Q: If a Washington State (exempt) agency committed fraud can they be sued?
If a Washington State (exempt) agency knowingly false reported, selectively deleted protected permanent records, committed fraud and theft $588,000 and intentionally neglected claimant to cause death can they be sued under tort law?
A: You would need to discuss this with a Washington attorney at the soonest. I do not practice in Washington but your question was not picked up for four weeks. If you are contemplating legal action, you should consult with an attorney without delay because there could be notice of claim filing requirements that could be in the order of days. I can’t speak for Washington State, but public agencies, hospitals, and other government entities in general could be protected by short deadlines for placing them on notice, and these can be in the order of days (notice of claim). You mention that the matter involves a Washington State agency. An attorney could advise you of deadlines and statutes of limitations that would be applicable, such as wrongful death, among others. This appears to be a complex case from the brief facts and could possibly involve multiple statutes of limitations for various causes of action, and possible criminal law issues.
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