Tom Lerner explains how medical practices should address new changes to the law regarding covenants not to compete.
Tom Lerner shares his thoughts on the future of Arbitration in Seattle.
Tom Lerner discusses the policy considerations and effects of physician noncompete restrictions, including legislation considered this session that would have limited their enforcement.
On September 18, 2014, in Frias v. Asset Foreclosure Services, et al., the Washington Supreme Court held that no cause of action for wrongful foreclosure exists under the Deed of Trust Act until after a foreclosure sale occurs. Tom Lerner and Chris Graving provide analysis on why this is important to lenders.
The Stokes Lawrence Financial Services attorneys circulate bulletins about new developments in the law that affect creditor remedies. This client update discusses a lender's ability to recover against guarantors following a nonjudicial foreclosure, and the strategic decision confronting lenders in light of inconsistent appellate rulings.
On December 3, 2013, the Court of Appeals held that liability for a deficiency under a guarantee was extinguished by a nonjudicial foreclosure. Lenders considering foreclosure should re-examine the underlying deed of trust and other loan documents to determine whether the definition of "related documents" encompasses guarantees among the obligations secured by the deed of trust.