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Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 6

    CHP seizes 2000 Pounds of Pot in Van Headed to Las Vega

    CHP seizes 2000 Pounds of Pot in Van Headed to Las Vega
    I missed this article last week, so I will talk about it today because this is a lot of pot. California Highway Patrol officers in the Imperial Valley pulled over a Chevy Van that they said was weaving as it drove north on Highway 86. After…
  • Jun 28

    What I Like About Being a Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyer in Ventura

    What I Like About Being a Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyer in Ventura
    What I Like About Being a Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Lawyer in Ventura I was licensed to practice law in May of 1996. The day after I got licensed I made my first appearance in criminal court as a lawyer. It's been 18 years and I am…
  • Jun 28

    Why I like Being A Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney in Los Angele

    Why I like Being A Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney in Los Angele
    Why I Like Being a Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney in Los Angeles After 18 years of running from court to court throughout Los Angeles and Southern California, one might think I would grow tired of dealing with people's problems all day…
Rank this Week: 4789

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 3326

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/
  • Jul 1

    Californians get a raise today, but we can do better!

    Californians get a raise today, but we can do better!
    By Kevin Schwin Today, California’s minimum wage increases to $9 per hour.  To many Californians, this comes as good news, but will still not be enough to lift them out of a life of poverty.  Other localities have taken more…
  • Jun 30

    Even when LGBT Pride Parade is over, corporations should keep marching against discrimination

    Even when LGBT Pride Parade is over, corporations should keep marching against discrimination
    By Elizabeth Kristen On Sunday, hundreds of thousands lined Market Street and watched the corporate contingents as they marched in San Francisco’s annual LGBT Pride Parade.  The corporate banners and legions of marching employees…
  • Jun 27

    With so many corporations coming out for LGBT rights, why are so many workers still in the closet?

    With so many corporations coming out for LGBT rights, why are so many workers still in the closet?
    It is hard to deny the remarkable ascendance of LGBT rights over the past decade. But the breathtaking gains in marriage equality in all corners of the country have obscured the focus on at least one important arena where we still lack…
Rank this Week: 3110

Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog

Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog

Covers green cards and visas. By Behar International Counsel, PLC.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 1

    WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID YESTERDAY ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ("CIR")

    WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID YESTERDAY ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM ("CIR")
    In the Rose Garden yesterday, President Obama reiterated his commitment to immigration reform and reproached House Republicans for their unwillingness to confront this important issue. Speaking a year ago to the month when the Senate passed…
  • May 29

    AILA SPEAKS OUT: HOUSE MUST NOT DELAY IMMIGRATION REFORM!

    AILA SPEAKS OUT: HOUSE MUST NOT DELAY IMMIGRATION REFORM!
    Douglas T. Stump, President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) responded to news reports that President Obama has delayed the completion of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) review of deportation policy until…
  • May 23

    PRESIDENT OBAMA TO EXPAND "PAROLE IN PLACE"

    PRESIDENT OBAMA TO EXPAND "PAROLE IN PLACE"
    While Congress continues to stall the passage of comprehensive immigration reform, several immigration groups, including the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), strongly support Obama administration and its initiative that can bring…
Rank this Week: 3539

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2938

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

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

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    A few months ago I wrote about software patents before the Supreme Court.  Instead of issuing a broad ruling the Court merely decided that adding a computer to an abstract idea would not be enough to make it patentable.  Abstract…
  • Apr 5

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN
    This is an excellent historical perspective on the 14th Amendment to the U.S .Constitution. Professor Ross describes it as Congress' peace treaty to the South. That is quite accurate. He also notes that it only came about because of a…
  • Mar 29

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment
    The link below will take you to an informative article on the tax consequences of judgments and settlements. Taxation of judgments and settlments varies depending on the type of case and the chacter of the damages. For instance back pay in…
Rank this Week: 4466

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Is Your Business Being Sued?

    Is Your Business Being Sued?
    Being served with a lawsuit can be one of the worst things that can happen to any business.  The specter of long drawn out litigation causes immediate anxiety and young and inexperienced owners worry that their business may…
  • Jun 9

    Negotiating Tenant Improvement Allowance

    Negotiating Tenant Improvement Allowance
    A Tenant Improvement Allowance (TIA) is a landlord incentive designed to assist new tenants with the build-out of their space. Build-outs are improvements to leased space to make the space usable for a particular tenant's needs. Whether or…
  • May 26

    The Pros and Cons of Guerrilla Discovery

    The Pros and Cons of Guerrilla Discovery
    Litigation can be divided into three relatively distinct phases: the pleading phase , the discovery phase and trial. While the distinction can sometimes be blurred, there is no doubt about these three significant areas of litigation. The…
Rank this Week: 4204

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Boating Under The Influence, Or BUI, In San Diego

    Boating Under The Influence, Or BUI, In San Diego
    The Law Offices of Susan L. Hartman recently wrote a blog article about biking or cycling under the influence, BUI and CUI respectively. Now that it's summer, not only is it good to brush up on the biking after drinking laws, it is good to…
  • Jun 25

    Arrested For DUI, Can The Cops Search Your Smart Phone?

    Arrested For DUI, Can The Cops Search Your Smart Phone?
    Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced its decision in both Riley v. California, a San Diego case, and United States v. Wurie, a Massachusetts case, that addressed the issue of whether law enforcement can search a…
  • Jun 19

    Biking: A Good Alternative To Driving My Car While Under The Influence?

    Biking: A Good Alternative To Driving My Car While Under The Influence?
    Summer 2014 is here! The summer brings BBQ's, parties, boating, beach time, Sunday Fundays, cold beers and margaritas, and lots of fun times. It is important, however, to plan ahead so your fun does not end with criminal charges. Often,…
Rank this Week: 3143

Reasonable Expectation

Reasonable Expectation

Focuses on privacy and data security. By M. Scott Koller.

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

    Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged?

    Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged?
    #150654797 / gettyimages.com Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged? Originally Published on the InfoLaw Group Blog: Over the past year, the number of data breaches has skyrocketed and, as a result, companies are facing increased risk of…
  • Mar 20

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on iKeepSafe’s Proposed Safe Harbor Program Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on iKeepSafe’s Proposed Safe Harbor Program Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule
    Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeep Safe) has submitted a proposed safe harbor program to the Federal Trade Commission under the the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. Under 16 C.F.R. 312.11, COPPA safe…
  • Feb 28

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start
    I recently authored an article for the Daily Journal on the new cybersecurity framework.  You can read about it by visiting the Daily Journal.  
Rank this Week: 4615

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/
  • Jun 28

    What are Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer at the Consultation and Before Hiring One?

    What are Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer at the Consultation and Before Hiring One?
    Here are the top five questions to ask a divorce lawyer at a consultation and before you hire one, to determine if he or she is a good fit for you. We know this entire selection process can be stressful, which is why we wrote this…
  • May 20

    California Divorce Brown Formula. Understanding the “Time Rule”

    California Divorce Brown Formula. Understanding the “Time Rule”
    The California divorce Brown Formula, also known as the “time rule”, refers to the 1976 case of Marriage of Brown. The perception is that this case established a rule whereby community property such as retirement…
  • Apr 19

    Finding the Right Forensic Accountant in Orange County for Your Divorce Just Got Easier

    Finding the Right Forensic Accountant in Orange County for Your Divorce Just Got Easier
    Searching for an Orange County forensic accountant is similar to searching for a divorce lawyer. Many times, you are not sure where to start and what to look for, right? You ask around, perhaps of family, friends or colleagues. You go to your…
Rank this Week: 3337

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
  • Jun 27

    Former Law Student Sues Over a D Grade in Contract

    Former Law Student Sues Over a D Grade in Contract
    In an article in the ABA Journal, it is reported that a former law student at the Massachusetts School of Law claims in a lawsuit that he received an unfair D grade in contracts. The suit by Martin Odemena says the D grade resulted in a…
  • Jun 25

    Former San Francisco Paralegal Who Embezzled, Gets Over 2 Years In Federal Prison

    Former San Francisco Paralegal Who Embezzled, Gets Over 2 Years In Federal Prison
    A longtime secretary, paralegal and office manager for a since-disbarred California lawyer has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison for embezzling $327,000 from the firm and its clients. The attorney she worked for,…
  • Jun 4

    Judge and Attorney Fight in Court

    Judge and Attorney Fight in Court
    I am sure there are times that attorneys and judges want to go at each other physically, but I never thought we would see it on camera. Warning, there is profanity in the video. http://Judge, attorney fight after argument in court
Rank this Week: 2911

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Release of Blind Mule Book

    Release of Blind Mule Book
        Well, it about time!  After three years Russell Babcock finally has published his novel, The Blind Mule.  The book is a legal thriller that calls upon his many years of defending blind mules, those who without their…
  • Jun 25

    Police Need Warrant to Search Cell Phone

    Police Need Warrant to Search Cell Phone
        Mr. Officer you need one of those warrants if you are going to look in there. Today the United States decided the cases of Riley v. California. Like many individuals stopped by the police, Mr. Riley had his cell phone searched…
  • May 4

    Más Indultos para los delincuentes Federales de Droga

    Más Indultos para los delincuentes Federales de Droga
    Esta semana, el fiscal general, Eric Holder, anunció que Estados Unidos estaría ofreciendo más indultos y clemencia para los delincuentes federales de drogas. El presidente Obama quiere asegurarse de que “todo el…
Rank this Week: 2522

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3063

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3662

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jun 20

    Interesting Article Regarding New Regulations Regarding Homecare

    Interesting Article Regarding New Regulations Regarding Homecare
    The New York Times ran an blog article regarding an interview with Select Home Care regarding ways some employers are considering to survive recently enacted and currently pending changes regarding in-home care.  The implementation of…
  • Jun 11

    Is an Employer Responsible for Paying Overtime When It Does Not Know the Employee is Working Off The Clock?

    Is an Employer Responsible for Paying Overtime When It Does Not Know the Employee is Working Off The Clock?
    Possibly not. An employer is obligated to pay an employee for all hours worked. Most Wage Orders in California define “hours worked” as “the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and…
  • May 28

    Is My Employer Required to Provide Commuter Benefits?

    Is My Employer Required to Provide Commuter Benefits?
    If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and work for an employer with 50 or more full time employees, the answer will soon be yes.  Unfortunately, many employers have not heard about this new requirement and may be out of compliance.…
Rank this Week: 4597

Jeff R. Layfield Blog

Jeff R. Layfield Blog

Provides tips on how to keep assets safe in case of a divorce.

http://www.layfieldlawfirm.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 3218

California Election Law

California Election Law

Providing legal resources and election news to California election officials and the attorneys who represent them. By Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP.

http://www.calelectionlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4882

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Jun 18

    California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014

    California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014
    Although many employees and employers are aware of the upcoming change to the California state minimum wage, for those not paying attention (no pun intended) the California state minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour…
  • May 29

    Duran v. US Bank: Supreme Court Reverses Judgment for Employees, Sets Methods of Proof in Class Action Trial

    Duran v. US Bank: Supreme Court Reverses Judgment for Employees, Sets Methods of Proof in Class Action Trial
    The California Supreme Court this morning issued its decision in teh much anticipated Duran v. US Bank, N.A. The decision reverses the judgment for the plaintiffs. We will have more comments, but the Court’s introduction reads as…
  • Nov 5

    Update on Employment Laws for 2014

    Update on Employment Laws for 2014
    Wage & Hour Updates Minimum Wage Assembly Bill (“AB”) 10 raises California’s current minimum wage of $8 per hour by two, one-dollar increments: to $9 per hour effective July 1, 2014, and to $10 per hour effective January…
Rank this Week: 2623

California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Former “That 70′s Show” Star’s Overdose at CA Rehab Spawns Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Former “That 70′s Show” Star’s Overdose at CA Rehab Spawns Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    The Hollywood Reporter reports today that the death of Lisa Robin Kelly at a drug rehabilitation facility in California (“Pax House”) has spawned a wrongful death lawsuit by her former husband, Robert Gilliam.…
  • Jun 3

    Dodger Stadium Negligent Security Trial Begins in Los Angele

    Dodger Stadium Negligent Security Trial Begins in Los Angele
    The trial of Brian Stow vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers began last week in L.A.   Almost three years ago, Mr. Stow was severely beaten in the parking lot after a game between the Dodgers and the Giants.  Two assailants, Marvin Norwood…
  • May 23

    Paul Walker Car Crash Prompts Lawsuit Against Porsche

    Paul Walker Car Crash Prompts Lawsuit Against Porsche
    The Paul Walker car crash near Los Angeles last year has prompted a lawsuit against Porsche of North America.  The lawsuit alleges various causes of action including negligence and strict products liability.  (For full copy of…
Rank this Week: 3529

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Jun 16

    Intersection

    Intersection
    There have been a couple of cases handed down recently by the California Appellate Courts, albeit in different districts, which involve a timely intersection with the work I do as a lawyer. Both cases involve "take home" exposure to…
  • Mar 28

    Dropping the Hammer

    Dropping the Hammer
    I just finished handling a case where I was representing an automotive parts distributor. The claim was for products liability for defective parts allegedly sold by my client. The problem was the products identified in the plaintiff's…
  • Feb 28

    Closing A Loophole or Just Another Hoop?

    Closing A Loophole or Just Another Hoop?
    Here is an interesting news item that came across my screen: A California Assemblyman is considering sponsoring a bill that would require a temporary "Paper License Plate" be printed out and attached to newly sold automobiles as they leave…
Rank this Week: 4561

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

Covers consumer credit law. By Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLC.

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian
    The State of Mississippi has sued Experian alleging violations of the FCRA and its own state law. Among other problems,  the Mississippi lawsuit said, Experian provides no straightforward way for consumers to correct erroneous…
  • May 13

    Court Gives Preliminary Approval to Class Action Settlement in Tow Bill Case Against Experian

    Court Gives Preliminary Approval to Class Action Settlement in Tow Bill Case Against Experian
    On April 29, 2014, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken preliminarily approved the settlement of a class action against Experian Information Solutions in which our law firm represented the plaintiffs and the class. The settlement will resolve…
  • Apr 15

    The Truth About 10 Common Credit Report Myth

    The Truth About 10 Common Credit Report Myth
    Here are some of the most common myths concerning credit reports. 1) I haven’t done anything wrong so my credit reports must be OK. Your credit reports may have errors that affect your credit standing even if you did nothing to…
Rank this Week: 4604

Los Angeles Probate Litigation…

Los Angeles Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 13

    2014 Probate Court Reception

    2014 Probate Court Reception
    Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP, firm partners are looking forward to attending the Los Angeles County Bar -Trusts and Estates Section reception honoring the Probate Department of the Los Angeles Superior Court on the evening of June 17, 2014,…
  • Mar 28

    Update-Casey Kasem Children Settle Conservatorship Matter

    Update-Casey Kasem Children Settle Conservatorship Matter
    Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BP 145805 concerning the Appointment of the Conservatorship over the Person and Temporary Appointment of the Conservatorship over the Person of Casey Kasem had been filed on October 7, 2013. Casey Kasem…
  • Mar 19

    Trust and Estates Section: Lunch with The Probate Judge

    Trust and Estates Section: Lunch with The Probate Judge
    On March 18, 2014, the panel of Probate Judges discussed the current state of Probate Court in Los Angeles County and addressed questions and concerns submitted by members of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Fortunately seven of the nine…
Rank this Week: 2444

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/
  • Jun 13

    California Labor Law Update: Sexual Harassment Protection

    California Labor Law Update: Sexual Harassment Protection
    Every year, the California legislature passes new employment laws or amendments to already existing laws. These new laws and amendments directly impact the employer-employee relationship as well as impacts the way an employer conducts…
  • Apr 21

    Sheldon Cooper on How Not to Behave in Court

    Sheldon Cooper on How Not to Behave in Court
    While this video isn’t about employment law, it does demonstrate improper courtroom demeanor. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons of the Big Bang Theory) decides to insult a traffic court judge and finds himself in contempt. Hilarious.
  • Mar 17

    Arbitration is Bad for Employees. Trust me, I’m an Employee Rights Attorney.

    Arbitration is Bad for Employees. Trust me, I’m an Employee Rights Attorney.
    Before I went to law school, I thought arbitration sounded neat. I had heard that lawsuits took years to resolve in court and were ridiculously expensive. Arbitration, on the other hand, sounded like an effective alternative to…
Rank this Week: 3608

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Jun 12

    Plus Side of Not Receiving Huge Donations: No Need to Return Huge Donations!

    Plus Side of Not Receiving Huge Donations: No Need to Return Huge Donations!
    It seems there’s been an epidemic recently of nonprofits either having to, or deciding to, return money to disgraced donors. On the “having to” list, just this week the Wall Street Journal reported that the College of…
  • May 30

    Nonprofit Email Subject Line Fail

    Nonprofit Email Subject Line Fail
    Ping, ping, ping. New messages keep popping up in my email box, many of them from various nonprofits. (Silly me, I can’t resist signing all those petitions; an apparently effective way for nonprofits to capture names and email…
  • May 20

    Why Billionaires Sign on to Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge

    Why Billionaires Sign on to Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge
    A total of 127 people have now added their names to the “Giving Pledge” list  started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. It’s no token commitment: The billionaires on this list have agreed to give over half of…
Rank this Week: 2825

Jerry Burleson

Jerry Burleson

Covers the legal rights of minority shareholders of privately held corporations.

http://www.jerryburleson.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2407

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

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

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Jun 11

    Art of Negotiation: Starting and Pressure Point

    Art of Negotiation: Starting and Pressure Point
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: Before you go into a negotiation you need to be…
  • Aug 6

    Attorney Larry Hymes Recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer

    Attorney Larry Hymes Recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer
    Martindale-Hubbell®  has designated our Estate Planning Attorney in Woodland Hills, Larry Hymes with an AV Preeminent® rating which serves as an objective indicator that a lawyer has demonstrated ethical standards and…
  • Feb 25

    Is Your Agreement Worth the Paper it is Written On?

    Is Your Agreement Worth the Paper it is Written On?
    The California Supreme Court recently answered that question with a resounding “No”. In one of its early decisions in 2013, Riverisland Cold Storage vs. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Association, the Court rejected what had…
Rank this Week: 4244

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/
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
  • Jun 9

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle
    Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Advisory Board Member Peter Hirtle reviews Is it in the Public Domain? It is very difficult to determine whether works are in the public domain in the United States.  That is why I had to…
  • Jun 6

    Public Domain Handbook – Samuelson clinic

    Public Domain Handbook – Samuelson clinic
    The Samuelson clinic has put together what  looks like a useful, thorough new handbook to help you determine if a work is in the public domain. http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/Final_PublicDomain_Handbook.pdf Most helpful is the…
Rank this Week: 4471

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 3547

Legal Salad

Legal Salad

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

http://www.lawyervictoria.com/bankruptcy-attorney-blog/
  • Jun 4

    Does the court monitor or dictate your expenses in bankruptcy?

    Does the court monitor or dictate your expenses in bankruptcy?
    People often wonder if the bankruptcy court will tell them how to spend money, or prohibit or limit any expenses. The short answer is, no. It is true that the bankruptcy court looks into whether the person has the financial means to make any…
  • Apr 20

    Court’s filing fees for bankruptcy cases due to increase on June 1st, 2014

    Court’s filing fees for bankruptcy cases due to increase on June 1st, 2014
    The judiciary periodically adjusts court fees for filing new bankruptcy cases.  As operational costs increase and courts’ budget becomes tighter, it’s no wonder that the adjustments have been increases in the filing fees…
  • Apr 13

    What can you do about wage garnishment?

    What can you do about wage garnishment?
    With a judgment in hand, a creditor can garnish the person’s wages. Typically, a creditor can take 25% of net earnings from each  pay check until the entire debt – plus collection fees – is paid off. What can you do if…
Rank this Week: 2716

The May Firm Blog

The May Firm Blog

Covers issues related to personal injury cases.

http://www.mayfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 4

    When to Hire a Fatal Bicycle Accident Attorney

    When to Hire a Fatal Bicycle Accident Attorney
    Bicycle Accident Fatality Lawyers | The May Firm The seventh most popular recreational activity in the U.S. brought in $7.2 billion in new and used equipment sales in 2012 with an estimated 40 million Americans participating a minimum of six…
  • May 30

    Young Bicyclists Need Accident Lawyers Too!

    Young Bicyclists Need Accident Lawyers Too!
    Child Bike Accident Injury Attorney As a parent, teacher or care giver of children, you do your best to protect your kids from harm’s way, but we cannot prevent all accidents especially when it comes to the ever loved activity of…
  • May 19

    CASA Superhero 5K Fun Run & Walk in Atascadero

    CASA Superhero 5K Fun Run & Walk in Atascadero
    The May Firm Supports CASA – SLO Child Advocacy Group At The May Firm, we believe in giving back to our local community. One way to do that is to support local groups who have the best interest of the community and specifically the…
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Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Jun 3

    Estate-Planning Lessons From Wealthy Familie

    Estate-Planning Lessons From Wealthy Familie
    For those in the know, a “family office” is something that many wealthy families rely on to provide financial support and advice. A family office can do a little bit of everything: providing investment management services, tax and…
  • May 6

    Can you bequeath your iTunes playlist?

    Can you bequeath your iTunes playlist?
    Estate-planning is surely far from the minds of the majority of us when we log into iTunes to buy a copy of the latest catchy song from the radio. While we accumulate ever-larger collections of digital media (books, movies, TV shows and…
  • Jan 28

    A GUIDE TO TRUSTS - TRUSTS 101

    A GUIDE TO TRUSTS - TRUSTS 101
    It's useful to review some basic definition and functions of a trust. It may help you if one day you are asked to be a trustee or as you dive into your own estate planning. Some of these distinctions are artificial, but they will help you get…
Rank this Week: 4923

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys…

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By the Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy.

http://www.sacramento-bankruptcy-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Jun 3

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES
    Sacramento area residents considering a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy should be aware the Eastern District of California has decided to raise the costs of filing a case effective June 01, 2014. The new Chapter 7 filing fee for the…
  • Mar 5

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce
    Yesterday, a local Sacramento man received a 17 year sentence for committing Bankruptcy Fraud after filing for Chapter 7. Steven Zinnel was convicted last July of hiding assets during his bankruptcy in an effort to avoid paying his wife…
  • Jan 8

    FAMOUS PEOPLE FILE BANKRUPTCY TOO

    FAMOUS PEOPLE FILE BANKRUPTCY TOO
    Sacramento area residents who feel ashamed with the idea of filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy need to understand that there should be no personal guilt or shame associated with this decision. The determination to file bankruptcy…
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Business, Entertainment, Sports &…

Business, Entertainment, Sports & Technology (B.E.S.T.) Law Blog

Covers business, copyright, entertainment, IP and technology law. By ARC Law Group.

http://best.arclg.com/
  • Jun 2

    Podcast: Tribute Band

    Podcast: Tribute Band
    Podcast: Tribute Bands This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we pay tribute to those who pay tribute…to their favorite bands. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark A. Pearson and attorney Ben Shaw as…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award
    Podcast: 2014 Academy Awards This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we hit the red carpet with our 2014 Academy Awards Special. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark Pearson and movie reviewer Chris Bollini for…
  • Feb 3

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014
    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014 This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we get you ready for the upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts Music Business Seminar. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark…
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Wald Law Blog

Wald Law Blog

Covers family law. By Deborah Wald.

http://debwald.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 1

    Taking a Sabbatical from Blogging

    Taking a Sabbatical from Blogging
    As any observant followers may have noticed, I have not blogged since November 2013.  I keep meaning to start up again -- heaven knows there are weekly events and incidents worth blogging about -- but I just never find the time.  So…
  • Nov 30

    Happy Thanksgiving from Waldlaw

    Happy Thanksgiving from Waldlaw
    Just a quick note to wish my readers a belated Happy Thanksgiving!  I have been trying to soak in the peace and quiet after a very hectic November, and hope you all also are enjoying the opportunity to relax with loved ones over this…
  • Nov 24

    The Miller-McKenna Custody Battle and the Rights of Pregnant Women

    The Miller-McKenna Custody Battle and the Rights of Pregnant Women
    My dear friend Maggie Geddes, employment lawyer extraordinaire, sent me a note this morning about an article she saw in today's New York Times.  Although I had not previously been aware of the Miller-McKenna case discussed in the…
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The Gomez Firm Personal Injury…

The Gomez Firm Personal Injury Blog

Covers incidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.

http://www.thegomezfirm.com/blog/
  • May 29

    The Walking Wounded

    The Walking Wounded
    “I want to see Johnson & Johnson in court. I want to see them punished for what they’ve done because I believe they knew well beforehand and didn’t stop putting these products in.”   When the world’s…
  • Apr 11

    Tragic and Fatal Accident Involving Fedex Big Rig and Bus Load of Students and Chaperone

    Tragic and Fatal Accident Involving Fedex Big Rig and Bus Load of Students and Chaperone
    A tragic accident took place just last night, Thursday April 10, 2014, in Northern California. The result of this accident was the loss of life of 10 individuals, many of which were young high school students. The accident involved a Fedex…
  • Apr 2

    General Motors (GM) Recall for Loss of Power Steering

    General Motors (GM) Recall for Loss of Power Steering
    On Monday March 31, 2014 GM issued a recall of over 1 million vehicles. The recall is due to a sudden loss of power steering in some older vehicles.  Although control of the vehicle can still be maintained, GM says that, extra effort put…
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California Employment and HR Law…

California Employment and HR Law Blog

Covers employment and HR law. By Micah K. Nilsson.

http://www.californiaemploymentlaw-blog.com/
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California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

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

    DIY Legal Mistakes Haunt Deceased

    DIY Legal Mistakes Haunt Deceased
    A recent Forbes article highlights three recent cases where do-it-yourself legal planning and failure to follow through on the details resulted in unintended postmortem consequences:[L]egal mistakes made during a lifetime can create a mess at…
  • May 10

    Client Launches Online Drones, Unmanned Systems, and Robotics Resource

    Client Launches Online Drones, Unmanned Systems, and Robotics Resource
    Client BriMar Entprises, LLC has launched their fascinating new websiteTheFutureIsUnmanned.comfocusing on unmanned systems and robotic technology.The site provides news, information, and commentary about what are more popularly known as…
  • Apr 23

    Unpaid Internships and the Minimum Wage

    Unpaid Internships and the Minimum Wage
    As reported today by the Wall Street Journal (Colleges, Employers Rethink Internship Policies) unpaid interns continue to cause labor law issues for companies and non-profit organizations, leading to the elimination of some internships and…
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Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
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Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law issues, including green cards and visas. By The Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.ranchodlaw.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Good News for Spouses of H1B Visa Holder

    Good News for Spouses of H1B Visa Holder
    H1B Visa Holders Spouses in the U.S. under H4 status Announced Last Week: Good News for Spouses of H1B Visa Holders At Ranchod Law, many of our clients are H1B Visa Holders with spouses in the U.S. under H4 status. Currently, these H4 spouses…
  • May 14

    Top 5 Reasons Hardship Waivers are Rejected

    Top 5 Reasons Hardship Waivers are Rejected
    Top Five Reasons Hardship Waivers Are Denied At Ranchod Law we file countless hardship waivers on behalf of our clients, including: exceptional hardship waivers for J visa holders extreme and unusual hardship waivers for clients with criminal…
  • May 12

    Parole in Place, the solution if you do not have legal statu

    Parole in Place, the solution if you do not have legal statu
    Exciting Immigration News for Military Families Parole in Place could be the solution for you if you do not have legal status In November 2013, U.S. Immigration issued a policy memorandum regarding the parole of spouses, children and parents…
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Rifkin Consulting Attorney…

Rifkin Consulting Attorney Recruiter Blog

Covers job search advice for lawyers.

http://rifkinconsulting.com/blog
  • May 16

    Get My Attention – Send a Respectable Cover Letter!

    Get My Attention – Send a Respectable Cover Letter!
    Recently I read an article by a recruiter who very straightforwardly acknowledged that she often receives unimpressive application materials from job-seekers.  This is often a non-starter and the result is…Delete.  Why? …
  • May 9

    Make Yourself Memorable!

    Make Yourself Memorable!
    Summertime is almost here and numerous law students will begin jobs, many in law firms.  These are probably the lucky ones, because they will have an edge over colleagues who were unable to secure a position.    Our…
  • Apr 28

    Women vs. Men, Is There a Confidence Gap?

    Women vs. Men, Is There a Confidence Gap?
    Today I read an article “The Confidence Gap”, espousing the premise that more women lack confidence than men.  If true, why is this and can this be overcome?  Is the stereotype true that, traditionally, women feel less…
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Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • May 16

    When One Solution Is Better Than Two

    When One Solution Is Better Than Two
    Over the years, clients have sought my advice after they have obtained a judgment against a limited liability company or a corporation, and after they have tried, without success, to collect on that judgment.  All of the typical judgment…
  • May 14

    When One Solution Is Better Than Two

    When One Solution Is Better Than Two
    Over the years, clients have sought my advice after they have obtained a judgment against a limited liability company or a corporation but have tried, without success, to collect on the judgment.  All of the typical judgment enforcement…
  • Apr 25

    Why Aren’t There More Chapter 9 Bankruptcies?

    Why Aren’t There More Chapter 9 Bankruptcies?
    After the housing market collapse, many cities and towns fell on hard times and have yet to recover.  In quite a few communities, housing prices remain low, municipal debt levels are unsustainable, and attempts to raise revenue have been…
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California Injury Attorney Blog

California Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • May 15

    Traumatic Brain Injury: How does it happen? How do you know if it has happened to you?

    Traumatic Brain Injury: How does it happen? How do you know if it has happened to you?
    Often called concussion, post concussion syndrome or mild traumatic brain injury, these injuries can happen to anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision, particularly if you are struck from the rear. If your head and neck flex and extend…
  • Feb 28

    Smartphone Maps and Driving -- Headed Up to a Higher Court?

    Smartphone Maps and Driving -- Headed Up to a Higher Court?
    California drivers know that our laws prohibit the handheld use of a cell phone while driving. We are not permitted to either text and drive or talk and drive holding our phones. But one man who was cited for checking a map while in the…
  • Dec 27

    Alameda County Cyclist's RIde Ends in Tragedy

    Alameda County Cyclist's RIde Ends in Tragedy
    Over the years we have seen an increasing number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents on our streets and roadways around the Bay Area. One of the best things about living and working in our beautiful region, is that commuters have so many…
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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/
  • 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…
  • May 12

    Moms: we love them, we sell to them

    Moms: we love them, we sell to them
    This is the first of several posts in the month of May that will look at the unique situation of Motherhood and Horses.Happy Mother's Day! We all have different mothers in our lives, women (or mares!) we admire for their strength,…
  • May 6

    Getting an Equestrian Trademark is Fashionable! (an exclusive interview)

    Getting an Equestrian Trademark is Fashionable! (an exclusive interview)
    I am SO excited about today's post!  We have an AMAZING equestrian fashion brand sharing business insights with us!One of the most common questions I receive from horse people is whether a trademark is needed for their small horse…
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Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

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

    STEM OPT Extensions Need to be Timely

    STEM OPT Extensions Need to be Timely
    Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-l students is limited to 12 months and must be completed within 14 months of the student's graduation. However, some students may be eligible for an additional 17 months of OPT following the initial…
  • Apr 11

    2015 H-1B Lottery Held; Winners get Receipt Notices Not Rejection

    2015 H-1B Lottery Held; Winners get Receipt Notices Not Rejection
    On April 10, 2014, the USCIS randomly selected 85,000 H-1B petitions in what is popularly called the H-1B lottery.    The random selection was necessary because the agency received approximately 172,500 new H-1B petitions.  The…
  • Apr 9

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery

    2015 H-1B Cap to Be Determined By Lottery
    On April 7, 2014, the USCIS  announcedthat the heavy volume of cap-subject H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2015, has required that the filing period close after five business days of receipts.  Due to the large number of cases…
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Los Angeles Probate and Trust…

Los Angeles Probate and Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers estates, probate and trust administration in California. By Jan Morrison.

http://www.losangelesprobateandtrustlawyer.com/
  • May 10

    Using Joint Tenancy with Real Property as a Probate Avoidance Device, Part 2

    Using Joint Tenancy with Real Property as a Probate Avoidance Device, Part 2
    Although, joint tenancy will avoid probate, holding property as joint tenants may also have adverse and unexpected consequences. First, a little primer on basis to understand what is meant when we speak about your basis in property.…
  • Apr 19

    Using Joint Tenancy with Real Property as a Probate Avoidance Device, Part 1

    Using Joint Tenancy with Real Property as a Probate Avoidance Device, Part 1
    Many couples in California, married or not, hold title of their real property as joint tenants. I find this is mainly the result of not consulting a legal professional when purchasing the property. The property sales paperwork they receive…
  • Apr 7

    Are you Expecting an Inheritance? Are You Depending on an Inheritance?

    Are you Expecting an Inheritance? Are You Depending on an Inheritance?
    I was out to dinner the other night and overheard a brother and sister discussing their father and his new young bride and her pregnancy. The conversation started in muted whispers however, it didn't take long until their voices got...
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