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New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation

President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York’s attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, …


Lawsuit accuses Seattle of violating open-meetings law before head-tax repeal vote

Three attorneys contend that each of the named city officials be fined and that the city bear their legal costs, but the lawsuit doesn’t ask that the council’s vote to …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

Judge in Microsoft gender discrimination case has tough questions for women’s lawyers

Lawyers for a group of women suing Microsoft for gender discrimination faced tough questions from a federal judge in Seattle on Monday about whether their clients — and the thousands …


Prosecutor claims judges went behind his back in lawsuit

The Tri-City Herald reports Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant, in an appeal filed Friday, asks the state’s highest court to review whether seven Superior Court judges violated due process in …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Lawsuit: Washington jail must provide addiction treatment

In a novel case that could have national implications, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued a county sheriff’s office to force it to provide opiate-withdrawal …


Idaho utility sues EPA over Hells Canyon dams requirement

An Idaho utility has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contending the agency failed to act on a request by the state of Idaho to modify water …


Walmart sues its former head of tax for jumping to Amazon

Walmart sued its former chief tax officer for violating her employment agreement by defecting to online rival Amazon.com, the latest broadside in the slugfest between the two retail giants.


Attorney in bikini baristas lawsuit wants out of case

An attorney representing a group of bikini baristas and a coffee chain owner in a lawsuit challenging the city of Everett over its dress code ordinances is seeking to leave …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 3:52 p.m.

Idaho woman sues sheriff’s office over deadly shooting

The widow of a northern Idaho man killed by Bonner County sheriff’s deputies last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the department.


Lawsuit: Care home forced disabled man to fight to the death

A developmentally disabled Missouri man was forced to fight another man for the “amusement” of people who ran the private care home where he lived and was left to die …


Lawsuit says Iowa’s voter ID law violates state constitution

Iowa’s new voter identification law violates the state constitution and will make it harder for some people to cast a ballot, plaintiffs alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.


UW settles suit against CIA over ‘top secret’ data on Salvadoran Army officer

The University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights has settled its


Millions of Illinois Facebook users could be part of class-action lawsuit over photo tagging

Millions of Illinois Facebook users are being notified that they could be involved in a lawsuit over the social media giant’s use of its facial tagging feature.


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Melissa McCarthy film promoter strikes back at Sesame Street

The promoter of a new Melissa McCarthy movie has told a judge that a lawsuit from the makers of “Sesame Street” could be devastating for the film’s August release.


Lawsuit claims man contracted E. coli from Nampa Papa Murphy’s salad

A man suing Papa Murphy’s International, LLC claims he contracted E. coli from a takeout salad from the pizza chain’s south Nampa location, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.


A yacht, cocaine, prostitutes: Winery partly owned by Rep. Devin Nunes sued after fundraiser event

In 2015, Alene Anase was asked by her employer Alpha Omega Winery to serve guests as part of a charity cruise on the San Francisco Bay. But what she expected …


Jury gets closing arguments in Copperfield negligence case

A Nevada jury is due to hear closing arguments in a British tourist’s lawsuit blaming Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield for injuries the tourist suffered while taking part in …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Lawsuit asks Idaho schools to repay the student fees they charged your child

A new lawsuit targeting Idaho’s public school districts and charter schools would build on past successful litigation, claiming that charging student fees is unconstitutional and violates students’ rights to an …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Olympian sues USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport’s national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up.


Lawsuit contends energy lease sales will affect environment

Environmental groups and three Montana landowners sued Tuesday to cancel hundreds of recent oil and gas lease sales, saying the U.S. government’s leasing of public lands is skyrocketing without understanding …


Nigerian woman kicked off United flight after white man complained she was ‘pungent,’ suit says

An African woman and her children were kicked off a United Airlines flight after a fellow passenger complained that she had a “pungent” odor, according to a racial discrimination lawsuit …


County sues top oil companies for downplaying global warming

King County is suing five major oil companies after it says the companies deliberately looked to downplay and discredit scientific warnings about the risks of global warning.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

California counties sue drugmakers over opioid epidemic

Dozens of California counties are suing drugmakers and pharmacy chains that officials say created a public nuisance by manufacturing and distributing prescription painkillers they say contributed to the deaths of …


Jail deputies accused of revenge plot face new lawsuit from their alleged victim

A lawsuit filed against two Canyon County jail deputies says they plotted to retaliate against a man by encouraging other inmates to attack him.


Groups sue Ben Carson over delay of anti-segregation rule

A group of advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and its secretary, Ben Carson, over his decision to delay an Obama-era rule …


Student sues WSU for alleged Title VI and IX violations

A student is suing Washington State University, claiming the university’s alleged negligence and violation of federal law resulted in a failure to protect her from a hostile campus environment in …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

3 women sue CBS News and Charlie Rose, alleging harassment

Three women who worked with Charlie Rose filed a sexual harassment lawsuit Friday against CBS News and the television journalist.


Nicki Minaj is using someone else’s breasts on her T-shirts, lawsuit claims

Nicki Minaj is getting a lot of attention for the new T-shirts she’s selling, featuring a pair of breasts in the design. But it’s not the kind of attention one …


$100 million lawsuit filed over Hanford pensions

A class-action lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of Hanford workers who lost pension benefits under a failed economic development program.


Texas suing to end ‘Dreamers’ program once and for all

Texas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation.