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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its owners

A judge is pushing for a settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits facing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma with a decision Friday to pause litigation against the company and members of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Fired North Idaho wrestling coach Pat Whitcomb files lawsuit against the school

After filing a tort claim in June against North Idaho College for what he believed was an unlawful dismissal, ex-Cardinals wrestling coach Pat Whitcomb has proceeded to sue the Coeur …


Spokane City Council agrees to pursue legal action against manufacturers of opioid painkillers

Lawmakers asked the city’s legal team last year to explore litigation against the makers of OxyContin and other prescription painkillers, cited as the major source of the country’s opioid crisis. …


Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal maker hit with $8B verdict

A Philadelphia jury has decided that Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals should pay $8 billion over an antipsychotic drug that the plaintiff’s attorneys say is linked to the growth …


Facebook to settle advertiser lawsuit for $40 million

Facebook has agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers who said it inflated the amount of time its users watched videos.


Spokane reverses course, will pursue damages against prescription painkiller manufacturers

The Spokane City Council is expected to approve a contract with a Seattle-based law firm that has brought multiple lawsuits against the manufacturers of opioid painkillers. The city’s legal department …


Lawsuit: Nation’s biggest railway companies fixed prices

More than two dozen major companies ranging from Campbell Soup to Kia are suing the nation’s four biggest railway companies, contending the railroads had a price-fixing scheme to illegally boost …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Washington sues Trump over transfer of $89M from Puget Sound Navy base to border wall

Washington sues Trump administration over the transfer of money for Navy construction project.


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 …