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Trial begins in $10B investor lawsuit against Volkswagen

Trial proceedings have begun in the lawsuit brought against Volkswagen by investors alleging the company did not give them timely notice of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on …


Amish couple sues 2 agencies over photos their faith forbids

An Amish couple with 13 children sued the federal government on Wednesday, accusing officials of violating their constitutional rights by insisting that they provide photographs of themselves before the Canadian …


Trial in lawsuit alleging mishandled burials set to begin

Galilee Memorial Gardens, the Tennessee cemetery where caskets were crushed and stacked, remains were mishandled and bodies were lost, remains closed.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 12:03 p.m.

Idaho governor, GOP leaders ask to join sage grouse suit

An Idaho ranch’s attempt to block U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage grouse has attracted the support of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other top state Republicans.


Homeless Samaritan suing couple who raised funds to help him

A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the …


Local man sickened by E. coli sues Idaho distributor

An Ada County man is suing an Idaho distributor claiming lettuce it sold to Costco Wholesale sickened him with E. coli.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Lawsuit alleging doctor’s sperm donation heads to court

A judge will hear arguments later this month in a lawsuit by a woman who accused a fertility doctor of fraudulently using his own sperm to artificially inseminate her mother.


City sewer fee case goes to Idaho’s highest court

Cities across Idaho are closely watching a lawsuit that seeks refunds of millions of dollars in sewer connection fees paid to the city of Hayden by everyone who built a …


Environmentalists sue federal government in Seattle to protect endangered orcas

An environmental conservation group has sued the federal government, alleging it failed to meet its obligation to protect the habitat of endangered southern-resident killer whales on the West Coast.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gay couple sues again

A Colorado baker who insisted his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple – an argument partly supported by the U.S. Supreme Court …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Judge: Final lawsuit from Oso landslide can go to trial

The final wrongful death lawsuit from the Oso mudslide can go to trial later this year, a judge has ruled.


Tinder founders, execs file suit against IAC and Match Group

The founders of the dating app Tinder, along with current executives and some of its employees, have filed a lawsuit against IAC/InterActiveCorp and its Match Group subsidiary for allegedly manipulating …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

Four women who used to work for Nike have filed a federal lawsuit against the company, alleging it violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that …


Washington AG sues New York man, says he set up bogus charities here

The 60-year-old man, is accused of setting up six fake nonprofits here, and establishing similar bogus charities in eight other states, all using variations on the names for the United …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Eight states suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns

Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

Shareholder sues Facebook after stock plunges

Days after Facebook’s stock suffered the largest drop in Wall Street history, a shareholder sued the company accusing the social media network of making misleading statements about its user numbers …


Papa John’s founder sues for corporate records

The founder of Papa John’s pizza is suing for access to the company’s books and records after he resigned this month amid reports he used a racial slur during a …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal court over new abortion reporting requirements that critics say are unconstitutional and …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn’t liable

MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Spokane suing Shogun owner over storage property that allegedly served as illegal housing, drug den

The city of Spokane is suing the owner of the recently-destroyed Shogun Restaurant, accusing him of operating a storage facility next door that has been used as a drug den, …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 11:50 a.m.

Idaho pharmacist sues hospital after alleged discrimination

A former pharmacist for a Boise hospital has filed a lawsuit alleging she was subject to racist and sexist harassment by multiple employees before being wrongfully terminated after just five …


Lawsuit: Charging students fees violates Idaho Constitution

A class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court, urging Idaho school districts to stop charging students fees.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 8:59 a.m.

Zaycon lawsuit reveals former CEO’s allegations of fraud and conspiracy

It isn’t yet clear why Spokane Valley-based Zaycon Foods LLC suspended its operations late last month, leaving customers feeling duped. But a legal fight stretching back more than a year …


Swinomish tribe files lawsuit against drug companies

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community has joined the ranks of governmental organizations filing lawsuits against large pharmaceutical companies.


Lawsuit alleges Hormel, other companies inflated pork prices

A federal lawsuit filed in Minnesota alleges Hormel Foods Corp. and other companies colluded to inflate consumer pork prices on such popular products as Ball Park Franks, Spam and Nathan’s …


Lawsuit: Administration unfairly prolongs family separation

Immigrant rights activists in Seattle are suing the Trump administration, saying it is unnecessarily prolonging the separation of asylum-seeking immigrants from their children.


Buzz Aldrin sues children, alleging misuse of his finances

Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his credit cards, transferring money from an account and slandering …


Deere suit sheds light on race for $240 billion farm tech market

An obscure-sounding legal battle between two of the biggest farm-machinery makers is highlighting a race to automate farm work.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Attorneys in Charleena Lyles lawsuit allege Seattle police officer perjured himself

Attorneys who brought a


UW to pay $127,000 in legal fees in settlement with College Republicans over free speech

The University of Washington has settled a lawsuit with the UW College Republicans club over $17,000 in security fees the university planned to charge the club for holding