Stories tagged: lawsuit
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die
The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental treatment after new medical tests showed that …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Oregon woman sues Safeway after son’s death in parking lot
An Oregon woman whose 7-year-old son was struck and killed in a supermarket parking lot seeks $1.5 million in a federal lawsuit against Safeway.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
University of Oregon sued by man suspended for sex assault
The University of Oregon is being sued in federal court by a man it suspended from campus after university officials concluded he had sexually assaulted a fellow student in his …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Hard Rock counters Red Lion branding claims
Hard Rock International will contest a lawsuit filed against it by Red Lion Hotels’ parent company claiming it copied plans for branding aimed at millennials. RLH Corp.’s claims are without …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
Environmental group sues after Trump administration scraps effort to protect West Coast sea animals
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s withdrawal of proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Lawsuit: Washington cyberstalking law violates free speech
A retired Air Force major is asking a federal court to declare Washington state’s cyberstalking law unconstitutional, saying he’s been threatened with prosecution – and up to a year in …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 5 p.m.
No monkeying around: Appeals court weighs if animal owns its selfies
A curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button was back in the spotlight Wednesday as a federal appeals court heard arguments on whether …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
Trump sued for blocking Twitter users
President Donald Trump and high ranking members of the White House staff were sued on Tuesday by the Knight First Amendment Institute, which alleges the president’s blocking of dissenting Twitter …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Polarizing right-wing writer sues over canceled book
Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos filed a $10 million lawsuit against a New York publishing company on Friday over a canceled book deal.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Lawsuits filed over Trump voting commission requests
President Donald Trump’s commission investigating election fraud faced further pushback Thursday in the form of lawsuits seeking to block its collection of detailed information about every voter in the United …
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 …