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Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Sep 4

    Chicken Recipe and Sandwich Name Copyrights Meet the Chicken Plucker

    Chicken Recipe and Sandwich Name Copyrights Meet the Chicken Plucker
    I like to look for humor in the law.  I also like to provide answers to questions people occasionally ask me, such as “Can I copyright my recipe?” and “Can I copyright a name?”  This case both contains humor…
  • Aug 28

    Gimme a "V" for Cheerleader Uniform Design Copyright Validity!

    Gimme a "V" for Cheerleader Uniform Design Copyright Validity!
    Are cheerleading uniforms truly cheerleading uniforms without the stripes, chevrons, zigzags, and color blocks? That is the question that strikes at the heart of this appeal. (Opinion pdf page 2). Varsity Brands and its affiliates registered…
  • Aug 21

    Smack Dab in the Middle of a Termination Rights Dispute!

    Smack Dab in the Middle of a Termination Rights Dispute!
    This case addresses the standing required to challenge a copyright grant termination.  Standing is the legal ability to sue another person or entity in a particular court.  Ray Charles entered into agreements with his twelve adult…
Rank this Week: 3047

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Sep 3

    Los Chilangos E. coli Outbreak Updated

    Los Chilangos E. coli Outbreak Updated
    Public Health is currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 – one of the most serious foodborne illnesses you can contract. Our thoughts are with the families affected by this outbreak, and we appreciate the support of the…
  • Sep 3

    Seattle King County Health: Los Chilangos E. coli Outbreak Now 10

    Seattle King County Health: Los Chilangos E. coli Outbreak Now 10
    UPDATE 9/2: The investigation team is continuing to figure out where the E. coli O157 came from. We expected to find additional people who were exposed to the E. coli O157 linked to Los Chilangos before we closed them. To this point, we are…
  • Sep 2

    A Taste of 20 Years of Washington E. coli Lawsuit

    A Taste of 20 Years of Washington E. coli Lawsuit
    Washington has had its fair share of E. coli Outbreaks and resulting lawsuits in the last 20 years. Cozy Valley Raw Milk E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit – Washington State (2011) Dee Creek Farm E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits – Washington…
Rank this Week: 63

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
  • Sep 3

    Brewery Startup Series #8: Timeline to Opening

    Brewery Startup Series #8: Timeline to Opening
    How long does it take to open a brewery? I’ve put together resources as a part of our Brewery Startup Series in the past. I thought it was time to revisit the milestones we’ve provided, putting the brewery startup process…
  • Sep 3

    TTB Permits Online Makeover + Mac Compatibility!

    TTB Permits Online Makeover + Mac Compatibility!
    Well, wouldn’t you know it. Just after I found a working solution to using TTB Permits Online and my Mac and wrote about it here, TTB gives Permits Online an unexpected but very welcome update. In a post yesterday, September 2, 2015,…
  • Aug 21

    TTB Permits Online for Mac Users: Working Solution

    TTB Permits Online for Mac Users: Working Solution
    Having TTB upload errors using Microsoft Silverlight on your Mac? Think I may have a solution for you. If you can, try OSX Yosemite 10.10.4 and Firefox version 39, a combination I am currently successfully using. Later iterations of both may…
Rank this Week: 4674

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Sep 3

    FedEx drivers get return trip to trial court in Missouri to determine employee statu

    FedEx drivers get return trip to trial court in Missouri to determine employee statu
    Today’s post was shared by Workers Compensation and comes from www.propertycasualty360.com A federal appeals court has ruled that a trial judge improperly ruled that Missouri FedEx drivers weren’t independent contractors and…
  • Aug 31

    Occupational Asthma, or Work-Related Asthma, and Workers’ Compensation

    Occupational Asthma, or Work-Related Asthma, and Workers’ Compensation
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kristina Brown Thompson, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Occupational asthma (OA) is asthma that’s caused or worsened by breathing in chemical fumes, gases, dust or other substances on the job.…
  • Aug 27

    Free Legal Assistance for Wildfire Victim

    Free Legal Assistance for Wildfire Victim
    Gerhard Letzing, Executive Director of the The Washington State Association for Justice, has put out a call for support for the firefighters and victims of the wildfires in Washington:   North Central Washington has been…
Rank this Week: 3938

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
  • Sep 2

    Gov. Inslee Signs Washington Transportation Bill

    Gov. Inslee Signs Washington Transportation Bill
    Readers of this blog are aware that we have been tracking and ranting about the poor condition of our national infrastructure since the blog’s inception.  In May 2013, a truck carrying an oversize load collided with the…
  • Aug 27

    Local Zoning Code Trumps Statutory Scheme for Collective Cannabis Garden

    Local Zoning Code Trumps Statutory Scheme for Collective Cannabis Garden
    In a recent case, the Washington State Supreme Court examined the question of whether a city or town’s zoning regulations can take precedence over activities that are permitted under state law.  The issue arose from the City of…
  • Aug 20

    Federal Procurement Update

    Federal Procurement Update
    There were a few developments this month in the federal government procurement arena that are likely of interest to our readers: 1. Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council Proposes to Curb Bid Shopping and Protect Subcontractor…
Rank this Week: 685

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Preparing For Divorce: Your Relationship With Kid

    Preparing For Divorce: Your Relationship With Kid
    After last week’s blog post about preparing yourself for divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington State) we had more to say on how to about prepare your relationship with your children for your divorce and subsequent…
  • Aug 23

    Four Ways to Prepare for a Potential Divorce

    Four Ways to Prepare for a Potential Divorce
    People often spend months or years considering whether to get divorced (called dissolution of marriage in Washington State). This time should not be wasted.  There are things that should be done in case your marriage does come to an end.…
  • Aug 15

    How to Protect Yourself if Your Former Spouse Refuses to Pay Debt

    How to Protect Yourself if Your Former Spouse Refuses to Pay Debt
    After a divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington State), most people feel relieved and ready to move on with their lives.  Unfortunately, in some instances the divorce decree is not the end of their dealings with their…
Rank this Week: 2238

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

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

    Listeria Positive Test Prompts Corn Recall

    Listeria Positive Test Prompts Corn Recall
    Bonduelle USA Inc. of Brockport, NY is recalling 9,335 cases of frozen corn because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious... Continue Reading
  • Aug 26

    Green Beans With Listeria

    Green Beans With Listeria
    General Mills recalled a “limited quantity” of Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after a package of the product tested positive for listeria. No illnesses have been reported, General Mills said.... Continue Reading
  • Jul 30

    Cold Smoked Salmon Recalled Over Listeria

    Cold Smoked Salmon Recalled Over Listeria
    The California Department of Public Health is reporting that cold smoked salmon is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 182

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2368

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/
  • Aug 31

    The UK Orders Google to Remove Links to “Right to be Forgotten” Storie

    The UK Orders Google to Remove Links to “Right to be Forgotten” Storie
     By Juliya Ziskina The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered Google to remove search results linking to news stories about the removal of information under the 2014 “right to be…
  • Aug 24

    China Poised to Tighten Grip on Cybersecurity with New Law

    China Poised to Tighten Grip on Cybersecurity with New Law
    By Andrew H. Fuller As Cybersecurity becomes a prominent global issue for nation states, governments consider options to curb their nation’s digital vulnerability. On July 6th, China, an undisputed major player on the global digital…
  • Aug 17

    “Don’t Copy My Style!” Exxon’s Trademark “Style” Infringement Claim Against Fox

    “Don’t Copy My Style!” Exxon’s Trademark “Style” Infringement Claim Against Fox
    By Chike Eze Consumers associate a trademark with a familiar experience associated with a specific source. For example, consumers associate the “golden arches” symbol with McDonald’s cheeseburgers and fries. To protect such…
Rank this Week: 471

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Shigella Strikes Cincinnati

    Shigella Strikes Cincinnati
    Shigella that causes diarrhea in children is on the rise in Cincinnati, Ohio, prompting a warning from city health officials. Shigella is spread through contaminated food and water; people can... Continue Reading
  • Jul 30

    Shigella Spike in San Joaquin

    Shigella Spike in San Joaquin
    The San Joaquin County Public Health Services has seen an increase in the number of cases of Shigella in the county this year. So far, 66 people have come down... Continue Reading
  • Apr 3

    Shigella Outbreak Hits 243 in 32 State

    Shigella Outbreak Hits 243 in 32 State
    Shigella sonnei has spread via international travelers to 32 states and Puerto Rico, US health officials say. Between May 2014 and February 2015, a drug-resistant strain of shigella has infected... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 901

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: 1491

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/
  • Aug 28

    News Roundup: Chicago Women Entrepreneurs; Amazon Under Fire; and Historical Heroe

    News Roundup: Chicago Women Entrepreneurs; Amazon Under Fire; and Historical Heroe
    What we’ve been reading this week at InVigor: Chicago is the top city for women entrepreneurs in the world. Today marks 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. This article reminds us that natural disasters are far from…
  • Aug 10

    Amendment to Stock Legend Guidance for Restricted Securitie

    Amendment to Stock Legend Guidance for Restricted Securitie
    Recently, the Securities Division of Washington’s Department of Financial Institutions  adopted amendments to WAC 460-44A-502 to provide stock legend guidance for restricted securities. The adopted amendments remove a reference to…
  • Aug 7

    News Roundup: Avvo Raises Cash; Closing the Gender Gap; Microsoft Maternal Leave

    News Roundup: Avvo Raises Cash; Closing the Gender Gap; Microsoft Maternal Leave
    August 7th, 2015 News Roundup Here’s what we’ve been reading this week: 15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit  Some very helpful (and free) resources Legal Advice Startup Raises $71.5M Yay…
Rank this Week: 1590

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Washington Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Massive Port Recall

    Washington Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Massive Port Recall
    Kapowsin Meats, a Graham, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 523,380 pounds of pork products that may be contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and... Continue Reading
  • Aug 26

    Macadamia Nuts With Salmonella – Again

    Macadamia Nuts With Salmonella – Again
    Sid Wainer and Son of New Bedford, MA, is voluntarily recalling Jansal Valley brand Raw Macadamia Nuts because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The product... Continue Reading
  • Aug 14

    CDC, WSDOH and SKC Follow Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- Outbreak

    CDC, WSDOH and SKC Follow Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- Outbreak
    The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Public Health of Seattle & King County (SKC), with CDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS),... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 540

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Aug 27

    Washington Tribes Win Gasoline Tax Compact Litigation

    Washington Tribes Win Gasoline Tax Compact Litigation
    The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a lower court ruling in a long-running lawsuit by non-tribal gas station owners challenging gas tax compacts negotiated in the past decade between the state and Indian tribes. The…
  • Aug 19

    Tribes To Gain Access To Federal Law Enforcement Database Information

    Tribes To Gain Access To Federal Law Enforcement Database Information
    Federal officials have launched a new program that will allow tribes access to national criminal databases, to help fix a system that has frequent breakdowns in information sharing between tribes and outside law enforcement authorities. The…
  • Aug 11

    Oil Companies To Finance Tribal Salmon Habitat Cleanup

    Oil Companies To Finance Tribal Salmon Habitat Cleanup
    ExxonMobil Oil Corp., BP Products North America Inc., Shell, and over 50 other businesses will work together to clean up a Superfund site as part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians…
Rank this Week: 4550

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: 1042

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/
  • Aug 26

    Washington Appellate Court Affirms Enforcement of View Easement

    Washington Appellate Court Affirms Enforcement of View Easement
    In a recent unpublished opinion, the Washington Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's decision that a recorded view easement protects views of the Olympic Mountains from the main floor of a home in rural King County and requires…
  • Jul 30

    We Only Represent Condominium and Homeowners Association

    We Only Represent Condominium and Homeowners Association
    We often receive calls and emails from individuals who are involved in disputes with their community associations.  However, our office only provides legal representation to condominium and homeowners associations.  It does not…
  • Jul 3

    Washington Court: Leasing Restriction on Homes Does Not Apply to Condominium

    Washington Court: Leasing Restriction on Homes Does Not Apply to Condominium
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in a recent unpublished opinion that a leasing restriction on "single-family homes" contained in the declaration of a master community does not apply to condominiums within that community.  The Court…
Rank this Week: 4100

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

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

    First Thing We Do… Let’s Appreciate All the Lawyer

    First Thing We Do… Let’s Appreciate All the Lawyer
    I know, right? It’s a take on an old lawyer joke. But I just can't help it. All of the online negativity in general, and that directed at lawyers specifically, is beginning to get to me.
  • Jul 30

    Cops Gone Wild!….. Again!!

    Cops Gone Wild!….. Again!!
      I’ve had it. For some reason the most recent video, the one with the idiot cop screaming about blowing a hole in the poor guy’s head got to me. No, the victim wasn’t black. And no, he was not actually shot and killed.…
  • Jul 29

    What are “Mandos” and Why Do They Violate The U.S. Constitution?

    What are “Mandos” and Why Do They Violate The U.S. Constitution?
    Before we start, I have a small secret to share. Those of you who regularly follow this blog will have noticed that I sort of disappeared the past few weeks. That’s because I was having open-heart surgery and recovering. Recovery…
Rank this Week: 4706

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.plg-pllc.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Will my insurance rates go up after an accident?

    Will my insurance rates go up after an accident?
    If you were not found at fault in the accident, your insurance rates will not go up. You are protected under Washington State law from having your insurance rates raised due to someone else’s negligence. You will also not have your…
  • Aug 12

    Why must I sue the other driver in my car accident trial?

    Why must I sue the other driver in my car accident trial?
    When we take a case to trial, one question our Vancouver and Washington state clients typically ask is, “Why am I suing the other driver? Why can’t I sue their insurance company instead?” The answer is a bit complicated.…
  • Jul 24

    Will I Have To Go To Court For My Auto Accident Case?

    Will I Have To Go To Court For My Auto Accident Case?
    Not necessarily. We understand that going to court is a stressful experience. In an ideal world, every client of ours would reach a satisfactory settlement without ever needing to set foot in a courtroom. In fact, most of the clients we sign…
Rank this Week: 3516

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: 2432

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Aug 24

    Guest Blog: 5 Ways Construction Will Change In The Next 50 Year

    Guest Blog: 5 Ways Construction Will Change In The Next 50 Year
    The construction industry has a bright future. In the next 50 years, there will be more jobs and new techniques that suit people who have specific preferences at construction sites. The post Guest Blog: 5 Ways Construction Will Change In The…
  • Jul 29

    Guest Blog: Choosing a Crane Hire Company

    Guest Blog: Choosing a Crane Hire Company
    Crane hire companies are companies that offer the lease of cranes as their main service. This service realizes tons of benefits for the customer like customizable lease periods, adherence to construction legislation and the like. The post…
  • Apr 15

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond
    There are many myths about construction bonds. Common misconceptions range from the idea that surety bonds are unaffordable to questioning whether they are necessary at all. For the sake of clarity, let’s bust a few of those myths, so…
Rank this Week: 897

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Aug 21

    If at first you don’t succeed… moving to stop improper deposition objection

    If at first you don’t succeed… moving to stop improper deposition objection
    Ms. A (she of the 257 objections ) is defending another deposition.  This time of an electrical expert.  Her stream of objections has not changed course since Mr. T’s deposition. I challenge her on the record.  This…
  • Aug 19

    Is it improper to object 257 times in a deposition.

    Is it improper to object 257 times in a deposition.
    The Tale of Mr. T has one more chapter.  Following part 2 of his deposition, I am on a seminar panel for AAJ in Montreal along with Federal Judge Bennett.   He is talking about his now famous order sanctioning a national…
  • Aug 8

    Nala goes kayaking

    Nala goes kayaking
    Oh goodie.  Oh goodie.  Yay.  Yippee. We are up here at the cabin.  Am looking out the window in the living room.  Watching her carry the little blue kayak down the hill.  She is trying to mimic Sol who balances…
Rank this Week: 4008

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the last issue we discussed whether – and to what extent — population influenced a jurisdiction’s relative wage ranking.  In this article we discussed to what extent assessed valuation…
  • Aug 19

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Size Matter?

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Size Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer Earlier in the wage series we discussed State wage rankings for the various public safety classifications.  In the next part of the wage series we run our series of articles on factors that might…
  • Aug 17

    Wage Series Part 9: What’s the Real Difference in How the “U” and “W” CPI Measures are Calculated?

    Wage Series Part 9: What’s the Real Difference in How the “U” and “W” CPI Measures are Calculated?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the last blog article we addressed the recent .5% gap between the “U” and “W” indices. We discussed whether over time there was a significant difference between the CPI-W and the…
Rank this Week: 3745

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Aug 19

    Listening: The Key to Divorce Mediation

    Listening: The Key to Divorce Mediation
    Divorce mediation works for separating couples because it accounts for each perspective, is more cost-effective than litigation, and creates a mutually agreeable outcome. But beyond that, why does it really, really work? What is one major…
  • Jul 14

    Divorce Mediation Dos and Don’t

    Divorce Mediation Dos and Don’t
    Divorce mediation can only work when both parties are actively participating throughout the entire process. If one side is passive while the other is aggressive, a solution will most likely not be mutually beneficial as it would if both…
  • Jun 10

    Four Styles of Mediation

    Four Styles of Mediation
    There is no set formula when it comes to divorce mediation. Each couple’s circumstances, goals, and issues are different, making the process unique to every situation. I have been mediating for over 25 years and have never seen the same…
Rank this Week: 2113

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Aug 19

    Ask Washington Workplace Law: Don't I have the right to get paid more?

    Ask Washington Workplace Law: Don't I have the right to get paid more?
    A reader recently commented on the compensation of seniors who work as resident monitors in a building where they live. The building (in Colorado) is operated by a religious charity. The monitor oversees the premises when management is not…
  • Aug 5

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available
    An updated explanation of FMLA and Washington’s family and medical leave law is now available on the Foster Pepper website. Family and Medical Leave Guide for Washington Employers is a valuable resource for HR and business managers who…
  • Jul 31

    Department of Labor Targets Use of Independent Contractor

    Department of Labor Targets Use of Independent Contractor
    Contributing Research by Dori Kojima On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released an Administrator’s Interpretation addressing how to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee under the…
Rank this Week: 3183

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/
  • Aug 18

    Why does my DUI case keep getting continued or postponed?

    Why does my DUI case keep getting continued or postponed?
    This is a common client question. Typically, I will have 3-6 DUI pre-trial hearings continuances or postponements in every DUI case. You show up at Court and sign a speedy trial waiver (see this blog) and receive a new Court...
  • Aug 18

    How long do I have to have SR-22 Insurance?

    How long do I have to have SR-22 Insurance?
    SR-22 (high risk) Insurance is required for three (3) years on a DUI, Physical Control or Reckless Driving conviction. It is also required for three (3) years on the Administrative suspension. (if your license is suspended or revoked on…
  • Aug 17

    What the difference between "active" probation and compliance?

    What the difference between "active" probation and compliance?
    Active probation is where you are ordered to report to probation. You will have to meet with a probation officer of the specific Court on a regular basis. (typically monthly - the frequency of meetings really depend on the Court)...
Rank this Week: 3495

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 18

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military
    Even though you have an interest in a military retirement account as a military dependent, sometimes that interest can be compromised if the military member converts his or her retirement account into a disability based award (actually, when…
  • Jul 14

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant
    It is not uncommon for a person seeking immigration status in the United States (i.e. petitioner) to find him or herself in a position where the other spouse files for a divorce but the Unites States Citizen and Immigration Service ……
  • Jun 12

    De Facto Parentage

    De Facto Parentage
    In our ever changing society where blended families are more and more common, I am often asked from someone in the middle of a divorce or separation:  “I was really close to my step kids.  Can I have visitation with ……
Rank this Week: 2085

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 17

    New L-1B Memo to Take Effect August 31, 2015

    New L-1B Memo to Take Effect August 31, 2015
    Per the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA), International companies are permitted to transfer certain foreign-born employees to the US using L-1B visas for a period of 5 years. The foreign-born employee must have been employed by the…
  • May 25

    Big changes coming to Orbit Law!

    Big changes coming to Orbit Law!
    We are very happy to announce that the firm, thanks to all the support of our clients, partners and well wishers is ready to expand to a team of 8 people! As of June 01, 2015, we will have 4 attorneys practicing exclusively Immigration Law…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3881

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Aug 17

    Unified Command responds to diesel spill in Sitka Sound

    Unified Command responds to diesel spill in Sitka Sound
    A Unified Command has been formed to respond to a release of diesel fuel from the Jarvis St. Power Plant over the weekend. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation pollution responders from Juneau and…
  • Aug 11

    Coast Guard rescues 2 men from grounded vessel near Ocean Shores, Wash.

    Coast Guard rescues 2 men from grounded vessel near Ocean Shores, Wash.
    Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders received a mayday call from a 42ft commercial Fishing Vessel TAMARA at 5:47 a.m., stating the vessel had gone aground. Watchstanders immediately directed the launch the helicopter crew and a…
  • Aug 10

    Two rescued from disable F/V YO YO

    Two rescued from disable F/V YO YO
    A man and a pregnant woman were rescued from the disabled 29-foot fishing vessel Yo Yo, homeported in Dillingham, near Togiak in Tvativak Bay Sunday and safely transferred to Togiak. Watchstanders at the 17th District command center in…
Rank this Week: 1683

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Aug 14

    Announcement: Attorney Jennifer Howard Joins Our Team

    Announcement: Attorney Jennifer Howard Joins Our Team
    We are so thrilled to announce a new addition to our Watson Immigration Law Team! Jennifer Howard (we call her Jenny!) has joined our firm. She is a recent graduate of University of Washington Law School.  She is smart, funny and very…
  • Aug 12

    September 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary

    September 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary
    The September 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today.  To our regular readers, we will start to cover the China EB5 category from hereon given the retrogression issues involved and it’s effect on our readers and clients. September…
  • Jul 30

    Tahmina interviewed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association about her book

    Tahmina interviewed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association about her book
    Thank you to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for inviting me for the AILA Interview of the Month (AIM). I am honored and grateful. I should have been a little clearer about what a Startup Visa is in the inteview,…
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Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Aug 4

    Case Law Update, Week Ending 7-31-15

    Case Law Update, Week Ending 7-31-15
    The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Robinson v Lewis: The panel asked the California Supreme Court to resolve a question of state law that the Ninth Circuit has…
  • Jul 27

    City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?

    City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?
    The Washington Supreme Court is sending Kent v Cobb back to Division I to examine Due Process and whether the I-502 statute violates constitutional rights because it fails to ·provide notice that conduct was…
  • Jul 27

    Case Law Update

    Case Law Update
      The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals United States v. Guzman-Ibarrez: The panel vacated a conviction and sentence for illegal reentry after deportation or…
Rank this Week: 603

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/
  • Jul 24

    Remembering Attorney Emma Paulsen

    Remembering Attorney Emma Paulsen
    The Omak-Chronicle reported today the death of Emma-Paulsen, the elected Ferry County Prosecuting Attorney. I think I first met Emma Paulsen around 2005 when I first started taking cases in Okanogan County. She worked as public-defender and…
  • Jul 5

    Jeffrey Havard and the “Gate-Keeping” Function

    Jeffrey Havard and the “Gate-Keeping” Function
    “Gate-keeping function.” That is what you call the judge’s role in deciding whether to allow an expert witness to testify. The judge is supposed to screen experts to make sure that what they are saying is scientifically…
  • May 10

    Police Cameras in Washington State – 5 Years Later

    Police Cameras in Washington State – 5 Years Later
    Spokane just announced yesterday that 1/2 of the patrol officers will have to wear a body camera as part of a 6-month pilot project. 5 years ago I wrote a blog post asking if people could really imagine the police in this state wearing body…
Rank this Week: 3337

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 22

    Seattle Sounders Star Marco Pappa Charged with Drunk Driving

    Seattle Sounders Star Marco Pappa Charged with Drunk Driving
    On Sunday, July 20, Seattle Sounders Football Club midfielder Marco Pappa was charged with driving under the influence by Seattle police. He was also charged with speeding at the time of his arrest, according to a report from Q13 FOX. Beyond…
  • Jun 25

    Washington has the Ninth Highest DUI Arrest Statistics in the Country

    Washington has the Ninth Highest DUI Arrest Statistics in the Country
    According to a new study, Washington has the ninth highest DUI arrest statistics in the country. The report, produced by Project Know, estimates that for every 10,000 Washington drivers, 49.8 were arrested for DUI in 2013. As Fusion…
  • Jun 12

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Named in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List for Second Consecutive Year

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Named in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List for Second Consecutive Year
    For the second consecutive year, Dichter Law Office, PLLC is proud to announce that Attorney Jonathan Dichter has been included in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ Edition of 2015. This exclusive list honors attorneys all over the…
Rank this Week: 3484

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

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

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Washington State’s retirees compare well

    Washington State’s retirees compare well
    Here is a link to a website 24/7 Wall Street that categorized statistical data for retirees across the country and it was determined that Washington State is the 9th best in the country for retirees.  As we work and raise our…
  • Jul 15

    10 Surprising Stats about Older American

    10 Surprising Stats about Older American
    Here is a link to a recent story that lists some statistics and projections from the US Census.  If you or a loved one are facing changes as you grow older please don’t hesitate to contact Byrd Garrett about your financial…
  • Jun 1

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is a QTIP Trust?

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is a QTIP Trust?
    The qualified terminable interest property trust, commonly referred to as the QTIP trust, is an advanced estate planning device that is often included in the estate plans of people with blended families. The QTIP trust is, like other trusts,…
Rank this Week: 3692

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
  • Jul 11

    What Questions Should I Be Asking When Filing For Bankruptcy?

    What Questions Should I Be Asking When Filing For Bankruptcy?
    On Monday 6/22/15 I had the pleasure once again 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…Read more ›
  • Apr 30

    What Are My Options With Dealing With Student Loan Debt?

    What Are My Options With Dealing With Student Loan Debt?
    On Monday 4/27/15 I had the pleasure once again 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…Read more ›
  • Mar 25

    Seattle Attorney Richard Symmes On 1150 AM KKNW Talking About Credit Repair

    Seattle Attorney Richard Symmes On 1150 AM KKNW Talking About Credit Repair
    On Monday 3/23/15 I had the pleasure once again 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…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 4711

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    FBAR is Due June 30th

    FBAR is Due June 30th
    This post is a friendly reminder that your 2014 FBARs (FinCEN Form 114) is due June 30th.  If you are a US resident for tax purposes and you have foreign assets, there is a good chance you need to file this form.The FBAR is now filed…
  • Aug 29

    U.S. Treasury and IRS will recognize same sex marriages | Bellevue Tax Lawyer

    U.S. Treasury and IRS will recognize same sex marriages | Bellevue Tax Lawyer
    The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury announced today that they will recognize same-sex marriage for federal tax purposes.  The announcement states that they will recognize the marriage, as long as the couple is married in a state…
  • Aug 24

    Switzerland will soon release bank information to the US | Bellevue Tax Lawyer

    Switzerland will soon release bank information to the US | Bellevue Tax Lawyer
    Two of the larger Swiss banks have agreed to release bank information to U.S. authorities.  The information consists of leaver data from two of the larger Swiss banks.  Leaver data is the data about people that switched banks or…
Rank this Week: 3601

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Foreclosure Mediation Program for Oregon Debtor

    Foreclosure Mediation Program for Oregon Debtor
    An Oregon foreclosure mediation program has undeniably helped many debtors find a way to stay in their homes. The program provides Oregonians with a chance to meet with lenders in order to find ways avoid a foreclosure. The latest…
  • Jun 27

    Electronic Chapter 13 Plan Payments to the Portland Chapter 13 Trustee

    Electronic Chapter 13 Plan Payments to the Portland Chapter 13 Trustee
    Probably the worst way for any Portland area Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debtor to make a monthly payment is out of pocket.  If you have a regular job this isn’t a problem, the payment is just deducted from you wages and you never falls…
  • Jun 21

    Increase in Consumer Debt

    Increase in Consumer Debt
    American consumer debt increased steadily in April as credit-card use surged. At the same time,  education and vehicle debt grew at the slowest pace since July 2012.   While economists typically see a pickup in…
Rank this Week: 5009

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Holland America Passengers Killed in Plane Crash in Alaska

    Holland America Passengers Killed in Plane Crash in Alaska
    As cruise ship injury lawyers representing passengers, we were deeply saddened by the news of 8 Holland America Line passengers killed in a plane crash on Thursday at around 2 pm near the Misty Fjords area about 25 miles northeast of…
  • Jun 1

    Federal Judge Orders Foss to Pay for Medical Cure

    Federal Judge Orders Foss to Pay for Medical Cure
    IN ADMIRALTY FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW RE EVIDENTIARY HEARING ON MAINTENANCE AND CURE This matter came on for an evidentiary hearing, before the Court, sitting without a jury, on May 14, 2015. Plaintiff Jeffrey A. Hedges…
  • May 26

    Federal Court Orders Arctic Storm to Pay Maintenance to Fish Processors Injured in Fire

    Federal Court Orders Arctic Storm to Pay Maintenance to Fish Processors Injured in Fire
    In an order dated May 22, 2015, a Seattle federal court judge issued a ruling requiring Arctic Storm, Inc. to pay back maintenance payments to two fish processors injured on May 20, 2013 when a fire broke out on board the C/P ARCTIC STORM and…
Rank this Week: 2930

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

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

http://sohalang.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4716

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: 2578

Seattle Sports, Entertainment &…

Seattle Sports, Entertainment & Trademark Lawyer Blog

By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://seattle-trademark-lawyer.com/
  • Jun 12

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?

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

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

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?
    Receiving a subpoena letter related to a copyright infringement case from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Comcast or Century link or receiving a demand letter offering to settle your case prior to litigation can be a shock to the…
  • Mar 1

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise
    This Seattle copyright attorney was on the local news yesterday talking about illegal downloading of feature films, the increase of lawsuits in the area and potential consequences. For the full story check out the Komo 4 News website. Here is…
Rank this Week: 4349

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jun 8

    Tenants May Pursue Consumer Protection Act Claim

    Tenants May Pursue Consumer Protection Act Claim
    The Handlins applied to rent an apartment. They were turned down because a tenant screening report showed a previous eviction. The Handlins provided information showing that the previous eviction case had been resolved in their favor. The…
  • Jun 1

    An Attorney is Required in Court for LLCs and Corporation

    An Attorney is Required in Court for LLCs and Corporation
    Any LLC or corporation appearing as a party in a lawsuit must be represented by an attorney. A non-lawyer cannot represent a professional services corporation, even if he or she is the corporation’s sole director, officer, and…
  • May 28

    Tenants May Claim Relocation Assistance in Eviction Case

    Tenants May Claim Relocation Assistance in Eviction Case
    Pham, a Seattle residential landlord, bought a rental property at foreclosure. It was metered for five units, so he assumed it was properly permitted for five living units. It turned out that the building was only permitted as a triplex. Pham…
Rank this Week: 2540

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • Jun 5

    Three Kids Linked to Raw Goat Milk Campylobacter Outbreak

    Three Kids Linked to Raw Goat Milk Campylobacter Outbreak
    Orange County has confirmed three cases of campylobacteriosis infection associated with consumption of raw goat milk distributed by Claravale Farm of San Benito County, California.  All three patients are young... Continue Reading
  • Jun 3

    73% of British Chickens Have Campylobacter At Retail

    73% of British Chickens Have Campylobacter At Retail
    After a year of testing store-bought chicken in the United Kingdom for Campylobacter, the Food Standards Agency there has published the results — and they’re pretty dismal. More than 4,000 samples... Continue Reading
  • Mar 27

    Raw Milk Linked to Campylobacter Illnesse

    Raw Milk Linked to Campylobacter Illnesse
    In 2012 Claravale Farms was linked to 22 Campylobacter illnesses by CDPH. California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today warned consumers that the... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 4866

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Jun 3

    Hepatitis A Causes Utah Restaurant Scare

    Hepatitis A Causes Utah Restaurant Scare
    The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) has received confirmation that a food handler working at a restaurant in Iron County has tested positive for hepatitis A. The health department... Continue Reading
  • May 15

    Hepatitis A Fears in New Jersey

    Hepatitis A Fears in New Jersey
    According to the Camden County Health Department in New Jersey, a server at the Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ, recently tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus. The health department has... Continue…
  • Apr 14

    Arkansas Subway in Hepatitis A Spotlight

    Arkansas Subway in Hepatitis A Spotlight
    The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A) exposure after a Subway employee in Morrilton tested positive for the virus. The Subway... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 407

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • May 18

    Light Duty – one more quick thought

    Light Duty – one more quick thought
    One more quick thought on light duty. If you have a Washington L&I claim, your attending medical provider must review and approve a specific light duty job description before the employer can make a bona fide offer of a light duty job. It…
  • May 15

    Reopening an L&I Claim

    Reopening an L&I Claim
    I get a lot of phone calls asking questions about reopening an L&I claim. So here are the basics that I share with most everyone who calls. – A claim can be reopened for full benefits anytime within 7 years of the first claim…
  • May 13

    Welch&Condon

    Welch&Condon
    http://www.welchcondon.com/ We launched a new website a few months ago! Check it out. Thanks to the folks at Hemisphere for doing such a great job. We hope this new site makes us more accessible to our clients, and to those who need help, but…
Rank this Week: 2059

Luvera Law Firm Blawg

Luvera Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.luveralawfirm.com/about/blog/
  • May 18

    Virginia Mason Hospital Joins Luvera Law Firm in Superbug Lawsuit

    Virginia Mason Hospital Joins Luvera Law Firm in Superbug Lawsuit
    It is not every day that a defendant in a lawsuit joins forces with the plaintiff against another defendant, but that is exactly what defendant Virginia Mason Hospital has done. It recently united with the Luvera Law Firm, which…
  • Apr 9

    Share the road

    Share the road
    Rules for Motorists Using Washington’s roads requires care and courtesy whether you are driving a car or riding a bicycle. Washington law requires every driver to respect the rights of others to be on the road. You can do your part by…
  • Apr 9

    Share the road

    Share the road
    Rules for Motorists Using Washington’s roads requires care and courtesy whether you are driving a car or riding a bicycle. Washington law requires every driver to respect the rights of others to be on the road. You can do your part by…
Rank this Week: 1997