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$123 M 
Jury Verdict

Landmark Trial: Seattle Ride the Ducks Aurora Bridge Disaster

$123M Jury Verdict THE WORST MASS TRANSIT DISASTER IN SEATTLE HISTORY On September 24, 2015, the worst mass transit disaster in Seattle history occurred when a Ride the Ducks amphibious vehicle full of tourists suffered a catastrophic axle fracture on the Aurora Bridge and crashed into…
$44.7 M 
Jury Verdict

S. v. Holguin

44.7M Jury Verdict B.S. was 26 when Kelly Holguin failed to yield and turned left in front of his motorcycle. In that instant, B.S.’s future changed completely. An EMT and emergency room tech at Valley Medical Center, B.S. had trained to become a firefighter, had served…
$28 M 

Seward v. State of Washington

On October 12, 2013, Skylar Seward became quadriplegic at the age of 15. She was a backseat passenger in a vehicle that swerved into the median of Interstate-5, sliding along a hazardous earth berm and eventually colliding into an overpass column. WSDOT was expressly directed to…
$10 M 

Black Lives Matter Injured Protesters Lawsuit

City of Seattle Settles Peaceful Protester Lawsuit for $10M A historic legal battle of epic proportions brought by 50 George Floyd/BLM Peaceful Protesters against Seattle and its Police Department has ended.  Yesterday the City agreed to pay $10 Million to settle the case.   After George Floyd…
$3.5 M 

Charleena Lyles v. City of Seattle

$3.5M Settlement On June 18, 2017, Charleena Lyles, a Black pregnant mother experiencing a mental health crisis, called the police for help. Shortly after two SPD officers arrived, they fired their weapons, shooting seven bullets into the front and back of Charleena. She was killed within…
$3.33 M 
Jury Verdict

Civil Murder: Estate of McNamara v. Nessl

$3.33M Jury Verdict On Friday, March 25, 2022, a Grant County jury entered a verdict on a sensational civil murder case, the highest jury verdict ever rendered in Grant County. Tim McNamara (then 66), a small farm operator in Soap Lake, began a romantic relationship with…

Seattle Children’s Hospital Aspergillus Mold

In November 2019, Seattle Children’s Hospital issued a press statement that 14 of its patients had been sickened and six had died due to Aspergillus mold on its premises since 2001. Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore and the John Layman Law Firm filed a lawsuit on December…

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