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    Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP is one of the nation’s largest debt collectors specializing in debt owed to public entities. The firm collects over $1 billion in government debt annually. In 2015, Linebarger was the subject of an award-winning investigative series by CNN Money, which revealed the firm’s practice of threatening debtors with arrest and jail, among other things. Terrell Marshall, along …

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    On December 21, 2016, Jonathan Rosario filed a proposed class action against Starbucks alleging that the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Mr. Rosario had interviewed for a barista position at Starbucks and had given the company permission to obtain a background check on him. The background check listed inaccurate criminal information that did not belong to Mr. Rosario and included a …

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    Sunday August 23, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mr. Blake’s three young children witnessed the shooting. Mr. Blake is alive, but he remains paralyzed from the waist down. Many other Black people—such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Elijah McClain—have not survived their encounters with law enforcement or white supremacy in …

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    We at Terrell Marshall are outraged by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Manny Ellis, Tony McDade, Charleena Lyles, and the countless other victims of systemic racism in America. Terrell Marshall supports the protests against police brutality and racism in the streets of Seattle, across America, and around the world. Black lives matter. As a firm, we are committed to …

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    Three Staten Island warehouse workers, and three members of their households, demand changes to facility conditions and leave policies, in addition to contact tracing by Amazon, after workers fall ill Workers and family members of workers at the JFK8 Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island are taking legal action to force changes to on-the-job and leave policies that put themselves and the surrounding …

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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 …