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June 5, 2014

Rekhter v. DSHS – Victory in nearly $90M Class Action

WA Supreme Court DENIES State’s Motion for Reconsideration

The Washington Supreme Court today denied the State of Washington’s motion to reconsider its ruling in favor of the Class Plaintiffs on their $57 million jury verdict with post-judgment interest. The judgment of roughly $90 million will stand.

Once finalized, the case will be returned to Thurston County Superior Court for final work to be completed on payment and the payment process that will be ordered by the court. The Court will determine the most appropriate way to make sure that the Class Members know about the result and the manner in which money will be distributed to the Class Members.

Please check in frequently here on the website for updated details as we move towards completion of this process.

Read the order from the Supreme Court here

This case is about in-home care providers who lost out on benefits promised them by WA DSHS.  In 2010, the case went to trial and the jury awarded the plaintiffs over $57,000,000.  After a lengthy appeals process, the total award with post-judgment interest will be nearly $90,000,000.

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