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  • AMR loses ruling

    Aug. 19, 2006 in City on Page A1 City of Spokane residents who have used American Medical Response ambulances since 1998 have the right to pursue “exemplary damages” under the state’s Consumer Protection Act, a judge ruled Friday. …

  • $80,000 AMR fine proposed

    June 13, 2006 in City on Page A1 Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession proposed Monday fining American Medical Response $80,172 for overbilling patients, just hours after the firefighters union said such a “five-figure fine” would be insignificant. “The fine …

  • Mayor to decide AMR fine by next week

    June 7, 2006 in City on Page B3 As many as 30,000 residents of the city of Spokane who have used the emergency ambulance services of American Medical Response since October 1998 now could be part of a …

  • Judge won’t set aside AMR suit

    April 29, 2006 in City on Page B2 A Superior Court judge has denied a Spokane ambulance company’s request to set aside a lawsuit against it that claims the company overbilled customers. American Medical Response Northwest Inc., which …

  • Arbitration sought in ambulance overbilling

    April 8, 2006 in City on Page B2 A Superior Court judge is considering whether to send a lawsuit about ambulance overbilling in Spokane to arbitration instead of letting a jury decide if American Medical Response violated the …

  • Ambulance agent still target of suit

    March 18, 2006 in City on Page B3 A Superior Court judge refused on Friday to dismiss the Spokane operations manager for a large ambulance company as a defendant in a consumer protection act lawsuit that alleges a …

  • Firefighters union calls for AMR probe

    March 15, 2006 in City on Page B1 The union representing Spokane firefighters issued a statement Tuesday calling for an external investigation into the relationship between American Medical Response and the Spokane Fire Department administration. The demand from …

  • Ambulance firm admits overcharging

    Jan. 27, 2006 in City on Page B1 The ambulance company holding an exclusive contract with the city of Spokane admits in newly filed court papers that it overcharged two patients who filed a lawsuit against it last …

  • Ambulance service questions addressed

    Jan. 27, 2006 in City on Page B6 With questions arising over American Medical Response’s service in Spokane, residents of Spokane Valley are perhaps wondering how the contract in their fire district differs from that of the city. …

  • Ambulance service scrutinized

    Dec. 10, 2005 in City on Page B1 In an emergency, how long does it take for a private ambulance to arrive in Spokane? It took more than 10 minutes in 11 percent of the calls during a …