Chase Fazio named recipient of South Sound Business 40 Under 40: 2023

Congratulations to Janelle E. Chase Fazio, a true leader of the bar, who has been named a 40 under 40 recipient! Her dedication to upholding the rights of employees and hard work for her clients have paid off, and we couldn’t be more proud of her achievements. Keep up the amazing work! Link to South …

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BCG Obtains $2.5 Million Discrimination Settlement for School Administrator

Trial lawyers Eric D. Gilman and James W. Beck reached a $2.5 million settlement days before a federal jury trial in Seattle, Washington. BCG represented Kristi Smith, an administrator with Clover Park School District No. 400. The lawsuit alleged that Clover Park violated the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Washington Family …

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

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BCG employment lawyers James W. Beck and Janelle E. Chase Fazio won a $2,094,245 jury verdict for 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. The jury rendered its decision …

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Beck Inducted into ABOTA

American Board of Trial Advocates

BCG attorney James W. Beck was voted in as a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates on October 23, 2021. Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges whose members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the …

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Chase Fazio Article on Workplace COVID Accommodations Featured in Trial News

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A socially-distanced tip of the hat to our own Janelle Chase Fazio, whose article about COVID-19 and disability discrimination was featured in the Washington State Association for Justice’s Summer 2021 edition of Trial News. Front page, above the fold! Check it out here: COVID and Failure to Accommodate: How the pandemic has impacted disability discrimination …

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Gilman Prevails in “Robocall” Appeal.

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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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Gilman Joins Emergency Food Network Board.

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Emergency Food Network—whose mission is “to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry”—invited Eric Gilman to join its Board of Directors. EFN is Pierce County’s sole nonprofit food distributor, coordinating more than 80 food pantries and hot meal sites to provide over 18.3 million meals annually …

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

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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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