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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Round one to Cheney

Superior Court judge dismisses two counts filed in $20 million lawsuit against Cheney, Airway Heights’ municipal court commissioner


Last updated 2/20/2020 at 1:43pm

CHENEY – Two of six counts in a lawsuit filed in October 2019 against Cheney and Airway Heights’ municipal courts have been dismissed by a Spokane Superior Court judge.

At the City Council’s Feb. 11 meeting, city attorney Stanley Schwartz of the Spokane law firm Witherspoon-Kelley said Superior Court Judge Maryann C. Moreno had dismissed plaintiff Shonto Pete and Monie Tulee’s claims of a writ of mandamus and their claim that court commissioner Terri Cooper — who sits on both courts — is not qualified to serve as a judicial commissioner. Pete originally filed the lawsuit through...

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