Washington

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

Criminal Justice

Prisoners benefited from yoga and parenting classes, study finds

Labor & Employment

Ex-prosecutor sues, says she was treated differently and paid less than men in US Attorney’s office

Internet Law

Amazon sues 1,114 John Does over alleged fake review offers targeted to its site

Trials & Litigation

ACLU sues 2 psychologists who ‘designed the torture methods’ used by CIA

Constitutional Law

County’s judges and public defenders are sued over alleged inadequate representation

Constitutional Law

ACLU lawsuit says county is jailing people who can’t afford to pay fines

Criminal Justice

Prosecutors won’t bring charges for ‘raucous’ bar association party

White-Collar Crime

$70K in drug-court vouchers were given to nonparticipants by county employee, state audit says

Internet Law

Federal law may not shield Backpage.com in suit by trafficked girls, state supreme court says

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is suspended for courtroom disruptions, claim that marshal tripped her