Stories tagged: lawsuit
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Superintendent of public instruction withdraws from school levy lawsuit
On his first day as the state’s superintendent of public instruction, newly elected Chris Reykdal withdrew the department’s involvement in a lawsuit against a handful of Washington school districts.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Fox, Glenn Beck, others off the hook in ‘clock kid’ Ahmed Mohamed defamation suit
The Muslim boy who found himself in the national spotlight after he was wrongfully arrested for bringing a homemade alarm clock to school has lost in a defamation lawsuit against …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Idaho’s sage grouse lawsuit dismissed by federal judge
judge has rejected Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s lawsuit contending the Obama administration acted illegally by imposing federal land-use restrictions intended to protect the sage grouse in Idaho and southwestern Montana.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Park service blocking Trump inauguration protests, lawyers say
Civil rights attorneys in Washington say they’ll take the National Park Service to court unless the agency grants permits to groups seeking to protest the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Trump deposed in lawsuit against celebrity chef Jose Andres
Just over two weeks from taking office, President-elect Donald Trump gave a videotaped deposition stemming from a lawsuit he filed after a celebrity chef backed out of plans to open …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Court rules state’s lawsuit against Comcast can move forward
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s $100 million lawsuit against cable giant Comcast cleared a legal hurdle when King County Superior Court Judge Timothy A. Bradshaw ruled on Dec. 23 that …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
Widow of pilot killed in Felts Field crash sues airplane manufacturer, alleging flawed design
The wife of one of the men who died in a plane crash near Felts Field last year has filed a lawsuit against the companies that built and maintained the …
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Google’s policies deter whistle-blowing, employee alleges in lawsuit
A Google Inc. employee has filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging the company’s confidentiality policies illegally dissuade current and former workers from whistle-blowing.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
Family of murdered Spokane Valley woman can sue killer’s psychiatrist for medical negligence
The Washington Supreme Court says the family of a Spokane woman who was murdered with her son can pursue a lawsuit over whether the killer’s psychiatrist should have done more …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Oregon’s top court allows bystander lawsuit to proceed
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a lawsuit to proceed that was filed on behalf of two boys who witnessed their younger brother hit and killed by a pickup …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
Washington family sues family member for not reporting abuse
An 11-year-old Washington girl and her parents are suing a woman for emotional damages resulting from her husband’s sexual abuse.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Trump University settlement filed for judge’s review
Lawyers for Donald Trump and former students of his now-defunct Trump University filed an agreement in court to settle lawsuits alleging that the president-elect defrauded them, signaling that a deal …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
Seattle owes cyclist hit by semitrailer $1.6 million
The city of Seattle has been ordered to pay about $1.6 million to a bicyclist who was struck by a semitrailer two years ago.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Spokane Valley-based Monaco Enterprises settles government-overbilling lawsuit for $5 million
Spokane Valley-based Monaco Enterprises Inc. will pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the company siphoned millions of dollars from the federal government by overbilling or billing for services …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 10:09 a.m.
Huff, puff and explode: E-cigarette fires, injuries on rise
Katrina Williams wanted a safer alternative to smoking, and e-cigarettes seemed to be the answer until the day one exploded in her pocket as she drove home from a beauty …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
Lawsuit: Men treated unfairly in college sex assault cases
A former Drake University student who says the Des Moines-based university failed to consider his allegations of sexual assault against a female student but believed her allegations against him is …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
Federal judge asked to block part of Florida abortion law
A federal judge is being asked to block additional parts of a contentious Florida abortion law.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Lawsuit challenges new Texas rules over fetal remains
A coalition of national advocacy groups has sued to block Texas’ soon-to-be-implemented rules mandating the burial or cremation of fetal remains.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Alaska Airlines settles lawsuit against Virgin America deal
Alaska Airlines has removed its last major hurdle to buying Virgin America.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
Groups sue feds to force Washington to protect Puget Sound
An environmental group is suing the federal government to force Washington state to do more to protect Puget Sound from polluted runoff from roads, farms, logging and boats.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Lawsuit says Idaho agency fired whistleblower, used its subpoena power to go after his personal cell phone records
The Idaho Department of Labor used subpoena powers granted for specific purposes to instead obtain a whistleblower employee’s personal cell phone records, then fired the employee over the results of …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Nurses at St. Joseph in Tacoma get $5 million settlement
Nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma will receive $5 million in back pay after CHI Franciscan Health agreed to a settlement regarding meal and rest breaks.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Seattle’s duck boat company to pay up to $1 million for violations
Ride the Ducks International has agreed to pay up to $1 million in civil penalties in an agreement reached with federal transportation officials.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Supreme Court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple
A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
Lawsuit over school use of local levies costing thousands
The state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has so far spent thousands of dollars to pursue a lawsuit against seven school districts over the use of local levy dollars …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
Boy chained with dead chicken around neck sues adults
A teen found chained to the porch of a house with a dead chicken around his neck is suing his former foster mother as well as social services officials and …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
Lawsuit ‘likely’ amid new Texas rules over fetal remains
New Texas rules requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains are likely to face a court challenge before taking effect, an abortion-rights attorney said Friday, months after the U.S. …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
J&J ordered to pay record $1 billion for faulty hip implants
A Texas jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $1 billion to patients who claimed the company hid flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips that had to be …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 8:39 a.m.
Mother sues for $5 million after tree causes son’s death
The mother of an 11-year-old boy who died after a tree struck the car they were riding in is seeking $5 million for her physical and psychological injuries.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:51 a.m.
Yakima medical group will pay $4.5 million settlement in charity care case
Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center and its parent company have agreed to a $4.5 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over the hospital’s charity care practices.