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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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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 [...]