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Who Pays Reet On Your Street: Washington State's Real Estate Excise Tax In Light Of The 1991 Corporate Transfer Act And Beyond—How Can The Legislature Solve Deer Park Pine?, Georges H.G. Yates Jan 1992

Who Pays Reet On Your Street: Washington State's Real Estate Excise Tax In Light Of The 1991 Corporate Transfer Act And Beyond—How Can The Legislature Solve Deer Park Pine?, Georges H.G. Yates

Seattle University Law Review

This Comment aims to give the reader a complete understanding of Washington’s Real Estate Excise Tax. Further, this Comment advocates replacing the current law. Specifically, this Comment argues that REET is in desperate need of repair; it then considers the options available to the Washington State Legislature in 1993. The Comment concludes that, with a few important alternations, the solution lies in a proposal that died in the House Revenue Committee in 1992.


A Buyer's Catalogue Of Prepurchase Precautions To Minimize Cercla Liability In Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Geoffrey Douglas Patterson Jan 1992

A Buyer's Catalogue Of Prepurchase Precautions To Minimize Cercla Liability In Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Geoffrey Douglas Patterson

Seattle University Law Review

Because the cost and incidence of hazardous waste contamination are soaring and because the courts favor broad interpretations of CERCLA's liability provisions, counsel for prospective purchasers of commercial real estate must take certain prepurchase precautions to minimize potential CERCLA liability. This Comment pro- vides practical suggestions as to the aim and form of those precautions. In Part II, this Comment first examines the basic statutory framework and liability scheme of CERCLA. Part III discusses the common law principles of successor liability and their relation to CERCLA's liability mechanism. Finally, in Part IV, this Comment presents a variety of ...


It Walks Like A Duck, Talks Like A Duck, . . . But Is It A Duck? Making Sense Of Substantial Similarity Law As It Applies To User Interfaces , Ellen M. Bierman Jan 1992

It Walks Like A Duck, Talks Like A Duck, . . . But Is It A Duck? Making Sense Of Substantial Similarity Law As It Applies To User Interfaces , Ellen M. Bierman

Seattle University Law Review

This Comment recommends how courts should apply the substantial similarity analysis to user interfaces. Specifically, this Comment (1) delineates the state of the law in the Ninth Circuit and explains how the recent changes should be interpreted with respect to user interfaces; (2) establishes an analytic framework for evaluating proposed substantial similarity tests through the enumeration of a set of goals specific to user interfaces; and (3) uses this analytic framework to evaluate and endorse a test that applies traditional copyright doctrine to a logical and consistent manner.