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Category Archives: Litigation

Tim Eyman ordered to pay $156,000 in contempt fines; lashes out at Bob Ferguson

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter is on the hook for over six figures in contempt penalties. He's responded with fundraising appeals for his legal defense fund.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As Tim Eyman’s personal income falls, State of Washington asks judge to force him to pay up

Excerpt: Tim Eyman is getting squeezed financially. It appears his friends have become fewer in number and less generous. His expenses and liabilities, however, just continue to mount.
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Tim Eyman held in contempt (again) for intentionally violating court discovery orders

Excerpt: The price that the disgraced initiative promoter must pay for trying to evade accountability for his blatant and repeated violations of Washington's voter-instigated public disclosure laws keeps going up. 
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Court penalizes Tim Eyman and associates as state wins two successive default judgments

Excerpt: Disgraced initiative promoter Tim Eyman and his friends now owe the taxpayers a lot of money after not bothering to defend themselves against lawsuits alleging they violated Washington's public disclosure laws.
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
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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.
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