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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 …


Class-Action Suit Targets Behring Season-Ticket Holders Join Kingdome Businesses In Suit

Disgruntled Seahawks season-ticket holders and Kingdome-area businesses joined forces Wednesday to sue team owner Ken Behring. The class-action suit in King County Superior Court asks a judge to prevent the …


Man Says Binge Led To Sex With Counselor

Kevin O’Neil was on a weeklong drinking binge when he called his counselor for help and she instead gave him sex, the 51-year-old Spokane man said in court Wednesday. He …


Elder Haft Wins Hefty Award From Jury

The latest chapter in the Haft family feud has ended with a jury award of $10.4 million to Herbert Haft, the deposed head of a real estate empire. The elder …


Collins Book Deal Turning Into Courtroom Soap Opera Actress, Editor Accuse Each Other Of Failing To Live Up To Agreement

Actress-writer Joan Collins. Photo by Associated Press


Court Upholds Award Against Spiritual Healers But Church Freed Of Judgment In Death Of Diabetic Child

The first civil jury verdict against Christian Science spiritual healers became final Monday when the Supreme Court refused to review a $1.5 million award against parents and religious care givers …


Twin Sisters Sue Airlines Over Sight Rule Spokane Pilots Say United Violates Federal Anti-Bias Law

Twin sisters from Spokane, both pilots, sued United Airlines on Friday for requiring its pilots to have 20/20 vision without glasses or contact lenses. Kimberly Hinton and Karen Sutton claim …


Aetna Challenges Sprinkler Damage Appraisal

One of the nation’s largest insurance companies is contesting an appraisal of damage caused by a sprinkler system at a Spokane building used for college classes. In a U.S. District …


King County Republicans Are Natural Guys

So who would have pegged the Republican-dominated King County Council as a bunch of health nuts? And alternative ones at that, touting the benefits of oil of evening primrose and …


Aclu Reimburses County For Fight Lost Over Monument

The American Civil Liberties Union has paid Bannock County more than $900 to cover the court costs run up in the three-year battle over the Ten Commandments monument on the …


Arbitrator Sides With Ex-Owners In Newspaper Payment Dispute

An arbitrator decided this week that Valley Herald publisher Clark Hager owes former owners John and Barbara Vlahovich more than $30,000. Arbitrator Greg Jalbert issued his decision Thursday. “Couldn’t have …


Judge Oks Verdict In Bridge Case State Faces $3.5 Million Bill For Condemned Property

A Spokane County Superior Court judge Wednesday made final a $3.5 million verdict in a condemnation case that may be the most expensive ever resolved by an Eastern Washington jury. …


Citadel Selling Stock To Pay Legal Costs

The Citadel’s costly fight to keep women out of its corps of cadets has forced the military school to sell off most of the stock donated to it by television …


Widower Wins Second-Hand Smoke Claim

For 18 years, Mildred Wiley was a nurse in the psychiatric ward at a Veterans Administration hospital, caring for patients who smoked so much that she often worked in a …


Son Sues Landlord, Cda Over Mother’s Death

The son of a woman killed in a 1993 apartment fire is suing the landlord and the city of Coeur d’Alene. Terry Lee Parfrey Jr. and his father, Terry Lee …


Home Buyers Will Be Informed Of L-P Siding

People selling homes that are known to have Louisiana-Pacific Corp. siding should disclose that fact as a possible flaw, attorneys and real estate agents say. That requirement deals another blow …


Couple Sues After Crash With Patrol Car

A Post Falls couple is suing the city and a police officer because a patrol car collided with their truck. Del and Doris Gonderman filed the lawsuit in Kootenai County …


Settlement To Fund Dwi Fight Wife Of Man Killed Wants To Combat Drunken Driving

A woman whose husband was killed by a drunken driver says she’ll use some of the $1.21 million settlement she received to help prevent others from suffering the same fate. …