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Seattle & Tacoma Family Law Blog

Seattle & Tacoma Family Law Blog

Explores family law issues in Washington State and throughout the United States. By Clement Law Center.

http://seattlefamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Domestic Violence - A Modern Plague

    Domestic Violence - A Modern Plague
    The Federal Way News ran two articles about murder and mania in our fair city, both cases showing graphically how difficult it is to control domestic violence, even of the most brutal and open kind. In this blog post, we'll look at these two…
  • Mar 22

    Domestic Violence

    Domestic Violence
    What would you do if a friend of yours started confiding in you about terrible living conditions at home? She starts out by telling you that she feels horribly misused. Her husband treats her like a servant, and controls all of the family…
  • Mar 16

    The Ten Commandments of Child Support

    The Ten Commandments of Child Support
    You're a responsible, loving, divorced parent. Your children are in the primary custody of your ex spouse. You work hard and pay your child support. One day you open your mail and you get an unexpected love letter from the State Division of…
Rank this Week: 3673

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    How Do Payday Loans Work?

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

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

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

    Should I disclose All Assets In My Bankruptcy?

    Should I disclose All Assets In My Bankruptcy?
    Being quoted in the Wall Street Journal Bankruptcy Beat is a first for me, however I wish it was under better circumstances for my former client. The issue that has arisen in that case can be easily avoided if a…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 4273

Seattle Business Attorney

Seattle Business Attorney

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

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

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

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

    Raising Capital in Washington State: Rule 506

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

    How Can A Simple Noncompete Agreement Benefit Your Business?

    How Can A Simple Noncompete Agreement Benefit Your Business?
    Thanks to Gavin Johnson of inVigor Law Group who wrote the following article on the iVLG blog. Two of the most valuable assets of your business are the goodwill and the intellectual property that you’ve…
Rank this Week: 3349

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Man injured in road rage incident

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

    Preventing accidental hot car death

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

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

    Traffic nightmare coming our way: prepare for Westbound I-90 lane closure
    Traffic is going to be horrendous between Bellevue and Seattle from July 18th to July 25th due to Interstate 90 lane closures between Bellevue and Mercer Island. Adjust your travel schedule or you could be facing huge backups. According to…
Rank this Week: 522

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

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

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

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

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

    California City Drops Nuisance Lawsuit Against Makers of Sriracha Hot Sauce

    California City Drops Nuisance Lawsuit Against Makers of Sriracha Hot Sauce
    Sriracha hot sauce is great.  However, I would not want to live near a factory that makes it. The recent news that a California city is discontinuing its nuisance lawsuit against the makers of Sriracha hot sauce was surprising after…
Rank this Week: 1479

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

    Barnes & Noble Browsewrap Terms of Use Get Torched

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

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie

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

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

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now
    This case involves the enforceability of a settlement agreement in a copyright infringement lawsuit.  David John registered a copyright for a Viking hat, aka a Helga hat.  MainGate, Inc. sold Minnesota Vikings wear, including…
Rank this Week: 1483

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Aug 4

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)

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

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall

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

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right
    Update: On March 19th The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of current Domestic Violence offender gun ban to keep misdemeanor assaults as a preclusion to possess a firearm. The issue at hand was not whether dangerous violent…
Rank this Week: 4822

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Evolution of Search and Seizure Law Re: Blood Draws in the DUI Context (Part 1)

    Evolution of Search and Seizure Law Re: Blood Draws in the DUI Context (Part 1)
    By:Brent Thompson Any warrantless search or seizure is presumed unlawful aside from a few jealously guarded exceptions. Traditional exceptions include but are not limited to (1) consent; (2) incident to arrest; (3) hot pursuit; and (4)…
  • Aug 25

    Fergusson, MO and Me

    Fergusson, MO and Me
    Mimi always says I manage to turn everything into stories about me, but this is hard not to. This is where I grew up. Well, not exactly. But my parents and older sisters lived in Fergusson right before I was born. I grew up hearing this…
  • Aug 4

    Why I am Against the Death Penalty

    Why I am Against the Death Penalty
    China, Iran, North Korea, and The U.S.A. What do we all have in common? How could we possibly have anything in common with those despotic dictatorial terroristic States? You guessed it. We all kill people who commit crimes. Great…
Rank this Week: 4238

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/
  • Jun 17

    Funding shortage causes WA low income drivers to lose IID

    Funding shortage causes WA low income drivers to lose IID
    If you get convicted of a DUI in Washington State you will be required to have an ignition interlock device on any vehicle you drive.  The time frame varies depending on the number of prior times a driver has been required to have an IID. …
  • Jun 11

    Star Wars type alcohol DUI laser device coming to a City near you...Maybe

    Star Wars type alcohol DUI laser device coming to a City near you...Maybe
    A new fangled Star Wars type laser device used to detect alcohol vapor has been created by Scientists in Poland.  This is some pretty crazy yet fascinating technology that has been developed.  Essentially its a laser device that can detect…
  • Jun 4

    When is an IID required in a Washington State DUI case

    When is an IID required in a Washington State DUI case
    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Washington State.  Then chances are at some point during this unfortunate situation you may face the possibility of having to get an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle.  Seattle…
Rank this Week: 4085

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

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

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 31

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu
    Congratulations to client Perfume Genius on the release of his subversive music video for the single “Queen,” from his upcoming LP “Too Bright.”  The song reached #6 on the Billboard emerging artists chart, and…
  • Jun 19

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain
    The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle, owners of the rights to the original Sherlock Holmes novels, threatened to sue author Leslie Klinger if he didn’t obtain a license to publish “In the Company of Sherlock,” an anthology…
  • Feb 26

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla
    This evening, I’ll be joining my Seattle entertainment industry friends to celebrate James Keblas for his nine years of service as the director of the City of Seattle Office of Film and Music. A self-described "punk rocker in a suit,"…
Rank this Week: 4325

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Published By the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser

http://www.seattleimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 30

    Administrative Immigration Reform Delayed by President Obama

    Administrative Immigration Reform Delayed by President Obama
    On March 13, 2014, President Obama called for a review of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) enforcement practices. However, this week he announced that he would delay this effort until summer's end if Congress does not pass…
  • Apr 30

    USCIS Solicits EB-5 Program Feedback

    USCIS Solicits EB-5 Program Feedback
    US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is soliciting public feedback about the EB-5 immigrant investor program until May 8, 2014. USCIS established an "Idea Community" several months ago to broaden its outreach to stakeholders on a…
  • Apr 10

    USCIS Receives 172,500 H-1B Petition

    USCIS Receives 172,500 H-1B Petition
    The H-1B cap situation is even worse than last year, which means employers are continuing to hire. USCIS announced today that it received 172,500 H-1B petitions for 85,000 available visas, compared to 124,000 last year. These were received at…
Rank this Week: 4283

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: 1720

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: 3083

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: 2581

Seattle Sports, Entertainment &…

Seattle Sports, Entertainment & Trademark Lawyer Blog

By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://seattle-trademark-lawyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 20

    Trademark licensees in Bankruptcy

    Trademark licensees in Bankruptcy
    A trademark license is an agreement through which one organization allows another to draw on its trademark. Ostensibly, till last year, no court had been asked to decide if a trademark licensee in bankruptcy can presume, or presume and…
Rank this Week: 4853

Seattle Tacoma Injury Attorney…

Seattle Tacoma Injury Attorney Blog

Covers injury law. By Newton & Hall, Attorneys At Law, PLLC.

http://www.seattletacomainjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Can I Be Held Responsible For Damages Caused By Others Driving My Car?

    Can I Be Held Responsible For Damages Caused By Others Driving My Car?
    Automobile insurance generally follows the car rather than the driver. This means that the owner of a vehicle could potentially be held liable for damages caused by anyone else who drives it. However, coverage differs from policy to policy,…
  • Jul 14

    Can I Be Held Responsible For Damages Caused By My Child?

    Can I Be Held Responsible For Damages Caused By My Child?
    In many households, a single vehicle is shared by multiple family members. Often, this includes teenage children. As a large percentage of motor vehicle accidents are caused by young drivers, parents wonder whether they would be held liable…
  • Jul 8

    Should I Call The Cops?

    Should I Call The Cops?
    Yes! Absolutely, no doubt about it, every time. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, call the cops. They may be too busy to come out to the scene, or they may not think the accident merits police involvement, but that…
Rank this Week: 3213

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: 279

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

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

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

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

    Arkansas Salsarita’s Restaurant Linked to Shigella Outbreak

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

    Indiana and Michigan Report Increase in Shigella

    Indiana and Michigan Report Increase in Shigella
    With over 200 cases of shigellosis reported in the state and many parents in Indiana are keeping children out of the water where it’s believed many are contracting the illness.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 871

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: 4312

Sustainability & Climate Change…

Sustainability & Climate Change Reporter

Covers climate change, cap and trade, green building, renewable energy and smart grid. By Lane Powell PC.

http://www.sustainabilityclimatechangereporter.com
  • Nov 14

    California Cap and Trade to Launch End of the World, Brave New World or Carbon Tax?

    California Cap and Trade to Launch End of the World, Brave New World or Carbon Tax?
    Six years after then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the California Global Warming Solutions Act, also known as AB 32, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) holds its first auction of emissions allowances on November 14.
  • Oct 10

    Green Roads Are Not an Oxymoron

    Green Roads Are Not an Oxymoron
    At first glance, the phrase “green road” might seem like a contradiction in terms. After all, what else is a road but a conveyance for greenhouse gas emitting vehicles?
  • Oct 1

    FTC Updates Green Guide

    FTC Updates Green Guide
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released its years-in-the-making update of the Green Guides, which are intended to ensure that environmental claims about products are accurate and not deceptive.
Rank this Week: 4488

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense issues in sex crimes cases. By Law Office of Timothy L. Healy.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    U.S. v. Watkins - Pre-Questioning Promises of a Police Officer

    U.S. v. Watkins - Pre-Questioning Promises of a Police Officer
    If ever there existed a glaring example of why defendants should never trust the promises of a police officer or federal agent prior to giving a statement, it's the recent case of U.S. v. Watkins, which was heard recently by the U.S. Court of…
  • Aug 18

    Washington v. Gonzalez - Guilty Adjudication Affirmed in Juvenile Sex Crime Case

    Washington v. Gonzalez - Guilty Adjudication Affirmed in Juvenile Sex Crime Case
    Although juveniles in Washington's criminal justice system are afforded certain protections not necessarily granted to adults, they should seek experienced legal representation when facing serious criminal allegations. Although the…
  • Aug 11

    Washington v. Halls - Domestic Violence Offender Challenges Conviction

    Washington v. Halls - Domestic Violence Offender Challenges Conviction
    There is almost never a circumstance in which an offender facing serious felony charges should opt to represent himself. This is true regardless of education and background. Even attorneys charged with crimes will usually opt for outside…
Rank this Week: 2900

Tacoma DUI Lawyer Blog

Tacoma DUI Lawyer Blog

Provides DUI information for Washington state. By Cristine Beckwith.

http://www.tacomaduilawyerblog.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Drug DUI in Washington State

    Drug DUI in Washington State
    Under Washington law, you can be found guilty of a drug DUI if your impairment is caused by the use of any individual drug, or through the combined influence of alcohol and drugs. Drugs include legal prescription drugs and Marijuana, as well…
  • Aug 21

    Military DUI Consequence

    Military DUI Consequence
    If you are a member of the military and get arrested for DUI (either on base or off base), you could face military consequences in addition to the typical civilian consequences of jail time, fines and alcohol treatment. An experienced Federal…
  • Jul 22

    DUI with Out of State Driver’s License

    DUI with Out of State Driver’s License
    Do states share driver’s license information? Licensing agencies in most states participate in an interstate agreement where information such as a license suspension or DUI conviction will be reported. Under the agreement, violations…
Rank this Week: 4115

The Amateur Law Professor

The Amateur Law Professor

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

http://theamateurlawprofessor.com
  • Jun 3

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

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

    Consumer Confusion Over Three Beers Sold?

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

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

    WA Supreme Court strikes down supermajority for tax increases, leaves referendum in place
    In an opinion including gobsmacking on all sides with debates on justiciability and the history and purpose of the Constitution, the Washington Supreme Court struck down the controversial 2/3 supermajority requirement for tax increases (and…
Rank this Week: 581

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Aug 28

    Part 1 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State

    Part 1 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State
    In some states, contract brewing or “gypsy brewing” is a popular way to get started. For those unfamiliar with the term, contract brewing typically refers to an arrangement where one brewery uses another brewery’s equipment…
  • Aug 21

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?

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

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market
    Our new breweries often seek legal and business advice about ways to get brand exposure, while building a connection with their community. And, one question that comes up is whether it’s a good idea to sell or sample beer at a farmers…
Rank this Week: 1469

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: 1588

The Seattle Injury Attorney

The Seattle Injury Attorney

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

http://www.theseattleinjuryattorney.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 17

    Personal Injury Case Against McDonald’s Survives Appeal

    Personal Injury Case Against McDonald’s Survives Appeal
    A woman filed a personal injury lawsuit against McDonald’s. McDonald’s served interrogatories (written questions). The woman’s attorney did not hear from her for a very long time, but told McDonald’s attorneys that he…
  • Apr 4

    Will the Real Big Lots Please Stand Up?

    Will the Real Big Lots Please Stand Up?
    A woman was shopping with her two-year-old child in a Big Lots store in Washington. A Big Lots employee was stacking heavy boxes across the aisle. The employee knocked over some of the heavy boxes, which struck the child on the head. The…
Rank this Week: 4192

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

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

    Trial diary excerpt: The case of the chunk

    Trial diary excerpt: The case of the chunk
    This trial diary excerpt is from 2011 King County Superior Court. Trial day 1 Am not smiling as leave the courtroom.  Judge Hill has just chewed me out.  All my energy is turning inward.  Breathe in.  Breath out. …
  • Aug 21

    Endless love

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

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

    More is not always better: minimizing the histrionic overuse of adjective
    Her right leg was catastrophically smashed, causing excruciating and unrelenting pain.  The limb felt like it was being stabbed a million times by a  sharp knife.  The sharp burning pain became absolutely unbearable to the…
Rank this Week: 4636

The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

Covers the wine business, focusing on law-related issues, marketing trends and how the law interplays with that, and occasional posts about wine enjoyment. By Kevin Guidry.

http://thewinebarblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking
    The question often comes up, even for lawyers who are well-versed in trademark law, what is the difference between labeling laws that govern alcohol labeling and trademark laws that have a direct impact on the content of alcohol labels. The…
  • Jul 19

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry
    Diageo is currently fighting a lawsuit regarding a Missouri distributor named Major Brands; the lawsuit involves, in part, various states’ franchise law.  Franchise law is, indeed, a complex area of law that can sneak up on…
  • Jun 28

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin
    In April, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to hold off on rolling out two new top level domains, namely .wine and .vin. This move came based on concerns voiced by European Union members states, who…
Rank this Week: 3632

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

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

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

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

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9
    The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission presents a half-day program, Perceptions of Justice, reviewing a report on Washingtonians' perceptions of how they are treated by the police and the courts.June 9, 2014, 8:45 a.m.-noonOB2…
Rank this Week: 530

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: 3484

Washington DC Criminal Defense…

Washington DC Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC.

http://www.dc-criminal-defense.com/
Rank this Week: 2408

Washington Estate Planning Blog

Washington Estate Planning Blog

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

http://insightlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2791

Washington Gun Rights Lawyer Blog

Washington Gun Rights Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.washingtongunrightslawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Firearms seized by Washington law-enforcement officers may be difficult to recover

    Firearms seized by Washington law-enforcement officers may be difficult to recover
    Woe betide the law-abiding firearms owner unlucky enough to have his firearms seized by a law-enforcement agency in Washington.  Time and again, law-enforcement agencies delay or refuse the return of such property, even when there is no…
  • Jun 3

    Court order to seal Washington juvenile criminal records confers many benefit

    Court order to seal Washington juvenile criminal records confers many benefit
    I often receive calls from people who are surprised to learn that their Washington juvenile criminal records have not been automatically sealed or wiped out.   This unwelcome news usually pops up when a person is trying to buy a gun and…
  • May 17

    Did Washington residents hear about the steep decline in gun homicides?

    Did Washington residents hear about the steep decline in gun homicides?
    You might have expected bigger play for a news story reporting that gun homicides in the United States fell a whopping 39 percent between 1993 and 2011.  That is one of the findings from a study released this month by the Bureau of…
Rank this Week: 2916

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Worker at Bellevue College construction cites falls to death

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

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

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

    Pedestrian accidents and the elderly

    Pedestrian accidents and the elderly
    Every year, more than 4,000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Older adults -- those 65 and older -- account for 19% of all pedestrian accident fatalities and another 52,000 older Americans are treated…
Rank this Week: 385

Washington Injury Law Blog

Washington Injury Law Blog

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

http://wainjurylawblog.com
  • Jul 15

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

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

    Results from 1st Weekend of WSP DUI A-Team

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

    WA Police form “A-Team” of DUI Enforcement

    WA Police form “A-Team” of DUI Enforcement
    As the 4th of July holiday starts the Washington State Patrol has formed a crack “A-Team” of DUI enforcement troopers to track down more drunk drivers. The new task force will cover three Washington counties: King, Snohomish and Pierce…
Rank this Week: 4814

Washington Labor, Employment &…

Washington Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Blog

Covers events in labor, employment, and employee benefits law in Seattle, Washington. By Donald W. Heyrich.

http://www.waemploymentlawblog.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Eighth Circuit Enforces “But For” Burden of Proof in ADEA Case

    Eighth Circuit Enforces “But For” Burden of Proof in ADEA Case
     
  • May 22

    FMLA Protection for Part-timers?

    FMLA Protection for Part-timers?
    This week the Indiana Supreme Court held that an employee f illing multiple positions with the same employer is eligible for leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act if that employee’s total service is sufficient to qualify -…
  • Mar 31

    Jurors’ Use of the Web Causing Problems at Trial

    Jurors’ Use of the Web Causing Problems at Trial
    A major rise in the use of handheld devices such as the Blackberry and iPhone is becoming a problem in courtrooms across the country.  A mistrial was recently declared in a major criminal drug trial in federal district court in Florida,…
Rank this Week: 4364

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 31

    Landlord Duties Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

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

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted

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

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated
    Seattle residential landlords should take note. All residential landlords in Seattle are required to give a tenant at the beginning of a tenancy a landlord-tenant information packet published by the city. The Seattle information packet…
Rank this Week: 2175

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: 4406

Washington Personal Injury Blog

Washington Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury and auto accident cases. By Rob Kornfeld.

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

    BULLYING: IS THIS BECOMING AN EPIDEMIC IN YOUR SCHOOL?

    BULLYING: IS THIS BECOMING AN EPIDEMIC IN YOUR SCHOOL?
    Complaints of bullying in our public and private schools are on the rise. School officials and administrators have failed to treat these reports seriously. State of Washington laws and school policies against bullying are seldomly…
  • May 7

    PULMONARY ARTERY IS STAPLED & SURGEON FAILS TO DIAGNOSE CANCER- $985,000 Recovery

    PULMONARY ARTERY IS STAPLED & SURGEON FAILS TO DIAGNOSE CANCER- $985,000 Recovery
    A 67 year old woman was scheduled for a left lung resection to remove a lesion near the surface. The treating surgeon failed to diagnose and treat a larger right lung lesion before addressing this smaller and less invasive left lung lesion.
  • May 7

    Stroke Case Settles after Mediation for $1,500,000

    Stroke Case Settles after Mediation for $1,500,000
    A 61 year old woman suffered a middle cerebral artery occlusion and stroked after leaving an Urgent Care Clinic the following day. An emergency doctor told her to follow up with her primary care doctor in three days. He told her that all she…
Rank this Week: 4306

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 31

    Seattle CPI Still Appears to Retain Edge over All-Cities CPI Index

    Seattle CPI Still Appears to Retain Edge over All-Cities CPI Index
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In our last blog we reported that the Seattle CPI-W index had dipped slightly to fall closer in line with the national (All-Cities) index.  The June Seattle Index was reported at 2.2 while the All-Cities…
  • Jul 29

    Influential June CPI Number Released this Last Week Shows Seattle Number Moderates to an Inflation Rate Closer to National Rate

    Influential June CPI Number Released this Last Week Shows Seattle Number Moderates to an Inflation Rate Closer to National Rate
    by Jim Cline and Kate Kremer The one CPI Report that most heavily influences the course of negotiations is the June CPI Report and it was just released this last week. The Report shows the All-Cities inflation rate (using the “W”…
  • Jul 18

    Fed Research Paper Suggests Possible Rise in Inflation

    Fed Research Paper Suggests Possible Rise in Inflation
    By Jim Cline A just released paper from the Federal Reserve Bank points to a possible upward drift in the inflation rate. As we last reported, the Seattle bimonthly numbers had reached 2.6% and the national numbers were reported at 2.0%. We…
Rank this Week: 3448

Washington State Appellate…

Washington State Appellate Practice Blog

Covers local and national appellate law practice. By Jason W. Anderson.

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

    Should You Appeal?

    Should You Appeal?
    Parties are motivated to appeal for various reasons, often a combination of personal and financial considerations depending on the nature of the dispute. The decision whether to appeal should also take into account the likelihood of success…
  • Sep 25

    An Example of How Exaggeration and Hyperbole Can Be Counterproductive

    An Example of How Exaggeration and Hyperbole Can Be Counterproductive
    A good appellate advocate knows that understatement is generally more effective than exaggeration or hyperbole.  This proved true in a recent appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  In this case,…
  • Nov 28

    Should You Appeal?

    Should You Appeal?
    Litigants are motivated to appeal for various reasons.  These may include financial considerations, a belief that the judge was biased or that trial counsel mishandled the case, a belief that justice has not been done, or simply a desire…
Rank this Week: 4310

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

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

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

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

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

    What's a Jail Status Check Hearing?

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

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

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?
    In Washington State, you have twenty (20) days from the date of your arrest to request a Department of Licensing (DOL) DUI Hearing appealing your upcoming suspension or revocation. You can do so online Request online DUI Hearing or by...
Rank this Week: 4097

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: 1660

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: 4507

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Aug 28

    Disability Rights are Civil Right

    Disability Rights are Civil Right
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from social.dol.gov Civil Rights Act President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Earlier this month, we as a nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the signing of the…
  • Aug 25

    Job Corps is My Calling

    Job Corps is My Calling
    Today’s post was shared by US Dept. of Labor and comes from social.dol.gov Editor’s note: As we continue to post Job Corps stories in honor of its 50th anniversary, we want to hear from you. Submit your story through our Web form…
  • Aug 21

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report
    The International Nutrition building. Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources…
Rank this Week: 4550