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Civil Litigation

Wrongful Termination (Employment)

If your termination of employment was illegal or came under unfair circumstances in which you were harassed, discriminated and/or retaliated against, then your situation may be a wrongful termination. The first question to ask yourself is whether the firing was legal or illegal. Washington state follows the doctrine of “at-will employment,” which means that either …

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Promissory Note

A promissory note is a written promise by one party to pay another party (lender and borrower) a sum of money either on demand or at a later date. This legal document declares that the borrower will repay the lender a specific amount of money in an agreed set timeframe, which often include interest. Promissory …

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Landlords Beware

Did you know that you can face significant financial consequences from denying a residential application for occupancy from a potential tenant due to their participation in social welfare benefits? It’s true. Even if you are not aware of the law, you can still be held liable to pay the potential tenant a significant amount of …

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HOA – Liens

The purpose of an HOA is to maintain the properties’ values through enforcing the community’s promises to the homeowners and maintaining the common areas. HOA’s have a responsibility to preserve your community, protect its value and to protect your home. Annual fees paid on behalf of the homeowners go toward this maintenance of the common …

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A contract is defined as a set of promises or promise for the breach of which the law gives a remedy, or the performance of which the law in some way recognizes a duty. In order to enter into a legally enforceable contract, you must be 18 years or older, have the mental capacity to have …

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Unfortunately, it is a common occurrence that homeowners and contractors do not enter into formal written agreements and oftentimes both rely on a bid or an invoice. Although commonplace, this has led to many lawsuits by either the homeowner or contractor over misunderstandings that could have been resolved had the parties written out their expectations …

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