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Washington Workers' Advisor (Causey Law Firm)

  • 21-Mar-19

    Washington Service Corps Volunteers to Stipend Increase Next Year

    Washington Service Corps Volunteers to Stipend Increase Next Year
    Washington Service Corps volunteers to see nearly 11 percent stipend increase next year Volunteers serving in the Washington Service Corps next year will receive the second highest living allowance of all AmeriCorps members in the state. Increased funding from both the Employment Security Department, which administers the Service Corps program, and from community organizations which […] The
  • 18-Mar-19

    Tips and Service Charges – Rules for Payment to Workers

    Tips and Service Charges – Rules for Payment to Workers
    The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has released the final version of the tips, gratuities, and service charges policy. You can find it on the Workplace Rights/Employment Standards Administrative Policies webpage. This policy includes updates based on feedback received on two draft versions last fall. I-1433 created new requirements in the Washington Minimum Wage […] The post
  • 07-Mar-19

    Seattle’s Battery Street Tunnel to be Filled

    Seattle’s Battery Street Tunnel to be Filled
    As part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Removal Program, the Battery Street Tunnel will be decommisioned and filled to effect the permanent closure of the tunnel. With the Alaskan Way Viaduct closed, SR 99 no longer runs through the Battery Street Tunnel. Like the viaduct, the tunnel was built in the 1950s and is seismically […] The post Seattle’s Battery Street Tunnel to be Filled appeared

Seattle Motor Vehicle Accident (Matthew Dubin)

  • 21-Mar-19

    Helping you following a mass transit accident

    Helping you following a mass transit accident
    It is not always possible to travel by personal vehicle. Residents and tourists in Seattle and elsewhere may rely on public transportation to get to and from their destinations. Whether it is to go to the store, work, school...
  • 15-Mar-19

    Common causes of fatal truck accidents

    Common causes of fatal truck accidents
    Residents in Seattle likely experience busy roadways on a daily basis. While many of these vehicles are likely individuals commuting to and from work, major roadways are also filled with large trucks seeking to make deliveries and shipments. Although...
  • 07-Mar-19

    Cyclist struck and killed in hit-and-run crash in Seattle

    Cyclist struck and killed in hit-and-run crash in Seattle
    The death of a loved one is a challenging event for anyone to cope with. Whether one sees it coming or not, it takes much time to process this loss. However, when a family member is killed because of...

Washington Personal Injury Law News (Chris Davis)

  • 21-Mar-19

    Most Dangerous Motorcycle Rides in Washington

    Most Dangerous Motorcycle Rides in Washington
    Washington’s many scenic highways are frequented by thousands of motorcyclists every year. As the weather warms, more riders hit the road and take advantage of all the natural beauty our state has to offer.But every motorcyclist will tell you there’s risks as well. Whether it’s an unsuspecting driver or a reckless rider, crashes involving motorcycles are almost always severe. Fol
  • 21-Mar-19

    Vehicle Strikes Family in Crosswalk in Monroe; 3 Injured

    Vehicle Strikes Family in Crosswalk in Monroe; 3 Injured
    A car plowed into a family of eight that was crossing the street Tuesday night in Monroe, leaving a boy with serious injuries, according to Monroe Police. The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Woods Creek Road north of U.S. 2. A family was in a crosswalk when a northbound Toyota Camry, driven by a 20-year-old Granite Falls man, struck three of them: a 5-year-old boy, a 10-year-old gi
  • 20-Mar-19

    How Allstate Has Earned Billions by Shortchanging Policyholders

    How Allstate Has Earned Billions by Shortchanging Policyholders
    The book, "From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves: The Dark Side of Insurance" (2008) by David J. Berardinelli, discusses how Allstate revolutionized the claims handling process by implementing policies to deliberately reduce benefits and claim payouts by intentionally paying out less than the true value of the claim. Mr. Berardinelli states that our insurance system is founded

Washington Oregon Lawyers Blog

  • 19-Mar-19

    Preventing Brain Injury - Bicycle Helmets and Children - Let's Make it Happen

    Preventing Brain Injury - Bicycle Helmets and Children - Let's Make it Happen
    In pushing for safety through the formation of a volunteer fire department in the city of Philadelphia in 1736, Benjamin Franklin wrote: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In the case of bike helmets, and protection of the brain, nothing could be more true. In bicycle falls an...
  • 18-Mar-19

    How Do Insurance Companies Evaluate Claims?

    How Do Insurance Companies Evaluate Claims?
    I started my career working for the largest insurance defense law firm on the West Coast. I spent three years working directly with insurance adjusters as they evaluated cases, and determined whether to cover an insurance claim submitted by one of their insureds. After this experience I was off...
  • 15-Mar-19

    What is a Policy Limit?

    What is a Policy Limit?
    There's a short answer to that question, but it gives no context. Of course, there's a better answer which explains why a policy limit matters, but it's a little long-winded. Short Answer It's the most money an insurance company is contracted to pay out for its insured for a specific purpos...

Lehmbecker Law

  • 19-Mar-19

    How soon should I settle my auto accident case?

    How soon should I settle my auto accident case?
    There is no rush to settle your auto accident case. In Washington State, an auto accident victim has three years from the date of their car accident to settle their case. Don’t succumb to the early offers that insurance adjusters like to dangle in car accident cases to get you to settle prematurely. Most of…  [Continue reading] How soon should I settle my auto accident case? The po
  • 27-Feb-19

    What is a car accident lawyer & what can a car accident law firm do for you?

    What is a car accident lawyer & what can a car accident law firm do for you?
    A car accident lawyer helps people who are NOT at fault in an auto accident. Car accident lawyers are typically plaintiff attorneys who handle civil matters involving bodily injury. Civil matters are a different type of legal case than ones involving criminal charges. Plaintiff vs. Defendant The injured person who was not at fault has…  [Continue reading] What is a car accident law
  • 08-Jan-19

    Shopping Spree or Structured Settlement?

    Shopping Spree or Structured Settlement?
    After clients receive large settlement awards they have some financial choices to make about what to do with their money. We are here to provide information to our clients to ensure they make the best choice for their futures. Option 1: Structured Settlement: A large personal injury award can be set up as a structured settlement. A…  [Continue reading] Shopping Spree or Structured

Colburn Law

  • 19-Mar-19

    Did you receive CoolSculpting treatment in a local spa or salon?

    Did you receive CoolSculpting treatment in a local spa or salon?
    You might not know that CoolSculpting is supposed to be done at the direction / prescription of a medical doctor.  By law, it is supposed to be performed by a physician, or by a trained technician in the physician’s office.  When you walk into a spa, and find that they offer CoolSculpting, you might well read more The post Did you receive CoolSculpting treatment in a local spa or salon? appe
  • 15-Mar-19

    How Do You Calculate a Wrongful Death Settlement?

    How Do You Calculate a Wrongful Death Settlement?
    No amount of money can make up for the unexpected death of a loved one. A successful claim could, however, give your family the financial stability to pay for funeral and burial expenses, make up for lost wages, and continue to pay bills while you grieve. Washington wrongful death law, Section 4.20.020 of the state read more The post How Do You Calculate a Wrongful Death Settlement? appeared first
  • 01-Feb-19

    How Does a Brain Injury Cause Pituitary Gland Damage?

    How Does a Brain Injury Cause Pituitary Gland Damage?
    Traumatic Brain Injuries are some of the most severe wounds a human being can suffer. While some milder traumatic brain injuries like concussions often entail minimal chance of long-term damage, the effects of a head injury are unpredictable and similar injuries can entail very different results for different victims. Any head injury has the potential read more The post How Does a Brain Injury Cau

Premier Law Group

  • 15-Mar-19

    ACQ5 2019 Law Award Selects Premier Law Group for Two Honors: U.S. Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year and U.S. Client-Care Law Firm of the Year

    ACQ5 2019 Law Award Selects Premier Law Group for Two Honors: U.S. Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year and U.S. Client-Care Law Firm of the Year
    Since its founding, Premier Law Group’s mission has been to provide expert legal services with a personalized touch. Receiving the ACQ5 2019 Law Award for the United States Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year, as well as the United States Client-Care Law Firm of the Year, affirms PLG’s commitment to being one of the […] The post ACQ5 2019 Law Award Selects Premier Law Group for
  • 12-Mar-19

    Jason Epstein Nominated for ACQ5 Law Award: Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year

    Jason Epstein Nominated for ACQ5 Law Award: Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year
    ACQ5, one of the leading corporate news magazines, just announced its 2019 Law Awards, and Premier Law Group is excited to share that their very own Jason Epstein has been nominated for Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year in the United States. To be selected for this esteemed award is a tremendous honor. ACQ5 serves […] The post Jason Epstein Nominated for ACQ5 Law Award: Personal Injury Lawy
  • 08-Mar-19

    Patrick Kang Wins ACQ5 2019 Law Award for Employment Lawyer of the Year

    Patrick Kang Wins ACQ5 2019 Law Award for Employment Lawyer of the Year
    With over 168,000 subscribers worldwide, ACQ5 is one of the leading corporate news magazines providing breaking news, industry insights, and provocative commentary about the legal profession. For over a decade, ACQ5 has recognized and celebrated “achievement, innovation, and brilliance” in the legal industry by presenting its Law Award to exceptional attorneys across the globe. This [&

Seattle Insurance and ERISA Blog - McKean Evans

  • 12-Mar-19

    Know Your Rights – Long Term Care Insurance

    Know Your Rights – Long Term Care Insurance
    Many people have long term care insurance, especially when they get older, because the cost of prolonged individual care due to an injury or illness can be significant.  For that reason, Long Term Care insurance is often part of people’s estate plan. Long Term Care insurance can be subject to problems because the premiums get … Continue reading Know Your Rights – Long Term Care&#
  • 08-Mar-19

    UnitedHealth Unlawfully Denied Mental Health Treatment, Judge Finds

    UnitedHealth Unlawfully Denied Mental Health Treatment, Judge Finds
    One of the ways in which ERISA protects insureds is by imposing a fiduciary duty on certain decision makers, requiring that decisions about coverage and benefits be made in the best interests of the plan participants and not in the best interests of an insurer’s profits.  A recent federal court ruling highlights the importance of … Continue reading UnitedHealth Unlawfully Denied Mental
  • 01-Mar-19

    Can the Insurance Company Retroactively Deny Your Claim On A New Basis After You File A Lawsuit?

    Can the Insurance Company Retroactively Deny Your Claim On A New Basis After You File A Lawsuit?
    Let’s say you make an insurance claim, and the insurance company denies the claim for reason A.  You think they’re wrong, so you take them to court and argue reason A is invalid and the company should have paid your claim.  In response, the insurance company admits reason A didn’t apply but now argues your … Continue reading Can the Insurance Company Retroactively Deny Your

Paul Luvera Journal

  • 11-Mar-19

    THE ART FRAUD EXPOSED DURING A TRIAL

    THE ART FRAUD EXPOSED DURING A TRIAL
    The concept of karma teaches a cause and effect function in life. Good intent and good deeds contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deeds contribute to bad karma and future suffering. The same idea...
  • 03-Mar-19

    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...
  • 25-Feb-19

    RELIGION AND POLITICS - A DISASTROUS MIX

    RELIGION AND POLITICS - A DISASTROUS MIX
    In a recent edition of a national Catholic publication, The National Catholic Register, a Catholic monsignor, Father Charles Pope, wrote a column he entitled “Abortion Supporters Must Face penalties.” In it, he insisted Catholic's and especially Catholic politicians, who support...

The Seattle Personal Injury Blog (Chris Thayer)

  • 08-Mar-19

    The Application of Foreseeable Harm to Premises Liability

    The Application of Foreseeable Harm to Premises Liability
    No one steps onto the property of another with the expectation that they will be injured.
  • 01-Mar-19

    Misconceptions Surrounding Seattle Personal Injury Cases

    Misconceptions Surrounding Seattle Personal Injury Cases
    When you have been injured or hurt by the negligence or wrongful act of another, you might be considering filing a personal injury suit to receive compensation for the damages caused by your injuries.
  • 22-Feb-19

    Tips for Staying Safe on Vacation

    Tips for Staying Safe on Vacation
    While on vacation, the idea is to relax and not be encumbered with the stressors of everyday life. However, even trips to paradise can result in accidents and injury.

The Trucking Watchdog - Kevin Coluccio

  • 05-Mar-19

    What really caused the fatal highway crash in Emeryville

    What really caused the fatal highway crash in Emeryville
    The headlines say things like "Three siblings killed in crash with semi parked on shoulder because driver was out of hours", and "Siblings die in horrific accident with semi truck on I-80".  The news coverage of the February 28 collision between a minivan and a parked big-rig largely misses the point. This fatal highway crash didn't occur because [...] The post What really caused the fatal
  • 28-Feb-19

    Washington state has biggest surge in truck crash fatalities

    Washington state has biggest surge in truck crash fatalities
    The trucking safety group Road Safe America analyzed federal crash data from 2009-2017. They found that nearly all U.S. states had increases in semi-truck crash deaths from 2009 to 2017.  But Washington State has experienced the biggest percentage increase in truck crash fatalities. The five states with the largest percentage increases in truck crash deaths [...] The post Washington state
  • 11-Feb-19

    Here’s why semi-trucks jackknife …

    Here’s why semi-trucks jackknife …
    "Jackknife" is the term for a semi-truck trailer coming to an acute angle with the truck cab, like a small folding knife. Over the past year, I have been looking the causes of semi-truck jackknifes on Washington highways, as Coluccio Law is currently working on a truck crash case in which fatal injuries were caused [...] The post Here’s why semi-trucks jackknife … appeared firs

D'Amore Law Group

  • 28-Feb-19

    Punitive Damages Ruling Overturned in Engle Progeny Tobacco Case

    Punitive Damages Ruling Overturned in Engle Progeny Tobacco Case
      Earlier this month, a Florida appeals court overturned a ruling which held that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was to pay a $5 million punitive damage award to the estate of a smoker who died of lung cancer. The estate of Valton Sheffield, who died in 2007, filed a lawsuit against tobacco companies including R.J.... The post Punitive Damages Ruling Overturned in Engle Progeny Tobacco Case appear
  • 22-Feb-19

    California Court Rules HIV Drug Personal Injury Cases May Proceed

    California Court Rules HIV Drug Personal Injury Cases May Proceed
    Earlier this week, the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles held that a personal injury lawsuit against Gilead Sciences Inc. may proceed, causing HIV patients across the state to cheer in a small, but promising victory. The lawsuit began in May 2018, when California patients living with HIV filed a personal injury lawsuit... The post California Court Rules HIV Drug Personal Injury C
  • 15-Feb-19

    Family of Woman Killed by Driverless Uber Files Claim Against City

    Family of Woman Killed by Driverless Uber Files Claim Against City
    The family of the woman struck and killed in Tempe, Arizona by a self-driving car last year has filed a Notice of Claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, against the City of Tempe, seeking $10 million. The lawsuit will seek $5 million each for the victim’s daughter and husband. Elaine Herzberg, a 49-year-old,... The post Family of Woman Killed by Driverless Uber Files Claim Against City appeared

Brett Murphy

  • 25-Feb-19

    TBIs at Daycare – Who Is Responsible?

    TBIs at Daycare – Who Is Responsible?
    Today, it is not uncommon for both parents to work outside of the household. To do this, they rely on daycare centers or private, in-home daycare services to watch over their children. When you hire a daycare provider, you expect that the person you hire will keep your child happy, healthy, and safe while you... The post TBIs at Daycare – Who Is Responsible? appeared first on Brett McCandlis Brown
  • 06-Feb-19

    Understanding Liability, Responsibility, and Compensation in Car Accidents

    Understanding Liability, Responsibility, and Compensation in Car Accidents
    In a car accident claim, various terms get tossed around. Two terms that are commonly misunderstood are “liability” and “responsibility.” While the meanings are similar, in the legal realm, these terms can vary quite significantly, especially when it comes to a personal injury claim. Likewise, these terms dictate which party pays compensation to the victim.... The post Understanding Liability, Res
  • 25-Jan-19

    Understanding Damages after a Hit and Run Accident That Leads to a Fatality

    Understanding Damages after a Hit and Run Accident That Leads to a Fatality
    In a typical motor vehicle accident, you have one party at fault and another party who is the victim. The victim can seek compensation from that at fault party through an insurance claim or lawsuit. In these cases, the victim receives damages. Damages are a form of compensation that helps restore the victim’s financial health... The post Understanding Damages after a Hit and Run Accident That Lead

The CMG Voice

James McCormick

  • 22-Feb-19

    People Trampled at Skijoring Event

    People Trampled at Skijoring Event
    This is definitely not a headline you see everyday:  People Trampled [by a horse] at skijoring event in 2017 file a lawsuit. This one is certainly breaking new ground in the intersection of law and skiing. Above is a photo of the event/incident published by the Durango Herald. Four plaintiffs are suing organizers of a… Read More The post People Trampled at Skijoring Event appeared first on James M
  • 01-Feb-19

    Gwyneth Paltrow sued for colliding with another skier at Deer Valley

    Gwyneth Paltrow sued for colliding with another skier at Deer Valley
    The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that Paltrow and Deer Valley are being sued by a skier claiming to be injured after the actress allegedly collided with him on the slopes. Terry Sanderson alleges that Gwyneth Paltrow was skiing out of control and collided with him from above on February 26, 2016.  She was reportedly… Read More The post Gwyneth Paltrow sued for colliding with another skier at Dee
  • 17-Jan-19

    Large Inbounds Avalanche Buries Multiple Skiers at Taos

    Large Inbounds Avalanche Buries Multiple Skiers at Taos
    News outlets are reporting that a large inbounds avalanche occurred at Taos Ski Valley on Thursday, January 17, 2019.  Reportedly there were two confirmed skier burials and it is unknown at this time of others were caught by the large slide.  Ski patrollers were reportedly able to rescue two skiers and evacuate them to medical… Read More The post Large Inbounds Avalanche Buries Multiple Skiers at

Coluccio Law

  • 08-Feb-19

    Seattle in the snow – not a winter wonderland

    Seattle in the snow – not a winter wonderland
    Seattle rarely has snow, but, when it does, the city comes to a standstill.  This is true not only in the downtown area, but throughout the local region. Why does Seattle shut down in the snow? Based upon my experience of living in Seattle for nearly my entire life, I think there are a number [...] The post Seattle in the snow – not a winter wonderland appeared first on Coluccio Law.
  • 07-Dec-18

    A clean water legacy for a teenage crash victim

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

    5 quick tips for preventing a winter weather crash

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

Rivera Law Offices

  • 06-Dec-18

    Access Your Electronic Medical Records

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

    You Can’t Handle the Truth!!!

    You Can’t Handle the Truth!!!
    Did you know that when I present a car-crash case to a JURY, I CAN’T tell them that:The INSURANCE COMPANY pays the verdict, NOT the DRIVER that caused the collision.  The at-fault driver’s insurance company pays the verdict, their lawyer and ALL the fancy experts and trial exhibits.  The at-fault driver, the person who actually caused the collision won’t pay one single penny. &
  • 06-Dec-18

    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 medical treatment, BUT not until you are all done treating and ready

Welch & Condon

  • 29-Aug-18

    Social Media

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

    It’s complicated

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

    L&I and Structured Settlements

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

Nelson Boyd Attorneys

  • 22-Aug-18

    Deborah Nelson and Jeffrey Boyd named to 2018 Super Lawyers List

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

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

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

    Things to do on the Olympic Peninsula Part 2: Sequim

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

The Harper law Blog - Ed Harper

John Christensen

  • 15-May-18

    Discussing the Puyallup Hepatitis C Outbreak Case

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

    Discussing Washington Opioid-Related Auto Accidents

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

    Impaired Driving Due to Alcohol & Marijuana in Washington

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

Max Meyers Law

  • 02-Apr-18

    What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

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

    How to Stay Safe When Bicycling Hills in Seattle

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

    New Report Highlights Congestion Problem in Seattle

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

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.

Foster Law

Remedial Action Law Blog (Pfau Cochran Vertetis Am

  • 19-Feb-16

    Seattle City Council’s Resolution to Abolish Youth Incarceration

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

    Sexual Misconduct by Police Officers

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

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

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

Law Cat (John Messina)

  • 10-Sep-15

    We Never Stop Learning

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

    Italian criminal injustice system

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

    The Epiphany or Little Christmas

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

Washington Product Liability Blog (SGB)

  • 03-Aug-15

    Virginia Mason fails to report "superbug" outbreak

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

    Fiat Chrysler accused of neglect in 23 recalls

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

    Deadly Superbug Bacteria - "CRE"

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

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer (Farber Law Group)

  • 30-Apr-15

    Bicycle helmet testing: not all helmets pass muster

    Bicycle helmet testing: not all helmets pass muster
    Wearing a bicycle helmet is a must for all bicyclists, both young and old. Bicycle helmets save lives and prevent traumatic brain injuries. An Institute of Medicine review of bicycle accident concussions found that wearing a helmet reduced the risk of a traumatic brain injury by almost 70%. In the past twenty years, 90% of […]
  • 27-Apr-15

    Following too closely, a common cause of Washington car accidents

    Following too closely, a common cause of Washington car accidents
    Tailgating is when one driver follows another vehicle too closely and fails to leave enough room to stop to avoid a collision in a situation in which a sudden stop is required. When weather is good, it is daylight and driving conditions are optimal, a following driver should be at least 3 seconds behind the […]
  • 25-Apr-15

    Man loses legs in car accident after Deputy Sheriff runs stop sign

    Man loses legs in car accident after Deputy Sheriff runs stop sign
    The Washington State Patrol, in a media release, said they are investigating a four-car accident in which a pedestrian — a 59-year-old Arlington man — was seriously injured, requiring the amputation of both of his legs. The accident occurred on April 17 at the intersection of 23rd Street and Rockefeller Avenue at 11:45am. The WSP […]

Make Safe

  • 08-Aug-14

    Baby Clare: A Hot Car Story (Nightmare)

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

    Proposed Census Changes Dangerous to Area Cyclists

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

    Stepping Up To The Plate

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

Legal Rights 101 (Premier Law Group)

  • 16-Apr-13

    What to do if you are stopped by the police

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

Important Blogs for Plaintiff Attorneys

Marler Blog: Food Litigation

  • 21-Mar-19

    The Real Impact of E. coli Tainted Romaine Lettuce from Yuma

    The Real Impact of E. coli Tainted Romaine Lettuce from Yuma
    I was reading on Food Safety News, “Yuma romaine growers hopeful harvest will end without E. coli issues” https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/03/yuma-romaine-growers-hopeful-harvest-will-end-without-e-coli-issues/ and could not help but think that what was missing was a story of a customer.  Here one is: Jordan Anglen is a 24-year-old young man residing in Meridian, Idaho with his girl
  • 17-Mar-19

    Poppy Seeds can Kill – Manufacturers and Retailers be Forewarned

    Poppy Seeds can Kill – Manufacturers and Retailers be Forewarned
    The State of Arkansas is stepping up as a leader and pushing responsible retailers to stop selling a defective and potentially deadly product. Hopefully the FDA will act as well as the DEA. Manufacturers and retailers be forewarned; if you sell this product and it causes harm, you will be held to account.  Insurers of... Continue Reading
  • 15-Mar-19

    I cannot think of many things I would agree with Senator Cotton on – except:

    I cannot think of many things I would agree with Senator Cotton on – except:
    Senator Cotton Warns of Opioid Overdoses from Unwashed Poppy Seeds An opioid epidemic is sweeping the country. More than sixty thousand Americans are dying from opioid overdoses each year-more than the number of Americans who died in all twenty years of the Vietnam War. What a staggering fact that is. But behind each number is... Continue Reading

The Legal Examiner

  • 21-Mar-19

    Infant Product Liability Accidents

    Infant Product Liability Accidents
    Many expectant parents spend hours and hours researching all the different infant products on the market, ensuring they buy the safest products for their new… The post Infant Product Liability Accidents appeared first on The Legal Examiner.
  • 21-Mar-19

    Understanding the Mechanics of Subrogation: How subrogation and reimbursement claims impact the injury victim’s settlement

    Understanding the Mechanics of Subrogation: How subrogation and reimbursement claims impact the injury victim’s settlement
    How subrogation and reimbursement claims impact the injury victim’s settlement. When an individual suffers an injury and seeks medical attention, typically that care is paid… The post Understanding the Mechanics of Subrogation: How subrogation and reimbursement claims impact the injury victim’s settlement appeared first on The Legal Examiner.
  • 21-Mar-19

    Medicare Compliance, or else:  A second law firm sued by DOJ for failing to be Medicare compliant

    Medicare Compliance, or else:  A second law firm sued by DOJ for failing to be Medicare compliant
    On March 18th, 2019, the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland announced that the law firm of Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A., has… The post Medicare Compliance, or else:  A second law firm sued by DOJ for failing to be Medicare compliant appeared first on The Legal Examiner.

Jonathan Turley

SCOTUSblog

  • 21-Mar-19

    Argument analysis: Justices seem receptive to inmate’s juror-discrimination claims

    Argument analysis: Justices seem receptive to inmate’s juror-discrimination claims
    The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in the case of an African-American death-row inmate in Mississippi who was convicted by a jury that included just one African-American juror. The inmate, Curtis Flowers, argues that the jury selection in his case violates the Constitution – especially because the lead prosecutor had a long history of […] The post Argument analysis: Justices see
  • 21-Mar-19

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Mark Walsh has a first-hand look at yesterday’s argument in Flowers v. Mississippi, which asks whether a prosecutor’s repeated use of peremptory challenges to remove black people from the jury pool violated the Constitution, for this blog. At NPR, Nina Totenberg reports that the court “signaled strongly … that it is likely to rule for […] The post Thursday round-up appeared first on SCOTUSbl
  • 20-Mar-19

    Opinion analysis: Justices sidestep decision on propriety of “cy pres” class-action settlements

    Opinion analysis: Justices sidestep decision on propriety of “cy pres” class-action settlements
    This morning the justices issued a per curiam opinion vacating the decision of the lower court in Frank v. Gaos. They had granted review in that case to consider the propriety of so-called “cy pres” settlements – settlements of class actions that distribute all or a part of the monetary relief to public-interest or charitable […] The post Opinion analysis: Justices sidestep decision on propr

DC Medical Malpractice & Patient Safety

  • 21-Mar-19

    Rise in ‘medieval’ ills and other infections should send a big health warning

    Rise in ‘medieval’ ills and other infections should send a big health warning
    Americans have battled for at least a decade over the role of government in individuals’ health, specifically through health insurance. But communities across the county may be grappling with the baleful and more direct consequences of society’s ignoring others’ well-being, as a public health crisis erupts over the re-emergence and spread of “medieval diseases.” Say […]
  • 19-Mar-19

    $29 million jury verdict in talc case underscores need for asbestos regulation

    $29 million jury verdict in talc case underscores need for asbestos regulation
    Although research has shown that asbestos can cause cancer and other harmful illnesses and the federal government has sought to limit and even ban its use, yet another sizable judgment in a tainted talc case and the discovery of the substance in a popular cosmetics line shows how America’s oversight and regulation of risky materials […]
  • 17-Mar-19

    A lesson on vaping from sugary drinks of yore: Crack down on Big Tobacco

    A lesson on vaping from sugary drinks of yore: Crack down on Big Tobacco
    Those who are senior enough to remember the allures of sweet drinks like Tang, Hawaiian Punch, and Kool-Aid also may need to be sage enough to share a deep, evidence-based distrust and disapproval for the nefarious actions of Big Sugar and Big Tobacco. Those suspicions may need to be renewed in regulators’ crackdowns on vaping, its […]

Brennan Center for Justice

  • 21-Mar-19

    Congress Should Reinstate Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students

    Congress Should Reinstate Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students
    Congress Should Reinstate Pell Grants for Incarcerated StudentsRuth SangreeMarch 21, 2019Preventing those behind bars from accessing higher education is not only a relic of the “tough-on-crime” ’90s — it’s bad for public safety.
  • 21-Mar-19

    White Nationalism Is a Terrorist Threat, but Not Like Radical Islam

    White Nationalism Is a Terrorist Threat, but Not Like Radical Islam
    White Nationalism Is a Terrorist Threat, but Not Like Radical IslamThursday, March 21, 2019 - 1:15pmMedia Source: BloombergWhite Nationalism Is a Terrorist Threat, but Not Like Radical Islam
  • 19-Mar-19

    Trump’s Budget Requests Nothing for the FIRST STEP Act

    Trump’s Budget Requests Nothing for the FIRST STEP Act
    Trump’s Budget Requests Nothing for the FIRST STEP ActBryan FurstMarch 21, 2019The president’s record on criminal justice reform suggests a long road ahead for his signature bill.

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

  • 21-Mar-19

    CFPB seeking applications for spots on its advisory committees

    CFPB seeking applications for spots on its advisory committees
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks applications for spots on its advisory committees: To be sure that we hear from a variety of experts with diverse viewpoints, we set up the Consumer Advisory Board, the Community Bank Advisory Council, the...
  • 20-Mar-19

    2019 List of Schools Teaching Consumer Law

    2019 List of Schools Teaching Consumer Law
    by Jeff Sovern Five years ago, I posted a list of law schools teaching consumer law, as compiled by my then-research assistant Preston Postlethwaite. I've received requests to update the list, and so I asked another research assistant, Sara Krastins,...
  • 20-Mar-19

    Watch AT&T's CEO get a robocall during an interview

    Watch AT&T's CEO get a robocall during an interview
    Here, in The Hill.

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

  • 21-Mar-19

    You Should Consider Where You Store Your Content

    You Should Consider Where You Store Your Content
    My COO, Garry Vander Voort’s post yesterday about MySpace’s deleting their user’s archived content should serve as a wake up a call to legal professionals publishing articles and blog posts to third party controlled systems. MySpace announced this week, that in addition to other content, over 50 million music tracks were lost.  Per MySpace: As...
  • 19-Mar-19

    WordPress, Used Correctly, for Law Firms is Stable, Secure and Highly Performing

    WordPress, Used Correctly, for Law Firms is Stable, Secure and Highly Performing
    The reason that some law firm IT and legal marketing folks aren’t fans of WordPress is that when they neglect to update it or make ill-advised use of plugins and themes WordPress becomes unsafe. It really is as simple as that. WordPress is one of the most, if not the most, stable, secure and highly...
  • 16-Mar-19

    WordPress Now Powers Over One-Third of the Web

    WordPress Now Powers Over One-Third of the Web
    As reported yesterday, WordPress now powers over 1/3rd of the top 10 million sites on the web according to W3Techs. Their market share has grown steadily over the last few years, going from 29.9% just one year ago to 33.4% today.  WordPress isn’t just for individuals, small businesses or blogs.   Over the years WordPress has...

Dwyer Williams Potter

  • 20-Mar-19

    When an Attorney Can Help in a Car Accident Case

    When an Attorney Can Help in a Car Accident Case
    The post When an Attorney Can Help in a Car Accident Case appeared first on https://roydwyertemp.wpengine.com Car accidents involving serious or long-term injuries often require an attorney to get the best possible outcome. Car accidents bring up many questions. Who is at fault? Who pays for damage to my car? Who ... Read More
  • 13-Mar-19

    Why Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer Immediately After an Accident is Important

    Why Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer Immediately After an Accident is Important
    The post Why Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer Immediately After an Accident is Important appeared first on https://roydwyertemp.wpengine.com Oregon Trucking Accident We often deal with a large number of trucking accidents. These are cases involving big rigs and 18-wheelers throughout the state of Oregon — usually on the main freeways where truckers frequent ... Read More
  • 13-Mar-19

    When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

    When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?
    The post When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney? appeared first on https://roydwyertemp.wpengine.com When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney? It’s one of the most frequently asked questions that we get at our firm. “When should I hire a personal injury attorney?” While this is certainly a ... Read More

Lawyerist

  • 20-Mar-19

    Podcast #216: Free Law Project & the PACER Litigation, with Mike Lissner

    Podcast #216: Free Law Project & the PACER Litigation, with Mike Lissner
    In this episode with Mike Lissner, we talk about the pending PACER lawsuit, monopolies in law, and what the Free Law Project is. We also talk with Mike about why open access to law matters to innovation and access to justice as well as a few ways that courts can help. Mike Lissner Michael Lissner […] The post Podcast #216: Free Law Project & the PACER Litigation, with Mike Lissner appea
  • 18-Mar-19

    Being a Lawyer Doesn’t Mean Long Hours

    Being a Lawyer Doesn’t Mean Long Hours
    If the Facebook COO can leave at 5:30, maybe lawyers can too. The post Being a Lawyer Doesn’t Mean Long Hours appeared first on Lawyerist.com.
  • 15-Mar-19

    Tiger Tactics Foreword

    Tiger Tactics Foreword
    What follows is the foreword I wrote for Tiger Tactics, a book by LabCon alum and two-time podcast guest (episodes 53 and 155) Billie Tarascio, plus Ryan McKeen, William Umansky, Theresa DeGray, and Jay Ruane. This book is a collection of hard-won advice based on the authors’ real-world successes and failures as law firm leaders. […] The post Tiger Tactics Foreword appeared first on Lawyeris

Legal Writing Prof Blog

  • 19-Mar-19

    Teller on the Art of Teaching

    Teller on the Art of Teaching
    Before Teller became Penn & Teller, Mr. Teller was a high school Latin teacher who aspired to turn teaching into a performance worth being interested in. For more information, click here. (km) h/t Richard Neumann
  • 17-Mar-19

    Rocky Mountain 2019

    Rocky Mountain 2019
    Congratulations to UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law for hosting another wonderful Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference on March 15th and 16th. We were treated to many extraordinary presentations, including a reprise of Charles Calleros' presentation on "Reading, Writing,...
  • 16-Mar-19

    CFP: The Central States Area Legal Writing Conference at The John Marshall Law School

    CFP: The Central States Area Legal Writing Conference at The John Marshall Law School
    Here's a reminder that April 5 is the deadline for presentations for the 2019 Central States Area Legal Writing Conference. Interwoven: The Fabric of Interdisciplinary Collaboration Central States Area Legal Writing Conference Location: The John Marshall Law School in Chicago...

Corporate Crime Reporter

  • 19-Mar-19

    Meet the Press Chuck Todd and the Boeing Blackout

    Meet the Press Chuck Todd and the Boeing Blackout
    On October 29, 2018, Lion Air’s Flight 610, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, crashed into the Java Sea after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 passengers and crew on board. That crash has not been mentioned once on NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd in the twenty episodes since. On March 10, […] The post Meet the Press Chuck Todd and the Boeing Blackout appeared first on Corporate Cri
  • 18-Mar-19

    Duff Conacher on Corruption in Canada

    Duff Conacher on Corruption in Canada
    When running for Prime Minister in 2015, the Liberal Party’s Justin Trudeau promised honest government. And he won. Now Trudeau is embroiled in a corruption scandal that reeks of  dishonesty. At the center of the controversy – SNC-Lavalin – a giant Canadian construction firm. The company was charged in 2015 with bribery in Libya. It […] The post Duff Conacher on Corruption in Canada appeared
  • 11-Mar-19

    Calls Mount for FAA to Ground Boeing 737 Max 8

    Calls Mount for FAA to Ground Boeing 737 Max 8
    In the wake of Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 aboard, calls are mounting for the United States to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane. In October, a crash involving the same Boeing 737 model occurred near Jakarta, Indonesia. “The latest Boeing 737 MAX 8 disaster should compel the FAA to ground […] The post Calls Mount for FAA to Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 appeared first on

Citizen Vox

  • 18-Mar-19

    Boeing Crash Shows Perils of Allowing Corporations to Regulate Themselves

    Boeing Crash Shows Perils of Allowing Corporations to Regulate Themselves
    The death of 157 people on an Ethiopian Airlines flight earlier this month was an awful human tragedy. It’s also a cautionary tale about what happens if we allow corporations to regulate themselves. The public is starting to learn more about the circumstances behind the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet in Ethiopia […]
  • 15-Mar-19

    Whistleblowers are the Lifeline to Scientific Integrity

    Whistleblowers are the Lifeline to Scientific Integrity
    This Sunshine Week, whistleblowers within the scientific community deserve special recognition. The Trump administration has been relentless with its attacks on scientific integrity, from efforts to censor climate change research and the stonewalling of scientific advisory boards, to the appointment of industry representatives to lead environmental agencies, and attempts to silence the brave emplo
  • 14-Mar-19

    Manafort Sentencing Underscores the Need for Transparent Results of Mueller Probe

    Manafort Sentencing Underscores the Need for Transparent Results of Mueller Probe
    During former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s sentencing hearing in federal court on Wednesday, his lawyers made a peculiar point: had it not been for Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the possibility of the Trump campaign’s cooperation or President Trump’s obstruction of justice, Manafort’s many crimes—his […]

Drug Injury Watch

  • 18-Mar-19

    Gadolinium Contrast Agents Side Effects: Medical Literature Review, September 2018 - February 2019

    Gadolinium Contrast Agents Side Effects: Medical Literature Review, September 2018 - February 2019
    Researchers Continue To Investigate Gadolinium Deposition Disease (GDD) Following Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Injections (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) In recent years it has been recognized that the gadolinium contained in certain contrast agents can break away from its bonding agent. As a result, gadolinium is left behind in the bones, brain, and various tissues within the body
  • 04-Mar-19

    Uloric "Black-Box Warning" For Increased Risks Of Heart-Related Deaths And Cardiovascular Side Effects

    Uloric "Black-Box Warning" For Increased Risks Of Heart-Related Deaths And Cardiovascular Side Effects
    February 2019: Despite Safety Trial Finding A Link To Cardiac Deaths, FDA Does Not Order Uloric Recall At This Time (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) This new article about the gout drug Uloric (febuxostat) is an update for one we posted about six weeks ago, "Uloric Recall, 'Black-Box Warning', And Limited Use Discussed By FDA Advisory Committees In January 2019". We start with an overvi
  • 21-Feb-19

    Xeljanz Recommended Dosage For Ulcerative Colitis Patients May Increase Risk Of Pulmonary Embolism

    Xeljanz Recommended Dosage For Ulcerative Colitis Patients May Increase Risk Of Pulmonary Embolism
    FDA Is Reviewing Safety Of Xeljanz 10 mg Twice-Daily Dose Of This JAK In­hibitor, According to February 2019 News Reports (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) UPDATE: FDA MedWatch Safety Alert: "Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib): Safety Communication - Safety Trial Finds Increased Risk of Blood Clots in the Lungs and Death with Higher Dose in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients" [Posted 02/25/201

Washington Bike Law (Bob Anderton)

  • 18-Mar-19

    Kent’s Zero Vision Plan Injures and Kills People

    Kent’s Zero Vision Plan Injures and Kills People
         Washington Bike Law believes in #VisionZero. Many people haven’t heard of Vision Zero, which is fine if they don’t have anything to do with transportation or law enforcement, but outrageous if they do.     The following is a search on Kent’s website for Vision Zero plan:    The website’s search asks, “did you mean … Continue reading Kent’s Zero Vision
  • 31-Dec-18

    Happy New Year! Let’s Make 2019 the year our streets become safe for everyone!

    Happy New Year! Let’s Make 2019 the year our streets become safe for everyone!
    If you want to be involved in legislative efforts to pass a presumption of liability law state-wide and/or just in Seattle, please contact kimberly@washingtonbikelaw.com. We will be resuming regular meetings with interested parties soon.
  • 22-May-18

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

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

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Keenan Trial Blog

  • 15-Mar-19

    Edge Autopsy: Superstar Luke Baker

    Edge Autopsy: Superstar Luke Baker
    By David Morgan, Keenan Law Firm Note from Papa Don: Luke is a Keenan Trial Institute graduate and faculty member, and has been a presenter/speaker at several Keenan Trial Institute seminars. He most recently hosted a webinar on Stipulated Liability. Luke Baker lives and practices in Concord, North Carolina. Luke’s firm, L.T. Baker, P.A., handles all types […]
  • 08-Mar-19

    BEFORE AND AFTER WITNESSES: USE AT MEDIATION

    BEFORE AND AFTER WITNESSES: USE AT MEDIATION
    By Don Keenan I recently attended a mediation where our co-counsel had prepared the before and after video clips to be used in our PowerPoint presentation. This experience permits me to point out several errors and make one suggestion for all of us to consider: Error No. 1: Don’t do the filming in your office. […]
  • 01-Mar-19

    Common Sense & the Common Man: Communicating with Bubba

    Common Sense & the Common Man: Communicating with Bubba
    By Doug Dykes Note from Papa Don: Doug Dykes was a Keenan Law Firm fellow in 2017.   I’m just a common man, drive a common van My dog ain’t got a pedigree If I have my say, it gonna stay that way ‘Cause high-browed people lose their sanity And a common man is what […]

The Pop Tort.com

  • 14-Mar-19

    Sexual Assault and Civil Justice, Except for Servicemembers

    Sexual Assault and Civil Justice, Except for Servicemembers
    In the Center for Justice & Democracy’s new report, The Importance of Civil Justice to Sexual Assault Survivors and the Devastating Consequences of “Tort Reform,” you will learn about recent civil cases filed after sexual violence by all types of...
  • 01-Mar-19

    Civil Justice – The Next Big Shiny Object?

    Civil Justice – The Next Big Shiny Object?
    Some may wonder why we write about issues that seem so obscure considering the tweeting mob boss in the White House, his allied dictators and fake national emergencies, the obsessions of cable news hosts (“can a sitting president be indicted...
  • 24-Feb-19

    Our Love but Mostly Hate for Tech Companies

    Our Love but Mostly Hate for Tech Companies
    Have you noticed the latest TV craze? No, not sitcom reboots. Shows are trying to stick into their titles the most “scatological” of the “seven dirty words.” Schitt’s Creek, for example. Or the latest hilarious episode of Documentary Now, "Batshit...

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

  • 08-Mar-19

    Labor and Immigrants and Injuries, Oh My!

    Labor and Immigrants and Injuries, Oh My!
    This piece is about the importance of New York’s Labor Law for people who work at heights, but it starts in faraway Boston. It starts there because the story from the Boston Globe is shocking, and it should wake folks up to what goes on behind the scenes. The basic story is simple enough: Jose Martin Paz Flores had a … Continue reading …
  • 25-Feb-19

    Words You Should Never Use

    Words You Should Never Use
    Over the weekend, W. Virginia Chief Justice Beth Walker tweeted out a list of words that are banned from her opinions. It’s a good list, and one that all lawyers should note, as these words don’t belong in briefs either. I’ve written before about crappy legal writing, from both the bar and the bench. It’s not that concise writing will … Continue reading …
  • 15-Feb-19

    Quick! Start the Internet Shame Game!!!

    Quick! Start the Internet Shame Game!!!
    We see it almost every week on the interwebs, with someone having possibly done something wrong/stupid and having their name and reputation blasted to smithereens in a nanosecond. A full investigation and uncovering of facts would come later that might support, or not, or leave ambiguous, the initial onslaught. Now keep that thought in mind as I turn to an … Continue reading …

Washington Labor and Employment Blog

  • 07-Mar-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

Above the Law

Paulson Coletti

  • 28-Feb-19

    How Can I Get a Vehicle History Report?

    How Can I Get a Vehicle History Report?
    Buying a used car can be a great option for anyone who needs a vehicle but does not want the extra expense of a brand new one. However, purchasing a used vehicle comes with a degree of uncertainty. It is essential for anyone shopping for a pre-owned vehicle to know how to secure a vehicle... read more The post How Can I Get a Vehicle History Report? appeared first on Paulson Coletti Trial Attorney
  • 25-Feb-19

    Could You Be Experiencing PTSD After a Car Crash?

    Could You Be Experiencing PTSD After a Car Crash?
    Car accidents are frightening experiences, and those who witness the aftermath of serious car accidents may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Nearly 10% of all people who experience car accidents develop PTSD, and such a diagnosis from single-incident trauma can require complex long-term treatment. What Is PTSD? PTSD is a psychological condition that devlops in... read more The post C
  • 18-Feb-19

    How a Car Accident Can Change Your Life

    How a Car Accident Can Change Your Life
    Car accidents are stressful, damaging events that can have a wide range of effects. While many drivers may simply consider accidents a dangerous possibility that can lead to injuries and vehicle repairs, they may not realize the full scope of the possible damages a car accident can cause. Some individuals suffer severe physical injuries that... read more The post How a Car Accident Can Change Your

Kids In Danger

  • 27-Feb-19

    Most-viewed pages on KID’s website of January 2019

    Most-viewed pages on KID’s website of January 2019
    KID looked at the most popular pages on our website to see what our visitors viewed last month, since we thought these pages may be useful for you to take a look at as well. Below are the top five... Read More
  • 27-Feb-19

    News from ICPHSO Symposium

    News from ICPHSO Symposium
    On Wednesday morning, U.S. CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle addressed the group at the annual symposium of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).  In big news for KID’s priority issue of furniture tip-overs, she announced that... Read More
  • 22-Feb-19

    Shopping Cart Safety Tips

    Shopping Cart Safety Tips
    Every year, approximately 23,000 children go to the emergency room with injuries from shopping carts; most of which are caused by falls from the cart or by the cart tipping over. These incidents are caused by broken safety belts, unstable... Read More

BernabeTorts

  • 17-Feb-19

    NJ Supreme Court to decide whether defendant has a duty to warn about asbestos exposure due to a replacement part in its product

    NJ Supreme Court to decide whether defendant has a duty to warn about asbestos exposure due to a replacement part in its product
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal that will decide a manufacturer’s liability for asbestos-containing replacement parts that it did not manufacture or sell.  The Supreme Court granted certification after the Superior Court, Appellate Division, held that a manufacturer has a duty to warn of risks not just from the products it manufactures or sells, but also from asbesto
  • 10-Feb-19

    Article proposing changes to the view that suicide is a superseding cause

    Article proposing changes to the view that suicide is a superseding cause
    As you may know, courts often rule that a person's decision to commit suicide operates as a superseding cause which results in dismissing wrongful death claims against defendants whose conduct allegedly drove the decedent to commit suicide. A few years ago, I commented how this approach to the issue has resulted in a confused state of the law in Illinois.  See here.    I have also
  • 17-Jan-19

    Shooting victims argue on appeal to revive case against social media platforms

    Shooting victims argue on appeal to revive case against social media platforms
    In a recent oral argument before the Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, attorneys for some victims and family members of those killed during the 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando argued that the court should reverse a lower court decision dismissing a complaint against Twitter and other social media platforms. In the original lawsuit, the plaintiffs argued that but for the postin

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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.

Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

  • 27-Apr-16

    Summary: Viewpoints on the Nuances of IVC Filter Usage

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

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

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

    Beginning of the End for Monsanto?

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

WV Justice for All

  • 07-Jan-16

    Legislature Not Being “Good Steward of Tax Dollars”

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

    WV Lawmakers Bamboozled, Limited Your Rights

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

    Proposed Intermediate Court Unnecessary, Wastes Tax Dollars

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

Trial Ad (and other) Notes

  • 13-Apr-15

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This animated video summarizes the findings:And this video summarizes it without the graphics:  Other National Academies publications in Law and Justi
  • 09-Apr-15

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread consensus understands Gideon’s promise to be largely, sadly, unfulfilled. Yet in truth, we possess precious little hard evidence about the state of indigent d
  • 03-Apr-15

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website

Legal As She Is Spoke

  • 06-Dec-13

    When Cultural Inspiration Crosses The Line

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

    Baby Steps

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

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

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