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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


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.