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GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

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

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

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

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED

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

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

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA
    Recently, the court in Rominger v. County of Colusa found that a lead agency which approved a mitigated negative declaration for a project, can take the seemingly inconsistent position that the proposed project was not a California…
Rank this Week: 3127

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

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

    Santa Clara County Probes into Accident-Prone Driver

    Santa Clara County Probes into Accident-Prone Driver
    Campbell public employees among them  Santa Clara County performed an audit in 2009 that identified a small number a drivers whose poor driving records resulted in the most number of accidents. The San Jose Mercury News reported that in…
  • Jan 6

    Representing Bus Accident Victims Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area

    Representing Bus Accident Victims Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
    We seek full and fair compensation from negligent bus drivers and their companies  In 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported 12,000 bus crashes nationwide and 23,000 people injured as a result. Accidents involving…
  • Dec 17

    Santa Clara County Prepares for the Holiday Season

    Santa Clara County Prepares for the Holiday Season
    DUI holiday crackdown enforced   The holiday season brings family and friends together. However, celebrations can quickly turn into tragedy. Holidays mean more drivers on the road and, unfortunately, more drivers operating vehicles while…
Rank this Week: 2828

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

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

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence
    In 2014, Los Angeles saw a significant jump in violent crime; in fact, it was up 14.3%, according to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti in a January 12 news report at NBC4. According to Beck and Garcetti, the biggest factor in…
  • Dec 11

    No One is Above Being Indicted for a White Collar Crime

    No One is Above Being Indicted for a White Collar Crime
    As experienced Los Angeles white collar crime defense attorneys, we know that regardless of career or social standing, anyone can be accused of or indicted for a white collar crime. These offenses are generally those that are financially…
  • Oct 9

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead
    Five days ago, a fiery three car collision ended with the tragic loss of five lives in Chino. According to a news article at CBS Los Angeles, four of the deceased victims were friends who graduated from Roosevelt High School. Crews were…
Rank this Week: 2887

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2792

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Jan 20

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review

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

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS

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

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

    In case you haven’t heard, there’s . . .
    A new CEQA requirement to evaluate impacts on tribal cultural resources New fracking reporting requirements for oil operators A mandatory change to notary acknowledgment forms A new CDFW CEQA filing fee schedule   In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 2240

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    New Client: Antigua Owners Association of Monarch Beach

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

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

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

    HOAs Required to Accept Partial Payments from Delinquent Homeowner

    HOAs Required to Accept Partial Payments from Delinquent Homeowner
    *New Case LawCollecting delinquent assessments remains one of the more challenging and frustrating aspects of a homeowners association's ("HOA's") operations. Once a delinquent file is forwarded to a HOA's collection company or law firm,…
Rank this Week: 3374

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

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

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right

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

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

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

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

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?
    I have always been a strong advocate that you should be awarded sanctions if you had to bring a motion to get the relief you were entitled to even if the other side complied prior to the hearing on the motion.  However in the case of…
Rank this Week: 3960

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Features analysis and commentary on consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Offices of Jon G. Brooks.

http://www.bayareabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3238

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    IRS TO ISSUE MORE TICKETS TO THE TAX COURT IN 2015

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

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

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

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

    SIXTEEN YEARS LATER: WAS THE 1998 IRS REORGANIZATION GOOD GOVERNMENT OR BAD GOVERNMENT?
    One of the best pieces of writing recently about  the IRS’s continued downward slide, is Professor Emeritus Frank Wolpe’s white paper[1], which was  published by the Taxation Section of the  American Bar Association…
Rank this Week: 3920

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Long Term Consequences To Pleading Guilty To Gun Charge

    Long Term Consequences To Pleading Guilty To Gun Charge
    One of the most overlooked areas of criminal defense is the consequence to the defendant, after a conviction, to his or her gun rights. There are numerous convictions under the statutes that would bar a defendant from possessing or owning a…
  • Jan 2

    Teenagers and the Law

    Teenagers and the Law
    Turning 18 is a very exciting time in a teenager’s life, as well as for their parents. However, for most parents, along with the excitement that a parent feels for their child, there comes the serious reality of just what that means.…
  • Dec 4

    California Law Regarding Battery Charge

    California Law Regarding Battery Charge
    Penal Code 242 – Battery Laws in California The crime of battery is often confused with the crime of assault. This may be due to the frequently used term “assault and battery” which is most commonly used rather than just…
Rank this Week: 4424

Phillips Law Blog

Phillips Law Blog

Covers trends and information dealing with bankruptcy law and employment law. By Christopher Phillips.

http://cphillipslaw.com/bankruptcy-information-assistance/
  • Jan 16

    Ohio Bankruptcy and How to Get Over It

    Ohio Bankruptcy and How to Get Over It
    When it comes to dealing with bankruptcy in Ohio (or anywhere else, for that matter), you require the assistance of an expert. Your bankruptcy lawyer is your best bet when it comes to getting prepared for court appearance, keeping you abreast…
  • Dec 18

    Choosing the Right Bankruptcy Attorney for You

    Choosing the Right Bankruptcy Attorney for You
    Facing bankruptcy could be one of the hardest things that you may experience when you are doing business in the market. There is a lot of people who are becoming depressed and stressed because of this but those things would not bring any good…
  • Dec 17

    What kind of situations would you need the help of Denver Personal Injury Lawyer?

    What kind of situations would you need the help of Denver Personal Injury Lawyer?
    If you have been working in a warehouse where it happened that your neck got sprained for the reason that you had a slip and fall down or else might have had a burn injury due to the improper fitting of the machinery or chimney or if you have…
Rank this Week: 3949

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

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

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

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

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

    Will My Wife Get Spousal Support from Me for Life?

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

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

    Is My Wife Entitled to Half My Business if We Divorce?
    The word “half” in divorce is pretty scary for most men – half the property, half my income and yet she may not be as forthcoming with half the time with the children right? For business owners, the question “is my…
Rank this Week: 2704

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/
  • 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 →
  • Jan 20

    An Example of What Can Go Wrong When You Make Your Own Will.

    An Example of What Can Go Wrong When You Make Your Own Will.
    Do-it-yourself Wills: a sad story of planning gone wrong.  Here is a case study by Janet L. Brewer, detailing some of the bad things that can happen when you make your own Will. Read about John, widow and father, faced … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3068

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/
  • Jan 13

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Business Attorney Doug Schreiber of Anker, Hymes and Schreiber,…
  • Nov 18

    Be Willing to Walk Away in a Negotiation

    Be Willing to Walk Away in a Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: Be willing to walk away. That sometimes is the…
  • Aug 18

    Knowing Your Bottom Line in a Negotiation

    Knowing Your Bottom Line in a Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: You need to know your bottom line.  Nowadays…
Rank this Week: 3583

The Problem is ERISA

The Problem is ERISA

ERISA is the federal law governing employee benefits, like your health insurance. If you get your insurance through your employment, and if you think "insurance" is an enforceable contract that the insurer will cover what it says it will, then you don't have insurance at all -- you only think you do.

http://problemiserisa.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 2171

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Jan 12

    Parable of the Dead Donkey

    Parable of the Dead Donkey
    Punitive damages are greatly misunderstood. The so-called "tort reform" movement is a campaign of misinformation designed to confuse the public about one of the most effective deterrent tools of the civil justice system. Funded by companies…
  • Jan 8

    Honda Faces $70 Million Fine for Under-reporting Injurie

    Honda Faces $70 Million Fine for Under-reporting Injurie
    Stepping up its enforcement authority, the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency ("NHTSA") levied two separate $35 million fines against Honda Motors this week. The total of $70 in penalties is believed to be the highest ever assessed…
  • Dec 2

    Buckle Up For Safety

    Buckle Up For Safety
    The exploding airbag saga is not going away. We previously reported on this problem on October 21, 2014, in a post entitled "Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?" on this site. But now, Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp. appears to be defying…
Rank this Week: 2840

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/
  • Jan 12

    Protecting your assets in an LLC

    Protecting your assets in an LLC
    As we have previously discussed on this blog, limited liability companies (LLCs) have many benefits for business owners. We will now examine one of those benefits more in depth—the protection of your personal assets. In a sole…
  • Dec 13

    Benefits of LLC

    Benefits of LLC
    Small business owners have several choices when they are deciding what type of legal entity is best for their particular business. One legal entity that is particularly popular among entrepreneurs is the limited liability corporation (LLC).…
  • Nov 11

    Common “Gotchas” in Commercial Lease

    Common “Gotchas” in Commercial Lease
    If you operate a business that has a bricks-and-mortar presence, your monthly lease payment is likely among the most significant of your operating expenses. A commercial lease is the document you sign with the owner of the property that…
Rank this Week: 2350

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/
  • Jan 11

    California Appellate Court Rules "Concentrated Cannabis" Counts as Marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act

    California Appellate Court Rules "Concentrated Cannabis" Counts as Marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act
    Earlier last year in December, a California appellate court reversed a lower court's decision holding that concentrated cannabis was not considered "marijuana" under the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. According to one local news source out…
  • Jan 4

    Sonoma County Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charge

    Sonoma County Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charge
    Just last week on New Year's Eve, a Rohnert Park man was arrested and charged with several drug- and gun-related charges after Sonoma County sheriffs found methamphetamine, marijuana, and seven guns in the man's residence. According to one…
  • Dec 17

    Eighth Grader Arrested with Pot and a Gun at Santa Rosa School

    Eighth Grader Arrested with Pot and a Gun at Santa Rosa School
    Earlier this month in Santa Rosa, an eighth-grade boy was arrested after he was caught with a pellet gun and some marijuana on school property. According to a report by the Press Democrat, several other students saw the boy with the gun and…
Rank this Week: 3772

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Jan 11

    Personal Opinion

    Personal Opinion
    QUESTION: Is a board member allowed to vote on an issue according to his own personal opinions? Example: board member personally does not like a certain type of tree so he votes against planting them in the common areas. ANSWER: Personal…
  • Jan 5

    30th Anniversary Celebration

    30th Anniversary Celebration
    30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! Governor George Deukmejian and the Board of Directors of the Foundation for California Community Association Education invite you to a celebration for the entire community association industry–the 30th…
  • Dec 14

    ARC Overruled

    ARC Overruled
    QUESTION: Can the board of directors overrule an architectural committee’s approval of a homeowner’s application? ANSWER: Depending on how the committee is structured by your governing documents, an architectural committee either…
Rank this Week: 2049

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    What is a Divorce Deposition?

    What is a Divorce Deposition?
    What is a divorce deposition? Just like each marriage is different, each divorce case is also different. Some divorces are uncontested with few major issues and with couples agreeing on a settlement relatively easily and efficiently. Other…
  • Dec 23

    Child Support Enforcement in California

    Child Support Enforcement in California
    Child Support Enforcement in California. When a judge officially finalizes your divorce—approving any settlement agreements, issuing orders for child support or spousal support, and legally dissolving your marriage—you may feel a…
  • Dec 4

    Can My Spouse Stop Our Divorce?

    Can My Spouse Stop Our Divorce?
    Can my spouse stop our divorce? After a petition for dissolution of marriage is filed, spouses may argue over many issues before the divorce is finally granted by the California family court. Issues that may cause contention include property…
Rank this Week: 3516

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jan 9

    Can the State Seek Restitution After a Class Action Settlement?

    Can the State Seek Restitution After a Class Action Settlement?
    In The People of the State of California v. IntelliGender, LLC, 771 F.3d 1169 (9th Cir. Nov. 7, 2014) (Wardlaw, J.), the Ninth Circuit said the answer is “no.”  A federal court had approved a class action settlement involving…
  • Dec 4

    Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit

    Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit
    On November 26, 2014, the Seventh Circuit (Posner, J.) issued its order upon rehearing of Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp. (Case No. 14-8003). Motorola still effectively lost the appeal, but the Court’s more circumspect…
  • Nov 19

    Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Three Billy Goats Gruff
    (You know . . .  the fairy tale about trolls.) This summer, PwC published its 2014 Patent Litigation Study.  The tagline of the study is “[a]s case volume leaps, damages continue general decline.” Some of they key…
Rank this Week: 3146

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: 3048

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys…

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By the Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy.

http://www.sacramento-bankruptcy-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception
    As a Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorney, my potential clients are often concerned with the ramifications of filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy Petition. It is my job to help people understand and explain some of the myths that surround…
  • Jun 3

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES
    Sacramento area residents considering a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy should be aware the Eastern District of California has decided to raise the costs of filing a case effective June 01, 2014. The new Chapter 7 filing fee for the…
  • Mar 5

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce
    Yesterday, a local Sacramento man received a 17 year sentence for committing Bankruptcy Fraud after filing for Chapter 7. Steven Zinnel was convicted last July of hiding assets during his bankruptcy in an effort to avoid paying his wife…
Rank this Week: 4981

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell Part 2

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell Part 2
    In the previous blog, there was discussion on possible defenses for DUI. While an arrest is stressful and often traumatic, it does not necessarily have to lead to a conviction if the right defenses are available. The strength of each…
  • Jan 2

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell – Part 1

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell – Part 1
    If you have been arrested for a DUI, this does not mean that you are automatically found guilty and will be sentenced. This means that officers believed there was a reasonable suspicion that you were under the influence while operating a…
  • Dec 26

    What Can I do to Ensure Successful Defense of a Los Angeles DUI?

    What Can I do to Ensure Successful Defense of a Los Angeles DUI?
    If you have been arrested for a DUI, you have not yet been charged or convicted. Officers will sent their report over to the Prosecutor’s office, and then prosecutors will determine if the State will take action and bring criminal…
Rank this Week: 4838

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

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

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 7

    In the News (California): Consumer Reports released new ratings on more than 170 physician groups statewide

    In the News (California): Consumer Reports released new ratings on more than 170 physician groups statewide
    The new data, released by Consumer Reports this week, could help the tens of thousands of Californians picking out new health care plans and doctors for individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (Open enrollment runs through February…
  • Dec 22

    2014 Year in Review

    2014 Year in Review
    As 2014 comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to extend our warmest thanks and sincerest appreciation for entrusting our firm with the privilege of representing you in your case. This year we have continued our fight…
  • Dec 19

    Safe Travels During the Holiday

    Safe Travels During the Holiday
    The holidays are meant to be a time for family, celebration and cheer. However, traveling during the holidays can be a stressful occasion, especially if you are making long drives during rough winter conditions. To help ease the stress and…
Rank this Week: 2858

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    Local Bar Association Files Amicus Brief in Baker Botts v. ASARCO Case

    Local Bar Association Files Amicus Brief in Baker Botts v. ASARCO Case
    Baker Botts L.L.P. et al. v. ASARCO L.L.C., currently pending before the Supreme Court of the United States, is of particular interest to bankruptcy practitioners because this decision will have far-reaching effects regarding attorney’s…
  • Nov 24

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit
    Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali in San Francisco said last week that he will allow a direct appeal to the Ninth Circuit from one of his rulings in the bankruptcy of Howrey LLP, skipping an intermediate appeal to the U.S. District Court.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1927

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate taxes, probate, trusts, wills and estate planning. By Julia Burt Law and El Paseo Law Group.

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015
    California has roughly 900 new laws that will go into effect in 2015. Some of the highlights are: Immigrant Driver's Licenses The DMV will now issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants if they meet every qualification including…
  • Dec 15

    Palm Desert Estate Planning Attorney Discusses the A/B Trust

    Palm Desert Estate Planning Attorney Discusses the A/B Trust
    We have previously discussed the importance of keeping your estate plan up-to-date. It's a good rule of thumb to have an experienced estate planning attorney review your documents at least every five years. Out dated documents may have…
  • Apr 8

    401(k) Beneficiary Problems for Palm Springs Resident

    401(k) Beneficiary Problems for Palm Springs Resident
    As Palm Desert estate planning attorneys, we frequently see clients with beneficiary designation issues. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlights this integral part of estate planning. A Will or Trust is very important but will…
Rank this Week: 3561

California Injury Attorney Blog

California Injury Attorney Blog

Covers California car accident, malpractice and products liability law. By Hersh & Hersh.

http://www.californiainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Why We Practice Law

    Why We Practice Law
    It is very difficult to understand why unfortunate things happen to wonderful people. Serious injury caused by the negligence of another person or a defective product, can leave a victim in pain. It can also lead to a sense of vulnerability…
  • Jul 24

    Apple Workers Claim Wage and Hour Violation

    Apple Workers Claim Wage and Hour Violation
    The San Francisco Bay Area is the home of great technology innovation and often the public assumes because this sector is healthy and vibrant, tech workers are as well. But not so fast. Workers at Apple are claiming in another class action…
  • May 15

    Traumatic Brain Injury: How does it happen? How do you know if it has happened to you?

    Traumatic Brain Injury: How does it happen? How do you know if it has happened to you?
    Often called concussion, post concussion syndrome or mild traumatic brain injury, these injuries can happen to anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision, particularly if you are struck from the rear. If your head and neck flex and extend…
Rank this Week: 4847

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Jan 5

    Law and Movie

    Law and Movie
    2014 wasn't much of a year for courtroom dramas, unless you want to count The Judge, which I really don't. That movie's only redeeming feature was the chance to watch two great actors, Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr., ply their trade.…
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
Rank this Week: 4100

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip
    Immigration Attorney Chuck Miller lists his Top Ten H-1B tips for employers and professional employees, in advance of the start of the April 1, 2015 H-1B filing periodEmployers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers…
  • Nov 26

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    Bulletin: President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action
     Click Here to download the Bulletin in Adobe PDF format...                                                  …
  • Nov 24

    President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action-What Individuals and Employers Need to Know

    President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action-What Individuals and Employers Need to Know
    On November 20, 2014, President Obama delivered remarks in a national address regarding his Immigration Accountability Executive Action[1], which will provide wide-reaching relief to millions of undocumented persons. While the President's…
Rank this Week: 4490

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
  • Jan 3

    Update of California Employment Laws 2015

    Update of California Employment Laws 2015
    It is that time of year again for California employers revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California employment laws that take effect on January 1, 2015, or shortly thereafter. This year there is…
  • Dec 7

    Timeline for Felix v. AAA Class Member Checks Released

    Timeline for Felix v. AAA Class Member Checks Released
    According to the claims administrator, Simpluris, the timeline for the class member distribution is as follows: 12/05/2014 – Disbursement Database sent to Counsel 12/10/2014 – Deadline for Disbursement Database to be approved by…
  • Jun 18

    California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014

    California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014
    Although many employees and employers are aware of the upcoming change to the California state minimum wage, for those not paying attention (no pun intended) the California state minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour…
Rank this Week: 3972

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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.
  • Nov 5

    California Local Minimum Wage Increases 2014

    California Local Minimum Wage Increases 2014
    In the November 2014 elections, voters in the Northern California cities of San Francisco and Oakland have approved local increases to the minimum wage, that will apply to employees working within the city limits: San Francisco: The minimum…
  • Sep 23

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase
    Following an increase in the California state minimum wage (with another coming in 2015), Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed raising the City's minimum wage by steps to $13.25 by 2017. San Francisco already has, and San Diego…
Rank this Week: 2204

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • Jan 2

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract
    Where an employment contract is ambiguous, it will be construed most strongly against the party preparing it or employing the words concerning which doubt arises. This rule applies to contracts prepared by the employer, or by the employer's…
  • Jan 2

    Harris and Mixed Motives in Discrimination Case

    Harris and Mixed Motives in Discrimination Case
    The Supreme Court of California determined in Harris v. City of Santa Monica (2013) 56 Cal.4th 203, the proper remedy permitted for a plaintiff in a discrimination employment case under the Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) where, although…
  • Jun 9

    Martinez v. Combs and the Expanded Definition of “Employer”

    Martinez v. Combs and the Expanded Definition of “Employer”
    The California Supreme Court has recently expanded the definition of “employer” and what it means to “employ” for the purposes of Labor Code wage and hour violations. In the case of Martinez v. Combs, plaintiffs were seasonal…
Rank this Week: 2126

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 1

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year, 2015!Below are some links about the New Year.  Among other things, New York has banned taking selfie photos with tigers, lions, and other big…
  • Dec 19

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
  • Nov 30

    Appellate Case Timeline

    Appellate Case Timeline
    The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about the length of time that recent Supreme Court cases from the last five years were pending by the time they reached the apex court.  This article only considers cases where the…
Rank this Week: 3906

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
  • Jan 1

    IRS Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions for 2015

    IRS Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions for 2015
    The IRS released their gift and estate tax exemption numbers for 2015 a few months back. In case you missed it they are: GIFT TAX: It remains at $14,000 per donor per donee.  So a husband and wife can do … Continue reading…
  • Dec 9

    International Will

    International Will
    I have been practicing law since 1994. I have been extremely focused on the areas of estate and probate law during that time.  Through those years I have a number of clients who have property in other countries. Usually we ……
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 3128

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Dec 31

    Is This the Future?

    Is This the Future?
    Is the computer really replacing the dealership's "Sales Lot"? Well, maybe not completely, but at least one national dealer is ramping up its online presence. AutoNation is pumping up to $100 million into a "digital storefront" program led by…
  • Nov 30

    Changing Demographic

    Changing Demographic
    I just returned from the SF Auto Show with my 12 year old son. It's a family tradition that takes place each Thanksgiving weekend, year after year. So what's different this year? Changing demographics for sure. See the picture of...
  • Sep 30

    Intersection, Part II

    Intersection, Part II
    Well the Supremes are now involved. No, not those Supremes, but the California Supreme Court. In my June post I talked about two "take-home" exposure cases which were decided by the California Court of Appeals. The first case was Kesner...
Rank this Week: 2927

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/
  • Dec 30

    5 Additional Ways to Find the Right Attorney For You

    5 Additional Ways to Find the Right Attorney For You
    6. WHAT CONTINUING EDUCATION DOES THE ATTORNEY TAKE? Every attorney in California is required to take continuing education. However, the types of courses and content of the courses is left to the discretion of the attorney. You want to…
  • Dec 29

    5 Ways to Find the Right Attorney For You

    5 Ways to Find the Right Attorney For You
    1. PRIOR RESULTS ARE NO GUARANTEE A lot of attorneys like to tell you about their other cases. However, your case is different. Each case has its own facts. Just because they got someone else millions of dollars does not...
  • Dec 27

    5 More Things You MUST Do After A Car Accident

    5 More Things You MUST Do After A Car Accident
    6. CHECK FOR WITNESSES Some people may stop, look around, and then leave. If you see these people, get their information. Talk to them. You want their name, number, address, and any other information they will give. You may need...
Rank this Week: 2737

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Dec 30

    2015 News & 2014 Most Viewed CA Estate Planning & Probate Blog Post

    2015 News & 2014 Most Viewed CA Estate Planning & Probate Blog Post
    Season's greetings and happy new year! This is my last post of 2014. News: Elected to State Bar of California Board of Trustees   Here I am consulting with Terri. If you'd like to discuss asset protection, here's a good place to start…
  • Nov 26

    Helping Your Parents Plan Their Estate

    Helping Your Parents Plan Their Estate
    As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, millions of Americans are finding themselves in an awkward, critical position: their elderly parents need assistance with their estate planning, but they are hesitant to ask for help from their…
  • Nov 26

    Helping Your Elderly Parents Plan Their Estate

    Helping Your Elderly Parents Plan Their Estate
    As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, millions of Americans are finding themselves in an awkward, critical position: their elderly parents are need assistance with their estate planning, but they are hesitant to ask for help from…
Rank this Week: 4968

The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

Covers the wine business, focusing on law-related issues, marketing trends and how the law interplays with that, and occasional posts about wine enjoyment. By Kevin Guidry.

http://thewinebarblog.com
  • Dec 28

    Update on The Wine Bar Blog

    Update on The Wine Bar Blog
    Dear friends and readers, As you may have noticed, it has been a few months since new content was added to The Wine Bar Blog.  Due to personal reasons, I have chosen to temporarily stop adding new content.  For the … Continue…
  • Aug 23

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking
    The question often comes up, even for lawyers who are well-versed in trademark law, what is the difference between labeling laws that govern alcohol labeling and trademark laws that have a direct impact on the content of alcohol labels. The…
  • Jul 19

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry
    Diageo is currently fighting a lawsuit regarding a Missouri distributor named Major Brands; the lawsuit involves, in part, various states’ franchise law.  Franchise law is, indeed, a complex area of law that can sneak up on…
Rank this Week: 2736

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 27

    Update on Probate Courtrooms at Stanley Mosk / Los Angeles Superior Court

    Update on Probate Courtrooms at Stanley Mosk / Los Angeles Superior Court
    Fortunately we will see two more probate courtrooms at the Los Angeles Superior Court.  The additional two courts will give us a total of six at the Central Courthouse. The six courts will be allocated as follows: Dept. 5 (2nd floor):…
  • Nov 18

    Probate Court Program at Stanley Mosk Courthouse

    Probate Court Program at Stanley Mosk Courthouse
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, attended the Ex-Parte Probate Court Program Presented by Trusts and Estates Section of the Los Angeles Bar Association at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, California. Speakers…
  • Sep 7

    Los Angeles Bar Association Trust and Wills Symposium

    Los Angeles Bar Association Trust and Wills Symposium
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, is looking forward to attending the People Behaving Badly: Trustees and Beneficiaries Abusing Each Other and Settlors program being presented on September 19, 2014, at the Millennium Biltmore Grand,…
Rank this Week: 3609

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • 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…
  • Dec 18

    Can I Terminate My Probation Early in California?

    Can I Terminate My Probation Early in California?
    If you were convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to serve a period of time on probation as a result in California you are likely counting the days until your probation is over. You may also be wondering “ Can I terminate my…
Rank this Week: 3169

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
  • Dec 24

    Claremonts Ready for Golden State Water System Takeover

    Claremonts Ready for Golden State Water System Takeover
    In early November of this year, Claremont resident voters backed a measure that gave the city the ability to borrow as much as $135 million dollars to acquire Golden State Water Co., a private water company servicing the City of Claremont.…
  • Nov 19

    Redevelopment Is Back in California

    Redevelopment Is Back in California
    Back in 2011, Governor Jerry Brown abolished redevelopment agencies in California successfully gaining $1.5 billion of the redevelopment funding to close California’s budget gap. Recently, three bills have reached the Governor’s…
  • Oct 13

    Studio City Residents and Community Groups Seek to Stop Property Owner’s Redevelopment Plains: Open Space vs. Condo

    Studio City Residents and Community Groups Seek to Stop Property Owner’s Redevelopment Plains: Open Space vs. Condo
    Open Space vs. Condos Proposed development of a portion of the privately-owned 17 acre Weddington Golf and Tennis, located on the banks of the Los Angeles River in Studio City, is a hot topic of debate between Studio City residents and the…
Rank this Week: 4274

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Dec 22

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat
    Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?”   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently.…
  • Nov 10

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
Rank this Week: 1895

Smaller Reporting Company's…

Smaller Reporting Company's Securities Blog

Covers securities law issues for entrepreneurs, emerging companies, investors and shareholders. By Stoecklein Law Group, LLP.

http://slgsecurities.com/
  • Dec 22

    F-Squared hit with $35M SEC penalty

    F-Squared hit with $35M SEC penalty
    Originally posted on America's Markets:Fast-growing money management firm F-Squared has agreed to pay $35 million and admit wrongdoing for defrauding investors with false ads about the firm’s flagship product, a federal regulator…
  • Feb 18

    {Video} The difference between Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist

    {Video} The difference between Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist
    Originally posted on Fabulous & Money Savvy:Successful entrepreneur and CEO, Jay Adelson, demystifies the start-up process by providing advice, tips, and answering questions. Today Jay discusses funding and explains the difference between…
  • Feb 3

    SEC Suspends Trading in 255 “Shell” Companie

    SEC Suspends Trading in 255 “Shell” Companie
    Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Press Release announcing that as a result of its micro-cap fraud-fighting initiative they named “Operation Shell-Expel”, they suspended trading in 255 dormant shell…
Rank this Week: 3804

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/
  • Dec 22

    Family Law Lawyers' Vacation, Problem

    Family Law Lawyers' Vacation, Problem
    As family law lawyers, we are used to emergencies - goes with the territory. Judges like to say that sorting out Christmas visitation is not an emergency, since it always comes at the same time every year. Well, that doesn't stop clients. …
  • Aug 14

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....
    Regardless of one's position on gay rights, every thinking being has to admit that married people need to have a place to get divorced when their marriage falls apart and they meet the standards for divorce in their home state. If they…
  • Jul 11

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution
    OK, so the headline is a slight exaggeration, but the effect is the same: Shasta's Judge Gary Gibson doesn't seem to think you have a Constitutional right to refuse to be a witness against yourself, and God protect the attorney who tells you…
Rank this Week: 4526