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HeadsUp for Washington State: Court Opinions From Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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Division Two of the Court of Appeals filed 1 new published opinion, and Division Three filed 2 new published opinions on Tuesday, March 24, 2015:

Division Two:

Camarata v. Kittitas County
No. 45020-8
(March 24, 2015)
2015 Wash. App. LEXIS 632 (lexis.com)

2015 Wash. App. LEXIS 632 (Lexis Advance)

Areas: GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Brief: The County Auditor properly cancelled the plaintiff's voter registration. The Auditor complied with the statutory requirements for notice and posting, the Auditor properly determined that the law does not permit a homeless person to register at an address at which that person does not currently reside, the Auditor's decision was supported by substantial evidence, and the Auditor did not violate the appearance of fairness.

Division Three:

1. In re Dependency of O.R.L.
No. 32320-0
(March 24, 2015)
2015 Wash. App. LEXIS 640 (lexis.com)

2015 Wash. App. LEXIS 640 (Lexis Advance)

Areas: DOMESTIC RELATIONS AND FAMILY LAW

Brief: The Court of Appeals reaffirms In re Dependency of T.H., 139 Wn. App. 784 (2007), holding that visitation is not a required service that the Department of Social and Health Services must offer or provide to a parent before terminating his or her parental rights.

2. Servatron, Inc. v. Intelligent Wireless Prods., Inc.
No. 32251-3
(March 24, 2015)
2015 Wash. App. LEXIS 641 (lexis.com)

2015 Wash. App. LEXIS 641 (Lexis Advance)

Areas: BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW; COURTS; PERSONAL INJURY AND INSURANCE LAW

Brief: The defendant's California attorney made a sufficient "appearance" for purposes of CR 55. Therefore, the Court of Appeals reverses the trial court's refusal to vacate a default judgment in favor of the plaintiff. 

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