Healthcare insurance companies negotiate contract discounts with healthcare providers. High-deductible health insurance policies—attractive because of their low premiums—require policy-holders to pay for all of their normal healthcare. So the benefit of these policies largely comes from the negotiated contract discount. Unfortunately, we have no way of determining what rates each insurance company has negotiated. Read the full article . . .
Every San Juan County citizen should be concerned about the allegations in Albritton v. San Juan County. It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the County engaged in a cover-up to avoid public disclosure of the County’s improper handling of a building permit. Read the full article . . .
Advancing technology has made it possible for ordinary persons to purchase and operate small, unmanned aircraft, often with video cameras. These “drones” have been controversial. What is the state of the law as it applies to small drones? Read the full article . . .
Victory! Yesterday, the Washington Supreme Court handed down its opinion in State v. Hardtke, a case that Brandli Law argued. Mr. Hardtke was charged almost $4000 to wear a special alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet that the court required him to wear. He wore this bracelet at a time when he was awaiting trial, and so not Read the full article . . .