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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.


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

California sues over plan to scrap car emission standards

California and 16 other states – including Washington – sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over its plans to scrap standards on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, which help set gas …


Wynn sues ex-salon chief quoted in sexual conduct stories

Former casino mogul Steve Wynn has filed a defamation lawsuit against a former Wynn Las Vegas salon director over claims attributed to the man in media reports about sexual misconduct …


Porn star Stormy Daniels sues President Trump for defamation

The porn actress alleging an affair with President Donald Trump is escalating her legal fight, suing the president for defamation.


Flight attendant sues SkyWest Airlines over alleged drugging, rape by captain during layover

Months after reporting the alleged sexual assault to Canadian police — and to her longtime employer, SkyWest Airlines — Morgan said she’s tired of living and working in fear. The …


Idaho Supreme Court rules on slip-and-fall lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court must once again review a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Walmart.


‘Stranger Things’ creators respond to lawsuit alleging they stole the idea for the hit sci-fi series

The Duffer brothers have denied accusations that they stole the idea for their hit Netflix series from a short film by director Charlie Kessler, who has filed suit against them.


Lohan fails to convince court her image is in video game

It looks like “Game Over” for actress Lindsay Lohan in her state court fight against a software company for using what she claims is a likeness of her in a …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 1:55 p.m.

Three Facebook Messenger app users file lawsuit over privacy

Three Facebook Messenger app users have filed a lawsuit claiming the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

California county votes to join Trump’s ‘sanctuary’ lawsuit

Leaders of Orange County, California, voted Tuesday to join a Trump administration lawsuit against the state over its law aimed at protecting immigrants from stepped-up deportations.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Fishermen suit against Atlantic marine monument moves ahead

Organizations suing to eliminate the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean have gotten the OK to proceed with a suit designed to reopen the area to commercial fishing, …


Benton-Franklin County judges sue clerk to keep paper files

All seven judges from the Benton-Franklin County Superior Court have sued the Franklin County court clerk, alleging he has failed to follow a court rule to keep paper files of …