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    TMLG is pleased to announce that on April 7, 2017, the Honorable Judge John Cooney of Spokane County Superior Court entered an order in favor of clients Robert Larson, Tyler Gassman and Paul Statler, all of whom served more than four years in prison for crimes they did not commit.  In 2009, the three men were convicted of first degree robbery and assault …

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    In a unanimous decision, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Arlene’s Flowers and its owner Barronelle Stutzman broke Washington law by refusing to make custom arrangements for a same-sex wedding. The case, State of Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers Inc., was brought by two men who had asked Stutzman to design floral arrangements for their wedding. In 2013, Robert Ingersoll approached his long-time florist about providing …

  • TMLG attorney Beth Terrell will be speaking at the Northwest Consumer Law Center’s Second Annual Consumer Law Intensive on Friday, March 7th in Seattle. Beth and Paul Arons will be presenting on ‘Class Action as a Solo Practitioner,’ including the ways a solo practitioner can identify and prosecute class cases. Other topics covered at the Consumer Law Intensive will include evaluating potential car …

  • As we get ready to take on 2017, Terrell Marshall Law Group would like to thank its co-counsel, clients, and community partners for allowing the firm to work toward justice during the past year. Together we achieved the following successes: Civil Rights Ended Benton County’s practice of jailing, threatening to jail, or forcing manual labor on poor people unable to afford legal financial …

  • On December 9, 2016, two dairy workers brought a class action lawsuit against DeRuyter Brothers Dairy, Inc., which owns and manages a large dairy operation in Outlook, Washington. The workers claim they worked at the 5,000-herd dairy nine to twelve hours a day, six days a week, without paid rest breaks, meal periods, or overtime pay. In their complaint, the workers maintain that …

  • Video from CNBC’s Investigative Report on Remington’s Trigger Problem & Previously Sealed Documents Showing What the Company Really Knew. Today, Public Justice made over 133,000 previously-sealed documents on the Remington Arms Company available on a new website, www.remingtondocuments.com. These documents shine a bright light on a dark practice. The documents show Remington knew for decades that the trigger in the Remington Model 700—the most …

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    On November 4, 2016, the Yakima County Superior Court granted final approval to a class action settlement reached in Fuentes v. Benton County, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the county’s system for collecting court-imposed debts. The suit was filed on behalf of three indigent plaintiffs – Jayne Fuentes, Gina Taggart, and Reese Groves – who suffered serious hardships when jailed because they could not …

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    Following a two and a half hour hearing on Wednesday, federal Judge Thomas Rice said he will issue a detailed ruling “as promptly as possible” on whether to order increased protections for Hanford workers. For decades, workers at the Hanford tank farms have been exposed to releases of toxic chemicals from the waste storage tanks into the atmosphere. Exposure to the vapors has …

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    On October 6, 2016, the Yakima County Superior Court granted preliminary approval to a class action settlement reached in Fuentes v. Benton County, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the county’s system for collecting court-imposed debts. The suit was filed on behalf of three indigent plaintiffs – Jayne Fuentes, Gina Taggart, and Reese Groves – who suffered serious hardships when jailed because they could …

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    Suit alleges King County’s jury system unlawfully excludes poor people and people of color August 8, 2016 – Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC and the Law Office of Jeffrey L. Needle today filed a class action lawsuit against King County for failing to pay individuals for time spent performing jury service. The suit alleges the county’s practice of not compensating jurors disproportionately affects the …