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Utility Ordered To Pay $3 Million For Coal-Linked Cancer Verdict Finds Illinois Tar Cleanup Led To 4 Children Contracting Neuroblastoma

A utility that cleaned up coal tar at an old plant was ordered Friday to pay $3 million to the families of four children in this small town who were …


Animal-Welfare Group’s Suit Targets Testosterone Trade

An environmental group said Thursday it is suing the Canadian government to block its involvement in the export of seal penises. The suit against Fisheries Minister David Anderson was filed …


Developers Seek Cougar Bay Extension Will Ask Kootenai County For More Time To Begin Work On $2.2 Million Subdivision Opposed By Rural Group

Developers want more time to build the controversial Cougar Bay subdivision south of Coeur d’Alene. McCormack Properties will appear before Kootenai County commissioners Wednesday to argue that it has been …


Company Must Pay Millions To Parents

The world’s largest maker of smoke detectors has been ordered to pay nearly $17 million to a couple who blamed a faulty detector for their son’s death in a house …


Deja Vu Challenges Ordinance Arcade Wants To Continue Offering Lap Dances

An adult arcade has filed suit against Spokane County to pre serve the right of exotic dancers to perform on customers’ laps. The suit filed Monday by Deja Vu Inc. …


Firm To Pay $9.8 Million To Settle Sex Harassment

A pharmaceutical company agreed Thursday to pay $9.85 million to settle claims that its former president and other executives had pressured women employees for sex and had replaced older workers …


County Sued Over Glenrose Erosion Developers Claim Governmental Actions Ate Away At Soil, Value Of Development Site

Would-be developers at the edge of Glenrose Prairie are mired in legalities as thick as the mud from the washouts that damaged their property. A year ago, the Spokane County …


Tci Settlement Sparks Debate Critic Calls Proposal A ‘Sweetheart Deal’ That Benefits Attorneys More Than Consumers

Washington customers of TCI must respond quickly if they want to stop a deal that could deny them millions in refunds, a Washington, D.C., lawyer said Tuesday. Phil Friedman said …


Watchdogs Want Tree Salvage Stopped Environmental Groups’ Suit Says Forest Service Has ‘Blank Check’

A federal judge should stop the U.S. Forest Service from salvage logging in nearby roadless areas because the agency is too vague about how many trees it will take from …


Cattlemen’s Lawyers Grill Vegetarian From Oprah Show

A vegetarian activist being sued with Oprah Winfrey testified Friday that he didn’t have an agenda to get people to stop eating beef when he appeared on her talk show. …


Mad Cow Expert Claims ‘Oprah’ Ambushed Him Former Government Worker Testifies For Cattlemen

Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Federal building in Amarillo, Texas, on Monday. Photo by Associated Press


Group Sues Dairy Farm Over Runoff Of Manure

After years of trying to solve dairy pollution problems through the government, citizens in the lower Yakima Valley have taken matters into their own hands. A group of residents filed …


Guard Pilot Sues Idaho For $3 Million

An Idaho National Guardsman severely injured in a helicopter crash during 1997 flood rescue efforts has filed a $3 million claim against the state. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Shelby Wuthrich …


Lake’s Fate On The Line Judge Hears Final Arguments In Tribe’s Claim Of Ownership

Would a priest lie? When is a line not a line? Such were the questions Friday raised in the final arguments of one of North Idaho’s most historic civil trials.


Man Cleared To Sue For False Arrest Jailed By King County On Wrongful Charge, He Says He Would Have Settled For Apology

For Rodney Fletcher, wrongfully arrested and jailed more than five years ago for a burglary he never committed, it was a day of sweet redemption. “I feel everyone is a …


Renters File Suit Over Apartment Fire

About 20 people who lost their belongings in an apartment fire have sued the owners of the building over lack of firewalls, a sprinkler system and warnings about baseboard heaters. …


Dismissed City Official Files Claim Fired On Harassment Charge, Says Suffered Mental Distress

A high-ranking city official who was fired for alleged sexual harassment filed a $244,100 damage claim Wednesday and asked for his job back. E. Terry Clegg, who supervised Spokane’s zoning …


County Settles With Secretary Fired By Coroner $126,000 Agreement Ends Dispute Whether Dismissal Was Political

Former Coroner Graham McConnell and Causna Albin in 1994. File/The Spokesman-Review


City Sues To Force Cleanup

Bannock County is under orders from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to accelerate plans to stop underground water contamination from an old county landfill. Now Pocatello has sued the county …


Nic Sick Building Suit Before Jurors

A jury will decide next week whether North Idaho College failed to warn a student about the dangers of one of its classroom buildings. Former NIC business student Sharon Foster, …


Avista, Chelan Pud Plan Is Challenged Attorney Files Suit To Test Legality Of Power Sales

The Chelan County Public Utility District, uncertain whether power sales to a subsidiary of Washington Water Power Co. are legal, is paying the legal expenses of a ratepayer challenging the …


Lawmaker, Advocates Sue Against Whale Hunt

Rep. Jack Metcalf, R-Wash., and animal protection advocates filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government Friday to try to block a Washington state Indian tribe from whaling off the Olympic …


Suit Filed Against Fen-Phen Makers In Class-Action Suit, Ex-Diet Drug Users Want Companies To Pay For Medical Monitoring

A class-action suit filed in Spokane wants the makers of fen-phen to pay for medical monitoring of former diet-drug users. Spokane residents Fred St. John and Kathy Azzinnaro are the …


Family Wins Record Auto Safety Award Verdict Against Chrysler Worth $262.5 Million

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Tukwila Man Sues Care Center, Says Fired Because He Has Hiv

A Tukwila man is suing a Seattle long-term care center, contending he was fired from his job because he is infected with the virus that causes AIDS. Mark Rivard, 35, …


Professor’s Suit Over Refused Grant Angers Legislator Idaho State Teacher Claims Bias Doomed Study Of Gays

The chairman of a legislative budget-writing committee is irked by an Idaho State University professor’s suit over the state Board of Education’s refusal to fund his study of gay communities …


Ex-Female Cadet Sues The Citadel Claiming Sexual Harassment By Male Cadets

A former female Citadel cadet sued the school Monday, saying she was sexually harassed by male cadets who humiliated her with taunts, attacks and altered photos that were distributed on …


Utilities Settle In Firestorm Wwp, Inland Power Agree To Pay $11.3 Million For Losses To Victims

Attorneys Richard Eymann, Gene Annis and Darrell Scott gather Friday to announce the settlement in Riverfront Park. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Arbitrator Awards Pepsico $94 Million

PepsiCo Inc. said Wednesday an international arbitrator awarded it $94 million in damages from Coca-Cola Co. over a bottling dispute in Venezuela. The ruling by the International Court of Arbitration …


Judge Awards Damages To Dog Put Out Of Business

Goliath, a male English mastiff, raises a paw toward owner Kris Kendig as 3-year-old T.J. stands at right. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review