Budge & Heipt Secure $3.75 Million Settlement for Wrongful Death of Prison Inmate

The Seattle Times has reported on a $3.75 million settlement obtained by Budge & Heipt arising from the medical neglect of a prisoner in Washington State. The case involves the medical neglect of Kenny Williams after his repeated pleas for medical help went unaddressed. From the February 23, 2022 edition of the Seattle Times: —————————————————————— […]

Budge & Heipt Obtain $3 Million Settlement During Jury Trial

The Seattle Times is reporting on a $3 million settlement obtained by Budge & Heipt during a jury trial for the wrongful death a Washington state prison inmate. From the November 22, 2021 Seattle Times: ————————————————————————– Washington to pay $3 million settlement in alleged prison slaying after DOC ignored warnings about violent cellmate Nov. 22, […]

Budge & Heipt Investigating Indiana Jail Death

The Louisville Courier Journal has reported on a jail death case being investigated by Budge & Heipt. The case involves the death of Joshua McLemore, a 29-year old man who died approximately 19 days after he was first confined in the Jackson County Jail in Indiana. From the Louisville Courier Journal, September 1, 2021: ———————————————————————— […]

Budge & Heipt Handling Lawsuit Involving Washington Inmate’s Death

The Seattle Times has reported on a lawsuit being brought by Budge & Heipt on behalf of the Estate of Kenny Williams — a Washington DOC inmate who died of cancer despite his repeated pleas for treatment. From the Seattle Times — April 30, 2021: ——————————————— Washington Department of Corrections faces $10 million lawsuit over […]

Budge & Heipt Obtains Seven-Figure Settlement for Man Shot in Knee

The Tacoma News Tribune is reporting on a seven-figure settlement obtained by Budge & Heipt for a man shot in the knee during a police raid. From the Tacoma News Tribune, November 28th 2020: Man unjustifiably shot during SWAT raid gets seven-figure settlement from Pierce County By Josephine Peterson Pierce County will pay $1.25 million […]

Erik Heipt Featured in The Washington Post: Lawsuit Against For-Profit Jail Company for Inmate Death

The Washington Post has reported on a lawsuit filed by Budge & Heipt arising from the death of an inmate named Holly Barlow-Austin following her confinement in a privatized jail run by a company known as LaSalle Corrections. From The Washington Post — September 19, 2020: Woman with HIV denied water, medication in Texas jail […]

Ed Budge Discusses Spit Hood Dangers in Washington Post Article

Public awareness of the potential dangers associated with so-called “spit hoods” is increasing in light of the recent death of Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York. A recent article by the Washington Post features an interview with attorney Ed Budge, who discusses the use of spit hoods by police and the firm’s experience handling cases […]

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