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19 People Trapped on Broken Ride at Washington State Fair

September 5th, 2018 – KING5 News discusses a state fair ride, run by Funtastic Traveling Shows, that malfunctioned endangering 19 people at the Washington State Fair.

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Family, Hurt in Port Townsend Ferris Wheel Fall, Sues Ride Operator

November 6th, 2017 – KING5 News provides an update on a Ferris wheel accident in Port Townsend where the family involved is pursuing damages for pain and suffering from the ride operator as well as medical expenses and lost income from sustaining injuries that prevented both adult victims from being able to work.

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State Revokes Operating Permit for Ferris Wheel After 3 Fall From Ride

May 24th, 2017 – KIRO7 News discusses updates on a Ferris wheel accident that caused 3 passengers to fall 30 feet to the ground in Port Townsend. Washington Law Center attorney Ashton Dennis represented the passengers in the lawsuit that resulted in the Washington Department of Labor & Industries revoking the state permit for Funtastic Rides Company’s Ferris wheel.

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Former Seattle Student Files $3 Million-plus Claim Against District, Alleges Molestation

July 28th, 2017 – The Seattle Times discusses a lawsuit in which Washington Law Center attorney Ashton Dennis represented one of the victims of this horrendous crime. A 24-year-old woman filed a claim against Seattle Public Schools, alleging the district failed to protect her from a teacher she says molested her when she was in elementary school.

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Yakima Union Gospel Mission sued over alleged child sex abuse

June 17th, 2019 – The Union Gospel Mission of Yakima is facing a lawsuit over allegations a male employee repeatedly sexually abused a little boy in the mid-1990s. The lawsuit says the employee groomed the boy for sexual abuse — starting when he was nine-years-old — and that the abuse took place at the mission itself.

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Sub hurled book at 5th-grade boy, hitting his head and reopening stitches, lawsuit says

September 15th, 2017 – The News Tribune reached out to attorney Ashton Dennis for comment on a recent lawsuit against the Bethel School District. WLC is currently representing the student’s family.

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Former Seattle student files $3 million-plus claim against district, alleges molestation

July 28th, 2017 – The Seattle Times discusses a lawsuit in which WLC attorney, Ashton Dennis is representing one of the victims in this horrendous crime.

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Funtastic files for testimony after three are hurt in Ferris wheel fall

May 31st, 2017 – The Peninsula Daily News discusses ride operator, Funtastic filing a lawsuit in regards to a Port Townsend ferris wheel accicent. Attorney Ashton Dennis is quoted as he is representing the couple and the child that were involved in the accident.

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Ferris wheel accident: ride operator is first to take legal action

May 27th, 2017 – Ashton Dennis was featured in this video on King5 defending his clients, who had been involved in a ferris wheel accident. This article features quotes from Ashton as well as a video featuring an interview with him.

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23 Lawyers Share The Most Challenging Medical Lawsuits They Won

May 10th, 2017 – Washington Law Center attorney, Ashton Dennis was featured in this article for two difficult cases he won regarding medical malpractice.

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Your Employee Got Hurt at Work. Now What?

April 10th, 2017 – If an employee is injured at work, follow these 3 steps to make sure they get the medical care they need and the Workers’ Comp benefits they may be entitled to. Our attorney Alden Byrd was featured in this article!

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The Long Way Around: A Medical Malpractice Trial De Novo Verdict

February 2017 – Recently one of our paralegals, Jennifer Cott, teamed up with Tom Vertetis to win a verdict for a medical malpractice claim in Washington. The case was featured in the WSAJ Eagle Newspaper.

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Parents sue Pierce County, health care provider after son dies in jail

August 3rd, 2016 – Attorney Ashton Dennis is representing the family of a Bonney Lake man who died last year while in custody in the Pierce County Jail has sued Pierce County in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.

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Pierce County jury awards $16.7 million in swine flu death of pregnant Puyallup mother

October 27th, 2015 – A jury in Pierce County awarded the Washington’s largest medical malpractice award of that year to the estate of a Puyallup woman who tragically passed during the 2009 swine flu epidemic.

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Retired Boxer Sues State Over Delays in Mental-Health Evaluation

November 23rd, 2014 – Attorney Ashton Dennis is representing Mr. Jonte Willis for his alleged lengthy pre-trial confinement against his Constitutional Rights. The State was ordered to provide Mr. Willis a mental-health competency evaluation following his arrest and instead chose to lock him in solitary confinement where his condition deteriorated.

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Judge OKs $7.5 Million MultiCare Settlement

November 21st, 2014 – many accident victims took their next step towards recovery when Judge Costello entered preliminary approval of the class action lawsuit brought against MultiCare for its wrongful billing practices. Up to hundreds of WLC clients will be eligible for reimbursement and should receive notification in the mail in early December.

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Malpractice Reform Does not Effect Intensity of Care

October 16th, 2014 – The New England Journal of Medicine published an article discussing three states, Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina that set out to reform its malpractice standard to reduce what it saw to be unnecessary care and wasteful spending. The results of the study concluding that by changing the malpractice standard for physicians from negligence to gross negligence had “little effect on the intensity of practice, as measured by image rates, average charge, or hospital admission rates.”

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