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

Seattle woman says she became anorexic due to bullying

By Tracy Vedder | KOMO News SEATTLE — A local woman says she was slapped, taunted and bullied until she became anorexic, and it all happened when she attended a private middle school just for girls. The Seattle Girls’ School just settled a lawsuit with Olivia Ray, who hopes her story empowers other young girls to stand up to bullying. … Read More

Pierce County sued over excessive force claim

By Adam Lynn | The News Tribune The parents of a man who died after being beaten, Tasered and hog-tied by sheriff’s deputies are suing Pierce County for $10 million. Raymond and Margaret Hillstrom contend deputies used excessive force in subduing their 44-year-old son, Ronald Hillstrom, in the parking lot of a University Place apartment complex this spring. “The use … Read More

Federal Way police at fault in murder case

By Henry Rosoff | Kirotv.com 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

Woman blinded in clinic stabbing gets $5.5 million

By LEVI PULKKINEN | The Seattle PI A Seattle mental health provider has agreed to pay $6 million to settle two claims related to a vicious stabbing that left one worker blind, attorneys for the plaintiffs announced Thursday. Just after 8 a.m. on July 17, 2006, a woman entered the Downtown Public Health Center and, without warning, set upon employee Maritza … Read More