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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/
  • Jul 13

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World
    By Amela Zukic As many of us have heard, the European Commission recently slapped Google with a 2.7-billon dollar antitrust fine for allegedly favoring its own comparison-shopping service, an illegal practice in the EU. Google now has 90 days…
  • Jul 11

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music
    By: Adam Roberts Popular music streaming service Spotify has agreed to pay $43.45 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by a collection of songwriters and music copyright holders.  The class plaintiffs allege that Spotify…
  • Jul 6

    Texting Too Far

    Texting Too Far
    By Ari Robbins On Friday, June 16th, a Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge found twenty-year old Michelle Carter guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Conrad Roy III. Carter was found guilty of recklessly causing Roy III’s death.…
Rank this Week: 65

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler Recognized as One of The Best Lawyers in America

    Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler Recognized as One of The Best Lawyers in America
    Seattle-based food safety advocate and attorney Bill Marler has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America©. The 24th edition of this prestigious publication was released this month. Marler, who began his career representing those…
  • Aug 18

    Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Hits 173 in 21 State

    Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Hits 173 in 21 State
    The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections. This outbreak includes four different types…
  • Aug 17

    Raw Milk with Brucella Bacteria in Tea

    Raw Milk with Brucella Bacteria in Tea
    Texas officials say all raw milk and other unpasteurized products from K-Bar Dairy should not be consumed and should immediately be discarded because the dairy has been linked to an antibiotic-resistant strain of Brucella bacteria that has…
Rank this Week: 126

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    Hepatitis A Outbreak in San Diego – 312 Ill, 10 Deaths, 215 Hospitialization

    Hepatitis A Outbreak in San Diego – 312 Ill, 10 Deaths, 215 Hospitialization
    In a follow-up on the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County, CA, the number of cases reported this year has climbed to 312, including 10 fatalities, according to latest... Continue Reading
  • Aug 10

    Vaccination in Alaska Eliminating Hepatitis A

    Vaccination in Alaska Eliminating Hepatitis A
    A comprehensive hepatitis A vaccination program established in Alaska in the 1990s, which became a requirement for school entry in 2001, has virtually wiped out the virus in the native... Continue Reading
  • Aug 3

    What you and your Family needs to know about Hepatitis A

    What you and your Family needs to know about Hepatitis A
    THE HEPATITIS A VIRUS Exposure to hepatitis A virus (“HAV”) can cause an acute infection of the liver that is typically mild and resolves on its own.[1] The symptoms and... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 224

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers various accident and injury accident topics. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.seattlecaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Bicycle helmet testing: not all helmets pass muster

    Bicycle helmet testing: not all helmets pass muster
    Wearing a bicycle helmet is a must for all bicyclists, both young and old. Bicycle helmets save lives and prevent traumatic brain injuries. An Institute of Medicine review of bicycle accident concussions found that wearing a helmet reduced…
  • Apr 30

    Bicycle helmet testing: not all helmets pass muster

    Bicycle helmet testing: not all helmets pass muster
    Wearing a bicycle helmet is a must for all bicyclists, both young and old. Bicycle helmets save lives and prevent traumatic brain injuries. An Institute of Medicine review of bicycle accident concussions found that wearing a helmet reduced…
  • Apr 30

    Bicycle helmet testing: not all helmets pass muster

    Bicycle helmet testing: not all helmets pass muster
    Wearing a bicycle helmet is a must for all bicyclists, both young and old. Bicycle helmets save lives and prevent traumatic brain injuries. An Institute of Medicine review of bicycle accident concussions found that wearing a helmet reduced…
Rank this Week: 307

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

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

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

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

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

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

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 376

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Sunflower Recalled Because of Listeria

    Sunflower Recalled Because of Listeria
    Hudson Valley Foods, Inc. of Highland, NY has advised Amrita Health Foods of Pleasantville, NY that sunflower seeds and sunflower seed butter sold to the company for a short period... Continue Reading
  • Jun 28

    Smoked Fish Operation Shuttered over Listeria

    Smoked Fish Operation Shuttered over Listeria
    Food Safety News reports that Federal officials are seeking a court order to stop a smoked fish operation from selling food because of repeated Listeria problems at its Westchester County, NY,... Continue Reading
  • Jun 8

    Sprouts Recalled after Listeria Test

    Sprouts Recalled after Listeria Test
    Happy Sprout Inc. voluntarily recalled all packages of soybean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 493

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
  • Jul 30

    Can a Business File Bankruptcy?

    Can a Business File Bankruptcy?
    Can a Business File for Bankruptcy?  Yes a business can file for bankruptcy, but a business owner will need to determine whether it will make sense to file a business bankruptcy, or deal with the debts on a personal level… Read…
  • Jul 2

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?
    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust and why are they suing me?  It’s not surprising that you have never heard of National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, in fact you are probably reading this article because you have no…
  • May 29

    How to Manage Old Debt After Recent Supreme Court Ruling

    How to Manage Old Debt After Recent Supreme Court Ruling
    How to Manage Old Debt After Recent Supreme Court Ruling It’s easier for old debt to haunt American consumers seeking refuge in bankruptcy, thanks to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson (2017).…
Rank this Week: 600

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

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

    Camarillo Souplantation Tied to Shigella Outbreak

    Camarillo Souplantation Tied to Shigella Outbreak
    Ventura County Public Health was notified on Thursday, June 22nd, of an unusually high number of Shigella cases in the county. Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group... Continue Reading
  • Jun 22

    Altamonte Springs Daycare Linked to Shigella Outbreak

    Altamonte Springs Daycare Linked to Shigella Outbreak
    Florida health officials in Seminole County are warning about a shigella outbreak at a daycare. A shigella outbreak was reported to Florida Health Department officials on Tuesday at the Kids... Continue Reading
  • May 28

    Arkansas and Louisiana see increase in Shigella

    Arkansas and Louisiana see increase in Shigella
    The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is continuing to see cases in Northeast Arkansas of Shigellosis, an infectious disease that commonly causes diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. Shigellosis is caused... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 495

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Nov 17

    Breaking News: Final EAD rules out!

    Breaking News: Final EAD rules out!
    ​The long awaited rules on I-140 EAD rules are finally out.  The rule will be effective from January 17, 2017. I am travelling at the moment so well write detailed thoughts next week. But feel free to send questions to me as you…
  • Sep 22

    We have moved!

    We have moved!
    We have found a new home and would love for you to continue following us! To subscribe to our new blog, please head over to http://immigrationlawyersinseattle.com/follow-us/ and fill out the subscription form.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 810

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Covers DMCA, fair use, and online piracy. By Whitaker Law Group.

http://www.copyrightinfringementadvisor.com
  • Oct 3

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
  • Oct 9

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!
    We all talk about these mass bittorrent lawyers like they are
  • Oct 4

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe
    It looks like the Copyright Trolls are trying to make good on their threats to start suing individuals who refuse to settle up. Earlier, Daniel G.
Rank this Week: 845

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: 628

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various accident, injury, and medical malpractice topics including nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K
    The Oregonian reports that Christine Shertzer was awarded a $108K settlement for injuries she received when an Australian shepherd bit her at a party. Shertzer, 43, claimed that the dog's owners were negligent for allowing their dog to roam…
  • Apr 30

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K
    The Oregonian reports that Christine Shertzer was awarded a $108K settlement for injuries she received when an Australian shepherd bit her at a party. Shertzer, 43, claimed that the dog’s owners were negligent for allowing their dog to…
  • Apr 30

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K
    The Oregonian reports that Christine Shertzer was awarded a $108K settlement for injuries she received when an Australian shepherd bit her at a party. Shertzer, 43, claimed that the dog’s owners were negligent for allowing their dog to…
Rank this Week: 688

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

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

    Akutan at anchor, deteriorating, and liable to sink

    Akutan at anchor, deteriorating, and liable to sink
    The U.S. Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the city of Unalaska established a unified command in response to potential pollution from the fishing vessel Akutan near Unalaska, Alaska, Friday. Personnel from…
  • Aug 8

    Pura Vida in tow to safety.

    Pura Vida in tow to safety.
    Fishing vessel, the 48ft Pura Vida and its three person crew is being towed by a Coast Guard boat crew in 6-8ft swells with an estimated time of arrival to the Columbia River of 6 p.m., Tuesday. Tuesday morning the commercial fishing vessel…
  • Jul 29

    Sea Crest sink

    Sea Crest sink
    Coast Guard crews rescued a 67-year-old mariner after his yacht collided with an unknown object and sank 9 miles off Leadbetter Point State Park, Washington, Friday. The mariner reported his vessel, the 45-foot pleasure yacht Sea Crest, had…
Rank this Week: 3112

Washington Injury Law Blog

Washington Injury Law Blog

Covers Washington state injury issues, laws, cases and news. By Max J. Meyers.

http://wainjurylawblog.com
  • Aug 18

    The Role of Bankruptcy Attorney

    The Role of Bankruptcy Attorney
    The Role of Bankruptcy Attorneys Source: Flickr When one is faced with such a serious financial problem that he or she is considering the option to file for bankruptcy, the smartest and safest thing to do would be to let the…
  • Aug 17

    Last Will And Testament Consideration

    Last Will And Testament Consideration
    Last Will And Testament Considerations Source: Flickr Interest in a Last Will and Testament and other end of life planning documents skyrocketed during the coverage of Terri Schiavo’s case, but interest didn’t always lead…
  • Aug 16

    Attorney Marilyn Gale Vilyus Offers Guidance On Divorce

    Attorney Marilyn Gale Vilyus Offers Guidance On Divorce
    Attorney Marilyn Gale Vilyus Offers Guidance On Divorce No one except an individual can determine whether or not a divorce is right for him or her. However, there are some general questions which pretty much apply to everybody.…
Rank this Week: 4246

Condo & HOA Law Blog

Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.barkermartin.com/blog/condo-hoa-blog
  • Aug 18

    It's That Time of Year Again…

    It's That Time of Year Again…
    As the leaves begin to change and the temperature begins to drop, that can only mean one thing… Fantasy Football is back! Ok, perhaps not the answer you were expecting. It is estimated that more than 59 million people will participate…
  • Aug 3

    Dog Days of Summer

    Dog Days of Summer
    With the mercury hitting record highs this week, I look out my office window and dream of jumping into a nice cool pool. As a community association attorney, my brain automatically shifts from recreation to work mode. I recently helped a…
  • Jul 20

    Unlike Riding a Bike

    Unlike Riding a Bike
    Recently, I bought new mountain bike, after not owning a bike for years. When the bike arrived, I unpacked it, put it together, bolted on the wheels and handlebars, hopped on and just rode off. People often say you never forget how to ride…
Rank this Week: 4166

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

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

    Salmonella Papaya Outbreak Spike

    Salmonella Papaya Outbreak Spike
    A total of 173 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Kiambu (51), Salmonella Thompson (111), Salmonella Agona (7), or Salmonella Gaminara (4) have been reported from 21 states. …
  • Aug 11

    More Sickened by Salmonella Tainted Papaya

    More Sickened by Salmonella Tainted Papaya
    As of August 9, 2017, 141 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Kiambu (51) or Salmonella Thompson (90) have been reported from 19 states. Connecticut 5, Delaware 4, Iowa 2, Illinois 2,... Continue…
  • Aug 4

    Salmonella Tainted Papayas Sicken 109

    Salmonella Tainted Papayas Sicken 109
    The CDC reports today that the outbreak investigation has expanded to include another strain of Salmonella. Sixty-four more ill people from 15 states were added to this investigation since the last... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 4885

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: 3470

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Aug 17

    Mexico City floating farms, chefs team up to save tradition

    Mexico City floating farms, chefs team up to save tradition
    Today’s post was shared by APImages.com and comes from apimagesblog.com Mexico City floating farms, chefs team up to save tradition At dawn in Xochimilco, home to Mexico City’s famed floating gardens, farmers in muddied rain boots…
  • Aug 14

    Expanded Small Farm Internship Program Sows Seeds for Future Grower

    Expanded Small Farm Internship Program Sows Seeds for Future Grower
    An effort to bring small farms in Washington State together with people who want to learn farming is expanding to 20 counties across the state. The Farm Internship Project, overseen by the Washington State Department of Labor &…
  • Aug 10

    Labor violations force truckers into life of servitude

    Labor violations force truckers into life of servitude
    Today’s post was shared by Jon L Gelman and comes from www.pbs.org HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Truck drivers are a crucial link in the supply chain of getting imported goods from ports to stores. An investigative…
Rank this Week: 3716

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1093

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.plg-pllc.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    People Love Premier Law Group on Yelp award 2017

    People Love Premier Law Group on Yelp award 2017
    We did again team!!!!! We have proved our dedication to our clients and their cases. This was a momentous year, which helped showcase our skills to represent our clients; and achieve impeccable results. Premier Law Group handles cases we…
  • Aug 4

    What to do right after a Car Accident?

    What to do right after a Car Accident?
      Car accidents can happen in an instant, potentially causing serious injuries and leaving your vehicle in an un-drivable condition. While your insurance is designed to protect you against any financial consequences that could break your…
  • Jul 21

    4 Reasons to Consider Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

    4 Reasons to Consider Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
    A common question I get asked by people who call in after an injury is, “How do I know if I should hire an attorney?” Typically, just the fact that the person has taken the time to call an attorney is the first sign that they have…
Rank this Week: 2790

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 9

    Floodgates on "Offensive" Trademarks Not Open Yet

    Floodgates on "Offensive" Trademarks Not Open Yet
    Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act bars registration of trademarks that may “disparage” persons, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into “contempt, or disrepute” (the “disparagement”…
  • May 16

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner

    Best IP Practices for the Small Business Owner
    I often get trademark and copyright questions from startups or small business owners. Though one size doesn’t fit all, there are some common things to think about when getting your IP house in order. 1. Consider registering your…
  • Apr 18

    Mastering Specimens of Use: Tricky, but Essential

    Mastering Specimens of Use: Tricky, but Essential
    Proving up trademark use to the USPTO’s satisfaction can be tricky. It needn’t be, but it’s not always intuitive, which can lead to mistakes. The first thing to remember is that the proof of use — called the…
Rank this Week: 1273

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/blog/news
Rank this Week: 2362

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Covers admiralty law. By James M. Beard.

http://www.seattlemaritimelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    Fire Aboard Oregon Fishing Vessel – Two Crewman Saved From Sinking Vessel

    Fire Aboard Oregon Fishing Vessel – Two Crewman Saved From Sinking Vessel
    Two crewmen were rescued by the Coast Guard after their fishing vessel caught fire and sank. The incident happened 20 miles west of Cape Blanco. The two fishermen aboard the 47-foot vessel were able to escape to a life raft before the fire…
  • Jul 24

    Ilwaco Charter Boat Investigated for Halibut Fishing Violation

    Ilwaco Charter Boat Investigated for Halibut Fishing Violation
    On July 13 2017, Washington State Fish and Wildlife officers and agents for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration served search warrants for records upon Ilwaco’s Pacific Salmon Charters. The investigation relates to…
  • Jul 16

    Two Oregon Fishermen Rescued 52 Miles West of Coos Bay

    Two Oregon Fishermen Rescued 52 Miles West of Coos Bay
      Two commercial fishermen were airlifted to safety by a Coast Guard helicopter crew on July 8, 2017. The two crewmen were aboard the 40-foot commercial fishing vessel New Faith and were fishing approximately 52 miles west of Coos…
Rank this Week: 1316

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Search Continues for Bristol Bay Crewman Who Went Overboard in Ugashik

    Search Continues for Bristol Bay Crewman Who Went Overboard in Ugashik
    The U.S. Coast Guard is still searching for a fisherman who went missing after going overboard in Ugashik Bay. Petty Officer Bill Colclough says the vessel Lady Colleen reported just after 12:00 a.m. Thursday that a crewman had gone…
  • Jul 27

    Scuba Diver Who Died in Hood Canal Identified

    Scuba Diver Who Died in Hood Canal Identified
    The Mason County Coroner’s office have released the name of a scuba diver who died this past Saturday in Washington state’s Hood Canal. Joshua Michael Parke of The Balles, Oregon, was on a training dive in the Sund Rock…
  • Jul 21

    Wreckage of Seattle-Based Crab Boat F/V DESTINATION Discovered in the Bering Sea

    Wreckage of Seattle-Based Crab Boat F/V DESTINATION Discovered in the Bering Sea
    A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research Vessel has just located the wreck of the missing F/V DESTINATION that sank in the Bering Sea this past February. The vessel and its six crew members were tragically lost in the…
Rank this Week: 2482

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 21

    Can Landlords Reject Prospective Tenants With Criminal Histories?

    Can Landlords Reject Prospective Tenants With Criminal Histories?
    Seattle politicians are considering legislation to limit the ability of landlords to reject potential tenants due to their criminal records.  Under the proposed new law, landlords would be prohibited from posting ads barring people with…
  • Jun 26

    Collection Options for Community Association

    Collection Options for Community Association
    Assessments are the lifeblood of community associations.  If owners fail to pay their assessments, then associations can not perform their duties.  Once reminder notices have proven ineffective, associations should consider taking…
  • May 29

    Washington Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court's Partition of Common Area

    Washington Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court's Partition of Common Area
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in an unpublished opinion last month that partition of a common area created by the deeds of four adjacent properties was not a remedy available to the trial court when the property owners could not agree…
Rank this Week: 4031

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
  • Jul 20

    SUBCONTRACTORS ON WASHINGTON PUBLIC PROJECTS CAN NOW GET THEIR RETAINAGE MONEY SOONER

    SUBCONTRACTORS ON WASHINGTON PUBLIC PROJECTS CAN NOW GET THEIR RETAINAGE MONEY SOONER
    Subcontractors on public projects in Washington State will no longer be required to wait until final acceptance of the project to get their retainage money. A new statute, which goes into effect on July 23, 2017 and applies only to Washington…
  • Jul 7

    Acceptable Worksite: New City of Seattle Specification Provisions Now In Effect

    Acceptable Worksite: New City of Seattle Specification Provisions Now In Effect
    The City of Seattle’s City Purchasing & Contracting Services recently revised its General Special Provisions for City construction contracts to add new “Acceptable Worksite” language.  The City indicates that the…
  • Jun 29

    Nine Firm Members Recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Star

    Nine Firm Members Recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Star
    While we avoid using this blog as a platform for self-promotion, we recently received share-worthy distinctions, which both flatter and humble us. We invite you, our loyal readers, to celebrate in our success, which in great measure is due to…
Rank this Week: 1370

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Steps to an Empowering Divorce

    Steps to an Empowering Divorce
    Divorce is usually overwhelming, uncertain, and confusing. If not handled well the divorce process can be a recipe for disaster. How you handle your divorce will impact not only you, your spouse and children, but also your community of…
  • Mar 4

    Divorce, Children and Taxe

    Divorce, Children and Taxe
    Most divorcing couples feel financially strained. The good news is that parents may receive significant tax benefits for children; the bad news is that even though more and more parents are choosing joint parenting the IRS still hangs on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1115

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/
  • Jul 18

    Friends and family financing round: Raising capital from non accredited investor

    Friends and family financing round: Raising capital from non accredited investor
    Is the family and friends round worth the costs and risks? After discussing the pros and cons with us, entrepreneurs often decide against raising money from family and friends. In today's post we'll talk about six different ways you could…
  • Jun 8

    News Roundup: Noncompete Clauses; IKEA Bootcamp; Crowdfunded Litigation

    News Roundup: Noncompete Clauses; IKEA Bootcamp; Crowdfunded Litigation
    IKEA Hosts Startup Bootcamp IKEA has partnered with Rainmaking, a global co-op for entrepreneurs, to create IKEA Bootcamp. The program is currently accepting applications for startups who want to work with IKEA Range & Supply for three…
  • Jun 5

    The Business Purchase Letter of Intent

    The Business Purchase Letter of Intent
    Today’s post discusses an important early step when you are purchasing a business: drafting and negotiating a business purchase letter of intent. The process of drafting and negotiating a business purchase letter of intent…
Rank this Week: 3654

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 14

    Washington State To Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Washington State To Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave
    Bipartisan efforts led to the passage of a paid family and medical leave law, signed by Governor Inslee on July 6. Washington is one of only a handful of states to offer such a program. The paid leave will be funded through weekly paycheck…
  • Jul 14

    Washington Fine Dining Restaurant’s Unpaid Apprenticeship Program Targeted by U.S. Department of Labor

    Washington Fine Dining Restaurant’s Unpaid Apprenticeship Program Targeted by U.S. Department of Labor
    With assistance from Rose McCarty The Willow’s Inn, Washington’s most expensive restaurant, recently agreed to pay nearly $150,000 in back pay and penalties after a Department of Labor investigation revealed entry-level employees…
  • May 10

    Materials Available: Seattle Ordinances Affecting Employers – Hear From the City

    Materials Available: Seattle Ordinances Affecting Employers – Hear From the City
    On May 4, 2017, attorneys from the Foster Pepper Employment & Labor group hosted a seminar/webinar titled “Seattle Ordinances Affecting Employers – Hear From the City.” The seminar featured Foster Pepper attorneys and…
Rank this Week: 3554

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: 1964

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://karenkoehler.com/wp/
  • Jul 12

    The meanest motion ever

    The meanest motion ever
    Sometimes my job is sickening.   I get the whole idea of defense lawyers attacking my clients in order to make sure they are telling the truth.  But what I can never get used to are the grotesque tactical maneuvers used by some…
  • Jun 18

    Specifically with respect to our daddy’s love

    Specifically with respect to our daddy’s love
    Let me count the ways… Answered every question thoughtfully – including if there really was a man in the moon. Gave us puzzles and calendars featuring photos of sperm taken with his electron microscope Tucked us into bed every…
  • May 14

    How to Fly Across the Country for the Weekend and Not Stay Overnight

    How to Fly Across the Country for the Weekend and Not Stay Overnight
    Friday 9-10:00 am perform office work with Nala in tow 10:00 – 11:15 teleconference with AAJ committee. Anne takes Nala for a walk and brings her back. 11:15 – 12:30 Meeting with co-counsel and new client who is in full rigid body…
Rank this Week: 3698

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 6

    Seattle Considers Limiting Landlords from Screening for Criminal History

    Seattle Considers Limiting Landlords from Screening for Criminal History
    A proposed Seattle ordinance would limit landlords’ use of criminal history, including sex offender registration.[1] Under the proposal, among other requirements and prohibitions: landlords could not use arrest records for any purpose,…
  • Jul 1

    Seattle Landlords Must Provide Voter Registration

    Seattle Landlords Must Provide Voter Registration
    A new ordinance requires Seattle landlords to provide voter registration to new tenants. Seattle landlords are already required to provide an informational packet on landlord-tenant law to each new prospective renter (not only those who sign…
  • Apr 22

    Criminal History and Fair Housing

    Criminal History and Fair Housing
    If a landlord treats individuals with comparable criminal histories differently because of their race, national origin, or other protected characteristic this is intentional discrimination and the landlord is in violation of the Fair Housing…
Rank this Week: 2260

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • Jul 5

    People Love Us on Yelp Award

    People Love Us on Yelp Award
    Lutz Law Office, PS is a winner of Yelp’s “People Love Us on Yelp” award. Our Yelp page has multiple 5 star reviews. It is [...]
  • Jul 5

    Free Consultation with Family Law Attorney

    Free Consultation with Family Law Attorney
    Call or send us a message to schedule a FREE initial consultation with a Family Law attorney at Lutz Law Offices, PS. To get the most [...]
  • Jun 7

    Spanish Speaking Attorney

    Spanish Speaking Attorney
    Jorge Ramos utilizes his cultural background and Spanish speaking ability to represent individuals struggling with English as their second language. [...]
Rank this Week: 1236

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Jun 12

    What Trump Gets Wrong About Social Security Disability

    What Trump Gets Wrong About Social Security Disability
    After promising voters to not touch Social Security, the Trump administration has proposed a budget(1) to Congress that would cut $72 billion from Social Security disability. This move, not supported by the facts, is based on the belief is…
  • May 17

    2017 Law Day Luncheon: Bringing the Community Together

    2017 Law Day Luncheon: Bringing the Community Together
    Calbom & Schwab attorneys Jeff Schwab and Ashley Grout recently attended the 2017 Law Day Luncheon in Wenatchee on May 12. Law Day brings together members of our community and recognizes our outstanding members of the Chelan-Douglas Bar…
  • Apr 20

    Social Security Offset of Worker’s Compensation

    Social Security Offset of Worker’s Compensation
    In Washington State, RCW 51.32.220 allows for the offset of two types of monetary benefits if an individual receives payments for Social Security Disability. Those two state benefits are temporary total disability and permanent total…
Rank this Week: 3341

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    5 Tips for Developing a Viable Business Plan

    5 Tips for Developing a Viable Business Plan
    A business plan is an important tool that every aspiring entrepreneur should develop. A business plan can help you clarify what needs to be done in order for your company to succeed. It can also help you plan for changes in the market and…
  • May 8

    The Taxation of LLC Member Distributions for Broker Dealers | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Taxation of LLC Member Distributions for Broker Dealers | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    In today’s blog, I’d like to look at another case, Fleischer v. Commissioner (2016), that deals with the reporting of income.  In this case, Ryan Fleischer, a financial advisor with various securities-trading licenses, had…
  • Apr 9

    FBARs are Due April 18th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    FBARs are Due April 18th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Beginning this year, FBARs are due on tax day, April 15th, most years, and April 18th this year. If you cannot file by the deadline, for this year only, an automatic extension until October 18th will be provided. The FBAR is now filed…
Rank this Week: 3273

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 6

    Employers: Be Prepared for Increased Audits from Department of Labor

    Employers: Be Prepared for Increased Audits from Department of Labor
    Department of Labor has today announced their intention to conduct sweeping audits against employers who hire foreign national employees on H-1B and other visa types, see here: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/opa/opa20170606 Please make…
  • May 19

    Starting a Business by an H-1B Visa Holder

    Starting a Business by an H-1B Visa Holder
    Increasingly, we find that we are answering questions from  entrepreneurial souls who want to start their own businesses to market their great ideas but are hobbled in their goals due to the severe restrictions placed on certain visa…
  • Apr 12

    Alert to Frequent Fliers: Customs & Border Protection (CBP) needs to borrow your electronic devices and data!

    Alert to Frequent Fliers: Customs & Border Protection (CBP) needs to borrow your electronic devices and data!
    Although this may seem unfathomable to most in the U.S, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun a routine process of inspecting electronic devices of ALL incoming passengers. Yes that also includes US Citizens and Lawful Permanent…
Rank this Week: 3538

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

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

    Campylobacter on Uptick

    Campylobacter on Uptick
    The campylobacter bacteria, often found in raw poultry, fresh produce and unpasteurized milk, was the leading cause of food-related infection in 2016, according to new national estimates from the Centers... Continue Reading
  • Dec 3

    Raw Milk Recalled in Ohio

    Raw Milk Recalled in Ohio
    The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is issuing a health alert for unpasteurized raw milk and raw milk products from Sweet Grass Dairy’s herd share, due to contamination with Campylobacter.... Continue Reading
  • Oct 8

    Campylobacter in Raw Milk in Colorado

    Campylobacter in Raw Milk in Colorado
    The Pueblo City-County Health Department, El Paso County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are jointly investigating an ongoing outbreak of Campylobacter infections linked to... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 4895

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

By Heather M. Morado. Covers entertainment and intellectual property law.

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

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood
    Today I will be presenting at the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference, in Spokane, Washington.  I will be speaking about intellectual property and other legal issues that arise for writers and producers.  More information…
  • Apr 6

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?
    In an unusual case, a comedian has filed suit against the Conan O-Brien Show for copyright infringement arising out of alleged joke theft.  The plaintiff, Robert Alexander Kaseberg, alleges that five jokes posted on his comedy blog and…
  • Nov 8

    Congrats to client Andy Brown

    Congrats to client Andy Brown
    Congratulations to client Andy Brown on the release of his book, Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base.  The book is a vivid and moving account of the events that led up to the 1994 mass shooting and B-52 bomber…
Rank this Week: 2520

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Provides entertainment and intellectual property law updates. By Heather M. Morado.

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

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood
    Today I will be presenting at the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference, in Spokane, Washington.  I will be speaking about intellectual property and other legal issues that arise for writers and producers.  More information…
  • Apr 6

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?
    In an unusual case, a comedian has filed suit against the Conan O-Brien Show for copyright infringement arising out of alleged joke theft.  The plaintiff, Robert Alexander Kaseberg, alleges that five jokes posted on his comedy blog and…
  • Nov 8

    Congrats to client Andy Brown

    Congrats to client Andy Brown
    Congratulations to client Andy Brown on the release of his book, Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base.  The book is a vivid and moving account of the events that led up to the 1994 mass shooting and B-52 bomber…
Rank this Week: 3753

Seattle Injury Blog

Seattle Injury Blog

This blog covers all aspects of personal injury law, including topics such as automobile accidents, insurance issues, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents. By Bernard Law Group, PLLC.

http://www.seattleinjuryblog.com/
  • May 16

    Pet Owners Have The Power To Avoid Dog Bite Incident

    Pet Owners Have The Power To Avoid Dog Bite Incident
    Many dog bite incidents happen with animals victims are familiar with. It’s because of that reality that many victims of these horrific attacks are now speaking up. To a mother whose child lost the left side of his face in a dog bite…
  • Nov 3

    Students Scared After Distracted Driving ‘Drill’

    Students Scared After Distracted Driving ‘Drill’
    Every now and then, official government entities launch campaigns and other efforts to fight distracted driving. But other groups are also part of the effort, attempting to promote safety within their circles and make sure that safety comes…
  • Nov 3

    Students Scared After Distracted Driving ‘Drill’

    Students Scared After Distracted Driving ‘Drill’
    Every now and then, official government entities launch campaigns and other efforts to fight distracted driving. But other groups are also part of the effort, attempting to promote safety within their circles and make sure that safety comes…
Rank this Week: 1642

Washington Gun Rights Lawyer Blog

Washington Gun Rights Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Rainier Law Group, PLLC.

http://www.washingtongunrightslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2213

CMS Law Firm's DUI Defense Blog

CMS Law Firm's DUI Defense Blog

Covers Seattle DUI and criminal law.

http://dui-defense-blog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Which States Have the Toughest DWI Laws?

    Which States Have the Toughest DWI Laws?
    You do not want to get a DUI in any state. A DUI conviction anywhere in the US will involve serious penalties that can affect your ability to work, get a student loan, rent an apartment and more. But some states have stricter DWI laws than…
  • Apr 12

    Texas DWI Law

    Texas DWI Law
    I was arrested for DWI in Texas…Now What? http://www.lubbockdwilawblog.com Board certified criminal defense attorney Stephen Hamilton, practicing in Lubbock, Texas, talks about what you should do now that you’ve been arrested for…
  • Apr 3

    Texas DWI Penaltie

    Texas DWI Penaltie
    In the state of Texas, you are deemed to be driving while intoxicated or DWI if you have a blood alcohol limit (BAC) above a certain level. For those 21 years old +, you are legally intoxicated with a BAC of .08%. For commercial drivers, the…
Rank this Week: 4644

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Parenting, Politics, and the Rule of Law

    Parenting, Politics, and the Rule of Law
      Don’t worry. This won’t be another rambler. I realize that last post was a bit tangential. There was a reason for taking that approach; it was an experiment in trying to get people to read it. As Donald Trump ……
  • Apr 8

    Was the Airstrike in Syria Legal?

    Was the Airstrike in Syria Legal?
    All-righty then, another legal issue for us in this political nightmare we live in; one I feel that I can comment on in my goal to show how legal analysis comes up every day in regular life, even something as … Continue reading…
  • Apr 1

    In Like Flynn – Up to His Neck in Immunity Confusion

    In Like Flynn – Up to His Neck in Immunity Confusion
    For the two or three people who read my blog, you may have noticed that I have been off the grid lately. If you look at the timeline on that as closely as reporters are looking at Devin Nunes’ trips to … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3085

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/
Rank this Week: 3013

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/
  • Feb 24

    Second Washington Appellate Court Affirms Broad Standing Requirements Under State's Open Public Meetings Act

    Second Washington Appellate Court Affirms Broad Standing Requirements Under State's Open Public Meetings Act
    Arthur West filed suit under Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act, ch. 42.30 RCW (“OPMA”), against the Pierce County Council and individual Council members based on a series of e-mails between members of the Council and the…
  • Feb 14

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much
    The laws about public records differ from one government to the next and are further complicated by some technologies, like police body cameras.  By Liz Farmer from Governing.com In 2015, the editor of a newspaper in Florida filed a…
  • Jan 27

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct
    Immigration judges are career civil-service employees in the Department of Justice’s executive office. The judges preside over matters such as deportation, exclusion, removal and rescission proceedings for non-citizens charged with…
Rank this Week: 3915