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AGO Opinions with Topic: TORT LIABILITY
AGO 1979 No. 9 >  April 20, 1979
RAILROADS - MOTOR VEHICLES - TORT LIABILITY - STREETS - ROADS - APPLICABILITY OF RCW 81.48.010 TO PRIVATE ROAD CROSSINGS
RAILROADS ‑- MOTOR VEHICLES ‑- TORT LIABILITY ‑- STREETS ‑- ROADS ‑- APPLICABILITY OF RCW 81.48.010 TO PRIVATE ROAD CROSSINGS The provisions of RCW 81.48.010, requiring trains to ring their bells or sound their whistles prior to crossing a traveled road or street, are not applicable where only a private road is involved.
AGO 1957 No. 93 >  July 9, 1957
PAROLE AND PROBATION OFFICERS - TORT LIABILITY
PAROLE AND PROBATION OFFICERS ‑- TORT LIABILITY (1) An officer or employee of the state would be liable for the consequences of his own wrongful or negligent acts in the operation of a state‑owned car.(2) A state parole or probation officer has the duty safely to transport a parolee or probationer in a state owned car, and would be liable for injuries due to his actionable negligence.
AGLO 1982 No. 24 >  October 4, 1982
MOTOR VEHICLES - FUNERAL DIRECTORS - HIGHWAYS - TORT LIABILITY
MOTOR VEHICLES PARTICIPATING IN FUNERAL PROCESSIONS (1) Motor vehicles otherwise lawfully participating in a funeral procession, whether or not accompanied by escort vehicles, are required to obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto unless the particular funeral procession is escorted or controlled by a traffic or police officer who otherwise directs. (2) A county or city ordinance purporting to provide an exemption for funeral processions not provided for by the state motor vehicle code would be invalid.
AGLO 1978 No. 5 >  February 28, 1978
TORT LIABILITY - POTENTIAL STATE LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH PROPOSED DAM SAFETY INSPECTION PROGRAM
TORT LIABILITY ‑- POTENTIAL STATE LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH PROPOSED DAM SAFETY INSPECTION PROGRAM If the state of Washington were to assume responsibility, by law, for inspecting and approving the operation of nonfederal dams, it would then follow that the State could, in a given case, be held liable ". . . for the failure of the dam which had been inspected and approved."
AGO 2014 No. 3 >  February 5, 2014
TORT LIABILITY - EMERGENCIES - VOLUNTEERS - EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
Immunity From Liability For Acts Of Covered Volunteer Emergency Workers
 
An organization that sponsors a team of its members to act as covered volunteer emergency workers is immune from liability under RCW 38.52.180(3)(d) or (f) only if the organization is the employer of the covered volunteer emergency workers or is a local organization (created by a county, city, or town) that registered the covered volunteer emergency workers.  
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