No. 55397-6-I.

124 P.3d 314 (2005)

130 Wash.App. 672

Lanette RAMEY, Respondent, v. William KNORR and Nancy Knorr, husband and wife, Appellants.

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 1.

Publication Ordered December 1, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Andrew James Kinstler, Kristen Dorrity, Helsell Fetterman LLP, Seattle, WA, for Appellants.

J.D. Smith, Colin J. Folawn, Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell et al., Seattle, WA, for Respondent.


¶ 1 Insanity and other mental incapacities are not generally recognized as defenses to a claim of negligence.1 Some jurisdictions permit a limited exception to this rule by permitting sudden mental incapacity as a defense for a tortfeasor.2 This defense requires a defendant to establish "(1) [they had] no prior notice or forewarning of [their] potential for becoming disabled, and (2) the disability...

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