Washington Prison Guard Paid $10,000 for Racially Derogatory Statement
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On September 13th, 2004, the State of Washington agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by Janice Shepherd against her direct supervisor, Stanley Badger, and the Washington Department of Corrections. Shepherd alleged in the suit that Badger directed racially derogatory comments toward her on June 27, 2003. In her lawsuit, filed in Thurston County Superior Court on May 28, 2004, Shepherd alleged claims of negligence against the DOC for failing to provide a safe work environment and tort of outrage against Badger for extreme and outrageous behavior. Shepherd was represented by attorney Laman Mills of Seattle, Washington. See: Shepherd v. Badger, Superior Court for Thurston County, case no. 04-2-01062-1.