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Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2898

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014
    [Each year, I participate in an employment/wage and hour law update put on by the Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee.  This year, I am going to summarize some of the topics that I discussed (or wanted to…
  • Sep 9

    California Supreme Court Holds Fast Food Employee Cannot Sue Franchisor For Sexual Harassment Claims.

    California Supreme Court Holds Fast Food Employee Cannot Sue Franchisor For Sexual Harassment Claims.
    On August 28, 2014, the California Supreme Court ruled that Domino’s Pizza could not be held liable for sexual harassment claims by an employee of a franchisee. The highly anticipated decision came on the eve of Labor Day weekend,…
  • Aug 15

    A Win for Commissioned Salespeople:  Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc.

    A Win for Commissioned Salespeople:  Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc.
    In order to be exempt from the overtime requirements of California law (as well as other wage and hour laws such as those requiring meal and rest breaks), commissioned employees must meet two requirements: [1] 1.     …
Rank this Week: 3449

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    It's Time to Call your Estate Planning Attorney when ...

    It's Time to Call your Estate Planning Attorney when ...
    The estate plan that you originally put into place is going to be based on a snapshot, but life itself is more akin to an ongoing motion picture. As a result you would do well to look at estate planning...
  • Sep 25

    Getting Married Again? Talk to a Lawyer

    Getting Married Again? Talk to a Lawyer
    Blended families have become quite typical during our current era, and estate planning for blended families requires certain steps if you want to make sure that everyone's interests are served. When you decide to remarry as a person with…
  • Sep 11

    Veterans Benefit Alert

    Veterans Benefit Alert
    The Veterans Aid & Attendance special pension is in place to help former service members cover their assisted living and home caregiver costs. Unlike the retirement pension the length of service requirement is minimal. One must have…
Rank this Week: 3539

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Divorce and the Family Home

    Divorce and the Family Home
    You married, purchased a home, and started a family. Isn't that the typical recipe of marital success that most married couples strive to emulate? Then bickering with you spouse ensues, or there's a betrayal, or your spouse sinks your life…
  • Sep 23

    Settling Spats Over Rover: What to Expect in Pet Custody Case

    Settling Spats Over Rover: What to Expect in Pet Custody Case
    Increasingly, Americans view their pets as family members. We only need to look at the pet industry to see how manufacturers reinforce this feeling by marketing clothing, specialized kibble and treats, shampoos, conditioners, collars and…
  • Sep 16

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System
    An adoption case in Alaska recently became a test of the tribal court's legal authority to remove the parental rights of a parent who was not a member of the tribe. In this case, a daughter was removed from the home of Edward Parks and…
Rank this Week: 4273

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Sep 30

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word

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

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
  • Jul 30

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy
    All manners of avoiding tax on cancelled debt are NOT created equal. I have, up to this point, treated “discharge in a case under Title 11” and “insolvency” as equally effective ways to avoid including cancelled debt…
Rank this Week: 4048

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Sep 29

    Union Agenda Behind Minimum Wage Increase for Los Angeles Hotel

    Union Agenda Behind Minimum Wage Increase for Los Angeles Hotel
    The Los Angeles City Council voted last week to raise the minimum wage for Los Angeles area hotels to $15.37 per hour.  The minimum wage will increase for hotels with 300 or more rooms in July 2015, and for hotels with 150 or more rooms…
  • Sep 22

    What a Headache (Part 2) – Challenges of AB 1522 (California Paid Sick Leave)

    What a Headache (Part 2) – Challenges of AB 1522 (California Paid Sick Leave)
    Nothing in California is easy for employers, and California’s new paid sick leave statute (AB 1522) is no exception. Here is the first challenge. While employers can make employees give notice of paid sick time when foreseeable, they…
  • Sep 19

    NLRB Increases Employers’ Burdens in Responding to Frivolous Information Request

    NLRB Increases Employers’ Burdens in Responding to Frivolous Information Request
    If you have unionized workers, you know that a union gets to request information that may be relevant to it its functions. This includes information potentially relevant in deciding to grieve a matter or to assisting with…
Rank this Week: 3080

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Sep 29

    J.C. Penney Denied Arb in Seating Action Following Iskanian

    J.C. Penney Denied Arb in Seating Action Following Iskanian
    In one of the first appellate decisions to apply the California Supreme Court’s landmark Iskanian decision, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s decision to deny J.C. Penney’s motion to compel an…
  • Sep 23

    9th Cir.: Affirms Order Certifying Claims Adjusters Class in Jimenez v. Allstate

    9th Cir.: Affirms Order Certifying Claims Adjusters Class in Jimenez v. Allstate
    Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the California district court’s order certifying a class of approximately 800 claims adjusters who alleged that Allstate denied them overtime pay, ruling the class met the…
  • Sep 15

    9th Cir.: FedEx Misclassified Drivers as Independent Contractors in Alexander v. FedEx Ground

    9th Cir.: FedEx Misclassified Drivers as Independent Contractors in Alexander v. FedEx Ground
    On August 27, 2014, the Ninth Circuit ruled in a pair of cases (filed in California and Oregon) against FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., that FedEx had misclassified delivery truck drivers as independent contractors, when they were in fact…
Rank this Week: 4928

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Sep 29

    MORE ABOUT CONFIDENCE

    MORE ABOUT CONFIDENCE
    As I was thinking more about this topic, I remembered something I have been dealing with about Confidence.  It seems that when male attorneys are given assignments, they are reluctant to ask any questions to clarify the work but simply…
  • Sep 22

    WHAT MAKES CONFIDENCE?

    WHAT MAKES CONFIDENCE?
    CONFIDENCE:   “belief in one’s own abilities” . At least that what Webster says. We talk about Lack of Confidence.  That Confidence is so important in business as well as social situations.  That…
  • Sep 17

    WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING?

    WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING?
    Ok, so I have an excuse.  I have been in the hospital with a bowel obstruction and that’s why no blog lately .  My Google Analytics tell me that many of you have deserted me in my hour of need.  Do you feel guilty? But I…
Rank this Week: 2862

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3123

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation

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

    Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)

    Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)
    As we all know, on June 9 of this year, the Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Executive Benefits Ins. Agency vs. Arkison, 134 S. Ct. 2165, 189 L. Ed. 2d 83 (2014), which we had hoped would resolve the open questions arising…
  • Sep 3

    ABI Southwest Starts Tomorrow

    ABI Southwest Starts Tomorrow
    The 22nd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, hosted by the American Bankruptcy Institute, starts tomorrow and runs through September 6th.  This conference features programs by judges and top practitioners.…
Rank this Week: 3115

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    San Francisco Official Wants to Make Equal Pay a Law

    San Francisco Official Wants to Make Equal Pay a Law
    According to the White House, in the U.S. women on average get paid about 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Under federal and state law, it’s illegal to discriminate against a person in the workplace on the basis of sex.…
  • Sep 25

    Doctor’s Unethical Behavior may have Contributed to Joan Rivers’ Death

    Doctor’s Unethical Behavior may have Contributed to Joan Rivers’ Death
    The negligent and unethical behavior of a New York doctor may have resulted in the death of beloved comedian Joan Rivers. Rivers visited an endoscopy clinic late last month for a scheduled endoscopy. An endoscopy involves the insertion of a…
  • Sep 22

    Oakland Raiderettes Wages-Related Lawsuit Settled for $1.25 Million

    Oakland Raiderettes Wages-Related Lawsuit Settled for $1.25 Million
    In January of this year, two former cheerleaders filed a lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders, alleging that they broke a variety of state laws, including failing to pay the Raiderettes minimum wage, withholding wages for months until the end…
Rank this Week: 3566

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Sep 29

    Wage Garnishment Survival Guide

    Wage Garnishment Survival Guide
    “Your wages have been garnished, ” reads the letter from your employer. Do nothing and twenty-five percent of your after tax earnings will be sent to your judgment creditor. So, do something:  keep reading this action guide…
  • Sep 25

    The Most Costly Community Property Blunder

    The Most Costly Community Property Blunder
    What do you do when creditors from your spouse’s past threaten? Chances are your first reaction is to put the title to your biggest assets in just your name. Whew! Safe. Not. Just because  the deed to the house now reads Jane…
  • Sep 24

    Claim Tax Deductions Lurking In Your Chapter 13

    Claim Tax Deductions Lurking In Your Chapter 13
      Tax deductions may be hiding in your Chapter 13. Did you file for an extension of time to file your income tax return? Well, time to get the return done is running out:  returns are due October 15th. If you are in a Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 2867

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 3464

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Sep 28

    Cooperating With the Feds – Is It Worth It??

    Cooperating With the Feds – Is It Worth It??
    As an Orange County criminal attorney who practices in both state and federal courts, I’ve had cases with clients who wanted to cooperate with the prosecution in hopes of getting a reduced sentence. Those who make the decision to…
  • Aug 31

    California Three Strikes Law – Still Unfair for Some!

    California Three Strikes Law – Still Unfair for Some!
    As an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney, I have handled numerous “three strikes” cases.  Those cases were considered “life cases” under the prior three strikes law, and included cases where the…
  • Jul 26

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent
    As an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I am often faced with a situation where my client has voluntarily given a statement to the police, and later claims that he was never given his Miranda rights.  Although it depends on the…
Rank this Week: 3033

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: 3442

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Sep 28

    Good Faith Requirement

    Good Faith Requirement
    QUESTION: I listened to your webinar last week on reserves and have a question. You said that directors must carry out their duties in “good faith.” What does that mean? ANSWER: As fiduciaries, boards are held to a higher…
  • Sep 21

    Budget Increase

    Budget Increase
    QUESTION: Our board approved next year’s budget with an increase in the monthly dues. The increase was not on the agenda and was not the subject of a separate board motion. Our manager said the increase did not require a separate notice…
  • Sep 14

    Renter Defined

    Renter Defined
    QUESTION: What is considered a rental unit? We have individuals purchasing units, not living in them, but putting their children and grandchildren in them to reside. ANSWER: Good question. If a nephew is given the unit while in college and…
Rank this Week: 2921

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Send in the clown

    Send in the clown
    The other day I saw this big, muscly guy with tattoos all over his body.  I suspect when he was a younger man, the lines were sharp and straight, the colors bright and vibrant, and the images were the picture of…
  • Sep 19

    So much for impartiality

    So much for impartiality
    I suspect it all started with Elena Kagan.  Once upon a time, Elena, the once dean of Harvard Law School, wanted to be a supreme court justice.  So bad, in fact, that she quit her job at Harvard and became Solicitor General - just…
  • Sep 8

    It's just a moniker

    It's just a moniker
    Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered when you die?  I know this guy who has no love for a particular religion but because he wanted his name plastered on the side of an academic building, he donated LOTS of money to…
Rank this Week: 2756

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 4629

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 26

    Gilroy Trucking Accident Fatal for Victim

    Gilroy Trucking Accident Fatal for Victim
    An out-of-control tractor-trailer raises questions Recently a big rig in Gilroy, California crashed into several cars on the corner of Ferguson Street and State Route 152 during rush hour. Nine people and a total of eight vehicles were…
  • Sep 9

    Common Causes of California Trucking Accident

    Common Causes of California Trucking Accident
    Federal and state regulations are often ignored Truck drivers have many obligations to fulfill. They must follow California state and federal regulations governing many issues ranging from their driving to safe cargo loading. Truck drivers…
  • Aug 28

    Mountain View, CA Self-driving Car—Can It Reduce Auto Accidents?

    Mountain View, CA Self-driving Car—Can It Reduce Auto Accidents?
    Google’s test car hits the streets  Google recently conducted a test of its driverless vehicle on the streets of Mountain View, its Silicon Valley headquarters. It stopped at stop signs. It obeyed traffic laws. Its developer…
Rank this Week: 3445

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Sole Proprietorships: Advantages and Disadvantage

    Sole Proprietorships: Advantages and Disadvantage
    Sole Proprietorships: Advantages and Disadvantages Many small businesses in the United States operate as sole proprietorships. In fact, this is the most common type of business and is business in its simplest form. In this article we will…
  • Sep 19

    Pros and Cons of a C Corporation vs. an S Corporation

    Pros and Cons of a C Corporation vs. an S Corporation
    Pros and Cons of a C Corporation vs. an S Corporation Selecting a business entity is one of the most important decisions an entrepreneur faces. There are numerous options including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability…
  • Sep 12

    How to Write an Employment Contract

    How to Write an Employment Contract
    An employment contract can be a useful tool to protect your business while providing clarity and structure for your employees. An effective agreement should clearly spell out the terms of both employment and termination. In this post we'll…
Rank this Week: 3889

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?
    If the government can prove that you “willfully attempted in any manner” to “evade or defeat” a tax, then you cannot discharge that tax debt in bankruptcy. 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(1)(c).   I’ve always seen…
  • Sep 24

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III
    I took a client through a chapter 7, and got her a discharge.  She and I were done, and she had no more personal debt. Then she sought a loan modification with Wells Fargo. I knew that she was doing a loan modification because Wells…
  • Sep 23

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II
    If you have more than $5,000 in your Wells Fargo checking account when you file a bankruptcy petition, be prepared. Wells Fargo will freeze your account until the bankruptcy trustee tells them it’s okay to release it. This is due to…
Rank this Week: 2852

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
  • Sep 26

    Eliminating Checking and Savings Account Debt in Bankruptcy

    Eliminating Checking and Savings Account Debt in Bankruptcy
    Special issues arise if you owe money to a bank or other financial institution on a checking or savings account because of a negative balance on that account. We'll explore some of the important issues here. DEBTS OWED ON YOUR DEPOSIT…
  • Sep 11

    What is the Statute of Limitations for Debt in California?

    What is the Statute of Limitations for Debt in California?
    IN CALIFORNIA HOW LONG IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATION ON A DEBT? That simple question has a rather simple answer: 4 years on a claim for breach of a written contract. That's plainly stated in California's Code of Civil Procedure § 337(1).…
  • Aug 29

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?
    To start it helps to understand the purpose behind statutes of limitations. They are policy decisions by state legislatures intended to limit how long a person or business can pursue someone in court on certain kinds of legal claim before the…
Rank this Week: 4742

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Sep 25

    IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program is Broken

    IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program is Broken
    Sometimes employers misclassify their workers as independent contractors (self-employed) when, in fact, they are employees.  And when I say “sometimes” I mean millions of times.  It is very common.  I’m sure…
  • Sep 19

    Audit Resistant Partnerships on the Rise

    Audit Resistant Partnerships on the Rise
    The IRS generally can include returns filed within the last three years in a tax audit.  There are exceptions, but the IRS normally does not go back further than three years.  What you may not know is that the IRS … Continue…
  • Sep 16

    IA Eligibility Requirement

    IA Eligibility Requirement
    Who is eligible to pay back taxes to the California Franchise Tax Board via an installment agreement?  It can be a little complicated. It’s difficult not to compare FTB and IRS collection tactics.  Both almost always first…
Rank this Week: 4435

DealFatigue

DealFatigue

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

http://dealfatigue.com/
  • Sep 25

    More With Le

    More With Le
    Closing binder for $3 million film financing (left). Closing binder for $25 million VC startup financing (right).
  • Mar 16

    Saturdays With Harvey

    Saturdays With Harvey
    Last week’s Entertainment Business symposium at UCLA lacked the usual spark one feels when 500 lawyers gather together in one room. Even so, I live-tweeted a number of the highlights from the two-day event. #uclaentertainmentsymposiym…
  • Mar 10

    Success After Succe

    Success After Succe
    This has been said often but still not often enough. 2day's nugget: "Success brings with it the fear of blowing it. With more to lose, there's more pressure not to lose it" via @ThisIsSethsBlog — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) March 9,…
Rank this Week: 2445

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Sep 25

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declines to List Two Arizona Buckwheat Plant

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declines to List Two Arizona Buckwheat Plant
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has declined to list two Arizona plants under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). On Wednesday, the Service published its 12-month findings on a petition to list the Churchill Narrows buckwheat…
  • Sep 24

    Court Holds Lack of Specificity Dooms Wyoming Wolf Delisting

    Court Holds Lack of Specificity Dooms Wyoming Wolf Delisting
    On September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated the final rule issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) delisting the Wyoming Gray Wolf distinct population segment from the…
  • Sep 19

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nixes Proposed Delisting of Central Valley Beetle Specie

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nixes Proposed Delisting of Central Valley Beetle Specie
    On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) withdrew (pdf) its proposal (pdf) to remove the valley elderberry longhorn beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus) from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered…
Rank this Week: 4083

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4469

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/
  • Sep 24

    Lewis County Jail Sued For Outdated “Post Card Only” Policy

    Lewis County Jail Sued For Outdated “Post Card Only” Policy
    On April 11, 2014, Prisoner Legal News (PLN), a project of the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), filed a lawsuit against Lewis County of the State of Washington and several of its employees directly involved in the operation of Lewis County…
  • Sep 24

    Faulty Ignition Switch in GM Vehicles Causes 19 Death

    Faulty Ignition Switch in GM Vehicles Causes 19 Death
    General Motors agrees to set up a victim’s compensation fund to pay for 19 deaths caused by faulty ignition switches in their vehicles. The estimate of deaths due to ignition switch problems originally stood at 13, but has recently…
  • Sep 16

    Class Action Suit against Southwest for Wiretapping

    Class Action Suit against Southwest for Wiretapping
    Plaintiff Aaron Siani says Southwest Airlines secretly recorded a cellphone conversation without his consent, in violation of his right to privacy. On September 1, 2014, Siani received a call from a Southwest customer service agent regarding…
Rank this Week: 3218

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3084

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Elderly Conservatee Rights Violation

    Elderly Conservatee Rights Violation
    A recent article in the Examiner alleges that Scott Phipps of Phisco Fiduciary committed elder abuse against a senior conservatee, Elinor Frerichs.  Elder advocates argue that Scott Phipps kept Frerichs “confined and…
  • Sep 17

    Northern California Nursing Home Sued for Overmedicating Resident

    Northern California Nursing Home Sued for Overmedicating Resident
    Nursing homes in California should take note of the negative publicity surrounding elder abuse and assisted-living facilities in our state.  A recent article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel described serious nursing home abuse…
  • Sep 10

    Sacramento Lawyer Charged with Elder Abuse

    Sacramento Lawyer Charged with Elder Abuse
    A recent article in the Sacramento Bee reported on an attorney in the northern California area who was charged with financial elder abuse.  At the Walton Law Firm, we take elder financial abuse very seriously.  As…
Rank this Week: 4446

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 9

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child
    A good example of why it's often not a good idea to leave an inheritance outright to a young child, and better to instead consider an ongoing trust, staggered and/or contingent distribution schedule, or simply a greater age than 18, 21, or 25…
  • Jul 1

    California Minimum Wage Increase for 2014

    California Minimum Wage Increase for 2014
    California's minimum wage increased from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour today (a 12.5% increase), and will rise again to $10.00 on January 1, 2016 (a further 11.1% increase). California employers must pay the higher of the applicable federal,…
Rank this Week: 4372

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Sep 23

    What Happens at an Arraignment if I am Represented by Counsel in my Los Angeles Criminal Case?

    What Happens at an Arraignment if I am Represented by Counsel in my Los Angeles Criminal Case?
    When you have been issued a citation upon arrest, you are ordered to appear in Court, on or before the date stated on the citation. This is not voluntary, or optional. It is a mandatory order and one subject to consequences if you fail to…
  • Sep 4

    Effective Defense to a Los Angeles Internal Probation Violation

    Effective Defense to a Los Angeles Internal Probation Violation
    When a person is charged with a criminal offense in Los Angeles it is likely that as a part of their sentence, they will be put on probation. The probationary period is generally about 3 years on a misdemeanor and is usually informal…
  • Aug 25

    Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case

    Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case
    When a person has been convicted of a criminal charge in Los Angeles, it is likely that they will be put on probation for at least three years. As a part of the probation, the person charged will have certain conditions and requirements…
Rank this Week: 4968

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Taking Parents Off the Hook

    Taking Parents Off the Hook
    The New York Times published an interesting story this weekend on the expectations that parents and children have with respect to inheritances. The article summarized a study published in The Gerontologist last year, in which older adults and…
  • Aug 3

    Too Old to Drive?

    Too Old to Drive?
    Families need to help seniors know when it's time to stop driving. Here's a list of danger signs, self-assessment tests, and resources for families who need to help someone stop driving.
  • Jul 11

    Summer Time Is Here: Estate Planning on the Run

    Summer Time Is Here: Estate Planning on the Run
    Inevitably, in the summer months, I get phone calls from people who are about to take a trip somewhere, often within just a few days. Sometimes they have a Will or a trust that’s out of date; sometimes they have no estate planning…
Rank this Week: 3555

California Employment and HR Law…

California Employment and HR Law Blog

Covers employment and HR law. By Micah K. Nilsson.

http://www.californiaemploymentlaw-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3550

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    California Court Upholds Stipulated Settlement Agreement in Divorce Case

    California Court Upholds Stipulated Settlement Agreement in Divorce Case
    While divorce is a difficult process, there are many cases where the parties actually work together to come to an agreement on the significant issues that must be resolved, such as child support, division of property, and spousal support. By…
  • Sep 16

    Court Denied Ex-Husband's Request to Reduce Spousal Support Payment

    Court Denied Ex-Husband's Request to Reduce Spousal Support Payment
    Spousal support is an integral part of most divorce cases. It is the amount of money one spouse pays the other for support each month. As one may expect, the divorcing couple often does not agree on the amount to be awarded to the supported…
  • Sep 9

    Court Addresses Interplay Between Juvenile and Family Courts in Custody Dispute

    Court Addresses Interplay Between Juvenile and Family Courts in Custody Dispute
    Divorce is difficult. When there are children involved, the process can become even more complicated and fraught with strong (often opposing) personal views as to the best interests of the children. In some cases, the juvenile court and the…
Rank this Week: 2366

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Sep 22

    Software patents questionable due to algorithm requirement

    Software patents questionable due to algorithm requirement
    For software patents including a computer-implemented means-plus-function limitation, the patent application or patent must disclose an algorithm or structure for performing the claimed function. This is to satisfy the definiteness…
  • Sep 16

    Infringement reversed based on court’s new language after jury trial

    Infringement reversed based on court’s new language after jury trial
    In litigation, a court construes the requirements of a patent claim and instructs the jury on what the claims require for infringement. The jury must follow these instructions to decide if the defendant has infringed the patent claims at…
  • Sep 4

    SCOTUS reduces liability for indirect patent infringement

    SCOTUS reduces liability for indirect patent infringement
    The scope of patent protection of a patent is defined by the claims.  Ideally, the claims should be written in a variety of ways so that different entities along the distribution channel can be identified as direct infringers. …
Rank this Week: 4128

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Sep 22

    The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debt Limits And An Undersecured Mortgage On A Principal Residence

    The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debt Limits And An Undersecured Mortgage On A Principal Residence
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy has an important limitation.  If the debtor’s debts are too large, Chapter 13 is unavailable: Only an individual with regular income that owes, on the date of the filing of the petition, noncontingent,…
  • Sep 11

    The Wonderful World Of Loan Shark

    The Wonderful World Of Loan Shark
    What’s in your wallet?  It’s a loan shark!  That’s how many people feel when they consider their ever-increasing debt burden.  Unfortunately, many of those same people continue to feed the shark by patronizing…
  • Sep 4

    The Automatic Stay In Chapter 13, And Foreclosure Sale

    The Automatic Stay In Chapter 13, And Foreclosure Sale
    A fellow bankruptcy attorney recently posed an interesting question regarding a threatened foreclosure sale before the automatic stay is lifted in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  Here is the exchange I had with her: Question:…
Rank this Week: 2663

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Sep 22

    Don’t Let Tax Rules Intimidate When Writing Nonprofit Thank-You’s to Donor

    Don’t Let Tax Rules Intimidate When Writing Nonprofit Thank-You’s to Donor
    Reading Roger Craver (author of Retention Fundraising: The New Art and Science of Keeping Your Donors for Life) should put a jolt into any fundraiser’s Monday morning, with his analysis of why the nonprofit sector is…
  • Aug 19

    The Message of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Other Nonprofit

    The Message of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Other Nonprofit
    Could anyone have predicted that this would be the next big fundraising  strategy to go viral and bring in big bucks? You’ve by now no doubt heard about the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association‘s challenge, in…
  • Aug 11

    For Fundraising Auction, Parties Can Be Scaled to Any Size and Age

    For Fundraising Auction, Parties Can Be Scaled to Any Size and Age
    An auction to raise money for a school or other nonprofit may, over the years, develop its own, unique culture and tradition. That’s what has occurred in the Piedmont school district of California, where parties, put…
Rank this Week: 4143

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Sep 22

    The Most Important Question for Your California Trust and Will Lawsuit

    The Most Important Question for Your California Trust and Will Lawsuit
    California’s Form Interrogatory 15.1 is probably the most important question you will ever ask in your Trust or Will lawsuit.  Why?  Because it requires the opposing party to tell you all facts, witnesses and documents they…
  • Sep 18

    What Are You Waiting For? Don’t sit on your rights to contest a California Trust or Will

    What Are You Waiting For? Don’t sit on your rights to contest a California Trust or Will
    If you think you have been wrongly disinherited from an estate, please do me a favor and act quickly.  I cannot tell you how many people I have talked to who have great claims, or rather HAD great claims, only to find out that they…
  • Sep 10

    How to Use a Financial Elder Abuse Claim in Your California Trust or Will Contest

    How to Use a Financial Elder Abuse Claim in Your California Trust or Will Contest
    When you bring a Will or Trust contest the facts you use to overturn an unfair Will or Trust may also apply to support a Financial Elder Abuse claim.  It is important to know how to use a Financial Elder Abuse claim properly. For our…
Rank this Week: 2813

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Sep 21

    Children vs. Mature Adults – What Do You Do When They Clash in the Streets!

    Children vs. Mature Adults – What Do You Do When They Clash in the Streets!
    Board, have any of you this problem on your plate – a “mature” owner comes to you and complaints about children playing in the street in your HOA? And/or the parents come to you because the neighbor is complaining about the…
  • Sep 3

    AB 1738- re: MEET AND CONFER in California Should be Stopped…Here’s Why…

    AB 1738- re: MEET AND CONFER in California Should be Stopped…Here’s Why…
    Boy, a lot of people generate a lot of work and energy promoting and opposing bills in Sacramento. I have a lot of respect for the groups that are working to protect HOAs and to try and minimize costs for Associations where possible, and am…
  • Jul 24

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?
    Who sets the Agenda for meetings in your HOA? Membership meetings? Board Meetings? Committee Meetings? Do you know? Do you care? You will if there is something you as a director want to on the Agenda and you run up against a roadblock. Why…
Rank this Week: 4506

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/
  • Sep 19

    California has collected $31 million under the Private Attorneys General Act

    California has collected $31 million under the Private Attorneys General Act
    By Christian Schreiber Last week, I posted that the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) had collected more than $24 million in penalties from lawsuits brought under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) through April 10,…
  • Sep 17

    California’s new sick leave law provides hardly a cure

    California’s new sick leave law provides hardly a cure
    By Mariko Yoshihara and Hina Shah Last week lawmakers, advocates, and workers gathered together in Los Angeles to celebrate the Governor’s signing of Assembly Bill 1522, heralded as an “historic action” to give millions of…
  • Sep 12

    If you’ve ever wondered how much California has received from PAGA settlements…wonder no more!

    If you’ve ever wondered how much California has received from PAGA settlements…wonder no more!
    The California Supreme Court’s June decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation has thrust the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) back into the foreground of wage-and-hour class actions.  The court held that despite a…
Rank this Week: 2994

Construction Lawyers Blog

Construction Lawyers Blog

Covers real estate and property law. By Lockhart Park LP.

http://www.constructionlawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Perfection of Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy

    Perfection of Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy
    If you are a contractor, subcontractor or supplier, you may notice that bankruptcies of developers and owners became more frequent during the downturn and can cause major problems on your projects. A mechanic’s lien is a significant and…
  • Sep 9

    Defective Stairways can be considered a Patent Construction Defect in California

    Defective Stairways can be considered a Patent Construction Defect in California
    Stairs are not safe!  At least the Court of Appeal in the Second Appellate District of California doesn’t think so. A rail station in Los Angeles was completed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority…
  • Aug 31

    Is The Construction Industry in Arizona Back to Normal?

    Is The Construction Industry in Arizona Back to Normal?
    The Phoenix Metro area is finally pulling out of the Great Recession of 2008.  Potential homebuyers are frantically looking to buy a home before interest rates rise and prices continue their ascent to normalcy.   For the last…
Rank this Week: 3063

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

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

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Announced Today that Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims With 46 State

    Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Announced Today that Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims With 46 State
    News and Information Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Announced Today that Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims With 46 States Following the $9.8 million Federal settlement in May 2014, Medtronic has agreed to pay 46 states and the…
  • Aug 27

    FDA Issues Recall for DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction

    FDA Issues Recall for DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction
    On April 16th, 2014 the FDA initiated a Class 1 recall (the most serious type of recall) on the DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System – also known as an External Mandibular Fixator and/or Distractor and a Bone Plate. The…
  • Aug 27

    Texting While Driving – It Can Wait!

    Texting While Driving – It Can Wait!
    by: Karlee Cemo Distracted driving and the national “Texting While Driving” epidemic We’ve all seen at one time or another… the “Don’t Text and Drive” commercials. I know I’m not alone when I…
Rank this Week: 2935

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3854

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Gallo Whines Its Way Into the Tequila Busine

    Gallo Whines Its Way Into the Tequila Busine
    In the not so distant past, E & J Gallo Winery (“Gallo”) decided that it was not satisfied with only being a player in the wine business.  It decided to expand his horizons and venture into the tequila business, which is…
  • Sep 12

    Ninth Circuit Limits Application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Ninth Circuit Limits Application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    Victims of trade secret theft often can seek a variety of civil and criminal remedies against those who have absconded with proprietary information.  The Ninth Circuit however recently rejected criminal charges in a situation where the…
  • Sep 5

    Vicarious Liability Under the Lanham Act: The Amazon Affiliate Case

    Vicarious Liability Under the Lanham Act: The Amazon Affiliate Case
    In a sensible decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Amazon.com Inc. is not vicariously liable for copyright infringement based upon the conduct of its Associates who use copyrighted photos without permission on…
Rank this Week: 2536

Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

By Christopher Rehmet.

http://www.shermanaccidentlaw.com/personal-injury-law-blog/
  • Sep 19

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer
    It is vital to have representation on your side if you hope to recover compensation after a car accident in north Texas. After all, an attorney’s sole job is to advocate on your behalf in order to help you win payment for any damages…
  • Aug 22

    Sherman, Texas Bus Accident – A Look Back

    Sherman, Texas Bus Accident – A Look Back
    In early August of 2008, a horrific bus accident that killed 17 people, and injured dozens more, occurred in the city of Sherman, Texas. The aftermath of the crash has left many citizens of Sherman, as well as family members of the crash…
  • Jul 22

    Lake Texoma- A Look at Accident Number

    Lake Texoma- A Look at Accident Number
    Located within the USACE Tulsa district of Texas and parts of Oklahoma, and formed by the Denison Dam on the Red River, Lake Texoma is one of the most popular lakes in the entirety of the United States. Each year, the massive lake and the…
Rank this Week: 3392