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Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Jul 28

    Welcome Aboard, Jane Dale!

    Welcome Aboard, Jane Dale!
    Ahoy there!!  The Causey Law Firm team has just added attorney Jane E. Dale to our lineup. After graduating from Seattle University School of Law in 2007, Jane was an associate with a prominent general practice firm on the Olympic…
  • Jul 24

    Will Workers’ Compensation Adapt to “On Demand” Employment

    Will Workers’ Compensation Adapt to “On Demand” Employment
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from recode.net What happens as machines and artificial intelligence push humans out of the workforce? It’s one of the more important problems of our time —…
  • Jul 21

    States Lead On Minimum Wage. Is Congress Listening?

    States Lead On Minimum Wage. Is Congress Listening?
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from social.dol.gov Congress is back in session this week, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which…
Rank this Week: 2503

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

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

    Arkansas Salsarita’s Restaurant Linked to Shigella Outbreak

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

    Indiana and Michigan Report Increase in Shigella

    Indiana and Michigan Report Increase in Shigella
    With over 200 cases of shigellosis reported in the state and many parents in Indiana are keeping children out of the water where it’s believed many are contracting the illness.... Continue Reading
  • Jun 28

    Salsarita’s Restaurant: 158 with Shigella after 9 Health Code Violation

    Salsarita’s Restaurant: 158 with Shigella after 9 Health Code Violation
    According to the Arkansas State Health Department dozens of employees at Walmart home office in Bentonville are overcoming an outbreak of Shigellosis.  The Salsarita’s Restaurant at the Walmart Home Office... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 675

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    Walmart’s Salsarita’s Sickened 275 with Shigella – Lawsuit to Follow

    Walmart’s Salsarita’s Sickened 275 with Shigella – Lawsuit to Follow
    Salsarita’s Restaurant in the Walmart Home Office Café in Bentonville has reopened following a Shigella outbreak that made 275 sick in nine states according to the Benton County Health Department.  According to the Arkansas…
  • Jul 27

    Another Cyclospora Outbreak?

    Another Cyclospora Outbreak?
    Federal officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now stepping in to assist health officials in 13 states in investigating a spike in cases of Cyclosporiasis, according to CIDRAP. Cyclosporiasis is an…
  • Jul 26

    Most Curent Retail List of Listeria Contaminated Fruit

    Most Curent Retail List of Listeria Contaminated Fruit
    When the FDA and Wawona Packing announced a recall of certain “stone fruits” due to a positive Listeria test, it appeared to be a somewhat standard, and likely limited recall.  However, over the week my email inbox has bulged…
Rank this Week: 80

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 27

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted

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

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated
    Seattle residential landlords should take note. All residential landlords in Seattle are required to give a tenant at the beginning of a tenancy a landlord-tenant information packet published by the city. The Seattle information packet…
  • Apr 26

    Which Lease Covenants Run With the Land?

    Which Lease Covenants Run With the Land?
    Niko’s Gourmet Inc. rented commercial space from Pacific Security Financial Inc. The owners of Niko’s Gourmet Inc. personally guaranteed the lease obligations. Pacific Security Financial Inc. sold the building to Peyton Building,…
Rank this Week: 1144

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Sweet Paprika Powder Recalled Due to Salmonella

    Sweet Paprika Powder Recalled Due to Salmonella
    The TJX Companies, Inc. today announced it is recalling “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder products as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Upon learning of the potential risk... Continue Reading
  • Jul 26

    Unnamed Organic Carob Powder Supplier Prompts Salmonella Recall

    Unnamed Organic Carob Powder Supplier Prompts Salmonella Recall
    CaCoCo, Inc. has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism that can... Continue Reading
  • Jul 17

    84 Sick from Salmonella Chia in Canada and United State

    84 Sick from Salmonella Chia in Canada and United State
    As of July 14, 2014, a total of 25 ill persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Newport (16 persons), Salmonella Hartford (7 persons), or Salmonella Oranienburg (2 persons)... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 311

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Where Listeria Fruit was Sold

    Where Listeria Fruit was Sold
    When the FDA and Wawona Packing announced a recall of certain “stone fruits” due to a positive Listeria test, it appeared to be a somewhat standard, and likely limited recall.... Continue Reading
  • Jul 26

    Listeria Sandwiches Recalled

    Listeria Sandwiches Recalled
    Great American Marketing, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 475 pounds of FSIS and FDA-regulated, ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of…
  • Jul 19

    California Stone Fruit Prompts Listeria Recall

    California Stone Fruit Prompts Listeria Recall
    Dierbergs Markets is pulling from its stores a number of tree-ripened stone fruits from a California-based packing company. Wawona Packing Co. has issued a voluntary recall of conventional and organic... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1339

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 25

    Lynnwood DUI Attorney Jonathan Dichter Secures Dismissal in Second Offense DUI Case

    Lynnwood DUI Attorney Jonathan Dichter Secures Dismissal in Second Offense DUI Case
    Dichter Law Office, PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Jonathan Dichter recently secured a dismissal on behalf of a client facing charges for a second DUI offense in Everett, Washington. The case was a difficult one given the…
  • Jul 18

    Police in Washington Continue Marijuana DUI Efforts with Emphasis Patrol

    Police in Washington Continue Marijuana DUI Efforts with Emphasis Patrol
    Driving under the influence of marijuana continues to ignite national conversations among law enforcement over the best ways to deal with this issue and when and how to arrest motorists. In a previous blog, we discussed how law enforcement…
  • Jul 8

    Washington Law Enforcement, Prosecutors Aim to Clear Up Misconceptions About Driving High

    Washington Law Enforcement, Prosecutors Aim to Clear Up Misconceptions About Driving High
    Nearly two years after Washington residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, the first pot stores are now open for business. Although today is an historic day in Washington state history, it is also one that reminds us of the many…
Rank this Week: 4363

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Man injured in road rage incident

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

    Preventing accidental hot car death

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

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

    Traffic nightmare coming our way: prepare for Westbound I-90 lane closure
    Traffic is going to be horrendous between Bellevue and Seattle from July 18th to July 25th due to Interstate 90 lane closures between Bellevue and Mercer Island. Adjust your travel schedule or you could be facing huge backups. According to…
Rank this Week: 1009

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: 4957

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/
  • Jul 24

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Your Busine

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Your Busine
    Are you about to launch a new app with youth appeal? Are you hoping that your new game will trend with tweens? Hold on—you might have to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The government isn’t…
  • Jul 22

    Can LLC Members Pay Themselves a Salary?

    Can LLC Members Pay Themselves a Salary?
    As we’ve discussed in previous posts, the limited liability company (LLC) entity offers a ton of flexibility when organizing the management and economic structure of the company. Because of this flexibility, the LLC has quickly become…
  • Jul 15

    Why Investors Require IP Assignments from Founder

    Why Investors Require IP Assignments from Founder
    One of the first requests that investors make before investing in a company is that the founders (and all key employees) execute written intellectual property assignment agreements. These agreements make it so any intellectual property that…
Rank this Week: 1022

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/
  • Jul 23

    Washington v. Kinzle - Molestation Conviction Tossed for Failure to Allow Witness Confrontation

    Washington v. Kinzle - Molestation Conviction Tossed for Failure to Allow Witness Confrontation
    In all criminal cases, the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of the accused to confront all witnesses against him or her. That is, the prosecution cannot present witnesses to a jury in a criminal case without…
  • Jul 16

    Washington v. Harrington - Kidnapping Statute Challenged in Domestic Violence Case

    Washington v. Harrington - Kidnapping Statute Challenged in Domestic Violence Case
    The term "kidnapping" brings to mind images of strangers in masks, grabbing persons off the street at gunpoint and forcing them into a vehicle to be taken to some unknown location. But the charge is often applied in domestic violence cases…
  • Jul 9

    Washington v. Swanson - Indecent Exposure Conviction Upheld

    Washington v. Swanson - Indecent Exposure Conviction Upheld
    The Washington State Court of Appeals rejected a defendant's claim that misstatements of law made by a prosecutor during closing arguments of an indecent exposure trial were grounds for a new trial. That argument in Washington v. Swanson…
Rank this Week: 3333

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

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

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

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

    Seattle Police are preparing to arrest more marijuana impaired driver

    Seattle Police are preparing to arrest more marijuana impaired driver
    I saw this news story a few weeks ago and I have been meaning to blog about it.  However work has gotten really crazy lately and I’m now just getting to it so I apologize.  Now that the first legal marijuana shop has opened in…
  • Jul 11

    Seattle DUI Prosecutors make interesting comments in recent tv interview

    Seattle DUI Prosecutors make interesting comments in recent tv interview
    A recent interview by KIRO 7 News here in Seattle revealed some interesting tidbits about Seattle juries and whether they understand what it means to drive high.  Several City Prosecutors were asking about some Marijuana DUI trials that…
Rank this Week: 4232

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Worker at Bellevue College construction cites falls to death

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

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

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

    Pedestrian accidents and the elderly

    Pedestrian accidents and the elderly
    Every year, more than 4,000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Older adults -- those 65 and older -- account for 19% of all pedestrian accident fatalities and another 52,000 older Americans are treated…
Rank this Week: 1115

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: 3432

Perey Law Group Blog

Perey Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal topics.

http://www.pereylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Let’s Talk About SSRI

    Let’s Talk About SSRI
    The causes of birth defects are numerous and varied. Many of them are still shrouded in mystery, leaving some pregnancies harmed in the midst of perfectly healthy ones. But in the past several years, one factor has risen to the ……
  • Jul 17

    Spotlight on: Birth Defect Research for Children

    Spotlight on: Birth Defect Research for Children
    The birth of a baby should be a joyful time full of wonder and amazement, welcoming a new life that has just emerged to grow, learn and take full advantage of all the world has to offer. This is what … Continue reading →
  • Jul 8

    Preventing Birth Defects: What You Can Do

    Preventing Birth Defects: What You Can Do
    It’s the last thing any expecting mother wants to hear: that the baby she’s been waiting for may not be as ready to meet the world as she expected. Birth defects run the spectrum from minimal to critical. No matter ……
Rank this Week: 4963

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
  • Jul 22

    Limitation of Liability, or Who's Left Holding the Bag

    Limitation of Liability, or Who's Left Holding the Bag
    The Limitation of Liability Clause is an increasingly important aspect of contracts involving design professionals. The Clause provides a cap on damages in the event of a breach. On its face the Limitation of Liability Clause seems to be…
  • Jul 17

    Public Agencies May Soon Be Required to Accept Retainage Bond

    Public Agencies May Soon Be Required to Accept Retainage Bond
    Most public works construction projects in Washington require public agencies to withhold a certain percentage of each progress payment as retainage until the completion of the project.  In Washington, retainage of 5% is established as a…
  • Jul 10

    Ways to Make the Construction Dispute Resolution Process More Efficient and Less Expensive - Part II

    Ways to Make the Construction Dispute Resolution Process More Efficient and Less Expensive - Part II
    This post is Part II of our discussion on resolving construction disputes less expensively and more efficiently.[i]  Read Part I here. Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution that is particularly well suited to construction…
Rank this Week: 960

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

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

    Marijuana Wars: Yurok Tribe Battles To Reclaim Its Land

    Marijuana Wars: Yurok Tribe Battles To Reclaim Its Land
      The Los Angeles Times reports that with the assistance of federal and state agencies, the Yurok Tribe in California is taking the offensive in a battle to drive renegade marijuana growers off the Tribe’s native lands. For years,…
  • Jul 15

    Tulalip Tribes Battle Domestic Violence With Expanded Power

    Tulalip Tribes Battle Domestic Violence With Expanded Power
    The Tulalip Tribes are now one of just three Native American Tribes in the U.S. to take advantage of a federal program designed to better combat domestic violence on tribal lands. In an agreement signed with the U.S. Attorney’s Office,…
  • Jul 2

    Tribal Employment Rights & Law Seminar - 14 July 2014

    Tribal Employment Rights & Law Seminar - 14 July 2014
    TRIBAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS & LAW  Sovereignty, Jurisdiction And Best Practices July 14, 2014 Washington State Convention Center, Seattle REGISTER HERE Who Should Attend Attorneys, Tribal representatives, human resource executives…
Rank this Week: 3622

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Jul 21

    I-130 Backlog Ensue

    I-130 Backlog Ensue
    The I-130 backlog that started about 6-9 months ago is still causing families to remain separated.  At the American Immigration Lawyers Association annual conference in June, USCIS said that they are aware of the problem and are working…
  • Jul 17

    Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs: Immigration Status When Laid-Off

    Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs: Immigration Status When Laid-Off
    On Thursday July 17, 2014, Microsoft made an announcement that 18,000 will be slashed- most by December 2014 and all by June 2015.  While this is a blow to the economy which will see about 1300 job cuts in Washington State. To the 18,000…
  • Jul 15

    We Need Better Immigration Policies for Startups and Entrepreneur

    We Need Better Immigration Policies for Startups and Entrepreneur
     We Need Better Immigration Policies for Startups and Entrepreneurs - Tahmina Watson “USCIS intends to revoke your H-1B visa because we have discovered you are a co-founder.” Yes. That is indeed what my client learned one…
Rank this Week: 174

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: 874

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    F/V VERNON Takes On Water But Avoids Sinking

    F/V VERNON Takes On Water But Avoids Sinking
    Friday morning, the crew of purse seiner VERNON contacted the Coast Guard with the news that they had a foot of water in their engine room. This happened near Ketchikan, Alaska, in seas of two feet with 10 mph winds....
  • Jul 11

    Rudy Dushkin Jr. Falls Overboard of F/V MATT-MICHELLE, Perishe

    Rudy Dushkin Jr. Falls Overboard of F/V MATT-MICHELLE, Perishe
    On the morning of July 6, while weighing anchor near King Cove, Alaska, a large swell broadsided 32-foot, Juneau-based MATT-MICHELLE, sending 53-year-old Rudy Dushkin Jr. overboard. The only other person on the vessel was the owner/captain,…
  • Jul 11

    F/V JEANOAH Crew Avoids Sinking Thanks to Coast Guard and Good Samaritan F/V KATHERINE

    F/V JEANOAH Crew Avoids Sinking Thanks to Coast Guard and Good Samaritan F/V KATHERINE
    Yesterday, the crew of 67-foot JEANOAH began taking on water in the Shelikof Straight about 40 miles west of Kodiak, Alaska. The captain contacted the Coast Guard with the news that they’d struck a rock and needed help. The Coast...
Rank this Week: 519

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/
  • Jul 19

    How soon should I file my IIL application?

    How soon should I file my IIL application?
    Your Ignition Interlock License (IIL) is only valid for 30 days. Therefore, you should pay the $100 fee (at a driver licensing office) and file your application - no more than 30 days before the date of your suspension or...
  • Jul 16

    Can I get my King County District Court DUI Records online?

    Can I get my King County District Court DUI Records online?
    Yes. For a small fee you can get most of the DUI Court records for your King County District Case. You will need to set-up an account. See link. Request King County District Court Record
  • Jul 12

    Can I convert my mandatory EHM to Jail?

    Can I convert my mandatory EHM to Jail?
    Yes. If you have been sentenced for a second or subsequent DUI and have mandatory minimums on Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) - you can ask to have it converted to Jail. The law allows a 15 days EHM: 1 day...
Rank this Week: 626

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
  • Jul 19

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry

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

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin
    In April, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to hold off on rolling out two new top level domains, namely .wine and .vin. This move came based on concerns voiced by European Union members states, who…
  • Jun 22

    Are Wine Bloggers Like Other Wine Journalists?

    Are Wine Bloggers Like Other Wine Journalists?
    Very proud to display my first ever wine blogging accolade: I must say that I am honored to be recognized among the other finalists, and look forward to more wine blogging in the coming year. Now on to the blogging … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3892

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/
  • Jul 19

    New Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Site

    New Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Site
    We recently launched a website for our Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Practice. We are thrilled to be helping student loan borrowers in our community lessen their student loan burdens. As one of very few graduates in the Pacific…
  • Jun 30

    Getting Ready for an Oregon 341 Meeting of Creditor

    Getting Ready for an Oregon 341 Meeting of Creditor
    Here’s what you need to know Who must attend? The Trustee, you, and one of our attorneys. The Trustee is the person who runs the hearing and asks you questions. Who gets invited? All the creditors listed in your bankruptcy schedules get…
  • Jun 21

    Whether Your Bankruptcy was filed in…

    Whether Your Bankruptcy was filed in Portland or Eugene, there is no need to be nervous about your 341 hearing. In our next blog article, we will discuss exactly what you need to bring to the hearing and the kind of questions that you are…
Rank this Week: 908

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Another Reason for Hepatitis A Vaccines – Your Restaurant Remains Closed

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

    Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker

    Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker
    The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is advising the public about a possible exposure to hepatitis A virus at the Tortilla Marissa’s restaurant located at 2635 S. College... Continue Reading
  • May 25

    2300 Hepatitis A Vaccines Linked to Springfield Red Robin

    2300 Hepatitis A Vaccines Linked to Springfield Red Robin
    KSPR’s Jeff Phillips reports that Springfield Health officials have now administered more than 2,300 doses of the hepatitis A vaccine. Clinics offered by Mercy Springfield and Cox Health Systems treated... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 3330

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Another False Accusation Bites the Dust

    Another False Accusation Bites the Dust
    Well, go figure. I really did not intend to focus so much on sex crimes right now, but things happen. Like the woman who has been defaming and falsely accusing one of my favorite young musician / songwriters, Conor Oberst (aka Bright Eyes)…
  • Jul 17

    What if you are Guilty of a Sex Crime?

    What if you are Guilty of a Sex Crime?
    First of all, take the Fifth. Remain silent and get a lawyer. Second, understand this: Sex crimes are tough. Sex crimes are simultaneously the most heinous crimes to be accused of committing, the hardest crimes to disprove once you are…
  • Jul 14

    Both Sides Now

    Both Sides Now
    My last post is getting some interesting feedback. Pro Pot types think it was a good discussion about the legalization of marijuana here in Washington State. Anti MJ folks see it as a wonderful condemnation of the harmful effects of drugs. …
Rank this Week: 4603

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Fed Research Paper Suggests Possible Rise in Inflation

    Fed Research Paper Suggests Possible Rise in Inflation
    By Jim Cline A just released paper from the Federal Reserve Bank points to a possible upward drift in the inflation rate. As we last reported, the Seattle bimonthly numbers had reached 2.6% and the national numbers were reported at 2.0%. We…
  • Jul 8

    Interest Arbitration Series Part VII: Port Angeles Police Arbitration

    Interest Arbitration Series Part VII: Port Angeles Police Arbitration
    By Jim Cline This is the seventh and final article in a series of articles on recent Interest Arbitration decisions.  A summary of all recent arbitration decisions since 2008 is available on the Premium website. This is a decision by…
  • Jul 3

    Interest Arbitration Series Part VI: Spokane Transit Arbitration

    Interest Arbitration Series Part VI: Spokane Transit Arbitration
    By Jim Cline This is the sixth in a series of articles on recent Interest Arbitration decisions.  A summary of all recent arbitration decisions since 2008 is available on the Premium website.  This is a decision by Arbitrator Howell…
Rank this Week: 4654

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jul 18

    No Shortcuts Allowed in Copyright Infringement Case Analysi

    No Shortcuts Allowed in Copyright Infringement Case Analysi
    Here’s a story of a company founder leaving the company and the geographical area and starting a new company in the same line of business.  It’s not necessarily a story about what not to do.  It’s more a story of…
  • Jul 11

    Dissed Thomas M. Cooley Law School Gets No Satisfaction from the Sixth Circuit

    Dissed Thomas M. Cooley Law School Gets No Satisfaction from the Sixth Circuit
    Attorney David Anziska made statements about the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, some of which were posted on the Internet and some of which were alleged in a complaint.  Thomas M. Cooley Law School sued Anziska and his firm for the state…
  • Jun 27

    Aereo Publicly Performs and Infringes Copyrighted Work

    Aereo Publicly Performs and Infringes Copyrighted Work
    Aereo’s network receives broadcast television programming through thousands of dime-sized antennas. Aereo makes that programming available to subscribers by streaming the programming over the Internet.  Each subscriber is assigned…
Rank this Week: 745

Maritime Lawyer Blog

Maritime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.maritimelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Fishing Vessel Elohim Capsized in Port Valdez

    Fishing Vessel Elohim Capsized in Port Valdez
    COAST GUARD RESPONDS TO CAPSIZED VESSEL IN PORT VALDEZ, ALASKA VALDEZ, Alaska - The Coast Guard responded to SOS calls from a 45-foot fishing vessel capsized in Port Valdez, Friday. On Friday, July 4th, the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage…
  • Jun 27

    Passenger From Royal Caribbean Cruise Seeks Redress for Slip-and-Fall Injurie

    Passenger From Royal Caribbean Cruise Seeks Redress for Slip-and-Fall Injurie
    The Port of Seattle, Washington is home to many cruise ship docks. Passengers board these large vessels expecting to relax and be pampered. Even when guests and crew members exercise caution while working or on vacation, accidents happen. …
  • Jun 23

    State Supreme Court Reviews Whether DUI Injuries Could be Litigated under Federal Admiralty Law

    State Supreme Court Reviews Whether DUI Injuries Could be Litigated under Federal Admiralty Law
    Washington prosecutes those who operate vessels under the influence, with Boating Under the Influence (BUI) laws that are very similar to the DUI statutes. Just as someone can seek civil remedies for injuries caused by a DUI accident, an…
Rank this Week: 4795

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/
  • Jul 17

    Electronic Privacy and Community Association

    Electronic Privacy and Community Association
    Community associations, like many organizations, have caught the technology wave and are increasing their reliance upon the lnternet and other digital media for conducting business. As more and more of these associations migrate information…
  • Jul 10

    Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved

    Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved
    Community associations often look to their declarations and bylaws for guidance on the governance of their community. Sometimes, though, associations want to clarify, supplement, or add to those governing documents. Depending on the…
  • Jul 3

    Construction Defects: A Call for Accountability

    Construction Defects: A Call for Accountability
    Owners frequently ask why construction defects and building product failures are so prevalent these days. In his New York Times op-ed article, "They Don't Make 'em Like They Used To: Inferior Products and Labor Drive Modern Construction,"…
Rank this Week: 2280

Seattle Tacoma Injury Attorney…

Seattle Tacoma Injury Attorney Blog

Covers injury law. By Newton & Hall, Attorneys At Law, PLLC.

http://www.seattletacomainjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Can I Be Held Responsible For Damages Caused By Others Driving My Car?

    Can I Be Held Responsible For Damages Caused By Others Driving My Car?
    Automobile insurance generally follows the car rather than the driver. This means that the owner of a vehicle could potentially be held liable for damages caused by anyone else who drives it. However, coverage differs from policy to policy,…
  • Jul 14

    Can I Be Held Responsible For Damages Caused By My Child?

    Can I Be Held Responsible For Damages Caused By My Child?
    In many households, a single vehicle is shared by multiple family members. Often, this includes teenage children. As a large percentage of motor vehicle accidents are caused by young drivers, parents wonder whether they would be held liable…
  • Jul 8

    Should I Call The Cops?

    Should I Call The Cops?
    Yes! Absolutely, no doubt about it, every time. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, call the cops. They may be too busy to come out to the scene, or they may not think the accident merits police involvement, but that…
Rank this Week: 4045

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
  • Jul 11

    Unfortunate Brewery/Lawyer TM Spat: Do You Know Where Your Graphic Designer Got Inspiration?

    Unfortunate Brewery/Lawyer TM Spat: Do You Know Where Your Graphic Designer Got Inspiration?
    Today’s post is short but sweet, and sort of a forehead-slapper. It’s been reported on elsewhere, including by our TM comrade Kenan Farrell, that an Oregon brewery (Full Sail) just sued an Atlanta-based DUI law firm. The claim?…
  • Jul 7

    Clearing Your TM: Michigan Brewery Changes Name Over Trademark Conflict

    Clearing Your TM: Michigan Brewery Changes Name Over Trademark Conflict
    Over the past week, word of another small brewery’s name change came into the news. The Shed Brewing Company in Michigan is now 127 Brewing Co. (the 556th suggestion as the co-owners brainstormed new brewery names…finding a solid…
  • Jul 3

    Start-up Brewery Business Backbone: Planning for the Best By Planning for the Worst

    Start-up Brewery Business Backbone: Planning for the Best By Planning for the Worst
    It won’t surprise you to hear that, for every group of folks that takes positive steps to start a brewery, a certain percentage never end up launching. There are countless reasons for abandoned business plans. Life happens, after all.…
Rank this Week: 850

DUI Law Firm Blog

DUI Law Firm Blog

Covers DUI law. By M. Varn Chandola.

http://www.duilawfirmwa.com/blog
  • Jul 10

    Marijuana DUI For Driving High

    Marijuana DUI For Driving High
    You can without breaking the law experience a “Rocky Mountain High” in Colorado and a “Cascade Mountain High” in Washington State.  Now that “recreational marijuana” just started being legally sold in…
  • Jul 3

    DUI Funds For Interlock Ignition Devices Mysteriously Disappear

    DUI Funds For Interlock Ignition Devices Mysteriously Disappear
    Before addressing the mystery around disappearing funds that the Washington State legislature provided for a DUI program, a brief description of interlock ignition devices is necessary for DUI novices.  An interlock ignition device is an…
  • Jun 18

    When DUI Priors Add Up To A Felony

    When DUI Priors Add Up To A Felony
     Understanding the difference between a misdemeanor and felony DUI conviction is important due to the impact on one’s rights.  In simple terms, a misdemeanor can be called a minor criminal offense while a felony is a serious…
Rank this Week: 4239

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Features new case law and insurance regulations on insurance coverage issues with a focus on the Pacific Northwest.

http://sohalang.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2126

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: 3851

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/
Rank this Week: 2346

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/
  • Jul 4

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

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

    Should I disclose All Assets In My Bankruptcy?

    Should I disclose All Assets In My Bankruptcy?
    Being quoted in the Wall Street Journal Bankruptcy Beat is a first for me, however I wish it was under better circumstances for my former client. The issue that has arisen in that case can be easily avoided if a…Read more ›
  • May 10

    Who Should I Hire To Repair My Credit?

    Who Should I Hire To Repair My Credit?
    For individuals who are seeking help boosting credit scores, consumers will have many options. With that said, there are not many companies who are credible and will permanently restore your credit. First of all, many of the companies…
Rank this Week: 1184

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Jul 1

    Tips for Attorneys: Begining the complaint with a bang – the case synopsi

    Tips for Attorneys: Begining the complaint with a bang – the case synopsi
      We are changing the way we read.  Short has not just become better.  It has become essential in the quest to capture the attention of our audience. Pedantic legal writing is no longer highly valued by judges.  …
  • Jun 24

    Breaking the SuperLawyer Glass Ceiling

    Breaking the SuperLawyer Glass Ceiling
    J.R.:  Hi Karen, I thought of you when reading the SuperLawyer Top 10.  Are you the first woman to do this?  CONGRATS! K:  Uh. Go to www.superlawyers.com top list for Washington.  Interesting.  Appear to be in…
  • Jun 17

    The almost tantrum: a tale of typical trial lawyer self control

    The almost tantrum: a tale of typical trial lawyer self control
    It’s a drizzly Sunday.  Have popped into the office to work on a settlement letter.  Nala is chewing on her antler.  Am eating my favorite pastry from Macrina bakery – the orange pinwheel.   Superb as…
Rank this Week: 1446

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
  • Apr 27

    Help Trademarks Serve Their Purpose by Adopting Memorable Mark

    Help Trademarks Serve Their Purpose by Adopting Memorable Mark
    Unusual — even risqué — brands are memorable, which can pay dividends. That’s the upshot of a recent New York Times article. For example, David Hall was running a small construction company when he decided to…
Rank this Week: 260

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • 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...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 472

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/
  • Jun 25

    Names of Police Officers Involved in Shootings Subject to Disclosure in California

    Names of Police Officers Involved in Shootings Subject to Disclosure in California
    The Los Angeles Times requested that the City of Long Beach release names of police officers involved in shootings that occurred while the officers were on duty. The officers’ union sued the City to prevent disclosure, and the LA Times…
  • May 7

    Former Public School Teacher Has No Privacy Right to District Investigation of Sexual Misconduct

    Former Public School Teacher Has No Privacy Right to District Investigation of Sexual Misconduct
    In early 2012, The Spokesman-Review requested records from the Riverside School District relating to Allen Martin. Mr. Martin, when a teacher at the District, engaged in sexual conduct with a consenting adult in Martin’s classroom. As…
  • May 2

    When is a Committee Not a Committee Under the OPMA?

    When is a Committee Not a Committee Under the OPMA?
    The Washington Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), chapter 42.30 RCW, applies to a “governing body” as well as to a committee that “acts on behalf of” a governing body. The key definitions from the OPMA, at RCW…
Rank this Week: 2975

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/
  • Jun 24

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

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

    California City Drops Nuisance Lawsuit Against Makers of Sriracha Hot Sauce

    California City Drops Nuisance Lawsuit Against Makers of Sriracha Hot Sauce
    Sriracha hot sauce is great.  However, I would not want to live near a factory that makes it. The recent news that a California city is discontinuing its nuisance lawsuit against the makers of Sriracha hot sauce was surprising after…
  • Apr 30

    Washington State HOAs Must Comply With New Law Regarding Meeting Minute

    Washington State HOAs Must Comply With New Law Regarding Meeting Minute
    Only one piece of state legislation directly affecting Washington State community associations became law in 2014.  This new law amends RCW 64.38, which is the state law governing homeowners associations.  The new law adds the…
Rank this Week: 1762

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/
  • Jun 20

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

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

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9
    The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission presents a half-day program, Perceptions of Justice, reviewing a report on Washingtonians' perceptions of how they are treated by the police and the courts.June 9, 2014, 8:45 a.m.-noonOB2…
  • May 21

    Adolescent Brain Development & Juvenile Justice

    Adolescent Brain Development & Juvenile Justice
    The Washington Supreme Court hosted "Looking to the Future: Adolescent Brain Development and the Juvenile Justice System" May 20, 2014. The symposium materials are here.
Rank this Week: 1422

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

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

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • Jun 19

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain

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

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla
    This evening, I’ll be joining my Seattle entertainment industry friends to celebrate James Keblas for his nine years of service as the director of the City of Seattle Office of Film and Music. A self-described "punk rocker in a suit,"…
  • Jan 9

    Congrats to client Leona X

    Congrats to client Leona X
    Congrats to client Leona X on the release of her music video for “Ready For This?” Her music has been described as a mix of Joan Jett, AC/DC, and Angus Young.  Leona's EP was produced in Seattle at the legendary…
Rank this Week: 2774

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/
  • Jun 17

    Funding shortage causes WA low income drivers to lose IID

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

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

    Star Wars type alcohol DUI laser device coming to a City near you...Maybe
    A new fangled Star Wars type laser device used to detect alcohol vapor has been created by Scientists in Poland.  This is some pretty crazy yet fascinating technology that has been developed.  Essentially its a laser device that can detect…
  • Jun 4

    When is an IID required in a Washington State DUI case

    When is an IID required in a Washington State DUI case
    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Washington State.  Then chances are at some point during this unfortunate situation you may face the possibility of having to get an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle.  Seattle…
Rank this Week: 2715

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

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

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement

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

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

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an “attorney letter.” There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who…
  • May 15

    What is a Construction Change Directive (CCD)?

    What is a Construction Change Directive (CCD)?
    The construction industry, just as any other industry has its own terminology or lingo. There are many examples such as “punch-list,” “lien” and “substantial completion” to name a few. No words are more…
Rank this Week: 1669