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Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

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

    The War Is Civil No More. Now, it’s A Trademark!

    The War Is Civil No More. Now, it’s A Trademark!
    When I say the words “Civil War” what images are brought to mind? Perhaps Abraham Lincoln in a stovepipe hat or Robert E. Lee astride his horse, Traveler, or maybe tintype photographs of Atlanta shortly after General Sherman and…
  • Apr 15

    Google, Viacom Settle Billion Dollar YouTube Copyright Case

    Google, Viacom Settle Billion Dollar YouTube Copyright Case
    Originally filed in 2007, Viacom has settled its federal copyright infringement lawsuit against Google for allegedly allowing tens of thousands of videos and video clips to be posted on its popular YouTube site. Both companies announced the…
  • Apr 10

    AB-2026 Mobilehome Park Denial of Tenancy

    AB-2026 Mobilehome Park Denial of Tenancy
    Your help is needed to defeat harmful mobilehome park denial of tenancy legislation-AB 2026. This bill will put numerous limitations and restrictions on your ability as a park owner/manager to evaluate and approve a prospective…
Rank this Week: 3123

Orange County Injury Attorney Blog

Orange County Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, car safety tips and travel safety information. By Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.

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

    The Perils of Semi-Truck Accidents: How To Determine Fault?

    The Perils of Semi-Truck Accidents: How To Determine Fault?
    While it may be hard to believe, around 170,000 individuals are injured every year in trucking accidents. Further, one eighth of all auto-related deaths involve large commercial freighters. So why don't you hear more about these commonplace…
  • Apr 9

    Pedestrian Saved by Placentia Good Samaritan

    Pedestrian Saved by Placentia Good Samaritan
    In a case of miraculous tragedy, a Good Samaritan saved a pedestrian from sure death late Saturday evening in Placentia. The pedestrian was clipped by a car at the intersection of Melrose and La Jolla streets and lay unconscious in the road…
  • Apr 7

    Another Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accident in Huntington Beach

    Another Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accident in Huntington Beach
    Orange County residents had to endue yet another horrific hit-and-run bicycle accident over the weekend. It seems there is no end in sight for such an alarming trend that is taking the lives of many innocent, unsuspecting individuals. The…
Rank this Week: 3563

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

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

    Are electronic signatures valid in the employment setting?

    Are electronic signatures valid in the employment setting?
    Generally, yes, and surprisingly this is one area that legislation is well ahead of the general adoption of the technical capabilities available in the marketplace. For example, in 1999 the California Legislature enacted the Uniform…
  • Feb 26

    Interviewed for KTLA news story about employers' use of social media in the workplace

    Interviewed for KTLA news story about employers' use of social media in the workplace
    I was interviewed for a news story that aired on KTLA here in Los Angeles about employer’s use of social media in evaluating applicants and employees. I’ve been writing and speaking about this topic for at least five years now,…
  • Feb 6

    Are on-duty meal periods valid in California?

    Are on-duty meal periods valid in California?
    As many California employers know, ignoring or failing to comply with the requirements of providing meal and rest breaks in California can create huge liability for companies. California law does allow for “on-duty” meal periods,…
Rank this Week: 4453

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching. By Eleanor Southers.

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

    ASKING A GROUP

    ASKING A GROUP
    For the last couple of weeks we have been working on just plain old asking for what we want.  Now let’s explore asking a group for something we want.  Here we can use some of our techniques for public speaking to think about…
  • Apr 7

    ASKING IS GETTING

    ASKING IS GETTING
    Ever hear the old phrase “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”?    Well, its true.  Last week you were tasked with asking one person for what you wanted.  Did you do that?  Did you think about…
  • Mar 31

    ASKING FOR BUSINESS

    ASKING FOR BUSINESS
    Some attorneys, especially women, think that asking for business is right up there with being a really bad person.  The Yellow Paper Series at nextion.com  published a recent article which followed a research project to find out if…
Rank this Week: 3117

California Corporate & Business…

California Corporate & Business Law Blog

Reports on California corporations, start-ups, and small businesses. By Soofi Legal Counsel.

http://business.soofilc.com
  • Apr 14

    Cybersecurity Requirements Businesses Should Demand from Vendor

    Cybersecurity Requirements Businesses Should Demand from Vendor
    With massive data breaches that have recently wreaked havoc on privacy concerns among U.S. businesses and consumers, a growing number of companies are now demanding that vendors fill out questionnaires to show proof of cybersecurity measures.…
  • Apr 9

    Disney’s Frozen Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Snowman and Hungry Moose Teaser

    Disney’s Frozen Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Snowman and Hungry Moose Teaser
    Disney’s Frozen is at the center of another copyright lawsuit.  Certainly, allegations of theft in Hollywood are common, but this one is unique in that it alleges a dispute with Frozen’s film teaser — not the film…
  • Apr 9

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment
    Kay Jewelers (Photo credit: JeepersMedia) Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry has been sued for massive gender discrimination and sexual harassment spanning nearly 15 years.  According…
Rank this Week: 2418

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

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

    GM Recalls Recalled Cars for New Defect

    GM Recalls Recalled Cars for New Defect
    General Motors (“GM”) has issued a new recall to replace another part of the ignition mechanism in small cars that had already been recalled for faulty ignition switches.  The new recall is for 2003 to 2011 car models,…
  • Apr 8

    T-Mobile Settles Robocall Class Action Suit

    T-Mobile Settles Robocall Class Action Suit
    T-Mobile USA Inc. has agreed to settle a putative consumer class action in the amount of $5 million. The suit alleges that T-Mobile used autodialing technology to call non T-Mobile customers on their cellular telephones for telemarketing…
  • Apr 7

    Hotel Fees at the Center of Recent Class Action Investigation

    Hotel Fees at the Center of Recent Class Action Investigation
    A recent  investigation has been launched to explore the possibility of a class action lawsuit against hotel chains who engage in deceitful practices regarding hotel fees. Specifically, there have been numerous complaints over the…
Rank this Week: 2463

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: 2934

Ribbons and Red Tape

Ribbons and Red Tape

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

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

    Keep 'em Safe on your Horse and Don't Lose $300 grand

    Keep 'em Safe on your Horse and Don't Lose $300 grand
    A recent equine law Florida case provides valuable insights into ways YOU can avoid liability when allowing anyone to ride your horse.It is such a shame that fear of liability has caused so many of us to become hyperaware and fearful of…
  • Apr 7

    Euthanize Moody Mares! And other thoughts on a crazy Court Decision

    Euthanize Moody Mares! And other thoughts on a crazy Court Decision
    Over on Twitter (come and follow me!) we've been having various discussions about the recent Connecticut court ruling.  If you haven't been brought up to speed- please make yourself aware of the case and its potential ramifications as…
  • Mar 31

    Marketing your Horse Business (a guest post!)

    Marketing your Horse Business (a guest post!)
    Are you a member of enough social media sites?  It certainly overwhelms me with how many sites I am told by various gurus that I should join.  Some of them really work for networking and promoting content!  But there is one old…
Rank this Week: 3735

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2531

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/
  • Apr 13

    What can you do about wage garnishment?

    What can you do about wage garnishment?
    With a judgment in hand, a creditor can garnish the person’s wages. Typically, a creditor can take 25% of net earnings from each  pay check until the entire debt – plus collection fees – is paid off. What can you do if…
  • Feb 8

    21 things NOT to do at the 341 Meeting of Creditor

    21 things NOT to do at the 341 Meeting of Creditor
    If you file a bankruptcy petition, you will normally be required to attend one court meeting, called 341 Meeting of Creditors.  This meeting is a very important step to getting your debts discharged. 341 Meeting is brief and…
  • Jan 14

    Are you affected by the new California law on collecting old debt?

    Are you affected by the new California law on collecting old debt?
    If you live in California and have old debt – debt that you have not been able to make payments on for the last few years – you may be affected by the new California law regarding debt collection. For many common types of debts…
Rank this Week: 4092

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law, asylum, and public benefits. By The Law Office of Geri Kahn.

http://www.californiaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4391

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

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

    Collection Statute of Limitation

    Collection Statute of Limitation
    QUESTION: What is the statute of limitations for collecting delinquent assessments? ANSWER: Statutes of limitations (SOL) are laws that restrict the time period within which legal proceedings may be brought. For example, if a driver runs a…
  • Apr 6

    Free Speech and Porn

    Free Speech and Porn
    QUESTION: Our HOA held an election but never received the results. I heard about it through the grapevine. I emailed the board and never received a reply. I was of the understanding that election results are supposed to be published. ANSWER:…
  • Mar 23

    Drunk Board Member

    Drunk Board Member
    QUESTION: What do you do about a board member who shows up drunk at meetings? ANSWER: To avoid personal liability for their actions/decisions, directors must perform their fiduciary duties “with such care, including reasonable inquiry,…
Rank this Week: 3102

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/
  • Apr 12

    Tips for Choosing a Southern California Nursing Home for A Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

    Tips for Choosing a Southern California Nursing Home for A Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease
    The decision to place a loved one with Alzheimer's disease into a Southern California nursing home is a difficult decision. However, you may feel more comfortable about the decision if you've done your homework to research nursing homes in…
  • Apr 6

    Feeding Tubes in Southern California Nursing Home

    Feeding Tubes in Southern California Nursing Home
    Thousands of elders reside in nursing homes in Southern California. Many of them require a feeding tube temporarily, or even on a permanent basis. Feeding tubes may prove the only source of nutrition for some residents of California nursing…
  • Mar 29

    Wandering In Nursing Homes: What You Need To Know

    Wandering In Nursing Homes: What You Need To Know
    According to the World Health Organization, dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people. Dementia, which is a syndrome in which there is a deterioration in memory, behavior and thinking, causes many who…
Rank this Week: 3271

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    California Crimes: Misdemeanors, Felonies, and ‘Wobblers’ – Understanding the Difference

    California Crimes: Misdemeanors, Felonies, and ‘Wobblers’ – Understanding the Difference
    As seasoned Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys, we understand that many people do not really know the difference between a misdemeanor and felony offense.  In California, there are also criminal offenses that are classified as…
  • Mar 27

    After 32 Years in Prison, Judge Orders Release of 74-year-old Los Angeles Woman Convicted of 1981 Murder

    After 32 Years in Prison, Judge Orders Release of 74-year-old Los Angeles Woman Convicted of 1981 Murder
    Mary Virginia Jones, a 74-year-old Los Angeles woman who has been incarcerated for 32 years in connection with a 1981 murder, was scheduled to be released from prison on March 25, according to a news article at CBS Los Angeles.  A judge…
  • Mar 20

    Obstruction of Justice Charges in California

    Obstruction of Justice Charges in California
    In California as in every state, the judicial system’s integrity hinges on honest actions by participants, without fear of reprisals; when a participant does not act honestly, he or she may be charged with obstruction of justice. …
Rank this Week: 3156

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

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

http://celavoice.org/
  • Apr 11

    The Educational-Entertainment Complex exposed, under fire

    The Educational-Entertainment Complex exposed, under fire
    By Guest Blogger:  Matthew A. Kaufman The National Labor Relations Board recently publicized the NCAA’s playbook.  For sports fans, the NLRB revealed all the things that we kind of knew (or should have known) were true, but…
  • Apr 8

    Equal Pay Day and the elusive gender pay gap

    Equal Pay Day and the elusive gender pay gap
    By Elizabeth Kristen April 8, 2014, is “Equal Pay Day” in the United States. On average, women earn less than men. In fact, in 2012, full-time working women earned only 77% of what men made. That means the average woman must work…
  • Apr 2

    Pillage in private: Raiders try to punt cheerleader wage claims into arbitration

    Pillage in private: Raiders try to punt cheerleader wage claims into arbitration
    Employee and consumer advocates have been screaming for years about the harsh realities of arbitration clauses.  We’ve decried them for being secret; for being unfair; and unconscionable and unconstitutional.  Like the frog in…
Rank this Week: 2827

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Never Wait Until the Last Minute to Make a Will

    Never Wait Until the Last Minute to Make a Will
    Ideally, estate planning is something you do long before it becomes necessary. It is never a good idea to wait until you are on your deathbed to make a will. You may run out of time before you can execute a will that meets with the legal…
  • Apr 10

    What You Need to Know about Estate Planning and “The Cloud”

    What You Need to Know about Estate Planning and “The Cloud”
    In the Internet age, your estate no longer includes just physical property but digital assets like social media accounts, cloud storage and even computer-based currency. Taking stock of your digital assets is therefore an essential part of…
  • Apr 9

    Family Heirlooms Can Lead to Family Litigation

    Family Heirlooms Can Lead to Family Litigation
    We often read stories about heirs fighting over a deceased relative's multimillion-dollar fortune. But some estate disputes arise over seemingly trivial matters. The common thread in many of these disputes is insufficient direction from the…
Rank this Week: 2634

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    2015 H-1B Lottery Held; Winners get Receipt Notices Not Rejection

    2015 H-1B Lottery Held; Winners get Receipt Notices Not Rejection
    On April 10, 2014, the USCIS randomly selected 85,000 H-1B petitions in what is popularly called the H-1B lottery.    The random selection was necessary because the agency received approximately 172,500 new H-1B petitions.  The…
  • Apr 9

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery
    On April 7, 2014, the USCIS  announcedthat the heavy volume of cap-subject H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2015, has required that the filing period close after five business days of receipts.  Due to the large number of cases…
  • Mar 2

    Book Excerpt: PERM process for employment green cards from Immigration Law in the Workplace

    Book Excerpt: PERM process for employment green cards from Immigration Law in the Workplace
    Foreign workers applying for permanent resident (green card) status under certainclassifications, such as the employment based third preference classification(EB-3) and employment based second preference classification (EB-2), except for…
Rank this Week: 4342

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Tragic Orland Bus Truck Accident

    Tragic Orland Bus Truck Accident
    Our hearts go out to the parents and relatives of the High School students tragically killed and seriously injured in a Federal Express vs Tour Bus Accident near Orland on Thursday, April 10th. The accident occurred when a tour bus was…
  • Mar 31

    Sacramento Car Accidents: Children on the Road

    Sacramento Car Accidents: Children on the Road
    No auto accident is more tragic than those involving children. It is incumbent upon everyone to act carefully when traveling to ensure that youngsters are protected from harm, whether that means - using proper child safety seats, slowing down…
  • Mar 5

    Inflatable Bicycle Helmet

    Inflatable Bicycle Helmet
    The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 677 cyclists were killed and 48,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2011. Wearing a helmet is the most effective means of protecting against a head injury.…
Rank this Week: 3942

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Update: 10 Killed in Orland, California Bus Accident

    Update: 10 Killed in Orland, California Bus Accident
    CNN is reporting that a total of 10 people have passed away due to the Fed-Ex big rig truck crash with the bus in Orland, California yesterday. The fatalities from the Northern California bus crash include the drivers of both the FedEx truck…
  • Apr 10

    Northern California Bus Accident With Fed-Ex Truck Kills 9

    Northern California Bus Accident With Fed-Ex Truck Kills 9
    A tragic California bus accident today, in which a bus was struck by a Fed-Ex big rig truck, has resulted in at least nine deaths and numerous injuries. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Northern California bus crash occurred when the…
  • Apr 2

    Pasadena Big Rig Truck Accidents Caused by Rain - No Serious Injurie

    Pasadena Big Rig Truck Accidents Caused by Rain - No Serious Injurie
    Fortunately, after two Pasadena big rig truck freeway accidents this week, caused by the overnight rain that came down both nights, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that no occupants of the big rig trucks or other people on the freeway…
Rank this Week: 4731

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Redlands, CA VA Benefit

    Redlands, CA VA Benefit
    All attorneys are not created equal, and this is something to keep in mind if you are a veteran who is interested in planning for the future. While virtually everyone in the legal profession is completely sincere and well-intentioned,…
  • Apr 4

    Estate Administration: Who Does The Legwork?

    Estate Administration: Who Does The Legwork?
    Recording your final wishes on paper is all well and good and it is of course quite necessary. But as you are doing so you must also recognize the fact that somebody is going to have to carry out your...
  • Mar 18

    Engage A VA Accredited Elder Law Attorney

    Engage A VA Accredited Elder Law Attorney
    The legal profession spans many different specialties, and each individual attorney is generally going to be an expert in a particular aspect of the law. This is something to keep in mind when you are interested in planning ahead for...
Rank this Week: 2619

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
  • Apr 10

    Filing Bankruptcy without Your Spouse in California, Part 2

    Filing Bankruptcy without Your Spouse in California, Part 2
    In my last blog post I discussed how, in a community property state like California, property in a marriage is either "community property" or "separate property," and how those types of property are treated if only one spouse files…
  • Apr 9

    Filing Bankruptcy without Your Spouse in California, a Community Property State: Property Issue

    Filing Bankruptcy without Your Spouse in California, a Community Property State: Property Issue
    IF BANKRUPTCY IS A FEDERAL COURT PROCEDURE, WHY DOES CALIFORNIA LAW MATTER? Even though the U.S. Constitution gives the federal government the power "to establish . . . uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United…
  • Mar 6

    Can I Buy a Vehicle During a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Can I Buy a Vehicle During a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    Chapter 13 "adjustment of debts" is an incredibly good tool for dealing with many situations, often much better than Chapter 7 "straight bankruptcy." If you owe income or property taxes, are behind on child support or your mortgage, have a…
Rank this Week: 3546

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

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

    H-1B Cap Met in a Quick 5 Day

    H-1B Cap Met in a Quick 5 Day
    This year’s H-1B cap was reached in a mere 5 days, a rate rapid enough to aggravate members of the Silicon Valley tech industry. The speed at which the cap was met indicates the great need for skilled foreign workers, especially…
  • Mar 3

    How to Update or Correct Your Immigration Record

    How to Update or Correct Your Immigration Record
    USCIS identifies 5 ways to update or correct immigration records, depending on which document must be changed. Employees should be aware of each of these ways, especially after the resolution of an E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC).…
  • Feb 28

    March 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    March 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The new visa bulletin is out at this link: March 2014 Visa Bulletin Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries, except India (November 15, 2004) and China (February…
Rank this Week: 4292

The May Firm Blog

The May Firm Blog

Covers issues related to personal injury cases.

http://www.mayfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 10

    California Drunk Driving Accidents | DUI Injury Attorney

    California Drunk Driving Accidents | DUI Injury Attorney
    California Drunk Driving Accidents Require An Injury Attorney If you or a loved one has been injured in a California drunk driving accident, you will likely require the legal services of a car accident injury attorney. According to Mothers…
  • Apr 10

    California Drunk Driving Accidents | DUI Injury Attorney

    California Drunk Driving Accidents | DUI Injury Attorney
    California Drunk Driving Accidents Require An Injury Attorney If you or a loved one has been injured in a California drunk driving accident, you will likely require the legal services of a car accident injury attorney. According to Mothers…
  • Apr 10

    How To Find An Injury Lawyer In San Luis Obispo

    How To Find An Injury Lawyer In San Luis Obispo
    How should you find a San Luis Obispo injury lawyer? you are injured, finding the right injury lawyer in San Luis Obispo can significantly reduce your stress level and make a bad situation much more bearable. Moreover, an experienced injury…
Rank this Week: 3780

San Diego Divorce Attorney Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and spousal support issues in California. By Thomas M. Huguenor.

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

    In Custody Dispute, Court Temporarily Prevents Child from Traveling Outside the Country

    In Custody Dispute, Court Temporarily Prevents Child from Traveling Outside the Country
    When a court issues a child custody order, there's a good chance that it will be modified before the children reach adulthood. Parents may consider renegotiating the arrangement every couple of years or so. Changes may occur in the family's…
  • Apr 3

    California Court Denies Wife's Request for Attorney's Fees in Divorce Proceeding

    California Court Denies Wife's Request for Attorney's Fees in Divorce Proceeding
    The overwhelming sentiment is that parties to divorce proceedings should be represented by counsel, especially when there are children involved. There are many intricate legal details and requirements that must be followed throughout the…
  • Mar 27

    California Court of Appeals Affirms Denial of Spousal Support

    California Court of Appeals Affirms Denial of Spousal Support
    Spouses who seek to divorce are often faced with many emotional and practical decisions. Breaking up a family can be a very trying time for everyone involved. But there are issues that must be addressed, including financial matters that…
Rank this Week: 4914

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 24

    What to Do with Your Business When You Die or Retire

    What to Do with Your Business When You Die or Retire
    Business Succession Planning Business succession planning is the process of providing for the passage of ownership and control of your business to others when you decide to retire, or if you should die or become incapacitated. Planning for…
Rank this Week: 2993

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

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

    Unique Discrimination Risk--Recent Employment Law Case

    Unique Discrimination Risk--Recent Employment Law Case
    A recent federal court ruling offers a good reminder of the many unique claims that may be made against employers by their unhappy employees. All Sacramento business owners--from established enterprises to start ups--should be familiar with…
  • Apr 2

    Employer Obligations: Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilitie

    Employer Obligations: Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilitie
    Many business owners, particularly start-ups, remain unaware of the complex legal issues involved in employer-employee relationships. It is critical to have guidance on these matters, to understand your risks, rights, and obligation as an…
  • Mar 20

    What California Landlords and Business Tenants Should Know About Renewal Options in Commercial Lease

    What California Landlords and Business Tenants Should Know About Renewal Options in Commercial Lease
    Landlords and business tenants entering into commercial leases in California should be aware of the legal issues surrounding lease renewal options. One of the best ways to do this it to examine two cases that have dealt with California…
Rank this Week: 3562

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3440

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2862

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

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

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    H4 EAD Dream for some might now actually come true – but it is still on proposal stage.

    H4 EAD Dream for some might now actually come true – but it is still on proposal stage.
    As we predicted the rule for H4 visa will actually come from an executive order. We have actually focused for years on the H4 visas and our target was the Obama Administration and the focus has paid off.  It seems they are now…
  • Apr 7

    Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system

    Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 7, 2014 CONTACTS: George Tzamaras or Belle Woods 202-507-7649 - 202-507-7675 gtzamaras@aila.org - bwoods@aila.org Need for lottery highlights importance of reforms to legal immigration system WASHINGTON, DC…
  • Apr 7

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

    USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
    As you know we were all expecting a lottery on the FY 2015 regular H1b cap. Well, it seems we got worse than that. It seems already the lottery is on for the Maters’ Cap. Now we can only guess what will be on the regular Cap. NEWS…
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Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Property Owners Must Comply With Builders’ Prelitigation Procedures In Purchase Agreements Before Proceeding With Lawsuit

    Property Owners Must Comply With Builders’ Prelitigation Procedures In Purchase Agreements Before Proceeding With Lawsuit
    Provisions in contracts requiring parties to first mediate their disputes are increasingly common in real estate transactions.  In fact, many standard real estate purchase agreements require such alternative dispute resolution (ADR)…
  • Mar 18

    Beware of Penalty Clauses In California Contract

    Beware of Penalty Clauses In California Contract
    Clients often ask me how we can give certain clauses in contracts “teeth” to ensure that the other side performs.  For instance, in settlement agreements, many clients seek to impose monetary penalties that the other side…
  • Feb 28

    My Week of Jury Duty

    My Week of Jury Duty
    In corporate America, many executives believe that jury verdicts are out of control, and, as evidence, point to cases like the McDonald’s hot coffee case in which a woman was awarded millions of dollars in damages after spilling…
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Los Angeles Probate and Trust…

Los Angeles Probate and Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers estates, probate and trust administration in California. By Jan Morrison.

http://www.losangelesprobateandtrustlawyer.com/
  • Apr 7

    Are you Expecting an Inheritance? Are You Depending on an Inheritance?

    Are you Expecting an Inheritance? Are You Depending on an Inheritance?
    I was out to dinner the other night and overheard a brother and sister discussing their father and his new young bride and her pregnancy. The conversation started in muted whispers however, it didn't take long until their voices got...
  • May 16

    Did Amy Winehouse have a Will?

    Did Amy Winehouse have a Will?
    I recently read two articles regarding the rumors about Amy Winehouse updating her Will to ensure that her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil would not inherit any of her estate. One article was in Forbes and the other in Elder Law Answers....
  • Feb 16

    Problems With Drafting Your Own Will

    Problems With Drafting Your Own Will
    A Will, a Trust, Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directives, HIPAA Authorizations, Personal Property Assignments and any thing else attendant to your estate plan are legal documents.
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California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Apr 6

    California Passenger Rail Summit

    California Passenger Rail Summit
      Last week I attended the 2014 California Passenger Rail Summit where industry leaders met to discuss the modernization and integration of passenger rail service in California. While the California High Speed Rail train was an important…
  • Mar 21

    Smoother Pavement and Safer Bridges are Coming Soon to a Road Near You

    Smoother Pavement and Safer Bridges are Coming Soon to a Road Near You
    On March 20, 2014, the California Transportation Commission allocated $334 Million to 53 projects around the state.  As one Caltrans press release puts it, "Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the…
  • Mar 19

    Court Decision Raises Questions About Viability of Precondemnation "Right of Entry" Effort

    Court Decision Raises Questions About Viability of Precondemnation "Right of Entry" Effort
    Last week, the Court of Appeal issued a decision that may be one of the ones we look back on as among the most significant of 2014 (at least in the world of eminent domain).  For years (and certainly for the entire 20 years I've been…
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Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Apr 6

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST
    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST The following is a list of questions that should lead to the discovery of offshore assets, whether properly reported or not. If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you…
  • Mar 16

    Are you an innocent spouse for FBAR purposes?

    Are you an innocent spouse for FBAR purposes?
    The U.S. Tax Court (Tax Court) has restated the basic principles for a person to obtain “innocent spouse” relief from tax assessments. The criteria are as follows: “Rev. Proc. 2013-34, supra, provides a three-step analysis…
  • Mar 9

    Is Mental Disease or Impairment a defense to “Willfulness” penalties for FBAR purposes?

    Is Mental Disease or Impairment a defense to “Willfulness” penalties for FBAR purposes?
    In a pending civil penalty case in Florida the government puts forth its argument in clear language to describe what constitutes “willful” failure to file a Report of Foreign Financial Account (FBAR). In its Motion for Summary…
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Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Apr 6

    Valley Traffic Officer In Critical Condition After Crash

    Valley Traffic Officer In Critical Condition After Crash
    A Los Angeles Police Valley Traffic Division motorcycle officer was critically injured in Sun Valley, California yesterday after an SUV failed to stop at a red light and plowed into the back of the motor cop. The officer, whose name has not…
  • Mar 23

    LAPD Officer Arrested for DUI After Crash in Diamond Bar

    LAPD Officer Arrested for DUI After Crash in Diamond Bar
    A 29 year old Los Angeles Police Officer was arrested Friday for driving under the influence of alcohol after his car plunged off the 60 freeway in Diamond Bar. The car ended up in a McDonald's restaurant drive through with its driver,…
  • Mar 23

    Man Arrested for Dog Cruelty in El Segundo

    Man Arrested for Dog Cruelty in El Segundo
    In what appears to be a premeditated case of doggie homicide, a Sherman Oaks, California man was recently charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly ran over the dog owned by his estranged wife. Michael David Parker was arrested in…
Rank this Week: 3488

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
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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/
  • Apr 6

    Police Seize Over $2.6 Million in Marijuana Plants in Recent Bust

    Police Seize Over $2.6 Million in Marijuana Plants in Recent Bust
    Earlier this month in Los Banos, California, police executed four search warrants based on their determination that probable cause existed to find illegal grow operations. Police do not believe that the operations were related. Upon executing…
  • Mar 29

    Three-Month Long Investigation Leads to Big Marijuana Bust in Sonoma and Napa Countie

    Three-Month Long Investigation Leads to Big Marijuana Bust in Sonoma and Napa Countie
    After a three-month long investigation, police last week busted a multi-location marijuana grow operation seizing over 370 plants, 26 pounds of marijuana, ammunition, evidence of sales, and over $7,000 in cash. The investigation led to the…
  • Feb 28

    New Federal Guidance for Banks Encourages them To Accept Marijuana Businesse

    New Federal Guidance for Banks Encourages them To Accept Marijuana Businesse
    While marijuana has been de-criminalized across California, possession, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana is still against federal laws. This prohibition has put business owners who are conducting legitimate business operations under…
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Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN
    This is an excellent historical perspective on the 14th Amendment to the U.S .Constitution. Professor Ross describes it as Congress' peace treaty to the South. That is quite accurate. He also notes that it only came about because of a…
  • Mar 29

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment
    The link below will take you to an informative article on the tax consequences of judgments and settlements. Taxation of judgments and settlments varies depending on the type of case and the chacter of the damages. For instance back pay in…
  • Mar 1

    Birthday Post

    Birthday Post
    Today is my birthday and I thought I would post a picture of the cake my fellow workers bought for me. The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County); Copyright 2012 by Kurt…
Rank this Week: 4004

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

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

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law
    As a discovery referee in family law matters, I often come upon issues where opposing counsel does not think the Discovery Act applies to their proceeding. They argue that it is not necessary to make a diligent search and a reasonable inquiry…
  • Mar 5

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?
    Last November I received the following e-mail: Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6 months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to interrogatories in a meaningful way? I…
  • Mar 5

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?
    Last November I received the following e-mail: Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6 months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to interrogatories in a meaningful way? I…
Rank this Week: 4011

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Connecticut Woman Can Not Sue State for Chimp Attack

    Connecticut Woman Can Not Sue State for Chimp Attack
    A Connecticut woman whose face and hands were ripped off by a friend's pet chimpanzee in 2009, on Wednesday was denied a bid to sue the state for up to $150 million to cover her medical expenses. As reported in Reuters, the state…
  • Mar 19

    Parents Sue Accused Child Killer

    Parents Sue Accused Child Killer
    The parents of a 10 year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered last month have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her accused killer, according to Courthouse News. Hailey Owens of Springfield, MO was kidnapped as she was walking…
  • Feb 26

    Innocent Deaf Man Tasered by Hawthorne Police

    Innocent Deaf Man Tasered by Hawthorne Police
    Hawthorne police beat and Tasered a deaf man as he signed to them that he was deaf and his friend had given him the snowboard he was carrying, claimed the victim in court. In a federal complaint for violation of the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 3103

Rifkin Consulting Attorney…

Rifkin Consulting Attorney Recruiter Blog

Covers job search advice for lawyers.

http://rifkinconsulting.com/blog
  • Apr 3

    What An Employer Looks For in an Applicant: The Basic

    What An Employer Looks For in an Applicant: The Basic
    Part 3;   How to Start Networking and Get a Job Submissions of application materials: Make it personal. Submissions should always be addressed to an individual – not “To Whom It May Concern”.  Methods…
  • Feb 28

    How to Start Networking and Get a Job

    How to Start Networking and Get a Job
    PART 2; HOW TO GET STARTED NETWORKING   MAKE CONNECTIONS, DEVELOP THE RELATIONSHIPS Approach: Network with Intention; implement an intentional and strategic approach, both (a) online and (b) in person. Lay the…
  • Feb 20

    How to Start Networking and Get a Job

    How to Start Networking and Get a Job
    Part One; Why You Must Network Based on a presentation at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles on 2/12/14.  INTRODUCTION In 1988, I graduated from Villanova School of Law outside Philadelphia.  Villanova is viewed very much back…
Rank this Week: 2591

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    Confidentiality Agreements and small firms vs. big firms - Newsletter for April 2014

    Confidentiality Agreements and small firms vs. big firms - Newsletter for April 2014
    We just published the latest Morton Memo with articles about the enforceability of confidentiality agreements and small firms vs. big firms.
  • Jan 26

    Newsletter January 2014 - Trademarks; and Cell Phone Tower Lease Trend

    Newsletter January 2014 - Trademarks; and Cell Phone Tower Lease Trend
    Our latest newsletter.  Articles by Mike Ritter, on cell phone tower lease trends, and Anna Burnett, on trademarks.  http://www.ericmortonlaw.com/mm_jan2014.html
  • Sep 15

    Employee Theft is Rampant

    Employee Theft is Rampant
    Employee theft has become a rampant problem.  Several our of clients have had employees steal customer lists, designs, website content, and other intellectual property.  Other clients have been embezzled. Thieving employees have…
Rank this Week: 4565

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Apr 3

    Oops--The Unintended Will Revocation

    Oops--The Unintended Will Revocation
    Did you know that there are situations where you could revoke your Will without meaning to do so?  In this video I discuss the unintened Will revocation:     For our email subscribers: please click the title to view this video…
  • Apr 3

    Oops–The Unintended Will Revocation

    Oops–The Unintended Will Revocation
    Did you know that there are situations where you could revoke your Will without meaning to do so?  In this video I discuss the unintened Will revocation:     For our email subscribers: please click the title to view this video…
  • Mar 26

    A Better Standard for Undue Influence in California Trust and Will Cases: Part 4--Unfair Distribution from Will or Trust

    A Better Standard for Undue Influence in California Trust and Will Cases: Part 4--Unfair Distribution from Will or Trust
    This is part four of a four part post discussing the newly created standard for proving undue influence directly in California Trust and Will contests. Effective January 1, 2014, the California Legislature has introduced a new standard for…
Rank this Week: 3904

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage modification and short sales. By Nick Gebelt.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Apr 3

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses to Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VIII)

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses to Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VIII)
    Here is the eighth defense against preference avoidance actions, the so-called de minimis transfer defense.  This defense has two versions. Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions, Part VIII: The De Minimis Transfer Defense…
  • Apr 2

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VII)

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VII)
    Here is the sixth defense against preference avoidance actions, the so-called domestic support defense.  This one is short. Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions, Part VII: The Domestic Support Defense A comparison of the Bankruptcy…
  • Apr 1

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VI)

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VI)
    Here is the sixth defense against preference avoidance actions, the so-called statutory lien defense. Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions, Part VI: The Statutory Lien Defense Some liens are voluntary, the result of the debtor voluntarily…
Rank this Week: 4079

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    The Impacts of California’s 2020 Water Law on Community Association

    The Impacts of California’s 2020 Water Law on Community Association
    By: W. Alexander Noland, Esq. & Cyrus Koochek, Esq., SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys In recent years, California has been faced with drought conditions, reduced water supplies and a consistently growing population. One…
  • Mar 14

    SwedelsonGottlieb and ALS Awarded 1st Place Exhibitor Booth at CACM

    SwedelsonGottlieb and ALS Awarded 1st Place Exhibitor Booth at CACM
    This year's Southern California Law Seminar and Expo hosted by the California Association of Community Managers was a huge success. Representatives from SwedelsonGottlieb and Association Lien Services presented at the event, and we also…
  • Feb 14

    Happy Valentine's Day - Need a Contract?

    Happy Valentine's Day - Need a Contract?
    Friday, February 14, 2014 is Valentine’s Day. A holiday that originated in Italy, it's all about love, and it has chocolate and champagne as staple foods, making it very seductive. And dangerous, because it’s easy to get carried…
Rank this Week: 2668

Gartland Law Blog

Gartland Law Blog

Covers tax laws. By Bernard Gartland.

http://gartlandlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Is a Real Estate Agent a Real Estate Professional in the eyes of the IRS?

    Is a Real Estate Agent a Real Estate Professional in the eyes of the IRS?
    If you have rental properties you may not get the full use of your tax losses unless you meet the tax code definition of a real estate professional. Its kind of common sense for a real estate agent to think … Continue reading →
  • Feb 25

    Can the IRS take away your Social Security check?

    Can the IRS take away your Social Security check?
    Is social security exempt from an IRS levy or garnishment?  The short answer is no, the IRS is allowed to take away your social security if you fall behind on your payments to the IRS. The rules are laid out … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Fighting a 6672 penalty for employment taxes?

    Fighting a 6672 penalty for employment taxes?
    If you were the officer of a company that went belly up there is a good chance the IRS is going to come after you for the missed employment taxes.  Typically the IRS will hit you with something called the … Continue reading →
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