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Fired Workers Sue Commissioners Ex-Employees Of Defunct Building Department Say They Were Wrongfully Terminated

Another legal complaint, the third in two weeks, was leveled at Bonner County and its two new commissioners Wednesday. Eight employees of the now defunct building department say they were …


Settlement Reached In Bombing Bombing Of Move Headquarters Killed 11, Destroyed 61 Houses

The city has reached settlements with relatives of two members of the radical MOVE group who were killed when police bombed their fortified rowhouse. Under the agreements reached earlier this …


Hurt Pianist, 81, Awarded $620,000

An 81-year-old Grammy-nominated concert pianist was awarded nearly $620,000 because a shoulder injury from a car crash has limited his playing. “I’m very pleased they recognized my difficulty,” Earl Wild …


Ex-Student: Porn Videos Led To Rape ‘I Was Scared To Death Of Him,’ Woman Testifies

Heather Giles thought her high school guidance counselor wanted to help her launch a career in fashion modeling. Instead Charles Jungblom lured her into a secretive world of pornography, raped …


Homeowners Challenge Rezoning Decision By County Commissioners

Gleneden homeowners are going to court to challenge a decision by Spokane County commissioners to rezone a parcel of land north of Timberwood Circle, allowing 55 homes to be built …


Suits Accuse WSU Of Discrimination Four Women Say They Were Denied Promotions, Pay Raises

Three female education teachers and one former faculty member have sued Washington State University, alleging they were denied promotions and pay raises because of their gender and their opposition to …


Jungblom Denies Raping Student Ex-Counselor Testifies From Prison In Civil Case Against School District

A former Davenport High School teacher and coach says he didn’t have sex with a high school student who is suing the district for civil rights violations. Charles “CJ” Jungblom, …


Battle Over Ski Resort Seems Headed Downhill Disputed Logging Roads Across Silver Mountain Ski Runs Prompted Dispute Over Lease Transfer, And Legal Fight Is Heightening

A court ruling over Silver Mountain Ski Resort’s lease was put on hold Monday, but serious questions about the ski area’s change in ownership last year could develop into a …


Inmate Files Lawsuit Over Patrol Dog Convicted Burglar Claims He Was Mauled While Trying To Surrender

A 46-year-old convicted burglar filed suit against the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department this week, claiming a patrol dog mauled him as he tried to turn himself in to police. Although …


Hoover Sucks Up More Problems

Hoover just can’t seem to sweep up the mess from a sales promotion that became one of the bigger blunders in corporate history. On Thursday, some four years after Hoover …


Man Accused Of Taking $244,000 Aids Foundation Sues Former Employee For Embezzlement

The Northwest AIDS Foundation has sued a former employee, claiming he took $244,000 meant to provide health insurance for AIDS patients by funneling it into phony insurance accounts. The former …


Around The Nba

A federal jury in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Thursday ordered Miami Heat Ltd. to pay $10,000 in damages, ruling in favor of a woman who said she was publicly …


Group Sues Over Utah Monument Clinton Violated Act In Creating Escalante Landmark, Suit Says

A federal judge has been asked by a conservative states’ rights advocacy group to overturn President Clinton’s Sept. 18 declaration of a 1.7 million-acre national monument in southern Utah. The …


Families File $1.5 Million Claims In Mine Deaths Two Men Died Last Year Inside Abandoned North Idaho Mine On Forest Service Land

The families of two men who died in an abandoned North Idaho mine last year have filed separate $1.5 million claims against the U.S. Forest Service. Terry Novak, father of …


Father Files Wrongful Death Suit

The father of murder victim Denise McCoy has filed a wrongful death suit against the estate of Walter Schoolcraft, the man suspected of killing her, but an attorney says there’s …


Victim’s Mother Files Suit Against County

The mother of a slain 9-year-old girl filed suit Wednesday against Spokane County for more than $1 million, contending the coroner invaded her daughter’s privacy when he publicly discussed her …


Building Owner Responds To City Order With Suit

A developer who claims officials are trying to force him to rehabilitate his run-down building is suing the city of Spokane. The city ordered Ram Gopal last month to either …


A Breast Implant Maker Loses A Jury Verdict, For A Change

Bucking a recent national trend, a Massachusetts jury has awarded $1.5 million to a woman who claimed silicone breast implants made her sick. After a 4-1/2-week trial and five days …


Southern Miss Rolls

Eric Booth scored two touchdowns as Southern Mississippi (5-1) beat East Carolina (3-2) 28-7 in a non-conference football game in Greenville, N.C. Four Texas Christian University football players were indefinitely …


Man’s Family Loses ‘Wrongful Life’ Suit Ohio Justices Say Hospital Not Liable For Expenses After Reviving Patient

A hospital that kept a man alive against his wishes does not have to reimburse his estate $100,000 in medical expenses, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Edward H. Winter …


Krem Loses First Round In Sex-Ring Suit Trial Over Videos Must Be Held In Douglas County

A television station’s bid to block release of its videotapes, notes and phone logs related to the Wenatchee sex ring case was dealt a setback Friday. A Spokane County judge …


Charity Hit With Suit By Ex-Worker Big Brothers And Big Sisters Accused Of Sex Harassment

A former employee at Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Idaho has filed a sexual harassment suit against the non-profit organization and its general manager. Shelley Olson of Coeur …


Woman Sues Over Videotape

A woman has sued over a homemade adult videotape - intended for the private use of herself and her male partner - that was shown to employees of an auto …


Tyson Socked For $4.4 Million Jury Awards Former Trainer Kevin Rooney Cash For Breaking Lifetime Contract

1. Mike Tyson, flanked by promoter Don King (right) and Rev. Al Sharpton (left) answers questions after jury verdict. Photo by Associated Press 2. Rooney


Last Family Settles With Jack-In-The-Box

The family of a toddler who fell ill in 1993 after his parents ate at a Jack-in-the-Box has reached a $4.375 million settlement with the restaurant chain’s parent company. Tyler …


Claim Alleges Pot Case Bungled Man Was Sent To Prison For Green, Leafy Cigarettes

Ronald S. Thiel spent 11 months in prison on probation violations stemming from his July 30, 1995, arrest for possession of marijuana and drunken driving. But the green leafy substance …


Idaho Man Sues Church For Deaths

A Troy, Idaho, man is suing a Post Falls church for the death of his wife and unborn son. Christopher G. Fickel filed a wrongful death suit against Falls Full …


Suit Filed Against U.S. Oil Company Unocal Accused Of Using Forced Labor On Burma Pipeline Project

Accusing the Unocal oil company of profiting from widespread forced labor and other human rights abuses in the Southeast Asian nation of Burma, the self-declared Burmese government-in-exile Tuesday sued the …


Man Can’t Change Name To Ross Perot

He’s “Ross Perot” no longer. A Kennewick man who legally changed his name to Ross Perot on July 30 must go back to being Bill Jesernig, a Benton County District …


State Sues Over Alaskan Fishing Quotas

Washington state is going to court to try to stop the granting of additional fishing quotas to Alaskan Native villages on the Bering Sea. The state contends the quotas unfairly …