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Stephen Brandli

October 15, 2016

Initiative 1501 is not what it seems. It will do little to protect seniors and vulnerable individuals and will benefit the union that serves caregivers at the expense of those private caregivers who choose not to join the union. Read the full article . . .

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Grandparent
July 7, 2016

In Washington, grandparents have not had a right to visits with their grandchildren over the objection of fit parents. Now, grandparents do not have such rights even if the children have non-parental custodians. Read the full article . . .

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July 6, 2016

A powerful tool for a parent to use in a dispute over a parenting plan is a contemporaneous journal. Read the full article . . .

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Camera
July 6, 2016

There is a new crime in Washington State prohibiting disclosure of certain intimate images. The crime is intended to protect subjects of intimate photographs from embarrassment. But it may be easy to run afoul of this law inadvertently. Read the full article . . .

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July 6, 2016

According to the Court of Appeals, investors cannot deduct investment expenses when calculating their net income for purposes of determining the child support they pay. Read the full article . . .

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December 15, 2015

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 . . .

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December 8, 2015

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 . . .

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Drone
October 11, 2015

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 . . .

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October 7, 2015

In this “case” before Judge Judy, the plaintiff claims her purse was stolen by the two defendants who deny the allegation. Watch what happens. Read the full article . . .

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June 26, 2015

Today, the United States Supreme Court decided that all states must recognize same-sex marriages. Whatever your views are on the definition of marriage, you should be concerned about this decision. Read the full article . . .

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