Tag: jury instruction

Summary of Cases Granted Review at Washington Supreme Court’s October Conference

At its October 1, 2013 conference, the Washington Supreme granted review to four cases. We provide a summary of the issues presented in each case below. State v. Owens Supreme Court No. 88905-8 Court of Appeals No. 67867–1–I PFR & Answer Issue: Whether the Court of Appeals properly reversed a conviction for First Degree Trafficking … Continue Reading

No Prejudice Where Jury Received Charging Instructions Not Included in Original Charging Information

In the Matter of the Personal Restraint of Benjamin B. Brockie, No. 86241-9 (Sept. 26, 2013) (en banc) Benjamin Brockie was charged by information for, among other things, first degree robbery.  Brockie’s charging information indicated that “in the commission of an immediate flight therefrom, the defendant displayed what appeared to be a firearm or other … Continue Reading

Appellate Update: Raum v. City of Bellevue [Wash. App. No. 67213-4-I]

The City of Bellevue employed Raum as a firefighter for more than 19 years. Over the course of his career, Raum was evaluated several times for smoke inhalation at the scene of a fire. Sometime in 2008, Raum began experiencing chest pain. He experienced such pain three different times while at work. After the third … Continue Reading
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