Washington Bankruptcy Law

United States of America v. Heart Center Research, LLC

Seattle, Washington illegal kickback charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Heart Center Research, LLC, a Huntsville, Alabama, medical research company, was accused of its member physicians referring patients for genetic testing in exchange for kickbacks from a Seattle-area testing company.

According to the settlement agreement, between 2012 and 2013, the company was alle... More...
   $0 (03-05-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Keenan A. Gracey

Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Keenan A. Gracey with wire fraud and money laundering.

A former Seattle area resident who defrauded dozens of investors of at least $6.1 million was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 180 months (15 years) in prison for wire fraud and money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. KEENAN A. GRACEY, 28, forme... More...
   $0 (11-19-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Dr. Gregory Sampognar, Dr. Warren Strickland and Dr. Isabella Strickland

Seattle, WA - hysicians and Cardiac Center Agree to Pay Total of more than $1.1 Million to Resolve Allegations that They Received Kickbacks from Northwest Medical Testing Company

Three doctors and one medical practice entered into settlements with the U... More...
   $1100000 (08-28-2019 - WA)

Debra Lea Wilson v. James Rigby; First Citizens Bank

The filing date of a bankruptcy petition determines the
law governing exemptions and freezes the value of the
exemptions that the debtor may claim. Because Debra
Wilson’s amended bankruptcy schedules sought to claim
more than Washington law permitted her to claim as of the
petition date, we affirm the district court’s decision, limiting
her claimed exe... More...
   $0 (11-29-2018 - WA)

Michelle Merceri v. Deutsche Bank, AG, et al.

Washington Court of Appeals, Division 1 - Tacoma, Washington

Under RCW 4.16.230, the statute of limitations is tolled
when the commencement of an action is stayed by a statutory prohibition. Under
the federal bankruptcy code, actions to foreclose on a debtor's property are
stayed while the property at issue is part of the bankruptcy estate. We are asked
to determine whether the bankruptcy stay is a statutory prohibition that tolls the
st... More...
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United States of America v. Roman Valerevich Seleznev a/k/a “Track2”

Seattle, WA - Russian Cyber-Criminal Convicted Following Eight-Day Trial

Hacking Scheme Involving Millions of Credit Cards Defrauded Banks of Over $169 Million

A federal court jury convicted Roman Valerevich Seleznev, aka “Track2,” 32, of Vladivostok, Russia, of 38 counts related to his scheme to hack into point-of-sale computers to steal and sell credit card numbers to the crimi... More...
   $0 (08-29-2016 - WA)

Nw. Wholesale, Inc. v. Pac Organic Fruit, LLC

Washington orchardists Harold and Shirley Ostenson (collectively Ostenson) and
California organic fruit broker Greg Holzman (d/b/a Greg Holzman, Inc. (GHI)) formed
Pac Organic Fruit LLC (Pac-0) in 1998. GHI held the majority interest and management
responsibilities under the LLC' s operating agreement. Ostenson was required to rent his
local Washington storage and packing facil... More...
   $0 (09-11-2015 - WA)

Thomas F. Merry v. Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. and Nationstar Mortgage, LLC

Thomas Merry appeals the dismissal of a declaratory judgment action in which he sought to establish the priority of his deed oftrust on a residential property after a trustee, claiming to act on behalf of Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, commenced nonjudicial foreclosure. Relying on Rain v. Metropolitan Mortgage Group, 175 Wn.2d 83, 93, 285 P.3d 34 (2012), Mr. Merry contends that Nationstar had no enforc... More...   $0 (06-04-2015 - WA)

Paramjeet S. Malhotra v. Robert S. Steinberg

Paramjeet and Sunita Malhotra, a married couple, filed
this qui tam action under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C.
§§ 3729–3733. The district court held that it lacked subject
matter jurisdiction because the Act’s “public disclosure” bar
applies. We are asked to decide whether a deposition taken
by the Office of the United States Trustee triggered the bar
and, if so... More...
   $0 (10-29-2014 - WA)

United States of America v. Doris E. Nelson

Spokanem, WA – Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Doris E. Nelson, 55 of Colbert, Washington, entered guilty pleas to the 110 counts contained in a Superseding Indictment handed down in December 2013. The 110 counts related to charges of Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, and International Money Laundering connected to a massive "Ponzi scheme" t... More...   $0 (04-04-2014 - WA)

State of Washington v. Evans

Petitioner Derrick Robert Evans stole a business check from the small business where he worked, made the check out to himself for $500, then forged a signature on the check and cashed it. Evans was charged with identity theft and convicted after a bench trial. See RCW 9.35.020(1) ("No person may knowingly obtain, possess, use, or transfer a means of identification or financial information of anoth... More...   $0 (04-11-2013 - WA)

Daniel T. Miller v. Chad Wright

This is the latest iteration of cigarette vendors’ challenge to taxes imposed by virtue of the authority vested in an Indian tribe. Appellants Daniel T. Miller (Miller), Amber Lanphere (Lanphere), and Paul M. Matheson (Matheson) appeal the district court’s dismissal of their antitrust action against appellees Herman Dillon (Dillon), Chad Wright (Wright) and the Puyallup Tribe (the Tribe). The ... More...   $0 (01-17-2013 - WA)

James A. Bird v. Best Plumbing, LLC

When an insured defendant believes its insurer is refusing

to settle a plaintiff's claims in bad faith, the insured can negotiate an independent

pretrial settlement with the plaintiff. These settlements typically involve a stipulated

judgment against the insured, a covenant not to execute on that judgment against the

insured, and an assignment to the plaint... More...
   $0 (10-25-2012 - WA)

Timothy S. Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc.

Timothy Vernor purchased several used copies of Autodesk, Inc.’s AutoCAD Release 14 software (“Release 14”) from one of Autodesk’s direct customers, and he resold the Release 14 copies on eBay. Vernor brought this declaratory judgment action against Autodesk to establish that these resales did not infringe Autodesk’s copyright. The district court issued the requested declaratory judgment... More...   $0 (09-10-2010 - WA)

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. v. Lash Group, Inc.

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) was designed to encourage reporting of false or fraudulent claims that are submitted to the federal government for approval or payment. Typically a relator—a whistle-blowing employee, a business partner or competitor—brings suit “for the benefit of the United States.” Mortgages, Inc. v. U.S. Dist. Ct., 934 F.2d 209, 210 (9th Cir. 1991) (per curiam). The gov... More...   $0 (01-06-2010 - WA)

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. v. Lash Group, Inc.; Documedics Acquisition Co., Inc.

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) was designed to encourage reporting of false or fraudulent claims that are submitted to the federal government for approval or payment. Typically a relator—a whistle-blowing employee, a business partner or competitor—brings suit “for the benefit of the United States.” Mortgages, Inc. v. U.S. Dist. Ct., 934 F.2d 209, 210 (9th Cir. 1991) (per curiam). The gov... More...   $0 (11-19-2009 - WA)

Wachovia SBA Lending, Inc. d/b/a Wachovia Small Business Capital v. Deanna D. Kraft

Deanna Kraft and Wachovia SBA Lending, Inc., doing

business as Wachovia Small Business Capital (Wachovia), became embroiled in a

dispute about whether Kraft owed Wachovia payment in connection with a loan.

After moving unsuccessfully for summary judgment, Wachovia voluntarily

dismissed its suit against Kraft without prejudice under CR 41. Kraft asked for

a... More...
   $0 (01-15-2009 - WA)

During the 1960s and early 1970s, Roger Herring, a member of the Asbestos Workers Union Local 7, worked for subcontractors of Todd Shipyards at Todd's work sites. Herring's asbestos exposure ultimately caused fatal mesothelioma. Before Herring died he sued Todd.

In the years between the time Herring was exposed to asbestos and when he developed mesothelioma, Todd declared bankru... More...   $0 (08-20-2007 - WA)

Washington, et al. v. Reliant Energy Services

Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced that Washington will receive $3.5 million as part of a multi-state settlement with Reliant Energy Services. The settlement resolves claims that Reliant gouged ratepayers, withheld power and manipulated market prices during the 2000-2001 Energy Crisis.

"Reliant is one of five Texas energy companies that inflated electricity prices and swindled W... More...   $460000000 (08-18-2005 - WA)

Joseph Finley v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria

Joseph Finley sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. Finley invested in a property in Lacey, Washington with Remi De Roo, Bishop of Victoria in the 1990s. Bishop De Roo loaned $600,000 of church money to Mr. Finley for an Arabian horse-breeding venture that failed. Mr. Finley then proposed buying, developing and selling the 160 acre pro... More...   $12400000 (06-21-2005 - WA)

Abelein et al. v. United States

After the Internal Revenue Service audited the comings, goings and machinations involving cattle and sheep breeding tax shelter partnerships organized by Walter J. Hoyt III, it sent out Notices of Final Partnership Administrative Adjustment (FPAA) forms to Daniel Abelein and other investors whom it considered to be partners. Abelein and numerous other investors (hereafter collectively Abel... More...   $0 (03-27-2003 - WA)

In RE: John L. Mckean, Attroney At Law

JOHNSON, J. --In this case we review the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Disciplinary Board's (Board) recommendation that John L. McKean be suspended from the practice of law for six months followed by six months of probation. The recommendation was based on McKean's entering into a business arrangement with a client to shield the client from creditors, financing the business with... More...   $0 (03-06-2003 - WA)

David E. Svendsen v. Gregg N. Stock et al.

Consumer Protection Act - In October of 1995, David Svendsen purchased a house near Lake Sammamish from Gregg and Randi Stock. Connie Edwards of John L. Scott, Inc., was the listing agent representing the Stocks. Some years before the sale the Stocks had experienced flooding on their property as a result of a blocked storm drain on an uphill neighbor's property. In November 1994, the neighbor's... More...   $62298 (06-28-1999 - WA)

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