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Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • May 11

    Unsocial Media: When Your Employees Vent What Can You Do?

    Unsocial Media: When Your Employees Vent What Can You Do?
    Social media contains a flood of people venting their views on every topic imaginable, including work. Though it’s not a good idea, employees often use social to vent their frustrations and dislikes about their job, co-workers, bosses…
  • May 4

    Too Big to Jail?

    Too Big to Jail?
    If a company is charged with violating criminal laws, just as with people charged with crimes, there can be a plea bargain agreement. When it comes to people, normally a defendant will plead guilty to a lesser charge, or have some charges…
  • Apr 27

    Handshake Deals Often Go Sour. Don’t Let It Happen to You.

    Handshake Deals Often Go Sour. Don’t Let It Happen to You.
    It’s an all too familiar story. College students with a brilliant idea get together, start a hugely successful business then end up suing each other because handshake agreements end up being broken. These business founders may be…
Rank this Week: 3262

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

Covers business law. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.commercialinternationalarbitration.com/
  • May 11

    EU Proposes Significant Reforms to ISDS Arbitration

    EU Proposes Significant Reforms to ISDS Arbitration
    Reflecting the growing dissatisfaction among EU countries with the current state of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), the European Commission last week issued a “concept paper” which outlines several proposed reforms…
  • May 1

    Why Tech Companies Should Choose Arbitration Over Litigation

    Why Tech Companies Should Choose Arbitration Over Litigation
    “Litigation is too costly and time-consuming.”   “Litigation is too burdensome and distracting.”   “Litigation is inefficient.”   “Litigation is too risky and…
  • Apr 24

    U.S. Supreme Court May Decide Whether California PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable

    U.S. Supreme Court May Decide Whether California PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable
    The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering a petition for certiorari seeking reversal of an unpublished California Supreme Court decision, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC v. Milton Brown, in which the court refused to enforce the…
Rank this Week: 2767

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

Santa Clarita Personal Injury Blog

By Robert Mansour.

http://www.valencialawyer.com/blog
  • May 10

    The importance of general damage

    The importance of general damage
    You might think your personal injury medical bills are $50,000 or more. You might even be surprised when the insurance company offers you $23,000 for your case. You see, when it comes to presenting your damages in a personal injury case, it's…
  • Apr 17

    There are some clients we simply can't help

    There are some clients we simply can't help
    This was a rough month.  We got a LOT of crazy calls, so I decided to make a list of clients we simply cannot help.  If you fall into one of these categories, we are not the best law firm for you.1) Clients who call my office and…
  • Mar 15

    Don't dig yourself into a financial hole

    Don't dig yourself into a financial hole
    After a car accident, you have to be careful not to dig yourself into a financial hole by racking up all kinds for medical bills - and you have no idea how they are going to be paid.  Even if you have an idea how they are going to be…
Rank this Week: 2867

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates.

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2781

California Personal Injury Lawyers…

California Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California personal injury law concerning slip and fall injuries, hit and run accidents, and car accidents. By the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch.

http://www.californiapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3691

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3061

Higbee & Associates News

Higbee & Associates News

Covers law firm news.

http://www.higbeeassociates.com/news/
  • May 7

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

    Attorney Mathew Higbee Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on the Inclusion of Expunged Records in Background Check Report
    Attorney Mathew Higbee was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article entitled, “Fight Grows to Stop Expunged Criminal Records Living On in Background Checks,” which illustrates the often overlooked problem of background check…
  • Jan 29

    Higbee & Associates Continues Tradition of Serving Veteran

    Higbee & Associates Continues Tradition of Serving Veteran
    Attorney Mathew Higbee of Higbee & Associates gave a presentation at an event for veterans at The California Endowment Conference Center in Los Angeles on the 27th of January. The daylong event, entitled “The…
  • Mar 31

    Another Successful Published Appeal for H&A

    Another Successful Published Appeal for H&A
    Recordgone.com, a division of the Law Firm of Higbee and Associates, recently defended an appeal of a granted California expungement. The question in the case was whether a conviction for an attempted violation of section 288(a) could be…
Rank this Week: 2462

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • May 6

    Tips from the Table: Drafting MOU Language Following a Tentative Agreement

    Tips from the Table: Drafting MOU Language Following a Tentative Agreement
    We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented…
  • May 5

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Ban of Unattended Park Display

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Ban of Unattended Park Display
    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a Santa Monica City ordinance which prohibited unattended exhibits in Palisades Park, among them displays of the Nativity Scene, erected annually by the Santa Monica…
  • Apr 30

    Court Holds City Lawfully Changed Retiree Medical Contributions After the Labor Agreements Expired

    Court Holds City Lawfully Changed Retiree Medical Contributions After the Labor Agreements Expired
    This blog post was authored by James Oldendorph. In a case handled by LCW attorneys, Steve Berliner, Frances Rogers and Stefanie Vaudreuil, a California Court of Appeal affirmed a judgment by the Los Angeles County Superior Court …
Rank this Week: 4215

California Injury Lawyers Blog

California Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers California injury law. By Blady Weinreb Law Group LLP.

http://www.californiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • May 2

    Man sues foreclosure company for leaving ammo at curb

    Man sues foreclosure company for leaving ammo at curb
    An Allentown, PA man recently sued a Michigan foreclosure firm alleging negligence in 2014, according to The Pennsylvania Record. Rene Rodriguez filed a lawsuit on April 24, 2015 against Five Brothers Inc. of Warren, Mich., in U.S. District…
  • Apr 22

    Pilots Ignored Safety Checks in Billionaire's Plane Crash

    Pilots Ignored Safety Checks in Billionaire's Plane Crash
    Investigators of the private-jet crash that killed Lewis Katz discovered that the billionaire's personal pilots rarely performed the required pre-flight safety checks when flying their boss around the country. As reported in the Insurance…
  • Apr 8

    Along Came A Spider....

    Along Came A Spider....
    As reported in the Louisiana Record, a customer at Deanie's Seafood asserts that he ingested a spider while eating a platter of seafood. Lee Taylor filed suit against Chifici Enterprises Inc. and Deanie's Seafood in the Orleans Parish Civil…
Rank this Week: 2997

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?
    Santa Rosa supervised visitation attorney blog. According to California law, parents should have frequent and continuous contact with their minor children during the separation process and after their divorce is finalized. However, the law…
  • Apr 20

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce
    How are spousal support payments calculated in a California divorce? Ending a marriage can affect almost every aspect of your life, including your financial stability. In many relationships, one party chooses to forgo education or pursuing a…
  • Apr 3

    Certain California Same-Sex Divorce Residency Requirement Exception

    Certain California Same-Sex Divorce Residency Requirement Exception
    Certain California same-sex divorce residency requirement exceptions. Though the right to marry for same-sex couples is quickly expanding throughout the country, there are still a significant number of states that refuse to recognize same-sex…
Rank this Week: 3498

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Announcing My E-Book!

    Announcing My E-Book!
    I am very excited to announce that my first book, The Family’s Guide to Wills and Estate Planning, has gotten a new cover, a new title, and a new life as an e-book available for free at my website to anyone who would like it. For…
  • Apr 30

    Do You Know Where Your Parents’ Will or Trust Is?

    Do You Know Where Your Parents’ Will or Trust Is?
    If the answer to that question is, “N0!” you are in good company. A recent survey by Caring.com of 1,000 adults found that less than half of the adults surveyed (45.8%) knew where their parents’ documents were. When asked if…
  • Apr 8

    Finding Lost Life Insurance

    Finding Lost Life Insurance
    Consumer Reports estimates that at least $1 billion in benefits from forgotten life insurance policies are waiting to be claimed. Often, when I meet with adult children administering a trust after the death of a parent, they’re not…
Rank this Week: 3988

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

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

    Locked Out

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

    Hit the Brake

    Hit the Brake
    I recently came across an interesting case filed in New York. An auto mechanic brought suit against Ford USA for exposure to asbestos containing brake parts stemming from his work as a mechanic in Ireland. Ford filed a motion for...
  • Feb 28

    Arrival!

    Arrival!
    The future has arrived! In my last post I wrote about AutoNation's plans to develop a digital storefront. Well, in case you hadn't noticed, it's not just AutoNation, but virtually every dealership is developing a similar platform. It may…
Rank this Week: 2455

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 29

    Discretionary Sex Registration upheld by California Supreme Court

    Discretionary Sex Registration upheld by California Supreme Court
    In  Apprendi v. New Jersey (2000) 530 U.S. 466 the Supreme Court established that a criminal defendant generally has the Sixth Amendment right to a jury determination, beyond reasonable doubt, of any fact that increases the penalty for a…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment
    The United States Supreme Court pronounced yet another opinion safeguarding a person’s expectation of privacy, this time with respect to detentions occurring after a motor vehicle stop. The Court ruled that the police may not prolong…
  • Apr 16

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding
    A student has procedural rights enshrined in the state and federal constitutions, Title IX and Department of Education regulations, and the Civil Code, to challenge the evidence supporting allegations of misconduct and to present relevant…
Rank this Week: 3416

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Apr 29

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .
        If you perform a Lexis search using the words “Special Master” in the Code of Civil Procedure you will find “no results.” This is because there is no statutory authority for such an appointment.…
  • Jan 20

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right
    Personal Injury attorney Miles B. Cooper, a partner at Emison Hullverson LLP, wrote a very insightful article in the March, 2014 issue of  Plaintiff Magazine on the joys and pitfalls of deposing treating physicians.…
  • Jan 5

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act
      I am happy to report that there were no substantive changes to the Discovery Act. The only change to any of the discovery codes is C.C.P. Section 2025.510 which involves deposition transcripts. As you can see by the 2014 Amendment…
Rank this Week: 4151

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate taxes, probate, trusts, wills and estate planning. By Julia Burt Law and El Paseo Law Group.

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Palm Springs Estate Attorney Discusses the Estate Tax

    Palm Springs Estate Attorney Discusses the Estate Tax
    The U.S. House of Representatives voted earlier this month to repeal the Federal Estate Tax. Republicans have long voiced their opposition over this tax but a vote to repeal hasn’t occurred in over a decade. The measure passed with 240…
  • Mar 16

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Explains the Pitfalls of Bankruptcy on Trust

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Explains the Pitfalls of Bankruptcy on Trust
    Bankruptcy can disrupt your estate plan. We previously discussed here the problem bankruptcy creates if you have assets in joint tenancy with a bankruptcy debtor. However, bankruptcy can also effect your estate plan for your beneficiaries if…
  • Jan 5

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015
    California has roughly 900 new laws that will go into effect in 2015. Some of the highlights are: Immigrant Driver's Licenses The DMV will now issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants if they meet every qualification including…
Rank this Week: 3467

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/
  • Apr 25

    How Can I Kick My Wife or Husband out of the House?

    How Can I Kick My Wife or Husband out of the House?
    Question: How can I kick my wife or husband out of the house in California? Answer: California family law requires a showing of assault or threatened assault if the request is made on an emergency basis or the potential for physical or…
  • Mar 15

    What Are Typical Divorce Settlements in California?

    What Are Typical Divorce Settlements in California?
    Typical divorce settlements in California include terms that fit many cases. While every case is unique to its own facts, there are certain divorce settlement terms that overlap. What we write here are the overlapping terms we, as experienced…
  • Feb 5

    What are Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders and What do They Prevent?

    What are Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders and What do They Prevent?
    When you first read the words automatic temporary restraining orders, a lot of things can go through your head. So what are these things and why are they really important to your California divorce case? This article focuses on the following…
Rank this Week: 3027

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

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

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2413

Los Angeles Hit And Run Lawyer…

Los Angeles Hit And Run Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangeleshitandrunlawyer.com/
  • Apr 23

    Los Angeles Hit and Run Arraignment

    Los Angeles Hit and Run Arraignment
    If you have been charged with a Los Angeles Hit and Run, you will get a citation which will state the date, time and location of the courthouse at which you will have to appear. This appearance is not optional, or per your convenience. You…
  • Oct 23

    Los Angeles DUI and Hit and Run Rising from One Offense

    Los Angeles DUI and Hit and Run Rising from One Offense
    Many clients mistakenly believe that because certain charges arise out of one incident, that it is all considered to be one offense. This is not true. You can be charged with many different offenses, possibly resulting in multiple convictions…
  • Oct 16

    Potential Consequences for a Los Angeles Hit and Run

    Potential Consequences for a Los Angeles Hit and Run
    Like most criminal offenses, the potential consequences for a Los Angeles Hit and Run are on a spectrum. The reason the potential sentence can vary is because the court will take into account the person’s criminal background as well as…
Rank this Week: 2833

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Avelina Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Avelina is a brand new single family detached home community in the city of Perris being developed by Pulte…
  • Apr 13

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee
    *New Case LawIn the landmark case of Lamden v. La Jolla Shores Clubdominium Homeowners Assn. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 249 ("Lamden"), the California Supreme Court established what is known as the "Rule of Judicial Deference" or "Lamden Rule" that,…
  • Apr 7

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Coronado was built in 1994 by Lohn Laing Homes in the City of Aliso Viejo, which is known for…
Rank this Week: 3768

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3807

California Family Law Paralegal

California Family Law Paralegal

Features legal information, stories and cases related to California family law. By Lori Paul.

http://californiafamilylawparalegal.com/
  • Apr 23

    SERVICE OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS ON FACEBOOK? IT HAPPENS IN NEW YORK!!

    SERVICE OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS ON FACEBOOK? IT HAPPENS IN NEW YORK!!
    In case you haven’t heard, a New York judge ordered that a Wife could serve her Husband on Facebook with her divorce documents.  This was only done after the Wife could show that she had no other way to serve Husband, as he had no…
  • Feb 19

    OREGON COUPLE CHARGED WITH MURDER IN INFANT’S STARVATION DEATH

    OREGON COUPLE CHARGED WITH MURDER IN INFANT’S STARVATION DEATH
    As reported by NBC News and the Associated Press, an Oregon couple has been charged with murder after their infant son starved to death, police said. Amanda Hancock, 22, and Stephen Williams Jr., 27, of Glendale, Oregon, were arrested Tuesday…
  • Feb 12

    Cockatoo mimics Fighting Divorcing Couple

    Cockatoo mimics Fighting Divorcing Couple
    In an article in Today Pets, Elaine Sigmon, of Maiden, North Carolina, adopted the melodramatic bird about a month and a half ago. In the market for a new pet, she and her husband, Don, had visited a German shepherd breeder named Neil…
Rank this Week: 4796

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

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

http://www.swhlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 5058

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/
  • 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:…
  • Aug 16

    “Natural” Food and Artificial Injustice – Toward a Fair Liability Standard

    “Natural” Food and Artificial Injustice – Toward a Fair Liability Standard
    Please see my recently-published article in Plaintiff Magazine regarding the liability standards that apply in California for food-related personal injuries. The Mexicali Rose decision allows plaintiffs to state some previously non-cognizable…
Rank this Week: 3726

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

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

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2866

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    H-1B Lottery Conducted for more than 230,000 Petition

    H-1B Lottery Conducted for more than 230,000 Petition
    The USCIS announced receipt of 233,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 13, the agency used a computer-generated random lottery, to select…
  • Feb 27

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date

    Last Call for New H-1Bs in advance of the April 1st filing date
    H-1B petitions will be accepted by the USCIS for employer filing for October 1, 2015 employment is April 1, 2015. Last year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 9, 2014, that it had received 172,500 H-1B …
  • Jan 4

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip

    Top Ten 2015 H-1B Tip
    Immigration Attorney Chuck Miller lists his Top Ten H-1B tips for employers and professional employees, in advance of the start of the April 1, 2015 H-1B filing periodEmployers use the H-1B visa category to employ nonimmigrant foreign workers…
Rank this Week: 4416

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: 2953

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Apr 14

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .

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

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review
    (Mike, a Cox Castle & Nicholson partner, is the Co-Author of the CEQA treatise “Practice Under the California Environmental Quality Act.”)   Click here to review an in depth summary of the legislative and case law…
  • Jan 20

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you only had to prepare a mitigated negative declaration (MND), rather than an EIR, before getting your project approved? The Planning Director says “That’s all we need,” but your lawyer says…
Rank this Week: 2743

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: 4760

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Features news and commentary on current issues in the law of personal and business bankruptcy. By Macdonald & Associates.

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

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

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

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

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle
    Join Matt Olson for lunch as he and Greg Demirchyan present "Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle" for the Business Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Reno…
  • Feb 19

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy
    This Monday, February 23, 2015, at the City Club of San Francisco, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum in cooperation with the Taxation Section and the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will present…
Rank this Week: 3733

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/
  • Apr 13

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

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

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

    Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle
    Join Matt Olson for lunch as he and Greg Demirchyan present "Starting Up & Winding Down: Both Sides of the Business Cycle" for the Business Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Reno…
  • Feb 19

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy
    This Monday, February 23, 2015, at the City Club of San Francisco, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum in cooperation with the Taxation Section and the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will present…
Rank this Week: 2702

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody
    Courts are being asked to decide vaccination issues between disagreeing parents in child custody cases . These disagreements are catching the public's eye and ears in the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak, and public opposition to…
  • Jan 15

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?
    Recent changes in the California version of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act now permit a judge making a restraining order, to make an order for "... the exclusive care, possession, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased,…
  • Nov 19

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

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
Rank this Week: 4284

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage modification and short sales. By Nick Gebelt.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Apr 3

    Discharging Income Taxes In Bankruptcy After A Substitute For Return Is Filed

    Discharging Income Taxes In Bankruptcy After A Substitute For Return Is Filed
    Some time ago I wrote about discharging income taxes in bankruptcy.  I stated that there is a three-part test for determining their dischargeability, and started with the following executive summary: For a tax to be dischargeable in…
  • Jan 29

    The Feds Are Fishing For Loan Shark Collector

    The Feds Are Fishing For Loan Shark Collector
    Many ― but not all ― debt collectors working for loan sharks are alleged humans who do the bidding of the dark side of the force.  I have written about abusive debt collectors several times, in unflattering terms.  It…
  • Jan 23

    Obamacare And Bankruptcy

    Obamacare And Bankruptcy
    One of the putative motivations for enacting Obamacare (a.k.a. The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act; have fun reading it, and make sure you have industrial quantities of coffee on hand) was to ensure that no one would be financially…
Rank this Week: 4201

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Employees of Acquired Company

    Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Employees of Acquired Company
    The following is the text of an e-bulletin that I authored and that was published by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. Francisco Marenco was employed by 180 Connect, Inc. As a ……
  • Jan 15

    Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transaction

    Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transaction
    The Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California just published an e-bulletin that I prepared. The e-bulletin alerts attorneys to a paper written by Leo Strine, Jr., chief justice of the Delaware Supreme…
  • Jan 7

    Real Estate Withholding Credit for Pass-Through Entitie

    Real Estate Withholding Credit for Pass-Through Entitie
    The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has recently published a reminder about credit for real-estate withholding. According to the FTB: Pass-through business entities that pass through their income, deductions, and credits to the owners…
Rank this Week: 3270

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sonomacountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Sonoma County Tenant Required to Pay $102K in Restitution after Grow Operation Damaged Home

    Sonoma County Tenant Required to Pay $102K in Restitution after Grow Operation Damaged Home
    Earlier this month in Sonoma County, a Graton man was ordered to pay over $102K in restitution damages to the owner of the home he was renting. According to a report by the San Jose Mercury News, the tenant was charged with and convicted of…
  • Mar 11

    "Plain Smell" Doctrine Results in Two Marijuana Busts in Sonoma County

    "Plain Smell" Doctrine Results in Two Marijuana Busts in Sonoma County
    Over the past few weeks, police in Sonoma County have made a number of arrests for transporting large amounts of marijuana. According to a report by Patch.com, two of the arrests resulted from an officer's report that he could smell marijuana…
  • Mar 5

    Santa Rosa Police Seize 135 Pounds of Marijuana and AK-47, One Man Arrested

    Santa Rosa Police Seize 135 Pounds of Marijuana and AK-47, One Man Arrested
    Earlier last month in Santa Rosa, police got word that the residents of an aging commercial facility that had been converted into three mechanic's bays were acting hostile towards a city inspector present to issue a cease-work order. The…
Rank this Week: 4001

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Mar 26

    Patent litigation

    Patent litigation
    Recently I attended a program on patent reform featuring representatives from both sides in the "patent troll" debate. Though there was disagreement on the nature and extent of the problem, most of the panelists seemed receptive to proposed…
  • Jan 5

    Law and Movie

    Law and Movie
    2014 wasn't much of a year for courtroom dramas, unless you want to count The Judge, which I really don't. That movie's only redeeming feature was the chance to watch two great actors, Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr., ply their trade.…
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
Rank this Week: 4394

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 19

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
  • Jan 13

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Business Attorney Doug Schreiber of Anker, Hymes and Schreiber,…
Rank this Week: 3745

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050
    Dementia is not an easy illness to manage. Family members are forced to care for and financially back their loved ones when they are no longer able to do so for themselves. In most cases, individuals do not have adequate...
  • Mar 18

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?
    Aid & Attendance is a special pension that offers veterans and their surviving spouses additional funding/assistance for another person to help with eating, dressing, bathing and other daily maintenance matters. Not all veterans will…
  • Mar 16

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?
    Though life expectancy tables can predict that individuals will live a certain number of years, the fact of the matter is that there is a large variety of factors that play into how long a person might live. Mortality tables...
Rank this Week: 3369

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/
  • Mar 16

    Employment Lawyers: Ensuring Employees Are Compensated Fairly

    Employment Lawyers: Ensuring Employees Are Compensated Fairly
    In California, as well as across the nation, there are many jobs which require employees to be on “standby” or “on-call”. For example, some employees who are on standby may be required to carry their cell phone or…
  • Feb 23

    Holding Employers Accountable for Sexual Harassment: Chopourian v. Catholic Healthcare West

    Holding Employers Accountable for Sexual Harassment: Chopourian v. Catholic Healthcare West
    My good friend, Lawrance Bohm, got the largest sexual harassment verdict in history for his client, Ms. Chopourian. The case demonstrates that sexual harassment still occurs quite often across California, especially with highly successful…
  • Feb 11

    Minimum Wage and Overtime: Holding Employers Accountable for Depriving Employees of Basic Pay

    Minimum Wage and Overtime: Holding Employers Accountable for Depriving Employees of Basic Pay
    As surprising as it may seem, some employers still fail to pay their employees proper minimum wage and overtime under California law. Recently, the California Department of Industrial Relations issued wage theft citations of roughly $16…
Rank this Week: 3380

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4560

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Mar 9

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the three national credit bureaus will improve the way they handle consumers’ requests to correct inaccuracies on their credit reports. The bureaus will also change the way they report on unpaid…
  • Feb 9

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.
    FICO announced it will make up to 18 variations of consumers’ FICO scores available for the first time. FICO publishes different scores based on the needs of the type of credit involved–car loans, mortgages, credit cards, etc.…
  • Jan 25

    Useful List of all Credit Reporting Agencie

    Useful List of all Credit Reporting Agencie
    Most people are familiar with Experian, Equifax and Trans Union, but there are many more credit reporting agencies (CRAs) that are unknown to most people. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published a list of all the CRAs. The…
Rank this Week: 2430

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer…

Silicon Valley Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.siliconvalleyimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 9

    Employment Authorization Eligibility to Extend to Some H-1B Spouse

    Employment Authorization Eligibility to Extend to Some H-1B Spouse
    Starting May 26, 2015, certain spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants will become eligible to apply for employment authorization. Currently, spouses and unmarried minor children of H-1B nonimmigrants, who hold H-4 status, are not eligible for…
  • Mar 3

    Should You Pay to Premium Process Your H-1B Cap Case

    Should You Pay to Premium Process Your H-1B Cap Case
    The five-day window for the 2015 H-1B cap season is just over a month away, and this is the time for employers to make decisions on processing their cap-subject petitions. The H-1B petition has the highest filing fees per petition, of all…
  • Feb 26

    Making the H-1B Cap When Your Degree Will not be Conferred Until After April 1st

    Making the H-1B Cap When Your Degree Will not be Conferred Until After April 1st
    Most foreign students graduating from a U.S. University this Spring will want the opportunity to stay in the U.S. and put their new knowledge and skills to the test by working for a U.S. employer. For students with an employment offer, their…
Rank this Week: 5052

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: 3718

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

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

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 4974

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: 3660

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law

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

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year, 2015!Below are some links about the New Year.  Among other things, New York has banned taking selfie photos with tigers, lions, and other big…
  • Dec 19

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 4088