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Another Summary Judgment!

Jeff James and Jason Rossiter, assisted by paralegal Tana Daugherty, obtained another summary judgment for our client Confluence Health on August 17, 2018.  The case, Kathy Allstot v. Confluence Health and Central Washington Health Services Association, filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Washington, was brought by a former employee alleging wrongful termination […]

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Judd Lees Speaks at Bellevue Sunrise Rotary Club Meeting

Bellevue Rotarian and SBJ Managing Shareholder Judd Lees spoke at the August 21, 2018 meeting of the Bellevue Sunrise Rotary Club about his nearly 40-year career as a management labor and employment lawyer.  Entitled “Dual Gates, Philadelphia Lawyers and Other Stories from the Picket Lines,” Judd discussed the potential changes in federal labor law under […]

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Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes Six SBJ Attorneys for 2019

Best Lawyers in America has released its list of honorees for 2019. Sebris Busto James is pleased to announce that SBJ shareholders Jillian Barron, Darren Feider, Jeff James, and Judd Lees, along with Of Counsel Bob Sebris and Ed Taylor, have made this exclusive peer-reviewed list.  The firm’s shareholders are recognized for their expertise in Employment […]

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Summary Judgment Granted

Jeff James and Tina Aiken, assisted by paralegal Tana Daugherty, obtained summary judgment for our client Confluence Health on July 3, 2018.  Plaintiff Wendy Willey, the former lab director for Confluence Health, resigned from her position in January 2017 following an investigation.  She later attempted to rescind her resignation after meeting with an attorney. She […]

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Persuader Rule Revision is Rescinded

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule rescinding a proposed Obama-era change to the so-called “persuader” requirements of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.  Under the proposed change, the “advice” exemption, which allows attorneys, third-party advisors and trade organizations, to provide guidance to employers on labor law and […]

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Case Dismissed

Jeff James and Matt Kelly have succeeded in having all claims dismissed against our client in a multi-party case involving claims for wrongful termination, defamation, and violation of the equal pay act.  The case, Fowler v. Mission Support Alliance, et al. was filed by the former in-house counsel for Mission Support Alliance.  In addition to […]

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Sebris Busto James is Super

The 2018 Edition of Super Lawyers magazine has named Jeff James, Ed Taylor, Jillian Barron, Judd Lees, and Bob Sebris as “Super Lawyers” in the practice areas of Labor & Employment, as well as Employment Litigation: Defense.  Attorneys selected as Super Lawyers must meet the highest standards of professional achievement, as measured by both their […]

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SBJ Is Pleased to Welcome Amy Jungwirth

Sebris Busto James welcomes attorney Amy Jungwirth.  Amy attended the University of California Davis School of Law after attending the University of Washington, where she was named a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  While at UC Davis she was Staff Editor of the Business Law Journal.  Before joining SBJ, Amy worked as staff counsel in […]

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Associate Matt Kelly Completes 2018 Boston Marathon

On a cold, wet and windy Monday, April 16, 2018, SBJ Associate Matt Kelly took to the field and completed the famous Boston Marathon.  Despite withering conditions which caused many to drop out, Matt joined fellow racers from every state in the U.S. and many international competitors racing from the start in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, down […]

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Jeff James and Matt Lynch to Speak at WSHHRA Conference

SBJ Shareholders Jeff James and Matt Lynch will be teaming up once again to present at the Washington State Healthcare HR Association Spring Conference.  Jeff will be providing an update on changes to employment laws and strategies for avoiding litigation.  Matt will be speaking on the newly configured National Labor Relations Board and labor relations […]

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