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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 […]

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Litigation

Twitter Commentary and the Rashomon Effect

What is the Rashomon effect? It’s what happens when more than one eyewitness to events re-tells events in a self-interested fashion.  Sometimes it is done deliberately, but often the overall effect is much more subtle than that.  Witnesses inevitably allow their own subjective, alternative, and self-serving views both of themselves and of events to creep […]

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Info Litigation

Principle of two weaknesses and litigation

What is the “principle of two weaknesses” strategy from chess and how can I use it in litigation? If your adversary has only one weakness, they can devote all resources to its defense, but if you create another “front of attack” – a second weakness – those defensive resources begin spreading thinly, weakly, and inefficiently. […]

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Corporate Law Info Services

Does your “foreign” business need to register or get licensed in Washington State?

Does your “foreign” business need to register or get licensed in Washington State? We often get questions from out of Washington State for businesses trying to plan and make decisions around moving their businesses into or out of Washington State.  Some examples: You have a company registered and operating in Colorado, but are doing a […]

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Agreements Corporate Law Info Opinion Services

Working with entrepreneurs…

Starting a company…… A unique feature of working with entrepreneurs is that they tend to already know the answers to the questions they are asking. (They always do their homework.)  More often than not, they are coming to you to double check their own understanding or “reconcile” conflicting advice they had received or read online. […]

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Corporate Law Info Services

Small business guide

Photo by Helena Lopes This is a super useful resource for starting a business in Washington State small_business_guide Have a question about starting your business?

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It’s Miller Time!

Welcome Todd M. Miller to Wheat Legal PLLC! A truism about getting out of the military is that it’s a culture shock when you no longer have the bright shiny insignia on people’s uniforms to tell you who’s important and who isn’t.  But, for those who are really tuned in to the details, the little […]

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Agreements Info Services

Escrow Agents Fees

Most of the time people’s only interaction with escrow agents is during a once or twice in a lifetime home purchase, but escrow agents are a very useful tool for commercial transactions. What is their role?  What do escrow agents do? Escrow agents act as “middle men” in commercial transactions in order to overcome barriers […]

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Info Litigation

Anna Karenina and Complex Litigation

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” -Leo Tolstoy BMNW v. Lerner Happy families share a lot of common characteristics.  But, there are a lot of things which can make a family an unhappy one.  Any number of things can uniquely go wrong to disrupt the harmonious balance […]

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Info Litigation

Ruh-roh…. Alexa is really mad at these guys

Amazon is suing these guys for making a fake “wrap-around” Alexa startup animation to dupe people into granting unauthorized access to systems.  Of course, these are only allegations and you’ll need to monitor the docket to see what answer, if any, the Defendants offer as the matter progresses. But this is one hell of a […]