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UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

4 states added to suit to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada are joining the legal fight against T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion bid for Sprint in a case that lawyers on both sides say they hope will reach …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 4:08 p.m.

States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint, T-Mobile deal

A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm.


Attorney General Bob Ferguson sues Trump administration over water quality standards in Spokane River

The lawsuit alleges violations of federal law in the EPA’s decision last month to lessen standards for pollutants allowed into Washington waterways. The decision, which comes two years after federal …


California sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma

California on Monday became the latest state to sue the pharmaceutical company behind the painkiller OxyContin, alleging it falsely promoted the drug as not addictive even as it emerged as …


Lawsuit calls Mississippi’s way of choosing governors racist

Four black Mississippians are suing to put a stop to what they say is a racially discriminatory method of electing the governor and other statewide officials


McDonald’s revamps its harassment policy

McDonald’s Corp., in the face of criticism for its handling of harassment complaints, says it is training workers to deal with the issue and is starting a hotline for victims.


5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the …


100 years ago in Spokane: Seventh-graders build sidewalk, drinking fountains, basement floors at Hamilton school

Seventh-grade boys in manual training classes at Hamilton and Whitman schools installed a 100-foot long sidewalk at Hamilton school.


North Carolina sues e-cigarette maker Juul over marketing

North Carolina’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the maker of a popular e-cigarette maker, asking a court to limit what flavors it can sell and ensure underage teens …


Patagonia to Anheuser-Busch: This lawsuit’s for you

Outdoor goods retailer Patagonia is suing beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev over the name, logo and marketing of its Patagonia beer.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Woman who successfully overturned vehicular homicide charge sues WSP, alleging false arrest and imprisonment

A woman who fought off felony vehicular homicide charges after successfully arguing that Washington State Patrol troopers made false statements to obtain search warrants is now suing the state agency …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

Trump lawsuit tries to block subpoenas for financial records

President Donald Trump, his family and the Trump Organization filed a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to block congressional subpoenas seeking their banking and financial …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett’s lawyers, claiming defamation

Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the “Empire” actor’s attorneys, alleging that they repeatedly asserted …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 10:25 a.m.

German price platform sues Google over search results

A German price-comparison platform says it has filed a suit against Alphabet Inc.’s Google search business on allegations it has abused its dominant position by favoring its own price-comparison service …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Boeing shareholder alleges investors were misled on MAX 8 jet

A Boeing shareholder is suing the company for alleging hiding problems with its 737 MAX 8 jet to push its shares higher.


Judge reverses jury’s decision regarding massive Christmas display in Hayden

A court decision that should have netted North Idaho couple Jeremy and Kristy Morris $75,000 after a jury found a Hayden homeowner’s association engaged in religious discrimination is looking a …


Court dismisses student’s lawsuit against WSU

A lawsuit alleging Washington State University violated federal law and failed to protect an African-American student from a hostile campus environment in 2015 was dismissed from federal court last week.


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Girls were forced to wear skirts at school to ‘preserve chivalry.’ So they sued – and won.

This week a federal judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled that a school’s policy toward girls’ clothing was unconstitutional, the culmination of a court fight that began …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Lawsuit filed against Boeing over crash in Ethiopia

Lawyers hired by the family of a passenger killed in this month’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet are suing Boeing, which made the plane.


Settlement reached in lawsuits over Xarelto blood thinner

An estimated 25,000 lawsuits involving the blood-thinning medication Xarelto have been settled for a total of $775 million, attorneys and the manufacturers said Monday.


The ridiculousness of Devin Nunes suing Twitter accounts

Nunes is suing @DevinCow, along with another parody account called @DevinNunesMom, Republican strategist Liz Mair and Twitter as an organization, alleging a concerted effort to defame him and work against …


Twin girls were starved by mother, failed by state watchdog: Lawsuit filed

Two young girls who were nearly starved to death by their mother in 2015 are suing the state and a for-profit substance-abuse treatment provider.


Washington joins other states in suing major opioid shippers

Washington is the latest state to sue major distributors of opioids, saying the companies made billions of dollars while ignoring signs of a growing crisis fueled by addiction to the …


Family sues Nashville, officer for $30M in fatal shooting

The family of a black man killed by a Nashville police officer filed a federal lawsuit Monday, naming the city and the white officer who fatally shot the man from …


North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

North Carolina is being sued again over its treatment of transgender people, as state employees argue their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

E-cigarette maker accuses Reynolds of patent infringement

An Ohio manufacturer of electronic cigarettes has accused the R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company of patent infringement.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 2:14 p.m.

Women’s national soccer team players sue for equal pay

Players for the U.S. women’s national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay equal to that of their male counterparts.


Actor drops ‘Carlton Dance’ suit against video game maker

“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped a lawsuit against the makers of the video game “Fortnite” over its use of the “Carlton” dance he did on …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Washington Senate moves to amend 1909 wrongful death law

Four years after a fatal Seattle crash, the Washington Senate on Tuesday approved an update to parts of the state’s wrongful death law.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

OxyContin maker: Lawsuit distorts facts, scapegoats company

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is asking a Massachusetts court to throw out a lawsuit filed by the state’s attorney general that accuses the company, its owners and top executives of …