Washington Post Reports on $7.25 Million Indiana Jail Death Settlement by Budge & Heipt

The Washington Post has reported on a $7.25 million settlement achieved by the law firm of Budge & Heipt for the death of Joshua McLemore following his confinement in a small Indiana county jail. The settlement is believed to be the largest settlement for a jail death in Indiana history. From the Washington Post, December […]

Federal Court Upholds $24 Million Punitive Damages Jury Verdict for Wrongful Jail Death

September 29, 2023: Earlier this week, a federal judge in Spokane, Washington issued a ruling upholding a $24 million jury verdict for punitive damages against one of the nation’s largest corporate providers of correctional healthcare. The $24 million jury verdict was obtained by lawyers at Budge & Heipt on behalf of the Estate of Cindy […]

Ed Budge Named 2023 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Washington Association for Justice

The Washington State Association for Justice has honored Ed Budge as the 2023 Trial Lawyer of the Year. The Washington State Association for Justice is the oldest and largest civil justice advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest with more than 2,400 member attorneys. In receiving this award, Ed joins a list of distinguished Washington attorneys […]

The Guardian Reports on Jail Death Case Being Handled by Budge & Heipt

The Guardian is reporting on a federal lawsuit being handled by Budge & Heipt, involving the death of Joshua McLemore following his confinement in the Jackson County Jail in Indiana. The entire article, which contains links to video images and photographs, can be viewed by CLICKING HERE. From the Guardian, April 12, 2023: ———————————— Man […]

Budge & Heipt Jail Death Case Featured in Newsweek Magazine (Warning: Graphic Images)

A lawsuit filed by Budge & Heipt for the death of Larry Price in the Sebastian County, Arkansas jail is gaining national attention. The following in-depth article by Newsweek Magazine profiles the case, which was filed in the United States District Court on January 13, 2023. From Newsweek Magazine, January 13, 2023: ————————————————— Starved to […]

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