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UCC Fundamentals – A Guide to Article 2 (Sales) 

Washington State Litigation Lawyer Todd J. Cook and Licensed Legal Intern Andrew J. Tingstad | 3/13/2024
Part 1: Introduction to Article 2 The Uniform Commercial Code, or “UCC”, provides uniform laws on a variety of subjects which are broken down into nine “Articles.” This post is the first installment in a new series focusing on UCC Article 2 – the sale of goods. Every jurisdiction in the United States has adopted… Read More

Agricultural Litigation: Washington’s Right to Farm Act

Washington State Litigation Lawyer J Patrick Diener | 2/22/2024
Washington is an agricultural state, with 34% of its land used as farmland (that is approximately 14.7 million acres).  Agribusiness contributes 13% of the state’s economy and contributes $51 billion to Washington’s annual GDP.  If you live in Washington, chances are you’re either involved in the agriculture industry or you know someone who is.  Urban… Read More

How to Claim Payment without an Express Contract

Washington State Business and Real Estate Law Lawyer Babak Shamsi | 1/29/2024
Often times, people assume that only a contract, either written or oral, can necessitate compensation for services provided. Indeed, it bears stating explicitly that parties should enter into a written contract when engaging in the exchange of payment for the provision of services. Failing to outline in detail the terms of a contract can lead to… Read More

Adverse Possession And The Burden Of Persuasion

Washington State Litigation Lawyer Andrew M. McKenzie | 1/16/2024
Lawyers and laypersons alike are prone to self-bias.  We tend to believe in our own case, and this righteous indignation can sometimes create blind spots.  Most commonly, these blind spots include failure to appreciate evidence and arguments advanced by the opposition.  Failure to accurately gauge risk leads to poor decisions in disputes, including missed settlement… Read More

No Lender Liability For Alleged Inflated Appraisal

Washington State Litigation Lawyer Andrew M. McKenzie | 12/1/2023
Especially since the Great Recession, distressed borrowers have felt the need to get creative in coming up with theories to avoid foreclosure.  Borrower desperation sometimes inspires borrowers to project blame on the lender for poor underwriting practices.  To paraphrase the arguments of some borrowers, “If my lender had been more careful, I wouldn’t have borrowed… Read More