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Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

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

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Oct 7

    California Insurance-Related Bills Signed into Law

    California Insurance-Related Bills Signed into Law
    September 30, 2014, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2014 regular legislative session. Here are summaries of noteworthy insurance-related bills that were signed…
  • Sep 5

    Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP

    Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP
    Barger & Wolen partner David McMahon was quoted in a Law360 article, Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP subscription required), on September 4, 2014, about U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier’s ruling which found…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
Rank this Week: 3909

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: 2938

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2812

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Alexander Law Group, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death.

http://www.alexanderinjury.com/blog/
  • Oct 6

    Pradaxa Manufacturer Cherry-Picking Risk Data

    Pradaxa Manufacturer Cherry-Picking Risk Data
    Best-selling drug Pradaxa has been a popular alternative to the blood-thinner warfarin. Unfortunately, its safety track record has been less than stellar. Earlier this year, an article published by Fierce Pharma outlined the latest scandal…
  • Sep 4

    Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes in Women

    Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes in Women
    New information is coming to light about serious side effects associated with the popularly prescribed drug, Lipitor. Pfizer, the manufacturer of the cholesterol-lowering drug has been named in about 1,000 lawsuits over the past five months. …
  • Aug 25

    Apple Bans Two Hazardous Chemicals from iPhone and iPad Production

    Apple Bans Two Hazardous Chemicals from iPhone and iPad Production
    Thanks to labor-watch groups and activists, Apple is finally banning the use of two hazardous chemicals from the final production stages of iPhones and iPads. After an investigation into 22 factories, Apple has decided to ban the use of…
Rank this Week: 3846

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Oct 4

    Will The City Of Chicago File For Bankruptcy?

    Will The City Of Chicago File For Bankruptcy?
    My last post was motivated by an interesting article in the L.A. Times, written by Chris Megerian, Melody Petersen, and Dean Starkman, that discussed the recent ruling by Judge Christopher Klein, the judge in the Stockton, California Chapter…
  • Oct 3

    What Happens To Pensions In A Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?

    What Happens To Pensions In A Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?
    One chapter of the Bankruptcy Code that up until the last few years had not gotten much use is Chapter 9.  It is the chapter under which municipalities such as cities and counties file for bankruptcy protection. On October 13th, 2011, I…
  • Oct 2

    Liquidation Of An Asset In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Liquidation Of An Asset In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    I am regularly asked what happens when a Chapter 7 Trustee sells a debtor’s asset in a bankruptcy.  This post answers that question.   I.      Business Chapter 7   If a business files for Chapter 7…
Rank this Week: 4093

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors – The Basic

    Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors – The Basic
    Every year, I get calls from clients who need help resolving boundary disputes with their neighbors. One such dispute involved an adjacent neighbor who built a wall on the client’s property. Another involved a neighbor who built a barn…
  • Aug 21

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound

    Arbitration Provisions – If You Don’t Have Notice, You May Not Be Bound
    James Madison said that: “In suits at common law, trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.” The drafters of the California Constitution…
  • Jul 14

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California

    The Risks Of Contracting Without A License In California
    It is critical for contractors in California to be familiar with the key provisions of the Contractors’ State License Law (CSLL) (§7000 et seq.) The CSLL requires that contractors performing construction work on California roads,…
Rank this Week: 3070

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: 2404

Jerry Burleson

Jerry Burleson

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

http://www.jerryburleson.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3709

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

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

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

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
  • Aug 25

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case
        Kathleen Aubain is in the Oneida County Jail in New York for violating a court order.  Aubain has a two and a half year old daughter, Isabellah Rose Campos with Eric Campos.  All three were living in Arizona.  Campos has custody of…
Rank this Week: 4183

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Choose a Suitable Law Firm in California for Car Accident Matter

    Choose a Suitable Law Firm in California for Car Accident Matter
    Personal injury matters are very vast in form. These matters involve case pertaining to motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents as well as dog bites. An injury lawyer in California is commonly known to handle matters pertaining to car…
  • Sep 29

    Get In Touch With Reputed California Car Accident Lawyer Online

    Get In Touch With Reputed California Car Accident Lawyer Online
    Facing accidents is a common phenomenon and could happen to anyone. Most of the road accidents occur to due breaking of signal, changing lanes or over-speeding. You may get hurt even if you are not at fault. If you faced an accident while…
  • Sep 28

    CALIFORNIA: THE STATE WHERE ROADS BLEED

    CALIFORNIA: THE STATE WHERE ROADS BLEED
    The true ancestor of vehicles we see today was the petrol/gasoline powered auto-mobile the Benz Patent-Motor-wagon invented by Karl Benz in 1886. After that no one looked back. A new era of human transportation was initiated.…
Rank this Week: 4105

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

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

    Intersection, Part II

    Intersection, Part II
    Well the Supremes are now involved. No, not those Supremes, but the California Supreme Court. In my June post I talked about two "take-home" exposure cases which were decided by the California Court of Appeals. The first case was Kesner...
  • Aug 25

    A Whole Lot of Change

    A Whole Lot of Change
    I've been shopping for a car lately, one to replace the sturdy 1998 5 Series which has racked up 147,000 miles. I have visited dealerships to check out color combinations and the look and feel of the car. But it...
  • Jun 16

    Intersection

    Intersection
    There have been a couple of cases handed down recently by the California Appellate Courts, albeit in different districts, which involve a timely intersection with the work I do as a lawyer. Both cases involve "take home" exposure to…
Rank this Week: 2667

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/
  • Sep 30

    Botched Home Invasion Leads to Several Charges for One Santa Rosa Man

    Botched Home Invasion Leads to Several Charges for One Santa Rosa Man
    Earlier this month in Rincon Valley, two men allegedly broke into a marijuana grower's home and attempted to ransack the indoor and outdoor gardens for pot. According to a report by the Press Democrat, the two men allegedly broke into the…
  • Sep 17

    Man Arrested for Santa Rosa Murder After Drug Deal Gone Bad

    Man Arrested for Santa Rosa Murder After Drug Deal Gone Bad
    Earlier this week in Santa Rosa, a 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for his involvement in the killing of a 21-year-old man in what police are describing as a drug deal gone bad. According to a report by the…
  • Sep 4

    Mysterious Vigilantes Destroying Marijuana Crops and Threatening Grower

    Mysterious Vigilantes Destroying Marijuana Crops and Threatening Grower
    Recently in Mendocino County, a number of accounts have surfaced that a group of unnamed men have been dropping from helicopters into marijuana fields and destroying the crops and threatening the growers. According to a report by the Press…
Rank this Week: 3869

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014
    [Each year, I participate in an employment/wage and hour law update put on by the Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee.  This year, I am going to summarize some of the topics that I discussed (or wanted to…
  • Sep 9

    California Supreme Court Holds Fast Food Employee Cannot Sue Franchisor For Sexual Harassment Claims.

    California Supreme Court Holds Fast Food Employee Cannot Sue Franchisor For Sexual Harassment Claims.
    On August 28, 2014, the California Supreme Court ruled that Domino’s Pizza could not be held liable for sexual harassment claims by an employee of a franchisee. The highly anticipated decision came on the eve of Labor Day weekend,…
  • Aug 15

    A Win for Commissioned Salespeople:  Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc.

    A Win for Commissioned Salespeople:  Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc.
    In order to be exempt from the overtime requirements of California law (as well as other wage and hour laws such as those requiring meal and rest breaks), commissioned employees must meet two requirements: [1] 1.     …
Rank this Week: 3224

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

Covers skill building for lawyers new to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. By Cathy Moran.

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Sep 30

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word
    As lawyers, words are our stock in trade. If we want to describe, explain, or persuade, we need to use the right word. The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – ’tis the difference…
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
  • Jul 30

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy
    All manners of avoiding tax on cancelled debt are NOT created equal. I have, up to this point, treated “discharge in a case under Title 11” and “insolvency” as equally effective ways to avoid including cancelled debt…
Rank this Week: 4877

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation
    Shareholders of financially troubled S corporations may now be able to avoid the flow-through of taxes when the S corporation or its subsidiary files bankruptcy.  In In re Majestic Star Casino, LLC, 716 F.3d 736 (3rd Cir. 2013), the…
  • Sep 9

    Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)

    Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)
    As we all know, on June 9 of this year, the Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Executive Benefits Ins. Agency vs. Arkison, 134 S. Ct. 2165, 189 L. Ed. 2d 83 (2014), which we had hoped would resolve the open questions arising…
  • Sep 3

    ABI Southwest Starts Tomorrow

    ABI Southwest Starts Tomorrow
    The 22nd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, hosted by the American Bankruptcy Institute, starts tomorrow and runs through September 6th.  This conference features programs by judges and top practitioners.…
Rank this Week: 2489

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Sep 28

    Cooperating With the Feds – Is It Worth It??

    Cooperating With the Feds – Is It Worth It??
    As an Orange County criminal attorney who practices in both state and federal courts, I’ve had cases with clients who wanted to cooperate with the prosecution in hopes of getting a reduced sentence. Those who make the decision to…
  • Aug 31

    California Three Strikes Law – Still Unfair for Some!

    California Three Strikes Law – Still Unfair for Some!
    As an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney, I have handled numerous “three strikes” cases.  Those cases were considered “life cases” under the prior three strikes law, and included cases where the…
  • Jul 26

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent
    As an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I am often faced with a situation where my client has voluntarily given a statement to the police, and later claims that he was never given his Miranda rights.  Although it depends on the…
Rank this Week: 2387

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Sep 26

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!

    HOA’s Should Not Fine for Water Conservation!
    In another year of severe drought, California faces a historic water shortage and wildfire danger. Matters are expected to worsen, as California’s rainfall and water supply has been dwindling. In response Governor Brown signed an…
  • Jul 7

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner
    In Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (No. S208173), the California Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of architects who are the primary designers of a residential building, typically a…
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
Rank this Week: 4887

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
  • Sep 26

    2015 AMENDMENTS To Family Code: The Obsolescence of a "HUSBAND" and "WIFE"

    2015 AMENDMENTS To Family Code: The Obsolescence of a "HUSBAND" and "WIFE"
    Gender Neutrality and Same-Sex Equality: The California Family Code Becomes Politically and Psychologically Correct in 2015! With a stroke of his pen on July 7, 2014, Governor Gerry Brown signed a death warrant ending the 150 plus year…
  • Aug 27

    Can My Wife LEASE OUT Our Rental Property Without My CONSENT?

    Can My Wife LEASE OUT Our Rental Property Without My CONSENT?
    Q. I am recently separated, but neither my wife nor I have filed anything with the Court. I just learned she renewed the lease for a rental property we own in Joshua Tree, without my first asking me. I don't want to tie the property up with a…
  • Aug 22

    Are SUPPORT Orders SUSPENDED If Spouses RECONCILE and Resume Living Together?

    Are SUPPORT Orders SUSPENDED If Spouses RECONCILE and Resume Living Together?
    Q. Last year I filed for divorce after my wife moved out with our twin daughters. My wife took me to Court and got orders for child support for our twins, and spousal support. Since then, we've decided to try marital counseling, and she and…
Rank this Week: 4900

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?
    If the government can prove that you “willfully attempted in any manner” to “evade or defeat” a tax, then you cannot discharge that tax debt in bankruptcy. 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(1)(c).   I’ve always seen…
  • Sep 24

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III
    I took a client through a chapter 7, and got her a discharge.  She and I were done, and she had no more personal debt. Then she sought a loan modification with Wells Fargo. I knew that she was doing a loan modification because Wells…
  • Sep 23

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II
    If you have more than $5,000 in your Wells Fargo checking account when you file a bankruptcy petition, be prepared. Wells Fargo will freeze your account until the bankruptcy trustee tells them it’s okay to release it. This is due to…
Rank this Week: 3068

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 26

    Eliminating Checking and Savings Account Debt in Bankruptcy

    Eliminating Checking and Savings Account Debt in Bankruptcy
    Special issues arise if you owe money to a bank or other financial institution on a checking or savings account because of a negative balance on that account. We'll explore some of the important issues here. DEBTS OWED ON YOUR DEPOSIT…
  • Sep 11

    What is the Statute of Limitations for Debt in California?

    What is the Statute of Limitations for Debt in California?
    IN CALIFORNIA HOW LONG IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATION ON A DEBT? That simple question has a rather simple answer: 4 years on a claim for breach of a written contract. That's plainly stated in California's Code of Civil Procedure § 337(1).…
  • Aug 29

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?
    To start it helps to understand the purpose behind statutes of limitations. They are policy decisions by state legislatures intended to limit how long a person or business can pursue someone in court on certain kinds of legal claim before the…
Rank this Week: 3496

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase
    Following an increase in the California state minimum wage (with another coming in 2015), Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed raising the City's minimum wage by steps to $13.25 by 2017. San Francisco already has, and San Diego…
  • Sep 9

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child
    A good example of why it's often not a good idea to leave an inheritance outright to a young child, and better to instead consider an ongoing trust, staggered and/or contingent distribution schedule, or simply a greater age than 18, 21, or 25…
  • Jul 1

    California Minimum Wage Increase for 2014

    California Minimum Wage Increase for 2014
    California's minimum wage increased from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour today (a 12.5% increase), and will rise again to $10.00 on January 1, 2016 (a further 11.1% increase). California employers must pay the higher of the applicable federal,…
Rank this Week: 4423

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: 4688

Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

By Christopher Rehmet.

http://www.shermanaccidentlaw.com/personal-injury-law-blog/
  • Sep 19

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer
    It is vital to have representation on your side if you hope to recover compensation after a car accident in north Texas. After all, an attorney’s sole job is to advocate on your behalf in order to help you win payment for any damages…
  • Aug 22

    Sherman, Texas Bus Accident – A Look Back

    Sherman, Texas Bus Accident – A Look Back
    In early August of 2008, a horrific bus accident that killed 17 people, and injured dozens more, occurred in the city of Sherman, Texas. The aftermath of the crash has left many citizens of Sherman, as well as family members of the crash…
  • Jul 22

    Lake Texoma- A Look at Accident Number

    Lake Texoma- A Look at Accident Number
    Located within the USACE Tulsa district of Texas and parts of Oklahoma, and formed by the Denison Dam on the Red River, Lake Texoma is one of the most popular lakes in the entirety of the United States. Each year, the massive lake and the…
Rank this Week: 3133

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 18

    Medical Marijuana is Legal in California -- Just do it the Right Way

    Medical Marijuana is Legal in California -- Just do it the Right Way
    Medical Marijuana is Legal In California -- Just do it the Right Way These days one of the most common requests I get from clients is to help them "set up" a dispensary to sell medical marijuana. "No really", they say, "I want to be legit".…
  • Sep 10

    Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense

    Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense
    Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense Unless you live in a cave, by now you have likely heard about Ray Rice, the NFL player who was cut by the Baltimore Ravens after his video-taped domestic violence incident went viral. So I'm…
  • Sep 7

    Deputy LA City Attorney Arrested for Child Porn

    Deputy LA City Attorney Arrested for Child Porn
    A Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney was arrested Thursday for possession and distribution of child pornography. He was taken into custody at his home in San Pedro, California by Los Angeles Police Officers. The man, 57 year old Christopher…
Rank this Week: 3664

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4586

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Immigrant Rights Groups Sue over Artesia Deportation Proce

    Immigrant Rights Groups Sue over Artesia Deportation Proce
    The American Immigration Council, the ACLU, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and the National Immigration Law Center filed a complaintagainst the federal government, challenging its policies which deny due…
  • Aug 28

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Associa
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Associated Press reports that fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close three temporary shelters. The decline could be the…
  • Aug 27

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second

    www.californiaimmigration.us The Second
    http://www.californiaimmigration.us The Second Circuit remanded to the BIA for further proceedings, finding that the IJ erred when it required the petitioner to demonstrate that political opinion was “the central” as opposed to…
Rank this Week: 3289

Legal Salad

Legal Salad

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

http://www.lawyervictoria.com/bankruptcy-attorney-blog/
  • Sep 10

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…
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  • Jul 22

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 1): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 1): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…
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  • Jun 4

    Does the court monitor or dictate your expenses in bankruptcy?

    Does the court monitor or dictate your expenses in bankruptcy?
    People often wonder if the bankruptcy court will tell them how to spend money, or prohibit or limit any expenses. The short answer is, no. It is true that the bankruptcy court looks into whether the person has the financial means to make any…
Rank this Week: 4097

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

California Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law, asylum, and public benefits. By The Law Office of Geri Kahn.

http://www.californiaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?

    Can my parent who is a lawful permanent resident obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act?
    With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more people are eligible for health insurance including those who previously had a difficult time finding insurance.  One such group of people was elderly permanent residents under 65 years…
  • Aug 13

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014

    Benicia Relay for Life, August 16-17 2014
    This post does not have anything to do with Immigration law, however the topic is important to all of us.  The Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be occurring this weekend, Saturday, August 16 through…
  • Aug 8

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit

    State Department Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle Lawsuit
    It is common in Immigration Court for the government attorney to file adverse evidence at the hearing and have it be accepted by the Immigration Judge.   It is unpleasant, to say the least, when this happens because it catches us…
Rank this Week: 4507

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Los Angeles Bar Association Trust and Wills Symposium

    Los Angeles Bar Association Trust and Wills Symposium
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, is looking forward to attending the People Behaving Badly: Trustees and Beneficiaries Abusing Each Other and Settlors program being presented on September 19, 2014, at the Millennium Biltmore Grand,…
  • Sep 7

    Probate Schedule at the San Farncisco Superior Court

    Probate Schedule at the San Farncisco Superior Court
    Hearing dates for probate matters at the San Francisco Superior Court located at  400 McAllister St., Department 204, San Francisco, CA 94102-4514 are assigned by the filing clerk at the time the petition is filed. The typical schedule…
  • Aug 2

    New Judical Officer to Hear Conservatorships, Trust Matters, and other Probate Cases in Los Angeles Superior Court

    New Judical Officer to Hear Conservatorships, Trust Matters, and other Probate Cases in Los Angeles Superior Court
      Brenda Penny has been elected a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner, Presiding Judge David Wesley informed judicial officers. Brenda Penny has been hearing the morning probate calendar in Department 5 of the Los Angeles Superior…
Rank this Week: 3747

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized
    Going through a divorce and settling all related issues can be trying. Most people want to put the marriage and legal issues behind them once the divorce is finalized. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Frequently, a former spouse…
  • Aug 7

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?
    Unmarried Couples? According to modern trends, more and more Californians are living together outside of marriage, whether for personal, financial, or other reasons. Even absent the traditional nuptials, however, such couples may, for all…
  • Jul 18

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point
    Marriage and Money Marriage and Money. Marriage can be challenging, especially when it comes to family finances. Many studies suggest that financial issues are the most common sources of contention in a marriage and a common cause of divorce.…
Rank this Week: 3619

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

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

http://lorijpaul.com
  • Sep 5

    Two California Judges Draw Censure

    Two California Judges Draw Censure
    Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner and Kern County Superior Court Judge Cory Woodward exhibited the “height of irresponsible and improper behavior” with their “intimate relationship[s],” the Commission on…
  • Aug 9

    Shoot, Misfired Emails are Possible Legal Malpractice Claim

    Shoot, Misfired Emails are Possible Legal Malpractice Claim
    Paralegals and attorneys beware!  According to a recent article in The Recorder, sending that email to the wrong person can be a possible legal malpractice claim in the future. “Emails sent in certain practices, such as commercial…
  • Aug 8

    Lawyer’s suspension includes lifetime ban on representing women

    Lawyer’s suspension includes lifetime ban on representing women
    According to the ABA Journal, a Connecticut lawyer has been suspended for four months and barred from representing female clients for the rest of his career after he was accused of representing women in family law and domestic-violence cases…
Rank this Week: 4588

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Top Criminal Defense Attorney – Orange County (OC Metro magazine)

    Top Criminal Defense Attorney – Orange County (OC Metro magazine)
    Joe Dane named as Top Criminal Defense Attorney in Orange County   I am honored to have been named by OC Metro magazine as one of the top attorneys for criminal defense. OC Metro Top Attorneys feature For additional information about my…
  • Aug 27

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location
    I am pleased to announce the new location of my office.  After six years in the previous location,  I have relocated from Orange to the city of Tustin.  Our new address is: 17581 Irvine Blvd., Suite 108 Tustin, CA  92780…
  • Jan 18

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)
    In the first two parts of this series, I’ve discussed the law of the Miranda rights and when the Miranda rights apply.  Now, it’s time to talk about how to invoke your rights if you choose not to talk… and you probably…
Rank this Week: 4480

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation
    In September 2012 New York City's Board of Health prohibited the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and some other venues such as movie theaters, fast food restaurants, and cafeterias that it inspects.  Five years…
  • Jul 31

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial
    A few days ago a California probate court ruled in the Donald Sterling/Shelly Sterling trust dispute concerning the pending sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Balmer (Former Microsoft CEO) for $2 Billion.  The pending…
  • Jun 30

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    A few months ago I wrote about software patents before the Supreme Court.  Instead of issuing a broad ruling the Court merely decided that adding a computer to an abstract idea would not be enough to make it patentable.  Abstract…
Rank this Week: 4005

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

Comments of a 30-Year Former IRS Insider. By Mopsick Tax Law, LLP.

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3963

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

Covers consumer finance developments, trends and analysis. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 4371

Law and Software

Law and Software

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

http://www.lawandsoftware.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    DACA – work makes you free

    DACA – work makes you free
    Another day spent with kids doing their DACA renewals, and some just starting out on this road. DACA may be the best there is but it is not good. The kids have to sit at the back of the bus. They are separate but equal. Just without any…
  • Mar 24

    Filling XFA PDF Forms using PDFBox

    Filling XFA PDF Forms using PDFBox
    This is an initial post about mods to PDFBox to allow XFA form filling on modern AES encrypted PDF forms, so that they still load into Acrobat Reader, and do not get the dreaded message informing you that the document has been modified and…
  • Dec 28

    calability, the surge, and the obamacare website

    calability, the surge, and the obamacare website
    Two things surprised me about the obamacare websites. The first was that (at least for Covered California) the errors thrown by an overloaded system on the last evening for enrollment were java exceptions. The second was the proud claim that…
Rank this Week: 2699

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize the…
Rank this Week: 2617

The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

Covers the wine business, focusing on law-related issues, marketing trends and how the law interplays with that, and occasional posts about wine enjoyment. By Kevin Guidry.

http://thewinebarblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking
    The question often comes up, even for lawyers who are well-versed in trademark law, what is the difference between labeling laws that govern alcohol labeling and trademark laws that have a direct impact on the content of alcohol labels. The…
  • Jul 19

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry
    Diageo is currently fighting a lawsuit regarding a Missouri distributor named Major Brands; the lawsuit involves, in part, various states’ franchise law.  Franchise law is, indeed, a complex area of law that can sneak up on…
  • Jun 28

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin
    In April, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to hold off on rolling out two new top level domains, namely .wine and .vin. This move came based on concerns voiced by European Union members states, who…
Rank this Week: 2727

Law Law Land

Law Law Land

A lawyer's look at the weird, wacky, wonderful world of the entertainment industry. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.lawlawlandblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • May 6

    A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law

    A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law
    A former high school teacher and NFL cheerleader sleeps with her student.  She faces widespread scorn, including scathing Internet comments.  Despite the scorn, she becomes engaged to the student. It sounds like the plot of a…
  • Apr 3

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.
    In 2004, the Chinese Communist Party announced a new national goal of building a “Harmonious Society.”  Since then, this goal has often been cited by the Chinese government as a reason for Internet censorship.  In…
Rank this Week: 3371

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

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

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Aug 18

    All-in-One Taco/Banana Stand

    All-in-One Taco/Banana Stand
    "There it is, dude," read the text  from my friend, "Across from Metro. Another dream stolen. All-in-one DUI law office and taco stand.  Left line for payments. Right line for sticky's, notarized Tahls and '2 for 1' burritos."Great…
  • Jun 20

    Don Sterling Always Lawyering Up

    Don Sterling Always Lawyering Up
    Another issue comes to mind In Re the Donald Sterling case:If Don is judicially determined to be mentally unfit to serve as the family trustee, could that decision have an effect on whether he had the capacity to make the attorney-client fee…
  • Jun 16

    Attorney Client Fee Agreement

    Attorney Client Fee Agreement
    If you want to understand the Donald T. Sterling case, look at it from the point of view of an attorney- client fee agreement. There are two basic agreements:  litigation on a hourly basis and non-litigation on an hourly basis. Either…
Rank this Week: 4614

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/
  • Aug 18

    Knowing Your Bottom Line in a Negotiation

    Knowing Your Bottom Line in a Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: You need to know your bottom line.  Nowadays…
  • Jun 11

    Art of Negotiation: Starting and Pressure Point

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

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

    Attorney Larry Hymes Recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer
    Martindale-Hubbell®  has designated our Estate Planning Attorney in Woodland Hills, Larry Hymes with an AV Preeminent® rating which serves as an objective indicator that a lawyer has demonstrated ethical standards and…
Rank this Week: 3676

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Covers recent family and divorce law news and events. By Paul Daniel Marks.

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....
    Regardless of one's position on gay rights, every thinking being has to admit that married people need to have a place to get divorced when their marriage falls apart and they meet the standards for divorce in their home state. If they…
  • Jul 11

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution
    OK, so the headline is a slight exaggeration, but the effect is the same: Shasta's Judge Gary Gibson doesn't seem to think you have a Constitutional right to refuse to be a witness against yourself, and God protect the attorney who tells you…
  • Jan 6

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)
    According to Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, yesterday was the anniversary of the first legal divorce recorded in what was to become the United States of American. It happened January 5th, in 1643, as a result of the husband abandoning…
Rank this Week: 4485

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Listing 12.05 requires onset prior to age 22, not diagnostic testing prior to age 22

    Listing 12.05 requires onset prior to age 22, not diagnostic testing prior to age 22
    Writing federal court briefs is hard work.  It takes a lot of time and I do not know if I am going to win (and collect fees).  The upside though is that I learn a lot and by having to … Continue reading →
  • Aug 7

    Solano County Public Health Department Starts Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program

    Solano County Public Health Department Starts Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program
    Solano County Department of Public Health is now offering rapid Hepatitis C testing at its HIV clinic in Vallejo, 365 Tuolumne Street. The test is confidential and free to anyone at risk for infection. Results are available in 20-40…
  • Jul 29

    Getting the Earnings Record Right

    Getting the Earnings Record Right
    I am seeing in more and more of my cases that the Social Security Earnings Record is an issue in and of itself.  It isn’t that Social Security is getting it wrong.  It is that the individuals have not checked … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3264

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 11

    Tenant Estoppel Certificates in Commercial Leasing

    Tenant Estoppel Certificates in Commercial Leasing
    Landlords routinely request estoppel certificates from their tenants. Tenant estoppel certificates are signed statements requested by third parties (typically lenders or prospective purchasers of commercial real estate) in order to verify…
  • Aug 1

    Exemptions to Registering Federal Securities with the SEC

    Exemptions to Registering Federal Securities with the SEC
    When forming a California limited liability company (LLC) or corporation, it is important that the owners determine whether any of the ownership interests in the company will be treated as a security.  Under federal and state law, if…
  • Jun 30

    Is Your Business Being Sued?

    Is Your Business Being Sued?
    Being served with a lawsuit can be one of the worst things that can happen to any business.  The specter of long drawn out litigation causes immediate anxiety and young and inexperienced owners worry that their business may…
Rank this Week: 4302

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 3178