Jury awards $9.5M in case involving North Kitsap fire engine

SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court jury on Thursday awarded $9.5 million to the family of a Kingston man who died in a collision with a fire truck. On the morning of July 4, 2014, Jason Foster was was riding a motor scooter on Miller Bay Road, approaching its intersection with West Kingston Road. The traffic signal turned yellow, and … Read More

TPCBA 2015 Community Service Award Recipient: Jack Connelly

TPCBA TPCBA Community Service Award: Distinguished Law Firm or Agency “Award designated for a group of attorneys who work together as a group to improve their community, whether through legal or non-legal work. Recipient: Connelly Law Offices Service: For exemplary service as a firm working to improve the Pierce County community.” Source: https://www.tpcba.com/about/committees/community-service-recognition/

Lawsuit: Kids left in ‘house of horrors’ for years despite complaints to state

By Levi Pulkkinen | The Seattle PI Six children left to be brutally abused by a Federal Way-area woman described as a “sadist” in court documents have sued the state, claiming child services failed to act after more than a dozen abuse complaints. Maria Gonzales Esquivel – the 47-year-old accused of abusing the children herself and forcing them to abuse … Read More

Sex assault victim gets $1.5 million in Oak Harbor pool lawsuit

By JESSIE STENSLAND | Whidbey News-Times A past member of the Aquajets swim team who was sexually assaulted by a former swim coach in the 1990s won a $1.5 million settlement from North Whidbey Park and Recreation District. In addition, another alleged victim has filed a lawsuit and a third has hired an attorney. “My sense is that other girls … Read More

$1.5M settlement in woman’s claim of 1990s sex abuse by swim coach

By JENNIFER SULLIVAN | The Seattle Times A 29-year-old King County woman who said that her coach molested her while she was on an Oak Harbor swim team nearly 18 years ago will receive a $1.5 million settlement from the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District to compensate for the abuse, according to her lawyers. Andrew King, 64, is serving … Read More

$1M verdict against Bainbridge in fatal shooting of mentally ill man

By JONATHAN MARTIN and KEN ARMSTRONG | The Seattle Times A federal jury awarded $1 million Friday to the family of a mentally ill man who was killed by a Bainbridge Island police officer, ending a case that has roiled the island for nearly two years. After three days of deliberation, the eight-member jury faulted Bainbridge and its police chief … Read More

Ostling family satisfied with verdict in civil rights case

By BRIAN KELLY |Bainbridge Island Review TACOMA — The Ostling family said they were satisfied with a jury’s verdict Friday that awarded the family $1 million in damages in their civil rights lawsuit against the city of Bainbridge Island. William and Joyce Ostling filed a lawsuit against Bainbridge Island, Police Officer Jeff Benkert and Police Chief Jon Fehlman last year, … Read More