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Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • May 30

    WA Preferred Worker Program – New Incentives to Assist Return to Work

    WA Preferred Worker Program – New Incentives to Assist Return to Work
    Washington’s Preferred Worker Program provides an opportunity for employers to save money when hiring experienced, highly-qualified workers. Although there is no direct monetary benefit to the injured worker, having Preferred…
  • May 26

    WA AG Ferguson, Sen. Wyden Express Concern About Recent Hanford Worker Exposure

    WA AG Ferguson, Sen. Wyden Express Concern About Recent Hanford Worker Exposure
    Today’s post was shared by WC CompNewsNetwork and comes from www.workerscompensation.com Richland, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.) joined in Richland on…
  • May 23

    WA Siding Company Cited 7th Time for Safety Violation

    WA Siding Company Cited 7th Time for Safety Violation
    A Battle Ground, WA siding company faces a substantial fine from the state after being cited for workplace safety violations involving fall hazards for the seventh time in four years. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries…
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Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • May 28

    Farewell, Big Dog

    Farewell, Big Dog
    We said goodbye to our Big Dog Shy in late January 2016.  We were lucky enough to adopt Shy as a rescue dog in July 2010.  Our 9-year-old male Vizsla, Flash, died prematurely from cancer.  I looked at all of the Vizsla rescue…
  • May 20

    No Such Thing as Unintentionally Giving Up a Copyright Termination Right

    No Such Thing as Unintentionally Giving Up a Copyright Termination Right
    Albert Brumley wrote the gospel song, “I’ll Fly Away,” in the late 1920’s.  The music publishing company he sold his song to registered the copyright in 1932.  Albert later purchased the music publishing…
  • May 6

    Circuit Split on Video Privacy Protection for Smart Device Free App User

    Circuit Split on Video Privacy Protection for Smart Device Free App User
    Alexander Yershov sued Gannett, owner of USA Today, for Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) violations.  Yershov alleged that the USA Today Mobile App he downloaded and installed on his Android device collected and sent his personally…
Rank this Week: 3030

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/
  • May 27

    Five Tips to Having a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

    Five Tips to Having a Safe Memorial Day Weekend
    Memorial day is a time to honor those who have served in our armed forces. It’s also a time to enjoy the three-day weekend with family and friends in celebration of the beginning of summer. Here are five tips to making sure you and your…
  • May 19

    Meet the Veterans in our Office

    Meet the Veterans in our Office
    At Premier Law Group, our entire firm is dedicated to serving our clients and helping them recover from their injuries.  But did you know some of our staff has also served in our armed forces. Today we’d like to take a moment to…
  • May 5

    Accident Near Space Needle Leaves Pedestrian Dead

    Accident Near Space Needle Leaves Pedestrian Dead
    On Tuesday May 3rd, in the early morning, a man was struck and killed by a vehicle pulling out from a parking garage onto Taylor Ave. The accident occurred around 6:40 AM at the intersection of Taylor Ave and Denny Way just a few blocks from…
Rank this Week: 3251

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2054

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: 4317

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • May 26

    More and more Listeria Sunflower Kernels Recalled

    More and more Listeria Sunflower Kernels Recalled
    J. Dannemiller Co. is recalling SunOpta 50# bags and 30# cases of roasted sunflower kernels roasted and salted, and sunflower kernels roasted no salt because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The recalled Sun Opta…
  • May 23

    More Sunflower Kernels Recalled

    More Sunflower Kernels Recalled
    FIRST SOURCE of Tonawanda, NY, is recalling the following items because they have the potential to be contaminated with  Listeria monocytogenes: 15 LBS Alpine Valley Fitness Mix with lot code BD 161021 15 LBS Alpine Valley Yogurt…
  • May 23

    Organic Pastures Dairy Recalls Raw Milk Due to Salmonella

    Organic Pastures Dairy Recalls Raw Milk Due to Salmonella
    Raw milk and cream produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of June 1, 2016 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones.  The…
Rank this Week: 51

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
  • May 25

    Contractors Should Exercise Reasonable Diligence to Avoid Serious Violation

    Contractors Should Exercise Reasonable Diligence to Avoid Serious Violation
    When issuing citations under the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act of 1973 (“WISHA”), the Department of Labor and Industries (“L&I”) commonly classifies violations as either “general” or…
  • May 19

    John P. Ahlers Honored with ASCE Life Membership

    John P. Ahlers Honored with ASCE Life Membership
    John P. Ahlers, one of the founding members of the law firm of Ahlers & Cressman PLLC, was recently honored with a life membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  John has been a member of the ASCE since college…
  • May 11

    OSHA’s New Silica Rule Imposes New Regulations on Many Contractor

    OSHA’s New Silica Rule Imposes New Regulations on Many Contractor
    On March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published its final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica (the “Silica Rule”).  Crystalline silica is a basic…
Rank this Week: 573

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • May 25

    Underage Drunk Driver Causes Serious Crash

    Underage Drunk Driver Causes Serious Crash
    As MYNorthwest.com reports, a recent car crash in the Seattle/Tacoma area saw four people transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. While it appears the crash occurred when one driver ran a red light, it is also believed…
  • Apr 26

    Supreme Court Debates Criminal Implied Consent Penaltie

    Supreme Court Debates Criminal Implied Consent Penaltie
    Is making drivers submit to a breath or blood test under the threat of criminal penalty a violation of their constitutional rights? As USA Today reports, that is the question that the Supreme Court of the United States mulled over last week…
  • Apr 20

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Receives Endorsement from Fellow Attorney

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Receives Endorsement from Fellow Attorney
    Just how effective are the DUI strategies employed here at Dichter Law Office? So effective that other attorneys consult the writings of Attorney Jonathan Dichter to win cases for their clients. This week, Jonathan received an endorsement…
Rank this Week: 3348

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • 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…
  • May 13

    Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Signed Into Law: Federal Law Offers Greater Protections and New Obligations for Employer

    Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Signed Into Law: Federal Law Offers Greater Protections and New Obligations for Employer
    On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) into law, a first step in creating federal oversight of trade secrets laws, which have been exclusively handled at the state level. The DTSA…
Rank this Week: 3731

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    Federal Court Orders American Seafoods Company to Increase Maintenance Pay for Injured Workers.

    Federal Court Orders American Seafoods Company to Increase Maintenance Pay for Injured Workers.
    On May 24, 2016, a federal court in Seattle rejected American Seafoods Company’s attempts to limit the maintenance rate to the $30 per day set forth in the employment contract. American Seafoods took the position that it would not pay…
  • Mar 28

    Tug Specialist Sinking on Hudson River

    Tug Specialist Sinking on Hudson River
    On March 12, 2016, a tugboat crashed into a barge on the Hudson River near New York City, leaving two dead and one missing.  The tugboat, name Specialist, was 84 feet long and sank near the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The tugboat sank within…
  • Mar 14

    When Should a Seaman Receive Maintenance and Cure?

    When Should a Seaman Receive Maintenance and Cure?
     Maintenance and cure has been recognized in the United States courts dating back to 1823 when it was determined by the court that seamen by nature of their profession are particularly prone to injury and illness and are often…
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Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
  • May 24

    Examination of Male Domestic Violence Victims Remaining Silent, Part III

    Examination of Male Domestic Violence Victims Remaining Silent, Part III
    No one should live in fear. No one deserves to be abused. No one asks for domestic violence. Victims need to be helped and protected. These are platitudes that are now generally accepted by the public. This is good because they are true.…
  • May 23

    Examination of Male Domestic Violence Victims Remaining Silent, Part II

    Examination of Male Domestic Violence Victims Remaining Silent, Part II
    This is a continuing examination of an issue that has only recently been being given any consideration. Everyone knows there are victims of domestic violence – the media has made certain that everyone is aware of the problem. This is a…
  • May 16

    When the State Pursues Multiple Charges Based upon One Act in a Washington Assault Case

    When the State Pursues Multiple Charges Based upon One Act in a Washington Assault Case
    Criminal laws in Washington, like criminal laws in other states, can allow prosecutors to pursue multiple charges that all arise from a single act or incident. In such a situation, it is important to understand exactly how far your…
Rank this Week: 2140

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/
  • May 24

    New Law Makes Resale of Private Stock Easier

    New Law Makes Resale of Private Stock Easier
    Congress recently passed a new securities law exemption (Section 4(a)(7) of the Securities Act of 1933) that eases the limitations and restrictions surrounding the resale of private stock.  Prior to the new law, there were several…
  • May 17

    Entity Conversion in Washington

    Entity Conversion in Washington
    In a previous post, we discussed how the entity conversion bill passed by the Washington State Legislature in 2014 allowed companies to complete a conversion (instead of going through a merger) to change a company’s entity structure.…
  • Apr 21

    Business Purchase and Sale: Considering Employee

    Business Purchase and Sale: Considering Employee
    One of the most important parts of a business is the people doing the day-to-day work. When looking into purchasing a business, it’s important to identify and understand the needs and rights of key employees, review existing employment…
Rank this Week: 3008

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: 2262

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • May 23

    Assessment and Collections of FBAR Penalties | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Assessment and Collections of FBAR Penalties | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    The IRS continues to zealously pursue the collection of foreign assets and accounts, so taxpayers need to understand how the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and FBAR penalties work.  The enforcement of the FBAR is…
  • May 10

    FBAR Penalties for Failure to Maintain Foreign Account Records | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    FBAR Penalties for Failure to Maintain Foreign Account Records | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    One of the most common FBAR problems arise from a failure to keep required records.  The reporting requirements are not onerous, but taxpayers who are managing multiple accounts or making complicated business transactions can sometimes…
  • Apr 24

    Willfulness and FBAR Penalties -- Non-willful Actions and Reasonable Cause | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Willfulness and FBAR Penalties -- Non-willful Actions and Reasonable Cause | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    In this blog, I’d like to examine the differences between non-willful conduct which can trigger an IRS penalty, and non-willful conduct for which reasonable cause can be given, which offers grounds for why penalties should not be…
Rank this Week: 3492

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/
  • May 23

    No Filtering Snapchat’s Third Party Woe

    No Filtering Snapchat’s Third Party Woe
      By Mackenzie Olson Snapchat is an app that allows users to send one another “snaps”, which are pictures that disappear after a few seconds.  Users can also add a “filter” to their pictures to alter or…
  • May 20

    Facebook Wins Trademark Case in China

    Facebook Wins Trademark Case in China
    By Kiran Jassal By now, many are aware that Facebook has taken a rather active stance when it comes to protecting its trademark. Examples include bringing infringement claims against Designbook, Lamebook, and Teachbook.  Not…
  • May 18

    Saving “Face”: Pushback against Facebook’s Facial Recognition Survives in Court

    Saving “Face”: Pushback against Facebook’s Facial Recognition Survives in Court
      By Julie Liu Facebook’s facial recognition technology has evolved to a point where it is as disturbing to many users as it is helpful. Earlier this month, the District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion…
Rank this Week: 668

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • May 18

    Two rescued from 40 foot Vessel

    Two rescued from 40 foot Vessel
    A 40 foot vessel was reported taking on water near Iceberg Island, Washington, Wednesday afternoon. Two men were subsequently rescued. A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boatcrew, aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, safely removed the two…
  • May 18

    Crewmen rescued after abandoning F/V Rosalyn

    Crewmen rescued after abandoning F/V Rosalyn
    A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two people from a fishing vessel taking on water approximately 132 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska, Tuesday morning. The fishermen sent out a mayday call after losing…
  • May 15

    F/T Starboard – Death aboard?

    F/T Starboard – Death aboard?
    We have a preliminary report of a death last Saturday aboard the Seattle-based factory trawler Starbound. So far, we’ve been unable to obtain an official account of what happened.
Rank this Week: 3322

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

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

    Will Coal Port Decision Hurt or Help Tribal Development?

    Will Coal Port Decision Hurt or Help Tribal Development?
    Law360 is discussing the recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ruling that halted the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal in Washington state, noting that the decision in favor of the Lummi Nation’s opposition to the project puts developers…
  • May 10

    Lummi Tribe and US Army Stop World's Largest Coal Shipment Port Project

    Lummi Tribe and US Army Stop World's Largest Coal Shipment Port Project
      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has halted the development of what would be the largest coal shipment port in the world near Bellingham, Washington, upholding an appeal by the Lummi Tribe that the $700 million project would hurt…
  • May 6

    Lauren King: "Rising Star" Defender of Tribal Right

    Lauren King: "Rising Star" Defender of Tribal Right
      Foster Pepper PLLC partner Lauren J. King’s work defending the interests of Native American tribes, including securing a major fishing rights victory for a Northwestern tribe, has earned her a place among Law360's top attorneys…
Rank this Week: 4228

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • May 14

    Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Taylor Farms Organic Kale

    Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Taylor Farms Organic Kale
    Pacific Coast Fruit Company posted the following recall notice: Reason:  Salmonella Pack/Codes:  The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) are investigating an outbreak…
  • May 10

    Trader Joe’s Recalls Kale and Edamame Salad

    Trader Joe’s Recalls Kale and Edamame Salad
    WCD Kitchen, LLC of Fontana, California is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Kale & Edamame Salad (UPC 00967112), sold only in the Midwest, with a “USE BY May 05, 2016 through... Continue Reading
  • May 3

    Salmonella Prompts Tea Recall

    Salmonella Prompts Tea Recall
    The Republic of Tea is dedicated to the health and wellness of each and every citizen (customer). As such, we are issuing a voluntary recall of our Organic Turmeric Ginger Green... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 266

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: 4644

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/
  • May 8

    Orbit Law Launches “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox”

    Orbit Law Launches “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox”
    Orbit Law, PLLC is proud to present “Building a Business: An Entrepreneur’s Toolbox” a series designed and developed by Kripa Upadhyay. A four-part series, to be held quarterly over the course of 2016, the series, held in…
  • Apr 19

    NEW RULES FOR 24 MONTH STEM/OPT EXTENSION

    NEW RULES FOR 24 MONTH STEM/OPT EXTENSION
    On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule allowing certain F-1 students who receive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degrees, and who meet other specified requirements, to apply for…
  • Feb 16

    H-1B Visa: The Legal Responsibilities of an Employer

    H-1B Visa: The Legal Responsibilities of an Employer
    Given recent news about the change in H-1B visa fees for certain employers, there is understandable confusion as to what the H-1B visa fees are for FY 2017, and whether the employer or the employee is responsible for paying these fees. The…
Rank this Week: 3764

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 5

    Six Ways Politicians are Like Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Six Ways Politicians are Like Criminal Defense Lawyer
    You know that feeling you get when something seems very familiar to you but you know it isn’t? I got that recently when I was listening to one of the Presidential candidates wax poetic about every little detail concerning their poll…
  • Mar 31

    What is Assault, Anyway?

    What is Assault, Anyway?
    I want to begin by thanking Donald Trump’s campaign manager. Just when I was wondering what new legal issues were floating around that were relevant to criminal law, there it was. Assault! Campaign Aides Gone Wild! Or not… Which…
  • Mar 15

    Get Up, Stand up: VOTE!

    Get Up, Stand up: VOTE!
      image by Theresa Thompson, edited for size Finally. I found a way to be able to talk about this crazy election. I’ve been dying to, but I haven’t been able to. You see, the problem is that I try to stay neutral here, and…
Rank this Week: 1043

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/
  • May 5

    Legal Challenge to Amendment Restricting Leasing Held Untimely By WA High Court

    Legal Challenge to Amendment Restricting Leasing Held Untimely By WA High Court
    The Washington Supreme Court recently unanimously ruled that a condominium unit owner's legal challenge to a recorded condominium declaration amendment restricting leasing was barred by a one-year statute of limitation in the Washington…
  • Apr 8

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in a published opinion last month that a road maintenance agreement did not create a homeowners' association.  It also ruled that a majority of lot owners did not have the authority to amend that…
  • Mar 9

    Antiharassment Order Reversed Due to Easement Claim

    Antiharassment Order Reversed Due to Easement Claim
    Mr. Geiger and Mr. and Ms. Buchheit own adjoining parcels of property on the north side of Lake Stevens.  Mr. Geiger owns and lives on lot 1, the upland parcel.  Mr. and Ms. Buchheit own lot 2, which is located on the waterfront…
Rank this Week: 4010

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • 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
  • Mar 18

    Raw Milk Strikes Again

    Raw Milk Strikes Again
    CDC and several states are investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis). Listeria can cause a serious, life-threatening illness. Collaborative investigative efforts of state, local, and federal public health...…
Rank this Week: 409

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: 2771

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: 3595

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Apr 20

    Is a Divorce Mediator or Divorce Lawyer Right For You?

    Is a Divorce Mediator or Divorce Lawyer Right For You?
    In nearly every case, divorce is a complicated process that almost always requires professional help for the separating couple. However, going to court for litigation or for a settlement conference isn’t always necessary; by using…
  • Mar 25

    5 Ways To Stay Positive During A Divorce

    5 Ways To Stay Positive During A Divorce
    Breakups are difficult, but divorce is a whole new ball game. Ending a legal marriage is more than breaking up with someone, it’s ending a life that was build around that relationship. Finances, children, assets and legal documentation…
  • Feb 23

    Divorce Mediation or Collaborative Law Divorce

    Divorce Mediation or Collaborative Law Divorce
      Divorce is costly, whether a couple has a lot of money to work with or not. Court and attorney fees can add up quickly as legal proceedings drag on. Mediation is a cost-effective alternative to traditional divorce that can save a…
Rank this Week: 2273

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Seattle Fishermen’s Safety Fair

    Seattle Fishermen’s Safety Fair
    The Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial is sponsoring their first “Fishermen’s Safety Fair.” The day long event on May 16th will be held at Dock 9 at Fisherman’s Terminal in Ballard.  Prizes will be awarded…
  • Apr 19

    Three Fishermen Rescued From Capsized Fishing Vessel at Makah Bay

    Three Fishermen Rescued From Capsized Fishing Vessel at Makah Bay
    April 18, 2016 Three fishermen have been rescued from the water at Makah Bay following the capsizing of their fishing vessel. The vessel was able to radio a Mayday message via VFH radio to the Coast Guard before the vessel capsized.  The…
  • Apr 19

    Fishing Vessel Sinks Near Grays Harbor; Three Crewmen Safe

    Fishing Vessel Sinks Near Grays Harbor; Three Crewmen Safe
    April 15, 2016 Three crewmen from the commercial fishing vessel Privateer have been rescued by the Coast Guard. The seventy-five foot fishing vessel began taking on water in eight foot swells Friday afternoon approximately a mile from Grays…
Rank this Week: 2723

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: 3930

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Hepatitis A Linked to Costco

    Hepatitis A Linked to Costco
    The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of Hepatitis A infections in three provinces linked to the frozen fruit product:... Continue Reading
  • Feb 19

    Sandy Cinema Patrons Urged to get Hepatitis A Treatment

    Sandy Cinema Patrons Urged to get Hepatitis A Treatment
    Clackamas County Public Health officials are investigating an incident of potential exposure to Hepatitis A at a Sandy movie theater. People who attended the Sandy Cinema, at 16605 Champion Way... Continue Reading
  • Dec 6

    Seneca County Health Department Reports Hepatitis A Ill Employee at Mark’s Pizzeria

    Seneca County Health Department Reports Hepatitis A Ill Employee at Mark’s Pizzeria
    The Seneca County Health Department has confirmed a case of Hepatitis A in a food service worker. The food service worker is employed at the Marks Pizzeria located at 1963... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 165

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 14

    Tenant Sues Landlord Over Security Deposit

    Tenant Sues Landlord Over Security Deposit
    Jessica gave a 20-day notice and then on August 27 vacated the house she had been renting.  Jessica did not turn in her keys until September 3—in part because of the Labor Day holiday—but the landlord had access to the rental…
  • Mar 14

    New Seattle Just Cause Eviction Provision

    New Seattle Just Cause Eviction Provision
    A Seattle residential landlord may evict a tenant only for just cause. Just cause is defined by Seattle ordinance. Landlord intends to occupy the rental unit. If the landlord or member of the landlord’s immediate family wishes to…
  • Feb 12

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal
    A Seattle residential eviction with a complicated procedural history was recently upheld on appeal.[1]  The lease expired and the tenancy continued month-to-month.  After a parking dispute between the tenants and a neighbor, the…
Rank this Week: 2286

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

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

    152 with Shigella in Illinoi

    152 with Shigella in Illinoi
    The Winnebago County Health Department is reporting additional cases of Shigellosis in our community, bringing the new total to 152, since October 2015. The majority of these cases are isolated... Continue Reading
  • Oct 27

    Mariscos San Juan #3 Restaurant Shigella Outbreak Update

    Mariscos San Juan #3 Restaurant Shigella Outbreak Update
    As of Monday, October 26, 2015, the number of outbreak-associated cases of Shigella reported to Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) now stands at 188; 150 of these cases... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1058

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: 2738

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Apr 8

    Special Events Permits Come to Washington Breweries!

    Special Events Permits Come to Washington Breweries!
    Good news from Olympia! Very soon, Washington Brewers will be able to get Special Events permits to expand the way they can sample and sell their beers. Thanks to House Bill 2605 (signed by the Governor on 3/31/16 and effective 6/9/2016),…
  • Dec 18

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient
    Behold, more exempt beer ingredients (scroll down for the entire list)! TTB has just superseded and replaced the very important TTB 2014-4 ruling, in favor of TTB Ruling 2015-1. This new ruling adds more than fifty ingredients to TTB’s…
  • Dec 8

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?
    If a Washington brewery wants minors on the premises, what does it need to do? The question comes up quite a bit. Can families spend time at a brewery? We’ve seen kids at breweries, but is it legal? Can we get into trouble? As the law…
Rank this Week: 452

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Apr 7

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)
    The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) released new guidance this morning related to the testing of certified laboratories working in the I-502 Recreational Cannabis industry. This guidance came in the form of…
  • Mar 8

    Seattle v Pearson (Exigent Circumstances)

    Seattle v Pearson (Exigent Circumstances)
    Seattle v. Pearson: The Court reversed Ms. Pearson’s conviction for one count of driving under the influence of marijuana and remanded for a new trial. The Court found that the trial court erred when it admitted the results of a…
  • Feb 21

    Case Law Update (Div I on Informed Consent)

    Case Law Update (Div I on Informed Consent)
    State v. Robison: In a case in which a defendant who smelled of both marijuana and alcohol was given implied consent warnings that omitted any penalty with regard to THC concentration, the Court found that the applicable statute required the…
Rank this Week: 468

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

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

    Campylobacter in California Raw Milk

    Campylobacter in California Raw Milk
    Raw milk produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of OCT 24 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 337

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 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…
  • Jul 5

    Jeffrey Havard and the “Gate-Keeping” Function

    Jeffrey Havard and the “Gate-Keeping” Function
    “Gate-keeping function.” That is what you call the judge’s role in deciding whether to allow an expert witness to testify. The judge is supposed to screen experts to make sure that what they are saying is scientifically…
Rank this Week: 3223

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: 4868

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 14

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)
    Bert: All right. We are back. My next guest, Tom McAvity. Tom McAvity is a bankruptcy attorney and the author of the bestselling book, “The Benefits of Bankruptcy”. Tom McAvity, welcome to Money for Lunch. Tom: Thank you. Bert:…
  • Nov 24

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack
    As I noted in an earlier post, the paperwork the forms that Oregon and Washington debtors have used to file bankruptcy since the 1980s will be replaced by a new longer set of forms on December 1, 2015. Many critics have noted that the new…
  • Nov 7

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy
    Good news for current and former Oregon and Washington Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filers who saw their mortgage payments rise with little or no notice during the pendency of their Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases. The U.S. Trustee Program has now…
Rank this Week: 4873

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattleinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 9

    The possibility of a fatal crash involving an autonomous car

    The possibility of a fatal crash involving an autonomous car
    Google’s self-driving cars have traveled more than 1.4 million test miles, and none of them were at fault in accidents until Feb. 14, when a city bus scraped one of the company’s Lexus SUVs. Google said that no one was injured but…
  • Feb 29

    Lawmakers seek recalls for all cars with Takata airbag

    Lawmakers seek recalls for all cars with Takata airbag
    The recall of vehicles due to potentially dangerous airbag inflators shows no signs of slowing down. More than 29 million cars, trucks and SUVs have already been recalled, and a number of lawmakers have called for all vehicles in Washington…
  • Feb 24

    Feds say hoverboards are unsafe, can ignite

    Feds say hoverboards are unsafe, can ignite
    Hoverboards are prone to catching fire and are, therefore, “unsafe,” according to the U.S. Consumer Product Commission. The agency made the declaration in a letter released Feb. 18, which urged self-balancing scooter manufacturers…
Rank this Week: 2105

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Feb 2

    Port of Tacoma

    Port of Tacoma
    Just saw a super cool aerial video of the Port of Tacoma at the ILWU 23 Home page. http://www.ilwulocal23.org The fly over of the cranes is pretty spectacular. I represent workers who are injured at the Port, so sometimes I forget it can be a…
Rank this Week: 1559

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: 4593

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: 3537

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Nov 6

    What the Miller Act Means For You

    What the Miller Act Means For You
    In the construction industry, we speak a lot about the filing of a mechanic’s lien. But what if you are working on a public project? In the event a government project goes sour, contractors and materials suppliers must turn to the…
  • Oct 6

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You
    If you are in the construction industry, understanding public bid law can help you be aware of the potential risks/rewards of your next public works project. Public projects can be lucrative, yet they also have many pitfalls that can damage…
  • Sep 10

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract
    If you’re about to sign a construction contract, you need to be aware of some important clauses that may and/or should be incorporate into your contract. Certain clauses are critical for any contract to effectively protect your rights…
Rank this Week: 380

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • 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…
  • Jul 14

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant
    It is not uncommon for a person seeking immigration status in the United States (i.e. petitioner) to find him or herself in a position where the other spouse files for a divorce but the Unites States Citizen and Immigration Service ……
Rank this Week: 2244

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/
  • Oct 30

    Marineros Extranjeros Lesionados En Buques de EE.UU. Tienen Derecho

    Marineros Extranjeros Lesionados En Buques de EE.UU. Tienen Derecho
    Marineros extranjeros lesionados en buques de bandera estadounidense o navío que extensivamente salen de los puertos estadounidenses, a menudo se les aconseja de no tomar acción legal en las cortes estadounidenses, cuando en…
  • Oct 9

    Foreign Seamen Injured On U.S. Vessels Have Legal Rights In United States Court

    Foreign Seamen Injured On U.S. Vessels Have Legal Rights In United States Court
    Foreign seamen injured on U.S. flagged vessels or vessels operating extensively out of U.S. ports are too often dissuaded from pursuing an action in U.S. courts, when in such cases, the particular foreign seaman is often protected under the…
  • Apr 7

    Top 6 Things For Seamen And Maritime Workers To Keep In Mind After Suffering An Injury

    Top 6 Things For Seamen And Maritime Workers To Keep In Mind After Suffering An Injury
    After an accident, your world can quickly turn upside down. With the stress of worrying about your injuries and your ability to work, you may inadvertently do something that can hurt your future legal case. There are actions and inactions…
Rank this Week: 1291