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$3,900 Settlement in False Imprisonment by Seattle Jail

Washington State’s King County Jail paid $3,848.54 to settle the false imprisonment claim of Amanda Markholt, who was arrested on a warrant out of Pierce County for failing to take a blood test. The same day of her arrest, December 31, 2003, Markholt submitted to the test and the jail refused to honor a release order. She remained in jail until she was transferred to Pierce County.

For the two days of extra imprisonment, Markholt was paid $3,750 in damages and $98.54 in costs. The date of settlement is unknown. Markholt was represented by the Seattle law firm of Sinsheimer & Meltzer. The documents related to this claim are available on PLN’s website. See In re Markholt, King County Claim No. 34700.

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Related legal case

In re Markholt

Please see the brief bank for documents related to this claim.