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Breach! Indemnity & Unjust Enrichment

3…. 2…. Is your business ready to launch? Click Here IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTONIN AND FOR KING COUNTY MINT MONEY MORTGAGE COMPANY d/b/a/ Mint Home Loans, a Washington corporation,Plaintiff,v.Plentom AGENCY, INC. d/b/a Plentom FSB, a New Jersey corporation Defendant; COMES NOW the above-captioned· Plaintiff, Mint Money Mortgage Company d/b/a Mint […]

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Declaratory relief in Washington State!

Declaratory judgments – when appropriate . . . . The most important features of a declaratory judgment are: writing controversy that interpretation – or “construction” in judgment can end the controversy between the parties Have a question about a dispute that you have involving a written agreement? 3…. 2…. Is your business ready to launch? […]

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Steinitz and the Principle of Balance and Attack

In chess all rules have exceptions, except one: Steinitz’s Law. It is called a law – not a rule or a principle – for a reason. It applies to zero sum games in general, including #litigation. “The player with the advantage MUST attack” Steinitz’s Theory of Balance of Positions and the Principle of Attack:  Steinitz […]

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Dog bite liability in Washington State

Does having a “doggy record” influence or impact whether or not a dog will be liable for biting someone in a public place? No.   RCW 16.08.040 Dog bites—Liability. (1) The owner of any dog which shall bite any person while such person is in or on a public place or lawfully in or on a […]

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Facebook Marketplace – Commercial Terms for Sellers

What are your obligations as a seller when you sell something on Facebook Marketplace?   Have a question about a deal gone sour on Facebook Marketplace? What are your rights and responsibilities? Commerce Product Merchant Agreement  The following terms (“Merchant Terms”) apply to your use of any commerce service (each, a “Merchant Commerce Feature”) we […]

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Reading the Riot Act

  The Riot Act 1714 (1 Geo.1 St.2 c.5) was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain which authorized authorities to declare any group of ≥12 people to be unlawfully assembled and to disperse or face punitive action. The phrase itself has passed into common usage for a stern reprimand or warning of consequences. […]

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Not all legal publications are created equally

LexisNexis is the winner I continuously comparison shop between different legal publications. Axiomatically they should all be equal since they are all based on the same set of laws, right?  But, they are not. Right now, for the type of law I practice, LexisNexis is hands down the winner. Yes, it is super expensive next […]

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Ghosts on the property? Real Estate Disclosures in Washington State

Ghosts on the property? Real Estate Disclosures in Washington State To my knowledge, Washington State does not have any mandatory psychological effects disclosures, meaning the seller is not obliged to disclose that the former occupant had a dreaded disease, or the property was the site of some grisly murder, or if there is a known […]

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Mixed and hybrid contingency agreements

Mixed and hybrid contingency agreements These have two parts: § Flat fee part § Contingency fee percentage part Instead of charging the traditional 33.3% of successfully recovered amounts, we charge a flat fee, and from the recovery we take a much lower fee percentage base of 18.3%. We then charge escalating percentages based on known […]

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What to do about cheaters?

How should you handle it when someone cheats in any game? There is a performance psychology to cheating, and this is a question that people face in sports, on the battlefield, and in litigation.  You will find cheating in taxes and the corporate board room.  Cheating is something that people will do. Should you get […]