Stories tagged: lawsuit
Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Former soldier sues Tacoma police officer who ran him over
A former soldier who was run over by a police officer’s vehicle while lying in the street after a night of drinking is suing the Tacoma Police Department and the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
19 AGs sue DeVos for delaying for-profit college rules
Democratic attorneys general in 18 states and the District of Columbia are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules meant to protect students from abuses by …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Jury orders Spokane County to pay $7.5 million to motorcycle crash victim
A jury decided Monday that Spokane County must pay $7.5 million to a woman left paralyzed in a motorcycle accident at an intersection she said was dangerous.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Lawsuit seeks to void Georgia congressional election results
Georgia’s electronic touchscreen voting system is so riddled with problems that the results of the most expensive House race in U.S. history should be tossed out and a new election …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Federal judge rules two deputies used excessive force
A man pulled out of his home and arrested at gunpoint after two Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies went to the wrong address achieved a partial victory this week when a …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Jury rules deputies did not use excessive force in arrest that resulted in the death of William Berger
A federal jury has found that two Spokane County deputies did not use excessive force while tasing and using a neck restraint on William Berger outside a South Hill gym …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Settlement reached in ‘pink slime’ defamation lawsuit, ABC reports
ABC News has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company’s lean, finely textured …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Lilac City Invitational champ will take home $10,000
The 54th Lilac City Invitational is offering its biggest first-place check in decades. The winner will pocket $10,000, a bump from the $8,000 collected by 2016 champion Derek Barron.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Woman files lawsuit over police shooting in Kitsap County
A Western Washington woman shot by police in 2014 has filed a federal lawsuit contending her civil rights were violated.
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit
A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Settlement in Michael Brown lawsuit was $1.5 million, attorney says
A federal judge on Tuesday approved a secret civil settlement of the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 fatal shooting.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret immigrant vetting program
A class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward, a federal judge has ruled.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Settlement approved in 2016 Seattle natural gas explosion
The state’s largest energy utility will pay at least $1.5 million for a natural gas explosion in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood last year.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Cattle ranchers sue to return country-of-origin labeling
Ranchers on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking a return of labels that clearly identify meat produced in other countries and imported to the United States.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Supreme Court: 9/11 detainees can’t sue top US officials
The Supreme Court says Muslim men detained after the Sept. 11 attacks can’t sue top U.S. law enforcement officials.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Man whose wrong testicle removed to get $870,000
A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $870,000 to a man whose urologist removed the wrong testicle.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
In packed courtroom, Idaho justices hear arguments in grocery tax case
Four Idaho Supreme Court justices had sharp questions for both sides, as they heard arguments Thursday in a court challenge to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of legislation repealing the state’s …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Tribe, groups sue Navy over ship cleaning in Puget Sound
The Suquamish Tribe and two environmental groups are suing the U.S. Navy, saying it sent harmful pollutants into Puget Sound when it cleaned a decommissioned aircraft carrier near Bremerton, Wash.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
Lawsuit seeks court oversight of Chicago police reforms
Several leading community groups, including a local Black Lives Matter organization, filed a class-action lawsuit against Chicago on Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Hamptons PFOS-tainted water lawsuit adds to roster of 3M complaints
Fifteen people in a middle-income neighborhood near an airport in Southampton, New York – seaside playground of the rich and famous – are suing 3M Co. and other makers of …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Accuser of Seattle mayor wants to drop sex abuse lawsuit
A man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager has asked a court to dismiss the lawsuit he filed against the mayor.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Virginia fraternity chapter to settle suit against Rolling Stone for $1.65 million
A Phi Kappa Psi fraternity chapter announced Tuesday it plans to settle a lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine in a defamation case involving allegations – later debunked – that University …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Two attorneys general sue Trump over his business ties
The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia filed a federal lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump, alleging he violated the Constitution by improperly retaining ties to his …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Hawaii urges court to keep hold on Trump travel ban
Lawyers for Hawaii told the Supreme Court Monday that letting the Trump administration enforce a ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries would “thrust the country back into the …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Judge rules federal laws don’t protect Oregon in lawsuit
The Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Appeals court upholds $11 million jury award in Toyota crash
An appeals court has affirmed an $11 million jury award related to a Minnesota crash that killed three people and resulted in the wrongful imprisonment of a driver.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Seattle to pay $125,000 to man who claims police choked him
The city of Seattle will pay $125,000 to a man to settle a 2012 federal police-brutality lawsuit that had been previously dismissed.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court overturns Montana in BNSF Railway worker case
The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a Montana court’s ruling that two BNSF Railway workers could sue the company for their injuries in the state, even though the men never …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
State high court declines to review Lake Quinault case
The Washington state Supreme Court has declined to review a lawsuit that challenged the Quinault Indian Nation’s ownership in Lake Quinault.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
National Guard member whose job was eliminated wins lawsuit
A Washington county’s transit company was ordered to pay $105,000 to a National Guard member whose job was terminated when he deployed.