The legislature has apparently abolished the operation of the ancient doctrine of sovereign immunity in Washington with a recently enacted statute. This abolition may be partial, however, and its full effect cannot be predicted with certainty. Much of this uncertainty is caused by the history of sovereign immunity, both in the State of Washington and elsewhere.
John W. Richards,
Torts: Abolition of Sovereign Immunity in Washington,
36 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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