Burden on Art Theft Victims in 1st and 9th Circuits

In at least two recent federal court decisions, the burden for discovery of lost art works has been found to be on the victim of the art theft. The First CircuitĀ¹ stated that summary judgment is appropriate to dismiss a case where a plaintiff does not bring a claim within the requisite statutory time. Museum […]

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Admitted in Washington

On 13 January 2011, by Order of the Washington State Supreme Court, I am officially recognized to practice law in Washington. My bar number is 43399. I look forward to representing clients on a wider selection of legal matters.

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Washington Shield Law for Journalists?

Washington is not one of the states that has a shield law in its statutes (i.e., in the Revised Code of Washington or the RCW’s). However, the Washington constitution provides some protection for journalists. In particular, Article I, Section 5, titled Freedom of Speech, states in relevant part that “[e]very person may freely speak, write […]

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