Celebrating Successes in 2016
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:
- Ended Benton County’s practice of jailing, threatening to jail, or forcing manual labor on poor people unable to afford legal financial obligations (LFOs) in Fuentes v. Benton County.
- Established that Washington courts must consider an indigent person’s ability to meet basic needs before enforcing LFOs in City of Richland v. Wakefield.
- Established that Washington courts must liberally construe the Wrongly Convicted Persons Act in favor of exonerated individuals in Larson v. State.
Wage and Hour
- Established that Washington piece-rate farm workers are entitled to receive separate compensation for rest breaks in Lopez Demetrio v. Sakuma Brothers Farms, Inc.
- Negotiated a $10.5 million settlement in a class action suit alleging overtime and break claims on behalf of FedEx Ground drivers in Spencer v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.
- Established that locking out homeowners before foreclosure violates Washington law in Jordan v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC.
- Established that out-of-state consumers can sue under the Washington Consumer Protection Act in Thornell v. Seattle Service Bureau, Inc.
- Negotiated class action settlements ranging from $2,500,000 to $75,000,000 on behalf of consumers who received illegal robocalls and texts.
- Established that mishandled manure is a solid waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and obtained consent decrees requiring Yakima mega-dairies to prevent groundwater contamination and environmental pollution and provide safe drinking water to local communities.
Terrell Marshall Law Group looks forward to continuing to partner with you to protect workers, consumers, and other individuals and groups whose rights have been violated.