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WSBA PRESIDENT'S CORNER: LISTENING TO CHANGE IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

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L&A IN LOCAL NEWS> RISING STARS 2016: CORA VERGE

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WSBA PRESIDENT'S CORNER: PRINCE DIED WITHOUT A WILL

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L&A IN LOCAL NEWS> INVESTIGATION REOPENED IN DEATH OF BICYCLIST RYAN HOLYK

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L&A IN LOCAL NEWS> EASTERN STATE HOSPITAL SETTLES PATIENT DEATH LAWSUIT FOR $360,000

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FIRM NEWS> JENNIFER HANSON BECOMES PRESIDENT OF SCBA

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WSBA PRESIDENT'S CORNER: HOW WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED? LEADING BY DOING AND THE WELL-LIVED LIFE

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SPECIAL REPORT > BILL HYSLOP: ENSURING ACCESSIBLILITY

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WSBA PRESIDENT'S CORNER: WHAT ARE YOUR PERSONAL "LEGAL" RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR?

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ASK THE LUKINS & ANNIS LEGAL PROFESSIONAL - EARNED SICK AND SAFE LEAVE

Jacob Brennan  

WSBA PRESIDENT'S CORNER: THE RISING COST OF LITIGATION AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Bill Hyslop  

WSBA PRESIDENT'S CORNER: EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW

Bill Hyslop  

ASK THE LUKINS & ANNIS LEGAL PROFESSIONAL - EASEMENTS

Cora Verge  

WILLIAM HYSLOP SWORN IN AS WSBA PRESIDENT

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ASK THE LUKINS & ANNIS LEGAL PROFESSIONAL - THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Kelly Konkright  

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING : "OBAMA CARE" AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

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IDAHO SUPREME COURT JUSTICE COMPLIMENTS WINNING LUKINS & ANNIS ATTORNEY IN TRUST LITIGATION

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LUKINS & ANNIS CLIENT OBTAINS REVERSAL OF INJUNCTION ON LAND USER RESTRICTIONS BY THE IDAHO SUPREME COURT

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LUKINS & ANNIS CLIENT OBTAINS DISMISSAL OF HOME OWNER'S LAWSUIT BY DIVISION III OF THE WASHINGTON STATE COURT OF APPEALS

LUKINS & ANNIS CLIENT OBTAINS SIGNIFICANT 9TH CIRCUIT DECISION AGAINST RED LION HOTEL FRANCHISOR UNDER WASHINGTON FRANCHISE INVESTMENT PROTECTION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACTS

Mike Maurer  

WAYNE SWENEY NAMED DISTINGUISHED LAWYER BY IDAHO BAR

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LUKINS & ANNIS CLIENT OBTAINS SIGNIFICANT 9TH CIRCUIT DECISION AGAINST RED LION HOTEL FRANCHISOR UNDER WASHINGTON FRANCHISE INVESTMENT PROTECTION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACTS

Lukins & Annis franchise litigation attorney Mike Maurer represented former Modesto, California, Red Lion Hotel franchisee MAK, LLC in defense of a damage lawsuit filed by Spokane-based franchisor Red Lion Hotels against MAK in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. The trial court judge dismissed certain counterclaims against Red Lion Hotels that MAK had raised under both the franchisee bill of rights provisions of the Washington Franchise Investment Protection Act ("FIPA") and the Washington Consumer Protection Act ("CPA"). MAK appealed the dismissal of those counterclaims to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The Ninth Circuit in a published December 7, 2011, decision reversed the dismissal of the FIPA and CPA counterclaims, remanding the lawsuit to the trial court to consider MAK's FIPA counterclaim, and to determine the availability of a remedy for MAK under the CPA. Although the franchise agreement between Red Lion Hotels and MAK included a provision that disputes arising out of the franchise relationship would be governed by Washington law, the trial court held that MAK (a California limited liability company) as an out-of-state franchisee operating a franchise outside the state of Washington was not entitled to benefits under FIPA or the CPA. The Ninth Circuit in a significant case of first impression under FIPA ruled otherwise, concluding that an out-of-state franchisee may assert such claims against an in-state franchisor. MAK's FIPA and CPA counterclaims against Red Lion Hotels now will proceed to trial. Mr. Maurer and Lukins & Annis franchise litigation attorneys Bryce Wilcox and Ted Stiles have been involved in other significant franchise relationship disputes which ended up in federal and state courts for resolution:

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