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    Lawsuit challenges industrial dairy’s illegal discharge of animal waste under the federal Clean Water Act    HONOLULU, HAWAII — Community groups Kupale Ookala and Center for Food Safety sued the Idaho‑based dairy company Big Island Dairy, LLC, owned by Steven and Derek Whitesides, this Wednesday, June 28, 2017, for violating the federal Clean Water Act by continuously discharging animal urine and feces into …

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    TMLG attorneys Beth Terrell and Blythe Chandler, along with Public Justice, representing the Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Action Fund (R-CALF USA) and Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW), filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, alleging that USDA regulations that allow beef and pork to be classified as “domestic products” even when those meat products are …

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    In Lexington County, people who can’t afford court fines for traffic and other low-level offenses go to jail, without consideration of their finances and without legal representation   COLUMBIA — In the latest pushback against modern-day debtors’ prisons, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of South Carolina, and Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC filed a class-action lawsuit today challenging the illegal arrest and …

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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 …