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

Teen formerly accused in toddler’s death sues Seattle police

By LEVI PULKKINEN | The Seattle PI Initially charged with murder in the girl’s death, charges against Ashley Howes were dismissed with prejudice after a King County judge ruled that prosecutors could not use statements she made during a lengthy interview with police. Howes, who has maintained her innocence throughout, filed a civil suit earlier this month claiming four Seattle detectives … Read More

Jury awards $4.9 million to man who lost arm at Kent manufacturing plant

By Brian Rosenthal | The Seattle Times A man who lost his left arm in a 2007 accident at a Kent envelope-manufacturing plant was awarded $4.9 million Wednesday. The King County jury decided Ken Wessling’s injury occurred because the machine he was using at the time was improperly constructed, making it dangerous to operate, according to a news release from his … Read More

High court sides with sick 11-year-old, clears block to medical torts

By LEVI PULKKINEN | The Seattle PI When she learned she was pregnant, Julie Anderson working at a Pacific plant making paint. It wasn’t until her son was a little older that she realized he wasn’t quite alright. Doctors told her the boy, Dalton, now 11, suffered birth defects that make it harder for him to understand the world. She later … Read More

Families of victims in shooting rampage sue state

BY SABRA GERTSCH | KOMO 4 News SEATTLE — Isaac Zamora may be behind bars for the rest of his life, but he may not be the only one held responsible in his killing rampage that left six dead. His victims’ families say the Department of Corrections dropped the ball, and now the DOC says someone else is to blame. The … Read More

Justice slowly but surely: Toasting the Frye test

Trial News It has happened to all of us. There you are, sitting in the courtroom waiting for the judge to appear and issue a ruling. The judge finally emerges from wherever it is that judges go to decide which of your arguments do or don’t stink. You and your client bolt to attention. You look across the courtroom and … Read More

Lawsuit file over murder of Graham couple by Massechusetts convict

BY MIKE ARCHBOLD | The News Tribune A lawsuit filed this week on behalf of a young Graham couple murdered in 2007 seeks damages from state and county officials in Massachusetts for how they dealt with the killer. The suit brought on behalf of the parents and estates of Brian and Beverly Mauck alleges the officials “intentionally” and “with gross … Read More

Abused girl gets $1.5 million settlement from state

BY CHRISTINE CLARRIDGE | The Seattle Times A child who was sexually molested, burned with cigarettes and beaten with a spatula by her paternal grandparents will receive a $1.5 million settlement from two state agencies. Attorneys for the 14-year-old girl said the Department of Corrections (DOC) failed to supervise the girl’s grandfather, a convicted child molester, and the Department of … Read More