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WA DOC Settles Ferry and Fall Suit For $60,000

On February 17th, 1993 Fernie Wayne Gay, a resident of McNeil Island,
Washington slipped and fell on an icy patch in a ferry dock of McNeil
Island's Corrections Center. Gay suffered a variety of injuries including
bruises, contusions, a soft tissue injury and a left ankle fracture. Gay
claimed that the incident would and could have been avoided if it weren't
for the negligence, reckless and unlawful conduct of the State of WA
Guard's and employees of the WA Department of Corrections failed to secure
the area. As a direct result of injuries, Gay and her husband suffered pain
and mental anguish and a loss of conjugal rights and consortium. The Gays
were represented by Douglass Ailing for Smith, Ailing, and Lane in Tacoma,
WA. In October of 1995, WA. DOC paid the couple $60,000 to settle the claim
out of court after mediation. See: Marion Avon Gay and Fernie Wayne Gay v.
State of Washington, McNeil Island Corrections Center, Superior Court of
Washington for County of Pierce, Case No. 94-209544-2.

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