We continue to monitor Supreme Court cases that are impactful to our clients. At this point, twenty four opinions have been released; expect the pace to pick up dramatically in the next two months. We await the affirmative action and employment decisions that were argued a few months ago. Also, the two same sex marriage cases are set for argument on March 26 and 27.
Trial and Appeals
Washington Supreme Court Voids Arbitration Agreements for Insurance Contracts
Yesterday the Washington State Supreme Court held that arbitration clauses in insurance contracts violate state statute governing the business of insurance and are void as a matter of law. Dep’t of Transportation v. James River Ins. Co.