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$2,632 Paid in WA Riot Caused Damages

James L. Cobb, a prisoner at Washington's McNeil Island State Prison, filed a state tort suit alleging inadequate supervision that resulted in a race riot which caused him unspecified injuries in September 1992. His suit also alleged he was denied adequate and timely medical treatment for his injuries. Cobb, represented by Gerald G. Burke of the law offices of Burke & Muske in Tacoma, settled the suit for $2,632.51 on June 17, 1994. See: Cobb v. Washington Department of Corrections, Pierce County Superior Court, Case No. 93-2-02421-1.

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