PDC Enforcement Cases

Description:

This dataset contains list PDC enforcement cases from 2010 forward. The data present summary information with one record per case. Additional information about the case can be found by reviewing the attached case documents and penalties information. The list of attachments and penalties is structured as JSON so that it can be interpreted and displayed by computer software although it it also human readable text. This same information is presented on the PDC website in a format that is intended to be read by humans.


This dataset is a best-effort by the PDC to provide a complete set of records as described herewith.


Descriptions attached to this dataset do not constitute legal definitions; please consult RCW 42.17A and WAC Title 390 for legal definitions.


CONDITION OF RELEASE: This publication and or referenced documents constitutes a list of individuals prepared by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission and may not be used for commercial purposes. This list is provided on the condition and with the understanding that the persons receiving it agree to this statutorily imposed limitation on its use. See RCW 42.56.070(9) and AGO 1975 No. 15.


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Field Name Data Type Description
areas_of_law text The areas of law included in the alleged violations, usually by RCW or WAC number.
attachments text A JSON structured collection of all documents associated with this case. The URLs can be used to retrieve the documents. This structured data is intended primarily for readability by computer systems. The documents are more readily available by viewing the case information on the PDC website.
balance_due number If the commission has issued an order in this case that includes penalties to be paid, this is the total penalties still due by all parties. See the Penalties column for a JSON structured breakdown of the penalty information.
case text The PDC internal case number. This number will not change for a given action and is unique.
closed calendar_date If the case has been closed, the date it was closed.
complainant text The person initiating the public complaint or "PDC Staff" when the case is initiated by the PDC.
description text A full description of the case. The description text includes HTML tags, primarily intended to be read by computer systems. The description is more readable by viewing the case information on the PDC website.
earliest_complaint calendar_date The date that the earliest complaint attached to this case was perfected. This is usually the date the complaint was submitted but a complaint may be lacking information and becomes "perfected" on the date all necessary information is provided.
group_enforcement text When a case is the result of a group enforcement action, this field will indicate the type of group enforcement. Group enforcement actions are typically part of an audit process such as a review of all candidates that should have filed a candidate registration to determine those who have not.
Id number The unique identifier for this row. The value has no meaning but it can be used to track changes to the row.
opened calendar_date The date the case was opened by staff. This may be later than the date a complaint was first filed.
penalties text A JSON structured collection of all penalties associated with this case. The This structured data is intended primarily for readability by computer systems. The penalty information is more readily available by viewing the case information on the PDC website.
respondent text The party or parties subject to the complaint
sent_to_collections checkbox If any of the penalties in this case have been sent to a collection agency for collection of the debit, this column will be True. There may be more than one penalty, each with a different obligation. Review the individual penalties to see which have been sent to collections.
status text The current disposition of the case. This field will be updated as the case progresses to final disposition.
subject text A short description of the case
total_paid number If the commission has issued an order in this case that includes penalties to be paid, this is the total penalties paid for all parties. See the Penalties column for a JSON structured breakdown of the penalty information.
total_penalties number If the commission has issued an order in this case that includes penalties to be paid, this is the total penalties for all parties. See the Penalties column for a JSON structured breakdown of the penalty information.
total_reinstated number If the commission has issued an order in this case that included suspended penalties and any amount has been reinstated, this is the total reinstated penalties for all parties. See the Penalties column for a JSON structured breakdown of the penalty information.
total_suspended number If the commission has issued an order in this case that includes suspended penalties, this is the total suspended penalties for all parties. See the Penalties column for a JSON structured breakdown of the penalty information.
updated_at calendar_date
url url The URL of the complete case information on the PDC website.