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Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Mar 30

    CU Boulder Introduces Entrepreneur Program!

    CU Boulder Introduces Entrepreneur Program!
    After several years of pushing for legislative reform, some startup/investor leaders have turned to alternative methods of fixing the startup visa problem. The Massachusetts Global Entrepreneurship in Residence (GEIR) program was the result.…
  • Mar 25

    March Madness Politic

    March Madness Politic
    As an immigration lawyer, what do I look for when it comes to USCIS? A good system that works.  For that, what is most needed is good leadership. Leadership that can accomplish tasks, organize large groups of people.  That is what I…
  • Mar 25

    March Immigration Madne

    March Immigration Madne
Rank this Week: 579

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Mar 30

    Judge Orders Seafood Company Closed Due to Listeria and Botulism Risk

    Judge Orders Seafood Company Closed Due to Listeria and Botulism Risk
    At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a judge has ordered L.A. Star Seafood Company Inc., located in Los Angeles, and its owners, Sima and Sam Goldring, to halt operations until they demonstrate to the FDA that they can…
  • Mar 29

    Cow Share Link to Raw Milk 2005 E. coli Outbreak

    Cow Share Link to Raw Milk 2005 E. coli Outbreak
    On December 12, 2005, the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s (WSDA) Food Safety Program (FSP) was notified that the Washington Department of Health had received a report of a positive E. coli O157:H7 test in a patient from the…
  • Mar 29

    A 2008 Raw Milk Campylobacter Outbreak with Devistating Result

    A 2008 Raw Milk Campylobacter Outbreak with Devistating Result
    On October 2, 2008, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a report linking an outbreak of Campylobacter illnesses to unpasteurized milk from Alexandre Eco Farms Dairy. The report was the result of an investigation commenced…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 25

    Robert Gellatly Inducted into International Academy of Trial Lawyer

    Robert Gellatly Inducted into International Academy of Trial Lawyer
    Luvera Law Firm attorney Robert N. Gellatly, Esq was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL). The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United…
  • Feb 17

    Infant Car Seats Are Among the Most Commonly Recalled Product

    Infant Car Seats Are Among the Most Commonly Recalled Product
    Bottles, formula, diapers, and… manufacturer recalls? Yes, these are the things on new parents’ minds. Babies require a never-ending parade of products, and it seems that everyone has an opinion about which ones should get a gold…
Rank this Week: 2772

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Mar 30

    Workplace Suicides Are on the Rise

    Workplace Suicides Are on the Rise
    Today’s post was shared by Workers Comp Brief and comes from www.theatlantic.com And rates are particularly high among people working in law enforcement, farming, and auto repair, a new study found. www.GlynLowe.com/Flickr/The Atlantic…
  • Mar 26

    Examining Workers’ Compensation Costs to Employer

    Examining Workers’ Compensation Costs to Employer
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey 1991 – 2014 (Credit: Sisi Wei/ProPublica) Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Business and insurance interests are…
  • Mar 23

    How much is your arm worth? Depends on where you work

    How much is your arm worth? Depends on where you work
    Today’s post was shared by Workers Compensation and comes from www.propertycasualty360.com Nearly every state has what’s known as a "schedule of benefits" that divides up the body like an Angus beef chart. At the time of their…
Rank this Week: 1502

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/
  • Mar 28

    Pedestrian killed in downtown Seattle crosswalk accident

    Pedestrian killed in downtown Seattle crosswalk accident
    A 45-year-old woman, Michele Jozefiak, was killed on Thursday as she was crossing a downtown Seattle street. According to a police report, Jozefiak was crossing Seneca Street and 5th Avenue assisted by a walker when she was struck by a…
  • Mar 26

    Study shows -- no surprise! -- distraction a factor in 60% of teenage driving accident

    Study shows -- no surprise! -- distraction a factor in 60% of teenage driving accident
    The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has just released a report that should be no surprise to parents of teenagers. The study found that 60% of all car accidents that teenagers drivers are involved in, distraction -- either inside or outside…
  • Mar 19

    New technologies will curb distracted driving, save live

    New technologies will curb distracted driving, save live
    It is estimated that 1.6 million car accidents occur every year due to distracted driving. Now car companies and technology companies are designing new technologies which have the potential to save thousands of lives by preventing distracted…
Rank this Week: 444

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/
  • Mar 28

    Can I postpone my Washington Department of Licensing Hearing?

    Can I postpone my Washington Department of Licensing Hearing?
    Yes. You can continue or postpone the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) Administrative Hearing one (1) time - no questions asked. (more than once usually requires an emergency situation.) You will have to fill out an…
  • Mar 27

    Do I need an attorney at DUI arraignment?

    Do I need an attorney at DUI arraignment?
    Yes. In Washington State with the conditions of release (ignition interlock device, EHM {home arrest}, Scram {24 hour alcohol detection bracelet}) and high bail being imposed by Judges these days in DUI cases (especially with priors) it is…
  • Mar 25

    How can I check my Washington License Status?

    How can I check my Washington License Status?
    The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) has a comvenient online tool that allows you to see whether your driver's license is valid. It is real-time. Check my license
Rank this Week: 2446

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
  • Mar 27

    Raging Bitch Lawsuit: Liquor Control Commissioners “In Heat” Over Flying Dog Label Rejection

    Raging Bitch Lawsuit: Liquor Control Commissioners “In Heat” Over Flying Dog Label Rejection
    Does the First Amendment extend to your brewery’s beer labels? You bet. Congratulations goes to Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery for a big win this month. Unlike the brewery trademark disputes we’re used to seeing hit…
  • Mar 3

    Avoiding a Brewery Trademark Dispute: Here’s How.

    Avoiding a Brewery Trademark Dispute: Here’s How.
    The latest brewery trademark dispute has the same notes, just a different rhythm. This time the matter involves Austin, Texas-based brewery Oasis and the much larger New Belgium. I spoke with Ronnie Crocker at the Houston Chronicle, who wrote…
  • Feb 18

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage
    I want to point you to excellent reporting by Chris Drosner (aka the Beer Baron) over at the Wisconsin State Journal on the potential impact of the two competing beer tax bills. Check out his article here. We covered the Beer…
Rank this Week: 451

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: 665

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    New Seattle Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect April 1

    New Seattle Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect April 1
    Last time we wrote about the new Seattle minimum wage ordinance, we discussed how the International Franchise Association (IFA) filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the ordinance unfairly discriminates against franchisees. The IFA was asking…
  • Mar 23

    When is a loan subject to securities regulations?

    When is a loan subject to securities regulations?
    Background What is a security? Securities are contracts for an interest in a company, sometimes called an “investment contract.” A typical example of a security transaction is the sale of company stock in exchange for cash. The…
  • Mar 18

    Why You Should Consider a Social Purpose Corporation When Choosing Your Business Entity Type

    Why You Should Consider a Social Purpose Corporation When Choosing Your Business Entity Type
    Prior to the emergence of the Washington social purpose corporation (“SPC”) and similar corporate forms in other states, entrepreneurs who wanted to build for-profit companies with specific social values faced a dilemma. They…
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Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 20

    Proposed Administrative Rules Released for Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance

    Proposed Administrative Rules Released for Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance
    As we previously reported, the Seattle City Council enacted an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for workers at many Seattle businesses.  The ordinance, which is scheduled to take effect in April, designated the Seattle Office…
  • Dec 17

    NLRB: Employers Cannot Ban Employees From Using Company's Email System for Union-Related Communication

    NLRB: Employers Cannot Ban Employees From Using Company's Email System for Union-Related Communication
    On December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision with major implications for employers that gives employees access to company email systems. While most employee handbooks prohibit personal use of company…
Rank this Week: 5051

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

    TTAB Likelihood of Confusion Ruling Precludes District Court Relitigation

    TTAB Likelihood of Confusion Ruling Precludes District Court Relitigation
    B&B Hardware, Inc. owns the federally registered trademark SEALTIGHT for aerospace industry fasteners.  Hargis Industries, Inc. tried to register the trademark SEALTITE for construction industry fasteners with the United States…
  • Mar 20

    No Time Lag Allowed in Crediting Electronic Mortgage Payment

    No Time Lag Allowed in Crediting Electronic Mortgage Payment
    When a consumer makes a mortgage payment online, should the mortgage servicer be required to credit the electronic payment on the day the consumer authorizes the payment?  Elena Fridman’s mortgage payment to NYCB Mortgage Company,…
  • Mar 13

    Availability to Provide Services is Not Trademark Use in Commerce

    Availability to Provide Services is Not Trademark Use in Commerce
    What is “use in commerce” for federal trademark registration application purposes?  David Couture filed a federal trademark application for PLAYDOM on May 30, 2008.  He submitted a screen shot of his single page website…
Rank this Week: 3919

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: 1094

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: 1281

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

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

    Don't Talk To Anyone About Your Case--Not Even Yourself!

    Don't Talk To Anyone About Your Case--Not Even Yourself!
    by Craig Platt I am sure you can guess what this will be about. Robert Durst. Good grief. Seems that you can't even mutter to yourself these days without incrementing yourself. Of course the fact that Durst was stupid enough (or egotistical…
  • Mar 16

    The Police Knocked On My Door. What Are My Rights?

    The Police Knocked On My Door. What Are My Rights?
    by Brent Thompson As mentioned previous posts, any warrantless search or seizure is per se unlawful absent the applicability of a jealously guarded exception to the warrant requirement. One exception is consent. In State v. Ferrier, 136…
  • Feb 26

    Do Crazy People "Get Away With Murder"?

    Do Crazy People "Get Away With Murder"?
    by Craig Platt We all know the way it works. Some nut job goes out and whacks some innocent person for no apparent reason. Sure enough. Out come the legal guns to blast out defenses like Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity or Diminished…
Rank this Week: 3656

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 25

    Blackphone 2 − The Panacea for Smartphone Confidentiality Concerns?

    Blackphone 2 − The Panacea for Smartphone Confidentiality Concerns?
    By Yayi Ding The use of smartphones has proliferated in the past couple of years. Not surprisingly, many of the users of such technology are lawyers! However, even given their immense benefits, the widespread use of smartphones in the…
  • Mar 11

    Lessons from the Silk Road

    Lessons from the Silk Road
    By Juliya Ziskina After a several weeks-long trial, a federal jury found Ross Ulbricht guilty of running and operating the online black market known as Silk Road on February 4, 2015. (We previously covered opening statements in the case…
  • Mar 6

    Has Spiderman’s monopoly of webs gone too far? – Supreme Court to hear Patent Antitrust case

    Has Spiderman’s monopoly of webs gone too far? – Supreme Court to hear Patent Antitrust case
    By Vijay Kumar Later this month, the Court will hear oral arguments for the patent licensing case Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. to decide whether it should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co. The 1964 Brulotte decision, which has since been…
Rank this Week: 4276

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

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

    NHTSA: Drugged Drivers no more likely to crash than Drunk Driver

    NHTSA: Drugged Drivers no more likely to crash than Drunk Driver
    NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION — A new federal study shows that drivers who have used pot are just as likely to get into a crash as sober drivers. The study was performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety…
  • Mar 23

    Valuing Property as Part of Your Divorce Case

    Valuing Property as Part of Your Divorce Case
    Most divorces include the division of property.  In some cases, especially those with limited assets, this can be a very simple, straightforward process.  However, in cases involving complex assets, especially those of high-value,…
  • Mar 21

    Case Summary: State of Washington v. Ryan Richard Quaale

    Case Summary: State of Washington v. Ryan Richard Quaale
    In December 2014, the Washington State Supreme Court held that the HGN field sobriety test, which can indicate physical signs of alcohol consumption, cannot by itself establish impairment.  On August 28, 2011, Washington State Patrol…
Rank this Week: 2931

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: 2528

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
  • Mar 24

    Lien Rights for Tenant Improvement

    Lien Rights for Tenant Improvement
    When analyzing liens related to tenant improvements performed pursuant to a contract between a tenant and contractor, we are frequently asked whether the lien attaches just to the tenant’s leasehold interest (i.e., the value of the…
  • Mar 19

    Construction Law and Immigration Law Intersect

    Construction Law and Immigration Law Intersect
    As construction lawyers, we rarely have an opportunity to dabble in the area of immigration law, but immigration affects contractors.  For example, the SkyRise Tower (“SkyRise”) stands at the center of Biscayne Bay in Miami,…
  • Mar 12

    Infrastructure Banks – Another Funding Mechanism for the U.S. Ailing Infrastructure?

    Infrastructure Banks – Another Funding Mechanism for the U.S. Ailing Infrastructure?
    State and local infrastructure banks are again in the spotlight with the State Transportation and Infrastructure Financing Innovation Act (“STIFIA”), which Representatives Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) recently…
Rank this Week: 1243

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 28

    Pedestrians and bicyclists alike complaining about Ballard bridge safety

    Pedestrians and bicyclists alike complaining about Ballard bridge safety
    Haley Woods, a Seattle resident, recently posted a video to YouTube showing how difficult it is for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the Ballard bridge. The video already has more than 10,000 views just a week after it was posted. The…
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Mar 23

    Right to Counsel at Bail Hearing?

    Right to Counsel at Bail Hearing?
    The Constitution Project's National Right to Counsel Committee has produced a new report, Don't I Need a Lawyer? Pretrial Justice and the Right to Counsel at First Judicial Bail Hearing (March 2015).This report begins with a discussion on the…
  • Mar 18

    Big-Dollar Judicial Campaign

    Big-Dollar Judicial Campaign
    Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Sue Bell Cobb decries the effect of money on judicial campaigns: I Was Alabama's Top Judge. I'm Ashamed by What I Had to Do to Get There. Politico, March/April 2015.Cobb cites a 2014 report by Emory law…
  • Mar 18

    A fascinating study of briefs opposing…

    A fascinating study of briefs opposing summary judgment in a particular class of employment discrimination cases—a topic with conflicting cases within the circuit—found that a majority omitted available case law that would have…
Rank this Week: 997

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
Rank this Week: 3936

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Student Loan Bankruptcy Relief Coming to Oregon?!

    Student Loan Bankruptcy Relief Coming to Oregon?!
    President Obama signed an executive action on Tuesday that would make it easier for Oregon bankruptcy filers to discharge certain kinds of student loans. As any would be Oregon bankruptcy filer knows, student loan debt is extremely difficult…
  • Mar 15

    The Bankruptcy Means Test and VA Disability

    The Bankruptcy Means Test and VA Disability
    I am officially annoyed this afternoon. Trying to run my client’s household income numbers through the Means Test and seeing him fail due to the cumulative amount of both his household income and military disability. I am annoyed…
  • Feb 28

    Good News for Oregon Student Loan Debtor

    Good News for Oregon Student Loan Debtor
    Oregon student loan debtors breathed a sigh of relief this week when the Department of Education announced that it was finally firing five debt collection agencies that had been giving inaccurate information to student borrowers. I say…
Rank this Week: 2417

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • 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
  • Mar 12

    La Toque restaurant and the Bank Café and Bar at the Westin Verasa Napa Hotel in Napa Linked in Hepatitis A Scare

    La Toque restaurant and the Bank Café and Bar at the Westin Verasa Napa Hotel in Napa Linked in Hepatitis A Scare
    Officials with the Napa County, CA, Public Health Division are investigating an unusual outbreak of Hepatitis A cases in the past two weeks, reportedly the first there in more than... Continue Reading
  • Feb 17

    Mecklenburg County Health Offering Hepatitis A Vaccine

    Mecklenburg County Health Offering Hepatitis A Vaccine
    Karen Garloch of the Charlotte Observer reports that the Mecklenburg County Health Department is offering Hepatitis A vaccine clinics for patrons who visited the Dogwood Southern Table and Bar during... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 596

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

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

    Nutiva Recalls Salmonella Superfood

    Nutiva Recalls Salmonella Superfood
    Nutiva, an Organic Superfoods company, has initiated a voluntary product recall of the following O’Coconut™ products after being notified by supplier that samples of a raw material in this product... Continue Reading
  • Mar 21

    Giant and Martin’s Recalls Salmonella Tainted Trail Mix

    Giant and Martin’s Recalls Salmonella Tainted Trail Mix
    GIANT is removing Aurora and GIANT/MARTIN’S brand walnut & trail mix blend products due to a possible Salmonella contamination. Here is a list of the affected products: GIANT/MARTIN’S Walnuts, 6.5... Continue Reading
  • Mar 21

    HEB Recalls Salmonella Tainted Macadamia Nut

    HEB Recalls Salmonella Tainted Macadamia Nut
    Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. of Boerne, Texas is voluntarily recalling Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts, Lot Code #31435001, because it has the potential to be contaminated with... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 758

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

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

    Spinach Dip with Listeria Recalled by Costco

    Spinach Dip with Listeria Recalled by Costco
    La Terra Fina is issuing a voluntary recall of its Organic Spinach Dip due to a potential health risk from Listeria exposure. The recall of product available in Bay Area... Continue Reading
  • Mar 13

    Death by Ice Cream in Kansa

    Death by Ice Cream in Kansa
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Texas... Continue Reading
  • Mar 6

    Listeria Prompts Beef Recall

    Listeria Prompts Beef Recall
    Rio Tex Wholesale Meats, a Mercedes, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 58,180 pounds of ready-to-eat beef products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s... Continue…
Rank this Week: 1114

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: 1893

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

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

    The Office Fitbit Solution

    The Office Fitbit Solution
    Anne has started off the new year with a Fitbit.   Her goal – add steps to her sedentary work day.  Tearing herself away from her desk has proven difficult.  Anne always has more work than she can complete.…
Rank this Week: 4725

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Top Five Things Employers Should Know about the New Recreational Marijuana Law

    Top Five Things Employers Should Know about the New Recreational Marijuana Law
    By Amanda Gamblin, employment attorney Oregon’s Measure 91 will go into effect July 1, 2015, allowing personal non-public use and possession of small amounts of marijuana.  What does this mean for employers?  Not much. …
  • Feb 18

    Update on Public Hearing on Oregon Statewide Mandatory Sick Leave ‎Legislation

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

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

    Legislature 2015: A cheat sheet on Oregon’s Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill
    As published, Portland Business Journal, Feb. 13, 2015 Statewide paid sick leave may soon be a reality in Oregon. This Monday, February 16, at 6 p.m., the legislature will hold a public hearing on the pending statewide sick leave bills (House…
Rank this Week: 2676

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: 3954

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

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

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

    Are Police Doing Their Job When it Comes to Drunk Driving?
    Statistics indicate that drinking and driving is one of the most prevalent offenses throughout America. With nearly 300,000 drunk driving incidents occurring across the country every single day, you'd think that putting an end to driving…
Rank this Week: 3888

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 15

    Tugboat SEA BEAR Sinks off Fire Island, New York: One Dies, Three Rescued

    Tugboat SEA BEAR Sinks off Fire Island, New York: One Dies, Three Rescued
    On March 14, 2015, a crew member on the 65’, 1000 horsepower tugboat SEA BEAR radioed for help on its way back home from the Fire Island area to New York and said the ship was taking on water and...
  • Mar 12

    Cause of Death of Crew Member Aboard F/V ALASKA DREAM Still Unknown

    Cause of Death of Crew Member Aboard F/V ALASKA DREAM Still Unknown
    Sean O’Callahan, 29, was found deceased in his bunk aboard the F/V ALASKA DREAM as it headed out to fishing grounds off of Kodiak Island on February 28, 2015. The boat turned around when O’Callahan’s body was found, and Alaska...
  • Mar 12

    F/V ALASKA PRIDE Floods Near Kodiak, AK

    F/V ALASKA PRIDE Floods Near Kodiak, AK
    Crew on the 35-foot F/V ALASKA PRIDE radioed the Coast Guard at 4:30 am on March 12, 2015 after the boat began taking on water in Izhut Bay near Kodiak, Alaska. The boat’s pumps were not able to keep up...
Rank this Week: 565

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Mar 10

    F/V Savannah Ray still stranded and leaking diesel

    F/V Savannah Ray still stranded and leaking diesel
    The cod boat Savannah Ray, which wrecked Feb. 16 east of Kodiak, remains stranded and leaking diesel, the U.S. Coast Guard reports. Global Diving & Salvage has been hired to recover the vessel. "We continue to monitor the situation and…
  • Feb 28

    F/V Alaskan Dream - crewman dead

    F/V Alaskan Dream - crewman dead
    On 2/28/14 Alaska State Troopers were notified of a death on the F/V Alaskan Dream. Investigation revealed that crewmember Sean O'Callahan, 29, of Florida, had passed away in his bunk sometime during the night while the vessel was headed…
  • Feb 18

    F/T SAVANNAH RAY Crew Rescued

    F/T SAVANNAH RAY Crew Rescued
    February 16, the Alaska Coast Guard noted a 406 EPIRB alert from the SAVANNAH RAY, an 81-foot Fish Tender. Coast Guard watch-standers instigated radio checks to determine if the vessel needed assistance and received an incomplete MAYDAY from…
Rank this Week: 655

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: 2347

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: 1596

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 24

    City Investigation of Law Enforcement Whistleblower Allegations Subject to Disclosure; No Redaction of Witness Identification

    City Investigation of Law Enforcement Whistleblower Allegations Subject to Disclosure; No Redaction of Witness Identification
    In early 2011, City of Fife police officers submitted a whistleblower complaint to the City Manager.  The complaint covered a range of topics including discrimination, misappropriation of public funds and improper workplace…
Rank this Week: 1127

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: 2044

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 6

    Recent Court Decision Interprets Tree Covenant

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

    Washington Court Affirms Application of Statute of Limitation in Condo Act

    Washington Court Affirms Application of Statute of Limitation in Condo Act
    In a published decision issued last month, the Washington Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's application of a one-year statute of limitation contained in the Washington Condominium Act.  The section of the Act…
Rank this Week: 4385

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

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

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

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

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement

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

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

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an “attorney letter.” There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who…
Rank this Week: 1124

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Washington Tribes Seek Econometric Adjustments for Gaming Machine Allocation

    Washington Tribes Seek Econometric Adjustments for Gaming Machine Allocation
    Gale Courey Toensing/Indian Country Today Video gaming machines are among the most profitable elements of most Tribal casinos, and the number of machines in a casino can significantly impact the profit potential for the Tribe. In Washington…
Rank this Week: 1450

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

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

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • Mar 2

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

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

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

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

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

    Executive Action for Individuals and Parents of US Citizen/Green Card Holder’
    Expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program The recent Executive Announcement affects current DACA recipients seeking renewal and new applicants, including individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, who meet all other…
Rank this Week: 4974

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

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

    Qualifying For Social Security Disability and SSI

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

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

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

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

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study
    If you are disabled by many causes, or disabled from working due to causes not related to your work injury, such as cancer, an illness, or an injury when not working, you may still be entitled to Full Worker’s Compensation Disability…
Rank this Week: 2165

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

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

    Divorce Mediation Can Help During Tax Season

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

    The Divorce Mediator and Attorney Team

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

    Explaining Divorce Mediation

    Explaining Divorce Mediation
    Video Series Part 2 Divorce Mediation from Cimira Studios on Vimeo. Divorce is usually an emotional, confusing, and overwhelming time for each person involved. Mediation is a process that provides a safe and productive method for couples to…
Rank this Week: 1991

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

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

    Lark & Environ

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

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
Rank this Week: 1145

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Feb 14

    Court of Appeals Upholds Eviction of Residential Tenant

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

    Dueling Landlord and Tenants   Recently updated !

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

    Commercial Lease Co-Signer Not Liable

    Commercial Lease Co-Signer Not Liable
    A landlord and tenant entered into a commercial lease. The landlord required an additional signer as security. The lease expired. The tenants were current on the rent at the time the lease expired. The tenants stayed in possession and began a…
Rank this Week: 2571

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

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

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 961