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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 …


Arizona could face fines in lawsuit over prison health care

A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short …


South Carolina coach Dawn Staley sues Missouri AD Jim Sterk for slander; SEC fines him

South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley has sued Missouri’s athletic director for slander after he suggested she wanted fans to spit and use racial slurs against his players. The …


Lawsuit: Trump’s ending immigrant program racially motivated

Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants sued President Donald Trump on Thursday, arguing that the Republican administration’s decision to end special protections shielding them from deportation was racially motivated.


Bikini barista suit put on hold as city appeals injunction

The city of Everett, Washington, has filed an appeal after a federal judge ruled in favor of bikini baristas, who sued the city over new dress code ordinances that ban …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal

3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural resources and contaminated groundwater by disposing of chemicals …


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.