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Judge Strikes Down Teacher Tenure in California

California education employment codes found unconstitutional. Tenure struck down.
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Real Estate Foreclosure in Palm Springs

What is foreclosure? - To foreclose on property is for a creditor to assert a claim of right, given by the owner of property to a creditor, to...

Corporate Structure, Levels of Legal Control Over a Practice

When the partners in a health care practice argue, usually it comes from one of these problem areas: control, compensation, exit. Today I�ll...

DUI Collision in Riverside County Causes Major Injuries

A driver was seriously injured in a Riverside County car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a news...

The True Cost of Lowering Audit Fees Is Increased Restatement Risk

In association with general cost cutting measures over recent years, many companies have pressured their vendors to reduce fees. This downward...

California Child Support Laws - The Basics

With divorce effecting over three quarters of marriages nowadays, there is a constant demand for answers to the unknowns. Oftentimes, the most...

Bankruptcy vs Other Options

When you think about filing bankruptcy you really want to understand all your options. This is the quick overview of bankruptcy vs other other...

Why Hire an Immigration Attorney in California

Those individuals, who want to move permanently to any state, require immigrant visas. The process is long and complicated, and if you are...

Tips to Select the Best Immigration Lawyer in California

Keep in mind that it’s not that easy to choose a skilled professional among the great variety of the immigration lawyers in California. If you...

Court Rules Copyright Ownership Can Be Transferred Using Electronic Signature

In a matter of first impression, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an electronic signature can create a legally binding...

New Report: Mortgage Default Risk Remains High

Mortgage default risk continues to plague the housing recovery. A new report issued by the American Enterprise Institute indicated that the...

Is Same Sex Marriage Green Card Interview Different?

There may be different aspects for the “proof of marriage” evidence that is provided at a marriage green card interview that may make proving...

Same Sex Marriage Green Card

Same sex marriage green card applications can now be filed by USA citizens and USA lawful permanent residents for their same sex spouses. The...

The Basics of Opening an Auto Accident Insurance Claim in California

The basic steps involved in opening up and presenting an initial claim for bodily injury or property damage following a traffic collision in...

Entertainment Industry Study Finds Online Piracy Growing

Online copyright infringement shows no signs of slowing down, according to a new study commissioned by NBCUniversal and prepared by NetNames....

Two Years Later: Where Does the America Invents Act Stand?

Congress passed the America Invents Act (AIA) roughly two years ago. However, many of the law’s provisions only became effective on March 16,...

Los Angeles Area Man Arrested on Financial Elder Abuse Charges

A financial advisor was recently arrested at a seminar in Los Angeles on financial elder abuse charges.

Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits Plentiful

A large portion of the whistleblower lawsuits that are filed are related to the healthcare industry. The government funding of Medicare and...

Choosing a California Criminal Defense Attorney

Californian criminal defense is a complex field, involving numerous state and federal statuses, as well as other regulations. Thereby, if you...

The Situation with Clive Bundy in Nevada Shows the True Cost of Government Regulations

To say that the situation in Nevada between federal officials and cattle rancher Clive Bundy has gotten out of hand would be an understatement.

Fighting Back Against Internet Defamation

The internet is a tempting forum for employees and competitors to get revenge by posting negative reviews. Many consumers read websites such as...

Google Expands Patent Search Tool

Google’s Patent Search engine is a valuable and underutilized tool for inventors and businesses. It allows users to search several patent...

What to do After an Auto Accident - At the Scene and When You Get Home

When talking to the other drivers, never discuss blame, even if they were clearly at fault. There is rarely anything productive that can result...

What To Do After An Auto Accident - Part 2

Concluding the event requires valuing and negotiating your dispute with the others involved in your auto accident. Generally, this involves...

Entertainment Industry Study Finds Online Piracy Growing

Online copyright infringement shows no signs of slowing down, according to a new study commissioned by NBCUniversal and prepared by NetNames....

Using Bankruptcy to Eliminate Credit Card Debt

Have you fallen so behind on your credit card debt that you just cannot get them paid? If so, continuing to struggle is the worst thing that you...

Are You Getting Shortchanged on Patent Royalties?

Licensing intellectual property can be a lucrative stream of revenue. However, businesses need to have procedures in place to ensure accurate...

Has the Disease Finally Arrived for the Cure?

Some used to call aging a normal process. Today's marketing gurus seem to call it a disease... for which they, fortunately, have a cure... or do...

Oseonecrosis of the Jaw and Fosamax

Has the medication which is designed to help bone growth been linked to bone disease?

Is Pradaxa an Anticoagulant Without an Antidote?

At least the commonly used anticoagulant, Warfarin, could be reversed when needed, can the same be said of the new generation of anticoagulants?

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action

A common law system (one where previous court opinions define the meaning of the law) can be very useful. It can also result in some rather...

MLK’s Historic Speech Protected by Copyright

If you watched coverage of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, you may have noticed that very few programs...

Judge Rules Apple and Samsung Do Not Have to Disclose Profits in Patent Litigation

If you were hoping the epic battle between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. would result in the release of some juicy inside information,...

What makes a Lawyer Websites Effective?

If you have an existing website, or strategy to establish one in the near future, it's important to comprehend the characteristics that can make...

California Insurance Agent Sentenced For Financial Fraud That Targeted Seniors

A Los Angeles area insurance agent accused of defrauding senior citizens will spend five years in jail and was ordered by the court to pay $1.2...

Stock Risk Comes With Some Life Insurance Policies

The rising stock market has also broadened the appeal of certain investments such as variable universal life and indexed universal life...

Chinese Legislature Passes Trademark Law Amendments

The Chinese legislature recently passed comprehensive reforms to the country’s trademark laws. The changes should make it easier for U.S....

New Path for Accelerated Damages Discovery Requires Immediate Expert Assistance

The Eastern District of Texas is well known for its intense patent activity and already provides early disclosure of infringement and invalidity...

Harvard Professor Fires Back Against Copyright Infringement Claims

Harvard University Law Professor Lawrence Lessig is fighting back against allegations that his online lecture posted on YouTube violates the...

Whistleblowers Helping the Public By Exposing Fraud

The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted to assist the government with discovering financial fraud. A...

Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer - Be Careful!

If you have been injured in an accident and need an accident attorney, you will have no trouble finding one. Personal injury lawyers are a dime...

How Arbitrary and Nasty the Power of Eminent Domain Can Be

Seizure of the Barries' Colorado dream cabin shows how arbitrary and nasty the power of eminent domain can be.

Copyright FAQ: What is Considered Fair Use?

When deciding whether you can use someone else’s work without permission, there are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration....

GAO Reports Sheds Light on Impact of NPEs

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report on the impact of non-practicing entities (NPEs). The findings debunk many...

The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and What It May Mean for You

The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“Revised LLC Act”) to be enacted on January 1, 2014 may dramatically affect...

Corporate Structure for a New Business

How to structure a new business venture focusing on small businesses that have only a few shareholders or partners. Four important issues for...

Weigh the Benefits and Drawbacks Prior to Proclaiming Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy takes place when a procedure is started where a debtor obtains court bought relief from needing to settle his/her debts.

Murrieta Bankruptcy Law: The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline

Bankruptcy is when you lawfully proclaim that you can no longer repay your debts. Individuals have the option of either proclaiming chapter 7 or...

The Coastal Commission’s support for AB 976 Shows Due Process Apathy

Every monthly meeting the California Coastal Commission releases a list of bills in the current legislative session that it is supporting. It...

Presidential Hopefuls Taking Heat for Possible Copyright Infringement

Every election season, at least one of the candidates seems to end up in legal hot water over music used by the campaign. in 2012, it was Newt...



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