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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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    On April 17, 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Montana, and Terrell Marshall Law Group filed a lawsuit against private entities — bail bondsmen, bounty hunters, and insurance companies — who profit off our country’s exploitative, for-profit bail system. In April of 2017, Eugene Mitchell and his wife Shayleen Meuchell were in bed with their then four-year-old daughter when a team …

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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 …

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    Eva Moore and Brooke Shaw rented an apartment together in King County. In 2016, their landlord attempted to evict them using a procedure that does not require a court hearing. They received a document stating that they had just seven days to either (1) pay all of the back rent that the landlord alleged they owed or (2) file a statement saying they …

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    Mandatory individual arbitration is a strategy used by employers to not only settle claims quickly and quietly, but to also keep employees from coming together to form class actions. By forcing employees to stay quiet, this approach can be used to keep issues of workplace violations like failure to pay overtime and rest breaks silent to the main stream media. In a ruling …

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    For Immediate Release: 04/05/2018 Litigation pertaining to autism-related services resolved Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. and a purported class of Indiana health care plan members have reached an agreement to resolve their dispute regarding Anthem’s coverage for autism-related services. Plaintiffs alleged that Anthem wrongly denied them coverage for ABA therapy to treat their autism spectrum disorders. They brought their claims both as individuals and …

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    In October 2016, Anthony Leo applied for an apartment. As part of the application process, the rental agency performed a background check and paid a company named AppFolio to produce a “consumer report” detailing Mr. Leo’s past. The report identified a recent eviction record attributed to Mr. Leo, but the record wasn’t actually his. The real defendant in the eviction action was named …