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Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Preparing For Divorce: Your Relationship With Kid

    Preparing For Divorce: Your Relationship With Kid
    After last week’s blog post about preparing yourself for divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington State) we had more to say on how to about prepare your relationship with your children for your divorce and subsequent…
  • Aug 23

    Four Ways to Prepare for a Potential Divorce

    Four Ways to Prepare for a Potential Divorce
    People often spend months or years considering whether to get divorced (called dissolution of marriage in Washington State). This time should not be wasted.  There are things that should be done in case your marriage does come to an end.…
  • Aug 15

    How to Protect Yourself if Your Former Spouse Refuses to Pay Debt

    How to Protect Yourself if Your Former Spouse Refuses to Pay Debt
    After a divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington State), most people feel relieved and ready to move on with their lives.  Unfortunately, in some instances the divorce decree is not the end of their dealings with their…
Rank this Week: 2485

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
  • Jul 11

    What Questions Should I Be Asking When Filing For Bankruptcy?

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

    What Are My Options With Dealing With Student Loan Debt?

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

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

    Seattle Attorney Richard Symmes On 1150 AM KKNW Talking About Credit Repair
    On Monday 3/23/15 I had the pleasure once again of being a guest of Dr. James Gore on his radio show New Urban Unlimited on 1150AM KKNW in the Seattle area. I will be on the show which airs M-F…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 4700

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: 3663

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: 712

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 26

    Washington Appellate Court Affirms Enforcement of View Easement

    Washington Appellate Court Affirms Enforcement of View Easement
    In a recent unpublished opinion, the Washington Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's decision that a recorded view easement protects views of the Olympic Mountains from the main floor of a home in rural King County and requires…
  • Jul 30

    We Only Represent Condominium and Homeowners Association

    We Only Represent Condominium and Homeowners Association
    We often receive calls and emails from individuals who are involved in disputes with their community associations.  However, our office only provides legal representation to condominium and homeowners associations.  It does not…
  • Jul 3

    Washington Court: Leasing Restriction on Homes Does Not Apply to Condominium

    Washington Court: Leasing Restriction on Homes Does Not Apply to Condominium
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in a recent unpublished opinion that a leasing restriction on "single-family homes" contained in the declaration of a master community does not apply to condominiums within that community.  The Court…
Rank this Week: 4053

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Aug 28

    Gimme a "V" for Cheerleader Uniform Design Copyright Validity!

    Gimme a "V" for Cheerleader Uniform Design Copyright Validity!
    Are cheerleading uniforms truly cheerleading uniforms without the stripes, chevrons, zigzags, and color blocks? That is the question that strikes at the heart of this appeal. (Opinion pdf page 2). Varsity Brands and its affiliates registered…
  • Aug 21

    Smack Dab in the Middle of a Termination Rights Dispute!

    Smack Dab in the Middle of a Termination Rights Dispute!
    This case addresses the standing required to challenge a copyright grant termination.  Standing is the legal ability to sue another person or entity in a particular court.  Ray Charles entered into agreements with his twelve adult…
  • Aug 14

    Netflix Not Responsible for Nosy Friends and Family Viewing History and Queue

    Netflix Not Responsible for Nosy Friends and Family Viewing History and Queue
    This case is interesting and significant because it is both a case of first impression in the Ninth Circuit and involves the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), which has entertaining historical roots. Meghan Mollett is a Netflix subscriber,…
Rank this Week: 3216

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, Week Ending 7-31-15

    Case Law Update, Week Ending 7-31-15
    The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Robinson v Lewis: The panel asked the California Supreme Court to resolve a question of state law that the Ninth Circuit has…
  • Jul 27

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

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

    Case Law Update

    Case Law Update
      The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals United States v. Guzman-Ibarrez: The panel vacated a conviction and sentence for illegal reentry after deportation or…
Rank this Week: 408

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    First Thing We Do… Let’s Appreciate All the Lawyer

    First Thing We Do… Let’s Appreciate All the Lawyer
    I know, right? It’s a take on an old lawyer joke. But I just can't help it. All of the online negativity in general, and that directed at lawyers specifically, is beginning to get to me.
  • Jul 30

    Cops Gone Wild!….. Again!!

    Cops Gone Wild!….. Again!!
      I’ve had it. For some reason the most recent video, the one with the idiot cop screaming about blowing a hole in the poor guy’s head got to me. No, the victim wasn’t black. And no, he was not actually shot and killed.…
  • Jul 29

    What are “Mandos” and Why Do They Violate The U.S. Constitution?

    What are “Mandos” and Why Do They Violate The U.S. Constitution?
    Before we start, I have a small secret to share. Those of you who regularly follow this blog will have noticed that I sort of disappeared the past few weeks. That’s because I was having open-heart surgery and recovering. Recovery…
Rank this Week: 4727

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: 3465

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: 3813

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: 4793

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: 1778

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Holland America Passengers Killed in Plane Crash in Alaska

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

    Federal Judge Orders Foss to Pay for Medical Cure

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

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

    Federal Court Orders Arctic Storm to Pay Maintenance to Fish Processors Injured in Fire
    In an order dated May 22, 2015, a Seattle federal court judge issued a ruling requiring Arctic Storm, Inc. to pay back maintenance payments to two fish processors injured on May 20, 2013 when a fire broke out on board the C/P ARCTIC STORM and…
Rank this Week: 2549

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/
  • Aug 26

    Will my insurance rates go up after an accident?

    Will my insurance rates go up after an accident?
    If you were not found at fault in the accident, your insurance rates will not go up. You are protected under Washington State law from having your insurance rates raised due to someone else’s negligence. You will also not have your…
  • Aug 12

    Why must I sue the other driver in my car accident trial?

    Why must I sue the other driver in my car accident trial?
    When we take a case to trial, one question our Vancouver and Washington state clients typically ask is, “Why am I suing the other driver? Why can’t I sue their insurance company instead?” The answer is a bit complicated.…
  • Jul 24

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

    Will I Have To Go To Court For My Auto Accident Case?
    Not necessarily. We understand that going to court is a stressful experience. In an ideal world, every client of ours would reach a satisfactory settlement without ever needing to set foot in a courtroom. In fact, most of the clients we sign…
Rank this Week: 3514

Seattle Sports, Entertainment &…

Seattle Sports, Entertainment & Trademark Lawyer Blog

By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

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

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?

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

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

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

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

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise
    This Seattle copyright attorney was on the local news yesterday talking about illegal downloading of feature films, the increase of lawsuits in the area and potential consequences. For the full story check out the Komo 4 News website. Here is…
Rank this Week: 4349

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: 255

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Shigella Strikes Cincinnati

    Shigella Strikes Cincinnati
    Shigella that causes diarrhea in children is on the rise in Cincinnati, Ohio, prompting a warning from city health officials. Shigella is spread through contaminated food and water; people can... Continue Reading
  • Jul 30

    Shigella Spike in San Joaquin

    Shigella Spike in San Joaquin
    The San Joaquin County Public Health Services has seen an increase in the number of cases of Shigella in the county this year. So far, 66 people have come down... Continue Reading
  • Apr 3

    Shigella Outbreak Hits 243 in 32 State

    Shigella Outbreak Hits 243 in 32 State
    Shigella sonnei has spread via international travelers to 32 states and Puerto Rico, US health officials say. Between May 2014 and February 2015, a drug-resistant strain of shigella has infected... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 793

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: 4714

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: 4013

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: 3421

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: 1345

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Aug 21

    TTB Permits Online for Mac Users: Working Solution

    TTB Permits Online for Mac Users: Working Solution
    Having TTB upload errors using Microsoft Silverlight on your Mac? Think I may have a solution for you. If you can, try OSX Yosemite 10.10.4 and Firefox version 39, a combination I am currently successfully using. Later iterations of both may…
  • Aug 15

    Invited Faculty: 2nd Annual Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries Seminar

    Invited Faculty: 2nd Annual Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries Seminar
    Reiser Legal PLLC is pleased to join as faculty for the 2nd annual Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries seminar. This Washington-specific beverage law seminar will be held on October 15, 2015 at the Hilton in Seattle, Washington. Reiser…
  • Aug 8

    Legal Beer Shipping Through US Mail? Maybe Soon.

    Legal Beer Shipping Through US Mail? Maybe Soon.
    Legal alcohol shipping? Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California says she’ll introduce a bill that just might make it so. Announced through her Facebook page on July 14, 2015, Congresswoman Speier would like to “tear…
Rank this Week: 4674

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: 238

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: 1169

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: 4003

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
  • Dec 28

    Update on The Wine Bar Blog

    Update on The Wine Bar Blog
    Dear friends and readers, As you may have noticed, it has been a few months since new content was added to The Wine Bar Blog.  Due to personal reasons, I have chosen to temporarily stop adding new content.  For the … Continue…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1974

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: 2615

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: 2200

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: 4758

Washington Estate Planning Blog

Washington Estate Planning Blog

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

http://insightlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3591

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: 2342

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: 581

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: 4516

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: 2163

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jun 8

    Tenants May Pursue Consumer Protection Act Claim

    Tenants May Pursue Consumer Protection Act Claim
    The Handlins applied to rent an apartment. They were turned down because a tenant screening report showed a previous eviction. The Handlins provided information showing that the previous eviction case had been resolved in their favor. The…
  • Jun 1

    An Attorney is Required in Court for LLCs and Corporation

    An Attorney is Required in Court for LLCs and Corporation
    Any LLC or corporation appearing as a party in a lawsuit must be represented by an attorney. A non-lawyer cannot represent a professional services corporation, even if he or she is the corporation’s sole director, officer, and…
  • May 28

    Tenants May Claim Relocation Assistance in Eviction Case

    Tenants May Claim Relocation Assistance in Eviction Case
    Pham, a Seattle residential landlord, bought a rental property at foreclosure. It was metered for five units, so he assumed it was properly permitted for five living units. It turned out that the building was only permitted as a triplex. Pham…
Rank this Week: 2316

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/
Rank this Week: 4420

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: 4801

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: 3747

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: 3450

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: 3498

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: 1456

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: 863

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Sep 3

    FedEx drivers get return trip to trial court in Missouri to determine employee statu

    FedEx drivers get return trip to trial court in Missouri to determine employee statu
    Today’s post was shared by Workers Compensation and comes from www.propertycasualty360.com A federal appeals court has ruled that a trial judge improperly ruled that Missouri FedEx drivers weren’t independent contractors and…
  • Aug 31

    Occupational Asthma, or Work-Related Asthma, and Workers’ Compensation

    Occupational Asthma, or Work-Related Asthma, and Workers’ Compensation
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kristina Brown Thompson, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Occupational asthma (OA) is asthma that’s caused or worsened by breathing in chemical fumes, gases, dust or other substances on the job.…
  • Aug 27

    Free Legal Assistance for Wildfire Victim

    Free Legal Assistance for Wildfire Victim
    Gerhard Letzing, Executive Director of the The Washington State Association for Justice, has put out a call for support for the firefighters and victims of the wildfires in Washington:   North Central Washington has been…
Rank this Week: 3933

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 31

    Department of Labor Targets Use of Independent Contractor

    Department of Labor Targets Use of Independent Contractor
    Contributing Research by Dori Kojima On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released an Administrator’s Interpretation addressing how to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee under the…
Rank this Week: 3171

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

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

    Announcement: Attorney Jennifer Howard Joins Our Team

    Announcement: Attorney Jennifer Howard Joins Our Team
    We are so thrilled to announce a new addition to our Watson Immigration Law Team! Jennifer Howard (we call her Jenny!) has joined our firm. She is a recent graduate of University of Washington Law School.  She is smart, funny and very…
  • Aug 12

    September 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary

    September 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary
    The September 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today.  To our regular readers, we will start to cover the China EB5 category from hereon given the retrogression issues involved and it’s effect on our readers and clients. September…
  • Jul 30

    Tahmina interviewed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association about her book

    Tahmina interviewed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association about her book
    Thank you to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for inviting me for the AILA Interview of the Month (AIM). I am honored and grateful. I should have been a little clearer about what a Startup Visa is in the inteview,…
Rank this Week: 370