If the service member or his or her dependent is a codefendant with others who are not in military service and who are not entitled to the relief and protections provided under this chapter, the plaintiff may proceed against those other defendants with the approval of the court.

Terms Used In Washington Code 38.42.080

  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • member: refers to a soldier or airman of the organized militia. See Washington Code 38.04.010
  • military: refers to any or all of the armed forces. See Washington Code 38.04.010
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.