Cases of Public Interest

TL has helped many businesses deal with difficult legal issues. Some of the cases have had sufficient public interest to receive press attention. A few are listed below.

Demers v. Krabbenhoft

Securities fraud involving Ponzi scheme – Whatcom County Superior Court

4 face fines in finance scheme” – The Bellingham Herald

MacDonald v Olsen

Fiduciary fraud on senior citizen – King County Superior Court – Court of Appeals, Division I, Bankruptcy Court adversary proceeding

The FBI’s terrorism trade-off ” – The Seattle Post Intelligencer

Mansfield v Bastrom

Securities fraud involving Ponzi scheme – King County Superior Court – Court of Appeals, Division I (companion Alexander case)Tollefsen Law Cases of Public Interest

God bless you – these guys won’t ; A pair of South Sound con men who often invoked religion have gone to prison. They leave their investors to pick up their damaged lives. Some of them still believe. – Tacoma News Tribune

The FBI’s terrorism trade-off ” – The Seattle Post Intelligencer

Martindale v Labadie

Securities fraud involving Ponzi scheme – Whatcom County Superior Court

This is just a horror,’ local investor laments- The Bellingham Herald

The FBI’s terrorism trade-off ” – The Seattle Post Intelligencer

Neumann v Boeing

Retaliation against Sarbanes Oxley Whistleblower – U.S. District Court – Seattle

A 2nd former Boeing employee files whistle-blower complaint – The Seattle Post Intelligencer

Boeing faces second whistle-blower suit – United Press International

Rigby v Mastro

Deed of trust voided due to Mastro fraud.

Mastro rings belong to creditors, judge rules” – The Seattle Times

Appeal by TL delays distribution to unsecured creditors in Mastro bankruptcy.

Mastro bankruptcy trustee warns penny on the dollar payout could be delayed – Seattle Times

Smith v. Finger

Stockbroker pleads guilty to taking millions from investors. FINRA arbitration filed.

Regulators may have missed securities fraud by Kirkland firm – The Puget Sound Business Journal

Fraud victims plot legal strategies for recovery – The Puget Sound Business Journal

State v. Immelt

Is horn honking “speech” protected by the Washington and U.S. Constitution? – Snohomish County District Court – Court of Appeals, Division I – Supreme Court of Washington

State’s high court to decide if honking horn is protected speech – The Everett Herald

State Supreme Court tosses county horn-honking limits as overly broad – The Everett Herald

State Supreme Court Says Honking Is Protected Speech – Public Radio, KUOW News

Court overturns woman’s horn-honking conviction” – Seattle Times

Neighborhood horn-honker wins one before state Supreme Court – Seattle PI.com

Tides v Boeing

Retaliation against Sarbanes Oxley Whistleblower – U.S. District Court – Seattle, Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Fired employee sues Boeing in whistle-blower case – The Seattle Post Intelligencer

IT Whistleblower Hits Boeing With Retaliation Suit – Law 360 Newswires

Boeing Blew Off The Law, Auditor Says” – Courthouse News Service

Boeing’s Sarbox woes continue as whistleblower emerges – Fiercesarbox.com

Tides-Neumann (consolidated) v The Boeing Company

Retaliation against Sarbanes Oxley Whistleblower – Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Boeing Ruling on Whistleblower Firing May Discourage Leaks to News Media” – Bloomberg

Whistleblowers And Sarbanes-Oxley Fallout – Public Radio, KUOW News

Sacked for telling tales – The Economist

Appeal is filed to United States Supreme Court – Petition for Writ of Certiorari: Tides-Neumann-Cert-Petition

High Court Won’t Hear Boeing Workers’ Media Leak Case” – Law360

Boeing ex-employees lose whistle-blower case” – San Francisco Chronicle

United States of America v The Boeing Company

False Claims Act (Qui Tam) case alleging Boeing used military technology in the 787.

Judge OKs Ex-Boeing Worker’s False Claims Dismissal” Law360