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Appeals Courts Stands Behind Man who Stood his Ground

October 29, 2013 by
Filed under: Criminal Defense, Criminal Law 

In a recent “Stand Your Ground” case, Tommy Villanueva, a Spokane resident, was acquitted of assault after a jury found he acted in self-defense.  The jury further found that Mr. Villanueva was entitled to reimbursement of costs incurred in mounting his defense.  Mr. Villanueva lost his job as a result of his arrest.  He therefor [...]

Jennifer Cannon-Unione Comments on Fatal Shooting by Former Marine

September 27, 2013 by
Filed under: Criminal Defense 

“Fox 13 News, invited Jennifer Cannon-Unione of Dixon & Cannon, Ltd. to comment on the fatal shooting by a former marine.”

As Product Liability and Medical Malpractice Claims Mount

A current Washington lawsuit against Intuitive Surgical echoes the growing debate across the country about the safety of the Da Vinci surgical robot and the forces that have affected doctors’ decisions to use the robot. Marketing Goals at Odds with Healthcare An article posted on CNBC’s website highlights the issue: According to former salespeople, internal [...]

Jennifer Cannon-Unione Comments on Zimmerman Verdict

July 19, 2013 by
Filed under: Criminal Law, Legal News 

Recently, Jennifer Cannon-Unione at Dixon & Cannon, Ltd. was invited to comment on the Zimmerman verdict on NW Cable News.

Buyer Beware: The Hidden Cost of “Free” Rideshares

June 21, 2013 by
Filed under: Legal News 

Entrepreneurs in the transportation business have come up with rideshare models that aim to skirt government licensing and regulation.  Companies such as Lyft, Sidecar and Uberx call themselves rideshares (think carpooling), but in reality vary little from taxi services and cars-for-hire, which are regulated by local governments.  Think twice before you get into a “Rideshare” [...]

Deadly Police Pursuit

Glamorized in action movies, high-speed chases in real life may threaten the public more than the crime for which a fleeing suspect is being chased.  The recent death of a 72 year old Lynnwood man who was struck by a fleeing driver brings the debate about the risks of police pursuit to the forefront.  In [...]

Avoidable Tragedy – Seatbelts Save Lives

In yet another alcohol fueled collision on Seattle streets, a young woman died when she was ejected from the backseat of a vehicle that crashed into a side barrier.  She was not wearing a seatbelt. The police suspect the driver was impaired by alcohol.  The driver and five other passengers survived the collision.Read Source. According to [...]

The Complex Problem of Substance Abuse Fueled Auto Collisions

In addition to dangers posed by distracted drivers, pedestrians and drivers must contend with drivers impaired by substance abuse.  In a tragic incident on Monday, March 25, while crossing the street in front of Eckstein Middle School in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood, a family was struck down by drunk driver Mark Mullan. Killed were new grandparents [...]

Cell Phones in the Car: the Bad and the Good

As reported on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, “[i]n 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver… An additional, 387,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver… “ NHTSA lists common distractions: Texting while driving Driving while talking on a phone Eating and drinking Talking [...]

California Nursing Home Policy; How Does Washington Compare?

When a nurse in the California Glenwood Gardens retirement home refused to provide CPR to 87 year old Lorraine Bayless who had collapsed in the home’s dining room, she stated she was following the nursing home’s policy.  In the following ABC news video, you can hear the exchange between the nurse and 911 dispatcher: Unfortunately [...]




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