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Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Apr 17

    Connecticut Employers Shut Down For Not Paying Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    Connecticut Employers Shut Down For Not Paying Workers’ Compensation Insurance
    Today’s post comes from guest author Paul J. McAndrew, Jr., from Paul McAndrew Law Firm. In these tough economic times, many companies aren’t paying basic requirements for their employees like Social Security, income taxes,…
  • Apr 14

    Boeing Scores Huge in the Lobbying Game – Will They Lose in the Long Run?

    Boeing Scores Huge in the Lobbying Game – Will They Lose in the Long Run?
    How would you like to spend one dollar for something you really wanted for your family, and get back $7250.00 in tax credits and subsidies to run your household?  Almost like going to Vegas and putting a buck in the slot…
  • Apr 10

    How Attorney Fees Work in Washington Workers’ Compensation Case

    How Attorney Fees Work in Washington Workers’ Compensation Case
    Frequently, Causey Law Firm gets calls from individuals whose cases have been appealed from the Department of Labor & Industries to the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals. Most often those individuals have already spoken with one or…
Rank this Week: 2543

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    The Future Of Our "Rights": Punishment For Exercising The Right To Withhold Consent From Warrantless Searches?

    The Future Of Our "Rights": Punishment For Exercising The Right To Withhold Consent From Warrantless Searches?
    Attorney serving Oak Harbor, Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, and Burlington discusses withholding consent from warrantless searches and seizures. A Minnesota appellate court recently appears to have claimed that the state may criminalize a…
  • Apr 8

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HOME IN WASHINGTON STATE (PART 2)

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HOME IN WASHINGTON STATE (PART 2)
    Attorney serving Oak Harbor, Island County, Whidbey Island, Coupeville, Skagit County, Anacortes, Burlington, Mt. Vernon, and Bellingham discusses the protections afforded to the home in Washington state. Although deterring domestic violence…
  • Mar 31

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HOME IN WASHINGTON STATE (PART 1)

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HOME IN WASHINGTON STATE (PART 1)
    The law has recognized that "every man's home is his castle." This does not mean that a homeowner can do whatever he or she pleases or engage in abuse. For example, Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens has recently seen that he is not above the…
Rank this Week: 3747

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/
  • Apr 16

    Orbit Law PLLC Hosting FREE I-9 Workshops Throughout the Month of May

    Orbit Law PLLC Hosting FREE I-9 Workshops Throughout the Month of May
    In light of the staggering increase in audits against companies; large and small, we, at Orbit Law are hosting a series of free trainings on the proper procedures for completion and maintenance of I-9 forms. Completion and maintenance of…
  • Apr 11

    172,500 H-1B Applications demonstrates need for Immigration Reform

    172,500 H-1B Applications demonstrates need for Immigration Reform
    The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services yesterday announced that they had received 172,500 H-1B applications (i.e. petitions for skilled workers) for an annual available limit of 85,000 visas; thereby leaving hundreds of…
  • Apr 9

    EB-5 Visa Program: Reforms and changes on the way!

    EB-5 Visa Program: Reforms and changes on the way!
    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02), along with original cosponsors Representatives Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Joe Garcia (FL-26) and Mark Amodei (NV-02), has recently  introduced The American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2014 which…
Rank this Week: 2825

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/
Rank this Week: 2697

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Apr 16

    Ellie – the courthouse dog

    Ellie – the courthouse dog
      Am resting on a sandy beach somewhere nice and warm.  Every so often someone gives me a tasty little treat and a sip of ice water.  The breeze gently rustles my fur.  Seagulls caw in the background. Ellie – time to…
  • Mar 26

    Is this the biggest bozo move ever by a defense medical examiner

    Is this the biggest bozo move ever by a defense medical examiner
      Before this happened, the dumbest thing I ever witnessed in a defense medical exam, was one of the doctors falling asleep. It was a two doctor panel exam.  While the orthopedist was taking a history, the neurologist was…
  • Mar 25

    Tips for Attorneys: Injured passenger not liable for possible marijuana use by driver

    Tips for Attorneys: Injured passenger not liable for possible marijuana use by driver
    Now that marijuana has been decriminalized in Washington state, issues are going to arise about driving under the influence.  Unlike alcohol which only transiently stays in the body and can be detected with various tests, the detection…
Rank this Week: 2334

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
Rank this Week: 3989

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 15

    Meeting With Congressman Reichert

    Meeting With Congressman Reichert
    I had the distinct privilege of meeting with Congressman Dave Reichert today organized by the Washington Compact.  The meeting was positive.  I thank One America and Washington Compact for organizing this special meeting and thank…
  • Apr 12

    KCBA CLE on Startups- great success!

    KCBA CLE on Startups- great success!
    It was a great honor to be invited to speak on immigration options for startups for the King County Bar Association CLE on Advising Startups. Tahmina’s presentation was well received and was a great success.  Thank you KCBA for the…
  • Apr 11

    H1b for Entrepreneurs- New Developments Hopefully

    H1b for Entrepreneurs- New Developments Hopefully
    The Puget Sound Business Journal reports on possible new developments for entrepreneurs using the H1b visa.  Read the full article here.  Thank you to the PSBJ and Emily Parkhurst for reporting on this important matter.  …
Rank this Week: 342

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlecaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    What to do if your car breaks down on a busy highway

    What to do if your car breaks down on a busy highway
    Last weekend we read about a couple of fatal car accidents that occurred after a car was disabled on the highway and was rear-ended by another vehicle. So, we thought we'd take this opportunity to advise you on what to do if your vehicle…
  • Apr 9

    Sleep apnea and driving

    Sleep apnea and driving
    The New York Times reports that a train engineer who was at the controls a Metro-North train that derailed killing four people and injuring 70 had severe sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a…
  • Apr 7

    Fatal Everett motorcycle accident involved car making left turn

    Fatal Everett motorcycle accident involved car making left turn
    The Seattle Times reports that a 36-year-old motorcyclist was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car making a left hand turn in Everett. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred on Evergreen Way around 3pm. A car making a left- hand…
Rank this Week: 1399

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Apr 15

    Attorney Bill Marler to Address Utah Public Health Association in Speech on Foodborne Illness Outbreaks and Investigation

    Attorney Bill Marler to Address Utah Public Health Association in Speech on Foodborne Illness Outbreaks and Investigation
    Seattle-based attorney Bill Marler will be in Provo, Utah Wednesday to present the keynote address for the Utah Public Health Association in a speech about current issues related to foodborne illness outbreaks and investigations.…
  • Apr 14

    Marler Clark Retained to File E. coli Lawsuit Against Trader Joe’

    Marler Clark Retained to File E. coli Lawsuit Against Trader Joe’
    A total of 33 persons infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 were reported from four states. The number of ill persons identified in each state was as follows: Arizona (1), California (28), Texas (1), and Washington (3). 32% of ill…
  • Apr 14

    Nutriom Expands Egg Product Recall Over Salmonella Fear

    Nutriom Expands Egg Product Recall Over Salmonella Fear
    Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Wash. establishment, is recalling an additional 82,884 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service…
Rank this Week: 78

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Can hiring a good DUI Attorney ever backfire?

    Can hiring a good DUI Attorney ever backfire?
    Recently I was in a local court in King County when I happened to catch the tail end of a heated conversation between a fellow Seattle DUI Attorney (who is well respected among defense attorneys) and a Prosecutor.  Afterwards I was just…
  • Apr 10

    Local cop gets arrested for DUI with BAC less than legal limit

    Local cop gets arrested for DUI with BAC less than legal limit
    In case you had any questions about whether there is such a thing as a “legal limit” anymore on DUI cases in Washington State.  This should answer that question.  A local law enforcement officer was recently arrested for…
  • Mar 25

    Possible questions to ask when looking for an IID company following a DUI arrest

    Possible questions to ask when looking for an IID company following a DUI arrest
    If you have been arrested for a DUI then chances are at some point you may face an ignition interlock device requirement.  Either through the Court as a condition of release, through the Department of Licensing following a license…
Rank this Week: 1499

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Apr 14

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup
    My friend Joe Wallin had an idea earlier today, which was, “how can Congress pass a single, simple law, to tell federal agencies to back off the rulemaking?” His idea is borne of the frustration we all feel when Congress...
  • Apr 9

    Another Car2Go story

    Another Car2Go story
    I love this service. A lot of people in Seattle are talking about the politics of ride sharing services. But Car2Go is more like a self-service. Or the loan of hardware, I guess you could say. Because you find a...
  • Apr 2

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?
    The essential problem with Title III of the JOBS Act is that it doesn't pick sides.
Rank this Week: 726

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
  • Apr 14

    A+C Partner Douglas R. Roach Being Considered For Washington State Supreme Court Opening

    A+C Partner Douglas R. Roach Being Considered For Washington State Supreme Court Opening
    Washington State Supreme Court Justice James Johnson is retiring at the end of this month, which creates an opening on this State's highest bench.  Under the law, Governor Jay Inslee will appoint a jurist to fill that vacancy.  This…
  • Apr 10

    Differing Site Condition Clause: Shifting Risk of the Unexpected

    Differing Site Condition Clause: Shifting Risk of the Unexpected
    A differing site condition is a condition other than weather, climate, or other act of God, discovered on or affecting a construction site that differs in some material respect from what was reasonably anticipated.[i]  The conditions…
  • Apr 8

    Mammoth Tusks and Native American Artifacts – Differing Site Conditions Remain in the New

    Mammoth Tusks and Native American Artifacts – Differing Site Conditions Remain in the New
    Barely a day goes by without a major newspaper article speculating on the shutdown of Big Bertha, the tunnel boring machine presently stuck underground only 1,000 feet into the two-mile long SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project.…
Rank this Week: 1725

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/
Rank this Week: 1343

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Apr 13

    The PTO Says My Mark is Descriptive. What Can I Do?

    The PTO Says My Mark is Descriptive. What Can I Do?
    Trademarks are source identifiers. They tell consumers where a good or service comes from. So when a mark consists of descriptive words, it really doesn’t function as a trademark. It tells consumers about the product — not who…
  • Apr 1

    The Basics of "Look and Feel" and Personality Rights Under U.S. Law

    The Basics of "Look and Feel" and Personality Rights Under U.S. Law
    I’m now back from Germany, where I traveled to help with a program sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law. It combined UW law students with law students from Europe. The Europeans learned about American intellectual…
  • Mar 3

    Upcoming Presentation: "Protecting Your Client's Marijuana Trademark"

    Upcoming Presentation: "Protecting Your Client's Marijuana Trademark"
    I’ve got some clients who are interested in protecting their (legal) marijuana trademarks: both medical and recreational. Since they’re interested, I’m interested. And, besides, I think it’s just plain interesting.…
Rank this Week: 1111

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Hepatitis A Week: Charlotte, North Carolina Papa John’s and Nyack, New York La Fontana

    Hepatitis A Week: Charlotte, North Carolina Papa John’s and Nyack, New York La Fontana
    Charlotte North Carolina: A Papa John’s outlet is to blame for a Hepatitis A scare, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Anyone who ate food from the location on... Continue Reading
  • Mar 30

    28 with Hepatitis A in Norway

    28 with Hepatitis A in Norway
    A total of 28 cases of hepatitis A infection have been reported over the last few months in Norway, where this disease is said to be rare, local health officials... Continue Reading
  • Mar 16

    New Zealand Apples and Peaches Recalled Over Hepatitis A Exposure

    New Zealand Apples and Peaches Recalled Over Hepatitis A Exposure
    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is cautioning New Zealand consumers of a small quantity of fresh fruit sold in late February and early March that there is a relatively... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 646

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    5 students, 5 others killed in California head-on bus accident

    5 students, 5 others killed in California head-on bus accident
    Five students, their charter bus driver, three chaperones and the driver of a FedEx semi-truck were all killed yesterday when the FedEx truck crossed the centerline and struck the tour bus head-on on Interstate 5 in Northern California…
  • Apr 9

    Escalators can be dangerous: hold on to the railing

    Escalators can be dangerous: hold on to the railing
    Yesterday was the year anniversary of the death of Maurecio Bell, who died in an escalator accident after he fell and his clothing got tangled on the University Street Station escalator in Seattle. Since then, The Washington state Department…
  • Apr 7

    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer boating safety classe

    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer boating safety classe
    The opening of boating season is just around the corner with Opening Day on May 3rd, 2014. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering boating safety classes at Bellevue Fire Station No. 9 which is located on 12412 SE 69th Way in Newcastle. …
Rank this Week: 1698

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: 953

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: 2964

Washington State Appellate…

Washington State Appellate Practice Blog

Covers local and national appellate law practice. By Jason W. Anderson.

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

    Should You Appeal?

    Should You Appeal?
    Parties are motivated to appeal for various reasons, often a combination of personal and financial considerations depending on the nature of the dispute. The decision whether to appeal should also take into account the likelihood of success…
  • Sep 25

    An Example of How Exaggeration and Hyperbole Can Be Counterproductive

    An Example of How Exaggeration and Hyperbole Can Be Counterproductive
    A good appellate advocate knows that understatement is generally more effective than exaggeration or hyperbole.  This proved true in a recent appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  In this case,…
  • Nov 28

    Should You Appeal?

    Should You Appeal?
    Litigants are motivated to appeal for various reasons.  These may include financial considerations, a belief that the judge was biased or that trial counsel mishandled the case, a belief that justice has not been done, or simply a desire…
Rank this Week: 4408

Maritime Lawyer Blog

Maritime Lawyer Blog

Covers Jones Act claims and cruise ship accidents. By John Merriam & Gordon Webb.

http://www.maritimelawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Another Outbreak of Norovirus Flows Through Princess Cruise Line

    Another Outbreak of Norovirus Flows Through Princess Cruise Line
    Princess Cruise Line advised the public of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on the Crown Princess. The outbreak is suspected to be the Norovirus. 23 crew members and 94 passengers have fallen ill, and official statements from the the…
  • Apr 2

    Vehicle Carrier Strikes Fishing Trawler, Killing Three Fishermen

    Vehicle Carrier Strikes Fishing Trawler, Killing Three Fishermen
    April started off with a tragedy in the maritime community as a fishing trawler, the Mar de Marin, was struck and sunk by a 541 foot vehicle carrier, the Baltic Breeze. Three fishermen died as a result of the collision and two were missing. …
  • Mar 28

    National Transportation Safety Board Holds Forum to Improve Cruise Line Safety Practice

    National Transportation Safety Board Holds Forum to Improve Cruise Line Safety Practice
    This week the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) met for two days to discuss the safety measures in the cruise industry. Following the disastrous Costa Concordia accident in Italy in 2012, the cruise line industry incorporated…
Rank this Week: 1373

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

    No Copyright Infringement for Photos Registered After Suit Filed

    No Copyright Infringement for Photos Registered After Suit Filed
    Louis Psihoyos is a professional photographer.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a textbook publisher.  Wiley discovered that it published some of Psihoyos’ photos in its textbooks without a license from…
  • Apr 4

    Not All Statements in eBay's User Agreement Are Binding Promise

    Not All Statements in eBay's User Agreement Are Binding Promise
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that eBay’s User Agreement contains both informal descriptions of how eBay’s system works and legally enforceable promises.  Marshall Block, an eBay seller, filed a lawsuit…
  • Mar 28

    Publisher Tanks in Taking on Established Copyright Group Registration Practice

    Publisher Tanks in Taking on Established Copyright Group Registration Practice
    Alaska Stock is a stock photography agency which specializes in Alaska photos and Alaska-themed photos.  Stock photography agencies register copyrights and license images to others on behalf of photographers.  Since photographers…
Rank this Week: 678

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    M/V TOKITAE, Our Newest Washington State Ferry

    M/V TOKITAE, Our Newest Washington State Ferry
    Ferry Boats are a frequent sight on Puget Sound, so much so that they seem an integral part of the seascape. They work day and night to transport passengers and vehicles between the east and west shores of Puget Sound,...
  • Mar 19

    F/V ALASKA OCEAN Blast Claims Life of Experienced Fisherman

    F/V ALASKA OCEAN Blast Claims Life of Experienced Fisherman
    Fisherman Franz d’Alquen, 48, was killed in a blast on board on factory trawler ALASKA OCEAN on March 11 at around 9:20 p.m. According to the initial report, the blast resulted from a welding job setting off some acetylene gas...
  • Mar 19

    Factory Trawler ALASKA OCEAN Blast Claims Life of Experienced Fisherman

    Factory Trawler ALASKA OCEAN Blast Claims Life of Experienced Fisherman
    Fisherman Franz d’Alquen, 48, was killed in a blast on board on factory trawler ALASKA OCEAN on March 11 at around 9:20 p.m. According to the initial report, the blast resulted from a welding job setting off some acetylene gas...
Rank this Week: 643

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Published By the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser

http://www.seattleimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    USCIS Receives 172,500 H-1B Petition

    USCIS Receives 172,500 H-1B Petition
    The H-1B cap situation is even worse than last year, which means employers are continuing to hire. USCIS announced today that it received 172,500 H-1B petitions for 85,000 available visas, compared to 124,000 last year. These were received at…
  • Apr 10

    Immigration Lawyers Meet With Congress in D.C. Today

    Immigration Lawyers Meet With Congress in D.C. Today
    Immigration lawyers from around the U.S. are in Washington, D.C. today to visit their legislators asking them to vote on immigration reform proposals. Regardless of political persuasion, most people agree the current immigration system is…
  • Apr 3

    Kauffman Studies Show Immigrant Entrepreneurs Make Economic Contribution to the USA

    Kauffman Studies Show Immigrant Entrepreneurs Make Economic Contribution to the USA
    Here at the Seattle immigration Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser, we enjoy working with entrepreneurs. Whether owned by Americans who seek to hire global foreign talent, or foreign nationals seeking to open or expand a business in the U.S.,…
Rank this Week: 2018

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/
  • Apr 10

    Technology Makes it Easier for Prosecutors to Make Their Case

    Technology Makes it Easier for Prosecutors to Make Their Case
    For as long as there have been schools, there have probably always been at least a few teacher-student relationships that were inappropriate, if not illegal. However, the degree to which those relationships could thrive - and be noticed, or…
  • Apr 3

    United States v. Castleman - Minor Domestic Violence Offenses Bar Gun Possession Right

    United States v. Castleman - Minor Domestic Violence Offenses Bar Gun Possession Right
    A conviction following a Tacoma domestic violence arrest can have consequences that reverberate far beyond the immediate penalties. Not only could it be detrimental to the defendant in matters of child custody, applications for employment and…
  • Mar 26

    Successful Removal from Washington State Sex Offender Registry

    Successful Removal from Washington State Sex Offender Registry
    There is a common misconception that once you are designated a sex offender - that's it. You are a sex offender for life. This isn't true in all cases. The process will be different depending on the type of crime you committed and whether…
Rank this Week: 3487

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/
  • Apr 10

    Changes, Changes, and More Changes: Amending Governing Documents in Oregon

    Changes, Changes, and More Changes: Amending Governing Documents in Oregon
    Community associations have varying reasons to amend their governing documents and we previously discussed when to amend governing documents in our February 2014 weekly email. Sometimes, a current rule does not fit a community. Other times,…
  • Mar 27

    Discrimination

    Discrimination
    I recently noticed a blog post based on how to challenge your community association. A quick search revealed that there are many postings or websites devoted to the topic. A recurring theme among those posts: If you want to challenge your…
  • Mar 20

    The Aftermath of Damage

    The Aftermath of Damage
    In the fall of 2013 our weekly email discussed preparing for emergencies and knowing what to do when an emergency like a pipe failure occurs. Knowing what to do when there is sudden damage at your association is always the most immediate…
Rank this Week: 1238

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 10

    Mountlake Terrace Police Commander Arrested for Drunk Driving

    Mountlake Terrace Police Commander Arrested for Drunk Driving
    Earlier this year, on February 1st, a commander from the Mountlake Terrace police department was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Around 1:30 am that morning, troopers from the Washington State Patrol pulled over…
  • Apr 7

    Too Many Cases, Not Enough Time in King County Court

    Too Many Cases, Not Enough Time in King County Court
    One of the most important rights individuals accused of a crime possess is the right to due process. In King County, however, justice and speedy trials are being compromised by an overburdened court system. For many throughout the local and…
  • Feb 27

    Investigators Baffled By Bellevue DUI Accident With No Serious Injurie

    Investigators Baffled By Bellevue DUI Accident With No Serious Injurie
    A possible double DUI accident that occurred early Thursday morning – February 27 – has left local authorities and investigators baffled by the lack of serious injuries. According to officials from the Bellevue Police Department,…
Rank this Week: 4941

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 10

    Commercial Debt Collection – How Do I Collect When A Company Owes Me Money?

    Commercial Debt Collection – How Do I Collect When A Company Owes Me Money?
      In today’s business culture we call businesses working with other businesses B2B. It has always been a popular practice to the alternative, business to consumer. The rules are different governing B2B as opposed to B2C. The legal…
  • Feb 21

    Landlords Have Rights! Use of Lessors Privilege

    Landlords Have Rights! Use of Lessors Privilege
    Here in Louisiana, just as in many jurisdictions, there are certain rights or privileges which are bestowed on certain types of individuals or entities. These privileges are not effective until the person or entity decides to exercise those…
  • Feb 17

    Convenient Store Truth – A Regulated Industry

    Convenient Store Truth – A Regulated Industry
    As a construction lawyer there are many industries that I get involved with that are spin-offs of the construction industry. Typically, these are commercial collections, such as when contractors and suppliers are owed money on projects, they…
Rank this Week: 1128

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

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

    Lisy Recalls Salmonella Basil

    Lisy Recalls Salmonella Basil
    Lisy Corporation of Miami, FL is voluntarily recalling Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca), 6 oz jar, Item #1132, Lot #’s A013 0518 & A014 0518, because it has the potential to... Continue Reading
  • Apr 9

    524 Ill with Salmonella and still NO Recall

    524 Ill with Salmonella and still NO Recall
    The investigation continues into Salmonella Heidelberg infections likely related to Foster Farms chicken. Ongoing surveillance identified in February that infections from some of the previously rare outbreak strains again exceeded... Continue…
  • Apr 4

    Sprouts Recalls Peppercorn

    Sprouts Recalls Peppercorn
    Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM) on Friday issued a recall of store-branded organic black peppercorns, saying the product could potentially be contaminated with salmonella. The grocery chain said the product... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 608

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
  • Apr 7

    Changes Afoot for Chinese Trademark Law

    Changes Afoot for Chinese Trademark Law
    Major revisions to Chinese trademark law are set to take effect in May of 2014.  These changes could make it much easier for American wineries to register and protect trademarks in the Chinese marketplace. The largest hurdle for wineries…
  • Mar 23

    American Canyon Trying to Capitalize on the Napa Valley

    American Canyon Trying to Capitalize on the Napa Valley
    Recently, the American Canyon Tourism Improvement District Committee was presented with an idea to boost tourism: apply for the American Canyon to be a recognized federal AVA. The American Canyon is an area in the southernmost part of Napa…
  • Mar 8

    Pitfalls of Chasing the “Polymorphous” Drinker

    Pitfalls of Chasing the “Polymorphous” Drinker
    It has recently been reported that studies show that younger drinkers of alcohol trend more toward higher price-point categories of alcohol – somewhat regardless of type – rather than the more traditional notion that the populace…
Rank this Week: 2988

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: 3245

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Apr 4

    Federal Trust Responsibility Seminar - October 3 in Seattle

    Federal Trust Responsibility Seminar - October 3 in Seattle
    The Seattle University Center for Indian Law and Policy and the Intertribal Timber Council are sponsoring a Symposium on Reform of the Federal Trust Responsibility on October 3, 2014 in Seattle. The Symposium will explore opportunities to…
  • Mar 19

    BIA Tribal Court Advocacy Training Sessions: March-June 2014

    BIA Tribal Court Advocacy Training Sessions: March-June 2014
      The Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services is offering the following Tribal Court advocacy training sessions, which are open to all professionals working in Tribal Court systems: March 31 – April 3   Denver,…
  • Mar 18

    "Bertha" Tunnel Machine Confronts Native History In Seattle

    "Bertha" Tunnel Machine Confronts Native History In Seattle
      The world’s largest tunnel boring machine, nicknamed “Bertha”, has been stalled for weeks due to mechanical issues. Before it can be restarted, “new” cultural issues must also be resolved. Ancient Native…
Rank this Week: 1774

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: 3409

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 18

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate
    By Wally Miller, Attorney A core provision of the Affordable Care Act (”ACA”) is its employer-shared responsibility mandate (also known as “play-or-pay”). This component of the ACA requires an employer having 50 or…
  • Oct 29

    Upcoming OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training

    Upcoming OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training
    By Brian King, Attorney In May 2012, federal OSHA enacted significant changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard( HCS) program . The applicable regulations are found at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and require chemical manufacturers and employers…
Rank this Week: 3013

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Breakfast Wraps Recalled Due to Listeria Concern

    Breakfast Wraps Recalled Due to Listeria Concern
    The Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA) is issuing a warning to customers with any Belich’s Market and Creekside Market brands Breakfast Wraps in their possession. After a food safety... Continue Reading
  • Mar 29

    Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Closed Due to Listeria

    Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Closed Due to Listeria
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently ordered Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Inc., a processor of smoked fish products in Seattle, Wash., to stop processing, preparing, packing, holding and distributing... Continue Reading
  • Mar 28

    Fresh Express Listeria Recall

    Fresh Express Listeria Recall
    Fresh Express Incorporated has issued a recall of a limited number of cases of 10 oz. and 6oz. Italian Salad with the already expired Use-by Date of March 26 and... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 220

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 25

    Be Honest About Marijuana

    Be Honest About Marijuana
    Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics Prohibitionists Debunking the Myths of Marijuana (Again) In recent events, many government agencies have been in the spotlight for their comments on the medical use and recreational use of Marijuana. These…
  • Jan 3

    Lawyers, Guns & Cannabis: Gun Rights and the Lawful Use of Marijuana

    Lawyers, Guns & Cannabis: Gun Rights and the Lawful Use of Marijuana
    With the medical and recreational use of cannabis being tolerated at many levels of government, there is one constitutional issue that remains undecided. Currently, it is unlawful for and user of illicit drugs to own, purchase, or possess a…
Rank this Week: 4701

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 3

    Landlords and Power of Attorney

    Landlords and Power of Attorney
      Corporations and LLCs when appearing in court must be represented by an attorney. “Washington law…requires individuals appearing before the court on behalf of another party to be licensed in the practice of law.” [1]…
  • Mar 15

    Fighting City Hall

    Fighting City Hall
    Old City Hall LLC bought a commercial building in Tacoma with the intent to convert it into luxury condos. Old City Hall needed tenants in the building to vacate to speed up the process. Old City Hall offered to “buy out” existing…
  • Feb 17

    Home Equity Skimming Dismissal Reversed by Supreme Court

    Home Equity Skimming Dismissal Reversed by Supreme Court
    A man with a learning disability and limited education lost his job in 2008, and soon fell over $10,000 behind on property taxes. The county had not yet issued a certificate of delinquency, but the homeowner felt desperate to borrow against…
Rank this Week: 3364

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/
  • Apr 1

    Will I get credit for my administrative suspension?

    Will I get credit for my administrative suspension?
    Yes. If you are convicted of DUI or Physical Control and you lost and/or did not appeal the administrative suspension or revocation you will now receive credit toward the criminal suspension or revocation. For example, if each had a 90-day...
  • Mar 31

    How long is the Court's Jurisdiction on a DUI?

    How long is the Court's Jurisdiction on a DUI?
    60 months or 5 years is the maximum time that the Court can have jurisdiction on your DUI or Physical Control case. (plea or convition for DUI) This time is calculated from the date of sentencing. That means your case...
  • Mar 30

    What is the minimum treatment recommendation for a DUI or related offense?

    What is the minimum treatment recommendation for a DUI or related offense?
    Alcohol Drug Information School (ADIS). An 8-hour informational class on drugs and alcohol is the very minimum you would have to do in your DUI, Physical Control, Reckless or Negligent Driving case. You will also be required to complete a...
Rank this Week: 905

Perey Law Group Blog

Perey Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal topics.

http://www.pereylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    Deadly Washington State Mudslide Leaves Families with Anguish and Unanswered Question

    Deadly Washington State Mudslide Leaves Families with Anguish and Unanswered Question
    Search and rescue crews continue to work near the towns of Oso and Darrington a week after a mudslide left at least 24 people dead and numerous others missing. The death toll has continued to rise as workers sift through … Continue…
  • Mar 18

    Seattle Attorney and Pilot Comments on Chopper Crash

    Seattle Attorney and Pilot Comments on Chopper Crash
    It is a sad day in Seattle. At about 7:40 a.m. local time, a news helicopter crashed near the iconic Space Needle, killing two on board and critically injuring at least one man on the ground. Eyewitnesses said the chopper crashed…
  • Mar 11

    ‘Genuinely Frightening’ New Painkiller is Approved

    ‘Genuinely Frightening’ New Painkiller is Approved
    The shock felt after the FDA’s recent approval of the new pain medication Zohydro wasn’t limited to advocacy groups and addiction treatment specialists. Even those on the FDA advisory committee were startled by it, considering…
Rank this Week: 3244

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: 909

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/
  • Mar 31

    The Association's Attorney Should Be A Good Listener

    The Association's Attorney Should Be A Good Listener
    I was recently interviewed by a condominium association board that wanted to replace the association's attorney.  During that interview, one board member made a startling comment.  She remarked that, in her opinion, the…
  • Feb 20

    Can a Condominium's Common Parking Spaces Be Reserved for Board Use?

    Can a Condominium's Common Parking Spaces Be Reserved for Board Use?
    I was recently interviewed by HOAleader.com regarding the proper use of common parking spaces at a condominium.  In the resulting article, I discuss how board members who vote to reserve common parking spaces for their own use could be…
  • Feb 13

    Paralegal Stephanie Chapman Has Joined My Office!

    Paralegal Stephanie Chapman Has Joined My Office!
    A quality paralegal can be an immense help to a busy attorney.  I am therefore happy to announce that paralegal Stephanie Chapman has joined my office.  Stephanie graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 and earned a…
Rank this Week: 3849

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Mar 31

    Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention and Intervention Strategie

    Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention and Intervention Strategie
    On March 12, 2014, attorneys from the Foster Pepper Employment and Labor Relations Group were joined by expert threat assessment specialists and psychologists for a presentation titled “Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention…
  • Mar 19

    The Rise of eSports and Online Gaming: Is Collective Bargaining on the Horizon?

    The Rise of eSports and Online Gaming: Is Collective Bargaining on the Horizon?
    In the world of eSports, League of Legends ("LoL") is king. While LoL is not yet the most popular video game ever created, its prominence as a spectator sport is entering uncharted legal territory. As an emerging sport, LoL has the unique…
  • Mar 4

    Severance Pay - Deadline Looming for Employers to File Tax Refund Claim

    Severance Pay - Deadline Looming for Employers to File Tax Refund Claim
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in an employment tax case (United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.) that will have an important impact on many employers and employees. The specific issue that the Court must address is whether…
Rank this Week: 2651

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/
  • Mar 28

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?
    What makes lawyers happy? Apparently people want to know, because an article on that topic was the most downloaded paper on SSRN last week. You can read it yourself:Lawrence S. Krieger & Kennon M. Sheldon, What Makes Lawyers Happy?…
  • Mar 28

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?
    Kathryn Stanchi & Deirdre M. Bowen, This is Your Sword: How Damaging are Prior Convictions to Plaintiffs in Civil Trials?, 89 Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2412110: The conventional wisdom in law is that a…
  • Mar 28

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification
    A House bill promoting the notion that jurors can ignore Alaska's criminal code and let a lawbreaking defendant off the hook had a brief hearing Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee, then was held for later. The bill, fostering "jury…
Rank this Week: 719

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/
  • Mar 25

    Can you drive a vehicle if your license gets suspended from a DUI in Washington State

    Can you drive a vehicle if your license gets suspended from a DUI in Washington State
    The most common question I get asked is whether you can drive a vehicle if your drivers license get suspended due to a DUI.  In Washington State the answer yes.  However there are certain conditions that can apply that may or may not…
  • Mar 24

    Interesting article from American Bar Assoc Journal on DUI cases and McNeely

    Interesting article from American Bar Assoc Journal on DUI cases and McNeely
    The American Bar Association recently posted an article in the April edition discussing the future of DUI laws in light of the McNeely ruling.  It's not too often that the ABA journal takes up issues in DUI defense and/or prosecution, so as…
  • Mar 22

    Don't act like the "Biebs" if facing a DUI

    Don't act like the "Biebs" if facing a DUI
    In case you haven't heard Justin Bieber was arrested for a DUI in late January of this year.  As more time has passed some of the facts of the arrest are being disclosed to the public through the media.  Not surprisingly the…
Rank this Week: 169

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Miami Seeing More Shigella Case

    Miami Seeing More Shigella Case
    Miami-Dade County health officials are asking parents to take precautionary measures to prevent the spreading of shigellosis, an infectious disease often reported in children ages 1 through 9. The disease... Continue Reading
  • Jan 25

    Texas Shigella Outbreak Tops 300

    Texas Shigella Outbreak Tops 300
    Three hundred people are now suspected of having shigella in Grayson County, according to health officials. According to local press reports, it started among students at Sherman ISD, spread to... Continue Reading
  • Jan 19

    Shigella in Cleveland Ohio

    Shigella in Cleveland Ohio
    Public Health officials are seeing a rise in Shigellosis cases in the Cleveland area, especially among children. As a result, the Cleveland Department of Public Health is encouraging parents, schools,... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 521

Graham Lawyer Blog

Graham Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.grahamlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Handling a Citation Issued in Federal Court in Spokane, Eastern District of Washington

    Handling a Citation Issued in Federal Court in Spokane, Eastern District of Washington
    Generally, misdemeanor crimes committed solely within the borders of a State are governed by the State’s criminal code and resolved by the State’s court system. However, when misdemeanors are committed within the boundaries of…
  • Mar 7

    Is It Legal to Buy Prescription Drugs From Online Pharmacie

    Is It Legal to Buy Prescription Drugs From Online Pharmacie
    We have all seen the ads online? But is it legal to buy drugs from these online pharmacies? Let’s hear from my lawyer friend Rand Mintzer. The medicine sold by online pharmacies is often less expensive than the medicine sold at the…
  • Feb 28

    Brass Knuckles and the Law

    Brass Knuckles and the Law
    Although their popularity has waned somewhat in recent years, brass knuckles remain a recognizable weapon that occupies a prominent place in the American cultural canon. These implements have been depicted in a wide variety of novels, movies…
Rank this Week: 3768