Washington Estoppel Law

Monique Tillman and Eric Branch v. Jared Williams and The City of Tacoma

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma, WA - Monique Tillman and Eric Branch sued Tacoma police officer Jared Williams and The City of Tacoma on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that Williams tossed Monique around like a rag doll and threw her to the pavement during an encounter at a Pierce County mall in 2014.

Monique, who was 15 at the time and Eirc, who was 16, had dropped off some cloth... More...
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In re Kathleen M. Grant v. John D. Grant

This appeal pits the importance of finality in litigation against
the requisite for a full accounting of assets in a marital dissolution. Based on Washington
statutes and the Supreme Court's wisdom in Yeats v. Estate of Yeats, 90 Wn.2d 201, 580
P.2d 617 (1978), we side with an inclusive accounting. In this partition action, we
reverse the trial court's ruling that a dissolution dec... More...
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Kut Suen Lui and May Far Lui v. Essex Insurance Company

Kut Suen Lui and May Far Lui (the Luis) owned a building that sustained water damage after a pipe burst while the building was vacant. The Luis' insurance policy for the building limited coverage for water damage in two ways based on vacancy: coverage was suspended if the building remained vacant for 60 consecutive days and, effective at the beginning of any vacancy, there was no coverage for ... More...   $0 (06-09-2016 - WA)

Nw. Wholesale, Inc. v. Pac Organic Fruit, LLC

Washington orchardists Harold and Shirley Ostenson (collectively Ostenson) and
California organic fruit broker Greg Holzman (d/b/a Greg Holzman, Inc. (GHI)) formed
Pac Organic Fruit LLC (Pac-0) in 1998. GHI held the majority interest and management
responsibilities under the LLC' s operating agreement. Ostenson was required to rent his
local Washington storage and packing facil... More...
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Woods View II, LLC v. Kitsap County

Appellants Woods View II, LLC (WVII) and Darlene Piper appeal
from the superior court' s grant of summary judgment in Kitsap County' s ( the County) favor on
WVII' s claims of negligence, tortious interference, and takings. These claims arise from the
alleged delay of several permits and governmental decisions required•for a project ofWVII. WVII
and Piper argue that ( 1) their cl... More...
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Shawn L. Robbins v. Department of Labor & Industries

We address whether, under RCW 51.32.160, a second copy ofan application to reopen a worker's compensation claim, which copy attaches fresh medical records, constitutes a new application that requires a response from the Department of Labor & Industries (Department). We answer the question no. We affirm the Department and the Superior Court's ruling that the Department did not suffer a default by f... More...   $0 (04-21-2015 - WA)

Shawn L. Robbins v. Dept. of Labor & Industries

We address whether, under RCW 51.32.160, a second copy ofan application to reopen a worker's compensation claim, which copy attaches fresh medical records, constitutes a new application that requires a response from the Department of Labor & Industries (Department). We answer the question no. We affirm the Department and the Superior Court's ruling that the Department did not suffer a default by f... More...   $0 (04-21-2015 - WA)

Kitsap County v. Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club

The Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club appeals from the trial court' s decision
following a bench trial that the Club engaged in unlawful uses of its shooting range property.
Specifically, the Club challenges the trial court' s determinations that the Club had engaged in an
impermissible expansion of its nonconforming use; that the Club' s site development activities
violated land use ... More...
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Amrish Rajagopalan v. NoteWorld, LLC

This appeal presents the question, inter alia, of whether an entity may compel arbitration on the basis of an arbitration clause in a contract to which it was not a party. Under the circumstances presented by this case, we conclude it may not, and we affirm the order of the district court denying the motion to compel arbitration.


Amrish Rajagopalan accumulated approximately $15,000... More...
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James A. Bird v. Best Plumbing, LLC

When an insured defendant believes its insurer is refusing

to settle a plaintiff's claims in bad faith, the insured can negotiate an independent

pretrial settlement with the plaintiff. These settlements typically involve a stipulated

judgment against the insured, a covenant not to execute on that judgment against the

insured, and an assignment to the plaint... More...
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Business Services of America II, Inc. v. WaferTech, LLC

Business Services of America II, Inc. (BSA) sued
WaferTech LLC. After the trial court dismissed BSA's claims, BSA appealed. In
March 2004, the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of all but one claim, which it
remanded for trial. After remand, the case lay mostly dormant until June 2009,
when BSA noted the case for trial. WaferTech then moved for dismissal. The trial
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Donia Townsend v. The Quadrant Corporation

We granted review of a decision of the Court of Appeals in

which that court reversed the superior court's denial of a motion by a corporate home

seller and its parent companies to compel certain home purchasers to engage in

arbitration pursuant to an arbitration clause in the purchase and sale agreement. We

affirm the Court of Appeals.

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Louise Lauer v. Pierce County

Louise Lauer and Darrell de Tienne separately own properties

that neighbor a lot owned by Mike and Shima Garrison. Through a Land Use Petition

Act (LUPA) petition, chapter 36.70C RCW, Lauer and de Tienne challenge a fish and

wildlife variance granted to the Garrisons by Pierce County (the County) to build a

single family residence within the protective buff... More...
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Kevin Dolan v. King County

In Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335, 83 S. Ct. 792, 9 L. Ed. 2d 799 (1963), the United States Supreme Court guaranteed to indigents the right of legal representation at public expense. King County, like other local governments in this state, sought ways to provide the required defense services to indigent criminal defendants. After investigating several different models, the county settled... More...   $0 (08-18-2011 - WA)

Delbert Williams v. Leone & Keeble, Inc.

A Washington resident injured on a construction job brought suit against the general contractor, a Washington corporation, in superior court in Washington State. But the injury took place in Idaho, and the worker received workers' compensation benefits from the Idaho State Insurance Fund. The trial court granted the general contractor's motion to dismiss, the Court of Appeals affirmed, and w... More...   $0 (06-09-2011 - WA)

Kathie Costanich v. Department of Social and Health Services of the State of Washington

Washington state revoked Kathie Costanich’s foster care license and instituted guardianship termination proceedings against her following an investigation by a Department of Social and Health Services (“DSHS”) social worker, Sandy Duron, which purportedly revealed “emotional abuse” of the children in Costanich’s care. Finding fundamental inaccuracies in the investigation, an administra... More...   $0 (12-03-2010 - WA)

ProShipLine, Inc. v. Aspen Infrastructures, Ltd., et al.

Plaintiffs-appellants ProShipLine, Inc. and EP-Team, Inc. appeal from two district court decisions in favor of defendantappellee Aspen Infrastructures Ltd. Both decisions involve a writ of maritime attachment that ProShipLine and EP-Team obtained against Aspen pursuant to Rule B of the Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“Rule B... More...   $0 (06-08-2010 - WA)

Scott Merriman and Kim Merriman v. Paul Cokeley and Dianne Cokeley

Paul and Dianne Cokeley seek review of a Court of Appeals decision holding that Scott and Kim Merriman sufficiently proved a clear and well-defined boundary between the parties’ properties sufficient to establish the boundary by mutual recognition and acquiescence. Because we agree with the trial court that the Merrimans failed to prove a clear and well-defined boundary by clear, cogent, and con... More...   $0 (04-08-2010 - WA)

Am. Best Food, Inc. v. Alea London, Ltd.

This court is called upon to decide whether a complaint alleging that postassault negligence caused or exacerbated injuries falls under an insurance policy's assault and battery exclusion. We find it does not. We are also asked whether an insurer breached its duty to defend as a matter of law when, relying upon an equivocal interpretation of case law, it gave itself the benefit of the doubt ... More...   $0 (03-18-2010 - WA)

Joanne Faye Torgerson v. One Lincoln Tower, LLC

We are asked to determine whether a real estate contract can limit

buyers' remedies for breach to the return of their deposits and certain money spent on

improving the property. Petitioners are licensed real estate agents for a condominium

development who also bought residential units there. As condominium buyers, the

agents want the court to strike down a contr... More...
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Audrey Broyles, et al. v. Thurston County, Washington

Audrey Broyles began work as a deputy prosecuting attorney (DPA) for the Thurston

County Prosecutor in 1993. She served as a misdemeanor prosecutor, as the juvenile division

supervisor, and, at the time Holm took office in January 1999, as the felony prosecutor in charge

of domestic violence cases. Holm kept her in this felony prosecution role but also made her the
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Scott Brundridge, et al. v. Flour Federal Services, Inc.

Respondents are 11 pipe fitters (the pipe fitters) who are former employees of appellant/cross-respondent Fluor Federal Services, Inc. (Fluor), a company with operations on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near the Tri-Cities. The pipe fitters prevailed at trial on their claims of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy based on their allegations that they were discharged for raising... More...   $0 (09-04-2008 - WA)

Jack Oltman v. Holland America Line, Inc.; Holland America Line - USA, Inc.

Jack Oltman and his mother, Bernice Oltman,1 allege that they both contracted a serious gastrointestinal illness on a cruise ship operated by Defendants Holland America Line, Inc. and Holland America Line—USA, Inc. (collectively, Holland). Together with Jack’s wife Susan, they filed an action against Holland in Washington state court, which later dismissed the action based on a forum selection... More...   $0 (08-20-2008 - WA)

Barbara Jean Phillips v. E.I.DuPont de Nemours & Co.

The origins of this case trace back more than sixty years to the height of World War II when the federal government solicited Appellants E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., General Electric, Inc., UNC Nuclear Industries, Inc., Atlantic Richfield Co., and Rockwell International Corp., (collectively "Defendants") to operate the Hanford Nuclear Weapons Reservation ("Hanford") in southeastern Washingt... More...   $0 (04-09-2008 - WA)

A G Design & Associates, LLC v. Trainman Lantern Company, Inc.

A.G. Design & Associates LLC ("AG") filed suit against Trainman Lantern Company, Inc. ("TLC") alleging infringement of AG's patent relating to signaling lanterns used in the railroad industry. The district court granted AG's motion for a preliminary injunction and TLC appealed. We vacate and remand.


On March 30, 2007, AG filed the present suit in the United States District C... More...   $0 (03-25-2008 - WA)

Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. v. Sears Roebuck & Co. etc.

Plaintiff Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. ("Oak Harbor"), brought suit against Defendants Sears Roebuck & Co. ("Sears") and National Logistics Corporation ("NLC") to recover nearly half a million dollars for transportation of Sears' freight. NLC arranged the transportation, which Oak Harbor provided. Following cross-motions for summary judgment, the district court held NLC and Sears join... More...   $0 (01-19-2008 - WA)

PHILIP THORMAN, and the class of similarly situated persons who worked aboard the factory trawlers managed by the in personam defendants v. American Seafoods Company, et al.

Philip Thorman, on behalf of a class of similarly situated crew members, appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of American Seafoods Company and American Seafoods Company LLC (in personam defendants) as well as various vessels owned by these companies (in rem defendants) (the defendants collectively, "American Seafoods").

The district court concluded that Thorm... More...   $0 (09-03-2005 - WA)

1000 Virginia Limited Partnership v. v. Accounting Waterproofing et al.

This is an action arising out of water penetration in a new building. Owner and general contractor 1000 Virginia Limited Partnership sued Vertecs Corporation, alleging Vertecs' installation of stucco siding was defective. The only issue here is whether the claim was timely. The trial court held that questions of fact precluded summary judgment on the six-year contract statute of limitat... More...   $0 (06-09-2005 - WA)

Feature Realty, Inc. v. City of Spokane

In 1992, Mission Springs, Inc. and Feature Realty, Inc. (collectively "Feature Realty") applied for and received permission from the Spokane City Council to build an apartment complex in Spokane, Washington. In 1995, Feature Realty brought suit against the city in Spokane County Superior Court, alleging the city wrongfully refused to issue a grading permit in connection with the property ... More...   $0 (06-13-2003 - WA)

Scott Schoonover, V. State of Washington, Dshs

HOUGHTON, J. -- Scott Schoonover executed a durable power of attorney, authorizing Don Phelps, his attorney, to file a tort claim against the Department of Social and Health Services (State) on his behalf. Phelps prepared, verified, signed, and filed the claim against the State on Schoonover's behalf. The trial court granted the State's motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisd... More...   $0 (03-11-2003 - WA)

L. Vernon Bates, et al. v. City of Richland

The Pensioners were each hired by the City of Richland as police officers before March 1, 1970, and later retired with varying periods of service. In 1959, Richland established the Richland Police Relief and Pension Plan ('Richland Plan') for its officers pursuant to chapter 41.20 RCW. All of the Pensioners are retired participants in the Richland Plan. Each Pensioner retired at the high... More...   $0 (08-06-2002 - WA)

America West Airlines v. BF Goodrich Aerospace, et al.

Breach of Contract; Promissory Estoppel; Unjust Enrichment; Fraudulent and Negligent Misrepresentation ... More...   $0 (03-17-2001 - WA)

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