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Settlement In Suit Overtainted Blood Hemophiliacs Who Contracted Aids May Get $100,000 Each

Hemophiliacs who claim they contracted the virus that causes AIDS from tainted blood-clotting products could get $100,000 each under a settlement offer approved by a federal judge Wednesday. The $640 …


School’s Responsibility In Fall Is Debated University Of Idaho Sued By Student Paralyzed After Frat Parties

Rejena Coghlan, right, in a photo taken at a University of Idaho fraternity party about an hour and a half before her paralyzing fall.


Cigarette Additive Disclosure Fought

Just as Gov. William Weld was signing the nation’s first state law requiring cigarette makers to disclose the additives they use in each brand, four tobacco companies sued Friday to …


Rape Case Dismissed

In a decision that dismissed a rape case involving two Virginia Tech football players, a judge ruled that Congress exceeded its authority by enacting a law that lets women sue …


Israel To Pay Infant’s Family

Israel has agreed to compensate a Palestinian family whose month-old baby died of pneumonia after soldiers held up an ambulance for 90 minutes at an army checkpoint. Doctors said the …


Caldera Challenges Microsoft Tiny Utah Company Sues Software Industry Giant Over Alleged Monopoly

Caldera Inc., the small software firm backed by Novell Inc. founder Ray Noorda, has filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft Corp. The suit accuses Microsoft of willfully maintaining a monopoly …


Worker Awarded $1.8 Million From Union American-Born Hispanic Not Protected From Racial Attacks By Fellow Steelworkers At Kaiser

In 1992, the United Steelworkers of America made a critical choice - to protect one member from losing his job at Kaiser Aluminum Corp.’s Trentwood factory while dismissing another’s complaint …


Women’s Suit Says Agency Put Vision At Risk Former Wsp Dispatcher Claims Her Work Area Was Too Dark

A former Washington State Patrol dispatcher with a bad eye is suing the agency, claiming it put her good eye at risk by keeping her work area too dark. Dianne …


Rosauers, U-City Mall In Dispute Over Sale Of Grocery Store Space

Rosauers Supermarkets, one of the original tenants of University City, is taking the shopping center to court. Mall owners are negotiating to sell property at U-City to another grocery store …


Owens Corning Takes Big Charge To Cover Flood Of Asbestos Claims

Owens Corning Corp. said Thursday it would record a $1.1 billion charge against its earnings in the second quarter to cover asbestos claims into the next century. The company also …


Vegetarian Bus Driver Sues To Get Job Back

A vegetarian bus driver sued the Orange County Transportation Authority on Monday, saying he shouldn’t have been fired for refusing to hand out free-hamburger coupons to riders. Bruce Anderson, 38, …


Two Spirit Lake Women Sue City One Disputes Her Firing; Other Takes Issue With Police

Two Spirit Lake, Idaho, residents are seeking a total of $1 million in damages from the city and city officials. Roxy Martin, an office worker who was fired in December, …


Binghams’ Son Files Wrongful Death Suit

The son of a couple gunned down at a Lewiston auto repair shop has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against convicted double murderer Ken Arrasmith. Arrasmith, convicted in the deaths …


Toys ‘R’ Us Hit With Antitrust Suit

Toys ‘R’ Us unfairly used its size and clout to keep prices high, the government said Wednesday in announcing antitrust charges against the nation’s largest toy seller. Toys ‘R’ Us …


Montana Owes For Seized Elk Jury Says State Failed To Get Market Price When Selling Elk

The state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks owes Calvin Greenup $24,000 for seizing his elk last spring but failing to sell them at a reasonable price, a jury decided …


$5 Million Claim Filed In Shooting Family Also Seeks School’s Information On Moses Lake Suspect

Natalie Hintz


Man Who Shot Deputy Files Claim

A $27.4 million tort claim was filed against Bonner County and the sheriff’s department by a man who shot a deputy and was then wounded by the officer. Reyhan Higgins, …


Cart Named In Suit

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway filed suit to prevent Championship Auto Racing Teams from using the trademark name IndyCar for its racing series. It was the latest volley in the feud …


School Settles With Whistleblower District Will Rehire, Retrain And Pay Maintenance Worker Who Was Laid Off

The Peninsula School District has agreed to pay $80,000 to a school maintenance worker who claimed he was laid off in retaliation for blowing the whistle on financial wrongdoings by …


Coroner Faces New Legal Fight Widow Seeks $50,000 After Man’s Death Ruled Suicide

Carol Weltz


Man Nailed By Golf Ball Files Suit

An investment banker who took a golf ball between the eyes during a company outing is suing a colleague for $3 million. James Henn, who doesn’t play golf, was knocked …


Drunken Victim’s Award Thrown Out

A state appeals court has thrown out a $3.6 million jury award given to a dishwasher who lost his left arm in a drunken fall beneath the wheels of a …


Fox, Group Settle Suit Over Her Fee

Faced with the prospects of a complex trial in April, state schools Superintendent Anne Fox and St. Vincent de Paul opted to settle their dispute out of court. The suit …


Six File Claims In Sex Ring Cases

Six people who were charged in Wenatchee-area child sex ring cases have filed claims against local and state agencies seeking $80 million in damages. All six were arrested and charged …


Award For Scalding Coffee A Hill Of Beans

A Spokane couple who sued a fast-food restaurant for serving scalding coffee got the cold shoulder from a jury Thursday. Sandy and Gary Waldren said the lid on a cup …


U.S. Settles In Downing Of Iranian Jet Families Of 290 Victims Compensated For 1988 Disaster In Persian Gulf

The United States and Iran announced a $131.8 million settlement Thursday of Iranian claims against the United States, including compensation for the 1988 shooting-down of an Iranian airliner that killed …


Collins Trashes Random House In War Of The Words, Jury Rules

In a vote for verbal quantity over literary quality, a Manhattan jury Tuesday said that Random House has to compensate the actress-author Joan Collins for a manuscript that its editors …


Coroner Named In Claim Family Of Aids Victim Calls Amend’s Conduct Outrageous

Relatives of a man who died from AIDS complications filed a $2 million claim against Spokane County, saying Coroner Dexter Amend left them emotionally traumatized. Amend delayed Curtis Babcock’s cremation …


Garbage Firm Owes Thousands

A garbage-company owner from Boise, who also operates businesses in California, is being sued for $528,000 by a Contra Costa County, Calif., sanitary district. Sanitary District controller Debbie Ratcliff said …


Artist Says Flyrod Scrimshaw Displayed Without Due Credit

A Spokane Valley artist is suing the owner of a downtown flyfishing shop and the publisher of an Oregon-based magazine, claiming they used a piece of his work without giving …