Stories tagged: lawsuit
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Judge says Trump travel ban case can proceed in lower court
A lawsuit by Washington state and Minnesota challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban will proceed as an appellate court considers a preliminary injunction in the case, a federal judge in …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 5 p.m.
SNAP, watchdog group that fought Catholic Church, faces upheaval
A victims’ support group that helped force the Roman Catholic Church to confront the problem of child-molesting priests is going through upheaval of its own, including the resignations of two …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Trump named as defendant in youths’ climate lawsuit
A group of youths who say the government has endangered their future with climate change has added President Donald Trump to the list of people and corporations they blame.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Justices: Makers have duty to warn hospitals about devices
The Washington Supreme Court says a lower court erred when it didn’t tell a jury that a manufacturer had a duty to warn the hospital about its products.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Portland developers sue to evict homeless tent camp
Two Portland development companies have filed a lawsuit in order to evict a homeless tent camp across the street from a hotel they are renovating.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Israeli groups sue to stop settlement legalization law
In the first concrete attempt to counter the contentious new law legalizing thousands of West Bank settlement homes, two Israeli rights groups on Wednesday asked the country’s Supreme Court to …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Groups sue to block Trump’s order on government regulations
Organizations opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order to curb government regulations filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block it.