Seattle (pronounced [siːˈætɫ̩] see-AT-əl or [siːˈæɾɫ̩]) is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County, in the U.S. state of Washington. With an estimated 634,535 residents as of 2012, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. The Seattle metropolitan area of around 3.5 million inhabitants is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city is situated on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border.
Posts about Seattle
    • EEOC’s Public Portal online now

      Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched an EEOC Public Portal to provide online access to individuals inquiring about discrimination. “This secure online system makes the EEOC and an individual’s charge information available wherever and whenever it is most convenient for that individual,” said EEOC Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic.

      Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 11 readers -
  • Bicyclist hit by valet driver shares safety tips for the road and the courtroom

    … A jury recently awarded our clients, Thyce and Amy Colyn, $38.25 million, after a hotel valet driver using an illegal shortcut to cross a one-way street broadsided Thyce and permanently injured him as he cycled home from work on his bike. Before the accident, the valet’s employer, Standard Parking, had started parking downtown Seattle hotel…

    Luvera Law Firm- 19 readers -
  • $38 Million Verdict for Bicyclist Hit by Valet Driver

    … We are proud to announce that today a jury awarded our client a $38 million verdict, after he was hit on his bicycle by a valet driver using an illegal shortcut to cross a one-way street in downtown Seattle. The valet driver’s company, Standard Parking, knew that its drivers were regularly taking the shortcut despite complaints, and turned…

    Luvera Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • Red State, Blue State – Construction Whistleblowers Can Rejoice

    … so – all in an effort to improperly advance their own private financial interests, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will pursue all appropriate criminal and civil sanctions.” Many would-be whistleblowers have been afraid to step forward. Even though the federal False Claims Act has powerful anti-retaliation provisions, people remained afraid. Until now…

    Due Diligence- 17 readers -
  • Ship Pollution Cases Increasing, Whistleblower Awards

    …, that is almost 8 times as much oil as was spilled by the Exxon Valdez several years ago. Seamen, officers and engineers are eligible for awards. If you know of a ship illegally discharging pollutants into the water, you could earn the next award. U.S. law may also protect you from retaliation and can pay double lost wages and legal fees too…

    Due Diligence- 9 readers -
  • $128 Million Accounting Malpractice Trial Begins!

    … also don’t think that Madoff’s fraud was all that sophisticated. Bold? Yes! Huge? Absolutely! But not sophisticated or hard to detect. The trial, which is in Seattle, could take several weeks. It is one we will be watching closely. Businesses and investors often rely on auditors when making investment decisions. Our hearts are with the investors…

    Legal Malpractice - Chris Trebatoski- 36 readers -
  • Zero Traffic Fatalities Plan

    … city engineering, speed limits, pedestrian and cyclist facilities, safety education, and traffic enforcement. Plans to eliminate traffic deaths have seen some success around the world. In 1997, Sweden passed its Vision Zero Initiative, which planned to end traffic fatalities by 2020. Although Sweden has yet to reach their goal, traffic deaths…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
  • Developer Gets Prison in Tax Evasion Case

    … In the few weeks before the traditional tax due date of April 15th, IRS agents and Justice Department are pushing as many cases into court as possible. The reason is simple. Big tax evasion headlines “scare” people who are otherwise tempted to cheat on their taxes. One Seattle businessman, however, got caught and is now going to spend the next…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
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