HeadsUp for Washington State: Court Opinions From Tuesday, April 22, 2014

HeadsUp for Washington State: Court Opinions From Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 

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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, April 22, 2014:

1. State v. Cline
No. 44026-1
(April 22, 2014)
2014 Wash. App. LEXIS 968 (lexis.com)

2014 Wash. App. LEXIS 968 (Lexis Advance)

Areas: CRIMINAL LAW

Brief: The Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's dismissal of the first degree custodial interference charge because the trial court erred in concluding that defendant's taking the child, a 14-month-old baby, for a weekend could not be for "a protracted period" where the child's mother was allowed only supervised visitation because of her drug use and defendant took the baby surreptitiously at the mother's request.

2. State v. Bennett
No. 30815-4 
(April 22, 2014)
2014 Wash. App. LEXIS 365 (lexis.com)

2014 Wash. App. LEXIS 365 (Lexis Advance)

Areas: CRIMINAL LAW

Brief: The Court of Appeals the second degree felony murder conviction, holding that the trial court (1) did not err in sustaining the Batson challenge to the two jurors because the exclusion of all the jurors of the same race as the victim provided strong support for the trial judge's conclusion that the challenges were discriminatory and (2) did not err in denying defendant's request for a self-defense instruction.

3. IGI Res., Inc. v. City of Pasco
No. 30524-4
(April 22, 2014)
2014 Wash. App. LEXIS 958 (lexis.com)

2014 Wash. App. LEXIS 958 (Lexis Advance)

Areas: GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Brief: The taxpayer was required to exhaust its administrative remedies before filing suit for a refund for taxes paid on gas delivered outside the City of Pasco's boundaries.

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