No. 40737-0-II.

282 P.3d 1124 (2012)

169 Wn. App. 837

M.R.B., individually; K.B.W., individually; M.L.F., individually; Charles Freedle and Lorie Huniu, individually and as Guardians for M.L.F.; W.R.H., individually; and Richard Higgins and Karen Higgins, individually and as guardians for W.R.H., Appellants, v. PUYALLUP SCHOOL DISTRICT, a political subdivision of the State of Washington, Respondent.

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 2.

August 8, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John Robert Connelly, Jr. , Nathan Paul Roberts , Connelly Law Offices, Tacoma, WA, Philip Albert Talmadge , Sidney Charlotte Tribe , Talmadge/Fitzpatrick, Tukwila, WA, for Appellant/Cross-Respondent.

Michael Alexander Patterson , Donald Franklin Austin, II , Patterson Buchanan Fobes Leitch & Kalzer, Thomas Elliot Morse Hutton , Attorney at Law, Seattle, WA, for Respondent/Cross-Appellant.

Stewart Andrew Estes , Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S., Seattle, WA, Amicus Curiae on behalf of Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.

Ambika Kumar Doran , Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, WA, Frank Lomonte , Atlanta, GA, Amicus Curiae on behalf of Student Press Law Center et al.


¶ 1 In February 2008, Emerald Ridge High School's student newspaper, the JagWire, published an issue featuring articles on oral sex. Four students quoted in the newspaper and their parents (Students) sued the Puyallup School District, claiming invasion of privacy, negligent hiring and supervision, negligence, and outrage. Ultimately, the jury returned a verdict in the District's favor.

¶ 2 The Students appeal the trial court...


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