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Washington Court of Appeals clarifies UIM Statute in Ochoa

A case was recently decided by the Washington Court of Appeal (Division I in Seattle), called Ochoa v. Progressive, whereby

Interplay Between Informed Consent and Failure to Diagnose Case Theories

In December of 2012, the Washington Court of Appeals issued a case containing further guidance with regard to how lack

Another case on Proximate Cause

A recent case from Division I Court of Appeals of Washington contains yet another interesting discussion of proximate cause.  Causation

Dealing with Subsequent Remedial Measures in Litigation

A recent case in Division II of the Court of Appeals of Washington, called Pupo v. Albertson’s, Inc., reminded us

Proximate Cause in Tort Cases

A recent opinion by the Washington Court of Appeals, although unpublished, sheds some light on the doctrine of proximate cause

Federal Tort Claims Act & Sovereign Immunity

It’s hard to really gauge what the lay person on the street thinks about sovereign immunity. To clarify, that term

Revisiting Waples v. Yi

Waples v. Yi, 169 Wn.2d 152 (2010) is over 2 years old, and we thought it no better a time

Vicarious Liability in Motor Vehicle Accidents

In an ordinary motor vehicle accident case, the plaintiff is generally the driver who believes that he or she was

"Loss of a chance" as a legal theory

People are often perplexed at the verdict amounts in civil tort cases. Even sometimes to an experienced attorney, damages calculations,

Defining Lawyer Speak: What is Negligence?

Lawyers can often use words that are unfamiliar to our every day life. Additionally, a lot of these words can

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