Estate of Barbara J. Nelson
Estate of Sharon M. Bracken
Estate of John T. Toland
Department of Revenue
Douglas Lawrence/Scott Johnson/RoseMary Reed/
Mark Roberts/Luke Thomas/Jessica Skelton
David Hankins/Donald Cofer/Charles Zalesky
SYNOPSIS: The Court must decide whether the remaining value of a QTIP trust created by a spouse who died before the Washington Estate and Transfer Tax Act of 2005 must be included in the second spouse’s Washington estate tax calculation.
Case No. 2 - 84422-4
Donia Townsend, et ux, et al.
The Quadrant Corporation, et al.
Lory Lybeck/Brian Armstrong
Michael Scott/Laurie Chyz/Michael Ewart
SYNOPSIS: This court must decide whether the claims of home purchasers’ children are subject to the arbitration clause of the purchase and sale agreement, whether a court or arbitrator is to determine whether the arbitration clause is procedurally unconscionable, and whether Quadrant’s parent corporations waived arbitration by moving for summary judgment.
Case No. 3 – 84223-0 (consolidated w/84569-7)
State of Washington
Daniel Snapp & Roger Wright
SYNOPSIS: May police conduct a warrantless search of a vehicle incident to arrest of the driver based on a reasonable belief the vehicle contains evidence of the crime for which the driver is arrested?
Case No. 4 – 83731-7
In re the Personal Restraint Petition of
Chad A. Pierce
Harry Williams, IV/Suzanne Elliott/Sarah Dunne/
Nancy Talner/Travis Stearns
SYNOPSIS: The Court will decide whether the Department of Corrections can deduct costs of incarceration from Pierce’s inmate account even though the trial court waived costs of incarceration in the judgment and sentence.
These summaries are not formulated by the Court and are provided only for the convenience of the public.