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Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Jul 14

    Federal and State Prosecutors Are Supposed to Enforce Justice, But What Happens When They’re Not Just?

    Federal and State Prosecutors Are Supposed to Enforce Justice, But What Happens When They’re Not Just?
    One of the most disconcerting things for a defendant to face is when they sit in trial for a crime they allegedly committed and see the prosecutor engaging in behavior that is wrong in every sense of the word. The legal term is…
  • May 24

    Criminal Defenses:  Mistake of Fact and Mistake of Law

    Criminal Defenses:  Mistake of Fact and Mistake of Law
    Any reputable criminal defense attorney knows how important it is to assess a client’s criminal case for any potential legal defenses to the crime(s) being charged.  There are specific defenses that are in the California criminal…
  • May 20

    The Use of Government Snitches – Fair or Unfair??

    The Use of Government Snitches – Fair or Unfair??
    A recent hot topic In Orange County, California has been the use of in custody government snitches against in-custody defendants.  The Seal Beach, California mass murder case involving Scott Dekraai, involved weeks of hearings resulting…
Rank this Week: 1897

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/
  • Jul 14

    Under Armour Files to Trademark Phrases Related to Stephen Curry Endorsement

    Under Armour Files to Trademark Phrases Related to Stephen Curry Endorsement
    Activewear supplier Under Armour took steps in May of this year to trademark certain phrases related to its relationship with 2015 NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, according to report published by ESPN. Curry is Under Armour’s…
  • Jun 26

    Can a Wedding Photographer Refuse to Photograph a Same-Sex Wedding?

    Can a Wedding Photographer Refuse to Photograph a Same-Sex Wedding?
    In a historic ruling, the United States Supreme Court decided Obgerfell v. Hodges late last week, holding that states must recognize same-sex marriage. While this is certainly a landmark victory for advocates of gay rights, it does not mean…
  • Feb 17

    How to Legally Name a Busine

    How to Legally Name a Busine
    Naming a new business is often a difficult decision that many entrepreneurs may spend countless hours struggling with. The choice of a particular business name can significant legal implications and also may affect the overall success of your…
Rank this Week: 1885

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: 3854

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer…

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, negligence and product liability. By The Bogan Law Firm.

http://www.modestopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Bar Owner Liability and Negligent Security in California

    Bar Owner Liability and Negligent Security in California
    Generally bar owners and operators in California cannot be held civilly liable for the acts done by their patrons while intoxicated. Liability that is extended to bar owners for the actions of their patrons is known as "dram shop" laws. Laws…
  • Jul 8

    Uninsured Bicyclist Accidents in California

    Uninsured Bicyclist Accidents in California
    According to the Los Angeles Times article published on October 27, 2014, California leads the nation in bicycle accident deaths. The LA Times article references a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association. In that study Dr. Allan…
  • Aug 3

    California Man Awarded Millions In Motorcycle Accident After Defendant Refused To Negotiate A Settlement

    California Man Awarded Millions In Motorcycle Accident After Defendant Refused To Negotiate A Settlement
    Modesto motorcycle accident attorney knows that Modesto's area summer weather brings out the motorcycles. Modesto and its ideal central California location, being 90 minutes from San Francisco and within an hour of various mountains, make it…
Rank this Week: 3769

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    How to Give Your Kids Money Now That They Can’t Use Until Later

    How to Give Your Kids Money Now That They Can’t Use Until Later
    Crummey Trusts hold assets for the benefit of children that count as annual gifts, even though the children don't have control of the money for years.
  • Jun 25

    Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long

    Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long
    Women should approach estate planning as if they were single, because they might very well be.
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: Estate Planning Change

    Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: Estate Planning Change
    For those of us with a Supreme Court habit, the end of June is an exciting time. It’s kind of like October baseball, it’s when the big decisions get announced, at the very end of the year’s term. This June, there are two big…
Rank this Week: 3806

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Illegal Reentry? Try to get it vacated for violation of due process.

    Illegal Reentry? Try to get it vacated for violation of due process.
    Have an Illegal Reentry? How to get it vacated so you don’t have to go to prison   Question: I had a deportation order years ago. I re-entered the U.S. illegally, got caught and was convicted in U.S. District Court for illegal…
  • Jul 13

    Adopted after 16? You may still qualify for Immigration Benefit

    Adopted after 16? You may still qualify for Immigration Benefit
    n a precedent decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) held that the beneficiary of a visa petition who was adopted pursuant to a state court order that was entered when the beneficiary was more than 16 years old, but with an…
  • Jul 13

    Did Immigration Judge forget to let you know your rights?

    Did Immigration Judge forget to let you know your rights?
    The Ninth Circuit vacated the defendant’s conviction for illegal reentry, holding that the defendant’s due process rights were violated when the Immigration Judge (IJ) failed to advise the defendant during his 1999 removal…
Rank this Week: 3068

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution
    On June 19, two Swiss banks agreed to pay penalties totaling nearly $6 million in order to avoid prosecution under the Department of Justice’s program which requires Swiss firms to disclose how they helped their American clients avoid…
  • Jul 7

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund
    On June 19, Enrique Free Pacheco filed his third complaint for a refund of taxes withheld from the winnings he earned by playing the slots in Las Vegas. This complaint is Pacheco’s third, following lawsuits filed in the US Court of…
  • Jun 18

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
Rank this Week: 3179

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2021

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

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

    August 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    August 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: August 2015 Visa Bulletin Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India (October 1, 2008) and China (December 15,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4324

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
Rank this Week: 3097

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Pedestrian Hit in Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood

    Pedestrian Hit in Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood
    On Wednesday evening, a pedestrian was struck and injured near the Panhandle in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. According to KRON News Channel Four, the collision happened at about 7:15 p.m., at the intersection of Oak Street and Masonic…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3722

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Business Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal.

http://www.santaclaraimmigrationlawyer.net/
  • Jul 9

    Criminal Convictions Can Result in Serious Immigration Consequence

    Criminal Convictions Can Result in Serious Immigration Consequence
    Criminal convictions are always accompanied with consequences.  However the consequence for immigrant visa-holders can be dire.  Depending on the nature of the crimes committed, immigrants can face deportation, inadmissibility or…
  • Jun 23

    Parole Program for Entrepreneurs Part of Obama’s Executive Action

    Parole Program for Entrepreneurs Part of Obama’s Executive Action
    Part of the executive action announced by President Obama for immigration reform last November was a parole program for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are extremely valuable to American business and are responsible for many start up…
  • Jun 18

    H-1B Visa Alternative

    H-1B Visa Alternative
    This year 233,000 applicants competed for the 65,000 H-1B visas available. This means over 150,000 applicants were not considered and denied the opportunity to apply. The unlucky applicants can wait and try again next year, but in the…
Rank this Week: 2215

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Jul 7

    Hospitals, Antitrust, the Department of Justice, and Agreements to Not Compete on Marketing

    Hospitals, Antitrust, the Department of Justice, and Agreements to Not Compete on Marketing
    What is great about practicing antitrust law is that you take deep dives into the intricacies of different markets from the shelf space in drug stores for condoms—an actual case from several years ago—to insurance brokerage…
  • Jun 10

    Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board

    Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board
    It is easier to succeed in business without competition than with it. And if you are used to practicing your profession in a particular way, it is quite uncomfortable when new approaches develop that undercut your business. (As an aside,…
  • May 20

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case
    An amicus curiae brief is filed by a non-party—usually in an appellate court like the US Supreme Court—that seeks to educate the court by offering facts, analysis, or a perspective that the party briefing doesn’t present.…
Rank this Week: 2046

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/
  • Jul 7

    Rule 1

    Rule 1
    The reformers who drafted the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the 1930's thought that if we could only get rid of the complexities of ancient pleading practices, and liberalize discovery, cases could be fairly adjudicated on their merits…
  • May 12

    The Art of Negotiation

    The Art of Negotiation
    A long time ago, when I was fairly new at law practice, I represented a plaintiff in a contentious sexual harassment case against a large company. After a series of pre-trial battles, the defendant's counsel opened the door to the possibility…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4084

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
Rank this Week: 3343

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2301

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/
  • Jul 6

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition

    Conditional / Temporary Residents MUST File to Remove Condition
    After the historic 2013 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in US v. Windsor (570 US ___ ), many same-sex couples got married. This enabled a US citizen to petition successfully for a foreign spouse and for...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4182

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    Determining Fault in Multiple Vehicle Collision

    Determining Fault in Multiple Vehicle Collision
    Multiple vehicle collisions are common on California’s congested highways. A tragic example occurred last year when a big rig collided with a car, starting a chain reaction that involved ten vehicles on Highway 17 near Lexington…
  • Jun 12

    The Defective Airbag Crisis Comes to Santa Clara County

    The Defective Airbag Crisis Comes to Santa Clara County
    About 34 million passenger vehicles in the United States may be affected by the recall of defective airbags announced last month. The recall is necessary because defective parts, including an inflator and propellant devices, cause airbags…
  • Jun 4

    Hospital Infections May Entitle Patients to Compensation

    Hospital Infections May Entitle Patients to Compensation
    Most people have heard horror stories about hospital patients who are admitted for a minor procedure and die after exposure to an infectious disease. Unfortunately, those stories are more common than many believe. Hospital-acquired…
Rank this Week: 3031

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Jun 30

    Grind It Out

    Grind It Out
    Ever think about a brake grinder? It's a stand alone tool. Not much too it. Turn it on, it spins. Not much harm there. But when you use it to grind brakes, and the brakes contain asbestos, well in California,...
  • Apr 30

    Locked Out

    Locked Out
    Sometimes expert witnesses win cases, or at least help win important motions before the court. A California Federal Court judge reinforced this theory last week. The case involved claims against American Honda for allegedly selling cars with…
  • Mar 31

    Hit the Brake

    Hit the Brake
    I recently came across an interesting case filed in New York. An auto mechanic brought suit against Ford USA for exposure to asbestos containing brake parts stemming from his work as a mechanic in Ireland. Ford filed a motion for...
Rank this Week: 1949

California Injury Attorney Blog

California Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Practicing Grace in Law Practice

    Practicing Grace in Law Practice
    Listening to President Obama's incredible eulogy of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, I was suddenly compelled to understand the meaning of grace. Amazing grace. And when a friend sent me a blog post by someone who studies and writes about the meaning…
  • Jun 20

    Verdict in Los Angeles Hip Implant Defect Case

    Verdict in Los Angeles Hip Implant Defect Case
    Recently, a Los Angeles jury awarded a hip implant plaintiff over $4 million dollars in a case involving a defect in manufacturing which eventually caused the hip to fracture and fail within the plaintiff's body. The plaintiff sued Wright…
  • Jan 5

    Why We Practice Law

    Why We Practice Law
    It is very difficult to understand why unfortunate things happen to wonderful people. Serious injury caused by the negligence of another person or a defective product, can leave a victim in pain. It can also lead to a sense of vulnerability…
Rank this Week: 4860

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    California Law Provides Ways to Amend or Revoke an Irrevocable Trust

    California Law Provides Ways to Amend or Revoke an Irrevocable Trust
    At Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP we are dedicated to providing efficient, effective, and affordable solutions to clients involved in conservatorship cases, trust and estate disputes, as well as other types of family law issues. We are here…
  • Jun 3

    Trusts and Estates Section Presents A View From the Bench

    Trusts and Estates Section Presents A View From the Bench
    We are looking forward to attending the annual Los Angeles County Bar Association View From the Bench lunch. This year’s program will include a “State of the Court” address by the Hon. Maria E. Stratton and “Top…
  • May 29

    Yasha Bronshteyn Receives Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®

    Yasha Bronshteyn Receives Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®
    Just this month Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP partner Yasha Bronshteyn, was given an “AV” rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with…
Rank this Week: 3626

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Jun 30

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment
    As a mediator, there is always a case that you question yourself as to what you could you could have done differently in order to resolve the matter.  My case involved a personal injury case.  It appeared to be straightforward, as…
  • Jun 30

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment
    As a mediator, there is always a case that you question yourself as to what you could you could have done differently in order to resolve the matter.  My case involved a personal injury case.  It appeared to be straightforward, as…
  • Apr 29

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .
        If you perform a Lexis search using the words “Special Master” in the Code of Civil Procedure you will find “no results.” This is because there is no statutory authority for such an appointment.…
Rank this Week: 3960

Higbee & Associates News

Higbee & Associates News

Covers law firm news.

http://www.higbeeassociates.com/news/
Rank this Week: 1992

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/
  • Jun 26

    Is a Promise to Leave Your Estate to Someone Legally Enforceable?

    Is a Promise to Leave Your Estate to Someone Legally Enforceable?
    A probate court in New York recently addressed an unusual will contest. An 82-year-old Roman Catholic nun died in 2012, leaving a surprisingly large estate worth over $2 million, the product of a 1982 personal injury settlement. The sister…
  • Jun 25

    Dealing With Break Ups in Your Estate Plan

    Dealing With Break Ups in Your Estate Plan
    Estate planning is often a snapshot of your life at a particular moment. The beneficiaries or agents named in your will and other estate planning documents reflects your relationships at that point in time. And as those relationships change,…
  • Jun 17

    Distinguishing Marital and Separate Assets in Estate Planning

    Distinguishing Marital and Separate Assets in Estate Planning
    In making an estate plan, it is important to make a complete list of all assets you own. This is especially helpful to your future executor or trustee, who will be responsible for marshaling your assets after your death and distributing them…
Rank this Week: 2131

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Covers California probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, incapacity and related topics. By Helene P. Dreyer Koch.

http://indianwellsestateplanningattorney.com/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage
    In a landmark decision issued June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the right of same sex couples to marry in the United States. My fellow members at Wealth Counsel issued a succinct summary of this ruling ……
  • Jan 15

    Remember: Update Insurance Policies When You Put Property In Your Trust

    Remember: Update Insurance Policies When You Put Property In Your Trust
    Keep Your Real Estate Titled to Your Trust. Good planning includes having a Trust and keeping your major assets titled to yourselves as Trustees of the Trust.  (This does not apply to retirement account assets.)  Failing to maintain…
  • Apr 10

    Dangers of Do It Yourself Wills and Trust

    Dangers of Do It Yourself Wills and Trust
    In a previous post, I discussed An Example of What Can Go Wrong When You Make Your Own Will, as well as an article, Consumer Reports: Write Your Own Will? We tested 3 software products that claim to help you … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2949

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC
    New York "business divorce" lawyer Peter Mahler blogs about his experiences involving two members of a New York limited liability company who relied on LegalZoom to draft their LLC's operating agreement. New York's LLC act differs from…
  • Jun 19

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California
    The California Labor Commissioner has determined than a driver for Uber was misclassified as an independent contractor rather than as an employee.  The decision is under appeal and will not therefore immediately affect Uber's operations…
  • Jan 3

    New California Laws for 2015

    New California Laws for 2015
    California's many new laws for 2015 include some of interest to employers, including local minimum wage increases in Richmond, San Jose, and other California cities and mandatory paid sick leave starting in July.
Rank this Week: 2060

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1991

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jun 24

    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate

    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate
    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate When I graduated from law school about 20 years ago one of my friends thought they would be funny and bought me a new coffee mug that said: "A good lawyer knows the law, a…
  • Jun 22

    Don't Steel Watches Equipped with GPS Tracking Device

    Don't Steel Watches Equipped with GPS Tracking Device
    Don't Steel Watches Equipped With GPS Tracking Devices Ten men were arrested yesterday after what police describe as a movie-like robbery in the Korea Town area of Los Angeles. The men stormed into a jewelry store armed with guns and sledge…
  • Jun 22

    Don't Evade Police When you are Drunk or Don't Have a License

    Don't Evade Police When you are Drunk or Don't Have a License
    Don't Evade Police Even When you are Drunk or Don't Have a License I hear a lot of similar stories when it comes to clients being arrested for evading law enforcement. Why didn't you stop? I was scared because my license was suspended or I…
Rank this Week: 3368

Research Freedom

Research Freedom

Covers developments in free legal research. By Professor Jason Potter.

http://researchfreedom.com/
  • Jun 21

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job
    If you’re a law student, you may be tearing your hair out on a legal research task in your summer job at this very moment. Below is a list of five tips pertaining to legal research to help you through it. This post is geared…
  • Aug 15

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial
    Below is a comprehensive tutorial on a range of free legal research tools, presented by folks at The John Marshall Law School. While some of the tools discussed relate to Illinois law specifically, you can find excellent information about the…
  • Aug 14

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext
    There’s a new free legal research tool in town: Casetext. Currently in the beta stage, Casetext allows users to search a directory of “over one million federal and Delaware cases” using keywords or retrieve a case by…
Rank this Week: 4056

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Erik Syverson, Partner at Raines Feldman.

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 17

    The Cardinals Way and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    The Cardinals Way and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    The big baseball news relates to the St. Louis Cardinals hacking of the Astros scouting database and not the latest deal for a high priced middle reliever.  As a data breach attorney and baseball fan, it is rare that two of my main…
  • Jun 17

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 2

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 2
    Previously, we explored the merits of the summary judgment as a responsive pleading to a Complaint in trademark and copyright lawsuits.  Let’s look at the other side of the coin.  Why would you not file a summary judgment and…
  • Jun 10

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 1

    Summary Judgments as Responsive Pleadings in Trademark and Copyright Cases – Part 1
    When representing a defendant responding to a Complaint in federal court, intellectual property attorneys are faced with many strategic choices.  For purposes of this post, we will assume that jurisdiction and venue are…
Rank this Week: 2190

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Why Damages Are So Important in Litigation

    Why Damages Are So Important in Litigation
    It may seem obvious that damages are important to litigation but it's surprising how misunderstood the concept is amongst business owners and the general public. The misconception is understandable of course given the natural inclination to…
  • Jun 16

    Buy-Sell Agreement

    Buy-Sell Agreement
    Starting a new company with business partners requires a careful understanding of each partner's expectations and goals.  Lengthy and detailed discussions amongst the prospective partners are common.  Unfortunately, these…
  • May 15

    When Commercial Tenants File for Bankruptcy

    When Commercial Tenants File for Bankruptcy
    Because federal bankruptcy law preempts California landlord/tenant law, it's important that commercial landlords and tenants alike understand the process when a tenant has filed for (or is considering filing for) bankruptcy. The timing of a…
Rank this Week: 4076

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1759

Legal Salad

Legal Salad

Covers new developments and various caveats in bankruptcy law. By the Law Offices of Victoria Maydanik.

http://www.lawyervictoria.com/bankruptcy-attorney-blog/
  • Jun 17

    Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy?

    Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy?
    Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy? is a post from: About bankruptcy Do you have to explain to the court your reasons for filing bankruptcy? is a post from: About bankruptcy The post Do you have to explain…
  • Dec 3

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy
    How to improve credit after bankruptcy is a post from: About bankruptcyHow to improve credit after bankruptcy is a post from: About bankruptcy
  • Sep 10

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…
    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcyBankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcy
Rank this Week: 4065

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Jun 15

    “Mixed-Income Development”: The California Supreme Court Declares that San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance is Valid

    “Mixed-Income Development”: The California Supreme Court Declares that San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance is Valid
    Forget nexus. Don’t worry about rough proportionality. It’s not an exaction and it’s not a taking.  In a ruling that will adversely impact landowner and market-rate developers, while providing new opportunities for…
  • Apr 14

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .
    2015 is shaping up as a year of significant developments in land use law thanks to the Governor, the Legislature, and the courts. Here’s an update on anticipated developments related to Sea Level Rise, Affordable Housing, Traffic Impact…
  • Jan 20

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review
    (Mike, a Cox Castle & Nicholson partner, is the Co-Author of the CEQA treatise “Practice Under the California Environmental Quality Act.”)   Click here to review an in depth summary of the legislative and case law…
Rank this Week: 2102

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/
  • Jun 15

    Chapter 7 Trustee Must Notify Creditors and Obtain Court Approval Before Paying Taxe

    Chapter 7 Trustee Must Notify Creditors and Obtain Court Approval Before Paying Taxe
    In In re Cloobeck, 14 C.D.O.S. 5982, No. 23-15432 (9th Cir. June 12,  2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee must notify creditors, set a hearing or opportunity for…
  • Apr 13

    Reno Fernandez Recognized by Bar Association of San Francisco for National Volunteer Week

    Reno Fernandez Recognized by Bar Association of San Francisco for National Volunteer Week
    Today the Bar Association of San Francisco recognized Reno Fernandez in honor of National Volunteer Week for his work as chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, an arm of the bar association dedicated to continuing legal…
  • Mar 27

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle
    Join Matt Olson for lunch as he and Greg Demirchyan present "Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle" for the Business Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Reno…
Rank this Week: 3339

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Recent developments and analysis in commercial and consumer bankruptcy and insolvency issues. By MacDonald | Fernandez LLP.

http://calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 15

    Chapter 7 Trustee Must Notify Creditors and Obtain Court Approval Before Paying Taxe

    Chapter 7 Trustee Must Notify Creditors and Obtain Court Approval Before Paying Taxe
    In In re Cloobeck, 14 C.D.O.S. 5982, No. 23-15432 (9th Cir. June 12,  2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee must notify creditors, set a hearing or opportunity for…
  • Apr 13

    Reno Fernandez Recognized by Bar Association of San Francisco for National Volunteer Week

    Reno Fernandez Recognized by Bar Association of San Francisco for National Volunteer Week
    Today the Bar Association of San Francisco recognized Reno Fernandez in honor of National Volunteer Week for his work as chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, an arm of the bar association dedicated to continuing legal…
  • Mar 27

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle
    Join Matt Olson for lunch as he and Greg Demirchyan present "Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle" for the Business Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Reno…
Rank this Week: 2118

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 4319

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4712

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 9

    Hit By A Drunk Driver? What Are Punitive Damages?

    Hit By A Drunk Driver? What Are Punitive Damages?
    Drunk driving is a very serious problem in the United States. According to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, over ten thousand individuals were killed in car accidents involving drunk driving in 2010.Alcohol have been found to…
  • Jun 8

    Am I Liable For My Auto Accident?

    Am I Liable For My Auto Accident?
    Liability Insurance Overview Liability coverage is a type of insurance that is used to protect people from the potential expenses that they may be held responsible for in the event of an accident. Liability insurance does not cover other…
  • Jun 8

    Dog Bite Victim Awarded Millions Of Dollars For Injurie

    Dog Bite Victim Awarded Millions Of Dollars For Injurie
    Can you imagine living somewhere in the suburbs or a major city when out of nowhere a dangerous loose animal such as a dog comes charging up to you or your child biting you severely enough to cause serious damage? It’s a pretty scary…
Rank this Week: 4043

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: 3628

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: 1960

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: 2715

San Francisco Mediation: A Better…

San Francisco Mediation: A Better Solution

Explores mediation as a better solution for resolving any type of dispute. By Paula M. Lawhon.

http://sfmediation.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Holistic Approach to Difficult Situation

    Holistic Approach to Difficult Situation
    I previously posted on being interviewed about Integrative Mediation (see post here). In this post here, I provide more information and resources about this particular model of mediation. Although most of our mediations are "solo"…
  • May 12

    Integrative Mediation: How involving other professionals in your divorce can help

    Integrative Mediation: How involving other professionals in your divorce can help
    I was recently a guest on Chuck Finney's local public radio show "Your Legal Rights" along with psychologist Stacey Shuster, PhD. We discussed divorce mediation and premarital mediation as well as the integrative mediation model in…
  • Apr 28

    Our Family Law Mediation Team Has Expanded!

    Our Family Law Mediation Team Has Expanded!
    Our Family Law Mediation Team has expanded! We now have three attorneys providing full-time Family Law Mediation services in addition to our paralegal/office assistant. I am in my 16th year of law practice and in my 10th year as a Family Law…
Rank this Week: 2523

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: 3678

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: 4652