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Sticks, Stones and Words–Two Police Officers Sue Sawant For Defamation Aug29

Sticks, Stones and Words–Two Police Officers Sue Sawant For Defamation

The law does not follow the children’s rhyme.  Instead, words can hurt just like sticks and stones, and when they do they can lead to lawsuits.  Courts have recognized a person’s reputation does have value and that sometimes words can cause damage to that reputation. Last week, two Seattle police officers involved in a fatal...

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Nurse Wubbels Should Sue — Lawsuits Are Good Because They Internalize Cost Sep05

Nurse Wubbels Should Sue — Lawsuits Are Good Because They Internalize Cost

For many, Alex Wubbels is heroic, because she did the right thing.  She courageously protected a patient’s constitutional rights, even as she was confronted and challenged by police, and wrongfully placed under arrest.  The  of her ordeal spread like wildfire across the internet last week. Now, she should do the right thing ...

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Washington State Sick Leave Starts January 1, 2018 – Are You Ready? Oct02

Washington State Sick Leave Starts January 1, 2018 – Are You Ready?

Are you ready for the new Washington State Sick Leave law, starting on January 1, 2018? For many in Washington State, they will begin receiving paid sick leave for the first time. Washington State's sick leave law is unique in that there is no cap on the number of hours an employee can earn using the 1 hour earned for 40 hours wo...

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