Now on to The Hague….
In Crystal Ridge Homeowners Assn v. City of Bothell, 89533-3 (Wash. February 12, 2015), the Washington State Supreme Court held that Snohomish County and its successor the City of Bothell assumed responsibility for maintaining drainage pipes based on a recorded plat that provided drainage easements where the pipes were located were reserved for and granted to Snohomish County. The City of Bothell lost at the trial court, and the Court of Appeals. And now the Supreme Court. Now on to The Hague.
A reminder of how important it is to read plat maps….
About Brian P. McLean
BRIAN P. McLEAN is an attorney and shareholder at Leahy McLean Fjelstad in Seattle, Washington. He concentrates his practice in the area of community association law. He received his law and undergraduate degrees from Seattle University, where he was a member of Law Review, chair of the law school’s Moot Court Board, and commencement speaker for his graduating class.
Brian speaks and writes frequently about community association issues, is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and is a former board member of the Washington State Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (WSCAI) where he served as president from 2009 - 2010. He served previously as chair of WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee, where he worked with state legislators to enact mandatory reserve study legislation in Washington State. Brian is former lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the now defunct Pacific Northwest band the Acetones.
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