WSR 03-15-077

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ July 11, 2003 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENTS TO RAP 18.1(b) )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-776


The Court having determined that a proposed amendment to RAP 18.1(b) will aid in the prompt and orderly administration of justice;

Now, therefore, it is hereby

ORDERED:

(a) That the amendment as attached hereto is adopted.

(b) That the amendment will be published in the Washington Reports and will become effective September 1, 2003.

DATED at Olympia, Washington this 11th day of July 2003.
Alexander, C.J.


Johnson, J.


Bridge, J.


Madsen, J.


Chambers, J.


Sanders, J.


Owens, J.


Ireland, J.


Fairhurst, J.



RAP 18.1

ATTORNEY FEES AND EXPENSES



(a) Generally. If applicable law grants to a party the right to recover reasonable attorney fees or expenses on review before either the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court, the party must request the fees or expenses as provided in this rule, unless a statute specifies that the request is to be directed to the trial court.

(b) Argument in Brief. The party must devote a section of the its opening brief to the request for the fees or expenses. Requests made at the Court of Appeals will be considered as continuing requests at the Supreme Court. The request should not be made in the cost bill. In a motion on the merits pursuant to rule 18.14, the request and supporting argument must be included in the motion if the requesting party has not yet filed a brief.

(c) - (j) Unchanged.

Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above material occurred in the copy filed by the State Supreme Court and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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