Update on the New Ceiling for Arbitration Awards in Washington

Suzanne PierceHeather Beasley Washington State’s statute regarding jurisdictional limits for mandatory arbitration of civil suits, RCW 7.06.020, was amended earlier this year to allow counties to impose mandatory arbitration on civil cases in which the plaintiff sought $100,000 or less (previously $50,000 or less). This …

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Washington Governor Signs EHB 1128 Expanding Mandatory Arbitration Rules

Pursuant to previous update, both houses of the Washington legislature passed a bill which substantially changes Washington mandatory civil arbitration (MAR). Most notably, the bill increases the damages ceiling on MAR cases from $50,000 to $100,000. As expected, the bill was subsequently signed into law by Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

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