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Immigration Ramblings

Immigration Ramblings

Provides news and opinions on current US immigration issues and developments. By Franklin W. Nelson.

http://nelsonassociates.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    Immigration Opponents Should Really Try to Educate Themselve

    Immigration Opponents Should Really Try to Educate Themselve
    U.S. immigration law is extremely complex and must balance multiple goals, many of which often conflict. To make things even more difficult, piecemeal legislation and special interest lobbying over the years have left numerous provisions on…
  • Jun 7

    For the "enforcement first" or "enforcement only" people

    For the "enforcement first" or "enforcement only" people
    Yesterday, a client of mine had an immigration interview. She is in her 20's and is married to a U.S. citizen. She and her husband were high school sweethearts and still act like newlyweds even though they've been married for more than 2…
  • Jun 7

    Politics for the Potential Immigrant

    Politics for the Potential Immigrant
    You might not believe it considering all the controversy surrounding immigration in the U.S., but we have one of the most—if not the most—wide open and liberal immigration policies in the world. Every year, more than 400,000…
Rank this Week: 4382

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    What can I do if USCIS is taking too long to make a decision in my case?

    What can I do if USCIS is taking too long to make a decision in my case?
    Starting October 1, 2017, USCIS has indicated that it would be start requiring in-person interviews for individuals seeking lawful permanent resident status who have been petitioned by their employers.  According to a USCIS spokesperson,…
  • Aug 30

    How Long Must We Wait?

    How Long Must We Wait?
    The Priority Date system has not been changed by the Trump administration. There is still a long wait for many preference immigrants.
  • Aug 11

    Am I going to be deported because my green card has expired?

    Am I going to be deported because my green card has expired?
    Many people call the Coachella Valley immigration lawyers at Fong & Aquino LLP in a panic because their green cards are about to expire and they are concerned that the card’s expiration will subject them to deportation by the Trump…
Rank this Week: 3539

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Sep 18

    Sprunk v. Prisma LLC: Strategic Delay by Defendant Risks Arbitration Waiver

    Sprunk v. Prisma LLC: Strategic Delay by Defendant Risks Arbitration Waiver
    In a decision likely to spur defendants to make immediate motions to compel arbitration in class actions, the California Court of Appeal, Second District, found that a defendant who chose to wait for class certification before seeking…
  • Sep 6

    9th Cir. Shuts Down Finish Line’s Attempt to Arbitrate Pregnancy Suit

    9th Cir. Shuts Down Finish Line’s Attempt to Arbitrate Pregnancy Suit
    In an unpublished decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined that The Finish Line, Inc., an athletic retailer, cannot arbitrate a former associate’s pregnancy discrimination claim, finding the company’s…
  • Aug 30

    Williams v. Marshalls of CA: PAGA Plaintiffs Entitled to Broad Discovery Right

    Williams v. Marshalls of CA: PAGA Plaintiffs Entitled to Broad Discovery Right
    On July 13, 2017, in a unanimous opinion, the California Supreme Court affirmed PAGA plaintiffs’ broad rights to discovery under the Civil Discovery Act. Williams v. Marshalls of CA, LLC, No. S227228 __ Cal.5th __ (July 13, 2017) (slip…
Rank this Week: 2469

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: 460

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

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

    Merced and LA Mayor Win Big at P3 Award

    Merced and LA Mayor Win Big at P3 Award
    The UC Merced 2020 Project was a big winner at P3 Bulletin’s annual P3 Awards ceremony held in Washington D.C. last month, claiming the Gold Award for Best Social Infrastructure Project, along with the Silver Award in the Government…
  • Aug 28

    Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District Begins Revenue Passenger Service

    Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District Begins Revenue Passenger Service
    The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (“SMART”) District kicked off passenger rail revenue service in Sonoma and Marin counties last week. The 43-mile rail line includes ten stations from the Sonoma County Airport to Downtown San…
  • Aug 17

    Denver City Council Approves Great Hall Project Development Agreement

    Denver City Council Approves Great Hall Project Development Agreement
    In the early hours of August 15, 2017, the Denver City Council approved a $1.8 billion development agreement between the City and County of Denver’s Department of Aviation and Denver Great Hall, LLC, a consortium led by Madrid-based…
Rank this Week: 3436

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

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

    Banana Suit Costume Sparks Scary Halloween Copyright Lawsuit

    Banana Suit Costume Sparks Scary Halloween Copyright Lawsuit
    IPNews® Just in time for Halloween, a costume manufacturer company has sued Kmart over a banana suit costume.   The manufacturer is alleging that Kmart has committed copyright infringement among other claims.  Because the…
  • Sep 27

    Jaguar Files Trademark Applications to Protect Appearance of Vehicle

    Jaguar Files Trademark Applications to Protect Appearance of Vehicle
    IPNews® - Jaguar Land Rover filed several trademark applications to protect its infamous automobile designs after a new threat has appeared. Jim Ratcliffe, billionaire owner of Ineos, announced that he plans to form an automotive team to…
  • Sep 19

    Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss San Diego Comic-Con Trademark Case

    Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss San Diego Comic-Con Trademark Case
    IPNews® - The San Diego Comic-Con trademark infringement case will move toward a trial after a recent Motion for Summary Judgment was denied. Salt Lake Comic Con had filed the motion claiming that “Comic-Con” was a generic…
Rank this Week: 3293

Internet Lawyer Blog

Internet Lawyer Blog

Covers business, internet, and cyberspace law. By the Law Offices of Salar Atrizadeh.

http://www.internetlawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 7

    Catfishing Scam

    Catfishing Scam
    If you have been online, it is possible that a person has attempted to “catfish” you. However, you may not have been able to adequately understand it because you were not looking for the telltale signs. It is a type of an online…
  • Jul 31

    Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Split

    Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Split
    Now, aside from Bitcoin and other digital currencies spawning from video games and consumer-oriented companies, it’s important to be aware that there are other types of digital currencies or so-called “cryptocurrencies.”…
  • Jul 24

    What Is A Virtual Currency?

    What Is A Virtual Currency?
    The legality of certain virtual currencies can be murky.  While some currencies, like Bitcoin, can be readily traded for goods and services, however, other virtual currencies remain where regulation is more questionable. To that point,…
Rank this Week: 4353

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: 2173

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    Google May be a Verb, but Verb Use Alone Does Not Constitute Genericne

    Google May be a Verb, but Verb Use Alone Does Not Constitute Genericne
    Just Google it. Can you Google the score? Have you Googled the restaurant’s reviews? These are all common phrases in today’s internet-reliant society, and it’s entirely due to the creation of Google and its widespread…
  • Oct 5

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Venue Requirements for Patent Case

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Venue Requirements for Patent Case
    Until the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 22, 2017 ruling in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States district courts had interpreted the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. §1400(b), to…
  • Sep 28

    Wine and Spirits Are not Always Confusingly Similar

    Wine and Spirits Are not Always Confusingly Similar
      Brand litigation can be extreme in the consumer products space and even more so for alcoholic beverages (legal cannabis brand owners take note and start stockpiling your war chest).  It’s not uncommon for litigation to arise…
Rank this Week: 1080

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: 3308

Jachimowicz Pointer Blog

Jachimowicz Pointer Blog

Covers personal injury, DUI, criminal defense, employment law and workers compensation cases.

http://www.jpelaw.com/san-jose-law-blog
  • Oct 16

    Residents Take to the Streets to Prevent San Jose Pedestrian Accident

    Residents Take to the Streets to Prevent San Jose Pedestrian Accident
    To reduce the city’s high pedestrian fatality rate, San Jose sponsors workshops throughout the area to get citizen feedback. In these workshops, neighborhood residents often take to the streets, with an eye towards identifying…
  • Oct 12

    New App Promises to Help Protect Store Customer Against Slip and Fall Accident

    New App Promises to Help Protect Store Customer Against Slip and Fall Accident
    Slip and fall accidents are common in grocery and retail stores. Unfortunately, when these accidents happen, the damages can be severe. Even a seemingly minor fall could cause injuries requiring long-term medical care, while resulting in…
  • Oct 11

    Employer Obligations Under ERISA: Common Violation

    Employer Obligations Under ERISA: Common Violation
    The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (or ERISA) is an important compilation of federal laws designed to protect the retirement income security of workers employed in the private sector who have health and pension plans through their…
Rank this Week: 1750

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

http://irvinebusinesslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    City of Los Angeles - Mandatory Paid Sick Leave (Potholes and Pitfalls)

    City of Los Angeles - Mandatory Paid Sick Leave (Potholes and Pitfalls)
    The City of Los Angeles has a mandatory paid sick leave (PSL) law which is part of its minimum wage ordinance and which has been in effect since July 1, 2016 for employers with 26 or more employees.  The Los Angeles PSL…
  • Apr 1

    New California Laws Effecting California Businesses in 2017

    New California Laws Effecting California Businesses in 2017
    LAW AND FORUM CHOICE IN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTSLaw: SB1241Employees who primarily work and reside in California cannot be required by employers to enter agreements that would put their claims in a non-California forum or generally litigate…
  • Jun 22

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement
    In California the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) adjudicates wage claims on behalf of workers who file claims for nonpayment of wages, overtime, or vacation pay, pursuant to California Labor Code sections 96 and 98. DLSE…
Rank this Week: 1984

Jeff R. Layfield Blog

Jeff R. Layfield Blog

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

http://www.layfieldlawfirm.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 2261

Jerry Burleson

Jerry Burleson

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

http://www.jerryburleson.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    How Can You Overcome the Business Judgment Rule?

    How Can You Overcome the Business Judgment Rule?
    Broadly speaking, the business judgment rule protects business decisions by corporate directors from judicial review. Specifically, it creates a presumption that when corporate directors make business decisions, they do so in good faith, on…
  • Apr 27

    Loans by the Corporation to Directors and Officers in California: The Big No-No!

    Loans by the Corporation to Directors and Officers in California: The Big No-No!
    By Gerald P. Burleson, Member of the California Bar, and Emily Bishop, 3rd year law student, University of San Diego Law School, and a candidate for the July, 2017 California Bar Exam © 2017 by Gerald P. Burleson, all rights reserved The…
  • Apr 7

    Involuntary Dissolution of a California Corporation: The Nuclear Option for Mistreatment of Minority Shareholder

    Involuntary Dissolution of a California Corporation: The Nuclear Option for Mistreatment of Minority Shareholder
    Unlike a partner in a partnership, a minority shareholder has no right to dissolve a corporation merely by withdrawing her interest. Absent judicial intervention, corporate dissolution occurs only at the consent of all shareholders. Although…
Rank this Week: 3004

JKR Law

JKR Law

Covers criminal laws affecting California residents.

http://www.jkrlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 10

    CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE 459 AUTO BURGLARY

    CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE 459 AUTO BURGLARY
    CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE 459 AUTO BURGLARY Today, we will discuss auto burglary.  Auto burglary is on the rise.  We are always reminded to lock our vehicles, hide our valuables from sight, and better yet, store our valuables in the…
  • Sep 5

    THE MENTAL HEALTH COURT SYSTEM IN CALIFORNIA

    THE MENTAL HEALTH COURT SYSTEM IN CALIFORNIA
    CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL LAW: HOW THE MENTAL HEALTH COURT SYSTEM WORKS –Introduction Many people by now are pretty familiar with how the criminal court system works in California.  But many are not aware of what happens when someone who…
  • Jul 30

    CALIFORNIA STATE PAROLE BOARD GIVEN MORE DISCRETION TO GRANT PAROLE

    CALIFORNIA STATE PAROLE BOARD GIVEN MORE DISCRETION TO GRANT PAROLE
    CALIFORNIA STATE PAROLE BOARD GIVEN MORE DISCRETION TO GRANT PAROLE For years, members of the State Board of Parole Hearings could, and often would, deny prisoners early release based on their past, focusing solely on the criminal offense…
Rank this Week: 1503

John Rogers Burk

John Rogers Burk

Covers estate planning and elder law in California.

http://www.roseville-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    Your Child’s Inheritance

    Your Child’s Inheritance
      Many people give little thought to the details of leaving behind their estate.  They figure if they’ve drawn up a Will, the matter is settled and requires no more thought.  If you have children, however, there is more…
  • Mar 6

    Portability–Using Your Deceased Spouse’s Estate Tax Exemption

    Portability–Using Your Deceased Spouse’s Estate Tax Exemption
      I recently appreciated being able to use this IRS Revenue Procedure to help a client.  However, it does have one important requirement that is time-sensitive. In amendments to the Internal Revenue Code in December 2010…
  • Feb 25

    What You Need to Know About Being a Trustee

    What You Need to Know About Being a Trustee
    It can be intimidating to be named a Trustee.  It is a big responsibility to be entrusted with a person’s assets.  Likely you’ve been named a successor Trustee, meaning your responsibilities don’t begin until the…
Rank this Week: 3148

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    Conflict Resolution website

    Conflict Resolution website
    Most of my blogging deals with alternative dispute resolution, including alternative ways to practice litigation. Sometimes I re-print those posts here, but usually they remain on a separate site, called Conflict Resolution, which can be…
  • Mar 31

    Conflict resolution, not litigation

    Conflict resolution, not litigation
    I prefer to describe my practice as “conflict resolution” rather than “litigation.” It’s not because I have any objections to filing or defending lawsuits, and I am not at all adverse to taking cases to trial.…
  • Feb 7

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
Rank this Week: 1236

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Oct 9

    Developing Effective (and Legal) Hiring Practice

    Developing Effective (and Legal) Hiring Practice
    Hiring new employees is an essential process for any startup looking to continue its growth. Startups seek to fill their employment needs by hiring the best and brightest employees, but hiring process can be long and cumbersome, diverting…
  • Aug 18

    Some things to Consider Before Signing a Commercial Lease

    Some things to Consider Before Signing a Commercial Lease
    Startup owners may become overwhelmed in their search for commercial office space. Most often, entrepreneurs will need to lease office space because they neither own nor have the finances for purchasing the space they require. As a result,…
  • Jul 3

    Protecting the Technology Sector from Policy Changes to the H-1B Visa

    Protecting the Technology Sector from Policy Changes to the H-1B Visa
    On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at reforming the visa program for foreign technical workers. While the order itself calls for relatively tame measures, it signals a larger trend in the visa program…
Rank this Week: 2349

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

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

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year!The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County); Copyright 2012 by Kurt Koehler The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI)…
  • Dec 30

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation
    "Hoverboards" as they have become known, have become popular this past year.  As explained in this Wall Street Journal article, the history and intellectual property behind the device is a bit murky.  When it comes to this…
  • Feb 28

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law
    In 2007 California enacted a law banning the sale of handguns that lack the ability to imprint the weapon's make, model, and serial number on the cartridge when the bullet is fired.  The purpose of the law is fairly obvious. …
Rank this Week: 3292

Kuzyk Law Blog

Kuzyk Law Blog

Covers personal injury law.

http://kuzyklaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1476

LA's Dopest Attorney

LA's Dopest Attorney

Covers drugs, criminal law and LA life. By Allison B. Margolin.

http://allisonmargolin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    How lawyer navigates sea of secrecy in bizarre case

    How lawyer navigates sea of secrecy in bizarre case
    By Henry Weinstein, Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAugust 15, 2007SAN FRANCISCO — Oakland lawyer Jon Eisenberg calls the case of Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation v. George W. Bush the strangest he has ever handled. How strange? Eisenberg was…
  • Aug 14

    LINDSAY LOHAN: LAWSUIT OVER CAR PURSUIT

    LINDSAY LOHAN: LAWSUIT OVER CAR PURSUIT
    Lindsay Lohan was sued Tuesday for assault and negligence by a passenger in a car the actress allegedly chased while drunk last month
  • Aug 12

    ON THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRIVACY

    ON THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRIVACY
    Oregon subpoenas worry medical marijuana advocates PORTLAND (AP) — Federal subpoenas seeking medical records of 17 Oregon medical marijuana patients have growers and users upset and nervous even as a federal judge considers whether to throw…
Rank this Week: 3922

Law and Software

Law and Software

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

http://www.lawandsoftware.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    With or Without DACA You Are Still American DREAMer

    With or Without DACA You Are Still American DREAMer
    I’d like to make a few comments. They may be helpful Since the election, many people are making scary comments and predictions about immigration in the new Donald Trump world.  I don’t believe that these nightmare…
  • Sep 27

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery
    I have two active sites. This one, and law191.org – my community immigration law office site. I keep them separate because I am not writing a splog. I need this blog space to write about anything and everything without worrying whether…
  • Sep 11

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful
    Giving back is good. This truth we hold to be  self-evident. Lawyers learn the importance of service from their first days in law school. Securities lawyers take asylum cases, high-powered litigators mediate landlord-tenant disputes and…
Rank this Week: 2017

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Jan 30

    El Defenso de Owen Hanson

    El Defenso de Owen Hanson
    I have the honor of representing Owen Hanson in charges related to alleged narcotics (methamphetamine and cocaine) and gambling activity. HIs case, which is filed in the federal criminal court in San Diego, has gotten a great deal of…
  • Jan 30

    Defense of Owen Hanson

    Defense of Owen Hanson
    I have the honor of representing Owen Hanson in charges related to alleged narcotics (methamphetamine and cocaine) and gambling activity. HIs case, which is filed in the federal criminal court in San Diego, has gotten a great deal of…
  • Jul 24

    Of Bridges, Police, And Criminal Defense Attorney

    Of Bridges, Police, And Criminal Defense Attorney
      I just got back from a vacation.  Yes, a vacation for me is taking three days off, driving 500 miles to go fishing, worrying about my clients, putting out a fishing line, catching no fish, worrying more about my clients, and…
Rank this Week: 2917

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: 2596

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Covers news and law in the area of video games, digital law, privacy, and technology.

http://dlr-law.com/writings--pubs.html
  • Aug 26

    meet my $3000 facial cream

    meet my $3000 facial cream
    ​I KNOW THIS SOUNDS CRAZY, but I just bought a $3000 facial cream. Actually, it's a bit more complicated, but this story demonstrates the brokenness of our healthcare system.​IN SEARCH OF A CUREThe saga began yesterday when my…
  • Aug 25

    meet my $3000 face cream

    meet my $3000 face cream
    ​I KNOW THIS SOUNDS CRAZY, but I just bought a $3000 face cream. Actually, it's a bit more complicated, and I didn't pay the full price, but it clearly demonstrates how broken our healthcare industry really is.​IN SEARCH OF A…
  • Jan 20

    GENERAL PATTON’S FINAL BATTLE  - PUBLICITY RIGHTS OF DEPARTED CELEBRITIES IN VIDEO GAMES

    GENERAL PATTON’S FINAL BATTLE  - PUBLICITY RIGHTS OF DEPARTED CELEBRITIES IN VIDEO GAMES
    [...]
Rank this Week: 3183

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Nov 9

    Prop 64 and old marijuana conviction

    Prop 64 and old marijuana conviction
    Last night, California voters passed Proposition 64 which made sweeping changes to the marijuana laws. Possession by adults over 21 for personal, recreational use is now (as of 12:01 Wednesday November 9, 2016) legal in California. …
  • Jul 8

    Shoplifting and Corrective Education Company (CEC) cla

    Shoplifting and Corrective Education Company (CEC) cla
    There’s another twist to shoplifting cases now – Corrective Education Company (CEC).   I recently heard about somebody that was stopped and accused of shoplifting in a large store – it rhymes with Walmart – and…
  • Jul 2

    Can a guest allow the police to search your house?

    Can a guest allow the police to search your house?
    I had the question asked: can a guest who is staying in your house allow the police to search? What about if they were to call the police and invite them to search? Would that evidence still be admissible against the homeowner?  Apparent…
Rank this Week: 3956

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Limits to Medi-Cal Recovery (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Limits to Medi-Cal Recovery (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    By:  Matthew M. Shafae, Attorney Law Office of Roy W. Litherland The future of Medi-Cal eligibility has been the subject of speculation for a little over a decade now. Will the California implementation of the federal Medicaid system,…
  • Jan 26

    Special Needs Trusts: Two Words to Say Fairne

    Special Needs Trusts: Two Words to Say Fairne
    Special Needs Trusts (also called Supplemental Needs Trusts) are specific types of trusts that allow a disabled person to be the beneficiary of a trust while not interrupting his/her eligibility to receive government assistance. Without a…
  • Jan 26

    Special Needs Trusts: Two Words to Say Fairne

    Special Needs Trusts: Two Words to Say Fairne
    Special Needs Trusts (also called Supplemental Needs Trusts) are specific types of trusts that allow a disabled person to be the beneficiary of a trust while not interrupting his/her eligibility to receive government assistance. Without a…
Rank this Week: 1972

Law Office of Seth L. Hanson Blog

Law Office of Seth L. Hanson Blog

Covers California Bankruptcy.

https://hansonattorney.com/blog
  • Oct 2

    Law Office of Seth L. Hanson Wins Elite Service Award

    Law Office of Seth L. Hanson Wins Elite Service Award
    The Law Office of Seth L. Hanson is both thankful and delighted to have the opportunity to join an exclusive network of bankruptcy lawyers by accepting the prestigious Elite Service Award from ARAG Network Attorneys! ARAG has helped…
  • Sep 21

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Small Business Owner

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Small Business Owner
    Operating a small business is not for the faint of heart. As many small business owners know, there are dozens of unforeseen issues that usually arise that can cause crisis for any business. Among the most common issues for a small business…
  • Sep 18

    Paying Creditors In Bankruptcy

    Paying Creditors In Bankruptcy
    When you file for bankruptcy protection, a legal entity called the bankruptcy estate is created. Your bankruptcy estate consists of all the property you own. If there are any non-exempt assets in your bankruptcy estate the bankruptcy trustee…
Rank this Week: 1725

Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman…

Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman Blog

Covers criminal and DUI defense news and updates.

http://www.danielperlmanlaw.com/blog.shtml
  • Oct 12

    Weinstein Fired for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

    Weinstein Fired for Alleged Sexual Misconduct
    In light of a recent article documenting numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company, the company he co-founded with his brother. After Alleged Sexual Misconduct Harvey Weinstein Fired…
  • Oct 5

    Equifax Data Breach and Internet Crime

    Equifax Data Breach and Internet Crime
    In August, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced that over 140 million had their information compromised after a data breach took place between May and July. Internet Crime and the Equifax Data Breach It has now been reported…
  • Sep 28

    The Holiday Season is the Biggest Time For Crime

    The Holiday Season is the Biggest Time For Crime
    The holiday season is often the biggest time for crime. If you’ve been accused of committing a crime during the holidays, you’ll want to know just what you’ll need to avoid jail time the rest of 2017 and in 2018. The Biggest…
Rank this Week: 1247

Law Offices of Elliott Kanter Blog

Law Offices of Elliott Kanter Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.enkanter.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Driving Under The Influence of Marijuana

    Driving Under The Influence of Marijuana
    If you are high on pot and you’re driving in California, you can be arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Marijuana-DUI arrests – and serious traffic collisions and injuries related to marijuana intoxication…
  • Jun 23

    Crime Rate Declines In San Diego – Is Proposition 47 The Reason?

    Crime Rate Declines In San Diego – Is Proposition 47 The Reason?
    It’s hard to believe, but it is nevertheless true. While the national news was filled with stories last year about rising crime in Baltimore, Chicago, and several other major cities, crime in San Diego was plummeting. In fact, the crime…
  • May 20

    How A Motion To Suppress Can Help Your DUI Case

    How A Motion To Suppress Can Help Your DUI Case
    According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, in the decade starting with 2003 and ending with 2012, prosecutors in this state won DUI convictions against 76.6 percent of those charged with the crime. Thus, in any typical year,…
Rank this Week: 1737

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

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

http://www.swhlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4439

Lawyer On A Leash Blog

Lawyer On A Leash Blog

Covers how to hire and work with a lawyer. By Gideon Grunfeld.

http://lawyeronaleash.com/loal-blog/
  • Jul 21

    How Important Is A Lawyer’s Computer Skills?

    How Important Is A Lawyer’s Computer Skills?
    When lawyers charge by the hour, it is natural to question how much of their time is wasted because they aren’t proficient at using software such as Word and Excel. D. Casey Flaherty, who works as a lawyer in the Law Department of Kia…
  • Jul 7

    Marketing Advice Lawyers Receive

    Marketing Advice Lawyers Receive
    The American Bar Association Journal on July 1 published an article entitled, “50 simple ways you can market your practice.” It is directed to lawyers and contains such gems as: 17.) People sometimes need to be convinced that…
  • Jun 24

    Getting Your Lawyer To Estimate Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Litigation

    Getting Your Lawyer To Estimate Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Litigation
    “I don’t know what this lawsuit will cost because there are so many factors involved, and I don’t control many of them.” Can’t tell you how many times I have heard experienced litigators voice this sentiment when…
Rank this Week: 4231

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

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

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Dec 11

    {New Blog Post} Features of "Family Business"

    {New Blog Post} Features of "Family Business"
    Estate Planning Consultant Steven M. Goldberg highlights characteristics or features of a family business in Chapter 1 of the 2014 edition of Matthew Bender's California Small Business Guide:For a family business entity that is an active…
  • Dec 11

    {New Blog Post} The "family business"

    {New Blog Post} The "family business"
    Family Business DefinedA "family business" is an enterprise owned or controlled by members of the same family. The term refers to the actual dollars and cents ownership of the business, rather than its legal structure. In terms of an active…
  • Sep 2

    What is the California Capital Access…

    What is the California Capital Access Program?California Capital Access Program or CalCAP is a loan program run by the California Pollution Control Financing Authority.Since it began, CalCAP lenders have cumulatively loaned over $2.2 billion…
Rank this Week: 4138

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
Rank this Week: 2188

Ledger & Associates Blog

Ledger & Associates Blog

Covers auto accidents and personal injury law.

http://www.ledgerlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Asbestos and the EPA: Asbestos Thrives While People Die

    Asbestos and the EPA: Asbestos Thrives While People Die
    Chemicals and New Laws Keep the EPA Busy Asbestos is composed of complex chemical properties that are simply life-threatening.  Asbestos still remains in decaying manufacturing sites, unused shipyards, old railroad tracks, old buildings,…
  • Sep 26

    Asbestos Lawsuits: Compensation After Asbestos Exposure

    Asbestos Lawsuits: Compensation After Asbestos Exposure
    Many companies wrongfully exposed workers to asbestos throughout the better part of the 20th century. Each day, those same workers are being diagnosed with asbestos-related cancers, incurring medical costs for treatment, and experiencing…
  • Jul 17

    California Appears Ready to Impose Deposition Time Limits in Asbestos Case

    California Appears Ready to Impose Deposition Time Limits in Asbestos Case
    On July 3, 2017,California’s State Assembly was poised to vote on a new law that aims to significantly alter deposition procedures for many asbestos cases filed in the state of California. As it stands, the bill has been read a third…
Rank this Week: 3050

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, trucking acident and product liability law. By Brett A. Burlison.

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • May 10

    Walk For Brain Injury In San Francisco

    Walk For Brain Injury In San Francisco
    The Brain Injury Association of California is holding its ninth (9th) annual walk for brain injury in San Francisco and other locations this Summer. The walk is a great opportunity to raise awareness of an injury and disease that impacts…
  • May 6

    Playgrounds And Traumatic Brain Injury

    Playgrounds And Traumatic Brain Injury
    A new study from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has found the incidence of tribes to the ER due to traumatic brain injury among children under 14 increased significantly from 2005 to 2013. Researchers theorized that the…
  • Aug 13

    Injury Victims Using Exoskeleton

    Injury Victims Using Exoskeleton
    We have written previously about robotics and exoskeletons helping injury victims. But the importance of this technology cannot be overstated. So when we came across a product like ReWalk Robotics we felt that we really needed to share…
Rank this Week: 3609

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 1812

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 3551

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 624

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Watch out, Lara Croft!

    Watch out, Lara Croft!
    Have you ever been sitting in your cubicle and thought that there has to be more to life than just sitting here in my cubicle?  Have you ever wondered how Indiana Jones or Lara Croft got their start as archaeologists (or tomb raiders, as…
  • Oct 2

    Word of the Month for October 2017: Novelty

    Word of the Month for October 2017: Novelty
    Picture it.  You've been dreaming of a contraption for years and having just received a B.S. degree in engineering, you finally understand that that contraption is a new mousetrap.  A mousetrap? Really!?! Well, some people dream of…
  • Sep 25

    Get it together

    Get it together
    Once upon a time there was a mayor named Marion Barry. Marion was a nice enough fellow except for the fact that he had a rather nasty drug habit.  In fact, while in office, Marion was arrested for possession of cocaine following an…
Rank this Week: 3466

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/
Rank this Week: 3241

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://chs-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Do you have a bad car loan? If your car is worth less than what you owe, it might be possible to use Chapter 13 bankruptcy to lower your balance or interest rate. If other words, you can sometimes “cram down” the principle balance…
  • Jan 30

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe
    In recent weeks, a lender based in California called LoanMe started flooding local radio stations with advertisements for debt consolidation loans. LoanMe offers unsecured personal loans up to $100,000 and unsecured business loan up to…
  • Oct 17

    Fix the Hole First, Then Bail the Water

    Fix the Hole First, Then Bail the Water
    You’ve read in the past about signs that might warrant delaying a bankruptcy.  In this article, I want to focus more on unresolved addiction or behavioral issues. Sometimes you need to fix the hole in your boat before you can get…
Rank this Week: 902

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Aug 21

    Right to Publicity and the California Court of Appeals: What to Know

    Right to Publicity and the California Court of Appeals: What to Know
    Recently, the California Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling by the lower court on the controversial issue of the right of publicity that many had deemed to be dangerous for many digital giants like Facebook and Linked-In. The right of…
  • Jul 24

    The Colloquialization of Crime: Why Understanding the History of the Law Matter

    The Colloquialization of Crime: Why Understanding the History of the Law Matter
    With the newest revelations about the communication between the Trump Campaign and a Russian lawyer who allegedly had ties to the Kremlin, many pundits and reporters are asking the same question: Is collusion a crime? Despite the speculation…
  • Jun 16

    5 Weird and Wacky U.S. Marijuana Laws You Might Not Believe

    5 Weird and Wacky U.S. Marijuana Laws You Might Not Believe
    Federal regulations can be incredibly complex, but the law can become even more complicated on the state level. Legislation can vary wildly depending on where you are in the nation. For more than 100 years, state courts have used the idea of…
Rank this Week: 2093

License Advocates Law Group

License Advocates Law Group

Provides information for professional and occupational licensees and license applicants in California who have been denied a license, credential, or certificate or who are at risk for disciplinary action (revocation, suspension, probation) against the license by the State.

http://licenseadvocateslawgroup.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4301

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • 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…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 4368