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Reported Cases

Chase Jarvis, et al. v. K2, Inc., et al.
DC3 Entertainment, LLC v. John Galt Entertainment, Inc.
PlayMakers, LLC v. ESPN, Inc.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation
Glow Industries, Inc. v. Lopez, et al.
River Park Square, L.L.C. v. Miggins, et al.
Kaplan v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co.
Oxy USA, Inc. v. FERC
Alaska v. FER
Van Patten v. Jensen
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. v. FERC
Baer v. Abel




Democratic Party of Washington v. Spellman
In re City of Seattle
In re Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pac. R.R. Co.
Omawale v. WBZ
Town of Lexington v. Town of Bedford
Williams College v. AG
Mobil Alaska Pipeline Co. v. United States
United States v. Atlantic Richfield Co.
SEC v. United Fin. Group
Edwardsen v. Morton
Seattle Times Co. v. Tielsch

Chase Jarvis, et al. v. K2, Inc., et al.

Attorneys

Katherine Hendricks

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property

Contracts, Unfair Competition and Other Business Disputes

Advertising, Marketing,
Publishing and Media


Arts, Entertainment and Sports

Business Transactions and Organizations

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Trial and appellate counsel for professional photographer in an action to protect copyrights in photographs from corporation's infringing uses in advertisements following the termination of a license agreement. Monetary judgment entered for client.
486 F.3d 526 (9th Cir. 2007)

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DC3 Entertainment, LLC v. John Galt Entertainment, Inc.

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property

Contracts, Unfair Competition and Other Business Disputes

Arts, Entertainment and Sports

Business Transactions and Organizations


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Counsel for entertainment company in litigation regarding recording and production agreement involving claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, and counterclaims for wrongful termination and discrimination, among others. Partial summary judgment for client was entered; monetary judgment by jury in client’s favor.
412 F. Supp. 2d 1125 (W.D. Wash. 2006)

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PlayMakers, LLC v. ESPN, Inc.

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property

Arts, Entertainment and Sports

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Counsel for sports agency representing professional athletes in trademark infringement action regarding PLAYMAKERS trademark.
376 F.3d 894 (9th Cir. 2004)

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Sun Microsystems, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Software and Internet

Contracts, Unfair Competition and Other Business Disputes

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Counsel for amicus in dispute between Microsoft and Sun relating to Java.
333 F.3d 517 (4th Cir. 2003)

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Glow Industries, Inc. v. Lopez, et al.

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property

Contracts, Unfair Competition and Other Business Disputes

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Represented personal care product company using GLOW trademark in a trademark infringement and dilution action involving Jennifer Lopez’s use of the GLOW BY J. LO mark in connection with perfume and beauty products.
273 F. Supp. 2d 1095 (C.D. Cal. 2003), 252 F. Supp. 2d 962 (C.D. Cal. 2003)

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River Park Square, L.L.C. v. Miggins, et al.

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.
Katherine Hendricks

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Contracts, Unfair Competition and Other Business Disputes

Public Authorities and Public/Private Partnerships

Washington State Supreme Court
Successfully challenged writ of mandamus compelling Spokane City Manager and City Attorney to execute documents transferring funds from the City of Spokane to a public development authority that operated a parking garage that was an integral part of a downtown shopping mall.
143 Wn.2d 68 (2001)

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Kaplan v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co.

Attorneys

Katherine Hendricks

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Contracts, Unfair Competition and Other Business Disputes

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division I
Counsel for individual seeking disability insurance benefits from insurance company. Summary judgment reversed on appeal.
100 Wn. App. 571 (2000)

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Oxy USA, Inc. v. FERC

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Rate Regulation

Administrative Law

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Counsel for oil refinery in an appeal challenging Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order regarding the valuation methodology to be used in determining quality of oil stream in the Trans Alaskan Pipeline System.
64 F.3d 679 (D.C. Cir. 1995)

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Alaska v. FERC

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Rate Regulation

Administrative Law

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Represented oil refinery in challenging oil pipeline rates imposed by the owners of the Trans Alaskan Pipeline System.
980 F.2d 761 (D.C. Cir. 1992)

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Van Patten v. Jensen

Attorneys

Katherine Hendricks

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Constitutional Law

Washington State Supreme Court
Represented officer of insolvent financial institution in an action related to the federal Home Owner’s Loan Act. Established that federal regulations under HOLA preempt the State Constitution section imposing personal liability on bank officers and employees.
112 Wn.2d 552 (1989)

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Arctic Slope Regional Corp. v. FERC

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Rate Regulation

Administrative Law

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Petitioned on behalf of Alaskan natives for review of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a settlement regarding pipeline rates set by the owners of the Trans Alaskan Pipeline System.
832 F.2d 158 (D.C. Cir. 1987)

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Baer v. Abel

Attorneys

Katherine Hendricks

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Contracts, Unfair Competition and Other Business Disputes

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Counsel for former officers of dissolved savings and loan association in an action involving security law, the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and Washington Consumer Protection Law in connection with the sales of stock.
648 F. Supp. 69 (W.D. Wash. 1986)

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Democratic Party of Washington v. Spellman

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Constitutional Law

Washington State Supreme Court
Petitioned on behalf of Democratic Party of Washington to request issuance of writ of mandamus requiring Washington State governor to hold a partisan primary for the election of United States Senator.
101 Wn.2d 94 (1984)

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In re City of Seattle

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Public Authorities and Public/Private Partnerships

Constitutional Law

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Washington State Supreme Court
Represented Westlake Preservation and Development Authority in an action by the City of Seattle to acquire privately-owned property through eminent domain for inclusion in the Westlake Project.
96 Wn.2d 616 (1981)

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In re Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pac. R.R. Co.

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Public Authorities and Public/Private Partnerships

Constitutional Law

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Represented State of Montana and Association to Save our Railroad Employment in a proceeding regarding railroad trustee’s petition for embargo of freight operations.
471 F. Supp. 964 (N.D. Ill. 1979)

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Omawale v. WBZ

Attorneys

Katherine Hendricks

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Represented employer in employment discrimination action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Judgment for client affirmed on appeal.
610 F.2d 20 (1st Cir. 1979)

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Town of Lexington v. Town of Bedford

Attorneys

Katherine Hendricks

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Trusts & Gifts

Massachusetts State Supreme Court
Counsel for city in action regarding reimbursement for pension money paid pursuant to Veterans’ Retirement Act. Summary judgment for client affirmed on appeal.
378 Mass. 562 (1979)

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Williams College v. AG

Attorneys

Katherine Hendricks

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Trusts & Gifts

Massachusetts State Supreme Court
Counsel for Williams College in a proceeding seeking to release separate investment restrictions imposed on certain inter vivos and testamentary gifts made to the college.
375 Mass. 220 (1978)

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Mobil Alaska Pipeline Co. v. United States

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Rate Regulation

Administrative Law

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Represented Native Alaskans in complex litigation regarding the Interstate Commerce Commission’s suspension of tariff rates imposed by the owners of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System.
557 F.2d 775 (5th Cir. 1977)

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United States v. Atlantic Richfield Co.

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Indian Law

Constitutional law

U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
Represented Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope in action for trespass of land prior to the passage of Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
435 F. Supp. 1009 (D. Alaska 1977)

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SEC v. United Fin. Group

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
Plaintiff’s counsel in a case arising out of securities fraud committed in the sale of offshore mutual funds. A judgment of $66.9 million was entered in favor of plaintiff and attorney’s fees awarded.
404 F. Supp. 908 (D. Or. 1975)

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Edwardsen v. Morton

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Indian Law

Constitutional law

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

U.S. District Court of District of Columbia
Landmark decision recognizing (a) fiduciary duty of the Secretary of the Interior to protect unextinguished aboriginal lands of the Inupiat Eskimos prior to passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; and (b) that accrued causes of action for Pre-Settlement Act trespass to unextinguished aboriginal lands were not extinguished when Congress extinguished the land claims of Alaska Natives because Congress did not do so explicitly.
369 F. Supp. 1359 (D. D.C. 1973)

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Seattle Times Co. v. Tielsch

Attorneys

O. Yale Lewis, Jr.

Practice Areas

Constitutional Law

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Advertising, Marketing,
Publishing, and Media

Washington State Supreme Court
Represented newspaper in an action for declaratory judgment regarding a football forecasting contest and the city’s ordinance prohibiting lotteries and gambling.
80 Wn.2d 502 (1972)

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