Washington Intentional Interference with Contractual relations Law

United States of America v. Muhammad Fahd

Seattle, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and intentional damage to a protected computer.

Muhammad Fahd, a citizen of Pakistan and Grenada, was indicted for his leadership role in a seven-year scheme to unlawfully unlock nearly 2 million phones to defraud AT&T Inc. (AT&T), inflicting more than $200 million in losses.

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United States of America v. Ellen Brennan Reiche

Seattle, WA: Violence against a railroad carrier criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant Ellen Brennan Reiche, age 28, who was arrested on the BNSF Railway tracks near Bellingham, near midnight on November 28, 2020. She was charged with placing a ‘shunt’ – a device that interferes with train signals – on the tracks.

On the night of November 28, 2020, Reiche and co-def... 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. 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...
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United States of America v. Desmond David-Pitts

Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Desmond David-Pitts, age 19, with arson.

DESMOND DAVID-PITTS was arrested shortly after the fire following a Monday night protest march. DAVID-PITTS appeared today in U.S. District Court in Seattle.

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United States of America v. Andrey Turchin, a/k/a "fxmsp"

Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Andrey Turchin, age 37, also known as
fxmsp also known as Andej Turchin also known as Adik Dalv also known as Vadim bld with conspiracy to commit computer hacking, unathorized access to a protected computer, intentional damage to a protected computer, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and access device fraud.

Defendant was charged with ... More...
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United States of America v. Muhammad Fahd

Seattle, WA - Leader of Conspiracy to Illegally Unlock Cell Phones for Profit Extradited from Hong Kong

Bribed Workers at AT&Ts Bothell Customer Service Center to Plant Malware and Illegally Unlock Cell Phones

A 34-year-old citizen of Pakistan,... More...
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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...
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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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Vederoff was charged with and pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in ... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Nix

Seattle, WA - Kirkland, Washington Business Owner Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Two Decade Scheme to Avoid Paying Income Taxes

Set up Fraudulent Corporations, Filed Frivolous Claims and Sent Forged Money Orders to Evade Taxes

The ... 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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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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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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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)

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)

Kristy Douglas v. Xerox Business Services, L.L.C.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

In this appeal, we address an issue of first impression in
our circuit regarding the minimum-wage provision of the
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Specifically, we
consider whether the relevant unit for determining
minimum-wage compliance is the workweek as a whole or
each individual hour within the workweek. Although the
statutory text and context do not conclusively an... More...
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United States of America v. David D. Delay

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Seattle Area Man Convicted of 17 Federal Felonies for Scheme to Exploit Young Women and Juveniles in Prostitution - Defendant Posed as Documentary Filmmaker to Entice and Blackmail Women into Commercial Sex Activity

A 51 year-old Seattle-area man was convicted on November 8, 2017 in U.S. District Court in Seattle of 17 federal felonies for his scheme to recruit young women a... More...
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United States of America v. David D. Delay

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Seattle Area Man Convicted of Multiple Counts of Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud, or Coercion, Sex Trafficking of a Minor, and Production of Child Pornography

A 51 year-old Seattle-area man was convicted of 17 federal felonies on November 6, 2017 in the U.S. District Court in Seattle for his scheme to recruit young women and girls and force them to engage in prostitutionMore...
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Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Who would imagine that more than 150 years after the Treaty of Olympia (the Treaty) was signed between the United States and the Quileute and Quinault tribes, we would be asked to determine whether the right of taking fish includes whales and seals? Although scientists tell us sea mammals are not fish,1 these appeals ask us to go back to the 1855 treaty negotiation and signing and place oursel... More...   $0 (10-23-2017 - WA)

Kim Mikkelsen v. Public Utility District No. 1 of Kittitas County

Washington Supreme Court Building

The Public Utility District No. 1 of Kittitas County
(district) fired Kim Mikkelsen after 27 years of service. Mikkelsen sued the district,
alleging that, among other things, her dismissal violated the Washington Law Against
Discrimination (WLAD), RCW 49.60.180. Specifically, Mikkelsen claims that
Charles Ward, the general manager, exhibited a bias against women and older
emplo... More...
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Maria J. Morales v. Sony Fry and Brian Rees

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

The primary issue in this appeal is whether the clearly
established prong of the qualified immunity analysis should
be submitted to a jury. Following the lead of nearly all of
our sister circuits, we conclude that it is a question of law
that must ultimately be decided by a judge.
This case arises from Maria Moraless arrest during the
May 1, 2012 May Day... More...
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Roff Arden and bobbi Arden v. Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S., et al.

This case involves claims of breaches of fiduciary duty and
legal malpractice against lawyers hired to defend insureds in a civil action where
the insurance company provided the defense.^ The insureds claim the lawyers
violated their professional responsibilities by failing to disclose a potential conflict
^ The Court of Appeals and the parties in their briefing characterized the i... More...
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David Martin v. Gonzaga University

David Martin sues his former employer, Gonzaga University, for
discharge in employment in violation of public policy and for a violation of a statute
allowing an employee access to his personnel file. We affirm a summary judgment
dismissal of the wrongful discharge claim. Martin fails to present evidence to support the
fourth element of the claim, that element being the absence of ... More...
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Quinault Indian Nation v. Mary Linda Pearson

Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Once again, the issue of tribal sovereign immunity and
cigarette taxes is back in the federal courts. In this iteration,
the Quinault Indian Nation (the Nation) sued Edward A.
Comenout, Jr.; Robert R. Comenout, Sr.; and other
defendants for engaging in a scheme to defraud the Nation
of taxes. When the Nation later asked the district court to
dismiss its action, Edwards e... More...
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State of Washington v. Matthewe Morasch

Vancouver, WA - Jury Convicts Evergreen Washington Teach Taking Upskirt Videos

The States of Washington charged Matthew Morasch, age 42, with voyeurism for taking upskirt videos of an unidentified female in the Battle Ground Goodwill and trying to take images of two female students in one of his classes.

Defendant denied wrongdoing.

Defendant was a freshman physics teach... More...
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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...
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Frederick Thomas v. Jason Cannon, et al.

Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Jury Awards Family $15 Million On Civil Rights Claim

Fred Thomas, Annalesa Thomas and Jo-Hanna Read sued the City if Fife, the City of Laekwood, Brian Markert, Jason Cannon, Michael Wiley, Michael Zaro, Nathan VAnce, Ryan Miceako, and Pierce County Metro SWAT Team on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that the individual defendants used excessive f... More...
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Brian Pellham v. Let's Go Tubing, Inc., et al.

Washington Supreme Court Building - Olympia, Washington

This appeal asks: does an inner tube rental company owe a duty
to warn a renter about a fallen log in a river when the log is hidden from but near the
launch site, the river's current draws the tuber toward the log, the company knows of the
fallen log, the company warns other tubers of the log, and the company chooses the
launch site? To answer this question, interests, such as exh... More...
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In re Kathleen M. Grant v. John D. Grant

This appeal pits the importance of finality in litigation against
the requisite for a full accounting of assets in a marital dissolution. Based on Washington
statutes and the Supreme Court's wisdom in Yeats v. Estate of Yeats, 90 Wn.2d 201, 580
P.2d 617 (1978), we side with an inclusive accounting. In this partition action, we
reverse the trial court's ruling that a dissolution dec... More...
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State of Washington v. Kareem Harris

Washington Supreme Court - Olympia, Washington <.h2>

To impose criminal liability, the conduct of the defendant must
be both the cause in fact and the legal cause of the result. Kareem Harris seeks
reversal of the jury conviction of premediated murder in the first degree of Wilbur Lee
Gant. Harris contends insufficient evidence supports the jury finding that the injuries
Gant suffered when Harris shot him at least five times at close... More...
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Bellevue Farm Owners Association v. Chad Stevens

To establish abuse of process, the claimant must prove (1) an
ulterior purpose to accomplish an object not within the proper scope of the process, (2)
an act not proper in the regular prosecution of proceedings, and (3) harm caused by the
abuse of process. Chad Stevens filed a counterclaim against Mark Baute for abuse of
process. Stevens alleged as damages that he incurred attorney... More...
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Dean Wilcox v. Steve Bashore, et al.

Dean Wilcox fell 50 feet through an open catwalk hatch onto a
concrete floor. Having sustained severe injuries, he sued the on-site safety planner,
Steven Basehore, for negligent planning causing the fall; Wilcox also named the
safety planner's employer, Bartlett Services, Inc. (Bartlett), and an intermediary
company, ELR Consulting, Inc. (ELR), in respondeat superior. Before trial... More...
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Appeals Court Deals New Blow To Donald Trumps 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. Jonathan Ly

Settle, WA - Former Expedia IT Support Worker Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading
Used Computer Network Credentials to Access Company Emails to Trade on Non-Public Information

A computer support technician formerly employed at Expedia offices in San Francisco pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to securities fraud. JONATHAN LY, 28, of San Francisco, admitted he used h... More...
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State of Washington v. Mouad Aimane Elbou

Seattle, WA - Jury Finds Man Not Guilty Of Abducting His Son

The State of Washington charged Mouad Aimane Elbou, age 33, with first-degree custodial interference for keeping his son from his mother in 2010.


Sub Docket Date Docket Code Docket Description Misc Info
- 08-12-2011 Case Setting Info
- 08-12-2011 COMMENT ENTRY
Exp... More...
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