The dataset below, created by the KING 5 Investigators, shows what different Washington state agencies paid on every public records lawsuit from 2006 to 2011. You can sort by date, amount, plaintiff, or defendant.
(Scroll below below the data for sourcing and notes).
Source: KING 5 analysis of public records
* The total number of claims does not reflect many dismissed cases filed against the DOC.
* The greatest amount (Amber Wright’s case of $649,000) has not been paid by the state yet. The Office of the Attorney General is appealing.
* Amounts left blank are cases that were dismissed.