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Washington Court Finds Decision Not to Retire Is Substantial Change Supporting Modification of Spousal Maintenance

Once a Washington divorce decree is issued, a maintenance award can only be modified by the court when the party seeking the modification shows a substantial change in circumstances.  A fact unknown to the trial court or an unanticipated fact … Continue reading

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Washington Court of Appeals Affirms Covenant Enforcement Jurisdiction

The Washington Court of Appeals recently ruled in an unpublished opinion that a superior court had jurisdiction over a covenant enforcement lawsuit by a community association against a set of its owners.  The litigation concerned the owners' decision to build … Continue reading

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The PLLC: Forming A Professional Services Business In Washington

 When a group of licensed professionals (e.g., doctors, attorneys, psychologists, etc.) decide to start a business in Washington, their first thought is often to form a limited liability company (LLC). The LLC has become the most popular type of entity … Continue reading

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Washington Landlord May Be Liable for Injuries If It Maintains Responsibility for Repairing Premises

Generally, in a Washington premises liability case, a landowner may be held liable for injuries on the land if he or she has not given exclusive control of the premises to a lessee.  If, however, the lease requires the landlord … Continue reading

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Proposed Washington Privacy Act Dead or in Mortal Danger

The much-discussed Washington Privacy Act, Senate Bill 5376 (“SB 5376”), appears to have died after failing to receive a House vote by an April 17, 2019 deadline for action on non-budget policy bills. Though the bill could be revived before … Continue reading

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