Washington Federal Tort Claims Act Law
 

United States of America v. Jae Y. Lee and Northwest Physicians Laboratory (NWPL)

Seattle, WA: The United States of America claimed that Jae Lee and Northestern Physicians Laboratory violated the False Claims Act by engaging in a kick-back scheme.

Jae Lee, 50, of Bellevue, Washington, served as the CEO of Northwest Physicians Laboratory (NWPL) from January 1, 2013, until July 30, 2015. Lee agreed to pay $500,000 within 30 days of the settlement agreement, with additi... More...
   $1100000 (10-18-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Seth Randles

Spokane, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with enticing women to travel to engage in human trafficking.


Seth Randles, age 38, of Spokane, Washington, was charged with federal sex trafficking violations. Randles used violence, threats, and manipulation to force women to engage in commercial sex acts with strangers of his choosing. He took the money his victims... More...
   $0 (10-08-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Isaiah Thomas Willoughby

Seattle, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to commit arson.

Isaiah Thomas Willoughby, 36, used a can of gasoline to set the fire just feet from where protestors were camped, putting them at risk. In the early morning hours of June 12, 2020, Willoughby was wearing distinctive clothing when he was captured on surveillance video near debris piled next... More...
   $0 (10-05-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Orlando Raul Rodriguez, a/k/a “Toon”

Spokane, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with firearm felonies.

Orlando Raul Rodriguez, a/k/a “Toon,” age 31, of Yakima, Washington, was indicted for on June 22, 2021, brandishing a firearm while committing a crime of violence and for illegal possession of a firearm.

Rodriguez, a known member of the Sureños street gang, and three others lured the v... More...
   $0 (09-27-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Joshua Henry Punt

Tacoma, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempting to entice and pressure a teenager to send him sexually explicit photographs and videos.

Joshua Henry Punt, age 39, from Ridgefield, Washington, was charged with multiple federal felonies for his scheme to entice and pressure young teens into sending him sexually explicit photos and videos, using the messagin... More...
   $0 (09-27-2021 - WA)

Jason Gibbons and Martha Gibbons v. MAPFRE Insurance Company

Insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a breach of insurance contract theory claiming damages in excess of $75,000 as a direct result of the failure of the Defendant to pay Plaintiff’s claim.

This case was initially filed in the Yakima County Superior Court, 21-00002-00024-39, and was removed to federal court by the Defendant.... More...
   $1 (08-20-2021 - WA)

Brett Welch and Heidi Welch v. Progressive Direct Insurance Company

Tacoma, WA: Insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a breach of insurance contract theory claiming damages in excess of $75,000 as a direct result of the failure of the Defendant to pay Plaintiff’s claim.


This case was initially filed in the Pierce County Superior Court, 21-00002-06422-3, and was removed to federal court by the Defendant.... More...
   $0 (08-23-2021 - WA)

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...
   $0 (08-17-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Ivan Armenta

Seattle, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with distribution of fentanyl.

Ivan Armenta, 21, was separated from the Navy and taken into federal custody August 7, 2020. Armenta provided pills tainted with fentanyl to another sailor who died of a drug overdose. Armenta had been warned the pills could be deadly, but still shared them with his friends.

“T... More...
   $0 (09-17-2021 - WA)

Susan Custer v. Chandler Smith and BNSF Railway Company

Seattle, WA: Personal injury car wreck lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Smith.

This case was initially filed in the King County Superior Court, 20-00002-07842-5 SEA, and was removed to federal court by the ... More...
   $1 (08-26-2021 - WA)

Evan Stewart v. United States of America

Seattle, WA: Personal injury car wreck lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on Federal Tort Claims Act auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by a federal government employee. ... More...   $1 (07-29-2021 - WA)

Robert Carson v. United States of America

Tacoma, WA: Personal injury car wreck lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendants on Federal Tort Claims Act auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Jason Robotkay, a federal government employee. ... More...   $1 (07-23-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Kathleen Joy Yallup

Spokane, WA: Assault with a dangerous weapon criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kathleen Joy Yallup, age 45, of Parker, Washington, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Yallup stabbed the male victim multiple times in the face and chest during an argument inside his car on January 10, 2020, in Parker, Washington, which is within the external boundaries of the Yak... More...
   $0 (08-27-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Mukund Mohan

Seattle, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud and money laundering.

Mukund Mohan, 48, of Clyde Hill, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering on March 15. According to court documents, Mohan sought more than $5.5 million through eight fraudulent disaster loan applications. In support of the fraudulent loan applications, Mohan submit... More...
   $0 (08-24-2021 - WA)

Laura J. Williamson v. Christopher Whited and Patterson Dental Supply, Inc.

Richland, Washington personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiffs, who sued defendant on auto negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of a car wreck caused by Whited.

This case was filed in the Walla Walla Superior Court, 19-00002-00398-36, and was removed to federal court by Defendants.... More...
   $0 (02-08-2021 - WA)

Sh'Keenan Cage v. United States of America

Spokane, Washington personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiffs, who sued defendant on a Federal Tort Claims Act negligence theories claiming to have been damaged and/or injured in a car wreck caused by the federal government employee.... More...   $0 (04-19-2021 - WA)

Shirley L. DeWillers v. Justin L. Derbyshire and Red's Equipment Repairs, LLC

Spokane, Washington personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued defendants on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in damages and/or injuries as a direct result of a car truck wreck.

This case was filed in the Chelan County Superior Court, 20-00002-0043304, and was removed to federal court by Defendants.... More...
   $1 (05-10-2021 - WA)

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)

Tracy Garrow v. Safeway, Inc.

Seattle, Washington personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiffs, who sued defendant on negligence theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident in Defendant's store.


This case was filed in the King County Superior Court, 19-00002-19752-8 SEA, and was removed to federal court by Defendant.... More...
   $0 (08-09-2021 - WA)

Barbara George and John Wherly v. Tractor Supply Company

Tacoma, Washington personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued defendant a negligence theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages.

This case was filed in the Grays Harbor County Superior Court, 20-00002-00465-14, and was removed to federal courts by Defendant.... More...
   $1 (08-17-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Jonny Shineflew

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Jonny Shineflew, age 48, of Spokane, Washington, was charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, one count of Mail Theft, and one count of Aggravated Identity Theft.

Bbetween March 15 and July 31, 2018, Shineflew entered into an agreement with co-defenda... More...
   $0 (08-06-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Bobbie Anson Pease

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with second degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Bobbie Anson Pease, age 52, admited that in September 2018, he used a baseball bat and gun to murder a 34-year-old woman on federal land, part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).

According to the plea agreement, Pease was sharing a ho... More...
   $0 (07-30-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Justin Andrew Wilke

Tacoma, Washington theft of maple wood public property charge criminal defense lawyer represented Justin Andrew Wilke, 39, who was charged with conspiracy, theft of public property, depredation of public property, trafficking in unlawfully harvested timber, and attempting to traffic in unlawfully harvested timber. U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle scheduled sentencing for October 18, 2021.More...   $0 (07-09-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Jordan Everett Stevens

Yakima, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with murder in Indian County.

Jordan Everett Stevens, an Indian, of First Degree Murder in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1111, 1153 and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(iii).

According to court documents and evidence presented at tri... More...
   $0 (06-29-2021 - WA)

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...
   $0 (06-09-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Silas James Enick

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with assault and batter.

Silas James Enick, age 31, an enrolled member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, was charged with Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to a Spouse, Intimate Partner, or Dating Partner in Indian Country.

This case arose in February 2020 when Enick struck his girlfriend’s face ... More...
   $0 (05-19-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Gail Lynn Burnworth and Michael Kellar

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyers represented Defendants charged with distribution of child porn.

Gail Lynn Burnworth, 53, and her boyfriend Michael Kellar, 59, were arrested in August 2017, after an alert passenger on a July 31, 2017, flight to San Jose, California, noticed disturbing texts between Kellar, who was on the plane, and Burnworth, who was in Tacoma. The investigati... More...
   $0 (05-19-2021 - WA)

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...
   $0 (05-09-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Eusebio Olvera Ruiz

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant who was charged with conspiracy to possession with intent to distribute meth.

Eusebio Olvera Ruiz, age 27, of Quincy, Washington, was charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of 50 Grams or More of Actual (Pure) Methamphetamine.

Mr. Ruiz was a member of a drug trafficking orga... More...
   $0 (04-23-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Eusebio Olvera Ruiz

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs.

Eusebio Olvera Ruiz, age 27, of Quincy, Washington, was charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of 50 Grams or More of Actual (Pure) Methamphetamine.

According to information disclosed during court proceedings, Mr. Ruiz was a member... More...
   $0 (04-29-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Joshua Henry Punt

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with production and possession of child porn.

A Ridgefield, Washington, man was charged with multiple federal felonies for his scheme to entice and pressure young teens into sending him sexually explicit photos and videos. Joshua Henry Punt, 39, was accused of using the messaging apps ‘Kik’ and ‘Snapchat’ to... More...
   $0 (04-29-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. James Lee Crooker

Spokane, Washington attempted child porn production charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, James Lee Crooker, age 36, who was charged with three counts of attempted production of child pornography, each involving a different victim, on June 17, 2020.

Crooker had previously entered a guilty plea to one count of production of child pornography pertaining to one minor aged v... More...
   $0 (04-19-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Cameron Shea

Seattle, Washington hate crime charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Cameron Shea, 25, a leader of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, pled guilty to federal conspiracy and hate crime charges for threatening journalists and advocates who worked to expose anti-Semitism.

Shea pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit three offenses against the United States: i... More...
   $0 (04-09-2021 - WA)

Charles Denison v. United States of America

Spokane, Washington car wreck personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, Charles Denison, who sued the United States of America on a Federal Tort Claims Act auto negligence theory claiming to have been injured and/or damaged in a car wreck caused by a government employee.... More...   $1 (03-31-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Cody Allen Easterday

Spokane, Washington fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendent, Cody Allen Easterday, of Mesa, used his company, Easterday Ranches Inc., to enter into a series of agreements with Tyson and Company 1 under which Easterday Ranches agreed to purchase and feed cattle on behalf of Tyson and Company 1. Per the agreements, Tyson and Company 1 would advance Easterday Ranches the costs of b... More...   $0 (04-01-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Kelly Thomas Jackson

Seattle, Washington "Molotov Cocktail" possession charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kelly Thomas Jackson, age 21, who was charged with unlawful possession of a destructive device in violation of 26 U.S.C. 2561 and 5845.

Jackson was arrested in September 2020 when he was identified as the person who used Molotov cocktails to burn two Seattle Police vehicles in downtown ... More...
   $0 (04-01-2021 - 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)

Julie A Pederson v. Michael D Shipley, Jane Doe Shipley and Freight Expeditors, Inc.

Tacoma, Washington car truck wreck personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, Julie A Pederson, who sued Michael D Shipley, Jane Doe Shipley and Freight Expeditors, Inc. on personal injury, auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in damages and/or injuries as a directed result of defendant's negligence.

This case was filed in the Pi... More...
   $1 (03-04-2021 - WA)

Timothy Lundquist v. Standard Insurance Company

Seattle, Washington insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff, Timothy Lundquist, who sued Standard Insurance Company on a breach of contract theory claiming to have suffered amages as a result of the breach.

This case was filed in the King County Superior Court, 19-00002-02607-3 SEA and was removed to federal court.

Defendant challenged the jurisdiction of the court and sought ... More...
   $0 (03-04-2021 - WA)

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