Price said he would be “shocked” if Scott and Jewett did not have a prenuptial agreement. And even if there wasn’t, it’s unlikely that Washington state courts would split Scott’s fortune with Jewett given the duration of their marriage, added Price, who previously spoke to GeekWire about the divorce between Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates.
The fight over when and how internet speech is regulated is one step closer to a date with the Supreme Court, after a federal appeals court upheld a Texas law that would prevent private companies like Facebook, Twitter or Google from taking down or banning posts based on political viewpoint. Ryan Calo, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Jeff Feldman, a law professor at the University of Washington, told Law360 in an interview Monday that he hired Rikelman to work at his now-defunct firm, Feldman & Orlansky, in Alaska in the early 2000s, even though the firm wasn't hiring at the time.
Members and witnesses examined how the fossil fuel industry uses SLAPPs to target environmental activists and non-profits to deter them from speaking out against proposed fossil fuel pipelines and other projects that contribute to climate change.
University of Washington law professor Hugh Spitzer has a different take, although he agrees with Mercier on one thing. “Yes, it’s a very broad definition,” he said of the state’s take on “property.” Spitzer went on to note, “But there are still a number of cases in which the state Supreme Court held that taxes were NOT property taxes. Those include the case upholding the old motor vehicle excise tax, and another upholding the real estate excise tax.”
In an official announcement, UW Provost Mark Richards lauded Lawson for her deep and rich experience in “enrollment and student success, financial management, fundraising, and diversity and inclusion in the field of law, as well as impressive scholarship in criminal law.” Lawson started her new role as UW’s Toni Rembe Endowed Dean this month.
Now is the time to consider how we will educate people about persistent satellite imagery. These efforts will matter when building fact-based narratives in world politics. The fate of working democracies depends on it.
The Network has helped participants patent everything from a paint roller to a surgical instrument. But Fan says getting more inventors in the door is still the biggest barrier. “I’m always surprised that people don’t know that we’re a resource.” It certainly doesn’t take 38 minutes to find them.
“I don’t have any comment on the policy issues involved,” he said. “But, given the increasing spread of the latest strains of COVID-19, the fairly inconsequential requirements that Gov. Inslee has left in place are probably legally justified.”
“I wonder if it was a tactical mistake, moving for quick relief like that,” Ross said. “Forcing the PGA to alter its rules to let players play would be a big step for a judge to take. On the other hand, the opinion illustrates—like the rodeo case—the various ways an association can defend itself.”
On July 25, 2022, four days before Beyoncé was set to stop the world with her new album Renaissance, a Kelis fan page on Instagram claimed that a track would sample one of the hip-hop artist’s early 2000s hits. Beyoncé, it turned out, appears to have interpolated Kelis’s 2003 song “Milkshake” on her new track “Energy.” Responding to the fan page, Kelis claimed that Beyoncé did so without giving her a heads-up and slammed the Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, with whom she worked on the single decades ago, for not originally giving her credit. Peter Nicolas, professor of law at the UW, is interviewed.
Bothell-based biotech company Seagen was flying high this spring. The drug developer reported strong first-quarter results, and shareholders seemed pleased. During an April 28 earnings call, CEO Clay Siegall effused about the company while answering investors’ questions. A few weeks later, on May 16, Siegall announced his resignation from the company he led for 24 years. Jennifer Fan, associate professor of law at the UW, is referenced.
Mary D. Fan is a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of California, current law professor at the University of Washington School of Law, and author of “Camera Power: Proof, Policing, Privacy, and Audiovisual Big Data.” She discusses this recent court ruling and how widely accessible recording is shifting the relationship between the public and the police
When I saw that a robot had broken the finger of a 7-year-old boy it was playing at the Moscow Open chess tournament, my first reaction was, 'They're coming for us.' All the machines that have been following commands, taking orders, and telling humans, 'Your order is on the way!', 'Recalculating route!', or 'You'd really like this 6-part Danish miniseries!' have grown tired of serving our whims, fulfilling our wishes, and making their silicon-based lives subservient to us carbon breathers," writes NPR's Scott Simon. Ryan Calo, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Douglas Ross, a veteran antitrust attorney who has represented hospitals and teaches antitrust law at the University of Washington, said it’s well established that antitrust enforcers can block mergers if they harm labor market competition. “What’s new is this administration is actively looking for cases where they can make that claim,” he said.
"In its recent cases, an ideological U.S. Supreme Court is not just driving toward desired results. It’s also engaged in a troubling drive to return the court to late 19th century legal theories that until 1937 caused great harm to state and federal efforts to improve Americans’ lives," writes Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW.
The case out of Oklahoma gives state law enforcement agencies broad authority to prosecute non-native offenders who commit crimes on reservation lands. Eric Eberhard, affiliate assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Native leaders and Indigenous rights lawyers in the Puget Sound region and beyond are raising the alarm about a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, saying it threatens tribal sovereignty with regard to criminal prosecutions and beyond. Eric Eberhard, affiliate assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
"Ultimately, my empirical analysis reveals that a number of factors impact the extent to which startup corporate governance measures are implemented and prioritized, including the power dynamics among the board members; the emergence of a founder-centric model after the Great Recession; startups staying private longer; the pervasiveness of the growth-at-all-costs mantra; and the economic climate."