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Waste Action Project alleges King's Command Foods facility discharges excessive pollutant concentrations

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 28, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation based in Seattle, Washington that focuses on the protection of Puget Sound alleges a sausage and meat manufacturer is discharging pollutant concentrations in excess of its permit benchmarks.

Suit over false marketing allegations filed against General Mills, Small Planet Foods over Cascadian Farms brand

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 15, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Several consumers allege they were deceived by the marketing for Cascadian Farm products over the origins of the products.

Investors seek damages from National Securities over alleged loss of investment in Beamreach Solar

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 21, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Investors have filed a class-action lawsuit against a broker-dealer corporation over allegations their investments in a solar energy company were a total loss.

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance alleges city's storm sewer system violates Clean Water Act

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 14, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit in Washington that focuses on protecting Puget Sound from pollution alleges that a city's municipal storm sewer system is discharging pollutants into navigable waters.

Individuals, NRA challenging Washington State gun regulations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 26, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Several individuals and the National Rifle Association are challenging new gun regulations in Washington State.

Former owners of medical marijuana business file fraud suit against Washington attorney

By John Sammon | Nov 13, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The former owners of a medical pot-growing business that went belly-up are asking the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington for a jury trial and more than $2 million in damages, claiming they were fleeced by an attorney and his client.

Mental health records of former Big 5 employee coming in EEOC racial harassment case

By Karen Kidd | Jul 22, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Earlier this summer, a federal judge dismissed part of a racial harassment case against one of the largest sports retail chains in the western U.S. over the alleged treatment of an African-American employee in store on Whidbey Island in Washington in 2014.

Settlement in MGM Resort gift card suit would send up to one-third of fund to class action lawyers

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 16, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A proposed class action settlement involving MGM Resorts International and Costco Wholesale Corp. over gift card fees has been filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Man alleges Organic Marketside shell eggs are not laid by hens with outdoor access

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 15, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A Washington man alleges consumers are paying a premium for shell eggs are that falsely advertised as being laid by hens with outdoor access.

Hagens Berman responds with counterclaims in lawsuit brought by attorney

By John Revak | Sep 21, 2017

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – There are new developments in a lawsuit involving Washington law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro and a former employee of the firm.

District court partially denies MGM's motion to dismiss gift card suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 19, 2017

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has rejected in part MGM’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit over gift card fees.

Eddie Bauer files motion to dismiss Veridian class action over security breach claims

By Russell Boniface | Jun 27, 2017

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – On June 15, Eddie Bauer filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit by Veridian Credit Union claiming a data breach at the retail chain was caused by a lack of adequate security measures.

Eddie Bauer spokesman says company will fight data breach suit filed by credit company

By Melissa Busch | Apr 20, 2017

Eddie Bauer LLC plans to fight a class action lawsuit filed by a credit company that claims the negligence of the outdoor clothing chain led to a large data breach.

Ohio-based attorney alleges prominent class action firm Hagens Berman breached employment contract, defamed him

By Jessica Karmasek | Apr 12, 2017

Last month, an Ohio federal judge ruled that the lawsuit filed by attorney Van Carter against Seattle-based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP may continue, but in a Washington state federal court.

Job applicant accuses Starbucks of breach of duty

By Louie Torres | Apr 6, 2017

A job applicant has filed a class action lawsuit against Starbucks, alleging breach of duty.

Uber, Lyft drivers' lawsuit tries to void Seattle ordinance

By Wadi Reformado | Mar 29, 2017

Uber and Lyft drivers are suing the city of Seattle's Department of Finance and Administrative Services, as well as the agency's director, over a new city new ordinance that regulates how the for-hire drivers can operate in the city. 

Subway's win in class action over free sub offer appealed to Ninth Circuit

By Jireh Gibson | Feb 16, 2017

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs suing Subway over a text message have appealed a federal judge's decision to send their claims to arbitration.

Class action targets Costco as a re-seller of another company's gift cards

By Cheyenne Dickerson | Dec 23, 2016

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) -- A class action lawsuit was filed Oct. 24 in U.S. District Court of for the Western District of Washington against MGM Resorts International and Costco Wholesale Corporation, alleging a breach of contract on purchasable gift cards.

Attorneys bet eSports cases will turn up again

By Deb Rogers | Dec 20, 2016

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Though a lawsuit against an online gaming company was recently dismissed, the issues in the case, including virtual money and injuries, are far from resolved, according to two Boston lawyers.

Class action filed over MGM gift cards

By Louie Torres | Nov 2, 2016

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — A Washington state consumer is suing MGM Resorts and Costco, alleging breach of contract regarding gift cards.

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