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Limits of Reason: Discovery and Evidence in Covenant Judgment Reasonableness Hearings (Part Two)

Despite precedent refusing to reopen discovery for intervening insurance companies prior to a trial court’s determination of a settlement’s reasonableness, insurers have become more and more [...]

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Limits of Reason: Discovery and Evidence in Covenant Judgment Reasonableness Hearings (Part One)

In cases with an underinsured defendant and an insurer’s bad faith investigation claims handling, defense preparations, or settlement demands, one appealing option may be to settle with the [...]

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Federal Tort Claim Act Basics

Before a plaintiff can sue a United States agency for the negligence of one of its employees or agents, he must file a tort claim with the agency. Because the United States has only waived its [...]

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3 Defenses to Mandatory Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home Contracts

Dealing with arbitration agreements in nursing home contracts has become an increasing problem for plaintiff attorneys in Washington.  Most nursing home companies now require residents to sign [...]

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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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How to press “pause” on the statute of limitations

Occasionally, our office receives calls from people who suffered from medical malpractice two years and eleven months prior. Because medical malpractice claims require a great deal of review, [...]

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Case update: Ralph v. State of Washington Dep’t of Nat. Resources

The Washington Supreme Court held in Ralph v. State of Washington Dep’t of Nat. Resources (PDF) that all superior courts of Washington State stand as one and have the jurisdictional authority to [...]

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Non-Economic Damages for the Death of an Elderly Plaintiff

On November 6, 2014, WSAJ presented a CLE on wrongful death damages which included a presentation by attorney Mark Kosieradzki titled, “Non-Economic Damages for the Death of An Elderly [...]