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The law firm of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Koehler Moore Kahler has worked on behalf of those suffering from wrongful death and catastrophic injuries for over 30 years. These cases are just a few that provide a glimpse at how our attorneys have brought justice to those fighting corporations, the government, insurance companies, and negligent employers. Please also review our Disclaimer.

Ride the Ducks Cases
In Litigation
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. https://www.facebook.com/KING5News/videos/10155112110696476/?hc_ref=ARQcJNj_BxDgFSAGelvVqbIRDb-NP58s4in8KH3ouFmNyywGI7mKM0DqMd_5BtOAYsE&pnref=story 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 to litigate.  The defendants include Ride the Ducks (RTD) Seattle, Ride the Ducks International, ...
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Equifax Data Breach Class Action
In Litigation
https://www.facebook.com/KING5News/videos/10155042618226476/ 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. For those interested in learning more directly from us, please email us at Equifax@Stritmatter.com and read our "FAQs for Interested Clients" at the bottom of the page. Please check back frequently, as we will continue to ...
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Estate of Charleena Lyles v. City of Seattle
In Litigation
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 that reveals that the Seattle Police shot Charleena Lyles seven times are included at the ...
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Nelly (a.k.a.) Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. alleged rape
NOTE: This case is in its earliest stages. Due to the high profile nature of this case, we have created this page to provide relevant articles from the press and various news outlets. Attorneys for alleged rape victim, Nelly lob jobs as Auburn police investigation, Seattle Times, October 10, 2017 ...
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Seriously injured motorcyclist in accident- jury awarded ~$3 million
$2.9 Million
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 Route 14 to a viewpoint overlooking the Klickitat River. When Moothart and another rider got ...
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Otto v. The Boeing Company, Transdigm Group, Inc. and AmSafe, Inc.
Confidential
Ken Otto had just turned 50 years old a few weeks before he was killed on the job on a Boeing plane. Bostin Otto, Ken's son, was 16 years old when he lost his dad. Because of issues discovered with the complex NextGen AmSafe airbag seat belt system on some Boeing planes, Ken was assigned to address the airbags at the Boeing Everett site. Between June 2013 and the date ...
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Hesse, et al. v. Sprint PCS
$20 Million
In the summer of 2014, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan secured a $20 million class action settlement on behalf of hundreds of thousands of mobile phone service customers of Sprint PCS. In 2006, Sprint customers Christopher Hesse and Nathaniel Olsen alleged in a consumer class action lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court and later removed to federal court that Sprint PCS engaged in misleading and illegal billing practices by charging all ...
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Verdicts & Settlements – Sample Cases

$2.9 Million

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 ... Read More
$3.8 Million

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 ... Read More
$10 Million

Owen v. State of Washington

Seattle, Wash - The family members who survived the December 21, 2012 tree fall incident on U.S. 2 have settled their claims against the State of Washington for $10 million ... Read More
$4 Million

Benton v. Kaiser Permanente

Privacy and freedom of choice are sacred commodities in a world that blurs these rights at the foot of governmental and corporate need. To get into a commercial plane, we voluntarily remove our ... Read More
$20 Million

Hesse, et al. v. Sprint PCS

In the summer of 2014, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan secured a $20 million class action settlement on behalf of hundreds of thousands of mobile phone service customers of Sprint PCS. In ... Read More
$1.9 Million

Confidential v. Insurance Company and Law Firm

(January 2014) Confidential settlement for $1.9 million, for an insurance company’s bad faith refusal to settle a claim, forcing its insured through a public jury trial resulting in a huge ... Read More
$1.1 Million

Gamper v. State of Washington

(December 2013) $1.1 million settlement.  Long, deep and wide rut in road on SR 12 caused Plaintiff’s motorcycle to crash resulting in multiple internal injuries and fractures ... Read More
Confidential

Heather Spriggs v. Grays Harbor Community Hospital et....

Twenty-seven year old Heather Spriggs had a complete body when she arrived at Grays Harbor Community Hospital on October 27, 2011. A day and one-half later, she was flown out ... Read More
$4 Million

Lan Remme v. City of Seattle and State of Washington

After years of work and dedication, SKW's team of bicycle accident attorneys secured a significant settlement for Lan Remme. Lan brought suit against the City of Seattle and the State ... Read More
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