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Western Wash. 2012 crime report released

The U.S. Attorney's Office - Western District of Washington has released its 2012 Report to the Community.

February 2013

Wash. AG joins suit against S&P

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has joined a group of state attorneys general and the U.S. Dept. of Justice in filing suit against Standard & Poor’s. The group alleges the credit rating agency misled investors with regard to structured finance securities backed by subprime mortgages that were at the center of the national financial crisis.


January 2013

DuPont's shoreline program approved

The Washington Department of Ecology has approved DuPont's updated shoreline master program.

January 2013

Obama's speech covered hot biz issues

During the 57th Presidential Inauguration, President Barack Obama delivered a speech full of nuggets that could impact the local South Sound business community.

January 2013

Pierce Transit sues contractors over fire

Pierce Transit is suing contractors because of a fire that put a Lakewood CNG refueling station offline.

January 2013

Property owner leasing to pot store sued

After learning that a Tacoma commercial property owner was leasing space to a cannabis store, a local bank has filed suit to foreclose on the owner's loan.

January 2013

Ecology fines Kent waste processing facility

Burlington Environmental once again faces a penalty because of its Kent location. The Department of Ecology announced today that it has fined Burlington Environmental LLC $282,000 for 16 violations of requirements for dangerous waste handling at the company's facility in Kent. The company has paid $316,000 in six previous Ecology penalties at the Kent-site.

December 2012

Arbitration against Merrill Lynch, broker

An attorney at Gordon Thomas Honeywell has announced a $1.7 million arbitration award against Merrill Lynch and its Bellevue broker, Phil Scott.

December 2012

$41 million secured by feds

Attorneys collected more than $41 million in Fiscal Year 2012 (ended Sept. 30) related to criminal and civil actions through federal courts for the Western District of Washington.

December 2012

Sumner repair shop settles with AG

An investigation into consumer sales practices of Dick’s Heating and Air Conditioning of Sumner by the Attorney General’s Office today resulted in a consent decree -- a settlement -- sent for filing in King County Superior Court.

November 2012
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