Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Asks for Dismissal of Sex-abuse Suit
SEATTLE (AP) — Attorneys for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray have formally denied allegations of sexual abuse and asked that a lawsuit making the claims be dismissed. The Seattle Times reports lawyers Malaika Eaton and Robert Sulkin wrote in court papers filed Wednesday that Murray "denies any inappropriate contact with the Plaintiff or any minor...
City, Officers Dismissed From Bus Tunnel Beating Case
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed all remaining claims against the city of Seattle and two Seattle police officers by a woman who was beaten in Seattle's downtown bus tunnel in 2010 as two security guards watched. The Seattle Times reports Therese Lavallee, the attorney for Aiesha Steward-Baker, agreed in a court filing in February "that there is a lack of evidence to s
Judge Drops Sex Assault Case Based on Police Conduct
MOUNT VERNON (AP) — A judge has ruled that child sex abuse charges against a Skagit County man should be dismissed based on "outrageous government conduct." The Skagit Valley Herald reports that Joshua Solomon was charged in 2014 with commercial sexual abuse of a minor, communication with a minor for immoral purposes and attempted rape of a child...
Judge Tosses Suit Against Seattle’s Uber Driver Law
SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has dismissed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's lawsuit against Seattle's new ordinance that gives drivers for ride-hailing companies the ability to unionize over pay and working conditions. The Seattle Times reports that the judge called the suit premature Tuesday, saying the Chamber doesn't yet have standing to challenge the law because it hasn't yet been harmed by it... Read