Hon. Benjamin H. Settle See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
W.D.Wash.  
Average Rating:5.4 - 2 rating(s)
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Ratings

*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24918
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Settle, in Spencer v Krause, ruled that a police officer that fabricates evidence is immune from civil liability if the police officer believes the defendant is guilty. In Washington State there "immunity is prohibited" (Article 1, sections 8, 12 and 28) and reversed on appeal.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19137
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Excellent judge. Only reason I marked him low is because he appears very determined to keep cases moving and demands true "good cause" to delay proceedings. As a plaintiff's lawyer, that is actually a very good thing.