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Couple at center of alleged PTSD attack denied damages over former defense attorneys’ alleged conflict

In Arden v. Forsberg & Umlauf P.S., the Washington State Supreme Court rejected the insureds’ attempt to collect damages for breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice from their former insurance defense counsel.

Wash. SC rules man's injuries were occupational

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has ruled against a company that challenged whether a former employee's lower back injuries were the result of his occupation.

Wash. Supreme Court sides with Seattle in landmark ordinance case against UW

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The University of Washington must follow the city of Seattle’s landmark law, according to a ruling by the Washington state Supreme Court.

Coach, school to face Wash. concussion law claims after player's death

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A Washington football coach must face claims from the family of a player who died after suffering head injuries, as a result of a July 6 ruling by the state Supreme Court.

Advance Registered Nurse Practitioners can offer expert testimony in Wash. med-mal cases

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that medical malpractice litigants can offer the expert testimony of advanced registered nurse practitioners.

Wash. Supreme Court allows for punitive damages in unseaworthiness case

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s decision in the case of an American Seafoods worker who was injured on a company trawler and is now seeking punitive damages.

Wash. SC: Cancer patient can be blamed for refusing follow-up appointment

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newline) – The Washington Supreme Court is allowing medical defendants sued over the amputation of a patient's leg to argue the patient bears some of the blame, too. 

Wash. SC: Medical device manufacturers have duty to warn hospitals, too

The court majority, in its Feb. 9 opinion, said hospitals need these warnings to credential the operating physicians and to provide optimal care for patients.