Category: Issue 2, Volume 19

Criminal Law: Insanity Defense

The Washington Supreme Court held prospectively in State v. Crenshaw that a trial court should not include in its jury instruction a definition of “wrong” under the M’Naghten test for … Read More

Evidence: Rape Shield Statutes

In State v. Hudlow, the Washington State Supreme Court interpreted Washington State’s rape shield statute to grant a trial court the discretion to exclude prior sexual conduct evidence that is … Read More

Civil Liability: Settlement

In Glover v. Tacoma General Hospital the Washington Supreme Court addressed issues of first impression concerning RCW 4.22 et. seq [hereinafter the Tort Reform Act]. The court held that pursuant … Read More

Attorney Fees in Bankruptcy

In bankruptcy law one of the murkiest, most frequently controverted issues is the awarding of attorneys’ fees. The attorney who learns to apply proper rules of compensation in a bankruptcy … Read More