DeLue Law, PLLC

Clients

  • 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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