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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: 4899

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    The One Page of Paper that Can Make Your Meeting with a Family Law Attorney More Valuable

    The One Page of Paper that Can Make Your Meeting with a Family Law Attorney More Valuable
    Everyone can relate to the experience of walking into the grocery store without a shopping list and leaving the store without what you went in for, having spent lots of money on things you didn’t need.  Notes aren’t only…
  • Apr 20

    Washington Court Discusses Parental Immunity and Proportionate Liability in Personal Injury Appeal

    Washington Court Discusses Parental Immunity and Proportionate Liability in Personal Injury Appeal
    In a recent personal injury case, the Court of Appeals of Washington decided issues involving parental immunity and allocation of fault in a negligence claim. In Smelser v. Paul (Wash. Ct. App. Apr. 4, 2016), the defendant was visiting a…
  • Apr 12

    5 Common Child Support Myths in Washington State

    5 Common Child Support Myths in Washington State
    Myth 1: You don’t have to pay child support if you have a 50/50 parenting plan. Fact:  While it is true that in some cases with 50/50 parenting plans there will be no transfer payment of child support from one parent to the other,…
Rank this Week: 2252

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/
  • Apr 9

    13 Facts You Need To Know about How Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Help You Be Debt Free!

    13 Facts You Need To Know about How Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Help You Be Debt Free!
    When most people first learn of chapter 13 bankruptcy they have a lot of questions about what the process is like, what to expect and whether it is right for them.  Here are 13 facts you need to know about…Read more ›
  • Mar 5

    Do I Have To Pass The Means Test To File For Bankruptcy?

    Do I Have To Pass The Means Test To File For Bankruptcy?
    If you have been researching filing for bankruptcy and whether it is right for you, you probably are wondering what the heck is the means test and do I need to pass it?  The answer will depend on your individual…Read more ›
  • Feb 8

    Who Is Patenaude & Felix and Why Are they Suing Me?

    Who Is Patenaude & Felix and Why Are they Suing Me?
    Patenaude & Felix is a debt collection law firm based in San Diego, California. The law firm has attorneys licensed in many states, including Washington state, which allows them to file debt collection lawsuits on…
Rank this Week: 4631

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3629

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Bicycle helmet testing: not all helmets pass muster

    Bicycle helmet testing: not all helmets pass muster
    Wearing a bicycle helmet is a must for all bicyclists, both young and old. Bicycle helmets save lives and prevent traumatic brain injuries. An Institute of Medicine review of bicycle accident concussions found that wearing a helmet reduced…
  • Apr 27

    Following too closely, a common cause of Washington car accident

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

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

    Man loses legs in car accident after Deputy Sheriff runs stop sign
    The Washington State Patrol, in a media release, said they are investigating a four-car accident in which a pedestrian -- a 59-year-old Arlington man -- was seriously injured, requiring the amputation of both of his legs. The accident…
Rank this Week: 1240

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/
  • Apr 8

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in a published opinion last month that a road maintenance agreement did not create a homeowners' association.  It also ruled that a majority of lot owners did not have the authority to amend that…
  • Mar 9

    Antiharassment Order Reversed Due to Easement Claim

    Antiharassment Order Reversed Due to Easement Claim
    Mr. Geiger and Mr. and Ms. Buchheit own adjoining parcels of property on the north side of Lake Stevens.  Mr. Geiger owns and lives on lot 1, the upland parcel.  Mr. and Ms. Buchheit own lot 2, which is located on the waterfront…
  • Jan 27

    Hello from the Law Office

    Hello from the Law Office
    I work hard every day to provide my community association clients with quality legal services.  However, I can't help clients that don't seek my help.  Some association boards seem reluctant to incur legal expenses of any kind…
Rank this Week: 4010

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Apr 29

    Independent Contractor Content Providers Ruled DMCA Safe Harbor User

    Independent Contractor Content Providers Ruled DMCA Safe Harbor User
    BWP Media owns the rights to a number of celebrity photographs.  BWP sued Clarity Digital Group (n/k/a/ AXS) for copyright infringement when 75 of BWP’s photos appeared without BWP’s permission on Examiner.com, a website…
  • Apr 22

    Contract Defenses Argument Can't Bypass Expired Statutes of Limitation

    Contract Defenses Argument Can't Bypass Expired Statutes of Limitation
    Drug manufacturer Amylin Pharmaceuticals hired Consumer Health to develop materials to help Amylin more successfully market its diabetes drug, Byetta.  Although Consumer Health began its work in December 2005, the parties signed a…
  • Apr 15

    Copyright Preregistration Another Piece of the Registration Puzzle

    Copyright Preregistration Another Piece of the Registration Puzzle
    I recently attended a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar in which the presenter asserted that copyright owners who register their works within one month after the infringement occurs can still get attorney’s fees and statutory…
Rank this Week: 3183

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
  • Apr 7

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)
    The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) released new guidance this morning related to the testing of certified laboratories working in the I-502 Recreational Cannabis industry. This guidance came in the form of…
  • Mar 8

    Seattle v Pearson (Exigent Circumstances)

    Seattle v Pearson (Exigent Circumstances)
    Seattle v. Pearson: The Court reversed Ms. Pearson’s conviction for one count of driving under the influence of marijuana and remanded for a new trial. The Court found that the trial court erred when it admitted the results of a…
  • Feb 21

    Case Law Update (Div I on Informed Consent)

    Case Law Update (Div I on Informed Consent)
    State v. Robison: In a case in which a defendant who smelled of both marijuana and alcohol was given implied consent warnings that omitted any penalty with regard to THC concentration, the Court found that the applicable statute required the…
Rank this Week: 832

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    What is Assault, Anyway?

    What is Assault, Anyway?
    I want to begin by thanking Donald Trump’s campaign manager. Just when I was wondering what new legal issues were floating around that were relevant to criminal law, there it was. Assault! Campaign Aides Gone Wild! Or not… Which…
  • Mar 15

    Get Up, Stand up: VOTE!

    Get Up, Stand up: VOTE!
      image by Theresa Thompson, edited for size Finally. I found a way to be able to talk about this crazy election. I’ve been dying to, but I haven’t been able to. You see, the problem is that I try to stay neutral here, and…
  • Mar 11

    5 Things TV Gets Wrong About Criminal Defense Attorney

    5 Things TV Gets Wrong About Criminal Defense Attorney
    I try. I really do. I really try to watch legal shows without shouting at the TV. It’s like watching the Presidential Debates without doing that – impossible. That’s because these shows get so very many important things…
Rank this Week: 4629

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/
  • Apr 18

    DUI arrest in Seattle and you're a Pharmacist....what happens next?

    DUI arrest in Seattle and you're a Pharmacist....what happens next?
    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Seattle or anywhere in Washington State and you're a Pharmacist then you could face the possibility of some serious job repercussions depending on the final outcome of your case.  It is best to contact…
  • Jan 23

    WA State legislator proposes bill that would make fourth offense DUI a felony

    WA State legislator proposes bill that would make fourth offense DUI a felony
    Now that the 2015 Washington State legislative session is under way.  The annual what can we do to make DUI laws tougher here in Washington State has begin.  The latest example is a proposed bill that would make a fourth offense DUI a…
  • Dec 28

    How often can you expect to have Court on a DUI case?

    How often can you expect to have Court on a DUI case?
    One of the most common questions I get asked as a Seattle DUI Attorney is how many times will I have to go to Court for my DUI case.  The answer is pretty simply.... It depends.   Here are the factors that will determine how often a…
Rank this Week: 1646

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: 3748

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Seattle Immigration Lawyer Blog

Published By the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser

http://www.seattleimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    President Obama Expands Deferred Action and Provisional Waiver

    President Obama Expands Deferred Action and Provisional Waiver
    President Obama announced tonight in very broad terms that he would expand "deferred action" to millions of undocumented immigrants beyond the DACA program of 2012 (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The new program, to begin in 2015,…
  • Nov 20

    President Obama to Announce Executive Action Tonight

    President Obama to Announce Executive Action Tonight
    President Obama is scheduled to announce his plan for Executive Action on immigration tonight at 5pm PST. Most of the networks will NOT be carrying his speech. However, CNN, MSNBC, Telemundo and Univision among others will, although this…
  • Oct 27

    Executive Action - Our Recommended Fixe

    Executive Action - Our Recommended Fixe
    I previously posted two articles about the American immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) letter to President Obama recommending administrative or Executive Action to fix the nation's immigration laws due to inaction by Congress. Here, I…
Rank this Week: 4714

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: 588

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Tug Specialist Sinking on Hudson River

    Tug Specialist Sinking on Hudson River
    On March 12, 2016, a tugboat crashed into a barge on the Hudson River near New York City, leaving two dead and one missing.  The tugboat, name Specialist, was 84 feet long and sank near the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The tugboat sank within…
  • Mar 14

    When Should a Seaman Receive Maintenance and Cure?

    When Should a Seaman Receive Maintenance and Cure?
     Maintenance and cure has been recognized in the United States courts dating back to 1823 when it was determined by the court that seamen by nature of their profession are particularly prone to injury and illness and are often…
  • Mar 10

    Women’s Participation in Alaskan Commercial Fishing is on the Rise

    Women’s Participation in Alaskan Commercial Fishing is on the Rise
    The Alaskan fishing industry is made up of more than 78,000 jobs and is responsible for more than $5.8 billion in revenue each year. However, even after decades of progress for women in other fields, the Alaskan fishing industry remains…
Rank this Week: 2734

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/
Rank this Week: 719

Seattle Sports, Entertainment &…

Seattle Sports, Entertainment & Trademark Lawyer Blog

By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://seattle-trademark-lawyer.com/
  • Oct 13

    The Evolution Of Sports Law

    The Evolution Of Sports Law
    I am excited to announce that my article, The Evolution of Sports Law has been published in the latest October 2015 Article of the NWLawyer Magazine.  You can check out the article HERE.  I will also post the full article below for…
  • Jun 12

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?

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

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

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?
    Receiving a subpoena letter related to a copyright infringement case from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Comcast or Century link or receiving a demand letter offering to settle your case prior to litigation can be a shock to the…
Rank this Week: 1017

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: 389

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

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

    Iowa Shigella Outbreak

    Iowa Shigella Outbreak
    The Dubuque County Health Department, the Dubuque County Board of Health, and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating an outbreak of Shigellosis cases. Shigellosis is a disease... Continue Reading
  • Mar 27

    152 with Shigella in Illinoi

    152 with Shigella in Illinoi
    The Winnebago County Health Department is reporting additional cases of Shigellosis in our community, bringing the new total to 152, since October 2015. The majority of these cases are isolated... Continue Reading
  • Oct 27

    Mariscos San Juan #3 Restaurant Shigella Outbreak Update

    Mariscos San Juan #3 Restaurant Shigella Outbreak Update
    As of Monday, October 26, 2015, the number of outbreak-associated cases of Shigella reported to Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) now stands at 188; 150 of these cases... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1232

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: 937

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: 3964

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
  • May 4

    Stalking Charges are Scary in Washington But NOT Hopele

    Stalking Charges are Scary in Washington But NOT Hopele
    You have been accused of stalking. You are probably quite understandably upset, worried and maybe even angry. In most of these cases the two parties know each other. You may have been completely unaware that the other person was upset by your…
  • May 2

    Why Do Some Domestic Violence Victims Remain Silent?

    Why Do Some Domestic Violence Victims Remain Silent?
    There are many reasons why people choose to stay in a domestic violence situation.
  • Apr 26

    Domestic Violence – Risk Factors and Protective Measure

    Domestic Violence – Risk Factors and Protective Measure
    One of the worst tragedies in our society today is that of domestic violence. One of the most surprising statistics that you can find if you look is that every 37.8 seconds there is a man being physically abused. This is surprising because…
Rank this Week: 2325

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
  • May 4

    Issaquah Legal Services’ Attorney Justin P. Walsh Selected as Rising Star for the Fourth Year in a Row

    Issaquah Legal Services’ Attorney Justin P. Walsh Selected as Rising Star for the Fourth Year in a Row
    Justin P. Walsh, principal attorney of Issaquah Legal Services, PLLC, has been selected as a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers. No more than two and a half percent of Washington Attorneys are selected for this honor. This 2015 selection…
  • Apr 16

    WA Supreme Court: No Second Injury Fund Relief for Post-Pension Treatment

    WA Supreme Court: No Second Injury Fund Relief for Post-Pension Treatment
    Boeing v. DLI Here, the worker was exposed to some chemicals through the course of her career. She had a leg injury previously, but the combination of the leg injury and asthma from the exposure made her permanently disabled and she was…
  • Apr 15

    Avoiding Contractor Payment Pitfall

    Avoiding Contractor Payment Pitfall
    (Credit: Nina Matthews, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0) The other day, I was meeting with a client regarding a substantial sum that he had not been paid by one of his clients. Now, ordinarily, this would be an easy process for a contractor.…
Rank this Week: 902

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
  • Apr 8

    Special Events Permits Come to Washington Breweries!

    Special Events Permits Come to Washington Breweries!
    Good news from Olympia! Very soon, Washington Brewers will be able to get Special Events permits to expand the way they can sample and sell their beers. Thanks to House Bill 2605 (signed by the Governor on 3/31/16 and effective 6/9/2016),…
  • Dec 18

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient
    Behold, more exempt beer ingredients (scroll down for the entire list)! TTB has just superseded and replaced the very important TTB 2014-4 ruling, in favor of TTB Ruling 2015-1. This new ruling adds more than fifty ingredients to TTB’s…
  • Dec 8

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?
    If a Washington brewery wants minors on the premises, what does it need to do? The question comes up quite a bit. Can families spend time at a brewery? We’ve seen kids at breweries, but is it legal? Can we get into trouble? As the law…
Rank this Week: 4591

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: 667

The Seattle Injury Attorney

The Seattle Injury Attorney

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

http://www.theseattleinjuryattorney.com/
  • Jun 8

    What Emergency?

    What Emergency?
    A car was in the front of a line of cars travelling in the same lane. The lead car stopped suddenly. The car behind it was able to stop. The third car back abruptly switched lanes and went around the other two without incident. The fourth…
  • Jun 3

    Root Canal Leads to Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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

    Dog Enters Woman’s Home and Severely Injures Her

    Dog Enters Woman’s Home and Severely Injures Her
    Sue lives in Pierce County with her service dog Misty. Sue often left her sliding glass door open so Misty could come and go with a neighbor’s dog, named Romeo. Neighbors Shelly and her house-guest owned a pit bull named Betty, and…
Rank this Week: 4549

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

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

    If at first you don’t succeed… moving to stop improper deposition objection

    If at first you don’t succeed… moving to stop improper deposition objection
    Ms. A (she of the 257 objections ) is defending another deposition.  This time of an electrical expert.  Her stream of objections has not changed course since Mr. T’s deposition. I challenge her on the record.  This…
  • Aug 19

    Is it improper to object 257 times in a deposition.

    Is it improper to object 257 times in a deposition.
    The Tale of Mr. T has one more chapter.  Following part 2 of his deposition, I am on a seminar panel for AAJ in Montreal along with Federal Judge Bennett.   He is talking about his now famous order sanctioning a national…
  • Aug 8

    Nala goes kayaking

    Nala goes kayaking
    Oh goodie.  Oh goodie.  Yay.  Yippee. We are up here at the cabin.  Am looking out the window in the living room.  Watching her carry the little blue kayak down the hill.  She is trying to mimic Sol who balances…
Rank this Week: 3943

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

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

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

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

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

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

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 674

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: 2951

Washington Estate Planning Blog

Washington Estate Planning Blog

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

http://insightlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3560

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: 2120

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

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

    Oregon woman receives dog bite settlement of more than $100K
    The Oregonian reports that Christine Shertzer was awarded a $108K settlement for injuries she received when an Australian shepherd bit her at a party. Shertzer, 43, claimed that the dog's owners were negligent for allowing their dog to roam…
  • Apr 21

    Blue Bell ice cream off the shelves after Listeria outbreak

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

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

    Bonney Lake couple and baby killed when concrete from construction project falls on their truck
    Vanessa and Josh Ellis, of Bonney Lake, and their 8-month old baby son were killed Monday night when a slab of concrete fell from a Highway 410 overpass and struck their motor vehicle crushing it. Construction workers were working to install…
Rank this Week: 301

Washington Injury Law Blog

Washington Injury Law Blog

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

http://wainjurylawblog.com
  • Oct 17

    Fatal crash takes life of Lehigh Acres man

    Fatal crash takes life of Lehigh Acres man
    One dead after multi-vehicle crash in Lehigh Acres. The five vehicle crash occurred at 9:36 p.m. on Lee Boulevard and shut down all lanes for hours. If you want to know more about the Florida auto accident and personal injury laws, speak…
  • Oct 16

    A WINK News Investigation: Use of improper radar gun

    A WINK News Investigation: Use of improper radar gun
    Up to 52,000 speeding tickets written in Lee County since 2004 may have been issued improperly. Why? WINK News Investigative Reporter Dave Culbreth found out it all has to do with a certain type of radar gun the Lee County Sheriff’s…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4437

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: 1751

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 14

    Tenant Sues Landlord Over Security Deposit

    Tenant Sues Landlord Over Security Deposit
    Jessica gave a 20-day notice and then on August 27 vacated the house she had been renting.  Jessica did not turn in her keys until September 3—in part because of the Labor Day holiday—but the landlord had access to the rental…
  • Mar 14

    New Seattle Just Cause Eviction Provision

    New Seattle Just Cause Eviction Provision
    A Seattle residential landlord may evict a tenant only for just cause. Just cause is defined by Seattle ordinance. Landlord intends to occupy the rental unit. If the landlord or member of the landlord’s immediate family wishes to…
  • Feb 12

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal

    Eviction Upheld on Appeal
    A Seattle residential eviction with a complicated procedural history was recently upheld on appeal.[1]  The lease expired and the tenancy continued month-to-month.  After a parking dispute between the tenants and a neighbor, the…
Rank this Week: 2513

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/
  • Oct 30

    Marineros Extranjeros Lesionados En Buques de EE.UU. Tienen Derecho

    Marineros Extranjeros Lesionados En Buques de EE.UU. Tienen Derecho
    Marineros extranjeros lesionados en buques de bandera estadounidense o navío que extensivamente salen de los puertos estadounidenses, a menudo se les aconseja de no tomar acción legal en las cortes estadounidenses, cuando en…
  • Oct 9

    Foreign Seamen Injured On U.S. Vessels Have Legal Rights In United States Court

    Foreign Seamen Injured On U.S. Vessels Have Legal Rights In United States Court
    Foreign seamen injured on U.S. flagged vessels or vessels operating extensively out of U.S. ports are too often dissuaded from pursuing an action in U.S. courts, when in such cases, the particular foreign seaman is often protected under the…
  • Apr 7

    Top 6 Things For Seamen And Maritime Workers To Keep In Mind After Suffering An Injury

    Top 6 Things For Seamen And Maritime Workers To Keep In Mind After Suffering An Injury
    After an accident, your world can quickly turn upside down. With the stress of worrying about your injuries and your ability to work, you may inadvertently do something that can hurt your future legal case. There are actions and inactions…
Rank this Week: 4298

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: 4725

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

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

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the last issue we discussed whether – and to what extent — population influenced a jurisdiction’s relative wage ranking.  In this article we discussed to what extent assessed valuation…
  • Aug 19

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Size Matter?

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Size Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer Earlier in the wage series we discussed State wage rankings for the various public safety classifications.  In the next part of the wage series we run our series of articles on factors that might…
  • Aug 17

    Wage Series Part 9: What’s the Real Difference in How the “U” and “W” CPI Measures are Calculated?

    Wage Series Part 9: What’s the Real Difference in How the “U” and “W” CPI Measures are Calculated?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the last blog article we addressed the recent .5% gap between the “U” and “W” indices. We discussed whether over time there was a significant difference between the CPI-W and the…
Rank this Week: 3690

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: 3381

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 18

    Why does my DUI case keep getting continued or postponed?

    Why does my DUI case keep getting continued or postponed?
    This is a common client question. Typically, I will have 3-6 DUI pre-trial hearings continuances or postponements in every DUI case. You show up at Court and sign a speedy trial waiver (see this blog) and receive a new Court...
  • Aug 18

    How long do I have to have SR-22 Insurance?

    How long do I have to have SR-22 Insurance?
    SR-22 (high risk) Insurance is required for three (3) years on a DUI, Physical Control or Reckless Driving conviction. It is also required for three (3) years on the Administrative suspension. (if your license is suspended or revoked on…
  • Aug 17

    What the difference between "active" probation and compliance?

    What the difference between "active" probation and compliance?
    Active probation is where you are ordered to report to probation. You will have to meet with a probation officer of the specific Court on a regular basis. (typically monthly - the frequency of meetings really depend on the Court)...
Rank this Week: 3408

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: 4062

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: 1945

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • May 2

    Seattle Tunnel Project Injuries Result in $700,000 in Claim

    Seattle Tunnel Project Injuries Result in $700,000 in Claim
    Story first published by the Associated Press, via KING5.com. Records show injuries suffered by workers on Seattle’s downtown tunnel project last year resulted in about $700,000 in workers’ compensation claims. The contractor was…
  • Apr 28

    CNBC: If you’re sitting at your desk, GET UP NOW!

    CNBC: If you’re sitting at your desk, GET UP NOW!
    Causey Law Firm has taken small steps to implement ergonomic planning in our office.  We have one Varidesk sit/stand desktop conversion in use, like the one shown in the video, as well as a fully convertible sit/stand desk and…
  • Apr 25

    WA Workplace Deaths Fall to Near-Historic Low in 2015

    WA Workplace Deaths Fall to Near-Historic Low in 2015
    Workplace deaths in Washington declined to a near-historic low in 2015, according to a new Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) report. Last year there were 58 work-related deaths in the state — 18 fewer than in 2014. …
Rank this Week: 3958

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Sep 21

    Upcoming Seminar: "'My Ex-Employee Did WHAT?' - Preventing and Addressing Post-Employment Misconduct

    Upcoming Seminar: "'My Ex-Employee Did WHAT?' - Preventing and Addressing Post-Employment Misconduct
    Employers face a variety of threats from departing employees, including theft of intellectual property, use and disclosure of trade secrets, and unfair competition and solicitation of customers and employees. Prudent employers can reduce…
  • Aug 19

    Ask Washington Workplace Law: Don't I have the right to get paid more?

    Ask Washington Workplace Law: Don't I have the right to get paid more?
    A reader recently commented on the compensation of seniors who work as resident monitors in a building where they live. The building (in Colorado) is operated by a religious charity. The monitor oversees the premises when management is not…
  • Aug 5

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available
    An updated explanation of FMLA and Washington’s family and medical leave law is now available on the Foster Pepper website. Family and Medical Leave Guide for Washington Employers is a valuable resource for HR and business managers who…
Rank this Week: 3123

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!

    On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!
    We are honored to have announce today’s guest Mallori Thompson, Program Associate of Washington New Americans, One America! Mallori will talk about the upcoming Citizenship Day program to be held on April 23rd. This invaluable service…
  • Apr 18

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!

    Congressman Adam Smith to appear on Tahmina’s radio show on Desi 1250 am!
    Today is a historic day in US immigration history. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on President Obama’s immigration executive actions that were announced in November 2014. On this historic day, I am honored and grateful to…
  • Apr 18

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!

    Record high H1bs received by USCIS again!
    Another year, another lottery- that is how American businesses have to hire potential employees- a system that needs reform. On April 1st, the USCIS started to accept H1b visa applications for fiscal year 2017 (which commences October 1st…
Rank this Week: 617

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • Feb 10

    Future Medical Care- Longshore

    Future Medical Care- Longshore
    If you have a Longshore* claim, and have not settled future medical care with an 8(i) agreement – then you have lifetime medical coverage for conditions related to your injury. That sounds great – but I like to tell my clients…
  • Feb 4

    This post is a reminder that it is OK to…

    This post is a reminder that it is OK to pick up the phone and call me.  I know that sounds a bit odd. But, I can tell from the stats on this blog that traffic is up since the first of the year. I get it, you have questions. You’re…
  • Feb 2

    Port of Tacoma

    Port of Tacoma
    Just saw a super cool aerial video of the Port of Tacoma at the ILWU 23 Home page. http://www.ilwulocal23.org The fly over of the cranes is pretty spectacular. I represent workers who are injured at the Port, so sometimes I forget it can be a…
Rank this Week: 1787