Blog/Articles – Althauser Rayan Abbarno

Labor Day Weekend: Last Summer ‘hoorah’ will be busy.

Many families press the pause button on back-to-school shopping and preparations for one last family vacation during Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend is expected to be one of the most congested and busy in a long time. The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno...

Washington Car Accident Fatalities Mark 20-Year High

Washington officials are warning drivers to be mindful on the road as a record number of people were killed statewide in crashes last year, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Last year's total of 633 traffic deaths marks a 20-year high and the...

Expect a Busy and Congested Memorial Day Holiday.

Expect a Busy and Congested Memorial Day Holiday.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) released a Memorial Day forecast report and it predicts that this weekend will be the busiest it’s been in three years. The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP share tips for safe travels. This marks the second highest...

You can receive a DUI for being High

Washingtonians can receive a DUI for driving while high, according to a recent Washington state Supreme Court decision that upholds the state's decade-old law regulating marijuana use behind the wheel of a car. All nine justices rejected the argument that a 2017 DUI...

What is a Workers’ Compensation ‘presumption’?

What is a Workers’ Compensation ‘presumption’?

A presumption is a legal concept that shifts the burden of proof in an injury claim from the employee to the employer. The presumption shift generally applies to employees in occupations that present unique work conditions. When an injury is covered by a presumption...

Cyber Stalking becomes Cyber Harassment and a Felony!

Cyber Stalking becomes Cyber Harassment and a Felony!

The Washington State Legislature made some changes to the cyber stalking law by renaming the crime Cyber Harassment and increasing the penalties. According the criminal defense attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno, Cyber Harassment has serious consequences for both...

New Workers’ Compensation law addresses re-opening cases

New Workers’ Compensation law addresses re-opening cases

A new law passed by the Washington State Legislature and signed by Governor Jay Inslee addresses certain unique re-opening situations. House Bill 1902 provides for reopening a workers' compensation claim where the provider fails to submit the application. The...

New Landlord-Tenant Law Addresses Security Deposits and Damage

New Landlord-Tenant Law Addresses Security Deposits and Damage

Washington State House Bill 2064 was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on March 17, 2022 makes changes to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act as it relates to security deposits and damages to the property caused by tenants. The law takes effect 90 days after the...

New Law Restricts Phone Solicitations

New Law Restricts Phone Solicitations

A new law signed by Governor Jay Inslee restricts bothersome telephone solicitations. House Bill 1497 "An Act Relating to Commercial Telephone Solicitations passed the State Senate 47-0 and the State House 90-5 becomes effective in June 2022. What the new law does...