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Irma S. DeCastillo v. First National Insurance Company of America
Richland, Washington insurance law lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on a bad faith breach of insurance contract theory. RCW 48.30.015 Unreasonable denial of a claim for coverage or payment of benefits. (1) Any first party claimant to a policy of insurance who is unreasonably denied a claim for coverage or payment of benefits by an insurer may bring an action in the superi...
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( 03-26-2024 - WA)

United States of America v. Larry Jay Halls
Richland, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with Drug Traffickimg. Kennewick Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Prison for Possessing More Than a Dozen Weapons Larry Jay Halls, age 54, of the Tri-Cities, was sentenced after pleading g...
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( 03-14-2024 - WA)

Arturo Alba and Guadalupe Alba v. Packaging Corporation of America
Richland, Washington personal injury lawyer presented the Plaintiffs who sued on negligence theories. This case was filed in Benton County Superior Court, 22-00002-01428-03, and was removed to federal court by Packing Corporation of America. The state of Washington is a pure comparative negligence state, meaning that the courts will take into account both parties' actions when de...
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( 02-29-2024 - WA)

United States of America v. Michael Lopez Ferrel
Richland, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with a Transnational Drug Trafficking Scheme. In February of 2022, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) learned Ferrel was supplying a large quantity of drugs to distributors in ...
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( 02-08-2024 - WA)

R.W. v. Columbia Basin College
Richland, Washington employment law lawyers represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on a Family Medical Leave Act violation theory. R.W., a nursing student at Columbia Basin College, revealed to his doctor that he had homicidal ideations and that he imagined killing his teachers. Upon learning this information from the doctor and conducting further investigation, the Colle...
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( 12-08-2023 - WA)

United States of America v. Ron Montgomery
Richland, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl that results in a death. Investigators were led to Ron Montgomery, age 43, of Richland, following the death of a man in July of 2018 from a fentanyl overdose. Montgomery, along with Christopher West, who was sentenced in March, were identified as being responsible for ...
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( 10-20-2023 - WA)

United States of America v. Jose Mendoza-Ruelas
Richland, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant with Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Actual (Pure) Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More of Fentanyl, and 5 Kilograms or More of Cocaine. Jose Mendoza-Ruelas, age 38, was part of a large drug trafficking organization that involved a legitimate landscaping business used to cover up the organization’s drug traffi...
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( 05-04-2023 - WA)

Ashley Pitts v. Armando Ismael Contreras-Arellano and Rivera & Sons Inc
Richland, Washington personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendants on wrongful death auto negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $5 million in damages and/or injuries. ...
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( 01-11-2023 - WA)

United States of America v. Zachary Robert Cordova
Richland, Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer represented the Defendant drug possession with intent to distribute. Zachary Robert Cordova, age 30, was sentenced to 10 years in in federal prison after his guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine. Cordova, w...
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( 12-29-2022 - WA)

United States of America v. Cody Allen Easterday
Richland, Washington criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud. Cody Allen Easterday, age 51, of Mesa, Washington and the business he led, Easterday Ranches Inc., entered into agreements with Tyson Foods and another company (collectively the Victim Companies), whereby Easterday Ranches agreed to purchase and feed cattle on behalf of the Victim Companies. Under thes...
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( 10-04-2022 - WA)

Andrea Salazar v. Progressive Direct Insurance Company
Richland, Washington insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a breach of insurance contract theory claiming damages in excess of $75,000 as a direct result of the failure of the Defendant to pay Plaintiff’s claim. This case was initially filed in the Franklin County Superior Court, 21-250562-11, and was removed to federal court by the Defendant. The cla...
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( 12-30-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. David Barnes Nay
Richland, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs. David Barnes Nay, age 42, of Prosser, Washington, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute eight controlled substances (fentanyl, oxycodone, methadone, hydromorphone, methylphenidate, amphetamine mixture, carisoprodol and alprazolam) a...
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( 10-28-2021 - WA)

Carla Dartor v. United States of America
Richland, Washington administrative law lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sought judicial review of and agency decision....
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( 08-06-2021 - WA)

Laura J. Williamson v. Christopher Whited and Patterson Dental Supply, Inc.
Richland, Washington personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiffs, who sued defendant on auto negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of a car wreck caused by Whited. This case was filed in the Walla Walla Superior Court, 19-00002-00398-36, and was removed to federal court by Defendants....
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( 02-08-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi
Spokane, WA - The State of Oklahoma charged Li Xiaoyu, age 34, and Dong Jiazhi, age 33, with hacking computer systems. A federal grand jury in Spokane, Washington, returned an indictment earlier this month charging two hackers, both nationals and residents of the People’s ...
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( 07-22-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. Sami Anwar
Richland, WA - The United States of America charged Sami Anwar with Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud, and 45 additional charged crimes including Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Obtaining Controlled Substances Through Fraud, and Furnishing False Information to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Anwar, 42, of Richland, WA, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Co...
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( 11-29-2019 - WA)

Yadira M. Martinez v. Cheryl L. Cox and Progressive Logistics, Inc.
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( 08-28-2019 - WA)

Conrad Srough v. Benton County
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( 08-08-2019 - WA)

Beau Bales and Trong Dang v. AECOM N&E Technical Servics, LLC, URS Federal Services and Washington River Protection Solutions LLC
Richland, WA - Beau Bales and Trong Dang sued AECOM N&E Technical Servics, LLC, URS Federal Services and Washington River Protection Solutions LLC on civil rights family medical leave act violation theories. ...
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( 07-10-2019 - WA)

State of Washington v. Roy David Farber
Benton, WA - The State of Washington charged Roy David Farber with sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree child molestation, communications with a minor and two charges of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexuall...
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( 01-05-2019 - WA)

Julie Atwood v. Mission Support Alliance
Richland, WA - Jury Awards Former Hanford Nuclear Reservation Manager $8.1 Million Julie Atwood sued Mission Support Alliance and Steve Young on employment discrimination and retaliation theories claimied that she was forced to resign from her job from her U.S. Department of Energy contractor job in 2013. The defenses asserted by the Defendant are not available....
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( 10-12-2017 - WA)

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...
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( 02-09-2017 - WA)

United States ex rel. Brunson, Busche, and Tamosaitis v. Bechtel National, In., Bechtel Corp., URS Corp., and URS Entergy & Construction, Inc.
Richland, WA - BNI and URS to Pay $125 Million Resolving Alleged False Claims Regarding Deficient Nuclear Quality Procurements at the Waste Treatment Plant and Improper Payments to Lobby Congress The United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Eastern District of Washington and the Department of Justice Civil Frauds Section (DOJ) announced a settlement agreement with federal contractor...
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( 11-28-2016 - WA)

United States of America v. Glenda Michele Davis
Richland, WA – The last of 12 admitted criminal conspirators in the CH2M Hill Hanford Group Inc. (CHG) Time Card Fraud Conspiracy was sentenced for her role in nearly a decade of systemic fraud that took millions from the tax payers. Glenda Michele Davis, a former supervisor at CH2M Hill Hanford Group Inc. (CHG), who admitted her role in the conspiracy and who had cooperated for years with law e...
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( 06-01-2015 - WA)

In re Welfare of A.W.
In 2010, the legislature enacted a new guardianship statute, chapter 13.36 RCW (new statute), to create permanency for children in foster care through the dismissal of dependency and the appointment of a guardian. RCW 13.36.010. This case involves whether the preponderance of the evidence standard of proof satisfies due process and whether the record supports the trial court's ...
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( 02-19-2015 - WA)

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