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Brad E. Smith
August 4th, 2015

Washington Supreme Court Decides What Is A “Collapse”

On June 18, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court, in a 6‑3 decision, answered a certification from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on the issue of: What does “collapse” ... more

Kiley Anderson
July 15th, 2015

Bloggers Beware: The Washington Court of Appeals Indicates That You Can Be Held Liable For What You Say Online

In today’s technological world, it is easier than ever to voice your opinion in a way that can reach an audience around the globe. Every day, millions of new blog posts are made, including this ... more

Kiley Anderson
July 15th, 2015

The Washington State Supreme Court Hands Down a Decision That Could Impact A Landowner’s Responsibilities to Its Invitees

In McKown v. Simon Property Group, Inc., (No. 87722-0, filed 3/5/15), the Washington State Supreme Court addressed an issue that we have seen far too often in recent years; strangers committing ... more

Kent Neil Doll
June 30th, 2015

How Can You Avoid Probate With a Community Property Agreement?

What is Community Property? Generally, under Washington state law, community property is all property acquired by a husband or wife after marriage. A husband and wife are each considered as owning ... more

Brad E. Smith
April 2nd, 2014

Division I Addresses IFCA and PIP Income Continuation Benefits

In Ainsworth v. Progressive Casualty (No. 69433‑2‑1, Unpublished Opinion filed 2/10/14, Order to Publish entered 3/14/14), Division 1 of the Court of Appeals became the first appellate court to ... more

Brad E. Smith
November 26th, 2013

Division II Affirms Admission of Alan Tencer Testimony

The Washington State Court of Appeals Division II recently published an opinion in the case of Johnston-Sorbes v. Matsunaha (filed 10/29/13, Docket #43078‑9‑II).  Division II affirms the trial ... more

Brad E. Smith
May 20th, 2013

Setting up a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Washington State: How an Attorney Can Help You Start Your Business.

Starting a business is an exciting event, but with all of the possible ways to structure your business, it can quickly become confusing. Many people who are planning to start a business in Washington ... more

Brad E. Smith
May 9th, 2013

Idaho Supreme Court Rules Attorney Fees Covered By Insurance Even Absent Covered Damages

EMPLOYERS MUTUAL CASUALTY CO. v. DONNELLY – Supreme Court finds attorney fees assessed against insured payable under policy even though claim not covered. Employers Mutual Casualty Company v. ... more

Kent Neil Doll
April 18th, 2013

Spokane Probate and Estate Lawyer Steve Hughes on Why You May Want To Avoid Self Written Wills

Most people understand a “last will and testament” to be any document that discusses how a person wants their property to be distributed after they die. While this is a decent description of a ... more

Patrick Delfino
March 27th, 2013

Foul Ball! Idaho Rejects Baseball Rule

Rountree v. Boise Baseball (February 22, 2013)   Well, March Madness may as well be over, what with the Zags being out of the tournament, so turning to the next sport season seems logical. ... more

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