Section: Summer 2022
Silenced No More in Washington
Non-disclosure and non-disparagement clauses were often effective in keeping facts of workplace misconduct safe. As of June 9, 2022, the Silenced No More Act (“Act”) prohibits these types of clauses from being used to block employees from speaking out about prohibited acts of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, sexual assault, and wage-theft in the workplace.
Admissibility Considerations of Neuroimaging and Advanced Neurovascular Imaging In Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
TBI cases are classified as mild, moderate, or severe, with structural injuries to the brain varying on a case-by-case basis, the severity of which may result in short-term or long-term conditions such as headaches, reduced cognitive function, sleep disorders, and other emotional and mental difficulties.
Saralegui Blanco v. Hernandez, et al. – Re-Affirming Limited Landlord Liability for Dog Bites
In many other jurisdictions dog bite plaintiffs have been able to access the deeper pockets of landlords, in addition to their renters, using premise liability theories.
5 Things Attorneys Won’t Tell You When Attending Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programming
The focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will continue to be a hot topic in the legal profession in the years to come. More and more law firms nationally are committing to real action towards DEI.
The 2022 WDTL Annual Meeting & Convention Was a Success!
Ask And *I Shall Receive: How To Use Plaintiffs’ Demand Letters To Your Advantage
Opposing counsel’s discovery responses were overdue—as opposing counsel’s discovery responses often are—and so there I was, waiting above all for plaintiff’s response to “Interrogatory 28” and to my accompanying RCW 4.28.360 Request for Statement of Damages that was more-or-less identical in substance.
The Future of Washington’s Roads – Regulatory and Liability Developments Arising from the Introduction of Autonomous Vehicles
As manufacturers pour billions of dollars into this technology, the legal field will need to adapt to the changing regulatory and liability environment that is sure to follow.
Another Successful Back-to-School Drive Supporting Youth in Foster Care
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) continued to show its ongoing commitment to Treehouse’s annual back-to-school drive through a combined conventional format (i.e., collecting donations of backpacks and school supplies) and virtual format (i.e., cash donations through Treehouse’s website).
Welcome New WDTL Members!
Vehicle Infotainment Forensics: It’s About More Than Accidents
With new technologies developed for vehicle infotainment systems, principally by the BERLA Corporation, digital forensic experts can access digital evidence from many of today's vehicles.
Defense Win! - Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S.
Defense Win! - Holt Woods & Scisciani LLP
Defense Win! - Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.