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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/
  • Apr 29

    Sorry, that isn’t actually Scarlett Johansson.

    Sorry, that isn’t actually Scarlett Johansson.
      By Beth St. Clair  What would you do if someone built a robot version of you?  It happened to Scarlett Johansson. A graphic designer from Hong Kong spent over a year, and $50,000, to build a robot in her likeness. While the…
  • Apr 27

    The Apple v. FBI Saga Continues: The House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing

    The Apple v. FBI Saga Continues: The House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing
    By Jason Liu Despite the Department of Justice (DOJ) dropping its case against Apple, (as covered in this earlier post), the same legal arguments were salient before the House Energy and Commerce Committee (Committee).  On April…
  • Apr 25

    Who Scores With the Ads on NBA Jerseys?

    Who Scores With the Ads on NBA Jerseys?
    By Alex Bullock The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) owners recently approved a proposal to allow the sale of jersey sponsorships as a part of a three-year trial program set to begin in the 2017-2018 season, the same year that…
Rank this Week: 1962

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Apr 29

    Independent Contractor Content Providers Ruled DMCA Safe Harbor User

    Independent Contractor Content Providers Ruled DMCA Safe Harbor User
    BWP Media owns the rights to a number of celebrity photographs.  BWP sued Clarity Digital Group (n/k/a/ AXS) for copyright infringement when 75 of BWP’s photos appeared without BWP’s permission on Examiner.com, a website…
  • Apr 22

    Contract Defenses Argument Can't Bypass Expired Statutes of Limitation

    Contract Defenses Argument Can't Bypass Expired Statutes of Limitation
    Drug manufacturer Amylin Pharmaceuticals hired Consumer Health to develop materials to help Amylin more successfully market its diabetes drug, Byetta.  Although Consumer Health began its work in December 2005, the parties signed a…
  • Apr 15

    Copyright Preregistration Another Piece of the Registration Puzzle

    Copyright Preregistration Another Piece of the Registration Puzzle
    I recently attended a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar in which the presenter asserted that copyright owners who register their works within one month after the infringement occurs can still get attorney’s fees and statutory…
Rank this Week: 4275

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: 3235

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: 2141

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/
Rank this Week: 951

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Apr 28

    CNBC: If you’re sitting at your desk, GET UP NOW!

    CNBC: If you’re sitting at your desk, GET UP NOW!
    Causey Law Firm has taken small steps to implement ergonomic planning in our office.  We have one Varidesk sit/stand desktop conversion in use, like the one shown in the video, as well as a fully convertible sit/stand desk and…
  • Apr 25

    WA Workplace Deaths Fall to Near-Historic Low in 2015

    WA Workplace Deaths Fall to Near-Historic Low in 2015
    Workplace deaths in Washington declined to a near-historic low in 2015, according to a new Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) report. Last year there were 58 work-related deaths in the state — 18 fewer than in 2014. …
  • Apr 21

    NPR: Coffee Workers’ Concerns Brew Over Chemical’s Link To Lung Disease

    NPR: Coffee Workers’ Concerns Brew Over Chemical’s Link To Lung Disease
    Heard on Morning Edition, April 15, 2016. Step into Mike Moon’s Madison, Wis., coffee roasting plant and the aroma of beans — from Brazil to Laos — immediately washes over you. Moon says he aims to run an efficient…
Rank this Week: 1135

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Apr 27

    GAO Proposes Major Changes to Bid Protest Procedure

    GAO Proposes Major Changes to Bid Protest Procedure
    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has jurisdiction to hear bid protests from government contractors seeking review of a federal agency’s contract procurement and awards.  The GAO receives thousands of…
  • Apr 20

    Washington’s Timber Trespass Statute and its Treble Damages Mandate

    Washington’s Timber Trespass Statute and its Treble Damages Mandate
    Under Washington’s timber trespass statute, a timber trespass occurs when a person cuts down, girdles, or otherwise injures or carries off any tree, including a Christmas tree, timber, or shrub on the land of another.[1]  The…
  • Apr 13

    Steps to Minimize Exposure from Workplace Discrimination Complaint

    Steps to Minimize Exposure from Workplace Discrimination Complaint
    Even the most altruistic employers, at one point or another, will likely face an employment discrimination complaint against their company.  Even meritless discrimination claims can cause potential exposure to costly attorney fees and/or…
Rank this Week: 659

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

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

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Receives Endorsement from Fellow Attorney

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Receives Endorsement from Fellow Attorney
    Just how effective are the DUI strategies employed here at Dichter Law Office? So effective that other attorneys consult the writings of Attorney Jonathan Dichter to win cases for their clients. This week, Jonathan received an endorsement…
  • Jan 4

    Unusual DUI Defense: Woman's Body Brews Alcohol

    Unusual DUI Defense: Woman's Body Brews Alcohol
    There are a wide variety of potential defenses against DUI charges, ranging from defective breathalyzers to an excessive amount of mouthwash. One woman in New York, however, has seen her charges dismissed after a unique defense – her…
Rank this Week: 890

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2920

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Apr 26

    NFL Team Owners Appeal "Redskins" Trademark Revocation To US Supreme Court

    NFL Team Owners Appeal "Redskins" Trademark Revocation To US Supreme Court
    The owners of the Washington Redskins NFL team have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their trademark cancellation appeal, even though the Fourth Circuit has yet to rule on the team’s case. The case challenges a June 2014…
  • Apr 21

    RESPECT Act Seeks To Repeal Laws Discriminating Against Native American

    RESPECT Act Seeks To Repeal Laws Discriminating Against Native American
     Senator Mike Rounds with members of the Oglala Sioux and Rosebud Sioux nations (Indianz.com) U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) has introduced the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes (RESPECT)…
  • Apr 7

    Tribes Push Congress To Pass Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

    Tribes Push Congress To Pass Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
    More than 100 tribes, tribal organizations and tribal businesses have signed a letter asking the Senate to take action on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act. The bill (H.R.511 | S.248) would exempt tribes and their business enterprises from…
Rank this Week: 891

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Apr 25

    Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish Recalled

    Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish Recalled
    Krasnyi Oktyabr Inc. in Brooklyn, NY, is recalling Vobla (Roach) Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish and Bream Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause…
  • Apr 24

    Salmonella Recall: Organic Spiced Herbal Tea

    Salmonella Recall: Organic Spiced Herbal Tea
    CVS Pharmacy® announced today that it has voluntarily recalled select cases of Gold Emblem Abound™ Organic Spiced Herbal Tea following notification from the manufacturer that the product is potentially contaminated…
  • Apr 22

    Fifteen Frozen Vegetable Items Recalled over Listeria

    Fifteen Frozen Vegetable Items Recalled over Listeria
    CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is voluntarily recalling fifteen frozen vegetable items that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal…
Rank this Week: 132

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Willfulness and FBAR Penalties -- Non-willful Actions and Reasonable Cause | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Willfulness and FBAR Penalties -- Non-willful Actions and Reasonable Cause | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    In this blog, I’d like to examine the differences between non-willful conduct which can trigger an IRS penalty, and non-willful conduct for which reasonable cause can be given, which offers grounds for why penalties should not be…
  • Apr 16

    The Panama Papers | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Panama Papers | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    This week, I’d like to begin examining the Panama Papers, a leaked set of over 11 million confidential documents that describe the activities of 210,000 corporate entities overseen by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.…
  • Apr 2

    Willfulness and FBAR Penalties -- Civil Fraud | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Willfulness and FBAR Penalties -- Civil Fraud | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    In today’s blog post, I want to examine the indicators of fraud (sometimes called “badges of fraud,” though the terms are interchangeable) that can potentially trigger a criminal referral.  These indicators/badges of…
Rank this Week: 2077

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    The One Page of Paper that Can Make Your Meeting with a Family Law Attorney More Valuable

    The One Page of Paper that Can Make Your Meeting with a Family Law Attorney More Valuable
    Everyone can relate to the experience of walking into the grocery store without a shopping list and leaving the store without what you went in for, having spent lots of money on things you didn’t need.  Notes aren’t only…
  • Apr 20

    Washington Court Discusses Parental Immunity and Proportionate Liability in Personal Injury Appeal

    Washington Court Discusses Parental Immunity and Proportionate Liability in Personal Injury Appeal
    In a recent personal injury case, the Court of Appeals of Washington decided issues involving parental immunity and allocation of fault in a negligence claim. In Smelser v. Paul (Wash. Ct. App. Apr. 4, 2016), the defendant was visiting a…
  • Apr 12

    5 Common Child Support Myths in Washington State

    5 Common Child Support Myths in Washington State
    Myth 1: You don’t have to pay child support if you have a 50/50 parenting plan. Fact:  While it is true that in some cases with 50/50 parenting plans there will be no transfer payment of child support from one parent to the other,…
Rank this Week: 3017

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Garden of Life Salmonella Outbreak End

    Garden of Life Salmonella Outbreak End
    A total of 33 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Virchow were reported from 23 states. Among people for whom information was available, illnesses started on dates ranging... Continue Reading
  • Mar 24

    More Salmonella Illnesses Linked to RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal

    More Salmonella Illnesses Linked to RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal
    As of March 21 2016, 27 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Virchow have been reported from 20 states. A list of states and the number of cases in each... Continue Reading
  • Mar 18

    A total of 907 people infected with the…

    A total of 907 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona were reported from 40 states. A list of states and the number of cases in each can... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1309

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/
  • Apr 21

    Business Purchase and Sale: Considering Employee

    Business Purchase and Sale: Considering Employee
    One of the most important parts of a business is the people doing the day-to-day work. When looking into purchasing a business, it’s important to identify and understand the needs and rights of key employees, review existing employment…
  • Mar 21

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Insurance, Subrogation, and Indemnification

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Insurance, Subrogation, and Indemnification
    In this latest post in the Understanding Your Commercial Lease series we’re going to discuss insurance, subrogation, and indemnification. (Subrogation will often be grouped under the insurance provision in your lease.) These…
  • Feb 24

    What is a Cap Table?

    What is a Cap Table?
    A cap table (or capitalization table) is a spreadsheet listing all of your company’s securities (stock, options, etc.) and who owns those securities. Cap tables provide a basic look into the “total pie” and each shareholder…
Rank this Week: 4449

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Seattle Fishermen’s Safety Fair

    Seattle Fishermen’s Safety Fair
    The Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial is sponsoring their first “Fishermen’s Safety Fair.” The day long event on May 16th will be held at Dock 9 at Fisherman’s Terminal in Ballard.  Prizes will be awarded…
  • Apr 19

    Three Fishermen Rescued From Capsized Fishing Vessel at Makah Bay

    Three Fishermen Rescued From Capsized Fishing Vessel at Makah Bay
    April 18, 2016 Three fishermen have been rescued from the water at Makah Bay following the capsizing of their fishing vessel. The vessel was able to radio a Mayday message via VFH radio to the Coast Guard before the vessel capsized.  The…
  • Apr 19

    Fishing Vessel Sinks Near Grays Harbor; Three Crewmen Safe

    Fishing Vessel Sinks Near Grays Harbor; Three Crewmen Safe
    April 15, 2016 Three crewmen from the commercial fishing vessel Privateer have been rescued by the Coast Guard. The seventy-five foot fishing vessel began taking on water in eight foot swells Friday afternoon approximately a mile from Grays…
Rank this Week: 1636

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: 3660

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

Provides commentary on immigration issues in the news and a review of immigration related policies. By Orbit Law, PLLC.

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Apr 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…
  • Feb 16

    H-1B Visa: The Legal Responsibilities of an Employer

    H-1B Visa: The Legal Responsibilities of an Employer
    Given recent news about the change in H-1B visa fees for certain employers, there is understandable confusion as to what the H-1B visa fees are for FY 2017, and whether the employer or the employee is responsible for paying these fees. The…
  • Feb 6

    Preparing for H-1B Visa Lottery in 2016

    Preparing for H-1B Visa Lottery in 2016
    Preparing for H1B Visa Lottery in 2016 This year, USCIS will begin accepting applications for H1B Visa 2017 on April 1st, 2016.The number of applicants continues to rise with each passing year so this year too, we will be facing a lottery to…
Rank this Week: 2378

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: 570

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

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

    Hepatitis A Linked to Costco

    Hepatitis A Linked to Costco
    The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of Hepatitis A infections in three provinces linked to the frozen fruit product:... Continue Reading
  • Feb 19

    Sandy Cinema Patrons Urged to get Hepatitis A Treatment

    Sandy Cinema Patrons Urged to get Hepatitis A Treatment
    Clackamas County Public Health officials are investigating an incident of potential exposure to Hepatitis A at a Sandy movie theater. People who attended the Sandy Cinema, at 16605 Champion Way... Continue Reading
  • Dec 6

    Seneca County Health Department Reports Hepatitis A Ill Employee at Mark’s Pizzeria

    Seneca County Health Department Reports Hepatitis A Ill Employee at Mark’s Pizzeria
    The Seneca County Health Department has confirmed a case of Hepatitis A in a food service worker. The food service worker is employed at the Marks Pizzeria located at 1963... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 610

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 14

    Tenant Sues Landlord Over Security Deposit

    Tenant Sues Landlord Over Security Deposit
    Jessica gave a 20-day notice and then on August 27 vacated the house she had been renting.  Jessica did not turn in her keys until September 3—in part because of the Labor Day holiday—but the landlord had access to the rental…
  • Mar 14

    New Seattle Just Cause Eviction Provision

    New Seattle Just Cause Eviction Provision
    A Seattle residential landlord may evict a tenant only for just cause. Just cause is defined by Seattle ordinance. Landlord intends to occupy the rental unit. If the landlord or member of the landlord’s immediate family wishes to…
  • Feb 12

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal
    A Seattle residential eviction with a complicated procedural history was recently upheld on appeal.[1]  The lease expired and the tenancy continued month-to-month.  After a parking dispute between the tenants and a neighbor, the…
Rank this Week: 2038

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

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

    152 with Shigella in Illinoi

    152 with Shigella in Illinoi
    The Winnebago County Health Department is reporting additional cases of Shigellosis in our community, bringing the new total to 152, since October 2015. The majority of these cases are isolated... Continue Reading
  • Oct 27

    Mariscos San Juan #3 Restaurant Shigella Outbreak Update

    Mariscos San Juan #3 Restaurant Shigella Outbreak Update
    As of Monday, October 26, 2015, the number of outbreak-associated cases of Shigella reported to Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) now stands at 188; 150 of these cases... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 4170

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: 2183

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/
  • Apr 9

    13 Facts You Need To Know about How Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Help You Be Debt Free!

    13 Facts You Need To Know about How Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Help You Be Debt Free!
    When most people first learn of chapter 13 bankruptcy they have a lot of questions about what the process is like, what to expect and whether it is right for them.  Here are 13 facts you need to know about…Read more ›
  • Mar 5

    Do I Have To Pass The Means Test To File For Bankruptcy?

    Do I Have To Pass The Means Test To File For Bankruptcy?
    If you have been researching filing for bankruptcy and whether it is right for you, you probably are wondering what the heck is the means test and do I need to pass it?  The answer will depend on your individual…Read more ›
  • Feb 8

    Who Is Patenaude & Felix and Why Are they Suing Me?

    Who Is Patenaude & Felix and Why Are they Suing Me?
    Patenaude & Felix is a debt collection law firm based in San Diego, California. The law firm has attorneys licensed in many states, including Washington state, which allows them to file debt collection lawsuits on…
Rank this Week: 3619

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/
  • Apr 8

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in a published opinion last month that a road maintenance agreement did not create a homeowners' association.  It also ruled that a majority of lot owners did not have the authority to amend that…
  • Mar 9

    Antiharassment Order Reversed Due to Easement Claim

    Antiharassment Order Reversed Due to Easement Claim
    Mr. Geiger and Mr. and Ms. Buchheit own adjoining parcels of property on the north side of Lake Stevens.  Mr. Geiger owns and lives on lot 1, the upland parcel.  Mr. and Ms. Buchheit own lot 2, which is located on the waterfront…
  • Jan 27

    Hello from the Law Office

    Hello from the Law Office
    I work hard every day to provide my community association clients with quality legal services.  However, I can't help clients that don't seek my help.  Some association boards seem reluctant to incur legal expenses of any kind…
Rank this Week: 3787

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
  • Apr 8

    Special Events Permits Come to Washington Breweries!

    Special Events Permits Come to Washington Breweries!
    Good news from Olympia! Very soon, Washington Brewers will be able to get Special Events permits to expand the way they can sample and sell their beers. Thanks to House Bill 2605 (signed by the Governor on 3/31/16 and effective 6/9/2016),…
  • Dec 18

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient
    Behold, more exempt beer ingredients (scroll down for the entire list)! TTB has just superseded and replaced the very important TTB 2014-4 ruling, in favor of TTB Ruling 2015-1. This new ruling adds more than fifty ingredients to TTB’s…
  • Dec 8

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?
    If a Washington brewery wants minors on the premises, what does it need to do? The question comes up quite a bit. Can families spend time at a brewery? We’ve seen kids at breweries, but is it legal? Can we get into trouble? As the law…
Rank this Week: 3920

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Apr 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…
  • Mar 8

    Seattle v Pearson (Exigent Circumstances)

    Seattle v Pearson (Exigent Circumstances)
    Seattle v. Pearson: The Court reversed Ms. Pearson’s conviction for one count of driving under the influence of marijuana and remanded for a new trial. The Court found that the trial court erred when it admitted the results of a…
  • Feb 21

    Case Law Update (Div I on Informed Consent)

    Case Law Update (Div I on Informed Consent)
    State v. Robison: In a case in which a defendant who smelled of both marijuana and alcohol was given implied consent warnings that omitted any penalty with regard to THC concentration, the Court found that the applicable statute required the…
Rank this Week: 4639

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • 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
  • Mar 18

    Raw Milk Strikes Again

    Raw Milk Strikes Again
    CDC and several states are investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis). Listeria can cause a serious, life-threatening illness. Collaborative investigative efforts of state, local, and federal public health...…
  • Mar 12

    Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania tied to Dole Lettuce Listeria Outbreak

    Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania tied to Dole Lettuce Listeria Outbreak
    Eighteen people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from nine states since July 5, 2015. The number of ill people reported from each state is as... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 485

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • 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
  • Oct 19

    Campylobacter in California Raw Milk

    Campylobacter in California Raw Milk
    Raw milk produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of OCT 24 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 655

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

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

    What is Assault, Anyway?

    What is Assault, Anyway?
    I want to begin by thanking Donald Trump’s campaign manager. Just when I was wondering what new legal issues were floating around that were relevant to criminal law, there it was. Assault! Campaign Aides Gone Wild! Or not… Which…
  • Mar 15

    Get Up, Stand up: VOTE!

    Get Up, Stand up: VOTE!
      image by Theresa Thompson, edited for size Finally. I found a way to be able to talk about this crazy election. I’ve been dying to, but I haven’t been able to. You see, the problem is that I try to stay neutral here, and…
  • Mar 11

    5 Things TV Gets Wrong About Criminal Defense Attorney

    5 Things TV Gets Wrong About Criminal Defense Attorney
    I try. I really do. I really try to watch legal shows without shouting at the TV. It’s like watching the Presidential Debates without doing that – impossible. That’s because these shows get so very many important things…
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Graham Lawyer Blog

Graham Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.grahamlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 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…
  • Jul 5

    Jeffrey Havard and the “Gate-Keeping” Function

    Jeffrey Havard and the “Gate-Keeping” Function
    “Gate-keeping function.” That is what you call the judge’s role in deciding whether to allow an expert witness to testify. The judge is supposed to screen experts to make sure that what they are saying is scientifically…
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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/
  • Mar 28

    Tug Specialist Sinking on Hudson River

    Tug Specialist Sinking on Hudson River
    On March 12, 2016, a tugboat crashed into a barge on the Hudson River near New York City, leaving two dead and one missing.  The tugboat, name Specialist, was 84 feet long and sank near the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The tugboat sank within…
  • Mar 14

    When Should a Seaman Receive Maintenance and Cure?

    When Should a Seaman Receive Maintenance and Cure?
     Maintenance and cure has been recognized in the United States courts dating back to 1823 when it was determined by the court that seamen by nature of their profession are particularly prone to injury and illness and are often…
  • Mar 10

    Women’s Participation in Alaskan Commercial Fishing is on the Rise

    Women’s Participation in Alaskan Commercial Fishing is on the Rise
    The Alaskan fishing industry is made up of more than 78,000 jobs and is responsible for more than $5.8 billion in revenue each year. However, even after decades of progress for women in other fields, the Alaskan fishing industry remains…
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Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Mar 25

    5 Ways To Stay Positive During A Divorce

    5 Ways To Stay Positive During A Divorce
    Breakups are difficult, but divorce is a whole new ball game. Ending a legal marriage is more than breaking up with someone, it’s ending a life that was build around that relationship. Finances, children, assets and legal documentation…
  • Feb 23

    Divorce Mediation or Collaborative Law Divorce

    Divorce Mediation or Collaborative Law Divorce
      Divorce is costly, whether a couple has a lot of money to work with or not. Court and attorney fees can add up quickly as legal proceedings drag on. Mediation is a cost-effective alternative to traditional divorce that can save a…
  • Jan 27

    The Role of Social Media in Divorce Mediation

    The Role of Social Media in Divorce Mediation
    In today’s digital world, much of our lives are spent online. Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have become an extension of ourselves, a virtual reality that we depend on for communication and social…
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Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

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

    Fishermen stranded on jetty – safe

    Fishermen stranded on jetty – safe
    WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard air crew rescued three men who became stranded after walking about a mile out onto the Columbia River South Jetty, Thursday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in…
  • Mar 24

    Search for missing Master of Patty A J – Suspended

    Search for missing Master of Patty A J – Suspended
    NORTH BEND, Ore. – The Coast Guard suspended the search for the master of the fishing trawler Patty A J, a vessel that capsized between the Coos Bay Bar jetties near Charleston, Wednesday. The search was suspended at 7 p.m. after two…
  • Mar 24

    Crewman missing

    Crewman missing
    Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing man after the 62-foot fishing trawler Patty A J capsized between the Coos Bay Bar jetties near Charleston, Wednesday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend and…
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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,…
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Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Nov 7

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy
    Good news for current and former Oregon and Washington Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filers who saw their mortgage payments rise with little or no notice during the pendency of their Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases. The U.S. Trustee Program has now…
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Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Feb 2

    Port of Tacoma

    Port of Tacoma
    Just saw a super cool aerial video of the Port of Tacoma at the ILWU 23 Home page. http://www.ilwulocal23.org The fly over of the cranes is pretty spectacular. I represent workers who are injured at the Port, so sometimes I forget it can be a…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 9

    Share the road

    Share the road
    Rules for Motorists Using Washington’s roads requires care and courtesy whether you are driving a car or riding a bicycle. Washington law requires every driver to respect the rights of others to be on the road. You can do your part by…
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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/
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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…
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Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Nov 6

    What the Miller Act Means For You

    What the Miller Act Means For You
    In the construction industry, we speak a lot about the filing of a mechanic’s lien. But what if you are working on a public project? In the event a government project goes sour, contractors and materials suppliers must turn to the…
  • Oct 6

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You
    If you are in the construction industry, understanding public bid law can help you be aware of the potential risks/rewards of your next public works project. Public projects can be lucrative, yet they also have many pitfalls that can damage…
  • Sep 10

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract
    If you’re about to sign a construction contract, you need to be aware of some important clauses that may and/or should be incorporate into your contract. Certain clauses are critical for any contract to effectively protect your rights…
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Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • 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…
  • Jul 14

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant
    It is not uncommon for a person seeking immigration status in the United States (i.e. petitioner) to find him or herself in a position where the other spouse files for a divorce but the Unites States Citizen and Immigration Service ……
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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/
  • Oct 30

    Marineros Extranjeros Lesionados En Buques de EE.UU. Tienen Derecho

    Marineros Extranjeros Lesionados En Buques de EE.UU. Tienen Derecho
    Marineros extranjeros lesionados en buques de bandera estadounidense o navío que extensivamente salen de los puertos estadounidenses, a menudo se les aconseja de no tomar acción legal en las cortes estadounidenses, cuando en…
  • Oct 9

    Foreign Seamen Injured On U.S. Vessels Have Legal Rights In United States Court

    Foreign Seamen Injured On U.S. Vessels Have Legal Rights In United States Court
    Foreign seamen injured on U.S. flagged vessels or vessels operating extensively out of U.S. ports are too often dissuaded from pursuing an action in U.S. courts, when in such cases, the particular foreign seaman is often protected under the…
  • Apr 7

    Top 6 Things For Seamen And Maritime Workers To Keep In Mind After Suffering An Injury

    Top 6 Things For Seamen And Maritime Workers To Keep In Mind After Suffering An Injury
    After an accident, your world can quickly turn upside down. With the stress of worrying about your injuries and your ability to work, you may inadvertently do something that can hurt your future legal case. There are actions and inactions…
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Washington Injury Law Blog

Washington Injury Law Blog

Covers Washington state injury issues, laws, cases and news. By Max J. Meyers.

http://wainjurylawblog.com
  • Oct 17

    Fatal crash takes life of Lehigh Acres man

    Fatal crash takes life of Lehigh Acres man
    One dead after multi-vehicle crash in Lehigh Acres. The five vehicle crash occurred at 9:36 p.m. on Lee Boulevard and shut down all lanes for hours. If you want to know more about the Florida auto accident and personal injury laws, speak…
  • Oct 16

    A WINK News Investigation: Use of improper radar gun

    A WINK News Investigation: Use of improper radar gun
    Up to 52,000 speeding tickets written in Lee County since 2004 may have been issued improperly. Why? WINK News Investigative Reporter Dave Culbreth found out it all has to do with a certain type of radar gun the Lee County Sheriff’s…
  • Jul 15

    Got a Recent Ticket for Cell Phone Use in Washington? It might be invalid!

    Got a Recent Ticket for Cell Phone Use in Washington? It might be invalid!
    A glitch has happened in several Washington cities, which prevented them from correctly adopting the new cell phone law.  This means if you received a recent ticket for using your cell phone while driving it might be unenforceable in certain…
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Seattle Sports, Entertainment &…

Seattle Sports, Entertainment & Trademark Lawyer Blog

By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://seattle-trademark-lawyer.com/
  • Oct 13

    The Evolution Of Sports Law

    The Evolution Of Sports Law
    I am excited to announce that my article, The Evolution of Sports Law has been published in the latest October 2015 Article of the NWLawyer Magazine.  You can check out the article HERE.  I will also post the full article below for…
  • Jun 12

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?
    https://www.spreaker.com/embed/player/standard?episode_id=6151830&autoplay=false On Monday 5/25/15 I had the pleasure of being a guest of Dr. James Gore on his radio show New Urban Unlimited on 1150AM KKNW in the Seattle area. I will be…
  • Mar 6

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?
    Receiving a subpoena letter related to a copyright infringement case from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Comcast or Century link or receiving a demand letter offering to settle your case prior to litigation can be a shock to the…
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