Stories tagged: lawsuit
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Spokane agrees to settle sexual harassment lawsuit by former wastewater employee for $875K
Sonya O’Brien, who left city employ in 2013 after what she described as five years of harassment from male coworkers that included intimidation and defacing of a women’s locker room, …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Family of deceased bicyclist sues city of Seattle, Sound Transit
The family of a bicyclist who died in a crash last year is suing the city of Seattle and Sound Transit, claiming the streetcar trolley tracks caused the crash.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Everett counters OxyContin maker’s call to have lawsuit tossed
The city of Everett is firing back at the multibillion-dollar producer of the prescription drug OxyContin.
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Idaho Supreme Court limits issues in grocery tax case
The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday limited the issues that the state can address in its upcoming arguments over Gov. Butch Otter’s disputed veto of legislation to repeal the state’s …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
Lawyer for Seattle mayor’s accuser seeking change of venue
A change-of-venue request has been submitted by the attorneys of a man in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by Seattle’s mayor.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
California gas station linked to botulism cases; hospitalized mother who ate nacho cheese sues
Lavinia Kelly hasn’t been able to speak or breathe on her own since she was hospitalized three weeks ago with botulism, a rare form of food poisoning that she believes …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Idaho secretary of state responds to grocery tax lawsuit
A lawsuit challenging how long a governor has to veto legislation threatens the constitutional separation of powers, according to an Idaho top official.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Seattle firefighter sues after injuries from gas explosion
A Seattle firefighter is suing Puget Sound Energy and one of its contractors, saying he has lingering injuries after being knocked out by a natural-gas explosion that leveled two buildings …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Yellowstone County settles wrongful death lawsuit for $1.25 million
A Montana county has agreed to pay $1.25 million to the family of a man who was shot to death by sheriff’s deputies.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Brother of patient who died in Eastern State Hospital suing for wrongful death
The brother of a patient who broke his neck and died under the care of Eastern State Hospital staff is suing the hospital for wrongful death.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Johnson & Johnson settles Oregon suit over Motrin buyback
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay Oregon more than $400,000 to settle a lawsuit over a nearly decade-old buyback of defective Motrin pills.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Idaho faces class-action lawsuit over failure to provide kosher meals for Jewish prisoners
Despite years of warnings, Idaho’s state prison system is continuing to refuse to provide kosher meals to Jewish inmates, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU of …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Tacoma considers suing opioid makers in homelessness fight
The city of Tacoma is considering suing the manufacturers of opioids such as OxyContin in its fight against homelessness.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Lawsuit claims beaten Oregon inmate asked for help before death
A lawsuit claims an Oregon inmate asked for help 19 times in the five hours before he died in jail following a beating at the hands of other inmates.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project sues Justice Department to keep giving legal help
The U.S. Justice Department has ordered a Seattle-based immigrant rights group to halt a large part of the work it does to advise immigrants of their legal rights and help …
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Washington State Patrol agrees to pay veteran employees $13 million in back wages
The agreement settles a class action lawsuit in which patrol employees alleged they were not given credit for their military service in hiring and promotion decisions as required by state …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Court: Otter can intervene in arguments over grocery tax repeal veto
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s petition to intervene in the lawsuit challenging his veto of the grocery tax repeal bill was granted Friday by the Idaho Supreme Court.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Judge sanctions lawyer of man who accused mayor of sex abuse
A judge on Thursday sanctioned the lawyer for the man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually molesting him when he was a teenager for “flagrant” violations of ethical …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Otter files to intervene in grocery tax case, defend his veto of repeal bill
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter filed to intervene Wednesday in a lawsuit in which his veto of a grocery tax repeal bill is being challenged by state lawmakers, saying it’s both …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Groups sue to keep drilling ban in Arctic, Atlantic waters
Environmental and Alaska Native groups sued Wednesday to overturn an executive order by President Donald Trump that could lead to expanded petroleum drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Fourth man accuses Seattle mayor of sex abuse
A fourth man is accusing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of paying him for sex when the man was a teenager.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 5 p.m.
Men file sex abuse lawsuit against Boy Scouts, Mormon church
Five men who say they were sexually abused as kids while in the Boy Scouts of America are suing the organization and the Mormon church because they say both groups …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Idaho Supreme Court reinstates ACLU lawsuit challenging public defense system
The Idaho Supreme Court says a lawsuit over Idaho’s troubled public defense system can move forward against all the defendants except one: Idaho Gov. Butch Otter. The high court’s ruling, …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
More lawsuits aimed at Fox News – this time for race discrimination
The alleged exploits of some of Fox News’ most prominent male powerhouses has cast the conservative TV company as a hostile work environment for women in the last year and, …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic’s risk to orcas
The Tulalip and Suquamish tribes are suing the Coast Guard, alleging a failure to protect endangered orcas from the risk of oil spills associated with tanker traffic in the Strait …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Johnny Depp’s former managers call him ‘habitual liar’
Depp sued the Management Group in January for more than $25 million, charging fraud and negligence. The Management Group countersued, saying Depp spent lavishly on homes, private jets, art and …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Idaho court orders fixes to grocery tax veto lawsuit, or it’ll be dismissed
The Idaho Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday morning in the challenge by 30 state lawmakers to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of the grocery tax repeal bill, ordering procedural problems …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Oregon prison doctor hit with another sex abuse lawsuit
Three women have filed a federal lawsuit alleging they were sexually abused by a doctor while incarcerated at the state women’s prison.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:20 p.m.
Patient files malpractice lawsuit claiming she fell from Holy Family operating table during surgery
A woman who claims she fell from an operating table while unconscious during surgery is suing Providence Holy Family Hospital and two doctors for medical malpractice.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Railway, medical examiner in fight over video of man’s death
BNSF Railway is asking a judge to prevent the Pierce County Medical Examiner from obtaining video showing the moments before a man was killed by a train, citing privacy concerns.