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Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    Come on Whataburger – Vaccinate your Employees for Hepatitis A

    Come on Whataburger – Vaccinate your Employees for Hepatitis A
    Health officials are once again alerting the public about possible hepatitis A exposure – this time at that Austin Texas Whataburger in Central Austin. A restaurant employee there at the 2800 Guadalupe St. location has been diagnosed…
  • Aug 20

    What is it with Peanut Butter and Salmonella?

    What is it with Peanut Butter and Salmonella?
    In 2009 President Obama was quoted: “At a bare minimum, we should be able to count on our government keeping our kids safe when they eat peanut butter,” the president said. “That’s what Sasha eats for lunch,”…
  • Aug 19

    Salmonella Illnesses Prompt Peanut Butter Recall

    Salmonella Illnesses Prompt Peanut Butter Recall
    nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars…
Rank this Week: 148

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Aug 22

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question
    Please visit this link before reading the article as the comment from Attorney Roger Algase is very important to correct my misunderstanding and it outlines the unused visa issue.  I knew I needed to research a little more and was aware…
  • Aug 21

    Tahmina Mentioned in CNNMoney

    Tahmina Mentioned in CNNMoney
    Thank you to CNN and Reporter Sara O’Brian for reporting on an issue that I care so deeply about and mentioning my work. My regular readers will know how strongly I feel about these issues. The article highlights the…
  • Aug 20

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question
    The Politico Newspaper broke a story earlier this week (which has since been repeated by many other news outlets including the Wall Street Journal)  that Obama met with various business officials to discuss employment-based immigration…
Rank this Week: 298

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/
  • Jul 22

    Worker at Bellevue College construction cites falls to death

    Worker at Bellevue College construction cites falls to death
    A construction worker fell several stories to his death while on a ladder at the new Bellevue College Health Sciences Building which is under construction. The construction accident occurred on Monday morning around 10:30 am. Bellevue police…
  • Jul 17

    One person dead, two seriously injured in Lake Washington boating accident

    One person dead, two seriously injured in Lake Washington boating accident
    One woman has been killed and a man and a woman were taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition after a Lake Washington boating accident in which a powerboat struck a sailboat around 10:30pm. In what might be a case of boating…
  • Jul 16

    Pedestrian accidents and the elderly

    Pedestrian accidents and the elderly
    Every year, more than 4,000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Older adults -- those 65 and older -- account for 19% of all pedestrian accident fatalities and another 52,000 older Americans are treated…
Rank this Week: 348

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

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

    MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FIGHT FOR RECOGNITION OF WA MARITIME HISTORY

    MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FIGHT FOR RECOGNITION OF WA MARITIME HISTORY
    Partially in response to Washington State’s tourism office being eliminated by budget cuts in 2011, two South Sound Congressmen have proposed a federal designation of Puget Sound as a heritage area. The 13 mile stretch of coast would not...
  • Aug 22

    WASHINGTON DEPT OF ECOLOGY APPROVES OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN

    WASHINGTON DEPT OF ECOLOGY APPROVES OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN
    Earlier this year, the Washington State Department of Ecology approved of the Washington State Maritime Cooperative’s oil spill contingency plan, applying it to all vessels in Puget Sound and non-tank vessels in Grey’s Harbor. The WSMC…
  • Aug 22

    MISSING DIVER RESCUED BY COAST GUARD

    MISSING DIVER RESCUED BY COAST GUARD
    Near Cape Flattery, Washington, on Tuesday the 19th of August, a Coast Guard Motor Life Boat located and rescued a diver who had been reported missing. The diver had been separated from his friend after he didn’t resurface after...
Rank this Week: 425

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

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

    Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart

    Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart
    Wife of active duty U.S. Navy diver is one of 275 people who became ill with Shigellosis Attorneys Bill Marler and Drew Falkenstein of Marler Clark, the nation’s only law... Continue Reading
  • Jul 27

    Arkansas Salsarita’s Restaurant Linked to Shigella Outbreak

    Arkansas Salsarita’s Restaurant Linked to Shigella Outbreak
    Salsarita’s Restaurant in the Walmart Home Office Café in Bentonville has reopened following a Shigella outbreak that made 275 sick in nine states according to the Benton County Health Department.... Continue Reading
  • Jul 21

    Indiana and Michigan Report Increase in Shigella

    Indiana and Michigan Report Increase in Shigella
    With over 200 cases of shigellosis reported in the state and many parents in Indiana are keeping children out of the water where it’s believed many are contracting the illness.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 407

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

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

    Listeria Risk: 92,657 Pounds of Fully Cooked Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Recalled

    Listeria Risk: 92,657 Pounds of Fully Cooked Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Recalled
    APPA Fine Foods, a Corona, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination, the U.S.…
  • Jul 26

    Where Listeria Fruit was Sold

    Where Listeria Fruit was Sold
    When the FDA and Wawona Packing announced a recall of certain “stone fruits” due to a positive Listeria test, it appeared to be a somewhat standard, and likely limited recall.... Continue Reading
  • Jul 26

    Listeria Sandwiches Recalled

    Listeria Sandwiches Recalled
    Great American Marketing, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 475 pounds of FSIS and FDA-regulated, ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of…
Rank this Week: 461

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 593

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Copyright Infringement Advisor

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

http://www.copyrightinfringementadvisor.com
  • 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.
  • Sep 28

    Open WiFi Is NOT Negligence

    Open WiFi Is NOT Negligence
    I wanted to post a quick note about the new case recently filed by Daniel G. Ruggiero in Pennsylvania, as reported by DieTrollDie.
Rank this Week: 618

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 702

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Whataburger Linked to Hepatitis A Scare

    Whataburger Linked to Hepatitis A Scare
    Austin Texas health officials are alerting the public about possible hepatitis A exposure at a Whataburger in Central Austin. A restaurant employee there at the 2800 Guadalupe St. location has... Continue Reading
  • Jul 19

    Another Reason for Hepatitis A Vaccines – Your Restaurant Remains Closed

    Another Reason for Hepatitis A Vaccines – Your Restaurant Remains Closed
    Tortilla Marissa’s, a Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins, CO, will not reopen until August 9 because of the Hepatitis A scare that the restaurant faced at the end of June, according... Continue Reading
  • Jun 28

    Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker

    Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker
    The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is advising the public about a possible exposure to hepatitis A virus at the Tortilla Marissa’s restaurant located at 2635 S. College... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 907

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Aug 16

    LA PIETRA Catches Fire - All Safe

    LA PIETRA Catches Fire - All Safe
    The Coast Guard Motor Life Boat crew and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew responded to an emergency call, and rescued the man and his wife after their vessel caught fire on the Fourth of July. The 70-foot pleasure boat was near Destruction…
  • Aug 5

    F/V Auriga Capsized - All Safe

    F/V Auriga Capsized - All Safe
    A 40-foot purse seiner, the Auriga, capsized Monday near Valdez, the U.S. Coast Guard reports. The four crewmen climbed aboard the Auriga's skiff and the good Samaritan vessel Cornelia Marie rescued them, the Coast Guard says. The Auriga was…
  • Jul 26

    F/V VERNON Wooden Hull Leak, all safe

    F/V VERNON Wooden Hull Leak, all safe
    Friday morning, the crew of purse seiner VERNON, wooden hull built about 1920, contacted the Coast Guard reporting that they had a foot of water in the engine room. Near Ketchikan, Alaska, seas were reported at two feet with 10 mph winds. The…
Rank this Week: 820

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/
  • Aug 7

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division
    Unlike the federal circuits, the Washington Court of Appeals is a "unitary system"—one court that sits in three divisions, not three separate courts. But sometimes panels from two divisions disagree with each other, so there can be…
  • Jun 20

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse
    Under RPC 1.2(d), a "lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . ."  Does this cover lawyers advising clients under Washington's new marijuana law, when possession is…
  • May 21

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9
    The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission presents a half-day program, Perceptions of Justice, reviewing a report on Washingtonians' perceptions of how they are treated by the police and the courts.June 9, 2014, 8:45 a.m.-noonOB2…
Rank this Week: 916

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • May 25

    Campylobacter jejuni Vaccine Set for Human Trial

    Campylobacter jejuni Vaccine Set for Human Trial
    Food Safety News reports that a vaccine to protect against Campylobacter jejuni was recently approved for human clinical trials by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Campylobacter is a major cause of... Continue Reading
  • Feb 4

    Cook Your Chicken Livers to Avoid Campylobacter

    Cook Your Chicken Livers to Avoid Campylobacter
    Since December 2013, Oregon health officials have been looking into the source of Campylobacteriosis that has sickened five individuals in Oregon and Ohio. All cases report eating undercooked or raw chicken... Continue Reading
  • Jan 31

    Coos Bay Oyster Company Issues Recall after Three Ill with Campylobacter

    Coos Bay Oyster Company Issues Recall after Three Ill with Campylobacter
    Coos Bay Oyster Company of Charleston, Oregon is expanding its previous recall of January 30 to include all of its shellstock oysters because they have the potential to be contaminated... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 850

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: 1024

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 957

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 4

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)
    Washington State Law Supreme Court of Washington State v. Homan:  In an opinion authored by Justice Wiggins and joined by Chief Justice Madsen and Justices Fairhurst, J.M. Johnson (P.T.), Stephens, Gonzalez, and Gordon McCloud, the Court…
  • Apr 21

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall
    In the past, Courts interpreted the medical cannabis statue not to prohibit the arrest of those found with medical cannabis, but to provide for their eventual exoneration through court proceedings. This was later interpreted in the case State…
  • Apr 3

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right
    Update: On March 19th The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of current Domestic Violence offender gun ban to keep misdemeanor assaults as a preclusion to possess a firearm. The issue at hand was not whether dangerous violent…
Rank this Week: 1171

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/
  • Jul 24

    Man injured in road rage incident

    Man injured in road rage incident
    The Associated Press published a story of a Florida man who suffered a broken hand and foot when he was struck by his own truck in what might have been just deserts after it appears that the man was involved in an act of road rage. Joseph…
  • Jul 22

    Preventing accidental hot car death

    Preventing accidental hot car death
    So far this year, there have been 17 children who have died after being left in a hot car. The problem has awareness ever since the death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris and his father's subsequent arrest. According to KidsandCars.org, 670…
  • Jul 15

    Traffic nightmare coming our way: prepare for Westbound I-90 lane closure

    Traffic nightmare coming our way: prepare for Westbound I-90 lane closure
    Traffic is going to be horrendous between Bellevue and Seattle from July 18th to July 25th due to Interstate 90 lane closures between Bellevue and Mercer Island. Adjust your travel schedule or you could be facing huge backups. According to…
Rank this Week: 1051

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

    Barnes & Noble Browsewrap Terms of Use Get Torched

    Barnes & Noble Browsewrap Terms of Use Get Torched
    Barnes & Noble, a bookseller with both an online presence and brick and mortar stores, tried to unload discontinued Hewlett-Packard Touchpad tablet computers through its website.  Barnes & Noble underestimated the demand,…
  • Aug 14

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie
    Riding Films, Inc. claims to own a copyright in the movie “Dawn Ride.”  Riding Films sued unnamed “John Doe” defendants in at least fifteen separate lawsuits throughout the country, alleging that the John Doe…
  • Aug 8

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now
    This case involves the enforceability of a settlement agreement in a copyright infringement lawsuit.  David John registered a copyright for a Viking hat, aka a Helga hat.  MainGate, Inc. sold Minnesota Vikings wear, including…
Rank this Week: 1491

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
  • Aug 21

    Small Business Administration Updates Small Business Standards - Increasing the Definition of “Small”

    Small Business Administration Updates Small Business Standards - Increasing the Definition of “Small”
    If your company participates in any small business, federal government procurement program, or certain state procurement programs such as the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the 8(a) Program of the Small Business…
  • Aug 14

    Liens: A Brief History

    Liens: A Brief History
    Washington, D.C. is known for playing host to a variety of complex people and institutions.  It should come as no surprise then that the modern construction lien - a complicated legal mechanism itself - was conceived in response to the…
  • Aug 7

    President Obama Signs "Fair Pay" Executive Order

    President Obama Signs "Fair Pay" Executive Order
    President Obama, on Thursday, July 31, 2014, signed an Executive Order that requires contractors bidding on federal government work to disclose labor law violations and gives screening assistance to federal agencies awarding contracts. …
Rank this Week: 1273

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

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

    nSpired Natural Foods Recalls Peanut and Almond Butter

    nSpired Natural Foods Recalls Peanut and Almond Butter
    nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass... Continue Reading
  • Aug 14

    Salmonella Chia Outbreak Appears Over

    Salmonella Chia Outbreak Appears Over
    In Canada, four strains of Salmonella were associated with this outbreak: Salmonella Newport, Salmonella Hartford, Salmonella Oranienburg, and Salmonella Saintpaul. In total, 63 cases were reported in British Columbia (14),... Continue…
  • Aug 10

    Beware of Chicks and Ducks with Salmonella

    Beware of Chicks and Ducks with Salmonella
    Friday the CDC updated its ongoing reporting of a Salmonella outbreak linked to baby chickens and ducks.  Now a total of 300 persons infected with the outbreak strains…
Rank this Week: 1203

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Director's Only Swim Time

    Director's Only Swim Time
    If your association has a pool, odds are it's been busy this summer with all the 90 degree days we've enjoyed.   And even though we are well into swimming season, it is not too late to review your pool rules to make sure they don't…
  • Aug 7

    Sudden Valley - The Saga Continue

    Sudden Valley - The Saga Continue
    We previously updated you on a recent Washington Court of Appeals decision that has broad implications for how non-condominium homeowner associations adopt budgets and impose assessments. In Casey v. Sudden Valley Community Association, the…
  • Jul 31

    It's About Time

    It's About Time
    Recent Oregon Supreme Court Case Brings Some Needed Clarity to the Statute of Limitations for Oregon Construction Defect Claims. How long does an owner or community association have to bring claims for negligent construction in Oregon? …
Rank this Week: 1483

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 31

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
    Landlords often use a consumer report to screen new tenant applicants. The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) mandates that a landlord who uses a consumer report make certain disclosures when the landlord takes an action adverse to a…
  • Jul 27

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted
    Ignacio and Norma had a valid lease and did nothing to warrant eviction. They renewed their lease for an additional year. One month later a new landlord bought the apartment building. The new landlord asked them to sign a new month-to-month…
  • Jun 5

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated
    Seattle residential landlords should take note. All residential landlords in Seattle are required to give a tenant at the beginning of a tenancy a landlord-tenant information packet published by the city. The Seattle information packet…
Rank this Week: 1268

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

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

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement

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

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

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an “attorney letter.” There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who…
  • Jun 8

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

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an "attorney letter." There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who simply trash…
Rank this Week: 1602

The Amateur Law Professor

The Amateur Law Professor

Covers Washington Supreme Court and Washington Court of Appeals decisions, as well as local and national legal news. By Justin Walsh.

http://theamateurlawprofessor.com
  • Jun 3

    Why you should comment on the FCC’s proposed Net Neutrality rules.

    Why you should comment on the FCC’s proposed Net Neutrality rules.
    I receive more calls to action than the typical American. As an attorney, I’m called to look over rule changes both locally and statewide. I’m often called to help out friends politically. I serve on Commissions…
  • Dec 31

    Consumer Confusion Over Three Beers Sold?

    Consumer Confusion Over Three Beers Sold?
    So I pull up my morning Facebook feed, and I stumble across an NPR story regarding a small pub’s response to Starbucks over the use of the word Frappicino (as compared to Frappucino). The response is great, and is actually a highly…
  • Feb 28

    WA Supreme Court strikes down supermajority for tax increases, leaves referendum in place

    WA Supreme Court strikes down supermajority for tax increases, leaves referendum in place
    In an opinion including gobsmacking on all sides with debates on justiciability and the history and purpose of the Constitution, the Washington Supreme Court struck down the controversial 2/3 supermajority requirement for tax increases (and…
Rank this Week: 1532

Seattle Business Attorney

Seattle Business Attorney

Covers business law for Seattle area businesses. By Collin Roberts,

http://seattlebusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 6

    What is a Qualified Client and why is it important for my hedge fund?

    What is a Qualified Client and why is it important for my hedge fund?
    Thanks to inVigor Law Group for the great blog post: Today, we will be discussing the definition of “qualified client(s)” and why the definition of qualified clients is important to your hedge fund. Performance Fees and the…
  • Dec 18

    Raising Capital in Washington State: Rule 506

    Raising Capital in Washington State: Rule 506
    In a recent post I provided an overview of raising capital under Washington States WAC 460-44A-505 (Rule 505). Today, I’m going to explain another exemption provided for by Federal and State law under which a company can raise…
  • Oct 30

    How Can A Simple Noncompete Agreement Benefit Your Business?

    How Can A Simple Noncompete Agreement Benefit Your Business?
    Thanks to Gavin Johnson of inVigor Law Group who wrote the following article on the iVLG blog. Two of the most valuable assets of your business are the goodwill and the intellectual property that you’ve…
Rank this Week: 1514

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
  • Aug 19

    How Do Payday Loans Work?

    How Do Payday Loans Work?
    One of the worst kinds of debts out there that debtors can obtain, is that of the payday loans.  So why are payday loans so bad?  Well for starters they may be able to charge you interest at an annual…Read more ›
  • Jul 4

    What If I Can’t Make My Chapter 13 Payments?

    What If I Can’t Make My Chapter 13 Payments?
    If you have filed chapter 13 bankruptcy it is probably because you were either an above median debtor for your family size, you are trying to save a home, or you have already received a chapter 7 discharge in the…Read more ›
  • May 31

    Should I disclose All Assets In My Bankruptcy?

    Should I disclose All Assets In My Bankruptcy?
    Being quoted in the Wall Street Journal Bankruptcy Beat is a first for me, however I wish it was under better circumstances for my former client. The issue that has arisen in that case can be easily avoided if a…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 2047

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    The Basics of the International Trademark Registration Proce

    The Basics of the International Trademark Registration Proce
    If your business plans to expand overseas (and perhaps even if it doesn’t), it would be wise to register your trademarks in potential countries of expansion in order to protect your brand. Today, we will be explaining how international…
  • Aug 13

    Founders, Stock, and Dilution

    Founders, Stock, and Dilution
    Successful Founders Get Diluted. We often get asked by founders what they can do to protect against dilution. A few answers: You can build a crap company nobody wants to invest in. You can build a cool company that doesn’t need to…
  • Jul 31

    Delaware Says No Writing Necessary for Board Resignation

    Delaware Says No Writing Necessary for Board Resignation
    A recent Delaware court case discussed what type of action is necessary for directors to resign from a corporation’s board of directors. Ultimately, the court held that director resignations need not be in writing because Delaware Code…
Rank this Week: 2392

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/
  • Aug 11

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September

    King County Will Present Free Fair Housing Workshops in August and September
    The King County Office of Civil Rights will present free fair housing workshops in Seattle on August 19 and September 17. The August workshop will discuss reasonable accommodations and modifications for residents with disabilities.  The…
  • Jun 24

    I Will Be a Panelist in a HOALeader.com Special Assessment Webinar on Thursday

    I Will Be a Panelist in a HOALeader.com Special Assessment Webinar on Thursday
    HOALeader.com will be presenting a webinar about special assessments on Thursday, June 26, from 11:00 PST to 12:00 PST.  I will be one of the panelists in that webinar.  I look forward to providing insights about how to make the…
  • May 30

    California City Drops Nuisance Lawsuit Against Makers of Sriracha Hot Sauce

    California City Drops Nuisance Lawsuit Against Makers of Sriracha Hot Sauce
    Sriracha hot sauce is great.  However, I would not want to live near a factory that makes it. The recent news that a California city is discontinuing its nuisance lawsuit against the makers of Sriracha hot sauce was surprising after…
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Maritime Lawyer Blog

Maritime Lawyer Blog

Covers Jones Act claims and cruise ship accidents. By John Merriam & Gordon Webb.

http://www.maritimelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Fishing Vessel Elohim Capsized in Port Valdez

    Fishing Vessel Elohim Capsized in Port Valdez
    COAST GUARD RESPONDS TO CAPSIZED VESSEL IN PORT VALDEZ, ALASKA VALDEZ, Alaska - The Coast Guard responded to SOS calls from a 45-foot fishing vessel capsized in Port Valdez, Friday. On Friday, July 4th, the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage…
  • Jun 27

    Passenger From Royal Caribbean Cruise Seeks Redress for Slip-and-Fall Injurie

    Passenger From Royal Caribbean Cruise Seeks Redress for Slip-and-Fall Injurie
    The Port of Seattle, Washington is home to many cruise ship docks. Passengers board these large vessels expecting to relax and be pampered. Even when guests and crew members exercise caution while working or on vacation, accidents happen. …
  • Jun 23

    State Supreme Court Reviews Whether DUI Injuries Could be Litigated under Federal Admiralty Law

    State Supreme Court Reviews Whether DUI Injuries Could be Litigated under Federal Admiralty Law
    Washington prosecutes those who operate vessels under the influence, with Boating Under the Influence (BUI) laws that are very similar to the DUI statutes. Just as someone can seek civil remedies for injuries caused by a DUI accident, an…
Rank this Week: 1776

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: 2037

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

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

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 2170

GTH Estate Planning Blog

GTH Estate Planning Blog

Covers Washington estate planning and family law issues. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.gthestateplanning.com/
  • Feb 13

    We have common-law marriage, right?

    We have common-law marriage, right?
    People tend to throw around the term "common-law marriage" to refer to couples who have lived together for a long time. The implication is that by living together, without getting the legal document, the spouses have acquired some rights in…
  • Feb 6

    Update your beneficiary designation

    Update your beneficiary designation
    When you get a new job, you have to fill out a lot of forms. There are a lot of choices to make. Often, one of those is picking a beneficiary designation for your 401(k). Or perhaps years ago you started a retirement account with a lovely…
  • Jan 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30
    Most people in their first few decades don't have any estate planning done, and certainly don't have it at the top of their to-do list. But there are good reasons a person in their 20s or 30s should consider putting their intentions in…
Rank this Week: 2151

Olivie Law Blog

Olivie Law Blog

Covers immigration legal issues, general human rights, refugee rights and immigrant rights. By André Olivie.

http://olivielaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 19

    Obama’s New Immigration Law

    Obama’s New Immigration Law
    Great News for some young undocumented immigrants. President Obama as implemented a new policy they are calling deferred action that will allow certain undocumented immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have been in the country for…
  • Apr 3

    New Website

    New Website
    The Law Office of Andre Olivie has a new website and blog. Please find it at to www.olivielaw.com Andre Olivie, Immigration Attorney
  • Apr 3

    New Website for The Law Office of Andre Olivie

    New Website for The Law Office of Andre Olivie
    The Law Office of Andre Olivie has a new website and blog.  www.olivielaw.com Andre Olivie, Immigration Attorney
Rank this Week: 2318

Washington State DUI Blog

Washington State DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving. By Garth O'Brien.

http://www.seattle-duiattorney.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver
    The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980′s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 20

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver
    The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980′s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving fatalities. However, over the years the…
  • Jan 4

    The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving

    The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving
    Ever heard about the Swedish physician E.M.P. Widmark? If you are not a science buff probably not unless you have busted for DUI and the Widmark formula was introduced in testimony during a hearing.... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 1889

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/
  • Oct 1

    Hip Replacement Surgeons Received Kickbacks From DePuy Orthopaedic

    Hip Replacement Surgeons Received Kickbacks From DePuy Orthopaedic
    With each day that goes by, news regarding the DePuy hip replacement recall continues to get worse and worse. Victim's have been contacting asr hip replacement attorneys and sharing their horror stories regarding their hip implants. Aside…
  • Sep 7

    DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall

    DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall
    By now, you may have already heard about the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement product recall. If you are one of the unfortunate recipients of this defective product, you may be left wondering what to do next.
  • Sep 7

    DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall

    DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall
    By now, you may have already heard about the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement product recall. If you are one of the unfortunate recipients of this defective product, you may be left wondering what to do next.
Rank this Week: 1904

Washington Injury Law Blog

Washington Injury Law Blog

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

http://wainjurylawblog.com
  • Jul 15

    Got a Recent Ticket for Cell Phone Use in Washington? It might be invalid!

    Got a Recent Ticket for Cell Phone Use in Washington? It might be invalid!
    A glitch has happened in several Washington cities, which prevented them from correctly adopting the new cell phone law.  This means if you received a recent ticket for using your cell phone while driving it might be unenforceable in certain…
  • Jul 7

    Results from 1st Weekend of WSP DUI A-Team

    Results from 1st Weekend of WSP DUI A-Team
    Last Friday I posted about the formation of another police task force.  Washington State Patrol formed DUI “Target Teams,” which I have dubbed “A-Teams,” to fight drunk drivers and eliminate DUI related fatal Washington car accidents…
  • Jul 2

    WA Police form “A-Team” of DUI Enforcement

    WA Police form “A-Team” of DUI Enforcement
    As the 4th of July holiday starts the Washington State Patrol has formed a crack “A-Team” of DUI enforcement troopers to track down more drunk drivers. The new task force will cover three Washington counties: King, Snohomish and Pierce…
Rank this Week: 2007

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law…

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law Blog

Covers renewable energy, environmental regulation and the Clean Water Act. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3786

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Aug 22

    What's the maximum penalty for Boating Under the Influence (BUI)?

    What's the maximum penalty for Boating Under the Influence (BUI)?
    Boating Under the Influence (BUI) in Washington State is a Gross Misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 364 days in Jail and a $5000 fine. However, there is no license suspension with BUI.
  • Aug 21

    What's a Jail Status Check Hearing?

    What's a Jail Status Check Hearing?
    Some Courts (like Seattle Municipal Court) will set a Hearing to check whether you have turned yourself into the Jail as required by the Order of Commitment. If you have not done so, you must show up at the hearing...
  • Aug 20

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?
    In Washington State, you have twenty (20) days from the date of your arrest to request a Department of Licensing (DOL) DUI Hearing appealing your upcoming suspension or revocation. You can do so online Request online DUI Hearing or by...
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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/
  • Aug 21

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad
    By Stephanie Olson Austrian law student Max Schrems sued Facebook Ireland on August 1 for violating EU privacy law, and 25,000 people have since been added to the suit. “[M]any people say finally someone is doing something in this…
  • Aug 12

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company
    By Peter Montine Juli Adams, a Seattle artist, has sued The Hartz Mountain Corporation for violating its license to use her “Angry Birds” plush pet toy line. Adams created the toy line before the insanely popular video game of the…
  • Aug 5

    Google’s Alliance to Slay the Patent Troll

    Google’s Alliance to Slay the Patent Troll
    By Stephen Anson Patent trolls, also known as patent assertion entities (PAEs), have been threatening technology companies for years through patent infringement lawsuits, stifling innovation and profits alike. These PAEs acquire patents…
Rank this Week: 3690

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Study done on insurance costs following Washington State DUI

    Study done on insurance costs following Washington State DUI
    An interesting study was recently done by a company called NerdWallet.  Basically it looked at all the major cities in Washington State and what an average insurance premium would look like following a DUI conviction.  The article…
  • Jul 22

    New WA case rules in the favor of defense when it comes to search warrants and DUI

    New WA case rules in the favor of defense when it comes to search warrants and DUI
    A recent case came out from the Washington State Court of Appeals Division 1 that *shocker* is in favor of the defense.  The case is State v. Martines.  From my reading of the opinion this potentially could be a big deal that may…
  • Jul 21

    Seattle Police are preparing to arrest more marijuana impaired driver

    Seattle Police are preparing to arrest more marijuana impaired driver
    I saw this news story a few weeks ago and I have been meaning to blog about it.  However work has gotten really crazy lately and I’m now just getting to it so I apologize.  Now that the first legal marijuana shop has opened in…
Rank this Week: 2586

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Aug 21

    Endless love

    Endless love
    Judy Chambers has passed away.  Eight months after Tom. In September we received a picture postcard from their final scuba diving trip.  He later posted it to his blog:…
  • Aug 18

    More is not always better: minimizing the histrionic overuse of adjective

    More is not always better: minimizing the histrionic overuse of adjective
    Her right leg was catastrophically smashed, causing excruciating and unrelenting pain.  The limb felt like it was being stabbed a million times by a  sharp knife.  The sharp burning pain became absolutely unbearable to the…
  • Aug 12

    Where oh Where have you been…!

    Where oh Where have you been…!
    K:  Catherine – I just tried to log into the blog and it won’t let me. C:  I’ll figure it out. K:  Thanks C:  Gently prodding:  you haven’t written anything for a while, I’ve been…
Rank this Week: 3961

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
  • Aug 21

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?
    Regulations ​aren’t fun to read. They’re cryptic. Often, it can seem like they were intentionally written to confuse you. Recently, we were reminded of that when we reviewed the Washington Liquor Control Board regs relating…
  • Aug 19

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market
    Our new breweries often seek legal and business advice about ways to get brand exposure, while building a connection with their community. And, one question that comes up is whether it’s a good idea to sell or sample beer at a farmers…
  • Aug 14

    Beer Label Approval Process: TTB Employee Battle Martin Gets Some Headline Love

    Beer Label Approval Process: TTB Employee Battle Martin Gets Some Headline Love
    For those considering shipping beer across state lines, to do so lawfully, you’ll need a Certificate of Label Approval or a COLA for short. If you’re already distributing in another state, then you might have (though we hope you…
Rank this Week: 4660

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Aug 21

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report
    The International Nutrition building. Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources…
  • Aug 18

    A Special Warning About Over-the-Counter Pain Medication

    A Special Warning About Over-the-Counter Pain Medication
    The dangers of prescription pain meds get a fair amount of regular attention in the media.  A recent Consumer Reports (CR) article described a 300% rise in prescriptions of opiods – particularly those with hydrocodone –over…
  • Aug 14

    Fixing Our Inadequate Brain Science

    Fixing Our Inadequate Brain Science
    The high incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) affecting our returning Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and also our civilian contractor employees, has helped to highlight the inadequacy of the…
Rank this Week: 4128

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Aug 20

    Tribal Crypto-Currency MazaCoin Gaining Recognition

    Tribal Crypto-Currency MazaCoin Gaining Recognition
      Newsweek is reporting on how the virtual currency Mazacoin has joined the ranks of alternatives to Bitcoin now trading in the “Wild West” of 21st century digital currencies. The brainchild of Payu Harris, a Cheyenne with…
  • Aug 18

    Rising Oceans Threaten Native American Historical Site

    Rising Oceans Threaten Native American Historical Site
      The Los Angeles Times is reporting on the threat rising sea levels pose for coastal Native American archaeological sites, like those found on Santa Cruz Island off mainland California. "We're standing on a living history book, and…
  • Aug 13

    ABA Opens Full Membership To Tribal Court Practitioner

    ABA Opens Full Membership To Tribal Court Practitioner
    The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates has unanimously voted to amend the ABA Constitution to permit Tribal Court practitioners to be full members of the ABA. “We commend the ABA for recognizing that there are three…
Rank this Week: 4484

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 20

    State Patrol Makes DUI Traffic Stop While Driving Motorhome

    State Patrol Makes DUI Traffic Stop While Driving Motorhome
    In the early hours of Saturday, August 9, a Washington State Patrol lieutenant exited onto 156th Street from eastbound Interstate 90 in Bellevue and observed a 2001 Honda Accord driving erratically. At the time, the lieutenant was driving a…
  • Aug 8

    Dichter Law Office Celebrating 5 Years in Business!

    Dichter Law Office Celebrating 5 Years in Business!
    Dichter Law Office, PLLC is proud to announce that we have just celebrated our five year anniversary! Since first opening our firm we have achieved a substantial number of successful results on behalf of our clients and are excited for the…
  • Jul 29

    Washington Court of Appeals Rules to Require Warrants for Testing DUI Blood Sample

    Washington Court of Appeals Rules to Require Warrants for Testing DUI Blood Sample
    Last week, the Washington state Court of Appeals ruled that law enforcement officers throughout Washington must obtain warrants before sending blood samples of suspected drunk drivers to a lab for analysis. The decision, which protects the…
Rank this Week: 3545