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Executives of note

A quick look at recent high-level personnel changes and accolades around the South Sound.

March 2015

Corporate VP finance gets prison term

A Puyallup man was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to make restitution of $496,845 for a mail fraud scheme in his role as VP Finance for the regional office of US Foodservice.

January 2015

Pierce pot ban upheld by judge

For the fifth time, a superior court judge today agreed with an opinion issued by the Attorney General’s Office earlier this year, concluding that nothing in Initiative 502 overrides local governments’ authority to regulate or ban marijuana businesses.

December 2014

South Sound firm on AG’s collections list

U.S. Attorney's office announces $6.9 million in cash collected within 2014 federal fiscal year. A builder in Sumner who knowingly violated a storm water permit contributed $334k to that annual total.

November 2014

Olympia pharmacy to Court of Appeals, again

The Ninth Circuit, federal Court of Appeals, will again hear arguments challenging a pharmacist's right to not dispense drugs that are counter to his or her personal beliefs. The case was initially filed by Olympia's Stormans Inc. in 2007.

November 2014

Local family lawyers make the list

The Tacoma practice of McKinley Irvin Family Law shares the firm's recognition today on U.S. News "Best Lawyers" list.

November 2014

New City Attorney for Olympia

Mark E. Barber was named today as city attorney for Olympia, effective the first of the new year. He is currently senior assistant city attorney for Renton.

October 2014

Tacoma lending ‘predator’ gets 5 years

Former South Sound money lender got 5 years in prison, plus 3 years probation and order to make $831,607 in restitution at sentencing today in Tacoma.

October 2014

Insurers told to study mental claims

Health insurance companies have been told to study their files to ensure compliance with a recent state Supreme Court ruling mandating that mental health services be covered.

October 2014

New city attorney named in FedWay

Amy Jo Pearsall, an 11 year veteran of the law department at City of Federal Way, has been chosen by Mayor Jim Ferrell to serve as city attorney.

September 2014
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