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Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit
    Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali in San Francisco said last week that he will allow a direct appeal to the Ninth Circuit from one of his rulings in the bankruptcy of Howrey LLP, skipping an intermediate appeal to the U.S. District Court.…
  • Nov 4

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale
    Editor’s note: this post originally appeared in Law360. Buying distressed assets is big business.  Many distressed assets are acquired through the seller’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.   In those instances, a buyer…
  • Sep 29

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation
    Shareholders of financially troubled S corporations may now be able to avoid the flow-through of taxes when the S corporation or its subsidiary files bankruptcy.  In In re Majestic Star Casino, LLC, 716 F.3d 736 (3rd Cir. 2013), the…
Rank this Week: 2747

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4201

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    I can only do so much

    I can only do so much
    The other day as I was getting my law Librarian groove on, a guy was wanting some advice on how to proceed with his case.  When I was not forthcoming, he got screaming mad and he said, "If you don't tell me what I need to know, I'll get…
  • Nov 18

    I can't make this stuff up

    I can't make this stuff up
    Have you ever read a story and it sounds so out in left field that it can't possibly be true?  Like all those fish stories where the guy fights for hours and lands a prehistoric megalodon, or the 5 year old kid who pulls a superman and…
  • Nov 13

    Word of the Month for November 2014

    Word of the Month for November 2014
    Ever since I can remember, I have loved to write.  Short stories, poems, limericks, and even the occasional 50 page paper were a blast.  Love it.  What I could never figure out was sentence structure.  See, when I begin to…
Rank this Week: 4054

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Court Rules Web Site’s “Look and Feel” May Be Protectable Trade Dre

    Court Rules Web Site’s “Look and Feel” May Be Protectable Trade Dre
    In what may be a “first of its kind” ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently held that the “look and feel” of a corporate Web site may constitute “trade dress” and,…
  • Nov 24

    One Contract Provision to Rule Them All

    One Contract Provision to Rule Them All
    Peter Jackson is a genius. Well, maybe not a genius, but he sure knows how to make a buck or two off a hobbit movie. Why stop at one when you can make three? And, apparently, he knows how to negotiate a contract. It seems that Harvey and Bob…
  • Nov 24

    “And hold the Just Mayo, please.”

    “And hold the Just Mayo, please.”
    The post “And hold the Just Mayo, please.” appeared first on Hart King.
Rank this Week: 2866

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 2952

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Nov 24

    CHANGE: EVERYONE CAN DO IT BUT FEW DO!

    CHANGE: EVERYONE CAN DO IT BUT FEW DO!
    Every lawyer wants to change something.  It might be a very small change, like not having to look for their keys every morning.  Or something big, like the area of law that they practice. When you look at it, the small change seems…
  • Nov 17

    WHAT CAN LAWYERS LEARN FROM THE TODAY SHOW?

    WHAT CAN LAWYERS LEARN FROM THE TODAY SHOW?
    For years I have watch the Today Show most mornings when I am getting ready.  I have noticed that in the past year or so they are having a lot of musical groups on in the first few hours of the show.  Then about 9:00am, they switch…
  • Nov 10

    SHOULD A WOMEN LAWYER REALLY BE MORE LIKE A MAN?

    SHOULD A WOMEN LAWYER REALLY BE MORE LIKE A MAN?
    This is a question that really bothers me!   Since we now know that 25 years after we were told that Women Lawyers were making only 75% of Male Lawyers and that the statistics are still pretty much the same, we have been inundated…
Rank this Week: 2863

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Can an employer or potential employer in California discriminate against me because I use medical marijuana?

    Can an employer or potential employer in California discriminate against me because I use medical marijuana?
    Medical marijuana is a hotly debated issue in many areas of the country. For many patients with serious health issues, marijuana can help relieve a patient’s pain and suffering, can help relieve nausea, can increase appetite, relaxes…
  • Nov 20

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead
    Earlier this month, three men and one woman died when a private fishing boat was capsized in the cold waters near Bodega Bay. The accident occurred on the opening day of crab season. The boat capsized after it was hit by a wave. One man…
  • Nov 17

    Oakland’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

    Oakland’s New Paid Sick Leave Law
    America’s midterm elections this month have made national news, mainly reporting on a slew of members of Congress and Senators who got replaced or reelected. For many though, the local issues on the ballots actually impact their daily…
Rank this Week: 3077

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Takata Airbag Lawsuits Being Filed By Those Injured By Defective Airbag

    Takata Airbag Lawsuits Being Filed By Those Injured By Defective Airbag
    The last thing that anyone driving expects is to be injured by defective airbags. That is what happened however when a woman in Florida was involved in a car accident in her Honda. The woman was involved in what should have been an accident…
  • Nov 24

    The History of Transvaginal Mesh Implantation

    The History of Transvaginal Mesh Implantation
    There has been a great deal of publicity regarding “transvaginal mesh” implantation in the past few years. However, the reference is somewhat of a misnomer, in that the product is actually surgical mesh that is used in a…
  • Nov 20

    Takata Airbag Inflator Recall After Many Wrongful Death

    Takata Airbag Inflator Recall After Many Wrongful Death
    TK Holdings Inc., which does business as Takata, is a manufacturer of motor vehicle seatbelts, air bags, steering wheels, and child restraint systems. On April 11, 2013, Takata issued a Defect Information Report (“DIR”) to the…
Rank this Week: 4155

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Debt Collectors Cannot Contact You After You Tell Them to Stop

    Debt Collectors Cannot Contact You After You Tell Them to Stop
    No one likes to receive a call from a debt collector. Debt collectors, for the most part, are annoying and bothersome. They are rude and have no problem harrassing people in an effort to get paid. But there is a...
  • Nov 23

    Debts Canceled by Bankruptcy Still Mar Consumer Credit Score

    Debts Canceled by Bankruptcy Still Mar Consumer Credit Score
    This is a scary story from the New York Times. You think zombies are just on bad tv shows and in movies. But it turns out, that there are zombies in real life: zombie debts, at least. Here is the...
  • Nov 22

    Debt Collectors Cannot Reveal Your Debt to Other People

    Debt Collectors Cannot Reveal Your Debt to Other People
    We have all had it happen: you owe someone money, a debt collector calls your house, and they tell your spouse, your kids, or your parents that you owe money. This can't be okay, can it? Generally, third-party contacts for...
Rank this Week: 4522

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 3030

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Nov 24

    OSHA Warns Retailers: Control Your Crazed Customer

    OSHA Warns Retailers: Control Your Crazed Customer
    One of the lesser known holiday traditions is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s annual reissuance of its Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers. OSHA warns retailers dealing with crowded sales events to take…
  • Nov 20

    New California Employment Laws for 2015

    New California Employment Laws for 2015
    We’ve written throughout the year about new employment laws that take effect in California in 2015. But as the year winds down, here’s a handy list of the most significant ones (with links to our earlier entries). Many…
  • Nov 13

    Judge Begs Higher Courts to Clarify Exempt Statu

    Judge Begs Higher Courts to Clarify Exempt Statu
    Determining whether employees are exempt from overtime requirements under California law is more difficult than determining their status under federal law. Under federal law, exempt status depends on an employee’s primary duty and the…
Rank this Week: 2915

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/
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
  • Jun 5

    Employment Claims and the DFEH

    Employment Claims and the DFEH
    I heard a talk recently by Phyllis Cheng, the director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"). Ms. Cheng walked through the process of resolving employment claims in the department. For cases not processed by…
Rank this Week: 4372

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
Rank this Week: 3092

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

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

http://celavoice.org/
  • Nov 21

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry
    By Lisa Mak Making the headlines this week was a landmark $4 million backpay and compliance settlement for 280 current and former workers at the popular Yank Sing restaurant in San Francisco.  Last summer, a group of Yank Sing employees,…
  • Nov 11

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training
    In a recent article published on the popular online magazine, Truthout, CELA VOICE blogger and police misconduct lawyer, Jim DeSimone, explains why police officers need to be properly trained in order to avoid unnecessary use of force…
  • Nov 5

    Despite losses in Congress, workers gain ground in state and local election

    Despite losses in Congress, workers gain ground in state and local election
    Although the Republicans had a sizable victory in last night’s midterm elections, and even picked up a few seats in the California state legislature, workers in California and across the U.S. scored some major…
Rank this Week: 3249

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform
    On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced he will provide immediate relief for many of those impacted by of our immigration system, and he is offering Congress an architecture for the permanent reforms. Under the new policies…
  • Nov 17

    National Visa Center No Longer Collects Original Civil Document

    National Visa Center No Longer Collects Original Civil Document
    As of November 12, 2014, immigrant visa applicants at non-electronic processing posts will be instructed to submit photocopies of their civil documents by mail to the National Visa Center (NVC). When the appointment is scheduled, NVC will…
  • Nov 11

    U.S. and China Agree to Extend Visas for Business Travelers, Tourists, and Student

    U.S. and China Agree to Extend Visas for Business Travelers, Tourists, and Student
    The U.S. Department of State announced that starting November 12, 2014, the U.S. will issue extended visas to Chinese business travelers, tourists, students, and exchange visitors in accordance with the new reciprocal agreement between the…
Rank this Week: 4323

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Sacramento and Stockton worker's compensation, personal injury and auto accident topics. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Dealing with a Car Accident in Sacramento

    Dealing with a Car Accident in Sacramento
    Personal injury attorneys with Sette Law frequently work with victims of car accidents in Sacramento. Accident lawyers deal with the outcome of missteps on the part of injured victims in the immediate aftermath of the accident – a…
  • Oct 21

    Pedestrian hit by Bike Rider seeks Compensation in Sacramento

    Pedestrian hit by Bike Rider seeks Compensation in Sacramento
    Bicycle accident lawyers in Sacramento will watch the development of an accident claim that focuses on code governing pedestrian safety in Sacramento. Bicycle accidents have become increasingly common as residents choose bikes over cars for…
  • Oct 21

    Dangerous Dogs threaten Neighborhood Safety in Sacramento

    Dangerous Dogs threaten Neighborhood Safety in Sacramento
    Dog bite lawyers at Sette Law pay close attention to legal cases involving death or injuries. Unfortunately, it’s the most spectacular and deadly incidents that grab headlines. But our Sacramento dog bite attorneys are keenly aware of…
Rank this Week: 4915

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/
  • Nov 21

    Obtaining Licenses and Permits for Your Busine

    Obtaining Licenses and Permits for Your Busine
    In any business venture, compliance with applicable laws and regulations is essential. These vary significantly depending on your industry and the jurisdiction in which you operate. In some cases, you may be subject to licensing and…
  • Nov 14

    Business Entrepreneurship: 4 Keys to Achieving Succe

    Business Entrepreneurship: 4 Keys to Achieving Succe
    Breaking away from the rest and forming your own business is a dream for many people. Business entrepreneurship can be a risky but rewarding venture, and it's possible to achieve great success in your new company. Although running a business…
  • Nov 7

    Consider Your Options: Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration

    Consider Your Options: Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration
    Sometimes, avoiding litigation in a legal dispute is the best way to achieve a resolution. Mediation and arbitration may be viable alternatives to reduce the time and money spent litigating. Here are some pros and cons to choosing meditation…
Rank this Week: 4736

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Features information, tidbits, and stories of legal interest to California paralegals. By Lori Paul.

http://lorijpaul.com
  • Nov 21

    Kansas Attorney Disbarred for “Inexplicable Incompetence”

    Kansas Attorney Disbarred for “Inexplicable Incompetence”
    In another ABA Journal article, a lawyer in Kansas who told jurors his capital murder client was a “professional drug dealer” and a “shooter of people” has been disbarred for “inexplicable incompetence.”…
  • Nov 21

    California Bar Fires Back at Former Fired Bar Leader, Claiming His Suit is Basele

    California Bar Fires Back at Former Fired Bar Leader, Claiming His Suit is Basele
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, The State Bar of California is firing back after its former executive director claimed in a lawsuit that he was fired for exposing “egregious improprieties.” The bar says the lawsuit by…
  • Nov 20

    California Courtroom Closure

    California Courtroom Closure
    The California Bar Journal reported that due to budget cuts, the state’s trial courts have been devastated. To see where the closures have occurred in your county and which parts of the state have been hit the hardest, click on this…
Rank this Week: 4622

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Bicyclist Struck and Severely Injured in Laguna Wood

    Bicyclist Struck and Severely Injured in Laguna Wood
    Male Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle and In Critical Condition   According to the local authorities, a seventy-three year old had been hospitalized due to being in a grave condition on Saturday morning after he was struck by a vehicle as he…
  • Nov 19

    Man Hit by Pickup Truck and Killed in Ramona

    Man Hit by Pickup Truck and Killed in Ramona
    Man Dies After Struck by Pickup Truck   Crossing the road at anytime is pretty scary and can be quite dangerous. However, crossing an interstate on foot is reckless and even scarier. According to the CHP (California Highway Patrol) a man…
  • Nov 18

    Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle in Laguna Wood

    Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle in Laguna Wood
    Male Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle and In Critical Condition   According to the local authorities, a seventy-three year old had been hospitalized due to being in a grave condition on Saturday morning after he was struck by a vehicle as he…
Rank this Week: 2640

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Thanksgiving Driving in Santa Clara County

    Thanksgiving Driving in Santa Clara County
    Holiday driving can be dangerous  Last year AAA estimated that more than 39 million people were going to travel by car 50 or more miles for Thanksgiving. Closer to home, in Santa Clara County, a 66-year-old man driving a motor home along…
  • Oct 30

    Seatbelts Are California Law | Sunnyvale, CA Auto Accident

    Seatbelts Are California Law | Sunnyvale, CA Auto Accident
    Fatalities occur in car crashes when occupants do not wear their seat belts Recently a man decided to operate a vehicle after attending a birthday celebration where alcohol was being served. Several others got into his Honda Accord and after…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3307

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground
    Most every set of Homeowners Association ("HOA") CC&Rs contain a provision prohibiting conduct which constitutes a "nuisance." That conduct often includes "noxious, illegal or offensive activities," anything which "unreasonably interferes…
  • Nov 18

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014
    We are privileged for the opportunities we have to build relationships with our HOA clients throughout the state of California. We are humbled when board members and managers take the time to express their appreciation for the work we provide…
  • Nov 7

    AB 968 Signed: Clarifying Repair/Replacement of Exclusive Use Common Area

    AB 968 Signed: Clarifying Repair/Replacement of Exclusive Use Common Area
    *New Legislation A common legal issue affecting Homeowners Associations ("HOAs") deals with determining the extent of the HOA's maintenance and repair responsibilities versus those of its homeowners. Most sets of HOA CC&Rs address the…
Rank this Week: 3614

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Nov 20

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is considering amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations. The proposed amendments would make significant changes to: Required content, dissemination and translation of…
  • Nov 18

    Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation

    Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation
    ​The biennial study by the Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services has confirmed that California employers pay the highest workers’ compensation costs in the nation — by a wide margin. California has consistently…
  • Nov 17

    EEOC Targets Illegal Medical History Inquirie

    EEOC Targets Illegal Medical History Inquirie
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a charge alleging that a class of job applicants was subjected to illegal medical exams and family medical history inquiries. The employer will pay $187,500 to settle the…
Rank this Week: 4808

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: 3405

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

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

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
  • Oct 1

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married?  What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?" It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that…
  • Sep 23

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
Rank this Week: 4277

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Trustee compensation

    Trustee compensation
    When a successor trustee assumes office, one question that naturally arises is, how much can I be compensated? Or in common verbiage, how much can I be paid? A trustee, like most people, will want to be compensated for their time, especially…
  • Nov 14

    Right to die statutes - Brittany Maynard

    Right to die statutes - Brittany Maynard
    Rod of AsclepiusThe story of the late Brittany Maynard has brought to light the contrast between states regarding right-to-die statutes, also known as euthanasia or assisted suicide. These statutes pertain to a third-party assisting with the…
  • Nov 7

    Estate Tax in 2015

    Estate Tax in 2015
    When Congress averted the fiscal cliff a few years ago, enough votes were garnered so as to make the federal estate tax "permanent." Congress also established that the federal estate tax would be pegged to inflation. Thus it has steadily been…
Rank this Week: 3613

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    California’s Proposition 47, Felonies, and Orange County Court

    California’s Proposition 47, Felonies, and Orange County Court
    Finally, the problem of overcrowding in prisons is beginning to be alleviated. Thanks to California voters, Proposition 47 was passed on November 4th, 2014. This not only begins a process that will lead to less crowded prisons due…
  • May 1

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak
    According to SF Gate, a San Francisco man named Gale Joseph Young was recently freed from prison after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal determined the DNA evidence against Young was too week to sustain the conviction. After serving six years…
  • Dec 23

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California
    Despite the legalization of growing medical marijuana in California in 1996, it still remains illegal under federal law to grow, sell, or use the drug. Those who do grow within the state's regulations do not usually find any problems with the…
Rank this Week: 3625

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Nov 19

    Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Three Billy Goats Gruff
    (You know . . .  the fairy tale about trolls.) This summer, PwC published its 2014 Patent Litigation Study.  The tagline of the study is “[a]s case volume leaps, damages continue general decline.” Some of they key…
  • Nov 5

    Is the NCAA a Cartel?

    Is the NCAA a Cartel?
    The usually good Planet Money program has an excellent recent podcast setting forth the arguments for and against the NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] being an unlawful cartel.
  • Oct 13

    Could Amazon Possibly Be a Monopolist?

    Could Amazon Possibly Be a Monopolist?
    Franklin Foer, at the New Republic, argues that the answer is yes.  The alleged “crime”: predatory pricing — if not express, than at least in spirit. In “There’s one huge problem with calls for anti-trust…
Rank this Week: 3497

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    Alcohol Stings and Entrapment

    Alcohol Stings and Entrapment
    Most people are aware that it’s illegal to sell alcohol to minors. You could be charged if you purchase alcohol for an underage person, or, for example, if you are a bartender who serves a minor. The state agencies that are responsible…
  • Oct 15

    Drug and Alcohol Deaths Continue to Rise

    Drug and Alcohol Deaths Continue to Rise
    The number of unintentional deaths in San Diego County involving the use of drugs and/or alcohol has been increasing steadily since the year 2000. According to the County Medical Examiner, this included 541 such deaths last year, an increase…
  • Sep 10

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller
    News about the war on drugs is all over the media on a regular basis, and most people’s attention, when they hear about it, focuses on international drug smuggling, cocaine, heroin, and related topics. But according to law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 4102

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

San Diego Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law in the San Diego and Southern California area. By David Shapiro.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    Alcohol Stings and Entrapment

    Alcohol Stings and Entrapment
    Most people are aware that it’s illegal to sell alcohol to minors. You could be charged if you purchase alcohol for an underage person, or, for example, if you are a bartender who serves a minor. The state agencies that are responsible…
  • Oct 15

    Drug and Alcohol Deaths Continue to Rise

    Drug and Alcohol Deaths Continue to Rise
    The number of unintentional deaths in San Diego County involving the use of drugs and/or alcohol has been increasing steadily since the year 2000. According to the County Medical Examiner, this included 541 such deaths last year, an increase…
  • Sep 10

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller
    News about the war on drugs is all over the media on a regular basis, and most people’s attention, when they hear about it, focuses on international drug smuggling, cocaine, heroin, and related topics. But according to law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 3768

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
  • Nov 18

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

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

    Different Levels of Criminal Offense

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

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Nov 18

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid
    In Abbvie v. Janssen (Fed. Cir. 2014), the claims of the patents at issue defined the claimed invention by its function, rather than by its structure. To put it in layman’s terms, it claimed a sports car going 0 to 60 mph within X…
  • Nov 17

    Court struggles to define abstract ideas for patent eligibility purpose

    Court struggles to define abstract ideas for patent eligibility purpose
    Under U.S. patent laws, an invention must be directed to a statutory category that is eligible for patent protection. These categories include a process, a machine, a manufacture or a composition of matter. (35 USC § 101). If the…
  • Nov 7

    Dangers of 1 yr grace period under first-inventor-to-file system

    Dangers of 1 yr grace period under first-inventor-to-file system
    In 2013, the United States transitioned from a first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system under the America Invents Act. A basic difference in the two systems is that the first-to-invent system focuses on the inventor’s…
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California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • Nov 18

    Ambulance and Police Crash Claims in California

    Ambulance and Police Crash Claims in California
    Ambulance and police crash claims in California have very specific rules and exceptions with regard to civil liability for personal injury or wrongful death when an emergency vehicle is involved in a traffic collision with another automobile,…
  • Nov 13

    Top Five Reasons People Hire A Personal Injury Attorney

    Top Five Reasons People Hire A Personal Injury Attorney
    What are the top five reasons people hire a personal injury attorney?  As an accident claims lawyer in Los Angeles in practice for over 18 years now, I have my opinions but, I decided to research the topic a little further.  I came…
  • Nov 11

    Civil Claims for Elder Patient Rights Abuses in California

    Civil Claims for Elder Patient Rights Abuses in California
    Civil claims for elder patient rights abuses in California shouldn’t be necessary in a “perfect world” but, unfortunately, the elderly are some of the most vulnerable in our society and too often fall prey to physical,…
Rank this Week: 2991

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
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Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

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

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3362

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/
  • Nov 18

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case
    International marriages, when a divorce follows, can turn into messy divorces with surprising outcomes. Consider this case. After marrying in the Ukraine in 2004, Richard Villar and Olga moved to Alaska with the woman's daughter, Linda. As…
  • Oct 28

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer
    How far would you go to keep your children? Would you hire an attorney? Would you appeal any decision that separated you from your kids? The answer is obvious, right? Every parent would do whatever it took to keep their children with…
  • 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…
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CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?
    Divorce Mediation is one of the most underrated methods of dispute resolution. California Divorce mediation services are underused by couples who are unaware of the potential of divorce mediation in Orange County. Most couples don’t…
  • Nov 6

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce
    One of the most difficult issues to deal with in any divorce proceeding is the division of martial property. Typically the biggest question is what is to happen with the house, a question that may trigger sparring matches between the…
  • Nov 4

    If I use divorce mediation, will I have to go to court?

    If I use divorce mediation, will I have to go to court?
    In California, couples who use mediation can obtain a complete, legal divorce without ever having to go to court.  In fact, the Judicial Branch of California officially recommends that all couples consider divorce mediation as a way to…
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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/
  • Nov 17

    Divorce Advice for High Networth Individual

    Divorce Advice for High Networth Individual
    Divorce advice for high networth individuals comes best from one place – an in person legal strategy session with a smart and experienced attorney who has a dedicated law practice to family law. It just so happens that’s exactly…
  • Oct 29

    How to Protect Your Child From a Narcissistic Father or Mother?

    How to Protect Your Child From a Narcissistic Father or Mother?
    How to protect your child from a narcissistic father or mother starts with understanding what drives such personality types to do what they do. We have written in the past about the subject of divorcing a narcissist for women and for…
  • Oct 10

    Lying on Income and Expense Declaration Forms – Why is it Done and How do You Prove it?

    Lying on Income and Expense Declaration Forms – Why is it Done and How do You Prove it?
    Lying on income and expense declaration forms in a divorce, child support or spousal support case is one of the dumbest things a spouse or parent can do. Those who do it and do so willfully seem to believe that they will get away with…
Rank this Week: 3269

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

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

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
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Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    McDonald’s Franchise Owner Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

    McDonald’s Franchise Owner Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination
    The American Disabilities Act protects individuals who suffer from physical or mental disabilities against discrimination. According to reports from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , the owner of a McDonald’s franchise in…
  • Nov 15

    Braun Electric Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $82,500

    Braun Electric Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $82,500
    When an employee suffers from sexual harassment, it can take months, even years to reach a resolution. In most cases, a company will want to settle out of court to prevent costs of litigation and public exposure. However, some companies are…
  • Nov 14

    EEOC Sues Honeywell Over Wellness Testing

    EEOC Sues Honeywell Over Wellness Testing
    Wellness tracking programs are increasingly under scrutiny by employee rights advocates, health care professionals and other policy makers. In yet another case that challenges the legality of the employee wellness program, the U.S. Equal…
Rank this Week: 3404

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Nov 16

    Recall Quorum

    Recall Quorum
    QUESTION: The battle goes on in our community… the second recall election in six months! If they can’t make quorum, the petitioners believe they can adjourn the meeting to a new date with a lower quorum. I thought a recall died…
  • Nov 9

    Director Loyalty

    Director Loyalty
    QUESTION: Does the “duty of loyalty” mean I have to support, in public, a position reached by a majority of the board? Am I precluded from publicly dissenting and making adverse comments? ANSWER: You can dissent and make adverse…
  • Nov 2

    Panty Thief

    Panty Thief
    QUESTION: There is a man living in our complex who appears to have Down’s syndrome. He goes to the laundry facilities and steals women’s underwear and bras. He has even tugged on a girl’s underwear as she was bending over.…
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Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2807

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/
  • Nov 14

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today
    Any legal professional who’s ever done even the smallest amount of law research has more than likely encountered a legal statute or two that seems devoid of any legislative intent at all. Unbelievably, the U.S. legal system is rife with…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3073

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/
  • Nov 14

    It's Clinic Season!

    It's Clinic Season!
    Winter and horses go together about as well as a peanut butter and mustard sandwich.  Sure, the weather is cooler and Pinterest has some beautiful photos of horses in the snow, but the reality of my winter riding tends to be muddy…
  • Nov 6

    Hello!

    Hello!
    I know, things have been a little silent.  I hope you have had a wonderful summer and fall!  There are some exciting things coming up on the blog: projects to launch, posts to write, announcements to share, and more! Have you…
  • May 14

    May is for Mares and Mothers!

    May is for Mares and Mothers!
     Continuing our series on Motherhood and Riding, we have a special treat today! Two professional women, who love horses and their young children, share HOW and WHY they have stayed active in the horse community during this busy…
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Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal laws and news in Sonoma County. By Amy Chapman.

http://www.sonomacountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    SUV Plunges into Ravine, Leading to Seizure of Four Pounds of Marijuana

    SUV Plunges into Ravine, Leading to Seizure of Four Pounds of Marijuana
    Earlier this month in Santa Rosa, police seized four pounds of marijuana near an SUV that had tumbled down into a ravine while attempting to evade the authorities. According to a report by the Press Democrat, police attempted to initiate a…
  • Nov 4

    911 Call Leads to Huge Marijuana Bust in Santa Rosa

    911 Call Leads to Huge Marijuana Bust in Santa Rosa
    Earlier last month, police responded to a 911 call alerting them to a shooter and ended up arresting six people in a drug bust. According to a report by SFGate, Santa Rosa police received a call reporting a shooter near Finley and Fresno…
  • Oct 25

    End of Marijuana Season Brings Increased Police Presence in Santa Rosa

    End of Marijuana Season Brings Increased Police Presence in Santa Rosa
    Earlier last month, sheriffs seized and destroyed almost 3,700 marijuana plants in a county-wide effort to reduce drug trafficking in the area. According to a report by the Press Democrat, the efforts of the Sheriff's Department coincided…
Rank this Week: 3973

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Mercury Insurance Can’t Avoid Payment of CA Judgment Based Upon Claimed Exclusion

    Mercury Insurance Can’t Avoid Payment of CA Judgment Based Upon Claimed Exclusion
    Mercury Insurance is one of California’s largest auto insurance carriers.  In a recent decision, Mercury Cas. Co. v. Chu, 229 Cal. App. 4th 1432, 178 Cal. Rptr. 3d 144 (2014) the Fourth District California Court of Appeal has…
  • Nov 3

    Hotel Injury Claims in CA – Lawrence v. La Jolla Beach Club

    Hotel Injury Claims in CA – Lawrence v. La Jolla Beach Club
    I saw an interesting appellate decision out of the California Fourth District Court of Appeal (Southern California) regarding tort liability of hotel operators.  The case was Lawrence v. La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Inc. –…
  • Oct 30

    Halloween Child Pedestrian Accidents in California

    Halloween Child Pedestrian Accidents in California
    Halloween child pedestrian accidents in California are still a major problem, as they are across the United States.  We all love to see our kids dress up in costumes and be able to go from door to door trick or treating but, according…
Rank this Week: 3402