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Victory x3

SBJ Shareholders Jeff James and Jennifer Parda-Aldrich have closed the book on a business tort case that began in the trial court in 2014 and ended in the Washington Supreme Court nearly three years later.  After being sanctioned repeatedly by the trial court, plaintiff’s counsel had sought to withdraw the case against SBJ’s client without […]

Jeff James Joins the Oregon Bar

It’s official – Jeff James has been admitted to practice in Oregon as of September 5, 2017.  As a result he is available to assist SBJ clients in litigation matters there without having to appear pro hac vice. 

Obama Overtime Rule Set Aside by Texas Court

The same Texas federal district court which temporarily enjoined the Department of Labor’s doubling of the salary levels test on the eve of its implementation in 2016 has determined that the Department of Labor lacked the authority to set the salary thresholds so high.  The rule would have doubled the salary level necessary for exempt […]