In re the Parentage of: Marnita Frazier
John Corbin, De Facto Parent
Patricia Reimen, Biological Mother, Edward
Frazier, Biological Father
Patricia Novotny/James Shipman
Catherine Wright Smith/Valerie Villacin
Edward Frazier (Pro Se)
SYNOPSIS: Does the de facto parent doctrine extend to step parents?
Case No. 2 - 80644-6
Geoffrey S. Ames, M.D.
Washington State Health Department Medical Quality Health Assurance Commission
S. Kim O'Neal/Tracy Bahm
SYNOPSIS: Should expert witness testimony be required when a medical review board consisting of both medical professionals and public members convenes for disciplinary action against a physician?
Case No. 3 - 81049-4
Kelly L. Shafer
Department of Labor and Industries of Â the State of Washington
Philip Talmadge/Sidney Tribe
& Jennifer Cross-Euteneier
John Wasberg/Jay Geck
SYNOPSIS: Whether a closure order sent to Shafer closing her worker's compensation claim is sufficient to make her claim final for purposes of appeal even though Shafer's attending physician did not receive a copy of the closure order.
Case No. 4 - 82551-3
SEIU Healthcare 775NW
Governor Christine Gregoire
Dmitri Iglitzin/Robert Lavitt/Judith Krebs
Stewart Johnston/Maureen Hart
SYNOPSIS: Petitioner argues that the Governor has a mandatory statutory duty to submit a budget request to the legislature for implementation of arbitrated compensation and benefit provisions in their collective bargaining agreements.
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