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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: 4135

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Mar 2

    Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bond

    Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bond
    The world of public contracting is quite complex because at stake are a lot of taxpayer dollars, with figures sometimes in the billions. In order to compete for these jobs, contractors will have to take out contract surety bonds. Two types of…
  • Jun 17

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement

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

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

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an “attorney letter.” There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who…
Rank this Week: 772

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Mar 2

    The Office Fitbit Solution

    The Office Fitbit Solution
    Anne has started off the new year with a Fitbit.   Her goal – add steps to her sedentary work day.  Tearing herself away from her desk has proven difficult.  Anne always has more work than she can complete.…
  • Feb 9

    The origins of my initials and an updated motion to permit skype testimony at trial

    The origins of my initials and an updated motion to permit skype testimony at trial
    Pick up mom from Shoreline.  It is 58 degrees out and she is in a faux fur black maxi coat with brass buttons.  She bought it for $25.  Half off at the consignment store.  Brand new from Sears. Take her to late lunch at…
  • Feb 6

    Nala and my delicious red grapes – a cautionary tale

    Nala and my delicious red grapes – a cautionary tale
      Today Nala almost killed herself. It is drizzling.  We are running around the neighborhood.   Both of us in our rain gear.  Splish.  Splash. It starts pouring.   Get home.  Wash off the…
Rank this Week: 4756

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Coast Guard Safety Alerts 1996-2014

    Coast Guard Safety Alerts 1996-2014
    The cover photo of Coast Guard Safety Alerts 1996-2014 is chilling: A large ship is awash in ocean water and about to sink. The report is a compilation of safety alerts on a myriad of maritime safety issues such as...
  • Mar 1

    Washington Oregon Dungeness Crab Prices Jumped to $9 Per Pound

    Washington Oregon Dungeness Crab Prices Jumped to $9 Per Pound
    Commercial Dungeness crab fishermen on the Washington and Oregon Coast earned $3.10/pound at the beginning of the season in December 2014. By Christmas they received $4.50/pound, and by the middle of February 2015, prices jumped to $9/pound.…
  • Feb 28

    RIP Leonard Nimoy - on a Ship Nonethele

    RIP Leonard Nimoy - on a Ship Nonethele
    "I realize it was a fake spaceship, but dangit it was a ship nonetheless and Mr. Spock served on it. Here’s to one of the great humans of our time." Rob Almeida Rob Almeida is Partner and Chief Marketing Officer...
Rank this Week: 924

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/
  • Mar 2

    Purchase and Sale of Business: Drafting the Business Purchase and Sale Agreement

    Purchase and Sale of Business: Drafting the Business Purchase and Sale Agreement
    Once you’ve nailed down the terms of the acquisition (usually in a letter of intent), it is time to begin putting the terms into a formal agreement usually referred to as a business “purchase and sale agreement.” This…
  • Feb 19

    5 Contract Clauses to Help You More Quickly Resolve Contract Dispute

    5 Contract Clauses to Help You More Quickly Resolve Contract Dispute
    The purpose of executing written business contracts instead of relying on oral agreements is to manage risks and expectations. When I draft contracts, my job is to state clearly the parties’ responsibilities under an agreement. My…
  • Feb 17

    Lagunitas Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

    Lagunitas Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
    On January 12, 2015, Lagunitas Brewing Company, one of the biggest craft brewers in Northern California, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against craft beer giant Sierra Nevada in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The…
Rank this Week: 1758

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Mar 2

    Tribal Sovereignty and Development Colloquium, May 28/29, 2015 in Seattle

    Tribal Sovereignty and Development Colloquium, May 28/29, 2015 in Seattle
      The United States and Native American nations have a treaty-based, government-to-government relationship with a unique political and legal dynamic of mutual sovereignty. This colloquium will feature recognized experts presenting…
  • Feb 10

    Menominee Nation Offers $220M for New NBA Arena in Milwaukee

    Menominee Nation Offers $220M for New NBA Arena in Milwaukee
      The Menominee Nation in Wisconsin has reportedly offered to contribute $220 million toward the cost of constructing a new arena for the NBA basketball team Milwaukee Bucks - if Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker agrees to reverse a…
  • Jan 29

    Washington Tribes Seek Econometric Adjustments for Gaming Machine Allocation

    Washington Tribes Seek Econometric Adjustments for Gaming Machine Allocation
    Gale Courey Toensing/Indian Country Today Video gaming machines are among the most profitable elements of most Tribal casinos, and the number of machines in a casino can significantly impact the profit potential for the Tribe. In Washington…
Rank this Week: 1483

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/
  • Mar 2

    WORK PERMIT (EAD) FOR SELECT H-4 SPOUSES TO BE AVAILABLE MAY 26, 2015 ONWARDS!

    WORK PERMIT (EAD) FOR SELECT H-4 SPOUSES TO BE AVAILABLE MAY 26, 2015 ONWARDS!
    The new regulation recently announced by USCIS is scheduled to go into effect on May 26, 2015, and allows certain H-4 spouses to seek lawful employment. Two Categories of H-4 Spouses Eligible for EADs Please be aware that not all H-4…
  • Jan 12

    IMMIGRATION ALERT! H-1B DEADLINE IS ON THE HORIZON- TIME TO PREPARE IS NOW!

    IMMIGRATION ALERT! H-1B DEADLINE IS ON THE HORIZON- TIME TO PREPARE IS NOW!
    With the beginning of the New Year, it is also the time to start preparing H-1B visa petitions for the 2016 fiscal year lottery, which is now less than three months away! Starting on April 1, 2015, individuals will be able to try and submit…
  • Nov 26

    Executive Action for Individuals and Parents of US Citizen/Green Card Holder’

    Executive Action for Individuals and Parents of US Citizen/Green Card Holder’
    Expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program The recent Executive Announcement affects current DACA recipients seeking renewal and new applicants, including individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, who meet all other…
Rank this Week: 4594

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/
  • Mar 2

    Left Shark Still Not “All Right”: The Legal Battle Continues With New Trademark Claim

    Left Shark Still Not “All Right”: The Legal Battle Continues With New Trademark Claim
    By Julie Liu In the most entertaining legal battle to develop out of Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry has famously attempted to copyright Left Shark, the much-celebrated Internet phenomenon of the month. In a more recent development, Perry has…
  • Feb 27

    Governing Habitats on The Moon

    Governing Habitats on The Moon
    By Talia Loucks No one from Earth has been to the moon since 1972, but Google’s Lunar XPRIZE has sparked an interest in returning. The Lunar XPRIZE is a race to the moon in which competitors must land a robot safely on the moon and send…
  • Feb 25

    Law Enforcement, Automatic License Plate Readers and American Privacy

    Law Enforcement, Automatic License Plate Readers and American Privacy
    By Michael Huggins Every day, Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR) capture millions of license plate images, which are stored in third-party databases. ALPRs have been used by law enforcement and state agencies to recover stolen vehicles…
Rank this Week: 3857

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Mar 2

    This Chair-Free Office Bans Sitting

    This Chair-Free Office Bans Sitting
    Today’s post was shared by The Green Workplace and comes from www.fastcodesign.com Even though it’s now old news that sitting is killing us all, people still sit a whole lot, especially at office jobs. Standing desks are one…
  • Feb 26

    After her husband’s death, widow warns burn pits used in Iraq may cause deadly cancer

    After her husband’s death, widow warns burn pits used in Iraq may cause deadly cancer
    Today’s post was shared by Jon L Gelman and comes from www.kshb.com KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The widow of a Raytown veteran killed by a rare and aggressive cancer says she’s convinced her husband’s illness was brought on by…
  • Feb 23

    Underpaid, overworked and far to go: the Obama administration’s conscience for women at work

    Underpaid, overworked and far to go: the Obama administration’s conscience for women at work
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from www.theguardian.com Within the US Department of Labor, there is a little-known bureau: the Women’s bureau. Since 1920, the bureau has focused on tracking and supporting…
Rank this Week: 4624

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    Pulled Pork Cause of North Carolina Salmonella Outbreak

    Pulled Pork Cause of North Carolina Salmonella Outbreak
    According to N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and Gaston County, pulled pork served at a church convention is most likely to blame for a Salmonella outbreak that sickened nearly 70 people last fall. The investigation began after…
  • Feb 27

    Salmonella Test Causes Filbert Recall

    Salmonella Test Causes Filbert Recall
    Fairway “Like No Other Market” of New York, NY, is recalling Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal…
  • Feb 26

    Food Safety For Those Over 60

    Food Safety For Those Over 60
    KATE GUSTMAN RDN, CD, Ridgewood Care Center Dietician Everyone needs to practice food safety and sanitation. However, for the very young and old the consequences of not doing so are much more detrimental. It is best to follow these…
Rank this Week: 110

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Feb 28

    Special Announcement: Coming soon- Tahmina’s Book- The Startup Visa!

    Special Announcement: Coming soon- Tahmina’s Book- The Startup Visa!
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: It is with great pride and excitement that I announce the forthcoming publication of my first ever book! “The Startup Visa- Key to Job Growth and Economic Prosperity in America” Foreword written by the one…
  • Feb 25

    #H4EAD on NPR “All things considered” – and we too!

    #H4EAD on NPR “All things considered” – and we too!
    Thank you to NPR national for reporting on the H4 work authorization story and for letting me comment on this issue.  You can hear the story at this link.  Thank you NPR and report Liz Jones for discussing this important…
  • Feb 25

    H-4 Visa Holders to Receive Work Permission Soon. Finally! Seattle Globlist Report

    H-4 Visa Holders to Receive Work Permission Soon. Finally! Seattle Globlist Report
    The Seattle Globalist reported on the significant immigration change to come soon for H-4 visa holders.  At the moment, work permission is not given to this visa category.  However, from May 26th, 2015- USCIS will start accepting…
Rank this Week: 886

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Field Sobriety Tests in Washington: Taking the Walk and Turn, Heel to Toe Test

    Field Sobriety Tests in Washington: Taking the Walk and Turn, Heel to Toe Test
    The Walk and Turn, Heel toe test one of the most common SFST’s administered in Washington State. A person will first listen to instructions, then walk in a straight line to show divided attention between mental tasks and physical tasks.…
  • Feb 26

    Field Sobriety Tests in Washington: What is HGN?

    Field Sobriety Tests in Washington: What is HGN?
    Horizontal Nystagmus is one of three common field sobriety tests currently administered by law enforcement officers across Washington State. Nystagmus is an involuntary rapid movement of the eyeball, which may he horizontal, vertical, or…
  • Feb 24

    Case Summary: State of Washington v. Michael Baity and Edward Arnestad

    Case Summary: State of Washington v. Michael Baity and Edward Arnestad
    In State v. Baity, the Washington Supreme Court found the basis for HGN testing, that intoxicated people will exhibit nystagmus, to be generally accepted under Frye. Baity also addressed the admissibility of the 12-step DRE examination, of…
Rank this Week: 2923

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlecaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Pedestrians and bicyclists alike complaining about Ballard bridge safety

    Pedestrians and bicyclists alike complaining about Ballard bridge safety
    Haley Woods, a Seattle resident, recently posted a video to YouTube showing how difficult it is for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the Ballard bridge. The video already has more than 10,000 views just a week after it was posted. The…
  • Feb 23

    Defensive driving: avoiding head-on collision

    Defensive driving: avoiding head-on collision
    Just last week, a man was killed on Highway 2 when another driver left their lane and struck the man's vehicle head-on. Every year, approximately 5,200 people die in head-on accidents. Learning how to avoid these types of accidents might very…
  • Feb 16

    Members of King's High School boys basketball team injured in weekend bus accident

    Members of King's High School boys basketball team injured in weekend bus accident
    Ten of 16 people on board a school bus carrying the King's High School basketball team from Shoreline were injured after the bus overturned on an off-ramp on Interstate 5 at Mountlake Terrace reports KOMO News. The school bus accident…
Rank this Week: 466

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/
  • Feb 28

    Good News for Oregon Student Loan Debtor

    Good News for Oregon Student Loan Debtor
    Oregon student loan debtors breathed a sigh of relief this week when the Department of Education announced that it was finally firing five debt collection agencies that had been giving inaccurate information to student borrowers. I say…
  • Dec 19

    Peter McKittrick Appointed Judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oregon

    Peter McKittrick Appointed Judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oregon
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has appointed of Portland attorney Peter C. McKittrick as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon. Mr. McKittrick will fill a vacancy left in the wake the…
  • Dec 16

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon
    Often Oregon debtors in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will hit a rough spot during their case and  request a hardship discharge rather than seek conversion to Chapter 7.  Conversion and hardship discharge are not one in the same. There…
Rank this Week: 4287

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    My child was injured by a dog, should I hire a lawyer?

    My child was injured by a dog, should I hire a lawyer?
    If your child has been injured by a dog, you might be facing medical bills plus the aftermath of the attack including scarring, disfigurement and psychological trauma. Often, the dog that bit your child might be owned by a neighbor, a friend…
  • Feb 25

    Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney

    Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney
    There are probably not many times in your life when you need to hire an attorney. But sometimes, usually in a time of personal crises due to an accident or an injury, you may find yourself in the need of legal representation. Hiring an…
  • Feb 11

    Duvall man killed in head-on collision near Monroe

    Duvall man killed in head-on collision near Monroe
    Jeff Lucas, 56, of Duvall was killed on February 10th in a head-on collision near Monroe. According to a report in the Everett Herald, Lucas was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 2 between Snohomish and Monroe when his Jaguar was struck…
Rank this Week: 335

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
  • Feb 27

    Legislative Update: Venue for Lawsuits Against Counties (HB 1601)

    Legislative Update: Venue for Lawsuits Against Counties (HB 1601)
    Home field advantage matters in sports, and it also matters in litigation.  In litigation, many battles are fought over the location where a dispute is to be decided and who is tasked with deciding the outcome of the dispute. In order…
  • Feb 24

    Determining the Severity of WISHA Violation

    Determining the Severity of WISHA Violation
    The Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act of 1973 (“WISHA”) is a statute that empowered the Department of Labor and Industries (“L&I”) to create and enforce safety and health regulations for nearly all…
  • Feb 19

    Who is Covered by the Miller Act on Federal Public Works Projects?

    Who is Covered by the Miller Act on Federal Public Works Projects?
    Historically, the common law doctrine of sovereign immunity prevented liens against public property, and federal statutes allowed only those in privity of contract with the federal government to sue to enforce contractual rights.  To…
Rank this Week: 1492

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/
  • Feb 27

    www.boatlaw.com

    www.boatlaw.com
    Please visit our website to learn more about maritime law and your options after sustaining and injury caused by employer negligence. http://www.boatlaw.com/
  • Feb 26

    It’s Time For A Raise: Eastern District Of Louisiana Awards Maintenance Rate Of $40.00 Per Day Despite Seaman’s $23.33 Per Day In Actual Expense

    It’s Time For A Raise: Eastern District Of Louisiana Awards Maintenance Rate Of $40.00 Per Day Despite Seaman’s $23.33 Per Day In Actual Expense
    Without a showing of any fault, a shipowner under general maritime law has a duty to provide maintenance, cure, and unearned wages to a seaman who becomes ill or is injured while in the service of the ship.  Aguilar v. Standard Oil Co.,…
  • Jul 24

    Hurricane Sandy Buffets Cruise Ship

    Hurricane Sandy Buffets Cruise Ship
    Hurricane Sandy, which is stirring up waves as large as 32 feet high according to buoy readings, is also giving a wild ride to passengers on at least five cruise ships. Captain Vito Giacalone of Carnival Cruise Lines told ABC News via…
Rank this Week: 4767

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

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

    Do Crazy People "Get Away With Murder"?

    Do Crazy People "Get Away With Murder"?
    by Craig Platt We all know the way it works. Some nut job goes out and whacks some innocent person for no apparent reason. Sure enough. Out come the legal guns to blast out defenses like Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity or Diminished…
  • Feb 18

    DUI Field Sobriety Tests - Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Testing (The "Eye Test") and its Limitation

    DUI Field Sobriety Tests - Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Testing (The "Eye Test") and its Limitation
    by Brent Thompson There are three standardized tests all officers in Washington are trained to administer during DUI Detection. When I was in my early twenties, my best friend drove me to a New Year's Eve party. He was the designated driver…
  • Feb 10

    Evolution of Search and Seizure Law Re: Blood Draws in the DUI Context (Part 3)

    Evolution of Search and Seizure Law Re: Blood Draws in the DUI Context (Part 3)
    By Brent Thompson In Part 2 we discussed the constitutional problem concerning admission one's refusal to submit to a breath or blood test as substantive evidence of guilt. Unfortunately, it seems there is a lack of uniformity among trial…
Rank this Week: 4166

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • Feb 26

    Social Security Offset and “Full Retirement Age”

    Social Security Offset and “Full Retirement Age”
    Happy 2015 to everyone out there.  A recent law change has made a change to the workers’ compensation offset age.  A prior post here discusses the basics of the offset. Currently, the Department of Labor &…
  • Feb 26

    Why talk to an attorney?

    Why talk to an attorney?
    Thought this might be a conversation starter . . .  
  • Feb 26

    2013 in review

    2013 in review
    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Fun Stuff!   Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2013. If…
Rank this Week: 4957

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: 3729

The Amateur Law Professor

The Amateur Law Professor

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

http://theamateurlawprofessor.com
  • Feb 25

    WA Supreme Court: New Guardianship Statute Operates Under Preponderance Standard

    WA Supreme Court: New Guardianship Statute Operates Under Preponderance Standard
    In re: Welfare of A.W. Get ready to play another game of screwed up parenting. Actually, this one is more about the kid than the parents. One kid sexually abused others. Now, mom of course had some issues of her own as far as the parenting…
  • Feb 25

    Division I: Omnibus Edition (Including Zamora PI Case)

    Division I: Omnibus Edition (Including Zamora PI Case)
    What happens when you have a few opinions to catch up on, but you don’t quite want to just ditch the writing and skip a few to catch up? That’s right! You get an omnibus post. Here’s what’s been happening in Division I…
  • Feb 25

    Division III: Omnibus Edition

    Division III: Omnibus Edition
    What happens when you have a few opinions to catch up on, but you don’t quite want to just ditch the writing and skip a few to catch up? That’s right! You get an omnibus post. Here’s what’s been happening in Division…
Rank this Week: 1145

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

Covers the topics of workers' compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability.

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Feb 25

    Qualifying For Social Security Disability and SSI

    Qualifying For Social Security Disability and SSI
    The threshold question for both Title II SSD and Title XVI SSI is the same: is the individual disabled, or likely to be disabled, for at least a twelve consecutive month period? The difference between the two programs is that to qualify for…
  • Jun 11

    How to Verify Whether You’re “Insured” to Claim Social Security Disability Benefit

    How to Verify Whether You’re “Insured” to Claim Social Security Disability Benefit
    It is important for anyone who is considering an application for Social Security disability benefits, (benefits based upon their own past earnings records) to first verify that they have “insured” status under the Social Security…
  • Jun 11

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study
    If you are disabled by many causes, or disabled from working due to causes not related to your work injury, such as cancer, an illness, or an injury when not working, you may still be entitled to Full Worker’s Compensation Disability…
Rank this Week: 4658

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Feb 24

    Divorce Mediation Can Help During Tax Season

    Divorce Mediation Can Help During Tax Season
    Along with the many other difficulties involved in a divorce, tax season can be an especially tricky time. Although taxes are probably the last thing on your mind when divorcing, the issues involved will have an impact on your tax return as…
  • Jan 28

    The Divorce Mediator and Attorney Team

    The Divorce Mediator and Attorney Team
    Video Series Part 3 Divorce: Mediator and Attorney Team from Cimira Studios on Vimeo. A common misconception in divorce mediation is that if you’re using a mediator, you don’t need an attorney; for some couples that may be true.…
  • Dec 27

    Explaining Divorce Mediation

    Explaining Divorce Mediation
    Video Series Part 2 Divorce Mediation from Cimira Studios on Vimeo. Divorce is usually an emotional, confusing, and overwhelming time for each person involved. Mediation is a process that provides a safe and productive method for couples to…
Rank this Week: 3212

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
Rank this Week: 826

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: 2789

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

    First Cherry Blossom
    Wet and temperate in Seattle this morning. And look, Spring!
  • Feb 9

    Lark & Environ

    Lark & Environ
    Interesting stuff going on at, let's call it 10th and Seneca, about a half block east of Broadway off Madison. Lark has recently moved there, and, based on one dinner experience at the new location, is as good or better...
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
Rank this Week: 1360

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1777

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Feb 20

    Ghost Writer Heir Haunts Jersey Boys Collaborator

    Ghost Writer Heir Haunts Jersey Boys Collaborator
    Lawyer, journalist and “Four Seasons” fan Rex Woodard and Thomas DeVito, an original band member, entered into a written agreement for Woodard to ghostwrite DeVito’s autobiography (the Work).  Woodard and DeVito agreed…
  • Feb 12

    Copyright Office Aspires to Bring Major Changes to the Music Marketplace

    Copyright Office Aspires to Bring Major Changes to the Music Marketplace
    Earlier this month, the U.S Copyright Office issued Copyright and The Music Marketplace, a Report of the Register of Copyrights.  The report is 245 pages.  It is based the Copyright Office’s yearlong study of the existing…
  • Feb 6

    Gossip Cop Can't Bag An Easy Dismissal With Fair Use Claim

    Gossip Cop Can't Bag An Easy Dismissal With Fair Use Claim
    Gossip Cop makes it its business to provide celebrity gossip news.  BWP Media is an entertainment-related photojournalism company.  BWP owns numerous photographs and videos of celebrities, which it licenses to both online and print…
Rank this Week: 1919

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    Update on Public Hearing on Oregon Statewide Mandatory Sick Leave ‎Legislation

    Update on Public Hearing on Oregon Statewide Mandatory Sick Leave ‎Legislation
    By Leora Coleman-Fire and Nathan Sramek, Attorneys at Law On February 16, 2015, the Oregon Senate Workforce Committee and ‎the House Business and Labor Committee held a joint public hearing on ‎the proposed statewide mandated paid…
  • Feb 13

    Legislature 2015: A cheat sheet on Oregon’s Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill

    Legislature 2015: A cheat sheet on Oregon’s Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill
    As published, Portland Business Journal, Feb. 13, 2015 Statewide paid sick leave may soon be a reality in Oregon. This Monday, February 16, at 6 p.m., the legislature will hold a public hearing on the pending statewide sick leave bills (House…
  • Jan 22

    The Stage Is Set for a Potential State-Wide Mandatory ‎Paid Sick Leave Law

    The Stage Is Set for a Potential State-Wide Mandatory ‎Paid Sick Leave Law
    By Leora Coleman-Fire But It’s Not Identical to Other Mandatory Sick Time Ordinances The 2015 Oregon legislative session is set to include debate over state-wide mandatory sick time. In the 2013 legislative session, legislators…
Rank this Week: 3598

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Feb 18

    F/T SAVANNAH RAY Crew Rescued

    F/T SAVANNAH RAY Crew Rescued
    February 16, the Alaska Coast Guard noted a 406 EPIRB alert from the SAVANNAH RAY, an 81-foot Fish Tender. Coast Guard watch-standers instigated radio checks to determine if the vessel needed assistance and received an incomplete MAYDAY from…
  • Feb 15

    Crewman fingers severed

    Crewman fingers severed
    285' Factory Trawler AMERICAN TRIUMPH called the Coast Guard on Feb 12, 2015 to report that a 36-year old man had two of his fingers severed by a steel door. A Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter crew from Cold Bay flew 92 miles north to the…
  • Jan 29

    Fisherman presumed dead

    Fisherman presumed dead
    On Sunday, January 25, 2015 a small recreational fishing boat, caught between large ocean swells and crashing surf, capsized near Paradise Point in Port Orford, Oregon. The capsize dumped all three passengers into the water. Michael Fowler,…
Rank this Week: 1618

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
  • Feb 18

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage
    I want to point you to excellent reporting by Chris Drosner (aka the Beer Baron) over at the Wisconsin State Journal on the potential impact of the two competing beer tax bills. Check out his article here. We covered the Beer…
  • Feb 16

    TTB Compliance: Brewery Tax-Determined Beer Note

    TTB Compliance: Brewery Tax-Determined Beer Note
    Here’s an overview of some TTB brewery requirements related to tax determination. We regularly hear from start-up breweries concerned about complying with TTB’s tax-determination requirements and this is understandable, as the…
  • Feb 12

    Washington Brewery Law Resource

    Washington Brewery Law Resource
    Opening and running a brewery is complicated, and Washington Brewery Law Resources aren’t necessarily all neatly gathered in one place. It can be hard to know where to look when your curiosity encourages you to start poking around.…
Rank this Week: 1312

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Mecklenburg County Health Offering Hepatitis A Vaccine

    Mecklenburg County Health Offering Hepatitis A Vaccine
    Karen Garloch of the Charlotte Observer reports that the Mecklenburg County Health Department is offering Hepatitis A vaccine clinics for patrons who visited the Dogwood Southern Table and Bar during... Continue Reading
  • Feb 16

    Hepatitis A Warning: Dogwood Southern Table and Bar in Charlotte, N.C.

    Hepatitis A Warning: Dogwood Southern Table and Bar in Charlotte, N.C.
    A restaurant employee in Charlotte, NC, has tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Health officials said the individual worked at the Dogwood... Continue Reading
  • Feb 14

    Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berry Recalled in Australia Due to Hepatitis A

    Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berry Recalled in Australia Due to Hepatitis A
    Victoria’s health department has urged consumers to dispose of 1kg packets of Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berry, which are sold in major supermarkets including Woolworths, Coles and IGA stores. Nanna’s Frozen... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1134

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/
  • Feb 17

    Infant Car Seats Are Among the Most Commonly Recalled Product

    Infant Car Seats Are Among the Most Commonly Recalled Product
    Bottles, formula, diapers, and… manufacturer recalls? Yes, these are the things on new parents’ minds. Babies require a never-ending parade of products, and it seems that everyone has an opinion about which ones should get a gold…
  • Feb 12

    Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

    Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
    In the United States, every nursing home resident has the right to live free of abuse, abandonment, cruelty, and neglect. While that might sound obvious, elder abuse is a surprisingly prevalent problem in America’s senior care…
  • Feb 10

    How to Recover Damages from an Uninsured Driver

    How to Recover Damages from an Uninsured Driver
    If there’s anything worse than being hit by a negligent driver, it’s learning that he or she doesn’t have enough insurance to cover your damages. The good news is that the State of Washington requires every driver to carry…
Rank this Week: 3075

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

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

    Nuts Recalled Over Salmonella

    Nuts Recalled Over Salmonella
    Hines Nut Company, Dallas, TX, today announced a voluntary recall of WALNUT HALVES & PIECES, Lot Number 6908. The product was sold by GOLD STATE NUT COMPANY of Biggs, CA,... Continue Reading
  • Feb 5

    Whole Foods Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts with Salmonella

    Whole Foods Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts with Salmonella
    Whole Foods Market is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail... Continue Reading
  • Jan 31

    Sunflower Seeds Recalled After Positive Salmonella Test

    Sunflower Seeds Recalled After Positive Salmonella Test
    Freeland Foods, Inc. of San Jose, CA is voluntarily recalling the Go Raw Organic Sunflower Seed, UPC number 8 59888 00009 7 with lot number “Enjoy before August 22, 2015... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 2679

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Feb 14

    Court of Appeals Upholds Eviction of Residential Tenant

    Court of Appeals Upholds Eviction of Residential Tenant
    After several unsuccessful attempts to personally serve a tenant with a summons and complaint, the landlord got a court order allowing service. The landlord then had a process server post and mail the summons and complaint along with a notice…
  • Jan 12

    Dueling Landlord and Tenants   Recently updated !

    Dueling Landlord and Tenants   Recently updated !
    Court of Appeals rules on commercial lease dispute. Commercial tenant Outloud Entertainment Group, Inc. rented two spaces from its commercial landlord Group 44, Inc.—one rental space in Seattle and the other in Tacoma.…
  • Nov 14

    Commercial Lease Co-Signer Not Liable

    Commercial Lease Co-Signer Not Liable
    A landlord and tenant entered into a commercial lease. The landlord required an additional signer as security. The lease expired. The tenants were current on the rent at the time the lease expired. The tenants stayed in possession and began a…
Rank this Week: 3113

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Federal Judge in Tacoma Orders Foss Maritime Company to Pay for Injured Worker’s Medical Treatment

    Federal Judge in Tacoma Orders Foss Maritime Company to Pay for Injured Worker’s Medical Treatment
    In a recent opinion by federal judge Ronald B. Leighton, Foss Maritime Company was ordered to pay for a spinal cord stimulator for an injured tug worker represented by Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC.  Foss had refused to pay for the procedure…
  • Feb 12

    Vessel Owner Has A Duty to Promptly Pay Mainteance and Cure

    Vessel Owner Has A Duty to Promptly Pay Mainteance and Cure
    Does a vessel owner have an obligation to promptly furnish maintenance and cure to a seaman injured in the service of the vessel?  The short answer is yes and the maritime law prohibits vessel owners from creating artificial roadblocks…
  • Oct 9

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

    Can a Seaman Get Maintenance and Cure for a Cancer Diagnosis?
    Unlike shore-side workers’ compensation schemes, a seaman may be entitled to recover maintenance and cure for a cancer diagnosis as long as the symptoms of the cancer manifest or were aggravated while in the service of the vessel.…
Rank this Week: 3304

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • Feb 7

    Raw Milk Campylobacter Recall in Pennsylvania

    Raw Milk Campylobacter Recall in Pennsylvania
    The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has warned consumers who bought raw milk from Apple Valley Creamery in Adams County to immediately discard it due to Campylobacter contamination found in a... Continue Reading
  • Nov 29

    70% of British Chicken Tainted with Campylobacter – Not that Different in US

    70% of British Chicken Tainted with Campylobacter – Not that Different in US
    The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) released its “Name and Shame” Report this morning.  The idea of testing retail chicken and publishing the results had been the focus of much discussion over the... Continue…
  • Oct 28

    The Family Farm Raw Milk Campylobacter Lawsuit – Pennsylvania (2012)

    The Family Farm Raw Milk Campylobacter Lawsuit – Pennsylvania (2012)
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed at least 80 cases of Campylobacter infections in an outbreak tied to contaminated unpasteurized milk from The Family Cow dairy, located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. ... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1250

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/
  • Feb 6

    Recent Court Decision Interprets Tree Covenant

    Recent Court Decision Interprets Tree Covenant
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently issued an unpublished decision that interpreted covenants governing trees in a residential community.  The Court ruled that the covenants prohibit removal of natural tree growth consistent with…
  • Dec 30

    Washington Court Affirms Application of Statute of Limitation in Condo Act

    Washington Court Affirms Application of Statute of Limitation in Condo Act
    In a published decision issued last month, the Washington Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's application of a one-year statute of limitation contained in the Washington Condominium Act.  The section of the Act…
  • Nov 30

    Washington Court of Appeals Enforces HOA's Dues Increase Approval Requirement

    Washington Court of Appeals Enforces HOA's Dues Increase Approval Requirement
    The Washington Court of Appeals issued a published opinion earlier this year that enforced an approval requirement for dues increases contained in a homeowners association's bylaws.  The Court held that the budget ratification process…
Rank this Week: 2008

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

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

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1898

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 2

    Innocence Movement: Free Online Course / Video Serie

    Innocence Movement: Free Online Course / Video Serie
    The University of Illinois Springfield offers a free online course on the Innocence Movement beginning today, Feb. 2, 2015. You can register online at: http://uis.coursesites.com (Click on this link, then click the name of the course, The…
  • Dec 5

    More Follow-up to #Ferguson Forum

    More Follow-up to #Ferguson Forum
    During the forum on Tuesday, there was discussion about why Darren Wilson was not interviewed for a few days after shooting Michael Brown. Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said that many police unions have negotiated a term in their…
  • Dec 4

    Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, & Disadvantage—Free Online Course

    Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, & Disadvantage—Free Online Course
    Stephen Bright is president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights, a public interest law program that deals with human rights in the criminal justice and prison systems. He has also been a visiting lecturer or fellow at…
Rank this Week: 379

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
  • Feb 2

    Case Law Update (February 2015)

    Case Law Update (February 2015)
    The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last two weeks: Federal Law  United States Supreme Court Holt v. Hobbs: Justice Alito, writing for a unanimous Court, held that Arkansas Department of Correction should have…
  • Aug 4

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)
    Washington State Law Supreme Court of Washington State v. Homan:  In an opinion authored by Justice Wiggins and joined by Chief Justice Madsen and Justices Fairhurst, J.M. Johnson (P.T.), Stephens, Gonzalez, and Gordon McCloud, the Court…
  • Apr 21

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall
    In the past, Courts interpreted the medical cannabis statue not to prohibit the arrest of those found with medical cannabis, but to provide for their eventual exoneration through court proceedings. This was later interpreted in the case State…
Rank this Week: 4873

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/
  • Feb 1

    Spokane to Tow Vehicles for Prostitution Arrest

    Spokane to Tow Vehicles for Prostitution Arrest
    The city council for Spokane voted this month to allow the police to tow and impound the vehicles of individuals arrested for solicitation of prostitutes in Spokane city limits. Under state law, when a city designates these tow areas, the…
  • Jul 7

    Washington Marijuana Stores: 8 Things Canadians Need to Know Before Visiting

    Washington Marijuana Stores: 8 Things Canadians Need to Know Before Visiting
    Today is the big day in Washington State. Twenty-two state-licensed marijuana stores will open, including two in Bellingham, Washington. But before traveling south, there are important things Canadians need to know about the complicated legal…
  • May 17

    The Right to Public Trial and Automatic Locks on Courthouse Doors in Washington State

    The Right to Public Trial and Automatic Locks on Courthouse Doors in Washington State
    As we all know the 6th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution grants a defendant the right to a “public trial.” This means we don’t convict people in secret trials in this country. Everyone is welcome to go down to a courthouse…
Rank this Week: 2484

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 30

    Seahawks Fans: Don't Drink and Drive on Super Bowl Sunday

    Seahawks Fans: Don't Drink and Drive on Super Bowl Sunday
    As exciting as it is to have the Seahawks playing in their second Super Bowl in two years, it's important for 12s across the state to have a plan in place to get home after the game. Washington State Patrol Deputy Chief Curt Hattell wants…
  • Jan 7

    Are Police Doing Their Job When it Comes to Drunk Driving?

    Are Police Doing Their Job When it Comes to Drunk Driving?
    Statistics indicate that drinking and driving is one of the most prevalent offenses throughout America. With nearly 300,000 drunk driving incidents occurring across the country every single day, you'd think that putting an end to driving…
  • Dec 3

    Jonathan Dichter Selected for National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorney

    Jonathan Dichter Selected for National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorney
    Lynnwood DUI Defense Attorney Jonathan Dichter of Dichter Law Office, PLLC, has joined the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys and has been selected as one of the "TOP 10 Under 40 Years Old" criminal defense attorneys in Washington…
Rank this Week: 2775

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/
  • Jan 28

    Bankruptcy Attorney Richard Symmes on 1150AM KKNW – New Urban Unlimited

    Bankruptcy Attorney Richard Symmes on 1150AM KKNW – New Urban Unlimited
    On Monday 1/26/15 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 on the show which airs M-F at 6am,…Read more ›
  • Jan 7

    What is the Foreclosure Timeline in Washington State?

    What is the Foreclosure Timeline in Washington State?
    One of the most common questions home owners facing foreclosure want to know is how much time do I have to seek options to avoid foreclosure and what are my options? Unfortunately it seems that most homeowners facing foreclosure…
  • Nov 20

    Private Student Loans May Now Offer Modification Plan

    Private Student Loans May Now Offer Modification Plan
    Private student loan debt is probably the worst debt that a person can have.  This is because banks that offer private student loans are not obligated to offer any sort of helpful repayment plans like the government backed loans…
Rank this Week: 2520

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Jan 28

    Where can I do my DUI Jail time?

    Where can I do my DUI Jail time?
    If you have the funds and do not want to go to the downtown or MRJC in King County you can ask the Court to approve other alternative jails. (make sure to ask at sentencing hearing) These jails tend to...
  • Jan 28

    What's the maximum jail sentence on a Washington State DUI?

    What's the maximum jail sentence on a Washington State DUI?
    364 days. Unless, it is a felony (5th in 10 years). With a 1/3 off for good time - about 8 months. That is the maximum jail time a Judge can impose on you for violations of the Court's DUI...
  • Jan 27

    Is a Deferred Prosecution recorded as a conviction?

    Is a Deferred Prosecution recorded as a conviction?
    No. If you do a Deferred Prosecution for a DUI in Washington State it is not a conviction at any pont. (unlike a deferred sentence). However, the Deferred Prosecution does remain in the Court and Department of Licensing (DOL) records.
Rank this Week: 2037