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
  • 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

    …% of the vote. In Indianapolis, voters passed a smaller transportation bill with 57.8% of the vote. Other measures were on the ballot in Charleston, Seattle, the Detroit metropolitan area, Flagstaff, Spokane and Atlanta. (Early election results suggest that measures in Sacramento and San Diego narrowly failed.) Beyond the local ballot referenda, we also…

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

    …, Gallia Graeca Shipping Ltd., were found guilty of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, falsification of official records and fraud. On October 21st, a U.S. District Court judge fined the companies $1.3 million. At trial, evidence revealed that the cargo ship M/V Gallia Graeca travelled from China to Seattle in October 2015. During…

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

    … swindler in U.S. history. The downfall of Madoff spawned hundreds of lawsuits including several accounting malpractice suits. One of those cases is headed to trial this week. A group of investors who lost money they had invested with FutureSelect Portfolio Management sued Ernst & Young over E & Y’s audit of a Madoff feeder fund. Efforts…

    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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