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February 6, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Pierce County to pay $225K to police-dog bite victim

Pierce County will pay a Tacoma man $225,000 to settle a civil-rights lawsuit arising from a May 2011 attack by a police dog while he was out for an early-morning walk. Chad Boyles reached the settlement with Pierce County, even though the injuries were inflicted by a Lakewood Police Department dog. The dog, K-9 Officer Astor, and…

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January 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Yakima teacher acquitted of sex crime wins $390K

YAKIMA (AP) — The East Valley School District has settled the case of a Yakima teacher who was accused of sexual misconduct with students. The district agreed earlier this month to pay $390,000 in legal fees for Michele Taylor. The gym teacher was accused in 2009 of sexual misconduct with two students, ages 15 and 16. She…

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September 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM

AG announces settlement in timeshare fraud case

OLYMPIA (AP) — At least 1,500 people in Washington state who were victims of a timeshare and travel scam will receive up to $20,000 each under a settlement announced by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Ferguson announced Thursday that it has recovered $1.2 million from Jonathan Gibbs, who along with his wife, Christine, had claimed to handle…

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June 26, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Wash. to pay $9M to victims of Skagit Co. spree

OLYMPIA  (AP) — The lawyer for the victims of a 2008 shooting spree in Skagit County says Washington state has agree to pay $9 million to settle claims that the violence could have been prevented. Isaac Zamora killed six people and wounded four others. Lawyer Jack Connelly represents some of the surviving victims and estates of…

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June 21, 2013 at 2:23 PM

$2M settlement in death of pastor shot by deputy

SPOKANE (AP) — The family of a pastor who was shot to death in 2010 by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy has accepted a $2 million settlement offer on a wrongful death lawsuit. The family of Scott Creach accepted the settlement offer Friday. The Creach family originally filed the lawsuit in federal court in 2011 against Deputy…

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May 31, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Tesoro Corp. to pay $1.1 million penalty

Tesoro Corp. has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle claims it failed to test or monitor the production of gasoline for harmful pollutants at oil refineries in Washington state, Utah, Alaska and North Dakota. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Tesoro violated requirements of the Clean Air Act at the refineries. Tesoro, which has a refinery…

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January 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Pierce County settles death lawsuit for $1.65M

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County has agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of a Fircrest man who was hit by a sheriff’s patrol car. The lawsuit contended the deputy was negligent and reckless in September 2011 when he struck 61-year-old Dale Neel as he was riding a…

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October 16, 2012 at 10:12 AM

UPDATE: $2M settlement in Wenatchee student’s drowning

The Associated Press UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. | WENATCHEE — The family of a student who drowned in a Wenatchee High School swimming pool has reached a $2 million settlement in a negligence lawsuit filed against the Wenatchee School District. The body of 14-year-old Antonio Reyes was found at the bottom of the deep end of the pool…

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September 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Settlement: $215,000 and free golf for life

The Associated Press SPOKANE — The city of Spokane has finally settled with a golfer who sprained an ankle in 2007 when he stepped through a sprinkler lid on the 12th hole at the Esmeralda Golf Course. Stan L. Peterson is getting $215,000 plus free golf at Spokane city courses for as long as the 72-year-old lives. More

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