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    Terrell Marshall continues to work with an outstanding team to protect people and the environment from the harmful effects of industrial agriculture. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington recently found one Yakima Valley dairy was not living up to the agreements it made in a consent decree entered in 2015 (see the Court’s order here). Our team is …

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    TMLG would like to thank its co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners for working toward justice during 2019. Together we achieved many successes, including the following: Combatting the Criminalization of Poverty Partnered with the ACLU to file suit on behalf of a Montana family whose home was attacked by a paramilitary group a bail bondsman hired after our client inadvertently failed to appear on …

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    December 5, 2019 Terrell Marshall Law Group and Krutch Lindell Bingham Jones have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington relating to the death of Damaris Rodriguez at SCORE Jail in Des Moines, Washington. The lawsuit names both SCORE and NaphCare Inc.—a company providing contract medical services at the jail—as defendants. Damaris was a 43-year-old mother …

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    The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of South Carolina, Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) policy of automatically suspending the driver’s licenses of people unable to pay traffic tickets. The suit seeks to end the DMV’s indefinite …

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    Beth Terrell, newly named President of Public Justice, joined the organization in 2002. More recently, she was a member of Public Justice’s team behind the “Yakima Dairy” cases, which won the 2016 Change Maker Award and led to a settlement in which four Washington State dairies agreed to make sweeping changes to stop the contamination of drinking water. “Beth has long been an …

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    On Tuesday July 30, 2019, a judge with the King County Superior Court approved a $450,000 settlement in the class action lawsuit brought against Independent Brewers United, LLC, the ownership group of Pyramid Alehouse. More than 300 restaurant workers will be paid the back wages they are owed, with the average award being more than $1,000 and the highest award exceeding $9,800. The …

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    Employers in America are increasingly inserting forced arbitration clauses in their contracts with employees as a way to inoculate themselves against lawsuits. These clauses usually end in arbitration proceedings which tend to weigh heavily in the employers favor, and deny the employee a law suit of their own. Many workers have almost no choice when it comes to arbitration clauses; these clauses usually …

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    UPDATE: Court rules provisions of form bail contract unenforceable as against public policy. The unfair provisions voided by the Court required consumers to pay for any injuries caused by aggressive bounty hunting tactics and pay the bounty hunters’ and bail industry’s legal fees. Find the Court’s order here. Court rules nearly all claims may proceed against sureties (find the Court’s Order here.) As …

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    This year, Terrell Marshall Law Group is honored to sponsor the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center’s (KCSARC) BE LOUD Breakfast. KCSARC is dedicated to being a continuing voice for victims and their families by offering a variety of support services such as: crisis response from their 24/7 telephone hotline, legal advocacy, therapy, and family services. Passionate about supporting survivors, KCSARC’s BE LOUD …

  • TMLG would like to thank its co-counsel, clients, and community partners for working toward justice during 2018. Together we achieved the following successes: Improving the Law through Appeals Helped obtain a ruling that makes it more difficult for Washington employers to escape class action liability for meal and rest break violations in Chavez v. Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital at Pasco (Washington Supreme …