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Tulalip Member/Company Seek Mandamus to Bar Searches by Fish and Wildlife Officers

Here is the petition in Paul v. Gain (Wash. S. Ct.):

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An excerpt:

The novel twist in this case is the “gag order” in the Search Warrant.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Whatcom County v. Hirst Decision Expands Instream Flow Protection to Counties under GMA

The Washington Supreme Court’s decision in Whatcom County v. Hirst,[1] will significantly impact rural water availability by requiring Washington counties to ignore exceptions for permit-exempt wells in many of the state’s instream flow protection rules, causing considerable and unwarranted hardship to rural property owners.  195 more words

Supreme Court Holds No Privilege for Communications with Former Employees

No attorney-client privilege for communications between corporate or governmental counsel and former employees, state Supreme Court rules.

In a case of first impression in Washington, the state Supreme Court recently held that communications between corporate or governmental counsel and former employees do not fall within the attorney-client privilege even if the communications concern matters that occurred during a former employee’s work for the corporation or government agency involved. 631 more words

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Highlights from the 2016 WSBA 50-Year Member Luncheon

Congratulations to our 71 members who celebrate 50 years of WSBA membership in 2016!

Congratulations to our 71 members who celebrate 50 years of WSBA membership in 2016! 45 more words

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Washington Supreme Court Explicitly Rejects Existing Indian Family Exception

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In only the third Washington Supreme Court case to directly interpret ICWA and the first to interpret WICWA, the Court holds In re Crews… 191 more words

Author: Kate E. Fort

Journey of Lawlessness

In his editorial Twice Zero, the editor of Cascadia Weekly notes the recent Washington Supreme Court ruling against Whatcom County for not protecting public water, as required under Washington law. 166 more words