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Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Aug 28

    Architect Held to a Higher Standard of Care

    Architect Held to a Higher Standard of Care
    Unlike other professionals, a unique problem faced by architects is that there are codes and ordinances that specifically detail how their jobs are to be performed.  Lawyers are ethically prohibited from contracting to guarantee the…
  • Aug 26

    Congress Extends Highway and Transportation Funding Through May 2015

    Congress Extends Highway and Transportation Funding Through May 2015
    On July 29, 2014, the Senate passed the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, following the House of Representatives' passage two weeks earlier. The Act was signed by the President on August 8, 2014.  The Act, in part,…
  • Aug 21

    Small Business Administration Updates Small Business Standards - Increasing the Definition of “Small”

    Small Business Administration Updates Small Business Standards - Increasing the Definition of “Small”
    If your company participates in any small business, federal government procurement program, or certain state procurement programs such as the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the 8(a) Program of the Small Business…
Rank this Week: 1180

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Condo and HOA Buzz

    Condo and HOA Buzz
    At Barker Martin, we appreciate the importance of education in the community association industry. That's why we are active members of Community Association Institute ("CAI") and Oregon and Washington Community Association Managers ("OWCAM"),…
  • Aug 22

    Football Season is Almost Upon U

    Football Season is Almost Upon U
    Football season is almost upon us. How does this impact your association... probably very little BUT: Does your Association have a restriction on displaying signs or flags? If so, do the rules violate free speech protections? For…
  • Aug 14

    Director's Only Swim Time

    Director's Only Swim Time
    If your association has a pool, odds are it's been busy this summer with all the 90 degree days we've enjoyed.   And even though we are well into swimming season, it is not too late to review your pool rules to make sure they don't…
Rank this Week: 4441

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

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

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 3873

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Aug 28

    Part 1 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State

    Part 1 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State
    In some states, contract brewing or “gypsy brewing” is a popular way to get started. For those unfamiliar with the term, contract brewing typically refers to an arrangement where one brewery uses another brewery’s equipment…
  • Aug 21

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?
    Regulations ​aren’t fun to read. They’re cryptic. Often, it can seem like they were intentionally written to confuse you. Recently, we were reminded of that when we reviewed the Washington Liquor Control Board regs relating…
  • Aug 19

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market
    Our new breweries often seek legal and business advice about ways to get brand exposure, while building a connection with their community. And, one question that comes up is whether it’s a good idea to sell or sample beer at a farmers…
Rank this Week: 1441

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Aug 28

    Disability Rights are Civil Right

    Disability Rights are Civil Right
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from social.dol.gov Civil Rights Act President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Earlier this month, we as a nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the signing of the…
  • Aug 25

    Job Corps is My Calling

    Job Corps is My Calling
    Today’s post was shared by US Dept. of Labor and comes from social.dol.gov Editor’s note: As we continue to post Job Corps stories in honor of its 50th anniversary, we want to hear from you. Submit your story through our Web form…
  • Aug 21

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report
    The International Nutrition building. Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources…
Rank this Week: 4054

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Aug 28

    EB5 Visas- Unavailable for China

    EB5 Visas- Unavailable for China
    Copied from AILA: Practice Alert: China EB-5 “Unavailable” for Remainder of FY2014: What Does This Mean? On Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the AILA EB-5 Conference in Chicago, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Department of State…
  • Aug 22

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question
    Please visit this link before reading the article as the comment from Attorney Roger Algase is important because he clarifies that more understanding is necessary in the article. The issue is complicated no doubt and it would be appreciated…
  • Aug 22

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question
    Please visit this link before reading the article as the comment from Attorney Roger Algase is very important to correct my misunderstanding and it outlines the unused visa issue.  I knew I needed to research a little more and was aware…
Rank this Week: 545

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Mom’s Chicken Cutlets Recalled

    Mom’s Chicken Cutlets Recalled
    TNUVA USA, a Fairfield, N.J., establishment is recalling approximately 8,316 pounds of Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlets product due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), the U.S. Department of... Continue Reading
  • Aug 21

    Listeria Risk: 92,657 Pounds of Fully Cooked Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Recalled

    Listeria Risk: 92,657 Pounds of Fully Cooked Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Recalled
    APPA Fine Foods, a Corona, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination, the U.S.…
  • Jul 26

    Where Listeria Fruit was Sold

    Where Listeria Fruit was Sold
    When the FDA and Wawona Packing announced a recall of certain “stone fruits” due to a positive Listeria test, it appeared to be a somewhat standard, and likely limited recall.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 710

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Aug 27

    Listeria Recall: Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlet

    Listeria Recall: Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlet
    TNUVA USA, a Fairfield, N.J., establishment is recalling approximately 8,316 pounds of Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlets product due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s…
  • Aug 23

    Whole Genome Sequencing Prompts Nut Butter Salmonella Recall

    Whole Genome Sequencing Prompts Nut Butter Salmonella Recall
    The CDC reports as of August 20, 2014, a total of four persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from four states since January 1, 2014. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as…
  • Aug 22

    Come on Whataburger – Vaccinate your Employees for Hepatitis A

    Come on Whataburger – Vaccinate your Employees for Hepatitis A
    Health officials are once again alerting the public about possible hepatitis A exposure – this time at that Austin Texas Whataburger in Central Austin. A restaurant employee there at the 2800 Guadalupe St. location has been diagnosed…
Rank this Week: 147

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/
  • Aug 27

    Digital Assets: A Wealth of Uncertainty?

    Digital Assets: A Wealth of Uncertainty?
    By Doug Logan Many Americans have detailed instructions addressing the dissolution of their assets after they pass away. However, many people are facing a new challenge: what happens to their digital assets? What happens to their pictures,…
  • Aug 21

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad
    By Stephanie Olson Austrian law student Max Schrems sued Facebook Ireland on August 1 for violating EU privacy law, and 25,000 people have since been added to the suit. “[M]any people say finally someone is doing something in this…
  • Aug 12

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company
    By Peter Montine Juli Adams, a Seattle artist, has sued The Hartz Mountain Corporation for violating its license to use her “Angry Birds” plush pet toy line. Adams created the toy line before the insanely popular video game of the…
Rank this Week: 3644

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/
  • Aug 27

    EB-5 Visas Unavailable for Chinese Investors for rest of 2014

    EB-5 Visas Unavailable for Chinese Investors for rest of 2014
    Effective Saturday, August 23, 2014 the China Employment Fifth (EB-5) preference category has become “Unavailable” for the remainder of FY-2014 as the number of applicants exceeds the number of visas available annually. It is…
  • Jul 30

    DOS Database Crash – Delays at U.S. Consular Posts Worldwide for Issuance of U.S. Visas & Passport

    DOS Database Crash – Delays at U.S. Consular Posts Worldwide for Issuance of U.S. Visas & Passport
    The Department of State’s Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) recently has experienced significant outages resulting in world-wide backlogs at U.S. consular posts for issuance of U.S. visas and U.S passports. The CCD system contains…
  • May 6

    DHS announces plan to issue work permit for select H-4 spouse

    DHS announces plan to issue work permit for select H-4 spouse
    The Department of Homeland Security has today announced plans to implement programs aimed at retaining Highly Sought talent via issuing work permits for certain H-4 visa holders, and also amendments to existing work permit rules to allow…
Rank this Week: 3547

Perey Law Group Blog

Perey Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal topics.

http://www.pereylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    CDC Says Northwest E. Coli Outbreak is Over

    CDC Says Northwest E. Coli Outbreak is Over
    Washington health foodies can rest a little easier — the sprouts on your sandwich are now E. coli-free, according to the federal government. Back in May, reports cropped up in Washington of E. coli poisoning from raw clover sprouts…
  • Aug 14

    Perey Law Group Files Lawsuit Against Sheriff’s Deputy and His Daughter After Crash

    Perey Law Group Files Lawsuit Against Sheriff’s Deputy and His Daughter After Crash
    The Perey Law Group filed a lawsuit today against a 22-year-old woman who seriously injured a man last November when she drove the wrong way on I-5. The driver, Vallen Brewer, was intoxicated and talking via Bluetooth at the time. ……
  • Aug 5

    Fighting Back Against SSRI Manufacturer

    Fighting Back Against SSRI Manufacturer
    Stories are piling up against the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor anti-depressants for treating anxiety and depression. From tragic tales of increased incidence of suicide to those trapped in a hopeless spiral into brain fog,…
Rank this Week: 2061

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 4

    Why I am Against the Death Penalty

    Why I am Against the Death Penalty
    China, Iran, North Korea, and The U.S.A. What do we all have in common? How could we possibly have anything in common with those despotic dictatorial terroristic States? You guessed it. We all kill people who commit crimes. Great…
Rank this Week: 4748

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Triple Net (NNN), Base Year, Gross, Percentage, and Other Commercial Lease Structure

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Triple Net (NNN), Base Year, Gross, Percentage, and Other Commercial Lease Structure
    To understand your commercial lease, it is important to understand your lease structure. While no two leases are really the same, there are a few major types of commercial lease structures that most leases fit into. Understanding the lease…
  • Aug 15

    The Basics of the International Trademark Registration Proce

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

    Founders, Stock, and Dilution

    Founders, Stock, and Dilution
    Successful Founders Get Diluted. We often get asked by founders what they can do to protect against dilution. A few answers: You can build a crap company nobody wants to invest in. You can build a cool company that doesn’t need to…
Rank this Week: 2177

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Aug 27

    Trial diary excerpt: The case of the chunk

    Trial diary excerpt: The case of the chunk
    This trial diary excerpt is from 2011 King County Superior Court. Trial day 1 Am not smiling as leave the courtroom.  Judge Hill has just chewed me out.  All my energy is turning inward.  Breathe in.  Breath out. …
  • Aug 21

    Endless love

    Endless love
    Judy Chambers has passed away.  Eight months after Tom. In September we received a picture postcard from their final scuba diving trip.  He later posted it to his blog:…
  • Aug 18

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

    More is not always better: minimizing the histrionic overuse of adjective
    Her right leg was catastrophically smashed, causing excruciating and unrelenting pain.  The limb felt like it was being stabbed a million times by a  sharp knife.  The sharp burning pain became absolutely unbearable to the…
Rank this Week: 4036

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Raw MIlk Linked to Campylobacter in Utah

    Raw MIlk Linked to Campylobacter in Utah
    Utah public health officials are investigating a cluster of illness associated with the consumption of raw or unpasteurized milk. To date, 45 cases of Campylobacter infection have been reported in... Continue Reading
  • May 25

    Campylobacter jejuni Vaccine Set for Human Trial

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

    Cook Your Chicken Livers to Avoid Campylobacter

    Cook Your Chicken Livers to Avoid Campylobacter
    Since December 2013, Oregon health officials have been looking into the source of Campylobacteriosis that has sickened five individuals in Oregon and Ohio. All cases report eating undercooked or raw chicken... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1355

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: 3212

Washington DC Criminal Defense…

Washington DC Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC.

http://www.dc-criminal-defense.com/
Rank this Week: 2460

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    U.S. v. Watkins - Pre-Questioning Promises of a Police Officer

    U.S. v. Watkins - Pre-Questioning Promises of a Police Officer
    If ever there existed a glaring example of why defendants should never trust the promises of a police officer or federal agent prior to giving a statement, it's the recent case of U.S. v. Watkins, which was heard recently by the U.S. Court of…
  • Aug 18

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

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

    Washington v. Halls - Domestic Violence Offender Challenges Conviction

    Washington v. Halls - Domestic Violence Offender Challenges Conviction
    There is almost never a circumstance in which an offender facing serious felony charges should opt to represent himself. This is true regardless of education and background. Even attorneys charged with crimes will usually opt for outside…
Rank this Week: 3922

The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

Covers the wine business, focusing on law-related issues, marketing trends and how the law interplays with that, and occasional posts about wine enjoyment. By Kevin Guidry.

http://thewinebarblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking
    The question often comes up, even for lawyers who are well-versed in trademark law, what is the difference between labeling laws that govern alcohol labeling and trademark laws that have a direct impact on the content of alcohol labels. The…
  • Jul 19

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry
    Diageo is currently fighting a lawsuit regarding a Missouri distributor named Major Brands; the lawsuit involves, in part, various states’ franchise law.  Franchise law is, indeed, a complex area of law that can sneak up on…
  • Jun 28

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin
    In April, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to hold off on rolling out two new top level domains, namely .wine and .vin. This move came based on concerns voiced by European Union members states, who…
Rank this Week: 3029

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Aug 23

    nSpired Natural Foods Almond and Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Salmonella

    nSpired Natural Foods Almond and Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Salmonella
    The CDC reports as of August 20, 2014, a total of four persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from four states since January 1,... Continue Reading
  • Aug 19

    nSpired Natural Foods Recalls Peanut and Almond Butter

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

    Salmonella Chia Outbreak Appears Over

    Salmonella Chia Outbreak Appears Over
    In Canada, four strains of Salmonella were associated with this outbreak: Salmonella Newport, Salmonella Hartford, Salmonella Oranienburg, and Salmonella Saintpaul. In total, 63 cases were reported in British Columbia (14),... Continue…
Rank this Week: 757

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law…

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law Blog

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

http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2098

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FIGHT FOR RECOGNITION OF WA MARITIME HISTORY

    MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FIGHT FOR RECOGNITION OF WA MARITIME HISTORY
    Partially in response to Washington State’s tourism office being eliminated by budget cuts in 2011, two South Sound Congressmen have proposed a federal designation of Puget Sound as a heritage area. The 13 mile stretch of coast would not...
  • Aug 22

    WASHINGTON DEPT OF ECOLOGY APPROVES OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN

    WASHINGTON DEPT OF ECOLOGY APPROVES OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN
    Earlier this year, the Washington State Department of Ecology approved of the Washington State Maritime Cooperative’s oil spill contingency plan, applying it to all vessels in Puget Sound and non-tank vessels in Grey’s Harbor. The WSMC…
  • Aug 22

    MISSING DIVER RESCUED BY COAST GUARD

    MISSING DIVER RESCUED BY COAST GUARD
    Near Cape Flattery, Washington, on Tuesday the 19th of August, a Coast Guard Motor Life Boat located and rescued a diver who had been reported missing. The diver had been separated from his friend after he didn’t resurface after...
Rank this Week: 1712

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

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

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Aug 22

    What's the maximum penalty for Boating Under the Influence (BUI)?

    What's the maximum penalty for Boating Under the Influence (BUI)?
    Boating Under the Influence (BUI) in Washington State is a Gross Misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 364 days in Jail and a $5000 fine. However, there is no license suspension with BUI.
  • Aug 21

    What's a Jail Status Check Hearing?

    What's a Jail Status Check Hearing?
    Some Courts (like Seattle Municipal Court) will set a Hearing to check whether you have turned yourself into the Jail as required by the Order of Commitment. If you have not done so, you must show up at the hearing...
  • Aug 20

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?
    In Washington State, you have twenty (20) days from the date of your arrest to request a Department of Licensing (DOL) DUI Hearing appealing your upcoming suspension or revocation. You can do so online Request online DUI Hearing or by...
Rank this Week: 3687

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Aug 22

    Barnes & Noble Browsewrap Terms of Use Get Torched

    Barnes & Noble Browsewrap Terms of Use Get Torched
    Barnes & Noble, a bookseller with both an online presence and brick and mortar stores, tried to unload discontinued Hewlett-Packard Touchpad tablet computers through its website.  Barnes & Noble underestimated the demand,…
  • Aug 14

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie

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

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

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now
    This case involves the enforceability of a settlement agreement in a copyright infringement lawsuit.  David John registered a copyright for a Viking hat, aka a Helga hat.  MainGate, Inc. sold Minnesota Vikings wear, including…
Rank this Week: 1699

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Whataburger Linked to Hepatitis A Scare

    Whataburger Linked to Hepatitis A Scare
    Austin Texas health officials are alerting the public about possible hepatitis A exposure at a Whataburger in Central Austin. A restaurant employee there at the 2800 Guadalupe St. location has... Continue Reading
  • Jul 19

    Another Reason for Hepatitis A Vaccines – Your Restaurant Remains Closed

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

    Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker

    Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker
    The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is advising the public about a possible exposure to hepatitis A virus at the Tortilla Marissa’s restaurant located at 2635 S. College... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1083

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Study done on insurance costs following Washington State DUI

    Study done on insurance costs following Washington State DUI
    An interesting study was recently done by a company called NerdWallet.  Basically it looked at all the major cities in Washington State and what an average insurance premium would look like following a DUI conviction.  The article…
  • Jul 22

    New WA case rules in the favor of defense when it comes to search warrants and DUI

    New WA case rules in the favor of defense when it comes to search warrants and DUI
    A recent case came out from the Washington State Court of Appeals Division 1 that *shocker* is in favor of the defense.  The case is State v. Martines.  From my reading of the opinion this potentially could be a big deal that may…
  • Jul 21

    Seattle Police are preparing to arrest more marijuana impaired driver

    Seattle Police are preparing to arrest more marijuana impaired driver
    I saw this news story a few weeks ago and I have been meaning to blog about it.  However work has gotten really crazy lately and I’m now just getting to it so I apologize.  Now that the first legal marijuana shop has opened in…
Rank this Week: 3431

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Aug 20

    F/V Patricia Lee Injured Crewman MedEvaced

    F/V Patricia Lee Injured Crewman MedEvaced
    A Coast Guard helicopter today hoisted an injured crewman off the 116-foot fishing vessel Patricia Lee, located near Dutch Harbor. The crewman, 27, was reported to have suffered a foot injury, the Coast Guard said.
  • Aug 16

    LA PIETRA Catches Fire - All Safe

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

    F/V Auriga Capsized - All Safe

    F/V Auriga Capsized - All Safe
    A 40-foot purse seiner, the Auriga, capsized Monday near Valdez, the U.S. Coast Guard reports. The four crewmen climbed aboard the Auriga's skiff and the good Samaritan vessel Cornelia Marie rescued them, the Coast Guard says. The Auriga was…
Rank this Week: 1327

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Aug 20

    Tribal Crypto-Currency MazaCoin Gaining Recognition

    Tribal Crypto-Currency MazaCoin Gaining Recognition
      Newsweek is reporting on how the virtual currency Mazacoin has joined the ranks of alternatives to Bitcoin now trading in the “Wild West” of 21st century digital currencies. The brainchild of Payu Harris, a Cheyenne with…
  • Aug 18

    Rising Oceans Threaten Native American Historical Site

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

    ABA Opens Full Membership To Tribal Court Practitioner

    ABA Opens Full Membership To Tribal Court Practitioner
    The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates has unanimously voted to amend the ABA Constitution to permit Tribal Court practitioners to be full members of the ABA. “We commend the ABA for recognizing that there are three…
Rank this Week: 1307

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 20

    State Patrol Makes DUI Traffic Stop While Driving Motorhome

    State Patrol Makes DUI Traffic Stop While Driving Motorhome
    In the early hours of Saturday, August 9, a Washington State Patrol lieutenant exited onto 156th Street from eastbound Interstate 90 in Bellevue and observed a 2001 Honda Accord driving erratically. At the time, the lieutenant was driving a…
  • Aug 8

    Dichter Law Office Celebrating 5 Years in Business!

    Dichter Law Office Celebrating 5 Years in Business!
    Dichter Law Office, PLLC is proud to announce that we have just celebrated our five year anniversary! Since first opening our firm we have achieved a substantial number of successful results on behalf of our clients and are excited for the…
  • Jul 29

    Washington Court of Appeals Rules to Require Warrants for Testing DUI Blood Sample

    Washington Court of Appeals Rules to Require Warrants for Testing DUI Blood Sample
    Last week, the Washington state Court of Appeals ruled that law enforcement officers throughout Washington must obtain warrants before sending blood samples of suspected drunk drivers to a lab for analysis. The decision, which protects the…
Rank this Week: 3657

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/
  • Aug 19

    How Do Payday Loans Work?

    How Do Payday Loans Work?
    One of the worst kinds of debts out there that debtors can obtain, is that of the payday loans.  So why are payday loans so bad?  Well for starters they may be able to charge you interest at an annual…Read more ›
  • Jul 4

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

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

    Should I disclose All Assets In My Bankruptcy?

    Should I disclose All Assets In My Bankruptcy?
    Being quoted in the Wall Street Journal Bankruptcy Beat is a first for me, however I wish it was under better circumstances for my former client. The issue that has arisen in that case can be easily avoided if a…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 4759

DUI Law Firm Blog

DUI Law Firm Blog

Covers DUI law. By M. Varn Chandola.

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

    DUI Law For CDL Driver

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

    Irrational American Obsession With Marijuana

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

    Marijuana DUI For Driving High

    Marijuana DUI For Driving High
    You can without breaking the law experience a “Rocky Mountain High” in Colorado and a “Cascade Mountain High” in Washington State.  Now that “recreational marijuana” just started being legally sold in…
Rank this Week: 2850

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

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

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

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

    Arkansas Salsarita’s Restaurant Linked to Shigella Outbreak

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

    Indiana and Michigan Report Increase in Shigella

    Indiana and Michigan Report Increase in Shigella
    With over 200 cases of shigellosis reported in the state and many parents in Indiana are keeping children out of the water where it’s believed many are contracting the illness.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 758

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4073

Local Open Government Blog

Local Open Government Blog

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

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

    Recommended Reading: Ethics and the Public Disclosure Act

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

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

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

    Recommended Reading: Open Public Meetings Law

    Recommended Reading: Open Public Meetings Law
    Foster Pepper’s Regulatory & Government Affairs practice recommends staying updated on state open public meetings law and reading the most recent development as reported by Justin Runquist of The Columbian. Washougal mayor: Council…
Rank this Week: 1501

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 24

    I Will Be a Panelist in a HOALeader.com Special Assessment Webinar on Thursday

    I Will Be a Panelist in a HOALeader.com Special Assessment Webinar on Thursday
    HOALeader.com will be presenting a webinar about special assessments on Thursday, June 26, from 11:00 PST to 12:00 PST.  I will be one of the panelists in that webinar.  I look forward to providing insights about how to make the…
  • May 30

    California City Drops Nuisance Lawsuit Against Makers of Sriracha Hot Sauce

    California City Drops Nuisance Lawsuit Against Makers of Sriracha Hot Sauce
    Sriracha hot sauce is great.  However, I would not want to live near a factory that makes it. The recent news that a California city is discontinuing its nuisance lawsuit against the makers of Sriracha hot sauce was surprising after…
Rank this Week: 1635

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
Rank this Week: 3172

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: 335

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: 2227

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

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

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

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

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

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

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9
    The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission presents a half-day program, Perceptions of Justice, reviewing a report on Washingtonians' perceptions of how they are treated by the police and the courts.June 9, 2014, 8:45 a.m.-noonOB2…
Rank this Week: 556

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: 4511

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Provides entertainment and intellectual property law updates. By Heather M. Morado.

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 31

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu
    Congratulations to client Perfume Genius on the release of his subversive music video for the single “Queen,” from his upcoming LP “Too Bright.”  The song reached #6 on the Billboard emerging artists chart, and…
  • Jun 19

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain
    The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle, owners of the rights to the original Sherlock Holmes novels, threatened to sue author Leslie Klinger if he didn’t obtain a license to publish “In the Company of Sherlock,” an anthology…
  • Feb 26

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla
    This evening, I’ll be joining my Seattle entertainment industry friends to celebrate James Keblas for his nine years of service as the director of the City of Seattle Office of Film and Music. A self-described "punk rocker in a suit,"…
Rank this Week: 4082

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Seattle CPI Still Appears to Retain Edge over All-Cities CPI Index

    Seattle CPI Still Appears to Retain Edge over All-Cities CPI Index
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In our last blog we reported that the Seattle CPI-W index had dipped slightly to fall closer in line with the national (All-Cities) index.  The June Seattle Index was reported at 2.2 while the All-Cities…
  • Jul 29

    Influential June CPI Number Released this Last Week Shows Seattle Number Moderates to an Inflation Rate Closer to National Rate

    Influential June CPI Number Released this Last Week Shows Seattle Number Moderates to an Inflation Rate Closer to National Rate
    by Jim Cline and Kate Kremer The one CPI Report that most heavily influences the course of negotiations is the June CPI Report and it was just released this last week. The Report shows the All-Cities inflation rate (using the “W”…
  • Jul 18

    Fed Research Paper Suggests Possible Rise in Inflation

    Fed Research Paper Suggests Possible Rise in Inflation
    By Jim Cline A just released paper from the Federal Reserve Bank points to a possible upward drift in the inflation rate. As we last reported, the Seattle bimonthly numbers had reached 2.6% and the national numbers were reported at 2.0%. We…
Rank this Week: 3874

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 31

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

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

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted

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

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated
    Seattle residential landlords should take note. All residential landlords in Seattle are required to give a tenant at the beginning of a tenancy a landlord-tenant information packet published by the city. The Seattle information packet…
Rank this Week: 2467

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Man injured in road rage incident

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

    Preventing accidental hot car death

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

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

    Traffic nightmare coming our way: prepare for Westbound I-90 lane closure
    Traffic is going to be horrendous between Bellevue and Seattle from July 18th to July 25th due to Interstate 90 lane closures between Bellevue and Mercer Island. Adjust your travel schedule or you could be facing huge backups. According to…
Rank this Week: 567

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Worker at Bellevue College construction cites falls to death

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

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

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

    Pedestrian accidents and the elderly

    Pedestrian accidents and the elderly
    Every year, more than 4,000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Older adults -- those 65 and older -- account for 19% of all pedestrian accident fatalities and another 52,000 older Americans are treated…
Rank this Week: 449