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Seattle Insurance and ERISA Blog - McKean Evans

  • 12-Jul-18

    Health Insurer Fined For Violating Independent Review Rules

    Health Insurer Fined For Violating Independent Review Rules
    Washington’s insurance commissioner recently announced a $100,000 fine in response to a consumer complaint that Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, an HMO, ignored consumers’ rights in the health claims appeal process.  The commissioner found that Kaiser failed to follow several rules related to appeals of health insurance claims to an Independent Review Organization (“IRO”). At
  • 03-Jul-18

    The Fine Print Matters In Insurance Coverage Disputes

    The Fine Print Matters In Insurance Coverage Disputes
    Many insurance disputes revolve around the fine print of the policy.  Unfortunately, the policy’s specific language may define important terms differently from what the insured understood or was led to believe.  This was the case in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Fiorentini v. Paul Revere Life Insurance Company. In Fiorentini, the … Continue reading The
  • 28-Jun-18

    Pet Insurance: Read The Fine Print

    Pet Insurance: Read The Fine Print
    Great Danes might be the best dogs – they’re calm, require relatively little exercise and space, and are super affectionate towards their human family.  Unlike a lot of needier breeds who need constant activity, Danes reputedly just want to chill with you on the sofa. The problem with Great Danes is they’re prone to significant, … Continue reading Pet Insurance: Read The Fi

Washington Personal Injury Law News (Chris Davis)

  • 09-Mar-18

    3 Injured In Rollover Crash Near Kennewick

    3 Injured In Rollover Crash Near Kennewick
    Three people were injured Thursday when their car rolled and crashed just south of Kennewick, according to the Benton County Fire District. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. near Beck Road and Nine Canyon Road. The Honda Accord was traveling down the road when it hit a dirt bank and rolled several times. All of the people inside the car were injured, and one was thrown from the vehicle.&
  • 06-Mar-18

    1 Dead, 2 Injured In Crash Near Vancouver School

    1 Dead, 2 Injured In Crash Near Vancouver School
    A two-car collision outside Columbia River High School in Vancouver on Tuesday morning left one driver dead and two others injured, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.The incident occurred just before 11 a.m. when a driver in a Subaru Legacy pulled out of the school’s parking lot and collided with a Volkswagen Jetta traveling westbound on Northwest 99th Street.The driver of
  • 05-Mar-18

    How Gaps In Treatment May Affect Your Injury Claim

    How Gaps In Treatment May Affect Your Injury Claim
    After an injury incident, your No. 1 priority should be to receive medical care. In many cases, particularly those that may benefit from the services of a personal injury attorney, more than one doctors visit will be necessary. Doctors may require a series of tests and follow-up visits to document the recovery process, and it’s important that you keep up with these appointments.A proven cons

The Seattle Personal Injury Blog (Chris Thayer)

  • 09-Mar-18

    Negligent Pet Care in Washington

    Negligent Pet Care in Washington
    While Washington allows personal injury lawsuits for damage to personal property and owners can sue when their pets are injured by negligent conduct, pets are not treated the same as humans under the state medical malpractice law.
  • 01-Mar-18

    Defeating a Motion to Dismiss Your Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Defeating a Motion to Dismiss Your Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    It is important for personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs to be aware of the legal tools that may be used to defeat their claims. One such tool is the ?motion to dismiss.??
  • 23-Feb-18

    Aggressive Driving in Washington

    Aggressive Driving in Washington
    Aggressive driving, also called road rage, is a serious problem in the United States.

The CMG Voice

Washington Oregon Lawyers Blog

  • 08-Mar-18

    Brad Thayer Receives Rising Star Award from Local Bar Association

    Brad Thayer Receives Rising Star Award from Local Bar Association
    The firm is proud to announce that on Saturday March 3, 2018, attorney Brad Thayer of Schauermann Thayer was awarded the RISING STAR AWARD by his peers in the Clark County Bar Association (“CCBA??) at its annual “Barristers Ball??.  The Honorable Clark County District Court Judge Chad Sleight, wh...
  • 06-Mar-18

    Schauermann Thayer Sponsoring 12th Annual Vancouver Children's Festival at Vancouver Mall

    Schauermann Thayer Sponsoring 12th Annual Vancouver Children's Festival at Vancouver Mall
    Schauermann Thayer is pleased to be sponsoring the 12th Annual Vancouver Children's Festival at Vancouver Mall (formerly Westfield Mall), March 24th, 2018, 10am – 3pm. The free family event will feature free activities including face painting, balloon art, dance performances, interactive demonstrations, samples, prizes, games, and more.
  • 05-Mar-18

    Craig Schauermann Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Local Bar Association

    Craig Schauermann Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Local Bar Association
    The firm is proud to announce that on Saturday March 3, 2018, attorney Craig Schauermann of Schauermann Thayer was awarded the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by his peers in the Clark County Bar Association at its annual “Barrister’s Ball??.

Seattle Motor Vehicle Accident (Matthew Dubin)

  • 08-Mar-18

    Study shows children take longer to recover from TBIs

    Study shows children take longer to recover from TBIs
    As a motorist, no one in Washington or any other state across the nation believes that he or she will be involved in an accident. Thus, it is shocking when they are involved in a collision that causes them...
  • 02-Mar-18

    Rollover crash caused by stolen car in police pursuit

    Rollover crash caused by stolen car in police pursuit
    We can't always predict what people are going to do. On roadways, we can anticipate what vehicles might do, but if a driver does not use a turn signal, does not stop, speeds or suddenly slams on the breaks,...
  • 22-Feb-18

    Why do motorcycle crashes happen?

    Why do motorcycle crashes happen?
    Warm weather or not, many motorcyclists in Seattle and other cities across the nation will still take to the road. While some diehard motorcyclists will rack up thousands of miles each year, it does not matter if a biker...

Premier Law Group

  • 08-Mar-18

    Jason Epstein Named AMERICA’S TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATOR for Washington State

    Jason Epstein Named AMERICA’S TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATOR for Washington State
    Jason Epstein Named AMERICA’S TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATOR for Washington State Premier Law Group is proud to announce that our very own Jason Epstein was selected as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Washington 2017. Jason Epstein is a phenomenal attorney and joins the ranks of our states esteemed High Stakes […] The post Jason Epstein Named AMERICA’S TO
  • 07-Mar-18

    Jason Epstein named Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Washington state 2018

    Jason Epstein named Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Washington state 2018
    We at Premier Law Group are thrilled to share that Jason Epstein was again recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) as a repeat recipient of the Top 100 Litigation lawyers in the state of Washington for 2018. This is Jason Epstein’s second consecutive time to be honored by the American Society of […] The post Jason Epstein named Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Washing
  • 27-Feb-18

    Jason Epstein recognized as a 10 Best Attorney in WA state

    Jason Epstein recognized as a 10 Best Attorney in WA state
    Premier Law Group is thrilled to announce that our very own Jason Epstein has been recognized by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) as a “10 Best Attorney” selection for Washington state. As an impartial third-party attorney rating service founded in 2014 with the intention of assisting the general public locate ranked attorneys […] The post Jason Epstei

Washington Workers' Advisor (Causey Law Firm)

  • 08-Mar-18

    WA State Paid Family and Medical Leave Program Draft Rules – Open Town Hall and Online Portal

    WA State Paid Family and Medical Leave Program Draft Rules – Open Town Hall and Online Portal
    The WA Employment Security Department is seeking stakeholder and public comment on the new Paid Family and Medical Leave Program. There is an online portal for posing questions and making comments. The rule making process is already well underway, but time remains for your input. Paid Family and Medical Leave Program Starting in 2020, Washington […] The post WA State Paid Family and Medical
  • 05-Mar-18

    Center for Progressive Reform Launches National Database of Crimes Against Workers

    Center for Progressive Reform Launches National Database of Crimes Against Workers
    Today’s post comes from guest author Paul J. McAndrew, Jr., from Paul McAndrew Law Firm. Every year are a few work-fatalities that garner criminal prosecution and conviction. This is out the thousands of work-fatalities that occur every year. Until now, there’s been no one keeping a record of these fatality-causing events. Now, the Center for […] The post Center for Progressive R
  • 01-Mar-18

    Improving Safety on the Job Saves Lives and Money — March 6 Workplace Safety Seminar

    Improving Safety on the Job Saves Lives and Money — March 6 Workplace Safety Seminar
    Focusing on safety and health in the workplace is one of the surest investments you can make in today’s economy. Creating a culture of safety on the job can produce immediate dividends including improved productivity and reduced workers’ compensation costs.  Workplace safety leaders from around Washington will be among the speakers at a one-day seminar […] The post Improving

Brett Murphy

  • 07-Mar-18

    Can You Sue a Daycare for a Wrongful Death?

    Can You Sue a Daycare for a Wrongful Death?
    You see these tragedies on the news and think it could never happen to your family. After all, you have carefully screened your daycare options. You picked one that was certified, had a positive record, and one that you had every reason to trust. You might have even used that daycare center for years before... The post Can You Sue a Daycare for a Wrongful Death? appeared first on Brett McCandlis B
  • 28-Feb-18

    What to Expect as the Plaintiff of a Personal Injury Case

    What to Expect as the Plaintiff of a Personal Injury Case
    Trusted Washington Personal Injury Attorneys You have been injured, and now you are thinking about hiring an attorney. You know you need an attorney to represent your legal rights, and you want to receive the most compensation possible in your case. But, you find yourself curious about the process. What does it look like? What... The post What to Expect as the Plaintiff of a Personal Injury Case a
  • 14-Feb-18

    How Does Drunk Driving Affect My Car Accident Case?

    How Does Drunk Driving Affect My Car Accident Case?
    Experienced Car Accident Lawyers Serving Washington State Residents Injury cases are difficult enough, but when one driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident, the situation becomes even more complicated. Today, we focus on the issue of drunk driving and how that might affect a personal injury case. There are two instances where drunk... The post How Does Drunk Driving Affect My Car Accide

Lehmbecker Law

  • 07-Mar-18

    Workers’ Compensation Eligibility

    Workers’ Compensation Eligibility
    If you are injured on the job, come down with an illness through being exposed to chemicals at work, or develop a work-related trauma over time, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. This means receiving, through your employer’s insurance, benefits for weekly compensation and permanent impairment, payment for medical treatment related to the injury…  [Continue reading] Wor
  • 28-Feb-18

    Common Workers’ Compensation Defenses

    Common Workers’ Compensation Defenses
    Workers’ Compensation requires an employer to compensate an employee for work-related injuries. To receive Workers’ Compensation, an employee usually has to file a claim and wait for the insurer to investigate it. If the insurer finds that the employee’s claim is valid, the employee will receive financial compensation for his or her injury. This isn’t…  [Continue reading] Common Wo
  • 06-Dec-17

    How to file a Washington Workers’ Compensation claim

    How to file a Washington Workers’ Compensation claim
    You may already be familiar with the existence of Workers’ Compensation in Washington and what its purpose is. But general knowledge will take you only so far when the time comes that you need to make use of Workers’ Compensation benefits after you are injured at work or suffer from a work-related illness. In this…  [Continue reading] How to file a Washington Workers’ Compensation

Coluccio Law

  • 06-Mar-18

    Community Power in Seattle

    Community Power in Seattle
    The Seattle community near 35th Avenue NE is coming together to make a dangerous roadway safer. In the area are many businesses, schools, and community activities. And there is a serious car crash nearly every week. A safety project proposed by a group of neighbors will help people walking, people on bikes, people driving and […] The post Community Power in Seattle appeared first on Coluccio
  • 06-Feb-18

    This is how much time you save by speeding

    This is how much time you save by speeding
    The average driver saves 26 seconds a day by speeding. People think it saves time. Maybe it does occasionally, if you run through a yellow light to avoid stopping for a minute. But, the time savings, on average, is about 2 minutes a week. Considering that: Speeding through an intersection drastically increases the risk of […] The post This is how much time you save by speeding appeared first
  • 23-Jan-18

    Everybody’s death matters – Including the elderly

    Everybody’s death matters – Including the elderly
    Recently, I was asked to write a short article about wrongful death claims involving the elderly for the January issue of Trial Lawyer magazine. While the article is directed to my fellow trial lawyers in the Washington State Association for Justice, there are a few thoughts I’d like to share with all of you.   […] The post Everybody’s death matters – Including the eld

The Harper law Blog - Ed Harper

Paul Luvera Journal

  • 03-Mar-18

    PETER BABAROVICH 1861 -1935

    PETER BABAROVICH 1861 -1935
    My maternal grandfather Peter (Petar) Babarovich was born April 12, 1861 in the village of Splitska on the island of Brac in the Adriatic Sea. He died in Anacortes, Washington March 5, 1935. I was born 12 days after he...
  • 23-Feb-18

    MONEY TALKS AND GUNS KILL

    MONEY TALKS AND GUNS KILL
    We have had a recent history of tragic mass shootings. Here are a few of the more deadly attacks. December 2, 2015 14 killed, 22 injured San Bernardino, CA June 12, 2016 49 killed, 58 injured in Orlando FL nightclub...
  • 12-Feb-18

    PUBLIC SERVICE INVOLVES AN OBLIGATION OF HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND CHARACTER. SO, WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA?

    PUBLIC SERVICE INVOLVES AN OBLIGATION OF HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND CHARACTER. SO, WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA?
    It is not an exaggeration to point out that the president, his staff, Congressional leaders and appointed agency heads are continually exposed for their lies, political hypocrisy and evasion of truth. Concealment and attempted cover up is regularly exposed. Appointed...

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

John Christensen

  • 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
  • 29-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
  • 13-Sep-17

    What Exactly is Dram Shop Liability?

    What Exactly is Dram Shop Liability?
    As we’ll be entering into the start of the holiday season in the coming months, many bars, restaurants and venues will be serving alcohol. While many patrons will rely on safe transportation to get home, such as having a designated driver or ride sharing, drunk drivers are out there. According to the Center for Disease... Read more » The post What Exactly is Dram Shop Liability? appeared fir

The Trucking Watchdog - Kevin Coluccio

  • 30-Jan-18

    Guilty verdict in trial for trucker who killed 6 in highway crash

    Guilty verdict in trial for trucker who killed 6 in highway crash
    On a warm June night in 2015, a trucker cruising down down a busy highway in Tennessee didn’t slow for traffic. He never hit the brakes as his tractor-trailer slammed into a Prius […] The post Guilty verdict in trial for trucker who killed 6 in highway crash appeared first on Seattle Trucking Injury Lawyer.
  • 22-Jan-18

    Why was there 62% more semi crashes in Washington last year?

    Why was there 62% more semi crashes in Washington last year?
    Have you wondered if there’s been more semi truck crashes than usual in Washington State? In 2017, after a spate of high-profile semi crashes in Washington that resulted in serious injuries and/or closed […] The post Why was there 62% more semi crashes in Washington last year? appeared first on Seattle Trucking Injury Lawyer.
  • 22-Dec-17

    This trucking company is incredibly dangerous, should be permanently closed

    This trucking company is incredibly dangerous, should be permanently closed
    Last week, the FMCSA ordered trucking company Evenflo Logistics to “immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operation.” A separate “imminent hazard” order was issued to the trucking company’s driver, Shawn Roberts. […] The post This trucking company is incredibly dangerous, should be permanently closed appeared first on Seattle Trucking Injury Lawyer.

Nelson Boyd Attorneys

  • 26-Jan-18

    Some Thoughts on Adult P.E.

    Some Thoughts on Adult P.E.
    I did a short triathlon last weekend.  It was a course I’d done before and I was with my triathlon team.  I was thrilled when I got 2nd place in my age group and insisted that we wait around – in the cold and rain – for over an hour … The post Some Thoughts on Adult P.E. appeared first on Blog - Nelson Boyd Attorneys, PLLC.
  • 12-Dec-17

    2017 #SafetySaturday Recap

    2017 #SafetySaturday Recap
    And just like that another year has gone. It is our goal to keep you as safe as possible, therefore we have been diligently offering up tips every Saturday, from swimming in open water, to safely sharing the trail with wheelchair users. As we bring 2017 to a close, we … The post 2017 #SafetySaturday Recap appeared first on Blog - Nelson Boyd Attorneys, PLLC.
  • 14-Jul-17

    Are you Safe at the Pump?

    Are you Safe at the Pump?
    Most of these are going to sound like no-brainers, but texting while driving is also an obvious no-no  (not to mention illegal), but people still do that all the time regardless of the fact that it’s way too dangerous. As a reminder, we’re offering up some gas station 101 here: … The post Are you Safe at the Pump? appeared first on Blog - Nelson Boyd Attorneys, PLLC.

Max Meyers Law

  • 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
  • 05-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
  • 27-Dec-17

    Pedestrian Safety Tips for Drivers

    Pedestrian Safety Tips for Drivers
    Pedestrian safety is everybody’s responsibility. After all, we are all pedestrians at some point throughout the day, whether walking to work or walking through a parking lot to get into a car. Study and remember these pedestrian safety tips for drivers.The 7 Deadly Driving Sins You Should Avoid to Keep Pedestrians SafeSpeeding. You have heard the phrase, “speed kills.” The faster

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 […]

James McCormick

  • 18-Dec-17

    Being Prepared If You’re Caught in an Avalanche

    Being Prepared If You’re Caught in an Avalanche
    In the 2016 – 2017 winter season, 12 people in the United States were killed by avalanches, according to the Avalanche Information Center. Recently, two young snowboarders went missing in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. As of the posting of this blog post, the search for them has been suspended indefinitely. Both skiers carried cell... Read more » The post Being Prepared If You’r
  • 23-Oct-17

    Mandatory Helmet Use For Employees Finally Adopted by Ski Industry

    Mandatory Helmet Use For Employees Finally Adopted by Ski Industry
      Boyne Mountain Resort announced late last week that it will be requiring all employees working on its mountains to wear a helmet while on duty. This is a really important step forward in mountain safety that should be commended. It should also be a model for other resorts to follow—especially some of the bigger companies... Read more » The post Mandatory Helmet Use For Employees Final
  • 31-Aug-17

    Park City Fires 90 Volunteer Ski Patrollers and Cancels Program

    Park City Fires 90 Volunteer Ski Patrollers and Cancels Program
    Park City Recently Fired 90 Volunteer Ski Patrollers and Canceled the Volunteer Patrol Program. Volunteer ski patrollers make up an essential safety program in most ski areas.  They carry out and assist with countless rescues, medical aid calls, and help enforce safe skiing on the mountain.  They also assist guests by providing guidance, directions, and... Read more » The post Park City Fire

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

  • 02-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… Learn More »
  • 30-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… Learn More »
  • 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… Learn More »

Welch & Condon

  • 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
  • 01-Nov-17

    Vocational Option 2

    Vocational Option 2
    There have been some changes to the choices you have when you have been found eligible for Vocational Retraining. You will still work with your vocational counselor to develop a retraining plan, which will include a specific job goal approved by your medical provider as appropriate for your injury. The plan will be submitted to … Continue reading Vocational Option 2

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

  • 07-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
  • 06-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
  • 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
  • 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

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)

  • 17-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 […]

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The Legal Examiner

  • 10-Mar-18

    N.C. wreck stats show the worst happening more and more

    N.C. wreck stats show the worst happening more and more
    “What’s the worst that could happen??? People oughta ask that question more often, particularly when they’re getting in their cars. A lady a couple of houses from me in Kernersville saw a car blow through two stop signs in our [...]
  • 09-Mar-18

    3 Things You Can Do to Survive The Wait During Your Workers’ Comp Case

    3 Things You Can Do to Survive The Wait During Your Workers’ Comp Case
    What’s the best thing to do when you just have to wait until your case is done?
  • 09-Mar-18

    America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

    America’s Most Dangerous Jobs
    Across America, the risk of serious occupational injury or death continues to fall due to increased attention to safety training and procedures. Nevertheless, some fields continue to see comparatively high rates. Know the risks and be careful out there!

Jonathan Turley

  • 10-Mar-18

    Rachel Dolezal Special Declared “White Privilege”

    Rachel Dolezal Special Declared “White Privilege”
    We previously discussed the bizarre case of Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader who claimed to be African-American yet turned out to be white.  She later insisted that she chose to be black.  Now she has a Netflix special (doesn’t everyone?).  In the final irony, the company giving Dolezal a special has been denounced as promoting … Continue reading Rachel Dolezal Special Declared
  • 10-Mar-18

    Jackie Chan Joins Chinese “Advisers” In Calling For Other Artists To Be Jailed For Insulting China

    Jackie Chan Joins Chinese “Advisers” In Calling For Other Artists To Be Jailed For Insulting China
    Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan has long been known to harbor authoritarian and anti-free speech views. Now, the action movie star is calling for other artists to be arrested for art that is deemed insulting to China, particularly in advancing favorable images of the Japanese.  Chan and his 37 other members of the Chinese … Continue reading Jackie Chan Joins Chinese “Advisers” I
  • 09-Mar-18

    Uzbek Imam Declares That Thinking Of Another Man During Sex Will Make Children Gay

    Uzbek Imam Declares That Thinking Of Another Man During Sex Will Make Children Gay
    We have previously discussed how extremist Islamic clerics often espouse insane scientific theories that range from women damaging their ovaries from driving to the handling of fruit leading to adultery.  Not to be outdome, Uzbek imam Rahmatulloh Saifutdinov, the chief imam of Tashkent’s Mirzo Yusuf Mosque, has declared that women who think of other men during … Continue reading Uzbek Imam D

Marler Blog: Food Litigation

  • 09-Mar-18

    Tiger Brands Listeria Outbreak Sickens 967 with 183 Dead

    Tiger Brands Listeria Outbreak Sickens 967 with 183 Dead
    As of March 8, 2018, 967 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to NICD from all provinces since January 1, 2017. To date, 749 cases were reported in 2017, and 218 cases in 2018. Females account for 56% (525/933) cases where gender is reported. Where age was reported (n=930), ages range from birth to 92... Continue Reading
  • 09-Mar-18

    Fareway Triple T Salmonella Outbreak Hits 170 in 7 States with 62 Hospitalized

    Fareway Triple T Salmonella Outbreak Hits 170 in 7 States with 62 Hospitalized
    Marler Clark has filed several lawsuits and represents three dozen victims. The CDC reports as of March 6, 2018, 170 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 7 states. Illness Count Iowa (149), Illinois (9), Nebraska (5), Minnesota (3), South Dakota (2) Indiana (1), Texas (1). Illnesses started on dates... Continue Reading
  • 06-Mar-18

    South African Listeria Outbreak Gets Deadly Serious for Tiger Brands, Enterprise Foods and Rainbow Chicken

    South African Listeria Outbreak Gets Deadly Serious for Tiger Brands, Enterprise Foods and Rainbow Chicken
    Black First Land First, which laid murder charges against the corporations at the Hillbrow Police Station, said heads had to roll. Leader of Black First Land First Andile Mngxitama (BLF) believes the listeriosis outbreak that has claimed as many as 180 lives amid about 1,000 confirmed infections can be categorized as “murder??. He tweeted on... Continue Reading

Corporate Crime Reporter

  • 09-Mar-18

    Rena Steinzor on the Rise of Local Criminal Prosecutions In Worker Death Cases

    Rena Steinzor on the Rise of Local Criminal Prosecutions In Worker Death Cases
    As health and safety deregulation accelerates at the federal level, state and local prosecutors are beginning to bring criminal prosecutions against employers in worker death cases. That’s according to Rena Steinzor, a Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law. Steinzor is the author of Why Not Jail?: Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, […] The post Rena Steinz
  • 09-Mar-18

    Presumption of Declination Migrates from FCPA to All Corporate Crime Cases

    Presumption of Declination Migrates from FCPA to All Corporate Crime Cases
    The Justice Department announced last month that it will apply its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Enforcement policy of presuming declination in cases where the corporation voluntarily discloses to other corporate crime cases. And it didn’t take long for the new policy to take effect. On February 28, 2018, the Department declined prosecution in a […] The post Presumption of Declination
  • 01-Mar-18

    Public Citizen Calls on Comptroller of Currency to Revoke Rabobank Charter

    Public Citizen Calls on Comptroller of Currency to Revoke Rabobank Charter
    Public Citizen is calling on the Comptroller of the Currency to revoke the charter of Rabobank. Public Citizen is also calling on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to initiate proceedings to terminate the status of Rabobank as a insured depository institution. Rabobank, based in the Netherlands, is a multinational financial conglomerate with more than $700 […] The post Public Citizen

DC Medical Malpractice & Patient Safety

  • 09-Mar-18

    Why are doctors operating, needlessly and so often, on frail seniors?

    Why are doctors operating, needlessly and so often, on frail seniors?
    Although patient advocates long have pressed Big Medicine to eliminate unnecessary care — waste in the health care system that some experts estimate adds as much as $765 billion annually in needless costs — it may be past due for a public condemnation of a notably extreme example of this practice: The all too frequent, […]
  • 08-Mar-18

    Rx to save patients money: Lift Big Pharma ‘gag orders’ on pharmacists

    Rx to save patients money: Lift Big Pharma ‘gag orders’ on pharmacists
    Big Pharma’s notorious middle-men, aka prescription benefit managers or PBMs, are coming under yet more fire — this time over so-called gag orders that they impose on pharmacists they work with, preventing these front-line health care providers from telling patients about cheaper options for drugs. The New York Times reported that states are leading the […]
  • 07-Mar-18

    Big hospital ‘obsolescence’ may be nigh, but new care centers have woes, too

    Big hospital ‘obsolescence’ may be nigh, but new care centers have woes, too
    Although big, rich hospitals and their sprawling campuses jammed with shiny new buildings may be reaching a point where they’re unsustainable for competitive cost, safety, and efficiency reasons, a rising health care alternative already may be hitting its own major woes that can’t be ignored. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times have put up […]

Brennan Center for Justice

  • 09-Mar-18

    Time to Go Large on Gun Control

    Time to Go Large on Gun Control
    Time to Go Large on Gun ControlWalter ShapiroMarch 9, 2018 Instead of incremental steps such as banning assault weapons, Congress should defy the gun lobby and pass comprehensive legislation.
  • 06-Oct-17

    Thompson v. Kemp

    Thompson v. Kemp
    Thompson v. KempFriday, March 9, 2018 - 4:30pm On October 3, 2017, eleven Democratic voters filed a suit alleging Georgia’s 2015 mid-decade state house plan violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. The plaintiffs also allege that two of the house districts are unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.
  • 06-Jun-17

    Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Georgia

    Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Georgia
    Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Georgia Friday, March 9, 2018 - 4:30pm On April 24, 2017, the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP filed a lawsuit alleging that Georgia’s 2015 state house map was drawn with discriminatory purpose in violation of the Constitution and Voting Rights Act. In addition, the plaintiffs assert that the map resulted in unconstitutional racial and partisan gerryma

Citizen Vox

  • 09-Mar-18

    Our FOIA explained: Questions swirl around March 24 National Mall permit for talent show

    Our FOIA explained: Questions swirl around March 24 National Mall permit for talent show
    There might be nothing to it, but when I got my first look at the heavily redacted permit application for a “talent show?? by an unidentified educational institution that had led the National Park Service to deny the request by the organizers of March for Our Lives for use of the National Mall, several anomalies […]
  • 08-Mar-18

    SEC Commissioner Says Agency Should Protect Investors Against Rip-Off Clauses

    SEC Commissioner Says Agency Should Protect Investors Against Rip-Off Clauses
    Last week, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Robert Jackson cautioned the agency against taking any potential action that would handcuff investors from holding corporate bad actors accountable for wrongdoing. Public Citizen applauds Commissioner Jackson for standing up against corporate wrongdoers seeking to evade accountability if they cheat investors. Forced arbitration
  • 08-Mar-18

    Wall Street Deregulation Is All About the Money

    Wall Street Deregulation Is All About the Money
    The U.S. Senate likely will pass a major Wall Street deregulation bill this week with Democratic support. It’s a package that reduces safeguards for two dozen of the three dozen largest banks, enables smaller banks to speculate with deposits, severs important consumer safeguards and more. After Senate Democrats stood united against President Donald Trump’s effort […]

SCOTUSblog

  • 09-Mar-18

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Slough v. United States 17-1110 Issues: (1) Whether private security guards contracted by the State Department to provide diplomatic security in Iraq, performing that State Department responsibility at the time of the charged offense conduct, are “employed by the Armed Forces outside the United States?? under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act, […] The
  • 09-Mar-18

    Antitrust state-action immunity argument postponed because of possible settlement

    Antitrust state-action immunity argument postponed because of possible settlement
    The Supreme Court was set to hear argument on March 19 in Salt River Project v. Tesla Energy Operations Inc., but today the court postponed oral argument and the case may ultimately settle before argument. This case presents the question of whether a district-court order denying antitrust state-action immunity may be appealed immediately, or only […] The post Antitrust state-action immunity
  • 09-Mar-18

    Thurgood Marshall remembered by Justice Kagan and other former clerks

    Thurgood Marshall remembered by Justice Kagan and other former clerks
    “His voice is still in my head,?? Justice Elena Kagan told the audience on Tuesday when asked how her former boss, Justice Thurgood Marshall, had affected her life. Kagan, along with three other former Marshall clerks, described a justice who demanded much from his clerks, but gave his time and knowledge generously in return. They […] The post Thurgood Marshall remembered by Justice Kagan an

Legal Writing Prof Blog

  • 09-Mar-18

    Reminder: Free Legal Research Webinar on March 19

    Reminder: Free Legal Research Webinar on March 19
    Here's a reminder that the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress has announced that Barbara Bavis, a librarian at the Law Library of Congress, will present a free webinar on “free legal research online?? as...
  • 01-Mar-18

    NYSBA Offers Advanced Legal Writing Seminars in April

    NYSBA Offers Advanced Legal Writing Seminars in April
    Here's a reminder that the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) will offer an Advanced Legal Writing seminar with Justice Gerald Lebovits, a New York City judge since 2001 and president of the 300-judge New York State Association of Acting...
  • 27-Feb-18

    Scribes National CLE Program in Chicago on April 13, 2018

    Scribes National CLE Program in Chicago on April 13, 2018
    Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers--will hold its national CLE program in Chicago on Friday, April 13, 2018. And yes, that's the 275th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson. The title of the CLE program is "Well Written." Here...

Lawyerist

  • 09-Mar-18

    How Lawyers Work: Joleena Louis, Divorce Lawyer & Dog Lover

    How Lawyers Work: Joleena Louis, Divorce Lawyer & Dog Lover
    In this week’s edition of How Lawyers Work, we hear from Joleena Louis. Joleena is a New York City-based matrimonial attorney whose practice areas include divorce, child custody & support, and adoption. You can find Joleena on Twitter and LinkedIn.  What’s your elevator pitch? I help my clients protect what matters. That can mean protecting their […] The post How Lawyers Work
  • 07-Mar-18

    Podcast #162: Designing Your Clients’ Experience, with Joey Coleman

    Podcast #162: Designing Your Clients’ Experience, with Joey Coleman
    In this episode with Joey Coleman, we talk about what client experience really is and why it’s important—especially during the first 100 days. Joey Coleman Joey Coleman helps companies keep their customers. An award-winning speaker, he shares his First 100 Days® methodology for improving customer experience and retention with organizations around the world (e.g., Whirlpool, […] The post Podc
  • 06-Mar-18

    A New Direction for Lawyerist

    A New Direction for Lawyerist
    In 2007, Sam Glover started a hobby legal technology blog called SoloSmallTech.com. A year later, that site became Lawyerist.com and for most of the past decade, Sam and I have been growing and evolving what Lawyerist is and how Lawyerist works to help meet the law practice needs of small firm lawyers. After years of […] The post A New Direction for Lawyerist appeared first on Lawyerist.com.

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&

The Pop Tort.com

  • 08-Mar-18

    Covington & Burling, No Shame

    Covington & Burling, No Shame
    Let me tell you a story about the Washington DC corporate law firm, Covington & Burling. A huge cache of documents made public during the state attorneys general litigation against the tobacco industry in the late 1990s revealed that this...
  • 02-Mar-18

    Keeping a Running Count of Trump and Civil Justice

    Keeping a Running Count of Trump and Civil Justice
    Not that anyone’s paying attention. But you probably think “Hey, this is America. We have a great Constitution. We have lots of rights. They’re all spelled out, right there, and no one can touch them!?? These days, you assuredly know...
  • 22-Feb-18

    Insurance Companies – Not “On Your Side??

    Insurance Companies – Not “On Your Side??
    And they’re not a “good neighbor?? either. And they don’t have “good hands.?? (I could go on.) But you probably already knew that. One awful example of this has been the relentless effort by LA-based Mercury Insurance, as well as...

Drug Injury Watch

  • 06-Mar-18

    Tasigna And Atherosclerosis-Related Diseases: A Snapshot Of The Medical Literature From Back In April 2013

    Tasigna And Atherosclerosis-Related Diseases: A Snapshot Of The Medical Literature From Back In April 2013
    Despite Evidence That Tasigna Accelerates Atherosclerosis, Novartis Does Little To Warn Doctors And Patients In The US (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) In a recent article, "Tasigna Side Effects Include Ischemic Cerebrovascular Events, Ischemic Heart Disease, And Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease", our primary focus was on the difference between Tasigna drug safety warnings provided
  • 27-Feb-18

    Tasigna Side Effects Include Ischemic Cerebrovascular Events, Ischemic Heart Disease, And Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease

    Tasigna Side Effects Include Ischemic Cerebrovascular Events, Ischemic Heart Disease, And Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
    Less Warning About These Atherosclerosis-Related Diseases By Novartis In The US, It Seems, Compared To What Has Been Done By The Drug Company In Canada (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Tasigna (nilotinib) was approved by the FDA in 2007 for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML). In April 2013 a so-called
  • 21-Feb-18

    Four Distinct Diabetes Drugs MDL Cases: Byetta / Januvia / Victoza; Onglyza / Kombiglyze; Invokana; Farxiga

    Four Distinct Diabetes Drugs MDL Cases: Byetta / Januvia / Victoza; Onglyza / Kombiglyze; Invokana; Farxiga
    Current Number Of Drug Injury Lawsuits Filed In Each Of These Ongoing Federal Court MDL Cases: February 2018 JPML Report (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) At the present time there are four federal court Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) cases for drug injury lawsuits concerning several different types of diabetes medicines with unique sets of side effects. From the February 15, 2018 versio

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

  • 06-Mar-18

    Fourth Annual Civil Procedure Workshop - Call for Papers

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

    Fifty Years of Class Actions - A Global Perspective

    Fifty Years of Class Actions - A Global Perspective
    Theoretical Inquiries in Law has just published a symposium volume on FiftyYears of Class Actions - A Global Perspective. It's chock full of interesting ideas and features a keynote from Professor Arthur Miller (NYU). Here's the table of contents (if...
  • 15-Feb-18

    The Class Action Awakens

    The Class Action Awakens
    Hi Everyone! I am sending along a draft of a paper I have been working on for awhile that tries to make sense of the Supreme Court's recent class action decisions. Here is a link to the paper, and here...

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

  • 05-Mar-18

    The Internet is not ruined just because there are a few asses on it

    The Internet is not ruined just because there are a few asses on it
    “The internet is not ruined just because there are a few assholes on it.?? This from author, journalism professor, media consultant and long time blogger, Jeff Jarvis,  discussing the positive things he is seeing with the open Internet, digital journalism, Internet advertising and social media platforms. …[L]et’s please remember that the internet is not ruined just because there are...
  • 04-Mar-18

    The transition to the new world is in the hands of the old

    The transition to the new world is in the hands of the old
    The transition to a new world is the hands of the old. This from author, consultant and speaker, Euan Semple addressing the biggest challenge to digital transformation. Those who can bring themselves to use the phrase “Digital Transformation?? are invariably those who least understand, or would like, its implications. The true transformation of a digital...
  • 03-Mar-18

    Way too many law firms use social media to broadcast rather than be social

    Way too many law firms use social media to broadcast rather than be social
    “Way too many journalists use social media to broadcast rather than being social,” Joy Mayer, a veteran journalist and director of Trusting News, a project that helps journalists earn the trust of their communities, tells Christine Schmidt for a story in Nieman Lab. It’s not so much about gaming Facebook’s algorithm or working with the...

Pretrial, Trial, Appellate & Evidence Blog

  • 04-Mar-18

    THE SINCERE TRIAL LAWYER

    THE SINCERE TRIAL LAWYER
    Lincoln at time of the Cooper Union address Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE
  • 18-Feb-18

    ANOTHER POSITIVE REVIEW OF JURY SELECTION HANDBOOK

    ANOTHER POSITIVE REVIEW OF JURY SELECTION HANDBOOK
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  • 25-Jan-18

    BOOK REVIEW: JURY SELECTION HANDBOOK

    BOOK REVIEW: JURY SELECTION HANDBOOK
    Ed Imwinkelried, Professor of Law Emeritus at UC Davis School of Law, has reviewed Jury Selection Handbook. Professor Imwinkelried, among his many other publications, wrote the books on scientific evidence and evidentiary foundations. The following is Professor Imwinkelried’s review of Jury Selection Handbook. It was a pleasure reading JURY SELECTION HANDBOOK by Professor Clark and Mr. O'Tool

BernabeTorts

  • 04-Mar-18

    On the difficult to understand distinction between negligence and recklessness

    On the difficult to understand distinction between negligence and recklessness
    I have often argued that the distinction between negligence and recklessness is difficult to understand.  True, on paper we can express a definition that supports and distinction between the two concepts.  For example, in New Jersey, “recklessness, unlike negligence, requires a conscious choice of a course of action, with knowledge or a reason to know that it will create serious danger t
  • 04-Feb-18

    GM sued for accident caused by "self driving" vehicle

    GM sued for accident caused by "self driving" vehicle
    GM has been testing autonomous vehicle technology on the streets of San Francisco since August 2017, putting the cars in purposefully challenging conditions to ensure that their safety features work. Unfortunately, the vehicles have been involved in a number of accidents (at least six in September alone).  One of those accidents (which happened in December) involved a motorcyclist, who has no
  • 21-Jan-18

    Miami Doctors Allow Man To Die Because Of “Do Not Resuscitate?? Tattoo On Chest -- UPDATED

    Miami Doctors Allow Man To Die Because Of “Do Not Resuscitate?? Tattoo On Chest -- UPDATED
    Jonathan Turley recently wrote about an interesting case in which doctors at a Miami Hospital decided to stop providing help to a patient because of a "do not resuscitate tattoo."   The story is interesting because, according to the report, Florida only recognizes DNRs if they are provided in a specific form.  If this is true, the doctors did not act according to the state's law.&n

Kids In Danger

  • 02-Mar-18

    Recent Activities at KID

    Recent Activities at KID
    As usual, KID staff, interns, and volunteers have been hard at work. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to over the past few weeks: KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, attended the 2018 ICPHSO symposium. KID has been attending … Continue reading →
  • 19-Feb-18

    CSPC Sues to Get B.O.B. Strollers Recalled

    CSPC Sues to Get B.O.B. Strollers Recalled
    Late last week, the US CPSC voted 3-1 to file suit against Britax to force action on B.O.B. jogging strollers made prior to 2015. According to the complaint, these strollers have caused injury to both children and adults when the … Continue reading →
  • 16-Feb-18

    Family Voices Friday: Preston’s Story

    Family Voices Friday: Preston’s Story
    Today’s #FamilyVoicesFriday is dedicated to Preston, who would have turned 8 years old tomorrow. At just seven weeks old, Preston died in his crib when he rolled out of a sleep positioner and against the bumper pads in his crib. … Continue reading →

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

  • 26-Feb-18

    Dumbledore’s Army Comes Alive In Gun Debate

    Dumbledore’s Army Comes Alive In Gun Debate
    (We interrupt our regular programming to bring you this off-topic, special message that might affect your life.) Like many people, I’ve watched in awe as an army of teenagers has taken on the National Rifle Association and the extraordinary proliferation of guns across America. As organic as any movement ever created, it spontaneously erupted from the survivors at Marjory Stoneman … Co
  • 16-Feb-18

    The Lacrosse Ball and the Lawsuit

    The Lacrosse Ball and the Lawsuit
    I’ve got this thing about sports, injuries and lawsuits. And that’s because of two things that seem to be in conflict: First, I bring lawsuits regarding injuries for a living. But second, I am also the race director for a 13-mile trail race. And you know what? Folks get injured while trying to run fast over rocks, roots and other … Continue reading …
  • 14-Feb-18

    Trump’s Lawyer, the Porn Actress, the 130G Payoff and Attorney Ethics

    Trump’s Lawyer, the Porn Actress, the 130G Payoff and Attorney Ethics
    Yesterday news broke that longtime Donald Trump attorney, Michael D. Cohen, was responsible for paying $130,000 to porn actress Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) on behalf of Trump in 2016, before the election. “In a private transaction in 2016, I used my own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford,” Michael Cohen said in a … Continue re

Keenan Trial Blog

  • 09-Feb-18

    EXCLUDING MEDICAL BILLS, PART IV

    EXCLUDING MEDICAL BILLS, PART IV
    By Michael Peterson, Keenan Law Firm Notes from Papa Don: The first installment of the new secret sauce blog was sent out last week, “Jury Selection: The Power of Cross Talk.?? If you have attended a Keenan Ball College course and did not get this secret sauce blog, please contact WEntrekin@keenanlawfirm.com. Reminder that the Keenan Law […]
  • 02-Feb-18

    WHO DOES WHAT AT TRIAL?

    WHO DOES WHAT AT TRIAL?
    By Don Keenan I recently had a blog that pointed out that, for the longest time, I’ve been doing the voir dire and my referring attorney most often does the opening statement. This comment lit up the listservs in a discussion that premised on this approach being “different.?? Some of you liked it; some of […]
  • 26-Jan-18

    REPTILE AUTOPSY©: REPTILE© SUPERSTARS — SARAH MATHER & ALEXA PARR

    REPTILE AUTOPSY©: REPTILE© SUPERSTARS — SARAH MATHER & ALEXA PARR
    By Michael Peterson, Keenan Law Firm Important notice: The Keenan Law Firm is once again offering a one-year fellowship to a qualified attorney. This will be our fifth fellow and we are excited to take on another lawyer. The position will be for a year’s time and based at our office on the beach (not Atlanta). This will […]

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Above the Law

  • 01-Feb-18

    An Introduction To Qualified Immunity In §1983 Civil Rights Litigation

    An Introduction To Qualified Immunity In §1983 Civil Rights Litigation
    ATL readers are offered 1 free CLE course each month, thanks to Lawline.
  • 01-Feb-18

    You People Have Literally Read The Wrong Things Today– See Also

    You People Have Literally Read The Wrong Things Today– See Also
    JUDGING BY THE TRAFFIC, YOU APPARENTLY DIDN’T NOTICE THE BEST STORY TODAY: A California appellate court rejected arguments from Tinder and ended their opinion with “Accordingly, we swipe left, and reverse.” If you can’t be bothered to read that I literally do not know why you are here. DECHERT BLAMES THE ROBOTS FOR DISCRIMINATION: Speaking […]
  • 31-Jan-18

    Thanks So Very Much To All Of Our Advertisers

    Thanks So Very Much To All Of Our Advertisers
    We’d like to express gratitude to our wonderful sponsors here at Above the Law.

Washington Labor and Employment Blog

  • 24-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
  • 27-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

Dwyer Williams Potter

  • 20-Jan-18

    Local Bakery Manager Suffers Fatal Brain Injury

    Local Bakery Manager Suffers Fatal Brain Injury
    The post Local Bakery Manager Suffers Fatal Brain Injury appeared first on http://roydwyertemp.wpengine.com Accidents involving vehicles are one of the leading causes of brain injuries. Collisions involving two vehicles may be the main cause, but pedestrians being hit by cars is also a common cause of this often debilitating injury. At the beginning of summer 2017, a bakery manager was one block a
  • 27-Dec-17

    Wintry Weather Results in Fatal Accident in Clackamas County

    Wintry Weather Results in Fatal Accident in Clackamas County
    The post Wintry Weather Results in Fatal Accident in Clackamas County appeared first on http://roydwyertemp.wpengine.com A snowy highway is believed to be responsible for a head-on crash that killed one young passenger and injured two others. The crash is a cautionary tale of the perils of driving in wintry weather. Read on for information on how to drive safely during the season of snow and ice o
  • 19-Dec-17

    Family Sues Landlord for Wrongful Death

    Family Sues Landlord for Wrongful Death
    The post Family Sues Landlord for Wrongful Death appeared first on http://roydwyertemp.wpengine.com An Eastern Oregon family is suing their landlord after an electrical fire resulted in the death of their 8-year-old son. In July 2016 the five-person family were asleep when the smoke alarm went off. The father got out of bed and saw a large fire in the living room. The parents managed to get their

Washington Bike Law (Bob Anderton)

  • 12-Oct-17

    TV is the Thing This Year… Handle With Care

    TV is the Thing This Year… Handle With Care
    Let’s start this post with a soundtrack… So, what does this song have to do with bikes? What does this look like to you? Apparently Tee Vee is STILL the thing here in the USA. I learned from Bicycling Magazine (which basically lifted a CNN report) that Dutch bicycle manufacturer Vanmoof figured out how to … Continue reading TV is the Thing This Year… Handle With Care
  • 12-Sep-17

    Focus on Driving

    Focus on Driving
    This morning on my ride to work I noticed a smashed up car pushed off the road along Alki Avenue. Someone had to be driving pretty fast to push a car off the road (or be pushed). As my Nordic-American people say, it could have been worse.  In fact, here’s a sign to show how … Continue reading Focus on Driving
  • 23-Jun-15

    Eye in the Sky

    Eye in the Sky
    Washington Bike Law is helping a new company called Placemeter get accurate traffic counts that can not only specify bikes, people, cars, buses, but track their speeds and directions as well.  It can even count crashes and close-calls. Today’s new technology post has a soundtrack… from 1982 (it sounds better than I remember and seems … Continue reading Eye in the Sky

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.
  • 27-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 o