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Growing by Leaps and Bounds

Sebris Busto James is pleased to announce that two attorneys have been added to the ranks.  Jason Rossiter recently returned to the firm as a Senior Attorney, having previously worked for SBJ as an Associate Attorney.  Matthew Kelly joins us as an Associate Attorney.   

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Judge Orders Cobalt Mortgage, Inc. to Pay

SBJ Shareholders Darren Feider, Jeff James, and Associate Nate Bailey recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of two former shareholders of Cobalt Mortgage, Inc. (“Cobalt”). The court found Cobalt liable for breach of an agreement in the amount of $544,800.00 plus prejudgment interest at 12% per year. Cobalt was also found liable for the former […]

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Jeff James Named to Who’s Who Legal

SBJ shareholder Jeff James has been named to Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2016. WWL is an international publication featuring “the world’s leading practitioners in this field,” as selected by their peers. In addition to Jeff, for Washington WWL named five partners from the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine and one partner from […]

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SBJ Shareholders to Speak

Sebris Busto James shareholders Darren Feider and Judd Lees will be speaking at an upcoming Sterling Education Services seminar on August 10 in Tacoma, Washington, entitled “The Essentials of Employment Law.” Darren will be speaking on current and future employer requirements under the Affordable Care Act as well as medical and leave issues and Judd […]

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It’s Over

On June 29, 2016, the Washington State Supreme Court denied the plaintiffs’ petition for discretionary review in Lodis v. Corbis Holdings, Inc. In so ruling, the Court shut the book on a lawsuit that spanned eight years, including three trials and two published decisions by the Court of Appeals, Lodis I, 172 Wn. App. 835 (2013) […]

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Persuader Rules—UPDATE

Update: On June 27, 2016 a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction against the Department of Labor’s new “Persuader” rules. The injunction prevents the DOL from enforcing its new rules pending final review by that court, or a higher court. Until that happens, it remains advisable to enter into an engagement agreement […]

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SBJ Super Lawyers

While we think that all of our lawyers and staff at SBJ are super, Thompson Reuters, publishers of “Super Lawyers Magazine,” have specifically recognized shareholders Jillian Barron, Judd Lees, Jeff James, and Ed Taylor in their 2016 Washington Super Lawyers list.

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