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Federal Court In Washington Sanctions Attorney For Citing “Badly Out Of Date” Case Law
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • August 22 2016

Defense counsel was sanctioned by a federal court in Washington for bringing a motion to compel in bad faith, with the court finding that defense

Statute of repose applied to defective aircraft litigation in Washington
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2011

In a split decision, the Washington Supreme Court has determined that the statute of repose set forth in a federal statute bars a lawsuit involving an aircraft manufactured more than 18 years before the crash giving rise to the litigation.

Prior litigation exclusion upheld by Washington court
  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2011

Application of "pending or prior litigation" exclusions are generally fact-intensive inquiries that have generated a significant amount of litigation.

Washington Supreme Court holds Clemmons shooting records not "categorically exempt" from public disclosure
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2010

In a unanimous ruling, the Washington Supreme Court held Thursday that police records may not be categorically withheld from public access, even in the face of claims that disclosure threatens the suspect's fair trial rights.

FCRA claims against major credit reporting agency survive statute of limitations challenge
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2010

In Andrews v. Equifax Information Services LLC, No.: C-08-0817, 2010 U.S. Dist. Lexis 38020 (W.D. Wash. Mar. 30, 2010), plaintiff filed suit against Equifax after it allegedly “mixed up” her information with that of another individual of the same name and disseminated that information to third parties.

Sometimes an LLC 's signature on a contract can result in a member's personal liability
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2010

Most business people know that if they want to avoid personal liability when they sign a contract on behalf of an LLC, they should use the name of the LLC and their title.

Prior knowledge limitation is a question of law; insurer entitled to withdraw defense
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • June 4 2010

The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington has held that the applicability of a prior knowledge limitation in a lawyer's professional liability policy may be determined as a matter of law.

Of cars, emails and money
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2009

When a state Supreme Court opinion starts with the sentence "trial courts need not tolerate deliberate and willful discovery abuse", it is easy to guess that lawyers have not been behaving nicely.

Washington Supreme Court issues ruling on certificate of merit and continues to preclude CPA claims in professional liability cases
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • October 22 2009

The Washington Supreme Court has recently issued two significant rulings impacting the Long Term Care and Seniors Housing industry.

Certificate of Need strategy
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2009

Washington courts have recently issued several significant decisions relating to the state's Certificate of Need (CN) laws.