Eric Stahl

Eric Stahl

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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State Supreme Court Strikes Down Washington’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

The Washington Supreme Court this morning invalidated the state's broad anti-SLAPP statute, holding in a unanimous opinion that the law violates the constitutional right to a jury trial. The decision strikes the statute in...more

5/29/2015 - Anti-SLAPP Defamation First Amendment Free Speech WA Supreme Court

Washington Supreme Court Limits Public Access to Hospital Privileging, Peer Review Documents

Public hospital districts may not disclose certain records created during closed-door meetings about hospital privileging decisions, the Washington Supreme Court recently held in Cornu-Labat v. Hospital Dist. No. 2 Grant...more

4/26/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Healthcare Hiring & Firing Hospitals Peer Review Personnel Records Termination

New Washington Supreme Court Opinion Makes Pre-Decisional Case Records Easier to Seal

In a substantial narrowing of the public’s ability to review court files, the Washington Supreme Court has held there is no constitutional right of access to any case record unless and until the record becomes “relevant to a...more

1/16/2013 - Discovery Right of Access Sealed Records

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