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

    … related to the charge from the agency and check on the status of his or her charge. These features are available for newly filed charges and charges that were filed on or after Jan. 1, 2016 that are in investigation or mediation. Five EEOC offices (Charlotte, Chicago, New Orleans, Phoenix and Seattle) piloted the new system for six months. Feedback…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 12 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

    … knew that its drivers were shuffling cars between downtown garages, regularly taking the shortcut despite complaints about the route, but turned a blind eye to the practice until it was too late. The plaintiff, Thyce Colyn, was an avid cyclist who had logged over 200,000 miles on his bike. As he rode home from work along 8th Avenue by the Convention…

    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

    … companies cut corners and dump oily waste at sea. Under the MARPOL treaty and Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, dumping untreated oily waste or bilge water is a crime. Workers who report these violations, however, are entitled to large whistleblower awards. Earlier this summer, ship operator, Angelakos (Hellas) S.A., and the vessel’s owner…

    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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