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Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Oct 25

    Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Homeowners New and Improved

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

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score

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

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood
    When  I meet with Oregon debtors for the first time in our Portland and Salem offices, I cannot help but notice that many of them are concerned that they will not qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. For many of them, the worry is that they…
Rank this Week: 684

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats Recalls Chicken A La Kiev

    Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats Recalls Chicken A La Kiev
    Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats, a Chicago, Il., based establishment, is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Enteritidis, the... Continue Reading
  • Oct 23

    Antioch Farms Chicken Causes Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak

    Antioch Farms Chicken Causes Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak
    State health and agriculture officials said today that six recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees. The implicated product... Continue Reading
  • Oct 23

    Salmonella Recall: Serrano Chile Pepper

    Salmonella Recall: Serrano Chile Pepper
    Bailey Farms, Inc. of Oxford, NC is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 325

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Oct 24

    Aspen Foods Recalls 28 Tons of Chicken Following Salmonella Outbreak

    Aspen Foods Recalls 28 Tons of Chicken Following Salmonella Outbreak
    Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats, a Chicago, Il., based establishment, is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Enteritidis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s…
  • Oct 24

    Raw Milk Cause of Durand High School Campylobacter Outbreak

    Raw Milk Cause of Durand High School Campylobacter Outbreak
    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene (WSLH), the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Pepin County Health Department have been working on an investigation…
  • Oct 24

    Crab Legs Recalled Over Listeria

    Crab Legs Recalled Over Listeria
    Rome Packing Co., Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Ocean’s Catch brand All Natural Jonah Crab Leg Meat after routine product sampling by the company determined some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria…
Rank this Week: 79

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 24

    Investing In Alibaba Group: Sure Payoff Or Legal Nightmare?

    Investing In Alibaba Group: Sure Payoff Or Legal Nightmare?
    By Yayi Ding Last month, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group announced one of the biggest initial public offerings (IPOs) in US history, raising more than $21 billion USD. However, one could argue that the entire scheme might have been…
  • Oct 22

    Cyberbullying: Should Parents be Held Liable?

    Cyberbullying: Should Parents be Held Liable?
    By Farah Ali In May 2011, Dustin Athearn and Melissa Snodgrass, seventh graders at Palmer Middle School in Georgia, created a fake Facebook page to taunt another student, Alexandria Boston (Alex). The students set up the fake Facebook profile…
  • Oct 20

    Washington State Starts a Battle With Patent Troll

    Washington State Starts a Battle With Patent Troll
    By Robin Hammond Can a state use consumer protection laws to punish patent trolls? The Washington State Senate Law and Justice Committee is considering penalizing patent trolling. The committee recently discussed a proposed ‘patent…
Rank this Week: 4975

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Crab Legs Recalled Due to Listeria

    Crab Legs Recalled Due to Listeria
    Rome Packing Co., Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Ocean’s Catch brand All Natural Jonah Crab Leg Meat after routine product sampling by the company determined some of the... Continue Reading
  • Oct 12

    SunBurst Foods Recalls Deli Product

    SunBurst Foods Recalls Deli Product
    SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro is voluntarily recalling all of its SunBurst, Fresh Bites and Private labeled products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products... Continue Reading
  • Oct 9

    Say No to Buddy’s with Listeria

    Say No to Buddy’s with Listeria
    Buddy’s Kitchen, a Burnsville, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 62,488 pounds of meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food…
Rank this Week: 1174

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    FUEL BARGE ADRIFT IN BEAUFORT SEA, AK

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

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

    AMERICAN TUG BARBARA FOSS RESCUES DISABLED RUSSIAN CONTAINER SHIP ADRIFT OFF HAIDA GWAII IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
    On Thursday night, October 17, 2014, the 440' Russian container ship SIMUSHIR lost power in heavy winds and rough water off Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, while sailing from Everett, WA to Russia. SIMUSHIR was…
  • Oct 22

    CRAB POT INJURES FISHERMAN ON F/V ICY MIST

    CRAB POT INJURES FISHERMAN ON F/V ICY MIST
    An Alaska crab fisherman aboard the F/ V ICY MIST has been medivaced for medical treatment after a crab pot fell on him Sunday. The crew was reportedly loading crab pot gear 150 miles southeast of Sand Point, Alaska, when...
Rank this Week: 3458

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Raw Milk – with Campylobacter – Strikes Again

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

    Campylobacter 22, Durand Football 0

    Campylobacter 22, Durand Football 0
    Lindsay Alowairdi reports that 22 cases of Campylobacter have now been confirmed in the Durand School District. Heidi Stewart, with the Pepin County Health Department, says all of the cases... Continue Reading
  • Sep 30

    Was Raw Milk Served at Potluck Link to Campylobacter Outbreak in Wisconsin?

    Was Raw Milk Served at Potluck Link to Campylobacter Outbreak in Wisconsin?
    Jessica Bringe of WEAU reports that more than 100 total Durand High School students were reported absent last week with Durand’s football team being hardest hit by the illness.  There... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 585

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

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

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

    SEC Advisory Committee Issues Accredited Investor Recommendation

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

    Von Trapp’s Trademark Dispute

    Von Trapp’s Trademark Dispute
    What do beer, bocce and Bavarian singers have in common? Apparently a trademark dispute as of last month. The famous Capitol Hill bar and restaurant Von Trapp’s was recently persuaded to change its name at the request of a member…
Rank this Week: 4543

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Oct 24

    Historical Artifacts Halt World's Largest Tunnel Project

    Historical Artifacts Halt World's Largest Tunnel Project
    The Seattle Times is reporting that workers on the Highway 99 tunnel project on Seattle’s waterfront, the largest underground road tunneling project ever undertaken, have encountered a collection of shells that could indicate the…
  • Oct 23

    Legal Battle Keeps Jim Thorpe's Remains Far From Home

    Legal Battle Keeps Jim Thorpe's Remains Far From Home
      As reported in Sports Illustrated, the family of sports legend Jim Thorpe has lost the latest round in a protracted legal battle to have his remains returned to his homeland of the Sac and Fox in central Oklahoma. The 3rd U.S. Circuit…
  • Oct 9

    Tribal Payday Loans Under Fire In Federal Court

    Tribal Payday Loans Under Fire In Federal Court
      (http://www.thetimesinplainenglish.com/) United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has denied a request by two Native American Tribes to stop New York State’s top financial regulator from cracking down on their online…
Rank this Week: 3878

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Oct 24

    No Attorney Fees for Eviction after Foreclosure

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

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
    Landlords often use a consumer report to screen new tenant applicants. The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) mandates that a landlord who uses a consumer report make certain disclosures when the landlord takes an action adverse to a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2532

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Oct 24

    Nonprofit Educational Use is Fair Use and Trumps Lack of Transformation

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

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement
    David Pryor wrote the musical composition “Bumpin’ Bus Stop” in 1974.  His band, The Play Boys, recorded the song at Gold Future Recording Studio.  Pryor distributed copies of “Bumpin’ Bus Stop”…
  • Oct 10

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune
    The district court eloquently described the case’s status and defendants’ post-trial motion following a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs.  My favorite sentence in this passage is “Ultimately, the goal is to make…
Rank this Week: 1260

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Oct 23

    “TOM’S CREAN ALE” Trademark Publishes—Seems No Connection to Hoosier Hero.

    “TOM’S CREAN ALE” Trademark Publishes—Seems No Connection to Hoosier Hero.
      Edit 10/23/2014 @ 6:20pm PST: Okay, so there’s an explorer guy named Tom Crean (who evidently also loved puppies)—and it looks like this business is very careful about its label-based branding, nodding to the…
  • Oct 15

    New Rogue Lawsuit: Rogue v. Gone Rogue Pub – Filed October 14, 2014

    New Rogue Lawsuit: Rogue v. Gone Rogue Pub – Filed October 14, 2014
    A brief interruption to our dormant commerce clause constitutional beer law nerd-out, to bring you some breaking brewery trademark news. Rogue may have settled one trademark lawsuit, but yesterday they entered another. Bummer. The case…
  • Oct 13

    WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT INDIANA’S PROBLEMATIC BEER REGULATIONS – PART 2 OF 4.

    WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT INDIANA’S PROBLEMATIC BEER REGULATIONS – PART 2 OF 4.
    Back to our regularly-scheduled programming. In our last content post, we promised an exploration of problems with protectionist legislation. In other words, laws that help in-staters while hurting out-of-staters, and why it’s no good…
Rank this Week: 1239

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: 1815

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Oct 23

    Visa Guru Charlie Oppenheim Agrees There Are Unused Visa

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

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?
    There is much ado today and in the last couple of days in the news that President Obama will change H1b visa rules to help keep talented skilled-immigrants in the US. Here is a link to such a story from the International Business Times. I…
  • Oct 13

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?
    There is much ado today and in the last couple of days in the news that President Obama will change H1b visa rules to help keep talented skilled-immigrants in the US. Here is a link to such a story from the International Business Times. I…
Rank this Week: 468

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Oct 23

    Running in the rain – the joy of puddles and a squirrel obsessed dog

    Running in the rain – the joy of puddles and a squirrel obsessed dog
    Am wound up tight.   Aggressive tendencies barely restrained.  Okay, maybe not restrained at all.  In full warrior mode. The defense lawyers haven’t been too bad lately.  Wish they were bad.  Then could…
  • Oct 16

    Killed by a drunk driver: sample dramshop settlement letter to a bar’s insurance company

    Killed by a drunk driver: sample dramshop settlement letter to a bar’s insurance company
    Drunks in cars kill.  But blame is also shared by the bars that choose to over serve intoxicated customers who get in their cars. This is the story of three young friends who got in the way of two over served drunks in a…
  • Oct 11

    Lift off for Taos in Sonoma

    Lift off for Taos in Sonoma
    Steve Gursten:  I’d like you to consider joining the TAOS group. K3:  What kind of a group is it. SG:  Plaintiff lawyers who have become friends and share advice. K3:  Steve thanks for asking.  Honestly, I…
Rank this Week: 2895

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

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

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

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

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

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse
    Under RPC 1.2(d), a "lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . ."  Does this cover lawyers advising clients under Washington's new marijuana law, when possession is…
Rank this Week: 591

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Oct 23

    Communication Tower

    Communication Tower
    Today’s post was shared by US Dept. of Labor and comes from www.osha.gov Prior to the 1980s, communication and broadcast tower erection, servicing and maintenance was a very small and highly specialized industry. Over the past 30 years,…
  • Oct 20

    In Cities Across the Country, Opportunity is Making a Comeback

    In Cities Across the Country, Opportunity is Making a Comeback
    Today’s post was shared by US Dept. of Labor and comes from social.dol.gov New York City just became the most recent city in the nation to answer President Obama’s call to raise wages for working families. Last Tuesday, alongside…
  • Oct 16

    Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Form Seaport Alliance

    Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Form Seaport Alliance
    Unified management structure targets increased marine cargo, addresses competitive threats. The Seattle and Tacoma port commissions plan to unify the management of the two ports’ marine cargo terminals and related functions under a…
Rank this Week: 2836

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Oct 22

    Weight as Volume as Displacement of Space

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

    Changing the rules for who is allowed to invest in startup

    Changing the rules for who is allowed to invest in startup
    By now, you've probably heard that the SEC is considering making changes to the accredited investor definition. The definition is important to entrepreneurs, angel investors, and the startups they work on together, because it defines the…
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
Rank this Week: 665

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Beating victims sues Oregon bar under dram shop liability law

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

    Airbag recall expands to include more areas, more car

    Airbag recall expands to include more areas, more car
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) along with Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors vehicles have notified owners of millions of vehicles to replace airbags manufactured by Takata due to a manufacturing…
  • Oct 19

    Halloween Safety Tip

    Halloween Safety Tip
    Halloween is but a couple of weeks away and you may have already decorated your house and started helping your child shop for a Halloween costume. Choosing a Halloween costume with safety in mind and decorating your house for the safety of…
Rank this Week: 416

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/
  • Oct 22

    Recent PRA Litigation Missteps: Abandoned Claims, False Start

    Recent PRA Litigation Missteps: Abandoned Claims, False Start
    By Milt Rowland and Lee Marchisio Abandoned Claims.  In West v. Gregoire, Division II of the Court of Appeals held that a PRA requestor who moves for a show cause order under RCW 42.56.550(1) abandons any claims he or she does not either…
  • Sep 18

    Case Law Update: "fullest assistance," redactions for effective law enforcement, disclosure of non-agency phone log

    Case Law Update: "fullest assistance," redactions for effective law enforcement, disclosure of non-agency phone log
    The Washington Court of Appeals issued three notable Public Records Act decisions in the past few days.  In Andrews v. Washington State Patrol, Division III held that an agency that fails to comply with self‑imposed disclosure…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1918

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/
  • Oct 22

    Washington v. Smith - Felony Charge For Text Message Harassment

    Washington v. Smith - Felony Charge For Text Message Harassment
    "New technology creates new ways to terrorize. Text messaging is one such technology." These were the words penned recently by Washington Court of Appeals, Division II Judge George B. Fearing in review of a man's conviction for felony…
  • Oct 15

    Warrantless Computer Search Deemed Impermissible, Child Pornography Case Remanded

    Warrantless Computer Search Deemed Impermissible, Child Pornography Case Remanded
    When a person takes a computer or other electronic device to a technician for service, he or she should recognize that anything illegal found in the course of completing that work could be turned over to police. Private citizens are not…
  • Oct 8

    Washington v. Kozey - Violation of Domestic Violence No-Contact Order

    Washington v. Kozey - Violation of Domestic Violence No-Contact Order
    If a no-contact order exists in Washington State, it does not matter if it is the alleged victim who initiates contact. If the offender does not immediately hang up, refuse to engage, shut it down, or walk away, he or she could be facing…
Rank this Week: 3643

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Seattle Municipal Court judicial candidate returns money from DUI Lawyers PAC

    Seattle Municipal Court judicial candidate returns money from DUI Lawyers PAC
    Tis the judicial election season here in King County, WA.  In case you haven’t followed my blog there are several prominent judicial races in our County.  One of the most highly publicized is in Seattle Municipal Court. …
  • Oct 21

    Decided to try making some You Tube videos…

    Decided to try making some You Tube videos for the site. Here is the first one titled, “What happens following a DUI arrest in Seattle.” Basically I provide a general overview of what an individual can expect after they get…
  • Oct 20

    Seattle Judge gets busted for using carpool parking without an actual carpool

    Seattle Judge gets busted for using carpool parking without an actual carpool
    Ah the political season is upon us.  Especially in King County where there are several municipal and district court level judicial elections that are are becoming hot topics here in Seattle.  One such race is in the Seattle…
Rank this Week: 3603

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlecaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    State says school bus stop sign violations on increase

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

    Are hit and run car accidents on the rise?

    Are hit and run car accidents on the rise?
    Almost a week does not go by that we don't read about a hit and run car accident in the news. Just last week, Bellevue police recommended felony charges for a Bellevue woman who was suspected of striking a pedestrian on Coal Creek Drive and…
  • Sep 30

    Wal-Mart seeks to establish "contributory negligence" in auto accident that seriously injured Tracy Morgan, killed friend

    Wal-Mart seeks to establish "contributory negligence" in auto accident that seriously injured Tracy Morgan, killed friend
    Comparative or contributory negligence is a legal defense which allows the plaintiff to negate damages that they may be required to pay for a negligence claim. A defendant may establish a defense that the plaintiff's own negligence…
Rank this Week: 368

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: 2278

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
Rank this Week: 893

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: 2333

The Amateur Law Professor

The Amateur Law Professor

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

http://theamateurlawprofessor.com
Rank this Week: 1117

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/
  • Oct 20

    Oversupply Litigation Milestone: FERC Approves BPA Oversupply Management Protocol

    Oversupply Litigation Milestone: FERC Approves BPA Oversupply Management Protocol
    At its monthly meeting last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") approved the Bonneville Power Administration's "Oversupply Management Protocol," marking a major litigation milestone in Bonneville's controversial efforts to…
  • Oct 17

    Governor Inslee to Keynote Washington Future Energy Conference

    Governor Inslee to Keynote Washington Future Energy Conference
    Please join us at the Washington Future Energy Conference on November 5. Gordon Thomas Honeywell is proud to be a major sponsor of this event. Now in its fifth year, the Future Energy Conference brings together energy innovators, utilities,…
  • Oct 7

    Navy Seeks Renewable Resources Through a WAPA RFP

    Navy Seeks Renewable Resources Through a WAPA RFP
    Last week, the Western Area Power Administration ("WAPA") issued a Request for Proposals ("RFP") seeking renewable energy for Navy bases located in WAPA's California service territory. The RFP seeks bids for new renewable generation projects…
Rank this Week: 2458

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/
  • Oct 15

    Are payment plans available for my DUI attorney?

    Are payment plans available for my DUI attorney?
    Yes. Kotlowski Law Office PLLC offers flexible monthly payment plans for your DUI Attorney Fee. (minimum down payments vary from $1000.00-$1500.00) Typical monthly payments range from $300.00 to $600.00. See Online Case Evaluation or simply…
  • Oct 14

    What do I need to do to get my driving license back?

    What do I need to do to get my driving license back?
    The Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) has a very handy online service that will tell you what you need to do. It will give you specific instructions on how to get your license back. (i.e. SR-22, ignition interlock device required)...
  • Oct 13

    Is My DOL DUI Hearing done in person?

    Is My DOL DUI Hearing done in person?
    No. The officer, deputy or trooper (if subpoenaed) will appear by telephone. The Department of Licensing (DOL) randomly assigns your DUI case to a DOL Hearing Officer. Your Hearing Officer also appears by telephone and may be in Spokane or...
Rank this Week: 4896

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

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

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

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

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

    Washington Court Rules that Condominium Leasing Restrictions Require 90% Approval

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

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

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September
    The King County Office of Civil Rights will present free fair housing workshops in Seattle on August 19 and September 17. The August workshop will discuss reasonable accommodations and modifications for residents with disabilities.  The…
Rank this Week: 1895

Perey Law Group Blog

Perey Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal topics.

http://www.pereylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    Was Joan Rivers a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

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

    Understanding Informed Consent

    Understanding Informed Consent
    Our country is founded on the importance of allowing individuals to make decisions for themselves. When it comes to your health, this principle should be no different. However, the issue becomes more thorny in certain health cases.…
  • Sep 22

    Real-Life Stories of Tragedy and Triumph

    Real-Life Stories of Tragedy and Triumph
    At Perey Law, our proudest moments come when we see a client’s patience and perseverance rewarded with justice. In cases of birth injury and resulting defects, however, this pride comes with profound sorrow. Despite the sorrow, it…
Rank this Week: 2485

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/
  • Oct 15

    How Does the Bankrutpcy Process Work?

    How Does the Bankrutpcy Process Work?
    One of the most common questions that I get is How does the bankruptcy process work? To answer this question I have created a short video explaining how we handle cases and what you can expect when you schedule a…Read more ›
  • Sep 27

    Are My Wages Likely to Be Garnished In Washington State?

    Are My Wages Likely to Be Garnished In Washington State?
    Millions of Americans have their wages garnished by their creditors every day. In fact 1 out of every 10 working people aged 35-44 had their wages garnished in 2013 according to this article  in which data was obtained from…
  • Sep 16

    Home Foreclosures In Washington State Have Almost Reached Normal Level

    Home Foreclosures In Washington State Have Almost Reached Normal Level
    Ever since the great recession of 2008 home foreclosures have been abundant across the country as well as in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties in Washington State.  With that said, in more recent years foreclosures have been on the…
Rank this Week: 3946

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: 3909

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

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

    Domestic Violence, the NFL and Constitutional Rights in Criminal Case

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

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

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

    Fergusson, MO and Me

    Fergusson, MO and Me
    Mimi always says I manage to turn everything into stories about me, but this is hard not to. This is where I grew up. Well, not exactly. But my parents and older sisters lived in Fergusson right before I was born. I grew up hearing this…
Rank this Week: 2058

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Can a Seaman Get Maintenance and Cure for a Cancer Diagnosis?

    Can a Seaman Get Maintenance and Cure for a Cancer Diagnosis?
    Unlike shore-side workers’ compensation schemes, a seaman may be entitled to recover maintenance and cure for a cancer diagnosis as long as the symptoms of the cancer manifest or were aggravated while in the service of the vessel.…
  • Oct 8

    Alaskan Crab Season Opens October 15

    Alaskan Crab Season Opens October 15
                         The Bristol Bay red king crab season is scheduled to begin on October 15 and continue through January 15. This year, the…
  • Feb 20

    Holland America Cruise Line is Strictly Liability for Assaults on Passengers by Crewmember

    Holland America Cruise Line is Strictly Liability for Assaults on Passengers by Crewmember
    News broke yesterday of a horrific physical and sexual assault of a female passenger by a crewmember aboard Holland America’s cruise vessel Nieuw Amsterdam.  The altercation allegedly began because the 31-year-old passenger…
Rank this Week: 1751

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 7

    196th Street Closed After Drunk Driver Hits Electrical Pole

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

    Michael Phelps Faces Second Arrest for DUI

    Michael Phelps Faces Second Arrest for DUI
    On Tuesday, September 30th, Michael Phelps was arrested for DUI in Baltimore, MD. He was stopped by a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer in the early morning, after travelling at almost twice the 45 mile an hour speed limit…
  • Sep 22

    Metropolitan King County Councilmember Pleads Guilty to DUI

    Metropolitan King County Councilmember Pleads Guilty to DUI
    It was recently reported that Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) in Kittitas County after crashing his pickup into a ditch last month. The 43-year-old Councilmember explained…
Rank this Week: 2146

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

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

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

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

    Robert Isn't His First Name

    Robert Isn't His First Name
    Henry Martyn Robert (1837 - 1923) was a brigadier general and a distinguished engineer who first published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876. The tradition of updating and revising Robert's Rules of Order is carried on by his grandson, Henry M.…
Rank this Week: 4960

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Oct 2

    Zov’s Restaurant: Another Orange County Shigella Scare

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

    True Food with Shigella

    True Food with Shigella
    Nancy Luna reports with the Orange county Register that an upscale restaurant at Fashion Island that bills itself as a healthy living establishment is at the center of a suspected... Continue Reading
  • 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
Rank this Week: 357

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Hepatitis A Cluster in Alabama

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

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

    165 Sick with Hepatitis A Linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend
    165 people were confirmed to have become ill from hepatitis A after eating ‘Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend’ in 10 states: Arizona (24), California (80), Colorado (29), Hawaii (8), New... Continue Reading
  • 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
Rank this Week: 483

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: 2102

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

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

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 903

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Published By the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser

http://www.seattleimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Executive Action - Family Immigration and Other Fixes Needed

    Executive Action - Family Immigration and Other Fixes Needed
    This blog posts follows up to an earlier post, Executive Action - Business Immigration Fixes Needed, discussing the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) letter to President Obama of August 6, 2014 requesting Executive Action. AILA…
  • Aug 13

    Executive Action - Business Immigration Fixes Needed

    Executive Action - Business Immigration Fixes Needed
    On August 6, 2014, the American Immigration Lawyers Association sent a letter to President Obama recommending administrative fixes or executive action to tweak the business immigration system in light of Congressional failure to pass an…
  • May 30

    Administrative Immigration Reform Delayed by President Obama

    Administrative Immigration Reform Delayed by President Obama
    On March 13, 2014, President Obama called for a review of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) enforcement practices. However, this week he announced that he would delay this effort until summer's end if Congress does not pass…
Rank this Week: 2252

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Aug 31

    Good Samaritan Rescues Eight

    Good Samaritan Rescues Eight
    Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a mayday call from a good Samaritan who found a capsized boat with 8 people, 7 adults and a child, in distress. The good Samaritan was able to pull up the 3 people in the water, while the rest clung to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2399

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 29

    Orbit Law Named Most Trusted Immigration Law Firm in Washington

    Orbit Law Named Most Trusted Immigration Law Firm in Washington
    It is with extreme pride that we announce that Orbit Law, PLLC was honored with the designation of “Most Trusted Law Firm” in Washington State by Acquisition International Magazine as a part of their Global Mobility &…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2758

Patent Practice Professional…

Patent Practice Professional Liability Reporter

Covers patent litigation, pleadings, and prosecution. By Lane Powell PC.

http://www.patentpracticeliability.com
Rank this Week: 2918