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A case that began with cat pee on a judge’s porch took another unusual turn Friday when the judge hearing the case recused himself due to a potential conflict of interest. As it turns out, both judges have been represented by the same attorney in separate legal matters.
A Spokane County Superior Court judge sued his neighbor over cat pee, then successfully argued to have the case records sealed from public view. A hearing on Friday could determine whether those records stay hidden.
Gamma Knife Spokane has sued Deaconess Hospital’s former owner, accusing hospital officials of bilking the company out of more than $500,000 in insurance payments.
Superior Court Judge Michael Price on Tuesday agreed with an attorney representing Fairways Golf Course and issued an order demanding the city of Spokane restore water service “forthwith” to the course amid an ongoing dispute over the cost of water rates and unpaid bills from last season.
The city of Spokane shut off the water Tuesday to the Fairways Golf Course in the middle of a years-long dispute regarding unpaid bills and a brewing legal fight over how the city charges for water to customers outside the city limits.
The contractor who bulldozed the road through city parkland along High Drive Bluff provided documents Friday that his attorney says show he obtained a permit on Jan. 20 from the city of Spokane for tree removal as part of the project to build a three-hole golf course near The Creek at Qualchan.
Tapio Center loses appeal seeking early payment for freeway construction.
Two witness lists for the ongoing Spokane City Hall investigation into the firing of former police Chief Frank Straub have shed some light into the inquiry, but the inner workings remain largely concealed from public view. The lists, which were part of a public records release sought by The Spokesman-Review, contain a total of 42 names of city employees. Straub and Monique Cotton, the police spokeswoman who made the accusation of sexual harassment against Straub that led to the continuing controversy, are absent from the list.
The former federal prosecutor examining the firing of police Chief Frank Straub is pushing back against accusations that her investigation of Spokane City Hall is flawed.
Former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton resigns, cites ‘toxic environment’ at Spokane City Hall.
The attorney representing ousted police Chief Frank Straub, Mary Schultz, said Tuesday the relationship between former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton and police Lt. Mark Griffiths has been unexamined by the city despite Griffiths’ central role in Straub’s forced resignation. She said it adds to the “illegitimacy” of its case against Straub.
A Spokane police officer fired in 2009 after a hit-and-run, drunken driving arrest lost his final claim for damages against the city Tuesday, though his attorney has vowed to appeal. Bradley Thoma sued Spokane and former police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick following a three-year-long battle to reclaim his job and lost wages. Thoma said he has been diagnosed with alcoholism and should have received accommodations from the city when he was ordered to use an ignition interlock device on his car after his arrest in September 2009.
Heidi Stanley, who for two decades helped build Sterling Financial into a Northwest banking powerhouse and rose to chief executive officer, accuses two subordinates of leveraging her struggle with breast cancer into a palace coup that toppled her career. The allegations come during a critical stage of her lawsuit against the bank: Spokane County Superior Court Judge James Triplet is expected to rule this week on whether the case should be dismissed or whether Stanley can bring her discrimination complaint to a jury this summer.
Owners of a prominent business center say the long delay in finishing the North Spokane Corridor has cost them millions. But the claim made in a lawsuit by the owners of nine office buildings and the Wolf Creek Lodge restaurant at the Tapio Office Center, 104 S. Freya St., was rejected Wednesday by Spokane County Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno.
Two years after the Spokane City Council said “hell no” to a deal offering a job and back pay to fired police Sgt. Brad Thoma, the city is headed for trial, accused of discrimination. In a federal lawsuit, Thoma alleges that former police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick discriminated against him for being an alcoholic after she fired him in 2009. She took that action after Thoma drove drunk, rear-ended a pickup and fled a crash scene while off duty, then declined an offer to work in other city jobs.
The plot sickens: We’ve got this Spokane fire captain, Kevin Smathers, who supposedly kept illegal brass knuckles in his city vehicle and stored city-issued firearms in his personal safe.
The city of Spokane terminated a veteran fire captain last month for threatening a lower-ranking official who reported he kept brass knuckles in a city vehicle and stored city-issued guns in a personal safe. The captain is fighting back.
The fired executive artistic director of the Spokane Civic Theatre is filing a $2 million lawsuit against the theater’s board and three of its members this afternoon.
Only three weeks before the Spokane Civic Theatre fired its artistic director, its board gave her a $7,000 bonus and said in her annual evaluation that the theater’s record-setting ticket sales were due to her “hard work and diligence.” Yvonne A.K. Johnson was fired Friday, soon after the leadership of the Civic’s board shifted.
Only a month before the Spokane Civic Theatre fired its artistic director, its board gave her a $7,000 bonus and said in her annual evaluation that the theater’s record-setting ticket sales were due to her “hard work and diligence.”