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CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Oct 22

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology
    Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because…
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
Rank this Week: 3517

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    What Is an Executor?

    What Is an Executor?
    Probate is a legal process that comes into play if you use a last will to facilitate asset transfers after you pass away. When you create a last will, you name an executor. This is the person who will handle the estate administration…
  • Oct 20

    What Is the Difference Between a General and a Limited Power of Attorney?

    What Is the Difference Between a General and a Limited Power of Attorney?
    Powers of attorney are used throughout the legal field for various different reasons. There are different types of powers of attorney, and you should understand the distinctions so that you can make informed decisions. With this in mind,…
  • Oct 19

    What Is a Supplemental (Special) Needs Trust?

    What Is a Supplemental (Special) Needs Trust?
    A supplemental needs trust, also known as a special needs trust, is a type of trust that can be used to provide resources for the benefit of a loved one with a disability who is enrolled in government benefit programs. We will look…
Rank this Week: 3243

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

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

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Oct 21

    Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?

    Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?
    When life-saving airbags contain hidden defects, they can become lethal weapons. That awful irony is the story behind several tragic deaths and many injuries believed to be caused by certain defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corp.…
  • Sep 19

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny
    In a proposal released this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it intends to exercise increased scrutiny over non-bank auto finance companies that make, acquire or refinance 10,000 auto loans or leases per year. There…
  • Sep 17

    Car Buying Tips You Don't Want to Mi

    Car Buying Tips You Don't Want to Mi
    If you dread - absolutely dread - buying a car, you are not alone. A reported 83% of Americans loathe the process of dealing with a car salesman. You would rather go to the dentist, handle a job interview, or sit through dinner with the…
Rank this Week: 3141

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Information on tort law in California. By Glotzer & Sweat LLP.

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Oct 21

    Personal Injury Insurance Settlement Negotiations in CA

    Personal Injury Insurance Settlement Negotiations in CA
    Personal injury insurance settlement negotiations in CA can be tricky without the right advice and assistance of legal counsel.  Having negotiated hundreds of claims throughout the Golden State ranging from traffic collisions to injuries…
  • Oct 14

    Video Message from Attorney Steven Sweat

    Video Message from Attorney Steven Sweat
    Watch my awesome new video. Thanks @SmartShootInc -> http://t.co/Ribn2uZ0oc #video #nofilter — Steven M. Sweat (@StevenMSweat) October 14, 2014 We welcome you to watch a video message from attorney Steven Sweat about the history of…
  • Oct 3

    Right of Way Car Accident Claims in California

    Right of Way Car Accident Claims in California
    Right of way car accident claims in California involve numerous, common traffic collision fact patterns as I can attest to as a personal injury attorney handling cases throughout the state including Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, the…
Rank this Week: 3223

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Oct 21

    Four of the Weirdest Animal Laws of All Time

    Four of the Weirdest Animal Laws of All Time
    Humans aren’t the only ones who have to follow the rules. It doesn’t take much legislative history research to turn up an animal law or two, but if you keep at it long enough, your law research will eventually yield some pretty…
  • Oct 13

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent

    Federal judge tackles legislative intent
      What does this statute mean? As we are well aware here at Legislative Intent Service, in the face of ambiguous language, sometimes this simple question has no easy answers. Sure, we have canons of statutory interpretation. But what…
  • Sep 11

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today
    About 20% of all civil lawsuits in the U.S. have to do with automobile accidents. Every day, people get speeding tickets, have fender benders, or break traffic laws in a myriad of other ways — some of which may be stranger than…
Rank this Week: 3268

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/
  • Oct 21

    Same-Sex Couples Who Marry Could Encounter Obstacles to Divorce

    Same-Sex Couples Who Marry Could Encounter Obstacles to Divorce
    Laws governing marriage and divorce vary from state to state, including whether the jurisdiction recognizes a same-sex union. Just recently, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear any cases on same-sex marriage from the lower…
  • Oct 14

    California Court Precludes Ex-Wife's Challenge of Child Support Arrearage and Attorney Fee

    California Court Precludes Ex-Wife's Challenge of Child Support Arrearage and Attorney Fee
    The California Family Code and other portions of state law govern many aspects of a divorce proceeding. Courts in this state are empowered to issue any number of orders affecting the parties' rights to items such as marital property, spousal…
  • Oct 7

    California Court Addresses A Mother's Efforts To "Reunify" With Her Child

    California Court Addresses A Mother's Efforts To "Reunify" With Her Child
    Many child custody issues arise within or are connected to a divorce proceeding. Courts will generally refer to what is known as "the best interests of the child" standard when making any rulings concerning a child's custody arrangement. …
Rank this Week: 4076

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

Features business updates with a focus on California law. By Top Floor Legal, PC.

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    What Should I Pay My Employees?

    What Should I Pay My Employees?
    If your small business is about to begin to hire its first employees, you may be puzzled about how much to pay them. If you offer too little, you won’t be able to hire who you want, but if you offer too much, you may find yourself…
  • Oct 16

    Bring Your Own Device – Good Idea?

    Bring Your Own Device – Good Idea?
    Many employers now either expect or permit employees to use their own electronic devices – smartphones, tablets and laptops – for work.  For company purposes, those devices need access to the company network and vice…
  • Oct 14

    Are Women-Only Gyms Discriminatory?

    Are Women-Only Gyms Discriminatory?
    Why don’t health clubs that restrict their membership to women run afoul of discrimination laws?  Or for that matter, why don’t any clubs that restrict membership by gender violate the law? The answer, in short, is that…
Rank this Week: 2518

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/
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
  • Oct 14

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline
    As of this writing, the San Francisco Giants, a wild card pick, just trounced the Washington Nationals in the Division Series. The Giants, who tend to perform well in post-season games, are off to play the San Louis Cardinals. Sports, it…
  • Oct 7

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce
    It's natural that the rise in gay marriage cases would create ripples throughout other areas of family law. The new frontier appears to be over the issue of same-sex divorce. Just as in heterosexual marriages and subsequent divorces, the…
Rank this Week: 3528

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    Data Breach and Liability Insurance: Managing the Potential Risk and Addressing Claim

    Data Breach and Liability Insurance: Managing the Potential Risk and Addressing Claim
    On November 12, 2014, I will be participating in a webinar “Data Breach and Liability Insurance: Managing the Potential Risk and Addressing Claims” through the Commercial Law Web Advisor. I’ll be joined by two insurer-side attorneys at…
  • Oct 8

    Accessing The D&O Liability Coverage of a Bankrupt Corporation

    Accessing The D&O Liability Coverage of a Bankrupt Corporation
    An automatic stay in bankruptcy prevents anyone from accessing the property of the debtor estate, including the directors’ and officers’ liability (D&O) policies which insure individual directors and officers of the estate as well as…
  • Sep 17

    Setting Up a Successful Negotiation Regarding “2860 Rates”

    Setting Up a Successful Negotiation Regarding “2860 Rates”
    “The insurer’s obligation to pay fees to the independent counsel selected by the insured is limited to the rates which are actually paid by the insurer to attorneys retained by it in the ordinary course of business in the defense of…
Rank this Week: 4346

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Oct 21

    Possible Penalties for a Driving under the Influence Conviction in California

    Possible Penalties for a Driving under the Influence Conviction in California
    As a result of campaigns by groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, to raise public awareness about the risks associated with drinking and driving, the laws relating to driving under the influence, or DUI,  have changed…
  • Oct 16

    What Is Extortion in California?

    What Is Extortion in California?
    Have you ever been in a situation, knowingly or unknowingly, where you may have blackmailed someone? Meaning that you used information against someone in order to get something you wanted. Maybe it was a misunderstanding, or maybe you were…
  • Oct 14

    What Is the Difference between Assault and Battery?

    What Is the Difference between Assault and Battery?
    If you have been charged with assault and/or battery in the State of California you could be facing serious penalties if convicted. Although people often use the two terms together, the charges of assault and battery are actually separate…
Rank this Week: 3377

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Oct 20

    DO LIKE OR HATE HALLOWEEN?

    DO LIKE OR HATE HALLOWEEN?
    When you take a survey of how people feel about Halloween, you usually get answers like: “oh, I love  to get dressed up and go to a party” or “I hate it.  All that candy and the kids get crazy” or ” I…
  • Oct 13

    LET’S GO BACK TO KINDNESS

    LET’S GO BACK TO KINDNESS
    I was watching a PBS show on “The Royals” and one of the surprising insights they talked about was the fact that the Royal Family is and was taught how to be interested in each person they spoke with.  This created good…
  • Oct 6

    HOW TO BECOME MORE CONFIDENT

    HOW TO BECOME MORE CONFIDENT
    So I hope you all read last week’s post.  I’m really interested in your comments.  Should women “buy into” every suggestion as how to become more confident in a “man’s world”.  Or is…
Rank this Week: 2541

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Stop passing the buck

    Stop passing the buck
    If there is one thing I have learned in the legal business it's that if people took more control over what they did (or didn't do), there would not be so many lawsuits.  I know it's an outdated notion but think about it.  If people…
  • Oct 13

    Scary Storie

    Scary Storie
    By raise of hands, how many out there in blogland have heard of the attorney-client privilege?  How about the doctor-patient privilege? How about the law Librarian-patron privilege?  Haven't heard of that one?  Not surprising…
  • Oct 5

    Fighting for the underdog

    Fighting for the underdog
    Do any of  you out in blogland remember the cartoon Underdog?  I loved that cartoon - Shoeshine Boy, Polly Purebred (because she was pure bred, get it?!) - great characters.  As things happen, I got older and found myself…
Rank this Week: 3961

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Oct 20

    Jeff Polsky on Panel for 2014 Nexus Symposium at Chapman University

    Jeff Polsky on Panel for 2014 Nexus Symposium at Chapman University
    Chapman University’s Nexus Journal of Law and Policy is presenting a symposium entitled: Regulating California Businesses: Are Current Laws Best Serving the State’s Economic Interests or Has the Sun Set on California? The…
  • Oct 16

    California Takes Firm Stand Against Driver’s License Discrimination

    California Takes Firm Stand Against Driver’s License Discrimination
    California just added the circumstances under which an individual was issued a driver’s license to the list of categories protected by the Fair Employment and Housing Act. What’s that you say? You were unaware of…
  • Oct 14

    Thinking About Outsourcing? Think Again. (AB 1897)

    Thinking About Outsourcing? Think Again. (AB 1897)
    Guest post by Los Angeles associate, Connie Chen. Since Governor Brown signed AB 1897 on September 28, 2014, many businesses are likely wondering whether the new law, California Labor Code § 2810.3, will increase their liability when…
Rank this Week: 2564

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    A Debtor by Any Other Name: New Identification Guidance for Financing Statement

    A Debtor by Any Other Name: New Identification Guidance for Financing Statement
    The requirements of California real estate law change regularly. That is one of the many reasons it is important to consult with a licensed an experienced real estate attorney before entering into any sort of commercial real estate…
  • Oct 10

    Deadline Extended on New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure

    Deadline Extended on New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure
    There has been an important development in California commercial real estate law. California Public Resources Code Section 25402.10 requires owners and operators of certain non-residential buildings to disclose building energy performance…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Changes Property Tax Law and Closes Contract Voidability Penalty Loophole

    New California Law Changes Property Tax Law and Closes Contract Voidability Penalty Loophole
    A new law important to certain foreign LLCs went into effect in California on September 15, 2014. According to the Imperial Valley News, Governor Brown signed the law that day, and it includes a clause that indicates that the law takes effect…
Rank this Week: 3660

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Wells Fargo Paying $5 Million to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Allegation

    Wells Fargo Paying $5 Million to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Allegation
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced last week that it reached a $5 million settlement with Wells Fargo to resolve claims that the company discriminated against pregnant women, new mothers, and women on maternity…
  • Oct 16

    Can I sue if an ambulance comes too slowly in San Francisco?

    Can I sue if an ambulance comes too slowly in San Francisco?
    The subject of emergency response time is a hot topic in San Francisco right now. Late last month, an ambulance responding to a car accident involving the wife of the mayor arrived after the 10 minute time standard set by the San Francisco…
  • Oct 13

    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Take Case of Muslim Teen not Hired at Abercrombie because of Headscarf

    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Take Case of Muslim Teen not Hired at Abercrombie because of Headscarf
    Several years ago, a Muslim teen applied for a sales associate job at the Abercrombie Kids clothing store at a mall in Tulsa. Abercrombie has a strict dress and appearance code, and mandates that employees not wear black. The applicant asked…
Rank this Week: 3252

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Oct 19

    Missed Meeting

    Missed Meeting
    QUESTION: I need to know how many times a board member can miss meetings consecutively before being removed from the board. ANSWER: There is nothing in the law about removing a director for missed meetings. That would be covered by your…
  • Oct 12

    Controlling Management

    Controlling Management
    QUESTION:Our management company is trying to take over all board duties. I for one am against that. Can a board member perform certain duties within the association–like talking to vendors and current contractors to get information for…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2574

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

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

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Oct 18

    A short-lived defense of bureaucracy.

    A short-lived defense of bureaucracy.
    A couple of weeks someone was talking to me about how she wanted an accommodation from someone within a big bureaucracy. She did not get it and was perplexed and slightly angry that she got know. As she saw it, a little accommodation would…
  • Sep 28

    Recent Ninth Circuit Decision could be of monumental significance.

    Recent Ninth Circuit Decision could be of monumental significance.
    On September 5, 2014, the Ninth Circuit issued a very important decision, Torres-Valdivias v. Holder. The decision held that when seeking a discretionary benefit, an alien who committed a violent or dangerous crime will not receive that…
  • Sep 7

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.

    It’s the President’s duty to fix a broken system through executive action.
    There was immigration-practice-related developments in the main stream news this week. First, the President announced that any executive orders he will make about immigration law will be after the November (2014) elections.  Also, it was…
Rank this Week: 4663

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 4606

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: 3518

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
  • Oct 17

    What are the Elements of a Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Charge in the South Bay?

    What are the Elements of a Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Charge in the South Bay?
     California Penal Code §647 defines several different scenarios in which a person may be charged with lewd or lascivious conduct. One of the most common scenarios in which many of our clients find themselves, is when they are…
  • Oct 14

    Potential Sentence for Driving with a Suspended License

    Potential Sentence for Driving with a Suspended License
    Many people believe that a violation of Vehicle Code §14601 is an infraction and does not care with it significant consequences or penalties. This is not true. Driving with a suspended license is a serious charge, and can result in a…
  • Oct 6

    Can I Expunge a Los Angeles DUI?

    Can I Expunge a Los Angeles DUI?
    What is an Expungement? An Expungement basically allows certain criminal records to be sealed. This means that if you are applying for a job or a financial institution, home loan or otherwise, they would not be able to see your criminal…
Rank this Week: 3634

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/
  • Oct 17

    How an Attorney Can Help With Your Small Busine

    How an Attorney Can Help With Your Small Busine
    Deciding to start a small business can be both exciting and stressful, and seeing your business succeed can be highly rewarding. The reality of starting a small business is, however, that forming and running a business is generally far from…
  • Oct 10

    4 Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make

    4 Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make
    As much as you may want to avoid litigation when it comes to your business, conflicts arise and are sometimes unavoidable as a cost of running a successful business. While you and your business partners may have other philosophies on…
  • Oct 3

    5 Items to Include in a Real Estate Purchase Contract

    5 Items to Include in a Real Estate Purchase Contract
    5 Items to Include in a Real Estate Purchase Contract When you make an offer on real estate you want to buy, there can be a lot of paperwork involved. Many additions to real estate purchase contracts are obvious, such as the address of the…
Rank this Week: 3602

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

Covers California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions, legislation, litigation and reform. By Miller Starr Regalia.

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3989

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Oct 16

    Truth, or No Consequence

    Truth, or No Consequence
    Yesterday, I wrote to point out that the death of the Constitution comes more from the lack of integrity of the judiciary, than from the batons, pepper spray, or bullets of cops. Today, Gideon, a public defender, tells a tale of…
  • Oct 15

    A Blank Paper By Construction

    A Blank Paper By Construction
    Scott Greenfield writes today about a new United States Supreme Court decision – better characterized as a non-decision – in which the court had finally been handed a case they supposedly had been waiting for, for quite some…
  • Sep 17

    It Can Happen To You

    It Can Happen To You
    Just about a year-and-a-half ago, I wrote a post titled “It Can’t Happen To Me.” In it, I talked about the attitude I run into repeatedly, one that seems to be now as ingrained as the idea that people gotta breathe,…
Rank this Week: 4547

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?
    When you start to plan your estate in earnest you would do well to consider the details that must be attended to after you pass away. Unless the situation is very simple there are going to be some considerable tasks...
  • Oct 7

    Take Pause Before Starting Joint Bank Account

    Take Pause Before Starting Joint Bank Account
    People sometimes make estate planning mistakes that result in truly devastating consequences. With this in mind you would do well to take pause before starting a joint bank account and relying on your co-account holder to distribute your…
  • Oct 3

    Choose Your Retirement Spot Carefully

    Choose Your Retirement Spot Carefully
    If you are in a position to simply go about your business with no financial constraints during retirement you are in a fantastic position, but it is in fact a minority position. Most people are going to have to plan...
Rank this Week: 3260

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Failure to Disclose as Fraud Under the Securities and Exchange Act

    Failure to Disclose as Fraud Under the Securities and Exchange Act
    Corporate officers face an ever expanding and deepening pool of potential legal liability when it comes to running their business and making (or not making) disclosures about it. A recent case involving the federal Securities and Exchange…
  • Oct 9

    Every Vote Counts, Unless It Doesn’t

    Every Vote Counts, Unless It Doesn’t
    When it comes to shareholder voting, what votes are counted how can mean all the difference between a measure being approved or not. Over time if a measure failed in the past, if voting standards are changed, those in favor of it may be in…
  • Oct 2

    Detective Work Yields Controversial Evidence for Plaintiffs in Class Action Securities Case

    Detective Work Yields Controversial Evidence for Plaintiffs in Class Action Securities Case
    A corporate whistleblower can be a plaintiff’s best friend when it comes to starting a lawsuit and providing evidence to support it. A case in San Francisco federal court resulted in an unusual evidentiary decision in the…
Rank this Week: 3129

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 15

    HVAC Co. Sued for Carbon Monoxide Leak

    HVAC Co. Sued for Carbon Monoxide Leak
    As reported by the Cook County Record, a Chicago couple is suing a heating and cooling company, claiming they suffered from carbon monoxide exposure after gas valves were left open. Dennis and Gloria Turner filed a lawsuit Sept. 24 in Cook…
  • Oct 1

    Walmart Responds to Tracy Morgan Crash Lawsuit

    Walmart Responds to Tracy Morgan Crash Lawsuit
    Earlier this week, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Walmart submitted its defense in New Jersey federal court to actor Tracy Morgan's lawsuit arising from a six-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. Among nine defenses, Walmart…
  • Sep 15

    Widow Sues Casino for Husband's Suicide

    Widow Sues Casino for Husband's Suicide
    The wife of a recently deceased West Virginia man has filed suit against Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, claiming that her husband's gambling addiction caused him to commit suicide. Stacy Stevens alleges her husband, Scott…
Rank this Week: 2891

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    Deathbed estate planning

    Deathbed estate planning
    Haste makes waste.Unfortunately when people engage in extremely expedient estate planning, disastrous results can occur. The reason being is that legal issues are not identified and addressed due to a shortage of time. Consequently, the…
  • Oct 9

    Heggstad Petition

    Heggstad Petition
    A Heggstad petition is a tool used to judicially transfer real estate into a revocable trust when the settlor failed to do so during their lifetime. That is, the settlor created a trust but never formally transferred their real estate into…
  • Oct 2

    The Dangers of Do It Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning

    The Dangers of Do It Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning
    The Eternal Struggle: Client, Attorney and FeesA common reason why some people balk at writing a trust or will through an attorney is because of the cost. The familiar refrain goes that why pay an attorney in excess of a thousand dollars when…
Rank this Week: 3686

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: 2781

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3222

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/
Rank this Week: 2476

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

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

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 15

    Creating Change: Brooks Cutter Explains His Passion for Wind Youth Service

    Creating Change: Brooks Cutter Explains His Passion for Wind Youth Service
    For nearly four years Brooks Cutter has served on the Board of Directors for Wind Youth Services. Learn more about what sparked his passion to work with WIND and why he believes so strongly in its cause. Brooks Cutter is a ……
  • Oct 13

    Red Bull Could Owe You $10

    Red Bull Could Owe You $10
    Have you purchased a Red Bull between 2002-2014? If so, they owe you $10. Red Bull recently agreed to a $13 million settlement to resolve two consumer class action lawsuits that alleged the energy drink maker’s marketing and labeling…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3315

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: 2459

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    California motor vehicle accident injures teenager

    California motor vehicle accident injures teenager
    Car accidents that occur at high speeds on major highways can be seriousness enough, but the severity of the accident can be increased greatly if the accident is a head-on collision. These accidents can leave those involved…
  • Oct 9

    California motor vehicle accident blamed on 16-year-old boy

    California motor vehicle accident blamed on 16-year-old boy
    Teenagers are often not as experienced at driving as older drivers on California roadways. When combined with the rowdiness of several teenagers in a car, this can create perilous situations that endanger both the…
  • Oct 2

    Man sentenced re 2011 motor vehicle accident in California

    Man sentenced re 2011 motor vehicle accident in California
    Car accidents that leave those involved with injuries can be severe enough, but if a victim is killed, it can leave the surviving family in emotional shambles. The unexpected loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult for any...
Rank this Week: 4211

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Features news and commentary on current issues in the law of personal and business bankruptcy. By Macdonald & Associates.

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Now Available Online: Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC

    Now Available Online: Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC
    On October 7, 2014, Reno Fernandez hosted a continuing legal education program for the State Bar of California's Business Law Section covering certain special liens and bankruptcy, including inchoate liens, tax liens and the scope…
  • Oct 10

    ABC's: Winding Up for the Wind Down

    ABC's: Winding Up for the Wind Down
    Reno Fernandez is proud to host this upcoming program on assignments for the benefit of creditors ("ABC's") for the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco at noon this Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the…
  • Oct 3

    Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC

    Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC
    At noon on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Reno Fernandez will be hosting a continuing legal education program for the State Bar of California's Business Law Section via webinar covering certain special liens and bankruptcy, including…
Rank this Week: 3684

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: 3163

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • Oct 13

    Don't ignore your medical bills after an accident

    Don't ignore your medical bills after an accident
    Today I wanted to write a blog entry about medical bills that you might incur during your personal injury case. If you incurred medical bills from the hospital, an emergency room, urgent care, or other facility, you are responsible for those…
  • Sep 14

    What insurance companies say and what they actually mean!

    What insurance companies say and what they actually mean!
    Over the past 21 years, I've worked for both sides - the insurance companies and now for the victims of serious car accidents.  Here is a "somewhat" tongue-in-cheek translation of statements made by insurance companies and what the…
  • Aug 1

    Understanding the benefits of Medical Payments Coverage

    Understanding the benefits of Medical Payments Coverage
    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Hello everybody this is Robert Mansour and I wanted to make a brief video today about the issue of medical payments coverage. Medical payments coverage is something that a lot of people have under their insurance…
Rank this Week: 2490

Construction Lawyers Blog

Construction Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.constructionlawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Is Pursuing Indemnity Claims Against a Subcontractor Whose Carrier Is Insolvent Pursuant to CIGA a Crime?

    Is Pursuing Indemnity Claims Against a Subcontractor Whose Carrier Is Insolvent Pursuant to CIGA a Crime?
      If a contractor’s carrier is insolvent, often times in California the insured will be defended by the California Insurance Guarantee Association (“CIGA”). Case law supports the propriety of indemnity claims against…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2502

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Oct 13

    Small Business Websites and Privacy Policie

    Small Business Websites and Privacy Policie
    In recent years, many consumers have become wary of conducting business online due to hacking schemes, fraud, identity theft, spamming, and more. In order to attract business from hesitant online users, you must get them to trust that your…
  • Oct 1

    Claire Kalia to Speak at QuickBooks Connect Conference

    Claire Kalia to Speak at QuickBooks Connect Conference
    California small business attorney Claire Kalia has been invited to speak at a first-of-its-kind conference this fall hosted by Intuit QuickBooks. Occurring between October 20th and 23rd of this year, the QuickBooks Connect conference will…
  • Sep 12

    Legal Issues Associated with Domain Name

    Legal Issues Associated with Domain Name
    Domain names are the Internet equivalent of a physical address, allowing people to find your site when they wish to visit it. For example, the domain name associated with this site is www.kalialawpc.com. This domain name is divided into two…
Rank this Week: 2757

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home neglect, quality of care, falls and abuse. By the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi.

http://www.californianursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 13

    New Nursing Home Rating System to Better Evaluate Quality of Care

    New Nursing Home Rating System to Better Evaluate Quality of Care
    According to the New York Times, the federal government will be implementing significant changes to the rating system of nursing homes in the United States. Currently, the ratings are based on a five star system that is scrutinized by the…
  • Sep 30

    The Overuse of Antipsychotics in the Healthcare Industry

    The Overuse of Antipsychotics in the Healthcare Industry
    Antipsychotic drugs are an increasingly common form of medication for elderly patients in health care facilities. Although these drugs treat a wide variety of health concerns, most prescribed are unnecessary, and have the potential to cause…
  • Sep 15

    Elder Care Technology can give Independence to Alzheimer’s Patient

    Elder Care Technology can give Independence to Alzheimer’s Patient
    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5.3 million people over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. Alzheimer’s is a disease that not only inhibits the patient’s…
Rank this Week: 3355

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    Is a Will Necessary When There Is No Probate Estate?

    Is a Will Necessary When There Is No Probate Estate?
    A last will and testament is a document that applies only to your “probate estate.” A probate estate may not include all of your assets. In some cases, you might not even own any assets subject to probate. Probate…
  • Oct 10

    The Dangers of Using a Pre-Printed Power of Attorney

    The Dangers of Using a Pre-Printed Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a legal document whereby a person, known as the “principal,” grants to another person, known as the “attorney-in-fact,” the authority to act on his or her behalf in certain financial matters. The…
  • Sep 26

    Collecting Payments After Your Death

    Collecting Payments After Your Death
    Although you might think of an estate plan simply as a way to dispose of your existing assets, in fact your future estate might also be responsible for collecting additional income generated after your death. If you work in the entertainment…
Rank this Week: 4445

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 12

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Infosys Immigration Case Featured at Stanford Law School Symposium

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Infosys Immigration Case Featured at Stanford Law School Symposium
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will be the featured speaker at Stanford Law School's Fourth Annual Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium to be held October 28, 2014, on the University's campus.The Symposium will also feature a…
  • Aug 30

    Executive Immigration Action Timing and Content Debated

    Executive Immigration Action Timing and Content Debated
    President Obama's expected executive action with regard to the Central American border crisis and legal immigration reform is now the subject of media speculation as to both timing and content.The political timing of such an announcement has…
  • Aug 25

    I-9 Central-The USCIS Employer Resource

    I-9 Central-The USCIS Employer Resource
    Do you know about the USCIS I-9 Central, the online resource for your Form I-9 verification responsibilities?I-9 Central has links to popular I-9 topics such as: ·       Acceptable…
Rank this Week: 4169

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry
    Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway that could cost you and your client tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. The Scam The scam is simple: the scammer obtains access to an email…
  • Aug 4

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner
    When a probate judge cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the Clippers not only Shelly Sterling came away as a winner. Donald and Shelly’s silent partners, the federal and California governments, were also in for their share of…
  • Jul 28

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed
    The article below appeared in the California Real Property Journal, the Official Publication of the Real Property Section fo the State Bar of California. A PDF of the article is available here. Volume 32, Number 2, 2014 Mortgage Shotgunning…
Rank this Week: 3610

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 11

    What You Should Know about Distracted Driver

    What You Should Know about Distracted Driver
    California law prohibits texting while driving Eighty percent of vehicle crashes occur because of some type of driver inattention. The number one source of driver distraction is talking or texting on a cell phone.  According to the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3183

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/
Rank this Week: 2900

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Oct 10

    Is It All Bad News Regarding Individual Giving?

    Is It All Bad News Regarding Individual Giving?
    What a rush of apparent bad news we’ve seen lately in the realm of recorded or anticipated donations to nonprofits:  The wealthy are giving less of a share of their income to charity, according to analysis by the Chronicle of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4763