King County News

Climate change roundup: NYC appeals loss, Big Oil attacks Wash. county’s lawsuit

By John O'Brien | Jul 30, 2018

New York City and the private lawyers it hired to sue the fossil fuel industry over alleged effects of climate change will not accept a federal judge’s recent decision to throw the lawsuit out of court.

Losing streak emerges as NYC, hired guns lose climate change case against Big Oil

By John O'Brien | Jul 20, 2018

Federal judges continue to reject the efforts of private lawyers who hold a financial stake in lawsuits brought by government officials against the oil industry over the alleged effects of climate change.

In spite of recent dismissals, City of Baltimore launches climate change suit against big oil

By Ann Maher | Jul 20, 2018

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - A day after a federal judge dismissed New York City's lawsuit against major oil companies over the alleged effects of climate change, Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. Davis took aim at 26 companies that transport and market fuels in its waters with similar allegations.

In spite of recent dismissals, City of Baltimore latest to file climate change suit

By Ann Maher | Jul 20, 2018

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - A day after a federal judge dismissed New York City's lawsuit against major oil companies over the alleged effects of climate change, Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. Davis took aim at 26 companies that transport and market fuels in its waters with similar allegations.

After amendment, Boulder's climate change lawsuit headed to federal court

By John O'Brien | Jul 9, 2018

The City of Boulder’s decision to add new claims to its climate change lawsuit has afforded defendants Exxon and Suncor the chance to transfer the case to federal court.

States against climate change lawsuits ask for dismissal of NYC's

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.

Trump: Climate change lawsuits interfere with policy, should be dismissed

By John O'Brien | May 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Trump administration disapproves of climate change litigation initiated by cities and counties in California and the private attorneys they hired on a contingency fee.

Hagens Berman reduces fee for latest government client to sue over climate change

By John O'Brien | May 12, 2018

Hagens Berman reduces fee for latest government client to sue over climate change

Mandatory Poster Agency will pay $1.15 million over fraud allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 9, 2016

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office announced that a King County Superior Judge ordered Mandatory Poster Agency (MPA) to pay $1.15 million over allegations of defrauding thousands of Washington small businesses.

Washington Attorney General sues iYoga over alleged tech support services scam

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 31, 2015

SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced that his office is suing iYogi to stop an alleged tech support services scam.

Former Hawaii AG among those recommended for federal judgeship

By Jessica Karmasek | Jun 23, 2015

David Louie is one of three potential nominees for the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii

Wash. SC adds religious practices claim to state's Law Against Discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 5, 2014

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Gate Gourmet could be obligated to make certain accommodations for employees' religious beliefs, according to a decision issued by the Washington Supreme Court.

Seattle hospital sues over state's new health insurance exchange

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 9, 2013

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) -- Seattle Children's Hospital has filed a lawsuit claiming the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner failed to ensure adequate network coverage in several health plans being sold through the state's new online insurance exchange.

Wash. AG announces agreement with T-Mobile

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 26, 2013

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) -- Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday announced a court-ordered agreement with T-Mobile, resolving allegations of deceptive advertising and hidden charges.

General Biodisel to pay $63K EPA fine

By Stephanie Ostrowski | Jan 2, 2013

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - General Biodiesel will pay a $63,000 penalty for failing to report their hazardous chemicals to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Wash. SC votes 5-4 on 90-day pre-suit malpractice notice

By Nathan Bass | Dec 31, 2012

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - In a malpractice case against a state hospital, a divided Washington State Supreme Court appeared to reverse precedent, finding the 90-day pre-suit notice required in malpractice actions against the state to be constitutional.

Poll: Ferguson leads Dunn in Wash. AG race; Inslee ahead of McKenna

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 12, 2012

Ferguson OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Democrat Bob Ferguson is leading GOP opponent Reagan Dunn in Washington's attorney general race, according to a recent survey.

McKenna reaches agreement over parking tickets

By Bryan Cohen | Sep 7, 2012

McKenna SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna announced a consent decree on Thursday with a King County parking enforcement company to resolve allegations of issuing misleading tickets.

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