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Amicus briefs filed by our attorneys sway judicial decision making. In a recent Washington Supreme Court case, NWCLC was cited for providing information relied upon by the court.
Young v. Toyota Motor Sales
In Young v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., 196 Wash.2d 310 (2020), our colleagues at Terrell Marshall Law Group volunteered to write an amicus brief on behalf of NWCLC advocating for fair development of Washington's Consumer Protection Act. The Washington Supreme Court reversed a court of appeals decision finding that false statements by a car dealership were not material to the consumer, declaring "Buyer beware is not the law in the State of Washington."
City of Seattle v. Long
In City of Seattle v. Long, NWCLC teamed up with Northwest Justice Project to urge the Washington Supreme Court to find that the homestead exemption automatically applies to personal property used as a residence. Mr. Long lived in his vehicle until the City of Seattle towed it away and violated his homestead rights. The Court heard oral argument in this case on March 17, 2021.
Ten Bridges v. Guandai
Ten Bridges v. Guandai addressed post-foreclosure equity skimming scams targeting people of color. The Court of Appeals cited our amicus brief in its decision upholding homeowners' rights after foreclosure. NWCLC is grateful for their colleagues at Northwest Justice Project and Jensen Morse Baker PLLC for drafting this important brief.
Copper Creek v. Kurtz
In Copper Creek v. Kurtz, we argue for the Washington Supreme Court to grant review of an important issue affecting Washington consumers: how the bankruptcy discharge effects the statute of limitations of a mortgage. We advocate for the enforcement of statute of limitations when a borrower made their last payment on their mortgage prior to the bankruptcy discharge, over six years ago. This matter is currently pending before the Washington Supreme Court.