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Class Inaction: The Roberts Court’s Continued Deck Stacking Against Class Action Litigants (Part One)

For those that follow class action law and United States Supreme Court jurisprudence on the subject, it is no secret that the current Court, headed by Justice Roberts, is no friend to class [...]

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Caution, Complications Ahead – Tolling, RCW 7.70.110 and Wrongful Death Cases

A recent Division 3 case has major implications for plaintiffs who attempt to toll the statute of limitations by requesting mediation under RCW 7.70.110. Generally, a request for good faith [...]

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Infallible, Untouchable: Ministerial Immunity in Washington Law

In 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court issued an alarming decision in Erdman v. Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, 175 Wn.2d 659, 286 P.3d 357 (2012).  Relying on a recent decision by the [...]

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Recent Kitsap County Ruling Applying Punitive Damages to Corporate Nursing Home Defendants

A Kitsap County judge recently ruled in a nursing home wrongful death case, Sharp v. Life Care Centers, that punitive damages may apply to the Tennessee corporate defendants in that case, Life [...]