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6.2.2005

Firm Wins Summary Judgment Affirmation for Home Depot

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Lane Powell client, Home Depot, received affirmation from the Ninth Circuit on a summary judgment in the case of Gabriela Harmon v. Home Depot, a sexual harassment case. The Plaintiff contended she had been sexually harassed by supervisors at the Tukwila store. Plaintiff’s counsel deposed ten witnesses, including ones in Atlanta. Days before Lane Powell’s D. Michael Reilly was set for the jury trial, Judge Coughenor granted a summary judgment motion, and Plaintiff appealed. The Ninth Circuit, including Judge Betty Fletcher, affirmed in an unanimous decision.

Firm attorneys Nancy Anderson and Ralph Pond assisted with trial preparation. Lane Powell’s Kimberly Meyers successfully argued the case before the Ninth Circuit. Gail Mautner and Michael King also helped in the Ninth Circuit preparation.