Washington

Government Law

Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law gets green light; SCOTUS declines to hear challenge

Opening Statements

Seattle lawyer unwittingly acquires rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot’s cellphone number

Privacy Law

Law authorizing garbage inspections for composting scofflaws violates privacy rights, judge rules

Internet Law

Judge says Amazon must refund parents for in-app purchases made by children

Criminal Justice

Judge reverses conviction of man who shot neighbor outside home, says prosecutor misstated the law

American Bar Association

ABA backs proposal to eliminate questions about mental health history for Washington bar applicants

Criminal Justice

Lawyer, a Harvard law grad, gets house arrest after he is convicted of theft and barratry

Cybersecurity

Accused Russian hacker’s laptop was accessed without US search warrant, suppression motion says

Immigration Law

Immigration judge said some 4-year-olds don’t need lawyers in deportation cases, ACLU lawyer claims

Legal Ethics

Judge sanctions lawyers $32K for ‘intentionally misleading conduct’ in settlement negotiations

Government Law

Seattle mayor OKs ‘safe lots’ where those living in vehicles can park them

Criminal Justice

Inmate released early due to computer glitch is charged with vehicular homicide

Criminal Justice

Software error led to early release of more than 3,000 inmates; there was no fix despite 2012 notice

Legal Ethics

Washington State Bar suspends some ethics opinions because of antitrust concerns

Privacy Law

Videos from police probe of bikini baristas are subject to open records law, judge rules

White-Collar Crime

Federal judge blasts DOJ for seizing $908K in client funds from law firm trust account

Criminal Justice

Barefoot Bandit can’t profit from crime spree but studio pays $1M restitution to tell his life story

Law Schools

Law school offered buyouts to all its tenured faculty

Bar Associations

Board members quit, blast Washington State Bar in fight over UPL, legal technicians

Trials & Litigation

Public defender suit says she was terrorized by serial stalker assigned as a client