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No Surprises In Washington Supremes’ Decision in Outsource

Posted August 22, 2014 by Galanda Broadman, PLLC

The Washington State Supreme Court held yesterday that when a tribal corporation contractually waives its sovereign immunity and consents to state court jurisdiction, Washington courts have jurisdiction over lawsuits arising out of that contract.

The Court’s holding in Outsource Services Management, LLC v. Nooksack Business Corporation comes as no surprise—in fact, the Court of Appeals decision below probably should not have been appealed.  But the reasoning employed by the majority to get to this unsurprising result should guide and caution contracting parties operating under Washington law.   

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