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With Washington victory, the 'necessity defense' for environmental protesters is gathering steam

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 15, 2019

A Washington appeals court’s decision to overturn the conviction of a man who claims he had no choice but to break into a pipeline facility to save the planet from global warming represents the most important endorsement yet of a legal strategy that once was considered impossible.

Environmental activist's conviction overturned; He claims it was a 'necessity' to shut down oil pipeline

By Rich Peters | Apr 12, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The state of Washington Court of Appeals this week overturned the conviction of activist Ken Ward, citing the denial of his Sixth Amendment right to present the “necessity defense” to a jury of his peers.

Washington court orders new trial in dispute over customer list allegedly used by car salesman

By Chandra Lye | Jan 8, 2019

SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeals for the state of Washington has overturned a lower court decision in a case over allegations of misuse of trade secrets, stating that the trial court erred and that a new trial is needed.

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