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What Kind of Dispute Did We Agree to Arbitrate?

2021-04-28T12:39:39-07:00

If you're considering adding an arbitration requirement to a contract, you can choose which types of disputes to leave in court and which types of disputes to ship off to private arbitration.

What Kind of Dispute Did We Agree to Arbitrate?2021-04-28T12:39:39-07:00

Judges Cannot Intervene During Private Arbitration

2021-02-26T18:58:47-08:00

Arbitration is an alternative venue to court. If a party could seek a judge midcourse, there would be increased delays and expenses for all parties.

Judges Cannot Intervene During Private Arbitration2021-02-26T18:58:47-08:00

Washington’s Consumer Protection Act: No Materiality Required

2020-10-30T10:19:15-07:00

By understanding that even minor, unintentional marketing mistakes can lead to consumer protection claims, business owners can better manage the risks of their various marketing efforts.

Washington’s Consumer Protection Act: No Materiality Required2020-10-30T10:19:15-07:00

Flag on the Play! Intentional Interference With a Business Expectancy

2020-05-27T15:37:01-07:00

When a third party intentionally interferes with someone else's business relationship, the law may provide a remedy. But the damaged party has to prove special elements.

Flag on the Play! Intentional Interference With a Business Expectancy2020-05-27T15:37:01-07:00

The 12 Jury Trials of Washington

2019-12-19T15:16:47-08:00

It is December, and as there are "12 days of Christmas" and 12 jurors on a jury, I thought I'd use the coincidence to highlight 12 instances of allegations of juror misconduct in real-life civil trial deliberations.

The 12 Jury Trials of Washington2019-12-19T15:16:47-08:00

Strict Liability for Timber Trespass – A Cornerpoint Case Pop

2019-10-31T21:58:24-07:00

In Porter v. Kirkendoll, the Washington Supreme Court classified timber trespass as a strict liability tort and held that the Washington tort reform act applies to timber trespass claims.

Strict Liability for Timber Trespass – A Cornerpoint Case Pop2019-10-31T21:58:24-07:00

The Court’s Finish Line: Trial

2018-10-31T16:28:39-07:00

Just Because You Can't See It Doesn't Mean It's Not There By Stacia Hofmann ...More

The Court’s Finish Line: Trial2018-10-31T16:28:39-07:00