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Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Airbag recall expands to include more areas, more car

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

    Halloween Safety Tip

    Halloween Safety Tip
    Halloween is but a couple of weeks away and you may have already decorated your house and started helping your child shop for a Halloween costume. Choosing a Halloween costume with safety in mind and decorating your house for the safety of…
  • Oct 19

    "Airbag" motorcycle vests may prevent spinal cord injury in motorcycle accident

    "Airbag" motorcycle vests may prevent spinal cord injury in motorcycle accident
    We just read about a new product, Spidi Neck DPS, which is a vest which basically inflates like an airbag when in the rider is involved in a motorcycle accident. The vest inflates like a car airbag and protects the rider from serious spinal…
Rank this Week: 447

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law…

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law Blog

Covers renewable energy, environmental regulation and the Clean Water Act. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/
  • Oct 20

    Oversupply Litigation Milestone: FERC Approves BPA Oversupply Management Protocol

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

    Governor Inslee to Keynote Washington Future Energy Conference

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

    Navy Seeks Renewable Resources Through a WAPA RFP

    Navy Seeks Renewable Resources Through a WAPA RFP
    Last week, the Western Area Power Administration ("WAPA") issued a Request for Proposals ("RFP") seeking renewable energy for Navy bases located in WAPA's California service territory. The RFP seeks bids for new renewable generation projects…
Rank this Week: 2745

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 20

    Washington State Starts a Battle With Patent Troll

    Washington State Starts a Battle With Patent Troll
    By Robin Hammond Can a state use consumer protection laws to punish patent trolls? The Washington State Senate Law and Justice Committee is considering penalizing patent trolling. The committee recently discussed a proposed ‘patent…
  • Oct 17

    BYOD: Bring Your Own Devices or Bring Your Own Disasters?

    BYOD: Bring Your Own Devices or Bring Your Own Disasters?
    By Denise Kim What happens when personal phones are no longer for personal use? Gone are the days where we were issued separate business phones. We have entered into a new era where personal devices are used for work and work devices are used…
  • Oct 16

    Liking and Sharing Your Health Information: Privacy Concerns Raised Amidst Rumors of “Facebook Healthcare”

    Liking and Sharing Your Health Information: Privacy Concerns Raised Amidst Rumors of “Facebook Healthcare”
    By Alex Boguniewicz Every day millions of people share their interests, photos, and locations on Facebook. So why not share how you are feeling—medically that is. At least that seems to be the idea behind Facebook’s rumored plans…
Rank this Week: 3731

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: 1601

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

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

    Seattle Judge gets busted for using carpool parking without an actual carpool
    Ah the political season is upon us.  Especially in King County where there are several municipal and district court level judicial elections that are are becoming hot topics here in Seattle.  One such race is in the Seattle…
  • Oct 15

    DUI lawyers PAC shifts support to founders wife in judicial race

    DUI lawyers PAC shifts support to founders wife in judicial race
    The Citizens for Judicial Excellence or CJE is a political action committee that was founded by DUI Lawyers here in Western WA.  The purpose of this PAC was to back candidates in local municipal and district court judicial races. …
  • Oct 14

    Update on pending DUI cases involving blood test

    Update on pending DUI cases involving blood test
    In July 2014 I wrote about the State v. Martines case which involved search warrants and blood tests.  If you remember that court held the extraction of blood from a drunk driving suspect is a search.  And testing the blood sample…
Rank this Week: 2935

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Oct 20

    In Cities Across the Country, Opportunity is Making a Comeback

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

    Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Form Seaport Alliance

    Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Form Seaport Alliance
    Unified management structure targets increased marine cargo, addresses competitive threats. The Seattle and Tacoma port commissions plan to unify the management of the two ports’ marine cargo terminals and related functions under a…
  • Oct 13

    Those Lazy Joble

    Those Lazy Joble
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.nytimes.com Last week John Boehner, the speaker of the House, explained to an audience at the American Enterprise Institute what’s holding back employment…
Rank this Week: 2397

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

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

    More Salmonella with Peanut Butter

    More Salmonella with Peanut Butter
    The number of ill persons identified in each state was as follows: Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), New Mexico (1), Tennessee (1), and Texas (2). One ill person was hospitalized. No... Continue Reading
  • Oct 19

    Shark Cartilage Recalled

    Shark Cartilage Recalled
    AMS Health Sciences is recalling 2014 bottles of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex due to possible contamination of Salmonella. A single lot of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex is the subject of... Continue Reading
  • Oct 2

    Is Fruit Link to Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak?

    Is Fruit Link to Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak?
    On Monday, the first report of an eight-state Salmonella outbreak possibly involving berries or melons came not from any federal or state food safety officials, but from a local health... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 300

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    5 State Salmonella Outbreak Over

    5 State Salmonella Outbreak Over
    A total of six persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup were reported from five states since January 1, 2014. The number of ill persons identified in each state was as follows: Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), New Mexico…
  • Oct 19

    SalmonellaTests Prompt Cartilage Complex Recall

    SalmonellaTests Prompt Cartilage Complex Recall
    A single lot of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex is the subject of this public announcement and recall as a result of a sample from one bottle that tested positive for Salmonella. This product is packaged in black screw-top bottles with the brand…
  • Oct 18

    Lacteos Santa Martha with Listeria monocytogene

    Lacteos Santa Martha with Listeria monocytogene
    Oasis Brands, Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling select lots of various Lacteos Santa Martha products with Best by dates of 07/01/14 through 12/31/14, because the products has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an…
Rank this Week: 99

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1826

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Oct 17

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement

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

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune
    The district court eloquently described the case’s status and defendants’ post-trial motion following a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs.  My favorite sentence in this passage is “Ultimately, the goal is to make…
  • Sep 26

    Sports Tape Competitor Can't Make Invalid Copyright Claim Stick

    Sports Tape Competitor Can't Make Invalid Copyright Claim Stick
    Lumos designed, developed and distributes KT Tape, its brand of kinesiology tape.  Lumos created and published a general instructional video describing the use of its tape in 2009.  Lumos published its collection of short…
Rank this Week: 1514

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Oct 16

    Changing the rules for who is allowed to invest in startup

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

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
Rank this Week: 2467

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Oct 16

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

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

    Lift off for Taos in Sonoma

    Lift off for Taos in Sonoma
    Steve Gursten:  I’d like you to consider joining the TAOS group. K3:  What kind of a group is it. SG:  Plaintiff lawyers who have become friends and share advice. K3:  Steve thanks for asking.  Honestly, I…
  • Oct 7

    Yakkie the Goose: Direct exam of an eye witne

    Yakkie the Goose: Direct exam of an eye witne
      The defense is bringing in a memory expert from back east.  To say the surviving brother’s memory is not real. This is an asbestos-mesothelioma trial.  The exposure happened in the 1970s.  The only witnesses who…
Rank this Week: 2200

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
  • Oct 16

    Why Does Health Care Cost So Much? Not Malpractice Claims According to the New England Journal of Medicine

    Why Does Health Care Cost So Much? Not Malpractice Claims According to the New England Journal of Medicine
    The New England Journal of Medicine released an article analyzing whether medical malpractice reforms had any effect in how doctor’s behave.  So here’s the argument that has been made on behalf of insurance companies and…
  • Oct 13

    Division I – Opportunity to Present Non-Conforming Use Required

    Division I – Opportunity to Present Non-Conforming Use Required
    Johnson v. City of Seattle Johnson liked cars. He had a few. The City issued a citation due to his having over three cars on his lot. Johnson argued he had a legal non-conforming use, but the hearing examiner stated that this was not proven…
  • Oct 13

    Division I – Read this if you’re in Telco (Also a Blurb on Law Clerks)

    Division I – Read this if you’re in Telco (Also a Blurb on Law Clerks)
    Pub. Util. Dist. No. 2 of Pac. County v. Comcast of Wash. et al. This whole case has to do with interpretation of pole attachment fee’s by public utility districts. The state amended a controlling statute, the district interpreted it in…
Rank this Week: 1407

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

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

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Oct 15

    Are payment plans available for my DUI attorney?

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

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

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

    Is My DOL DUI Hearing done in person?

    Is My DOL DUI Hearing done in person?
    No. The officer, deputy or trooper (if subpoenaed) will appear by telephone. The Department of Licensing (DOL) randomly assigns your DUI case to a DOL Hearing Officer. Your Hearing Officer also appears by telephone and may be in Spokane or...
Rank this Week: 3646

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Oct 15

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

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

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

    WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT INDIANA’S PROBLEMATIC BEER REGULATIONS – PART 2 OF 4.
    Back to our regularly-scheduled programming. In our last content post, we promised an exploration of problems with protectionist legislation. In other words, laws that help in-staters while hurting out-of-staters, and why it’s no good…
  • Sep 25

    Proud to Officially Join Reiser Legal as a Washington Beer Attorney

    Proud to Officially Join Reiser Legal as a Washington Beer Attorney
    It’s official! I’ve joined Reiser Legal as a beer attorney licensed in Washington State. Having gotten to know Reiser Legal’s incredible set of passionate and ambitious brewery owners as a law clerk this past year, it means…
Rank this Week: 4215

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

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

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

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

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

    Washington Court Rules that Condominium Leasing Restrictions Require 90% Approval

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

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

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

Perey Law Group Blog

Perey Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal topics.

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

    Was Joan Rivers a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

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

    Understanding Informed Consent

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

    Real-Life Stories of Tragedy and Triumph

    Real-Life Stories of Tragedy and Triumph
    At Perey Law, our proudest moments come when we see a client’s patience and perseverance rewarded with justice. In cases of birth injury and resulting defects, however, this pride comes with profound sorrow. Despite the sorrow, it…
Rank this Week: 2747

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Discusses issues that affect consumer debtors considering filing for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
  • Oct 15

    How Does the Bankrutpcy Process Work?

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

    Are My Wages Likely to Be Garnished In Washington State?

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

    Home Foreclosures In Washington State Have Almost Reached Normal Level

    Home Foreclosures In Washington State Have Almost Reached Normal Level
    Ever since the great recession of 2008 home foreclosures have been abundant across the country as well as in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties in Washington State.  With that said, in more recent years foreclosures have been on the…
Rank this Week: 4021

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

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

    Von Trapp’s Trademark Dispute

    Von Trapp’s Trademark Dispute
    What do beer, bocce and Bavarian singers have in common? Apparently a trademark dispute as of last month. The famous Capitol Hill bar and restaurant Von Trapp’s was recently persuaded to change its name at the request of a member…
  • Oct 8

    “Actual Use” v. “Intent to Use”: Choosing the Filing Basis for Your Trademark Application

    “Actual Use” v. “Intent to Use”: Choosing the Filing Basis for Your Trademark Application
    As we’ve discussed in previous posts, if you intend to build value behind any company trademark—for example, a name, slogan, or logo—then it is important to protect those trademarks. Filing for federal registration with U.S.…
  • Oct 7

    Trademarking a Hashtag: Dez Bryant’s #ThrowUpTheX

    Trademarking a Hashtag: Dez Bryant’s #ThrowUpTheX
    We’ve discussed the intersection of sports and law a number of times on this blog, particularly in the context of trademarks and other intellectual property, and today our topic is Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Dez Bryant, his…
Rank this Week: 4376

Washington DC Criminal Defense…

Washington DC Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC.

http://www.dc-criminal-defense.com/
Rank this Week: 1088

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Oct 13

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?

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

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?
    There is much ado today and in the last couple of days in the news that President Obama will change H1b visa rules to help keep talented skilled-immigrants in the US. Here is a link to such a story from the International Business Times. I…
  • Oct 9

    November 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

    November 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary
    The November 2014 visa bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico:  F2A category advances 29 days taking the priority date to 1 March…
Rank this Week: 399

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

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

    Domestic Violence, the NFL and Constitutional Rights in Criminal Case

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

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

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

    Fergusson, MO and Me

    Fergusson, MO and Me
    Mimi always says I manage to turn everything into stories about me, but this is hard not to. This is where I grew up. Well, not exactly. But my parents and older sisters lived in Fergusson right before I was born. I grew up hearing this…
Rank this Week: 4056

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Oct 12

    SunBurst Foods Recalls Deli Product

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

    Say No to Buddy’s with Listeria

    Say No to Buddy’s with Listeria
    Buddy’s Kitchen, a Burnsville, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 62,488 pounds of meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food…
  • Oct 9

    No Anchovies with Listeria

    No Anchovies with Listeria
    HAR Maspeth Corp. of Maspeth, NY, is recalling its 2 ounce and 4 ounce packages of Jinga “Pan Fried Anchovies” due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 570

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Oct 12

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score

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

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood
    When  I meet with Oregon debtors for the first time in our Portland and Salem offices, I cannot help but notice that many of them are concerned that they will not qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. For many of them, the worry is that they…
  • Oct 8

    Six Bankruptcy Mistakes for Oregon Debtors to Avoid

    Six Bankruptcy Mistakes for Oregon Debtors to Avoid
    The federal bankruptcy laws promise a fresh financial start for the honest but unfortunate Oregon debtor.  Any Oregon consumer considering bankruptcy should take care to avoid making any of the following mistakes. Mistake #1: Incurring…
Rank this Week: 2470

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Are hit and run car accidents on the rise?

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

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

    Wal-Mart seeks to establish "contributory negligence" in auto accident that seriously injured Tracy Morgan, killed friend
    Comparative or contributory negligence is a legal defense which allows the plaintiff to negate damages that they may be required to pay for a negligence claim. A defendant may establish a defense that the plaintiff's own negligence…
  • Sep 26

    2 pedestrian accident deaths in Western Washington in 24 hour

    2 pedestrian accident deaths in Western Washington in 24 hour
    Two women have been killed in two separate pedestrian accidents in Western Washington in 24 hours. With rainy weather and less daylight, pedestrians are especially vulnerable. An 82-year-old woman who was crossing in the 700 block of Main…
Rank this Week: 1064

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Alaskan Crab Season Opens October 15

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

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

    Holland America Cruise Line is Strictly Liability for Assaults on Passengers by Crewmember
    News broke yesterday of a horrific physical and sexual assault of a female passenger by a crewmember aboard Holland America’s cruise vessel Nieuw Amsterdam.  The altercation allegedly began because the 31-year-old passenger…
Rank this Week: 2986

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
Rank this Week: 1191

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

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

    Tribal Payday Loans Under Fire In Federal Court

    Tribal Payday Loans Under Fire In Federal Court
      (http://www.thetimesinplainenglish.com/) United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has denied a request by two Native American Tribes to stop New York State’s top financial regulator from cracking down on their online…
  • Oct 7

    Seattle Replaces Columbus With "Indigenous Peoples' Day"

    Seattle Replaces Columbus With "Indigenous Peoples' Day"
    The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved a resolution designating the second Monday in October as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” October’s second Monday also is Columbus Day, a federal holiday named for explorer…
  • Sep 25

    Navajo Nation Agrees to $554 Million Settlement with U.S. Government

    Navajo Nation Agrees to $554 Million Settlement with U.S. Government
      The US government has agreed to pay the Navajo Nation $554 million to settle a legal dispute regarding mismanagement of Tribal lands and trust resources. It is the largest payment ever made by the U.S. government to a single tribe.…
Rank this Week: 1386

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense issues in sex crimes cases. By Law Office of Timothy L. Healy.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 8

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

    Washington v. Kozey - Violation of Domestic Violence No-Contact Order
    If a no-contact order exists in Washington State, it does not matter if it is the alleged victim who initiates contact. If the offender does not immediately hang up, refuse to engage, shut it down, or walk away, he or she could be facing…
  • Oct 1

    Ninth Circuit: Rape Lawsuit Against Website to Proceed

    Ninth Circuit: Rape Lawsuit Against Website to Proceed
    An internet company operating more than 100 websites will have to face a civil lawsuit claiming its leaders knew rapists were trolling one site for victims and failed to warn its users of the danger. The plaintiff, an aspiring model referred…
  • Sep 24

    Washington v. Andlovec - Jury Unanimity in Accusation of Multiple Act

    Washington v. Andlovec - Jury Unanimity in Accusation of Multiple Act
    In Washington criminal cases where a defendant faces charges stemming from multiple criminal acts extending over a period of time, it's important that jurors be instructed on the specific acts they are considering. Otherwise, there is a risk…
Rank this Week: 2495

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

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

    196th Street Closed After Drunk Driver Hits Electrical Pole

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

    Michael Phelps Faces Second Arrest for DUI

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

    Metropolitan King County Councilmember Pleads Guilty to DUI

    Metropolitan King County Councilmember Pleads Guilty to DUI
    It was recently reported that Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) in Kittitas County after crashing his pickup into a ditch last month. The 43-year-old Councilmember explained…
Rank this Week: 2367

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: 3358

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

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

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

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

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

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

    Robert Isn't His First Name

    Robert Isn't His First Name
    Henry Martyn Robert (1837 - 1923) was a brigadier general and a distinguished engineer who first published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876. The tradition of updating and revising Robert's Rules of Order is carried on by his grandson, Henry M.…
Rank this Week: 4444

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

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

    Zov’s Restaurant: Another Orange County Shigella Scare

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

    True Food with Shigella

    True Food with Shigella
    Nancy Luna reports with the Orange county Register that an upscale restaurant at Fashion Island that bills itself as a healthy living establishment is at the center of a suspected... Continue Reading
  • Aug 17

    Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart

    Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart
    Wife of active duty U.S. Navy diver is one of 275 people who became ill with Shigellosis Attorneys Bill Marler and Drew Falkenstein of Marler Clark, the nation’s only law... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 487

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Campylobacter 22, Durand Football 0

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

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

    Was Raw Milk Served at Potluck Link to Campylobacter Outbreak in Wisconsin?
    Jessica Bringe of WEAU reports that more than 100 total Durand High School students were reported absent last week with Durand’s football team being hardest hit by the illness.  There... Continue Reading
  • Sep 25

    Campylobacter Hits Durand High School

    Campylobacter Hits Durand High School
    Wisconsin state and Pepin county health officials are investigating an outbreak of Campylobacter infections in the Durand School District in Pepin County, Wisconsin. Eight people had reportedly been hospitalized with... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 874

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

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

    Hepatitis A Cluster in Alabama

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

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

    165 Sick with Hepatitis A Linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend
    165 people were confirmed to have become ill from hepatitis A after eating ‘Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend’ in 10 states: Arizona (24), California (80), Colorado (29), Hawaii (8), New... Continue Reading
  • Aug 21

    Whataburger Linked to Hepatitis A Scare

    Whataburger Linked to Hepatitis A Scare
    Austin Texas health officials are alerting the public about possible hepatitis A exposure at a Whataburger in Central Austin. A restaurant employee there at the 2800 Guadalupe St. location has... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 458

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: 1764

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4594

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: 889

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

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

    Good Samaritan Rescues Eight

    Good Samaritan Rescues Eight
    Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a mayday call from a good Samaritan who found a capsized boat with 8 people, 7 adults and a child, in distress. The good Samaritan was able to pull up the 3 people in the water, while the rest clung to…
  • Aug 20

    F/V Patricia Lee Injured Crewman MedEvaced

    F/V Patricia Lee Injured Crewman MedEvaced
    A Coast Guard helicopter today hoisted an injured crewman off the 116-foot fishing vessel Patricia Lee, located near Dutch Harbor. The crewman, 27, was reported to have suffered a foot injury, the Coast Guard said.
  • Aug 16

    LA PIETRA Catches Fire - All Safe

    LA PIETRA Catches Fire - All Safe
    The Coast Guard Motor Life Boat crew and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew responded to an emergency call, and rescued the man and his wife after their vessel caught fire on the Fourth of July. The 70-foot pleasure boat was near Destruction…
Rank this Week: 1070

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

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

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Aug 29

    Orbit Law Named Most Trusted Immigration Law Firm in Washington

    Orbit Law Named Most Trusted Immigration Law Firm in Washington
    It is with extreme pride that we announce that Orbit Law, PLLC was honored with the designation of “Most Trusted Law Firm” in Washington State by Acquisition International Magazine as a part of their Global Mobility &…
  • Aug 27

    EB-5 Visas Unavailable for Chinese Investors for rest of 2014

    EB-5 Visas Unavailable for Chinese Investors for rest of 2014
    Effective Saturday, August 23, 2014 the China Employment Fifth (EB-5) preference category has become “Unavailable” for the remainder of FY-2014 as the number of applicants exceeds the number of visas available annually. It is…
  • Jul 30

    DOS Database Crash – Delays at U.S. Consular Posts Worldwide for Issuance of U.S. Visas & Passport

    DOS Database Crash – Delays at U.S. Consular Posts Worldwide for Issuance of U.S. Visas & Passport
    The Department of State’s Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) recently has experienced significant outages resulting in world-wide backlogs at U.S. consular posts for issuance of U.S. visas and U.S passports. The CCD system contains…
Rank this Week: 4356

Patent Practice Professional…

Patent Practice Professional Liability Reporter

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

http://www.patentpracticeliability.com
Rank this Week: 4525

The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

Covers the wine business, focusing on law-related issues, marketing trends and how the law interplays with that, and occasional posts about wine enjoyment. By Kevin Guidry.

http://thewinebarblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking
    The question often comes up, even for lawyers who are well-versed in trademark law, what is the difference between labeling laws that govern alcohol labeling and trademark laws that have a direct impact on the content of alcohol labels. The…
  • Jul 19

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry

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

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin
    In April, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to hold off on rolling out two new top level domains, namely .wine and .vin. This move came based on concerns voiced by European Union members states, who…
Rank this Week: 3540

DUI Law Firm Blog

DUI Law Firm Blog

Covers DUI law. By M. Varn Chandola.

http://www.duilawfirmwa.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    DUI Law For CDL Driver

    DUI Law For CDL Driver
    After addressing various topics concerning marijuana use related to DUI law in my previous blog articles, I will return to discussing the nuts and bolts of DUI law.  I will now discuss DUI law as it relates to those with commercial…
  • Jul 29

    Irrational American Obsession With Marijuana

    Irrational American Obsession With Marijuana
       In my previous blog article, I wrote about marijuana DUI.  Because in Washington State smoking pot, like alcohol, is no longer subject to prohibition and one can now legally purchase marijuana, the profits are supposed to go…
  • Jul 10

    Marijuana DUI For Driving High

    Marijuana DUI For Driving High
    You can without breaking the law experience a “Rocky Mountain High” in Colorado and a “Cascade Mountain High” in Washington State.  Now that “recreational marijuana” just started being legally sold in…
Rank this Week: 3142

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie
    By Stephanie P. Berntsen, Attorney On August 7, 2014, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously adopted the “economic reality” test to determine whether a joint employment relationship exists under Washington’s minimum wage…
  • May 28

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.
    Less than a few months after Portland’s Sick Leave Ordinance was enacted to cover the broader City of Portland area, the City of Eugene appears to be gearing up to follow in Portland’s footsteps with its own mandatory sick time…
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
Rank this Week: 3533

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

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

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

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 670