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Continued Uncertainty Regarding Proof of Water Availability Necessary to Obtain a Permit Follows Whatcom County v. Hirst

Posted in Trending News, Washington Legislation
Last October in Whatcom County v. Hirst, the Washington Supreme Court held that each county must ensure that there is an adequate water supply before it approves a project permit. The Hirst decision upset the existing process by which a county would assume an adequate water supply, including for projects served by “permit exempt wells,”… Continue Reading

Non-Payee Indorsement Triggers One-Year Limitations Period, Washington Supreme Court Holds

Posted in Washington Legislation
Banks have long been a favorite target for lawsuits when their customers don’t take basic steps to oversee their employees who later bilk the customer for millions of dollars over the course of untold years. Customers often try to hold the bank liable for some nuance in the fraud, like a bookkeeper who issues company… Continue Reading

Updates and Additions to Washington’s Limited Liability Company Act

Posted in Washington Legislation
By Guest Authors Danielle Hunt and Brenna Dickey The Washington State Legislature has adopted a major overhaul of Washington’s current Limited Liability Company Act (the “Act”). The updated Act is the result of a multi-year effort by the Washington State Bar Association to make the Act more modern, flexible, and user-friendly and to remove or revise… Continue Reading