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Significant Amendments to Washington Homestead Exemption Signed Into Law
On May 12, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee signed SB 5408, enacting a significant increase in Washington’s homestead exemption. The legislation includes other important revisions addressing the treatment of homestead appreciation during a bankruptcy and th...
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Continued Uncertainty Regarding Proof of Water Availability Necessary to Obtain a Permit Follows Whatcom County v. Hirst
Last October in Whatcom County v. Hirst, the Washington Supreme Court held that each county must ensure that there is an adequate water supply before it approves a project permit. The Hirst decision upset the existing process by which a county would...
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Non-Payee Indorsement Triggers One-Year Limitations Period, Washington Supreme Court Holds
Banks have long been a favorite target for lawsuits when their customers don’t take basic steps to oversee their employees who later bilk the customer for millions of dollars over the course of untold years. Customers often try to hold the bank liabl...
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Updates and Additions to Washington's Limited Liability Company Act
The Washington State Legislature has adopted a major overhaul of Washington’s current Limited Liability Company Act (the “Act”). The updated Act is the result of a multi-year effort by the Washington State Bar Association to make the Act more modern,...
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