Stories tagged: lawsuit
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters
Government bodies are increasingly turning the tables on citizens who seek public records that might be embarrassing or legally sensitive. Instead of granting or denying their requests, a growing number …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Everett agrees not to enforce ban on bikini baristas
The city of Everett has agreed not to enforce its ban on bikini baristas while it’s challenged in court.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Environmentalists sue to block U.S. border wall with Mexico
Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that that Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews and …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Google hit with class action lawsuit over gender pay
Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
Tacoma latest to sue manufacturers of opioids
The city of Tacoma is suing three large manufacturers of prescription opioids seeking to hold them accountable for problems the city has faced related to opioid addiction.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
AP, Spokesman-Review, other media sue for info from Washington state lawmakers
A coalition of news organizations led by The Associated Press is suing the Washington Legislature over its assertion that state lawmakers are not required to turn over daily schedules, emails, …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
Bikini baristas sue city over new dress code ordinance
A group of baristas who wear bikinis at work have sued a Washington state city, saying two recently passed ordinances banning bare skin violate their rights to free expression and …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2 p.m.
Lawsuit filed against school district and student over beating
A woman is suing the Eugene School District for allegedly failing to protect a North Eugene High School student from being beaten up by a classmate.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
More groups sue over Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
Three more conservation groups are suing to restore federal protections to grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Ex-teen bride wins $16 million case against polygamous group
A woman who was married to her cousin at age 14 in a ceremony overseen by polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has won a $16 million lawsuit against the group.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Washington leads way as 15 states sue Trump on rollback of DACA
Fifteen states, including Washington, and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit in New York challenging President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Family of man who fell in lake while tied to wheelchair sues
The foster family of a 22-year-old man with disabilities has sued the state of Washington and a state-contracted company, claiming caretakers left the man strapped into his wheelchair at the …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Idaho mother sues treatment center for son’s death
The mother of a man who died a week after leaving the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center in Nampa has filed a lawsuit against the state-run facility claiming negligence.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
South Carolina couple sues Amazon over eclipse glasses
In court papers filed in federal court this week, Thomas Corey Payne and Kayla Harris of Charleston said they began experiencing the symptoms after viewing the total solar eclipse Aug. …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Groups seek to halt Trump transgender military policy change
Two LGBT-rights organizations asked a federal judge in Washington on Thursday to bar President Donald Trump from changing the government’s policy on military service by transgender people.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
Judge rejects Sarah Palin lawsuit against the New York Times
A federal judge on Tuesday tossed out a defamation lawsuit by Sarah Palin against The New York Times, saying the former Alaska governor failed to show the newspaper knew it …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
Architectural firm, wine tasting room owner dispute work costs
Hissong Design Group is suing Nectar Wine and Beer for unpaid design work related to the local wine bar’s abandoned plans to open a location on South Perry Street.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
ACLU sues Trump over ‘political’ ban on transgender soldiers
President Donald Trump was sued again over his plan to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, setting the stage for another bruising court battle about a directive from …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Group to sue after farmed salmon spill into Puget Sound
A conservation group plans to sue after net pens at a salmon farm in Washington state collapsed, spilling thousands of Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Oregon might sue if Trump shrinks national monument
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown asked the state attorney general to be prepared to go to court if the Trump administration tries to shrink a national monument in this Pacific Northwest …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Christian ministry sues watchdog group over hate label
A Florida-based evangelical ministry is suing a liberal watchdog organization that called it a hate group because of its stance against LGBT rights.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 1:57 p.m.
Another Chobani employee lawsuit alleges age discrimination
Another former employee of the Chobani yogurt plant in Idaho has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of age discrimination.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Woman says stranger’s ashes in father’s urn, sues for $2.5 million
A Portland woman is suing an Oregon cremation company for $2.5 million, claiming it gave her the remains of a stranger instead of her deceased father.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
How a dangerous Takata air bag made its way into a used car
How a recalled Takata air bag got into an Accord is detailed in a lawsuit filed Friday in Nevada. It highlights the sometimes suspect world of auto parts recycling and …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Amphibious vehicle owner from fatal Aurora Bridge crash sued
Victims of the Aurora Bridge crash in Washington have added a new defendant to their lawsuit.
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Lawsuit claims rodent baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich
A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping in her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Grandmother in travel ban flap arrives in U.S.
HONOLULU – The Syrian grandmother at the center of Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries arrived in Honolulu Saturday night. Ismail …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Orthodox Jewish group sues town to keep religious markers
An Orthodox Jewish community group has sued a New Jersey town that has moved to block the group from building a religious boundary made up of white plastic piping through …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Veterans group sues Pentagon for not protecting private military records of millions of troops
A veterans organization is suing the Pentagon for exposing private details about troops’ military service on “a truly massive scale” due to lax security on one of its websites.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Lawsuit targets federal oversight of shellfish farming
A national food group is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alleging it is allowing commercial shellfish aquaculture to expand in Washington state without adequate environmental scrutiny.