Jury awards $1.9 million to Elias and $932,000 to Proudfoot

The Seattle Times A King County Superior Court jury on Monday found that Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole retaliated against two of three officers who were transferred out of the South Precinct amid a dispute over the handling of overtime pay. The jury found O’Toole retaliated against a veteran sergeant, Ella Elias, and Capt. David Proudfoot, the precinct commander. The … Read More

Attorney Lincoln Beauregard questions Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole

By Steve Miletich | The Seattle Times Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole testified Thursday she transferred a sergeant, lieutenant and captain out of the South Precinct to defuse a “powder keg” between warring officers, contradicting claims she retaliated against them in response to a dispute about the handling of overtime pay. “I can absolutely assure you there was no retaliation … Read More

Jury awards $16.7M to family of Puyallup woman who died of swine flu

The Seattle Times Kathryn Flight was seven months pregnant when she became ill in the 2009 swine-flu epidemic. TACOMA — A Pierce County jury has awarded $16.7 million to the family and estate of a Puyallup woman who died in the 2009 swine-flu epidemic. The News Tribune reports the jury found Dr. William Marsh of Summit View Clinic did not … Read More

Inmate’s family gets $8 million jury award

By Nina Culver | The Spokesman-Review The family of an Airway Heights Corrections Center inmate who died after guards allegedly ignored his medical condition and treated his diabetic episode as a behavioral problem won an $8 million verdict from a Spokane County jury on Friday, twice the amount the family requested. Dale Stahl, 57, was a “brittle diabetic,” someone whose Type 1 … Read More

Federal Way agrees to pay out $125,000 for pickle ball accident

By David Ham | Kirotv.com The Federal Way City Council agreed to pay a $125,000 settlement to a woman who said she slipped and fell playing pickle ball at the community center in 2013. Sabrina Martin claimed that she slipped on a sticky spot on a pickle ball court and fell to the ground sustaining serious injuries. Her attorney, Amanda Searle … Read More