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Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Oct 31

    Unpasteurized Apple Cider Link in E. coli Outbreak

    Unpasteurized Apple Cider Link in E. coli Outbreak
    According the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) unpasteurized apple cider at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market in Waterloo, Ontario has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Rolling Acres Cider Mill is recalling…
  • Oct 31

    CDC: Genome Sequencing Likely Link Between Listeria Cheese and Death

    CDC: Genome Sequencing Likely Link Between Listeria Cheese and Death
    Several recalls of cheese and dairy products produced by Oasis Brands, Inc. due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination have been announced by FDA. On August 4, 2014, Oasis Brands, Inc. voluntarily recalled quesito casero (fresh…
  • Oct 30

    If you ate at an unnamed Maine Restaurant you may be at risk for hepatitis A

    If you ate at an unnamed Maine Restaurant you may be at risk for hepatitis A
    Mike Reagan of WMTW reports that the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a health alert about hepatitis A.  However, the Maine CDC will not say what restaurant it is. The center said that a food service worker at a…
Rank this Week: 72

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: 285

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/
  • Oct 27

    Winter driving preparedness including some cell phone app

    Winter driving preparedness including some cell phone app
    Saturday night Western Washington experienced a storm with high winds downing power lines and tree branches crashing on roofs. The storm was a message that winter will soon be upon us and drivers should make sure their vehicles are prepared…
  • Oct 22

    Beating victims sues Oregon bar under dram shop liability law

    Beating victims sues Oregon bar under dram shop liability law
    A man who was severely beaten by an intoxicated patron of a Portland bar has filed a civil lawsuit against the bar asking for nearly three quarters of a million dollars in damages. (Read "Beating victim sues N. Portland bar, claiming it…
  • Oct 20

    Airbag recall expands to include more areas, more car

    Airbag recall expands to include more areas, more car
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) along with Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors vehicles have notified owners of millions of vehicles to replace airbags manufactured by Takata due to a manufacturing…
Rank this Week: 332

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Oct 26

    WIL Out and About

    WIL Out and About
    The festive season has begun and we have been out and about. The South Asian Bar Association of Washington held its annual dinner at Farestart restaurant in downtown Seattle.  The event was much fun as usual. Below are a few photos.…
  • Oct 23

    Visa Guru Charlie Oppenheim Agrees There Are Unused Visa

    Visa Guru Charlie Oppenheim Agrees There Are Unused Visa
    As many of my readers will know, over the summer there was much discussion about whether there were unused visas and whethey they could be recaptured.  Various newspapers had reported about 200,000 visas remain unused. The recaputuring…
  • Oct 13

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?
    There is much ado today and in the last couple of days in the news that President Obama will change H1b visa rules to help keep talented skilled-immigrants in the US. Here is a link to such a story from the International Business Times. I…
Rank this Week: 366

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/
  • Apr 1

    VIDEO: What is UM/UIM coverage and should I have it?

    VIDEO: What is UM/UIM coverage and should I have it?
    Hi I’m Jared, I’m from Premier Law Group, and today I’m going to answer a common question I hear: Should I purchase UIM or UM coverage? And the answer to that is, yes. But before we get to why you want to get that coverage,…
  • Apr 1

    Video: What’s the dirtiest trick the insurance company pulls on auto accident victims?

    Video: What’s the dirtiest trick the insurance company pulls on auto accident victims?
    Hi, I’m Jared, and I’m from Premier Law Group and today I’m going tell you about the dirtiest trick I’ve seen the insurance company pull in personal injury cases. We have seen many clients who tell us about this…
  • Mar 18

    Video: Will there be attorney’s fees if I lose my case?

    Video: Will there be attorney’s fees if I lose my case?
    A common concern for people who have never hired a personal injury attorney before is if their attorney will charge fees if they lose their case. If you’ve hired a lawyer, you’re obviously worried about whether or not you would…
Rank this Week: 353

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Jewel Deli Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit – Illinois (2014)

    Jewel Deli Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit – Illinois (2014)
    In June 2104 Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium among persons who had consumed chicken... Continue Reading
  • Oct 28

    Chia Powder Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit – Nationwide (2014)

    Chia Powder Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit – Nationwide (2014)
    Between January and July 2014 public health officials in the United States and Canada investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of organic sprouted chia seeds or chia powder. ... Continue Reading
  • Oct 28

    Antioch Farms Salmonella Outbreak Litigation – Minnesota (2014)

    Antioch Farms Salmonella Outbreak Litigation – Minnesota (2014)
    State health and agriculture officials said today that six recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees. The implicated product... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 414

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/
  • Oct 29

    Bicycle accident fatalities increase on the rise

    Bicycle accident fatalities increase on the rise
    Cities across the nation are encouraging motorists to become bicyclists and bicycle commuting has increased dramatically since 2000. Most cities do not have the infrastructure such as bicycle lanes and complete streets to keep bicyclists…
  • Oct 21

    State says school bus stop sign violations on increase

    State says school bus stop sign violations on increase
    This week is school bus safety week and Washington State's Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) says that, based on their survey, more drivers are ignoring school bus stop signs than ever beffore. According to the OSPI,…
  • Oct 9

    Are hit and run car accidents on the rise?

    Are hit and run car accidents on the rise?
    Almost a week does not go by that we don't read about a hit and run car accident in the news. Just last week, Bellevue police recommended felony charges for a Bellevue woman who was suspected of striking a pedestrian on Coal Creek Drive and…
Rank this Week: 462

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    The Family Farm Raw Milk Campylobacter Lawsuit – Pennsylvania (2012)

    The Family Farm Raw Milk Campylobacter Lawsuit – Pennsylvania (2012)
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed at least 80 cases of Campylobacter infections in an outbreak tied to contaminated unpasteurized milk from The Family Cow dairy, located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. ... Continue Reading
  • Oct 24

    Raw Milk – with Campylobacter – Strikes Again

    Raw Milk – with Campylobacter – Strikes Again
    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene (WSLH), the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Pepin County Health Department have... Continue Reading
  • Sep 30

    Campylobacter 22, Durand Football 0

    Campylobacter 22, Durand Football 0
    Lindsay Alowairdi reports that 22 cases of Campylobacter have now been confirmed in the Durand School District. Heidi Stewart, with the Pepin County Health Department, says all of the cases... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 605

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/
  • Oct 23

    Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!

    Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!
    On the HBO program Last Week Tonight, John Oliver observed that without video Supreme Court oral arguments are pretty dry, even with courtroom sketches as backdrops. So he proposed that the audio be livened up with video. What video? Dogs!…
  • Aug 7

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

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

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse
    Under RPC 1.2(d), a "lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . ."  Does this cover lawyers advising clients under Washington's new marijuana law, when possession is…
Rank this Week: 581

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Jun 17

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement
    In Louisiana public contracts and jobs have been gaining momentum for my clients. Over the past few years there has been a spike in public work and as these jobs reach completion contractors, subcontractors, equipment lessors, laborers and…
  • Jun 9

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an “attorney letter.” There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who…
  • Jun 8

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an "attorney letter." There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who simply trash…
Rank this Week: 592

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Red Robin Restaurant Hepatitis A Exposure Class Action lawsuit – Missouri (2014)

    Red Robin Restaurant Hepatitis A Exposure Class Action lawsuit – Missouri (2014)
    Springfield Missouri Health officials administered more than 5,000 doses of the hepatitis A vaccine. On May 20, 2014, health department officials learned of a food service worker at the Red... Continue Reading
  • Sep 27

    Hepatitis A Cluster in Alabama

    Hepatitis A Cluster in Alabama
    The Alabama Department of Public Health is investigating three cases of hepatitis A in Clarke County in southwest Alabama. The department says two of the cases involve people who have... Continue Reading
  • Sep 25

    165 Sick with Hepatitis A Linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend

    165 Sick with Hepatitis A Linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend
    165 people were confirmed to have become ill from hepatitis A after eating ‘Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend’ in 10 states: Arizona (24), California (80), Colorado (29), Hawaii (8), New... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 684

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: 655

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Oasis Brands Cheese Linked to Listeria Illnesses in New York, Tennessee and Texa

    Oasis Brands Cheese Linked to Listeria Illnesses in New York, Tennessee and Texa
    The CDC reports that whole-genome sequences of the Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from recalled quesito casero cheese produced by Oasis Brands, Inc. were found to be highly related to sequences... Continue Reading
  • Oct 28

    Marte brand Frescolina ricotta salata cheese Listeria Outbreak Lawsuit – Multistate (2012)

    Marte brand Frescolina ricotta salata cheese Listeria Outbreak Lawsuit – Multistate (2012)
    Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against importer Forever Cheese and Peterson Company, a Washington state cheese distributor, on September 24, 2012. The lawsuit was filed in King County Superior Court... Continue Reading
  • Oct 28

    Dairy Recalls Listeria-tainted Milk

    Dairy Recalls Listeria-tainted Milk
    New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today warned consumers in Sullivan County and the surrounding area not to consume “unpasteurized” raw farm milk from the Richard Dirie Farm,... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1019

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Oct 31

    Petrella Brings Copyright Statute of Limitations Focus Shift to Circuit

    Petrella Brings Copyright Statute of Limitations Focus Shift to Circuit
    Architectural firm Chicago Building Design, P.C. sued one of its former clients, Mongolian House, Inc., for copyright infringement.  At the district court level, the parties and the court focused on the date on which the statute of…
  • Oct 24

    Nonprofit Educational Use is Fair Use and Trumps Lack of Transformation

    Nonprofit Educational Use is Fair Use and Trumps Lack of Transformation
    Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Sage Publications sued Georgia State University (GSU) for copyright infringement.  GSU made scanned materials from plaintiff’s books available to students over the Internet…
  • Oct 17

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement
    David Pryor wrote the musical composition “Bumpin’ Bus Stop” in 1974.  His band, The Play Boys, recorded the song at Gold Future Recording Studio.  Pryor distributed copies of “Bumpin’ Bus Stop”…
Rank this Week: 1003

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Salsarita Shigella Outbreak Lawsuit – Arkansas (2014)

    Salsarita Shigella Outbreak Lawsuit – Arkansas (2014)
    Salsarita’s Restaurant in the Walmart Home Office Café in Bentonville has reopened following a Shigella outbreak that made 275 sick in nine states according to the Benton County Health Department.  According to...…
  • Oct 2

    Zov’s Restaurant: Another Orange County Shigella Scare

    Zov’s Restaurant: Another Orange County Shigella Scare
    Nancy Luna reports that Zov’s restaurant in Irvine was forced to shut down briefly Wednesday in the wake of a foodborne illness probe tied to four sick customers, health department... Continue Reading
  • Sep 5

    True Food with Shigella

    True Food with Shigella
    Nancy Luna reports with the Orange county Register that an upscale restaurant at Fashion Island that bills itself as a healthy living establishment is at the center of a suspected... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1021

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Oct 26

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet
    Thanks to a London nephew, I'm reading Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin, an anthology of poems by Hardy, Housman, Betjeman, Auden, MacNeice and Larkin, chosen by the English playwright Alan Bennett, with commentary by Bennett between each presented…
  • Oct 22

    Weight as Volume as Displacement of Space

    Weight as Volume as Displacement of Space
    A brilliant, young sculptor has just arrived in Seattle. Her name is Francesca Lohmann. I saw these pieces at the Vignette gallery this evening on Yale Avenue in Capitol Hill. What a talent. The small-scale "sandbags" (I'll call…
  • Oct 16

    Changing the rules for who is allowed to invest in startup

    Changing the rules for who is allowed to invest in startup
    By now, you've probably heard that the SEC is considering making changes to the accredited investor definition. The definition is important to entrepreneurs, angel investors, and the startups they work on together, because it defines the…
Rank this Week: 796

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: 1031

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

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

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 820

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…
  • 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
  • Apr 3

    New Website for The Law Office of Andre Olivie

    New Website for The Law Office of Andre Olivie
    The Law Office of Andre Olivie has a new website and blog.  www.olivielaw.com Andre Olivie, Immigration Attorney
Rank this Week: 1030

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    SLEEPING AT THE WHEEL OF A FISHING VESSEL? EIGHT TIMES? GROSSLY NEGLIGENT.

    SLEEPING AT THE WHEEL OF A FISHING VESSEL? EIGHT TIMES? GROSSLY NEGLIGENT.
    Kevin Lam, 43, master of the fishing vessel LADY ANN MARGARET, pled guilty to eight charges of sleeping at the wheel for extended periods of time with no other person on watch, said the US Attorney's Office for the District...
  • Oct 24

    FUEL BARGE ADRIFT IN BEAUFORT SEA, AK

    FUEL BARGE ADRIFT IN BEAUFORT SEA, AK
    A 134-foot barge is drifting in the Beaufort Sea and may be headed towards Prudhoe Bay after its towline snapped in Canadian waters during a severe storm Monday. The unmanned barge, carrying 950 gallons of diesel fuel, broke free from...
  • Oct 23

    AMERICAN TUG BARBARA FOSS RESCUES DISABLED RUSSIAN CONTAINER SHIP ADRIFT OFF HAIDA GWAII IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

    AMERICAN TUG BARBARA FOSS RESCUES DISABLED RUSSIAN CONTAINER SHIP ADRIFT OFF HAIDA GWAII IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
    On Thursday night, October 17, 2014, the 440' Russian container ship SIMUSHIR lost power in heavy winds and rough water off Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, while sailing from Everett, WA to Russia. SIMUSHIR was…
Rank this Week: 1341

The Amateur Law Professor

The Amateur Law Professor

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

http://theamateurlawprofessor.com
Rank this Week: 1160

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Oct 26

    Un-manned barge drifting for Prudhoe Bay

    Un-manned barge drifting for Prudhoe Bay
    A 134 ft un-manned barge, adrift in the Beaufort Sea after its towline snapped, is headed towards Prudhoe Bay. The barge, carrying 950 gallons of diesel fuel, broke free from the tow vessel and is being driven by high winds into US waters.…
  • Oct 20

    Russian cargo ship adrift

    Russian cargo ship adrift
    A Russian cargo ship en route to Russia from Washington state that lost power on Thursday night west of the Haida Gwaii archipelago, off B.C.'s north coast, has docked in Prince Rupert. A mechanical failure left the Simushir drifting in heavy…
  • Oct 19

    LADY A, Sunk

    LADY A, Sunk
    Coast Guard Port Angeles received a distress call from the owner of the 67ft recreational vessel LADY A, October 17, 2014. A response boat and helicopter were immediately dispatched to the sight, north of Dungeness Spit, Sequin WA. The crew…
Rank this Week: 1372

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/
  • Oct 25

    Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Homeowners New and Improved

    Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Homeowners New and Improved
    The Oregon Bankruptcy Court’s recent ruling in In Re Watt requires a mortgage holder to accept title to a home surrendered in chapter 13 bankruptcy. Prior to In Re Watt, a borrower could surrender a home in Chapter 13…
  • Oct 12

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score
    Oregon bankruptcy filers with bottom of the barrel credit scores might find that the quickest and easiest way to increase their credit scores in the wake of a bankruptcy filing is to become an authorized user on a family member’s credit…
  • Oct 11

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood
    When  I meet with Oregon debtors for the first time in our Portland and Salem offices, I cannot help but notice that many of them are concerned that they will not qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. For many of them, the worry is that they…
Rank this Week: 1226

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: 1289

Arrow Law Group

Arrow Law Group

Covers bankruptcy law and opinions.

http://blog.arrowlawgroup.com/
  • Jan 15

    I AM MONTHS BEHIND ON MY MORTGAGE -- WHAT DO I DO?

    I AM MONTHS BEHIND ON MY MORTGAGE -- WHAT DO I DO?
    I've realized that before people come to see me, they have already consulted with numerous people "in the industry"--and most of the time, the information they receive is incomplete or flat out wrong. This is because the first…
  • Jul 28

    What to do when you are facing forclosure. (Washington State)

    What to do when you are facing forclosure. (Washington State)
    Lately, there has been this craze that we are somehow over this foreclosure mess. Yes, I admit that we have had a few good months of real estate sale; real estate inventory is low compared to the number of buyers. This doe not mean that the…
  • Jun 14

    The Pitfall of a Poorly Filed Bankruptcy

    The Pitfall of a Poorly Filed Bankruptcy
    Many folks have asked me why an attorney will make a difference when filing for bankruptcy. Honestly, it might not make a difference depending on your circumstance. I've seen lots of bankruptcy filed without attorneys and they turn out just…
Rank this Week: 1470

Washington Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Washington Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers the latest news on maritime law, accidents, and settlements. By Anderson Carey Alexander

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

    Hurricane Sandy Buffets Cruise Ship

    Hurricane Sandy Buffets Cruise Ship
    Hurricane Sandy, which is stirring up waves as large as 32 feet high according to buoy readings, is also giving a wild ride to passengers on at least five cruise ships. Captain Vito Giacalone of Carnival Cruise Lines told ABC News via…
  • Jan 3

    Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rock

    Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rock
    The Coast Guard towed the 40-foot fishing vessel JAYDEN RAY and its crew to safety early this morning after she ran aground at LaPush, about 3 miles north of the mouth of the Quillayute River, on the Olympic Peninsula. The Coast Guard…
  • Jan 3

    Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rock

    Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rock
    The Coast Guard towed the 40-foot fishing vessel JAYDEN RAY and its crew to safety early this morning after she ran aground at LaPush, about 3 miles north of the mouth of the Quillayute River, on the Olympic Peninsula. The Coast Guard…
Rank this Week: 1095

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: 1285

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
  • Oct 31

    Is Your Trademarkable Beer Name Distributable?

    Is Your Trademarkable Beer Name Distributable?
    It’s no secret, I’m a big believer in proactive brand protection. To that, I’ve been pleased to see breweries get out in front of trademark issues by asking for early clearance reports for their new beer names, then filing a…
  • Oct 28

    How Much Does it Cost to Start a Brewery?

    How Much Does it Cost to Start a Brewery?
    For Doug and I, there’s little more fun than helping out soon-to-be brewery owners very early in the planning process. As many of you know, Doug’s family owns a brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, so he’s been right there,…
  • Oct 26

    Washington State Beer Label Requirement

    Washington State Beer Label Requirement
    So, you’re ready to package. Awesome. What should be top of mind when preparing a Washington-ready beer label? There are a few things to note but, in general, compliance with TTB regulations will get you close to compliant…
Rank this Week: 2108

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Oct 30

    New Law Clarifies Process for Tenants who Avoid Service

    New Law Clarifies Process for Tenants who Avoid Service
    To start an eviction lawsuit in Washington (a.k.a. an unlawful detainer action) the landlord must first serve applicable notices such as a notice to pay rent or vacate, comply or vacate, or a notice to terminate a month to month tenancy.…
  • Oct 24

    No Attorney Fees for Eviction after Foreclosure

    No Attorney Fees for Eviction after Foreclosure
    The buyer of a house at a foreclosure auction is generally entitled to possession twenty days after the foreclosure sale, but with protections of tenants of the former owner under both state and federal laws.   If the occupants to not…
  • Jul 31

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
    Landlords often use a consumer report to screen new tenant applicants. The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) mandates that a landlord who uses a consumer report make certain disclosures when the landlord takes an action adverse to a…
Rank this Week: 2030

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/
  • Oct 30

    Executive Action Against Privacy Breache

    Executive Action Against Privacy Breache
    By Stephanie Olson Credit card fraud and identity theft is America’s fastest growing crime, as evidenced by recent hacks into major corporate data banks. The major data breaches at Home Depot, Target and JP Morgan Chase last year alone…
  • Oct 29

    California Sets the Bar for State Regulation of Autonomous Vehicle Testing

    California Sets the Bar for State Regulation of Autonomous Vehicle Testing
    By Brooks Lindsay Last month, a California law went into effect allowing autonomous vehicle testing on any California public road. The law, signed in May by Governor Jerry Brown, is the most important regulatory framework to date surrounding…
  • Oct 29

    California Sets the Bar for State Regulation of Autonomous Vehicle Testing

    California Sets the Bar for State Regulation of Autonomous Vehicle Testing
    By Brooks Lindsay Last month, a California law went into effect allowing autonomous vehicle testing on any California public road. The law, signed in May by Governor Jerry Brown, is the most important regulatory framework to date surrounding…
Rank this Week: 2025

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/
  • Oct 24

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Rent, Additional Rent, Free Rent, and Why Your Business Should Care

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Rent, Additional Rent, Free Rent, and Why Your Business Should Care
    Rent is so commonly understood that discussing the definition might seem like a waste of time. Rent, free rent, and additional rent are seemingly synonyms. The use of all three terms doesn’t appear at first glance to be particularly…
  • Oct 23

    SEC Advisory Committee Issues Accredited Investor Recommendation

    SEC Advisory Committee Issues Accredited Investor Recommendation
    The SEC recently release advisory committee recommendations for updates to the definition of “accredited investor,” other issues related to accredited investors, and recent updates to the securities laws. For years, there has been…
  • Oct 15

    Von Trapp’s Trademark Dispute

    Von Trapp’s Trademark Dispute
    What do beer, bocce and Bavarian singers have in common? Apparently a trademark dispute as of last month. The famous Capitol Hill bar and restaurant Von Trapp’s was recently persuaded to change its name at the request of a member…
Rank this Week: 1713

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/
  • Oct 15

    Washington Supreme Court Limits HOAs' Ability to Create New Restrictive Covenant

    Washington Supreme Court Limits HOAs' Ability to Create New Restrictive Covenant
    The Washington Supreme Court issued a published opinion this past April that significantly limited the ability of homeowners associations to create new restrictive covenants that have no relation to existing covenants.  The case involved…
  • Sep 18

    Washington Court Rules that Condominium Leasing Restrictions Require 90% Approval

    Washington Court Rules that Condominium Leasing Restrictions Require 90% Approval
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled earlier this month that 90% owner approval is necessary to amend the declarations of condominiums created after July 1, 1990 in a manner that restricts owners' ability to lease their units.  The…
  • Aug 11

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September
    The King County Office of Civil Rights will present free fair housing workshops in Seattle on August 19 and September 17. The August workshop will discuss reasonable accommodations and modifications for residents with disabilities.  The…
Rank this Week: 1559

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

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

    Domestic Violence, the NFL and Constitutional Rights in Criminal Case

    Domestic Violence, the NFL and Constitutional Rights in Criminal Case
    If you are charged with a Domestic Violence crime [or DUI, Drug Offences, Shoplifting or Murder] whether you live in Seattle, Oak Harbor, Bellingham or Mt. Vernon, you are entitled to representation by a criminal defense attorney, to have a…
  • Aug 27

    Evolution of Search and Seizure Law Re: Blood Draws in the DUI Context (Part 1)

    Evolution of Search and Seizure Law Re: Blood Draws in the DUI Context (Part 1)
    By:Brent Thompson Any warrantless search or seizure is presumed unlawful aside from a few jealously guarded exceptions. Traditional exceptions include but are not limited to (1) consent; (2) incident to arrest; (3) hot pursuit; and (4)…
  • Aug 25

    Fergusson, MO and Me

    Fergusson, MO and Me
    Mimi always says I manage to turn everything into stories about me, but this is hard not to. This is where I grew up. Well, not exactly. But my parents and older sisters lived in Fergusson right before I was born. I grew up hearing this…
Rank this Week: 2017

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)

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

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall

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

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right
    Update: On March 19th The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of current Domestic Violence offender gun ban to keep misdemeanor assaults as a preclusion to possess a firearm. The issue at hand was not whether dangerous violent…
Rank this Week: 1796

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Jun 11

    How to Verify Whether You’re “Insured” to Claim Social Security Disability Benefit

    How to Verify Whether You’re “Insured” to Claim Social Security Disability Benefit
    It is important for anyone who is considering an application for Social Security disability benefits, (benefits based upon their own past earnings records) to first verify that they have “insured” status under the Social Security…
  • Jun 11

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study
    If you are disabled by many causes, or disabled from working due to causes not related to your work injury, such as cancer, an illness, or an injury when not working, you may still be entitled to Full Worker’s Compensation Disability…
  • Jun 11

    Changes in Washington’s Workers’ Compensation System Can Deny You Caring Doctor

    Changes in Washington’s Workers’ Compensation System Can Deny You Caring Doctor
    I just finished a file review of a client, and every time the family doctor rejected the opinions of the panel examiners for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), he was challenged by the claims manager as well as…
Rank this Week: 1985

The Seattle Injury Attorney

The Seattle Injury Attorney

Covers Washington injury court cases and laws. By Travis Eller.

http://www.theseattleinjuryattorney.com/
  • Apr 20

    Breast Implants and Bungee Jump

    Breast Implants and Bungee Jump
    A doctor goes bungee jumping and injures his eye. He ends up having surgery on the eye. He then performs a breast augmentation surgery for a patient, using saline implants. Later the patient notices rippling on her left upper breast. She goes…
  • Apr 17

    Personal Injury Case Against McDonald’s Survives Appeal

    Personal Injury Case Against McDonald’s Survives Appeal
    A woman filed a personal injury lawsuit against McDonald’s. McDonald’s served interrogatories (written questions). The woman’s attorney did not hear from her for a very long time, but told McDonald’s attorneys that he…
  • Apr 4

    Will the Real Big Lots Please Stand Up?

    Will the Real Big Lots Please Stand Up?
    A woman was shopping with her two-year-old child in a Big Lots store in Washington. A Big Lots employee was stacking heavy boxes across the aisle. The employee knocked over some of the heavy boxes, which struck the child on the head. The…
Rank this Week: 2299

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Copyright Infringement Advisor

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

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

    Open WiFi Is NOT Negligence

    Open WiFi Is NOT Negligence
    I wanted to post a quick note about the new case recently filed by Daniel G. Ruggiero in Pennsylvania, as reported by DieTrollDie.
Rank this Week: 1545

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: 1900

Washington Labor, Employment &…

Washington Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Blog

Covers events in labor, employment, and employee benefits law in Seattle, Washington. By Donald W. Heyrich.

http://www.waemploymentlawblog.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Eighth Circuit Enforces “But For” Burden of Proof in ADEA Case

    Eighth Circuit Enforces “But For” Burden of Proof in ADEA Case
     
  • May 22

    FMLA Protection for Part-timers?

    FMLA Protection for Part-timers?
    This week the Indiana Supreme Court held that an employee f illing multiple positions with the same employer is eligible for leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act if that employee’s total service is sufficient to qualify -…
  • Mar 31

    Jurors’ Use of the Web Causing Problems at Trial

    Jurors’ Use of the Web Causing Problems at Trial
    A major rise in the use of handheld devices such as the Blackberry and iPhone is becoming a problem in courtrooms across the country.  A mistrial was recently declared in a major criminal drug trial in federal district court in Florida,…
Rank this Week: 1644

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 30

    Standardized Field Sobriety Test

    Standardized Field Sobriety Test
    If you are stopped by police for suspicion of DUI, the officer will likely ask you to perform a field sobriety test to help determine your level of impairment. Failing a field sobriety test can give the officer grounds to arrest you for drunk…
  • Oct 7

    196th Street Closed After Drunk Driver Hits Electrical Pole

    196th Street Closed After Drunk Driver Hits Electrical Pole
    For about 12 hours following a car accident on Wednesday, October 1st, a portion of 196th Street SW in Lynnwood was closed to all traffic. The closure occurred after an SUV collided with an electrical pole, toppling the pole and knocking down…
  • Oct 2

    Michael Phelps Faces Second Arrest for DUI

    Michael Phelps Faces Second Arrest for DUI
    On Tuesday, September 30th, Michael Phelps was arrested for DUI in Baltimore, MD. He was stopped by a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer in the early morning, after travelling at almost twice the 45 mile an hour speed limit…
Rank this Week: 3654

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3410

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: 2911

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Oct 30

    Former workers, whistleblowers shed light on nuclear site safety setback

    Former workers, whistleblowers shed light on nuclear site safety setback
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from america.aljazeera.com RICHLAND, Wash. – On the banks of the Columbia River, miles of open land sit undeveloped behind barbed wire fences. A handful of…
  • Oct 27

    Florida Statute Deeming Workers’ Compensation an Exclusive Remedy Declared Unconstitutional by 11th Circuit Trial Court

    Florida Statute Deeming Workers’ Compensation an Exclusive Remedy Declared Unconstitutional by 11th Circuit Trial Court
    Today’s post was shared by Workers Comp News and comes from www.jdsupra.com On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11th Circuit Trial Judge Jorge E. Cueto entered a Summary Final Judgment Order declaring the exclusive remedy provision of the…
  • Oct 23

    Communication Tower

    Communication Tower
    Today’s post was shared by US Dept. of Labor and comes from www.osha.gov Prior to the 1980s, communication and broadcast tower erection, servicing and maintenance was a very small and highly specialized industry. Over the past 30 years,…
Rank this Week: 4107

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Covers Washington State and Seattle DUI defense, information and news. By Leyba Defense PLLC.

http://seattleduiarrest.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    Top reasons to hire DUI Attorney Matthew Leyba

    Top reasons to hire DUI Attorney Matthew Leyba
    I know, I know this isn't supposed to be some kind of sales pitch marketing blog but a blog where any and all DUI topics are discussed.  However as the owner of the law firm sometimes I just have to do this in order to run my business.  As…
  • Jun 17

    Funding shortage causes WA low income drivers to lose IID

    Funding shortage causes WA low income drivers to lose IID
    If you get convicted of a DUI in Washington State you will be required to have an ignition interlock device on any vehicle you drive.  The time frame varies depending on the number of prior times a driver has been required to have an IID. …
  • Jun 11

    Star Wars type alcohol DUI laser device coming to a City near you...Maybe

    Star Wars type alcohol DUI laser device coming to a City near you...Maybe
    A new fangled Star Wars type laser device used to detect alcohol vapor has been created by Scientists in Poland.  This is some pretty crazy yet fascinating technology that has been developed.  Essentially its a laser device that can detect…
Rank this Week: 3659

Perey Law Group Blog

Perey Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal topics.

http://www.pereylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Is Japan Withholding Fukushima Birth Defect Data?

    Is Japan Withholding Fukushima Birth Defect Data?
    It’s hard to forget the 2011 Fukushima disaster…or series of disasters. First, the earthquake that rattled Japan. Then, the devastating tsunami that claimed thousands of lives. Then, the international panic about radiation…
  • Oct 15

    Was Joan Rivers a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

    Was Joan Rivers a Victim of Medical Malpractice?
    Whether you were a fan or not, everyone who watched would agree that Joan Rivers looked a healthy 81-year-old as she wielded her sharp-witted comic criticisms recently on E!’s program Fashion Police. She grabbed social media…
  • Oct 14

    Understanding Informed Consent

    Understanding Informed Consent
    Our country is founded on the importance of allowing individuals to make decisions for themselves. When it comes to your health, this principle should be no different. However, the issue becomes more thorny in certain health cases.…
Rank this Week: 3768