Stories tagged: lawsuit
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 6:38 a.m.
Flint can’t sue Michigan unless Michigan says it’s OK
Days after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver served notice that her city might file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan over the Flint drinking water crisis, the state removed Flint’s …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Georgia voter registration process violates the law, lawsuit claims
Georgia’s voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of residents, mostly minorities, from registering to vote, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
$4.6 million awarded to woman stuck by needle in Target parking lot
A jury has awarded a South Carolina woman more than $4.6 million after she was stuck by a hypodermic needle picked up in a Target parking lot.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 6:12 p.m.
Woman shown in music video shot in Spokane suing to have it removed from YouTube
A Spokane County woman who appeared nearly nude in a music video is now suing, alleging that she changed her mind about being in the video before it was released.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
MasterCard faces $18.6 billion UK lawsuit over fees
MasterCard is being sued for 14 billion pounds ($18.6 billion) on behalf of British consumers for allegedly charging excessive fees on millions of transactions over a 16-year period.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
House passes 9/11 legislation as Obama veto threat looms
The House has approved a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The measure was approved by voice vote Friday.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 6 a.m.
Congress pressured by 9/11 families to let them sue nations that funded terrorism
Marge Mathers, 75, is a 9/11 widow from New Jersey who “fled to Texas” in 2002 after her husband was killed in the World Trade Center.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 6 a.m.
Lawsuit forces U.S. to decide if nine species are endangered
The U.S. government agreed last week to decide over the next several years if federal protections are needed to help a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, massive alligator …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Ex-Subway pitchman in suit: Victim’s parents to blame
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s legal attempt to shift the blame onto the parents of one of his child pornography victims for the girl’s emotional distress is a “bizarre” argument, …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
Melania Trump escort story retracted after lawsuit
The Daily Mail newspaper and its website retracted a story about Melania Trump on Friday after she filed a lawsuit accusing the Daily Mail Online and a Maryland blogger of …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
Idaho AG files suit to recover payments on void contract
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says two internet companies must return the millions of dollars paid to them under a voided state broadband contract.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:43 a.m.
Brown student accused of sex assault allowed back to class
A federal judge is allowing a Brown University student accused of sexual assault to resume classes while his lawsuit against the Ivy League school is pending.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Widow of slain federal wildlife refuge occupier plans to sue
Oregon police and two FBI agents could face a lawsuit from the widow of an Arizona rancher who took part in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation and was killed in …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Federal judge puts Starbucks lawsuit on ice in California
A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Starbucks iced coffee lawsuit dismissed with chiding from judge
CHICAGO – A lawsuit that accused Starbucks of misrepresenting the sizes of its cold drinks has been dismissed by a California judge, who issued a written tongue-lashing of the plaintiff’s …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 9:38 p.m.
Lawyers for landslide victims say state committed fraud
Attorneys for victims and family members in a deadly 2014 landslide in Washington have accused state lawyers of orchestrating a fraud by deleting emails between expert witnesses for the state.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 7:10 p.m.
States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules
Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Woman exonerated after 35 years sues officials in 2 states
A woman who spent 35 years in prison for a 1976 Reno killing before being exonerated by DNA evidence has sued officials in Nevada and Louisiana, alleging civil rights violations …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Idaho hit with two federal lawsuits over failed broadband network
Two politically connected vendors are suing the state of Idaho in federal court after Attorney General Lawrence Wasden demanded that they pay back all the money they were paid for …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Idaho judge orders records disclosed in trade secrets case
An Idaho 4th District judge has ordered a Florida dental services contractor to disclose nearly 100 pages from its successful bid for an Idaho Medicaid contract that the company had …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
Federal government removed from lawsuit filed by paralyzed snowboarder
The federal government has been removed from a lawsuit filed against it and the 49 Degrees North ski area by a man paralyzed in a snowboarding accident in 2013.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
Legal settlement clears way for mental hospital patients to resume field trips
A crackdown on patients leaving the grounds of state mental hospitals put in place after the high-profile escape from an outing to the Spokane County Fair in 2009 will be …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Former trooper accuses Washington State Patrol of wrongfully firing him over brain tumor
A former state trooper in Spokane is suing the Washington State Patrol, claiming the agency wrongfully fired him over a brain tumor that impacted his motor abilities.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Family of man killed by fallen tree files lawsuit
The family of a Gig Harbor man who was killed during an intense windstorm when a tree fell on his car has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the developers …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
University of Oregon seeks dismissal of athletes’ lawsuit
A federal judge says it will take him several weeks to decide whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the University of Oregon by three former UO basketball players.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Toothless inmate sues prison over dentures policy
An inmate at the Washington State Penitentiary has filed a federal lawsuit claiming prison officials refused to provide him with dentures after removing all of his rotten teeth, forcing him …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
Lawsuit: Ed Sheeran copied R&B classic ‘Let’s Get It On’
The family of a co-writer of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” is suing Ed Sheeran, claiming the British singer-songwriter’s hit, “Thinking Out Loud,” sounds too much like the soul …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
Alberta lawsuit says Pokemon players are invading privacy
A Canadian class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an Albertan woman against California-based Niantic Inc., the creator of Pokemon Go, saying she’s suffering from an invasion of …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
OHSU surgeon dropped tool on patient’s spinal cord, lawsuit claims
A 59-year-old man has filed a $22 million lawsuit against Oregon Health & Science University and one of its surgeons, alleging he was left paralyzed when the doctor twice dropped …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
Former parks spokeswoman Goodspeed sues Spokane for $1 million in wake of Straub ouster
Nancy Goodspeed alleges she was illegally replaced by Monique Cotton in the city’s Parks Department after Cotton alleged sexual harassment by her former boss, Frank Straub. When she returned to …