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UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Washington Senate moves to amend 1909 wrongful death law

Four years after a fatal Seattle crash, the Washington Senate on Tuesday approved an update to parts of the state’s wrongful death law.

Families of 3 Idaho airmen killed in crash file wrongful death claims

The families of three Idaho airmen who died in a fiery crash on Interstate 84 have filed tort claims against the Idaho Transportation Department.

Family sues over deadly Tamarack Resort fire

A wrongful death lawsuit says a fireplace inside an Idaho rental resort cabin exploded, causing the death of four people.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017

Wrongful death claim following shooting by officer

The widow of an Idaho man fatally shot by Bonner County sheriff’s deputies has filed a wrongful death claim seeking $5 million in damages.

Lawsuit alleging woman froze to death in apartment owned by Coeur d’Alene mayor settled

A wrongful death lawsuit against Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer and Coeur d’Alene Resort General Manager Bill Reagan was dismissed months ago after the sides reached an agreement.

UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017

State settles prison death lawsuit for $1.5M

The state Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $1.5 million to the family of a man who was stomped to death in state prison in Monroe.

Yellowstone County settles wrongful death lawsuit for $1.25 million

A Montana county has agreed to pay $1.25 million to the family of a man who was shot to death by sheriff’s deputies.

UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017

Brother of patient who died in Eastern State Hospital suing for wrongful death

The brother of a patient who broke his neck and died under the care of Eastern State Hospital staff is suing the hospital for wrongful death.

UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against suspect in Lake Coeur d’Alene boat crash

The family of Justin Luhr has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Spokane Superior Court against Dennis Magner, the man suspected of driving a boat that crashed into Luhr’s boat …

UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017

Gun that killed Brenda Thurman to get tested, 16 months after Spokane Valley shooting

The Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory is expected to run tests next week on the gun that killed Brenda Thurman in Spokane Valley.

Jury awards Franklin County man $36K for wrongful death of dog

A Washington attorney says his client has been awarded more than $36,000 after his neighbors shot his English springer spaniel.

Parents sue Fiat Chrysler over death of ‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin

The parents of “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the makers of Jeep Grand Cherokees, claiming the company manufactured unsafe gear selectors that led …

Family of inmate who died files $6.5M claim against Spokane County

The family of Lorenzo Hayes, who died May 13 at the Spokane County Jail, has filed a wrongful death claim against Spokane County requesting $6.5 million in damages.

Inmate’s family gets $8 million jury award

The family of an Airway Heights Corrections Center inmate who died after guards allegedly ignored his medical condition and treated his diabetic episode as a behavioral problem won an $8 …

State smacks nursing facility

A Spokane nursing home that has faced previous sanctions for unsafe conditions has been ordered to stop accepting new residents after the death of a resident last month. State officials …

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 …

Claim filed against county in juror’s death

When 84-year-old Kay Mita got a jury summons, he regarded it as a sign the government was acknowledging a six-decade-old injustice. His first day of jury service, however, turned out …

$1.25 Million Awarded In Blood Clot Death

Relatives of a man who died after being examined at The Everett Clinic have been awarded $1.25 million by a Snohomish County Superior Court jury. Final paperwork was filed Wednesday …

Suit: Approval Of Morphine Caused Woman’s Death

A woman allergic to morphine died after two Spokane doctors approved giving her the pain medicine after surgery, according to a lawsuit. Minnie Pearson, 78, was recovering from abdominal surgery …