August 25th, 2020

Arbitration is an alternative way to resolve disputes outside of court. As explained by the American Bar Association, arbitration is a private process where disputing parties agree that a neutral third party can make a decision about the dispute after hearing evidence and arguments. Arbitration is different than mediation. In arbitration the arbitrator can decide…

May 27th, 2020

Catch Carmichael Clark’s Attorney, Lisa Keeler and Michael Heatherly, from Law Advocates, on Bellingham Tonight to find out what is happening with the law and courts during COVID-19.  They discuss how to legally navigate through this time and the effect the pandemic has had on our legal system. list=PLI_OFdCv7R112kCSGbZLNp4VsSPnlriry&time _continue=985&v=jXQK0NrbWYo&feature =emb_logo. Make sure to…

January 15th, 2020

Chong Yim v. City of Seattle, –Wn.2d–, 451 P.3d 675 (2019), also called Yim I, made headlines for its holding that Seattle’s first-in-time rule, which required landlords to rent to the first qualified applicant, was not facially unconstitutional. But it also made a huge change to Washington regulatory takings law by adopting the federal definition of regulatory takings…

June 5th, 2018

Standing is a jurisdictional issue. If you don’t have standing, you can’t bring a case in court. Or if you file a case, it can be dismissed at any time.

October 30th, 2017

When people discover problems with a home they bought, they often want to know if they can sue the seller for failing to disclose the problems.

August 11th, 2017

But every client who is involved in a lawsuit or about to become involved in a lawsuit has the same question—will the other side have to pay my attorney fees if/when I win?

February 2nd, 2017

Rather than talk to a lawyer and try to solve the problems, people often try to bury their head in the sand like an ostrich and ignore their legal problems in hopes they go away.

September 7th, 2016

In the United States, courts recognize that certain relationships are special and that communications made in the relationship are protected from being disclosed except under narrow exceptions.

January 31st, 2014

It is no surprise that the cost of legal services has increased over the years. In particular, it is increasingly expensive to resolve legal disputes through lawsuits in a court of law.

December 6th, 2013

Every homeowner should review this guide before hiring a contractor to help avoid disputes with a contractor.

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