By Mike Carter | Originally published in the Seattle Times King County has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit alleging sheriff’s deputies failed to follow through on the eviction of a dangerous Seattle resident who went on to kill a maintenance worker and injure the apartment manager. The lawsuit alleged four sheriff’s deputies, led by Detective David … Read More
By Peter Talbot | Originally published in the News Tribune Pierce County has paid more than $4 million as part of a lawsuit for the wrongful termination of a former deputy prosecutor, according to his attorneys, nearly a year after jurors in the case found his firing violated public policy. Doug Vanscoy worked for the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office … Read More
By Lewis Kamb | Originally published in Seattle Times King County has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle the lawsuit of a 45-year-old woman who claims that when she was a teenage runaway 28 years ago, sheriff’s deputies left her at a Federal Way massage parlor where she was forced into prostitution. Under the settlement terms, the woman — who has … Read More
$25.3 million jury verdict for woman who experienced delay in diagnosis of basilar artery occlusion after being admitted to Harborview Medical Center.
Across the nation, insurers have had surprising success “policing the police,” ending risky behavior, ousting chiefs, even closing troubled departments. By Kit Ramgopal and Brenda Breslauer for NBC NEWS The city of Niota, Tennessee, population 700, has a police department with just three officers. So when two of them wound up in court in 2011 accused of beating up a … Read More
May 2020 | Originally published on Post-Prison Education Program Attorney John R. (Jack) Connelly believes in fighting for the individual above all. In being a voice for the voiceless. He’s consistently been named one of the top lawyers in Washington State, where he’s practiced for 28 years, always for the plaintiff. At Connelly Law where he currently practices, he has … Read More
By Lewis Kamb | Originally published in Seattle Times A Seattle police officer filed a $10 million claim against the city on Wednesday, alleging it negligently exposed him to “an extremely dangerous man-made toxin” by assigning him and dozens of other city workers to clean up a homeless encampment in the Sodo neighborhood this year. Officer Timothy Gifford, a … Read More
By Amy Clancy | Originally published in Kiro 7 PUYALLUP, Wash. – A former Kalles Junior High School student told KIRO 7 recently that physical education teacher Tim Paulsen began grooming him when he was in seventh grade. “It would start with his hand on my thigh when he was driving,” the now-grown man said about his time as … Read More