Status: Court of Appeals reversed on issue of what constitutes a reasonable legal alternative for the necessity defense and finding that defendant had made the necessary showing to present a question of fact for a jury. [ 07/15/2021 ]
Description: Criminal case against defendant who blocked railroad tracks in protest of coal and oil trains that traveled through Spokane, Washington.
Status: Petition for writ of mandate denied except to extent of remanding to Superior Court for determination on issue of restitution for damages caused only by the three-day delay in reporting the leak. [ 07/09/2019 ]
Description: Criminal charges in connection with leak at natural gas storage facility in southern California.