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Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Aug 19

    Salmonella Illnesses Prompt Peanut Butter Recall

    Salmonella Illnesses Prompt Peanut Butter Recall
    nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars…
  • Aug 16

    South Weymouth and Newton Massachusetts Whole Foods Recalls Hamburger After At Least Three Sick with E. coli O157:H7

    South Weymouth and Newton Massachusetts Whole Foods Recalls Hamburger After At Least Three Sick with E. coli O157:H7
    Second Outbreak and Recall Since 2008. Whole Foods Market is recalling 368 pounds of ground beef products from two of its Massachusetts stores because of potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food…
  • Aug 15

    Remembering an FDA Scientist Who Made a Difference – Dr. Erick Snellman

    Remembering an FDA Scientist Who Made a Difference – Dr. Erick Snellman
    By Michael R. Taylor and Samir Assar One year ago this week, our FDA team was touring farms, food processing and packing companies, and irrigation systems in the Pacific Northwest to hear the concerns that growers and others have about…
Rank this Week: 82

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Covers offshore injuries involving fishing vessels. By Beard, Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP.

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

    SEATTLE DIVER DROWNS OFF NOME DURING GOLD DREDGING EXPEDITION

    SEATTLE DIVER DROWNS OFF NOME DURING GOLD DREDGING EXPEDITION
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014, a Washington resident died while diving off the dredge ARGO off the coast of Alaska near Nome. The diver was identified as Sean Beals, a resident of Seattle. Around 10:30 p.m., the diver was observed floating...
  • Aug 15

    COAST GUARD RESCUES STRANDED HIKER IN OREGON

    COAST GUARD RESCUES STRANDED HIKER IN OREGON
    A woman who was hiking along the Ecola State Park cliffs near Seaside, Oregon, became trapped by the tide coming in sooner than expected on Sunday, July 6th. The Columbia River Coast Guard Sector received the report from local...
  • Aug 15

    COAST GUARD RESCUE IN YAQUINA BAY, OREGON

    COAST GUARD RESCUE IN YAQUINA BAY, OREGON
    A boat capsized near the Yaquina Bay Coast Guard Station on July 3, 2014, putting three people in the water. The boat capsized after running into the wake of another vessel, and was seen by Lt. Robert Ornelas, commanding...
Rank this Week: 268

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Where Listeria Fruit was Sold

    Where Listeria Fruit was Sold
    When the FDA and Wawona Packing announced a recall of certain “stone fruits” due to a positive Listeria test, it appeared to be a somewhat standard, and likely limited recall.... Continue Reading
  • Jul 26

    Listeria Sandwiches Recalled

    Listeria Sandwiches Recalled
    Great American Marketing, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 475 pounds of FSIS and FDA-regulated, ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of…
  • Jul 19

    California Stone Fruit Prompts Listeria Recall

    California Stone Fruit Prompts Listeria Recall
    Dierbergs Markets is pulling from its stores a number of tree-ripened stone fruits from a California-based packing company. Wawona Packing Co. has issued a voluntary recall of conventional and organic... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 296

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Aug 17

    Immigration reform will help Washington State’s demand for tech worker

    Immigration reform will help Washington State’s demand for tech worker
    Immigration reform will help Washington State’s demand for tech workers.  On August 6th, 2014, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported that the Washington State is the 5th fastest growing state in the US for tech jobs, yet there…
  • Aug 12

    Three Ways President Obama Can Take Executive Action for Business Immigration

    Three Ways President Obama Can Take Executive Action for Business Immigration
    (This article was written a few weeks ago but it is applicable today as it was a few weeks ago).  Three Ways President Obama Can Take Executive Action for Business Immigration Immigration reform was declared dead last week.  Yes,…
  • Aug 12

    September 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

    September 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary
    The September 2014 visa bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico:  F2A category advances a whole 8 months taking the priority date at 1…
Rank this Week: 312

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various accident, injury, and medical malpractice topics including nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Worker at Bellevue College construction cites falls to death

    Worker at Bellevue College construction cites falls to death
    A construction worker fell several stories to his death while on a ladder at the new Bellevue College Health Sciences Building which is under construction. The construction accident occurred on Monday morning around 10:30 am. Bellevue police…
  • Jul 17

    One person dead, two seriously injured in Lake Washington boating accident

    One person dead, two seriously injured in Lake Washington boating accident
    One woman has been killed and a man and a woman were taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition after a Lake Washington boating accident in which a powerboat struck a sailboat around 10:30pm. In what might be a case of boating…
  • Jul 16

    Pedestrian accidents and the elderly

    Pedestrian accidents and the elderly
    Every year, more than 4,000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Older adults -- those 65 and older -- account for 19% of all pedestrian accident fatalities and another 52,000 older Americans are treated…
Rank this Week: 322

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 351

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on shigella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart

    Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart
    Wife of active duty U.S. Navy diver is one of 275 people who became ill with Shigellosis Attorneys Bill Marler and Drew Falkenstein of Marler Clark, the nation’s only law... Continue Reading
  • Jul 27

    Arkansas Salsarita’s Restaurant Linked to Shigella Outbreak

    Arkansas Salsarita’s Restaurant Linked to Shigella Outbreak
    Salsarita’s Restaurant in the Walmart Home Office Café in Bentonville has reopened following a Shigella outbreak that made 275 sick in nine states according to the Benton County Health Department.... Continue Reading
  • Jul 21

    Indiana and Michigan Report Increase in Shigella

    Indiana and Michigan Report Increase in Shigella
    With over 200 cases of shigellosis reported in the state and many parents in Indiana are keeping children out of the water where it’s believed many are contracting the illness.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 463

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division
    Unlike the federal circuits, the Washington Court of Appeals is a "unitary system"—one court that sits in three divisions, not three separate courts. But sometimes panels from two divisions disagree with each other, so there can be…
  • Jun 20

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse
    Under RPC 1.2(d), a "lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . ."  Does this cover lawyers advising clients under Washington's new marijuana law, when possession is…
  • May 21

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9
    The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission presents a half-day program, Perceptions of Justice, reviewing a report on Washingtonians' perceptions of how they are treated by the police and the courts.June 9, 2014, 8:45 a.m.-noonOB2…
Rank this Week: 458

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on salmonella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Aug 19

    nSpired Natural Foods Recalls Peanut and Almond Butter

    nSpired Natural Foods Recalls Peanut and Almond Butter
    nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass... Continue Reading
  • Aug 14

    Salmonella Chia Outbreak Appears Over

    Salmonella Chia Outbreak Appears Over
    In Canada, four strains of Salmonella were associated with this outbreak: Salmonella Newport, Salmonella Hartford, Salmonella Oranienburg, and Salmonella Saintpaul. In total, 63 cases were reported in British Columbia (14),... Continue…
  • Aug 10

    Beware of Chicks and Ducks with Salmonella

    Beware of Chicks and Ducks with Salmonella
    Friday the CDC updated its ongoing reporting of a Salmonella outbreak linked to baby chickens and ducks.  Now a total of 300 persons infected with the outbreak strains…
Rank this Week: 703

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Aug 14

    Liens: A Brief History

    Liens: A Brief History
    Washington, D.C. is known for playing host to a variety of complex people and institutions.  It should come as no surprise then that the modern construction lien - a complicated legal mechanism itself - was conceived in response to the…
  • Aug 7

    President Obama Signs "Fair Pay" Executive Order

    President Obama Signs "Fair Pay" Executive Order
    President Obama, on Thursday, July 31, 2014, signed an Executive Order that requires contractors bidding on federal government work to disclose labor law violations and gives screening assistance to federal agencies awarding contracts. …
  • Jul 31

    Measuring Date for 90-Day Notice Under the Miller Act is the Date When the Last Equipment was Furnished in Open Book Account

    Measuring Date for 90-Day Notice Under the Miller Act is the Date When the Last Equipment was Furnished in Open Book Account
    On June 20, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the measuring date for the 90-day notice requirement for a Miller Act claim in an open book account is the date when the last materials or equipment were furnished.  As…
Rank this Week: 724

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers various accident and injury accident topics. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.seattlecaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Man injured in road rage incident

    Man injured in road rage incident
    The Associated Press published a story of a Florida man who suffered a broken hand and foot when he was struck by his own truck in what might have been just deserts after it appears that the man was involved in an act of road rage. Joseph…
  • Jul 22

    Preventing accidental hot car death

    Preventing accidental hot car death
    So far this year, there have been 17 children who have died after being left in a hot car. The problem has awareness ever since the death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris and his father's subsequent arrest. According to KidsandCars.org, 670…
  • Jul 15

    Traffic nightmare coming our way: prepare for Westbound I-90 lane closure

    Traffic nightmare coming our way: prepare for Westbound I-90 lane closure
    Traffic is going to be horrendous between Bellevue and Seattle from July 18th to July 25th due to Interstate 90 lane closures between Bellevue and Mercer Island. Adjust your travel schedule or you could be facing huge backups. According to…
Rank this Week: 737

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • May 25

    Campylobacter jejuni Vaccine Set for Human Trial

    Campylobacter jejuni Vaccine Set for Human Trial
    Food Safety News reports that a vaccine to protect against Campylobacter jejuni was recently approved for human clinical trials by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Campylobacter is a major cause of... Continue Reading
  • Feb 4

    Cook Your Chicken Livers to Avoid Campylobacter

    Cook Your Chicken Livers to Avoid Campylobacter
    Since December 2013, Oregon health officials have been looking into the source of Campylobacteriosis that has sickened five individuals in Oregon and Ohio. All cases report eating undercooked or raw chicken... Continue Reading
  • Jan 31

    Coos Bay Oyster Company Issues Recall after Three Ill with Campylobacter

    Coos Bay Oyster Company Issues Recall after Three Ill with Campylobacter
    Coos Bay Oyster Company of Charleston, Oregon is expanding its previous recall of January 30 to include all of its shellstock oysters because they have the potential to be contaminated... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 667

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 818

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Covers employment law, and wage and hour regulations. By Foster Pepper PLLC.

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 972

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Aug 4

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)
    Washington State Law Supreme Court of Washington State v. Homan:  In an opinion authored by Justice Wiggins and joined by Chief Justice Madsen and Justices Fairhurst, J.M. Johnson (P.T.), Stephens, Gonzalez, and Gordon McCloud, the Court…
  • Apr 21

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall
    In the past, Courts interpreted the medical cannabis statue not to prohibit the arrest of those found with medical cannabis, but to provide for their eventual exoneration through court proceedings. This was later interpreted in the case State…
  • Apr 3

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right
    Update: On March 19th The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of current Domestic Violence offender gun ban to keep misdemeanor assaults as a preclusion to possess a firearm. The issue at hand was not whether dangerous violent…
Rank this Week: 1021

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

Covers Hepatitis A news, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Another Reason for Hepatitis A Vaccines – Your Restaurant Remains Closed

    Another Reason for Hepatitis A Vaccines – Your Restaurant Remains Closed
    Tortilla Marissa’s, a Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins, CO, will not reopen until August 9 because of the Hepatitis A scare that the restaurant faced at the end of June, according... Continue Reading
  • Jun 28

    Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker

    Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker
    The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is advising the public about a possible exposure to hepatitis A virus at the Tortilla Marissa’s restaurant located at 2635 S. College... Continue Reading
  • May 25

    2300 Hepatitis A Vaccines Linked to Springfield Red Robin

    2300 Hepatitis A Vaccines Linked to Springfield Red Robin
    KSPR’s Jeff Phillips reports that Springfield Health officials have now administered more than 2,300 doses of the hepatitis A vaccine. Clinics offered by Mercy Springfield and Cox Health Systems treated... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 934

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Aug 16

    LA PIETRA Catches Fire - All Safe

    LA PIETRA Catches Fire - All Safe
    The Coast Guard Motor Life Boat crew and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew responded to an emergency call, and rescued the man and his wife after their vessel caught fire on the Fourth of July. The 70-foot pleasure boat was near Destruction…
  • Aug 5

    F/V Auriga Capsized - All Safe

    F/V Auriga Capsized - All Safe
    A 40-foot purse seiner, the Auriga, capsized Monday near Valdez, the U.S. Coast Guard reports. The four crewmen climbed aboard the Auriga's skiff and the good Samaritan vessel Cornelia Marie rescued them, the Coast Guard says. The Auriga was…
  • Jul 26

    F/V VERNON Wooden Hull Leak, all safe

    F/V VERNON Wooden Hull Leak, all safe
    Friday morning, the crew of purse seiner VERNON, wooden hull built about 1920, contacted the Coast Guard reporting that they had a foot of water in the engine room. Near Ketchikan, Alaska, seas were reported at two feet with 10 mph winds. The…
Rank this Week: 1368

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Director's Only Swim Time

    Director's Only Swim Time
    If your association has a pool, odds are it's been busy this summer with all the 90 degree days we've enjoyed.   And even though we are well into swimming season, it is not too late to review your pool rules to make sure they don't…
  • Aug 7

    Sudden Valley - The Saga Continue

    Sudden Valley - The Saga Continue
    We previously updated you on a recent Washington Court of Appeals decision that has broad implications for how non-condominium homeowner associations adopt budgets and impose assessments. In Casey v. Sudden Valley Community Association, the…
  • Jul 31

    It's About Time

    It's About Time
    Recent Oregon Supreme Court Case Brings Some Needed Clarity to the Statute of Limitations for Oregon Construction Defect Claims. How long does an owner or community association have to bring claims for negligent construction in Oregon? …
Rank this Week: 1172

Local Open Government Blog

Local Open Government Blog

Covers legal issues on open government laws in Washington state and the rest of the nation. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.localopengovernment.com/
  • Aug 12

    Recommended Reading: Ethics and the Public Disclosure Act

    Recommended Reading: Ethics and the Public Disclosure Act
    Foster Pepper's Regulatory & Government Affairs practice recommends reading, "Does Media Coverage of School Shootings Lead to More School Shootings?" to stay up-to-date on conversation related to the Public Disclosure Act. The Stranger…
  • Aug 4

    Court Of Appeals Holds Records Subject To Protective Order As Unduly Burdensome Not Exempt Under The Public Records Act

    Court Of Appeals Holds Records Subject To Protective Order As Unduly Burdensome Not Exempt Under The Public Records Act
    In Washington State Department of Transportation v. Mendoza de Sugiyama (Division II), a former employee brought an employment action against the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) and requested certain records in pretrial…
  • Jul 31

    Recommended Reading: Open Public Meetings Law

    Recommended Reading: Open Public Meetings Law
    Foster Pepper’s Regulatory & Government Affairs practice recommends staying updated on state open public meetings law and reading the most recent development as reported by Justin Runquist of The Columbian. Washougal mayor: Council…
Rank this Week: 1118

Employment Update

Employment Update

Covers current issues in employment, labor and benefits law. By Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie
    By Stephanie P. Berntsen, Attorney On August 7, 2014, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously adopted the “economic reality” test to determine whether a joint employment relationship exists under Washington’s minimum wage…
  • May 28

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.
    Less than a few months after Portland’s Sick Leave Ordinance was enacted to cover the broader City of Portland area, the City of Eugene appears to be gearing up to follow in Portland’s footsteps with its own mandatory sick time…
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
Rank this Week: 1339

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 31

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
    Landlords often use a consumer report to screen new tenant applicants. The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) mandates that a landlord who uses a consumer report make certain disclosures when the landlord takes an action adverse to a…
  • Jul 27

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted
    Ignacio and Norma had a valid lease and did nothing to warrant eviction. They renewed their lease for an additional year. One month later a new landlord bought the apartment building. The new landlord asked them to sign a new month-to-month…
  • Jun 5

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated
    Seattle residential landlords should take note. All residential landlords in Seattle are required to give a tenant at the beginning of a tenancy a landlord-tenant information packet published by the city. The Seattle information packet…
Rank this Week: 1039

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Discusses issues that affect consumer debtors considering filing for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
  • Jul 4

    What If I Can’t Make My Chapter 13 Payments?

    What If I Can’t Make My Chapter 13 Payments?
    If you have filed chapter 13 bankruptcy it is probably because you were either an above median debtor for your family size, you are trying to save a home, or you have already received a chapter 7 discharge in the…Read more ›
  • May 31

    Should I disclose All Assets In My Bankruptcy?

    Should I disclose All Assets In My Bankruptcy?
    Being quoted in the Wall Street Journal Bankruptcy Beat is a first for me, however I wish it was under better circumstances for my former client. The issue that has arisen in that case can be easily avoided if a…Read more ›
  • May 10

    Who Should I Hire To Repair My Credit?

    Who Should I Hire To Repair My Credit?
    For individuals who are seeking help boosting credit scores, consumers will have many options. With that said, there are not many companies who are credible and will permanently restore your credit. First of all, many of the companies…
Rank this Week: 1210

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 1077

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law…

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law Blog

Covers renewable energy, environmental regulation and the Clean Water Act. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1970

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Aug 18

    A Special Warning About Over-the-Counter Pain Medication

    A Special Warning About Over-the-Counter Pain Medication
    The dangers of prescription pain meds get a fair amount of regular attention in the media.  A recent Consumer Reports (CR) article described a 300% rise in prescriptions of opiods – particularly those with hydrocodone –over…
  • Aug 14

    Fixing Our Inadequate Brain Science

    Fixing Our Inadequate Brain Science
    The high incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) affecting our returning Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and also our civilian contractor employees, has helped to highlight the inadequacy of the…
  • Aug 11

    Women in Trades: An Apprenticeship Success Story

    Women in Trades: An Apprenticeship Success Story
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from social.dol.gov Editor’s note: The following guest post is authored by Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. Executive Director Connie Ashbrook, who participated in a panel on STEM…
Rank this Week: 2028

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Aug 17

    How long will I get to pay my fines and Court Costs?

    How long will I get to pay my fines and Court Costs?
    Most Courts will work with you and give you plenty of time to pay. This is always a big concern for clients. Washington State Courts usually will give you 30 days to pay-in-full or set-up monthly payment arrangements. Some Courts...
  • Aug 16

    Can I do a 2nd deferred prosecution on my DUI?

    Can I do a 2nd deferred prosecution on my DUI?
    No. In Washington State you get only one (1) deferred prosecution for DUI in a lifetime. Unfortunately, if you used up your deferred prosecution on your 1st DUI - you are out of luck. For that reason, in most cases...
  • Aug 14

    Can I begin my suspension early?

    Can I begin my suspension early?
    No. If you decide not to request a DOL Hearing - you must wait the 60 days from the date of your DUI arrest for your suspension or revocation to go into effect. However, you can begin applying and getting...
Rank this Week: 2397

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    The Basics of the International Trademark Registration Proce

    The Basics of the International Trademark Registration Proce
    If your business plans to expand overseas (and perhaps even if it doesn’t), it would be wise to register your trademarks in potential countries of expansion in order to protect your brand. Today, we will be explaining how international…
  • Aug 13

    Founders, Stock, and Dilution

    Founders, Stock, and Dilution
    Successful Founders Get Diluted. We often get asked by founders what they can do to protect against dilution. A few answers: You can build a crap company nobody wants to invest in. You can build a cool company that doesn’t need to…
  • Jul 31

    Delaware Says No Writing Necessary for Board Resignation

    Delaware Says No Writing Necessary for Board Resignation
    A recent Delaware court case discussed what type of action is necessary for directors to resign from a corporation’s board of directors. Ultimately, the court held that director resignations need not be in writing because Delaware Code…
Rank this Week: 1862

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

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

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie
    Riding Films, Inc. claims to own a copyright in the movie “Dawn Ride.”  Riding Films sued unnamed “John Doe” defendants in at least fifteen separate lawsuits throughout the country, alleging that the John Doe…
  • Aug 8

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now
    This case involves the enforceability of a settlement agreement in a copyright infringement lawsuit.  David John registered a copyright for a Viking hat, aka a Helga hat.  MainGate, Inc. sold Minnesota Vikings wear, including…
  • Aug 1

    Business Owner Gives Yelp Something to Yelp About

    Business Owner Gives Yelp Something to Yelp About
    I periodically hear business owners complain about Yelp and their inability to get negative reviews off of the Yelp website.  James Demetriades is a business owner who bought advertising on Yelp.  Demetriades believed that…
Rank this Week: 1844

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1878

The Amateur Law Professor

The Amateur Law Professor

Covers Washington Supreme Court and Washington Court of Appeals decisions, as well as local and national legal news. By Justin Walsh.

http://theamateurlawprofessor.com
  • Jun 3

    Why you should comment on the FCC’s proposed Net Neutrality rules.

    Why you should comment on the FCC’s proposed Net Neutrality rules.
    I receive more calls to action than the typical American. As an attorney, I’m called to look over rule changes both locally and statewide. I’m often called to help out friends politically. I serve on Commissions…
  • Dec 31

    Consumer Confusion Over Three Beers Sold?

    Consumer Confusion Over Three Beers Sold?
    So I pull up my morning Facebook feed, and I stumble across an NPR story regarding a small pub’s response to Starbucks over the use of the word Frappicino (as compared to Frappucino). The response is great, and is actually a highly…
  • Feb 28

    WA Supreme Court strikes down supermajority for tax increases, leaves referendum in place

    WA Supreme Court strikes down supermajority for tax increases, leaves referendum in place
    In an opinion including gobsmacking on all sides with debates on justiciability and the history and purpose of the Constitution, the Washington Supreme Court struck down the controversial 2/3 supermajority requirement for tax increases (and…
Rank this Week: 1777

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 2385

GTH Estate Planning Blog

GTH Estate Planning Blog

Covers Washington estate planning and family law issues. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.gthestateplanning.com/
  • Feb 13

    We have common-law marriage, right?

    We have common-law marriage, right?
    People tend to throw around the term "common-law marriage" to refer to couples who have lived together for a long time. The implication is that by living together, without getting the legal document, the spouses have acquired some rights in…
  • Feb 6

    Update your beneficiary designation

    Update your beneficiary designation
    When you get a new job, you have to fill out a lot of forms. There are a lot of choices to make. Often, one of those is picking a beneficiary designation for your 401(k). Or perhaps years ago you started a retirement account with a lovely…
  • Jan 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30
    Most people in their first few decades don't have any estate planning done, and certainly don't have it at the top of their to-do list. But there are good reasons a person in their 20s or 30s should consider putting their intentions in…
Rank this Week: 2299

Mogren Glessner & Roti

Mogren Glessner & Roti

Covers Washington state family law, estate planning, and probate.

http://mgrlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Passport For Child After Divorce

    Passport For Child After Divorce
    What do you do when you hear your ex-spouse plans to take your children on a vacation out of the country? What do you do? Knowing your legal rights will help put you at east and protect your relationship with your children. To take your…
  • Apr 4

    Compassion and Conviction

    Compassion and Conviction
    The following is a quote I came across from Rick Warren that I find insightful in this age of political correctness:“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear…
  • Oct 3

    Power of Attorney for Adult Children

    Power of Attorney for Adult Children
    Do you have a Power of Attorney for your adult
Rank this Week: 1506

The Builders Counsel Blog

The Builders Counsel Blog

Covers green building law, LEED legal topics, public contracting, liens & bonds & other progressive construction law topics. By Reiser Legal.

http://www.builderscounsel.com/
  • Apr 9

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause
      Here is a brief post that I published for ClaimKit, a surety data consultant, about a new Supreme Court case taking a look at forum selection clauses. Enjoy! Claim professionals have to be aware of the law. As part of your undying…
  • Feb 13

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One
      Every 2 months, I reemerge from my heavy workload to talk to you all on this blog. For years I was better at it; you could expect a post every two days. But at least I don’t appear as seldom as the GSA – the federal…
  • Dec 10

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4
      Wow, my Google Reader account was stuffed full of LEED today. Not that it’s incredibly strange to see LEED painted all over the news – because that could not be further than the truth – but for once it was a bounty of…
Rank this Week: 1705

Seattle Sports, Entertainment &…

Seattle Sports, Entertainment & Trademark Lawyer Blog

By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://seattle-trademark-lawyer.com/
  • Mar 6

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?
    Receiving a subpoena letter related to a copyright infringement case from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Comcast or Century link or receiving a demand letter offering to settle your case prior to litigation can be a shock to the…
  • Mar 1

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise
    This Seattle copyright attorney was on the local news yesterday talking about illegal downloading of feature films, the increase of lawsuits in the area and potential consequences. For the full story check out the Komo 4 News website. Here is…
  • Oct 20

    Trademark licensees in Bankruptcy

    Trademark licensees in Bankruptcy
    A trademark license is an agreement through which one organization allows another to draw on its trademark. Ostensibly, till last year, no court had been asked to decide if a trademark licensee in bankruptcy can presume, or presume and…
Rank this Week: 1891

Native American Law Focus

Native American Law Focus

Provides legal updates and news for tribal governments and their enterprises. By Miller Nash LLP.

http://www.nativeamericanlawfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1768

Washington Personal Injury Blog

Washington Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury and auto accident cases. By Rob Kornfeld.

http://www.washingtonpersonalinjuryblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    BULLYING: IS THIS BECOMING AN EPIDEMIC IN YOUR SCHOOL?

    BULLYING: IS THIS BECOMING AN EPIDEMIC IN YOUR SCHOOL?
    Complaints of bullying in our public and private schools are on the rise. School officials and administrators have failed to treat these reports seriously. State of Washington laws and school policies against bullying are seldomly…
  • May 7

    PULMONARY ARTERY IS STAPLED & SURGEON FAILS TO DIAGNOSE CANCER- $985,000 Recovery

    PULMONARY ARTERY IS STAPLED & SURGEON FAILS TO DIAGNOSE CANCER- $985,000 Recovery
    A 67 year old woman was scheduled for a left lung resection to remove a lesion near the surface. The treating surgeon failed to diagnose and treat a larger right lung lesion before addressing this smaller and less invasive left lung lesion.
  • May 7

    Stroke Case Settles after Mediation for $1,500,000

    Stroke Case Settles after Mediation for $1,500,000
    A 61 year old woman suffered a middle cerebral artery occlusion and stroked after leaving an Urgent Care Clinic the following day. An emergency doctor told her to follow up with her primary care doctor in three days. He told her that all she…
Rank this Week: 2205

Washington State DUI Blog

Washington State DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving. By Garth O'Brien.

http://www.seattle-duiattorney.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver
    The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980′s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 20

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver
    The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980′s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving fatalities. However, over the years the…
  • Jan 4

    The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving

    The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving
    Ever heard about the Swedish physician E.M.P. Widmark? If you are not a science buff probably not unless you have busted for DUI and the Widmark formula was introduced in testimony during a hearing.... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 2226

Seattle Injury Blog

Seattle Injury Blog

This blog covers all aspects of personal injury law, including topics such as automobile accidents, insurance issues, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents. By Bernard Law Group, PLLC.

http://www.seattleinjuryblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Hip Replacement Surgeons Received Kickbacks From DePuy Orthopaedic

    Hip Replacement Surgeons Received Kickbacks From DePuy Orthopaedic
    With each day that goes by, news regarding the DePuy hip replacement recall continues to get worse and worse. Victim's have been contacting asr hip replacement attorneys and sharing their horror stories regarding their hip implants. Aside…
  • Sep 7

    DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall

    DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall
    By now, you may have already heard about the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement product recall. If you are one of the unfortunate recipients of this defective product, you may be left wondering what to do next.
  • Sep 7

    DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall

    DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall
    By now, you may have already heard about the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement product recall. If you are one of the unfortunate recipients of this defective product, you may be left wondering what to do next.
Rank this Week: 1502

Washington Injury Law Blog

Washington Injury Law Blog

Covers Washington state injury issues, laws, cases and news. By Max J. Meyers.

http://wainjurylawblog.com
  • Jul 15

    Got a Recent Ticket for Cell Phone Use in Washington? It might be invalid!

    Got a Recent Ticket for Cell Phone Use in Washington? It might be invalid!
    A glitch has happened in several Washington cities, which prevented them from correctly adopting the new cell phone law.  This means if you received a recent ticket for using your cell phone while driving it might be unenforceable in certain…
  • Jul 7

    Results from 1st Weekend of WSP DUI A-Team

    Results from 1st Weekend of WSP DUI A-Team
    Last Friday I posted about the formation of another police task force.  Washington State Patrol formed DUI “Target Teams,” which I have dubbed “A-Teams,” to fight drunk drivers and eliminate DUI related fatal Washington car accidents…
  • Jul 2

    WA Police form “A-Team” of DUI Enforcement

    WA Police form “A-Team” of DUI Enforcement
    As the 4th of July holiday starts the Washington State Patrol has formed a crack “A-Team” of DUI enforcement troopers to track down more drunk drivers. The new task force will cover three Washington counties: King, Snohomish and Pierce…
Rank this Week: 1826

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Aug 19

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market
    Our new breweries often seek legal and business advice about ways to get brand exposure, while building a connection with their community. And, one question that comes up is whether it’s a good idea to sell or sample beer at a farmers…
  • Aug 14

    Beer Label Approval Process: TTB Employee Battle Martin Gets Some Headline Love

    Beer Label Approval Process: TTB Employee Battle Martin Gets Some Headline Love
    For those considering shipping beer across state lines, to do so lawfully, you’ll need a Certificate of Label Approval or a COLA for short. If you’re already distributing in another state, then you might have (though we hope you…
  • Aug 4

    Avoiding Headlines: Thoughts on the Lost Coast v. Aviator Brewery Trademark Lawsuit

    Avoiding Headlines: Thoughts on the Lost Coast v. Aviator Brewery Trademark Lawsuit
    It’s no longer surprising to hear about a brewery v. brewery trademark conflict. Even the non-legal-news follower hears about these disputes all the time, and most of what gets reported are conflicts during the registration process…
Rank this Week: 4639

DUI Law Firm Blog

DUI Law Firm Blog

Covers DUI law. By M. Varn Chandola.

http://www.duilawfirmwa.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    DUI Law For CDL Driver

    DUI Law For CDL Driver
    After addressing various topics concerning marijuana use related to DUI law in my previous blog articles, I will return to discussing the nuts and bolts of DUI law.  I will now discuss DUI law as it relates to those with commercial…
  • Jul 29

    Irrational American Obsession With Marijuana

    Irrational American Obsession With Marijuana
       In my previous blog article, I wrote about marijuana DUI.  Because in Washington State smoking pot, like alcohol, is no longer subject to prohibition and one can now legally purchase marijuana, the profits are supposed to go…
  • Jul 10

    Marijuana DUI For Driving High

    Marijuana DUI For Driving High
    You can without breaking the law experience a “Rocky Mountain High” in Colorado and a “Cascade Mountain High” in Washington State.  Now that “recreational marijuana” just started being legally sold in…
Rank this Week: 2782

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense issues in sex crimes cases. By Law Office of Timothy L. Healy.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Washington v. Gonzalez - Guilty Adjudication Affirmed in Juvenile Sex Crime Case

    Washington v. Gonzalez - Guilty Adjudication Affirmed in Juvenile Sex Crime Case
    Although juveniles in Washington's criminal justice system are afforded certain protections not necessarily granted to adults, they should seek experienced legal representation when facing serious criminal allegations. Although the…
  • Aug 11

    Washington v. Halls - Domestic Violence Offender Challenges Conviction

    Washington v. Halls - Domestic Violence Offender Challenges Conviction
    There is almost never a circumstance in which an offender facing serious felony charges should opt to represent himself. This is true regardless of education and background. Even attorneys charged with crimes will usually opt for outside…
  • Aug 4

    U.S. v. Kopstein - Child Porn Conviction Reversed for Improper Entrapment Instruction

    U.S. v. Kopstein - Child Porn Conviction Reversed for Improper Entrapment Instruction
    A man previously convicted of transporting and shipping child pornography to a federal agent he believed was a 12-year-old girl will get a new trial, after a federal appellate court ruled the jury had been improperly instructed on the…
Rank this Week: 3687

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

Covers Native American art, gaming, employment, and treaties. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Aug 18

    Rising Oceans Threaten Native American Historical Site

    Rising Oceans Threaten Native American Historical Site
      The Los Angeles Times is reporting on the threat rising sea levels pose for coastal Native American archaeological sites, like those found on Santa Cruz Island off mainland California. "We're standing on a living history book, and…
  • Aug 13

    ABA Opens Full Membership To Tribal Court Practitioner

    ABA Opens Full Membership To Tribal Court Practitioner
    The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates has unanimously voted to amend the ABA Constitution to permit Tribal Court practitioners to be full members of the ABA. “We commend the ABA for recognizing that there are three…
  • Jul 29

    Tribal Federal Recognition Comment Period Extended To 30 September 2014

    Tribal Federal Recognition Comment Period Extended To 30 September 2014
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the public comment period on Part 83 reforms to the federal recognition process, which are designed to improve and streamline the often decades-long effort Tribes must presently undertake to achieve…
Rank this Week: 4490

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

Covers depositions, direct exams, opening statements and other trial tips. By Karen Koehler.

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Aug 18

    More is not always better: minimizing the histrionic overuse of adjective

    More is not always better: minimizing the histrionic overuse of adjective
    Her right leg was catastrophically smashed, causing excruciating and unrelenting pain.  The limb felt like it was being stabbed a million times by a  sharp knife.  The sharp burning pain became absolutely unbearable to the…
  • Aug 12

    Where oh Where have you been…!

    Where oh Where have you been…!
    K:  Catherine – I just tried to log into the blog and it won’t let me. C:  I’ll figure it out. K:  Thanks C:  Gently prodding:  you haven’t written anything for a while, I’ve been…
  • Jul 1

    Tips for Attorneys: Begining the complaint with a bang – the case synopsi

    Tips for Attorneys: Begining the complaint with a bang – the case synopsi
      We are changing the way we read.  Short has not just become better.  It has become essential in the quest to capture the attention of our audience. Pedantic legal writing is no longer highly valued by judges.  …
Rank this Week: 4078