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« Reply #600 on: September 11, 2018, 09:26:31 PM »

https://fox13now.com/2018/09/07/appeals-court-delays-ruling-in-lawsuit-over-the-deaths-of-susan-cox-powells-children/

Appeals court delays ruling in lawsuit over the deaths of Susan Cox Powell’s children
Posted 3:13 pm, September 7, 2018, by Ben Winslow, Updated at 04:06PM, September 7, 2018

SEATTLE — A federal appeals court has put off a ruling in a lawsuit over the deaths of Susan Cox Powell’s children.

In an order handed down on Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals indicated it would not rule in a lawsuit filed against Washington State’s child welfare services agency until that state’s Supreme Court ruled in similar case.

The ruling meant a delay in Chuck and Judy Cox’s efforts to revive their lawsuit against Washington’s child protective services agency over the deaths of their grandchildren, Braden and Charlie Powell.

“We are hoping for justice,” Cox family attorney Anne Bremner told FOX 13 on Friday.

The 9th Circuit Court has been considering the case since hearing arguments in December.
 

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« Reply #601 on: September 12, 2018, 05:58:22 PM »

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« Reply #602 on: January 10, 2019, 07:17:46 PM »

 

https://fox13now.com/2019/01/10/susan-cox-powells-family-wins-appeal-in-lawsuit-over-the-deaths-of-her-children

Susan Cox Powell’s family wins appeal in lawsuit over the deaths of her children
POSTED 3:52 PM, JANUARY 10, 2019, BY BEN WINSLOW, UPDATED AT 03:54PM, JANUARY 10, 2019
   
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed a victory to the family of missing West Valley City mom Susan Cox Powell, allowing their lawsuit over the deaths of her sons to go to trial.

In a ruling issued Thursday afternoon, the 9th Circuit Court reversed a lower court’s decision dismissing Judy and Chuck Cox’s civil lawsuit against Washington State Department of Social and Health Services over the 2012 deaths of Susan’s children, Charlie and Braden Powell.

“Material issues of fact exist regarding whether DSHS used reasonable care to avoid placing the boys in harm’s way,” wrote Judge Leslie Kobayashi.

Susan Cox Powell vanished in 2009 from her West Valley City home and has never been found. Josh Powell killed himself and their children at a home in Graham, Wash., in 2012 after taking a hatchet to his sons and then blowing up the home.

Josh Powell, who was a suspect in the disappearance and death of his wife, was under scrutiny by Utah and Washington state police. Charlie and Braden were in state protective custody while police investigated voyeurism accusations about Josh’s father, Steven Powell. (He ultimately was convicted, served prison time and died in July.)

After the boys’ deaths, the Cox family sued Washington’s child protective services system, arguing it had responsibility over the children and should have done more to ensure they were safe. The lawsuit made it to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which put it on hold while it awaited a lawsuit brought by four children in foster care who allege Washington failed to protect them from abuse in the system.

In their ruling, the 9th Circuit judges did give immunity to individual social workers connected to the Powell case. However, the court found there were issues with the children being allowed to visit Josh Powell at a home instead of a neutral location.

“The district court’s reliance on DSHS’s ‘continuing goal of reunification’ and ‘relative success of earlier family visits’ to hold that DSHS’s decision was reasonable as a matter of law ignores the extraordinary safety concerns Joshua presented,” Judge Kobayashi wrote.

The 9th Circuit Court also said information from police detectives who believed Josh was a danger and had concerns for the boys’ safety was also withheld from a lower court.

“DSHS also withheld the opinion of Joshua’s sister, Jennifer Graves, who stated Joshua was ‘unpredictable and volatile’ and expressed concerns for the boys’ well-being while in Joshua’s care. Other information withheld included concerned opinions from the boys’ counselor, and Joshua’s repeated violations of the Dependency Court’s orders,” Judge Kobayashi wrote.

A new court ruling could help Susan Cox Powell’s family in a lawsuit against Washington’s child welfare system

The decision by the 9th Circuit Court means the case will be sent back to a lower court where it could go to trial or end in a settlement. Speaking to FOX 13 on Thursday, Cox family attorney Anne Bremner said it was a good ruling.

“We are very pleased that we’re going to have a day in court for Charlie and Braden and for Chuck and Judy,” she said. “I think a trial is something we would look forward into in terms of achieving justice.”

Washington’s Department of Children, Youth, and Families did not immediately have a comment on the ruling when contacted by FOX 13.

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"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

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« Reply #603 on: January 10, 2019, 07:23:59 PM »

https://fox13now.com/2019/01/04/volunteers-will-reexamine-west-desert-mine-in-renewed-search-for-susan-cox-powell

Volunteers will reexamine West Desert mine in renewed search for Susan Cox Powell
POSTED 1:20 PM, JANUARY 4, 2019, BY FOX 13 NEWS, UPDATED AT 01:29PM, JANUARY 4, 2019
 
SALT LAKE CITY — A renewed search for Susan Cox Powell, a young West Valley City mom who disappeared in December 2009, will take place in an abandoned mine shaft in Utah’s West Desert over the next month.

“[The mine shaft] appears to not have been completely searched before,” said Utah Cold Case Coalition co-founder Karra Porter in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune. “We think it’s a likely spot to find her.”

Experts with the unnamed company conducting the search believe it’s possible there are bone fragments, clothing or jewelry linked to Powell in the mine shaft. They will also search a few nearby shafts.

The site where the search is focused is within a few miles of the area where Susan’s husband, Josh Powell, said he took his two sons camping on the night of Susan’s disappearance. Josh Powell was the sole person of interest in his wife’s disappearance. He killed himself and his sons in February of 2012.

Porter told The Salt Lake Tribune that the Utah Cold Case Coalition received a tip last month from a man “who had a lot of information about West Desert mines” and the searches that took place there in 2010, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

The coalition is also co-hosting a volunteer-driven search for Susan Cox Powell scheduled for April 6. That search will focus on an area southwest of Dugway. More than 800 people have volunteered to participate, according to the event posting on Facebook.

No trace of Susan has ever been found in the nine years since she vanished.
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I stand with the girl, Natalee Holloway.

"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

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« Reply #604 on: January 10, 2019, 09:39:47 PM »

Thanks for the updates, texasmom!   

Will be waiting for more good news in the near future! 
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« Reply #605 on: January 13, 2019, 03:31:18 AM »

OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #606 on: May 18, 2019, 11:24:37 AM »

I was watching my ROKU the other night scrolling through youtube stuff and came across 2 videos. They seem recent and please forgive me if they have been posted before, but if nothing else...it is just a reminder of how truly sick the Powell family was...or most of them. Alina, Josh's sister is a freak.

PART 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0Ur8VGCVZU&t=9s

PART 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68QzMqbLtWE
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« Reply #607 on: September 09, 2019, 09:09:52 PM »

https://komonews.com/news/local/trial-date-set-for-suit-over-violent-deaths-of-missing-mom-susan-powells-sons

Trial date set for suit over violent deaths of missing mom Susan Powell's sons
by KOMO News Staff|
Wednesday, August 21st 2019

TACOMA, Wash. - A Tacoma judge has set a trial date for a civil lawsuit over the deaths of missing mom Susan Cox Powell's two young sons, who were attacked and killed by their father Josh Powell in 2012 while he was under suspicion for Susan Powell's disappearance.


Court records show that Judge Stanley J. Rumbaugh has scheduled the trial to begin Feb. 10, 2020, in Pierce County Superior Court.
 
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« Reply #608 on: February 20, 2020, 07:42:28 PM »

https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/susan-powell-lawsuit-opening-statements/281-d0890134-17b5-4d2a-beb8-7b54d5e8e625

Trial begins in lawsuit over Susan Powell's murdered sons
Lawyers made opening statements Tuesday for a trial in a lawsuit over Washington state's role in the deaths of Susan Powell's two boys.

Author: Associated Press, Drew Mikkelsen
Published: 6:19 PM PST February 18, 2020
Updated: 6:20 PM PST February 18, 2020

TACOMA, Wash. — A final chapter has begun in the horrific saga of a Utah woman who vanished a decade ago and the killings of her young sons years later.
A trial in a lawsuit against Washington state began Tuesday.
 
The trial is expected to last a month, said a spokesperson for the Cox family.
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« Reply #609 on: June 16, 2020, 07:43:11 PM »

https://kslnewsradio.com/1927156/covid-19-delays-continue-in-susan-powell-family-lawsuit/

Covid-19 delays continue in Susan Powell family lawsuit
By Dave Cawley | June 12, 2020 at 11:48 am
UPDATED: June 12, 2020 at 12:06 pm

TACOMA — A jury trial over the civil suit filed by the parents of missing Utah woman Susan Powell accusing Washington’s state child welfare agency of negligence will remain on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, Washington Supreme Court Deputy Commissioner Walter Burton granted a request from the Washington Attorney General’s Office seeking a stay of Pierce County Superior Court Judge Stanley Rumbaugh’s plan to resume proceedings in the civil trial starting Monday, June 15.

The jury trial had commenced in February and was into its fifth week when, on March 17, Judge Rumbaugh placed the proceedings on hold due to the public health crisis. On May 19, the judge issued an order scheduling the trial to recommence on June 8, stating proper protections were then in place to continue the trial while also protecting the health of the jurors, witnesses, attorneys and court staff.

Attorneys representing the state pushed back and asked Judge Rumbaugh to delay. He did so, but only by one week. The state attorneys then filed a request for discretionary review to the Washington Supreme Court.

“With the department’s motion for discretionary review scheduled for consideration by this court on July 9, 2020, failing to stay proceedings could render the motion moot,” Burton wrote in his order granting the stay.

However, Burton also conceded the ongoing delay could cause problems.

“I acknowledge the superior court’s and respondents’ legitimate concern with the need to resume trial before the jurors’ memories of prior proceedings fade to the point that a mistrial may be required,” Burton wrote. “But in the balance between the interest in completing this trial and the need to protect human life and health, it is plain which side carries the greater weight.”
 
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« Reply #610 on: July 14, 2020, 09:26:47 PM »

https://kslnewsradio.com/1929125/pandemic-pause-ends-in-susan-powell-parents-lawsuit-trial/

Pandemic pause ends in Susan Powell parents lawsuit trial 
BY DAVE CAWLEY
JULY 13, 2020 AT 11:56 AM

TACOMA, Wash. — A lawsuit between the parents of missing Utah woman Susan Powell and the state of Washington’s child welfare agency is back on, with a civil trial restarting today following a months-long delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
Adapting to the pandemic

The proceedings have a different look than they did in February and March, when spectators packed a cramped courtroom to listen to hours of testimony. In order to mitigate the risk of spreading the coronavirus, the trial has been moved to a larger courtroom where bailiffs can enforce social distancing measures. Several of the remaining witnesses are expected to testify remotely, by way of the video conferencing software Zoom.

Observers are segregated, watching the events via a video link from another room in the courthouse. The court is also providing a public video stream of the trial on Youtube.

For complete background on the Susan Powell case, listen to the KSL Podcasts series COLD.
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« Reply #611 on: July 30, 2020, 07:48:21 PM »

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article244571417.html

Closing arguments delivered in wrongful death trial on behalf of Susan Cox Powell’s sons
BY ALEXIS KRELL
JULY 29, 2020 07:41 PM , UPDATED 6 HOURS 7 MINUTES AGO

Attorneys gave closing arguments Wednesday in a case brought by Susan Cox Powell’s parents against the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

The trial started in February and was interrupted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jurors are set to start deliberating Thursday.

Judith and Charles Cox filed the wrongful death lawsuit alleging the state didn’t do enough to keep their 7-year-old and 5-year-old grandsons safe from their father, who killed the boys in 2012.
 
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« Reply #612 on: July 31, 2020, 09:20:56 PM »

    
https://www.king5.com/article/news/crime/washington-state-susan-cox-powell-grandparents-trial-murdered-sons-josh-powell/281-b1b0c8b7-440a-4b6a-bf7c-281562910618

Washington state ordered to pay parents of Susan Powell $98 million in case of her murdered sons
Author: KING 5 Staff
Published: 4:33 PM PDT July 31, 2020
Updated: 5:51 PM PDT July 31, 2020

TACOMA, Wash. — A Pierce County jury reached a verdict Friday in the case of Susan Cox Powell and the murder of her two sons in 2012. It's a case that's received national attention over the years.

The jury ruled Washington state was negligent when it was supposed to protect the two young boys during a supervised visit with their father, Josh Powell. The state will have to pay Charles and Judy Cox, the grandparents of the boys, $98 million.
 
"Nothing can bring back the boys, but this is the end of a nightmare, and it's gratifying to hear a jury tell the state they were wrong, and to award a verdict that will force them to change the culture at DHS to make sure this doesn’t happen to other children in the future," said Charles Cox.
 

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« Reply #613 on: July 31, 2020, 09:33:27 PM »

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/7/31/21350360/susan-powell-missing-woman-washington-state-liable-in-death-of-boys-josh-powell

Jury finds Washington state liable in deaths of Susan Powell’s boys
More than $98 million awarded to children’s grandparents
By Associated Press  Jul 31, 2020, 7:08pm MDT

TACOMA, Wash. — A jury has found that Washington state officials were partially responsible for the deaths of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell’s children at the hands of their father.

Jurors on Friday awarded more than $98 million to the estates of Charlie and Braden Powell, the News Tribune newspaper in Tacoma reported.
 
The jury awarded $57 million for the pain and suffering of each boy, and held their father, Josh Powell, liable for $8.245 million for each child. The final award to the Cox family is just over $98 million.
 
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« Reply #614 on: September 16, 2020, 05:52:13 PM »

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/9/15/21438597/judge-slashes-100m-jury-verdict-awarded-to-susan-cox-powells-parents-chuck-judy-washington-josh

Judge slashes $100M jury verdict awarded to Susan Cox Powell’s parents
Washington judge reduces award to $32.8million — or says case could be retried
By Dave Cawley  Sep 15, 2020, 2:36pm MDT

TACOMA, Wash. — A judge here on Tuesday slashed by two thirds a nearly $100 million jury verdict handed down to the parents of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell at the end of July over the 2012 deaths of Powell’s two children at the hands of their father.

“My conscience is still shocked by the verdict size today, as it was on the day the verdict was delivered,” Pierce County Superior Court Judge Stanley Rumbaugh said.

Chuck and Judy Cox had sued the state of Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services in 2013, following the Feb. 5, 2012, murder-suicide involving their son-in-law, Josh Powell, and their grandchildren, Charlie and Braden Powell. The civil suit accused the department social workers of negligence in their handling of the Powell children, who died during a court-authorized supervised visitation at a home Josh Powell had rented.

During a weekslong trial earlier this year, which also endured a four-month delay due to a shutdown of the court over coronavirus concerns, witnesses testified in detail about the wounds each child had suffered at the hands of their father. Josh Powell had attacked his sons with a hatchet before setting fire to the home. Witnesses at the trial testified the children were conscious and suffering for roughly 10 to 20 minutes before they actually died as a result of smoke inhalation.

The jury ruled unanimously at the conclusion of the trial that the state agency had acted negligently. Their verdict levied a $98.5 million penalty against the state. Weeks later, attorneys for the state filed a motion requesting a new trial or a reduction in the damages.
 
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