May 25, 2019

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Washington Supreme Court Limits Sentencing for Teens Convicted of Murder

The Washington Supreme Court recently ruled in 5-4 decision that trial judges may not impose a minimum term of life in prison without the possibility of release for 16- and 17-year-olds convicted of aggravated murder. Washington Supreme Court Justice … [Read more...]

Pedestrian and Bicycle Deaths in Washington

In 2000, Washington State launched Target Zero, a strategic plan to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030. But the number of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths has grown significantly in the last four years from 60 in 2013, to 122 in … [Read more...]

Seattle Passes Progressive Tax on Large Businesses

Last month, the Seattle City Council passed a head tax on businesses making over $20 million in revenue. All nine members of the council voted for the measure, which will impose a tax of $275 per employee at companies like Starbucks and Amazon. The … [Read more...]

Washington Alcohol Laws

The law regarding when you can and cannot purchase and sell beer, wine and liquor in Washington is the most cut and dry law in all fifty states. In Washington, you can sell and purchase beer, wine and liquor in grocery and liquor stores from 6:00 … [Read more...]

Washington State Statutes of Limitations for Civil Cases

If you live in Washington state and have been injured or you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. In that situation, an experienced Washington personal injury will fight for you right to … [Read more...]

Washington Dairy Workers Sue for Overtime Pay

In Washington, two dairy workers are leading a class-action lawsuit against the state claiming that exemption from overtime pay and other benefits violates the workers’ constitutional rights. Patricia Aquilar and her coworker, Jose Martinez, both … [Read more...]

Seattle Jury Returns Major Verdict for Whistleblowing Cops

A Seattle jury has found that the city’s chief of police retaliated against two whistleblowing police officers under her authority, and awarded the whistleblowers $2.8 million in damages. Overtime Assignment in Dispute The case involved an … [Read more...]