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Family sues driver, employer over fatal crash in northeast Spokane

March 20th, 2017Posted By: Megan

Contributor: - Chad Sokol

Balta Gonzalez was pedaling a bicycle along East Mission Avenue when a pickup truck veered across the median and suddenly accelerated in his direction. Witnesses said Gonzalez, 45, was scooped onto the hood of the truck and flung onto the railroad tracks that intersect Mission near Rebecca Street. He died of blunt head injuries. Prosecutors […]

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Sergio Garcidueñas-Sease Receives the Carl Maxey Award

June 30th, 2016Posted By: Megan

Attorney Sergio Garcidueñas-Sease is the 2016 Recipient of the Carl Maxey Award!  Sergio received this award from the Washington State Association for Justice on June 24, 2016 in recognition of his commitment to diversity in the legal profession. The critera for the Carl Maxey Award is as follows: A WSAJ member who has demonstrated a […]

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Teenager Sues Over Being Pulled From Bike, Tasered and Arrested Outside Tacoma Mall

May 17th, 2016Posted By: Megan

Contributor: The New York Times - Christine Hauser

Monique Tillman was 15 years old when, she says, a police officer pulled her off her bicycle, slammed her to the ground and tased her after she rode through a mall parking lot in Tacoma, Wash. The arrest, in which she was accused of causing a disturbance, was caught on surveillance video. Now, the 17-year-old […]

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Video shows officer using force on teen in Tacoma parking lot

May 11th, 2016Posted By: Megan

Contributor: KIRO7

TACOMA, Wash. — A Western Washington law firm released video Tuesday showing an officer pulling a 15-year-old girl off her bike in a mall parking lot. The firm, which announced a suit Tuesday, said Monique Tillman, 15, and her brother Eric were riding their bikes home after eating dinner in the Tacoma Mall area. They […]

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Lawsuit: Off-duty cop tossed Tacoma girl like a ‘doll’

May 11th, 2016Posted By: Megan

Contributor: - Levi Pulkkinen

A Tacoma girl whose violent run-in with mall security was caught on camera has sued Tacoma Mall and the off-duty police officer she claims assaulted her. Video of her May 2014 arrest shows Monique Charlene Tillman, then 15, thrown into the side of a parked car, pulled down by her hair and shocked with a […]

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