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Charge Dismissed

Jeff James obtained the dismissal of an EEOC Charge filed against a global client by a rejected candidate.  The candidate had sought a director-level position but did not suitably impress leadership that he was suited for the role.  Instead, he was offered a different role with a slightly lower compensation package than he was expecting.  […]

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Read All About It – SBJ Secures Appellate Victory!

Shareholders Darren Feider and Jennifer Parda-Aldrich secured a significant appellate victory on behalf of our clients—contractors and subcontractors who perform public works projects—with an order by Division II of the Washington State Court of Appeals ruling that the Washington State prevailing wage law is unconstitutional.  Appealing a trial court decision ruling in favor of the […]

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The Best for You

SBJ Shareholders Jeff James and Darren Feider, and Of Counsel Jillian Barron and Ed Taylor, have been selected by their peers for recognition of their professional excellence in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.©  The specific areas where recognition was awarded are: Employment Law – Management Labor Law – Management Litigation – […]

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Super News!

Managing Shareholder Jeff James and Of Counsel Ed Taylor and Jillian Barron have once again been named Super Lawyers for 2021.  Ed and Jillian were named for Employment and Labor; Jeff was named for Employment: Litigation Defense.

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SBJ Ranked in Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners, an international legal research firm, has once again recognized Sebris Busto James and Managing Partner Jeff James in its top tier rankings for Labor & Employment for Washington. Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables.  Read more at Sebris Busto James, Labor […]

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Powerful Arguments

Senior Counsel Jason Rossiter and Managing Shareholder Jeff James recently delivered some good news to our client that had been accused of wrongfully terminating an employee.  After engaging in significant discovery efforts, they filed a motion for summary judgment.  The night before the deadline for plaintiff’s response, his counsel wrote to say that rather than […]

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A Permanent Solution to a Pesky Problem

After an employee quit to join a competitor, taking with him the client’s trade secrets and confidential information, Associate Matt Kelly and Managing Shareholder Jeff James jumped in to help fix things.  It was not easy or quick, but in the end they were able to connect the evidentiary dots in a way that lead […]

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Smoking Gun Leads to Dismissal

Managing Shareholder Jeff James and Senior Counsel Jason Rossiter teamed up to obtain the dismissal with prejudice of federal False Claims Act allegations against our client.  Through tenacious and widespread discovery efforts, Jason and Jeff uncovered a “smoking gun” in the plaintiff’s past employment.  Shortly after this discovery was shared with plaintiff’s counsel, the federal […]

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Now, it’s up to the jury

Jeff James has wrapped up another tour of duty reviewing and revising the Washington Practice Instructions, or “WPI’s” as they are commonly referred to by courts and counsel.  For over ten years Jeff has served on a blue-ribbon panel whose task is to review and update the WPIs used as model jury instructions in employment […]

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