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Division 1 Court of Appeals

Virginia Mason Medical Center v Michael K. Snyder. This discretionary review raises whether defense counsel in a personal injury lawsuit is prohibited from ex parte communications with plaintiff’s non-party treating physicians, who are former hospital employees whose care at issue; if so, whether prejudice is required for sanctions for violations; and whether and to what extent a hospital’s quality improvement (QI) committee member’s participation in the litigation precludes the hospital’s assertion of the QI privilege. COA #835262. King County Superior Court #19-2-06639-3 SEA.