March 14, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 46

ML court cases cut in half

In the past two years, case filings for the Medical Lake Municipal Court have been cut in half.

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Judge Richard Kane was on hand at the Tuesday, March 5 City Council meeting to deliver an annual court report, detailing the types of cases he’s seen over the past year.

Overall, filings are down over a 10-year period and from last year. Total filings dropped from 358 in 2011 to 232 in 2012.

Of the cases in the court, driving with license suspended (DWLS) and reckless driving, which make up criminal traffic cases, increased. Criminal traffic filings increased from 50 in 2011 to 28 in 2012....

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