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House votes to end forced arbitration in business disputes

The House approved a bill Friday to end forced arbitration clauses that prevent workers and consumers from filing lawsuits in disputes with companies over employment practices, billing or civil rights.

UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 7:28 p.m.

Steelworkers union says arbitration carried too many risks for Lucky Friday miners

Steelworkers’ Wednesday night vote against using binding arbitration to end a year-long strike at the Lucky Friday Mine hinged on workers’ fears about potential changes to pay and a long-established …

Editorial: GOP disarms little guy in bank fights

You cannot band together with other aggrieved parties and go to court, even if there’s a demonstrated pattern of abuse by the corporations affecting millions of customers.

Wells Fargo wants lawsuits tossed in favor of arbitration

A group of Wells Fargo customers who say they were victims of unfair overdraft practices want their claims heard in court, but the bank wants the disputes handled through arbitration.

New nursing home standards preserve patients’ right to sue

The Obama administration is issuing new nursing home standards that reverse a longstanding industry practice and preserve the rights of patients to sue in cases of abuse or neglect.

Consumer Confidential: Government may soon begin putting an end to forced arbitration clauses

If you’ve got a credit card, you’ve been forced to kiss away your constitutional right to sue the card issuer. But it’s looking increasingly likely that this is about to …

Supreme Court sides with DirecTV in arbitration case

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court says satellite provider DirecTV can avoid a class action lawsuit in California over early termination fees and can force customers into private arbitration hearings …

Editorial: Arbitrator considered deputies’ contract in context

Maybe arbitration does work. The ruling last month in a case involving Spokane County and the Spokane County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association recognizes, at last, the obvious differences in the local …

Manfred speaks on key issues

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says the National League and American League will bat last in alternating years in the All-Star Game, regardless of where it’s played. Manfred disclosed the plan …

Price tag for Price is $19.75 million

Detroit Tigers left-hander David Price set a record for the highest one-year contract for a player in salary arbitration, agreeing to a $19.75 million deal Friday as 95 players reached …

Shawn Vestal: Sheriff giving high standards another last chance

So, if you’re ever pulled over or interrogated for any reason by Spokane County Deputy Scott Kenoyer, you know what you should say? Whatever you want.

Vestal: Knezovich needs help in Olympia

What do you have to do to stay fired as a cop in this state? Kick a handcuffed suspect while he’s down? Force a mentally ill suspect to strip and …

Sheriff eyes arbitration law

Determined to rid his agency of a handful of rogue law enforcement officers and restore public trust in law enforcement, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is asking state lawmakers to …

Fired teacher loses arbitration

The Riverside School District teacher and football coach who had sexual relations with two former female students has lost an appeal to return to work. An arbitrator determined Allen Martin …

Teachers, District 81 Agree Early Three-Year Pact Includes 4 Percent Raise In First Year

Spokane teachers will get a 4 percent raise in the first year of a three-year contract negotiated in record time with Spokane School District 81. Salaries will begin at roughly …

Settlement Ends Strike In Kellogg Nursing Home Aides Accept Compromise On Wages

After nine days of around-the-clock picketing, workers at a Kellogg nursing home have struck a deal they can live with. “We got more money. It’s not as much as we …