16
Aug

A previous post addressed the situation where individuals other than the deponent, court reporter, and counsel attend a deposition at the invitation without notice to the other side. In short, while the best practice is to provide advance notice to opposing counsel, there are no clear prohibitions.

11
Aug

SBW Dominates Top 100

We try to be modest (at least as modest as trial lawyers can be). But we can’t help but mention this: all five of our firm’s partners were named as Washington SuperLawyers for 2017 (Dave Bruce, Jim Savitt, Michele Stephen, Steve Willey and Miles Yanick), and four made the list of the Top 100 lawyers in Washington.

08
Aug

Geekwire sought out SBW partner Steve Willey’s experience and expertise for its recent article on Amazon’s decisions about when to seek to enforce the non-competition provisions in its employment agreements.

05
Jun

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP Partners with IR Global

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP has been selected by IR Global as the professional-service network's exclusive Commercial Litigation member in Washington.  With this partnership, Savitt Bruce & Willey is placed to not only serve the litigation needs of other IR Global partners with disputes in our market but to also confidently match our clients with the services they ...

01
Jun

David Bruce, Stephen Willey, and James Savitt have all been ranked as “Leaders in their Field” in Washington General Commercial Litigation.

19
May

It is important to understand the difference between a contractual provision requiring mediation or arbitration and one that makes mediation a condition precedent to arbitration or the filing of a lawsuit. Here is a typical arbitration clause: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the ...

27
Mar

Landslide defense attorney David N. Bruce, co-founding partner of the law firm Savitt Bruce & Willey and former Senior Assistant Attorney for the City of Seattle, recently discussed the interests of government when communicating and acting in the wake of a landslide or natural disaster. His remarks, made at “Landslide Law and Science“, a conference held March 2-3, 2017 in Seattle, with supporting photos and exhibits follow.

20
Mar

SBW Welcomes Coby Cohen

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Coby Cohen has joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP. Mr. Cohen joins us from ReedHein & Associates, LLC in Seattle, where he served as general counsel.

02
Mar

Duncan Manville, David Bruce, and Brandi Balanda presented at the Landslides in Washington CLE Conference on March 2nd and 3rd, 2017 in Seattle, WA.

01
Mar

In any class-action settlement, the fate of unclaimed funds can be pivotal. For instance, with a common-fund settlement (with an agreed amount deposited into a common fund for distribution to class members), a significant portion of the fund may remain after distributions are made depending on how payments are calculated and distributed. And even with a “claims-made” settlement (with the amount paid equaling the sum of the claims filed), there will usually be some settlement checks that go uncashed. What happens to the unclaimed or undistributed money?