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Student sues WSU for alleged Title VI and IX violations

A student is suing Washington State University, claiming the university’s alleged negligence and violation of federal law resulted in a failure to protect her from a hostile campus environment in …

UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

3 women sue CBS News and Charlie Rose, alleging harassment

Three women who worked with Charlie Rose filed a sexual harassment lawsuit Friday against CBS News and the television journalist.

Nicki Minaj is using someone else’s breasts on her T-shirts, lawsuit claims

Nicki Minaj is getting a lot of attention for the new T-shirts she’s selling, featuring a pair of breasts in the design. But it’s not the kind of attention one …

$100 million lawsuit filed over Hanford pensions

A class-action lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of Hanford workers who lost pension benefits under a failed economic development program.

Texas suing to end ‘Dreamers’ program once and for all

Texas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation.

UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

California sues over plan to scrap car emission standards

California and 16 other states – including Washington – sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over its plans to scrap standards on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, which help set gas …

Wynn sues ex-salon chief quoted in sexual conduct stories

Former casino mogul Steve Wynn has filed a defamation lawsuit against a former Wynn Las Vegas salon director over claims attributed to the man in media reports about sexual misconduct …

Porn star Stormy Daniels sues President Trump for defamation

The porn actress alleging an affair with President Donald Trump is escalating her legal fight, suing the president for defamation.

Flight attendant sues SkyWest Airlines over alleged drugging, rape by captain during layover

Months after reporting the alleged sexual assault to Canadian police — and to her longtime employer, SkyWest Airlines — Morgan said she’s tired of living and working in fear. The …

Idaho Supreme Court rules on slip-and-fall lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court must once again review a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Walmart.

‘Stranger Things’ creators respond to lawsuit alleging they stole the idea for the hit sci-fi series

The Duffer brothers have denied accusations that they stole the idea for their hit Netflix series from a short film by director Charlie Kessler, who has filed suit against them.

Lohan fails to convince court her image is in video game

It looks like “Game Over” for actress Lindsay Lohan in her state court fight against a software company for using what she claims is a likeness of her in a …

UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 1:55 p.m.

Three Facebook Messenger app users file lawsuit over privacy

Three Facebook Messenger app users have filed a lawsuit claiming the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages.

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

California county votes to join Trump’s ‘sanctuary’ lawsuit

Leaders of Orange County, California, voted Tuesday to join a Trump administration lawsuit against the state over its law aimed at protecting immigrants from stepped-up deportations.

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Fishermen suit against Atlantic marine monument moves ahead

Organizations suing to eliminate the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean have gotten the OK to proceed with a suit designed to reopen the area to commercial fishing, …

Benton-Franklin County judges sue clerk to keep paper files

All seven judges from the Benton-Franklin County Superior Court have sued the Franklin County court clerk, alleging he has failed to follow a court rule to keep paper files of …

He didn’t like the beer, so he filed a class-action lawsuit

A federal lawsuit filed against Pabst Brewing Co. says it falsely implies that its Olympia bear products are made with artesian spring water in Tumwater, Wash., when, in fact, the …

Microsoft says it fired about 20 people last year for sexual harassment

Microsoft has defended its handling of gender-discrimination complaints, and said it fired about 20 people last year after sexual-harassment investigations.

Female Microsoft workers file 118 gender-bias complaints in 7 years; firm finds only 1 was ‘founded,’ lawsuit plaintiffs say

Female Microsoft employees in technical roles filed 118 complaints of gender discrimination with the company between 2010 and 2016, according to court documents. Microsoft’s internal investigation unit concluded just one …

Nun involved in lawsuit with Katy Perry over convent dies

A nun who was involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles died Friday after collapsing during a court appearance.

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Red Lion Hotels, Lithia Motors face lawsuits involving sexual harassment claims

Two companies with large presences in Spokane face lawsuits from women who allege sexual harassment by male bosses.

Settlement resolves lawsuit over Pepe the Frog paintings

The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has resolved a copyright infringement lawsuit that accused a Missouri woman of misusing the character to sell hate-promoting oil paintings.

Trial begins for Oregon teen suing over lawn mower injury

The civil trial has begun for an Oregon teenager who is suing her father and a lawn mower manufacturer after she lost her left leg when she was a toddler.

Oregon sues mogul Steve Wynn, company after sex allegations

The state of Oregon has sued Nevada gambling mogul Steve Wynn and the board of directors of Wynn Resorts Ltd. for allegedly failing to act in the best interests of …

Man sues Oregon strip club where dancer threw bottle at him

A 28-year-old man who says he still has scars on his forehead two years after an adult dancer threw a beer glass at him has filed a lawsuit against her …

Lawsuit filed over Trident fish oil pills sold by Costco

Lawyers for a New York man who bought Costco’s Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Fish Oil have sued the company and manufacturer Trident Seafoods.

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Olympic star Aly Raisman files suit against USOC, USA Gymnastics

Aly Raisman spent months urging the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics to get serious about taking a long hard look into how Larry Nassar’s abusive conduct was allowed to …

Group sues Montana judge for asking for immigrant’s arrest

An immigrant rights group alleged Monday that a Montana judge acted illegally when he asked a deputy to take away from his court a Mexican-born man who was later detained …

Immigrants suing over revoked DACA work permits face court

Young immigrants who say their work permits were unfairly revoked by the Trump administration planned to make their case in a California courtroom Monday for a chance to have them …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 10:42 a.m.

ACLU sues US over separation of mother, child seeking asylum

The American Civil Liberties Union accused the U.S. government on Monday of unlawfully separating a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter by holding them in different immigration facilities, two time …