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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 …

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    Private Debt Collection Company Renting Out the District Attorney’s Name Can’t Force Consumers to Arbitrate Claims Terrell Marshall Law Group has filed suit on behalf of California consumers against the for-profit debt collection company Victim Services, Inc. (also known as CorrectiveSolutions, and formerly known as National Corrective Group, Inc.) for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) and the California Unfair Competition Law. …

  • TMLG attorneys Beth Terrell, Toby Marshall, and Blythe Chandler were honored to be part of the legal team receiving Public Justice’s Change Maker Award at the Public Justice Annual Gala on July 24, 2016 for their work on the Yakima Valley Dairy Cases. The announcement was accompanied by the premiere of a short documentary film (above) about the case and its impact on the …

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    Hanford Challenge and United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 598 (“Local 598”) today filed a motion aimed at improving protections for workers at the Hanford nuclear facility. The State of Washington filed a similar motion seeking immediate protections for workers while the case moves toward trial. Hanford Challenge, Local 598, and the State of Washington took this step because more than …

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    On June 16, 2016, the Skagit County Superior Court granted final approval to a class action settlement reached in Witschel v. IMCO General Construction, Inc. The lawsuit alleged that IMCO General Construction violated Washington’s rest break laws in relation to their hourly construction workers. While denying liability, IMCO agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle all claims. Washington requires employers to provide workers …

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    In the wake for the great recession, homeowners across Washington had trouble paying their mortgages. Laura Zamora Jordan was one of those homeowners who fell behind on her mortgage payments. One evening in the spring of 2011, Ms. Jordan returned home from work as usual. When she took out her key to unlock her front door, she discovered that the lock on her front door …

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    June 28, 2016 – We are pleased to announce that Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals has issued an important decision in the first case ever tried under Washington’s wrongful conviction compensation statute. In 2009, Robert Larson, Tyler Gassman, and Paul Statler were convicted of first degree robbery and assault based on the testimony of an informant who implicated the men in …

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    Benton County No Longer Jails or Forces Manual Labor on People Who Can’t Afford to Pay Court-Imposed Debts Press Release | Contact:  Doug Honig, ACLU-WA,  206.624.2184 Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC and The American Civil Liberties Union today announced a settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Benton County in central Washington over its unconstitutional system for collecting court-imposed debts. The suit (Fuentes v. …

  • Please join TMLG and Innocence Project Northwest at the 2016 Stand for Innocence Benefit & Awards Dinner on May 12. Founded in 1997, IPNW has freed 14 men and women who collectively served over 100 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. TMLG is currently representing three of the individuals pictured above in a wrongful conviction lawsuit against Washington State. The keynote …