DeLue Law, PLLC

Clients

  • Personal injury case-confidential: Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered major injuries including cervical disc herniations with mild cord compression. Mr. DeLue and attorney Ryan Nute recovered $310,000 from the at-fault third party driver.

  • Personal injury case-confidential: Client was involved in two separate motor vehicle accidents and suffered multiple injuries, including cervical sprain/strain, lumbar sprain/strain, shoulder sprain/strain, lateral hip strain, TMJ sprain, tinnitus, dizziness, visual blurring, and headaches. Mr. DeLue recovered $100,000 policy limits from each of the at-fault third party drivers, along with $74,200 in Underinsured Motorist (UIM) benefits.

  • Personal injury case-confidential: Client was injured with soft tissue damage to her back, neck and shoulders, hip pain and loss of a portion of her hearing in a car accident while riding in an commercial passenger vehicle. Mr. DeLue recovered $25,000 policy limits from the at-fault third party, along with $748,500 in Underinsured Motorist (UIM) benefits.

  • In October 2018, a 4-day bench trial was held before King County Superior Court Judge John R. Ruhl on the Relationship for Self-Discovery, Inc. case. Subsequently on January 28, 2019, King County Superior Court Judge John R. Ruhl entered a Judgment in the amount of $2,898,509.76 against Relationship for Self-Discovery, Inc. and in favor of the State of Washington. This included $106,088 in attorney fees awarded to Mr. DeLue and Mark D. Walters for the qui tam whistleblower.

  • On June 13, 2017, King County Superior Court Judge John R. Ruhl entered a Judgment against Relationship for Self-Discovery, Inc., for $321, 228.24 ($107,076.08 lost back pay; $214,152.16 two times lost back pay) in what is believed to be the very first Judgment entered under the Washington Medicaid Fraud False Claim Act, a case Mr. DeLue filed in 2015 on behalf of a qui tam whistleblower.

  • In the winter of 2015, Daniel DeLue and Mark D. Walters represented the first relator under the Washington State Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act in a qui tam suit against Sea Mar Community Health Center. Among other concerns, the qui tam whistleblower suit alleged that the dental clinic improperly billed Medicaid for fluoride treatments, which could have been performed by dental assistants as part of a patient's regular six-month checkups, as stand-alone appointments with a dentist or hygienist. The State of Washington recovered $3.5 million, and the whistleblower received $292,800 of the government's recovery.

  • United States of America ex rel Ryan Sims v. LifeWatch Services, Inc., United States District Court, Western District of WA, Cause No. 09-cv-01791: Filed suit on behalf of Relator Sims against LifeWatch Services Inc., with regard to false claims LifeWatch submitted to federal healthcare programs.  Settled for $18.5 million.

  • Local Pages Inc. v. Yellow Book USA, Inc., United States District Court, District of Delaware, Cause No. 11-495-RGA: Filed suit for breach of contract under advertising services agreement.  Settled for $1.5 million.

  • Local Pages Inc. v. Yahoo! Inc.: Brought claims against Yahoo! for breach of contract. Pre-filing settlement of $1.568 million.

  • Manning v. State of WA et al., Thurston County Superior Court Cause No. 07-2-0337-4: Filed suit against the Washington State Department of Corrections and other defendants on behalf of Plaintiff for negligent and incompetent medical care he received while in the custody of the DOC. Plaintiff sustained permanent injuries and severe disfigurement to his body (including loss of genitals).  Settled for $300,000

  • Estate of Jeremy Swaser v. State of WA:  Filed claim against the Washington State Department of Corrections for negligence and deliberate indifference after Mr. Swaser died of MRSA while in the custody of the DOC.  Settled in pre-filing mediation for $125,000

  • Dale v. State of WA et al., United States District Court-Western District of WA Cause No. 11-01042-RAJ: Filed suit against the Washington State Department of Corrections and other defendants for medical malpractice and deliberate indifference after Mr. Dale suffered a pulmonary embolism which required him to undergo open-heart surgery while in the custody of the DOC.  Settled for $136,829.

  • Negligent disposition of decedent’s body – confidential settlement.

  • Pregnancy discrimination case—confidential: Filed suit against former employer of client, who was laid off while she was eight months’ pregnant.  Settled for $97,000.

  • Ramseur v. McConnell, Snohomish County Superior Court Cause No. 10-2-08490-6: Personal injury claim following car accident.  Settled for $97,000

  • Sakai v. Parmenter, King County Superior Court Cause No. 09-2-35895-8: Personal injury claim following car accident.  Settled for $37,000.

  • Pyper v. Gomez, Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 10-2-08347-8: Personal injury claim following car accident.  Settled for $31,334

  • Aerofreeze Inc. adv. Acuna, American Arbitration Association Case No. 71 160 001 2607: Successfully defended $2 million personal injury claim brought by Plaintiff who was injured on the job by one of Aerofreeze’s industrial freezers.  Settled for $375,000.

  • EHS Electrical Contractors LLC adv. Araya, King County Superior Court Cause No. 04-2-20008-3 SEA: Successfully defended a $1.5 million dollar claim discrimination case to a dismissal.

  • Green Power, Inc. adv. Francke, King County Superior Court Cause No. 08-2-25727-4 SEA; Green Power, Inc. adv. Chapman, King County Superior Court Cause No. 05-2-05098-5 SEA; Green Power, Inc. adv. Chakra Energy & Exoterm Holdings, King County Superior Court Cause No. 09-2-16124-1 SEA: Defended numerous claims totaling approximately $20 million, and helped preserve the entity.

  • Basta v. Stone, King County Superior Court Cause No. 09-2-30455-6 SEA: Prevailed on Plaintiff’s claims for breach of contract and unlawful detainer, and successfully defended $250,000 counterclaim of defendant.

  • Springhill adv. Koephick, Snohomish County Superior Court Cause No. 08-2-06882-4: Successfully defended against all of Plaintiffs’ claims of ejectment, trespass, property damage, and quiet title, and was awarded fees and costs at trial.

     

 
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