HeadsUp For Washington State - Oct. 22, 2013, Opinions

HeadsUp For Washington State - Oct. 22, 2013, Opinions

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 

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Divisions Two and Three of the Court of Appeals each filed 1 new published opinion on Tuesday, October 22, 2013:

Division Two: 

Robbins v. Legacy Health Sys., Inc.

No. 43666-3

(October 22, 2013)

2013 Wash. App. LEXIS 2508 



Brief: The trial court abused its discretion in refusing to allow the attorney to withdraw from representation because the clients did not pay the costs as required by their fee agreements, further representation would result in an unreasonable financial burden on the attorney, and  the clients rendered the attorney's representation unreasonably difficult. 

Division Three: 

State v. Nava / In re Pers. Restraint of Nava

No. 28222-8

(October 22, 2013)

2013 Wash. App. LEXIS 2516 

Areas: CRIMINAL LAW     

Brief: The trial court did not abuse its discretion in finding that the foundation for admitting the witnesses’ unsworn tape-recorded statements to police was satisfied, even in the face of the witnesses’ disavowals at trial, where the disavowals were equivocal or not credible, and were countered by other evidence—best assessed by the trial court—suggesting that the recorded statements had been accurate. Further, the defendant was allowed to present evidence and argument to the jury challenging their weight and credibility.


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