Can I Appeal My Personal Injury Case Judgement?

Personal Injury Law - Can I Appeal My Personal Injury Case JudgementWhen a case goes through federal or state court, it is entitled to a review process called an appeals court. Cases tried in civil court are also eligible. The appeals court’s function is to reexamine the judge’s decision and go through the proceedings to find out if any errors were made. If the appeals court finds that an error contributed directly to a wrong decision being made by the judge, the appeals court is entitled to repeal or to reverse the decision.
The way this works is that the lawyers for both parties have to submit “briefs,” which are an explanation to the court of why they believe an error has or has not been made. Continue reading “Can I Appeal My Personal Injury Case Judgement?”

What Is An Anti-Harassment Order Of Protection In Seattle?

Seattle Protection Order Law - What Is An Anti-Harassment Order Of Protection In Seattle_In the new age of technology, harassment is only increasing. If you live in the Seattle area and are being repeatedly harassed by someone, you don’t have to live in fear. There are orders of protection that you can file that can stop you from being a victim. In Washington, it is illegal to harass someone. Under domestic violence laws, if you are being harassed there are various ways that you can seek to have the other person stop.
Unlawful harassment Continue reading “What Is An Anti-Harassment Order Of Protection In Seattle?”

You Are What You Eat, Dude! by Max Sturman

You Are What You Eat Dude! by Max SturmanI never did get me meet Mr. Max Sturman who was obviously a promoter of good health and nutrition – although I have been in contact with his son Andy who actually lives less than a couple of blocks away from me here in sunny San Diego.

Max wrote many books on the subject of healthy eating and I happened to stumble across You Are What You Eat, Dude! in the local Carmel Valley branch of the San Diego library.

Lot’s of great information in this book – it was published by the author’s Do It Naturally Foundation (now defunct) in 2009 when he was 90 years old.  It’s too bad that the work of the foundation won’t be carried on.

Some of Max Sturman’s other books include:  No Sugar No Flour Will Give Me The Power, Never Get a Cold (illustrated by Jose Gonzales Jr) and OBESITY: The Solution.

Made it to 55! Thank You For All Birthday Wishes!

I can honestly say it’s GREAT to be 55! I never thought I would get this far, but am certainly very happy to be here! I want to thank everyone for the thoughtful messages and especially phone calls yesterday – it was great to hear from a lot of people I haven’t talked to in some time.

Hope I get to speak with more of you in the coming days, weeks, months and year.

I had a great birthday – my beautiful wife took us for a sushi lunch and Ava Kalea and I got to spend some quality time on the beach in Solana Beach.

I’m so very thankful and grateful for such great friends and family – thank you all for making my birthday a most excellent day. Happy New Year my friends! 2018 is going to be GREAT!

Washington State Department of Revenue offers free tax workshop Jan. 9 in Seattle

 

Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners Jan. 9, 2018 in Seattle.

Call 206-727-5300 or go online to register on Revenue’s workshop and education page

Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. Attendees receive a workbook and helpful reference guide to Revenue’s rules and regulations. Also, attendees may earn two continuing professional education (CPE) credits. Contact the workshop instructor for details.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 9
Time: 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Dept. of Revenue, 2101 4
th Ave, Suite 1400 (cross street Lenora), Seattle

Contact Revenue’s Rick Stedman with any questions about the workshop: 360-705-6624 or rickst@dor.wa.gov.

Revenue offers several ways for businesses to learn about taxes. Visit the workshop and education page (https://dor.wa.gov/workshops-education) to view a complete schedule and to register for upcoming workshops. Business owners can also watch a short streaming video version of the workshop online.

About Revenue
The Department of Revenue is Washington state’s primary tax agency, nationally recognized for innovation and quality customer service. Revenue administers nearly 60 categories of taxes that help fund education, social services, health care, corrections, public safety, natural resource conservation and other important services counted on by Washington residents. 

 
 

Reveal Walla Walla Valley Wine Futures Auction Evolves for 2018

Drew Bledsoe with Reveal Auction bidders in 2017
Drew Bledsoe with Reveal Auction bidders in 2017

The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance has announced the return of Reveal Walla Walla Valley Wine futures auction on April 16, 2018. This intimate, invitation-only auction features wholly unique, small-lot wines from the Walla Walla Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) and the region’s sub AVA “The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater.” Continue reading “Reveal Walla Walla Valley Wine Futures Auction Evolves for 2018”

San Diego to Host Global Business Travel Association Convention August 11-15, 2018

GBTA Convention 2018The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, has announced the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2018. Next year’s Convention, the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers in the world will be held in San Diego, August 11-15, 2018. Continue reading “San Diego to Host Global Business Travel Association Convention August 11-15, 2018”

Global Business Travel Association to Hold 2018 Convention in San Diego

GBTA Convention 2018The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, has announced the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2018. Next year’s Convention, the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers in the world will be held in San Diego, August 11-15, 2018. Continue reading “Global Business Travel Association to Hold 2018 Convention in San Diego”

Tax Reform Leading to Positive Changes at Washington Federal

Washington Federal logoWashington Federal, Inc. today announced with the signing of tax reform legislation, the Bank will accelerate strategic investments in its employees, client service capabilities and community development funding. Specifically, effective when the bill becomes law all Washington Federal employees in good standing and earning less than $100,000 per year will receive a 5% increase on top of their normal merit increase.  In addition, a substantial investment will be made in the training and development of all employees, enabling them to upgrade their skills to more effectively compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment.   The training will focus on leadership, technology, and client service skills. Continue reading “Tax Reform Leading to Positive Changes at Washington Federal”

Tax Reform Already Paying Off for More Than 200,000 AT&T Employees in US

AT&T logoToday, Congress approved legislation representing the first comprehensive tax reform in a generation. The President is expected to sign the bill in the coming days.

Once tax reform is signed into law, AT&T plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 and pay a special $1,000 bonus to more than 200,000 AT&T U.S. employees — all union-represented, non-management and front-line managers. If the President signs the bill before Christmas, employees will receive the bonus over the holidays.

“Congress, working closely with the President, took a monumental step to bring taxes paid by U.S. businesses in line with the rest of the industrialized world,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and CEO. “This tax reform will drive economic growth and create good-paying jobs. In fact, we will increase our U.S. investment and pay a special bonus to our U.S. employees.”

Since 2012, AT&T has invested more in the United States than any other public company. Every $1 billion in capital invested in the telecom industry creates about 7,000 jobs for American workers, research shows.  This is HUGE!!!