Mendez v. Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Church of North America

During a church summer camp organized and run by the Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Church of North America, plaintiff Brian Mendez was permanently injured, sustaining injuries that left him a C 3-4 quadriplegic, on negligently designed and supervised obstacle course.

Families of victims of Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting settle lawsuit for $18 million

By Mike Carter  | The Seattle Times The families of the five Marysville-Pilchuck High School students shot on campus in 2014 have settled a lawsuit against the school district’s insurance company for $18 million, according to documents filed in Snohomish County Superior Court on Monday morning. The settlement stems from a lawsuit alleging that a substitute teacher had been told of … Read More

Jury awards more than $15M to family of unarmed black man killed by SWAT sniper in Fife

By Mike Carter  | The Seattle Times Pierce County Metro SWAT assault-team leader Mike Wiley described the police sniper bullet that killed Leonard Thomas on the front porch of his Fife home in 2013, his 4-year-old son clasped in his arms, as a “frickin’ million-dollar shot.” A unanimous jury in federal court on Friday decided that single .308-caliber round would … Read More

Albertson v. State of Washington DSHS

Plaintiffs, minor male children, between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. This case involved the severe sexual abuse of eight young boys who were placed in a foster home by defendant DSHS into the home of foster parent Def. Ronald Young.

Jury awards $9.5M in case involving North Kitsap fire engine

SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court jury on Thursday awarded $9.5 million to the family of a Kingston man who died in a collision with a fire truck. On the morning of July 4, 2014, Jason Foster was was riding a motor scooter on Miller Bay Road, approaching its intersection with West Kingston Road. The traffic signal turned yellow, and … Read More

Said Sheikh v. State of Washington DSHS

Plaintiff Said Aba Sheikh was brutally attacked at the age of 16 by four violent foster youth in the parking lot of a Shell gasoline station. Three of the four were had been residing in the same foster home for several years together and had a history of gang-like beatings, burglary and rape.

County to pay $1.35M settling lawsuit dogging Sheriff Urquhart

The Seattle PI King County will pay $1.35 million to settle a lawsuit that has dogged Sheriff John Urquhart for two years. Brought by three King County Sheriff’s Office deputies, the lawsuit raised a host of claims about Urquhart’s management style and conduct. Urquhart, a longtime employee of the office who was elected sheriff in 2012, continues to dispute the … Read More

State agrees to pay $3M to family of boy shot by gang member in 2010

 By Sara Jean Green | The Seattle Times The state Department of Corrections (DOC) has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 12-year-old Skyway boy shot in the back by a known gang member on community supervision. Alajawan Brown stepped off a Metro bus on April 29, 2010, after buying a pair of … Read More