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Tousley Brain Stephens Sues Volkswagen in Emissions Fraud Class Action

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TBS attorneys, Kim Stephens and Jason Dennett, along with partner law firms, have filed suit against Volkswagen on behalf of owners and lessees of Volkswagen Golf, Beetle, Jetta, Passat and Audi A3 models powered by the company’s 2.0 liter diesel engine.  The suit follows the September 18, 2015, US Environmental Protection Agency recall of 482,000 […]

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TBS Client Swinomish Tribe Proceeds with Lawsuit Against Bakken Crude Oil Trains

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Fidalgo Island – U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik today ruled that a lawsuit filed by Tousley Brain Stephens attorneys Chris Brain and Paul Moomaw on behalf of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community against BNSF Railway will continue in federal court, denying a motion by BNSF to refer key questions to a 3-member board in […]

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Proud to Support Wellspring Family Services’ Ready to Learn Campaign

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The staff and attorneys of Tousley Brain Stephens are proud to have joined together in support of Wellspring Family Services’ Ready to Learn Campaign. We delivered over 350 school supplies to Wellspring from the gifts and donations made during the campaign. Did you know that on any given night, there are close to 700 homeless […]

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TBS Wins Dismissal of Whidbey Island Jet Noise Case

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On August 21, Skagit County Superior Court Judge Dave Needy dismissed the claims of two Whidbey Island homeowners, who had alleged that TBS clients Windermere Real Estate, Center Isle, Inc. and Acorn Properties, Inc. did not properly disclose military jet noise to them at the time of their home purchases.  The Court found the plaintiffs […]

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Two TBS lawyers named The Best Lawyers in America© for 2016

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We are proud to announce that two Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the U.S. News 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. The two attorneys receiving this special recognition are: The selection of Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on a peer-review evaluation process of […]

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Court Appoints Tousley Brain Stephens as Lead Counsel in Premera Blue Cross Data Breach Litigation

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U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon has appointed Chris Brain, Kim Stephens, Chase Alvord, and Jason Dennett of Tousley Brain Stephens as interim lead class counsel to represent a putative class of Premera health plan subscribers. The multidistrict litigation consolidated before Judge Simon in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon involves more […]

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Federal Court Certifies Class of MultiCare Health Systems Patients Who Received Robocalls from MultiCare Agent


A federal district court has certified a nationwide class of MultiCare patients who received non-emergency telephone calls from MultiCare’s agent Hunter Donaldson about payment options for treatment the patients received at MultiCare.  The class is represented by TBS attorneys Chase Alvord and Kim Stephens.  Lead plaintiff, Jumapili Ikuseghan, filed suit against MultiCare in July 2014 because […]

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Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC Investigating Washington Condo Resale Certificate Overcharges


Tousley Brain Stephens is currently investigating potential overcharges for condominium resale certificates in Washington. Washington law sets a maximum charge of $275 for a condo resale certificate, but we have received reports that some condo owners may have been charged more for their certificates. If you have sold your condo in the past few years […]

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Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Files Suit to Stop Bakken Crude Oil Trains

Tousley Brain Stephens represents the Swinomish Indian Tribal community in litigation filed against BNSF for breach of an easement agreement limiting the number of trains and cars crossing the Tribe’s reservation. BNSF recently began, without notice to or the agreement of the Tribe, significantly exceeding the limitations set in the easement by running 100-car unit […]

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Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Class Action Will Settle for $84 Million

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. has agreed to pay $84 million to settle a long-running class action lawsuit over changes the company made to annuities it sold before 1985. About 4,000 current and 29,000 former annuity owners will be eligible to share in the settlement of this case. The proposed settlement must still obtain final […]

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