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$26,467 Awarded In Washington Employee Disability Suit

In 1995 the Washington State Department of Corrections was ordered to pay
$20,000 for attorney's fees and $6,467 for costs incurred, for a total of
$26,467 to Larry Uribe the DOC's statewide grievance coordinator. In 1986
Larry Uribe suffered a stroke and became disabled, the Department failed to
accommodate his disability so he filed a discrimination suit in 1992. In a
bench trial in 1995, the Thurston County Superior Court's final decision
was that Chase Riveland the DOC secretary and the Department of
Corrections, failed to employ and follow the Department's Reasonable
Accommodation Policy. He was granted injunctive relief ordering DOC to
implement and employ its Department policies governing reasonable
accommodation of Disabled employees. Plaintiff was represented by Olympia
attorney Michael Hanbey of Ditlevson, Rodgers & Hanbey, P.S. Attorneys at
Law. See: Uribe v. State Of Washington; Thurston County Superior Court Case
No. 92-2-01886-9.

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