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Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Jul 28

    Costco Joins Hawaii Stores with Hepatitis A Link

    Costco Joins Hawaii Stores with Hepatitis A Link
    From the Hawaii Department of Health Website: An employee of the following food service business(es) has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. This list does not indicate these businesses are sources of this outbreak; at this…
  • Jul 28

    Two Dozen with Salmonella linked to Marengo Big G Potato Salad

    Two Dozen with Salmonella linked to Marengo Big G Potato Salad
    The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today jointly issued a consumer advisory for potato salads made in and sold by Big G Food Store in Marengo, Iowa.  Big G’s…
  • Jul 28

    Two in Massachusetts part of New Hampshire E. coli Cluster

    Two in Massachusetts part of New Hampshire E. coli Cluster
    Two Massachusetts residents have fallen ill with E. coli after eating tainted beef from a New Hampshire farm. The two cases are part of a cluster of 14 patients who have become sick. The tainted products were shipped to retail locations…
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Washington Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Washington Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.washingtonmaritimeinjurylawyer.com/
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Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available
    An updated explanation of FMLA and Washington’s family and medical leave law is now available on the Foster Pepper website. Family and Medical Leave Guide for Washington Employers is a valuable resource for HR and business managers who…
  • May 25

    Agency "Final Rule" Roundup

    Agency "Final Rule" Roundup
    The past week involved a flurry of activity from the federal agencies responsible for promulgating and enforcing employment and labor rules. Click below for more information: DOL issued the final version of its new overtime rule, raising the…
  • May 25

    EEOC Issues New Rules for Employer Wellness Program

    EEOC Issues New Rules for Employer Wellness Program
    Employer wellness programs are the latest subject of EEOC regulatory efforts. Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued final rules explaining how wellness programs must comply with the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 3733

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Jul 28

    Judge orders Federal Way, WA Woman to Repay Nearly $25,000 in Workers’ Comp Scam

    Judge orders Federal Way, WA Woman to Repay Nearly $25,000 in Workers’ Comp Scam
    DLI News Release: A Federal Way, WA woman who worked full time as a nanny while claiming she was too disabled to work pleaded guilty to felony theft. Yurizan Cuevas, 33, was ordered to repay the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I)…
  • Jul 25

    Cutting Corners in Construction Costs Live

    Cutting Corners in Construction Costs Live
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from blog.dol.gov an image of the collapsed parking garage In the construction industry, precision matters – corners need to be square, lines have to be level and plans must…
  • Jul 21

    WCRI Studies Compare Outcomes of Injured Workers Across 15 State

    WCRI Studies Compare Outcomes of Injured Workers Across 15 State
    Today’s post was shared by WC CompNewsNetwork and comes from www.workerscompensation.com Cambridge, MA (WorkersCompensation.com) – New studies published today by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) compare outcomes…
Rank this Week: 3799

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • Jul 28

    Third Party Custody – Including Grandparent

    Third Party Custody – Including Grandparent
    Non-Parental Custody Over the last year, Judges and commissioners have been taking a closer look at Non-Parental Custody cases and applying a strict standard when determining if they should separate a child from their biological…
  • Nov 2

    Child Custody Jurisdiction

    Child Custody Jurisdiction
    One of the most common issues that come up regarding determining custody for a child deals with whether or not Washington has jurisdiction to hear your case.  If both parents are presently in Washington and the child resides in…
  • Aug 18

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military
    Even though you have an interest in a military retirement account as a military dependent, sometimes that interest can be compromised if the military member converts his or her retirement account into a disability based award (actually, when…
Rank this Week: 2048

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

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

    F/V Alaska Juris, Owned by the Fishing Company of Alaska, Sinks in the Bering Sea; 46 Crewmembers Rescued

    F/V Alaska Juris, Owned by the Fishing Company of Alaska, Sinks in the Bering Sea; 46 Crewmembers Rescued
    At around 11:30am on Tuesday, July 26, Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders received an electronic position alert from fishing vessel Alaska Juris. The vessel had been traveling in the Bering Sea near Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain,…
  • Jul 11

    Father, Son Die As Boat Capsizes on Fishing Trip in Glacier Bay, Alaska

    Father, Son Die As Boat Capsizes on Fishing Trip in Glacier Bay, Alaska
    A father and son, identified as 75-year-old Larry Roger McWilliams and 48-year-old Gary Roger McWilliams, died Monday, May 30th, after their fishing boat overturned in Glacier Bay National Park. The cause of the vessel capsize remains a…
  • Jul 8

    Woman Tragically Killed in Oregon Boating Accident

    Woman Tragically Killed in Oregon Boating Accident
    On Friday, June 24th, the group of friends were slowly cruising in their pontoon boat along the Rock River in Oregon. Statements from Phil Lukes, a passenger on the pontoon boat, and Al Overton, owner of River Road Marina, revealed that a…
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Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

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

    Deckhand Struck in Head is MedEvaced

    Deckhand Struck in Head is MedEvaced
    The Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old fisherman from the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Star approximately 74 miles southeast of the city of Kodiak, Alaska, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted…
  • Jul 21

    NOAA Crew Member MedEvaced

    NOAA Crew Member MedEvaced
    A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a 28-year-old crewman reportedly suffering from extreme stomach pains aboard a NOAA vessel near Garibaldi, Wednesday. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay safely transported…
  • Jul 20

    F/V Struck a Rock – that is still there

    F/V Struck a Rock – that is still there
    Coast Guard and Washington Dept. of Ecology personnel responded to pollution caused after a vessel hit a rock near Jones Island, Monday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget were notified at 4:36 p.m. by a TowBoat U.S. crew that…
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Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    F/T ALASKA JURIS CREW FORCED TO ABANDONED SHIP

    F/T ALASKA JURIS CREW FORCED TO ABANDONED SHIP
    According to news reports, 46 crew members were forced to abandoned ship when the Fishing Company of Alaska factory trawler F/T ALASKA JURIS began taking on water and sinking off the coast of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands yesterday. …
  • Jul 8

    Recreational Boating Fatalities on the Decline

    Recreational Boating Fatalities on the Decline
    The 2015 annual recreational boating statistics report was released by the United States Coast Guard, which found the third lowest number of fatality deaths in a year at 626 deaths.  While the total number of fatalities represented a…
  • May 24

    Federal Court Orders American Seafoods Company to Increase Maintenance Pay for Injured Workers.

    Federal Court Orders American Seafoods Company to Increase Maintenance Pay for Injured Workers.
    On May 24, 2016, a federal court in Seattle rejected American Seafoods Company’s attempts to limit the maintenance rate to the $30 per day set forth in the employment contract. American Seafoods took the position that it would not pay…
Rank this Week: 2675

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 27

    The Definition of “Accredited Investor” and Why It Matter

    The Definition of “Accredited Investor” and Why It Matter
    The definition of accredited investor is a topic we’ve touched on briefly in several posts throughout the years, but today’s post dives specifically into the definition of “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501…
  • Jul 25

    Non-waivable Provisions of the Washington Limited Liability Company Act

    Non-waivable Provisions of the Washington Limited Liability Company Act
    Significant changes to the Washington Limited Liability Company Act went into effect on January 1 of this year. As I wrote in a previous blog post on the Washington Limited Liability Company Act changes, the changes were intended to make…
  • Jul 11

    Important Considerations When Transferring LLC Ownership Interest

    Important Considerations When Transferring LLC Ownership Interest
    When buying or selling an ownership interest in an LLC, it’s important to consider several key issues that may affect the transaction. Today’s post highlights some of these important considerations when transferring LLC ownership…
Rank this Week: 3047

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/
  • Jul 26

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating
    By Alex Bullock Whether you should smoke or not is a personal choice. However, whether smoking is good or bad for your health is not really a matter of opinion (spoiler, it’s bad for you). Smoking is certainly not a habit that we,…
  • Jul 18

    Autopilot Crashed My Car. Who’s Liable?

    Autopilot Crashed My Car. Who’s Liable?
    By Mackenzie Olson Recently, numerous drivers have claimed that their Tesla vehicles have crashed while in autopilot mode. Perhaps most notable was a crash that occurred in Florida, when a 2015 Tesla Model S in autopilot mode failed to apply…
  • Jul 13

    Game of Drone

    Game of Drone
    By Jessy Nations Sometime during the past decade or so we started taking the idea of making robots a part of our everyday lives more seriously. Naturally, we went from joking about making machines serve us by doing our menial chores, to…
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Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

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

    False Rape Accusations: is this a Thing?

    False Rape Accusations: is this a Thing?
    Even criminal defense attorneys, like me, need to be reminded occasionally about the presumption of innocence. I read a piece recently in Seattle’s “Stranger” about Matt Hickey (no joke, that’s his name), a well known…
  • Jul 20

    Technology: The Best Tool To Target Terrorism?

    Technology: The Best Tool To Target Terrorism?
    OK, this time it’s personal. It hasn’t been, lately; I’ve been watching the recent carnage in a sort of state of shock. It seems surreal, as if it can’t really be happening. Not part of my world. Too horrible. And sad.…
  • Jun 8

    Ten Ways Technology Changed Law Practice

    Ten Ways Technology Changed Law Practice
    My law firm is older than the Internet. I hate it when I say stuff like that. It makes me sound so old. I don’t feel old. I definitely don’t act old. I’m one of those annoying old guys who overuses the word…
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Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
  • Jul 25

    Court Says Washington Man’s ‘Nonsensical’ Trial Testimony Not Enough to Prove He Lacked Criminal Intent in Assault Case

    Court Says Washington Man’s ‘Nonsensical’ Trial Testimony Not Enough to Prove He Lacked Criminal Intent in Assault Case
    In a criminal trial, the accused person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Once a jury convicts, however, the standards change. After a guilty verdict, an appeals court is required to rule the evidence to be sufficient…
  • Jun 23

    Drinking and Driving – Why Some Take the Risk

    Drinking and Driving – Why Some Take the Risk
    If you smoke it is more than likely that you know it would be beneficial to not do so. You know about cancer, emphysema, heart problems, respiratory problems, and the list goes. The media has all but bombarded us with this information plus…
  • Jun 23

    Domestic Violence Charge in Washington – Plea Bargain Might Be Mistake

    Domestic Violence Charge in Washington – Plea Bargain Might Be Mistake
    One of the proclaimed hallmarks of the United States, including Washington’s, judicial system is the fact that everyone is innocent until they are proven guilty. This applies to all people. So this applies to any accused person no…
Rank this Week: 1889

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

    Ignoring Warnings Against Network Access Leads to CFAA Violation

    Ignoring Warnings Against Network Access Leads to CFAA Violation
    The Ninth Circuit has issued decisions regarding the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) twice so far this month. Crimes involving the use of computers date back to at least the early 1980s, but the existing mail and wire fraud crime statutes…
  • Jul 15

    Attorney's Fees Awards Not Controlled by Losing Party's Reasonableness Argument

    Attorney's Fees Awards Not Controlled by Losing Party's Reasonableness Argument
    Before ending its 2015-2016 term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  – for a second time.  SCOTUS issued its first Kirtsaeng opinion in March 2013.  That time, the Court…
  • Jul 8

    Supreme Court of Florida to Weigh in on Common Law Sound Recording Right

    Supreme Court of Florida to Weigh in on Common Law Sound Recording Right
    I’ve written periodic posts about Flo & Eddie since December 2014.  As a brief refresher, the corporation Flo & Eddie owns the rights to the pre-February 15, 1972 sound recordings of The Turtles.  Band members Mark…
Rank this Week: 3066

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Jul 21

    Opposition Grows Against Bar Association Proposal To Ban Indigenous Blessings At Legal Conference

    Opposition Grows Against Bar Association Proposal To Ban Indigenous Blessings At Legal Conference
    Native prayer gathering at United States Supreme Court (fncl.org) The Washington State Bar Association is considering a proposal that would curtail or eliminate blessings and spiritual invocations at Continuing Legal Education seminars and…
  • Jun 30

    Tlingit-Haida Tribes Acquire Billion-Dollar International Contracting Firm

    Tlingit-Haida Tribes Acquire Billion-Dollar International Contracting Firm
      The Central Council of Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is doing something few tribal organizations do. This month the Tribes acquired KIRA, Inc., an international maintenance contracting company that has undertaken more…
  • Jun 28

    9th Circuit Upholds Tribal Treaty Rights In Salmon Culverts Case

    9th Circuit Upholds Tribal Treaty Rights In Salmon Culverts Case
    Kitsapsun.com The 9th Cirucit Court of Appleals has ruled that Washington state must repair road culverts that are blocking salmon from swimming to spawning areas because the pipes violate fishing rights protected by tribal treatie.  The…
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Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Safety Issues in the Construction Industry

    Safety Issues in the Construction Industry
    Working in the construction industry can be a very challenging and dangerous occupation.  At Kraft Palmer Davies we represent both residential and commercial construction workers.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there…
  • Jul 6

    Construction Accident at West Seattle Bridge Causes Severe Injury to One Worker and Results in the Death of Another

    Construction Accident at West Seattle Bridge Causes Severe Injury to One Worker and Results in the Death of Another
    Around 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016, a box truck hit the elevated arm of a man lift stationed under the West Seattle Bridge, knocking two workers out of the lift. The workers were involved in the Fauntleroy Expressway Bearing Pad…
  • Jun 10

    Alarming Increase in Motorcycle Deaths Across the United State

    Alarming Increase in Motorcycle Deaths Across the United State
    The annual study for the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) provided by state highway safety offices revealed that 2015 U.S. motorcycle deaths increased 10 percent compared with 2014; the total number of deaths exceeded 5,000 for…
Rank this Week: 1831

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

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

    New Mexico Warns of Shigella Case

    New Mexico Warns of Shigella Case
    The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating an increase in cases of Shigella sonneithat has mostly been affecting Lea and Eddy counties.  Among the 36 people who have been identified,... Continue Reading
  • Jun 28

    Shigella Strikes Wisconsin

    Shigella Strikes Wisconsin
    The Shawano-Menominee County Health Department said a recent outbreak of the Shigella bacteria has made schools and day care facilities take extra precautions when it comes to spreading germs. County... Continue Reading
  • Apr 12

    Iowa Shigella Outbreak

    Iowa Shigella Outbreak
    The Dubuque County Health Department, the Dubuque County Board of Health, and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating an outbreak of Shigellosis cases. Shigellosis is a disease... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1029

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/
Rank this Week: 4599

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 15

    Seattle Ordinance Restricts Rent Increase

    Seattle Ordinance Restricts Rent Increase
    Seattle residential landlords must give 60 days notice to increase rent ten percent or more in any twelve-month period. For rent increases of less than ten percent the landlord may give only 30 days notice. A new Seattle ordinance limits the…
  • Jun 29

    New Deadline for Deposit Statement on Move-out

    New Deadline for Deposit Statement on Move-out
    Residential landlords in Washington must provide a statement of the security deposit and any refund due after the tenant moves out of the property.[1] This requirement applies whether the tenant moved out in a regular manner—at the end…
  • Jun 15

    New Law Allows Courts to Limit Information in Tenant Screening Report

    New Law Allows Courts to Limit Information in Tenant Screening Report
    A landlord sued his tenants for eviction, even though the tenants had a valid lease and the tenants did nothing to warrant eviction. The eviction case was settled. The tenants claimed that—although they were not in the wrong to begin…
Rank this Week: 2437

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: 694

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

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

    Mystery Hawaiian Hepatitis A Outbreak Sickens 52 and Puts 14 in Hospital

    Mystery Hawaiian Hepatitis A Outbreak Sickens 52 and Puts 14 in Hospital
    The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is investigating a confirmed case of Hepatitis A in a food service employee at the ice cream specialty store, Baskin-Robbins, located at the... Continue Reading
  • Jul 9

    Hepatitis A Fear in Custer Pizza Work

    Hepatitis A Fear in Custer Pizza Work
    A case of hepatitis A has been reported in a food handler at the Pizza Works restaurant in Custer. The food handler worked shifts between June 19 and July 5.... Continue Reading
  • Jul 7

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Outbreak a Mystery

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Outbreak a Mystery
    AP reports that the Hawaii State Department of Health says an Oahu outbreak of hepatitis A has grown to 31 confirmed cases. The department says staff members worked through the... Continue Reading
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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/
  • Jul 12

    Receivers to the Rescue?

    Receivers to the Rescue?
    The Washington Court of Appeals issued a published opinion last month pertaining to the Washington Receivership Statute (RCW 7.60).  The Court noted that "the legislature intended the Receivership Statute to benefit creditors having…
  • Jun 30

    Proud to Be a Washington Community Association Attorney!

    Proud to Be a Washington Community Association Attorney!
    32 of the 55 framers of the Constitution were attorneys.  Jokes aside, the legal profession has long been a profession of leadership.  As WSBA governor-at-large Sean Davis stated in an excellent recent article in NWLawyer: "We are…
  • May 31

    Neighbors Tangle in Court Over Severed Tree Root

    Neighbors Tangle in Court Over Severed Tree Root
    The roots from two large trees growing on one property encroached onto a neighboring property.  The neighboring owner removed the roots, which damaged the trees and led to a lawsuit.  The trial court dismissed that lawsuit, and the…
Rank this Week: 3949

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/
  • Jul 8

    LEOFF II Police and Firefighters Retain Civil “Right to Sue”

    LEOFF II Police and Firefighters Retain Civil “Right to Sue”
    By: Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson As we indicated in another recent blog, LEOFF II personnel retain their right to sue their own employer for harm caused by employer negligence. This is one subject among many concerning…
  • Jul 8

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 2: Newsletter Serie

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 2: Newsletter Serie
    Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 2: Introduction to the Duty of Accommodation and the Maze of Disability Laws This article is the 2nd in a multiple part series covering the rights your…
  • Jul 1

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member: Newsletter Serie

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member: Newsletter Serie
    Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 1: Introduction This article is the 1st in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild…
Rank this Week: 2126

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/
Rank this Week: 4385

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

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

    Listeria Recall: Lemongrass Basil Chicken Entrée

    Listeria Recall: Lemongrass Basil Chicken Entrée
    Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc., a New Oxford, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 42 pounds of Lemongrass Basil Chicken entrées that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department... Continue Reading
  • May 3

    Listeria Outbreak tied to Frozen Vegetable

    Listeria Outbreak tied to Frozen Vegetable
    Since March 2016, CDC has been collaborating with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes... Continue Reading
  • Apr 1

    Listeria on Broccoli?

    Listeria on Broccoli?
    Alimentos Congelados, S.A. (Pinula) is voluntarily recalling 1,800 cases of Frozen Broccoli Cuts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and... Continue Reading
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Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Jun 30

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)
     The panel affirmed the convictions of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry for violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in a case in which the defendants claim that their convictions violate their rights freely to…
  • Apr 7

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)
    The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) released new guidance this morning related to the testing of certified laboratories working in the I-502 Recreational Cannabis industry. This guidance came in the form of…
  • Apr 7

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)
    The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) released new guidance this morning related to the testing of certified laboratories working in the I-502 Recreational Cannabis industry. This guidance came in the form of…
Rank this Week: 935

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
  • Jun 29

    U.S. Department of Labor – New Overtime Rule

    U.S. Department of Labor – New Overtime Rule
    On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the new federal overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  As a result of the new rule, over 4,000,000 workers will become entitled…
  • Jun 23

    EEOC Implements New Procedures for Discrimination Charge

    EEOC Implements New Procedures for Discrimination Charge
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee because of the person’s race, color, religion,…
  • Jun 6

    James R. Lynch Appointed to the Washington State Capital Project Review Committee

    James R. Lynch Appointed to the Washington State Capital Project Review Committee
    James R. Lynch, one of the attorneys of the law firm of Ahlers & Cressman PLLC, has been appointed to the Washington State Capital Project Review Committee (PRC).  Created by the legislature in 2007, the PRC is responsible for…
Rank this Week: 754

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • Jun 29

    Legal Help

    Legal Help
    I get quite a few questions on this blog and on the phone which start with, “I already have an attorney . . ” Which begs the question – Why don’t people feel comfortable asking their attorneys questions? Are they…
  • Feb 10

    Future Medical Care- Longshore

    Future Medical Care- Longshore
    If you have a Longshore* claim, and have not settled future medical care with an 8(i) agreement – then you have lifetime medical coverage for conditions related to your injury. That sounds great – but I like to tell my clients…
  • Feb 4

    This post is a reminder that it is OK to…

    This post is a reminder that it is OK to pick up the phone and call me.  I know that sounds a bit odd. But, I can tell from the stats on this blog that traffic is up since the first of the year. I get it, you have questions. You’re…
Rank this Week: 2051

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By the Law Office of Aaron P. Richter.

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    FBARs are Due June 30th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    FBARs are Due June 30th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    It's your annual friendly reminder that the 2015 FBAR (FinCEN Form 114) is due June 30th.  If you are a US resident for tax purposes, and you have foreign assets, there is a good chance you need to file this form. The FBAR is now filed…
  • Jun 13

    The Taxation of Bitcoin and Digital Currency | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Taxation of Bitcoin and Digital Currency | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Bitcoin, a virtual currency that uses cryptography to secure transactions and control the creation of new units of value, seems poised to become the next step in tax evasion, replacing tax havens maintained by law firms like Mossack Fonseca…
  • May 23

    Assessment and Collections of FBAR Penalties | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Assessment and Collections of FBAR Penalties | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    The IRS continues to zealously pursue the collection of foreign assets and accounts, so taxpayers need to understand how the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and FBAR penalties work.  The enforcement of the FBAR is…
Rank this Week: 3526

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2000

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
  • Jun 21

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement
    When trademark disputes pop up, often breweries agree to get along. In doing so, two beverage businesses can seek what’s called a trademark coexistence agreement. This is an agreement that essentially sets forth trademark restrictions…
  • Jun 17

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    These days, it’s still rare to see a craft brewery in any sort of legal hot water (unless it’s a contentious trademark dispute). However, a recent employment discrimination action filed by a former Minnesota brewer has serious…
  • Jun 16

    Can I License a Brewery at Home?

    Can I License a Brewery at Home?
    Here’s part two of our homebrew series. See part one if you’re curious about the legality of homebrewing generally, and the common questions we see about homebrew-related activities. This part is for the dreamers out there who see…
Rank this Week: 4482

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

Covers Washington car accident and other personal injury news. By Premier Law Group PLLC.

http://www.plg-pllc.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    Attorney Sunshine Bradshaw: Bring Justice Around The World | Vaccination

    Attorney Sunshine Bradshaw: Bring Justice Around The World | Vaccination
    Our health and safety is one of the many things we take for granted in the United States. The debate over healthcare can rage on, but we all have access to appropriate vaccines for our children without having to face the many health issues…
  • Jun 9

    Teenage Girl Crashes at 107 Miles Per Hour While Using Snapchat

    Teenage Girl Crashes at 107 Miles Per Hour While Using Snapchat
    On September 10th at 11:15 PM, 18-year-old Christal McGee and three of her friends were using Snapchat while driving her dad’s Mercedes. McGee became distracted as she was trying to use one of the app’s filters. Snapchat allows…
  • Jun 7

    Attorney Sunshine Bradshaw: Bringing Justice Around the World

    Attorney Sunshine Bradshaw: Bringing Justice Around the World
    Access to justice is something that I sometimes take for granted. I know that I can file a lawsuit and that it will be heard by a jury of my client’s peers. That is not the case around the world. There are many places where justice and…
Rank this Week: 3363

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

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

    Seattle Index Continues to Outshine National Index

    Seattle Index Continues to Outshine National Index
      By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer As we recently wrote, CPI Edging Up , the Seattle CPI continues to far outpace the All-Cities Index.  The latest report has the Seattle Index at 2.6%, far outpacing the 0.8% All Cities…
  • Jun 3

    CPI Edging Up

    CPI Edging Up
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer The latest release of CPI shows that it is continue to climb, edging up enough that it may also bump up contract settlements.  The April CPI was released this past week showing the Seattle CPI-W climbing to…
  • Aug 21

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the last issue we discussed whether – and to what extent — population influenced a jurisdiction’s relative wage ranking.  In this article we discussed to what extent assessed valuation…
Rank this Week: 3599

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Jun 17

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation
    Of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath/anger, and sloth/laziness), six are incredibly harmful to the negotiation process in divorce mediation. Many of these, such as pride, envy and anger, may have been some of…
  • Jun 7

    How to Have an Effective Divorce Mediation

    How to Have an Effective Divorce Mediation
    Successful divorce mediation requires clear communication and compromise from both parties. The bridge between these two is negotiation, which can be complex. Effective negotiation requires planning, preparation and research to create an…
  • Apr 20

    Is a Divorce Mediator or Divorce Lawyer Right For You?

    Is a Divorce Mediator or Divorce Lawyer Right For You?
    In nearly every case, divorce is a complicated process that almost always requires professional help for the separating couple. However, going to court for litigation or for a settlement conference isn’t always necessary; by using…
Rank this Week: 1915

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: 611

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Ajuua’s Restaurant Linked to as many as two dozen Salmonella Illnesse

    Ajuua’s Restaurant Linked to as many as two dozen Salmonella Illnesse
    According to Food Safety News, at least eleven people, including seven employees of Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant, are confirmed with Salmonella infections related to the restaurant. The root cause of the... Continue Reading
  • Jun 11

    Salmonella Outbreak at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant

    Salmonella Outbreak at Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant
    According to Odessa press, Ector County Texas Health Department Director Gino Solla said Friday afternoon the total number of people who have lab-confirmed cases of Salmonella has increased by one,... Continue Reading
  • May 14

    Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Taylor Farms Organic Kale

    Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Taylor Farms Organic Kale
    Pacific Coast Fruit Company posted the following recall notice: Reason:  Salmonella Pack/Codes:  The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) are investigating an outbreak…
Rank this Week: 726

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/
  • Jun 14

    How to Choose an Immigration Attorney

    How to Choose an Immigration Attorney
    The steps to obtaining a permanent visa or becoming a naturalized citizen in the United States can be challenging. It does become easier, however, when you choose an immigration attorney that is dedicated to helping you every step of the way.…
  • May 8

    Orbit Law Launches “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox”

    Orbit Law Launches “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox”
    Orbit Law, PLLC is proud to present “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox” a series designed and developed by Kripa Upadhyay. A four-part series, to be held quarterly over the course of 2016, the series, held in…
  • Apr 19

    NEW RULES FOR 24 MONTH STEM/OPT EXTENSION

    NEW RULES FOR 24 MONTH STEM/OPT EXTENSION
    On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule allowing certain F-1 students who receive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degrees, and who meet other specified requirements, to apply for…
Rank this Week: 3792

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    California Campylobacter Outbreak

    California Campylobacter Outbreak
    Solana Health Department reports that a Mexican restaurant in Fairfield, California has been closed since Wednesday while an investigation continues into 32 confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection. Alejandro’s Taqueria on... Continue…
  • Apr 1

    Raw milk can harbor Campylobacter even after negative test

    Raw milk can harbor Campylobacter even after negative test
    Raw milk can harbor dangerous bacteria, even when routine testing results show it to be uncontaminated, says a report from Utah on a 2014 outbreak of confirmed or suspected campylobacteriosis... Continue Reading
  • Dec 6

    Blair Academy and Campylobacter

    Blair Academy and Campylobacter
    About 30 people were recently sickened by Campylobacter at Blair Academy, reports the New Jersey Herald. The school is a private boarding and day school for high school students located... Continue Reading
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Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

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

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Once Again Selected for Super Lawyer

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Once Again Selected for Super Lawyer
    Dichter Law Office, PLLC is pleased to announce that, once again, Attorney Jonathan Dichter has been named in the Washington Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. 2016 marks the third consecutive year Attorney Dichter has been chosen for this…
  • May 25

    Underage Drunk Driver Causes Serious Crash

    Underage Drunk Driver Causes Serious Crash
    As MYNorthwest.com reports, a recent car crash in the Seattle/Tacoma area saw four people transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. While it appears the crash occurred when one driver ran a red light, it is also believed…
  • Apr 26

    Supreme Court Debates Criminal Implied Consent Penaltie

    Supreme Court Debates Criminal Implied Consent Penaltie
    Is making drivers submit to a breath or blood test under the threat of criminal penalty a violation of their constitutional rights? As USA Today reports, that is the question that the Supreme Court of the United States mulled over last week…
Rank this Week: 3331

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/
  • Jun 9

    Are Chinese Students Being Targeted for Expulsion by Universities for Cheating? (Lawyer’s Perspective)

    Are Chinese Students Being Targeted for Expulsion by Universities for Cheating? (Lawyer’s Perspective)
    The number of Chinese students attending universities in the U.S. has tripled in the last ten years. Along with the increase in the number of students, there have been an increase in the number of academic integrity cases brought against…
  • Mar 29

    Using Statistical Methodologies in Detection of Cheating in Academic Integrity Case

    Using Statistical Methodologies in Detection of Cheating in Academic Integrity Case
    An an attorney who defends academic integrity disciplinary actions at state universities, I am often ask to give an opinion on charges brought against students for cheating based on similarities of their answers on exams. For example,…
  • Jul 24

    Remembering Attorney Emma Paulsen

    Remembering Attorney Emma Paulsen
    The Omak-Chronicle reported today the death of Emma-Paulsen, the elected Ferry County Prosecuting Attorney. I think I first met Emma Paulsen around 2005 when I first started taking cases in Okanogan County. She worked as public-defender and…
Rank this Week: 828

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/
  • Jun 3

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview
    Katherine: Attorney McAvity? You’re going to help me with your name. We’re going to practice this again. Attorney McAvity. Tom: I’ll try. I’ll try. Katherine: Is here today to answer questions about bankruptcy.…
  • Mar 14

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)
    Bert: All right. We are back. My next guest, Tom McAvity. Tom McAvity is a bankruptcy attorney and the author of the bestselling book, “The Benefits of Bankruptcy”. Tom McAvity, welcome to Money for Lunch. Tom: Thank you. Bert:…
  • Nov 24

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack
    As I noted in an earlier post, the paperwork the forms that Oregon and Washington debtors have used to file bankruptcy since the 1980s will be replaced by a new longer set of forms on December 1, 2015. Many critics have noted that the new…
Rank this Week: 559

Luvera Law Firm Blawg

Luvera Law Firm Blawg

Provides information for individuals who have been injured by the neglect of other people or businesses.

http://www.luveralawfirm.com/about/blog/
  • May 24

    $3 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death of Innocent Citizen Killed During High Speed Police Chase

    $3 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death of Innocent Citizen Killed During High Speed Police Chase
    On May 12, 2013, Rachael Kamin, a 40 year old woman, was t-boned by a Ford 350 diesel truck going approximately 85-90 mph in a 30 mph zone while being chased by officers of the Bothell Police Department. Kamin was a nurse coming home from…
  • Dec 21

    Ralph Brindley Recognized as Washington Lawyer of the Year 2016

    Ralph Brindley Recognized as Washington Lawyer of the Year 2016
    Luvera Law Firm partner Ralph Brindley has been selected by peer recognition as Best Lawyer’s Lawyer of the Year in Washington for Medical Malpractice Law. Ralph has previously been recognized as Lawyer of the Year in 2014 for…
  • May 18

    Virginia Mason Hospital Joins Luvera Law Firm in Superbug Lawsuit

    Virginia Mason Hospital Joins Luvera Law Firm in Superbug Lawsuit
    It is not every day that a defendant in a lawsuit joins forces with the plaintiff against another defendant, but that is exactly what defendant Virginia Mason Hospital has done. It recently united with the Luvera Law Firm, which…
Rank this Week: 1955

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!
    We are honored to have announce today’s guest Mallori Thompson, Program Associate of Washington New Americans, One America! Mallori will talk about the upcoming Citizenship Day program to be held on April 23rd. This invaluable service…
  • Apr 18

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!
    Today is a historic day in US immigration history. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on President Obama’s immigration executive actions that were announced in November 2014. On this historic day, I am honored and grateful to…
  • Apr 18

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!
    Another year, another lottery- that is how American businesses have to hire potential employees- a system that needs reform. On April 1st, the USCIS started to accept H1b visa applications for fiscal year 2017 (which commences October 1st…
Rank this Week: 1091

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎
    On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Oregon Restaurant and Lodging v. Perez that reversed a long-standing practice of many Oregon restaurant owners to pool the tips received by employees and…
  • Apr 4

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption
    By Jean Back Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemptions On March 17, 2016, Representatives Walberg and Kline proposed a new bill, HR 4773 entitled “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act,” which…
  • Mar 4

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling
    By Jean Ohman Back On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez, which validated a new Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that limits the tip pooling practices of…
Rank this Week: 2451

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 422

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Covers Washington elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    New Budget Act changes law on Social Security

    New Budget Act changes law on Social Security
    The 2016 Budget Act has 2 significant changes for those who are entering their retirement years need to know about.  Click Here to see an article that discusses these changes; adjustments for Medicare Part B and…
  • Oct 13

    What Boomers Need to Address in Their Estate Plan

    What Boomers Need to Address in Their Estate Plan
    As the number of baby boomers who reach the age of 65 increases by 10,000 every day, the need for members of this generation to address estate planning issues continues to grow. Like all adults, every baby boomer should have a comprehensive…
  • Oct 12

    Estate Planning When You Have a New Family

    Estate Planning When You Have a New Family
    Whether you are expecting your first child, welcoming an adopted child into the family, or are entering into a blended family situation, developing an estate plan when you have a new family in Washington is important step to take if you want…
Rank this Week: 3565