Whatcom County Fire District No. 21
Whatcom County, a municipal corporation, et al.
Philip Talmadge/Jonathan Sitkin
Karen Frakes/Philip Buri/Thomas Greenan
SYNOPSIS: Did Whatcom County err when it issued development permits without letters from Whatcom County Fire District 21 stating that adequate services would be available to serve the developments?
Case No. 2 – 83768-6
Teletech Customer Care Management (Colorado) L.L.C.
Michael Subit/Jillian Cutler
James Shore /Molly Daily
SYNOPSIS: Does the Medical Use of Marijuana Act or Washington State public policy prohibit an employer from discharging an employee based on her use of medical marijuana?
Case No. 3 – 83219-6
In re the Personal Restraint Petition of
Eric Nielsen/David Koch/Jennifer Sweigert
SYNOPSIS: Raymond Martinez was arrested at the scene of a burglary with an empty sheath on his belt, and his knife was found nearby. Did the jury have sufficient evidence to convict Mr. Martinez of first degree burglary on the basis that he was armed with a deadly weapon?
Case No. 4 – 84307-4
State of Washington
Arthur C. Russell
SYNOPSIS: Russell appeals his conviction because the trial court failed to give a jury instruction regarding the limited purpose for which evidence of his prior bad acts was admitted. The Supreme Court must decide whether the trial court was required to give the limiting instruction even though Russell never requested it during the trial.
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