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Prosecutor's PowerPoint closing leads to overturned conviction

By: Debra Cassans Weiss

The Washington Supreme Court has overturned a conviction for murder and other crimes in the slaying and robbery of an armored car guard because of a prosecutor’s PowerPoint presentation during the closing argument.The Jan. 392 more words


Murder Conviction Reversed After Prosecutor Shows Jury 100 Prejudicial Power Point Slides During Closing Arguments

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

After what was declared to be prosecutorial misconduct, the Washington Supreme Court reversed a jury conviction of Odies Delandus Walker. The defendant was convicted as being an accomplice to first degree murder, first degree assault, first degree robbery, solicitation, and conspiracy after a robbery at a Lakewood Walmart. 1,747 more words

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Washington Supreme Court Issued Ruling For Lenders Right's

On January 8, 2015, the Washington Supreme Court issued a ruling protecting lenders’ rights to pursue deficiency judgments against guarantors of commercial loans when the property securing such loans has been reacquired through foreclosure. 172 more words

Deficiency Judgements

Voters To Decide On Initiatives, Dozens Of Races

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two competing gun initiatives top this week’s election, when voters will also weigh in on congressional and legislative contests across Washington state. 785 more words


Washington Justices Shift Burden In Rape Cases

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court says the state cannot require rape defendants to prove that an alleged victim consented to escape conviction.

In a 6-3 decision Thursday, the justices reversed what they described as the court’s “incorrect and harmful” earlier rulings. 135 more words


Schmidt v. Coogan: New Issues in Legal Malpractice

A case recently came down from the Washington Supreme Court involving every attorney’s favorite topic: legal malpractice. Schmidt v. Coogan, No. 88460-9, En Blanc… 1,341 more words

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