SBW Welcomes Jacob P. Freeman

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We are pleased to announce that Jacob P. Freeman has re-joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP as an associate. Jacob returns to SBW following two years years of managing his own legal practice focused on commercial litigation in federal and state courts here in Seattle. He previously served as an associate at the New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, and ...

We are pleased to announce that Jacob P. Freeman has re-joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP as an associate. Jacob returns to SBW following two years years of managing his own legal ...

Court of Appeals Clears Way to Challenge Land Use Decisions in Far-Flung Courts

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A recent decision by Division Three of the Washington Court of Appeals has cleared the way for parties to challenge local land use decisions anywhere in the state, regardless of where the underlying property is located.  In Glenrose Ass'n v. Spokane Cty., No. 38376-8-III, 2022 Wash. App. LEXIS 1171 (Ct. App. June 7, 2022), a three-judge panel reversed the ...

A recent decision by Division Three of the Washington Court of Appeals has cleared the way for parties to challenge local land use decisions anywhere in the state, regardless of ...

When is Infringement Willful: Is Pre-Lawsuit Knowledge of a Patent Required for Enhanced Damages?

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Damages for patent infringement have reached new heights in recent years, passing even the one-billion-dollar mark. A jury recently awarded VLSI Technology $2.175 billion in damages against Intel Corporation for infringement of patents related to electronic device processor chips, which the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas upheld in denying Intel’s Rule 50(b) Motion for Judgment ...

Damages for patent infringement have reached new heights in recent years, passing even the one-billion-dollar mark. A jury recently awarded VLSI Technology $2.175 billion in damages against Intel Corporation for ...

SBW Welcomes Michael E. Chait

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We are pleased to announce that Michael E. Chait has joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP as Of Counsel. Before joining SBW, Mike has been managing partner in the Seattle litigation boutique Montgomery Scarp & Chait since 2018, and previously honed his skills as an associate at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp in Los Angeles. Mike is a 2006 graduate ...

We are pleased to announce that Michael E. Chait has joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP as Of Counsel. Before joining SBW, Mike has been managing partner in the Seattle ...

Division III Warns Potential Defendants: Denying a Clearly Valid Claim Could Mean You Owe Attorney’s Fees if You Get Sued

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Since its adoption by the United States Supreme Court in 1796, the “American Rule” has been a bedrock principle of American law.1 The basis for the rule is the idea that it promotes access to the courts: potential litigants may be discouraged from pursuing their claims if losing would mean they had to pay the other side’s attorney’s fees. ...

Since its adoption by the United States Supreme Court in 1796, the “American Rule” has been a bedrock principle of American law.1 The basis for the rule is the idea ...

SBW Welcomes Chris Lindemeier

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We are pleased to announce that Chris Lindemeier has joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP as an associate. Before joining SBW, Chris was an associate at the Dickson Frolich firm here in Seattle.  Chris brings a broad spectrum of litigation experience to our firm.  Chris has handled business, real estate, and intellectual property disputes, and brings first-chair trial experience, as well ...

We are pleased to announce that Chris Lindemeier has joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP as an associate. Before joining SBW, Chris was an associate at the Dickson Frolich firm here in ...

Savitt Bruce & Willey Recognized By Campaign for Equal Justice.

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Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP is proud to announce being recognized once again as a Champion of Justice by the King County Law Firm Campaign for Equal Justice. The Campaign for Equal Justice is Washington state’s unified fund drive for civil legal aid. It is a program of the Legal Foundation of Washington and funds 40+ nonprofit legal aid ...

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP is proud to announce being recognized once again as a Champion of Justice by the King County Law Firm Campaign for Equal Justice. The Campaign ...

Brandi B. Balanda Elected to Partner

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Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP is pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2022, Brandi B. Balanda has joined our partnership. Brandi’s record of success in trade secret, contract, and fiduciary duty actions is matched by her commitment to client service, and creative problem-solving and collaboration are hallmarks of the skills she brings to her clients’ needs. Brandi is ...

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP is pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2022, Brandi B. Balanda has joined our partnership. Brandi’s record of success in trade secret, contract, and ...

Update on Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption

An update to our prior post "Baseball Tries An Old Saw: “Let’s not compete on wages….”:  On different grounds, there is a new challenge to Baseball’s antitrust exemption, brought by four of the minor league baseball clubs which lost their MLB affiliation in the recent shakeup of the minor leagues' organization.  See the complaint here.  Antitrust expertise has long ...

An update to our prior post "Baseball Tries An Old Saw: “Let’s not compete on wages….”:  On different grounds, there is a new challenge to Baseball’s antitrust exemption, brought by ...

Savitt Bruce & Willey Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

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We are pleased to announce that Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP has again been recognized by U.S News & World Report as a “Best Law Firm” both nationally and regionally in multiple practice areas for 2022. The firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice was again ranked as a top practice in U.S News’s national rankings, and SBW was recognized once ...

We are pleased to announce that Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP has again been recognized by U.S News & World Report as a “Best Law Firm” both nationally and regionally ...