News & Recent Blog Posts

20 February 2015

Some patients suffered or died from “dirty” duodenescopes

Recently, I wrote about a jaw-dropping story about the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) “superbug” related deaths stemming from duodedenscope procedures done at Seattle’... Read more

6 February 2015

New law would ban holding cell phone in cars

Remember several years ago, when the State made talking on a handheld phone while driving illegal? Well, Washington State lawmakers are now proposing a much stricter law that altogether bans holdin... Read more

27 January 2015

Virginia Mason patients didn’t know that they had the superbug

On my way to work a few days ago, I heard an astonishing news story on NPR about how at least 35 patients at Virginia Mason grew ill and 11 of whom died after contracting a superbug infection. The pa... Read more

23 January 2015

CNAs attempt to get minimum staffing levels mandated

When reading one of my favorite sites for local updates, the Public News Service, I was reminded about the sad state of affairs for Washington caregivers in the nursing home industry. Washington doesn... Read more

16 January 2015

Groundbreaking Decision for Safer Drinking Water

Yesterday, The New York Times reported on the following: Earlier this week, we received a groundbreaking decision in the first of the Yakima Valley, WA dairy cases led by Public Justice*, in which ... Read more

16 January 2015

Travis Jameson selected as a finalist for 2014 KCBA Young Lawyer’s Outstanding Mentor Award

Within a couple of years, Travis Jameson, has already started to make a mark on the Seattle legal community. When he’s not busy battling for his clients, he finds time to mentor new attorneys in... Read more

9 January 2015

Honda breaks history…hit with $70 million fine

“Holey moley!” That’s what I thought when I read that Honda got hit with a $70 million fine. The Obama administration imposed this history-making fine because the Japanese automaker ... Read more

7 January 2015

Karen Koehler gets ABA Top 100 Blawg fan favorite again!

For the third year in a row, Karen Koehler earned the most votes in the 2014 ABA Journal Top 100 Blawgs for the Velvet Hammer as the top blog in the Litigation category. With more bloggers (or shou... Read more

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