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WSU student sues Pullman police for excessive force during arrest in restaurant

A Washington State University student is suing the Pullman Police Department alleging a pair of officers used excessive force while taking him into custody inside a Pullman Jack in the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Daughter’s suit against ‘Deadliest Catch’ star can proceed

The Washington state Court of Appeals has ruled that a civil lawsuit brought against celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen by his daughter can proceed.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Judge tosses Manafort civil suit challenging special counsel

A federal judge in Washington on Friday threw out a civil lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman that sought to challenge the authority of the special counsel …


Justice Department denies female federal attorney received unfair pay, treatment in Spokane

In an answer filed this week in federal court, the Attorney General’s office denies Jill Bolton was treated and paid unfairly because she is a woman.


Spokane County settles jail medication lawsuit for $50,000

A Spokane family has won a $50,000 settlement from the county after mental health medications were withheld from their son for more than a week in May 2013.


Houseboat owner, gunshot victim sue Park Service rangers in Kettle Falls incident

Michael Sublie and Casey Hartinger are seeking $6 million in damages following a shooting by a Park Service ranger at the Kettle Falls Campground in September 2013.


Houseboat owner, gunshot victim sue Park Service rangers in Kettle Falls incident

Michael Sublie and Casey Hartinger are seeking up to $6 million in damages following a shooting by a National Park Service ranger at the Kettle Falls Campground in September 2013.


Spokane County judge denies prison time compensation to three men

Three men whose convictions for drug-related crimes were thrown out after they spent four years in prison are not entitled to compensation by the state, a Spokane County judge has …


Wrongful imprisonment claims fail before Spokane judge

Three men who say they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for a drug-related robbery from April 2008 they did not commit lost a bid for compensation under a state law …


Freddy Park in legal limbo over construction of a road

A forested park in the Wandermere neighborhood gifted to the county by retail company Fred Meyer will stay undeveloped for now. Earlier this week appellate judges kept in place an …


Spokane County SWAT team tactics at issue in trial

The location of a flash grenade thrown by Spokane County SWAT members during a raid on Valentine’s Day 2012 will be a key issue in an excessive force trial set …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 27, 2014, 10:36 a.m.

Judge dismisses all claims by former SPD officer fired after DUI

A federal judge dismissed the final civil claim for damages from Bradley Thoma, a former Spokane police officer fired following a DUI arrest, against the city and a former Spokane …


Spokane County Jail asks for more nurses

The aging Spokane County Jail, filled to the brim with inmates requiring mental health care, needs more help screening arrestees coming through the doors, officials say.


Glitch in law exam software prompts lawsuit

An alleged computer snafu so sinister it birthed its own hashtag has prompted a class-action lawsuit filed in Spokane that could affect thousands of law students and the country’s largest …


Former corrections officer sues employer, claims abuse

A former Washington Department of Corrections officer is suing his employer for what he says were years of racially motivated verbal and physical abuse at the Okanogan County field office. …


Former Sterling CEO Heidi Stanley, bank settle lawsuit

An eleventh-hour deal resolved a multimillion-dollar discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Spokane bank executive against her former employer. Heidi Stanley settled with both Sterling Bank and Wall Street investment …


Embattled bar owner gets eviction notice

The landlord of a controversial downtown bar won a victory Wednesday after a judge signed an order evicting the Spokane Downtown Daiquiri Factory from its location on West Main Avenue. …


Atlanta bar sues Daiquiri Factory for trademark infringement

The legal woes continue for a downtown Spokane bar that incited a national firestorm for naming a drink “Date Grape Koolaid” earlier this year. Kechia Matadin, owner of an Atlanta …


Yard-sale boat deal an expensive lesson

A $950 yard-sale deal for a nearly 50-year-old boat left a Spokane Valley man with thousands of dollars owed in fees – and anger over the role of zealous law …


City must turn over e-mails for Mehring suit

The city of Spokane must produce emails regarding its contract with a police department psychologist as part of preparation for a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a detective, a judge …


Detective alleges witness tampering in civil suit against the city

A Spokane Police detective has filed a formal complaint asking the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to investigate allegations that Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and city attorneys have engaged in felony witness …