Embracing change is tough, because it rarely hugs you back. But the recent changes to the Washington State LLC Act (RCW Chapter 25.15) at least have
Starting June 12, 2014, Washington law allows for the "conversion" of Washington corporations and limited liability entities into a variety of other
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals affirmed the Department of Revenue's denial of the taxpayers' request for refund of real estate excise tax ("REET")
The Washington Court of Appeals ruled this week that a limited liability company’s directors and officers (D&O) insurance policy did not cover a claim by a lender against the LLC’s manager on the manager’s guaranty of the LLC’s debt.
The common-law rule is that a corporation appearing in court must be represented by an attorney.
My colleague, Doug Batey, has previously blogged about the ability of dissolved Washington LLCs to both initiate and defend against lawsuits.
The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington has held that a policy's business enterprise exclusions precluded coverage for a legal malpractice claim "arising out of" an ownership interest where the alleged malpractice began prior to, but continued after, the acceptance of that interest.
Because Jimi Hendrix died intestate in New York State, his rights of publicity died with him and the Washington Personality Rights Act, which purported to create a national right of publicity was unconstitutional, according to the federal district court for the Western District of Washington in a decision issued February 8.
The Washington legislature is currently considering a bill that would apparently require any contract that calls for the payment of money by an LLC or corporation, to include an extra signature by an authorized representative that would render the representative personally liable for any amounts due on the contract.
The Washington Court of Appeals is continuing the recent trend of invalidating mechanic's liens for lack of strict compliance - this time by concluding that the work provided by the contractor (drilling test pits and obtaining storm water permits) was not subject to Washington's lien statute because the work was performed in connection with preparing a bid, not an improvement of the property, and was not done at the direction of the owner.