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

Seattle Schools settles sex-abuse case for nearly $250K

By Sara Jean Green | The Seattle Times A 22-year-old woman recently settled a lawsuit she filed against Seattle Public Schools over the alleged sexual comments and abuse she suffered as a 12-year-old at the hands of her computer teacher at Nathan Eckstein Middle School. The settlement is for a penny under $250,000, an amount that would have triggered mandatory notification … 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

Federal Way Council approves $125,000 settlement with woman who fell

By RAECHEL DAWSON |Federal Way Mirror Reporter  The Federal Way City Council unanimously approved a $125,000 lawsuit settlement on Tuesday night after a woman alleged the city was responsible for her fall at the Federal Way Community Center in February 2013. Sabrina Martin filed the lawsuit in March 2014 before requesting the city pay $450,000 in October 2014. Her medical … Read More

Island County Sheriff’s Office faces $10M claim over serial pedophile

By Sara Jean Green | The Seattle Times Two former Whidbey Island women who say they were sexually abused as children by their swim coach — a serial pedophile now serving a 40-year prison sentence in California — received a combined $1.4 million settlement this week from the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District, according to the women’s attorneys. Like the … Read More

Parents claim school covered up sex abuse

By Chris Ingalls | King 5 News PUYALLUP, Wash. — The parents of two special needs children in the Puyallup School District believe their children may have been assaulted in a school bathroom, and the elementary school staff covered it up for nearly a year. In a $3 million tort claim filed with the district, the parents say they were … Read More