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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. …


Company Liable For Cancer Damages

Jurors have found Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp. liable for $3 million in damages for asbestos-related cancer suffered by four former shipyard workers. King County Superior Court jurors found the Toledo, Ohio-based …


Obese Worker For City Alleges Harassment

A 500-pound city employee, fed up with being called the “Goodyear blimp” and “Shamu” the killer whale, is suing the city, his boss and two co-workers for alleged harassment and …


Leaky Pipe Settlement Is No Drop In The Bucket $950 Million Fund Created To Help Homeowners Fix Problems Caused By Faulty Plastic Plumbing

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. homeowners with leaky plastic pipes will share in a $950 million settlement approved Thursday by a judge. State Judge Mike Maloan in Union City, Tenn., …


Jury Denies Damages To Adoptive Parents

The state was negligent in not telling a Tacoma couple about all the disabilities suffered by their adoptive daughter, but doesn’t owe the couple any damages, a Pierce County jury …


Implant Award Totals $14.1 Million Nevada Jury Tacks On $10 Million In Punitive Damages Against Dow

Charlotte and Marvin Mahlum discuss their court victory. Photo by Associated Press


Debate: Saving Job Vs. Saving Life Court Hears Case Of Guard Fired After Rescuing Hostage

An armored truck guard in Spokane left his truck to help a woman being chased by a man with a knife. The company fired the guard on grounds he violated …


Man’s Teed Off Over Irish Tattoo

Dan O’Connor shows off his tattoo typo. Photo by Associated Press


Jack In The Box Settles With 4-Year-Old E. Coli Victim Federal Way Girl Suffers Numerous Problems After Eating Tainted Burger

A girl who was sickened by a tainted hamburger will receive a settlement from Jack in the Box fast-food chain, her lawyer said, but the amount was not disclosed. Shanika …


Social Workers Cite Racism Poor, Uneducated Commonly Targeted In Abuse Cases, Fired State Workers Say

Juan Garcia is among three workers suing for wrongful discharge. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Bakery Sued Over Racial Slurs Jury Awards $50,000 In Damages To Continental Baking Co. Employee

Clenton Blake, with wife Lisa, says he endured 16 years of abuse. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Famous Law Partners Suing Each Other

It had to happen sometime: Jacoby is suing Meyers. They teamed up nearly 20 years ago to hang out a TV shingle that made them the K mart of American …


Mt. Spokane Operators File Suit To Keep Resort

The Mt. Spokane Ski Corp. has challenged the legality of a new public authority trying to wrest the ski area concession from the company. Spokane attorney Stephen Eugster filed a …


Woman, Raped Repeatedly, Wins $1 Million Jury Award

A 26-year-old woman who was raped repeatedly as a teenager and who contends she contracted a sexually transmitted disease as a result has won a $1 million jury award. The …