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Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3679

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers work visas, green cards, and adjustments of status. By The Gee Law Firm.

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 25

    Data Shows Most PERM Applications are for Highly Educated Worker

    Data Shows Most PERM Applications are for Highly Educated Worker
    Each quarter, the Department of Labor publishes statistical data about the applications and certifications it adjudicates as a preliminary step in employment-based immigration petitions.  Applicants for H-1B’s, H-2A’s,…
  • Feb 18

    Increased Immigration Filing Fees for this Year’s H-1B Lottery

    Increased Immigration Filing Fees for this Year’s H-1B Lottery
    Some Silicon Valley employers preparing to file new H-1B petitions on April 1st may be shocked by the filing fees, extraordinarily high for some employers.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, raised the supplemental fees from…
  • Feb 11

    Silicon Valley Employers Need to Time their H-1B Application

    Silicon Valley Employers Need to Time their H-1B Application
    Many Silicon Valley employers know that in order to secure one of the coveted H-1B slots in this year’s immigration H-1B lottery, they must take all the necessary steps to assure that their H-1B petitions are received by the United…
Rank this Week: 4444

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Behind the Ethicon Endo- Surgery $70 million punitive damages award

    Behind the Ethicon Endo- Surgery $70 million punitive damages award
    What it takes to try a products liability case without the defective product I hate being lied to. When I say “hate,” I mean the emotion born in your stomach that spreads rapidly through your body, heating every cell as it…
  • Dec 16

    Alexander Law Group, LLP Wins $70 Million Punitive Judgment Against Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery

    Alexander Law Group, LLP Wins $70 Million Punitive Judgment Against Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery
    $9.8 Million in Compensatory Damages Levied by Jury Last Week San Jose, CA—December 14, 2015—Alexander Law Group, LLP announced today that a jury has awarded $70 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson’s…
  • Sep 24

    One Dead and Five Injured After Car Crashes Into Gym

    One Dead and Five Injured After Car Crashes Into Gym
    On Tuesday morning, one person was killed and five others were injured after a car crashed into a gym in Livermore. According to KRON Channel Four News, an 80-year-old driver was trying to park her Mercedes SUV when she hit the gas pedal…
Rank this Week: 3545

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/
  • Feb 19

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?
    POLST stands for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” It differs from an Advance Healthcare Directive (aka medical power of attorney or power of attorney for healthcare) in several ways and is NOT intended to replace…
  • Feb 19

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?
    POLST stands for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” It differs from an Advance Healthcare Directive (aka medical power of attorney or power of attorney for healthcare) in several ways and is NOT intended to replace…
  • Oct 6

    California Passes Right to Die Law

    California Passes Right to Die Law
    New Law Permits Terminally Ill Patients to End Their Lives. Known as the End of Life Option Act, California’s newest law decriminalizes self-end to one’s life and allows terminally ill people to end their lives humanely.  The…
Rank this Week: 2647

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental
    A new law in effect for 2016, requires short-term vacation rental websites such as Airbnb to provide disclosures to tenants.  While subletting is often not allowed in rental agreements, and can even lead to eviction, many tenants…
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
Rank this Week: 4988

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog

Features commentary on personal injury, car accidents, insurance, and medical malpractice. By Rice & Bloomfield, LLP.

http://www.losangelesinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Birth Injury Cases Provide Needed Support for Injured Babie

    Birth Injury Cases Provide Needed Support for Injured Babie
    Representing families in birth injury cases is one of the most emotionally difficult things we do at Rice & Bloomfield.  The birth of a child is usually a most joyful event for the parents and family. However, an estimated 29 births…
  • Jul 23

    Attorneys Help Personal Injury Victim

    Attorneys Help Personal Injury Victim
    I am a trial lawyer. A personal injury lawyer in the San Fernando Valley, who is proud to represent victims of car crashes and dangerous conditions that cause falls, which injure or kill. But, I am perhaps proudest of the work I do as…
  • Jan 21

    Cell Can Cause Car Crashe

    Cell Can Cause Car Crashe
    As cell phones have become so common, especially in Los Angeles, where people spent so much time driving, the incidence of distracted driving collisions has gone up. Nobody wants to be injured in a car accident and no one wants to need a car…
Rank this Week: 1227

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 7

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract
    California is falling into line with Congress' attempt to put an end to the gag clause associated with a number of consumer contracts. Whether you are a consumer or a producer, you know the importance of reviews. Many people turn to quality…
  • Feb 7

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract
    California is falling into line with Congress' attempt to put an end to the gag clause associated with a number of consumer contracts. Whether you are a consumer or a producer, you know the importance of reviews. Many people turn to quality…
  • Feb 7

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract
    California is falling into line with Congress' attempt to put an end to the gag clause associated with a number of consumer contracts. Whether you are a consumer or a producer, you know the importance of reviews. Many people turn to quality…
Rank this Week: 3253

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Covers California divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, and paternity. By Clarke Logan Young.

http://blog.clarkeyoung.com/
  • Feb 5

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce
    Almost every divorce, whether low-net-worth or high-net-worth (HNW) individuals, involves dividing retirement assets, and failing to divide these retirement assets properly can result in significant, unanticipated, irreversible, negative…
  • Jan 20

    Borderline Personality Disorder Comes Slowly Out of the Shadow

    Borderline Personality Disorder Comes Slowly Out of the Shadow
    As an attorney who litigates Borderline divorces in Los Angeles and who consults nationally and internationally with spouses of Borderlines, attorneys and child custody evaluators, watching Borderline Personality Disorder (“BPD”)…
  • Aug 24

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court
    A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discusses the unexpected to-do that surrounds determination of pet custody. An increasing amount of money, time and resources is being spent to decide the fate of household pets, and the process can…
Rank this Week: 1704

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    11th Circuit Says Assignee Cannot File Bankruptcy for Company

    11th Circuit Says Assignee Cannot File Bankruptcy for Company
    An “Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors” (an “ABC”) is an alternative to bankruptcy available under California law—as well as the laws of other states.  An ABC is often a more cost-efficient alternative…
  • Feb 2

    Litigation Funders Find Opportunity in Bankruptcy

    Litigation Funders Find Opportunity in Bankruptcy
    Published in the Daily Journal on January 27, 2016 Greenberg Glusker partner Brian Davidoff, was quoted in a January 27, 2016, article by Daily Journal reporter Steve Creighton on the opportunities for litigation funding of adversary cases in…
  • Feb 1

    Greenberg Glusker Guides Imaging3, Inc. Through Multiple Bankruptcy Appeal

    Greenberg Glusker Guides Imaging3, Inc. Through Multiple Bankruptcy Appeal
    Published in the Los Angeles Business Journal on January 18, 2015 Imaging3, Inc., a Burbank-based medical technology developer, emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2013 after the reorganization plan that would convert the company’s…
Rank this Week: 1760

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/
  • Feb 2

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam
    The Better Business Bureau came out with their top 10 scams of 2015. Yes, I know it is already February of 2016, but I had to help people who were victims of the first two scams: IRS issues and debt...
  • Dec 18

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim
    Good news for California consumers: JPMorgan Chase, also known as Chase, also known as one of the worst banks around, is finally going to pay restitution to California. This litigation has been going on for over 2 years. Between 2009...
  • Dec 11

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle
    This is a common problem in December and January. People spend too much money on their holiday gifts. See my last post! Then, they take out a payday loan and cannot pay it back. They are being harassed by a...
Rank this Week: 4180

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Jan 30

    El Defenso de Owen Hanson

    El Defenso de Owen Hanson
    I have the honor of representing Owen Hanson in charges related to alleged narcotics (methamphetamine and cocaine) and gambling activity. HIs case, which is filed in the federal criminal court in San Diego, has gotten a great deal of…
  • Jan 30

    Defense of Owen Hanson

    Defense of Owen Hanson
    I have the honor of representing Owen Hanson in charges related to alleged narcotics (methamphetamine and cocaine) and gambling activity. HIs case, which is filed in the federal criminal court in San Diego, has gotten a great deal of…
  • Jul 24

    Of Bridges, Police, And Criminal Defense Attorney

    Of Bridges, Police, And Criminal Defense Attorney
      I just got back from a vacation.  Yes, a vacation for me is taking three days off, driving 500 miles to go fishing, worrying about my clients, putting out a fishing line, catching no fish, worrying more about my clients, and…
Rank this Week: 3206

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing Season

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing Season
    The Miller Law Offices provides guidance for employers in advance of the April 1, 2016 initial filing date for H-1B petitions.Employers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers who possess the equivalent of a U.S.…
  • Jan 28

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing SeasonThe…

    Plan Now for the New H-1B Filing SeasonThe Miller Law Offices provides guidance for employers in advance of the April 1, 2016 initial filing date for H-1B petitions.Employers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign…
  • Nov 16

    Obama Administration to seek Supreme Court Review of Immigration Plan

    Obama Administration to seek Supreme Court Review of Immigration Plan
    The Justice Department has indicated that it intends to appeal the Circuit Court's decision to uphold the temporary injunction halting the implementation of President Obama's expanded deferred action immigration plans to the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 4324

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    El Chapo and Trademark

    El Chapo and Trademark
    Just wrapped up an interview with Noticias 62 about Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, the notorious drug lord who was recently captured, and trademark issues related to him believe it or not.  Evidently, his family has filed for…
  • Nov 10

    LA Gadget Expo Cohen IP Law Group

    LA Gadget Expo Cohen IP Law Group
    Michael Cohen of Cohen IP Law Group will be presenting a 30 minute lecture on IP issues on December 6th at the LA Gadget Expo. We are also a Silver Sponsor of the LA Gadget Expo! They’re giving 50% off exhibitor fees to those of you who…
  • Oct 23

    Trademark and Patent Registrations Granted!

    Trademark and Patent Registrations Granted!
    We have been extremely busyat Cohen IP Law Group. Here are just some of the trademark and patent registrations we received this week alone. We are excited to exceed our 2014 total registrations for our clients!Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
Rank this Week: 4927

Exempt Organizations Blog

Exempt Organizations Blog

Ccovers legal issues regarding tax exempt and nonprofit organizations. By Runquist & Associates.

http://exemptorgs.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4846

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Sacramento Nursing Home Costs Are Among the Highest in the Country

    Sacramento Nursing Home Costs Are Among the Highest in the Country
    Our firm practices law in Sacramento, California, and we also have an office in Roseville. Anyone who lives in our area knows that there are countless advantages, and it is truly a great place to live. We have everything that big cities have…
  • Jan 21

    A Probate Attorney Can Help With Estate Administration

    A Probate Attorney Can Help With Estate Administration
    You should be aware of the multifaceted nature of a properly constructed estate plan.  It is wise to take a 360 degree approach so that you can leave behind a workable situation for your loved ones after you are gone. A last will is a…
  • Jan 21

    Free Report: Is Incapacity Planning in Northern California Really Important

    Free Report: Is Incapacity Planning in Northern California Really Important
    When you are going through life as a relatively healthy adult, the prospect of incapacity can seem alien to you. Of course we all recognize the fact that elders sometimes become unable to handle all their own affairs, but it can seem like…
Rank this Week: 2766

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1599

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

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

http://www.swhlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4812

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/
  • Jan 8

    Concussion Drama Rings True for Sacramento

    Concussion Drama Rings True for Sacramento
    Personal injury law attorneys have long been familiar with the dire results of a serious head injury. However, the release of the 2015 film “Concussion,” makes the topic even more relevant in Sacramento. Our personal injury…
  • Nov 20

    Being on Alert for Truckers on Freeways of Sacramento

    Being on Alert for Truckers on Freeways of Sacramento
    Personal injury attorneys know from experience that when a client comes to us with injuries from a Sacramento truck accident, the physical damages are likely significant. Our Sacramento accident attorneys point out that freeway driving does…
  • Oct 15

    Increased Threat of Sacramento Car Accident Injurie

    Increased Threat of Sacramento Car Accident Injurie
    Here’s a new headline our Sacramento personal injury attorneys were not pleased to read: “Traffic deaths rise as drivers, dangers grows.” The Sept. 28 Sacramento Bee ran a disturbing story about national trends that should…
Rank this Week: 4859

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 30

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation
    "Hoverboards" as they have become known, have become popular this past year.  As explained in this Wall Street Journal article, the history and intellectual property behind the device is a bit murky.  When it comes to this…
  • Feb 28

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law
    In 2007 California enacted a law banning the sale of handguns that lack the ability to imprint the weapon's make, model, and serial number on the cartridge when the bullet is fired.  The purpose of the law is fairly obvious. …
  • Jan 1

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year, 2015!Below are some links about the New Year.  Among other things, New York has banned taking selfie photos with tigers, lions, and other big…
Rank this Week: 3647

Noah F. Schwinghamer Blog

Noah F. Schwinghamer Blog

Cover personal injury.

http://www.nfsesq.com/blog/
  • Dec 29

    New Resource: California’s Prop 213

    New Resource: California’s Prop 213
    My new page on California’s Prop 213 can be found here.
  • Mar 5

    Top 6 Tricks Insurance Companies Use on Injured People

    Top 6 Tricks Insurance Companies Use on Injured People
    When you are injured, the insurance companies that represent the at-fault party have come up with a whole bag of tricks that they use to try to minimize your injury, so they can minimize the amount that they have to pay. They use these…
  • Dec 30

    Happy New Year: 2014 Court Holiday

    Happy New Year: 2014 Court Holiday
    It’s almost 2014, and that means new court holidays for a new year.  The following are Sacramento’s Court Holidays for 2014 from the court’s website. Holiday Date New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1st Martin…
Rank this Week: 3245

Higbee & Associates News

Higbee & Associates News

Covers law firm news.

http://www.higbeeassociates.com/news/
  • Dec 22

    Higbee & Associates Gives Back for the Holiday

    Higbee & Associates Gives Back for the Holiday
    This holiday season, the Higbee & Associates team joined together to bring Christmas to a family in need, made sure our furry friends were warm, and helped feed our community through donations. Higbee & Associates brought joy to a…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage and Improves Immigration Right

    Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage and Improves Immigration Right
    Today, June 26, 2015, has been set as one of the proudest days in American history because the Supreme Court of the United States has issued a decision stating that marriage is a constitutional right available to all same sex couples. The…
  • May 7

    Attorney Mathew Higbee Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on the Inclusion of Expunged Records in Background Check Report

    Attorney Mathew Higbee Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on the Inclusion of Expunged Records in Background Check Report
    Attorney Mathew Higbee was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article entitled, “Fight Grows to Stop Expunged Criminal Records Living On in Background Checks,” which illustrates the often overlooked problem of background check…
Rank this Week: 1737

California Injury Attorney Blog

California Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Shattering Consumer Trust — What “Clean Diesel,” Faulty Airbags and Bad Ignition Switches Have in Common

    Shattering Consumer Trust — What “Clean Diesel,” Faulty Airbags and Bad Ignition Switches Have in Common
    As 2015 comes to a close and we reflect on the year, the really big stories impacting consumers are tough to miss. Volkswagen’s scandal involving “clean diesel” that wasn’t clean at all; Takata’s scandal…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4822

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Dec 11

    {New Blog Post} Features of "Family Business"

    {New Blog Post} Features of "Family Business"
    Estate Planning Consultant Steven M. Goldberg highlights characteristics or features of a family business in Chapter 1 of the 2014 edition of Matthew Bender's California Small Business Guide:For a family business entity that is an active…
  • Dec 11

    {New Blog Post} The "family business"

    {New Blog Post} The "family business"
    Family Business DefinedA "family business" is an enterprise owned or controlled by members of the same family. The term refers to the actual dollars and cents ownership of the business, rather than its legal structure. In terms of an active…
  • Sep 2

    What is the California Capital Access…

    What is the California Capital Access Program?California Capital Access Program or CalCAP is a loan program run by the California Pollution Control Financing Authority.Since it began, CalCAP lenders have cumulatively loaned over $2.2 billion…
Rank this Week: 4539

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Shares insights about bankruptcy law and practice.

http://www.klavirlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    2016 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2016 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    How to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy starts with your bankruptcy petition. This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2016. It will help you Please see it below for your view and use: Please do not copy…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4572

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light
    Plaintiffs often make the mistake of alleging claims of false light on behalf of corporations. This often occurs when the case also involves individual plaintiffs, particularly in the context of internet defamation. It springs from a…
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
  • Nov 5

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
Rank this Week: 4273

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1869

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: 2181

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

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

    How Do I Refer...? III. Someone Who Isn’t Separated, and Hasn’t Reached a Decision About Ending Their Marriage?

    How Do I Refer...? III. Someone Who Isn’t Separated, and Hasn’t Reached a Decision About Ending Their Marriage?
    Counseling a client who is contemplating separation or divorce, or even “maybe thinking” about one, is among the most sensitive tasks family law attorneys face, and it draws as much on our counseling skill-set as it does on our…
  • Sep 10

    How Do I Refer...? II. A Client With Alcohol/Drug/Significant Mental Health Issues?

    How Do I Refer...? II. A Client With Alcohol/Drug/Significant Mental Health Issues?
    Mental illness, drugs and alcohol.  They are the fodder of the divorce tabloids, and a source of anxiety for clients with family law issues who also are struggling with these problems.  Family law clients, particularly parents,  fear a…
  • Aug 17

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent
    Ten Posts directed to trusted advisors, addressing issues of referring "clients with issues", to whom G.S.L.O. can provide ingenuity and practicality in advice and assistance:    I of X: HOW DO I REFER A PARENT WHO WANTS TO…
Rank this Week: 4443

Bay Area Wills, Trusts & Probate…

Bay Area Wills, Trusts & Probate Report

Covers planned giving, estate planning, taxes and wills and trusts. By Karen Meckstroth.

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

    California Court Says Mother’s Trust Can Fund Trustee to Fight Trust Contest after Her Death

    California Court Says Mother’s Trust Can Fund Trustee to Fight Trust Contest after Her Death
    There’s a new no-contest case in California — Doolittle v. Exchange Bank (pdf).  The twist here is the beneficiary who contested the validity of trust amendments also sought to broaden the reach of…
  • Oct 27

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Bumps Up a Bit for 2016

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Bumps Up a Bit for 2016
    It’s that time when the IRS announces what you can pass on to others next year without paying federal gift or estate tax.  Revenue Procedure 2015-53 contains 27 pages of inflation-adjusted items for 2016.  Wedged between…
  • Oct 14

    California Protects Personal Autonomy at End-of-Life

    California Protects Personal Autonomy at End-of-Life
    When Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act on October 5th, California became the fifth state to allow physicians to assist terminally ill individuals to end their own lives. Governor Brown issued a signing…
Rank this Week: 3859

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

http://wwwrealestatemediation.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    Mold Habitability Standards for California Rental

    Mold Habitability Standards for California Rental
    November 7 2015California landlords should be aware that a new law starting January 1 2016is that Mold has been added to the list of habitability problemsNo obligation to repair until given notice or if a tenant fails to to keep property…
  • Nov 4

    California Smoke Alarm Reminder

    California Smoke Alarm Reminder
     November 4 2015Smoke Alarm Reminder for California LandlordsBeginning January 1, 2016Landlord shall install additional smoke alarms as needed, to insure that the smoke alarms are incompliance with current building  standards1) each…
  • Aug 13

    Small Claims Court California

    Small Claims Court California
    Having a dispute? One can file a claim up to $10,000 in California Superior Courts.Types of Disputes Real Estate, Landlord Tenant, vendor- vendee, money owedOne can visit the local court and often under forms file a simple application for…
Rank this Week: 3191

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

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

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 3

    Arbitration Clauses: Depriving Consumers of Legal Recourse

    Arbitration Clauses: Depriving Consumers of Legal Recourse
    Recently, The New York Times published an article about arbitration clauses and the impact they’ve had on the justice system. Arbitration clauses have effectively blocked many consumers from seeking a legal recourse. Below,…
  • Jul 16

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Eleventh Consecutive Year

    Attorney Brooks Cutter Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Eleventh Consecutive Year
    Sacramento trial attorney and founder of Cutter Law P.C. recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer for his eleventh consecutive year. July 16, 2015 – (Sacramento, CA) – C. Brooks Cutter, founder of Cutter Law P.C., has been…
  • Jul 13

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life

    Father on Bike Fatally Struck; 8-year-old Son Clinging to Life
    On Sunday, 33-year-old Mustafa Rafi was killed and his 8-year-old son suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a distracted driver while bike riding to a nearby store. Mustafa, along with his wife and four kids, arrived in…
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California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?
    The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA) created the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  It gives employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers.  This is called unionization.  It…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1665

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

Explains key employment laws that every employee in California should know. By Branigan Robertson.

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Nov 2

    What Motivates Employees to Sue their Employer?

    What Motivates Employees to Sue their Employer?
    I’ve written extensively about this subject. I’ve repeated it over and over that employees don’t sue their boss because “the law was broken,” they sue because they feel like they were treated like garbage.…
  • Oct 15

    Top 3 Excuses Employers Use to Fire Employee

    Top 3 Excuses Employers Use to Fire Employee
    Our firm receives dozens of calls per week from people who were terminated from their job. Whenever people call we always ask, “Why did your company fire you?” While we receive a variety of answers, we do hear some of ……
  • Oct 2

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Men Harassing Men or Women Harassing Women is still Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Men Harassing Men or Women Harassing Women is still Harassment
    Is same-sex sexual harassment even a legal claim? Although sexual harassment in the workplace claims are often brought by female employees, they can also be brought by male employees against female supervisors or coworkers, and even male…
Rank this Week: 2535

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/
Rank this Week: 3590

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
  • Oct 26

    Lori is Reworking her Blawg, Please be Patient!

    Lori is Reworking her Blawg, Please be Patient!
    The year 2015 has been a difficult one for me and my family.  My youngest son, Brian, age 39, lost his battle to diabetes, bi-polar disorder and addiction on May 30, 2015.  While I continue to work as a Paralegal and have attempted…
  • Jul 31

    ABA to Debate Attorney Mental Health Disclosure

    ABA to Debate Attorney Mental Health Disclosure
    ABA to debate how much a bar applicant should have to reveal their mental health history.…
  • May 25

    Licensing Paralegals in California

    Licensing Paralegals in California
    I just read a great blog at The Estrin Report, written by fellow paralegal, Chere Estrin, called “Still Thinking about Licensing Paralegals? Hogwash.  Old School Thinking.” I am still on the fence about licensing paralegals.…
Rank this Week: 4492

Food Safety and Risk Management

Food Safety and Risk Management

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

http://foodlawblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Shigella Food Poisoning Outbreak Closes San Jose Restaurant

    Shigella Food Poisoning Outbreak Closes San Jose Restaurant
    (Photo credits: http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_28995979/update-dozens-sickened-12-intensive-care-after-eating; KGO ABC 7 News.) The Santa Clara County Health Department has closed Mariscos San Juan, a San Jose, California seafood…
  • Oct 22

    Shigella Food Poisoning Outbreak Closes San Jose Restaurant

    Shigella Food Poisoning Outbreak Closes San Jose Restaurant
    (Photo credits: http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_28995979/update-dozens-sickened-12-intensive-care-after-eating; KGO ABC 7 News.) The Santa Clara County Health Department has closed Mariscos San Juan, a San Jose, California seafood…
  • Apr 21

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

    Followup Re: GMOs and the Pesticide Arms Race: EPA Considering Testing Food for Roundup Residue
     (Photo Credit: zengardener.com. Trademarks and copyrights are property of their registered owners.) As reported by Reuters and Food Safety News, the EPA is considering testing food products for residues of glyphosate, also known by the…
Rank this Week: 3344

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

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

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 13

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown
    By Michael Reiter Attorney at Law You may have seen the articles about the new California law that permits dead lawns during the drought. Here is the text of AB1, introduced by Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino):…
  • Apr 6

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
Rank this Week: 2878

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Covers all types of criminal defense topics.

http://www.losangelescrimelawyer.com/blog/
  • Oct 7

    Gun Control, Mass Shootings and Mass Distraction

    Gun Control, Mass Shootings and Mass Distraction
    There appears to be an immediate discussion about gun control every time an unfortunate incident occurs. It seems such a discussion is based on dogma and entrenched in political beliefs rather than a rational discussion of what’s truly…
  • May 19

    Recent Cases, Criminal Law & The Second Amendment

    Recent Cases, Criminal Law & The Second Amendment
    As the national debate over guns and control continues, a new appellate decision once again struck down the District of Columbia’s efforts to restrict (and make it as difficult as possible) for residents to carry a firearm. Washington…
  • May 5

    Accused of Domestic Violence? Get a Lawyer!

    Accused of Domestic Violence? Get a Lawyer!
    Ever since the days of the O.J. Simpson case, domestic violence penalties have become stiffer and the consequences more severe. We have posted here many such celebrity incidents. However, except for the high profile nature of celebrity…
Rank this Week: 1989

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

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

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
Rank this Week: 3838

Law and Software

Law and Software

Covers legal tech, encryption, big data, and the cloud. By Andrew Bartlett.

http://www.lawandsoftware.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery
    I have two active sites. This one, and law191.org – my community immigration law office site. I keep them separate because I am not writing a splog. I need this blog space to write about anything and everything without worrying whether…
  • Sep 11

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful
    Giving back is good. This truth we hold to be  self-evident. Lawyers learn the importance of service from their first days in law school. Securities lawyers take asylum cases, high-powered litigators mediate landlord-tenant disputes and…
  • Aug 27

    Chrome works fine on my low cost unlocked firephone. So does Gmail

    Chrome works fine on my low cost unlocked firephone. So does Gmail
    I have Chrome on my Amazon firephone. I use gmail all the time. And I didn’t try to install google play services. I know there are ways to do it – but I don’t like the idea of installing rogue “copies” of key…
Rank this Week: 2738

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

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

    I got caught shoplifting and got a letter to pay hundreds of dollars. Now what?

    I got caught shoplifting and got a letter to pay hundreds of dollars. Now what?
    Caught shoplifting and now you get a letter from a lawyer demanding hundreds of dollars.  Does that mean that you’re facing criminal charges?  If you pay their demand, does it stop charges from being filed?  What about if…
  • Sep 23

    What is the difference between ESS and ISS sentence? Execution suspended and Imposition suspended?

    What is the difference between ESS and ISS sentence? Execution suspended and Imposition suspended?
    In a felony sentencing, what do the terms ESS and ISS mean?  What’s the difference? Felony sentencing overview: The first question that the sentencing judge must make is whether to grant or deny probation.  In most felony…
  • Aug 21

    Full DUI blitz underway in Orange County

    Full DUI blitz underway in Orange County
    DUI Checkpoints and Saturation patrols in Orange County now until Labor Day The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced today that a “full force” DUI task force will be underway from now, September 21, 2015 through…
Rank this Week: 4218

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Sep 25

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing
    Justia has made the full docket of legal filings in the Happy Birthday case available for free online at https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2013cv04460/564772 The post Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket…
  • Dec 22

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat
    Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?”   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently.…
  • Nov 10

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
Rank this Week: 1631

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/
  • Sep 21

    Did You Know That You Can Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan in California?

    Did You Know That You Can Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan in California?
    It’s true.  Sometimes referred to as “companion animals”, California Probate Code §15212 specifically provides for the creation of a trust to care for your beloved dog, cat or other companion animal after you pass.…
  • Sep 21

    Did You Know That You Can Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan in California?

    Did You Know That You Can Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan in California?
    It’s true.  Sometimes referred to as “companion animals”, California Probate Code §15212 specifically provides for the creation of a trust to care for your beloved dog, cat or other companion animal after you pass.…
  • Sep 17

    Why a Trust and Not a Will in California?

    Why a Trust and Not a Will in California?
    A frequent question that comes up when doing estate planning in my Newport Beach, California office is why should one pay for a trust, when a will is so much cheaper.  My response is are you thinking long-term or short-term? If you are…
Rank this Week: 1623

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Sep 21

    Watched a Dope Sale

    Watched a Dope Sale
    My nightmare actually began March 2005 when I moved in with boyfriend of 6 months at the age of 34.  I didn’t know him like I thought, he was involved in drugs. I knew of his use, but did not […] The post Watched a Dope Sale…
  • Sep 21

    Stupid Kid

    Stupid Kid
    My first wife and I got married in the early 60’s and thought that $100.00 a week, with her still in high school was a lot of money.  It was ok, but not the lifestyle she wanted.  Over the years, […] The post Stupid Kid…
  • Sep 21

    Snowmobiles and duck stamp

    Snowmobiles and duck stamp
    I had two misdemeanors when I was young. Both tickets were issued by the DNR. One for crossing a road on a snowmobile to get to the snowmobile trails and one for not signing a duck stamp (I purchased one, just forgot […] The…
Rank this Week: 4611

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 3

    Eleven Killed in San Diego DUI Crashes During "Summer of Shame"

    Eleven Killed in San Diego DUI Crashes During "Summer of Shame"
    San Diego law enforcement is alarmed and frustrated by a large number of DUI fatalities that have occurred in-county just over the past few summer months. According to the chief of the California Highway Patrol’s Border Division,…
  • Sep 3

    Eleven Killed in San Diego DUI Crashes During "Summer of Shame"

    Eleven Killed in San Diego DUI Crashes During "Summer of Shame"
    San Diego law enforcement is alarmed and frustrated by a large number of DUI fatalities that have occurred in-county just over the past few summer months. According to the chief of the California Highway Patrol’s Border Division,…
  • Jul 22

    Craig McClellan Appears on ABC 10 News to Discuss Fatal Crash

    Craig McClellan Appears on ABC 10 News to Discuss Fatal Crash
    For the past decade, locals of Oceanside, CA have complained that Vista Way is a dangerous road to travel, referring to it as a “death trap.” With dozens of car accidents occurring over the past decade, it is no wonder why…
Rank this Week: 4769