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Mount Vernon School District settles public records lawsuit

The Mount Vernon School District has settled a lawsuit that claims it violated Washington state public records laws.


Minnesota’s $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was …


Activists sue Washington state for tougher climate policy

Environmental activists are suing Washington state, the latest state-level effort to boost use of renewable energy.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

L.L. Bean sued for ditching its beloved return policy

L.L. Bean Inc. is facing a breach of warranty lawsuit after changing its decades-old lifetime warranty, in what may be the first of many claims over the now-dead policy.


Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7M after works destroyed

A judge awarded $6.7 million Monday to graffiti artists who sued after dozens of spray paintings were destroyed on the walls of dilapidated warehouse buildings torn down to make room …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

Sale of Harvey Weinstein’s company up in air after lawsuit

New York’s attorney general said Monday that executives at Harvey Weinstein’s movie studio enabled and covered up dozens of sexual misconduct allegations against the Hollywood mogul and that any sale …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Spokane settles federal lawsuit with family of man killed by police in 2013

The family of Danny Jones, a 40-year-old man shot and killed inside his truck outside the Salvation Army housing complex on Indiana Avenue following a road rage incident in August …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Attorneys general, including Ferguson, sue Trump administration over water rule

Eleven Democratic state attorneys general on Tuesday sued President Donald Trump’s administration over its decision to delay implementation of an Obama-era rule that would have expanded the number of wetlands …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Families sue Chiquita over deaths of Americans in Colombia

The families of six Americans kidnapped and killed in Colombia during the 1990s by the terrorist organization known as FARC are seeking potentially tens of millions of dollars in damages …


Cyclist hurt after Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride sues for $566K

A bicyclist is suing the city of Portland for $566,000 after he hit a pair of concrete islands on his way home from the World Naked Bike Ride, causing him …


Lawsuits say Mexican gray wolf recovery plan is flawed

U.S. wildlife managers failed to adopt a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf that would protect against illegal killings and the consequences of inbreeding, according to lawsuits filed …


$15M lawsuit filed over wildfire that threatened Hanford

Lower Yakima Valley cattle ranchers have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense for nearly $15 million for damage to their land and livelihood after a 2016 wildfire.


3 Northeast states to sue feds over GOP’s tax overhaul plan

New Jersey and Connecticut are joining New York in planning to sue Washington over the Republican-led federal tax overhaul, the Democratic governors of the three states announced Friday.


Grumpy Cat snatches lump of cash in California court

It still won’t make her smile, but Grumpy Cat has won some scratch.


Suit alleges Motel 6 discriminated against Latino customers

A civil rights group sued Motel 6 on Tuesday, alleging it discriminated against some Latino customers at two locations in Phoenix by giving their whereabouts and personal information to U.S. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 3:08 p.m.

Idaho group fights dismissal of children’s book lawsuit

A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world is fighting an attempt to dismiss its copyright …


Russian officials move to shut Navalny’s foundation

Russia’s Justice Ministry said Monday it has filed a lawsuit to shut down a company used by opposition leader Alexei Navalny that is being used to finance his political campaigning.


Group files lawsuit to protect rare plant

A group of Oregon conservationists are suing the U.S. Forest Service for reauthorizing livestock grazing on grasslands within the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Ford sued in federal court over claims of diesel emissions cheating

Another lawsuit over diesel emissions was filed Wednesday in federal court in Detroit. This case, filed by a group of Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty owners, alleges Ford cheated …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Marshal who arrested teacher was sued for excessive force

Waving signs heralding free speech and chanting “Stand by Deyshia,” about 100 people gathered in a light rain Thursday to rally to support Deyshia Hargrave – the Louisiana teacher ejected …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 12:12 p.m.

NYC sues, divests from oil firms over climate change

New York City sued five major oil companies, claiming they have contributed to global warming, on the same day officials announced they will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments …


Trump lawyer sues BuzzFeed for publishing Russia dossier

The longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump has filed a defamation lawsuit against BuzzFeed for publishing an unverified dossier of allegations about Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Salmon farm sues after state cancels its lease

Cooke Aquaculture Pacific is appealing after Washington state canceled a lease for one of its farmed salmon operations in Port Angeles.


Suit to stop federal agency wolf killings in Idaho rejected

A federal court has rejected a lawsuit by conservation groups contending a federal agency needed to do a new environmental study before being allowed to kill more wolves in Idaho.


Southwest agrees to pay $15 million over collusion claims

Southwest Airlines will pay $15 million to settle class-action lawsuits that accuse the four biggest U.S. carriers of conspiring to boost prices by holding down the supply of tickets for …


Gov. Cuomo: State will sue to block federal tax overhaul

New York state will take Washington to court to challenge the new Republican tax overhaul, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, calling the new law an unconstitutional assault on states’ …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department over Russia probe

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman sued special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department on Wednesday, saying prosecutors had overstepped their bounds by charging him for conduct that he …


Organization files lawsuit against Greitens over use of app

An organization that advocates for open government is asking a judge to bar Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff from using an app that deletes messages after they’re read, claiming …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Everett’s opioid lawsuit joined to other cases out of state

The city of Everett likely will face a longer, slower path as it attempts to prove that the maker of the powerful pain medication OxyContin chased profits while knowingly supplying …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

Seattle settles lawsuit over abuse claims against ex-mayor

The City of Seattle has settled a lawsuit filed by a man whose sexual abuse claims effectively ended the political career of former Mayor Ed Murray.