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Washington Workers' Advisor (Causey Law Firm)

  • 24-Sep-18

    Hanford Vapor Litigation Resolved through Settlement

    Hanford Vapor Litigation Resolved through Settlement
    HANFORD CHALLENGE/UA LOCAL 598 DECLARE VICTORY FOR HANFORD WORKERS IN SETTLEMENT OF TOXIC VAPOR LITIGATION September 19, 2018 Seattle, WA: Hanford Challenge, UA Local 598, and the WA State Office of the Attorney General today announced a settlement in a hotly-contested case involving the safety of workers at the Hanford nuclear site in southeastern Washington […] The post Hanford Vapor Litig
  • 20-Sep-18

    WA State Safety and Health Standards for Beryllium Updated

    WA State Safety and Health Standards for Beryllium Updated
    Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD), sometimes called berylliosis, is an immunological lung disease caused by exposure to beryllium via inhalation of airborne beryllium or skin contact with beryllium-containing dust, fume, mist, or solutions. CBD can progress to a serious and life-threatening disease if left undiagnosed and beryllium exposure continues. Washington State has completed rulemaking to
  • 17-Sep-18

    Little Caesars Fined More Than $40,000 for Teen Worker Violations in WA

    Little Caesars Fined More Than $40,000 for Teen Worker Violations in WA
    A Little Caesars Pizza restaurant franchise faces $42,000 in fines for youth labor law violations, including allowing teenagers to work too many hours without a rest period on more than 100 separate occasions. NW Caesars 1 LLC is appealing the citation and fine, which is one of the largest in recent years that the Washington […] The post Little Caesars Fined More Than $40,000 for Teen Worker

Seattle Insurance and ERISA Blog - McKean Evans

  • 21-Sep-18

    Can The Insurance Company Cancel My Policy For Late Premiums?

    Can The Insurance Company Cancel My Policy For Late Premiums?
    It’s fairly easy to miss an insurance premium payment.  You buy your policy online, set up monthly auto pay through your debit card, and forget about it.  But then you have to replace your card, or get a new card number or bank, or the account is overdrawn, or something else happens.  Or, maybe you’re … Continue reading Can The Insurance Company Cancel My Policy For Late Pre
  • 13-Sep-18

    Lawsuit Documents Allegations of Discriminatory Claims Handling By Insurer Who Kept A So-Called “Jewish Lawyer List”

    Lawsuit Documents Allegations of Discriminatory Claims Handling By Insurer Who Kept A So-Called “Jewish Lawyer List”
    Anyone who’s suspected their insurance company gave their claim closer scrutiny because of their race will likely find the allegations in this lawsuit alarming.  In short, the insurance company was sued alleging it discriminated against insureds represented by attorneys identified on the insurance company’s secret “Jewish Lawyer List.”  The insurer settled that lawsuit, but
  • 07-Sep-18

    What Are The Rules For Short Term Health Coverage?

    What Are The Rules For Short Term Health Coverage?
    Many people buy short term medical coverage to fill in gaps in long term coverage.  For instance, if you start a new job, you’ll often lose coverage from your former employer’s medical plan prior to becoming eligible for coverage under your new employer’s medical plan.  This gap can often last several months.  To maintain coverage … Continue reading What Are The Rules For S

Seattle Motor Vehicle Accident (Matthew Dubin)

  • 20-Sep-18

    What are the compensation laws in Washington State?

    What are the compensation laws in Washington State?
    As the name implies, accidents are just that, an accident. While they are unexpected and can suddenly happen, many accidents are caused by the negligence and recklessness of others. When this occurs, victims of a car accident should take...
  • 14-Sep-18

    Emotional distress and pain and suffering

    Emotional distress and pain and suffering
    Automobile accidents can have devastating effects. Whether it is a serious head-on collision, a side crash or a fender bender, any type of car accident could result in a person suffering injuries. While some injuries are more tragic than...
  • 06-Sep-18

    Helping you protect your rights following a bus accident

    Helping you protect your rights following a bus accident
    Whether it is to go to school, get to work or to run errands, buses are used for a wide variety of things. Even if it is not a person's primary source of transportation, a bus passenger assumes the...

Lehmbecker Law

  • 18-Sep-18

    Five Tips for Negotiating the Best Accident Settlement Possible

    Five Tips for Negotiating the Best Accident Settlement Possible
    Filing a personal injury claim can be a stressful and expensive endeavor to undertake—especially given the uncertainty of securing the best accident settlement possible. While we believe that victims of serious accidents should be fully compensated for their injuries, the unfortunate reality is that insurance companies and defense attorneys alike will take every possible measure…  [Cont
  • 14-Jun-18

    An Introduction to Washington Workers’ Compensation

    An Introduction to Washington Workers’ Compensation
    Washington Workers Compensation Attorneys Nobody goes to work thinking, “This is the day I get hurt on the job.” Unfortunately, for many employees in the state of Washington, the day does indeed arrive when something unexpected happens that – temporarily, at least – puts an end to your ability to earn a living. It could be…  [Continue reading] An Introduction to Washing
  • 14-Jun-18

    Workers’ Compensation Denied

    Workers’ Compensation Denied
    There are many reasons why a workers’ compensation claim may be denied. Keep in mind that employers and/or insurance companies are often reluctant to admit an employee’s claim, as it means they will lose money. Here are some of the reasons a claim is often denied: Deadline Has Passed In many cases, workers’ compensation is…  [Continue reading] Workers’ Compensation Denied The

Paul Luvera Journal

  • 17-Sep-18

    SOME ENTERTAINING STORIES TO BE SHARED

    SOME ENTERTAINING STORIES TO BE SHARED
    Motivation In the 1929 Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day Georgia Tech fumbled the ball and California’s Roy Riegel picked it up and ran it back 65 yards, but in the wrong direction. After running 65 yards his own players...
  • 03-Sep-18

    THE AMERICAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS NEED TO STEP UP OR RESIGN

    THE AMERICAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS NEED TO STEP UP OR RESIGN
    American Catholics are increasingly skeptical of how the Pope is handling sex abuse in the church, according to the Pew Research Center. Less than half say he is doing a "excellent" or even "good" job on the issue, according to...
  • 23-Aug-18

    RETIRED JUDGE HARRY A. FOLLMAN

    RETIRED JUDGE HARRY A. FOLLMAN
    Harry Follman died on Saturday August 18th at age 93.Services will be at 11 am Salem Lutheran church in Mount Vernon on September 8th. Harry was admitted to the bar in 1951, eight years before me. We first knew each...

The CMG Voice

James McCormick

  • 17-Sep-18

    Trail Tech Voyager Pro, Product Review

    Trail Tech Voyager Pro, Product Review
    After about a month of use, I can confidently say that the Trail Tech Voyager Pro motorcycle GPS is an excellent product. I’ve had a love hate relationship GPS on my motorcycles for a long time.  In one hand, GPS can be incredibly helpful and even indispensable in the backcountry or on just about any... Read more » The post Trail Tech Voyager Pro, Product Review appeared first on James
  • 17-Sep-18

    Litigation Continues Involving Avalanche Death of Vail Skier

    Litigation Continues Involving Avalanche Death of Vail Skier
    Vail Daily News reported recently that the parents of deceased skier, Taft Conlin are appealing a defense verdict that followed a nine-day trial earlier this summer in Eagle County, Colorado.  Conlin died in an in-bounds avalanche while skiing at Vail in 2012.  He was 13 at the time of his death. Conlin’s parents brought suit... Read more » The post Litigation Continues Involving Avala
  • 13-Jun-18

    The Isle of Man TT: The Most Dangerous Race in World

    The Isle of Man TT: The Most Dangerous Race in World
    This year marked the 100th anniversary of the Isle of Man TT, an annual motorcycle super race that occurs for roughly two weeks in May/June. For many sportbike riders, the ultimate expression of their love for the sport can be found nowhere else but the Isle of Man TT. Often billed as, “the most dangerous... Read more » The post The Isle of Man TT: The Most Dangerous Race in World appeared f

Coluccio Law

  • 14-Sep-18

    Will this be the new roadside test for marijuana impairment?

    Will this be the new roadside test for marijuana impairment?
    Whether you are for or against the legalization of marijuana—and I am not taking a position here— no one can dispute that driving a car after the use of marijuana is dangerous. According to a recent study, fatal car crashes involving marijuana impairment have tripled in the United States. All across the State of Washington [...] The post Will this be the new roadside test for marijuana imp
  • 07-Sep-18

    In honor of the short life of Garrett Underland, #77

    In honor of the short life of Garrett Underland, #77
    Garrett Underland should be starting his senior year at White Pass High School. He should one of twelve seniors on the team, a big bruising tackle. He should be driving a second-hand truck to football practice, and thinking about applying for college scholarships. He should be #77. Garrett never got to do any of it. [...] The post In honor of the short life of Garrett Underland, #77 appear
  • 16-Aug-18

    How to report a crash and start an insurance claim

    How to report a crash and start an insurance claim
    A guide on how to report a crash and file a claim with your car insurance company If you were involved in a crash, you should always file a car insurance claim—even if it wasn't your fault, or you were a passenger, pedestrian, or cyclist. There are many good reasons to open an insurance claim: you pay, [...] The post How to report a crash and start an insurance claim appeared first on Colu

Premier Law Group

  • 06-Sep-18

    Over 40,000 Motor Vehicle Fatalities Predicted for 2018

    Over 40,000 Motor Vehicle Fatalities Predicted for 2018
    After reporting the steepest two-year increase in motor vehicle deaths from 2014 to 2016, there is some reason to feel optimistic about the National Safety Council’s (NSC) announcement that fatalities are down during the first half of 2018.  However, the NSC warns that the United States is still on track to see 40,000 roadway deaths […] The post Over 40,000 Motor Vehicle Fatalities Predicted
  • 03-Aug-18

    Patrick J Kang Certified as a Member of Lawyers of Distinction

    Patrick J Kang Certified as a Member of Lawyers of Distinction
    Premier Law Group (PLG) is pleased to announce that attorney Patrick J. Kang has been certified as a member of Lawyers of Distinction, the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States. Potential candidates must pass a competitive screening process that evaluates their qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history. Lawyers of Distinction [̷
  • 03-Aug-18

    Patrick J Kang Designated as a Top 10 Wage and Hour Trial Attorney for 2018

    Patrick J Kang Designated as a Top 10 Wage and Hour Trial Attorney for 2018
    Premier Law Group (PLG) is honored to have Patrick Kang selected as proud to announce that Patrick Kang has been selected as a member of the Wage and Hour Trial Lawyers Association Top 10 for 2018. This acknowledgement recognizes his distinguished service to individuals and families in Washington State needing legal representation for wage and […] The post Patrick J Kang Designated as a Top

The Trucking Watchdog - Kevin Coluccio

  • 04-Sep-18

    Why a lawsuit was filed one day after deadly New Mexico truck crash

    Why a lawsuit was filed one day after deadly New Mexico truck crash
    By now, you have probably seen images of the terrible collision between a bus and a semi-truck on a New Mexico highway last week.   A Greyhound bus carrying almost 50 people was headed west along I-40. A semi-truck headed east on I-40 swerved across the median and slammed into the bus. Video shows incredible [...] The post Why a lawsuit was filed one day after deadly New Mexico truck
  • 01-Sep-18

    Off-tracking: how rear truck tires can crush pedestrians

    Off-tracking: how rear truck tires can crush pedestrians
    Off-tracking:  Rear wheels take a different, shorter path than the front wheels when the semi truck is turning or cornering. We might think of it as "cutting the corner" of a turn. I have seen this before, with a client who was run over by the back wheels of a semi-truck turning the corner. In this case, [...] The post Off-tracking: how rear truck tires can crush pedestrians appeared firs
  • 24-Aug-18

    Will this be the new roadside test for marijuana impairment?

    Will this be the new roadside test for marijuana impairment?
    Whether you are for or against the legalization of marijuana—and I am not taking a position here— no one can dispute that driving a car after the use of marijuana is dangerous. Which means it's even more dangerous to drive a big rig while under the influence of marijuana. How do you identify a stoned [...] The post Will this be the new roadside test for marijuana impairment? appeared first

Washington Personal Injury Law News (Chris Davis)

  • 31-Aug-18

    Fatal Car vs. Semi Truck Crash on US 97 South of Toppenish

    Fatal Car vs. Semi Truck Crash on US 97 South of Toppenish
    Three people were killed and one seriously injured in a crash involving a car and a semi truck on U.S. Highway 97 south of Toppenish on Friday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol. The incident occurred shortly before 5:50 a.m. about 19 miles south of Toppenish. Three people were dead at the scene and one person was taken to the hospital, the State Patrol said. The
  • 31-Aug-18

    Boy Hit by Car While Walking on SR 2 Near Lake Stevens

    Boy Hit by Car While Walking on SR 2 Near Lake Stevens
    A 5-year-old boy was struck by a car while walking on the State Route 2 Ebey Slough trestle Thursday night near Lake Stevens, according to the Washington State Patrol.The incident occurred around 10 p.m. on the east end of the trestle, near State Route 204.Police believe the boy wandered on to the trestle from 20th Street Southeast. There is no word yet on why the boy was walking alone. The b
  • 30-Aug-18

    3-Car DUI Crash on SR 121 in Tumwater

    3-Car DUI Crash on SR 121 in Tumwater
    Two people were injured in a three-car suspected DUI crash near Tumwater on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol. The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on State Route 121 at Case Road. A 33-year-old Olympia woman was driving northbound on SR 121 when her Dodge Journey crossed the center line. The Journey struck a Ford F150 pickup, then went on to hit a Hyundai E

Welch & Condon

  • 29-Aug-18

    Social Media

    Social Media
    You have a Facebook page; You tweet; You Instagram - and you have an injury at work. BEWARE
  • 16-Nov-17

    It’s complicated

    It’s complicated
    If you have a Longshore claim with an unscheduled injury, your permanent disability is based on your loss of wage earning capacity. If you have a scheduled injury, your permanent disability is based on a number of weeks of compensation for that particular type of injury. What the heck does that mean? Well, I can … Continue reading It’s complicated
  • 09-Nov-17

    L&I and Structured Settlements

    L&I and Structured Settlements
    Is a structured settlement of your L&I claim right for you? I know the department sends out form letters to injured workers who are at least 50 years old and have allowed claims informing them that they may be eligible for a structured settlement of their claim. What is a structured settlement, and is it … Continue reading L&I and Structured Settlements

Nelson Boyd Attorneys

  • 22-Aug-18

    Deborah Nelson and Jeffrey Boyd named to 2018 Super Lawyers List

    Deborah Nelson and Jeffrey Boyd named to 2018 Super Lawyers List
    The team at Nelson Boyd Attorneys is pleased to announce that Deborah Nelson and Jeffrey Boyd have been named Washington 2018 Super Lawyers. Only five percent of lawyers in the state receive this honor each year. This is not the first time that the attorneys at the firm have been …
  • 04-May-18

    Things to do on the Olympic Peninsula Part 3: Port Angeles

    Things to do on the Olympic Peninsula Part 3: Port Angeles
    Getting to the Olympic Peninsula from Seattle Most visitors to the Olympic Peninsula arrive from Seattle.  To get there, take a ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island or Bremerton or from Edmonds to Kingston.  Once you get off the ferry, follow signs to the Hood Canal Bridge.  The distance to …
  • 04-May-18

    Things to do on the Olympic Peninsula Part 2: Sequim

    Things to do on the Olympic Peninsula Part 2: Sequim
    Getting to the Olympic Peninsula from Seattle Most visitors to the Olympic Peninsula arrive from Seattle.  To get there, take a ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island or Bremerton or from Edmonds to Kingston.  Once you get off the ferry, follow signs to the Hood Canal Bridge.  The distance to …

The Seattle Personal Injury Blog (Chris Thayer)

Washington Oregon Lawyers Blog

  • 16-Aug-18

    Ben Melnick Joins the Firm

    Ben Melnick Joins the Firm
    Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS is proud to announce that attorney Benjamin P. Melnick has joined our law firm as an associate. 
  • 04-Jun-18

    STJSE proudly announces its 2018 “Super Lawyers”

    STJSE proudly announces its 2018 “Super Lawyers”
    Craig Schauermann and Scott Edwards each earned honors by their inclusion as 2018 "Super Lawyer" and “Rising Star” selectees, respectively, by Law and Politics Magazine.
  • 31-May-18

    Pedestrian Accidents and the Limitations of Insurance: What Next?

    Pedestrian Accidents and the Limitations of Insurance: What Next?
    In the past few years, there's been an increase in pedestrian accidents of over 20 percent in both Washington and Oregon. When it comes to being injured in an accident, pedestrians are a particularly vulnerable group who can suffer devastating injuries. If you are the victim of a pedestrian a...

The Harper law Blog - Ed Harper

Brett Murphy

  • 20-Jul-18

    Should I Take the Insurance Companies First Settlement Offer?

    Should I Take the Insurance Companies First Settlement Offer?
    After an accident, you might be contacted by the other party’s insurance. The claims’ adjuster assigned to your case could propose a settlement right then and there. You have medical costs, cannot work, and you need money, but should you accept the first settlement offered to you? Generally, it is not advisable to accept the... The post Should I Take the Insurance Companies First Settlement Offer?
  • 06-Jul-18

    10 Reasons You Need an Attorney for a DUI Accident Injury

    10 Reasons You Need an Attorney for a DUI Accident Injury
    Driving under the influence is a criminal offense. If a person chooses to drink and drive and causes an accident, they not only face the criminal penalties for doing so but can be punished with compensatory and punitive damages. Victims of DUI accidents can suffer from serious, debilitating injuries that require long-term medical care. Some... The post 10 Reasons You Need an Attorney for a DUI Acc
  • 25-May-18

    Common Tests You Can Expect for Head and Brain Injuries

    Common Tests You Can Expect for Head and Brain Injuries
    Your skull and membranes protect your brain. Both work together to create a hard shell and padding. But in a severe accident, they might not be enough. When an accident is catastrophic enough to harm brain function, it is called a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs range from a mild concussion to serious brain trauma.... The post Common Tests You Can Expect for Head and Brain Injuries appeared fir

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 Hep
  • 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
  • 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 Du

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

The Amateur Law Professor Blog (Justin Walsh)

  • 14-Feb-18

    Division I Ignores Lack of Causation Evidence and Conflates it With Evidence of Breach

    Division I Ignores Lack of Causation Evidence and Conflates it With Evidence of Breach
    Rappaport v. HansonIn today’s chapter of debatable court rulings, we bring you the case of Rappaport, where the Plaintiff was a man driving westbound on SW Admiral Way in West Seattle and the Defendant was a woman driving eastbound on that same road.While both parties agree that Defendant crosses the double yellow lines in to the opposing lane of travel, the Plaintiff alleges that Defendant’s vehi
  • 22-Jan-18

    WA Supreme Court - Need Only Sue the Bond for Materialmen Liens

    WA Supreme Court - Need Only Sue the Bond for Materialmen Liens
    Inland Empire Dry Wall Supply Co. v. Western Surety Co.This case arises out of the question of who an indispensable party in an action on a lien release bond is. The Court reviewed this issue de novo, as it was an issue of statutory interpretation, and unexpectedly found that a claim against a lien release bond could be pursued solely against the surety.The present case involves the supplier of dr
  • 18-Jan-18

    Ensley v. Costco Stretches Bounds of Biomechanical Testimony

    Ensley v. Costco Stretches Bounds of Biomechanical Testimony
    Ensley v. CostcoThis case arises out of a woman falling from a broken stepladder. The question that arose was whether the woman’s fall or break in the stepladder came first, leading to the other (another version of the chicken and the egg). Notably, Plaintiff herself did not know which came first, the break or the fall.The Plaintiff’s expert witness was a biomechanic injury expert by the name of W

The Velvet Hammer: Karen Koehler

  • 20-Dec-17

    Greene vs. Nelly Lawsuit

    Greene vs. Nelly Lawsuit
    The full complaint for Greene vs. Nelly can be viewed here.  
  • 14-Dec-17

    Re: Cornell Haynes, aka Nelly

    Re: Cornell Haynes, aka Nelly
    Good Afternoon, Our office has formally declined to file charges on this matter. The following statement will be released if there are inquiries on the status of the case: “Police responded to and investigated a sexual assault allegation involving Mr. Haynes.  However, within days of her initial report to police, the complainant, through her attorney, […]
  • 16-Nov-17

    Just the Law…

    Just the Law…
    Under Washington law, wrongful death actions are strictly governed by statute.  Atchison v. Great W. Malting Co., 161 Wn.2d 372 (2007).  When the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act of another, the decedent’s personal representative may maintain an action for damages.  RCW 4.20.010. RCW 4.20.020 defines the beneficiaries of such a […]

Emerald Law Group

  • 15-Dec-17

    My Own Car Accident Claim – Part 3

    My Own Car Accident Claim – Part 3
    I was in an accident back in May in which I was rear-ended by an uninsured driver. Luckily, my own policy has Uninsured Motorist Coverage which allows me to seek compensation through my own insurance company. My insurer also paid for the damage to my vehicle, though I had to pay a deductible for the […] The post My Own Car Accident Claim – Part 3 appeared first on Emerald Law Group.
  • 12-Dec-17

    Denying Liability – Insurance companies increasingly making bad arguments

    Denying Liability – Insurance companies increasingly making bad arguments
    Perhaps it is coincidence but in the past year, our firm has seen more and more insurance companies taking positions over liability (i.e. who is at fault?) regarding car accidents, including rear end accidents and incidents where the other driver clearly failed to yield the right-of-way. I recently had a case in which my client […] The post Denying Liability – Insurance companies increasingl
  • 09-Dec-17

    Hiring a Lawyer to Increase Your Claim Value

    Hiring a Lawyer to Increase Your Claim Value
    Many personal injury victims, be it from a car accident or slip and fall incident, initially try to take the simplest route and negotiate a settlement with the insurance company directly. This is understandable – we all want to move on with our lives. As a lawyer myself, I know that I am often the […] The post Hiring a Lawyer to Increase Your Claim Value appeared first on Emerald Law Group.

D'Amore Law Group

  • 01-Dec-17

    How long after an accident can I sue?

    How long after an accident can I sue?
    The length of time to bring a lawsuit after you have been injured, it’s called the ‘statute of limitations’, it varies from state to state. It’s very difficult to say exactly how long a person has to bring a claim. You need to hire a competent attorney that is well-versed and experienced, that knows when... The post How long after an accident can I sue? appeared first on Pe
  • 29-Nov-17

    What is a wrongful death lawsuit?

    What is a wrongful death lawsuit?
    A wrongful death lawsuit is a lawsuit where family members have sued on behalf of somebody who has died because of the wrongful conduct of another person, another entity. It’s the type of lawsuit that looks at a person’s life and loss of life. The jury, at some point, would calculate the amount of damages... The post What is a wrongful death lawsuit? appeared first on Personal Injury Attorne
  • 24-Nov-17

    Can I sue my insurance company?

    Can I sue my insurance company?
    If your insurance company has acted in bad faith or improperly refuses to pay a claim, yes, you can sue your insurance company. Sometimes, that does happen and here at D’Amore Law Group, we handle a lot of those types of claims where the insurance company, for a variety of reasons, just decides that they’re... The post Can I sue my insurance company? appeared first on Personal Injury A

Workers' Comp Central (The Walthew Law Firm)

  • 16-Oct-17

    Important Changes for Telecommunication Industry in Washington

    Important Changes for Telecommunication Industry in Washington
    Good news for workers in the telecom industry: Washington State has taken strides to be a leader in protecting cell tower climbers, with the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announcing strong, new health and safety regulations. Development has been Continue reading →
  • 08-Sep-17

    Third-Party Construction Lawsuits in the Crane Capital of America

    Third-Party Construction Lawsuits in the Crane Capital of America
    It’s official: The Emerald City remains the crane capital of the U.S. for the second year in a row. The Seattle Times has reported that there were 62 construction cranes in the city at the beginning of 2017. That’s nearly Continue reading →
  • 19-Jun-17

    How the Government Shut-Down Impacts L&I

    How the Government Shut-Down Impacts L&I
    Injured workers who are unable to work as a result of an on-the-job injury rely on their time loss compensation checks. These checks, while they don’t completely replace wages, are a lifeline which allows payment of rent and purchase of food – the basic necessities of life. Often, people in our legislature forget that fact. Continue reading →

Foster Law

Rivera Law Offices

  • 06-Mar-17

    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 […]
  • 06-Aug-16

    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 […]
  • 09-Jun-16

    Who Pays for my Medical Bills?

    Who Pays for my Medical Bills?
    So, you’ve been in a car accident and you’re injured? The first question most people have is: Who is going to pay my bills? This is when the law can get complicated. Technically, the other person is responsible for paying your medical bills. If they have insurance, their insurance company will usually pay for your […]

Luvera Law Firm

  • 15-Feb-17

    Bicyclist hit by valet driver shares safety tips for the road and the courtroom

    Bicyclist hit by valet driver shares safety tips for the road and the courtroom
    A jury recently awarded our clients, Thyce and Amy Colyn, $38.25 million, after a hotel valet driver using an illegal shortcut to cross a one-way street broadsided Thyce and permanently injured him as he cycled home from work on his bike. Before the accident, the valet’s employer, Standard Parking, had started parking downtown Seattle hotel […] The post Bicyclist hit by valet driver shares s
  • 21-Dec-16

    Olympus executives plead the Fifth about deadly outbreaks tied to medical scopes

    Olympus executives plead the Fifth about deadly outbreaks tied to medical scopes
    Three senior executives at scope maker Olympus Corp., which is under federal investigation for its role in superbug outbreaks, repeatedly invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination when questioned recently about internal company emails. We are representing Theresa Bigler with a wrongful death claim against Olympus Corp. after her husband died in 2013, following being infected [
  • 16-Dec-16

    $38 Million Verdict for Bicyclist Hit by Valet Driver Using Illegal Shortcut

    $38 Million Verdict for Bicyclist Hit by Valet Driver Using Illegal Shortcut
    We are proud to announce that today a jury awarded our client a $38 million verdict, after he was hit on his bicycle by a valet driver using an illegal shortcut to cross a one-way street in downtown Seattle. The valet driver’s company, Standard Parking, knew that its drivers were regularly taking the shortcut despite […] The post $38 Million Verdict for Bicyclist Hit by Valet Driver Us

Law Office of Harry Williams LLC

  • 15-Dec-16

    May judges nap during trial?

    May judges nap during trial?
    May judges and jurors nap during trial? Today, the Washington Supreme Court said yes. It was a murder trial. But they were just naps. During Noel Caldellis’ trial,   On two observed occasions, the trial judge dozed off for short periods of time during the conduct of the trial The judge was not the only one […]
  • 03-Dec-16

    Police Officer Safety: Tragedies and Statistics

    Police Officer Safety: Tragedies and Statistics
    I am moved by the story of Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake?? Gutierrez, who was killed in the line of duty while saving the lives of his partner and his killer’s wife. Those who can afford to should consider donating to his memorial fund. Nothing can compensate for a lost life, but that should not obscure […]
  • 22-Nov-16

    Know your rights at protests and demonstrations

    Know your rights at protests and demonstrations
    Know your rights and insist that the police respect your rights. Dissenting voices must be heard. Here is a link to a basic Know Your Rights Guide by the ACLU about your rights at demonstrations and protests. Referring to injuries and militarized police tactics at the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota, this Guardian piece […]

The Hanley Law Firm

  • 12-Dec-16

    5 signs that nursing home abuse has affected your loved one

    5 signs that nursing home abuse has affected your loved one
    It's not always easy to tell if a loved one has been affected by nursing home abuse. The elderly sometimes suffer from disorders or diseases that leave them confused or weak, so they are at a higher risk of injuring...
  • 12-Sep-16

    Should You Sign A Non-Disparagement Clause?

    Should You Sign A Non-Disparagement Clause?
    If an individual has received notice that that he or she is soon to be laid off from a job, he or she may be offered a severance package. According to Washington law, employers have no obligation to offer a...
  • 11-Sep-16

    RCKC Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement

    RCKC Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement
    In December 2014, along with the Rekhi & Wolk law firm, The Hanley Law Firm, PLLC filed a class action in King County Superior Court on behalf of employees who were employed by Recovery Centers of King County (RCKC) from...

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 […]

Social Security Disability Law Blog (SGB)

  • 23-Aug-14

    Washington State Supreme Court ruling addresses the inhumane practice of “Boarding” the mentally ill

    Washington State Supreme Court ruling addresses the inhumane practice of “Boarding” the mentally ill
    Starting next week, hospitals in Washington State will be prohibited from “boarding” psychiatric patients in emergency departments while they wait for inpatient beds to open up. The change comes as a result of a recent state Supreme Court ruling. “Boarding” is the practice of holding acutely ill psychiatric patients in emergency rooms—frequently in makeshift holding … Continue Reading
  • 01-Aug-14

    Date Last Insured: What it is and how it affects your Social Security Disability Insurance case

    Date Last Insured: What it is and how it affects your Social Security Disability Insurance case
    How do I become insured?  By working and paying taxes on your earnings, you become insured for SSDI.  SSDI is an “insurance” program.  Just like auto insurance, you have to pay your premiums to collect.  You pay your SSDI premiums when you pay FICA or payroll taxes.  If you are working “under the table” without … Continue Reading
  • 19-Jul-14

    Vision 2025 — Could your local Social Security Administration office be at risk?

    Vision 2025 — Could your local Social Security Administration office be at risk?
    Disabled individuals face many challenges in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, including a high denial rate and long waits for approval. Soon, however, they may be facing a new hurdle: The inability to get in-person help from a local field office. The Social Security Administration may be trying to redesign the way the agency … Continue Reading

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 […]

Important Blogs for Plaintiff Attorneys

DC Medical Malpractice & Patient Safety

  • 26-Sep-18

    ‘Fat shaming’ plays ugly role in medicine’s failing campaign to treat obesity

    ‘Fat shaming’ plays ugly role in medicine’s failing campaign to treat obesity
    The medical establishment needs to take a hard, long look at its failing efforts to combat obesity and overweight, conditions that now affect just under 40 percent of American adults (93.3 million people) and 20 percent of youngsters (13.7 million) in the U.S. That’s because doctors and medical scientists have “ignored mountains of evidence to […]
  • 25-Sep-18

    Doctors too readily provide dubious treatments to vulnerable seniors

    Doctors too readily provide dubious treatments to vulnerable seniors
    Doctors subject older patients to risky, costly, invasive, and painful tests and treatments, perhaps with good intention but also because they fail to see that the seniors in their care are individuals with specific situations with real needs that must be considered. If  physicians too readily accept conventional wisdom in their field, for example, they […]
  • 23-Sep-18

    Hospitals slammed for ventures that exploit patients and violate their privacy

    Hospitals slammed for ventures that exploit patients and violate their privacy
    Big hospitals can’t exploit patients and violate their privacy by throwing open their facilities to Hollywood for television shows that plump institutions’ reputations. And academic medical centers need to think twice before letting their leaders strike cozy deals to enrich a choice few insiders by hawking important diagnostic information collected with best intentions by medical […]

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

  • 25-Sep-18

    Judge Kavanaugh and the Art of Jury Selection

    Judge Kavanaugh and the Art of Jury Selection
    As the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation spins wildly out of control with accusations of sexual assault, I’ve sat back and watched knowing that I’ve seen versions of this play before. Those similar plays are not in politics, but in the course of jury selection. This won’t take long. Underlying virtually everything about the accusations is the concept of confirmation bias. Those …
  • 17-Aug-18

    Dear Aretha… (A Letter from a Vietnam Veteran)

    Dear Aretha… (A Letter from a Vietnam Veteran)
    While biography forms the backbone of any obituary, it is the stories about a life that serve to illuminate it and give meaning. The letter to Aretha Franklin below was originally written and mailed a few years ago by Earle L. Jackson Sr. — a medic for the 173rd Airborne. I publish it today (in slightly modified form by its … Continue reading …
  • 05-Jul-18

    Are Democrats Losing the First Amendment?

    Are Democrats Losing the First Amendment?
    If Democrats aren’t careful they risk surrendering a core American value to conservatives. I don’t usually write about partisan politics, because if I did I would never stop, but in this case it deals with the First Amendment. By way of background, it seems that liberals lost the use of the American flag as conservatives appropriated it as their own. This, … Continue reading …

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

The Legal Examiner

  • 25-Sep-18

    Valsartan Recalled Over Potential to Cause Cancer

    Valsartan Recalled Over Potential to Cause Cancer
    Valsartan is a prescription medication used for treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Over 1.5 million people in the United States are…
  • 25-Sep-18

    Bill Cosby Sentenced 3-10 Years in Prison

    Bill Cosby Sentenced 3-10 Years in Prison
    Bill Cosby, 81 years old, will spend the next 3 to 10 years behind bars after being found guilty of three counts of felony aggravated…
  • 25-Sep-18

    Were Doctors Influenced by Bayer Payments to Prescribe Essure?

    Were Doctors Influenced by Bayer Payments to Prescribe Essure?
    According to a recent CNN report, manufacturer Bayer paid millions to doctors to entice them to use Essure, their permanent birth control device. The news…

Kids In Danger

  • 25-Sep-18

    Everything You Need to Know About Car Seat Safety

    Everything You Need to Know About Car Seat Safety
    Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death to children in the United States. This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and here at KID we’re thinking about all the ways that parents and caregivers can keep their... Read More The post Everything You Need to Know About Car Seat Safety appeared first on Kids in Danger.
  • 20-Sep-18

    #FamilyVoicesFriday – Abigail’s Story

    #FamilyVoicesFriday – Abigail’s Story
    Ten years ago, at just 13-months-old, Abigail was injured when a joint in her crib rails broke apart, pinching into Abigail’s hand. Her family’s persistence helped lead to the strong mandatory standard for cribs as well as the SaferProducts.gov database.... Read More The post #FamilyVoicesFriday – Abigail’s Story appeared first on Kids in Danger.
  • 18-Sep-18

    According to New Study, Skip the Infant Walker

    According to New Study, Skip the Infant Walker
    As young children inch closer to learning to walk, some parents choose infant walkers to allow their child to move around while contained. However, increased movement can be dangerous as sharp tools, hot ovens, pools and bathtubs, and household chemicals... Read More The post According to New Study, Skip the Infant Walker appeared first on Kids in Danger.

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

  • 25-Sep-18

    Evolution of law students, law blogs and social media

    Evolution of law students, law blogs and social media
    I was in Chicago this week, speaking at a couple of law schools. The topic? How law students can use blogging and social media for learning, building relationships and building a name. The more I speak at law schools, the more I realize law students and law schools are much like lawyers and law firms...
  • 20-Sep-18

    Law firm blog publishing practices hurting lawyers and the law

    Law firm blog publishing practices hurting lawyers and the law
    As a result of poor publishing practices, law firms are inadvertently hurting lawyers and the law. The influence of their lawyers is at risk, if not severely diminished, and the advancement of the law is curtailed. How so? Through a combination of sloppy digital publishing practices and not recognizing the role law blogs and their...
  • 14-Sep-18

    Wake up law firms, RSS is important for publishing

    Wake up law firms, RSS is important for publishing
    RSS is the standard for the syndication of published content across the open web. For law firms, RSS is how their content reaches many readers, especially their blog content. But of late, I am finding many law firms not using RSS in publishing, even in their blogs. Other firms have their RSS feeds set up...

Lawyerist

  • 22-Sep-18

    Law Firm Web Design Checklist

    Law Firm Web Design Checklist
    A downloadable checklist for you to follow to ensure you are using best practices in designing visitor and user friendly website and pages. The post Law Firm Web Design Checklist appeared first on Lawyerist.com.
  • 18-Sep-18

    Podcast #190: How to Advertise on Facebook, with Nic Kusmich

    Podcast #190: How to Advertise on Facebook, with Nic Kusmich
    In this week’s episode, we talk with Nic Kusmich about how to advertise on Facebook. Nic walks us through his process for creating successful Facebook ads. He also talks about how to give value to your clients and customers every step of the way. Nic Kusmich Nic Kusmich runs a Digital Advertising Agency and Consultancy […] The post Podcast #190: How to Advertise on Facebook, with Nic Kusmich
  • 14-Sep-18

    Market Yourself on Twitter without Being an Asshole

    Market Yourself on Twitter without Being an Asshole
    Sometimes my lawyer friends throw me a compliment about being “good at Twitter.” I always have to stifle a chuckle. The truth is, I put in less than ten minutes a day (and maybe less than five). I don’t produce or share much original content. I don’t even have all that many followers. By most […] The post Market Yourself on Twitter without Being an Asshole appeared first on

Keenan Trial Blog

  • 21-Sep-18

    “DAY IN THE LIFE” VIDEO – IS IT TRULY NECESSARY?

    “DAY IN THE LIFE” VIDEO – IS IT TRULY NECESSARY?
    By Michael Peterson, The Keenan Law Firm Note from Papa Don: Adam Anderson from Las Vegas has completed his one-year fellowship and will be moving on, just as the prior five fellows did. Our seventh fellow, Amy Miller, is settling in; however, it is time to advertise for our eighth fellow, who will likely start […]
  • 14-Sep-18

    The Lady Lawyer: A Millennial’s Perspective w/a Musical Twist (“Who Run the World?”)

    The Lady Lawyer: A Millennial’s Perspective w/a Musical Twist (“Who Run the World?”)
    By Alexa Parr The following article was written by Alexa Parr, a faculty member of the new Keenan Trial Institute’s Women’s Summit, a new elective course added to the KTI which focuses on life as a female trial lawyer. The goal is to not only share past experiences and anecdotal stories, but to come up […]
  • 07-Sep-18

    RULES: The Black Hat Way

    RULES: The Black Hat Way
    By Don Keenan When the Reptile© first began using and embedding Rules, the Black Hats reacted as if we had just killed their firstborn; they were giving hair-on-fire proclamations of the end of the world as they knew it. Over the last 8-plus years, that hysteria has transformed into resignation. With our troops coming to […]

Marler Blog: Food Litigation

  • 20-Sep-18

    Cargill E. coli O26 Illnesses in Colorado (10), Florida (15), Massachusetts (1) and Tennessee (1) – 1 Death

    Cargill E. coli O26 Illnesses in Colorado (10), Florida (15), Massachusetts (1) and Tennessee (1) – 1 Death
    As of September 19, 2018, 18 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O26 were reported from 4 states – Colorado (10), Florida (15), Massachusetts (1) and Tennessee (1). Illnesses started on dates ranging from July 5, 2018 to July 25, 2018. Ill people ranged in age from one year to 75, with a median age... Continue Reading
  • 20-Sep-18

    A Little Cargill History of E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria Outbreaks

    A Little Cargill History of E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria Outbreaks
    Cargill Ground Beef 2018 – 17 Ill, 1 Death – E. coli O26 On Aug. 16, 2018, FSIS was notified of an investigation of E. coli O26 illnesses. FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state public health and agriculture partners determined that raw ground beef was the probable source of the reported illnesses. The... Continue Reading
  • 16-Sep-18

    Off to IAFP in Buenos Aires Argentina this week to talk Food Safety

    Off to IAFP in Buenos Aires Argentina this week to talk Food Safety
    After speaking in Indiana last week and after speaking in Montana this week, I am off to Argentina to beat the drum on “why it is a bad idea to poison your customers,” and how to avoid litigation. Continue Reading

The Pop Tort.com

  • 20-Sep-18

    Name The Celebrity Medical Malpractice Victim!

    Name The Celebrity Medical Malpractice Victim!
    Hey kids, it’s our favorite time of year again – PopTort Pop Quiz time! We do lots of quizzes on the important topic of medical malpractice and we can't always say they're much fun. But today's quiz is really gonna...
  • 13-Sep-18

    Is Congress Worse than Trump?

    Is Congress Worse than Trump?
    In yIn yesterdays’ Daily 202 from the Washington Post, James Hohmann wrote, “The American people are more focused on the daily drama emanating from the reality television presidency than they are substantive policy issues. Meanwhile, the administration is making meaningful...
  • 28-Aug-18

    While We May Disagree …

    While We May Disagree …
    This week, the nation received a lesson on what it means to act like an adult. Unfortunately, it took President Trump’s infantile response to the death of Sen. John McCain to provide that lesson, although I’m guessing that most of...

Corporate Crime Reporter

  • 19-Sep-18

    Former SEC and FINRA Official Russ Ryan Back to King & Spalding

    Former SEC and FINRA Official Russ Ryan Back to King & Spalding
    Russ Ryan has returned to King & Spalding as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He rejoins King & Spalding from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where he served as deputy chief of enforcement. “The rare combination of experience in private practice and in the enforcement divisions of both the SEC and […] The post Former SEC and FINRA Official Russ Ry
  • 18-Sep-18

    Brana Says Dems Will Again Deny Sanders Presidential Nomination

    Brana Says Dems Will Again Deny Sanders Presidential Nomination
    Nick Brana says that Bernie Sanders will run again as a Democrat for President in 2020. And Brana says that the Democrats will once again deny Sanders the nomination in favor of a corporate establishment candidate.   Brana is the former national political outreach coordinator for the Bernie Sanders Presidential campaign in 2016. Brana is […] The post Brana Says Dems Will Again Deny Sand
  • 13-Sep-18

    Facebook Dostoevsky Postman and the Demise of Deliberative Democracy

    Facebook Dostoevsky Postman and the Demise of Deliberative Democracy
    Siva Vaidhyanathan opens his book Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2018) with a quote from The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. “Some claim that the world is gradually becoming united, that it will grow into a brotherly community as distances shrink and ideas are transmitted through the air. […] The post Facebook Dostoev

Legal Writing Prof Blog

  • 15-Sep-18

    ABA Legal Skills Conference

    ABA Legal Skills Conference
    The American Bar Association Governmental and Public Sector Lawyers Division will hold a Legal Skills Conference on October 26, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (mew)
  • 11-Sep-18

    Deciphering Legal Abbreviations: The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations

    Deciphering Legal Abbreviations: The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
    The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. Many major foreign language law publications are also included in the database.
  • 07-Sep-18

    LWI One-Day Workshops

    LWI One-Day Workshops
    The Legal Writing Institute will again host one-day workshops around the country in late November and December. A list of locations and dates can be found by clicking here, with information on how to be a presenter. (mew)

Drug Injury Watch

  • 06-Sep-18

    Newer Diabetes Drugs Side Effect: Fournier’s Gangrene, Serious Infection Of Genital Area

    Newer Diabetes Drugs Side Effect: Fournier’s Gangrene, Serious Infection Of Genital Area
    FDA Mandates Label Changes With New Warnings For Invokana, Farxiga, Jardiance, Other SGLT2 Inhibitors (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) In late August 2018 the FDA warned doctors and patients that cases of Fournier’s gangrene, a rare but serious infection of the genitals and area around the genitals, have been reported with the class of type 2 diabetes medicines called sodium-glucose cot
  • 29-Aug-18

    Invokana / Jardiance / Farxiga: Increased Risks Of Lower-Limb Amputations Compared To Another Class Of Diabetes Drugs

    Invokana / Jardiance / Farxiga: Increased Risks Of Lower-Limb Amputations Compared To Another Class Of Diabetes Drugs
    Today Only The Invokana Drug Label Includes Warnings About Amputations Of Legs, Feet, And Toes; Will There Be Label Changes For Farxiga And Jardiance? (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Another new medical study indicates that lower extremity amputations is a drug class side effects of SGLT-2 inhibitor diabetes drugs such as Invokana, Jardiance, and Farxiga. Earlier this month we reported
  • 20-Aug-18

    Diabetes Drug Tradjenta Associated With Bullous Pemphigoid, A Chronic Blistering Skin Condition

    Diabetes Drug Tradjenta Associated With Bullous Pemphigoid, A Chronic Blistering Skin Condition
    Bullous Pemphigoid (BP) Is An Auto-Immune Skin Disease Which Can Be Fatal, Particularly In Patients Who Are Debilitated (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Three relatively new medical studies add weight to an emerging drug safety issue involving Tradjenta (linagliptin), which is part of the dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors class of type 2 diabetes drugs. Before getting to the rec

Citizen Vox

  • 27-Aug-18

    Trump Administration Analysis: Freezing Clean Car Standards Would Cause Hundreds of Fatalities Per Year and Sicken Thousands

    Trump Administration Analysis: Freezing Clean Car Standards Would Cause Hundreds of Fatalities Per Year and Sicken Thousands
    The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards (“clean car standards”) omitted internal administration analysis showing that extra pollution resulting from the plan would cause up to 299 premature fatalities per year by 2050. The proposal also would result in Americans missing thousands of days of work annually from conditions […]
  • 23-Aug-18

    CPSIA at 10: Using Civil Penalties to Deter Wrongdoing

    CPSIA at 10: Using Civil Penalties to Deter Wrongdoing
    During the month of August, Public Citizen and our partners are celebrating the tenth anniversary of passage of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), a law that has made products, especially children’s toys, safer. When Congress passed the original Consumer Product Safety Act in 1972, it not only created the Consumer Product Safety Commission […]
  • 22-Aug-18

    Medicare-for-All at the Center of Health Care Discussion in the 2018 Election

    Medicare-for-All at the Center of Health Care Discussion in the 2018 Election
    With fewer than 100 days left until the mid-term elections on November 6th, candidates are trying to engage voters on major issues including health care, immigration, and the economy. Republican proposals to roll back or alter the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid, and Medicare have pushed Democratic candidates to campaign on health care, with many […]

Brennan Center for Justice

  • 24-Aug-18

    Americans’ Privacy at Stake as Second Circuit Hears Hasbajrami FISA Case

    Americans’ Privacy at Stake as Second Circuit Hears Hasbajrami FISA Case
    Americans’ Privacy at Stake as Second Circuit Hears Hasbajrami FISA CaseElizabeth (Liza) GoiteinAugust 24, 2018 Courts are on a dangerous constitutional path — it’s time for a course correction
  • 24-Aug-18

    Federal Election Security Grants Don’t Go Far Enough

    Federal Election Security Grants Don’t Go Far Enough
    Federal Election Security Grants Don’t Go Far EnoughChristopher DeluzioAugust 24, 2018 Far more funding is needed to improve election security in the states
  • 24-Aug-18

    The Free Press Aren’t ‘Enemies of the People’

    The Free Press Aren’t ‘Enemies of the People’
    The Free Press Aren’t ‘Enemies of the People’Andrew BoyleAugust 24, 2018 The phrase has an ignominious history. Why does Trump keep using it?

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Jonathan Turley

SCOTUSblog

  • 15-Aug-18

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    At CNN, Lauren Fox reports that “[t]wo red state Democrats are scheduled to meet [today] with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, highly anticipated meetings that could set the tone for where some of the Senate’s most vulnerable Democrats land on appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.” According to Seung Min Kim for The Washington Post, […] The post W
  • 14-Aug-18

    Judge Kavanaugh and justiciability

    Judge Kavanaugh and justiciability
    Aaron Nielson is an associate law professor at Brigham Young University and the weekly author of D.C. Circuit Review–Reviewed at the Notice & Comment Blog. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is an unusual court. Because it disproportionately hears lawsuits involving the United States, it often wades into the “famously […] The post Judge Kavanaugh and justiciab
  • 14-Aug-18

    With Kavanaugh hearing set, Senate releases records

    With Kavanaugh hearing set, Senate releases records
    Although the battle over records related to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s tenure in the George W. Bush White House continues, the Senate Judiciary Committee has recently released over 100,000 pages of documents. The first batch of documents, released last week, contained over 5,000 pages of emails from Kavanaugh’s stint as an associate White House counsel, a […] The post With Kavanaugh hearing set

BernabeTorts

  • 14-Aug-18

    Kentucky Supreme Court hears oral arguments in case challenging med mal panel review procedure

    Kentucky Supreme Court hears oral arguments in case challenging med mal panel review procedure
    As reported in the TortsProf blog: Last year, Kentucky enacted a law requiring medical malpractice claimants to go through a panel procedure (review by health care professionals) prior to obtaining a jury trial.  The process consumes nine months and the outcome is admissible, but not binding, at the subsequent trial.  Last week, the Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments over the constit
  • 03-Aug-18

    Comment on documentary "Bleeding Edge" and the medical device industry

    Comment on documentary "Bleeding Edge" and the medical device industry
    Netflix recently released a documentary called "The Bleeding Edge" which details many problems with medical devices today, with emphasis on the suffering of thousands of people due to Bayer’s Essure contraceptive, DePuy’s ASR hip implant, Johnson & Johnson’s transvaginal mesh, and the Da Vinci surgical robot.  Most medical devices aren’t tested with clinical trials. The medical devices wh
  • 15-Jul-18

    Third Circuit: US is immune from liability for intentional conduct by TSA officers because they are not "law enforcement officers" under the FTCA

    Third Circuit: US is immune from liability for intentional conduct by TSA officers because they are not "law enforcement officers" under the FTCA
    As you probably know, the Federal Torts Claims Act retains immunity in a number of very specific circumstances.  Thus, according to the Act, the United States generally enjoys sovereign immunity for intentional torts committed by federal employees.  However, this rule is subject to an exception which waives immunity for a number of intentional torts if they are committed by employees who

Above the Law

  • 24-Jul-18

    Finance: In-House Counsel’s Fair-Weather Friend

    Finance: In-House Counsel’s Fair-Weather Friend
    When you see your Finance counterpart, tread carefully, friend. There could be stormy weather ahead.
  • 24-Jul-18

    IPR Loophole… Closed For Now

    IPR Loophole… Closed For Now
    As far as IPRs are concerned, it doesn’t matter who owns a patent, whether the owner be an Indian tribe or a group of kindergarten students.
  • 24-Jul-18

    Morning Docket: 07.24.18

    Morning Docket: 07.24.18
    * It's the first day of the bar exam in a number of jurisdictions. These young lawyers have suggestions for your last month of freedom. [Young Lawyers Advisory Board] * Jeff Sessions is withholding funding from local law enforcement. Just the latest example of Dummy the House Elf's curious interpretation of being "tough on crime." [NJ.com] * Now Trump will meet with Mueller? Oh, he'll talk to Mu

Dwyer Williams Potter

  • 23-Jul-18

    Meeting Oregon Reporting Requirements after a Car Accident

    Meeting Oregon Reporting Requirements after a Car Accident
    The post Meeting Oregon Reporting Requirements after a Car Accident appeared first on https://roydwyertemp.wpengine.com If you’ve been involved in a car accident, Oregon law requires you to file an accident report within 72 hours of the collision. For car accident injury victims, properly filing the report not only ensures ... Read More
  • 25-Jun-18

    Medford Woman Arrested for Elder Abuse

    Medford Woman Arrested for Elder Abuse
    The post Medford Woman Arrested for Elder Abuse appeared first on https://roydwyertemp.wpengine.com An Oregon woman has been arrested for allegedly abusing two elderly people in an effort to steal their money. The woman is now facing over 30 criminal felony charges stemming from her treatment of the ... Read More
  • 28-May-18

    More and More Pedestrians Dying on US Roads

    More and More Pedestrians Dying on US Roads
    The post More and More Pedestrians Dying on US Roads appeared first on https://roydwyertemp.wpengine.com Roadway deaths are on the rise. Between 2014 and 2016, deaths on US roads increased by over 14%. While deaths overall have soared, the category of roadway occupant that has suffered the greatest increase in ... Read More

Pretrial, Trial, Appellate & Evidence Blog

Washington Bike Law (Bob Anderton)

  • 22-May-18

    An Advocacy Organization or a Law Firm Representing Individuals? Yes.

    An Advocacy Organization or a Law Firm Representing Individuals? Yes.
    One of our takeaways from Bike Everywhere Day is that many people don’t quite know what Washington Bike Law (WBL) does… are we an advocacy organization or are we a law firm? In short, yes… What we do: WBL is a law office that represents individuals who have been injured in bike crashes AND we … Continue reading An Advocacy Organization or a Law Firm Representing Individuals? Yes.
  • 01-May-18

    Don’t Miss Washington Bike Law’s Bike Everywhere Day Celebration Station May 18

    Don’t Miss Washington Bike Law’s Bike Everywhere Day Celebration Station May 18
    Don’t pass us by without stopping… our Celebration Station will be open 7 am to 9 am May 18, 2018. We’ll be across the street from our office at Second and Cherry on the Second Avenue Bike Lane. Seattle Neighborhood Greenways (SNG) will be joining us on May 18. SNG is the grass-roots based Safe … Continue reading Don’t Miss Washington Bike Law’s Bike Everywhere
  • 12-Apr-18

    The PeopleWay

    The PeopleWay
    The #BikeTrain has started @CMReynoso34 @TransAlt New option to address upcoming L train shutdown pic.twitter.com/4HGemDK0Px — Madina Toure (@madinatoure) April 12, 2018 A lot of #BikeNYC commuters, when you ask, will tell you that they first started cycling during large-scale disruptions to the city’s subway system – the transit strikes of 1980 and 2005, the … Continue reading The PeopleWay

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

  • 26-Mar-18

    Conference Announcement: Pricing Litigation Risk -- April 27, 2018

    Conference Announcement: Pricing Litigation Risk -- April 27, 2018
    The University of Connecticut School of Law and Insurance Law Center invite you to a conference on “Pricing Litigation Risk in the 21st Century” Friday, April 27, 2018 from 9 to 2 Please join us for a first of its...
  • 06-Mar-18

    Fourth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop - Call for Papers

    Fourth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop - Call for Papers
    The Fourth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop will be held on November 9-10, 2018 at Stanford Law School. Here's the blurb from its tireless organizers: We are excited to announce the fourth annual Civil Procedure Workshop, to be held Stanford Law...
  • 21-Feb-18

    Fifty Years of Class Actions - A Global Perspective

    Fifty Years of Class Actions - A Global Perspective
    Theoretical Inquiries in Law has just published a symposium volume on FiftyYears of Class Actions - A Global Perspective. It's chock full of interesting ideas and features a keynote from Professor Arthur Miller (NYU). Here's the table of contents (if...

American Constitution Society

  • 09-Mar-18

    Reining in RFRA (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Part 2)

    Reining in RFRA (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Part 2)
    by Katie Eyer, Associate Professor at Rutgers Law School* A separate blog post by Professor Eyer on this case addresses the Sixth Circuit’s analysis of the sex discrimination claims raised by the Plaintiff, and is available here.Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby—extending the protections of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to for-profit entities&m
  • 09-Mar-18

    The LGBT Employment Rights Tipping Point (EEOC v. R.G & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Part 1)

    The LGBT Employment Rights Tipping Point (EEOC v. R.G & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Part 1)
    by Katie Eyer, Associate Professor at Rutgers Law School*Professor Eyer’s Issue Brief on this subject, Sex Discrimination Law and LGBT Equality is available on the ACS website.  A separate blog post by Professor Eyer addresses the Sixth Circuit’s analysis of the RFRA defense raised by the employer in this case, and is available here.Almost 15 years ago, the Sixth Circuit became th
  • 08-Mar-18

    Insecurity: How lax security procedures could hurt our national security

    Insecurity: How lax security procedures could hurt our national security
    by Emily Berman, assistant professor, University of Houston Law CenterEach day, it seems, another personnel-related headline emerges from the West Wing of the White House. As a result, the events of just a few days past often feel like ancient history. But rather than succumb to the 24-hour news cycle, it behooves us to pause and consider more closely White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly&

Washington Labor and Employment Blog

  • 23-Jan-18

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 57: A Conclusion with Some Practical Tips

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 57: A Conclusion with Some Practical Tips
    By: Jim Cline This article is the 57th and Final in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the last few months we’ve published, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect […] The post Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 57: A Conclus
  • 26-Dec-17

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 56: Civil Claims against the Perpetrator and other Third Parties

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 56: Civil Claims against the Perpetrator and other Third Parties
    By Jim Cline This article is the 56th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the last few months and continuing for the next few weeks, we’re publishing, in various segments, information on how […] The post Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 56: Civil Claim
  • 18-Oct-17

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 55: The LEOFF II Right to Sue the Employer

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 55: The LEOFF II Right to Sue the Employer
    By Jim Cline This article is the 55th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the last few months and continuing for the next few weeks, we’re publishing, in various segments, information on how […] The post Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 55: The LEOFF I

Lawyernomics by Avvo

  • 05-Jul-17

    5 tips to achieve better work-life balance this summer

    5 tips to achieve better work-life balance this summer
    Here are my 5 work-life balance tips to maximize the fun this summer while still maintaining, and hopefully, growing your law practice. The post 5 tips to achieve better work-life balance this summer appeared first on Lawyernomics by Avvo.           Related StoriesMy 5 resolutions for personal and professional growth4 strategies to manage your tim
  • 28-Jun-17

    FutureLaw 2017: Attention, emotion, and disintermediation

    FutureLaw 2017: Attention, emotion, and disintermediation
    By far my favorite moment at Stanford Law School’s FutureLaw event was during the Dan Katz panel titled The Perils and Promise of Predictive Analytics in Law. All the panelists were great but Dera Nevin blew me away. Using the themes of attention, emotion, and disintermediation, she gave specific and provocative examples of the legal system in the age of data. The post FutureLaw 2017: Attention, e
  • 20-Jun-17

    4 strategies to manage your time for profitability

    4 strategies to manage your time for profitability
    How you manage your time for the remaining part of the year will determine whether or not you accomplish your goals. Here are some strategies that have worked for me. The post 4 strategies to manage your time for profitability appeared first on Lawyernomics by Avvo.             CommentsStaying focused is key. Thanks for giving us reminders of

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.

Gavel Grab

  • 10-May-17

    Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

    Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey
    TRUMP FIRES F.B.I. DIRECTOR COMEY: President Trump has fired James B. Comey, the director of the F.B.I. and the top official conducting the criminal investigation into whether or not Trump and Trump’s advisers worked with the Russian government to affect the 2016 presidential election, reported The New York Times. In a statement on Comey’s firing, Nan Aron, president of […]
  • 05-May-17

    Protesters Face Jail Time for Disrupting SCOTUS, Sessions Hearing

    Protesters Face Jail Time for Disrupting SCOTUS, Sessions Hearing
    PROTESTERS FACE JAIL TIME FOR DISRUPTING SCOTUS, JUDICIARY COMMITTEE PROCEEDINGS: Five people who disrupted Supreme Court proceedings to protest the Citizens United decision pled guilty to two misdemeanor charges. According to Buzzfeed News, the sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 24th, and the protesters could face up to a year in jail. Earlier this week, Vox reported that […]
  • 01-May-17

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    TRUMP WILL USE SAME SCOTUS SHORTLIST FOR NEXT VACANCY: President Trump told The Washington Times he will be using the same list of candidates for any future Supreme Court vacancies that he used to select Justice Neil Gorsuch. The list of 21 potential Supreme Court nominees was significantly influenced by the Federalist Society and The Heritage Foundation. EXPERTS SAY […]

Fighting for Justice

  • 28-Oct-16

    Share Our Values

    Share Our Values
    Share this important video:Filed under: Uncategorized
  • 22-Sep-16

    From the Archives

    From the Archives
    We’re bringing back #tbt to the blog! Here are some great throwbacks to WSAJ at bill signings through 3 governorships – Locke, Gregoire & Inslee.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • 07-Sep-16

    STIFLING THE COMPETITION

    STIFLING THE COMPETITION
    In May, the White House released a report saying 30 million Americans are subject to non-compete clauses. What was once seen as a clause only for high-skills employment positions has now begun to pop up everywhere – including hair styling and sandwich making. Non-compete clauses are seemingly designed to protect intellectual property and customer bases. … Continue reading STIFLING THE

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

  • 13-Jul-16

    A Message from CTLA

    A Message from CTLA
    07/13/2016 // Hartford, CT, USA // cttriallawyers // Neil Ferstand As you probably know, the June 27th print version of the Connecticut Law Tribune was it's last. We thought that it would be a nice way to mark the end, by publishing a piece reflecting some of the community service work that we as an association have accomplished together. For those of you with the print version, turn to the las
  • 06-May-16

    Medical Errors: Still Crazy After All These Years

    Medical Errors: Still Crazy After All These Years
    05/06/2016 // Hartford, CT, USA // cttriallawyers // Neil Ferstand First published May 4, 2016 ThePopTort.com When the Institute of Medicine published its landmark 1999 study “To Err Is Human,” finding that up to 98,000 patients die each year in hospitals due to medical errors, the medical industry had a swift response. Within a year, both the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAM
  • 24-Feb-16

    Speaker Urges Cheshire High School Students to Combat Distracted Driving

    Speaker Urges Cheshire High School Students to Combat Distracted Driving
    02/24/2016 // Hartford, CT, USA // cttriallawyers // Neil Ferstand Originally published: Luther Turmelle, New Haven Register, 2/23/16 A Pennsylvania-based attorney whose daughter was killed by a distracted driver told juniors and seniors at Cheshire High School Tuesday that they can change the way people look at the subject. Joel Feldman urged the 800 students who attended his presentation on T

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

Justinian Lane

  • 20-Aug-14

    Injuries Related to Eyelash Extensions and Other Beauty Products

    Injuries Related to Eyelash Extensions and Other Beauty Products
    We encourage everyone who has been severely hurt by such products—including eyelash extensions, colored contacts, curling irons, and hair straighteners—to seek the legal help they need in order to receive fair compensation. Injuries that occur as a result of a faulty beauty product are often even more visible and even more personal than other injuries. The post Injuries Related to Eyelash Extensi
  • 10-Jul-14

    Summer 2014 Driving Tips: Avoid Danger & Risks on the Road

    Summer 2014 Driving Tips: Avoid Danger & Risks on the Road
    As you may know, the summer months are the most dangerous for driving every year, particularly for teenage drivers.  This short piece aims to provide a bit of insight into that phenomenon along with some helpful tips for safe driving. Also, here is useful US Census data on motor vehicle accident states between 1990 and […] The post Summer 2014 Driving Tips: Avoid Danger & Risks on the R
  • 08-Jul-14

    Whiplash is 22% Worse If Using a Towing Hitch When Rear-Ended

    Whiplash is 22% Worse If Using a Towing Hitch When Rear-Ended
    One of the most common injuries resulting from rear-end collisions is whiplash. This can be exacerbated by as much as 22% in accidents where the victim's car was using a tow bar or two hitch on their vehicle when rear-ended. The post Whiplash is 22% Worse If Using a Towing Hitch When Rear-Ended appeared first on Justinian C Lane, Esq.

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