GLW Ventures LLC v. US Dept. of Agriculture

U.S. District Court, W.D. Washington, Tacoma, Case No. C12-5140 RBL, September 25, 2013: Holds USDA conservation easement either created two lots or owner is entitled to a rescission of easement.

Plaintiff GLW owns 110 acres of undeveloped land located along the Columbia River Gorge, on which its predecessor sold a conservation easement to the United States Forest [...]

Chuckanut Conservancy v Department of Natural Resources

Washington State Court of Appeals Division I, no. 62707-4, May 24, 2010
No environmental impact statement was required for a new management plan for a 4,827 acre forest under Washington state law. The court held that the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) did not err in determining that a new management plan for the 4,827 acre [...]

Lakewood Racquet Club Inc. v Jensen

State of Washington Court of Appeals Division II, No. 38906-1-II, May 18, 2010
In an issue of first impression in Washington the court held an original covenantee lacks standing to enforce restrictive covenants against an original covenantor when the covenantee no longer owns property that the covenants benefit. Covenants in a 1962 deed from Orr to [...]

Committee for The Preservation of The Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building v Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

United States District Court, W.D. Washington
No. C08-1700RSL, March 19, 2010

The court set aside an agreement by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRB) to sell its Seattle branch building, eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The opinion implies that this decision is the first time a court ever set aside agency [...]

Mark Bloome v. Jackson L. Haverly

Court Of Appeals Of Washington, Division 1, Docket Number: 62974-3, January 11, 2010

Regarding a private restrictive covenant, evidence of a party’s unilateral or subjective intent as to the meaning of a covenant word or term is inadmissible. One of the parties submitted a declaration concerning the parties’ personal beliefs as to the scope and meaning of [...]