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UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

U.S. sued to stop deportation of 3 children to El Salvador

After being denied U.S. asylum in Texas and returned to a squalid camp in Mexico, a mother from El Salvador chose to send her three children back across the border …


Zeppelin wins latest battle of the bands in ‘Stairway’ fight

A federal appeals court on Monday restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to Heaven.”


Federal trial in Spokane’s pollution case against Monsanto delayed until July

The $283 million lawsuit has been delayed once again after being filed five years ago.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Bounty hunters who were criminally charged file lawsuit against city, Spokane Police Department

Shaun Beveridge, Reed Alfeteras and Robert Elder sued the Spokane Police Department last week, alleging they were unfairly prosecuted to protect a confidential informant when they were charged with crimes …


North Dakota, tribes reach settlement over voter ID lawsuit

North Dakota reached a proposed settlement agreement Thursday with American Indians who sued over the state’s voter ID laws requiring residents to provide a street address, arguing they are a …


Suit: District wrong to punish students over racist posts

Four students in a southeastern Michigan town sued their school district over discipline they received in the wake of racist social media posts directed at black students.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Ridpath owners sue chef Jeremy Hansen, wife Kate over abandoned restaurant plans

The owners of the Ridpath are suing restaurateurs Jeremy and Kate Hansen, alleging the couple failed to pay rent and misspent more than $100,000 that should have been used to …


Lawsuit accuses Mead School District of failing to protect student from teacher’s sexual abuse

Seattle attorneys representing the former student and her mother filed the lawsuit last week in Spokane County Superior Court, seeking damages for the abuse committed by the former teacher, 38-year-old …


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 …


Fiat Chrysler denies union bribery allegations in GM lawsuit

Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

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 …


US court dismisses suit by youths over climate change

A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government’s climate policy harms them and jeopardizes their future.


Oklahoma reaches $8.75 million settlement with opiate maker

The state of Oklahoma will receive $8.75 million from two pharmaceutical companies in a deal that will end legal action the state was considering against the opioid manufacturers.


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 …


IKEA to pay $46M in boy’s dresser tipover death, lawyers say

IKEA has agreed to pay $46 million to the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died of injuries suffered when a 70-pound recalled dresser tipped over onto him, the family’s …


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

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 …


Court: Airline’s workers can’t sue as class in pay dispute

American Airlines workers at Newark’s airport who claim in a lawsuit they’ve been shorted on overtime pay can’t sue as a class, a federal appeals court ruled this week.


Cornell widow sues Soundgarden members over solo recordings

The widow of the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is suing the remaining band members and business associates over royalties from some of his solo records.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

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 …


Jury: Elon Musk did not defame British caver in tweet

Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet, a Los Angeles jury found Friday.


George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin’s family, prosecutors for $100 million

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, filed a $100 million lawsuit Wednesday against the teen’s family, a publishing firm and a …


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

A Boeing spokesman said Friday the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air. The company did not disclose terms of …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

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.


Vegan sues Burger King, claiming meatless Impossible Whopper is ‘contaminated’ by beef fat

A Georgia man who is vegan has sued Burger King for false advertising alleging the burger chain “duped” customers into eating Impossible Whoppers by not adequately disclosing that the plant-based …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

McDonald’s workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short

Jenna Ries has filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She’s one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald’s with the U.S. …


Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY over tax returns

A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Ben & Jerry’s sued over ‘happy cow’ characterization

Ben & Jerry’s is facing a lawsuit accusing the ice cream maker and its parent company of false advertising by saying the milk and cream in its products comes from …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Columnist sues Trump for calling her sex assault claim a lie

An advice columnist who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in a New York City department store dressing room in the 1990s sued him Monday, saying he defamed …