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Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Apr 24

    22nd Annual Washington Construction Law Seminar

    22nd Annual Washington Construction Law Seminar
    John P. Ahlers and Paul R. Cressman, Jr. are pleased to announce that they are presenting at The Seminar Group’s upcoming 22nd Annual Washington Construction Law Seminar on September 17th and 18th, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in…
  • Apr 23

    Homeowners Association Board Members Liable to Homeowners Based on Ordinary Negligence

    Homeowners Association Board Members Liable to Homeowners Based on Ordinary Negligence
    In Waltz v. Tanager Estates Homeowner’s Association, Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals addressed a lawsuit brought by homeowners, the Waltzes, against their Homeowners Association (“HOA”) and individual members…
  • Apr 21

    Federal Court Reaffirms a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business’ Right to Due Proce

    Federal Court Reaffirms a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business’ Right to Due Proce
    The Veterans Benefit Act of 2003 established a procurement program for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (“SDVOSB”) concerns.  This program provides that contracting officers may restrict competition to SDVOSB,…
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Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

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

    Native American Actors Walk Off New Adam Sandler Movie To Protest Stereotype

    Native American Actors Walk Off New Adam Sandler Movie To Protest Stereotype
    Nine Native American actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler comedy “The Ridiculous Six”, claiming the film is "totally disrespectful" of Apache culture. Actor Loren Anthony said producers ignored their concerns about…
  • Apr 6

    VAWA Seminar - 24 April 2015 at Seattle University

    VAWA Seminar - 24 April 2015 at Seattle University
                                                  VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT   Friday, April 24, 2015 Panel: 5:00…
  • Mar 2

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

    Tribal Sovereignty and Development Colloquium, May 28/29, 2015 in Seattle
      The United States and Native American nations have a treaty-based, government-to-government relationship with a unique political and legal dynamic of mutual sovereignty. This colloquium will feature recognized experts presenting…
Rank this Week: 1269

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Apr 23

    2014: Villa Romano Green Farms Botulism Outbreak With Ohio Victim

    2014: Villa Romano Green Farms Botulism Outbreak With Ohio Victim
    In late May 2014 John Napierski, purchased seven jars of VR Greens Farms (VRGF) Basil Pine Nut Pesto at a Farm Stand operated at the Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club in San Clemente, California.  While on a road trip east, Mr. Napierski…
  • Apr 23

    Frozen Wegetables Recalled Over Listeria

    Frozen Wegetables Recalled Over Listeria
    Inventure Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables as well as select varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie kits due to finding of Listeria…
  • Apr 23

    Blue Bell Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak – Illnesses Began in 2010

    Blue Bell Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak – Illnesses Began in 2010
    Illnesses to Date:  As of April 21, 2015, a total of ten patients infected with several strains of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from four states: Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (3). Since the last update on…
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Apr 23

    Can I expunge my DUI Court record?

    Can I expunge my DUI Court record?
    No. Under current Washington State Law you cannot expunge or erase the Court record and/or docket - even if - the DUI is reduced to Reckless or Negligent Driving. Vacating your conviction is a different matter. See this blog for...
  • Apr 22

    How do I find someone in Snohomish County Jail?

    How do I find someone in Snohomish County Jail?
    There is a real-time online register. Just remember it can take several hours or more for somebody to be booked into or released from Jail. Look-up Snohomish County Jail
  • Apr 22

    When is my DUI Bail exonerated?

    When is my DUI Bail exonerated?
    Your Bail for your DUI case is typically exonerated at Sentencing. Although, if you have significant Jail time to serve the Judge may delay it until you turn yourself into the Jail to serve your sentence.
Rank this Week: 901

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: 145

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Materials Available: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?" Webinar

    Materials Available: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?" Webinar
    On April 21, 2015, attorneys from the Foster Pepper Employment and Labor group presented a webinar titled "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?" They discussed various updates that should be considered for employee handbooks…
  • Apr 1

    No Foolin' - Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance Takes Effect April 1

    No Foolin' - Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance Takes Effect April 1
    April 1 is implementation day for Seattle’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance. Starting April 1, large businesses with over 500 employees must pay workers wages of at least $11 per hour. Smaller businesses with 500 or fewer employees must pay…
  • Mar 27

    Upcoming Seminar: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?"

    Upcoming Seminar: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?"
    At their best, handbooks can effectively communicate employer policies and culture, and provide a strong defense against employee claims. At their worst, handbooks can sow confusion or trigger liability. Join attorneys from Foster…
Rank this Week: 4076

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

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

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Can you Transfer Inheritances? 3 Common Question

    Can you Transfer Inheritances? 3 Common Question
    While it may seem like a counterintuitive option, there may come a time when you might want, or even need, to transfer inheritance rights to others. The process of transferring inheritances, the circumstances under which you might want to do…
  • Apr 22

    As Your Family Grows Up, Your Estate Plan Should Change

    As Your Family Grows Up, Your Estate Plan Should Change
    If you are a parent of a young child in the Seattle, Washington area who has taken the time to craft an estate plan, you should be prepared to make changes to your plan as your family grows up. Whether you have a single child, multiple…
  • Apr 5

    What Boomers Need to Address in Their Estate Plan

    What Boomers Need to Address in Their Estate Plan
    As the number of baby boomers who reach the age of 65 increases by 10,000 every day, the need for members of this generation to address estate planning issues continues to grow. Like all adults, every baby boomer should have a comprehensive…
Rank this Week: 2188

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Questions, Questions!

    Questions, Questions!
    People have been asking questions about the last few posts, and, of course, I can’t resist replying. The first thing I heard were questions about how I represent people when I “know” they are guilty. The answer to that is…
  • Apr 20

    COPS GONE WILD

    COPS GONE WILD
    It’s a giant flood of bad cops, raining down from the internet skies. A veritable avalanche of bad behavior, much of it caught on tape. Bad cops on tape. By bad I don’t necessarily mean dishonest. Just bad. Take the case of…
  • Apr 15

    Everyone Deserves a Decent Defense

    Everyone Deserves a Decent Defense
    Sorry if I am going overboard on the case of Officer Slager’s shooting of Walter Scott. I just can’t help it. If law school exams had been this interesting I would have enjoyed them much more.  Real life is so much more…
Rank this Week: 2000

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Apr 23

    Contracting Scams Result in Jail Time and Fine

    Contracting Scams Result in Jail Time and Fine
    Seattle – A contractor who scammed two building owners has been sentenced to four months in King County Jail and ordered to pay more than $25,000 in restitution. Collin Patrick Chester, 43, pled guilty in December 2014 to two…
  • Apr 20

    Workers’ Comp Programs Further Injure Injured Worker

    Workers’ Comp Programs Further Injure Injured Worker
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. Those of us who represent injured workers have known for a long time that workers’ compensation does not restore an injured worker to his pre-injury wage…
  • Apr 16

    Causey Law Firm is Proud to Support Lowell Elementary School!

    Causey Law Firm is Proud to Support Lowell Elementary School!
    Causey Law Firm was a proud supporter of Lowell’s BIG EVENT, a gala fundraiser held on April 2.  The first event of its kind for Lowell, the BIG EVENT brought together businesses, parents, faculty, staff, and supporters from all…
Rank this Week: 4958

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 23

    Invasion of Wearable Technology in the Workplace

    Invasion of Wearable Technology in the Workplace
    By Cheryl Lee Wearable Technology is one of the hottest new technology areas today. Apple Watch, Google Glass, as well as health monitoring devices like FitBit, may be some of the most well known examples of wearable technology. However,…
  • Apr 20

    “Dislike” – Service of Process Via Facebook Messenger

    “Dislike” – Service of Process Via Facebook Messenger
    By Christian Kaiser Suppose you are sitting across from a hot date at a trendy restaurant downtown. Like all of the dates you get from Tinder, this date starts off great. It is intellectually stimulating. You talk about your interests. You…
  • Apr 17

    Guided into the Wilderness: FDA’s Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Leaves Many Unanswered Question

    Guided into the Wilderness: FDA’s Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Leaves Many Unanswered Question
    By Miriam Swedlow Let’s face it; the FDA has a tough job. It must navigate the thin line between balancing public safety and facilitating business innovation. It is perpetually in the zone of “damned if they do and damned if they…
Rank this Week: 2033

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Apr 22

    Coast Guard JayHawk Rescues 3

    Coast Guard JayHawk Rescues 3
    JUNEAU, Alaska Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued three mariners after a fire started on board their 82-foot vessel north of Kodiak Island Tuesday. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the mariners from their life raft…
  • Apr 9

    Coast Guard terminates 2 voyages for safety

    Coast Guard terminates 2 voyages for safety
    Coast Guard crews operating in Rosario Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca terminated the voyages of two commercial fishing vessels for safety gear concerns in the past 36 hours. One vessel was near Anacortes, the second in the Strait of…
  • Apr 3

    Russian Trawler Sinks - 56 Dead - Ice, or Safety Violation?

    Russian Trawler Sinks - 56 Dead - Ice, or Safety Violation?
    The Russian trawler the Dalniy Vostok went down in the Sea of Okhotsk, off the Kamchatka peninsula, 330 km (205 miles) west of Krutogorovsky settlement, at around 06:30 local time (20:30 GMT Wednesday). 56 people so far confirmed dead. The…
Rank this Week: 293

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: 2643

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: 1139

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Apr 22

    Washington Brewery Guest Taps – Applying the “25%” Rule

    Washington Brewery Guest Taps – Applying the “25%” Rule
    Are guest taps legal at Washington breweries? If you’ve been around town, you know the answer has to be yes. But, are there any restrictions on what a Washington brewery can pour at its taproom? Let’s dig in. In Washington,…
  • Apr 13

    Connect with Reiser Legal in Portland at CBC!

    Connect with Reiser Legal in Portland at CBC!
    Just as many of you are packing things up and heading over to beautiful PDX, Doug and I are also winding things down, locking the “shop,” and en route to the Craft Brewers Conference hoopla, too! We break our typical reporting to…
  • Apr 11

    Seattle Brewery Trademark Dispute Gets Acidic: Issues with “Tangerine Wheat”

    Seattle Brewery Trademark Dispute Gets Acidic: Issues with “Tangerine Wheat”
    Striking close to home, today I report on a Seattle brewery trademark dispute. Since it’s on my home court, it’s only fair if I wax a little poetic. As you might have read by now, Eureka, California’s Lost Coast…
Rank this Week: 184

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/
  • Apr 21

    Blue Bell ice cream off the shelves after Listeria outbreak

    Blue Bell ice cream off the shelves after Listeria outbreak
    All Blue Bell ice cream products have been recalled including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen products in 23 states after the company has not been able to pinpoint the cause of Listeria contamination in some of it's…
  • Apr 14

    Bonney Lake couple and baby killed when concrete from construction project falls on their truck

    Bonney Lake couple and baby killed when concrete from construction project falls on their truck
    Vanessa and Josh Ellis, of Bonney Lake, and their 8-month old baby son were killed Monday night when a slab of concrete fell from a Highway 410 overpass and struck their motor vehicle crushing it. Construction workers were working to install…
  • Apr 8

    2-year-old dies after falling into uncovered septic tank in Skagit County

    2-year-old dies after falling into uncovered septic tank in Skagit County
    Orion Fenstra, a 2-year-old-boy, was killed on Monday morning around 10am when he fell into an uncovered septic well when his family was visiting another family in the 20000 block of Sanchez lane in Burlington in Skagit County reports Fox…
Rank this Week: 458

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    The Low Down on Valuation Caps and Discounts in Convertible Note

    The Low Down on Valuation Caps and Discounts in Convertible Note
    It is common for startups to raise early rounds of financing through convertible debt. Convertible debt, generally called a “convertible note,” typically converts into equity when the company raises another round of financing. In…
  • Apr 15

    Investment Club: Securities Law

    Investment Club: Securities Law
    Raising capital is a costly endeavor and it requires compliance with securities laws. But people who want to pool their funds to help businesses grow have some options to avoid being subject to more restrictive securities requirements. One…
  • Apr 3

    Why a Repurchase Option Matters to Startup

    Why a Repurchase Option Matters to Startup
    Most founders are concerned about making sure each of the co-founders are invested in the company. Founders often ask about protecting against a co-founder leaving the company, taking his or her equity, and sharing in the potential future…
Rank this Week: 3732

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

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

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Court Resolves Dispute Over Sewer Line Damage Caused by Tree Root

    Court Resolves Dispute Over Sewer Line Damage Caused by Tree Root
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently issued an unpublished opinion involving downhill homeowners' claims against neighboring uphill homeowners and a neighboring uphill undeveloped property owner for damage to their residence caused by a…
  • Apr 5

    Washington Supreme Court Affirms Drainage Pipe Maintenance Decision

    Washington Supreme Court Affirms Drainage Pipe Maintenance Decision
    The Washington Supreme Court recently upheld an appellate court's decision that the City of Bothell assumed responsibility for maintaining a drainage pipe installed in a residential subdivision in Snohomish County.  The Court concluded…
  • Mar 4

    HOAleader.com Interviews Discuss Actions Without Meetings and Alcohol at Meeting

    HOAleader.com Interviews Discuss Actions Without Meetings and Alcohol at Meeting
    I was recently interviewed by HOAleader.com regarding two interesting questions that community association boards sometimes encounter.  First, can boards act without a meeting?  Second, can boards allow alcohol at meetings?  To…
Rank this Week: 1353

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

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

    All Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalled

    All Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalled
    Case Count Update As of April 21, 2015, a total of ten patients infected with several strains of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from four states: Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma... Continue Reading
  • Apr 20

    Blue Bell Should Have Been Testing For Listeria Years Ago

    Blue Bell Should Have Been Testing For Listeria Years Ago
    Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet... Continue Reading
  • Apr 17

    Taylor Farms Recalls Listeria Spinach

    Taylor Farms Recalls Listeria Spinach
    WBTV South Carolina reports that The spinach that was served at ten Lancaster County Schools has been recalled. The 10 schools included in the recall are A.R. Rucker Middle, Brooklyn Springs... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 392

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

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

    When a co-defendant is charged with the same offense: State v. Down

    When a co-defendant is charged with the same offense: State v. Down
    For starters, let’s say that John Doe is charged with possession of a firearm when he is pulled over by police late one night. At the time he was charged, he was in a car with a friend who is indisputably the one who possessed the gun…
  • Apr 18

    Frequently Asked Questions – Part 2

    Frequently Asked Questions – Part 2
    To continue from last week’s post, here is more frequently asked questions by Washington clients involved in family law cases: Am I allowed to move? When an unmarried parent wants to move they have to consider how their move may impact…
  • Apr 15

    Neighbors and No Contact Order

    Neighbors and No Contact Order
    Washington State courts can issue an No Contact Order (NCO) as condition of sentence, but can they require a distance requirement that results in a hypothetical client being prohibited from living in his residence which is next door to the…
Rank this Week: 3005

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

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

    Salmonella in Santa Barbara

    Salmonella in Santa Barbara
    The Ventura County Public Health Department announced a Salmonella Paratyphi outbreak on Monday. Eighteen cases have already been confirmed in Southern California with one case in Santa Barbara County and... Continue Reading
  • Apr 18

    Nuts with Salmonella Recalled

    Nuts with Salmonella Recalled
    Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children,... Continue Reading
  • Apr 17

    Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing After Testing Positive For Salmonella

    Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing After Testing Positive For Salmonella
    Conway Import Co., Inc. is recalling Conway Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing and Conway Citrus Organic Vinaigrette Dressing because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 319

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/
  • Apr 19

    Cash for Keys: Getting More Value Out of Home Surrender in Oregon Bankruptcy

    Cash for Keys: Getting More Value Out of Home Surrender in Oregon Bankruptcy
    Once you opt to surrender you home in your Oregon Bankruptcy, you will probably want to stay in the house for as long as you can. All too often we have seen Oregon Bankruptcy clients move out of homes in bankruptcy, thinking the foreclosure…
  • Apr 16

    Vancouver Bankruptcy Filers Get Real Time Notice from Court

    Vancouver Bankruptcy Filers Get Real Time Notice from Court
    Vancouver bankruptcy filers will be happy to hear that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington is now offering debtors the ability to receive court notices and orders via email through a program called “Debtor…
  • Apr 15

    Student Loan Debt Collectors Denied

    Student Loan Debt Collectors Denied
    Good riddance to several debt collectors that seemed hellbent on sending all Oregon student loan debtors into bankruptcy. Pioneer Credit Recovery, Enterprise Recovery Systems, National Recoveries, and Coast Professional had all sued…
Rank this Week: 4059

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Covers Washington State and Seattle DUI defense, information and news. By Leyba Defense PLLC.

http://seattleduiarrest.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    DUI arrest in Seattle and you're a Pharmacist....what happens next?

    DUI arrest in Seattle and you're a Pharmacist....what happens next?
    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Seattle or anywhere in Washington State and you're a Pharmacist then you could face the possibility of some serious job repercussions depending on the final outcome of your case.  It is best to contact…
  • Jan 23

    WA State legislator proposes bill that would make fourth offense DUI a felony

    WA State legislator proposes bill that would make fourth offense DUI a felony
    Now that the 2015 Washington State legislative session is under way.  The annual what can we do to make DUI laws tougher here in Washington State has begin.  The latest example is a proposed bill that would make a fourth offense DUI a…
  • Dec 28

    How often can you expect to have Court on a DUI case?

    How often can you expect to have Court on a DUI case?
    One of the most common questions I get asked as a Seattle DUI Attorney is how many times will I have to go to Court for my DUI case.  The answer is pretty simply.... It depends.   Here are the factors that will determine how often a…
Rank this Week: 2080

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

    It's a Bead Dog Eat Bead Dog World!

    It's a Bead Dog Eat Bead Dog World!
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals:  “This case concerns the intersection between intellectual property rights and a Mardi Gras tradition.”  New Orleans Mardi Gras parade onlookers receive strands of beads thrown by…
  • Apr 10

    A Copy of Something Huge is Still a Copy Under Copyright Law

    A Copy of Something Huge is Still a Copy Under Copyright Law
    The 1976 Copyright Act protects sculptures as copyrightable works.  17 USC §102(a)(5).  The Copyright Act also authorizes the court to order the destruction or other reasonable disposition of all infringing copies.…
  • Apr 3

    Copyright Owner Must Produce the Infringed Work in Infringement Lawsuit

    Copyright Owner Must Produce the Infringed Work in Infringement Lawsuit
    Smith Vil founded the Foundation for the Technological and Economic Advancement of Mirebalais, Inc. (FATEM), a non-profit organization, in 2006.  FATEM terminated Vil in September 2009.  Vil filed a copyright registration…
Rank this Week: 550

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3278

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
  • Apr 16

    WA Supreme Court: No Second Injury Fund Relief for Post-Pension Treatment

    WA Supreme Court: No Second Injury Fund Relief for Post-Pension Treatment
    Boeing v. DLI Here, the worker was exposed to some chemicals through the course of her career. She had a leg injury previously, but the combination of the leg injury and asthma from the exposure made her permanently disabled and she was…
  • Apr 15

    Avoiding Contractor Payment Pitfall

    Avoiding Contractor Payment Pitfall
    (Credit: Nina Matthews, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0) The other day, I was meeting with a client regarding a substantial sum that he had not been paid by one of his clients. Now, ordinarily, this would be an easy process for a contractor.…
  • Apr 14

    Division III: No Necessity Easement When You’ve Been given a Right of Acce

    Division III: No Necessity Easement When You’ve Been given a Right of Acce
    Williams Place, LLC v. Washington State Department of Transportation Technically, I could call this a land use case, but its really more basic property law. If you want a really good recap of Washington easement law, this is a good place to…
Rank this Week: 4752

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 2

    Louisiana Lien Waivers Made Simple

    Louisiana Lien Waivers Made Simple
    A mechanic’s lien is a last-resort measure used by construction procurers to obtain payment withheld by a client. In this day and age, however, many clients harbor valid concerns about fraudulent liens, especially considering…
  • Mar 2

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

    Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bond
    The world of public contracting is quite complex because at stake are a lot of taxpayer dollars, with figures sometimes in the billions. In order to compete for these jobs, contractors will have to take out contract surety bonds. Two types of…
Rank this Week: 1406

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/
  • Apr 14

    Distracted driving cited in car accident death

    Distracted driving cited in car accident death
    Car accident investigators are blaming a driver who was distracted by his cell phone for the death of one woman and the injury of two others Monday night in Kent. The King County Sheriff's office said the driver of a Ford sedan drifted…
  • Mar 24

    Car accidents leading cause of death for teens age 15-20

    Car accidents leading cause of death for teens age 15-20
    The leading cause of death among teenagers ages 15-20 is car accidents according to the National Center for Health Statistics. In fact, teenagers are three times more likely to be killed in a car accident than any other age group. Not only do…
  • Mar 22

    Have you suffered whiplash injury in a car accident?

    Have you suffered whiplash injury in a car accident?
    If you've been injured in a car or truck accident, you might have concerns including how to pay for medical treatment after your accident. The Farber Law Group is a personal injury law firm in Bellevue, Washington with more than 30 years…
Rank this Week: 488

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

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

    Restaurant Workers to get Hepatitis A Vaccines?

    Restaurant Workers to get Hepatitis A Vaccines?
    Shawn Flynn of KWC News reports that a Charlotte restaurant owner is going on the offensive battling perception and health concern over Hepatitis A. “The restaurant industry is thriving,” said Jon Dressler,... Continue…
  • Mar 22

    Buffalo’s Casa di Pizza Link in Hepatitis A Worry

    Buffalo’s Casa di Pizza Link in Hepatitis A Worry
    POLONCARZ, BURSTEIN ANNOUNCE PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS TO PREVENT HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK Confirmed Case of Hepatitis A in Local Restaurant Worker; Low Risk that Patrons during Specific March Time Frame May... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 504

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Apr 14

    SB 5052 (Medical Marijuana Law Update)

    SB 5052 (Medical Marijuana Law Update)
    SB 5052 passed the house and, after one more committee, will be on the way to the Governor for a signature enacting this latest bill into law. What will the “new laws” be? If passed, they are sweeping. Up until now, we…
  • Feb 2

    Case Law Update (February 2015)

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

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)
    Washington State Law Supreme Court of Washington State v. Homan:  In an opinion authored by Justice Wiggins and joined by Chief Justice Madsen and Justices Fairhurst, J.M. Johnson (P.T.), Stephens, Gonzalez, and Gordon McCloud, the Court…
Rank this Week: 126

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

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

    May 2015 Visa Bulletin Out- EB5 China Retrogresses Almost 2 Year

    May 2015 Visa Bulletin Out- EB5 China Retrogresses Almost 2 Year
    The May 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today by the Dept. of State. Our commentary will follow soon. BUT headline: The much anticipated retrogression for China EB5 preference is finally here.  Cut-off date is May 1, 2013- that is almost…
  • Apr 13

    USCIS received 233,000 H1b visa petition

    USCIS received 233,000 H1b visa petition
    Today, USCIS announced that they received 233,000 petitions for fiscal year 2016.  The random selection process will begin soon.  See below copy of USCIS notice. If you have filed a petition, we wish you all the best in…
  • Apr 12

    Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland

    Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland
    We are very proud to announce that Tahmina will be speaking on Startup Visa issues at the Bitspiration Festival 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. The Bitspiration Festival will be held on June 22-23 in Warsaw, Poland.  We are very honored for the…
Rank this Week: 391

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 13

    DUI Offender Endangers 11 Seniors on the Road

    DUI Offender Endangers 11 Seniors on the Road
    Last week, the driver of Snohomish Senior Center van was pulled over and charged with a DUI by the Washington State Patrol. The stop occurred on Highway 2 and happened after the driver's 11 elderly passengers called for him to stop. The…
  • Mar 16

    New Bill Proposes Tougher DUI Laws in Washington

    New Bill Proposes Tougher DUI Laws in Washington
    Bipartisan lawmakers are looking to strengthen DUI laws all across Washington. This past January, a group of lawmakers presented House Bill 1279 to the House Committee on Public Safety. Among its provisions, the bill aims to bolster ignition…
  • Jan 30

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

    Seahawks Fans: Don't Drink and Drive on Super Bowl Sunday
    As exciting as it is to have the Seahawks playing in their second Super Bowl in two years, it's important for 12s across the state to have a plan in place to get home after the game. Washington State Patrol Deputy Chief Curt Hattell wants…
Rank this Week: 4585

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 2560

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Apr 13

    Social Security Disability and Bipolar Disorder

    Social Security Disability and Bipolar Disorder
    Probably one of the more challenging conditions that we come across in trying to establish that an individual is disabled enough to receive Social Security disability benefits has to do with the diagnosed condition of Bipolar Disorder. It is…
  • Apr 10

    Dealing with Adverse Medical Reports – Duty to Disclose

    Dealing with Adverse Medical Reports – Duty to Disclose
    Regarding a duty on the part of a claimant’s representative to provide to the Social Security Administration and/or the office of Disability Adjudication and Review any “adverse evidence” that they may have in their…
  • Feb 25

    Qualifying For Social Security Disability and SSI

    Qualifying For Social Security Disability and SSI
    The threshold question for both Title II SSD and Title XVI SSI is the same: is the individual disabled, or likely to be disabled, for at least a twelve consecutive month period? The difference between the two programs is that to qualify for…
Rank this Week: 4467

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 30

    Wrongful Death and the Value of Life

    Wrongful Death and the Value of Life
    Civil lawsuits are open to the public because they involve both public and private interests.  The two main goals of any civil suit are deterrence and compensation.  Deterrence serves the public interests, and compensation the…
Rank this Week: 3118

Washington Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Washington Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.washingtonmaritimeinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 5004

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Apr 6

    Post Divorce Mediation

    Post Divorce Mediation
    Divorce is not an end-all situation. Life brings many changes, situations often arise involving your former spouse that will need to be addressed long after the papers have been signed. With all the factors that connect a couple when they are…
  • Feb 24

    Divorce Mediation Can Help During Tax Season

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

    The Divorce Mediator and Attorney Team

    The Divorce Mediator and Attorney Team
    Video Series Part 3 Divorce: Mediator and Attorney Team from Cimira Studios on Vimeo. A common misconception in divorce mediation is that if you’re using a mediator, you don’t need an attorney; for some couples that may be true.…
Rank this Week: 2991

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • 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
  • Dec 24

    Indiana Sees More Than 1,000 Shigella Cases in 2014

    Indiana Sees More Than 1,000 Shigella Cases in 2014
    In 2013, the state of Indiana reported approximately 100 cases of the gastrointestinal bacterial infection, shigellosis. This year, state health officials say that number is more than 1,000. Every year, about 14,000... Continue…
  • Oct 28

    Salsarita Shigella Outbreak Lawsuit – Arkansas (2014)

    Salsarita Shigella Outbreak Lawsuit – Arkansas (2014)
    Salsarita’s Restaurant in the Walmart Home Office Café in Bentonville has reopened following a Shigella outbreak that made 275 sick in nine states according to the Benton County Health Department.  According to...…
Rank this Week: 1075

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/
  • Apr 3

    No Privacy Interest In Employee's Identity Connected To Existence Of Investigation When Allegations Are Not Described

    No Privacy Interest In Employee's Identity Connected To Existence Of Investigation When Allegations Are Not Described
    In Predisik v. Spokane School District No. 81, the Washington Supreme Court holds by a 5 justice majority that disclosure of employer investigation records that reveal an employee’s identity do not implicate employee privacy rights…
  • Mar 5

    Washington Supreme Court Grants Petitions to Review Nissen v. Pierce County

    Washington Supreme Court Grants Petitions to Review Nissen v. Pierce County
    On March 3, 2015, the Washington Supreme Court granted two petitions to review Nissen v. Pierce County, 183 Wn. App. 581, 333 P.3d 577 (2014).  In Nissen, the Washington Court of Appeals applied the Washington Public Records Act and held…
  • Mar 3

    Hillary Clinton Defends Use of Personal E-mail

    Hillary Clinton Defends Use of Personal E-mail
    On March 2, 2015, The New York Times reported that Hilary Clinton, during her tenure as Secretary of State, may have violated federal regulations by using her personal e-mail to conduct government business. The report says that Clinton aides…
Rank this Week: 3763

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

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

    The Woodpecker and another tale of betrayal

    The Woodpecker and another tale of betrayal
    Someone is knocking on the door.  Nala starts barking.  Reach over for phone.  It is 6:30 a.m.  The knocking continues.  Realize it isn’t knocking. Jump out of bed.  Rush to the balcony door. …
  • Mar 19

    If at first you don’t succeed…The Tale of Mr. T part 2

    If at first you don’t succeed…The Tale of Mr. T part 2
    The movie gift that just keeps giving – is the showdown between Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men.  That moment on the witness stand when Jack defiantly declares his magnificence.  Gets up to leave.  And Tom…
  • Mar 17

    Argument by iphone

    Argument by iphone
    Alarm goes off.  Am already conscious.  Tissues surround me.  Am ill. Have to be in court by 8:45.  Go through the motions.  Get there in time.  Judge S is late.  We are set to argue before a jury trial…
Rank this Week: 4787

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • 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
  • Mar 22

    Campylobacter Risk: Raw Milk Recalled

    Campylobacter Risk: Raw Milk Recalled
    Raw milk, raw nonfat milk and raw cream produced by Claravale Farm of San Benito County are the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State... Continue Reading
  • Feb 7

    Raw Milk Campylobacter Recall in Pennsylvania

    Raw Milk Campylobacter Recall in Pennsylvania
    The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has warned consumers who bought raw milk from Apple Valley Creamery in Adams County to immediately discard it due to Campylobacter contamination found in a... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 4025

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
Rank this Week: 4867

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Responding to Falling CPI: Should you opt for a Fixed Percentage Wage Settlement?

    Responding to Falling CPI: Should you opt for a Fixed Percentage Wage Settlement?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer More often than not, employers prefer a fixed percent COLA adjustment, as opposed to a number tied to the CPI. Having a fixed percentage COLA number written in the “out year” labor contract settlements…
  • Mar 12

    Recent Inflation Indicators Up and Down, Mostly Down

    Recent Inflation Indicators Up and Down, Mostly Down
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer The recent fall off in gas prices has dramatically impacted the reported inflation rate. The most recent rate reported on the Seattle inflation numbers were through the end of 2014 and, following a dramatic fall…
  • Mar 6

    Latest Report from State Economic Forecast Council Highlights Improved Economic Condition

    Latest Report from State Economic Forecast Council Highlights Improved Economic Condition
    By Jim Cline The February “Economic and Revenue Update” from the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council provides a good summary of the recent rounds of good economic news both nationally and locally. The key…
Rank this Week: 2628

Graham Lawyer Blog

Graham Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.grahamlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 8

    Spokane Posts Confusing Prostitution Sign

    Spokane Posts Confusing Prostitution Sign
    The City of Spokane posted new signs warning of the impoundment of cars and trucks if people are arrested for patronizing a prostitute. The signs are required by law if a city designates a certain area for tows. The signs are already proving…
  • Feb 1

    Spokane to Tow Vehicles for Prostitution Arrest

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

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

    Washington Marijuana Stores: 8 Things Canadians Need to Know Before Visiting
    Today is the big day in Washington State. Twenty-two state-licensed marijuana stores will open, including two in Bellingham, Washington. But before traveling south, there are important things Canadians need to know about the complicated legal…
Rank this Week: 1056

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • Mar 6

    Insult to Injury

    Insult to Injury
    This is a terrific series from ProPublica on the state of Workers Compensation in this Nation. A must read! http://www.propublica.org/series/workers-compensation
  • Feb 26

    Social Security Offset and “Full Retirement Age”

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

    Why talk to an attorney?

    Why talk to an attorney?
    Thought this might be a conversation starter . . .  
Rank this Week: 4487

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Why you need to check your Facebook privacy settings today.

    Why you need to check your Facebook privacy settings today.
    As a personal injury law firm, we have growing concern that many people do not realize that their privacy settings are not properly set in Facebook and that anyone can see their posts, comments, and private photographs. In our experience,…
  • Feb 12

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

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

    Vessel Owner Has A Duty to Promptly Pay Mainteance and Cure

    Vessel Owner Has A Duty to Promptly Pay Mainteance and Cure
    Does a vessel owner have an obligation to promptly furnish maintenance and cure to a seaman injured in the service of the vessel?  The short answer is yes and the maritime law prohibits vessel owners from creating artificial roadblocks…
Rank this Week: 3464