The Washington State Bar Association Amicus Curiae Brief Committee is considering a request that the WSBA appear as amicus curiae in support of a petition to the Supreme Court for direct review in the case, Dianne Klem, as administrator of the estate of Dorothy Halstein, v. Quality Loan Service Corporation of Washington (a Washington corporation) and Quality Loan Service Corporation (a California corporation). The Committee will consider this request at their regularly scheduled meeting on February 8, 2012. 

The issues that the WSBA is requested to address concern predating and improper notarization of mortgage foreclosure documents. In the subject case, a civil trial resulted in a jury verdict of unfair practices under the Consumer Protection Act, but the Court of Appeals found that the predating and prenotarization was not an unfair act under the CPA and reversed the verdict.      

Any person or entity may submit comments to the Committee and the Board of Governors on whether this request meets the criteria set forth in the WSBA Amicus Curiae Brief Policy. Comments should be addressed to Elizabeth Turner, Assistant General Counsel, Washington State Bar Association, 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539 or to elizabetht@wsba.orgComments must be received by noon Tuesday, February 7, 2012.




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