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Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 77

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Covers Washington State and Seattle DUI defense, information and news. By Leyba Defense PLLC.

http://seattleduiarrest.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Can you drive a vehicle if your license gets suspended from a DUI in Washington State

    Can you drive a vehicle if your license gets suspended from a DUI in Washington State
    The most common question I get asked is whether you can drive a vehicle if your drivers license get suspended due to a DUI.  In Washington State the answer yes.  However there are certain conditions that can apply that may or may not…
  • Mar 24

    Interesting article from American Bar Assoc Journal on DUI cases and McNeely

    Interesting article from American Bar Assoc Journal on DUI cases and McNeely
    The American Bar Association recently posted an article in the April edition discussing the future of DUI laws in light of the McNeely ruling.  It's not too often that the ABA journal takes up issues in DUI defense and/or prosecution, so as…
  • Mar 22

    Don't act like the "Biebs" if facing a DUI

    Don't act like the "Biebs" if facing a DUI
    In case you haven't heard Justin Bieber was arrested for a DUI in late January of this year.  As more time has passed some of the facts of the arrest are being disclosed to the public through the media.  Not surprisingly the…
Rank this Week: 199

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Breakfast Wraps Recalled Due to Listeria Concern

    Breakfast Wraps Recalled Due to Listeria Concern
    The Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA) is issuing a warning to customers with any Belich’s Market and Creekside Market brands Breakfast Wraps in their possession. After a food safety... Continue Reading
  • Mar 29

    Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Closed Due to Listeria

    Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Closed Due to Listeria
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently ordered Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Inc., a processor of smoked fish products in Seattle, Wash., to stop processing, preparing, packing, holding and distributing... Continue Reading
  • Mar 28

    Fresh Express Listeria Recall

    Fresh Express Listeria Recall
    Fresh Express Incorporated has issued a recall of a limited number of cases of 10 oz. and 6oz. Italian Salad with the already expired Use-by Date of March 26 and... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 234

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

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

    Tahmina to Speak at event by FWD.us and Bloomberg’s Renew Our Economy

    Tahmina to Speak at event by FWD.us and Bloomberg’s Renew Our Economy
    Event Organized by The Partnership for a New American Economy and FWD.us I am so honored to be invited to speak on immigration reform issues at an exciting event organized by Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economoy and…
  • Apr 15

    Meeting With Congressman Reichert

    Meeting With Congressman Reichert
    I had the distinct privilege of meeting with Congressman Dave Reichert today organized by the Washington Compact.  The meeting was positive.  I thank One America and Washington Compact for organizing this special meeting and thank…
  • Apr 12

    KCBA CLE on Startups- great success!

    KCBA CLE on Startups- great success!
    It was a great honor to be invited to speak on immigration options for startups for the King County Bar Association CLE on Advising Startups. Tahmina’s presentation was well received and was a great success.  Thank you KCBA for the…
Rank this Week: 387

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Miami Seeing More Shigella Case

    Miami Seeing More Shigella Case
    Miami-Dade County health officials are asking parents to take precautionary measures to prevent the spreading of shigellosis, an infectious disease often reported in children ages 1 through 9. The disease... Continue Reading
  • Jan 25

    Texas Shigella Outbreak Tops 300

    Texas Shigella Outbreak Tops 300
    Three hundred people are now suspected of having shigella in Grayson County, according to health officials. According to local press reports, it started among students at Sherman ISD, spread to... Continue Reading
  • Jan 19

    Shigella in Cleveland Ohio

    Shigella in Cleveland Ohio
    Public Health officials are seeing a rise in Shigellosis cases in the Cleveland area, especially among children. As a result, the Cleveland Department of Public Health is encouraging parents, schools,... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 462

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Apr 14

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup
    My friend Joe Wallin had an idea earlier today, which was, “how can Congress pass a single, simple law, to tell federal agencies to back off the rulemaking?” His idea is borne of the frustration we all feel when Congress...
  • Apr 9

    Another Car2Go story

    Another Car2Go story
    I love this service. A lot of people in Seattle are talking about the politics of ride sharing services. But Car2Go is more like a self-service. Or the loan of hardware, I guess you could say. Because you find a...
  • Apr 2

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?
    The essential problem with Title III of the JOBS Act is that it doesn't pick sides.
Rank this Week: 554

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    M/V TOKITAE, Our Newest Washington State Ferry

    M/V TOKITAE, Our Newest Washington State Ferry
    Ferry Boats are a frequent sight on Puget Sound, so much so that they seem an integral part of the seascape. They work day and night to transport passengers and vehicles between the east and west shores of Puget Sound,...
  • Mar 19

    F/V ALASKA OCEAN Blast Claims Life of Experienced Fisherman

    F/V ALASKA OCEAN Blast Claims Life of Experienced Fisherman
    Fisherman Franz d’Alquen, 48, was killed in a blast on board on factory trawler ALASKA OCEAN on March 11 at around 9:20 p.m. According to the initial report, the blast resulted from a welding job setting off some acetylene gas...
  • Mar 19

    Factory Trawler ALASKA OCEAN Blast Claims Life of Experienced Fisherman

    Factory Trawler ALASKA OCEAN Blast Claims Life of Experienced Fisherman
    Fisherman Franz d’Alquen, 48, was killed in a blast on board on factory trawler ALASKA OCEAN on March 11 at around 9:20 p.m. According to the initial report, the blast resulted from a welding job setting off some acetylene gas...
Rank this Week: 580

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

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

    Lisy Recalls Salmonella Basil

    Lisy Recalls Salmonella Basil
    Lisy Corporation of Miami, FL is voluntarily recalling Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca), 6 oz jar, Item #1132, Lot #’s A013 0518 & A014 0518, because it has the potential to... Continue Reading
  • Apr 9

    524 Ill with Salmonella and still NO Recall

    524 Ill with Salmonella and still NO Recall
    The investigation continues into Salmonella Heidelberg infections likely related to Foster Farms chicken. Ongoing surveillance identified in February that infections from some of the previously rare outbreak strains again exceeded... Continue…
  • Apr 4

    Sprouts Recalls Peppercorn

    Sprouts Recalls Peppercorn
    Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM) on Friday issued a recall of store-branded organic black peppercorns, saying the product could potentially be contaminated with salmonella. The grocery chain said the product... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 568

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Hepatitis A Week: Charlotte, North Carolina Papa John’s and Nyack, New York La Fontana

    Hepatitis A Week: Charlotte, North Carolina Papa John’s and Nyack, New York La Fontana
    Charlotte North Carolina: A Papa John’s outlet is to blame for a Hepatitis A scare, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Anyone who ate food from the location on... Continue Reading
  • Mar 30

    28 with Hepatitis A in Norway

    28 with Hepatitis A in Norway
    A total of 28 cases of hepatitis A infection have been reported over the last few months in Norway, where this disease is said to be rare, local health officials... Continue Reading
  • Mar 16

    New Zealand Apples and Peaches Recalled Over Hepatitis A Exposure

    New Zealand Apples and Peaches Recalled Over Hepatitis A Exposure
    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is cautioning New Zealand consumers of a small quantity of fresh fruit sold in late February and early March that there is a relatively... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 673

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

    No Copyright Infringement for Photos Registered After Suit Filed

    No Copyright Infringement for Photos Registered After Suit Filed
    Louis Psihoyos is a professional photographer.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a textbook publisher.  Wiley discovered that it published some of Psihoyos’ photos in its textbooks without a license from…
  • Apr 4

    Not All Statements in eBay's User Agreement Are Binding Promise

    Not All Statements in eBay's User Agreement Are Binding Promise
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that eBay’s User Agreement contains both informal descriptions of how eBay’s system works and legally enforceable promises.  Marshall Block, an eBay seller, filed a lawsuit…
  • Mar 28

    Publisher Tanks in Taking on Established Copyright Group Registration Practice

    Publisher Tanks in Taking on Established Copyright Group Registration Practice
    Alaska Stock is a stock photography agency which specializes in Alaska photos and Alaska-themed photos.  Stock photography agencies register copyrights and license images to others on behalf of photographers.  Since photographers…
Rank this Week: 658

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/
  • Mar 28

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?
    What makes lawyers happy? Apparently people want to know, because an article on that topic was the most downloaded paper on SSRN last week. You can read it yourself:Lawrence S. Krieger & Kennon M. Sheldon, What Makes Lawyers Happy?…
  • Mar 28

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?
    Kathryn Stanchi & Deirdre M. Bowen, This is Your Sword: How Damaging are Prior Convictions to Plaintiffs in Civil Trials?, 89 Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2412110: The conventional wisdom in law is that a…
  • Mar 28

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification
    A House bill promoting the notion that jurors can ignore Alaska's criminal code and let a lawbreaking defendant off the hook had a brief hearing Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee, then was held for later. The bill, fostering "jury…
Rank this Week: 720

Washington State Insurance Law…

Washington State Insurance Law Blog

Features summaries of recent appellate court opinions on issues of law important to the Washington insurance industry. By Jason W. Anderson.

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

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation. The Institute measured states' performance based on fourteen…
  • Oct 25

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing

    No Jury Required at Reasonableness Hearing
    The Washington Supreme Court held today in a 6/3 split decision that an insurer is not entitled to have a jury decide the reasonableness of a covenant judgment.
  • Jul 1

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'

    Think Tank Gives Washington Insurance Commissioner a 'C'
    The 'R' Street Institute, a new think tank focusing on free markets, has published its inaugural research project, a state-by-state report card on insurance regulation.
Rank this Week: 877

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/
  • Apr 1

    Will I get credit for my administrative suspension?

    Will I get credit for my administrative suspension?
    Yes. If you are convicted of DUI or Physical Control and you lost and/or did not appeal the administrative suspension or revocation you will now receive credit toward the criminal suspension or revocation. For example, if each had a 90-day...
  • Mar 31

    How long is the Court's Jurisdiction on a DUI?

    How long is the Court's Jurisdiction on a DUI?
    60 months or 5 years is the maximum time that the Court can have jurisdiction on your DUI or Physical Control case. (plea or convition for DUI) This time is calculated from the date of sentencing. That means your case...
  • Mar 30

    What is the minimum treatment recommendation for a DUI or related offense?

    What is the minimum treatment recommendation for a DUI or related offense?
    Alcohol Drug Information School (ADIS). An 8-hour informational class on drugs and alcohol is the very minimum you would have to do in your DUI, Physical Control, Reckless or Negligent Driving case. You will also be required to complete a...
Rank this Week: 799

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/
  • Apr 1

    VIDEO: What is UM/UIM coverage and should I have it?

    VIDEO: What is UM/UIM coverage and should I have it?
    Hi I’m Jared, I’m from Premier Law Group, and today I’m going to answer a common question I hear: Should I purchase UIM or UM coverage? And the answer to that is, yes. But before we get to why you want to get that coverage,…
  • Apr 1

    Video: What’s the dirtiest trick the insurance company pulls on auto accident victims?

    Video: What’s the dirtiest trick the insurance company pulls on auto accident victims?
    Hi, I’m Jared, and I’m from Premier Law Group and today I’m going tell you about the dirtiest trick I’ve seen the insurance company pull in personal injury cases. We have seen many clients who tell us about this…
  • Mar 18

    Video: Will there be attorney’s fees if I lose my case?

    Video: Will there be attorney’s fees if I lose my case?
    A common concern for people who have never hired a personal injury attorney before is if their attorney will charge fees if they lose their case. If you’ve hired a lawyer, you’re obviously worried about whether or not you would…
Rank this Week: 800

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: 838

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: 1028

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: 988

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/
  • Apr 17

    Why Mediation Work

    Why Mediation Work
    Community association disputes—whether they involve owner-to-owner, owner-to-board, or association-to-third party—are no different than any other commercial dispute in that the overwhelming majority of them are resolved short of…
  • Apr 10

    Changes, Changes, and More Changes: Amending Governing Documents in Oregon

    Changes, Changes, and More Changes: Amending Governing Documents in Oregon
    Community associations have varying reasons to amend their governing documents and we previously discussed when to amend governing documents in our February 2014 weekly email. Sometimes, a current rule does not fit a community. Other times,…
  • Mar 27

    Discrimination

    Discrimination
    I recently noticed a blog post based on how to challenge your community association. A quick search revealed that there are many postings or websites devoted to the topic. A recurring theme among those posts: If you want to challenge your…
Rank this Week: 1414

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/
Rank this Week: 1369

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 15

    What to do if your car breaks down on a busy highway

    What to do if your car breaks down on a busy highway
    Last weekend we read about a couple of fatal car accidents that occurred after a car was disabled on the highway and was rear-ended by another vehicle. So, we thought we'd take this opportunity to advise you on what to do if your vehicle…
  • Apr 9

    Sleep apnea and driving

    Sleep apnea and driving
    The New York Times reports that a train engineer who was at the controls a Metro-North train that derailed killing four people and injuring 70 had severe sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a…
  • Apr 7

    Fatal Everett motorcycle accident involved car making left turn

    Fatal Everett motorcycle accident involved car making left turn
    The Seattle Times reports that a 36-year-old motorcyclist was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car making a left hand turn in Everett. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred on Evergreen Way around 3pm. A car making a left- hand…
Rank this Week: 1125

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Apr 13

    The PTO Says My Mark is Descriptive. What Can I Do?

    The PTO Says My Mark is Descriptive. What Can I Do?
    Trademarks are source identifiers. They tell consumers where a good or service comes from. So when a mark consists of descriptive words, it really doesn’t function as a trademark. It tells consumers about the product — not who…
  • Apr 1

    The Basics of "Look and Feel" and Personality Rights Under U.S. Law

    The Basics of "Look and Feel" and Personality Rights Under U.S. Law
    I’m now back from Germany, where I traveled to help with a program sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law. It combined UW law students with law students from Europe. The Europeans learned about American intellectual…
  • Mar 3

    Upcoming Presentation: "Protecting Your Client's Marijuana Trademark"

    Upcoming Presentation: "Protecting Your Client's Marijuana Trademark"
    I’ve got some clients who are interested in protecting their (legal) marijuana trademarks: both medical and recreational. Since they’re interested, I’m interested. And, besides, I think it’s just plain interesting.…
Rank this Week: 1255

Maritime Lawyer Blog

Maritime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.maritimelawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Another Outbreak of Norovirus Flows Through Princess Cruise Line

    Another Outbreak of Norovirus Flows Through Princess Cruise Line
    Princess Cruise Line advised the public of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on the Crown Princess. The outbreak is suspected to be the Norovirus. 23 crew members and 94 passengers have fallen ill, and official statements from the the…
  • Apr 2

    Vehicle Carrier Strikes Fishing Trawler, Killing Three Fishermen

    Vehicle Carrier Strikes Fishing Trawler, Killing Three Fishermen
    April started off with a tragedy in the maritime community as a fishing trawler, the Mar de Marin, was struck and sunk by a 541 foot vehicle carrier, the Baltic Breeze. Three fishermen died as a result of the collision and two were missing. …
  • Mar 28

    National Transportation Safety Board Holds Forum to Improve Cruise Line Safety Practice

    National Transportation Safety Board Holds Forum to Improve Cruise Line Safety Practice
    This week the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) met for two days to discuss the safety measures in the cruise industry. Following the disastrous Costa Concordia accident in Italy in 2012, the cruise line industry incorporated…
Rank this Week: 1252

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 10

    Commercial Debt Collection – How Do I Collect When A Company Owes Me Money?

    Commercial Debt Collection – How Do I Collect When A Company Owes Me Money?
      In today’s business culture we call businesses working with other businesses B2B. It has always been a popular practice to the alternative, business to consumer. The rules are different governing B2B as opposed to B2C. The legal…
  • Feb 21

    Landlords Have Rights! Use of Lessors Privilege

    Landlords Have Rights! Use of Lessors Privilege
    Here in Louisiana, just as in many jurisdictions, there are certain rights or privileges which are bestowed on certain types of individuals or entities. These privileges are not effective until the person or entity decides to exercise those…
  • Feb 17

    Convenient Store Truth – A Regulated Industry

    Convenient Store Truth – A Regulated Industry
    As a construction lawyer there are many industries that I get involved with that are spin-offs of the construction industry. Typically, these are commercial collections, such as when contractors and suppliers are owed money on projects, they…
Rank this Week: 1338

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Holland America Cruise Line is Strictly Liability for Assaults on Passengers by Crewmember

    Holland America Cruise Line is Strictly Liability for Assaults on Passengers by Crewmember
    News broke yesterday of a horrific physical and sexual assault of a female passenger by a crewmember aboard Holland America’s cruise vessel Nieuw Amsterdam.  The altercation allegedly began because the 31-year-old passenger…
  • Aug 26

    Crew Member Struck in Head with A Block on the F/V JACKPOT

    Crew Member Struck in Head with A Block on the F/V JACKPOT
    According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a fisherman was rescued from the fishing vessel JACKPOT about 20 miles west of Gray’s Harbor, Washington on Saturday, August 24, 2013. The crew member was injured when a block came apart and struck the…
  • Aug 22

    Major Cruise Lines Release Shipboard Crime Statistic

    Major Cruise Lines Release Shipboard Crime Statistic
    The three largest cruise lines based in the United States, Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line, began posting data related to shipboard crime earlier this month.  The decision to post the data was announced last…
Rank this Week: 1141

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 6

    Comedic Tidbit – Judge Finds Contempt for Xanax-Popping Tart (Pro-Tips for Pro Se Litigants)

    Comedic Tidbit – Judge Finds Contempt for Xanax-Popping Tart (Pro-Tips for Pro Se Litigants)
    This is actually quite hilarious. Judge Rodriguez-Chomat is dealing with a low-level offender, who is acting like Lindsey Lohan during her bail hearing/arraignment. The judge, of Hispanic descent, calls her back when she…
Rank this Week: 1149

Washington Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Washington Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers the latest news on maritime law, accidents, and settlements. By Anderson Carey Alexander

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

    Hurricane Sandy Buffets Cruise Ship

    Hurricane Sandy Buffets Cruise Ship
    Hurricane Sandy, which is stirring up waves as large as 32 feet high according to buoy readings, is also giving a wild ride to passengers on at least five cruise ships. Captain Vito Giacalone of Carnival Cruise Lines told ABC News via…
  • Jan 3

    Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rock

    Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rock
    The Coast Guard towed the 40-foot fishing vessel JAYDEN RAY and its crew to safety early this morning after she ran aground at LaPush, about 3 miles north of the mouth of the Quillayute River, on the Olympic Peninsula. The Coast Guard…
  • Jan 3

    Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rock

    Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rock
    The Coast Guard towed the 40-foot fishing vessel JAYDEN RAY and its crew to safety early this morning after she ran aground at LaPush, about 3 miles north of the mouth of the Quillayute River, on the Olympic Peninsula. The Coast Guard…
Rank this Week: 1117

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: 1187

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
  • Apr 17

    Change Order Impact Costs: To Reserve or Not to Reserve?

    Change Order Impact Costs: To Reserve or Not to Reserve?
    A problem that often arises with respect to change orders concerns the nature and amounts of compensation that the change order payment is intended to provide.  While the contract documents will commonly set forth specific methods for…
  • Apr 14

    A+C Partner Douglas R. Roach Being Considered For Washington State Supreme Court Opening

    A+C Partner Douglas R. Roach Being Considered For Washington State Supreme Court Opening
    Washington State Supreme Court Justice James Johnson is retiring at the end of this month, which creates an opening on this State's highest bench.  Under the law, Governor Jay Inslee will appoint a jurist to fill that vacancy.  This…
  • Apr 10

    Differing Site Condition Clause: Shifting Risk of the Unexpected

    Differing Site Condition Clause: Shifting Risk of the Unexpected
    A differing site condition is a condition other than weather, climate, or other act of God, discovered on or affecting a construction site that differs in some material respect from what was reasonably anticipated.[i]  The conditions…
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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/
Rank this Week: 1664

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Can hiring a good DUI Attorney ever backfire?

    Can hiring a good DUI Attorney ever backfire?
    Recently I was in a local court in King County when I happened to catch the tail end of a heated conversation between a fellow Seattle DUI Attorney (who is well respected among defense attorneys) and a Prosecutor.  Afterwards I was just…
  • Apr 10

    Local cop gets arrested for DUI with BAC less than legal limit

    Local cop gets arrested for DUI with BAC less than legal limit
    In case you had any questions about whether there is such a thing as a “legal limit” anymore on DUI cases in Washington State.  This should answer that question.  A local law enforcement officer was recently arrested for…
  • Mar 25

    Possible questions to ask when looking for an IID company following a DUI arrest

    Possible questions to ask when looking for an IID company following a DUI arrest
    If you have been arrested for a DUI then chances are at some point you may face an ignition interlock device requirement.  Either through the Court as a condition of release, through the Department of Licensing following a license…
Rank this Week: 2037

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 11

    5 students, 5 others killed in California head-on bus accident

    5 students, 5 others killed in California head-on bus accident
    Five students, their charter bus driver, three chaperones and the driver of a FedEx semi-truck were all killed yesterday when the FedEx truck crossed the centerline and struck the tour bus head-on on Interstate 5 in Northern California…
  • Apr 9

    Escalators can be dangerous: hold on to the railing

    Escalators can be dangerous: hold on to the railing
    Yesterday was the year anniversary of the death of Maurecio Bell, who died in an escalator accident after he fell and his clothing got tangled on the University Street Station escalator in Seattle. Since then, The Washington state Department…
  • Apr 7

    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer boating safety classe

    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer boating safety classe
    The opening of boating season is just around the corner with Opening Day on May 3rd, 2014. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering boating safety classes at Bellevue Fire Station No. 9 which is located on 12412 SE 69th Way in Newcastle. …
Rank this Week: 1562

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

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

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Apr 4

    Federal Trust Responsibility Seminar - October 3 in Seattle

    Federal Trust Responsibility Seminar - October 3 in Seattle
    The Seattle University Center for Indian Law and Policy and the Intertribal Timber Council are sponsoring a Symposium on Reform of the Federal Trust Responsibility on October 3, 2014 in Seattle. The Symposium will explore opportunities to…
  • Mar 19

    BIA Tribal Court Advocacy Training Sessions: March-June 2014

    BIA Tribal Court Advocacy Training Sessions: March-June 2014
      The Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services is offering the following Tribal Court advocacy training sessions, which are open to all professionals working in Tribal Court systems: March 31 – April 3   Denver,…
  • Mar 18

    "Bertha" Tunnel Machine Confronts Native History In Seattle

    "Bertha" Tunnel Machine Confronts Native History In Seattle
      The world’s largest tunnel boring machine, nicknamed “Bertha”, has been stalled for weeks due to mechanical issues. Before it can be restarted, “new” cultural issues must also be resolved. Ancient Native…
Rank this Week: 1577

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: 1522

Washington DC Criminal Defense…

Washington DC Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC.

http://www.dc-criminal-defense.com/
  • Feb 24

    State v. Cabinatan - Burglary Conviction Vacated for Witness Identification Error

    State v. Cabinatan - Burglary Conviction Vacated for Witness Identification Error
    In criminal cases, eyewitness identification is notoriously prone to error, especially when the authorities overseeing the process fail to follow basic procedures to ensure that witnesses aren't improperly influenced. One scenario that…
  • Feb 17

    Parker v. Delaware - Social Media Postings Become Criminal Evidence

    Parker v. Delaware - Social Media Postings Become Criminal Evidence
    When it comes to admitting social media posts as criminal evidence, courts have taken varied approaches to authentication. In Maryland, the courts have establish that social media evidence is only authenticated through testimony of the…
  • Feb 12

    United States v. Richards - Exigent Circumstances in a Warrantless Search

    United States v. Richards - Exigent Circumstances in a Warrantless Search
    Anytime a person is approached by police and asked to consent to a search, individuals should avail themselves of their right to decline consent. This does not necessarily mean police won't still initiate the search, particularly if they…
Rank this Week: 2048

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: 2153

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • 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
  • Jan 31

    Campylobacter Tainted Oysters Sickens Three in Oregon

    Campylobacter Tainted Oysters Sickens Three in Oregon
    The Oregon Health Authority has investigated a cluster of three Campylobacter cases among Oregon residents who consumed raw oysters. The oysters came from two different markets in Lane and Coos counties. The oysters…
Rank this Week: 1529

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: 2053

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    More Positive Outlook for Contract Negotiations as Economy Appears to Gather Some Momentum Going into 2014

    More Positive Outlook for Contract Negotiations as Economy Appears to Gather Some Momentum Going into 2014
    By Jim Cline Most of our recent blogs on economic developments have emphasized the modest nature of recent economic improvement, but a series of reports over the past few weeks have signaled that the economy may, at last, be gathering a bit…
  • Dec 6

    Why Does the Fed Keep Missing Its 2% Inflation Target?

    Why Does the Fed Keep Missing Its 2% Inflation Target?
    By Jim Cline Last week, we reported the sudden drop in the National and Seattle CPI numbers and also discussed the potential impact on 2014 and 2015 negotiations.  In October, we had also written about the 2% inflation target established…
  • Dec 4

    How Will the Lower Inflation Rate Affect Negotiations?

    How Will the Lower Inflation Rate Affect Negotiations?
    By Jim Cline, Kate Kremer and Chris Casillas In our last blog, we reported the significant drop in inflation reported in the October CPI report. With current CPI standing at 0.8% and 0.6% for the “All-Cities” and Seattle index,…
Rank this Week: 1823

Beckwith DV Law

Beckwith DV Law

Information about the criminal and civil consequences of domestic violence in Washington State.

http://www.seattle-domesticviolence.com/domestic-violence-defense-law/
  • Nov 5

    Loss of Gun Rights from Domestic Violence

    Loss of Gun Rights from Domestic Violence
    The Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act makes it a felony to possess firearms or ammunition if you have been convicted of certain misdemeanor domestic violence (DV) crimes. Under the Amendment, a “misdemeanor crime of domestic…
  • Nov 5

    Non-Criminal Consequences of Domestic Violence

    Non-Criminal Consequences of Domestic Violence
    Besides direct consequences that can include jail time, fines, and treatment, a domestic violence conviction can trigger many consequences outside of the Washington State court system. These consequences can affect your current employment,…
  • Nov 5

    Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence

    Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence
    In Washington State, a person will be charged with this crime if they commit a crime of domestic violence AND prevent or attempt to prevent the alleged victim or a witness from calling 911, making a police report, or receiving medical…
Rank this Week: 2045

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Feb 24

    Benton County High School Mock Trial Competition

    Benton County High School Mock Trial Competition
    This weekend Ashley White and I drove down to the Benton County Courthouse in Kennewick, Washington (the Tri Cities) to judge local high school trial teams in their mock trial regional finals. I participated in two mock trials and was able to…
  • Jan 20

    It’s That Time of Year: Watch Out for Deer!

    It’s That Time of Year: Watch Out for Deer!
    During the late fall and throughout winter deer migrate to lower elevations, creating a serious hazard for drivers. However, most drivers are not aware of the heightened danger of deer crossings brought on by the changing weather.…
  • Jan 7

    What Do You Do After Another Driver Injures You In an Automobile Accident?

    What Do You Do After Another Driver Injures You In an Automobile Accident?
    The time right after a car accident is stressful and can even be downright traumatic in some situations. The goal of this article is to help guide you through this confusing and time-consuming process by giving you a non-exhaustive checklist…
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Washington Estate Planning Blog

Washington Estate Planning Blog

Covers wills, trusts and estate planning. By Insight Law.

http://insightlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1610

Real Divorce Mediation

Real Divorce Mediation

By Debra Synovec.

http://www.wholemediation.com/rdmblog/
  • May 15

    Curiosity Is Everything

    Curiosity Is Everything
    John Medina points out in Brain Rules that curiosity is everything. Curious mind.  Cpen mind.  Responsive mind.  All three advance your divorce settlement conversations.
  • May 2

    How Many Mediators Does It Take?

    How Many Mediators Does It Take?
    The 17th Annual Dispute Resolution Conference, an outstanding event sponsored by the Washington Law School Foundation ,the
  • Apr 25

    Mediation Is Better Process for Divorce

    Mediation Is Better Process for Divorce
    Last Thursday I had the opportunity to hear Gloria Steinem, author and activist, famous for the Women’s Liberation Movement, speak at a fundraising luncheon for the YWCA.  She spoke in part about how empowerment starts with the least…
Rank this Week: 2002

Federalist Society - University of…

Federalist Society - University of Washington Chapter

Covers limited government, freedom, federalism and judicial restraint.

http://uwfedsoc.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 25

    Somebody bless us, or something

    Somebody bless us, or something
    This is an encouraging sign. The freedom to worship whatever God we find most pleasing is perhaps the most fundamental freedom; it signifies freedom of thought. The fact that Iraqis are now free to worship Jesus if the mood strikes them…
  • Dec 15

    Fifth Amendment Victory

    Fifth Amendment Victory
    Saw an interesting post over on The Volokh Conspiracy about a first dip into a murky 5th Amendment issue - can the gov't compel a suspect to enter a computer password? A man was detained at the Vermont-Canada border on suspicion of…
  • Nov 22

    Holiday (Second Amendment) Reading

    Holiday (Second Amendment) Reading
    The Supreme Court's grant of cert. in DC v. Heller reminded me of an entertaining article on the Supreme Court's last Second Amendment ruling in 1939. I recommend Brian Frye, The Peculiar Story of United States vs. Miller, NYU Journal of Law…
Rank this Week: 1673

Perey Law Group Blog

Perey Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal topics.

http://www.pereylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Welder Falls to His Death at Seattle Construction Site

    Welder Falls to His Death at Seattle Construction Site
    The Washington Department of Labor had already been out to the Belltown construction site twice by the time Aaron Adair showed up on the job in early January. It was his first day of work at 101 Taylor Ave. Sadly, … Continue reading…
  • Apr 1

    Deadly Washington State Mudslide Leaves Families with Anguish and Unanswered Question

    Deadly Washington State Mudslide Leaves Families with Anguish and Unanswered Question
    Search and rescue crews continue to work near the towns of Oso and Darrington a week after a mudslide left at least 24 people dead and numerous others missing. The death toll has continued to rise as workers sift through … Continue…
  • Mar 18

    Seattle Attorney and Pilot Comments on Chopper Crash

    Seattle Attorney and Pilot Comments on Chopper Crash
    It is a sad day in Seattle. At about 7:40 a.m. local time, a news helicopter crashed near the iconic Space Needle, killing two on board and critically injuring at least one man on the ground. Eyewitnesses said the chopper crashed…
Rank this Week: 3391

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Apr 17

    Connecticut Employers Shut Down For Not Paying Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    Connecticut Employers Shut Down For Not Paying Workers’ Compensation Insurance
    Today’s post comes from guest author Paul J. McAndrew, Jr., from Paul McAndrew Law Firm. In these tough economic times, many companies aren’t paying basic requirements for their employees like Social Security, income taxes,…
  • Apr 14

    Boeing Scores Huge in the Lobbying Game – Will They Lose in the Long Run?

    Boeing Scores Huge in the Lobbying Game – Will They Lose in the Long Run?
    How would you like to spend one dollar for something you really wanted for your family, and get back $7250.00 in tax credits and subsidies to run your household?  Almost like going to Vegas and putting a buck in the slot…
  • Apr 10

    How Attorney Fees Work in Washington Workers’ Compensation Case

    How Attorney Fees Work in Washington Workers’ Compensation Case
    Frequently, Causey Law Firm gets calls from individuals whose cases have been appealed from the Department of Labor & Industries to the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals. Most often those individuals have already spoken with one or…
Rank this Week: 3402