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Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • May 25

    Homegrown Restaurants Tied to E. coli Cluster

    Homegrown Restaurants Tied to E. coli Cluster
    King 5 News reports that Seattle and King County public health officials are investigating an E.coli outbreak at several Homegrown restaurants in the Seattle area. Officials say four people have tested positive for Shiga-producing E.…
  • May 25

    Kratom Salmonella Outbreak Called Over After 199 Sick

    Kratom Salmonella Outbreak Called Over After 199 Sick
    As of May 24, 2018, this outbreak investigation is over. People should be aware that kratom could be contaminated with Salmonella and could make people sick. Contaminated products may still be available for purchase because the investigation…
  • May 24

    Marler Clark Files 8th Lawsuit in Nationwide Romaine E. coli O157 Outbreak

    Marler Clark Files 8th Lawsuit in Nationwide Romaine E. coli O157 Outbreak
    CANYON COUNTY, Idaho – An 8th lawsuit was filed today in Idaho District Court on behalf of William Whitt who was infected with E. coli O157:H7 from romaine lettuce. The lawsuit was filed against Papa Murphy’s by Marler Clark,…
Rank this Week: 131

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

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

    Hepatitis A Risk Spreading in Arkansas and Indiana

    Hepatitis A Risk Spreading in Arkansas and Indiana
    According to press reports, Arkansans state health officials are urging all food service workers in Clay County, as well as people who recently ate at one gas station in particular, to get vaccinated against hepatitis A amid an outbreak that…
  • Apr 12

    California Hepatitis A Outbreak Over After 704 Sick, 461 Hospitalized and 21 Dead

    California Hepatitis A Outbreak Over After 704 Sick, 461 Hospitalized and 21 Dead
    Final update as of April 11, 2018. With the slowdown in reported hepatitis A cases across California, CDPH has demobilized the outbreak response and continues to monitor reported hepatitis A cases statewide.  While CDPH might receive…
  • Apr 12

    Utah Hepatitis A Numbers – 233 Sick, 40% Hospitalized and 2 Dead

    Utah Hepatitis A Numbers – 233 Sick, 40% Hospitalized and 2 Dead
    Since January 1, 2017, Utah public health has identified 233 confirmed cases of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection; many among persons who are homeless and/or using illicit drugs. Several cases have been linked by investigation and/or viral…
Rank this Week: 183

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Tiger Brands Announces Positive Listeria Test

    Tiger Brands Announces Positive Listeria Test
    Results of Independent Tests carried out in respect of the presence of Listeria monocytogenes ST6 type (“LST6”) Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement issued by the Company on 5 March 2018, relating to…
  • Mar 30

    Canadian Roast Beef Linked to Listeria Outbreak

    Canadian Roast Beef Linked to Listeria Outbreak
    Erie Meat Products Ltd. is recalling Druxy’s Fresh Deli Revolution brand Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled…
  • Mar 23

    Custard Eclairs Recalled over Listeria

    Custard Eclairs Recalled over Listeria
    Poppies International, Inc. of Battleboro, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of selected products that were made during March 5-9, 2018 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause…
Rank this Week: 449

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…
  • 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?
    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 on the show which airs M-F at 6am, the last Monday of every month in 2015. You can…
Rank this Week: 389

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: 309

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 15

    Fisherman Killed in Accident Aboard F/V Ocean Hunter

    Fisherman Killed in Accident Aboard F/V Ocean Hunter
    A 55-year-old fisherman has died after sustaining internal injuries aboard the F/V Ocean Hunter. The 95-foot trawler is owned by Tacoma based Alaska Weathervane Seafoods, LLC. The vessel had been fishing for cod in the Bering Sea at the time…
  • May 8

    Seizures at Sea

    Seizures at Sea
    The U.S. Coast Guard recently responded to a call from the 36-foot fishing vessel, Lacie Belle, that a crewmember was suffering from seizures. The call came in at 5:25 p.m. and by 5:54 p.m. an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Sector North Bend…
  • May 8

    FDA Approves New Animal Drug Application for GMO Salmon

    FDA Approves New Animal Drug Application for GMO Salmon
    Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved a supplemental New Animal Drug Application (NADA) submitted by AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. While the original application was approved in 2015, this current application grants AquaBounty…
Rank this Week: 625

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • May 14

    Changed Approach to Evidence in Social Security Disability Case

    Changed Approach to Evidence in Social Security Disability Case
    There have been some changes in the Social Security Disability regulations that have affected the ways in which the review of the issue of Social Security Disability is conducted. In years past, according to both Social Security Regulation…
  • Jun 12

    What Trump Gets Wrong About Social Security Disability

    What Trump Gets Wrong About Social Security Disability
    After promising voters to not touch Social Security, the Trump administration has proposed a budget(1) to Congress that would cut $72 billion from Social Security disability. This move, not supported by the facts, is based on the belief is…
  • May 17

    2017 Law Day Luncheon: Bringing the Community Together

    2017 Law Day Luncheon: Bringing the Community Together
    Calbom & Schwab attorneys Jeff Schwab and Ashley Grout recently attended the 2017 Law Day Luncheon in Wenatchee on May 12. Law Day brings together members of our community and recognizes our outstanding members of the Chelan-Douglas Bar…
Rank this Week: 913

Thorn Law Group Blog

Thorn Law Group Blog

Covers criminal tax and international tax issues.

http://www.thorntaxlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 955

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Ask a CPA: How the Recent Tax Reform Affects Small Businesse

    Ask a CPA: How the Recent Tax Reform Affects Small Businesse
    Since Congress passed the new tax bill at the end of 2017, many business owners have been trying to determine just how the legislation will affect them going forward. We took a few of the top questions our clients are asking and posed them to…
  • Feb 21

    Initial Coin Offerings in SEC Spotlight

    Initial Coin Offerings in SEC Spotlight
    This month, Telegram reported raising $850,000,000 in a cryptocurrency offering. As companies like Telegram are demonstrating, initial coin offerings (sometimes called ICOs) are a viable way to raise capital. As ICOs become increasingly…
  • Oct 9

    Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave
    Washington State has passed a bill that grants paid family and medical leave to eligible employees. We explain how it works, how it will be funded, and how it will affect small businesses.... Read More The post Washington State Paid Family…
Rank this Week: 1031

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Dec 20

    Shigella Hits Lexington Day Care

    Shigella Hits Lexington Day Care
    Several persons associated with a Lexington County pre-K may have been infected with a contagious bacteria, according to a letter issued by the state’s health department. Parents of the Lexington 4 Early Childhood Center in Swansea were…
  • Sep 30

    Shigella in Bali

    Shigella in Bali
    In early September 2017, an over-30-year-old male who resides in northern Taiwan traveled to Bali, Indonesia with 18 tour group members. On the following day the case returned, he sought medical attention after developing symptoms, including…
  • Jun 27

    Camarillo Souplantation Tied to Shigella Outbreak

    Camarillo Souplantation Tied to Shigella Outbreak
    Ventura County Public Health was notified on Thursday, June 22nd, of an unusually high number of Shigella cases in the county. Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella (shih-GEHL-uh), which most often…
Rank this Week: 867

Washington Gun Rights Lawyer Blog

Washington Gun Rights Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.washingtongunrightslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 961

Graham Lawyer Blog

Graham Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law, law and technology stories, and first amendment issues from around Eastern Washington. By Stephen Graham.

http://www.grahamlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 709

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 19

    State Law Can’t Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net

    State Law Can’t Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net
    Ultraflo Corporation manufactures butterfly valves for use in the transportation industry. Ultraflo redesigned its Model 390 butterfly valve with the help of employee Thomas Mueller. Mueller left Ultraflo to work for Pelican Tank Parts, one…
  • Dec 29

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator
    We close 2016 with the latest on the Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM saga. My previous posts on this topic include Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance, Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch…
  • Dec 15

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
Rank this Week: 1068

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 1000

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 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 802

Derek's Tax blog

Derek's Tax blog

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

http://www.jensenestatelaw.com/blogs
Rank this Week: 919

Native American Law Focus

Native American Law Focus

Provides legal updates and news for tribal governments and their enterprises. By Miller Nash LLP.

http://www.nativeamericanlawfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 782

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/
  • May 26

    How Can You Sell Your House Before it is Foreclosed On?

    How Can You Sell Your House Before it is Foreclosed On?
    If you are suffering from financial hardship and facing home foreclosure, you may be able to sell your house before it is foreclosed on in order to avoid having a foreclosure sale report on your credit report and walk away… Read more…
  • Apr 30

    10 Things You Need To Know About Probate in Washington State

    10 Things You Need To Know About Probate in Washington State
    Probate in Washington State is a court supervised procedure by which the ownership of property of a deceased person (the decedent) is determined.  Probate takes place in in Superior Courts of each county across Washington State. …
  • Mar 11

    Can A Seller Keep Buyers Earnest Money?

    Can A Seller Keep Buyers Earnest Money?
    If you are involved in a real estate purchase and sale agreement where a potential buyer has backed out of an offer to purchase a property, you probably want to know who can keep buyers earnest money that was offered… Read more…
Rank this Week: 3039

Washington Injury Law Blog

Washington Injury Law Blog

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

http://wainjurylawblog.com
  • May 26

    Hiring a Real Estate Attorney

    Hiring a Real Estate Attorney
    Hiring a Real Estate Attorney Source: Flickr The decision to involve an attorney in your real estate transaction depends upon your personal requirements. One of your real estate agent’s responsibilities is to advise you in the…
  • May 25

    {If you have no money now to hire a personal injury attorney, do not worry, you can still get the services of one

    {If you have no money now to hire a personal injury attorney, do not worry, you can still get the services of one
    {If you have no money now to hire a personal injury attorney, do not worry, you can still get the services of one Source: Flickr {You can still find the personal injury attorneys online. The Internet is a very useful source in this…
  • May 24

    {The personal injury attorney you contact will ensure that you get adequate compensation in your claim

    {The personal injury attorney you contact will ensure that you get adequate compensation in your claim
    {The personal injury attorney you contact will ensure that you get adequate compensation in your claims {Ask your personal injury attorney if his or she has handled such case in the past. Equally, insist on knowing the outcome of the…
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Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • May 26

    Deceased fisherman found aboard sunken Kelli J

    Deceased fisherman found aboard sunken Kelli J
    Divers found the missing skipper inside the sunken vessel, the Kelli J, prior to it being refloated by contractors in Willapa Bay, Friday. The vessel is being taken to the Nachotta marina with the owner’s insurance company coordinating…
  • May 20

    F/V Nushagak Spirit trip terminated for safety violation

    F/V Nushagak Spirit trip terminated for safety violation
    The voyage of the fishing vessel Nushagak Spirit was terminated near Dutch Harbor after Coast Guard discovered several safety issues and environmental concerns on board the vessel. The Coast Guard crew boarded the Nushagak Spirit three…
  • May 16

    F/V Ocean Hunter death investigation

    F/V Ocean Hunter death investigation
    The Alaska State Troopers today released the following: On 5/2/18 a death was reported on the F/V Ocean Hunter, a 95-foot longline trawler in the Bering Sea. The deceased person is Christopher O’Callaghan, 55, of Kodiak.…
Rank this Week: 2731

Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers franchise law. By Jeff Goldstein.

http://www.goldlawgroup.com/category/blog/
  • May 24

    What Do Food Franchisees Need to Know about the New Menu Labeling Law?

    What Do Food Franchisees Need to Know about the New Menu Labeling Law?
    The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) long-anticipated menu labeling requirements went into effect on May 7, 2018. These requirements apply to predominantly to restaurant franchisees. As explained by the FDA: “The menu labeling…
  • May 22

    Restaurant Franchisees Win $8.8 Million Jury Verdict for Encroachment

    Restaurant Franchisees Win $8.8 Million Jury Verdict for Encroachment
    As a franchisee, encroachment by the franchisor or another franchisee can be among the greatest risks to long-term sustainability. If would-be customers (most of whom do not understand independent franchise ownership) have access to your…
  • May 17

    FDDs, Franchise Agreements and Operations Manuals – What Do Prospective Franchisees Need to Know?

    FDDs, Franchise Agreements and Operations Manuals – What Do Prospective Franchisees Need to Know?
    When you buy a franchise, the terms of your relationship with the franchisor will primarily be governed by three documents: (i) the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), (ii) the Franchise Agreement and (iii) the Operations Manual. These are…
Rank this Week: 1866

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • May 24

    Menzies Aviation to Lay Off Workers in WA State

    Menzies Aviation to Lay Off Workers in WA State
    Menzies Aviation has notified the WA Employment Security Department that they will be laying off 63 workers in the state effective July 8th. Menzies Aviation provides ground support at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The notification of…
  • May 21

    GCDE News: Seattle Bans ‘Subminimum Wages’ for People with Disabilitie

    GCDE News: Seattle Bans ‘Subminimum Wages’ for People with Disabilitie
    FROM: KUOW Seattle bans ‘subminimum wages’ for people with disabilities By Paige Browning • Apr 13, 2018 Seattle City Council member Teresa Mosqueda sponsored the bill to end subminimum wages. Courtesy of…
  • May 17

    WA State 2017 Work-Related Fatality Report Issued

    WA State 2017 Work-Related Fatality Report Issued
    In 2017, falls were the leading cause of traumatic work-related fatalities in Washington State. The highest number of workplace deaths occurred in construction. The WA Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program (WA FACE)…
Rank this Week: 3249

Law Offices of Leah V. Durant,…

Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC

Covers vaccine injuries.

https://vaccinelaw.com/lawyer/blog
  • May 24

    What are the Most-Common Vaccine Injuries?

    What are the Most-Common Vaccine Injuries?
    While vaccine injuries are relatively rare overall, they are more common than most people realize. Each year, hundreds of individuals file claims with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), and these claimants represent only…
  • May 24

    Can the MMR Vaccine Cause Encephalitis?

    Can the MMR Vaccine Cause Encephalitis?
    The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is among the most-effective vaccines in use today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that cases of measles have dropped by 99 percent since the introduction of the MMR…
  • Feb 12

    Filing a Vaccine Injury Claim: Tips to Consider Before Hiring a Vaccine Injury Lawyer

    Filing a Vaccine Injury Claim: Tips to Consider Before Hiring a Vaccine Injury Lawyer
    For individuals who are experiencing pain after a vaccination, this pain is not something to be ignored. While a small amount of discomfort at the injection site is normal, severe pain that lasts more than a day or two could be a sign of a…
Rank this Week: 1966

Luvera Law Firm Blawg

Luvera Law Firm Blawg

Provides information for individuals who have been injured by the neglect of other people or businesses.

http://www.luveralawfirm.com/blog/news
Rank this Week: 2664

Condo & HOA Law Blog

Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.barkermartin.com/blog/condo-hoa-blog
  • May 18

    What's Your Authority?

    What's Your Authority?
    I was reminded this week of a common pitfall: Don't choose your authority to fit the argument you're trying to make at the time.
  • May 8

    WCIOA Will Become Law This Summer - Are You Ready?

    WCIOA Will Become Law This Summer - Are You Ready?
    Whether any of us are truly ready or not, the Washington Common Interest Ownership Act ("WCIOA") takes effect on July 1, 2018. That date will be here sooner than you think. Are you ready?
  • May 3

    No, You Don't Own Your Condo Parking Spot

    No, You Don't Own Your Condo Parking Spot
    A relatively common request fielded by condominium associations is from owners wanting to sell their parking spot to another owner. While many owners may believe they own their parking space, parking spaces are almost universally classified…
Rank this Week: 3737

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

By Heather M. Morado. Covers entertainment and intellectual property law.

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • May 17

    Is a fictional science fiction game title protectable as a trademark?

    Is a fictional science fiction game title protectable as a trademark?
    LucasFilm, the owner of the iconic Star Wars movie franchise, has scored an early win in a lawsuit against the game developer of Sabacc, a lesser-known element of the fictional Star Wars universe.  According to Star Wars lore…
  • May 26

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood
    Today I will be presenting at the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference, in Spokane, Washington.  I will be speaking about intellectual property and other legal issues that arise for writers and producers.  More information…
  • Apr 6

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?
    In an unusual case, a comedian has filed suit against the Conan O-Brien Show for copyright infringement arising out of alleged joke theft.  The plaintiff, Robert Alexander Kaseberg, alleges that five jokes posted on his comedy blog and…
Rank this Week: 1709

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

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

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • May 17

    Is a fictional science fiction game title protectable as a trademark?

    Is a fictional science fiction game title protectable as a trademark?
    LucasFilm, the owner of the iconic Star Wars movie franchise, has scored an early win in a lawsuit against the game developer of Sabacc, a lesser-known element of the fictional Star Wars universe.  According to Star Wars lore…
  • May 26

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood
    Today I will be presenting at the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference, in Spokane, Washington.  I will be speaking about intellectual property and other legal issues that arise for writers and producers.  More information…
  • Apr 6

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?
    In an unusual case, a comedian has filed suit against the Conan O-Brien Show for copyright infringement arising out of alleged joke theft.  The plaintiff, Robert Alexander Kaseberg, alleges that five jokes posted on his comedy blog and…
Rank this Week: 3644

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/
  • May 14

    Regulators Urge Ford Drivers To Park Recalled Vehicles Due To Major Risk

    Regulators Urge Ford Drivers To Park Recalled Vehicles Due To Major Risk
    Safety recalls are issued often. And yet, many drivers remain unaware of the risks associated with their vehicles. One of the most dangerous and concerning auto recalls in recent history impacts millions of vehicles nationwide. But the recall…
  • Apr 27

    Audi’s Latest Recall Concerns Fire-Related Risk

    Audi’s Latest Recall Concerns Fire-Related Risk
    Every now and then we hear about accidents caused by vehicles showing equipment issues. And every now and they we fear that not enough car owners are being alerted about open recalls. For that reason, we often talk about open recalls that…
  • Apr 6

    Toyota’s Latest Recall Shows Us Importance Of Keeping Up With Repair

    Toyota’s Latest Recall Shows Us Importance Of Keeping Up With Repair
    Many car accidents happen because drivers are simply negligent. That doesn’t only mean that drivers will crash because they are speeding, drunk, distracted, or drowsy. Sometimes they are negligent because they fail to make sure their…
Rank this Week: 3994

Orbit Law Blog

Orbit Law Blog

Provides commentary on immigration issues in the news and a review of immigration related policies. By Orbit Law, PLLC.

http://www.orbitlawpllc.com/blog-right-sidebar/
  • May 14

    USCIS Changing Policy on Accruing Unlawful Presence for Students and Other Visa Categorie

    USCIS Changing Policy on Accruing Unlawful Presence for Students and Other Visa Categorie
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently posted a policy memorandum indicating that they want to change how the agency will calculate unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J, and M non-immigrant…
  • Apr 16

    Alternatives to H-1B Visa

    Alternatives to H-1B Visa
    USCIS has released the numbers for Master’s as well as Regular cap subject petitions that they received for Fiscal Year 2019. USCIS conducted the lottery system on April 06, 2018. The random computer generated number is the system that…
  • Feb 20

    Common Challenges Faced by EB-5 Investors Currently Residing in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region

    Common Challenges Faced by EB-5 Investors Currently Residing in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region
    Whilst the popularity of the EB-5 Visa, propelled by desire for better education, business prospects, or a desire for long term US residency has led to a sharp spike in applications from the MENA region, there are recurrent issues that some…
Rank this Week: 3444

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • May 11

    Threats and Stalking Can Result in Washington Domestic Violence Protection Order

    Threats and Stalking Can Result in Washington Domestic Violence Protection Order
    Romantic and familial relationships can grow contentious and sometimes become violent.  Sometimes relationships can become so contentious that one party seeks to have a court intervene and issue a civil protection order to prevent the…
  • May 11

    Washington Landlord Not Liable to Tenant’s Guest for Injuries Outside Common Area

    Washington Landlord Not Liable to Tenant’s Guest for Injuries Outside Common Area
    Many people think that a landowner is responsible for injuries that occur upon his or her property.  Landowners are often liable, but Washington premises liability attorneys know that it is the possessor of the land who generally has…
  • Apr 19

    Washington Appeals Court Finds PIP Application Is Confidential Work Product

    Washington Appeals Court Finds PIP Application Is Confidential Work Product
    When Washington car accident victims apply for no-fault benefits from their own insurer, they may not consider that the information contained in the application could affect their claim against the at-fault driver.  In a recent case,…
Rank this Week: 2430

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • May 11

    September 30, 2017 – Salmonellosis Outbreak at a Chili and Chowder Cook-Off Chincoteague, Virginia

    September 30, 2017 – Salmonellosis Outbreak at a Chili and Chowder Cook-Off Chincoteague, Virginia
    On September 30, 2017, the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company (CVFC) hosted its 18thAnnual Chili/Chowder Cook-off and Classic Car Show at the carnival grounds in Chincoteague, Virginia. The fire company estimated 2,500 people from multiple…
  • Apr 7

    Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Recalls Organic Amaranth Flour

    Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Recalls Organic Amaranth Flour
    Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling 2,099 cases of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.), after recent testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in a single LOT of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.) with a Sell By date of…
  • Apr 6

    Salmonella Chicken Salad Outbreak Over

    Salmonella Chicken Salad Outbreak Over
    A total of 265 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium were reported from South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Mississippi. Illnesses started on dates ranging from January 8,…
Rank this Week: 4250

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/
  • May 10

    Distracted Driving Raises Crash Risk

    Distracted Driving Raises Crash Risk
    Accidents involving distracted driving seem to be in the headlines every day. At the end of April, Komo News reported another accident when a driver, reaching for an item, lost control of their SUV, crashed through two fences, and then hit a…
  • May 7

    The Risks and Rewards of Ridesharing

    The Risks and Rewards of Ridesharing
    Rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft, are changing the way we travel from place to place, especially in cities like Seattle that lack a comprehensive public transit system. With a simple tap of your smartphone screen, you can request a…
  • Mar 15

    Premier Law Group recognized Best Car Accident Attorneys in Seattle 2018

    Premier Law Group recognized Best Car Accident Attorneys in Seattle 2018
    Premier Law Group recognized Best Car Accident Attorneys in Seattle 2018 We at Premier Law Group are happy to inform our readers that we’ve been selected by Expertise as one of the top twenty Best Car Accident Attorneys in Seattle 2018.…
Rank this Week: 2691

The Seattle Injury Attorney

The Seattle Injury Attorney

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

http://www.theseattleinjuryattorney.com/
  • May 6

    Bicyclist Injured on Public Trail

    Bicyclist Injured on Public Trail
    A woman and her niece were riding their bicycles on a public trail in Pierce County. As they approached and passed a lawn mower it expelled a cloud of dust and debris. The woman shielded her face and swerved, clipping her niece’s bike.…
  • Apr 3

    Drowsy Driving

    Drowsy Driving
    Drowsy Driving: How Many Accidents Does it Cause? You may think that a car accident caused by drowsy driving can’t happen to you, but you’d be wrong. In fact, drowsy drivers are 3.5 times more likely to crash than well-rested…
  • Mar 1

    Proving a Slip and Fall Injury Case

    Proving a Slip and Fall Injury Case
    People injured because of a slip and fall accident may be legally entitled to fair compensation for their injuries. Nevertheless, slip and fall personal injury claims can be among the most difficult claims to pursue. Contrary to a commonly…
Rank this Week: 3035

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 29

    Tacoma Government Passes 90-Day Notice Rule

    Tacoma Government Passes 90-Day Notice Rule
    Tacoma has passed an ordinance that requires landlords to give tenants 90 days notice when the tenancy is being terminated due to “demolition, substantial rehabilitation or change of use of a residential dwelling.” State law…
  • Apr 29

    Washington Landlords Must Accept All Sources of Income

    Washington Landlords Must Accept All Sources of Income
    Washington residential landlords must accept all income sources when screening tenants under a new law that goes into effect September 30, 2018. Under the new law, Landlords must accept all sources of income, including Section 8 housing…
  • Apr 1

    Judge Rules Seattle First-in-Time Law Unconstitutional

    Judge Rules Seattle First-in-Time Law Unconstitutional
    A couple own a triplex. They live in one unit with their young children and rent out the other two units. The family frequently interacts with the tenants, and shares a yard. Landlords in that situation might feel it important to have a good…
Rank this Week: 1396

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

Provides bankruptcy information for people living in Oregon and Washington. By the Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm.

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Keeping Your Refund in a Washington Bankruptcy

    Keeping Your Refund in a Washington Bankruptcy
    Tax time has come again and many Seattle and Tacoma area bankruptcy filers are wondering whether they are going to be able to eliminate their debt and still keep their tax refund.  Thankfully, the answer is generally yes and here…
  • Apr 23

    National Bankruptcy Firm, Upright Law Sanctioned, Punished for Hurting Consumer

    National Bankruptcy Firm, Upright Law Sanctioned, Punished for Hurting Consumer
    Upright Law Sanctioned, a national bankruptcy firm, operating in both Oregon and Washington,  was recently sanctioned and enjoined by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for for causing “unconscionable” harm to its clients. The…
  • Apr 19

    Who Files Bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington?

    Who Files Bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington?
    I am sure that in both Oregon and Washington anyway, there are still people who think of bankruptcy as the last refuge of the poor, something that you opt for when your income hits rock bottom such that you can no longer service any of your…
Rank this Week: 4386

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 9

    Washington Court Upholds Homeowners Association's View Enforcement Decision

    Washington Court Upholds Homeowners Association's View Enforcement Decision
    A Snohomish County homeowner recently proposed to increase the height of his roof by seven feet, which obstructed the view of Puget Sound from at least one neighboring house.  After the Picnic Point Homeowners Association denied his…
  • Mar 30

    Well, Yes - Washington Court Affirms Authority of Homeowners Association

    Well, Yes - Washington Court Affirms Authority of Homeowners Association
    Two Washington homeowners recently challenged the authority of their homeowners association to manage well water services in their housing development.  In an opinion published earlier this month, the Washington Court of Appeals affirmed…
  • Mar 5

    Blog Posts Are Not A Substitute for Specific Legal Advice

    Blog Posts Are Not A Substitute for Specific Legal Advice
    Washington condominium and homeowners association boards face a constant temptation to rely on free legal blog posts rather than obtaining guidance from attorneys. They should resist that temptation.  Quality is related to price. …
Rank this Week: 4423

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Apr 5

    Beware of Copyright Troll

    Beware of Copyright Troll
    There’s been an unfortunate uptick in claims by copyright trolls. Beware, as this is a costly problem you can easily avoid. Copyright trolls often create innocuous “placeholder” images that websites and blogs frequently…
  • Mar 6

    USPTO Invites Reports of Phony Trademark Specimen

    USPTO Invites Reports of Phony Trademark Specimen
    After starting to audit trademark registrations, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rolled out a pilot program inviting trademark owners to rat out their competitors’ filing of fraudulent specimens. Specimens are proofs of use…
  • Feb 25

    USPTO Auditing Continued Use of Registered Trademark

    USPTO Auditing Continued Use of Registered Trademark
    One of my clients received a new type of office action from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It was in response to a declaration of use filed under Section 8 of the Lanham Act to renew its registration for five more years. The USPTO…
Rank this Week: 1209

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 3

    The Complex Role of Public Innovation Capital

    The Complex Role of Public Innovation Capital
    By Rob Philbrick The notion that a state, county, or city should have a limited role in the development of local innovation economies stems from neoclassical economic theory, which advises that competitive markets be left alone so optimal…
  • Feb 22

    Under the Sea, Under the ©? Ninth Circuit Considers Art Inspired by Nature

    Under the Sea, Under the ©? Ninth Circuit Considers Art Inspired by Nature
    Folkens (left) vs. Wyland (right) By Yonah Reback The intersection of copyright law and the animal kingdom reached new heights during the global phenomenon of Naruto v. Slater. When wildlife photographer David Slater traveled to the jungles…
  • Feb 15

    Deepfakes – A Disastrous Merger of AI and Porn

    Deepfakes – A Disastrous Merger of AI and Porn
    By David O’Hair First appearing on reddit, a new trend called “deepfakes” has captured the public’s attention with one of the internet’s oldest promises – nude celebrity photos. Intimate celebrity images…
Rank this Week: 2772

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Covers admiralty law. By James M. Beard.

http://www.seattlemaritimelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    OREGON FISHING BOAT MT TAMGAS CAPSIZES – FOUR CREWMEN SAVED

    OREGON FISHING BOAT MT TAMGAS CAPSIZES – FOUR CREWMEN SAVED
      Four crewmen were rescued from a life raft Sunday night after the F/V MT Tamgas capsized 12 miles off the Oregon Coast.  The captain of the MT Tamgas radio issued a mayday call reporting his vessel was capsizing and the four…
  • Mar 26

    SEARCH ON FOR MAN OVERBOARD OFF TANKER NEAR COLD BAY, ALASKA

    SEARCH ON FOR MAN OVERBOARD OFF TANKER NEAR COLD BAY, ALASKA
    A crewman was discovered missing and presumed overboard off a 587-foot oil tanker near Cold Bay, Alaska.   The 23-year-old crewman was reported to have fallen overboard off the M/V CHALLENGE PRELUDE, a Hong Kong registered vessel…
  • Mar 26

    ALASKA RANGER ASSISTANT ENGINEER CHANGES STORY ABOUT THE CAUSE OF THE VESSEL SINKING

    ALASKA RANGER ASSISTANT ENGINEER CHANGES STORY ABOUT THE CAUSE OF THE VESSEL SINKING
    The Alaska Ranger sank in the Bering Sea on March 23, 2008 resulting in one of the Coast Guard’s most extensive investigations into the cause of a sinking of a commercial fishing vessel. Owned by the Fishing Company of Alaska the Alaska…
Rank this Week: 1553

Colvin + Hallett Law Blog

Colvin + Hallett Law Blog

Explores updates and issues with tax law, IRS collection, and compliance.

http://www.colvinhallettlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1989

Campylobacter Blog

Campylobacter Blog

Covers campylobacter outbreaks and news. By Marler Clark.

http://www.campylobacterblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Pennsylvania Raw Milk Recalled over Campylobacter Worry

    Pennsylvania Raw Milk Recalled over Campylobacter Worry
    Consumers who purchased raw whole milk from Conoco View Dairy in Blain, Pennsylvania, should immediately discard the milk, which was sold in plastic half gallons, gallons and glass half gallons with the sell-by date of Feb. 16. The warning…
  • Feb 10

    Raw Milk and Campylobacter Do Not Mix

    Raw Milk and Campylobacter Do Not Mix
    In August 2016, a local public health agency (LPHA) notified the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) of two culture-confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection among persons who consumed raw (unpasteurized) milk from…
  • Feb 10

    Petland Poopy Puppies Sicken People with Campylobacter

    Petland Poopy Puppies Sicken People with Campylobacter
    CDC, several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) investigated a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Campylobacter infections. Epidemiologic and laboratory…
Rank this Week: 4170

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Update on Availability of Punitive Damages in Unseaworthiness Case

    Update on Availability of Punitive Damages in Unseaworthiness Case
    On January 23, Ninth Circuit decided Batterson v. Dutra Grp. which addressed the whether punitive damages are available in an unseaworthiness cause of action. Following last year’s unanimous Washington State Supreme Court decision in…
  • Feb 14

    Seattle-based crab boat and six-member crew missing in Bering Sea

    Seattle-based crab boat and six-member crew missing in Bering Sea
    On Saturday, the Seattle-based crab boat F/V DESTINATION went missing in the Bering Sea, approximately two miles off of St. George Island, with six crewmembers aboard.  St. George Island is located about 650 miles west of Kodiak Island,…
  • Feb 14

    Seattle-based crab boat and six-member crew missing in Bering Sea

    Seattle-based crab boat and six-member crew missing in Bering Sea
    On Saturday, the Seattle-based crab boat F/V DESTINATION went missing in the Bering Sea, approximately two miles off of St. George Island, with six crewmembers aboard.  St. George Island is located about 650 miles west of Kodiak Island,…
Rank this Week: 2317

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: 1099

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
  • Jan 23

    Trial and Arbitration Plenty of Due Process for Acquitted Police Officer

    Trial and Arbitration Plenty of Due Process for Acquitted Police Officer
    By: Loyd Willaford and Matt Baker In Otto v. Williams, plaintiffs were seven police officers who were accused of conspiracy, fired, and later acquitted. A labor arbitrator reinstated them with back pay after their acquittal. Despite this, the…
  • Jan 23

    Illinois Police Officer Whose ADA and FMLA Leave Was Misclassified Was Not Retaliated Against

    Illinois Police Officer Whose ADA and FMLA Leave Was Misclassified Was Not Retaliated Against
    By: Loyd Willaford and Sarah Burke In Freelain v. Village of Oak Park, an Illinois police officer who requested leave to take care of his sick wife, and after he developed migraine headaches, sued his department for retaliation under the ADA…
  • Jan 23

    Fire Chief can bring Free Speech and Whistleblower Claims Against City of Nampa

    Fire Chief can bring Free Speech and Whistleblower Claims Against City of Nampa
    By: Loyd Willaford and Matt Baker In Strosnider v. City of Nampa, an assistant fire chief claimed that he was discharged from his job in retaliation for exercising rights under the First Amendment and Idaho whistleblower law. The assistant…
Rank this Week: 3394

Cannabis Industry Legal Blog

Cannabis Industry Legal Blog

By Northwest Marijuana Law.

http://7pointlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2096