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  • Pierce County pays $7.8 million to children of woman killed after begging sheriff’s office for help
    The Seattle Times
    By Christine Clarridge   | The Seattle Times Pierce County agrees to pay $7.8 million to young children of woman who begged the Pierce County Sheriff's Office to protect her from her boyfriend, who shot her to death days later. The children of a woman who was shot and ...
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  • State is liable for safety of foster children, Washington Supreme Court rules
    The Seattle Times
    By Agueda Pacheco-Flores and Paige Cornwell   | The Seattle Times The Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state is responsible for the welfare of children after they’re placed with foster parents, broadening protections for more than 10,000 kids in government c...
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  • Attorney Meaghan M. Driscoll awarded WSAJ's Ready to Soar Award
    Washington State Association for Justice
    WSAJ EAGLE Meaghan Driscoll of Connelly Law Offices received WSAJ's Ready to Soar New Lawyer Award: "To a star in the making. In recognition of your exceptional dedication to seeking justice for your clients and for introducing new attorneys to join you in advancing the mission of WSAJ." The aw...
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  • Attorney Lincoln C. Beauregard awarded WSAJ's Trial Lawyer of the Year
    Washington State Association for Justice
    WSAJ EAGLE Jack Connelly of Connelly Law Offices bestowed one of the greatest honors a trial lawyer can receive upon a former intern, a current partner and great friend. WSAJ EAGLE Lincoln C. Beauregard of Connelly Law Offices is WSAJ's Trial Lawyer of the Year! Congratulations, Lincoln, on ...
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  • Family of unarmed black man killed by SWAT sniper settles for $13 million
    The Seattle Times
    By Agueda Pacheco-Flores   | The Seattle Times The city of Lakewood, its police chief and two officers have dropped an appeal of a record $15.1 million jury verdict in the 2013 SWAT-team sniper-death of Leonard Thomas, an unarmed black man who was killed as he clutched his 4-year-o...
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  • Lawsuit: Former Bellevue College dean raped assistant for years
    Seattle Pi
    Multiple people have complained against the man, attorneys claim By Lynsi Burton, SeattlePI Updated 4:09 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Editor's note: SeattlePI is withholding the plaintiff's name to protect her privacy. After S.R. began working at Bellevue College in 2009, as a front ...
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  • Ballard High student charged with on-campus rape
    Kiro 7
    Demonte Rigney was a stand-out football player for Ballard High School. On Tuesday, he was charged with sexually assaulting a female student during class last spring. "I was afraid, so I did everything he told me," the alleged victim told KIRO 7 during a recent interview. As an alleged s...
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  • Western State employee misconduct cases spark concern
    King 5
    Employee misconduct cases at Western State Hospital raise concerns about the psychiatric hospital's culture and staff supervision. Author: Chris Ingalls Published: 1:00 PM PDT July 11, 2018 Updated: 6:25 AM PDT July 12, 2018 A KING 5 investigation reveals a rash of employee misconduct a...
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  • Jury awards $25 million for negligence in Harborview stroke case
    The Seattle Times
    By Mike Baker   | The Seattle Times A jury in King County has issued a $25 million judgment for a woman who went to Harborview Medical Center’s Stroke Center for treatment but suffered a paralyzing turn for the worse during her stay. Doctors in Montana had sent Jerri Woodring-Thue...
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