The Firehouse Lawyer Newsletter

Results for newsletters with the topic “Open Public Meetings Act” and the subtopic “Discussions

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We now look to new developments to the long-established Firefighter’s Rule, which is a general rule of non-liability to firefighters, applicable to property owners whose negligence caused the emergency that led to the firefighter’s presence on the property where the fire (or other emergency) occurred; what pre-employment inquiries are or are not permitted under the ADA and WLAD; and we also consider whether study sessions are subject to the OPMA. 05-0620056v05n06jun2005.pdf
Quite often, technology and the law collide, especially on social media, and this may create concerns for open meetings and public records laws; speaking of records, we also discuss the meaning of "transitory records" as that pertains to the records retention schedules; we round out our discussion with a brief analysis of an age-old doctrine of administrative law and arbitration, called "exhaustion." 13-0520155May_2015.pdf
This article discusses proposed legislation that may result in the pro-rationing of junior taxing districts' levies across Washington State; an unpublished court opinion discussing whether an email exchange violated the Open Public Meetings Act; the appointment of auditing officers to pay certain claims prior to Board approval; the burdens of proof in "occupational disease" cases for firefighters seeking L&I benefits; finally, we include our monthly Safety Bill column, which enumerates the importance of safety checklists. 15-0220172February2017FINAL.pdf
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