At this years annual convention, the Washington State Association for Justice elected SGB attorney Rebecca Roe as its new president. WSAJ President Rebecca Roe
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On June 25, 2012, the City of Seattle agreed to settle Martin Monetti’s claims against the Seattle Police Department, Shandy Cobane and Mary Woollum for $150,000. Mr. Monetti claimed that he was subjected to excessive force and racial slurs and that SPD’s culture tolerates use of force and discrimination. The settlement was reached only three…
On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. SGB is honored to have participated in this historic decision by representing Washington’s Governor, Christine Gregoire, as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the case. View Governor Christine Gregoire Press Conference here.
Ruling allows excessive-force and discrimination claims to be heard by jurors. See related articles: • Seattle Times • Seattle P-I
The harsh criticism comes amid delicate talks to reach an out-of-court settlement to curb excessive force by officers. Read the entire article
SGB Attorney Lorena González will be honored Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Thomas C. Wales Foundation's 10th Anniversary Night Among Heroes for her extraordinary civic and legal work. www.walesfoundation.org
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Governor Chris Gregoire gave a special "thank you" to the Law Firm of Schroeter Goldmark & Bender and their attorneys for their tireless efforts to defend the law. Pictured left to right: Rebecca Roe, William Rutzick, Governor Gregoire, Adam Berger, Kristin Houser and Ann O'Neil (SGB paralegal). Gregoire Statement on Amicus Brief
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