Washington News

BurialInsurance.org- an Integrated Approach to Shop for and Receive Burial Insurance

Seattle, WA, June 15, 2016- Seabend Inc, a full service final expense agency disrupting the industry is changing the way people shop for and are sold, Funeral Insurance. Seabend owns www.burialinsurance.org and is helping thousands of consumers each month become …

Washington Judge OKs Mobile Home Lawsuit Settlement

A Grant County judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed by mobile homeowners against their landlord in central Washington. The lawsuit alleges that Royal Coachman Mobile Home Park, in the town of Royal …

Washington Cyclist Gets $400K Payout After Being Struck by Councilwoman

A bicyclist who collided with former Seattle City Councilwoman Sally Clark as she drove to a speaking engagement is being paid $400,000 under the terms of a settlement. The Seattle Times reported that the city is on the hook for …

Washington Workplace Deaths in 2015 Fell to Near-Historic Low

Workplace deaths in Washington fell to a near-historic low in 2015, according to a Department of Labor & Industries report. Last year there were 58 work-related deaths in the state, 18 fewer than in 2014, and L&I data shows only …

Small Temblor Strikes Northwestern Washington

A minor earthquake hit northwest Washington state on Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network reported that the 3.5-magnitude temblor hit at 11:06 a.m. in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington. It was about …

Washington Port to Pay $16M to Injured Worker

The Port of Bellingham in Washington has been ordered to pay $16 million to an Alaska ferries employee who was injured while operating a faulty loading ramp at the port’s cruise terminal. The Seattle Times reported that a federal jury …

Archdiocese in Washington Settles 8 Abuse Cases for $9M

The Seattle Archdiocese in Washington will pay just over $9 million to eight women who were sexually abused as children by a former priest in Whatcom and Skagit counties. The abuse occurred between 1968 and 1974 at churches in Burlington, …

Uber, Lyft Will Begin Operations at Seattle Airport

Ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, will soon be allowed to pick up riders at Washington’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Seattlepi.com reported the Port of Seattle announced this week it would allow the companies to operate at the airport as part of a …

Washington Officials Say 26 Homes in Chelan County at Risk of Landslide

Emergency management officials in Washington say a neighborhood of 26 homes near Wenatchee is at imminent risk for a landslide. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday the slope between 4900 and 5200 Whispering Ridge Road has been determined to …

Washington Commissioner Fines Insurance Professionals $17K

Wasington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler took enforcement action and issued fines totaling $17,675 last month against insurance companies and producers who he says violated state insurance regulations. Here’s the list of fines and what Kreidler says warranted them: Insurance companies …