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MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Back-to-School Tax Scam

    Back-to-School Tax Scam
    Its back to school this week for many kids across the country. As great as summer vacation can be, many parents look ...
  • Jul 13

    IRS Tech Issue

    IRS Tech Issue
    I have a memory from my first job as a lawyer that reminds me how slow the legal profession can be ...
  • Apr 5

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured

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

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
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Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3987

Southern California Injury Lawyer…

Southern California Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniainjurylawyer.net/
Rank this Week: 2044

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/
Rank this Week: 2734

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Aug 18

    San Diego Implementing Ordinance Ameliorates Its Paid Sick Leave Law

    San Diego Implementing Ordinance Ameliorates Its Paid Sick Leave Law
    Seyfarth Synopsis: We’ve regularly reported on California’s peculiar paid sick leave laws. Not counting industry-specific paid sick laws (e.g., the Long Beach and Los Angeles ordinances regulating hotel employers), there are now…
  • Aug 10

    What To Do About Employee Thieves—Catch Them If You Can!

    What To Do About Employee Thieves—Catch Them If You Can!
    Seyfarth Synopsis: When employee theft occurs, employers must be cautious in investigating, avoiding self-help, and in deciding if and how to terminate the offending employee. Companies work hard to hire trustworthy employees, but employee…
  • Aug 3

    About That Trade Secret Leak: It’s From Inside The Business!

    About That Trade Secret Leak: It’s From Inside The Business!
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  Protecting trade secrets from employee theft requires more than using an NDA when onboarding employees. If businesses want to protect confidential information, they need a cradle-to-grave approach, reiterating…
Rank this Week: 1963

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

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

    EPA Fracking Study Attacked

    EPA Fracking Study Attacked
    On August 11, 2016, EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) challenged EPA’s recent determination that hydraulic fracking mechanisms did not lead to “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United…
  • Aug 16

    UK Shale Wealth Fund- payments direct to affected household

    UK Shale Wealth Fund- payments direct to affected household
    Plans for a Shale Wealth Fund were announced in last year’s autumn statement with proceeds expected to be shared between community trusts and local authorities. However, the Shale Wealth Fund Consultation launched on 8 August 2016…
  • Aug 1

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
Rank this Week: 2178

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Our blog touches on all types of criminal law topics.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Conviction Overturned for Dassey of “Making a Murderer”

    Conviction Overturned for Dassey of “Making a Murderer”
    Brendan Dassey, one of the main subjects in Netflix’s hit documentary series “Making a Murderer,” conviction has been overturned by a federal judge. The 27-year-old was implicated in connection to a crime that was ruled to…
  • Aug 11

    California Marijuana Laws and Possession of Drug

    California Marijuana Laws and Possession of Drug
    California’s laws pertaining to marijuana are complex and vast from legal possession for medical justifications to criminalized sales, including the cultivation as well as the importing of the plant.   The War for Marijuana Over…
  • Aug 4

    Conspiracy to Distribute and Other Drug Charge

    Conspiracy to Distribute and Other Drug Charge
    This past April, gang member Randy Alton Graves was convicted of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute meth. He…
Rank this Week: 2103

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/
  • Aug 17

    Protect Yourself From Scam Artist

    Protect Yourself From Scam Artist
    Scam artists have been preying on our clients and have been trying their fraud schemes on us.  Scammers use phone calls, emails and letters trying to get your money and personal information.  Some scammers pretend to be a relative…
  • Aug 7

    Buy Low: Sell High. Pay Capital Gains Taxes.

    Buy Low: Sell High. Pay Capital Gains Taxes.
    Many of my clients come to me with a very Californian problem: they bought their home many years ago for a fraction of what that home is worth today. For example, their mid-century house near downtown cost them $125,000 in 1973 and could be…
  • Jul 29

    What to Do if Your Child’s Custodial Account is Too Big?

    What to Do if Your Child’s Custodial Account is Too Big?
    Custodial accounts are an easy way to hold money for a minor child’s benefit. They have many advantages.  They’re free-it’s easy to open up a custodial account at any bank or financial services company.…
Rank this Week: 3743

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    How Can I Beat a San Diego DUI Charge?

    How Can I Beat a San Diego DUI Charge?
    Many people assume that just because they’ve been charged with driving under the influence, it means they’ll be found guilty. ... The post How Can I Beat a San Diego DUI Charge? appeared first on Law Office of David P. Shapiro.
  • Aug 4

    What is “Internet Extortion”?

    What is “Internet Extortion”?
    The internet has opened up new worlds in many areas, and crime is no exception. We hear all the time about child pornography, identity theft, and other activities involving the internet. While these types of crimes existed long before the…
  • Jul 18

    Is It Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?

    Is It Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?
    Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in U.S. v. Nosal. The decision included an ... The post Is It Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password? appeared first on Law Office of David P. Shapiro.
Rank this Week: 3922

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/
  • Aug 16

    Hotel Lawyer: Why NOW may be the best time for developers to start EB-5 financing

    Hotel Lawyer: Why NOW may be the best time for developers to start EB-5 financing
    16 August 2016 Is there a serious risk that EB-5 will expire September 30, 2016? Anything is possible when Congress is in session, but none of the experts we talk to believe that the EB-5 program will be allowed to lapse. As discussed below,…
  • Aug 5

    Video: Tye Turman discusses new hotel builds, adaptive reuse, and brand

    Video: Tye Turman discusses new hotel builds, adaptive reuse, and brand
      Tye Turman, Senior VP of Lodging Development at Marriott, speaks with David Sudeck, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment…
  • Aug 3

    Video: Alice Gao discusses interest rates and Chinese investment in gateway citie

    Video: Alice Gao discusses interest rates and Chinese investment in gateway citie
      Alice Gao, Senior VP of ICBC USA, speaks with Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. Alice explains…
Rank this Week: 2587

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Federal Judge Rules that Employees who use Medical Marijuana can be Fired

    Federal Judge Rules that Employees who use Medical Marijuana can be Fired
    A federal judge in Fresno recently ruled that although medical marijuana has been legal in California since 1996, employees who use the drug can be fired. The judge ruled that employers do not violate California’s laws against workplace…
  • Aug 11

    Increasing Numbers of Women Suing Law Firms for Gender Bia

    Increasing Numbers of Women Suing Law Firms for Gender Bia
    A number of cases have been filed in recent years against major law firms by female employees who allege gender discrimination. Their lawsuits claim that the cultures of many major law firms favor men when it comes to pay and promotion.…
  • Aug 9

    STOCKTON MAYOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT WITH CHILDREN

    STOCKTON MAYOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT WITH CHILDREN
    While Stockton’s Silver Lake Family Camp is the home for underprivileged youths in the summer, on August 4 it also served as the location of Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva’s arrest.  Silva was arrested by the Federal Bureau of…
Rank this Week: 2510

(619) Divorce Blog

(619) Divorce Blog

Divorce and Family Law topics related to San Diego, CA.

http://619divorce.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Legal Grounds for Annulment, Separation, and Divorce

    Legal Grounds for Annulment, Separation, and Divorce
    Just like marriage, divorce has a long history. While divorce was not at all common around the time people began to get married, that doesn’t mean thise weren’t people wishing for the end of their marriages. Hise we walk through…
  • Aug 11

    Mastering the “Breakover”

    Mastering the “Breakover”
    As Hollywood “breakovers” prove time and time again, you can move on from a divorce and re-discover a stronger and healthier you. “Breakover” Khloe Kardashian, Miranda Lambert, and Reese Witherspoon have all gone…
  • Aug 1

    Sharon and Ozzy Reconcile

    Sharon and Ozzy Reconcile
    While it appeared earlier this summer that Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne’s 33-year-marriage was headed towards divorce, it now appears that the couple has decided to reconcile. Sharon and Ozzy Reconcile On Monday, July 25, Ozzy spoke…
Rank this Week: 2109

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Being “Offended” as an Impediment to Settlement

    Being “Offended” as an Impediment to Settlement
    A Mediation Scuttled by Emotions             Recently, I participated in a mediation with a highly-regarded and experienced mediator who was frustrated that the…
  • Aug 10

    UPDATE WRITTEN POLICIES TO COMPLY WITH NEW FEHA REGULATIONS REGARDING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

    UPDATE WRITTEN POLICIES TO COMPLY WITH NEW FEHA REGULATIONS REGARDING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION
    The California State Legislature and various State agencies continue to expand employer responsibilities and duties.  In case you missed it, effective April 1, 2016, (and pursuant to new regulations promulgated by the Fair Employment and…
  • Aug 8

    Employment-Based Immigration.

    Employment-Based Immigration.
    My company is growing but I am unable to find qualified workers to keep up with business demands. Are foreign workers an option? Yes, albeit a qualified yes, given the strict requirements imposed by Congress. Immigration law allows employers…
Rank this Week: 3334

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Vann H. Slatter, Esq., APLC.

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyer.net/
  • Aug 15

    What Do I Need To Know If My Child Is Injured On Someone Else’s Property?

    What Do I Need To Know If My Child Is Injured On Someone Else’s Property?
    In this article, we explain the current law in California, including Los Angeles, regarding injury to a child and premises liability, and discuss what you need to know if your child is injured on someone else’s property. For many years,…
  • Aug 9

    What Do I Need To Know If I Am Injured On Someone Else’s Property?

    What Do I Need To Know If I Am Injured On Someone Else’s Property?
    Every day, innocent and otherwise careful people are injured, sometimes even killed, by dangerous conditions on another’s property. These properties can be owned by businesses, such as grocery or home supply stores, or private…
  • Aug 8

    What Should I Know If I Am Injured On The Property Of Another?

    What Should I Know If I Am Injured On The Property Of Another?
    Every day, innocent and otherwise careful people are injured, sometimes even killed, by dangerous conditions on another’s property. These properties can be owned by businesses, such as grocery or home supply stores, or private…
Rank this Week: 2114

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Aug 15

    You Can’t Use the Sherman Act to Wrangle an Invitation to a Political Debate

    You Can’t Use the Sherman Act to Wrangle an Invitation to a Political Debate
    So held the District Court for the District of Columbia in Johnson v. Commission on Presidential Debates, No. 15-1580 (RMC) (D.D.C. August 5, 2016).  There, the Libertarian and Green Parties challenged decisions of the Commission on…
  • Jul 14

    If You Discount It, And They Don’t Come . . . .

    If You Discount It, And They Don’t Come . . . .
    Researchers at my alma mater (including Steven Levitt of Freakonomics fame) recently reported the results of an interesting study: discounts offered on virtual goods (i.e., in-app purchases in connection with online video games) did not…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court lets Fourth Circuit’s Articulation of Standard for Pleading a Sherman Act Conspiracy Stand – for Now

    Supreme Court lets Fourth Circuit’s Articulation of Standard for Pleading a Sherman Act Conspiracy Stand – for Now
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the Fourth Circuit’s decision in SD3, LLC v. Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., et al., 801 F.3d 412 (4th Cir. 2015), allowing the decision – and, arguably, a circuit split on the…
Rank this Week: 3059

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
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California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 2145

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/
Rank this Week: 2381

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Aug 15

    Heggstad petition v. full probate after death of first spouse

    Heggstad petition v. full probate after death of first spouse
    I spoke to a potential new client recently who has a very common scenario. For this blog we will call them Mr. and Mrs. Smith.  He and his wife have a trust from the early 1980’s.  It appears to be a fairly standard trust.…
  • Jul 12

    FREE CALIFORNIA PROBATE BOOK

    FREE CALIFORNIA PROBATE BOOK
    It’s not on Amazon yet, there has been no official press release, but my book HOW TO LIVE AND DIE WITH CALIFORNIA PROBATE (A Layman’s Guide to Understanding Probate in California) has been printed and is in my hot little hands!…
  • Jun 27

    CONSOLIDATE YOUR ASSETS INTO YOUR TRUST

    CONSOLIDATE YOUR ASSETS INTO YOUR TRUST
    As you likely know, in the email world, to use ALL CAPS means that you are “yelling.”  Or, should I say, “YELLING!?”  So the title to this post could be construed as my YELLING and I am ok with that. For the…
Rank this Week: 3136

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Long Term Care Insurance—Is It Right For You? (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Long Term Care Insurance—Is It Right For You? (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Long term care insurance (LTC insurance), unlike most health insurance plans, pays for the cost of your care when you need permanent help with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, etc.). Depending on the LTC policy, covered…
  • Jul 27

    Asset Protection Strategy – 529 Plan

    Asset Protection Strategy – 529 Plan
    By: Justin M. Kennedy, Associate Attorney Law Office of Roy W. Litherland If you are concerned that you may be sued in the future, you may want to consider ways of protecting your assets.  As a Trustor, many asset protection strategies…
  • Jul 20

    What Happens to a Living Trust when a Spouse Passes Away?

    What Happens to a Living Trust when a Spouse Passes Away?
    In this blog article, we will address the issue of living trusts as they apply to married couples and what happens to the trust upon the passing of the first spouse. First, we will review the value of living trusts in general. Many…
Rank this Week: 2387

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal…

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal Injury Blog

Features Los Angeles personal injury news and case results.

http://www.psblaw.com/blog.html/
  • Aug 15

    Eight PSB Attorneys Recognized As ‘Best Lawyers in America’ for 2017

    Eight PSB Attorneys Recognized As ‘Best Lawyers in America’ for 2017
    Eight Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys have been included in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® as leading lawyers in the Los Angeles area. Since 1983, the annual Best Lawyers list has been universally regarded as…
  • Jul 21

    $8.3 Million Verdict In DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trial Affirmed on Appeal

    $8.3 Million Verdict In DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trial Affirmed on Appeal
    On July 21, 2016, the California Court of Appeal upheld a $8,338,116 judgment against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. (DePuy) in the first case in the country to go to trial involving DePuy’s defective ASR hip implants. DePuy is a division of…
  • Jul 13

    Brian Panish Speaks With Forbes Magazine Regarding Tesla Autopilot Accident

    Brian Panish Speaks With Forbes Magazine Regarding Tesla Autopilot Accident
    Following a series of accidents involving Tesla’s Autopilot system, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP founding partner Brian Panish weighs-in with Forbes magazine on the potential liabilities the California-based carmaker may face if problems…
Rank this Week: 2042

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Enforcing a Court Order Through an Elisor

    Enforcing a Court Order Through an Elisor
    The vast majority of lawsuits are settled. I have read that 95% of lawsuits do not end up being decided by a judge or jury but rather through settlement.  Still, just because you have a settlement agreement, this does not necessarily…
  • Jul 27

    Settlement Agreement in a Trust Dispute

    Settlement Agreement in a Trust Dispute
    Santa Clara Co. Superior CourtGregge v. Hugill (2016) ___ Cal.App.4th _____  In Santa Clara County Superior Court, a disgruntled beneficiary challenged the validity of a trust amendment citing a lack of testamentary capacity and undue…
  • Jul 14

    Undue Influence by a Child

    Undue Influence by a Child
    A child is free to assist a parent with drafting their estate plan. However, a child cannot exert undue influence on the parent. A recent unpublished opinion involved the latter scenario for the late Elizabeth Plott.The opening paragraph…
Rank this Week: 3317

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Aug 9

    Skateboard Car Accident Attorney Los Angele

    Skateboard Car Accident Attorney Los Angele
    As a skateboard car accident attorney in Los Angeles, I know that there are hundreds of incidents each year in L.A. where a skateboarder is struck and either injured or killed by a motor vehicle.  People of all ages enjoy riding…
  • Aug 8

    Motorcycle Lane Splitting Legal in California?

    Motorcycle Lane Splitting Legal in California?
    Lane-splitting, the practice of motorcyclists passing slower-moving vehicles by riding in between them, may soon become legal in California. Currently, the practice lies in a legal gray area in the state with lane-splitting not officially…
  • Aug 5

    Rolling Stop Pedestrian Accidents in California

    Rolling Stop Pedestrian Accidents in California
    Rolling stop pedestrian accidents in California have always been a major cause of injuries and deaths.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014, 700 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in…
Rank this Week: 2392

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 9

    Producers Beware: What happens when your movie distributor files bankruptcy?

    Producers Beware: What happens when your movie distributor files bankruptcy?
    The Issue There has been written a plethora of articles about Bankruptcy Code §365(n) regarding the rights of parties to license agreements when the licensor files a bankruptcy and rejects a license agreement. Generally, Code Section…
  • Feb 4

    11th Circuit Says Assignee Cannot File Bankruptcy for Company

    11th Circuit Says Assignee Cannot File Bankruptcy for Company
    An “Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors” (an “ABC”) is an alternative to bankruptcy available under California law—as well as the laws of other states.  An ABC is often a more cost-efficient alternative…
  • Feb 2

    Litigation Funders Find Opportunity in Bankruptcy

    Litigation Funders Find Opportunity in Bankruptcy
    Published in the Daily Journal on January 27, 2016 Greenberg Glusker partner Brian Davidoff, was quoted in a January 27, 2016, article by Daily Journal reporter Steve Creighton on the opportunities for litigation funding of adversary cases in…
Rank this Week: 1920

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Aug 9

    FCC Rules on TCPA Consent Requirements and Emergency Purpose Exception

    FCC Rules on TCPA Consent Requirements and Emergency Purpose Exception
    On August 4, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a declaratory ruling clarifying the scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) consent requirements to send robocalls and automated text messages to…
  • Aug 8

    Damages for Emotional Distress for Privacy Claims to Stay in the UK

    Damages for Emotional Distress for Privacy Claims to Stay in the UK
    On June 30, 2016, Google withdrew its appeal from the UK Supreme Court in the landmark case of Google v. Vidal-Hall after the parties reached a settlement. In the ruling on appeal, the Court of Appeal had ruled that damages for emotional…
  • Aug 4

    Article 29 Working Party Releases Opinion on the Revision of the ePrivacy Directive

    Article 29 Working Party Releases Opinion on the Revision of the ePrivacy Directive
    The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has issued an opinion on the evaluation and review of Directive 2002/58/EC (the ePrivacy Directive). In its opinion, WP29 notes the need for a thorough revision of the rules in the ePrivacy Directive to…
Rank this Week: 2190

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Aug 8

    First Steps to Take After a Los Angeles Hit and Run Arrest

    First Steps to Take After a Los Angeles Hit and Run Arrest
    A Hit and Run does not always lead to an immediate arrest. Oftentimes, you receive a letter from the police department, a phone call ,or even a personal visit. This does not mean you have been charged with a Hit and Run, it just means that…
  • Aug 1

    Insurance Fraud in a Los Angeles Hit and Run Case

    Insurance Fraud in a Los Angeles Hit and Run Case
    Often times when a person has committed a Hit and Run, they are afraid of the consequences. They tend to panic and make irrational choices that can get them into additional trouble. One of the most common things a person does that gets them…
  • Aug 1

    Will my Los Angeles Criminal Offense Be Charged as a Felony or a Misdemeanor?

    Will my Los Angeles Criminal Offense Be Charged as a Felony or a Misdemeanor?
    There is a significant difference between offenses that are charged as Misdemeanors and those that are filed as Felonies. Misdemeanors generally have lower sentences and consequences, and do not emphasize a seriousness that felonies carry…
Rank this Week: 3502

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 8

    Process patent blocks importation of product

    Process patent blocks importation of product
    1. Process patent may be used to block importation of products made with patented method steps Everything begins and ends with the claim set since the claims define the scope of protection afforded under the patent and to a large extent…
  • Jul 27

    Printed publication may include web page

    Printed publication may include web page
    1.  Printed publication being a category of prior art includes online content Patent laws require that the invention be new  and non obvious over existing information in the public domain.  Information about the invention can…
  • Jul 18

    Broadest reasonable interpretation does not mean broadest

    Broadest reasonable interpretation does not mean broadest
    During examination of a patent application, the patent examiner reviews the claims to determine whether the claimed invention is novel and non-obvious in light of the prior art or existing technology. In order to review the claims, the…
Rank this Week: 4809

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    First Steps to Take After a Los Angeles DUI Arrest

    First Steps to Take After a Los Angeles DUI Arrest
    If you have been stopped for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, it is important to remember that you have not yet been convicted. In order to be convicted a plea or a finding of guilty needs to be entered. If you have not had a trial, or…
  • Jul 28

    Probation Violations in a Los Angeles DUI Case

    Probation Violations in a Los Angeles DUI Case
    If you are on probation and have been arrested for a second criminal offense, the consequences can be very serious. You would not only be charged, if prosecutors decide to press charges, with a criminal offense for which you have been…
  • Jun 30

    Potential Consequences of a Los Angeles DUI

    Potential Consequences of a Los Angeles DUI
    A person may be charged for a DUI under two different code sections: California Vehicle Code §23152, and California Vehicle Code §23153. If a person is charged under California Vehicle Code §23152, it is likely a misdemeanor.…
Rank this Week: 4778

California Personal Injury Law…

California Personal Injury Law Case Notes

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

http://www.capersonalinjurycaselawnotes.com/
Rank this Week: 4626

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/
  • Aug 4

    What is “Internet Extortion”?

    What is “Internet Extortion”?
    The internet has opened up new worlds in many areas, and crime is no exception. We hear all the time about child pornography, identity theft, and other activities involving the internet. While these types of crimes existed long before the…
  • Jul 18

    Is It Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?

    Is It Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?
    Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in U.S. v. Nosal. The decision included an interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030. It’s a lengthy opinion and covers a…
  • Jul 6

    California Innocence Project Praised by Exonerated Man

    California Innocence Project Praised by Exonerated Man
    It was heartfelt thanks expressed by William Richards to the law students at the San Diego based California Innocence Project (CIP). The Project is a law school clinic dedicated to freeing innocent men and women who have been wrongfully…
Rank this Week: 3480

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2032

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    Visa Bulletin Predictions Podcast – September 2016

    Visa Bulletin Predictions Podcast – September 2016
    The Visa Bulletin is actually creating havoc for those waiting to obtain a permanent residence. Attorney Shah Peerally has tried to forecast some of the possible outcomes on the visas. Please listen to the podcast and share. The post Visa…
  • Jul 25

    Senate raises H-1B fees to fund border security

    Senate raises H-1B fees to fund border security
    $2,000 H-1B fee increase hits any firm with 50% of employees on the visa The Senate measure increases the H-1B visa application fees by $2,000 per application on those firms that have 50% of their employees on this visa. Read More : The Act:…
  • Jul 25

    H1B Cap is not met yet

    H1B Cap is not met yet
    There are still thousands of New H1Bs available. Our law firm can help with all H1B issues. Call us today on 510 742 5887 or email us on info@peerallylaw.com H1B left The post H1B Cap is not met yet appeared first on Immigration Blog covering…
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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/
  • Aug 2

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled
    On August 1 the California Supreme Court finally resolved a split of authority among California’s appellate courts over operation of the anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, in the mixed cause of action…
  • Mar 17

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

    Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032
    The California Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff who obtains a monetary settlement and dismisses the action is the prevailing party entitled to statutory costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032. DeSaulles v. Community…
  • Feb 11

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute
    In yet another installment of the gravamen of the complaint conundrum, the California Supreme Court is currently reviewing Park v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1258. The issue is whether the…
Rank this Week: 4342

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/
  • Aug 2

    Preventing Problems In Special Education Service Delivery When Changing School District

    Preventing Problems In Special Education Service Delivery When Changing School District
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Moving your home is never easy, but some stuff should be smooth: calling to set up utilities, finding a local grocery store, enrollment in school.  These things…
  • Jul 25

    Mandatory Vaccinations For School: Who Will Be Excluded And Parental Option

    Mandatory Vaccinations For School: Who Will Be Excluded And Parental Option
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Most California public school students must be fully vaccinated to attend public or private classroom-based schools.  If a student is not vaccinated, or does not fit…
  • Jun 2

    School Searches of Cell Phones and Electronic Devices Now Prohibited?

    School Searches of Cell Phones and Electronic Devices Now Prohibited?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Cell phones are often searched by school officials to gather information in discipline proceedings or to search for crimes alleged.  Parents and students are usually…
Rank this Week: 3140

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
Rank this Week: 2798

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

Covers consumer credit law. By Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLC.

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    Good News for Consumers–the CFPB’s Proposed New Rules for Debt Collector

    Good News for Consumers–the CFPB’s Proposed New Rules for Debt Collector
    There is good news for the 70 million U.S. consumers who are behind in their bills and being pursued by a debt collector. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed new rules that apply to the debt collectors that collect…
  • Jul 12

    New Reporting by Collection Agencies & Debt Buyer

    New Reporting by Collection Agencies & Debt Buyer
    Effective last month, collection agencies and debt buyers that report information to the credit bureaus must report the name of the original creditor and may not report debt that did not arise from a contract or agreement to pay, which…
  • Jun 7

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination
    A report by the National Consumer Law Center entitled Past Imperfect: How Credit Scores and Other Analytics “Bake In” and Perpetuate Past Discrimination shows how past discrimination perpetuates low credit scores. Credit…
Rank this Week: 1882

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    U.S. State Department May Revoke Visa for DUI Arrest without Determination of Guilt

    U.S. State Department May Revoke Visa for DUI Arrest without Determination of Guilt
    Based on the recently released guidance from the U.S. Department of State (DOS), individuals who hold nonimmigrant visas in the U.S. are likely to face severe consequences if arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or a related…
  • Jul 29

    August 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    August 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: August 2016 Visa Bulletin. For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries except China (January 1, 2010) and India (January 1,…
  • Mar 24

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2016 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India…
Rank this Week: 4231

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Does it Matter if my Client is a Medicare-Enrolled Beneficiary?

    Does it Matter if my Client is a Medicare-Enrolled Beneficiary?
      Do you have a client who is sixty-five or older?  Do you have a disabled client?  If so, you should determine whether the client is a Medicare-enrolled beneficiary. Medicare beneficiaries who have claims against a tortfeasor…
  • Jun 27

    New PAGA Rules Take Effect July 1, 2016

    New PAGA Rules Take Effect July 1, 2016
    Governor Jerry Brown’s budget for 2016-17 contains several significant amendments to the procedural requirements of the Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA.  These amendments apply to PAGA cases filed on or after July…
  • Jun 13

    Commonality, Damages, and Representative Evidence:  The Ninth Circuit Properly Cabins Dukes and Comcast, and Underscores Tyson Food

    Commonality, Damages, and Representative Evidence:  The Ninth Circuit Properly Cabins Dukes and Comcast, and Underscores Tyson Food
    Over the past decade or so, higher court rulings regarding class actions have tended to dramatically favor either corporations or workers.  Corporations have arguably scored the most significant victories.  However, with the recent…
Rank this Week: 2980

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3823

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/
  • Jul 20

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification
    Given the low probability that a class action will go to trial and the high probability that a settlement favorable to plaintiffs and their attorneys will be reached after class certification, there is a consistent “race to…
  • Jul 11

    New PCI requirements for retailer

    New PCI requirements for retailer
    For retailers that accept credit or debit cards and use service providers, a new version of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS v3.2) will impose new requirements as of November 1, 2016. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards…
  • Jul 7

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law
    Continuing our review of state green chemistry laws, Maine’s Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products Act primarily requires reporting the use of specified chemicals in certain children’s products based on risk and hazard…
Rank this Week: 2192

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
  • Jul 19

    Can Taylor Swift Sue Kanye West or Kim Kardashian for Libel? Find out here

    Can Taylor Swift Sue Kanye West or Kim Kardashian for Libel? Find out here
    I was interviewed by Hollywoodlife.com on the burning issue of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian being guilty of libel or slander of Taylor Swift and if that means there’s a lawsuit in the works. It turns out that Kim Kardashian West…
  • Jul 9

    Will Louis Tomlinson Pay Briana Jungwirth OUTRAGEOUS CHILD SUPPORT?

    Will Louis Tomlinson Pay Briana Jungwirth OUTRAGEOUS CHILD SUPPORT?
    So in the never ending world of child custody and child support battles, the demands can get outrageous. Case in Point – Briana Jungwirth, who plays baby-mama to Louis Tomlinson is looking for a bigger payday! Louis is already paying…
  • Jun 9

    MFL#044 – Suicidal Thoughts of Men and How To Help Them.

    MFL#044 – Suicidal Thoughts of Men and How To Help Them.
    Today’s show is about suicide and suicide prevention tactics for men going through a divorce. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in America, Men are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than women. White males were 70% of the…
Rank this Week: 3353

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

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

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop
    Within the last year in California, reports reveal that there were 882 fatalities due to drunk driving. As a result of this high number of fatalities, California strongly enforces its regulations regarding drunk driving. These consequences…
  • Jul 8

    Plea Bargains Explained

    Plea Bargains Explained
    Many of us believe that every criminal case ends up at trial. In reality, many cases end with a plea agreement between the defense and prosecution, which often provides a favorable outcome for the defendant. California continues to respect…
  • Jul 1

    Common Fourth of July Crime

    Common Fourth of July Crime
    While the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our country’s independence, enjoy summer vacation, and watch as fireworks explode in the sky, it is also a time when many individuals take the opportunity to engage in crime. This article…
Rank this Week: 4188

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

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

    Top 6 Things Employers Do Which Are Not Illegal

    Top 6 Things Employers Do Which Are Not Illegal
    The following is is a list of things that employers often do, which might seem unfair or hurtful, but generally not illegal (in the absence of specific evidence of discrimination or unlawful retaliation) in an at-will employment setting: (1)…
  • Jul 9

    Why Employers Offer Severance To Fired Employee

    Why Employers Offer Severance To Fired Employee
    Employers in the San Francisco area routinely offer severance package to the employee they lay off or fire or even to those employees who choose to resign. This severance may include monetary compensation, additional stock options, continued…
  • Jun 26

    Five Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing with Workplace Issue

    Five Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing with Workplace Issue
    Having been working with hundreds of employees on dealing with their workplace issues in San Francisco and Sacramento area over the past ten years, I see the same five common misconceptions about California employment law that many employees…
Rank this Week: 4260

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
  • Jul 17

    How to Deal with Criminal Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Case

    How to Deal with Criminal Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Case
    How to Deal with an Emergency Protective Order or Criminal Protective Order in Domestic Violence Cases If you have been arrested for domestic violence there is a good chance there will be an emergency protective order issued immediately…
  • Jun 11

    Mental Health Issues in DUI and Criminal Defense

    Mental Health Issues in DUI and Criminal Defense
    Mental Health Issues in Criminal and DUI Defense I have often said that the majority of my cases involve substance abuse, financial pressures or relationship troubles. Many involve more than one of these issues. More and more lately, my…
  • Jun 9

    We are Moving to Encino

    We are Moving to Encino
    The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens are moving to Encino After over eight years working on the corner of Sepulveda and Ventura, we are moving down the road to 16030 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 260, Encino, 91436. Doron Tisser and Brian…
Rank this Week: 3299