BCG Obtains $2.1 Million Verdict for Female Nurses Assaulted by Patient

A Pierce County jury awarded $2,094,245 to four female nurses who were violently assaulted by a Western State Hospital patient. The claims brought under the Washington Law Against Discrimination included gender-based hostile work environment, failure to reasonably accommodate disabilities, and retaliation. BCG trial attorneys James W. Beck and Janelle E. Chase Fazio represented the women …

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Gilman Prevails in “Robocall” Appeal.

The Washington Supreme Court declined further review of a case involving auto-dialed, pre-recorded “robocalls,” letting stand two lower court rulings that the calls violated Washington’s Consumer Protection Act. Eric Gilman represented the group of plaintiffs who received the nuisance calls to their cell phones ahead of the 2016 election. The trial court not only found …

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Chase Receives WSAJ’s 2020 “Ready to Soar” Award.

The Washington State Association for Justice presented Janelle Chase Fazio with the 2020 “Ready to Soar” Award for her substantial contributions to her community, WSAJ’s mission of promoting the right to trial by jury, and her clients. WSAJ—the Pacific Northwest’s oldest and largest civil justice advocacy organization—recognized Janelle for her tireless work advancing the rights …

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