Phil Talmadge and Tom Fitzpatrick will soon be co-authoring an on-line update of Attorney Fees in Washington that will be available to subscribers. We published an article in the Seattle University Law Review on the use of attorney fees as sanctions in Washington. The article, titled When Counsel Screws Up: the Imposition and Calculation of Attorney Fees As Sanctions, addresses sanctions under CR 11, RCW 4.84.185, and their counterparts under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as sanctions for frivolous appeals and discovery abuse. The article also analyzes the lodestar method for calculating attorney fees as sanctions in Washington. See 33 Seattle U. L. Rev. 437.
Phil Talmadge authorized a recent Trial News article on practical hints for discretionary review on appeal.
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