Eviction Likely When Tenants Lack Legal Representation - My Take on Housing Public Policy

October 7, 2019

Eric Tegethoff, Public News Service - WA

SEATTLE — Most renters facing eviction lack access to legal counsel, and because of that, are set up to fail, says a new analysis.

Seattle attorney Andrew Ackley said even with favorable state laws on their side, renters still struggle to afford representation in Washington.

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Why Vaping Disease Has Me So Mad

In high school and college, I was often unbearably bored. I was bored in ways I didn’t understand or appreciate. And certainly I didn’t understand the meaning of boredom or the importance of being “present.” But because of my boredom I did things that in hindsight I wish I hadn’t done, the tamest of which was thinking it was cool to wear an AC Slater chain with a Dylan McKay earring and haircut. Vaping would have been pretty tame for me too, at age 20.

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When you realize you can't protect your kids from everything...

I am at the park with my kids on an unusually chilly July morning. This park is AWESOME. It has a zip line, really big slides and—ok, I’m just the parent.

It’s mid-morning and I hear a pop-pop-pop off in the distance. I think to myself, leftover Fourth of July fireworks. But a part of me wonders—if I were a teenager, would I be up and setting off fireworks on some random morning?

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Washington might finally change its appalling racist wrongful death law

Because HaRam Kim was a single adult with no children, just starting her life in college, and because her parents did not live in the United States, the loss of her as a person is worth nothing under current Washington law. In contrast, the sons of Claudia Derschmidt, killed on the same bus and in the same crash, could make a claim for the loss of their mother.

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Excluding Defense Experts Wickizer and Partin, By Andrew Ackley and Garth Jones

By Andrew Ackley and Garth L. Jones

Published in the July/August edition of WSAJ Trial News.

For years, plaintiffs’ attorneys have routinely asked their opponents to admit the reasonableness of the amounts billed for an injured party’s medical and household expenses. And for years, the defense bar has routinely admitted such bills, unless there was a specific problem with a bill that warranted a denial or an objection.

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