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  • Parishes giving $1.5 million toward settling sex cases

    Catholic parishes are contributing $1.5 million toward a broad legal settlement expected to help the church resolve clergy sex abuse claims and avoid the foreclosure of churches and schools. It’s …

  • Boys’ Ranch reaches deal

    Nineteen lawsuits against the Morning Star Boys’ Ranch have been settled, part of a larger settlement that’s expected to sew shut all of the outstanding legal issues surrounding the clergy …

  • Warrant issued for N. Idaho developer

    POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A bench warrant for has been issued for the developer of a multi-use project planned along the Spokane River in downtown Post Falls.

  • Twinkies maker Hostess seeks bankruptcy protection

    Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, is seeking bankruptcy protection, blaming its pension and medical benefits obligations, increased competition and tough economic conditions.

  • American Airlines parent seeks Ch. 11 protection

    American Airlines and its parent company are filing for bankruptcy protection as they try to cut costs and unload massive debt built up by years of high fuel prices and …

  • Alleged Ponzi scheme in Spokane leaves lives shattered

    Hundreds of investors victimized in an alleged Spokane-based Ponzi scheme are now being sued by bankruptcy officials attempting to unravel the complicated case of Little Loan Shoppe. Some investors call …

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  • Perkins parent files for bankruptcy protection

    Restaurant owner Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc. today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, brought down by tough competition, the weak economy and rising food costs.

  • Catholic religious order files for bankruptcy

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Christian Brothers, a Catholic religious order that runs schools in Seattle and across the country, has filed for bankruptcy. It is the second Catholic order in …

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    Spokane County Marriage licenses

  • North Idaho marks 10 years since Aryan Nations verdict

    Ten years ago, on Sept. 7, 2000, a Kootenai County jury rendered a $6.3 million verdict against the Aryan Nations and its leader, Richard Butler. That action bankrupted the racist …

  • Bankruptcy deal near for WaMu

    Washington Mutual Inc. told a bankruptcy judge Wednesday that it is close to completing an agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. that could pave the way for the bank …

  • Spokane hormone doctor pursues bankruptcy

    Dr. Cheryle Hart and her husband have filed for personal bankruptcy after closing their alternative hormone therapy practice last year. Hart had been a popular physician who recruited thousands of …

  • Spokane raceway bankruptcy nearing end

    Orville Moe’s bankrupted racetrack company may pull together enough money to pay lawyers, taxes and a handful of business vendors, but the several hundred people who invested in an affiliated …

  • Orville Moe bankruptcy close to wrapping up

    Orville Moe’s bankrupted racetrack company may pull together enough money to pay lawyers, taxes and a handful of business vendors, but the several hundred people who invested in an affiliated …

  • New settlement in Met suit

    A $38 million settlement proposed Tuesday in the Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co. class action lawsuit would help several thousand investors recoup some losses from Spokane’s largest business collapse. Investors …

  • Moe must pay $983,000

    A federal judge has ordered Orville Moe to pay $983,000 to his bankrupted company that owes money to hundreds of creditors. It’s the latest twist in a complicated episode that …

  • Diocese lawyer faces court action

    An attorney for the Catholic Diocese of Spokane faces a contempt of court hearing for allegedly threatening a bankruptcy trustee with a personal lawsuit. The hearing involving attorney Greg Arpin …

  • Inland Northwest bankruptcy filings soared in ‘09

    Inland Northwest residents caught between unemployment and decreasing home prices filed bankruptcy last year in numbers not seen since the law was overhauled in 2005.

  • Met Mortgage creditors get 2 more cents on the dollar

    More checks are in the mail for creditors of bankrupt Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co. This third round of partial payouts splits about $10.4 million among 15,500 people who held …

  • Scores claim sex abuse

    More than 500 people have filed claims accusing Jesuits of sexually abusing children across the Northwest. The claims vary in severity and span decades and geography, from Native Alaskan village …

  • Abuse claims against Jesuits reach 500

    More than 500 people have filed claims accusing Jesuits of sexually abusing children across the Northwest.

  • Diocese hit with 21 new claims

    Twenty-one new claims of clergy sex abuse have been filed against the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, a number that has surprised the diocese and could reopen its contentious bankruptcy case. …

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    Spokane County Marriage licenses

  • Loan shop files for bankruptcy

    A payday loan business with its roots in Spokane sought bankruptcy protection Wednesday, claiming it owes more than $100 million to more than 1,300 creditors. LLS America LLC filed for …

  • Howser files for bankruptcy

    Martin Howser, who finances conservative causes and candidates and comes from a wealthy Spokane family, has filed for bankruptcy. He is attempting to shield his wife’s assets – estimated in …

  • GM takes its plan to bankruptcy judge

    NEW YORK – General Motors Corp., hoping for a quick exit from Chapter 11, today will ask a bankruptcy judge to approve its plan to refashion itself as a leaner …

  • Eddie Bauer files bankruptcy

    NEW YORK — Struggling Bellevue-based retailer Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc., which began as a Seattle fishing shop, later outfitted the first American to climb Mt. Everest and made thousands of …

  • Chrysler sale is on

    NEW YORK – The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday night declined to hear an appeal from opponents of the sale of Chrysler’s assets to Italian automaker Fiat, clearing the way for …

  • Asarco cleanup deal OK’d

    A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a $1.1 billion payout that would resolve Asarco LLC’s environmental claims in multiple states, including the company’s role in creating a Superfund site in …



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