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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 …


Court Upholds Tylenol Award

A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a jury’s decision to award more than $8 million to a man whose liver was damaged by a combination of wine and Extra-Strength Tylenol. …


Carver’s Mom Seeks $1 Million Over Comments Says Dexter Amend Invaded Rachel’s Privacy

The mother of murder victim Rachel Carver is asking Spokane County for more than $1 million, claiming that Coroner Dexter Amend invaded her daughter’s privacy.


Jury Awards Obese Ex-Auto Parts Manager $1 Million

An Alameda County jury has awarded a man more than $1 million after finding that he was fired as manager of a Berkeley, Calif., auto parts store because he weighed …


Man Sues Sheriff’s Office Over Force Used For Arrest

A man injured at the Shoshone County Public Safety Building two years ago is suing the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office for damages. Kenneth Svarrer, 49, then of Wallace, went to …


Doctors File Suit Against Aetna Life

A group of hospital anesthesiologists sued Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Co. Monday alleging that Aetna threatened to get them fired if they didn’t agree to give up final say …


Woman Awarded $130,000 After Her Cat Accused Of Scratching

A woman who was zapped by a stungun and arrested after her cat was accused of scratching a neighbor will receive a $130,000 settlement from the city and King County. …


Feds To Pay Weaver Family $3.1 Million Justice Department Settles Suit Over 1992 Killings At Ruby Ridge

1. Randy Weaver’s standoff cost him his wife and son. File/The Spokesman-Review 2. Sara Weaver, left, her sister Rachel and her uncle, Keith Brown, leave the federal building in Bosie …


Cda Sued Over Lost Concession

A former Hayden city councilman is suing over a lost food concession contract on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Gordon Andrea contends the city of Coeur d’Alene cost him …


Hormel Has Cow, Er Pig, Over New Muppet Movie Character Spa’am

Perhaps the makers of Spam, the much-maligned pork lunch meat, have been the target of too many jokes over the years, but executives of the Hormel Foods Corp. are certainly …


Hendrix’s Dad Obtains Son’s Music Rights To Legend’s Songs May Be Worth $75 Million

Jimi Hendrix’s father will again have the undisputed rights to the guitar riffs and psychedelic songs that made his son a world-renowned rock star. As part of an agreement negotiated …


Rodney King Sued For Fees By Attorney Lawyer Says Beating Victim Owes Nearly $1 Million

A lawyer who represented Rodney King in the videotaped beating case has filed suit against him, claiming King failed to pay nearly $1 million for legal work. Attorney Milton Grimes …


Man Puts The Finger On Mangan In Claim Police Chief Admits His Language Inappropriate After Man’s Hand Gesture

Terry Mangan police chief


Parents Sue Over Block Of Teen-Aid Say State Schools Aren’t Giving Abstinencebased Sex-Ed Program A Fair Shake

The state superintendent’s office is unfairly blocking an abstinence-based sex education program from public schools, according to parents who filed suit in Olympia. The 34 plaintiffs, mostly parents from Bellevue, …


Black Homeowners Win Landmark Settlement Insurance Discrimination Focus Of Federal Action

U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno announced Thursday a landmark settlement in a homeowners’ insurance redlining case filed on behalf of this city’s black homeowners against American Family Mutual Insurance Co. …