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Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Feb 8

    Marler Clark Files 3 and almost 4 Lawsuits against Chipotle

    Marler Clark Files 3 and almost 4 Lawsuits against Chipotle
    We filed 1 lawsuit on Friday (Salmonella Minnesota) and filed 2 more on Monday (Norovirus Simi Valley and E. coli O26 in Oklahoma).  The Norovirus Boston did not get filed today due to snow.  We represent nearly 100…
  • Feb 5

    A Little Bit of History of Raw Milk and Organic Pasture

    A Little Bit of History of Raw Milk and Organic Pasture
    October 2015 – Organic Pastures Raw Milk Linked to Campylobacter Test: Raw milk produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of OCT 24 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by…
  • Feb 4

    USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry

    USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry
    New Standards to Help Prevent an Estimated 50,000 Illnesses Annually WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the finalization of new federal…
Rank this Week: 81

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/
  • Apr 30

    Bicycle helmet testing: not all helmets pass muster

    Bicycle helmet testing: not all helmets pass muster
    Wearing a bicycle helmet is a must for all bicyclists, both young and old. Bicycle helmets save lives and prevent traumatic brain injuries. An Institute of Medicine review of bicycle accident concussions found that wearing a helmet reduced…
  • Apr 27

    Following too closely, a common cause of Washington car accident

    Following too closely, a common cause of Washington car accident
    Tailgating is when one driver follows another vehicle too closely and fails to leave enough room to stop to avoid a collision in a situation in which a sudden stop is required. When weather is good, it is daylight and driving conditions are…
  • Apr 25

    Man loses legs in car accident after Deputy Sheriff runs stop sign

    Man loses legs in car accident after Deputy Sheriff runs stop sign
    The Washington State Patrol, in a media release, said they are investigating a four-car accident in which a pedestrian -- a 59-year-old Arlington man -- was seriously injured, requiring the amputation of both of his legs. The accident…
Rank this Week: 108

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 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…
  • Apr 14

    Bonney Lake couple and baby killed when concrete from construction project falls on their truck

    Bonney Lake couple and baby killed when concrete from construction project falls on their truck
    Vanessa and Josh Ellis, of Bonney Lake, and their 8-month old baby son were killed Monday night when a slab of concrete fell from a Highway 410 overpass and struck their motor vehicle crushing it. Construction workers were working to install…
Rank this Week: 301

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Seneca County Health Department Reports Hepatitis A Ill Employee at Mark’s Pizzeria

    Seneca County Health Department Reports Hepatitis A Ill Employee at Mark’s Pizzeria
    The Seneca County Health Department has confirmed a case of Hepatitis A in a food service worker. The food service worker is employed at the Marks Pizzeria located at 1963... Continue Reading
  • Nov 13

    Waterloo New York McDonalds Hepatitis A Worry

    Waterloo New York McDonalds Hepatitis A Worry
    The Seneca County Health Department has confirmed a case of Hepatitis A in a food service worker employed at the McDonalds located at 2500 Mound Rd. Waterloo, NY. Public health... Continue Reading
  • Nov 7

    Did Humans Pick Up Hepatitis A From Animals?

    Did Humans Pick Up Hepatitis A From Animals?
    The hepatitis A virus can trigger acute liver inflammation which generally has a mild course in small children but which can become dangerous in adults. The virus, which is found... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 371

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
Rank this Week: 395

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 13

    What do I do if my injuries prevent me from working?

    What do I do if my injuries prevent me from working?
    If you’ve been in a serious auto accident, you’re definitely going to need to take some time off from your job. How much time you take off depends on the nature of your injuries and the nature of your work. An injury that keeps…
  • Dec 28

    Can I choose my own attorney for my auto accident case?

    Can I choose my own attorney for my auto accident case?
    Many people who have never used a Seattle injury attorney before tend to assume that if you hire a law firm to help you with a case, you are assigned to one of the firm’s attorneys who will work on your case from beginning to end. This…
  • Dec 9

    Why can’t I gather my own records?

    Why can’t I gather my own records?
    The aftermath of an accident is a trying, stressful time. Sometimes you will feel like you have to do something, anything, be useful in moving your case forward. When it comes to obtaining your own medical records, however, we advise our…
Rank this Week: 505

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: 547

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

Provides bankruptcy information for people living in Oregon and Washington. By the Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm.

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack
    As I noted in an earlier post, the paperwork the forms that Oregon and Washington debtors have used to file bankruptcy since the 1980s will be replaced by a new longer set of forms on December 1, 2015. Many critics have noted that the new…
  • Nov 7

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy
    Good news for current and former Oregon and Washington Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filers who saw their mortgage payments rise with little or no notice during the pendency of their Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases. The U.S. Trustee Program has now…
  • Oct 24

    Practical Improvement to Automatic Stay for Oregon and Washington Debtor

    Practical Improvement to Automatic Stay for Oregon and Washington Debtor
    The Ninth Circuit  has now held that a debtor who sues for damages with respect to a violation of the automatic stay may recover the reasonable fees it incurs prosecuting the action, even after the stay violation is cured. The Section…
Rank this Week: 690

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 21

    Upcoming Seminar: "'My Ex-Employee Did WHAT?' - Preventing and Addressing Post-Employment Misconduct

    Upcoming Seminar: "'My Ex-Employee Did WHAT?' - Preventing and Addressing Post-Employment Misconduct
    Employers face a variety of threats from departing employees, including theft of intellectual property, use and disclosure of trade secrets, and unfair competition and solicitation of customers and employees. Prudent employers can reduce…
  • Aug 19

    Ask Washington Workplace Law: Don't I have the right to get paid more?

    Ask Washington Workplace Law: Don't I have the right to get paid more?
    A reader recently commented on the compensation of seniors who work as resident monitors in a building where they live. The building (in Colorado) is operated by a religious charity. The monitor oversees the premises when management is not…
  • Aug 5

    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: 716

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: 626

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: 583

Washington State Insurance Law…

Washington State Insurance Law Blog

Features summaries of recent appellate court opinions on issues of law important to the Washington insurance industry. By Jason W. Anderson.

http://www.washingtoninsurancelaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation. The Institute measured states' performance based on fourteen…
  • Oct 25

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing
    The Washington Supreme Court held today in a 6/3 split decision that an insurer is not entitled to have a jury decide the reasonableness of a covenant judgment.
  • Jul 1

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation.
Rank this Week: 763

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/
  • Feb 8

    Video Killed the Radio Star… And the Internet Killed Cable

    Video Killed the Radio Star… And the Internet Killed Cable
    By Tyler Quillin This article began with an interest in the disparity between last year’s SEC Network and Pac12 Network revenue yields. However, research led to an even more disruptive evolution in cable television delivery – the…
  • Feb 3

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu
    By Andrew H. Fuller There is little doubt that YouTube content creators have been causing waves in the copyright world since its inception. For example, in 2009, YouTube started to mute the audio tracks of any videos or streams posted by…
  • Feb 1

    How May I Serve You? Facebook as A Means of Serving Notice and Summon

    How May I Serve You? Facebook as A Means of Serving Notice and Summon
    By Samuel Daheim For many, the internet has become the primary means of storing, disseminating, and receiving information in personal affairs. We often regard the web as the most convenient and accessible method of communicating. The question…
Rank this Week: 838

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Feb 5

    Website's HTML Code, But Not Look and Feel, Protectable by Copyright

    Website's HTML Code, But Not Look and Feel, Protectable by Copyright
    Media.net Advertising is an online contextual-advertising provider.  Customers can use Media.net’s web based platform to create custom ads.  Media.net registered its copyrights for its Original Media.net Results Page and its…
  • Jan 22

    Hip-Hop Writer Didn't Hop to Bringing Copyright Infringement Suit

    Hip-Hop Writer Didn't Hop to Bringing Copyright Infringement Suit
    Tyrone Simmons is a hip-hop music writer and performer.  In February 2006, Simmons bought an exclusive license to use a particular beat from hip-hop producer William C. Stanberry, Jr.  Although Stanberry granted an exclusive license…
  • Jan 15

    Who's on First? Copyright Infringement Question as Tangled as the Routine

    Who's on First? Copyright Infringement Question as Tangled as the Routine
    The creators of the dark comedy play Hand to God included in their play dialogue from Who’s on First?, the iconic comedy routine created by Abbott and Costello.  Abbott and Costello's heirs sued Kevin McCollum and others involved…
Rank this Week: 1112

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: 961

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
Rank this Week: 1096

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Jan 27

    US Fish & Wildlife Service Announces New Native American Cooperation Policy

    US Fish & Wildlife Service Announces New Native American Cooperation Policy
      (Loren Holmes photo) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the adoption of an updated Native American policy, emphasizing the need for federal collaboration with tribes to protect natural resources and tribal cultural…
  • Jan 20

    NCAI President Seeks Improved US/Tribal Trust Relationship

    NCAI President Seeks Improved US/Tribal Trust Relationship
    National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby delivered the annual State of Indian Nations address in Washington, D.C., calling on the federal government to enact legislation to support tribes as they seek to encourage…
  • Jan 8

    New Danish Television Program on Native American Economic Development

    New Danish Television Program on Native American Economic Development
    The Danish national broadcasting company DR has just released a new television program on Native American economic development and human security conditions. Most of the program is in english, and the full program can be viewed HERE. Foster…
Rank this Week: 904

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
  • Dec 18

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient
    Behold, more exempt beer ingredients (scroll down for the entire list)! TTB has just superseded and replaced the very important TTB 2014-4 ruling, in favor of TTB Ruling 2015-1. This new ruling adds more than fifty ingredients to TTB’s…
  • Dec 8

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?
    If a Washington brewery wants minors on the premises, what does it need to do? The question comes up quite a bit. Can families spend time at a brewery? We’ve seen kids at breweries, but is it legal? Can we get into trouble? As the law…
  • Sep 3

    Brewery Startup Series #8: Timeline to Opening

    Brewery Startup Series #8: Timeline to Opening
    How long does it take to open a brewery? I’ve put together resources as a part of our Brewery Startup Series in the past. I thought it was time to revisit the milestones we’ve provided, putting the brewery startup process…
Rank this Week: 942

Derek's Tax blog

Derek's Tax blog

Covers taxes and estate planning. By the Jensen Law Office.

http://www.jensenestatelaw.com/blogs
Rank this Week: 1025

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Feb 8

    Eastern Washington Painter Accused of Illegal Contracting Agrees to Stop

    Eastern Washington Painter Accused of Illegal Contracting Agrees to Stop
    A Colville, WA painter facing criminal charges of unregistered contracting agreed this week to stop working illegally. Terry Foster, 82, agreed in court that he must register with the state and pay court fees if he works as a…
  • Feb 4

    Phillips 66 Refinery Fined Nearly $325,000 for Workplace Violation

    Phillips 66 Refinery Fined Nearly $325,000 for Workplace Violation
    Phillips 66 Refinery has been fined $324,000 for failing to correct serious workplace safety and health violations. A Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) inspection of the Ferndale, WA facility found the violations put…
  • Feb 1

    Port 101 Tour, Ship Canal

    Port 101 Tour, Ship Canal
    A couple of months ago, Causey Law Firm gave me the opportunity to take part in a tour of Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal, Ship Canal, and the surrounding Ballard Locks.  The tour was put on by Port of Seattle, and was part of…
Rank this Week: 1672

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/
  • Feb 6

    Preparing for H-1B Visa Lottery in 2016

    Preparing for H-1B Visa Lottery in 2016
    Preparing for H1B Visa Lottery in 2016 This year, USCIS will begin accepting applications for H1B Visa 2017 on April 1st, 2016.The number of applicants continues to rise with each passing year so this year too, we will be facing a lottery to…
  • Jan 21

    DHS Enhances Opportunities for H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 Nonimmigrants and Certain EB-1 Immigrants, Final Rule Posted

    DHS Enhances Opportunities for H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 Nonimmigrants and Certain EB-1 Immigrants, Final Rule Posted
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) amended its regulations on 01/15/2016 to improve the programs serving the H-1B1, E-3 and CW-1 nonimmigrant classifications and the EB-1 immigrant classification. This final rule, posted to the Federal…
  • Jan 19

    BREAKING NEWS: SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CHALLENGE TO IMMIGRATION INITIATIVES PROPOSED BY PRES. OBAMA

    BREAKING NEWS: SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CHALLENGE TO IMMIGRATION INITIATIVES PROPOSED BY PRES. OBAMA
    The Supreme Court of the United States announced today that they would hear the challenge against Pres. Obama’s Immigration initiatives. The decision is expected to come out in June 2016 i.e. right in the middle of the Presidential…
Rank this Week: 1872

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
  • Jan 19

    Case Law Update (State v Gradt)

    Case Law Update (State v Gradt)
    State v. Gradt: The Court reversed and dismissed with prejudice Mr. Gradt’s conviction to possession of 40 grams or less of marijuana, finding that Initiative 502, legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana by persons over…
  • Jan 18

    City of Seattle Buffer Law

    City of Seattle Buffer Law
    Last week the City of Seattle instituted a new policy regarding the 1000 foot buffer rule for marijuana businesses. These changes help, and hurt, those in the industry depending on what type of license is held. Here are the final conditions:…
  • Jan 15

    WSLCB Bulletin Update (January 2016)

    WSLCB Bulletin Update (January 2016)
    On January 8th, 2016 the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board announced impacting changes in the recreational cannabis industry. So far the flow of money and capital has been very restricted specifically in allowing companies to…
Rank this Week: 1160

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jan 10

    Free Tenant Attorneys Return to Pierce County

    Free Tenant Attorneys Return to Pierce County
    In residential evictions in some Washington counties the tenant can get a free attorney. All Pierce County eviction cases are heard in the Superior Court in Tacoma. Several years ago free attorneys were available to residential tenants in…
  • Oct 28

    Amending or Waiving Landlord-Tenant Law by Contract

    Amending or Waiving Landlord-Tenant Law by Contract
    FPA Crescent Associates, LLC (FPA) owns the Crescent Building in Spokane, Washington.  It leased a portion of the building to Pendleton Enterprises LLC (Pendleton).   The lease defined the “lease term” as beginning on…
  • Sep 17

    Tenant Current on Rent Evicted

    Tenant Current on Rent Evicted
    A landlord believed the lease required the tenant to pay $2,000 per month in rent. The tenant believed the lease required only $1,200 rent per month. For about a year and a half, the tenant paid and the landlord accepted without objection the…
Rank this Week: 1903

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 4

    Unusual DUI Defense: Woman's Body Brews Alcohol

    Unusual DUI Defense: Woman's Body Brews Alcohol
    There are a wide variety of potential defenses against DUI charges, ranging from defective breathalyzers to an excessive amount of mouthwash. One woman in New York, however, has seen her charges dismissed after a unique defense – her…
  • Dec 16

    Extra DUI Patrols Policing Whatcom County

    Extra DUI Patrols Policing Whatcom County
    Each year, law enforcement agencies all across the country prepare for more drunk drivers on the road during the holidays. This time of year brings an influx of parties, nights out, and social events to every community and, inevitably, that…
  • Dec 14

    California School Bus Driver Caught Driving Drunk

    California School Bus Driver Caught Driving Drunk
    Following an arrest this past weekend, a young bus driver in Northern California is likely to face serious DUI penalties. As the Washington Times reports, the bus driver was arrested for driving drunk while she had been driving 28 children…
Rank this Week: 1623

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Dec 21

    5 Ways to Prepare for Divorce Mediation in the New Year

    5 Ways to Prepare for Divorce Mediation in the New Year
    The holidays are hectic, happy, stressful and busy all at once— especially for families going through or approaching a divorce. According to FindLaw.com, U.S. divorce rates are highest from January to March each year. This could be due…
  • Nov 24

    Navigating the Holidays with Your Ex and the Kid

    Navigating the Holidays with Your Ex and the Kid
    The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most stressful and isolating. Expectations of good cheer are high during the holiday season, which can bring extra tension to couples that have just gone through a divorce, especially when…
  • Oct 28

    Mediation Balances Power in Divorce Proceeding

    Mediation Balances Power in Divorce Proceeding
    Many relationships have at least a slight imbalance of power between the two people involved; it’s just the nature of humans interacting together. Struggling relationships and those headed toward divorce commonly have a greater divide…
Rank this Week: 1540

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Dec 19

    $20k Soon to Be the New Standard Minimum Angel Investment?

    $20k Soon to Be the New Standard Minimum Angel Investment?
    $25,000 is a common minimum investment in startup financings, at least for those conducted offline (not through an accredited crowdfunding platform). I wonder if that will change, if new SEC staff recommendations for the accredited investor…
  • Dec 18

    NW Brewpub Chain McMenamins Uses Own Site to Openly Solicit Accredited Investor

    NW Brewpub Chain McMenamins Uses Own Site to Openly Solicit Accredited Investor
    Those of you that enjoy beer or securities laws (or both), may have recently seen news articles from various Puget Sound media outlets amorphously mentioning “crowdfunding” when reporting on the development and grand opening of the new…
  • Dec 2

    Comparing the Federal Crowdfunding Rules with Washington State'

    Comparing the Federal Crowdfunding Rules with Washington State'
    Note from Bill: Before returning to private practice, my colleague, Jordan Rood, worked as a state securities regulator. What's more, Jordan was directly involved in the implementation of the crowdfunding law my friend Joe Wallin was so…
Rank this Week: 1530

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: 1838

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Blair Academy and Campylobacter

    Blair Academy and Campylobacter
    About 30 people were recently sickened by Campylobacter at Blair Academy, reports the New Jersey Herald. The school is a private boarding and day school for high school students located... Continue Reading
  • Oct 19

    Campylobacter in California Raw Milk

    Campylobacter in California Raw Milk
    Raw milk produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of OCT 24 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California... Continue Reading
  • Jun 5

    Three Kids Linked to Raw Goat Milk Campylobacter Outbreak

    Three Kids Linked to Raw Goat Milk Campylobacter Outbreak
    Orange County has confirmed three cases of campylobacteriosis infection associated with consumption of raw goat milk distributed by Claravale Farm of San Benito County, California.  All three patients are young... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1408

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: 1486

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • Nov 2

    Child Custody Jurisdiction

    Child Custody Jurisdiction
    One of the most common issues that come up regarding determining custody for a child deals with whether or not Washington has jurisdiction to hear your case.  If both parents are presently in Washington and the child resides in…
  • Aug 18

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military
    Even though you have an interest in a military retirement account as a military dependent, sometimes that interest can be compromised if the military member converts his or her retirement account into a disability based award (actually, when…
  • Jul 14

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant
    It is not uncommon for a person seeking immigration status in the United States (i.e. petitioner) to find him or herself in a position where the other spouse files for a divorce but the Unites States Citizen and Immigration Service ……
Rank this Week: 1630

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Mariscos San Juan #3 Restaurant Shigella Outbreak Update

    Mariscos San Juan #3 Restaurant Shigella Outbreak Update
    As of Monday, October 26, 2015, the number of outbreak-associated cases of Shigella reported to Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) now stands at 188; 150 of these cases... Continue Reading
  • Oct 26

    More Shigella in California

    More Shigella in California
    Shigella, an intestinal diarrheal disease, has been confirmed in 72 of 182 ill people linked with Mariscos San Juan #3 restaurant at 205 N. Fourth St., public health officials said. Two... Continue Reading
  • Oct 23

    Shigella Outbreak Spreads to Multiple Countie

    Shigella Outbreak Spreads to Multiple Countie
    As of October 22, 2015 the number of outbreak-associated cases of Shigella reported to Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) has risen to 141; 118 of these cases are... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1403

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Oct 1

    Social Security Disability and Diabete

    Social Security Disability and Diabete
    When it comes to evaluating disability for persons who have diabetes, either Type I or Type II, Social Security regulations have undergone significant changes in the last 10 years. For many years, the Social Security Administration had a…
  • May 5

    Returning to Work while on Social Security Disability Insurance

    Returning to Work while on Social Security Disability Insurance
    We’ve all heard the stories about people being spied upon while on some form of State or Federal disability benefit. As an attorney, I sometimes hear people tell me stories of themselves being really disabled and not like those other…
  • Apr 29

    Understanding SSDI and SSI

    Understanding SSDI and SSI
    If you are disabled, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both. The program for which you qualify depends on a number of factors and this publication will try to help you…
Rank this Week: 1692

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/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?
    As you may have heard, a recent Washington State Division One appellate court case ruled that at least 90% voter approval is required for new act condominiums to adopt an amendment that imposes leasing restrictions.  The case is Filmore…
  • Sep 12

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!
    From the Team at Barker Martin Barker Martin is excited to announce the launch of its newly designed website, which went live today, Friday, September 12, 2014. The site is located at the same address: www.barkermartin.com.  The site…
  • Sep 4

    Robert Isn't His First Name

    Robert Isn't His First Name
    Henry Martyn Robert (1837 - 1923) was a brigadier general and a distinguished engineer who first published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876. The tradition of updating and revising Robert's Rules of Order is carried on by his grandson, Henry M.…
Rank this Week: 1466

CMS Law Firm's DUI Defense Blog

CMS Law Firm's DUI Defense Blog

Covers Seattle DUI and criminal law.

http://dui-defense-blog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Seattle DUI Guy Podcast 007: 3 Reasons Motions Hearings are Important

    Seattle DUI Guy Podcast 007: 3 Reasons Motions Hearings are Important
    By: Christopher Small In this episode of the Seattle DUI Guys podcast I talk about 3 reasons motions hearings are important. Motions hearings don’t happen in every DUI case, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know about…
  • Apr 7

    Seattle DUI Guy Podcast 006: Why You Need a DUI Attorney at Your First Court Appearance

    Seattle DUI Guy Podcast 006: Why You Need a DUI Attorney at Your First Court Appearance
    By: Christopher Small In this episode of the Seattle DUI Guys podcast I talk about why it’s so important to have a DUI lawyer at your first court appearance. Given the recent happenings around Seattle (you can read more about that in my…
  • Apr 4

    Why More Punishment Doesn’t Work for Discouraging DUI

    Why More Punishment Doesn’t Work for Discouraging DUI
    Last week (or maybe two weeks ago now) the City of Seattle suffered the tragic loss of two people, the significant injury of two more, and probably another life lost behind a jail cell. The incident I’m referring to is Mark…
Rank this Week: 1122

Olivie Law Blog

Olivie Law Blog

Covers immigration legal issues, general human rights, refugee rights and immigrant rights. By André Olivie.

http://olivielaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 19

    Obama’s New Immigration Law

    Obama’s New Immigration Law
    Great News for some young undocumented immigrants. President Obama as implemented a new policy they are calling deferred action that will allow certain undocumented immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have been in the country for…
  • Jun 19

    Obama’s New Immigration Law

    Obama’s New Immigration Law
    Great News for some young undocumented immigrants. President Obama as implemented a new policy they are calling deferred action that will allow certain undocumented immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have been in the…
  • Apr 3

    New Website

    New Website
    The Law Office of Andre Olivie has a new website and blog. Please find it at to www.olivielaw.com Andre Olivie, Immigration Attorney
Rank this Week: 1351

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: 1439

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: 1489

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/
  • Feb 8

    Who Is Patenaude & Felix and Why Are they Suing Me?

    Who Is Patenaude & Felix and Why Are they Suing Me?
    Patenaude & Felix is a debt collection law firm based in San Diego, California. The law firm has attorneys licensed in many states, including Washington state, which allows them to file debt collection lawsuits on…
  • Jan 27

    How Can I Stop A Foreclosure Sale Immediately?

    How Can I Stop A Foreclosure Sale Immediately?
    Receiving a notice of a foreclosure sale is not something that a person usually plans for.  Perhaps you knew this day was coming but due to circumstances out of your control you simply have not been able to get a…Read more…
  • Dec 16

    What Can I Do If A Debt Collector Won’t Stop Collecting Against Me After Filing For Bankruptcy?

    What Can I Do If A Debt Collector Won’t Stop Collecting Against Me After Filing For Bankruptcy?
    What Can I Do If  A Debt Collector Won’t Stop Collecting Against Me After Filing For Bankruptcy? Most debt collectors and debt collection law firms understand that when a consumer files for bankruptcy they are protected by…
Rank this Week: 4720

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Feb 8

    March 2016 Visa Bulletin Commentary

    March 2016 Visa Bulletin Commentary
    March 2016 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category advances 21 days to priority date at 22 September 2014, 7 days movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 22 of May 2009; F4 category…
  • Feb 4

    ‘Tis The Season of…. H1bs! Deadline April 1st 2016

    ‘Tis The Season of…. H1bs! Deadline April 1st 2016
    I often refer to April 1st as the business immigration lawyers ‘tax day’.  Every year, the government has a cap of 65000 H1b visas for people with a Bachelor’s degree and an additional 20,000 reserved for those who have…
  • Feb 1

    Todd Schulte, President-FWD.us on Tahmina’s Radio Show on 2/2

    Todd Schulte, President-FWD.us on Tahmina’s Radio Show on 2/2
    We are incredibly thrilled and honored to have the President of FWD.us Todd Schulte on Tahmina’s radio show “Immigration With Tahmina”  on Desi 1250 am this Tuesday 2nd February at 10am. With the Iowa caucuses…
Rank this Week: 4216

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
  • Feb 8

    Domestic Violence Case Process in Pierce County / Tacoma – Be Aware of Some Difference

    Domestic Violence Case Process in Pierce County / Tacoma – Be Aware of Some Difference
    Domestic violence cases must see a Judge to bail out. No contact is almost always imposed. Abide by the no contact order so that you do not turn a difficult case for the prosecution into an easy case for the prosecution.
  • Feb 7

    What a Domestic Violence Designation Means in Washington

    What a Domestic Violence Designation Means in Washington
    Have you been charged with assault or a related crime? Is there a domestic violence designation attached? You’re living in a nightmare. You’re worried about the potential jail time, and the fine, and any other consequences. Plus…
  • Feb 5

    What to Check for When Looking for a Tacoma Defense Attorney – DUI or Otherwise

    What to Check for When Looking for a Tacoma Defense Attorney – DUI or Otherwise
    You’re being either accused of DUI or are under investigation for a crime. Perhaps you’ve even had to go through the stress of arrest and arraignment. This is the most stress you’ve probably ever been under. You’re…
Rank this Week: 2216

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Disclosing Foreign Accounts -- Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Disclosing Foreign Accounts -- Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    As I discussed in my previous post, if you have a foreign account and have reported the income and paid taxes on it, but you have not filed FBARs, you can file the late forms without fear of late filing penalties. Unfortunately, the IRS is…
  • Jan 21

    Disclosing Foreign Accounts -- Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedure

    Disclosing Foreign Accounts -- Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedure
    In my previous posts about disclosing foreign accounts, I discussed the OVDP and the Streamlined Filing procedures.  The focus of these programs are taxpayers who have foreign financial accounts and/or business entities and have not…
  • Jan 5

    Article in the NY Times About Why People Cheat on Taxe

    Article in the NY Times About Why People Cheat on Taxe
    The New York Times published an interesting article, yesterday If The I.R.S. Is Watching You, You'll Pay Up, about the psychology behind cheating on one's taxes.  While the article does not get into specifics about how the IRS identifies…
Rank this Week: 3603

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • Feb 4

    This post is a reminder that it is OK to…

    This post is a reminder that it is OK to pick up the phone and call me.  I know that sounds a bit odd. But, I can tell from the stats on this blog that traffic is up since the first of the year. I get it, you have questions. You’re…
  • Feb 2

    Port of Tacoma

    Port of Tacoma
    Just saw a super cool aerial video of the Port of Tacoma at the ILWU 23 Home page. http://www.ilwulocal23.org The fly over of the cranes is pretty spectacular. I represent workers who are injured at the Port, so sometimes I forget it can be a…
  • Nov 18

    Segregation Order

    Segregation Order
    Segregation Orders matter – sometimes a lot. If you receive an order from the department which says it is denying responsibility for a medical or mental health condition, do not ignore this order. You have a brief window – 60…
Rank this Week: 2227

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Washington Court Finds in Favor of Plaintiff in Premises Liability Case

    Washington Court Finds in Favor of Plaintiff in Premises Liability Case
    The Court of Appeals of Washington reviewed a judgment in favor of the plaintiffs in a recent premises liability case, Gould v. N. Kitsap Bus. Park Mgmt., LLC (Wash. Ct. App. Jan. 19, 2016). In Gould, the plaintiff was injured when she…
  • Jan 31

    Circumstances When Litigation May Not Be The Best Route – Family Law

    Circumstances When Litigation May Not Be The Best Route – Family Law
    While it might be surprising to to read a law firm telling you about circumstances when you may not need an attorney or want to seek court action to respond to a difficulty in your life, it actually serves both the clients’…
  • Jan 20

    Washington Supreme Court Finds No Alternative Means to Commit DUI Under Prior Statute

    Washington Supreme Court Finds No Alternative Means to Commit DUI Under Prior Statute
    The Supreme Court of Washington issued a recent opinion in the case of State v. Sandholm (Wash. Dec. 3, 2015), interpreting the former version of the driving under the influence (DUI) statute, RCW 46.61.502, in order to determine the number…
Rank this Week: 2116

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    SARA JO Wreckage Possible Hazard to Navigation

    SARA JO Wreckage Possible Hazard to Navigation
    Friday, The United States Coast Guard placed limitations on the movement of deep draft vessels across the Coos Bay Harbor entrance. The action came following the capsizing of the SARA JO on the Coos bay bar last week.   One crewman…
  • Feb 2

    Injured Fisherman Airlifted From F/V BARBARA J

    Injured Fisherman Airlifted From F/V BARBARA J
    A fisherman aboard the BARBARA J has been airlifted for medical treatment. The crewman reportedly was injured in a fall down the vessel’s stairs and needed emergency medical treatment.  The accident happened on Sunday near Unimak…
  • Jan 25

    FISHING BOAT CAPTAIN JOHN SINKS; FIVE CREWMEN RESCUED AND SAFE

    FISHING BOAT CAPTAIN JOHN SINKS; FIVE CREWMEN RESCUED AND SAFE
    The 65 foot fishing vessel CAPTAIN JOHN sank Sunday night 30 miles west of La Push. Five crewmen aboard the vessel are reported safe.  The vessel sent a distress call to the Coast Guard at 2:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon indicating the vessel…
Rank this Week: 2667

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/
  • Feb 1

    Five Key Securities Issues in Due Diligence of M&A Deal

    Five Key Securities Issues in Due Diligence of M&A Deal
    In business acquisitions, and especially in business acquisitions structured as stock purchases, there are a number of securities issues you’ll want to be on the lookout for. For the purposes of this post, you can think of a security as…
  • Jan 19

    Employer Trends in Parental Leave Policie

    Employer Trends in Parental Leave Policie
    We’ve been reading the business news surrounding companies increasing the parental leave they offer their employees. In today’s blog post, we take a more in depth review of the trend locally, discuss what businesses can expect in…
  • Dec 22

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Damages, Destruction, and Business Interruption

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Damages, Destruction, and Business Interruption
    This latest post in the Understanding Your Commercial Lease series discusses damages, destruction, and business interruption. The damages and destruction provisions of your commercial lease will detail who (between the tenant and landlord)…
Rank this Week: 3190