Judge/ DistrictCase Number & TitleType of CaseSettlement Demand & OfferVerdict /DateTrial/ Deliberation TimePlaintiff's AttorneyDefendant's Attorney

King County, WA

Michael Heavey 99-2-22210-5SEA Daniel R. Gladfelter v Soo Jin Kim Rear End Collision - Plaintiff retiree contended his stopped vehicle was rear-ended by defendant's, causing cervical strains. Defense the low speed impact caused no injury. DEMAND: None
$39,500 on Dec. 11, 2000 1/2-day trial Richard J. Hilfer (Seattle) Jeffory E. Adams of Murray, Dunham (Seattle)

Pierce County, WA

Frederick B. Hayes 99-2-11902-4 Estate of Yoshiko Couch, et al v State of Washington Dept. of Corrections Failure to Supervise - Cecil Emile Davis, a "violent offender", was released from prison, but had not reported for follow-up, yet the DOC took no action to locate Davis (contrary to its own directives) for over 3 years. Estate contended that Yoshiko Couch's brutal rape and murder at the hands of Davis was the result of the failure to monitor. The DOC allegedly inserted missing chronological monitoring entries to "clean up" Davis' file after the murder. DEMAND: $3,000,000
OFFER: $1,800,000
$15,000,000 on Oct. 11, 2000 16-day trial John R. Connelly, Jr. (Seattle); Darrell L. Cochran of Gordon, Thomas (Tacoma) Steven R. Meeks and Glen Anderson of the Tort Claims Division of the Washington Attorney General's Office

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