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$7,500 Settlement in Worker’s Compensation Suit against Snohomish County Jail

Washington State’s Snohomish County paid $7,500 to settle the worker’s compensation negligence law suit of Michelle M. Benton, who worked in the County Jail’s kitchen as an employee of Compass Group U.S.A., Inc., which is the jail’s private food vendor. While bringing a rack of bread from the loading dock through a swinging door on March 16, 2002, Benton hurt her back. She blamed the County for having a dangerous threshold that had since been replaced with a ramp.

Represented by Everett attorney William D. Tri, Benton settled the suit on January 24, 2005. See: Benton v. Snohomish Co., Snohomish Co. Superior Court, No. 04-2-08924-5.

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Benton v. Snohomish Co.

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