Can you file a lawsuit against the property owner for your injuries, whether the owner is a public government entity or a private landowner?
All real property conveyances in Washington must be done by written deed. RCW 64.04.010. Deeds often appear simple but are actually densely packed with important information. When conveying real property, we always recommend working with a title company or attorney because even the slightest error can have significant consequences. What are the different kinds of…
A recent court decision is a good reminder of the importance of creating a record and property raising issue during open records appeals of land use and environmental permit decisions.
The Washington Uniform Common Interest Community Act (WUCIOA) became effective on July 1, 2018. It is codified at Chapter 64.90 RCW. This statute implements new rules for common interest communities, including condominiums, planned communities, and co-ops formed on or after its effective date. Many of its provisions may not be waived by formation documents and…
Premium collections for Paid Family and Medical Leave begin January 1, 2019. Employers must begin withholding the premiums from employee paychecks, or plan to cover part or all of the employee’s share. And employers need to start preparing for quarterly reporting by tracking hours and wages for all employees (full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary, and seasonal) as well as tracking total premiums collected from employees.
The PRA allows members of the public access to public records held by a state or local agency…But sometimes, it is not clear whether a particular organization is an “agency” under the PRA.
While some documents are available online, many documents agencies use or rely on are not readily accessible. The Public Records Act allows you to access records used or held by Washington governmental agencies.
Not anymore, thanks to Evidence Rule 413 adopted by the Washington Supreme Court that took effect on September 1, 2018. The new rule limits when and how a person’s immigration status can be used as evidence.
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