Jill Bowman

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Jill Bowman regularly handles federal and state court cases and appeals involving a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including claims brought under federal and state securities laws, state unfair practices laws, business torts, and labor and employment issues. She is a partner of the firm practicing in the Litigation practice group.

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Criminal Case Roundup: You Don’t Need Cash to Get Out on Bail and the Supreme Court Wants to Know Whether “Child Luring” is Criminal or Just Disgusting

In State v. Barton, the Washington Supreme Court examined the mandate found in Article I, section 20 of the Washington State Constitution that criminal defendants “shall be bailable by sufficient sureties.”  The Court interpreted the phrase to mean that a criminal defendant has the right to make bail by using a surety, i.e., a third … Continue Reading

Washington’s Long Arm is Ready to Grab Madoff-Related Entity

Fall-out from Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme continues.  The Washington Supreme Court yesterday affirmed the reinstatement of an action brought by a group of Washington investors (FutureSelect) against an investment firm (Tremont) that pooled and fed money into Madoff “feeder funds.” Having lost all of the $195 million it invested with Tremont, FutureSelect also sued Tremont’s … Continue Reading

Don’t Quit Too Soon

In Campbell v. State of Washington Employment Security Department, a unanimous Washington Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Department of Employment Security (Department) that a school teacher who quit his job in June 2010, to accompany his wife in February 2011 to Finland on her Fulbright grant, did not qualify for unemployment benefits under … Continue Reading