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$32,500 Paid in WA Bus Crash Injury Suit

McNeil Island Correction Center prisoners Juan Cruz, Raynard Gross, and
Bounkhong Sengchanh filed suit in Pierce County Superior Court alleging
unspecified injuries incurred in a one-bus crash. The suit alleged the
Washington DOC failed to safely maintain its buses, properly and supervise
its bus drivers, and failure to maintain safe roads. On September 5, 2002,
the suit was settled for $32,000. It is unclear how the award was divided
among the prisoners, who were represented by Patrick A. Palace of Tacoma,
Wa. See: Cruz v. Washington State Dept. of Corrections, Pierce County
Superior Court, Case no. 97-212734-9, unpublished.

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Cruz v. Washington State Dept. of Corrections

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