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Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act
    Earlier this month, Massachusetts enacted the "Act Relative to Domestic Violence". Though arguably the intent of the act is in good faith, it has very profound and serious implications on those defendants charged with a domestic violence…
  • May 9

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea
    In circumstances where criminal defendants, for whatever reason, elect to change their plea to guilty, the attorney must ensure that the client understands the full panoply of potential consequences that might result. One of the issues that…
  • Apr 29

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered the case of Silva v. Carmel, and decided that an abuse prevention order may issue where the defendant and victim live in the same state facility may not issue. Both the defendant and the…
Rank this Week: 505

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison For Drunk Driving

    Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison For Drunk Driving
    A recent story from 7KTVB discusses how an Idaho man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for drunk driving. The 42-year-old man was convicted of felony DUI. He is eligible for parole in 10 years but could spend the rest of his life…
  • Aug 25

    Parents: Behind the Wheel, Do as I Say, Not as I Do

    Parents: Behind the Wheel, Do as I Say, Not as I Do
    According to a recent article in the Worcester Telegram, parents routinely engage in the exact dangerous driving habits they warn their kids against - including driving while intoxicated. Research done by a Boston-based insurance company…
  • Aug 21

    Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes into Saugus, Massachusetts Home

    Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes into Saugus, Massachusetts Home
    Our Boston drunk driving accident lawyers know that an alcohol-related crash can result in significant property damage in addition to personal injury. According to a recent story from WBZ, an alleged drunk driver lost control of his car and…
Rank this Week: 618

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her
    A woman died in East Boston on Tuesday when the Meridian Street Bridge, also referred to as the Andrew McArdle Bridge, closed on top of her. Boston police are trying to figure out exactly what happened to cause the Massachusetts pedestrian…
  • Aug 26

    Judge Rejects GM’s Bid to Stop Faulty Ignition Switch Lawsuit That Spurred Recall

    Judge Rejects GM’s Bid to Stop Faulty Ignition Switch Lawsuit That Spurred Recall
    A state judge is allowing the wrongful death lawsuit that first brought to light General Motors' faulty ignition switch problem to be reopened. The automaker had sought to have the auto products liability case, which had already been settled,…
  • Aug 23

    Hyundai Fined $17 Million For Failing to Report Brake Defect

    Hyundai Fined $17 Million For Failing to Report Brake Defect
    According to an article published by the National Trial Lawyers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Hyundai will pay $17.35 million in civil penalties and comply with NHTSA oversight requirements for…
Rank this Week: 231

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts personal injury and wrongful death news. By The Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.boston-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
Rank this Week: 194

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Henkel v. Norman: Adequate Warnings in Premises Liability Case

    Henkel v. Norman: Adequate Warnings in Premises Liability Case
    In Henkel v. Norman, an appeal from the Supreme Court of Texas, a mail carrier was injured after he fell on ice one January day. According to court records, plaintiff was delivering mail on a day that was colder than normal. The National…
  • Aug 26

    Lindner v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.: Diversity Jurisdiction in Federal Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Lindner v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.: Diversity Jurisdiction in Federal Personal Injury Lawsuit
    Lindner v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., a case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involved a couple who were driving under a railroad bridge when a train derailed above them. The train derailment caused the bridge to…
  • Aug 26

    Vesely v. Armslist LLC: Wrongful Death Actions and Sales of Guns Over the Web

    Vesely v. Armslist LLC: Wrongful Death Actions and Sales of Guns Over the Web
    Our Boston wrongful death lawyers understand that in some cases, proving a relationship between a plaintiff and third party may require significant litigation. Vesely v. Armslist LLC, a case heard in the United States Court of Appeals for…
Rank this Week: 333

Brain Damage Articles and…

Brain Damage Articles and Information

Features commentary and updates on brain damage, concussion and coma. By Gordon Johnson.

http://tbilaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Faulty Ignition Switch Causes Fatal Accident

    Faulty Ignition Switch Causes Fatal Accident
    Faulty Ignition Switch Accident Kills a 29 Year Old Georgia Woman   Brooke Melton was celebrating her 29th birthday when something went horribly wrong.  Brooke drove a Chevy Colbalt.  GM had issued a service report to GM…
  • Mar 4

    Unstable HDTV’s Causing Serious Injury to Children

    Unstable HDTV’s Causing Serious Injury to Children
    They are all the rage, the bigger and better televisions of today. The flat screen HD-LED TV’s keep getting bigger and cheaper. Almost everyone has one or maybe three or four. It is great to watch a movie or sporting event on a…
  • Dec 5

    Blasts Induce Brain Injury in Veteran

    Blasts Induce Brain Injury in Veteran
    The “explosions of war” are causing soldiers to suffer traumatic brain injury. According to an article published in the PRNews-wire (http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1616136)it is estimated that nearly 20% of veterans are exposed…
Rank this Week: 934

Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer

Covers compensation for brain injuries, personal injury claims, and selecting a brain injury lawyer. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.braininjurylawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Impact Location and Concussion Outcomes in High School Football Player

    Impact Location and Concussion Outcomes in High School Football Player
    A new study out of the University of Colorado-Denver found that regardless of the location of impact of high school football players who sustained a concussion, there was no difference in the outcome.  Researchers, noting that…
  • Aug 13

    Shareholder, Bruce H. Stern, Esq. Elected Parliamentarian of American Association for Justice (AAJ)

    Shareholder, Bruce H. Stern, Esq. Elected Parliamentarian of American Association for Justice (AAJ)
    Stark & Stark would like to congratulate Accident and Personal Injury Shareholder Bruce Stern. Mr. Stern has been elected Parliamentarian of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at the organization’s annual convention in…
  • Jul 23

    Stern Inducted into International Academy of Trial Attorney

    Stern Inducted into International Academy of Trial Attorney
    This past weekend I was honored to be inducted as a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers at this year’s mid-year meeting in Manchester Village, Vermont. I was privileged to be introduced by my friend and colleague…
Rank this Week: 521

Brains On Purpose

Brains On Purpose

Looks at conflict resolution, including mediation and negotiation, through the lens of neuroscience. By Stephanie West Allen and Jeffrey M. Schwartz.

http://westallen.typepad.com/brains_on_purpose/
  • Aug 3

    My absence from posting here will be over soon: Why I have been gone

    My absence from posting here will be over soon: Why I have been gone
    Due to a death in my family, I have not been an active blogger here or at idealawg. I plan to come back to posting in the very near future.
  • Jul 23

    Adding "neuro" to a word supposedly adds credibility but often signals neurohype

    Adding "neuro" to a word supposedly adds credibility but often signals neurohype
    Listen to Christian Jarrett, neuroscientist turned science writer, describing the many myths about the brain covered in today's media (kuow.org). The interview of Jarrett is less than 10 minutes long and worth a few minutes of your time.…
  • Jun 10

    Seven challenges when using the neuroscience lens to see the world

    Seven challenges when using the neuroscience lens to see the world
    Over the years, I have learned that people reading this blog come from a wide range of belief systems, including atheist, agnostic, and those involved to large or small degree in various spiritual and religious practices. Although this blog…
Rank this Week: 73

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Apr 24

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

    Gun Control hits the USPTO
    As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control…
  • Apr 20

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420
    According to NewYork.Newsday.com and the WashingtonTimes.com, today — April 20th — is a counter-culture /cannabis-culture holiday referred (or should I say reefered?) to as “four-twenty.”…
  • Apr 20

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

    Gun Control hits the USPTO
    As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control…
Rank this Week: 531

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 369

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 79

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in Minnesota?

    What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in Minnesota?
    The phrase “custody” is used to describe the obligations, and rights, of parents regarding the care of their children. Child custody issues come about when an unmarried couple has a child together, or when married parents get a…
  • Oct 30

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?
    Did you sign a prenuptial agreement and it felt a bit rushed? Did you not have time to adequately read the terms of the agreement? Were you coerced into signing the agreement? It can be difficult to have a prenuptial agreement thrown out,…
  • Oct 30

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?
    Did you sign a prenuptial agreement and it felt a bit rushed? Did you not have time to adequately read the terms of the agreement? Were you coerced into signing the agreement? It can be difficult to have a prenuptial agreement thrown out,…
Rank this Week: 888

Buffalo Injury Answers

Buffalo Injury Answers

Covers personal injury law topics, including car accident, defective product and insurance issues. By Michael H. Ranzenhofer.

http://www.buffalo-injury-answers.com
  • Aug 26

    In Buffalo, How Do You Know How Much A Personal Injury Lawsuit Is Worth?

    In Buffalo, How Do You Know How Much A Personal Injury Lawsuit Is Worth?
    Determining the proper value of an injury requires the help of an experienced Buffalo personal injury lawyer. In many cases, it can be difficult to place a value on a personal injury because no amount of money can truly compensate the injured…
  • Aug 18

    Do You Always Need A Personal Injury Lawyer After A Car Accident In Buffalo?

    Do You Always Need A Personal Injury Lawyer After A Car Accident In Buffalo?
    Some Buffalo drivers injured in a motor vehicle accident choose not to speak with a personal injury lawyer. This is especially true when the accident involved a minor collision or the person does not think they are very hurt. For those…
  • Aug 12

    Filing A “Premises Liability” Personal Injury Lawsuit In Buffalo?

    Filing A “Premises Liability” Personal Injury Lawsuit In Buffalo?
    We are experienced Buffalo personal injury lawyers who have represented clients injured under a variety of circumstances. Personal injury lawyers tend to group some types of cases into general categories such as “slip and fall” or…
Rank this Week: 880

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
  • May 10

    Good news, bad new

    Good news, bad new
    I have very mixed feelings about this. The fact that the USA Freedom Act has achieved such wide-ranging support may be less an indication of its compromises than of a fundamental shift in American views. In July 2013, following the ……
  • Apr 1

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination
    The New York State Board of Law Examiners today announced plans to simplify the Character and Fitness investigation process. “The current process, requiring the bar applicant to submit a significant amount of…
Rank this Week: 771

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Covers solo practice, marketing and work/life balance. By Susan Cartier Liebel.

http://susancartierliebel.typepad.com/build_a_solo_practice/
  • Nov 29

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?
    The very first business I ever owned was a babysitting service. Yeah, I know, everyone is a babysitter when they are 16. But I figured out that I could charge more for my services if I went a little further than the other sitters. So I cooked…
  • Nov 27

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3
    (You can read Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already. Remember, all events are real though the names are made up!) Landlord-Tenant Evolves Into Real Estate/General Practice
  • Nov 26

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez
    Everyone dies.  Often unexpectedly. But there is power in dead hands.  We are the country with the greatest control of our assets after death.  However, most never consider, let alone manage, their digital legacy.  How do we handle,…
Rank this Week: 367

Burn Injury Resource Center

Burn Injury Resource Center

Covers burn injury treatment and care, as well as the legal rights of burn injury victims. By Kramer & Pollack, LLP.

http://www.burn-injury-resource-center.com/
  • Aug 15

    Smoke Inhalation Injury

    Smoke Inhalation Injury
    Smoke inhalation injuries are caused by inhalation or exposure to hot gaseous products of combustion, this can cause serious respiratory complications, and it is the primary cause of death in victims with indoor fires. In these injuries…
  • Aug 13

    Burns And Itching

    Burns And Itching
    Most patients who suffer from burn injuries usually experience itching at some point during the healing process. Itching is one of the most problematic and distressing issues that the patient's experience. It can vary in severity from one…
  • Jul 24

    Global View of Burned Patient

    Global View of Burned Patient
    Burns are one of the most devastating and serious injuries that can happen in a person's life, not for the victim only but for the relatives as well. Depending on the severity of burns, some of them may need to be referred to the hospital for…
Rank this Week: 931

CAAFlog

CAAFlog

Covers military justice appellate practice.

http://caaflog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    You can’t prosecute a machine

    You can’t prosecute a machine
    o it’s not a military justice story… yet. Over at Opinio Juris they’re talking about the brand new DoD Directive 3000.09 dated November 21, 2012: Autonomy in Weapon Systems. 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
  • Nov 27

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter
    CAAF today issued this order to AFCCA arising from the second petition for extraordinary relief in Carter v.
  • Nov 27

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again
    Going to try something novel this year.  I am taking noinations for the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2012.  Leave comments on this post or on our Facebook page, here, with your nominations.  Much like all those reality shows, the…
Rank this Week: 302

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Aug 21

    Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Cal Supremes To Hear Asbestos Take-Home Case

    Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Cal Supremes To Hear Asbestos Take-Home Case
    Just a few days ago, CBL reviewed the state of the law in California on company liability for asbestos take-home exposure. We framed the question this way: When a worker has been exposed to asbestos fibers and brought those fibers...
  • Aug 5

    Asbestos Take-Home Exposure: Will the Cal Supremes Decide?

    Asbestos Take-Home Exposure: Will the Cal Supremes Decide?
    The last 90 days have seen two Court of Appeal decisions addressing this question: when a worker has been exposed to asbestos fibers and brought those fibers home on his or her clothing, can a relative who contracts mesothelioma sue...
  • Aug 1

    What Are The Most Commonly Noticed Proposition 65 Listed Chemicals?

    What Are The Most Commonly Noticed Proposition 65 Listed Chemicals?
    CBL is sometimes asked what chemicals are most commonly the subjects of Proposition 65 listings and litigation. We've ususally answered the question impressionistically, But we thought it would be worthwhile to do an actual head count. So we…
Rank this Week: 831

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    People v. Deluca (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)

    People v. Deluca (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)
    If you're a registered sex offender, and sufficiently poor that you don't have enough money for a home, you're going back to prison.  Pure and simple.Maybe not de jure.  But de facto.  Because you've got to register and tell…
  • Aug 28

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    There's so much in this opinion that's really, really good.  As is typical for Justice Bedsworth.  Plus, it involves a fascinating issue -- whether it's relevant in a woman-on-girl molestation trial that the alleged perpetrator is a…
  • Aug 28

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    Two police officers are driving along doing their job and see three guys standing in front of a house in a high-crime area.  The officers have, I presume, a gut feeling and decide to pull up in front of the house and try to talk to the…
Rank this Week: 92

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 356

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    I Just Don’t Understand Labor Day

    I Just Don’t Understand Labor Day
    I just don’t understand Labor Day.  To be more specific, I don’t understand the holiday’s name.  “Labor” is derived from the Latin word meaning work or toil.  Etymologically speaking, therefore,…
  • Aug 28

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All
    In a recent post in The New York Times DealBook, Berkeley Law School Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that keeping corporate lawyers silent “can shelter wrongdoing”.  I completely agree that the…
  • Aug 27

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim
    I was quite surprised to read Judge Gregory M. Sleet’s ruling in OpenGate Capital Group LLC v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92256 (D. Del. July 8, 2014).  The lawsuit was brought by the purchaser…
Rank this Week: 360

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

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

    Man Arrestred for Home Invasion Robbery While Posing As Delivery Man

    Man Arrestred for Home Invasion Robbery While Posing As Delivery Man
    Jerry Coleman, 34, of Garden Grove was arrested for suspicion of posing as a delivery man and committing two home invasion robberies at gunpoint in Garden Grove. Coleman, is charged with first degree robbery in concert, false imprisonment,…
  • Aug 6

    Former Lobbyist Charged in Embezzlement Scheme

    Former Lobbyist Charged in Embezzlement Scheme
    Rob Katherman, 68 and his wife Marilyn Katherman, 65 were both charged with felony counts of misappropriation of public funds. Rob Katherman worked as a lobbyist for Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price but has since…
  • Aug 6

    Huntington Beach Man Arrested for Newport Beach Bank Robbery

    Huntington Beach Man Arrested for Newport Beach Bank Robbery
    A Huntington Beach man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of robbing a bank in Newport Beach. 28-year-old Christopher Mellies was arrested by Newport Beach police for allegedly robbing a Wells Fargo Bank on East Coast Highway July 20, 2014.…
Rank this Week: 719

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Marijuana Plants Found Growing in Orange County California

    Marijuana Plants Found Growing in Orange County California
    A grove of marijuana plants was found a few weeks ago by Orange County Parks Personnel, which they believe had been growing for quite some time. The grove was discovered very close to a “really nice residential area”, which is…
  • May 19

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law
    St. Paul, Minn has a new bill that may someday make it's way to California. It is called the criminal records expungement bill. The bill will allow those convicted of misdemeanors and some low-level felonies, to get their criminal records…
  • May 12

    What Constitutes Kidnapping In California

    What Constitutes Kidnapping In California
    The crime of kidnapping is defined as the use of force or fear to take a person and move him or her, a substantial distance. If convicted of kidnapping, the penalty can be up to 8 years in State Prison, or more if: 1) The victim was injured…
Rank this Week: 671

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Family Mediation

    Family Mediation
    From our eNewsletter by Deborah Lynn Zutter. What is mediation? Family mediation is a method of dispute resolution. People work with the mediator to identify the matters that need to be addressed, express their individual objectives, develop…
  • Aug 25

    Interesting Paper on Changes in Divorce Process and their effect

    Interesting Paper on Changes in Divorce Process and their effect
    Raquel Fernández & Joyce Cheng Wong have a new paper entitled “Free to Leave? A Welfare Analysis of Divorce Regimes.”  The abstract summarizes: During the 1970s the US underwent an important change in its divorce…
  • Jul 29

    Selecting your Professional Divorce Team

    Selecting your Professional Divorce Team
    Divorce is a complex process that affects just about every aspect of your life: financial, emotional, physical and legal. Unless you’ve been married for only a short time and have no property, assets, or children, you’ll probably…
Rank this Week: 249

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Aug 29

    Friday's Five: Top Five Points To Understand About Mediation

    Friday's Five: Top Five Points To Understand About Mediation
    Five items parties need to understand about mediation. 1. Mediation is non-binding. Mediation is a voluntary process in which litigants (or even parties prior to litigation) agree to use a private third-party to help settle the case. People…
  • Aug 15

    Friday's Five: Five areas of liability facing California employer

    Friday's Five: Five areas of liability facing California employer
    1. Meal and rest breaks. If you did not know of this exposure already existed in California, can I recommend some reading here, here and here? 2. Exempt vs. non-exempt classification of employees. The default under California law is that…
  • Aug 1

    Friday's Five: More than five required items that should be included in a new hire packet

    Friday's Five: More than five required items that should be included in a new hire packet
    Here is a list of some of the required notices employers must provide to new employees in California. Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with five rules or items for the Friday’s Five list, but not this time – I blew…
Rank this Week: 774

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Woman Killed in Bus Accident at Burning Man Festival

    Woman Killed in Bus Accident at Burning Man Festival
    NEVADA – A woman was tragically killed shortly after midnight Thursday morning at the Burning Man festival, multiple news outlets reported. The victim died after falling under a bus carrying participants.  The fatal incident…
  • Aug 27

    Hyundai Agrees to $17 Million Fine for Delayed Recall

    Hyundai Agrees to $17 Million Fine for Delayed Recall
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said earlier this month that Hyundai Motor Company agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delaying the recall of 43,500 vehicles. The fine is the maximum allowed by law at the time…
  • Aug 26

    What to Do After a Car Accident

    What to Do After a Car Accident
    The aftermath of a car accident is chaotic and unfamiliar, and very often emotionally charged and overwhelming. It is good to generally know what to do if you are in a car accident before it happens.  In any stressful situation, it is…
Rank this Week: 122

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Two Pedestrians Injured In South Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash

    Two Pedestrians Injured In South Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash
    Two men were injured, one critically, in a South Los Angeles hit-and-run crash. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the victims were struck in the 7900 block of South Western Avenue early morning on August 27, 2014.…
  • Aug 29

    Motorcycle Accident In Orange County Causes Serious Injurie

    Motorcycle Accident In Orange County Causes Serious Injurie
    A 24-year-old man was seriously injured in an Orange County motorcycle accident after a head-on crash. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the night of August 27, 2014 on Santiago…
  • Aug 22

    Ten Injured after Car Crashes into Los Angeles Area Restaurant

    Ten Injured after Car Crashes into Los Angeles Area Restaurant
    Ten people were injured, one critically, after a vehicle crashed into a Little Caesars pizza restaurant in Pacoima the evening of August 18, 2014. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred at the 12700 block of Van…
Rank this Week: 43

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 513

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: 823

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Medicare Star Ratings and Quality of Care

    Medicare Star Ratings and Quality of Care
    Five-Star Nursing Homes May Not the Best Indicator of Care Are Medicare star ratings good predictors for the quality of care at nursing homes?  According to a recent article in the New York Times, a facility with a five-star rating…
  • Aug 20

    Assisted Living Reforms Are Not Enough, Some Advocates Say

    Assisted Living Reforms Are Not Enough, Some Advocates Say
    Many of us have heard about assisted living facility reforms pending before the California legislature, as well as those aimed specifically at residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs).  But are those reforms sufficient to…
  • Aug 11

    California Needs a Tech Upgrade: Online Information and Assisting Living Facilitie

    California Needs a Tech Upgrade: Online Information and Assisting Living Facilitie
    It’s no secret that California assisted living facilities have been in the national news due to reports of nursing home abuse and neglect.  Indeed, over the last year, elder rights advocates have emphasized the need to make…
Rank this Week: 471

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/
  • Aug 27

    BOBCAT KILLED BY HIT & RUN MOTORIST ON OLD TOPANGA CANYON ROAD, CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA - REMINDER TO DRIVE CAREFULLY

    BOBCAT KILLED BY HIT & RUN MOTORIST ON OLD TOPANGA CANYON ROAD, CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA - REMINDER TO DRIVE CAREFULLY
    A beautiful young bobcat was tragically struck by a hit and run car on Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas, California, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at about 8:20 a.m. The bobcat was crossing the street when a white car, traveling in a…
  • Aug 22

    Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Calabasas Gas Station Accident

    Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Calabasas Gas Station Accident
    According to the Los Angeles Times, a man suffered serious leg injuries today when a 1,000 pound sign fell on his legs at a Mobil gas station in Calabasas. The Calabasas gas station accident apparently occurred when he was working on a sign…
  • Aug 14

    Young Girl Tragically Killed in El Monte Milk Truck Accident

    Young Girl Tragically Killed in El Monte Milk Truck Accident
    According to the Los Angeles Times, a milk tanker truck apparently caused a serious accident on the 60 freeway today in El Monte. The big rig truck accident, which involved eight cars and three big rig trucks, killed a five year old girl. …
Rank this Week: 555

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Aug 20

    Robin Williams estate in the new

    Robin Williams estate in the new
    I was reading this article about Robin Williams’ estate. It is written by a Minnesota lawyer.  I am not saying the story is “wrong” but it is a little misleading. Now that makes for better reading than a 100% accurate…
  • Aug 12

    California Insurance Code Section 10113.71 Form

    California Insurance Code Section 10113.71 Form
    Have you gotten forms from your life insurance companies giving you the option of providing them an alternate person to receive your lapse notices? I love this! It all stems from California Assembly Bill 1747 which became effective January 1,…
  • Aug 7

    Ask your parents some tough questions to help everybody

    Ask your parents some tough questions to help everybody
    Back in 2012 I posted a blog about talking to your parents about their estate plan. I called it “5 Questions to ask YOUR parents about their estate plan.”  I encourage you to read it before reading on…. The key…
Rank this Week: 278

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Asterias Stock Price Jumps Nearly 13 Percent Today Following hESC Therapy New

    Asterias Stock Price Jumps Nearly 13 Percent Today Following hESC Therapy New
    The California stem cell agency and Asterias Biotherapeuticstoday picked up a modicum of news coverage in connection with an advance on a spinal injury therapy that was once hailed as historic. The news about the Menlo Park, Ca., firm’s…
  • Aug 27

    California's Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injury Moves Forward

    California's Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injury Moves Forward
    A California firm, backed by $14.3 million in state cash, today announced that it has received a federal go-ahead to advance its clinical trial involving a human embryonic (hESC) therapy for cervical spinal cord injury. Asterias…
  • Aug 24

    Earthquakes and Scientific Research: California's Exposure to Damage

    Earthquakes and Scientific Research: California's Exposure to Damage
    The 6.1 earthquake today in Northern California once again demonstrated the vulnerability of scientific research in the Golden State to disruption by tremor.As of Sunday morning, no research institutions – stem cell or otherwise --…
Rank this Week: 892

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Dec 29

    Gifts Made By Personal Check

    Gifts Made By Personal Check
    A check written in 2012 that does not clear until 2013 is at risk of being a 2013 gift, not a 2012 gift, since the donor could have stopped payment in 2013 before it cleared. The issue with using checks to make gifts is that until the check…
Rank this Week: 855

Cambridge Personal Injury Law Blog

Cambridge Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts car accident and other personal injury cases. By Bellotti Law Group, P.C.

http://www.bellottilaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS TO HELP AVOID SCARES FOR CHILDREN & THEIR FAMILIES

    HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS TO HELP AVOID SCARES FOR CHILDREN & THEIR FAMILIES
    Normal 0 0 1 375 2143 a 17 4 2631 10.260 0 0 0   In a few short weeks, thousands of Masscahusetts children and their families will be enjoying Halloween festivities. While dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and...
  • Aug 14

    Massachusetts Workers at Risk for Electrocution Injurie

    Massachusetts Workers at Risk for Electrocution Injurie
    A recent Boston Globe article detailing injuries sustained by a Quincy, Massachusetts worker who had fallen after he was electrocuted and slipped should serve as a reminder to workers, job site inspectors, supervisors, and all, that workplace…
  • Aug 5

    As Warm Summer Weather Continues, NHTSA Warns About Tire Failure

    As Warm Summer Weather Continues, NHTSA Warns About Tire Failure
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently reported that around 11,000 car accidents annually are caused by tire failures.  There are a number of ways a tire can fail and cause an accident, including…
Rank this Week: 791

CAMLAW : Complementary And…

CAMLAW : Complementary And Alternative Medicine Law Blog

Covers chiropractic, dietary supplements, ethical issues, insurance, malpractice and risk management, spirituality and yoga. By Michael H. Cohen.

http://www.camlawblog.com/
  • May 28

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue
    Physicians, naturopathic medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists, psychologists, and other healthcare providers must navigate legal and liability rules to successfully practice functional medicine.Functional medicine is an approach to…
  • Mar 5

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment
    Accelerating technologies are changing the regulatory environment to accommodate novel approaches to treating disease--stem cell laws being a case in point.We've published several posts and expect to expand these in coming days. Look…
  • Jan 7

    Acupuncture lawsuits rare but expert witnesses may help

    Acupuncture lawsuits rare but expert witnesses may help
    Although acupuncture malpractice may be rare, experts can be deployed to help mitigate liability (for defendants) or make the liability case (for plaintiffs).One such expert is Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO. Anthony…
Rank this Week: 949

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    IP Law: A Primer on Canadian Trademark Law

    IP Law: A Primer on Canadian Trademark Law
    WHAT ARE TRADEMARKS? A mark (words, names, symbols, devices, sounds, smells, trade dress) used to distinguish the goods and services of one business from similar goods and services of all other businesses. In Canada, it is possible to…
  • Aug 7

    Petition to Repeal CASL (Canada’s Anti-spam Law)

    Petition to Repeal CASL (Canada’s Anti-spam Law)
    As most, though not all, Canadians now know (and some Americans and international marketers and companies know) Canada introduced federal anti-spam legislation on July 1, 2014. As has now been widely written and commented upon both in the…
  • Jul 12

    Contest Law: A Few Interesting Recent Questions, Including CASL & Criminal Code

    Contest Law: A Few Interesting Recent Questions, Including CASL & Criminal Code
    In Canada, “competition law” overlaps with advertising and marketing law. One of the reasons for this is because the federal Competition Act in Canada includes a number of advertising and marketing law sections, including some…
Rank this Week: 963

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    The Canada Experience Class (CEC) – The Pitfalls of Proving Work Experience

    The Canada Experience Class (CEC) – The Pitfalls of Proving Work Experience
    Canada experience class applicants are all subject to the minimum requirement to prove one year of full-time paid experience in Canada in an occupation at an appropriate skill level. The CEC program can be seen as relatively straightforward…
  • Aug 1

    Application for Rehabilitation – Long Processing Time

    Application for Rehabilitation – Long Processing Time
    My client (a US citizen seeking an Application for Rehabilitation based on a couple of DUIs 25 years ago), hired me to file an application for rehabilitation. Recently, I submitted a request for an update to the New York visa office given the…
  • Jul 16

    Authorization to Return

    Authorization to Return
    An authorization to return or “ARC” is necessary if you’ve been deported from Canada. One required document is the certificate of departure, which is issued right before you leave Canada as a deported person. Some…
Rank this Week: 499

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Aug 27

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly
    CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained…
  • Jun 11

    Official Marks Up For Review

    Official Marks Up For Review
    A Private Members Bill was introduced in Canada’s federal parliament yesterday, which, if passed, will result in significant amendments to the official mark provisions in the Trade-marks Act.  Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of that Act…
  • Apr 10

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul
    This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the…
Rank this Week: 578

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Marijuana Black Market Still Exists Despite Legalization

    Marijuana Black Market Still Exists Despite Legalization
    One of the positive consequences of legalization is the eradication of the black market. Reduced crime rates, taxes on once prohibited products, and transparency in the law can smooth regulatory practices and reduce risks. Despite…
  • Aug 27

    14 Arrested and 5000 Marijuana Plants Seized in San Bernardino County

    14 Arrested and 5000 Marijuana Plants Seized in San Bernardino County
    A sweeping drug bust in San Bernardino County resulted in 14 arrests and the seizure of approximately 5000 marijuana plants. According to law enforcement authorities, the drug bust was part of the crackdown on illegal marijuana cultivation in…
  • Aug 27

    Medical Marijuana Policies Complicated by Push for Recreational Use

    Medical Marijuana Policies Complicated by Push for Recreational Use
    In the past few years, medical marijuana use has gained momentum with widespread approval by voters, legislators, and lobbyists. For many of those who are passionate about medical usage, recreational use can be a distraction, potentially…
Rank this Week: 263

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?
    By: Andriana Chryssikos High fashion luxury labels have found themselves to be stuck somewhere in between our youth culture’s fashion craze: streetwear parodies of well-known luxury labels, and a trademark infringement lawsuit. …
  • Oct 9

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing
    By: Sandra Stanfield Fashion companies utilize a mechanism called licensing to expand the brand and also increase revenue via royalties. So what exactly is licensing? Licensing is the process of “renting” a fashion company’s…
  • Oct 7

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 301

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Aug 26

    When merely considering your rights can get you fired!

    When merely considering your rights can get you fired!
    By Afshin Mozaffari Employers may be reluctant to admit that their policies are designed to shut workers out of our civil justice system.  But there is no denying their intent. Consider this example.  Elizabeth is a widow with five…
  • Aug 22

    NLRB decision – McDonald’s and other corporations, not lovin’ it

    NLRB decision – McDonald’s and other corporations, not lovin’ it
      By Alexis S. McKenna For decades now, corporate franchisors have been able to have the best of both worlds with the franchise business model — exerting increasing control over their franchises’ operations in order to…
  • Aug 14

    The myth of the disgruntled employee

    The myth of the disgruntled employee
    By Marvin Krakow Removed from the distant wars currently in the news, it is easy to see how neighbors alike in so many ways must dehumanize one another in the midst of conflict. It’s a form of blindness that is common not just to war,…
Rank this Week: 441

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com/blog-2/
Rank this Week: 547

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Aug 28

    Veterans Career Fair!

    Veterans Career Fair!
    United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons Veterans Career Fair September 10, 2014 9:00 am- 2:00 pm FCI Pekin 2600 South 2nd Street, Pekin, Il 61555 Come One, Come All!! Veterans and the general public are welcome to attend…
  • Aug 28

    10 Things Every College Professor Hate

    10 Things Every College Professor Hate
    One of our former faculty members, also a grad and a regular source of employment sent us this link.  Open and read.  Most things aren't an issue for most students and we appreciate that, but if one hits home, take note.  The…
  • Aug 20

    25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar

    25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar
    25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar The 2014 Central Illinois Paralegal Association Seminar Committee, in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, cordially invites you to attend the 25th Annual Legal…
Rank this Week: 324

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Aug 24

    Why Cars Are Killing More Pedestrians (Syracuse NY Injury Lawyer Explains)

    Why Cars Are Killing More Pedestrians (Syracuse NY Injury Lawyer Explains)
    I came upon some surprising statistics recently: Just as motor vehicle travel is getting safer (for those inside the vehicles), walking is getting more dangerous because motor vehicles are striking and killing more and more pedestrians. …
  • Aug 22

    Why You Should Turn Down That First Offer From The Insurance Adjuster.

    Why You Should Turn Down That First Offer From The Insurance Adjuster.
    A first offer from an insurance adjuster is like the first kiss on a date: It usually leads to something more substantial. At least that's my experience (recently in law, and a long time ago in dating). Yes, I have plenty of recent…
  • Aug 20

    Lawyer Gets Sanctioned For Calling Other Lawyer An A**hole.

    Lawyer Gets Sanctioned For Calling Other Lawyer An A**hole.
    Litigation lawyers are, in a sense, at war. Each lawyer is fighting for his client to prevail. A spirited fight requires, sometimes, spirited verbal exchanges. But there are limits. Fellow lawyers, here's a little rule of thumb: Don't…
Rank this Week: 685