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 […]

Erik Heipt Speaks About So-Called “Excited Delirium”

In a recent article authored by Tana Ganeva and published by The Appeal, a project of The Justice Collaborative, Budge & Heipt lawyer Erik Heipt sheds light on a controversial syndrome called “excited delirium” which has received renewed public attention following the killing of George Floyd. From The Appeal, July 11, 2020: ————————————————————————————————— George Floyd’s […]

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