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The State Owes an Ongoing and Actionable Duty to Children in Foster Care

The State owes a continuous and actionable duty to ensure a child is not placed in an abusive or neglectful foster home. While this may seem obvious, in foster care abuse cases, the State will [...]

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Andrew Bailey’s “Why Rape is Sincerely Hilarious”

By now, you may have already seen Andrew Bailey’s provocative viral video, “Why Rape is Sincerely Hilarious.”  For those of you who haven’t, check out the two-minute video of the actor’s [...]

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Continued: Dependency Rulings and Family Court Decisions As An Affirmative Defense to CPS Liability

In my last post, I told you I’d go into more detail about the case, Tyner v. Dept. of Social and Health Services, 141 Wn.2d 68, 77–82 (1999). Tyner v. Dept. of Social and Health [...]

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Dependency Rulings and Family Court Decisions As An Affirmative Defense to CPS Liability

Over a decade ago, the Washington Supreme Court declared that RCW 26.44.050 creates an actionable duty that flows from DSHS to both children and parents who are harmed by DSHS negligence that [...]