State of Washington,
Ricko Fernandez Easterling
SYNOPSIS: Is Easterling entitled to have his conviction reversed and a new trial awarded because the trial court improperly closed a courtroom during consideration of a codefendant’s pre-trial motions to sever the joint trial and to dismiss the criminal charge?
Case No. 2 – 76590-1
Board of Appeals and the Department of Social and Health Services
SYNOPSIS: Whether the suspension of a father’s commercial driver’s license due to his failure to pay child support payments for his son violated the father’s due process rights.
Case No. 3 – 76595-2
Chuong Van Pham, and Heliodoro Lara,
The City of Seattle, Seattle City Light
John Sheridan/Gregory Wolk
Frederick Wollett/Kathleen O'Hanlon
SYNOPSIS: City of Seattle discriminated against Pham and Lara. Are they entitled to a supplemental judgment to offset the federal income tax consequences of emotional distress damages awarded by the jury?
Case No. 4 – 76696-7
Tami Davis, as personal representative of the Estate of Alan Davis, deceased,
Baugh Industrial Contractors, Inc., et al.
Philip Talmadge/Emmelyn Hart-Biberfeld
Francis Floyd/Sean Moore
Frank Steinmark/Tracy Duany
Randall Steichen/Brendan Peters
SYNOPSIS: Under the common-law rule of completion and acceptance a contractor’s liability for negligent acts is extinguished when construction work has been completed and accepted by the owner. The Court must decide whether to recognize a new exception to the rule.
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