Stories tagged: lawsuit
Tue., March 28, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
President Trump asserts immunity against defamation claims
Republican President Donald Trump’s lawyers say he’s immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice” who accused him of unwanted …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit
Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission, the bank …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
AG Ferguson tells Gonzaga students how to sue a president
A crowd of students and professors at Gonzaga University chuckled Friday afternoon when Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson took a jab at the Trump administration’s legal defense of the president’s …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Virginia judge gives OK to new Trump travel ban
A federal judge in Virginia on Friday declined to issue another injunction against President Donald Trump’s second travel ban.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Former Oregon Boy Scouts file $14 million lawsuit claiming sex abuse
Two men have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and its local branch for $7 million each, claiming they were sexually abused by a former scout leader …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
University of Oregon professor sues school over gender discrimination
The University of Oregon has been hit with a lawsuit by one of its psychology professors over claims that she is being paid substantially less than several of her less-experienced …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
Astoria man sues hospital for $9 million for negligence
An Astoria man has filed a $9 million medical malpractice lawsuit against a city hospital alleging a radiologist was negligent and missed signs of a stroke.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Hutterites sue Walla Walla winery over $19,000 in grapes
A lawsuit claims Patit Creek Cellars, which has a wine tasting room in downtown Spokane, hasn’t paid for more than 14 tons of grapes valued at nearly $19,000.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Mother sues school district after child left sleeping on bus
The mother of a 4-year-old special education student who was left sleeping on an empty Tillamook County school bus has filed a lawsuit.
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
Razor thin approval of second Moses Lake high school leaves community wrestling with $135 million vote results
Conflict continues following the narrow passage of a $135 million Moses Lake School District construction bond last month.
Sat., March 11, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
Maryland to join Washington’s lawsuit against Trump travel ban
Maryland’s attorney general says he plans to use newfound power to sue the federal government by joining a Washington state lawsuit trying to upend President Donald Trump’s new travel ban.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Seattle landlords sue over ‘first-come, first served’
Some Seattle landlords are suing over the city’s new policy requiring them to choose among qualified renters on a first-come, first-served basis.
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Lawsuit by Idaho Falls officers against city to advance
A judge has blocked an attempt by the city of Idaho Falls to have a lawsuit filed by several police officers thrown out.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Wine bar owners sue Trump, say Washington hotel unfairly takes away business
The owners of Cork Wine Bar in Washington, D.C., claim the Trump International Hotel is operating with an unfair and illegal advantage, and they sued President Donald Trump and his …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Hawaii plans to fight President Trump’s revised travel ban
A day after President Donald Trump signed a revised travel ban, attorneys for Hawaii said the state plans to challenge that order as well.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Lawyer threatens supporter of Rocket Market concerts on South Hill
A lawyer hired by a handful of neighbors who want summer outdoor concerts at the Rocket Market shut down is threatening a woman who set up a Go Fund Me …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Hispanic man wins $1.85M judgment over racial abuse on boat
Attorneys for a Hispanic man who worked on an Alaska fishing boat say he has won a $1.85 million settlement against his former employer, Seattle-based Alaska Longline, after he was …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Puyallup may impose new rules on homeless center despite lawsuit threats
The seven-month wait for Puyallup to decide what new rules will govern a controversial homeless aid center could end next week.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Sheriff’s deputy sues Rep. Matt Shea for defamation
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy is suing State Rep. Matt Shea for defamation after Shea claimed on a podcast that the deputy provided the gun used in a triple murder.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Lawyers sue Chinese authorities for not getting rid of smog
Lawyer Cheng Hai has an itemized list of compensation demands from Beijing authorities over the city’s smog: 65 yuan ($9) for having to buy face masks, 100 yuan ($15) for …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Ryan Holyk’s family reaches $1 million settlement in civil suit
The family of Ryan Holyk has reached a $1 million settlement with Spokane County a week before their wrongful death lawsuit was set to go to trial.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Chattaroy man impaled by tree branch sues Spokane County
A Chattaroy man who was impaled by a fallen tree branch while driving in an intense windstorm in 2014 now is suing Spokane County, claiming county workers allowed the tree …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
South Hill neighbors sue Rocket Market over free outdoor concerts
The owners of the popular Rocket Market at 43rd Avenue and Hatch Road are deciding how to respond to a lawsuit targeting the small outdoor jazz and folk music concerts …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Company that operated Idaho prison violated inmates’ rights, but no need to pay
A federal jury says private prison company CoreCivic had a long-standing custom of understaffing an Idaho prison, and that the company was deliberately indifferent to the risk of serious harm …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Environmental and fishing groups file suit over salmon
Environmental and fishing groups sued the federal government on Thursday as they seek cooler water for salmon in the Columbia River system. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Federal trial over Michael Brown’s death pushed back to 2018
A federal lawsuit by Michael Brown’s parents over the 2014 police shooting death of their son in Ferguson, Missouri, now won’t happen until at least next year, though a judge …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Timber companies sue over expansion of Oregon monument
Two Oregon lumber companies are challenging the legality of former President Barack Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Southwest lawsuit claims union workers avoiding overtime
Southwest Airlines has filed a federal complaint alleging union leaders told mechanics to decline to work overtime, a move the carrier says has harmed operations and driven up costs.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Judge rules cleanups of Seattle homeless camps can continue
A federal judge has decided not to impose restrictions on how Seattle and the state of Washington conduct cleanups of unauthorized homeless camps. The Seattle Times reported that two homeless …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:48 a.m.
Colorado newspaper fights back over charges of ‘fake news’
A Colorado newspaper is threatening to file a libel suit against a state lawmaker who accused the publication of printing “fake news,” setting the stage for a possible legal battle …