

    The Legalities of Exploding Glitter and Mailing Animal Feces [e142]

    The Legalities of Exploding Glitter and Mailing Animal Feces [e142]
    Nasir and Matt end the week by talking about businesses based on pranks, including exploding glitter and mailing animal feces. Transcript: NASIR: All right. Welcome to our podcast where we cover business legal news. My name is Nasir Pasha.…
  • Jan 22

    Trends in Privacy Law for 2015

    Trends in Privacy Law for 2015
    Privacy is back in 2015. Just when many observers were ready to declare privacy dead, consumers and businesspeople have developed new concerns about how information is being collected, sold, manipulated and even accessed by government…
  • Jan 21

    What to Consider When Hiring Employees in 2015 [e141]

    What to Consider When Hiring Employees in 2015 [e141]
    The guys discuss the recent developments in employment law for 2015 and what employers should consider when hiring new employees. Transcript: NASIR: All right. Welcome to our podcast where we cover business legal news. My name is Nasir Pasha.…
Rank this Week: 3091

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    Saks Claims Right to Discriminate Against Transgendered Employee

    Saks Claims Right to Discriminate Against Transgendered Employee
    Transgendered employees are a protected class under California state laws and federal law. The Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hold it is illegal for employers to discriminate against transgendered…
  • Jan 21

    Catholic High School Liable for Gender Discrimination

    Catholic High School Liable for Gender Discrimination
    The American Civil Liberties Union has succeeded in taking on a gender discrimination case against a Catholic school in Indiana. According to court documents, a teacher was discriminated against after she sought in vitro fertilization…
  • Jan 19

    Rise in FCRA Lawsuits: Employer Liability in Background Checking

    Rise in FCRA Lawsuits: Employer Liability in Background Checking
    Employers are being more heavily scrutinized for taking potentially illegal action when background checking employees either prior to hire or during the course of employment. A class action lawsuit was filed in a Missouri federal court…
Rank this Week: 2619

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jan 23

    Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees Redux

    Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees Redux
    In an earlier article on New Laws for 2015 and on our website, Associate Robert Nuddleman, mentioned the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.  Let’s take a closer look at that new law. On or after July 1,…
  • Jan 9

    California Supreme Court Refuses Sleep Time Exemption

    California Supreme Court Refuses Sleep Time Exemption
    The California Supreme Court issued its decision in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, where the court examined California’s sleep time rules for employees working 24-hour shifts.  I previously wrote about this case in 2013,…
  • Dec 15

    NEW LAWS FOR 2015

    NEW LAWS FOR 2015
    The following is a quick summary of the most significant changes in the law impacting California businesses. Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees – Effective July 15, 2015, employers doing business in California…
Rank this Week: 2114

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

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

    California Wage and Hour Law

    California Wage and Hour Law
    Depending on the length of a particular shift, employees may be entitled to a meal and/or rest break. If an employee is entitled to a meal break, it must be at least 30 minutes and the employee cannot have any job duties to perform during…
  • Jan 16

    Forming a Nonprofit Organization 501(c)3: Common Question

    Forming a Nonprofit Organization 501(c)3: Common Question
    If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit, there are some steps to take before you begin. Forming a nonprofit organization is much like starting a regular corporation, except there are several additional steps you must take to…
  • Jan 9

    7 New Laws in 2015

    7 New Laws in 2015
    January 1st brought 930 new California laws which are enforceable in the new year. We’d like to share some of the new and relevant laws for 2015 that may affect you and your business activities. Here are 7 new federal and California…
Rank this Week: 4744

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jan 23

    Furnish W-2 by January 31

    Furnish W-2 by January 31
    Employers must furnish the Form W-2 to employees by January 31, 2015. Employers meet the requirement to “furnish” the W-2 to employees if the form is properly addressed and mailed on or before the due date. Employers may submit…
  • Jan 22

    Workplace Harassment Focus of EEOC Meeting

    Workplace Harassment Focus of EEOC Meeting
    Workplace harassment is alleged in approximately 30 percent of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang. “By identifying underlying problems in workplaces and…
  • Jan 21

    U.S. Supreme Court: Air Marshal Can Proceed with Whistleblower Claim

    U.S. Supreme Court: Air Marshal Can Proceed with Whistleblower Claim
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a fired air marshal today, allowing him to proceed with his whistleblower claim in a homeland security case. Robert J. Maclean was a federal air marshal for the transportation Security Administration…
Rank this Week: 4890

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Will Your Resources Last Long Enough?

    Will Your Resources Last Long Enough?
    Estate planning and retirement planning are naturally connected. If you have particular ideas in mind with regard to what you want to be able to do for your family after you pass away these intentions could impact your retirement budget....
  • Jan 14

    Promising Alzheimer's Research Reported

    Promising Alzheimer's Research Reported
    Alzheimer's disease is more common than a lot of people may think. The Alzheimer's Association does a lot of great work with regard to research and education, and they tell us that somewhere in the vicinity of 40% of the...
  • Jan 5

    Kinkade May Have Penned Wills While Intoxicated

    Kinkade May Have Penned Wills While Intoxicated
    Acute intoxication was listed as the cause of death when the artist Thomas Kinkade passed away recently at the age of 54. Kinkade was very successful financially and it is estimated that the value of his estate when he died...
Rank this Week: 2691

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jan 23

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
  • Jan 21

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing
    Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Keeping time records for most cases is useful because You can justify attorney…
  • Jan 16

    10 Steps to Hiring Without Violating Disability Discrimination Law

    10 Steps to Hiring Without Violating Disability Discrimination Law
    Regardless of whether a job applicant has an apparent disability, employers should always follow these 10 steps to reduce the risk of liability for running afoul of the anti-discrimination provisions of the ADA or the FEHA. Both the Americans…
Rank this Week: 3327

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jan 23

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
  • Jan 21

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing
    Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Keeping time records for most cases is useful because You can justify attorney…
  • Jan 16

    10 Steps to Hiring Without Violating Disability Discrimination Law

    10 Steps to Hiring Without Violating Disability Discrimination Law
    Regardless of whether a job applicant has an apparent disability, employers should always follow these 10 steps to reduce the risk of liability for running afoul of the anti-discrimination provisions of the ADA or the FEHA. Both the Americans…
Rank this Week: 2505

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Crossing The Line

    Crossing The Line
    Earlier this month I wrote about crossing the line - the "premises line."The Hartford, the workers' compensation carrier for defense contractor JT3 on Edwards Airforce Base, lost an appeal before the 2nd District Court of Appeals, which…
  • Jan 22

    In San Diego

    In San Diego
    The weather for San Diego tomorrow through the weekend is forecast to persuade nearly everyone from attending the Annual California Applicants' Attorneys Association Winter Conference today through Sunday:Of course I'll take my bicycle -…
  • Jan 21

    Pharmaceutical Conundrum

    Pharmaceutical Conundrum
    Drugs and workers' compensation seem to go together.And it seems, generally not for the purpose of ensuring the injured worker gets better.2 stories in WorkCompCentral this morning highlight the creep of prescriptions into work comp and…
Rank this Week: 4074

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law in the San Diego and Southern California area. By David Shapiro.

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

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)
    If you been charged with a crime you need to choose the right lawyer to defend you in court. DO NOT try to defend yourself! Here are a few questions to ask when selecting an attorney to represent you in your time of need. The post How to…
  • Dec 18

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU
    A headline tells you that college students are now required to take a course relating to sexual crimes on campus. What would you think? For many of us, our thoughts would probably focus on how women can protect themselves against sexually…
  • Dec 11

    Race and crime in San Diego

    Race and crime in San Diego
    It should come as no surprise to our readers that, like most other areas in the country, black San Diegans shoulder a disproportionate share of both crime suspects and crime victims. We’re not offering a sociological analysis of the…
Rank this Week: 3601

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

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

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)
    If you been charged with a crime you need to choose the right lawyer to defend you in court. DO NOT try to defend yourself! Here are a few questions to ask when selecting an attorney to represent you in your time of need. The post How to…
  • Dec 18

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU
    A headline tells you that college students are now required to take a course relating to sexual crimes on campus. What would you think? For many of us, our thoughts would probably focus on how women can protect themselves against sexually…
  • Dec 11

    Race and crime in San Diego

    Race and crime in San Diego
    It should come as no surprise to our readers that, like most other areas in the country, black San Diegans shoulder a disproportionate share of both crime suspects and crime victims. We’re not offering a sociological analysis of the…
Rank this Week: 4010

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

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

    Public Entities Can Inadvertently Waive Privilege in Response to a Public Records Act Request

    Public Entities Can Inadvertently Waive Privilege in Response to a Public Records Act Request
    California’s Public Records Act (PRA) law requires public entities to make their public records open for inspection and copying. Environmental practitioners often use PRA requests as a tool to obtain information regarding a contaminated…
  • Nov 26

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED
    On September 25, 2014, Governor Brown signed SB 445 (Hill) Underground storage tanks; hazardous substances: petroleum: groundwater and surface water contamination into law (UST Law).  The UST Law was an urgency measure that took effect…
  • Nov 26

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA
    Recently, the court in Rominger v. County of Colusa found that a lead agency which approved a mitigated negative declaration for a project, can take the seemingly inconsistent position that the proposed project was not a California…
Rank this Week: 3148

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: 3906

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jan 22

    What Now for Employment Arbitration in California?

    What Now for Employment Arbitration in California?
    For years, the rules surrounding employment arbitration agreements in California have been in a state of flux. In light of the US Supreme Court’s decision this week not to grant review in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation, that law…
  • Jan 19

    CA Supreme Court to Decide When Employers Can Recover Litigation Cost

    CA Supreme Court to Decide When Employers Can Recover Litigation Cost
    The California Supreme Court may be poised to rewrite the rules on what costs an employer can recover if it wins a discrimination case. It’s no secret how difficult it is for prevailing employers to recover attorneys’ fees in…
  • Jan 16

    CA Judges Bring Class Action Wage Claim

    CA Judges Bring Class Action Wage Claim
    Yesterday, in Robert M. Mallano v. John Chiang et al., the court certified a class of 1,600 active state court judges and 1,800 retired judges and pension beneficiaries. The judges claim that the state has unlawfully withheld wage…
Rank this Week: 2267

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3907

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Football, Rock and Roll and Alleged Fraud

    Football, Rock and Roll and Alleged Fraud
    Potential wrongdoing by business partners can happen in companies large and small, in industries you’ve never heard of and the well known world of profession sports. One such dispute became known when a lawsuit was filed in federal…
  • Jan 14

    Trademark Protection for Your Busine

    Trademark Protection for Your Busine
    Your company’s most valuable assets could be its intellectual property. Just like you lock the doors when you close to protect what’s inside your office, store or factory, there are ways to protect your intellectual property. A…
  • Jan 7

    Important Details for Executive Severance Agreement

    Important Details for Executive Severance Agreement
    If you’re an executive who’s been asked to leave, or in a position where you’ll be terminating the employment of an executive, a separation agreement makes sense for all parties. Both parties will know what their rights and…
Rank this Week: 2578

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 4059

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Eighteen Months after Recalling Jeeps for Gas Tank Fires, Drivers are Still Dying

    Eighteen Months after Recalling Jeeps for Gas Tank Fires, Drivers are Still Dying
    Even though certain models of Jeeps were recalled 18 months ago for defective gas tanks, drivers are still being killed in accidents involving the defective vehicles, many of which have not been repaired. The recalled vehicles are 2002-2007…
  • Jan 19

    Over Thirty New California Employment Laws Take Effect in 2015

    Over Thirty New California Employment Laws Take Effect in 2015
    California’s lawmakers were busy last year. Over 30 state employment laws are set to take effect this year. The most significant new employment law is the paid sick leave law. This law requires employers to provide paid sick leave to…
  • Jan 15

    GM Recalls Topped 30 Million in 2014

    GM Recalls Topped 30 Million in 2014
    On December 31, General Motors issued its final recall for 2014, which affected over 92,000 Cadillac, Chevy, and GMC vehicles. That recall pushed the total number of GM recalls for 2014 to 30.4 million vehicles. The year started off quietly…
Rank this Week: 2524

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3545

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Jan 21

    California Hazing Assault Lawsuit Attorney

    California Hazing Assault Lawsuit Attorney
    As a California hazing assault lawsuit attorney, I am glad that hazing, of all sorts, is rare, however, it still happens too often in our schools, universities and other institutional settings.   Recent events show that assault and…
  • Jan 20

    Hiring the Wrong Injury Lawyer Can Ruin Your Case Forever!

    Hiring the Wrong Injury Lawyer Can Ruin Your Case Forever!
    Hiring the wrong injury lawyer can ruin your case forever!  This is a harsh statement but, one that I find to be true time and time again as a California personal injury attorney.  The State of California has one of the highest…
  • Jan 15

    Bicycle Commuter Accidents in Southern California

    Bicycle Commuter Accidents in Southern California
    Bicycle commuter accidents in Southern California are more of a problem than one might think.  When we usually think of people riding bikes in SoCal, we picture wheeling along the Venice CA boardwalk or through Santa Monica, Huntington…
Rank this Week: 3095

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 2341

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Recent developments and analysis in commercial and consumer bankruptcy and insolvency issues. By MacDonald | Fernandez LLP.

http://calbk.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2322

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Features news and commentary on current issues in the law of personal and business bankruptcy. By Macdonald & Associates.

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3409

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2571

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Glotzer & Sweat, LLP.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Things We Can Learn from $4 Million California Bicycle Accident Verdict

    Things We Can Learn from $4 Million California Bicycle Accident Verdict
    As reported by the various local news stations, a jury in San Francisco California last week awarded the family of a bicyclist killed by a commercial truck a verdict of $4 Million.  While this may seem like a lot to many, I’m sure…
  • Jan 7

    Will giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants increase the uninsured motorists in California?

    Will giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants increase the uninsured motorists in California?
    California has one of the highest populations of illegal immigrants residing in the state of any state in the Union.  In fact, it is estimated that the number of illegal aliens in California is somewhere between 2.5 and 3 Million…
  • Dec 11

    Uber Wrongful Death Lawsuit Shows Flaws in Ride Share System

    Uber Wrongful Death Lawsuit Shows Flaws in Ride Share System
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has fast become the largest of a new breed of transportation companies commonly known as “ride-sharing” nationwide and especially in large urban areas like Los Angeles and San Francisco.…
Rank this Week: 2618

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    California Court Weighs Mediation Confidentiality Versus Disclosure Requirements in Divorce

    California Court Weighs Mediation Confidentiality Versus Disclosure Requirements in Divorce
    When a couple chooses to end a marriage, they must sort through a variety of important financial and emotional issues, such as the division of marital property and spousal support. If there are children involved, they must also address…
  • Jan 13

    California Court Addresses Computation of Income for Child Support Obligation

    California Court Addresses Computation of Income for Child Support Obligation
    When a couple who has children separates, divorces, or simply parts ways, the parents will be expected to address the issue of child support. In many cases, a court will order one parent to pay to the other a certain amount of money each…
  • Jan 6

    California Family Law Guides Courts in Ordering Spousal Support

    California Family Law Guides Courts in Ordering Spousal Support
    When a couple decides to divorce, the court may order one party to pay to the other a certain amount of money in support for a specified period of time. Section 4320 of the California Family Code sets forth a multitude of factors for courts…
Rank this Week: 4017

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and laws. By Jacob J. Sapochnick.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Self-Employment H1B and Start Up Work Visa Issue

    Self-Employment H1B and Start Up Work Visa Issue
    In this video, we cover the requirements for winning self employment H1B and the possibility of whether an H1B can lead to a Green Card. Did you know that forty percent of Fortune 500 companies in the United States were started by immigrants…
  • Jan 14

    My H1B or L1 Visa Was Denied, What Next?

    My H1B or L1 Visa Was Denied, What Next?
    You have applied for an H1B or L1 Visa and have been denied? What next? Our office has extensive experience assisting clients in filing H-1B petitions. We also help clients who are considering their options if the case is denied. Filing a…
  • Jan 6

    Guide to B1 and B2 Visas with Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.

    Guide to B1 and B2 Visas with Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.
    Interested in applying for a business B-1 visa? Thinking of visiting the United States as a tourist? In this video, Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.,  discusses B-1 and B-2 visas. Note: If you are a citizen of a country under the…
Rank this Week: 4880

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/
  • Jan 20

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review
    (Mike, a Cox Castle & Nicholson partner, is the Co-Author of the CEQA treatise “Practice Under the California Environmental Quality Act.”)   Click here to review an in depth summary of the legislative and case law…
  • Jan 20

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you only had to prepare a mitigated negative declaration (MND), rather than an EIR, before getting your project approved? The Planning Director says “That’s all we need,” but your lawyer says…
  • Jan 20

    In case you haven’t heard, there’s . . .

    In case you haven’t heard, there’s . . .
    A new CEQA requirement to evaluate impacts on tribal cultural resources New fracking reporting requirements for oil operators A mandatory change to notary acknowledgment forms A new CDFW CEQA filing fee schedule   In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 1975

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Covers news and law in the area of video games, digital law, privacy, and technology.

http://dlr-law.com/writings--pubs.html
Rank this Week: 3649

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/
  • Jan 20

    New Client: Antigua Owners Association of Monarch Beach

    New Client: Antigua Owners Association of Monarch Beach
    We are proud to announce that Antigua Owners Association of Monarch Beach has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Antigua is set high up on the cliffs of Dana Point in the guard-gated community of Monarch…
  • Jan 12

    AB 2430 Signed: HOA Transfer Disclosure Docs; Seller Paid Fee

    AB 2430 Signed: HOA Transfer Disclosure Docs; Seller Paid Fee
    *New Legislation Civil Code Section 4530 sets forth the responsibility of homeowners associations ("HOAs") to provide copies of governing documents, financial disclosures and other documents to a homeowner (or a homeowner's authorized agent)…
  • Jan 8

    HOAs Required to Accept Partial Payments from Delinquent Homeowner

    HOAs Required to Accept Partial Payments from Delinquent Homeowner
    *New Case LawCollecting delinquent assessments remains one of the more challenging and frustrating aspects of a homeowners association's ("HOA's") operations. Once a delinquent file is forwarded to a HOA's collection company or law firm,…
Rank this Week: 3414

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Jan 20

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right
    Personal Injury attorney Miles B. Cooper, a partner at Emison Hullverson LLP, wrote a very insightful article in the March, 2014 issue of  Plaintiff Magazine on the joys and pitfalls of deposing treating physicians.…
  • Jan 5

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act
      I am happy to report that there were no substantive changes to the Discovery Act. The only change to any of the discovery codes is C.C.P. Section 2025.510 which involves deposition transcripts. As you can see by the 2014 Amendment…
  • Dec 11

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?
    I have always been a strong advocate that you should be awarded sanctions if you had to bring a motion to get the relief you were entitled to even if the other side complied prior to the hearing on the motion.  However in the case of…
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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
  • Jan 20

    Finally Something Worth Steeling...Grapes?

    Finally Something Worth Steeling...Grapes?
    Finally, Something Worth Steeling…Grapes? http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/ex-vineyard-manager-winery-owner-pleads-not-guilty-to-grape/article_366c1816-6577-57b8-b730-c15a655aa796.html And, just so that we are all on the same…
  • Jan 16

    Don't Hire a Lawyer You Find on the Internet

    Don't Hire a Lawyer You Find on the Internet
    Don't Hire a Lawyer You Find on the Internet That's right, I said don't hire a lawyer you find on the internet. Why, you ask? There is an old saying: "Don't believe everything you hear", or in this case, everything you read. Lawyers hire…
  • Dec 8

    Meet the Private Investigator

    Meet the Private Investigator
    An Interview with Private Investigator David Hance After my last private investigator left to try his luck in reality television, I went on the hunt for someone new to help me conduct necessary investigations in my criminal and DUI cases.…
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San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Jan 20

    Evaluating Concussions with Eye-Tracking Technology

    Evaluating Concussions with Eye-Tracking Technology
    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have serious consequences. Even concussions, or mild TBIs, can result in significant threats to long-term health. Did you know that many people don’t even realize they have concussions? When head…
  • Jan 14

    Hit-and-Run Crashes Spike at End of Year

    Hit-and-Run Crashes Spike at End of Year
    Was 2014 really the year of the deadly hit-and-run accident in Southern California? Three deadly collisions that occurred just before the end of the year don’t bode well for car accident prevention and pedestrian fatalities in 2015.…
  • Jan 6

    Should California Have a Dangerous Dogs Act?

    Should California Have a Dangerous Dogs Act?
    Outside the United States, legislation that restricts ownership of certain dog breeds is quite common, according to a recent article in the Sacramento Bee. For instance, in the United Kingdom, lawmakers enacted the Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991…
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Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

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

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    Family Law News: Billions at Stake in Divorce Case and a Child Lost in Social Services Shuffle

    Family Law News: Billions at Stake in Divorce Case and a Child Lost in Social Services Shuffle
    If your ex-husband offered you a divorce settlement check for $975 million, what would you do? The majority of divorcing women would probably say "Hallelujah!" all the way to the bank. Right? Well, that's how billionaires differ from the…
  • Jan 13

    Divorcing a Mentally Ill Spouse

    Divorcing a Mentally Ill Spouse
    You meet someone in college, discover your shared interests, and soon a deeper bond develops. You like the same movies, enjoy hiking together, and love to light up the dance floor with your freestyle, boogie dance moves. Over time, you…
  • Jan 6

    Is Your New Year's Resolution to Buy a Home? Consider an FHA Loan

    Is Your New Year's Resolution to Buy a Home? Consider an FHA Loan
    Are you ready to jump into the housing market? In Sonoma County, the last two years have seen rapid sales and eager buyers. If you're among those who formerly suffered a foreclosure or if you plan to purchase your first home, you may want to…
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California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
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Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Jan 19

    WHY ARE YOU A LAWYER?

    WHY ARE YOU A LAWYER?
    Attorneys should ask themselves on a regular basis why they want to be a lawyer.
  • Jan 5

    ONE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

    ONE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
    I have been so annoyed with myself for the smallest thing.  When I am winding down for the night and in my nightgown and robe, I am constantly getting up to go into the kitchen to get my chapstick (no, I am not Susie!).  Especially…
  • Dec 15

    How to Make the New Year Your

    How to Make the New Year Your
    HO HO HO,  here we go again with a new year after playing and eating ourselves into oblivion! So, let’s make 2015 DIFFERENT.  We have been talking about CHANGE.  Why not really make a change in 2015. You have all the…
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On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jan 19

    Is This Contract Legal?

    Is This Contract Legal?
    Even in a world where people attempt almost any skilled task with the help of Google, YouTube, or Legal Zoom,  people continue to ask: is this contract legal? They aren’t asking (usually) whether the subject matter of the…
  • Jan 14

    Can You Name The Problem A Bankruptcy Lawyer Can’t Fix?

    Can You Name The Problem A Bankruptcy Lawyer Can’t Fix?
    The problem even the best bankruptcy lawyer can’t fix is the one you hide. Sometimes  it’s a problem you don’t want to face yourself, or a debt your spouse doesn’t know about. Maybe it’s a claim you…
  • Jan 12

    How To Make Mortgage Lender ‘Fess Up

    How To Make Mortgage Lender ‘Fess Up
    What have they been doing with my mortgage payments? The client has been making a mortgage payment according to the HAMP formula for almost 18 months of her Chapter 13. Yet without a 1098 form, her very capable tax preparer told her…
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Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Jan 19

    Filing bankruptcy helps with creditor

    Filing bankruptcy helps with creditor
    There are many ways that filing for bankruptcy protection can help with creditors whether you file under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Bankrutpcy Code. After you have prepared and filed your bankruptcy paperwork, the court clerk will notify…
  • Jan 12

    Attorney Fees in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy May Increase

    Attorney Fees in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy May Increase
    Here in the Central District of California we have a huge Pro Se Debtor population; which are filers without a lawyer.  Then, there is another group who pay a paralegal or petition preparer no more than $200.00 to assist them in…
  • Jan 5

    What is a 341(a) Meeting of Creditors?

    What is a 341(a) Meeting of Creditors?
    After your bankruptcy case is filed, your case is assigned to a judge and a trustee.  You’ll soon receive an important notice from the bankruptcy court, giving you a date, time and place of your Meeting of Creditors, but what is it…
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California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
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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/
  • Jan 16

    IRS TO ISSUE MORE TICKETS TO THE TAX COURT IN 2015

    IRS TO ISSUE MORE TICKETS TO THE TAX COURT IN 2015
    In a little noticed IRS revision to one of its form letters just last August,[1] the IRS has signaled that it will be issuing more 90-Day Letters[2] in certain cases where a taxpayer fails to satisfy a revenue agent’s request…
  • Nov 11

    A Look at the IRS Reorganization from the Inside: A Personal View of the old Sacramento District

    A Look at the IRS Reorganization from the Inside: A Personal View of the old Sacramento District
    My last blog of November 3rd generated some lively emails and comments on LinkedIn and it appears as though I hit a nerve. There are plenty of IRS veterans still in place as well as alumni around who remember what the IRS field offices…
  • Nov 3

    SIXTEEN YEARS LATER: WAS THE 1998 IRS REORGANIZATION GOOD GOVERNMENT OR BAD GOVERNMENT?

    SIXTEEN YEARS LATER: WAS THE 1998 IRS REORGANIZATION GOOD GOVERNMENT OR BAD GOVERNMENT?
    One of the best pieces of writing recently about  the IRS’s continued downward slide, is Professor Emeritus Frank Wolpe’s white paper[1], which was  published by the Taxation Section of the  American Bar Association…
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Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Jan 16

    Best Sentence In Largest Federal Methamphetamine Case.

    Best Sentence In Largest Federal Methamphetamine Case.
      A. C. drove a boat from Ensenada, Mexico to Oceanside that was laden with almost 500 lbs of methamphetamine. Agents described the seizure as the largest in United States history on a boat. Defendant was facing a life sentence.…
  • Jan 12

    Thirty One Years for Stealing a Televison Set !

    Thirty One Years for Stealing a Televison Set !
      I was saddened the other day when I read about an out of work wrangler in Los Angeles who was sentenced to thirty one years imprisonment for stealing a television set. This gentleman had no previous crimes of violence though he did…
  • Jan 2

    Russell Babcock is SuperLawyer 2015!!!

    Russell Babcock is SuperLawyer 2015!!!
    Russell Babcock has been voted a SuperLawyer for 2015 for his outstanding defense in federal and state criminal cases.  Only 5% of attorneys qualify for SuperLawyers.  While Russell has won many awards for his outstanding San Diego…
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Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Jan 15

    What Will My Divorce Lawyer Need and Ask Me? Answers About Information and Documents.

    What Will My Divorce Lawyer Need and Ask Me? Answers About Information and Documents.
    What will my divorce lawyer need? What will my divorce lawyer ask me? When searching for a divorce lawyer, it’s normal to wonder. You have never been through a divorce before and it’s a little scary walking into an…
  • Jan 1

    Will My Wife Get Spousal Support from Me for Life?

    Will My Wife Get Spousal Support from Me for Life?
    In a long-term marriage, spousal support for life is every high income earner’s fear. “Will my wife get spousal support from me for life” is usually the first question a man will ask in a California divorce. But is that…
  • Dec 26

    Is My Wife Entitled to Half My Business if We Divorce?

    Is My Wife Entitled to Half My Business if We Divorce?
    The word “half” in divorce is pretty scary for most men – half the property, half my income and yet she may not be as forthcoming with half the time with the children right? For business owners, the question “is my…
Rank this Week: 2145