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Microsoft, Princeton University challenging DACA decision

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 1:33pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Microsoft and Princeton University are among those challenging the federal government's rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, arguing that they have invested significant resources in the individuals known as Dreamers.

Consumers claim they were victims of October Pizza Hut website breach

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 1:11pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Two Washington consumers allege they were victims of a data breach after using a pizza chain's website.

More than 40 states allege additional companies involved in generic drug price fixing

Mark Iandolo Nov. 15, 2017, 8:25am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a coalition of 46 attorneys general seeks to expand their complaint to include more companies in the alleged generic drug price-fixing conspiracy.

Couple at center of alleged PTSD attack denied damages over former defense attorneys’ alleged conflict

Jessica Karmasek Nov. 1, 2017, 12:27pm

In Arden v. Forsberg & Umlauf P.S., the Washington State Supreme Court rejected the insureds’ attempt to collect damages for breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice from their former insurance defense counsel.

Washington state continues fight against campaign finance violations

Mark Iandolo Nov. 1, 2017, 10:04am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Oct. 27 that his office has filed a complaint against the Clark County Republican Central Committee for alleged campaign finance violations.

Former Gonzaga employee who complained about lack of padding on basketball court can't sue for wrongful termination, court rules

John Severance Oct. 10, 2017, 2:07pm

SPOKANE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a man who claims he was wrongfully terminated by Gonzaga University was upheld by the Washington Court of Appeals in an opinion that was released Sept. 7.

Washington state attorney general alleges Purdue Pharma fueled opioid epidemic

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:52pm

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit Sept. 28 against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, for allegations of fueling the opioid epidemic through a deceptive marketing campaign.

Washington state for-profit hospital allegedly denied charity care to low-income patients

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 11:12am

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Sept. 22 that his office has filed a lawsuit against Capital Medical Center in Olympia for allegations of withholding charity care from select patients.

Jones Act claim not precluded by LHWCA settlement, Washington court decides

Sara McCleary Oct. 3, 2017, 10:58am

A Washington appellate court has reversed a superior court’s decision in a case questioning whether a man with a settled claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) can pursue new claims under the Jones Act.

Washington state alleges nation's second-largest for-profit prison management company underpays workers

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 2:48pm

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Sept. 20 that his office has sued the GEO Group Inc. (GEO) for failing to pay proper minimum wage to its workers.

Herbalife is corrupt, Circle of Success events are useless, lawsuit claims

Noddy A. Fernandez Sep. 29, 2017, 8:54am

MIAMI (Legal Newline) – Calling Herbalife a "corrupt organization of individuals," several plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit over allegations that the multi-level marketing company's Circle of Success events are "valueless."

Hagens Berman responds with counterclaims in lawsuit brought by attorney

John Revak Sep. 21, 2017, 9:56am

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.

Washington state to send checks to consumers affected by alleged price-fixing scheme

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:00pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Sept. 14 that his office will send checks in the mail to consumers affected by an alleged price-fixing scheme by LCD manufacturers.

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

Elizabeth Alt Sep. 19, 2017, 10:30am

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.

Washington targets St. Joseph Medical Center for alleged charity violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:19am

TACOMA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit Sept. 5 against St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma for allegations of violating the state’s Consumer Protection Act by withholding charity from tens of thousands of low-income patients.

Amazon.com sued over allegedly defective solar eclipse glasses

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 31, 2017, 1:55pm

Plaintiffs in the proposed class action lawsuit, filed in a South Carolina federal court this week, accuse the online retailer of selling “unfit” glasses and criticize Amazon for its last-minute email recall of the product.

Washington state proposes updates to the Public Records Act Model Rules

Mark Iandolo Aug. 28, 2017, 3:26pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Aug 23 that he has filed a proposed update to the Public Records Act (PRA) Model Rules.

Wash. SC rules man's injuries were occupational

Angela Underwood Aug. 28, 2017, 9:04am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has ruled against a company that challenged whether a former employee's lower back injuries were the result of his occupation.

Washington state alleges campaign finance violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:35am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Aug. 15 that he has filed a complaint alleging the Pierce County Democratic Central Committee committed campaign finance violations.

Washington state secures debt relief for 2,000 Corinthian Colleges student loan victims

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:26am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Aug. 17 that Aequitas Capital Management, a company in Lake Oswego, Oregon, will provide $7 million in debt relief to more than 2,000 Washington student loan borrowers.