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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)

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 Peoples ...
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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 Attorneys 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)

State of Washington v. Shane K. DeWeber
Kennewick, WA - The State of Washington charged Shane K. DeWeber, 34, with two counts of second-degree assault and attempting to edude police as a result of having crashed into two parked cars of sheriff's Sgt. Mathew Clarke and Kennewick Officer Liz Grant on October 8, 2013. DeWeber testified that he took 250 psycho-stimulant pills early that morning and remembered nothing of the event....
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( 01-30-2015 - WA)

Brad Wellenbrock v. Kennewick Irrigation District
Brad Wellenbrock sued Kennewick Irrigation District on a wrongful termination theory claiming that he was fire in retaliation for being a whistleblower. ...
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( 07-28-2012 - WA)

Linda J. Mohr v. Dale C. Grantham, M.D.
Linda Mohr suffered a trauma-induced stroke and is now permanently disabled. She and her husband, Charles, claim that negligent treatment by her health care providers diminished her chances of avoiding or greatly minimizing her disability. In other words, they claim that negligence caused Mrs. Mohr a loss of the chance of a better outcome. In Herskovits v. Group ...
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( 10-13-2011 - WA)

Hans Vogel v. City of Richmond
Hans and Dana Vogel appeal the ruling of the Benton County Superior Court dismissing their Land Use Petition Act (LUPA)1 petition as untimely under LUPA's 21-day statute of limitations. The issue raised by the appeal is whether a land use decision made on the basis of an oral request, to which there is an oral response, is "issued" under the LUPA as soon as there is some ...
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( 05-12-2011 - WA)

Columbia Physical Therapy, Inc. v. Benton Franklin Orthopedic Assocs.
Columbia Physical Therapy, Inc. (Columbia), a professional service corporation owned by a group of physical therapists, brought this action against Benton Franklin Orthopedic Associates (BFOA), a professional limited liability company owned by physicians and employing physical therapists. Columbia asserts that BFOA and its doctors and physical therapists are violat...
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( 03-18-2010 - WA)

Pete Nicacio, et al. v. Fluor Federal Services
In late May 1997, five of the pipe fitters refused to install valves on a pipeline running through a nuclear waste facility because they believed the valves were underrated for the degree of pressure that would be placed on them. Higher rated valves were soon provided, and the five pipe fitters installed them. A few days later, the five, along with two other crewmembers, were laid off. Aft...
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( 09-03-2005 - WA)

Alan Almquist, et al. v. Finley School District No. 53
Food Poisoning - E. coli bacteria - Eleven children who were infected with E. coli bateria from a lunch prepared by the Finley School District in Kennewick, Washington sought compensation for their injuries and damages. Ten of the children became infected by hearing undercooked ground beef supplied to the school by Nothern States Beef. The eleventh child was infected by her sister. All of the c...
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( 02-21-2001 - WA)

Meneely, et al. v. National Spa & Pool Institute, et al.
Products liability - National Spa & Pool Institute class II hopper-bottom pool equipped with an S.R. Smith 606 cantilevered diving board. Sixteen-year-old Meneely struck his head on the bottom of the pool rendering him a quadriplegic. His medical expenses exceeded $420,000. Plaintiff claimed that the pool in question equipped with the diving board in question constituted an unsafe condition ...
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( 10-29-1998 - WA)

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