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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 1:39 p.m.

Attorneys representing 2,000 local governments, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reportedly reach settlement

Attorney Paul Farrell says in a text message Wednesday that they have agreed to a deal in which Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue would pay up to $12 billion and have the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

States sue SEC, claiming investors left behind by new rules

Six states and the District of Columbia have sued the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying the regulatory agency is putting investors in jeopardy by relaxing rules for brokers.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Former sheriff’s sergeant accused of racist remark brings defamation claim to court

A defamation claim brought by a former Spokane County sheriff’s sergeant is now in court. Jeff Thurman, who was fired from the sheriff’s office in June, denies allegations that he …


Widow sues Moody Bible Institute over deadly plane crash near Deer Park

A woman is suing the Moody Bible Institute over a plane crash that killed her husband and two other men, alleging the Chicago-based evangelical college failed to maintain the aircraft …


Suit seeks to reduce prolonged hospital stays for those with developmental disabilities

Disability Rights Washington joins with patient to sue the leaders of two state agencies in an effort to prevent developmentally disabled Washingtonians from getting stuck in hospitals for months at …


Wave of child sex abuse lawsuits threatens Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America is facing a growing threat from a wave of lawsuits filed over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

New York, 2 other states sue over Trump immigration rule

New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont sued the federal government Tuesday over new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including …


Detained immigrants sue over conditions, medical care

Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday demanding adequate medical care and treatment and accommodations for disabilities.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Panels overturns settlement approval in Google privacy suit

A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users’ online activity using tracking “cookies,” even when privacy settings were set to …


Lawsuit filed by two Seattle residents attempts to block OPT pack kill order

Two western Washington residents filed a lawsuit attempting to block the killing of more members of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack, Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Trump sues House panel, NY to protect state tax returns

President Donald Trump is suing the House Ways and Means Committee and New York state officials to prevent his state tax returns from being turned over to the congressional committee.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Judge recommends $14M award to neo-Nazi trolling victim

A magistrate judge in Montana says the publisher of a neo-Nazi website should have to pay $14 million to the victim of an internet trolling campaign


Lawsuit filed to restore mountain caribou

Conservation groups are suing the federal government for failing to designate critical habitat for endangered mountain caribou in the inland Northwest


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

U.S. appeals court sides with Trump in lawsuit involving hotel

A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel, handing Trump a significant legal victory on …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Kevin Spacey accuser abruptly drops lawsuit that was filed last week

The man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Massachusetts bar in 2016 has abruptly dropped a lawsuit he had filed against the embattled actor just over a week …


Kevin Spacey accuser drops lawsuit against actor

A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor, his lawyer said Friday.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Family of Las Vegas mass shooting victim sues gun makers

The family of a woman killed by a gunman raining down gunfire from a Las Vegas high-rise hotel suite filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against eight gun makers and …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

House committee files lawsuit for Trump tax returns

A House committee has sued the Trump administration in federal court for access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns.


Former sheriff’s sergeant files $12.5 million defamation claim after allegations of sexual harassment and violent, racist remark

Spokane attorney Mary Schultz, representing former sergeant Jeff Thurman, filed a tort claim Monday seeking nearly $12.5 million in damages from the county, saying Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s statements about Thurman …


Carmen Electra, others sue clubs for using images in ads

Twelve professional models including Carmen Electra and Lucy Pinder are suing five Las Vegas strip clubs, alleging their photos have been used for advertising without permission or payment


Michigan AG sues to shut down oil pipeline in Great Lakes

Michigan’s attorney general sued Thursday to shut down twin 66-year-old oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an “unacceptable risk” and the state cannot wait five to 10 …


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 …