Washington Class Action Law

Bob Dawson, et al. v. Porch.com, Inc., et al.

Seattle, WA: Consumer law lawyers represented Plaintiffs who sued Defendants on Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C. 227) violations.

See: 47 U.S.C §227. Restrictions on use of telephone equipment
(a) Definitions

As used in this section—

(1) The term “automatic telephone dialing system” means equipment which has the capacity—

(A) to store or... More...
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Salina Savage, er al. United States of America v. CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company

Spokane, WA: CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC), a prime contractor at the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site, has agreed to pay $3,038,270 million to resolve allegations that CHPRC violated the False Claims Act by submitting false and fraudulent small business subcontract reports.

In 2008, CHPRC, a Washington subsidiary of CH2M Hill Companies Ltd., which is headquartered in... More...
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United States of America v. Gregory David Werber

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with money laundering.

Gregory David Werber, 58, of Manhattan Beach, California, was charged with laundered drug proceeds for a drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine in Western Washington.

“Drug traffickers are in it for the money–and those who co... More...
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State of Oregon v. Luke Anton Wirkkala

Bend, Oregon murder charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Luke Anton Wirkkala, age 40, who charged with first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter for killing David Andrew Ryder, who was a house guest of Wirkkala, who was shot at close range with a pump-action shotgun in 2013.

Defendant asserted self defense.... More...
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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...
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United States of America v. Dr. Frank Danger Li

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Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Dr. Frank Danger Li with a False Claims Ac... More...
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United States of America v. Eric Henry Woodberry

Seattle, WA - rmed robber sentenced to 11+ years in prison for Mountlake Terrace cannabis store robbery

Defendant and co-defendant caught hiding nearby after forcing store staff onto the floor at gunpoint

One of two men who robbed a marijua... More...
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United States of America v. Braulio Jimenez

Spokane, WA - Transnational Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 18 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Cocaine and for Money Laundering

Braulio Jimenez, age 24, based out of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced after having pleade... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Luis Moniz

Spokane, WA - Sinaloa Cartel Associate Sentenced to 10 Year Prison Term for Drug Trafficking

Jose Luis Muniz, age 38, of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable am... More...
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Julie Hedglin v. Swift Transportation Company of Arizona, LLC

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Seattle, WA - Julie Hedglin, individually, and as putative class representativ... More...
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United States of America v. Taylor Fertig

Spokane, WA - Ten Year Prison Term Imposed for a Fentanyl Distributor

Tri-Cities, Washington Man Sentenced in Federal Court

Taylor Fertig, age 24, of Kennewick, Washington, was sentenced after having pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute 400 grams or more of Fe... More...
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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...
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Patricia Anderson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Patricia Anderson and Thomas Andersons single-car accident in 1998 began a saga of litigation culminating in this appeal. Little of the tragic history involving nine different trial and appellate proceedings is relevant to this opinion, in which we determin... More...
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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...
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STillaguamish Tribe of Indians v. State of Washington

In an effort to engineer federal jurisdiction, the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians (the Tribe) sued the State of Washington in federal court, seeking a declaration that the Tribes sovereign immunity barred any lawsuit arising from a particular contract wit... More...
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Jerry Hoang v. Bank of America, N.A.

If a creditor fails to make required disclosures under the
Truth in Lending Act (TILA), borrowers are allowed three
years from the loans consummation date to rescind certain
loans.1 15 U.S.C. 1635(f). Borrowers may effect that
rescission s... More...
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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
Wilsons amended bankruptcy schedules sought to claim
more than Washington law permitted her to claim as of the
petition date, we affirm the district courts decision, limiting
her claimed exe... More...
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United States of America v. Craig Lorch and Jeff Zirkle

Seattle, WA - Owners of Northwests Largest Electronics Recycling Firm Plead Guilty to Wire Fraud Conspiracy
Secretly Exposed Foreign Workers to Mercury Waste to Increase Corporate Profits

The owners and Chief Executive Officers of Total Reclaim... More...
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Curtis Rockaird v. BNSF Railway Company

These appeals follow a civil jury trial. The jury found
that BNSF Railway Company violated the anti-retaliation
provision of the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) when
BNSF fired Curtis Rookaird for, in part, refusing to stop
performing an air-brake test on a 42-car train that he was
tasked with moving. Rookaird was awarded over $1.2
million in damages. BNSF appeals issu... More...
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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...
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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...
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Yei A. Sun v. ADvanced China Healthcare, Inc.

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Yei Sun, Liping Sun, and Haiming Sun were persuaded
by Alicia Kao to invest $2.8 million in Advanced China
Healthcare. The Suns entered into two Share Purchase
Agreements, each of which contained a forum-selection
clause that required any disputes arising out of or related to
the agreements to be adjudicated in California state court.
Notwithstanding the forum-selection c... More...
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Eva Moore v. John Urquhart

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

This is a class action challenging the constitutionality of
a Washington statute that allows tenants to be evicted from
their homes without a court hearing. Plaintiffs seek
declaratory and injunctive relief against the Sheriff of King
County, whose office enforces the challenged statute by
executing the eviction orders. The district court dismissed
the action with prejudice... More...
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Mickey Fowler v. Tracy Guerin

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Washington public school teachers Mickey Fowler and Leisa Maurer bring this class action to order the Director of the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) to return interest that was allegedly skimmed from their state-managed retirement accounts. The district court denied the stipulated motion to certify a class and then dismissed the action as prudentially unripe. We conclude... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - WA)


In 2006 the late Delbert Wheeler, Sr., a lifelong-enrolled member of the Yakama Nation in Washington State, purchased 80 acres of trust property . . . from the Yakama Nation Land Enterprise, the agency of the Yakama Nation which is charged with overseeing the maintenance of real property held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Yakama Nation and its members. Wheeler then opened... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - WA)

State of Washington v. United States of America, et al.`

Seattled, WA - The State of Washington and other states sued the United States of America, Michael R. Pompeo, in his official capacity as Secretary of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Mike Miller, in his official capacity as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Trade Controls, Sarah Heidema, in her official capacity as Director of Policy, Office of Defense Trade Controls Polic... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - WA)

Angel Mendez and Jennifer Lynn Garcia v. County of Los Angeles, et al.

Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

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On remand from the United States Supreme Court we are tasked with deciding whether the unlawful entry into a residence by two sheriffs deputies, without a warrant, consent, or exigent circumstances, was the proximate cause of the subsequent shooting and injuries to the plaintiffs. We hold that it was, permitting a federal claim under 42 U.S.C. 1983. We also hold that the plaintiffs have an inde... More...   $4000000 (07-29-2018 - WA)

Justin Harter v. United States Postal Service

Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

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Spokane, WA - Federal Court Dismisses Spokane Postal Service Employees Discrimination Case

United States District Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. dismissed a discrimination case filed against the U.S. Postal Service by Justin Harter, a former temporary employee.

According to information disclosed during court proceedings, Harter, a resident of Missoula, Montana who has American Indi... More...
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Danny P.; Angela P.; Nicole B. v. Catholic Health Initiatives

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Danny P., Angela P. and Nicole B. (hereafter collectively
P) appeal the district courts grant of summary judgment to
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Catholic Health
Initiatives Medical PlanBlue Cross Blue Shield (collectively
the Plan). The Plan denied Ps claim for the cost of Nicole
B.s inpatient stay in Island View Residential Treatment
Center (Island Vie... More...
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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.
Michelle Echlin is a former patient of PeaceHealth
Southwest Medical Center (PeaceHealth) in Vancouver,
Washin... More...
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United States of America v. David D. Daley

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Seattle Area Man Sentenced to 33 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking Teens and Young Women

David D. Delay, 52, of Lynnwood, Washington, was sentenced on April 12, 2018 in a U.S. District Court in Seattle to 33 years in prison for his predatory and exploitive scheme to recruit young women and teens to prostitution for his own enrichment, announced Acting Assistant Attorney Ge... More...
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Cheryl Kater v. Churchill Downs Incorporated

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

In this appeal, we consider whether the virtual game platform Big Fish Casino constitutes illegal gambling under Washington law. Defendant-Appellee Churchill Downs, the games owner and operator, has made millions of dollars off of Big Fish Casino. However, despite collecting millions in revenue, Churchill Downs, like Captain Renault in Casablanca, purports to be shockedshocked!to find that Bi... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - WA)

Rmg Worldwide, L.L.C., et Ano, vs. Pierce County

Washington Court of Appeals, Division 1 - Tacoma, Washington

RMG Worldwide LLC (RMG) appeals two land use decisions of the
Pierce County hearing examiner. In the first decision, the examiner found that RMG
could not subdivide its existing golf course for residential development under the
General Use zoning that was in effect in 1990, and that RMG must instead submit
applications consistent with the current development regulations. In the sec... More...
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Sue Jin Yi And Ronald Cox V. The Kroger Co.

Washington Court of Appeals, Division 1 - Tacoma, Washington

Ronald Cox, a former Quality Food Centers Inc. (QFC)
employee, filed this class action challenging QFC's policy of rounding hourly
employees' clocked-in time to the nearest quarter hour. Specifically, he contends
QFC intentionally manipulated the application of this policy to result in
underpayment of wages.
QFC appeals the trial court's denial of the motion to compel arbitrati... More...
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Friends of Moon Creek, et al v. Diamond Lake Improvement Ass'n, et al.

Washington Court of Appeals, Division III - Spoken, Washington

After ruling on summary judgment that Sharon Sorby did not
enjoy qualified immunity from the plaintiffs claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983, the trial
court certified its order under RAP 2.3(b)(4) as one involv[ing] a controlling question of
law as to which there is substantial ground for a difference of opinion. We granted
discretionary review. We conclude that Ms. Sorby enjoys quali... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Daniel Hudek, IV

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Florida Man Who Assaulted Airline Flight Crew and Passengers Enroute to China Pleads Guilty

Defendant Admits He Struck Passengers and Crew after Attempting to Raise Lever on Exit Door while Airborne

A Tampa, Florida, man who assaulted crew and passengers on a Delta Airlines flight bound for China pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to fo... More...
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Juan D. Vega, Jr. v. United States of America, et al.

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Juan Vega, Jr. was transferred from federal prison to a Seattle non-profit residential reentry center to complete the remainder of his prison sentence. There, he alleged that federal and private employees conspired to remove him from the halfway house known as Pioneer House, ostensibly based on his race and for asserting his First Amendment rights, by filing a false incident report. After his retu... More...   $0 (02-09-2018 - 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. Attorneys Office, the U.S. Department of Justices (DOJ) Civil Rights Divi... More...
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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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