Monday Morning Mash-up: April 23, 2012

I think I may have to just change the name of this feature to Monday Afternoon Mash-up. Or I need to stop staying up so late on Sunday nights. But what am I supposed to do when TNT is showing the Dark Knight and Watchmen back-to-back? What am I supposed to do!?!?

Anyway… it’s a good Monday for music because Fiona Apple has released the first song off her forthcoming album The Idler Wheel. It’s been seven years since her last album and goodness, that’s a long time. Thanks to Pitchfork for the link:

Every Single Night

If, for some reason, that doesn’t work, then just click here for the new song. And while you’re clicking things, how about going over to Facebook and hitting “Like” on the Ziff Blog Facebook page. All the cool kids are doing it! (All eleven of them, that is.)

I know, I know, you’re wondering when I’m going to get to the Court of Appeals cases from last week. Well, here you go:

Angelo Property Co. v. Maged Hafiz (Division 2, April 17, 2012) — on the limited jurisdiction of superior courts in unlawful detainer actions.

Birnbaum v. Pierce County (Division 1, April 16, 2012) — on the proper timing and procedure for filing claims against state agencies seeking damages based on delays in issuing permits. (Wow, that may be the least interesting summary ever.)

Washington State Department of Transportation v. Marine Employees Commission (Division 2, April 18, 2012) — on the authority of an arbitrator to award attorneys’ fees in a labor dispute where the parties collective bargaining agreement specifically states each party should pay its own fees.

It was a light week at the Court of Appeals on the civil side of the docket. But there were interesting happenings in the superior court and the Supreme Court. So if you missed it, you should check out my write-up of KOMO News’s public records litigation against the Seattle Police Department regarding dash-cam videos and the Supreme Court’s view that plaintiffs should be able to sit on their hands for five years without fearing a dismissal for failure to prosecute.


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