black-big.pngEarlier today, after improving Adverse Possession Substitute House Bill 1026 by rightfully vesting the power to determine equity with the Courts, as opposed to fact finders, Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1026 was passed handily. For those who are curious, please find the roll call here and overall bill history here. Now onward to the Senate.black-small.png

black-big.pngAfter the initial House Judiciary Committee Hearing on 2011.01.13, Assistant Minority Floor Leader Rep. Matt Shea (R) of Spokane’s 4th Legislative District offered Proposed Substitute HB 1026 – now SHB 1026. Its stated effects were as follows:

Changes the standard of evidence for adverse possession claims to “clear, cogent, and convincing evidence.” Requires adverse

justice-smiles-red-large.pngWashington Real Estate attorney’s may be interested to take note that the WSBA’s Real Property Deskbook series (4th ed. 2010) Vol. 4: Causes of Action, Taxation, Regulation is available now for pre-order.

My library includes Volumes 1-3 in this series. I find these deskbooks to be extremely well thought-through, presented, and most importantly easy to