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Summary Sixteen-year-old Allen Harris fatally suffered a sudden cardiac arrest during a summer football conditioning workout at Federal Way High School (“FWHS”). Allen’s parents Dinitia and Roderick Harris, individually and on behalf of the estate (“Estate”), sued the Federal Way Public School District (“District”).  The Estate alleged, in part, that the District owed an enhanced… Read the full article…

On March 1, 2022, Division II of the Washington Court of Appeals issued its decision in Virgil Mihaila v. Ronald and Hendriekje Troth, holding that a genuine issue of material fact existed whether the Troths should have anticipated some harm to Mihaila, an invitee, even though the dangerous condition on their property was known and… Read the full article…

HWS is pleased to announce that on February 16, 2022, Senior Associate Attorney Robert Parker will be presenting to the Portland chapter of the American Society of Journalists and Authors by Zoom. He will be providing authors and other content creators a roadmap through intellectual property and copyright laws to help them understand their legal… Read the full article…

HWS is pleased to announce that Robert Parker has been promoted to Senior Associate!  Robert has worked in our Portland office for the last two years handling a wide variety of cases ranging from complex civil litigation to trade practices.  Please join us in wishing a well-deserved congratulations to Robert!

Washington’s Supreme Court recently issued a decision in Gerlach v. The Cove Apartments, LLC, 196 Wn.2d 111, 471 P.3d 181 (2020), affirming that a plaintiff’s blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) was only minimally relevant and excluded it pursuant to ER 403 because the plaintiff admitted intoxication.



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