july 2018 bar bulletin
Editor’s Note: We have selected two cases for this month’s review.
Lyft Inc. and Rasier LLC v. City of Seattle
No. 94026-6; May 31 (5-4)1
Court’s Summary and Holding:
This case is before the court on direct review of a King County Superior Court order enjoining the release of records the trial court concluded were trade secrets under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), ch. 19.108 RCW. We must decide whether records containing trade secrets are categorically excluded from public disclosure under the Public Records Act (PRA), ch. 42.56 RCW. We hold that they are not. Applying the injunction standard set forth in RCW 42.56.540, such records may...