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Posts for Adrian Urquhart Winder

Further Guidance on Records Requests for “Commercial Purposes”

Public records for "Commercial Purposes"? The Washington Court of Appeals recently addressed another dispute and rejected a union's constitutional privacy argument.

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WA Court Of Appeals Determines When Records "Produced" to Trigger Statute of Limitations

In White v. City of Lakewood (2016), the Court of Appeals applied a form of "mailbox rule" to the state Public Records Act in defining when records have been "produced" sufficient to trigger the PRA's one-year statute of limitations and reiterated that the statute of limitations is not triggered by an invalid claim of exemption.

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Washington Supreme Court Reviews "Other Statute" Exemption in Ruling on Sex Offender Records

In Doe v. Washington State Patrol (2016), the Washington Supreme Court held that the state's community notification statute concerning registered sex offenders is not an "other statute" exemption under the Public Records Act.

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Court of Appeals Reverses Large Public Records Act Penalty Imposed on University of Washington

In Bichindaritz v. University of Washington (2015), the Court of Appeals reversed a penalty against the University of Washington after a trial court found that the university's production of documents was not in good faith and took too long.

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