News & Recent Blog Posts

18 December 2014

Consumer protection agency sues Sprint for illegal charges

Sprint may have been overcharging its consumers to the tune of millions of dollars by cramming unauthorized charges onto its consumers’ bills. Haven’t we heard this before? Yes, in fact... Read more


17 December 2014

Pillow talk over airbags: Shacking up in a hotel to talk Takata

Takata, a Japanese airbag manufacturer, whose executives were questioned in House & Senate hearings a couple weeks ago, remains defiant in expanding any recall of its airbags. Its faulty airbags ... Read more


6 December 2014

Seattle supposedly ranks #1 for pedestrian safety. Really?

According to a Liberty Mutual study, Seattle is at the top of the list for the safest city in the country for pedestrians. Thanks to additional infrastructures like the wonderful new pedestrian walkwa... Read more


25 November 2014

Vote for The Velvet Hammer at ABA’s site!

Karen Koehler’s Velvet Hammer blog was selected again as one of the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100. Editors of the ABA Journal announced yesterday they have selected KarenKoehlerBlog.com as one o... Read more


21 November 2014

Seattle’s 2nd Ave Death Trap – Bike Man Dan finds many risks for the uninitiated

As I’ve blogged about a number of times–even before the death of cyclist/attorney Sher Kung–many, including country’s bike expert/Rutgers professor John Pucher, have considered... Read more


19 November 2014

Second Avenue Redux: Solving the mystery of those curved arrows…

In a previous post, I asked if anyone knew what those curved arrows at the Madison intersection signified. Bike Man Dan (our Dan Laurence, who is an experienced cyclist, when he’s not busy repr... Read more


11 November 2014

2nd Ave Corridor & downtown Seattle need to do more for bicycle safety

A little more than three months after the tragic and preventable death of cyclist/new mother/attorney Sher Kung, more is needed for bicyclist safety on the treacherous Second Avenue corridor in downt... Read more


6 November 2014

Taking on another Goliath, Dun & Bradstreet

SKW Brad Moore is waging a battle against another Goliath. This one is against Dun & Bradstreet in a class action lawsuit. One of the many Davids is small business owner O & R Construction fr... Read more


4 November 2014

News about Takata Airbags–Not Just a Lot of Hot Air

Airbag manufacturer Takata has been in the news a lot lately. But the saying “no news is bad news” doesn’t apply for Takata these days. Their dangerous airbags are a big problem for... Read more


3 November 2014

Crash course in surviving a plane accident

Despite the tragic Virgin Galactic space plane crash that claimed a test pilot’s life last week, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos among other high tech executives still believe in the fu... Read more