Division I Court of Appeals Case No.66956-7-1

Patrick Leo Mcguigan

Case Conclusion Date:July 2, 2012

Practice Area:Employment / Labor

Outcome:Summary Judgment affirmed

Description:My firm represented plaintiff Andre Fiore in a wage claim case against his former employer, PPG Industries. I was lead counsel and argued plaintiff's summary judgment motion before King County presiding judge Laura Inveen. Judge Inveen granted Mr. Fiore's motion for summary judgment on his wage claim and on his willful withholding cliam. She also awarded almost $700,000 in attorneys fees and costs. PPG appealed to Division I. Yesterday, in an published opinion written by Judge Dwyer, Division I affirmed the trial court's summary judgment decision. The decision is a great decision for Washington state employees and will no doubt be cited in bfiefs for many years to come.