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Removal Of Squatters By Declaration: RCW 9A.52.105

RCW 9A.52.105Removal of unauthorized persons—Declaration—Liability—Rights.(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) of this section and upon the receipt of a declaration signed under penalty of perjury, in the form prescribed in RCW 9A.52.115, declaring the truth of all of the required elements set forth in subsection (4) of this section, a peace officer shall have […]

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Do You Know Who You Are Calling? | Realtor Magazine

As a real estate professional, you’re constantly looking to grow your business. While picking up the phone to call potential clients and solicit new business may seem outdated in today’s digitized world, the reality is that the telephone still plays an important role in marketing. In fact, using your phone to send text messages to […]

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Washington State: Obesity Is a Disability. What Employers Need to Know

Source: Washington: Obesity Is a Disability. What Employers Need to Know – FindLaw

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Oregon Becomes First State to Ditch Single-Family Zoning (7/1/19)

And while the HB 2001 legislation in Oregon will allow for the construction of more housing within cities, it does nothing to peel back the state’s strict urban growth boundaries, which prevent residential development on the urban periphery. A January report from the Cascade Policy Institute, a free market think tank, found that these urban […]

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Change in Washington Law about Service Animals Starting January 1, 2019 

The state legislature has found that misrepresentations of pets, therapy animals, or emotional support animals as service animals has made it harder for people with disabilities to get acceptance of their properly trained and essential service animals.What does the new law do? It Limits the definition of “service animal” Imposes a fine for misrepresenting an animal as a […]

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Restriction on Signs on Residential Property Violates First Amendment

Restriction on Signs on Residential Property Violates First Amendment The restriction was unconstitutionally content-based, the Eighth Circuit held, because it has an exception for flags “containing distinctive colors, patterns or symbols used as a symbol of a government or institution.” Source: Restriction on Signs on Residential Property Violates First Amendment – Reason.com

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Trolling for Copyright Claims Against Online Hosts (CL&P Blog)

Trolling for Copyright Claims Against Online Hosts by Paul Alan Levy Those who have been following the issue of copyright trolls for many years may remember that one of the prime features of the Righthaven technique for shaking down unwitting bloggers for payments was to concentrate its litigation campaign on those who made the mistake […]

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New Washington State Real Estate Excise Tax Legislation | Perkins Coie

New Washington State Real Estate Excise Tax Legislation 05.06.2019 | UPDATES The Washington Legislature completed its 2019 legislative session with the passage of sweeping changes to the real estate excise tax (REET). The REET legislation was the centerpiece of the Legislature’s efforts to raise revenue and make Washington’s tax system more progressive. If signed by […]

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Covenants Not To Compete Now Limited In Washington State

Covenants Not To Compete Now Limited In Washington State

Effective January 1, 2020, a new law (ESHB 1450) voids noncompetition covenants against employees and independent contractors unless certain provisions are met. Presumes covenants exceeding 18 months are unreasonable and unenforceable. Prevents franchisors from restricting franchisees from hiring other franchisees’ employees or the franchisor’s employees. Prohibits employers from restricting certain employees from having other jobs […]

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Naming Your Small Business

For entrepreneurs and small business folk, one of the biggest and most important aspects of starting a business is coming up with that all-important name.Names are really important, but can involve some tricky legal stuff, so it’s critical that businesses get it right. Sure, a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet, […]

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