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Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 16

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding
    A student has procedural rights enshrined in the state and federal constitutions, Title IX and Department of Education regulations, and the Civil Code, to challenge the evidence supporting allegations of misconduct and to present relevant…
  • Dec 25

    What Is the Punishment for the Possession or Sale of Xanax in California?

    What Is the Punishment for the Possession or Sale of Xanax in California?
    In California, the possession or sale of a controlled substance is illegal. When many people think of a “controlled substance” they envision drugs such as heroin or cocaine; however, prescription drugs are every bit as illegal…
  • Dec 23

    Do the Police Always Need a Warrant to Search Your House?

    Do the Police Always Need a Warrant to Search Your House?
    At some point in your life you may find the police at your door asking to search your home. If this is not the first time you have answered the door to the police you may already know how to handle the situation. If, however, you have never…
Rank this Week: 3418

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

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

    Hundreds of Truckers Killed Every Year in Rollover Crashe

    Hundreds of Truckers Killed Every Year in Rollover Crashe
    When most people think of crashes involving tractor trailers, they think of the injuries and deaths of the people in passenger vehicles that are hit by trucks. However, hundreds of truckers are killed every year in accidents. Among the 2.6…
  • Apr 13

    Woman Loses Sex Discrimination Case against Venture Capital Firm, Considers Appeal

    Woman Loses Sex Discrimination Case against Venture Capital Firm, Considers Appeal
    Ellen Pao, an employee in the high-tech sector, lost her high-profile sexual discrimination case against a prominent venture capital firm. Pao had filed a $16 million lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. A jury of six men and…
  • Apr 9

    Installing Vehicle Devices to Stop Drunk Drivers Could Save 59,000 Live

    Installing Vehicle Devices to Stop Drunk Drivers Could Save 59,000 Live
    A new study from the University of Michigan claims that putting technology that prevents drunk drivers from starting a vehicle into every car and truck in the U.S. could save 59,000 lives and $343 million over 15 years. The study also claims…
Rank this Week: 3311

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Gone Viral: The Story of an SDSU Student Passed Out While Driving

    Gone Viral: The Story of an SDSU Student Passed Out While Driving
    As I have blogged before on the status of California’s DUI laws, last week saw a perfect illustration of what happens when one is caught drinking and driving.  A 25-year-old San Diego State student by the name of Amber Dlaine…
  • Apr 14

    Local San Diego Rapper Demands Change In Law, Days After Criminal Case Dismissed (Update)

    Local San Diego Rapper Demands Change In Law, Days After Criminal Case Dismissed (Update)
    In a recent post, we discussed the current events surrounding local rapper “TinyDoo” (real name Brandon Duncan) and his charges of gang conspiracy.  Specifically, Mr. Duncan, along with 15 other co-defendants, was charged in…
  • Apr 9

    Proposition 47 Causes Noticeable Drop in California’s Incarceration Rate

    Proposition 47 Causes Noticeable Drop in California’s Incarceration Rate
    Even though it has only been a few months since Proposition 47 has made its debut, the incarceration rate throughout the state of California has dropped a noticeable degree.  As most of you may know, the controversial Proposition 47…
Rank this Week: 2809

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Apr 16

    Should Your Settlement Agreements Have a No-Rehire Clause?

    Should Your Settlement Agreements Have a No-Rehire Clause?
    For years, employers settling with former employees have included a clause saying that the employee was not eligible for rehire. The rationale is obvious. After litigating, sometimes for years, no employer wants to bring the employee back and…
  • Apr 13

    NLRB Has No Problem with Employee Calling Boss a ‘Nasty MF’

    NLRB Has No Problem with Employee Calling Boss a ‘Nasty MF’
    Warning: This post contains language that many working outside of the NLRB will find offensive. The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that an employer acted unlawfully when it fired an employee who said on Facebook that his boss…
  • Apr 8

    6 Things You Should Never Say When Investigating Harassment Claim

    6 Things You Should Never Say When Investigating Harassment Claim
    Harassment has been in the news a lot lately. How a company responds to an employee complaint is critical. If your company receives a complaint, here are some things you should never say: I will keep what you tell me completely confidential.…
Rank this Week: 2950

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3580

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 4210

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
  • Apr 16

    Don't Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment

    Don't Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment
    Don't Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment Here is the hypothetical: You get arrested for possession of narcotics or being under the influence of narcotics. You are scared and you hire a lawyer. The lawyer makes promises to you…
  • Apr 8

    How Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyers in California Get Paid

    How Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyers in California Get Paid
    How Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyers in California Get Paid The majority of lawyers in the country charge for their services on an hourly basis. The lawyer speaks to the client, discusses the case and takes a "retainer", or advance funds,…
  • Feb 28

    Don't Run People Over With Your Car

    Don't Run People Over With Your Car
    Don't Run People Over With Your Car It may seem like common sense, but we really shouldn't run people over with our cars. Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of this going around lately and not just by Suge Knight. Using a car as a weapon…
Rank this Week: 3734

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 15

    House of Representatives Passes H.R. 650

    House of Representatives Passes H.R. 650
    Great news out of Washington D.C.! The House of Representatives passed H.R. 650 on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by a vote of 263-162. The bill will now move on to the Senate. In review, H.R. 650 revises the triggers by which small-sized…
  • Apr 10

    Contact Your U.S. Representative to Vote YES on H.R. 650: Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act

    Contact Your U.S. Representative to Vote YES on H.R. 650: Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act
    Members of Congress are expected to vote on H.R. 650 this week and the industry needs your immediate help to get this Dodd Frank reform passed by the House of Representatives. H.R. 650 revises the triggers by which small-sized manufactured…
  • Apr 9

    The Language of Rental

    The Language of Rental
    This article by Bill Dahlin originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of The Journal. Posted with Permission Many states, including, for example, California, have statutory schemes where the language of a consumer contract is…
Rank this Week: 2673

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: 3323

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 4205

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

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

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business Strategy

    Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business Strategy
    I will be speaking tomorrow at BASF (301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco) about insurance coverage issues arising out of legal malpractice claims. The presentation is “Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business…
  • Apr 3

    Mind the Gap! Avoiding Unexpected Gaps in Insurance Program

    Mind the Gap! Avoiding Unexpected Gaps in Insurance Program
    No one insurance policy covers all liability risks. Risk managers expect to purchase several types or layers of insurance to cover different types of insurance liabilities, to provide sufficient limits for a catastrophe loss, or to provide…
  • Feb 2

    The Case of the Zealous Defense Counsel

    The Case of the Zealous Defense Counsel
    A law firm asked us for advice a few months into a fast-moving intellectual property lawsuit. The complaint alleged trademark and copyright infringement claims against the company and two of its officers. They noted that while the defense was…
Rank this Week: 4380

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Changes in Vision After a Car Accident May be Due to a Retinal Tear

    Changes in Vision After a Car Accident May be Due to a Retinal Tear
    A person may be in a collision and suffer no direct trauma to the eye yet afterwards notice vision changes such as ‘floaters’ or ‘flashes.’ The knee jerk reaction is to attribute ‘floaters’ to the aging…
  • Apr 14

    Elderly Clients in Personal Injury Case

    Elderly Clients in Personal Injury Case
    There are unique challenges when representing elderly clients in personal injury cases.
  • Apr 13

    Smoke Alarms and Sprinkler System

    Smoke Alarms and Sprinkler System
    Personal injury and/or death can occur due to negligence related to installation and/or maintenance of smoke alarms and sprinkler systems.
Rank this Week: 4061

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2850

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Walk on San Diego Freeway Leads to Woman’s DUI Arrest

    Walk on San Diego Freeway Leads to Woman’s DUI Arrest
    Cops in the City of Angels could probably tell many tales about unusual incidents that involve cases of DUI in Los Angeles. But their peers in San Diego also have some interesting tales that they could add to the mix. A photographer with KTLA…
  • Apr 13

    DUI Driver Strikes Florida Girl Sitting in Road

    DUI Driver Strikes Florida Girl Sitting in Road
    Young people are particularly prone to making stupid decisions that can have long-lasting consequences. Sometimes two poor decisions combined can result in a tragedy. It happens way too often with Los Angeles DUI arrests, and it happens all…
  • Apr 8

    No Favoritism on DUI Charge for NFL Draft Pick Favorite

    No Favoritism on DUI Charge for NFL Draft Pick Favorite
    A college football player may soon learn what many Hollywood and sports stars already know after being charged with a DUI in Los Angeles: being a celebrity doesn’t always gain you special treatment. Florida State University cornerback…
Rank this Week: 4606

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: 2693

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2516

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

    Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First Degree Murder
    Fall River, MA – April 15, 2015 Jurors hearing the first-degree murder case in Massachusetts against Aaron Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, came back Wednesday with a verdict of guilty. The murder, which…
  • Apr 9

    Sympathetic Orange County Judge Marc Kelly Cuts 15 Years Off Child Rapist’s Minimum Sentence of 25

    Sympathetic Orange County Judge Marc Kelly Cuts 15 Years Off Child Rapist’s Minimum Sentence of 25
    Santa Ana, California – Judge M. Marc Kelly sentenced a convicted child rapist earlier this week. The sentence he gave the offender was 10 year, while the mandatory minimum sentence for child rape is 25 years. In his opinion, Judge…
  • Mar 24

    Can Robert Durst’s HBO The Jinx “Confession” Be Used Against Him?

    Can Robert Durst’s HBO The Jinx “Confession” Be Used Against Him?
    Last week on HBO’s documentary, “The Jinx,” real estate mogul Robert Durst seemed to have confessed to killing Kathleen McCormack Durst, Susan Berman and Morris Black, for which he was a prime suspect. The question,…
Rank this Week: 3814

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 2584

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3478

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. – U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

    Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. – U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Pregnancy Discrimination Claim
    In weighing a case of alleged pregnancy discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important ruling in favor of pregnant workers. In a 6-3 ruling, the court ruled the former United Parcel Service Worker should get another chance to show…
  • Apr 14

    Feliciano v. Autozone, Inc. – Sexual Harassment Claim May Proceed

    Feliciano v. Autozone, Inc. – Sexual Harassment Claim May Proceed
    A female auto shop worker will be allowed to pursue her claim of sexual harassment against her employer, although other claims of disability discrimination and wrongful termination on the basis of race, religion and national origin were…
  • Apr 13

    California Wage and Hour Law May Put Brakes on Uber, Lyft

    California Wage and Hour Law May Put Brakes on Uber, Lyft
    Two federal judges in California have ruled that it should be up to a jury to decide whether drivers for on-demand ride serves Lyft and Uber should be classified as independent contractors or employees. The reason it matters is because if the…
Rank this Week: 3266

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 1 of 2

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 1 of 2
    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 1 of 2 from Timothy Murphy Some people, such as adults with significant cognitive disabilities, never have legal capacity.  Learn more about Preparing for Northern California Incapacity…
  • Apr 14

    Who Can Act As an Agent Under a Power of Attorney?

    Who Can Act As an Agent Under a Power of Attorney?
    You should consider possible incapacity when you are planning your estate. If you do nothing to prepare for this contingency, the state could ultimately appoint a conservator to manage your affairs if you do become incapacitated. On the other…
  • Apr 14

    Is Northern California Probate Always Required?

    Is Northern California Probate Always Required?
    Is Northern California Probate Always Required? from Timothy Murphy This property could not be distributed during the probate process, and it can be time-consuming. Learn more about Northern California Probate Always Required in this…
Rank this Week: 3335

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    The Deadliest Roads Near San Jose

    The Deadliest Roads Near San Jose
    Before the Highway 101 bypass was completed, a segment of the Monterey Highway between Morgan Hill and San Jose was the site of so many traffic fatalities that it became known as “Blood Alley.” Ironically, Gary Albertson, the…
  • Apr 6

    Returning a Student Athlete to Play after a Concussion: A Deadly Risk

    Returning a Student Athlete to Play after a Concussion: A Deadly Risk
    Student athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are always at risk of being injured. About 9 percent of all high school sports injuries involve concussions. In 2009, almost 250,000 children were treated in emergency departments…
  • Feb 2

    The California Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claim

    The California Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claim
    What you need to know You may have heard the term, “statute of limitations.” Here the experienced personal injury attorneys at Bohn & Fletcher explain the term and what it may mean to you and your injury claim. First, a…
Rank this Week: 3198

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Apr 14

    Three California bills to support this Equal Pay Day

    Three California bills to support this Equal Pay Day
    By Mariko Yoshihara Today we recognize Equal Pay Day, which marks the day in 2015 when the average woman could finally stop working if she was hoping to make the same amount of money the average man made last year.  Last year, Equal…
  • Apr 3

    Closing the wage gap: Why employers should stop asking for prior salarie

    Closing the wage gap: Why employers should stop asking for prior salarie
    By Mariko Yoshihara In an op-ed published this week in the San Francisco Chronicle, I argue that we are forcing women to bear the burden of the gender wage gap when we allow employers to use prior salaries as a basis for pay…
  • Mar 30

    Kicking them while they’re down: Bill to treat former substance abusers as independent contractors is wrong

    Kicking them while they’re down: Bill to treat former substance abusers as independent contractors is wrong
    By Sami N. Khadder A new effort is underway to deprive a certain class of workers of the most basic benefits and protections of employment. Last month, Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-San Diego) introduced AB 500, which would allow employers…
Rank this Week: 3253

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Apr 14

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .
    2015 is shaping up as a year of significant developments in land use law thanks to the Governor, the Legislature, and the courts. Here’s an update on anticipated developments related to Sea Level Rise, Affordable Housing, Traffic Impact…
  • Jan 20

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review

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

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you only had to prepare a mitigated negative declaration (MND), rather than an EIR, before getting your project approved? The Planning Director says “That’s all we need,” but your lawyer says…
Rank this Week: 2754

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Physical and Sexual Abuse in California Nursing Home

    Physical and Sexual Abuse in California Nursing Home
    Physical and sexual abuse in California nursing homes, assisted living institutions and adult day care facilities is still a huge problem. Elder abuse is a silent epidemic that’s prevalent in nursing homes and long-term care…
  • Apr 9

    Sexual Abuse Lawsuit in California Hospital

    Sexual Abuse Lawsuit in California Hospital
    Two patients of Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital filed complaints against Cottage Health System in 2013 for alleged sexual abuse. Just recently, a third patient filed a lawsuit against the company for the same reason. The lawsuit alleges that…
  • Apr 8

    Sacramento Injury Verdict Demonstrates “Eggshell Plaintiff Rule”

    Sacramento Injury Verdict Demonstrates “Eggshell Plaintiff Rule”
    According to Juryverdictalert.com , a jury in Sacramento California rendered a verdict of approximately $360,000 in a case of “disputed injury”in the matter of “Doe v. Landis” Case No. 34-2012000133121.  (See jury…
Rank this Week: 3267

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 3105

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Apr 13

    The Importance of the Juvenile Diversion Interview

    The Importance of the Juvenile Diversion Interview
    No parent wants to receive a phone call from a police officer informing them that their child has just been arrested for a crime.  Depending  on the seriousness of the crime, the police officer can send the police report to the…
  • Apr 8

    Federal Criminal Wire Fraud

    Federal Criminal Wire Fraud
    Fraud is a type of crime that can take on many different identities. Wire fraud is one such identity and it occurs when a scam takes place over interstate wires such as phone lines, electronic sources such as fax machines, or over the…
  • Apr 2

    What Constitutes a Criminal Conspiracy?

    What Constitutes a Criminal Conspiracy?
    A criminal conspiracy occurs when two or more people conspire to commit almost any illegal act, and then take some type of action towards completing that illegal act. The specific action that they take does not need to be illegal; rather, it…
Rank this Week: 2883

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Erik Syverson, Partner at Raines Feldman.

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 13

    How to Remove Defamatory Content from the Internet

    How to Remove Defamatory Content from the Internet
    Businesses are constantly in danger of being defamed on the Internet.  Often, this defamation is anonymous.  Typically, it is committed by a competitor or a disgruntled former employee.  Because of this, it can be difficult for…
  • Apr 7

    Privacy Laws Apply to Divorcing Spouse

    Privacy Laws Apply to Divorcing Spouse
    Increasingly, divorcing spouses are using data breach and privacy laws to sue each other in federal and state court.  This leads to “spillover” litigation, as the divorce proceeding spills over into another separate…
  • Jan 9

    Data Breach Class Action Standing in California

    Data Breach Class Action Standing in California
    2014 was an interesting year in data breach litigation in California at both the federal and state level.  As always is the case in data breach cases, the requirement of a cognizable harm or “standing” took center…
Rank this Week: 2806

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    Refund Claims Made in Tax Litigation

    Refund Claims Made in Tax Litigation
    Sometimes, it is in the best interest of the taxpayer to make a refund claim instead of file a deficiency action in the Tax Court. The goal of a refund claim is to have the IRS refund the taxpayer for an overpayment of tax. The IRS has the…
  • Apr 10

    Pre-Trial Stipulations in Tax Litigation

    Pre-Trial Stipulations in Tax Litigation
    Litigation in the Tax Court is unique among all other forums in that the process involves various pre-trial stipulations made by both parties. In fact, the Tax Court requires litigant to submit to extensive pretrial stipulations, which are…
  • Feb 28

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation
    Although pre-trial conferences are not a typical occurrence in tax litigation, the Tax Court will occasionally allow them to take place to address intractable disputes between the parties. In tax litigation, it is generally the…
Rank this Week: 2747

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal.

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Apr 13

    Change of H-1B Workplace Requires Amended Petition

    Change of H-1B Workplace Requires Amended Petition
    H-1B holders working at multiple worksites must have a Labor Condition Application (LCA) on file for each worksite. Last week the USCIS Administrative Appeals released a decision that states any geographic change in the workplace listed on…
  • Apr 8

    Foreign Students and the H-1B Cap Gap

    Foreign Students and the H-1B Cap Gap
    With the school year coming to a close, it’s time for foreign students to start thinking on ways to continue to remain in the United States, following the conclusion of their academic programs. Some college students on F-1 visas who are…
  • Mar 31

    L-1B Denials Particularly High for Indian National

    L-1B Denials Particularly High for Indian National
    L-1B classification was initially created by Congress to allow multinational companies to easily transfer employers from foreign operations to intra-company offices in the United States. To receive L-1B classification the applicant must work…
Rank this Week: 2818

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Apr 13

    MORE GATEKEEPERS: THERE’S NEVER ENOUGH

    MORE GATEKEEPERS: THERE’S NEVER ENOUGH
    Last week we discussed the role of Gatekeepers in a business.  Not the people that keep you out but the people who know the people who have problems that you can help with and will refer to you.  So, getting more specific, how do…
  • Apr 6

    GATEKEEPERS: MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

    GATEKEEPERS: MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
    Just imagine a nice person standing on one side of a gate and letting in all kinds of referrals to your business each time the gate is opened.  You could even have each referral be a real qualified lead and if you have trained your…
  • Mar 31

    PAM: PUT IT ALTOGETHER AND IT SPELLS “SUCCESS”

    PAM: PUT IT ALTOGETHER AND IT SPELLS “SUCCESS”
    Purpose, Autonomy and Mastery spells  PAM.  We could make a logo of that and carry it around to remind us each day that if those three elements can be attained , then we will be doing much better in our lives. I’m thinking…
Rank this Week: 2654

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Despite Challenges California Businesses Growing Stronger

    Despite Challenges California Businesses Growing Stronger
    California has been labeled a business unfriendly state. Other states have lower taxes, costs and regulations. Last year Chief Executive magazine named California as the worst state to do business in, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.…
  • Mar 30

    Insider Trading Case Involves Legal Secretary

    Insider Trading Case Involves Legal Secretary
    If you think insider trading cases only involve high level executives passing secret information to fellow wealthy businessmen during cigar smoke filled friendly poker games, you’d be mistaken. These cases can follow disclosures by low…
  • Mar 23

    Does Your Company Have a Future Without You?

    Does Your Company Have a Future Without You?
    Do you want your business to outlast you? What will happen if you become disabled or not well enough to continue to manage it? These can be tough questions to think about because they require some thought about unpleasant topics, such as…
Rank this Week: 3286

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/
Rank this Week: 5033

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee
    *New Case LawIn the landmark case of Lamden v. La Jolla Shores Clubdominium Homeowners Assn. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 249 ("Lamden"), the California Supreme Court established what is known as the "Rule of Judicial Deference" or "Lamden Rule" that,…
  • Apr 7

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Coronado was built in 1994 by Lohn Laing Homes in the City of Aliso Viejo, which is known for…
  • Mar 25

    CA Supreme Court Expands Scope of Attorney's Fees Awards Under Civ. Code Section 5975(c)

    CA Supreme Court Expands Scope of Attorney's Fees Awards Under Civ. Code Section 5975(c)
    *New Case LawLitigation can be a time consuming and costly endeavor. These two factors typically weigh heavily against filing a lawsuit, especially where there is no ability for the party prevailing in the lawsuit to recover its attorney's…
Rank this Week: 3807

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2849

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Reno Fernandez Recognized by Bar Association of San Francisco for National Volunteer Week

    Reno Fernandez Recognized by Bar Association of San Francisco for National Volunteer Week
    Today the Bar Association of San Francisco recognized Reno Fernandez in honor of National Volunteer Week for his work as chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, an arm of the bar association dedicated to continuing legal…
  • Mar 27

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle
    Join Matt Olson for lunch as he and Greg Demirchyan present "Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle" for the Business Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Reno…
  • Feb 19

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy
    This Monday, February 23, 2015, at the City Club of San Francisco, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum in cooperation with the Taxation Section and the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will present…
Rank this Week: 2832

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Reno Fernandez Recognized by Bar Association of San Francisco for National Volunteer Week

    Reno Fernandez Recognized by Bar Association of San Francisco for National Volunteer Week
    Today the Bar Association of San Francisco recognized Reno Fernandez in honor of National Volunteer Week for his work as chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, an arm of the bar association dedicated to continuing legal…
  • Mar 27

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle
    Join Matt Olson for lunch as he and Greg Demirchyan present "Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle" for the Business Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Reno…
  • Feb 19

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy
    This Monday, February 23, 2015, at the City Club of San Francisco, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum in cooperation with the Taxation Section and the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will present…
Rank this Week: 3805

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Apr 13

    What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board

    What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board
    I questioned whether to even write this post. Because, of course, YOU would never find yourself hightailing it out of town  with the California Contractor’s State License Board…
  • Apr 8

    Back in My Day . . .

    Back in My Day . . .
    A report released by our neighbors up north has been making the press rounds recently about how smartphones, and computers in general, have made us more dumberer, eh. But before…
  • Apr 6

    What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?: Ghost Schedules on Construction Project

    What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?: Ghost Schedules on Construction Project
    I just finished reading a report issued this past month by Navigant’s Construction Forum entitled, “Ghost Schedules – What, Why & What’s the Risk.” As one…
Rank this Week: 3234

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 3195

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Apr 11

    Re-Hire Bans May Be Banned -Golden v. California Emergency Physician

    Re-Hire Bans May Be Banned -Golden v. California Emergency Physician
    Something we often see when a case settles is that employers prefer to include a “no re-hire” provision in their agreement. What, you were harassed, sued, settled and now want your job back? You may be in luck. Read on – The…
  • Mar 25

    Court Holds Electronic Signature Not Enough to Compel Arbitration

    Court Holds Electronic Signature Not Enough to Compel Arbitration
    In Ruiz v. Moss Bros. Auto Group Inc.,(2014) 232 Cal. App.4th 836, an auto parts company cannot enforce its agreement to arbitrate employment disputes individually in a class action case since  it…
  • Feb 10

    Felix v. AAA – UPDATE- Checks Delivered to Claims Administrator 2.10.15

    Felix v. AAA – UPDATE- Checks Delivered to Claims Administrator 2.10.15
    It was just reported to our office that checks were delivered to the claims administrator. We will follow up and report when they are being mailed. Please make sure they have your updated address, phone and email. Krista Tittle •…
Rank this Week: 4144

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Catherine DeBono Holmes Will Participate as a Panelist at the 2015 IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference

    Catherine DeBono Holmes Will Participate as a Panelist at the 2015 IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference
    LOS ANGELES – Catherine De Bono Holmes, Chair of the Investment Capital Law Group at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP and publisher of the Investment Law Blog, will participate on a panel at the IIUSA 8th annual EB-5 Regional…
  • Apr 6

    EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development

    EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development
    By Catherine DeBono Holmes and Bruce Baltin This article was first published in the Winter 2015 edition of EB5 Investors magazine.      For EB-5 financing of hotel projects, proving that new jobs will be created…
  • Mar 5

    New Publication on EB-5 Financing and U.S. Securities Law

    New Publication on EB-5 Financing and U.S. Securities Law
    JMBM and AAEB5 Announce New Publication on EB-5 Financing and U.S. Securities Laws Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) and Advantage America EB5 Group are pleased to announce the publication of Regional Centers & Sponsors and…
Rank this Week: 2941

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3820

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/
  • Apr 9

    Reporter at Wall Street Journal looking for F1 students story

    Reporter at Wall Street Journal looking for F1 students story
    A reporter for The Wall Street Journal is looking for F-1 students to share their experience about working on OPT and CPT. His story will look at the challenges international students face – from schools to employers to the visa system…
  • Apr 8

    As expected the H1B 2016 Cap is reached.

    As expected the H1B 2016 Cap is reached.
    For those who were hoping there will be no lottery on the H1B visa 2016, we have bad news. Today USCIS announced that the cap is reached both. Please see announcement from the USCIS today. WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration…
  • Apr 6

    USCIS H1B delivery Alert – Delivery Service Error Guidance for FY16 H-1B Cap Filing

    USCIS H1B delivery Alert – Delivery Service Error Guidance for FY16 H-1B Cap Filing
    USCIS would like to inform stakeholders about the proper action to take if cap-subject filings for fiscal year 2016 H-1B petitions are mishandled by delivery services. If a petitioner filed an FY16 H-1B cap petition in a timely manner,…
Rank this Week: 4218

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Apr 9

    Manslaughter Charge for Party Bus Owner

    Manslaughter Charge for Party Bus Owner
    Earlier this week, a party bus owner was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2012 death of a woman who fell out of his bus. According to NBC Bay Area News, 58-year-old Jon Reno St. James was found guilty in the Superior Court of…
  • Apr 9

    Consumers’ rights in the legal marketplace: problems of contingency fee clients who change attorney

    Consumers’ rights in the legal marketplace: problems of contingency fee clients who change attorney
    This article was published By Richard Alexander in September 1979 in the California State Bar Journal as a proposal for modifying a decision of the California Supreme Court that failed to consider the needs of consumers when changing…
  • Feb 27

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Oakland

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Oakland
    On Tuesday afternoon, a female bicyclist was struck and killed in an East Oakland neighborhood. According to KRON Channel Four News, the collision happened near Prune and San Leandro Streets, sometime around 4:30 p.m. The bicyclist, a woman…
Rank this Week: 3955

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Apr 9

    What Goldilocks Knew About Tax Season

    What Goldilocks Knew About Tax Season
    It’s so easy to get a tax filing extension and put off the unpleasant work til fall. Procrastination is easy, and even sanctioned by the simplicity of an extension. But doing it now is important to your financial wellbeing From a purely…
  • Apr 2

    Time’s Running Out

    Time’s Running Out
    Why does April tax season put me in mind of September Song ? Oh, the days dwindle down, to a precious few…. A precious few days to make your 2014 contribution to tax advantaged retirement accounts. Or, do you tap your foot to…
  • Apr 1

    The Homeowner Nightmare After Loan Modification

    The Homeowner Nightmare After Loan Modification
    Mortgage modifications were supposed to save the day. They promised to keep homeowners in their homes despite the housing crash of the Great Recession. To some extent that has worked. Or at least mortgage modifications spread the…
Rank this Week: 2631