Tupper Mack Wells Assists Client to Reduce Enforcement Penalties

Published Dec 13, 2011

A Seattle furniture refinishing business will avoid costly litigation and has achieved a favorable outcome under a settlement agreement with the Department of Ecology.  The company appealed a large enforcement penalty order to the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB), and negotiated a settlement which substantially reduced the penalty. The negotiated settlement has received PCHB approval.

“This settlement avoids expensive litigation and benefits Washington’s environment overall,” said the Department of Ecology in a press release dated December 7, 2011. K Seiler, Ecology’s hazardous waste and toxics reduction program manager, praised the company for “its commitment to practices that protect public and worker safety and health, and the environment.” Tupper Mack Wells attorney Bradford Doll represented the client in this matter. For more information, contact Bradford Doll at doll@tmw-law.com.