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$31,240,547

Jury damages verdict for paralyzed skier (reduced for comparative fault and inherent risk).

$31,240,547

Trial Counsel for a paralyzed skier against Ski Lifts Inc. The jury returned a verdict in the plaintiff’s favor after proving that the resort was negligent in its construction of a man-made ski jump and in its failure to respond to repeated prior injuries and specific warnings by other customers. Salvini v. Ski Lifts Inc., King County Superior Court Cause No. 05-2-13652-9. The verdict was reduced by 55 percent for combination of comparative fault and the inherent risks of skiing. The case was appealed and affirmed by Division I of the Court of Appeals. Salvini v. Ski Lifts, Inc., 2008 WL 4616708 (2008). Review was subsequently denied by Washington State Supreme Court. Represented 28,000 former students of Washington-based Business Computer Training Institute (“BCTI”) in class action regarding educational services provided by school. Wright v. BCTI, Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 05-2-05763-2.

$13,250,000

Settlement in class action against for-profit school.

$13,250,000

Represented 28,000 former students of Washington-based Business Computer Training Institute (“BCTI”) in class action regarding educational services provided by school. Wright v. BCTI, Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 05-2-05763-2.

$5,800,000

Jury verdict for whistleblower pharmaceutical sales rep.

$5,800,000

$4,370,000

Jury verdict for family of slain Rainer, Washington resident

$4,370,000

Trial Counsel for family of slain Rainier, Washington resident in wrongful death action. Keith v. Skewis, Thurston County Superior Court Cause No. 06-2-01220-5.

$3,044,014

Judgment for construction worker injured in fall at unsafe worksite.

$3,044,014

Represented construction worker injured in fall resulting from unsafe work site. Later filed subsequent insurance bad faith lawsuit after an assignment of interests against insurance company. Rosales-Guzman v. Spruce Hills, LLC, Snohomish County Superior Court No. 11-2-04773-1; Rosales-Guzman v. Lloyd’s Syndicate 2112, King County Superior Court No. 12-2-28503-9; Lloyd’s Syndicate 2112 v. Lasher, 2:14-cv-00917-JCC (“After incurring substantial fees and costs to defend the lawsuit, Lloyds paid Guzman the sum of $3,000,000 to settle the lawsuit.”).

$3,040,000

Settlement for young man seriously injured on public property.

$3,040,000

Represented young man seriously injured from a fall on the Riverfront Renaissance Trail along the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington. Barnard v. City of Vancouver, et al., Clark County Superior Court Cause No. 08-2-08484-5.

$1,800,000

Settlement against former managers accused of mismanaging a significant rental complex.

$1,800,000

Settlement as litigation counsel hired by a court-appointed receiver to represent an LLC against former managers accused of mismanaging a significant rental complex. The lawsuit alleged embezzlement, self-dealing, violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act, negligence, and breaches of various contractual and fiduciary duties. The case settled through mediation one month before trial with affirmative dispositive motions pending. Johnson Invs. Co./Forest Park Estates, LLC v. Johnson, Case No. 17-2-08620-2 (Pierce Cnty. Sup. Ct. 2017).

$1,600,000

Settlement in age discrimination suit against county.

$1,600,000

Represented four former employees asserting that the chief deputy prosecutor showed favoritism to younger employees, subjected older employees to condescending, hostile and demeaning conduct, and made ageist comments. Clallam County. Case v. Clallam County, Jefferson County Superior Court Cause No. 09-2-00072-6.

$1,567,323

Judgment in disability discrimination case against Wal-Mart.

$1,567,323

Represented a former Walmart pharmacist in a multi-week jury trial. The employee had longstanding disabilities due to cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis and was not provided accommodations but instead terminated from employment. Jacobs v. Walmart Stores Inc, W.D. Wash. Cause No. 3:17-cv-05988-RJB.

$1,357,776

Jury verdicts and judgments against mental health facility.

$1,357,776

Represented a Registered Nurse who was retaliated against by Western State Hospital and denied access to public records. Boyd v. W. State Hosp., Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 12 2 07223-5; Boyd v. W. State Hosp., 187 Wn. App. 5 (2015); Boyd v. W. State Hosp., Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 14-2-05677-5; and Boyd v. W. State Hosp., Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 14-2-08149-4.

$1,106,094

Judgment following jury verdict in retaliation case.

$1,106,094

Represented a former Western State Hospital employee in a four-week jury trial. The employee, a mandatory reporter, was demoted and then terminated after reporting expired meat he thought would be served to a vulnerable adult population. The suit sought damages against the State for retaliation. After the verdict, the Court entered an injunction to ensure the Hospital changes policies on retaliation. Quayle v. State of Washington, Pierce County Superior Court Case No.: 15-2-05962-4.