Washington

537 ABA Journal Washington articles.

Court Voids Class-Action Ban

Cingular Wireless raised the bar too high when it banned class actions in its standard subscriber contracts, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled.

The provision is unconscionable and cannot be…

$160,000 to Start in NYC—and Seattle

An intellectual property boutique has raised its starting pay in Seattle to $160,000, matching the salary its first-years earn in New York City.

The move by Darby & Darby is…

At this Prosecutor’s Office, a Furry Soft Spot for Kids

Unconditional love, sad to say, isn’t what brings children to the offices of the King County Special Assault Unit.

AG Meets With Slain Prosecutor’s Family

During a visit to Seattle, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met today with the family of a federal prosecutor shot and killed by an unknown sniper five years ago as…

New Site Will Rate Lawyers

A Seattle-based startup company is launching a Web site to help consumers find lawyers.

The new company, Avvo, will rate listed lawyers on a 1-to-10 scale and post consumer comments,…

Wash. Ruling Limits Capital Factors

A Washington Supreme Court ruling could limit death penalty prosecutions in the state.

Yesterday the court limited the circumstances in which aggravating factors can be applied in murder cases, according…

Arguments Today in Civil Gideon Case

The Washington Supreme Court will hear an appeal today that contends an indigent divorce litigant who lost custody of her children was entitled to a free attorney.

Brenda Leone King…

Betting on Their Future

Flush With Casino Cash, American Indians Are Laying the Creative Legal Groundwork for New Ventures

When Clinical Trials Fail

Case Favoring Cancer Research Center May Be First of Many in Brave New World




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