Morris v. Blaker

In Morris v. Blaker, 118 Wn.2d 133, 144-45, 821 P.2d 482 (1992), the Court adopted the Mathews formulation, (Mathews v. Eldridge,(1976)) noting due process is a flexible concept calling for procedural protections appropriate to a given situation. The degree of process afforded in a case, according to Morris and Mathews, depends on a balancing of these factors: (1) the private interest to be protected; (2) the risk of erroneous deprivation of the interest by the government's procedures; (3) the government's interest in maintaining the procedures. Morris, 118 Wn.2d at 144-45.