There is a common law doctrine that local governments are generally liable for injuries sustained on their property in the same way a private landowner would be liable. The level of liability and duty was dependent on the plaintiff’s status as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. In 1966, the ‘invitee’ status was expanded to include […]

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The Washington State Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in a Lewis County case, entitled Hardel v. Lewis County (August 25, 2022). This case concerned the proper venue to challenge the value assessed by the county assessor. Property taxes are based on the assessed value of property as determined by county assessors. RCW 84.40.030; Weyerhaeuser […]

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