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Motel 6: $7.6 million for guests reported to immigration

The national budget chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay up to $7.6 million to Latino guests who say the company’s employees shared their private information with immigration officials, according …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:54 a.m.

Jury awards $75,000 to Hayden couple in ‘war on Christmas’ lawsuit

A North Idaho jury awarded a Hayden-area couple $75,000 last week, ruling a homeowners association was guilty of religious discrimination in a story billed as a “war on Christmas” by …


WSU student sues Pullman police for excessive force during arrest in restaurant

A Washington State University student is suing the Pullman Police Department alleging a pair of officers used excessive force while taking him into custody inside a Pullman Jack in the …


New York sues ExxonMobil, accusing it of deceiving investors about climate change risks

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood sued ExxonMobil on Wednesday, accusing the oil giant of defrauding investors about the financial risks of climate change and lying about how it was …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Judge dismisses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s new gun-storage law

A King County judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation against Seattle’s new gun-storage law, siding with the …


Lawsuit: Safeco Field discriminates against wheelchair users

Wheelchair users attending Seattle Mariners baseball games at Safeco Field get a “second-class” experience, a nonprofit disability-rights law firm says, and has filed a discrimination lawsuit.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Ebay sues Amazon, saying it tried to poach its sellers

Ebay filed a lawsuit against Amazon Wednesday, saying the online retail giant used eBay’s messaging system to recruit its sellers.


Walmart agrees to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit over seating for California cashiers

About 100,000 current and former Walmart cashiers in California might soon be eligible to receive slices of a $65 million settlement the retailer has agreed to pay after being accused …


New California internet neutrality law sparks U.S. lawsuit

California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the nation’s strongest net neutrality law, prompting an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration and opening the next phase in the battle over regulating …


Rapper Nelly settles with woman over sexual-assault lawsuit

A Seattle-area woman and the rapper known as Nelly have mutually agreed to settle the woman’s lawsuit alleging he raped her on his tour bus after a performance last year, …


Trial begins in $10B investor lawsuit against Volkswagen

Trial proceedings have begun in the lawsuit brought against Volkswagen by investors alleging the company did not give them timely notice of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on …


Amish couple sues 2 agencies over photos their faith forbids

An Amish couple with 13 children sued the federal government on Wednesday, accusing officials of violating their constitutional rights by insisting that they provide photographs of themselves before the Canadian …


Trial in lawsuit alleging mishandled burials set to begin

Galilee Memorial Gardens, the Tennessee cemetery where caskets were crushed and stacked, remains were mishandled and bodies were lost, remains closed.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 12:03 p.m.

Idaho governor, GOP leaders ask to join sage grouse suit

An Idaho ranch’s attempt to block U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage grouse has attracted the support of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other top state Republicans.


Homeless Samaritan suing couple who raised funds to help him

A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the …


Local man sickened by E. coli sues Idaho distributor

An Ada County man is suing an Idaho distributor claiming lettuce it sold to Costco Wholesale sickened him with E. coli.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Lawsuit alleging doctor’s sperm donation heads to court

A judge will hear arguments later this month in a lawsuit by a woman who accused a fertility doctor of fraudulently using his own sperm to artificially inseminate her mother.


City sewer fee case goes to Idaho’s highest court

Cities across Idaho are closely watching a lawsuit that seeks refunds of millions of dollars in sewer connection fees paid to the city of Hayden by everyone who built a …


Environmentalists sue federal government in Seattle to protect endangered orcas

An environmental conservation group has sued the federal government, alleging it failed to meet its obligation to protect the habitat of endangered southern-resident killer whales on the West Coast.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gay couple sues again

A Colorado baker who insisted his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple – an argument partly supported by the U.S. Supreme Court …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Judge: Final lawsuit from Oso landslide can go to trial

The final wrongful death lawsuit from the Oso mudslide can go to trial later this year, a judge has ruled.


Tinder founders, execs file suit against IAC and Match Group

The founders of the dating app Tinder, along with current executives and some of its employees, have filed a lawsuit against IAC/InterActiveCorp and its Match Group subsidiary for allegedly manipulating …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

Four women who used to work for Nike have filed a federal lawsuit against the company, alleging it violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that …


Washington AG sues New York man, says he set up bogus charities here

The 60-year-old man, is accused of setting up six fake nonprofits here, and establishing similar bogus charities in eight other states, all using variations on the names for the United …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Eight states suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns

Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

Shareholder sues Facebook after stock plunges

Days after Facebook’s stock suffered the largest drop in Wall Street history, a shareholder sued the company accusing the social media network of making misleading statements about its user numbers …


Papa John’s founder sues for corporate records

The founder of Papa John’s pizza is suing for access to the company’s books and records after he resigned this month amid reports he used a racial slur during a …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal court over new abortion reporting requirements that critics say are unconstitutional and …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn’t liable

MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Spokane suing Shogun owner over storage property that allegedly served as illegal housing, drug den

The city of Spokane is suing the owner of the recently-destroyed Shogun Restaurant, accusing him of operating a storage facility next door that has been used as a drug den, …