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State Appeals Ruling Awarding $8.3 Million To A Somali
ISSUE 106
Front Page
Index

Headlines

- British Parliamentarians Given Warm Welcome In somaliland

- Harti MPs Convey Concern To UK Legislators
- KULMIYE Opposition Party’s Memo To Visiting UK MPs

- Somaliland’s War On FGM

- Reconstructing Somalia

- Abdillahi Yusuf Allies Himself With Abdiqasim Salad Hasan

Health

- Possession And Exorcism An Illustrative Case

International News

- Low Livestock Supply Triggers Price Rise

- Qatar Richest Nation In Arab World

- German U.N. Worker Kidnapped Near Kismayo

- Committees Formed To Clear ID Card Seekers Disbanded

- Horn Of Africa: At Least 12 Million Reported To Be In Need Of Assistance

- Driver Tells Of Girls' Attack

- U.N. Imposes Sanctions On Saudi Charity

- Somali Pleads Not Guilty To Lying About Donation
- UN Condemns Abduction Of Staff Member

- Pilgrims Pour Into Mina

- The First Somali Police Officers in MPLS

- State Appeals Ruling Awarding $8.3 Million
To A Somal

- Third BBC Official Out, Balks At 'Black And White' Report

- Saudi Forces Raid Two Terrorist Hideouts in Riyadh

- Somali Refugees Answer Needs To Stay Busy

Peace Talks

- Museveni Meets Jack Straw

- Somalia Moves Closer To Peace, Agrees On Parliament, Presidency

Daallo Airlines Flies You Everywhere

 

Editorial & Opinions

- Appeasing Warlord Abdillahi Yusuf is not the answer

- Somalia Is A Lost Cause

- Abdillahi Yusuf’s End Game

- Aden-Adde: The Initiator Of North-South Polarization

- Promoting Safe Lifestyle In Somaliland

- Reflections On Somaliland & Africa’s Territorial Order


Seattle, Washington, January 28, 2004 (SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER) – The state is appealing a ruling that held it liable for the assault of a 20-year-old Somali refugee by three teenage boys who had been living in a crowded foster home.

A King County Superior Court jury awarded Said Aba Sheikh $8.8 million in November, finding that the state Department of Social and Health Services was partly to blame for leaving the teens in the same home despite their violent behavior.

Aba Sheikh suffered permanent brain damage when he was beaten outside a West Seattle gas station in March 1999.

DSHS officials argued that the state's duty was to protect the foster children, not to protect people from them or to prevent crime.
The state currently is responsible for paying Aba Sheikh about $8.3 million because of expenses already covered by Medicaid.

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