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Washington adopts Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act

Washington adopts Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act

This year, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 1088, which adopted the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act (UFLAA), a statutory scheme for the arbitration of family law disputes. Many UFLAA provisions are similar to the Washington Uniform Arbitration Act, with...

New crime created for counterfeit pill machines

New crime created for counterfeit pill machines

On April 13, 2023, Governor Jay Inslee signed ESB 1209, which creates a new crime is related to the use of tableting and encapsulating machines in connection with controlled substances. Under the new law, it is a class C felony, punishable by up to five years in...

Getting hurt at work by a third-party is complicated.

Getting hurt at work by a third-party is complicated.

Generally, employees injured at work may not sue their employer or other employees outside of the Workers' Compensation system. However, the right of an injured worker or their beneficiary to seek damages against a responsible third party is an exception. Hiring a...

Can I sue my employer after a workplace injury?

Can I sue my employer after a workplace injury?

Navigating the workers' compensation system after a workplace injury can be confusing and stressful. Many workers ask our Attorneys at Althauser Rayan Abbarno whether they can sue their employer. Here is the answer . . . Negligent Act Vs. Intentional Act You cannot...

Automobile Collision? Let your car tell the story!

Automobile Collision? Let your car tell the story!

When it comes to proving your side of a case, you expect those representing you will use everything in their power to create a compelling story. The more quality evidence you collect, the better your car accident case. Today, technology has given us ways to know what...

Traffic Collisions Remain High in Washington State

Traffic Collisions Remain High in Washington State

This year through April 2024, the Washington State Department of Transportation reports: 182 fatalities 718 serious injuries 593 minor injuries 7,587 total car accidents. As the weather gets warmer, schools release for summer break, and family vacations begin, the...

Can a creditor take your Workers’ Compensation Benefit?

Can a creditor take your Workers’ Compensation Benefit?

The Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorneys want you to know about changes to creditor-debtor law that could exempt your property from collections, including workers' compensation awards and benefits. Background A creditor may seek enforcement of a debt owed by a debtor...

Washington DUI laws see more changes

Washington DUI laws see more changes

Rarely does a year go by in which the Washington state Legislature does not change the laws on how driving under the influence (DUI) is charged and prosecuted. The 2024 legislative session was no different. The Legislature recently passed, and the governor is expected...

Reporting a workplace injury to employers

Reporting a workplace injury to employers

Seeking medical attention and telling your employer immediately after a workplace injury are very important. Employers need to be familiar with the situation when the L&I paperwork arrives so that they can help you plan your return to work. What to expect from...