State of Washington Court of Appeals News

Washington court upholds denial of arbitration in wage dispute suit against Quality Food Centers

By Erianne Leatherman | Mar 27, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A Washington court of appeals has sided with a trial court in its decision to deny a motion to compel arbitration made by a supermarket chain in a class action lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging underpayment of wages.

Former Gonzaga employee who complained about lack of padding on basketball court can't sue for wrongful termination, court rules

By John Severance | Oct 10, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a man who claims he was wrongfully terminated by Gonzaga University was upheld by the Washington Court of Appeals in an opinion that was released Sept. 7.

Jones Act claim not precluded by LHWCA settlement, Washington court decides

By Sara McCleary | Oct 3, 2017

A Washington appellate court has reversed a superior court’s decision in a case questioning whether a man with a settled claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) can pursue new claims under the Jones Act.

Wash. state appeals court finds for veterinarian in lawsuit brought over dog’s euthanization

By Jessica Karmasek | May 1, 2017

The Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 3, in its slip opinion published March 21, affirmed the denial of the dog owner’s emotional distress damages.

Wash. state appeals court mostly affirms ruling in class action against armored vehicle company

By Jessica Karmasek | May 1, 2017

However, in its March decision, the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 1, reversed a trial court’s award of double damages for meal period violations and its award of prejudgment interest on rest break damages.

Appellate court upholds summary judgment in wrongful death case of Jehovah's Witness patient

By S. Laney Griffo | Apr 20, 2017

A Washington state appellate court denied an appeal of summary judgment in a woman’s medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit.

Appellate court reverses dismissal of wrongful death case against GE

By Sara McCleary | Apr 19, 2017

Washington state’s Court of Appeals this month reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a wrongful death case.

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