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Discrimination April 18, 2017

WA Legislature Attempting to Close the Wage Gap

For the third year in a row, the Washington State legislature is attempting to pass legislation to close the pay gap between women and men.  House Bill 1506 would require employers to have job-related reasons for differences in pay and career opportunities for men and women.  It would also help uncover pay disparities between women […]

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Car Accident April 14, 2017

Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act

Deaths from distracted driving have been on the rise nationwide and in Washington state.   In the U.S., distracted driving caused 3,477 traffic deaths in 2015, a 9 percent increase from the year before, and “a deadly epidemic,” according to the National Safety Council (NSC). In Washington. distracted-driving deaths jumped from 130 in 2014 to […]

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Discrimination April 12, 2017

WA Supreme Court Rules Florist Violated WLAD

In February 2017, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that a flower-shop owner’s refusal to provide flowers for the wedding of a gay couple violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD).  The couple, Curt Freed and Robert Ingersoll, decided to marry after the Washington legislature legalized gay marriage in 2012.  The couple had been long-time customers […]

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Wrongful Death April 10, 2017

Statute of Limitations Ruling in Wrongful Death Case

Division One of the Washington State Court of Appeals ruled on March 13, 2017, that the statute of limitations on a wrongful death case did not begin to run until the date the killer of a 12-year-old boy was convicted of murder. Alajawan Brown was killed April 29, 2010, when he was mistaken for a […]

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Catastrophic Injury February 15, 2017

Catastrophic Injuries – Seeking Compensation for Severe Injuries

Too often victims of negligence – be it due to car wrecks or slip and falls – are viewed by the public as whiners or malingerers looking for a fast and quick payday. Most people that we represent admit to having that opinion until their lives are changed by someone else’s negligence, particularly when they […]

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Child Injuries Wrongful Death February 15, 2017

Drowning Deaths in Washington – Negligent Supervision of Children

Every summer people throughout Washington flock to our many lakes, rivers and beaches to swim and recreate. Many summer camps and organizations bring children to these same locations to swim and play in the water. Drownings, however, occur every year and often the victims are children who do not know how to swim or who […]

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Slip and Fall December 16, 2016

Slip and Falls From Ice and Snow

From the time we take a step to the time we are flat on our back takes less than a second. While a slip and fall accident takes less than a second, the injuries from a slip and fall can last a lifetime. With Winter here, sidewalks and floors will be wet for the next […]

Seattle City Council

Employment October 17, 2016

Seattle City Council Passes New Employee Rights

On September 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council passed a bill that will give some workers more secure schedules.  The bill, which will go into effect in September 2017, offers several protections to covered employees.  The bill requires employers to give employees their schedules at least 14 days in advance.  If an employer cuts or […]

Driving on Marijuana

Car Accident DUI October 13, 2016

Marijuana and Impaired Drivers – Car Accidents in Washington

Marijuana is now legal in Washington and can be purchased by anyone over the age of 21. This includes recreational marijuana in addition to medicinal pot that can only be purchased after obtaining a prescription from a doctor and a card. Whether you agree with legalization or not, the availability of marijuana has certainly changed […]

Fatal Auto Accident

Car Accident Wrongful Death October 5, 2016

Fatalities in Car Accidents – Wrongful Death Claims

The most tragic car accident claims that we handle involve persons who pass away in the accident. Many times roll over accidents or large collisions with large trucks result in fatalities on Washington highways and roads, often due to someone else’s negligence. If a family member is killed in an accident, the victim is no […]

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