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Former Washington Police Chief Getting $125K Settlement

A former Washington state police chief who was fired last year is expected to collect a $125,000 settlement. Michael Campos was fired in May as Wapato police chief with cause after an internal investigation found evidence to support allegations he …

Colorado City Settles with Man Shot by Stun Gun for $875K

The Boulder City Council in Colorado has approved an $875,000 settlement with a man who was injured after a police officer shot him with a stun gun in March 2019. Christopher Mahan got into the wrong Lyft vehicle while intoxicated …

Washington County, Deputy to Pay in Civil Case

An appellate court has ordered lawyers for a Washington state county and its deputy sheriff to pay more than $56,000 in attorney fees and costs for filing frivolous appeals in a federal civil-rights case filed by the family of a …

Washington Ambulance Company Settles Suit With Pregnant Employee

Ambulance company American Medical Response will settle a discrimination lawsuit after it refused to provide a pregnant Spokane, Washington employee a temporary reprieve from heavy-duty work, regulators announced Monday. AMR will pay $162,500 to a paramedic to resolve a lawsuit …

Acrobats Hurt in Rhode Island Circus Accident Reach $52.5M Settlement

Eight acrobats severely injured when the rigging suspending them by their hair plummeted to the floor during a circus performance in Rhode Island in 2014 have reached a $52.5 million settlement with the ownership and management of the arena where …

Insurance Journal’s Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2020: West Region

Wildfires were the big story in the Western U.S. in 2020. And a big underlying theme in those stories is what was being done to deal with them. One of the top stories in Insurance Journal’s Western region was when …

Washington Drug Chain Settles over Invalid Prescriptions

The U.S. Department of Justice says it and Bartell Drugs have resolved allegations that the pharmacy chain filled invalid prescriptions between July 2016 and August 2020 in violation of the Controlled Substances Act. U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran said under …

Oregon Judge Allows Suit Filed by 29 Women to Proceed Against Ex-Doctor

A judge has denied a request by a former suburban Portland, Ore. doctor to put a two-year hold on a civil case filed against him by 29 patients who allege he sexually abused them. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Melvin Oden-Orr …

$1M Settlement in Pricey California Beach Hotel Dispute

The owners of a Santa Monica beachfront hotel built without proper permits have agreed to pay $1 million in penalties and restitution to Los Angeles County, prosecutors said Wednesday. As part of the final judgment, the Shore Hotel has agreed …

Woman Abused by Washington Band Teacher Settles for $2M

A school district in Washington state has agreed to a $2 million settlement after a woman sued over sexual abuse by a band teacher 30 years ago – a trauma so profound she said it caused her to stop teaching …