Washington

Trials & Litigation

Man arrested and jailed for using golf club as a cane files civil rights suit

Privacy Law

Should cops’ body cam footage be made public? Lawmakers and police chiefs consider the issues

Celebrities

Sons charged with stealing from best-selling true-crime author Ann Rule

Criminal Justice

Lawyer accused of stealing from his Washington law firm wasn’t licensed in state, prosecutors say

Legal Ethics

Legal technicians may partly own law firms in this state; is ban to nonlawyer ownership crumbling?

Intellectual Property Law

Amazon sues over claimed fake reviews posted on its site

Real Estate & Property Law

One year after massive mudslide, owners of destroyed homes still trying to resolve mortgage issues

Bar Associations

Will California be the next state to allow legal technicians? Bar group calls for pilot program

Criminal Justice

Bail set at $2M for man accused of driving to mental hospital with girlfriend’s body in his vehicle

Court Security

Marshals arrest open-carry advocate carrying rifle outside courthouse

Criminal Justice

Fatal police shooting of rock thrower spurs multiple probes

Animal Law

Family faces $500K default judgment for alleged ‘howling and explosively barking’ dog

Health Law

Mom accused of faking medical problems to get unneeded treatment for her children takes plea deal

Consumer Law

Florist who refused flowers for same-sex wedding can be held personally liable for her actions

Features

Washington state moves around UPL, using legal technicians to help close the justice gap

Judiciary

Washington state lawmakers won’t hear state of the judiciary speech; was ruling the reason?

Evidence

Graffiti suspect may have tagged from Seattle to Southern California, police say

Media & Communications Law

Police put brakes on body-camera plan, citing records request; earlier dashcam suits were costly

Labor & Employment

Cleaning worker who got new job with $3-an-hour pay raise faces possible suit over noncompete pact

Criminal Justice

FBI director: Agent’s fake claim to be AP reporter ‘appropriate’; news agency outraged