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October 29, 2013

No Reasonable Cause Existed for Alleged Discrimination

Michelle A. Corsi successfully defended a client before the Seattle Office for Human Rights (SOCR) stemming from a housing charge alleging an unfair practice by Michelle’s client, allegedly discrimination based on age and marital status.  The SOCR found that no reasonable cause existed for alleged discrimination and dismissed the charge.

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April 5, 2013

Malicious Harassment, Emotional Distress

Bradley D. Westphal successfully defended summary judgment of dismissal in Wherrett v. White, et al.  The plaintiff sued Brad’s client for civil harassment, malicious harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress. The suit arose from neighborhood tensions caused by the plaintiff parking numerous vehicles and buses throughout his property and neighborhood, which eventually culminated in Brad’s client complaining to the Redmond police department and the city’s code compliance officer.  Brad’s client obtained an anti–harassment order against the plaintiff, who then brought his claim based on those complaints. The Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of all claims based on immunity for communications with government entities under the anti-SLAPP statutes.

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Failure to Properly Serve

August G. Cifelli and David M. Norman obtained a voluntary dismissal under CR 12(b), in the matter of Desta v. Cortes.  Gus and David moved to dismiss plaintiff’s personal injury action under a variety of defenses including failure to properly serve and lack of personal jurisdiction.  In lieu of filing a response, plaintiff stipulated to a voluntary dismissal of her action.

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