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Catholic sex abuse survivors ask bankruptcy judge to let state trials proceed

January 10th, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Billings Gazette - Clair Johnson

Survivors of sex abuse by church officials of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings are asking a bankruptcy judge to allow two state district court lawsuits to go to trial to determine damages and to move the case along. Settlement talks between the diocese, its insurance carrier, Catholic Mutual, and the sex abuse claimants […]

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Principles learned from family guide Tamaki’s dedication to justice

January 10th, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Yakima Herald Republic - Phil Ferolito

Blaine Tamaki is photographed in his office at Tamaki Law on North 16th Avenue in Yakima, Wash., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Tamaki, who has dedicated his career to fighting social injustices, was recently named to the board of regents of the University of Washington.   Blaine Tamaki’s family’s history weighs on him — especially the […]

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Victims: $70 million in assets from Montana Catholic parishes at stake in clergy-abuse settlement

December 20th, 2017Posted By: Megan

Contributor: KTVQ

Montana Clergy Abuse Case – More than $70 million in assets at Catholic parishes in Eastern Montana, including in Billings, could be at stake as part of the regional diocese’s bankruptcy amid claims of Montana clergy abuse / sexual assault stemming back to the 1950s. Survivors of sexual assault at the hands of priests and […]

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Amtrak Train Traveled at 80 M.P.H., Far Over 30-M.P.H. Limit, Before Derailment

December 19th, 2017Posted By: Megan

Contributor: The New York Times

Amtrak Train Derailment DUPONT, Wash. — The revelation that a passenger train was speeding 50 miles per hour over the speed limit at the time of a fatal crash near Tacoma, Wash., has once again focused attention on Amtrak’s safety culture, the role of human error in rail accidents, and the need for technology that […]

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Deadly Amtrak Derailment Over Washington State Highway

December 18th, 2017Posted By: Megan

Contributor: CNN

(CNN) – An Amtrak passenger train on its first trip on a new service route derailed Monday morning near DuPont, Washington, spilling 13 cars off an Interstate 5 overpass and killing several people, according to the spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol. All the deaths were contained to the train, […]

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