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Seattle Police Kill Man in Wedgwood Neighborhood

By Emerald Law Group |

The Times is reporting that a man was shot and killed by officers in the Wedgwood area of Seattle. While we hope that this was a legitimate and lawful use of force by the police, it does remind us of the recent police brutality cases that have been in the news over the past… Read More »

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State Trooper Injured When Struck by Car

By Emerald Law Group |

A local state trooper was struck by a passing motorist on Interstate 5 while on the job. The Seattle Times is reporting that the trooper pulled over a motorist in Federal Way and while speaking to the stopped car was struck by a passing motorist. Usually, this would be treated as an on-the-job injury… Read More »

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Snoqualmie Accident

Deadly Snoqualmie Pass Accident

By Emerald Law Group |

A tragic accident occurred on Snoqualmie pass on February 6. The accident involved 8 vehicles, two of them semis. Two people were killed and one of the truck drivers is suspected of being under the influence. This just another reminder to take it slow and easy when crossing our mountain passes during the winter…. Read More »

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UW Student Settles Police Brutality Case Against City of Seattle

By Emerald Law Group |

The Seattle police were in the news again recently after a victim of police brutality settled his claim for $100,000. The FBI is now investigating the situation in which the student was beaten and thrown to the ground where he suffered a broken nose and fractured cheekbones. The pictures in the article show the… Read More »

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Arbitration

Washington Legislature Closer to Raising Limits of Mandatory Arbitration

By Emerald Law Group |

The House in our state’s legislature passed legislation to increase the limits for mandatory arbitration to $75,000. Mandatory arbitration is a process where cases can be moved into arbitration rather than trial for cases that fall below a certain amount in terms of the compensation a plaintiff is seeking. The current limit for monetary… Read More »

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Seattle Construction Accident

Construction Accident Leads to Worker’s Death in West Seattle

By Emerald Law Group |

The Times reported a few days ago that a construction worker died when he a trench collapsed and buried him beneath six feet of dirt. Most accidents like this are investigated by the Department of Labor & Industries to determine if any of the contractors or sub-contractors on the site violated safety regulations. In… Read More »

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Seattle Roll-Over

2-Year Old Child Killed in Roll-Over Accident

By Emerald Law Group |

A young child died in a roll-over accident according to a report in the Seattle Times. The accident occurred when a 17-year old driver left the road and caused the van he was driving to roll. The child was apparently not strapped into a child seat and died at the scene. This is a… Read More »

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Seattle Bike Hit and Run

2 Bicycle Accidents on Bainbridge Island

By Emerald Law Group |

Two separate bicycle accidents occurred last week on Bainbridge Island. The island, which is accessible by ferry from Seattle and located in Kitsap County, is just across Elliott Bay from downtown Seattle and a popular residential area for people commuting into Seattle. The first accident apparently happened when a driver failed to yield the… Read More »

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dangerous dog

Dangerous Dogs

By Emerald Law Group |

You may have heard the saying, “there are no bad dogs, only bad owners.” Whether that is true or not is up for debate, but the insurance industry clearly thinks certain breeds are inherently bad. In fact, certain breeds are blacklisted by insurers. How does that affect someone who is attacked and injured? The… Read More »

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Clergy abuse

Seattle Archdiocese Releases List of 77 Sexual Abusers

By Emerald Law Group |

On Friday, January 15, 2016, the Seattle Archdiocese released a long-overdue list of 77 clergy and other employees who had committed child sex abuse in the Puget Sound region. We are just now getting an idea of just how pervasive priest sex abuse in the Catholic Church is. In its news release, the Archdiocese… Read More »

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