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Director’s & Officers’ Liability


Karr Tuttle Campbell attorneys are experienced in handling matters involving shareholders, brokerage firms, and corporate directors. We have provided counsel in actions involving allegations of securities violations, fraud, negligence, or misconduct by corporate officers through trial, arbitration, and independent settlement. The firm is familiar with the management and organization of complex securities class actions; maintaining cases securely and confidentially; managing media exposure as necessary.

Karr Tuttle Campbell’s director and officer liability practice benefits from the expertise of the firm’s business and finance lawyers in general corporate matters and securities purchase and structure.  The firm’s business and finance team includes a corporate finance specialist with more than 25 years of experience as an expert witness on disclosure and due diligence standards in  securities litigation.

Representative Matters

  • Claims against officers and directors of WaMu for their role in the largest bank failure in U.S. history
  • Defense of CEO of a local home-improvement chain in a shareholder class action claiming that fraudulent statements were made on circulars announcing the issuance of the chain’s stock.  Case was dismissed
  • Defense of local corporation against a Japanese partnership asserting securities fraud and other claims surrounding the purchase of a downtown Seattle office building by plaintiffs.  Case promptly settled favorably for our client
  • Suit against a broker for significant losses sustained by an elderly client where funds were invested in inappropriate securities
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Kroger Broke ‘Kona’ Coffee Settlement, Farmers Claim

Hawaiian coffee farmers have alleged that Kroger has breached a settlement agreement to stop selling falsely labeled “Kona” coffee and urged a Washington federal judge to order the grocery chain to turn over sales records so the farmers can calculate the damages.