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The Judge-Made Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations for Minors is Wrong

by Bob Nylander Copyright Robert G. Nylander, Cutler Nylander & Hayton, P.S., 2001-2010 “In Washington, wrongful death actions are strictly creatures of statute.” Atchison v. Great W. Malting Co., 161 Wn. 2d 372, 376, 166 P.3d 662, 664 (2007). “Only after examining the weighty considerations that underlie the stare decisis doctrine, which has at its core the need for predictability…

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General Mediation Requirements

For Phil Cutler WHAT WHEN Pre-Mediation Settlement Conference Before mediation conference Counsel for the parties (or the parties themselves) should meet at least once prior to the mediation and engage in a good faith attempt to negotiate a settlement of the action. Unless the parties have attempted to settle their dispute on their own, a significant amount of time is…

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