Posts Tagged ‘Washington Supreme Court’

  • The Case of the Spit Burger

    Because the Washington Product Liability Act does not provide for damages for emotional distress in the absence of physical injury, a federal judge dismissed a case against Burger King for negligence, product liability and vicarious liability that had been filed by a Clark County deputy sheriff, Edward Bylsma. In March 2009, the sheriff drove his […] Read more...
  • Washington (State)’s First Monday

    While the United States Supreme Court term begins on the first Monday in October, our state’s Supreme Court term does not. According to its website, the Washington Supreme Court has four, four-month sessions (although Summer’s session appears consistently light). If one had to define a new “term,” it would probably be the Winter session beginning […] Read more...
  • Legal Technicians to Bridge the Legal Service Gap in Washington

    The Washington Supreme Court adopted a new rule on June 15 that will allow licensed legal technician to assist civil litigants with tasks that previously could only be handled by a licensed attorney. This move is expected to help people who would not otherwise be able to afford legal assistance. Washington is the first state […] Read more...
  • Washington Supreme Court Docket

    The Washington Supreme Court makes its docket available through its website. Additionally, the Court provides copies of submitted briefs, and, once issued, current opinions of the court. Read more...
  • What’s Happening at the Washington Supreme Court

    If you want to know anything about our state’s highest court, a good starting point is the Washington Supreme Court website. It provides the court’s docket, recent decisions, appellate briefs and biographies of the justices (did you know Justice Sanders played in the Rose Bowl?). It also has information on the court’s clerkship opportunities. [tweetmeme […] Read more...