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LISTEN NOW - The Briefing! Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In this week's episode, Justin Wickizer, Director of Legal Operations, discusses Smith Freed Eberhard's latest Legal Alert, ".... Listen on…
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Sunday June 6, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Podcast
Don’t Just WISHA that Your Evidence Will Speak for Itself: Washington Court of Appeals Dismisses the Need to Re-Weigh the Value of Substantial Evidence - The Briefing Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and…
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Thursday May 27, 2021 By: Gordon Klug
Legal Alert
Listen to our Legal Alerts on the following platforms: Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on SoundCloud From the desk of Gordon C. Klug: To prevail on a claim of wrongful citation for violation of regulations under Washington’s Industrial Safety and Health Act of 1973 (“WISHA”), ch. 49.17.73 RCW, a plaintiff must provide substantial evidence that is sufficient…
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Tuesday May 25, 2021 By: Gordon Klug
Podcast
LISTEN ON ANCHOR, ITUNES OR SOUNDCLOUD TO THE BRIEFING Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In the first episode, Justin Wickizer, Director of Legal Operations, discusses Smith Freed Eberhard's latest Legal…
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Friday May 21, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Podcast
SFE LEGAL ALERT PODCAST - THE BRIEFING Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In the first episode, Justin Wickizer, Director of Legal Operations, discusses Smith Freed Eberhard's latest Legal Alert, "Hospitals…
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Friday May 21, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Podcast
Pit Bull Attack: Is Landlord Liable for Dog Bite on Leased Property? - The Briefing Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In this week's episode, Justin Wickizer, Director of Legal Operations,…
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Thursday May 13, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert
Listen to our Legal Alerts on the following platforms: Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on SoundCloud From the desk of Jeff Eberhard: The Washington Supreme Court granted direct review (i.e., bypassing the court of appeals) on a claim of injury due to a pit bull. There were concerns this case might be the court’s opportunity to rewrite…
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Monday May 10, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard
Podcast
Do Hospitals Owe a Duty to Protect Others Against Violence of a One-Time Patient? - The Briefing Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In the first episode, Justin Wickizer, Director of…
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Thursday May 6, 2021 By: Brian Schiewe
Legal Alert
Listen to our Legal Alerts on the following platforms: Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on SoundCloud From the desk of Brian Schiewe: In Washington, a person usually does not have a duty to control another’s behavior. There are few scenarios where someone can be found liable for another individual harming a third party. One of those scenarios…
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Monday April 19, 2021 By: Brian Schiewe
Webinar
Smith Freed Eberhard partners Kyle Riley and Gordon Klug discuss significant cases of the past year in Washington, with a focus on commercial lines claims management. Why Watch This Webinar? This webinar is designed for claims professionals and provides a basic overview of significant cases over the last year and their impact on commercial lines claims management. This webinar will prepare…
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Friday April 2, 2021 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert
From the desk of Tom McCurdy: Last year the Washington Court of Appeals issued an opinion that addressed when a school district can be held liable for the injury or death of its students. The school district petitioned the Washington Supreme Court for review in hopes that the court would find that the school district’s conduct was not the cause…
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Tuesday March 30, 2021 By: Thomas McCurdy
Legal Alert
From the desk of Gordon C. Klug: Washington has recognized a cause of action for tortious interference with a dead body for over 100 years. This tort allows plaintiffs to pursue compensation for the emotional distress they suffer after learning that their loved ones’ remains were mistreated. Washington never clarified WHO can bring this type of lawsuit . . .…
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Tuesday March 30, 2021 By: Gordon Klug
Legal Alert
From the desk of Thomas McCurdy: Washington provides a complete defense for personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits when the person injured (or killed) was committing a felony at the time of injury. But to be provided this defense, must the injured person be convicted of, or at least admit to, committing the felony? And if not, what exactly does…
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Wednesday March 17, 2021 By: Thomas McCurdy
Legal Alert
From the desk of Kyle Riley:  To prevail on a private claim under Washington’s Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”), a plaintiff must establish that a company engaged in an unfair or deceptive act or practice. At times, lower courts in Washington have read a materiality requirement into this, which makes the plaintiff’s ability to prevail more difficult. In this opinion, the…
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Wednesday March 10, 2021 By: Kyle Riley
Webinar
Smith Freed Eberhard partners Josh Hayward and Melanie Rose discuss significant cases of the past year in Washington, with a focus on Personal Lines claims management. Why Watch This Webinar? This webinar is designed for claims professionals and provides a basic overview of significant cases over the last year and their impact on Personal Lines claims management. This webinar will prepare you…
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Friday January 29, 2021 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert
From the desk of Josh Hayward: Last year, the Washington Court of Appeals held that bicyclists were not considered pedestrians in the context of PIP coverage, because the plain meaning of the word “pedestrian” does not include cyclists. The Washington Supreme Court just re-examined the issue. What exactly did the court decide? And how did it arrive at this conclusion?…
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Wednesday January 20, 2021 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert
From the desk of Ashley Nagrodski: Washington has a recreational use immunity statute that shields landowners from liability for injuries that occur on their property. However, there is an exception to this immunity which means a qualifying defendant may still face liability. What exactly is required to come within the protection of this statute? Read on to find out. Claims…
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Thursday January 7, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
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