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OSPI Class Action – Special Education Age Limit
Attorneys: Lara Hruska, Alex Hagel, Kaitlin Leifur-Masterson (APR6)

Special Education – Non-Public Agencies
Attorneys: Lara Hruska, Whitney Hill, Luke Hackenberg

Special Education – Disability Discrimination and Retaliation, Restraint and Isolation
Attorneys: Whitney Hill and Michael Smith

COVID-19 and Special Education
Attorneys:  Lara Hruska

‘Disturbing reports’ about Seattle schools spark civil-rights probe by U.S. Department of Education

Washington state schools chief says his hands have been tied in pandemic

This attorney defends students with disabilities in Washington schools. Here’s her advice for parents

Ed Lab En Español: Esta abogada defiende a los estudiantes con discapacidades en las escuelas de Washington. Este es su consejo para los padres

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Protester and First Amendment Rights
Attorneys:  Chris Williams and Lara Hruska

Cedar Law is proud to partner with The Strittmatter Firm in filing an historic complaint on behalf of our protester clients against the City of Seattle and the State of Washington.

Lawsuit claims Seattle and Washington failed to protect protesters from drivers and harm

50 BLM Protesters Bring Personal Injury and Civli Rights Lawsuiti Against City of Seattle and State of Washington

Protesters, Summer Taylor’s family sue Seattle and WA state for wrongful death and injuries

Protesters file lawsuit, alleging Seattle, state didn’t act to protect them

Protesters sue Seattle and state over police response

Peaceful protesters sue City of Seattle and State of Washington in civil rights case

Top SPD Officials Asked King County Jail Officials to Override the COVID Restrictions and Book Nonviolent Protestors. They Complied.

‘Just Drive Them Around for aa Bit’: WSP Officers May Have Violated Protestors’ First Amendment Rights on MLK Day

OPA, OIG Heads Seem to Acknowledge SPD, City Out of Compliance with Consent Decree in Letter to Fed Oversight Officials

Local Journalist Faces Complex Accountability Process that Appears to Show SPD Out of Compliance with Consent Decree

Some protesters say Seattle police officers chilling free speech with recent arrests

Updates: Protests for racial justice in the Seattle area (June 28-July 4)

Race Discrimination and Civil Rights
Attorneys: Lara Hruska & Chris Williams

‘Motivated by race:’ Seattle Public Schools to pay $350,000 in civil rights complaint settlement

Education and Civil Rights
Attorney: Lara Hruska

Bellevue High student sues district after he was disciplined for questioning debate club election

Employment Discrimination

A middle school principal in Fife sexually harassed his teachers, school board determine

Employment Discrimination Case
Attorney: Lara Hruska

Auburn special ed teacher alleges retaliation for fighting for kids’ rights

Archdiocese called for resignations of gay teachers from Kennedy Catholic High School, attorney says

Head of Kennedy Catholic placed on leave after ouster of two gay teachers

Consumer Protection & Civil Rights Case
Attorneys: Lara Hruska and Catherine Fleming

Former students accuse Seattle’s Antioch University of deception and discrimination

Former Antioch University students in Seattle complain of discrimination, program deception

Suicide Prevention & Civil Rights
Attorneys: Chris Williams & Lara Hruska

Student reports bullying to school counselor, threatens suicide; Parents not notified

Testifying for the Legislature
Attorney: Chris Williams

School Safety Bills Before the 2019 Washington State Legislature

School Bus Issues & Civil Rights

School bus service is better, but Seattle special education students may be left behind

When Seattle school buses run late, who picks up the extra cost?

Here’s why many Seattle Public Schools special education students stayed home this week

School Shootings & Lockdowns
Attorney: Chris Williams

School shootings are rare … but lockdowns are taking a toll on kids

Special Education Inclusion
Attorneys: Lara Hruska

Washington kids with special needs often denied right to learn in general classes

How Sebastian stayed at his neighborhood school

Two families seek $4 million in damages after abuse by Seattle Public Schools staff

Seattle Schools knew these teachers abused kids — and let them keep teaching

Seattle teacher abuse: What two school principals knew