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United States of America v. Al M. Talaga

Seattle, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm during civil unrest and looting in downtown Seattle.

A 33-year-old Kent, Washington man was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm during civil unrest and looting in downtown Seattle. Al M. Talaga was arrested in September 2020, following an investigation... More...
   $0 (08-18-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Al M. Talaga

Seattle, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with for being a felon in possession of a firearm during civil unrest and looting in downtown Seattle.

Al M. Talaga, age 33, was arrested in September 2020, following an investigation of events that began June 1, 2020. At the sentencing hearing today U.S. District Judge James L. Robart told him, “You can’t have... More...
   $0 (08-13-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Bartell Drug, Inc.

Seattle, Washington controlled substance act violation criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Bartell Drug, Inc., with violating the Controlled Substances Act by filling invalid prescriptions.

For many, the descent into opioid abuse begins with improper prescriptions. Thats why it is critical that our pharmacists serve as a check to keep the public safe, said U.S. Attorney Mor... More...
   $800000 (12-19-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. Adam Michael Kelley





Tacoma, WA - The United States of America charged Adam Michael Kelley, atge 38, with drug possession with intent to distribute and felony possession of a firearm.

According to the facts in the plea agreement, on March 27, 2019, KELLY and his then-girlfriend lef... More...
   $0 (08-19-2020 - WA)

David Weil v. Citizens Telecom Services Company, LLC





Hearsay does not include statements offered against a
party, made by that partys employee on a matter within the
scope of the employees employment, so long as the
statement was made while the employee was still employed
by that party. Fed. ... More...
   $0 (04-29-2019 - WA)

Michael D. Castro v. Tri Marine Fish Company, LLC




Central to the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, June 10, 1958, 21 U.S.T. 2517 (New York Convention), and related federal law is the principle insulating foreign arbitral awards from second-guessing by cour... More...
   $0 (04-15-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Lina Pastars




Seattle, WA - Federal Way Tax Preparer Convicted in Scheme to Prepare False Income Tax Returns
Defendant Falsified Deductions on more than a Thousand Tax Returns over Four Years

A 52-year-old Federal Way, Washington resident was convicted l... More...
   $0 (03-04-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Donald A. Knutsen




Owner of Sports Memorabilia Stores Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Pay Employment Taxes
Defendant Failed to Pay Employment and Social Security Taxes on more than 50 Employees for the last Ten Years

The owner of two Pierce County sports mem... More...
   $0 (10-12-2018 - WA)

DANNY SNAPP v. UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION and BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY COMPANY

Snapp worked for BNSF from 1971 through 1999. He rose through the ranks, becoming a Division Trainmaster in 1986. Due to tiredness and low energy, he went to a doctor in 1994. He was diagnosed with sleep apnea and had surgeries in 1996 and 1998 in unsuccessful attempts to correct his condition. In 1999, BNSF received a report from Snapps physician. Snapps supervisor told Snapp he did not bel... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - WA)

Michelle Echlin v. PearceHealth, d/b/a PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

We must decide whether, under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, a company that sent letters demanding that
hospital patients pay their overdue medical bills meaningfully
participated in the hospitals efforts to collect debts.
I
Michelle Echlin is a former patient of PeaceHealth
Southwest Medical Center (PeaceHealth) in Vancouver,
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Washin... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - WA)

United States of America v. Richard Thomas Zieske

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Repeat Investment Fraudster Convicted of Wire Fraud, Securities Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft
Victims met Defendant through Martial Arts Studio; Defendant lied about Criminal Past and Stole Disabled Mans Retirement Savings

A federal jury convicted RICHARD THOMAS ZIESKE, a Renton man who presented himself as an investment advisor, of eight federal felonie... More...
   $0 (02-05-2018 - WA)

United States of America v. Edward Bui

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Serial Fraudster Sentenced to 61 Months in Prison for Latest Round of Scams Aimed at Internet and Shipping Businesses - Used Internet Payment Processors for Modern-Day Check Kiting Scheme

A Seattle man sentenced for mail fraud and wire fraud in 2009, changed his name and committed a new round of frauds resulting today in a 61 month federal prison sentence, three years of s... More...
   $0 (11-03-2017 - WA)

Michael Segaline v. State of Washington

The doctrine of qualified immunity shields a government official
from civil liability and money damages unless the plaintiff shows violation of a
constitutional right that is clearly established at the time of the challenged conduct. The
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and Regional Safety and Health
Coordinator William Alan Croft appeal the jury verdict in favor... More...
   $0 (07-17-2017 - WA)

United States of America v. Zachary Augustus Smulski

Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Former CFO of Health Insurance Company Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement
Used Phony Documents and Hidden Bank Accounts to Commit Wire Fraud

The former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Soundpath Health was sentenced June 30, 2017 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to a year and a day in prison for embezzling more than $631,000 from his employer. The embezzlement was par... More...
   $0 (06-30-2017 - WA)

United States of America v. Jeremy Schlenker

Tacoma, WA - Tribal Member who Shot and Killed Innocent Stranger in Parking Lot of Emerald Queen Casino Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison

Rampage of Assaults and Threats ends with Tragic Shooting

A 28year-old enrolled member of the Crow Indian Tribe of Montana was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 26 years in prison and five years of supervised release ... More...
   $0 (08-03-2016 - 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)

Curtis Rookaird v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Company (BNSF)

Seattle, WA - Former BNSF Employee Awarded $1.6 Million

Curtis Rookaird, a former Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Company (BNSF) brakeman, sued BNSF on a wrongful termination theory claiming that he was fired for conducting a brake test over the objections of his supervisors. He conducted a braking check on a 42 train cars, many of which were "placarded hazardous tank cars."
<... More...
   $0 (05-28-2016 - WA)

Filo Foods, LLC v. City of SeaTac

The SeaTac Committee for Good Jobs (Committee) is a coalition of
individuals, businesses, neighborhood associations, immigrant groups, civil rights
groups, faith organizations, and labor organizations. In June 2013, the Committee
circulated a petition to city of SeaTac voters that proposed a set of minimum
employment standards for certain hospitality and transportation employer... More...
   $0 (08-20-2015 - WA)

Carey M. Brennan v. Opus Bank

Brennan appeals from the district courts order dismissing
his action in favor of arbitration. Opus Bank cross appeals
from the district courts implicit denial of its motion to seal
Brennans complaint, and the district courts denial of its
motion for reconsideration as moot. We have jurisdiction of
both appeals pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1291. We affirm the
district courts... More...
   $0 (08-11-2015 - WA)

United States of America v. Steven Asir Thomas

Seattle, WA - Former Nightclub Owner Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

Defendant Sought to Open Ice Nightclub near Seattle Center to Launder Drug Proceeds

A 40-year-old Olympia, Washington man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle, for drug distribution and illegal gun possession announced United States Attorney Annette L. Hayes. STEVEN ASIR THO... More...
   $0 (07-28-2015 - WA)

Woods View II, LLC v. Kitsap County

Appellants Woods View II, LLC (WVII) and Darlene Piper appeal
from the superior court' s grant of summary judgment in Kitsap County' s ( the County) favor on
WVII' s claims of negligence, tortious interference, and takings. These claims arise from the
alleged delay of several permits and governmental decisions required•for a project ofWVII. WVII
and Piper argue that ( 1) their cl... More...
   $0 (06-09-2015 - WA)

Manuel Cruz v. Abel Chavez

Civil Rule 2A precludes enforcement of a settlement agreement
where there is a genuine dispute of material fact regarding the existence of the
agreement. Under principles of contract law, which govern settlement agreements,
mutual assent is an essential element for the formation, or existence, of a valid
agreement. Here, the plaintiffs demonstrated a question of material fact as to... More...
   $0 (04-13-2015 - WA)

State Of Washington v. Terrance Jon Irby

This appeal from a conviction for aggravated murder is
unusual in that defendant Terrance Irby waived both his right to be represented
at trial and his right to be present. Irby's absence did not excuse the trial court
and the prosecutor from their responsibility to assure that Irby's jury was fair and
impartial. One of the jurors said during voir dire that she "would like to say h... More...
   $0 (04-18-2015 - WA)

In re Welfare of A.W.

In 2010, the legislature enacted a new guardianship statute,
chapter 13.36 RCW (new statute), to create permanency for children in foster care
through the dismissal of dependency and the appointment of a guardian. RCW
13.36.010. This case involves whether the preponderance of the evidence standard
of proof satisfies due process and whether the record supports the trial court's
... More...
   $0 (02-19-2015 - WA)

Jack M. Garrison v. Sagepoint Financial, Inc.

Mark M. Garrison was a licensed investment advisor and co-owner of a financial advice firm, Acumen Financial Group Inc. In 1999, Mark1 entered into an independent contractor agreement with AIG Financial Advisors Inc. to act as a
registered securities representative (stockbroker). In 2002, Mark's grandparents Jack
and Charlotte Garrison established the Garrison Family LLC. In 2006, Jack and... More...
   $0 (01-15-2015 - WA)

United States of America v. Jeffrey M. Knutsen

Seattle, WA - A long-time tax and financial adviser in Bellingham, Washington was sentenced today to 51 months in prison, three years of supervised release and $251,892 in restitution for wire fraud, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. JEFFREY M. KNUTSEN, 43, owned and operated Bellwether Financial Services dba Bellwether Wealth Management. In July 2005, KNUTSEN was barred by the Fi... More...   $0 (01-05-2015 - WA)

United States of America v. Patrick M. Derrick

A 67-year-old Renton, Washington man who illegally collected his father’s Social Security benefit checks for 17 years after his father’s death was sentenced today to a year in prison, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. PATRICK M. DERRICK pleaded guilty to theft of public funds in May 2014, admitting that for 17 years following his father’s death he continued to collect and spe... More...   $0 (10-09-2014 - WA)

Matthew Alexander Tarabochia v. FBI Special AGent Mickey Adkins

We must decide whether a suspicionless roving
automobile stop of commercial fishers made while they drive
on a public highway to investigate compliance with
Washington fish and game laws constitutes an unreasonable
search and seizure within the meaning of the Fourth
Amendment and, if so, whether this right was clearly
4 TARABOCHIA V. ADKINS
established as of the time of... More...
   $0 (09-10-2014 - WA)

United Statees of America v. Debra A. Aaron and Samuel A. Aaron

Seattle, WA - A married couple from Whidbey Island, Washington, both of whom had lengthy careers as federal employees, was sentenced today to prison for conspiracy to defraud the government and making false or fraudulent claims, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. DEBRA A. AARON, 60, was sentenced to five years in prison and SAMUEL A. AARON, 71, was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Both w... More...   $0 (07-25-2014 - WA)

United States of America v. Seeney Ristick

Seattle, WA - A Tacoma, Washington man who claimed more than $1.8 million in false income tax refunds pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. SEENEY RISTICK, 33, faces up to five years in prison when sentenced by U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle on September 8, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, between 2008 an... More...
   $0 (06-09-2014 - WA)

Rosita H. Smith v. JEM Group, Inc.

JEM Group, Inc. (“JEM”) appeals from the district court’s denial of its motion to compel arbitration. The district court held that it had authority to decide whether an arbitration clause contained in an attorney retainer agreement is unconscionable. On the merits, the court held that the clause is unconscionable under Washington law.

We affirm.

I. Background

Rosita Smit... More...
   $0 (12-12-2013 - 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)

Donia Townsend v. The Quadrant Corporation

We granted review of a decision of the Court of Appeals in

which that court reversed the superior court's denial of a motion by a corporate home

seller and its parent companies to compel certain home purchasers to engage in

arbitration pursuant to an arbitration clause in the purchase and sale agreement. We

affirm the Court of Appeals.

... More...
   $0 (01-05-2012 - WA)

Loraine Campbell v. State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services

Plaintiff Loraine Campbell appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendants Sonja Pate, Lashonda Mitchell, and Murine McGenty,1 employees of the State of Washington’s State Operated Living Alternative (“SOLA”) program. Defendants were responsible for the care of Campbell’s 33-year-old developmentally delayed daughter, Justine Booth, at the time Justine was fo... More...   $0 (11-07-2011 - WA)

Loraine Campbell v. State of Washington

Plaintiff Loraine Campbell appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendants Sonja Pate, Lashonda Mitchell, and Murine McGenty,1 employees of the State of Washington’s State Operated Living Alternative (“SOLA”) program. Defendants were responsible for the care of Campbell’s 33-year-old developmentally delayed daughter, Justine Booth, at the time Justine was f... More...   $0 (11-07-2011 - WA)

Kim Koenig v. Styeve Cain

Kim Koenig sued Bainbridge police officer Styeve Cain on a civil rights violation theory under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that Defendants assaulted and wrongfully arrested her during a 2007 traffic stop. Plaintiff also claimed that Defendant choked, sexually assaulted and violation her civil rights. She claimed that Cain was a sexually deviant, power-hungry cop who used excessive force to silence an ... More...   $0 (10-28-2011 - WA)

City of Seattle v. Robert J. May

In 2005, Robert May violated a domestic violence protection

order that prohibited him from contacting his ex-wife. As a result, May was convicted,

under a city of Seattle ordinance, of violating the protection order. May contends that

the order he is charged with violating is invalid and that he lacked notice that violating

the no-contact provision of the o... More...
   $0 (06-23-2011 - WA)

City of Seattle v. Robert J. May

In 2005, Robert May violated a domestic violence protection

order that prohibited him from contacting his ex-wife. As a result, May was convicted,

under a city of Seattle ordinance, of violating the protection order. May contends that

the order he is charged with violating is invalid and that he lacked notice that violating

the no-contact provision of the order was... More...
   $0 (06-23-2011 - WA)

Samuel R. Watkins v. United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

Appellant, Samuel Watkins (“Watkins”), a copyright and trademark attorney, appeals pro se the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) in his eight Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, requests for 19 C.F.R. § 133.21(c) Notices of Seizure of Infringing Merchandise (“Notices of Seizure” or “... More...   $0 (05-06-2011 - WA)

David Lahoti v. Vericheck, Inc.

Appellant David Lahoti appeals from the district court’s finding, on remand, that he violated the Lanham Act, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), the Washington Consumer Protection Act (WCPA), and Washington common law. The appeal turns in significant part on whether the district court followed this court’s instructions on remand in finding that Respondent Vericheck, Inc.’... More...   $0 (02-16-2011 - WA)

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