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$2,000 For Erroneous Washington Parole Drug Test Result

On May 1, 1995, John Lizee was arrested for a community supervision
violation by his community corrections officer and confined at the Airway
Heights Corrections Center, in Spokane, Washington, until May 4, 1995. Mr.
Lizee's arrest and confinement was based on a faulty interpretation of a
urinalysis drug test, which erroneously showed him positive for cocaine.
Following his release from confinement, Mr. Lizee sued the Department of
Corrections ("DOC") and Comprehensive Toxicology Services, Inc., the
company responsible for drug testing urine samples of DOC prisoners. The
case was submitted for arbitration and Mr. Lizee received a damage award
of $2000. Mr. Lizee was represented by Spokane attorney W. Russell Van
Camp. See: Lizee v. State of Washington, (Spokane Super. Ct. Jan. 20,
1999) Case No. 96-2-02686-1.

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