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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…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court Case Serves as Reminder for Small Business Owner

    Supreme Court Case Serves as Reminder for Small Business Owner
    The recent court case of Scafidi v. Hille No. 2014-CA-01261-SCT offers countless reminders for small business owners both experienced and novice about the importance of planning and documenting no matter what the relationship is between the…
  • Jan 15

    Extended Bill Helps Energy-Efficient Businesse

    Extended Bill Helps Energy-Efficient Businesse
    New and established businesses are becoming more and more energy conscious as they create business plans and make decisions for the future. However, the costs associated with transforming a building into an energy-efficient hub can be great.…
Rank this Week: 4910

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: 2083

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: 2708

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: 3763

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: 3697

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: 4045

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: 3064

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: 4653

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    Ontario Canada Court Authorizes Class Action Against Canadian Attorney

    Ontario Canada Court Authorizes Class Action Against Canadian Attorney
    This came across my desk and was interesting enough that I wanted to pass it on. An Ontario court has authorized a lawsuit against a personal injury law firm. According to the story, 6,000 clients are able to "participate in...
  • Dec 18

    Do you need insurance for your drone?

    Do you need insurance for your drone?
    I was looking at a drone and Google, being smart, also gave me a link to a Bloomberg Business story about drone insurance. My first thought was "what?" Drone insurance? But as I read the article and started to consider...
  • Dec 15

    Parking Lot Danger for the Holiday

    Parking Lot Danger for the Holiday
    My friend Bob Kraft at Kraft & Associates in Dallas, TX has a great post this morning on the danger of parking lots during the holidays. Did you know that backing up accounts for 1% of drive time but 25%...
Rank this Week: 2298

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: 4162

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: 3938

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: 4908

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2791

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: 2892

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: 4748

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: 2586

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/
  • Nov 13

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet
    (*Interview with Attorney KC Marie Knox starts at 9min:50sec) Estate Planning Attorney KC Marie Knox was invited to “Love That Dog Hollywood” to speak about the importance of protecting your pet and planning in the event of a…
  • Jul 22

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know
    Attorney KC Marie Knox of Law Firm Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP will be teaching a 2-day Practical Course hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI) on the subject of Elder Law and Medicaid Planning. KC Marie Knox is a Los Angeles…
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: There is something that I constantly heard over…
Rank this Week: 4652

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: 3804

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…
Rank this Week: 3307

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: 3355

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/
  • Oct 29

    Suing The Employee's Boss: When Does Respondeat Superior Apply in California Personal Injury Lawsuits?

    Suing The Employee's Boss: When Does Respondeat Superior Apply in California Personal Injury Lawsuits?
    In Delgado v. Las Lomas Spanish Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, a woman in a car crashed into a bike rider. The woman had just finished preaching door-to-door as a Jehovah's Witness. She was a member of the religion and the Bancroft…
  • Oct 22

    Slip and Fall in a California Parking Lot

    Slip and Fall in a California Parking Lot
    Slip and fall cases can be challenging to prove in California. In many cases, defendants bring motions for summary judgment to get the case dismissed on the grounds that the plaintiff can't prove crucial elements of notice or…
  • Jul 13

    Bar Owner Liability and Negligent Security in California

    Bar Owner Liability and Negligent Security in California
    Generally bar owners and operators in California cannot be held civilly liable for the acts done by their patrons while intoxicated. Liability that is extended to bar owners for the actions of their patrons is known as "dram shop" laws. Laws…
Rank this Week: 3162

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…
  • 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…
  • Apr 18

    Genetically Modified Foods Are Still A Problem

    Genetically Modified Foods Are Still A Problem
    I hold Bill Nye in high regard for all he has done to raise public awareness of important scientific issues.  However, I respectfully disagree with his love of GMO foods for at least four reasons. (1) The Pesticide Resistance Arms Race:…
Rank this Week: 4772

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: 2196

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: 3068

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: 4791

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: 4225

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: 4279

Lord of the Lease

Lord of the Lease

Law, news & trends in the California commercial leasing market. By Janis Hui.

http://lordofthelease.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    I'm very excited to announce that I'll…

    I'm very excited to announce that I'll be speaking and moderating a lively Q&A panel discussion next weekend at IABA's national conference put on in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Law. Our panel…
  • Aug 3

    Commercial Landlords: Check Lease Before Entering Property

    Commercial Landlords: Check Lease Before Entering Property
    The most popular blog post since I started Lord of the Lease four years ago is (drum roll please)... "When Can a Commercial Landlord Enter Property?" The views keep coming.  I recently got a call about this exact issue and…
  • Jul 21

    Trust In the Anonymous World of Foreign Bitcoin Crowdfunding #CRE

    Trust In the Anonymous World of Foreign Bitcoin Crowdfunding #CRE
    I've noticed a few recurring CRE (commercial real estate) financing themes on my Feedly app: Surge in foreign investment Increase in crowd funding platforms Interest in Bitcoin-financed transactions As a result, I've been…
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The Parenting Lawyer

The Parenting Lawyer

Covers family law. By Lauren Johnson

http://www.theparentinglawyer.com/
  • Aug 18

    “Why Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer Before Talking To The Social Worker?”

    “Why Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer Before Talking To The Social Worker?”
    deer in a cage courtesy of freedigitalimages.net This morning I got a call from a potential new client who had made an appointment but called to cancel because he wanted to “wait and see how it goes” with the social worker. This…
  • Jul 30

    How To Build Healthy Boundaries And Teach Them To Your Kid

    How To Build Healthy Boundaries And Teach Them To Your Kid
    white vinyl fence by digidreamgrafix at freedigitalphotos.net I love boundaries. I love how they keep us safe, emotionally and physically. I love how we get to determine what our limits are as humans (and parents) and how our…
  • Jul 28

    3 Barriers to Reunification in CPS Cases That Parents Can Overcome

    3 Barriers to Reunification in CPS Cases That Parents Can Overcome
    hurdle courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net When I represent parents in CPS cases, the first thing I do is look at the family’s strengths and vulnerabilities. With my client as my partner, I strive to understand what has led the family…
Rank this Week: 2088

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://calbk.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3304

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Aug 12

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving
    According to a recent Northwestern Mutual Insurance survey, nearly one-third of US adults believe that it is more likely than not that they will outlive their savings. Follow this link to the survey. A foundational estate plan can be a…
  • Jun 4

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce
    Dr. Samantha Rodman, renowned divorce therapist and author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce, tells The Huffington Post that the hardest divorce experiences are, by far, the ones where small children are involved. It’s…
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
Rank this Week: 3774

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/
  • Aug 10

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing
    Percentage rent allows a retail landlord to benefit from a tenant's success.  In addition to the base rent, tenants will pay an additional rent based on some percentage of the tenant's gross sales typically triggered by what is…
  • Aug 6

    Stock Purchase Agreement

    Stock Purchase Agreement
    Because of the inherent risk of fraudulent activity, the sale of stock is a highly regulated transaction by both state and federal authorities. Unfortunately, many corporate shareholders erroneously believe that privately held corporations do…
  • Aug 3

    Radius Restrictions in Commercial Leasing

    Radius Restrictions in Commercial Leasing
    Landlords desire radius restrictions in commercial leases for two main reasons: where the landlord is entitled to percentage rent, a competing business within the restricted radius may dilute the landlord's income; and more generally a…
Rank this Week: 3799

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer…

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury news and updates in California. Published by Moseley Collins.

http://blog.moseleycollins.com/
  • Jul 27

    Personal Injury Lawyer Fraud

    Personal Injury Lawyer Fraud
    When clients come to a personal injury lawyer, they expect to be treated fairly and trust in their attorney to handle the case with care and dignity. For most people, it’s usually safe to assume that when someone tells you that he or…
  • Jul 24

    Catastrophic Amtrak Crash

    Catastrophic Amtrak Crash
    The Amtrak passenger train crash of September 2008 was devastating for crash victims and their families. Emergency vehicles that were the first on the scene described at as both despairing and devastating, and victims of that crash are still…
  • Jul 21

    Root Canal Gone Wrong

    Root Canal Gone Wrong
    For many people, going to the dentist is something to be dreaded. Maybe it’s the worry over a dentist’s drilling or the general dislike of having someone poke around in your mouth, but most people wouldn’t mind putting off a…
Rank this Week: 3798

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

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

http://ihwlaw.me/
Rank this Week: 4798

Research Freedom

Research Freedom

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

http://researchfreedom.com/
  • Jun 21

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job

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

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial

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

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext
    There’s a new free legal research tool in town: Casetext. Currently in the beta stage, Casetext allows users to search a directory of “over one million federal and Delaware cases” using keywords or retrieve a case by…
Rank this Week: 2536

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3464

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

Covers case law, regulation and legislation affecting the insurance industry. By Barger & Wollen LLP.

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Jun 10

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015

    California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2015
    The deadline for Assembly bills to be passed by the California Assembly and for Senate bills to be passed by the California Senate was June 5. Bills that met the deadline are eligible for enactment this year. Bills that failed to meet the…
  • Mar 25

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing
    In an unusual display of speedy discretion, federal District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell wasted no time in dismissing the complaint on a public works payment bond filed by Advance Industrial Coating, LLC in Advance Indus. Coating, LLC v.…
  • Mar 24

    TEST

    TEST
    In a significant decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that claims-made-and-reported requirements in claims made policies should be enforced as written. An insured's failure to report a claim during the time required by the policy…
Rank this Week: 2355

Ribbons and Red Tape

Ribbons and Red Tape

Discusses horses and the laws that affect the equine world. By Corinna M. W. Charlton.

http://ribbonsandredtape.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 4

    What can you do if an Owner won't take back his horse? PART 2

    What can you do if an Owner won't take back his horse? PART 2
    You wouldn't think it would pop up all that often...you have someone else's horse and you want the owner to take it back, but the owner refuses to accept their own horse! Because horses are expensive, an owner often wants the burden of…
  • May 28

    Three Common Equine Contract Error

    Three Common Equine Contract Error
    1. Not using a contractWhen a client comes to me with a problem related to the sale of a horse, a trial period, a lease, or similar and I ask to see the contract...and there isn't one.  Prevailing in a "he says" "she says" situation can…
  • May 5

    Equine Architecture: is your barn safe?

    Equine Architecture: is your barn safe?
    Have you ever had an accident happen at the barn? Horses kick each other, a barn fire, wash rack injury?  Being around horses is an inherently dangerous risk, and boarding barns should not be liable for injuries that occur as a…
Rank this Week: 1965

The May Firm Blog

The May Firm Blog

Covers issues related to personal injury cases.

http://www.mayfirm.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Personal Injury: Loss Of Enjoyment Of Life

    Personal Injury: Loss Of Enjoyment Of Life
    The legal lingo used during a personal injury lawsuit confuses many people. Even when you know the vernacular meaning of a term, you may not fully understand what that same term means in a legal setting. A personal injury term that often…
  • May 18

    Automobile Accidents: The Most Common Type Of Personal Injury Case

    Automobile Accidents: The Most Common Type Of Personal Injury Case
    It has been an American tradition for decades. Teenagers impatiently counting down the days until they can get their first driver’s license! Driving gives a young person a sense of freedom and excitement. Even as adults, a leisurely…
  • May 16

    What To Expect From a Personal Injury Settlement

    What To Expect From a Personal Injury Settlement
    What Is a ? A personal injury settlement is reached when the plaintiff agrees in writing to permanently drop their legal case against the defendant in exchange for financial compensation from the defendant, the terms of which are also spelled…
Rank this Week: 2216

Rifkin Consulting Attorney…

Rifkin Consulting Attorney Recruiter Blog

Covers job search advice for lawyers.

http://rifkinconsulting.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Trends in California Law Firm

    Trends in California Law Firm
    So many changes in the way firms do business during the last five years...some areas of practice that were dormant are now "hot", such as corporate law and real estate.  Labor and employment remains a very desirable area of practice for…
  • Feb 10

    Ten Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile

    Ten Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile
    My esteemed colleague, Anabella Bonfa, is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who writes and lectures on how to enhance your LinkedIn profile to maximize this marketing tool.  I have personally observed how Anabella works…
  • 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? …
Rank this Week: 3145

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/
  • Apr 13

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question
    QTIP trusts are excellent options for a number of married couples, especially those who have been married two or more times, or those with blended families. However, not many people understand what a QTIP trust is, what the benefits are, or…
  • Apr 10

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)
    In our last post, we outlined four common myths surrounding estate planning in California. Today, we’ll look at four more common misconceptions that we hear in our office from individuals new to estate planning.
  • Apr 9

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)
    One of the reasons that far too many people don’t take care of their basic estate planning needs is that they hold common misconceptions about what estate planning is, how it works, and whether they need to worry about it. Below, we…
Rank this Week: 3971

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Mar 8

    DOJ WarnsAgainst Wrongful Use of Streamline Procedure

    DOJ WarnsAgainst Wrongful Use of Streamline Procedure
    The U.S. Department of Justice is considering actions against taxpayers who wrongfully used the Streamlined Procedures to assert non-willful conduct. As quoted in Tax Notes Today: “Speaking at the Federal Bar Association Section on…
  • Feb 22

    How Not to Use Bitcoin

    How Not to Use Bitcoin
    The use of Bitcoin has both legal and potentially illegal applications. Bitcoin is just a contemporary version of the Informal Value Transfer System, (“IVTS”) which in some countries is known as the Hawala. The IVTS has been used…
  • Feb 7

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record
    What happens when a taxpayer operates a cash based business and lacks adequate books and records according to the IRS? The IRS can use any reasonable method to reconstruct the taxpayers income and expenses. (See, Estate of Rodrigo F. Fenta,…
Rank this Week: 4779

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

Focuses on men and the legal issues that they must face as fathers and husbands. By David Pisarra.

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Mar 1

    Intimate Partner Violence Report From CDC

    Intimate Partner Violence Report From CDC
    Here’s the CDC Report on Intimate Partner Violence that supports the statements I make about how prevalent female on male abuse is.   National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
  • Mar 5

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!
    If you’re sharing custody of a child, it’s a brutally hard thing to do. If you’ve had to fight for your rights to see your son or daughter, the battles can be long and frustrating. But here’s an activity you can do,…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?
    Men’s Family Law – Nationally recognized Father’s Rights expert David Pisarra discusses substance abuse and how it will effect a child custody case, how hard it is to prove and what you can do to protect yourself. If you…
Rank this Week: 3738

DealFatigue

DealFatigue

Covers the entertainment business and deal making culture. By Peter L. Kaufman.

http://dealfatigue.com/
  • Feb 21

    Reflecting Oscar

    Reflecting Oscar
    Unlike anywhere else in the world, Oscar weekend has the greatest impact in Los Angeles. Aside from traffic closures and the heartbreak and envy of Oscar parties to the uninvited, Oscar weekend provides the creative community with a weekend…
  • Feb 20

    The Win-Win Deal-Making Fallacy

    The Win-Win Deal-Making Fallacy
    .@DanWilliams @lrozen win-win should always be the goal in any negotiation, but I get nervous when one side says that. It's a zero-sum tell. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 11, 2015
  • Feb 7

    What It Take

    What It Take
    1. Aspiring producers/writers/creatives: dogged persistence, while Capraesque, is not in itself enough (woefully misplaced?) to execute. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 7, 2015 2 indie or not, to produce for the mass market,…
Rank this Week: 2019

Riverside County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Riverside County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Bankruptcy, foreclosure, law suits and settlements. Published By The Law Office of Christopher Hewitt

http://www.riversidecountybankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Overpayment of Unemployment and Bankruptcy EDD and Bankrputcy

    Overpayment of Unemployment and Bankruptcy EDD and Bankrputcy
    You can put overpayments of EDD or Unemployment in to a chapter 7 bankruptcy and discharge the debt. EDD overpayments happen when people are collecting unemployment when possibly working or other issues that allow the EDD to come after you.…
  • Feb 15

    HOA's Bankruptcy Past due Payments Foreclosure

    HOA's Bankruptcy Past due Payments Foreclosure
    I have been seeing more and more people with HOA issues. HOA's can foreclose against a property. HOA attorney's like Fiore Racobs and Power do exclusive HOA work and rack up very large attorney fees on behalf of HOA's when people are in…
  • Sep 18

    With house prices rising in California you want an experienced bankruptcy attorney to understand how to protect your asset

    With house prices rising in California you want an experienced bankruptcy attorney to understand how to protect your asset
    California has had some decent growth in property values lately with the lowering of interest rates, investors buying homes, and some people trying to get into a hot market before interest rates go up. This has been somewhat a good thing for…
Rank this Week: 3688