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Seattle Insurance and ERISA Blog - McKean Evans

  • 09-Dec-18

    Do I Have To Cooperate With My Insurer After A Loss?

    Do I Have To Cooperate With My Insurer After A Loss?
    Imagine your house catches fire and you make a claim for coverage under your homeowner’s insurance policy.  After a few weeks, the insurer denies the claim.  They don’t dispute the fire happened.  But they say they don’t have to cover the damage because you didn’t cooperate with their investigation.  They claim you should have sent … Continue reading Do I Have To Coop
  • 30-Nov-18

    Know Your Rights Under Washington’s Patient Bill of Rights

    Know Your Rights Under Washington’s Patient Bill of Rights
    Health insurance policyholders are guaranteed specific rights under Washington State’s Patient Bill of Rights.  The law’s purpose is to guarantee health insurance policyholders have access to quality health care.  If you find yourself in a dispute with your health insurance carrier, knowing these rights may help. Policyholders Have The Right To Know About Their Coverage.  … Conti
  • 17-Nov-18

    Insured California Wildfire Losses May Exceed $6 Billion

    Insured California Wildfire Losses May Exceed $6 Billion
    California’s increasingly-destructive wildfires are estimated to trigger billions of dollars in insurance claims.  As of November 2018, estimates show 15 wildfires in California destroying nearly 7,000 homes and business; 31 people have been killed and nearly 300,000 evacuated.  Beyond the loss of life and property damage implications for typical homeowner’s insurance coverage, the fir

Coluccio Law

  • 07-Dec-18

    A clean water legacy for a teenage crash victim

    A clean water legacy for a teenage crash victim
    Garrett was 15 years old when he was killed by a distracted semi-truck driver at 60 mph on a Washington State highway. Before he died, Garrett wrote that “a legacy is something you leave behind.” Garrett knew that his own legacy was still unknown, but wrote that he “planned to change the whole world.”  He was interested in [...] The post A clean water legacy for a teenage crash victim appe
  • 27-Nov-18

    5 quick tips for preventing a winter weather crash

    5 quick tips for preventing a winter weather crash
    Snow, freezing rain, and high winds are in the forecast for western Washington State this week. While that shouldn't come as a surprise - it's standard winter weather for most of the Pacific Northwest - there are always too many drivers who are caught off guard. The result is often a slew of predictable, often [...] The post 5 quick tips for preventing a winter weather crash appeared first
  • 18-Nov-18

    Why most people don’t notice the 40,000 killed in “car accidents”

    Why most people don’t notice the 40,000 killed in “car accidents”
    By 11:59 on December 31st, somewhere around 40,000 people will have died in car crashes in the U.S. this year. That should be a shocking number. If even 10% of those people had been killed in plane crashes, the country would be outraged. There would be investigations into airline safety, and memorials built to remember the 4,000 [...] The post Why most people don’t notice the 40,000

Washington Workers' Advisor (Causey Law Firm)

  • 06-Dec-18

    Washington to Expand Programs to Help Injured or Ill Employees Return to Work

    Washington to Expand Programs to Help Injured or Ill Employees Return to Work
    Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) is celebrating a $2.5 million federal grant to help up to 400 workers who develop a potential injury or illness remain at work, return to work or attain a new job. The grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) will fund […] The post Washington to Expand Programs t
  • 03-Dec-18

    H.R. 7109 Seeks to End Mandatory Arbitration Agreements for Workers

    H.R. 7109 Seeks to End Mandatory Arbitration Agreements for Workers
    On October 30, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and a group of House Democrats, including Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and 57 other co-sponsors, introduced the Restoring Justice for Workers Act (H.R. 7109), which would ban businesses from requiring workers to sign arbitration clauses. Employers would not be able to force workers to sign these agreements, and could not […] The post H.R. 7109 Seeks t
  • 29-Nov-18

    Upcoming documentary will highlight health risks of asbestos

    Upcoming documentary will highlight health risks of asbestos
    Today’s post was shared by Jon L Gelman and comes from www.bgdailynews.com Upcoming documentary will highlight health risks of asbestos Western Kentucky University graduate Bryan Lemon said he encountered some of the strongest people he’s ever known while making “Dirty Laundry,” a documentary about people affected by mesothelioma. “These people are some of the most [&

Paul Luvera Journal

  • 03-Dec-18

    IMMIGRATION - THE POLITICAL RUBIK'S CUBE OF TODAY

    IMMIGRATION - THE POLITICAL RUBIK'S CUBE OF TODAY
    Abortion, gun control, climate change and terrorism are all red flag issues which are certain to cause controversy and dispute in conversations. The most recent issue that has been covered in the media is that of immigration. President Trump has...
  • 20-Nov-18

    MAKE NEW FRIENDS, BUT KEEP THE OLD; THOSE ARE SILVER, THESE ARE GOLD.

    MAKE NEW FRIENDS, BUT KEEP THE OLD; THOSE ARE SILVER, THESE ARE GOLD.
    Old friends are gold.” That was the theme of the reunion luncheon for our law firm paralegals held at the Columbia Tower Club in Seattle on November 22nd. Lita arranged the entire affair. We were fortunate in having a number...
  • 04-Nov-18

    PAUL NICHOLAS LUVERA, SR 1898 - 1990

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

Lehmbecker Law

  • 29-Nov-18

    Victim of DUI Accident Sues Bar for Over Serving

    Victim of DUI Accident Sues Bar for Over Serving
    It’s everyone’s worst nightmare. A night of fun turned deadly in Bellingham, WA a few years ago when a drunk driver left a bar, got into his Ford F-350 heavy duty pick-up truck and hit the road. He proceeded to hit multiple pedestrians, severely injuring one (our client) and killing the other. He kept going, T-boning…  [Continue reading] Victim of DUI Accident Sues Bar
  • 27-Nov-18

    Three Surprisingly Simple Lessons

    Three Surprisingly Simple Lessons
    By Larry A. Lehmbecker, Managing Attorney After graduating from Law School in 1986, I had a great grounding in legal theory. I knew how to do legal research and how to frame and argue a legal issue. However, I didn’t know much about the practical and human side of practicing law. Once I began representing…  [Continue reading] Three Surprisingly Simple Lessons The post Three Surpris
  • 13-Nov-18

    Q: I want to sue my employer because I think they caused my accident at work. I feel like they should be held accountable. What can I do?

    Q: I want to sue my employer because I think they caused my accident at work. I feel like they should be held accountable. What can I do?
    It’s understandable that you feel your employer should be held accountable for your accident at work. However, in the early 1900s Washington State adopted laws that offered both employees and employers a better way to fairly handle instances of on-the-job injuries and illnesses. For more information on the history of the Workers’ Comp system in…  [Continue reading] Q: I

The Trucking Watchdog - Kevin Coluccio

  • 29-Nov-18

    Here’s what happened in the powdered milk truck crash on I-5

    Here’s what happened in the powdered milk truck crash on I-5
    For several hours yesterday, a rollover truck crash on I-5 resulted in the closure of all the southbound lanes, and part of the northbound lanes. The crash occurred between Tumwater and Maytown near 113th Avenue, but affected drivers from Portland to Seattle. The Thurston County Sheriff reported that a second crash - a hit-and-run on [...] The post Here’s what happened in the powdere
  • 19-Nov-18

    How marijuana laws have changed – but not for truck drivers

    How marijuana laws have changed – but not for truck drivers
    Laws in several states permit the sale and use of recreational marijuana. In another 31 states and Washington D.C., laws allow for medical marijuana. Oregon, Washington, and Colorado—the first states to legalize recreational marijuana—have had a 5.2% overall increase in crashes, according to an IIHS study. We are only beginning to understand the effect that marijuana [...] The post How mar
  • 24-Oct-18

    What made I-90 in Washington so dangerous for semi-trucks?

    What made I-90 in Washington so dangerous for semi-trucks?
    It was this pile-up, with five semi-trucks and three cars, that brought attention to an ongoing problem. Photo from Washington State Patrol; police reported no one in the 3 cars or 5 trucks sustained serious injury. This is one of several recent I-90 crashes involving semi-trucks. Reportedly, a semi-truck jackknifed in the westbound [...] The post What made I-90 in Washington so dangerou

Seattle Motor Vehicle Accident (Matthew Dubin)

  • 01-Nov-18

    How serious is texting and driving among teenage drivers?

    How serious is texting and driving among teenage drivers?
    While driving in Seattle can seem like a routine activity, motorists have different experiences each and every time they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. One can never predict whom they might encounter or drive by, and they...
  • 25-Oct-18

    Spokane ranked third dangerous city for pedestrians

    Spokane ranked third dangerous city for pedestrians
    While pedestrians can occupy many areas and locations, they are frequently seen on sidewalks and crosswalks. While there are designated areas that signal where it is safe to cross the road, pedestrian do not always use them. No matter...
  • 18-Oct-18

    Taking action after a pedestrian accident

    Taking action after a pedestrian accident
    Being a pedestrian in Seattle and other cities across the nation is fairly common. Whether one is walking from a parked car to an establishment or is walking by foot from one destination to the next, the reality of...

James McCormick

  • 09-Oct-18

    Resorts can be Responsible for Injuries Caused by Lift Operations

    Resorts can be Responsible for Injuries Caused by Lift Operations
    Unsafe lift operations can lead to serious injuries.  Chairlifts are complicated and powerful machines.  Skiers and snowboarders are no match for a heavy, fast moving chairlift.  Often the safety of skiers and snowboarders is dependent upon lift operators safely and attentively operating their lift. Lift attendants must be properly trained on lift operations.  This includes… Read More The post Res
  • 27-Sep-18

    Should Ski Resorts Investigate Injuries and Report Injury Statistics?

    Should Ski Resorts Investigate Injuries and Report Injury Statistics?
    A lot of injuries occur at ski resorts across the country each winter.  However, the public, and even the resorts are largely unaware of exactly how many injuries occur and the nature and cause of those injuries. Should ski resorts be obligated to investigate and document injuries that occur on their slopes?  And should data… Read More The post Should Ski Resorts Investigate Injuries and Report In
  • 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 McCormick

The CMG Voice

Brett Murphy

  • 01-Oct-18

    6 of the Most Controversial Wrongful Death Cases in History

    6 of the Most Controversial Wrongful Death Cases in History
    Wrongful deaths are tragedies that often could have been prevented. Whether it was an act of negligence, recklessness, or purposeful actions, controversy tends to surround these cases. Six wrongful death cases in history were the center of attention for media outlets because of not only how the death occurred, but also because of the high-value... The post 6 of the Most Controversial Wrongful Deat
  • 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

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

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)

The Harper law Blog - Ed Harper

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...

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

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

  • 10-Dec-18

    The economics of a legal blogging network as a virtual community

    The economics of a legal blogging network as a virtual community
    Over twenty years ago I read of the power of virtual communities in Net Gain, Expanding Markets Through Virtual Communities by John Hagel and Arthur Armstrong (now executive director of Debevoise &Plimpton). I read Net Gain then while creating Prairielaw.com, a virtual law community of lawyers and lay people alike, later sold to LexisNexis. I am reading...
  • 08-Dec-18

    Gutenberg is the future of legal publishing

    Gutenberg is the future of legal publishing
    Watching WordPress cofounder, Matt Mullenweg deliver his annual State of the Word at WordCamp US on Saturday afternoon from Nashville there was little question that Gutenberg is the future of legal publishing. Beginning with the WordPress text editor (unchanged for a decade till now) released this week with WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg will ultimately impact the entire...
  • 03-Dec-18

    Campaign underway to grow LexBlog’s worldwide legal blogging network

    Campaign underway to grow LexBlog’s worldwide legal blogging network
    A campaign got underway today to grow LexBlog’s worldwide legal blogging network. This morning, two members of LexBlog’s publishing team began reaching out to legal bloggers in the United States whose blogs are not already in LexBlog’s legal news and commentary network.  LexBlog announced a few months ago the launch of a first of its...

The Legal Examiner

Legal Writing Prof Blog

  • 09-Dec-18

    Global Legal Skills Conference Opens in Melbourne

    Global Legal Skills Conference Opens in Melbourne
    The 13th Global Legal Skills Conference opened today in Melbourne, Australia, drawing speakers and participants from 22 countries. The conference is hosted by Melbourne Law School in partnership with The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where the conference originated....
  • 09-Dec-18

    Save the Date: Burton Awards 2019

    Save the Date: Burton Awards 2019
    The 20th Annual Burton Awards will be held in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 20, 2019. Burton Awards event begins: Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 4:00p.m. prompt Cocktail Reception: Great Hall of the Library of Congress, 6:00 p.m. Gala/Dinner: Great...
  • 24-Nov-18

    Commas Are Important.

    Commas Are Important.
    No thanks to you. No, thanks to you. (mew)

DC Medical Malpractice & Patient Safety

  • 09-Dec-18

    Just the Facts, Ma’am: Medical malpractice lawsuits safeguard patients & improve health system

    Just the Facts, Ma’am: Medical malpractice lawsuits safeguard patients & improve health system
    Facts matter, and, when amassed in a smart way, they can paint a powerful and accurate picture of reality, as is made clear with findings presented in the annual “Briefing Book” on medical malpractice from the Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School. As the Kentucky Supreme Court recently affirmed when it […]
  • 07-Dec-18

    When Johns Hopkins’ ambitions grew in Tampa, kids suffered, probe shows

    When Johns Hopkins’ ambitions grew in Tampa, kids suffered, probe shows
    When big hospitals aim to get even more giant, they do so at risk of the quality of care they offer to their patients — and they can do much damage to their brand and hard-to-repair reputations. That may be a reality that elite Johns Hopkins may be discovering. The Tampa Bay Times deserves credit […]
  • 05-Dec-18

    U.S. life expectancy dives as drug overdoses and suicides soar

    U.S. life expectancy dives as drug overdoses and suicides soar
    CDC: drug overdoses As 2018 rumbles to its close, Americans are getting yet more excruciating information about the toll inflicted on us by Big Pharma, doctors, hospitals, and insurers: The nation is posting record numbers of overdose deaths, suicides, and a life expectancy rate that’s falling in a way not seen since the great wars. […]

Keenan Trial Blog

  • 07-Dec-18

    EDGE© AUTOPSY: EDGE© SUPERSTAR Gavin Flynn

    EDGE© AUTOPSY: EDGE© SUPERSTAR Gavin Flynn
    Article by Amy Miller, KLF 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 in early […]
  • 30-Nov-18

    A NEW CUTTING-EDGE WAY TO LEARN

    A NEW CUTTING-EDGE WAY TO LEARN
    By Don Keenan Gradually, there will be a death of the podium talks; that is, the lawyer who simply stands at the front of the room and lectures at you. We can all agree lectures are boring and, quite frankly, easily forgotten. We have found over the years that actual demonstration and roleplaying activities are […]
  • 16-Nov-18

    Your Practice, Your Choice: Why You Should Care About My KLF Fellowship Journey

    Your Practice, Your Choice: Why You Should Care About My KLF Fellowship Journey
    By Douglas Dykes 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 – including Doug Dykes, today’s blog author, who was a fellow in 2017. Our seventh fellow, Amy Miller, is settling in; however, it is time to […]

Dwyer Williams Potter

  • 06-Dec-18

    Child Sexual Abuse Warning Signs

    Child Sexual Abuse Warning Signs
    The post Child Sexual Abuse Warning Signs appeared first on https://roydwyertemp.wpengine.com Childhood sexual abuse includes a wide variety of behavior.  Sexual abuse may or may not involve physical contact. It is any act that engages a child in an activity for sexual purposes. Most children who ... Read More
  • 05-Dec-18

    7 Useful Insights For Your Oregon Personal Injury Consultation

    7 Useful Insights For Your Oregon Personal Injury Consultation
    The post 7 Useful Insights For Your Oregon Personal Injury Consultation appeared first on https://roydwyertemp.wpengine.com Any personal injury is an unfortunate occurrence, and more so, when it occurs due to another party’s fault and you have to deal with it. No one says this is going to be easy but ... Read More
  • 03-Dec-18

    Head-On Collisions: The Top Causes and What you should do in the State of Oregon

    Head-On Collisions: The Top Causes and What you should do in the State of Oregon
    The post Head-On Collisions: The Top Causes and What you should do in the State of Oregon appeared first on https://roydwyertemp.wpengine.com Any kind of car accident can cause an injury. Even those little fender-benders can cause injuries. But in this article, we want to talk about head-on collisions. These types of serious car accidents aren’t as ... Read More

The Pop Tort.com

  • 06-Dec-18

    It's PopTort PopQuiz Time, Med Mal True or False Edition!

    It's PopTort PopQuiz Time, Med Mal True or False Edition!
    We were wondering whether to start a game of "Medical Negligence Truth or Dare" but decided "Medical Negligence True or False" might be a little safer. (Although as you'll see, in health care safety isn't always Job One.) Anyway, let's...
  • 20-Nov-18

    Dangerous Transportation Oddities

    Dangerous Transportation Oddities
    Oh, there are all kinds of dangers we could be talking about this holiday. Imagine the following not-so-hard-to-imagine scenario. You drive to the airport, under the influence legal weed. (We’re talking to you, Massachusetts.) Then you get your boarding pass...
  • 08-Nov-18

    What the Elections Said About Climate

    What the Elections Said About Climate
    Climate isn’t the only environmental disaster we need to worry about, of course. Remember the 2010 Deepwater Horizon/BP oil disaster in the Gulf? Turns out that all those chemical dispersants which “BP applied directly at the spewing wellhead – about...

Lawyerist

  • 05-Dec-18

    Podcast #201: 4 Keys to a Profitable Law Firm, with Greg Crabtree

    Podcast #201: 4 Keys to a Profitable Law Firm, with Greg Crabtree
    In this episode with Greg Crabtree, we talk about the four keys to a profitable law firm. This includes how to figure out what a small-firm owner or partner’s salary should be, how to increase productivity in a service business, when to take distributions, and how to think about tax breaks. Greg Crabtree Greg Crabtree […] The post Podcast #201: 4 Keys to a Profitable Law Firm, with Greg Crab
  • 03-Dec-18

    The Power of the Phone Call (Sponsored)

    The Power of the Phone Call (Sponsored)
    The Power of the Phone Call There is no denying we’ve plunged into a high-touch, digital age. But amidst the emails, text messages, and chat boxes, one medium of communication reigns supreme: the phone call. 65% of people prefer to contact a business by phone. The power of interpersonal communication is alive and well in […] The post The Power of the Phone Call (Sponsored) appeared first on
  • 01-Dec-18

    Boosting Office Morale: 2019 Challenge

    Boosting Office Morale: 2019 Challenge
    A happy office is a productive office, but it’s a bit difficult to be happy in an office where no one really knows each other or everyone focuses only on work. Our download features several activities you can do in your office and with your colleagues to boost office morale. We challenge you to do one […] The post Boosting Office Morale: 2019 Challenge appeared first on Lawyerist.com.

Corporate Crime Reporter

  • 04-Dec-18

    Mark Worth on Corporate Compliance Fatigue and Being Fed up with the Monitor

    Mark Worth on Corporate Compliance Fatigue and Being Fed up with the Monitor
    There was a conference last month – The Global Compliance Ethics and Anti-Corruption Summit – held in Munich attended by chief compliance officers and vice presidents of some of the world’s largest corporations – including Fluor, McDonald’s, Bacardi, Allianz, CIBC, Carlsberg Group, Johnson Controls, DaVita and Louis Berger. The organizers of the conference, Berry Professionals, […] The post
  • 29-Nov-18

    Hightower Up Against the Corporate Wall

    Hightower Up Against the Corporate Wall
    For ten years, Jim Hightower’s weekly column – Little Puffs of Populism – has been distributed week in and week out by Creators Syndicate to newspapers around the country. Not one problem. Until this week’s column titled Free The Free Press from Wall Street Plunderers. Earlier this week, Creators Syndicate informed Hightower they were not […] The post Hightower Up Against the Corporate
  • 28-Nov-18

    Erin Sheley on Corporate Crime and the Collective Negligence Standard

    Erin Sheley on Corporate Crime and the Collective Negligence Standard
    An employee of a corporation, acting at least in part to benefit the corporation, commits a crime. Under the standard of respondeat superior, the corporation is on the hook for the same crime. The standard has been criticized as over inclusive and under inclusive. It arguably punishes corporations without fault. That’s the over inclusive part. […] The post Erin Sheley on Corporate Crime and

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

  • 04-Dec-18

    Are you a plaintiff involved in a women's health mass tort? Or do you know people who are?

    Are you a plaintiff involved in a women's health mass tort? Or do you know people who are?
    Today's post is really a plea for help with a new project that I've just started. I've created a new survey that allows plaintiffs to tell me about their interaction with the court system and their attorneys. I’m hoping to...
  • 24-Oct-18

    Judge Reduces Roundup Verdict Against Bayer to $78.5 Million

    Judge Reduces Roundup Verdict Against Bayer to $78.5 Million
    Article in the Wall Street Journal -- Judge Reduces Jury Award Against Bayer's Roundup to $78.5 Million, by Sara Randazzo and Jacob Bunge.
  • 02-Oct-18

    Types of Litigation Finance (for journalists)

    Types of Litigation Finance (for journalists)
    I'm at a conference on litigation funding and realized it might be useful, especially for journalists, to think through what we mean when we talk about litigation funding or litigation finance. Journalists and others tend to describe all forms of...

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

  • 21-Nov-18

    Count Your Blessings

    Count Your Blessings
    This is a repost — the message hasn’t changed, but I continue to run turkey trots in the costume. The cigar, however, has been updated. ———————— People in mixed families — some of whom voted for/against Trump — may be dreading Thanksgiving and seeing certain relatives. But it isn’t up to me to tell you how to grow up and … Continue
  • 16-Nov-18

    So That’s What Law Firm Marketing Looks Like!

    So That’s What Law Firm Marketing Looks Like!
    Over the years, I’ve had my fair share of fun skewering attorney marketing. There was, for example, the law firm that advertised over a urinal. Lawyers that used Google ads or YouTube to chase plane crashes and train accidents. And there were companies that wanted me to advertise on funeral websites or in an unethical manner. But when a law … Continue reading …
  • 16-Oct-18

    Does Judicial Temperament Matter? (A Tale of Two Judges)

    Does Judicial Temperament Matter? (A Tale of Two Judges)
    It was the worst of temperaments, and it was the worser of temperaments. OK, not exactly the gold of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities opener, but I needed something to compare the recent fiasco of Justice Brett Kanvanaugh‘s confirmation hearing with the removal of Queens Civil Court Judge Terrence O’Connor today. Your familiarity with Kavanaugh’s angry, snarling, yelling 

Marler Blog: Food Litigation

  • 20-Nov-18

    2017 and 2018 E. coli Romaine Outbreaks Linked.

    2017 and 2018 E. coli Romaine Outbreaks Linked.
    Thirty-two people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 11 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 8, 2018 to October 31, 2018. Thirteen people were hospitalized, including one person who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. The Public Health Agency... Continue Readi
  • 17-Nov-18

    President Trump, let’s put the Turkey back into Thanksgiving

    President Trump, let’s put the Turkey back into Thanksgiving
    As of November 5, 2018, 164 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading have been reported from 35 states. Tonight Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC, a Barron, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella Reading, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety... Continue
  • 16-Nov-18

    Well, it’s almost Thanksgiving and there is a Salmonella Turkey Recall – What to do – And, not do?

    Well, it’s almost Thanksgiving and there is a Salmonella Turkey Recall – What to do – And, not do?
    I have received a few emails and calls about what to do for Thanksgiving when there appears to be an ongoing outbreak and recall.  FSIS has some of the best advice – see below: The Thanksgiving meal is the largest many cooks prepare each year. Getting it just right, especially the turkey, brings a fair... Continue Reading

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

  • 23-Oct-18

    Did Glass-Steagall's repeal matter?

    Did Glass-Steagall's repeal matter?
    That's the topic of as Glass-Steagall's Demise Inevitable and Unimportant? by law prof Arthur Wilmarth. Here's the abstract: The demise of the Glass-Steagall Act was the result of affirmative policy decisions by federal regulators and Congress, and it was not...
  • 23-Oct-18

    CFPB expected to cut payday repayment tests in revised rule

    CFPB expected to cut payday repayment tests in revised rule
    Bloomberg reports: Payday lenders could escape tighter regulation as the Trump-led Consumer Financial Protection bureau considers eliminating a requirement that they first assess borrowers’ ability to repay loans. The CFPB is expected to either propose eliminating the rule’s strict ability...
  • 19-Oct-18

    Rule to help federal student loan borrowers finally takes effect

    Rule to help federal student loan borrowers finally takes effect
    We’ve covered before the Department of Education’s recent attempt to gut a rule adopted under the Obama administration to help student loan borrowers and rein in for-profit colleges. The regulation, commonly referred to as the borrower defense rule, was supposed...

Pretrial, Trial, Appellate & Evidence Blog

BernabeTorts

  • 22-Oct-18

    Supreme Court hears oral argument in asbestos case under maritime law

    Supreme Court hears oral argument in asbestos case under maritime law
    A couple of weeks ago, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that raises basic principles of tort law as related to maritime jurisdiction.  The case involves equipment that depended on asbestos insulation sold by various manufacturers that was installed many years ago on Navy ships.  The plaintiffs are a group of sailors injured by the asbestos used with the equipment. Beca
  • 20-Oct-18

    Interesting case in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding false imprisonment

    Interesting case in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding false imprisonment
    Suppose a person is charged of and convicted of a crime he or she did not commit and is later exonerated.  Should that person have a claim for false imprisonment?  against whom?  and when would the statute of limitation begin to run?  These are some of the issues addressed by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a recent decision in which it  reversed and rema
  • 20-Oct-18

    Judge dismisses defamation suit against Trump

    Judge dismisses defamation suit against Trump
    By now you have probably heard that a U.S. District Judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump based on a “tweet” in which Trump suggested Daniels lied.  The judge concluded that the tweet "constitutes 'rhetorical hyperbole', and that because the tweet displays “an incredulous tone,” it was not meant to be understood as a “literal statement about th

Drug Injury Watch

  • 18-Oct-18

    Waiting To See Whether FDA Approves Zelnorm In 2018 After Zelnorm Was Withdrawn In 2007 For Safety Reasons

    Waiting To See Whether FDA Approves Zelnorm In 2018 After Zelnorm Was Withdrawn In 2007 For Safety Reasons
    Earlier Zelnorm Recall Was Due To Potential Cardiovascular Safety Signal, With Suicidal Ideation And Behavior Being Another Issue (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) On October 17, 2018 the FDA's Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted to recommend that Zelnorm (tegaserod maleate) be approved for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
  • 09-Oct-18

    Amputations Are SGLT-2 Inhibitors Drug-Class Side Effects It Now Appears, According To New Medical Evidence

    Amputations Are SGLT-2 Inhibitors Drug-Class Side Effects It Now Appears, According To New Medical Evidence
    Earlier Invokana Lower Limb Amputation Reports Are Being Followed By Farxiga And Jardiance Amputation Cases Now (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) There is new medical evidence which suggests the hypovolemic effect of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor diabetes drugs might explain the increased risk of lower limb amputations associated with Invokana and Invokamet. In May 20
  • 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

Kids In Danger

  • 11-Oct-18

    #FamilyVoicesFriday: Danny Lineweaver

    #FamilyVoicesFriday: Danny Lineweaver
    As we recognize the 25th anniversary of Danny Lineweaver’s death, we remember that his crib-related incident is just one of many that occur each year, nearly 40 of which are fatal annually according to the US Consumer Product and Safety... Read More
  • 01-Oct-18

    An international intern’s experience at KID

    An international intern’s experience at KID
    My name is Martin. I am from Switzerland and studied for two months at EF Language School Chicago. To practice my English and connect with local people, I decided to combine the language school with an internship or volunteering. So,... Read More
  • 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

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?

Protect Consumer Justice.org

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

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

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

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