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Matt Thomas Adamson

Seattle Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Are there any commercial landlord/tenant statutes in WA? If so, can you show me where to look? If not, do we follow the

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Matt Thomas Adamson
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2 lawyer answers

    It depends on what you need the statute for. If you are trying to evict a tenant, then yes, RCW ch. 59.12 applies to commercial landlord tenant disputes. You can find it here: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=59.12

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  2. How is ownership determined for real estate that was owned by a company that has been administratively dissolved?

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Matt Thomas Adamson
    1 lawyer answer

    XYZ Corp. still owns the property. See RCW 23B.14..050 at this website: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=23B.14.050. Although the corporation is dissolved, it still exists only to wind up its affairs, which includes selling the property. Also, as long as dissolution was less than 5 years ago, it could be reinstated under RCW 23B.14.220, though that is not necessary to sell the property. Matt Adamson

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  3. Early lease termination and landlord harassment:

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Matt Thomas Adamson
    1 lawyer answer

    It's not entirely clear from the facts you have presented, but what you will want to try and prove is that you were "constructively evicted" by the landlord due to a breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment. Implied in every lease is a covenant of quiet enjoyment that essentially states that the landlord may not do anything that interferes with your quiet and peaceful possession of the premises. A failure to eradicate a rodent infestation has been found to be grounds for terminating a lease...

  4. When is a judgement entered into the public record after the conclusion of a trial?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Matt Thomas Adamson
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Dennis Michael Phillips
    3 lawyer answers

    A judgment is not entered until the judge determines the amount owed by the losing party. So if the amount of damages is decided at a later hearing, then a judgment would not be entered until after that hearing. As for the bond, a bond is not required in order to appeal. However, if the losing party appeals and wants to prevent the other side from collecting the judgment against them during the appeal, then they have to post a bond. Then, if the party appealing loses their appeal and...

  5. How can I defend myself against an infringement lawsuit if I feel that I did not do anything wrong?

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Matt Thomas Adamson
    2. Oscar Michelen
    2 lawyer answers

    I would need to see the two works to be able to provide a more complete answer, and I cannot provide legal advice via this process, but generally speaking the e-book author would have to have a registered copyright to file a lawsuit. If he or she has not registered it yet, the author could register it now and then sue. They would have to prove that their work is original. They would have to prove that you had access to their work, and then that your work, or portions of it is substantially...