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Boeing Worker Sues Over Violated Ethics, Wrongful Termination

Seattle PI

May 13, 2009

Atttorney Joseph Sicilia, who worked in Boeing's ethics policing division, says that he was demoted to being an administrative assistant and then fired after raising concerns about violation of gov...
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Mother joins suit against her father in son's boating death

October 24, 2008

The mother of a 13-year-old boy who died after a Lake Coeur d'Alene boating accident has joined her ex-husband in a wrongful-death lawsuit. Nicole Alexander was encouraged to join the suit by her f...
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Father files suit in son's boating death

13-year-old died in July on Lake CdA

October 18, 2008

Danial Newlon struggled to learn whether his 13-year-old son was dead or alive after getting a brief phone call and seeing a blip on the news about a boating accident last July on Lake Coeur d'Alen...
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$15 million dollar oral surgery malpractice verdict in favor of dental patient

August 27, 2008
A Spokane jury ruled Tuesday that a local dentist was negligent in performing a series of aggressive jaw surgeries in 2000 and 2001 - awarding Kimberly Kallestad a total $14,888,525 million in economi...
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Oral surgery case goes to jurors

Karen Dorn Steele (Staff Writer)

August 22, 2008
The lawyers who've dueled for six weeks in a malpractice trial brought by a disabled woman against a Spokane oral surgeon gave their closing arguments Thursday in a packed courtroom in Spokane County ...
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Former patients challenge oral surgeon's testimony

Karen Dorn Steele (Staff Writer)

August 21, 2008
Three women treated by Dr. Patrick Collins for jaw problems testified that the Spokane oral surgeon promised to be their "hero" or "savior" - and then turned on them when they reported post-operative ...
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Dentist's former patients will take the stand

Karen Dorn Steele (Staff Writer)

August 20, 2008
Judge's decision allows three to testify

A Spokane judge has ruled that three former patients of Dr. Patrick Collins will be allowed to testify this week about their negative exper...
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Lawyer questions data cited by oral surgeon

Karen Dorn Steele (Staff Writer)

August 19, 2008
Malpractice trial now in its sixth week

A lawyer in the malpractice trial of Spokane oral surgeon Dr. Patrick Collins challenged Collins' claim that he has an 86 percent success ra...
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Oral surgeon testifies in malpractice trial

Karen Dorn Steele (Staff Writer)

August 15, 2008
A Spokane oral surgeon accused of malpractice for a series of jaw operations on a young woman took the stand Thursday in his own defense, saying although he doesn't remember the specifics of his initi...
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More patients ready to testify against oral surgeon

Key ruling due this week in trial

August 12, 2008
With the malpractice trial of Dr. Patrick Collins going into its sixth week Monday, the question of whether additional patients can testify who say they also were harmed by the Spokane dentist remains...
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Oral surgeon testifies in malpractice trial

August 10, 2008
A Spokane oral surgeon accused of malpractice for a series of jaw operations on a young woman took the stand Thursday in his own defense, saying although he doesn't remember the specifics of his initi...
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Lawyers clash over testimony from patients

Oral surgeon's malpractice trial continues

August 8, 2008
The question of whether more former patients of a Spokane oral surgeon should be allowed to testify in a malpractice trial about bad outcomes from jaw surgery erupted in Spokane Superior Court on Thur...
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Newspaper article prompts several to call plaintiff's lawyer

August 6, 2008
As her lawyers wrapped up their side of a malpractice case Tuesday against Spokane dentist Dr. Patrick Collins, 29-year-old Kimberly Kallestad testified that Collins assured her he'd never had a bad o...
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Woman says dentist left her disabled

August 1, 2008
Kim Kallestad can only eat liquid food, can't get a toothbrush in her mouth and spends much of her day in her bedroom. She hasn't been outside for the past two summers, her father said. "Some days, sh...
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Movin' on up to 22nd floor

February 22, 2008
One of Spokane's prominent attorneys soon will have a penthouse office in one of the city's tallest buildings.......
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Litigation Counsel of America

(press release) : Scottsdale, Arizona

November 1, 2007
On November 1, 2007, attorney Mary Schultz was inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America at the LCA's Fall Conference and Induction of Fellows. Yhe Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawye...
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Couple get judgment in finance fraud case Suit alleges breach of contract for resort

March 20, 2007
A Spokane couple who planned to build a resort on Lake Pend Oreille near Sandpoint have gotten an $18.2 million default judgment against a Seattle-area man who promised to help find financing for the ...
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Lawsuit seeks $1.5 million for use of Taser

December 6, 2006
For the second time in five weeks, Spokane County is being sued over the use of a Taser stun gun by a sheriff's deputy. Daniel Brian Strange seeks $1.5 million and additional unspecified punitive dama...
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Court upholds bias suit judgment Award amount was $4 million against ABM by Spokane jury

April 22, 2005
The Washington Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a Spokane County jury's $4 million award to a woman who said she was subjected to gender discrimination as a manager for ABM Janitorial Services. The...
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Appeals Court says state doesn't have jurisdiction over Greek husband's property

January 5, 2005
Spokane County resident Kristi Tsarbopoulos' international legal odyssey continued this week when the Washington Court of Appeals took back part of a victory it gave her last August. "It's just the la...
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Actress drops lawsuit against Cat Tales zoo; South Korean TV personality could refile case, lawyer says

November 13, 2004
A South Korean television personality has at least temporarily dropped her lawsuit over a tiger attack at the Cat Tales zoo north of Spokane. Actress Eun Joo Goh's attorney, Jong Yi, moved to dismiss ...
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Suit alleges tiger mauling

April 10, 2004
It was a Siegfried & Roy-type mauling, north Spokane County-style, at least according to a lawsuit against Cat Tales Zoological Park. But unlike the case of the Las Vegas magician who was attacked las...
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MULTI-BILLIONAIRE AWARDED $1.5 MILLION

February 3, 2004
An Irish multi-billionaire is a little richer today after a federal jury in Spokane awarded him $1.5 million he lost four years ago. Dermott Desmond, one of the world's richest men, who lives in Dubli...
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Law firm's location a classic gender bender

June 16, 2003
Prior to 1979, the only women allowed into the Empire Club on the eighth floor of the Lincoln Building were the two oil paintings of curvaceous nudes. The civic leaders and business executives who fre...
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SUIT NETS 4 MILLION FROM FIRM

May 21, 2003
A jury has awarded $4 million to a woman who said she was the victim of gender discrimination when she worked for a billion-dollar company operating in Spokane. The verdict is one of the state's large...
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Loophole put abuse victim in aunt's home

June 9, 2002
Shirley L. Anderson had to disclose nothing about her background when she requested custody of her nephews, Alexander and Nathaniel Wallace, in February. She did not have to disclose her five misdemea...
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CdA mother fights for son

February 8, 2002
The doorbell rang. A loud knocking followed. Karen von Krenner answered the door while Wednesday's dinner was cooking. A U.S. marshal backed by two Kootenai County sheriff's deputies entered her two-s...
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Mother wins international custody fight

November 8, 2001
Ending an international child-custody fight, a federal judge said Wednesday he will let a Spokane-area woman retain legal custody of her three children. The pending ruling by U.S. District Court Judge...
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Ziegler to drop domestic abuse complaint Lawsuit based on unconstitutional law

June 29, 2001
A Spokane woman intends to drop her claim of domestic abuse against a Ziggy's hardware and lumber company executive, her attorney says. John Allison, attorney for Michele Ziegler, said he plans to fil...
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Screaming Mouse sues ex-worker

April 14, 2001
A Spokane software company has filed a lawsuit against a former executive who allegedly stole company information, then set out to sabotage the firm that hired him. Screaming Mouse, a startup tech bus...
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COURT DROPS ZIEGLER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUIT AFTER FEDERAL DISMISSAL, STATE CLAIMS REMAIN AGAINST SPOKANE LUMBER EXEC

February 7, 2001
A federal judge has dismissed a domestic violence lawsuit brought in 1997 against a Spokane lumber company executive by his former wife. The suit against Reid Ziegler began falling apart when the U.S....
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DECISION BLOCKS ACCESS TO E-MAIL MESSAGES CALLED EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE TO MEDIA

December 15, 2000
The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that e-mail generated by a former secretary for the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office are exempt from disclosure to the media because they are personal infor...
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CUSTODY DISPUTE GETS NEW HEARING APPEALS COURT BLOCKS RETURN OF CHILDREN TO FATHER IN GREECE

December 1, 2000
A federal appeals court has blocked the return of three Spokane children to their father in Greece. The appeals court said U.S. District Court Judge Alan McDonald erred when he ordered the U.S.-born c...
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FEDERAL PORTION OF ZIEGLER LAWSUIT DISMISSED LAW USED BY LUMBER FIRM EXECUTIVE'S EX-WIFE WAS STRUCK DOWN IN MAY

Article 22 of 51, Article ID: 0007220041

July 22, 2000
U.S. District Court Judge Frem Nielsen has dismissed the federal-claims portion of a lawsuit brought against a Spokane lumber company executive by his former wife. The judge dismissed the claims in la...
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FEDERAL COURT OVERRULES ORDER TO SEND KIDS TO DAD IN GREECE

Article 23 of 51, Article ID: 0005050042

May 5, 2000
A federal appeals court issued an order Thursday temporarily blocking the return of three Spokane children to their father in Greece. The children of Kristi Tsarbopolous, of Colbert, were scheduled to...
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JUDGE ORDERS U.S. KIDS BACK TO GREEK DAD MOTHER SAYS SHE AND HER CHILDREN WERE ABUSED

Article 24 of 51, Article ID: 0004290041

April 29, 2000
U.S. District Judge Alan McDonald has ordered a Spokane woman to take her children, all American citizens, back to Greece next Friday to face the allegedly abusive husband and father they fled three m...
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE CLEARS LEGAL ROADBLOCK; LUMBER HEIR'S BANKRUPTCY CLAIM HALTED CASE BEFORE IT REACHED STATE SUPREME COURT

Article 25 of 51, Article ID: 9912040027

December 4, 1999
A landmark domestic violence case before the Washington State Supreme Court will proceed now because of an order signed by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Spokane. Judge Patricia Williams issued the ...
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LAWYER'S OFFICE WILL HAVE CARIBBEAN TOUCH PAT STILEY WILL OPERATE PRACTICE VIA INTERNET

Article 26 of 51, Article ID: 9908150080

August 15, 1999
Pat Stiley, Spokane's flamboyant, freewheeling lawyer, will leave for the Caribbean this month to practice law to a calypso beat. At 55, Stiley is relocating to Belize, where he plans to maintain his ...
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CLARK NAMED TO SUPERIOR COURT BENCH WILL BEGIN TERM IN JULY AND STAND FOR ELECTION IN NOVEMBER

May 4, 1999
Court Commissioner Ellen Kalama Clark will fill the new spot on the Spokane County Superior Court bench. Gov. Gary Locke made the announcement Monday morning during a ceremony at the Spokane County Co...
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JUDGE ASKS HIGH COURT FOR SPOUSE ABUSE RULINGS WOMAN'S FEDERAL SUIT PROMPTS QUESTIONS ABOUT STATE LAW

Article 29 of 51, Article ID: 9902090295

February 6, 1999
A federal judge in Spokane is asking the state Supreme Court to decide if civil damages can be sought for ongoing domestic violence. In a rarely used legal procedure, the state's highest court also is...
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