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A conservative activist and the Democrat AG he says is persecuting him are headed for their final showdown in Washington

By Karen Kidd | Mar 20, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Longtime conservative activist Tim Eyman says the state of Washington is out to politically silence him.

Johnson & Johnson, not asked to testify on talc, alleges Congressional hearing was biased against it

By John Breslin | Mar 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Johnson & Johnson, a company facing enormous liability concerns stemming from thousands of lawsuits that claim there is cancer-causing asbestos in its products, believes a Democrat-led House hearing on the alleged dangers of talc and consumer products was biased against it.

Washington attorney general: 50 corporate chains agree to eliminate 'no-poach' clauses

By Marian Johns | Feb 18, 2019

OLYMPIA — Fifty corporate chains with more than 100,000 locations throughout the country have agreed to do away with "no-poach" clauses in their franchise agreements which prevent employees from moving to other stores within the chain, according to the Washington state Attorney General's Office.

Washington state could join legal fight against U.S. Navy over Puget Sound Shipyard pollution

By Marian Johns | Feb 18, 2019

OLYMPIA —Washington state is threatening to join a legal battle involving the U.S. Navy's pollution of Washington State's Puget Sound due to the scrapping of the hull on a decommissioned aircraft carrier, according to the state's attorney general.

Washington attorney general: Business created illegal 'pyramid scheme' bonus structure

By Marian Johns | Feb 4, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A California-based multi-level marketing business and some of its executives face a lawsuit from the Washington Attorney General's Office over the company's "pyramid scheme" bonuses for consumers who become consultants and false claims of high profits relating to its business model.

Washington state court dismisses Jersey Mike's attempt to halt lawsuit over 'no-poach' clause

By Marian Johns | Feb 4, 2019

SEATTLE — Washington state's King County Superior Court has ruled against a motion to dismiss filed by Jersey Mike's in an attempt to stop the state attorney general's legal actions against the sub chain's "no-poach" clauses in its franchise agreements.

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.

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IL Supreme Court: No actual harm needed to sue businesses for scanning fingerprints, other biometric IDs

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 25, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court says an Illinois privacy law doesn’t require plaintiffs to prove they were actually harmed before suing businesses and others who scan and store their fingerprints or other so-called biometric identifiers. And the decision will give a green light to dozens of class action lawsuits already pending against businesses of all sizes in the state’s courts, with even more likely to follow.

Washington Supreme Court says legal services provided by Evergreen Freedom Foundation were reportable

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 17, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that pro bono legal services provided by an organization were reportable to the Public Disclosure Commission.

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.

Schwan's Home Service allegedly sent unwanted texts to consumers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 8, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – An Oregon resident alleges a grocery delivery company sent texts without her consent during all hours of the day.

Washington court orders new trial in dispute over customer list allegedly used by car salesman

By Chandra Lye | Jan 8, 2019

SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeals for the state of Washington has overturned a lower court decision in a case over allegations of misuse of trade secrets, stating that the trial court erred and that a new trial is needed.

Spokane Democratic Central Committee reaches settlement over campaign finance law violations

By Marian Johns | Jan 7, 2019

OLYMPIA — The state of Washington has reached a settlement with the Spokane County Democratic Central Committee's (SCDCC) former chairman and executive director and its former treasurer over state campaign finance law violations, according to the Washington State Attorney General's Office.

Feds allege Washington workers' comp law violations constitution

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 24, 2018

YAKIMA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The federal government is seeking to enjoin the implementation and declare invalid a Washington state workers' compensation law regarding the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the state.

Google, Facebook reach settlement over Washington state campaign finance violations

By Marian Johns | Dec 21, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Google and Facebook have settled lawsuits filed by Washington state alleging the companies did not keep political advertising information according to state campaign finance law.

WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Google, Facebook to pay more than $400K to Washington State in Campaign Finance Cases

By Press release submission | Dec 21, 2018

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 over allegations the companies failed to maintain legally required information for Washington state political advertising placed on their online platforms since 2013.

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.

Washington Supreme Court affirms lower court was right to enjoin safe injection site initiative from ballot

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 18, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Washington has affirmed a lower court's ruling that the King County Council overstepped its authority with a ballot initiative involving funding for safe injection sites throughout the county.

Washington Supreme Court revives Microsoft employee's retaliation case

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 18, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A former employee of Microsoft Corp. has been granted a reversal in her retaliation case against the tech giant.

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