Kirkland v. Stevens – Washington Supreme Court

Court: Washington Supreme Court
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Case Description:
The State’s witnesses in this fourth degree assault case attended a court ordered deposition but refused to answer questions relevant to what happened on the night of the incident. Later, the same witnesses refused to attend a second deposition.

Amicus Description:
The amicus brief argues that a court of limited jurisdiction should be allowed to dismiss a case based on the conduct of witnesses, who are not parties to the case. 

Parties reached a resolution. The Washington Supreme Court did not hear the case.