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Democratic AGs sue to force US to ratify ERA

Three Democratic state attorneys general are suing a U.S. government official to force him to recognize Virginia’s vote this week to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and certify the measure as part of the Constitution.

D.C. sues Trump inaugural committee, alleging abuse of funds

The District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and two companies that control the Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital, accusing them of throwing parties for the Trump family with nonprofit funds, and overpaying for event space at the hotel.

Judge won’t stop Idaho tribe lawsuit against mining company

A Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe that seeks to force a Canadian gold mining company to acquire permits for pollution discharged from its central Idaho facility will be allowed to continue, a federal judge decided.

Delta workers sue manufacturer Lands’ End over uniforms

Hundreds of Delta Air Lines employees have filed a pair of class-action lawsuits against Wisconsin-based clothing manufacturer Lands’ End, claiming that uniforms they are required to wear are causing serious medical problems.

Washington sues Johnson & Johnson over opioids

Washington filed its third lawsuit tied to the opioid crisis Thursday, claiming one of the nation’s biggest companies deceived doctors and patients about the addictive nature of the painkillers it developed and marketed.

Exxon Mobil prevails in lawsuit over climate regulations

Exxon Mobil prevailed Tuesday in a lawsuit accusing the energy giant of downplaying the toll that climate change regulations could take on its business, with a judge saying the state attorney general’s case didn’t prove the company deceived investors – but also didn’t excuse it of any accountability for global warming.

Garfield County joins Western Washington transportation players in suing over car-tab initiative

Initiative 976 could shutter the small southeast Washington county’s transportation authority, a lifeline for many elderly and rural residents on fixed incomes who need rides to regional hubs. The Garfield County organization is the only one outside of the Puget Sound which has sued to overturn the $30 car-tab initiative, approved by Washington voters earlier this month.

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival

General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union.