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Julie Anderson v. Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc.

The trial court in this case ruled that under Washington courts' application of Frye v. United States, 54 App. D.C. 46, 293 F. 1013 (1923), there must be general acceptance in the relevant scientific community that a particular type of in utero toxic exposure can cause a particular type of birth defect before expert testimony on causation is admissible. We disagree. We hold that the Frye tes... More...   $0 (09-28-2011 - WA)

Liam Stewart-Graves, etc. v. Katherine F. Vaughn, M.D., et al.

This medical malpractice case involves an infant who received 24 minutes of continuous resuscitative medical treatment after being born without a heart beat. The infant survived but suffers severe and permanent disabilities. Nichole Stewart-Graves and Todd Graves, individually, and as guardians for their son, Liam Stewart-Graves (plaintiffs), filed suit against Dr. Katheri... More...   $0 (11-08-2007 - WA)

Stacy L. Hegwine v. Lingview Fibre Company, Inc.

An employer who refuses to hire a job applicant because of her pregnancy is liable for sex discrimination under chapter 49.60 RCW (Washington Law Against Discrimination or WLAD), absent demonstration of a business necessity or proof of a bona fide occupational qualification.1 Determining whether such sex discrimination has occurred involves application of the plain language ... More...   $0 (12-24-2007 - WA)

Stacy L. Hegwine v. Longview Fibre Co., Inc.

An employer who refuses to hire a job applicant because of her pregnancy is liable for sex discrimination under chapter 49.60 RCW (Washington Law Against Discrimination or WLAD), absent demonstration of a business necessity or proof of a bona fide occupational qualification.1 Determining whether such sex discrimination has occurred involves application of the plain language ... More...   $0 (12-01-2007 - WA)

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