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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...

Green Technology Pilot Program Marks 500th Patent

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced that it has issued the 500th patent through its Green Technology Pilot...

There Are Bankruptcy Laws That Can Shield United States Citizens

Some times individuals get to a point where they have taken on too much credit and become overpowered by the weight of too much debt, simply...

A Call for Big Patent Changes

Federal Judge Richard Posner recently dismissed the high-profile intellectual property litigation between Apple and Motorola, after determining...

Whistleblower Reward Is $63.9 Million In JP Morgan Mortgage Fraud Case

A whistleblower will receive $63.9 million for providing information to the government that lead to a recovery.

Considerations to Filing Bankruptcy

Filing bankruptcy ought to just be thought about after the other options have been tired. Bear in mind the fact that a number of services for...

Personal Bankruptcy And Harassing Creditors

Just about everyone who gets a little behind on their bills will get a friendly reminder call from a creditor. But once in awhile, those calls...

Are Neutral Experts the Key to Complicated IP Litigation?

Judge Richard Posner is taking a novel approach to the upcoming patent litigation between Apple and Motorola. He is using court-appointed...

What Does Neil Young Have Against MP3s? Rock Legend Seeks Trademark for New Audio Format

Legendary rocker Neil Young reportedly does not like how his songs currently sound on his iPod. To remedy the problem, he is working on a new,...

Who Supervises the Property Management Company on a Triple Net Lease?

Real Estate Litigation lawyers should be aware of their client’s Property Management Company and what their responsibilities are in a Triple Net...

Federal Whistleblower Complaints Can Be Filed Online

Whistleblowers are now able to file certain complaints online. Whistleblower complaints that are overseen by OSHA can be filed online.

USPTO Issues Guidance to Patent Examiner in Wake of Prometheus Decision

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a memorandum to its patent examiners regarding the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Mayo...

Has Louis Vuitton Gone Too Far to Protect Its Trademark?

The intellectual property world is buzzing about the trademark dispute brewing between luxury brand Louis Vuitton and University of Pennsylvania...

The California Coastal Commission Reviews Fracking Along the California Coast

Whether the California Coastal Commission Eventually Regulates Fracking On the Outer Continental Shelf Will Have More to Do with Federalism than...

Vesting of Contingent Compensation in Pay or Played Television Director Agreement

One of the issues in negotiating director agreements in television is whether contingent compensation provision applies in situations where a...

U.S. Gymnasts Are Not the First “Fab Five”

If the U.S. women’s Olympic team wants to capitalize on their gold medal win, they may need to hire an experienced trademark attorney. The...

Elder Abuse Hurts Families

The cycle of violence is hard to break. Problems can occur when a child that was abused becomes the caregiver for the parent that did the...

Whistleblower False Claims Case Settles for $6.5 Million

A $6.5 million dollar settlement has been reached in a federal whistleblower lawsuit. There were allegations that a military contractor had...

China Leads the World in Patent Filing

China was the world’s top patent filer for 2011, according to a new Thompson Reuters report. The significant uptick is attributed to the...

Workers' Compensation Dependents

Not everybody is entitled to survivor benefit. Individuals who might be thought about dependents for the purposes of workers' compensation death...

Copyright FAQ: What Is a “Useful Article?”

In a recent copyright infringement case involving Batman’s famous ride, the Batmobile, a U.S. federal judge ruled that the famous car was...

Six California Residents Arrested For Financial Elder Abuse Scams

Six California residents have been arrested for scams that targeted senior citizens. The suspects were arrested in southern California.

Three Convictions in Medicare Fraud Case

A federal jury recently convicted three people on charges related to Medicare fraud. The fraud took place during the time frame of 2006 - 2011....

Premises Liability Claims in California: What Do You Need to Do if You Are Injured in a Retail Store

Shopping in a store is usually enjoyable and fairly uneventful, but, what happens if you get hurt in a mall or box store like Home Depot? If you...

Patent FAQ: Is My Invention Patentable?

A patent is a valuable property right because it excludes others from “making, using, offering for sale, or selling your invention throughout...

Unpublished Authors and The Battle Against Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement is a hot topic in the entertainment industry and I have worked on my fair share of cases on this issue. Having testified...

Rock Legend Seeks Trademark for New Audio Format

What Does Neil Young Have Against MP3s? Legendary rocker Neil Young reportedly does not like how his songs currently sound on his iPod. To...

Talking to your Kids About Divorce

Divorce can affect your children, both at the time of the divorce and in the future. Emotional effects can include conditions such as anger,...

Taxpayer Standing Can Provide a Bulwark Against Government Overreach in California

In California any taxpayer can bring a lawsuit to stop the implementation of a law that she believes is unconstitutional provided that she is a...

Disagreement About Handling of California Caregiver Abuse Cases

Long -term care advocates and officials disagreed at a recent Assembly hearing.

Strong v. Weak Trademarks: How to Tell the Difference

Strong trademarks are so distinctive that it is easy to prevent a third-party from using the mark. It is subsequently less difficult to both...

The Importance of Writing Good Legal Content

What is Good Legal Content? Good Legal Content is content that serves two purposes, one it gains the attention of the reader, hopefully one...

Addressing The Seventh Circuit’s Concerns Regarding Consumer Surveys in Litigation

In the course of affirming the district court’s decision in Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC v. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., 2013 WL...

Survivor Death Benefits

The death of an injured worker does not influence the liability of the employer for payment of benefits. If an employee dies as a result of an...

Los Angeles Assisted Living Facility Held Responsible for Injuries of Resident

A Los Angeles County assisted living facility has been ordered by a judge to pay a woman who was injured by a fall.

Fair Use in Trademarks

Unlike copyrights, the defense of fair use in trademark law is relatively new and not as developed.

Preserving Evidence after a Motorcycle Accident

Just because a motorcyclist is injured or sustains property damage due to someone else’s negligence and thinks he’s entitled to recover, it...

9th Circuit Court of Appeals to Decide a Major Occupational Licensing Case

Appeals lawyers assess Underwood v. Mackay - whether occupational licensing applicants must submit to all licensing procedures and be denied a...

Shelby County v. Holder and the Constitutionality of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act

Appeals Lawyers Analyze Shelby County v. Holder and the Constitutionality of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

The High Cost of Being Injured in San Francisco

The cost of medical care rendered to seriously injured accident victims in San Francisco is tremendous, especially given the high cost of...

Who Qualifies as a Dependent for Workers' Compensation Death Benefits?

Determining who qualifies as a dependent for workers' compensation death benefits can be a complicated issue.



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