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There is no law that prohibits the owner of private property from controlling access to their property, with respect to firearms, so anybody other than the government can prohibit firearms on their property. This is affirmed in Chan v. City of Seattle, 164 Wn. App. 549, Pacific Northwest Shooting Park Association v. City of Sequim, 158 Wn.2d 342 and Cherry v....


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I have already contacted a lawyer and paid all the money I had and they didn't help me resolve anything, the guy just talked to me for a little bit. He essentially just took my $600 and no action was made. He said the best thing to do would be to wait it out because the contracts were never fulfilled by them and they can't claim my inventions etc ...


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Publishing government records is pretty classic First Amendment-protected activity. Keeping in mind that one can find a lawyer to sue for anything, I think that person would likely be operating well within the law. One thing in particular that I'd recommend staying aware of is how one might attempt to monetize this endeavor. There have been a lot of sites ...


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As specified in the Public Records Act, under RCW 42.56.050 "invasion of privacy" (which is restricted by law) only arises when the content (1) Would be highly offensive to a reasonable person, and (2) is not of legitimate concern to the public. In publishing such information would be an invasion of privacy, it is not subject to public inspection under ...


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It is illegal to sell alcohol to a minor in Washington (RCW 66.44.270). The seller can get into various kinds of trouble, including losing their license, under liquor board regulations. However, as long as the establishment follows the rules for acceptable ID, they escape liability if in fact they sell alcohol to a minor: the license holder is legally ...


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I would be careful that no records belong to EU citizens, as it would likely be illegal under GDPR to have their information without their specific permission, and giving them the right to have it removed.


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You do not automatically have the right to trial by jury in traffic court. The government only requires courts to allow trials by jury when it is not a petty offense. Refer to Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 U.S. 145 (1968): Crimes carrying possible penalties up to six months do not require a jury trial if they otherwise qualify as petty offenses, Cheff v. ...


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The legal line has to do with title requirements for vehicles. There is no specific law that requires you to do anything in connection with the VIN when replacing parts, and you can swap VIN plates on vehicles, or destroy the plate – but that limits your rights with respect to the car. You need a certificate of title to operate or transfer (but not simply to ...


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For regular firearms you only have to comply with the laws of the state to which you are moving. Since Utah (presently) has no state-specific restrictions on ownership or possession of AR-15 rifles that means in this case, as you say, "no problem." (The only exception would be registered NFA items – e.g., machine-guns, suppressors, SBR, SBS, DD, AOW &...


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RCW 46.61.419 gives government police the right to enforce speeding violations as defined in RCW 46.61.400 in certain communities (condominiums and gated communities), per RCM 64.34, 64.32, or 64.38, if: (1) A majority of the homeowner's association's, association of apartment owners', or condominium association's board of directors votes to ...


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According to the Washington State Department of Licensing website, you have 30 days to get your Washington State drivers license from the time you establish residency in Washington. You are considered to have established residency if you do any of the following: Register to vote Receive state benefits Get any WA state license at resident rates Receive in-...


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We need to assume that the stop was legal (not a high hurdle to clear), that is, there was some reason to stop you. Even so, following Utah v. Strieff, police don't actually have to have a reasonable suspicion to stop you and if in the course of an ID check they discover that you have a warrant out for your arrest, the arrest is still legal. So if the police ...


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The landlord may be confused about what is legal. Growing pot without a license (they do not have one: it cannot be grown at home, and certainly not if there is a minor present) is not legal, not even in Seattle (medical marijuana now requires a general marijuana license, and home-grown is not legal – some Dept. of Health pages don't reflect the new law). ...


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Common Law Contracts Contracts do not have to be signed. They do not even have to be written down. In fact, the overwhelming majority of contracts entered into are not written – when did you last sign a contract to buy a cup of coffee? See What is a contract and what is required for them to be valid? A contract is an enforceable agreement. It exists ...


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The law on the web page is not current: as of the beginning of the year, RCW 23.86.030(1) reads (you'll find this under Sec. 9103) "The name of any association subject to this chapter must comply with part I, Article 3 of this act" and is otherwise unchanged. In Article 3, sec. 1301 governs names, giving the sec'y some discretion to deem a name to not be ...


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Washington State is an "At Will" employment state meaning that, with exception to some protected classes and bargaining, the employer may terminate the employee for any reason the employer can cite, or no reason at all. If the firm used it as a benefit of the job but it wasn't agreed upon on the contract, its not a deception as if you can hold the job to ...


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I should have read the article more closely before posting my question. This is apparently the answer: Most hospitals have policies where they will release your body parts to you because of some religions where you have to be buried whole. So if, for some reason, you want to keep your amputated arm or gall bladder, you could presumably tell the ...


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I feel that a person, not the subject of arrest, should be protected by the 4th amendment if they choose to remain in their vehicle, even if “ordered” to exit the vehicle by an officer. The intuition is fine, but is basically incorrect. I’m most interested to know: How would a driver (1) Politely (2) determine if a given instruction to exit ...


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As is often the case, the answer is "it depends." In this case, it depends on: 1) When the condo was organized. Washington law says that all condo associations organized after July 1, 1990, "shall be organized as a profit or nonprofit corporation." Since incorporation is a legal requirement for these condos, the Board must file for incorporation, regardless ...


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This is not how insurance works. The dispute over damages is a dispute between A and B; each insurer merely indemnifies each party for their costs in accordance with the terms of their respective policies. In practice, it may mean that the insurers resolve the matter between themselves. A needs to be careful about not caring; an insurance contract is a ...


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Aaron can send the agreement unsigned, as an offer, to Bob. If Bob accepts the offer and signs it (and sends it back to Aaron), following RCW 59.18.065, Aaron must provide an executed copy to each tenant who signs the rental agreement. That would solve Aaron's problem (though he actually doesn't have a problem). It is not required that parties to an ...


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Authority to put up stop signs comes in part from RCW 47.36.110, and RCW 46.61.190 says that "every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line...". The definitions for that title (RCW 46.04.670) states that ""Vehicle" does not include power wheelchairs or devices other than bicycles moved by human or animal power or ...


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Washington State laws do not require an FFL dealer to make the transfer when the transfer is done between immediate family members. Please see 4.a and 4.g in RCW 9.41.113


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At the federal level, 18 USC 926A governs interstate transportation of firearms: any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he ...


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There are no special laws in Washington state which relieve a person of contractual obligations in case of disability. You would need to look in e.g. the minimum term addendum if the service is Comcast and you have an obligation to stay with them for some period, to see what your legal obligations are. However, the service provider can waive early ...


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It isn't obvious on the face of it whether health decisions means "treatment decisions in non-emergency situations" or also includes choices of health insurance plans. Both of these could be fair readings of the language and it wouldn't be unusual for the relevant documents to simply be ambiguous on this point. This would depend to some extent on whether ...


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A text message based agreement is written and not oral for legal purposes, so the statute of frauds wouldn't be an issue (leases of less than a year generally don't have to be in writing to be valid in any case). The fact that the property was subleased without permission of the landlord would probably not make the sublease invalid between the original ...


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I'm not a lawyer, but I think this might depend on the context in which the information is published. If it's something "innocent", like making an online "address-book" for the town/community the publisher of the information lives in, then it might be okay. However, if it's in some way, shape or form meant to cause negative effects on the people whose ...


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I haven't seen a White Pages phonebook come out in a while, with name-address-telephone number, but that stuff doesn't fall into the Personally Identifiable Information we are trained to protect at work. Other stuff is, stuff that could lead to identify theft or fraud.


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