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WAC 208-680-570

When must I notify the department about a civil lawsuit, criminal complaint, or administrative action against me or my escrow officers or employees?

You must, within twenty-four hours after service or discovery of a civil lawsuit, criminal complaint, or administrative action, notify the department. The notices must contain the following:
(1) For any civil lawsuit, the subject matter of the lawsuit. You must provide the department with a copy of the lawsuit when one becomes available, regardless of any pending appeal.
(2) For any criminal complaint, information, indictment, or conviction (including a plea of guilty or nolo contendere) for a felony or a gross misdemeanor involving dishonesty, the subject matter of the action. You must provide the department with a copy of the criminal complaint, information, indictment, or conviction when one becomes available, regardless of any pending appeal.
(3) For the entry of a civil court order, verdict, or judgment, against you in any court of competent jurisdiction in which the subject matter involves any escrow or business related activity, the subject matter of the action, regardless of any pending appeal.
(4) For any administrative action or Washington state bar association disciplinary action taken against you, an escrow officer or any of your employees for subject matter involving escrow or related business activities, the subject matter of the action. You must provide the department with a copy of the action when one becomes available, regardless of any pending appeal.
(5) If any of the above described actions involves your employee notifying the department under this section does not change your responsibilities under WAC 208-680-275.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040 and 18.44.410. WSR 13-24-022, § 208-680-570, filed 11/22/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040 and chapter 18.44 RCW (as amended by 2010 c 34). WSR 10-20-124, § 208-680-570, filed 10/5/10, effective 11/5/10.]
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