Washington Americans with Disabilities Act Law
 

Dennis Henneman v. Kitsap County

Tacoma, Washington civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an Americans With Disabilities Act violation theory.

This case was filed in the Kitsap County Superior Court, 17-00002-00135-1, and was removed to federal court.... More...
   $0 (08-18-2021 - WA)

Timothy Hawkins v. Core Health & Fitness, L.L.C.

Tacoma, Washington civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an Americans With Disabilities Act violation theory.

This case was filed in the Clark County Superior Court, 20-00002-01151-06, and was removed to federal court.... More...
   $1 (08-18-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Mukund Mohan

Seattle, Washington wire fraud and money laundering charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Mukund Mohan, 48, of Clyde Hill, who was charged in July 2020 fraudulently making loan applications, making numerous false and misleading statements about the companies’ respective business operations and payroll expenses.

Mohan submitted fake and altered documents, including fake ... More...
   $0 (03-16-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Swedish Medical Center First Hill

Seattle, Washington Americans With Disabilities Violation lawyer represented defendant charged with violating the ADA.

“In this, the 30th year of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is critical that all organizations—but especially health care providers—deliver services in a way that meets the needs of people with different impairments,” said U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. “I am pleas... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. Mukund Mohan





Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Mukund Mohan, age 48, with fraudulently seeking over $5.5 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and laundering the proceeds.

Mohan, of Clyde Hill, Washington, ... More...
   $0 (07-29-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Spokane, WA - The United States of America charged The Texas Health and Human Services Commission with violating the False Claims Act

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (THHSC) has agreed to pay the United States $15,294,360 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in its administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Department... More...
   $0 (12-29-2019 - WA)

Elaine Baker and William Baker v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Spokane, WA - Elaine Baker and William Baker, as guardian of Kevin Baker, an incapacitated person, sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for violating the Americans With Disabilities Act. ... More...   $0 (11-29-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Sami Anwar

Richland, WA - The United States of America charged Sami Anwar with Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud, and 45 additional charged crimes including Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Obtaining Controlled Substances Through Fraud, and Furnishing False Information to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Anwar, 42, of Richland, WA, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Co... More...
   $0 (11-29-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Julie Osnes and Julie Osnes Consulting, LLC




Spokane, WA - Consultant Agrees to Pay $751,571 to Settle False Claims Act Liability for Alleged Falsification of Snap Quality Control Data

Julie Osnes and her company, Julie Osnes Consulting LLC (together “Osnes”), of Pierre, South Dakota, agreed to pay the United States $7... More...
   $751571 (06-18-2019 - WA)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Global Horizons, Inc., d/b/a Global Horizons Manpower, Inc.; Green Acre Farms, Inc., Valley Fruit Orchards, LLC





Green Acre Farms and Valley Fruit Orchards (the Growers) are fruit growers in the State of Washington. In 2003, the Growers experienced labor shortages and entered into agreements with Global Horizons, Inc., a labor contractor, to obtain temporary workers for their orchards. Wit... More...
   $0 (02-07-2019 - WA)

Disability Rights Washington v. Yakima County and Ed Campbell




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Yakima, WA - Disability Rights Washington, a nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy Systems, sued Yakima... More...
   $0 (12-21-2018 - WA)

United States ex rel. Kat Nguyen-Selgiman v. Lennar Corporation, Universal American Mortgage




Spokane, WA - Universal American Mortgage Company, LLC, Agrees To Pay $13.2 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Related to FHA Mortgage Insurance

Universal American Mortgage Company, LLC (UAMC) has agreed to pay the United States $13.2 million to resolve allegati... More...
   $13200000 (10-29-2018 - WA)

American Freedom Defense Initiative v. King County





King County provides public transportation in the greater
Seattle metropolitan area. The County finances its transit
operations in part by selling advertising space on the exterior
of buses. Although many municipalities restrict advertising
t... More...
   $0 (09-30-2018 - WA)

Richard Lee Rynearson, III v. Robert Ferguson

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

This appeal calls on us to consider the scope of federal
court abstention under Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37 (1971).
In particular, we consider whether federal courts should
abstain from exercising jurisdiction over a constitutional
challenge to a state criminal statute while there are ongoing
state court protection order proceedings arguably related to
the challenge to t... More...
   $0 (09-10-2018 - WA)

United States of America v.Billy Jim Swann

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma, WA - Prominent Southwest Washington Fishing Guide Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Disability Fraud Scheme
Defendant Claimed he was Disabled and Unemployed at the Same Time he Ran a Successful Business Featured in Magazines, Online and on the Radio

A prominent Southwest Washington fishing guide was sentenced today in U.S. District court in Tacoma to twelve months ... More...
   $0 (08-29-2018 - WA)

United States of America v.Kelly L. Landry

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Tacoma, Washington

Seattle, WA - Montesano Man who Crashed Head-On into Forks Couple while High on Meth Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison - Couple left with Permanent Disabilities

A 51-year-old Montesano, Washington, man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release for vehicular assault, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. KELLY L. LANDR... More...
   $0 (08-19-2018 - WA)

United States of America v. Washington Healthcare Authority
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Seattle, WA - DOJ Reaches Settlement with Washington Health Care Authority to Improve Services to Patients Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
WA State Agency Administered ‘Apple Health’ in a Manner that Discriminated Against Patients Who Rely on Sign Language Interpreters

The U.S. Department of Justice, working through the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Washington Health Care ... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - WA)

Karen L. Alle and WA v. Spokane Public School District, et al.

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Spokane, WA - Karen L. Alle and WA, a minor, sued the Spokane Public School District, et al. on a civil rights Americans With Disabilities Act violation theory.

Spokane Public School District counterclaimed against Allen... More...
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State of Washington v. Oscar Raul Lopez

Washington Supreme Court Building

The trial court found that Oscar Lopez's lawyer
was "fairly obvious[ly]" "severely handicapped" by depression during the pretrial
and trial phases of Lopez's case.' That finding was supported by the trial court's
own observations of defense counsel's performance—and sometimes failure to show
up—at trial. That finding was also supported by declarations and testimony
presented at... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - WA)

United States of America v. Daniel Lee Dove

Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

Spokane, WA - Central Washington Healthcare Organization Agrees to Settle ADA Claim with Deaf-Blind Individual

Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that a settlement agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been reached between the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Divi... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - WA)

United States of America v. Debbie A. Appleby, Apple One, LLC, Apple Two, LLC, and Apple Three, LLC

Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Justice Department Settles Lawsuit with Edmonds, Washington, Landlords for Discriminating Against Families with Children - Landlords will pay $95,000 in damages and civil penalties

The U.S. Department of Justice announced today it reached a settlement with the owners and manager of three Edmonds, Washington, apartment buildings to resolve a lawsuit filed earlier this year al... More...
   $95000 (09-06-2017 - WA)

Gavin Lee Buck v. Nancy A. Berryhill

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

Gavin Buck (“Buck”) appeals the district court’s
judgment affirming the denial of Social Security Disability
Insurance (“SSDI”) and Supplemental Security Income
(“SSI”) benefits. Buck is diagnosed with several mental
illnesses, including bipolar disorder, antisocial personality
disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
(“ADHD”). We have jurisdiction under 28 U.... More...
   $0 (09-05-2017 - WA)

United States of America v. Highline Medical Center

Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Highline Medical Center Agrees to Settle Civil Rights Claims

Failed to Provide ASL Interpreter for Patient Recovering from Spine Surgery

Highline Medical Center, in Burien, Washington, a division of CHI Franciscan Health, reached a settlement today to resolve alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.... More...
   $0 (08-25-2017 - WA)

United States of America v. Darryl Lee Wright

Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Tacoma, WA - Snoqualmie Washington Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Defrauding Government Programs of More than $646,000 - Invented Injuries from Rocket Attack to Falsely Claim Medals, Disability Payments and Other Benefits

A former Captain of the Idaho and Washington National Guard was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to three years in prison, three years of supervis... More...
   $0 (06-05-2017 - WA)

United States of America v. Dr. Romeo Pavlic

Spokane, WA - Spokane Area Cardiologist, Dr. Romeo Pavlic, to Pay $300,000 Resolving Alleged False Health Care Claims

Dr. Romeo Pavlic and various companies he owns agreed to settle false claims charge. The settlement resolves allegations that for years Dr. Pavlic, a Spokane-area cardiologist, falsely billed Medicare and Medicaid by repeatedly and falsely claiming to have provided service... More...
   $300000 (03-19-2017 - WA)

STATE OF WASHINGTON V. DONALD J. TRUMP

Appeals Court Deals New Blow To Donald Trump’s Travel Ban Targeting Muslims

On January 27, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” (the “Executive Order”). 82 Fed. Reg. 8,977. Citing the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and stating that “numerous foreign-born individuals have been convicted or implicated in terrorismrelated crimes” since then, the Executive Order declares that ... More...   $0 (02-09-2017 - WA)

United States of America v. Daniel Seth Franey

Tacoma, WA - Montesano Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Weapons Possession

Possessed a Machine Gun in presence of Undercover Officer; Discussed Support for ISIL and Aspirations to attack Police or Military Installation

A Montesano man who expressed a desire to attack the police or U.S. Military personnel out of allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), pleaded gu... More...
   $0 (07-16-2016 - WA)

United States of America v. Cristobal Ortiz a/k/a Filero

Seattle, WA - Long Time Skagit County Violent Drug Dealer Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

Guns, Drugs, Cash seized from Defendant with Lengthy Criminal History

A long-time Skagit County, Washington drug dealer and gang member was sentenced to ten years in prison for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. CRIST... More...
   $0 (06-02-2016 - WA)

United States of America v. Willard Phillip Maldonado and Austin Henry Phillips

Spokane, WA - Yakama Tribal Members Sentenced and Fined for Killing Eagles

Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Willard Phillip Maldonado and Austin Henry Phillips were sentenced in Yakima for their involvement in the commercialization of eagles. Maldonado, 41, of Union Gap, Washington, was sentenced to 9 months in custody, 6 of ... More...
   $0 (08-03-2015 - WA)

King Mountain Tobacco Company, Inc. v. Robert McKenna

King Mountain Tobacco Company and the Confederated
Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation (collectively
“Appellants”) sued the Attorney General of the State of
Washington for declaratory and injunctive relief from
Washington’s escrow statute, Wash. Rev. Code
§§ 70.157.005–70.157.030 (2013). The escrow statute
requires King Mountain to place money into escrow... More...
   $0 (09-26-2014 - WA)

James Kumar v. Gate Gourmet, Inc.

Appellants James Kumar, Ranveer Singh,
Asegedew Gefe, and Abbas Kosymov brought a class action lawsuit against their
employer, Gate Gourmet Inc., alleging two common law torts and two violations of
Washington's Law Against Discrimination (the WLAD), chapter 49.60 RCW. The
lawsuit stems from Gate Gourmet's employee meal policy, which bars employees
from bringing in their own foo... More...
   $0 (05-22-2014 - WA)

Lizabeth Jessee v. City Council Of Dayton

The plaintiff here tripped, fell, and injured herself on an old

firehouse stairway. The stairway did not comply with current building codes -- the rise

was too tall, the run was too small, and there was no handrail. The court summarily

dismissed the suit after concluding that the plaintiff had voluntarily assumed the risk of

injury. She had commented on t... More...
   $0 (02-05-2013 - WA)

Albert Davis v. Fred's Appliance, Inc.

This appeal follows the summary dismissal of a suit for

employment discrimination. The suit is based on claims of retaliatory discharge,

discrimination, and defamation. A co-worker or store manager (the parties dispute his

authority with the defendant employer) referred to a heterosexual employee as "Big Gay

Al." That name apparently comes from a popular te... More...
   $0 (10-23-2012 - WA)

Monika Samper v. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

This case tests the limits of an employer’s attendance policy. Just how essential is showing up for work on a predictable basis? In the case of a neo-natal intensive care nurse, we conclude that attendance really is essential.

Monika Samper, a neo-natal intensive care unit (“NICU”) nurse, sought an accommodation from her employer, Providence St. Vincent (“Providence”), that would ... More...
   $0 (04-11-2012 - WA)

Jack C. Leeson v. Transamerica Disability Income Plan

Plaintiff Jack Leeson (“Leeson”), a former employee of Defendant Transamerica Corporation (“Transamerica”), filed this action under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1101, et seq., to challenge the termination of his long-term disability benefits. The district court, applying an abuse of discretion standard of review, upheld the Transamerica Corporatio... More...   $0 (01-23-2012 - WA)

M.R. v. Susan Dreyfus

Plaintiffs, Washington State Medicaid beneficiaries with severe mental and physical disabilities, appeal the district court’s denial of their motion for a preliminary injunction. Plaintiffs seek to enjoin the operation of a regulation promulgated by Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services (“DSHS”) that reduces the amount of in-home “personal care services” available under... More...   $0 (12-16-2011 - WA)

Madhuri Patel v. Kent School District

A.H., a developmentally disabled high-school student, had several sexual encounters with another developmentally disabled student in a school bathroom. Her mother alleges these encounters were the result of the school’s failure to properly supervise A.H. We must decide whether the mother, individually and on behalf of A.H., has a cognizable Fourteenth Amendment due process claim against A.H.’s... More...   $0 (07-11-2011 - WA)

Crown, Cork & Seal v. Sylvia Smith

This case asks the court to determine what constitutes a

"previous bodily disability" entitling an employer to second injury fund coverage

under RCW 51.16.120(1) of the Industrial Insurance Act. Division Two of the

Court of Appeals held that Crown, Cork & Seal (Crown) was not entitled to second

injury fund coverage because any injury to the employee did not substan... More...
   $0 (06-23-2011 - WA)

Kathie Costanich v. Department of Social and Health Services of the State of Washington

Washington state revoked Kathie Costanich’s foster care license and instituted guardianship termination proceedings against her following an investigation by a Department of Social and Health Services (“DSHS”) social worker, Sandy Duron, which purportedly revealed “emotional abuse” of the children in Costanich’s care. Finding fundamental inaccuracies in the investigation, an administra... More...   $0 (12-03-2010 - WA)

Sylvia Spencer v. World Vision, Inc.

We must decide whether a faith-based humanitarian organization is exempt from Title VII’s prohibition against religious discrimination.

I

Silvia Spencer, Ted Youngberg, and Vicki Hulse were terminated by World Vision, Inc. (“World Vision”) on account of their religious beliefs. Religious discrimination is, of course, barred by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. See 42 U.S.C... More...
   $0 (08-23-2010 - WA)

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