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Rekhter v. DSHS – $95,000,000 Judgment on Jury Verdict

About the case

In December 2010, a Thurston County jury determined that DSHS breached the contracts with the care providers by using the Shared Living Rule, awarding $57,123,794.50 million in damages. The State chose to appeal the verdict, and oral arguments were heard back in May 2013. The Supreme Court’s decision preserved the jury verdict in its entirety, eliminated pre-judgment interest but upheld the award of post-judgment interest.

The total judgment, including interest was over $95,000,000 and was paid out to the class members in 2015.

Find out more about the lawsuit against DSHS at


  • Jury Verdict: $95,000,000

Cause Number

  • Thurston County Superior Court, Cause Number: 07-2-00895-8


  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)


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