In this non-employment case, the court held 8-1 that RCW 4.96.010-020, the tort claim filing statute applies to suits against individual state officials for acts committed within the scope of their employment.?? ?With considerable justification, Justice Fairhurst reasoned that the policies behind the tort claim requirement apply equally to a suit against individual government officials. ?The major flaw in the court?s argument, as Justice Ireland noted in her dissent, is that the applicable statute does not mention suits against individual government actors. ?Bosteder v. Renton, No. 7934- 5 (07/28/05).