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Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Student Diver in Critical Condition Rescued off Alki Beach, West Seattle, WA

    Student Diver in Critical Condition Rescued off Alki Beach, West Seattle, WA
    A 20-year old student diver in critical condition was rescued off Alki Beach in West Seattle on August 28, 2016. According to Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Captain Shata Stephenson, the diver “was within her first five dives.” An…
  • Aug 19

    Worker Rescued from Overturned Loader at Port of Seattle Waterfront

    Worker Rescued from Overturned Loader at Port of Seattle Waterfront
    At around 10:30 a.m. at Terminal 46 on Alaskan Way South, a loader overturned, trapping the 50-year-old driver inside the cab. Seattle Fire Department responded by 11:00 a.m. and after about 15 minutes, the rescue was successful. SFD reported…
  • Aug 15

    Coast Guard Rescues 3 Fisherman from Sinking F/V McCALIS

    Coast Guard Rescues 3 Fisherman from Sinking F/V McCALIS
    At 11:54 a.m. on Sunday, August 14, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a mayday call from 60-foot F/V McCALIS about 8 miles west of Cape Blanco, Oregon. The crew reported that their vessel was taking on water through the…
Rank this Week: 901

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/
  • Aug 28

    Get Your License Back with a Chapter 13 – August 2016 Interview

    Get Your License Back with a Chapter 13 – August 2016 Interview
    Katherine: Today, our friend, Tom McAvity, has joined us again and he’s going to share with us something that I had no idea about, that Chapter 13 could do, and I bet it will surprise you, too. Tom, thank you so much for joining us…
  • Aug 28

    Google and Facebook Will Not Run Ads for Pay Day Loan Lender

    Google and Facebook Will Not Run Ads for Pay Day Loan Lender
    Google recently announced that it has stopped taking paid ads for payday loans. Facebook stopped taking payday loans about a year ago. This is a pretty significant development.  While you can still find payday loans online through…
  • Aug 28

    Face-to-Face Bankruptcy Consultation in Your Living Room or Office?

    Face-to-Face Bankruptcy Consultation in Your Living Room or Office?
    I am pleased to report that in addition to meeting with you at one of our five offices, we can now conduct an initial bankruptcy face-to-face consultation with you at your home or office. No need to worry, we aren’t really coming over,…
Rank this Week: 4871

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    As many as Two Dozen Sick with Salmonella from Big G Potato Salad

    As many as Two Dozen Sick with Salmonella from Big G Potato Salad
    The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today jointly issued a consumer advisory for potato salads made in and sold by Big G Food Store in Marengo, Iowa.  Big G’s…
  • Aug 28

    14 in New Hampshire tied to E. coli Outbreak tied to Hamburger

    14 in New Hampshire tied to E. coli Outbreak tied to Hamburger
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted an investigation into the Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli) outbreak related to ground beef that the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public…
  • Aug 28

    46 Sick with E. coli from General Mills Flour

    46 Sick with E. coli from General Mills Flour
    As of July 25, 2016, 46 people infected with the outbreak strains of STEC O121 (45 people) or STEC O26 (1 person) have been reported from 21 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 21, 2015 to June 25, 2016. Ill people range…
Rank this Week: 195

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe Linked to 35 Hepatitis A Illnesse

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe Linked to 35 Hepatitis A Illnesse
    The number of people sickened in a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries from Egypt served by Tropical Smoothie Cafe increased Friday to 35 as the timing of the public warning... Continue Reading
  • Aug 24

    Tropical Smoothie Cafes in Virginia Link in Hepatitis A Outbreak

    Tropical Smoothie Cafes in Virginia Link in Hepatitis A Outbreak
    The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is investigating a cluster of hepatitis A cases and has identified a potential association with smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe restaurants in Virginia. Genetic... Continue Reading
  • Aug 20

    Virginia Reports Hepatitis A Outbreak

    Virginia Reports Hepatitis A Outbreak
    The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is investigating a cluster of hepatitis A cases and has identified a potential association with smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe restaurants in Virginia. Genetic... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 547

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

    Merchandising Missteps Lead to Willful Infringement and CMI Removal Claim

    Merchandising Missteps Lead to Willful Infringement and CMI Removal Claim
    Music merchandising company Live Nation admitted to copyright infringement by using photographer Glen Friedman’s photographs of the hip-hop group Run-DMC on t-shirts and a calendar without Friedman’s authorization.  On appeal…
  • Aug 19

    Alleged Infringer Bears the Burden of Proving Authorized Copying

    Alleged Infringer Bears the Burden of Proving Authorized Copying
    Jesus Muhammad-Ali painted a portrait of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, in 1984.  Ali sued The Final Call for copyright infringement in 2013.  The Final Call is a newspaper that considers itself the…
  • Aug 12

    Don't Drone On My Bean Picking!

    Don't Drone On My Bean Picking!
    I was picking green beans in our garden recently, carefully trying to avoid spiders and other insects hiding amongst the leaves.  Suddenly, I heard a buzzing noise.  It grew louder.  I jumped back from the bean trellis,…
Rank this Week: 1701

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Aug 25

    DOL: Get a STEM Job With Less Than a 4-Year Degree

    DOL: Get a STEM Job With Less Than a 4-Year Degree
    With rising cost of a 4-year degree, more people are asking: is a bachelor’s degree really worth it? The short answer is yes. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that most high-paying jobs require at least a bachelor’s…
  • Aug 22

    Worker Falls 22 Feet to Death, 4 Months After OSHA Cites Employer for Failing to Protect Workers On The Same Job Site

    Worker Falls 22 Feet to Death, 4 Months After OSHA Cites Employer for Failing to Protect Workers On The Same Job Site
    Addison,IL(WorkersCompensation.com) – Four months after federal safety investigators cited his employer for failing to provide workers with fall protection at a United Parcel Service facility in Addison, a 42-year-old employee…
  • Aug 18

    Widened Panama Canal benefits Northwest Seaport Alliance

    Widened Panama Canal benefits Northwest Seaport Alliance
    The Northwest Seaport Alliance reports that a new high efficiency vessel designed specifically to take advantage of the widened Panama Canal and reduce its carbon footprint arrived at The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s East Blair One…
Rank this Week: 3996

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Aug 23

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh
    United States v. McIntosh: In ten consolidated interlocutory appeals and petitions for writs of mandamus arising from three district courts in two states, the panel vacated the district court’s orders denying relief to the appellants,…
  • Aug 2

    Trademarks for Retail Marijuana Stores (Legal Update)

    Trademarks for Retail Marijuana Stores (Legal Update)
    On July 14, 2016, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) decided the matter of In Re Morgan Brown, Serial No. 86362968, affirming the USPTO’s refusal to register the mark “HERBAL ACCESS” on the grounds…
  • Jun 30

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)
     The panel affirmed the convictions of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry for violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in a case in which the defendants claim that their convictions violate their rights freely to…
Rank this Week: 4483

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Aug 22

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation
    Negotiation is a key part of divorce mediation, as each party attempts to come to an agreement about division of assets and debt, co-parenting if applicable, and settling all of the complicated details associated with divorce. Effective…
  • Jun 17

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation
    Of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath/anger, and sloth/laziness), six are incredibly harmful to the negotiation process in divorce mediation. Many of these, such as pride, envy and anger, may have been some of…
  • Jun 7

    How to Have an Effective Divorce Mediation

    How to Have an Effective Divorce Mediation
    Successful divorce mediation requires clear communication and compromise from both parties. The bridge between these two is negotiation, which can be complex. Effective negotiation requires planning, preparation and research to create an…
Rank this Week: 1445

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1890

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

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

    Near Shore rescue

    Near Shore rescue
    A Coast Guardsman from Station Yaquina Bay assisted mariners near the South Beach boat ramp in Newport, Ore., Saturday, when one person fell in the water. After bringing the subject and the vessel safely to the pier, the Coast Guard crew…
  • Aug 21

    Fog delays rescue

    Fog delays rescue
    A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a mariner from a vessel that grounded at the mouth of the Columbia River near Clatsop Spit, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria rescued and transferred the subject, who was…
  • Aug 19

    One dead, one saved

    One dead, one saved
    Coast Guard personnel and multiple good Samaritan boat crews responded to a tragic event after a 22-foot aluminum vessel capsized 500 yards off Hand Rock in La Push, Wednesday. The body of the deceased 74-year-old mariner, Clifford Dopps,…
Rank this Week: 872

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: 924

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

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

    Lying to Get Out of Trouble = More Trouble

    Lying to Get Out of Trouble = More Trouble
    If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it a million times. I’ve blogged about it a million times. At least it feels that way. I have definitely lectured clients about it about a million times: lying to get out of trouble just winds…
  • Aug 18

    Why are the Olympic Swimmers In Trouble in Brazil?

    Why are the Olympic Swimmers In Trouble in Brazil?
    As usual, I have no idea. But I can guess. Here are some of the rather sketchy “facts” that have emerged so far: Ryan Lochte was out with some of his other superstar swim team members for a night on the town after completing his…
  • Aug 2

    7 Reasons Behind False Rape Accusation

    7 Reasons Behind False Rape Accusation
    False Rape Accusations Why on earth would a woman possibly lie about being raped? That was a valid question that was raised in comments to my last post. I could wax poetic about the sacred presumption of innocence, proof beyond a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 4656

Local Open Government Blog

Local Open Government Blog

Covers legal issues on open government laws in Washington state and the rest of the nation. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.localopengovernment.com/
Rank this Week: 4128

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattleinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Pedestrian Safety in Seattle

    Pedestrian Safety in Seattle
    In the United States every year thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed.  In 2013, 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes across America.  In addition, in 2013, there were more than 150,000 non-fatal crash-related…
  • Jul 20

    Safety Issues in the Construction Industry

    Safety Issues in the Construction Industry
    Working in the construction industry can be a very challenging and dangerous occupation.  At Kraft Palmer Davies we represent both residential and commercial construction workers.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there…
  • Jul 6

    Construction Accident at West Seattle Bridge Causes Severe Injury to One Worker and Results in the Death of Another

    Construction Accident at West Seattle Bridge Causes Severe Injury to One Worker and Results in the Death of Another
    Around 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016, a box truck hit the elevated arm of a man lift stationed under the West Seattle Bridge, knocking two workers out of the lift. The workers were involved in the Fauntleroy Expressway Bearing Pad…
Rank this Week: 1922

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

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

    Native American Political Participation Rising For 2016 Election

    Native American Political Participation Rising For 2016 Election
      2016 is shaping up to be a record year for Native American electoral participation.   Eight indigenous candidates are running for Congress, up from two in 2014. Over 90 are running for state legislatures, again exceeding previous…
  • Aug 16

    Navajo Nation Sues EPA Over Animus River Heavy Metals Spill

    Navajo Nation Sues EPA Over Animus River Heavy Metals Spill
    Before and after photos of Animus River (grindtv.com)  The Navajo Nation has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the EPA has failed to adequately remediate the disaster a year after the dispersal of 880,000 pounds of heavy metals into the…
  • Aug 12

    New Native Education Certificate Program Launched at University of Washington

    New Native Education Certificate Program Launched at University of Washington
    Great article by Sarah Stuteville for The Seattle Times: I’ve spent seven years hustling across the UW’s iconic, cherry-tree-lined “Quad” on my way to teach journalism classes. But it wasn’t until this week that…
Rank this Week: 1211

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Aug 16

    Seattle First in Time Ordinance

    Seattle First in Time Ordinance
    A new Seattle landlord-tenant law limits landlords’ discretion in rental decisions for residential rental properties.  Under the new law, Seattle residential landlords must accept essentially all forms of alternative income…
  • Jul 15

    Seattle Ordinance Restricts Rent Increase

    Seattle Ordinance Restricts Rent Increase
    Seattle residential landlords must give 60 days notice to increase rent ten percent or more in any twelve-month period. For rent increases of less than ten percent the landlord may give only 30 days notice. A new Seattle ordinance limits the…
  • Jul 15

    Seattle Ordinance Restricts Rent Increase

    Seattle Ordinance Restricts Rent Increase
    Seattle residential landlords must give 60 days notice to increase rent ten percent or more in any twelve-month period. For rent increases of less than ten percent the landlord may give only 30 days notice. A new Seattle ordinance limits the…
Rank this Week: 2401

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 15

    DUI Convictions Fund Crime Lab

    DUI Convictions Fund Crime Lab
    A new study has revealed that many state crime labs are funded by court fees levied against the citizens they help convict. As Huffington Post reports, these court fee systems call into question the impartiality of our justice system and…
  • Aug 11

    Huffington Post Wants You to Find the Right DUI Lawyer

    Huffington Post Wants You to Find the Right DUI Lawyer
    The Huffington Post recently tackled a dilemma that most people face following a drunk driving arrest: "who can I trust to best handle my case?" In "How To Find The Best DUI Lawyer By Yourself," the publication outlines several steps…
  • Jun 10

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Once Again Selected for Super Lawyer

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Once Again Selected for Super Lawyer
    Dichter Law Office, PLLC is pleased to announce that, once again, Attorney Jonathan Dichter has been named in the Washington Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. 2016 marks the third consecutive year Attorney Dichter has been chosen for this…
Rank this Week: 3330

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: 2496

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Alaska Salmon Season Yields Less Salmon

    Alaska Salmon Season Yields Less Salmon
    The 2016 Alaska salmon harvest is seeing a sharp decline from 2015, but one species is helping to save the summer fishing season.  According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the projected total catch for salmon during the…
  • Jul 27

    F/T ALASKA JURIS CREW FORCED TO ABANDONED SHIP

    F/T ALASKA JURIS CREW FORCED TO ABANDONED SHIP
    According to news reports, 46 crew members were forced to abandoned ship when the Fishing Company of Alaska factory trawler F/T ALASKA JURIS began taking on water and sinking off the coast of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands yesterday. …
  • Jul 8

    Recreational Boating Fatalities on the Decline

    Recreational Boating Fatalities on the Decline
    The 2015 annual recreational boating statistics report was released by the United States Coast Guard, which found the third lowest number of fatality deaths in a year at 626 deaths.  While the total number of fatalities represented a…
Rank this Week: 2349

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
Rank this Week: 893

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 10

    Four Important Considerations When Launching a Startup

    Four Important Considerations When Launching a Startup
    Today’s post highlights some of the key considerations that founders of any startup company should have in mind as they begin the process of turning an idea into a business. The action items we discuss in this post are simple things to…
  • Aug 1

    Employee Equity Explained: Stock Option

    Employee Equity Explained: Stock Option
    Today, we are continuing our series on Employee Equity Explained by discussing stock options specifically. Stock options are contracts that allow an employee to buy shares (this is called “exercising” the option) at a fixed price.…
  • Jul 27

    The Definition of “Accredited Investor” and Why It Matter

    The Definition of “Accredited Investor” and Why It Matter
    The definition of accredited investor is a topic we’ve touched on briefly in several posts throughout the years, but today’s post dives specifically into the definition of “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501…
Rank this Week: 3193

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 5

    I ATEN’T DEAD: The Continuing Trademark Saga of B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industrie

    I ATEN’T DEAD: The Continuing Trademark Saga of B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industrie
    By Gwen Wei Does anybody remember how B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries started anymore? B&B Hardware is a labyrinthine case grown out of simple roots: in 1993, B&B Hardware (“B&B”) trademarked…
  • Aug 3

    Uber for the Skies Gets Shot Down by Federal Regulator

    Uber for the Skies Gets Shot Down by Federal Regulator
    By: Samuel Daheim In December 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rightfully concluded that private pilots, using a web-based service to offer…
  • Jul 26

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating
    By Alex Bullock Whether you should smoke or not is a personal choice. However, whether smoking is good or bad for your health is not really a matter of opinion (spoiler, it’s bad for you). Smoking is certainly not a habit that we,…
Rank this Week: 3478

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/
  • Aug 4

    How Will Home Loan Modifications Be Approved in the Future?

    How Will Home Loan Modifications Be Approved in the Future?
    With the expiration of the federal loan modification programs Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) expiring at the end of 2016, how will loan modifications be approved in the future? The…
  • Jul 15

    10 Things You Need to Know If You Have A Civil Judgment Entered Against You

    10 Things You Need to Know If You Have A Civil Judgment Entered Against You
    Quite often I receive frantic phone calls from consumers stating that a civil judgment has been entered against them and now they want to know what their options are.  So what exactly does it mean when a civil judgment is… Read…
  • May 9

    How You Can Use the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) To Stop Debt Collectors From Harassing You

    How You Can Use the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) To Stop Debt Collectors From Harassing You
    The Fair Debt Collection practices Act, (FDCPA) 15 U.S.C. § 1692, is a federal law that can protect consumers like you from being harassed by debt collectors, you just need to educate yourself and know your rights to be…
Rank this Week: 1614

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty--Employee Classification | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty--Employee Classification | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    One of the many tax risks faced by owners of businesses is the trust fund tax penalty. With the IRS’s current focus on payment and collections of employment taxes, owners may wind up with a notice from the service inquiring about their…
  • Jun 26

    FBARs are Due June 30th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    FBARs are Due June 30th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    It's your annual friendly reminder that the 2015 FBAR (FinCEN Form 114) is due June 30th.  If you are a US resident for tax purposes, and you have foreign assets, there is a good chance you need to file this form. The FBAR is now filed…
  • Jun 13

    The Taxation of Bitcoin and Digital Currency | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Taxation of Bitcoin and Digital Currency | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Bitcoin, a virtual currency that uses cryptography to secure transactions and control the creation of new units of value, seems poised to become the next step in tax evasion, replacing tax havens maintained by law firms like Mossack Fonseca…
Rank this Week: 3597

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: 754

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available
    An updated explanation of FMLA and Washington’s family and medical leave law is now available on the Foster Pepper website. Family and Medical Leave Guide for Washington Employers is a valuable resource for HR and business managers who…
  • May 25

    Agency "Final Rule" Roundup

    Agency "Final Rule" Roundup
    The past week involved a flurry of activity from the federal agencies responsible for promulgating and enforcing employment and labor rules. Click below for more information: DOL issued the final version of its new overtime rule, raising the…
  • May 25

    EEOC Issues New Rules for Employer Wellness Program

    EEOC Issues New Rules for Employer Wellness Program
    Employer wellness programs are the latest subject of EEOC regulatory efforts. Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued final rules explaining how wellness programs must comply with the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 3224

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • Jul 28

    Third Party Custody – Including Grandparent

    Third Party Custody – Including Grandparent
    Non-Parental Custody Over the last year, Judges and commissioners have been taking a closer look at Non-Parental Custody cases and applying a strict standard when determining if they should separate a child from their biological…
  • Nov 2

    Child Custody Jurisdiction

    Child Custody Jurisdiction
    One of the most common issues that come up regarding determining custody for a child deals with whether or not Washington has jurisdiction to hear your case.  If both parents are presently in Washington and the child resides in…
  • Aug 18

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military
    Even though you have an interest in a military retirement account as a military dependent, sometimes that interest can be compromised if the military member converts his or her retirement account into a disability based award (actually, when…
Rank this Week: 2239

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Jul 18

    New Mexico Warns of Shigella Case

    New Mexico Warns of Shigella Case
    The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating an increase in cases of Shigella sonneithat has mostly been affecting Lea and Eddy counties.  Among the 36 people who have been identified,... Continue Reading
  • Jun 28

    Shigella Strikes Wisconsin

    Shigella Strikes Wisconsin
    The Shawano-Menominee County Health Department said a recent outbreak of the Shigella bacteria has made schools and day care facilities take extra precautions when it comes to spreading germs. County... Continue Reading
  • Apr 12

    Iowa Shigella Outbreak

    Iowa Shigella Outbreak
    The Dubuque County Health Department, the Dubuque County Board of Health, and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating an outbreak of Shigellosis cases. Shigellosis is a disease... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 422

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/
  • Jul 12

    Receivers to the Rescue?

    Receivers to the Rescue?
    The Washington Court of Appeals issued a published opinion last month pertaining to the Washington Receivership Statute (RCW 7.60).  The Court noted that "the legislature intended the Receivership Statute to benefit creditors having…
  • Jun 30

    Proud to Be a Washington Community Association Attorney!

    Proud to Be a Washington Community Association Attorney!
    32 of the 55 framers of the Constitution were attorneys.  Jokes aside, the legal profession has long been a profession of leadership.  As WSBA governor-at-large Sean Davis stated in an excellent recent article in NWLawyer: "We are…
  • May 31

    Neighbors Tangle in Court Over Severed Tree Root

    Neighbors Tangle in Court Over Severed Tree Root
    The roots from two large trees growing on one property encroached onto a neighboring property.  The neighboring owner removed the roots, which damaged the trees and led to a lawsuit.  The trial court dismissed that lawsuit, and the…
Rank this Week: 4063

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Listeria Recall: Lemongrass Basil Chicken Entrée

    Listeria Recall: Lemongrass Basil Chicken Entrée
    Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc., a New Oxford, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 42 pounds of Lemongrass Basil Chicken entrées that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department... Continue Reading
  • May 3

    Listeria Outbreak tied to Frozen Vegetable

    Listeria Outbreak tied to Frozen Vegetable
    Since March 2016, CDC has been collaborating with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes... Continue Reading
  • Apr 1

    Listeria on Broccoli?

    Listeria on Broccoli?
    Alimentos Congelados, S.A. (Pinula) is voluntarily recalling 1,800 cases of Frozen Broccoli Cuts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and... Continue Reading
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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
  • Jun 29

    U.S. Department of Labor – New Overtime Rule

    U.S. Department of Labor – New Overtime Rule
    On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the new federal overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  As a result of the new rule, over 4,000,000 workers will become entitled…
  • Jun 23

    EEOC Implements New Procedures for Discrimination Charge

    EEOC Implements New Procedures for Discrimination Charge
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee because of the person’s race, color, religion,…
  • Jun 6

    James R. Lynch Appointed to the Washington State Capital Project Review Committee

    James R. Lynch Appointed to the Washington State Capital Project Review Committee
    James R. Lynch, one of the attorneys of the law firm of Ahlers & Cressman PLLC, has been appointed to the Washington State Capital Project Review Committee (PRC).  Created by the legislature in 2007, the PRC is responsible for…
Rank this Week: 1599

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • Jun 29

    Legal Help

    Legal Help
    I get quite a few questions on this blog and on the phone which start with, “I already have an attorney . . ” Which begs the question – Why don’t people feel comfortable asking their attorneys questions? Are they…
  • Feb 10

    Future Medical Care- Longshore

    Future Medical Care- Longshore
    If you have a Longshore* claim, and have not settled future medical care with an 8(i) agreement – then you have lifetime medical coverage for conditions related to your injury. That sounds great – but I like to tell my clients…
  • Feb 4

    This post is a reminder that it is OK to…

    This post is a reminder that it is OK to pick up the phone and call me.  I know that sounds a bit odd. But, I can tell from the stats on this blog that traffic is up since the first of the year. I get it, you have questions. You’re…
Rank this Week: 1950

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2094

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
  • Jun 21

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement
    When trademark disputes pop up, often breweries agree to get along. In doing so, two beverage businesses can seek what’s called a trademark coexistence agreement. This is an agreement that essentially sets forth trademark restrictions…
  • Jun 17

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    These days, it’s still rare to see a craft brewery in any sort of legal hot water (unless it’s a contentious trademark dispute). However, a recent employment discrimination action filed by a former Minnesota brewer has serious…
  • Jun 16

    Can I License a Brewery at Home?

    Can I License a Brewery at Home?
    Here’s part two of our homebrew series. See part one if you’re curious about the legality of homebrewing generally, and the common questions we see about homebrew-related activities. This part is for the dreamers out there who see…
Rank this Week: 4622

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.plg-pllc.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    Attorney Sunshine Bradshaw: Bring Justice Around The World | Vaccination

    Attorney Sunshine Bradshaw: Bring Justice Around The World | Vaccination
    Our health and safety is one of the many things we take for granted in the United States. The debate over healthcare can rage on, but we all have access to appropriate vaccines for our children without having to face the many health issues…
  • Jun 9

    Teenage Girl Crashes at 107 Miles Per Hour While Using Snapchat

    Teenage Girl Crashes at 107 Miles Per Hour While Using Snapchat
    On September 10th at 11:15 PM, 18-year-old Christal McGee and three of her friends were using Snapchat while driving her dad’s Mercedes. McGee became distracted as she was trying to use one of the app’s filters. Snapchat allows…
  • Jun 7

    Attorney Sunshine Bradshaw: Bringing Justice Around the World

    Attorney Sunshine Bradshaw: Bringing Justice Around the World
    Access to justice is something that I sometimes take for granted. I know that I can file a lawsuit and that it will be heard by a jury of my client’s peers. That is not the case around the world. There are many places where justice and…
Rank this Week: 1160

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/
  • Jun 18

    Intrinsicly plagiarize interactive

    Intrinsicly plagiarize interactive
    Synergistically supply global testing procedures through ethical scenarios. Assertively develop empowered customer service and sticky leadership. Enthusiastically parallel task principle-centered portals via multimedia based scenarios.…
  • Jun 18

    Distinctively provide access to backend

    Distinctively provide access to backend
    Synergistically supply global testing procedures through ethical scenarios. Assertively develop empowered customer service and sticky leadership. Enthusiastically parallel task principle-centered portals via multimedia based scenarios.…
  • Jun 18

    Seamlessly enable multimedia based technologie

    Seamlessly enable multimedia based technologie
    Synergistically supply global testing procedures through ethical scenarios. Assertively develop empowered customer service and sticky leadership. Enthusiastically parallel task principle-centered portals via multimedia based scenarios.…
Rank this Week: 3856

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Seattle Index Continues to Outshine National Index

    Seattle Index Continues to Outshine National Index
      By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer As we recently wrote, CPI Edging Up , the Seattle CPI continues to far outpace the All-Cities Index.  The latest report has the Seattle Index at 2.6%, far outpacing the 0.8% All Cities…
  • Jun 3

    CPI Edging Up

    CPI Edging Up
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer The latest release of CPI shows that it is continue to climb, edging up enough that it may also bump up contract settlements.  The April CPI was released this past week showing the Seattle CPI-W climbing to…
  • Aug 21

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the last issue we discussed whether – and to what extent — population influenced a jurisdiction’s relative wage ranking.  In this article we discussed to what extent assessed valuation…
Rank this Week: 3733

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

Soha & Lang Coverage Blawg

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

http://sohalang.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4724

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    California Campylobacter Outbreak

    California Campylobacter Outbreak
    Solana Health Department reports that a Mexican restaurant in Fairfield, California has been closed since Wednesday while an investigation continues into 32 confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection. Alejandro’s Taqueria on... Continue…
  • Apr 1

    Raw milk can harbor Campylobacter even after negative test

    Raw milk can harbor Campylobacter even after negative test
    Raw milk can harbor dangerous bacteria, even when routine testing results show it to be uncontaminated, says a report from Utah on a 2014 outbreak of confirmed or suspected campylobacteriosis... Continue Reading
  • Dec 6

    Blair Academy and Campylobacter

    Blair Academy and Campylobacter
    About 30 people were recently sickened by Campylobacter at Blair Academy, reports the New Jersey Herald. The school is a private boarding and day school for high school students located... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 4801

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/
  • Jun 9

    Are Chinese Students Being Targeted for Expulsion by Universities for Cheating? (Lawyer’s Perspective)

    Are Chinese Students Being Targeted for Expulsion by Universities for Cheating? (Lawyer’s Perspective)
    The number of Chinese students attending universities in the U.S. has tripled in the last ten years. Along with the increase in the number of students, there have been an increase in the number of academic integrity cases brought against…
  • Mar 29

    Using Statistical Methodologies in Detection of Cheating in Academic Integrity Case

    Using Statistical Methodologies in Detection of Cheating in Academic Integrity Case
    An an attorney who defends academic integrity disciplinary actions at state universities, I am often ask to give an opinion on charges brought against students for cheating based on similarities of their answers on exams. For example,…
  • Jul 24

    Remembering Attorney Emma Paulsen

    Remembering Attorney Emma Paulsen
    The Omak-Chronicle reported today the death of Emma-Paulsen, the elected Ferry County Prosecuting Attorney. I think I first met Emma Paulsen around 2005 when I first started taking cases in Okanogan County. She worked as public-defender and…
Rank this Week: 3369

Luvera Law Firm Blawg

Luvera Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.luveralawfirm.com/about/blog/
  • May 24

    $3 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death of Innocent Citizen Killed During High Speed Police Chase

    $3 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death of Innocent Citizen Killed During High Speed Police Chase
    On May 12, 2013, Rachael Kamin, a 40 year old woman, was t-boned by a Ford 350 diesel truck going approximately 85-90 mph in a 30 mph zone while being chased by officers of the Bothell Police Department. Kamin was a nurse coming home from…
  • Dec 21

    Ralph Brindley Recognized as Washington Lawyer of the Year 2016

    Ralph Brindley Recognized as Washington Lawyer of the Year 2016
    Luvera Law Firm partner Ralph Brindley has been selected by peer recognition as Best Lawyer’s Lawyer of the Year in Washington for Medical Malpractice Law. Ralph has previously been recognized as Lawyer of the Year in 2014 for…
  • May 18

    Virginia Mason Hospital Joins Luvera Law Firm in Superbug Lawsuit

    Virginia Mason Hospital Joins Luvera Law Firm in Superbug Lawsuit
    It is not every day that a defendant in a lawsuit joins forces with the plaintiff against another defendant, but that is exactly what defendant Virginia Mason Hospital has done. It recently united with the Luvera Law Firm, which…
Rank this Week: 1868

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!
    We are honored to have announce today’s guest Mallori Thompson, Program Associate of Washington New Americans, One America! Mallori will talk about the upcoming Citizenship Day program to be held on April 23rd. This invaluable service…
  • Apr 18

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!
    Today is a historic day in US immigration history. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on President Obama’s immigration executive actions that were announced in November 2014. On this historic day, I am honored and grateful to…
  • Apr 18

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!
    Another year, another lottery- that is how American businesses have to hire potential employees- a system that needs reform. On April 1st, the USCIS started to accept H1b visa applications for fiscal year 2017 (which commences October 1st…
Rank this Week: 1413

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎
    On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Oregon Restaurant and Lodging v. Perez that reversed a long-standing practice of many Oregon restaurant owners to pool the tips received by employees and…
  • Apr 4

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption
    By Jean Back Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemptions On March 17, 2016, Representatives Walberg and Kline proposed a new bill, HR 4773 entitled “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act,” which…
  • Mar 4

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling
    By Jean Ohman Back On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez, which validated a new Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that limits the tip pooling practices of…
Rank this Week: 2468

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 789

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

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

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    New Budget Act changes law on Social Security

    New Budget Act changes law on Social Security
    The 2016 Budget Act has 2 significant changes for those who are entering their retirement years need to know about.  Click Here to see an article that discusses these changes; adjustments for Medicare Part B and…
  • Oct 13

    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…
  • Oct 12

    Estate Planning When You Have a New Family

    Estate Planning When You Have a New Family
    Whether you are expecting your first child, welcoming an adopted child into the family, or are entering into a blended family situation, developing an estate plan when you have a new family in Washington is important step to take if you want…
Rank this Week: 3690