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Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 19

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net
    Ultraflo Corporation manufactures butterfly valves for use in the transportation industry. Ultraflo redesigned its Model 390 butterfly valve with the help of employee Thomas Mueller. Mueller left Ultraflo to work for Pelican Tank Parts, one…
  • Dec 30

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator
    We close 2016 with the latest on the Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM saga. My previous posts on this topic include Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance, Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch…
  • Dec 16

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
Rank this Week: 97

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 18

    My Other Bag Isn’t Infringing

    My Other Bag Isn’t Infringing
    By Alex Bullock If you ever find yourself at the grocery store with only your designer handbag to put your apples in, know that the option to carry a canvas tote bag with designer style won’t be going away anytime soon. That’s…
  • Dec 2

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie
    By Mariko Kageyama Say you are a maker of a brand new aircraft. You show off its blueprint and miniature model and take orders before you have even constructed it. What legal risks are you willing to assume at this stage? Though this may seem…
  • Dec 1

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video
    By Dan Goodman As the late Notorious B.I.G. said, “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” Whether you believe that statement or not, it is certainly, and thankfully, becoming less true the world of monetizing videos on YouTube through fair…
Rank this Week: 115

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/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 105

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Trader Joe’s Hummus Recalled

    Trader Joe’s Hummus Recalled
    Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus (SKU #90642) and Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus (SKU #91107) with “USE BY” date codes up through... Continue Reading
  • Dec 3

    Goat Cheese Recalled Over Listeria

    Goat Cheese Recalled Over Listeria
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises consumers not to eat goat cheese products manufactured by Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, Penn. (Apple Tree), because the products have the... Continue Reading
  • Dec 3

    Herring Recalled over Listeria Risk

    Herring Recalled over Listeria Risk
    Royal Seafood Baza, Inc. of Staten, Island, New York is recalling various refrigerated ready to eat herring products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 500

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: 338

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/
  • Jan 17

    Do You Feel Threatened By Debt Collectors?

    Do You Feel Threatened By Debt Collectors?
    If you feel threatened by debt collectors you would not be alone.  A recent survey by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) found that 1 in 4 consumers feel threated by debt collectors.  This is not…
  • Jan 8

    What Should I do With My Car if I Owe More Than it’s Worth?

    What Should I do With My Car if I Owe More Than it’s Worth?
    One common issue that I see time and time again at an increasing pace is that consumers owe significantly more to a bank for a car than the car is actually worth.  As it turns out, www.edmunds.com has actual statistics…
  • Nov 19

    What to Expect When Dealing with Debt in 2017 and Beyond?

    What to Expect When Dealing with Debt in 2017 and Beyond?
    What to Expect When Dealing with Debt in 2017 and Beyond? Now that the 2016 election season has concluded and we have for better or worse a new President Elect in Donald Trump I wanted to look at how his… Read more › The post…
Rank this Week: 612

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
Rank this Week: 1075

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Jan 7

    F/V Star King sunk, Five saved by F/V Sea Ballad

    F/V Star King sunk, Five saved by F/V Sea Ballad
    Fishing vessel Star King, a 55-foot stern trawler homeported in Astoria, capsized and sank near the entrance to the Columbia River early Saturday morning. All five fishermen were pulled from the water by the crew of the fishing vessel Sea…
  • Jan 6

    F/V Lady Gudny disabled and adrift, Four rescued, CG Cutter SPAR in trouble

    F/V Lady Gudny disabled and adrift, Four rescued, CG Cutter SPAR in trouble
    Broken down and drift in 20 to 22-foot seas with 49-mph winds and 9 miles visibility, four crew were rescued from the disabled fishing vessel Lady Gudny in heavy seas 230 miles east-southeast of Kodiak, Friday. A Coast Guard helicopter…
  • Jan 6

    Injured far out at sea, now safe

    Injured far out at sea, now safe
    An injured 60-year-old male crew-member was hoisted off the motor vessel Alexandria 15 miles west of the entrance to the Columbia River, Friday morning. He is in stable condition after he reportedly lost sight in his left eye Tuesday. An…
Rank this Week: 730

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Jan 7

    Listeria Recall: Ready to Eat Chicken Strip

    Listeria Recall: Ready to Eat Chicken Strip
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that ready to eat chicken strips products produced by House of Raeford, a Mocksville, N.C. establishment,…
  • Jan 7

    Deli Meats Recalled Over Listeria Concern

    Deli Meats Recalled Over Listeria Concern
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that assorted sliced deli meat products served to customers at Dion’s restaurants may be contaminated…
  • Jan 6

    Salmonella cases linked to hazelnuts sold at Schmidt Farm roadside stand

    Salmonella cases linked to hazelnuts sold at Schmidt Farm roadside stand
    Recent cases of salmonellosis, a foodborne illness caused by exposure to Salmonella bacteria, have been linked to hazelnuts sold at a farm stand in McMinnville, and state agencies are recommending that people who bought the nuts discard them…
Rank this Week: 849

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: 802

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Dec 25

    Hepatitis A case prompts public health alert in Clearwater area

    Hepatitis A case prompts public health alert in Clearwater area
    A clinical case of Hepatitis A has been identified in a food handler at the Dairy Queen establishment in Clearwater located at 318 Eden Rd. While Hepatitis A is uncommon... Continue Reading
  • Nov 10

    Hepatitis A Outbreak in Hawaii Hits 292

    Hepatitis A Outbreak in Hawaii Hits 292
    In its weekly update Wednesday, the Hawaii Department of Health reported no new confirmed cases from Nov. 3 through 9. It recorded one new case the previous week, bringing the... Continue Reading
  • Oct 22

    Hawaii Sushi Hepatitis A Update

    Hawaii Sushi Hepatitis A Update
    Since the last update, HDOH has identified 2 new cases of hepatitis A. Seventy-three (73) have required hospitalization. Findings of the investigation suggest that the source of the outbreak is... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 845

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

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

    Breaking News: Final EAD rules out!

    Breaking News: Final EAD rules out!
    ​The long awaited rules on I-140 EAD rules are finally out.  The rule will be effective from January 17, 2017. I am travelling at the moment so well write detailed thoughts next week. But feel free to send questions to me as you…
  • Sep 22

    We have moved!

    We have moved!
    We have found a new home and would love for you to continue following us! To subscribe to our new blog, please head over to http://immigrationlawyersinseattle.com/follow-us/ and fill out the subscription form.
  • Apr 19

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!
    We are honored to have announce today’s guest Mallori Thompson, Program Associate of Washington New Americans, One America! Mallori will talk about the upcoming Citizenship Day program to be held on April 23rd. This invaluable service…
Rank this Week: 701

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/
  • Nov 3

    Students Scared After Distracted Driving ‘Drill’

    Students Scared After Distracted Driving ‘Drill’
    Every now and then, official government entities launch campaigns and other efforts to fight distracted driving. But other groups are also part of the effort, attempting to promote safety within their circles and make sure that safety comes…
  • 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…
  • Oct 1

    Hip Replacement Surgeons Received Kickbacks From DePuy Orthopaedic

    Hip Replacement Surgeons Received Kickbacks From DePuy Orthopaedic
    New reports indicate that over 40 orthopaedic surgeons received millions of dollars in exchange for promoting their products.
Rank this Week: 520

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

Covers construction contracts, disputes and liens. By Wolfe Law Group.

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Nov 6

    What the Miller Act Means For You

    What the Miller Act Means For You
    In the construction industry, we speak a lot about the filing of a mechanic’s lien. But what if you are working on a public project? In the event a government project goes sour, contractors and materials suppliers must turn to the…
  • Oct 6

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You
    If you are in the construction industry, understanding public bid law can help you be aware of the potential risks/rewards of your next public works project. Public projects can be lucrative, yet they also have many pitfalls that can damage…
  • Sep 10

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract
    If you’re about to sign a construction contract, you need to be aware of some important clauses that may and/or should be incorporate into your contract. Certain clauses are critical for any contract to effectively protect your rights…
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Apr 30

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K
    The Oregonian reports that Christine Shertzer was awarded a $108K settlement for injuries she received when an Australian shepherd bit her at a party. Shertzer, 43, claimed that the dog's owners were negligent for allowing their dog to roam…
  • Apr 30

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K
    The Oregonian reports that Christine Shertzer was awarded a $108K settlement for injuries she received when an Australian shepherd bit her at a party. Shertzer, 43, claimed that the dog’s owners were negligent for allowing their dog to…
  • Apr 21

    Blue Bell ice cream off the shelves after Listeria outbreak

    Blue Bell ice cream off the shelves after Listeria outbreak
    All Blue Bell ice cream products have been recalled including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen products in 23 states after the company has not been able to pinpoint the cause of Listeria contamination in some of it's…
Rank this Week: 1145

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Complexities of Washington Divorce Involving Division of a Busine

    Complexities of Washington Divorce Involving Division of a Busine
    Divorces can be very complicated when a valuable business is part of the community property.  The party who keeps the business may be unable to pay their spouse’s share immediately, resulting in long-term property distribution…
  • Jan 12

    Washington Appeals Court Allows Premises Liability Case to Proceed Against Wal-Mart for Snake Bite

    Washington Appeals Court Allows Premises Liability Case to Proceed Against Wal-Mart for Snake Bite
    Generally, a property owner is liable for injuries to its customers only if it has actual or constructive notice of the hazardous condition that resulted in the injury.  Washington law recognizes an exception, however, when the nature of…
  • Jan 5

    Washington Supreme Court Holds THC Implied Consent Warning Not Required

    Washington Supreme Court Holds THC Implied Consent Warning Not Required
    Implied consent is an important aspect of DUI defense.  The Washington implied consent statute, RCW 46.20.308, requires officers to inform a driver suspected of DUI of certain consequences of refusing or submitting to a breath…
Rank this Week: 2706

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Jan 19

    NYTimes: 2 Years, 31 Dead Construction Workers. New York Can Do Better.

    NYTimes: 2 Years, 31 Dead Construction Workers. New York Can Do Better.
    On Dec. 23, on the Upper East Side of New York City, yet another construction worker died. His name has not yet been released, but he was the 31st to die on the job in the city in the past two years. He was working on a nonunion work site, as…
  • Jan 16

    N.J. man’s medical marijuana should be paid by workers’ comp, judge say

    N.J. man’s medical marijuana should be paid by workers’ comp, judge say
    Today’s post was shared by Jon L Gelman and comes from www.nj.com TRENTON — A south Jersey man injured on the job at a lumber company will have his medical marijuana tab paid by his employer’s workers compensation insurance,…
  • Jan 12

    Removing The Safety Net: A National Trend Of Benefit Reductions For Injured Worker

    Removing The Safety Net: A National Trend Of Benefit Reductions For Injured Worker
    Today’s post comes from guest author Catherine Stanton, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano. Benefits for injured workers continue to be under attack throughout the country. In New York, there have been a number of…
Rank this Week: 3819

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Covers admiralty law. By James M. Beard.

http://www.seattlemaritimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 14

    Astoria Crab Boat Star King Sinks – Five Crewmen Rescued

    Astoria Crab Boat Star King Sinks – Five Crewmen Rescued
    January 7, 2017 – Five crewmen were saved when the F/V Star King sank near the Columbia River bar during the first week of the West Coast crab season. The captain of the Star King issued an emergency may day call just after 4:30…
  • Dec 26

    Fisherman Suffers Head Injury Aboard F/V Leann 20 Miles off Oregon Coast.

    Fisherman Suffers Head Injury Aboard F/V Leann 20 Miles off Oregon Coast.
    A crewman has been airlifted from a fishing vessel 20 miles off the Oregon Coast. The crewman was working aboard the fishing vessel Leann when he reportedly fell suffering a head injury. Initial VHF radio communications with the coast guard…
  • Dec 8

    The Alaska Fishing Vessel Exito Sinks Three Rescued And Two Crewmen Missing

    The Alaska Fishing Vessel Exito Sinks Three Rescued And Two Crewmen Missing
    The Alaska fishing vessel Exito has reportedly sank 14 miles Northeast of Dutch Harbor.  Three crewman have been rescued and the search continues for two missing crewmen.   The Exito’s owner called the Coast Guard at 9:30…
Rank this Week: 1253

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/
  • Jan 13

    News Roundup: Instagram in Plain Language; Recent Trademark Battle

    News Roundup: Instagram in Plain Language; Recent Trademark Battle
    Plain Language, Privacy, and Instagram A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of use in plain language so that young people using the app could understand their privacy rights. The rewrite was a part of a task force convened to study…
  • Jan 12

    Attorney-client Privilege: What to Know to Protect Your Busine

    Attorney-client Privilege: What to Know to Protect Your Busine
    What is the attorney-client privilege generally? The attorney-client privilege is the legal right that protects communications between a person and her attorney from compelled disclosure in a legal action. Attorney-client privilege is most…
  • Dec 14

    Integration in Securities Offering

    Integration in Securities Offering
    When companies raise money from investors, the transaction will be governed by securities laws. These securities laws have complex requirements that often “trip up” companies unfamiliar with the rules and their application.…
Rank this Week: 3028

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/
  • Jan 13

    Washington Supreme Court Holds Nonprofit Zoo Operator Not a Public Agency for Public Records Act Compliance

    Washington Supreme Court Holds Nonprofit Zoo Operator Not a Public Agency for Public Records Act Compliance
    The City of Seattle owns, and for many years operated, the Woodland Park Zoo. Acting under statutory authorization, the City contracted with the Woodland Park Zoo Society, a privately formed not-for-profit corporation to manage and operate…
  • Dec 30

    PRA Initial Response Requires Reasonable Estimate Of When Records may be Provided

    PRA Initial Response Requires Reasonable Estimate Of When Records may be Provided
    A Washington court of appeals ruled that the City of Lynnwood violated the Washington Public Records Act (“PRA”) when it failed to provide “any reasonable estimate when records would be provided” in its initial…
  • Dec 28

    Attempted Murder For Hire And Public Record

    Attempted Murder For Hire And Public Record
    In 2010, Michael Mockovak was found guilty of soliciting and attempting to murder his business partner, among other charges. While incarcerated, Mockovak filed suit under the Washington Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW…
Rank this Week: 4419

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

Covers Washington car accident and other personal injury news. By Premier Law Group PLLC.

http://www.plg-pllc.com/blog/
  • Jan 9

    Our Backpack Meals program is ready for 2017

    Our Backpack Meals program is ready for 2017
    After Personal Injury Attorney Jason Epstein from Premier Law Group discovered that his children had approximately 20 schoolmates who were homeless and often hungry over the weekend, he decided he had to do something to help. “No kids…
  • Dec 7

    How can you be prepared for driving in the snow and ice in Seattle?

    How can you be prepared for driving in the snow and ice in Seattle?
    As a personal injury attorney in Seattle, I know driving in snow and ice can be scary and dangerous. Even if Seattle does not have as much snow as other cities in Washington, snowfall is not out of the question. Unfortunately, many of those…
  • Nov 8

    Seattle starts to lower speed limits 

    Seattle starts to lower speed limits 
    At Premier Law Group  we handle different Personal Injuries cases. Mostly they are about vehicle accidents but we noticed a raise of calls about pedestrians getting hit and sometimes even killed  by vehicles on…
Rank this Week: 3264

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 5

    Washington Court of Appeals Issues Redemption Act Opinion

    Washington Court of Appeals Issues Redemption Act Opinion
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently issued a published opinion regarding the application of the Washington Redemption Act (RCW 6.23).  The Court's opinion holds that "a condominium owner occupying the condominium as a residence at…
  • Jan 2

    Washington Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Homeowners Association

    Washington Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Homeowners Association
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Camas homeowners association’s actions concerning board membership and delinquent assessments in a recent unpublished opinion.  The Court's opinion initially states that…
  • Dec 21

    Washington Court of Appeals Issues Rattlesnake Ruling

    Washington Court of Appeals Issues Rattlesnake Ruling
    A rattlesnake bit Mica Craig while he was shopping at a Walmart outdoor garden center in Clarkston, Washington.  Mr. Craig's subsequent lawsuit against Walmart was dismissed on summary judgment, and he appealed.  The Court of…
Rank this Week: 3956

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

Covers Washington State public sector collective bargaining. By Cline & Associates.

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Jan 3

    Wage Series Part 10: 2017 Economic Conditions and A Look Ahead

    Wage Series Part 10: 2017 Economic Conditions and A Look Ahead
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer This is the 10th article in our 11 part economy and wage settlement series. Even before Donald Trump was elected president indicators pointed to the return of both the local and the US CPI to a 2% + figure for the…
  • Dec 28

    Wage Series Part 9: Does Geographic Location Matter?

    Wage Series Part 9: Does Geographic Location Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the previous two articles in this wage series, we discussed the extent to which population and assessed valuation correlated with wage rankings. In this article, we discussed geographic location and the effect…
  • Dec 21

    Wage Series Part 8: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?

    Wage Series Part 8: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the last issue we discussed whether – and to what extent — population influenced a jurisdiction’s relative wage ranking. In this article we discussed to what extent assessed valuation…
Rank this Week: 3638

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1818

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: 2091

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and admiralty law. By Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC.

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1955

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Dec 29

    Wife Not Named in Eviction

    Wife Not Named in Eviction
    A husband and wife owned a home that was foreclosed. The wife moved out months prior to the foreclosure auction. The purchasers at the foreclosure auction served legal notices on the husband, but did not name the wife in the notices. The…
  • Dec 12

    Seattle Just Cause Eviction and Selling Your House

    Seattle Just Cause Eviction and Selling Your House
    For a Seattle residential landlord, selling your house can be tricky. Under the just cause eviction ordinance the landlord must give 90 days notice (not a 20-day notice). The date to terminate the tenancy (the date the tenant is to vacate)…
  • Dec 1

    Proposed Change to Residential Landlord Tenant Act

    Proposed Change to Residential Landlord Tenant Act
    Some tenants facing eviction refuse to answer the door and accept service of the eviction lawsuit. Pre-litigation notices like the 3-day notice to pay rent or vacate can be posted and mailed if the landlord or person serving the document…
Rank this Week: 2779

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

Covers the topics of workers' compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability.

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Dec 28

    Disability and the 24 Month Medicare Waiting Period

    Disability and the 24 Month Medicare Waiting Period
    One of the key benefits of getting on Social Security Disability (SSD, also known as SSDI) is the access to Medicare before the age of 65. Unfortunately, Congress has long imposed a two year waiting period on the disabled who are under the…
  • Dec 14

    Righting a Wrong for a Quadriplegic Following On the Job Injury in Washington State

    Righting a Wrong for a Quadriplegic Following On the Job Injury in Washington State
    On a daily basis our law firm provides free information to the public on injuries that occur on and off the job.   But recently we were proud to file a court action asking that the Department of Labor and Industries (Department) be…
  • Dec 5

    Injustice for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome Victim

    Injustice for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome Victim
    Calbom & Schwab just finished a Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals case on the topic of Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). The Department of Labor and Industries (Department) medical examiner concluded that while he, the…
Rank this Week: 3870

Luvera Law Firm Blawg

Luvera Law Firm Blawg

Provides information for individuals who have been injured by the neglect of other people or businesses.

http://www.luveralawfirm.com/about/blog/
Rank this Week: 1644

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Dec 20

    Shigella in Stanislau

    Shigella in Stanislau
    Stanislaus County has seen an increase in Shigella infections this year. According to the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, there has been 123 confirmed cases of Shigella in the county... Continue Reading
  • Oct 8

    Flint has Shigella Issues Too

    Flint has Shigella Issues Too
    Food Safety News reports that along with the highly publicized lead contamination of its water supply, Flint, MI, also bears the dubious distinction of having the highest number of Shigella cases... Continue Reading
  • Jul 18

    New Mexico Warns of Shigella Case

    New Mexico Warns of Shigella Case
    The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating an increase in cases of Shigella sonneithat has mostly been affecting Lea and Eddy counties.  Among the 36 people who have been identified,... Continue Reading
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Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Crewmember with Head Injury on F/V LEANN Flown to Coos Bay, Oregon Hospital

    Crewmember with Head Injury on F/V LEANN Flown to Coos Bay, Oregon Hospital
    The captain of the 75-foot F/V LEANN reported that a crewmember fell and suffered a head injury while fishing more than 20 miles off Florence, Oregon. The call to the Coos Bay, Oregon Coast Guard came in just after midnight on December 15,…
  • Dec 11

    Update: Search For Missing Crewmembers Called Off

    Update: Search For Missing Crewmembers Called Off
    The Coast Guard cancelled the search for the two missing crewmembers of the EXITO after searching for more than 40 hours. The EXITO sank 14 miles out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, north of Unalaska Bay, on Tuesday night, December 6. Three…
  • Dec 7

    Two Crewmembers Missing After F/V EXITO Sinks Off Dutch Harbor, Alaska

    Two Crewmembers Missing After F/V EXITO Sinks Off Dutch Harbor, Alaska
    Two of five crewmembers are still missing after the 117’ F/V EXITO sank 14 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska on Tuesday evening, December 6. The owner of the EXITO called the Anchorage Coast Guard around 9:40 pm to report that the…
Rank this Week: 2718

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Salmonella Tainted Milk Powder Prompts Recall

    Salmonella Tainted Milk Powder Prompts Recall
    Williams-Sonoma of San Francisco, CA is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of WILLIAMS-SONOMA MEYER LEMON POPPY SEED QUICK BREAD, as it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The ingredient supplier... Continue…
  • Dec 3

    Morimoto Restaurant Tied to Salmonella Outbreak

    Morimoto Restaurant Tied to Salmonella Outbreak
    Napa Valley Register reports several people reported getting sick with Salmonella after eating at Morimoto Napa last month, according to Napa County Public Health. There are at least six confirmed cases... Continue Reading
  • Nov 10

    Salmonella Tainted Cucumbers Pulled from Schools and Hospitals in California

    Salmonella Tainted Cucumbers Pulled from Schools and Hospitals in California
    Prime Time Produce has issued a voluntary product recall for certain lots of cucumbers delivered to multiple locations in Bakersfield due to potential salmonella contamination. These cucumbers may have been... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 5013

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 8

    DUI Suspect Arrested in I-5 Wrong Way, Multi-Vehicle Accident

    DUI Suspect Arrested in I-5 Wrong Way, Multi-Vehicle Accident
    The young driver who was arrested this week for hitting a dozen different vehicles while recklessly driving on Interstate 5 was also recently arrested on suspicion of DUI earlier this week, officials have revealed. As MyNorthwest.com…
  • Oct 25

    2 Arrested, 1 Killed After Two Separate DUI Crashes on I-5

    2 Arrested, 1 Killed After Two Separate DUI Crashes on I-5
    Two people were arrested after two separate DUI crashes that left one dead and closed down Interstate 5 for several hours in Tacoma. According to KOMO News, the Washington State Patrol reports that a total of six cars were totaled and…
  • Oct 14

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter to Give CLE Lecture on Reasonable Doubt

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter to Give CLE Lecture on Reasonable Doubt
    This coming Friday, Attorney Jonathan Dichter will be presenting his lecture "Reasonable Doubt: Blasting Through the Prosecutor’s Case" at the annual Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers misdemeanor CLE program. The…
Rank this Week: 3371

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Raw Milk Recalled in Ohio

    Raw Milk Recalled in Ohio
    The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is issuing a health alert for unpasteurized raw milk and raw milk products from Sweet Grass Dairy’s herd share, due to contamination with Campylobacter.... Continue Reading
  • Oct 8

    Campylobacter in Raw Milk in Colorado

    Campylobacter in Raw Milk in Colorado
    The Pueblo City-County Health Department, El Paso County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are jointly investigating an ongoing outbreak of Campylobacter infections linked to... Continue Reading
  • Jun 10

    California Campylobacter Outbreak

    California Campylobacter Outbreak
    Solana Health Department reports that a Mexican restaurant in Fairfield, California has been closed since Wednesday while an investigation continues into 32 confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection. Alejandro’s Taqueria on... Continue…
Rank this Week: 5011

Graham Lawyer Blog

Graham Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law, law and technology stories, and first amendment issues from around Eastern Washington. By Stephen Graham.

http://www.grahamlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3147

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 29

    Challenge to Oklahoma's American Indian Arts and Crafts Sales Act

    Challenge to Oklahoma's American Indian Arts and Crafts Sales Act
    Complaint here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/1-complaint.pdf  Oklahoma's recent amendments to its American Indian Arts and Crafts Sales Act make it illegal to market art in Oklahoma as Indian-made if the…
  • Aug 17

    Native American Political Participation Rising For 2016 Election

    Native American Political Participation Rising For 2016 Election
      2016 is shaping up to be a record year for Native American electoral participation.   Eight indigenous candidates are running for Congress, up from two in 2014. Over 90 are running for state legislatures, again exceeding previous…
  • Aug 16

    Navajo Nation Sues EPA Over Animus River Heavy Metals Spill

    Navajo Nation Sues EPA Over Animus River Heavy Metals Spill
    Before and after photos of Animus River (grindtv.com)  The Navajo Nation has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the EPA has failed to adequately remediate the disaster a year after the dispersal of 880,000 pounds of heavy metals into the…
Rank this Week: 4454

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By the Law Office of Aaron P. Richter.

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Online Gambling and FBAR Reporting | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Online Gambling and FBAR Reporting | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    If you play online poker and keep your playing funds in accounts associated with the games, you may not have considered whether those accounts are FBAR reportable.  Given that the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling earlier this year…
  • Oct 23

    Intentional Misclassification of Employees | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Intentional Misclassification of Employees | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    My last blog explained the distinction between employees and independent contractors while providing some basic information about the trust fund recovery penalty.  This blog examines the intentional misclassification of employees and its…
  • Jul 31

    The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty--Employee Classification | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty--Employee Classification | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    One of the many tax risks faced by owners of businesses is the trust fund tax penalty. With the IRS’s current focus on payment and collections of employment taxes, owners may wind up with a notice from the service inquiring about their…
Rank this Week: 3531

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

Provides commentary on immigration issues in the news and a review of immigration related policies. By Orbit Law, PLLC.

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Nov 20

    USCIS Publishes Final Rule Impacting Employment Based Immigrants & Non-Immigrant Worker

    USCIS Publishes Final Rule Impacting Employment Based Immigrants & Non-Immigrant Worker
    USCIS on November 18, 2016, published their final rule impacting various aspects of certain Non-Immigrant and Immigrant visa programs. Employment Work Authorization (EAD) for Employees with Approved I-140: While there was much hope for an…
  • Oct 26

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Nepal till June 2018

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Nepal till June 2018
    The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced yesterday that they would automatically extend TPS for Nepal through June 28, 2018 Re-Registering for TPS: For those that already have TPS, you MUST re-apply between…
  • Sep 20

    Seattle PERM Lawyer

    Seattle PERM Lawyer
    Until 2005, the labor certification system in the United States was fairly slow and inefficient. For those seeking a way to immigrate the US for work, this long wait only added more stress to a process that was already extensive and…
Rank this Week: 3810

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers admiralty and Injury law. By Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC.

http://www.seattleinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Woman Killed Trying to Help Injured Child on SR 530

    Woman Killed Trying to Help Injured Child on SR 530
    On November 12, Trina Morgan was killed as she attempted to assist a 9-year-old child who was injured in a motor vehicle collision on State Route 530 near Arlington, Washington.  According to the Washington State Patrol, Ms. Morgan was…
  • Sep 29

    West Seattle Crane Accident Leaves Two Men Seriously Injured

    West Seattle Crane Accident Leaves Two Men Seriously Injured
    On September 26, 2016, two men were seriously injured when a crane at a construction site in West Seattle made contact with overhead power lines close to the job site.  The incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. near 42nd Avenue Southwest…
  • Aug 31

    Motor Vehicle Fatalities on the Rise in Washington State

    Motor Vehicle Fatalities on the Rise in Washington State
    The National Safety Council (NCS) released a report on motor vehicle fatality estimates for the first six months of 2016 that found traffic deaths on the rise across America, as well as in Washington State.  From January to June of 2016…
Rank this Week: 1542

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
  • Nov 9

    Bigger and Better: The Reiser Legal Team Joins Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

    Bigger and Better: The Reiser Legal Team Joins Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
    We are ready to announce that our team of counsel will be joining forces with the firm of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP (MNG&D). Our alliance provides the clients of Reiser Legal with affordable access to the…
  • Jun 21

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement
    When trademark disputes pop up, often breweries agree to get along. In doing so, two beverage businesses can seek what’s called a trademark coexistence agreement. This is an agreement that essentially sets forth trademark restrictions…
  • Jun 17

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    These days, it’s still rare to see a craft brewery in any sort of legal hot water (unless it’s a contentious trademark dispute). However, a recent employment discrimination action filed by a former Minnesota brewer has serious…
Rank this Week: 4560

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Covers DMCA, fair use, and online piracy. By Whitaker Law Group.

http://www.copyrightinfringementadvisor.com
  • Oct 3

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  • Oct 9

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!
    We all talk about these mass bittorrent lawyers like they are
  • Oct 4

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe
    It looks like the Copyright Trolls are trying to make good on their threats to start suing individuals who refuse to settle up. Earlier, Daniel G.
Rank this Week: 3714

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Sep 28

    Steve Peltin Participates in National Webinar About Workplace Violence

    Steve Peltin Participates in National Webinar About Workplace Violence
    Steve Peltin, Chair of Foster Pepper’s Business and Employment, Labor & Benefits practices, presented a nationally distributed webinar on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 for Lorman Education Services, an organization that provides…
  • Sep 21

    Seattle City Council Passes Secure Scheduling Ordinance

    Seattle City Council Passes Secure Scheduling Ordinance
    On September 19, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Secure Scheduling Ordinance (SSO). The new ordinance applies to large employers in the retail and food services industries, and is designed to provide non-exempt, hourly workers…
  • Jul 28

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available
    An updated explanation of FMLA and Washington’s family and medical leave law is now available on the Foster Pepper website. Family and Medical Leave Guide for Washington Employers is a valuable resource for HR and business managers who…
Rank this Week: 3748

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Sep 20

    Debunking More Divorce Mediation Myth

    Debunking More Divorce Mediation Myth
    It’s been awhile since I discussed the common myths about divorce mediation, and some additional myths have become commonplace over the last couple of years. Let’s debunk the following common myths about divorce mediation to help…
  • Aug 22

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation
    Negotiation is a key part of divorce mediation, as each party attempts to come to an agreement about division of assets and debt, co-parenting if applicable, and settling all of the complicated details associated with divorce. Effective…
  • Jun 17

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation
    Of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath/anger, and sloth/laziness), six are incredibly harmful to the negotiation process in divorce mediation. Many of these, such as pride, envy and anger, may have been some of…
Rank this Week: 1174

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Features new case law and insurance regulations on insurance coverage issues with a focus on the Pacific Northwest.

http://sohalang.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4712

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

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

    Why TV Reporters Would Make Lousy Lawyer

    Why TV Reporters Would Make Lousy Lawyer
    This topic has been on my mind for months now, for obvious reasons. Apparently Matt Lauer brought it to the forefront with his lame “interviews” of Trump and Clinton. I wouldn’t know. I can’t bear to watch this stuff…
  • Sep 13

    Why TV Reporters Would Make Lousy Lawyer

    Why TV Reporters Would Make Lousy Lawyer
    This topic has been on my mind for months now, for obvious reasons. Apparently Matt Lauer brought it to the forefront with his lame “interviews” of Trump and Clinton. I wouldn’t know. I can’t bear to watch this stuff…
  • Aug 19

    Lying to Get Out of Trouble = More Trouble

    Lying to Get Out of Trouble = More Trouble
    If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it a million times. I’ve blogged about it a million times. At least it feels that way. I have definitely lectured clients about it about a million times: lying to get out of trouble just winds…
Rank this Week: 3226