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6
Apr

Stricter Health Dept. Rule Hikes Cost for New Walk-in Surgery Centers

Surgeon hand in a green latex glove is holding C-notes.
Previously overlooked legal rules could raise costs for physicians seeking to establish or expand small outpatient surgery centers.

A gloved surgeon hand holding C-notes.New enforcement of previously overlooked legal requirements could significantly raise costs for physicians seeking to establish or expand small outpatient surgery centers. The Washington State Department of Health recently limited exemptions in its Certificate of Need Program, which regulates how health care providers can build or expand facilities and offer new services. Read more »

23
Mar

Court of Appeals Interprets ‘Proceeds’ Attached by Attorney Lien in Dissolution Case

Gavel and Benjamins

Division I of the Washington Court of Appeals recently interpreted the term “proceeds” to which an attorney lien attached in a dissolution case. Matter of Marriage of Shulikov, 2017 WL 3476783 (Wn. App. Aug. 14, 2017) (unpublished), involved a dissolution case that had settled in trial court. The resolution involved payments of maintenance and child support by the husband to the wife and a separate property settlement under which the husband made monthly payments to the wife for her share of the couple’s business. The wife’s attorney withdrew following the resolution and filed a lien for fees. In light of the lien, the husband paid the amounts due under the property settlement into the court. Represented by new counsel, the wife challenged her former lawyer’s lien over the funds the husband had deposited into the court.

The trial court concluded that the funds involved were not subject to the lien. The Court of Appeals, however, concluded that the property settlement funds were “proceeds” capable of being attached by the lien and reversed.

Gavel and BenjaminsDivision I of the Washington Court of Appeals recently interpreted the term “proceeds” to which an attorney lien attached in a dissolution case. Matter of Marriage of Shulikov, 2017 WL 3476783 (Wn. App. Aug. 14, 2017) (unpublished), involved a dissolution case that had settled in trial court. The resolution involved payments of maintenance and child support by the husband to the wife and a separate property settlement under which the husband made monthly payments to the wife for her share of the couple’s business. The wife’s attorney withdrew following the resolution and filed a lien for fees. In light of the lien, the husband paid the amounts due under the property settlement into the court. Represented by new counsel, the wife challenged her former lawyer’s lien over the funds the husband had deposited into the court.

The trial court concluded that the funds involved were not subject to the lien. The Court of Appeals, however, concluded that the property settlement funds were “proceeds” capable of being attached by the lien and reversed. Read more »

5
Feb

The Paper Chase: Going Green in the Legal Field

Ecology balance - 3d illustration with ecology icons on grey wooden background.
This blog post is a reprint of the winning entry in the WSBA Business Law Section’s Green Writing Contest for law school students.

Ecology balance - 3d illustration with ecology icons on grey wooden background.This blog post is a reprint of the winning entry in the WSBA Business Law Section’s Green Writing Contest for law school students. The author, Greg Simpson, is in his final year at the Seattle University School of Law. His essay first appeared in the section’s fall newsletter. Read more »

5
Dec

FSBO: Win-Win for Consumers and Attorneys

Little girl selling her playhouse
There is value in a diverse new client funnel. Fundamental changes in technology have created new opportunities for lawyers.

Little girl selling her playhouseThere is value in a diverse new client funnel. Fundamental changes in technology have created new opportunities for lawyers. There may be no better example than real estate. It starts with FSBO – For Sale by Owner.
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21
Nov

Tips for Deposing Adverse Experts

Chess
So you’re deposing an adverse expert witness. You can weaken the impact of this expert with thorough preparation and an effective strategy.

ChessSo you’re going to depose an adverse expert witness. No problem.

Whatever type of case you’re litigating, you can weaken the impact of this expert with thorough preparation and an effective strategy. You might even be able to neutralize the expert entirely. Read more »