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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/
  • Jun 5

    I Don’t Do Magic

    I Don’t Do Magic
    I don’t do magic (despite owning four bunnies that I could pull out of a hat). I say this because I occasionally have a client who has heard of a legal maneuver to solve her problem, yet is too good to be true.  In a particular…
  • May 25

    IRS Substitute for Return (SFR) Isn’t Always Nondischargeable

    IRS Substitute for Return (SFR) Isn’t Always Nondischargeable
    Debtors can discharge their taxes in bankruptcy so long as they meet certain tests: the three-year test, the two-year test, the 240-day test and no fraud. I lay it out in the first paragraphs here  and in the last paragraphs here . One…
  • May 19

    When Dealing with the IRS, More Documentation is Better than Le

    When Dealing with the IRS, More Documentation is Better than Le
    There are hundreds of strategies for handling IRS issues. But not all strategies are as effective as others. A car-repair owner got audited and brought his tax-return preparer (Jim) to handle the audit. The preparer said to give the IRS as…
Rank this Week: 2368

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/
  • Jun 4

    What can you do if an Owner won't take back his horse? PART 2

    What can you do if an Owner won't take back his horse? PART 2
    You wouldn't think it would pop up all that often...you have someone else's horse and you want the owner to take it back, but the owner refuses to accept their own horse! Because horses are expensive, an owner often wants the burden of…
  • May 28

    Three Common Equine Contract Error

    Three Common Equine Contract Error
    1. Not using a contractWhen a client comes to me with a problem related to the sale of a horse, a trial period, a lease, or similar and I ask to see the contract...and there isn't one.  Prevailing in a "he says" "she says" situation can…
  • May 5

    Equine Architecture: is your barn safe?

    Equine Architecture: is your barn safe?
    Have you ever had an accident happen at the barn? Horses kick each other, a barn fire, wash rack injury?  Being around horses is an inherently dangerous risk, and boarding barns should not be liable for injuries that occur as a…
Rank this Week: 1608

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jun 4

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)
    Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) contracted with Levy Premium Foods to manage the food and beverage services at several entertainment venues located in southern California. Levy, in turn, contracted with Canvas Corporation to provide 1099…
  • May 5

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted
    In January I posted an article about Augustus v. ABM Securities.  In that case, the appellate court held that employees were provided compliant rest breaks even though the employees were technically “on-call” and had to…
  • Apr 30

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015
    Effective May 1, 2015, employees who work 2 or more hours per week in San Francisco are entitled to receive at least $12.25 per hour.
Rank this Week: 1819

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 1

    Marriage-based Green Cards and Transgendered Person

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

    Obama Immigration Policy Changes 2015

    Obama Immigration Policy Changes 2015
    Obama immigration policy changes… what’s to come in 2015 In November 2014, the President announced a number of changes to immigration policies. With the Republican party in charge of both chambers of the U.S. Congress, there have been…
  • Jan 20

    Republican Immigration Reform and a Giant Hershey Bar

    Republican Immigration Reform and a Giant Hershey Bar
    What do Republicans have planned with regard to immigration reform? Last week, Congressional Republicans held a bicameral retreat to discuss their plans for advancing their priorities, now that the party controls both the House of…
Rank this Week: 5056

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jun 1

    Estate Planning Questions You Won't Like

    Estate Planning Questions You Won't Like
    Thinking about mortality is bad enough for most people, but when you meet with an estate planning attorney you will be forced to face questions that might make you squirm. Who Will Raise Your Children? Children under the age of...
  • Mar 24

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050
    Dementia is not an easy illness to manage. Family members are forced to care for and financially back their loved ones when they are no longer able to do so for themselves. In most cases, individuals do not have adequate...
  • Mar 18

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?
    Aid & Attendance is a special pension that offers veterans and their surviving spouses additional funding/assistance for another person to help with eating, dressing, bathing and other daily maintenance matters. Not all veterans will…
Rank this Week: 3062

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 1

    IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)

    IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)
    On Friday the IRS released new guidance on how examiners should determine the amount of any penalty for the failure to file an FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank Account, FinCEN Form 114). The guidance is effective for all open cases as of May 13,…
  • May 28

    Have You Received a Deficiency Notice or Another Letter Regarding Tax Problems From the IRS?

    Have You Received a Deficiency Notice or Another Letter Regarding Tax Problems From the IRS?
    You filed your taxes like you were supposed to and you should be able to spend the rest of the year free from worries about taxes. But, then one day it appears. The envelope is fairly nondescript except for the name and address of the…
  • May 21

    U.S. Expatriates and International Workers: Beware of Exceptions to the Foreign Income Exclusion

    U.S. Expatriates and International Workers: Beware of Exceptions to the Foreign Income Exclusion
    U.S. citizen, resident aliens and others who are U.S. taxpayers face a unique mode of taxation in the United States. That is, U.S. taxpayers are taxed on their worldwide income regardless of where it was earned. Predictably and…
Rank this Week: 1884

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • May 31

    Advocates for unfettered executive discretionary authority, be careful what you ask for.

    Advocates for unfettered executive discretionary authority, be careful what you ask for.
    This week the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals put the brakes, rather a wheel lock, on President Obama’s prosecutorial discretion initiatives, DAPA and an expanded DACA, deciding not to lift the stay of implementation of these programs in a…
  • May 25

    Representing Iraqis helps dispel common myths.

    Representing Iraqis helps dispel common myths.
    The questions in the current discourse about foreign affairs and Iraq are whether it was a mistake to go in in 2003 and whether it was a mistake to get out in 2010. Conservatives have gone from No and Yes to Yes and Yes quicker than society…
  • May 17

    A week of reinventing the wheel in a system too complicated to administer.

    A week of reinventing the wheel in a system too complicated to administer.
    Time and time again immigration lawyers like to tell you how complicated the immigration laws are.  Often the motivation for saying this is to encourage people to hire a lawyer. While hiring a lawyer may help to avoid the procedural…
Rank this Week: 3388

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

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

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • May 29

    What to Expect in Divorce Court. What Happens and Why?

    What to Expect in Divorce Court. What Happens and Why?
    Divorce Court can be scary for everyone except for judges and divorce lawyers. We are used to it. What to expect in Divorce Court is the scariest part because the unexpected can lead to fear. Fear of what? Fear of the unknown. Sounds obvious…
  • Apr 25

    How Can I Kick My Wife or Husband out of the House?

    How Can I Kick My Wife or Husband out of the House?
    Question: How can I kick my wife or husband out of the house in California? Answer: California family law requires a showing of assault or threatened assault if the request is made on an emergency basis or the potential for physical or…
  • Mar 15

    What Are Typical Divorce Settlements in California?

    What Are Typical Divorce Settlements in California?
    Typical divorce settlements in California include terms that fit many cases. While every case is unique to its own facts, there are certain divorce settlement terms that overlap. What we write here are the overlapping terms we, as experienced…
Rank this Week: 2682

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4474

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 1466

The May Firm Blog

The May Firm Blog

Covers issues related to personal injury cases.

http://www.mayfirm.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Personal Injury: Loss Of Enjoyment Of Life

    Personal Injury: Loss Of Enjoyment Of Life
    The legal lingo used during a personal injury lawsuit confuses many people. Even when you know the vernacular meaning of a term, you may not fully understand what that same term means in a legal setting. A personal injury term that often…
  • May 18

    Automobile Accidents: The Most Common Type Of Personal Injury Case

    Automobile Accidents: The Most Common Type Of Personal Injury Case
    It has been an American tradition for decades. Teenagers impatiently counting down the days until they can get their first driver’s license! Driving gives a young person a sense of freedom and excitement. Even as adults, a leisurely…
  • May 16

    What To Expect From a Personal Injury Settlement

    What To Expect From a Personal Injury Settlement
    What Is a ? A personal injury settlement is reached when the plaintiff agrees in writing to permanently drop their legal case against the defendant in exchange for financial compensation from the defendant, the terms of which are also spelled…
Rank this Week: 1705

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Shares insights about bankruptcy law and practice.

http://www.klavirlaw.com/blog/
  • May 24

    2015 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2015 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2015. Please see it below for your view and use: Please do not copy the contents of the above Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition verbatim. It should be…
  • Mar 20

    2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    I can’t believe that it has been a couple years since I posted my first Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition. The Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2013. I continue to see Pro Se Debtors…
  • Jan 15

    2013 Schedule for the Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court Self-Help Desk

    2013 Schedule for the Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court Self-Help Desk
    As many of you know, I have volunteered for a number of years at the United States Bankruptcy Court – Central District – San Fernando Valley Division in Woodland Hills at the Bankruptcy “Self-Help Desk.” In 2010, I was…
Rank this Week: 3321

Orange County Business &…

Orange County Business & Entertainment Law

Covers business, entertainment, restaurant, retail and landlord/tenant law. By Ashley C. L. Brown.

http://ocbusinessentertainmentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

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  • Jan 31

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  • Jan 20

    Best watches in the world! Luxury bags, phones, jewelry in our boutique.

    Best watches in the world! Luxury bags, phones, jewelry in our boutique.
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Rank this Week: 3223

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: 2602

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • May 20

    USCIS Announcement

    USCIS Announcement
    http://http://www.uscis.gov/news/uscis-temporarily-suspends-premium-processing-extension-stay-h-1b-petitions Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B…
  • Apr 29

    Amended H-1B petition is required for any material change to the H-1B employee’s worksite location

    Amended H-1B petition is required for any material change to the H-1B employee’s worksite location
    In a decision issued on April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), which conducts administrative review of certain categories of appeals to denials of immigration benefits, to ensure that immigration law and policy is interpreted…
  • Mar 27

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2015 Visa Bulletin In the April Bulletin, there is a retrogression of nearly 10 months in the EB-3 category for China, with a slight forward movement in most other visa…
Rank this Week: 4657

California Personal Injury Law…

California Personal Injury Law Case Notes

Provides information and insights into the law for California accident victims and their families. By the Danko Law Firm.

http://www.capersonalinjurycaselawnotes.com/
  • May 19

    Settlement Reached for Actos Bladder Cancer Victim

    Settlement Reached for Actos Bladder Cancer Victim
    Takeda, the manufacturer of Actos, has agreed to pay $nearly $2.4 billion to settle bladder cancer claims brought by users:  who  took Actos at some time prior to December 1, 2011, who were diagnosed with bladder cancer on or…
  • Apr 24

    Skin, Yes. Skim, No. Club Cannot Take Exotic Dancer's Tip

    Skin, Yes. Skim, No. Club Cannot Take Exotic Dancer's Tip
    Recently a California jury awarded 249 exotic dancers $6.5 million for unpaid wages.  The jury found that their employer, Paradise Showgirls, violated the Labor Code that prohibits a Club from taking a portion of the dancers' tips or…
  • Apr 2

    Deal or No Deal? Takeda offers $2.2 billion

    Deal or No Deal? Takeda offers $2.2 billion
     Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. the manufacture of Actos diabetes medicine has offered to pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve patients’ claims that the drug caused their cancer, according to Bloomberg News. More than 8,000…
Rank this Week: 3713

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1867

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant
    Co-ownership of real estate in California can be expensive when one co-owner, known in the law as a co-tenant, does not cooperate in the sale of the property. This often occurs when the uncooperative co-tenant is…
  • Mar 27

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer
    When an fraudulent transfer occurs before a debtor files for protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code, creditors must promptly protect their rights to ensure that the bankruptcy does not discharge the debtor's liability for their…
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
Rank this Week: 3854

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: 2959

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • May 15

    $500,000 Recovery In 2015 Dollars For Child Molestation: “Took Every Penny the Molester Had”

    $500,000 Recovery In 2015 Dollars For Child Molestation: “Took Every Penny the Molester Had”
    Molestation Case Against Stepfather Settled for San Jose Woman San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday, January 18, 1984 By Allyn Stone A young San Jose woman who was sexually molested by her stepfather nine years ago was awarded $210,000 worth of…
  • Apr 24

    Nearly One Million Trek Bicycles Recalled

    Nearly One Million Trek Bicycles Recalled
    After three reported incidents, one of which left a rider paralyzed, Trek has issued a recall of nearly one million bicycles across the United States and Canada. According to a recent article by Time Magazine, the bicycles in question have…
  • Apr 20

    Headgear for Girls’ Lacrosse

    Headgear for Girls’ Lacrosse
    Girls’ Lacrosse in Florida is the latest organized sport to adopt protective headgear for players. According to a recent New York Times article, Florida became the first state to require protective headgear for high school girls’…
Rank this Week: 2421

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • May 12

    IRS Notice CP81

    IRS Notice CP81
    It is critically important to know your rights before interacting with the IRS. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: IRS NoticesNotices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsRead more…
  • May 12

    IRS Notice CP80

    IRS Notice CP80
    It is critically important to know your rights before interacting with the IRS. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: IRS NoticesNotices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsRead more…
  • May 12

    IRS Notice CP39

    IRS Notice CP39
    It is critical to know your rights before turning any information over to the IRS. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: IRS NoticesNotices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsRead more…
Rank this Week: 2636

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: 2949

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    When In Doubt Go To The School District

    When In Doubt Go To The School District
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Are you frustrated that your school's Principal or Vice Principal are not listening nor acting adequately on your school complaints?  Are you being given a blank…
  • Mar 26

    One More Tool To Stop Your Child's Expulsion: No Proof Of Other Means Of Correction Or Physical Danger

    One More Tool To Stop Your Child's Expulsion: No Proof Of Other Means Of Correction Or Physical Danger
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995With school expulsions, it can sometimes seem hopeless.  The school may be able to prove a child "did it," and isn't that it?  Not necessarily.  Schools…
  • Feb 12

    Filing A CIF Appeal On Sports Denials, How Does The Hearing Process Work?

    Filing A CIF Appeal On Sports Denials, How Does The Hearing Process Work?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Has your son or daughter been banned from playing sports by the local CIF office due to an alleged "sports motivated" transfer?  Is your initial sit-out period being…
Rank this Week: 4148

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?
    Santa Rosa supervised visitation attorney blog. According to California law, parents should have frequent and continuous contact with their minor children during the separation process and after their divorce is finalized. However, the law…
  • Apr 20

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce
    How are spousal support payments calculated in a California divorce? Ending a marriage can affect almost every aspect of your life, including your financial stability. In many relationships, one party chooses to forgo education or pursuing a…
  • Apr 3

    Certain California Same-Sex Divorce Residency Requirement Exception

    Certain California Same-Sex Divorce Residency Requirement Exception
    Certain California same-sex divorce residency requirement exceptions. Though the right to marry for same-sex couples is quickly expanding throughout the country, there are still a significant number of states that refuse to recognize same-sex…
Rank this Week: 3195

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    San Diego BUI (Boating Under The Influence) Law

    San Diego BUI (Boating Under The Influence) Law
    The Law Offices of Susan L. Hartman recently wrote a blog article about biking or cycling under the influence.  Now that it’s almost summer, not only is it good to brush up on the biking laws, it is also good to do a quick…
  • Mar 16

    San Diego County DMV Hearing Officer Guilty: Accepting DUI Defense Attorneys’ Bribe

    San Diego County DMV Hearing Officer Guilty: Accepting DUI Defense Attorneys’ Bribe
    In San Diego County, or anywhere in California, if you are arrested for drunk driving, two processes automatically begin.  One is the court process which is handled through the criminal court system and involves criminal charges and…
  • Mar 11

    San Diego DecoBikes: Beware Of Possible BUI’

    San Diego DecoBikes: Beware Of Possible BUI’
    San Diego neighborhoods, including Hillcrest, North Park, South Park, Golden Hills, Mission Hills, Little Italy, and Downtown, have new DecoBike stations.  In fact, at least 80 rental stations have been installed, with a total of 180…
Rank this Week: 3671

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
  • Apr 28

    Testimony During a Los Angeles Domestic…

    Testimony During a Los Angeles Domestic Violence Criminal Case A person can be charged under California Penal Code §273.5 a person can be charged with domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as when a person “who willfully…
  • Nov 18

    Can a Domestic Violence Criminal Case Affect my Family Law Case?

    Can a Domestic Violence Criminal Case Affect my Family Law Case?
    If you are going through a dissolution, it will be handled by the Family Law Court. This court is very different from the criminal court. The laws are different, procedures are different, and the Judges are different. If you are going through…
  • Oct 28

    Different Levels of Criminal Offense

    Different Levels of Criminal Offense
    When you have been arrested on suspicion of having committed a criminal offense, you will be issued a citation. The citation will contain the date in which you have to appear in court, the courthouse, the law that you have violated, and…
Rank this Week: 3945

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Palm Springs Estate Attorney Discusses the Estate Tax

    Palm Springs Estate Attorney Discusses the Estate Tax
    The U.S. House of Representatives voted earlier this month to repeal the Federal Estate Tax. Republicans have long voiced their opposition over this tax but a vote to repeal hasn’t occurred in over a decade. The measure passed with 240…
  • Mar 16

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Explains the Pitfalls of Bankruptcy on Trust

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Explains the Pitfalls of Bankruptcy on Trust
    Bankruptcy can disrupt your estate plan. We previously discussed here the problem bankruptcy creates if you have assets in joint tenancy with a bankruptcy debtor. However, bankruptcy can also effect your estate plan for your beneficiaries if…
  • Jan 5

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015
    California has roughly 900 new laws that will go into effect in 2015. Some of the highlights are: Immigrant Driver's Licenses The DMV will now issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants if they meet every qualification including…
Rank this Week: 3999

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/
Rank this Week: 1776

Los Angeles Hit And Run Lawyer…

Los Angeles Hit And Run Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangeleshitandrunlawyer.com/
  • Apr 23

    Los Angeles Hit and Run Arraignment

    Los Angeles Hit and Run Arraignment
    If you have been charged with a Los Angeles Hit and Run, you will get a citation which will state the date, time and location of the courthouse at which you will have to appear. This appearance is not optional, or per your convenience. You…
  • Oct 23

    Los Angeles DUI and Hit and Run Rising from One Offense

    Los Angeles DUI and Hit and Run Rising from One Offense
    Many clients mistakenly believe that because certain charges arise out of one incident, that it is all considered to be one offense. This is not true. You can be charged with many different offenses, possibly resulting in multiple convictions…
  • Oct 16

    Potential Consequences for a Los Angeles Hit and Run

    Potential Consequences for a Los Angeles Hit and Run
    Like most criminal offenses, the potential consequences for a Los Angeles Hit and Run are on a spectrum. The reason the potential sentence can vary is because the court will take into account the person’s criminal background as well as…
Rank this Week: 2561

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Covers lead and phthlate laws, product safety and products liability.

http://www.swhlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3510

Food Safety and Risk Management

Food Safety and Risk Management

Covers food safety and food liability issues, such as minimizing the risk of and responding to food recalls. By Steven A. Kronenberg.

http://foodlawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Followup Re: GMOs and the Pesticide Arms Race: EPA Considering Testing Food for Roundup Residue

    Followup Re: GMOs and the Pesticide Arms Race: EPA Considering Testing Food for Roundup Residue
     (Photo Credit: zengardener.com. Trademarks and copyrights are property of their registered owners.) As reported by Reuters and Food Safety News, the EPA is considering testing food products for residues of glyphosate, also known by the…
  • Apr 18

    Genetically Modified Foods Are Still A Problem

    Genetically Modified Foods Are Still A Problem
    I hold Bill Nye in high regard for all he has done to raise public awareness of important scientific issues.  However, I respectfully disagree with his love of GMO foods for at least four reasons. (1) The Pesticide Resistance Arms Race:…
  • Aug 16

    “Natural” Food and Artificial Injustice – Toward a Fair Liability Standard

    “Natural” Food and Artificial Injustice – Toward a Fair Liability Standard
    Please see my recently-published article in Plaintiff Magazine regarding the liability standards that apply in California for food-related personal injuries. The Mexicali Rose decision allows plaintiffs to state some previously non-cognizable…
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Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

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

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
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Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    H-1B Lottery Conducted for more than 230,000 Petition

    H-1B Lottery Conducted for more than 230,000 Petition
    The USCIS announced receipt of 233,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 13, the agency used a computer-generated random lottery, to select…
  • Feb 27

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date
    H-1B petitions will be accepted by the USCIS for employer filing for October 1, 2015 employment is April 1, 2015. Last year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 9, 2014, that it had received 172,500 H-1B …
  • Jan 4

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip
    Immigration Attorney Chuck Miller lists his Top Ten H-1B tips for employers and professional employees, in advance of the start of the April 1, 2015 H-1B filing periodEmployers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers…
Rank this Week: 4848

Rifkin Consulting Attorney…

Rifkin Consulting Attorney Recruiter Blog

Covers job search advice for lawyers.

http://rifkinconsulting.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Trends in California Law Firm

    Trends in California Law Firm
    So many changes in the way firms do business during the last five years...some areas of practice that were dormant are now "hot", such as corporate law and real estate.  Labor and employment remains a very desirable area of practice for…
  • Feb 10

    Ten Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile

    Ten Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile
    My esteemed colleague, Anabella Bonfa, is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who writes and lectures on how to enhance your LinkedIn profile to maximize this marketing tool.  I have personally observed how Anabella works…
  • May 16

    Get My Attention – Send a Respectable Cover Letter!

    Get My Attention – Send a Respectable Cover Letter!
    Recently I read an article by a recruiter who very straightforwardly acknowledged that she often receives unimpressive application materials from job-seekers.  This is often a non-starter and the result is…Delete.  Why? …
Rank this Week: 2732

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/
  • Apr 13

    Government & Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele

    Government & Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele
    Los Angeles -- The Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy Group of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to welcome Daniel Freedman as an associate in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Freedman's experience includes…
  • Mar 20

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.
    By Benjamin M. Reznik The Los Angeles area, which once boasted two professional football teams, has been without an NFL franchise for twenty years. That's not to say there haven't been several stadium proposals during that time, among them…
  • Feb 5

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?
    By Benjamin M. Reznik In terms of land use regulations that have far-reaching effects on development in California, the application - or misapplication - of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is near the top of the list. CEQA,…
Rank this Week: 4923

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody
    Courts are being asked to decide vaccination issues between disagreeing parents in child custody cases . These disagreements are catching the public's eye and ears in the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak, and public opposition to…
  • Jan 15

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?
    Recent changes in the California version of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act now permit a judge making a restraining order, to make an order for "... the exclusive care, possession, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased,…
  • Nov 19

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
Rank this Week: 4909

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3279

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

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

    Sonoma County Jail Repots Man Arrested For 2 DUIs in 2 Day

    Sonoma County Jail Repots Man Arrested For 2 DUIs in 2 Day
    A 55 year old man was arrested for DUI and booked in to the Sonoma County jail on Friday, March 27, 2015. That man was arrested with a child in his car and booked for drunk diving and suspicion of...
  • Apr 4

    Sonoma County Jail Repots Man Arrested For 2 DUIs in 2 Day

    Sonoma County Jail Repots Man Arrested For 2 DUIs in 2 Day
    A 55 year old man was arrested for DUI and booked in to the Sonoma County jail on Friday, March 27, 2015. That man was arrested with a child in his car and booked for drunk diving and suspicion of cruelty to a child. He posted bail on…
  • Apr 3

    Napa CHP Arrests 8 DUI Driver

    Napa CHP Arrests 8 DUI Driver
    Officers of the California Highway Patrol working out of the Napa County area office made 8 DUI arrests last weekend. Officers reported that they arrested three drivers for drunk driving after traffic accidents. Occupants of two of the…
Rank this Week: 3503

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

    Discharging Income Taxes In Bankruptcy After A Substitute For Return Is Filed

    Discharging Income Taxes In Bankruptcy After A Substitute For Return Is Filed
    Some time ago I wrote about discharging income taxes in bankruptcy.  I stated that there is a three-part test for determining their dischargeability, and started with the following executive summary: For a tax to be dischargeable in…
  • Jan 29

    The Feds Are Fishing For Loan Shark Collector

    The Feds Are Fishing For Loan Shark Collector
    Many ― but not all ― debt collectors working for loan sharks are alleged humans who do the bidding of the dark side of the force.  I have written about abusive debt collectors several times, in unflattering terms.  It…
  • Jan 23

    Obamacare And Bankruptcy

    Obamacare And Bankruptcy
    One of the putative motivations for enacting Obamacare (a.k.a. The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act; have fun reading it, and make sure you have industrial quantities of coffee on hand) was to ensure that no one would be financially…
Rank this Week: 2096

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
Rank this Week: 2127

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Employees of Acquired Company

    Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Employees of Acquired Company
    The following is the text of an e-bulletin that I authored and that was published by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. Francisco Marenco was employed by 180 Connect, Inc. As a ……
  • Jan 15

    Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transaction

    Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transaction
    The Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California just published an e-bulletin that I prepared. The e-bulletin alerts attorneys to a paper written by Leo Strine, Jr., chief justice of the Delaware Supreme…
  • Jan 7

    Real Estate Withholding Credit for Pass-Through Entitie

    Real Estate Withholding Credit for Pass-Through Entitie
    The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has recently published a reminder about credit for real-estate withholding. According to the FTB: Pass-through business entities that pass through their income, deductions, and credits to the owners…
Rank this Week: 3041

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/
  • Mar 31

    Sonoma County Tenant Required to Pay $102K in Restitution after Grow Operation Damaged Home

    Sonoma County Tenant Required to Pay $102K in Restitution after Grow Operation Damaged Home
    Earlier this month in Sonoma County, a Graton man was ordered to pay over $102K in restitution damages to the owner of the home he was renting. According to a report by the San Jose Mercury News, the tenant was charged with and convicted of…
  • Mar 11

    "Plain Smell" Doctrine Results in Two Marijuana Busts in Sonoma County

    "Plain Smell" Doctrine Results in Two Marijuana Busts in Sonoma County
    Over the past few weeks, police in Sonoma County have made a number of arrests for transporting large amounts of marijuana. According to a report by Patch.com, two of the arrests resulted from an officer's report that he could smell marijuana…
  • Mar 5

    Santa Rosa Police Seize 135 Pounds of Marijuana and AK-47, One Man Arrested

    Santa Rosa Police Seize 135 Pounds of Marijuana and AK-47, One Man Arrested
    Earlier last month in Santa Rosa, police got word that the residents of an aging commercial facility that had been converted into three mechanic's bays were acting hostile towards a city inspector present to issue a cease-work order. The…
Rank this Week: 2913

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

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

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Mar 26

    Patent litigation

    Patent litigation
    Recently I attended a program on patent reform featuring representatives from both sides in the "patent troll" debate. Though there was disagreement on the nature and extent of the problem, most of the panelists seemed receptive to proposed…
  • Jan 5

    Law and Movie

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

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
Rank this Week: 5018

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

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

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

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

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
  • Jan 13

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Business Attorney Doug Schreiber of Anker, Hymes and Schreiber,…
Rank this Week: 3939

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Mar 18

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action
    Civil Code section 3291 provides that if the plaintiff in a personal injury action makes a Code of Civil Procedure section 998 offer to compromise which the defendant does not accept, and the plaintiff obtains a more favorable judgment,…
  • Feb 11

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial
    Now, more than ever, terms like “illegal alien,” “illegal immigrant,” and “undocumented worker” generate fear and controversy in our society.  And in the courtroom setting, the passionate responses…
  • Jan 7

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)
    “This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET…
Rank this Week: 4421