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Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

Provides insight and commentary on aviation accidents and the law. By Danko Meredith.

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Aug 12

    FAA Kept Sleeping Controllers Study Results Secret

    FAA Kept Sleeping Controllers Study Results Secret
    Air traffic controllers fall asleep on the job.  At least they do occasionally. That came as big news in 2011, when two airliners landed at Washington’s Reagan National Airport without ATC help because the lone controller was…
  • Jul 27

    NTSB Recommends Crashworthy Fuel Tanks for All New Helicopter

    NTSB Recommends Crashworthy Fuel Tanks for All New Helicopter
    Robinson Helicopters began installing crash-resistant fuel tanks in 2010.  Robinson Helicopters with fuel tanks installed before then tend to catch fire during accidents that, but for the fire, would have been survivable. The Australian…
  • Jul 8

    Ella Lake Crash: NTSB Report Points to Weather, Possible Controlled Flight Into Terrain

    Ella Lake Crash: NTSB Report Points to Weather, Possible Controlled Flight Into Terrain
    NTSB preliminary reports do not draw conclusions as the cause of a crash.  But the NTSB’s preliminary report of the Turbine Otter crash that killed 9 near Ketchikan on June 25 suggests a weather-related “CFIT” crash,…
Rank this Week: 4198

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Aug 10

    Mountain View Business Attorney Claire Kalia Participates in Round Table Discussion with Michelle Yee, Director of the USPTO

    Mountain View Business Attorney Claire Kalia Participates in Round Table Discussion with Michelle Yee, Director of the USPTO
    On July 30th, the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and Business Forward presented a briefing with Michelle Yee, the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Several business leaders participated in the round table…
  • Jul 30

    Intellectual Property Licensing Issue

    Intellectual Property Licensing Issue
    When you obtain a patent, trademark, or copyright to protect your intellectual property (IP), you obtain the sole rights to use and benefit from your invention, brand, or original work. However, one of the main ways you can benefit from these…
  • Jul 14

    Under Armour Files to Trademark Phrases Related to Stephen Curry Endorsement

    Under Armour Files to Trademark Phrases Related to Stephen Curry Endorsement
    Activewear supplier Under Armour took steps in May of this year to trademark certain phrases related to its relationship with 2015 NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, according to report published by ESPN. Curry is Under Armour’s…
Rank this Week: 2210

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 10

    Different Ways to Violate Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case (Part Two)

    Different Ways to Violate Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case (Part Two)
    In Part One of this blog, we discussed that there are two types of Probations; informal and formal. Further we started with a break down of the different types of ways probation can be violated. As stated in Part One, and reiterated here, a…
  • Aug 10

    Different Ways to Violate Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case (Part One)

    Different Ways to Violate Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case (Part One)
    If you have been arrested and convicted for a Los Angeles Criminal Offense, chances are as a part of your sentencing the Judge ordered probation. There are two types of probation in a criminal case; informal and formal. If you have been…
  • Apr 28

    Testimony During a Los Angeles Domestic…

    Testimony During a Los Angeles Domestic Violence Criminal Case A person can be charged under California Penal Code §273.5 a person can be charged with domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as when a person “who willfully…
Rank this Week: 3490

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing
    Percentage rent allows a retail landlord to benefit from a tenant's success.  In addition to the base rent, tenants will pay an additional rent based on some percentage of the tenant's gross sales typically triggered by what is…
  • Aug 6

    Stock Purchase Agreement

    Stock Purchase Agreement
    Because of the inherent risk of fraudulent activity, the sale of stock is a highly regulated transaction by both state and federal authorities. Unfortunately, many corporate shareholders erroneously believe that privately held corporations do…
  • Aug 3

    Radius Restrictions in Commercial Leasing

    Radius Restrictions in Commercial Leasing
    Landlords desire radius restrictions in commercial leases for two main reasons: where the landlord is entitled to percentage rent, a competing business within the restricted radius may dilute the landlord's income; and more generally a…
Rank this Week: 4146

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/
Rank this Week: 2405

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Aug 7

    Jeep Recall Over Cyber Security Issue

    Jeep Recall Over Cyber Security Issue
    Last week, Fiat Chrysler decided to issue a recall on approximately 1.4 million vehicles. A successful online hacking of a Jeep vehicle prompted the recall. According to ABC Channel Seven News, two hackers were able to take control over the…
  • Aug 4

    Dangerously Defective Kenmore Oven

    Dangerously Defective Kenmore Oven
    Last week, The Safety Institute requested an investigation be conducted and a recall issued of Kenmore model 790 ovens due to defective doors. Already, there have been over 300 consumer reports of the glass doors on these ovens shattering…
  • Jul 28

    Diabetes Screening and Erectile Dysfunction

    Diabetes Screening and Erectile Dysfunction
    A Medscape article brings to light the results of a recent cross-sectional survey published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine regarding the connection between erectile dysfunction (ED) and early diabetes. The results…
Rank this Week: 3766

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/
  • Aug 5

    Stroke Victims Must Assess Bayer's Settlement Program

    Stroke Victims Must Assess Bayer's Settlement Program
    Many women who suffered arterial events such as strokes or heart attacks have been waiting since 2009 for Bayer to come to the negotiating table. The women claim that Bayer’s oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin and Beyaz caused their…
  • Jul 29

    The Caregiver Victim: Collateral Damage of a Traumatic Brain Injury

    The Caregiver Victim: Collateral Damage of a Traumatic Brain Injury
    Not only does a traumatic brain injury (TBI)  forever change the life of the victim, it also causes serious damage to the health and lives of the victim’s family. The TBI victim is not the same person which causes profound stress…
  • Jul 21

    Over the counter birth control pills, can this be safe?

    Over the counter birth control pills, can this be safe?
    Despite risks of blood clots, stroke and death, in October 2015 California will be the first state to allow women to purchase birth control pills without a prescription. The pharmacist need only  complete a one hour training,…
Rank this Week: 4765

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Covers recent family and divorce law news and events. By Paul Daniel Marks.

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Aug 5

    Lawyer's Advertising - What You Are Reading....

    Lawyer's Advertising - What You Are Reading....
    I had a trial last year against an attorney I consider to be unethical. He's bad enough I no longer will speak to him, as I believe there should be consequences to his type of conduct. The old practice of shunning has, unfortunately, become…
  • Aug 3

    Lawyers Misleading Clients - Trying to Predict Outcomes...

    Lawyers Misleading Clients - Trying to Predict Outcomes...
    As part of my concern about lawyers' advertising, and misrepresenting themselves to clients, I recall an interesting interview with a prospective client a number of years ago. A client [name and gender sanitized] came to see me, referred…
  • Aug 1

    Date of Separation for Divorces - In re Marriage of Davis [2015]

    Date of Separation for Divorces - In re Marriage of Davis [2015]
    California became one of the first states to enact legislation stating that marital property stops being earned when the parties began to live separate and apart. This has been our rule for about 35 years. In a community property state like…
Rank this Week: 4481

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

Covers consumer finance developments, trends and analysis. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • Aug 5

    California Supreme Court Holds CLRA Anti-Waiver Provision is Preempted

    California Supreme Court Holds CLRA Anti-Waiver Provision is Preempted
    The California Supreme Court issued its ruling this week in Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., enforcing an arbitration provision in a class action asserting claims under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act ("CLRA") (Civ. Code §1750 et…
  • Jun 16

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver
    In Oregel v. PacPizza, LLC, the First District California Court of Appeal denied defendant’s motion to compel arbitration, holding defendant had waived arbitration based on substantial conduct inconsistent with its claimed right to…
  • Jun 10

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?
    The U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit ruling in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co. The Court granted certiorari to answer the following three questions. Does an offer of complete relief render…
Rank this Week: 4367

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/
  • Aug 4

    Warning Signs of Dementia in Elder

    Warning Signs of Dementia in Elder
    Dementia is described by the Alzheimer's Association as "an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday…
  • Jul 20

    Caring for a Loved Elder from a Distance

    Caring for a Loved Elder from a Distance
    If you have a loved elder in your life who doesn't live near you, it can prove challenging to keep an eye on the care they are receiving in a nursing home, from an in-home caregiver, or even from another family member. For example, if you…
  • Jul 7

    San Diego Elders With Dementia: More Likely To Be Abused?

    San Diego Elders With Dementia: More Likely To Be Abused?
    According to The National Center on Elder Abuse it is estimated that between two to five million elderly Americans suffer from some form of elder abuse each year. Elder abuse occurs in many forms including physical, emotional, psychological,…
Rank this Week: 3126

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

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

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE CURRENT CMO PROCESS IN CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION? And yes, there is a better way!

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE CURRENT CMO PROCESS IN CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION? And yes, there is a better way!
    At the 22nd Annual West Coast Casualty Seminar, Plaintiff counsel Michael Kennedy, General Contractor Counsel Matthew Hawk, Subcontractor Counsel Brian Sanders, Claims Manager James Rzpecki and I presented a new protocol for how to…
  • Jun 30

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment
    As a mediator, there is always a case that you question yourself as to what you could you could have done differently in order to resolve the matter.  My case involved a personal injury case.  It appeared to be straightforward, as…
  • Jun 30

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment
    As a mediator, there is always a case that you question yourself as to what you could you could have done differently in order to resolve the matter.  My case involved a personal injury case.  It appeared to be straightforward, as…
Rank this Week: 4014

Lord of the Lease

Lord of the Lease

Law, news & trends in the California commercial leasing market. By Janis Hui.

http://lordofthelease.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Commercial Landlords: Check Lease Before Entering Property

    Commercial Landlords: Check Lease Before Entering Property
    The most popular blog post since I started Lord of the Lease four years ago is (drum roll please)... "When Can a Commercial Landlord Enter Property?" The views keep coming.  I recently got a call about this exact issue and…
  • Jul 21

    Trust In the Anonymous World of Foreign Bitcoin Crowdfunding #CRE

    Trust In the Anonymous World of Foreign Bitcoin Crowdfunding #CRE
    I've noticed a few recurring CRE (commercial real estate) financing themes on my Feedly app: Surge in foreign investment Increase in crowd funding platforms Interest in Bitcoin-financed transactions As a result, I've been…
  • Jul 9

    Who Foots the (CRE) Roofer Bill?

    Who Foots the (CRE) Roofer Bill?
    I grew up in the Rain City (aka Vancouver) with an average of 161 rain days per year. Despite all the rain, I never did see a roof (pronounced "rooooof") leak. Roofs were built to sustain the wet climate. Contrast that to my current…
Rank this Week: 3094

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
  • Aug 1

    Thousand Oaks DUI Checkpoint Tonight

    Thousand Oaks DUI Checkpoint Tonight
    DUI Checkpoint Tonight in Thousand Oaks The Ventura County Star reports today that officers from the Thousand Oaks Police Department (Ventura County Sheriff's Deputies) will be conducting a DUI/sobriety checkpoint tonight from 9 p.m. until…
  • Jun 24

    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate

    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate
    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate When I graduated from law school about 20 years ago one of my friends thought they would be funny and bought me a new coffee mug that said: "A good lawyer knows the law, a…
  • Jun 22

    Don't Steel Watches Equipped with GPS Tracking Device

    Don't Steel Watches Equipped with GPS Tracking Device
    Don't Steel Watches Equipped With GPS Tracking Devices Ten men were arrested yesterday after what police describe as a movie-like robbery in the Korea Town area of Los Angeles. The men stormed into a jewelry store armed with guns and sledge…
Rank this Week: 3534

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Kenney Legal Defense Corporation.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Jul 30

    Federal Convictions Based On Willful Blindness – Is This Fair?

    Federal Convictions Based On Willful Blindness – Is This Fair?
    Willful Blindness is a theory of liability in the federal criminal justice system that just doesn’t seem fair.  The doctrine of willful blindness helps prosecutors convict defendants who deliberately shield themselves from clear…
  • Jul 14

    Federal and State Prosecutors Are Supposed to Enforce Justice, But What Happens When They’re Not Just?

    Federal and State Prosecutors Are Supposed to Enforce Justice, But What Happens When They’re Not Just?
    One of the most disconcerting things for a defendant to face is when they sit in trial for a crime they allegedly committed and see the prosecutor engaging in behavior that is wrong in every sense of the word. The legal term is…
  • May 24

    Criminal Defenses:  Mistake of Fact and Mistake of Law

    Criminal Defenses:  Mistake of Fact and Mistake of Law
    Any reputable criminal defense attorney knows how important it is to assess a client’s criminal case for any potential legal defenses to the crime(s) being charged.  There are specific defenses that are in the California criminal…
Rank this Week: 2221

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

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

    What Happens when I Refuse a Blood Alcohol test in a Los Angeles DUI Arrest?

    What Happens when I Refuse a Blood Alcohol test in a Los Angeles DUI Arrest?
    When you have been arrested for suspicion of a Los Angeles DUI, officers will ask you to take a field sobriety test at the scene of the arrest. This test is not mandatory, and is voluntary. This means that you do not have to submit to it, and…
  • Jul 23

    What is Proposition 47, and how does it affect my Los Angeles Criminal Case?

    What is Proposition 47, and how does it affect my Los Angeles Criminal Case?
    Proposition 47 was voted for on November 14, 2014, and was approved. The Proposition reduces the classification for certain non-serious and nonviolent property and drug crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor. This will apply to most offenses…
  • Jul 16

    Ways to get a Los Angeles DUI Case Dismissed

    Ways to get a Los Angeles DUI Case Dismissed
    If you have been charged with suspicion of driving under the influence, there is a whole process that must be completed prior to having been found guilty. Your case may be dismissed right from the very onset, before you even set foot in…
Rank this Week: 4962

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Joshua Haffner.

http://www.losangelesinsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2438

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
  • Jul 28

    Another On-line Will Form Problem

    Another On-line Will Form Problem
    Ouch. Of course attorneys can make mistakes too but in this case it was the use of an online document service (unnamed to protect the guilty) that messed up. Decedent, we will call Betty, signed a will a few months before dying. Betty asked…
  • Jun 11

    Digital Assets after death

    Digital Assets after death
    The world of “digital assets” is growing by leaps and bounds each day. The issues they present are growing just as fast. That is, what happens to the money left in your Itunes account after death? Or what about your photos on…
  • May 14

    The Pragmatic lawyer

    The Pragmatic lawyer
    I have always considered myself to be reasonable or a good sense of rough justice. A quick opinion of how things should end up. People have called me pragmatic many times during my 20 years as a lawyer. I will admit I didn’t know…
Rank this Week: 3281

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    The American Dream, 4th of July and Immigration Law

    The American Dream, 4th of July and Immigration Law
    The Fourth of July (or Independence Day), may have come and gone, but many people are still celebrating the opportunities they have found in the United States. They are celebrating the result of all the hard work they put in, and the long…
  • Jul 17

    I751 Removal of Conditions When the Marriage Has Ended

    I751 Removal of Conditions When the Marriage Has Ended
    Form I-751 The removal of conditions process is an additional safe-guard that USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) uses to make sure that a marriage is bona fide before approval for a permanent green card. If you obtained your…
  • Jul 2

    Success Story: Approval of I-601A for Client Brought to U.S. as a Child

    Success Story: Approval of I-601A for Client Brought to U.S. as a Child
    Case presented to USCIS on: January 27, 2015 RFE Issued: April 10, 2015 Responded to RFE on: May 8, 2015 Approved: June 3, 2015 Client was brought into the U.S. by his parents at the age of 2. He didn’t even realize or understand he…
Rank this Week: 3360

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 25

    Why meeting with a lawyer is probably a good idea

    Why meeting with a lawyer is probably a good idea
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Hello everyone, this is Robert Mansour and today I wanted to make a brief video about why it's a good idea to talk to a lawyer after an automobile accident in which you may have been injured. The reason that you want…
  • Jul 12

    Be careful when renting a car after your accident

    Be careful when renting a car after your accident
    Do not simply rent a vehicle assuming the responsible party is going to pay for it. There is no guarantee the responsible party or their insurance company is going to pay for a vehicle you decide to rent. Even if they admit fault, make sure…
  • Jun 6

    Be careful before you start racking up medical bill

    Be careful before you start racking up medical bill
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:Hi, this is Robert Mansour. I'm a personal injury lawyer, and today I want to spend a minute cautioning you not to get yourself into a financial hole if you've been involved in a car accident. Let's say you've been involved…
Rank this Week: 2548

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Big Rig Crashes in California

    Big Rig Crashes in California
    Head On Big Rig Crash   No one wants to have a head on collision while driving. I think it’s safe to say that one of everyone’s biggest fears is being involved in a big rig crash. Being on a motorcycle would make it ten…
  • Jul 17

    Dog Bites In California

    Dog Bites In California
    Police Dog Bites A Suspect   Dog bites can happen anywhere. Police bites can also happen a lot. Whether it be on a suspect or the very rare dog turning on it’s partner in the field.   During a police hunt for a person who was…
  • Jul 5

    Bed Bug Issues In California

    Bed Bug Issues In California
    California Working on Issues with Bed Bug   Bed bugs can cause some pretty serious issues. Most people think, “Hey, my house is clean I can’t get bed bugs” or “I’m in a fancy hotel, no way bed bugs are in…
Rank this Week: 2259

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3431

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/
  • Jul 23

    Costa Mesa Man Assumes Roles of Criminal, Judge, and Jury in His Own Hit and Run Case

    Costa Mesa Man Assumes Roles of Criminal, Judge, and Jury in His Own Hit and Run Case
    IRVINE Alec Scott Abraham sped through a red light, mowing down a family in a Chevy Cruz, killing a 2 year-old girl and her grandmother, while seriously injuring the girl’s mother and 7 year-old brother last month. Abraham fled the…
  • Jul 22

    Marijuana Found in Newport Beach Apartment Deemed Legal by Police

    Marijuana Found in Newport Beach Apartment Deemed Legal by Police
    After being alerted to a fire inside an apartment on the 1900 block of Sherrington Place, police discovered roughly 25 marijuana plants. The plants were part of a cultivation project, however, one that police determined to be legal. The…
  • Jul 20

    Small-Time OC Pimp Facing 22 Years if Convicted For Human Trafficking

    Small-Time OC Pimp Facing 22 Years if Convicted For Human Trafficking
    24 year-old Richard Sandoval has been charged with 8 felonies related to his violent attempts at persuading his 18 year-old girlfriend to become his prostitute at a hotel in Garden Grove. Along with burning her leg with a blow torch, Sandoval…
Rank this Week: 3373

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

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

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Choosing an insurance agent

    Choosing an insurance agent
    I get asked often about picking an insurance agent. People buy a house and they want to find an agent. Or they want to shop around. Unfortunately, most people make the same mistake: they shop solely based on price. Insurance...
  • Jun 10

    Auto Insurance property damage issues - again

    Auto Insurance property damage issues - again
    I get a lot of calls in a month about property damage issues. The big ones are "How much do they owe for my car?" and "Why isn't there enough to pay for my repairs?" First, property damage claims, especially...
  • Jun 9

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your personal injury case

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your personal injury case
    People sometimes call me up and ask a simple question: Why should I hire you to help me with my car accident? After all, it should be easy to resolve. As simple as it sounds, it is an important question....
Rank this Week: 2774

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Jul 22

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know
    Attorney KC Marie Knox of Law Firm Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP will be teaching a 2-day Practical Course hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI) on the subject of Elder Law and Medicaid Planning. KC Marie Knox is a Los Angeles…
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: There is something that I constantly heard over…
  • Feb 19

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
Rank this Week: 3480

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/
  • Jul 22

    Worker classification and secure work in the “sharing economy”

    Worker classification and secure work in the “sharing economy”
    By Veena Dubal Last month, a California Labor Commissioner decided that Barbara Ann Berwick was an employee of (venture capital darling) Uber for purposes of employment protection under California law.   A charged media…
  • Jul 2

    On to the next battle — employment equality for LGBT worker

    On to the next battle — employment equality for LGBT worker
    By Lisa Mak   Last Friday, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across America.  This historic decision was a momentous step forward in advancing equality for the LGBT community, but the fight for equality is far from over.…
  • Jun 21

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace
    By Sarah Schlehr and Mariko Yoshihara This Father’s Day, let’s do more than just celebrate our dads with Hallmark cards and backyard barbecues.  Instead, let’s give our dads something they really need – flexible…
Rank this Week: 2297

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
  • Jul 17

    10 Ways Bankruptcy Solves Tax Problem

    10 Ways Bankruptcy Solves Tax Problem
    If you owe a lot of income taxes, you may have wondered whether bankruptcy can help you deal with this special kind of debt. There's a good chance that you have misconceptions about whether and how it might help. Hopefully this list will help…
  • Jun 5

    In Bankruptcy, Is Jointly Titled Property Community Property?

    In Bankruptcy, Is Jointly Titled Property Community Property?
    THE COMMUNITY PROPERTY DILEMMA Let's flesh out the question stated in the title: In California, a community property state, if a married couple buys an asset during their marriage in which the deed or other legal indication of ownership…
  • May 13

    Chapter 13 Can Help Your Co-Signer and Protect Them

    Chapter 13 Can Help Your Co-Signer and Protect Them
    WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL CHALLENGES WITH CO-SIGNED DEBTS? Co-signed debts present a number of issues if you are thinking about filing bankruptcy. First, there are risks in paying co-signed debts (or paying money to a co-signer directly) during…
Rank this Week: 3368

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
  • Jul 17

    California Reasonable Accommodation Bill Gets Signed Into Law (AB 987)

    California Reasonable Accommodation Bill Gets Signed Into Law (AB 987)
    Governor Brown has just signed AB 987, Employment discrimination: unlawful employment practices (2015-2016), authored by Assemblymember Levine, which amends the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) under the religious…
  • Jul 5

    California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522)

    California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522)
    July 1, 2015 rolled out the new Paid Sick Leave Law aka California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. Here is a quick checklist of what the new law means for employees and employers and a link to a mandatory DLSE…
  • Jun 18

    Uber DLSE Ruling Finds Driver an Employee

    Uber DLSE Ruling Finds Driver an Employee
    California’s labor commissioner, known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) has ruled that a driver for Uber should be classified as an employee of the company, a decision that marks the latest setback for…
Rank this Week: 3973

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    The IRS *Never* Phones You As Its First Contact

    The IRS *Never* Phones You As Its First Contact
    My client has several years of unfiled tax returns. Like many people with several years of unfiled tax returns, he’s been putting off working with me. So I hadn’t heard from him for about six months when he called me in a panic.…
  • Jul 14

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank Ever? Part IV…

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank Ever? Part IV…
    I’m cheered to see that others out there share my opinion of Wells Fargo Bank. For my prior screeds against this bank, see here, here, and here.  My rants against Wells Fargo may soon have as many volumes as the Harry Potter books.…
  • Jul 6

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account
    The United States has an unusual tax regime: it taxes its citizens and residents on their worldwide income, not just on what is earned in the United States. The only other country that does this is Eritrea. Can you even find Eritrea on a map?…
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Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
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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/
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Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

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

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Eleventh Consecutive Year

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Eleventh Consecutive Year
    Sacramento trial attorney and founder of Cutter Law P.C. recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer for his eleventh consecutive year. July 16, 2015 – (Sacramento, CA) – C. Brooks Cutter, founder of Cutter Law P.C., has been…
  • Jul 13

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life
    On Sunday, 33-year-old Mustafa Rafi was killed and his 8-year-old son suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a distracted driver while bike riding to a nearby store. Mustafa, along with his wife and four kids, arrived in…
  • Jul 6

    Former CEO of OtisMed Corporation Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison

    Former CEO of OtisMed Corporation Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison
    On June 26th, the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey sentenced former CEO of OtisMed Corporation, Charlie Chi, to 24 months in a prison for shipping adulterated knee replacement cutting guides. Additionally, he was ordered to…
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Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer…

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, negligence and product liability. By The Bogan Law Firm.

http://www.modestopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Bar Owner Liability and Negligent Security in California

    Bar Owner Liability and Negligent Security in California
    Generally bar owners and operators in California cannot be held civilly liable for the acts done by their patrons while intoxicated. Liability that is extended to bar owners for the actions of their patrons is known as "dram shop" laws. Laws…
  • Jul 8

    Uninsured Bicyclist Accidents in California

    Uninsured Bicyclist Accidents in California
    According to the Los Angeles Times article published on October 27, 2014, California leads the nation in bicycle accident deaths. The LA Times article references a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association. In that study Dr. Allan…
  • Aug 3

    California Man Awarded Millions In Motorcycle Accident After Defendant Refused To Negotiate A Settlement

    California Man Awarded Millions In Motorcycle Accident After Defendant Refused To Negotiate A Settlement
    Modesto motorcycle accident attorney knows that Modesto's area summer weather brings out the motorcycles. Modesto and its ideal central California location, being 90 minutes from San Francisco and within an hour of various mountains, make it…
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Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law Group, P.C.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Maintaining Your Busine

    Maintaining Your Busine
    It is very important to maintain your business, and it is often something that is forgotten about while you focus on building your business and taking care of clients. Often life changes impact your business that you may not expect.  We…
  • Jul 6

    Asset Protection (Part 3)

    Asset Protection (Part 3)
    In Part 2, we discussed insurance protections for you.  Now we will explore some less common methods for asset protection. As many (or some) are already familiar, there are revocable living trusts for estate planning.  There are…
  • Jun 29

    Asset Protection (Part 2)

    Asset Protection (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we started discussing automobile insurance to protect your assets from an accident vehicles.  Now we will flip the coin and explore how higher limits on your automobile policy also provides better protection for you and your…
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ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
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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/
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Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition
    After the historic 2013 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in US v. Windsor (570 US ___ ), many same-sex couples got married. This enabled a US citizen to petition successfully for a foreign spouse and for...
  • Jun 1

    Marriage-based Green Cards and Transgendered Person

    Marriage-based Green Cards and Transgendered Person
    There has been a great deal of recent internet discussion about Bruce Jenner's transition to a new identity as Caitlyn. I want to congratulate Caitlyn Jenner and address some questions about transgender people and immigration. There has been…
  • Jan 27

    Obama Immigration Policy Changes 2015

    Obama Immigration Policy Changes 2015
    Obama immigration policy changes… what’s to come in 2015 In November 2014, the President announced a number of changes to immigration policies. With the Republican party in charge of both chambers of the U.S. Congress, there have been…
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The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
  • Feb 2

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco
    New legislation in the City and County of San Francisco is taking effect that allows qualified residents to legally rent their units through the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry via the San Francisco Planning Department.  San…
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Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    Determining Fault in Multiple Vehicle Collision

    Determining Fault in Multiple Vehicle Collision
    Multiple vehicle collisions are common on California’s congested highways. A tragic example occurred last year when a big rig collided with a car, starting a chain reaction that involved ten vehicles on Highway 17 near Lexington…
  • Jun 12

    The Defective Airbag Crisis Comes to Santa Clara County

    The Defective Airbag Crisis Comes to Santa Clara County
    About 34 million passenger vehicles in the United States may be affected by the recall of defective airbags announced last month. The recall is necessary because defective parts, including an inflator and propellant devices, cause airbags…
  • Jun 4

    Hospital Infections May Entitle Patients to Compensation

    Hospital Infections May Entitle Patients to Compensation
    Most people have heard horror stories about hospital patients who are admitted for a minor procedure and die after exposure to an infectious disease. Unfortunately, those stories are more common than many believe. Hospital-acquired…
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Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Jun 30

    Grind It Out

    Grind It Out
    Ever think about a brake grinder? It's a stand alone tool. Not much too it. Turn it on, it spins. Not much harm there. But when you use it to grind brakes, and the brakes contain asbestos, well in California,...
  • Apr 30

    Locked Out

    Locked Out
    Sometimes expert witnesses win cases, or at least help win important motions before the court. A California Federal Court judge reinforced this theory last week. The case involved claims against American Honda for allegedly selling cars with…
  • Mar 31

    Hit the Brake

    Hit the Brake
    I recently came across an interesting case filed in New York. An auto mechanic brought suit against Ford USA for exposure to asbestos containing brake parts stemming from his work as a mechanic in Ireland. Ford filed a motion for...
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Estate Planning & Probate 411

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Covers California probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, incapacity and related topics. By Helene P. Dreyer Koch.

http://indianwellsestateplanningattorney.com/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage
    In a landmark decision issued June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the right of same sex couples to marry in the United States. My fellow members at Wealth Counsel issued a succinct summary of this ruling ……
  • Jan 15

    Remember: Update Insurance Policies When You Put Property In Your Trust

    Remember: Update Insurance Policies When You Put Property In Your Trust
    Keep Your Real Estate Titled to Your Trust. Good planning includes having a Trust and keeping your major assets titled to yourselves as Trustees of the Trust.  (This does not apply to retirement account assets.)  Failing to maintain…
  • Apr 10

    Dangers of Do It Yourself Wills and Trust

    Dangers of Do It Yourself Wills and Trust
    In a previous post, I discussed An Example of What Can Go Wrong When You Make Your Own Will, as well as an article, Consumer Reports: Write Your Own Will? We tested 3 software products that claim to help you … Continue reading →
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California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC
    New York "business divorce" lawyer Peter Mahler blogs about his experiences involving two members of a New York limited liability company who relied on LegalZoom to draft their LLC's operating agreement. New York's LLC act differs from…
  • Jun 19

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California
    The California Labor Commissioner has determined than a driver for Uber was misclassified as an independent contractor rather than as an employee.  The decision is under appeal and will not therefore immediately affect Uber's operations…
  • Jan 3

    New California Laws for 2015

    New California Laws for 2015
    California's many new laws for 2015 include some of interest to employers, including local minimum wage increases in Richmond, San Jose, and other California cities and mandatory paid sick leave starting in July.
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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/
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California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
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Legal Salad

Legal Salad

Covers new developments and various caveats in bankruptcy law. By the Law Offices of Victoria Maydanik.

http://www.lawyervictoria.com/bankruptcy-attorney-blog/
  • Jun 17

    Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy?

    Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy?
    Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy? is a post from: About bankruptcy Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy? is a post from: About bankruptcy The post Do you have to explain…
  • Dec 3

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy
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  • Sep 10

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…
    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcyBankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcy
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Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
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