James Beck responds to Western State Hospital citations and fines

“We’re happy to see that the Department of Labor and Industries has taken action against Western State Hospital regarding the ongoing, serious and systemic unsafe work environment. Now that another agency of the state is mandating prompt changes, I can’t imagine there would be any excuse for not complying quickly.” James Beck

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Jones and Conway successfully defend alleged permit violations

GTH partners Brad B. Jones and Dianne K. Conway recently won a dismissal of a Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen suit filed by Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (PSA) against SSA Marine, Inc. and SSA Terminals, LLC for alleged permit violations at the West Sitcum Terminal in the Port of Tacoma. The federal court found that the notice provided by PSA alleging future hypothetical claims if SSA Marine, Inc. and SSA Terminals, LLC were to later start operations at the Terminal was premature and failed to meet the basic requirements of CWA’s notice provision.

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