Jury Awards $123 Million to Ride the Ducks Crash Victims
Surviving the aftermath — Dealing with the wake of the Ride the Ducks disaster
A King County jury on Thursday awarded about $123 million to the victims and their families in the 2015 Ride the Ducks crash that killed five people and injured more than 60 others.
The jury determined after a four-month civil trial that Ride the Ducks International — the Branson, Missouri-based manufacturer of the Duck amphibious vehicle — bore 67 to 70 percent of the responsibility for the crash. The jury also found that Ride the Ducks of Seattle, which operated the tour vehicle, was 30 to 33 percent at fault.
Worker dies from injuries in 777 air-bag accident in Everett
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY: Injured international students from the Ride the Ducks accident on the Aurora Bridge will be given private insurance plans if they lose student health coverage during prolonged medical leaves, state officials said last Friday.
Parents plead for lawsuit rights on adult child wrongful death
A worker for a Boeing supplier has died from injuries caused when a passenger-seat air-bag inflater accidentally discharged during installation on the Everett flight line last month.
Fire 'hero' sued for wrongful death in Bellevue condo fire
KING 5 NEWS: For parents suffering the loss of a child, the grief will always be raw. “On July 7, 2014, our son Bradley Hogue, 19, was horrifically killed on his second day at work,” his mother Deanna Hogue said.
Police: Diver rescued near Seacrest Park has died
KING 5 NEWS: The family of the two victims killed in the Bellevue Chimney condominiums fire wants to hold the man who police say started the fire accountable. They filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Christo Fournarakis and his wife, along with the Chimney Homeowner's Association.
Protect your deposit from ‘inflated’ charges, ‘greedy’ landlords
SEATTLE TIMES: Rescuers found the 22-year-old woman under water Sunday, and she was pronounced dead less than two hours later, investigators said.
Stabbing in anger management class prompts lawsuit
MY NORTHWEST: Renters beware: Some landlords may try to scam you out of your security deposit. While state law gives landlords the right to withhold portions of a deposit for damages beyond normal wear and tear, some have made it a practice to keep money they are not entitled to.
KING 5 NEWS: Perhaps the last place you'd expect a person to fly into an angry, violent fit would be in a class designed to curb those exact behaviors -- anger management class. After a woman was attacked in a Bellevue classroom, she's filed a lawsuit.