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  • Suit against doctor yields $813,000

    A Spokane jury awarded $813,000 this week to a woman whose foot was amputated following the wrong diagnosis by a local physician. It was the second time a jury heard …


  • Mother’s suit faces challenges

    Kathleen Smith was a sweet, 52-year-old woman whose body aged but her mind did not. She lived in state care from age 14 until her death at the Lakeland Village …


  • Malpractice retrial affirmed

    A Spokane judge was correct to throw out a jury verdict in a medical malpractice case after he learned jurors had made racially derogatory comments about the Japanese heritage of …


  • Appeals court backs judge’s decision on jury remarks

    A Spokane judge was correct to throw out a jury verdict in a medical malpractice case after he learned jurors had made racially derogatory comments about the Japanese heritage of …


  • Judges reconsider decision tossed after racial comments

    Three state appellate judges were asked Tuesday to reinstate a verdict in favor of a local doctor after five jurors in the original malpractice trial reportedly made derogatory comments about …


  • State bar may weigh in on jury comments

    The Washington State Bar Association may be joining the legal debate over whether a Spokane jury’s racially charged remarks against a plaintiff’s lawyer during deliberations in a medical malpractice trial …


  • Woman not required to repay benefits

    Stephanie Monroe learned this week she doesn’t have to repay Washington state about $7,000 in unemployment benefits. The Spokane worker’s case in a recent state appeals court ruling came after …


  • Court: Woman not required to repay benefits

    Stephanie Monroe learned this week she doesn’t have to repay Washington state about $7,000 in unemployment benefits.


  • Racial remarks prompt new trial

    A Spokane County Superior Court judge has ordered a new trial in a medical malpractice case where a Spokane attorney of Japanese descent was repeatedly referred to as “Mr. Kamikaze” …


  • Lawyer says Japanese heritage affected verdict

    The medical malpractice verdict in Spokane County Superior Court was read on Dec. 7, 2007 – Pearl Harbor Day.

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