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Category Archives: Litigation

Tim Eyman stuck in Chapter 11 for now as Judge Barreca orders him to file a budget

Excerpt: Motion to dismiss denied! The disgraced initiative promoter will remain in bankruptcy for the time being, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has decided.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman loses effort to weaken State of Washington’s primary lawsuit against him

Excerpt: Tim Eyman was hit with what he called "a gut punch" when the judge presiding over the campaign finance enforcement lawsuit against him denied his motion for partial summary judgment.
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State of Washington moves to convert Tim Eyman’s bankruptcy into a Chapter 7 case

Excerpt: Bob Ferguson has objected to Tim Eyman's motion to dismiss his Chapter 11 case and is asking for a conversion to a Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy instead.
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So much for that bankruptcy: Tim Eyman moves for his Chapter 11 case to be dismissed

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter asked Judge Marc Barreca to dismiss his bankruptcy filing in a motion filed on February 28th, 2019.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Federal judge: Campaign finance enforcement lawsuits against Tim Eyman can proceed

Excerpt: The State of Washington has a green light to move ahead with its campaign finance enforcement suits against Tim Eyman despite his recent bankruptcy filing.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman’s bankruptcy is stalling AG Bob Ferguson’s case against Eyman — as intended

Excerpt: Eyman's "bankruptcy" has already forced the postponement of a bevy of depositions the state had scheduled... of Eyman, his associates, and top donors.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Supreme Court erred in ordering I-940 onto the ballot, but that mistake can be fixed

Excerpt: In ordering I-940 onto the ballot, the Supreme Court itself stepped out of bounds, but attorneys for De-Escalate Washington have afforded the Court an opportunity to revise its verdict and avoid setting a very problematic, very troubling precedent.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Supreme Court sends De-Escalate WA’s Initiative 940 to the November 2018 ballot

Excerpt: A deeply divided Washington State Supreme Court ruled today that De-Escalate Washington's Initiative 940 must appear on the November 2018 ballot to be considered by the people because its adoption by the Legislature last winter was effectively not without change or amendment due to the Legislature's passage of a separate compromise bill (ESHB 3003) intended to supersede I-940.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Judge blocks Alliance for Gun Responsibility’s I-1639 from the ballot; campaign appeals

Excerpt: A judge in Thurston County has ordered that the Alliance For Gun Responsibility's I-1639 (raising the age to buy semiautomatic firearms, imposing new safe storage requirements, creating new background check requirements) be blocked from the November 2018 ballot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Whatever happened to “let the people vote”? Right wing voices silent as Alan Gottlieb’s group tries to block I-1639 from the ballot

Excerpt: Having gone 0 for 2 against the Alliance for Gun Responsibility in previous years, Washington's right wing has apparently lost its appetite for another ballot battle. They want petitions for the Alliance's latest initiative to be invalidated on a technicality.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Publicity seeking Tim Eyman files lawsuit to undo the Legislature’s I-940 compromise

Excerpt: Refusing to leave well enough alone, disgraced initiative promoter Tim Eyman today filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Kim Wyman in an attempt to nullify last week's agreement between the Legislature, De-Escalate Washington, and representatives of the law enforcement community regarding I-940.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Lawbreaker Tim Eyman accuses Bob Ferguson of “personally profiting” from suing Donald Trump’s regime in his latest plea for money

Excerpt: Tim Eyman's latest plea for money paints Attorney General Bob Ferguson as villain who'll stop at nothing to personally profit from politics. Sound familiar?
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Judge denies Eyman associate’s motion to dismiss campaign finance enforcement suit

Excerpt: Tim Eyman’s associates William Agazarm and Citizen Solutions will remain defendants in a $2.1 million campaign finance enforcement lawsuit against Eyman’s initiative factory, Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon ruled today. Agazarm and Citizen Solutions had asked Dixon to dismiss the lawsuit against them and award their lawyer Mark Lamb (who also represents Eyman) […]
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Tim Eyman countersues State of Washington, claims he’s not guilty and is being persecuted

Excerpt: Disgraced initiative promoter Tim Eyman has at last filed an answer to the State of Washington’s lawsuit against him and his associates — and it’s a doozy. In a ten page pleading filed today with Thurston County Superior Court, Eyman asserted through his lawyer Mark Lamb that he hasn’t done anything wrong and is being […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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