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The Pop Tort.com

  • 21-Jul-21

    Forced Arbitration: One Step Up, Two Steps Back

    Forced Arbitration: One Step Up, Two Steps Back
    There were two big Amazon Twitter stories this week. The biggest one was about billionaire Jeff Bezos’ tone-deaf quote rubbing salt into the wounds of low wage Amazon workers forced to work in horrible conditions often without health insurance as...
  • 03-Jun-21

    Welcome to Insurance Isle!

    Welcome to Insurance Isle!
    There is something particularly unseemly in how the property/casualty insurance industry has used its power to get rich off the COVID crisis. Not that insurance industry observers would expect anything less. This is an industry that never saw a crisis...
  • 02-May-21

    Civil Juries: Crushed by COVID

    Civil Juries: Crushed by COVID
    There a Radiohead lyric that goes “Let down and hanging around; Crushed like a bug in the ground.” I know there are a lot of ways to describe what happened to the civil jury system this past year but for...

Above the Law

  • 29-Apr-21

    Bitcoin, Emissions Credit Company Tesla Posts Record Quarterly Profit

    Bitcoin, Emissions Credit Company Tesla Posts Record Quarterly Profit
    It does some other stuff, too, but they're not relevant to the bottom line.
  • 29-Apr-21

    Morning Docket: 04.29.21

    Morning Docket: 04.29.21
    * The Charleston Water System has filed a lawsuit against flushable wipes makers for allegedly making products that aren't fit for flushing. Bet they hope their case doesn't go down the drain... [ABC News] * Maryland has finalized a $577 million settlement of a lawsuit claiming the state underfunded historically black colleges and universities. [Capital Gazette] * A lawsuit filed by a Southwe
  • 28-Apr-21

    Go Back To The Office You Drones! — See Also

    Go Back To The Office You Drones! — See Also
    This Square Footage Isn't Going To Justify Itself: Sullivan & Cromwell considered the increasingly modern trend of promoting remote working and scoffed. Former NYAG Disciplined: Remember when Eric Schneiderman was accused in these cases and Andrew Cuomo demanded he step down immediately? What a fascinating standard to deploy against other former NYAGs... Speaking Of Former NY Officials: FBI

Pretrial, Trial, Appellate & Evidence Blog

  • 15-Jul-20

    ANALOGY—THE RIGHT WORDS FOR TRIAL LAWYERS—PART 4

    ANALOGY—THE RIGHT WORDS FOR TRIAL LAWYERS—PART 4
    An analogy compares of two otherwise dissimilar things based on a similarity in some particular aspect. Because one aspect of the thing resembles that in the other thing,  there is an inference that other aspects are also similar. An analogy is useful in explaining  a concept or process that the audience may not be familiar.An analogy normally is more complex than a metaphor or simi
  • 03-Jul-20

    SIMILE—THE RIGHT WORDS FOR TRIAL LAWYERS—PART 3

    SIMILE—THE RIGHT WORDS FOR TRIAL LAWYERS—PART 3
    Simile: A simile, like a metaphor, makes comparisons by using the words “like” or “as” to introduce the thing the subject is compared to. Like metaphors, similes also are powerful because they connect your case theory with something with which the jurors are familiar.Here’s a collection of similes, some of them compiled by Paul Luvera, one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers:Anonymous: Someone s
  • 28-Jun-20

    METAPHOR—THE RIGHT WORDS FOR TRIAL LAWYERS—PART 2

    METAPHOR—THE RIGHT WORDS FOR TRIAL LAWYERS—PART 2
    Metaphor: A metaphor makes comparisons by replacing one thing for another. Metaphors are powerful because they connect the information you want to impart to with something with which the jurors are familiar. Also, metaphors can be utilized to make a complex idea easier to understand. In trial advocacy, the metaphor can be a bridge between your case theory and something with which the jurors are fa

Lawyernomics by Avvo

BernabeTorts

  • 12-Jul-20

    Louisiana approves tort reform bill

    Louisiana approves tort reform bill
    About two weeks ago, the Louisiana legislature passed a tort reform bill that the Governor said he would sign, (after he had vetoed an earlier version).  The bill, which appears to be explicitly designed to favor the auto insurance industry adopts a limitation of the collateral source rule, removes the ban on mentioning whether a plaintiff was wearing a seat belt, limits when an insurance co
  • 12-Jul-20

    Missouri holds that pubic defenders are immune for discretionary functions

    Missouri holds that pubic defenders are immune for discretionary functions
    In a case called Laughlin v. Perry, decided on June 30, 2020, the Missouri Supreme Court found that public defenders are immune for legal malpractice liability under the doctrine of discretionary functions.   You can read the opinion here.   The court summarized its conclusion as follows: As public defenders, Perry and Flottman are entitled to official immunity because they ar
  • 02-Jul-20

    Liability waivers in the age of the novel coronavirus

    Liability waivers in the age of the novel coronavirus
    The ABA Journal has published a short article on issues related to the use of liability waivers in the age of the novel coronavirus.  You can read it here.

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

  • 02-Jul-20

    July 2nd: A Day to Celebrate Independence

    July 2nd: A Day to Celebrate Independence
    Each year I’ve used July 2nd as jury celebration day, as this is the day that the Continental Congress voted to liberate the Colonies from the Crown.  It was signed two days later, and the date of signing (not voting) is memorialized on our Declaration of Independence. John Adams thought that this was the day that would be “solemnized with … Continue reading … The post July
  • 01-Jul-20

    Friends and Enemies

    Friends and Enemies
    It’s become almost reflexive for many people these days, that if a person on one political team says one thing then you must oppose it if you’re on the other. But not just oppose them; demonize them. It is, of course, a godawful strategy for many reasons, two of which I address here. One political and the other with the … Continue reading … The post Friends and Enemies appe
  • 17-Jun-20

    NY Stacks Court System Commission with White Shoe Lawyers (Updated)

    NY Stacks Court System Commission with White Shoe Lawyers (Updated)
    Dear Chief Justice DiFiore: Seriously? You put together a commission to develop a comprehensive vision of the court system of the future, and stacked it with white shoe lawyers? People who don’t actually go to court on a daily or even weekly basis? Your commission is “charged with examining the enhanced use of technology and online platforms, among other innovations, … Continue r

Jonathan Turley

DC Medical Malpractice & Patient Safety

  • 08-May-20

    Bookmark deep digs into what’s next with Covid-19 and its impact on medicine

    Bookmark deep digs into what’s next with Covid-19 and its impact on medicine
    For those who may have more time on their hands due to the pandemic and who may be seeking deeper digs into Covid-19, excellent long-form coverage is abounding. Consider, for example, taking time for the New Yorker article by  Siddhartha Mukherjee, a cancer doctor, biologist, and best-selling nonfiction author who delves into the question of […]
  • 06-May-20

    Hope and skepticism go hand-in-hand with vital measures in Covid-19 battle

    Hope and skepticism go hand-in-hand with vital measures in Covid-19 battle
    Optimism and realism should not be oppositional characteristics when looking hard at the slowly evolving measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Experts always have said many ways will be needed to battle the novel coronavirus and much attention has focused on a few: effective treatments, a vaccination, as well as testing, testing, testing. There […]
  • 04-May-20

    When the fringe drives pandemic response, it’s not funny. It’s dangerous.

    When the fringe drives pandemic response, it’s not funny. It’s dangerous.
    Even as the nation battles the Covid-19 pandemic, leaders at all levels need to protect our democracy by both allowing appropriate expression of different points of view while also ensuring that extremists do not shove themselves into the center of public policy-making about crucial health concerns. Americans — to their great distaste — have gotten […]

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

  • 13-Mar-20

    Friday, March 13, 2020

    Friday, March 13, 2020
    The challenges most of us are facing with the pandemic, such as social distancing, are minimal compared to someone getting the virus, the small businesses being closed, workers without jobs, people losing their health insurance, and people not being able to care for their loved ones because they’re prohibited from entering a hospital, rehab center...
  • 12-Mar-20

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    Thursday, March 12, 2020
    Most lawyers work piecemeal by the hour. We develop skill in a niche. Develop a book of business or market to get more work in the area. And then do the work, though varying in some degree, time and again. I am not saying that’s bad.  As lawyers, we do a lot of good things...
  • 09-Mar-20

    Monday, March 9, 2020

    Monday, March 9, 2020
    LinkedIn, Reddit, or Facebook, what will it be as a learning center on legal blogging? All are options. I’m a big believer in the open net for purposes of discussion, asking questions, learning the advancement of ideas. I suppose this comes from the wonderful discussions that blossomed on niche areas of the law across Prodigy,...

Paulson Coletti

  • 03-Feb-20

    Paulson Coletti Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Breakfast

    Paulson Coletti Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Breakfast
    For over a decade, Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC has invested in the Portland community. The firm is a Platinum Sponsor for Habitat for Humanity’s Hope Builder Breakfast this year; helping to ensure all funds raised go directly into more affordable homeownership opportunities throughout our city. Make a difference in the lives of your neighbors... read more The post Paulson Coletti Spon
  • 21-Jan-20

    What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Shock After A Car Accident?

    What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Shock After A Car Accident?
    Car accidents often result in serious physical injuries. In many cases, these injuries are immediately recognizable and can include a fracture, burns, head trauma, or spinal cord damage when they occur. However, there are other injuries that are also serious but have delayed signs and symptoms. Shock is one of these injuries, and it is... read more The post What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Shock
  • 16-Jan-20

    Understanding the Good Samaritan Laws in Oregon

    Understanding the Good Samaritan Laws in Oregon
    You may have heard about the concept of “Good Samaritan” laws but not really understood what they do and who they protect. There are times when situations arise in which a person is injured and would benefit from the help of a nearby bystander. However, there have been times in which people face lawsuits for... read more The post Understanding the Good Samaritan Laws in Oregon appeared first on Pa

Legal Writing Prof Blog

  • 16-Jan-20

    CFP: Global Legal Skills Conference in Bari, Italy in May 2020

    CFP: Global Legal Skills Conference in Bari, Italy in May 2020
    The Global Legal Skills Conference shares the latest teaching techniques and materials for international legal skills education and for teaching lawyers and law students who speak English as a second language. The GLS conference originated at The John Marshall Law...
  • 15-Jan-20

    Kimble Center for Legal Drafting

    Kimble Center for Legal Drafting
    We congratulate Western Michigan University Thomas Cooley Law School for creating the Kimble Center for Legal Drafting, named in honor of Joseph Kimble, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Cooley. The Kimble Center is intended to serve both an academic and...
  • 14-Jan-20

    Last Call for Nominations for the Scribes Law-Review Award

    Last Call for Nominations for the Scribes Law-Review Award
    Each year, Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—sponsors a legal writing competition to recognize an outstanding note or comment written by a law student who is associated with a student-edited law review or journal. This award has the distinction of...

Washington Bike Law (Bob Anderton)

  • 27-Dec-19

    Dogs of WBL: Millie

    Dogs of WBL: Millie
    Millie’s humans are Jessica and her husband Niels. Favorite ride: I once got to ride over 100km on Niels’ back in the Outer Banks in North Carolina! I love the beach and being warm so this was my favorite ride! Favorite treat:  Despite living with two humans who eat a plant-based diet, my favorite treat … Continue reading Dogs of WBL: Millie
  • 27-Dec-19

    Working to Make Vision Zero a Reality

    Working to Make Vision Zero a Reality
    Washington Bike Law doesn’t just represent individual clients, we work to make Vision Zero a reality by holding road designers responsible for unsafe streets. Vision Zero is an international strategy to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for everyone. Washington Bike Law recently settled a case against the … Continue readin
  • 05-Aug-19

    2019 Awards for Making Streets Safer and Better for People

    2019 Awards for Making Streets Safer and Better for People
    On August 4, 2019 at Seattle Neighborhood Greenways (SNG)’s Feast in the Street celebration, Bob Anderton announced the 2019 award winners. In announcing the awards, Bob Anderton said, ” I am a bike lawyer. I’ve been representing people injured on our streets for more than a quarter century. I founded Washington Bike Law not just … Continue reading 2019 Awards for Making Streets

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

  • 18-Dec-19

    "The Decade Class Actions Were Gutted"

    "The Decade Class Actions Were Gutted"
    An article in Slate today addresses the Supreme Court's cases greatly restricting the availability of class actions as a recourse for the powerless against the powerful, largely through an atextual expansion of the Federal Arbitration Act. As the article notes,...
  • 17-Dec-19

    Why a Wealth Tax is Definitely Constitutional

    Why a Wealth Tax is Definitely Constitutional
    That's the name of this article by law profs John Brooks and David Gamage. Here is the abstract: Wealth tax reform proposals are playing a major role in the 2020 presidential campaign. However, some opponents of these wealth tax reform...
  • 17-Dec-19

    EEOC flips position and decides forced arbitration of discrimination claims is totally okay.

    EEOC flips position and decides forced arbitration of discrimination claims is totally okay.
    "The EEOC voted 2-1 to rescind its position that mandatory arbitration agreements that keep discrimination claims out of court clash with the civil rights laws the agency enforces." Read about it here.

Keenan Trial Blog

  • 13-Dec-19

    HAVE YOU BEEN TO AN EDGE SEMINAR LATELY?

    HAVE YOU BEEN TO AN EDGE SEMINAR LATELY?
    By Mindy Bish When was the last time you attended an Edge seminar? Are you a KTI grad who thinks the material at the seminars is too “fundamental” for what you now know? Or maybe you think to yourself, “I have been to all the seminars now more than once, there is just nothing new […]
  • 06-Dec-19

    PROFILES IN COURAGE: THE POWER OF PRINCIPLE

    PROFILES IN COURAGE: THE POWER OF PRINCIPLE
    By Don Keenan Before reading further, I want to encourage you all to watch this video: https://youtu.be/6uVbJiC2KCM. It is embedded in an article published on the Defense Litigation Insider website, entitled “The Reptile Slithers into Massachusetts and Makes History.” Y’all learn in the Keenan Trial Institute mediation course (both undergraduate and graduate levels), that you […]
  • 28-Nov-19

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

The Legal Examiner

  • 22-Nov-19

    Ten People Hospitalized After Receiving Insulin Instead of Flu Shots

    Ten People Hospitalized After Receiving Insulin Instead of Flu Shots
    One of the most frequent types of medical malpractice is medical errors. While most people may think of surgical errors or misdiagnosis are the only… The post Ten People Hospitalized After Receiving Insulin Instead of Flu Shots appeared first on The Legal Examiner.
  • 22-Nov-19

    ‘Dark Waters’ highlights a nationwide danger

    ‘Dark Waters’ highlights a nationwide danger
    Dark Waters hits theaters today. The movie tells the true story of a corporate environmental defense attorney who follows two farmers’ hunch that a DuPont… The post ‘Dark Waters’ highlights a nationwide danger appeared first on The Legal Examiner.
  • 22-Nov-19

    Heartburn Medicine Recalled Because of Cancer Concerns

    Heartburn Medicine Recalled Because of Cancer Concerns
    As consumers, we depend on government agencies, like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), that are tasked with making… The post Heartburn Medicine Recalled Because of Cancer Concerns appeared first on The Legal Examiner.

Corporate Crime Reporter

  • 16-Nov-19

    Nick Schwellenbach on How Monsanto Lawyers Nixed a Felony Charge

    Nick Schwellenbach on How Monsanto Lawyers Nixed a Felony Charge
    On August 28, 2019, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) ran a story by Adam Zagorin and Nick Schwellenbach titled Overruled: Top Justice Department Appointees Quash Felony Charge Against Monsanto. Zagorin and Schwellenbach reported that earlier this year, Justice Department prosecutors were on the verge of charging biotech giant Monsanto with a felony for illegally […] The post Nick S
  • 08-Nov-19

    Crowell & Moring Partner David Robbins on Procurement Fraud Mandatory Disclosure And Suspension and Debarment

    Crowell & Moring Partner David Robbins on Procurement Fraud Mandatory Disclosure And Suspension and Debarment
    There has been a rule on the books now for more than ten years. It’s called the mandatory disclosure rule.  And it requires federal contractors to timely disclose credible evidence of a law violation involving fraud, conflict of interest, or bribery, a violation of the False Claims Act, or a significant overpayment in connection with […] The post Crowell & Moring Partner David Robbins o
  • 06-Nov-19

    Families Call for Resignation of Boeing Chairman David Calhoun

    Families Call for Resignation of Boeing Chairman David Calhoun
    The parents of Samya Rose Stumo, who was killed in the Boeing crash of a 737 MAX8 plane in Ethiopia March 10, are calling on Boeing Chairman of the Board David Calhoun to resign after Calhoun told CNBC that Boeing did “everything right” after two crashes of the plane. Michael Stumo, Samya’s father, and Nadia […] The post Families Call for Resignation of Boeing Chairman David Calhoun appeared

Drug Injury Watch

  • 22-Oct-19

    Imbruvica-Related Hypertension And Associated Serious Side Effects Examined In New Medical Study

    Imbruvica-Related Hypertension And Associated Serious Side Effects Examined In New Medical Study
    Significant Increased Risk Of Cardiotoxic Events Such As Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, And Cardiovascular Death (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) In the medical literature, more attention is paid to the cardiovascular safety of Imbruvica (ibrutinib), this time with the focus being on Imbruvica-related hypertension and associated serious side effects such as arrhythmias, myocardial infar
  • 15-Oct-19

    Patients Treated With Imbruvica Had Increased Rate Of Fatal Cardiac Events Compared To Conventional Chemotherapy

    Patients Treated With Imbruvica Had Increased Rate Of Fatal Cardiac Events Compared To Conventional Chemotherapy
    Cardiovascular Adverse Drug Reactions Often Occurred Soon After Administration Of Imbruvica, According To Recent Medical Study (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Patients treated with Imbruvica (ibrutinib) had an increased occurrence of severe and sometimes fatal cardiac events, with Imbruvica cardiovascular toxicities suspected in these higher serious side effects rates, according to a r
  • 09-Oct-19

    Lemtrada Adverse Events May Occur More Frequently Than Previously Noted By Drug Safety Regulators And Researchers

    Lemtrada Adverse Events May Occur More Frequently Than Previously Noted By Drug Safety Regulators And Researchers
    Ten Deaths Identified As Being Most Probably Related To Lemtrada, With Six Of These Cases Not Previously Reported, According To New Study (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) UPDATE: "Dear Healthcare Professional Letter" sent October 15, 2019 by sanofi-aventis Canada Inc.: LEMTRADA (alemtuzumab) - Risk of Autoimmune Hepatitis, Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, and Associated Serious Card

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

  • 26-Sep-19

    The Short Guide To Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation

    The Short Guide To Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation
    Over at our sister blog, Business Law Prof Blog, Professor Ben Edwards has been making his way through my recent book, Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation. He does an excellent job of both summarizing and commentating on...
  • 22-Aug-19

    Douglas Smith on a Shift in the Preemption Landscape

    Douglas Smith on a Shift in the Preemption Landscape
    Douglas Smith (Kirkland & Ellis LLP) has posted to SSRN his article, A Shift in the Preemption Landscape?, Tenn. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: This article discusses the Supreme Court's recent decision in Merck, Sharp & Dohme v....
  • 06-Aug-19

    Five Thoughts on Today's Opioid Hearing on a "Negotiation Class"

    Five Thoughts on Today's Opioid Hearing on a "Negotiation Class"
    Judge Dan Polster entertained a motion to certify a Rule 23(b)(3) negotiation class today in the federal Opiate MDL. Here are a few of my thoughts after listening in. 1. I find myself reluctantly agreeing with the distributor defendants (who...

Brennan Center for Justice

  • 01-Aug-19

    Border Agents’ Secret Facebook Group Highlights Social Media Vetting Risks for Immigrants

    Border Agents’ Secret Facebook Group Highlights Social Media Vetting Risks for Immigrants
    Border Agents’ Secret Facebook Group Highlights Social Media Vetting Risks for ImmigrantsThe following originally appeared in Just Security With the recent news of a secret Facebook group of current and former Border Patrol agents whose members mock the suffering and deaths of migrants, the American public got a glimpse of the xenophobic culture in the nation’s largest f
  • 31-Jul-19

    Voter Purge Rates Remain High, Analysis Finds

    Voter Purge Rates Remain High, Analysis Finds
    Voter Purge Rates Remain High, Analysis Finds Using data released by the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in June, a new Brennan Center analysis has found that between 2016 and 2018, counties with a history of voter discrimination have continued purging people from the rolls at much higher rates than other counties. This phenomenon began after the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in S
  • 10-Jul-18

    Thomas v. Bryant

    Thomas v. Bryant
    Thomas v. BryantThursday, August 1, 2019 - 5:15pmThree African-American voters in Mississippi filed a lawsuit alleging that State Senate District 22 violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

SCOTUSblog

  • 12-Jul-19

    Battle over border wall comes to the court

    Battle over border wall comes to the court
    The battle over the Trump administration’s efforts to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border came to the Supreme Court today, as the federal government asked the justices to block a lower-court order that barred the government from using $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds for construction of the wall. The lawsuit in which the justices […] The post Battle over border wall comes to the court ap
  • 12-Jul-19

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Amy Howe reports for this blog that yesterday “President Donald Trump announced that his administration will end its battle to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census … two weeks after the Supreme Court blocked the government from including the question.” For The New York Times, Katie Rogers and others report that the president “instructed the […] The post Friday round-
  • 11-Jul-19

    Trump administration ends effort to include citizenship question on 2020 census

    Trump administration ends effort to include citizenship question on 2020 census
    This afternoon President Donald Trump announced that his administration will end its battle to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. The news came two weeks after the Supreme Court blocked the government from including the question, with the court’s four liberal justices joining Chief Justice John Roberts in ruling that the reason […] The post Trump administration ends eff

Citizen Vox

  • 11-Jul-19

    Visit us at citizen.org

    Visit us at citizen.org
    After 13 years of serving as the primary blog for Public Citizen, CitizenVox is closing its doors. Please visit us at the newly redesigned citizen.org, our one-stop shop for all of our work.
  • 02-May-19

    House Democrats: Anti-Regulatory Legislation “Dead on Arrival”

    House Democrats: Anti-Regulatory Legislation “Dead on Arrival”
    As the saying goes, “elections have consequences.” Donald Trump’s election certainly has, leading  to the rolling back and gutting of hundreds of regulations that protect the health and safety of workers, consumers, children, minorities and the environment. However, the most recent power shift—the House moving to leadership by a pro-safeguards majority– has begun providing a […]
  • 30-Apr-19

    Postal Banking Could Help the USPS’s Bottom Line While Serving Millions of Struggling Families Mainstream Banking Has Left Behind

    Postal Banking Could Help the USPS’s Bottom Line While Serving Millions of Struggling Families Mainstream Banking Has Left Behind
    No one policy can correct the injustice of so many Americans being unable to access retail banking and forced to utilize more financially dangerous services, but one way to broaden access to responsible financial services is to allow the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide some basic banking services. “Postal banking” could help ensure that all Americans have a safe, trusted source of low-cost,

Dwyer Williams Potter

  • 11-Jun-19

    The Benefits of Hiring a Slip and Fall Attorney in Oregon

    The Benefits of Hiring a Slip and Fall Attorney in Oregon
    If you are involved in a trip, slip or fall accident, you need to talk with a lawyer right away. These are very tough cases to win. With that said, you certainly don’t want to ... Read More
  • 07-Jun-19

    Why a Truck Accident Lawyer is Critical to Winning

    Why a Truck Accident Lawyer is Critical to Winning
    Winning a truck accident case is no easy feat. In fact, if you don’t have a lawyer to represent you, it’s nearly impossible to win. There are several important pieces to your case that need ... Read More
  • 04-Jun-19

    Choosing the Right Truck Accident Attorney

    Choosing the Right Truck Accident Attorney
    If you were involved in a semi-truck accident, there is no question about it: you need a lawyer. Don’t think for a second that you can go at this alone. The insurance companies that represent ... Read More

Marler Blog: Food Litigation

  • 07-Jun-19

    Hepatitis A on National Doughnut Day

    Hepatitis A on National Doughnut Day
    Here is a great way to step on the National Doughnut Day message. Health officials in New Jersey’s Gloucester County are warning Dunkin’ Donuts customers about possible Hepatitis A exposure and urging people to get vaccinated. A worker at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 460 Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd. in Turnersville tested positive for the communicable liver disease,... Continue Reading
  • 06-Jun-19

    Hey, have I said I love my job?

    Hey, have I said I love my job?
    Today is World Food Safety day. I got this email from Jeff Benedict, author of “Poisoned,” this AM after he gave a speech to a food service business yesterday – I cut out the names to protect the “innocent.” …was a great experience in Chicago.  I spoke to 400 or 500 attendees at the __________ Foodservice... Continue Reading
  • 05-Jun-19

    Hepatitis A in the U.S. – a preventable killer that we are Fu%&ing up

    Hepatitis A in the U.S. – a preventable killer that we are Fu%&ing up
    One of my best lawyers lives in Kentucky.  He makes Marler Clark within a few hours flight of anyone in the United Sates.  But, what is happening in his home state makes me worry about him and his family.  According to the Kentucky Department of Health, Kentucky’s latest death from hepatitis A reported this week by... Continue Reading

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Kids In Danger

  • 31-May-19

    Tell Facebook Marketplace to Allow Users to Report Recalled Products

    Tell Facebook Marketplace to Allow Users to Report Recalled Products
    800 million people in 70 countries use Facebook Marketplace every month to buy new and used products such as toys, cribs, and furniture. Shockingly, Facebook Marketplace does not allow users to report recalled products. In 2018, over 2 million units... Read More
  • 28-May-19

    Beat the Heat – Tips to Avoid Summer Heat Dangers

    Beat the Heat – Tips to Avoid Summer Heat Dangers
    As summer approaches, children can play outside and enjoy the warm weather. The heat outside can make some products dangerous. Here are some important reminders to keep in mind when going out with your child this summer. Never leave babies... Read More
  • 22-May-19

    Family Voices: Real-Life Stories of Hazardous Products

    Family Voices: Real-Life Stories of Hazardous Products
    Have you read our Family Voices stories? Each one is written by a family member of a child who was tragically killed or injured by a hazardous product such as faulty cribs, furniture tip-overs, and toys. Family Voices stories also... Read More

Lawyerist

  • 01-May-19

    Podcast #222: Doing Even More with Less Time, with Allison Shields

    Podcast #222: Doing Even More with Less Time, with Allison Shields
    In this episode with Allison Shields, we pick up where left off in Episode #22, talking about productivity mindset, delegation, and how better organization sets lawyers up for success. Allison Shields Allison Shields helps lawyers create more productive, profitable, and enjoyable law practices. She works with lawyers on the business side of their practices. She […] The post Podcast #222: Doi
  • 24-Apr-19

    Podcast #221: The State of the Legal Profession, with ABA President Robert Carlson

    Podcast #221: The State of the Legal Profession, with ABA President Robert Carlson
    In this episode with ABA president Robert M. Carlson, we talk about what it means to lead a large and multifaceted legal organization in a time of technology change and innovation. We also cover the ABA’s new membership dues structure, what it hopes to achieve, and what a much-diminished ABA membership would mean for the […] The post Podcast #221: The State of the Legal Profession, with ABA
  • 17-Apr-19

    Podcast #220: Should You Start Your Law Firm as a B Corp?, with Kim Pray and Kate Kilberg

    Podcast #220: Should You Start Your Law Firm as a B Corp?, with Kim Pray and Kate Kilberg
    In this episode with Kim and Kate, we talk about B Corporations, including what they are, what problem Kim and Kate were trying to solve that they couldn’t with a regular corporation, and what they know now about B Corps that they wish they had known when they first started their law firm. Kimberly Pray […] The post Podcast #220: Should You Start Your Law Firm as a B Corp?, with Kim Pray and

Washington Labor and Employment Blog

  • 07-Mar-19

    Officer Has No Right to Privacy in Pre-Employment Polygraph Test

    Officer Has No Right to Privacy in Pre-Employment Polygraph Test
    By: Cynthia McNabb and Clive Pontusson In Sheats v. City of East Wenatchee, the Washington Court of Appeals determined that a Police Officer could not prevent the disclosure of the pre-employment polygraph test he took when he applied for employment with the East Wenatchee Police Department. Even though a polygraph report is generally exempt from […] The post Officer Has No Right to Privacy
  • 07-Mar-19

    Employee Can Bring Lawsuit Before L&I Concludes Wage Complaint; May Have Claim for Wrongful Discharge

    Employee Can Bring Lawsuit Before L&I Concludes Wage Complaint; May Have Claim for Wrongful Discharge
    By: Cynthia McNabb and Clive Pontusson In Peiffer v. Pro-Cut Concrete, an employee sued his employer for altering his timecards and shorting him on reported wages. Charles Peiffer claimed that Pro-Cut had unfairly withheld his wages. He filed a complaint with the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) who took over fourteen (14) months to […] The post Employee Can Bring Laws
  • 03-Jan-19

    Florida Chief of Police’s Statements Not Protected By First Amendment

    Florida Chief of Police’s Statements Not Protected By First Amendment
    By: Loyd Willaford and Clive Pontusson In Santarlas v. City of Coleman, a federal court ruled that a Chief of Police who was tasked with securing funding for the Department and complained about misuse of public funds was speaking as part of his job duties, not as a private citizen. As a result, the Chief’s […] The post Florida Chief of Police’s Statements Not Protected By First Amendment app

American Consumer

  • 25-Jun-17

    A Realistic Healthcare Solution for America

    A Realistic Healthcare Solution for America
    by Thomas HintonWhile the United States arguably has the finest healthcare professionals and treatment facilities in the world, we are sadly lacking in delivering the finest healthcare to our citizens. Many Americans still cannot access healthcare because of the prohibitive cost, insurance restrictions, and arcane government regulations that work against health and wellness in our country.  T
  • 15-Oct-15

    What Do Consumers Care About in 2015?

    What Do Consumers Care About in 2015?
    It's autumn. Leaves are changing colors and the nights are cooler. There's a crispness in the weekend air as football returns and major league baseball teams try to make it to the World Series. There's a certain excitement as kids go back to school, make new friends and Halloween approaches.While times are good and appear to be getting better, still consumers have some strong concerns that politic
  • 11-Jun-15

    NCUA Needs to Expedite Credit Union Options for Consumers

    NCUA Needs to Expedite Credit Union Options for Consumers
    During the past 18 months, thousands of consumers across the nation have joined the American Consumer Council and its 46 state consumer councils because they want to take advantage of our financial education programs which we host with partnering credit unions. Consumers are also looking for personalized financial services such as low-interest home loans, college loans and chip-and-pin credit card

Stephanie Mencimer | Mother Jones

  • 05-Jun-17

    That's It For Today

    That's It For Today
    This is my last post for the day. Starting in a few minutes we'll be replacing the guts of our website with something newer and better than what we have now, and no one at MoJo is allowed to edit the site until we're done. That will be Tuesday morning according to our tech boffins. I fully expect everything to go flawlessly during this conversion, because that's how things usually go with comput
  • 05-Jun-17

    The Intercept Discloses Top-Secret NSA Document on Russia Hacking Aimed at US Voting System

    The Intercept Discloses Top-Secret NSA Document on Russia Hacking Aimed at US Voting System
    On Monday, the Intercept published a classified internal NSA document noting that Russian military intelligence mounted an operation to hack at least one US voting software supplier—which provided software related to voter registration files—in the months prior to last year's presidential contest. It has previously been reported that Russia attempted to hack into voter registration sy
  • 05-Jun-17

    Lunchtime Photo

    Lunchtime Photo
    The East Basin in Dana Point harbor.

The Life Insurance Lawyer

  • 05-Jun-17

    That's It For Today

    That's It For Today
    This is my last post for the day. Starting in a few minutes we'll be replacing the guts of our website with something newer and better than what we have now, and no one at MoJo is allowed to edit the site until we're done. That will be Tuesday morning according to our tech boffins. I fully expect everything to go flawlessly during this conversion, because that's how things usually go with comput
  • 05-Jun-17

    The Intercept Discloses Top-Secret NSA Document on Russia Hacking Aimed at US Voting System

    The Intercept Discloses Top-Secret NSA Document on Russia Hacking Aimed at US Voting System
    On Monday, the Intercept published a classified internal NSA document noting that Russian military intelligence mounted an operation to hack at least one US voting software supplier—which provided software related to voter registration files—in the months prior to last year's presidential contest. It has previously been reported that Russia attempted to hack into voter registration sy
  • 05-Jun-17

    Lunchtime Photo

    Lunchtime Photo
    The East Basin in Dana Point harbor.

Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

  • 27-Apr-16

    Summary: Viewpoints on the Nuances of IVC Filter Usage

    Summary: Viewpoints on the Nuances of IVC Filter Usage
    Endovascular Today published an article in July 2014 in which three doctors well-versed in dealing with inferior vena cava (IVC) filters were interviewed for their opinions on indications, patient follow-up & retrieval rates and the prophylactic use of the devices. The three interviewees were: •    Dr. William T. Kuo, MD, FSIR, FCCP FCIRSE; Director, Interventional... Continue Reading
  • 27-Apr-16

    Summary: Inferior Vena Cava Filters in the United States: Less is More

    Summary: Inferior Vena Cava Filters in the United States: Less is More
    In an article published in the International Journal of Cardiology in 2014, Drs. Mohamad Alkhouli and Riyaz Bashir question the efficacy of the inferior vena cava (IVC) filter as a device for routine use and raise cautions about the apparent lack of retrieval of these temporary filters, particularly in U.S. patients. There is little doubt... Continue Reading
  • 01-Oct-15

    Beginning of the End for Monsanto?

    Beginning of the End for Monsanto?
    A former farm worker named Enrique Rubio may just be the right “David” to take down “Goliath” chemical company Monsanto. Rubio filed suit against the manufacturer of Roundup® early last week, claiming that the company’s infamous herbicide is the cause of his bone cancer and inability to work. Roundup’s® safety has been hotly debated for... Continue Reading

WV Justice for All

  • 07-Jan-16

    Legislature Not Being “Good Steward of Tax Dollars”

    Legislature Not Being “Good Steward of Tax Dollars”
    TAKE ACTION NOW! Remind Bill Cole, Tim Armstead and your legislators that actions speak louder than words.  Their first responsibility is to West Virginia taxpayers—not out-of-state, special interests.  Tell them “NO” to an expensive intermediate court we don’t need and can’t afford. … Continue reading →
  • 18-Dec-15

    WV Lawmakers Bamboozled, Limited Your Rights

    WV Lawmakers Bamboozled, Limited Your Rights
    Bamboozle [bam-boo-zuhl] – to deceive or get the better of someone by trickery, flattery or the like; humbug; hoodwink Tell West Virginia legislators to protect your constitutional rights! Don’t let them get bamboozled again! Sign the petition!   Noted astronomer … Continue reading →
  • 29-Oct-15

    Proposed Intermediate Court Unnecessary, Wastes Tax Dollars

    Proposed Intermediate Court Unnecessary, Wastes Tax Dollars
    Read our blog to learn more and then sign our petition.  Tell state lawmakers West Virginia doesn’t have money to burn! The State of West Virginia is just one-quarter of the way through its current fiscal year, and Gov. Earl … Continue reading →

Trial Ad (and other) Notes

  • 13-Apr-15

    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 animated video summarizes the findings:And this video summarizes it without the graphics:  Other National Academies publications in Law and Justi
  • 09-Apr-15

    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 consensus understands Gideon’s promise to be largely, sadly, unfulfilled. Yet in truth, we possess precious little hard evidence about the state of indigent d
  • 03-Apr-15

    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

Legal As She Is Spoke

  • 06-Dec-13

    When Cultural Inspiration Crosses The Line

    When Cultural Inspiration Crosses The Line
    By Nicole Rowlands In late October, the Fashion Institute at Fordham Law School sponsored an event that addressed the issue of cultural appropriation (or rather, misappropriation) in the fashion industry. More specifically, the event advertisement asked the following: “When it comes to culture, the world’s closets are filled with borrowed and reimagined finery – but […] The post When Cultura
  • 03-Dec-13

    Baby Steps

    Baby Steps
    By Halina Schiffman-Shilo As LASIS has previously reported, former Texas prosecutor and judge, Ken Anderson, was found guilty of prosecutorial misconduct in a murder case that put an innocent man behind bars for almost 25 years. Just this month, in a special court of inquiry, Mr. Anderson was sentenced to ten days in prison on […] The post Baby Steps appeared first on Legal As She Is Spoke.
  • 26-Nov-13

    Taylor Swift’s “Next of Kin” Doesn’t Fly

    Taylor Swift’s “Next of Kin” Doesn’t Fly
    By Asher Hawkins  A small plane piloted by a Canadian amateur aviator crashed at a Nashville airport in late October. That, in itself, was not national news.  But when word spread that Michael Callan, the 45 year old pilot, had listed songstress Taylor Swift as his “next of kin” in documents on file with his […] The post Taylor Swift’s “Next of Kin” Doesn’t Fly appeared first on

EAGLE Member Blogs

Menzer Law

  • 20-Jul-21

    How to Report a Nursing Home for Neglect in Washington

    How to Report a Nursing Home for Neglect in Washington
    Your loved one doesn’t give up their rights and freedoms by moving into a nursing home. Washington law is clear on that and codifies residents’ rights in the Revised Code of Washington, Chapter 70.129. Your loved one has the right to be free from abuse and neglect and to file a complaint alleging any abuse … The post How to Report a Nursing Home for Neglect in Washington appeared first on Me
  • 23-Jan-21

    How to File a Nursing Home Abuse Claim

    How to File a Nursing Home Abuse Claim
    Realizing that someone may have hurt your loved one at their nursing home is heartbreaking. Watching an older relative move into a facility is difficult enough. You need to trust that they will receive excellent and compassionate care. When you learn that might not be the case, you need to know what to do next.  … The post How to File a Nursing Home Abuse Claim appeared first on Menzer Law F
  • 14-Dec-20

    Liability for Nursing Homes During Covid-19

    Liability for Nursing Homes During Covid-19
    Did your relative pass away from COVID-19 while living in a nursing home or other type of long-term care facility? The Seattle area was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and no one was more at risk than the elderly. Though the state and local governments have worked to reduce the spread of the virus, … The post Liability for Nursing Homes During Covid-19 appeared first on Menzer Law Firm

Seattle Insurance and ERISA Blog - McKean Evans

  • 24-Jun-21

    How do I know if the insurance policy I got through my employer is subject to ERISA?

    How do I know if the insurance policy I got through my employer is subject to ERISA?
    ERISA governs most insurance employees receive through their employers. But there are exceptions. Determining whether insurance a person gets through their employer is governed by ERISA can be complicated. This is important because whether ERISA applies to an insurance policy determines the insured’s rights and the insurer’s obligations. If ERISA applies, the insurer must follow …
  • 26-Apr-21

    ERISA Plan Administrators Can Be Sued Under State Law Where Performing Non-Fiduciary Functions Says Ninth Circuit

    ERISA Plan Administrators Can Be Sued Under State Law Where Performing Non-Fiduciary Functions Says Ninth Circuit
    Suppose a person is ready to retire but wants to make sure they’ll be financially secure in their retirement before they stop working. Calculating their pension benefits is confusing and arcane. Luckily, their employer’s pension plan website has a benefit calculator. This person plugs in their information and is told they’ll receive $2,000 a month … Continue reading ERISA P
  • 30-Mar-21

    Washington State Insurance News Roundup: Credit Scores, Surprise Medical Billing, and Vaccines

    Washington State Insurance News Roundup: Credit Scores, Surprise Medical Billing, and Vaccines
    Washington State’s Office of the Insurance Commissioner (“OIC”) has had a busy March. The OIC, Washington State’s regulator responsible for overseeing insurance sold in Washington, issued several orders regarding discriminatory insurance pricing and the COVID pandemic. First, the OIC banned insurers from using credit scores to price insurance. The insurance commissioner fou

Colburn Law

  • 14-May-21

    Who Is At Fault in a Chain Reaction Car Accident?

    Who Is At Fault in a Chain Reaction Car Accident?
    Car accidents are rarely straightforward. While some collisions involve only two vehicles and showcase obvious liability, others are more complex, sometimes involving three or more cars. Since Washington is a fault accident state, it is important to identify who is at fault in a chain-reaction car accident. However, the process can be complicated, requiring extensive read more The post Who Is At F
  • 11-May-21

    Experiencing Delayed Pain After a Car Accident

    Experiencing Delayed Pain After a Car Accident
    Car accidents can lead to multiple types of injuries. Some of these injuries, such as broken bones or lacerations, are often obvious immediately after the collision. Other injuries do not appear for hours or even days after a car accident. Delayed back pain, including sciatica, is common after a motor vehicle collision. Causes and Symptoms read more The post Experiencing Delayed Pain After a Car A
  • 07-May-21

    What Is Auto Gap Insurance and What Does It Cover?

    What Is Auto Gap Insurance and What Does It Cover?
    As a fault-based insurance state, Washington requires all drivers to carry minimum amounts of liability insurance. In addition to requiring coverage, you may also choose to purchase optional policies such as collision coverage or uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance (UM/UIM). Another form of optional insurance in Washington is gap insurance, which covers the gap between what you read more The

Premier Law Group

  • 01-Apr-21

    Expertise Awards Premier Law Group As Best Car Accident Lawyers In Renton In 2021

    Expertise Awards Premier Law Group As Best Car Accident Lawyers In Renton In 2021
    It is an honor for Premier Law Group to receive the “Best Car Accident Lawyers in Renton 2021” award. Our mission at Premier Law Group will always be to provide the very best legal service to our clients. Not just in Renton, but in Seattle, Bellevue, and Federal Way as well. After hearing about receiving […] The post Expertise Awards Premier Law Group As Best Car Accident Lawyers
  • 13-Mar-21

    Federal Way Couple T-Boned In Auto Accident

    Federal Way Couple T-Boned In Auto Accident
    It has been an honor for Premier Law Group to help Estrella and Fernando C. win nearly $100,000 for their auto accident case. Being in a car crash is a scary experience, and dealing with the complicated legal system that follows is a daunting task. As fellow locals of Federal Way, Estrella and Fernando knew […] The post Federal Way Couple T-Boned In Auto Accident appeared first on Seattle Pe
  • 20-Feb-21

    Auto Accident In Federal Way Gives Woman Permanent Injuries

    Auto Accident In Federal Way Gives Woman Permanent Injuries
    A woman was permanently injured following an auto accident in Federal Way. Unfortunately, we help people every day who experience this same tragedy. Fortunately for Michelle G, however, she called the right place. Our expert auto accident lawyers knew what to do, and fought hard on Michelle’s behalf. The driver who hit her didn’t have insurance, so the […] The post Auto Accident In Federal W

Coluccio Law

  • 30-Mar-21

    What should I do after a car crash in Seattle?

    What should I do after a car crash in Seattle?
    A car wreck can happen when you least expect it, leaving you with expenses for injuries, damages and psychological suffering. There is a reason we don’t use the term ‘car accident’ at Coluccio Law, we instead use the term ‘car crash.’ We say crash because the word ‘accident’ implies that no one was at fault. [...] The post What should I do after a car crash in Seattle? appeared first on Coluccio L
  • 15-Mar-21

    3 practical ways to help after a traumatic or unexpected death

    3 practical ways to help after a traumatic or unexpected death
    While this information is directed toward helping people dealing with an unexpected death from a car crash, it may apply in other traumatic deaths.  In the hours and days after a fatal crash, it is helpful to have someone around who is practical and accustomed to managing stressful situations. Here are three practical ways [...] The post 3 practical ways to help after a traumatic or unexpected dea
  • 08-Mar-21

    How we determine who is responsible for a multi-car pileup

    How we determine who is responsible for a multi-car pileup
    As snow and ice have covered a good portion of the country in recent weeks, it's been hard to avoid the images of multi-car pileup crashes that often resemble parking lots, or in the worst cases, vehicle scrap yards. The videos of a massive pileup in Texas involved more than 130 vehicles over nearly a [...] The post How we determine who is responsible for a multi-car pileup appeared first on Coluc

Nelson Boyd Attorneys

  • 21-Jan-21

    Fact or Fiction: The Other Driver’s Insurance Company Will Pay Your Medical Bills

    Fact or Fiction: The Other Driver’s Insurance Company Will Pay Your Medical Bills
    You were in a car wreck.  It wasn’t your fault.  The other driver apologized for causing the wreck and their insurance company said it “accepted liability.”  This means that the other driver’s insurance company will pay your collision related medical bills as they are incurred, right?  WRONG! This is a …
  • 13-Nov-20

    MYTH: The Other Insurance Company Doesn’t Want to Go to Court

    MYTH: The Other Insurance Company Doesn’t Want to Go to Court
    Sometimes, people tell us they don’t think they need an attorney after they were injured “because I’m going to negotiate with the insurance company myself and they don’t want to go to court.”  WRONG. For years now, the insurance industry, with the help of the media, has been polluting jurors …
  • 10-Nov-20

    What happens if I’m injured by a scooter?

    What happens if I’m injured by a scooter?
    If you are injured by someone who is riding a scooter, your rights are the same as if that person caused a car crash.  You are entitled to reimbursement for your medical bills, wage loss, and damaged personal property.  You are also entitled to be paid for your pain and …

Davis Law Group - Chris Davis

  • 21-Jan-21

    Drunk Driver Causes Rollover Collision on I-5

    Drunk Driver Causes Rollover Collision on I-5
    Four people were injured by a drunk-driver in a rollover accident on I-5 Wednesday.The collision shut down multiple lanes of I-5 just south of the I-90 ramps for hours as State Patrol troopers conducted their investigation. According to state troopers, an SUV driver was attempting to change lanes when it struck one vehicle and sideswiped another causing the SUV and the first car struck t
  • 15-Jan-21

    One Driver Injured in Hit and Run Accident on I-5 in Lakewood

    One Driver Injured in Hit and Run Accident on I-5 in Lakewood
    A man has a broken leg after a hit-and-run driver caused a collision on I-5 in Lakewood Monday afternoon. The 20-year-old victim was injured while traveling south on I-5 near SR-512 Monday afternoon when the driver in front of him reportedly slammed on his brakes suddenly. The victim attempted to change lanes to avoid the braking driver but the driver reportedly also changed lanes, hitti
  • 08-Jan-21

    Two Injured In High-Speed, Fatal Collision on Camano Island

    Two Injured In High-Speed, Fatal Collision on Camano Island
    Two passengers were injured after a high-speed crash which also claimed the life of the driver on Camano Island last week.Troopers with the Washington State Patrol responded to reports of a fatal collision at approximately 11:30 a.m. on January 2 near the intersection of East Camano Drive and South Harman Place.According to news reports from the WSP, 20-year-old Isaiah P. Eschete of Camano Island

James McCormick

  • 15-Jan-21

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit following Avalanche Death In Silverton Avalanche School

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit following Avalanche Death In Silverton Avalanche School
    Lawsuit Targets Silverton Avalanche School The family of a Colorado man killed in a avalanche during a Level 2 avalanche education class is suing the avalanche school which sponsored the class he in which he was participating.  Also named in the suit were BCA, the maker of the airbag used by the skier, the guide… Read More The post Wrongful Death Lawsuit following Avalanche Death In Silverton Aval
  • 19-Nov-20

    Avoid the Need for Rescue this Winter

    Avoid the Need for Rescue this Winter
    As ski and snowboard season kicks off around the country, its time more than ever to be smart and be safe in the mountains The start of ski and snowboard season is always a good time to review mountain safety.  This year is no exception.  In fact, its probably more important now than ever due… Read More The post Avoid the Need for Rescue this Winter appeared first on James McCormick.
  • 22-Apr-20

    Class Action Filed Against Vail Resorts for Covid 19 Closures

    Class Action Filed Against Vail Resorts for Covid 19 Closures
    Vail Resorts Sued for Failing to Refund Epic Passes After Covid 19 Closures   In March, 2020 Vail Resorts made the bold decision to close all 34 of its ski resorts in North America.  That was no small decision with over a month of spring skiing left.  The closure also included all of their resort… Read More The post Class Action Filed Against Vail Resorts for Covid 19 Closures appeared first

D'Amore Law Group

  • 25-Nov-20

    Lawyer: 60 patients accuse West Linn doctor of sex abuse

    Lawyer: 60 patients accuse West Linn doctor of sex abuse
    Dozens of former patients of David Farley have come forward with similar stories of sexual abuse. In the month since four patients of former West Linn doctor David Farley filed a lawsuit alleging the doctor repeatedly sexually abused them, 60 more patients of Farley’s have come forward with similar stories, according to local attorney Tom... The post Lawyer: 60 patients accuse West Linn doct
  • 20-Nov-20

    What Are Employers’ Obligations with Regard to Sexual Harassment?

    What Are Employers’ Obligations with Regard to Sexual Harassment?
    When you go to work, you should not have to worry about the way you will be treated. All workers deserve to be treated with respect regardless of their occupation and seniority, and all workers deserve to be free from sexual harassment, discrimination, and abuse. Sadly, however, sexual harassment in the workplace is common. Sexual... The post What Are Employers’ Obligations with Regard to Sexual H
  • 05-Nov-20

    How to Prevent Accidents at Construction Sites

    How to Prevent Accidents at Construction Sites
    Construction site accidents happen with alarming frequency. Working in construction is the most dangerous occupation in the United States, and each year, construction workers throughout Oregon and Washington suffer serious – and in many cases life-altering – injuries. Despite the prevalence of construction site accidents, most of these accidents are avoidable. If contractors, subcontractors, and..

Emerald Law Group

  • 12-Nov-20

    Boy Scout Sex Abuse

    Boy Scout Sex Abuse
    In just a few days the “bar date” for Boy Scout sex abuse claims will run. Facing thousands of lawsuits for sexual abuse, the Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A bar date for filing a claim with the bankruptcy court by November 16, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST was set by […] The post Boy Scout Sex Abuse appeared first on Emerald Law Group.
  • 20-Oct-20

    DUI Injury Attorneys

    DUI Injury Attorneys
    At Emerald Law Group, we are DUI injury attorneys. When we talk about DUI injuries, we are often referring to injuries caused when a drunk driver hits our client. But it can also refer to a situation in which our client was a passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver that causes an […] The post DUI Injury Attorneys appeared first on Emerald Law Group.
  • 14-Oct-20

    Seattle leash laws and dog bites

    Seattle leash laws and dog bites
    At Emerald Law Group, we are Seattle dog bite lawyers representing people that have been attacked and injured by someone else’s dog. Often the dog that attacked one of our clients was not on a leash. However, we have represented clients in situations where the attack occurred even when the dog was on a leash. […] The post Seattle leash laws and dog bites appeared first on Emerald Law Group.

Lehmbecker Law

  • 08-Sep-20

    Seriously ill workers exposed to COVID-19 at work, unfairly denied worker’s compensation benefits

    Seriously ill workers exposed to COVID-19 at work, unfairly denied worker’s compensation benefits
    Workers in offices, retail stores, restaurants, factories, and agriculture have all been shown to be at increased risk for contracting Covid-19. However, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has only been accepting Worker’s Compensation claims from healthcare workers and first-responders–even though it is known that many other industries are COVID hotspots. 
  • 21-Aug-20

    Five Tips for Negotiating the Best Accident Settlement Possible

    Five Tips for Negotiating the Best Accident Settlement Possible
    Under the law, victims of serious accidents should be fully compensated for their injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies and defense attorneys will take every possible measure to pay as little compensation as possible to you, no matter how serious or life-altering your injuries may be. At Lehmbecker Law, we know firsthand just how much serious injuries…  [Continue reading] Fi
  • 23-Apr-20

    The Family Car Doctrine and Parents’ Potential Liability for the Conduct of Their Child

    The Family Car Doctrine and Parents’ Potential Liability for the Conduct of Their Child
    In Washington, a parent can be held liable for injury or damages caused by a family member driver if: The vehicle is owned, provided or maintained by the parent and used for family activities; The family member was driving the car at the time of the accident; and The vehicle was used with the express…  [Continue reading] The Family Car Doctrine and Parents’ Potential Liability for

Washington Oregon Lawyers Blog

  • 09-Jul-20

    Street Racing Puts the Public in Double Jeopardy

    Street Racing Puts the Public in Double Jeopardy
    In the past few months, local media outlets have reported on increases in speeding This includes reports of increases in people driving excessively fast, organized street racing, and the like.
  • 07-Jul-20

    A Boating Safety Refresher

    A Boating Safety Refresher
    All boat owners and operators should take time re-familiarize themselves with the necessary operational and safety rules. Although they can be a ton of fun, boats and PWC’s can also cause serious injuries when used unsafely, a fact borne out by the many boating injuries and fatalities that occur every year.
  • 02-Jul-20

    Driving in the Times of Coronavirus

    Driving in the Times of Coronavirus
    Safety is a global issue right now and although we must stay distanced from each other to remain safe, it is more important than ever that we pull together in the sense that we all try to conduct ourselves in a way that benefits the community and the greater good. A great place to start is out on the road.

The Seattle Personal Injury Blog (Chris Thayer)

  • 26-Jun-20

    Car Accidents Out of State

    Car Accidents Out of State
    Consider the following if you suffered injuries or property damage in a car accident in another state.
  • 19-Jun-20

    Insurance Company Tactics

    Insurance Company Tactics
    Insurance companies often turn adversarial when victims of accidents refuse to agree to accept settlement offers that do not properly or justly cover their expenses and damages.
  • 12-Jun-20

    Can I Receive Compensation in a Car Accident if I Was Not Wearing a Seat Belt?

    Can I Receive Compensation in a Car Accident if I Was Not Wearing a Seat Belt?
    If you are involved in a serious car accident and suffered injuries or losses, you may be wondering if you can still receive compensation if you were not wearing a seat belt.

Welch & Condon

  • 11-May-20

    COVID-19 and Social Distancing

    COVID-19 and Social Distancing
    “Social Distancing” – I bet that is not a phrase you used with regularity before this pandemic became a part of our lives! Now it’s an everyday part of our vocabulary.  Along with face masks, grocery home delivery,  hand sanitizer, and far too many workers laid off from their jobs – these are all a … Continue reading COVID-19 and Social Distancing
  • 20-Feb-20

    Office Careers – Part 2

    Office Careers – Part 2
    Part 2I’m adding a link to the second part of this story about Office Careers. I will say the workers comp legal community, myself included, have been raising concerns about Office Careers to the Department for years. It’s a bit disingenuous for Rich Wilson to claim ignorance. More than a dozen times, evidence that injured … Continue reading Office Careers – Part 2
  • 18-Feb-20

    Vocational Retraining

    Vocational Retraining
    Check out this investigative story from King 5 on Office Careers. Pushing injured works into a training program that provides them with no real marketable skills is just wrong. Either provide vocational assistance that provides them with real skills or acknowledge they are permanently disabled and provide the appropriate benefits.

Washington Workers' Advisor (Causey Law Firm)

  • 11-May-20

    BIIA Appeal Proceedings Will be Remote Until July 3rd

    BIIA Appeal Proceedings Will be Remote Until July 3rd
    All Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals appeal proceedings will be remote access until July 3rd. The Board has extended the period of time that Board offices will remain closed to the public due to the Coronavirus. The post BIIA Appeal Proceedings Will be Remote Until July 3rd appeared first on Washington Workers' Advisor.
  • 06-May-20

    COVID-19 Safety for Meat Packing Plants

    COVID-19 Safety for Meat Packing Plants
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued joint guidelines on COVID-19 safety for meat packing and processing plants on April 26, 2020. Meat and poultry processing facilities are a component of the critical infrastructure within the Food and Agriculture Sector. The post COVID-19 Safety for Meat Packing Plants appeared first on Washington
  • 04-May-20

    COVID-19 Safety on the Job site

    COVID-19 Safety on the Job site
    Requirements ensure COVID-19 safety on the job site. Know them and be sure they are being followed by you, your co-workers and your employer. Every worker must understand and participate in COVID-19 safety on the job site. We are all responsible for our own safety and we can all make a positive impact on the safety of others. The post COVID-19 Safety on the Job site appeared first on Washington W

The Trucking Watchdog - Kevin Coluccio

  • 05-Nov-19

    Court holds trucking companies 100% responsible for Skagit Bridge collapse

    Court holds trucking companies 100% responsible for Skagit Bridge collapse
    Last week, the Washington Supreme Court issued a ruling in the ongoing litigation between the State and trucking companies regarding the collapse of the I-5 Skagit River Bridge in 2013. Washington Supreme Court tells trucking companies, not WSDOT, to pay for I-5 Skagit bridge collapse While Judge Steven Gonzalez’ reasoning was not completely sound and [...] The post Court holds trucking companies
  • 28-Oct-19

    What causes (nearly all) the rollover and jackknife tractor-trailer crashes

    What causes (nearly all) the rollover and jackknife tractor-trailer crashes
    During my legal career of over 30 years, I have seen and handled a countless number of jackknifed tractor trailer crash cases. Nearly all of them have involved life altering or fatal injuries. Big semi-trucks are a common sight on our public roads.  Although they are a vital part of our transportation system, they can [...] The post What causes (nearly all) the rollover and jackknife tractor-trail
  • 23-Oct-19

    Truck route planning is a requirement – not an option

    Truck route planning is a requirement – not an option
    Train traffic near Lacey, Washington was stopped for several hours on Tuesday after a semi-truck crashed into a train trestle . Last month, a dump truck weighing approximately 15,000 pounds vehicle collapsed an "old, rickety bridge" in Snohomish County. Neither of those crashes should have happened. More and more often, I am seeing these reports [...] The post Truck route planning is a requirement

Paul Luvera Journal

  • 04-Nov-19

    PAUL NICHOLAS LUVERA, SR 1898 - 1990

    PAUL NICHOLAS LUVERA, SR 1898 - 1990
    Today is the anniversary of the death of my father, Paul Nicholas Luvera Sr. Born on March 25, 1898, he died in Anacortes, Washington on November 4, 1990 at the age of 92. I've published details of his extraordinary life...
  • 30-Oct-19

    THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND MARRIED PRIESTS

    THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND MARRIED PRIESTS
    In February 1497 a monk named Girolamo Savonarola led a movement to collect items they thought might entice people to sin or neglect their religious duties. He and his followers collected such things as artwork, cosmetics, instruments, dresses and books....
  • 29-Oct-19

    COMMUNION IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH USED AS A POLITICAL WEAPON BY SELF RIGHTEOUS RELIGIOUS

    COMMUNION IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH USED AS A POLITICAL WEAPON BY SELF RIGHTEOUS RELIGIOUS
    Democratic front-runner Joe Biden was denied communion by a priest at a South Carolina Catholic church over the weekend. Biden, a lifelong Catholic, stopped by Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence on Sunday, but was denied Holy Communion by Father...

Rivera Law Offices

  • 20-Oct-19

    R88 - Why Affirmative Action is Necessary for Diversity

    R88 - Why Affirmative Action is Necessary for Diversity
    I feel compelled to post this message.  PLEASE VOTE YES in favor of R-88.  Initiative 1000 (now R-88) was designed specifically to allow affirmative action without the use of quotas by the State of Washington.  This means that characteristics such as race, sex, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, and veteran status can be used as factors when cons
  • 06-Dec-18

    Access Your Electronic Medical Records

    Access Your Electronic Medical Records
    The law has changed how much medical providers can charge for medical records. For years, Washington law (RCW 70.02.010 and WAC 246-08-400) controlled what a provider could charge for coping records. This law was enacted because healthcare providers had to pay staff to manually photocopy the records. To off-set that expense, providers were allowed to charge per page for copies, often times $1.12 p
  • 06-Dec-18

    You Can’t Handle the Truth!!!

    You Can’t Handle the Truth!!!
    Did you know that when I present a car-crash case to a JURY, I CAN’T tell them that:The INSURANCE COMPANY pays the verdict, NOT the DRIVER that caused the collision.  The at-fault driver’s insurance company pays the verdict, their lawyer and ALL the fancy experts and trial exhibits.  The at-fault driver, the person who actually caused the collision won’t pay one single penny. &

Brett Murphy

  • 25-Sep-19

    What Is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?

    What Is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?
    In injury law, injuries are classified by severity. One category is “catastrophic,” and not all injuries fall into this category. A catastrophic injury, in personal injury law, doesn’t have a universal definition – which can make it even more complicated to understand. In general, these injuries have severe consequences that permanently impact a victim’s quality... The post What Is Considered a Ca
  • 06-Sep-19

    How Long Do I Have to Go to a Doctor after a Car Accident?

    How Long Do I Have to Go to a Doctor after a Car Accident?
    You have been in a motor vehicle accident, but you feel fine. You walked away, you have a few scrapes and bruises, but you don’t think it is serious. So, do you need to see a doctor? If you were involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, regardless of how you feel right... The post How Long Do I Have to Go to a Doctor after a Car Accident? appeared first on Brett McCandlis Brown & Conn
  • 25-Aug-19

    Which Part of the Spine is Most Commonly Injured and Why?

    Which Part of the Spine is Most Commonly Injured and Why?
    The spine has multiple areas of vulnerability, but the most at-risk area for injury is around the neck. If you are involved in an accident, you may experience whiplash in that area of the neck. In more severe accidents you could suffer from paralysis. To fully understand what makes the spine so vulnerable, you need... The post Which Part of the Spine is Most Commonly Injured and Why? appeared firs

Foster Law

The CMG Voice

  • 29-Jul-19

    Read Your Notes

    Read Your Notes
    Reading the notes generated from your medical visit can help you stay on top of your own health, including catching errors that may be corrected before harm results.
  • 22-Jul-19

    Unprofessional Surgeons have more Surgical Complications

    Unprofessional Surgeons have more Surgical Complications
    An article published recently in The Journal of the American Medical Association (“JAMA”) Surgery finds a correlation between surgeons’ (un)professional behavior and surgical complications.
  • 15-Jul-19

    Seeing a Robot Doctor: Artificial Intelligence In Medicine is Coming

    Seeing a Robot Doctor: Artificial Intelligence In Medicine is Coming
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used in medicine now, and will be to a greater degree in the future

Washington Personal Injury Law News (Chris Davis)

  • 10-Jun-19

    Employers May Be Liable If Employee or Visitor Dogs Attack

    Employers May Be Liable If Employee or Visitor Dogs Attack
    The 21st annual Take Your Dog To Work Day (“TYDTWDay”) is coming up on June 21, 2019.  The event was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1999 to encourage employers to experience the joys of pets in the workplace.  Although dogs at work may boost morale or create what appears to be a more friendly environment they can also create serious liability issues f
  • 10-Jun-19

    Passenger Killed In DUI Rollover Crash Near Ferndale

    Passenger Killed In DUI Rollover Crash Near Ferndale
    Police say that one passenger was killed and two others were injured in a rollover crash near Ferndale that was allegedly caused by an impaired driver.Officials say that the crash occurred just after 6 p.m. Sunday when a Ford 350 truck was traveling southbound on River Road in Ferndale. The driver allegedly began to lose control of the vehicle after encountering a curve on the roadway before crash
  • 06-Jun-19

    Student Injured In Hit-And-Run Near Mariner High School

    Student Injured In Hit-And-Run Near Mariner High School
    Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a 17-year-old high school student was struck by a Jeep SUV near Mariner High School Monday.According to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred Monday morning near the intersection of 124th Street Southwest and Fourth Avenue West in Everett, near the Mariner High School campus. Deputies told reporters that the Jeep was

Seattle Motor Vehicle Accident (Matthew Dubin)

  • 06-Jun-19

    What damages are available following a fatal accident?

    What damages are available following a fatal accident?
    The roads are a busy place. Numerous vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians share the road every day, trying to get from one place to another. And, in Seattle, the roadways see accidents on a daily basis. While many of these...
  • 31-May-19

    Pursuing a wrongful death action after a fatal crash

    Pursuing a wrongful death action after a fatal crash
    The roads of Seattle and the surrounding area can get busy. Whether it is rush hour traffic, traffic related to a sporting event or traffic because of a holiday, more vehicles mean more chances of a collision occurring. While...
  • 24-May-19

    Common causes of school bus crashes

    Common causes of school bus crashes
    Although the school year is coming to a close in Washington and other states, the safety of the children that ride these vehicles remains. While these massive vehicles are presumed safe, this does not make them immune from accidents....

The Harper law Blog - Ed Harper

John Christensen

  • 15-May-18

    Discussing the Puyallup Hepatitis C Outbreak Case

    Discussing the Puyallup Hepatitis C Outbreak Case
    “I will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug.” This is a line in the Nightingale Pledge—a statement of the ethics and principles of the nursing profession, written in honor of one of the world’s most famous nurses. Many nursing institutions recite updated versions of the pledge at graduation ceremonies. While this statement may… Read More The post Discussing the Puyallup Hepatitis C O
  • 13-Feb-18

    Discussing Washington Opioid-Related Auto Accidents

    Discussing Washington Opioid-Related Auto Accidents
    Let’s talk about a difficult but topical subject in today’s society: the opioid epidemic. The misuse and addiction to opioids—such as prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids is everywhere. It affects countless victims and families throughout the state of Washington and across the nation. With the increase of opioid abuse, comes the rise of… Read More The post Discussing Washingto
  • 28-Nov-17

    Impaired Driving Due to Alcohol & Marijuana in Washington

    Impaired Driving Due to Alcohol & Marijuana in Washington
    Impaired driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or a combination of the two can lead to serious injury or loss of life. Washington State takes impaired driving very seriously and has proactively created laws to help mitigate it. The state of Washington has created several programs and measures to help prevent impaired driving, including:… Read More The post Impaired Driving Due to Alcoh

Max Meyers Law

  • 02-Apr-18

    What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

    What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?
    If you are in a motorcycle accident, the first thing to do is to check yourself and others for injuries. Of all the traffic accidents that occur in Washington, motorcycle wrecks can cause catastrophic injuries and emotional devastation to accident victims. This is due, in part, to the lack of protection a motorcyclist has compared to drivers of enclosed passenger vehicles.What Should I Do at the S
  • 11-Jan-18

    How to Stay Safe When Bicycling Hills in Seattle

    How to Stay Safe When Bicycling Hills in Seattle
    It can be a joy to ride your bicycle on the hills around Seattle, but a tumble or crash can ruin the experience. Here are the top ten safety tips for bicycling in the hills around Seattle:Ride single file through the hills rather than two or three across. Riding on hills is more dangerous than on flat stretches because drivers may not be able to see you from afar. They may crest a hill or turn a c
  • 04-Jan-18

    New Report Highlights Congestion Problem in Seattle

    New Report Highlights Congestion Problem in Seattle
    We have bad news for Seattle commuters. If you thought it was taking longer than ever to get to work, a new study shows you are correct. The Washington State Department of Transportation recently released its 2017 Corridor Capacity Report (2017 CCR), which says that congestion on the five freeway corridors they monitored was 22.3 percent worse in 2016 than in 2014.The 61-page report explores in de

Remedial Action Law Blog (Pfau Cochran Vertetis Am

  • 19-Feb-16

    Seattle City Council’s Resolution to Abolish Youth Incarceration

    Seattle City Council’s Resolution to Abolish Youth Incarceration
    In August 2012, King County voters approved a nine-year property tax increase to build a $210 million Children and Family Justice Center to replace the rundown Youth Services Center (“YSC”), which houses Juvenile Court, Juvenile Court Services, and the Juvenile Detention Center.  Anyone who has been to the dilapidated YSC understands that it must be […] The post Seattle City Council’s
  • 11-Dec-15

    Sexual Misconduct by Police Officers

    Sexual Misconduct by Police Officers
    As the nation has debated excessive force by police officers, another quietly pervasive issue was investigated by the AP: sexual misconduct by law enforcement. Sexual assault, which is already one of the most underreported crimes, is even less likely to be reported when the aggressor is a police officer. Victims fear retribution for reporting the […] The post Sexual Misconduct by Police Offi
  • 05-Dec-15

    Class Inaction: The Roberts Court’s Continued Deck Stacking Against Class Action Litigants (Part One)

    Class Inaction: The Roberts Court’s Continued Deck Stacking Against Class Action Litigants (Part One)
    For those that follow class action law and United States Supreme Court jurisprudence on the subject, it is no secret that the current Court, headed by Justice Roberts, is no friend to class action plaintiffs, particularly consumers.  In AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 563 U.S. 333 (2011), a 5-4 majority of the Court held that the […] The post Class Inaction: The Roberts Court’s Continued D

Law Cat (John Messina)

  • 10-Sep-15

    We Never Stop Learning

    We Never Stop Learning
    I was born in Tacoma in December of 1939, making me 75 years old.  My first home was with my parents, Italian immigrant grandparents, and my four maternal uncles. Italian was my first language.  My grandfather used to say, “Quando si passa quarant’ anni, la vita e nelle divine mani,”  meaning, “When you pass 40 years [of age], your life is in the hands of God
  • 31-Jan-14

    Italian criminal injustice system

    Italian criminal injustice system
    My grandparents came to the United States from Italy. I am proud of my Italian heritage.  I am not proud of the Italian criminal justice system.  It is dysfunctional and unfair.  There are long delays before an accused person gets his or her day in court.  There is no presumption of innocence. Strict rules of evidence do not apply. Judges go into the jury room to “help&rd
  • 06-Jan-14

    The Epiphany or Little Christmas

    The Epiphany or Little Christmas
    Today, January 6th, is the date of the Epiphany, which is more celebrated in many countries than Christmas.   Generally, this Greek-originated word means an “aha” moment, when one suddenly sees or understands something in a new or very clear way.  Religiously, it is a Christian holy day honoring the travel of the three kings to visit the Christ child. The concept of gif

Washington Product Liability Blog (SGB)

  • 03-Aug-15

    Virginia Mason fails to report "superbug" outbreak

    Virginia Mason fails to report "superbug" outbreak
    The Seattle outbreak entailed dangerous or deadly infections spread by tainted dueodenoscopes, even after cleaning according to Manufacturer’s guidelines.  This latest report from the Washington State Department of Health faulted Virginia Mason for failing to properly notify state health officials of the outbreak, via a required report that tracks such dangerous events – Virginia Mason detect
  • 06-Jul-15

    Fiat Chrysler accused of neglect in 23 recalls

    Fiat Chrysler accused of neglect in 23 recalls
    Here at SGB we hold product manufacturers accountable. Our defective automobile product liability team commends everyone reading this New York Times article concerning the strong allegations of Chrysler's neglect and corner cutting, all of which needlessly endangers lives. Bravo to the Federal Regulators for conducting the rare public hearing concerning safety issues focused on a single auto manuf
  • 17-Jun-15

    Deadly Superbug Bacteria - "CRE"

    Deadly Superbug Bacteria - "CRE"
    The Seattle Times reported that dozens of patients of patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center were infected with the "Superbug" bacteria carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) between 2012 and 2014. The article reported that the infections occurred when endoscopes contaminated with bacteria were used on other patients. That is, a scope used in one patient was then used in another patient

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer (Farber Law Group)

  • 30-Apr-15

    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 the risk of a traumatic brain injury by almost 70%. In the past twenty years, 90% of […]
  • 27-Apr-15

    Following too closely, a common cause of Washington car accidents

    Following too closely, a common cause of Washington car accidents
    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 optimal, a following driver should be at least 3 seconds behind the […]
  • 25-Apr-15

    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 occurred on April 17 at the intersection of 23rd Street and Rockefeller Avenue at 11:45am. The WSP […]

Make Safe

  • 08-Aug-14

    Baby Clare: A Hot Car Story (Nightmare)

    Baby Clare: A Hot Car Story (Nightmare)
    [NOTE: This post was originally published on Vancouver Family Magazine’s website. You can find the original article here.] Let me tell you the story of what happened to 7-month-old baby, Clare. June 2001. Tuesday. Perry, Iowa. Dennis Engholm, 38, and Kari Engholm, 34, prepare to leave their upper-class home for work. Dennis works for Iowa […]
  • 27-Jun-14

    Proposed Census Changes Dangerous to Area Cyclists

    Proposed Census Changes Dangerous to Area Cyclists
    For years the U.S. Census Bureau has recorded and analyzed the way in which Americans commute to work. The Census Bureau is considering eliminating the biking and walking questions from the survey. Eliminating these questions would be unfortunate on many levels–but severely so to area cyclists. Portland ranks among the highest in the nation for the percentage […]
  • 12-Jun-14

    Stepping Up To The Plate

    Stepping Up To The Plate
    I was 10 or 11 years old when I stepped from the on-deck circle and looked up the third baseline to get the sign from coach. I hated coming to the plate in these situations. This time was even worse. This time we were down by a run. It was the last inning. The tying run stood on third […]

Legal Rights 101 (Premier Law Group)

  • 16-Apr-13

    What to do if you are stopped by the police

    What to do if you are stopped by the police
    I was stopped by the police last year; the encounter was peaceful and went fairly well.  Thinking back about it, however, I realized there were some things I wished I knew/remembered when the police stopped me on the highway.  Here are the top 5 things everyone should know when they are stopped by the police […]