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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 …


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 …