Afoa v. Port of Seattle, No. 85784-9. Brandon Afoa worked at Sea-Tac Airport and got hurt on the job; should the Port of Seattle have to pay for his injuries?
State v. Tarhan, No. 85737-7. The trial court sealed juror questionnaires without conducting a Bone-Club analysis, which is required before a courtroom is closed or records are sealed to the public. The court must determine whether this violated the defendant’s constitutional right to a public trial, and if so, whether a new trial is required.
Diaz v. Medical Center Laboratory, Inc., P.S., et al, No. 86049-1. In a medical malpractice case, can the defendant tell the jury that the plaintiff settled with a codefendant?
*Summaries prepared by the Washington Supreme Court Commissioner’s Office