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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/
  • Nov 18

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case
    International marriages, when a divorce follows, can turn into messy divorces with surprising outcomes. Consider this case. After marrying in the Ukraine in 2004, Richard Villar and Olga moved to Alaska with the woman's daughter, Linda. As…
  • Oct 28

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer
    How far would you go to keep your children? Would you hire an attorney? Would you appeal any decision that separated you from your kids? The answer is obvious, right? Every parent would do whatever it took to keep their children with…
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
Rank this Week: 3691

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?
    Divorce Mediation is one of the most underrated methods of dispute resolution. California Divorce mediation services are underused by couples who are unaware of the potential of divorce mediation in Orange County. Most couples don’t…
  • Nov 6

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce
    One of the most difficult issues to deal with in any divorce proceeding is the division of martial property. Typically the biggest question is what is to happen with the house, a question that may trigger sparring matches between the…
  • Nov 4

    If I use divorce mediation, will I have to go to court?

    If I use divorce mediation, will I have to go to court?
    In California, couples who use mediation can obtain a complete, legal divorce without ever having to go to court.  In fact, the Judicial Branch of California officially recommends that all couples consider divorce mediation as a way to…
Rank this Week: 3166

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Instruction Manual for San Diego Courthouse

    Instruction Manual for San Diego Courthouse
    For many people, their first experience with a courthouse is through a divorce proceeding. Going to court for the first time can be intimating for someone who does not know what to expect. If you have not been inside a courtroom before you…
  • Nov 17

    Date of Infidelity Doesn't Automatically Set Date of Separation

    Date of Infidelity Doesn't Automatically Set Date of Separation
    It comes as no big surprise that Katharine McPhee, American Idol finalist and actress in Smash and Scorpion, is divorcing her husband, Nick Cokas after six years of marriage. The couple became estranged about a year ago when McPhee was…
  • Nov 11

    Spending the Holidays without your Children

    Spending the Holidays without your Children
    If you are recently divorced or still in the midst of the divorce process, this holiday season will likely be the first that your children spend time away from you. Throughout the divorce process, when minor children are involved, the main…
Rank this Week: 3935

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 3282

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

Looks at personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical news from around the Sacramento area.

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3547

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Nov 17

    WHAT CAN LAWYERS LEARN FROM THE TODAY SHOW?

    WHAT CAN LAWYERS LEARN FROM THE TODAY SHOW?
    For years I have watch the Today Show most mornings when I am getting ready.  I have noticed that in the past year or so they are having a lot of musical groups on in the first few hours of the show.  Then about 9:00am, they switch…
  • Nov 10

    SHOULD A WOMEN LAWYER REALLY BE MORE LIKE A MAN?

    SHOULD A WOMEN LAWYER REALLY BE MORE LIKE A MAN?
    This is a question that really bothers me!   Since we now know that 25 years after we were told that Women Lawyers were making only 75% of Male Lawyers and that the statistics are still pretty much the same, we have been inundated…
  • Nov 3

    GRIT: WHAT IS IT? DO I HAVE IT?

    GRIT: WHAT IS IT? DO I HAVE IT?
    Next Spring’s ABA Women Rainmakers Local Programing will be on the subject of Grit.  So what is it? Some people like to lump Grit in with resiliency but it is different.  Grit is intestinal fortitude.  Grit is taking a…
Rank this Week: 3041

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4104

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 3617

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    McDonald’s Franchise Owner Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

    McDonald’s Franchise Owner Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination
    The American Disabilities Act protects individuals who suffer from physical or mental disabilities against discrimination. According to reports from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , the owner of a McDonald’s franchise in…
  • Nov 15

    Braun Electric Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $82,500

    Braun Electric Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $82,500
    When an employee suffers from sexual harassment, it can take months, even years to reach a resolution. In most cases, a company will want to settle out of court to prevent costs of litigation and public exposure. However, some companies are…
  • Nov 14

    EEOC Sues Honeywell Over Wellness Testing

    EEOC Sues Honeywell Over Wellness Testing
    Wellness tracking programs are increasingly under scrutiny by employee rights advocates, health care professionals and other policy makers. In yet another case that challenges the legality of the employee wellness program, the U.S. Equal…
Rank this Week: 3472

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Nov 16

    Recall Quorum

    Recall Quorum
    QUESTION: The battle goes on in our community… the second recall election in six months! If they can’t make quorum, the petitioners believe they can adjourn the meeting to a new date with a lower quorum. I thought a recall died…
  • Nov 9

    Director Loyalty

    Director Loyalty
    QUESTION: Does the “duty of loyalty” mean I have to support, in public, a position reached by a majority of the board? Am I precluded from publicly dissenting and making adverse comments? ANSWER: You can dissent and make adverse…
  • Nov 2

    Panty Thief

    Panty Thief
    QUESTION: There is a man living in our complex who appears to have Down’s syndrome. He goes to the laundry facilities and steals women’s underwear and bras. He has even tugged on a girl’s underwear as she was bending over.…
Rank this Week: 3046

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2985

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

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

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Nov 14

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today
    Any legal professional who’s ever done even the smallest amount of law research has more than likely encountered a legal statute or two that seems devoid of any legislative intent at all. Unbelievably, the U.S. legal system is rife with…
  • Oct 21

    Four of the Weirdest Animal Laws of All Time

    Four of the Weirdest Animal Laws of All Time
    Humans aren’t the only ones who have to follow the rules. It doesn’t take much legislative history research to turn up an animal law or two, but if you keep at it long enough, your law research will eventually yield some pretty…
  • Oct 13

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent
      What does this statute mean? As we are well aware here at Legislative Intent Service, in the face of ambiguous language, sometimes this simple question has no easy answers. Sure, we have canons of statutory interpretation. But what…
Rank this Week: 3576

Ribbons and Red Tape

Ribbons and Red Tape

Discusses horses and the laws that affect the equine world. By Corinna M. W. Charlton.

http://ribbonsandredtape.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 14

    It's Clinic Season!

    It's Clinic Season!
    Winter and horses go together about as well as a peanut butter and mustard sandwich.  Sure, the weather is cooler and Pinterest has some beautiful photos of horses in the snow, but the reality of my winter riding tends to be muddy…
  • Nov 6

    Hello!

    Hello!
    I know, things have been a little silent.  I hope you have had a wonderful summer and fall!  There are some exciting things coming up on the blog: projects to launch, posts to write, announcements to share, and more! Have you…
  • May 14

    May is for Mares and Mothers!

    May is for Mares and Mothers!
     Continuing our series on Motherhood and Riding, we have a special treat today! Two professional women, who love horses and their young children, share HOW and WHY they have stayed active in the horse community during this busy…
Rank this Week: 2375

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

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

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Nov 14

    ‘Starry Night’ installation transforms bike path into art

    ‘Starry Night’ installation transforms bike path into art
    We’ve already written about the broad appeal of cycle tracks and Copenhagen’s sustainable bike superhighway, but this time it’s the self proclaimed “bike capital of the world” making headlines for an art…
  • Nov 7

    Signal timing: a critical element of safe, livable street

    Signal timing: a critical element of safe, livable street
    For the vast majority of people, signal timing is not an exciting subject. Apart from traffic engineers and a select group of superwonks, few people pay attention to or advocate for better signal timing. Whereas the physical designs (and…
  • Oct 30

    The perils of through-double-right turns for bicyclist

    The perils of through-double-right turns for bicyclist
    Biking on most urban streets may not always be a stress-free experience, but an individual with basic bicycle safety knowledge can usually navigate through streets without incident if everyone behaves safely (albeit a big “if”).…
Rank this Week: 4767

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: 3324

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal laws and news in Sonoma County. By Amy Chapman.

http://www.sonomacountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    SUV Plunges into Ravine, Leading to Seizure of Four Pounds of Marijuana

    SUV Plunges into Ravine, Leading to Seizure of Four Pounds of Marijuana
    Earlier this month in Santa Rosa, police seized four pounds of marijuana near an SUV that had tumbled down into a ravine while attempting to evade the authorities. According to a report by the Press Democrat, police attempted to initiate a…
  • Nov 4

    911 Call Leads to Huge Marijuana Bust in Santa Rosa

    911 Call Leads to Huge Marijuana Bust in Santa Rosa
    Earlier last month, police responded to a 911 call alerting them to a shooter and ended up arresting six people in a drug bust. According to a report by SFGate, Santa Rosa police received a call reporting a shooter near Finley and Fresno…
  • Oct 25

    End of Marijuana Season Brings Increased Police Presence in Santa Rosa

    End of Marijuana Season Brings Increased Police Presence in Santa Rosa
    Earlier last month, sheriffs seized and destroyed almost 3,700 marijuana plants in a county-wide effort to reduce drug trafficking in the area. According to a report by the Press Democrat, the efforts of the Sheriff's Department coincided…
Rank this Week: 2524

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Mercury Insurance Can’t Avoid Payment of CA Judgment Based Upon Claimed Exclusion

    Mercury Insurance Can’t Avoid Payment of CA Judgment Based Upon Claimed Exclusion
    Mercury Insurance is one of California’s largest auto insurance carriers.  In a recent decision, Mercury Cas. Co. v. Chu, 229 Cal. App. 4th 1432, 178 Cal. Rptr. 3d 144 (2014) the Fourth District California Court of Appeal has…
  • Nov 3

    Hotel Injury Claims in CA – Lawrence v. La Jolla Beach Club

    Hotel Injury Claims in CA – Lawrence v. La Jolla Beach Club
    I saw an interesting appellate decision out of the California Fourth District Court of Appeal (Southern California) regarding tort liability of hotel operators.  The case was Lawrence v. La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Inc. –…
  • Oct 30

    Halloween Child Pedestrian Accidents in California

    Halloween Child Pedestrian Accidents in California
    Halloween child pedestrian accidents in California are still a major problem, as they are across the United States.  We all love to see our kids dress up in costumes and be able to go from door to door trick or treating but, according…
Rank this Week: 3471

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Nov 13

    New Annual Reporting Requirements for Employers under the Affordable Care Act

    New Annual Reporting Requirements for Employers under the Affordable Care Act
    This blog post was authored by Heather DeBlanc. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) will require Applicable Large Employers (i.e. large employers subject to the employer mandate) and employers sponsoring self-insured plans to comply…
  • Nov 11

    California Supreme Court to Hear Issue of Peace Officer Personnel File

    California Supreme Court to Hear Issue of Peace Officer Personnel File
    On August 11, 2014, the Court of Appeal in People v. Superior Court (Johnson) considered the interplay between the United States Supreme Court’s 1963 decision in Brady v. Maryland, which requires the prosecution’s disclosure of…
  • Nov 5

    Tips from the Table: Interacting with City Council

    Tips from the Table: Interacting with City Council
    We are proud to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at…
Rank this Week: 2904

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

Covers skill building for lawyers new to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. By Cathy Moran.

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Nov 13

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble
    Everything you need to know about taxes in bankruptcy, plus a bit more, in a virtual workshop. This NACBA webinar  November 20 and 21st will do far more than scratch the surface of the possibilities and pitfalls when your bankruptcy…
  • Sep 30

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word
    As lawyers, words are our stock in trade. If we want to describe, explain, or persuade, we need to use the right word. The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – ’tis the difference…
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
Rank this Week: 2571

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Nov 12

    Pedicure Gone Bad Results in Lawsuit

    Pedicure Gone Bad Results in Lawsuit
    According to The Louisiana Record, a Louisiana nail salon is being sued by a woman who claims that she received an E. Coli infection during a pedicure. Ruby Condol filed suit against Le Solar Nails, Solar nails and their insurer in the 24th…
  • Oct 29

    Physical Therapist Sued by Patient for Fall

    Physical Therapist Sued by Patient for Fall
    A Louisiana woman is suing a physical therapist and clinic after she allegedly was allowed to fall and injure herself while in their care, necessitating two surgeries and several months of being bedridden. As reported in The Louisiana…
  • Oct 15

    HVAC Co. Sued for Carbon Monoxide Leak

    HVAC Co. Sued for Carbon Monoxide Leak
    As reported by the Cook County Record, a Chicago couple is suing a heating and cooling company, claiming they suffered from carbon monoxide exposure after gas valves were left open. Dennis and Gloria Turner filed a lawsuit Sept. 24 in Cook…
Rank this Week: 3429

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3012

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/
Rank this Week: 2405

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Covers lead and phthlate laws, product safety and products liability.

http://www.swhlaw.com/
  • Nov 11

    High profile helmet case against Citi bike

    High profile helmet case against Citi bike
    This is an interesting recent case against the very large and prominent Citi Bike operation in New York. There has been a lot of media attention on them.  Unfortunately it is not clear from the article what stage the case is in. Our…
  • Jan 24

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation
    Published July 29, 2013 in Bicycle Retailer and Industry NewsRepublished with permissionby Steven W HansenAfter reading two articles in BRAIN’s June 15, 2013 issue (“Speedy e-bikes trouble industry” and “NYC e-bike…
  • Dec 18

    Legal Analysis: Trademark issues proliferate in the Internet age

    Legal Analysis: Trademark issues proliferate in the Internet age
    Published in Bicycle Retailer and Industry News December 17, 2013Reprinted with permission by Steven W. HansenThere has been quite a bit of ink used recently discussing trademarks and their enforcement and the folks at BRAIN wanted me to…
Rank this Week: 3843

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: 2561

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result
    Despite the lingering outrage and disapproval many of us have regarding the Republican victory at the polls last Tuesday, there were some major wins for workers across California and the country which should be embraced and not overlooked.…
  • Oct 30

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal
    Last year, a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage laws by not paying interns that worked on the set of the movie “Black Swan.”  In holding that employers could not simply avail…
  • Sep 30

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014
    [Each year, I participate in an employment/wage and hour law update put on by the Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee.  This year, I am going to summarize some of the topics that I discussed (or wanted to…
Rank this Week: 3488

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 11

    Debts Owed on Your Checking and Savings Account

    Debts Owed on Your Checking and Savings Account
    Special issues arise if you owe money to a bank or other financial institution on a checking or savings account because of a negative balance on that account. We'll explore some of the important issues here. DEBTS OWED ON YOUR DEPOSIT…
  • Nov 5

    What Can You Do If you Paid a Relative Money Before Filing for Bankruptcy?

    What Can You Do If you Paid a Relative Money Before Filing for Bankruptcy?
    If you have made a payment to a relative or friend for a debt then it may be treated as a preference. To learn more about preferences go to:Should I Pay Relatives Money I Owe Them Before Filing Bankruptcy? The most straightforward way to…
  • Nov 5

    Should I Pay Relatives Money I Owe Them Before Filing Bankruptcy?

    Should I Pay Relatives Money I Owe Them Before Filing Bankruptcy?
    Prior to filing for bankruptcy you should avoid paying relatives and friends any money owed to them. Paying them any money owed prior to filing for bankruptcy can be treated as a "preference". WHAT'S A "PREFERENCE"? It's a payment you…
Rank this Week: 3915

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Nov 11

    Matter of Almanza-Arenas, RIP

    Matter of Almanza-Arenas, RIP
    It has finally happened. The Ninth Circuit ruled in the case of Almanza-Arenas v. Holder. The case at the Ninth Circuit was on review from the Board of Immigration Appeals. It stood for the proposition that when a record of conviction is…
  • Nov 8

    Why the silence about the Cuban population surge?

    Why the silence about the Cuban population surge?
    Saying something is “political” is not necessarily pejorative as the making of government policy is a political act. Nonetheless, when you see the actual political biases in actions, it is hard to be sanguine about the hypocrisy.…
  • Oct 18

    A short-lived defense of bureaucracy.

    A short-lived defense of bureaucracy.
    A couple of weeks someone was talking to me about how she wanted an accommodation from someone within a big bureaucracy. She did not get it and was perplexed and slightly angry that she got know. As she saw it, a little accommodation would…
Rank this Week: 4908

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Nov 11

    Getting Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday

    Getting Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday
    It used to be that nonprofits’ biggest concern at this time of year was roping in those last tax-deduction-seeking donors before December 31st. But this year, December 2nd also requires a big red circle on one’s calendar, as…
  • Oct 31

    Season of Sugar Begins: Can We Reduce It When Fundraising?

    Season of Sugar Begins: Can We Reduce It When Fundraising?
    No, I’m not going to become the Halloween equivalent of a Scrooge and give out toothbrushes or apples on Halloween — there will be candy at my door. Nevertheless, if I can put on my Berkeley hippie hat for a moment, now seems…
  • Oct 10

    Is It All Bad News Regarding Individual Giving?

    Is It All Bad News Regarding Individual Giving?
    What a rush of apparent bad news we’ve seen lately in the realm of recorded or anticipated donations to nonprofits:  The wealthy are giving less of a share of their income to charity, according to analysis by the Chronicle of…
Rank this Week: 4007

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Nov 10

    Living Trust for Discretion, Efficiency

    Living Trust for Discretion, Efficiency
    As you are weighing your options with regard to estate planning vehicles you would do well to consider the advantages of revocable living trusts. Some people don't feel as though a trust would be right for them because they are...
  • Nov 4

    Is a Gift of College Tuition Taxable?

    Is a Gift of College Tuition Taxable?
    When you are a young child you invariably look forward to Christmas and your birthday because you know that you will be receiving gifts. Giving someone a gift seems like a very innocent and kind gesture, and the last thing...
  • Oct 16

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?
    When you start to plan your estate in earnest you would do well to consider the details that must be attended to after you pass away. Unless the situation is very simple there are going to be some considerable tasks...
Rank this Week: 3464

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
  • Nov 10

    California Heggstad Petitions and Kucker v. Kucker

    California Heggstad Petitions and Kucker v. Kucker
    I recently had the following calendar note in a probate case in Alameda County. We had filed a Heggstad petition, pursuant to California probate code 850, to get two properties into a trust after death. I should clarify our firm ……
  • Oct 1

    Bank of America mortgage trust certification form

    Bank of America mortgage trust certification form
    For some time now I have advised clients to contact their mortgage holder to see about linking their trust to their mortgage. Without that you can leave your trustee with a problem. The house might be owned by the trust … Continue…
  • Sep 29

    Dying on your terms and POLST

    Dying on your terms and POLST
    My grandma is 98 years old…. or should I say 98 years YOUNG!?  She called last week to tell me about a great article in the LA Times.  It’s about dying on YOUR TERMS. In fact, the headline in the … Continue…
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California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Nov 10

    Channel 7 Interview with Mixed File Victim

    Channel 7 Interview with Mixed File Victim
    Last night, Michael Finney of Channel 7 in San Francisco interviewed our client Lisa Allen about her experience with the credit reporting agencies. When Lisa was just a child, the Social Security Administration mistakenly gave her social…
  • Oct 24

    Bank Account Screening Agencie

    Bank Account Screening Agencie
    When a consumer applies to open a new bank account, the bank employee takes down information about the consumer. 80% of banks send the information a bank account screening agency, usually either Chex Systems or Early Warning Services (owned…
  • Sep 15

    What’s Wrong with the Credit Reporting System

    What’s Wrong with the Credit Reporting System
      On September 10, 2014, the House of Representatives SubCommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit heard testimony on the current state of the consumer credit reporting system. Mr Stuart Pratt, who is with the industry…
Rank this Week: 4576

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Nov 9

    The Passage of Proposition 47 Mandates Several Common Felony Crimes To Be Deemed Misdemeanor

    The Passage of Proposition 47 Mandates Several Common Felony Crimes To Be Deemed Misdemeanor
    On November 4, 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act.   This new law will have an astounding impact on the criminal justice system statewide since it reduces a number of low-level theft…
  • Oct 30

    Forcing the OC District Attorney’s Office Off A Criminal Case – It is Possible!!

    Forcing the OC District Attorney’s Office Off A Criminal Case – It is Possible!!
    As an Orange County Criminal Lawyer, I recently had the pleasure of fighting to get the entire Orange County District Attorney’s office recused from a case they refused to hand over to the Attorney General’s office for…
  • Sep 28

    Cooperating With the Feds – Is It Worth It??

    Cooperating With the Feds – Is It Worth It??
    As an Orange County criminal attorney who practices in both state and federal courts, I’ve had cases with clients who wanted to cooperate with the prosecution in hopes of getting a reduced sentence. Those who make the decision to…
Rank this Week: 3263

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
  • Oct 11

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry
    Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway that could cost you and your client tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. The Scam The scam is simple: the scammer obtains access to an email…
  • Aug 4

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner
    When a probate judge cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the Clippers not only Shelly Sterling came away as a winner. Donald and Shelly’s silent partners, the federal and California governments, were also in for their share of…
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California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 7

    Why Are Elders So Susceptible To Bed Sores?

    Why Are Elders So Susceptible To Bed Sores?
    Southern California elders - particularly those residing in nursing homes, or skilled nursing facilities - are unfortunately prone to developing life-threatening bedsores. Bedsores, which are also known as pressure ulcers, can lead to a host…
  • Oct 31

    Health Changes in Elders Residing in California Nursing Home

    Health Changes in Elders Residing in California Nursing Home
    By law, the staff members employed by California nursing homes are required to report health changes observed in the elders residing in their facilities. Unfortunately, all too often these changes are unreported. The change in condition of a…
  • Oct 13

    Elder Isolation: An Overview

    Elder Isolation: An Overview
    Isolation is a form of Elder Abuse in California, per California Penal Code §15610.43. Elder abuse is a violation of the rights of elders by those charged with caring for them in facilities, such as California nursing homes. California…
Rank this Week: 4457

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

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

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
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San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Can a Creditor Challenge a Trustee's Mismanagement?

    Can a Creditor Challenge a Trustee's Mismanagement?
    When you create a living trust, you transfer personal assets to a trustee, who then manages those assets on your behalf. In most cases, this won't be a problem, since you can name yourself as trustee during your lifetime. But when someone…
  • Nov 3

    How Does a “Survivorship Clause” in a Will or Trust Work?

    How Does a “Survivorship Clause” in a Will or Trust Work?
    In making a will or trust, you should consider the possibility your chosen beneficiaries will not outlive you. It is therefore common practice to include a survivorship clause, specifying that a gift will lapse unless the recipient survives…
  • Nov 1

    What Happens When an Equal Distribution of Property Is Not So Equal?

    What Happens When an Equal Distribution of Property Is Not So Equal?
    If you have multiple children, you may wish to structure your estate plan so that each child receives an equal share of your property. Sometimes this is easier said than done—or written. If your will or trust contains conflicting or…
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Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale
    Editor’s note: this post originally appeared in Law360. Buying distressed assets is big business.  Many distressed assets are acquired through the seller’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.   In those instances, a buyer…
  • Sep 29

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation
    Shareholders of financially troubled S corporations may now be able to avoid the flow-through of taxes when the S corporation or its subsidiary files bankruptcy.  In In re Majestic Star Casino, LLC, 716 F.3d 736 (3rd Cir. 2013), the…
  • Sep 9

    Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)

    Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)
    As we all know, on June 9 of this year, the Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Executive Benefits Ins. Agency vs. Arkison, 134 S. Ct. 2165, 189 L. Ed. 2d 83 (2014), which we had hoped would resolve the open questions arising…
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Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Nov 4

    A Third-Party Can Expect Sanctions for Ignoring a Subpoena for Electronically Stored Information

    A Third-Party Can Expect Sanctions for Ignoring a Subpoena for Electronically Stored Information
    W. George Wailes, a Business Trial Attorney and Director at Carr McClellan, in Burlingame, CA brings us this warning from the California Court of Appeal about what could happen to a third party that refuses to comply with a subpoena for…
  • Oct 9

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection
    Recently I was contacted to help on a party’s Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Requests for Admissions. In viewing opposing counsel’s responses to the discovery,…
  • Sep 9

    What is a General Objection?

    What is a General Objection?
    ANSWER:     A fictional document. A non-existent objection neither based in statutory authority nor found in case law. A statement by a party during the discovery phase that they will neither be held to the Code of Civil…
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Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

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

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    SEMA 2014 Las Vega

    SEMA 2014 Las Vega
    Cohen IP Law Group will be attending SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas.  SEMA is the number one annual convention of automotive specialty products.  If you will be there, let us know!SEMA Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
  • Oct 10

    Hershey Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Marijuana Edible Company

    Hershey Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Marijuana Edible Company
    This past June, Hershey filed a lawsuit in Colorado Federal Court against TinctureBell, LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC- two companies that marketed cannabis-laced chocolate bars that were allegedly packaged to look like Hershey…
  • Oct 7

    Protecting a Trademark and Avoiding Infringement

    Protecting a Trademark and Avoiding Infringement
    Here is an article about trademarks based off of my interview with McMurry/TMG  for their hospitals clients.http://mcmurrytmg.com/articles/protecting-trademark-and-avoiding-infringement Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
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Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Jurors and the Plea

    Jurors and the Plea
    In Williams v. Swarthout the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction, because the judge erroneously stated after swearing in the jury that the defendant pleaded guilty at the beginning of the trial.  The defendant…
  • Aug 31

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation
    In September 2012 New York City's Board of Health prohibited the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and some other venues such as movie theaters, fast food restaurants, and cafeterias that it inspects.  Five years…
  • Jul 31

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial
    A few days ago a California probate court ruled in the Donald Sterling/Shelly Sterling trust dispute concerning the pending sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Balmer (Former Microsoft CEO) for $2 Billion.  The pending…
Rank this Week: 2951

DealFatigue

DealFatigue

Covers the entertainment business and deal making culture. By Peter L. Kaufman.

http://dealfatigue.com/
  • Oct 26

    Pride of Ownership

    Pride of Ownership
    1. Today's (possible) lunch topic at @filmindependent #FINDForum: you OWN the results of your career/work; both good and bad. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) October 25, 2014 2. Sure, fate and luck play a hand, but come on, you know…
  • Oct 25

    Phoning It In

    Phoning It In
    1. Phoning it in but expecting exceptional results is one of the most nefarious forms of self-deception. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) October 21, 2014 2. Mind you, sometimes good is good enough but if you're not already conscientious,…
  • Sep 25

    More With Le

    More With Le
    Closing binder for $3 million film financing (left). Closing binder for $25 million VC startup financing (right).
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Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3770

Los Angeles Hit And Run Lawyer…

Los Angeles Hit And Run Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangeleshitandrunlawyer.com/
  • Oct 23

    Los Angeles DUI and Hit and Run Rising from One Offense

    Los Angeles DUI and Hit and Run Rising from One Offense
    Many clients mistakenly believe that because certain charges arise out of one incident, that it is all considered to be one offense. This is not true. You can be charged with many different offenses, possibly resulting in multiple convictions…
  • Oct 16

    Potential Consequences for a Los Angeles Hit and Run

    Potential Consequences for a Los Angeles Hit and Run
    Like most criminal offenses, the potential consequences for a Los Angeles Hit and Run are on a spectrum. The reason the potential sentence can vary is because the court will take into account the person’s criminal background as well as…
  • Sep 16

    Effective Defenses for a Los Angeles Hit and Run

    Effective Defenses for a Los Angeles Hit and Run
    For each Los Angeles offense that a person may be charged for, there are defenses available to that person. Strong argument, supported by evidence and testimony may result in either a reduction or dismissal of a criminal charge. The basis of…
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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/
  • Oct 21

    Don't Let Your Workers Compensation Claim Hurt Your Wrongful Termination Case

    Don't Let Your Workers Compensation Claim Hurt Your Wrongful Termination Case
    Many disability discrimination and wrongful termination cases involve a workers compensation claim. One mistake that a wrongful termination claimant should avoid is exaggerating his/her disability when dealing with his workers comp doctors.…
  • Jul 16

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination
    A major health care provider Dialysis Clinic Inc. was sued for disability discrimination this week by EEOC. The lawsuit has been filed in the Eastern District Court in Sacramento. The plaintiff Francisca Lee had worked at the…
  • Jul 6

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"
    This week, the California Supreme Court reversed a prior troubling decision where one appellate court held that an employee's refusal to sign an acknowledgment form that he received a warning or PIP notice is misconduct within the meaning of…
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Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

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

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    Data Breach and Liability Insurance: Managing the Potential Risk and Addressing Claim

    Data Breach and Liability Insurance: Managing the Potential Risk and Addressing Claim
    On November 12, 2014, I will be participating in a webinar “Data Breach and Liability Insurance: Managing the Potential Risk and Addressing Claims” through the Commercial Law Web Advisor. I’ll be joined by two insurer-side attorneys at…
  • Oct 8

    Accessing The D&O Liability Coverage of a Bankrupt Corporation

    Accessing The D&O Liability Coverage of a Bankrupt Corporation
    An automatic stay in bankruptcy prevents anyone from accessing the property of the debtor estate, including the directors’ and officers’ liability (D&O) policies which insure individual directors and officers of the estate as well as…
  • Sep 17

    Setting Up a Successful Negotiation Regarding “2860 Rates”

    Setting Up a Successful Negotiation Regarding “2860 Rates”
    “The insurer’s obligation to pay fees to the independent counsel selected by the insured is limited to the rates which are actually paid by the insurer to attorneys retained by it in the ordinary course of business in the defense of…
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