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Litigation

In re The Petition of Whidbey Island Auto Group, LLC d/b/a Whidbey Island Mazda*

Successfully represented Mazda Motor of America, Inc. in relation to a petition Whidbey Island Mazda filed with the Office of Administrative Hearings to protest its closed-doors termination by Mazda. (2011)

In re WSB Financial Group Securities Litigation*

Defended an underwriter in a class action lawsuit in the Western District of Washington that alleged violations of §§ 11 and 15 of the Securities Act. Filed a motion to dismiss the claims asserted against our client, which was quickly followed by a settlement while the motion remained pending. (2010)

Norman v. Brust Development Company LLC, et al

Represented commercial real estate owner in Snohomish County Superior Court in a dispute regarding tenant’s contractual obligations under a multi-year lease. Following mediation, a settlement was reached on favorable terms. (2009)

1492 Crawford Place LLC v. Perovich*

Brought successful declaratory judgment and breach of contract claims against office building owner when the owner refused to allow client to exercise its right to purchase the office building at the expiration of its lease term. (2007)

Kary v. Wells Fargo Financial Bank*

Counsel for Wells Fargo Financial Bank in an adversary in bankruptcy proceeding in the Eastern District of Washington that concluded with a settlement on favorable terms. (2007)

Maria C. Federici v. UHI, et al*

Trial counsel for defendant Capron Holdings in a high profile multi-million dollar personal injury/product liability case. Obtained a defense verdict for the client after a six week trial. (2007)

Stephan v. Five Diamonds LLC, d/b/a Jiffy Lube*

Represented Five Diamonds LLC in a putative nationwide Jiffy Lube defendant class action pending in federal court in the Western District of Washington. A Washington class action settlement of this case was reached on favorable terms. (2007)

Inland Joseph Fruit Co. v. Halverson Applegate*

Represented national accounting firm in a King County Superior Court case arising out of the sale of a company's assets. Drafted dispositive motions that eliminated claims pending against accounting firm. While a motion was pending for discretionary review by the Washington Court of Appeals on the sole remaining claim, a settlement was reached on favorable terms. (2006)

Kerzman & Brostrom v. NCH*

Represented NCH through discovery and numerous motions in successful defense of a product liability case brought in federal court in the Western District of Washington. The case involved alleged inadequate warnings related to the use of a commercial carpet cleaning product by an industrial user. (2006)

Menzie v. U-Haul Co. of Washington*

Took over representation and successfully defended case pending in Whitman County Superior Court alleging negligent maintenance and repair of a U-Haul truck. (2006)

Trimble v. Holmes Harbor*

Successfully defended Prudential Securities in a class action securities lawsuit suit brought by purchasers of municipal bonds. (2005)
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm
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