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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: 105

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Jul 27

    What is Cyclospora cayetanensis? Is that Feces in my Cilantro?

    What is Cyclospora cayetanensis? Is that Feces in my Cilantro?
    Cyclospora is a parasite composed of one cell, too small to be seen without a microscope. The organism was previously thought to be a blue-green alga or a large form of Cryptosporidium. Cyclospora cayetanensis is the only species of this…
  • Jul 27

    Cyclospora Cilantro from Mexico Sickens Hundreds in US

    Cyclospora Cilantro from Mexico Sickens Hundreds in US
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health officials have identified annually recurring outbreaks (in 2012, 2013, and 2014) of cyclosporiasis in the United States, which have been associated with fresh…
  • Jul 27

    In Peanut Food Poisoning Case, Punishment Doesn’t Fit the Crime

    In Peanut Food Poisoning Case, Punishment Doesn’t Fit the Crime
    A very interesting perspective on “food crimes.”  We need to have a broad discussion on how regulation, civil and criminal litigation can make our food supplier safer.  With respect to whether a food executive would not…
Rank this Week: 153

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Jun 3

    Hepatitis A Causes Utah Restaurant Scare

    Hepatitis A Causes Utah Restaurant Scare
    The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) has received confirmation that a food handler working at a restaurant in Iron County has tested positive for hepatitis A. The health department... Continue Reading
  • May 15

    Hepatitis A Fears in New Jersey

    Hepatitis A Fears in New Jersey
    According to the Camden County Health Department in New Jersey, a server at the Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ, recently tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus. The health department has... Continue…
  • Apr 14

    Arkansas Subway in Hepatitis A Spotlight

    Arkansas Subway in Hepatitis A Spotlight
    The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A) exposure after a Subway employee in Morrilton tested positive for the virus. The Subway... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 152

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 27

    Following too closely, a common cause of Washington car accident

    Following too closely, a common cause of Washington car accident
    Tailgating is when one driver follows another vehicle too closely and fails to leave enough room to stop to avoid a collision in a situation in which a sudden stop is required. When weather is good, it is daylight and driving conditions are…
  • Apr 25

    Man loses legs in car accident after Deputy Sheriff runs stop sign

    Man loses legs in car accident after Deputy Sheriff runs stop sign
    The Washington State Patrol, in a media release, said they are investigating a four-car accident in which a pedestrian -- a 59-year-old Arlington man -- was seriously injured, requiring the amputation of both of his legs. The accident…
Rank this Week: 174

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Jul 13

    Northwest Tribes Win Major Fishing Rights Ruling

    Northwest Tribes Win Major Fishing Rights Ruling
      A federal judge has issued a favorable ruling for the Quileute and Quinault tribes in a dispute over the extent of their ancestral fishing grounds, ruling that the Quileute and Quinault's fishing grounds extend to where they…
  • Jul 8

    Federal Court Upholds Cancellation of Redskins Trademark

    Federal Court Upholds Cancellation of Redskins Trademark
    A Virginia federal judge has upheld the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark registrations, rejecting the team's argument that the federal ban on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional.…
  • Jun 17

    US Supreme Court To Decide Tribal Jurisdiction Over Fortune 500 Company

    US Supreme Court To Decide Tribal Jurisdiction Over Fortune 500 Company
      For the first time in seven years, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a tribal jurisdiction case that impacts law enforcement and civil actions on tribal land.  The Court has granted certiorari to the case of Dollar General…
Rank this Week: 494

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

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

    Lark & Environ

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

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
Rank this Week: 462

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/
  • Jul 24

    Will I Have To Go To Court For My Auto Accident Case?

    Will I Have To Go To Court For My Auto Accident Case?
    Not necessarily. We understand that going to court is a stressful experience. In an ideal world, every client of ours would reach a satisfactory settlement without ever needing to set foot in a courtroom. In fact, most of the clients we sign…
  • Jul 16

    How much will I get if I win my car accident case?

    How much will I get if I win my car accident case?
    In our experience helping victims of auto accidents, most people seeking our services want to know one thing: How can I get better from my injuries? In any personal injury case, the client’s foremost responsibility is always to attend…
  • Jun 23

    How Long Will It Take To Complete My Personal Injury Case?

    How Long Will It Take To Complete My Personal Injury Case?
    This is a difficult question to answer in concrete terms. Your injury case could take anywhere from six months to two years to end and you should be prepared to be in it for the long haul. The insurance company is going to do everything it…
Rank this Week: 648

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Jul 14

    USCIS complete return of all H1b cap petitions not selected in the lottery

    USCIS complete return of all H1b cap petitions not selected in the lottery
    Here is a copy/paste of USCIS’s announcement of returned H1bs.  USCIS announced on July 14, 2015, that it completed processing the return of fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our…
  • Jul 13

    Premium Processing for H1b Resume

    Premium Processing for H1b Resume
    This morning USCIS announced that it will lift the suspension on premium processing filings for all H1bs.  Previous guidance was that the suspension would be until July 27th.  This is great news for many I am sure, including some of…
  • Jul 10

    August 2015 Visa Bulletin is Out!

    August 2015 Visa Bulletin is Out!
    The Dept. of State released the 2015 August Visa Bulletin today. Here is a link. Usual commentary to follow soon. pertinent note copied below: D.  CHINA-MAINLAND BORN EMPLOYMENT THIRD, AND THIRD OTHER WORKER VISA AVAILABILITY…
Rank this Week: 642

Seattle Sports, Entertainment &…

Seattle Sports, Entertainment & Trademark Lawyer Blog

By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://seattle-trademark-lawyer.com/
  • Jun 12

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?
    https://www.spreaker.com/embed/player/standard?episode_id=6151830&autoplay=false On Monday 5/25/15 I had the pleasure of being a guest of Dr. James Gore on his radio show New Urban Unlimited on 1150AM KKNW in the Seattle area. I will be…
  • Mar 6

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?
    Receiving a subpoena letter related to a copyright infringement case from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Comcast or Century link or receiving a demand letter offering to settle your case prior to litigation can be a shock to the…
  • Mar 1

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise
    This Seattle copyright attorney was on the local news yesterday talking about illegal downloading of feature films, the increase of lawsuits in the area and potential consequences. For the full story check out the Komo 4 News website. Here is…
Rank this Week: 828

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

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

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond
    There are many myths about construction bonds. Common misconceptions range from the idea that surety bonds are unaffordable to questioning whether they are necessary at all. For the sake of clarity, let’s bust a few of those myths, so…
  • Apr 2

    Louisiana Lien Waivers Made Simple

    Louisiana Lien Waivers Made Simple
    A mechanic’s lien is a last-resort measure used by construction procurers to obtain payment withheld by a client. In this day and age, however, many clients harbor valid concerns about fraudulent liens, especially considering…
  • Mar 2

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

    Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bond
    The world of public contracting is quite complex because at stake are a lot of taxpayer dollars, with figures sometimes in the billions. In order to compete for these jobs, contractors will have to take out contract surety bonds. Two types of…
Rank this Week: 613

The Seattle Injury Attorney

The Seattle Injury Attorney

Covers Washington injury court cases and laws. By Travis Eller.

http://www.theseattleinjuryattorney.com/
  • Jun 3

    Root Canal Leads to Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    Root Canal Leads to Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
    A woman went in for a root canal. The dentist used an anesthetic rinse. The woman experienced severe pain and numbness of her tongue. She claims to suffer continued right-side jaw pain and numbness of her tongue even more than four years…
  • May 26

    Dog Enters Woman’s Home and Severely Injures Her

    Dog Enters Woman’s Home and Severely Injures Her
    Sue lives in Pierce County with her service dog Misty. Sue often left her sliding glass door open so Misty could come and go with a neighbor’s dog, named Romeo. Neighbors Shelly and her house-guest owned a pit bull named Betty, and…
  • Apr 20

    Breast Implants and Bungee Jump

    Breast Implants and Bungee Jump
    A doctor goes bungee jumping and injures his eye. He ends up having surgery on the eye. He then performs a breast augmentation surgery for a patient, using saline implants. Later the patient notices rippling on her left upper breast. She goes…
Rank this Week: 588

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: 617

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Jul 27

    NYT Report: Woman Burned by McDonald’s Hot Coffee, Then the News Media

    NYT Report: Woman Burned by McDonald’s Hot Coffee, Then the News Media
    Most people don’t remember her name, but we regularly hear reference to the injury event, even after 20+ years.  This report from the New York Times shatters the myth of a “windfall” settlement. WATCH THE VIDEO –…
  • Jul 23

    CMS Alert: New Contractor for NGHP Recoveries and Benefits Coordination in ORM

    CMS Alert: New Contractor for NGHP Recoveries and Benefits Coordination in ORM
    Today’s post was shared by WC CompNewsNetwork and comes from www.workerscompensation.com Today, July 1, 2015, CMS issued an alert which states that come October 2015, the Benefits Coordination and Recovery Contractor will be…
  • Jul 20

    Opioid use decreasing in workers’ comp: What’s next?

    Opioid use decreasing in workers’ comp: What’s next?
    Today’s post was shared by Workers Compensation and comes from www.propertycasualty360.com Hydrocodone acetaminophen—marketed as Vicodin—is one of the most over-prescribed and over-used opioid pain relievers. (Photo:…
Rank this Week: 1319

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Wage Series Part 6: June Inflation Report Shows Rising but Still Low Inflation, Seattle not as Low as All-Cities Index

    Wage Series Part 6: June Inflation Report Shows Rising but Still Low Inflation, Seattle not as Low as All-Cities Index
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In our last article covering CPI we reported on the dramatic recent fall off in inflation (below 0%) numbers.  We also predicted that, as to the pivotal June CPI report, the number would show an increase but…
  • Jul 24

    BLS Reports Wages Rising at a Rate Greater than Inflation

    BLS Reports Wages Rising at a Rate Greater than Inflation
    By Jim Cline One additional sign of good economic news this week came in the form of a Bureau of Labor Statistics Second Quarter Wage Report.  The BLS, the data reporting branch of the Department of Labor reports that despite the low…
  • Jul 22

    Wage Series Part 5: Firefighter and Corrections Ranking

    Wage Series Part 5: Firefighter and Corrections Ranking
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer This is Part 5 of our 11 Part Summer 2013 Wage Series. In our last article, we covered Commissioned Deputy and Police Officer Wages.  In this article, we turn to Firefighter and Corrections Officer…
Rank this Week: 1219

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 22

    Design-Build Contracts: The Latest in Project Delivery Method

    Design-Build Contracts: The Latest in Project Delivery Method
    In the traditional design-bid-build context, the owner provides a contractor with a set of design specifications that “set forth in precise detail the materials to be employed and the manner in which the work is to be performed ……
  • Jul 15

    The Confluence of State Taxes and Construction Law

    The Confluence of State Taxes and Construction Law
    There are many state and local tax implications on Washington State construction projects.  Two areas of particular importance for construction contractors are sales taxes due on work performed, and business and occupation taxes…
  • Jul 8

    Top 10 Construction Contract Provisions – Flow-Down Provision

    Top 10 Construction Contract Provisions – Flow-Down Provision
    This is the sixth post in our “Top 10 Construction Contract Provisions” series, which covers the topic of “flow-down” clauses.  Please see our previous posts discussing:  Price and Payment, Liquidated…
Rank this Week: 1434

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
  • Jul 16

    Can a Washington brewery make cider or mead? Can a Washington winery make beer?

    Can a Washington brewery make cider or mead? Can a Washington winery make beer?
    Breweries make beer. Wineries make wine (or, under their license, other emerging products such as cider and mead). But what about the reverse? Can a Washington brewery produce wine, cider, and mead? Or, can a Washington winery produce beer?…
  • May 28

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?
    What TTB brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? Learn the essentials—calculating the right brewer’s bond amount, and choosing the right kind of bond. What brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? It’s a…
  • May 28

    Reiser Legal Expands, Now Providing Colorado Beer Lawyer Service

    Reiser Legal Expands, Now Providing Colorado Beer Lawyer Service
    We’re proud to announce that Reiser Legal is now offering a full slate of legal services for Colorado breweries. With Danielle Teagarden as a licensed Colorado brewery lawyer, you can count on us from the early days of a Colorado…
Rank this Week: 1097

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 11

    What Questions Should I Be Asking When Filing For Bankruptcy?

    What Questions Should I Be Asking When Filing For Bankruptcy?
    On Monday 6/22/15 I had the pleasure once again of being a guest of Dr. James Gore on his radio show New Urban Unlimited on 1150AM KKNW in the Seattle area. I will be on the show which airs M-F…Read more ›
  • Apr 30

    What Are My Options With Dealing With Student Loan Debt?

    What Are My Options With Dealing With Student Loan Debt?
    On Monday 4/27/15 I had the pleasure once again of being a guest of Dr. James Gore on his radio show New Urban Unlimited on 1150AM KKNW in the Seattle area. I will be on the show which airs M-F…Read more ›
  • Mar 25

    Seattle Attorney Richard Symmes On 1150 AM KKNW Talking About Credit Repair

    Seattle Attorney Richard Symmes On 1150 AM KKNW Talking About Credit Repair
    On Monday 3/23/15 I had the pleasure once again of being a guest of Dr. James Gore on his radio show New Urban Unlimited on 1150AM KKNW in the Seattle area. I will be on the show which airs M-F…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 1145

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Holland America Passengers Killed in Plane Crash in Alaska

    Holland America Passengers Killed in Plane Crash in Alaska
    As cruise ship injury lawyers representing passengers, we were deeply saddened by the news of 8 Holland America Line passengers killed in a plane crash on Thursday at around 2 pm near the Misty Fjords area about 25 miles northeast of…
  • Jun 1

    Federal Judge Orders Foss to Pay for Medical Cure

    Federal Judge Orders Foss to Pay for Medical Cure
    IN ADMIRALTY FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW RE EVIDENTIARY HEARING ON MAINTENANCE AND CURE This matter came on for an evidentiary hearing, before the Court, sitting without a jury, on May 14, 2015. Plaintiff Jeffrey A. Hedges…
  • May 26

    Federal Court Orders Arctic Storm to Pay Maintenance to Fish Processors Injured in Fire

    Federal Court Orders Arctic Storm to Pay Maintenance to Fish Processors Injured in Fire
    In an order dated May 22, 2015, a Seattle federal court judge issued a ruling requiring Arctic Storm, Inc. to pay back maintenance payments to two fish processors injured on May 20, 2013 when a fire broke out on board the C/P ARCTIC STORM and…
Rank this Week: 1409

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Jun 24

    Coast Guard medevacs woman

    Coast Guard medevacs woman
    KODIAK, Alaska -- The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman from Anderson Island in Sheep Bay near Cordova, Alaska, Wednesday morning. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed in Cordova,…
  • Jun 16

    Coast Guard rescues 2

    Coast Guard rescues 2
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew, forward deployed to Cordova, rescued two men and two dogs after their boat became disabled in Little Susitna River, near Anchorage, Tuesday. The aircrew hoisted the…
  • Jun 14

    Coast Guard medevacs woman from Norwegian Sun

    Coast Guard medevacs woman from Norwegian Sun
    JUNEAU, Alaska -- A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward-deployed to Cordova medevaced a 63-year-old woman from the cruise ship Norwegian Sun near Yakutat, Sunday. The aircrew hoisted the woman and safely…
Rank this Week: 1470

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Jun 23

    More Sprouts Recalled Over Listeria

    More Sprouts Recalled Over Listeria
    Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA, is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company announced a similar... Continue…
  • Jun 12

    Smoked Andouille Sausage Recalled After Listeria Test

    Smoked Andouille Sausage Recalled After Listeria Test
    Shirks Meats of Dundee, NY, is recalling “Smoked Andouille Sausage” due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled in-store... Continue Reading
  • Jun 11

    Wisconsin Potato Salad Recalled Due To Listeria

    Wisconsin Potato Salad Recalled Due To Listeria
    A Wisconsin firm is voluntarily recalling its potato salad, due to the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product was distributed to Jewel stores in the Chicago area and may... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 999

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 21

    Blue Bell ice cream off the shelves after Listeria outbreak

    Blue Bell ice cream off the shelves after Listeria outbreak
    All Blue Bell ice cream products have been recalled including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen products in 23 states after the company has not been able to pinpoint the cause of Listeria contamination in some of it's…
  • Apr 14

    Bonney Lake couple and baby killed when concrete from construction project falls on their truck

    Bonney Lake couple and baby killed when concrete from construction project falls on their truck
    Vanessa and Josh Ellis, of Bonney Lake, and their 8-month old baby son were killed Monday night when a slab of concrete fell from a Highway 410 overpass and struck their motor vehicle crushing it. Construction workers were working to install…
Rank this Week: 1393

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: 1135

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Shigella Outbreak Hits 243 in 32 State

    Shigella Outbreak Hits 243 in 32 State
    Shigella sonnei has spread via international travelers to 32 states and Puerto Rico, US health officials say. Between May 2014 and February 2015, a drug-resistant strain of shigella has infected... Continue Reading
  • Dec 24

    Indiana Sees More Than 1,000 Shigella Cases in 2014

    Indiana Sees More Than 1,000 Shigella Cases in 2014
    In 2013, the state of Indiana reported approximately 100 cases of the gastrointestinal bacterial infection, shigellosis. This year, state health officials say that number is more than 1,000. Every year, about 14,000... Continue…
  • Oct 28

    Salsarita Shigella Outbreak Lawsuit – Arkansas (2014)

    Salsarita Shigella Outbreak Lawsuit – Arkansas (2014)
    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.  According to...…
Rank this Week: 923

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: 1515

Derek's Tax blog

Derek's Tax blog

Covers taxes and estate planning. By the Jensen Law Office.

http://www.jensenestatelaw.com/blogs
Rank this Week: 1336

The Builders Counsel Blog

The Builders Counsel Blog

Covers green building law, LEED legal topics, public contracting, liens & bonds & other progressive construction law topics. By Reiser Legal.

http://www.builderscounsel.com/
  • Apr 9

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause
      Here is a brief post that I published for ClaimKit, a surety data consultant, about a new Supreme Court case taking a look at forum selection clauses. Enjoy! Claim professionals have to be aware of the law. As part of your undying…
  • Feb 13

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One
      Every 2 months, I reemerge from my heavy workload to talk to you all on this blog. For years I was better at it; you could expect a post every two days. But at least I don’t appear as seldom as the GSA – the federal…
  • Dec 10

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4
      Wow, my Google Reader account was stuffed full of LEED today. Not that it’s incredibly strange to see LEED painted all over the news – because that could not be further than the truth – but for once it was a bounty of…
Rank this Week: 1210

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Jul 27

    Why I saw Trainwreck for the third time – recovering from a Mind Meld

    Why I saw Trainwreck for the third time – recovering from a Mind Meld
      Psychodrama is popular in trial lawyer circles.  This weekend it is taught at our trial lawyer convention.  I do not attend.  Happily. I don’t care for the term psychodrama.  I’ve heard many good reviews…
  • Jul 16

    Dear Karen – Do you wear suits to trial, if not what’s your typical “trialwear”

    Dear Karen – Do you wear suits to trial, if not what’s your typical “trialwear”
      A male news anchor from Australia wore the same suit every day for a year - changing his shirt and tie – and no one noticed.  He did this to prove a point after becoming frustrated with the constant criticisms levied by the…
  • Jun 3

    Mad John

    Mad John
    John doesn’t get angry. He may get grumpy (on rare occasion). But he doesn’t get angry. I take for granted his smiles.  His good attitude. John do this.  John do that. Okay, he says and does. I can be pretty…
Rank this Week: 3989

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 27

    SCOTUS Teva Ruling: Big Splash with Little Impact

    SCOTUS Teva Ruling: Big Splash with Little Impact
    By Miriam Swedlow Despite overruling the Federal Circuit’s prior practice of reviewing all aspects of patent claim construction de novo, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. has not…
  • Jul 20

    Online Retailers Beware: Amazon Search Results Might Violate Watchmaker’s Trademark

    Online Retailers Beware: Amazon Search Results Might Violate Watchmaker’s Trademark
     By Brennen Johnson Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its decision in Multi Time Machine, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc.. Although the case doesn’t deal with time travel like the name might suggest (so…
  • Jul 13

    Stock Split and the Failure of a Shareholder Democracy

    Stock Split and the Failure of a Shareholder Democracy
    By Joe Davison Background: Since its founding, Under Armour has maintained a dual-class stock structure consisting of Class A Stock, which has been entitled to one vote per share, and Class B Stock, which has been entitled to ten…
Rank this Week: 3469

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
  • Jul 27

    City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?

    City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?
    The Washington Supreme Court is sending Kent v Cobb back to Division I to examine Due Process and whether the I-502 statute violates constitutional rights because it fails to ·provide notice that conduct was…
  • Jul 27

    Case Law Update

    Case Law Update
      The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals United States v. Guzman-Ibarrez: The panel vacated a conviction and sentence for illegal reentry after deportation or…
  • Jul 7

    Case Law Update, Week ending 7-3-15

    Case Law Update, Week ending 7-3-15
    The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law United States Supreme Court Glossip v. Gross: In an opinion authored by Justice Alito and joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Scalia, Kennedy, and…
Rank this Week: 4358

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/
  • Jul 24

    Remembering Attorney Emma Paulsen

    Remembering Attorney Emma Paulsen
    The Omak-Chronicle reported today the death of Emma-Paulsen, the elected Ferry County Prosecuting Attorney. I think I first met Emma Paulsen around 2005 when I first started taking cases in Okanogan County. She worked as public-defender and…
  • Jul 5

    Jeffrey Havard and the “Gate-Keeping” Function

    Jeffrey Havard and the “Gate-Keeping” Function
    “Gate-keeping function.” That is what you call the judge’s role in deciding whether to allow an expert witness to testify. The judge is supposed to screen experts to make sure that what they are saying is scientifically…
  • May 10

    Police Cameras in Washington State – 5 Years Later

    Police Cameras in Washington State – 5 Years Later
    Spokane just announced yesterday that 1/2 of the patrol officers will have to wear a body camera as part of a 6-month pilot project. 5 years ago I wrote a blog post asking if people could really imagine the police in this state wearing body…
Rank this Week: 4743

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: 2162

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jul 24

    Joint Work Determination Does Not Exclude a Derivative Work Determination

    Joint Work Determination Does Not Exclude a Derivative Work Determination
    Dr. Ross W. Greene developed the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, a method for treating children with explosive behaviors.  Greene wrote The Explosive Child, a book describing his methods.  Greene and Dr. J. Stuart Ablon…
  • Jul 17

    No Copyright Interest for Film Director's Contribution

    No Copyright Interest for Film Director's Contribution
    The Second Circuit faced a question of first impression:  May a contributor to a creative work whose contributions are inseparable from, and integrated into, the work maintain a copyright interest in his or her contributions alone? We…
  • Jul 10

    On the Mindfulness Path

    On the Mindfulness Path
    A few days ago, I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet Jeena Cho and her husband, Jeff Curl, for coffee in Seattle.  Jeena is an attorney and the co-publisher of The Anxious Lawyer website.  The Anxious Lawyer provides a…
Rank this Week: 3050

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Jul 23

    50 Sick with Salmonella in Washington from Pork

    50 Sick with Salmonella in Washington from Pork
    Washington State health officials are working with state and local partners to investigate several cases and clusters of Salmonella infections that appear to be linked to eating pork. The ongoing... Continue Reading
  • Jul 22

    Salmonella in Seattle

    Salmonella in Seattle
    The Seattle Times reports that as many as 16 people were likely sickened with salmonella poisoning from raw eggs used in Father’s Day weekend brunch dishes served at Tallulah’s restaurant... Continue Reading
  • Jul 22

    Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+) Tuna Outbreak

    Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+) Tuna Outbreak
    The CDC reports that as of July 20, 2015, 62 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+) have been reported from 11 states. Eleven ill... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 4846

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 23

    Entity Structure Considerations When Choosing Between a LLC and a Corporation

    Entity Structure Considerations When Choosing Between a LLC and a Corporation
    It’s important to understand the significant (and sometimes subtle) differences between the various choices when determining the right entity structure for your new venture. Today’s post details some important…
  • Jul 2

    A Few Questions Buyers Should Consider to Protect Intellectual Property Rights When Purchasing a Busine

    A Few Questions Buyers Should Consider to Protect Intellectual Property Rights When Purchasing a Busine
    When purchasing a business, buyers often overlook one important part of the purchase: formally transferring the seller’s intellectual property rights to the buyer. The most common IP rights include copyrights, trademarks, patents, and…
  • Jun 23

    Uber Driver Is An Employee According to California

    Uber Driver Is An Employee According to California
    The California Labor Commission recently ruled that a San Francisco Uber driver is an employee, not an independent contractor. This ruling, which came to light last Tuesday when Uber filed an appeal, could have major ramifications. The debate…
Rank this Week: 3164

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Parenting Plans: Vacation

    Parenting Plans: Vacation
    Parents are sometimes surprised about how vacation provisions are drafted into Washington State parenting plans. The term “vacation” within the parenting plan can be a bit misleading. In reality, instead of drafting vacation time…
  • Jul 11

    How the Improving Economy Might Impact Your Family Law Case

    How the Improving Economy Might Impact Your Family Law Case
    With the economy improving and unemployment going down, things are changing in the lives of many families in Washington. People are changing jobs, changing careers, relocating for new opportunities, and (happily) earning more money. For…
  • Jun 23

    One Way to Save Money on Your Divorce Proceedings: Get Along

    One Way to Save Money on Your Divorce Proceedings: Get Along
    Most people facing a divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington) have heard the horror stories about the cost of divorce proceedings. We have heard and witnessed these stories too. However, in many cases there is one major way to…
Rank this Week: 1858

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: 3747

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 22

    Seattle Sounders Star Marco Pappa Charged with Drunk Driving

    Seattle Sounders Star Marco Pappa Charged with Drunk Driving
    On Sunday, July 20, Seattle Sounders Football Club midfielder Marco Pappa was charged with driving under the influence by Seattle police. He was also charged with speeding at the time of his arrest, according to a report from Q13 FOX. Beyond…
  • Jun 25

    Washington has the Ninth Highest DUI Arrest Statistics in the Country

    Washington has the Ninth Highest DUI Arrest Statistics in the Country
    According to a new study, Washington has the ninth highest DUI arrest statistics in the country. The report, produced by Project Know, estimates that for every 10,000 Washington drivers, 49.8 were arrested for DUI in 2013. As Fusion…
  • Jun 12

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Named in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List for Second Consecutive Year

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Named in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List for Second Consecutive Year
    For the second consecutive year, Dichter Law Office, PLLC is proud to announce that Attorney Jonathan Dichter has been included in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ Edition of 2015. This exclusive list honors attorneys all over the…
Rank this Week: 3310

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2786

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 20

    Kmart Sued for Use of Payroll Debit Card System

    Kmart Sued for Use of Payroll Debit Card System
    A class of employees is suing Kmart in a California state court for allegedly engaging in unfair business and employment practices in its use of payroll debit cards.   Payroll debit cards have become popular, especially in the retail and…
  • Jun 26

    Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Employer's Right to Discharge Employee for Marijuana Use

    Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Employer's Right to Discharge Employee for Marijuana Use
    Medical and recreational marijuana is legal in Washington and Colorado; however, the highest courts in both states have ruled that employers can still discharge employees for using it. Most recently, in Coats v. Dish Network, LLC, the…
  • Apr 23

    Materials Available: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?" Webinar

    Materials Available: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?" Webinar
    On April 21, 2015, attorneys from the Foster Pepper Employment and Labor group presented a webinar titled "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?" They discussed various updates that should be considered for employee handbooks…
Rank this Week: 3184

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

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

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Washington State’s retirees compare well

    Washington State’s retirees compare well
    Here is a link to a website 24/7 Wall Street that categorized statistical data for retirees across the country and it was determined that Washington State is the 9th best in the country for retirees.  As we work and raise our…
  • Jul 15

    10 Surprising Stats about Older American

    10 Surprising Stats about Older American
    Here is a link to a recent story that lists some statistics and projections from the US Census.  If you or a loved one are facing changes as you grow older please don’t hesitate to contact Byrd Garrett about your financial…
  • Jun 1

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is a QTIP Trust?

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is a QTIP Trust?
    The qualified terminable interest property trust, commonly referred to as the QTIP trust, is an advanced estate planning device that is often included in the estate plans of people with blended families. The QTIP trust is, like other trusts,…
Rank this Week: 3694

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

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

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant
    It is not uncommon for a person seeking immigration status in the United States (i.e. petitioner) to find him or herself in a position where the other spouse files for a divorce but the Unites States Citizen and Immigration Service ……
  • Jun 12

    De Facto Parentage

    De Facto Parentage
    In our ever changing society where blended families are more and more common, I am often asked from someone in the middle of a divorce or separation:  “I was really close to my step kids.  Can I have visitation with ……
  • Apr 25

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 2685

Local Open Government Blog

Local Open Government Blog

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

http://www.localopengovernment.com/
Rank this Week: 4500

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Jul 14

    Divorce Mediation Dos and Don’t

    Divorce Mediation Dos and Don’t
    Divorce mediation can only work when both parties are actively participating throughout the entire process. If one side is passive while the other is aggressive, a solution will most likely not be mutually beneficial as it would if both…
  • Jun 10

    Four Styles of Mediation

    Four Styles of Mediation
    There is no set formula when it comes to divorce mediation. Each couple’s circumstances, goals, and issues are different, making the process unique to every situation. I have been mediating for over 25 years and have never seen the same…
  • Jun 9

    Four Styles of Mediation

    Four Styles of Mediation
    There is no set formula when it comes to divorce mediation. Each couple’s circumstances, goals, and issues are different, making the process unique to every situation. I have been mediating for over 25 years and have never seen the same…
Rank this Week: 2760

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/
  • Jul 11

    Is using a hand held mobile phone a primary offense?

    Is using a hand held mobile phone a primary offense?
    Yes. In Washington State you can be stopped just for using your cell phone hand held. (which means holding up against your ear) Sometimes these stops will lead to more serious charges such as DUI's. Using your cell phone…
  • Jun 20

    How long is SR-22 Insurance for a Physical Control conviction?

    How long is SR-22 Insurance for a Physical Control conviction?
    You will be required to have SR-22 Insurance for 3 years on a Physical Control conviction. This is also the same for DUI and Reckless Driving convictions.
  • Jun 15

    How soon will I have to report to Jail on a DUI conviction?

    How soon will I have to report to Jail on a DUI conviction?
    Typically, the Court will give you thirty (30) days at the Sentencing Hearing to report to Jail. However, if you need longer and have a good enough reason the Court may grant a longer period. You will not usually be...
Rank this Week: 3522

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 8

    Why Doesn’t the U.S. Supreme Court Believe in the First Amendment?

    Why Doesn’t the U.S. Supreme Court Believe in the First Amendment?
    I wrote this piece some time ago but never got around to posting it. However, given the fact that so many people were interested in the workings of the Supreme Court when I blogged about that last week, it seemed especially relevant. Lots of…
  • Jul 2

    The Nature of War

    The Nature of War
    I have been following the Confederate Flag issue closely and resisting the temptation to comment. However, I wanted to share a true story that happened to me to put this issue into perspective. But before I do, I also wanted to state my…
  • Jun 30

    Is the Supreme Court Broken?

    Is the Supreme Court Broken?
    In a word… uh, NO. I try to avoid blatant political content on this blog, for a huge number of reasons; these range from simple self-serving concerns, such as I don’t want to lose potential clients just because they disagree with…
Rank this Week: 4764