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Equifax Data Breach Class Action

Equifax class action lawsuit A Seattle law firm is announcing a class action lawsuit against Equifax after a data breach exposed information of 143 million customers. Posted by KING 5 on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 NOTE: This case has not reached any result as it is still in the earliest stages. However, given the national… Read More

Estate of Charleena Lyles v. City of Seattle

NOTE: This case has not reached any result as it is still in the earliest stages. However, given the national and local interest in the case, we have provided the initial case profile below. Please check back frequently, as we will continue to provide updates by way of this webpage. News articles regarding the autopsy report… Read More

Wuthrich v. King County

The 2016 Wuthrich v. King County decision makes roadways in our state safer for everyone. In a unanimous decision handed down on Wuthrich, the Washington State Supreme Court held that a municipality has a duty to take reasonable steps to address overgrown roadside vegetation that makes the roadway unsafe for drivers approaching an intersection. Wuthrich advances roadway safety for… Read More

Kirkland v. Emhart Glass, S.A.

Michael Kirkland, a resident of Vancouver, Washington, worked at a glass bottle manufacturer, Cameron Glass in Kalama. He was experienced in the glass industry, having worked for about 30 years at two other glass container manufacturing plants. On November 26, 2008, Mike slipped and accidentally fell onto the conveyor. He landed on a red hot bottle,… Read More

Lee v. Willis Enterprises, 194 Wn.App. 394 (2016)

The Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment ruling finding the defendant negligent for sticking a screwdriver into an energized high voltage electrical device. Rejecting the defense argument that the foreseeability of an arc blast and injury to a bystander were questions of fact for the jury, the court held that “it is foreseeable as… Read More

Moothart v. State of Washington

A Thurston County jury awarded a Vancouver man almost $3 million for multiple injuries caused by a pavement edge drop-off on a highway on-ramp. Todd Moothart, a 50-year-old software development engineer, was on a motorcycle ride with two friends on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in September 2013. Their plan was to head east on State… Read More

Ride the Ducks Cases

The firm of Stritmatter Kessler represents the largest number of victims from the September 2015 Ride the Ducks crash. At last count*, our attorneys represent 34 Ride the Ducks victims. The cases involve claims of driver negligence, corporate negligence, product liability, vehicle crashworthiness, negligent highway design, and insurance coverage.  It is complicated and will take years… Read More

Mertlich et al v. Anthem, Inc. class action

Ms. Fleming represents Ms. Mertlich and similarly situated class members in this country’s largest data breach litigation.  Ms. Mertlich’s and similarly situated class members’ Personal Information was compromised as the result of Anthem’s negligence. Anthem’s latest data breach was announced in early 2015, although it had earlier data breaches and audits revealing security issues. The… Read More

Kaufman et al v. Amerigroup Washington (aka “Apple Health”) class action

In 2015, we filed a class action lawsuit against Amerigroup WA (aka “Apple Health”) in the King County Superior Court on behalf of Washington State citizens, who were insured with Apple Health (Amerigroup Washington) and had their Personal Information compromised due to data breach(es). The class action is currently in litigation. If you have questions… Read More

In the News

Our lawyers are no stranger to the local media and news reporters. When there is a catastrophic injury, death or consumer protection case, reporters often turn to lawyers at our firm. Below is a partial list of stories and articles that include interviews of our attorneys and clients. Puyallup police officer’s traffic direction led to deadly… Read More

Baker v. U.S. Legal

When a plaintiff files a lawsuit that an insurance company must defend, justice requires that both parties are charged the same costs for the same services. This includes charges incurred for court reporting (e.g., deposition transcriptions). Washington statute regulates the practice of court reporting. Certified reporters are officers of the court. They have ethical responsibilities to litigants and the bench…. Read More

Renton Theater Shooting Case

On July 20, 2012, 12 innocent people were killed and 70 injured in a Colorado movie theater during a showing of The Dark Knight Arises. The gunman was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. On July 24, 2015, 2 innocent people were killed and 9 injured in a Louisiana movie theater during a showing… Read More

For information on the Equifax Class Action Lawsuit, please click here.
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