County to pay $1 million to 3 detectives in sex-harassment case

By Steve Miletich | The Seattle Times King County has agreed to pay $1 million to three veteran detectives in the sheriff’s office Special Assault Unit who alleged they were victims of rampant acts of sexual harassment and verbal abuse over many years. The detectives, Marylisa Priebe-Olson, Janette Luitgaarden and Belinda Ferguson, alleged in a lawsuit filed in January they … Read More

Parents say state failed to protect baby who died at day care

By Dana Rebik | Q13 FOX News <iframe width=”590″ height=”332″ src=”″ frameborder=”no” scrolling=”no” noresize marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen></iframe> SEATTLE –  When Kyle and Amanda Uphold found out they were pregnant, it was one of the happiest times in their lives. “It was the first for everybody, the first grandchild on both sides of the family so it was a … Read More

Federal Way police at fault in murder case

By Henry Rosoff | FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — The family of a woman killed five years ago in a violent stabbing is finally getting some justice from the highest court in the state. On May 3, 2008, “Babs” Roznowski was stabbed to death in her home by her ex-boyfriend Chan Kim, who is now serving more than 20 years … Read More

Clark County to pay wrongly convicted men $10.5M

By Paris Achen | The Columbian Clark County has agreed to pay $10.5 million of its own money to settle a federal lawsuit by two men wrongfully convicted of a 1993 rape and imprisoned for 17 years. The county and attorneys for Larry Davis, 57, of Vancouver and Alan Northrop, 49, of Woodland settled the case Friday, nine days into … Read More

$10.5M deal in Clark County wrongful rape convictions

By Mike Carter | The Seattle Times Clark County settled a civil-rights lawsuit filed by two men who spent 17 years in prison for a rape that DNA evidence showed they did not commit. Additional litigation could win them another $24 million, their lawyers say. Clark County has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle a civil-rights lawsuit filed against … Read More

$1.3M settlement with victim of swim coach’s sex abuse

By Sara Jean Green | The Seattle Times   The North Whidbey Park and Recreation District has settled a lawsuit for $1.3 million, its third since last year involving women who were molested in the mid-1990s by their swim coach, serial pedophile Andrew King. A fourth woman filed a lawsuit against the district on July 1, seeking damages for the … Read More

Could abuse death of toddler on Tulalip Reservation have been prevented?

By Dana Rebik| Q13 Fox News TULALIP RESERVATION — When police found 19-month-old Chantal Craig, she was unresponsive in her mother’s SUV covered in urine and feces. She was severely malnourished and dehydrated.  And court documents show the girl had bedbugs, lice and maggots in her diaper. Now, months after her death, child abuse attorney Julie Kays is wondering what … Read More

State to pay $3 million to girls raped by grandfather in foster care

By Christine Clarridge| The Seattle Times The state has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of two sisters, ages 12 and 13, who were repeatedly raped by their maternal grandfather after they were placed as foster children in his care. The girls had been removed from their mother’s custody because of allegations of abuse … Read More